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John de Pympe, II

Also Known As: "John de Pympe", "John Depympe", "John Pympe"
Birthplace: Nettlestead, Kent, England
Death: Died in Pympes, Nettlestead, Kent, England
Immediate Family:

Son of John de Pympe, I and Delsey De Pympe
Husband of Florence Brockman; Elizabeth de Pympe; Philippa Tyrrell; Isabella de Pympe; Elizabeth de Pympe and 1 other
Father of John De Pympe; Reginald de Pympe; Anne de Pympe and Winifred De Pympe
Brother of Reginald De Pympe
Half brother of William Pympe

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About John de Pympe, II

  • John Pympe, Esq.1,2,3,4
  • M, #80931, b. circa 1420, d. 8 November 1454
  • Father John Pympe5 b. c 1392, d. 1421
  • Mother (Miss) Delsey5 b. c 1395
  • John Pympe, Esq. was born circa 1420 at of Nettlestead, Kent, England.1 He married Philippe Thornbury, daughter of John Thornbury and Anne (Agnes), circa 1446.2,3,4 John Pympe, Esq. died on 8 November 1454.5
  • Family Philippe Thornbury b. c 1429, d. c 1485
  • Child
    • Reginald (Reynold) Pympe, Esq.+1,2,3,4 b. c 1449, d. 21 Mar 1531
  • Citations
  • [S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 335.
  • [S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. III, p. 302.
  • [S6] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry: 2nd Edition, Vol. III, p. 182-183.
  • [S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. IV, p. 310.
  • [S40] RootsWeb's WorldConnect Project.
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  • John Pimpe1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8
  • M, #39601, b. circa 1430
  • Father William Pimpe b. c 1405
  • Mother Elizabeth Whethill b. c 1410
  • John Pimpe was born circa 1430 at of Pympe's Court, Kent, England.1 He married Isabella Pashley, daughter of Sir John Pashley and Elizabeth Wydville, circa 1449 at Nettlested, Kent, England. John Pimpe married Philippa St. Leger, daughter of Ralph St. Leger, Esq., Sheriff of Kent and Anne Tyrrell, circa 1480.
  • Family 1 Isabella Pashley b. c 1427
  • Child
    • Anne Pimpe+1,9,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 b. c 1454
  • Family 2 Philippa St. Leger b. c 1448
  • Citations
  • [S11575] The Lineage and Ancestry of H.R.H. Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, by Gerald Paget, Vol. I, p. 98.
  • [S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. I, p. 341.
  • [S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. II, p. 237-238.
  • [S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. IV, p. 322.
  • [S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. I, p. 581-582.
  • [S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. III, p. 54-55.
  • [S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. III, p. 170.
  • [S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. V, p. 349.
  • [S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 161.
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  • Phillippa St. LEGER
  • Born: ABT 1433, Nettlestead, Kent, England
  • Father: John St. LEGER of Ulcombe (Sir)
  • Mother: Margery DONNET
  • Married 1: John De PYMPE (b. 1429) (son of John De Pympe) ABT 1458, Nettlestead, Kent, England
  • Children:
    • 1. Anne De PYMPE (b. 1459) (m. Sir Richard Guildford)
    • 2. Winifred De PYMPE (m. John Rainsford of Bradfield)
    • 3. Reginald De PYMPE (m. Elizabeth Pashley)
    • Married 2: John GUILDFORD (Sir Knight)
  • From: St. LEGER1


  • Richard GUILDFORD (Sir Knight)
  • Born: ABT 1455
  • Died: 28 Sep 1506, Jerusalem, Palestine
  • Notes: Knight of the Garter. A trusty councillor of Henry VII; died on a Pilgrimage to the Holy Land.
  • Father: John GUILDFORD (Sir Knight)
  • Mother: Alice WALLER
  • Married 1: Anne De PYMPE (b. ABT 1459) (dau. of John De Pympe and Phillippa St. Leger)
  • Children:
    • 1. Edward GUILDFORD (Sir)
    • 2. Fredeswith GUILDFORD
    • 3. Phillippa GUILDFORD
    • 4. Maria GUILDFORD
    • 5. Elizabeth GUILDFORD
    • 6. George GUILDFORD
  • Married 2: Jane VAUX 1489
  • Children:
    • 7. Henry GUILDFORD (Sir Knight)
  • From: GUILDFORD (Sir Knight)1



