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  • ID: I27604
  • Name: Henry BROMFLETE , 1st Lord Vessy, Sir 1 2 3 4
  • Sex: M
  • Name: Henry BROUNFLETE , Baron Vescy of Londesborough 5 3
  • Birth: ABT 1390 in Londesborough, Yorkshire East Riding, England
  • Death: 16 JAN 1468/69 in (dspm) 5 3 2 4
  • Burial: White Friars, London, Middlesex, England
  • Note:
    BARONY OF VESSY or VESCY (1) 1449 to 1469

    HENRY BROMFLETE, or BROUNFLETE, of Londesborough, Malton, Brompton, &c., co. York, and Wymington, Beds, only surviving son and heir of Sir Thomas BROMFLETE, of the same, by Margaret, only daughter and heir of Sir Edward ST. JOHN (g) and Anastasia, 1st daughter and coheir of William (de Aton), Lord Aton, which William was son and heir of Gilbert de Aton, who, as heir general to William de Vescy (I Lord Vescy], established his claim in 1316 and 1317 to the Lincolnshire and Yorkshire estates of William de Vescy of Kildare [II Lord Vescy]. Henry was an Esquire of the King's Chamber in 1412, when he was granted 2 life annuities of 10 each, 27 January, and one of 20 marks, 18 September, which grants were confirmed by Henry V and Henry VI. He accompanied Henry V to France, July 1417, and served there in the King's retinue till after June 1421, being knighted before 25 January 1418/9. During the reign of Henry VI he took part in local administration, chiefly in Yorkshire, where he was a Commissioner of the peace, de walliis et fossatis, &c.; and he was appointed a Commissioner to treat with the Scottish Commissioners, 24 January 1429/30. On his father's death, 31 December 1430, he inherited his mother's purparty of the Aton family estates, which included those of Vescy, of which he was to have selsin, 14 February 1430/1, the King having taken his fealty. He was Joint Ambassador to France, February 1431/2; Sheriff of Yorkshire and Constable of York Castle, November 1432-November 1433; one of the Ambassadors to the General Council of the Pope at Basle, in 1434, to which he had volunteered to go for 6 months or more in February; Commissioner to treat for peace with France and to be a member of the Council there, 10 April 1437; attended meetings of the Council (in England), 21 October and 9 November 1437, and 24 February 1438/9, but was not sworn thereof; Constable of England for this term, 11 November 1438. He was summoned to Parliament on 24 January 1448/9, by writ directed Henrico Bromflete militi baroni de Vessy, which writ contained the remarkable (indeed unique) clause that the Barony of Vessy should be hereditary to the heirs male of his body, whereby he became LORD VESSY. He continued to be summoned as domino de Vessy or de Vescy, or domino Vessy or Vescy, till 28 February 1466/7, but had obtained, 13 May 1456, dispensation. from attendance in Parliament in consideration of his services to Henry IV, Henry V, and the King in France, Normandy and England without reward, as also of his age and infirmities, but retaining all privileges should he come voluntarily of his own free will. In the Civil War he supported Henry VI and was among the Lancastrian leaders, who, under Lords Scales and Hungerford, were besieged in the Tower of London, July 1460, after the arrival of the Earls of Salisbury and Warwick from Calais. However he appears to have made his peace with Edward IV, who granted him, 15 February 1461/2, exemption for life from attendance in Parliament.

    He married, 1stly, between Michaelmas 1415 and 27 April 1416 (pardon for marrying without licence, 14 August following), Joan, DUCHESS OF YORK, widow of Henry (LE SCROPE), 3rd LORD SCROPE (of Masham) (beheaded 5 August 1415), before that of William (DE WILLOUGHBY), 5th LORD WILLOUGHBY (died 4 December 1409), and before that of Edmund, "of Langley," DUKE OF YORK (5th son of Edward III; died 1 August 1402), sister and coheir of Edmund (DE HOLAND), 4th EARL OF KENT (died 15 September 1408), 2nd daughter of Thomas, 2nd EARL OF KENT, by Alice, daughter of Richard (FITZALAN), EARL OF ARUNDEL. She, who was said to be aged 36 in 1416, died s.p. 12 April 1434. He married, 2ndly, Eleanor, widow of Sir Thomas TUNSTALL, of Thurland, co. Lancaster, and before that of Philip (DARCY), 6th LORD DARCY (died s.p.m. a minor, 2 August 1418,] daughter of Henry (FITZHUGH) LORD FITZHUGH, by Elizabeth, daughter and heir of Sir Robert GREY. She died 30 September 1457 at Newington, Middlesex. He died s.p.m. 16 January 1468/9, at a great age, and was buried, as his will directs, in the Whitefriars, London, when the Barony became extinct.
    {Complete Peerage XII[2]:285-8, transcribed by David Utzinger]

    (g) He [Edward St. John] d. 7 Mar 1388/9, when his heir was his dau. Margaret, aged 17 and more, the wife of Thomas de Brounflete, who had issue by her.




    Father: Thomas BROMFLETE , of Wymington, Sir b: ABT 1365 in Wymington, Wellingborough, Bedfordshire, England
    Mother: Margaret ST. JOHN , Heir of Weighton,Brompton,etc b: ABT 1372 in Londesborough, Yorkshire East Riding, England

    Marriage 1 Joan de HOLAND , Duchess of York b: ABT 1380 in Upholland, Wigan, Lancashire, England
    • Married: BEF 27 APR 1416 in 4th husband 1st wife 1 2

    Marriage 2 Eleanor FITZHUGH b: ABT 1398 in Ravensworth, Richmond, Yorkshire North Riding, England
    • Married: AFT 1435 in 3rd husband 2nd wife 6 7
    Children
    1. Has Children Margaret BROMFLETE b: ABT 1436 in Londesborough, Yorkshire East Riding, England

    Sources:
    1. Title: Burke's Peerage & Baronetage, 106th Edition, Charles Mosley Editor-in-Chief, 1999
      Page: 2904
    2. Title: Complete Peerage of England Scotland Ireland Great Britain and the United Kingdom, by G. E Cokayne, Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2000
      Page: XII/2:899
    3. Title: Newsgroup: soc.genealogy.medieval, at groups - google.com
      Page: Douglas Richardson, 25 Dec 2001
    4. Title: Complete Peerage of England Scotland Ireland Great Britain and the United Kingdom, by G. E Cokayne, Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2000
      Page: XII/2:285-88
    5. Title: Complete Peerage of England Scotland Ireland Great Britain and the United Kingdom, by G. E Cokayne, Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2000
      Page: IV:65-6
    6. Title: Complete Peerage of England Scotland Ireland Great Britain and the United Kingdom, by G. E Cokayne, Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2000
      Page: IV:65-6
      Text: date implied by death of 2nd husb.
    7. Title: Newsgroup: soc.genealogy.medieval, at groups - google.com
      Page: Douglas Richardson, 25 Dec 2001
      Text: date implied by death of 2nd husb.
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