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Sunday, May 16, 2010

Lord Thomas Fiennes & Lady Anne Bourchier

237678. Lord Thomas Fiennes & 237679. Lady Anne Bourchier

1470, Anne born in England, d/o 475358. Sir Humphrey Bourchier & 92347. Elizabeth Tilney.

4/14/1471, Anne’s father died at the Battle of Barnet. [Thomas, earl of Surrey, her soon-to-be stepfather, was wounded in the same battle.]

1471, Thomas Fenys born in England, s/o 475356. John Fiennes & 475357. Alice Fitzhugh.

2/28/1472, Anne given £100 in the first will of her mother. (S) Testamenta Vetusta, Nicolas, 1826, P483.

5/8/1472, Anne named in her mother’s 2nd will after Elizabeth’s marriage to Duke Thomas Howard.

Aft. 2/22/1482, Thomas’ father died. Thomas, earl of Surrey [Anne’s stepfather], appointed guardian of the lands of Sir Thomas Fenys lord Dacre in his minority. (S) L&P, F&D, Henry VIII, V1, 1920, 1510 Pardon Roll, Part 3.

6/26/1483, Richard III succeeded Edward V as King of England. [Usurping never-crowned 12-year-old Edward V.]

11/25/1483, Thomas heir to his grandfather Richard Fenys; his father already deceased.

2/13/1485, IPM of Richard Fenys, knight, Lord Dacre. He was seised of the under-mentioned manor and lands &c., and died 25 November, 1 Richard III. Thomas Fenys, aged 14 years and more, is his kinsman and heir, to wit, son of John Fenys, knight, his son. Kent: Manor or lordship of Codeham, with all the lands &c. pertaining thereto, worth 20 marks, held of the king in chief by knight-service. (S) CIsPM.

3/8/1485, Thomas, 8th Lord Dacre of the South as heir to his grandmother Joan. (S) 10/23/1486, IPM of Joan, late the wife of Richard Fenys de Dacre, Knt. [Thomas age 16 and more.]

8/22/1485, Henry VII succeeded Richard III as King of England.

 [––Thomas & Anne––]

1492, Thomas, given special livery of his inheritance, married Anne. (S) Delineations of Fonthill and its Abbey, Rutter, 1823, P117.

1492, Thomas admitted to Gray’s Inn, the 1st nobleman on the roll.

9/20/1493, The following are summoned to receive the honour of knighthood on All Saints next when the king will create his second son Henry a companion of the Bath and duke of York: …, Thomas Fenys lord Dacre, … (S) CCRs.

1495, Thomas summoned to parliament. (S) Select Cases in the Court Requests, 1898, P-CXIV.    

9/1496, Thomas supported the repression of Perkin Warbeck’s insurrection from Scotland. Warbeck was a Fleming claiming the English throne.

4/4/1497, Anne’s mother died.

6/17/1497, Thomas supported the repression of the Cornish rebellion at the battle of Blackheath [aka battle of Deptford Bridge], southeast of London. Ill-armed Cornish men from Devon and Somerset were commanded by James Touchet, Lord Audeley of Heleigh. The small army chanced upon King Henry VII’s 10,000 men organized for an invasion of Scotland under Lord Daubeney. About 200 of the Cornish men were killed.

1501-04, Thomas Fenys, knight, Anne, his wife, and Richard, son and heir of Roger Copley. v. William Fayrefax: The manors of Rowghey, Warnham, and Hurst, enfeoffed by Guy Fayrefax, knight, … to the use of Thomas Hoo and Alice, his wife, with remainder to Roger Copley and Anne, then his wife.: Sussex. (S) UKNA.

1/17/1505, IPM of John Grey, Viscount Lysle. He took to wife Meriella, daughter of Thomas, earl of Surrey, treasurer of England; and after the marriage he enfeoffed the said earl, Thomas Howard, John Bourghchier, knight, lord Barners, Thomas Fenys, knight, lord Dacre, …, of the manor of Kyngeston Lysle, Berks. … (S) CIsPM.

10/18/1505, Ralph Belyngham to Thomas Fenys, kt, Edward Sudely and others of all his lands and tenements in West Firle called Mested and Charleston and his manor of Covert in Yapton [Sussex]. (S) UKNA.

1/28/1506, Thomas Fenys knight lord Dacre, to William Capell knight, …. Indenture of sale for £420 of Burgh Seynt Margaretes manor with lands … co. Norfolk; …, Thomas and Anne his wife and William Fenys his uncle … (S) CCRs.

