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Saturday, May 8, 2010

Bond 156262 & 156263

156262. Sir John Guildford & 156263. Alice Waller {Bond}

~1420, John born in England, s/o 312524. Edward Guildford & 312525. Julian de Pitlesden.

~1420, Alice born in England, d/o 312526. Richard Waller & 312527. Margaret Gulby.

John of Halden in Rolvenden, Kent. [2 other wives: Philippa Thornbury & Elizabeth Catesby.]

1454, John “to lead all men-at-arms in Kent to the sea-coast to repel invasion”.

1457-8, John Sheriff of Kent, “to report how many archers each hundred, city and borough can supply.”

6/1460, John a Yorkist supporter with the Earls of Warwick and Salisbury for future King Edward IV.

1/1461, John one of many ordered to raise forces to resist Queen Margaret’s Lancastrian army; and likely fought at the 2nd battle of St. Albans – a Lancastrian victory.

10/1461, John granted a pension of 40 marks by King Edward IV. [Soon forced to flee by the Lancastrians.]

By 3/5/1470, John knighted, the date of a Lancastrian pardon.

1471, John Guildford of Rolvenden alias of Dover, knt. received a Yorkist pardon, but lost his pension.

1/28/1471, John a commissioner for peace in Kent.

1473, John Sheriff of Kent.

7/16/1482, John on a commission to take 1,000 archers for the defence of Calais.

7/6/1483, John at the coronation of King Richard III.

10/1483, John and his son Richard leaders of the uprising in Kent in support of the Duke of Buckingham. (S) Shakespeare’s play Richard III. [John was a kinsman of the Woodvilles.]

John was captured [his son Richard escaped] and taken prisoner to Newgate.

1/23/1484, John attained at parliament [reversed 8/1485]. His friend, Walter Roberts of Cranbrook, that had concealed him prior to his capture was also attained. On Walter’s tomb: “victime of his loyal protection of his friend and neighbor Sir John Guildford in the reign of Richard III”.

3/1484, John released from prison.

John returned to favor when Henry Tudor [VII], with John’s son Richard now a knight in his retinue, returned to claim the crown. John became a member of the Privy Council.

9/17/1487, John on a a commission to deliver Maidstone Gaol.

Bef. 7/19/1493, John wrote his will: “… berying to be made not pomposely ...”. (S) Lollardy and the gentry in the later Middle Ages, Aston, P220.

(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P249.

Children of John and Alice:

i. Thomasine Guildford, born ? in England.
Thomasine married John Engham of Westacre.

ii. Julian Guildford, born ? in England.
Julian married William Warner of the Isle of Sheppey.

iii. Elizabeth Guildford (78131), born ~1445 in England.

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