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John Oldcastle

Male Abt 1370 - 1417  (~ 47 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  John Oldcastle was born about 1370; died on 14 Dec 1417 in St. Giles-in-the-Fields, Middlesex, England.

    Notes:

    Knight of the shire for Herefordshire, Jan 1404. Following his second marriage, to Joan de la Pole, Lady Cobham, as jure uxoris Lord Cobham he was summoned to Parliament by a series of writs from 26 Oct 1409 until 22 Mar 1413.

    The place of his execution is the intersection of Oxford Street, New Oxford Street, Tottenham Court Road, and Charing Cross Road. Centre Point rises from the northwest corner of this intersection.

    From Wikipedia:

    Sir John Oldcastle (died 14 December 1417) was an English Lollard leader. Being a friend of Henry V, he long escaped prosecution for heresy. When convicted, he escaped from the Tower of London and then led a rebellion against the King. Eventually, he was captured and executed in London. He formed the basis for William Shakespeare's character John Falstaff, who was originally called John Oldcastle.

    The detailed account of him in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography can be read here. His History of Parliament entry is here. A casual account of him is here.

    John married Katherine ferch Richard ab Ieuan before 1394. Katherine (daughter of Richard ap Ieuan and Isabel) died before Jun 1408. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 2. Matilda  Descendancy chart to this point died between 8 Oct 1457 and 4 Nov 1457 in Ash-juxta-Sandwich, Kent, England; was buried in St. Nicholas, Ash-juxta-Sandwich, Kent, England.


Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Matilda Descendancy chart to this point (1.John1) died between 8 Oct 1457 and 4 Nov 1457 in Ash-juxta-Sandwich, Kent, England; was buried in St. Nicholas, Ash-juxta-Sandwich, Kent, England.

    Notes:

    Richardson's Royal Ancestry (volume 4, page 268) calls her "Katherine." He may be right, but we can't discern his basis for doing so.

    The History of Parliament entry for her father-in-law Richard Clitheroe (d. 1420) says that his only son, Roger, married Joan, Lady Cobham's "stepdaughter, Maud Oldcastle", i.e., the daughter of Lady Cobham's husband John Oldcastle by his earlier wife. The History of Parliament entry for her father John Oldcastle says that his daughter Maud "married Roger, son of Richard Clitheroe I of Ash-next-Sandwich, Kent."

    The 7 Mar 1455 will of Roger Clyderow, esq., abstracted by Arthur Hussey in "Ash next Sandwich Wills", Archaeologia Cantiana 34, 1920, pages 58-59, calls his wife "Matilda." The abstract of her own will, dated 8 Oct 1457, in which she calls herself "Matilda, relict of Roger Clyderow", appears on pages 59-60 of the same article.

    Matilda married Roger Clitheroe before Aug 1414. Roger (son of Richard Clitheroe and Alice) was born in in of Ash-juxta-Sandwich, Kent, England; died between 7 Mar 1455 and 8 Oct 1457 in Ash-juxta-Sandwich, Kent, England; was buried in St. Nicholas, Ash-juxta-Sandwich, Kent, England. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 3. Eleanor Clitheroe  Descendancy chart to this point died before 1462.


Generation: 3

  1. 3.  Eleanor Clitheroe Descendancy chart to this point (2.Matilda2, 1.John1) died before 1462.

    Eleanor married John Norreys before 7 Mar 1455. John (son of William Norreys and Christina Stretche) was born in in of Ockwells in Bray, Berkshire, England; died on 1 Sep 1466; was buried in Bray, Berkshire, England. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 4. Anne Norreys  Descendancy chart to this point


Generation: 4

  1. 4.  Anne Norreys Descendancy chart to this point (3.Eleanor3, 2.Matilda2, 1.John1)

    Anne married John Harcourt about 1466. John (son of Robert Harcourt and Margaret Byron) was born about 1450 in of Stanton Harcourt, Oxfordshire, England; died on 26 Jun 1485. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 5. Lettice Harcourt  Descendancy chart to this point


Generation: 5

  1. 5.  Lettice Harcourt Descendancy chart to this point (4.Anne4, 3.Eleanor3, 2.Matilda2, 1.John1)

    Family/Spouse: Humphrey Peshale. Humphrey (son of Richard Peshale) was born in in of Tean in Checkley, Staffordshire, England; died on 28 May 1498. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 6. Eleanor Peshale  Descendancy chart to this point died after 2 Jul 1535.


Generation: 6

  1. 6.  Eleanor Peshale Descendancy chart to this point (5.Lettice5, 4.Anne4, 3.Eleanor3, 2.Matilda2, 1.John1) died after 2 Jul 1535.

    Family/Spouse: Humphrey Wolryche. Humphrey (son of Thomas Wolryche and Elizabeth) was born in in of Dudmaston in Quatt, Shropshire, England; died in 1533. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 7. Elizabeth Wolryche  Descendancy chart to this point died on 3 Jan 1564.


Generation: 7

  1. 7.  Elizabeth Wolryche Descendancy chart to this point (6.Eleanor6, 5.Lettice5, 4.Anne4, 3.Eleanor3, 2.Matilda2, 1.John1) died on 3 Jan 1564.

    Family/Spouse: Edward Hopton. Edward (son of Henry Hopton) was born in in of Rockhill in Greet, Shropshire, England; died before 29 May 1557. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 8. Katherine Hopton  Descendancy chart to this point died between 18 Sep 1598 and 16 Feb 1599.


Generation: 8

  1. 8.  Katherine Hopton Descendancy chart to this point (7.Elizabeth7, 6.Eleanor6, 5.Lettice5, 4.Anne4, 3.Eleanor3, 2.Matilda2, 1.John1) died between 18 Sep 1598 and 16 Feb 1599.

    Katherine married Thomas Anderson about 1545. Thomas (son of Thomas Anderson) was born in in of London, England; died between 24 May 1552 and 20 Mar 1554. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 9. Lucretia Anderson  Descendancy chart to this point died in 1610 in Nettleden, Buckinghamshire, England; was buried in Nettleden, Buckinghamshire, England.