  • Sir John RAINSFORD of Bradfield
  • Born: BEF 1482
  • Died: 1559, Bradfield, Essex, England
  • Father: John RAINSFORD (Sir)
  • Mother: Anne STARKEY
  • Married 1: Elizabeth KNYVETT BEF 1503
  • Married 2: Alice ? AFT Feb 1508
  • Married 3: Winifred De PYMPE (dau. of John De Pympe and Phillippa St. Leger)
  • .... etc.
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  • Sir John Raynsford (by 1482-1559) was an English politician.
  • John Raynsford was the only son of Sir John Raynsford of Bradfield Hall, Essex, and his first wife, Anne Starkey (d. 26 December 1488), widow of John Writtle, esquire, and daughter and coheir of Sir Humphrey Starkey of Littlehall in Wouldham, Kent, Chief Baron of the Exchequer. After the death of Anne (née Starkey), Raynsford's father married Margaret Ilam, widow of Sir John Shaa, Lord Mayor of London, and daughter of Thomas Ilam (d.1482) and Jane Verdon, by whom he had a daughter, Julian Raynsford, who married Sir William Waldegrave of Smallbridge, Suffolk.[1][2]
  • Raynsford succeeded his father in 1521. He was a captain in the army in the French wars and was knighted on 1 July 1523 for his services. He served as a Justice of the Peace for Essex from 1523 to 1530 and from 1536 until his death and was appointed High Sheriff of Essex and Hertfordshire for 1537–38.
  • He was elected Member of Parliament (MP) for Colchester in 1529.[3]
  • Raynsford married firstly Elizabeth or Isabel Knyvet, the daughter and heiress of Edward Knyvet of Suffolk, and secondly Winifred Pympe, the daughter and heiress of John Pympe of Nettlestead, Kent. He had no issue by either of his marriages.
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  • Memorials of the family of Scott, of Scot's-hall, in the county of Kent. With an appendix of illustrative documents. by Scott, James Renat
  • (No. 31 in Ped.) Anne, daughter and heiress of Reginald Pympe, of Nettlested Place in Kent, and heiress of her mother, Elizabeth, daughter and heiress of JOHN PASHLEY, of Smeeth, Kent, and of Pashleys, Ticehurst in Sussex, wife to Sir John Scott, of Scot's Hall, Kent.
    • Arms. — Barry of four, gules, and argent, a vair in chief.
  • The ancient family of Pympe, originally of Saxon origin, derived its name from the pre-Domesday manor of De Pympa, in East Farleigh and Nettlested, Kent. The family would appear to have been located at Pympe's Court, and at All Saints in the hundred of Hoo, near Rochester, from an early period after the Conquest. It was William de Pympe, one of this family, who built (circa 1370) the mansion of Nettlested Place, an interesting portion of which (supposed to be the Banqueting Hall) now remains, as well as a portion of the
  • original gate-house, or entry into the inner court or quadrangle, and likewise a most interesting manorial barn, the ancient timbering of which is still in good preservation.(b)
  • Before parting with the subject of Nettlested manor and mansion, it may be well to mention that Sir John Scott built (in accordance with the wish expressed in the will of his ancestor, John Pympe) the porch to the church of Nettlested as it now exists ; and in which church (the presentation to the living of which was in the owner of the mansion and manor) formerly was buried Margaretta de Cobham (1337), wife to Sir William de Pympe, as appeared by an inscription on a brass formerly on the chancel floor, but now lost or removed. A tomb also formerly existed on the north side of the chancel, and is supposed to have contained the ashes of the founder of the church, who probably was John Pympe, who in his will, dated 1495, directs his body to be buried in the "Qeire" of the church at Nettlested, etc. .... etc.
  • .... And I will the saide tombe bere the Epitapheyne graven in laten (brass) here lyeth buried John Pympe, Sonne of John Pympe, Sonne of John, Sonne of Reignolde, Sonne of Sr William Pympe, Knyght, that hadde to Wiffe Elizabeth, the doughter of Richard Whethill, Leuetennte of the Castell of Genys (Guines, near Calais), oon whose soules Jhu have mercy. .... etc.
  • SIR PHILLIP DE PYMPE, of Pympe's Court, East Farleigh. Furnished a guard for the defence of the sea coast, 11 Edw. III. 1338 to 1346. = Alice . . . . , 1st wife ; ch: Sir Thomas, Sir William (m. Margaretta de Cobham & Elizabeth Whethill) de Pympe. ; = Joan . . . . , 2nd wife. She re-married John de Coloigne.
    • Sir Thomas, paid aid for Nettlested, Hylth, and Pympe, 20 Edw. III., 1347.
