65636. John Bardfield
~1427, John Bardfield born in Essex, s/o 131272. John Bardefeld.
Aft. 1442, John’s father died.
4/20/1450, John Bardefeld of Gyng Margaret, gent., [and others] granted a tenement … in Willingdale Doe and Willingale Spain, Essex by William Bedell. (S) Northumberland Record Office, ZSW/181.
11/13/1454, John Bardefelde was party to an indenture for settlement to be made on his daughter Cristyne by John Leventhorp, squire, father of Thomas Leventhorp.
6/28/1461, Edward IV succeeded Henry VI as King of England. [1st Yorkist King, after King Henry VI captured at the Battle of Northampton.]
5/12/1469, For a payment of 5 marks, Thomas Holbache enfeoffed Willaim, Robert, and John Berdefeld, who inturn enfeoffed Laurence, Bishop of Durham … manor of Stacheden, … (S) CIsPM, V1, P381.
10/3/1470, Henry VI restored to the crown of England.
4/11/1471, Edward IV regained the crown after the Battle of Tewkesbury.
1472, Commitment to John Bardfield...of all lands which are in the Kings hands by the death of Agnes Fynanns...by reason of the minority of John her son …
12/8/1480, Grant to Humphrey Starkey, one of the king’s serjeants at law, and John Bardefeld of the custody of all lordships, manors … late of Henry Torell, esquire, ... (S) CPRs.
3/18/1483, Debtor: John Fortescu, esquire of the King [of London.] Creditor: John Bardfield, and Thomas Butsyde, gentlemen [of London.] Amount: £100. Before whom: John Brown, Mayor of the Staple of Westminster.
7/6/1483, Richard III succeeded Edward IV as King of England. [Usurping never-crowned 12-year-old Edward V.]
4/28/1485, Debtor: John Fortescue, King's esquire. Creditor: John Bardfield, and Thomas Butsyde, gentlemen. Amount: £100. Before whom: John Brown, Mayor of the Staple of Westminster. (S) UKNA, C 131/81/16.
8/22/1485, Richard III defeated by King Henry VII at the Battle of Bosworth.
9/22/1485, John Bardefeld is appointed receiver of all castles, lordships, manors, etc. parcel of the duchy of Lancaster in the counties of Essex, Hertford, Middlesex, Surrey and London … to hold during the king’s pleasure. (S) Materials for a History of the Reign of Henry VII, Pt1, Campbell, 1873, P551.
By 1486, Plaintiffs: William Forster and Cristian, his wife, daughter of Agnes, late the wife of Thomas Reede. Defendants: John Glascoke, husband of the said Agnes, John Bardefeld, William Bedell, and Robert Belle. Subject: Lands and tenements in Godestre, Writtill, Rothyng, Margrete Rothyng, Marney, and other lands in Rochford hundred called `Combes.'. Essex. (S) UKNA, C 1/71/50.
3/9/1486, A letter was sent by the king commanding the bailie of the town of Wothersfeld to pay money due the King to John Bardefeld. (S) Materials from a History of the Reign of Henry VII, Campbell, 2012, P378.
3/15/1486, A lease of the manor of Wykes was made to John Berdesfeld.
10/2/1486, Writ … Thomas Bryan, knt., … John Bardefeld were seized of [property of Humphrey Starky] … directed his said feoffees … (S) Henry VII, GBPRO, 1898, P89.
1486-93, Plaintiffs: John Berdefeld and others. Defendants: Thomas Wodeham and Thomas Yonge, feoffees to uses. Subject: The manor of Dagnetts in Black Notley bequeathed by Thomas Cowelond for the provision of a priest’s salary in Blaccheschapell in Much Waltham. Essex. (S) UKNA, C 1/121/53.
2/9/1487, John Berdefeld of “Gyng Margaret” undertook to support the sending of a ship, “Le George de Malden” of ninety tons to “cross over to any ports in obedience to the King of the Romans.”
11/15/1491, Commitment of John Bardfield, esquire, Sheriffe of Essex and Hertfordshire “so that he answer at the Exchequer as Sheriffe.”
3/2/1495, Essex & Suffolk. Dame Alice Cotton, widow of John Cotton, daughter and heir of Richard Langham, to Master William Pykenham, clerk, archdeacon of Suffolk, …, John Bardefeld, etc., the Manors of Hempstead and Panfield in Essex, and the Manor of Langham in Suffolk, …, [with red wax seal showing a sleeping lion or dog]. (S) Original Document sold at auction 7/2006.
2/16/1497, John Berdefeld died. (S) UKNA, PROB 11/11/188.
(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.
In the time of King Henry VII John Bardfield “held Gyng Margaret of the King as of the Duchy of Lancaster.”
Margaretting main road 5213 (South-East Side) Killigrews. Approached by a drive from Main Road. Prior to 1745 the house was known as “Shenfield”. Originally an early C16 moated manor house built by John Berdefeld of Shenfield (1477-1514). (S) National Heritage List for England.
Child of John and ?:
i. Christine Bardfield, born ? in Essex, England.
ii. Thomas Bardfield (32818), born ~1448 in Essex, England.
iii. John Bardfield, born ? in Essex, England.
1502, Robert Cornwalis, … John Berdefeld, … John Lightfoot and Rober Lightfoot … Manor of Newland Hall … rent in Roxwell and Writtle, Essex. (S) Fee Tail, Biancalana, 2001, P426.
1511-14, John died leaving as his heirs the 2 daughters of his brother Thomas.
iv. Alice Bardfield, born ? in Essex, England.
Alice married John Lyghtfote.
1/5/1524, “…a moiety of the manor of Newlandhall, Essex, … with contingent remainder to the heirs of the body of Thos. Bardefeld, brother of John Bardefeld, late of Shenfeld, in the parish of Gyng Margaret, Essex; with remainder in default of such issue to the heirs of the body of John Lyghtfote, s. and h. of Alice Lightfote, sister of the said John Bardefelde; …” (S) Letters and Papers Foreign and Domestic, Gairdner, 1900.