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Brian Metcalf, Sr.

Also Known As: "Brian Metcalfe", "Brian Of Beare Park", "Bryan Metcalf", "Bryan Metcalfe"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Breare Park, Yorkshire, , England
Death: Died in Norfolk, , England
Immediate Family:

Son of James Metcalf and Jane Hussey
Husband of Joanna Metcalf
Father of Rev. Leonard Metcalf; Vincent Metcalf; Godfrey Metcalf and Ambrose Metcalf
Half brother of Thomas Hussey; Francis Hussey; Alice Hussey; Elizabeth Hussey; George Hussey and 1 other

Managed by: Arthur A Arnold, IV
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About Brian Metcalf, Sr.

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  • Herbert Clarence Burleigh fonds - Family files series - Metcalfe (ii)
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  • It is said that this Danish succession can be traced in an unbroken line from Arkefrith to the present time. William Mainrod Metcalf, Esq., of York, Eng., born in 1839, claims to be the thirty ninth in regular descent from Arkefrith, as follows :
  • 1. Arkefrith.
  • 2. Arkell, Lord of Dent, etc. (Doomsday Book of Edward the Confessor).
  • 3. Gospatrick.
  • 4. Dolfin.
  • 5. William.
  • 6. Richard.
  • 7. Adam, 1252.
  • 8. Adam, 1278, called Medecalfe.
  • 9. Adam Medecalfe, of Bainbridge.
  • 10. Adam Medecalfe, of Thornton.
  • 11. Richard Metcalf, of Baynbridge.
  • 12. Thomas Metcalf, of Baynbridge.
  • 13. John Metcalf, married Alice of Ireby.
  • 14. James Metcalf, of Nappa in Wensleydale, married Gelsone of Ireby, was Captain at the battle of Agincourt, under Henry V, in 1415, and was Lord of the Manor of Nappa when Margaret, widow of Rochard Lord Scrope claimed dower in the said Manor. But in 1472:, the widow of Lord Scrope released to James Metcalf and heirs all claims. In 1439 he is described as of Nappay-under-the-Skar, in Ayegarth. In 1459 as of Wensleydale, York. This James Metcalf founded and endowed the Chantry of St. Anne
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  • at Askrigg; requiring daily Mass said and prayers offered for the good estate of the King and Queen, of himself and his sons, and their souls when from this life they pass away, and for the souls of all his benefactors, and all the faithful departed. In this Chapel of St. Anne is still (1880) to be seen a marble slab, which has evidently been defaced, the inscriptions, carvings, sculptures, and ornaments of brass torn off. This, it is said, was done by the "Roundheads" in the time of Cromwell. This James Metcalf's children were:
    • 1. Reginald, married a Thornton of Thornton.
    • 2 . Brian.
    • 3. Myles who was in Parliament from York in 1478.
    • 4. Thomas who was Chancellor of the Kingdom under Edward IV and Richard III.
    • 5. Joan who married Marmaduke, Constable of Cliff.
    • 6. Cicely who died in 1502, Prioress of Marrich Abbey, in Iraledale, Priory of St. Andrew, Marrich.
  • .... etc.
  • These Yorkshire Metcalfs were always zealous Catholics. Bryan Metcalf of Beare Park, Wensleydale, was the Bryan of Beare, champion in the story of the Felon Sow of Rokeby, according to Whittaker's History, and Sir Walter Scott's Rokeby." Beare Park, Marrich, Wensleydale, was long a residence of the Metcalfs till it was confiscated in 1543 under Henry VIII 's suppression of Monasteries.
  • .... etc.
  • But our American Metcalfs are descended from Brian, of Beare Park, the third son of James Metcalfe of Nappay, who married Johanna of Boughton. Their sons were:
    • 1. Richard.
    • 2. Leonard, married a Thursby.
    • 3. Nicholas.
    • 4. Roger.
  • Leonard's sons were:
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    • 1. Leonard.
    • 2. Vincent.
    • 3. Godfrey.
    • 4. Ambrose.
  • Leonard Metcalf of Beare Park, in 1569, joined a Rising in the North, in the interests of Mary, Queen of Scots. He was condemned and attainted and narrowly escaped the scaffold. .... etc.
