William of Bradley Danyers (c.1250 - 1306) MP

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Birthplace: Daresbury, Cheshire, England
Death: Died in High Legh, Cheshire, England
Managed by: Ernesto Álvarez Uriondo
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About William of Bradley Danyers

William Danyers (Daniers, de Anyers) was born 1270 in Daresbury, Cheshire, England. He died 1306 in High Legh, Cheshire, England. William married Agnes de Legh in 1294 in High Legh, Cheshire, England.

Agnes de Legh was born 1278 in High Legh, Cheshire, England. She married William Danyers in 1294 in High Legh, Cheshire, England.

They had the following children:

  1. Thomas DANIERS Sheriff of Cheshire was born 1295 and died 1354.
  2. William DANIERS was born 1297.
  3. Margery DANIERS was born 1299.
  4. Agnes DANIERS was born 1301.

Source

1. Ormerod, George, The History of the County Palatine and City of Chester (London: Lackington, Hughes, Mavor & Jones, 1819.), 1:472, Family History Library, 942.71 H2or.

Will of William Danyers

http://books.google.com/books?pg=PA182&dq=Agnes%20de%20Legh%20William%20Danyers&ei=-qLuTbKKMMOdgQfn6sjyAQ&ct=result&id=fd4EAAAAQAAJ&output=text

Another document of much interest is an original will of very early date, 1306, in which year it was proved, &c., as shown by the endorsement on the back. It is that of William Danyers; and Thomas de Legh, of the West Hall, was one of the executors. It is written in a very bad hand, of course in Latin, commencing—" In nomine patris et filii et spiritus sancti ego Willelmus Deyners," &c. He desires to be buried at Lymm, and leaves many curious bequests to his relations and friends, and also to many of the religious houses at Chester and Warrington. This is the earliest original will I have so far met with, and its brevity and conciseness form a great contrast to modern wills. The size of the parchment on which it is written is only nine inches by four.

The following is a full translation of this curious will:—

In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost. Amen. I William Deyners making (condens) my will the Friday next after the feast of the decollation of St. John the Baptist [i.e., Sept. 3] in the year of Our Lord 1306. First I leave my soul to God and my body to be buried (adcepelliendum) in the cemetery (cymyterio) of Saint Mary of Lymm and [my] best beast [to go] before my body and another beast at Boddeworth [Great Budworth] in the name of my principal goods (nomine principaliorum ). Item to the Prior and Convent of Norton 20 shillings. To the bridge of Wever 10 shillings. Item to the brethren of Saint Augustine of Warinton [Warrington] half a marc, item to the rector of the church of Limme, namely Peter, two shillings. Item to the chaplain of Limme sixpence. Item to the chaplain of Werbirton sixpence. Item to the chaplain of Thomas de Legh sixpence. Item to the nuns of Chester (monialibus Cestrice) half a marc. Item to Cicely my daughter ten sheep. Item to Agnes my daughter all my corn growing this year. Item to every my servant one pig. Item to every my godson (cuilibet filiolo meo) one sheep. Item to Margary my sister one cow. Item to Agnes my sister one cow. Item to Agnes my daughter one cow. Item to Magot [or Margaret] my daughter one cow. Item to Henry my son one ox and one cow. Item to the brethren of Saint Chad (Sanct Taddei (?)) sixpence. Item to the brethren of St. John at Chester sixpence. Item to the lights at St. Mary at Limme [that is lights burning on St. Mary's altar there] four shillings. Item to the lights of St. Nicholas of the same church twelve pence. To the three chaplains of Boddeworth twelve pence. Item to William the chaplain of Gropenhal sixpence. Item all my silver to Agnes my wife with all the utensils of my house (cum omnibus utencilibus (sic) domus mee). Item to Henry the smith (fabro) of Limme one robe of woollen cloth (unam robam de burrello). Item to Roger the reaper (messori) of Thelewalle one over tunic of russet with a cape (unam supertunicam de russeto cum capistro). Item to Thomas the shepherd (bercario) one tunic of russet. Item to Thomas the carter (caretlario) my cloak with sleeves with [my] boots (?) (colobium meum cum botis). Item to Thomas de Modbirley one tunic of Latton (?) (La/ton' or Laccon'). And whatever is the residue after the funeral and other necessary expenses and except five quarters of good corn (duri bladi) which is designed for the poor [I leave] in the disposition of my executors undernamed, namely Thomas de Legh and Agnes his wife and William de Flixton, whom I appoint my executors.

The will is endorsed—

This will was proved the Friday next before the feast of St. Michael the greater (majori) in the year of our Lord 1306 and administration was granted in the appointed form to the executors in the within will named, namely to Thomas de Legh and William de Flixton the elder.

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either father or grandfather of Thomas Danyers who married Margaret daughter of Robert, Lord of Cheadle and Clifton

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William DANYERS [M] (D562)

Parents (Bio): Father - Thomas or William DANYERS. Mother - Margaret UNKNOWN.

Birth: circa 1250

Marriage: Agnes DELEGH in 1270

Child: Thomas (Daniell) DANYERS circa 1285

Death: in 1306

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William Danyers's Timeline

1250
1250
Daresbury, Cheshire, England
1267
1267
Age 17
Daresbury, Cheshire, , England
1269
1269
Age 19
Daresbury, Cheshire, , England
1275
1275
Age 25
Norbury, Cheshire, England
1276
1276
Age 26
Daresbury, Cheshire, , England
1294
1294
Age 44
1294 in High Legh, Cheshire, England
1295
1295
Age 45
High Legh, Cheshire, England
1297
1297
Age 47
West Hall, High Legh, Cheshire, England
1299
1299
Age 49
West Hall, High Legh, Cheshire, England
1306
1306
Age 56
High Legh, Cheshire, England