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Thomas Tretherff Esq. & Mary Trevisa

32822. Thomas Tretherff Esq. & 32823. Mary Trevisa

1478, Thomas born in Cornwall, England, s/o 475326. Sir John Trethurffe & 475327. Elizabeth Courtnay.

~1485, Mary born in Cornwall, England, d/o §§John Trevisa & Amicia ?. [See family note.]

8/22/1485, Richard III defeated by King Henry VII at the Battle of Bosworth.

~1501, Thomas married Mary.

Bef. 1508, Mary’s father died.

2/23/1508, Counterpart indenture being a feoffment by Amicia late the wife of John Trevisa, widow, to John Mohun, John Skewys, Reginald Tretherff, James Veell and Peter Sentalbyn, of all her lands, &c. in Lannargh meour, Marghasowe, Marghasvyghan, Helston Burgh, Tresoward, Erlyn, Rescoll, Retalek, Tregoys and Gwenna and elsewhere in the county of Cornwall, to hold to the use of her, the said Amicia, for the term of her life, and after her decease to the use of Thomas Tretherff and Mary his wife and the heirs of their bodies, and in default of such issue to the use of her, the said Amicia's right heirs: attorneys to deliver seisin John Densell and John Udy. Cornwall. (S) Catalogue of Ancient Deeds, V4, 1902.

6/24/1509, Henry VIII succeeded Henry VII as King of England.

6/20/1510, Thomas’ father died.

1511, Thomas age 33.

1511-23, Exchequer Q.R. Lay Subsidies, Cornwall: “Thomas Tretherff, Rogidus Tretherff } xlj š iiij đ.” (S) Journal of the Royal Institution of Cornwall, Vs9-10, 1889, P240.

1511-23, Exchequer Q.R. Lay Subsidies, Cornwall: “The value of the lande w’in the seid pishe by the yere. … Thomas Tretherff} xxiiij š iiij đ.” (S) Journal of the Royal Institution of Cornwall, Vs9-10, 1889, P244.

4/4/1512, Indenture whereby Nicholas Enys, reciting that Thomas Tretherff, esquire, and his ancestors, held a messuage and an acre of land Cornish of him in Tregonan within the parish of Seynt Newelyn, ratifies the said estate [Cornwall]. (S) Desc. Cat. of Ancient Deeds, V5, 1906.

1515-18, Elizabeth, d/o Christopher Crekhay sued Thomas in Chancery over conveyance of a cottage and land in the manor of Street in Rockbere, Devon. (S) UKNA, C 1/396/17.

1518-29, “Thomas Tretherff, esquire, son and heir of John Tretherff, esquire. v. Reynold Tretherff, comant's younger brother.” [Title issues to various properties.] (S) UKNA, C 1/583/50a.

Mary died before Thomas.


1527-28, Account roll, Arundell lands in Cornwall: … relief from death of John Tretherff, esquire, holding in Skewys Veor, is respited because Thomas Tretherff, his son and heir, refuses to pay it according to his evidences; … (S) Cornwall Council, AR/2/952.

9/20/1528, Thomas wrote his will. Will of Thomas: … I, Thomas Tretherffe, Esquire, the xxth day of September, the xxth year of King Henry the Eighth, …  the day of my burying every man, woman, and child, that shall be present at my burying, and pray for my soul, have one penny sterling. … Item, I will and bequeath all my tin-works, where-soever they be, as be within my several grounds, or in waste ground, or elsewhere within the shire of Cornwall, to Alice Christopher, the wife of William Christopher, during her life, … I geve to John Vyvyan, my son, to the entent that he be good to see my will performed and fulfilled, and to helpe and ayde the forenamed Alice to have and to enjoy all such things as I doo will and entend hereafter to geve her, for her great labor and paynes taken with me and my howse: … I will that my cosen Nicolas Carminowe, and my cosen John Rosowyan, be overseers … (S) Testamenta Vetusta, Nicolas, 1826, PP643-47.

9/10/1529, Thomas died. [IPM 10/26/1529.]

(S) Visitations of the County of Cornwall, P117, “Courtenay of Landrake”. (S) 1530 Visitations of Cornwall, P497. (S) Royal Lineage, Foster, 1891, P922. (S) Wadham College, Oxford, Jackson, 1893. (S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P239. (S) Plantagenet Ancestry, Richardson, P587.

Family notes:

·         10/16/1487, General release by John Carewe, clerk, and Richard Lannergh Vian to John Trevisa, Christopher Barlowe, John Ducy and Elizabeth Lannergh Mer. Cornwall. (S) Cornwall Council, A9454.

·         “Joannes Trevisa”, 1342-1402, of St. Enoder, Cornwall, was educated at Exeter College, Oxford. A writer and translater, he was a contemporary of John Wycliff at Queen’s College, and may have contributed to the Early Version of Wycliffe’s Bible.

Children of Thomas and Mary:

i. Elizabeth Tretherff, born ~1503 in Trethurfe, Landrake  Com., Cornwall, England.

By 1528, Elizabeth married John Vivian, s/o Michael Vyvyan & 32825. Thomasina Glyn.

1529-37, Plaintiff: John Vyvyan, Elizabeth his wife, and Edward Courteney and Margaret his wife, daughters and heirs of Thomas Treytherff Defendant: Reignold Tredreffe, John Hykke, Robert Parker, John Ryse, Nicholas Robert, William Stevyn, John Jenkyn, and others Place Or Subject: Forcible entry into the manor of Arrallas, otherwise called Argallas County: Cornwall. (S) UKNA, STAC 2/24/246.

1537-38, Plaintiffs: John Vyvyan, Elizabeth, his wife, and Margaret, late the wife of Edward Courtnay. Defendants: John Skewys and Reynold Tretherffe. Subject: Detention of deeds relating to the manors of Argallas (in St Enoder), Trevilveth in Veryan (Trevelwyth), Skewys (in Cury), Leigh Challons, and Street Raleigh (in Rockbere), formerly of Thomas Tretherffe, brother of the said Reynold and father of the female complainants. Cornwall, Devon. (S) UKNA, 1/914/47-49.

ii. Margaret Trethurfe (16411), born ~1506 in Trethurfe, Landrake  Com., Cornwall, England.