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John Dronsfield (abt. 1335 - aft. 1386)

John Dronsfield
Born about in West Bretton, Yorkshire, Englandmap
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Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
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Died after after about age 51 in West Bretton, Yorkshire, Englandmap
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John Dornfield was probably born at of West Bretton, Yorkshire, England.[1][2]

John de Dronsfield and John de Stainton were witness to a deed dated 20 OCT 1359. [3]


  1. Sir William Dronsfield
  2. Agnes (Dronsfield) Wentworth[4]
  3. Isabel (Dronsfield) Boswell or Bosville

Research Notes

An earlier version of this profile confused John Dronsfield with his son Sir William Dronsfield. Sir William died without legitimate heirs in 1406.


  1. Pedigree of Bosvile, Foster's Pedigrees, Vol. I, part 1
  2. The Ancestry of Dorothea Poyntz, by Ronny O. Bodine, p. 114.
  3. Dransfield, John N. A History of the Parish of Penistone (James H. Wood, Penistone, 1906) p. 20.
  4. Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. IV, p. 215-216
Some Local Deeds in the Public Record Office. The deeds are in Latin, and the letter and number attached to each item are those of the catalogue. "C.783 Grant by Richard Oxspryng, of Oxspryng, to Sir William Dronsfeld of Westbretton, knight, and Robert Corffe, of Wakefield, clerk of lands, tenements, etc., in the vills and within the bounds of Oxspryng and Derton. Monday the feast of St Gregrory the Pope, 4 Hen. IV. [ca. 1403] Seal injured."

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I also rm Agnes as wife - I think it's improbable that she married her son.
posted by [Living Buckner]
Fixed the tree too - now Isobel is no longer her father's sister...
posted by [Living Buckner]
RJ is correct. I'm going to make the name change, clean up the dates, and add a profile for the real Sir William.
posted by [Living Buckner]
This profile should be called John. This John had a son Sir William, whose heiresses Agnes and Isabel were his sisters not daughters.

John de Dronsfield (alive 1386) m 1st Joan (said to be Stainton), 2nd Isabel ___, and had William, Agnes, Isabel by 1st wife, and Richard, Thomas by 2nd wife.

William, born abt 1365, died 1406 while in office as Sheriff of Yorkshire. Married Grace ___ (rumoured to be Gascoigne), no legitimate children. One bastard, Richard Kexborough, dsp. William's coheiresses were his sisters, Agnes Wentworth and Isabel Bosvile (as per the half-blood rule - full sisters before half-brothers).

Hist. Parl.

The Oxspring deed quoted is dated 4 Hen IV (1402-3).

John Dronsfeld', Apprentice, and his wife Isabel paid 20s poll tax (the knight/squire rate) at Bretton in 1379. (Bretton = West Bretton, a detached part of Silkstone parish, but misidentified here as Monk Bretton)

posted by [Living Horace]

Rejected matches › Unknown Bromfield (abt.1350-)

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