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Thursday, December 16, 2010

John Bellers Esq. & Elizabeth Houby

1901548. John Bellers Esq. & 1901549. Elizabeth Houby

~1375, John Belers born in England, s/o 3803096. Sir James Bellers & 3803097. Margaret Bernak.

~1380, Elizabeth born in England, d/o 3803098. Anthony Howeby.

9/30/1399, Henry IV succeeded Richard II as King of England.

7/1400, Assignment of dower to Elizabeth widow of Thomas Duke of Norfolk. Leicester: … Assize rents from tenants, … from the heirs of Lady Segrave 2s.; … John Bellers 3d.; … James Bellers, knight, 6s.; … (S) CIsPM.

1403, Conf: John Belers, esq., to Nich. Wymbyssh, John Mapilton, the elder & John Wymbyssh, clerk; 3 messuages with lands & tenements in Flyntham and the third part of a messuage & 2 bovates of land in Houeryngham which I have of the feoffment of Margaret my mother. (S) UKNA.

1403, Quitclaim: Thos. Belers, parson of the church of Howeton to Nich. Wymbysh … all my right & claim which I have in all those lands & tenements which Nich., John & John purchased of John Belers, esq., my brother in the vills of Flyntham & Howeryngham. (S) UKNA.

3/1406, … executors of John Talbot … James Belers, knight, … James’ son John, came with a body of armed men, dragged him, a sick man of 80, away half-naked, and took him to John Belers’ manor of Sysonby, … (S) CCRs.

4/3/1406, Levy to the king's use £100 each of the lands, goods and chattels of John Belers and James Belers the younger, ... writs ordered the said John and James, ... to be before him in parliament ... the said John and James took no heed to appear, pondering not the king's commands. (S) CCRs.

~1421, John died. [John’s father died in 1421.]

[––Elizabeth––]

Elizabeth remarried to Thomas Segrave.

1422, Elizabeth’s father died.

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

5/18/1424, Order to the escheator in the county of Leicester to cause Thomas Segrave and Elizabeth his wife, the daughter and heir of Anthony Howeby, to have full seisin of all the lands which the said Anthony held of the king in chief or was seised of in his demesne as of fee on the day of his death, as the king has taken the fealty of Thomas. (S) CFRs.

4/1426, John, earl Marshall, sued Thomas Segrave and Elizabeth his wife for the next presentation to the church of Houby. Elizabeth [descended from Matilda], calling upon Edmund Pyrely, kinsman [descended from Alice] and heir of John de Kirkeby, presented her descent from John de Kirkeby. (S) The Genealogist, V17, 1901, P108

1427, Elizabeth died.

8/29/1427, Death of Elizabeth late the wife of Thomas Segrave, daughter of Anthony Houby ; Leicester, recorded. (S) CFRs.

2/18/1428, Order to the escheator ... Leicester ; ... an inquisition ... showing that Elizabeth late the wife of Thomas Segrave, the daughter and heir of Anthony Houby, died seised ... lands in Modborne ... and that John Bellers is the son and next heir of the said Elizabeth and of full age ; to cause the said John to have full seisin of the said ... as the king has taken his homage and fealty. (S) CFRs.

(S) Gentry Community, Leicestershire in the 15th Century, Acheson, 2003. (S) Hist. of Northampton, V3, 1930, Cranford St. John. (S) Hist. of Leicester, V5, 1964, Melbourne.

Family notes:

·         5/16/1450, Order to the escheator in the county of Leicester to take the  fealty of (a) Anne late the wife of Thomas Porter esquire, kinswoman and one of the heirs of Robert Straunge, to wit, daughter of Peter the son of William the son of Alice [de Kirby] the sister of Margaret the mother of the said Robert, and (b) John Bellers esquire, the kinsman and other heir of the said Robert, to wit, son of Isabel the daughter of Anthony the son of Maud [de Kirby] the other sister of the said Margaret mother of Robert, make a partition into two equal parts of all the lands, ... (S) CFRs. [The 4th sister Mabel’s heir was her son Robert Grymbaud.]

·         1453 record of son John: Leicestershire … 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. (S) De Banco Roll.

Children of John and Elizabeth:

i. John Bellers (950774), born ~1400 in Leicestershire, England.

ii. Ellen Bellers, born ? in England.

Ellen married William Roskyn.


Monday, December 13, 2010

Sheriff Philip Malpas

1901508. Sheriff Philip Malpas

1408, Philip Malpas, draper, named in the will of Thomas Glynyan, draper, under whom Philip was an apprentice. [Philip likely took over Thomas’ business.]

3/20/1413, Henry V succeeded Henry IV as King of England.

5/10/1413, Debtor: John Lambyn, ... Creditor: Philip Malpas, citizen and draper [merchant] of London. Amount: £12 Before whom: Richard Whittington, Mayor of the Staple of Westminster. (S) UKNA.

10/11/1418, Philip Malpas, draper, through Nicholas Martin of Lucca, alien broker, loaned John Middleton of Calais £80.

7/12/1419, Philip found guilty of ursury and ordered committed to prison until he restored to John Middleton £35. (S) Calendar of Plea and Memoranda Rolls, Jones, 1961.

[––Philip & Johanna––]

By 1421, Philip married Johanna [previously wife of John Beaumond], widow of William Middeltone. [Philip had married his son to John’s daughter Julian.]

8/9/1421, The guardianship of Dionisia, daughter of John Beaumond, late "chaundeller," together with her patrimony, committed by William Cauntbrigge, the Mayor, and the Aldermen, and John Bederenden, the Chamberlain, to Philip Malpas, draper, who married Johanna, [late] wife of William Middeltone, executor of the said John Beaumond, Surieties. (S) CCRs. [Philip’s son Philip married Julian Beaumond.]

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

6/1/1423, John Bryklesworth citizen and draper of London to Thomas Hasele esquire and Philip Malpas citizen and draper of London, …. Gift of all his goods and chattels moveable and immovable, … in the city and suburbs of London, Surrey and elsewhere within the realm. (S) CCRs.

1426, Philip discharged of his guardianship of Dionisia Beaumond.

1428, Philip a juror and auditor of London.

3/1432, Philip Malpas, with John Levyng, commoners, MPs for London; with John Gedney, and William Melreth, aldermen. (S) CCRs.

1433-36, Philip an elector for London.

10/26/1434, Grant by the Mayor and Commonalty to Philip Malpas, draper, late one of the Wardens of the City's Bridge, of an annual rent of £50 charged on lands and tenements assigned to the use of the said Bridge, in recognition of the services and money expended by the said Philip whilst in office. (S) Cal. of Letter Books,  London, Folio 140.

1439, Philip acquired a tenement and 9 shops on Leadenhall street called The Green Gate. (S) The Beauties of England and Wales, V10, Pt3, P247.

7/17/1439, The reply of Robert Marchall and Philip Malpas, Sheriffs of Middx. (S) UKNA.

9/21/1439, Philip Sheriff of London.  (S) Calendar of Letter Books for the City of London. (S) CPRs.

1439-40, Item, for a barge to Westminster and back for the presentation of the sheriffs Robert Marshall and Philip Malpas – 3s 6d. (S) Meidieval Account Books of the Mercers of London, Jefferson, 2016, P541.

2/6/1440, Philip Malpas and Robert Marshall, sheriffs, heard an inquisition at the Guildhall in the ward of Chepe on petition of Robert Enfeld with respect to felonies. (S) CPRs.

9/1/1440, Philip, Sheriff of London, a leader of the conflict between the city of London and the Dean of St. Martins over the matter of sanctuary at St. Martins-le-Grand. (S) UKNA. [They had removed some men seeking sanctuary in the church over debt issues. Philip and the other sheriff, Richard Marchall, argued that the church of St Martin and its precinct were within the jurisdiction of the city of London.]

9/10/1440, The sheriffs, Philip and Robert Marchall, were ordered to restore the men to sanctuary. (S) UKNA.

1440, Philip, sheriff and draper of London, died. [Philip gave £125to relieve poor prisoners in London, …] (S) A Survey of London, Stow, 1842, P42.

Child of Philip and ?:

i. Philip Malpas (950754), born ~1410 in England.


Monday, December 6, 2010

Baron Richard Fiennes & Dame Joan Dacre

950712. Baron Richard Fiennes & 950713. Dame Joan Dacre

~1425, Richard Fenys born in England, s/o 1901424. Sir Roger Fiennes & 1901425. Elizabeth Holand.

1433, Joan born in England, coheir & d/o 1901426. Thomas Dacre & 1901427. Elizabeth Bowet.

