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John Harcourt

Male Abt 1450 - 1485  (~ 35 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  John Harcourt was born about 1450 in of Stanton Harcourt, Oxfordshire, England (son of Robert Harcourt and Margaret Byron); died on 26 Jun 1485.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: 26 Jun 1484

    Notes:

    "In 1475 he went to France as a soldier with King Edward IV. In 1483 he was outlawed for his part in Buckingham's rebellion." [Royal Ancestry, citation details below.]

    John married Anne Norreys about 1466. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. Lettice Harcourt

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Robert Harcourt was born on 20 Sep 1410 in Ellenhall, Staffordshire, England (son of Thomas Harcourt and Jane Francis); died on 14 Nov 1470; was buried in Stanton Harcourt, Oxfordshire, England.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 20 Sep 1410, of Stanton Harcourt, Oxfordshire, England

    Notes:

    Knight of the shire for Oxfordshire, 1447, 1450-51. Knight of the shire for Berkshire, 1460-61. Sheriff of Warwickshire and Leicestershire, 1444-45. Sheriff of Oxfordshire and Berkshire, 1455-56. Steward of Oxford University.

    In 1445, he was one of those sent to France to escort Margaret of Anjou to England.

    "His feud with the Staffords began in 1448 by the killing of Richard Stafford at Coventry. He was pardoned for his part in the affair in 1450. In 1457 he was still in favor with the Lancastrian government, but by 1459, he was denounced as a Yorkist. [...] [He] was slain by the adherents of the Staffords of the Lancastrian party 14 Nov. 1470." [Royal Ancestry, citation details below.]

    Robert married Margaret Byron before 1441. Margaret (daughter of John Byron and Margaret Booth) died on 25 May 1486; was buried in Stanton Harcourt, Oxfordshire, England. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 3.  Margaret Byron (daughter of John Byron and Margaret Booth); died on 25 May 1486; was buried in Stanton Harcourt, Oxfordshire, England.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: Aft 1479

    Children:
    1. Margaret Harcourt died on 30 Mar 1477.
    2. 1. John Harcourt was born about 1450 in of Stanton Harcourt, Oxfordshire, England; died on 26 Jun 1485.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Thomas Harcourt was born about 1377 in of Stanton Harcourt, Oxfordshire, England (son of Thomas Harcourt and Maud de Grey); died on 6 Jul 1420; was buried in Stanton Harcourt, Oxfordshire, England.

    Notes:

    Knight of the shire for Oxfordshire.

    Thomas married Jane Francis about 8 Nov 1406. Jane (daughter of Robert Francis and Isabel Brumpton) was born in 1394; died after 1449. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 5.  Jane Francis was born in 1394 (daughter of Robert Francis and Isabel Brumpton); died after 1449.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: 1450

    Notes:

    Also called Jane Fraunceys, Joan, etc. According to some, she procured the initial Harcourt attacks on the Staffords of Grafton, murders which set off a feud that lasted from 1448 to 1471 and much reduced the families on both sides.

    Children:
    1. 2. Robert Harcourt was born on 20 Sep 1410 in Ellenhall, Staffordshire, England; died on 14 Nov 1470; was buried in Stanton Harcourt, Oxfordshire, England.
    2. Richard Harcourt was born about 1412 in of Witham, Berkshire, England; died on 1 Oct 1486.
    3. Jane Harcourt was born before 1415.

  3. 6.  John Byron was born in 1387 in of Clayton, Lancashire, England (son of Richard de Byron and Joan Colewick); died about 1450.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: Abt 1460

    Notes:

    Knight of the shire for Lancashire, 1421 and 1429. Knight of the shire for Lincolnshire, 1447. Sheriff of Lancashire 1439-49.

    "He is believed to have been buried in Manchester Cathedral where remains of a memorial brass are attributed to him." [The Ancestry of Dorothea Poyntz, citation details below.]

