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Sunday, May 23, 2010

Lord John de Churchill

623756. Lord John de Churchill

1331, John Chirchehull born in Devon, England, s/o §§Bartholomew de Churchill, s/o §§Elias de Churchill & §§Dorothy Columbiers.

6/1349, The Plague reached Dorset, and had spread across England by the end of 1349.

11/28/1376, Commitment to brother Simon Garren, prior … by mainprise of Thomas Tylle, John Churchehull, … of the county of Devon. (S) CFRs.

2/25/1377, John Churchull witnessed a quitclaim of Joan, once wife of Thomas de Estmemb’y to William de Bonevyle, knight. (S) UKNA.

1377, Grant of Thomas Tille and John Chirchehull deforciants, to John Cobbeham of Blakeburgh and his wife Katharine querents, the manors of Blakeburgh and Wodeford, co. Devon. (S) CFRs, 7/14/1418.

6/21/1377, Richard II succeeded Edward III as King of England.

1377, John “Churchehull” of Yevylton with lands in Devon and Cornwall; a related family member of William de Bonevyll, knight. (S) Pedes finium, Court of Common Pleas, 1902, P194.

3/26/1380, “Settlement tripartite … Thomas, Bishop of Excestre, John Wadham, John Hulle, John Churchehulle, …” (S) UKNA.

2/18/1382, Commission to … William Boneville, James Chuddelegh, and John Chirchehull to arrest all homicides, robbers, … counties of Somerset, Dorset, Devon and Cornwall … (S) CPRs.

1383, Proof of age at Assheford. William, son and heir of John Assheford ... John Churchehull, aged 52 years and more, ... (S) BHO, IsPM, Richard II, File 29.

1383, “Exeter, Monday … Case: whether Richard Gevet of Northleigh [Devon] … disseised John Churchull, … Jury found for Churchhull and others. Damage 1 mark.” (S) UKNA.

01/6/1384, John Churchulle and a number of others buy lands in Devon and Dorset and also Bere juxta Alre, and land in Somerton and Heghamme and Lymington, for 500 pounds sterling from William Bonevyle, chivaler. (S) Feet of Fines, Devon. Somerset. Dorset.

1/8/1385, “Quitclaim … Thomas, Bishop of Exeter, … John Churchehull, …” (S) UKNA.

1386-1417, Plaintiffs: Richard Seyncler. Defendants: John Churchehill and John Dauney, complainant's late guardians. Subject: Forcing him to give them a release of his right in his lands. Devon. (S) UKNA.

[John’s records ended – break assumes the next record 6 years later belongs to his son.]

(S) Collections Towards a Desc. of the co. of Devon, Pole, 1791, P173. (S) Collin’s Peerage of England, 1812, P363.

Family notes:

·         1315, Elias de Churchile grants to John Bampfield his meadow called Pleynford in Clifton.

·         “Wildyard, in the parish of Cliston, belonged to Elias de Churchill, Bartholomew, and John de churchill ; and John Churchill, who had issue, Margaret, married to Andrew Hillersden ; Agnes, married to Stephen Giffard.” (S) Memoirs of John, Duke of Marlborough, Coxe, 1820, P1.

·         Churchill is a small parish 5 miles to the east of Worcester.

Child of John and ?:

i. John Churchehull (311878), born ~1365 in England.


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