6/1446, Richard married Joan. [The marriage arranged by his father. Richard’s younger brother Robert married to Joan’s sister Philippe.]

4/1448, Fine between Thomas Hoo the younger ... querents, and Thomas Dacre, knt., and Elizabeth his wife, deforciants, ... manors and advowsons, ... to ... Thomas and Elizabeth for life. With remainder ... to Robert Fenys and Philippa his wife ... remainder to in default to Richard Fenys and Joan his wife ... (S) IPM of Joan, late the wife of Richard Fenys de Dacre, Knt., 10/23/1486.

Bef. 11/18/1449, Richard’s father died.

7/25/1450, John Brykenden of Ashburnham husbandman, ..., entered Richard’s close and buildings at Ewhurst, consumed £40 worth of crops and threatened his tenants.

2/9/1452, Commission … the king’s adversary of France is about to come in person with a great army … to find out who will contribute to the execution of the king’s purpose at his own costs … to John, earl of Arundel, John, earl of Worcester, … Richard Fenys, Thomas Hoo, … in Surrey and Sussex. (S) CPRs.

10/20/1452, “… Surrey … Endorsement: Richard Fiennes {Fenys}, Sheriff, …”. (S) UKNA.

1452, Richard, High Sheriff of Surrey and Sussex. (S) UKNA.

Aft. 11/8/1452, Richard knighted.

Bef. 1/5/1457, Thomas, father of Joan, died before his father, Thomas, 6th Lord Dacre.

Bef. 1458, Joan heir to her sister Philippe, wife of Sir Robert Fiennes.

1/15/1458, The death of Thomas, 6th Lord Dacre, Richard heir. Humphrey, a younger son of Thomas, 6th Lord Dacre, contested the award.

11/7/1458, Richard declared Baron Dacre of the South in right of his wife by patent of King Henry VI. Joan inherited about 60 manors. (S) UKNA, Danny Archives.

1459-1482, Richard summoned to parliament as Baron Dacre.

1459, Joan age 26.

1460, “… John Neville, of Middleham, knight; …; Margaret of Anjou, Queen of England; …; Richard Fenys of Herstmonceux, knight; …” (S) UKNA.

1460-65, “Richard Fenys, knt., Lord Dacre, and Joan his wife, daughter of Thomas Dacre, knt., and Elizabeth his wife. v. John Heydon …”. (S) UKNA.

7/10/1460, Richard fought at the battle of Northampton, a Yorkist victory, for the earls of Warwick and March. Yorkist forces numbering over 20,000 faced a smaller royal army with their backs against the river Nene. The battle lasted less than an hour. 300 Lancastrians were killed. King Henry VI was captured.

2/17/1461. Richard, a Yorkist, fought at the 2nd battle of St. Albans. In a snow storm, half the Yorkist forces were killed. King Henry VI was left sitting under a tree for the Lancastrian forces. Warwick and the Duke of Norfolk escaped.

3/14/1461, Edward [earl of March] proclaimed himself King Edward IV as the rightful heir.

3/29/1461, Richard a commander of Yorkist forces, with a wind at their back in a blinding snow storm giving their archers and spearmen a significant advantage, began the battle of Towton, Yorkshire. In 6 hours thousands fell to the sword, lance, and spear. This battle was the largest and bloodiest fought on British soil. As many as 28,000 died at the battle. (S) The Wars of the Roses, Weir, 1995, P279.

6/28/1461, Edward IV crowned at Westminster, beginning the House of York.

11/18/1461, Richard Quatmayns, esquire, ..., querents, and Richard Fenys, knight, and Joan, his wife, deforciants. The manor of Ascote. Richard Quatmayns, ... have given them 200 pounds sterling. (S) Feet of Fines, Oxfordshire.

7/30/1462, Commission to … Richard Fenys of Dacre, knight, … to levy sums of money … and to find able watchmen … (S) CPRs.

Aft. 9/1464, Richard, Chamberlain to Queen Elizabeth, wife of Edward IV; and Sheriff of Sussex.

1465, Sir Richard Fenys received £6 13s 4d as Steward of the Castle Lordship and Rape of Pevensey. (S) Household of Queen Elizabeth Woodville, Myers,

10/13/1466, Richard. Fenys, kt., and wife Joan (heiress of Thomas Dacre, kt., deceased) granting manors [named] in Cumberland, Westmoreland, Lincolnshire, and Lancashire which had been taken into the King's hand at the attainder of the said Thomas. Dacre, kt., deceased. (S) Essex Records Office, D/DL F161.

10/13/1470, Henry VI restored to the throne.

10/27/1470, Commission to the king’s kinsmen George, duke of Clarence, and Richard, Earl of Warwick and Salisbury, Hugh Courtenay, knight, John Arundel, knight, … to enquire into felonies, … Cornwall … Richard Fenys of Dacre, knight, John Fenys, knight, …” (S) UKNA.

4/11/1471, Edward IV entered London and took King Henry prisoner.

4/14/1471, Richard fought at the battle of Barnet fighting for Edward IV. Kind Edward IV defeated and killed Richard Neville, earl of Warwick, “the Kingmaker.” A heavy fog limited visibility. A combined total of 1000 knights died. Both handguns [relatively new] and cannon were used during the fight.

5/4/1471, Richard fought at the battle of Tewkesbury, a Yorkist victory. 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 the Lancastrians were routed.

2/8/1473, “Humphrey Dacre, who was convicted and of high treason in the parliament … later pardoned, … asks that the acts attainting them might be considered null and void … Thomas, Lord Dacre, father of petitioner; …; Ralph, Earl of Westmorland, father of Philippa Dacre; Richard Fenys, Lord Dacre, knight; Joan, wife of Richard Fenys; …” (S) UKNA.

1473, Richard awarded the title Baron Dacre of the South by King Edward, Joan’s uncle Humphrey received most of the estates. [This effectively made Joan the “Baroness” of the family.] (S) UKNA, Danny Archives.

1473, Joan’s uncle Sir Randolph Dacre had his attainder reversed, giving Joan additional lands.

4/8/1475, “… the said Richard Fenys, Knight, in right of the said Johane his wife, and the heires of her bodie lawfullie begotten, be repute, had, named and called the Lord Dacre, … keepe, have, and use the same seat and place in everie of Our Parliaments, as the said Thomas Dacre, Knight, late Lord Dacre, had used and kept.” [The Thomas Dacre being referred to is the grandfather.] (S) Collectanea Topographica et Genealogica, V5, P320.

1475, Richard, Privy Councillor to the Queen.

1477-1483, Richard Fenys of Dacre, knight, on commissions for peace in Sussex. (S) CPRs.

10/24/1478, “Letter of attorney … By James Hawte, … to Sir Thomas Grey, knight, Marquis of Dorset; Sir Anthony Wydvyle, knight, Lord Rivers; Sir William Hastings, knight, Lord Hastings; Sir Richard Fynys [Fiennes] knight, Lord Dacre; Sir Walter Devereux, knight, Lord Ferrers; …”. (S) UKNA.

1482, Richard, Baron Dacre, summoned to parliament.

6/26/1483, Richard III succeeded Edward V as King of England.

11/25/1483, Richard died, leaving his grandson Thomas as heir.

11/4/1484, IPM of Richard Fenys in Sussex.

 [––Joan––]

1484, Grant to Joan Fenys, lady Dacre, Richard Fenys esq. and Thomas Oxenbrigge, gent. of the custody of all the landed properties of Richard Fenys, kt., late lord Dacre. (S) CPRs.

8/22/1485, Henry VII succeeded Richard III as King of England.

10/13/1485, Joan wrote her will: My body to be buried in the quire of All Saints at Hurstmonceaux, between the high altar and the tomb of Sir Richard Fynes, Knight, my late husband; to Thomas son of Sir John Fynes, Knight, ... To Edward Fynes, brother of the said Thomas ... to Elizabeth Lady Clinton, and Thomas Fynes, my son and daughter, all my chattels. I appoint my sons Thomas and William Fynes, and Thomas Oxenbridge, my executors. (S) Testamenta Vetusta, Nicholas, 1826, P390.

2/13/1485, IPM of Richard Fenys, knight, Lord Dacre. He was seised of the under-mentioned manor and lands &c., and died 25 November, 1 Richard III. Thomas Fenys, aged 14 years and more, is his kinsman and heir, to wit, son of John Fenys, knight, his son. Kent: Manor or lordship of Codeham, with all the lands &c. pertaining thereto, worth 20 marks, held of the king in chief by knight-service. (S) CIsPM.

3/8/1486, Joan died, leaving her grandson Thomas as heir.

