~1385, Edward Guldeford born in Kent England, s/o 625048. William Guildford & 625049. Joan Halden.
~1390, Julian born in Kent, England, heiress & d/o §§Stephen Pitlesden of Pillesden, Kent. (S) Hist. and Topo. of Kent, V7, 1798, Town and Parish of Tenterden.
By 1394, Edward’s father died.
10/1421 at Stoke, Nicholas Carreu of Bedyngton co. Surrey esquire to … manors of Maythamme and Malmaynes co. Kent … Witnesses: Edward Guldeforde, … (S) CCRs.
8/31/1422, Henry VI (an infant) succeeded Henry V as King of England.
1/24/1426, Commitment to the office of escheatry in the counties of Kent and Middlesex, Edward Guldeford. (S) CFRs.
1426, Edward Guldeford, MP for Kent at Leicester. (S) Hist. and Topo. of Kent, V1, 1797, Members of Parliament.
5/27/1426, Order to Edward Gyldeford, escheator in the county of Middlesex [and Kent]; pursuant to an inquisition made by him showing that one Roger Lestraunge, late lord de Knokyn, … (S) CFRs.
3/5/1429, Edward Gyldeforde of Kent esquire to Walter Hungerforde knight, William Darell, Thomas Broun and John Fortescu … Quitclaim indented of the manor of Eyghthorn co. Kent except the advowson of a mediety of the church, to present at every other turn. (S) CCRs.
4/7/1429, Deed of Gift from Joan Bederenden, formerly wife of John Bederenden, lord of the Manor of Downe Court, deceased, to Prince Henry, Sir Richard Waller, Sir Thomas Langton and Richard Cotton of "Hospitio", of the Manor of Downe, Kent, which was given to her by Edward Gyldeford and John Bamburgh, for the term of her life and one year following, … to revert to Anne her daughter and Anne's husband Thomas Putter, with the names of seven witnesses, dated at Downe.
1431, Edward, High Sheriff of Kent.
5/24/1432, From: Henry VI, king of England To: [Edward Gyldeford'], sheriff of Kent … the sheriff is to repossess the tenement and the goods … Edward had commanded William Rose and Willliam Osbarn, bailiffs of the liberty of the city of Canterbury, to return the writ, because he had no authority within their liberty. (S) UKNA.
1432-43, Plaintiffs: Edward Gyldeford, esq. Subject: Lands, etc in Tenterden, Benenden, Biddenden (Bedynden), and Cranbrook (Cranebroke). Kent. (S) UKNA.
6/5/1433, Edmund de Passele esquire, son of Robert son of Robert son of Robert son of Edmund de Passele, to Thomas Gosebourne … all of Apoldre co. Kent. … Witnesses: Edward Guldeforde … (S) CCRs.
6/24/1434, Edward Gyldeford on a commission of inquiry concerning the manor of Maplehurst. (S) CIsMisc, V8, 2003, P36.
1440, “I..appele the seid John Seintcler..and Richard Croft..of þat thei falsly and tretoursly..Imagyned and conspiryd the dethe of our seid soverain lorde the kynge and..Also..þat thei..falsly and felonysly conspirid how..thei myghte sle..Edward Gyldeford..Sherreve of Kent.” (S) "A Kent Approver of 1440," Bull. IHR 36 (1963). [Entry in a Middle English Dictionary.]
11/15/1443, The next general assizes holden in Kent. Edward Gyldeforde shall not prosecute before the justices of assize a writ of novel disseisin by him arraigned against Margery Brenchesle, … concerning his freehold in Benynden, or do aught else whereby they may be damaged or aggrieved. (S) CCRs. [For £100 bond.]
1435, Edward Guldeford, MP for Kent at Leicester. (S) Hist. and Topo. of Kent, V1, 1797, Members of Parliament.
1436-43, Edward of Halden, Justice of the Peace for Kent. (S) Southern Hist. Assoc., Hicks, 2006.
11/3/1438, Commitment of the county of Kent and castle of Canterbury to Edward Guldeford so that he answer at the Exchequer as sheriff and keeper. (S) CFRs.
3/1439, Edward Guldeford of Halden, in Rolvenden, Sheriff of Kent. (S) Hist. and Topo. of Kent, V1, 1797, Sheriffs.
1440, John Scintcler and Thomas Wolf falsely and feloniously conspired to destroy Edward Gyldeford, part time being Sheriff of Kent. (S) Middle English Dictionary, Parts 3-4, Kurath, 1999, P201.
[In 1442 there are many “Quitclaim” records of widows and others to Edward.]
3/26/1442, Quitclaim of lands in Benenden, Kent, by John Hobard of Rolvenden, Kent to Edward Gyldeforde (Guildford) which he held with Robert Reynolds by the enfeoffment of Stephen Everinden. Dated at Benenden. (S) UKNA.
4/7/1442, Quitclaim by Thomas Henxden of Appledore, Kent, to Edward Gyldeforde (Guildford) of lands in Benenden, Kent. Dated at Benenden, seal of Thomas. (S) UKNA.
7/18/1442, Quitclaim by Richard Astyn of Benenden, Kent, to Edward Gyldeford (Guildford), esquire, of Rolvenden, Kent of two acres of land called 'Furnyng alias Tweyakrys' upon the dene of 'Everynden' in Benenden. (S) UKNA, WARD 2/47/172/52.
7/10/1442, Quitclaim by Juliana, widow of Stephen Poteland of Icklesham (Icclysham), Sussex, to Edward Gyldeford (Guildford) of all her lands upon the dene of 'Everynden' in Benenden, Kent, which were held by Robert Everynden, her father. Seal of Juliana. (S) UKNA.
4/4/1444, Edward Guldeford, esq., founded the church at Rolvenden. (S) Hist. and Topo. of Kent, V7, 1798, Rolvenden.
1/27/1446, Morgan Meridith and Joan have acknowledged the manor and land to be the right of John Herne, as those which the same John, Edward Gyldford, John Bamburgh, John Dygge and John Septvans have of their gift, and have remised and quitclaimed them from themselves and the heirs of Joan to Edward Gyldford, John Bamburgh', John Dygge, John Septvans and John Herne and the heirs of John Herne for ever. (S) Feet of Fines, CP 25/1/115/319, No. 635.
10/16/1448, Edward wrote his will.
1449, Edward Guldeford, esq., died in Halden manor, Rolvenden, Kent.
9/21/1449, Edward’s will probated.
· Edward provided funds toward the construction of Canterbury cathedral.
· There are multiple other land acquisitions of 1442 by Edward that are not listed.
· Edward Guildford had 2 wives, both named Julian. [1st is the mother of his children.]
· Julian possibly d/o Thomas Pitlesden of Tenterden, Kent.
Children of Edward and Julian:
i. Anne Guildford, born ? in England.
Anne married William Darrell.
1/5/1485, Anne died.
Children: Sir John Darrell, born ?. He married Anne Isaac.
ii. John Guildford (156262), born ~1415 in England.