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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Lord John Berdefeld of Essex

131272. John Berdefeld of Essex

~1390, John born Essex, England, s/o §§John Berdefelde.

[Some records below could also be of his father.]

4/9/1413, Henry V succeeded Henry IV as King of England.

1416-17, G. Baybrook, John Bardefeld and others were enfeoffed of land in Chelmsford Hundred, Little Waltham, and elsewhere in Essex (Catalogue of Ancient Deeds A 7725 etc.; Carter, 1909).

8/29/1419, John Berdefelde of Gynge Margaret co. Essex 'gentilman' to Thomas Wandesforde of London, Robert Threske clerk and Thomas Rolfe. Recognisance for 1,000 marks, to be levied etc. in Essex. (S) CCRs.

7/1421, Release by Gerard Braybrook and John Tyrell, esquires, …, John Berdefeld, … to Geoffrey Colvylle of Chelmersford, …, of their right in a messuage, … in Spryngfeld, Chelmersford, Mulsham, Borham and Little Waltham, called 'Olyveres,' …, co. Essex. (S) Descr. Cat. of Ancient Deeds, V4.

11/6/1429, Henry VI, age 8, succeeded Henry V as King of England.

1428, John Bardfield paid 6s 8d to the Feudal Aid in respect of one knight's fee in ‘Copfold’ in Chelmsford Hundred, Essex which John de Lambourne lately held.

1430, John Bardevyle, at Leyndon and Estle, Essex (Feet of Fines for Essex, Vol.IV).

6/2/1430, Order, mutatis mutandis, to the sheriff of Essex in regard to John Berdefelde, who is insufficiently qualified to be coroner. (S) CCRs.

2/18/1431, Feoffment by Andrew Mychell … hamlet of Musham … John Berdefeld … who had released their right … (S) Descr. Cat. of Ancient Deeds, V4, P207.

11/12/1433, Order to the sheriff of Essex for election of a coroner instead of John Berdefeld, who is too sick and aged to travail in exercise of that office. (S) CCRs.

5/1/1434, John Berdefeld listed [1 of many] as having to give oath of peace in the county of Essex. (S) CPRs.

1435, John Bardefield was one of the gentry of Essex required to take an oath against maintaining peace-breakers.

2/15/1435, Debtor: John Bardfield, of Margaretting {Gyngemargarete} in Essex [Chelmsford Hundred], gentleman. Creditor: Robert ?Lacy, citizen and mercer [merchant] of London. Amount: £20. Before whom: William Estfield, Mayor of the Staple of Westminster. (S) UKNA, C 241/228/170.

1437, John Bardfield was Lord of the Manor of Little Thurrock, Essex.

21/1/1442, Deed: Feoffment John Chamberlayn formerly of Sandon … to John Basset of Chishill, …. All lands and tenements, … Witnesses: John Borham, John Berdefeld', … Given at Sandon. (S) Seax, D/Day T2/186.

Aft. 1442, John died. [Based on a break in records between him and his son.]

Family notes:

·         4/29/1379, Debtor: John Bardfield {Berdefeld}, of Barking in Essex [Becontree Hundred]. Creditor: Henry Spark, of Barking [Becontree Hundred, Essex]. Amount: £14 14s. (S) UKNA.

·         1/30/1411, Deed: Writ of scire facias addressed to the sheriff of Essex for the appearance of John Berdefeld, William Creket, …, to show cause why Roger Mascal should not have seizin of 120 acres land, … in Sandon, which he recovered … against Thomas Coggeshale and wife Margaret. (S) Seax, D/Day T1/18.

Child of John and ?:

i. John Bardfield (65636), born ~1417 in Essex, England.