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Joan de Somery

Female - Aft 1325


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Joan de Somery died Aft 1325.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: Aft 18 Jan 1327
    • Alternate death: Bef 12 Feb 1338

    Joan married Thomas Botetourt Bef 1318. Thomas (son of John Botetourt and Maud fitz Thomas) was born , of Upton, Norfolk, England; died Bef 28 Jul 1322. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 2. Maud Botetort  Descendancy chart to this point died 14 Sep 1391, Shirland, Derbyshire, England.
    2. 3. John Botetourte  Descendancy chart to this point was born Between 1317 and 1318, of Weoley, Northfield, Worcestershire, England; died 1385; was buried , Halesowen Abbey, Worcestershire, England.


Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Maud Botetort Descendancy chart to this point (1.Joan1) died 14 Sep 1391, Shirland, Derbyshire, England.

    Maud married Reynold de Grey Bef 10 Jan 1328. Reynold (son of Henry de Grey) was born 1 Nov 1311, of Wilton, Herefordshire, England; died 28 May 1370, Shirland, Derbyshire, England. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 4. Henry de Grey  Descendancy chart to this point was born Between 1340 and 1351, of Wilton, Herefordshire, England; died 22 Apr 1396.

  2. 3.  John Botetourte Descendancy chart to this point (1.Joan1) was born Between 1317 and 1318, of Weoley, Northfield, Worcestershire, England; died 1385; was buried , Halesowen Abbey, Worcestershire, England.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 1318, of Upton, Norfolk, England
    • Alternate birth: Abt 1318
    • Alternate death: 4 Apr 1386

    Notes:

    "John (de Botetourt), Lord Bortetourt, grandson and h., being s. and h. of Thomas de B., by Joan (living 18 Jan. 1326/7), da. of Roger de Somery, sister (and coh. of the considerable estates) of John [Lord] Somery, which Thomas de B. was s. and h. ap. of the late Lord, and d. v.p., in 1322. He, who was aged 4 in Aug. 1322, and 7 in Dec. 1324, had livery of his lands (1341) 14 Edw. III, having had livery (though then a minor) of his mother's lands 16 July 1338. He distinguished himself in the French wars. He was sum. to Parl. from 25 Feb. (1342) 16 Edw. III to 3 Feb. (1385) 9 Ric. II. [...] He m., [...], before 31 May 1347, Joyce, da. of William Zouche, formerly Mortimer [Lord Zouche of Mortimer]. She was living 4 May 1372. [...] He d. 1385, and was bur. at Halesowen, when any Barony which may be held to have been cr. by writ, became dormant, but the right thereto, according to modern doctrine, would appear to have devolved, as under. Will, as Lord of Weologh, pr. 1386 at Lambeth." [Complete Peerage II:235, as corrected by Volume XIV.]

    Even subsequent to the corrections in Volume XIV, CP is still mistaken in claiming (in passages replaced above by ellipses) that this John Botetourt had as his 1st wife Maud de Grey, daughter of John de Grey, 1st Lord Grey of Rotherfield. Details here.

    John married Joyce la Zouche Bef 31 May 1347. Joyce (daughter of William la Zouche and Alice de Tony) died Aft 4 May 1372. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 5. Joyce Botetourte  Descendancy chart to this point was born Abt 1348; died 12 Aug 1420.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Henry de Grey Descendancy chart to this point (2.Maud2, 1.Joan1) was born Between 1340 and 1351, of Wilton, Herefordshire, England; died 22 Apr 1396.

    Notes:

    He was summoned to Parliament 1 Dec 1376 by a writ directed Henrico de Grey de Shirlond, and from 4 Aug 1377 to 20 Nov 1394 by writs directed Henrico de Grey de Wilton.

    Henry married Elizabeth Talbot Abt 4 May 1370. Elizabeth (daughter of Gilbert Talbot and Pernel le Boteler) died 10 Jan 1402. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 6. Margaret Grey  Descendancy chart to this point died 1 Jun 1454.

