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Roger de Bradburne

circa 1350 - aft 1403

Father William de Bradburne
Mother unknown
Wife Lucy
Children John


Roger was probably born around 1350 (1), a younger son of William de Bradburne (2)

His father died sometime in or before 1368, and as all his uncles and cousins were also dead, he inherited the family lands (3)

The identity of his wife is not known, and his only known child is his son and heir John (19), who was probably born around 1370 (22).

Roger was party or witness to various grants etc from 1381 to 1403 (4)(5)(7)(8)(18). In March 1386, he was styled, armiger, and given letters of protection to go to Spain "with the king's uncle, John, King of Castille" (6). ("John, King of Castille", is better known as John of Gaunt, who was going to claim the throne of Castile, acquired via marriage)

He was seemingly a close associate of Nicholas de Kniveton, as from 1391 to 1393 he was involved in administering his estate, and establishing a chantry in his name (9)(10)(11)(12).

In 1394 he was appointed to arrest John Langley and gang (13), and in 1397 served as a knight of the shire (14).

He may be the same Roger de Bradburne, who in 1399 was granted a reversion of the manor of Sutton Passeys, 30 miles to the south east in Nottinghamshire (15)(16), and if so this could possibly be a clue as to either his wife's or his mother's origins.

In the spring of 1403, Roger and his son John were in trouble for their role in a disturbance in Kibblestone, Staffordshire. It appears they may have been acting in support of members of the Lathbury family (17), who Roger's son John and grandson Henry went on have continued dealings with. This could also be another clue to the identity of Roger's wife, or of his son John's.

He was last known to be alive that summer (18) and probably died soon afterwards.


Brief details of his children:



Sources:

  1. Roger's date of birth is estimated at around 1350 based on:
  2. Roger's father is named as William in just one contemporary document (3) (as well as a later Visitation (20)). No other children of William are known, but given that he is believed to have been in his forties when John was born, it seems more than likely that John would have had a number of older siblings (albeit no older brothers still living by 1368).
  3. Entry from the Plea Rolls, National Archives reference CP40/432, folio 469 reads (abbreviations expanded):
    D[omi]n[u]s Rex mandavit Iustic[ariis] suis hic br[ev]e suu[m] clausu[m] in hec v[er]ba E[d]wardus dei gr[aci]a Rex Angl[ie] D[omi]n[u]s hib[er]n[ie] &
    Aquit[anie] Iustic[ariis] suis de Banco sal[u]t[e]m mittim[us] vob[is] sub pede sigilli n[ost]ri transcriptu[m] pedis cuiusdam finis leuati in cur[ia]
    n[ost]ra coram Joh[ann]e de Stonore & soc[iis] suis Iustic[ariis] n[ost]ris de Banco anno regni n[ost]ri vicesimo p[er] breve n[ost]r[u]m Int[er] Will[ielmu]m fil[ium]
    Rog[er]i de Bradburne Iuniore[m] & margareta vx[or]em eius quer[entes] & Joh[ann]em Domville & matill[em] vx[or]em eius deforc[iantes] de uno
    mesuagio vna carucata quinq[ue] bouatis & triginta acris t[er]re decem marcatis redditus & medietate vnius molendini cu[m] p[er]tin[entiis]
    in Bradburne Asshburne Wircusworthe Perwyche Benteleye & Kneveton quod cora[m] nob[is] in cancellar[iam] n[ost]ram c[er]tis
    de causis venire fecim[us] mandantes q[uo]d inspecto enscr[i]pti finis p[re]d[ict]i vlt[er]ius ad p[ro]secuc[i]o[n]em Joh[ann]is de Bradburne
    avunc[u]li & her[edis] p[re]d[i]c[t]i Will[ielm]i fieri fac[iamus] q[uo]d de iure & s[e]c[un]d[u]m lege[s] & consuetudine[s] regni n[ost]ri fue[ri]t faciend[um]
    T[este] me ip[s]o apud Westm[onasterium] x die Novembr[is] anno r[egni] n[ostri] quadragesimo s[e]c[und]o Transcr[i]ptu[m] p[re]d[i]c[tu]m sequ[en]tu[m] in hec
    v[e]rba hec est finalis concordia f[a]c[t]a in cur[ia] d[omi]ni Regis apud Westm[onasterium] a die pasch[is] in tres septi[man]as anno
    regni Edwardi Regis Angl[ie] t[er]cij a conquestu vicesimo & regni eiusde[m] Regis ffranc[ie] septimo coram Joh[ann]e de
    stonore Will[ielm]o de sharshull rog[er]o hillary Ric[hard]o de Kelleshull Ric[hard]o de Wylughby & Joh[ann]e de stonford
    Iustic[ariis] & aliis d[omi]ni Regis fidelib[us] tunc ibi p[re]sentib[us] Int[er] Will[ielmu]m fil[ium] Rog[er]i de Bradeburne Iuniore[m] & margareta[m] vx[or]em
    eius quer[entes] & Joh[ann]em Domville & matill[em] vx[or]em eius deforc[iantes] de vno mesuagio vna carucata quinq[ue] bouatis &
    triginta acris t[er]re decem marcatis redditus & medietate vnius molendini cu[m] p[er]tin[entiis] in Bradeburne Asshburne
    Wircusworthe Perwyche Benteleye & Kneveton vnde pl[ac]itum conuenc[i]o[n]is sum[monitum] fuit int[er] eos in eade[m] cur[ia] scil[ice]t q[uo]d
    p[re]d[i]c[t]i Joh[ann]es & matill[is] concesserunt p[re]d[i]c[t]is Will[ielm]o & margarete p[re]d[i]c[t]a mesuagiu[m] carucata[m] t[er]re & redditu[m] cu[m] p[er]tin[entiis]
    Et illa eis reddiderunt in eadem cur[ia] h[ab]end[um] & tenend[um] eisdem Will[ielm]o & margarete & her[edibus] de corp[or]ib[us] ip[s]or[um]
    Will[ielm]i & margarete exeuntib[us] de capit[alibus] d[omi]nis feodi illius p[er] s[er]vicia que ad illa ten[ementa] p[er]tinent imp[er]p[etuu]m Et p[re]t[er]ea
    ijdem Joh[ann]es & matill[is] concesserunt p[ro] se & her[edibus] ip[s]ius matill[is] q[uo]d quinq[ue] bouate & triginta & quinq[ue] acre t[er]re cu[m] p[er]tin[entiis]
    in p[re]d[i]c[t]is villis de Kneveton & Perwyche quae Will[ielmu]s de Bradburne senior tenuit ad t[er]minu[m] vite Et eciam
    q[uo]d medietas p[re]d[i]c[t]i molendini cum p[er]tin[entiis] in p[re]d[i]c[t]a villa de Wircusworth qua[m] Ric[hard]us de Bradburne & Joh[ann]es de Bradburne
    tenuerunt ad t[er]minu[m] vite de h[er]editate p[re]d[i]c[t]e matill[is] die quo hec concordia f[a]c[t]a fuit Et que post decessu[m] ip[s]or[um] Will[ielm]i
    de Bradburne senioris Ric[hard]i & Joh[ann]is de Bradburne ad p[re]d[i]c[t]os Joh[ann]em Domville & matill[em] & her[edes] ip[s]ius matill[is] debuerunt
    rev[er]ti post decessum ip[s]or[um] Will[ielm]i de Bradburne senioris Ric[hard]i & Joh[ann]is de Bradburne integre remaneant p[re]d[i]c[t]is Will[ielm]o
    fil[io] Rog[er]i & margarete & heredib[us] suis p[re]d[i]c[t]is Tenend[um] simul cu[m] p[re]d[i]c[t]is mesuagio carucata t[er]re & redditu que eis
    p[er] finem istum remanent de capit[alibus] d[omi]nis feodi illius p[er] s[er]vicia que ad illa ten[ementa] pertinent imp[er]p[etuu]m Et si contingat
