Thursday, August 31, 2017

Bardolf Family

First Generation
  
1.  Sir John Bardolf1 died on 29 Jul 1363 in Assisi, Italy.1 He was born 13 Jan 1313/4 in Wormegay, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom.1 Sir John was 3rd Lord Bardolf. He was summoned to Parliament from 22 January 1335/6 to 1 June 1363. John served in Scotland, Germany and Brittany.

He married Elizabeth Damoray. Their marriage date was given as "before 25 December 1327." John would have been 13 and Elizabeth 9. Son William was born in 1349. No birth date has been found for daughters Isabel and Agnes, but they are listed before William in records. Assuming the girls were older and born, say three to six years before William, that would place their births during the 1340s. Was the marriage date in error, or simply arranged and performed when John and Elizabeth were children?
Sir John Bardolf and Elizabeth Damoray1 were married on 25 Dec 1327 in England.1 Elizabeth Damoray1 was born circa 23 May 1318 in England.1 She died before 1363 at the age of 45 in Wormegay, Norfolk, England.1 Elizabeth  was the granddaughter of Joan of England and Gilbert DeClare. Her great-grandparents were King Edward I of England and Eleanor of Castile.
 
John Bardolf and Elizabeth Damoray had the following child:
 
2 i. Sir William Bardolf, born 21 Oct 1349, Wormegay, Norfolk, England; married Agnes Poynings, c10 Feb 1365/6, Birling, Sussex, England, United Kingdom; died 29 Jan 1385/6, Wormegay, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom.
 
 
Second Generation
 
2.  Sir William Bardolf1 (John-1) was born on 21 Oct 1349 in Wormegay, Norfolk, England.1 He died 29 Jan 1385/6 in Wormegay, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom.1 He was buried aft 29 Jan 1385/6 in Friar Carmelies, Lynn, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom.1 Sir William was 4th Lord Bardolf of Wormegay, Cantley, Caistor and Strumpshaw, Norfolk. He was summoned to Parliament from 28 December 1375 to 3 September 1385.
Sir William Bardolf and Agnes Poynings1 were married c10 Feb 1365/6 in Birling, Sussex, England, United Kingdom.1 Agnes Poynings1, daughter of Michael Poynings and Joan Rokesley, was born circa 1350 in Slaugham, Sussex, England, United Kingdom.1 She died on 12 Jun 1403 at the age of 53 in prob. London, England.1 She was buried after 12 Jun 1403 in Trinity Priory, Aldgate, London, England, United Kingdom.1 Agnes married Sir Thomas Mortimer following the death of William Bardolf on c10 April 1386.
 
William Bardolf and Agnes Poynings had the following child:
 
3 i. Cecily Bardolf, born ca 1380, Norfolk, England; married Bryan Stapylton/Stapleton, ca 1406, Norfolk, England; died 29 Sep 1432, Ingham, Norfolk, England.
 
 
Third Generation
 
3.  Cecily Bardolf (William-2, John-1) was born circa 1380 in Norfolk, England. She died on 29 Sep 1432 at the age of 52 in Ingham, Norfolk, England. She was buried after 29 Sep 1432 in Ingham Priory, Norfolk, England.
Cecily Bardolf and Bryan Stapylton/Stapleton1 were married circa 1406 in Norfolk, England.1 Bryan Stapylton/Stapleton1, son of Miles Stapylton/Stapleton and Ela Ufford, was born circa 1379 in Ingham, Norfolk, England.1 He died on 7 Aug 1438 at the age of 59 in Ingham, Norfolk, England.1 He was buried after 7 Aug 1438 in Ingham Priory, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom.1 Sir Bryan Stapleton fought in the French Wars and was at the Battle of Agincourt in 1415. He was held prisoner by the French for five years, finally being ransomed for 3000 marks.

Stapleton was Lord of Ingham, Bedale and Moreton and served as Sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk. He was Knight of the Shire for Yorkshire.

Sir Bryan married married Cecily Bardolf about 1406. They had two sons, Miles and Bryan. Cecily died 29 September 1432. Stapleton died 7 August 1438.
 
Bryan Stapylton/Stapleton and Cecily Bardolf had the following child:
 
4 i. Miles Stapylton/Stapleton, born ca 1408, Ingham, Norfolk, England; married Katherine de la Pole, 1438, Norfolk, England; died 1 Oct 1466, Ingram, Norfolk, England.
 
Sources:
1. Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families (Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, Maryland, 2004), 56-57 [Bardolf

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Family de la Pole

First Generation
  
1.  Sir Thomas de la Pole1 was born in 1378 in Grafton Regis, Northumberland, England.2 He died on 8 Aug 1420 at the age of 42 in France.2 Thomas was the son of Michael de la Pole, 1st Earl of Suffolk, and Katherine de Wingfield. Numerous sources state that he was the son of Michael, the 2nd Earl, and Katherine Stafford. He was granted Bliburgh in Lincolnshire, Gresthorp in Nottinghamshire and Grafton in Northamptonshire by 1359. Thomas was Lord Chancellor of England and was created Earl of Suffolk in 1385.
Sir Thomas de la Pole and Anne Cheyne2 were married circa 1414 in England.2 Anne Cheyne12 was born circa 1375 in Fen Ditton, Coms, Thenford, Northamptonshire, England.2 She died circa 1428 at the age of 53 in England.2 Anne was the daughter of Nicholas Cheyne.
 
Thomas de la Pole and Anne Cheyne had the following child:
 
2 i. Katherine de la Pole, born 1416, Suffolk, England; married Miles Stapylton/Stapleton, 1438, Norfolk, England; died 13/14 Oct 1488, Prob Ingham, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom.
 
