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251 Basil Feilding 4th Earl of Denbigh succeeded to the title of 3rd Baron Feilding of Lecagh co. Tipperary [I. 1622] on 23 August 1685.
He succeeded to the title of 3rd Viscount Callan co. Kerry [I. 1622] on 23 August 1685.
He succeeded to the title of 3rd Baron St. Liz [E. 1665] on 23 August 1685.
He succeeded to the title of 4th Baron of Newnham Paddockes co. Warwick [E. 1620] on 23 August 1685.
He succeeded to the title of 4th Earl of Denbigh [E. 1622] on 23 August 1685.
He succeeded to the title of 3rd Earl of Desmond co. Kerry [I. 1622] on 23 August 1685.
He succeeded to the title of 4th Viscount Feilding [E. 1622] on 23 August 1685.
He held the office of Lord-Lieutenant of Leicestershire.
He held the office of Lord-Lieutenant of Denbighshire. 
Feilding, Basil 4th Earl of Denbigh (I16692)
252 Basil Feilding 6th Earl of Denbigh succeeded to the title of 5th Viscount Callan co. Kerry [I. 1622] on 2 August 1755.
He succeeded to the title of 5th Baron Feilding of Lecagh co. Tipperary [I. 1622] on 2 August 1755.
He succeeded to the title of 5th Baron St. Liz [E. 1665] on 2 August 1755.
He succeeded to the title of 6th Baron of Newnham Paddockes co. Warwick [E. 1620] on 2 August 1755.
He succeeded to the title of 6th Earl of Denbigh [E. 1622] on 2 August 1755.
He succeeded to the title of 5th Earl of Desmond co. Kerry [I. 1622] on 2 August 1755.
He succeeded to the title of 6th Viscount Feilding [E. 1622] on 2 August 1755. 
Feilding, Basil 6th Earl of Denbigh (I22196)
253 Beaufort, John, first Earl of Somerset and Marquis of Dorset and of Somerset 1373?-1410, born about 1373, was the eldest son of John of Gaunt [see John, 1340-1399], by his mistress, and afterwards his third wife, Catherine Swynford [qv.]. His younger brothers, Henry Beaufort, cardinal and bishop of Winchester [qv.], and Thomas Beaufort, Earl of Dorset [qv.], are separately noticed, and his sister Joan was married to Ralph Neville, Earl of Westmorland [qv.]. Henry IV was his half brother. The Beauforts took their name from John of Gaunt's castle of Beaufort in Anjou [sic. - actaully from Montmorency-Beaufort in the Champagne region], where they were born, and not from Beaufort Castle in Monmouthshire. It was afterwards asserted (Ellis, Original Letters, 2nd ser. i. 154) that John Beaufort was in double advoutrow goten, but he was probably born after 1372, when Catherine Swynford's first husband died; by an act of parliament passed on 6 Feb. 1397, shortly after John of Gaunt's marriage to Catherine Swynford, the Beauforts were legitimated. This act, though it did not in terms acknowledge their right of succession to the throne — did not in terms forbid it (Bentley, Excerpta Historica, pp. 152 sqq.), but when, in 1407, Henry IV confirmed Richard II's act, he introduced the important reservation excepta dignitate regali (Stubbs, Const. Hist. iii. 58-9).
