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John Fray

Male - 1461

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  • Name John Fray 
    Born of Cotered, Hertfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 1 Jul 1461  [2
    Buried Church of St. Bartholomew the Less, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I18728  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of JTS
    Last Modified 10 Nov 2017 

    Family Agnes Danvers,   d. Jun 1478 
    +1. Katherine Fray,   b. Abt 1447,   d. 12 May 1482  (Age ~ 35 years)
    Last Modified 10 Nov 2017 
    Family ID F11617  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Chief Baron of the Exchequer. Knight of the shire for Hertfordshire, 1419 and 1420.

      "One of the most influential lawyers to serve the Crown during the first half of the 15th century, Fray rose from relative obscurity to become chief baron of the Exchequer, and thus provides us with a particularly striking example of the 'self-made man' whose success was achieved through a combination of talent, hard work and personal ambition. Nothing is known for certain about his early life, although he may well have been the son of the John Fray who appears in 1384 as the owner of property in both Great Waltham, Essex, and the Hertfordshire village of Cottered (where he either bought or inherited land of his own). [History of Parliament]

  • Sources 
    1. [S142] Royal Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families by Douglas Richardson. Salt Lake City, 2013.

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