Nicholas PASFIELD 
- Born: Cir 1585, Wethersfield ESS
- Marriage (1): Mary YOUNGMAN  circa 1612 in Wethersfield ESS
- Died: Cir 1670, Wethersfield ESS aged about 85
"I believe Nicholas married a Youngman, probably Mary because Mary inherited property that was passed to Phillip's son Nicholas and became part of the 1696 Chancery suit."
Forrest King writes 2016.
Nicholas or his cousin Nicholas Pasfield was brought into court on 26 Apr 1610 to answer to a charge of having ill company in his house. Nicholas owned a copyhold messuage in Wethersfield on 18 Feb 1618/19. Nicholas held the office of trustee of the Wethersfield parish on 26 Feb 1624/25. He was appointed a trustee in the will of John Cleveland on 8 Apr 1636. Nicholas appeared in court with his son Phillip regarding their stolen geese on 24 Nov 1637.
On 1 Dec 1660, Nicholas Pasfield, yeoman, and others gave permission to Dudley Templer to lease a property called Franklyns Fenn for a period of 6 years. There is also a reference to a neighboring property called Lightwaters. Lightwaters had been previously split into multiple parcels. One parcel of Lightwaters had descended to Nicholas from his grandfather Edward Pasfield. Nicholas left a will which has been lost.
The name of his wife is unknown but can probably be surmised. Nicholas gave land called Triglotts and Thorleys first to his son Phillip during his life and then to grandson Nicholas Pasfield. Nicholas most likely obtained these properties from his marriage to Mary Yongman alias Clark. On 10 Dec 1591, Mary and sister Lydia were given an equal interest in both these properties in the will of their father Humphrey after the death of their mother. If one sister should die without heirs, both properties would be inherited by the survivor. Nicholas had possession of both of these properties, showing that probably only one of the daughters survived.
There is reason to suggest that Mary Youngman alias Clark was the surviving daughter. The name Lydia was never used as a family name by Nicholas' descendants whereas Mary is used in the next few generations. That does not eliminate the possibility that Nicholas married Lydia instead. It is also possible that Nicholas could have purchased these properties outright but there is no record of that happening either. The only record that names Mary is the will of father Humphrey Yongman alias Clark dated 10 Dec 1591, where she was given money in addition to the property mentioned.
 Essex County, England, Calendar Entry Online Abstract Q/SR 191/49 , ERO. Not enough information is available to identify which Nicholas Pasfield was in court.
 Bryan A. Garner, ed., Black's Law Dictionary 8th Edition (1891; St. Paul, Minnesota: Thompson West, 2004), 1011. A dwelling house and the associated outbuildings.
 Essex County, England, Court Roll Deeds Online Abstract D/P 119/25/92 , ERO. The copyhold property was unspecified.
 Archives of the Essex County Record Office DP 119/25/112 (Colchester, England: ERO).
 Essex County, England, Archdeaconry of Middlesex Will John Cleveland 1636 Wethersfield, ERO.
 Essex County, England, Calendar Entry Online Abstract Q/SR 299/82 , ERO.
 Archives of the Essex County Record Office DP 119/25/113 (Colchester, England: ERO).
 Frederick G. Emmison, Essex Wills The Archdeaconry Courts 1597-1603 (Chelmsford, Essex: ERO, 1990), 7:170. Both Mary and Lydia were under 20.
 Frederick G. Emmison, Essex Wills The Archdeaconry Courts 1597-1603 (Chelmsford, Essex: ERO, 1990), 7:170.
Forrest King - 2019
Recognizances of Richard Burton, husbandman, Nicholas Pasfield and John Ckelye, yeomen, for Burton's appearance and aswer to such matters as shall be objected against him by Thomas Digbye, Edward Chott, Nicholas Pasfeild and John Okelye, all of wethersfield, for receiving ill companye into his ouse and kepeinge ill rule, sufferinge them to sitt drinkinge and tipplinge at unlawe(ful) owers in the night tyme." Taken as above. Discharged.
26 Apr 1610
Ref: 37. ERO Q/SR 191 49 (F.King)
Sir John Wentworth, Knight and bart., John Sparrow sen., esq., and John S. junior (pl.) and Edmund Mountjoy, Josias Clerke, Thomas Adye, John Laigden, gent., Ambrose Long, Jeremy Boosey, sen., Sam. Weyte, Nathaniel Wayte, Jonadab Wayte, John Okeley, Thomas Hogge, Robt. Spring, Thomas Symson, John Owres, Samuel Harrington, Thos. Nicholson, Richard Brond alias Bowles, Ezekiell Hall, James Loveday, Stephen Davie, John Overed, William Overed, John Fitch, John Stephens, John Emson, Jeremy Bateman, Thos. Digby, John Livermore, Thos. Vyatt, Allexander Harrington, Nathaniel Titterell, John Church, Nicholas Pasfeild, Giles Stephen, John Coke and John Yongman alias Clerke (def.)
Various copyhold messuages within the manor of Wethersfield [ no details].
18 Feb 1618/9
Ref: 72 ERO D/P 119/25/92 (F.King)
Appointment of new Trustees. (Assignment)
John Yongman alias Clarke of Wethersfield, yeoman, surviving feoffor of Richard Walford late of W., husbandman, decd. as recited in deed dated 17 April 1574, to Jeremiah Boosey, John Currye, John Cleveland, Nicholas Pasfeild, John Overed, Joseph Walford, Samuel Wayte, Daniel Harrington and John Strayte of Wethersfield, yeomen as trustees [as in D/P 119/25/111].
John Yongman appoints John Draper and Robert Walford his attornies
26 Feb 1624/25
Ref: 62. ERO D/P 119/25/112 (F.King)
Trustee to the Will of John Cleveland 8 Apr 1636 Proved 26 Apr 1638
Ref ERO D/P 119/25/168
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)
WETHERSFIELD, St Mary Magdalene
Lease for 6 years at annual rent of £5.
John Curry of Codham Hall in Wethersfield, Nicholas Pasfield, John Straight and Daniel Harrington, yeomen, to Dudley Templer, esq., all of Wethersfield.
Franklings Fenn cont. 5 ac. in Wethersfield between land of Rich.Walforde called Holles croft on the E., and land lately of John Youngman called Manfelde on the W., one head abutting on land lately of John Youngman called Terryngtons on the N., and the other on land lately of John Kynge called Light waters and land lately of Richard Harward called Shortlandes on the S.
[Mentions dwelling house of Jeremy Sansome called Goldings, and also the accustomed ways to the premises, viz. first entering at Whitley Brooke Chase the thence to land late of Edward Pasfield called Lightwaters, then into land late of Richard Walford called Hoolls and so from thence into another parcel of Lightwaters and then into the premises].
Dates of Creation:
1 December 1660
ESS R/O Reference: D/P 119/25/113
Lightwaters was inherited from the Yongman family.
Nicholas married Mary YOUNGMAN  [MRIN: 8767], daughter of Humphrey YOUNGMAN  and Julian LEEDS , circa 1612 in Wethersfield ESS. (Mary YOUNGMAN  was born circa 1583 in Wethersfield ESS.)