  2. 5.  Joyce Botetourte Descendancy chart to this point (3.John2, 1.Joan1) was born Abt 1348; died 12 Aug 1420.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: 13 Aug 1420

    Notes:

    Shown in Ancestral Roots, lines 98, 216, and 230A, as born 1367/68 -- clearly impossible if, as shown in both AR and Royal Ancestry, her son Baldwin was born in 1368.

    Her parents were married by the end of May 1347, so we're assuming that what Weis et al. meant was 1347/48.

    Joyce married Baldwin de Freville Bef 1368. Baldwin (son of Baldwin de Freville and Ida de Clinton) was born Abt 1349, of Tamworth, Warwickshire, England; died 30 Dec 1387. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 7. Baldwin de Freville  Descendancy chart to this point was born , of Tamworth, Staffordshire, England; died 4 Oct 1400.

    Joyce married Adam de Peshale Aft 25 May 1388. Adam (son of Adam de Peshale and Joan de Eyton) died 26 Oct 1419. [Group Sheet]



Generation: 4

  1. 6.  Margaret Grey Descendancy chart to this point (4.Henry3, 2.Maud2, 1.Joan1) died 1 Jun 1454.

    Margaret married John Darcy Aft 9 Jul 1397. John (son of Philip Darcy and Elizabeth Gray) was born Between 1376 and 1377, of Knaith, Lincolnshire, England; died 9 Dec 1411; was buried , Selby Abbey, Yorkshire, England. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 8. Philip Darcy  Descendancy chart to this point was born Abt 1398, of Knaith, Lincolnshire, England; died 2 Aug 1418.

  2. 7.  Baldwin de Freville Descendancy chart to this point (5.Joyce3, 3.John2, 1.Joan1) was born , of Tamworth, Staffordshire, England; died 4 Oct 1400.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1368, Weoley Castle, Northfield, Worcestershire, England
    • Alternate death: 1401

    Baldwin married Maud le Scrope Bef 1394. Maud (daughter of Stephen le Scrope and Margery Welles) died Aft 1418. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 9. Joyce Freville  Descendancy chart to this point died Bef 1418.
    2. 10. Elizabeth Freville  Descendancy chart to this point was born Abt 1394.
    3. 11. Margaret Freville  Descendancy chart to this point was born Between 1400 and 1401; died 8 Jan 1493.


Generation: 5

  1. 8.  Philip Darcy Descendancy chart to this point (6.Margaret4, 4.Henry3, 2.Maud2, 1.Joan1) was born Abt 1398, of Knaith, Lincolnshire, England; died 2 Aug 1418.

    Philip married Eleanor Fitz Hugh Bef 28 Oct 1412. Eleanor (daughter of Henry Fitz Hugh and Elizabeth Grey) died 30 Sep 1457. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 12. Elizabeth Darcy  Descendancy chart to this point was born Abt 1417; died Bef Nov 1461.
    2. 13. Margaret Darcy  Descendancy chart to this point was born 1 Sep 1418, Ravensworth, Yorkshire, England; died Between 20 Mar 1469 and 20 Apr 1469.

  2. 9.  Joyce Freville Descendancy chart to this point (7.Baldwin4, 5.Joyce3, 3.John2, 1.Joan1) died Bef 1418.

    Joyce married Roger Aston. Roger (son of Thomas de Aston and Elizabeth de Leigh) was born , of Haywood in Colwich, Staffordshire, England; died 1447. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 14. Robert Aston  Descendancy chart to this point was born Abt 1414, of Haywood in Colwich, Staffordshire, England; died 1464.

  3. 10.  Elizabeth Freville Descendancy chart to this point (7.Baldwin4, 5.Joyce3, 3.John2, 1.Joan1) was born Abt 1394.

    Elizabeth married Thomas Ferrers Bef 1418. Thomas (son of William Ferrers and Philippe Clifford) was born Between 1392 and 1402, of Hethe, Warwickshire, England; died 6 Jan 1459. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 15. Henry Ferrers  Descendancy chart to this point was born , of Peckham, Kent, England; died 28 Dec 1499, Chillesmore, Warwickshire, England.