10/23/1486, IPM of Joan, late the wife of Richard Fenys de Dacre, Knt, widow. [See 4/1448 record.] Her heir, her grandson Thomas, age 16.

(S) UKNA. (S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P731. (S) GBPRO, Roll Series, 1877, P109.

Children of Richard and Joan: [5 sons, 1 daughter]

i. John Fiennes (475356), born 1447 in England.

ii. Sir Thomas Fiennes, born ? in England.

Thomas marrie Anned Urswick, widow of John Doreward.

1480, Thomas sheriff of Sussex. (S) UKNA.

1485, Sir Thomas, Lord Dacre, fought at the battle of Bosworth for the Yorkists.

2/8/1525, Thomas died.

iii. Elizabeth Fiennes, born ? in England.

Elizabeth married John, 6th Lord Clinton.


Sunday, December 5, 2010

Lord William Lovell & Lady Alesia Deincourt

950708. Lord William Lovell & 950709. Lady Alesia Deincourt

1397, William born in England, s/o 3802794. John Lovel & 3802795. Eleanor la Zouche.

1405, Alice born in England, d/o 1901418. Lord John Deincourt & 1901419. Joan Gray.

5/11/1406, Alesia’s father died.

5/1/1407, Licence, for 20 marks paid in the hanaper by Joan Deyncourt, daughter and heiress of Robert Grey of Rotherfeld, ‘chivaler,’, deceased, for her to enfeoff Alesia late the wife of William de Eyncourt, ‘chivaler,’, … of the manor of Duston, co. Northampton, held in chief, …  with successive remainder to William Deyncourt her son … Alesia and Margaret his sisters … (S) CPRs.

9/10/1408, John’s father died.

12/6/1408, Alesia’s mother died, her brother William the heir.

3/20/1413, Henry V succeeded Henry IV as King of England.

10/19/1414, William heir to his father John.

1/24/1415, Writ for IPM of John Lovell, knight. … Norfolk: He held nothing in Norfolk. He died on 19 Oct. last. William his son and heir is aged 17 years and more. … Oxford: King’s Sutton, the manor, … Minster Lovell, the reversion of the manor after the death of Maud, widow of John Lovell, knight, his father. She is still living … (S) CIsPM.

8/13/1415, King Henry V’s force of 12,000 landing at the mouth of the Seine at Harfleur.

9/22/1415, English capture Harfleur after a siege.

10/25/1415, William one of the “lances” at the battle of Agincourt with the Duke of Gloucester. The English longbows gave “a terrifying hail of arrow shot.” French estimate of their own dead of 4,000 would imply a ratio of nearly 9 to 1 in favour of the English.

1417, William retained to serve the King Henry V with 6 men at arms, and archers in the wars in France; and before the end of the year to serve at sea with 2 men at arms and 4 archers.

10/6/1421, William served again in the wars in France. King Henry V began the siege of Meaux, France, which did not end until 5/9/1422.

8/31/1422, Henry V died in France at the siege of Meaux; Henry VI, and infant, succeeding.

1422, Alice’s brother William, Lord D'Eyncourt, died, his wife Elizabeth [Beaumont] surviving.

1422-3, “Divers Counties: D'Eyncourt lands: Extent of the possessions of Alice and Margaret, co-heiresses of William, Lord D'Eyncourt.” [William their brother.]

2/1/1423, Alice and Margaret sisters and heirs of William son and heir of John Deyncourt knight and of Joan his wife, who died within age in ward of the late king, ought not by reason of any statute or by the common law to be married without licence of the now king, they shall not so marry. (S) CCRs.

5/4/1423, William heir to his paternal grandmother Maud (7605589).

1423, William, age 24, took livery of his lands after doing homage to Henry VI [age 1]; inherited by descent of John, Lord Lovel his father, and Maud, heir & d/o Robert de Holland, his grandmother.

2/14/1424, William on a commission of oyer and terminer with Warwick, Stafford, and knights William Ferrers of Groby, Ralph Cromwell, … county of Warwick. (S) CPRs.

[––William & Alice––]

1424, William, 7th Lord Lovel, married Alice.

7/4/1424, To the escheator in Norhamptonshire. Order to take the fealty of William Lovell knight, who has taken to wife Alice sister of William son and heir of John Deyncourt knight, … (S) CCRs.

1426-1456, William summoned to parliament.

11/6/1429, Henry VI crowned king of England.

1429, William retained to serve the King Henry VI [age 7] with 29 men at arms, and 80 archers in France. [Charles VI had been crowned, and claimed the throne of France, which since 1422 had belonged to Henry VI through his mother.]

4/1/1430, William lord Lovell and Holande to Henry archbishop of Canterbury, Alice dame Deyncourte, … Charter with warranty of the manor and castle of Werdour, … (S) CCRs.

9/24/1432, Lands of Alice late the wife of William Deyncourt, knight, the elder, who held in dower and otherwise for life after the death of the said William of the inheritance of Alice wife of William Lovell knight and Margaret wife of Ralph Cromwell, knight, the sisters and heirs of William Deyncourt knight the son and heir of John Deyncourt knight the brother and heir of Ralph Deyncourt the son and heir of the said William Deyncourt knight the elder. (S) CFRs.

1433, Margaret de Arundel, widow of Lord Roos, received a book of Gospels in French from Alesia, Lady Deyncourt. (S) Growth of English Schooling, Moran, 2014, P155.

8/11/1433, Order to the escheator county Lincoln to make a partition into two equal parts … lands … which Alice late the wife of William Deyncourt, knight, the elder, … in dower of the inheritance of Alice (whom William Lovel, knight, has taken to wife), one of the sisters and heirs of William Deyncourt, knight, the son and heir of John Deyncourt, knight, the elder, and Margaret wife of Ralph Cromwell, knight, the other sister and heir … the king has taken homage and fealty from William Lovell by reason of his having issue by Alice his wife, and the fealty of Ralph Cromwell. (S) CFRs.

2/26/1434, William de Lovell, knight, William le Zouche, knight … Commission … to treat with the important persons in the county for a considerable loan to the king … Northampton. (S) CPRs.

3/1434, William’s mother died.

6/12/1434, William Lovell, wirt of liver setting forth inquisition finding that Eleanor who was the wife of John Lovell, Kt., held in dower on the day she died, 30 acres of land and 10 acres of meadow, and 38s. 3d. rent, in Wich-Malbank and Copenha,; that the reversion of the same pertained to William son and heir of the aforesaid John and Eleanor ; … 40 acres of land … the said Eleanor died on Monday next after the Feast of St. Gregory the Pope “last past” and that the said William was next heir. (S) Rpt. of the Dep. Keeper, V37, 1876, P477.

3/28/1436, “Joan Gage … to William [Lovel] Lord of Lovell and Holand, …”. (S) UKNA.

1437-38, “William, Lord Lovell of Holand to William West: Grant, …”. (S) UKNA.

10/14/1440, John Thorp of Elyngton, … for not appearing before … late justicies of the Bench, to answer William Lovell, knight, touching a plea of trespass against him … Northampton. (S) CPRs.

3/15/1442, Licence for William, bishop of Lincoln, … to grant to Ralph Cromwell, knight, and Margaret his wife, William Lovell, knight, and Alesia his wife a messuage, garden, … to hold to them and the heirs of Margaret and Alesia by the services due … (S) CPRs.

6/25/1442, William and wife Alice, Ralph and wife Margaret [sister of Alice], and 4 others found a chantry for the souls of “Alice [Alice’s grandmother] late the wife of William Deyncourt, knight, John Deyncourt, knight, and Joan his wife [Alice’s parents] …” (S) CPRs.

11/1442, Alice and her sister Margaret coheirs of their cousin Robert Deincourt.

3/1/1446, William Lovell of Rotherfield Grays, esq, brother of William Lovell, kt and Elizabeth the wife of William Lovell, esq to John Denysshe, esq for life. The manor of Exceat with fisheries [Sussex]. (S) UKNA.

11/4/1446, Grant of William Lovell, knight, to John Lovell knight and Joan his wife, to hold to them and to the heirs of the said John, together with the advowson of the church … (S) Works of the Camden Soc., Iss34.

1447, In consideration of his services “in foreign parts”, and by reason of infirmity, William given a special exemption from attending parliament.

12/12/1447, Licence, for £10. Paid … for John, archbishop of Canterbury, William, bishop of Lincoln, Hunphrey, duke of Buckingham, William, marquis and earl of Suffolk, William Lovell, knight, Ralph Cromwell, knight, … to found a gild in the parish church of Thame of themselves and others; … (S) CPRs.

