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  • ID: I27136
  • Name: John Iwardby 1
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: ABT 1360 in Of, Gt. Hampden, Bucks
  • Death: 1435
  • Note: Old memorial
  • Burial: Missenden Abbey, Bucks
  • Occupation: Lord of Quainton, Bucks
  • MEM: Great Missenden, Bucks: Brass - only crest still extant
  • Note:

    There was/is a memorial brass in memory of John Iwardby and Katherine (Missenden) at Missenden Abbey. The article by Robert Joseph Curfman in "The Yale Descent from Braiose & Clare Through Pigott of Buckinghamshire," The American Genealogist, Vol 56," 1980: pg. 9, from George Lipscomb, "History of the County of Buckingham (London J & W Robins, 1847) 2:481f. includes this transcription:
    "There were anciently many fine brasses, in memory of the Missendens. On a brass affixed to the basement of the Altar Table, which is of oak, and modelled from an ancient tomb, is, 'Hic Jacet Johannis Iwardby Armiger et Katherine uxor ejus filia et haeres Bernardi de Missenden quae quaedum Katherina obiit die mensis Julii A.D. MCCCCXXXVI et dictus Johannes obiit die mensi An.Dom. MCCC [plus sveral illegible letters] quorum animabus propitietur Deus: Amen'...effigies of a man and woman; under the man, two sons; and under the woman, two daughters; and at their feet, the inscriptions before mentioned."
    Robert Joseph Curfman, The Yale Descent from Braiose & Clare Through Pigott of Buckinghamshire, The American Genealogist, (1980) Vol 56, pg. 5
    According to the Friends of Lydiard Tregoze, the John Iwardeby who d. 1470 married first Katherine Missenden (d. 1436) who was eventually the sole heir of her father Sir Bernard Missenden, d. 1409. John Iwardby's son John who married Sanchia Carew ended up having Missenden property, i.e. Farley Camberlayne.
    Died 16 Aug 1470. Of Fritznells, Surrey. Tallies writer to the Treasury for nearly 60 years.
    In Missenden church here is the inscription of a brass to John Iwardby and his wife Katherine the daughter of Bernard de Missenden; she died 1436, but the date of his death is left blank. The brass was evidently in the Abbey Church.
    This scenario seems to be the most likely as it takes into account the facts that we've got. It would look something like this:
    1) John Iwardby, d. before 1443, married Katherine Missenden, sole heiress of her father Bernard Missenden, Lord of Kelstern and Brackenborough; inq. p.m. 1424 by Isabella, dau. of John Frome. Katherine died in 1436 and was buried at Great Mussenden, co. Bucks. The Iwardby/Missenden children are John (of whom presently), Nicholas, Ann and Elizabeth.
    2) John Iwardby, died 1470 and was buried at Mapledurham, Oxon., married as second husband, Jane Annesley of Mapledurham (first husband being William Lynde d. 1438.) John purchased Fitznells, and inherited the Missenden manor of Farley Chamberlayne.
    3) Sir John Iwardby, K.B. d 1525. of Farley Chamberlayne, Fitznells, and Quainton, Bucks. m. Sanchia Carew of Purley, daughter of Nicholas Carew (1436-66). Sanchia is coheir of father and brother, inheriting Purley Magna.
    4) Jane Iwardby, d. 1553, m. John St. John d. 1512.
    (Kay Allen AG <>)
  • _UID: CA2D608B5AE64D1BB8F4392ACF7868C40C6D
  • Change Date: 24 SEP 2010

    Marriage 1 Katherine Missenden
    • Married:
    1. Has Children Nicholas Iwardby b: ABT 1390 in Quainton, Bucks
    2. Has Children Isabel Iwardby

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