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Family: Master Thomas St. John, Gentleman / Jane Mathew (F4328)

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  • <img width=12 Height=12 src=img/green.gif title='Degre 11 - Generation 12 - sosa 2048'  > Master Thomas St. John, GentlemanHusband | Male
    Master Thomas St. John, Gentleman

    Born  abt. 1564  Uchel-olau (High-light), Gwenfo, Glamorganshire, Wales, Great Britain Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  24 May 1625  St. Margaret's, Westminster, London Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Married  abt. 1580   
    Other Spouse  Agnes Clarke | F351 
    Married  25 Sep 1610  St. Olave, Silver Street Parish, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Father  Christopher St. John, Esquire | F4329 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Elizabeth Bawdrep | F4329 Group Sheet 

    <img width=12 Height=12 src=img/green.gif title='Degre 11 - Generation 12 - sosa 2049'  > Jane MathewWife | Female
    Jane Mathew

    Born  abt. 1566  Llandaff, Glamorgan, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  abt. 1609  Westminster, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Father  Robert Mathew | F4330 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Joan Young | F4330 Group Sheet 

    Christopher St. JohnChild 1 | Male
    + Christopher St. John

    Born  abt. 1581  Uchel-olau (High-light), Gwenfo, Glamorganshire, Wales, Great Britain Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  19 Jun 1629  St. Olave, Silver Street Parish, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Spouse  F398428 
    Married  bef. 1601   
    Spouse  Joane Pryce (ap Rhys), St. John, Waterman; probably Christopher's second wife | F4165 
    Married  1604  Addington, St. Mary, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location

    Katheren St. JohnChild 2 | Female
    Katheren St. John

    Born  5 Apr 1584  St Andrew, Holborn, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died     
    Buried     

    <img width=12 Height=12 src=img/green.gif title='Degre 10 - Generation 11 - sosa 1024'  > Mathew St. JohnChild 3 | Male
    + Mathew St. John

    Born  13 Apr 1590  St Andrew, Holborn, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  3 Jan 1671  Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Spouse  Sarah _____, Maybe Hoyt, St. John | F4412 
    Married  abt. 1628  London, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location

    Raphe St. JohnChild 4 | Male
    Raphe St. John

    Born  16 Jan 1596  St Andrew, Holborn, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  19 Mar 1596  St Andrew, Holborn, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     

    Anne St. JohnChild 5 | Female
    + Anne St. John

    Born  28 Oct 1599  St Andrew, Holborn, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died     
    Buried     
    Spouse  Henry Champion | F3532 
    Married  8 Sep 1625  SAINT MARGARET,WESTMINSTER,LONDON,ENGLAND Find all individuals with events at this location

    Edward St. JohnChild 6 | Male
    Edward St. John

    Born  23 Jan 1604  St Andrew, Holborn, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died     
    Buried     

    Stephen St. JohnChild 7 | Male
    Stephen St. John

    Born  29 Dec 1605  Saint Margaret, Westminster, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  27 Aug 1607  Saint Margaret, Westminster, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     

    John St. JohnChild 8 | Male
    + John St. John

    Born  Feb 1607  Saint Margaret, Westminster, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  27 Sep 1665  St Botolph, Aldgate, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Spouse  Elizabeth Wicksted | F475 
    Married  15 May 1636  St. Botolph, Aldgate, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location

    Thomas St. JohnChild 9 | Male
    + Thomas St. John

    Born  31 Dec 1609  Saint Margaret, Westminster, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  23 Dec 1665  St Dunstan and All Saints, Stepneyy, Middlesex, Tower Hamlets, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Spouse  Gaine / Jane Duckett | F3438 
    Married  6 Mar 1644  Holy Trinity Minories, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location