2/14/1448, Order to the escheator in the county of Northampton ; … inquisition … Elizabeth late lady Deyncourt on the day of her death held a third part of the manor of Duston of the endowment of William lord Deyncourt (brother of Alice), knight, late her husband, with reversion to Alice wife of William lord Lovell knight, and to Margaret wife of Ralph lord Cromwell knight, the sisters and heirs of the said William lord Deyncourt … (S) CFRs.

8/1/1449, William lord de Lovell, knight, on a commission to collect the 15th and 10th in the county of  Oxford. (S) CFRs.

5/1450, Richard Vernon ... complaintants, and William Lovell, Knight, and Alesia his wife deforciants of the manor of Yoxhall, in co. Stafford, and the manors of Askham, Drynghouse and Baynton, in co. York. ... for the grant the complaintants gave them 1000 marks. (S) Coll.’s Hist. Staffordshire, V11, 1890, P247.

1451, William made Constable of the castle of Wallingford on the death of the Duke of Suffolk.

4/16/1452, Commission de kidellis to … William Lovell, knight, lord of Lovell, … (S) CPRs.

6/25/1452, “Letter of attorney by John Talbot, Viscount de Lisle, William, lord of Lovell, …”. (S) UKNA.

6/8/1453, William lord Lovell knight, Edmund Hampden knight, Richard Drayton esquire ; £331 15d ; in the county of Oxford to impoverished towns. (S) CFRs.

6/13/1454, William died. “... finding of an inquisition, viz., that William Lovell, Kt., died seized ... by the name of William, Lord of Lovell, Burnell, and Holand ... died on 13th of June “last” past, and that John Lovell, Kt., was his son and heir, and of 22 years on the morrow of Easter “last past”. (S) Dep. Keeper of Public Records, V37, 1876, P481. [Date of record: 8/13/1455.]

[––Alice––]

6/14/1455, Writ of diem clausit extremum to the escheator(s) in the counties after the death of William Lovell, knight ; Oxford and Berks ; Essex and Hertford ; Wilts ; Northampton ; Warwick and Leicester ; Stafford ; Salop ; Buckingham ; Surrey ; Kent ; York ; London (Stephen Forster, mayor and escheator) ; Gloucester and the adjacent marches of Wales ; Worcester ; city of York (Richard Lemyngton, mayor and escheator). (S) CFRs.

1455, Alice heir to her sister Margaret, wife of Ralph, Lord Cromwell.

1455, Petitioner. Alice Lovell, widow of William Lovell, knight. Lovell requests the grant of letters patent in the form of ... a licence that Lovell can have, enter and be seised in the lands, estates, offices and rights of Margaret her sister whose heir she is, of which she was seised in fee tail and those that should descend to her after the death of Margaret's husband. (S) UKNA.

1455-60, Letter of John, Lord Lovell, to his father-in-law, Vicount Beaumont. ‘Right worshipful, and my most best-beloved lord father, ... In the letter, John’s mother Alice commends herself to Viscount Beaumont. (S) Original Letter, Fenn, 1787, P-xlii.

3/1456, Alice’s petition to be seised of her sister Margaret’s lands granted by the King. (S) UKNA.

1456, “Alice, widow of William, Lord Lovell v Robert Echard, clerk: Entitlement to certain estates in Nottinghamshire …”. (S) UKNA.

10/21/1456, Order to the escheator in the county of Northampton [11 counties listed] to take the fealty of John Lovell knight, son and heir of William Lovell knight, and cause him to have full seisin of all the lands, … saving to Alice late the wife of the said William her reasonable dower of all the said lands. (S) CFRs.

7/28/1459, King Henry VI to Alice Lovell, late the wife of William Lovell, knt., Lady Deyncourt, daughter and heir of John Deyncourt, knt. and her heirs and assigns, grant of a fair at Woodburn, Buckinghamshire. (S) Gazetteer of Markets and Fairs to 1516.

3/1460, Alice, Lady Lovel, dismissed as governess of Prince Edward of Lancaster as he was “committed to the rule and teaching of men.” (S) The Wars of the Roses, Weir, 1995, P238.

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

Bef. 1/8/1463, Alice married Ralph Boteller, Lord Sudeley.

1/9/1465, Alice’s son and heir John died, leaving as his heir a son Francis.

2/10/1473, Alice died.

5/1474, … Grant of an annual rent of 50 marks … to Francis lord Lovell (grandson), the heirs of Alice late wife of William lord Lovell, mother of the William Lovell lord Morley … (S) CCRs.

(S) Perrage of England, Collins, 1812, P342. (S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P525, P795. (S) CPRs.

Family notes:

·         ~1440, William started construction on Minster Lovell manor.

Children of William and Alice: [4 sons]

i. John Lovel (475354), born 4/1432 in England.

ii. William, Lord Lovel de Morley, born ? in England.

William married Eleanor Morley, heir & d/o Robert, Lord Morley.


Saturday, December 4, 2010

Sir William Paston & Agnes Berry

184644. Sir William Paston & 184645. Agnes Berry  

1378, William born in Paston, England, heir & s/o 369288. Clement Paston & 369289. Beatrice de Somerton. [Paston is on the coast in Norfolk.]

9/30/1399, Henry IV became King of England.

~1400, Agnes born in Harlingbury Hall, Hertfordshire, England, coheir & d/o 369290. Sir Edmund Berre & 369291. Alice Gerbridge.

1412, William in the public records in Norwich City as a counsel [paid by the Mayor.]

3/20/1413, Henry V became King of England.

1413, William made steward of all the courts and letes belonging to Richard Courtney Bishop of Norwich, who settled on him £5 per ann. …, and a livery yearly … out of his wardrobe of woollen cloth and fur, such as the other peers, or nobles of his retinue received yearly.

1414, William called with others to mediate a dispute over the election process for mayors of Norwich.

5/28/1415, Appointment by Roger Heylesdon … to deliver seisin to …, William Paston, …, Edmund Feyerhede chaplain … of lands etc. in Bixley, … (S) UKNA.

1415, William became steward to John Mowbray, Duke of Norfolk.

4/1/1418, William, a feoffee of Robert Mautby esquire, given specific instructions in Robert’s will.

1419, William a witness to the will of Sir Thomas Hengrave of Suffolk, of whom William was one of Thomas’ feoffees.

1419, Feast of Corpus Christi, William named an executor of his father’s will.

1419, William’s father died.

1419-20, The city of Norwich paid 7s 6d for 3 yards of cloth for the vesture for William.

3/24/1420, William married Agnes; receiving the manors of Oxned and Marlingford in Norfolk, and Horwellbury in Herts. [Date of marriage contract.]

9/1/1420, Appointment by John Hevenyngham knight, … as attorneys to deliver seisin to William Paston of Paston and Agnes his wife daughter of Edmund Berre knight and Alice his wife in the manor of Oxnead, the advowson of the church of the said manor, and lands in Oxnead, Skeyton, Brampton, Burgh, Tuttington, Marsham and Aylsham formerly of Francis who was wife of Robert Salle knight or William Trussell knight her nephew and heir. (S) UKNA, MC 170/5, 634 x 3(a).

1421, William a witness to the will of Joan, wife of Sir Thomas Hengrave of Suffolk.

12/29/1421, On her deathbed, Joan, wife of Sir Thomas Hengrave, request William and others to reduce the amount of money designated for her 2nd husband.

7/16/1422, “Grant by Thomas de Kerdeston, to … Edmund Berry, knights, William Paston, …, of the manors of Bulcamp and Henham, …: Suff.” (S) UKNA.

8/13/1422, Henry VI became King of England.

1423-24, Norwich paid messengers sent to William, then in London, for advice.

1426, William made serjeant at law.

~1426, William was threatened with death. He declared his enemies to be Bishop of Bromholm, Aslak of Sprouston, and widow Julian Herberd of Thormham.

7/1426, William and Thomas Poye granted a market fair and free-warren of the manor of Shipden.

1427, William bought the manor of Gresham from Thomas Chaucer.

By 1429, William knighted.

10/15/1429, William became a Judge of the Court of Common Pleas with a salary of 110 marks [£73, 6s, 8d.], with 2 robes more than the ordinary allowance. [William was also of the King’s council for his dutchy of Lancaster, and a knight.]

1/1432, A Fine levied in the King’s court at Westminster before … John Martyn, … and William Paston, justices, and other the king’s leiges then present … (S) CFRs.

8/24/1432, “Grant by John Aslak, of Crosthweyt, … called 'Stalham Halle', …, which the grantors had of the feoffment of Edmund Berry, knight, William Paston, of Paston, …” (S) UKNA.

