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Subject: Re: Pulteney or Poultney Family of Misterton, Leicestershire
Date: Wed, 26 Jan 2005 16:42:39 EST
Elizabeth Poultney married Twice. Her first husband was Thomas Andrew of
Charwelton, co. Northampton by whom she had at least two sons Edmund and Richard.
Her second husband was Sir William Feilding by whom she had three children:
1. Sir Basil Feilding married Goditha Willington of Barcheston co. Warwick
2. Barbara Feilding who married Richard Cave
3. Everard Feilding who left three sons Basil, Faustin and William who
married Anne Thwaytes [Starford co. York Feildings].
She is recorded by J. Nicholas in his Antiquities of Leicestershire Vol. IV
Part I, sub Lutterworth, page 288:
Sir William Feilding is buried in the chancel of Monks Kirby Church in co.
Warwick, under a raised tomb, whereon lies the effigies of a knight in armour,
with his wife by him, both at full length, with a lion at their feet, and this
Here lyeth the body of Sir William Fielding, knight, late of Padoxe-Newnham;
which deceased the xxiv of Septmebre, MDXLVII. And Elizabeth his wife,
daughter of Sir Thomas Poultney, which deceased the viii of Septem. MDXXXIX. who had
issue two sons and one daughter.
So she died Sept. 8, 1539 according to Nichols. She is the daughter of Thomas
Poultney [died May 7, 1507] by his wife Roesia Lucy of Charlecote, co.
Warwickshire. This is shown by her lawsuit against her nephew Thomas Poultney [who
married Anne Shirley] and who was also executor to his grandfather's will as
his father John Poultney had predeceased his grandfather. John Poultney died
Jan. 20, 1491/2. He left an only son Thomas Poultney born in 1480 who married
Anne Shirley. When Thomas Poultney [father of John] died on May 7, 1507, his
next heir was his grandson Thomas Poultney:
Pedigree of Poultney from J. Nichols _ Antiquities of Leicestershire_ sub.
Walcote in Misterton Vol. IV part I page 319:
Sir Thomas Poultney, K.B. knighted 1483 died May 7, 1507 married Roesia,
daughter of Sir William Lucy of Charlecote, co. Warwick.
Thomas de Pulteney, who was Sheriff of Leicester and Warwick 1480 and 1493;
and at the coronation of Elizabeth, queen of Henry VII, was made a knight of
Bath. He died May 7, 1507; and by his will dated April 22, 1507 styles himself
of Misteron, and orders his body to be buried in the chancel of the White
Friars of Coventry, attended by 24 poor men, each in a gown, with a leopard's head
behind and before, and carrying as many torches. He also bequeathed £20
toward making the chamber in White Friars there, where he used to lie; and 6s. 8d.
to the bachelors of White Friars, to say a sermon in the church of Misterton;
to which he also bequeathed his best velvet gown with fur, and his other gown
of black velvet to make vestments.
The church in Misterton is dedicated to St. Leonard. The following arms
and inscriptions were noted by Burton in his history of Leicester:
A fess, double dancetty Gules, three leopards heads in chief sable: under
which is written:
Orate pro animabus Johannis Poulteney et Margarete uxoris, quondam patronorum
Mr. Wryley adds to this Fig, 17, 18:
Orate pro animbus Tho' Poultney et Rose uxoris ejus.
Dorothie Poultney daughter of Thomas Poultney knight.
On the North side of the church at Misterton:
Pulteney impaling, Gules, seme of cross crosslets, three luces haurient OR.
Under it on a scroll, Thomas Pulteney - Roise Lucy
The Pulteney arms were quartered with Lucy, Walshe and Byron.
He left a PCC will - PCC 24 Adeane.
In this will he names his heir Thomas Poultney and his other grandson William
Poultney. He also named his Godson Edward Andrews.
This is the father and mother of Elizabeth Poultney who married (1) Thomas
Andrews and (2) Sir William Feilding. In a chancery suit later she sues her
nephew Sir Thomas Poultney [who married Anne Shirley] and both are identified.
William Fyldyng and Elizabeth, his wife, late the wife of Thomas Andrewe, and
daughter of Thomas Pulteney, knight, deceased v. Thomas Pulteney, heir and
executor of the said Thomas Pulteney, knight: Detention of bonds by Andrewe to
purchase lands for the said Elizabeth's jointure, never executed.
George F. Farnham, Leicestershire Medieval Village Notes, Vol. III, Edgar
Backus, 1929, Leicester, sub Misterton, pages 227-229:
De Banco roll 903, Hilary, 3 Henry VII, 1488, membrane 378, Leycester: Thomas
Pulteney, of Misterton, esq, William Bradgate, of Petelyng Parva, v. Richard
Greene, of Foxton, and Thomas Wygyn, of Knaptoft, husbandmen, in pleas of £40
Ibid. Deed enrolled. Thomas Pounteney, of Misterton, co. Leicester, knight,
lately called Thomas Pounteney, esquire, came into court on 30 January in this
term and enrolled a deed in these words: "Know all men that we, Thomas
Pounteney, of Misterton, co. Leicester, knight, and John Pounteney, son and heir
apparent of the same Thomas, have quitclaimed to Reginald Sondes of Trulegh, co.
Kent, esq., and others as feoffees to the use of Reginald, his heirs, etc. all
the right and claim which we had or can have in the said manor of Trulegh."
Dated 3 December.
Inquisition p.m. Thomas Pulteney, knight, taken at Leicester on 20 June, 22
Henry VII, 1507. the jury say that Thomas Pulteney was seised in his demesne as
of fee of the manor of Misterton and 100 acres of meadow and 800 of pasture
in Misterton and the advowson of the church of Misterton. Also of the manor of
Pulteney and 1000 acres of pasture in Pulteney, 6 messuages and 10 virgates of
land in North Kilworth, a messuage and half virgate in South Kilworth and a
messuage in Lutterworth. The jury further say that Richard Howkyns, clerk, was
seised of the manor of Cotes Devyle and 100 acres of land, 40 of meadow and
200 of pasture in Cotes Devyle and so seised, by a charter dated 15 June, 8
Henry VII, 1493, granted the same to Rose Pulteney, widow, late the wife of John
Pulteney, esq., to hold for her life, and Rose is still thereof seised.
The manor of Misterton was held, as to one moiety, of William, bishop of
Lincoln, and as to the other moiety, of Thomas, marquis of Dorset, as of the fee
of Wynton, by a fourth part of a knight's fee.
The manor of Pulteney was similarly held. Thomas Pulteney died on 7 May last.
Thomas Pulteney is kinsman and next heir, namely, son of John, son of the
aforesaid Thomas Pulteney, knight, and aged 27 years and more.
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