John Beaufort's first service was with the English contingent sent on the Duke of Bourbon's expedition against Barbary in 1390. They sailed from Genoa on 15 May of that year, and landed in Africa on 22 July. On 4 Aug. an attack was begun on El Mahadia, but after seven weeks' ineffectual siege, the English force re-embarked, reaching England about the end of September. Beaufort was knighted soon afterwards (Doyle says in 1391), and in 1394 he was serving with the Teutonic knights in Lithuania. Probably, also, he was with Henry of Derby (afterwards Henry IV) at the great battle of Nicopolis in September 1396, when the Turks defeated the Christians, and Henry escaped on board a Venetian galley on the Danube. Returning to England, Beaufort was, a few days after his legitimation, created (10 Feb. 1396-7) Earl of Somerset, with place in parliament between the earl marshal and the Earl of Warwick. He then took part, as one of the appellants, in the revolution of September 1397, which drove Gloucester from power and freed Richard II from all control (Stubbs, iii. 21). On 29 Sept. he was created Marquis of Dorset, and in the same year was elected K.G., and appointed lieutenant of Aquitaine. His was the second marquisate created in England; the creation is crossed out on the charter roll, and on the same day he was created Marquis of Somerset, but it was as Marquis of Dorset that he was summoned to parliament in 1398 and 1399, and he seems never to have been styled Marquis of Somerset. He remained in England when Richard II banished his half brother Henry of Derby, was appointed admiral of the Irish fleet on 2 Feb. 1397-8, and constable of Dover and warden of the Cinque Ports three days later; on 9 May following he was made admiral of the northern fleet.
He had thus identified himself to some extent with the unconstitutional rule of Richard's last years, and probably it was only his relationship to Henry IV that saved him from ruin on Richard's fall. He was accused for his share in Richard's acts by parliament in October 1399, and pleaded in excuse that he had been taken by surprise and dared not disobey the king's command. He was deprived of his marquisates, and became simply Earl of Somerset, but there was never any doubt of his loyalty to the new king, his half brother. He bore the second sword at the coronation on 13 Oct. 1399, was appointed great chamberlain on 17 Nov., and in January following was, with Sir Thomas Erpingham [qv.], put in command of four thousand archers sent against the revolted earls. On 8 Nov. 1400 he was granted the estates of the rebel Owen Glendower, but was never able to take possession of them. On 19 March 1401 he appears as a member of the privy council, and four days later was appointed captain of Calais. He was sent on a diplomatic mission to France in the same year, and general suspicion having been created by the rebellion of the earls, Somerset was, on the petition of the commons, declared loyal. In 1402 the commons also petitioned that he might be restored to his marquisate, but Somerset wisely declined on the ground that the title marquis was strange to Englishmen.
During that year (1402) Somerset was actively employed. On 27 April he was sent to negotiate with the Duke of Guelders; and in June he escorted to Cologne the king's daughter Blanche on her marriage to Ludwig of Bavaria. He had been witness to Henry IV's marriage by proxy to Joan of Brittany at Eltham on 3 April, and later in the year he was sent to fetch the new queen to England. In October he was one of the lords permitted by Henry to confer with the commons on condition that this constitutional innovation was not to be taken as a precedent (Stubbs, iii. 37). He also saw some service with the fleet, capturing several Spanish ships in the channel. He seems to have taken no part in the suppression of the Percies' revolt in 1403, but on 28 Sept. he was made lieutenant of South Wales. On 13 Feb. 1403-4 he was nominated joint-commissioner to treat with France, and on 20 Oct. 1404 was appointed deputy-constable of England. Early in the same year he was one of the ministers whom Henry IV, as a further condescension to public feeling, nominated in parliament to form his great and continual council (ib. iii. 44). From 23 Dec. 1406 to 8 May 1407 he was admiral of the northern and western fleets.
Somerset, who had been in failing health for some time, died in St. Catherine's Hospital by the Tower on 16 March 1409-10 (not, as all the peerages say, on 21 March), and was buried in the Abbey church on Tower Hill (English Chron. ed. Davies, p. 37). An alabaster monument was afterwards erected to his memory in St. Michael's chapel, Canterbury Cathedral. He married, before 23 April 1399, Margaret, daughter of Thomas Holland, second earl of Kent [qv.], and by her, who afterwards married Thomas, duke of Clarence [qv.], had issue—three sons and two daughters. The three sons—Henry (1401-1418), John (1403-1444) [qv.], and Edmund (1405?-1455) [qv.]—all succeeded as earls of Somerset; John and Edmund were also dukes of Somerset. Of the daughters, Jane or Joan married James I of Scotland, and is separately noticed [see Jane, d. 1445], and Margaret married Thomas Courtenay, Earl of Devon. 
