475278. Sir Nicholas Latimer & 475279. Joan Hody
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~1425, John born in Duntish, Dorset, England, s/o 950556. John Latimer & 950557. Margaret Pipard.
~1435, Joan born in England, d/o 950558. Sir John Hody.
Nicholas sheriff of Dorset and Somerset.
12/30/1460, Nicholas fought for Henry IV at the battle of Wakefield where Yorkists the earl of Salisbury was captured, and the Duke of York, and earl of Rutland were killed.
3/29/1461, Nicholas fought as a Lancastrian at the battle of Towton. In 10 hours thousands fell to the sword, lance, and spear. In the aftermath, the bridge over the river collapsed killing many from both sides. This battle was the largest and bloodiest fought on British soil with as many as 30,000 Lancastrian’s killed.
6/28/1461, Edward IV crowned King of England.
1463, Nicholas pardoned.
1466, Nicholas granted some of his former lands, and entered the service of the Duke of Clarence [Yorkist, brother of Edward IV.]
6/3/1468, Nicholas’ act of reversal finally recovered Loxton; but Sir Edward Grey [later Viscount Lisle] apparently refused to deliver the property.
6/19/1468, The Duke of Clarence ruled in Nicholas’ favor; while Nicholas had to pay Grey £100 yearly for 7 years.
6/20/1468, Debtor: Nicholas Latimer, knight [of Newton in Sturminster Newton and Buckland Newton Hundreds, Dorset, and held manor of Alton in Sherborne Hundred. Creditor: Edward Grey, Knight. Amount: £100. (S) UKNA.
1470, Nicholas joined the Duke of Clarence in his revolt; again attained.
10/13/1470, Henry VI restored to the throne.
4/11/1471, Edward IV restored to the throne, partly due to Duke Clarence’s return of support.
5/6/1471, Nicholas, a Yorkist, made knight-banneret after the battle of Tewkesbury. The battle was at the confluence of the Avon and Severn rivers. The Lancanstrians arrived 1st after a 40 mile march and established a strong defensive position. Seeing an opening, Somerset attacked Edward IV at the Yorkist center. He was flanked, and Edward, s/o Henry VI, age 18, was killed in the assault. [The only heir-apparent of England to die in battle.]
1472-75, Nicholas a Knight of the Shire for Dorset.
1475, Nicholas served with the Duke of Clarence in France.
2/18/1478, Duke Clarence executed for treason [sentenced pronounced by the Duke of Buckingham.]
1483, Nicholas, Chamberlain of the Duke of Buckingham. (S) Richard III, Horrox, 1991, P162.
7/6/1483, Richard III crowned King of England. Sir Nicholas Latimer was one of the many earls, lords, and knights in the King’s procession through London. (S) Chronicles of England, Scotland and Ireland, V3, 1808, P398.
By 10/1483, The Duke of Buckingham in a conspiracy with Henry Tudor [later Henry VII] against Richard III. A £1000 reward was put on the Duke’s head.
11/2/1483, The Duke was executed for treason; Nicholas was also named in the associated attainder with treason.
Nicholas pardoned [although he apparently then joined the forces of Henry Tudor.]
8/22/1485, Nicholas fought at the battle of Bosworth as a Lancastrian, ending the 30-year War of the Roses. King Richard III was killed.
10/30/1485, Henry VII crowned King of England. King Henry VII reversed Nicholas’ last attainder, and installed him on the Dorset bench, where he served until his death.
1497, Nicholas joined the southwest insurrection; pardoned after a fine of 400 marks.
2/8/1504, Nicholas wrote his will.
Bef. 4/17/1505, Nicholas of Duntish, co. Dorset, died; the last male of this line, in possession of Zeals Ailesbury manor.
(S) A Gen. and Heraldic Hist. of the Commoners of Great Britain, Burke, 1835, P681. (S) Fasciculus Mervinensis, … Drake, P9. (S) Richard III and His Rivals, Hicks, 1991, P143. (S) Richard III, Ross, 1984, P109.
Child of Nicholas and Joan:
i. Edith Latimer (237639), born ~1455 in England. [Heir]