    • Sir William de Pympe, Sheriff of kent 37, 45, and 49 Edward III.; died 1376. Resided at Nettlstead, and kept his Shrievalty there. = 1stly, Margaretta de Cobham, of the family of the Barons Cobham in Kent; died 1337, and buried at Nettlested.. "Hic jacet Domina Margareta de Cogham, Quondam uxor Will Pympe, militis, qui obiit 4 Sept., 1337." ; ch: William, Richard, Joan de Pympe. ; = 2ndly, Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Richard Whethill, Lieutenant of Castle of Guines, near Calais. ; ch: Reginald (d.1438) de Pympe.
      • Reginald de Pympe, served office of Sheriff of Kent, 1372, and for his father the year of his death, 1376, and again in 1409. Died 1438. ch: John (d.1422) de Pympe.
        • John, died 1422. = ch: John (m. Philippa ) Pympe.
          • John. Will dated 1479. = Philippa. ; ch: Reginald, John (m. Elizabeth Cheney), Anne (m. Sir Richard Guldeforde) Pympe
            • Reginald Pympe, of Nettlested, attainted 1483 for assisting Duke of Buckingham against Richard III.; attainder reversed 1 Hy. VII.
            • John, attainted in 1483, with his brother; attainder revered 1485. Buried in chancel of Nettlested Church. = Elizabeth, da. of Sir Rich. Cheney, of Shurland, Kent.
            • Anne. (See John Pympe's Will, p. 169.) = Sir Richard Guldeford, knt. attainted 1st Richard III.; reversed 1st Henry VII., on his return from exile. Privy Councillor to Henry VII.; Master of the Ordnance; K.G. and Knight Banneret; Comptroller of the King's Household (Henry VII.) Died at Jerusalem on a Pilgrimage. ; ch: Sir Edward (m. Eleanor West), George (m. Elizabeth Mortimer), Jane (m. John Dudley), Sir Richard (d. no issue) Guldeforde.
  • ( 10 ) 49 Edward III., 1376.
  • A Declaration, dated Thursday before the Nativity of our Lady, 49 Edward III., testifying that Wm de Pympe, Chivaler, has enfeoffed Thomas de Cobham, Chivaler, Reginald de Cobham, Clerk, Robert de Bourne, Clerk, William Topclyve, James de Peckham, Henry Pertrich, Parson of the Church of St. Mary in Hoo, John Godiwot and John Okebourne, with all his possessions in the Counties of Kent and Sussex, and also with the advowson of the Church of Nettlestede and the Reversion of the Manor of Poldre, near Sandwich, which Dame Medeyte de Uvedale holds for term of her life, the Indenture of feoffment to take effect only in the event of his death.
  • Upon his death the feoffees are to grant the Manors of Nettlested, Hylthe, Pympe, and a tenement in the vill of Ealdyng, called Olyveres, and a pasture called Vyryngspiche, and 100s of rent issuing out of a Manor of Sussex to Reginald, his son, and his heirs ; with reversion, in default of heirs, to William, brother of the said Reginald, and his heirs ; with reversion, in default of heirs, to Richard, brother of the said William, and his heirs ; with reversion, in default of heirs, to John de Frenyngham and his heirs. — Various covenants as to payment of Rents, &c. — If John de Frenyngham die without heirs, the above premises are to be sold, and the proceeds distributed in alms for the souls of Wm de Pympe and Margaret, his wife, Philip, his father, Alice, his mother, Thomas de Pympe, his brother, Thomas Malmayns, Richard de Pympe and Rose, his wife, Joane, heretofore wife of Philip de Pympe, Joane, daughter of the said William de Pympe, and for the souls of all his friends and good Christians. The Feoffees are also to enfeof his son William and his heirs with the reversion of the Manor of Poldre, with the Manor of La Case in Brenchesle, and with a tenement called La Mote ; with reversion, in default of heirs, to Reginald, brother of the said William, and his heirs ; with reversion, in default of heirs, to Richard, brother of the said Reginald, and his heirs ; with reversion, in default of heirs, to William atte Halle and his heirs. If William atte Halle die without heirs, the Manor is to revert to the right heirs of William de Pympe, and the tenement De la Mote to Robert at Halle and his heirs, with reversion, in default of heirs, to the right heirs of Wm de Pympe, and the reversion of the said Manor of Poldre shall be sold, and the proceeds thereof distributed in alms, as before recited. A Payment of £14 per annum for 80 years is reserved out of the premises in East Peckham, and the parcel of land called Gongespiche for the support of a Chaplain to perform divine service in the church of Nettlestede, at the expiration of which period of 80 years the premises in question are to be sold, and the proceeds thereof distributed in alms, as above recited. (See Pedigree Pympe, p. 171.)
  • .... etc.


