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him to complete his mansion on a lai'ger scale. [For the devolution of Hampton
Court, see Appendix.]

The subjoined pedigree shows the descent in full. We follow in part of
Bankes' Baronia AngUa Concentrata :—



FuLBERT, Lord of Croy in Picardy=
I



.\ri,otte, mother oi William I.



JonN=ADELA, daughter of Wilham Fitzosbern, Earl of Hereford. .



200 THE HOUSE OF CORNEWALL.

A

Raynald de Cracci=Joan, daughter of James, Seigneur of Pont del'Arche.
of Eton (d. 10, I
Wm. II.) I

Henri, Seigneur of Port derArcfie=ELLEN, daugtiter of Humphry de Bohun.
(d. 33, Hen. I.) |

I
John=Eleanor, daughter of Roger de Clare,
(d. 2, John)

Henry, ist Baron Grey of Codnor=IsoLDA, coh. of Robert Bardoph, Baron of Codnor.



(d. 3, Henry III.)



Richard, Lord Grey=LuciA, daughter of John deHumet.



John, Lord Grey=LuciA De Mohun.
(d. 36 Hen. III.) |



Edward I.= Eleanor of
Castille.



Henry, Lord Grey= Eleanor de
(d. 2, Ed. II.)



Elizabeth=Humphrey John Leinthal=Joana
DE Bohun, 38, Edw. III. died
I Earl of of Roghton, before

iNorthampton. Salop. 1365.



I
Roger, ==
Sheriff of 1
Hereford,

1252- I



William de Bohun= . . .

I

I
Humphrey, Earl of Hereford and of
Northampton = . . .



Walter of Leinthal Starkes
I



R0GER= .

John



ALiAN0RA=The Duke of I

Gloucester. Mary=Henry IV.
(ist wife)



Walter=Isabella

I
John=Christiana
FOXE of
Wigmore
(whence the Oxon
and Berks Lenthals)



Richard, Lord Grey=j0ANE .
(d. 9, Edw. III.) I



Elizabeth=Riciiard

FiTZALAN,

Earl of
Arundel.



(I)



I
Thomas. Lord Grey=ALicE de
(d. 16, Rio. II.) I Lisle, of
Beedon,
I Berks.

I
Henry Grey=Joan Cobham.



Richard, Lord Grey=ELizABETH,

I d. of Ralph

I Lord Basset

1(2)



• The Visitation of Devon maltes this Walter son of Roger, and the Pedigree of Mr. Lenthall
of Boars Hill, Oxford, follows this. But it is disproved by the Inquisition on Edmund Lenthall
[see Appendix].



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A (I) - B(2)

I I

Lady MARGARET=Sir Roland Lenthal=Lucy Grey.
d. 1423. FiTZALAN I d. Nov. 25, 1450.



EDMUND=MARGAREr, d. of Lord Zouche=( 2) Tresham .
d. 1447, d. 1484. 1

s.p. Thomas

His cousiu John, b. 1456.

son of Roger,

his heir
[see Appendix]



I I I I ^

Roland=Isabella, d. of Sir Walter Devereux John Alianora Elizabeth=Thomas

d. 1488. d. s.p. s.p. I CORNEWALL

s.p. 1498. N/



I

Katherine= William, Lord Zouche
I
John, Lord Zouche.

Dugdale, 1797, writes : — " Hampton Court was built under the immediate
auspices of King Henry IV., by his favourite Sir Roland Lenthal, Yeoman
of the robes. According to Leland, he being a gaOant fellow, a very near kins-
woman of the King was wedded unto him — co-heiress of Richard Fitzalan,
heir to Arundel, whose arms are on a medallion in the original picture. This
Lenthal was victorious at the Battle of Agincourt, and took many prisoners
there, by which prey he began on the new buildings of Hampton Court. The
Coningsbys purchased the estate of the Cornewalls, Barons of Burford."
We presume that the words " new buildings " have reference to additions
made to the original plan after Agincourt, the first stone having been laid
by King Henry IV. in the previous reign.

