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Generations of this family were yeoman farmers, meaning that they owned their own farm or were tenants to landowners in a c;lose community of these villages in Hampshire
Oakley, Church Oakley, Wootten, and Wootten St Lawrence
The same given names are used over and over in each generation and each family as these records show.

Edward Wigg 1607 08/09/1679  was a farmer in Church Oakley, in 1635 he farmed 29. 5 acres at a rent of 12s 6d a year. 
He married in Church Oakley on 15/11/1632    Margaret Trew she was the daughter of James Trew [1586 - 1653] and Elizabeth   [ 1587 - 1616 ]

Edward Wigg and Margaret Trew were married in 1609 in Wootton St Lawrence. They had 5 children:
 
            1/ James,  09/03/1633 07/05/1703  he married in 29/07/1678 Amy Eeles and lived in Wootton St Lawrence
            2/ Edward,  07/08/1636 - 13/08/1683.  He left a Will in which he left his brother William "a table, a form, a cupboard, a truckle bedstead, a bed and blankets,
                two barrels, a skiver, equal shares in the pewter, two kettles, a great feather bed, a flock bed and bedstead.                                                  
                His bequest to his nephew Thomas [2] included ' shares of the pewter, an iron pot, a chest and bedstead, 2 barrels and a powdering tub,
                equal share of a billed skillet, a little kettle, a flock bed and bedstead, 2 andirons, a skiver, a braxon candle and 20 '
               He left also 20 to his niece Elizabeth.

            3/ Margaret, bapt. 26/04/1640
            4/ William, bapt. 26/04/1640 1694,  he married Patience White in 28/04/1679 in Oakley
            5/ Thomas [1]  23/10/1642 16/05/1709  

Thomas Wigg [1] was married on 12/05/1678 to  Anne Wynckeworth.  They had 5 children born in Oakley:
                            
            1/ Thomas [2]  15/05/1679 23/09/1756  
            2/ Elizabeth, bapt 14/07/1682, she married Charles Pointer in 1709    
            3/ Anne,  28/12/1684 - 06/01/1685
            4/ Margaret, 28/12/1684 - 06/01/1685
            5/William,  bapt  02/12/1686

Thomas Wigg [1] left a Will dated 11/01/1708 leaving bequests of one shilling each to his granddaughters Anna and Elizabeth, the children of his son:
Thomas [2]   he was married  06/06/1704 in Church Oakley to Ann Ward 1674 - 06/02/1761 
They had 11 children all baptised in Wootton St Lawrence:
 
            1/ Anna, born 27/04/1705
            2/ Elizabeth, born 04/03/1706
            3/ Maria,  born 24/02/1708,  married Richard Eeles on 14/11/ 1733.
            4/ Margaretta, 16/02/1710 29/10/1746,  married Thomas Tanner on 30/09/1731.
            5/ Thomas,  22/01/1712    20/12/1771,  he married Ann.
            6/ William [1]  1714 1778  married Edith
            7/ James,  born 25/09/1719,  he died in 1777
            8/ Hannah, born 21/12/1721, she  married Richard Blunden on 19/12/1747
            9/ Martha, born  01/05/1724
           10/ Sarah, born 11/08/1727, she married Thomas Pearce on 19/11/ 1761 in Wootton St Lawrence.  she died in 1812.
           11/ Edward, born in 1738,   he married Sarah Charter on 06/12/ 1759

William Wigg [1]  married  Edith  in 1744 in Hannington  [ she was buried 25/05/1773 ]
they had 3 children:
      
            1/ William [2] b. 14/05/1745, he died on 06/01/1837 and is buried in Wootton St Lawrence.
            2/ Thomas, born 01/02/1746, he died in 1774
            3/Maria, born on 12/02/1748,  she married Thomas Kemp

William Wigg [2] was married in Wootton St Lawrence on 12/10/1772  to  Sarah Cooper  1747 -  03/09/1801
They had 10 children all baptised in Wootton:

            1/ Thomas,   07/05/1773 - 07/10/1773
            2/ William,  12/02/1775 - 23/05/1779
            3/ Thomas   27/10/1775 15/06/1872,  he was married 10/ 07/ 1811 to Deborah Downs 1777 - 1832
            4/ Edward,  29/06/1778 11/09/1851,  he was married on 02/05/1812  to Ann Smallbone 1783 - 1848
            5/ Sarah, born 19/03/1780,  she married Robert Dyer on 26/10/1811 in Wootton St Lawrence.
            6/Ann, born 24/02/1782,  she  married William Webb on 21/04/1803.
            7/ William [3] born 07/03/1784  -  01/12/1862, he died in Sherfield on Loddon.
            8/James,  01/11/1785 21/01/1874,  he was married on 21/04/1816 to Susannah Smallbone  1796 - 1824
            9/John, 05/10/1788 17/01/1854,  he was married on 21/02/1835 to Laetitia Lambert 1791 - 1864
          10/ Elizabeth, 30/06/1790 22/02/1876, she was married on 09/01/1813 to Daniel Smallbone 1788 1859

William Wigg [3]  married 26/09/1811  Diana Downs  [1779 1830]
They had 2 sons:

            1/ William  16/05/1813 - 09/08/1864
            2/  Henry born in 1820 in Kempshott,  he died 14/09/1880 in Basingstoke 

Henry Wigg was married 23/09/1847 in Old Basing to Sarah Maria Morgan  1826 - 1911 
Henry was the Innkeeper at the Feathers Inn, Basingstoke. They had 8 children:

            1/ Matilda Ann, born 1849, she was married on 21/10/1872 to Francis Lazenby,  [ they had 4 children ]
            2/ Fanny Maria, born in 1851 in Wokingham, she died in 1883 on the Isle of Wight.
            3/ Elizabeth, born in 1852, she married Henry Albert Burton in 1876 in Basingstoke, [they had 6 children ]
            4/ William Henry, 1855 -1909.  He married Elizabeth Adelaide Benham in 1876 in Poplar, [ they had 9 children ]
            5/ Charles, born 1859 - 21/09/1935.  He married Alice Mary Barton in 1885,  [ they had 5 children]
            6/ Ellen Florence, born 27/09/1865.  She married John Rayson Clough in 1888 in Lambeth.
            7/ Alice Kate, born  21/08/1867, she died in 1947 in Hove.
            8/ Mary Louisa  born on 15/07/1869,  she married John Oliver in 1888. She died in 1950


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