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Monday, May 19, 2014

Lord John Kekewich Esq. & Thomasin Bardfield

16408. Lord John Kekewich Esq. & 16409. Thomasin Bardfield

By 1497, Thomasin born in Shefield, Essex, coheir & d/o 32818. Thomas Bardfield.

By 1497, Thomasin’s father died before her paternal grandfather, her brother John, age 2 the heir.

~1500, Johannes born in Katchfrench, Cornwall, England, s/o §George Kekewich & Johanna Talcarne.

John 1st married Alice, d/o William Inne, Esq. [No children.]

Thomasin’s father died.

1511-14, Thomasin Danielle, of Chenville, Essex, and her sister Margaret [Gedge of Essex] inherited the estates of her uncle John Bardfield, including Margaretting, Essex.

By 1514, Thomasin 1st married to William Daniell of London.

John married 2nd Joan ? [apparently divorced – see 1544 lawsuit.]

[––John & Thomasin––]

~1524, John, of the parish of St. Germans, Cornwall, married Thomasin, a widow and coheir in Essex, where they made their primary home. They also had a house in the parish of St. Mary le Strand, London.

9/15/1538, Johannes wrote his will, leaving 200 pounds to his son George, and naming Thomasyn as his “sole extrix.”

1539, John was high in a list of squires appointed to take part in the reception of Anne of Cleeves [4th wife of King Henry VIII.]

10/31/1539, John of Margetting, Esq., died at Berdefield Hall, Essex; buried in the parish of Margetting.

10/19/1541, John’s will proved.


Thomasin married 2nd Oliver Hyde of Banbury Court, Agingdon, Berkshire [much younger than her].

1544-1551, Plaintiffs: Oliver Hyde and Thomasin his wife, executrix and late the wife of John Kekewiche. Defendants: Richard Cliker, husband of Joan, late the wife of the said John. Subject: Rent of land in St Germans (Saint Jerms). Cornwall. (S) UKNA, C 1/1133/69-71.

1545, Thomasin and Oliver bought the manor of Maiden Erlegh near Sonning, Berkshire;

1/28/1547, Edward VI succeed Henry VIII as King of England.

1548, Thomasin and Oliver bought the manor of Fulbrook near Burford, Oxfordshire.

2/9/1566, Oliver died.

1/13/1568, Thomasin died.

(S) The Visitations of the County of Cornwall, 1887, Vivian, P252. (S) House of Commons 1509-1558, Bindoff, 1982, P430, P459. (S) Genealogist, V6, 1882, P10.

Family notes:

·         George Kekewich, the father, came out of Shropshire into Cornwall.

·         By 1515, Plaintiffs: Edward, son and heir of John Kendale. Defendants: George Kekewich. Subject: Lands mortgaged by the said John in Duloe and Morval. Cornwall. (S) UKNA, C 1/144/77.

·         George Kekewich, s/o Johannes Kekewich de Lenly, s/o Johannes Kekewich of Lenley in Com. Salop& Agnes ?, s/o Pierce Kekewich, Kt., who came to Shropshire from Lincolnshire.

·         Johanna Talcarne, heiress & d/o Edward Talcarn de Katchfrench, s/o Johannes Talkarne de Katchfrench, s/o Johannes Talkarne de Katchfrench, Com. Cornub.

Children of Johannes and Thomasin:

i. Maria Kekewich, born ~1524 in Katchfrench, Com. Cornwall, England.

9/15/1538, Maria, a minor, named in her father’s will, receiving 200 marks.

Maria married 1st John Hide of Berks [younger brother of her mother’s 2nd husband.]

Maria married 2nd Richard Radish.

ii. Agnes Kekewich, born ~1528 in Katchfrench, Com. Cornwall, England.

9/15/1538, Agnes, a minor, named in her father’s will, receiving 200 marks.

Agnes 1st married John Sherington.

Agnes 2nd married Nicholas Stephens.

iii. George Ketchwich (8204), born 11/17/1530 in Katchfrench, Com. Cornwall, England.