Edith [BATHE]
(Est 1575-1638)


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Edith [BATHE]

  • Born: Est 1575
  • Married: Est 1595
  • Buried: 9 Feb 1638, Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire, England 1

  General Notes:

compiler's 10 x great grandmother

  Research Notes:

Edith HORSELL is first named as a beneficiary in the Will of John PARSONS of Wootton Bassett, Gent. (written 20 Oct 1622) as "now wife of Henry Horsall". John PARSONS also names her children Bartholomew, Anne, Elizabeth and Christian, all under the age of 21. John PARSONS does not indicate what his relationship to Edith is. However, John also names as beneficiaries of his Will his 'sister' Christian BATH and his 'brother' Robert BATH, both of whom left wills. Obviously 'sister' and 'brother' here are not to be interpreted literally. It should be noted at this point that John PARSONS married Ann MASLYN in 1618. As such John PARSONS was probably born in the 1590s. Henry's and Edith's first child (that we know of) was born about 1595, meaning Henry and Edith may well have belonged to a generation previous to that of John PARSONS.

Edith HORSELL is next named as a beneficiary in the Will of Christian BAATH of Wootton Bassett (written 10 Mar 1635/6). Christian refers to Edith HORSELL as her sister.

Christian names as beneficiaries Edith's children Anne, Christian and Bartholomew.

Christian names as a beneficiary her brother Robert BAATH, also called 'brother' in the Will of John PARSONS.

Edith died in 1638.

In the Will of Robert BAATH of Wootton Bassett, Gent. (written 6 Aug 1645), he names as beneficiaries (among others) Edith's and Henry's children Anne HORSELL, Christian HORSELL and Bartholomew HORSELL. Witnesses to Robert's Will were Richard BAATH and John PARSONS [i.e. junior]

Robert BAATH was a contemporary of Edith. Robert's wife was Millicent JEFFERIES. They were married in 1608 in Purton Wilts. Robert names his wife Millicent in his Will. Robert was born either in the 1570s or 1580s. As Edith's first known child was born c. 1595, she was most likely born in the early 1570s. A Robert BATHE is named as second youngest child in the Will of Richard BATHE of Wootton Bassett, husbandman (proved 2 Jul 1584). This Robert had a sister named Christian; however, she was already married in 1584 and died in 1607/8. Hence Robert BAATH, implied brother of Edith HORSELL (by way of Edith being the sister of Christian BAATH and Christian the sister of Robert BAATH) was not the same as Robert who was the son of Richard and his wife Agnes, noting Edith does not appear among the children of Richard BATHE and Agnes in Richard's Will*.

* Richard's and Agnes' children were (shown in the order named in Richard's Will): John Bathe (eldest), Richard Bathe, Elene Hewes, Christian Brinsden, Thomas Bathe, Nicholas Bathe, William Bathe, Robert Bathe, Faramente Bathe.


Edith wife of Henry Horsal (burial record).

  Marriage Information:

Edith married Henry HORSELL est 1595. (Henry HORSELL was born est 1570 and died after 1638.)


1 England, Select Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991, FHL Film Number 1279358.

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