  • Our emigrant ancestor, Michael Metcalf, the Dornix, or Embroidery Weaver, of Norwich, and the Metcalfs of Norwich, Tatterford and vicinity in co. Norfolk, were immediately descended from the Metcalfs of Beare Park and Nappa Hall in North Yorkshire. The Yorkshire Metcalfs, as far as known, were zealous Catholics; the Norfolk family were zealous Protestants, and Michael, at least, a staunch Puritan. When Leonard Metcalf was attainted for high treason, and lost his large estates in Yorkshire (which, it is hinted, may have been one reason for his condemnation, his lands being wanted for some new court favorite) his family left Yorkshire and settled in Norfolk. Religion was then largely a matter of politics. It is supposed that Leonard Metcalf himself, perhaps as a condition of his pardon, gave up his Catholicism, and after the loss of his property, eventually took up holy orders under the state church, and, twenty years after, was the first Leonard Metcalf, Rector of the parish of Tatterford near Norwich. But it is perhaps more probable that this first Rector Metcalf of Tatterford was a son of Leonard Metcalf, the quondam traitor.
  • The earliest records extant of the parish of Tatterford are copies in the registry of the archdeaconry of Norfolk, and commence about 1560. In 1580, et sequens, Leonard Metcalf was Rector of the Parish of Tatterford. Leonard Metcalf was succeeded by Richard Metcalf. In these records the name is spelled Metcalf, Metcalfe, Mettcalf and Mettcalfe. In 1585 is the entry of baptism of "Leonard Metcalf, filius Leonardi Metcalf et bapt. fuit 3d die Septembris." Adain "Michael Metcalf filius Leonardi Metcalf et bapt. fuit 17th die June 1587." Which confirms our records that Michael Metcalf, the Dornix Weaver, was born at Tatterford, Norfolk co., June 17, 1587. There is no clue to the name of Leonard Metcalf's wife, the mother of Michael.
  • Michael Metcalf's wife, Sarah Ellwyn, was born, our old records in this country say, "June 17, 1593, in the adjoining town of Waynham. The adjoining town is Rayn-
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  • ham, with parishes East, West and South Raynham. And there has been quite a controversy over the name. The registers of all have been searched for the record of Sarah Ellwyn' s birth and marriage. But further investigation has shown that Sarah Ellwyn was born at "Heigham," the daughter of Thomas and Elisabeth Ellwyn. Thomas Ellwyn was born in 1564 and died in 1648. Sarah Ellwyn was born in Heigham June 17, 1595 and was married to Michael Metcalf Oct. 15, 1616. Their seven oldest children were born and baptized in St. Benedict's, Norwich, Norfolk co., and the four younger children at St. Edmondsbury.
  • Michael Metcalf, son of Rev. Leonard Metcalf, Rector of Tatterford, was born at Tatterford, co. Norfolk, Eng., June 17, 1587.
  • Sarah Ellwyn, daughter of Thomas and Elisabeth Ellwyn, was born at Hingham, co. Norfolk, Eng., June 17, 1593.
  • They were married at Hingham Oct. 13, 1616. They sailed for New England April 15, 1637.
  • Their children .... etc.

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LEONARD5 METCALF (BRIAN4, JAMES3, JAMES2, JAMES1)113,114,115 was born 1520 in Beare Park, Norfolk, England116,117,118, and died August 10, 1590 in Beare Park, Norfolk, England119,120,121. He married THURSBY122,123,124 1544 in Beare Park, Norfolk, England125,126. She was born 1522 in Norfolk, Englandof, of Beare Park, Norfolk, England130,131,132.

Source: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~walkersj/Metcalf.htm

Children of LEONARD METCALF and THURSBY are:

i. VINCENT6 METCALF133,134,135, b. 1550, Beare Park, Norfolk, England.
ii. GODFREY METCALF142,143,144, b. 1552, Beare Park, Norfolk, England1.
iii. AMBROSE METCALF151,152,153, b. 1554, Beare Park, Norfolk, England.

6. iv. REVEREND LEONARD METCALF, b. 1545, England; d. September 22, 1616, Tatterford, Norfolk.

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Brian Metcalf, Sr.'s Timeline

1519
1519
Breare Park, Yorkshire, , England
1545
1545
Age 26
Wensleydate, Yorkshire, England
1551
1551
Age 32
Norfolk, , England
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