Thursday, December 16, 2010

G21: 1901548 Belers

1901548. John Belers

~1381, John born in England, s/o 3803096. Sir James Bellers & 3803097. Margaret Bernak.

1403, Letters of Attorney: John Belers, esq., made Wm. Compton, esq., Thos. Belers, parson of the church of Howeton & Hugh Wymbyssh his attorneys … (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 eighty, away half-naked, and took him to John Belers’ manor of Sysonby, …

Family notes:
• 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.

Child of John and ?:

i. John Bellers (950774), born ~1405 in Leicestershire, England.

Monday, December 13, 2010

G21: 1901508

1901508. Philip Malpas

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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.

8/6/1421, Philip granted the guardianship and patrimony of Dionisia, daughter of John Beaumond.

8/31/1422, Henry VI became king of England when his father died.

1428, Philip a juror and auditor of London.

3/1432, Philip M.P. for London.

1433-36, Philip an elector for London.

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

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

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. [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 125£ to relieve poor prisoners in London, …] (S) A Survey of London, Stow, 1842, P42.

Child of Philip and ?:

i. Philip Malpas (950754), born ~1405 in England.

Monday, December 6, 2010

G20: 950712

950712. Lord Richard Fiennes & 950713. Joan Dacre

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~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.

1448, … to Thomas Dacre and Elizabeth for life, then (a) the advowsons, the manors in Norfolk and Northales, Cove and Bewflory to remain to Richard Fenys, esquire, and Joan his wife, one of their daughters, and heirs of body of Joan, … (S) Feet of Fines for the County of Sussex: V3: 1916.

7/25/1450, John Brykenden of Ashburnham husbandman, James Tysehurst of Ashburnham Yeoman and Thomas Colyn of ashburnham labourer, entered Richard’s close and buildings at Ewhurst, consumed £40worth 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.

Aft. 11/8/1452, Richard knighted.

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 contested the award.

11/7/1458, Richard declared a baron in right of his wife by patent of King Henry VI. Joan inherited about 60 manors.

1459-1482, Richard summoned to parliament.

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.

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.

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

10/27/1470, Commission to the king’s kinsmen George, duke of Clarnece, 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. 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.

1473, Richard awarded the title Baron Dacre by King Edward.

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, 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) Calendar of Patent Rolls.

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.

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

3/8/1485, Joan died, leaving her grandson Thomas as heir.

(S) UKNA. (S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P731.

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

G20: 950708

950708. Lord William Lovel & 950709. Alesia Deincourt

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1399, 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.

1414, William heir to his brother John.

1415, William one of the “lances” at the battle of Agincourt with the Duke of Gloucester.

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.

Alice 1st married Ralf Boteler, Lord Sudley.

1422, William served again in the wars in France.

8/31/1422, Henry V died in France at the siege of Meaux.

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.]

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.

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

1426-1456, William summoned to parliament.

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

1429, William retained to serve the King Henry VI with 29 men at arms, and 80 archers in France.

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.

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.

3/28/1436, “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.

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.

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.

Alice Deincourt coheir to her brother William, Lord Deincourt.

6/13/1456, William died.

1456, Alice heir to her sister Margaret, wife of Ralph, Lord Cromwell.

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

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 in England and Wales 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.

Bef. 1/8/1463, Alice married Ralph Boteller, Lord Sudeley, s/o 1901514. Thomas le Boteler & 1901515. Alice Beauchamp.

2/10/1473, Alice died.

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

Family notes:
• ~1440, William started construction on Minster Lovell manor.

Children of William and Alice: [4 sons]

i. John Lovel (475354), born ~1435 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

G18: 184644

184644. Sir William Paston & 184645. Agnes Berry

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

~1400, Agnes born in England, coheir & d/o 369290. Sir Edmund Berry & 369291. Alice Gerbridge.

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

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.

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

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.

Aft. 1422, William, Serjeant of King Henry VI.

~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.

1429, William 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.

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.

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.

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.”

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

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

1/1444, William wrote his will.

8/14/1444, William died, buried in the chapel of Our Lady of Norwich Cathredal. He had possession of East Beckham, Oxnead, Shipden and Ropers in Cromerk, Gresham, Woodhall in Great Palgrave, and Sporle and Sheethall in Cressingham.

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.]

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

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

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

Aft. 1469, Agnes moved from Paston to live with her son William in London.

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.”

8/1479, 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.

Family notes:
• William’s names appears in court records every year between 1429 and his death.

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

i. Sir John Paston, born 10/10/1421 in England.
1441, John, age 19, married Margaret Mawtby, heir & d/o John, age 18.
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.

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

G17: 92322

92322. William Paston & 92323. Lady Anne Beaufort

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5/28/1434, William “Paxton” born in Paston, England, 4th s/o 184644. William Paston & 184645. Agnes Berry.

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

8/14/1444, William’s father died.

4/1449, William at Cambridge, age 15.

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 aletter that James Arblaster, also in service of the earl of Oxford, ‘can labor well a-monge lordys’.

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.

William councillor to the 12th Earl of Oxford, John de Vere.

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.

1465-71, William JOP for Norfolk.

7/16/1468, William “a devoted adherent to the Lancastrian cause”, had a pardon for all treasons.

~1468, William married Anne.

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.

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.

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

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.

8/1479, Agnes, William’s mother, died.

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.

1478, 1491, William M.P. for Bedwin, Wiltshire.

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.

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. Anne Paxton, born ? in England.
1490, Anne married Sir Gilbert Talbot.
10/22/1542, Anne died.

ii. Elizabeth Paxton (46161), born ~1470 in England.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

G20: 950706

950706. Earl John de Veer & 950707. Elizabeth Howard

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

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

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.

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

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, 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.

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.

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.

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 pervious 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.

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.

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) Calendar of Patent Rolls.

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

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950698. Baron John Dynham & 950699. Joan Arches

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

1410, Joan born in Oxfordshire, England, d/o 1901398. Sir Richard Arches & 1901399. Joan Arden.

9/5/1417, Joan’s father died.

1421, Joan age 11 at the death of her mother.

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 married Joan.

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

1430-31, John served in the wars in France with the King.

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

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.

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.

1436, John served in the wars in France with the King.

1437, John Denham, knight, named in a list of petitioners for war wages for the months of March, April, and May. (S) UKNA.

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

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.

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

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

1460, Joan sued John Langston over some manors.

Joan retained the manor of Souldern as her own inheritance.

1/26/1496, Joan wrote her will.

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 History of the County of Oxford: V6, 1959. (S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P286. (S) Testamenta Vetusta, Nicolas, 1826, P431.

Family notes:
• Will of Joan: “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 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 ; …”
• 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.

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