Joan de Courcy

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Sir John Pelham of Laughton, Sussex

Joan de Courcy 1

  • Marriage (1): Sir John Pelham of Laughton, Sussex before 20 May 1425 1

  Noted events in her life were:

Will, 20 May 1457. 2 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.


Joan married Sir John Pelham of Laughton, Sussex, son of Sir John Pelham of Laughton, Sussex and Unknown, before 20 May 1425.1 (Sir John Pelham of Laughton, Sussex died after 20 May 1457.)


  Marriage Notes:

...grant by Queen Katherine, to him [John Pelham] and "Joan de Courcy his wife," of fifty marks per annum, given under her seal at the castle of Hertford, September 20th, in that year (1425).

[Journal of the British Archaeological Association, Vol. 1, page 253]

Sources


1 William Berry, <i>Pedigrees of the Families in the County of Sussex</i>, 1 (London: Sherwood, Gilbert and Piper, 1830), 313.

2 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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