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John Nowell Esq.

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John Nowell Esq.
Born [date unknown] in Lancashire, Englandmap
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Husband of — married 1486 [location unknown]
Husband of — married before 1505 [location unknown]
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Died in Lancashire, Englandmap
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John Nowell is in a trail badged by the Magna Carta Project to surety baron Robert de Ros (see text below).

Contents

Biography

Parentage and Residence

John Nowell was the son of Roger Nowell and Grace Townley. [1][2] John's birth year is uncertain. The contract for his first marriage is dated 1486[3], but the contract may have been made while he was a child.

He lived in Read, Lancashire. [1][4]

First Marriage

John married twice. His first wife was Dowsabell Hesketh, daughter of Robert Hesketh of Rufford, Lancashire.[1][5][6] Their marriage contract is dated 29 August 1486[3][7], and they had one son:

Second Marriage

John's second wife was Elizabeth Kaye[1][2][3][5], and they probably married before 1505.[7] They had at least four sons and eight daughters (the precise number is uncertain - see Research Notes):

Death

John Nowell died in 1526.[3][4][5]

Research Notes

Children

Flower's 1567 Visitation of Lancashire mistakenly ascribes all John Nowell's children to his marriage to 'Dowce' Heskett (Dowsabell Hesketh).[6]

It is not known for certain how many children John had by his second marriage, and there may be more than are listed above.

  • Douglas Richardson says that John had five sons and five daughters by his second marriage but names only Elizabeth.[1] Other sources, cited above against the children's names, indicate that there were more daughters than Richardson enumerates.
  • Flower lists only four sons (all, as mentioned above, attributed to his first marriage), and does not include Roger, John's oldest son by his first marriage, but describes Nicholas as '5 sonne'.[6]
  • Alexander Grosart's The Spending of the Money of Robert Nowell refers to a son Christopher who is not mentioned in other sources.[7]
  • Joseph Foster's Lancashire Pedigrees has two sons called Nicholas.[5] If the first Nicholas existed, he presumably died in childhood.

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Douglas Richardson. Magna Carta Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, 4 vols, ed. Kimball G. Everingham, 2nd edition (Salt Lake City: the author, 2011), volume IV, p. 331 WHITAKER 12
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Douglas Richardson. Royal Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, 5 vols, ed. Kimball G. Everingham. Salt Lake City: the author, 2013, volume V, pp. 358-359
  3. 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 3.11 3.12 3.13 3.14 Thomas Dunham Whitaker. An History of the Original Parish of Whalley and Honor of Clitheroe, 4th ed, vol.2, George Routledge and Sons 1876, main Nowell pedigree between pages 40 and 41
  4. 4.0 4.1 'Townships: Read', in A History of the County of Lancaster (Victoria County History), Volume 6, ed. William Farrer and J Brownbill, London, 1911,, pp. 503-507, British History Online, accessed 16 April 2019
  5. 5.00 5.01 5.02 5.03 5.04 5.05 5.06 5.07 5.08 5.09 5.10 5.11 5.12 Joseph Foster. Pedigrees of the County Families of England, vol.1 - Lancashire, 1873, pedigrees of Nowell and of Whitaker of Home
  6. 6.00 6.01 6.02 6.03 6.04 6.05 6.06 6.07 6.08 6.09 6.10 6.11 Wiliam Flower. The Visitation of the County Palatine of Lancaster, made in the year 1567, Chetham Society, 1870, p. 36
  7. 7.00 7.01 7.02 7.03 7.04 7.05 7.06 7.07 7.08 7.09 7.10 7.11 7.12 7.13 Alexander B Grosart. The Spending of the Money of Robert Nowell of Reade Hall, Lancashire: Brother of Dean Alexander Nowell. 1568-1580, printed for private circulation, 1877, pp. xxxi-xxxii
  8. Wikipedia: John Woolton
  9. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography: entry for Isabella's son John Woolton (c. 1537–1594), 2004, revised online 2008, available online via some libraries, accessed online 15 April 2019
  10. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography: entry for Beatrice's son John Hammond, 2004, revised online 2007, available online via some libraries, accessed online 16 April 2019
  11. History of Parliament Online: entry for Beatrice's son John Hammond, accessed 16 April 2019
  • Richardson, Douglas. Magna Carta Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, 4 vols, ed. Kimball G. Everingham. 2nd edition. Salt Lake City: the author, 2011. See also WikiTree's source page for Magna Carta Ancestry.
  • Richardson, Douglas. Royal Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, 5 vols, ed. Kimball G. Everingham. Salt Lake City: the author, 2013. See also WikiTree's source page for Royal Ancestry.
  • Flower, Willam. The Visitation of the County Palatine of Lancaster, made in the year 1567, Chetham Society 1870
  • Whitaker, Thomas Dunham. An History of the Original Parish of Whalley and Honor of Clitheroe, 4th ed, vol.2, George Routledge and Sons 1876
  • Foster, Joseph. Pedigrees of the County Families of England, vol.1 - Lancashire, 1873
  • Grosart, Alexander B. The Spending of the Money of Robert Nowell of Reade Hall, Lancashire: Brother of Dean Alexander Nowell. 1568-1580, printed for private circulation, 1877

