Thomas Charlton
(Abt 1348-1410)


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Thomas Charlton

  • Born: Abt 1348
  • Marriage (1): Alice Cornhill
  • Died: Oct 1410 aged about 62 1


Manorial Estate, 1390, Gunnersbury Manor, Gunnersbury, Hounslow, London, W4, GB. 2 GUNNERSBURY manor was held of the bishop of London in 1378 for fealty, suit of court, and rents, and included 228 a. land and 1 7s. rent from tenants. (fn. 77) The manor may have been the carucate and 2 marks rent in which Maud, widow of Lawrence del Brok, claimed dower against Joan of Somery in the late 13th century. (fn. 78) In 1347 John of Ceppeham granted two-thirds of the manor to John de Bray and Joan his wife for life, with the reversion of the third held in dower by Maud, widow of Thomas of Gloucester. (fn. 79) John of Ceppeham was dead by 1364, when his son John granted the reversion to Geoffrey Scrope. (fn. 80) Lands including Gunnersbury, late of John of Northwich, goldsmith, were conveyed in 1373 by feoffees to those of Edward III's mistress Alice Perrers. (fn. 81) Alice forfeited them but her husband William of Windsor was granted Gunnersbury in 1380, to hold to the use of her and her heirs. (fn. 82) It was held by Thomas Charlton and Alice his wife, apparently in her right, in 1390, when it was settled in trust, (fn. 83) presumably to Alice's use. The estate was held by her son Henry Frowyk in 1422 (fn. 84) and remained with the Frowyks until the death of another Henry Frowyk in 1520, when it was allotted to his sister Elizabeth, wife of the judge Sir John Spelman, (fn. 85) descending in the Spelman family with Flambards in Harrow. (fn. 86)

77. Cal. Inq. Misc. iv, p. 12; Guildhall MSS. 11766, f. 9; 10312/87, rot. 87.
78. P.R.O., CP 40/10, rot. 20.
79. Ibid. CP 25(1)/150/62/236.
80. Cal. Close, 1364-8, 61.
81. Ibid. 1369-74, 535-6; see also P.R.O., E 159/191, recorda Hil. 2 Hen. V, rot. 1 and d.
82. Cal. Pat. 1377-81, 503.
83. P.R.O., CP 25(1)/151/79/106.
84. Guildhall MS. 11766, f. 9.
85. Ibid. 10312/87, rot. 18; P.R.O., CP 25(2)/51/367/22 Hen. VIII; above, Acton, manors and other est.
86. V.C.H. Mdx. iv. 209.

Thomas married Alice Cornhill, daughter of John Cornhill and Elizabeth. (Alice Cornhill was born about 1355, died about Jun 1416 1 and was buried in Sopwell Priory, Cottonmill Lane, Sopwell, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1 2HQ, GB.)


1 J. S. Roskell and L. Clark, editors, <i>The History of Parliament: The House of Commons, 1386-1421 </i>, 4 Volumes (N.p.: Boydell and Brewer, 1993).

2 Victoria County History, editor, <i>A History of the County of Middlesex</i>, 12 (London: Victoria County History, 1962), 7: 123-128.

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