Philip PASFIELD 
- Born: Cir 1615, Wethersfield ESS
- Marriage (1): Susan DYER  circa 1641 in Wethersfield ESS
- Died: Aft 3 Jun 1684, Wethersfield ESS
Forrest King writes 2016.
Phillip's father Nicholas is proven.
Forrest King writes 2019.
Phillip first showed up in the records in court because someone was stealing his livestock. On 15 Jan 1630/31, Martin Gilbert stole a white ewe worth 10 shillings. Later Phillip came to court with his father Nicholas to accuse John Wallicker and Henry Wood of stealing their geese on 24 Nov 1637. These last two defendants were found guilty and fined and whipped.
In 1664, Phillip had his title of "gentleman" taken away by the herald officers of arms of the King. Phillip was mentioned in the
1670 hearth tax as a resident of Wethersfield. He was mentioned in the now missing will of his father Nicholas.
Wife Susan Dyer was given property by her mother Mary (Payne) Dyer in 1641. On 14 Jul 1682 in the court rolls of Great Henny parish, Phillip Pasfield of Wethersfield, yeoman, and Susan his wife surrendered a copyhold that Susan had received "as
the next heir to Mary Dyer, deceased" for the "use of their youngest daughter Ann Pasfield."
Footnotes to above.
 Essex County, England, National Archive Document Online Abstract T/A 418/108/31, Essex Record Office (ERO), Chelmsford,
Essex. Phillip and his father Nicholas were witnesses in the court action.
 Essex County, England, Calendar Entry Online Abstract Q/SR 299/82 , ERO.
 Essex County, England, Calendar Entry Online Abstract Q/SR 299/38, ERO.
 John P. Rylands, A List of Persons who were Disclaimed as Gentlemen of Coat-Armour by The Heralds (Guilford, England :
Billing and Sons, 1888), 57. Persons who had usurped titles or publically used titles without any right were degraded and a
proclamation of such was made in the nearest market town. Nevertheless, Phillip was called a gentleman by his son Nicholas in his
 Catherine Ferguson, Christopher Thornton, and Andrew Wareham, Essex Hearth Tax Return: Michaelmas 1670 (London,
England : British Record Society, 2012), 167.
 The National Archives of the UK, Pasfield v Pasfield, 1696 (London, England: The Nationals Archives), C 7/260/16.
 Bryan A. Garner, ed., Black's Law Dictionary 8th Edition (1891; St. Paul, Minnesota: Thompson West, 2004), 1485. Surrender
of a copyhold is a transfer of property involving the lord of the manor.
 Bryan A. Garner, ed., Black's Law Dictionary 8th Edition (1891; St. Paul, Minnesota: Thompson West, 2004), 360. A
copyhold is a property that requires the tenant to provide the customary services to the lord of the manor. Additional details are
explained in this reference.
 Frederick A. Crisp, Fragmenta Genealogica, Vol. 8, (1902, reprint, Bowie, Maryland: Heritage Books, Inc., 1996), 47.
Indictment of Martin Gilbert of Wethersfield butcher there stole a white ewe worth 10s., belonging to Philip Passfield. Confesed; read; branded. Witnesses: Philip Passfield, Nicholas Passfield. [ASS 35/73/1/31]
15 Jan 1631
Ref: 75. ERO T/A 418/108/31 (F.King)
Recognizances of Nicholas Pasfield and James Clarke both of Wotherafield yeoman; to prefer an indictment against William Wood for stealing 2 paire of fotters "of theire horses feete". Guilty of potty Inrceny (cul' do not'). (See 119)
22 Nov 1637
Ref: 31. ERO Q/SR 299/118 (F.King)
Recognizances of John Wallicker of Wethersfield and Henry Wood of Stebbing, husman; wood to answer for stealing certain fetters and geose from Nicholas Pasfield and Phillip Pasfield.
24 Nov 1637.
REf: 15. ERO Q/SR 299/82 (F.King)
Indictment of The same, stole there 3 geese worth 10d. each and a goese worth 10d. of phillip Pasfield. Witnesses: Pasefield, Henry Pettitt, William Daynoe. Pleads not guilty. Guilty to value of 10d. No Chattels. Whipped.
20 August 1637
On a List of Persons who "Were Disclaimed" as Gentlemen of Coat-armour by the Heralds, p. 57
Philip Pasfield of Wethersfield
1664 (Philip appears to have assumed a social status he was not entitled to !)
