Reginald Argall, Sir (1574 - c.1611)

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Birthplace: of Higham Hill in Parish of Walthamstowe Co, Essex
Death: Died in Walthamstowe, Essex, England
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About Reginald Argall, Sir

  • Thomas Argall (d. 1562) settled Low Hall on his wife Margaret and his son Richard (d. 1589) successively. (fn. 115) Margaret married Sir Giles Allington after Argall's death, and they were deemed joint lords in 1582. (fn. 116) Margaret Allington, by then widowed again, made her will in 1592. (fn. 117) Richard's heir, his second son Richard, (fn. 118) probably died between 1593 and 1599, and the manor descended successively to his brothers Thomas (d. 1605) and 'Sir Reginald (d. 1611). (fn. 119) While Sir Reginald's widow, Anne, Lady Argall (d. 1638), held Low Hall for life in dower, (fn. 120) his heir, a third brother' John, of Great Baddow, sold the manor (presumably the reversion) in 1623 to a fourth brother, the adventurer, Sir Samuel Argall (d. 1626), who devised it to his nephew Samuel, then a minor. (fn. 121) ......
  • The Heron family sold the manor in 1566 to (Sir) Thomas Rowe (d. 1570). (fn. 203) It descended in the Rowe family for nearly two hundred years. Thomas was succeeded by his third son William (fn. 204) who settled Higham Bensted on 'Anne Cheney for life when he married her in 1580'. (fn. 205) In 1583 he reunited Higham Bushes with the manor, buying it from Gabriel Colston, who had bought it two years before from Sir Anthony Cooke to whom Roger Capstock sold it in 1560. (fn. 206) Those transactions gave rise later to the claim that Higham Bushes was an independent freehold estate, over which copyholders and forest officers had no rights. (fn. 207)
  • William Rowe died in 1596. (fn. 208) In 1603 his son and heir, Sir John Rowe, sold the reversion of the manor to '(Sir) Reginald Argall, who had married William Rowe's widow, Anne. (fn. 209) After Argall died in1611 his heir, his brother John Argall, in 1612 sold the reversion of the manor to Sir William Rowe, brother of Sir John. (fn. 210) After Lady Argall died in1638' the manor descended in the Rowe family until1758, when William, son of William Rowe (d. 1744), sold it to Richard Newman. (fn. 211)
  • From: 'Walthamstow: Manors ', A History of the County of Essex: Volume 6 (1973), pp. 253-263. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=42778 Date accessed: 21 January 2012.
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  • At a date between 1103 and 1130 a member of the Tony family gave Walthamstow church with all its tithe to St. Peter of Châtillon by Conches (Eure, France). (fn. 1) This gift in its full form was not in fact perpetual for after the death of Ralph de Tony c. 1126, but probably not before 1141, his widow Alice gave the church with its tithes and a little land to Holy Trinity priory, Aldgate. This was done at the request of 'Orderic the priest', apparently the rector, who had become a monk of Holy Trinity. (fn. 2) When Alice's son Roger confirmed the gift c. 1147 he reserved 2/3 of the tithes from the manorial demesne, to which Châtillon was still entitled. (fn. 3) Châtillon leased its share of the tithes to Holy Trinity in 1174 for a rent of 25s. (fn. 4) and sold that share outright in 1243. (fn. 5) In 1206 Roger de Tony still held the tithes of certain ancient meadows and mills, of which the prior of Holy Trinity 'claimed nothing as yet', (fn. 6) but when a vicarage was ordained about 1219 and a vicar instituted on the presentation of Holy Trinity the great tithes were confirmed to the priory. (fn. 7) The right to the advowson was disputed later in the 13th century. In 1254 the patron was said to be the heir of Ralph de Tony (d. 1239) (fn. 8) but in 1264 the priory. (fn. 9) In 1285 the priory purchased the Tony claim for 7 marks. (fn. 10) It retained both rectory and advowson until its dissolution in 1532. (fn. 11) In 1544 the Crown granted both to Paul Withypoll (d. 1547) and his son Edmund (d. 1582) (fn. 12) and they descended in that family until 1600 when Sir Edmund Withypoll (d. 1619), Paul's great-grandson, sold them to '(Sir) Reginald Argall (d.1611). (fn. 13) After Reginald's death his widow held them in dower (fn. 14) until her own death in 1638, when the impropriate estate was dismembered'. (fn. 15)
  • 'Sir Reginald Argall's heir was his brother John of Great Baddow'. (fn. 16) In 1617 John (d. 1643) sold the reversion expectant of the advowson to Dr. Henry King, archdeacon of Colchester, later bishop of Chichester. (fn. 17) King's right to the patronage was challenged after 'Lady Argall's death by her son by a former marriage', William Rowe. (fn. 18) It was still in dispute in 1650 (fn. 19) and the Argall family appear to have contested it in the late 1650s. (fn. 20) John Millington presented in 1657, by what right is not known, (fn. 21) but King had won his case by 1660, when he presented. (fn. 22)
    • 51 E.R.O., D/DW C1; Reaney, Court rolls of Rectory Manor, 19–20; Reaney, Ch. of St. Mary, 31–8. Some of the original documents in the case, including the 1628 letter with its endorsements, which Dr. Reaney believed not to have survived (Ch. of St. Mary, 37), are in E.R.O.,D/DB L16. Dr. Grant was related to the Argalls by marriage, his sister Sarah being the wife of John Argall, heir expectant of the rectory: E.A.T. N.S. x. 309.
  • From: 'Walthamstow: Churches', A History of the County of Essex: Volume 6 (1973), pp. 285-294. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=42782&strquery=Argall Date accessed: 21 January 2012.
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  • 1614. Indenture of 19 Octr. 1614, between Dame Anne Argall of Waltham Stowe, late wife of Sir Reginald Argall, knight, deceased', and William Rowe, esqr., son and heir apparent of said Dame Anne Argall, of the first part, and Thomas Lane of the Inner Temple, London, esqr., and Richard Saunders of Thame, Oxford, gentleman, of the other part.
  • Witnesseth that whereas a marriage is by God's grace meant and intended to be shortly had and solemnised between the said William Rowe and Elizabeth Percivall, late wife of James Percivall, gentleman, deceased, now in consideration of the natural love and affection which Dame Anne Argall bears to the said William Rowe and to the end and intent that provision may be had and made for a competent maintenance in lieu of a jointure to and for the said Elizabeth Percivall if she shall fortune to outlive the said William Rowe, ....
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Reginald Argall, Sir's Timeline

1574
1574
of Higham Hill in Parish of Walthamstowe Co, Essex
1599
1599
Age 25
1611
December 2, 1611
Age 37
Will proved
December 12, 1611
Age 37
Walthamstowe, Essex, England
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Knight