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Sir John Pelham of Laughton, Sussex
(-After 1457)
Joan de Courcy
Sir Thomas Lewknor
(Bef 1392-1452)
Elizabeth Echingham
(-Between 1455/1464)
Sir John Pelham
Alice Lewknor
Elizabeth Pelham
(-After 1503)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. John Covert of Slaugham, Sussex

Elizabeth Pelham

  • Marriage (1): John Covert of Slaugham, Sussex 1
  • Died: After 6 Aug 1503 2

   Another name for Elizabeth was Isabel Pelham.3

  Noted events in her life were:

Will, 6 Aug 1503. Whereas Anne Covert, my mother, and other persons to her use, are seised of certain manors and lands &c. in the counties of Surrey, Sussex and Essex, and elsewhere, for the term of her life, as her jointure and dower or by the will of William Covert, my father (the reversion in use belonging to me), which manors &c. do not amount to the clear yearly value of 50l., all my feoffees and other persons having any interest or title to my use in my other manors and lands &c. in the counties of Sussex, Surrey, Kent and Essex, or elsewhere, shall immediately after my death stand seised of sufficient land &c. to make up the deficiency of the said sum of 50l. yearly to the use of the said Anne during her life, in allowance of all the dower and jointure which she claims after my father's death, for which she is to pay Sir John Pulley, my chaplain, 10 marks yearly to sing for my soul and my father's soul during the space of 5 years in the church of Slaugham, or, if Sir John will not take it upon him or 'demeyne hym as an honest soule prest shuld,' some other honest priest; also, whereas Isabel my wife is seised by way of inheritance of certain lands &c. of about the yearly value of 10l., all my feoffees &c. (as above) shall immediately after my death stand seised of sufficient land &c. to make up the said yearly value to 30l. to the use of the said Isabel during her life, in allowance of all her jointure and dower, provided she give the chantry of the Rever to the parson of Slaugham and his successors, otherwise the said bequest to be reduced by 5 marks; also, if the said Isabel will make sure and sufficient estate in fee simple of her part of the said manor of Rever to such persons as shall be named by my cousin Richard Covert to the use of herself for life without impeachment of [waste], with remainder after her death to Anne, Elizabeth and Dorothy, my daughters, and their heirs, then all persons having any interest in any part of the manor of Rever to the use of me and my heirs shall make a sure and sufficient estate of that part to the said Isabel for life (to count as parcel of the above bequest to make up the sum of 30l. yearly), and after her death third parts thereof shall remain to Anne, Elizabeth and Dorothy, my daughters, and their heirs, but if the said Isabel will not do this, then she shall have a life estate in the said part of the manor, but the remainder thereof shall be to my cousin Richard Covert and his heirs; also, all persons having any interest or title in the lands &c. willed to Giles Newton by William Covert, my father, shall stand seised thereof, when the said Giles reaches the age of 21 years, to the use of the said Giles and the heirs of his body, and in default of such issue to Richard Covert, my cousin, and his heirs; also, if I die without heir male of my body, then I bequeath to my said cousin Richard and his heirs all my aforesaid manors &c. and other the premises by me before bequeathed and not bequeathed, together with all such manors &c. as would have descended to my three daughters aforesaid, in use or in deed, if this will had not been made, and all persons having any interest therein to my use shall immediately after my death stand seised thereof to the use of the said Richard and his heirs, saving the above bequests to my mother, my wife and the said Giles, and my other bequests concerning the premises; also the said Richard shall pay 1200 marks of the issues of the said manors &c. for the marriage of my daughters (detailed provisions for the division of the 1200 marks between the daughters and for their maintenance &c.), and he shall purchase a licence to grant in mortmain [10 marks yearly of my lands] to the church of Slaugham for a priest to sing for me there forever, and another licence to grant in mortmain 5 marks more of my lands to the parsonage of Slaugham for its augmentation.


Elizabeth married John Covert of Slaugham, Sussex, son of William Covert of Slaugham, Sussex and Anne Fleming.1 (John Covert of Slaugham, Sussex was born before 10 Oct 1472,4 died on 6 Aug 1503 2 and was buried in St. Mary's Church, Staplefield Road, Slaugham, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH17 6AG, GB.)


Sources


1 William Berry, <i>Pedigrees of the Families in the County of Sussex</i>, 1 (London: Sherwood, Gilbert and Piper, 1830), 321.

2 J E E S Sharp and A E Stamp, <i>Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem </i> (London: n.p., n.d.), 3 Henry VII: 425-445.

3 J E E S Sharp and A E Stamp, <i>Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem </i> (London: n.p., n.d.), 3 Henry VII: 425-445. .... William Berry, <i>Pedigrees of the Families in the County of Sussex</i>, 1 (London: Sherwood, Gilbert and Piper, 1830), 314, 321.

4 J E E S Sharp and A E Stamp, <i>Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem </i> (London: n.p., n.d.), 1 Henry VII (Series 2): 430-451.

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