- William Hammond (d. 1483) m. Alice ____ (d. aft. 1483); Lawshall, Suffolk, Eng.
- John Hammond (d. 1525) m. ____; Lawshall, Suffolk, Eng.
- Thomas Hammond (d. 1566) m. ____ (d. bef. 1566); Lawshall, Suffolk, Eng.
- Robert Hammond (d. 1605) m. 1559? Elizabeth ?Myrtle (d. aft. 1604); Great Whelnetham, Suffolk, Eng.
- Prudence Hammond (d. aft. 1604) m. Robert Cason (d. aft. 1604); ?Great Whelnetham, Suffolk, Eng.
Frederick Stam Hammond, History and Genealogies of the Hammond Families in America, 2 vols. (Oneida, N. Y.: Ryan & Burkhart, Printers, 19024), gives documentation on this family from a selection of wills and parish registers, but does not describe the lineage in as much detail as the Melford line (whose connection with the Lawshall line Hammond was unable to resolve). This summary is based on a few of Hammonds key findings:
- In 1464, Thomas Hamond of Lawshall bequeathed his tenement called Kynges to
my cousin Wiliam Hamond, Sen.(1:32, citing Libre Baldwyn, Folio 355). William is the earliest person to whom the line may be confidently extended.
- In 1483, William named his wife Alice and son John, among others (1:32, citing Libre Baldwyn, Folio 410).
- In January 1524/5, John Hamond mentioned two sons, and the
house called Kynges to be sold according to the last will of Thomas Hamond(1:33, citing Libre Brydon, Folio 324).
- John, the first-named son of the testator of 1524/5, may be identified as John Hamond the elder of Lawshall, testator of 1558. He granted
my capital messuage called Kyngesto his wife, Margerie, and other lands to his sons (1:33, citing Libre Bell, Folio 274).
- Thomas, the second-named son of the testator of 1524/5, was to have a
copse called Half-strete(1:33, citing Libre Brydon, Folio 324). Thomas, a widower, was buried at Lawshall on 21 July 1566 (1:26). His will, probated the following month, named among others his son Robert, and Roberts son William (1:34, citing Libre Arnold, Folio 317).
- In addition to naming his daughter Prudence, wife of Robert Cason, and his granddaughter Elizabeth Cason, Robert devised to his wife Elizabeth, and then to
his son Thomas, a tenement in Lawshall called
Hawk-strete(1:38-9, citing Libre Coppinger, Folio 387).
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