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Monday, May 17, 2010

Sir William de Thorp & Margaret Horner

312424. Sir William de Thorp & 312425. Margaret Horner   

~1305, William born in Marfleet, Yorkshire, England, s/o 624848. Stephen de Thorp.

By 1313, William’s father died, his mother surviving.

~1315, Margaret born in England.

1326, William de Landeford of Flintham, … William son of Stephen de thorp, and Simon de Sibethorp to grant a messuage, land, and rent in Stoke …

William knighted.

1329, John de Colwick and his wife Joane sued John, son of Geoffrey de Staunton, for service extracted by Sir William do Thorpe, from a tenant at Stoke by Newark. (S) Hist. of Colwick, Cook, 1970.

[––William & Margaret––]

William married Margaret.

1329-30, William de Thorp, knt., and Margaret his wife and Hugh de Goushull parson of the church of Radcliffe on Trent, a farthing of rent and a rent of 4 hens and 6 geese in Stoke, Eylestone, Newark & Northgate … remainder to Herbert his Brother … (S) The antiquities of Nottinghamshire, V1, Throsby, 1790, P351.

1333-34, Thomas Snawe of Newark, chaplain, and Isabel Lawrence of Stoke, to grant land in Stoke to the master and brethren of the hospital of St. Leonard … William son of Stephen de Thorp, and Simon de Sibethorp to grant a messuage, land, and rent in Stoke to the same, retaining messuages and land there. Notts. (S) UKNA.

1341-2, .. messuages, lands, mill, and rent in Great and Little Harrowden, which together with the manor of Finedon were in 1339–40 granted to the same parson and to William de Thorp by Robert Everard of Lubenham, chaplain, and William de la Bruere of Finedon … (S) Parishes: Great Harrowden, A Hist. of the County of Northampton: V4, 1937, pp. 178-185.

3/1342, IPM of William de Roos of Hamelak. York: … Merflete. A carucate and a half of land held by William de Thorp, knight, by knight’s service … (S) CCRs.

1342, Pope Clement VI issued a mandate to the Archbishop of York to cause Margaret de Thorpe alias Horner, to be received as sister in the Poor Hospital of Northallerton. (S) Hospitals: Lowcross - Pontefract, A Hist. of the County of York: V3, 1974, pp. 314-321. [Source of Margaret’s maiden name.]

1347, John le Venour of Stoke by Newark, … William son of Stephen de Thorpe, … to grant land in Stoke and Holme to the master and brethren of the hospital of St. Leonard at Stoke. Notts. (S) UKNA.

11/13/1347, Margaret made her will: I Margaret de Thorp, wife of Sir William de Thorp knight, ... my body to be buried in the church of Thorpe near Newark [Notts.] and the necessities for my burial … refers to her psalter … (S) Women of English nobility and gentry, 1066-1500, Ward, 1995, P222.

Bef. 7/27/1348, Margaret died. (S) Will proved.


1348, … William son of William son of Stephen de Thorp, … to grant land in Stoke and Holme to the master and brethren of the hospital of St. Leonard at Stoke.

4/25/1350, License for the alienation in mortain by William de Thorp juxta Newark, knight, … land in Thorp by Newerk, co. Nottingham, and 84 acres of meadow in Merflet, within the liberty of Hodernesse, co. York, to a chaplain to celebrate divine service daily at the altar of the Holy Trinity, in the church of St Laurence, Thorp by Newerk, for the good estate of the said William, for his soul when he is dead, and for the soul of his late wife Margaret. (S) CPRs, V23, P503.

1350-51, William de Thorp juxta Newerk, knight, to grant land in Marfleet to a chaplain at the altar of the Holy Trinity in the church of St. Lawrence in Thorpe by Newark (Notts.), retaining a messuage and land in Marfleet. (S) UKNA.

10/18/1350, Grant, Wm. De Thorp next Newerk, kt. to Sir John de Fenton, chaplain … meadow in Mereflete, Holderness … for souls of late wife Margaret, their children and others … (S) UKNA.

11/23/1350, To William de Wircestre, one of the sheriffs of London. Order to deliver 4 horses, which belonged to William de Thorp, knight, taken into the king’s hands. (S) CCRs.

By 7/2/1351, William died. William was buried with his wife in the church on the family estate: “Hic jacet Dom. Willelmus de Thorpe, miles, & Domina Margareta uxor sua …”

Family notes:

·         This William does not appear to be the Dom. William de Thorp, a judge, committed to the Tower in 1350. This William was the son of Lord Robert de Thorp, associated with Milton. William, the judge, outlived this William.

·         There is also a William de Thorp associated with Lincolnshire.

Children of William and Margaret:

i. William de Thorpe, born ? in England.

ii. Adam de Thorpe (156212), born ~1330 in England.

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