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From: (Douglas Richardson)
Subject: More on King's Kinsfolk
Date: 27 Oct 2004 13:27:10 -0700
Dear Newsgroup ~
I've just finished surveying all references to king's kinswomen found
on Professor G.R. Boynton's helpful website which contains over 100
years of published calendars of patent rolls. This website can be
The search turned up 164 references to the term, "king's kinswoman,"
and two references to women who were identified as "parentela"
(relative) to the king. Of these entries, all 166 references are to
women related to the king within the 5th degree of kindred, with
exceptions noted as below.
The three exceptions to this are women whose kinship to the king is
1. Margaret, lady de Moleyns, styled "king's kinswoman" by King
Richard II on one occasion.
1. Blanche (_____), wife successively of Edmund de Bradeston and
Andrew Hake, styled "king's kinswoman" by King Richard II on two
2. Isabel Russell, wife successively of William le Scrope, Earl of
Wiltshire, Thomas de la Riviere, John Drayton, and Stephen Hatfield,
styled "king's kinswoman" by King Henry IV of England on one occasion.
Hopefully, further research will eventually reveal the kinship of each
of these women to the king in question.
I believe the latter woman, Isabel Russell, was the maternal aunt of
Maurice Denys, Esq., who married Joan (or Katherine) Stradling,
daughter of Sir Edward Stradling, of St. Donat's, Glamorgan. As such,
this new finding should be of keen interest to all the Aubrey,
Deighton, and Ligon descendants who post here on the newsgroup.
Best always, Douglas Richardson, Salt Lake City, Utah
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