BADCOCK OF WHITSTONE AND WEEK ST MARY
An abstract of a 1685 court record relating to the administration of the estate of John Badcock, rector of Whitstone, mentions the rector’s sons Henry, Robert and Thomas Badcock, daughter Honora Geare, grandchildren William, John, Thomas and Mary Metherell, and son-in-law John Metherell. One of the parties in the administration record for Henry Badcock of Whitstone in 1692 is Thomas Badcock of Week St Mary and it therefore appears that the rector’s son Thomas Badcock was the one of that name who had children baptised at Week St Mary between 1692 and 1702. This is supported by Thomas Badcock of Week St Mary being named in a 1698 chancery case as the “next Freind and Guardian” of Henry Badcock of Whitstone, son of Henry and Joan (Good) Badcock. Thomas Badcock of Week St Mary was also mentioned in an indenture of 1709/10 together with Henry Badcock of Whitstone and his wife Parthesia and William Martin of Plymouth, distiller. This Henry Badcock was the same Henry, son of Henry and Joan (Good) Badcock, and William Martin was a brother of Ann Martin, Thomas Badcock’s wife.
John Badcock married Dorothy (Penkevell) Good in 1656/57 but he evidently had a previous wife, as his sons Henry and Robert were born before that date. The dates of birth of Elizabeth’s children also suggested that she was a daughter of John’s first wife, whereas Honor and Thomas were not married until 1682 and 1691 respectively, giving a higher chance that they were from the second marriage. It seems that John Badcock’s first wife was named Susanna as the parish registers of Monkleigh show the baptisms of three children of “Mr John Badcock”, John in 1638/39, Henry in 1641, and Elizabeth in 1644, the mother being identified by the latter two entries as “Mris Susan” or “Mris Susanna” Badcock. John Badcock had been appointed curate of nearby Langtree in 1634.
John Badcock may have been closely related to Robert Badcock who was vicar of Poughill in the 1610s.
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1 JOHN BADCOCK, rector of Whitstone, Cornwall, was buried on 13 January 1684/85 at Whitstone. He married first, SUSANNA. He married second, on 4 March 1656/57 at Launcells, DOROTHY (PENKEVELL) GOOD, widow of John Good and daughter of Thomas and Dorothy (Mathew) Penkevell. She was baptised on 4 January 1625/26 at St Kew and buried on 29 January 1676/77 at Whitstone.
Children of John and Susanna Badcock:
i JOHN BADCOCK, bap 8 Feb 1638/39, Monkleigh.
ii HENRY BADCOCK of Whitstone, gentleman, bap 2 Sep 1641, Monkleigh, bur 30 Nov 1691, Whitstone; m(1) 24 Jan 1669, Whitstone, JOAN GOOD; m(2) 26 Apr 1682, Whitstone, MARY (CHAPMAN) PETERS.
Children of John Badcock:
2 vi THOMAS BADCOCK (bur 1713); m ANN MARTIN.
Child of John and Dorothy (Penkevell) (Good) Badcock:
2 THOMAS BADCOCK of Week St Mary, gentleman, was buried on 26 March 1713 at Week St Mary. He married on 4 August 1691 at Week St Mary, ANN MARTIN, daughter of William and Elizabeth (Pomeroy) Martin (see here). She was baptised on 18 October 1666 at North Tamerton and buried on 19 April 1727 at Week St Mary.
Children of Thomas and Ann (Martin) Badcock:
 Olive Moger’s abstracts of testamentary causes, series 1, 1393 (Devon Archives).
 National Archives, C 7/24/13.
 Kresen Kernow, AD158/4. See also National Archives, C 10/396/7.
 National Archives, C 10/472/169; Sir John Maclean, Parochial and Family History of the Deanery of Trigg Minor, 3 vols (London and Bodmin, 1872-79), 3:74; Joseph Polsue, A Complete Parochial History of the County of Cornwall, 4 vols (Truro and London, 1867-72), 4:25.
 Whitstone parish registers. The Mary Peters who married Henry Badcock seems to be the Mary Chapman who married Henry Peter at North Petherwin in 1676. One of the parties in the administration record of Henry Badcock is Degory Chapman of North Petherwin, and administration of the estate of Mary Badcock alias Chapman of Whitstone was granted in 1698 (Kresen Kernow, AP/B/2473).
 Olive Moger’s abstracts of testamentary causes, series 1, 1393 (Devon Archives); entry for John Badcock in Oswyn Murray’s testamentary abstracts, vol. 2 (Devon Archives).