Elizabeth, wife of Thomas Cornewall, as has been stated, may have been in
her issue co-heiress, her elder brother Roland having died s.p. in 1443 ; her
younger brother, also s.p. in 1498. It is not a little remarkable that in the
inquisition on the latter gentleman [vide appendi.x] John, Lord Zouche, son
and heir of his youngest sister, Catherine, Lady Zouche, of Harringworth, is
named as his right heir to the Manor of Kemberton, Salop. There were — vide
the above pedigree — three daughters born to Sir Roland Lenthal by Lucy
Grey, liis second wife, viz., Alianora, who died s.p., Elizabeth, who married
Thomas Cornewall, and Katherine, wife of Lord Zouche. See below on Sir
Thomas Cornewall, Elizabeth CornewaU's grandson.

By Elizabeth Lenthal, Thomas Cornewall had (i) Sir Edmund Cornewall,
his successor (2) Giles, who died s.p., (3) John, who also died, s.p., and (4) *Sir

♦ The existence of this Sir Roland Cornewall seems doubtful.



202 THE HOUSE OF CORNEWALL.

Roland Cornewall. WOliams' " Herefordshire Members," adds a daughter,
EHzabeth, married to Sir John De la Barre. This apparently is erroneous. In-
asmuch as during his lifetime the estates were not restored, there occurred no
Inquisition on the decease of Baron Thomas ;* hence we have no record of
the date of his decease, which, however, must be fixed not later than 1472.
The will of his widow Elizabeth is dated January 3rd, 1489, and contains the
following items : — " To be buried within the Church of St. Mark, within the
Chapel of St. Nicholas, Bristol ; son Sir Edmund Kornewelle ; my daughter,
his wife ; his eldest daughter and his youngest daughter ; Janet Ive, Elizabeth
Chippenham Marryon Kachema (probably Cachmay) Jane Ap Hopkyn ; son
Sir Edmond Kornewelle, Sir John Randolf, and Richard Went, Exors. Proved
in C. P. C, June 6th, 1489. [See Appendix.]

Sir Edmund, circa 1472-3, succeeded his father as seventh Baron. We
cannot determine the date of his birth. He is styled " The Strong Baron "
by Baker, — for what reason does not appear. In 1473, i.e., shortly after his
father's death, he petitioned Parliament for the restoration of his father's
confiscated estates — this, 14, Edw. IV. sucessfuUy. In 1483, at the Coronation
of King Richard III. he was made Knight of the Bath [Anstis Order of the Bath].
According to a pedigree MS., by an unknown hand he is stated to have married
(i) Mary, daughter of Thomas Hoord, of Bridgenorth, by whom he had no
issue, and (2) Margaret, daughter of William Hody, Attorney General to King
Henry VII. But Judge Bayley and Dr. Marshall both assign him for wife
Maria, daughter of Thomas Hoord, who was Attorney General to Henry VIII.,
and this we assume to be the correct account.

From a letter addressed by Mr. Blakeway to Bishop Cornewall we quote
the following. " Sir Thomas Hoorde was Attorney General to King Henry
VIII. The Hoordes were an ancient family who ranked among the chief
gentry of Salop for many centuries. Their seat, a mile from Bridgenorth, is now
the property of Mr. Whitmore, of Apley." By Maria Hoorde, Sir Edmund
had a son, and successor, Sir Thomas, with two daughters, mentioned in his
mother's will 1489 ; viz : Anne, who married Peter (Townshend calls him
Richard) Blount, oi Sodington [see Visitation of Worcestershire, 1569J, and
Elizabeth, wife of Thomas Cressett, of Stanton Lacy, Salop, by whom slie

* An Inquisition, styled post-mortem, was held on Thomas Cornewall, attainted in 14.66. It
omitted to state his death, and, as a pardon was granted this same Thomas in 1467, he must have
died later. As attainted lie was in 1465 dead in the eyes of the law. Hence the inclusion of this
Inquisition amony those held post mnrlcm.



