On Wednesday, January 26, 2005 at 5:53:06 AM UTC, ***@aol.com wrote:
> I have a great deal on the Pulteney family and this may be of help to you.
> The will of Thomas Poultney who died on August 3, 1540, does not mention all his
> children. He was married to Anne Shirley. This is the documentation I have on
> Thomas Poultney:
> J. Nichols - Antiquities of Leicestershire- Vol. IV Part I sub Misterton page
> Thomas de Pulteney married Anne daughter of Sir Ralph Shirley; by whom he had
> two sons Francis, his successor and Thomas, from whom the later Earls of Bath
> descended. He had five daughters; Elizabeth, Agnes, Roesia, Margaret and
> Sir Thomas Pulteney died in 1540.
> He left a PCC will - PCC 10 Alenger. In the will he names his son[in-law]
> George Sherard [husband of his daughter Rose Poultney] his sister Margaret and
> his brother William Poultney. He also names his eldest son Francis Poultney and
> his daughter Elizabeth Poultney.
> George F. Farnham, Leicestershire Medieval Village Notes, Vol. III, Edgar
> Backus, 1929, Leicester, sub Misterton, pages 229-231:
> Cal. Patent rolls 1494-1509, p. 559, 29 May, 1508. Licence of entry without
> proof of age for Thomas Pulteney, kinsman and heir of Thomas Pulteney, knight,
> who held of the king in chief, on all the lands of the said Thomas.
> De Banco roll 984, Easter, 23 Henry VII, 1508, membrane 24, London: Henry
> Stafford, knight, and the marchioness of Dorset v. Thomas Pulteney, of Misterton,
> co. Leicester, esquire, William Assheby, of Lowesby, esq., William Burton, of
> Misterton, clerk, Adam Oates and Robert Holcote, both of Misterton,
> gentlemen, executors of the will of Thomas Pulteney, of Misterton, knight, in a plea of
> Ibid. membrane 425, Leycester: William Skevyngton, esq., and Richard Aldy, of
> Groby, clerk, executors of the will of Thomas, marquis of Dorset, and Cecily,
> marchioness of Dorset, executrix of the same will, were summoned to answer
> Thomas Pulteney, esq., William Assheby, esq., William Burton, clerk, Adam Cotes
> and Robert Holcote, executors of the will of Thomas Pulteney, kt., in a plea
> of £34 13s. 0d. which they say the marquis on 6 February, 13 Henry VII, 1498,
> granted to Thomas Pulteney, the testator, for his good service and advice, with
> the office of Steward of his lordship of Lutterworth for term of his life.
> They ask leave to imparl.
> Common pleas roll 1025, 11 Henry VIII, Trinity, 1519, membrane 463. Thomas
> Pulteney, esq., v. many persons (named) in a plea that they permit him to
> present a suitable parson to the church of Shawell, which is void, and the
> presentation belongs to him.
> Lay Subsidy roll, 133-122, 15 Henry VIII, 1524. Thomas Pulteney, knight, in
> lands £160, tax £8.
> Fine, Easter, 17 Henry VIII, 1525. Between Thomas Pulteney, knight, and Anne,
> his wife, one of the kinswomen and heirs of Thomas Walsshe, plaintiffs, and
> Joan Aston, widow, another kinswoman and heir of the said Thomas Walsshe,
> defendant of the manors of Nether Whitacre and Holte Hall and 34 messuages, 10
> tofts, 500 acres of land, 110 of meadow, 306 of wood, 400 of furze and heath and
> 50s. 8d. rent in Whitacre, Fresley, Holte Hall and Walton by street, co.
> Warwick, and the manors of Welshall and Burton Overy and 38 messuages, 6 tofts, a
> watermill, 900 acres of land, 160 of meadow, 420 of pasture, 3 of wood and 56s.
> rent in Leycester, Burton Overay, Harborough, Great Bowden, Crafte, Busshbye,
> Thurnbye, Bocheston, Newton and Cropston, co. Leicester and a toft, 10 acres
> of meadow and 40 of pasture in Oxenden parva and Bowden parva, co. Northampton.