Second Generation
 
2.  Katherine de la Pole1 (Thomas-1) was born in 1416 in Suffolk, England.1 She died 13/14 Oct 1488 in Prob Ingham, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom.1 Katherine's will was dated 7 July . 5 September 1488 and proved 23 January 1488/9. Her second marriage was to Sir Richard Harcourt, who died in 1486. Katherine was buried in Rowley Abbey, Oxfordshire.
Katherine de la Pole and Miles Stapylton/Stapleton were married in 1438 in Norfolk, England.1 Miles Stapylton/Stapleton, son of Bryan Stapylton/Stapleton and Cecily Bardolf, was born circa 1408 in Ingham, Norfolk, England. He died on 1 Oct 1466 at the age of 58 in Ingram, Norfolk, England. He was buried after 1 Oct 1466 in Ingham Priory, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom. Sir Miles Stapleton was Lord of the Manor of both Ingham in Norfolk and Bedale in Yorkshire and Baron de jour of Ingham. He was Knight of the Shire for Suffolk and Norfolk and High Sheriff for both shires in 1440.

Miles married Elizabeth Felbrigg, daughter of Sir Simon Felbrigg of Suffolk and Margaret, daughter of Przemyslaw Noszak, Duke of Teschen and Glogu. The couple had no children. In 1438, he married Katherine de la Pole, daoghter of Thomas de la Pole and Anne Cheyne. They had Elizabeth and Jane/Joan.

Stapleton was summonded as a knight and Member of Parliament for Norfolk to attend the Privy Council in 1441-42.  He received a Royal Commission for the safekeeping of the seas in 1442. The following year, he and brother Bryan received the thanks of the Privy Council in connection with a riot at Norwich.

Miles' will was dated 4 August 1442 and proved 31 December 1466. He died 1 October 1466 and was buried in Ingham Priory.
 
Miles Stapylton/Stapleton and Katherine de la Pole had the following child:
 
3 i. Elizabeth Stapylton/Stapleton, born ca 1441, Ingram, Norfolk, England; died 18 Feb 1505, Niorfolk, England.
 
Sources:
1. Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families (Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, Maryland, 2004), 56-58 [Bardolf: 11. Miles Stapleton & Katherine Pole].
        2. Ian Fettes, Thomas de la Pole, Geneagraphie - Families all over the world; supplied by Fettes, [address for private use], 2007; Cites Complete Peerage & Plantagenet Ancestry.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

d'Ingham Family

First Generation
 
1.  Oliver d'Ingham1 was born in 1278 in Ellesmere, Shropshire, England.1 He died in 1344 at the age of 66 in Chester, Cheshire, England.1 Three different years of birth have turned up for Oliver d'Ingham, 1278, 1286 and 1287. His birth place has been given as Igham, Norfolk and Ellesmere Castle in Shropshire..

As Oliver's father was Sir John d'Ingham, it is likely that Ingham was his birth place. Oliver's mother is recorded variously as Margery, Maraya and Marcy. He married Elizabeth, daughter of Sir William la Louche and Maud Lovell.

He inherited lands in Hampshire, Wiltshire, Suffolk and Norfolk from Sir John in 1310. Ingham was summoned to serve in Scotland in 1310 and 1314. He was made Governor of Ellesmere Castle in Shropshire in 1320 and Justice of Chester, Cheshire in 1322. That same year, he supported the King against Thomas, Earl of Lancaster and attended the King in an expedition to Scotland.

Ingham was released from prison in 1324, after serving time for his involvement in the civil wars of Edward II. The release was to allow him to serve as Marshall of the Army under Edmund of Woodstock, Earl of Kent, in the Duchy of Aquitaine in the War of Saint Sardos against the French. Oliver was appointed advisor to Edmund, Earl of Kent, in Gascony.

In 1325, he was appointed seneschal of Gascony. Sir Oliver returned to England in 1327 as a Commissioner of Regency during the minority of Edward III. He was called to Parliament in 1328 and was appointed Chief Justice of Chester.

Ingham was sent to the Tower of London in 1330 after he was suspected of plotting against the King with Roger de Mortimer. Neither man was charged.
He received a full pardon from Edward III.

In 1331, Ingham was made Justiciar of Chester. The next year he was again named as seneschal of Gascony and held that office until 1337. Oliver's headquarters was at Bordeaux. During the early stages of the Hundred Years War, Ingham received little troop or financial support from England. He had to rely on a mercenary army. His forces were able to hold off an attack on Bordeaux in 1339. Oliver returned to England in 1342 to gather troops for Edward III's campaign in Brittany and returned to Gascony. He was recalled from Gascony in 1343.

On 29 January 1344, Oliver d'Ingham died at Ingham and was buried in the Holy Trinity Church in Ingham. Elizabeth died at Wiltshire in 1350.

[Other sources: Wikipedia: Oliver Ingham and Find A Grave: Oliver Ingham]
Oliver d'Ingham and Elizabeth Zouche1 were married in England.1 Elizabeth Zouche1 was born in 1282 in England.1 She died in 1350 at the age of 68 in Wiltshire, England.1
 
Oliver d'Ingham and Elizabeth Zouche had the following child:
 
2 i. Joan d'Ingham, born ca 1319, Ingham, Norfolk, England; married Sir Miles Stapylton/Stapleton, 30 Nov 1350, Ingham, Norfolk, England; died 12 Dec 1365, Ingham, Norfolk, England.
 
