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1461 John Twynyho and his wife Agnes were married by August 20. [1]

Richard Sutton of Lecchelade co. Gloucester, husband of Thomasine daughter of Thomas Savernake of Lecchelade, to John Twynyho and Agnes his wife and to the heirs and assigns of the said John. Quitclaim with warranty of the manor of 'Hallecourte' in the town, fields and territory of Lecchelade, and of all his lands, rents, reversions and services, hays, ways, paths, stews, stanks, waters, fisheries etc. there. Witnesses: Edmund Hungerforde knight, Walter Langley, Robert Poyntz, William Twynyho, Thomas Bradway esquires, Thomas Lymeryk, John Tame, Richard Janyvere. Dated 20 August, 1 Edward IV.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 12 November.

1463 John Twynyho was a witness to a charter on May 4. [2]

1470 John Crekalade deeded land to John Twynyho and Agnes his wife. [3]

John Crekelade, esquire of Penelles by Calne co. Wilts, to John Twynyho of Cirencestre and Agnes his wife, their heirs and assigns. Gift with warranty of a toft with close adjacent thereto and four virgates of arable land in Ameney St. Mary co. Gloucester, together with a meadow in Nemede Cloysterbroke and the Brodemore in Ameney and a hide and three acres of meadow in Charleham co. Wilts called the 'Wardonshippe,' and 'Marreys' etc. all which lands the said John Crekelade had by gift and enfeoffment of Robert Walronde; now to be held by John and Agnes Twynyho in capital demesne as of fee in perpetuity. Witnesses: John Grevile, John Botiller knights, John Cassy esquire sheriff of Gloucester, William Twynyho of Shipton Solers, John Tame, Walter Mymme, John Lane, John Honyborne. Dated the Vigil of St. John Baptist, 10 Edward IV.

Letter of attorney of John Crekelade, appointing Robert Gerveys, gentleman of Daglyngworth, John Lane of Ameney Holy Cross and Thomas Pratte of Cirencestre as his attorneys etc. to convey the said lands etc. to John and Agnes Twynyho according to the form of the charter. Dated (as above).

John Crekelade, to John and Agnes Twynyho, their heirs and assigns. Demise and quitclaim with warranty of all lands etc. (as above) in Ameney St. Mary and Charleham. Dated 6 July, 10 Edward IV.

Memorandum of acknowledgment of the foregoing writings, 7 July.

1472 "John Twynyho, 'gentilman' of Cirencestre co. Gloucester, to Humphrey Forster and Sibyl his wife, or their assigns. Grant and confirmation by charter of a certain annual rent of eight marks arising out of the manor of Hempton co. Gloucester: and out of lands of Robert Poyntz in Northwyk, Radewyk, Inst and Olveston in the same county, with 20s. penalty after six weeks' default and the usual clause of distress to the said Humphrey and Sibyl. And he has put them in possession thereof by delivery of 4d. in way of seisin. Dated 4 May, 12 Edward IV. Memorandum of acknowledgment, 6 May." [4]

1472 Edward Hungerford demised land he held of John Cryklade to John Twynyho and others. [5]

Edward Hungerford esquire, to John Twynyho of Cirencestre, recorder of Bristol, Richard Forster esquire of Little Sobbury, and William Twynyho esquire of Shipton Solers, their heirs and assigns. Demise and quit claim with warranty against the abbot of St. Peter's, Gloucester, and his successors of all his lands and tenements etc. in Great Chelleworth and Colcote by Cryklade co. Wilts and South Cerney co. Gloucester, which the above John Twynyho, Richard and William held by enfeoffment of John Cryklade esquire of Pynelles by Calne co. Wilts, and which among others the aforesaid Edward held by enfeoffment of John Cryklade esquire the younger, kinsman and heir to Thomas Cryklade and Alice his wife, to wit son of Robert son of Thomas and Alice. Dated 16 November, 12 Edward IV. Memorandum of acknowledgment, 18 November.

1481/82 In January, Walter Denys, esquire, and his wife Agnes granted land to Christopher Twynyho, cleric, John Twynyho of Cirencestre, esquire, William Twynyho of Shipton Solers, esquire, John Tame of Fayreford, esquire, Edmund Langeley of Sudyngton Longeley, esquire, Thomas Delalynde of Clencheston, esquire, and others. This may have been a marriage settlement for William Dennis and Edith Twynyho, daughter of John Twynyho and his wife Joan Corbet, and granddaughter of William Twynyho and Ankaret Hawkeston. Christopher and William were Edith's uncles. Thomas Delalynde was the husband of her aunt Edith. William Lovell was the husband of her aunt Elizabeth. John Twynyho of Cirencester was her great uncle. [6]

