Descendants of Capt. Ralph Margery, of Cromwell's Ironsides

 Descendants of Captain Ralph Margery of Cromwell's Ironsides. 

 

Margery, Pett, Keer & Taylor Families

 

 Ralph Margery                    

Ralph Margery and Abigail Hall were married at Hunston Church by the vicar Richard Chamberlain. Ralph, b. 1592 at Swardeston, Norfolk, was the son of Richard Margery, who was baptised at Walsham on 3 July 1560.  The Margery family at Walsham has been traced back to the mid fifteenth century.  Ralph and Abigail resided at Summer Road Walsham.  Margery had noncomformist beliefs, and although a churchwarden, was excommunicated by the Bishop of Norfolk in 1635.  Abigail was also excommunicated and she was forcibly removed from the church while attending a service. 

 When civil war broke out between King James I and Parliament, Ralph supported the Parliament and in 1643 he offered to raise a troop of horsemen to fight for the Parliamentary cause.  He raised over 100 supporters and was appointed Captain of Troop 13 in Oliver Cromwell's Cavalry. He fought at the Battle of Naseby in 1645 and in subsequent engagements. 

It was Ralph Margery that Oliver Cromwell had in mind when he wrote: 

"I had rather have a plain russet-coated captain that knows what he fights for, and loves what he knows, than that which you call 'a gentleman' and nothing else.  I honour a Gentleman that is so indeed.

Ralph Margery died at Walsham Le Willows on 27 September1653.  

 From information kindly supplied by Family Historian, Sylvia Cook. 

  

   

    1          Ralph Margery; b: 1592 Swardeston, Norfolk.d: 28 Sep 1653 Walsham Le Willows, Suffolk. 

        …..+Abigail Hall b: Abt. 1595 Redgrave       d: 1639 Walsham Le Willows, Suffolk. 

    …2      Abigail Margery b: 03 Mar 1620/21 Walsham Le Willows, Suffolk.                  ………..+Thomas Roper             

    …2      Elizabeth Margery b: 22 Aug 1624 Walsham Le Willows, Suffolk.  

..........          +Stephen Vincent          

......  2      Anne Margery b: 28 Jan 1625/26   

......  2      Mary Margery b: 26 Apr 1629 Walsham Le Willows, Suffolk.d: 1695 Wattisfield, Suffolk. 

..........          +Thomas Pett    b: 1629 Wattisfield, Suffolk.  d: 1700 Wattisfield, Suffolk. 

...............3      Mary Pett  b: 1654 Wattisfield, Suffolk.  

...............3      Abigail Pett    b: 16 May 1655 St. Margarets, Wattisfield, Suffolk    …………………………………………….d: 24 Jun 1697 St. Margarets, Wattisfield, Suffolk 

...................         +Samuel Keer    b: Aft. 1650 Cretingham.   d: 23 Nov 1727 Cretingham. 

.......................4      Abigail Keer    b: 24 Jun 1680   

...........................         +John Mousir       

.......................4      Samuel Keer    b: 26 Aug 1681 Stoke Ash, Suffolk.  

.......................4      Mary Keerb: 19 Feb 1682/83 Stoke Ash, Suffolk.d: 1684 Stoke Ash. 

.......................4      Thomas Keer    b: 10 Dec 1685 Stoke Ash, Suffolk.  

.......................4      Edward Keer    b: 1687 Cretingham, Suffolk.  

.......................4      Benjamin Keer    b: 1690 Cretingham, Suffolk. d: 1738 Framlingham. 

...........................         +Mary Winter    b: 1702 Campsea Ash, Suffolk.  

................................    5      Benjamin Keer    b: 1721 Framilnghamd: 1755 Framlingham 

................................    5          Elizabeth Keer        b: Abt. 1723 Framlingham.        

................................    5          Abigail Keer        b: Abt. 1729 Framlingham.d: 1729 Framlingham. 

................................    5          John Keer       b: 11 Oct 1735 St. Michaels, Framlingham, Suffolk.    ………………………………………………………d: 22 Nov 1789 St. Marys Parham, Suffolk. 