2/3/1506, William Capell', knight, … querents, and Thomas Fenys, knight, lord de Dacre, and Anne, his wife, deforciants. The manor of Burgh' of St Margaret … [Norfolk] … William and John have given them 600 pounds sterling. (S) Feet of Fines, Norfolk.

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

12/16/1509, Indenture between Thomas Ffenys, Knight, Sheryff of Surrey and Sussex, and John Goodefeld of London making John the keeper of the King’s gaol of Guldeford. (S) Surrey Archaeological Collections, V15, 1900.

11/10/1510, Pardon Roll. … Thomas Howard, k., earl of Surrey, John Bourchier, k., lord Barners, Thomas Fenys, k., lord Dacre, … (S) L&P, F&D, Henry VIII, V1, 1920.

11/28/1511, Writ of summons to parliament: …  Thomas Fenys of Dacre … (S) CCRs.

1518-29, Edward Colepeper, esquire, and Nicholas Haryson, clerk, administrators of the goods of Alice, late the wife of John Fenys, knight. v. Thomas Fenys, Lord Dacre `of the South,' son and heir of the said Sir John.: Money secured to the said Alice on the manors of Herstmonceux and Buckholt, in the parishes of Herstmonceux, Wartling, Pevensey, Hailsham, and Bexhill, defendant having renounced execution of her will to avoid payment of her debts.: Sussex. (S) UKNA.

1/20/1523, Receipt for £20 15s 0d: Robert Stanacre of Winchelsea to Thomas Fenys, kt, Lord Dacre in full payment of £106 due for houses and lands called Knights and Doleham in Westfield and Winchelsea lately bought by TF from RS. [Sussex] (S) UKNA.

9/24/1523, Thomas with the Earl of Surrey [Thomas Howard] captured Fernihirst castle in Scotland.

3/13/1527, Confirmation of a grant from John Comber of Pevensey to Thomas Fenys Lnt Lord Dacre, … [Sussex]. (S) UKNA.

10/26/1528, Thomas’ eldest son and heir died.

‘Lady Anne Dacre’ wrote her will. (S) UKNA. [Partial with no persons named.]

9/29/1530, Anne, “Ladie Anne Dakers of the Southe” celebrated by the poet John Skelton, died.

2/2/1531, George Jenour to … 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, in trust for himself and his will. (S) UKNA.

9/1/1531, “Will of Sir Thomas Fenys Lord Dacre of Horstmonceaux, Sussex.” (S) UKNA. [Proved 5/18/1534.] ‘… profits of certain manors and lands in cos. Suffolk and Sussex to the performance of his testament, and appointed the rest of his manors and lands to be taken by his exors. till Thomas Fenys his cousin [grandson] and heir come of age. He also devised all manors, including Frome Quintyn, in England (except certain lands in cos. Essex, Sussex and Norfolk given to his younger sons) to Thomas Fenys his cousin and heir and his male heirs, remainder to John Fenys, the devisor's s., remainder to Thomas his youngest s., remainder to Thomas the cousin and heir, remainder to Anne Fenys, d. of Sir Thomas, his eldest s., remainder to the said John, remainder to Thomas the youngest s., remainder to Henry Norrys, s. of Mary, the devisor's d., remainder to Mary Norrys, sister of Henry, remainder to Gyles Fenys his cousin, remainder to the heirs of Sir Thomas Fenys, the devisor's uncle …’. (S) UKNA, DAN/1126/fo. 134r-135v.

9/9/1533, Thomas, knight of York, died, leaving as his heir his grandson Thomas, age 18. Thomas had estates in 13 counties, worth an estimated £1000 annually, with 40% of revenues from Sussex. (S) IPM, 1534-35, UKNA.

(S) UKNA, East Susses Record Office, The Danny Archives. (S) The decline of English feudalism, 1215-1540, Bean, P275.

Family notes:

·         Anne Bourchier was half-aunt to Queen Anne Boleyn, and half-aunt to Queen consort Catherine Howard.

·         Anne, her mother, and 2 half sisters are commemorated in John Skelton’s poem “Garlande of Laurrell”.

Children of Thomas and Anne:

i. Sir Thomas Fiennes, born ~1493 in England.

Thomas married Joan Sutton, d/o Edward, 2nd Lord Dudley.

10/26/1528, Thomas died [before his father – his son Thomas the 9th Lord Dacre of the South].

Children: Sir Thomas Fiennes, born 1515 in England. 1536, Thomas was one of the jurors in the trial of Anne Boleyn. 4/30/1541, Thomas was involved in a poaching incident in which a servant of the owner died; and which resulted in a famous trial. 6/29/1541, Thomas was executed at Tyburn.

ii. Mary Fiennes (118839), born ~1497 in Sussex, England.


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