In my efforts to run down all members of the Chadworth/Chedworth family
I've been researching the Lyvenden family, particularly Roger Lyvenden.
Which leads me to John Twynyhoe.
This is my original reference:
Reference:C 1/506/29 Short title: Fyssher v Broke.Plaintiffs: John
Fyssher, grandson and heir of Elizabeth Chadworth, alias Lyvedon.
Defendants: Johanne Broke, daughter and heir of Roger Levedon. Subject:
Detention of deeds relating to the manor of Ashton Philipps in Long Ashton.
Somerset Date: 1518-1529 (C 1/506/33 amends it to John Fyssher, great
gandson of...) Appears to be slightly to late to appear on AALT.
This lead me to the deeds in the Bristol record office, shown on A2A,
involving Roger Lyvenden and John Twynyho and property called a 10 on High
Street, Bristol. See below
Documents on this page (expanded) give the following family relationships
"William Besyle of the County of Wiltes', Esq, husband of Agnes, daughter
and heiress of Joan Assheley late wife of Robert Assheley, daughter and
heiress of Richard Stanes"; "Margaret Asscheley, daughter and an heiress
of Joan late wife of Robert Asscheley, sometime of the parish of Bradford'
in the County of Wiltes', Esq, deceased"
I believe that Joan is the actually the daughter John, not Richard Stanes,
since the will of John Stanes, also on this page, leaves the 10's on High
Street and Bradstreet to his daughter Joan after the decease of his wife
Elena. Joan''s daughters Margaret and Agnes divided the property -- Agnes
Besyle takes the 10 on Bradstreet (sometime before 1437) Joan's daughter
Margaret enfeoffes Roger Lyvenden and John Twyneho with the 10 on High
I can't quite follow the 10 on Bradstreet but in 1515 Dame Joan Pernaunt,
widow of Thomas Pernaunt, Thomas Codryngton and Morice Ludlowe bought it
for the use of her will.
Following these names brought me to this IPM:
673. Alice Coderyngton, widow.
Writ 24 July, 5 Hen. VII; inq. 20 Sept., 6 Hen. VII.
By deed dated at Sobbury, 7 Aug., 1 Hen. VII, she enfeoffed Christopher
Twynyho, clk., William Besylys. Thomas Codryngton, and William Twynyho,
esq., who survive, of the under-mentioned manors and lands, whereof she was
seised in fee tail, to hold to them their heirs and assigns for ever on
certain conditions therein specified.
She died 16 July last. Christopher Codryngton, aged 22 and more, is her
cousin and heir, viz. son of John her son.
Glouc. Manors of Codryngton and Wappeley, with certain lands there, held of
John, Abbot of Stanley, by fealty and 111. rent.
Certain lands in Chepyng Sobbyry and elsewhere in the said county, held of
Margaret, Countess of Warwick, as of the manor of Olde Sodbyry, by fealty
and 5s. 9d. rent. The clear yearly value of both manors and lands is 201. 16s.
9d. and more.
Clearly, this IPM is related to the families above. Right now I am going
around in circles. Can anyone shed some light?
notes and references:
There is a Lyvendon family at the manor of Great Whitecliff in Bradford
Wilts. (Robert Asscheley was sometimes of Bradford). Margaret Whiteclyff
gives Agnes, somehow her neice and wife of William Lyvenden (d. before
1432), her purparty of Great Whitecliff. This family runs until Margaret
Lyvenden who married Nicolas Seyntlo, 2nd son of Sir Nicolas Seyntlo (see
last months discussion of Palton and Fitzpayn)
Ashton-Philips held by Roger Lyvenden
Sir Robert De Ashton held Ashton-Philips(d 1384). After his decease, one
moiety went to Johnt Teysant who sold it to Robert Poyntz of Iron-Acton in
1419, who sold it to Roger Lyvenden in 1421. The other moiety went to
Margaret Weston, and then her son Richard Weston in 1422 sho sold it to
Roger Lyvenden about 1425. Roger Lyvenden had two daughters, Jand married
to Richard Wymbush - son William Wymbush. Williams' daughter m. Richard
Seymour and had son Humfrey Seymour who sold the property to Richard
A'merryck. The other daughter, Agnes married John Whytiford, whose son
sold their moiety to Richard A'Merryck. Daughter Jane A'Merryck marred,
about 1494, John Broke, serjeant-at-law.
