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Monday, May 31, 2010

Sir Warin Trussell & 1055433. Dame Maud de Saint Philibert

1055432. Sir Warin Trussell & 1055433. Dame Maud de Saint Philibert

~1312, Warren born in England, 3rd s/o 2110864. Sir William Trussell & 2110865. Maud Mainwaring.

~1314, Maud born in England, d/o 2110866. Sir John de Saint Philibert & 2110867. Ada Botetourt.

Aft. 8/1322, Warren’s father escaped England after the downfall of Lancaster. [His mother apparently divorced William and married a favorite of the King Edward.]

1/20/1326, Licence for Oliver de Burdeaux, king’s yeoman, … to regrant the same to the said Oliver and Maud his wife and the heirs of their bodies, with successive remainders in tail to William Trussell, son of the said Maud, to Warin his brother, and to the right heirs of Oliver. (S) CPRs. [William and Warin’s older brother John the successor to the paternal estates.]

1/24/1327, Edward III succeeded Edward II as King of England.

[––Maud & William––]

Maud 1st married to William Barentyn.

7/26/1329, William de Barentyn, nephew (nepos) and heir of Drogo de Barentyn, acknowledges that he owes to John de Sancto Philberto, knight, £600; to be levied, …, of his lands and chattels in co. Essex. (S) CCRs.

10/6/1330, William de Barentyn and Maud, his wife, querents, … (S) Feet of Fines.

[––Warin & Maud––]

1330, Warin married Maud.

6/22/1340, Warin Trussel owed £13 11s 9d ‘for the time when he was in the king's service in parts beyond the sea.’ (S) CCRs.

Bef. 1341 Warren, knt. of Billesley, Warwickshire; Ravenstone, Buckinghamshire; Willaston, Cheshire, and Little Canfield and Paglesham, Essex, married Maud.

3/12/1341, Warin owed £13 11s. 9d. in respect of his service overseas for the king. (S) CCRs.

1341, Warren and Maud licensed to celebrate mass in their manor of Billesley for 2 years.

12/15/1342, Commission of oyer and terminer … on complaint by William de Clynton, earl of Huntingdon, that Warin Trussell, knight, … broke his park at Shelfhull and entered his free warren at Aston Cantelowe, co. Warwick, … (S) CPRs.

Aft. 1345, Warin’s father died.

8/26/1346, Warin served at the Battle of Crecy, north of Paris. Edward III vs. Philip VI, heralded the rise of the longbow as the dominant weapon, and also saw the use of the ribauldequin, an early cannon, by the English. The English longbowmen could fire much more quickly than the Genoese, with a killing range of 250 yards. [Both of Warin’s brothers were also at the battle.]

8/1347, Warin and his brother William owed £200 to Michael Poynings.

12/8/1347 at London, Warin and his brother William acknowledged debts to Michael de Poynings of London with a £1000 recognizance to deliver William Trussel son of John Trussel to the prison of the King’s bench. (S) CCRs.

6/1349, The Plague reached Dorset, and had spread across England by the end of 1349.

7/8/1349, Enrolment of power of attorney by Jordan Barentyn to Sir Warin Trussell, William Trussell the younger, knights, … to receive seisin in his name of all the tenements which come to him by hereditary right in the towns of Kanefeld, Little Eston, Herstede, Halstede, Borham and Tillebiry … in co. Essex, and in the town of Raveneston, co. Buckingham. (S) CCRs.

1359, Warren fined £60 for enclosing Willaston manor.

1361, Maud heir to her nephew John de Saint Philibert.

6/26/1361, IPM of John de Coggeshale, Knight. Essex: … Pagesham. The manor, held of Warin Trussel by service of 2 marks yearly. (S) CIsPM.

Bef. 2/12/1365, Warren died.

[––Maud––]

10/13/1371, Maud holding Barentine property in dower life. (S) Feet of fines, CP 25/1/289/53.

12/1384, Maud conveyed her interest in the manor inherited in 1361 to her nephew Sir John Plaiz.

1386, Maud died; buried in the church of Minoresses in London.

9/24/1386, Thomas Lovel … to Hugh Fastolf … reversion thereof after the death of Dame Margaret Trusell, tenant thereof for life after the death of Gilbert Barentyn sometime her husband … (S) CCRs.

10/13/1386, Thomas Lovel … all now held for life of Dame Maud Trussell … (S) CCRs.

 (S) Plantagenet Ancestry, P718.

Family notes:

·         Daughter Elizabeth is attributed with having a daughter Elizabeth married to William de Echingham, Knight. William & Elizabeth’s son William, of full age in 1389, was born by 1368. Hence, Elizabeth the daughter would be born by ~1350. Then this Elizabeth would have to be born by ~1332. Her mother Maud would have to be born by ~1310 to have Elizabeth as her 3rd daughter, living to at least 76. Maud’s mother Ada would have to be born ~1292, which is the most flexible of these dates. It works better if Elizabeth is the 1st daughter: Elizabeth (b.1332), Maud (b.1314), Ada (b.1295).

Children of Warren and Maud: [1 son, 3 daughters.]

i. Elizabeth Trussell (2955251), born 1331 in England.

ii. Frances Trussell, born ~1334 in England.

Frances married Robert de Salle, Knight. [No issue.]

6/17/1381, Robert killed at Norwich.

Bef. 11/16/1382, Frances married 2nd William Clopton, knight of Suffolk. [No issue.]

iii. Maud Trussell, born ~1337 in England.

Bef. 2/2/1359, Maud married John Hastang of Staffordshire, Oxfordshire, Warwickshire, etc., son and heir of John Hastang (or de Hastang), Knt., of Leamington Hastings, Warwickshire by his wife, Blanche.

1366, John Hastang died.

7/20/1369, Maud died.

iv. Lawrence Trussell (527716), born ~1345 in England. [Heir]

v. Margaret Trussel, born 1346 in England.

Margaret married Fulk de Pembrugge.

6/10/1399, Margaret died.

11/8/1399, Writ for IPM of Margaret wife of Fulk de Penbrugge, knight. Berkshire: … William, son of Lawrence Trussell, aged 14 years, is her kinsman and next heir, being the son of Lawrence, son of Warin, brother of William Trussell, father of Margaret. Fulk de Penbrugge has held the lands since the day of her death and received the profits. (S) CIsPM.


Sir Thomas Grene & Margery Mablethorpe

1055430. Sir Thomas Grene & 1055431. Margery Mablethorpe

1344, Thomas Green born in England, s/o 2110860. Sir Henry de Greene & 2110861. Catherine de Drayton.

6/1349, The Plague reached Dorset, and had spread across England by the end of 1349.

~1350, Margery born in England, d/o §§Sir John Mablethorp. (S) Cat. of Antiquities Exhibited in Ironmongers; Hall, May, 1861.

2/16/1362, Commission to … to make inquisition in the county of Northampton touching a petition of Henry Grene and Thomas, his son, setting forth … manor of Norton Davy in that county … (S) CPRs.

1369, Thomas Grene, age 25, succeeded to his father’s estate of Boughton.

10/6/1369, Order to Richard de Widevill, escheator in the county of Northampton, to deliver to Thomas Grene, son and heir of Henry Grene, ' chivaler,' who held in chief, the lands late of his said father ; as the king has respited his homage and fealty … (S) CFRs. [Also to escheators of Hertford, York, Leicester, and London.]

12/2/1369, To Richard de Wydeville escheator in Norhamptonshire. Order not to distrain Thomas Grene, son and heir of Henry Grene knight tenant in chief, to do his homage and fealty, releasing any distress made; as the said Thomas has done homage and fealty to the king. (S) CCRs.

6/21/1377, Richard II, age 10, succeeded Edward III as King of England.

12/19/1377, Grant by Robert de Ferrers to Robert Knolles, knight, and Custance his wife, Adam de St. Ives, Thomas Grene, ... the manor of Pancras, ... Middx. (S) CCRs.

3/26/1378, Commission to John Grey of Codenore, Thomas Grene, ... to enquire touching the death of Thomas Drakelowe and Robert his brother, ...,' at Alhokeston, co. Leicester. (S) CPRs.

12/14/1381, Commission to … to preserve the peace … William la Zouche of Haryngworth, William la Zouche the younger, William de Thorp, Thomas de Grene, Henry de Grene, … in the county of Northampton. (S) CPRs.

3/8/1382, Commission of peace ... and of oyer and terminer ... William la Zouche of Haryngworth, William la Zouche the younger, ... Ralph Basset, ... Thomas Grene, Henry Grene, ... John de Lyons, ... Northampton. (S) CPRs.

1383, Thomas enfeoffed William Thirnyng ... of all his manors etc. in the county of Leicester. (S) IPM of Thomas at Leicester.

5/20/1385, Licence for Thomas Grene, who holds custody of the forest of Whittlewode for life, … (S) CPRs.

5/8/1388, Commitment to Thomas Grene, ‘chivaler,’ of the keeping of the castle of Tamworth, co. Warwick, … late of Baldwin Frevyle, knight, … until the lawful age of Baldwin, his son and heir, rendering £20 yearly. (S) CFRs.

7/12/1388, Commission of peace and oyer and terminer … William la Zouche of Haryngworth, William de Thorp, Thomas Grene, knight, Henry de Grene, knight, … in the county of Northampton. (S) CPRs.

7/24/1390, Writ to the escheator [Worcester] to take proof of the age of the heir [of Baldwin Fryvill], the lands &c. of whose inheritance are in the custody of Thomas Grene, knight, by the king’s commitment, until the lawful age of the said heir. (S) CIsPM.

8/29/1390, Thomas Greene, Knt. of Green’s Norton, Northamptonshire died; buried in the church of Green’s Norton with his wife. IPMs in London, Hertfordshire, Leicestershire, Bedfordshire, Bickinghamshire, and Northamptonshire. (S) UKNA.

