NameSir Edward Filmer44
Birth17 Jan 1565, East Sutton, Kent, England
Death22 Nov 1629, East Sutton, Kent, England
FatherRobert Filmer (1525-1585)
Misc. Notes
He resided at Colledgehouse in Maidstone, Kent, England.4,5 He resided at Manor of Herst in Parish Otterdan, England.6,7 The Filmers were anciently seated at Manor of Herst, Parish of Otterdan, during the time of Edward II until the time of Queen Elizabeth when Robert Filmer (Edward's father) son of James FIlmer, moved to Little Charleton, East Sutton.

He was married to Elizabeth Argall (daughter of Richard Argall and Mary "Marie" Scott) in 1585 in East Sutton, Kent, England.8 Edward and Elizabeth had 18 children; 9 boys, 9 girls. Note: In several data bases, another child named "Job" appears but there is no such child depicted on the brass plate covering the tomb of Sir Edward and Lady Elizabeth in East Sutton Church. Elizabeth Argall9 was born about 1570 in Kent, England.1 She resided at Maidstone, Kent, England in 1580. She resided at East Sutton, Kent, England in 1586. She died on 9 Aug 1638 in East Sutton, Kent, England.10,11,8 She had an estate probated on 16 Aug 1638 in East Sutton, Kent, England.
WILL OF SIR EDWARD FILMER, KNIGHT (aged 63, 17th. January, last) Will Dated 20 October , Vth. Charles I ; Proved 5 December 1629

To my daughter, ELIZABETH, wife of William Faulkner, citizen and draper of London, if she survives her husband L 500. If the said husband survives said ELIZABETH, then to her children L 300, equally divided. If she dies without issue, then to her husband L 20. Executors to fing meat, drink and apparel to the said ELIZABETH to the value of L 4- yearly.

To my three sons, EDWARD, JOHN, and HENRY FILMER, L 10 each. And because my son REYNALD's (REGINALD) estate consists in trading beyond the seas, I forgive him all his debts (L 500), L 50. To my said son HENRY, if he commence M.A. in University of Cambridge, L 40 and further L 100.

To my daughters, MARY KNATCHBULL and CATHERINE BARHAM, L 20 each.

To EDWARD KNATCHBULL, my Godson, L 5. To his sister MARY KNATCHBULL, L 20. To his brother JOHN, L 2 To EDWARD BARHAM, my Godson.... To ELIZABETH BARHAM, my wifes God-daughter, L 5. To other grandchildren, ROBERT, THOMAS,

CHARLES and RICHARD BARHAM, L 40 s, each. To Dame ANN, wife of my son, Sir ROBERT FILMER, L 20 for a ring. To my daughter SARA, L 1000 further L 500. Annuity of L 10 to my brother, HENRY. DOROTHY, daughter of my brother, ANTHONY FILMER, L10.

DAME ELIZABETH, my wife, L 120. All her chains and jewels and all my household stuff in College House in Maidstone, a third part of linen and silver. My lease of Rectory in East Sutton toward payment of my debts. The other two parts of linen, silver, etc. to my son, Sir ROBERT FILMER. My wife shall have the leases of certain houses in Knightrider Street, lately given me by my brother, ROBERT FILMER, ESQ. DAME ELIZABETH and SIR ROBERT, my son, Executors. Witnesses: WILLIAM DAVY, WILLIAM GREGORY, and RICHARD CLOUGH.

For disposing my land in co. Kent and elsewhere.... Lands called NICHOLS in CHARTHAM, my lands in OTTERDEEN and land in ROMNEY MARSH shall stand according to indentures made. To my son JOHN, ΒΆ 50 yearly out of house in DARRANT. To said son, JOHN, also my houses and lands in YALDING and to his heirs. For default to my eldest son, SIR ROBERT and heirs; for default to EDWARD FILMER, my second son and heirs; for default to REYNALD, my fourth son and heirs. For default to HENRY, my fifth son and heirs. To HENRY, my fifth son and heirs, after my wifes decease, tenement and land in Warren Street LENHAM and one in Parish of CHARING. For default to SIR ROBERT; for default to EDWARD; for default to JOHN; for default to REYNALD. To my wife, DAME ELIZABETH for life all my houses and lands in DARRANT, LENHAM, CHARING and SUTTON VALENCE, one tenement in Parish of BORDEN. AFTER her decease, the lands in SUTTON VALENCE shall be sold if need be. I no deeded lands to Sir ROBERT and heirs. Witnesses: WILLIAM DAVY, WILLIAM GREGORY, RICHARD CLOUGH.
Birthabt 1570, Kent, England
Death9 Aug 1638, East Sutton, Kent, England
Marriage1585, Kent, England
ChildrenElizabeth (1592-)
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