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John Throckmorton

Male Abt 1380 - Aft 1445  (~ 65 years)


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  • Name John Throckmorton  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Born Abt 1380  of Fladbury, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Gender Male 
    Alternate death 12 Apr 1445  London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8, 9
    Alternate death 13 Apr 1445  [5
    Died Aft 12 Apr 1445  [6
    Alternate death 13 Apr 1446  [10
    Buried St. John Fladbury, Pershore, Worcestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 10, 11
    Person ID I10331  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of DGH, Ancestor of EK, Ancestor of FW, Ancestor of JTS, Ancestor of TNH, Ancestor of TSW, Ancestor of TWK
    Last Modified 5 Dec 2020 

    Father Thomas Throckmorton,   b. Abt 1355,   d. Aft Jan 1411  (Age ~ 56 years) 
    Mother Agnes Besford,   b. Between 1355 and 1360,   d. Aft 1428  (Age ~ 74 years) 
    Married Abt 1380  [7, 12, 13
    Family ID F6186  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Eleanor Spinney,   d. Aft 1466 
    Married Aft 30 Jun 1409  [7, 9, 14, 15
    Children 
    +1. Agnes Throckmorton
    +2. Eleanor Throckmorton,   d. Bef 1503
    +3. Thomas Throckmorton,   b. 1412, of Coughton, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jul 1472, Coughton, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
    Last Modified 13 Mar 2021 
    Family ID F6019  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Knight of the shire for Worcestershire Nov 1414, 1420, 1422, 1432, 1433, 1439. Undertreasurer of the Exchequer, 19 Jul 1433 - abt Jul 1443. Justice of the peace for Worcestershire, 16 Jan 1414 to his death; for Warwickshire, 26 Oct 1433 - Dec 1439. Deputy sheriff of Worcestershire (by appointment of Richard, earl of Warwick), 2 Nov 1416 - 5 Sep 1418; 29 Sep 1419 - 20 Oct 1420; 29 Sep 1430 - 1431. Escheator of Worcestershire, 4 Nov 1418 - 23 Nov 1419. Warwick chamberlain of the Exchequer, Dec 1418 to his death.

      "Merely tenants of the bishops of Worcester in the manor of Throckmorton, the Throckmortons owed their rise in the early 15th century almost entirely to John's legal and administrative ability and the family connexion with the earls of Warwick." [History of Parliament, citation details below]

      They are GX10-grandparents of Jane Austen on one line:

      John Throckmorton (d. 1445) = Eleanor Spinney
      Thomas Throckmorton (b. 1412) = Margaret Olney
      Robert Throckmorton (d. 1518) = Katherine Marrow (d. 1505)
      George Throckmorton = Katherine Vaux
      Clement Throckmorton (d. 1573) = Catherine Nevill
      Catherine Throgmorton = Thomas Harby (d. 1594)
      Emma Harby (1590-1622) = Robert Charlton (d. 1670)
      Emma Charlton = Henry Barnard (d. 1680)
      Elizabeth Barnard (d. 1719) = James Brydges (1642-1714)
      Mary Brydges (1666-1703) = Theophilus Leigh (1647-1725)
      Thomas Leigh (1696-1764) = Jane Walker (1705-1768)
      Cassandra Leigh (1739-1827) = George Austen (1731-1805)
      Jane Austen (1775-1817)

      And on another line, her 11X-great grandparents:

      John Throckmorton (d. 1445) = Eleanor Spinney
      John Throckmorton (d. 1436) = Elizabeth Bruges
      Christopher Throckmorton = (Unknown) Hartley
      William Throckmorton = Margaret Matthew
      Thomas Throckmorton (d. 1586) = Margaret Whittington
      Thomas Throckmorton (d. 1607) = Elizabeth Berkeley
      Mary Throckmorton (d. 1632) = James Scudamore (d. 1619)
      Mary Scudamore = Giles Brydges (d. 1637)
      John Brydges (1623-1652) = Mary Pearle
      James Brydges (1642-1714) = Elizabeth Barnard (d. 1719)
      Mary Brydges (1666-1703) = Theophilus Leigh (1647-1725)
      Thomas Leigh (1696-1764) = Jane Walker (1705-1768)
      Cassandra Leigh (1739-1827) = George Austen (1731-1805)
      Jane Austen (1775-1817)