Hearth Tax Return
Philipus Pasfield 3
Extract from the Court Rolls of the Manor of Great Henny ESS
Friday 14 July 1682.
Philip Pasfield of Wethersfield, Essex, yeoman, and Susannah his wife, on 9 November 1680, surrendered copyhold consisting of 3 closes of land and 2 gardens, comprising 5 acres 1 rood and 1 rood in Kimbrook Meadow, in the parish of the Lamarsh, which Susannah Pasfield received 13 October, 17 Charles I. (1641), as next heir to Mary Dyer, deceased, to the use of their youngest daughter Ann Pasfield, who is now admitted
Ref: Forrest King from https://archive.org/stream/fragmentagenealo08cris_0/fragmentagenealo08cris_0_djvu.txt
1. Philip Pasfield: Will, 3 Jun 1684.
Last Will of Philip Pasfield 3 June 1684
The last Will and Testament of me Philip Pasfield of Wethersfield in the county of Essex yeoman made the third day of June in the year of our Lord God one thousand six hundred eighty and four and in the six and thirtieth year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord Charles the second by the grace of god of England Scotland France and Ireland King defender of the faith etc (in manner and form following that is to say) FIRST I bequeath my soul and spirit into the hands of Almighty god my heavenly father by whom of his meek and only grace I trust to be saved and received into eternal rest through the death of my saviour and redeemer Jesus Christ in whose precious blood I sett the whole and only hope of my salvation And my body in hope of a joyful resurrection I commit to the earth to be decently buried at the discretion of my Executrix herein after named
And touching my worldly estate I dispose thereof as follows Item I do give and divide all my freehold and customary messuages tenements houses buildings yards outhouses orchards gardens lands meadows pastures hopgardens whatsoever situate lying and being in the aforesaid parish of Wethersfield with their and every of their appurtenances unto Susan my wife and her assigns for and during the term of her natural life and after her decease my mind and will is and I do hereby desire authorise and appoint Thomas Trott of Wethersfield aforesaid Clerk John Chote of the said parish of Wethersfield gent Isaac Livermore of the same parish mercer and Richard Chote of the aforesaid parish of Wethersfield yeoman and the survivor and survivors of them to make sale of all my said freehold and customary messuages tenements houses buildings yards orchards gardens lands meadows pastures grounds and hop gardens in the same year next after my decease for the best price and to the best advantage they can and the money arising upon such sale My mind and Will is that two third parts thereof shall be paid unto Ann my daughter and the remaining one third part thereof shall be paid and distributed to and amongst the four children of Mary my deceased daughter late wife of Solomon Alston in manner and form following that is to say unto Mary Alston daughter of my said daughter deceased the sum of five pounds of lawful money of England and the residue of the said third part unto William Philip and John three sons of my said daughter Mary and to the said Mary her daughter equally parted and paid to them severally after their several and respective attainment of the years of one and twenty years And my Mind and Will is that if the said Thomas Trott John Chote Isaac Livermore and Richard Chote shall not of them take upon them the sale of the messuages tenements and possessions hereinbefore mentioned to be sold as aforesaid that such of them which shall be willing and consent to make such sale as aforesaid shall and may by virtue of this my last Will have power and authority and I do empower and authorise them to make sale of the said premises and of every part and parcel thereof with all and every the several appurtenances within the time limited as aforesaid for such sale and to the intent and purpose herein before expressed And my mind is that the aforesaid third part of the monies arising upon such sale as aforesaid shall be improved to the best advantage and benefit of the said four children of my aforementioned deceased daughter Mary and for and towards the augmenting and increase of their several parts and portions Item I do give and bequeath unto the said Susan my wife all my goods chattels and household stuff implements of household and personal goods whatsoever Item I do give and bequeath unto Nicolas Pasfield my son five shillings of lawful money of England to be paid to him upon his request or demand for payment thereof And I do nominate constitute and appoint the said Susan my wife Executrix of this my last Will and I do declare this to be my last Will and Testament
In witness whereof I the said Philip Pasfield hereto set my hand and seal the day and year abovementioned
Signed Philip Pasfield
Signed sealed published and declared in the presence of these witnesses being altogether present
Probate April 1685 to Susannah Pasfield
Ref: Essex Archives D/AMW 9/153 searched by M Terbrak.
Philip married Susan DYER  [MRIN: 7866], daughter of DYER  and Mary PAYNE , circa 1641 in Wethersfield ESS. (Susan DYER  died after 1696 in Wethersfield ESS.)