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  • ID: I13767
  • Name: John Delves
  • Prefix: Sir
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 1420 in Delves, Staffs
  • Death: 4 MAY 1471 in Tewkesbury, Glos
  • Burial: Tewkesbury Abbey, Glos, beside St John?s chapel
  • Residence: Doddington, Cheshire
  • Occupation: Warden of the Mint 1
  • Cause: Killed in battle
  • BATT: Towton 1461. Tewkesbury 1471 (killed). 2
  • MEM: Stained glass window, Broughton, Staffordshire
  • Note: 1

    Sir JOHN DELVES, Knt., of Delves Hall, Warden of the Mint, temp. Henry VI, was slain at Tewkesbury, leaving inter alias two sons, (1) JOHN DELVES, the eldest, beheaded during the 10th year of the reign of Edward IV, leaving two daus., and (2) HENRY DELVES, the youngest ancestor of DELVES, Baronet, of Dodington).
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    The South window at Broughton church, Staffs, shows Sir John Delves, killed at the Battle of Tewkesbury in 1471 and is thought to have been removed from Doddington Castle. These windows were installed in the late 18th century and some are much older than the fabric of the church. The earliest is from the 15th century. The north chancel window, shown above, has nine heraldic devices. Among the families represented are Lees, the Delves, the Savages, Duttons, and Sneyds. Several of these were connected with the Delves family of Doddington Hall near Wynbunbury in Cheshire and it is thought that these windows were removed from Doddington Hall and from the medieval church at Wynbunbury which was being replaced in the late 18th century.
    (Strolling Through Staffordshire: Copyright: Craig Thornber, Cheshire)
  • _UID: D5450FF48B17472CBBFEB01602867B691DB5
  • Change Date: 22 SEP 2008



    Father: John Delves b: ABT 1376
    Mother: Phillipa Harcourt b: in Of Ellenhall, Staffordshire

    Marriage 1 Helen Egerton b: in Betley, Staffs
    • Married: 3 MAY 1439 in Wrinehill, Stafford
    Children
    1. Has Children John Delves
    2. Has Children Elizabeth Delves b: ABT 1448
    3. Has Children Margaret Delves b: 1463 in Duddington, Lancs
    4. Has Children Joan Delves

    Sources:
    1. Type: Book
      Periodical: Pimbley?s Dictionary of Heraldry
    2. Text: Towton By County.
      www.towton.org.uk
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