[––Margery––]

9/13/1391, IPM at London: ... He died seised ... tenements. Silverstret in Crepulgate ward. 2 contiguous tenements, ... He died on Tuesday the feast of the Decollation of St John the Baptist last. Thomas Grene, his son, aged 22 years and more, is his heir. Hertfordshire: ... manor and advowson of Lynleie. Bedford: The services of one knight’s fee which is held of the barony of Wodehull. Buckingham: Henry Grene, knight, held of him on that day, by service of a moiety of a knight’s fee, the manors of Wolston and Wavynden with the advowson of the church of Wolston, which manors were given to the said Henry and the heirs of his body by Henry Grene, knight, father of the said Henry, with reversion to the right heirs of the said Henry the father. The said service, with the said reversion, descended to Thomas as son and heir of Henry the father. Henry the son and Maud his wife held of the said Thomas on the day of his death, by service of a rose yearly, the manor of Emberton.

9/28/1391, Order to the escheator of Northampton … to cause Thomas, son and heir of Thomas Grene, ' chivaler,' to have full seisin of all the lands which his father held … the king has taken his homage and fealty ; saving to Margery late the wife of Thomas the father her reasonable dower thereof. (S) CFRs.

1392-3, Margery named in the marriage contract of her daughter Amabil. (S) The NY Gen. and Bio. Record, 1922, P258.

Margery died.

(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P187. (S) The Baronetage of England:, 1771, P536. (S) N&Qs, 1993, P414.

Family notes:

·         1319, John Mablethorp born in Lincolnshire, England. There many records for the locality of Mablethorp in the UKNA records for this time, but none found that specifically identify this John.

·         11/12/1327, John de Malton' ... granted for themselves and their heirs that 2 messuages and 3 bovates of land in the vill of Scotthorn' - which John de Malberthorp' and Dulcia, his wife, held for their lives ... (S) Feet of Fines, Lincolnshire.

·         11/18/1336, Walter, son of John de Malberthorp' of Scosthorn', and Constance, his wife, querents, ..., and John de Malberthorp' of Scosthorn' and Dulcia, his wife, deforciants., ... 1 messuage, ... in Scosthorn'. (S) Feet of Fines, Lincolnshire.

Children of Thomas and Margery:

i. Sir Thomas Greene, born 1368 in England.

Thomas married Isabel  ?.

2/1390, The enfeoffe’s of 1383, by indented charter, enfeoffed Thomas Grene, his son, and Isabel, his said son’s wife, of the manor of Keggeworth. (S) IPM of Thomas at Leicester.

Thomas married Mary Talbot.

11/20/1397, Grant for life to Thomas Grene, servant of the chamber, … (S) CPRs.

12/14/1417, Thomas died.

By 6/14/1420, Mary married 2nd John Nottingham without license.

1433, Mary died.

Children in succession:

·         Thomas Greene, [2/10/1399–1/18/1462] ; married Philippe Ferrers, d/o Lord Robert de Ferrers of Chartley & Margaret le Despenser.

·         Thomas Greene, [1430–9/9/1462]; married Mathilde Throckmorton, d/o Sir John Throckmorton of Coughton & Eleanor de Spineto.

·         Thomas Greene, [~1461–11/9/1506]; married Joan Fogge, d/o Sir John Fogge of Repton & Alice Hawte.

·         Maud Greene, [1493–12/1/1531]; married Sir Thomas Parr of Kendal. [gs/o (369398) Sir Thomas Parre.]

·         Queen Catherine Parr, [1512–9/5/1548], wife of King Henry VIII.

ii. Amabil Greene (527715), born ~1370 in Northampton, England.


Lord Nicholas Chetwode & Elizabeth Lyons

1055428. Lord Nicholas Chetwode & 1055429. Elizabeth Lyons

~1325, Nicholas de Chitwode born in Buckinghamshire, England, s/o 2110856. John Chetwode & 2110857. Lucy ?. (S) Hist. of Buckingham, V4, 1927, Chetwode.

~1325, Elizabeth born in England, heir & d/o 2110858. John de Lyons & 2110859. Alice de St. Liz.

1/24/1327, Edward III succeeded Edward II as King of England.

1346, Elizabeth heiress to her father.

1346, Sir John de Chetwode, knight, and Lucy his wife, settle the manor of Preston on their son Nicholas and his wife Elizabeth. (S) The Victoria Hist. of the County of Surrey, V3, Copthorne Hundred.

6/1349, The Plague reached Dorset, and had spread across England by the end of 1349.

1351, Nicholas and Elizabeth acquired Hockliffe manor from Sir John Amuary. (S) Hist. of Bedford, V3, 1912, Hockliffe. [Held by son John in 1391.]

7/12/1353, “Debtor: Nicholas de Chetwood [of Beds]. Creditor: John de Windhill, clerk [Rector of Hockcliffe, Beds.] Amount: £100, on account of a loan.” (S) UKNA.

11/3/1356, John Ammory has granted for himself and his heirs that the manor [Hockleyue] - which Nicholas de Chitwode and Elizabeth, his wife, and Guy, son of the same Nicholas and Elizabeth, held for their lives of the inheritance of John Ammory on the day the agreement was made for 66 shillings and 8 pence to be rendered each year, and which after the decease of Nicholas and Elizabeth and Guy ought to revert to John Ammory and his heirs. (S) Feet of Fines, Bedfordshire.

6/5/1361, Nicholas Chetwode knight to Nicholas de Twyford the younger. Recognisance for £20, to be levied etc. in Buckinghamshire. (S) CCRs.

1369, Nicholas, Knt., Lord of Chetwode and Hockliffe, died. (S) Three Oxfordshire Parishes, Stapleton, 1893, P328.

[––Elizabeth––]

~1371, Elizabeth married 2nd Richard de Wydeville.

1378, Elizabeth, widow of Nicholas, died.

(S) The Baronetage of England:, 1771, P536.

Child of Nicholas and Elizabeth:

i. John Chetwode (527714), born ~1355 in England.

Child of Richard and Elizabeth:

i. John Wydeville, born ~1373 in England.

John married 2nd Isabel, d/o Robert Passelaw.

Aft. 9/8/1403, John died.

[Grandson by Isabel: Richard Wydeville, earl Rivers, father of Elizabeth, wife of King Edward IV.]


Lord Thomas de Wodhull

1055424. Lord Thomas de Wodhull

~1322, Thomas de Walhull born in England, s/o 2110848. John de Wahull & 2110849. Isabel Drokenesford.

1/24/1327, Edward III succeeded Edward II as King of England.

9/7/1347, Commission … on complaint by William de Furneux that … Ralph de Wodhall, … Adam de Wodhall, Thomas de Wodhall, … broke his park … (S) CPRs.

7/1348, Yorkshire. Rex v. Thomas de Wodhal, Adam de Wodhal, John de Wodhall, and Roger de Wodhall parson of Deerfield. A disagreement arose ... Thomas de Wodhal ... with many other wrongdoers came armed to Rotherham and threatened the men of the town ... until the town made fine for 20 marks. (S) Rotherman Documents.

10/31/1348, Thomas’ older brother John died, his son John the family heir. [1/26/1376 John’s 2nd daughter would die leaving Thomas’ son Nicholas as the family heir.]

6/1349, The Plague reached Dorset, and had spread across England by the end of 1349.

2/10/1362, Commission to Roger de Clifford, John de Moubray, … on complaint by Reynold de Lucy … that … Thomas de Wodhall and others, broke his park at Maltby … (S) CPRs.

1362, Thomas a M.P. for Newcastle-on-Lyme. (S) The Staffordshire Encyclopaedia.

12/10/1363 at Sprotburgh [Yorkshire], Roger FitzOlivre de Berlay to Sir John Fitzwilliam. Manor of Sprotburgh ... Witnesses: Sir Thomas Clarett, Sir Thomas de Reresbi, ..., Thomas del Wodhall, ... (S) UKNA.

2/27/1365, Thomas de Wodehull and Richard de Podemor to receive £7 8s for 37 days at parliament representing Newcastle-on-Lyme. (S) CCRs.

3/25/1365 at Sprotburgh [Yorkshire], Confirmation of a grant. John Fitzwilliam of Emelay, knight to ... Witnesses: ..., Thomas de Reresby, knight, Thomas de Wodhall, ... (S) UKNA.

4/9/1368, John Fitzwilliam of Emlay, knight to William Spynk of Sprotburgh, ... Witnesses: Thomas de Wodhall, ... (S) UKNA.

1368, Thomas a M.P. for Newcastle-on-Lyme. (S) The Staffordshire Encyclopaedia.

3/5/1372, “… John Fitzwilliam of Emlay and William Spynk of Sprotburgh. Fitzwilliam exchanges three measures of waste land in Sprotburgh, … Witnesses: Thomas de la Wodehall, …” (S) UKNA.

1373, Thomas a M.P. for Newcastle-on-Lyme. (S) The Staffordshire Encyclopaedia.

5/29/1373, “…Witnesses: Lord John Fitzwilliam, William Fitzwilliam, Thomas de Reresby, knight, Robert de Mettam, Thomas de Wodehall, …” (S) UKNA.

2/8/1374, “…Thomas de Wodehalle request letters patent for the keeping of the manor of Haddlesey and of lands and tenements in West Haddlesey and Baildon, …” (S) UKNA.

7/8/1374, Commission … manor of Hathelsay … to Ralph de Bracegrigge, … and Thomas de Wodehall … (S) CPRs.

Bef. 2/1375, Thomas died.

(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P187. (S) A Hist. of the Co. of Bedford, V3, 1912. (S) Journal of the House of Lords, V124, 1892, P198.                                                                                                                                                    

Family notes:

·         This generation is omitted in some pedigrees.

Child of Thomas and ?:

i. Nicholas de Wodhull (527712), born ~1352 in England.


Henry Langley Esq.

1052812. Sr Henry Langley Esq.


~1360, Henry born in England, s/o 2105624. William Langley.

Henry, “Esq. of Dalton”.

Henry married ? in the County of Woodsome.

1404, John D Chaterton and Henry Langley Clerk attest in Oldham.

(S) 1623 Visitation of Gloucester by Henry Chitty. (S) A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Extinct and Dormant Baronetcies of England, John Burke, 1838, P298.

