Name: John (Wodman) Horseley
Residence: Outchester, Easington, Northumberland 1
Change Date: 18 OCT 2011
James Horsley was the son of John Horsley of Ulchester, by Elizabeth, daughter of Sir John Delaval of Newsham and Margaret his wife daughter of Sir John Mitford and granddaughter of Sir Robert Delaval of Newsham, third son of Sir Robert Delaval of Seaton Delaval who died 27 Ed. III.
At the beginning of the 15th century the manor of Outchester was confrimed in a grant to Nicolas Horsley, described as a ?cousin and heir? of John Horsley to whom the manor had been granted by Edward I.
(A history of Northumberland. Issued under the direction of the Northumberland county history committee.)
See ?County History of Northumberland, 1912,vol ?? pg.148, Earson Chapelry: ?The name of WOODMAN or WODMAN is met with as a family of sufficient antiquity but little note in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Some of its members appear to have settled in the neighbourhood of Hexham, where John WOODMAN, a mason by trade, held some property at the close of the fourteenth century [As ?Johannes WODMAN, mason,? he granted all his lands in Northumberland, Hexham and Hexhamshire, on January 20th, 1402, to Robert WYSE and John BAUDWYN. See Waterford Charters, No. 64]. John WOODMAN, junior, the mason?s son, added to his paternal inheritance by the acquisition of a house and a few acres of land in Horsley, in the parish of Ovingham, and on the strength of this transaction, exchanged his surname for that of Horsley,[John Horsley, under the style of ?Johannes HORSLEY, filius et heres Johannis WODMAN? granted to William COKE and to Patom WODMAN his brother two burgages, half a burage, and ten acres in Hexham ? que habui jure hereditario post decessum Johannis Wodman patris mei,? October ..I st, 1413 . Waterford Charters, No. 11. Under the same appellation he made over to Robert ELMET, on February 18th, 1425, a rent out of a tenement in Hawkwell, ?quod quidem tenementum prefatus Johannes habuit de jure et hereditarie post decessum prefati Johannis WODMAN, patris sui.? Ibid. No. 10. The lands in Horsley, comprising a messuage, croft, and 11_ acres, were derived from a grant made by Adam HAGMAN in 1413 to Robert WYSE for life, with remainder to John, son of John WODMAN (ibid. No. I5*), and lay in the parish of Ovingham (ibid. No. 74)], a fact which has led later genealogists to find him an ancestry among the HORSLEYS of Outchester. [See Vol I of this work, pg. 204]. The articles of his marriage with the Delaval heiress are given below:
?This endentur witnesseth ?at it is accordit betwyn John DALAVALL on the a partye and John HORSLEY on the th?othir partye that the sayd John DELAVALE and Margaret his wiffe schall infeffe and mak suere estate in fee sympill to John the son of William MITFORD, John the brothir of the seyd WILLIAM, and to Gererd of MITFORD, of all ther landis and tenements in Neusome and Blythesnuke, in the counte of Northumbreland, befor the fest of Seint Michaell the Arkaungell next comynge, or ellys in all the gudly haste that may folowe the forseyd fest, whilke feoffes schall make feoffment of all the lands and tenements aforeseyd, etc., to the foreseyd John HORSLEY and Elesabeth, doughtre and heyre to the seyd John DALAVALE and Margarete, to have and to hold all theys lands and tenements, etc., unto the forseyd John HORSLEY and Elesabeth and to the heires of there ij  bodyes begetan for ever more, and for the defaute of yscheve of thery bodyes begetan, etc., to the ryght heires of the forseyd John DALAVALE or to whome that he will that the remayndre schall be. And this same John HORSLEY and Elesabeth schall make a lese to the forseyd John DALAVALE and Margaret of all the lands and tenements in Newsome aboveseyd for terme of the liffes of the forseyd John DALAVALE and Margaret, savynge to the forseyd John HORSLEY and Elesabeth all the lands and tenements, ete., in Blythesnuke, with fyschynge and all maner of fredome longynge therto, and savynge also to the forseyd John HORSLEY and Elesabeth and to the heyres of ther two bodyes getton the revercion of all the forseyd lands and tenements in Newsome aboveseyd ; or ellys the forseyde feofees, that is to sey, John the son of William of MITFORD, John the brothir of the seyd WILLIAM, and Gererd of MITFORD, standynge in ther estate of the lands and tenements aboveseyd, schall graunt a rent-charge be dede indented to the forseyd John DALAVALE and Margarete, for terme of ther lives, of xx marc yerely to be takyn of all the lands and tenements aboveseyd, appon certayn eondicons, that is for to sey : yf the forseyd John HORSLEY and Elesabeth suffre the forseyd John DALAVALL and Margarett take continually the profets for terme of ther lyfes all the lands and tenements in Newsome, etc., savynge allwey to the forseyd John HORSELY and Elesabeth schall frely and peaceably have and injoy Blythesnuke with all maner lands and tenements, etc., as mekill and as largely as all the tenands sometyme duellynge in Blythesnuke occupyed and held when it was most fully plenyshed and inhabet, etc. And it is also aecordit that the forseyd John HORSELEY be the grace of Gode schall wedd and have to wife the foreseyd Elesabeth, doughtre of the forseyd John DALAVALE ; and the seyd John DALVALE hath graunted and schall gyffe in marriage to the seyd john HORSELEY with the saym Elesabeth xx of Ynglish mony, wheeoffe x schalbe payed in hand befor the esspoucell, and the odjr x at Whitsonday and Martnmesse next After that wettyinge folowand, etc. And the marriage aboveseyd scalbe done at the costes of the forseyd John DALAVALE, and he schall array his doughtre in all maner of things longynge to hir, onestly acordynge to his degre. And also the seyd John DELAVALE scahll fynde and in housald kepp the forseyd Elesabeth his doughtre iiij  yeres after ye spoudall, as in mete and drynke and bedynge, and also the seyd John HORSELEY, his man and his horse, at all tymes at his coming in to counter as long as he will abyde in the household of the seyd John DALAVALL. And also it is accordit that the forseyd John DALAVALE schall deliver to the seyd John HORSELEY and Elesabeth all maner of evidence that he hath or may get towchynge all the lands and tenements aboveseyd, etc. And also the seyd John DELAVALE schall no thynge in tym to come do ne make to be done that may turne one disherittynge or hynderynge of titles, etc., that be possibilite may come, yf God will, in tym comynge to the forseyd Elesabeth or his heyres, as heyres or heyre to the forseyd John DALAVALE schall delivere to theym all maner of stuffe of housshold resonablye after his power, accordynge to his degree. In witnesse wheroffe, etc. Writen at Newsome, this xxviij [28th] day of Septembre, the yere of the reyne of Kynge Henre the sextet, etc., the second. Theyre wetnesse, Bartraham HERBOTELL esquire, Robert of MUSGRAYFFE esquire, Robert of MITFORD, Alisaundre MITFORD, Thomas LAME, and mony others.? [Marquis of Waterford?s MSS].
1423, Sep 28. Alisaundre MITFORD, a witness to the Marriage Settlements of John HORSLEY als WOODMAN, and Elizabeth, the dau. and heir of John de la VAL.
Father: John Woodman
- James Horsley or Delaval
- Type: Book
Periodical: Visitation of Northumberland