Sir Jenkin Hanmer

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Sir Jenkin Hanmer

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Flintshire, Wales, United Kingdom
Death: July 21, 1403 (33)
Battle of Shrewsbury, Shrewsbury, UK
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir David Hanmer and Angharad verch Llewelyn Ddu
Husband of Margred verch Dafydd ap Bleddyn and Efa verch Dafydd ap Gronwy
Father of Gruffudd Hanmer, o'r Owredd; Margred Hanmer; Edward Hanmer, of Fens; John Hanmer, of Llai and Haulton and Richard Hanmer, of Llysbedydd
Brother of Gruffudd Hanmer; Margaret de Hanmer and Philip Hanmer

Managed by: Stanley Welsh Duke, Jr.
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About Sir Jenkin Hanmer

See Peter Bartrum, https://cadair.aber.ac.uk/dspace/bitstream/handle/2160/4731/Hanmer%201.png?sequence=1&isAllowed=y (March 2, 2017; Anne Brannen, curator)

See Peter Bartrum, https://cadair.aber.ac.uk/dspace/bitstream/handle/2160/5202/Bleddyn%20ap%20Cynfyn%2011.png?sequence=1&isAllowed=y (January 12, 2017; Anne Brannen, curator)

'Dictionary of Welsh Biography

HANMER family of Hanmer, Bettisfield, Fens and Halton, Flintshire, and Pentre-pant, Salop. This family is of English origin, tracing its descent to Sir Thomas de Macclesfield, an officer of Edward I who settled in Maelor Saesneg (now a detached portion of Flintshire), he and his successors marrying Welsh heiresses descended from Rhys Sais or Tudur Trevor and acquiring estates in the neighbourhood, from one of which the family name was taken.

His great-grandson Sir DAVID HANMER (died c. 1388) became a justice of the king's bench in 1383 and was knighted in 1387. He married Agnes (or Angharad), daughter of Llywelyn Ddu ap Gruffydd ap Iorwerth, and the Welsh tone of the family appears in the support they gave to Owain Glyn Dwr, who married Sir David's daughter Margaret. Her brothers GRIFFITH (who married into the Tudor family of Penmynydd) and PHILIP joined in proclaiming him prince of Wales in 1400, the latter being in Paris in quest of aid for the rebellion as late as 1415. Their lands were in consequence forfeit to their brother JOHN, who also married a local heiress; but he too later joined Glyn Dwr and acted as his envoy in Paris in 1404; the tradition that he fell in the battle of Shrewsbury (1403) is now discredited. Pardoned in 1411, he divided his estates between his four sons, the eldest succeeding at Hanmer and the others at Halton, Fens, and Bettisfield respectively. The male line of Halton Hanmers ended in the early 16th cent, with the death abroad of Sir EDWARD HANMER, knighted for his services as ‘condottiere’ to the Medici, that of Bettisfield in 1623, both estates falling to the senior branch. This in turn terminated in 1746, when a family settlement concentrated the whole complex of estates in the Fens branch.

'Reference' : Dictionary of Welsh Biography

Dodd, A. H., (1959). HANMER family of Hanmer, Bettisfield, Fens and Halton, Flintshire, and Pentre-pant, Salop.. Dictionary of Welsh Biography. Retrieved 30 May 2019, from https://biography.wales/article/s-HANM-HAN

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Sir Jenkin Hanmer's Timeline

1370
1370
Flintshire, Wales, United Kingdom
1403
July 21, 1403
Age 33
Shrewsbury, UK
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Age 33
Flintshire, Wales, United Kingdom
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