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From: Douglas Richardson <>
Subject: New Light on Juliane, wife of William Dannet, of Leicester, bastard daughter of Henry, Duke of Lancaster
Date: Sat, 21 Feb 2009 13:40:04 -0800 (PST)


Dear Newsgroup ~

This past month I posted evidence which showed that Henry of
Lancaster, Duke of Lancaster (died 1361) [father-in-law of John of
Gaunt] had a hitherto unnoticed eldest daughter, Isabel of Lancaster,
which daughter evidently died young. In the post below, I'll discuss
new evidence regarding Duke Henry's bastard daughter, Juliane of
Lancaster, who married William Dannet, of the City of Leicester,
Leicestershire, and identify two children for William and Juliane.

There are two visitations of the Dannet family which affirm that a
certain William Dannet, married Juliane, bastard daughter of Henry of
Lancaster (died 1361), Duke of Lancaster:

1. Lennard & Vincent Vis. of Leicester 1619 (H.S.P. 2) (1870): 64
(Dannet pedigree: “Will’m Dannat. = Juliana fil. naturalis Henrici
Ducis Lancastriæ.”) (Dannet arms: Sable, guttée d’eau a canton
ermine).

2. Tresswell & Vincent Vis. of Shropshire 1623, 1569 & 1584 1 (H.S.P.
28) (1889): 160 (1623 Vis.) (Dannatt pedigree: “Wm Dannatt of
Westhope. = Juliana filia naturalis Henrici Ducis Lancastriæ.”)
(Dannatt arms: Argent, guttée de sang [a canton omitted]).

Until now, I had not been able to confirm Juliane Dannet's existence.
However, due to the kindness of Colin Dannatt, a Dannatt family
researcher, I've learned there are two records which prove Juliane's
existence. The first record is dated 1380, and it shows that William
and Juliane Dannet were married before Michaelmas of that year.

Reference: Farnham, Leicestershire Medieval Village Notes, Vol VI,
page 241.

De Banco Roll 480 Mich, 4 Richard II, 1380, m. 373,. Leyc.

William Danet, of Leycester, and Juliana his wife, v. Thomas
Bulkington, chaplain, in a plea of assault on Juliana at Leycester.
END OF QUOTE.

In the second record dated 1407, property in Cossington and Willoughby
Waterless, Leicestershire is settled by fine on William Danet and his
wife, Juliane, for life, with successive reversions to their sons,
John and William Danet.

Source: Farnham, Leicestershire Medieval Village Notes Vol VI page
241)

Fine. One week from St Michael [6 October], 9 Henry IV, 1407.

Between William Danet, the elder, and Juliana, his wife, plaintiffs,
and William Wynteley, clerk, Robert atte Broke, chaplain, and John
Donyngton of Leycester, defendants of 5 messuages, 4 virgates, 49 1/2
acres of land, 13 acres of meadow and a moiety of a rood of land in
Cossington and Willoughby Waterless. Grant to William and Juliana for
the term of their lives, the tenements shall remain to John, son of
the same William and Julian, and the heirs of his body, to hold of the
chief lords for ever. In default of such heirs, remainder to William,
brother of the same John, son of William Danet and Julian, and the
heirs of his body. In default of such heirs, 4 messuages and 4
virgates of land in the vill of Wylughby Waterles shall remain to the
right heirs of the aforesaid William Danet, to hold of the chief lords
for ever, and 1 messuage, 49 and a half acres of land and 13 acres of
meadow and a moiety of 1 rood of land in the vill of Cosyngton' shall
remain to the right heirs of the aforesaid Julian, to hold of the
chief lords for ever. END OF CITATION.

William Dannet, husband of Juliane of Lancaster, resided in the City
of Leicester, Leicestershire. He also held the manor of Dannet's Hall
in Bromkinsthorpe, Leicestershire, just outside of the City of
Leicester, which property had been in his family for many
generations. He appears to have been the son and heir of Henry
Dannet, who held a 1/12th part of one knight’s fee in 1361 at
Whetstone (in the parish of Enderby), Leicestershire under Henry, Duke
of Lancaster [Reference: Nichols, Hist. & Antiqs. of Leicestershire, 4
(1) (1807): 164]. This would explain how William Dannet met and
married the Duke's bastard daughter, his father being a tenant of the
Duke.

