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Danvers, John

Male Abt 1455 - 1515


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  • Born  Abt 1455  Of Prescote, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Buried  12 Jan 1515  Dauntsey, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I08550  My Genealogy
    Last Modified  29 Apr 2015 

    Family  Stradling, Anne,   b. Abt 1469, Of Dauntsey, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Dec 1539, Dauntsey, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  13 Dec 1487  Chapel of the Holy Trinity, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Children 
     1. Danvers, John
     2. Danvers, Sylvester
     3. Danvers, Elizabeth,   d. Aft 1539
    >4. Danvers, Thomas,   b. Abt 1488, Of Dauntsey, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1532, Of Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Danvers, Dorothy,   b. Abt 1490, Of Dauntsey, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 5 Feb 1559, East Shefford, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Danvers, Richard,   b. Abt 1492, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 17 Jul 1517, Temple Church, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Danvers, William,   b. Abt 1492, Of Dauntsey, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jun 1544, Of Culworth, Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Danvers, Ann,   b. Abt 1495, Of Dauntsey, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1539
     9. Danvers, Margaret,   b. Abt 1502, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1541
    >10. Danvers, Susan,   b. Abt 1507, Of Dauntsey, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1527, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F02604  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • John Danvers, Knight. (4 Holder:)

      In the name of God Amen. The 2nd day of January 1514. I Sir John Danvers Knight do make my last will in manner following :

      I bequeath to my Mother Church of Sarum 3s. 4d., and to the Mother Church of Lincoln 3s. 4d. Also to Cropredye Church, St. Frethemonde Chapel, Culworth Church and Dauntesey Church 20s. each.

      Also I bequeath to my daughters Margaret, Susan and ' Costaunce ' ' to help to marry them ' ^100 each ' if they be of good rule and disposicion, and to be ordered in their marriage by myn Executors. And else not to have a penyworth of my goodes. Whereas there is a recovery had by Sir Thomas Englesfeld and Sir Eichard Fowler Knights and others against me the said Sir John Davers and Dame Anne my wife by a " Write of entree in the post " of the Manors of Coul worth Maundevile, Coulworth Pynkney and Sulgrave Pynkney with their appurtenances in the county of North, as may appear by
      the records of the 2nd and 3rd year of the reign of King Henry the 8th, the intent whereof I have declared in a declaration signed and sealed by me bearing date the 11th day of December 3 Hen. 8 [15 ] I now will that everything comprised withm the said declaration do take effect according to the tenour thereof.'

      The residue of all my goods I give to Anne my wife desiring her to be 'good mother to her children and myn.'

      I make my Executors the said Anne and Richard my son charging the latter with my blessing to meddle with no manner of administration during his mother's life but with her advice,

      Witnesses : Thomas DaversEsq., John Baker, clerk, Richard
      Barkeley gentleman and Harry Bagoot, with others.

      Proved at Lambeth the 24th day of January, 1514.

      Whereas Thomas Englesfeld, Richard Fowler Knts Edward Chamberlayne Thomas Langston John Fetyplace &c. &c. have recovered against me the said Sir John Davers and Dame Anne my wife by a 'writ of entree in the post' the manors of Culworth Maundevyle, Culworth Pynkeney, and Sulgrave Pynkney, as by the Records of Easter term 2 and 3 Hen. 8 may appear : my will is that the said Sir Thomas Englesfeld and his co-recoverers shall remain feoffees in all the premises to the use of me (Sir John Dan vers) and of Dame Anne my wife for our lives ; and after our decease to the use of Richard Danvers our son and of his heirs male, and for default of such issue to the use of William Danvers and John Danvers my sons for the term of their lives, and after their decease to the use of my heirs, and for default to the use of the right heirs of me the said Sir John Danvers.


