Thomas Usborne            
Baptised March 19th 1580.
Married on October 22nd 1610
to Mary Maplesden
Thomas buried 15th Oct.1667
at Staplehurst
Mary buried 17th October 1677.
Thomas was a Tanner.  
The Marplesdens were an armigerous family probably from Cheveney House in Marden, three miles from Staplehurst.
There is a brick inscribed T.U.1654, now built into the stables.

Will dated 2nd September 1658. Proved 12th November 1667:
Thomas Usborne of Staplehurst, Co Kent Yeoman.
I bequeath to my Kinsman Thomas Bowden 5 and Mary Bowden 50/- and Sarah Bowden 10. To my son Edward 30; Joseph 30; To my daughter Anne Housedge 20. Residuary legatee of moveables my son Thomas Usborne to whom I give my mes. called Little Lodenden also my Brickell & the field called Stubcroft it standeth in; & 2 fields called Great and Little Adcocks all lying in Staplehurst, upon the Den of Loddenden. To my son Joseph a piece of land called Farns-field in the same place.