21 Edward IV. (1481-2). 137. At Westminster in the quinzaine of St. Hillary between Cristofor Twynyho cleric, John Twynyho of Cirencestre esquire, William Twynyho of Shipton Solers esquire, John Tame of Fayreford esquire, Edmund Langeley of Sudyngton Langeley esquire, Thomas Delalynde of Clencheston esquire, John Walshe of Olveston esquire, William Lovell of Raffeston esquire, and Thomas Warner of Cirencestre esquire querents; and Walter Denys esquire and Agnes his wife deforciants; for the manor of Northcheryton and the advowson of the free chapel of Southcheryton (and lands in Glouc and Dors.). Walter and Agnes acknowledged the right of John Twynyho as by their gift and quit claimed for the heirs of Agnes, and they warranted against Richard abbot of the monastery of St. Mary Cirencestre and his successors; for this John Twynyho gave them six hundred pounds sterling.

1482 On November 3, John Twyneho and his wife Agnes and Thomas Warner and his wife Elizabeth sold property in Somerset to John Draper. The wording of the grant suggests that Agnes and Elizabeth may have been sisters and coheirs to the property. [7]

21 Edward IV (1482-1483) 40. At Westminster in the morrow of All Souls between John Draper querent; and John Twyneho and Agnes his wife and Thomas Warner and Elizabeth his wife deforciants; for twenty-one messuages, a dovecote, sixteen gardens, a carucate and fifty acres land, twenty acres meadow, twenty acres pasture and five shillings and fourpence rent in Welles, Woky, Wokyhole, Mylton, and Westbury. John Twyneho and Agnes and Thomas and Elizabeth acknowledged the right of John Draper and quit claimed for the heirs of Agnes and Elizabeth; for this John Draper gave them one hundred pounds sterling.

1483/84 "Ralph Banester, to John Twynyho of Cirencestre, John Tame of Fayreford and Thomas Warner esquire, their heirs and assigns. Inspeximus of a charter with warranty dated 11 October, 1470, whereby Thomas Rodyll late of Ambresbury assigned to John Twynyho, John Tame, Thomas Warner and John Botiler knight and Edmund Byngeley, since deceased, all those lands and tenements, rents, reversions and services in Southrope co. Gloucester and Inglesham co. Berks, formerly of John son and heir of Robert Combe. Witnesses: Edmund Hungreforde knight, Walter Denys of Syston, Richard Forster of Little Sobbury, Edmund Langeley of Sudyngton, John Walsshe of Olveston, esquires, William Stone of Lecchelade, John Pawnton of Estelacche, John Meysy of Southrope. Dated 8 February, 1 Richard III. The same, to the same etc. Release and quitclaim with warranty of the above lands in Southrope and Inglesham, formerly of John Combe which Thomas Rodyll granted by charter to John Twynyho etc. (as above). Dated (as above). Memorandum of acknowledgment of the foregoing writings, 11 February." [8]

1491 "No. 39. On the Quindene of St. Martin. 7 Hen. VII. Between Robert Willoughby de Broke, Knight, Elizabeth Colshyll, and Alianora Strangways, widow, late the wife of John Twynyho, complainants, and Hugh Erdeswyke and Cecilia Erdeswyke, widow, deforciants of the manors of Bromshulf, Amulcote, Legh, Strongshulf, Austansfeld, and Hope, and the advowsons of the churches of Bromshulf and Legh; also fifty messuages, 1,500 acres of land, 100 acres of meadow, 500 acres of pasture, and eighty acres of wood in Bromshulf, Amulcote, Legh, Strongshulf, Austansfeld, and Hope. Hugh and Cecilia remit all right to the complainants and heirs of Elizabeth, for which the complainants gave 1,000 marks of silver." [9] (The feast of St. Martin is November 11.)

Research Notes:

1488 The will of John Twynyho was proved. [10]

John Twyneho (1440-1485), of Cirencester, was recorder of Bristol and a lawyer. He was a member of Parliament for Bristol 1472-75, Gloucestershire 1478, and Bristol 1484.[11]