  • Notes  Married:
    • AGE OF MAJORITY:
      WALES had a much different set of laws and customs pertaining to marriage. Even after Wales was part of England, they still followed local courts and customs and some even carry into today. The age of Majority was 21 for both men and women. This was purely for legal papers and had nothing to do with age of consent. The age of Maturity was often seen as 30 or 35 and this was an age when a person was thought worthy of being able to make judgements. These ages only applied to legal matters. A girl could marry at 12 and a boy at 14 but neither could directly inherit assets, hence they might be wards to a mature guardian. Children younger than 12 could be promised in marriage and in some cases such couples were brought up together in the same household. A girl usually needs to weigh about 98lbs to be able to conceive and that was the average weight for a non-working twelve year old.
      Some say a boy had to be age 17. There is no clear-cut rule. It seems to depend on the family dynamics for each individual situation.
    • MARRIAGE CONTRACT ? of Thomas St. John & Jane Mathew
      Robert Mathew held numerous lands in Glamorgan, Wales but until 1590 he had only daughters. In order to keep the lands from being shared among his daughters or returned to the crown, Robert Mathew likely entered into a business arrangement with Christopher St. John 1 to have his second son, Thomas marry his eldest daughter, Jane. Upon the creation of a male heir, Robert Mathew could leave his land holdings to this male in his will. Thomas St. John and Jane Mathew, likely a young couple, were married and produced the said offspring, Christopher St. John 2. However, in 1590 Thomas Mathew was born and following his birth another four sons were born. This resulted in Christopher St. John 2 no longer being the male heir to Robert Mathew. In Robert Mathew's will, he left Christopher St. John 2, 20 pounds but left nothing to Christopher's siblings. This was like a contingency payout to meet the terms of the contract between Christopher 1 and Robert Mathew. This is further evidenced by the fact that Robert Mathew had been making annual payments to Jane Mathew St. John that he lumped into a final payment in his will. These annual payments were likely part of the marriage contract upon the creation of Robert Mathew's male heir to support the said child and family.
      Since Christopher 2 now didn't stand much of a chance of inheriting St. John or Mathew estates, he was likely sent into a guild trade in 1594 as part of the indenture contracted created between Christopher St. John 1 and Thomas St. John from 1594 - 1616.
    • Will of Robert Mathew (Transcription)
      1 September 1608
      Probate Section:
      219. (On) the Fourth day of the month of December (in) the Year
      220. of (our) Lord the one thousandth six hundredth (&) eleventh, has issued a Commission (to) Thomas St John, gentleman,
      221. Husband of Jane Mathewe, the natural and legitimate daughter of Robert Mathewe, late of Cardiff, of Llandaff
      222. Diocese, deceased, having, etc., For administering the goods, rights, and credits of the said deceased, according to the tenor
      223. and effect of the testament and Codicil of the same deceased, During the minority of Thomas Mathewe,
      224. (on) the Thirteenth day of the month of February (in) the Year of (our) Lord, according to the course and computation of the Anglican church, the one thousandth six hundredth
      225. (&) eleventh, has issued a commission (to) Joan Mathewe[3], Relict of Robert Mathewe, late while he lived of Cardiff (in) the county of Glamorgan,
      226. deceased, having, etc., for administering the goods, rights, and credits of the same, according to the tenor and effect of the testament of the same deceased, during the minority of Thomas
      227. Mathewe, son of the said deceased, and the executor, etc., with regard to well, etc., sworn, (by) Letters of administration of the goods of the said deceased, with the testament annexed, otherwise (on) the 4th day of the month
      228. of December (in) the Year of (our) Lord 1611[/12][4], (to) the which Thomas St John, during the minority of the afore-mentioned executor, (by) the authority of this Court
      229. committed and granted today, in the Register of this Court introduced and voided.

      NOTE: Thomas Mathew likely turned age of majority , or21, on December 4, 1611/12 making his birthdate most likely December 4, 1590/1 and at this time, Thomas St. John relinquished his administration of Robert Mathew?s affairs over to Thomas Mathew and the court agreed he was to be paid for such service.

    Theory:
    • Christopher St. John (2) is listed as the son of Thomas St. John and Jane Mathew in the wills of Christopher St. John (1) d. 1616 and Robert Mathew d. 1608, their fathers respectively and Christopher 2's grandfathers.


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