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Sunday, May 16, 2010

Baron Thomas Wodhull & Elizabeth Chetwode

263856. Baron Thomas Wodhull & 263857. Elizabeth Chetwode   

1387, Thomas de Wahull born in England, s/o 527712. Nicholas de Wodhull & 527713. Margaret Foxcote.

~1393, Elizabeth born in Bedfordshire, England, d/o 527714. John Chetwode & 527715. Amabil Greene.

[––Thomas & Elizabeth––]

Thomas married Elizabeth, acquiring Hockliffe manor.

1410, Thomas age 23 [and more] at the death of his father.

1/24/1412, Order to the escheator in the county of Bedford to take the fealty of Thomas Wodehull, son and heir of Nicholas Wodehull, and cause him to have full seisin of all the lands which the said Nicholas held of the king in chief or was seised of in his demesne' as of fee on the day of his death, as the king for two marks paid in the hanaper has respited his homage until the quinzaine of Easter next. (S) CFRs.

1412, Elizabeth’s father died.

1420, Both of Elizabeth’s older half-siblings died without heirs.

3/22/1421, Thomas slain at the battle of Beauge  in Anjou, France. A major defeat for the English in the Hundred Years war under the leadership of Thomas, Duke of Clarence, s/o Henry V. [Son Thomas age 11.]

5/21/1421, Writ for IPM of Thomas de Wodhill, ‘chivaler’; Wilts; Bedford; Northampton. (S) CFRs.


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

9/8/1430, Elizabeth became heir to her family when her mother died; and through her paternal grandmother, heir to Lord John de Lyons.

Elizabeth married 2nd William Ludsup, Esq.

10/27/1454, William died.

~1455, The Duke of York and the Earl of Warwick wrote letters asking Dame Elizabeth Wodehill to consider taking Sir Hugh John as her husband. (S) Elizabeth Woodville, Baldwin, 2011. [Baldwin disavows that the letters were sent to ‘Elizabeth Woodville’ – who is commonly assumed to be the addressee.]

Bef. 1/28/1457, Elizabeth, sister & heir of her brother Sir Thomas Chetewood.

1465, “Sciant &c. ego Elizabeth nuper vxor Thomae Wodull militis … com. Bedford.” (S) Misc. Gen. Et Heraldica, 1886, P49.

1466, Elizabeth used the same seal as in 1465 on a deed. (S) Misc. Gen. Et Heraldica, 1886, P49.

8/24/1475, Elizabeth, lady of Warkworth, died; buried at Warkworth church, Northamptonshire. [Elizabeth’s tomb inscription identifies her husband, and father; and also identifies her as heir of Lord John de Lyons.]

2/24/1476, To the escheator in Bedford. Order to give livery to John Wodhill of the third part of the manors of Langford, Great Wodhill and Little Wodhill, taken into the king's hands on the death of Elizabeth wife of Thomas Wodhill; … the said Elizabeth held the third part of the manors aforesaid in dower of the inheritance of John Wodhill; … John Wodhill aforesaid is their heir, being son of Thomas son of Thomas and Elizabeth Wodhill, and is of full age. (S) CCRs.

(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P187. (S) A Hist. of the Co. of Bedford, V3, 1912. (S) Visitation of Bedfordshire. (S) The NY Gen. and Bio. Record, 1922, P258. (S) Journal of the House of Lords, V124, 1892, P198. (S) Hist. of Buckingham, V4, 1927, Chetwode.

Child of Thomas and Elizabeth:

i. Thomas Wodhull (131928), born 1410 in England.

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