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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Frederick Tilney & Margaret Rochefort

738776. Frederick Tilney & 738777. Margaret Rochefort

Aft. 1378, Frederick born in Boston, Lincolnshire, England, heir & s/o 1477552. Sir Philip de Tilney & 1477553. Grace Roos.

~1380, Margaret born in England, d/o 1477554. John de Rochefort & 1477555. Alice Hastings.

By 1394, Frederick of Boston, co. Lincoln married to Margaret.

4/4/1394, Frederick named in the will of his father.

Bef. 7/1394, Frederick’s father, Philip of Boston and Loendon, Lincolnshire, and Ringborough in Holderness, Yorkshire died. [Wife Grace received half of Philip’s goods, and custody of the other half during the minority of son Frederick.]

9/29/1394, Indenture from (1) James Roos, Knt., … to (2) John de Rochefort of St. Botho the manor of Thetford … If Frederic, s. of Philip de Tilney, kt., and wife Margaret, d. of (2), are maintained by (2), rent to be reduced by £10 p.a. (S) UKNA.

4/14/1398 at St. Botho, Indenture, agreement. 1) James de Roos, kt. ... 2) John de Rochefort of St. Botho. Reciting that (1) demised manor of Tetford in Isle of Ely with premises there and in Stretham, Ely, Lyttelport and Berwaye for 8 yrs. (from 1394), 40 marks p.a., according to indentures with (2) by consent of Lady Gracia de Tylney and executors of Philipp de Tilney, kt.; now (1) exonerated from payment of 10 marks p.a., and (2) to maintain reasonably all the premises, except 1 house called la Shyppen extending from the great gates towards the dovecote, and 1 house called la Old Lathe, and except on occasion of violent storm or alien fire. As long as Frederick de Tilney and wife Margaret are in (2)'s care, (2) is exonerated from £20 p.a. (S) UKNA.

9/30/1399, Henry IV succeeded Richard II as King of England.

3/28/1404, “…John de Rochefort, a justice of the Treasury of the Bishop of Ely, appoints (2) attornies against Thos. de Toppefeld and others in the Treasury court in the suit of Thos. de T. and others against Frary de Tilney and Margaret his wife, …” (S) UKNA.

4/1406, Frederick Tylney one of the mainpermors for John Rochefort knight, that he shall do or procure no hurt or harm to Robert Kervylle. (S) CCRs.

Bef. 1412, Frederick died.


1412, Margaret and her sister Joan, along with Elizabeth, Lady Clinton, coheirs of Sir Roger Hillary. [Related through their paternal grandmother Joan Hillary.] (S) Essay Topo. Hist. Norfolk, Blomefield, 1808, P108.

1419-20, The Hunnings family held the manor of Bozonhall in Kirkton of Lady Margaret Tilney, formerly wife of Sir Frederick Tilney. (S) Foster Family of Dowsby, Foster, 1907, P56.

5/1421, Margaret, a widow, in a legal plea.

1423, Margaret heir to her Hillary cousin Lady Elizabeth.

1430-32, Margaret, widow of Frederick Tilney, in a legal plea concerning the manor of Darlaston, near Wolverhampton, Staffordshire.

8/10/1434, “Deed poll, demise. 1) Ralph Rochefort, kt. Margaret, wife of late Frederic, s. of Philip Tilney, kt. … manor of Thetford in Isle of Ely with premises there and in Stretham, Ely, Lytelport and Barwey which (1) had with John, Duke of Lancaster and Aquitaine, …, Frederic, s. of Philip de Tilney, kt., and …and John de Inglesthorpe, kts., and John Pechell, clerk. Warranty clause of Margaret. Witn.: Lord John Colvyle and Lord Henry Rochefort, kts., …”. (S) UKNA.

1436, Margaret Tylney assessed for a graduated tax at £51. (S) Lincolnshire Gentry, Mackman, 1999, P275.

1440, Bishop Alnwick at his visitation of the Priory of Stixwould, Lincolnshire, ordered that all seculars were to be removed from the house within 3 months, and none were to spend the night within the cloister except honest and necessary servants. No boarders were to be received in the future without special licence from the bishop, except 2 widows, Elizabeth Dymoke and Margaret Tylney. (S) Hist. of Lincoln, V2, 1906.

2/10/1442 at Thetford, Deed poll, demise. 1) Margaret, late wife of Frederic, s. of Philip Tylney, kt. … 2) Frederic (184694), s. of Philip Tylney, clerk, and wife Eliz., d. of Laurence Cheyne (369390), esq. … (1) to (2) and heirs of bodies manor of Thetford in Isle of Ely with premises there and in Streteham, Ely and Litelporte. Reversion to Philip Tylney, clerk. (S) UKNA.

Margaret died.

(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P697. (S) Visitation of Norfolk.

Family notes:

·         1407-1456, Plaintiffs: Dame Margaret Tylney, Philip and Richard Tylney, and other executors of Elizabeth, late the wife of William Tylney, and daughter of William Leveryke. Defendants: Thomas Goslyn, vicar of Thornton, and John Wende, feoffees of William Leveryke, and Harry Taylboys and Katherine his wife, mother of the said Elizabeth. (S) UKNA.

·         Margaret Tilney was a donor to the London House of Cathusian Monks. (S) Hist. of Middlesex, V1, 1870.

Child of Frederick and Margaret:

i. Philip Tilney (369388), born 1400 in England.