Friday, May 28, 2010

950774 Bellers-Houby

950774. John Bellers & 950775. Elizabeth Sutton de Houby.

~1405, John born in Leicestershire, England, s/o 1901548. John Belers.

John of Eye Kettleby and Sysonby, Leicestershire.

4/13/1440, John Bellers of Kettleby witnessed the marriage settlement of Laurance Sherard of Stapleford. (S) Record Office of Leicestershire.

7/8/1442, … John Bellers, … querents, … manor of Lubbenham called Bawdesmaner … (S) Feet of Fines, Leicester.

1444-46, John on Commissions of Peace in Leicester. (S) CPRs.

2/18/1451, Commission to … examine all persons chargeable with a subsidy … John, viscount of Beaumont, ‘chivaler,’ Edward de Grey, knight, lord of Groby, … John Bellers, esquire, … in the counry of Leicester. (S) CPRs.

9/1451, John Belers took the abbot's cattle and detained, in the town of Burton St. Lazar, to wit, 8 horses worth £10. (S) De Banco Roll.

1453, Leicestershire. John Belers, esquire, was summoned to answer the abbot of Vaudey in a plea wherefore he took the abbot's cattle … John Bellers says that Roger, the late abbot, held 9 carucates of land in Burton of James Belers, chivaler, as in right of his abbey, by homage, fealty and 40s. to the king's scuttage when it happens, and a rent of 6s 8d. yearly. James Bellers and Margaret his wife had issue John Bellers and died. The services descended to the said John Bellers as son and heir of James and Margaret, which the said John has issue John, who now defends, and died. The abbot states the land was held of Hamon Bellers, ancestor of John Bellers, whose heir John is, from which Hamon the said John descends, namely, as son of John, son of James, son of Ralph, son of Ralph, son of Hamon. The said Hamon Bellers by his charter dated May 1, 2 Edward I [1274] before the passing of the statute de religionis, for the salvation of his soul, &c. granted and confirmed to the abbot and convent of Vaudey in pure and perpetual alms the said 9 carucates of land in Burton, etc. John denies that the charter is the deed of his ancestor Hamon, son of William Bellers. (S) De Banco Roll.

10/20/1468, … John Walton … querents, and John Bellers, esquire, deforciant … 40 pounds sterling. (S) Feet of Fines, Leicester.

2/8/1470, John on a commission of array for Leicester. (S) CPRs.

6/5/1470, John in a record about Saxthorp manor by Edmund Grey, Earl of Kent. (S) Report on the Manuscripts of the Marquess of Lothian, 1905, P55.

1476, John died, leaving the manor of Cranford to his son John and daughter Joan.

(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P350.

Family notes:
• “These tenements finally passed to John Bellers, the son of Elizabeth, the daughter of Anthony, the son of Alice, the daughter of Anketine de Houby”. (S) Cranford St. John, A Hist. of the Co. of Northampton: V3, 1930, P189-192.
• Son John was a page in France in the court of Henry V. When he died, he left his four sisters Joane, Margaret, Ellyn and Maryan as his heirs.

Children of John and Elizabeth:

i. Joan Bellers (475387), born ~1415 in England.

ii. Margaret Bellers, born ? in England.
Margaret became the Lady Prioress at Langley.

iii. Ellyn Bellers, born ? in England.
Ellyn married William Ruskyn of Melton Mowbray.

iv. Mary Bellers, born ~1425 in England.
Bef. 12/7/1434, Mary married Sir Thomas Greene, s/o Sir Thomas Greene & Mary Talbot.
1/18/1461, Thomas died.
9/10/1489, Mary died.

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