2021-07-13 16:10:46 UTC
What do folks think of the relative merits of the genealogical details provided in these two accounts of Sir Thomas Wode, who died in 1502 ...
(1) E. W. Ives, _The Common Lawyers of Pre-Reformation England: Thomas Kebell, A Case Study_ (Cambridge U.P., 1983), p. 479.
WODE, Thomas 1486
Of London, gent., 1473; perhaps son of Thomas Wode the elder (on Berks. Commission 1473); possibly related to Walter Wode, citizen and fishmonger of London; J.P. Berks from 1478; M.P. Wallingford, 1478; kt; marr. Margaret, widow of Robert Lenham of Tidmarsh, esq. (died 1491) – she died 1498; possibly an earlier wife Isabel; probably one dau. who predeceased her father having marr. his ward, Thomas, son and heir of Nicholas Stukeley, esq., of Afton, Devon; an estate at Childrey, Berks., by 1478; will and testament 28 Aug. 1502 – to be buried Reading Abbey, Frowyk to advise executors, executors include ‘my broder Richard Eliot the quenys attourney’ and ‘my son Thomas Stwley’, supervisor the abbot of Reading – probate 6 Nov. 1502; buried as requested, wife Margaret buried at Tidmarsh; no i.p.m. but writs of diem clausit extremum for Berks. and Devon.
[Sources:] Cal. Patent Rolls, 1467-77, 406; ibid., 1476-85, 124, 554; Cal. Close Rolls, 1468-76, 1151; Cal. Fine Rolls, 1485-1509, 749-50, 819; L. and P., i. 438 (2 m. 31); Cal. inquisitions post mortem, i. 712; ii. 374; PROB 11/13 ff. 161v, 162; V.C.H., Berkshire, iii. 436; iv. 272 sqq.; G. Lipscomb, History of the County of Buckingham (1831-47) i. 300; The Four Visitations of Berkshire, ed. W.H. Rylands, Harleian Soc. 56-7 (1907-8), i. 1; Wedgwood, Biographies.
(2) _Pedigrees from the visitation of Hampshire made … 1530 … 1575 … 1634 …_, ed. W. Harry Rylands, p. 42.
Sr Thomas Delamare of Aldermarston in Com. Berks Knt [who is shown with 2 daughters …]
--"[….] vx. Sir Thom. Wood Cheef Justice of the Comon Pleas ,” by whom she was the mother of Elizabeth, wife of Sir Thomas Stewkley [Stukeley] of Devonshire
--“Allice, d. & Coheire of Thomas Delamare [; married first Thomas Dabridgecourt;] Renupt. Ric. Elliott.”
Assuming the Richard Elliott who married Alice Delamare as her second husband was the same person as “Richard Eliot the quenys attorney,” it does seem an argument can be made that Thomas Wode had a first wife who was a Delamare. Or is it Margaret, widow of Robert Lenham of Tidmarsh (d. 1491), who is the Delamare?