    John married Margaret Booth. Margaret (daughter of John Booth and Joan Trafford) was born in in of Barton, Lancashire, England; died about 1460. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 7.  Margaret Booth was born in in of Barton, Lancashire, England (daughter of John Booth and Joan Trafford); died about 1460.
    Children:
    1. 3. Margaret Byron died on 25 May 1486; was buried in Stanton Harcourt, Oxfordshire, England.
    2. Elizabeth Byron


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Thomas Harcourt was born about 1342 in of Stanton Harcourt, Oxfordshire, England (son of William de Harcourt and Joan de Grey); died on 12 Apr 1417.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1335
    • Alternate birth: Abt 1343, of Stanton Harcourt, Oxfordshire, England

    Notes:

    Knight of the shire for Oxfordshire, 1376; Sheriff of Oxfordshire, 1408-9.

    Thomas married Maud de Grey before 29 Sep 1373. Maud (daughter of John de Grey and Avice Marmion) was born in in of Little Linford, Oxfordshire, England; died in 1391; was buried in Stanton Harcourt, Oxfordshire, England. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 9.  Maud de Grey was born in in of Little Linford, Oxfordshire, England (daughter of John de Grey and Avice Marmion); died in 1391; was buried in Stanton Harcourt, Oxfordshire, England.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: Bef 1394
    • Alternate death: 29 Jan 1394

    Notes:

    Also called Alice, Eleanor.

    The Ancestry of Dorothea Poyntz places her as a daughter of John de Grey, 2nd Baron Grey of Rotherfield, who d. 1375. We're following Richardson's Royal Ancestry, which shows her as a daughter of the first Lord Grey of Rotherfield, who d. 1359.

    Children:
    1. Maud Harcourt died between 26 Nov 1413 and Sep 1414.
    2. 4. Thomas Harcourt was born about 1377 in of Stanton Harcourt, Oxfordshire, England; died on 6 Jul 1420; was buried in Stanton Harcourt, Oxfordshire, England.

  3. 10.  Robert Francis was born in in of Foremark, Derbyshire, England (son of Robert Francis and Cecily); died after 1412.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1350, of Allestrey, Derbyshire, England
    • Alternate death: Between 1419 and 1420
    • Alternate death: Aft Mar 1419
    • Alternate death: Abt 1420

    Notes:

    Also called Francis; Fraunceys. Knighted by Richard II.

    Knight of the shire for Derbyshire Apr 1384; 1385; Feb 1388; Sep 1388; 1411; knight of the shire for Staffordshire Jan 1397; 1399; 1401; Oct 1404.

    Sheriff of Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire 15 Nov 1389 - 7 Nov 1390; 5 Nov 1406 - 23 Nov 1407. Sheriff of Staffordshire 11 Nov 1394 - 9 Nov 1395; 29 Nov 1402 - 5 Nov 1403; 22 Oct 1404 - 22 Nov 1405; 15 Nov 1408 - 4 Nov 1409.

    Robert married Isabel Brumpton before 14 Apr 1392. Isabel (daughter of Thomas Brumpton) died after 1436. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 11.  Isabel Brumpton (daughter of Thomas Brumpton); died after 1436.
    Children:
    1. Cecily Francis
    2. 5. Jane Francis was born in 1394; died after 1449.

  5. 12.  Richard de Byron was born in in of Clayton, Lancashire, England (son of James Byron and Elizabeth Bernake); died on 27 Jun 1397.

    Richard married Joan Colewick before 1387. Joan (daughter of William de Colewick and Joan Peche) was born in in of Colewick, Nottinghamshire, England; died on 8 Oct 1426. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  6. 13.  Joan Colewick was born in in of Colewick, Nottinghamshire, England (daughter of William de Colewick and Joan Peche); died on 8 Oct 1426.
    Children:
    1. 6. John Byron was born in 1387 in of Clayton, Lancashire, England; died about 1450.

  7. 14.  John Booth was born about 1354 in of Barton, Lancashire, England (son of Thomas Booth and Ellen de Worsley); died in Mar 1422.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: Sep 1422

    Notes:

    Knight of the shire for Lancashire, 1411 and 1420.

    The Ancestry of Dorothea Poyntz (citation details below) says that contrary to some assertions he did not marry, secondly, Maud Savage.

    John married Joan Trafford. Joan (daughter of Henry de Trafford and Margery Ince) was born about 1358. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  8. 15.  Joan Trafford was born about 1358 (daughter of Henry de Trafford and Margery Ince).
    Children:
    1. 7. Margaret Booth was born in in of Barton, Lancashire, England; died about 1460.