      Sir John was Sheriff of Northamptonfliire 10 Hen. VIL, and subfequently, by marriage with the heirefs of Stradling, became Lord of the Manor of Dauntfey in this county. He was afterwards twice Sheriff of Wilts in 19 Hen. VII. and 5 Hen. VIII. Aubrey in his " Colle6lions for Wilts " gives the following curious anecdote in reference to his marriage : - " Anno .... here was a robbery committed at the Manour Houfe, on the family of the Stradlings; he [Sir Edward Stradling] and all his fervants, except one plowboy, who hid himfelf, were murthered, by which means this whole eftate came to Anne his fifter, and that heire married after to Sir John Danvers, a handfome gentleman, who clapt up a match with her before fhe heard the newes, he, by good fortune lighting upon the meflenger firft. She lived at that time in Pater Norter Rowe at London, and had but an ordinary portion. This robbery was done on a Saturday night; the next day the neighbours wondered none of the family came to church ; they went to fee what was the matter, and the parfon of the parifh very gravely went along with them, who by the boy was proved to be one of the company, and was (I think) hanged for his paines."

      The Northamptonshire post-mortem inquisition is in file 684 of second series of Escheators' Accounts, Eecord Office Calendar, 12 Henry VIII. It states that John Danvers Miles died seised of the manors of Culworth Mandeville, Culworth Pinkeney, and Sulgrave Pinkeney; it recites the trustees appointed, and that
      the manors were to pass to use of his son Richard, and failing him to the use of William Danvers, third son of John and Anne. His heir is his son Thomas, of full age. Anne, wife of John, holds and occupies the manors.

      With reference to the above manors, the will illustrates the plan customary at the time when the testator wished to leave landed property otherwise than to his eldest son. By a prior deed John Danvers had placed those manors in the hands of trustees. Sir Thomas Englefield, Sir Richard Fowler, and others, with a declaration that he desired after his death his second son, Richard, and his heirs male should have the use of them ; and that failing these his third son, William, and his heirs male should enjoy the use. And now, though he may
      not will away the landed property, he can will that his former declaration should take effect according to its full tenor, and the manors will therefore be transferred by the trustees to the use of the third son, William Danvers, and his heirs male.

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      The Will of JOHN DANVERS of Chamberhous in the parish of T'ach'm co. Berks, Esquire. 20 Sept., 1508. To be buried in the church of Thach'm. Margaret my wife. Thomas Danvers my brother. Prayers to be offered for the soul of John Pury Esquire. Thomas Frowyke, knight, Chief Justice of the King's Bench. The manor of Waterstoke, co. Oxon. Dame Sibille Danvers relict of Thomas Danvers, knight. My daughters Anne, Marie, Elizabeth, and Dorothee. My manor of Adderbury co. Oxon. The residue to my wife Margaret, sole executrix- [No witnesses named]. Proved at Lamehith 5 4 May, 1509. (14, Bennett).

  • Sources 
    1. [S00084] http://www.ebooksread.com/authors-eng/francis-nottidge-macnamara/memorials-of-the-danvers-family-of-dauntsey-and-culworth-their-ancestors-and--nca/page-27-memorials-of-the-danvers-family-of-dauntsey-and-culworth, The marriage certificate of John Danvers and Ann Stradling has been preserved, and is a very curious and an almost unique document. The certificate was written immediately after the ceremony of the marriage, and was no doubt placed, with the other family papers, in the muniment chest of Cul- worth manor house. There it remamed till the manor passed away from the Danvers family towards the end of the eighteenth century. Since then it has, with the other Cul- worth muniments, changed hands more than once, and was in the year 1893 purchased by the British Museum, where it now figures as ' Additional Charter No. 38875.' The certi- ficate sets forth that the marriage took place on December 13, 1487, in the chapel of the Holy Trinity, within the precincts of the College of St. Martin-le-Grand.....
      The certificate notifies that John Danvers, who is described as gentleman, and of the diocese of Lincoln, with his right hand took that of Anna, and said : ' I, John, take thee, Anna, to my wife, and pledge to you my faith.' Then, having withdrawn his hand, Anna incontinently took John by her right hand, and said : ' And I, Anna, take thee, John, to my man and husband, and to this I pledge you my faith.' And then they, having so said, and withdrawn their hands, kissed one another. The certificate also sets forth the names of the worshipful and eminent gentlemen, dwellers in London, who, with many others, witnessed the marriage. The names given are as follows : Thomas Frowyk, Lewis Pollard, Eichard Elyott, Thomas Ingylfeld (Englefield), Thomas Sabcotys (Sapcotes), Eichard Langston, Thomas Marrow, Eobert Brudenell, Edmund Tame, Edmund Bardesey, John Baff, Thomas Jakys, and William Malett.

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