HENDON FAMILY ARCHIVES



THE COUNSELL FAMILY



Our British cousin and Henden family historian, Graham P. Steer, has kindly shared some of his Counsell family research with me. Richard and Josias Hendon's grandmother was Dinah Counsell, who was orginally believed to have perished during the voyage to or from America circa 1700 with other members of her family.

Subsequent information reveals that Dinah actually died on 3 Jul 1735 at St Bride`s, Pembrokeshire, Wales. Dinah's husband William Henden predeceased his wife, dying 12 Mar 1729 at St. Mary's, Pembrokeshire, Wales. Dinah and William Henden had relocated to Wales to be near their son, Solomon Henden,
Vicar of Lawhaden in Pembrokeshire, Wales
.


The Counsell family resided in the Barrow Gurney area of Somerset, England and Graham Steer believes some Counsells
                                                                                 were possibly in that county as early as 1089.

 

Dinah Counsell Henden was the daughter of the Reverend William Counsell, Rector of Marksbury, Somerset.

A memorial wall at St. Peter's Church at Marksbury is dedicated to the Counsell family....

Revd. William Counsell, M.A. Rector of Marksbury 1662-1674, who died April 25, 1674  Aged 64.
His wife, Jane, who died March 18, 1668 Aged 57.
And their son, Solomon, who died July 28, 1668  Aged 17.

 

COUNSELL ENTRIES in the REGISTERS of BARROW GURNEY

BA
PTISMS
  DATE CHILD'S NAME
FATHER'S NAME
25 Mar 1604
Thomas
William Counsell
1 Jan 1607
Richard
John Counsell
12 Aug 1610
William
William Counsell
9 Jan 1613
Jane
William Counsell
16 Oct 1616
Thomas
William Counsell
8 Apr 1619
George
William Counsell
22 Apr 1621
Agnes
William Counsell
4 Apr 1643
Dinah (twin)
William Counsell
4 Apr 1643
Hester (twin)
William Counsell
6 Apr 1682
John
William & Jane Counsell


BURIALS
  DATE NAME
13 Mar 1596
Richard Counsell
23 Jan 1596
Margaret Counsell
24 Apr 1600
(illegible) Counsell
19 May 1617
Elizabeth Counsell
6 Dec 1629
Agnes Counsell (widow)
24 Dec 1631
Richard Counsell
12 Apr 1639
John Counsell
9 May 1644
George Counsell
29 Oct 1644
William Counsell
1 Sep 1647
John Counsell , Senior
19 Dec 1655
William Counsell
3 Nov 1662
Maudlin Counsell
15 Dec 1669
Joseph Counsell
6 Feb 1684
Alice Counsell (widow)
20 Aug 1700
Anne Counsell
24 Nov 1706
Joan Counsell
    
MARRIAGES
11-2-1616   William Counsell & Elizabeth Bersheere
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COUNSELL LINEAGE

NOTE: Richard & Josias Hendon's direct ancestors are underlined

1. RICHARD COUNSELL died March 1596 in Barrow Gurney, Somerset, England.  He married MARGARET. 
She died January 1596 in Barrow Gurney, Somerset, England.

More About RICHARD COUNSELL:
Burial: March 13, 1596

More About MARGARET.
Burial: January 23, 1596

Children of RICHARD COUNSELL and MARGARET are:
2. i. WILLIAM2 COUNSELL, d. October 1644, Barrow Gurney, Somerset, England.
3. ii. JOHN COUNSELL, d. August 1647, Barrow Gurney, Somerset, England.
4. iii. RICHARD COUNSELL.
 

Generation No. 2

2. WILLIAM COUNSELL died October 1644 in Barrow Gurney, Somerset, England.  He married ELIZABETH. 
She died 1646 in Barrow Gurney, Somerset, England.

More About WILLIAM COUNSELL:
Burial: October 29, 1644, Barrow Gurney, Somerset, England

Children of WILLIAM COUNSELL and ELIZABETH are:
5. i. WILLIAM3 COUNSELL, b. 1610, Barrow Gurney, Somerset, England; d. April 25, 1674, Marksbury, Somerset, England.
 ii. GEORGE COUNSELL, b. 1619; d. May 1644, Barrow Gurney, Somerset, England.

More About GEORGE COUNSELL:
Baptism: April 08, 1619, Barrow Gurney, Somerset, England
Burial: May 09, 1644, Barrow Gurney, Somerset, England

 iii. THOMAS COUNSELL, b. 1616, Barrow Gurney, Somerset, England.

More About THOMAS COUNSELL:
Baptism: October 16, 1616, Barrow Gurney, Somerset, England

 iv. JANE COUNSELL, b. 1613, Barrow Gurney, Somerset, England.

More About JANE COUNSELL:
Baptism: September 01, 1613, Barrow Gurney, Somerset, England

 v. AGNES COUNSELL, b. 1621, Barrow Gurney, Somerset, England.

More About AGNES COUNSELL:
Baptism: April 22, 1621, Barrow Gurney, Somerset, England
 

3.  JOHN2 COUNSELL (RICHARD1) died August 1647 in Barrow Gurney, Somerset, England.  He married MAUDE EVERODE
in Barrow Gurney, Somerset, England.  She died November 1662 in Barrow Gurney, Somerset, England.

More About JOHN COUNSELL:
Burial: September 01, 1647, Barrow Gurney, Somerset, England

Children of JOHN COUNSELL and MAUDE EVERODE are:
 i. JOHN3 COUNSELL, b. 1611; d. April 1639, Barrow Gurney, Somerset, England.