    q[uo]d ijdem Will[ielmu]s fil[ius] Rog[er]i & margareta obierint sine herede de corp[or]ib[us] suis exeunte tunc post decessu[m] ip[s]or[um]
    Will[ielm]i & margarete p[re]d[i]c[t]a ten[ementa] cu[m] p[er]tin[entiis] integre remanebunt rectis heredib[us] p[re]d[i]c[t]i Will[ielm]i fil[ii] Rog[er]i Tenend[um] de capit[alibus]
    d[omi]nis feodi illius p[er] s[er]vicia que ad p[re]d[i]c[t]a ten[ementa] p[er]tinent imp[er]p[etuu]m Et p[ro] hac concessione reddic[i]o[n]e fine & concordia ijdem
    Will[ielmu]s fil[ius] Rog[er]i & margareta dederunt p[re]d[i]c[t]is Joh[ann]i Domville & matill[i] quadraginta marcas argenti Et sup[er]
    hec ven[it] quidam Joh[ann]es de Aston ex p[ar]te p[re]d[i]c[t]i Joh[ann]is de Bradburne & dic[it] q[uo]d p[re]d[i]c[t]us Will[ielmu]s de Bradburne senior
    obiit & q[uo]d p[re]d[i]c[t]i Will[ielmu]s fil[ius] Rog[er]i & margareta obierunt sine herede de corp[or]ib[us] suis exeunte & q[uo]d p[re]d[i]c[t]i Joh[ann]es Domville
    & matillis vxor eius p[re]d[i]c[t]a mesuagiu[m] carucata[m] & triginta acras t[er]re & redditu[m] cum p[er]tin[entiis] in p[re]d[i]c[t]is vill[i]s de Bradburne
    Asshburne Benteleye & Kneveton que sunt p[ar]cell[a] ten[enementorum] p[re]d[i]c[t]or[um] in d[i]c[t]o fine content[o] ingressi sunt se q[uo]d quidam
    Nich[ola]us fitz huerd & Joh[ann]es Whythed p[ar]sona medietat[is] eccl[es]ie de mogynton p[re]d[i]c[t]as quinq[ue] bouat[as] t[er]re cu[m] p[er]tin[entiis]
    in p[re]d[i]c[t]a villa de Perwyche ingressi sunt & eas tenent cont[ra] forma[m] finis p[re]d[i]c[t]i Et pet[it] inde vnu[m] br[ev]e vic[o]
    Derb[iensis] ad p[re]muniend[um] p[re]d[i]c[t]es Joh[ann]em Domville & matill[em] et aliud br[ev]e eidem vic[o] ad p[re]muniend[um] p[re]d[i]c[t]es Nich[olau]m
    & Joh[ann]em Whythed essend[a] hic a die s[an]c[t]i hillar[ii] in xv dies osten[dendum] si quid it[a] vid[e]l[ice]t p[re]d[i]c[t]i Joh[ann]es Domville
    & matill[is] quare p[re]d[i]c[t]a ten[ementa] cu[m] p[er]tin[entiis] que ip[s]i tenent in forma p[re]d[i]c[t]a Et p[re]d[i]c[t]i Nich[ola]us & Joh[ann]es Whythed
    osten[dendum] quare p[re]d[i]c[t]e quinq[ue] bouate t[er]re quas ip[s]i tenet in forma p[re]d[i]c[t]a post morte[s] p[re]d[i]c[t]or[um] Will[ielm]i de Bradburne
    senioris Will[ielm]i fil[ii] Rog[er]i & margarete p[re]fati Joh[ann]i de Bradburne avunc[u]li & her[edis] p[re]d[i]c[t]i Will[ielm]i fil[ii] Rog[er]i
    reman[er]e non debeant iuxta forma[m] finis p[re]d[i]c[t]i si it[a] eo q[uo]d p[re]d[i]c[t]i Will[ielmu]s fil[ius] Rog[er]i & margareta obierunt
    sine her[ede] de corp[or]ib[us] suis exeunte Et ei concedunt it[a] postea sc[i]l[ice]t a die paschis in xv dies     tuncp[ro]x[ime] sequ[entem] ven[it] quidam Rog[er]us de Bradburne et dic[it] q[uo]d ip[s]i est consanguinens & her[es] p[re]d[i]c[t]i Will[ielm]i fil[ii] Rog[er]i videl[ice]t fil[ius] Will[ielm]i fr[atr]is Rog[er]i fr[atr]is
    p[re]d[i]c[t]i Will[ielm]i fil[ii] Rog[er]i qui fuit pars finis p[re]d[i]c[t]i eo q[uo]d p[re]d[i]c[t]us Joh[ann]es de Bradburne obiit sine her[ede] de corp[or]e suo
    exeunte et pet[it] br[ev]e ad p[re]muniend[um] p[re]d[i]c[t]es Nich[olau]m & Joh[ann]em Whythed essend[a] hic osten[dendum] si quid it[a] quare p[re]d[i]c[t]e
    quinq[ue] bouate t[er]re quas ip[s]i tenent in forma p[re]d[i]c[t]a post morte[s] p[re]d[i]c[t]or[um] Will[ielm]i de Bradburne senioris Will[ielm]i fil[ii] Rog[er]i
    & margar[ete] prefato Rog[er]o consang[uinens] & her[ede] p[re]d[i]c[t]i Will[ielm]i fil[ii] Rog[er]i remanere non debeant iuxta forma[m] finis p[re]d[i]c[t]i si it[a]
    eo q[uo]d it[a] et ei concedit reto[r]nabile hic in Crastino s[an]c[t]i Joh[ann]is Bapt[ist]e it[a] ad qu[ar]e ost[endend]um vic[um] non inc[urrit] br[ev]e Et sup[er]
    hac ven[it] p[re]d[i]c[t]us Rog[er]us & dic[it] q[uo]d p[re]d[i]c[t]us Nich[ola]us mortuus est & q[uo]d p[re]d[i]c[t]us Joh[ann]es Whythed est integre tenens
    de p[re]d[i]c[t]is quinq[ue] bouat[a] t[er]re in p[re]d[i]c[t]a villa de Perwyche & eas tenet cont[ra] forma[m] finis p[re]d[i]c[t]i et pet[it] br[ev]e p[re]d[i]c[t]o vic[o] Derb[iensis]
    ad p[re]muniend[um] p[re]d[i]c[tu]m Joh[ann]em Whythed essend[a] hic osten[dendum] in forma p[re]d[i]c[t]a si it[a] eo q[uo]d it[a] Et ei concedit reto[r]nabil[e] hic
    a die s[an]c[t]i Nich[ola]is in xv dies it[a] Et sup[er] hoc concessu[m] est p[er] Iustic[ariis] q[uo]d Joh[ann]es de Aston sequat[ur] p[ro] p[re]d[i]c[t]o Rog[er]o qui infra
    etate est v[er]sus p[re]d[i]c[tu]m Joh[ann]em de p[re]d[i]c[t]o pl[ac]ito