Acknowledgements

Magna Carta Project

John Nowell Esq. is in a trail from Magna Carta Surety Baron Robert de Ros to Gateway Ancestors Jabez Whitaker and Alexander Whitaker. This profile was developed in accordance with project standards by Michael Cayley. The trail was approved for the Magna Carta Project in October 2019 by by Gordon Warder Jr.
See Base Camp for more information about Magna Carta trails. - Michael Cayley, 6 July 2019
Magna Carta Trail
  1. Jabez Whitaker, and Alexander Whitaker, sons of William Whitaker
  2. William Whitaker, son of Elizabeth Nowell
  3. Elizabeth Nowell, daughter of John Nowell
  4. John Nowell, son of Grace Towneley
  5. Grace Towneley, daughter of Isabel Sherburne
  6. Isabel Sherburne, daughter of Richard Sherburne
  7. Richard Sherburne, son of Richard Sherburne
  8. Richard Sherburne, son of Margaret de Sherborne
  9. Margaret de Sherburne, daughter of Alice Plumpton
  10. Alice Plumpton, daughter of William de Plumpton
  11. William de Plumpton, son of Lucy de Ros
  12. Lucy de Ros, daughter of William de Ros
  13. William de Ros, son of William de Ros
  14. William de Ros, son of Surety Baron Robert de Ros
  15. Robert de Ros


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On 19 Sep 2019 at 20:01 GMT Gordon Warder Jr wrote:

This profile is under review as part of a trail identified by the Magna Carta Project, from Jabez Whitaker (Whitaker-966) to Robert Ros de Roos (Ros-162). Gordon Warder Jr (Warder-49)

On 12 Sep 2019 at 15:45 GMT Michael Cayley wrote:

On 16 Apr 2019 at 13:35 GMT Michael Cayley wrote:

In a series of edits I have sought to add some more sourcing, and enumerate all the reasonably certain children, adding a research note on children.

On 14 Apr 2019 at 16:50 GMT Michael Cayley wrote:

I plan soon to do some work on this profile as part of my work on developing the Magna Carta Project trail from Gateway Ancestors Alexander Whitaker and Jabez Whitaker to Surety Baron Robert de Ros.

On 3 Nov 2018 at 08:46 GMT Gillian Thomas wrote:

Hi John and Graham, I am removing the project protection from this profile as it does not appear to meet the revised criteria for protection. See Help Index PPPs for more information. Please don't hesitate to contact me if you would like to discuss. Thanks for caring for this profile. Gillian, Leader, England Project.

On 11 Feb 2018 at 03:29 GMT Anonymous (Holland) Carroll wrote:

Richardson, Douglas. Royal Ancestry: A Study In Colonial And Medieval Families, in 5 vols. (Salt Lake City, Utah, 2013), Vol. V. page 359.

Thank you!

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