de Beaufort, Sir John 1st Earl of Somerset (I7791)
254 Became a nun and served as the abbess of Notre Dame in Laon Sachsen, Gerberge (I9599)
255 Before 1550 he served in the Imperial armies of Lombardy.
He succeeded to the title of 14th Baron Kerry and Lixnaw [I. c. 1295] circa July 1550.
In October 1553 his hereditary lordships were restored to him by Queen Mary.
He was invested as a Knight on 30 March 1567 by the Lord Deputy Sidney.
In 1568 he engaged in a private war with the Earls of Desmond.
He was invested as a Privy Counsellor (P.C.) [Ireland].
He fought in the siege of Castlemain in 1572.
In July 1574 he declared that he would along with other kinsmen of the Earl of Desmond would resist the Lord Deputy.
In 1577 he continued his private war against the Desmonds.
In May 1582 he joined the Earl of Desmond in a serious rebellion in Munster.
In April 1583 he submitted to Queen Elizabeth and applied for mercy.
On 22 April 1585 he was pardoned.1 
FitzMaurice, Thomas 14th Baron of Kerry and Lixnaw (I19994)
256 Before 1579 he served the States of Holland against the Spanish.
In 1579 he returned to Scotland.2 He was invested as a Privy Counsellor (P.C.) [Scotland].
He held the office of Gentleman of the Bedchamber to King James VI.
He was a favourite of King James VI.
He was created 1st Earl of Arran [Scotland] on 28 October 1581.
He was created 1st Lord of Avane and Hamilton [Scotland] on 28 October 1581.
He held the office of Chancellor of Scotland in February 1584.
In November 1585 he was declared an enemy of his country and was attainted.
He lived at Bothwellmuir Scotland. 
Stewart, James 1st and last Earl of Arran (I27688)
257 Before 1880 his name was legally changed to Arthur Percy.
He gained the rank of before 1890 in the service of the Royal Marines.
Before 1890 his name was legally changed to Arthur Hastings-Ison 
Ison, Arthur Hastings (I7548)
258 Beheaded Colepeper, Thomas (I5438)
259 Beheaded Radcliffe, John 9th Lord FitzWalter (I5774)
260 Beheaded FitzAlan, Sir Edmund 9th Earl of Arundel (I7498)
261 Beheaded St. Leger, Sir Thomas (I7686)
262 Beheaded de Holand, John Duke of Exeter (I7726)
263 Beheaded Dudley, Edmund (I7782)
264 beheaded Hastings, William 1st Lord Hastings (I7969)
265 Beheaded Pole, Sir Henry 1st Lord Montagu (I7981)
266 beheaded Percy, Thomas 1st Earl of Northumberland (I8006)
267 Beheaded FitzAlan, Richard 11th Earl of Arundel (I8121)
268 beheaded Devereux, Robert 2nd Earl of Essex (I8160)
269 Beheaded Seymour, 1st Duke of Somerset Edward (I8643)
270 Beheaded FitzGerald, Thomas FitzJames 7th Earl of Desmond (I9947)
271 Beheaded Stanley, Sir William (I10177)
272 Beheaded de Montagu, John 3rd Earl of Salisbury (I10179)
273 Beheaded de Holand, Robert Lord Holand (I10188)
274 Beheaded  Arundell, Sir Thomas (I10373)
275 beheaded Boleyn, Anne Marchioness of Pembroke (I10568)
276 Beheaded Duncan 8th Earl of Lennox (I10703)
277 Beheaded of Woodstock, Edmund 1st Earl of Kent (I11357)
278 beheaded Stewart, Walter Master of Fife (I13360)
279 Beheaded Hamilton, James 1st Duke of Hamilton (I14483)
280 beheaded Tuchet, Mervyn 2nd Earl of Castlehaven (I17802)
281 Beheaded Wentworth, Thomas 1st Earl of Straffod (I25860)
282 Beheaded Courtenay, Sir Hugh (I28233)
283 Beheaded for high treason and alleged adultery Howard, Catherine (I8560)