 
Second Generation
 
2.  Joan d'Ingham2 (Oliver-1) was born circa 1319 in Ingham, Norfolk, England.2 She died on 12 Dec 1365 at the age of 46 in Ingham, Norfolk, England.2 She was buried after 12 Dec 1365 in Ingham Priory, Norfolk, England.2
Joan d'Ingham and Sir Miles Stapylton/Stapleton23 were married on 30 Nov 1350 in Ingham, Norfolk, England.23 Sir Miles Stapylton/Stapleton24, son of Gilbert Stapylton/Stapleton and Matilda/Agnes Fitz Alan, died in Dec 1364 in prob Ingham, Norfolk, England.3 He was buried on 4 Dec 1364 in Ingham Priory, Norfolk, England.23 He was born c1318/9 in Bedale, Yorkshire North Riding, England.23 Son of Gilbert Stapleton and Matilda [Agnes] FitzAlan, Sir Miles Stapleton was one of the founders of the "Order of the Garter" along with King Edward III in 1344.

Sir Miles gained fame as a warrior in service to Edward III during the wars against the French beginning in Brittany in 1342.  He also served at Crecy and Calais. Miles obtained chief credit on the first day of a famous Windsor jousting tournament on 19 January 1344 and the foundation of a round table in June the following year. Stapleton was the 17th on the list of the first Knights of the Order of the Gater and occupied the 9th stall in St. George's Chapel on the King's side. [Sources differ on whether the order was founded in 1344 or 1348.] In 1354, he was one of the magnates who signed a proclamation referring the disputes between England and France to the pope.

Stapleton took part in the raid of Lancaster toward Paris in 1356. King Edward III sent him as a messenger to meet with Philip of Navarre in January 1358. Miles served as a negotiator of the treaty of Bretigny in 1360. He was sent to France in 1364 to support John de Monfort's canditure for the Breton succession. That September, Miles took part in the Battle of Auray. He died in December, reportedly from wounds received at Auray. He was buried in the church at Ingham.

Sir Miles married twice. By his first wife, name unknown, had a son John [d. 1355]. His second wife was Joan de Ingham, widow of Roger Lestrange. They married in 1350 and had Miles and Joan.
 
Miles Stapylton/Stapleton and Joan d'Ingham had the following child:
 
3 i. Sir Miles Stapylton/Stapleton, born 23 Jun 1357, Bedale, Yorkshire, England; married Ela Ufford, bef 1379, Norfolk, England; died 10 Apr 1419, Ingham, Norfolk, England.
 
  
Sources:
1. Bond0007, "Lord Oliver de Ingham & Elizabeth la Zouche," , Many Mini Biographies, 20 December 2011 (http://www.teachergenealogist007.com/2011/12/g25-30422630ii.html : accessed 29 August 2017), Bio on Oliver Ingham.
        2. George Beltz, "Miles Stapleton 1319-1364," database, The Medieval Combat Society, The Medieval Combat Society (www.themcs.org/characters/Miles%20Stapleton.htm: accessed 20 August 2017), Stapleton Family; citing Memorials of the Most Noble Order of the Garter from Its Foundation to the Present Time, 1841.
        3. Thomas Frederick Tout, "Stapleton, Miles de [d. 1364] [DNB00]," article, Wikisource, Wikisource (https://en.wikisource.org/w/index.php?title=Stapleton_Miles_de_(d.1364)_()DNB00 : accessed 15 August 2017), Miles de Stapleton; citing prior publication in Dictionary of National Biography, Vol. 54 [1885-1900] (2011).
        4. Leslie Stephens & Sidney Lee, "Miles Stapleton [Died 1314]," article, Encyclopedia Britannica, Britannica Biographies (www.britannica.com/bios/lords/mstapleton.html : accessed 20 August 2017), Miles Stapleton; Dictionary of National Biography [1891

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Interesting Medieval History Website

As I dig into my early English ancestry, I come across some interesting websites. One in particular is the Medieval Combat Society. In addition to featuring information on medieval reenactment and customs, the site has biographies on members of the Order of the Garter. [My primary focus, for now.]

Here is the url if you are interested in the Medieval Era:
http://www.medievalcombatsociety.org.uk/index.php/research/14th-century-history/historical-biopics

Once the research settles a bit, I intend to investigate the MCS site in more detail!

Friday, August 25, 2017

Birthdays and Anniversaries

­čśťAugust 25th was the birthday of my Mom, Ruthjane McHugh Prall [1921] and paternal grandmother, Mayme Faucett Prall [1885]. Mom would have been a very feisty 96 today. It was Grandma's 132nd birthday.

August 23rd was my folks wedding anniversary. Hugh Prall and Ruthjane McHugh were married 77 years ago, in 1940. There was always an element of good-natured humor in the household, except when Mom uttered my first, middle and last name. Then it was time to stop whatever I was up to!

As my uncle, Charles "Mutt" McHugh often told me, I was very lucky to have them as my parents.

Grandma was the only grandparent I have clear memories of. [My paternal grandfather died in 1939; Mom's mother in 1952, her dad in 1954.] She died in 1960, when I was nine. Grandma babysat me from time-to-time. Her last years were spent at the Linwood Apartments, at Pleasant Run Pkwy and Linwood Ave. The complex had a big yard and was near Pleasant Run Creek with plenty of room for a prospective cowboy-gunfighter to roam. Her brother-in-law, Clint Pentzer, would join me every now-and-then. Great-uncle Clint made a good seven year old, for a guy in his 70s!

Happy birthday Mom and Grandma! Happy anniversary Mom and Pop!

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Focus! Focus! Focus!

Realtors claim the 3 most important things in making a sale are "location, location, location." I think for genealogists, it's "focus, focus, focus."

No matter whether you are on researching in a library, courthouse, archives or online - stay focused!
I have been working on several families recently and focus has been waning. I'll be working on one family, then jump to another and back. It finally dawned on me to get one family wrapped up and then work on another one.

That is one thing I really miss about the now-defunct Problem Solving track at the Salt Lake Institute.The format required you to submit ONE project and focus on that project for five days. Even if you reached a dead end and had to deviate from the plan, you still stayed focused on one or two options in your research plan.

