John de Brancestre
Sir John de Brancestre of Calthorpe, Oxfordshire
(-Between 1378/1392)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Margaret Mile

Sir John de Brancestre of Calthorpe, Oxfordshire 2 3 4

  • Marriage (1): Margaret Mile 1 2
  • Died: Between 1378 and 1392 5

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Occupation: Armiger. 6

Manorial Estate: Brokehampton Manor, Kineton, Warwick, Warwickshire CV35, GB. 1

Manorial Estate, 1354-1392, Calthorpe Manor, Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX16, GB. 2 An estate in Calthorpe, centred on Calthorpe House, and known as CALTHORPE MANOR was held by Henry Hawten in 1614. Although there are earlier references to Calthorpe House and to lands held with it, it would be mistaken to assume that there was an established landed estate attached to the house before the 17th century. It is clear that Calthorpe House had been owned previously by the Copes of Hanwell and by the Danvers family; and it is possible that in the 14th century the house was owned by the Brancasters, whose arms are on a piece of early glass in the house. (fn. 63) The first reference to a Brancaster in Banbury is to Richard, who was vicar in 1300; in 1318 John Brancaster of Banbury was involved in an affray; and in 1354 John Brancaster and his wife Margaret held an estate in Banbury, Calthorpe, and Wickham. (fn. 64) John received the highest assessment for the poll tax of 1379\endash 81 and in 1378 granted land in Banbury to the hospital of St. John. (fn. 65) He was dead by 1392. (fn. 66) His daughter Agnes married Richard Danvers of Epwell, and in 1394 his brother Richard, of Rothley (? Leics.), chaplain, released to Richard Danvers his rights in an estate in Banbury, Calthorpe, and Wickham formerly held by John, Margaret, and their son John. (fn. 67) In 1441 John Danvers held 6 yardlands in Calthorpe (although the land probably lay in Neithrop fields) and considerable property elsewhere in Banbury. (fn. 68) In 1555 George Danvers of Calthorpe sold to Henry Andrews and others common rights in Calthorpe, where he held 7 yardlands; the yardlands, which were sold shortly afterwards, actually lay in Calthorpe fields (fn. 69) and are almost certainly not identifiable with the 6 yardlands of 1441. John Danvers died in 1591 leaving Calthorpe House to his eldest son George, and other property in Calthorpe (formerly part of the St. John's Hospital estate) to another son John. Before 1601 George sold Calthorpe House, and presumably lands with it, to Sir Anthony Cope. (fn. 70)

Footnotes:
63. See below.
64. B.M. Harl. MS. 6951, f. 119; Cal. Pat. 1317\endash 21, 100; Cat. Anct. D. i, D 588.
65. E 179/161/46; Macnamara, Danvers Family, 92.
66. Cal. Pat. 1391\endash 6, 180.
67. Macnamara, Danvers Family, 84; Cat. Anct. D. i, B 213.
68. Bodl. MS. dep. b 7. For the Danvers of Calthorpe see Macnamara, Danvers Family, 95, 155, 177, 188, 516\endash 17.
69. Bodl. MS. d.d. Risley A. IX 1/7.
70. Macnamara, Danvers Family, 523\endash 4.


John married Margaret Mile, daughter of Henry Mile and Unknown.1 2 (Margaret Mile died between 1378 and 1392 5.)


Sources


1 Francis Nottidge MacNamara, <i>Memorials of the Danvers Family of Dauntsey and Culworth: Their Ancestors and Descendants from the Conquest Till the Termination of the Eighteenth Century</i> (21 Old Buildings, Lincoln's Inn, London, GB, Hardy & Page, 1895), p. 89.

2 Victoria County History of Oxfordshire, Vol. 10, pp 42-49.

3 Francis Nottidge MacNamara, <i>Memorials of the Danvers Family of Dauntsey and Culworth: Their Ancestors and Descendants from the Conquest Till the Termination of the Eighteenth Century</i> (21 Old Buildings, Lincoln's Inn, London, GB, Hardy & Page, 1895), p. 84.

4 John Burke, Sir Bernard Burke, <i>A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Extinct and Dormant Baronetcies of England</i> (London; Scott, Webster, and Geary; 1838), p. 150.

5 Francis Nottidge MacNamara, <i>Memorials of the Danvers Family of Dauntsey and Culworth: Their Ancestors and Descendants from the Conquest Till the Termination of the Eighteenth Century</i> (21 Old Buildings, Lincoln's Inn, London, GB, Hardy & Page, 1895), p. 92.

6 Francis Nottidge MacNamara, <i>Memorials of the Danvers Family of Dauntsey and Culworth: Their Ancestors and Descendants from the Conquest Till the Termination of the Eighteenth Century</i> (21 Old Buildings, Lincoln's Inn, London, GB, Hardy & Page, 1895), p. 87.

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