284 Beheaded for treason Stafford, Henry 2nd Duke of Buckingham (I7977)
285 beheaded on a charge of high treason for promoting the interests of his cousin Reginald Pole Neville, Sir Edward (I7360)
286 Béla III Arpád King of Hungary gained the title of King Béla III of Hungary in 1173 Arpád, Béla III King of Hungary (I9238)
287 Beorhtwulf King of Mercia succeeded to the title of King Beorhtwulf of Mercia in 840 Beorhtwulf King of Mercia (I9625)
288 Berengar II d'Ivrea King of Italy gained the title of King Berengar II of Italy in 950. He was deposed as King of Italy in 963 d’ Ivrea, Berengar II King of Italy (I7458)
289 Berengar Raimond I, Conde de Barcelona also went by the nick-name of Berengar Raimond 'the Crooked' (?).
He was a member of the House of Urgell.
He succeeded to the title of Conde de Barcelona in 1017. 
Berengar Raimond I Conde de Barcelona (I7908)
290 Berenger I of Fuili Emperor of Italy gained the title of King Berengar of Italy in 888.
He gained the title of Emperor Berengar I of Italy in 915. 
of Friuli, Berenger I Emperor of Italy (I9571)
291 Bernard Arthur William Patrick Hastings Forbes 8th Earl of Granard succeeded to the title of 9th Baronet Forbes of Castle Forbes Co. Longford Ireland [N.S. 1628] on 25 August 1889.
He succeeded to the title of 3rd Baron Granard of Castle Donnington co. Leicester [U.K. 1806] on 25 August 1889.
He succeeded to the title of 8th Baron Clanehugh co. Longford [I. 1675] on 25 August 1889.
He succeeded to the title of 8th Earl of Granard [I. 1684] on 25 August 1889.
He succeeded to the title of 8th Viscount of Granard co. Longford [I. 1675] on 25 August 1889.
He fought in the Boer War between 1900 and 1902.
He held the office of Lord-in-Waiting between 1905 and 1907.
He held the office of Assistant Postmaster-General between 1906 and 1909.
He was invested as a Privy Counsellor (P.C.) in 1907.
He was invested as a Knight Order of St. Patrick (K.P.) in 1909.
He was Lieutenant-Colonel of the 8th City of London Regiment.
He gained the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel in the service of the Scots Guards.
He fought in the First World War where he was mentioned in despatches.
He was Lieutenant-Colonel of the 5th Battalion Royal Irish Regiment in 1914 which he raised.
He was invested as a Knight Grand Cross Royal Victorian Order (G.C.V.O.) in 1915.
He was Military Secretary to the British Salonika Force in 1916.
He was decorated with the award of Order of St. Maurice and St. Lazarus of Italy.
He was decorated with the award of Order of the White Eagle of Serbia (4th Class with Swords).
He was decorated with the award of Star of Ethiopia.
He was decorated with the award of Order of Christ of Portugal.
He was decorated with the award of Order of Pius.
He was decorated with the award of Star of Romania.
He was decorated with the award of Grand Cross Order of Ismail of Egypt.
He was decorated with the award of Commander Order of the Redeemer of Greece.
He was decorated with the award of Companion Order of Military Merit of Spain.
He was decorated with the award of Grand Cross Legion of Honour.
He was decorated with the award of Grand Cross Order of Isobel La Catolica of Spain.
He was invested as a Privy Counsellor (P.C.) [Ireland] in 1918.
He was chairman of the Irish Food Control Committee in 1918.