  4. 11.  Margaret Freville Descendancy chart to this point (7.Baldwin4, 5.Joyce3, 3.John2, 1.Joan1) was born Between 1400 and 1401; died 8 Jan 1493.

    Margaret married Hugh Willoughby Bef 23 May 1418. Hugh (son of Edmund Willoughby and Isabel Annesley) was born Abt 1380, of Wollaton, Nottinghamshire, England; died Between 1448 and 1454; was buried , Willoughby On The Wolds, Nottinghamshire, England. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 16. Margery Willoughby  Descendancy chart to this point was born , of Wollaton, Nottinghamshire, England; died 14 Nov 1495.
    2. 17. Isabel Willoughby  Descendancy chart to this point died Aft 1470.


Generation: 6

  1. 12.  Elizabeth Darcy Descendancy chart to this point (8.Philip5, 6.Margaret4, 4.Henry3, 2.Maud2, 1.Joan1) was born Abt 1417; died Bef Nov 1461.

    Elizabeth married James Strangeways, Speaker of the House of Commons Bef 27 Sep 1431. James (son of James Strangeways and Joan Orrell) was born 1415, of West Harsley in Osmotherley, Yorkshire, England; died Bef 20 Aug 1480. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 18. Eleanor Strangeways  Descendancy chart to this point died Aft Jan 1494.
    2. 19. Richard Strangeways  Descendancy chart to this point was born , of West Harsley in Osmotherley, Yorkshire, England; died 1488.

  2. 13.  Margaret Darcy Descendancy chart to this point (8.Philip5, 6.Margaret4, 4.Henry3, 2.Maud2, 1.Joan1) was born 1 Sep 1418, Ravensworth, Yorkshire, England; died Between 20 Mar 1469 and 20 Apr 1469.

    Margaret married John Conyers Bef 20 Nov 1431. John (son of Christopher Conyers and Eleanor Rolleston) was born , of Hornby, Yorkshire, England; died 14 Mar 1490; was buried , Hornby, Yorkshire, England. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 20. Eleanor Conyers  Descendancy chart to this point died 5 Jun 1493; was buried , Ripon Cathedral, Yorkshire, England.

  3. 14.  Robert Aston Descendancy chart to this point (9.Joyce5, 7.Baldwin4, 5.Joyce3, 3.John2, 1.Joan1) was born Abt 1414, of Haywood in Colwich, Staffordshire, England; died 1464.

    Robert married Isabel Brereton. (daughter of William Brereton and Alice Corbet) [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 21. John Aston  Descendancy chart to this point was born , of Brocton in Baswich, Staffordshire, England; died 1483.

  4. 15.  Henry Ferrers Descendancy chart to this point (10.Elizabeth5, 7.Baldwin4, 5.Joyce3, 3.John2, 1.Joan1) was born , of Peckham, Kent, England; died 28 Dec 1499, Chillesmore, Warwickshire, England.

    Notes:

    Knight of the King's Bodyguard. Heriff of Kent 1487-88. Knight of the shire for Kent.

    Henry married Margaret Hexstall. Margaret (daughter of William Hexstall and Margaret Bromley) died Bef 22 Dec 1499. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 22. Elizabeth Ferrers  Descendancy chart to this point

  5. 16.  Margery Willoughby Descendancy chart to this point (11.Margaret5, 7.Baldwin4, 5.Joyce3, 3.John2, 1.Joan1) was born , of Wollaton, Nottinghamshire, England; died 14 Nov 1495.

    Margery married Godfrey Hilton 1453. Godfrey (son of Godfrey Hilton and Hawise Luttrell) was born 9 Nov 1419, of Irnham, Lincolnshire, England; died 18 May 1472. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 23. Elizabeth Hilton  Descendancy chart to this point was born Abt 1454-1455; died Between 1496 and 1522.

