John Bankes
(Abt 1534-1579)
Margery Masterson
(Abt 1539-)
Alexander John Fisher
(Abt 1551-1590)
Katherine Maplesden
(Abt 1553-After 1593)
John Bankes
(Abt 1572-1642)
Mary Fisher
(Abt 1577-After 1654)
Caleb Bankes
(Abt 1599-1669)


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Martha Dame

Caleb Bankes 2

  • Born: Abt 1599, Maidstone, Kent, England
  • Marriage: Martha Dame
  • Died: 9 Nov 1669 about age 70

bullet  General Notes:

From Genealogical Gleanings in England:

"has some indrect connection with New England colonization (vide Founders of New England, p. 83)
Caleb Bankes of Maidstone, Kent, gentleman, 15 September 1669, proved 9 November 1669.
To my nephew John Bankes all my part of those lands in Hinkshill and Wilborough in the said county which were lately the lands of my sister Margaret Andrew, widow, and now or late in occupation by Mr. Thomas Edolph. To my son Sir John Banks, Baronet, all my lands in the Island of Sheppey called Homeplace (and other lands) and the Recroty or parsonage of Northfleet, with the lands belonging, which I lately purchasad of Sir John Sedley. To my sister Elizabeth Radford my messuage in Weekstreet, Maidstone, formerly a marlhouse and lately converted into two tenements, to hold during her life, then to my son Sir John Bankes. I give to my sister Lydia Bankes my messuage &c. in Maidstone, in the occupation of Mr. Wright, to hold during her life, and then to my son. To my sister Mrs. Mary Weekes my tenement & c. in Maidstone wherein Mr. Shevan lately dwelt, for life &c., then to my son. To my sisters Lydia, Elizabeth, Priscilla and mary ten pounds apiece to buy them gowns and unto their children, every of them, a gold ring of the value of twelve shillings. To Sir John Dethicke and his lady thirty pounds for mourning and to each of them a ring of the value of twelve shillings. To Mr. Edward Rudge and his wife, to Mr. Benjamin Dethicke, to my son Mr. Willett and to his wife, to my grandchildren Caleb Banckes, Martha, Elizabeth and Mary Bankes, the son and daughters of my said son Sir John Bankes, to Mr. Tilson and his wife, to Elizabeth Parker and to Mr. Manton, to every of them a gold ring of the value of twelve shillings. To my cousin Mr. Henry Fisher five pounds and a ring. To my said nephew John Bankes ten pounds and a ring of the value of twelve shillings. To Anne Knight of Canterbury three pounds and a ring. Sundry poor. The residue to my son whom I make full and sole executor.
Mayor of Maidstone 1633, 1644, 1656
Served on Kent County High Commission 1636


Caleb married Martha Dame. (Martha Dame was born in Feversham, Kent, England and died between 1649 and 1669.)

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