He was decorated with the award of Order of Dannebrog of Denmark.
He was decorated with the award of Order of the North Star of Sweden.
He was decorated with the award of Order of Charles III of Spain.
He held the office of Lord-Lieutenant of County Longford.
He held the office of Senator [Irish Free State] between 1922 and 1934.
He was Deputy Speaker of the House of Lords.
He held the office of Member of the Council of State [Ireland] in 1946 
Forbes, Bernard Arthur William Patrick Hastings 8th Earl of Granard (I14222)
292 Bernard I Herzog von Braunschweig-Lüneburg was a member of the House of Guelph.
He succeeded to the title of Herzog von Braunschweig in 1409.
He succeeded to the title of Herzog von Braunschweig-Lüneburg in 1428. 
von Braunschweig-Lüneburg, Bernard I Herzog (I9132)
293 Bertram Ashburnham 4th Earl of Ashburnham was educated at St. John's College Cambridge University Cambridge Cambridgeshire England.
He succeeded to the title of 6th Baron Ashburnham of Ashburnham Sussex [E. 1689] on 27 October 1830.
He succeeded to the title of 4th Earl of Ashburnham [G.B. 1730] on 27 October 1830.
He succeeded to the title of 4th Viscount St. Asaph of the principality of Wales [G.B. 1730] on 27 October 1830.
He was the collector of an extensive library of early and rare books in four collections: (i) the Libri Collection containing ancient codices and illuminated manuscripts; (ii) the Barrois Collection containing old French poetry and romances; (iii) the Stowe Collection containing early charters monastic registers state papers and antiquarian gatherings; (iv) 'the appendix' containing Lord Ashburnham's miscellaneous collections. These four collections were offered to the government in 1883 for £160000 although the French Government claimed ~160 manuscripts were stolen from France. The British Governemnt finally bought the Stowe Collection for the British Museum for £45000.


Educated at ST JOHN'S College, Cambridge (according to G.E.C., but not found in our records). 4th s. of George (1778), Earl of Ashburnham. B. Nov. 23, 1797. School, Westminster. Succeeded his father as 4th Earl, Oct. 27, 1830. A famous collector of rare books and manuscripts. Died June 22, 1878, at Ashburnham. Brother of Charles (1820) and George (1803); father of Richard (1866) and William (1864). (G.E.C., ed. Gibbs.) 
Ashburnham, Bertram 4th Earl of Ashburnham (I20821)
294 Bertram de Bulmer Lord of Brancepeth gained the title of Lord of Brancepeth co. Durham [Feudal]. de Bulmer, Bertram Lord of Brancepath (I6166)
295 Between 1156 and 1166 he was co-founder (along with his brother Alan) of Tupholme Abbey or Prior Lincolnshire. de Neville, Gilbert II (I6171)
296 Between 1251 and 1263 he was summoned for service in Wales.
He lived at Tockington Gloucestershire England.
He lived at Dollingham Cambridgeshire England.
He lived at Cory Malet Somerset England.
He lived at Sutton Devon England.
He lived at Hoo Kent England. 
Poyntz, Sir Nicholas I (I6543)
297 Between 1294 and 1297 he campaigned in Gascony.
From 1298/99 to 16 August 1308 he was summoned to an assembly which met and which by certain past rulings has been designated a Parliament, although neither knights nor burgesses were summoned and under the more rigorous rules of evidence required today would not constitute a sitting giving rise to a peerage.
He fought in the Siege of Carlaverock in 1300, in King Edward I's army.
He campaigned in Scotland as late as 1306. 
Grey, Sir Henry 1st Lord of Codnor (I17206)
298 Between 1406 and 1427 he was a hostage of King Henry VI of England a number of times.
He succeeded to the title of 2nd Earl of Crawford [S. 1398] in February 1406/7.
In 1421 he negotiated for the ransom of the Scottish King.
He was invested as a Knight on 21 May 1424.
