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  • ID: I30568
  • Name: John de la BECHE , of Aldworth, Sir 1 2
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 1288 in Aldworth, Wantage, Berkshire, England 3
  • Death: BET 1322 AND 15 JAN 1322/23 in Yattendon, Bradfield, Berkshire, England 2
  • Note:
    Manor of Yattendon, Berkshire (which was illegally sold and later conveyed to John de la Beche):

    In spite of the fact that her [Margaret de Yattendon, widow of Hugh de Brandeston] interest was limited, she sold the manor in 1315 to Osbert Clynton and his wife, and they conveyed it the same year to John de la Beche, who is returned as its owner in 1316. John immediately obtained a charter of free warren, and in 1318 of a weekly market on Tuesdays and a yearly fair on the vigil, feast and morrow of St. Peter and St. Paul (29 June). He was holding the fee in 1322, but appears to have died soon afterwards, for he was evidently dead by 15 January the following year. He was succeeded by his son Thomas, then a minor, who died without issue in 1331, when the manor passed to his brother John, then aged sixteen. In 1335 the latter's uncle Sir Nicholas and Philip de la Beche, his father, had licence to impark the woods here, and the same year they had a charter of free warren. It seems likely that they were acting as guardians of John, who was still a minor. John died in or before 1336, when his heirs were his three sisters: Joan, the wife of Andrew de Sackville; Isabel, the wife of William Fitz Ellis; and Alice, the wife of Robert Danvers. Within the course of the next five years all three of these heirs sold their shares to their uncle Sir Nicholas de la Beche, who had in the meantime obtained the overlordship.

    He died in 1345, and the manor passed with the overlordship to his widow Margery for her life, and so to his brother Edmund the archdeacon, except a third, which seems to have been regranted by Margery to Isabel and William Fitz Ellis. At the death of Edmund in 1364-5 the remaining two thirds descended to Andrew son of Joan and Andrew de Sackville and Edmund son of Alice and Robert Danvers, subject to the life interest of Edward de la Beche, who held the manor until his death in 1381.
    In 1315-16 Margaret widow of Hugh de Brandeston sold her interest in the manor, which appears to have been only a life interest, although she had a son Henry, who was at that time a minor. Henry had a son Hugh, who left two daughters: Agnes, the wife of Philip de Aylesbury, and Rose, who married Richard de Montfort. In 1366 these claimed the manor from Andrew de Sackville, Edmund Danvers and John Duyn, who was the son of Margery the only daughter of Isabel and William Fitz Ellis, but the case was postponed until the coming of age of John Duyn.

    It seems probable that when this manor and the other estates thus inherited were divided among the three co-heirs Edmund Danvers conveyed his share to Andrew de Sackville, for there is no further reference to any interest in this manor belonging either to him or his heirs. Andrew de Sackville seems to have had two thirds and John Duyn one third. Sir Andrew sold his share in 1365-6 to Ralph de Restwold and Thomas Hancepe, apparently in trust for the latter, who sold it in 1371-2 to Sir Thomas de Coleshill. From Sir Thomas it passed to his daughter and heir Isabel the wife of Hugh Crane, who was holding part of the manor in 1381 and sold it in 1382-3 to Alice Coteron and others, when the share was stated to be two thirds. John Duyn obtained possession of his share on coming of age in 1381-2. A John Fitz Ellis, who may be the same man-in which case he had in the meantime taken his mother's name-or perhaps a cousin of his, died seised of a third of the manor in 1395-6, when his heir was his son John, then aged ten.

    In 1408-9 John conveyed his share of the manor to John atte Hyde and William Bruyly. In 1414 John Coteron was still in possession of two-thirds of the manor, for that year Rose Montfort, now a widow, and Roger son of Agnes Aylesbury again attempted to establish their right to the manor.

    What happened is uncertain, for no records have been found to trace the descent of these shares during the next fourteen years, but in 1428 we find the manor in the hands of Richard Merbroke and John Golafre, the latter of whom had probably inherited the share of the manor bought by William Bruyly in1408-9.
    From: 'Parishes: Yattendon and Speenham', A History of the County of Berkshire: Volume 4 (1924), pp. 125-130. URL: Date accessed: 09 April 2013.

    NOTE: The article on Yattendon goes on to follow the descent of the manor from Merbroke/Merbrooke to the Norreys family. See notes for Margaret de Yattendon, d. > 1315, for further information on the manor and its descent.

    Father: Philip de la BECHE , of Aldworth, Sir b: ABT 1265 in Aldworth, Wantage, Berkshire, England
    Mother: Joan de la ZOUCHE b: ABT 1273 in Ashby de la Zouche, Leicestershire, England

    Marriage 1 Isabella de ELMRIDGE b: ABT 1290 in Elmbridge, Droitwich, Worcestershire, England
      1. Has No Children Isabel de la BECHE b: ABT 1315 in Aldworth, Wantage, Berkshire, England
      2. Has Children Joan de la BECHE , Heiress of Chiddingly & Iden b: 1317 in Chiddingly, Hailsham, Sussex, England

      1. Title: Newsgroup: soc.genealogy.medieval, at groups -
        Page: Patricia Junkin, 30 Dec 2000
      2. Title: VCH - Berkshire, vol 4,
        Page: 125-130
      3. Title: Newsgroup: soc.genealogy.medieval, at groups -
        Page: Patricia Junkin, 15 Jun 2007
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