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Anne (Milbourne) Rudhall (abt. 1478 - aft. 1555)

Anne Rudhall formerly Milbourne
Born about in Herefordshire, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married before 1498 in Englandmap
Descendants descendants
Died after in Herefordshire, Englandmap
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Anne Milbourne is a descendant of Magna Carta surety barons Roger le Bigod and Hugh le Bigod (see text below).



Anne Milbourne, the third surviving daughter and co-heiress of Simon Milbourne, Esq. of Tillington, Herefordshire and Jane Baskerville,[1] was born about 1478.[2]

She married before 1498 to William Rudhall, Esq. (1460-1530) of Rudhall (in Brampton Abbots), etc., Knight of the Shire for Herefordshire and Attorney General to Prince of Wales and Katharine of Aragon.[1] They had the following children:

During the period 1530-1532, Anne Rudhall, widow, was named as a defendant in a Chancery lawsuit over the partition of the estate of her father, Simon Milbourne, Esq. She was also sued in 1538-1544 by the Master and College of Fotheringhay regarding a Gloucestershire parsonage the she had inherited. In 1547, Anne presented to the church of Munsley, Herefordshire.[1]

In 1555, Anne obtained a renewal of her lease on the manor of Kingstone, Herefordshire for 21 years[1][2] and her grandson, John Rudhall, later purchased the renewal for £240.[4]

Anne died after 1555, her date of death unknown, and was buried in the church at Ross, Herefordshire.[1]

Research Notes

Prominent Ancestors

Anne is a descendant of John de Brienne, King of Jerusalem and Emperor of Constantinople.[5]


Children named in bio above are per Richardson, MCA 2d ed. vol. 4, page 365, but:

  1. Duncumb has another daughter, Isabelle, was born to William and Anne Rudhale, but no other information is given about her. He also states that William had a daughter, Elinor, who married William Higford (this is likely the same person as Elizabeth who m. William Hugford in MCA v.4 p.365).[4]
  2. Visitation has daughter Elizabeth m. "William Hockford of Dickleston, Gloucester".[3] (using Hugford per Richardson).
  3. Norr states that William and Anne Rudhale had 6 children, including John, Charles (b.c. 1504, m1. 1529 Maria Southworth b.1508 and/or m2.Alice Bromwich b.1518); Jane (b.c. 1500, m1. Read and m2. Scudmore) and Blanche (b. 1506 m. Vaughan), but Norr also names Elizabeth AND Eleanor as their children, as follows:[2]
Elizabeth (aka Isabel), b. c 1502, m. William Hockford;
Eleanor, b.c 1508, m. William Higford.

"Magna Carta Ancestry" Citations

MCA4 citations checked against hard copy of book and all other citations verified on 8/11/2019 tt.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 Richardson, Douglas, Magna Carta Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, 2nd edition, (Salt Lake City, Utah: the author, 2011), Vol. IV, p. 365-366, WOODWARD 12 [MCP link to Gateway Ancestors Sarah and Frances Woodward].
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Norr, Vernon M., Some Early English Pedigrees: Combined from Most Available Sources - 1958-1968, Arlington, VA: [s.n.], 1968. Available online at, page 85-86, 102.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 Weaver, F. W., comp. The Visitation of Herefordshire Made by Robert Cooke, Clarencieux, in 1569, Exeter: William Pollard, 1886. Access online at, p. 93.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Duncumb, John, Collections Towards the History and Antiquities of the County of Hereford. London: John Murray, Albemarle Street, 1882. Accessed online at Hathitrust, vol. 3, p.165 (family tree), p.218 (Kingstone lease).
  5. Roberts, Gary Boyd, The Royal Descents of 600 Immigrants. Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2004; [database on-line], Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2006: #467 p.385-6: Sarah Woodward through Theobald de Verdun, 2nd.

See also:

  • Richardson, Douglas, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 500-501 (death/burial).
  • Anne Milbourne entry in "Our Royal, Titled, Noble, and Commoner Ancestors and Cousins" (website, compiled by Mr. Marlyn Lewis, Portland, OR; accessed 8 Nov 2018).


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Anne (Milbourne) Rudhall appears in Magna Carta Ancestry in a Richardson-documented trail from Gateway Ancestors Sarah Woodward and Frances Woodward to Magna Carta Surety Barons Hugh le Bigod and Roger le Bigod (vol. IV, pages 365-368 WOODWARD). This trail was developed by Traci Thiessen and was reviewed/approved for the Magna Carta Project in September 2019 by Michael Cayley. The trail is outlined in the Magna Carta Trails section of the Gateway's profile.
See Base Camp for more information about identified Magna Carta trails and their status. See the project's glossary for project-specific terms, such as a "badged trail".

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I have reviewed and approved this profile for the Magna Carta Project and removed Project Protection as the profile does not meet current criteria for it
posted by Michael Cayley

Rejected matches › Anne (Thorp) Ruddle

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