He held the office of Scottish Ambassador to England from 1429 to 1430 
Lindsay, Sir Alexander 2nd Earl of Crawford (I12856)
299 Biography
Most pedigrees agree in giving John as the Recognitor's son followed by Sir Thomas as his grandson. If the pedigrees are correct then this Sir Thomas of Bayhall must have been an old man in 4 Edward II or 1310 (Note: the date conventionused in this hundred year-old document was the refer to the year as the number of years into the reign of the current monarch. Thus 4 Edward II would be the 4th year of the reign od King Edward II)). Assuming that the grandfather was fifty years of age when he served as Recognitor then the two generations succeding him must have covered a period of some eighty years. This would make Sir Thomas Colepeper in 4 Edward II. when his son Thomas and Margery his with purchased of him 50 acres in Foulsden a fairly old man and although he indicted in 1305 with his son Thomas for stealing the goods of the vicar of Ringmer we can hardly believe that he took any active part in the matter. For this reason it was not probable that it was this Thomas who was porter or janitor of Leeds Castle in 1292; it was more likely his son of the same Christian name. In 1296 (25 Edward I) there is an important reference to Thomas Colepeper sen; the executors of the will of Sir William de Montfort brought an action against Thomas Colepeper and John his son concerning the manor of Newenton in Kent.
From this it is clear that there was besides his sons Thomas and Walter who were executed another son John and there was doubtless another son named Nicholas. All four were implicated in the Earl of Lancaster's rebellion but John and Nicholas evidently in a Iesser degree than Thomas and Walter. There was an order issued in 1322 to the Sheriff of York to receive John Colepeper and others into custody in York Castle. This looks as if John Colepeper took part in the Battle of Boroughbridge and Weaver in his Ancient Funeral Monuments p. 272 speaks of Sir Thomas Colepeper siding with the Earl of Lancaster and being hanged drawn and quartered at Winchelsea. The place fatal to the Earl was Pontefract so it seems certain that both Thomas and John were with Lancaster's forces at Boroughbridge.
After remaining a close prisoner during the remainder of the reign in the Castles of Berkhampstead and Gloucester John Colepeper was released on the accession of Edward III. and in the restoration of confiscated lands which then took place those of John Colepeper of Lynlegh were included. He was alive eleven years later when John Colepeper of Lynlegh with Johanna his wife appear as deforciants in a fine relating to 20 acres of land in Wythyhame.
With regard to the other two sons of Sir Thomas Colepeper sen. Walter and Nicholas they both suffered for their refusal to admit Queen Isabel to Leeds Castle. Walter "sticked not to tell him" (the Queen's marshal) "that neither the Queen nor any other should be lodged there without the commandement of his Lorde the owner." On the Queen coming to the gate in person "the Captaine most malapertly repulsed her insomuch that shee complained grievously to the King" who besieged the place and eventually took it. "Then tooke he Captaine Colepeper and hoong him up." Captain Colepeper was doubtless Walter as the release of Nicholas his only brother yet unaccounted for forms the subject of the following order issued in 1323 to Henry de Cobeham Constable of Rochester Castle: "Whereas Nicholas Colepeper and others are imprisoned in Rochester Castle because they adhered to certain rebels who held the King's Castle of Ledes against him. The King compassionating their estate and being unwilling to detain them longer in prison orders the Constable to release those of them whom he shall find by Inquisition to have no lands and to cause those of them who have lands to come before the King within 15 days from Easter at their own cost and to do and to receive what the King's Court shall consider in the matter."
Of the four sons of Thomas Colepeper grandson of the Recognitor we can find no trace of John and Nicholas while from Captain Walter Colepeper sprang the Colepepers of Oxenhoath and Aylesford.
The eldest son Sir Thomas Culpeper who was executed at Winchelsea in 1321 seems to have married Margery a daughter of the Bayhall family and either by this match or by purchase to have acquired their estates. This Thomas is called in 1306 "fil' Thom' Colepeper de Brenchesle."
