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  • ID: I14578
  • Name: John WILLIAMS Lord Williams of Thame 1
  • Sex: M
  • Change Date: 15 MAR 2015
  • Note:
    Chancery official by 1526; clerk of the King's jewels 8 May 1530, joint master (with Thomas Cromwell) c. Jan 1535, sole 1540-44, receiver, lands formerly of Edward Stafford, 3rd Duke of Buckingham Mar 1531, Thame abbey by 1535; j.p. Bucks. 1535, Oxon. 1535-7. 1542-7 or later, Berks. 1544, Northants. 1554; sheriff, Oxon. and Berks. 1538-9; 1544-5, Sep-Nov 1553; visitor of monasteries 1538, commr. subsidy, Oxon. 1540, benevolence 1544/45, chantries, Northants., Oxon., Rutland 1546, 1548, of Admiralty in Nov 1547, relief, Berks., Oxon., Northants. 1550, musters, Salop, Staffs., Warws. 1559; steward, manors of Grafton and Hartwell, Northants. Feb 1540, Easton Neston, Northants. 1542; master of cygnets in Thames Mar 1542; treasurer, ct. augmentations Mar 1544-Jan 1554; high steward, Oxford ?by 1553; chamberlain to King Felipe Apr 1554-8; trier of petitions in the Lords, Parlts. of Nov 1554, 1555 and 1559; pres. council in the marches of Wales Feb 1559-d. 1559.

    From British History Online:
    Many persons of note have lived at or visited Thame. Royal visitors included Edward I (as the Lord Edward) in 1264, Edward III in 1365, and Edmund of York, guardian of England, in 1399. The bishops of Lincoln often stayed in the parish and many of the prebendaries, such as Adrian de Bardis, a local benefactor, were distinguished men and were often resident. In the post-Reformation period the manors belonged to families of national importance. Lord Williams, Thame's greatest benefactor, was the first successor of the bishops and he was succeeded by the Norreys family, who had close contacts with the parish until the Earl of Abingdon gave up Rycote House at the end of the 18th century, and by the Wenmans, who inherited Thame Abbey from Lord Williams, and resided there until the 19th century. [The Norreys family and the Wenmans were connected by marriage with the Williams.]
    In the 15th and 16th centuries the Quatremains of North Weston and Lord Williams of Thame were pioneers in the care of the poor and aged and in the promotion of education. 2 3
  • Birth: ABT 1500
  • Note: Second son. 1
  • Death: 14 OCT 1559
  • Note: Died, s.p.m.s., at Ludlow Castle; buried "with great state" at Thame. 1

    Father: John WILLIAMS of Burghfield, Berkshire
    Mother: Isabel (or Elizabeth) MORE

    Marriage 1 Elizabeth BEDLOWE
    • Married: BEF 04 JUL 1524
    • Note: Elizabeth was the widow of Andrew Edmonds of Temple Cressing, Essex (d. 23 June 1523). 1
    1. Has Children Margaret WILLIAMS
    2. Has No Children Henry WILLIAMS b: AFT 1524
    3. Has Children Isabel WILLIAMS b: AFT 1524
    4. Has No Children Francis WILLIAMS b: AFT 1524

    Marriage 2 Margaret WENTWORTH
    • Married: AFT 19 APR 1557 1

    1. Title: The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed
      Abbrev: Complete Peerage
      Author: G.E. Cokayne with Vicary Gibbs
      Publication: St Catherine Press Ltd, London, 1910 and later
      Page: Williams of Thame, Vol.12B pp.649-53
    2. Title: Website
      Abbrev: Website
      Page: http://www.tudorplace.com.ar/Bios/JohnWilliams.htm
    3. Title: British History Online: The digital library of text and information about people, places and businesses from the medieval and early modern period, built by the Institute of Historical Research and the History of Parliament Trust, Url: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/
      Abbrev: British History Online
      Page: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=63775

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