Sir Thomas Arundell, MP (c.1394 - 1443)

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Nicknames: "Thomas /Arundell/", "Thomas /Arundel/"
Birthplace: Lonhadron,,Cornwall,England
Death: Died in Lonhadron,,Cornwall,England
Managed by: Kerry L. Cunningham
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About Sir Thomas Arundell, MP

Family and Education 2nd. s. of (Sir) John Arundell I* and yr. bro. of John II*. m. (I) by 1407, Margery (d. 26 Oct. 1420), da. and coh. of Sir Warin Archdeacon† of Ruan Lanihorn, Cornw., s.p.; (2) 1426, Elizabeth, da. of Sir Thomas Paulet, wid. of William Bigbury of Bigbury, Devon, 2s. 2da. Kntd. by Mar. 1419.1


Offices Held

Commr. of array, Cornw. Mar. 1419, June 1421, May 1435, Jan. 1436, Mar. 1443; inquiry Aug. 1426 (necromancy), July 1429 (trade), Devon Mar., May 1430, May, June 1431 (piracy), Cornw. Aug. 1431, Dec. 1432 (wastes at Helston), Devon Dec. 1431, June 1432, Aug. 1433, Cornw. June 1433, Feb., Apr. 1434 (piracy), Sept. 1434 (extortion), Mar., Aug. 1435 (piracy), Oct. 1435 (suicide of Edward Burnebury*), Nov. 1435, Devon May 1436, Cornw. May, Nov. 1441, Mar., Aug. 1442 (piracy); oyer and terminer Feb. 1429, July 1432, July 1440; to take musters, Fowey and Falmouth June 1430, Plymouth June 1431; assess a parliamentary grant, Cornw. Apr. 1431; of arrest Dec. 1433; to raise loans Nov. 1440; treat for payment of subsidies Feb. 1441.


Sheriff, Cornw. 1 May 1422-13 Nov. 1423, 12 Dec. 1426-7 Nov. 1427, 5 Nov. 1432-5 Nov. 1433, Devon 7 Nov. 1437-3 Nov. 1438.


J.p. Cornw. 20 July-Sept. 1433, Jan. 1436- d. 2


Biography Arundell, whose father and elder brother both sat in Parliament for Cornwall, succeeded to a tradition of service only to be expected in a family of such prominence. Arundell’s own activities were hardly to be compared with those of his father, and were confined to the south-west, but here he did notable work, particularly in commissions of inquiry into piracy.

Arundell was present at the Cornish elections to the Parliaments of 1414 (Nov.) and 1416 (Mar.), when he was still in his early twenties. In July 1417 he undertook to serve in Henry V’s second expedition to Normandy and was mustered in the retinue of his distant relation, Lord Mautravers. However, he could not have stayed abroad for long, since he accompanied his father to Parliament in November following. Knighted before 1419, perhaps for further services abroad, he was then sent with his brother, John Arundell II, to Parliament, the two shire knights having been returned by their father as sheriff of Cornwall. Both brothers made advantageous marriages, Thomas himself succeeding to a part of the extensive Archdeacon estates in right of his first wife, to whom he had been contracted when still a minor. Her share, by agreement with her two surviving sisters, comprised the manors of Antony, Penpoll, Landege (Kea) and Roseworthy, £12 rent from Elerkey (in Veryan) and the advowson of Lanihorne, all in Cornwall. More directly, Arundell also received property from his own family: he and his second wife held two manors of the gift of his father, and he was to die seized of six others, together with 63 messuages and 54 furlongs of land, scattered over Cornwall, which Sir John had also settled on him. The 1428 assessment for parliamentary taxation found him also holding Bigbury (Devon), his wife’s dower from a previous marriage. That Henry, duke of Warwick, sought to obtain the marriage of his heir in 1445 is some indication of his territorial standing.3

Although apparently more active than his elder brother’s, Thomas Arundell’s public life was rather uneventful, for his four annual terms of office as sheriff only reflected his family’s position. Indeed, after his third term, he was amerced five marks ‘for his insufficient return of a writ ... at the suit of the King’. However, whether or not such neglect was characteristic, his continuity of service as a j.p. seems to have been interrupted only because he was sheriff when fresh commissions were issued in 1433. When sheriff, he ex officio held the parliamentary elections of 1422, 1423, 1427 and 1433, on every occasion returning one or two members of his own family. But he was no stranger to the hustings while out of office: indeed, he attended in 1421, 1425, 1427, 1431 and 1436 as well. As might be expected, his name appears in the list of those who in 1434 were to take the general oath not to maintain breakers of the peace.4

After his father’s death in 1435, and until his nephew’s minority ended in 1443, Sir Thomas was the head of the family. The arrangements whereby he married his daughter to a local squire during this period show how important financial considerations were in matrimonial matters. In December 1438 an indenture was drawn up between Arundell and Ralph Reskymer for the marriage of the former’s daughter (Philippa) to the latter’s son. Reskymer was to settle land to the value of £10 on the couple within two weeks of the marriage, more at a later date. Arundell, who paid 100 marks for the arrangement, was to have the ‘kepyng and the governance’ of the young couple ‘tille that thei kune rewele ham by reson and discrecion’. If Philippa should die before the marriage, her place was to be taken by her sister. (This is what in fact happened, and within two years.) In the event of the bride’s death within six years of the contract, the lands settled on her by Reskymer were to revert to Arundell for the next six years. Arundell’s own heir married into the influential family of Courtenay. died on 24 June 1443.5

