Sir John Wiseman

1524–17 October 1602 (Age 78)
Great Canfield, Essex, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of John

When Sir John Wiseman was born in 1524, in Great Canfield, Essex, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Wiseman, was 29 and his mother, Agnes Josselyn, was 29. He married Margery Waldegrave on 28 May 1549, in Bures, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 7 daughters. He died on 17 October 1602, in his hometown, at the age of 78, and was buried in Great Canfield, Essex, England.

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Sir John Wiseman
Margery Waldegrave
Marriage: 28 May 1549
John Wyseman
Bridget Wiseman
Agnes Alger Wyseman
George Wiseman
Sir Thomas Wiseman
Dorothy Wiseman
Joanna Jane Wiseman
John Sir Wiseman
Edmund Wiseman
Johan Wiseman
Dorothy Wiseman
Andrew Wiseman
Anne Fitze Wiseman

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    28 May 1549Bures, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    World Events (6)

    1549 · Book of Common Prayer
    Age 25
    Book of Common Prayer, a product of the English Reformation, was published in 1549 for assistance in the administration of the sacraments and other rites and ceremonies of the church according to the use of the Church of England. The book outlined morning, evening, and communion prayers and orders for baptism and marriage, thus making England a truly Protestant state.
    1558 · Act of Uniformity
    Age 34
    The Act of Uniformity was passed by the Parliament of England and required all people to go to church once a week. The consequence of not attending church was a fine of 12 pence, which was a considerable amount for a poor person.
    1569 · State Lottery
    Age 45
    A State Lottery was recorded in 1569. The tickets were sold at St. Paul's Cathedral in London.

    Name Meaning

    English: nickname from Middle English wise ‘wise, discreet’ (see Wise 1) + man, also wise-man ‘wise, thoughtful, rational, skilled, or intelligent person, a cunning man’ (Old English wīs + mann). The name may also have been used ironically.Americanized form of German Weismann .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Sources (49)

    • John Wyseman in entry for Agnes Wyseman, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
    • John Wiseman in entry for William Wiseman and Elizabeth Capell, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "
    • Legacy NFS Source: John Wiseman - death: 1602; ,Essex, England

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