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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.


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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