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Saturday, May 22, 2010

Lord John field Esq. & Agnes Foster

475334. Lord John field Esq. & 475335. Agnes Foster    

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

~1430, John Feld born in Herts., England, s/o 950668. John Feld & 950669. Elizabeth ?.

~1450, Agnes born in London, England, heir & d/o 950670. Stephen Foster & 950671. Agnes ?.

6/26/1450, War of the Roses. Richard, earl of Warwick, and Richard, duke of York, land at Sandwich and march on London. Seige is laid to the Tower, which surrenders to the Yorkists on July 19th.

By 1453, John’s mother died.

10/17/1453, John Felde the younger gave all lands, rents, services and woods in Maydeston, Shepey and Gelyngham which descended to him in 'gaweletkynd' according to the custom of Kent after the death of Elizabeth his mother … (S) CCRs.

5/22/1455, The War of the Roses began with the 1st Battle of St. Albans.

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

1465, John in possession of Standon, Herts. [His father still held properties in Kent and Essex.]

11/19/1467, John Grene of Essex 'gentilman,' … John Felde the younger of London squire … (S) CCRs.

By 1470, John moved to his father’s London properties. [His father had moved to estates outside of London due to illness.]

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

1471, Lancastrian, Thomas Neville, burns Southwark.

8/16/1474, John’s father died; John and his wife Agnes his executors.

2/1/1476, Feoffment. William Pery ... John Say, knight, Ralph Bawde, William Saye, John Butler, John Pultor, William Barle, John Feld, esquires, ... Tenement called the Sarsynhede ... Hertfordshire. (S) UKNA.

11/1476, William Caxton sets up the first printing press in England at Westminster.

1477, John Feld of Stonehouse in Standon, Herts., died [Likely in London]. (S) Topo&Gen, V1, 1846, P94.

1477, The Tabard of John Feld, Esq. had armorial balzonary, “gu. A fesse or, between three eagles displayed arg., guttées du sang.” A Tabard was the literal “coat of arms” worn by knights, ... but with sleeves. [Earliest known tabard was worn by John Fitzalan, earl of Arundel, died 1434.] (S) Heraldry Ancient and Modern, Warne, 1890, P69.

[––Agnes & Robert––]

Agnes married 2nd Robert Morton, gent., of Lincoln’s Inn. [The Robert in the following records cannot be the son of Agnes as recorded in various pedigrees.]

1478, Chaucer’s ‘The Canterbury Tales’ published by Caxton at Westminster.

1484, Agnes’ mother died.

8/22/1485, Henry VII succeeded Richard III as King of England.

5/14/1486, Robert made his will. Robert left all of his personal estate, and life interest in his real property to Agnes. The real property included a house at Standen, Hertfordshire, containing 21 “apartments”, and a house in London containing 14 “apartments”. Agnes was also given the care of the children John Andrew, with directions to make the males priests (if they so desired.) Robert we related to John Morton, Bishop of Ely (later Lord Chancellor), and to Robert Morton, Master of the Rolls, and later Bishop of Worcester. Robert also asked for prayers for “the sowle of dame Agnes Forster, late moder to Agnes my wife”. He left to “my singuler goode Brother in lawe John Forster, Esquire” a silver and gilt cup.

1486-87, Robert died.


1487, An action of trespass ...: Agnes Morton v. Jeryngham and others; Location: Selling Kent. (S) UKNA.

2/24/1488, Plaintiffs: Agnes Morton, executrix and late the wife of Robert Morton, gentleman. (S) Lists & Indexes, V20, 1906, P75.

8/1/1488, Inventory completed of Robert’s estate for probate: valued at £1365 16s 10.75d; with £610 18s 6d due to creditors.

1488-93, Robert, son of Robert Morton and Agnes, his wife. v. Henry Carnebull, clerk, Thomas Burton, and others, feoffees ... The manor of Mullesworth, late of John Forster, esquire [Agnes’ older brother], of London, deceased.: Hunt. ... The manor of Mawdeleyns, late of the said John.: Herts. ... The manor of Weldhall, and lands in St. Albans, Park, Soken, Shenley, Tydbrist, and Aldenham, late of the said John. ... Annexed are interpleaders by the said Agnes, ... (S) UKNA.

12/21/1501 at High Cross, Herts., Charter of Feoffment ... viz:- tenement & curtilage & 1 piece arable land in High Cross ... one end on road W & the other on Youngs E, one in Melfeld, Agnes Morton N & S; ... (S) UKNA.

1502-03, Plaintiffs: Agnes, late the wife of Robert Morton. Defendants: Alice Taylard, and John Brownsop and Agnes, his wife. Subject: Refusal to take an estate tail of lands under the will of Robert Forster, father of the said defendants Alice and Agnes. (S) UKNA.

4/21/1509, Henry VIII succeeded Henry VII as King of England.

6/26/1510, Pardon roll: Agnes Morton, of London, widow and executrix of Robert Morton, late of London, gent., executrix of Agnes Foster (950671), late of London, widow, administratrix of the goods of John Feld, late of London gent., and tenant of the manors of Putteney Lorcy, Soms., and Stepulhall, Essex. (S)

6/23/1512, Lease: Agnes Morton to Richard Alen (counterpart); Location: Steeple Hall Essex. (S) UKNA.

Bef. 2/15/1518, Agnes died. (S) Will Probated. [IsPM were conducted in Essex, Somerset, Hertford, and Kent.]

(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P329. (S) Hertfordshire, Cherry, 1977, P341. (S) Journal of the Brit. Arch. Assoc., V33, 1877, P309.

Family notes:

·         Brasses of father and son are in Church of St. Mary, Standon, Herts.

Child of John and Agnes: [2 sons, 2 daughters]

i. John Feld Esq., born ? in England.

1479, Sale by William Say, esquire, to John Feld, of certain wood and bushes growing within the park of Little Monden, for a term of years: [Herts.] (S) UKNA.

1480, John Feld, of Standon, Esquire, entitled to spend 40s upwards per annum.

ii. Dorothy Ifield (237667), born ~1475 in England.

[1484, Dorothy Feld named in her grandmother Agnes’ will.]

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