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Thursday, June 3, 2010

Lord Mayor Henry Wyman & Dame Agnes Barden

1477130. Lord Mayor Henry Wyman & 1477131. Dame Agnes Barden

1/24/1327, Edward III, age 14, succeeded Edward II as King of England.

~1340, Henry born in Prussia [Germany]. (S) Medieval York, Palliser, 2014, P207.

~1345, Agnes born in England, coheir & d/o 2954262. John de Barden & 2954263. Elizabeth Madet.

By 1369, Henry married Agnes in York, England.

6/1349, The Plague reached Dorset, and had spread across England by the end of 1349.

1369, Plague outbreaks in London, England and Calais, France.

Henry moved to York, England [possibly as part of a business partnership.]

1377, Henry granted proprietorship of an estate at Naburn, near York ... John de Barden one of the grantees. [Likely on his marriage with Agnes.]

6/21/1377, Richard II, age 10, succeeded Edward III as King of England.

8/4/1378 at York, Debtor: Richard Heere of Kingston-on-Hull [E.R., Yorks.]. Creditor: Henry Wyman, merchant [of Yorks]. Amount: £20. Before whom: John de Barden, Mayor of York. (S) UKNA. [John is Agnes’ father.]

1385, Henry, an alien, arrested during a conflict with the merchants of the German Hanse. [Henry Wyman of York, merchant requests that Wesill be ordered to answer to them for the wool bought ... and Wesill has conspired by deceit to postpone their suit at Bruges. (S) UKNA.

1/1388 Henry Wyman, a German merchant and member of the Hanseatic League resident in York, received a grant ‘to be treated, in all things, as a denizen and liege’, in recognition of his long-term residence, his married status, and his contribution to local taxes. Henry was permitted to acquire and sell lands, tenements and rents, was exempted from alien custom rates, and could plead in the king’s courts. [Henry’s request for denization was prompted by the seizure of his goods at York in 1385 in retaliation for the confiscation of English commodities in Prussia, that had caused damage to his business.] (S) Friendly Foreigners, Lambert, 2015.

1388, Henry a baliff of York.

1389, Richard II elevated the Mayor status of York to ‘Lord Mayor’.

1/12/1391, Indenture by which Elizabeth Daunay, daughter and heir of John de Neuton of Snayth, in her widowhood grants to Mag. John de Newton, rector ... and John Daunay of Escrik, all right in all the lands ... she holds in the vills of Escrik, Camelesford and Carlton juxta Snayth ; ... Nicholas Rosselyn, brother of William and John Daunay, ... to hold of Elizabeth and her male heirs by Thomas Daunay, her husband, .... Joan de Neuton, mother of grantor ... Witnesses: ... John Berden, Henry Wyman, ... citizens of York, ... (S) Yorkshire Deeds, V9, 2013, P73.

1391, The Hull customs accounts record wool shipments for Henry. (S) Early Yorkshire Woollen Trade, Lister, 1924, P23.

1396, King Richard II granted the city of York a charter.

5/6/1396, Sp. Ass. Hugh Huls, … William Gascoigne, … Henry Wyman … v. Thomas Ughtred chivaler … in Towethorp in the Thisteles, Briddale and Shadewell. (S) CPRs.

Bef. 5/19/1396, Agnes’ father died.

5/1397, Thomas Gray ... citizens of York, confirm to Alice, who was the wife of John Berden, late citizen of York, all the lordship of Shaddewell ... one tenement upon the Pavement of the city of York ... which Henry Wyman and we have of the gift and feoffment of the said John Burdin, to have and to hold for the term of life of the same Alice, and after the death of the same Alice to remain to Henry Wyman, citizen of York, and to Agnes his wife, and to their heirs of their bodies begotten. And of they died without heir, then to John Daimey and Ellen his wife, another of the daughters, and heir of the said John Berden. (S) Pubs. of the Throesby Society, V1-2, 1891, P5.

05-06/1397, King Richard II visited York and was present at the Corpus Christi festival.

05-06/1399, The Corpus Christi play was performed at the door of Henry Wyman in Conyg-strete. [The number of plays were restricted that year to 12.] (S) Memoirs Ill. Hist. and County of York, 1848, P26.

