Documents relating to John de Stansfeld

The following documents mention John de Stansfeld and members of his family

1397 John de Stainesfeld, son and heir of Richard de Stannesfeld, released to Robert Hoppay and his heirs, all right he has in the lands and tenements in Worsthorn, which the said Robert Hoppay has of the feoffment of his father, Richard de Stansfeld and which the last named previously had of Alice, late wife, and Alice, daughter, of John Rudde.

Witnesses : John de Towneley, Richard de Habringham, Roger de Bancrofte, John Haliday, Adam de Walshan, John the clerk and others. Dated at Burnley, first Sunday after Easter.

[Christopher Towneleys MS A5,36]


1400, 10 March. Inquisition of John de Towneley. .... ob: for all service and of one bovate of land in Worsthorn etc. ten: of Johanne de Stansfeld in thanage and of the manor of Bertwisell with appurtenances besides 100 acres of land 20 of meadow and 20 of pasture....

[Lanc.Inquisitions Post Mortem, Lancashire & Cheshire Remains Hist. v. xcv]


1413 Fines Paid for Various Writs, Duchy of Lancaster, Chancery Roll.

Thomas Earl of Dorset, Richard del Cross, John de Stansfeld, William de Worthyngton, William Westby and Ellen his wife, Roger son of Adam de Hulton and Joan his wife, and others


1421, 1 Sept. Grant. Richard of Monnkes, son and heir of John of the same to Ribert Byspam, chaplain, and Richard Pecope – Northbonk in Exetwyshull.

Withesses: John Stansfelde, James Hardgraves, Richard Walton and many others. Given at Colne, Monday before Nativity of Virgin Mary, 9 Hen V.

[Lanc Arch DDX 309/2]


1422, 4 May. Quitclaim. For unspecified consideration: Katherine dau. of John de Stanisfeld to Robert de Frekley and Roger de Walmesley, chaplains, all messuages, lands etc. which they had by feoffment of John her father, in the County of Lancaster.

Witnesses: Richard de Radclif and Thomas de Radclif, knights, Richard de Townlay, Laurence del Legh, and Christoper de Mersshden. At "le Faysandforthe' in Brunlay [Burnley]

[Lancashire Archives, DP/439/3]


1425, 19 March. Inquisition before William Babyngton and John Cokayn, chief justices to examine the claim of Galfridus Werburton of Newcroft and Katerine his wife. And now by the oath of Richard de Sherburne, Richard de Townley, Robert de Radclif of Osbaldeston, Nicholas Botiller, Thomas de Rigmaden, Jon de Radcliffe of Ordesale, Jacobi de Hulton, Robert de Longley, Nicholas de Croft, John Nowell of Read, John Stansfeld and William de Oxclif who say that Richard de Bradley and Richard de Ribchester, chaplain are seized of messuages, land and meadow and by a certain charter which supports this, by these words know that Richard de Bradley and Richard de Ribchester, chaplain, surrender to Katerine who was the wife of Thomas son of Roger son of Laurence de Knoll all messuages and land insofaras they held of the gift of the said Thomas in the Villa of Chepyn to be held by the said Katerine and heirs begotten of Thomas and without then remain to Edmund son of William de Legh and male heirs and without then remain to Thomas Quithyngdale and heirs male, etc.

Witnesses: Roger de Edeleston Richard de Knoll, William de Syngelton, Laurence de Helme, Robert de Knoll and others.

[Chetham Soc. Abstracts of IPMS, vol xcix p.9-11]


1430, 18 Jul. Feoffment. For unspecified consideration: John Tatursall of Clyvacher to Margaret his daughter – messuage, land etc. called "Lanhows Lond" in Clyvacher Cliviger, excepting 3½ acres called "Costbonk"; messuage and croft called "Yatehowslond", the messuage and land callled "Merecloghlond" below Coppertrode in Clyacher, with reversion if Margaret should die without heir.

Witnesses: Richard de Townley, John de Stansfeld and John de Legh. At Clyvacher.

[Lanc Arch DP/439/4]


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