Family:Whitney, Eustace (c1411-c1468)

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Sir Eustace Whitney (Robert, Robert, Robert, Eustace, Eustace, Robert, ...), son of Robert Whitney,[1] was born circa 1411, Clifford, Herefordshire,[2] and died about 1468, Whitney, Herefordshire.[3]

He married firstly, Jennet Russell,[4] daughter of Sir Thomas Russell (some authorities say Sir William Trussell, Knight, by dau. of Sir John Ludlow, Knight; See: Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry).[5]

He married secondly, Jane Clifford, daughter of Sir Robert Clifford, Knight.[6]

Sir Eustace Whitney of Whitney, etc., Knight. Born in 1411. Head of commission sent to Wales by Henry VI. in 1455. Member of Parliament for Herefordshire in 1468.[7]

In 1457, Eustace Whitney, esq. was ordered to be arrested:

The sheriff was ordered to arrest Eustache Whitney late of Whitney, Herefordshire, esquire, who was outlawed for non-appearance on Monday before the Feast of the Translation of St. Benedict 34 Henry VI at the suit of Robert Rok alias Master Robert Rok executor of Roger Haysand, draper, late of London, in a plea of debt; Eustache's manucaptors were: John Glynboo of London, gent, Thomas Wynnok of Whitney in the Marches of Wales, yoman, Edward Madeley of same, yoman, Nicholas Norton of London, yoman.[8]

In 1457, a lawsuit was brought against Eustace Whitney of Whitney by William Forster, citizen and tailor of London:

"...in London on Monday after St.Andrew 31 Henry VI a case was brought against him by William Forster citizen and tailor of London in a plea of debt. Eustase was arrested and the sheriff ordered to ‘take his body’ and in Hilary Term 35 Henry VI the sheriff of Herefordshire was ordered to allow him no liberty and to bring him to the bar of the Common Pleas in London from the lord king’s prison of the Fleet. Eustase’s ‘defence’ was that there in no such place in Herefordshire called ‘Whittenay’ as supposed in the writ.
Eustace’s manucaptors in Herefordshire were John Glynboo of London, gentilmon, Thomas Wynnok of Whitney in the Marches of wales, yoman, Edmund Madeley of same, yoman, and Nicholas Norton of London, yeoman; they were to have his body to this court.
The Sheriff of London reports that William Forster is dead. So William Notyngam for the lord King asks the sheriff of Herefordshire to be ordered to bring Eustace here on the Morrow of Ascension day. Eustace came and the sheriff empanelled a jury which committed him to Hereford assizes on Friday St.Mary Magdalene’s Day but he didn’t come so the deputy sheriff for Herefordshire, Thomas Yong, to execute the order; The Justices of Assize, Richard Byngham & Richard Chokke said that there was no palce in Herefordshire named ‘Whitteney’ so Eustace was ordered to be discharged and acquitted."[9]

In 1457, Eustace Whitney brought a lawsuit against John Cheyne and his wife Perin, his sister and brother-in-law:[10]

"Eustachius Whyteney po(suit) lo(co) suo Joh(ann)em Salter v(ersu)s Joh(anne)m Cheyne et Perinam ux(orem) suam in pl(acito) t(er)re
Eustace Whyteney put in his place (appointed as his attorney) John Salter against John Cheyne and Perin his wife in a plea of land."

In 1462, Eustace Whitney, esq., neglected to appear in court and was ordered to be arrested, but was unable to be located:

"Richard Mychell of Worcester, draper, by his attorney, against Eustache Whyteney of Whyteney in Herefordshire esquire in a plea to pay him £9 14s. 7d. owed and unjustly detained; he did not attend; sheriff to arrest; reports that he cannot be found."[11]

Due to the fact Eustace was described as "esquire" in the above referenced court case; presumably, he was knighted after 1462.

Children of Sir Eustace and Jennet/Joan (Trussell/Russell) Whitney:

i. Robert Whitney,[12] b. ca. 1436, Whitney, Herefordshire;[13] m.(1) Constance Touchet;[14] m.(2) Elizabeth/Alice ferch Thomas ap Roger Vaughan.[15]
ii. (perhaps) John Whitney,[16] b. 1450 or earlier, of Gorsington, Herefordshire,[17] ancestor of the Whitneys of Clifford.
iii. (perhaps) Eustace Whitney. A "Eustance Whitney of Whitney, Gentilman" was one of twenty men from Herefordshire wanted for felonies and ‘perditionibus’ (various wikednesses?) and when they were unable to be located, all were outlawed in 1488.[18] Could this Eustace Whitney be identical to the one mentioned here: "James Baskervyle, knight, by his attorney, against Eustache Wytney, late of Pychardes Ocle, in the same county, armiger, in a plea of detinue for 100s.?" [19]

In 1455 Robert Broun, Citizen and salter of London, sued "Eustace Whitteney, Esq., of Whitney, Herefordshire" and five others in the Court of Common Pleas regarding a debt of 40s.[20]

Children of Sir Eustace and Jane (Clifford) Whitney, if any, unknown.

