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: Done, Ralph (vicar of Over)

Surname

Done (Downe/ Donne)

Forename

Ralph

Sex

Male

Parish

Over

Marital Status

Unmarried

Occupation Status

Clerk; vicar of Over

Remarks


CCEd person ID
33204

Career:

Ralph Done was instituted vicar of Over on 30 June 1525, following the death of the previous incumbent.

In 1555, while he was still vicar and Queen Mary had restored Catholicism in England, he was accused of having married Alice, his servant. If he had been married, he would have been deprived of his living as the Catholic church did not permit its clergy to marry. He appeared before the Consistory Court and admitted that he had committed fornication with Alice and fathered several children but had never married her. He was able to establish his innocence by compurgation ‘with four hands’ and four local clergy duly swore that they believed he had not been married.

He continued as vicar but had been replaced by December 1562.

Further notes: The parish of Over had been wholly impropriated by the nunnery of Chester, although the tithes of the parish had passed to Vale Royal Abbey by grant and lease by 1475. When the nunnery surrendered to the Crown in 1540 the bishop of Chester acquired the rectory and advowson of Over. However, the tithes of the parish became a contentious issue following the dissolution of Vale Royal Abbey in 1538 when the nuns’ lease came to an end.

Additionally, the church just outside the abbey gate, known as Whitegate, had passed into the hands of the King in 1538 but Ralph Done, as vicar of Over, claimed that this was not a parish church, but a chapelry of the parish of Over which entitled him to the tithes arising. An Act of Parliament was passed in 1542 which created the parish of Whitegate, separate from Over, thus ending any claim by Over to the Whitegate tithes.

Sources:

George Ormerod, The History of the County Palatine and City of Chester, vol. 2 (second edition, revised and enlarged by T. Helsby, London, 1882).

Cheshire Sheaf, 3rd series, xxiv, p. 27.

Victoria County History online
https://www.british-history.ac.uk/vch/ches/vol3/pp146-150

CALS EDC 1/14 ff. 39v-40.

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EDC 5/1/8 – plaintiff

 

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People: Davie, Thomas

Surname

Davie

Forename

Thomas

Sex

Male

Parish

Chester, St Mary

Marital Status

At Issue

Spouse Name

Elizabeth Meycock

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EDC 5/1580/4 – defendant

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People: Darcie, Cecily

Surname

Darcie (Darcy, Darcey)

Forename

Cecily

Sex

Female

Parish

Chester, St Oswald

Marital Status

At Issue

Spouse Name

Thomas

Remarks

Cecily Darcie was said to have committed adultery with Francis Ederman, a German by birth, and to have borne his child, named Francis.

 

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EDC 5/1580/2 – defendant

EDC 5/1580/3 – defendant

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People: Darcie, Thomas

Surname

Darcie (Darcy, Darcey)

Forename

Thomas

Sex

Male

Parish

Chester, St Peter

Marital Status

At Issue

Spouse Name

Cecily

Occupation Status

Gentleman

Remarks

 

 

Causes

EDC 5/1580/2 – plaintiff

EDC 5/1580/3 – plaintiff

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People: Davies, Elizabeth

Surname

Davies

Forename

Elizabeth

Sex

Female

Marital Status

Unknown

Remarks

 

 

Causes

EDC 5/1580/1– accused of adultery with defendant

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People: ap David, Reginald

Surname

ap David

Forename

Reginald

Sex

Male

Parish

Bangor

Marital Status

Unknown

Causes

EDC 5/1566/15 – defendant
EDC 5/1575/15 – defendant

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People: Dodd, Hugh (rector of Coddington)

Surname

Dodd

Forename

Hugh

Sex

Male

Marital Status

Unknown

Occupation Status

Clerk; rector of Coddington

Remarks


CCEd person ID
33347

Career: according to the record of his institution at Coddington he was a Master of Arts, but no records of his university career have been traced; included in the list of clergy at Malpas in 1548; appointed rector of Coddington on 25 January 1559.

Further notes: He signed the Act of Three Articles as Rector of Coddington in 1563. Although the date he left the parish is not known, he was no longer rector there by 1592 in which year an episcopal visitation recorded that the ‘rood lofte standeth undefaced and full of idolatrie pictures’. These should have been removed by 1559, so their continued presence throughout Dodd’s period as rector suggests that he was not entirely in favour of the Elizabethan Settlement of Religion, despite having signed the articles in 1563.

Sources:

CALS, EDV 2/2, f. 1.

F. Irvine, ‘The Bishop of Chester’s Visitation Book, 1592’, Journal of the Architectural, Archælogical and Historic Society for the County and the City of Chester and North Wales, vol.v, part iv (1895), pp. 384-426.

Cheshire Sheaf, 3rd series, i, pp. 33-35.

Causes

EDC 5/1566/12 – plaintiff

EDC 5/1566/14 – witness to the sentence. He was possibly in attendance at court because of his own tithe cause.

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People: Davenport, Robert

Surname

Davenport

Forename

Robert

Sex

Male

Marital Status

Unknown

Remarks

 

Sources:

J. P. Earwaker, East Cheshire Past and Present, vol. 2, p. 603.
George Ormerod, The History of the County Palatine and City of Chester, vol. iii, p. 578.

Causes

EDC 5/1566/7– witness to the sentence

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