Name: William May 1
Death: BEF 1543 in Portugal
Residence: London, England, and Portugal
Change Date: 26 NOV 2010
Richard May and his brothers, Thomas and William May were naturalised 1542-3-4 (Huguenot Soc, vol8 p167). They were sons of William May, skinner of London, who died before 1543 in Portugal where he was a merchant in the town of Pharo (faro) and who married Isabel daughter of John Balyro of that country, and who was a son, by Ann nee Ashburnham, of Thomas May of Wadhurst, Sx. (will 1501 PCC 16 Moone), another son of whom, Thomas May, purchased Pashley in Ticehurst, Sx. in 1543 and married Margaret daughter of Robert Whitfield of Wadhurst.
(Sussex notes and queries: Volumes 11-12. 1948. p128)
Had an elder son Thomas Maye (no issue shown).
From William May, second son of Thomas May, of Wadhurst, descended Sir Humphrey May, Vice-Chamberlain to James I, and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster.
What does this refer to (in a list of people)
 4 Hen. VIII, Xmas William May, s. of Thomas, late of Wadhurst, Sussex, Gent., decd ; app. to Robert Symondson ; 8 years
(Miscellanea genealogica et heraldica. 1896. p174.)
Father: Thomas May
Mother: Anne Ashburnham
Isabel Balyro or Ballero
- Richard May b: ABT 1536 in Mayfield, Sussex
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Title: Stirnet Genealogy
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