Children of Henry and ?:

i. Thomas Langley (526406), born ~1400 in England.

ii. William Langley, born ~1402 in England.

Rafe Loudham & Isabel Barwell

1052802. Rafe Loudham & 1052803. Isabel Barwell

~1365, Rafe born in England.

~1370, Isabel born in England heir & d/o §§Richard Barwell & §§Eleanor Stoke.

6/21/1377, Richard II, age 10, succeeded Edward III as King of England.

(S) 1623 Visitation of Gloucester by Henry Chitty. (S) Pubs. Harleian Soc., V21, 1885, P155.

Familly notes:

·         Richard Barwell, s/o §§Richard Barwell, of com. Lester.

·         Eleanor Stoke, heir & d/o §§William Stoke.

·         12/24/1380, Creditor: Sir Almaric de St.Amand, knight, now deceased ... Executors of Sir Amand: ..., Sir William Stoke, ... (S) UKNA.

·         4/12/1401, Gift. John del Boure of Botherford, Leics., ... Witnesses: ..., William Stoke, ... [Nottinghamshire.] (S) UKNA.

Child of Rafe and Isabel:

i. Margaret Laudham  (526401), born ~1390 in England.


John Stratford & Maud Ceeley

1052800. John Stratford & 1052801. Maud Ceeley          

~1340, John born in England, s/o 2105600. Stephen Stratford & 2105601. Elizabeth Monhault.

John’s father died; his older brother Stephen the heir.

1345, John’s mother died.

8/23/1348, John’s paternal grandfather, ‘John, archbishop of Canterbury’ died.

6/1349, The Plague reached Dorset, and had spread across England by the end of 1349.

~1355, Maud born in co. Nottingham, England, d/o §§Sir Henry Ceeley, s/o §§Sir Benedict Ceeley.

John died.

6/21/1377, Richard II, age 10, succeeded Edward III as King of England.

(S) 1623 Visitation of Gloucester by Henry Chitty.

Family notes:

·         Henry Ceeley, a large wool merchant, purchased an estate in the Cotswold area of Gloucestershire.

·         Sir Benedict Ceeley, living during the reign of King Edward III, distinguishing himself under the Black Prince. [By the last name the family is likely of Norman origin.]

Child of John and Maud:

i. Henry Stratford (526400), born ~1375 in England.


Friday, May 28, 2010

Lord John Bellers Esq.

950774. Lord John Bellers Esq.

~1400, John Bellers [II] born in Leicestershire, England, s/o 1901548. John Belers & 1901549. Elizabeth Sutton de Houby.

~1410, John a page to Henry V in France.

~1421, John’s father died, John inheriting the manors of Eye Kettleby and Sysonby, valued at £10 yearly, and lands in Sutton, Somerby, and Dalby Parva.

8/31/1422, Henry VI (an infant) succeeded Henry V as King of England.

Bef. 8/29/1427, John’s mother died, John inheriting [Houby inheritance] a third part of the manor of Medbourne.

11/18/1427, William Porter, knight, ... with the homages and all services of ..., John Burgh', John Bellers ... and their heirs, ... (S) Feet of Fines, Leicester.

12/5/1427, … Co. of Leicester ;– … Elizabeth late the wife of Thomas Segrave, the daughter and heir of Anthony Houby, died seised … from divers lands in Modborne … the said rent, … John Bellers is the son and next heir of the said Elizabeth and of full age. (S) CFRs.

2/18/1428, Order to the escheator ... Leicester ; ... an inquisition ... showing that Elizabeth late the wife of Thomas Segrave, the daughter and heir of Anthony Houby, died seised ... lands in Modborne ... and that John Bellers is the son and next heir of the said Elizabeth and of full age ; to cause the said John to have full seisin of the said ... as the king has taken his homage and fealty. (S) CFRs.

1428, Joh Bellers claimed that his oaks, ash, whitethorns and blackthorns on his land at Sutton Cheney had been damaged to the value of 40s by 4 husbandmen from nearby Cadeby.

1429, John paid 13s 4d annually for providing Thomas Palmer with ‘good council’.

4/1432, John Bellers, MP, Knight of the Shire for Leicestershire.

1435, John Bellers, MP, Knight of the Shire for Leicestershire.

6/1437, Complaint by Richard de la Launde [of Lincolnshire] that John Bellers of Sutton, Leicestershire, and 60 men arrayed in a maner of war, broke his property and stole £40 worth of goods and imprisoned his servant.

4/13/1440, John Bellers of Kettleby witnessed the marriage settlement of Laurance Sherard of Stapleford. (S) Record Office of Leicestershire.

7/8/1442, … John Bellers, … querents, … manor of Lubbenham called Bawdesmaner … (S) Feet of Fines, Leicester.

5/22/1443, Protection to John Bellers of Howeby, alias Sutton, alias of Ketylby, Leicestershire, in the retinue of the [John Beaufort] duke of Somerset. (S) Ann. Rpt. of Dept. Keeper, 1887, P357.

8/1443, John in France in the retinue of the Duke of Somerset. Somerset led 7,000 men to Cherbourg and marched south to Gascony. Then on to Guerche, a Breton town. Somerset set all his prisoners free, accepting money from the Duke of Brittany. Marching through Maine, he returned to England in the winter.

5/1444, John Bellers, a justice of the peace for Leicestershire.

1444-46, John on Commissions of Peace in Leicester. (S) CPRs.

1446, John Bellers signed a petition of 35 men of Leicestershire Gentry.

1447, Robert Straunge, who had died in 1390 possessed of 6s. yearly rent in Medbourne held of the king and the fourth part of a view of frankpledge, his heirs were said to be Anne Porter and John Bellers, the respective representatives of Alice Prilly and Maud de Houby. (S) Hist. of Leicestershire, V5, 1964, Midbourne.

4/1448, Fine between John Fray ..., plaintiffs, and Thomas Porter, esq. and Anne his wife, cousin and one of the heirs of Thomas Howard, esq. and John Bellers, esq. another heir, ... manor of Great Munden [Hertford.] (S) Cal. of Charters and Rolls, Bodleian Libr., 1878, P677.

1450, John Bellers, MP. [The sheriff paid John for 12 days of service.]

5/16/1450, Order to the escheator in the county of Leicester to take the  fealty of (a) Anne late the wife of Thomas Porter esquire, kinswoman and one of the heirs of Robert Straunge, to wit, daughter of Peter the son of William the son of Alice the sister of Margaret the mother of the said Robert, and (b) John Bellers esquire, the kinsman and other heir of the said Robert, to wit, son of Isabel the daughter of Anthony the son of Maud the other sister of the said Margaret mother of Robert, make a partition into two equal parts of all the lands, ... (S) CFRs.

1450, To collect subsidies in the county of Leicester: The abbot of Leicester, John viscount de Beaumont ' chivaler, ' Edward de Grey, knight, lord de Groby, Henry Grey, knight, Leonard Hastynges, John Bellers, esquire, ... (S) CFRs.

2/18/1451, Commission to … examine all persons chargeable with a subsidy … John, viscount of Beaumont, ‘chivaler,’ Edward de Grey, knight, lord of Groby, … John Bellers, esquire, … in the counry of Leicester. (S) CPRs.

7/26/1451, Quitclaim. ... Witnesses :- Everard Dygby, John Bellers, Thomas Langton, ..., esquires. [At Medbourne, Leicestershire.]

9/1451, John Belers took the abbot's cattle and detained, in the town of Burton St. Lazar, to wit, 8 horses worth £10. (S) De Banco Roll.

1453, Leicestershire. John Belers, esquire, was summoned to answer the abbot of Vaudey in a plea wherefore he took the abbot's cattle … John Bellers says that Roger, the late abbot, held 9 carucates of land in Burton of James Belers, chivaler, .... James Bellers and Margaret his wife had issue John Bellers and died. The services descended to the said John Bellers as son and heir of James and Margaret, which the said John has issue John, who now defends, and died. The abbot states the land was held of Hamon Bellers, ancestor of John Bellers, whose heir John is, from which Hamon the said John descends, namely, as son of John, son of James, son of Ralph, son of Ralph, son of Hamon. The said Hamon Bellers by his charter dated May 1, 2 Edward I [1274] before the passing of the statute de religionis, for the salvation of his soul, &c. granted and confirmed to the abbot and convent of Vaudey in pure and perpetual alms the said 9 carucates of land in Burton, etc. John denies that the charter is the deed of his ancestor Hamon, son of William Bellers. (S) De Banco Roll.

6/28/1461, Edward IV crowned at Westminster, beginning the House of York.

12/17/1461, John Brokesby of Frysby upon Wreke co. Leicester …Witnesses: … John Bellers, … (S) CCRs.

1462, John to assess subsidy in Leicester.

1463, John commissioned in Leicester as a tax collector.

1466, John’s total landed income exceeded £40 yearly [he was distrained from failing to become a knight.]

10/20/1468, … John Walton … querents, and John Bellers, esquire, deforciant … 40 pounds sterling. (S) Feet of Fines, Leicester.

2/8/1470, John on a commission of array for Leicester. (S) CPRs.

1470, John Bellers, MP, Knight of the Shire for Leicestershire. [As a Lancastrian.]

6/5/1470, John in a record about Saxthorp manor by Edmund Grey, Earl of Kent. (S) Report on the Manuscripts of the Marquess of Lothian, 1905, P55.

1473, Grantor: John Bellers, esquire; Grantee: William Sutton and William Trussell, knights, ... Grant of a messuage and lands in Somerby; County: [Leicestershire] (S) UKNA.

1/27/1476, John Bellers, esquire, of Eye Kettleby and Sysonby, Leicestershire, died.  (S) UKNA.

11/8/1476, To the escheator in Lincoln. Orders to to take the lands those named, seised in demesne at his death, into the king's hands: John Bellers. (S) CCRs.

(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P350. (S) Gentry Community, Leicestershire in the 15th Century, Acheson, 2003.

