Thursday, May 6, 2010

Cox 131920 & 131921

131920. Sir John Cope & 131921. Joan Newenham {Cox}

The Victoria History of the County of Northampton: V. The Hundred of Cleley (Victoria County History)

1355, John born in co. Northampton, England.

~1370, Joan born in Engand, d/o §John Newenham.

1378, 1396, 1400, 1404, John Sheriff of Northants.

John 1st married Elizabeth Haustede, d/o John.

6/25/1392 at York, “John Hastyng, the parson of the church of Wykehand, John Purdu, the parson of the church of Wykedyue, William Gillot, chaplain, and John Nuweman, querents; have granted to John Cope and Elizabeth the manor [calle Haustede in Adestoke] and have rendered it to them in the same court, to hold to John Cope and Elizabeth and the heirs of their bodies, of the chief lords for ever. In default of such heirs, remainder to the right heirs of John Cope.” (S) Feet of Fines.

1396, Elizabeth probably died in childbirth.

1396, John Knight of the Shire.

1397, John granted 2/3 of the manor of Deanshanger by King Richard III, held for life by courtesy. [Through his marriage to Elizabeth.]

1399, John Knight of the Shire.

1400, John Blawemuster, hermit, received a grant of pontage for three years, to be spent on the repair of Stony Stratford bridge under the supervision of John Rotherham, clerk, and John Cope, lord of the manor of Deanshanger.

1400, Anne, Elizabeth’s grandmother died. John, by virtue of the 1397 grant, was found to own the reversion of her 1/3 dower of the manor of Deanshanger.

John married 2nd Joan.

1399-1406, John Cope, Escheator, listed in Exchequer: Kings Remembrancer: Escheators’ Particulars of Account Northamptonshire, Rutland.

1402, 1404, 1406, John Knight of the Shire.

1414, John died, leaving as heir his son John, having earlier that year conveyed his Deanshanger estate feoffees to the use of his wife Joan for her life, thereafter to his right heirs. The estate was initially seized by the escheator since John had failed to secure licence for the alienation.

2/1415, The premises were restored to the feoffees in on payment of a fine of 5 marks. The estate then consisted of the manor house; a garden and dovecote worth 3s. 4d.; 132 a. of land, of which 80 a. were worth 4d. an acre; 18 a. of meadow worth 18d. an acre; 6 a. 1 r. of wood; rent of 4s. 5½d. and a broad-hooked arrow; and two cottages each with 1½ a. of land; all of which lay in Wick Dive, Wick Hamon, Passenham, Stony Stratford, Whitfield, Deanshanger and Heathencote; held for 1/40th of a knight’s fee.

1434, Joan died, leaving as heir son Stephen.

(S) ‘Passenham’, A History of the County of Northampton: V5: The Hundred of Cleley, 2002.

Family notes:
• William Oldom, warden of the hospital of Aynho. v. The executors of John Cope, late escheator of Northants.: Cattle and other goods carried away from Simon, late warden, by the said John to his manor of Densangre.: Northampton. (S) UKNA, undated.

Child of John and Elizabeth:

i. John Cope, born 1396 in Passenham, England.
1408, John appointed a porter of Moor End castle in Potterspury, Hundred of Cleley.
Bef. 1434, John died; leaving his brother Stephen as heir.

Child of John and Joan:

ii. Stephen Cope (65960), born ~1400 in Passenham, England.

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