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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

John Parr Esq. & Agnes Crophull

738796. John Parr Esq. & 738797. Agnes Crophull

3/1371, Agnes born in Herefordshire, England, heir & d/o 1477594. Sir Thomas Crophill & 1477595. Sybil de la Bere.

6/21/1377, Richard II, age 10, succeeded Edward III as King of England.

1381, Agnes, age 9, heir to her father.

[––Agnes & Walter––]

Agnes 1st married to Walter Devereaux of Weobley. [1 son, Walter.]

11/4/1382, Licence, for 20 marks … by Walter Devereux and Agnes his wife, for John Crophull [Agnes’ grandfather], knight, to enfeoff them, in tail male, with remainder to himself and his heirs, of the manor of Neubold Verdon, co. Leicester, … (S) CPRs. [Neubold Verdon granted to Agnes’ father Thomas in 1371.]

7/3/1383, Agnes heir to her grandfather.

8/17/1383, Grant, during the minority of the heir, without rendering ought therefor, to Roger Crophull, king’s esquire, of the custody of the manors of Hemyngton, Braunston and Bunyton, of the value of 40£ yearly, late of John Crophull, knight, deceased, tenant in chief, in the king’s hands by reason of the minority of his heir, Agnes, daughter of his son Thomas, she being but 12 years old. (S) CPRs.

1381, John Par born in England, s/o 1477592. William Parre & 1477593. Elizabeth de Roos.

11/30/1381, Writ for IPM for Thomas de Crophull. Leicester: John de Crophull, knight, formerly held the under-mentioned manor of Neubold Verdon, and with the late king’s licence granted it … to the said Thomas, his son, and Sibyl, the latter’s wife, and the heirs male of their bodies, with reversion to himself and his heirs. Sibyl died during the lifetime of the said Thomas. Neubold Verdon. The manor (extent given), held of the king in chief, as parcel of the barony late of Theobald de Verdon, by knight’s service. The said Thomas died in seisin of the manor (except as above) on Monday after St. Martin last, without heir male by the said Sibyl, so that the reversion pertains to the aforesaid John de Crophull, who is still living. The said John is 60 years of age and more. Thomas and Sibyl had a daughter Agnes, now aged 9 years, who is Thomas’s next heir in blood. (S) CIsPM.

9/12/1385, Proof of age of Agnes daughter of Thomas Crophull son of John Crophull. Agnes, kinswoman and heir of the said John Crophull, whom Walter Deveros has taken to wife. Warning Roger son of John Crophull, in whose custody by the king’s commitment is one part of the lands of her inheritance, to be present. Hereford: William Gerneston, William Pipe and William Smyth, aged 60 years and more, say that the said Agnes was born at the manor of Chabbenore and baptized in the church of Dylwyn on the second day after the feast of the Annunciation, 45 Edward III. … Agnes is 14 years of age and more. … (S) CIsPM.

1386, Sir Walter had livery of Agnes’ lands.

6/22/1402, Sir Walter Devereaux of Weobley died of wounds at the battle of Pilleth, in Wales.

[––Agnes & John––]

1403, Sir John of Kyrkeby in Kendal, married Agnes.

10/4/1404, John age 22 on the death of his father. (S) Annals of Kendal, Nicholason, 1861, P87.

12/29/1405, “John, son and heir of Elizabeth, widow of William de Par.” (S) UKNA.

Bef. 10/6/1407, Sir John died: John de Parr died seised of a 4th part of the manor of Kirkby in Kendale with the members, held of the king in chief by the service of the 4th part of a knight's fee, worth £40 yearly … also seised of the advowson of the hospital of St Leonard, near Kirkby in Kendall [which his father held at his death in 1404.]

11/4/1407, Order to the escheator of the county of Westmoreland to keep safe all the lands of John de Par. (S) CFRs.


8/4/1408, Thomas Parrs’ wardship was granted to his mother Agnes, Sir Thomas Beauford and Sir Thomas Brounflete, along with the keeping of all the castles, manors, towns, lordships and lands, late of the said John de Par. (S) CFRs.

11/3/1408, To the escheator in Westmerland. Order to take of Agnes who was wife of John de Par an oath etc., and in presence of Thomas Beauforde and Thomas Brounflete knights, to whom the king has committed the ward of all lands of the said John, to assign her dower. (S) CCRs.

1/13/1409, “Agnes, late wife of John de Par (Parre): Westmorland (assignment of dower)” (S) UKNA: Assignment of dower to Agnes, who was the wife of John de Par, deceased, who held of the king in chief, … by Robert de Louther, escheator, … the said Agnes and Thomas Brounflete, chivaler, treasurer of the king's household, to whom the king committed the wardship of 2 parts of all the lands and tenements which were of the said John de Par until the lawful age of his heir … to the said Agnes the manor of Grenrigg in the town of Helsyngton; also … and of the profits of the court of Kyrkeby; also a tower called Troutebektour within the Castle of Kyrkeby, … also sufficient wood in the great park next the Castle to repair and build all the houses, enclosures of the park called Briddespark and the said mills.

7/9/1413, Thomas’ wardship surrendered by Agnes to Sir Thomas Tunstall of Thurland Castle and others for 200 marks.

Bef. 3/1417, Agnes married 3rd John Merbury.

1429, Agnes signed her dower over to her son Thomas for a 40 mark allowance.

1431, Licence for John Merbury, esquire, and Agnes his wife to surrender the one third of a fourth part of the manor of Kyrkeby Kendale, which they hold in chief as her dower of the heritage of Thomas del Par, esquire, son and heir of John del Par, sometime her husband, to the said Thomas and his heirs, he to render therefor 40 marks yearly during her life.

2/3/1436, Agnes died; Thomas her heir age 28 years and upwards. Walter Deveroux is her kinsman (grandson) and next heir, viz. son of Walter Deverous, knight, son of the same Agnes, aged 24 years (b.1412). (S) CIsPM, 4/10/1436. [Agnes, born 1371, son Walter born ~1388, his grandson Walter born 1412.]

2/10/1436, Writ of diem clausit extremum, after the death of Agnes late the wife of John Merbury, esquire ; Lincoln ; Leicester ; Nottingham ; Hereford. (S) CFRs.

(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P643, P247.

Child of John and Agnes:

i. Thomas Parr (369398), born 1407 in England.