Family notes:

·         “These tenements finally passed to John Bellers, the son of Elizabeth, the daughter of Anthony, the son of Alice, the daughter of Anketine de Houby”. (S) Cranford St. John, A Hist. of the Co. of Northampton: V3, 1930, P189-192.

·         John Bellers [II] selected as feoffees for his manors of Eye Kettleby and Sysonby his brother-in-law Nicholas Griffin, and Ralph Woodford who was the husband of his niece Elizabeth.

·         Ralph Woodford received a present of a primer from his wife’s maternal uncle, ‘my cousin, John Bellers’.

·         There is also a “Bellers” family in Warwickshire contemporary to this family.

Children of John and ?:                                                                           

i. Joan Bellers (475387), born ~1418 in England.

ii. John Bellers, born ? in England.

John married Catherine Digby.

John died.

1483-85, Plaintiffs: Catherine, late the wife of John Bellers, of Ketilby. Subject: Manor of Systonby. Leicestershire. (S) UKNA.

iii. Margaret Bellers, born ? in England.

Margaret became the Lady Prioress at Langley.

3/4/1478, Indenture witnessing that Lady Margaret Bellers, Prioress of Langley, Leics, and the convent there, had demised to John Robyns of Little Dalby, Leics, the rectory of the church of Little Dalby with all the tithes, etc, pertaining to it. (S) UKNA.

iv. Ellyn Bellers, born ? in England.

1475-78, Plaintiffs: Jasper, son and heir of Elyn, late the wife of William Roskyn, and sister of John Bellers, esquire. Subject: Manors of Ketylby alias Eketylby and Sistonby alias Syxtonby. Leicestershire. (S) UKNA.

By 1478, Roskyn, Elena, one of the daughters and heiresses of John Bellers Leics, died. (S) UKNA.

v. Maryan Bellers, born ~1426 in England.

Bef. 12/7/1434, Mary married to Sir Thomas Greene, s/o Sir Thomas Greene & Mary Talbot.

1/18/1461, Thomas died.

1476, Mary age 50 and more at the death of her brother John.

9/10/1489, Mary died.


Lord John Vilers & Joan Mering

950772. Lord John Vilers & 950773. Joan Mering

1380, John Vylers born in England, s/o 1901544. Richard Villers & 1901545. Elizabeth ?.

~1385, Joan born in England, d/o §§Sir William Meyring.

6/1389, John’s father died.

8/8/1391, John a coheir to Simon Pakeman. John’s father – Richard, his mother Joan Pakeman, her brother Simon.

8/16/1391, Writ of devenerunt for Simon son and heir of Simon Pakeman, a minor. Leicester: The under-mentioned messuages etc. came to the king’s hands by the death of Simon Pakeman and by reason of the minority of Simon his son and heir, and are still in the king’s hand. … The said Simon son of Simon died on Wednesday the eve of St Lawrence last. Katharine wife of Robert Dyggeby, aged 50 years and more, and John son of Richard Vylers, aged 11 years and more, are his kinsfolk and heirs, to wit, the said Katharine as daughter of Simon his father, and the said John as son of Richard son of Joan sister of the said Katharine. (S) CIsPM.

7/12/1391, John age 11½ heir to his father, his mother remarried to Richard de Assheby.

5/18/1393, Simon Coupper of Coventre died, who held for life of the inheritance of John Vylers, kinsman and one of the heirs of Simon Pakeman deceased, late a minor in the king's ward : Warwick. (S) CFRs.

1394-95, Anketine Houby sued Richard de Assheby and Elizabeth, formerly wife of Richard Vylers, and John Grym, of Brokesby, and others, for forcibly abducting from Sutton, John, the son and heir of Richard Vylers, whose marriage belonged to him, his father having held the manor of Brokesby of him by the service of a knight's fee. (S) Pedigrees From The Plea Rolls, Wrottesley.

9/30/1399, Henry IV succeeded Richard II as King of England.

1401-2, John, “son and heir of Richard Vylers kinsman and heir of Simon Pakeman:” Leicester, made proof of age. (S) UKNA.

6/23/1402, [Shorter version of 2/13/1403.]

[––John & Joan––]

1402-03, John married Joan.

2/13/1403, To … escheator in Leycestershire. Order to take the fealty of John Vylers, and to give him seisin of the purparties …, that 12 messuages, 1 toft and 12 virgates of land in Kereby, Wyggeston, Barton and Oddeston …, and 8 messuages, 1 toft and 8 virgates in Huckellescote, Whitewyke, Donyngton and Staunton … by death of Simon Pakeman and by reason of the nonage of Simon his son and heir, who died within age in ward of that king, …, and that Katherine daughter of Simon the father, whom Robert Diggeby took to wife, being of full age, and John son of Richard Vylers, being son of Joan sister of the said Katherine and then within age, were cousins and next heirs of Simon the son, … (S) CCRs.

1404, Roger Humberston, ... others ... attached ... in a plea wherefore with force and arms ... reaped [William Whatele’s] hay and corn ... at Brokesby ... The defendents say they are not guiley ... what was growing at the time was the soil and free tenement of John Vylers of Brokesby, and they are John’s servants and by order of John reaped the corn ... (S) Hist. of the Humberstone Family, P247.

7/20/1411, Commission to Henry Bromle … to enquire into the complaint of Nicholas Cailet and John de Vylers, merchants of la Rochelle, … seized good within the port of Suthampton, contrary to treaties … (S) CPRs.

3/20/1413, Henry V succeeded Henry IV as King of England.

11/25/1415, John died seized of a messuage called Pakeman’s Place, … in Kirby .. in Barton … in Ravinston … in Wiggeston … by knights service, and a pair of gilt spurs; … [Leicestershire] (S) UKNA, IPM.

2/16/1416, IPM of John Vylers [Wylers]. Leicestershire: Kirby Muxloe, 1 messuage called ‘Pakmonsplace’, 7 cottages and 4 1/2 virgates of the king in chief, annual value 2 marks.  Barton in the Beans, 1 messuage and 1 1/2 virgates, … Ravenstone, 1/2 messuage and 1/2 virgate, of the king in chief of the honor of Tutbury by suit of court every 3 weeks, annual value 2s. Wigston Magna, 1 cottage, … Brooksby, the manor and advowson, of Anthony de Howeby (3803098), by knight service and 1 pair of gilt spurs … He died on 25 Nov. last. John his son and heir is aged 12 years and more. (S) CIsPM. [John’s son William would marry the ggdaughter of Anthony de Howeby.]

 (S) The Peerage of England, Collins, 1812, P765.

·         12/4/1415, Order to the escheator in the county of Leicester ... Agnes late the wife of Simon Pakeman. on the day of her death held of the king in chief a third part of the wood of Kereby called ' Pakemanswod.' in Kereby in dower of the endowment of the said Simon her late husband ; and that the said third part should of right descend after the death of Agnes to William son and heir of John Vylers the son and heir of Richard Vylers the son and heir of Joan one of the sisters and heirs of the said Simon, and to Katharine late the wife of Robert Dygby, Simon's other sister and heir, William being a minor in the king's ward and Katharine of full age ; to take the fealty of Katharine, make a partition of the said third part into 2 equal parts, and cause Katharine to have full seisin of her pourparty ... Katharine is 80 years of age and more ... . (S) CFRs.

·         contemporary of this John: 4/12/1417 [The King in Normandy], Grant to Thomas Merstoun ... lands of Robert de Villers, deceased... John de Villers, knight, and his brothers, sons of the above Robert, rebels ... . (S) Norman Rolls, 1880, P779.

Children of John and Joan:

i. William Villiers (475386), born 1404 in England. [Heir]

ii. John Villers, born 1409 in England.

2/17/1419, Commitment to William de Ferrariis, lord de Groby, ... county of Leicester and Richard ... wood of Kereby, called ' Pakemanswode,' ... death of Agnes late the Wife of Simon Pakeman, who held the same in dower ... and by reason of the minority of John Vylers son and heir of Joan one of the sisters and heirs of the said Simon. (S) CFRs.

4/28/1421, Revocation … committing to Antony Howby … land in Hochescote, … in the king’s hands by death of John son of Richard Vylers son of Joan sister of Katharine daughter of Simon Pakeman, tenant in chief, and by reason of minority of his heir … John Vylers in Brokesby, parcel of the manor of Brokesby, … held … ‘Pakmons place’, … John his son and heir [of his older brother still under age] and of the age of 12 years and more ; … (S) CPRs.

Aft. 4/18/1421, John died as a ward of the King.


Sir Henry Greene & Maud Mauduit

950770. Sir Henry Greene & 950771. Maud Mauduit     

~1350, Henry born in England, 2nd s/o 2110860. Sir Henry de Greene & 2110861. Catherine de Drayton.

11/6/1354, Maud born in England, heir & d/o 1901542. Lord Thomas Mauduit & 1901543. Joan de Bokland.

10/29/1361, Maud’s father died; her mother surviving.

4/4/1364, Writ for IPM of John Mauduyt of Wermenstre, knight [paternal grandfather of Maud]. Wiltshire: Weremenstre. The manor, held of the king in chief by knight’s service, in joint feoffment with Juliana his wife, who survives, … He died on 1 April last. Maud daughter of Thomas Mauduyt his son, aged 9 years on the feast of St. Leonard last, is his heir. … (S) CIsPM.

3/1369, Due to an outbreak of the plague in London, the royal court was moved to Windsor.

1370, Henry’s father died, his brother Thomas the heir.

1370, Henry heir, by special license of the King – being the 2nd son, to Greene’s Norton; as well as other lands in Buckingham and Bedford.

[––Henry & Maud––]

~1375, Henry married Maud.

7/16/1377, Richard II, age 10, crowned king of England.

1378-9, IPM of Thomas Mauduyt: Maud, wife of Henry Green, Knt. daughter, is heir, ... 24 years old. (S) N&Qs, 1993, P414.

4/20/1379, Maud’s paternal grandmother Juliana died.

5/10/1379, Writ for IPM of Juliana, late the wife of John Mauduyt. Southampton: … Cratele. The manor, …. Maud wife of Henry Grene, knight, aged 24 years and more, is kinswoman and next heir both of her and of the said John, to wit, daughter of Thomas Mauduyt, their son and heir. Wiltshire: … manor of Wermenstre … a third part of a moiety of the manor of Dicherich … Wermenstre. The manor, … Westbury. A messuage, … with the advowson of the chapel, … Dicherich. A third part of a moiety of the manor, … (S) CIsPM.

5/1379, Henry and Maud, age 24, took seisin of Maud’s inheritance after the death of her grandmother Juliana.

12/14/1381, Commission to … to preserve the peace … William la Zouche of Haryngworth, William la Zouche the younger, William de Thorp, Thomas de Grene, Henry de Grene, … in the county of Northampton. (S) CPRs.

3/8/1382, Commission of peace ... and of oyer and terminer ... William la Zouche of Haryngworth, William la Zouche the younger, ... Ralph Basset, ... Thomas Grene, Henry Grene, ... John de Lyons, ... Northampton. (S) CPRs.

~1385, Maud died before Henry. (S) IsPM of Henry.

12/6/1385, Henry de Grene, knt., granted a market and fair at Lowick, Northamptonshire. (S) Gazetteer of Markets and Fairs to 1516.

1386, Henry Grene the Leicester Herald. (S) A Complete Guide to Heraldry, Davies, 2004, P32.

4/16/1386, Notarial obligation by the Portuguese commissioners in England to repay a loan of £1,000 advanced by Sir Thomas Moreaux, Sir Henry Grene and other merchants of London, to the King of Portugal. [Henry’s father had an IPM in London.]

7/12/1388, Commission of peace and oyer and terminer … William la Zouche of Haryngworth, William de Thorp, Thomas Grene, knight, Henry de Grene, knight, … in the county of Northampton. (S) CPRs.

1386, Henry Grene the Herald of the Duke of Guyen and Lancaster. (S) A Complete Guide to Heraldry, Davies, 2004, P32.

8/29/1390, Henry’s older brother Thomas, the family heir, died.

9/14/1391, IPM at Buckingham of Thomas: Henry Grene, knight, held of him on that day, by service of a moiety of a knight’s fee, the manors of Wolston and Wavynden with the advowson of the church of Wolston, which manors were given to the said Henry and the heirs of his body by Henry Grene, knight, father of the said Henry, with reversion to the right heirs of the said Henry the father. The said service, with the said reversion, descended to Thomas as son and heir of Henry the father. Henry the son and Maud his wife held of the said Thomas on the day of his death, by service of a rose yearly, the manor of Emberton.

12/2/1391, Licence for Reginald de Grey of Ruthyn, knight, to enfeoff Henry Grene, … and Henry Bruyn of the castle, town, and land and lordship of Bergeveny in Wales, … (S) CPRs.

Maud died before Henry. (S) IsPM.

[––Henry––]

5/19/1396, IPM of William la Zouche of Haryngworth, Knight. Hertford: He held the under-mentioned manors in fee tail by gift of Henry Grene and ... Cadyngdon, Keynesworth. Huntingdon: The manor of Bukworthe by a knight’s fee, held by Henry Grene knight.

1397, Henry, Member of the King’s council.

1397, Henry counseled King Richard II to confiscate the estate of banished Henry Bolingbroke, Duke of Hereford and Lancaster.

3/20/1398, Henry witnessed a deed at Bristol concerning the Canons Ashby Priory. (S) UKNA.

1398, Henry Bolingbroke, duke of Hereford, and Thomas Mowbray, duke of Norfolk, to undergo a duel of honor. Richard II stopped the duel, and banished both men.

6/20/1398, Commission ... against the enhancing and straitening of mills, weirs, ... Henry Grene, knight, ...   Northampton & Huntingdon. (S) Medieval Laws of Navigation, Biddylph, P19.

10/11/1398, Commitment (with like clause) to Henry de Grene, knight, of AVestminster. the keeping of the manor of Kybworth, … by reason of the forfeiture of Thomas late earl of Warwick. (S) CFRs.

7/4/1399, Henry Bolingbroke [IV – 1st cousin of Richard II] landed at Ravenspur; then proceeded through the Lancastrian lands in the north and took York. [Henry IV invaded while Richard II was in Ireland.] Henry Grene fled to Bristol where he was captured.

7/24/1399, King Richard II landed in Wales, returning from Ireland.

7/28/1399, Henry was arraigned before the Constable and Marshall and found guilty of treason for misgoverning the King and the Realm; his estates to be confiscated.

7/29/1399, Henry, knt. of Drayton, Northamptonshire, and his associates Sir John Buskey and the Earl of Wiltshire, executed by order of the Duke of Lancaster (Father of Henry Bolingbroke). [IsPM: Hampshire, Wiltshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Gloucestershire, the adjacent march of Wales.]

[––Post Mortem––]

10/21/1399, Grant of Goods of Henry Grene, deceased, to his children, Thomas, John, Henry, Mary, and Philippa. CPRs.

5/26/1400, Writ for IPM of Henry Grene, knight. Henry Grene, knight, son of Henry Grene, knight, held the manor of Grately with the advowson for life by the courtesy of England, in right of Maud, late his wife, with remainder to their children. She held it by inheritance after the death of her father, Thomas Mauduyt, knight. It is held of the earl of Hereford, annual value £10. He died on 29 July 1399. Ralph son of Henry and Maud, the next heir, is aged 22 years and more. Wiltshire: He held for life in right of Maud his wife, heir of Thomas Mauduyt, knight, with remainder to the children of Maud and himself; Warminster, the manor and hundred, annual value £50; Westbury, a manor called ‘Le Mauduytes’, £10; Ditteridge, half the manor, 40s.; all of the king by knight service. Fiddington by Market Lavington, half the manor, 50s., of the bishop of Salisbury. Bedford: … Buckingham: … Gloucester and the Adjacent March of Wales: … the manor of Mathern by the courtesy of England in right of Maud late his wife, who held by inheritance after the death of Thomas Mauduyt, knight, her father. … Essex: … Cambridge: … Huntingdon: … in right of Maud his wife, who held by inheritance after the death of her father Thomas Mauduyt, knight, … Northampton: … (S) CIsPM.

 (S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P350. (S) New England Families, Cutter, 1915, P224. (S) Notes & Queries, V87, 1893, P414. (S) The House of Greene, Halstead, 1685.

Family notes:

·         Henry prominent in Acts I & II of Shakespeare’s ‘Richard II’.

·         Thomas must have died young as John is the heir 1416. (S) CCRs.

·         2nd son John married Margaret Grene, d/o Walter Grene of Bridgenorth, co. Shropshire. John was the heir of his brother Ralph. The male line ended with John’s son Henry. John’s daughter Isabel, married to Sir Richard Vere of Great Adington, was eventual heiress line of John’s family.

·         3rd son Thomas married Ela Malorie, d/o Ankatil. Thomas, of Isham, and Ela were settled with a third of Sudborough Manor by William la Zouche, archbishop of York.

·         Daughter Mary married Sir Jeffrey Luttrell, knight.

Children of Henry and Maud:

i. Ralph Grene, born 1378 in England. [Heir of his mother. (S) CCRs]

Ralph married Catharine Malorie, d/o Ankatil.

7/15/1400, Grant to Ralph Grene, … Henry Grene his father, deceased, … (S) CPRs.

9/6/1400, Order to the escheator in the county of Northampton to take the fealty of Ralph, son and heir of Henry Grene, knight, (son of Henry Grene) aud of Maud late his wife, and to cause hun to have full seisin of all the lands which his father held of Richard II in chief both by the courtesy of England after Maud's death, of the right and inheritance of Maud, and in fee tail, the same having been taken into the late king's hand by the forfeiture of the said Henry, Ralph's father, and being now in the king's hand; notwithstanding Henry's forfeiture or the judgment rendered against him, as the king has taken Ralph's homage. (S) CFRs.

Bef. 2/16/1419, Ralph died, Katherine surviving. (S) CCRs.

ii. Eleanor Green (475385), born ~1380 in England.


Lord William FitzWilliam & Lady Maud de Cromwell

950768. Lord William FitzWilliam & 950769. Lady Maud de Cromwell

~1352, William son of William born in England, heir & s/o 1901536. John Fitz William & 1901537. Elizabeth Clinton.

~1357, Maud born in England, 2nd d/o 5910026. Ralph de Cromwell & 5910027. Maud de Bernak.

5/29/1373, Grant ... to Thomas, son and heir of Milo de Stapilton, and Joan, his wife, daughter of Sir John Fitzwilliam. Manor of Hathelsay and all lands in Easthathelsay, Middle Hathelsay, and West Hathelsay, … Witnesses: Lord John Fitzwilliam, William Fitzwilliam, Thomas de Reresby, knight, ..., Thomas de Wodehall, …” (S) UKNA.

~1375, William married Maud.

6/21/1377, Richard II, age 10, succeeded Edward III as King of England.

1378-9, William, his brother Edmund, and their parents taxed as residents of Sprotborough, Yorkshire.

Bef. 2/19/1384, William’s father died.

1384, William knighted.

5/5/1384, Richard Forster, clerk, to William Fitzwilliam, knight, and Matilda, his wife. 6s. annual rent from their lands in Letwelle.[Sheffield] (S) UKNA.

11/10/1384, Grant by William fitz William, knt., lord of Emelay, to the abbot and convent of Byland of all which they held of his fee in Emelay, Bentelay, and Denby. (S) Yorkshire Deeds, V5, Clay, 2013, P37.

11/10/1385, William de Birkyn, chaplain and John de Holmes, clerk, servants of Lord Brian de Stapelton, knight, to William Fitzwilliam, knight, Lord of Emley. Witnesses: Brian de Stapelton, knight, John Sayvyll, sen, knight, ... [Sheffield] (S) UKNA.

11/10/1386, Letters patent granting licence to Sir William Fitzwilliam, knight, to alienate in mortmain 17 marks of rent from the manor of Haddesley [Yorkshire] to two chaplains of the chapel of St John the Baptist, Middle Haddesley, to celebrate divine service daily for the soul of Thomas de Stapleton [married to his sister Joan]. (S) UKNA.

1/27/1387, Confirmation by Alexander, archbishop of York, by Inspeximus, - upon a licence obtained by William FitzWilliam, knight, to assign 17 marcs annual rent issuing from his manor of East, Midel, and Westhathelsay, held of John, King of Castile and Duke of Lancaster, as of the honour of Pontefract ... [York]. (S) Desc. Cat. of Ancient Deeds, 1890, P50.

7/3/1387, Sir Ralph de Crumwelle the younger and Sir Thomas Gray, lord of Hetton [Yorks., W.R.] and Sir Thomas Doumfrayville. On the marriage of Sir Ralph and Lady Joan Heron, sister of Sir Thomas Gray, which is to take place at Michaelmas next, Gray, Doumfrayville, John de Dranffeld and Hugh de Mitford bound to Sir Ralph and Sir William fitzWilliam in a certain sum of money. (S) UKNA.

4/10/1390 at Hathelsay, William Fitzwilliam, knight, son and heir of John Fitzwilliam, knight to John de Clynton, Ralph de Cromwell, Robert de Swilyngton, Robert de Rokley, knight, William Gascoigne … Manor of Hathelsay ... Witnesses: John Savyll, sen., John Savyll jun., Thomas de Reresby, knight, John Everyngham de Birkyn, Thomas Mauncell. (S) UKNA.

4/8/1398, William, Lord of Elmley and Sprotborough, died. (S) UKNA, IsPM: Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire.

5/6/1398, IPM of William FitzWilliam. York: He held Esthathelsay jointly with Maud his wife … Emlay in his demesne as of fee. Esthathelsay. The manor, … Emlay. The manor, … He died on 8 April last. John, aged 21 years and more, being born on 25 July, 1 Richard II, is his son and heir. Lincoln: … Nottingham: … (S) CIsPM.

[––Maud––]

4/6/1398, Order to the escheator in the counties of Nottingham ; York ; and Lincoln to take into the king’s hand and keep safely all the lands of William Fitz William. (S) CFRs.

1/19/1399, John Fitzwiliam, son of William, knight, granted to Maud, widow of William Fitzwilliam, knight, a rent of 50 marks from ... manors in dower. (S) Son John’s IPM at Nottingham.

9/30/1399, Henry IV succeeded Richard II as King of England.

8/20/1411, “Matilda Fitzwilliam, lady of Hathilsay has received from Sir John Fitzwilliam, her son, 50 marks, her dower …” (S) UKNA.

1413, Maud sued by Saint Leonard’s Hospital for not receiving the “thrave of corn” due.

1415, Maud, Lady of Hathilsay, living.

Maud married 2nd Thomas Darcy, knt.

4/4/1417, Sir Thomas Darcy leased the manor of Haddlesey (in Birkin), Yorkshire (a Fitzwilliam family property) to his step-son, John Fitzwilliam, Knt., the said John to pay to Maud, wife of the said Thomas, paying 48 marks, 6 shillings, 8 pence p.a. ... Witnesses..., Thomas Clarell ... (S) Sheffield Archives, WWM/D/81.

11/4/1417, Lease. Sir Thomas Darcy to Sir John Fitzwilliam.

7/7/1417, Maud’s son John, Lord of Sprotborough, died.

1419, Thomas Darcy and his wife, Maud, acting as executrix of the will of William Fitz William, Knt., sued Richard Claypham, of Allerton, Nottinghamshire, yeoman for a reasonable account during the time he was receiver of money for the said William. (S) CCPs, CP40/634, 132f.

(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P349. (S) The Peerage of Ireland, Lodge, 1789, P166.

Child of William and Maud: [2 sons, 2 daughters]

i. John Fitz William (475384), born 7/25/1377 in England.


Thursday, May 27, 2010

Sir Richard Knollys & Margaret d’Odyley

950758. Sir Richard Knollys & 950759. Margaret d’Odyley          

1414, Richard Knolles born in Mimms, Hertfordshire, England, s/o 1901516. Thomas Knolles & 1901517. Isabel ?.

~1415, Margaret born in England.

8/31/1422, Henry VI (an infant) succeeded Henry V as King of England.

11/6/1429, Henry VI, age 7, crowned king of England.

5/20/1435, Richard named in the will of his paternal grandfather.

2/8/1445, Richard’s father Thomas wrote his will leaving his older brother the manor of North Mimms.  

2/1446, Richard’s father died.   

3/29/1446, Attornment by Robert Knolles, esquire, son and heir of Thomas Knolles, late citizen and grocer of London, deceased, to Richard Knolles his brother, whom he has put in peaceable possession, by the payment of 1d. of a yearly rent of 100 marks issuing from the manor of North Mymmes. (S) A Descriptive Catalogue of Ancient Deeds, 1900, P373.

Richard Knowles, knt, died.

1473, Margaret  widow of Richard Knoll claimed dower in Lancashire. (S) Hist. of Lancaster, V7, 1912, Chipping.

(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P796. (S) The English Baronetage, Collins, 1741, P62.

Children of Richard and Margaret:

i. Margaret Knollys (475379), born ~1435 in England.

ii. Robert Knollys, born ? in Hertfordshire, England.

Robert married Lettice Penyston. (S) Gen. & Herald. Hist., Burke, 1841, P292.

Robert, Gentleman of the Privy Chamber to King Henry VIII.


Governor Hamon Belknap Esq. & Lady Joan le Boteler

950756. Hamon Belknap Esq. & 950757. Lady Joan le Boteler

1388, Hamon’s father attained for treason, banished to Ireland.

1389, Hamon Bealknap born in England, heir & s/o 1901512. Robert Belknap & 1901513. Juliane Darset.

~1395, Joan born in England, d/o 1901514. Thomas le Boteler & 1901515. Alice Beauchamp.

1397, Hamon’s father allowed to return from banishment, but his attainder was not reversed.

1/19/1401, Hamon’s father died.

1401, Hamon, a minor, petitioned for the restoration of his father’s lands as other banished persons had had theirs restored.

[––Hamon & Joan––]

By 1412, Hamon married Joan.

3/20/1413, Henry V succeeded Henry IV as King of England.

1414, Hamon a appointed to a commission of walliis et fossatis in Kent and Sussex.

1414, Hamo Bealknap states that in the parliament held at Westminster in the 11th year of Richard II, Robert Bealknap, his father, …  were exiled, … in the parliament held at Westminster, in the 2nd year of Henry IV, John and William, were … restored to their lands and tenements then in the king's possession, in demesne or in reversion. He asks the commons to request the king for a similar judgment in the case of his father. (S) UKNA.

7/10/1414, Henry V, king of England To: …; Thomas Colepeper, knight; William Cheyne; …; Hamo Bealknap … Great losses have occurred because the sea defences and land drainage between the port of the town of Rye and the bridge of Bodiam in the counties of Kent and Sussex are not properly repaired and maintained. … assigns them to survey the walls and other defences, … (S) UKNA.

7/22/1414, Hamon’s mother died.

8/1414, Hamon, age 24, given full seisin of his mother’s properties.

8/3/1415, Grant from Thomas de Stonore, esq., [s/o Hamon’s sister Joan] to ... Hamon Bealknap, esq., ... of lands, tenements, rents and appurtenances in Aillesbury, Walton, Stone, Stoke Maundevyle and Stoke Hallyng. (S) UKNA.

10/25/1415, Hamon at the battle of Agincourt. John Oxenbridge and John Fenys were members of his retinue. The English longbows gave “a terrifying hail of arrow shot.” French estimate of their own dead of 4,000 would imply a ratio of nearly 9 to 1 in favour of the English. (S) The Connoisseur, 1907, P136.

4/28/1418, Hamo de Belknap on a commission of array in co. Kent. (S) CPRs.

1/19/1419, The capture of Rouen, France. A major event in the Hundred Year's War, where English forces captured the capital of Normandy.

1419, Hamon sold the manor of Rushden.

1420, Hamon a member of the retinue of the Duke of Bedford (a Captain at the Battle of Agincourt.)

3/22/1421, English at the battle of Beauge in Anjou, France. A major defeat for the English in the Hundred Years war under the leadership of Thomas, Duke of Clarence, s/o Henry V.

8/31/1422, Henry VI (an infant) succeeded Henry V as King of England.

1/2/1423, Hamon named Treasurer and General Governor of the French finances in the Duchy of Normandy.

11/13/1423, Joan, wife of Hamon, maid of honor to the Duchess of Bedford [Anne, d/o the Duke of Burgundy], received 600£ in consideration of her services by the Regent [son of King Henry IV].

5/16/1425, Commission to Hamon Bealknap, esquire, to take the musters at Doven on 25 May next, and certify the council as to the array of the following: Lancelot de Lyle and Roger Fyenes, knights … (S) CPRs.

2/1426, Hamon got a reversal of his father’s attainder: “Petitioners: Hamo Bealknap (Belknap), son and heir of Robert Bealknap, knight … Bealknap states that his father, … in parliament at Westminster, 9 Richard II forfeited their [other judges listed] estates and were imprisoned and exiled … at that time his father died, and he was of an age that he was unable to pursue to have remedy. Upon this it was advised by parliament that he should be restored, …” (S) UKNA.

1/1429, Hamon died seized of Knelle manor and Orpington, co. Kent, buried in Beckley. Joan late the wife of Hamon Belknap to keep all the lands late of Hamon for the service of one half of a knight’s fee to hold until the full age of John his son and heir. (S) UKNA, IPM.

[––Joan––]

7/8/1429, Escheator of Kent ordered to take an oath of Joan Belknap, widow of Hamon, in presence of her son John, son and heir of Hamon, to assign her dower. (S) CCRs.

1429-34, Joan married 2nd John Dedham, Knt. [born 1401], heir & s/o Gilbert Dedham [likely died at Agincourt.]

