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Richard Fowler, Kt.

Birthdate: (57)
Birthplace: Sherborne Castle, Sherborne, Oxfordshire, England
Death: November 3, 1477 (53-61)
Rycote, Oxfordshire, England
Place of Burial: Westminster, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir William Fowler, Kt., of Foxley and Cecelia Fowler
Husband of Joan Fowler
Father of Richard Quartermayne Fowler; Robert Fowler; Sybil Chamberlain; Henry Fowler; Thomas Fowler and 4 others
Brother of Thomas Fowler; Cecilia Rocks; Sir Walter Fowler, Kt.; Sybil Danvers; Henry Fowler and 2 others

Occupation: Knighted by King Edward IV; Member of Parliment, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster(1471-1477), Chancellor of the Exchequer(1469-1471), Solicitor to the King(1461-1470), Under-Treasurer of England (1471-1477), Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
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About Sir Richard Fowler, Kt.

Sir Richard Fowler I

M, b. circa 1420-1430, d. 3 November 1477

Richard was born circa 1420-1430 at the Manor of Foxley, Buckinghamshire, England. He was the son of Sir William Fowler and Cecelia Englesfield.

Richard married Jane Danvers, daughter of Sir John Danvers and Joan Bruley, at Oxfordshire, England. He was a Member of Parliament for Oxford in 1467. He was Knighted by Edward IV in 1467 and was made Chancellor for the Duchy of Lancaster between 10 June 1462 and 3 November 1477.

Sir Richard was a very generous benefactor to the church of St. Peter and St. Paul, at Sutton-cum-Buckingham, and in 1470 he added the very large cross aisle, 90 ft. long, to the church. He inherited the Manor of Rycote from his parents. His manors of Rycote, Castle House, Shobendon, Water Stratford, Stokholt, Stutely, Bourton, Mourton, Foscote, and Shaller. It should be noted that he was also seized of the Manor of Stanton Berry, Newport Hundred, by special grant of Edward IV, in 1467.

In the British Museum, London, there is the Addition Charter, No.20, 321, dated June 28, 27 Henry VI (I 449), to which is attached the seal of Sir Richard Fowler, Knight, as Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster. Sir Richard evidently took his Seal from the Rycote Arms, viz: "Argent three wolves heads, erased, gules," his father having married the heiress of Rycote and brought that estate into the Fowler family. This seal proves conclusively that the commission given by Edward IV to Sir Richard, conferring upon him the Chancellorship was not an original one but the renewal of a former one issued by Henry IV. Miscellanea Genealogica et Heraldica, New Series, Vol. III, p. 345

Sources for Sir Richard FOWLER Knight:

1Craig, F. N., "Ralegh of Farnborough," NEHGR 145:1 (Jan 1991) (New England Historic, Genealogical Society.), p. 18, Los Angeles Public Library.

2Craig, F.N., "The Marbury Ancestry: Gernon and Rycote Lines," NEHGR 153:2 (Apr 1999) (New England Historic, Genealogical Society.), p. 164, Los Angeles Public Library.

3Dickinson, Wharton, Genealogy of the Fowlers in England and America (New York: T. A. Wright, 1904.), pp. 7-8, Family History Library, 929.273 F829d.

4Weis, Frederick Lewis, Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America before 1700 (7th ed., Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1992.), 14-37, 238-13, Los Angeles Public Library, Gen 974 W426 1992.

5Danvers, Gary, Memorials of the Danvers Family, Centennial Edition, 1995 (Palmerston North, New Zealand: G.D. Press, 1995.), Chart 6-7, Chart 6-8, Family History Library, 929.242 D236m 1995.

6Weis, Frederick Lewis, The Magna Charta Sureties, 1215 (5th ed., Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999.), pp. 53-12, Los Angeles Public Library, 929.273 W426 1999.

7Faris, David, Plantagenet Ancestry of Seventeenth-Century Colonists (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1999. [2nd Edition]), p. 79, Los Angeles Public Library, Gen 974 F228 1999.

8Richardson, Douglas, Plantagenet Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2004.), pp. 196, 202, Family History Library, 942 D5rd.

9Richardson, Douglas, Magna Carta Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2005.), pp. 174, 185, Family History Library, 942 D5rdm.

10Turner, William Henry, The Visitations of the County of Oxford, 1566, 1574 & 1634 (London: Harleian Society, 1871.), p. 236, Family History Library, 942 B4h v. 5.

11Roskell, John Smith, The History of Parliament: The House of Commons 1386-1421 (Stroud, Gloucestershire: Alan Sutton Pub. Ltd., 1992.), 2:142, Family History Library, 942 D3hp 1386-1421.

12Lipscomb, George, The History and Antiquities of the County of Buckingham (London: J. & W. Robins, 1847.), 2:569, Family History Library, 942.575 H2Li.

13Lipscomb, G., History & Antiquities of Bucks., 3:484.

14Seversmith, Herbert Furman, Colonial Families of Long Island, New York and Connecticut: Being the Ancestry & Kindred of Herbert Furman Seversmith (Washington: H.F. Seversmith, 1939-1958.), 5:2213, Los Angeles Public Library, 929.2 S4987.

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  • 'Richard Fowler, Chancellor of Duchy of Lancaster1,2,3
  • 'M, #15621, b. 1420, d. 3 November 1477
  • Father Sir William Fowler b. 1400, d. 2 Jul 1452
  • Mother Cecilia Englesfield
  • ' Richard Fowler, Chancellor of Duchy of Lancaster married Joan Danvers, daughter of Sir John Danvers and Joane Bruley.2 Richard Fowler, Chancellor of Duchy of Lancaster was born in 1420 at of Sherbourne, Rycott, and Windbush, Oxfordshire, England. He died on 3 November 1477.
  • 'Family Joan Danvers b. c 1422, d. 1505
  • Children
    • Sybil Fowler+4,2,3 b. c 1448, d. 1525
    • Sir Richard 'the Foolish' Fowler+ b. 1460, d. 1528
  • Citations
  • 1.[S4302] Unknown author, Plantagenet Ancestry of 17th Century Colonists, by David Faris, p. 184; Ancestry of Dorothea Poyntz, by Ronny O. Bodine, p. 27.
  • 2.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. I, p. 410.
  • 3.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. I, p. 433.
  • 4.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 196.
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Sir Richard Fowler, Kt.'s Timeline

Sherborne, Oxfordshire, England
Age 25
Age 28
Rycott, Great Haseley, Oxfordshire, England
Age 29
Rycott (Oxford) England
Age 30
Rycote, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom
Age 33
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Rycott, Oxfordshire, England
Age 38
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