    This translates as:
    The Lord King has committed (to) his Justices this his close writ, in these words: Edward, (by) god's grace King of England, Lord of Ireland & the Aquitaine, (to) his Justices of the Bench, greetings; we send (to) you, under the foot of our seal, a transcript of the foot of that fine levied in the court of us, before John de Stonore & his colleagues, our Justices of the Bench, (in) the year of our reign the twentieth [1346], by means of our writ, Between William, son of Roger de Bradburne, the younger & Margaret his wife, querents, & John Domville & Matilda his wife, deforciants, concerning one messuage, one carucate, five bovates, & thirty acres of land, ten marks rent, & the moiety of one mill, with appurtenances, in Bradburne, Asshburne, Wircusworthe, Perwyche, Benteleye, & Kneveton, that before us in our chancery, the writ for certain causes we have caused to come, commanding that (by) inspection of the inscribed fine aforesaid, further to the prosecution of John de Bradburne, uncle & heir of the aforesaid William, we caused (it) to be done, that by law & according to the statutes & customs of our reign, will be done; Witness myself at Westminster, (on the) 10(th) day of November (in) the year of our reign the fortieth (&) second [1368], the Transcript aforesaid following in these words: this is the final agreement made in the court of the lord King at Westminster, from the day of Easter Sunday, within three weeks, (in) the year of the reign of Edward, King of England the third after the conquest, the twentieth, and (of) the reign of the same, King of France, the seventh [1346], before John de Stonore, William de Sharshull, Roger Hillary, Richard de Kelleshull, Richard de Wylughby, & John de Stonford, Justices, & other of the lord King's faithful (subjects) then there present, Between William, son of Roger de Bradeburne, the younger, & Margaret, the wife of him, querents, & John Domville & Matilda his wife, deforciants, concerning one messuage, one carucate, five bovates, & thirty acres of land, ten marks rent, & the moiety of one mill, with appurtenances, in Bradeburne, Asshburne, Wircusworthe, Perwyche, Benteleye, & Kneveton, concerning which a plea of covenant had been summoned between them in the same court, namely that the aforesaid John & Matilda have granted (to) the aforesaid William & Margaret the aforesaid messuage, carucate of land, & rent, with appurtenances, And those (to) them (they) have surrendered in the same court, to have & to hold (to) the same William & Margaret, & (to) the heirs from the bodies of the same William & Margaret issuing, (to be holden) of the chief lords of that fee, through the services which to that holding belong, in perpetuity. And moreover, the same John & Matilda have granted for themselves, & (for) the heirs of the same Matilda, that five bovates & thirty-&-five acres of land, with appurtenances, in the aforesaid towns of Kneveton & Perwyche, which William de Bradburne the elder has held for the term of (his) life, And furthermore, that the moiety of the aforesaid mill, with appurtenances, in the aforesaid town of Wircusworth, which Richard de Bradburne & John de Bradburne have held for the term of (their) life, according to the heirship of the aforesaid Matilda, (from) the day that this agreement was made, And which after the demise of the said William de Bradburne the elder, (and of) Richard & John de Bradburne, to the aforesaid John Domville & Matilda, & (to) the heirs of the same Matilda, (they) have owed the reversion; after the demise of the same William de Bradburne the elder, (& of) Richard & John de Bradburne, (the properties) wholly passed (to) the aforesaid William, son of Roger, & (to) Margaret, & (to) their heirs aforesaid, To hold likewise with the aforesaid messuage, carucate of land, & rent, which (to) them by means of this fine pass, (to be holden) of the chief lords of that fee, through the services which to that holding belong, in perpetuity. And if it come to pass that the same William, son of Roger, & Margaret should die without an heir from their bodies issuing, then after the demise of the same William & Margaret, the aforesaid holding, with appurtenances, wholly will pass (to) the right heirs of the aforesaid William, son of Roger, To hold of the chief lords of that fee, through the services which to that holding belong, in perpetuity. And for this grant, surrender, fine, & agreement, the same William, son of Roger, & Margaret have given (to) the aforesaid John Domville & Matilda forty marks of silver. And moreover, in this place comes a certain John de Aston, from the party of the aforesaid John de Bradburne, & states that the aforesaid William de Bradburne the elder has died, and that the aforesaid William, son of Roger, & Margaret have died without an heir from their bodies issuing, & that the aforesaid John Domville & Matilda his wife, the aforesaid messuage, carucate, & thirty acres of land, & rent, with appurtenances, in the aforesaid