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John Archdale, II

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Stafford, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom
Death: May 18, 1557 (53-54)
Downgate Ward, Stafford, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom
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Son of John Archdale, I and Patricia Archdale
Husband of Anne Dorrington
Father of John Archdale, III; Barnard Archdale; Richard Archdale; Martin Archdale and Matthew Archdale

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About John Archdale, II

(2) John Archdale c1503 - 1577 Acton, Trussell, Staffordshire. Married Anne Dorrington Notes for John Archdale: Residence, Stafford, Staffordshire. He was Church Warden of St. Marys. He held the office of Bailiff of Stafford , Staffordshire. 1540 and 1546 and Chamberlain 1541 and 1551.

Children of John Archdale & Anne Dorrington:- Martin Archdale d. 25 Dec 1597.= m. Barbara Sexton 1575 Richard Archdale d. b 1597.= m. Mary Ferne c1560 Barnard Archdale d. c1577. m.= Anne Ferne Thomas Archdale m.= 1st. Mary Clifton 31 Oct 1568, 2nd. Blith Wilfred 29 Dec 1583 Matthew Archdale d. c1599 without issue Elizabeth Archdale MEMOIRS OF THE ARCHDALES.

CHAPTER I

EARLY RECORDS.—SETTLEMENT IN IRELAND.