....................................            +Sarah Crane      b: 17 Feb 1732/33 St. Andrews, Marlesford, Suffolk.

 .....................                          6      Sarah Keer    b: 1756 Parham, Suffolk.  

........................................        6      Benjamin Keer    b: 1759 Parham 

........................................        6      John Keerb: 21 Dec 1760 Parham, Suffolk.d: 15 Feb 1832 …………………………………………………………Monewdon, Suffolk. 

............................................        +Priscilla Garrod    b: Abt. 1760        d: 13 Apr 1834. 

.................................................       7      Harriet Keer    b: 20 Dec 1791 Blaxhall, Suffolk.   

.....................................................       +Robert Taylor    b: 1784 Charsfield, Suffolk.d: Sep 1856, ………………………………………………………………….Charsfield, Suffolk. 

.........................................................    8          John Keer Taylor   b: 15 Feb 1818   

.........................................................    8          Harriet Taylor    b: 27 Nov 1819       

.............................................................       +Daniel Marjoram       b: 1817        d: 08 Jun 1851 

.........................................................           *2nd Husband of Harriet Taylor:      

.............................................................       +Thomas Leech     b: 1832    

.........................................................    8          Robert Taylor    b: 01 Sep 1822 Charsfield, Suffolk.  

.............................................................       +Hannah Maria Dunnettb: 14 Apr 1820 …………………………………………………………Woodridge, Suffolk.   

.........................................................    8          William Taylor    b: 06 Apr 1823        

.........................................................    8          Emma Taylor    b: 07 Aug 1825, Charsfield, Suffolk.          …………………………………………………………………..d. Sep 1912 Benhall, Suffolk. 

.............................................................       +William Symington    b: Abt. 1820       

.........................................................           *2nd Husband of Emma Taylor:       

.............................................................       +James Miller    b: Abt. 1818 Friston, Suffolk     ……………………………………………………………………………d: Abt. 1894 Plomesgate 

.................................................       7      John Keer  b: 1793 Blaxhall, Suffolk.  d: Mar 1866 …………………………………………………………………….Charsfield, Suffolk. 

.....................................................       +Lydia Lucock    b: 1793 Hoo, Suffolk.  d: 1873 Hoo, 

.................................................       7      Elizabeth Keer    b: 23 Aug 1795 Blaxhall, Suffolk.   

.................................................       7      Priscilla Keer    b: 22 Jan 1798 Blaxhall, Suffolk.    d: 1849 …………………………………………………………………..Dallinghoo, Suffolk. 

.....................................................       +Robert Blois       

.................................................       7      Mary Ann Keer        b: 1802 Little Glemham, Suffolk.  d: 1859 …………………………………………………………………..Hoo, Suffolk. 

.................................................       7      Susanna Keer    b: Abt. 1803    d: 1840 Walton, Suffolk. 

.....................................................       +John Chaplin      

........................................        6      Jonathan Keer    b: 30 May 1762 Hacheston, Suffolk.  d: 02 …………………………………………………………May 1839 Tunstall, Suffolk. 

........................................        6      Dinah Keer    b: 22 Oct 1763 Parham, Suffolk.   

............................................        +James Hart          

........................................        6      Samuel Keer    b: 1769 Parham 

...............3      Elizabeth Pett    b: 1658       

...............3      Deborah Pett    b: 1663       

...............3      Thomas Pett    b: 1664       

...............3      Margery Pett    b: 1666 St. Margarets, Wattisfield, Suffolk.  d: 1761, Saxtead. 

...................         +Edward Keer    b: 1667       d: 1737 All Saints, Saxtead, Suffolk. 

...............3      Susan Pett b: 1667        

......  2      Phebe Margery b: 16 Oct 1631        d: 03 Jun 1632 

......  2      Theophilus Margery b: 14 Jul 1633        

......  2      Eleazar Margery b: 1636 Walsham Le Willows, Suffolk.    d: 24 Sep 1672 Walsham Le …………………………………………………………………………….Willows, Suffolk.