Ancestors of Mandy Willard

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The ISTED Family of Sussex


My Isted Ancestors

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Isted History

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My Isted Ancestors

First Line

My most recent Isted ancestor was an 8x Great Grandmother, Elizabeth Isted.   She married John Gibson in Warbleton, Sussex in 1661.  I believe she was the daughter of Thomas Isted and Margaret Crouch.

Second Line

A 12x Great Grandmother was Eleanor Isted.  She married Nicholas Fowle of Riverhall in the 1550's.

Elizabeth was the daughter of Richard Isted of Moate in Mayfield and Joane.  They also had a daughter Alice Isted who married John Barham (c1535-1583).  Joane's Will was dated 11 August 1557, in which she left a fourth share of the chief lyne apparell to her daughter Alice.  But what of the other three quarters?



My first line of descent








Richard Isted



Edward Isted



Thomas Isted



Elizabeth Isted



William Gibson



Thomas Gibson



Ann Gibson



John Bourne



Charlotte Bourne



Frederick Edward Boorman


My second line of descent


Richard Isted



Eleanor Isted



William Fowle



Helen Fowle



David Barham



Thomas Barham



Thomas Barham



Nicholas Barham



Nicholas Barham



Nicholas Barham



Nicholas Barham



Frances Barham


Flora Boorman



Bessie Warman



Jesse Willard


Mandy Willard


(click on a name to go to their family group page)




Family Group Pages

Edward Isted (1584-?) and Margaret Averye (1590-?)

Richard Isted (c1500-c1542) and Joane (?-1557)

Richard Isted (c1550-?) and Anne Warnett (c1550-?)

Thomas Isted (1610-?) and Margaret Crouch (c1610-?)

John Barham (c1535-1583) and Alice Isted (?-?)

Nicholas Fowle (c1522-1600) and Eleanor Isted (?-?)

John Gibson (c1635-1684) and Elizabeth Isted (1635-1681)

Edward Tullet (c1750-?) and Hannah Isted (1752-?)



Isted History

The following is an extract from "Arms of Sussex Families" by J.F. Huxford.

It is said that this Sussex family originally came from Eysted, a maritime town in Denmark, sometime during the reign of King Edward III.  They settled in Framfield, where they had a considerable estate, a part of whch remained in the family until 1718.

In 1544 John Isted is mentioned among the names of the principal inhabitants of Hastings and it was, one imagines, this John Isted, or his son of the same name, who was summoned to the parliament at Oxford in 1554 as one of the representatives for Hastings and the Cinque ports.  In the next generation Richard Isted was among the first Jurats of Hastings following the granting of a charter to the town, in 1588 - the year of the Armada - by Queen Elizabeth I.  The first mayor, John Hay, was a relative of Richard Isted.

In 1574 Thomas Isted of Mayfield is included in a list of the ironmasters of Sussex, Surrey and Kent and was among those who had to furnish a bond to the value of 2,000 as surety for not founding or selling ordance without licence from the queen.

Sixty years later at the time of the Hearlds' Visitation of 1634, Richard Isted of Framfield is found listed among the gentry of Sussex.  In later years the family became widespread throughout the county, where many of their name remain today.

The arms of Isted - they are not mentioned by William Berry - are blazoned:  Gules, a chevron vair, between three talbots' heads erased Or.

These arms appear impaled with those of William Watson, Dean of Battle, in 1689 in Battle church, showing that he had married a member of the Isted family.  They also appear in the Chruch of All Saints in Lewes on a memorial to Samual Isted, who died in 1745.

'Vair', it may be remembered, is one of the heraldic furs, the pieces being tinctured alternately argent and azure.

If one looks for dogs in heraldry, one finds two kinds most often depicted.  These are the greyhound, which needs no explanation, and the talbot, which was the name given to the hound.  The talbot is always shown wiht the typical drooping ears, which are sometimes blazoned of a different tincture to the body.  Nowadays many kinds of dogs appear in heraldry, most particulary, it seems, when they are used as supporters.

The usual terms are used to described dogs in action, thus when running they are 'courant', but if the quarry is depected as well, they are said to be in full cry, in full chsse or in full course.  If the nose is to the ground, a hound on scent is the term used, and when pointing the dog is described as questing.



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This page was reviewed on 10 April 2012