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  • ID: I13536
  • Name: Richard Holt 1
  • Sex: M
  • Residence: Coldrey, Froyle, Hants
  • Note: 2 3

    Of Colrythe [Coldrey], Hants.
    In the fourteenth century Coldrey was held by the Colrithe family, the names being evidently connected. A daughter took it to the Holts, Thomas Holt of Coldrey dying in 1458. His heiress married Edward Berkeley, whose daughter, Laura, brought it from Lord Mountjoy. In Henry VIII's reign William Lord Mountjoy sold the manor to William Lyster, who died in 1553
    Many records of the Wallop family say he was of Cohythe, Southamptonshire, or some say of Colrich?
    Extract from Victoria County History - Alton Hundred.
    ?Hussey?s farm lies to the east of the parish [of Froyle?]. The manor of Hussey?s is mentioned as early as 1262-3; a tenement, consisting of a messuage, mill, and a caracute of land, was then acquired by Walter Hussey (Heuse) of his brother William, and Agnes, his wife. Nicholas Hussey held land in Froyle in 1336, and Nicholas Hussey, and Christine his wife, in 1382. In 1414, they conveyed to, amongst other persons, Richard Wyett, who, in 1416, acknowledged money received of Thomas Colrith for the ?manor? of Husseys. This is the earliest mention that has come to light of the holding as a ?manor?. Husseys probably descended, as did Coldrey, to Sir Richard Holt, and from him to Sir Edward Berkeley, who was a free suitor to the lady of the chief manor of Froyle in 1502.
    The origin of the reputed manor of Westley in Sparsholt, Hants, is uncertain. It is possible that it was included in the property in Sparsholt and Stockbridge acquired by Richard Fromond and Alice his wife in 1337, but it seems more probable that it originally belonged to the Sparsholts, passed from them with the manor of Coldrey to the Coldreys, and descended from Thomas Coldrey to his daughter and heir Christine, wife of Richard Holt. In support of this latter theory the following documents can be adduced: a fine of 1253, whereby the manor of Coldrey and rents in Lainston were settled on Philip Sparsholt for life with remainder to William Sparsholt, and a fine of 1333, whereby a messuage, a carucate of land, 8 acres of meadow, 10 acres of wood and 40s. rent in Bentley and Lainston were settled on William de Coldrey and Alice his wife, (fn. 38) but whether these tenements represent the later manor of Westley is a debatable point. However, they descended to Christine wife of Richard Holt, were granted by her to John Esteney and Julia his wife in 1427, and were included in the lands settled on Julia for life in 1433 with remainder to Michael Skilling and his heirs. John Skilling died seised of a capital messuage and 5 acres of land in Sparsholt, a tenement in Crawley and a tenement in Westley in 1512. (fn. 42) It is probable that to these tenements was afterwards given the name of the manor of Westley, the descent of which has been identical with that of Lainston.
    In the 13th century Wintney, Hants was a Cistercian House funded by Richard Holte (de Hereard) along with his wife Christien, dau of Thomas Cobreth.
    (The Making of the Magdalen: Preaching and Popular Devotion in the Later ... Katherine Ludwig Jansen. 2000.)
    Does this refer to them?:
    A pedigree in Chetham Coll. derives the Holts of Hampshire from Thomas, son and heir of Robert Holt, the fifth son of James Holt, of Griselhurst, Lancs. This Thomas, who it is said went to Twynford, nr Winchester.
    (Notes and Queries. 1849. Page 294)
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  • Change Date: 28 FEB 2013

    Marriage 1 Joan Coldrey
    • Married:
    1. Has Children Joan Holt
    2. Has Children Christian Holt

    1. Type: Book
      Periodical: Plantagenet Ancestry
      Author: Douglas Richardson
      Publication: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.
      Date: 5/2004
    2. Type: Book
      Periodical: Collectanea genealogica
      Date: 1843
      Page: 380
      Title: Church Notes for Hampshire
    3. Type: Web Site
      Title: Stirnet Genealogy
      Author: Patrick Barns-Graham
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