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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 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.