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Jane Waterton


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Jane Waterton (daughter of Richard Waterton and Constance Assenhall).

    Family/Spouse: Robert Tyrwhit. Robert (son of Adam Tyrwhit and Elizabeth Lumley) was born in in of Kettleby, Lincolnshire, England; died in 1457. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    1. William Tyrwhit was born about 1456 in of Kettleby, Lincolnshire, England; died on 9 Apr 1522; was buried in Lincoln Cathedral, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Richard Waterton was born about 1400 in Medley, Yorkshire, England (son of John Waterton); died on 29 Mar 1461 in Towton, Yorkshire, England.


    "Early in 1421, Richard Waterton, son and heir of John Waterton, Nicholas Harewood and William Withornwick, executors of John Waterton's will, petitioned Henry V for letters discharging them from the custody of some gold cups and other plate which had been pledged to John Waterton as a security for his wages during the Agincourt campaign. On 2 May 1421, Richard son and heir of John Waterton, esquire, and his executors had a pardon from the king of "all debts, accounts, prests, receipts, liveries, wastes, stripments, dilapidations, exiles, trespasses, impeachments, misprisions, losses, actions, complaints, demands, farms, arrears, concealments, fines, issues and amercements" which seems to have covered just about everything except murder. [...] Richard Waterton later married Constance Asshenhul and was the ancestor of the Waterton family of Burn (in Brayton), Walton, Cawthorne, and Minsthorpe (in South Kirkby), Yorkshire and Corringham, Lincolnshire." [John Watson, "The Two John Watertons - Part 2", 2 Nov 2014, post to soc.medieval.genealogy.]

    Probably died in the Battle of Towton, according to John Watson.

    Feet of Fines: CP 25/1/280/159, number 24 [via John Watson on SGM]:

    1 July 1436, County: Yorkshire. Place: Westminster. Date: One week from St John the Baptist, 14 Henry VI. Parties: William Asenhill', knight, querent, and Richard Waterton' and Constance, his wife, deforciants. Property: The manors of Byrne, Walton', Calthorn' and Mansthorp'. Action: Plea of covenant. Agreement: William has acknowledged the manors to be the right of Constance, as those which Richard and Constance have of his gift. For this: Richard and Constance have granted to William the manors and have rendered them to him in the court, to hold to William, without impeachment of waste, for the life of William, of Richard and Constance and the heirs of Constance, rendering yearly 1 rose at the feast of the Nativity of St John the Baptist, and doing to the chief lords all other services. And after the decease of William the manors shall revert to Richard and Constance and the heirs of Constance, quit of the heirs of William, to hold of the chief lords for ever.

    Richard married Constance Assenhall about 1435. Constance (daughter of William Assenhall and Joan Burgh) died after Jun 1444. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

  2. 3.  Constance Assenhall (daughter of William Assenhall and Joan Burgh); died after Jun 1444.
    1. 1. Jane Waterton

Generation: 3

  1. 4.  John Waterton was born about 1365 in of Waterton, Lincolnshire, England (son of Richard Waterton and Juliana); died between 16 Mar 1417 and 5 Nov 1417.


    From "The Two John Watertons - Part 2", by John Watson, a post to soc.medieval.genealogy dated 2 Nov 2014:

    John Waterton, esquire was the son of Richard, son of William, son of Ingram de Waterton and was the brother of the king's esquire Robert Waterton. He was probably born between 1360 and 1370.

    The first notice we have of him and his brother Robert is that they were with Henry Bolingbroke, earl of Derby, on his expedition, firstly to Calais, then to Prussia and Lithuania in 1390-91, together with their cousin Sir Hugh Waterton, who was Bolingbroke's chamberlain. John Waterton received pay as an esquire during the expedition until 30 April 1391. John and his brother Robert, master of Henry's horses, sailed with Henry to Danzig in July-August 1392, at the start of his journey to Jerusalem, but returned from Danzig to England in September 1392.

    John Waterton appears to have taken up residence firstly in Yorkshire and later in Lincolnshire, but exactly where is difficult to say. [...] He was sheriff of Lincoln between 29 November 1410 and 10 December 1411, when his brother Robert replaced him as sheriff. [...]

    After Henry V came to the throne in 1413, John Waterton appears to have been given two positions by the new king; as master of his horse, taking over from his brother Robert who had served as master of the horse to Henry Bolingbroke; and secondly as steward of the royal soke of Kirton in Lindsey in Lincolnshire. [...]

    John Waterton was in Henry V's retinue as Master of the King's Horse in the expedition to France in August 1415. On 25 October 1415, he was at the battle of Agincourt with six men at arms. John Waterton survived the battle and returned to England. On 4 February 1417, he was on a commission of walliis et fossatis in Lincolnshire and on 16 March 1417, he was a surety for Nicholas Tourney as sheriff of Lincoln.

    This is the last notice that I can find for John Waterton. On 5 November 1417, Sir Gerard Usflete was appointed to the office of steward of the royal soke of Kirton in Lindsey in place of John Waterton, deceased.