  • Sir Richard Guildford (also spelt Guilford), KG (c. 1450 – 1506) was an English courtier who held important positions at the court of Henry VII, including the office of Master of the Ordnance.
  • Richard Guildford, born at Cranbrook, near Rolvenden, Kent, was the son of Sir John Guildford (1430–1493), Comptroller of the Household to Edward IV, by his first wife, Alice Waller.[1] He was relied on as a councillor by Reginald Bray, .... etc.
  • Guildford married firstly Anne Pympe, daughter and heiress of John Pympe of Kent,[7][8] by whom he had two sons and five daughters:
    • Sir Edward Guildford; married firstly, before 1496, Eleanor West (b. 1481; sister and co-heir of Thomas West, 9th Baron De La Warr, and daughter of Thomas West, 8th Baron De La Warr)), by whom he had a son, Richard, who predeceased him, and a daughter, Jane, who married John Dudley, 1st Duke of Northumberland. His second wife was Joan Pitlesden, daughter of Stephen Pidlesten.[9]
    • George Guildford; married his father's ward, Elizabeth Mortimer (daughter and heir of Robert Mortimer (d. 22 August 1485) of Landmere in Thorpe-le-Soken by Elizabeth Howard, daughter of John Howard, 1st Duke of Norfolk), by whom he had a son, Sir John Guildford, and two daughters.[2][3][10][11]
    • Philippa Guildford; married by settlement dated 14 April 1502, Sir John Gage (d.18 April 1556), by whom she was the mother of Alice Gage, who married Sir Anthony Browne.[12][8]
    • Mary Guildford; married firstly Christopher Kempe (1485-1512),[13] and secondly Sir William Haute (d.1539) of Bishopsbourne, Kent, by whom she was the mother of Elizabeth Haute, wife of Thomas Culpeper of Bedgebury, in Goudhurst (son and heir of Sir Alexander Culpeper (d.1541) and elder brother of Sir Thomas Culpeper),[14][15] and Jane Haute, wife of Sir Thomas Wyatt.[7][16][17][18]
    • Frideswide Guildford; married Sir Matthew Browne (d. 6 August 1557) of Betchworth Castle, Surrey, son of Sir George Browne (beheaded on Tower Hill 4 December 1483) by Elizabeth Paston (1 July 1429 – 1 February 1488), widow of Sir Robert Poynings (slain 17 February 1461 at the Second Battle of St Albans), and daughter of William Paston.[7][19]
    • Elizabeth Guildford (before 1489-1532+); married firstly Sir Thomas Well, secondly Sir Thomas Isley (1485-1518) of Sundridge, Kent, and thirdly Sir William Stafford.[7][20]
    • Eleanor Guildford; married Edward Haute, esquire.[8][7]
  • He married secondly, in the presence of Henry VII and his queen,[21] Joan Vaux (d. 1538), .... etc.
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His father died in 1421/22, brother born 1418.


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John de Pympe, II's Timeline

Nettlestead, Kent, England
Age 22
Nettlestead, Kent, England
Age 25
Pympes Court, Nettlestead, Kent, England
November 8, 1454
Age 31
Pympes, Nettlestead, Kent, England
Age 31
Kent, England
May 13, 1959
Age 31