Name: Roger Heritage
Residence: Burton Dassett, Warwickshire
Change Date: 9 MAY 2011
N W Alcock in his book, "Warwickshire Grazier and London Skinner: the account book of Peter Temple and Thomas Heritage" says the "overall evidence makes it clear [the attribution of Alice as the dau of John Heritage] is wrong". According to Alcock, Alice was the daughter of Roger Heritage of Burton Dassett who died in 1495. She was apparently one of eight children - four boys (John, Thomas, Edward and William) and four girls (Agnes, Alice who married Thomas Temple, another Alice who married someone called Palmer and Kathryn). All are mentioned in Roger Heritage's will.
In his will, Peter Temple (Alice Heritage's son) mentions his uncle, Thomas Heritage. Thomas Heritage died in 1537, and appointed another Thomas Heritage and Peter Temple as his executors. Assuming he is the Thomas mentioned as a son in the will of Roger Heritage (and this identification appears to be accepted), he would be the brother of the Alices mentioned in that will. The relationship between Thomas Heritage and Peter Temple is reinforced by Temple's use of the rooms in Lincoln's Inn paid for by Heritage who calls him "his kin". Whilst the term "uncle" can be elastic, at face value this makes Peter Temple the grandson of Roger Heritage not John Heritage.
Roger Heritage of Burton Dasset, Warwickshire, for example, was farming around 500 acres of land by 1480 and paying a rent of £20 per annum to the lord of ..
(A social history of England, 1200-1500?, by W. M. Ormrod. 2006. Page 68.)
His name was Roger Heritage, and he lived at Burton Dassett in Warwickshire. We know that he was an adult, but probably unmarried, in 1466, so he could have been born in the 1440s. He died in 1495, having held the demesne of Burton Dassett on lease since 1480, and probably earlier. His farm consisted of ...
(Everyday life in medieval England?. Page 315. Christopher Dyer. 1994.)
Roger HERITAGE (d.1495) of Burton Dassett, Warwickshire.
Children: 3 daughters, one of whom married Thomas Temple of Witney.
Sons: one was called John. (ibid.)
One became a Fellow of Oriel College, Oxford, and Rector of Hackney, Middlesex. (ibid.)
Farmer of Sir John Norbury and later William Belknap and Edward Belknap. (ibid.p.315)
1466 Living in Burton Dassett. (ibid.)
by 1480 Held the demesne of Burton Dassett, which consisted of 500 acres of land with a rabbit warren and a windmill. (ibid.)
in 1495 He owned 2 teams of oxen, 2 ploughs, 2 carts, 40 cattle, 12 horses and 860 sheep. (ibid.p.316)
- John Heritage
- Alice Heritage