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Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Lord John Hulle Esq. & Dame Cecily Stourton

 369338. Lord John Hulle Esq. & 369339. Dame Cecily Stourton

1397, John Hille born in Somerset, England, s/o 738676. Robert Hull & 738677. Isabelle Fichet.

1405, Cicely born in England, d/o 738678. John Stourton & 738679. Joan Banastre.

3/20/1413, Henry V succeeded Henry IV as King of England.

~1420, John married Cecily.

8/31/1422, Henry VI (an infant) succeeded Henry V as King of England.

4/1423, John’s father wrote his will: … to his son, John, the white silk hangings in his oratory, together with 6 books and a Bible … he also bequeathed his furniture and effects at Spaxton … (S) Hist. of Parliament, Roskell, 1993.

4/25/1423, John’s father died.

11/5/1423, An inquisition … Robert Hille of Spaxton on the day of his death … held by the courtesy of England after the death of Isabel late his wife a third part of the whole manor of Hylton, the manor of Halton … [lots of properties] … that John Hille, son of the said Robert and Isabel, is the next heir of Robert and of Isabel, and 21 years of age and more, to cause the said John to have full seisin of the said third part of the manor of Hylton, as the king has taken his fealty. (S) CFRs.

1424-25, John Hill of Spaxton, son and heir of Robert Hill to John Pederyn and his wife : Lease, indented, of land in Edington. Som. (S) UKNA.

1425-26, John Hill, lord of Edington, to Hugh Pole and others: Lease, indented, of the fowling and fishing on Edington moor: any wild swans to be sent to Spaxton, or the house of John Hill in Somerset; (Somerset). (S) UKNA.

2/1433, Hugh Malet to Thomas Malet and the heirs of his body … Witnesses: Humphrey Courtenay, … knights, John Hulle, John Powelet, John Coker esquires. (S) CCRs.

10/21/1434, Will of John Hille, of Spaxton, in the county of Somerset. My body to be buried in the chancel of the parish church of Spaxton. … to the aid or sustentation of the new building of the bell tower of Spaxton 10 marks. … To John my son and heir a cup de uno ovo called a “Grypesey” with its cover bound with silver and gilt, also a gold ring with a stone in it called a “dyamount” that is, the 2nd best of my rings with such stones, also a chalice, viz., the one of lesser value of my 2 chalices. To the same John half a dozen silver dishes of the least value of all my silver dishes, and 3 cups of silver with covers. To Thomas my son a ring of gold with a stone … To Elisabeth my daughter 2 pair of beads of gold, viz., of the greatest and least value, and £20 to her marriage. I will that Cecily my wife have the custody of my bequests to my children until they come to a reasonably marriageable age. To Cecily my wife my best ring of gold with “a diamount,” a small silver gilt cup and all my silver cups not bequethed, with a cup and ewer of “Berell” a spiceplate silver and gilt, a silver chafer, 2 silver basins and ewers, my best gilt chalice, 3 silver “crewettis” a paxbrede silver and gilt, 2 tall silver candlesticks and 3 small silver candlesticks. … To [various individuals] … my gown of blue colour, furred, and a horse … a gown of russet with a hood of green colour, a “dowbelet defensable,” and my small knife called a “wodeknyfe” with a bow, 24 arrows … a hood of scarlet … The residue to Cecily my wife therewith to pay my debts. I make executors the said Cecily my wife, John Stourton of Preston, … (S) Somerset Medieval Wills, Weaver, 1901.

Bef. 10/26/1434. John died. Writ of diem clausit extremum to the escheator(s) of Devon and Cornwall; Somerset; Berks. (S) CFRs.


7/13/1435, Commitment to Cecily late the wife of John Hill and to Walter Portman … of the keeping of two-thirds of all the manors and lands late of the said John Hill … (S) CFRs.

11/10/1438, Cecilia named in her father’s will.

Cecily married 2nd Sir Thomas Keryell.

10/13/1445, Thomas Kyryell, knight , Cecily his wife, notified to be present at the Proof of age of John Hille. ‘Cecily was formerly the wife of John Hille the father.’ (S) MMC, E-CIPM 26-466.

Thomas died.

5/28/1468, Dame Cecily Kyryell, widow, granted to John Arundell, knight, the custody and gift in marriage of Giles, son and heir of William Dawbeney esquire, for which John paid 400 marks. (S) UKNA.

1472, Cecily died.

1472-73, IPM of Cecily Keryel, who was the wife of Thomas, kt., Cornwall, Berkshire, Devon, Somerset.

(S) Hist. of Somerset, V6, 1992, Spaxton.

Children of John and Cecily:

i. Elizabeth Hull (184669), born ~1422 in England.

ii. John Hille, born 9/4/1424 in England.

11/8/1434, Commitment to John Stourton [maternal grandfather] and John Hody, … county of Somerset … of the marriage of John son and heir of John Hill … (S) CFRs.

12/16/1435, Grant for 600 marks … of the marriage of John son and heir of John Hill of Spaxton, co. Somerset. (S) CPRs.

10/23/1445, Proof of age of John Hille, son and heir of John Hille of Spaxton. Isabel Courtenay was his godmother.

11/21/1445, To the escheator in Somerset. Order to take the fealty of John Hille, son and heir of John Hille of Spaxton …, and to give him seisin of his father's lands; as he has proved his age before the escheator. (S) CCRs.

John married Margaret d/o Sir Walter Rodney.

1455, John died, leaving a daughter Genevieve married to Sir William Say.

1459, John’s lineage ended; his sister Elizabeth’s decendents his heirs.

Margaret married 2nd Thomas Wodehulle.

iii. Thomas Hille, born ? in England.

10/21/1434, Thomas named in his father’s will.

Bef. 1459, Thomas died. [His sister Elizabeth’s descendents his brother John’s heirs.]

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