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John Whitbred (abt. 1420 - abt. 1480)

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John Whitbred aka Whytbred
Born about in Stapleford Tawney, Essex, Englandmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married [date unknown] in White Notley, Essex, Englandmap
Descendants descendants
Father of
Died about in Stapleford Tawney, Essex, Englandmap
Profile last modified 15 Feb 2020 | Created 7 Jul 2011 | Last significant change: 15 Feb 2020
11:47: Michael Christmas edited the Biography for John Whitbred (abt.1420-abt.1480). [Thank Michael for this]
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The England Project is co-manager of this profile in order to verify the biography as presented and to investigate a possible conflation with a man named Whitbread/Whitebread. Fitz-Henry-9 23:33, 3 February 2020 (UTC)


John Whitbred (Sometimes Whytbred) was Born in Stapleford Tawney. He married Dorothy and they had a son, Thomas Whitbred who moved to White Notley around 30 Miles away.[1]

Approximate dates were established from the Will of Grandson Christopher Whitbred

Research Notes

The original profile was based on this character from the visitations of Essex but improbably stretched to the Battle of Stirling Bridge where a poet called Blind Harry, 200 years after the event, recounted the heroics of a certain John the Wright. This John Whitbred stays firmly in Essex a few centuries after the battle of Stirling. Previous notes, relating to general Wright background, were archived.

Heraldic Visitations


  1. The visitations of Essex by Hawley, 1552; Hervey, 1558; Cooke, 1570; Raven, 1612; and Owen and Lilly, 1634. To which are added Miscellaneous Essex pedigrees from various Harleian manuscripts: and an appendix containing Berry's Essex pedigrees. Vol 1 and 2 Page 126

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Dear Sue

Thank you for your message to me asking for the England Project Managed Profiles team to co-manage this profile with you. I will send you a Trusted List request from the England Project. Please would you then add the England Project as a co-manager from the Trusted List tab. One of our early English history specialists will then be in touch with you. We hope we can help you unravel this man!

Best wishes, Jo. (England Project Managed Profiles coordinator)

posted on Wright-3380 (merged) by Jo Fitz-Henry
I am not in a position to be able to research this expertly. Can we turn this profile over to a medieval project more able to weight sources?
posted on Wright-3380 (merged) by Sue Miller S
Agree that Whitebread is likely not right for his wife. Left a note to that effect on her profile.

This fabpedigree link also reports on this group. It has a son Thomas before Christopher, followed by another Thomas and Agnes Hunt:

Need more sources for consensus.

posted on Wright-3380 (merged) by Sue Miller S
Hello Sue,

Did you get any DNA results yet?

posted on Wright-3380 (merged) by John Wright
A parallel series on these Wrights and Whitbreads has that this John Wright married, instead, a Dorothy Bauer, not Dorothy Whitbread. Their son was Christopher, who was father of Thomas Lord Wright who was married to Agnes Hunt. (See )
posted on Wright-3380 (merged) by Sue Miller S
My husband and father are each descendants, and this profile was homeless, so I have adopted it. However, I cannot yet vouch for any of the pre-existing info in it. But I will be happy to continue learning and reconciling it with other sources. We are doing DNA testing on both sides, but the distance back, obviously, is a bit of a stretch for that.
posted on Wright-3380 (merged) by Sue Miller S

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