Ref Volumes: 1386-1421

Notes 1. J.P. Yeatman, House of Arundel , 214; CPR , 1416-22, p. 209; Devon and Cornw. N. and Q. xvii. 171; xx. 154-6, 160. 2. He was included in two commissions posthumously: CPR , 1441-6, p. 468. 3. C219/11/4, 8; Gesta Hen. V ed. Williams, 271; CFR , xiii. 86; xvii. 272-3; CCR , 1409-13, p. 159; 1413-19, p. 310; Feudal Aids , i. 220, 233-5, 452; CPR , 1441-6, p. 372; C139/112/57; Huntington Lib. San Marino, Hastings ms HAM box lxxiv. 4. C219/12/5, 6, 13/1-3, 5, 14/2, 4; CFR , xv. 224; CPR , 1429-36, p. 377. 5. CAD , iv. A7401, 10006, 10331; Yeatman, 214; C139/112/57.

Thomas (Sir), of Lanhadron, was the son of Sir John Arundell and Eleanor Lamborne, m.1st, Marjory, dau. of Sir Warine Archdeacon, who d.s.p. 1420; 2ndly (settlement 17 Dec 1426), Elizabeth, dau. of Sir Thomas Paulet, of Hinton St. John, and widow of William Bykbury, and d. 24 June, 1443, leaving by his second wife (who m.3rdly, Robert Burton, and d.1477) a son, Sir John Arundell, of Tolvern, Cornwall.

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Sir Thomas Arundell was born circa 1396 at Tolverne, Cornwall, England.2 He was the son of Sir John Arundell and Eleanor Lamborne.1 He married, firstly, Margery Archeacon, daughter of Sir Warine Archeacon, before 1420.1 He and Elizabeth Paulet obtained a marriage license on 17 December 1426.1 He died on 24 June 1443.1

    Sir Thomas Arundell lived at Lanhadron.1

Child of Sir Thomas Arundell and Elizabeth Paulet

1.Sir John Arundell+1 b. c 1428

Citations

1.[S21] L. G. Pine, The New Extinct Peerage 1884-1971: Containing Extinct, Abeyant, Dormant and Suspended Peerages With Genealogies and Arms (London, U.K.: Heraldry Today, 1972), page 8. Hereinafter cited as The New Extinct Peerage.

2.[S1072] Darryl Mawhinney, "re: Arundell Family," e-mail message to Darryl Lundy, 7 April 2004. Hereinafter cited as "re: Arundell Family."

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Thomas ARUNDELL (AFN: 921N-PW) Pedigree

Sex:  M  Family    
Event(s) 
Birth:   Abt 1394     Of, Lonhadron, Cornwall, England   
Death:   24 Jun 1443      

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Parents 
Father:  John ARUNDELL (AFN: 95L1-5H)  Family  
Mother:  Annora (Or Eleanor) LAMBOURNE (AFN: 95L1-4B)      

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Marriage(s) 
Spouse:  Mary (Or Francis) DURNFORD (AFN: 95K9-ZM)  Family  
Marriage:  Abt 1422  
 Of, Durnford, Somersetshire, England  
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Spouse:  Margery L'ARCEDEKNE (AFN: 95LD-JW)  Family  
Marriage:  1417  
 Of, Shepestall, Cornwall, England  
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Spouse:  Elizabeth PAULET(TE) (AFN: 921N-Q3)  Family  
Marriage:  17 Dec 1426  
 Of Hinton, St John, Somerset, England     

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Name: Thomas ARUNDELL

Surname: ARUNDELL

Given Name: Thomas

Sex: M

Birth: ABT 1394 in Of,Lonhadron,Cornwall,England

Death: 24 Jun 1443

Ancestral File #: 921N-PW

LDS Baptism: 22 Sep 1934 Temple: SLAKE

Endowment: 3 Apr 1935 Temple: SLAKE

_UID: 31FC5ECD7CCDD611B4AF00D009D2D1C2296C

Sealing Child: 27 Sep 1967 Temple: SLAKE 1

Change Date: 21 Sep 2002 at 01:00:00

Father: John ARUNDELL b: ABT 1372 in Of,Lanherne,Cornwall,England

Mother: Annora (Or Eleanor) LAMBOURNE b: ABT 1374 in Of,Lamborne,Cornwall,England

Marriage 1 Elizabeth PAULET(TE) b: ABT 1406 in Of,Rhode & Hinton St. George,Somerset,England

Married: 17 Dec 1426 in Of Hinton,St John,Somerset,England

Children

Ralph ARUNDELL b: ABT 1431 in Of,Tolverne,Cornwall,England

Marriage 2 Margery L'ARCEDEKNE

Married: 1417 in Of,Shepestall,Cornwall,England

Sealing Spouse: 9 Jan 1968 in SLAKE

Marriage 3 Mary (Or Francis) DURNFORD

Married: ABT 1422 in Of,Durnford,Somersetshire,England

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Title: Ancestral File (TM)

Author: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Publication: July 1996 (c), data as of 2 January 1996

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Sir Thomas Arundell, of Tolverne's Timeline

1394
1394
Lonhadron,,Cornwall,England
1417
1417
Age 23
Of, Shepestall, Cornwall, England
1426
December 17, 1426
Age 32
Hinton St. John, Somerset, England, (Present UK)
1427
1427
Age 33
Tolverine, Cornwall, England
1428
1428
Age 34
Tolverne, Cornwall, England
1431
1431
Age 37
Tolverne, Cornwall, England, (Present UK)
1443
June 24, 1443
Age 49
Lonhadron,,Cornwall,England
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