In summary, we now have confirming evidence that William Dannet, of
the City of Leicester, had a wife named Juliane, as stated in the
visitation pedigrees, as well as two sons, William and John. The son
John is not named in the visitation pedigrees and thus he is a new
member of the Lancaster family tree.

I've copied below my current file account of William Dannet and his
wife, Juliane of Lancaster, which includes other records of the life
of this couple. William Dannet and his wife, Juliane, left surviving
issue. Among their proven descendants is Gerard Dannet, Esq. (died
1520), of Bromkinsthorpe, Leicestershire, Privy Councillor to King
Henry VIII, who married Mary Belknap, a co-heiress of the Belkap
family.

If anyone knows any modern descendants of the Dannet family, I'd enjoy
hearing from them here on the newsgroup.

Best always, Douglas Richardson, Salt Lake City, Utah

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JULIANE OF LANCASTER & WILLIAM DANNET

I. JULIANE OF LANCASTER, married before Michaelmas 1380 (date of
lawsuit) WILLIAM DANNET (or DANET), of Leicester and Bromkinsthorpe,
Leicestershire, son and heir of Henry Dannet, of Bromkinsthorpe,
Leicestershire. They had two sons, William and John. He was a
collector of the subsidy for Leicestershire in 1379. In 1379, on
behalf of himself and the king, he sued Richard Belleman and Ellen
Belleman in a plea of withdrawal of service at Bromkinshtorpe,
Leicestershire. In 1380 he sued John Reynald and John de Barkeby in a
plea of a messuage in Bromkinsthorpe, Leicestershire. In 1380, as
“William Danet, of Leycester,” he and his wife, Juliane, sued Thomas
Bulkington, chaplain, in a plea of assault on Juliane at Leicester.
In 1381 he sued Robert Towcestre, butcher, in a plea of 20 shillings.
In 1384, as ‘William Danet, of Leycester,” he sued John de Leycester
and Thomas de Hertford, chaplains. William is mentioned as holding a
tenement in the City of Leicester in 1393 and 1397. In 1394 he sued
his servant, William Frollesworth, and his wife, Joan, in a plea of
breaking his close at Leicester and taking away his goods and chattels
worth £10. On 6 October 1407, William Wynceby, clerk, Robert atte
Brooke, chaplain, and another conveyed by fine to William Danet the
elder and Julian, his wife, for the term of their lives 1 messuage and
lands in Cossington and 4 messuages and lands in Willoughby Waterleys,
Leicestershire, with successive remainders to their sons, John and
William. Nichols, Hist. & Antiqs. of Leicestershire 3(1) (1800): 235
(Dannet pedigree) (Dannet arms: Sable, gutté de Argent, a canton
Ermine). Lennard & Vincent, Vis. of Leicester 1619 (H.S.P. 2) (1870):
64 (Dannet pedigree: “Will’m Dannat. = Juliana fil. naturalis Henrici
Ducis Lancastriæ.”) (Dannet arms: Sable, guttée d’eau a canton
ermine). Tresswell & Vincent, Vis. of Shropshire 1623, 1569 & 1584 1
(H.S.P. 28) (1889): 160 (1623 Vis.) (Dannatt pedigree: “Wm Dannatt of
Westhope. = Juliana filia naturalis Henrici Ducis Lancastriæ.”)
(Dannatt arms: Argent, guttée de sang [a canton omitted]). Bateson,
Recs. of the Borough of Leicester 2 (1901): 186–191, 207, 410–411.
Farnham, Leicestershire Medieval Village Notes 6 (19??): 241.
National Archives, CP 25/1/126/71, number 23 (fine dated 6 October 1407
—William Danet the elder and Julian, his wife, querents, and William
Wynceby, clerk, Robert atte Brooke, chaplain, and John Donyngton, of
Leicester, deforciants).



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