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Thursday, May 6, 2010

Governor Henry Etwell & Agnes ?

131930. Governor Henry Etwell & 131931. Agnes ?    

1406, Henry Etwall, born in Puttenhoe, Goldington, Bedfordshire, England.

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

1423, Henry Etwell at his first Christmas at Lincoln’s Inn. (S) Records of the Honorable Society of Lincoln’s Inn, V1, Admissions, 1896.

8/24/1426, “Grant in fee, by Nicholas Lawe, son and heir of William Lawe, …, to Henry Etwell, of all the lands, tenements, burgages, meadows, pasture and reversions when they arise, which he has in the township and territory of Clyfton or elsewhere within the County of Chester. Witnesses: …, John Etwell. Given at Notyngham, …”. (S) UKNA.

[––Henry & Agnes––]

11/18/1427, Henry Etwell' and Agnes, his wife, querents, and Thomas Beneyt and Lettice, his wife, deforciants. A moiety of the manor of Rye iuxta Otteford', Kent. Plea of covenant. Thomas and Lettice have granted to Henry and Agnes the moiety and have rendered it to them in the court, to hold to Henry and Agnes and the heirs of their bodies, of Thomas and Lettice and the heirs of Lettice for ever, rendering yearly a grain of pepper at Christmas, and doing to the chief lords all other services. In default of such heirs, the moiety shall revert to Thomas and Lettice and the heirs of Lettice, quit of the other heirs of Henry and Agnes, to hold of the chief lords for ever. Henry and Agnes have given them 100 marks of silver. (S) Feet of Fines, Kent.

6/3/1429-30, “Grant by Henry Etwelle and Agnes his wife, to Thomas Palmere of Otford, John Chymbham and Henry Rowe of the county of Kent …”. (S) UKNA.

7/1431, Richard Chamberlayn of Cotis co. Norhampton esquire, … Wiitnesses … Henry Etwell … (S) CCRs.

10/21/1431, “Demise by Henry Etwell, gentleman, …, to John Cotyer of the same, husbandman, of his manor of 'le Rye' in Otteford, and of a yearly rent of one quarter of beer-barley: Kent.” (S) Ancient Deeds, V3, 1900, A5369.

5/11/1437, Thomas Hasylden, … of Goldyngton co. Bedford, to Henry Etwell, his heirs and assigns. Quitclaim with warranty of all lands, rents and services in Wakefelde, Sandall, Stanley and Crykeleston co. York. (S) CCRs.

1437, Henry served on 2 commissions of peace for Bedfordshire. (S) CPRs.

2/17/1439, At a Star Chamber meeting headed by the Duke of Gloucester, Henry Etwell testified. (S) English Historical Documents 1327–1485, Douglas, 1996, P430.

5/30/1439, General pardon for all offences committed on 12 January last, for a fine to be paid in the hanaper by the two first named, to Thomas Waweton of Eton, co. Bedford, knight, John Enderby of Stratton, “gentilman,’ Henry Etwell of Puttenhoo, ‘gentilman, … William, servant of Henry Etwell of Puttenhoo, … appearing from the examination of the two first named that all are to be excused and that the said certificate was made of mere malice … (S) CPRs.


2/11/1446, Massia relict of George Billesby of London in her widowhood to Henry Etwall, his heirs and assigns. Quitclaim with warranty of her estate in the whole manor of Rye co. Kent, … (S) CCRs.

1449-51, Henry, Governor of Lincoln’s Inn [1 of 4 Inn’s of Court, in present day Holborn, London]. “Ordered that Henry Etwell may possess and enjoy his chamber in which he now lives and sleeps …”.

1454-55, Henry, Governor of Lincoln’s Inn.

6/29/1459, Thomas Ingram, together with John Roke and John Thomas, forcibly broke Henry’s close in the parish of Stepney and destroyed growing grass to a value of 100s. (S) CP 40/797, rot. 419.

4/1460, Henry Etwell sued Thomas Ingram … for damages of £10. (S) CP 40/797, rot. 419.

1460-65, Henry Etwell v. Thomas Gay, the elder, petitioner’s feoffee. Tenements in St. Clement’s without Temple Bar, leased to Alice petitioner’s daughter. (S) Early Chancery Proceedings, V1, 1901, P274.

1460-65, “John Yarman and Alice his wife. v. Henry Etwell, father of the said Alice, and Thomas Snell.: Shops, &c. in Old Fish Street, and an alleged forged deed.: London.” (S) UKNA.

6/28/1461, Edward IV crowned at Westminster, beginning the House of York.

By 1465, All but 2a. of 25a. in Southhyde were let for brickmaking to John Caunton, John Kendall, and Henry Etwell, the first of whom described himself as a brickmaker. (S) Hist. of Middlesex, V11, 1998, Stepney.

1466, “I, Henry Etwell, do promise to continue one vacation in manner and form aforesaid, …”.

[––Henry & Mary––]

1470-72, Henry and Mary bought the reversion of Little Durnford manor from Richard Wodhull's grandnephew and heir John Woodhill. (S) Hist of Wiltshire, V15, 1995, Durnford. [Richard s/o 527712. Nicholas de Wodhull.]

1470-72, Richard Kneseworth v. Thomas Wodhull and Henry Etwell. Manor of Little Durnford, late of Richard Wodhull, petitioner’s uncle. Plea of debt. (S) Lists & Indexes, Iss16, 1903, P33.

5/12/1474, Deposition by John Wodehull [ esquire and Herry Etwell before the king in chancery, that they have sold the manor of Little Durneford by Stratford co. Wilts to Thomas Tropenell alone. (S) CCRs.

5/15/1474, John Wodhull esquire, son and heir of Thomas Wodhull esquire and Henry Etwell, to John Salwey, clerk, his heirs and assigns. Demise and quit claim with warranty of the manor of Little Durneford by Stratford co. Wilts. (S) CCRs.

1475, Writ to Sheriff. “The within named Thomas Tropenel is to have of the land of the within named Henry Etwell and Mary his wife in Warminster … 300 acres of land …” (S) History of Warminster, Daniel, 1897, P57.

1475-80, Henry Etwell v. Thomas Tropnell, purchaser of complainant’s late manor. Ejectment from the manor of Little Dernford. (S) Lists & Indexes, Iss16, 1903, P227.

3/5/1480, Henry Etwell, to John Chamberleyne and Katherine daughter of the grantor, their heirs and assigns. Gift and demise of all his lands and tenements in the parishes of St. Mary le Strand and St. Clement Danes without New Temple Bar, for a term of 30 years, rendering, if required, a red rose … (S) CCRs.

1482, Henry died.

(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P187. (S) The Records of the Honorable Society of Lincoln’s Inn, 1897.

Family notes:

·         “Dame Elizabeth” the mother of either Henry or Agnes: 1477, Indenture betw. John Wodhull of the co. of Bedford, esq. and Johanne his wife and William Newenham of Thenford, com. Northamptonshire, esq. … for the manors of much and litle Wodhull and Langford in com. Bedford during the life of the said John and Johanne … “remaynder to ffouke Wodhull &c. duringe life of Dame Elizabeth grandmothr to the said Johanne &c.” (S) Misc. Gen. Et Heraldica, 1886, P49.

Children of Henry and Agnes:

i. Joan Etwell (65965), born ~1440 in Goldington, Bedfordshire, England.

ii. Alice Etwell, born ? in England.

By 1465, Alice married John Yarman.

iii. Katherine Etwell, born ? in England.

By 1480, Katherine married John Chamberleyne.

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