Thomas Cossam of Heathfield
John Taylor of Heathfield
(Abt 1549-1613)
Adam Cossam of Waldron
(Abt 1568-1606)
Elizabeth Taylor
(Abt 1572-1641)
John Cossam of Heathfield


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Elizabeth Snode

  • Elizabeth Cossam
  • Constance Cossam+

John Cossam of Heathfield

  • Christened: 29 Apr 1598, Heathfield, Sussex, England 1
  • Married: 19 Oct 1617, Heathfield, Sussex, England 2
  • Buried: 21 Aug 1657, All Saints, Heathfield, Sussex, England 3

  Research Notes:

Family name also spelled COSHAM.


In 1606 John Cosham was a beneficiary of his father's Will.

In 1613 John Cossam was bequeathed £5 from the Will of his grandfather John Taylor of Heathfield.

In 1629 John Cossam was an overseer of the Will of his brother-in-law Richard Snode of Heathfield.


Abstract of the Will of John Cosham of Heathfield in the County of Sussex, Yeoman, written 30 May 1657, proved 31 Jan 1659. 4

Gives his personal goods, effects &c. to his daughter Elizabeth Cosham.

Was granted Administration of the goods & chattels of his son-in-law William Grover late of Heathfield during the minority of William's son, John Grover, and, as such, gives & devises the lands, tenements and hereditaments so administered to his daughter Constance Grover late wife of the said William Grover.

Makes his daughter Constance Grover the executrix of his will.

(his mark)

Witnesses: Tho: Houghton, Richard Hoscroft

  Marriage Information:

John married Elizabeth Snode on 19 Oct 1617 in Heathfield, Sussex, England.


1 Heathfield Sussex Parish Registers, Baptisms.

2 Ibid., Marriages.

3 Ibid., Burials.

4 Prerogative Court of Canterbury and related Probate Jurisdictions: Will Registers, PROB 11/286/451.

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