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  • ID: I9061
  • Name: Thomasine Barrington
  • Sex: F
  • Birth: in Hoathley, Sussex
  • Death: 16 JAN 1498
  • Note: 1 2

    Some have her mother as Isabel Tatton.
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    An only daughter and heiress of her father, Thomasine, she was thrice married: first to William Lunsford, of Lunsford in Sussex; secondly to William Sydney, of Penshurst in Kent; and thirdly to John Hopton, of Cockfield Hall in the parish of Yoxford in Suffolk; in the church of which place her daughter by her second husband, William Sydney, is buried.
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    It was as the widow of her third husband that she made her own will, dated the 3rd of Nov. 1497, and proved 10th Feb. 1497-8, in which she describes herself as Thomasine Hopton, widow, of Yokkingfeld, Co Suffolk. (Evidently Cockfield in Yoxford?)
    To be buried in the church of Blythebourne in a tomb where my late husband John Hopton, Esq., lieth,* or else, if it fortune me to decease in Essex, then to be buried in Reileigh church. "I bequeath to the church of Moche Stanway my portous, an awter cloth of Weluett and gold brawderied with gawters. It'm I bequeth to the Church of Stanway to helpe bye a coope with xvjs. viijd. It'm I bequeth to the said church to therep'acions where moost nede is xls.+ It'm I forgive Robert Coppessherft all the money that he owith me at the day of making of this my p'nt testament. It'm I bequeth to Jane Wentworth to make her a noune at Broseyers, to her profession x marks."
    † †Will that my feoffees which have been enfeoffed of and in the manors of 'Lambrorne' [Lambourne] Hall and 'Crixeth halle' and 'Castelmersh' with their appurtenances and in 40 acres of land and 30 acres of pasture, 254 acres of marsh, 66 acres of wood, with their appurtenances in Canwedon, Railegh, Hoklegh. Wilkeford, Dounham, Rammesdon Belous, Rammedon Cray, Much Maldon, Little Maldon and Rochford Co. Essex, that they stand and be feoffees to the use and behoof of Edward Knyvet, Esq., his heirs and executors, and when he shall have fully received of the issues, revenues and profits of the said manors, then they to stand possessed thereof to the use and performance of my will to pay thereout to Dorothy Tendering, daughter of William Tendering £25 at marriage.
    † †Testratix mentions Thomasine Tendering my dau. deceased, my Grandfather Totham, Jane Lunsford and Emelyn her sister, Philippa dau. of Edward Knyvet. A bequest o John Hopton. "To making of the way from Lambon Hall to Canydon church xxs." Mentions also, Dame Alionora Townsende, William Lunsford, Anne Townsende. Thomasine dau of Nicholas Sydney, Dame Elizabeth Lunsford, nun, Elizabeth Knyvet, William Clopton, Dame Jane Blakeney, Dame Margery Caltharp [and gives legacies to them and many others]. She continues "I bequeth to the church of Railegh for the glasing of a wyndowe of the lief of Saint Thomas to the some of v marcs."#
    † †With respect to her Essex manors it was ordered,
    That there be levied £20 to the marriage of Thomasine Sydney [must be a cousin, not her dau, who had married and died], conditionally that Nicholas Sydney her father endeavour to aid the executors of my will. After Edward Knyvet hath levied 200 marks and £26 above all charges then William Lunsford to have and enjoy all the said lands in Ramsden Belhouse and Ramsden Cray to him and his heirs. Will that William Lunsford my son's son have no estate, possession or interest in the manor of 'Crixeth halle' and 'Castel marsh' in Co. Essex, and also of my lands in Rayleigh, Hockley, Wickford, Downham, Rocheford, Ramsden, Belhouse, Ramsden Cray. Will that debts, legacies, &c., be satisfied, and the Priest found for the space of 15 years which be behind for my grandfather Totham's soul--this Priest to sing for my grandfather Totham, his wife, his father and all souls that my grandfather was bounded to pray for; then said manors lands & tenements with their appurtenances to remain to the right heirs, the which is William Lunsford and his heirs, and, in default, then to his successors Jane and Emelyn, & then for want of issue of them, to the right heirs of my body according to Totham's will, except that I will that Nicholas Sydney have 12 marks for life, then to Son Lunsford, and his heirs according to the Totham will, and for default of any heirs of my body then to be sold according to the Totham will. Appoint executors Edward Knyvet, William Doune, Edward Harvie and William Alyn of Rayle, yeoman.
  • _UID: 4D1B5EF285264736A82D45E4937F54498DA4
  • Change Date: 10 FEB 2008



    Father: John Barrington b: ABT 1370 in Hoathly, Sussex
    Mother: Thomasine Totham

    Marriage 1 William Lunsford
    • Married: BEF 1437
    Children
    1. Has Children Eleanor Lunsford

    Marriage 2 William Sydney
    • Married:
    Children
    1. Has Children Nicholas Sydney b: ABT 1447
    2. Has Children William or John Sidney
    3. Has Children Thomasine Sidney b: ABT 1476

    Marriage 3 John Hopton
    • Married: AFT 1454
    • Note: Death of 2nd husband
    Children
    1. Has Children Elizabeth Hopton
    2. Has Children William Hopton b: 1450

    Sources:
    1. Text: TRANSACTIONS OF THE ESSEX ARCH∆OLOGICAL SOCIETY
      VOL. I.
      NEW SERIESCOLCHESTER:
      PRINTED BY W. WILES, TRINITY STREET
      M.DCCC.LXXVIII
      (pp 251-273)
      THE HISTORY OF THE BARRINGTON FAMILY
      EDITED BY G. ALAN LOWNDES, M.A
      http://www.south-frm.demon.co.uk/Genealogy/Barr.html
    2. Text: EXCERPTS FROM ANCIENT WILLS (No. 2.)
      By H. W. KING
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      TRANSACTIONS OF THE ESSEX ARCH∆OLOGICAL SOCIETY
      VOL. II., NEW SERIES
      COLCHESTER: PRINTED BY W. WILES, TRINITY STREET
      M.DCCC.LXXXIV
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