Name: John Hugford
Death: 20 NOV 1485
Residence: Emscote, Warws
Change Date: 18 NOV 2009
Steward to Richard Nevil, Earl of Warwick. He was also a Justice of the Peace 1 Edward IV (1461); Sheriff of Warwick and Leicestershire 12 and 18 Edward IV (1463 and 1469); steward of Warwick. Constable of Warwick Castle.
There is a slight conflict over Hugford's date of death. Lesley Boatwright, in the Appendix of her 2003 article "The Buckinghamshire
Six at Bosworth" in 'The Ricardian', says Hugford died 6 Dec. 1485, his heirs were daus ages 18 and 16 & a grandson age 2, and provides a footnote, "John Hugford's two-year-old grandson, the child of his dead daughter Joan, was John Beaufo, the son and heir of Humphrey Beaufo.
Here is another family party at Bosworth." And cites C142/1/29 as her source.
Hicks states: "Chancery had to respond this time [to a 1485-6 petition from the heirs of Richard Beauchamp, earl of Warwick], since John Hugford had died on 20 November 1485, leaving as heirs his teenaged daughters Anne and Alice and his infant grandson John Beaufo, son of his deceased daughter Joan; Shenstone [Staffordshire, another of the 30 manors that made up the Beauchamp trust] was stated in his inquisition post mortem to have been seised by Lord Strange.
[footnote: 'Cal. Inq. Post Mortem, Henry VII, i, no. 200.]"
John Hugford died in 1485, leaving as coheirs three daughters: Joan who married Henry Beaufoe, Alice, wife of Richard Cotes, and Anne who married Gerard Danett and had a daughter Elizabeth who died childless. Richard Cotes died in 1504, leaving a son John, who in 1512 conveyed his share to John Beaufoe (son of Joan Hugford). Gerard Danett, having had issue by Anne, held 'by the courtesy of England' tenements in Emscote which reverted on his death in 1520 to John, son of John Beaufoe, a minor in ward to Sir Edward Ferrers. John Beaufoe was, therefore, seised of the manor when he died in January 1530, leaving a widow Ursula and four sons. The estate, known from 1583 onwards as the manors of Emscote and Milverton, descended in the family until the death of Sir Henry Beaufoy in 1678.
Father: Thomas Hugford
Mother: Margaret Dinge
- Johanna Hugford b: ABT 1454
- Anne Hugford
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