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Sunday, April 20, 2008

Anne de Ferrers weds Edward le Despenser

On this date in our family history . . . the 20th day of April . . . in the year 1335 . . . Anne de Ferrers becomes the bride of Edward le Despenser . . . this Anne and Edward are 18th great-grandparents of Josephine Wingfield Henry nee Davis (1842-1899) . . . who is a 2nd great-grandma to the Keeper of this website . . .

A descriptive catalogue of ancient deeds in the Public Record Office prepared under the superintendence of the deputy keeper of the records By Great Britain Public Record Office: "A 13638 Letter from King Edward III to his son the Prince of Wales Our cousin Anne late the wife of Edward le Despenser has shown us that she has no title to the manor of Burghle со Rutland but believes that Waryu son and heir of Gerard del Isle knight intended to enter thereon and expel her She begs us to procure her and her son Thomas an estate in fee of the said manor and offers by letters under her seal on her own and her son"

"and she has since enfeoffed us and our heirs thereof to the intent that we may reenfeotf her and the said Thomas thereof under a certain form in exchange for the said castle and other lands Wherefore we and the said Anne are now sending her squire John de Grytford to the said Thomas to explain the bargain and covenants to him and to show him a charter and letters of attorney which he is to seal at his mother"

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