1447, John Fenys born in Sussex, England, s/o 950712. Richard Fiennes & 950713. Joan Dacre.
~1455, Alice born in Yorkshire, England, d/o 950714. Henry Fitzhugh & 950715. Alice Neville.
6/28/1461, Edward IV, age 19, succeeded Henry VI as King of England.
1469, John [likely] knighted. [The only major Lancastrian battle victory during this time was the battle of Edgecote Moor in 1469.]
By 1470, John married Alice.
10/3/1470, Henry VI regained the throne of England. [Earl of Warwick & Duke of Clarance effectively ruling.]
10/27/1470, Commission to the king’s kinsmen George, duke of Clarence, and Richard, Earl of Warwick and Salisbury, Hugh Courtenay, knight, John Arundel, knight, … to enquire into felonies, … Cornwall … Richard Fenys of Dacre, knight, John Fenys, knight, …” (S) UKNA.
5/11/1471, Edward IV regained the crown after the Battle of Tewkesbury.
1477, John Fenys Kt, Thomas Bourghchier Kt, Thomas Fenys esquire, ... v. Thomas Burgh of Walyngton in Surrey ... (S) Pedes Finium, Surrey, 1894, P197.
1477-1481, John Fenys, knight, on commissions for peace in Sussex. (S) CPRs.
11/3/1478, “John Fermour, …, to John Fenys, kt, … 1 Messuage called Falkelegh in Rotherfield, …” (S) UKNA.
4/5/1479, Joan and Petronilla Worsham, … feofment to John Fenys, knight; … in the Parish of Bexle. (S) Descriptive Catalogue of the Original Charters, 1835, P122.
1479-80, “Exchequer fashion. Lord: John Fenys, kt.” (S) UKNA, East Sussex.
1480, John Fenys Kt, Thomas Bourghchier Kt, Thomas Fenys esquire, … (S) Pedes Finium, County of Surrey.
2/22/1482, Polstede-Hall confirmed to John Frenys and his wife for their lives. (S) Topographical Hist. of the County of Norfolk, V7.
By 1483, John, knight, died. [In 1483, his son Thomas became heir to his father Richard.]
6/26/1483, Richard III succeeded Edward V as King of England.
11/25/1483, John’s father died, John’s son Thomas the heir.
2/13/1485, IPM of Richard Fenys, knight, Lord Dacre. He was seised of the under-mentioned manor and lands &c., and died 25 November, 1 Richard III. Thomas Fenys, aged 14 years and more, is his kinsman and heir, to wit, son of John Fenys, knight, his son. Kent: Manor or lordship of Codeham, with all the lands &c. pertaining thereto, worth 20 marks, held of the king in chief by knight-service. (S) CIsPM.
1504-15, Plaintiffs: Dame Alice Fenys, widow, and Thomas Parre, knight. Defendants: Christopher Dacre, knight, ..., feoffees to uses. ... manors of Scorton, Fremington, ..., late of George, lord Fitzhugh, deceased, nephew of the said Alice, and cousin of the said Thomas. Yorkshire. (S) UKNA.
1518-29, Alice died.
1518-29, Plaintiffs: Edward Colepeper, esquire, and Nicholas Haryson, clerk, administrators of the goods of Alice, late the wife of John Fenys, knight. Defendants: Thomas Fenys, Lord Dacre `of the South,' son and heir of the said Sir John. (S) UKNA.
(S) UKNA, East Susses Record Office, DAN.
Child of John and Alice:
i. Thomas Fiennes (237678), born 1471 in England.
ii. Richard Fiennes, born ? in England.
iii. William Fynes, born ? in England.
William inherited the Fynney estate in Staffordshire.
1/16/1584, William died.
iv. Roger Fiennes, born ? in England.