towns of Bradburne, Asshburne, Benteleye, & Kneveton, which are parcels of the holdings aforesaid, within the said fine paid, are entered into themselves, that a certain Nicholas Fitz Huerd & John Whythed, parson of the moiety of the Church of Mogynton, the aforesaid five bovates of land, with appurtenances, in the aforesaid town of Perwyche, are entered into, & hold them against the terms of the fine aforesaid. And (he) petitions thereupon one writ (for) the place of Derby, to summon the aforesaid John Domville & Matilda, and another writ likewise (for) the same place, to summon the aforesaid Nicholas & John Whythed, being in this place from the day of Saint Hillary, within 15 days, to be shown if any thus, namely the aforesaid John Domville & Matilda, wherefore the aforesaid holdings, with appurtenances, which the same hold according to the terms aforesaid, And the aforesaid Nicholas & John Whythed to be shown wherefore the aforesaid five bovates of land which the same holds according to the terms aforesaid after the deaths of the aforesaid William de Bradburne the elder, (of) William, son of Roger, & (of) Margaret, (of) the afore-mentioned John de Bradburne, uncle & heir of the aforesaid William, son of Roger, should not pass according to the terms of the fine aforesaid, if thus, because the aforesaid William, son of Roger, & Margaret have died without an heir from their bodies issuing. And (they) are granted (to) him thus afterwards, namely from the day of Easter Sunday, within 15 days; then next following, comes a certain Roger de Bradburne and states that the same is a blood-relative & heir of the aforesaid William, son of Roger, namely the son of William, brother of Roger, brother of the aforesaid William, son of Roger, who was part of the fine aforesaid, because the aforesaid John de Bradburne has died without an heir from his body issuing, and (he) petitions a writ to summon the aforesaid Nicholas & John Whythed, being in this place to be shown if any thus, wherefore the aforesaid five bovates of land which the same hold according to the terms aforesaid after the deaths of the aforesaid William de Bradburne senior, (of) William, son of Roger, & (of) Margaret, (to) the afore-mentioned Roger, blood-relative & heir of the aforesaid William, son of Roger, should not pass according to the terms of the fine aforesaid, if thus, because thus, and (it) is granted (to) him, returnable here on the Morrow of Saint John the Baptist, thus to be shown wherefore (in) the place (he) should not incur the writ. And moreover, here comes the aforesaid Roger, & states that the aforesaid Nicholas is dead, & that the aforesaid John Whythed is wholly the tenant of the aforesaid five bovates of land in the aforesaid town of Perwyche, & holds them against the terms of the fine aforesaid, and (he) petitions a writ (for) the aforesaid place of Derby, to summon the aforesaid John Whythed, being here to be shown in accordance with the terms aforesaid, if thus, because thus. And (it) is granted (to) him, returnable here from the day of Saint Nicholas, within 15 days thus. And during this (time), (it) has been granted by the Justices that John of Aston pursue (proceedings) on behalf of the aforesaid Roger, who under age is, against the aforesaid John, according to the aforesaid plea.
  4. Wolley Manuscripts, vi.57. British Library catalogue entry reads:
    Type of document : Grant
    Language : Latin
    Original date : 11 November, 5 Richard II
    Modern date : 11 November 1381
    Measurements : 99 x 248 mm
    Medium : Vellum
    Contents : Grant from William Doule of Plaistow to Roger de Bradburn, William Blount, chaplain, John Deacon, Richard Wodmon and John de Ilkeston, chaplain, of a messuage and all his lands and tenements in Plaistow, which were late of John, his brother. Dated at Wakebridge, co. Derby
    Endorsement : Plaistow.
    Bibliography : I. H. Jeayes, Derbyshire Charters, no. 1892
    Witnesses : William de Rolleston 'de La Lee'
    Roger Cubbell
    Adam del Hull
    Henry de Plastowe
    with others (not named)
    Grantors : William Doule of Plaistow
    Grantees : Roger de Bradburne
    William Blount
    John Deacon
    Richard Wodmon
    John de Ilkeston chaplain
    Seals : Pendent Red wax, round; cross moline, with ?crescent and 2 wavy lines at bottom; inscription, + (?) DOVLE SU; for William Doule.
    Full list of places : Plastowe [Plaistow, in Crich, co. Derby]
    Wakebrugge [Wakebridge, in Crich, co. Derby]
  5. "Okeover of Okeover" archive at Derbyshire Record Office. Item ref D231M/T306. Catalogue entry reads:
    1382
    Gift by John Cokayn of Ashbourne to Philip de Okore [Okeover], knight, Henry Wallor and William Hayward, chaplain, of all his goods and chattels, movable and immovable in Derbyshire, Staffordshire and elsewhere
    Witnesses: Nicholas de Stafford, John Basset, knights, Roger de Bradbourne, John de Bentley, Thomas Lymaster and others
    Sunday next after the feast of St Hilary (8 Jan) 5 Richard II