S. of John Twyneho of Cayford by Frome, and of Bristol, merchant; m. Eleanor widow of Thomas Stranwish (d. 1484), and da. and coh. of Sir Edmund Cheyne by Alice, heiress of Stafford of Hoke.
On Glos. comns. from 1465-1482, called of Cirencester 1473; attorney genl. to P. of Wales in Corn., 1477; steward of the honor of Gloucester in Bristol during minority of Clarence's heir, June 1478; J.P. Gloc., 6 Nov. 1479 to Dec. 1483, and 12 Feb. 1484 till death; founded a chantry in Bristol to pray for souls of Thomas Roley and Margaret his wife; 1481; on al the Glos. comns. of 1483-84; pardoned Mar. 1484 (while M.P.), being then recorder of Bristol; called of Cirencestor, steward of lordhip of Thornbury, Glos., Nov. 1484.
D. 30 Sept. 1485, when Dorothy Morton (14) was da. and heir; lands--Oxon. Will dat 29 Sept. 1485. To be bur. at St. John's, Cirencester. Mentions w. Eleanor. To nephew Richard of Newbury, a lute; to niece, Lady Margery, a nun of Shaftesbury, a lute; to John Awodde 40s.; to John Buckland 40s. a year for life; residue to da. Dorothy, who was m. to Thomas Morton, and to William Twyneho his nephew. Exix.:-- his da. Dorothy, then under age. His widow Eleanor (Strangwish) was pardoned, 1489.

1519 The ancestry, son, and grandson of Eleanor, John Tynyho's second wife, were described in an inquisition. [12]

46. Certificate by William Bowreman to the vicar general reciting:
Instructions from the vicar general to Master William Bowreman, bachelor in laws, vicar of Wyvelescombe, with regard to an inquision to be held concerning the right of patronage of the church of Chesilburgh, to which Giles Strangwysse, esquire, has presented Sir John Nycolls, priest. Dated at Wells, 21 November, 1519.
Proceedidngs at an inquisition held, on the 24th of November, in the church of Chesylburgh, by ... who say that the church fell vacant on the 27th of August by the death of Master William Burges, who had been presented by Eleanor Twynyowe, widow, daughter and heiress of Sir Humphrey Stafford, and lady of the manor of Chesilburgh, and that Giles Strangwysse presented Sir john Nycolls by hereditary right, being son and heir of Henry Strangwysse, deceased, son and heir of the said Eleanor. Issued under the seal of the official of the archdeacon of Bath, 24 November, 1519.


Footnotes:

[1] C.T. Flower, ed., Calendar of the Close Rolls, Edward IV, Vol. 1, 1461-1468 (London: HMSO, 1949), 100, [BritishHistoryOnline], [FHLBook].

[2] C.T. Flower, ed., Calendar of the Close Rolls, Edward IV, Vol. 1, 1461-1468 (London: HMSO, 1949), 181, [BritishHistoryOnline], [FHLBook].

[3] Calendar of the Close Rolls, Edward IV, Vol. 2, 1468-1476 (London: HMSO, 1953), 133, [BritishHistoryOnline].

[4] Calendar of the Close Rolls, Edward IV, Vol. 2, 1468-1476 (London: HMSO, 1953), 248, [BritishHistoryOnline].

[5] Calendar of the Close Rolls, Edward IV, Vol. 2, 1468-1476 (London: HMSO, 1953), 259, [BritishHistoryOnline].

[6] Emanuel Green, Pedes Finium, Commonly Called Feet of Fines, for the County of Somerset: Henry IV. to Richard III., Somerset Record Society, Vol. 22 (London: Harrison and Sons, 1906), 212, [HathiTrust], [GoogleBooks].

[7] Emanuel Green, Pedes Finium, Commonly Called Feet of Fines, for the County of Somerset: Henry IV. to Richard III., Somerset Record Society, Vol. 22 (London: Harrison and Sons, 1906), 154, [HathiTrust], [GoogleBooks].

[8] K. H. Ledward, Calendar of the Close Rolls, Edward IV, Edward V, Richard III: 1476-1485 (London: HMSO, 1954), 351, [BritishHistoryOnline], [GoogleBooks].

[9] The William Salt Archaeological Society, ed., Collections for a History of Staffordshire, Vol. 11 (London: Harrison and Sons, 1890), 252, [GoogleBooks], [GoogleBooks].

[10] G. Bradford, ed., "Proceedings in the Court of the Star Chamber, temp. Henry VII and Henry VIII," Somerset Record Society, Vol. 27 (1911) 41, footnote 4, [InternetArchive].

[11] Anne D. Holt and Josiah Clement Wedgwood, History of Parliament. Biographies of the Members of the Commons House, 1439–1509, Vol. 1 (London: HMSO, 1936-1938), 886, [GoogleBooks].

[12] Henry Maxwell-Lyte, The Registers of Thomas Wolsey, Bishop of Bath and Wells, 1518-1523, John Clerk, Bishop of Bath and Wells, 1523-1541, William Knight, Bishop of Bath and Wells, 1541-1547, Gilbert Bourne, Bishop of Bath and Wells, 1554-1559, Somerset Record Society, Vol. LV (Frome and London: Butler and Tanner Ltd., 1940), 10-11.


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