(Obviously, my original lawsuit does not correctly state family
relevant deeds from Bristol
1) Charter of Feoffment. Deed poll. P/AS/D/BS B 3 
These documents are held at Bristol Record Office
Former reference: (196)
Margaret Asscheley, daughter and an heiress of Joan late wife of Robert
Asscheley, sometime of the parish of Bradford'
in the County of Wiltes', Esq, deceased; [recites]: Joan lately died
seised of a messuage with cellar,
solar and garden in Bradstrete, between an inn called OxenfordesInne and
the ten. of Thomas Cheddre, Esq,
of the County of Somerset, on one side, and the shops and cellar[s?] of
John Twyneho, and the messuage of the
Abbey of S. Augustine, on the other; extending from the highway and the
said shops in front to Towrelane behind.
Also of a ten. with cellar and solar in le High-strete [HS D], between the
inn called le Ropeseld' and a shop
of the Mayor and Commonalty; extending from the street in front to the
messuage called le Thorowhous behind.
Also of a garden and dovecot in the suburb next lez Barrez, called Tophey,
between the apple-orchard of the
Priory of S. James and the meadow of John Hall of Thirdlond'; extending
from the highway to the Priory close.
Robert held all of these by the law of England after Joan's death, and so
died seised. After his death Agnes
wife of William Besiles, Esq, and Margaret, as daughters and heiresses of
Joan, entered and were seised,
and made a division by agreement. Margaret had the ten. in High Street,
and Tophey, and by sole and lawful
power enfeoffed Roger Lyveden' and John Twyneho. She now enfeoffs them also
with her purparty of the ten.
in Broad Street. Warranty. Mayoralty seal added [for usual reason],
attested by Richard Forster, Mayor.
Witnesses: Walter Power, Sheriff. William Coder and John Forde, Bailiffs.
John Burton'. John Sherp'.
Thomas Yhong'. Walter Norton'. John Bolton'. William Waryn; and others.
Dated: Bristollie, 2 August 15 Henry 6.
Seals: one merchant's; 2nd mayoralty, incomplete.
Endorsed: particulars and date.
Note: this deed is the same as HS D 2
2) Folder icon Confirmation of Feoffment. Deed poll. P/AS/D/HS D 9 
These documents are held at Bristol Record Office
Former reference: (315)
Copy of D 8, with warranty and quitclaim against Isabella lately wife of
Roger Lyveden', Roger's heirs and the heirs of
John Twyneho [cf. D 3].
Mayoralty seal added [for usual reason], attested by Burton'.
Witnesses: Richard Hatter. William Howell. [The five of D 8]; and others.
Dated: Bristoll', 12 January 29 Henry 6.
Seals: one merchant's as D 8; 2nd mayoralty.
Endorsed: [same hand as D 8] A pece of evydence for the voyde grownde in
Broade Streate. [A] particulars and date.
Note: this deed is the same as BS B 8
here is D8
3) Confirmation of Feoffment. Deed poll. *P/AS/D/HS D 8* **
*Former reference*: (287)
Richard Forster, son and heir of Richard Forster, marchaunt: [recites HS
D2, 4; BS B3,3].
Confirms estate of Haddon' and John Gillard' in the same properties, in
cons. of one hundred marks sterling paid to Forster the younger after his
father's death at Bristol. Quitclaim and warranty. Mayoralty seal added
[for usual reason], attested by John Burton', Mayor.
Witnesses: Thomas Gylmyn'. John Joce. John Griffith'. William Selver. Roger
Abyngdon'; and others.