- From "The Sussex Colepepers" published in the "Sussex Archaeological Collections" Volume XLVII 1904 pp 49-51. 
Colepeper, Sir Thomas (I5192)
300 Biography

M.P. 1381-1382 and sheriff 1393-1394. Will proved at Lambeth.
Translation of his will from:
“26 Oct 1427 THOMAS COLPEPER Knight Sunday next before the Feast of the Apostles Simon and Jude the 7th year of the reign of Our Lord the King Henry VI after the conquest. My body to be buried in the Abbey of Begghame because that church is dedicated the Annunciation of Our Lady in the place where my sepulture of "Alebastre" is made. I leave to Nicholas my son all my horses and to Elizabeth his wife my paternosters of gold and I leave to Jouet Topymoye if she is alive 5 marcs.
To John Bayhalle Bastard if he helps my executors 10 marcs. To Thomas Payn my ‘cuc’ 40s. To my ‘butiller’ 13s. 4d. My ‘Baker’ 13s. 4d. To Cristiane Brayley 13s. 4d. John Bosvyle 13s. 4d. John Coppyng 13s. 4d. my Parker 13s. 4d. John Dwale 13s. 4d. To each ‘garson’ 3s. 4d. to each ‘page’ and ‘hyne’ 20d. ‘a Malyne ma petite Chaumberer’ to her marriage and advancement 20s.
I leave to aid the church of Pepynbery to diverse good works 40s. To the high altar there 13s. 4d. To Sr. John Trot 20s. To the Abbot of Beggham 20s. to each chanon 3s. 4d. to each curate (curatour) of seven parishes nearest for Placebo Dirige and Commendation and mass by note of Requiem 6s. 8d. To Five of the poorest men of the same parishes 5d. To the Abbot and Convent of Beggham each year for 7 years 10s. to hold my anniversary and the Anniversary of Joyouse (Joyce) my wife. I leave to Walter my son 200 marcs. To Nicholas my son 200 marcs. To Thomas Fitz (sic) 200 marcs. To John Copeper my son £40.
To Abbot and Convent of Begghame £35. 6. 8. To the church of Nuns of Mallyng 40s. the Priory church of Tonbregge 20s. the Friars of Aylesforde 20s. the Austyn Friars of Rye to hold my obit and anniversary 40s. I leave to the light of the Tapers of the schryne of Cantirbury 20s. I pray and charge John Colpeper and all my other sons by the blessing of God and of myself that they do not hinder my executors or my feoffees. I leave for the administration of my goods on the manor of Baghalle at my decease if need be £20. The Residue the one moiety to my sons and to Joyce my wife and the other moiety to the Abbey of Beghame on condition they find a chaplain to sing for the souls of me and Joyce my wife at the altar where our bodies lie for ten years as my executors and the abbot can agree.
Executors. Sire John Langdon Bishop of Roucestre John Chetham Abbot of Beghame Walter and Nicholas my sons Wm. Burgoyne Roger Honyton Wm. Bernes and Thomas Festynden and I give to the Bishop of Rochester for his diligence and labour 10 marcs and to each of the others 5 marcs.
This is the Will of Master Thomas Colpeper Knight made in the Feast of St. Margaret in the 3rd year of the reign of Our Lord the King Henry VI since the conquest charging his enfeoffees Wm. Bernes Richd Ruyton Sire Robert Clerk Robert Sprynget in all lands and tenements in the Counties of Kent and Sussex who were enfeoffed by deed bearing dated in the Feast of the Annunciation of Our Lady 10th years of King Henry the Fourth (8 September 1407) and afterwards by a charter to certain feoffees Thomas Longle bishop of Durham Wm. Cheyne justice Walter et Nicholas Colpeper my sons Wm. Bernes Ric Ruyton and Robert Sprynget carrying the date the Feast of the Annunciation of our Lady in the 10th year of the King Henry the Fifth (25 March 1422) concerning the Manor of Bayhalle with all lands etc. which were of old time given by fine to John Colpeper my father and his heirs males in the parishes of Pepyngbery Tonbregge and Tudele. I will and charge my said feoffees Thomas William Walter and Nicholas Wm. Bernes Richard and Robert the said manor to go to my sons by partition in Gauylkynde.
