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  • ID: I02766
  • Name: Robert DANVERS , of Ipwell, Sir 1 2
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: ABT 1416 in Epwell, Banbury, Oxfordshire, England
  • Birth: ABT 1424 2
  • Death: 17 APR 1467 in London, Middlesex, England 2
  • Burial: Church of Holy Cross, London, England
  • Note:
    The following is a post to SGM on 1 Jan 2001, by Richard Cochran:

    In my previous message on the Dennis and Stradling families, posted earlier today, I included text from two volumes of the Transactions of the Bristol and Gloucestershire Archaeological Society, (vol. 12 (1887), p. 326-327 and vol. 23 (1900), p. 64-65).

    The first of these articles mentions correctly that Sir Walter Dennis (Denys) was married to Agnes, daughter of Sir Robert Danvers, a Judge of Common Pleas (who died in 1467).

    The second article, though, reports that Agnes was the daughter and co-heiress of Sir Richard Danvers.

    The first reference is correct. Robert Danvers was profiled in Foss's JUDGES OF ENGLAND, vol. 4, pp. 428-429

    Just. C. P. 1461.

    See under the Reign of Henry VI.

    The founder of this family in England was Roland D'Anvers, who accompanied the Conqueror on his invasion, and whose descendants, by grants and marriages, acquired considerable property in Berkshire and Oxfordshire. Robert was the eldest son of John Danvers, of Cothorp, in the latter county, by his first wife Alice, daughter of William Verney, of Byfield. He received his legal education at Lincoln's Inn, of which be became one of the governors in 1428, 6 Henry VI. In 1433 be was implicated in an erasure which had been made in an act of council, but was exonerated from all blame on that account by a special warrant under the Privy Seal.

    The record does not explain the particulars; but it seems probable that they were in some way connected with the city of London, of which he was about this time common-serjeant. He was advanced to the recorderahip in 1442, 20 Henry Vl., and was called to the degree of serjeant-at-law on Feb. 14, 1443. In the following year he was one of the king's serjeants; and in 1445 was returned to parliament as representative of the city of London.

    Raised to the bench as a judge of the Common Pleas on August 14, 1450, 28 Henry VI., he continued to sit there till the deposition of the king ; and being re-appointed on the accession of Edward IV., passed the remainder of his life in the quiet performance of his judicial functions. The last fine levied before him was in Michaelmas Term, 1467, 6 Edward IV.; soon after which he died; being described as a knight in the inquisition then taken. He and his wife Agnes were buried in the church of St. Bartholomew, in Smithfield. By her, who was daughter of Richard Quatremains, of Rycot, in Oxfordshire, or, according to Stow, of Sir Richard Delaber, he left no male heirs. His estate of Culworth, in Northamptonshire, which was purchased by his brother Richard of his three daughters, gave the title to a baronetcy, granted in 1643 to one of Richard's descendants, which became extinct in 1776.


    Burke's Extinct and Dormant Baronetcies of England, Ireland and Scotland covers the Danvers line, and mentions the names of Judge Robert's three daughters, Agnes, Alice (married ----- Burnaby) and Joan (married Henry Frowick).

    Richard Cochran, Ph.D.
    Dean of Library and Instructional Services
    Ferris State University
    Big Rapids, MI 49307

    Father: John DANVERS , of Epwell & Colthorpe, Sir b: ABT 1380 in Epwell, Banbury, Oxfordshire, England
    Mother: Alice VERNEY b: ABT 1383 in Byfield, Northamptonshire, England

    Marriage 1 Agnes de la BERE b: ABT 1416 in Prescote, Banbury, Oxfordshire, England
    • Married: ABT 1440 2
    1. Has Children Agnes DANVERS b: ABT 1445 in Epwell, Banbury, Oxfordshire, England

    1. Title: Newsgroup: soc.genealogy.medieval, at groups -
      Page: Douglas Richardson, 1 Feb 2004
    2. Title: Newsgroup: soc.genealogy.medieval, at groups -
      Page: Richard Cochran, 3 Jan 2001
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