    Also appears as entry 76 in "Descriptive catalogue of Derbyshire charters", Jeayes.
  6. "Collections for a History of Staffordshire", Old Series, Volume XIV, Part 1. "Military service performed by Staffordshire tenants". Entry on p243 reads:
    FRENCH ROLL. 9 R II. 1385-1386.
    Nicholas Gerard, of co. Salop, scutifer, in garrison at Calais in the retinue of Desgar Says, knight, had letters of protection for half a year, dated 5th June. John de Bourghcher, chivaler, in garrison at Calais, had letters of attorney for a year, dated 4th May. Walter Berkele of Makesfeld, in co. Chester, in the king's service with William Vavasur, knight, in the retinue of John, King of Castille and Leon, and Duke of Lancaster, had letters of protection for a year.
    John Roweley, armiger, of Tamworth, who was about to proceed to Picardy in the retinue of John de Athirston, Captain of the Castle of Puylle, had the same, 8th March. Robert de Standisshe, knight, about to proceed to Spain with the king's uncle, John, King of Castille and Leon, and Duke of Lancaster, had letters of attorney for a year in the names of Ralph de Standisshe and Robert de Standisshe, dated 26th April. License to Hugh, Earl of Stafford, to go abroad on a journey "pro certis honestis et rationabilibus causes" which were known to the king, dated 27th March.
    Thomas Blount, knight, about to proceed abroad in the retinue of Thomas de Percy, knight, with the king's uncle, John, King of Castille, etc., had letters of protection, dated 6th April.
    The following about to proceed to Spain with the king's uncle John, King of Castille, etc., had letters of attorney.
    Ralph Bracebrigge, knight, in the names of Humfrey Halughton and William Bole, clerk, dated 18th March.
    Walter Blount, chivaler,
    Walter Ursewyk (Erdeswick), chivaler,
    Thomas Asteleye, of Hillmoreton, chivaler, 3rd April.
    And John de Holand, chivaler, 5th April, had the same.
    Roger de Bradburne, of co. Derby, armiger, had the same, in the names of John de Aston, of Aston, and William de la Pole, 31st March.
  7. "Descriptive Catalogue of Derbyshire Charters", Jeayes. Entry 1924 reads:
    Quitclaim from Ralph Meignell, John Dabrychcot, John de Foston, knights, John Curzon of Ketelston, Roger de Bradborne, Robert Martell, Thomas de Sutton, and John de Aston to Thomas de Wednesley, knt., Roger de Cryche, parson of Whityngton, William de Adderley, and others, of all the lands in Rodboume, Mogynton and Egyngton, which they hold by feoffment of John de Staunton of Rodburne, chaplain. Witn. Robert de Twyford, John Basset, knts, Oliver de Barton etc. Dat. M. b. F. of SS. Simon and Jude [28 Oct.], 12 Ric II [1388]. (Kerry xix. 297.)
  8. Wolley Manuscripts, vi.26. British Library catalogue entry reads:
    Type of document : Release
    Language : French
    Original date : St Mark, 13 Richard II
    Modern date : 25 April 1390
    Measurements : 114 x 241 mm
    Medium : Vellum
    Contents : Release from John de Cressy, parson of Longford, John Houbelle, parson of Wingfield, William de Monyasche, parson of Bonsall, and Thomas Woumbewelle, to Nicholas de Knyveton, of 3 acres of land which he held of the feoffment of 'Monsieur' (Sir) John Cokayn in Underwood, between le Baxtresiche and Mountjoie meadow in length and Scolebroke and 'le haute chymyn' (the high way) in Underwood in width. Dated at Underwood, co. Derby.
    Endorsement : Release between Mons. John Cokayn and Nicholas de Knyveton. Of lands in Underwood.
    Public memoranda : See also Jeayes no. 77 for deed with many of the same grantors. For the seal see ~Dictionary of British Arms. Medieval Ordinary~, vol. i, p. 388.
    Bibliography : I. H. Jeayes, Derbyshire Charters, no. 2416
    Witnesses : Sir Nicholas de Montegomery
    Sir Philip de Okere
    Sir John de la Pole
    Roger de Bradbourne
    Richard Cokayn
    Richard Spicer
    William de Hyde chaplain
    with others (not named)
    Grantors : John de Cressy parson of Longford
    John Houbelle parson of Wingfield
    William de Monyasche parson of Bonsall
    Thomas Woumbewelle [Wombewell]
    Grantees : Nicholas de Knyveton
    Seals : Pendent Tag and seal missing
    Pendent Red wax, round; initial letter 'I' within decorated circle; inscription; indistinct.
    Pendent Red wax, round; bird with twig in mouth, with foliage; inscription; indistinct.
    Pendent Red wax, round; shield of arms; on a bend a mullet, between 6 unicorns' heads couped, surmounted by 2 roses; inscription, SIGILL' THOME D[E W]OMEBELL; for Thomas Wombwell.
    Full list of places : Undrewode [Offcote and Underwood, co. Derby]
    Longeford [Longford, co. Derby]
    Wynfeld [Wingfield, co. Derby]
    Bondesale [Bonsall, co. Derby]
    Monyasche [Monyash, co. Derby]
  9. Wolley Manuscripts, vi.41. British Library catalogue entry reads:
    Type of document : Grant
    Language : Latin
    Original date : SS Peter and Paul, 1391
    Modern date : 29 June 1391
