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Subject: Re: Bekering of Nottinghamshire/Vaux question
Date: 7 Sep 2005 02:43:50 -0700
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The published Visitation of Nottinghamshire 1569-1614, Harl. Soc. Pub.
Vol IV,, has two entries which make reference to Millicent Bekering.
At page 23 sub Markham we find:
1. Sir Alexander Markham, knight; constable of Nottingham Castle, Henry
2. John Markham, married Isabel (sic). Issue:
3a. Robert Markham, of Markham. Issue:
4a. "Scisseley ux. John Bray" [i.e. Cecily, married 1stly Thomas de
Bekering, 2ndly John de Bray - MAR]
4b. Berta (sic), married William Longvillers
4c. Agnes, married William St Crure (sic)
3b. John Markham. Issue:
4a. Robert Markham. Issue:
5a. John Markham. Issue:
6a. Robert Markham. Issue:
7a. John Markham, Lord Chief Justice, Common Pleas (sic); married (2)
"Millesent d & h of Sir John Bekering, knight; renupt. Sir William
Meering"; widow of Sir John Burden, knight.
The Markham arms are said to include a quartering "cheque gules &
argent, a bend sable" - i.e. Bekering.
At page 12 sub Mering:
"Sir William Mering of Mering, knight, married Maud (sic) d of Sir John
At page 13, the text of an MI at Great Markham church is quoted thus:
"Hic iac' d'na Milicent Mering quondam uxor Willm' Mering Militis qui
obiit 16 Septemb'r 1419"
(Here lies Dame Milicent Mering, sometime wife of William Mering,
knight, who died 16.9.1419)
This memorial was said to have three arms:
1. Mering impaling cheque gules & argent, a bend (sic) - i.e. Bekering
2. Markham impaling same
3. Three pilgrim's staves meeting in base gules (sic) impaling same.
If the date of 1400 is right for her purported son, John Markham the
younger, then she cannot have been born much before 1360, and thus
making her a daughter (but not an heiress) of Sir John Bekering
(c1338-1376) would be appropriate. However, I wonder whether she could
be connected with the John Bekering (b c1307) of Wiston, whom I mention
in my initial post [NB the other details in that post which I have
assigned to him, including the accolade, apparently belong to the
foregoing Sir John of Laxton etc, the only JB I know to have been
knighted]; she could even be an heiress of this John. Or...
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