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Sunday, April 18, 2010

Thomas Cranmer & Agnes Hatfield

19526. Thomas Cranmer & 19527. Agnes Hatfield   

~1455, Thomas born in Nottingham, England, heir & s/o 39052. John Cranmer & 39053. Alice de Thorpe.

~1465, Agnes born in Nottinghamshire, England, d/o 39054. Lawrence Hatfield.

By 1486 , Thomas married Agnes.

5/27/1501, Thomas of Aslacton wrote his will and died the same day. (S) Will is in Latin.

10/1/1501 (S) Will probated at York. He was buried at Whatton. A description of his tomb from 1662 – “Betweene the body of the Church and the North Isle, on a plaine Alabaster Tombe is cut the portraiture of a man and this inscription: ‘Hic jacet Thomas Cranmer Armiger, qui obit 27 May 1501 – Cujus animai ppitictur Deus, Amen.’”.

(S) Visitation of Nottingham. (S) NEH&GR, 1874, P75.  (S) Genealogical memoirs of the kindred families of Thomas Cranmer, archbishop, Waters, 1877, P4-5.

Family notes:

·         Will of Thomas [abstract]: … I Thomas Cranmer, from Alsacton, armiger of sound mind and healthy memory, even if sick in body, establish this testament … I want to permit Agnes, my wife, to occupy my lands … except for two measures of land for harvesting and eight measures of land for grazing which is pre-arranged for Agnes to have immediately, … my son Thomas have and occupy my enfeoffers annually … getting hold of my lands and tenements in Watton … Edmund, my son, … to John, my son, … I collect coins for Margaret, my daughter, … Moreover I collect coins for Emmotae [Anna], my daughter … Thomas Abbatem of Welbek supervisor … I give approval, October 1, 1501, at York.

Children of Thomas and Agnes:

i. John Cranmer, born 1487 in England.

John, heir, about 14 when his father died.

John married Joan Fretcheville, d/o John Esq. of Stavely in Derbyshire.

John married 2nd Margaret Fitzwilliam, d/o John, s/o Ralph, 3rd s/o 475384. John Fitz William & 475385. Eleanor Green.

ii. Thomas Cranmer, born 7/2/1489 in England.

1515, Thomas elected a fellow at Cambridge.

3/30/1533, Thomas Cranmer, Archbishop of Cantebury.

4/28/1539, the manors of West Malling, East Malling, Ewell, and Parrock granted to Thomas by the crown in exchange for other lands belonging to the “see”.

1554, the Crown took possession of Thomas’ estates in Yorkshire for high-treason.

3/21/1555-56, Thomas burned at the state at Oxford by “Bloody” Queen Mary.

iii. Margaret Cranmer, born ? in England.

iv. Edmund Cranmer, born ? in England.

Edmund Cranmer, Archbishop of Cantebury after his brother Thomas.

v. Anna Cranmer (9763), born ~1495 in Aslacton, Norfolk, England.

[Anna and her husband were granted manors by her brother Thomas the Archbishop.]