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Alice North (Squire)

Also Known As: "Myrfin Brigandine"
Birthdate: (46)
Birthplace: Southby, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England
Death: August 21, 1560 (46)
Kirtling, Cambridgeshire, England
Place of Burial: Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Oliver Squire and Margaret Squire, of Barton St. David
Wife of John Brigandine, Sr.; Edward Myrfin, Sr. and Edward North, 1st Baron North
Mother of Alice Arden; Agnes Brigandine; John Brigandine, Jr.; Edward Myrfin, Jr.; Christian North, Countess of Worcester and 3 others
Sister of Margery Adams

Managed by: Geoffrey David Trowbridge
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About Alice North

Alice Squire is the daughter of Oliver Squire.1


  1. John Brigandine.2
  2. Edward Myrfin, son of Sir Thomas Myrfin.2
  3. Edward North, 1st Lord North, son of Roger North and Christian Warcup, circa 1528.2

Children of 1st husband

  1. Alice
  2. Agnes "another of her daughters"
  3. John

Children of 2nd husband

  1. Edward (b 1528)

Children of Alice Squire and Edward North, 1st Lord North

  1. Christian North+1 d. a 20 Mar 1563/64
  2. Roger North, 2nd Lord North+3 b. 27 Feb 1530/31, d. 3 Dec 1600
  3. Thomas North3
  4. Mary North3


Alice Squire was the daughter of Sir Oliver Squire (Squier/Squyer) of Southby, Hampshire (c.1480-c.1505). Her mother is sometimes given as Margaret Myrrffun. Alice married three times. Her first husband was John Brigandine (Bryganten, Brykynden, or Brockenden) of Southampton, by whom she had a daughter, Alice (x. March 14,1551) and a son, John (d.1563+). Her second husband was Edward Mirfyn of London (d.1528), by whom she had no children (sic: they had a son Edward) Thirdly, she married Edward North (1496-December 31, 1564). They had four children, Christiana (c.1529-March 20, 1563/4), Roger (February 27, 1530-December 3, 1600), Thomas (1535-June 1601), and Mary (c.1538-November 1558). It was through Alice's third husband that her daughter from her first marriage met her future husband, Thomas Arden of Faversham, Kent. On February 15, 1551, Arden was murdered and Alice was found guilty of plotting the crime. She was tried and found guilty and burnt to death in Canterbury. In spite of the notoriety, Edward North was created Baron North of Kirtling in 1554 and as Lady North, Alice was often at court during the last year of her life. She was buried on August 22, 1560.

will of Edward Myrfyn

From Fasciculus Mervinensis, notes historical, genealogical, and heraldic of the family of Mervyn (Google eBook) William Richard Drake (sir.) page viii

3 Mar. 1527. EDWARD MYRFYN, Citizen and Skinner of London. Abstract

To be buried at the charnel house in Paul's churchyard, where lye the bodies of Thomas and Alice, my father and mother, and £$ to go to repairs of the chapel.

Bequests to churches of St. Andrew-Undershaft London, and I lornchurch in parish of Havering, co. Essex. Legacies to divers servants.

To Alice Brygandyn my wife's daughter, £20 at full age or marriage, and to Agnes, another of my said wife's daughters, £6 13. 4. to her marriage, and to John Brygandyn, my wife's son, 5 marks.

To Pargi-icr and his wife and child, money and wearing apparel. To Richard Southwood, wearing apparel, bedding, &°.

To my wife Alice my manor of Burtyns, in the town of Frecknam, co. Suffolk, for life; remainder to the child she now goeth with; but if said child die before coming to full age, then the said manor to go to Alice Brygandyn, my wife's daughter.

To my brother in law, Andrew Judde, a furred gown and 5 marks, and to my sister his wife a ring of 40 To Richard Bury my jackett of black velvet. Residue to my wife and the child she now goeth with, and my wife to be Executrix. My brother in law Andrew Judde, and Richard Bury, gentleman, to be overseers. Proved in London, 11 May, 1528, by the Executrix. (Regr. 31 Poreh.)


  1. [S6] G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume XII/2, page 854. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.
  2. [S37] Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, 3 volumes (Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 2003), volume 2, page 1690. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.
  3. [S37] Charles Mosley, Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.
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Alice North's Timeline

Portsmouth, Hampshire, England
Age 2
Age 6
Age 8
Age 13
London, Middlesex, England
Age 14
February 27, 1530
Age 16
St. Thomas Thorppestyll, Middlesex, England
Age 21
Kirtling, Cambridgeshire, England
Age 24
Bolton, Lancashire, England