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Chamberlayne, Thomas

Male Abt 1510 - 1580


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  • Born  Abt 1510  Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Buried  26 Jul 1580  Prestbury, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I03054  My Genealogy
    Last Modified  10 Nov 2017 

    Family 1  Vanderzell, Anne,   b. Abt 1525, Of Brabant, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1545 
    Married  Abt 1540 
    Family ID  F01077  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Ludington, Joan,   b. Abt 1526, Of London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Apr 1565, Of Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Abt 1558 
    Children 
     1. Chamberlayne, John,   c. 27 Oct 1559, St Pauls Benet Wharf, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Feb 1617, Prestbury, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    >2. Chamberlayne, Edmund,   b. Abt 1560, Of Maugersbury, Stow, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 12 Apr 1634, Maugersbury, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Chamberlayne, Theophilia,   b. Abt 1562, Of Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1580
     4. Chamberlayne, Thomas,   b. Abt 1568, Of Prestbury Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 4 Dec 1640, Oddington, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F01078  Group Sheet

    Family 3  Carkyke, Anne,   b. Abt 1528, Of Potheridge, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1580-1588, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Abt 1567  London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    >1. Chamberlayne, Thomas,   b. Abt 1568, Prestbury, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 4 Dec 1640, Oddington, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  6 Aug 2018 
    Family ID  F01079  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Will of Sir Thomas Chamberlaine of Prestbury, Gloucestershire Date 11 November 1580 Catalogue reference PROB 11/62

      ...dated 26 Jul 1580, probate granted 11 Nov 1580, includes:
      to my well-beloved wife, Dame Anne
      to my children
      to my oldest son
      to my son John Chamberlaine, my son and heir
      to my son Thomas, my third son
      to William Pierson, gent.
      to Edmond Chamberlaine, my second son
      Executors: Peter Osbourne esq., Mr. Hickforde, Mr. William Walter, Mr. George Burden
      Witnesses: George Burden, M. Browne, Edmond Pierson, Edmunde Chamberlaine, Thomas Chamberlaine

      An addition made 27 Jul 1580:
      My daughter Theophila (unmarried) and the man who stole her away...Richard Webb "a lewd fellow of base condicion" will receive an inheritance if she leaves him and marries suitably.
      My son Thomas the elder to be cared for my son Thomas the younger
      my son and heir John
      my son Edmonde
      my servant Javin Gregorie
      Mrs. Elinor...my wife's gentlewoman
      Anne Norsman
      Anthonie my servant
      my kinswoman Awdrie
      Edmond Pierson and his wife
      Mr. Bullock...George Badger
      to John and Benjamin Pierson
      to John White my servant
      Thomas Cook...Richard Courte...Marie... Christian...Mr. Baptiste Trott.


      English ambassador to the Low Countries for Henry 8 and Queen Elizabeth

      ...The manor, which had been leased to John Harford for 80 years in 1533, (fn. 102) was leased by the Crown in 1564 to Thomas Chamberlayne and in 1574 to Robert, Earl of Leicester; in the early 17th century it was disputed who the rightful lessee was. (fn. 103) By 1612 Prestbury manor was said to be held in chief by Reginald Nicholas (d. 1612), (fn. 104) who was apparently a servant of John Chamberlayne, (fn. 105) Thomas's son. Thomas Nicholas, son and heir of Reginald Nicholas, conveyed Prestbury to Elizabeth Craven, widow of Sir William Craven, and others in 1622. In 1630 it passed to her son William Craven, (fn. 106) though Thomas Nicholas was said to be seised of the manor at his death in 1639 (fn. 107) and his co-heirs were dealing with the manor-house in 1647. (fn. 108)
      From: 'Parishes: Prestbury', A History of the County of Gloucester: volume 8 (1968), pp. 67-81. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=66385 Date accessed: 08 July 2009.


      Fifth in descent from this John was Sir Thomas Chamberlain of Prestbury in Gloucestershire, who was Ambassador to Spain in three different reigns;-under Henry VIII., Edward VI., and Elizabeth. He was also three times married. His first wife, a Dutchwoman said to be of kin to the House of Nassau, was childless; but by the second he was ancestor of the Chamberlains of Maugersbury, and by the third (Anne Monck, a great-aunt of the Duke of Albemarle's), of the Chamberlains of Oddington. The Maugersbury branch ended in 1831.
      B. The Account of Richard Ellis 1559-1561 (Longleat, Dudley Papers XV) <http://journals.cambridge.org/production/action/cjoGetFulltext?fulltextid=6347552>
      348 Sir Thomas Chamberlain (1504-80), MP, ambassador in Spain 1560-1. According to Machyn (p. 216) the christening of Chamberlain's son took place on 27 ...
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      . The "said" Sir Ralph Phane, Francis Haul and Thos. Averey, taking the letters, copies of covenants and other writings prepared for them, shall repair to Andwerp and communicate with their colleague Thomas Chamberlain, and receive 22,000l. st.
      From: 'Henry VIII: August 1545, 21-25', Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, Henry VIII, Volume 20 Part 2: August-December 1545 (1907), pp. 74-95. URL: http://193.39.212.226/report.aspx?compid=80414 Date accessed: 25 June 2011.

      May 17. Brussels, L.A. 63. The Queen Dowager to Edward VI.
      I have very willingly consented, in accordance with the contents of your letters of the 28th of April last, that Mr. (Sir) Thomas Chamberlain, here resident at my Court as your ambassador, shall return towards you. I have been pleased to hear that he is being recalled to fill a higher post, as he is a deserving man, whose services have been agreeable to us and who has diligently fulfilled his mission, and has received my assistance, wherever I have been able to give it, to enable him the better to despatch his business and so foster our mutual friendship and good neighbourliness. I will do the same for Sir Philip Hoby, who has been chosen by you to discharge the duties of the same post. He has been and will always be agreeable to me, like all whom you may choose to send; as I have more amply declared to him, requesting him also to declare to you on my behalf that I desire nothing so much as to perform all good offices to preserve the mutual friendship; and that his Majesty (the Emperor) will always reciprocate to the best of his power.
      From: 'Spain: May 1553', Calendar of State Papers, Spain, Volume 11: 1553 (1916), pp. 37-48. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=88480 Date accessed: 25 June 2011.