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Henry Heydon

Male - 1504


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  • Name Henry Heydon 
    Born of Baconsthorpe, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died Between 20 Feb and 22 May 1504  Baconsthorpe, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Person ID I21126  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others
    Last Modified 3 Sep 2018 

    Father John Heydon,   b. of Baconsthorpe, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1479 
    Mother Eleanor Winter 
    Family ID F10278  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Anne Boleyn,   d. Abt 1510 
    Children 
    +1. John Heydon,   b. Abt 1468, of Baconsthorpe, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Aug 1550  (Age ~ 82 years)
    +2. Bridget Heydon,   b. Abt 1480,   d. Bef 17 Jan 1554  (Age ~ 74 years)
    Last Modified 14 Sep 2018 
    Family ID F13042  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • From the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography:

      Henry Heydon, also a common lawyer, was knighted at Henry VII's coronation in 1485 and married Anne (d. 1510), daughter of Sir Geoffrey Boleyn of Blickling, Norfolk. He was survived by three sons, the eldest of whom, John Heydon (1468–1550), inherited the Norfolk and Kent estates, and five daughters, for whom he arranged good marriages.

      Many prominent sixteenth-century East Anglian families (such as the Townshends, Pastons, and Jenneys) owed their rise to a successful fifteenth-century lawyer of humble origins, but even by these standards the rapid ascent of the Heydons is remarkable and owed much to the opportunities and tenacity of the first John Heydon. In the pedigree devised by Clarenceux king of arms for Sir Christopher Heydon in 1563, the family tree before the first John Heydon is fictitious: and the arms of Sir Christopher himself were derived from those of the Hertfordshire Heydons, who were unrelated to the Norfolk family.

  • Sources 
    1. [S2164] The Paston Letters: A Selection in Modern Spelling ed. Norman Davis. 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1983.

    2. [S76] The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (2004-ongoing).

    3. [S2166] Brad Verity, Edward I Descents for Erasmus Paston. 11 Nov 2015., year only.