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HAMME LORDSHIP

The "Victorian County History", for Surrey, (Volume 3) covers Ham Manor in Chertsey. At the Domesday Survey, Ham was part of the lands held by the Abbey of St. Peter. The Abbot of Chertsey granted (1197) Ham Manor to William de Hamme and his heirs. It records that Robert de Hamme was feudal Lord of the Manor (1307), then John de Hamme was seised of the Manor (1319-20), leaving his brother Robert de Hamme as heir. Thomas de Hamme held the Manor (c.1323). Later, the Manor passed to the FitzJohn family (c.1372), suggested as perhaps because the male line had ceased with the [unnamed) son of Thomas de Hamme. Little of this ties up with the "pedigree" of the Hamme family taken from a web-site and given below, which suggests there was a cadet branch of the Hamme family, which had male issue until as late as 1407, who should (perhaps) have been heirs to the Manor at that later date. The basis of the descent shown in this later pedigree is unknown, and no evidence has been found in (for example) the contemporary Calendars Inquisition Port Mortem.

[HAMC471] Robert de Hamme m. ?
. [HAMC481] John de Hamme m. Maud
. . [HAMC491] Robert de Hamme m. ?
. . . [HAMC501] William de Hamme m. ?
. . . . [HAMC511] Thomas de Hamme m. Maud Julian
. . . . . [HAMC521] Walter de Hamme m. Agnes
. . . . . . [HAMC531] Stephen de Hamme m. Dionisia
. . . . . . . [HAMC542] Philippa de Hamme m. [FRAN541] Sir Hugh Fraunceys

[HAMC471] Robert de Hamme (born at Chertsey, c.1170, [possibly the son of the afore-mentioned William]).

[HAMC481] John de Hamme (born at Chertsey, c.1200), married Maud, died before 1254.

[HAMC491] Robert de Hamme (born at Chertsey, c.1230), died 1286.

[HAMC501] William de Hamme (born at Chertsey, c.1260).

[HAMC511] Thomas de Hamme (born at Chertsey, c.1286), married Maud Julian.

[HAMC521] Walter de Hamme (born at Chertsey, c.1316), married Agnes. He died at Stepney, London, (1379).

[HAMC531] Stephen de Hamme (born at London, c.1333), married Dionisia. A Stephen de Hamme is recorded as being a priest at Stratford (London) c.1393, who is not necessarily this Simon, but if so it may explain why he had a daughter so late in life, also (perhaps significantly) in the year 1393. He died at London (1407).

[HAMC542] Philippa de Hamme (born at London, c.1393, daughter of Stephen) married [FRAN541] Sir Hugh (see HUGH FRAUNCEYS).