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Sunday, May 23, 2010

G20: 623640 & 623641

623640. John Denebaud & 623641. Agatha ?

1349, John born in England, s/o 1247280. Thomas Denebaud.

1361, John, “his son and heir, then aged 12 years and 12 weeks”, to his father Thomas who died holding half of Chaffcombe in right of his mother Joan Stocklinch.

6/6/1370, John appeared before an inquisition at Montagu, Somerset before William Cheyne.

1377, “John Denbaud and Agatha his wife” assessed 8d in taxes for King Edard III to help finance the war against the French. It was assessed at 1 “groat” a head [4d.] (S) 1377 Dartmouth poll tax, co. Devon.

John married 2nd Margaret ?.

1390, John died held of the manor of Chaffcombe, son John heir. [John also held the manor of Stokelynch-Ostricer, with the advowson of the church, of the Earl of Huntington.] In 1391, an Inquisition was held which furnishes particulars of the tenure of the manor. The Jury found that Denbaud held it of the Earl of Huntingdon, …, by the service of keeping and bringing up every year one hawk, and when it was fit for use, carrying it to the courthouse of his Lord, accompanied by his wife, three grooms two horses, and three greyhounds, and there remaining for 40 days at his Lord’s expense, receiving for his service on leaving, the Lord’s second best robe for himself, and the Lady’s second best robe, for his wife. [The service was in the nature of petty serjeanty and was not uncommon, and the prescribed duties were not actually required or rendered. They originated on grants made at an early date.]

1391, IPM, “John Denebaud: Devon, Somerset, Dorset (includes assignment of dower to his widow Margaret in Somerset)”. (S) UKNA.

Child of John and Agatha:

i. John Denebaud (311820), born ~1369 in England.

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