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Joan (Heronville) Nowell (abt. 1402 - aft. 1467)

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Joan Nowell formerly Heronville aka Leventhorpe, Beaumont, Noel
Born about in Wednesbury & Tynmore, Staffordshire, Englandmap
Daughter of and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married before 1438 [location unknown]
Wife of — married about 1439 [location unknown]
Wife of — married after 1452 [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Mother of
Died after in Thorpe in Balne, Yorkshire, Englandmap
Profile last modified 14 Aug 2018 | Created 5 Sep 2015
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Father Henry Heronville b. c 1375, d. 1406

Mother Margaret Spernore b. c 1380, d. 1441

Joan Heronville was born circa 1402 at of Wednesbury & Tynmore, Staffordshire, England - age 4 when her father died in 1406.[1][2] She was her father’s heiress, inheriting his lands at Wednesbury, Staffrdshire and other lands in that county.

Her 1st husband was William Leventhorpe, Esq., Escheator of Staffordshire.

She married Sir Henry Beaumont, son of Sir Henry Beaumont, 5th Lord Beaumont and Elizabeth Willoughby, before 1439; Her 2nd husband. They had 1 son (Sir Henry) and 1 daughter (Anne).[3]

Joan Heronville died after 28 June 1467 at of Thorpe in Balne, Yorkshire, England.

Her 3rd husband was Charles Nowell, Esq.[2] While she was in chapel at Thorpe in Balne, Yorkshire, attending Mass, on 27 October 1452, she was forcibly abducted by Edward Lancaster of Skipton in Craven. At the time she was contracted to marry Charles Nowell. She was made to go through a marriage ceremony with Edward Lancaster. Charles Nowell and her son Henry Beaumont petitioned Parliament, and it seems they were successful, as she subsequently married Charles Nowell, and she was living at Thorpe when Henry came of full age in 1460.[3]

Family 1

  • William Leventhorpe, Esq., Escheator of Staffordshire

Family 2

  • Sir Henry Beaumont b. c 1412, d. bt 3 Nov 1445 - 29 Sep 1446


  • Sir Henry
  • Anne

Family 3

  • Charles Nowell, Esq


  1. Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 86-87.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Plantagenet Ancestry of Seventeenth-Century Colonists, David Faris, Genealogical Publishing Co., 1996, p.187
  3. 3.0 3.1 Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. I, p. 162-163.

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