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John de Brancestre

Also Known As: "John de Brancestre", "The Goldsmith"
Birthplace: Middlesex St, City of London, Greater London, UK
Death: 1360 (36-45)
Immediate Family:

Son of Alan de Brancestre and Imania de Brancestre
Father of Sir John de Brancestre; Richard de Brancestre and Margaret de Brancestre

Managed by: Irene Nolen Clark
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About John de Brancestre

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 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]

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's Timeline

Middlesex St, City of London, Greater London, UK
Oxfordshire, England (United Kingdom)
Age 41