Thomas Fettiplace, of langford - Thomas Fettiplace

Started by Ann Farley on Saturday, February 11, 2012


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2/11/2012 at 2:30 AM

I would like this noted against Thomas.
Sir Thomas, the third son of John Fettiplace, was seated at the beautiful old Manor House of Compton Beauchamp , Berks, and like his brother Anthony, seems, to have had some connection with the Court. In 1513 he was "granted protection as he was about to serve in the Wars under Richard, Bishop of Winchester," and in 1520 he, together with the Lord Cardinal, the Privy Seal, and great nobility, was appointed one of the King's Council to make arrangements for the meeting of Francis and King Henry VIII. He was in attendance upon the King at the Field of the Cloth of Gold, when he and Lady Fettiplace were, with others, specially selected to attend upon the Queen. A little later he was appointed, together with his brother-in-law Sir Nicholas Carew, and other relatives, to attend upon the King at his meeting with Charles V at Gravelines, and soon afterwards died seized of the Manors of Stanford-in-the-Vale, Shrivenham, Lamcote, Burton, Ockwells and Bray in Berkshire, and other wealth. He appears to have been twice married, first to a sister of Sir Nicholas Carew, Master of the Horse, who, like Sir Adrian Fortesque, the brother-in-law of Anthony Fettiplace, lost his head on the block at the command of the Sovereign in whose favour he and Sir Adrian had stood so high, and in whose Councils and entertainments they had so often shared; and secondly to Elizabeth, daughter of Sir William, Norreys (by his wife Jane, daughter of John do Vere, Earl of Oxford), leaving an only daughter and heiress married to Sir Francis Englefield. Sir Thomas was buried in "ye Abbaye Churche of Abingdon," and by his will he bequeathed a small sum of money to "ye Church of Lyttle Shifford to be bestowed ther after ye discretion of my nephew John FettypIace the elder on ye mending of my Grandmother's tombe or otherwise''

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