    Measurements : 189 x 302 mm
    Medium : Vellum
    Contents : Grant by William Beke, vicar of Sawley, John Fitzherbert and Richard Spicer, to Joan, widow of Nicholas de Knyveton, of the manor of Mercaston, with appurtenances in Mercaston and Mugginton, for her life, with reversion to Thomas, son of Nicholas de Knyveton, with remainder to Nicholas, brother of the said Thomas, Matilda, sister of Thomas and Nicholas, Henry de Knyveton [Kniveton], parson of Norbury, Robert de Knyveton [Kniveton], vicar of Doveridge, John de Knyveton [Kniveton], son of Agnes Aldelem, William de Knyveton [Kniveton], son of William de Knyveton of Bradley, and finally to the right heirs of Nicholas de Knyveton, father of the said Thomas, Nicholas and Matilda. Dated at Mercaston, co. Derby.
    Public memoranda : Identical to Wolley Charter vi. 48.
    Bibliography : I. H. Jeayes, Derbyshire Charters, no. 1692
    Witnesses : Sir Nicholas de Montgomery
    Sir Walter Blount
    Sir John Bassett
    Sir John Cokayn
    Sir John de la Pole
    Robert de Twyford
    Roger de Bradburne
    John Curson [Curzon] of Kedleston
    Ralph de Braylesford
    Richard Cokayn
    William de Hyde
    with others (not named)
    Grantors : William Beke vicar of Sawley
    John Fitzherbert
    Richard Spicer
    Grantees : Joan de Knyveton [Kniveton] widow of Nicholas de Knyveton [Kniveton]
    Seals : Pendent Red wax, round; initial letter 'W', crowned, in a circle.
    Pendent Red wax, round; a naked man running, holding a ?torch
    Pendent Red wax, round; ; beast's head with tongue lolling out; inscription, ?SIGILLUM DE JOHNE FI' HARBART; for John Fitzherbert.
    Full list of places : Sallow [Sawley, co. Derby]
    Murcaston [Mercaston, co. Derby]
    Mogynton [Mugginton, co. Derby]
    Northbury [Norbury, co. Derby]
    Dubbrugg [Doveridge, co. Derby]
    Ketleston [Kedleston, co. Derby]
  10. "Patent Rolls of the Reign of Richard II, Vol 5, 1391-1396". Entry on p138 reads:
    [1392] Aug 8. Licence, for 20 paid to the king by William de Hyde, chaplain, for the alienation in mortmain by John Cokeyn, knight, John de Knyveton, Roger de Bradburn and Richard Cokeyn of 100s. ot rent issuing from the manor of Myrcaston, not held in chief, to a chaplain for celebratin" divine service daily at the altar of the Holy Cross in the church of St. Oswald, Assheburn, for the good estate of the said William, Joan, late the wife ot Nicholas de Knyveton, Henry de Knyveton and Robert de Knyveton. and for their souls after death and tbe souls of Nicholas de Knyveton, William de Knyveton and Margery, his wife, Thomas de Knyveton, their kindred, friends and benefactors, and others.
  11. The National Archives. Inquisitions taken as a result of applications to the Crown for licences to alienate land. Ref C 143/418/16. Catalogue entry reads:
    John Cokeyn, knight, John de Knyveton, Roger de Bradburn, and Richard Cokeyn to grant rent in the manor of Mercaston to a chaplain at the altar of the Holy Cross in the church of St. Oswald, Ashbourne, retaining land in Ashbourne, Ballidon, and Bradbourne. Derby.
    16 RICHARD II.
  12. "Descriptive Catalogue of Derbyshire Charters", Jeayes. Entry 1693 reads:
    Grant from John Cokayn, knt., John de Knyveton of Bradley, Roger de Bradburne, and Richard Cokayn, to William de Hyde, chaplain of the church of St. Oswald at Asscheburn, of an annual rent of 100s. from the manor of Mircaston, in which they had been enfeoffed by Nicholas de Knyveton of Underwood esq, to found a chantry there, and for prayers for the souls of Johanna, widow of the said Nicholas, Henry de Knyveton, Robert de Knyveton, Nicholas de Knyveton, William de Knyveton, and Margery his wife, and Thomas de Knyveton, also for John, Duke of Aquitaine and Lancaster, from whom the manor was held, and John de Schepye, Dean of Lincoln.
    Witn. Nicholas de Mountgomery, Walter Blount, Philip de Okore, Nicholas de Longeford, knts etc. Dat. Asschburne, S. Nat. of BVM. [8 Sept.], 1392. At the foot are confirmations of the grant by the said John [de Schepeye], Dean of Lincoln, and John [Burghill], Bishop of Lichfield and Coventry, dated, respectively, Lincoln, 18 Mar., 1392, and Eccleshall, 10 July, 1404. (Woll. xi. 31.)
  13. "Patent Rolls of the Reign of Richard II, Vol 5, 1391-1396". Entry on p519 reads:
    [1394] July 3. Appointment of Nicholas Mountgomery, Philip de Okore, John Bagot and Roger Bradborne, on complaint by John Tok of Sydenfen, co. Derby, that at the instigation of John Langeley the elder, John Langeley the younger and Richard, his brother, and Ralph Strong, assemling several evildoers, came armed to his house at Sydenfen to kill him, and there and elsewhere in the counties of Derby, Leicester and Stafford, where he commonly passes, lay armed in ambush for that purpose and still lie, so that he cannot attend to his affairs, to arrest those men and compel them to find mainpernors to do no evil to the said John, his men or servants, otherwise to imprison them until they do; and to certify the king touching the security taken.
