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Sunday, May 16, 2010

G18: 237678

237678. Lord Thomas Fiennes & 237679. Anne Bourchier {Bond}

Decline of English Feudalism, 1215-1540

1460, Anne born in England, d/o 475358. Sir Humphrey Bourchier & 92347. Elizabeth Tilney.

Anne 1st married to Roger Copley. (S) UKNA, see 1501-04.

1469-70, Anne Boleyn, Roger Copley and Anne, his wife, … Elizabeth Hoo sued Thomas Echyngham … for the manor of Hokeley [Surrey.] (S) The Genealogist, V19, 1903, P158.

4/14/1471, Anne’s father died. [Her stepfather was wounded in the same battle.]

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

Aft. 2/22/1482, Thomas’ father died.

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

3/8/1485, Thomas, 8th Lord Dacre of the South as heir to his grandmother Joan.

1492, Thomas, given special livery of his inheritance, married Anne.

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

1494, Thomas made Knight of the Bath.

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.

1504-1515, Thomas Fenys, lord Dacre. v. Vincent Wylgar: Detention of deeds relating to the manor of Ewhurst.: Sussex. (S) UKNA.

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 (Charlekstone) and his manor of Covert in Yapton [Sussex]. (S) UKNA.

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.

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.

Anne wrote her will. (S) UKNA.

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.]

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 ~1490 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].
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 ~1495 in England.

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