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  • ID: I36896
  • Name: Walter HOLT , of Greethurst & Duddeston 1
  • Sex: M
  • ALIA: Walter /Holte/, of Greethurst & Duddeston
  • Birth: ABT 1322 in Greethurst Manor, Yardley, Solihull, Worcestershire, England
  • Death: 1379 in Duddeston Manor, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England 1
  • Note:
    Concerning Greethurst Manor in Yardley, Worcestershire:

    GREETHURST belonged from the 14th to the 16th century to the family of Holte, and was held of the manor of Yardley. Walter Holte died in 1379, leaving it to his wife Margaret for life with remainder in tail-male to his sons John and Simon. John left a son Adelmare Holte, who died without issue and was succeeded by his uncle Simon Holte, from whom the estate passed to his son John and grandson and great-grandson, both called William.

    From: 'Parishes: Yardley', A History of the County of Worcester: volume 3 (1913), pp. 238-245. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=43116&strquery=yardley Date accessed: 05 March 2012.

    NOTE: Greethurst was a relatively small manor, held in liege to the main Manor of Yardley (held by the Beauchamps in the past). Yardley was originally in the County of Worcestershire, but in 1912 was incorporated into Birmingham (until 1974 part of the County of Warwickshire, but then placed in its own county).

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    Concerning Aston Manor in Birmingham, Warwickshire:

    The manor was settled in 1286 on Thomas [de Maidenhacche] and his wife Isabel, who survived him and died in 1318. Their heirs were their four daughters, Joan wife of John Daundely, Sybil, Isabel, and Margaret. Sybil married Adam de Grymesarwe and in 1320 they settled the whole manor on themselves and her heirs, with William de Tendryng and Margaret his wife (presumably Sybil's sister) registering a claim. On the death of Sybil's son John without issue c. 1360 the manor is said to have passed to Maud de Grymesarwe, daughter of John brother of Adam, and to have been conveyed by her in 1366 to John atte Holte (Holt) of Birmingham. On his death it passed to his uncle Walter Holte, who in 1377 settled it on himself and his wife Margery, daughter of Sir William Bagot, and his heirs. Margery survived him and enfeoffed John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster, Sir William Bagot, and others. Her elder son John subsequently granted the fee of the manor to Sir William Bagot, but when the latter fell into disgrace for supporting Richard II, John's younger brother William Holte obtained from Henry IV a grant of the manor for life. John's son Aymer in 1431 sued William for the manor of Aston, but in 1436 made over his rights therein to him. William also defeated a claim by Sir William Bagot, and in 1441 his nephew and heir John (son of Simon) Holte received a grant of the manor, advowson and liberties. It then descended through five generations to Sir Thomas Holte, who inclosed the park and built the greathouse, and who was created a baronet in 1611.

    From: 'Manors', A History of the County of Warwick: Volume 7: The City of Birmingham (1964), pp. 58-72. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=22962&strquery=Simon Holte Date accessed: 05 March 2012.

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    Concerning Duddeston Manor in Birmingham, Warwickshire:

    The manor of DUDDESTON, in Aston parish, is found linked with that of Aston in 1204; and in 1286 Thomas de Maidenhacche had a grant of free warren in both Duddeston and Aston. Walter Holte in 1400 held with the manor of Aston 4 messuages and 4 carucates of land in Duddeston and Bordesley, which estate was confirmed to his grandson John in 1441 and is usually called the manor of Duddeston from early in the 16th century onwards. Duddeston continued to descend with Aston (see above) and was the seat of the Holtes until they moved in 1631 to Aston Hall. The manor-house, known as Duddeston Hall, stood on the left bank of the Rea a little south-west of the site of Vauxhall and Duddeston station. It was occupied c. 1725 by Lady Holte, presumably a dowager. It is shown on a map of 1770,

    From: 'Manors', A History of the County of Warwick: Volume 7: The City of Birmingham (1964), pp. 58-72. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=22962&strquery=Simon Holte Date accessed: 05 March 2012.

    NOTE: I assume that the descent of Duddeston was similar to that of Aston (with the possible exception of the involvement of William Holte & Sir William Bagot). Thus Walter, d. 1379, would have held Duddeston by 1377. Walter had sons John, William, and Simon, and it was Simon's son John who inherited when William Holte d. by 1441. I think that the 1400 date for Walter Holte holding the manor is an error (Walter d. 1379). It could be Walter, son of John & Eleanor Durvassal, who was of age by 1402/3, but the date would have had to be a little later, and why wouldn't John's eldest son & heir Aymer have held Duddeston (Aymer was alive until 1436).




    Father: Simon HOLT , of Greethurst & Nechells b: ABT 1300 in Greethurst Manor, Yardley, Solihull, Worcestershire, England
    Mother: Albreda de BERMINGHAM b: ABT 1301 in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England

    Marriage 1 Margaret (Margery) BAGOT b: ABT 1327 in Bagot's Bromley, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire, England
      Children
      1. Has Children John HOLT , of Yardley & Duddeston b: ABT 1345 in Greethurst Manor, Yardley, Solihull, Worcestershire, England

      Sources:
      1. Title: Victoria County History of Worcester: (1913), URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/
        Page: vol 3, p. 238-45
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