John de Brancestre, the Goldsmith

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John de Brancestre, the Goldsmith

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Birthplace: Middlesex St, City of London, Greater London, UK
Death: Died
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Son of Alan de Brancestre and Imania de Brancestre
Husband of NN
Father of Richard de Brancestre; Margaret de Brancestre and Sir John de Brancestor, Knight

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About John de Brancestre, the Goldsmith

[]Sir John DE BRANCESTRE, Knt., Squire Of Colthorp [3441]

Born: Abt 1335, London, Middlesex, England Marriage: Margaret MILLE [3442] Died: 1391, Colthrop, Berkshire, England about age 56

bullet   Another name for John was BANASTRE, BRANCESTOR, DE BRANCASTRE, DE BRANCASTER, DE BRANCESTE.

bullet Sources, Comments and Notes

[The genealogical tree of DANVERS/BRANCESTRE families is not clearly established. See <The Gentleman's Magazine, Volume 148> Par John Nichols, for more discusson] http://knight-france.com/geneal/names/3441.htm

Source <Memorials of the Danvers family (of Dauntsey and Culworth)> Par F.N. Macnamara: "... Therefore, it is very probable that John de Brancestre of Colthorpe was a goldsmith of the City branch of the family. When first he appears at Banbury he is designated * armiger/ while in later documents his title is 'chevalier,' one applied to knights who belonged to a certain order of knighthood. His wife's name, as we have seen, was Margaret, and, as we learn from a document catalogued amongst the ancient deeds in the Record Office, he had a son John, who pre-deceased him, and a brother Richard. ...

... To return to John Brancestre, he seems to have acquired Colthorpe early in the reign of Richard II., for his name is present in the very full Lay Subsidy Roll* of 51 Edward III., while it heads the roll of second or fourth Richard II. But that he had land in Banbury as early as the year 131)5 we know from a deed preserved at the Record Office (' Ancient Deeds/ vol. ii., B. 3,512, of March 20, 3D Edward III.), a grant by John Brauncestre, of Bannebury, to Katherine, his sister, of 12d. yearly rent from a tenement in the town. His wife's Christian name was Margaret, and we have some evidence that she was Margaret, the daughter of Henry Mile, and widow of William de Welham.. ...

... This was the John Brancester whose daughter and heiress Richard Danvers married, and regarding whom Beesley writes : 'For some generations Colthorpe was the residence of the family of Danvers. Richard Danvers, styled of Colthorpe, married the heiress of John Brancester, of Colthorpe, and is said to have been descended from Roland D'Anvers, of the time of William the Conqueror; he had a son, John Danvers, styled of Banbury and Colthorpe, who lived in the reigns of Henry the Fourth, Fifth and Sixth.' ..."

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John de Brancestre, the Goldsmith's Timeline

1319
1319
City of London, Greater London, UK
1348
1348
Age 29
Oxfordshire, England
1360
1360
Age 41
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