2/16/1434, Joan, lady Denham, wife of John Denham, kt., received a commission of the marriage of John Belknap, son and heir of Hamon Belknap, tenant in chief by paying a fine of £40. (S) CPRs.

6/1434, John, son of Lady Dame Joan Dedham, gave her and John Feerby a letter of attorney to administer his estates.

Sir John Dedham died.

1434-36, Plaintiffs: Joan, late the wife of John Dedham, knt. and sometime the wife of Hamond Bealknap, esq. and John, son of the said Hamond. Subject: Manors of Crockenhill (Crokhornhull) and Kingsnorth (Kyngesnode), Kent. (S) UKNA.

11/7/1443, Lady Joan Dedham was granted a tun of red wine yearly for life by the king.

Bef. 12/23/1444, Joan died. (S) CPRs.

(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P796.

Child of Hamon and Joan: [4 sons, 2 daughters]

i. John Belknap, born 1413 in England.

1433, John proved his age.

12/6/1433, To the escheator in Kent. Order to give John Bealknap, son and heir of Hamon Bealknap esquire ( armigeri), seisin. (S) CCRs.

Bef. 10/1/1436, John died. (S) CCRs. [His brother William his heir.]

ii. William Belknap, born ~1415 in England.

11/4/1446, William, High Sheriff of Surrey and Sussex.

1484, William died without heirs, his heir his brother Henry.

iii. Elizabeth Belknap, born ~1418 in England.

Elizabeth married Sir William de Ferrers of Chartley (s/o Edmund de Ferrers.)

5/28/1471, Elizabeth died.

iv. Griselda Belknap, born ~1420 in England.

Griselda married John Hende of London.

v. Henry Belknap (475378), born ~1422 in England.

vi. Philip Belknap, born ~1423 in England.

11/4/1455, Commitment of the county of Kent to Philip Belknap, esquire; during pleasure, so that he answer at the Exchequer as sheriff and keeper. (S) CFRs.

By 1457, Philip died.

2/24/1458, Commitment to Thomas Broune, knight, … the manor was extended at £10 a year before Philip Belknap, late sheriff … (S) CFRs.


Lord Philip Malpas & Julian Beaumond

950754. Lord Philip Malpas & 950755. Julian Beaumond

~1410, Philip born in London, England, s/o 1901508. Philip Malpas.

~1415, Julian born in England, d/o §§John Beaumond & Johanna ?.

8/9/1421, The guardianship of Dionisia, daughter of John Beaumond, late "chaundeller," [of London] together with her patrimony, committed by William Cauntbrigge, the Mayor, and the Aldermen, and John Bederenden, the Chamberlain, to Philip Malpas (the father), draper, who married Johanna [previously Beaumond], [late] wife of William Middeltone, executor of the said John Beaumond Surieties. (S) CCRs. [Julian a younger sister of Dionisia.]

8/31/1422, Henry VI (an infant) succeeded Henry V as King of England.

11/6/1429, Henry VI crowned of England.

[––Philip & Julian––]

~1432, Philip married to Juliana.

7/4/1439, Philip Malpas, lord of the place (loci) of Haldyng, of the diocese of London, and Juliana his wife, indult “De Plenaria Remissione.” (S) Lateran Regesta, 311. [Likely associated with a pregnancy.]

1440, Philip’s father, a draper and sheriff of London, died. (S) A Survey of London, Stow, 1842, P42.

1441, Philip, M.P. for London.

1441-1443, Philip an auditor for London. (S) The Aldermen for the City of London, V2, 1913.

1/1442, An account of the carrack [ship] coming to Sandwich ... purchase made ... of Philip Malpas, 60 cloths “westrons” for £90. (S) English Economic Hist., Bland, 1914.

3/16/1442, … Robert Large being mayor of London, Philip Malpas and Robert Marchall sheriffs. (S) CCRs.

3/28/1442, Commissions to the following, to distribute the under-mentioned sums in the counties, cities and boroughs named: … Philip Malpas in the city of London, £76 15s 6.25d. (S) CFRs.

7/9/1442, Philip Malpas and William Cottesbroke, citizens for London in Parliament. (S) CFRs.

10/20/1442, John Gedney, Philip Malpas, … querents, … 1 messuage, 80 acres, … co. Kent. (S) Feet of Fines.

1/4/1443, “The first court of Joan Large, widow, Philip Malpas, Thomas Morstede, Alexander Orable, Thomas Staunton, and Thomas Style, cofeoffees of Joan.” (S) UKNA.

1443-45, Custumarium ... from the Court Rolls of the manor of Totenham, of lands and tenements alienated ... in the time of Joan Large, lady of the said manor and Philip Malpas, ..., her cofeoffees. (S) UKNA.

2/22/1444, Grant to Joan Gedeney, Philip Malpas, Alexander Arable alias Orable, Thomas Staunton and Thomas Style. (S) UKNA.

5/3/1445, Licence, for 2 marks ... to grant to Thomas Stanley, knight, ... Philip Malpas, ... the manor of Lyston Overhalle, co. Essex. (S) CPRs.

12/17/1445, Philip Malpas states that Raphael de Aurea and Christopher Lummelyne forcibly took and carried off £40 in cash belonging to him, and also abducted his servant, Richard Chaumburleyn, such that he was deprived of his service …. This was against the peace, and to his damage of £200. (S) CCRs. [Case was remanded to a jury.]

11/13/1446, Philip on a commission of oyer and terminer to investigate a petition made by Sir Thomas Kyriell.

2/26/1448, Philip nominated for alderman of Lime Street; personally recommended by the king. [He was not elected until April 1st.] (S) The Fortnightly, V8, 1870, P451.

6/26/1450, Philip, a Lancastrian, dismissed as alderman by supporters of “Jack Cade”, a Yorkist, one being Thomas Cooke, draper.

7/1450, Cade arriving in London had members attack Philip’s house. [Not much was taken because he had been warned, possibly by Thomas Cooke, his future son-in-law.]

2/19/1451, Philip Malpas citizen and draper of London to Joan Gedeney widow who was wife of John Gedeney citizen and draper and alderman of London, …. Quitclaim of the manors of Pembrokes, Brewses, Dawbeneys and Mokkyngges in Totenham with all appurtenances in the towns of Totenham and Edelmeton and elsewhere in Middlesex, … (S) CCRs.

3/9/1451, John bishop of Worcester and Henry Sampson, clerk, to Philip, Malpas merchant, Juliana his wife, … Charter with warranty of a brewhouse tenement called the 'Dolfyn' with a tavern called the 'Belle' and divers shops, dwellings, cellars, solars, a wharf etc. in the parishes of St. Mary Magdalene and St. Olave in Southwerk co. Surrey, also of a tenement called the 'Bere' with a tavern attached, houses, shops, dwellings, cellars, solars, wharf etc. in the said parish of St. Olave, … (S) CCRs.

1452-54, Plaintiffs: Francis Mychell, merchant, of Lucca (Luke), Italy. Defendants: ..., Philip Malpas, draper, Thomas Goly, skinner, and others of London. Subject: Seizure of goods in St Bartholomew's the Little, and imprisonment in Southwark. (S) UKNA.

1452-54, Defendants: Thomas Walker, a soldier late come out of Normandy. Subject: Imprisonment upon an action of detinue for goods taken away by ‘misruled people,’ ‘at the time of the robbing of the house of Philip Malpas’ of London. (S) UKNA.

8/1453, King Henry VI had a mental breakdown. [Richard, Duke of York, appointed Protector of the Realm.]

5/22/1455, 1st battle of St. Albans, Hertfordshire, considered the 1st battle of the 30-year War of the Roses. Yorkists against an army of King Henry VI.

1455, Philip and Sir Thomas Vaughn, on hearing of Margaret of Anjou’s approach of London after winning the battle at St. Albans, took royal treasure on a ship to Flanders. They were captured by French pirates and held over a year for ransom.

11/11/1458, Joan who was wife of Henry Pevensey, daughter and heir of Thomas Rikhill esquire … also to William Venour, Philip Malpas, Richard Bruyn, Thomas Hoo esquire and others who are in possession of 5 messuages in London … (S) CCRs.

1460-65, Philip Malpas, master, and the wardens of the craft or mistery of drapers. v. Thomas Eyre, feoffee for John Gedney, draper.: Brewing-house, shops, &c. in Cornhill and Broad Street ? (Bradstreet) bequeathed to the said craft.: London. (S) UKNA.

3/2/1460, Mainprise made in chancery under a pain of £500 by Philip Malpas … that he should appear in person in chancery … [multiple requests issued until 11/25/1461.] (S) CCRs.

2/17/1461, 2nd battle of St. Albans, Hertfordshire – a Lancastrian victory. King Henry was rescued at the battle.

2/1461, Philip, on hearing of Warwick’s defeat at 2nd battle of St. Albans, with Sir Thomas Vaughn took a ship from Antwerp in the port of London, with what treasure they could, and went to Ireland. (S) Welsh Biography Online.

3/29/1461, The battle of Towton in Yorkshire, a Yorkist victory. Yorkist forces, with a wind at their back in a blinding snow storm giving their archers and spearmen a significant advantage. [King Henry and Queen Margaret fled to Scotland. King Henry had another breakdown, and Queen Margaret led the Lancastrian resistance.]

11/25/1461, Philip Malpas on that day he did appear, and was by the chancellor dismissed from the court quit without a day. (S) CCRs. [See 3/2/1460.]

6/28/1462, Edward IV crowned at Westminster, beginning the House of York.

1462, Philip again alderman of London.

3/26/1464, John Stoker, alderman of London, wrote his will naming Philip as overseer, “to have 20 nobles for his labor.” (S) Calendar of Plea and Memoranda Rolls.

7/10/1464, Deeds relating to property in City parishes; Demise by Thomas Hoo, gent., Philip Malpas, citizen of London, draper, and others, to John Worsop, citizen and baker, of a tenement in Lombards Hill in St Mary Magdalene, Old Fish Street. (S) UKNA.

