Name: Margaret RUSSELL , Heiress of Dirham 1 2 3
Birth: ABT 1394 in Dyrham, Chipping Sodbury, Gloucestershire, England
Death: 1460 2
The following excerpt from the Wikipedia article on Gilbert Denys regards Margaret Russel:
Before 1408 Denys married Margaret Russell, elder daughter of his near neighbour Sir Maurice Russell of Dyrham. The marriage was socially advantageous for Denys as the Russells were wealthy and well established in Gloucestershire, yet little prospect existed at the time of the marriage of financial advancement as Maurice Russell then had an 8 year old heir, Thomas, produced by his young second wife Joan Dauntsey. Yet after Denys's death, Thomas Russell died in 1432, leaving an infant child who also died, leaving the Russell inheritance to Margaret, by then re-married to John Kemeys, and Isabel her sister. Thus Maurice Denys (1410–1466) the son and heir of Denys and Margaret Russell, and his Denys descendants, became heirs to half the Russell lands. According to the Heralds' Visitation of Glos. op.cit., Denys had by Margaret Russell the following children:
a. Maurice, eldest son and heir.
b. William Denys, second son, who according to the Devon historian Sir William Pole (d.1635) married Johanna St Aubyn (born 1411), widow of Otho Bodrugan, apparently a Cornishman, and one of the two daughters and co-heiresses of John St Aubyn, of Combe Raleigh in Devon, captain of Fangermen in Normandy. William had by her a single child, a daughter who became the wife of John Bonville, the illegitimate son of William Bonville, 1st Baron Bonville(c.1392/3-1461), of Shute, Devon, by his mistress, Elizabeth Kirkby. Risdon was well-versed in the history of the separate ancient family of Denys of Devon, which originated at Orleigh, near Bideford, and is thus unlikely to have been in error in identifying William as the "son of Sir Gilbert Dennis of Wales".
c. Richard (a priest).
d. Margaret (b. about 1413, a nun at Lacock Abbey)
Father: Maurice RUSSEL , of Kingston, Sir b: ABT 1355 in Kingston-Russell, Dorchester, Dorset, England
Mother: Isabel BRUYN , Heiress of Dirham b: ABT 1377 in Dyrham, Chipping Sodbury, Gloucestershire, England
Gilbert DENYS , of Siston, MP, Sir b: ABT 1350 in Olveston, Thornbury, Gloucestershire, England
in 1st husband 2nd wife 2 3
- Maurice DENNIS , of Olveston & Earthcott b: ABT 1410 in Olveston, Thornbury, Gloucestershire, England
John KEMYS b: ABT 1390
in 2nd husband 2
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Page: Douglas Richardson, 1 Feb 2004
- Title: The History of Parliament, www.historyofparliamentonline.org/
Page: Denys, Sir GIlbert (d. 1422)
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