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Stephens, Thomas

Male Abt 1524 - 13.01.1595/96


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  • Born  Abt. 1524  Chiseldon, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Buried  13.01.1595/96  Chiseldon, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I10588  My Genealogy
    Last Modified  4 Mar 2015 

    Father  Stephens, Of Chiseldon, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F03465  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Elizabeth,   d. 1577, Chiseldon, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Abt 1555  Of Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Stephens, Nicholas,   b. Abt 1555, Of Chiseldon, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 03 Feb 1610/11, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Stephens, Thomas,   b. Abt 1557, Of Chiseldon, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Stephens, John,   b. Abt 1559, Of Chiseldon, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1602, Of Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Stephens, Mary,   b. Abt 1565, Of Chiseldon, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  4 Mar 2015 
    Family ID  F03466  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Rutland, Dorothy,   b. Abt. 1535, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft. 1596, Of Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Abt. 1578  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified  7 Jan 2015 
    Family ID  F03397  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Will of Thomas Stephens Burythropp, Wiltshire Date range:02 July 1596 - 02 July 1596 Reference:PROB 11/88/6 : youngest son John Stephens, wants to be buried at Chiseldon, poor of Inglesham and Chiseldon, wife Dorothy, my wifes children, some unmarried, my sons and daughter, some unmarried, Thomas Stephens my second son.

      ...conveyed the manor together with lands, tenements, and rents in Chiseldon, Hodson, and Burderop to Thomas (II)Stephens in 1579. (fn. 88) Before his death in 1596 Thomas(II) settled the manor and rectory upon his second wife Dorothy for life. After Dorothy's death the manor passed to Nicholas Stephens, the eldest son of Thomas (II), although it seems that his brotherThomas (III) disputed the succession unsuccessfully. (fn. 89) Nicholas Stephens died in 1611 and was succeeded by his son Thomas (IV) Stephens (d. c.1631), (fn. 90) who in 1619 conveyed the manor to trustees.
      ....in 1561 received a licence to alienate the capitalmessuage of Burderop Farm, together with Monkebaron grange and the tithes of both, to Thomas (II)Stephens of Burderop. (fn. 112) In 1561-2 the conveyancetook place when messuages and lands in Burderop were transferred to Thomas (II) Stephens, (fn. 113) who died seised of Burderop Farm in 1596. (fn. 114) Before his death he had settled Burderop upon his first wifeElizabeth (d. 1574) as her jointure, with the intentionthat after his death his third son John should stand seised of the estate for the payment of legacies. (fn. 115) After this period the property was to remain to his eldest son Nicholas in tail male. (fn. 116) On the death of Thomas (II) Stephens trouble arose over the term of 6 years assigned to John. (fn. 117) In 1596 Nicholas and John Stephens agreed that Nicholas should have peaceful possession of the manor house of Burderop,together with demesne and parkland for the 6-year term, but the following year dissention arose and Nicholas accused his brother of wasting the park and reviving an old lease granted to Thomas Stephens (see below) in order to circumvent the6-year term. (fn. 118) The dispute must have been resolved satisfactorily, since in 1611 Nicholas Stephens died seised of the manor and farm of Burderop, (fn. 119) and was succeeded by his son Thomas (IV) Stephens. (fn. 120) The estate thereafter followed the descent of the main manor and passed into the Calley family with whom it remained.

      ...The Stephens family, who later acquired the freehold (see above), leased the Burderop estate in the16th century. In 1537 Thomas Stephens, already described as of Burderop, together with his sons Thomas and Nicholas, leased the site of the manor there and a grange called 'Monkebaron' from Hyde Abbey. (fn. 279) From: 'Parishes: Chiseldon', A History of the County of Wiltshire: Volume 9 (1970), pp. 6-23. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=66536 Date accessed: 24 September 2012.