So, that's my advice to you fellow researchers - FOCUS on one task at a time. Design your research plan and stick to it! Don't lose time bouncing from one item to another! 

Monday, August 21, 2017

Researc Book Recommendation!

As I plow through several English lines, I am beginning to rely on Plantagenet Ancestry by Douglas Richardson [Genealogical Pub. Co., Baltimore, 2004]. Mr. Richardson tackled the task of  tracking about 190 17th century North American families descended from the Plantagenet dynasty of England [1154 - 1485].

My first encounter with the book was when I was trying to prove my Welsh Quaker line allegedly descended from King John. I had the proposed lineage courtesy of Gary Boyd Roberts' Royal Descent of 600 American Colonists. [Another highly recommended resource!] Plantagenet Ancestry backed up Roberts' work.

If you have English ancestry - and that covers a large percentage of us - this is a terrific book to use in tracing your "noble" roots. Check it out!

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Timeline: Family in History - 1626-1650

1626: City of New Amsterdam founded.
1629: Massachusetts Bay Colony established; Higginson Fleet arrives.
1630: Winthrop Fleet arrives in Boston.
1636: Founding of Connecticut [Thomas Hooker], Providence Plantation [RI] [Roger Williams], Maryland [Calvert] Colonies.
1638: New Haven [CT], New Sweden and Delaware Colonies founded.
1650: Cornelis Melyn settlement established on Staten Island [New Netherland].

1629: Richard Waterman arrives with Higginson Fleet -MA [to RI in 1638]
1630: Edmond Lockwood, Thomas French, Thomas Howlett and their families arrive with the Winthrop Fleet - MA [I have conflicting notes: Thomas French Jr. arrived in 1630, his parents & siblings by 1638; Howlett family arrived in 1633.] Rev. John Maverick [Mary & John] - MA
1630-32: Humphrey Turner - Plymouth Colony
1630-37: Robert Jennison - MA
1631: Samuel Wakeman - MA [to Hartford, CT - 1636]; Rev. Roger Williams - MA [to RI - 1636]
1632: Gerrit Jansen van Oldenburg [progenitor of Garrison family] - New Netherland; Richard Oldham - MA [to Hartford, CT - 1635]
1633: William Collier, one of the Merchant Adventurers who financed the Mayflower - Plymouth Col.
1634: Thomas Prence becomes governor of Plymouth [also 1638]; Thomas Scott - MA; Matthias St. John/Sension - MA [to CT - 1640]
1635: Richard Scofield, William Almy, William Arnold [to RI - 1638], Randall Holden [to RI - 1636], Samuel Very, Robert Jones, Dr. John Greene [to RI - 1636], Francis Newcomb - MA
1636: Rev. Roger Williams establishes Providence Plantation [RI]; Samuel Gorton [to Ply. - 1637 & RI - 1639, leader of Gortonites], Francis Peabody - MA
1637: Richard Singletary - MA; Frances Latham Dungan Clarke - RI
1638: John Remington, Andrew Greeley - MA; Barent Jansen Blom - New Netherland
1639:Henry Brown, Evan Thomas, Joseph Moyse, Thomas Grant - MA
1640: Thomas Benedict, William Douglas, Francis Nurse, William Towne - MA; Arthur Howland - Plymouth Col. [preceeded by brother John [1620] & Henry [c1635]]
1641: Lysbet van der Linde/with mother & step-father - New Netherland
1642: William Keeney - MA [with Blinman's Cape Ann Party to New London, CT - 1650]
1643: Zachariah Rhodes - MA [to RI - 1646]; Richard Webb - CT; Martin Cregier - New Neth.
1645: Hendrick Obee - New Neth.
1645-49: Teunis Cornelius Swart - New Neth.
1646: John Daly, Claes Bording - New Neth.; Edward Hazen - MA
1647: Abraham Willemse Titsoort; Susanna Lies [with step-father] - New Neth.
1650: John Woodis - MA; Jan Arentsz van Heerde [progenitor of Prall family] - Staten Island, New Neth.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Calthorpe Family

First Generation
 
1.  Sir William Calthorpe1 was born on 30 Jan 1410 in Norfolk, England.1 He died on 15 Nov 1494 at the age of 84 in Norfolk, England.1 He was buried after 15 Nov 1494 in Church of White Friars, Norwich, Norfolk, England.1 William Calthorpe was the Lord of the Manors of Burnham and Ludham, Norfolk, England. He was knighted at the Tower of London by Edward IV at the coronation of Queen Elizabeth Wydville on Ascension Day, 26 May 1465. Calthorpe was High Sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk in 1442, 1458, 1464 and 1476.  He was Steward of the Duke of Norfolk in 1479.

Sir William married twice. His first wife was Elizabeth [1406-1437], daughter of Sir Reynold de Grey, 3rd Baron of Ruthin. His second wife was Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Miles Stapleton of Ingram and Katherine de la Pole.

Elizabeth Stapleton inherited Hemptead, Norfolk from her father.

William was buried next to his first wife at the Church of White Friars at Norwich, Norfolk.
Elizabeth Stapylton/Stapleton was born circa 1441 in Ingram, Norfolk, England. She died on 18 Feb 1505 at the age of 64 in Niorfolk, England.
 
William Calthorpe and Elizabeth Stapylton/Stapleton had the following child:
 
2 i. Anne Calthorpe, born ca 1460, Burnham Thorpe, Norfolk, England; married Sir Robert Drury, ca 1494, Hawsted, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom; died bef 1531, Hawsted, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom.
 
