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Subject: Re: C.P. Correction: Elizabeth le Despenser,wife of Sir Ralph de Camoys, Lor...
Date: Sat, 30 Dec 2006 00:01:33 EST
Although the website
does not readily state its sources, it is writen in a way that makes one feel
that it has been researched in a scholarly manner. There are points at which
it makes its underlying source clear, and other points where it doesn't.
It a guideline. Two points on that site that made me sit up, in regards to
dating Thomas Lord Camoys birth, aside from Douglas' point.
1) "In 1374 he obtained a license to hold a weekly market in Broadwater...."
2) "[He] commanded the left wing of the army at Agincourt 24 Oct 1415"
These two statements taken with what else we know greatly limit the possible
birthrange of Thomas.
I cannot believe that a man who was leading a wing of an army would be older
than say 70
On the other hand, the 1372 inheritence aside, his obtaining a license for a
market in 1374 does suggest that he was of age at that time.
So his birthrange would be 1345 - 1353