Heathcock Genealogy Database - Person Sheet
Heathcock Genealogy Database - Person Sheet
NameJoan Fitzwilliams*
Birthca 1480
Death15 Jun 1546, Littlebury, County Essex, England Age: 66
ChildrenWilliam (-1550)
 Matthew (ca1510-1585)
Notes for Joan Fitzwilliams*
* Caveat from William Berry Lapham:

“We have followed the Herald's Visitation here, but there is evidently a serious mistake in their reckoning. Thomas Bendish died about 1477, and his wife Joan or Jane had deceased prior to May 4, 1490, at which date her inquisition post mortem was held, when it was found that Richard Bendish, grandson of Thomas, aged five years, was heir to her estate.

“She evidently belonged to a generation back of William Bradbury, and if she married a Bradbury, as she is reported, it must have been his father, Robert. When Symonds made his collection of epitaphs in Essex in 1639, there was in the church at Clavering a stone bearing the inscription in Latin: " Pray for the souls of William Bradbury, Esq., and wife Elisabeth," which Elisabeth died August 13, 1536. William Bradbury died later, after his removal to Littlebury, and was buried there. This would show that his wife's name was Elisabeth. The Herald's Visitations do not give the name of the wife of Robert Bradbury, and unfortunately he left no will, and there was no inquisition post mortem to solve the mystery. In some of the pedigrees he is said to have married Anne Wyant, and we have followed it, but with this explanation. His son having been assigned a wife that belonged to the generation of the father, it is quite probable that the Visitation has made a mistake of one generation, and that Jane (Fitzwilliam) Bendish was the mother and not the wife of William Bradbury.”2816
Notes for William (Spouse 1)
“William Bradbury, named in the inquisition post mortem on the estate of his uncle, Sir Thomas, in 1510, then aged thirty years; named in the will of his uncle Sir Thomas, to whose estate he succeeded, Lord of the manor Mancenden, acquired the manor of Catmere Hall in Littlebury, county Essex, in 1543, and was buried at Littlebury, June 15, 1546. He is incorrectly said to have married Joan, daughter of Sir John Fitzwilliams, Lord of Elmyn and Spotsbury, and widow of Thomas Bendish of Bowre Hall, in Steeple Bumstead, Esq., who died in 1477, leaving issue Richard Bendish, Esq.

Children :
i William, m. Helen or Eleanor Fuller.
ii Phillippa, m. first to Michael Welbore of Pondes in Clavering, county Essex; second to John Barlee of
Stapleford Abbots, county Essex.
iii Matthew, m. Margaret, daughter of Rowse, of the city of Cambridge.”2816
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