    1. 2. Richard Waterton was born about 1400 in Medley, Yorkshire, England; died on 29 Mar 1461 in Towton, Yorkshire, England.

  2. 6.  William Assenhall was born about 1370 in of Guilden Morden, Cambridgeshire, England; died before 22 Apr 1443.


    Also known as William Harpenden; Harpeden; William Asconhall; Asenhill; Asunhall, Essenhell, Hasehull.

    Knight of the shire for Cambridgeshire. Sheriff of Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire; Usher of the King's Chamber.

    The year given is my own guess from his likely age at various early events in his life. He could have easily been five years younger. Note: Richard II and Henry Bolingbroke/Henry IV, important patrons in his life, were both b. 1367.

    Events in his life, abstracted from his entry in the History of Parliament:

    1390, valet to Henry Bolingbroke at the siege of Vilnius, Lithuania ("possibly").

    1392-93, valet to Henry Bolingbroke on pilgrimage to Jerusalem ("possibly").

    Sep 1397, granted the late Earl of Arundel's grange at Tyburn, Middlesex, while a King's Esquire to Richard II. "In aid of the maintenance of his estate."

    3 Feb 1398, witnessed the will of John of Gaunt. ("Plausibly." "[M]ay be identified with the William Harpeden esquire who witnessed the will made by Henry's father, John of Gaunt.")

    Apr 1399, granted, by Richard II, a life annuity of £20 charged on the Exchequer.

    May 1399, accompanied Richard II's expedition to Ireland.

    Feb 1400, annuity confirmed by the new king, Henry IV. He was also accepted as an esquire into Henry's household.

    1402, among those escorting Henry's daughter to her wedding in Germany.

    1403, send on royal business to Picardy.

    Nov 1404, marriage to Joan Burgh. She was the widow of Thomas Hasilden (1323-1387), controller of John of Gaunt's household.

    Nov 1404 - abt Mar 1413, usher of the King's chamber.

    Nov 1404, with his wife, granted an annuity of £40 for life, from the issues of the estates of the duchy of Lancaster in Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire.

    aft 1404, changed his name from William Harpeden to William Assenhall.

    27 Jan 1406, appointed Justice of the Peace for Cambridgeshire. To Feb 1407, then 16 Jan 1414-Feb 1419, 8 Jul 1420-Feb 1425, 12 Feb 1429-d., and Cambridge 24 Nov 1429-Feb 1432.

    1406, Knight of the shire, Cambridgeshire. And again in Oct 1416, 1422, 1423, 1425, 1426, and 1429.

    1413 (or 1414 -- "in the first year" of Henry V's reign), appointed escheator of Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire. To 12 Nov 1414.

    Aug 1415, served in Henry V's first campaign in France. Fell sick at the siege of Harfleur; returned to England 7 Oct.

    May 1416, knighted.

    May 1416, spent three months at sea in the force sent to relieve Harfleur.

    4 Nov 1418, Sheriff of Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire, to 23 Nov 1419. Note that Wikipedia's article about this office lists him as "William Asconhall".

    Mar 1422, supplied a man-at-arms to join the royal armies in France.

    1425, secured exemption, by letters patent good for 12 years, from holding royal office against his will.

    1431, named executor of Sir John Tiptoft's estates.

    bef 1440, founded a perpetual chantry at Cambridge, in the house of the Carmelites.

    William married Joan Burgh before Nov 1404. Joan (daughter of John Burgh and Katherine Engaine) died before 1433. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

  3. 7.  Joan Burgh (daughter of John Burgh and Katherine Engaine); died before 1433.
    1. 3. Constance Assenhall died after Jun 1444.

Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Richard Waterton (son of William Waterton).

    Richard married Juliana. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

  2. 9.  Juliana
    1. Robert Waterton was born in in of Methley, Yorkshire, England; died on 17 Jan 1425 in Methley, Yorkshire, England.
    2. 4. John Waterton was born about 1365 in of Waterton, Lincolnshire, England; died between 16 Mar 1417 and 5 Nov 1417.

  3. 14.  John Burgh was born in 1328 in Burrough Green, Newmarket, Cambridgeshire, England (son of Thomas de Burgh and Margaret de Waldegrave); died in 1393; was buried in Burrough Green, Newmarket, Cambridgeshire, England.


    Birth year taken from the History of Parliament entry on his son-in-law. However, the Victoria County History of Cambridgeshire, v. 6, 141-147, says "Thomas died in 1334 leaving a son John, aged 4", which would mean Sir John Burgh was born in 1330.

    John married Katherine Engaine. Katherine (daughter of John Engaine and Joan) was born in in of Teversham, Cambridgeshire, England; died in 1409. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

  4. 15.  Katherine Engaine was born in in of Teversham, Cambridgeshire, England (daughter of John Engaine and Joan); died in 1409.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: 1410

    1. 7. Joan Burgh died before 1433.