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Richard Tempest

Male Abt 1356 - 1428  (~ 72 years)


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  • Name Richard Tempest 
    Born Abt 1356  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Alternate death Between 26 Aug 1427 and 30 Sep 1428  [3
    Died Between 26 May 1428 and 30 Sep 1428  Bracewell, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I28220  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of AP
    Last Modified 15 Mar 2021 

    Father Richard Tempest,   b. Abt 1334, of Bracewell, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 16 Feb 1390  (Age ~ 56 years) 
    Mother Maria Talbot,   d. Aft 16 Feb 1390 
    Family ID F1018  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Margaret Stainforth 
    Children 
    +1. Robert Tempest,   b. Abt 1385,   d. Bef 30 Jan 1448  (Age ~ 63 years)
    Last Modified 14 Apr 2020 
    Family ID F16830  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • "Sir Richard Tempest, had an illustrious career involving battles with the Scots and French and extensive administrative responsibilities in the north of England under five kings of England, from Edward III to Henry VI. […H]e was co-warden of Berwick Castle with Sir Thomas Talbot, presumably his mother's brother, in 1385-86." [Schuerman and Hickling (citation details below)]

      Knight of the shire for Yorkshire in Jan 1404.

      His birth year is established by the fact that he gave his age as 30 when testifying in the celebrated Scrope vs. Grosvenor heraldic dispute, Oct 1386.

  • Sources 
    1. [S4035] Tempest Pedigrees, by Eleanor Blanche Tempest. Manuscript in the British Library.

    2. [S4033] John R. Schuerman and Douglas Hickling, "Tempest Wives and Daughters in the Late Medieval Period." Four parts, linked from here. 2006.

    3. [S5159] The Parliamentary Representation of the County of York, 1258-1832 ed. A. Gooder. 2 volumes. Yorkshire Archaeological Society, 1935-38.