> Right of the plaintiffs.
> N.B.--Anne was the daughter of Elizabeth (Shirley), the daughter of Thomas
> Walsshe, and Joan was the daughter of Helen (Littleton), the other daughter and
> co-heir with Anne of Thomas Walsshe, of Wanlip.
> Inquisition p.m. Thomas Pulteney, knight, Series ii, 63-36, taken at
> Leicester on 20 October, 33 Henry VIII, 1541. The jury say that Thomas Pulteney was
> seised in his demesne as of fee of the manor of Misterton and 100 acres of
> meadow and 80 of pasture in Misterton, also of the advowson of the church of
> Misterton. Also of the manor of Pulteney and 1000 acres of pasture in Pulteney. And
> of 6 messuages, 10 virgates of land and 6s. 5 and 1/2d. rent in North
> Kilworth, 3 messuages and 3 virgates of land in Walcot, a messuage and half a virgate
> of land in South Kilworth, a messuage in Lutterworth, a messuage and virgate
> of land in Cottesbiche, and a messuage and 3 virgates of land in Harborough.
> Also of the manor of Cotes Deyville and 100 acres of land, 40 of meadow and 200
> of pasture in Cotes Deyville, Also of the manors of Claybroke and Ullesthorp
> and 3 messuages and a virgate of land in Sharnford, 100s. of rent in Busshby
> and Thurnby, a messuage and virgate of land in Shawelby, a cottage in Bittesby,
> a meadow in Burton Overy, a messuage and 3 virgates of land in Great Petlyng,
> a close in Neutowne and a close in Bocheston.
> One moiety of the manor of Misterton was held of John, bishop of Lincoln by
> service of a fourth part of one knight's fee. The other moiety was held of
> Henry, marquis of Dorset, as parcel of the fee of Wynton, by a fourth part of a
> knight's fee and worth £45 2s. 0d.
> One moiety of the manor of Pulteney was held of the same bishop, and the
> other moiety was held of the same marquis, as of the honour of Wynton, and worth
> £30. Thomas Pulteney died 3 August, 1540. Francis Pulteney, esq., is his son
> and heir and aged 34 years at this date.
> PCC wills, PCC 10 Alenger. Will of Thomas Pulteney, knight, 3 October 1539.
> My body to be buried in Our Lady Chapel in the church of Misterton. To the
> church of Misterton a whole suit of vestments of violet velvet, that is to say, a
> cope and a vestment and one other for the deacon and another for the
> sub-deacon, whereupon I will my arms shall be set upon the same vestments. Vestments of
> white damask to various other contiguous churches. To Francis Pulteney, my
> son and heir, a bason and ewer of silver parcel gilt and 2 silver pots parcel
> gilt. To my son, Sherard, and to my daughter, Rose, his wife, one gilt goblet of
> silver with a cover and a silver bowl with cover, whereupon my arms to be
> graven. To my son, Richard Pulteney, a gilt goblet and a silver bowl. To my
> brother William Pulteney, my high standing cup with a cover all gilt. To Michael
> Pulteney, eldest son and heir to my said son, Francis, one little pounced with a
> cover all gilt.
> To my sister Margaret Brasbrygge, one little silver cup with a cover parcel
> gilt and to Bennett Wyllens one silver salt. To Ellen Sherard one silver salt
> and to Elizabeth Pulteney, daughter to my son, Francis, a silver bowl, and to
> Margery Prest one old salt.
> I will that my executors keep house at Misterton by the space of three months
> and all such persons as shall be my servants at the time of my death shall
> there freely have their meat and drink.
> Residuary legatees and executors: my son, George Sherard, my brother, William
> Pulteney, Sir John Thompson, chaplain, and my servant, Thomas Cotton.
> Supervisor: my son, Francis Pulteney.
> proved 25 August 1540.
> Best Regards,
> MichaelAnne Guido