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John Markenfield


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  • Name John Markenfield  [1
    Born of Markenfield, Ripon, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Person ID I7413  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of JTS, Ancestor of TNH
    Last Modified 9 Jul 2019 

    Father William Markenfield 
    Mother Eleanor 
    Family ID F3578  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    +1. Andrew Markenfield,   d. Aft 1357
    Last Modified 20 Mar 2022 
    Family ID F2249  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • "1310. Feb 28. Westminster. License to John de Merkyngfeld, king's clerk, to crenellate his dwelling house at Merkyngfekd, co. York." [Calendar of the Patent Rolls 1307-1313]

      "Sir John was a dignitary of the Church, and also the holder of a high office under the Crown, being Prebendary of Wartill and Studley, in the church of Ripon, as well as rector of Escrick. He was the most distinguished of the name of Markenfield. About the year 1310 he obtained from King Edward II licence to crenelate his house at Markenfield, and the present mansion dates from that time. He was also appointed by the same King, Chancellor of the Exchequer, and was much employed in affairs of State. He was executor of William de Hamilton, Dean of York and Lord Chancellor of England, with whom he had a long and intimate friendship. Toward the close of his life he got into trouble, and was excommunicated on account of mal-administration of the trusts of the above-mentioned will." [Yorkshire Anecdotes, citation details below.]

  • Sources 
    1. [S433] J. C. B. Sharp, 5 May 2000, post to soc.genealogy.medieval.

    2. [S3231] Yorkshire Anecdotes, Second Series, by R. D. Taylor. London: Whittaker & Co., 1887.