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  • ID: I17751
  • Name: John Colville
  • Prefix: Sir
  • Sex: M
  • Death: 11 AUG 1405 in Durham, co Durham
  • Residence: Arncliffe, Yorkshire
  • Cause: Beheaded with wife (reason unknown)
  • Note: 1 2 2

    ?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
    about 1350-55.

    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
  • _UID: C3E10BEA997B46648D54CF4BFD76CBF58576
  • Change Date: 21 MAR 2007

    Father: William de Colville b: ABT 1314 in Dale Hawnby
    Mother: Joan de Fauconburg

    Marriage 1 Alice Darcy
    • Married:
    1. Has Children Joan Colville
    2. Has Children Robert Colville

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