Margaret Monke

1517–1589 (Age 72)
Potheridge, Devon, England

The Life of Margaret

When Margaret Monke was born in 1517, in Potheridge, Devon, England, her father, Anthony Monke, was 31 and her mother, Elizabeth Wood, was 32. She married Thomas Gifford on 28 October 1537, in Parkham, Devon, England. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 7 daughters. She died in 1589, in Devon, England, at the age of 72, and was buried in Devon, England.

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Thomas Gifford
Margaret Monke
Marriage: 28 October 1537
Dorothy Gifford
Willmot Giffard
Margaret Gifford
Phillipa Giffard
Alice Gifford
Katherin Gifford
Jane Gifford
John Gifford
Thomas Giffard

Spouse and Children

28 October 1537
Parkham, Devon, England


    Dorothy Gifford


    Katherin Gifford


    Willmot Giffard


    Jane Gifford


    Margaret Gifford


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Parents and Siblings



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World Events (5)

1549 · Book of Common Prayer

Age 32

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 41

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 52

A State Lottery was recorded in 1569. The tickets were sold at St. Paul's Cathedral in London.

Name Meaning

Scottish (Angus): unexplained. Perhaps related to the Irish (Galway) name Mons, also unexplained.

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

Sources (3)

  • Margerit Monke, "England, Devon, Parish Registers, 1538-1912"
  • Database-Free Reg UK; Parish Registers
  • Margaret: daughter of Anthony Monke of Powdrig; married to Thomas Giffard, buried 19 Apr 1550 at Parkham; remarried 19 Oct 1550 at Parkham to William Davyll of Little Marland

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