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Sir Robert Latimer
(Bef 1312-1361/1361)
Katherine Hull
(-1361)
Sir William Pecche
Sir Robert Latimer of Duntish, Dorset
(1361-)
Margaret Pecche
Sir John Latimer of East Pulham, Dorset
(-1460)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Catherine Pipard

Sir John Latimer of East Pulham, Dorset 1 2 3 4

  • Marriage (1): Catherine Pipard 1 2
  • Died: 1460 3

  General Notes:

SIR JOHN LATIMER, who is stiled in his Charters Lord of Estpullham, had a Contest with his own Father about certain Lands, which by Articles Sir Robert Latimer had bound himself to establish upon his Heirs at the time of his Marriage, with Margaret the Mother of this Sir John, who was the Daughter of Sir William Peche Knight, by reason Sir Robert had burnt the Writings, whereupon the Interest of these Lands did depend, to make them appear free, for an Advantage he intended to himself in a second Marriage, which he did at that time design. There is Extant a Bill Exhibited by Sir John Latimer, complaining thereof to Thomas Langley Bishop of Durham and High Chancellor of England, in the sixth year of King Henry the Fifth. This Sir John Latimer Married Catharine the Daughter of Sir John Pypard, by whom he left Issue

Sir Nicholas Latimer. 1

  Events

Manorial Estate, 1460, East Stoke (or Stokett) Manor, Stoke-sub-Hamdon, Somerset, TA14, GB. 3 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.


John married Catherine Pipard, daughter of Sir John Pipard and Unknown.1 2


Sources


1 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), 43.

2 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.

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

4 The Gentleman's Magazine, Vol 92, p. 319.

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