Alexander CRESSENER of Alphamstone, Gent.
(Abt 1431-1496)
(-Aft 1496)
Edward WODEHOUSE of Kimberley, Knt.
(-Aft 1477)
Thomas CRESSENER of Bures, Whissonsett & London
(By 1466-Bef 1544)
(-Abt 1544)
John CRESSENER of Woodham Walter, Esq.
(Est 1500-Aft 1556)


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John CRESSENER of Woodham Walter, Esq. 1 2

  • Born: Est 1500
  • Married: 1528, Essex, England
  • Died: After 1556, Essex, England

  Research Notes:

According to The Visitations of Essex, John was a descendant of Alexander Cressener who married Celia daughter of Sir John Radclyffe, knt, and died in 1496 and was buried at Sudbury.
Based on the time periods, John Cressener would have been a grandson of Alexander. He was not of the line of John Cressener (d. 1485), son and heir of Alexander. The only other son of Alexander who in turn had a son John was Thomas Cressener of Bures in Essex, &c. Thomas's son, John, was of Woodham Walter in Essex, and in a Deed dated 9 Jul 1528 (marriage settlement), Sibyl Wro widow of John Wro of Earls Colne, [gave] to John Cressener of Woodham Walter, esq., on marriage of John and her Kinswoman Sibyl dau. of Richard Bayneham of Maldon, gent., ... a messuage and garden and appurtenant lands, meadow and pastures [no details] in Earls colne and Lamarsh. 3


Named as a beneficiary in and an overseer of the Will of his father-in-law Richard Beynham of Maldon, Gent. (proved 1536), wherein John and and his wife Sibyl inherit Richard Beynham's house called "the Cheker" in Maldon.

Co-executor of the Will of his mother-in-law Helen Beynham, widow (proved 1538)

Will 1 May 1556 4

Grant of an annuity of 46s. 8d. by John Bozom of Stody, Norfolk, esq., to John Cressenour, gentleman and Thomas Sextene, gent., issuing out of the manor of Ovington, Norfolk.

  Marriage Information:

John married Sibyl BEYNHAM, daughter of Richard BEYNHAM of Maldon, Gent. and Ellen/Helen, in 1528 in Essex, England. (Sibyl BEYNHAM died between 21 Oct 1580 and 17 Nov 1580.)


1 A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Commoners of Great Britain and Ireland, Enjoying Territorial Possessions Or High Official Rank: But Univested with Heritable Honours, Volume 2, John Burke, 1835, Tufnell, of Langleys, pp. 182-3.

2 The Visitations of Essex &c. - Part II, by Hawley, 1552, Hervey, 1558, Cooke, 1570, Raven, 1612, and Owen and Lilly, 1634. To which are added Miscellaneous Essex pedigrees from various Harleian manuscripts: and an appendix containing Berry's Essex pedigrees (1878), Tufnell, p. 721.

3 Essex Record Office, Reference: D/DTu 177.

3 Ibid., Reference: D/DTu 180.

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