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Saturday, May 1, 2010

Sheriff Hugh Stucle Esq. & Katherine Affeton

77970. Sheriff Hugh Stucle Esq. & 77971. Katherine Affeton   

~1401, Hugh Stewkley born in Devon, England, s/o 155940. Richard Stucle & 3802755. Elizabeth FitzRoger.

Aft. 1414, Hugh’s brother Roger died, leaving him as the heir.

~1420, Katherine born in Devon, England, heir & d/o 155942. John Affeton & 155943. Joan Bratton.

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

Bef. 1438, Hugh married Katherine, gaining Ashton, West Worlington in right of his wife.

Bef. 11/28/1441, Hugh’s father died.

10/27/1448, Thomas Hunte to Hugh Stucle esquire, his heirs and assigns. Quitclaim with warranty of all the lands, rents, reversions and services in Egredon co. Dorset. (S) CCRs.

11/9/1448, Hugh Stucley, esq., Sheriff of Devon. (S) CFRs.

1/29/1453, Condition, that within 6 years they shall save John Poulet esquire harmless, his heirs and executors, against Hugh Stucle and his executors in respect of a bond in 400 marks given for John Poulet, and all costs. (S) CCRs.

By 1456, Katherine, on the death of her father, an heir of Sir Roger Manningford of co. Dorset. [Her paternal, maternal, great-grandfather.]

10/12/1456, Nicholas Cornu esquire, … Quitclaim … Witnesses: Hugh Stucle, William Champernoun, … (S) CCRs.

Bef. 12/13/1457, Hugh died.


1458, Katherine married 2nd Sir William Bourchier de Fitzwaren.

2/13/1466, Widow Katherine wrote her will.

3/26/1467, Katherine died. [Will proved 9/1467.]

(S) Visitation of England and Wales, Howard, P125. (S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P792. (S) Wadham College, Oxford, Jackson, 1893. (S) Visitation of England and Wales Notes, Howard, 1997, P125.

Children of Hugh and Katherine:

i. Elizabeth Stukeley (475321), born ~1445 in Devon, England.   

ii. Nicholas Stucle, born 1451 in Affeton, England.

1467, Nicholas age 16 and more when his mother died.

Bef. 6/24/1475, Nicholas, of Ashton, married Thomasine Kokeworthy, widow of Robert Chudleigh.

11/29/1477, Thomasine died.

Nicholas, of Ashton, married Ann Pomery, widow of Thomas Butside.

7/2/1479, Nicholas and Ann acquired the manors Affeton and Mewshaue. (S) IPM of Nicholas.

2/10/1487, Nicholas and Ann acquired land and rent in Queyntys and Hakyngton. (S) IPM of Nicholas.

1488, Nicholas died.

5/27/1488, IPM of  Nicholas Stucle, esq. Thomas Dourish the younger, and John More gave the manors of Wolryngton in fee to one Hugh Stucle, and Katharine his wife, … with remainder to the heirs of the body of Thomas Affeton, … The manors descended to the said Nicholas Stucle, as son and heir of the said Hugh and Katharine … Nicholas, and the heirs male of his body by Thomasine his late wife … Nicholas Stucle, and Anne his wife, who survives …

Children: Sir Thomas Stekeley, born by 1476 in England. 1497, Thomas “of age” to be heir. (S) Cal. of Inquisitiones Post Mortem for Cornwall and Devon. ~1533, he died; Anne’s grandson Nicholas (19492) an administrator of his estates.

iii. Alice Stucley, born ? in Affeton, England.

Alice married Sir Thomas Beaumont [his 2nd], s/o 3802618. Sir William Beaumont.

iv. Anne Stucley, born ? in Affeton, England.

Anne married William Denys, s/o 77968. John Dennys & 77969. Eleanor Gifford.

·         Since Thomasine, wife of son Nicholas, did not die until 1477, Anne could not be the daughter of Ann Pomery and still fit the timelines of her descendents. The church of St. Andrew, built in the 13th century, has only one “ancient” stained glass widow, dedicated to the marriage of Nicholas Stewkley and Thomasin, d/o John Cockworthy. There is no indication of a 2nd wife. Anne is more likely d/o Hugh & Katherine. Either way, the ancestry through Hugh and Katherine is the same.

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