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Sir John Latimer of East Pulham, Dorset
(-1460)
Catherine Pipard
Sir John Hody
(Abt 1396-Between 1441/1441)
Elizabeth Jewe
(Abt 1410-1473)
Sir Nicholas Latimer of Duntish, Dorset
(Abt 1429-Between 1505/1505)
Joan Hody
(Abt 1430-Bef 1504)
Edith Latimer
(-After 1504)

 

Family Links

Spouses/Children:
1. John Grene of Stotfould, Bedfordshire

  • Elizabeth Grene
2. Sir John Mordaunt

Edith Latimer 1 4 5 6

  • Marriage (1): John Grene of Stotfould, Bedfordshire 1 2
  • Marriage (2): Sir John Mordaunt 1 2 3 4
  • Died: After 11 Sep 1504

  General Notes:

EDITH LATIMER was by the Consent and Direction of her Father Married to Sir John Mordaunt in the fourteenth year of King Edward the Fourth; between whom and Sir Nicholas Latimer, several Agreements were made concerning his Inheritance. But the hope of Male Issue, and his Engagement in a second Marriage, caused him so to protract the Settlement, as being surpriz'd with Death he left his Estate under several great Incumbrances; which (notwithstanding the Kings Interest in the same, upon pretence of some Debts due to him from the said Sir Nicholas) were at last overcome and mastered by the Industry and Prudence of Sir John Mordaunt, and the Lands and Lordships of Duntish, Divelish, Estpullham, Childeckford and Estoket left by him to the Lords Mordaunts, that were his Successors. She outliv'd her first Husband, and was again Married to Sir Thomas Carew of Devonshire, who was slain in a Sea-Fight on the Coast of Britain, in the fourth year of King Henry the Eighth, being at that time Captain of the Noble Ship called the Regent, which was burnt in the same Occasion.

Issue by her first Husband.
John the first Lord Mordaunt.
Robert Mordaunt.
William Mordaunt.
Joan Mordaunt Married to Sir Giles Strangeways of Dorsetshire. 7

  Events

Manorial Estate: East Stoke (or Stokett) Manor, Stoke-sub-Hamdon, Somerset, TA14, GB. 8 The manor of EAST STOKE or STOKETT was held by Alwin T.R.E. In 1086 Mauger de Cartrai held it of the count of Mortain. By c. 1284 Ralph de Huppehull or Opehulle held it of Maud de Multon, lady of Ashill, and she of the countess of Aumale. Mauger was also Domesday tenant of Ashill, and it is therefore probable that his holding at East Stoke may have descended like Ashill.
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Ralph de Huppedhull's estate at Stokett c. 1284 was fee. By 1297 Ralph de Hull, possibly the same man, had apparently leased his lands there which became the subject of a legal dispute. The property seems to have descended like the manor of Child Okeford (Dors.), to the Latimer family. Robert de Hull held that manor in 1317. His daughter and heir Catherine married as her first husband Sir Andrew Turberville, who was in possession of Stokett by 1350. As her second husband Catherine married Sir Robert Latimer of Duntish (Dors.). When she died in 1361, shortly after her second husband, she was succeeded by her son William Turberville. By 1381, however, William had died without male issue, and Robert Latimer, his halfbrother, succeeding John Rocheford, had taken possession of the property.

The estate then descended through the Latimer family. Sir John, son of Catherine's son Robert, died in 1460, and was succeeded by his son Sir Nicholas (d. 1505). Nicholas's daughter and heir Edith married Sir John Mordaunt (d. 1504), of Turvey (Beds.), speaker of the House of Commons, and Stokett and other lands were settled on them. By 1560 it was held by John, eldest son of John, Lord Mordaunt (d. 1562), though the capital messuage was in the hands of John Buckland of West Harptree. John's heir Lewis, Lord Mordaunt (1538-1601), sold the property to Thomas Freke in 1597. In 1627 John Seward died holding the manor, described as a capital messuage, a farm called the farm of East Stokett, and named lands. He was succeeded by his infant son, also John. John Seward and Elizabeth his wife made over the manor in 1649 to two feoffees. From that time no trace has been found of the manor; the estate centred upon East Stoke House, created in the late 18th century by the Chaffey family, never claimed manorial status, but was built up piecemeal from scattered holdings in the area of the original manor.


Edith married John Grene of Stotfould, Bedfordshire.1 2


Edith next married Sir John Mordaunt, son of William Mordaunt and Margaret Peake.1 2 3 4 (Sir John Mordaunt was born about 1450, died on 11 Sep 1504 2 9 and was buried in All Saints' Church, Turvey, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK43 7, GB.)


Sources


1 John Burke, <i>A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Commoners of Great Britian and Ireland, Enjoying Territorial Possessions or High Official Rank: but Uninvested with Heritable Honours, Volume 1</i> (Henry Colburn, 1835), Vol 1. p 681.

2 Josiah C. Wedgewood and Anne D. Holt, <i>The History of Parliament: 1439-1509</i>, 3 (London, GB: His Majesty's Staionery Office, 1936), 1: 607-608.

3 Robert Halstead, <i>Succint genealogies of the noble and ancient houses of Alno or de Alneto, Broc of Stephale, Latimer of Duntish, Drayton of Drayton, Mauduit of Westminster, Green of Drayton, Vere of Addington, Fitz-Lewes of Westhornedon, Howard of Effingham and Mordaunt of Turvey justified by publick records, ancient and extant charters, histories and other authentick proofs, and enriched with divers sculptures of tombs, images, seals, and other curiosities </i> (London, GB: W. Burrell, 1685), 398-9.

4 Nicholas Harris Nichols Esq., <i>Testementa Vetusta - an Illustration From Wills of Customs... </i> (London, GB: Nichols and Sons, 1826), 2: 461-462.

5 Robert Halstead, <i>Succint genealogies of the noble and ancient houses of Alno or de Alneto, Broc of Stephale, Latimer of Duntish, Drayton of Drayton, Mauduit of Westminster, Green of Drayton, Vere of Addington, Fitz-Lewes of Westhornedon, Howard of Effingham and Mordaunt of Turvey justified by publick records, ancient and extant charters, histories and other authentick proofs, and enriched with divers sculptures of tombs, images, seals, and other curiosities </i> (London, GB: W. Burrell, 1685), 44, 398-9.

6 George Edward Cokayne, "Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom" (Sutton Publishing Ltd., 2000), IX, p. 193.

7 Robert Halstead, <i>Succint genealogies of the noble and ancient houses of Alno or de Alneto, Broc of Stephale, Latimer of Duntish, Drayton of Drayton, Mauduit of Westminster, Green of Drayton, Vere of Addington, Fitz-Lewes of Westhornedon, Howard of Effingham and Mordaunt of Turvey justified by publick records, ancient and extant charters, histories and other authentick proofs, and enriched with divers sculptures of tombs, images, seals, and other curiosities </i> (London, GB: W. Burrell, 1685), 44.

8 <i>A History of the County of Somerset</i>, 10 (London: Victoria County History, 1974), 3: 235-249.

9 J E E S Sharp and A E Stamp, <i>Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem </i> (London: n.p., n.d.), 3 Henry VII (Series 2): 458-479.

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