  6. 17.  Isabel Willoughby Descendancy chart to this point (11.Margaret5, 7.Baldwin4, 5.Joyce3, 3.John2, 1.Joan1) died Aft 1470.

    Notes:

    Ormerod calls her Elizabeth.

    Isabel married Philip Boteler Abt 1429. Philip (son of Philip le Boteler and Elizabeth Cokayne) was born 15 Aug 1414, of Watton Woodhall in Watton at Stone, Hertfordshire, England; died 28 Jul 1453. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 24. John Boteler  Descendancy chart to this point was born Abt 1435, of Watton Woodhall in Watton at Stone, Hertfordshire, England; died Bef 1499; was buried , Watton at Stone, Hertfordshire, England.


Generation: 7

  1. 18.  Eleanor Strangeways Descendancy chart to this point (12.Elizabeth6, 8.Philip5, 6.Margaret4, 4.Henry3, 2.Maud2, 1.Joan1) died Aft Jan 1494.

    Eleanor married Edmund Mauleverer Abt 1454. Edmund (son of Robert Mauleverer and Joan) was born , of Wothersome, Yorkshire, England; died Bef 7 Oct 1488 and 29 Jan 1494. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 25. Robert Mauleverer  Descendancy chart to this point was born , of Wothersome, Yorkshire, England; died 10 Mar 1496.

  2. 19.  Richard Strangeways Descendancy chart to this point (12.Elizabeth6, 8.Philip5, 6.Margaret4, 4.Henry3, 2.Maud2, 1.Joan1) was born , of West Harsley in Osmotherley, Yorkshire, England; died 1488.

    Richard married . Unknown [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 26. James Strangeways  Descendancy chart to this point was born , of West Harsley in Osmotherley, Yorkshire, England; died 16 Dec 1521.

  3. 20.  Eleanor Conyers Descendancy chart to this point (13.Margaret6, 8.Philip5, 6.Margaret4, 4.Henry3, 2.Maud2, 1.Joan1) died 5 Jun 1493; was buried , Ripon Cathedral, Yorkshire, England.

    Eleanor married Thomas Markenfield. Thomas (son of John Markenfield and Margaret Hopton) was born , of Markenfield, Yorkshire, England; died Between 8 Apr 1497 and 20 Jun 1497; was buried , Ripon Cathedral, Yorkshire, England. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 27. Ninian Markenfield  Descendancy chart to this point was born , of Markenfield, Yorkshire, England; died 25 Mar 1528.

  4. 21.  John Aston Descendancy chart to this point (14.Robert6, 9.Joyce5, 7.Baldwin4, 5.Joyce3, 3.John2, 1.Joan1) was born , of Brocton in Baswich, Staffordshire, England; died 1483.

    John married Elizabeth Delves. Elizabeth (daughter of John Delves and Ellen Egerton) died Aft 1518. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 28. John Aston  Descendancy chart to this point was born Abt 1465, of Haywood in Colwich, Staffordshire, England; died 28 Mar 1523; was buried , Leigh, Staffordshire, England.

  5. 22.  Elizabeth Ferrers Descendancy chart to this point (15.Henry6, 10.Elizabeth5, 7.Baldwin4, 5.Joyce3, 3.John2, 1.Joan1)

    Elizabeth married James Clerke. James (son of John Clerke and Lucy Moyle) was born , of Forde Hall, Wrotham, Kent, England; died 20 Sep 1553, Wrotham, Kent, England. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 29. George Clerke  Descendancy chart to this point was born 1510, of Wrotham, Kent, England; died 6 Mar 1559, Wrotham, Kent, England; was buried 8 Mar 1559, Wrotham, Kent, England.