9/30/1433, William named supervisor in his father-in-law’s will; Agnes named the executor.

Bef. 10/12/1433, Agnes’ father died.

1433, A petition brought against William by William Dalling [dismissed.]

2/16/1434, “1. John Tyrell, kt. 2. Brian Stapilton, kt. John Cottesmore. William Paston. (1) to (2), custody of land (10a.) in Aldeburgh formerly of John Mauteby, esq., deceased.” (S) UKNA.

12/5/1435, To the escheator in Suffolk. Order to take the fealty of Simon Felbrygge, Brian Stapulton knights, William Paston of Paston …, and to give them livery of the manors and advowsons … that Joan who was wife of Bartholomew Bacoun knight at her death held … (S) CCRs.

8/7/1437, “Memorandum, … a grant of Letters of Patents made by Henry the Sixth, … that William Paston … was Sergeant to Hen. the Fourth & Hen. the Fifth, and was one of the Judges of Hen. the Sixth the same year. … That he should not be sent beyond the seas, Nor should be returned of any Jury of attaint ; and besides this there is sett downe that he was of the said King’s Councell for the Duchy of Lancaster.”

1438, The prior of Bromholm gave William ‘for his good services in the law’, 16 acres of land at Baketon; and the abbot of Bury granted him a letter of confraternity, whereby he partook of all the prayers of that abbey both alive and dead.

1439, William a trier of petitions in Parliament.

1440, Agnes wrote a letter to William about the gentlewoman, an acquaintance of her son John.

1440-41, Order by the King to William Alnewyke, Bishop of Lincoln, … and others to make over to William Paston and Agnes his wife and Thomas Bardolf, esquire, and Aline his wife the manor of Frostenden, 6 messuages, land and rent in Frostenden, Uggeshall, Henham, Stoven, Brampton, Sotterley, Worlingham, Covehithe (Northalys), and other places which Henry Pesenhale gave to John Byskele in tail, and which after the death of the said John and others came to the said Agnes and Aline; (Suff.) (S) UKNA, E 210/9527.

1442, Eleanor, widow of Robert Mauteby, wrote to William from Wilby, Northamptonshire.

2/14/1442, To William Paston late one of the justices appointed to take assizes, juries and certificates in Hertfordshire, Essex, Kent, Surrey, Sussex and Middlesex. Order to have all writs, … of assizes … which are not yet determined, … before himself and John Fortescu the justices now so appointed. (S) CCRs.

1442-43, William Paston to close high roads in Paston and Oxnead, Norfolk. (S) UKNA.

1443, A friar named Hauteyn contested [unsuccessfully] Agnes’ claim to several manors.

1444, “Willelmus Paston de Paston” of Norfolk wrote his will. (S) UKNA. [William left Horwellbury, Hertford, to Agnes, and directed that all lands not mentioned in his will (except Sweynthorpe) should go to his two younger sons William and Clement.]

8/13/1444, William died, buried in the chapel of Our Lady of Norwich Cathredal [Norfolk]. He had possession of East Beckham, Oxnead, Shipden and Ropers in Cromerk, Gresham, Woodhall in Great Palgrave, and Sporle and Sheethall in Cressingham.

[––Agnes––]

Aft. 9/15/1444, A letter of Sir Roger Chamberleyn informs Agnes of the conditions associated with Sir William selling the manor of Walsham.

2/4/1445, Agnes wrote a letter to her son Edmond in law school. Agnes mentions their property in Trunch. (S) The Paston Letters, Davis, 1999, P8. [Edmond died 3/21/1449 in London.]

1449, Agnes asked her son John to send to her son William at Cambridge some books.

By 1466, Agnes had created the manor Paston from the lands of Clement Paston, Bromholm Priory, and Hugh atte Fenn.

1466, Agnes wrote her will leaving Horwellbury to her sons William and Clement.

By 1449, Agnes wrote a letter to her son John. (S) The Paston Letters, Davis, 1999, P22.

1451, Agnes in a dispute with the villagers of Paston over the building of a wall.

1454, Agnes made an indenture with her son John for her daughter Elizabeth to marry John Clopton, paying 400 marks.

3/14/1461, Edward [earl of March] proclaimed himself King Edward IV as the rightful heir. [Beginning a civil war.]

~1466, Agnes made complaints about her son John’s intrusion on her property rights.

Aft. 1469, Agnes moved from Paston to live with her son William in London at Warwick’s Inn.

Agnes wrote her will: “A note taken out of the last Will & Testamt of Agnes Berrye, wife to Justice Paston, proving her descent from Gerbredge and Berrye, viz., Also I bequesth to the whight fryers of ye said City of Norwich, for I am there a suster, to helpe to pay hir debts xxli, wch I will be gathered of the arrerage of my lyvelode. Also I bequeath to the Auter of Gracion of the said House, wheras mine husband and I have a ppetuall masse, a vestment which they have for a Prist to judge in of rede satern. Also to the mendinge of ye chappell of our Ladie within the said place, wheras Sr Thomas Gerbredge, my grandfather, & Dame Elizabeth his wife, & Sr Edmond Berrye, my father, & Dame Alice his wife, be buried, and Clement Paston, my sonn.”

8/18/1479, Agnes died; buried beside William. [The chapel was demolished between 1573–1589.]

(S) A Gen. and Heraldic Hist. … Burke, 1888, P401. (S) The Paston Letters, A.D. 1422-1509, Gairdner, 1904. (S) De Laudibus Legum Angliae:, Fortescue, 1999, Pxiii. (S) DNB, Stephen, 1895. (S) Norfolk Archaeology, V4, 1855. (S) Agnes’ Pedigree. (S) The Paston Family in the Fifteenth Century, Richmond, 2000. (S) Paston Letter and Papers, Part 1, Davis, 1971. (S) Hist. of Norfolk, V6, 1807, Oxnead & Great-Cressingham.

Family notes:

·         William’s names appears in court records every year between 1429 and his death.

Children of William and Agnes: [5 sons, 2 daughters]                                                                                              

i. Sir John Paston, born 10/10/1421 in Paston, Norfolk, England.

1441, John, age 19, married Margaret Mawtby, heir & d/o John, age 18.

1445, Petitioners: John Paston, son and heir of William Paston, Justice of Common Pleas. (S) UKNA.

1459, John made an agreement with John Fastolf to build a college at Caister for a fee of 4000 marks.

9/20/1465, John wrote his last letter to his wife from Fleet prison.

2/1466, John released from prison.

5/22/1466, John died.

11/4/1484, Margaret died.

ii. Edmund Paston, born 1425 in Paston, Norfolk, England.

3/1449, Edmund died at age 24 in London.

iii. Elizabeth Paston, born ~1429 in Paston, Norfolk, England.

1457-58, Elizabeth, unmarried, living in London.

1458, Elizabeth married Robert Poynings, 2nd s/o Robert, 4th Lord Poynings.

[Multiple marriages.]

2/1/1488, Elizabeth died.

iv. William Paston (92322), born 5/28/1434 in Paston, Norfolk, England.

v. Clement Paston, born ? in Paston, Norfolk, England.

vi. Henry Paston, born ? in Paston, Norfolk, England.


Lord William Paston Esq. & Lady Anne Beaufort

92322. Lord William Paston Esq. & 92323. Lady Anne Beaufort

5/28/1434, William Paxton born in Paston, Norfolk, England, 3rd s/o 184644. William Paston & 184645. Agnes Berry.

3/24/1443, Anne born at Baynard castle in London, 3rd d/o 184678. Edmund Beaufort & 184679. Lady Eleanor Beauchamp.

1444, William’s father wrote his will directing that all lands not mentioned in his will (except Sweynthorpe) should go to his two younger sons William and Clement.

8/14/1444, William’s father died, his older brother John the heir.

1445, John Paston, son and heir to the late William Paston, one of the justices of the Common Pleas, beseeches … a writ of diem clausit extremum … that one William Paston, son of the said William Paston named in the same writ is son and heir of the same William and under the age of 16 years. Whereas … the said William who by the said office is found to be son and heir is the youngest of 3 sons of the said William named in the writ and not heir, and has two brothers, John and Edmund, older than him and of full age. (S) Parliament Rolls, 2005. [This was in response to an IPM in Norfolk that had named William as the heir.]

4/1449, William at Cambridge, age 15.

1449, Agnes [William’s mother] asked her son John to send to her son William, at Cambridge, some books.

1452-53, William wrote his brother John mentioning other family members as well as Richard, Duke of York, Henry Holland, Duke of Exeter, and Edmund Beaufort, Duke of Somerset.

1/29/1459, William wrote his brother John mentioning the capture of Lord Rivers.

