~1380, Stephen Kendale born in Cornwall, England, s/o 2097160. John Kendall.
~1390, Christine born in England.
9/30/1399, Henry IV succeeded Richard II as King of England.
Bef. 3/1403, Stephen’s father died.
1403, Stephen in possession of his father’s properties. [Part of the inheritance was a moiety of a tin mine.]
2/15/1406, Writ of supersedeas in favour of Philip Webbe of Evesham, … Gerard Shesshe of Kent, Stephen Kendale and Thomas Ede of Cornwall to set the said Philip Webbe of Evesham free, if taken at suit of Thomas Hooke of Evesham for trespass. (S) CCRs.
11/5/1411, Bill of receipt … Wm. Row late reeve of Lostwithiel. Jn. Barthe, deputy of Jn. Comnwaill, kt. … Witd. Jn. Leylond, mayor, … Stephen Kendall, … (S) UKNA.
1413, Stephen present for the shire elections in Cornwall.
1417, Stephen sued in the court of common pleas for debt and was outlawed for failing to appear to answer the charges.
1417, Stephen Kendale and Thomas West attended parliament representing Lostwithiel, Cornwall. [While at parliament Stephen got a royal pardon for his trespasses.]
11/14/1418, Stephen Kendale, Mayor of Lostwithiel. (S) UKNA. [Multiple records in 1418.]
9/16/1419, Stephen Kendale, Mayor of Lostwithiel. (S) UKNA.
6/1420, Stephen had a consignment of tin weighing 2,500 pounds to be coined and stamped in the coinage hall at Lostwithiel.
3/12/1421, … a tenement, with a parcel of land annexed, in the town of Lostwithiel between the Prince's mill on the west, Stephen Kendall's land on the east, the river Fowy on the south and the road leading over the town bridge on north … (S) Ancient Deeds, V5, 1906, A.11422, Cornwall.
8/31/1422, Henry VI (an infant) succeeded Henry V as King of England.
1/22/1423, Johan, daug. Stephyn [Kendale] of Lostwithiell, widow … (S) UKNA.
1426, Stephen present for the shire elections in Cornwall.
10/1/1427, Stephen Kendale, Mayor of Lostwithiel. (S) UKNA. [Multiple records in 1427.]
3/30/1428, Stephen Kendale, Mayor of Lostwithiel. (S) UKNA. [Multiple records in 1428.]
1429, Stephen v. John Malerbe and his wife Christine [d/o John, s/o Richard Kendale – a kinsman] over the allocation of her father’s properties at his death. [An agreement was reached where they shared the inheritance, Stephen’s portion including lands, rents, a mill, and 8 messuages in Treworgey and elsewhere.]
9/26/1430, Stephen Kendale, Mayor of Lostwithiel. (S) UKNA. [Multiple records in 1430.]
1431, Under a licence issued by Bishop Lacy of Exeter, Stephen and his wife and children were permitted to worship privately wherever they stayed in the diocese.
1431, Stephen Kendale and Thomas Kendale both in debt to Sir John Cornwall for £170 for transactions completed in London.
3/27/1433, Letter … to Sir William Bodrugan, … Stephen Kendale … to distrain on the possessions in Cornwall of the abbot and convent of Beaulieu, co. Hants, for £9 discharge … (S) Ancient Deeds, V4, 1902, A.9283, Cornwall.
1433, Stephen present for the shire elections in Cornwall.
6/17/1434, Grant … Garden and close adjoining in Lostwythiell in west part of Northe Mylle Lane; garden of Stephen Kendale on the south and of Oliver Tregasowe on the north. … (S) UKNA.
10/11/1436, Stephen Kendale, Mayor of Lostwithiel. (S) UKNA.
1437, Stephen a surety for Otto Nicoll, elected as a knight of the shire.
1438, Christine Malerbe, cousin of Stephen, having no children, transferred all her inheritance share to Stephen, including the fishery in the river Looe, and properties in the parishes of Morval, Liskeard, Duloe, Pelynt and St. Ive.
4/14/1440, Stephen Kendale, Mayor of Lostwithiel. (S) UKNA.
7/1440, A commission of oyer and terminer headed by Sir John Hody (950558) investigated a complaint by son Thomas’ widow, Maud, that Stephen and his son Edmund, a chaplain, had forced their way into her property at Lostwithiel and Trewenelak, assaulted and imprisoned her, broken open a chest and stolen both goods worth £100, and important documents.
8/24/1440, A gang of men including Edmund Pery, chaplain, at Lostwithiel, ambushed Stephen Kendale and his wife, Christine. Christine was struck with a baselard, and Stephen was severely beaten and wounded. Richard Kendale, rushing to his parents’ defence and in retaliation, had fatally injured the chaplain in the thigh. Stephen, Richard, and Edmund Kendale (now parson of Ludgvan) had to seek the King’s pardon for manslaughter.
9/29/1440, Pardon to Stephen Kendale of Lostwythyell, ‘gentilman’. (S) CPRs.
3/29/1442, Stephen Kendal appointed a tax collector in Cornwall. (S) CFRs.
12/9/1449, Grant … Witd. Stephen Kendale, mayor. (S) UKNA. [Multiple records in 1449.]
1450, The suit started in 1440 with Maud, widow of Thomas, still not settled. Stephen, his son Richard, and John Loure petitioned the Chancellor for justice, claiming Udy Vyvyyan, husband of Maud, late the wife of Thomas Kendale, had kept the profits of tinworks which Thomas Kendal had requested be spent on a chantry to maintain a priest.
1450, Stephen conveyed some of his property in and near Lostwithiel to William Horde and his wife, Joan.
By 1453, Stephen died.
(S) Visitations of the County of Cornwall, 1887, Vivian, P41, P258. (S) Hist. of Parliament, Roskell, 1993.
Child of Stephen and Christian:
i. Richard Kendal (524290), born ~1410 in Cornwall, England.
ii. Thomas Kendale, born ? in Cornwall, England.
Thomas married Maud ?.
1439, Thomas died.
iii. Edmund Kendal, born ? in Cornwall.
Edmund and his brother Richard owned a ship called ‘Le Barke’ [likely used to ship tin.]