Eleanor de la Spine, heiress of Coughton

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Eleanor Throckmorton (de la Spine)

Also Known As: "Eleanor "Alianore", "Elinor" Spine aka Spyne", "Throckmorton", "de la Spine", "Spinney", "Spine", "Spineto", "Alianor", "Elinor"
Birthplace: Coughton, Alcester, Warwickshire, England (United Kingdom)
Death: 1466 (80-90)
Throckmorton, Warwickshire, England (United Kingdom)
Place of Burial: Fladbury, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Guy de la Spine and Katherine Holt
Wife of Sir John Throckmorton, MP, of Fladbury
Mother of John Throckmorton, Esq.; Sir Thomas Throckmorton of Coughton; Mary or Jane Giffard; Madam Agnes Winslow; Margarett Rous and 3 others
Sister of Alice de la Spine; Edmund de la Spine; Thomas de la Spine and Agnes Tansley

Occupation: Heiress of Coughton
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About Eleanor de la Spine, heiress of Coughton

Not the wife of John Bellers

Eleanor de la Spine, Eleanor Spinney, Heiress of Coughton, (Alianore de la Spine) was born ABT 1385 in Coughton, Alcester, Warwickshire, England and died after 1466 in Warwickshire, England. She was the daughter and co-heiress of Sir Guy de la Spine of Coughton, Warwick by the heiress of Wyke.

Parents: Guy Spinney , of Coughton b: 1350 in Coughton, Alcester, Warwickshire, England and Katherine Holt b: 1354 in Yardley, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England


  1. John Throckmorton b: 1380 in Throckmorton, Worchstershire, England, 1410 in Coughton, Warwickshire, England.

Children of Eleanor and John Throckmorton:

  1. Thomas[3]
  2. John,[3]
  3. Elizabeth, who married Robert Russell[3] and is referred to as his eldest daughter in his will[4]
  4. Agnes,[3] who married Thomas Winslow and is referred to as his second daughter in his will[4]
  5. Margaret, who married John Rowse[3] and is referred to as his third daughter in his will[4]
  6. A daughter who married Robert Gifford (not listed in the Visitation, but her husband is named in John Throckmorton's will, where she is said to be his fourth daughter[4] She is named as Jane in Wedgwood's History of Parliament, and said to have gone on to marry Drewe Barentyne and then John Marny.[5][6]
  7. Matilda, who married Thomas Greene[3] and is referred to as his fifth daughter in his will[4]
  8. Eleanor, who married Richard Knightley[3] and is referred to as his sixth daughter on his will[4]


"Under the tower is a large altar tomb of grey marble to John Throckmorton, who died in 1445, Eleanor his wife, and Thomas his son. It was moved from its former position in the chancel at the last restoration of the church. The sides of the tomb are panelled and the moulded plinth contains a band of quatrefoils. In the slab are the brass figures of a man in armour and a lady with five shields, one of which is missing; the other four have the arms of Throckmorton impaling Azure a fesse or with three pheons thereon."



Research Notes

It is unlikely to impossible that Eleanor de la Spine, heiress of Coughton was also the wife of John Bellers. According to History of Parliament, Bellers was last known to be living in 1414 and deceased by 1421, at which time his son John was a ward of John Mowbray and Bellers' wife had remarried to Thomas Seagrave. In comparison, Eleanor is mentioned as her husband John Throckmorton's wife and chief executor in his will in 1445, and according to History of Parliament they married circa 1409. This timeline means that Eleanor could not have been married to both John Throckmorton and John Bellers, and while there is clear evidence that she was certainly married to Throckmorton, there is none currently that links her to Bellers. Eleanor's profile has been disconnected from Bellers' based on this conclusion, and a reliable source should be provided before the two are connected again in the future.

JOHN AND ELEANOR THROCKMORTON www.geni.com/media/proxy?media_id=6000000185854144891&size=large


  • https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Throckmorton-6
  • https://www.flickr.com/photos/52219527@N00/48542617407
  • https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/47265577/eleanor-throckmorton
  • “Throckmorton Family.” The William and Mary Quarterly, vol. 4, no. 2, 1895, pp. 128–29. JSTOR, https://doi.org/10.2307/1915058. Accessed 5 Jul. 2022.
  • Eleanor de la Spine in fabpedigree.com
  • http://www.historyofparliamentonline.org/volume/1386-1421/member/th...
  • The Visitation of Gloucestershire: Page 162: Throgmorton <Archive.Org>
  • Throckmorton, of England and Virginia; Wm. and Mary Qrtly., Vol. 2, No. 4, (April) 1894, pp. 241-247. Transcribed by Kathy Merrill for USGenWeb Archives Special Collections Project. <link>
  • The Magna charta barons and their American descendants with the pedigrees of the founders of the Order of Runnemede deduced from the sureties for the enforcement of the statutes of the Magna charta of King John by Browning, Charles Henry Page 199.
  • http://homepages.rpi.edu/~holmes/Hobbies/Genealogy2/ps01/ps01_435.htm
  • 1. Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists, 7th Ed. By, Frederick Lewis, additions by Walter Lee Shippard Jr. Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc., Baltimore, 1999.Page: 29a-36
  • 2. a genealogical and Historical Account of the Throckmorton Family Author: C. Wickliffe Throckmorton Publication: Old Dominion Press, Richmond, Virginia, 1930 Repository: Note: genealogylibrary.com Media: Book Page: Page 46
  • 3. Title: Newsgroup: soc.genealogy.medieval, at groups - google.com Repository: Media: Electronic Page: Dave Utzinger (UTZ), 14 Jan 2000 *4.Title: World Family Tree Vol. 29, Ed. 1 Author: Brøderbund Software, Inc. Publication: Release date: August 23, 1996 Note: Customer pedigree. Repository: Media: Other Page: Tree #4090 Text: Date of Import: May 21, 1999
  • 5.Title: Warwick Co., England Visitations, 1619 Author: Editor: Fetherston, John Publication: [database online] Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2002 Note: Original data: Edit: Fetherston, John. The Publications of the Harleian Society Volume 12: The Visitation of the County of Warwick in the Year 1619. London, England: Mitchell and Hughes, 1877. Repository: Media: Electronic
  • 6.Title: Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists, 7th Ed. Author: Weis, Frederick Lewis, additions by Walter Lee Shippard Jr. Publication: Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc., Baltimore, 1999 Repository: Media: Book Page: 29a-36 Text: Abt 1409
  • Nicolas, Nicholas Harris. Testamenta Vetusta (Nichols & Son, London, 1826) Vol. 1, Page 248: Will of Sir John Throckmorton, Knt. < GoogleBooks >
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Eleanor de la Spine, heiress of Coughton's Timeline

Coughton, Alcester, Warwickshire, England (United Kingdom)
Coughton, Warwickshire, England
Coughton Court, Coughton, Warwickshire, England
Throckmorton, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom
Coughton, Warwickshire, England (United Kingdom)
Coughton, Warwickshire, ENG
Worcestershire, England (United Kingdom)
Probably Coughton, Warwickshire, England
Coughton Court, Warwick, Warwickshire, England