Simon Patten and Sarah Hayden
I have traced my line back to Henry Patten of Barley. If you go into the old Town House I hope you will still see on the wall the Muster Roll of 1587 and heading the list, my ancestor Henry Patten – the year before the Spanish Armada – so he was an important man (his wealth seems to have got lost by the time it reached me now in Somerset). If you also visit the churchyard at Langley you will see almost all the churchyard cleared of tombstones with the exception of two: Simon and Sarah Patten (1832 and 1855). They were supposed to have been married at Meldreth in 1812 but no-one has been able to find the entry. Sarah’s maiden name was Hayden. If anyone can track them down I would be most grateful.