And touching the Manor of Badeselle after the death of me Sr. Thos. Colpeper to go to Walter my son and his heirs males and in default to the heirs of me and Dame Joyce and then to my right heirs. And touching the Manor of Bernet in the parishes of Leghe Penserst Bitehergh and Tonbregge with the ‘molyne a brente’ of Gretenerssh with all the lands and tenements called Scottegrove in the parish of Asshe Gatewikemede in the parish of Otteforde with the rents and farms in the parishes of Sele and Sevenoke to Thomas my son and for default to Nicholas his brother and for default to the heirs male of me and Joyce my wife and in default to my right heirs.
And touching the lands etc of Coluerden two windmills Coluerden mede the lands etc of Bokstede Marsfelde with all the lands etc in the parishes of Fernthe (Frant) and Wadeherst with the mill of Berkeleghe and three marcs of fee farm which the Sire de Ponynges pays for the lands called Hosilhothe to Nicholas my son. In default to the heirs males of me and Joyce lately my wife. And I will that the said Nicholas shall have ‘en ennuatage’ all the lands etc which are of fee simple belonging to the Manor of Bayhalle which were bought by Walter Colpeper my uncle John Colpeper my father or by me Sir Thos. Colpeper Knight which were bought since the Fine was made and I charge my feoffes after my death to enfeoff the said Nicholas my son therein.
Touching the Manor of Wyggesele and lands of Hernden in the parishes of Sandherst and Newynden because the said manor of Wiggesele is of fee and was given and granted by deed indented at the marriage between Joyce my wife and me Sr. Thomas Colpeper and to the heirs males and in default to the right heirs of me the said Sr. Thomas not withstanding that since our marriage I have made other feoffement to Wm. Bernes and others I will after my death the said Manor be granted by the feoffees as was arranged at our marriage.
Done at Bayhalle the year etc abovesaid. I Thomas Colpeper Knt the Sunday next the Feast of the Purification of Our Lady the 7th year of the reign of King Henry VIth ordain: that Nicholas my son in his proper person shall go a pilgrimage to Norwich and there offer ‘a le Seint vicair on coer quest en mon chapel d’oor’ and that he have the cost of his expenses of my goods. That the same Nicholas make another Pilgrimage to the ‘Shryne’ of St. Thomas of Caunterbury in his proper person and there offer ‘vn roll d’oor’ and have for himself the costs and expenses.
I leave in the church in the Town of Pountose in Normandy where the body of Richard my son lies a chalys and a chaplain to sing there for his soul for a year. To Marion Chamberer my ‘hopland’ of Scarlet and furred with ‘Mesines’ and 20s. To Alison for her labour another ‘hopland’ with the fur and 13s. 4d. (Hopoland = a cloak).
To Nicholas my son a suitable bed such as his brother Walter had at his marriage. I will that Thomas Festynden have £10 on condition he find surety to pay to Cristian Braylez each year during her life 20s. To the Prior and Convent of Cumbwelle 100s.
I will that Thomas Peche farmer of Wiggessele be pardoned his debt of last year of 100s. My feoffees in a piece of land called Gatewikmede in Otteforde to sell and buy other land for Thomas my son.
Proved 8 March 1428 at Slydon and administration granted to Walter Colpeper Roger Honyton and Thos. Festynden executors and afterwards at Lambeth to Wm. Burgoyne and Nicholas Colpeper. 
Colepeper, Sir Thomas (I5186)

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