References

1. ^  "Robert died on the 12th day of the month of March last past, and that Eustace Whitney is his son and nearest heir, and is aged thirty years and more", Melville, Henry, A.M., LL.B., The Ancestry of John Whitney: Who, with His Wife Elinor, and Sons John, Richard, Nathaniel, Thomas, and Jonathan, Emigrated from London, England, in the Year 1635, and Settled in Watertown, Massachusetts; the First of the Name in America, and the One from Whom a Great Majority of the Whitneys Now Living in the United States Are Descended (New York, NY: The De Vinne Press, 1896), p. 90, citing "the return annexed to the writ" of his father's inquisition post mortem. Unfortunately, the scan of the IPM that has been ordered (C 139/112/62) does not include the supposedly annexed return. This document may be E 153/971 which has now been ordered.

2. ^  ibid (date). Since his father had just been granted Clifford Castle in 1404 due to the destruction of Whitney Castle, he was probably born in Clifford.

3. ^  Source for his death information.

4. ^  Melville, Henry, A.M., LL.B., The Ancestry of John Whitney: Who, with His Wife Elinor, and Sons John, Richard, Nathaniel, Thomas, and Jonathan, Emigrated from London, England, in the Year 1635, and Settled in Watertown, Massachusetts; the First of the Name in America, and the One from Whom a Great Majority of the Whitneys Now Living in the United States Are Descended (New York, NY: The De Vinne Press, 1896), p. 90.

5. ^  Melville, Henry, A.M., LL.B., The Ancestry of John Whitney: Who, with His Wife Elinor, and Sons John, Richard, Nathaniel, Thomas, and Jonathan, Emigrated from London, England, in the Year 1635, and Settled in Watertown, Massachusetts; the First of the Name in America, and the One from Whom a Great Majority of the Whitneys Now Living in the United States Are Descended (New York, NY: The De Vinne Press, 1896), p. 216.

6. ^  Melville, Henry, A.M., LL.B., The Ancestry of John Whitney: Who, with His Wife Elinor, and Sons John, Richard, Nathaniel, Thomas, and Jonathan, Emigrated from London, England, in the Year 1635, and Settled in Watertown, Massachusetts; the First of the Name in America, and the One from Whom a Great Majority of the Whitneys Now Living in the United States Are Descended (New York, NY: The De Vinne Press, 1896), p. 90.

7. ^  Melville, Henry, A.M., LL.B., The Ancestry of John Whitney: Who, with His Wife Elinor, and Sons John, Richard, Nathaniel, Thomas, and Jonathan, Emigrated from London, England, in the Year 1635, and Settled in Watertown, Massachusetts; the First of the Name in America, and the One from Whom a Great Majority of the Whitneys Now Living in the United States Are Descended (New York, NY: The De Vinne Press, 1896), p. 216.

8. ^  CP40/784, Michaelmas Term 1457 (available at the AALT website at frame IMG603), m. 307f. Abstract courtesy of Michael A Faraday.

9. ^  Chief Justices' Rolls, Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/785 (Easter 1457), membrane 313f, as found in the digital archive assembled by Robert C. Palmer and Elspeth K. Palmer, The Anglo-American Legal Tradition available at aalt.law.uh.edu/aalt.html, images [[21]] and [[22]], brief abstract courtesy of Michael A Faraday.

10. ^  CP40/785 Eastern 1457 AALT image 1008f.

11. ^  CP40/804 (Easter Term 1462), m. 29f (IMG0058 on the AALT website). Abstract courtesy of Michael A Faraday of Walton-on-Thames, Surrey.

12. ^  Melville, Henry, A.M., LL.B., The Ancestry of John Whitney: Who, with His Wife Elinor, and Sons John, Richard, Nathaniel, Thomas, and Jonathan, Emigrated from London, England, in the Year 1635, and Settled in Watertown, Massachusetts; the First of the Name in America, and the One from Whom a Great Majority of the Whitneys Now Living in the United States Are Descended (New York, NY: The De Vinne Press, 1896), p. 90

13. ^  Melville, Henry, A.M., LL.B., The Ancestry of John Whitney: Who, with His Wife Elinor, and Sons John, Richard, Nathaniel, Thomas, and Jonathan, Emigrated from London, England, in the Year 1635, and Settled in Watertown, Massachusetts; the First of the Name in America, and the One from Whom a Great Majority of the Whitneys Now Living in the United States Are Descended (New York, NY: The De Vinne Press, 1896), p. 216.

14. ^  Source for Robert's marriage to Constance Touchet.

15. ^  Source for Robert's marriage to Elizabeth/Alice.

16. ^  Source for his possible parentage of John Whitney.

17. ^  Source for John Whitney's birth information.

18. ^  KB 27/906 (Hilary 1488), mem. 15f (image 182 fronts)

19. ^  De Banco Roll for Michaelmas, 1470,(CP40/833)*m. 87d. Herefordshire. Image 1227 on the AALT website. This reference was kindly provided to Adrian Benjamin Burke, Esq. by Michael A. Faraday, F.S.A.

20. ^  Court of Common Pleas, CP40/776, image 77f available at [[23]].This reference was kindly brought to the attention of Adrian Benjamin Burke, Esq., by Douglas Richardson.


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