I have found two marriages that include the Totman and Lagden families so far. There is a Mary Totman and an Ann Totman and probably both married to a William Lagden – there are hundreds of them!
Apparently, there are a couple of burials mentioned in the Thaxted records, which will tie in eventually:
Aug 2, 1673 – Ann Totman
Then there is this
other guy, who is quite a rich person, from the stories I am seeing. He is the
William L of Bendish Hall – hah we have hit some
money! According to the IGI, they were married
So children of William Lagden and Mary Totman are
William - 1699
Dec 1702, buried
## There are several births for William Lagden and Mary in Radwinter, between 1698 and 1708.
the Christening on
I also Have from the Parish records of Radwinter, rather than the IGI:
Who knows which are correct, I tend to trust my own checking!!
The first three births were recorded as Saffron Walden, and the others as Radwinter. I have proven none of this info so far.
Here is a tree as I am so fond of this software:
His wife Mary was the daughter of Thomas Totman and Ellen. She was allegedly born in 1671 in Radwinter and died 1753, in Arkesden.
Anyway, what other information do we have about the Totman - Lagdens as we shall call them. How about looking at the SEAX documents?
Well, in 1698 we have:
Lease for 21 years; at
annual rent of £240
(i) William Maynard of Bury St. Edmunds (co.Suff.). esq.;(ii) William Lagden of Saffron Walden, Yeo.
(ii)Manor house called Bendish Hall and land [not named] in Radwinter and Ashdon
So we have our William living there OK. He must have moved churches between Amey being born and Jeremy. I guess.
He was still there in 1730 :
and William Lagden of Bendish Hall, Radwinter, gent., 1730;
And then we never her of him again, perhaps we need to do a bit more searching.
Despite a search of ERO SEAX and google, I have nothing to add so far.