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  • Agnes Dennis (c.1445 - 1518)
    'Agnes Danvers1,2* 'F, b. circa 1445*Father Sir Robert Danvers, Chief Justice of the Common Pleas2 b. c 1424 *Mother Agnes de la Bere2 b. c 1420 * ' Agnes Danvers was born circa 1445 at of London, Midd...
  • Agnes De La Danvers (c.1410 - 1451)
    See Peter Bartrum, (October 27, 2020; Anne Brannen, curator) Please see Peter Bartrum: Herl; (Steven Ferry, November 18, 2023.) --------------------------------- 'Agnes de la Bere1 'F, b. circa...
  • Agnes Wenlock (c.1413 - c.1478)
    Date and place of marriage to Sir John Fray have also been erroneously reported to be October 1436 at Grafton, Worcestershire, England. WENLOCK, JOHN, Lord Wenlock (d. 1471), was the son of William Wyn...
  • Agnes Danvers (c.1350 - c.1395)
    Agnes de Brancestre was the daughter of Sir John de Brancestre, Knight, and Margaret Myles. She was born c.1350 in Ipswell, Oxfordshire, England and died there in 1395. Some sources place her date of b...
  • Alice Raynsford (1474 - c.1560)
    Marriage to Sir John Rainsford: (1504 — Age: 24) Oxfordshire, England* Burial: Great Tew, West Oxfordshire District, Oxfordshire, England** Updated from Ancestry Genealogy via daughter Mary Rainsford b...

About the Danvers surname

Danvers is a toponym, derived from the French town of Alvers. The name went from d'Alvereau to d'Anuers to d'Anvers. During the late 13th-early 14th century, the Anglicized Danvers came into use.

Roland d'Alvereau served with William the Conqueror. His son Ranulph d'Anuers was awarded the manors of Marlow, Dorney and Huckham by Lord Crispin of Wallingford.

From their arrival in England, the family was active in government and politics of their adopted country. They were rewarded with estates and privileged marriages. Samuel Danvers was created Baronet Danvers of Culworth on March 21, 1642.

There are two principle Danvers lines in ancient England. One branch of the family settled near Culworth in Northamptonshire and the other settled near Banbury, Oxfordshire. This second branch resided at Colthorpe Manor. The similarity in estate names has caused much confusion when tracing the families. The danvers family now resides in western London, Hounslow and Iselworth. The surname has since been joint with surname Glasson. One Danvers married a Glasson and joined the names together. Update - December 2017