- Marriage (1): Sir Guy Spyne of Coughton, Warwickshire before 1370 1
- Died: After 1438
Katherine, the heiress of Wyke. Arms of Wyke as given in a window at Coughton: Gules a fess argent between three gutees d'or two and one.1 Arms of de la Spine: Sable a chevron argent between three crescents or.
[Historical Account of the Throckmorton Family, p 44]
In all the pedigrees of the Throckmorton family heretofore published the wife of Sir Guy de la Spine of Coughton, whose daughter, Alianore, married John Throckmorton of Throckmorton, is given as Katherine, the heiress of Wyke, and it has been assumed that her surname was Wyke, and since as early as 1613, as I have shown elsewhere, the arms of Besford have been wrongly described and attributed to Wyke. Katherine may have been the heiress of Wyke, but I have been unable to find that a family of that name ever existed. Among the large number of charters and deeds at Coughton the name does not occur.
While I have been unable to identify positively the family of Katherine, there is no doubt in my mind that she was closely related to the family of Durvassal of Spernore, possibly a daughter of Alianore Durvassal, the heiress of Nicholas Durvassal, lord of Spernore, and her husband, Walter Holt, of Yerdly, county Worcester. The two daughters of Sir Guy de la Spine and Katherine were named respectively Alianore (probably after Katherine's grandmother, Alianore Durvassal), and Alice after Sir Guy's grandmother, Alice de Bruley. In any event Thomas Throckmorton, the grandson of Katherine, on his death was lord of the manor of Spernore (In. p. m.). On referring to the chart the close relationship between the Spines and Durvassals is clearly shown from the time of the marriage of William de Spine and Margery Durvassal in the reign of Edward III.
[Historical Account of the Throckmorton Family, pp66-67]
Probably a daughter of John Holt and Alianore Durvassal (dau. and heir of Nicholas Durvassal), and heir to her brother Walter. Attention is called to the fact that her eldest daughter was named Alice after her husband's mother, and her next daughter Elianore (so spelled in contemporary documents) apparently after her own mother.
[Historical Account of the Throckmorton Family, pp68-69 (tree)] 2
Land known as WIKE [or La Wyke] appears to have been a subinfeudation of the fee of Coughton.
Katherine married Sir Guy Spyne of Coughton, Warwickshire, son of William [III] Spyne of Coughton, Warwickshire and Alice de Bruley, before 1370.1 (Sir Guy Spyne of Coughton, Warwickshire died after 1426.)