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Thursday, May 20, 2010

Lord John Mervyn Esq. & Joan Hungerford

475272. Lord John Mervyn Esq. & 475273. Joan Hungerford 

~1425, John born in Wiltshire, England, s/o §§Ralph Mervyn & Agnes Parre.

~1428, Joan born in Wiltshire, England, d/o 950546. Robert Hungerford & 950547. Margaret de Botreaux.

[––John & Joan––]

John married Joan.

3/7/1459, Robert Hungerford, knight, ... enfeoffed John Baunton, knight, ... John Mervyn, esquire, ... (S) CisMics, GBPRO, 2003, P192.

10/16/1460, Robert Hungerford, knight, ... enfeoffed ... John Mompesson, ... Thomas Tropenell, John Mervyn, ... (S) CisMics, GBPRO, 2003, P192.

6/28/1461, Edward IV succeeded Henry VI as King of England.

5/1462, Margaret Hungerford, daughter of William lord Botreaux knight, … Witnesses: Thomas Saymour knight, … John Mervyn. (S) CCRs. [Many records of John and Margaret. John a feoffee of Margaret.]

10/2/1463, John Mervyn of Heytresbury co. Wiltshire, to George bishop of Exeter, Richard earl of Warwick and Salisbury, …, Walter Mervyn son of the said John …. Gift of all his goods and chattels in Heytresbury and elsewhere in England. (S) CCRs.

1464, “Quitclaim, by Dame Margaret Hungerford, of her title to all the property in Heytesbury held by John Mervyn out of the gifts of her father and husband, for his good service to her husband and herself, including a tenement called Warres and a field called the South Pound, and a field in West Codford called North Mead, and a rent of 10s. from Mount's Mill in Sutton Veny.” (S) UKNA.

2/1466, Morrow of Purification. Margaret Hungerford, widow, daughter and heir of William Lord Botreaux and Moleyns, …, and John Mervyn, esquire, pl.; … (S) Abstr. Feet of Fines, Wiltshire, Kirby, 1986.

1/8/1468, John Mompesson and John Mervyn, esquires, John Touke and George Rede, chaplain, pl.; Thomas Hungerford, knight and Anne his wife, def. The manor of Little Cheverell. (S) Abstr. Feet of Fines, Wiltshire, Kirby, 1986. [John Mompesson’s daughter married John Mervyn’s son.]

2/4/1469, Frediswide daughter of Robert Hungerford knight [brother of Joan], … to John Mervyn … Quitclaim of lands in the manor or demain of Hardenhuwys by Chippenham, co. Wilts. (S) CCRs.

10/3/1470, Henry VI regained the throne of England. [Earl of Warwick & Duke of Clarance effectively ruling.]

1/14/1471, John Cheyne and John Mervyn esquires, to Thomas Praye …  Demise of the manors of Chyverell Burnell and Chyverell Halys … (S) CCRs.

5/11/1471, Edward IV regained the crown after the Battle of Tewkesbury.

2/20/1472, King Edward IV, upon the petition of Margaret Lady Hungerford, widow of Robert Lord Hungerford, granted a licence to John Cheyne, Esq. and John Mervyn, Esq. to found an alms-house at Heytesbury, and that divine service should be celebrated there for the souls of the families of Hungerford and Botreaux, and also for the souls of John Cheyne and John Mervyn, when they should depart this life.

Bef. 1472, John bought Fountel and other lands from Margaret, Lady Hungerford.

1472, “Indented charter. Nich Halle Esq. to Wm. And Eliz. Coscombe of Marlborough … Witnesses, John Mervyn, Mayor ; …”. (S) Bradford-on-Avon, Jones, 1907, P247.

1/18/1473, John Mervyn esquire, to …, John Mompesson esquire, … Gift and confirmation with warranty of his manor of Fontell Gyfforde co. Wilts and the advowson … (S) CCRs.

3/1473, One month from Eas. John Tukhill, pl.; John Mervyn, esquire and Joan his wife, def. One messuage, 1 toft, 16 a. ofland and 5 a. meadow in Charlton. (S) Abstr. Feet of Fines, Wiltshire, Kirby, 1986.

3/1475, One month from Eas. John Hampton and John Staunton, pl.; John Mervyn, Joan his wife and Walter Mervyn and Margaret his wife, def. Manors of Fonthill Giffard and Farnell and the advowson of Fonthill Giffard. … To hold to John and Joan Mervyn during their lives … Successive remainders to Walter and Margaret Mervyn, their heirs male, and the right heirs of John Mervyn. Consideration £40. (S) Abstr. Feet of Fines, Wiltshire, Kirby, 1986.

3/1475, One month from Eas. John Compton and Marion his wife, pl.; John Mervyn, esquire, and Joan his wife, and Walter Mervyn and Margaret his wife, def. One mill called Mount Mill and 6 a. meadow in Sutton Veny (Great Sutton). … Cons. £40. (S) Abstr. Feet of Fines, Wiltshire, Kirby, 1986.

8/8/1476, “Margarete Lady Hungerford and Botreaux” wrote her will: “… John Mompesson, Thomas Tropenell, … and John Mervyn, … of my feoffees, … have, take, and resceyue, during the saide terme of x yere, th’issues, profites, and reuneous of all the p’mysses; …” ... within the Cathedral of Sarum ... daily celebration of divine service, for the souls of her famliy ; and ... “for the soul of this John Mervy, Esq. after this life”. [These persons mentioned many times in the will.] (S) Testamenta Vetusta, Nicolas, 1826, P312.

3/24/1478, Wm. Leversegge, esq., gave certain tenements, (specified), parcel of the manor of Frome, … to John Hampton, John Mervyn, Richard Erly, Walter Mervyn, and Robert South. (S) CIsPM.

1486, “Edward Hastynges, knight, … son and heir of Robert, lord Hungerford and Botreaux, and Margaret, his wife. v. Thomas Troppenell, John Mounpesson, John Mervyn, and John Touke, feoffees to uses.: …”. (S) UKNA.

1486-92, Plaintiffs: Sir Walter Hungerford, knight. … Subject: Examination of John Mervyn and Richard Mondy concerning the manors of Winterbourne Stoke, Upton Scudamore, Chippenham, Shuldon, and Biddestone. Dedimus potestatem. Wiltshire. (S) UKNA.

Bef. 11/20/1492, John wrote his will and died. (S) UKNA.

(S) The Gentleman’s Magazine, 1822, P318, Amorial Decorations at Fonthill Abbey. (S) Fasciculus Mervinensis, notes historical, genealogical …, Drake, 1873, P8. (S) Richard III and his Rivals, Hicks, 1991, P171.

Family notes:

·         Joan as “Hungerford”.  (S) “Joan Hungerford” is Mt. Coll. Arms, “Vincents Sussex, 121.” (S) See 2/20/1472. (S) See 8/8/1476.

·         Ralph Mervyn, s/o §§Richard Marvyne & §§Dorothy Squire, d/o §§Thomas Squire.

Child of John and Joan:

i. Walter Mervyn (237636), born ~1445 in England.

ii. Hugh Mervyn, born ? in England.

1493-1500, “Hugh, son of John Mervyn. v. Thomas Cowley, ex… in Rokeby, Westecote, Lilbourne, and Isham.: Warwick, Northants.” (S) UKNA.


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