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  • ID: I24212
  • Name: Joan Rugge
  • Sex: F
  • Death: 17 JUN 1485
  • Burial: Newland, Glos
  • Note: Will wishes
  • MEM: Brass in Newland church, Glos
  • Note: 1 2 3 4 3 5

    Joan, daughter and heiress of Thomas Rugge of Charlecombe, Somerset.
    Or died 10 Aug. 1484?
    When the estate of Stringston, Somerset, was divided in 1421 Stringston was assigned to Joan, great-greatgranddaughter of Sir Simon Furneaux?s (d. 1358) sister Hawise, and her husband Robert Greyndour (d. 1443).
    ?Jone, that was maried Robt. Grendour hir furst husband,and after maryed Sir John Barre, Knt and died without issew of hir body.? [By John Barre]
    Licence for Joan, late the wife Robert Greyndour, esquire, to found a perpetual chantry in the parish church of All Saints, Neweland, in the forest of Dene, co. Gloucester, in the diocese of Hereford, at the altar of St. John the Baptist and St Nicholas in the same church, of one chaplain to celebrate divine service for the good estate of the said Joan and Reynold West, knight, lord la Warre, and Elizabeth his wife, and for their souls after death and for the souls of the said Robert, John Greyndour, knight, his father and Marion his mother, and of Isabel late John's wife, Thomas Rugge, esquire, the father, and Katharine his wife, the mother of the said Joan, John Joce late husband of Isabel, Hawisia Bytton sometime the wife of John Bytton, knight, the elder, John Bytton, knight, grandfather of the said Joan, Alice Sturye, John Sergeaunt, Edmund Forde and Joan his wife, and for the souls of the kinsfolk, friends and benefactors of the said Joan [etc] (online at
    From Sir Simon Furneaux (d. 1358) (Footnote 17) the manor of Stringston passed with Kilve to his daughter Elizabeth Blount and her daughter Alice Stafford, later Stury (d. 1414). When the estate was divided in 1421 Stringston was assigned to Joan, great-great granddaughter of Simon's sister Hawise, and her husband Robert Greyndour (d. 1443). (Footnote 18) Joan, who married Sir John Barre as her second husband, died in 1485, when her heir at Stringston was William Strode of Somerton (d 1499).
    Had no issue, and therefore no dau and heiress who married a Newton, later of Barre?s Court.
    On her death in 1485 she desired to be buried with her first husband at Newland.
  • _UID: 3D397129EA4D4013AE45C66F3011E92410E7
  • Change Date: 20 JUN 2012

    Father: Thomas Rugge or Rigge
    Mother: Katherine Bytton

    Marriage 1 Robert Greyndour b: ABT 1390 in Mitcheldean & Abenhall, Gloucester
    • Married:
    1. Has No Children Elizabeth Greyndour b: ABT 1421

    Marriage 2 John Barre b: 1412
    • Married: AFT 1443

    1. Type: Book
      Periodical: Plantagenet Ancestry of Seventeenth-Century Colonists
      Author: David Faris
      Publication: NEHGS, Boston
      Date: 1999
    2. Type: Web Site
      Author: Tim Powys-Lybbe
    3. Type: Book
      Periodical: Victoria County History of Somerset
    4. Text: Chris Phillips posting
    5. Type: Book
      Periodical: Memoirs illustrative of the history and antiquities of Bristol, and the ...
      Publication: Royal Archaeological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland