950558. Sir John Hody & 950559. Elizabeth Jewe
~1396, John born in England, s/o 1901116. Thomas Hody & 1901117. Margaret Cole.
1410, Elizabeth born in England, d/o §John Jew, who held lands in Martock and Coat in 1412.
By 10/18/1416, Elizabeth an orphan with her sister Joan and 3 brothers, John, William and Thomas. [Elizabeth became sole heir.]
1425, John 1st mentioned in the Year Books.
1427, … Thomas Carrewe, chivaler, … John Hody, cleric, … Thomas Hody, … and John Hody querents; and Reginald Malyns esquire and Alice his wife deforciants … manor of Stawell and the advowson … (S) Feet of Fines, County of Somerset.
~1430, John married Elizabeth, bring with her the manor of Pilsdon, and holding in Chickerell, West Chickerell, Langton Herring and Winterborn Herringston, all in Dorset.
1430-1, … William Carent esquire, John Fauntleroy and Thomas Hody, querents; and John Hody and Elizabeth his wife deforciants ; … moiety of the manors of Estwhitfeld and Westwhitfeld, … if they die without issue … (S) Feet of Fines, County of Somerset.
1434-5, … William Carent and Thomas Hody, Alexander Hody, … querents ; and John Hody and Elizabeth his wife deforciants ; for a moiety of the manors of Estwhitfeld and Westwhitfeld … (S) Feet of Fines, County of Somerset.
7/12/1435, “Writ dated 12th Jul 1435 (13 Hen VI), to John Hody, to hold an inquisition concerning the lands in Devon and Cornwall of John Arundell, knight. …” (S) UKNA.
10/18/1435, “John Hody and Richard Waleys, receiver-general of Katherine duchess of Norfolk. … John has received from Richard 20s. for the Michaelmas term of his fee.” (S) UKNA.
1436, John called upon to contribute towards the equipment of the army against France.
8/22/1437, “By John Fitz Piers To John, bishop of Bath and Wells, John Hody, …” (S) UKNA.
7/1/1439, “… John Hody, serjeant at law, …” (S) UKNA.
1440, John, Knight of the Shire for Somerset.
4/13/1440, John named chief justice of the king’s bench. [Served 2 years until his death.]
1440-1, “… to John, bishop, of Bath and Wells, John Hody, knight, …” (S) UKNA.
12/17/1441, Sir John wrote his will: directs that his body be buried in the church of Woolavington in Somerset near the body of Magister Johannes Hody, his uncle. … bequests to the Chantry Priests of Woolavington “for the love that he hadde to hyt, for ther he begane hys fyrst lernyng”. (S) Collectanea Topographica et Genealogica, V7, 1841, P23-26.
Bef. 1/25/1442, Sir John died at Stowell manor.
Elizabeth disinherited her eldest son.
Elizabeth married 2nd Robert Cappys. [1 son, James.]
8/3/1473, Elizabeth died in Whitefield in Wiveliscombe, Somerset.
(S) Delineations of Fonthill and its Abbey, Rutter, 1823, P118. (S) Proceedings, Somerset Arch. and Nat. Hist. Soc., 1898, P8. (S) The Lives of the Chief Justices of England, V1, Campbell, 2008, P144.
Children of John and Elizabeth:
i. Joan Hody (475279), born ~1435 in England.
ii. William Hody, born 1437 in England.
William married Eleanor Malet of Curry Pool, Somerset.
6/18/1524, William died.
iii. Mary Hody, born ? in England.
1453, Mary married Robert Bond.
iv. John Hody, born ? in England.
John married Elizabeth Thornbury.
v. Margaret Hody, born ? in England.
11/17/1441, Margaret married Thomas Bainham of Deans, Gloucestershire.