2/9/1465, Pardon to John Chudlegh ... to answer Philip Malpas, citizen and merchant of London, touching a debt of £160, ... (S) CPRs.

1465, Edward IV captured Henry VI and put him in the Tower of London.

Julian died before Philip. (S) Philip’s will.

4/26/1469, “Will of Philip Malpas Merchant and Draper, of Saint Andrew Cornhill, City of London”; asking to buried in the Holy Apostle church of St. Andrew, Cornhill. (S) UKNA. Philip provided for a priest to pray for his soul, and the soul of Julian his late wife ... and for Philippa his daughter, late the wife of Sir Ralph Jocelyn, Knt. ... To Elizabeth his daughter, the wife of Sir Thomas Cook, Knt, 500m of the 1000m, £130 owed to him by Sir Thomas ... to each of the 4 sons of Thomas and Elizabeth 100m ... each to have his part at 21 years ...

Bef. 5/8/1469, Philip died.

(S) Trans. of the London and Middlesex Arch. Soc., 1870, PP285-307. (S) Calendar of the letter-books of the city of London, Sharpe, 1909. (S) The Wars of the Roses, Weir, 1995. (S) Merchant Middleclass of Medieval London, Thrupp, 1989, P354.

Family notes:

·         9/10/1406, Inquisition[in London] … touching dues withheld from the Exchequer. … by oath of Hugh Ryebrede, …, John Beaumond, … (S) Letter Books of London, 1909.

Children of Philip and Julian:

i. Elizabeth Malpas (475377), born ~1435 in England.

ii. Philippa Malpas, born ? in England.

Philippa married Sir Ralph Jocelyn.

1464-5, 1476-7, Ralph, Mayor of London.

Bef. 1469, Philippa died.


Lord John Bourchier & Marjorie Berners

950716. Lord John Bourchier & 950717. Marjorie Berners            

10/24/1409, Majorie born in England, d/o 1901434. Sir Richard Berners & 1901435. Philippe Dalyngridge.

1413, Majorie heir to her father’s estates, except those of dower to her mother.

~1415, John Bougchier born in Essex, England, s/o 1901432. Sir William Bouchier & 1901433. Anne of Woodstock.

[––Majorie & John Feriby––]

Majorie 1st married to John Feriby, Esq. [No children.]

10/2/1420, Majorie, wife of John Feriby, heir to her mother. (S) IPM of Philippa widow of Thomas Leukenore, Knight.

5/22/1422, To the escheator in Suffolk. Order to … meddle no further with a third part of the manor of Berners in Ikelyngham, …; as it is found by inquisition, …, that Philippa who was wife of Thomas Leukenore knight at her death held that part for life in dower, by endowment of Richard Berners sometime her husband, of the heritage of Margery their daughter and heir and wife of John Feryby. (S) CCRs.

8/31/1422, Henry VI (an infant) succeeded Henry V as King of England.

12/13/1423, To John Halle escheator in Surrey. Order to give John Feriby and Margery his wife seisin of the manor, park, warren and advowson of 'Westhorsle'; … Philippa who was wife of Thomas Leukenore knight at her death held the premises for life …, made with licence of the king to Richard Berners late her husband and her and to the heirs of their bodies, … John Feriby, who has taken the said Margery to wife, has proved her age … (S) CCRs.

5/19/1426, John knighted by the Duke of Bedford.

1427-40, John and Margery were holding manor courts at Berwick Berners, Surrey.

12/2/1430, ... the king granted to John Feriby and Margaret his wife a licence that they could give the Prior and convent of the Charterhouse outside London some land in Islington with a spring in it. (S) UKNA.

1432-33, Indenture of Fine between John Corve, ..., querents, and John Feriby, esquire, and Margery his wife, deforciants, of the manor of West Horslegh, ...: Surrey. (S) UKNA.

1436-39, John Feriby, Comptroller of the Household of King Henry VI, died. (S) UKNA. [No definitive contemporary records found beyond this date.]

[––Majorie & John Bourchier––]

John married Majorie.

4/11/1451, “Indenture, marriage settlement. 1) John Bourgchier, kt. 2) John Say esqs. Laurence Cheyne esqs. Humfrey, s. of (1) to espouse Eliz., d. of Frederyk Tylney, esq., "that is to God passed", she being ward of J.S., before next All Saints. … If Humfrey die before Eliz. 14 yrs., she is to marry next son, or in default to be returned unmarried with any property. …” (S) UKNA.

10/27/1451, Feoffment 1) William Aubrey and Isabel his wife 2) Sir John Bourgchier, .... All their lands ... in Artington, Compton, St Nicholas and Holy Trinity, Guildford, Puttenham and Godalming and elsewhere in the hundreds of Godalming and Woking. [Surrey] (S) UKNA.

5/22/1455, John fought at the 1st battle of St. Albans on the side of King Henry VI.

5/26/1455, John created 1st Lord Berners by writ.

7/12/1455, Feoffment 1) Richard Strode 2) Sir John Bourgchier, Lord Berners, .... All his lands in the parishes of Chiddingfold and St Nicholas, Guildford. (S) UKNA.

Bef. 4/23/1459, John made a Knight of the Garter

6/20/1459, Feoffment 1) Sir John Burgchiers [Bourgchier], Lord Berners, ... [Surrey] (S) UKNA.

6/11/1460, If any man aide or comfort those attained … ‘Richard late duke of York, Edward late erle of March, Richard late erle of Warrewyk, Richard late erle of Salisbury, Edmond late erle of Rutlond, …, Thomas Haryngton, …, James Pykeryng, John Conyers, Thomas Parre knyghts, John Bourghchier squyer neveu of the seid duke,… upon payn of forfaiture of his goodes and his body to prison.’ (S) CCRs.

10/2/1460, Thomas [Bouchier], archbishop of Canterbury, ... to John Bourgchier, lord Berners, and Margery his wife, Manors of East Lee, ...; Bernemerssh and Polemersshe (Essex); Seend [in Melksham]: Essex, Wilts. (S) UKNA.

3/14/1461, Edward [earl of March] proclaimed himself King Edward IV as the rightful heir.

3/29/1461, John at the battle of Towton in Yorkshire, a Yorkist victory, fighting for King Edward. This battle was the largest and bloodiest fought on British soil. As many as 28,000 died at the battle between Towton and Saxton in Yorkshire. Yorkist forces, with a wind at their back in a blinding snow storm giving their archers and spearmen a significant advantage. [King Henry and Queen Margaret fled to Scotland.]

1461, Letter from W. Paston to John Paston soon after the Battle of Towton. “... Lady of York [King Edward’s mother] hath by a letter ... of our sovereign lord King Edward ... was seen and read by me, William Paston. First, our sovereign lord hath won the field; ... received into York ... grace by Lord Montagu and Lord Berners, which before coming into the said city, desired him of grace for the said city ... (S) Original Letters, Fenn, 1840, P127.

1461-74, John, Constable of Windsor castle [Berkshire].

1467, Margaret, Lady Berners, governess of Elizabeth and Mary, daughters of Queen Elizabeth [Woodville], wife of Edward IV. (S) The Wars of the Roses, Weir, 1995, P342.

12/21/1467, Feoffment 1) Sir John Bourgchier, lord of Berners, ... All the lands and rents ..., which they had from William and Isabel Aubrey. [See 10/27/1451] (S) UKNA.

1/17/1470, Feoffment; 1. Jn Bourgchier miles dominus de Berners, Thos Basset arm., ... [Surrey]. (S) UKNA.

10/3/1470, Henry VI regained the throne of England. [Earl of Warwick & Duke of Clarance effectively ruling.]

12/10/1470, John and Margerie named in the will of their daughter Jane.

5/11/1471, Edward IV regained the crown after the Battle of Tewkesbury.

3/21/1473, John wrote his will: “Will of Sir John Bourgchier or Lord Berners”. (S) UKNA. [Proved 6/21/1474.]

1473, Plaintiffs: George Neville, archbishop of York ... Bill to compel the defendant, ... the manor of Hinton Pipard in Wiltshire, to release the manor .... Also mentions Alice Thorp, John Bourgchier, Lord Berners, ... (S) UKNA.

5/1474, John, died; buried at Chertsey Abbey, Surrey.

12/18/1475, Margery died.

1475-76, IPM of Berners, Margery [Berners], who was the wife of John Bourgchier, kt, Lord Surrey, Middx, Herts, Suff, Essex, Wilts. (S) UKNA.

(S) Letters of Queen Margaret of Anjou, Monro, 1863, P122.

Children of John and Marjorie:

i. Humphrey Bourchier (475358), born ~1440 in England.

ii. Elizabeth Bourchier, born ? in England.

Elizabeth married Robert de Welles, 8th Lord Willoughby de Eresby.

3/19/1469, Robert died.

1470, Elizabeth died.

iii. Jane Bourchier, born ? in England.

Jane married Sir Henry Neville, s/o Sir George Nevill, 1st Lord Latymer, 8th s/o Ralph Nevill, 1st Earl of Westmorland & Joane de Beaufort.

7/14/1469, Henry slain at the Battle of Edgcote Moor.

10/2/1470, Dame Jane Neville, widow, wrote her will: “I desire to be buried in the Chapel of our Lady, within the College of Warwick, where the body of Sir Henry Neville, Kt., late my husband, lieth buried. ... I give to my good and gracious lady and moder, a ring of gold with a great diamond. ... to my brother Sir Humphrey Bourgchier, Kt., a ring of gold with a floure de lis of rubies. ... to my brother Sir Thomas Bourgchier, and once of gold made like a trinke, with a diamond, two rubies and two perles. ... to Dame Elizabeth, Lady Wells, my sister, a floure of gold with a ruby and two half pearls ... To my son [Richard] Lord Latymer, my wedding ring. ... executors – Sir John Bourgchier, Kt., Lord Berners, my fader ; Dame Margerie, his wife, my moder; ... to Thomas Neville, my son, my great primer.” (S) Warwick Castles and its Earls, 1903, P833. [Proved 10/16/1470.]


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