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William RAYNSFORD

Male 1450 - 1487  (~ 37 years)


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  • Name William RAYNSFORD 
    Born Jan 1450  Great Tew, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 5 Aug 1487 
    Notes 
    • “WILLIAM RAYNSFORD, esquire, of Oxford and Berkshire, per writ of diem clausit extremum issued 13 October, 3 Henry VII [1487] (Calendar of Fine Rolls: Henry VII, 69, no. 151), died 5 August 1487 according to his inquisition post mortem of 29 October, 3 Henry VII [1487] which determined he held the Manor of Great Tew, Oxford, of the Prior of Bradenstoke, service unknown, and that his son and heir was John Raynford, aged 13 and more (Calendar of Inquisitions: Henry VII, 2:135, no. 313).
      The Visitation of Oxford (p. 50), which incorporates information copied from memorials and windows in the church and manor house at Great Tew by Richard Lee in 1574, has in the past been used as the source for information on this generation. BuBut a more accurate transcription of the same material is found in the Oxfordshire Record Society’s Parochial Collections (Third Part, 1929, pp. 307-09). A memorial window in Great Tew church reads: “William Raynsford Esq. sometyme Lord of Great Tewe and Alyce his wyfe daughter to John Anne Esq. whych William died in the IIII of August an. Dom. MCCCCLXXXVII an. sec. Hen. VII and Alyce dyed an. dom. [blank].” As these data are printed in the Visitation the impression is left that Alice died the same date as her husband,and her name is recorded as “Ayce,” which has in turn been transcribed in later pedigrees s “Agnes” and “Annis/Anne.”
      Lee also records a monument in North Aston Church (Parochial Collections, Part 1, 1921, p. 9) for “Johannes Anne et Alicia uxor ejus qui obiit MCCCXvj,” although the pedigrees give John Anne’s death as 1441. They also show him to have married twice: to Alice, daughter of [blank] Aston of Somerton, Oxfordshire, by whom he had a son William who died in 1451; and to Alice, daughter of “Sir [blank] Gifford of Twyforde, Buckinghamshire.” Lee records arms decorating both the North Aston Church and “the anchent house of Anne in Northaston” as Anne impaling Gifford, but none of the pedigrees name John Anne’s daughter(s).
      William Raynsford had a contemorary of the same name, of Bradefelde, co. Essex in 1429, who was married to Eleanor Boroughchier and father of Laurence de Raynforde (see Calendar of Close Rolls: Henry VI, 1:467, 2:262).”««s77»» [1]
    Person ID I8446  Lowell&Block
    Last Modified 12 May 2019 

    Father Henry RAYNSFORD,   b. 1410, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 3 May 1469  (Age < 59 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth WILCOTES,   b. Abt 1413 
    Family ID F2990  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Alice ANNE,   b. Abt 1450 
    Children 
    +1. John RAYNSFORD,   b. 1474, Great Tew, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 22 Apr 1551  (Age > 77 years)
     2. William RAYNSFORD
     3. Henry RAYNSFORD
     4. Elizabeth RAYNSFORD
    Last Modified 12 May 2019 
    Family ID F2988  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Sources 
    1. [S77] Edward Raynsford of Boston: English Ancestry and American Descendants, Rasmussen, James.