  6. 23.  Elizabeth Hilton Descendancy chart to this point (16.Margery6, 11.Margaret5, 7.Baldwin4, 5.Joyce3, 3.John2, 1.Joan1) was born Abt 1454-1455; died Between 1496 and 1522.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1455
    • Alternate death: Aft 1495
    • Alternate death: Aft 1509

    Elizabeth married Richard Thimbleby. Richard (son of Richard Thimbleby) was born , of Holton in le More, Lincolnshire, England; died 24 Apr 1522. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 30. Anne Thimbleby  Descendancy chart to this point died Aft 1536.
    2. 31. John Thimbleby  Descendancy chart to this point was born 1482, of Irnham, Lincolnshire, England; died Bef 25 Jun 1550.

  7. 24.  John Boteler Descendancy chart to this point (17.Isabel6, 11.Margaret5, 7.Baldwin4, 5.Joyce3, 3.John2, 1.Joan1) was born Abt 1435, of Watton Woodhall in Watton at Stone, Hertfordshire, England; died Bef 1499; was buried , Watton at Stone, Hertfordshire, England.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Between 1435 and 1436, of Watton Woodhall in Watton at Stone, Hertfordshire, England
    • Alternate death: Between 6 Sep 1504 and 1 Oct 1504

    Notes:

    Sheriff of Essex and Hertfordshire, 1490.

    John married Constance Vere Aft 1471. Constance (daughter of Richard Vere and Isabel Greene) died 16 May 1499, Astwell in Wappenham, Northamptonshire, England; was buried , Wappenham, Northamptonshire, England. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 32. Elizabeth Boteler  Descendancy chart to this point died Bef 1514; was buried , Stone, Hertfordshire, England.


Generation: 8

  1. 25.  Robert Mauleverer Descendancy chart to this point (18.Eleanor7, 12.Elizabeth6, 8.Philip5, 6.Margaret4, 4.Henry3, 2.Maud2, 1.Joan1) was born , of Wothersome, Yorkshire, England; died 10 Mar 1496.

    Robert married Joan Vavasour. Joan (daughter of Henry Vavasour and Joan Gascoigne) died Aft Mar 1496. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 33. William Mauleverer  Descendancy chart to this point was born Bef 1471, of Wothersome, Yorkshire, England; died 10 Aug 1551; was buried 13 Aug 1551, Bardsey, Yorkshire, England.

  2. 26.  James Strangeways Descendancy chart to this point (19.Richard7, 12.Elizabeth6, 8.Philip5, 6.Margaret4, 4.Henry3, 2.Maud2, 1.Joan1) was born , of West Harsley in Osmotherley, Yorkshire, England; died 16 Dec 1521.

    James married Alice Scrope. Alice was born , of Masham, Bedale, Yorkshire, England. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 34. Joan Strangeways  Descendancy chart to this point died 15 Nov 1546; was buried 26 Nov 1546, Bardsey, Yorkshire, England.

  3. 27.  Ninian Markenfield Descendancy chart to this point (20.Eleanor7, 13.Margaret6, 8.Philip5, 6.Margaret4, 4.Henry3, 2.Maud2, 1.Joan1) was born , of Markenfield, Yorkshire, England; died 25 Mar 1528.

    Notes:

    He was a commander at Flodden Field and was knighted on the field, 9 Sep 1513.

    Ninian married Dorothy Gascoigne. Dorothy (daughter of William Gascoigne and Margaret Percy) died Bef 1526. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 35. Alice Markenfield  Descendancy chart to this point died Between 4 Mar 1553 and 7 Mar 1553.

  4. 28.  John Aston Descendancy chart to this point (21.John7, 14.Robert6, 9.Joyce5, 7.Baldwin4, 5.Joyce3, 3.John2, 1.Joan1) was born Abt 1465, of Haywood in Colwich, Staffordshire, England; died 28 Mar 1523; was buried , Leigh, Staffordshire, England.

    Notes:

    Knight of the shire for Staffordshire 1495-96, 1497, 1504, 1510, 1515, 1523. Sheriff of Staffordshire 1500-01, 1508-09, 1513-14. Sheriff of Warwickshire and Leicestershire 1510-11.

    He served with Henry VIII in the French war of 1513, and was made a banneret on the field by the king for his conduct at the Battle of the Spurs.