7/4/1399, Henry Bolingbroke [1st cousin of Richard II] landed at Ravenspur; then proceeded through the Lancastrian lands in the north and took York. [Henry IV invaded while Richard II was in Ireland.]

9/29/1399, Imprisoned Richard II resigned as king of England, succeeded by King Henry IV. [King Henry soon after named Henry’s daughter’s father-in-law, William Gascoigne, as Chief Justice of the King’s Bench.]

5/1401, Henry exported cloth worth £49. (S) Hist. of Co. of York, Tillott, 1961, P97.

11/24/1402, Henry Wyman and William Pound; in the pot of Kyngeston-upon-Hull and in all ports and places thence on the one side as far as Grymesby, and on the other side as far as Hornse. (S) CFRs.

1404-05, Richard Gascoigne, ..., Henry Wyman, ... to grant messuages in Fossgate, York, to 2 chaplains in the church of St. Crux, York, retaining land there. York. (S) UKNA.

5/1405, Richard Scrope, archbishop of York, lead a revolt of in the north against Henry IV. Scrope and other rebels were executed outside the city of York.

1406-09, Henry, Lord Mayor of York. [Many records.]

2/28/1407 at Westminster, License, for 10 marks paid in the hanaper by Richard Gascoigne, ..., Henry Wyman and John Hamerton for them to found a chantry … for the souls of John de Barden, late citizen of York, and ‘Alice’ his wife … (S) CPRs.

9/14/1407, Debtor: Henry Turnour, citizen and merchant of York. Amount: £10. Before whom: Henry Wyman, Mayor of York.

3/5/1408, Commission of oyer and terminer to William Gascoigne, ... Henry Wyman [William’s son married Henry’s daughter], ... county of York ... concerning the erection of wiers, mills, stanks, pales and Kiddles. (S) CPRs.

1408, Henry and his wife Agnes founding members of the Chorpu Christi Gild of York. (S) Piety Fraternity and Power, Crouch, Univ. of York, 1995, P266&267.

9/18/1408, City of York, Henry Wyman, mayor and escheator. (S) CFRs.

10/18/1408, Writ to: Sheriff of City of York. Sent by: Henry Wyman, Mayor of York. (S) UKNA.

7/12/1409, Licence for Richard de Horneby, … to grant in mortmain a messuage in York, … as found by inquisition taken by Henry Wyman, mayor and escheator in the city, … (S) CPRs.

10/12/1409, Debtor: William Whitgift of York, tapicer. ... Before whom: Henry Wyman, Mayor of York. (S) UKNA.

4/30/1410, Release by John Quixlay, citizen of York, ... in Fossegate, York, lying between the lane called Osmondlane to the chiev messuage formerly belonging to John de Barden on one side and the tenement of Henry Wyman ... on the other ... (S) Yorkshire Deeds, V8, 2013, P178.

8/5/1411, Henry died, buried in the church of St. Crux, York. His arms: ‘argent on a chief a fleur de lys between two lozenges argent’ – on his grave slab.

[––Agnes––]

1412, Joanna Gasciogne ‘Domina Johanna Gascon’, admitted to Corpus Christi Guild of York. [Agnes’ daughter.]

1412-13, Dame Agnes Wyman, wife of Henry Wyman, who was mayor in 1406, presented a bowl, lined with silver, bearing the arms of the city of York Cordwainers, to the York Corpus Christi Guild [which is preserved among the treasurers of the York Minister.] (S) Notes and Queries, V86, P52.

9/22/1413, Agnes died, buried in the choire with Henry.

(S) Yorkshire Archaeological Journal, V6, 1881, P372. (S) A Hist. of the County of York, Tillot, 1961. (S) Medieval Merchants, Kermode, 2002. (S) The Antiquities of York City, Hildyard, 1719.

Family notes:

·         1515-18, Plaintiffs: William Gascoigne, knight, great-great-grandson and heir of William Gascoigne, knight, and of Jane, his wife, daughter of Henry Wyman. Defendants: Henry Gascoigne of Micklefield, gentleman. Subject: Detention of deeds relating to messuages and land in Earswick, Towthorpe, and Huntington, late of Richard Gascoigne, esquire, and William Ledes. Yorkshire. (S) UKNA.

Child of Henry and Agnes:

i. Joan Wyman (738565), born 1370 in England.


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