5/2/1460, William told his brother John in a letter that James Arblaster, also in service of the earl of Oxford, ‘can labor well a-monge lordys’.

3/14/1461, Edward [earl of March] proclaimed himself King Edward IV as the rightful heir. [Beginning a civil war.]

9/6/1454 from London, William wrote his brother John mentioning the “pestilence” as being in London, and of being in the King’s chamber when Thomas Bouchier [of the see of Canterbury] “received his cross” and did homage.

1456, William in London to negotiate administration of deceased Lord Fastolf’s estate.

2/23/1462, John de Vere, earl of oxford, tried by John Tiptoft, earl of Worcester, and convicted of treason. After the earl’s execution, William continued in service to the Countess.

5/12/1462, Friar John Mowth wrote John Paston a letter discussing his brother William, living in London, and a knight, Sir Thomas Todenham, that had been put to death.

1/28/1464, William mentioned in a letter of Henry Berry, a relative of his mother, written to his cousin, John Paston, Esq.

1465, Edward IV captured Henry VI and put him in the Tower of London.

1465-71, William, JOP for Norfolk.

5/22/1466, William’s oldest brother and family heir John died.

7/1466, John Paston’s son John secured a statement from King Edward IV that he and his uncles William and Clement were “gentlement discended lineally of worshipfull blood sithen the Conquest hither.”

1466, Agnes [William’s mother] wrote her will leaving Horwellbury to her sons William and Clement.

7/16/1468, King Edward  granted a pardon and release to William Paston, Esq. son of William de Paston, late one of the judges of the King's Bench, of Henry, late King of England, for all treasons and crimes whatever [the chief crime being adhering to Henry VI].

[––William & Anne––]

~1468, William married Anne in London.

4/10/1469, William named in a letter of Lord Scales to J. Paston.

Aft. 1469, William’s mother Agnes moved from Paston to live with William in London.

10/3/1470, Henry VI regained the throne of England. [Earl of Warwick & Duke of Clarance effectively ruling.]

1/1473, William, a feoffee of Elizabeth, dowager Countess of Oxford, refused to give up his lands to Richard, Duke of Gloucester [later Richard III, who had put Elizabeth under duress] even when told it would “cost hym that he loved best.” [William was eventually forced by the Chancery to give up the lands.]

1473-74, William JOP for Norfolk.

5/4/1471, Anne became co-heir of her brother Edmund, Duke of Somerset, killed after the Battle of Tewkesbury.

5/11/1471, Edward IV regained the crown after the Battle of Tewkesbury. [In which Edward, the heir of Henry VI was killed.]

12/9/1471, William pardoned by King Edward IV.

1472, William M.P. for Newcastle-under-Lyme.

1474, William living in London at Warwick’s Inn near Newgate.

1475, William councillor to the Duke of Buckingham.

1477, William M.P. for Gt Bedwin.

8/1478, William reported that the Duke of Buckingham was making a pilgrimage to Walsingham where he would visit his sister Lady Knyvet at Bokenham.

Anne died.

[––William––]

8/1479, Agnes, William’s mother, died in London while living with him.

11/28/1479, William and his keeper at Marlingford, named James, identifed in a letter of William Lomnor to John Paston.

2/24/1480, William wrote a letter from London to his tenant, John King, at Harwelbury [inherited from his mother.]

7/6/1483, Richard III crowned King of England.

10/1483, The Duke of Buckingham led an insurrection against Richard III.

11/2/1483, The Duke of Buckingham executed.

1491, William M.P. for Bedwin, Wiltshire.

10/17/1491 at Parliament. ‘… Eleanor (184679), late duchess of Somerset, Robert Spencer, knight, and Eleanor his wife, countess of Wiltshire, another of the daughters of the said duchess, Mary, Countess Rivers, daughter of Elizabeth, another daughter of the said duchess, Thomas Burgh, knight, and Edward Burgh, knight, son of Margaret, another of the daughters of the said duchess, William Paston esquire, Agnes Paston, Elizabeth Paston (46161), daughters of Anne (92323), another of the daughters of the said duchess, and Richard Frye esquire, and Jane his wife, another daughter of the same duchess, and to the heirs of each of them, … (S) Parliamentary Rolls, 2005.

9/17/1496, William, living at Warwick Inn in London, wrote his will requesting burial at the Blackfriars Priory in London next to his wife Anne.

11/3/1495, William was one of 6 individuals giving depostitions before the Chancellor about the inheritance of the 13th Earl of Oxford. [See 1/1473.]

Bef. 11/28/1496, William died. (S) Will proved.

(S) A Gen. and Heraldic Hist. … Burke, 1888, P401. (S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P706. (S) Norfolk Archaeology, V4, 1855. (S) Paston Letters: Original Letters, Vs 1-2, Fenn, 1840. (S) Hist. of Norfolk, V6, 1807, Oxnead.

Family notes:

·         A letter from the Lady Margaret, Mother to King Henry VII: “By the king’s moder.–Trusty and right webeloved, we greet you well. … there was a full agreement made & concluded, & also put in writinge, between or trusty and right welbeloved Sr John Savile, Knt, and Gilbert Talbot, Esquire, … they ought to have in the right of their wives, daughters and heyers to William paston, Esqr, their late fader, deceassed, …” (S) Norfolk Archaeology, V4, 1855.

Children of William and Anne:

i. Mary Paxton, born 1/19/1470 in Norfolk, England.

ii. Anne Paxton, born ? in England.

1490, Anne married Sir Gilbert Talbot.

10/22/1542, Anne died.

ii. Elizabeth Paxton (46161), born 1472 in Norfolk, England.

iv. Margaret Paxton, born 7/19/1474, in Norfolk, England.

Margaret died as an infant.


Thursday, December 2, 2010

Earl John de Veer & Countess Elizabeth Howard

950706. Earl John de Veer & 950707. Countess Elizabeth Howard

4/23/1408, John born in England, 2nd s/o 1901412. Richard de Vere & 1901413. Alice Sergeaux.

6/11/1410, Elizabeth born in England, heir & d/o 1901414. Sir John Howard & 1901415. Joan Walton.

Bef. 10/26/1410, Elizabeth’s father died in the Holy Lands while she was an infant [possibly before she was born].

1417, John age 9 at the death of his father. John became a ward of the king in the governance of Thomas, Duke of Exeter.

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

12/13/1424, Elizabeth age 14 at the death of her mother.

1/24/1425, Writ for IPM of Joan wife of Thomas Erpyngham, Knight. Cambridgeshire: … She died on 13 December last. Elizabeth her daughter, who survives, is her next heir, aged 14 years and more on 11 June last. … Essex: Little Oakley, the manor and advowson … Maldon and Woodham Mortimer, 8 messuages, 7 shops, … Suffolk: … East Bergholt, a messuage, … Norfolk: … (S) CIsPM.

3/1/1425, Grant from heir to heir, … of the marriage of John son and heir of Richard, late earl of Oxford, deceased, being a minor in the king’s ward to the following persons, who have lent the king the following sums …  Ralph Cromwell, knight, 250 marks, … Walter Hungerford, knight, 250 marks, and John Tiptoft, knight, 250 marks …

1425, Elizabeth’s grandfather, Sir John Howard, secured for her the hand of John de Vere, the young earl of Oxford, who had refused a marriage proposed to him by the King’s Council in order to wed her. Sir John settled on Elizabeth many of the family properties near Lynn and all of the former de Boys manors; and he assured John de Vere that she would inherit the Plaiz and Walton estates of her parents.

1425, John married Elizabeth, without licence, “by the advice of the said late duke” [Thomas of Exeter] , for which John was fined 3000 marks.

2/18/1426, John de Vere knighted at Leicester.

1429, John, knt., 12th Earl of Oxford, baronial seat at Hedingham castle.

11/6/1429, Henry IV crowned king of England.

1430, John, earl of Oxford, to “move and persuade” notable persons of the counties of Essex and Hertfordshire to lend the king money for his voyage to France to “make a speedy end of his wars there.”

1431, John named to the Privy Council.

10/9/1433, William Dorset of London fined for not appearing in court over a debt to John de Veer, earl of Oxford.

1434, John, Chief Commissioner of Essex.

1435, John given license to travel to the Holy Land.

7/26/1435, Commission to John Tyrell, knight … for the muster of Richard, earl of Warwick, and John de la Veer, earl of Oxford, and their retinues.

1436, John served in France, participating in the rescue of Calais. An army of 10,000 men under Humphrey of Lancaster, 1st Duke of Gloucester approached Calais, the Duke of Burgundy had no option but to raise the sieges of Calais and Guînes and withdraw.

