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Edmund Hungerford (abt. 1405 - 1484)

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Sir Edmund "of Down Ampney" Hungerford
Born about in Farleigh castle, Farleigh Hungerford, Somerset, Englandmap
Husband of — married before [location unknown]
Died in Down Ampney, Gloucestershire, Englandmap
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Biography

Edmund Hungerford was a son of Sir Walter Hungerford, 1st Lord Hungerford, and his first wife, Katherine Peverell. He will, in due course, be provided with the estates of Down Ampney, in Gloustershire, and is the ancestor of the Hungerford of Down Ampney. He was the third son and likely born c. 1405. His father dies in 1449 and there is material which suggests that Edmund was resident at Down Ampney shortly after. In the Wiltshire Community History; Architecture of the Churches of St. Sampson and St. Mary, Cricklade[1] there is the suggestion that Edmund was the first of the family to reside at Down Ampney and that he erected the south chapel during the last quarter of the fifteenth century.

It is worth noting that he appears, in The visitation of the county of Gloucester, taken in the year 1623,[2] incorrectly as Edward and as the eldest son.

He marries Margaret Burnell, daughter and coheir to Edward Burnell, the son and heir apparent of Hugh Burnell, Lord Burnell. Edward Burnell had been killed at Agincourt, leaving three daughters, of whom Margaret, wife of Sir Edmund Hungerford, succeeded to the Burnell estates of the manor of East and West Ham, subject to the rights in dower of Edward's widow Elizabeth.[3]

He was knighted in 1426 and, Judging from the details of a number of Patent Rolls of the period, he appears to have been a knight in the King's service, sometimes "carver" between c. 1430 and 1450.

He appears in the Will of his father, dated 1449.[4]

Sir Edmund died on 26 March 1484,[5] and Margaret in 1486, 20 April.[6]

Family and Legacy

He marries Margaret (Margery) Burnell, daughter and coheir to Edward Burnell, the son and heir apparent of Hugh Burnell, Lord Burnell. Edward Burnell had been killed at Agincourt, leaving three daughters, of whom Margaret, wife of Sir Edmund Hungerford, succeeded to the Burnell estates of the manor of East and West Ham, subject to the rights in dower of Edward's widow Elizabeth.[7] This marriage, according to Burke's Peerage, is said to have occurred just before 8 Nov 1416 and that Margaret was about 7 years old at the time.

There is a discussion on the circumstances in Oswald Barron's work "The Ancestor; a quarterly review of county and family history, heraldry and antiquities", Volume 8 of January 1904.[8] Suffice to say that Sir Walter was opportunistic when it came to arranging this marriage and it cost him a significant amount of money to purchase the marriage from the King. The same source provides that Margery was born the youngest of three sisters and about 1410/11. When Sir Hugh Burnell, Lord Burnell, died, 27 Nov 1420, it was found that Joyce, wife of Thomas Erdyngton, the younger, aged twenty-four and more; Katharine Burnell, aged fourteen and more; and Margery, the wife of Edmund Hungerford, aged eleven and more, were his cousins and heirs, namely the daughters of Sir Edward Burnell, his son. Very shortly after this, Sir Walter Hungerford provides possession of a number of estates onto the young couple. However after the settlements it was discovered that Lord Burnell's actions were void and this created the impetus for legal disputes surrounding the estates that would linger for years.

Children

They had a significant number of children and the various sources vary on both the number and the identities. The attached graphic, taken at the Down Ampney estates, suggests:

  • Thomas Hungerford, who will marry Christian Halle.
  • Edward Hungerford, who will marry Ann Grey. He is the ancestor of the Hungerford's of Cadenham.

and 9 others. See graphics Hungerford of Down Ampney. Visitations of Gloustershire advises[9] that these 9 were:

  • Walter Hungreford, who married Margaret St. Leger, daughter of John St. Leger.
  • Bridget Hungerford, who married an unknown Delamore.
  • Catherin Hungerford, who married John Crickland (or Strickland).
  • Anne Hungerford, who married Henry Barber.
  • Margaret Hungerford, who married John Ferres, of Blunsdon.
  • Jane Hungerford, who married John Vyall (or Viall).
  • Edmund Hungerford.
  • Alain Hungerford.
  • John Hungerford.

It is worth noting that Visitations of Gloustershire[10] suggests that Edward Hungerford married Anne, daughter of John, Lord Ferrers of Grosby. This appears to have been assumed to have been a surname of Grey although there was no John Grey, Baron Ferrers of Grosby. The John, Baron Ferrers of Grosby, appears to have been Sir John Bourchier and, although wikipedia suggests he had no children by Elizabeth Ferrers, 6th Baroness Ferrers of Groby. In Visitations of Wiltshire[11] Edward Hungerford is said to have married Anne, the daughter of Sir Edward Grey, Baron Ferrers of Grosby, which is more probable.

Order of children; As is typical with a number of these generations the ordering, thus date of birth, of the children is near impossible to distinguish.


Sources

  1. Architecture of the Churches of St. Sampson and St. Mary, Cricklade
  2. The visitation of the county of Gloucester, taken in the year 1623; available at archive.org - Hungerford page 87, under Edward
  3. British History on line
  4. Testamenta vetusta, Vol 1, page 258, note 4
  5. The Ancestor; Ed. Oswald Barron; Volume 8, page 181
  6. The Ancestor; Ed. Oswald Barron; Volume 8, page 181
  7. British History on line
  8. The Ancestor; Ed. Oswald Barron; Volume 8, page 172 - 182
  9. The visitation of the county of Gloucester, taken in the year 1623; available at archive.org - Hungerford page 87, under Edward
  10. The visitation of the county of Gloucester, taken in the year 1623; available at archive.org - Hungerford page 87, under Edward
  11. The visitation of Wiltshire 1623; page 74 - Hungerford

See also:

  • Testamenta vetusta: being illustrations from wills, of manners, customs, &c. as well as of the descents and possessions of many distinguished families. From the reign of Henry the Second to the accession of Queen Elizabeth; Sir Nicholas Harris; Volume 1, available archive.org
  • The Ancestor; a quarterly review of county and family history, heraldry and antiquities; Ed. Oswald Barron; Volume 8, January 1904. Available at archive.org
  • The visitation of the county of Gloucester, taken in the year 1623; Chitting, Henry, d. 1638; College of Arms (Great Britain); Philipot, John, 1589?-1645; Camden, William, 1551-1623; Heane, William Crawshay, 1849- joint ed; Maclean, John, Sir, 1811-1895: available at archive.org - Hungerford starting page 87
  • The is a diagrammatic representation taken from the panes in the Down Ampney church although the copyright is uncertain. A copy is available on request from M Edmunds.


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On 23 Apr 2014 at 12:48 GMT Leigh (Hoolihan) Murrin wrote:

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