Name: John de YELVERTON 1
Birth: ABT 1235 in Yelverton, Loddon, Norfolk, England
Death: BET 1280 AND 1282 1
John de Yelverton lived in the 9th of Edward I. 1282: his son and heir, Thomas, and Maud his wife, had lands in Yelverton aforesaid, and Alpington, in 1316, and William de Yelverton and Mabel his wife purchased lands there of Richard de la Rokeley in 1308.
Andrew was son and heir of Thomas aforesaid, Lord of Rackheathin 1315, by Maud his wife, and by - - - - -, daughter of Bozun of Wissenet, had Robert de Yelverton of Rackheith in Norfolk, who lived in the reign of Edward III. and was witness to a deed of lands in Sprouston and Beeston in 1359, by Cecilia his wife, daughter of Sir Thomas Bardolf, had John Yelverton, Esq. who with Margaret his wife had lands in Saxthorp, Toft-Hall manor in Shotesham, the manor of Rackey in the 15th of Richard II. and in the reign of Henry IV. by Margaret his first wife, he had Robert Yelverton, Esq. of Rackheythe. Robert, by his will dated August 4, 1420, and proved February 8, following, bequeaths his body to be buried in the cathedral church of Norwich by his father's tomb; to the church of the HolyTrinity of Rackey, and that of All-Saints he gives legacies; to Margery his wife, all his goods, lands, tenements, in Rackey Magna and Parva, Yelverton, and Saxthorp, with the advowson of the church of All-Saints aforesaid, which were his father's, for her life; remainder to Thomas his son, and if he died without issue (as it seems he did) to be sold.
This John Yelverton aforesaid married to his second wife Elizabeth, daughter and heir of Richard, son of Sir John Read of Rougham and Beccles, who resided here, and had by the said Elizabeth Sir William Yelverton, judge of the King's Bench in 1444, and, before this, understeward of the dutchy of Lancaster in Norfolk, justice of the peace and goal delivery in the Bishop of Ely's liberty of Mitford hundred, and Knight of the Bath in 1460: by Jane his first wife, daughter of Sir Oliver le Grosse, was father of John Yelverton, Esq. of the body to King Edward IV. who married Margery, daughter and heir of William Morley, Esq. who were both living in the 36th year of Henry VI.; he died July 9, 1481, and left William Yelverton their son, married to Anne, daughter of John Paston, Esq. of Paston in Norfolk,by whom he had William Yelverton, who died s. p. and Amy, marriedto John or James Elmes, Esq.
From: 'Launditch Hundred: Rougham', An Essay towards a Topographical History of the County of Norfolk: volume 10 (1809), pp. 29-38. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=78619&strquery=rougham Date accessed: 28 April 2012.
- Thomas de YELVERTON & Alpington b: BEF 1261 in Yelverton, Loddon, Norfolk, England
- Title: An Essay towards a Topographical History of the County of Norfolk, by Francis Blomefield, www.british-history.ac.uk
Page: vol X, p. 29-38