People: Danyell, Robert

Surname

Danyell (Daniel/Daniell)

Forename

Robert

Sex

Male

Marital Status

Unknown

Remarks

The allegation against which Pernell Danyell complained, filed as EDC 5/4/1, was that she had an incestuous relationship with her brother, Robert. She may have been the daughter of Peter Daniell of Tabley (near Knutsford), who had a son called Robert and a daughter, Parnell. Peter Daniell died 14 Henry VIII (1522/23) and his wife, Julian, died 20 years later. Robert was their second son.

Sources:

Pedigrees made at the Visitation of Cheshire, 1613, eds. Sir George J. Armytage and J. Paul Rylands (The Record Society of Lancashire and Cheshire, 58, 1909).

 

 

 

 

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EDC 5/4/1– named in the libel as brother of the plaintiff

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People: Danyell, Pernell

Surname

Danyell (Daniel/Daniell)

Forename

Pernell (Parnell)

Sex

Female

Parish

Rostherne (Knutsford chapelry)

Marital Status

Unmarried

Remarks

The allegation against which Pernell Danyell complained, filed as EDC 5/4/1, was that she had an incestuous relationship with her brother, Robert. She may have been the daughter of Peter Daniell of Tabley (near Knutsford), who had a son called Robert and a daughter, Parnell. Peter Daniell died 14 Henry VIII (1522/23) and his wife, Julian, died 20 years later.

Peter Daniell’s daughter, Parnell, married John Brassey or Bressey of Tiverton near Tarporley who died in 1566.

Source: 

Pedigrees made at the Visitation of Cheshire, 1613, eds. Sir George J. Armytage and J. Paul Rylands (The Record Society of Lancashire and Cheshire, 58, 1909).

 

 

 

 

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EDC 5/4/1 – plaintiff

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People: Carison, John

Surname

Carison

Forename

John

Sex

Male

Approx Year of Birth

1502

Parish

Shocklach

Marital Status

Unknown

Causes

EDC 5/3/2 – witness for the plaintiff; his deposition may be found at CALS EDC 2/2 f. 457v

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People: Heyton, Ralph

Surname

Heyton

Forename

Ralph

Sex

Male

Approx Year of Birth

1508

Parish

Deane

Marital Status

Unknown

Causes

EDC 5/3/2 – witness for the plaintiff; his deposition may be found at CALS EDC 2/2 ff. 457v-457v

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People: Crompton, James

Surname

Crompton

Forename

James

Sex

Male

Approx Year of Birth

1489

Parish

Deane

Marital Status

Unknown

Causes

EDC 5/3/2 – witness for the plaintiff; his deposition may be found at CALS EDC 2/2 ff. 456v-457

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People: Valentine, Thomas

Surname

Valentine (Valentyne/ Volantyne)

Forename

Thomas

Sex

Male

Parish

Eccles

Marital Status

Married

Occupation Status

Gentleman

Remarks

Thomas Valentine was the son of John Valentine and his wife, Joan Langtree. The Valentine family, originally from Flixton, occupied Bentcliffe (also known as Bencliffe or Beancliffe) Hall on the eastern outskirts of Eccles. The property remained in the family until it was sold about 1792.

The hall was demolished at the beginning of the nineteenth century as the area became increasingly industrialised.

In 1536 Thomas granted all his lands in Eccles, Barton and Worsley to his illegitimate sons, John and Richard.

The depositions in the causes referred to below indicate that he had been servant of Sir Richard Brereton but the two men had fallen out.

His will, made in March 1550, left the majority of his estate to his son, Richard, who may have been the illegitimate son who had benefited from the transfer of land in 1536. The will does not refer to any other family members. Although the doctrine of purgatory had been publicly debated since the 1540s, and officially condemned at times, the will bequeathed numerous small sums to servants and tenants to pray for his soul, suggesting that Thomas Valentine had remained a staunch Catholic.

