Thursday, May 27, 2010

950646 Stourton-Wadham

950646. Baron John Stourton & 950647. Margery Wadham

By 1403, John born in England, s/o 1901292. William Stourton & 1901293. Elizabeth Moigne.

~1425, Margery born in England, d/o 950640. Sir John Wadham & 950641. Elizabeth Popham.

John of Preston Plukenet, co. Somerset. (S) Collectanea topographica et genealogica, 1834, P409.

1428, Sir John appointed to the government of Ireland by King Henry VIII for 2 years.

1434, John Sheriff of Wiltshire.

1/18/1436, John assigned to a commission of array for Somerset. (S) Calendar of Patent Rolls.

1438, John Sheriff of Gloucestershire.

John a colleague of Geoffrey Chaucer, and brother-in-law of William Carent who owned copies of The Cantebury Tales and The Seige of Troy.

7/9/1438, Sir John granted custody of Charles, Duke of Orleans, captured at Agincourt.

11/10/1438, John named in the will of his uncle John, brother of his father. (S) Testamenta Vetusta, Nicolas, 1826, P234.

1439, Sir John served as Ambassador to Calais, France.

2/8/1440, Sir John living in London.

5/2/1441, John Stourton, knt., granted a fair at Stourton, Wiltshire. (S) Gazetteer of Markets and Fairs in England and Wales to 1516.

1443, “Robt. Warre, …, esq., to Edmund, Marquess of Dorset, …, John Stourton, knt., Giles Daubeney, knt., …, Wm. Wadham, …, John Wadham, …, Ric. Lutrell, Ric. Bikcomb', … & John Danys [...] Estate in the Ms. of Hestercomb & Baghay & moiety of M. of Bradford; …in Som. [...] …”. (S) UKNA.

Bef. 6/4/1443, John rebuilt the nave and chancel of the Black Canons of Stavordale priory near Wincanton.

1445, John Treasurer of the King’s Household.

5/13/1448, King Henry VI elevated John to peerage as Baron Stourton.

7/17/1461, John and his son William and Humphrey Stafford to arrest Robert Tanfeld the younger. (S) Calendar of Patent Rolls.

11/25/1462, Sir John died.

(S) Collections, Illustrating the History of the Catholic Religion, Oliver, 1857, P92. (S) Charles D’Orleans in England, Arn, 2000, P43.

Family notes:
• Undated: John Wadham and Elizabeth, his wife, daughter and heir to Sir Stephen Popham, knight, and Margaret, his wife, daughter and heir of Nicholas Rede, esquire. v. Sir John Stourton and Sir John de Lyle, knights; Beatrice, late the wife of the said Sir Stephen, and other feoffees of the said Sir Stephen.: The manor of Fisherton, which the said Sir Stephen agreed to settle on the said Elizabeth at her marriage.: Wilts. (S) UKNA.

Children of John and Margery:

i. Margaret Stourton (950659), born ~1440 in England.

ii. Joan Stourton, born ? in England.
Joan married John Sidenham of Brimpton.
Walter Sidenham.

iii. Alice Stourton (475323), born ~1450 in England.