Richard BEYNHAM of Maldon, Gent.
Ellen (Helen)


Family Links

1. John CRESSENER of Woodham Walter, Esq.

2. Humphrey REYNOLDS

Sibyl BEYNHAM 1 2

  • Married (1): 1528
  • Married (2):
  • Died: Between 21 Oct 1580 and 17 Nov 1580, Essex, England

  Research Notes:

Deed 9 Jul 1528 (marriage settlement). 3

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.

In 1532 Sybil Cressener, the wife of John Cressener and later of Humphrey Reynolds, received 25 acres from Sybil Wroe, widow of John Wroe.

Named as a beneficiary in her father's Will (proved 1536), by then married to John Cressener. Sibyl and her husband John Cressener inherit Richard Beynham's house called "the Cheker" in Maldon.

Sole executrix of the Will of her grandson John Cresner of Boreham (proved 19th June 1577), servant to Master William. Twedye, gentleman, from whom she received £20. 4


Deed, 21st October 1580 5

Conveyance (Feoffment) by Sibyl Reighnolde of Woodham Walter, widow, to George Cressener of Bletherwick, Northants, her son, of a messuage with a garden in the town of Earls Colne, between the messuage and garden formerley of John Collyer and afterwards of Colne Priory on one side and the cottage and garden late of the Priory and now in her own occupation on the other side, one head abutting on the land of the Earl of Oxford called Lowefeld and the other on the highway from Colneforthebridge to Halstead- Witnesses- Thomas Bridge John Weggen, Robert Eridge, Gregory Garrad, Thomas Pollin, Henry Clarke, Barthw. Garrad, John Garrod,
[Signs "Cresner alias Ranoldes".]


Admon, 17th November 1580 6

Letters of administration of estate of Sibyl Reinolds [as in D/DTu 183] granted to her son George Cressenor. [Seal (almost perfect) of Commissary of Archbishop of Canterbury, affixed direct to paper.]

  Marriage Information:

Sibyl married John CRESSENER, son of Thomas CRESSENER of Bures, Whissonsett & London, and Eleanor WODEHOUSE, in 1528. (John CRESSENER was born est 1500 and died after 1556 in Essex, England.)

  Marriage Information:

Sibyl also married Humphrey REYNOLDS. (Humphrey REYNOLDS died before 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, p. 183.

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.

4 Ibid., Reference: D/DTu 181.

5 Ibid., Reference: D/DTu 183.

6 Ibid., Reference: D/DTu 184.

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