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L&M's Companion article on Sir William Batten is a bit confusing to me. Here's the highlight about the children:

He [Sir W] married twice -- first in 1625 to Margaret, daughter of William Browne, cordswainer, of London (through whom he acquired the house in Walthamstow) ... all his children came from this first marriage.

The eldest, William, was a barrister admitted to Lincoln's Inn in 1646. He married Margaret Alcock of Rochester in 1658.
Benjamin Batten was a naval lieutenant.
Martha Batten married William Castle the shipbuilder.
Mary Batten married one Leming from Colchester.
(A widow, Mary Leming of St. Mary's Colchester, died in 1671. Her husband, James, may have been Batten's son-in-law if the date of his death can be reconciled with Pepys' statement that he was dying as early as 1662.)

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