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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Bell 184698 & 184699

184698. Sir Christopher Moresby & 184699. Elizabeth Parr {Bell}

Bef. 1442, Christopher born in England, s/o 369396. Sir Christopher Moresby & 369397. Margaret de Tilliol.

Elizabeth born in England, d/o 369398. Sir Thomas Parr & 369399. Alice Tunstall.

5/22/1455, Christopher fought with the Yorkists at the 1st battle of St. Albans, considered the 1st battle of the War of the Roses against an army of King Henry VI.

8/22/1485, Sir Christopher fought with the Yorkists at the battle of Bosworth.

12/29/1485, ‘Grant during pleasure, to Sir Christopher Moresby, knt., (“for asmoche as we, trusting in the wisdom, trouth, and sadnesse of oure trusty and welbeloved, &c.”), of the offices of steward of the lordship of Penreth, co. Cumb., and of the forest of Inglewode.’ (S) Materials for a History of the Reign of Henry VIII, Campbell, 1873, P224.

4/30/1486, Sir Christopher Steward of Penrith, Gameslby and Queenshames. (S) The King’s Council in the North, Reid, 1921, P72.

9/20/1487, “Recites 3 sets of ordinances relating to … Carlisle … Witnesses: Richard Fox Bishop of Exestre, Keeper of the King’s Privy Seal; Thomas Lord Dacre, Lieutenant of the Westmerchis …; Thomas Prior of Carlisle; Sir Richard Edgecombe Kt., Controller of the King’s Household; Sir Richard Salkelde, Kt., Constable of Carlisle Castle; Sir Christopher Moresby Kt.; Sir John Musgrave Kt.; Thomas Beachamp Esq. Sheriff of Cumberland; William Lancastre Esq.”. (S) UKNA.

Sir Christopher Sheriff of Cumberland under King Henry VII.

1490’s, “… riottes and insurrections' provoked by disagreements between Lord Dacre and Sir Christopher Moresby forced the king's council to intervene, because the kinges strength in the counte of Cumberland dependith in effect oonly betwixt thaym …”.

7/25/1499, Christopher, the last male heir, died. (S) Images of Cumbria.

1504-1508, Elizabeth, executrix and late the wife of Christopher Moresby, knight, and Humphrey Coningsby and Anne, his wife, daughter and heir of the said Christopher. v. Thomas Dacre, lord Dacre, Christopher, his brother, Mabel, lady Dacre, their mother, John Ratcliffe, and Robert Lamplewe, of Devyngley, and Isabel, his wife, late the wife of Thomas Ratcliff, esquire.: Bond given on behalf of Thomas Ratcliffe, grandfather of the said John, whose executors the said Christopher Dacre and Isabel are.: [Cumberland] (S) UKNA.

4/15/1513, Elizabeth died.

(S) The Hist. and Antiquities of the Counties of Westmorland and Cumberland, Nicolason, 1777, P263. (S) Visitation of Yorkshire, Fowler, 1881, P250. (S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P643.

Child of Christopher and Elizabeth:

i. Anne Moresby (92349), born ~1465 in England. [Heir]

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