    John married Joan Littleton. Joan (daughter of William Littleton and Ellen Walshe) died Aft 1525; was buried , Leigh, Staffordshire, England. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 36. Edward Aston  Descendancy chart to this point was born , of Tixall, Staffordshire, England; died 8 Sep 1568; was buried , St. Mary's, Stafford, Staffordshire, England.

  5. 29.  George Clerke Descendancy chart to this point (22.Elizabeth7, 15.Henry6, 10.Elizabeth5, 7.Baldwin4, 5.Joyce3, 3.John2, 1.Joan1) was born 1510, of Wrotham, Kent, England; died 6 Mar 1559, Wrotham, Kent, England; was buried 8 Mar 1559, Wrotham, Kent, England.

    Notes:

    He participated in the suppression of Wyatt's Rebellion with a defeat of rebels near Wrotham on 10 Feb 1554.

    George married Elizabeth Wilsford Abt 1533. Elizabeth (daughter of Thomas Wilsford and Elizabeth Culpeper) was born Abt 1517. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 37. James Clerke  Descendancy chart to this point died Between 13 Jul 1614 and 1 Nov 1614.

  6. 30.  Anne Thimbleby Descendancy chart to this point (23.Elizabeth7, 16.Margery6, 11.Margaret5, 7.Baldwin4, 5.Joyce3, 3.John2, 1.Joan1) died Aft 1536.

    Anne married John Booth. John (son of William Booth and Elizabeth Ayscough) was born Abt 1488, of Middle Soyle in Killingholme, Lincolnshire, England; died Bef 22 May 1537. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 38. Elizabeth Booth  Descendancy chart to this point was born Abt 1510; died Bef 13 Jul 1547; was buried 13 Jul 1547, Brocklesby, Lincolnshire, England.

  7. 31.  John Thimbleby Descendancy chart to this point (23.Elizabeth7, 16.Margery6, 11.Margaret5, 7.Baldwin4, 5.Joyce3, 3.John2, 1.Joan1) was born 1482, of Irnham, Lincolnshire, England; died Bef 25 Jun 1550.

    Notes:

    He was one of the knights and gentlemen who were servitors at the coronation of Anne Boleyn in 1533.

    From a post to soc.genealogy.medieval by Don Stone, 8 Oct 1997:

    Sir Richard's THIMBLEBY's father was Sir John Thimbleby, 1482-1550, lord of the manor of Irnham. He was a recusant (i.e., one of those who remained loyal to the Roman Catholic Church after the establishment of the Church of England), and in 1536 he led a group of Lincolnshire men in the ill-fated Pilgrimage of Grace, the only substantial resistance to Henry VIII's dissolution of the monasteries. At the Roman Catholic Church of Corby, Lincolnshire, there is a typed manuscript by Brigadier Trappes Lomax entitled "The Owners of Irnham Hall" (this from the bibliography of David I. A. Steel's A Lincolnshire Village: the Parish of Corby Glen in its Historical Context). This manuscript is on my list of things to see when I visit England next summer.

    From Edward Stafford, Third Duke of Buckingham, 1478-1521 by Barbara Jean Harris (Stanford University Press, 1986), page 141:

    Whatever the early Tudors' feelings about being dependent on private retinues of this sort, they had little choice, given the limited financial resources of their government. As late as 1536, Sir John Thimbleby "assembled all his tenaunts, frendes and servantes together under the colour to do the kinges service," and then employed them in the Pilgrimage of Grace.

