John PASFIELD 
- Born: Cir 1446, Wethersfield ESS
- Marriage (1): HAYWARD  circa 1473 in Wethersfield ESS
- Died: Aft 1516
John was an executor of the will of mother-in-law Alice (---) Hayward Cranford on 11 Jul 1486. John was called a tanner by profession. John was a witness to brother-in-law Richard Hayward's 10 year lease of Goldings to his brother John Hayward on 21 Sep 1486. He was called a "barker". Richard and John Hayward were sons of his mother-in-law Alice Cranford by her first marriage.
John Pasfield was not given the land Goldings in the will of his mother-in-law Alice Cranford. Nevertheless, the executors of Alice's estate, in administering her will, formally transferred this land in Wethersfield plus all other appurtenances to John and to brothers-in-law Richard Hayward and William Stamer on 28 Mar 1490. Alice did not mention daughters in her will but there were some additional instructions given to the executors based on this land distribution. This land transferred from Alice's estate to these three parties probably showed that she had intentioned her unnamed daughters to have rights to this property even though Alice only listed her son Richard as inheritor.
 Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills 1384-1858, Alicia Craneford 1492 (Ancestry.com database online). It is unclear why but there are about a dozen or more properties mentioned in her will. Her descendants will later own many of these properties or will be neighbors to the properties.
 Essex County, England, Court Roll Deeds Online Abstract D/DP 119/25/42 , ERO.
 Barbara J. Evans, A to ZAX, A Comprehensive Dictionary for Genealogists & Historians 3rd Edition (1978, reprint, Alexandria, Virginia: Hearthside Press, 1995), 18-19. In land records, this word refers to a "right-of-way, a barn, house, fences, etc. - anything which is attached to or pertains in some way to the land described."
 Essex County, England, Court Roll Deeds Online Abstract D/DP 119/25/43 , ERO.
John was an executor of the will of mother-in-law Alice Craneford on 11 Jul 1486. John is called a tanner by profession. It is unclear why but there are about a dozen or more properties mentioned in her will.
ERO D/P 119/25/109
John is a witness to brother-in-law Richard Hayward 10 year lease of Goldings to Richards brother John. He is describred as a "barker".
ERO Abstract D/DP119/25/42
John married HAYWARD  [MRIN: 10216], daughter of John HAYWARD  and Alice , circa 1473 in Wethersfield ESS. (HAYWARD  was born circa 1448 in Essex.)