Dated: apud Bristoll', 24 December 29 Henry 6.
Seals: one merchant's; 2nd mayoralty, counter-sealed.
Endorsed: [secretary hand] For the Detteyd tenementes in bradstret. [A]
particulars and date.
Note: this deed is the same as BS B 7. See p.160.
4) Quitclaim. *P/AS/D/HS D 3* **
*Former reference*: (201)
Roger Lyveden' and John Twyneho to Sir John Fitz Waryn, clerk, and Thomas
In a ten. in High Street [details in BS B 3. Cites a charter of feoffment
of  September 19, not traced.] Note of mayoralty seal [for usual
reason], attested by John Sherp', Mayor.
Witnesses: Richard Roper, Sheriff. William Pavy and John Shipeward,
Bailiffs. Thomas Hallewey. John Gosselyn'. Thomas Balle. John Bolton'.
William Heynes. John Whuteside. Richard Haddon'. William Rogers, the writer
of the present deed; and others.
Dated: 12 September 19 Henry 6.
Seals: two merchants'; 2nd mayoralty, incomplete, countersealed.
Endorsed: [A] particulars and date.
On Wed, Jul 31, 2013 at 9:22 PM, Brad Verity <***@hotmail.com>wrote:
> On Wednesday, July 31, 2013 2:08:47 PM UTC-7, Douglas Richardson wrote:
> > As for Anne (Berkeley) Dennis, she is indeed mentioned in her brother's
> will. However, that does not necessarily mean she was still living at the
> time of the will as you claim.
> > Lord Berkeley's will specifically mentions a settlement of lands, with
> one of the remainders being to his sister, Anne Denys. But he doesn't tell
> us the date of the settlement.
> It was in April 1532, per John Smyth, in his 'Lives of the Berkeleys'
> (c.1630): "And the manors of Melton Mowbray, Segrave, Sileby, and
> Coldoverton, and the hundred of Gofcote in the County of Leicester; and the
> manor of Sages in the County of Gloucester, To the payment of his debts,
> and legacies, and performance of his will, And after to the use of Thomas
> his son and heire in taile, with the like remainders over..." [p. 240]
> "In January following hee takes his chamber in his house at
> Mangottesfield, And the 11th of that month reviews his will and approves
> it, made in Aprill before, And Adds thereto a Codicell..." [p. 242]
> > While a casual reading of the will would suggest to the amateur that the
> settlement was created by the will, in truth, the settlement in question
> may have predated the will by several days, weeks, months, or even years.
> The original settlement was made 28 April 1532, when his will was drawn
> up. As his sister Anne Dennys was named in remainder to the specific manors
> Lord Berkeley set aside for the performance of his will, she was alive at
> that date.
> Then Lord Berkeley reviews his will on his deathbed at Mangotsfield,
> surrounded by attorneys, clerks, the Abbot of St Augustine's Bristol, the
> Abbot of Kingswood, Dominican friars from Bristol, etc, and adds a codicil
> on 11 January 1533. Even if Lord Berkeley was delirious, any or all of
> these worthy gentleman and clerics I hope would have pointed out that his
> sister Anne Dennys was now dead and he may wish to alter his remainder, if
> that had truly been the case.
> > As such, the will can not be used as evidence that Anne Dennis was
> living in Jan. 1532/3. Until other evidence is advanced, I stand on my
> published statement that "Anne was living Easter term 1523 (date of fine)."
> You can stand on your published evidence, you can stand on your head. Anne
> was alive on 28 April 1532, and was no doubt alive on 11 January 1533.
> But, thanks, this was a worthwhile exercise as it just reinforces to me
> how all of the wills that are printed in Testamenta Vetusta need to be
> verified with the originals or other sources whenever possible. Nicholas
> Harris Nicolas did an incredible job in 1826 of compiling previously
> published medieval wills, but he did not consult the originals, and his
> abstracts are not necessarily complete or even accurate transcriptions of
> the original texts.
> Cheers, -----Brad
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