    From The Letters and Speeches of Oliver Cromwell, With Elucidations by Thomas Carlyle, 1845, chapter III, "Of the Cromwell Kindred":

    Richard or Sir Richard Cromwell, great-grandfather of Oliver [the] Protector, was a man well known in his day; had been very active in the work of suppressing monasteries; a righthand man to Thomas the Mauler [Thomas Cromwell, called Malleus Monachoroum, Mauler of Monasteries]: and indeed it was on Monastic Property, chiefly or wholly, that he had made for himself a sumptuous estate in those Fen regions. Now, of this Richard Cromwell there are two Letters to Thomas Cromwell, 'Vicar-General,' Earl of Essex, which remain yet visible among the Manuscripts of the British Museum; in both of which he signs himself with his own hand, 'your most bounden Nephew,' -- an evidence sufficient to set the point at rest. Copies of the Letters are in my possession; but I grudge to inflict them on the reader. One of them, the longer of the two, stands printed, with all or more than all its original misspelling and confused obscurity, in Noble: it is dated 'Stamford,' without day or year; but the context farther dates it as contemporary with the Lincolnshire Rebellion, or Anti-Reformation riot, which was directly followed by the more formidable 'Pilgrimage of Grace' in Yorkshire to the like effect, in the autumn of 1536. Richard, in company with other higher official persons, represents himself as straining every nerve to beat down and extinguish this traitorous fanatic flame, kindled against the King's Majesty and his Reform of the Church; has an eye in particular to a certain Sir John Thymbleby in Lincolnshire, whom he would fain capture as a ringleader; suggests that the use of arms should be prohibited to these treasonous populations, except under conditions; -- and seems hastening on, with almost furious speed; towards Yorkshire and the Pilgrimage of Grace, we may conjecture.

    [Carlyle's footnote to the above:] This first letter is in the Harley MSS. (vol. 283, f. 156). It is clearly written in a clerk's hand, and the only "obscurity" about it is that a good many contractions are employed, but they are used quite regularly. From its connexion with other letters of the same period, it must have been written on October 14, 1536. Sir John Thimbleby did not need capturing, as he had "come in" a day or two before.

    About the Pilgrimage of Grace:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pilgrimage_of_Grace

    From Records of the English Province of the Society of Jesus, Vol. V, by Henry Foley, S.J. (London: Buyrns and Oates, 1879), footnote, page 600:

    Mr. Peacock in his Yorkshire Catholics, pp. 12, 13, mentions several of this family as recusants (1604). He says of Mr John Thimbleby [Thimelby] of Normanton parish: "This was a member of an old Lincolnshire family. They were originally of Poolham manor, near Horncastle; but subsequently, by the marriage of Richard Thimbleby with Elizabeth, sister and co-heiress of Sir Godfrey Hilton of Irnham, that estate came into the family. They were always Roman Catholics. At the restoration of the old faith under Mary, Mrs. Elizabeth Thimbleby, a nun, lent a cope and a chasuble to the church of Irnham, which were reclaimed by Mr. John Thimbleby on the accession of Elizabeth. The John Thimbleby mentioned in the text was probably the grandson of the above. The male line of the Lincolnshire Thimblebys ended in 1712, on the death of another John Thimbleby of Irnham. His heiress, Mary, had married Thomas Clifford [Gifford] of Chillington, county Stafford. The estate passed out of her descendants' hands by sale a few years ago."

    John married Margaret Boys Bef 1507. Margaret (daughter of John Boys) was born , of Conesby, West Halton, Lincolnshire, England. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 39. Richard Thimbleby  Descendancy chart to this point was born Abt 1507, of Irnham, Lincolnshire, England; died 28 Sep 1559.

  8. 32.  Elizabeth Boteler Descendancy chart to this point (24.John7, 17.Isabel6, 11.Margaret5, 7.Baldwin4, 5.Joyce3, 3.John2, 1.Joan1) died Bef 1514; was buried , Stone, Hertfordshire, England.

    Other Events:

    • Buried: Wappenham, Northamptonshire, England

    Elizabeth married Thomas Lovett Bef 1491. Thomas (son of Thomas Lovett and Anne Drayton) was born 29 Sep 1473, Astwell in Wappenham, Northamptonshire, England; died 14 Dec 1542; was buried , Stone, Hertfordshire, England. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 40. Thomas Lovett  Descendancy chart to this point was born , of Astwell in Wappenham, Northamptonshire, England; died 19 Jul 1523.