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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Sir Christopher Pykering & Jane Lewknor

46174. Sir Christopher Pykering & 46175. Jane Lewknor  

1485, Christopher born in Cumberland [Now Cumbria], England, heir & s/o 92348. James Pickering & 92349. Anne Moresby.

8/22/1485, Henry VII succeeded Richard III as King of England.

1503, Jane born in Sussex, England, cohier & d/o 92350. Sir Robert Lewknor & 92351. Elizabeth Tuchet.

5/2/1498, Christopher, age 13, heir to his father.

Aft. 7/30/1499, Christopher’s mother Anne married 2nd Humfrey Conyngesby.

11/29/1499, Writ for IPM of Margaret (Christopher’s paternal grandmother) late the wife of Geoffrey Fraunke, esquire, formerly wife of [James] Pykeryng. … She died 17 November last past. Christopher Pykeryng, esquire, aged 15 and more, is her cousin and next heir, viz. son and heir of James Pykeryng, esquire, her son and heir. (S) CIsPM.

3/2/1508, “Humfrey Conyngesby, and Anne his wife, of the one part, and the said Christopher Pykering esq., son and heir of James and son and heir apparent of Anne, on the other part, it was agreed that whereas the feoffees were seised of the said manors of Killington and Thurbank, amongst other things, to the use of himself and his heirs, …”.

3/15/1508, Christopher Pykering by his charter granted and confirmed to Humfrey and Anne, Ambrose, Anthony, Robert Lassels and Gilbert the said manor of Barbron. (S) New Hutton, Records relating to the Barony of Kendale: V1.

4/21/1509, Henry VIII succeeded Henry VII as King of England.

6/8/1509, Pardon Roll, 1 Henry VIII: Chr. Pykeryng, esq., of Killyngton, Westmld., late of Ellerton, Yorks., and London, s. and h. of James Pykering, and kinsman and heir of Margaret Lassell, alias Frank, mother of the said James. (S) L&Ps, F&D, Henry VIII, V1, 1920.

1510, Partition. Christopher, James and Elizabeth (wife of James) Pickering. Christopher Threlkeld and others. Estate of Sir Lancelot Threlkeld. (S) UKNA.

1512, Power of attorney. Christopher Pickering to Christopher Threlkeld. Manors of Crosby Ravensworth, Yanwath, Bolton and Threlkeld. (S) UKNA.

1515, Exemplification of judgement in the Court of King's Bench. Thomas Dudley and Grace his wife, James Pickering and Elizabeth his wife, William Pickering and [ ]fride, his wife. Sir Christopher Pickering. Lands in Oddendale, Crosby Ravensworth, Langdale etc. (S) UKNA.

[Undated], Christopher Pykeryng wrote his will:  … my body to be buried at Penreth church … bequest to high altar of Penreth 6s. 8d., … 40s. alms to poor people where body buried … £20 yearly, which I will to Jane my wife for her life, so long as she remains sole; wills that Humfrey Conyngesby, one of the king's justices, and his mother (Anne) or either of them receive the issues of all his manors, lands and tenements specified in the indentures of 2 March, 23 Henry vij as well for Anne his mother's jointure as for such debts as I then owed, and for payment of such debts as the said Humfrey is or was bound to pay for me to the bishop of Winchester or to the late king; I will that my brother Thomas Pykeryng have for life yearly £10 out of my manors and lands of Esckryke, I will that Gilbert Lowder have yearly for life out of my lands 40s., I will that my uncle R[obert ?] Moresby have yearly for life £5 out of my manor of Eskryk, I will that Water Abre shall have 40s. Appoints as exors. Humfrey Conyngisby and Anne his wife and Ambrose Crakyngthorp "Thes ij last lynes before wrytten with my owne hand witnesseth the premysses before Christofer Pykeryng."

9/5/1517 a Saturday, “Sir Christopher Pykering, Knight” died in Cumberland, buried at Penrith.

[––Jane––]

8/27/1518 Inquest: “Christopher was seised at his death of the manor of Barowhalle & 3 messuages, 100 a. land, 10 a. meadow, 100 a. pasture in Kirkby Kendale; and 2 messuages & divers lands adjoining, late of Geoffrey Middilton, lying in Thurbank; and 1 messuage with lands adjoining in Orton.” … “Anne his daughter is his next heir and is now aged 1 year and 4 days. James Pykeryng, brother of the said Christopher Pykeryng, is next heir male of James Pykeryng, father of said Christopher and James, concerning all the manors, lands and tenements which are entailed to heirs, if there be any such, and he is aged 28 years”.

Bef. 10/24/1522, Jane married 2nd Sir Arthur Pole, knt.

1528, Arthur died of ‘sweating sickness’. [Jane took a vow of perpetual chastitiy.]

8/1532, Jane married 3rd William Barantyne.

12/15/1540, Jane & Williams marriage declarded invalid due her vow of chastity.

1541, Dispute between the said Sir Roger and Elizabeth and the said Sir Wm. Barentyne and Jane Pole (46175), concerning the lands of the said Sir Roger and other matters submitted to the Court of Chancery. (S) L&Ps, F&D, Henry VIII, V18, Pt1, 1901.

1/23/1543, Act made at the suit of Sir Wm. Barentyne, Jane Pole (46175), widow of Arthur Pole, dec., one of the daughters of Sir Roger Lewkenour(92350), dec., Elizabeth Lewkenour, widow of the said Roger, and Sir Hen. Knyvet, gentleman of the Privy Chamber and Anne (92349) his wife, confirming the provisions (detailed) of an award by the Lord Chancellor 21 April 34 Hen. VIII. upon the dispute which was between the said Sir Roger and Elizabeth and the said Sir Wm. Barentyne and Jane Pole, concerning the lands of the said Sir Roger and other matters, which was submitted to the Court of Chancery in the year 33 Hen. VIII.; which award cannot be fully executed because the said Sir Roger is since deceased. (S) L&Ps, F&D, Henry VIII, V18, Pt1, 1901.

1/24/1543, Dame Jane Barentyne with Sir William Barentyne and that their heirs shall be considered "muliers legittimate"; because "an advowe of the mantell and the ring," supposed to be made by her when widow of Sir Arthur Pole, was void, as she was before lawfully married to two husbands and had issue by each, and therefore could not by God's law profess any solemn vow; … and was forced upon her by Henry Pole, then lord Montague, brother to the said Sir Arthur, when she was in extreme grief for the death of her husband Sir Arthur and one of her children. … Lord Montague and the late Countess of Sarum, his mother, greatly coveted that the said Dame Jane should profess chastity and take the mantle and ring that she might have no more issue; so that Henry Poole, son of Sir Arthur and her, lord Montague's nephew, then living, and, in default of him, the other children of the said Sir Arthur and Jane, should inherit the lands of Sir Roger Lewkenour, their grandfather, then aged 70 and worth 500 mks. a year.  (S) L&Ps, F&D, Henry VIII, V18, Pt1, 1901.

1543, Jane, age 40, died.

(S) Parishes: Newton-Regny - Ponsonby, Magna Britannia: V4: Cumberland, 1816. (S) New Hutton, Records relating to the Barony of Kendale: V1, 1923. (S) The Hist. & Antiquities of the Counties of Westmorland and Cumberland, 1777, P263.

Child of Christopher and Jane:

i. Anne Pickering (23087), born 8/23/1517 in England.

Children of Arthur and Jane:

i. Henry Pole, born ? in England.

ii. Margaret Pole, born 1527 in England.

Margaret married Sir John Ftiz Herbert.

iii. Mary Pole, born 1529 in England.

Mary married Sir John Stanley.


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