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Thursday, May 27, 2010

Sir George Darell & Margaret Stourton

950658. Sir George Darell & 950659. Margaret Stourton

~1425, George born in England, s/o 950572. William Darell & 950573. Elizabeth Calston.

~1435, Margaret born in England, d/o 950646. Baron John Stourton & 950647. Margery Wadham.

1450-52, George’s father died.

11/4/1454, Commitment of the county of Wiltshire to George Darell, esquire, during pleasure, so that he answer at the Exchequer as sheriff. (S) CFRs.

2/12/1455, John Borne of Wiltesir 'gentilman,' to George Darell and John Wroughton esquires … Charter with warranty of the manor of 'Westchaldefeld' and all his lands, … in Wiltesir; Witnesses: ... Thomas Walrond, Thomas Tropenell, … (S) CCRs.

Margaret died.


~1460, George married 2nd Elizabeth, d/o Sir Edmund Hart.

11/7/1460, Commitment of the county of Wiltshire to George Darell, esquire, during pleasure, so that he answer at the Exchequer as sheriff. (S) CFRs.

6/28/1461, Edward IV, age 19, replaced Henry VI as King of England in London.

10/20/1462, George on a commission of array with his brother-in-law Reginald Stourton in Wilts.

3/31/1463, Grant to George Darell, Esq., for life of the stewardship of Marlborough and Vyse, co. Wilts, in the King's hands by reason of the death of Thomas Wynsselowe, Esq. (S) CPRs.

3/31/1463, Appointment, during pleasure, of George Darell, esquire, as master of the hunt of the king’s chase of Aldebourne, co. Wilts, receiving yearly for his fee a buck in time of grease and a doe in time of winter with all other due profits. (S) CPRs.

6/18/1464, George heir to his mother Elizabeth, receiving the manor of Podriggebury.

12/23/1464, To Ralph Josselyn mayor of the city of London and escheator … Order to give George Darell esquire livery of the messuages, rent and chambers … that Elizabeth Darell at her death held 2 messuages in London, … 40s. of yearly quit rent … 4 messuages in the parish of St. Mary 'Wollechirche' in Walbroke ward, a messuage in the parish of St. Clement in Langburne ward, and 4 messuages with 13 chambers therein built situate in an alley in the said parish of St. Clement; … the said George is her son and next heir, and is of full age; and the king has taken his fealty due for the same and for other lands in Wiltshire and Dorset. (S) CCRs.

4/1465, George, Sheriff of Wilts, knighted.

By 1466, George married 3rd Joan ?.

1466, “…Writ to: Sheriff of Somerset Sent by: Chancery. Endorsement: George Darell, knight, Sheriff.” (S) UKNA.

9/18/1467, Grant to Joan Swete late the wife of Thomas Swete, ... George Darell, knight, Richard Haute, esquire, ... and their heirs and assigns of the manors of Rokebourne, co. Southampton, Northcourte in Combe Byset, co. Wilts, ..., for the term of 5 years ... with reversion to the king for the use of the said Joan and her heirs. (S) CPRs.

2/28/1468 at Westminster, “Commission to Walter Moyle, knight, … to enquire into the complaint of George Darell, knight, Richard Darell, knight, Constatine Darell, Alexander Darell and Thomas Darell, sons and heirs according to the custom of gavelkind of William Darell, …” (S) CPRs.

12/17/1469, “By George Darell of Littlecott, Wiltshire, Kt, to William Heron, citizen and haberdasher of London, of premises in Milkstreet, London.” (S) UKNA.

1470, George, High Sheriff of Wiltshire.                

4/26/1471, Commission of array to ... George, duke of Clarence, John Audeley of Audeley, knight, William Stourton of Stourton, knight, ... George Darell, knight ... county of Wilts. (S) CPRs.

1473-4, “Grant by Elizabeth Heron, daughter and heiress of William Heron, deceased, late citizen and haberdasher of London, at the request of George Darell, knight.” (S) UKNA.

2/14/1474, George granted the manor of Podriggebury to Thomas Cardinal, Archbishop of Canterbury and others.

1474, George, knt., of Littlecote in com. Wilts, died. (S) A Gen. and Heraldic Hist., Burke, 1838, P153.

[––Post Mortem––]

1/8/1475, Grant by Thomas, cardinal archbishop of Canterbury, ... to Joan late the wife of George Darell, knight, of the manor of Axford by Ramesbury, ..., had by the gift of the said George, to hold to her in name of her dower of all lands, &c. in the county the manor of Litelcote and her dower thereof only excepted; rent, 40s. yearly. [Wilts.] (S) Ancient Deeds, V6, 1915, C.5200.

9/10/1496, Joan died. IPM: She died 10 September last. Edward Darell, knight, aged 28 years and more, is her son and heir. (S) CIsPM.

(S) Peerage of England, Collins, 1812, P148. (S) Collectanea Topographica Et Genealogica, Nichols, 1834, P312. (S) Hist. Noble House of Stourton, Botolph, 1899.,P207.

Family notes:

·         There is also a Sir George Darell in co. Kent at this time that died 1466-67; and a Sir George Darell in co. Herts at this time that died 1468-69.

Children of George and Margaret:

i. Isabel Darell (475329), born ~1458 in England.

ii. Margaret Darell, born ? in England.

Margaret married Sir Thomas Long of Wraxall. (S) Abbeys, Castles ... Timbs, V2, P25.

Children of George and Joan:

iii. Edward Darell, born 1467 in England.