Henry Baldwin1

#2821, (say 1528 - between 2 January 1600 and 2 July 1602)
Relationship9th great-granduncle of William David Lewis
Father*Richard Baldwin1 (s 1502 - 1553)
Mother*Ellen Apuke1 (s 1506 - a 1565)


Alice _____ b. s 1538, d. 1626
Children 1.Richard Baldwin4 (s 1562 - c 1636)
 2.Sylvester Baldwin+4 (s 1564 - b 1632/33)
 3.Jane Baldwin+4 (s 1567 - b 1622)
 4.John Baldwin+4 (s 1570 - b 1637)
 5.Robert Baldwin+4 (s 1573 - )
 6.Mary Baldwin+4 (s 1576 - )
 7.Agnes Baldwin+4 (1579 - b 1632/33)
Birth*say 1528He was born say 1528 at EnglandG.2,1 
16 January 1552/53In Richard Baldwin's will dated 16 January 1552/53 at Aston Clinton, Buckinghamshire, EnglandG, Henry Baldwin was named as an heir and co-executor, sharing with his mothere rents of Richard's houses and lands, as well as recieving ten silver spoons and a maser.3
Probate*21 February 1553He was the executor of Richard Baldwin's estate on 21 February 1553 at Court of the Archdeaconry, Buckinghamshire, EnglandG.4,5,6 
Marriage*say 1560He married Alice _____ say 1560 at EnglandG.7 
between 24 November 1565 and 24 October 1566He was named overseer of Ellen Apuke's will.8
between 1577 and 1578He lived between 1577 and 1578 at Dunridge, Aston Clinton, Buckinghamshire, EnglandG; first owner of Dunridge. 
2 January 1599/0He left a will on 2 January 1599/0 at Dundridge Manor, Aston Clinton, Buckinghamshire, EnglandG.9,10 
Death*between 2 January 1600 and 2 July 1602He died between 2 January 1600 and 2 July 1602 at Buckinghamshire, EnglandG.11 
Burialcirca 1602He was buried circa 1602 at St. Michael and All Angels Church, Aston Clinton, Buckinghamshire, EnglandG.12 
Probate*2 July 1602His estate was probated on 2 July 1602 at Prerogative Court, Canterbury, Kent Co., EnglandG.11 


  1. [S324] Col. Joseph L. Chester, "Report of Investigations concerning the Family of Baldwin, of Aston Clinton, Co. Bucks", New England Historic Genealogical Register 38 (1884): pp. 160-170, 289-299, 372-376; father's will.
  2. [S311] Charles Candee Baldwin, Baldwin Genealogy, from 1500 to 1881 (Cleveland, O.: The Leader Printing Company, 1881), p. 20; Henry was at least twenty-three years old in Jan 1553.
  3. [S311] Charles Candee Baldwin, Baldwin Genealogy, p. 20 ff: Abstract of the will of Richard Baldwin:
    to be buried in the churchyard of Aston Clinton: 'To daughter Alis, 20 marks when married; to daughter Agnes, £12 when 19; to daughters Cicely and Letise, each 10£ when 19; to son John, farm at Dungrove, in parish of Chesham, when 23, but if he die before that, to son Henry; to son Richard, my tenements in Cholesbury, and the lands belonging thereto, when 23: to wife Ellen and son Henry, the rents of his said houses and lands towards bringing up his children; to Hughe Baldwin, his brother's son, £6 13s. 4d.'
    He gave small bequests to his godchildren, tenants and servants; to his son Henry, ten silver spoons and a maser; the rest of his personal estate, to his wife Ellen and son Henry equally, who are his executors. He makes the overseers of his will, his brothers John Baldwin and John A. Puke.
    The will was proved in the Court of the Archdeaconry of Bucks Co , 21 Feby., 1552/3, by the executors named."
    From this we know that only children Alice and Henry were "of age."
  4. [S324] Col. Joseph L. Chester, "Family of Baldwin": pp. 160-170, 289-299, 372-376.
  5. [S311] Charles Candee Baldwin, Baldwin Genealogy, p. 20 ff.
  6. [S1122] Church of England. Archdeaconry of Buckinghamshire. Court. Wills and administrations, 1483-1857, online FamilySearch.org, reg wills, 9:156 (FHL film #088495).
  7. [S324] Col. Joseph L. Chester, "Family of Baldwin": 163, abstract of his mother's will made in 1565 or 1566, which names Richard and Sylvester only as children (not as sons) of her son Henry. Henry's youngest child at the time of his will was Agnes, born 1579.
  8. [S324] Col. Joseph L. Chester, "Family of Baldwin": p. 163, full abstract of the will of Ellen Apuke: "To be buried in the church yard of Aston Clinton—to the poor there 12d, & to the poor of Cholsbury 12d—to each of my god-children 4 pence—to each of my childrens’ children 4 pence—to each of my daughters Cecilye and Lettys sundry linen, household stuff, &c. when married. they to be guided in their marriage by my cousin George Baldwin—to Richard and Sylvester, children of my son Henry Baldwin, each 12 pence—residue of personalty to my son John Baldwin, and he to be my executor—overseer, my son Henry Baldwin."
    As to the date of the will and of Ellen's death, "The original will of the widow Ellen is among the records of the Court of the Archdeaconry of Bucks. but the probate act is missing. so that it is impossible to determine exactly when it was proved, and thus obtain the approximate date of her death. The date is the 24th of some month [the paper just here eaten or torn away] in the 8th year of Queen Elizabeth. The exact date may therefore have been the 24th of November, 1565, or the 24th of any month thereafter down to 24th October, 1566. She signed her name “Elyn Baldwin,” and described herself as of “ Donrich,” in the parish of Aston Clinton, co. Bucks, widow."
  9. [S324] Col. Joseph L. Chester, "Family of Baldwin": 165–166, abstract: "To the poor of Aston Clinton 20 shillings, of Cholsbury 20 shillings, of Wendover 5 shillings, & of Great Missenden 3 shillings & 4 pence—to Edmund Stonhill of St. Leonard's 2 shillings—to Thomas Gerye of St. Leonard’s 12 pence-—to widow Tomkins of St. Leonard's 2 shillings—to Thomas Chapman of St. Leonard’s 12 pence—to widow Pratt of St. Leonard’s 12 pence—to my son John my 4 crofts in Wendover, called “Stybbings," & £10.—to Robert my son my messes, lands & tents, &c. in Flanden & Hempstead & elsewhere in co. Herts, also £40—to Agnes my daughter £100. within 2 years after my death, or at her marriage——to James Bonas £40—to Richard my son sundry furniture, household stuff, &c. (enumerated) after the death of Alice my wife—-to Sylvester my son £10. besides what he owes me, and to his sons John & Henry each six shillings and 8 pence—to Henry son of James Bonas 6-8—to Bartholomew Gravenye a ewe & lamb—“to Robert Baldwin my late servant” 12 pence—to each godchild 6 pence—to my sister Lettice Foster 20 shillings—to Thomas King of Swanborne 10 shillings—to Richard Salter my son in law 10 sheep—all residue to Alice my wife—my son Richard to be my executor, and my brother John Baldwin and George Adams of Little Horwood, overseers."
  10. [S325] Charles Candee Baldwin, Baldwin Genealogy Supplement of 1889 (Cleveland, O.: The Leader Printing Company, 1889), p. 23 (page numbers missing).
  11. [S325] Charles Candee Baldwin, Baldwin Genealogy Supplement, pp. 23 ff.
  12. [S324] Col. Joseph L. Chester, "Family of Baldwin": 166, last will, noting that she specifies church, not churchyard.