11/17/1436, Elizabeth, countess of Oxford, heiress to her grandfather Sir John Howard. (S) Topo. Hist. of Norfolk, V7, 1807, Shereford.

2/20/1437, Inspeximus and confirmation, … to John, earl of Oxford, kinsman and heir of Walter de Crepping …

3/22/1437, John asked for relief from paying the last £300 of his marriage fine.

11/6/1437, Elizabeth granted land in Essex to John Porter.

1439, John, Justice of the Peace in Essex, Hertford, and Cambridge.

5/16/1441, John sailed from Portsmouth to France with York.

9/16/1442, … John earl of Oxford. Recognisance for 500 marks, … and John Halle shall deliver up in chancery all charters, evidences, writings and muniments concerning lordships, manors, lands etc. of the earl and of Alice countess of Oxford his mother which are in their keeping … (S) CCRs.

3/16/1445, Grant to Richard Veer, knight, of 22£. 4s. parcel of the relief due in the Exchequer by John, earl of Oxford, and Elizabeth, his wife, kinswoman and heir of John Howard, knight, the elder, and Margaret his wife, to wit, daughter of John, son of the said John and Margaret, …

1449, John a guardian of the truce with France and Scotland.

6/15/1450, Commission to John, earl of Oxford, … to array and try all men at arms … in Norfolk, …

3/4/1452, Restitution to John, earl of Oxford, … of the keeping of the park and houses of Haveryng … as freely as any of his ancestors … have pertained time out of mind.

8/1453, King Henry VI had a mental breakdown. [Richard, Duke of York, appointed Protector of the Realm.]

4/13/1454, John one of the commissioners appointed to create Prince Edward as Prince of Wales.

1454, John and others assigned to keep the seas for 3 years.

5/23/1455, John arrived to late to support King Henry IV at the 1st battle of St. Albans. [The battle was fought the previous day.]

11/1460, John granted retirement from military service.

6/28/1461, Edward IV crowned at Westminster, beginning the House of York.

1462, John, a Lancanstrian and supporter of King Henry VI, and his eldest son [Aubrey] arrested for treason on the accession of King Edward IV. [John, in communication with the exiled royal family in Scotland, was planning to feign support for King Edward and then kill him.]

2/23/1462, John de Vere, earl of oxford, tried by John Tiptoft, earl of Worcester, and convicted of treason.

2/26/1462, John beheaded, and Elizabeth imprisoned.

[––Elizabeth––]

5/28/1462, Elizabeth granted her freedom.

1471, Most of the family estates granted to Richard, Duke of Gloucester [later King Richard III.]

By 12/1472, Elizabeth lived at the nunnery at Stratford le Bow. From there Elizabeth was taken by the Duke of Gloucester to Stepney, and from there to Walbroke.

1/1473, Under duress, Elizabeth conveyed lands [28 manors] to Richard, Duke of Gloucester. (S) The Last Days of Elizabeth Coutness of Oxford, The English Historical Review, 1988.

3/21/1473, Elizabeth countess of Oxford, to the king. Bond in £3000 payable at Easter next or levied etc. in London and elsewhere. (S) CCRs. [Condition, that if the aforesaid countess appear personally daily before the king in Council at Easter next, wherever he may be, and within three days after due warning given to her by the king, to answer certain matters pending against her, until she be dismissed from the council.]

1473, Elizabeth was returned to the nunnery.

1475, Elizabeth, Lady Scales, died at Stratford Nunnery; buried at Austin Friars in London.

(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P860. (S) The Wars of the Roses, Weir, 1995. (S) CPRs.

Children of John and Elizabeth: [5 sons, 3 daughters]

i. John de Vere, born 1442 in England.

1462, John appointed Lord Great Chamberlain.

John married Margaret Neville, d/o Richard, earl of Salisbury & Alice de Montagu, sister of Richard, “the Kingmaker”.

1464, John, 13th Earl of Oxford by King Edward IV.

1469, John arrested for plotting against the King, then pardoned, and fled to exile in France.

1470, with the return of Henry IV, John appointed Constable of England.

4/14/1471, John a commander at the battle of Barnet; where his brother-in-law, earl of Warwick died, after which he fled to Scotland, then France. With the aid of King Louis IX, John became a pirate against the English.

1474, John imprisoned in the fortress of Hammes, near Calais.

1484, John escaped and went to the court of exiled Henry Tudor [VII].

8/22/1485, John commanded the center at the battle of Bosworth, a Lancastrian victory where King Richard III was killed.

1485, John appointed Lord High Admiral and Constable of the Tower.

1486, The conveyances made to Richard III by John’s mother were anulled by parliament.

6/16/1487, John commanded the center at the battle of Stoke Field.

6/17/1497, John a commander at the battle of Blackheath [aka battle of Deptford Bridge.]

3/10/1315, John died; his nephew John de Vere his heir [s/o Sir George de Vere & Margaret Stafford].

ii. Jane de Vere (475353), born ~1445 in England.


Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Baron John Dynham & Dame Joan Arches

950698. Baron John Dynham & 950699. Dame Joan Arches

1406, John Denham born in England, heir & s/o 1901396. John Dynham & 1901397. Philippe Lovel.

1409, Joan born in Oxfordshire, England, d/o 1901398. Sir Richard Arches & 1901399. Joan Arden.

9/5/1417, Joan’s father died.                                                         

1420, Joan age 11 at the death of her mother.

12/21/1420, Commitment to Thomas Chaucer of the marriage of Joan the daughter and heir of Richard Arches, knight … (S) CFRs.

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

12/7/1424, Contract of marriage between John and Joan. (S) See 1/1426.

1425, Joan heiress to her granduncle Nicholas’ grandson, Simon Darches.

1/1426, Defendants: Joan Arches [d/o Richard Arches, knight], John Dynham snr [Knight], John Dynham jnr. Plaintiff: William Hoper, clerk. William H. claims that on 12/07/1424 John D. (Sen.), by way of his attorney Thomas G., retained WH for £20 to act as JD's council in the contracting of a marriage between John D. (Jr.) the son and heir of John D. (Sen.) on the one part, and Joan A. the daughter of Richard A. on the other part. Wh says that this marriage was contracted and so he should have received the aforesaid £20, but has not been paid. (S) Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/662, rot. 335.

2/13/1427, Commission of oyer … on complaint … that John Denham of Notewyll, co. Devon, knight, John Denham, late of the same, esquire, … arrayed in manner of war, assaulted him at Herton, … (S) CPRs.

12/5/1428, John age 22 at the death of his father.

[––John & Joan–]

John married Joan.

3/30/1429, Lease for term of life ... John Dynham, esquire, [others] Philippa who was wife of John Dynham, knight [father of John] ... the manor of Dunterton ... to hold for term of her life. Rent 1 red rose yearly. (S) UKNA.

11/6/1429, Henry VI crowned King of England.

1429-30, Receipts of John Horeston for rents and profits of the manors and lands of John Dynham, knight. (S) UKNA.

1431-32, John, attending the King in France, present at Henry VI’s coronation banquet in Paris, France. (S) UKNA.

Aft. 1431, Joan sister and heir of her brother John.

1433, Plaintiffs: William Boneville, knt. Defendants: John Dynham, knt., of Notwell. Subject: Seizure of fish at Woodbury, assaults on tenants and servants, etc. Devon. (S) UKNA.

1434, John presented to the church of Dunterton, Devon.

1434, … Roger Champernoun, knight, and Philip Cary, knight, knights of the shire for the county of Devon, commissioners to receive the oath of the following; - Philip Courtenay, ‘chivaler.’ John Dynham, ‘chivaler.’ … (S) CPRs.

7/12/1434, Licence, for 6 marks … for John Dynham, knight, to enfeoff John Wolston … of Nutwell, co. Devon, … to re-enfeoff him and Joan his wife … (S) CPRs.

9/24/1434, Gift in fee tail; John Langston to John Dynham, knight, and Joan his wife ... Codyngton (Buckinghamshire), Molyngton (Oxfordshire and Warwickshire) and Alcrynton (Oxfordshire); ... (S) UKNA.

1/5/1435, William Martyn and John Hoperr' (Hop'r), servants of Sir [John de Dynham], have received his pantry and buttery with all goods mentioned below, to keep and to answer for them. Cloth in the wardrobe ... Silver vessels; 'latin' basins with candlesticks and pots of pewter ... Casks and pipes in the pantry for silver vessels ... Saddles, bridles and other harness ... Carriages and carts with all their apparell ... Coats of armour ... Bows; Arrows small and great, and heads. (S) UKNA.

