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Sir John Pelham of Laughton, Sussex
(-1429)
Sir John Pelham of Laughton, Sussex
(-After 1457)
Joan de Courcy
Sir John Pelham

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Alice Lewknor

Sir John Pelham 3

  • Marriage (1): Alice Lewknor about 1445 1 2

  General Notes:

John Pelham, his eldest son and heir, was a Knight in the twelfth year of Henry VI, for then Richard Aylard demises to Sir John Pelham, senior, Knt. and to Sir John Pelham, junior, Knt. and their heirs, all his right in the manor of Ewhurst and also the reversion of all his lands and tenements in Ewhurst, North Hamme, Bekkele, and Idene, which the Lady Joan Brenchesle held for term of their life; whereby it appears she had a second husband of the name of Brenchesle.

In 23 Henry VI [1444-1445], he was married to Alice, daughter of Sir Thomas Lewknor, Knt. and on September 30th that year the manor of Laughton, and hundred of Shiplake, as also the manors of Noteborn and Chiltington in the county of Sussex, were settled on her in jointure.

In 28 Henry VI [1449-1450], he and Alice his wife, had a grant from his father, Sir John Pelham, of the manor of Treve, with the Knight's fee, advowson of the free chapel, and all reversions appertaining thereto, to hold to them and the heirs of their bodies. Sir John Pelham died without issue male by the said Alice, leaving an only daughter, Isabella, married to John Covert, second son to William Covert, of Sullyngton, in Sussex, Esq., whereby the estate devolved on William, his brother.

[Collins's Peerage of England] 4

  Events

Will, 20 May 1457. 5 John Pelham, Knight, May 20, 1457, 35th Henry VI. I will that my feoffees permit Joan, my wife, to enjoy my manor of Laughton, with the hundred of Sheplake, Note-Bourn, and Chilvington, with the profits of the manors of Crowhurst, Burghershe, and Bevylham; and that they enfeoff John Pelham, my son and heir, in the manors of Burghershe, with the hundred of Hawksbury, Crowhurst, with the hundred of Bareslow, as also the forest and chase of Dalyngton; and in default of issue male of the said John to remain to my son William; failing his issue, to Thomas my son, and his heirs male, with remainder to my right heirs. Also, I will that they enfeoff William, my son, in the manor of Bevilham, with the hundred of Shoosewell, with remainder, in default of his heirs male, to John, my son and heir, and his heirs male; failing such, to Thomas, my son, and his heirs male, with remainder to my right heirs. Also, I will that after the death of Joan, my wife, my said feoffees enfeoff John, my son and heir, in my manor of Laughton and hundred of Shiplake, with remainder, in default of issue, to William and Thomas, my sons.


John married Alice Lewknor, daughter of Sir Thomas Lewknor of South Mimms, Hertfordshire and Elizabeth Echingham, about 1445.1 2


Sources


1 Sir Egerton Brydges K.J., editor, <i>Collins's Peerage of England</i>, 9 Volumes (London: n.p., 1812), Vol 5: 505.

2 William Berry, <i>Pedigrees of the Families in the County of Sussex</i>, 1 (London: Sherwood, Gilbert and Piper, 1830), 314.

3 William Berry, <i>Pedigrees of the Families in the County of Sussex</i>, 1 (London: Sherwood, Gilbert and Piper, 1830), 314, 321.

4 Sir Egerton Brydges K.J., editor, <i>Collins's Peerage of England</i>, 9 Volumes (London: n.p., 1812), 5: 504.

5 Nicholas Harris Nichols Esq., <i>Testementa Vetusta - an Illustration From Wills of Customs... </i> (London, GB: Nichols and Sons, 1826), 1: 280.

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