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Saturday, May 1, 2010

Bond 77974 & 77975

77974. Richard Popham & 77975. Joan Orchard {Bond}

Bef. 1400, Richard born in England, 2nd s/o 155948. Thomas Popham & 155949. Dionysia ?.

Richard “married the heiress of the Orchards of St. Decuman’s, adjacent to Cleeve”. (S) Journal of the British Arch. Assoc., 1877, P461.

1419-20, Richard, of Porlock, bought the Alfoxton estate from John Ashye.

2/5/1449, “Licence, for 10 marks paid in the hanaper, for James Lutrell, esq, son and heir of John Lutrell, knight, deceased, to grant to Edward Stradelyng, knight, John Sydenham the younger and Richard Popham the castle and borough of Dunster, …” (S) Extracts from Calendar of Patent Rolls.

1461, “John Sydenham the younger and Richard Popham were seised of the said manors of Mynhed and Culbeton in their demesne …” (S) Calendar of Patent Rolls, 1900, P522.

(S) A History of the County of Somerset, V6, 1992. (S) 1573 Visitation of Somerset.

Child of Richard and Joan:

i. Joan Popham (38987), born ~1445 in England. [Heir]
“The heiress of Richard Popham (who himself married the heiress of the Orchards …) married John Sydenham.” (S) Journal of the British Archaeological Association, V33.

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