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Archaeologia Cantiana Vol. 14 -1882  pages 65
                                                      
BRIEF NOTES ON THE HALES FAMILY. By the Rev R. Cox Hales  Continued

daughter and heiress of Martin Harlackenden, of Woodchurch, in the county of Kent. At the time of her father's death she was aged only one year and three months; consequently it may be presumed that there were great accumulations during her minority. By this marriage, Sir Edward acquired the Woodchurch estates and was styled "Lord of Woodchurch." He married, secondly, Martha, daughter of Sir Matthew Carew, and relict of Sir James Cromer, Knt., of Tunstall, Kent. By his first marriage Sir Edward had two sons, both of whom predeceased him. Sir John Hales, Knt., the elder son, married Christiana, daughter of Sir James Cromer, Knt., of Tunstall. By these three marriages the father and son acquired, in addition to their Tenterden property, very considerable estates at Woodchurch and Tunstall, and to them might be appliedparvis componere magnathe well-known districh

respecting the Hapsburgs:
      "Bella gerant alii tu felix Austria nube."
   Their great possessions were, however, dissipated in the wars of the Stuarts, as the sequel will prove.
   Sir Edward Hales had by his first marriage a second son, Samuel Hales, for whom Sir Edward purchased the lands of his younger brother, William Hales, of Bowley and Chilston.
   Samuel Hales married Martha, daughter of Stephen Heronden, of Staple Inn, Middlesex; who was, I believe, of an old Kentish family, formerly seated at Benenden and Biddenden. At his death Samuel Hales was seised of lands in the parishes of Preston, Luddenham, Davington, Faversham, and Owre in Kent. He died at Davington, 13 June 1638, and left behind him a son and heir, Edward

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