1/18/1436, Commission of array in the county of Devon, to Thomas, earl of Devon, Philip Courtenay, knight, William Bonvill, knight, Nicholas Carreu, knight, John Dynham, knight, … Roger Chambernon, Thomas Carminowe, … [then Thomas also specified for Cornwall.] (S) CPRs.

4/18/1436, Bond of Thomas Gylle to John Dynham, knight in 1,000 marks, payable at the Nativity of St John Baptist next, if John Dynham, knight, abides by the arbitration. (S) UKNA.

1436, John served in the wars in France with the King. [The French re-captured Paris from the English.]

1437, John Denham, knight, named in a list of petitioners for war wages for months of service 1431-32. (S) UKNA.

4/24/1440, John Dynham, knight, co. Devon, with others for 100 marks of silver, received lands and rents from John Dybbe. (S) Feet of Fines.

12/1/1441, Grant of wardship and marriage. John Dynham, knight, to Robert Wydeate de South Molton, tanner, because of the minority of John Reyne; he hereby grants them to hold until John Reyne is of full age. (S) UKNA.

1442, John presented to the church of Hemyock, Devon.

1444, John charged with breaking into the Abbot’s close.

1445-57, Queen Margaret wrote a letter to Sir John Denham, Knight, about a debt of John Assh. (S) Letters of Queen Margaret of Anjou, 1863, P144.

1449, Power of attorney, Henry Pomeray esq. ... Witnesses: John Dynham and Philip Courtenay knts., ... (S) UKNA.

1452, Joan coheir to her cousin Joan Lee, inheriting lands in Oxfordshire.

3/12/1454, Lease for term of lives. John de Dynham, knight, lord of Cardynan manor to John Povna and Joan his wife. (S) UKNA.

1/25/1457, Sir John died; buried in the church of Black Friars, Exeter, Devon.

[––Joan––]

6/12/1457, To the escheator in Devon. Order to take of Joan who was wife of John Dynham knight an oath etc., and in presence of John Dynham esquire, son and heir of the said John, to assign her dower. (S) CCRs.

11/3/1459, John More and John Meryfeld', querents, and Joan, who was the wife of John Dynham, knight, John Dynham, esquire, and Nicholas Broughton', esquire, and Philippe [John’s mother remarried], his wife, deforciants. The manors of Ilstyngton', Dunterton' and Notesworthy … Devon and the manors of Ethrope and Cranewyll' … Buckingham. … after the decease of Joan … remain to Roger Dynham, brother of the aforesaid John Dynham, esquire, … In default … to Charles Dynham, brother of the aforesaid Roger… to Oliver Dynham, brother of the aforesaid John Dynham, esquire, … after the decease of Philippe the same manor and advowson shall remain to the aforesaid John Dynham, esquire, … (S) Feet of Fines.

1460, Joan sued John Langston over some manors. Joan retained the manor of Souldern as her own inheritance.

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

2/1/1462, Nicholas Carew’s marriage granted to Joan Dynam. (S) CPRs, 9/23/1465. [Nicholas married Joan’s daughter Margaret.]

1470, Edward Carew, s/o Baron Nicholas Carew, became the ward of “Jane”, wife of deceased John Dynham, knight. (S) UKNA.

1472-73, Courts of Lady Joan Dynham ... (S) UKNA.

12/1475, Account roll. Bailiffs, farmers, reeves and other ministers of Lady Joan Dynham. (S) UKNA.

12/26/1478, Pre-nuptial settlement (wardship during minority). Dame Jane Dynham, lately wife of John Dynham knight = (1) William Huddesfeld, king's attorney = (2). Agreement between (1) and (2), that Edmund Carew, son and heir of Nicholas Carew Baron of Carew, now in ward with (1), shall marry Katherine, daughter of (2) 'after the lawe of holy churche' before 'the 4th day uppon the fest of St Hillary' next [= before 16th Jan]; and … For this (2) shall pay to (1) 400 marks before the marriage. (S) UKNA.

12/1479, Account roll. Bailiffs, farmers, reeves and other ministers of Lady Joan Dynham. (S) UKNA.

12/1482, Account roll. Bailiffs, farmers, reeves and other ministers of Lady Joan Dynham. (S) UKNA.

8/22/1485, Henry VII succeeded Richard III as King of England.

Aft. 10/1/1485, Costs of Richard Wagot for Lady Dynham, in fetching home the body ('bonys') of Sir Thomas Arundell knight from Odysdon (also as 'Wodysdon') to Dorchester. Total expenses £25 19s 6d. (S) UKNA. [Thomas her son-in-law.]

1486-87, Law court of John Dynham, knight, Joan Dynham lately wife of John Dynham, knight, William Hudesffild, John Biconell, knight, ..., Thomas Tregarthen, senior, ...; Henry Lyveny amerced 2d for detinue of 100 sheaves of straw (garb' strani) from Thomas Tregarthen junior. (S) UKNA.

3/8/1491, Gift. William Hillying … to John Dynham Lord de Dynham knight, Joan Dynham lately wife of John Dynham knight, John Sapcote, William Huddesfeld and John Byconell, knights, Charles Dynham esquire, Thomas Tregarthen senior … (S) UKNA.

6/1/1492, Dame Joan Dynham (widow of Sir John Dynham); [others] marriage of Nicholas, son and heir of John Seyntlo of Knight Sutton, Somerset, and Elianor (daughter of Sir Thomas Arundell, son of Sir John Arundell and his wife, Dame Katherine, co. heiress of Sir John Chidicke) ... bride's garments which are to be provided by Dame J.D., ... J.S. to maintain N.S. and Elianore until N.S. comes of age, Dame J.D., C.D. and Sir J.B. paying £200 and 100 marks to him. ... (S) UKNA.

10/18/1492, Indenture made at St Columb, stating that Elizabeth Tregoyd had, by command of Dame Jane Dynham, handed to Thomas Tregarthen, 36 boxes containing 152 'pottys of evidens' concerning the inheritances of John Arundell, esquire, late the son and heir of Sir Thomas Arundell [Husband of her daughter Katherine]. (S) UKNA.

12/1493, Account roll. Bailiffs, farmers, reeves and other ministers of Lady Joan Dynham. (S) UKNA.

1/26/1496, Joan wrote her will. “Jane, late wife of Sir John Dynham, Knight, … son Oliver … Charles Dynham my brother, to Charles Dynham my son; to my son John Carew ; to my daughter Jane Carew ; to my [grand]son Edmund Carew, Knight ; to my daughter Jane Zouche … ; to my daughter Katherine Zouche ; … to my daughter Margaret Zouche ; … to my daughter Cecily Zouche ; … to my son William Zouche ; …” [Zouche – grandchildren by marriage of daughter Joan to John la Zouche, 7th Baron Zouche, 8th Baron St Maur.]

12/1496, Account roll. Bailiffs, farmers, reeves and other ministers of Lady Joan Dynham. (S) UKNA.

Bef. 11/3/1497, Joan died, leaving the manor of Souldern to her son John; buried with John.

(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P286. (S) The Baronetage of England, Wotton, P220. (S) Souldern, A Hist. of the County of Oxford: V6, 1959. (S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P286. (S) Testamenta Vetusta, Nicolas, 1826, P431.

Family notes:

·         All 4 sons died without surviving children, their sisters and their descendents the heirs. (S) UKNA.

Child of John and Joan: [4 sons, 4 daughters]

i. Sir John Dynham, born 1430 in England.

1/15/1460 before dawn, Sir John Dynham, a Yorkist, acting on the orders of the earl of Warwick, captured Lord Rivers, his wife the Duchess of Bedford, and their son Anthony Wydville, as well as 300 of River’s men at Sandwich. John returned to his base at Calais with the prisoners.

6/1460, John with Lord Fauconberg and Sir John Wenlock  crossed from Calais and occupied Sandwich, establishing a bridgehead for a Yorkist invasion of England.

3/29/1461, John fought for Warwick at the battle of Towton.

6/28/1461, John raised to peerage “ffor his manhood.”

10/1469, John with other magnates who supported Edward IV were secretly summoned to join him at York. From York over 1000 mounted men followed the King to London.

6/1483, John appointed Captain of Calais.

1486, John made Lord Treasurer to King Henry VII. [Served until his death.]

1487, John made Knight of the Garter.

1501, John died. [His sisters’ children were his eventual heirs.]

(S) The Wars of the Roses, Weir, 1995.

ii. Margaret Dinham (475349), born ~1445 in England.

iii. Katherine Dynham, born ? in England.

Katherine married Sir Thomas Arundell.

10/1/1485, Sir Thomas died.


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