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Beaconsfield, a small market town in the hundred and deanery of Burnham, is distant about 23 miles from London, on the road to Oxford through High Wycombe (Magna Britannia, 1806), a parish 4.73 mi. southeast of Wycombe, Bucks (Lewis…, 1831[?]).


1618 Henry WALLER matriculated Fell.-Com. (fellow commoner) from King's College, Cambridge University, Michs. 1618, "Walter." (Venn's Alumnienses, Combs &c. of Cambridge University). The author adds that Henry was "perhaps 2nd s. of Thomas, of Gregories-in-Beaconsfield, Bucks., prothonotary. Married and had issue." (Vis. of Bucks., 1624.)

Henry WALLER of Beaconsfield, Bucks married 4 Apr 1627, St. Benet Paul's Wharf, London, Jane SAYERS, d/o Ady and Sarah ARCHDALE Sayer, and gd/o (maternal) Thomas and Mary CLIFTON Archdale and (paternal per Venn) Thomas and Joan ADY Sare. Henry and Jane SAYER Waller were residing in Beaconsfield, Bucks by 1629 when Jane and her daughter (unnamed) were named in the 1629 Orion College, Oxford University will of her first cousin, William COMBE (s/o John and Margaret ARCHDALE Combe).

"It is said" (no sources) that Henry was the s/o a Thomas WALLER (s/o William and Joan BOWLAND and gs/o Robert and Elizabeth DUNCOMBE Waller) and Dorothy GERRARD who married at Allhallows, London on 29 Dec 1586, but the marriage record has not yet been found. Henry is also said to have been a distant cousin to Edmund WALLER the poet (s/o Robert 15 Aug 1631 Beaconsfield, Bucks. Christened: Mary WALLER, d/o Henry WALLER (FamilySearch.Org, Parish register printouts of Beaconsfield, Buckingham, England, christenings, 1575-1837)

27 Mar 1633 Beaconsfield, Bucks. Christened: Jane WALLER, d/o Henry. (FamilySearch.Org)

16 Feb 1634 Beaconsfield, Buckingham, England. Christened: Dorothy WALLER, d/o Henry and Jane WALLER (ibid.)

Two older daughters, Mary and Ann, were born to a Henry WALLER in 1630 and 1631 respectively, at All Hallows, Bread Street, London, which is also where his parents, Thomas and Dorothy GERRARD Waller, married in 1586 (the marriage documented, but not yet documented that these were his parents).

See also Edmund WALLER at Cambridge University in 1621 and in High Wycombe, Bucks in 1636 on petition with Richard ARCHDALE, s/o Barnard and Ann FERNE Archdale (brother to the above Thomas).

In 1636, a petition was addresses to Archbishop LAUD by the Mayor and townsmen of Chipping Wycombe, concerning the endowment of the parish church. The petition bears twenty signatures, the 17th and 18th being "Ric. ARCHDEDALE" and "Edm. WALLER", the poet.**"
* See Lipscombe's Buckinghamshire, Vol III, P. 640
** See History of Aylsbury, Bucks.


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