THE Wars of the Roses brought desolation and ruin to many Staffordshire homes. The county was infested by marauding bands from the Welsh marshes, always ready to take advantage of the lawlessness of the times, and the King’s Commission went forth again and again, for the array of all persons “of body able, and estate sufficient” to aid in the defence of that country. Nor was the shire immune from the major operations of war. In 1459, many Cheshire and Staffordshire men fell at the battle of Blore Heath, fighting under James Touchet, Lord Audley, for the cause of Queen Margaret and the House of Lancaster. During this stormy period, the names of Touchet, Colclough, Bagenal, Rolleston and Archdale—all of them afterwards associated with Irish affairs, appear amongst the families of Staffordshire. The earliest mention of the last-named family, that has been found, refers to JOHN ARCHDALE, who was living at Acton Trussell, near Stafford, in the reign of Henry V. In the year 1415, William Egynton of Madeley and Alice his wife, and John Toke of Penkhull and Felicia his wife, sued Richard Paulyn of Boterton and Agnes his wife, Richard Paulyn of Boterton, John Forde of Hanchurch, John Sondon of Acton, chaplain, John Archdale of Acton, and Thomas Hare of Acton, for damage to their property at Boterton to the value of £20.¹ In the reign of Henry VIII, the Archdale and Dorrington families, who were probably related to each other, are found taking a prominent part in the affairs of the county town.² JOHN ARCHDALE, of Stafford, was the common ancestor of the Irish, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire branches of the family. He is stated to have been “ of kin ” to Alice, Elizabeth and Rose, daughters and co-heiresses of John Cowell, of Dungworth Storrs, in the chapelry of Bradfield.³ This John Archdale is first mentioned in the Borough records at Stafford in 1533. He served twice as Bailiff of that Borough, and twice as Chamberlain. He was Churchwarden of St. Mary’s in 1538-9, also Warden of the adjoining small church of St. Bertelin, and is named in the Staffordshire Muster Roll of 1539.4 See Pica Rolls, de Banco, Trinity, 3 Hen. V. A.D. 1415. About the same time there was a family named “Ardale” in Essex, but there seems to be no conclusive evidence for connecting them with the Archdales of Staffordshire. In the Patent and Close Rolls and Feet of Fines, between 1352 and 1459, I find eight references to the name “Ardale” in Essex, three in Suffolk, and a John Ardale at Coventry in 1392. The Dorringtons were very prominent at Stafford, temp. Henry viii. both in holding public office and in Subsidy returns. The “Ancient High House” was built by a Richard Dorrington in 1555. John Dorrington subscribed the Funeral Certificate of Martin Archdale, who in his will (1597) mentions four Dorringtons. See Harleian Society, MS 326. The entry is as follows:—[Stafford town]. “John Arschedall, harnys for a man.” The list of Bailiffs of Stafford, compiled by Thomas Worswick (Salt ms 369), contains the following entries : 1539 Wm. Horne } Baylives John Mills This John Mills dyed in his Baylywicke, And then was John Archdale chosen Bayliffe for to serve out the yere. l546 John Archdale } Baylives William Horne The following extracts from the Chamberlains' and Churchwardens' Accounts of St. Mary's, Stafford (Salt ms 366) may be of interest to those who are curious about prices and values in Tudor times: [July 1539.] They Royd Wardens. A cownte mayd be Henr' Saweg & Jhon Arschdall A pon relyk sondey in ye xxv yer' of ye reyn of Kyng Henr' viij & ye have delyverd to Mr. Bayles xxd. [Easter Week, 1533-4]. They Royd Wardens. A Counte mad be Jhon Myllus & Jhon Kempe on Wensdey in ye astur weyke in ye xxvth yer of ye Kyng Henr' viiith & al thyngs A lowd ye have delyverd to Jhon Arshdayll to order makying a lauer for ye rod iijs. iiijd. [May 1534]. Sent Bartelins Wardens. A Counte mad be Rychart Dyllorne And Rychart Dorynton on Mundey next aftur ye invencion of the crosse in ye xxvj yer of kyng Hen' viij th & al thynges a lowd ye have delyverd to Thomas Boykley & Jhon Arschdayll vjs. viijd. The Chamburlens Rent. A contyd by Mr. Beyle Terre and John Archedalle and alle thynges mett and John Archedall has xijd to be stow apon the payment and so met. [May 28th 1536]. Sent Bertelims Wardens. Thaccont of Thomas Boykley & Jhon Arschdall Wardens of Sent Bertelin's churc have made yer acont ye xxviijth day of May ye xxviijth yer of Kyng Henr' viijth al thynges receud & A lowyd the seid wardens ow to ye seid church xxxixs. iiijd. o ye wych ye have delyverd to Thomas russell & Robt Dorynton barbur. [March 24th 1538-9] Churche Wardens. John Kempe & John Archedall have mad ther' Accomptes afore Ricard Homersley & Robert Dorynton Baleies of Staff. & other ther brethern xxiiij day of Marche Ano xxx Henr' viij by all thynges receved and A compted for and they have delyveryd up in to the Tresore lvjs. vjd. [June 14th 1540] Church Wardens. Richard Dorynton & James Clemens have made ther accomptes Afore Willm. Horne & John Archedale Baylles of Staff. & other ther Brethern xiiijth day of June xxij Hen. viij all thynges Receved and accompted for and they have delyveryd up in to Tresory vjs. iiijd. [Oct. 7th 1540]. Rode Wardyns. Thomas Gryme & Robert Doryngton have made ther accomptes Afore Willm. Horne & John Archedale Baylles of Staff & other ther Brethern the vijth day of occtober the xxxij yere of Kyng Henr' the viijth all thynges Recevede and payed. [May 2nd 1541]. Chamberlens. James Clemens & John Archedale have made ther accomptes afore Thomas Stace & John Sale Baylles of the Towne & Berowe of Staff. and other ther Brethern secundo die Maii Anno xxxiij Henr' octavi. All thynges receved And Accompted for & have delyverd ixd. to the newe chamberleines Willm. Peyke & John Doryngton wt a Bok of Dettes the somme vijs. vd. [Oct. llth 1544]. Rode Wardens. Johannes Archedalle & Richard Leec whiche made ther Accountes affore the foreseid beyllys & ther brethern the day & yere above wrytton sq. the yere of oure lord god a mlvcliiij & all thynges dischargett & quyett. [Jan. 30th 1550-1]. Memorandum the same day Thomas Gryme John Archedale mayd ther Acownt and most paye unto Wyllm Bromley Edward Mylles Chyrche wardyns And the most pay xxxvjs. xjd. to be payde wt In thre wekkes after Candylmas so yt the most be d to the Chamberlayns xijs. vd. of the same. From depositions taken in June 1542, it appears that John Archdale was in the King's Commission. He lived in the parish of St, Mary's, Stafford, until his death. Administration of his estate was granted on May 18th 1557¹ ; his widow, Anne, being executrix of his will, and an inventoty was to be exhibited before the following Michaelmas. He left a daughter Elizabeth, and five sons² :—Richard, Martin, Barnard, Thomas & Matthew

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John Archdale, II's Timeline

1503
1503
Stafford, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom
1529
1529
Stafford Town, England
1530
1530
Staffordshire, Stafford, England
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1539
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1539
1557
May 18, 1557
Age 54
Stafford, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom