Name: Agnes de BRANCESTRE , Heiress of Colthorpe 1 2
ALIA: Agnes /Brancaster/, Heiress of Calthorpe
Birth: ABT 1358 in Calthorpe, Banbury, Oxfordshire, England
Death: AFT 1395 in Epwell, Banbury, Oxfordshire, England 1
Burial: Cropredy Church, Banbury, Oxfordshire, England
Calthorpe, Banbury, Oxfordshire:
An estate in Calthorpe, centred on Calthorpe House, and known as CALTHORPE MANOR was held by Henry Hawten in 1614. Although there are earlier references to Calthorpe House and to lands held with it, it would be mistaken to assume that there was an established landed estate attached to the house before the 17th century. It is clear that Calthorpe House had been owned previously by the Copes of Hanwell and by the Danvers family; and it is possible that in the 14th century the house was owned by the Brancasters, whose arms are on a piece of early glass in the house. The first reference to a Brancaster in Banbury is to Richard, who was vicar in 1300; in 1318 John Brancaster of Banbury was involved in an affray; and in 1354 John Brancaster and his wife Margaret held an estate in Banbury, Calthorpe, and Wickham. John received the highest assessment for the poll tax of 1379-81 and in 1378 granted land in Banbury to the hospital of St. John. He was dead by 1392. His daughter Agnes married Richard Danvers of Epwell, and in 1394 his brother Richard, of Rothley (? Leics.), chaplain, released to Richard Danvers his rights in an estate in Banbury, Calthorpe, and Wickham formerly held by John, Margaret, and their son John. In 1441 John Danvers held 6½ yardlands in Calthorpe (although the land probably lay in Neithrop fields) and considerable property elsewhere in Banbury.
From: 'Banbury: Manors', A History of the County of Oxford: Volume 10: Banbury hundred (1972), pp. 42-49. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=63791&strquery=calthorpe danvers Date accessed: 17 April 2013.
Father: John de BRANCESTRE , of Colthorpe, Sir b: BEF 1333 in Calthorpe, Banbury, Oxfordshire, England
Mother: Margaret MILLE b: ABT 1336 in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England
Richard DANVERS , of Epwell & Prescote b: BEF 1348 in Epwell, Banbury, Oxfordshire, England
- John DANVERS , of Epwell & Colthorpe, Sir b: ABT 1380 in Epwell, Banbury, Oxfordshire, England
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