Dear Jan ~
Thanks for posting the Common Pleas lawsuits for Edith (Stourton) Beauchamp and her 2nd husband, Sir Robert Shottesbrook. Much appreciated. The two lawsuits you've cited narrow the date of the marriage of Edith Stourton and Sir Robert Shottesbrook.
There is actually another lawsuit dated Trinity term 1415 involving Edith (Stourton) Beauchamp, later Shottesbrook. The lawsuit involves the same people as the lawsuit you reported for this year. Below is an abstract:
In Trinity term 1415 his widow, Edith, John Willecotes, and John Stourton sued Thomas Cok alias Takkeley, of Spelsbury, Oxfordshire, forester, in the Court of Common Pleas regarding a debt of £10.
Reference: Court of Common Pleas, CP40/618, image 1320d (available at http://aalt.law.uh.edu/H5/CP40no618/bCP40no618dorses/IMG_1320.htm).
For interest's sake, I've copied below my current file account of Edith Stourton (died 1441), wife successively of John Beauchamp, Knt., de jure 3rd Lord Beauchamp of Bletsoe, and Robert Shottesbrook, Knt.
Best always, Douglas Richardson, Salt Lake City Utah
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1. JOHN BEAUCHAMP, Knt., de jure 3rd Lord Beauchamp of Bletsoe, of Bletsoe and Keysoe, Bedfordshire, Bloxham, Oxfordshire, Lydiard Tregoze, Wiltshire, and Ashmore, Dorset, son and heir, born 1 August 1384 (aged 21 on 1 August 1405). He married (1st) shortly before 23 Jan. 1405/6 MARGARET HOLAND, daughter of John Holand, Knt., of Thorpe Waterville and Achurch (both in Thorpe Achurch), Chelveston and Caldecote, Northamptonshire, Dalbury Lees, Derbyshire, and Breightmet (in Bolton-le-Moors), Golborne, Haydock (in Winwick), Over Darwen, and Torrisholme, Lancashire, etc., by his 2nd wife, Margaret [see HOLAND 12.ii for her ancestry]. They had no issue. He had livery of his lands 24 Nov. 1406. In 1407 he attempted unsuccessfully to present to the church of Ashmore, Dorset. He married (2nd) before 1410 EDITH STOURTON, daughter of John Stourton, Knt., of Stourton, Wiltshire, Escheator of Somerset and Dorset, presumably by his 2nd wife, Alice. They had one son, John, and one daughter, Margaret. He was never summoned to Parliament. In 1411 he sued William Bateman and John Bere in the Court of Common Pleas regarding a trespass [vi et armis] at Bletsoe, Bedfordshire. The same year he sued Richard Haule and John Haule in the Court of Common Pleas regarding a trespass [vi et armis] at Bloxham, Oxforshire. SIR JOHN BEAUCHAMP died 13 April 1412. He left a will dated 21 Feb. 1411/12, proved 10 Dec. 1414 (P.C.C. 30 Marche). In Trinity term 1415 his widow, Edith, John Willecotes, and John Stourton sued Thomas Cok alias Takkeley, of Spelsbury, Oxfordshire, forester, in the Court of Common Pleas regarding a debt of £10. His widow, Edith, married (2nd) before Easter term 1416 (date of lawsuit) ROBERT SHOTTESBROOK (or SHOTESBROK), Knt., of Faringdon, Compton Beauchamp, and West Woodhay, etc., Berkshire, King’s esquire, King’s knight, Knight of the Shire for Berkshire, 1423–4, 1433, 1439–40, Sheriff of Wiltshire, 1423–4, Knight of the Shire for Wiltshire, 1426, Justice of the Peace for Berkshire, 1432–58, and, in right of his 1st wife, of Ashmore, Dorset, Lydiard Tregoze, Wiltshire, etc., younger son of Gilbert Shottesbrook, of Ordeston (in Ashbury), Bedfordshire, by Elizabeth, daughter and co-heiress of Vivian de Staundon, of Standon and Fenton Vivian, Staffordshire. They had one daughter, Eleanor. He served Kings Henry V and Henry VI in France. In 1416 Robert and Edith his wife, alias Edith Beauchamp, John Willecotes, and John Stourton sued Thomas Takkeley, alias Thomas Cok, of Ditchley, Oxfordshire, ploughman, in the Court of Common Pleas regarding a debt of £10. He was a legatee in the 1420 will of Roger Salvayn, Knt. He was granted letters of attorney in 1421, he then going abroad. In 1424 William Kent, Citizen and tanner of London, and another sued Robert Shotesbrok, Knt., of Lydiard, Wiltshire, in the Court of Common Pleas regarding a debt of 50 marks. In 1425 John Mitchell and Alice his wife, Alice, conveyed land in Badbury and Badbury Wick (in Chiseldon), Wiltshire to Robert and Edith his wife. He presented to the church of Lydiard