      And they have a genealogical Shakespeare connection, albeit a recondite one through their GX4-granddaughter Muriel Sheldon's husband Francis Clare:

      John Throckmorton (d. 1445) = Eleanor Spinney
      Thomas Throckmorton (b. 1412) = Margaret Olney
      Robert Throckmorton (d. 1518) = Katherine Marrow (d. 1505)
      George Throckmorton = Katherine Vaux
      Robert Throckmorton (1513-1581) = Muriel Berkeley (d. 1542)
      Anne Throckmorton (1540-1603) = Ralph Sheldon (d. 1613)
      Muriel Sheldon = Francis Clare

      The abovenamed Francis Clare was a grandson of Edward Blunt (d. 1557) via his mother Anne Blunt. Francis Clare's aunt Joyce Blunt married John Combe2 (d. 1558) of Stratford-upon-Avon. (Their son John Combe3 died in 1614, leaving William Shakespeare £5 in his will.) John Combe2 was the son of John Combe1 (d. 1550) and his wife Katherine. Katherine married, secondly, Adrian Quiney (d. 1553). Their great-grandson Thomas Quiney (1589-1655) married Judith Shakespeare (1585-1662), daughter of William Shakespeare and Anne Hathaway.

  • Sources 
    1. [S978] American Ancestors and Cousins of the Princess of Wales by Gary Boyd Roberts and William Addams Reitwiesner. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1984.

    2. [S162] The Royal Descents of 600 Immigrants to the American Colonies or the United States, With a 2008 Addendum, Coda, and Final Addition by Gary Boyd Roberts. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2008.

    3. [S1327] The Antiquities of Warwickshire, Illustrated, from Records, Leiger-books, Manuscripts, Charters, Evidences, Tombes, and Armes, Beautified with Maps, Prospects, and Portraictures by William Dugdale. Second edition, revised by William Thomas. London: John Osborn and Thomas Longman, 1730.

    4. [S70] The Victoria County History of Warwickshire. Portions online, linked from medievalgenealogy.org.uk.

    5. [S145] Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America Before 1700 by Frederick Lewis Weis and Walter Lee Sheppard, Jr. 8th edition, William R. Beall & Kaleen E. Beall, eds. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2004, 2006, 2008.

    6. [S1874] G. Andrews Moriarty, "Evidences on Throckmorton Family." The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 98:111, 1944.

    7. [S47] The History of Parliament. Some citations point to entries from the printed volumes not yet added to the online site.

    8. [S976] A Genealogical and Historical Account of the Throckmorton Family in England and the United States by Charles Wickliffe Throckmorton. Richmond, Virginia: Old Dominion Press, 1930. Useful for its wealth of primary source material; deeply unreliable in its conclusions.

    9. [S977] The Blackmans of Knight's Creek: Ancestors and Descendants of George and Maria (Smith) Blackman by Henry James Young. Carlisle, Pennsylvania: 1980., year only.

    10. [S4954] "Throckmorton Family." From The William and Mary College Quarterly Historical Magazine, 1st series, Volume 4, 1895, reprinted in Genealogies of Virginia Families from the William and Mary College Quarterly Historical Magazine, Volume 5, indexed by Robert and Catherine Barnes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1982.

    11. [S376] Janet and Robert Wolfe Genealogy.

    12. [S977] The Blackmans of Knight's Creek: Ancestors and Descendants of George and Maria (Smith) Blackman by Henry James Young. Carlisle, Pennsylvania: 1980., "ca 1382".

    13. [S830] Paul C. Reed, "Another Look at Joan de Harley: Will Her Real Descendants Please Rise?" The Genealogist 10:35, Spring 1989, p. 35.

    14. [S830] Paul C. Reed, "Another Look at Joan de Harley: Will Her Real Descendants Please Rise?" The Genealogist 10:35, Spring 1989, p. 35., "summer of 1409".

    15. [S4954] "Throckmorton Family." From The William and Mary College Quarterly Historical Magazine, 1st series, Volume 4, 1895, reprinted in Genealogies of Virginia Families from the William and Mary College Quarterly Historical Magazine, Volume 5, indexed by Robert and Catherine Barnes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1982., year only.