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Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Master Henry Norreys Esq. & Mary Fiennes

118838. Master Henry Norreys Esq. & 118839. Mary Fiennes  

By 1487, Henry born in Berkshire, England, 2nd s/o 237676. Sir Edward Norreys & 237677. Frideswide Holland.

~1495, Mary born in Sussex, England, d/o 237678. Thomas Fiennes & 237679. Anne Bourchier.

Henry went to court as a youth and was eventually appointed Gentleman of the King’s Chamber. Henry became a friend of future Henry VIII.

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

1514, Mary appointed a maid of honor to Princess Mary Tudor and accompanied her to France for her marriage. [Her cousin, future Queen Anne Boleyn was also a maid.]

10/9/1514, Princess Mary married widower Louis XII. [Who had no living sons.]

1/1/1515, Queen Mary’s husband, Louis XII died. Mary remained in France and became a maid to Queen consort Claude, Louis XII’s eldest daughter.

6/8/1515, Henry, Keeper of the Park of Foliejon in Winkfield, Berkshire.

2/17/1518, Henry, weigher at the common beam at Southampton, then the great mart of the Italian merchants.

Henry 1st married Anne Lovell.

2/18/1519, For Henry Norreys, squire of the Body. Grant, in tail male, of the lordships of Stokebardolf, … and Carleton, Notts., with appurtenances …., with advowsons, fairs, markets, &c.; formerly belonging to William late viscount Beamount, and on his death reverting to the crown by attainder of Francis late lord Lovel. (S) L&Ps, F&D, Henry VIII, V3, 1867.

1520, Henry at the “Field of the Cloth of Gold” in France at the meeting between Henry VIII & Francois I of France.

[––Henry & Mary––]

~1521, Henry married Mary.

2/13/1523, Henry Norreys, squire for the Body. To be receiver and surveyor of the lordship of Ewelme, Oxf. (S) L&Ps, F&D, Henry VIII, V3, 1867.

4/26/1525, Henry Norreys. Annuity of 50 marks. (S) L&Ps, F&D, Henry VIII, V4, 1875.

10/1526, Henry succeeded as Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod. [Associated with parliament.]

1528, Henry survived the “sweating sickness”.

1528, Henry received a grant of £100 a year from the revenues of the See of Winchester and was soon promoted to be Groom of the Stole.

5/1/1529, A declaration for Master Henry Norrys of the receipt of 5,234 cr. and 4d. in silver, from the King. (S) L&Ps, F&D, Henry VIII, V4, 1875.

10/24/1529, Henry the the King's only attendant when the King went with Anne Boleyn and her mother to inspect Cardinal Wolsey's property.

Bef. 1530, Mary died.

9/1/1531, “Will of Sir Thomas Fenys Lord Dacre of Horstmonceaux, Sussex.” [Mary’s father] ‘…, remainder to John Fenys, the devisor's s., … remainder to Henry Norrys, s. of Mary, the devisor's d., remainder to Mary Norrys, sister of Henry, …’. (S) UKNA, DAN/1126/fo. 134r-135v.


2/2/1531, George Jenour to … Henry Norrys the elder, esq. … the manors of Herstmonceux, Buckholt [in Bexhill], Hurstpierpoint, Westmeston, Streat, Ewhurst and Berwick, in which they were lately all enfeoffed by Thomas Fenys, kt, Lord Dacre. (S) UKNA.

1531, Henry made Chamberlain of North Wales.

10/7/1532, Receipt by Henry Norrys, from the King, of a gold casket set with 8 diamonds of various kinds and 16 pearls. (S) L&Ps, F&D, Henry VIII, V5, 1880.

10/26/1533, Letter. Henry Norrys to Lord Lisle [Deputy of Calais]. I am commanded by the King to write to you that the King "heard speaking of your spaniel that Robert up Renoltes had, and so his Grace took the said spaniel from the said Robert, and said that he would be bold on you ; which spaniel he liketh well ; which shall not displease you, I know well.” I pray you be good lord to Mr. Garnyes, for you may appease this matter yourself, and I will not move the King until I hear from you. (S) L&Ps, F&D, Henry VIII, V6, 1882.

5/1/1534, Letter. Henry Norrys to Lord Lisle [Deputy of Calais]. ‘I thank you for the horse you sent me. The King gave John Cleget the room of an archer on horseback in Calais, when there was no such room vacant, and he was preferred to the room of a sewer. If any room of archer fall vacant, pray remember him.’ (S) L&Ps, F&D, Henry VIII, V7, 1883.

1534, Henry appointed Constable of Beaumaris Castle.

1535, Henry received various properties formerly owned by Sir Thomas Moore.

11/29/1535, Henry granted the Constableship of Wallingford Castle.

2/20/1536, Letter. Henry Norrys to Lord Lisle [Deputy of Calais]. I commend me to you and my lady. Pray help me to a couple of spaniels, white and red, and if there be none in Calais, send to France for them. (S) L&Ps, F&D, Henry VIII, V10, 1887.

5/1/1536, Henry took part in a tournament at Greenwich.

5/12/1536, On trial at Westminster, Henry implicated in the fall of Anne Boleyn. Henry was attained and convicted of adultery and treason.

5/17/1536, Henry was beheaded at the Tower; buried in the churchyard. “The Chardges of certayne Prisoners in the Tower. The Lady Anne Hungerford … Rys app Gryffyth … The Lord Dacres … The Bysshope of Rochest’ … Syr Thomas More … The Lady Anne, my lord of Rocheford, frat’ Weston, Mast’ Henry Norrys, … Thes persons before namyd had lands and guds suffycyent of ther owne.”

(S) A Gen. Hist. of the Dormant …, Burke, 1866, P171. (S) Dictionary of National Biography, P567.

Family notes:

·         At the time of Henry’s death, his gross annual income was £1327 15s 7d.

·         Queen Elizabeth I honored Henry’s memory, believing that he died “in a noble cause and in the justification of her mother’s innocence.”

Children of Henry and Mary:

i. Edward Norreys, born ? in England.

7/16/1514, Edward died: Here lyeth Edward Norrys late the seconde son of Henry Norrys Esquire and Mary Ffynes, his wife, daughter of Lord Dacres, which Henry was seconde son to Sir Edwarde Norrys, Knt., and of Dame Fuldwithe his wyfe, and Father to the Lord Lovell, which Edwarde was son and heyre to Sir William Norrys, Knight. The said Edwarde deceased at his Manor of Fyne-Perys the XVI day of July the yere of our Lord God M.CCCCCXIV, “ On whose soule Jesu, have mercy ”. (S) Ewelme – A Romantic Village Its Past and Present.

ii. Henry Norreys, born ? in England.

Henry, heir and Lord Norreys of Rycote.

iii. Mary Norris (59418), born ~1527 in England.

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