Friday, April 30, 2010

Bond 59412 Brune-Bamfield

59412. Sir John Brune & 59413. Jane Bamfield {Bond}

~1500, John, Knt., born in England, s/o 118824. John Brune & 118825. Anne Tichborne.

1512, John inherited the Rowner manor from his uncle William Brune. [Hampshire is in the middle-south of England on the coast and includes the Isle of Wight. Rowner is NW of the city of Portsmouth.]

1524, John leased Grange farm [~696 acres] from the abbey of Quarr.

4/20/1547, “Bond 1) Sir John Wallope, knight. 2) John Brune. Covenants ...” (S) UKNA, Cornwall Records.

2/24/1554, “Bond 1) Sir Olyver Wallope. 2) Sir John Brune. Covenants.” (S) UKNA, Cornwall Records.

8/28/1559, John wrote his will: “I bequeath my soul to Almightie God … and my boddie to be buried in the Parish Chruch of Rowner, within my owne chapell there, upon which church and chapell I will there shall bestow by mine executrix of the repairing of the same, the sum of £6, and also I will there shall be bestowed upon the making of my tombe the sum of £10 …” Sir John left money in his will for the construction of a solid limestone seulchre in S. Mary the Virgin Church. “Its escutcheons reveal the careful marrying that went on to secure the family’s mighty wealth, linking with de la Rokele, Bamfilde, Ticheborne and Knowles.” He also provided for his wife to live at The Grange as her dower house.

1559, John died. Grange Farm had harvested 30 quarters each of wheat and barley; livestock included 400 sheep, 34 milk cows, 12 oxen, 6 horses for the cart and 4 edging horses. There were also riding horses as Sir John left a good one to his Uvedale cousin.

(S) The Gentleman’s Magazine, 1822, P319, Amorial Decorations of Fonthill Abbey. (S) History of S. Mary the Virgin, Rowner, Gosport, Hampshire. (S) Proceedings of The Hampshire Field Club, 1894, P348.

Family notes:
• A “Jane Bamfield” in 1602 became the 2nd wife of Sir France Drake.

Child of John and Jane:

i. Henry Brune (29706), born ~1540 in England.

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