Tregoze, Wiltshire in 1430 and 1431. He had confirmation of a pension of 50 marks in 1431. In 1432 he was sent to negotiate with Denmark and the Hanse. In 1433 William Beauchamp, Knt., and Elizabeth his wife granted him the manor and advowson of the church of West Woodhay, Berkshire, together with one messuage and lands in Holt (in Kintbury) and Kintbury, Berkshire, and four messuages and lands in Swampton (in St. Mary Bourne), Hampshire. The same year the king commited the manor of Orston, Nottinghamshire to him, to hold during the minority of Thomas son and heir of Thomas Roos, Knt. In 1435 he went to Burgundy to negotiate a trade agreement between Calais and Flanders. The same year he was sent to treat for peace at Arras. He served as a feoffee of the Stourton family in 1435. His wife, Edith, died 13 June 1441. He was dispatched again on an embassy to the Hanse in 1448. Sir Robert married (2nd) before 12 July 1448 (date of recognizance) ISABEL WILCOTES_____, widow of John Barton the younger (died testate 31 Jan. 1434), of Thornton and Long Crendon, Buckinghamshire, Steward of St. Albans Abbey, 1408–29, Knight of the Shire for Buckinghamshire, 1414, 1417, 1419, 1422, 1423, and daughter of William Wilcotes, of North Leigh, Oxfordshire, by Elizabeth, daughter and heiress of John Trillow, Knt. They had no issue. In 1448 he and Isabel his wife conveyed the manor of Stone, Buckinghamshire to Robert Whittingham, Knt. In 1449 he was sent on another mission to the King of Denmark. In 1455 he and Isabel his wife, were granted a papal indult for a portable altar. His wife, Isabel, died in 1456, and was buried in Thornton, Buckinghamshire by her 1st husband. In 1467 he sued John Roger and Margaret his wife for lands in Purton, Wiltshire. SIR ROBERT SHOTTESBROOK died before 3 July 1474.
Brydges, Collins’ Peerage of England 6 (1812): 633–642 (sub Stourton, Lord Stourton) (author identifies Edith, wife of Sir John Beauchamp as daughter of John Stourton, of Preston, by his 2nd wife, Jane, daughter of Ralph, Lord Basset). Warton, Hist. & Antiqs. of Kiddington (1815): 54–55. Hoare, Hist. of Modern Wiltshire: Hundred of Mere (1822): 47–48 (Stourton ped.). Nicolas, Testamenta Vetusta 1 (1826): 178 (will of John Beauchamp). Coll. Top. et Gen. 1 (1834): 312–313 (Stourton ped.: “Sir Robert Shottesbroke, Knt., 2nd husb. = Dame Edith [Stourton] = Sir John Beauchamp, Knt. son & hr. of Sir Roger Beauchamp, Chamberlain to King Edward III”). Fuller, Hist. of the Worthies of England (1840): 138–140. Manning, Serviens ad Legem (1840): 227. Banks Baronies in Fee 2 (1843): 136–137 (sub Steyngreve). Minutes of Evidence ... [re.] The Petition of Sir Henry Paston Bedingfield of Oxborough (1854): 189–194. Wiltshire Arch. & Natural Hist. Mag. 3 (1857): 203; 35 (1907): 461. Herald & Genealogist 2 (1865): 134–136 (Shottesbrook arms: Ermine, in chief per pale indented or and gules, charged on the dexter with a rose of the last). Burke, Gen. Hist. of the Dormant, Abeyant, Forfeited & Extinct Peerages (1866): 32–33 (sub Beauchamp). Procs. of Somersetshire Arch. & Nat. Hist. Soc. 17 (1872): 111. Hardy, Syllabus (in English) of the Docs. Rel. England & Other Kingdoms 2 (1873): 660, 679. Martin, Cat. of the Archives in the Muniment Rooms of All Souls’ College (1877): 28 (sale by Isabel, widow of John Barton, dated 3 July 1440). Flower, Vis. of Yorkshire 1563–4 (H.S.P. 16) (1881): 62–63 (Clifford ped.: “Sir John Beauchamp. = Edyth doughter to.… Stourton.”). Annual Rpt. of the Deputy Keeper 44 (1883): 627, 628. Harvey et al. 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Post by Jan Wolfe
1415 In Trinity Term, Edith Beauchamp, John Willecotes, and John Stourton sued Thomas Cok, alias Takkeley, of Spellesbery in Oxfordshire, forrester, concerning a debt.
http://aalt.law.uh.edu/H5/CP40no618/bCP40no618dorses/IMG_1320.htm and http://aalt.law.uh.edu/H5/CP40no618/bCP40no618dorses/IMG_1333.htm
1416 In Easter Term, Robert Shotesbroke and his wife Edith, alias Edith Beauchamp, John Willecotes, and John Stourton sued Thomas Takkeley, alias Cok, of Dycheley, ploughman, concerning a debt.
Thus it appears that Edith and Robert were married between June 1415 and May 1416.