Notes for JOHN COUNSELL:
John Counsell studied at Oxford (Gloucester Hall) with his cousin, William Counsell (father of Dinah), 1629-1631.
John  Counsell was a Doctor of Medicine.

More About JOHN COUNSELL:
Burial: April 12, 1639, Barrow Gurney, Somerset, England

 ii. RICHARD COUNSELL, b. 1607; d. 1631, Barrow Gurney, Somerset, England.

More About RICHARD COUNSELL:
Baptism: April 01, 1607, Barrow Gurney, Somerset, England
Burial: December 24, 1631, Barrow Gurney, Somerset, England

 iii. AGNES COUNSELL, m. JOHN STEPHENS, 1627.
 

4.  RICHARD2 COUNSELL (RICHARD1)

More About RICHARD COUNSELL:
Burial: 1631, Barrow Gurney, Somerset, England

Children of RICHARD COUNSELL are:
 i. CAESAR COUNSELL.
 ii. JOSIAS COUNSELL, d. 1669, Barrow Gurney, Somerset, England; m. ALICE JEFFERYS; b. 1614; d. February 1683/84,
Barrow Gurney, Somerset, England.

More About ALICE JEFFERYS:
Burial: February 06, 1684, Barrow Gurney, Somerset, England
 

Generation No. 3

5. WILLIAM COUNSELL was born 1610 in Barrow Gurney, Somerset, England, and died April 25, 1674 in Marksbury, Somerset, England. 
He married JANE.  She was born Abt. 1615 in (probably) Gloucestershire, England, and died March 18, 1664 in Marksbury, Somerset, England.

Notes for WILLIAM COUNSELL:
William Counsell was Rector of St. Peter's Church, Marksbury, Somerset. He attended Oxford University 1629-1631.

More About WILLIAM COUNSELL:
Baptism: August 12, 1610, Barrow Gurney, Somerset, England
Burial: St. Peter's Church, Marksbury, Somerset

More About JANE...WIFE OF WILLIAM COUNSELL:
Burial: St. Peter's Church, Marksbury, Somerset

Children of WILLIAM COUNSELL and JANE are:
6. i. DINAH COUNSELL, b. 1643, Barrow Gurney, Somerset, England; d. 3 Jul 1735, St Bride`s, Pembrokeshire, Wales.
 ii. HESTER COUNSELL, b. 1643; d. Barrow Gurney, Somerset, England.

More About HESTER COUNSELL:
Baptism: April 04, 1643, Barrow Gurney, Somerset, England

7. iii. WILLIAM COUNSELL, b. Bef. 1654; d. Bef. 1703.
 iv. SOLOMON COUNSELL, b. 1654; d. July 28, 1668, Marksbury, Somerset, England.

More About SOLOMON COUNSELL:
Burial: St. Peter's Church, Marksbury, Somerset

 v. JOHN COUNSELL, m. MARY THOMAS, 1677, Haversford West, England.
 

Generation No. 4

6. DINAH COUNSELL was born 1643 in Barrow Gurney, Somerset, England and died 3 Jul 1735 at St Bride`s, Pembrokeshire, Wales. 
She married WILLIAM HENDEN 1669 in Marksbury, Kent, England, son of WILLIAM HENDEN and ELIZABETH COVERT
He was born 1640 in Hothfield, Kent, England and died in Mar 1728 at St. Mary's, Pembrokeshire, Wales.

More About DINAH COUNSELL:
Baptism: April 04, 1643, Barrow Gurney, Somerset, England

Children of DINAH COUNSELL and WILLIAM HENDEN are:
 i. JANE HENDEN b. 1670, Marksbury, Somerset, England d. 1671, Marksbury, Somerset, England
iii. William HENDEN, b. 1676, Marksbury, Kent, d. 1700-1710, King and Queen County, Virginia: married Mary.
 ii. SOLOMON HENDEN b. 1671, Marksbury, Kent, England; d. 1745, Lawhaden, Pembrokeshire, Wales.

Notes for REV. SOLOMON HENDEN:

Admitted as a sizar (undergraduate with partial grant) aged 17 at St. John's College, Cambridge, June 24, 1689. Son of William Henden,
baliff of Barrow Gurney. Born at Marksbury, Somerset, 1671. School: Haverford West Grammer School (Mr. Williams). Matriculated 1689.
Awarded BA degree 1692/3, MA degree 1696.


 iii. WILLIAM HENDEN b. 1676, Marksbury, Somerset, England; d. Bet. 1700 - 1710, King and Queen County, Virginia;
married MARY (possibly) GARNER  Bef. 1696, Marksbury, Somerset,  England; b. Abt. 1680, England; d. Abt. 1700, Virginia.
iv. JOHN HENDEN b. 1679, Marksbury, Somerset, England.

More About JOHN HENDEN:
Baptism: September 17, 1679, Marksbury, Somerset, England
 

7.  WILLIAM4 COUNSELL (WILLIAM3, WILLIAM2, RICHARD1) was born Bef. 1654, and died Bef. 1703.  He married JANE.

Child of WILLIAM COUNSELL and JANE is:
 i. JOHN5 COUNSELL, b. 1682, Barrow Gurney, Somerset, England.

More About JOHN COUNSELL:
Baptism: April 06, 1682, Barrow Gurney, Somerset, England
Attended Worcester College, Oxford

 
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