32. Richard Prowse,
born Abt. 1407 in Chagford, Devon, England;
died Unknown in Chagford, Devon, England. He was the son of 64. John
Prowse and 65. Agnes Bamfield. He married 33. Margaret Norton 1435.
33. Margaret Norton, born Bef. 1440 in Chagford, Devon, England. She was the daughter of 66. William Norton.
Notes for Richard Prowse:
Richard Prowse m. abt. 1435 to Margaret, dau. of William Norton, by Elizabeth Cruwys of the Morchard, Devon, branch. William was King's Esquier and Usher to the Council Chambers under Henry IV and V with property near Exeter, Devon, and elsewhere. (The Gen, ibid.).
Notes for Margaret Norton:
Daughter of William Norton of Brockhill.
34. John Orchard,
born in Combe Martin. He married 35. Agnes Crouche.
35. Agnes Crouche.
64. John Prowse,
born Abt. 1377 in Chagford, Devon, England;
died Aft. 1447 in Chagford, Devon, England. He was the son of 128. John
Prowse and 129. Maud Cruwys. He married 65. Agnes Bamfield Abt. 1406.
65. Agnes Bamfield, born Bet. 1377 - 1386 in Chagford, Devon, England; died Unknown in Chagford, Devon, England. She was the daughter of 130. Thomas Bamfield and 131. Agnes Coplestone.
Notes for Agnes Bamfield:
Agnes Bamfield, one of Sir Thomas Bamfield's five children, was probably b. between 1377 and 1386, and m. ca. 1406 to John Prowse of Chagford, Devon, son and heir of John Prowse and Maud Cruwys, who all the authorities agree, was a daughter and heiress of the cadet Prowse family of East Anstey, Devon. She and her husband received from trustees, Chagford lands in 1435. (The Gen., cit., pp. 10, 11).
66. William Norton.
128. John Prowse. He married 129. Maud Cruwys.
129. Maud Cruwys.
130. Thomas Bamfield,
born Bef. 1345; died Aft. 1392.
He was the son of 260. John Bamfield III and 261. Joan Gilbert.
He married 131. Agnes Copleston Bef. 1376.
131. Agnes Copleston, born Unknown in ?; died Unknown in ?. She was the daughter of 262. Adam Coplestone and 263. Alice Ferrers.
Notes for Thomas Bamfield:
Thomas Bamfield, b. by 1345, living 1392/3, became the 'domicellus' of Huxham manor, with his mother Joan presenting the priest, by license of elder brother John, who d.s.p. Thomas m. by 1376 Agnes, dau. of Adam Coplestone, by Alice Ferrers of Churston Ferrers, Devon, dau. of Sir John, son and heir of Sir Hugh Ferrers. (The Gen., cit., p. 10)
Notes for Agnes Copleston:
Dau., Adam Coplestone, by Alice Ferrers of Churston Ferrers, Devon, dau. of Sir John, son and heir of Sir Hugh Ferrers. (The Gen., cit., pp.10-11).
260. John Bamfield III,
born Unknown; died Abt. 1362. He was
the son of 520. John Bamfield II and 521. Isabel Cobham.
He married 261. Joan Gilbert.
261. Joan Gilbert, born Unknown; died Unknown. She was the daughter of 522. Geoffrey Gilbert.
Notes for John Bamfield III:
John was of Poltimore and, later, Huxham, seen 1361 on presenting the priest, but had died by 1362. He m. Joan, dau. of Sir Geoffrey Gilbert. John and Joan received from her father's feoffees, 60 acres of Huxham land with reversion to their son and heir John and younger son Thomas. (Pole Coll. No. 328; The Gen., ibid.).
Notes for Joan Gilbert:
Dau. of Sir Geoffrey Gilbert of Compton Castle, m.p. for Totnes, 1326
Sir Geoffrey m. Joan, dau. and co-heir of William de Compton in the manor of Paignton, Devon. These two were ancestors of Sir Humphrey Gilbert of Compton Castle, b.1539, knighted 1-1-1570, M.P. for Plymouth 1571, who founded the colony of Newfoundland 1583, lost at sea, 9-9-1583. Sir Humphrey was half-brother of Sir Walter Raleigh, Captain of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth I Guard and colonizer of Virginia. Sir Walter sailed with Sir Humphrey in an accompanying vessel on voyages to America in the 16th century.
Sir Humphrey's son, Capt. Raleigh Gilbert, sailed from Plymouth, England in the "Mary and John" on 5-31-1607 and arrived on the coast of what is now the State of Maine on 8-1-1607, where they built a fort called "Fort St. George" on the Sagadahoc (Kennebec) River. Captain Gilbert d.12-30-1634 and was buried in Marldon Church near Compton Castle. He m. Elizabeth Kelly, dau. and heir of John Kelly.
ref: A standard encyclopedia for information on Gilbert and Raleigh.
262. Adam Coplestone.
He married 263. Alice Ferrers.
263. Alice Ferrers.
520. John Bamfield II,
born Abt. 1300; died Aft. 1337. He was
the son of 1040. John Bamfield and 1041. Eleanor de Beauchamp.
He married 521. Isabel Cobham.
521. Isabel Cobham, born in Blackburg Bolhay; died Unknown. She was the daughter of 1042. John Cobham.
Notes for John Bamfield II:
John Bamfield, II, of Poltimore, succeeded by 1329, when Babcary, Somerset lands were conveyed to him by Fine, naming his first wife Isabel, dau. of Lord Henry Cobham's younger brother, Sir John Cobham of Blackborough, by Amicia de Bolhay, dau. of Sir James of Poltimore manor, Devon. By 1337, Bamfield had m. (2) Joan, dau. of Wm. Huxham, of that Devon manor, who died without legitimate issue, as Bamfield's widow. He also paid homage to his cousin John, Lord Beauchamp of Hatch, for lands held of him. (The Gen., op. cit., p. 9).
Notes for Isabel Cobham:
Dau. of Sir John Cobham of Blackburgh Bolhay, by Amicia de Bolhay, dau. of Sir James of Poltimore manor, Devon.
522. Geoffrey Gilbert.
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