Name: John Colville
Death: 11 AUG 1405 in Durham, co Durham
Residence: Arncliffe, Yorkshire
Cause: Beheaded with wife (reason unknown)
Note: 1 2 2|
Change Date: 21 MAR 2007
?On 20 August 1405, Sir John De Colville and his wife Alice D'Arcy from Arncliffe, Dale, England, were beheaded at Durham. For what reason is not known at this time.?
The story that Sir John de Colville's wife Alice was executed with
him is based on what I think is a misreading of John Hardyng's
Chronicle (pub. 1812), page 363:
"The Lord Hastynges at Duresme [Durham] was then take,
The lord Fauconbridge together in company,
Sir John Colvile of ye Dale and his make [mate],
Sir John Ruthyn, that knights were full manly
To th'erle of Northumberland openly,
Were headed at Duresme four upon a daye,
And to Warkworth remeuid in grete araye."
I do not read this as saying that Lady Colville was beheaded --
which would have been most extraordinary -- but that she was
captured at Durham, or taken there, with her husband. It is the
four men who were beheaded.
Sir John de Colville was not born c. 1377-80, but much earlier.
Sir John and his wife Alice had a grant of the manors of
Thimbleby, etc., in 1375. "Ingleby Arncliffe," Yorkshire Arch.
Journal 16:167. Their grandson and heir was aged 20 and upwards in
1414. Sir John's grandparents Robert Colville and Elizabeth
Conyers were married about 1330. Thus Sir John must have been born
Sir Robert de Colville, d.v.p.; m. Elizabeth, dau. of SirWilliam Fulthorpe.
Isabella de Colville, m. (1) John Wandesford, (2) John Fencotes.
Joan de Colville, m. Sir William Mauleverer.Page: Clan Colville
Father: William de Colville b: ABT 1314 in Dale Hawnby
Mother: Joan de Fauconburg
- Joan Colville
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