  14. "Close Rolls of the Reign of Richard II, Vol 6, 1396-1399". Entry on p134 reads:
    [1397] Feb 12. To [sheriff of] Derbyshire. [Writ de expensis for] 12 [in favour of William Detheke, knight and Roger de Braddeburne, knights of the shire at the parliament summoned at Westminster on the feast of St Vincent last, namely 4s a day each] for 30 days.
  15. "Title deeds of the Willoughby Family of Wollaton, Nottinghamshire, Middleton, Warwickshire and Birdsall, Yorkshire; 12th century-1662", Nottingham University Archives. Item ref Mi D 1594. Catalogue entry reads:
    Title : Grant of reversion, John Dabriggecourt to Hugh Willoughby. Location: Wollaton and Sutton Passeys, Nottinghamshire
    DatesOfCreation : 24 June 1399
    ContentDescription : John Dabriggecourt who, in the right of his wife Matilda for the term of her life, holds the manor of Sutton Passeys in the county of Nottingham along with 14 messuages and 14 bovates of land with its serfs and households in Wollaton which Adam de Wellum formerly had of the gift and fee of Roger Morteyn, the reversion belonging to Hugh Wylughby clerk.
    Terms : Sir John Dabriggecourt agrees and attornes that Hugh Wylughby may settle the reversion on John Dabriggecourt junior, Roger de Bradburne, Edmund Wylughby and John del Kerre junior.
    Date: ? of St. John the Baptist, 23 Richard II. (Agreement covered by deed Mi D 1089 is directly related and is dated morning after Feast of St. John Baptist)
  16. "Title deeds of the Willoughby Family of Wollaton, Nottinghamshire, Middleton, Warwickshire and Birdsall, Yorkshire; 12th century-1662", Nottingham University Archives. Item ref Mi D 1089. Catalogue entry reads:
    Title : Grant of reversion, Hugh de Willoughby to John Dabridgecourt, Roger Bradburne, Edmund de Willoughby and John del Kerre.
    Location : Sutton Passeys, Nottinghamshire
    DatesOfCreation : 25 June 1399
    ContentDescription : Whereas John Dabriggecourt and Matilda his wife hold the manor of Sutton Passeys for the term of her life, along with 14 messuages, 14 bovates of land with its serfs and their households in Wollaton, remainder to dominus Hugo de Wylughby, clerk after Matilda's death, Hugo releases this reversion to John Dabriggecourt (junior), Roger Bradburne, Edmund de Wylughby and John del Kerre (junior).
    Terms : To be held by the named as capital demesne fee for services thence due.
    Date : Morning after Feast of St. John Baptist, 23 Richard II
    Witness: Cokefield (Cokfeld), Robert, miles, fl 1399 & Burton, John de, miles, fl 1399 & Strelley, Nicholas, fl 1399 & Sawley (Sallowe), William de, fl 1399 & Eland, William, fl 1399
  17. Collections for a History of Staffordshire, Vol XV, 1894, page 109, listing extracts from the De Banco Rolls reads:
    DE BANCO.   TRINITY, 4 H.IV [Spring 1403]
    Staff. William Mosse, clerk, Walter Swan, clerk, and Robert Say, clerk, sued Alured Lathebery, chiavler, and John his son, and Roger Bradburne, and John his son, John Langham, William Hunte, John Garlond, Richard Ruggelely, Thomas Tichull, William Boturton, and five others for breaking into their houses at Cubblesdon, for which they claimed 40 as damages. None of the defendants appeared, and the Sheriff was ordered to arrest and produce them on the Quindene of St Michael.
  18. "Descriptive Catalogue of Derbyshire Charters", Jeayes. Entry 1929 reads:
    Grant from William Dethek, knt., to Reginald his son and his heirs in tail male of all his lands in the fee of Rodburn excepting two cottages, with reversion, if the said Reginald die without male issue, to his sons Thomas, Roger, William, and their heirs in tail male in succession. Witn. Dom. John Basset, knt., John Curson, Robert Twyford, Roger de Bradburn, etc. Dat. S. a. F. of SS. Peter and Paul [29 June], 4 Hen. IV. [1403]. (Kerry xix. 299.)
  19. The visitations of 1569/1611 claim that Roger Bradburne was succeeded by a son Henry (20). However Roger is last found to be alive in 1403 (18), while Henry is not found mentioned before 1432 (21) - a gap whose length suggests a single missing generation.
    A document from Trinity term 4 Henry VI (17) [1403] shows that Roger had a son called John. As John is found to be holding the family lands at Hough/Hulland during the period up until 1431/32 (22), i.e. just before Henry first appears, there is no doubt that Henry was actually the heir of Roger's son John. Whilst Henry could feasibly have been John's younger brother, and a younger son of Roger, the lengths of time, and hence relative ages of the men make it seem far more likely Roger was the father of John, who was the father of Henry.
  20. Pedigree of the Bradburne family in the visitations of 1569 and 1611 (as published in "The Genealogist (New Series)" Volumes 7 & 8).
  21. See Henry's page for details.
  22. See John's page for details.



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