There is no date of probate given, but the inventory is dated 8 April 1550, suggesting that the will was made shortly before he died.

Sources:

John Harland (ed.), Mamecestre, Volume 3 (Chetham Society, old series, 58, 1857), p. 492

Rev. G. J. Piccope, (ed.), Lancashire and Cheshire Wills and Inventories from the Ecclesiastical Court, Chester, 3 volumes (Chetham Society, old series, 51, 1860 (Second Portion), pp. 134-135

‘Townships: Barton’, in A History of the County of Lancaster: Volume 4, ed. William Farrer and J Brownbill (London, 1911), pp. 363-376. British History Online http://www.british-history.ac.uk/vch/lancs/vol4/pp363-376 [accessed 8 December 2022]

 

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EDC 5/3/1 – defendant
EDC 5/3/2 – defendant

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People: Holford, Katherine

Surname

Holford

Forename

Katherine

Sex

Female

Parish

Great Budworth

Marital Status

At Issue

Spouse Name

John - the defamation suit at EDC 5/1/11 centred upon whether Katherine and John were married

Remarks

John Holford was the eldest son of Robert Holford and his wife, Margery, he had at least five brothers.

John and Katherine were the parents of Francis Holford, who claimed that he had been defamed as a bastard by his uncle, Phillip Holford.

 

 

 

 

 

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EDC 5/1/11 – mentioned in the libel; mother of plaintiff

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People: Holford, John

Surname

Holford

Forename

John

Sex

Male

Parish

Great Budworth

Marital Status

At Issue

Spouse Name

Katherine - the defamation suit at EDC 5/1/11 centred upon whether Katherine and John were married

Occupation Status

Gentleman

Remarks

John Holford was the eldest son of Robert Holford and his wife, Margery, he had at least five brothers.

The family were in dispute about their landholdings and Margery’s will and during her lifetime she expressed concern that ‘hyr sonnes shuld the one kyll the other abowt yt’.

Following Margery’s death by September 1541 a cause relating to the validity of her will was brought in the Chester Consistory Court against Phillip, Urian and Katherine Holford.

Sources 

The Visitation of Cheshire in the year 1580, ed. J. Paul Rylands (The Harleian Society, 18, 1882), p. 125.

Depositions in the cause concerning the will of Margery Holford dec’d:
CALS EDC 2/2, pp. 394-398, 412-413.

 

 

 

 

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EDC 5/1/11 – mentioned in the libel; father of plaintiff

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People: Holford, Robert

Surname

Holford

Forename

Robert

Sex

Male

Parish

Great Budworth

Marital Status

Married

Spouse Name

Marjorie

Occupation Status

Gentleman

Remarks

Career: Robert Holford was the third son of Thomas Holford of Holford Hall in Plumley, Cheshire.

He married Margery and they had a number of children, including 6 sons, John, Phillip, Bartholomew, Owen, Matthew and Brian and at least 2 daughters named Martha and Katherine. Katherine was born about 1511.

Robert had died by 1538 because Margery, as his widow, was involved sometime between 1533 and 1538 in a lawsuit concerning land in Bosden (TNA C 1/827/17-19).

Sources:

The Visitation of Cheshire in the year 1580, ed. J. Paul Rylands (The Harleian Society, 18, 1882), p. 125.

The image of Holford Hall in 1883 is reproduced by kind permission of The Historic Society of Lancashire and Cheshire from A. Wolfgang, ‘Holford Hall’, Transactions of the Historic Society of Lancashire and Cheshire, volume 66 for 1914. Available online:
https://www.hslc.org.uk/journal/vol-66-1914/

 

 

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EDC 5/1/11 – mentioned in the libel; grandfather of plaintiff

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People: Hilton, William

Surname

Hilton (Hulton)

Forename

William

Sex

Male

Parish

Eccles

Marital Status

Unknown

Causes

EDC 5/2/1 – defendant

 

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