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Thursday, May 27, 2010

Lord John Carent & Alice ?

950666. Lord John Carent & 950667. Alice ?

~1405, John Carrant born in Somerset, England, s/o 1901332. William Carent & 1901333. Alice Toomer.

1420-22, John’s father died.

8/31/1422, Henry VI (an infant) succeeded Henry V as King of England.

~1430, John seated at Silton, Dorset, married Alice ?, who held it in jointure from a former husband.

5/1/1434, Commission, pursuant to the Act of the last Parliament ... the following whose names have been certified ... as those of persons who should take the oath not to maintain peace breakers ... Dorset ... William de Botreaux, ‘chivaler,’ ... commissioners to receive the oath of ... Humphrey Stafford, ‘chivaler,’ ... John Latymer ... Nicholas Latymer, ... John Carent ... William Godwyn ... (S) CPRs.

2/10/1439, John and Christian Bedenhale show that they now hold the manor [Bednall, Dorset] ... remainder to John Newburgh, John Carent, jnr, ... (S) Hist. And Antiq. Of Dorset, Hutchins, V4, 1973, P332.

10/16/1441, “…Pardon for acquiring land without royal licence … Thomas Brook knight, John Hody, Ralph Bussh esquire, John Stork, John Carent senior, …” (S) UKNA. [At this time John was ‘senior’ to his nephew John, s/o of oldest brother William.]

1453, John, MP for Dorset.

12/17/1457, John on a commission to assign the number of archers each part of Dorset should provide.

1459, John Carent, High Sheriff of Somerset

5/6/1460, John on a commission to array all men-at-arms and other fencible men in Somerset.

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

7/12/1463, Commission to William Carrant [eldest brother], John Carrant, ... and the constables of the town of Mertok, co. Somerset, to arrest Thomas Sherlok and John Sherlok and bring them before the king. (S) CPRs.

11/20/1463, Bishop Beckynton, ... William Carent, Esq., erected in the prebendal church of Henstridge ... for the welfare of the said William Carent, and of the Venerable Mr. Nicholas Carent, and John Carent, senior, his brothers, and also of John Carent, junior, his son, during their lives, and for the soul of Margaret, late the wife of William Carent, and the souls of the other persons aforesaid, after their deaths.

1467, John an executor of his son-in-law John Fillol.

1467-72, Plaintiffs: John Carent. Defendants: William, Lord Stourton, William Huddesfeld, John Byconyll, and William Twynyho, arbitrators. Subject: Manors of Fifehead Nevill, Burcombe, and Melbury Osmond, and advowson of church of Poverton; Dorset. (S) UKNA.

5/3/1467, John’s older brother Nicholas died.

8/16/1467, John, his son John Jr, and William Carent [his older brother] granted custody of minor William, s/o John Fillol. [John Fillol his son-in-law.] (S) CPRs.

3/30/1469, Power of Attorney. By William Carent, John Carent, Wm. Walton and Jo. Barter for livery of seisin to William Weston, of all their lands in Bruton, Bruham, Hengrove, Milton, Castlecary and Thorne, Co. Som. (S) UKNA.

7/12/1469, “…By John Wroughton, esq. to Robert Cliffe, clerk, and William Cooke to deliver seisin to John Carent, sen., …” (S) UKNA.

10/29/1469, John on a commission of array for Dorset.

6/2/1470, John on a commission of array against Clarence and Warwick.

4/8/1476, John’s oldest brother William died.

1477, Possessions of William, Lord Stourton, Co. Somerset: ... Ten messuages, 10 acres of land, 20 acres of pasture and 20 acres of heath in Leigh, of John Carent, by service unknown, which premises, by the same description and quantity, had been held by William, Lord Stourton, in 3 Edward IV., of William Carent. (S) Hist. of the Noble House of Stourton.

4/4/1478, John Carent of Silton, Dorset, died.

(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P328. (S) Som. Arch. & NH Soc. Proc., 1870, P41.

Family notes:

·         In Marnhull church the alabaster effigies on an altar-tomb depicting a knight in armour with a woman on either side, have been near certainly identified as John Carent (senior), who died in 1478, with his 2 wives.  The somewhat mutilated state of the work is thought to have been caused by the theft of alabaster to make dies for coins.

Child of John and Alice:

i. Margaret Carent (475333), born ~1430 in England.

ii. John Carent Jr., born ~1433 in England.

Aft. 1458, John Jr. married Margaret Fiennes, widow of Nicholas Carew, Esq. [No children.]

8/28/1467, John, his son John Jr, and William Carent granted custody of minor William, s/o John Fillol. [John Fillol his son-in-law.]

4/1/1476, Lease, for lives. By John Carent, jun, esq., ... of 4 closes of pasture in Nywenham in Stapelbrigge Co. Dors. which the said lessors had by grant from John Weston: rent 46sh. 8d. (S) UKNA.

10/27/1478, “Katherine, late the wife of John Thomas, ‘marchaunt,’ late of Pole, co. Dorset, ‘wedowe,’ executrix of his will ... she render £40 to John Carent the elder, executor of the will of John Filoll, esquire, and John Wroughton, esquire, and Margaret (John’s sister) his wife, late the wife of John Filoll …”. (S) CPRs.

1483, John died.