Second Generation
  
2.  Anne Calthorpe2 (William-1) was born circa 1460 in Burnham Thorpe, Norfolk, England. She died before 1531 at the age of 71 in Hawsted, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom.2 Anne, through her mother's Stapylton line was descended from King Edward I of England and Eleanor of Castile.
Anne Calthorpe and Sir Robert Drury2 were married circa 1494 in Hawsted, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom.2 Sir Robert Drury2, son of Roger Drury and Felice Denston, was born before 1456 in Hawsted, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom.2 He died on 2 Mar 1535 at the age of 79 in Hawsted, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom.2 Sir Robert Drury was the son of Roger Drury by his second wife, Felice Denston. He was born at Hawsted, Suffolk by 1456.
Robert married Anne Calthorpe about 1494. They had William, Robert, Anne, Elizabeth, Bridget and Ursula,
He was knighted by Henry VII after the battle of Blackheath on 17 June 1497. Drury was Lord of the Manor of Hawsted in Suffolk, served as Knight of the Body to both Kings Henry VII and VIII, Knight of the Shrine for Suffolk [1491, 1495, 1510], Speaker of the House of Commons [to which he was elected 4 October 1495] and Privy Councillor. Sir Robert was a barrister-at-law, with a townhouse in Drury Lane in London. He was admitted to Lincoln's Inn in 1473.
On 29 August 1509, he witnessed the renewal of the Treaty of Pepetual Peace between England and Scotland by Henry VIII. Drury was present at the funeral of Prince Henry in 1511 and was one of the knights to bear the canopy of the young prince. Between June 1510 and February 1513 he was among those involved with trying to pacify the Scottish borders by peaceful means and seeking redress for wrongs committed.
Anne preceded Robert in death. He married, second, twice widowed Anne Jerningham, daughter of Sir Edward.
Robert made his will on 1 May 1531, in which he requested to be buried in the chancel of St. Mary's Church beside his first wife.
Sir Robert Drury and Anne Calthorpe were buried at St. Mary's Church, Bury St. Edmunds.
Robert Drury and Anne Calthorpe had the following child:
 
3 i. Elizabeth Drury, married Sir Philip Boteler, ca 1510, Watton on Stone, Hertfordshire, England; died 11 Dec 1574, Watton Woodhall, Hertfordshire, England.
 
Sources:
1. Wikipedia, "William Calthorpe," database, Wikipedia Foundation, Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Calthorpe: accessed 10 July 2017), Sir William Calthorpe.
        2. Wikipedia Foundation, "Robert Drury [speaker]," database, Wikipedia Foundation, Wikipedia (www.wikipedia.org: accessed 11 August 2017), Robert Drury.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Drury Family

First Generation
 
1.  Roger Drury1 died in 1496 in Hawsted, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom.1
 
Roger Drury and Felice Denston1 were married.1 Felice Denston1 was born in Besthorpe, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom.1 Felice was the daughter of William Deston of Besthorpe, Norfolk, England.
 
Roger Drury and Felice Denston had the following child:
 
2 i. Sir Robert Drury, born bef 1456, Hawsted, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom; married Anne Calthorpe, ca 1494, Hawsted, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom; died 2 Mar 1535, Hawsted, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom.
 
Second Generation
  
2.  Sir Robert Drury1 (Roger-1) was born before 1456 in Hawsted, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom.1 He died on 2 Mar 1535 at the age of 79 in Hawsted, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom.1 Sir Robert Drury was the son of Roger Drury by his second wife, Felice Denston. He was born at Hawsted, Suffolk by 1456.
Robert married Anne Calthorpe about 1494. They had William, Robert, Anne, Elizabeth, Bridget and Ursula,
He was knighted by Henry VII after the battle of Blackheath on 17 June 1497. Drury was Lord of the Manor of Hawsted in Suffolk, served as Knight of the Body to both Kings Henry VII and VIII, Knight of the Shrine for Suffolk [1491, 1495, 1510], Speaker of the House of Commons [to which he was elected 4 October 1495] and Privy Councillor. Sir Robert was a barrister-at-law, with a townhouse in Drury Lane in London. He was admitted to Lincoln's Inn in 1473.
On 29 August 1509, he witnessed the renewal of the Treaty of Pepetual Peace between England and Scotland by Henry VIII. Drury was present at the funeral of Prince Henry in 1511 and was one of the knights to bear the canopy of the young prince. Between June 1510 and February 1513 he was among those involved with trying to pacify the Scottish borders by peaceful means and seeking redress for wrongs committed.
Anne preceded Robert in death. He married, second, twice widowed Anne Jerningham, daughter of Sir Edward.
Robert made his will on 1 May 1531, in which he requested to be buried in the chancel of St. Mary's Church beside his first wife.
Sir Robert Drury and Anne Calthorpe were buried at St. Mary's Church, Bury St. Edmunds.
Sir Robert Drury and Anne Calthorpe1 were married circa 1494 in Hawsted, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom.1 Anne Calthorpe1, daughter of William Calthorpe and Elizabeth Stapylton/Stapleton, was born circa 1460 in Burnham Thorpe, Norfolk, England. She died before 1531 at the age of 71 in Hawsted, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom.1 Anne, through her mother's Stapylton line was descended from King Edward I of England and Eleanor of Castile.
 
Robert Drury and Anne Calthorpe had the following child:
 
3 i. Elizabeth Drury, married Sir Philip Boteler, ca 1510, Watton on Stone, Hertfordshire, England; died 11 Dec 1574, Watton Woodhall, Hertfordshire, England.
 
