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Danvers, Ann

Female Abt 1495 - Aft 1540


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  • Born  Abt 1495  Of Dauntsey, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Female 
    Died  Aft 1539 
    Person ID  I08592  My Genealogy
    Last Modified  29 Apr 2015 

    Father  Danvers, John,   b. Abt 1455, Of Prescote, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 12 Jan 1515, Dauntsey, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  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 
    Family ID  F02604  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Lovett, Thomas,   b. Abt 1490, Of Astwell, Northampton, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 19 Jul 1523, Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Abt 1510  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F02959  Group Sheet

    Married  Between 1523 and 1539  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F02960  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Thomas Lovett who married Ann Danvers, fourth daughter of Sir John Danvers, belonged to the ancient family of Lovett, or Loueth, one of whom settled at Astwell in Northampton. Thomas Lovett died in July of the year 1523 ; and his inquisition states that his son and heir, Thomas, was at the time six years of age. He left two other sons' and three daughters; neither of the sons left heirs male, and the Astwell estate passed to John Shirley, of Eakedale, Leicester who married Jane, daughter of Thomas Lovett and Ann Danvers.

      Baker, in his ' History of Northamptonshire,' states that Ann died before her husband, Thomas Lovett; but this seems to be a mistake, as she was alive when her mother, Dame Ann, made her will in the year 1539, and was then married to . . . Wykes, no doubt one of the ancient Devonshire family of that name, of North wyke....

      Possibly John as one is witness to the will of his mother in law Ann Danvers will of 1530.


      The following extracts have been taken from "Illustrated Letters of the Paston Family", edited by Roger Virgoe (Macmillan 1989). The Pastons of Norfolk were a powerful familly in England in the 15th century.
      In a letter from Clement Paston to John Paston on 25 August 1461, he writes:
      ...Also he is acquainted with nobody but Wykes (John Wykes, 'Usshere of the King's Chambre'), and Wykes had told him that he would bring him to the King, but he has not yet done so.
      Describing the Royal Household of Edward IV, the editor states that
      Court members included the King's Secretary, Confessor and Almoner and usually one or more lords, but men of quite low status, such as the Pastons' friend John Wykes, Usher of the Chamber, could acquire great influence through their intimacy with the King.
      This John Wykes had an estate at Lavenham in Suffolk. He was in Castle Rising in Norfolk in one of the letters, a Royal castle, where the court must have been at the time.

      CP 25/1/91/119, number 40. Link: Image of document at AALT <http://aalt.law.uh.edu/CP25%281%29/CP25%281%29Herts91/B/IMG_0137.htm> County: Hertfordshire. Place: Westminster. Date: Two weeks from Easter, 15 Edward IV [9 April 1475]. Parties: Thomas Edward' and Alice, his wife, William Louet and Christopher Belle, querents, and John Wykes of London', gentleman, and Margaret, his wife, who was the wife of Thomas Croxton', gentleman, deforciants. Property: 2 messuages and 13 acres of land in Aldenham. Action: Plea of covenant. Agreement: John and Margaret have acknowledged the tenements to be the right of Thomas, and have remised and quitclaimed them from themselves and the heirs of Margaret to Thomas and Alice, William and Christopher and the heirs of Thomas for ever. Warranty: Warranty against William, abbot of the monastery of the Blessed Peter, Gloucester, and his successors. For this: Thomas and Alice, William and Christopher have given them 20 pounds sterling.
      Standardised forms of names. (These are tentative suggestions, intended only as a finding aid.) Persons: Thomas Edward, Alice Edward, William Lovett, Christopher Bell, John Wykes, Margaret Croxton, Thomas Croxton Places: London, Aldenham