Name: Edmund Rede
Death: 7 JUN 1487
Residence: Boarstall, Bucks
Change Date: 8 NOV 2010
Or died 1473?
Also married Agnes, dau of Sir John Cottesmere or Cotesmore, of Brightwell Baldwin, the Lord Chief Justice. (Had issue).
Had the famous Boarstall Cartulary made for him in 1444 onwards.
SIR EDMUND REDE, Knight, married, first, AGNES, daughter of Sir JOHN COTESMORE, Knight, Chief Justice of England, by whom he had issue William, Thomas, Alan, and Joan. He married, secondly, KATHERINE, daughter of WALTER GRENE, of Hayes, co. Middlesex, widow of John Gainsford, of Crowhurst, co. Surrey, and Hampton Poyle, co. Oxford, by whom he had several children. He was knighted 26 May 1465, on the coronation of lizabeth, Consort of Edward IV. He was a lawyer, King's servant in 1447, and Knight of the Shire (Member of Parliament) for Oxfordshire, 1450/1. He served as Sheriff of Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire often between 1438 and 1461. He was a Justice of the Peace often between 1439 and 1483.
A pedigree of the Grene family is given in Middlesex Pedigrees, Harleian Society Publications, Vol. 65, 1914, page 79 (arms: azure, a chevron argent between three bucks statant or). Walter Grene was a member of Parliament for co. Middlesex often between 1414 and 1446. His will is dated 6 December 35 Henry VI (1456) and was proved 12 Feb. 1456/7. (P.C.C.) He died 6 Dec. 1456.
In a book of Oxfordshire Church notes in the College of Arms taken apparently about 1500, three or four pages are devoted to notes concerning the coats of arms in Boarstall Church. Many drawings of coats of arms of members of the Rede family with their quarterings are given. Concerning Edmund Rede we find Edmund Rede, Knight, sometime Lord of this town and Katherine his wife, which Edmund died 7 June 1487 and Katherine ob. 14 . ., and Katherine and Agnes, his wives. By one wife v sons and ii daughters, the other iiii sons and iiii daughters. So far as is known this is the only statement as to the number of Sir Edmund Rede's children by each of his two wives.
The will of Edmund Reed (P.C.C.) is dated 21 Feb. 4 Henry VII, and was proved 30 June 1487. The will and the very long testament in Latin are found in P.C.C. Milles, 23. The testament in Latin is printed in full, with an English translation, in the Boarstall Cartulary, pp. 286-295. In his prefatory note, the Editor in error makes Elizabeth, wife of Richard Hall, a daughter of Katherine by her first husband Nicholas Gainsford (recte John). Sir Edmund Rede leaves to his son-in-law, Richard Hall, whom he makes one of his executors, a "book of assize of English Law," and to Elizabeth Hall, wife of said Richard, an ornament of gold. His wife Katherine and Richard Hall are made residuary legatees, and they and John Sampson, Clerk, and Robert Arderne, are made executors.
The will of Dame Katheryne Reed, widow, is dated 8 June 1498 and was proved at Lambeth 18 Sept. 1498 (P.C.C.. 24 Horne). To her daughter, Elizabeth, wife of Richard Hall, Gentleman, she leaves a ring of gold with a sapphire "lope." She disposes of much plate and jewelry to her sons by her first marriage, George and William Garnsford, and their wives. She died 9 August 1498.
(From The Elkinton Family by Arthur Adams.)
Anastyes messuage had been acquired by Edmund Rede in 1451 (Boarstall Chart. fol. 5).
Father: Edmund Rede b: ABT 1395 in Checkenden
Mother: Christina James
Catherine Greene b: ABT 1425 in Hayes, Middlesex
- William Rede
- Elizabeth Rede
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