 
Third Generation
  
3.  Elizabeth Drury (Robert-2, Roger-1) died on 11 Dec 1574 in Watton Woodhall, Hertfordshire, England.
Elizabeth Drury and Sir Philip Boteler were married circa 1510 in Watton on Stone, Hertfordshire, England. Sir Philip Boteler was born by 1493 in Watton on Stone, Hertfordshire, England. He died on 28 Mar 1545 at the age of 52 in Watton Woodhall, Hertfordshire, England. Sir Philip was the eldest son of John Boteler and his second wife, Dorothy Tyrell. Philip married Elizabeth Drury in 1510. She was the mother of three sons and seven daughters.

Boteler was one of the Knights of the Body to King Henry VIII in 1516. On 10 January 1520/1, he sold the reversion of Norbury Manor, Staffordshire, to Thomas Skrymaher for a rent-charge of forty marks per annum.

He was a Member of Parliament for Hertfordshire in 1529 and 1539. In 1530 Philip was one of the commissioners for Hertfordshire toinquire into the possessions of Wolsey. He was Sheriff of Hertfordshire in 1533 and 1540.

Boteler witnessed the christening of Prince Edward [later King Edward VI]. Sir Philip, in 1539-40, was among the knights appointed to meet Anne of Cleves.

Sir Philip and Dame Elizabeth, along with their son John and his wife Grizel, sold the advowson of Norbury to Skrymaher on 10 June 1540.

In 1544, he was enrolled as supplying men for the rearguard in the army against France and was appointed to levy recruits.

At the dissoution of the monasteries Henry VII gave the manor of Aston, for the tenth part of a knight's fee and a rent of seventeen shillings and eleven pence to Sir Philip Boteler, Sheriff of Hertford. Philip ruled at Woodhall in Watton parish. He built the manor of Aston Bury on the site of an old monastery to establish himself in Aston.
Philip Boteler and Elizabeth Drury had the following child:
 
4 i. John Boteler Esquire, born 26 aug 1514/5, Watton Woodhall, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom; married Grizel Roche, 10 Jun 1540, Watton Woodhall, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom; died bef 6 mar 1575/6, Watton Woodhall, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom.
 
 
Sources:
1. Wikipedia Foundation, "Robert Drury [speaker]," database, Wikipedia Foundation, Wikipedia (www.wikipedia.org: accessed 11 August 2017), Robert Drury.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

US History Timeline: How and Where the Family Fits In

I thought I would take a look at a fairly basic US History timeline and see how and where my family fits in. Who was where when major events took place, such as the founding of colonies, wars, arrival of immigrant groups, major westward migrations, etc. Now my people did not make it beyond the Mississippi River, so Westward Expansion will take a hit on my timeline. Immigration after the Civil War won't get much attention either, since ALL of my ancestral families were here by the mid-1850s. The 20th century timeline will be dealt with in broad terms since the families were basically selling family farms and moving to the city - primarily Indianapolis. Just to let you know, this will not be an all-inclusive events timeline.

I will try to break the timeline into 25 year blocks. A few blocks may generate more than one post.

1607 - 1625:

1607: Jamestown, Colony of Virginia founded. [England]
1614: Dutch colony of New Netherland founded.
1619: First indentured servants arrive in Virginia, system evolves into slavery.
1620: Mayflower passengers found the colony of Plymouth. [England]

[No pre-1625 action in Virginia or New Netherland]
1620: William Brewster arrives on the Mayflower.
1621: Arrival of Jonathan Brewster & Thomas Prence.
1623: Arrival of William Oldham & sister, Lucretia.
1624: William Oldham banished from Plymouth; Jonathan Brewster & Lucretia Oldam married.

Next up: 1626-1650 = lots of action!

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Roche Family

First Generation
 
1.  John Roche1 was born in Wixley, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom.1 He died in Wixley, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom.1 John Roche was the father of John and Brian and brother of Thomas Roche.
 
John Roche had the following child:
 
2 i. Brian Roche, born Wixley, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom; married Elizabeth [Roche], Wixley, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom; died 12 May 1514–29 May 1514, Wixley, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom.
 
Second Generation
 
2.  Brian Roche1 (John-1) died on 12 May 1514–29 May 1514 in Wixley, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom.1 He was born in Wixley, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom.1 Brian Roche is believed to be the father of Grizel, wife of John Boteler. The baptismal record of Philip Boteler seems to verify this:Philip Boteler, son of John Boteler, son and heyer of Phillip, and son and heyer of Grysill, daughter and heyer of Bryan Rooche, wiff of the said John Boteler, who was born the xj. day of December in the yere of Our Lorde mdXXXIIIJ. [11 December 1534]
Roche was Serjeant of the Kitchen and Purveyor to the Royal household for Henry VII and Henry VIII. Brian made his fortune by contracts for victualling [providing food] for the army and navy at home and abroad.

Brian Roche's will was dated 12 May 1514 and proved 29 May 1514. He named his wife Elizabeth, son and heir Nicholas, brother William and uncle Thomas. Roche made bequests to the Wixley Church in Yorkshire and for repairs to the highway between Buntingford and Royston in Hertfordshire.

Curiously, he did not mention his daughter Grizel, although she was referred to as her father's heir in 1534.. Grizel would name her eldest daughter Elizabeth and a son Nicholas.
Brian Roche and Elizabeth [Roche]1 were married in Wixley, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom.1 Elizabeth [Roche] was born (date unknown).
 
Brian Roche and Elizabeth [Roche] had the following child:
 
3 i. Grizel Roche, married John Boteler, 10 Jun 1540, Watton Woodhall, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom; died 26 feb 1581/2, Watton Woodhall, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom.
 
 
Third Generation
  
3.  Grizel Roche1 (Brian-2, John-1) died 26 feb 1581/2 in Watton Woodhall, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom.1
Grizel Roche and John Boteler1 were married on 10 Jun 1540 in Watton Woodhall, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom.1 John Boteler was born 26 aug 1514/5 in Watton Woodhall, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom. He died bef 6 mar 1575/6 in Watton Woodhall, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom. He was buried 6 mar 1575/6 in Watton Woodhall, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom.
 
John Boteler and Grizel Roche had the following child:
 
4 i. Elizabeth Boteler, born ca 1550, Watton Woodhall, Hertfordshire, England; married Sir Henry Coningsby, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom; died ca 3 Feb 1613/4, prob. North Mimms, Hertfordshire, England.
 
Sources:
1. Robert Edmond Chester Waters Esq., B.A., Genealogical Memoirs of the Extinct Family of Chester of Chichley: Their Ancestors & Descendants, I (London: Robson & Sons, 1878), 158-160.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Coningsby: Gen. 9-13 & Sources

Ninth Generation
  
9.  Thomas Coningsby12 (Thomas-8, Thomas-7, John-6, Thomas-5, William-4, Roger-3, John-2, John-1) was born circa 1419 in Rock, Worcestershire, England.12 He died in 1498 at the age of 79 in Ake or Rock, Worcestershire, England.12 Thomas has a monument in Rock Church with amorial bearings and quarterings. The monument was built by his son, Sir Humphrey Coningsby.
Thomas Coningsby and Catherine Waldyff1,3 were married in Prob. Rock, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom.12 Catherine Waldyff12 was born in 1427 in Stoke-Gifford, Gloucestershire, England.12 She died in 1464 at the age of 37 in Rock, Worcestershire, England.12
 
Thomas Coningsby and Catherine Waldyff had the following child:
 
10 i. Sir Humphrey Coningsby, born ca 1458, Hampton Court, Hertfordshire,, England; married Alice Ferriby/Ferebie, 1480–1489, Prob Hertfordfshire, England, United Kingdom; died 2 Jun 1535, Aldenham, Hertfordshire, England.
 
 
Tenth Generation
  
10.  Sir Humphrey Coningsby13 (Thomas-9, Thomas-8, Thomas-7, John-6, Thomas-5, William-4, Roger-3, John-2, John-1) was born circa 1458 in Hampton Court, Hertfordshire,, England.12 Alternate birthplace: Rock, Worcestershire. He died on 2 Jun 1535 at the age of 77 in Aldenham, Hertfordshire, England.12 Son of Thomas Coningsby and Catherine Waldyff, Humphrey was "bred to the Bar." Coningsby began his legal career as an attorney of common pleas. He was named in warrants of attorney in 1474. Humphrey was deputy for the sheriff of Worcestershire in 1476.

From 1480 - 1493 he served as third protonotary*. Coningsby surrendered the position to John Caryll on the condition that Caryll passed it on to Humphrey's son, which he did. Coningsby served as clerk of assize on the western circuit and became a member of the bench of the Inner Temple during the 1480s. In 1493, he was named a justice of the peace for Hertfordshire.

In November 1495, Sir Humphrey was appointed serjeant [English barrister of the highest rank]. Among his clients were Queen Elizabeth, the Duke of Buckingham and Peterborough Abbey. He was named a King's serjeant in 1500. Coningsby had been knighted Sir Humphrey by 1509, when on 21 May, he the first justice of the King's bench appointed by Henry VIII. He held that position until 28 November 1533.  

Sir Humphrey purchased large estates of Stottesdon, Shropshire, Hampton's Court and Hope under Dinmore, Herefordshire, Penn's Place and Pigott's, Hertfordshire and North Piddle, Worcestershire. In 1509, Coningsby built the south chapel, south aisle and west tower of the village church in Rock.  He added the chantry of our Blessed Lady and St. George in 1510 and opened a free grammar school in 1513.

On 26 October 1527, he purchased the wardship of his grandson and heir apparent Humphrey Coningsby. The boy had become the ward of the King upon the death of his mother, Cecily Salway.

Humphrey married three times. [1] Alice Ferreby, the mother of his children. [2] Anne, daughter of Christopher Moresby, Esq. and widow of James Pickering, Esq., who died 5 Oct 1523. [3] Isabel, died before Humphrey wrote his will in 1531 and was buried at Gray [White?] Friars Church, London. (see below)

(The Wikipedia article on Humphrey has his wives as Isabel Ferreby. Alice Francis and Anne Moresby, who died in 1523. Since Isabel was named in his will, this appears to be in error.)

Will dated 15 November 1531: Humphrey requested to be buried in the Church of the White Friars, London  near the grave of wife Isabel, Aldenham [death within seven miles], or Rock [death within 40 miles] - depending upon his place of death.  He died 2 June 1535.

By Alice, Sir Humphrey had the following children:
[1] Thomas, Earl of Coningsby, married Cecily Salway. Predeceased his father.
[2] William, educated at Eaton, ellected Fellow of King's College at Cambridge [1497], studied law at Inner Temple, appointed a Judge to the King's Bench 4 months before his death on 5 July 1540.
[3] John, inherited estate at North Mimms.
[4] Elizabeth, married Richard Berkeley and Sir John Fitz-James.
[5] Amphillis, married Sir John Tyndall.
[6] Margaret, married Sir Christopher Hilyard.
[7] Jane, married George Raleigh, Esq.

*protonotary / prothonotary: principal clerk of a court
(Much of the information above is from an add-on to a RootsWeb World Connect tree posted by Darlene Athey-Hill citing the Humphrey Coningsby entry in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography)
Sir Humphrey Coningsby and Alice Ferriby/Ferebie1,3 were married in 1480–1489 in Prob Hertfordfshire, England, United Kingdom.12 Alice Ferriby/Ferebie1 was born circa 1460 in Ferreby, Lincolnshire, England.1 She died on 5 Oct 1523 at the age of 63 in Aldenham, Hertfordshire, England.1
 
Humphrey Coningsby and Alice Ferriby/Ferebie had the following child:
 
11 i. John Coningsby Esquire, born bef 1512, North Mimms, Hertfordshire, England; married Elizabeth Frowyke, North Mimms, Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom; died Jun 1547, prob Hertfordshire, England.
 
