Post by John Higgins Post by wjhonson
To be slightly more specific on the death range for John Thwaites of Thwaites, co York and also of Denton, and probably of Lofthouse, lawyer.
His will is dated 22 Jan 1461/2 so he was alive then
He was dead as you say in or by 1469
According to one source, the will of John Thwaites dated 22 Jan 1461/2 was proved 10 Oct 1469. So, yes, he was dead by 1469 - unless someone has conflated two men named John Thwaites.
In another place, the same source says that the Thomas Thwaites mentioned separately was of Harewood in 1353 and of Goldsborough 1367. I don't know how accurate this is....
Thomas Thwaites of Lofthouse near Harewood died on 15 October 1356 holding land in Lofthouse and leaving a son and heir Robert aged 5 years.
See: Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem, vol. 10, Edward III (1921), 292, No. 343.
He can't possibly be the same person as Thomas de Thwaites who was alive in 1367. This Thomas de Thwaites was of the Thwaites family of Long Marston, Yorkshire.
Westminster. Quindene of Michaelmas, 34 Edw. III, 1360. Richard de Goldesburgh, chivaler, quer., Thomas de Thwayt, def., of the manor of Goldesburgh except 40 messuages, 13 tofts, 2 mills, 3 bovates and 95 acres of land, and 14 acres of meadow in the same) : To hold to Richard for life ; remainder to Richard de Goldesburgh the "cosyn," and Joan his wife, and the heirs of their bodies ; remainder to the right heirs of Richard de Goldesburgh, chivaler.
Feet of Fines: CP 25/1/275/124, number 41.
Westminster. Octave of Michaelmas, 41 Edw. III, 1367. William de Nesfeld, quer., Thomas Thwayt of Merston and Margaret his wife, def., of 1 messuage, 120 acres of land, and 6 acres of meadow in Brereton: To hold to William and his heirs ; he gave 100 marks. Release by Thomas and Margaret for themselves and the heirs of Margaret.
Feet of Fines: CP 25/1/276/129, number 34.