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Sunday, May 16, 2010

Lord Thomas de Bratton Esq. & Joan de Sydenham

311886. Lord Thomas de Bratton Esq. & 311887. Joan de Sydenham    

~1375, Joan born in Somerset, England, d/o 623774. Richard de Sydenham & 623775. Joan Wyvelescombe.

2/1/1378, Thomas Bratton born in Somerset, England, s/o 623772. Peter de Bratton & 623773. Alice ?.

9/29/1383, Thomas’ father died.

6/17/1392, Grant to the king’s esquire, John Aucher, of the custody of the body of Thomas, son and heir of Peter Bratton, … tenements in Bratton, Bitelescombe [18 in Somerset] … and in Dupeford, co. Devon, to the value of £20 a year, the heir being of the age of 12 years … (S) CPRs.

4/18/1393, Will of Henry Wyvelescombe … to be buried … Bristol … Clarice my wife … to Master Simon Sydenham and his sister Joan Sydenham, … To Henry Sydenham my silver seal and chain … Henry son of Richard Sydenham and his lawful heirs the tenement inhabited by testator … If the said Henry should die s.p., remainder to his brother Simon Sydenham, and in default of issue, to their sister Joan and her heirs. … and Henry Sydenham, Executors. (S) Abstracts of Wills, Council House of Bristol, Wadeley, 1886, P36.

6/20/1398, Thomas Bratton, son of Peter de Bratton: Somerset (proof of age). Writ to the escheator to take proof of the age of the said Thomas, parcel of whose lands are in the hands of Nicholas Lond during his minority. Somerset: The jurors say that the said Thomas is aged 21 years and more and was born at Bratton and baptized in the church of Mynhede, 1 February, 1 Richard II. … Peter de Bratton asked Adam vicar of the said church to write the day and year of the birth in the missal there, which writing was done in their presence. …  Thomas Stratton, godfather of the said Thomas … (S) CIsPM.

6/16/1399, Writ of mandamus for IPM of Peter de Bratton. Devon: He held … Dupeford. The manor, … He died on Tuesday before Michaelmas, 7 Richard II. Thomas, aged 21 years on 1 February last, is his son and heir. Alice wife of the said Peter and William Walssh took the issues of the manor from the time of the said Peter’s death until 17 June, 15 Richard II, when the king by his letters patent committed the custody of the manor to John Auucher, his esquire, to hold during the minority of the heir. (S) CIsPM.

7/6/1399, To … escheator in Somerset. Order to give Thomas son and heir of Peter de Bratton seisin of his father's lands; as he has proved his age before the escheator, and the king has taken his fealty, and for 1 mark paid in the hanaper has respited his homage until Easter next. (S) CCRs.

9/30/1399, Henry IV succeeded Richard II as King of England.

1406-07, Thomas Bratton, esq. v. John Geffray, tailor, of Honycote.: Messuages and lands in Honycote: Somerset. (S) UKNA.

1/20/1414 at Hethefelde, James Durburgh of Somerset esquire to … Witnesses: Baldwin Maulet knight, Robert Hille of Spaxton, John Warre, Thomas Bratton, … (S) CCRs.

4/1416, Between Thomas Chaucers, Thomas Bratton, … deforciant; for the manors of … Somerset … (S) Pedes Finium, Somerset, 1906, P50.

1420-21, Simon Sydenham, cleric and Thomas Bratton, esq. querents; and Nicholas Coker … (S) Somerset Record Soc., V22, 1906, P58.

8/31/1422, Henry VI (an infant) succeeded Henry V as King of England.

6/14/1423, Grant, John Hamme son and heir of Henry Hamme to Richard Shearshille and John Paulyn All his messuages lands tenements rents and services in Yestholte and Yestluckum with rents and services in Yestbury in the parish of Carmeton Wtn: Edward Seyntjon, Thomas Bratton, … (S) UKNA.

By 1428, Thomas de Bratton died holding half a knight’s fee in Bratton, formerly held by John de Bratton.

(S) Hist. of the Hundred of Carhampton, Somerset, Savage, P628.

Family notes:

Children of Thomas and Joan:

i. Thomas de Bratton, born ? in England.

1450, Thomas Bratton, esq. … granted … (S) Hist. of the Part of West Somerset … V1, 1901, P328.

1460, Thomas died, his son John de Bratton succeeding.

ii. Joan Bratton (155943), born ~1398 in Somerset, England.

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