 
Eleventh Generation
 
11.  John Coningsby Esquire13 (Humphrey-10, Thomas-9, Thomas-8, Thomas-7, John-6, Thomas-5, William-4, Roger-3, John-2, John-1) was born before 1512 in North Mimms, Hertfordshire, England.12 He died in Jun 1547 at the age of 35 in prob Hertfordshire, England.12 He was buried on 14 Jun 1547 in St. Dunton's in the West, Fleet Street, London, England.12 John Coningsby was born before 1512, possibly as early as 1480. [undocumented source] Coningsby was Commissioner of gaol delivery in 1530. He was exempted from attending the King in war for August 1544. John was Receiver General for the Duchy of Lancaster. He was appointed Sheriff of Hertfordshire on 23 November 1546, a position Coningsby held until his death. John held properties of Sherlands manor, Maresehall manor, Hadley and South Mimms.

There is a gravestone at St. Dunstans in the West inscribed to the memory of John and his wife, Elizabeth.
John Coningsby Esquire and Elizabeth Frowyke1 were married in North Mimms, Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom.12 Elizabeth Frowyke12 was born circa 1516 in North Mimms, Herefordshire, England.12 She died in 1546 at the age of 30 in Rock, Worcestershire, England.12 Elizabeth was the daughter of Henry and Ann Frowyke of North Mimms. Although the gravestone at St. Dunton's is in memory of both John and Elizabeth, it is possible that  she was interred in the chapel of St. Catherine's  in North Mimms.
 
John Coningsby and Elizabeth Frowyke had the following child:
 
12 i. Sir Henry Coningsby, born 1546–1547, North Mimms, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom; married Elizabeth Boteler, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom; died 21 Jan 1590, North Mimms, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom.
 
 
Twelfth Generation
  
12.  Sir Henry Coningsby1,4 (John-11, Humphrey-10, Thomas-9, Thomas-8, Thomas-7, John-6, Thomas-5, William-4, Roger-3, John-2, John-1) was born in 1546–1547 in North Mimms, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom.1,4 He died on 21 Jan 1590 at the age of 44 in North Mimms, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom.1,4 Sir Henry Coningsby was knighted at Theobald's in 1582, as Knight of the Weld and Nort Mimms. He served as Sheriff of Hertfordshire in 1569 and 1582. Sir Henry married Elizabeth, daughter of Sir John Boteler of Watton, Woodhall. His sister, Anne married Sir Philip Boteler, Henry's brother-in-law.

Henry will was dated 27 November 1587 and proved 21 January 1590/1.
Sir Henry Coningsby and Elizabeth Boteler1 were married in Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom.12 Elizabeth Boteler4 was born circa 1550 in Watton Woodhall, Hertfordshire, England.4 She died circa 3 Feb 1613/4 at the age of 64 in prob. North Mimms, Hertfordshire, England.4
 
Henry Coningsby and Elizabeth Boteler had the following child:
 
13 i. Elizabeth Coningsby, born ca 1574, Grimston, Norfolk, England; married Thomas Meautis, ca 1590, Westham, Essex, England; died Aug 1641, prob. Westham, Essex, England.
 
 
Thirteenth Generation
 
13.  Elizabeth Coningsby5 (Henry-12, John-11, Humphrey-10, Thomas-9, Thomas-8, Thomas-7, John-6, Thomas-5, William-4, Roger-3, John-2, John-1) was born circa 1574 in Grimston, Norfolk, England.6 She died in Aug 1641 at the age of 67 in prob. Westham, Essex, England.5 She was buried on 19 Aug 1641 in prob. Westham, Essex, England.5
Elizabeth Coningsby and Thomas Meautis5 were married circa 1590 in Westham, Essex, England.5 Thomas Meautis, son of Henry Meautis and Anne Jermy, was born circa 1572 in West Ham, Essex, England.7 He died in 1614 at the age of 42 in West Ham, Essex, England.5 Thomas Meautis was Clerk of the Privy Council. He was a "confidential friend and secretary" to Sir Francis Bacon.
 
Thomas Meautis and Elizabeth Coningsby had the following child:
 
14 i. Frances Meautis, born ca 1596, West Ham, Essex, England; married Sir John Thorowgood, bef 1613, England; died ca 1650, West Ham, Essex, England.
 
Sources:
1. Darryl Lundy, "Coningsby," database, Lundy Consulting, The Peerage (www.thepeerage.com/p40742.htm#1407419: accessed 25 July 2017), Coningsby Family.
        2. John Millman, "The Genealogy of the Jermy Family," database, John Millman, The Tripartite Website (myweb.tiscali.co.uk/tripartite/jermyhomepage.htm: accessed 20 August 2016), Jermy family.
        3. Robert Edmond Chester Waters Esq., B.A., Genealogical Memoirs of the Extinct Family of Chester of Chichley: Their Ancestors & Descendants, I (London: Robson & Sons, 1878), 259-263.
        4. Lundy, The Peerage, Coningsby family.
        5. Nina Green, "The National Archives Prob 11/45/221," database, Nina Green, Oxford Authorship Site (www.oxford-shakespeare.com/PROB_11_45_221.pdf: accessed ), ; citing National Archives of Britain.
        6. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints [LDS], "Ancestral File," database, FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org : accessed 25 July 2017), Eliz. Coningsby birth; submission 2011.
        7. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints [LDS], "Ancestral File," database, FamilySearch (www,familysearch.org : accessed 25 July 2017), Thomas Meautis birth; submission 2011