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had a daughter, who married . . . Powell. He died December 8th,
1489, and elected to be buried in the Church of the Blackfriars, Ludgate, in the
City of London. It will be remembered that his cousin, Lord Fanhope, chose
that as his last resting place. His wife Maria survived him [see escheat 5,
Hen. VIL, No. 62].

Sir Thomas Cornewall succeeded his father as eighth Baron. He was born
in his grandfather's time i.e., 1468. In 1505 he aUenated the family estates
at Norton and Thorpe, Northants, and in 1510 the Manor of Cornewall Ever,
Bucks. Escheat 10, Hen. VIII., March 7th, 1510. " Sir Thomas Cornewall,
of Burford, Knight, suffered a recovery of the Manor of Evere Cornewaille,
Bucks." Again escheat, 1519, 18, Hen. VIL, the Manor and lands of Evere
granted by Edmund, Earl of Cornewall, to Geoffrey de Cornewall, nepoti
nostra, are at this day called Cornewall's Manor, in Evere, and remained in the
family of the Cornewalls till the reign of Hen. VIII. , as appear by a deed of
sale thereof made by Sir Thomas Cornewall, 7th March, 10, Hen. VIII. He
was Knighted, June, 1497, at the Battle of Blackheath, assisted at the funeral of
Prince Arthur, and was made Knight Banneret at Tournay and Terouenne
(Cotton MSS., Claud C). He was appointed one of the Council of the Marches
of Wcdes, 1520. Blakeway, " History of Shrewsbury," gives the following
extract from the BaiUffs account of that Town — " For wine given unto Sir
Thomas Cornewall, Knight, the Commissioner of the Lord King Henry 8th,"
and adds, " Sir Thomas Cornewall, Baron of Burford, loth in hneal descent from
Richard, Earl of Cornewall, younger son of King John. He married the
daughter of Sir Richard Corbet, of Moreton, and was, as we see by his title
here, a member of The Council of the Marches of Wales." Ibid. " In the bailiffs'
account of Shrewsbury, 1530-1537, are entries of payments made to the Minstrels
of Sir Thomas Cornewall, Baron of Burford."

He was Sheriff of Salop, 21 and 23, Hen. VIL, and 16, Hen. VIII ; also
of Herefordshire, 18, Hen. VIL, and was Member for Salop 1529.

In Brewer's Papers relating to Hen. VIII. we find several references to
him, showing that he was actively employed in the King's Service, e.g., Vol. I.,
3166. Discharge of Sir Thomas Cornewall, of Burford, Salop, of all fines, as he
is going in the suite of the Marquis of Dorset, 30 April, 4 Hen. VIII. Again,
under "Appointments for the war. Names of those appointed to join then-
own persons with the number of men which they have granted to bring with



204 THE HOUSE OF CORNEWALL.

them to serve the King's Grace by Law. The Lord Marquis (Dorset). Sir
Thomas Cornewale — loo men." Again, 4253, "Names of the Captaynes and
Petty Captaynes of the Army and Vanguard of the Kynges Lefftenant
enterying into France the i6th June, 5 Hen. VIIL, Shropshire Banneret, Sir
Thos. Cornwall." Again, p. 1460, "March 10, Hen. VHL King at Greenwich.
Th. A. Cornewall conduct money for his returne, returning from Gaienne,
£38 I2S. od."

Vol. IL Sir Th. A. Cornwayle appointed Commissioner as to " imperking "
of Lands, 28 May, 15 17. {i.e. Domesday of Enclosures.)

Vol. HL " Field of the Cloth of Gold," 1520. " Besides the Household
and Guard, the following 100 nobles are to attend : Sir Thomas and Sir Ric.
Cornewale." Again, " Names of Noblemen to attend the King and Queen at
the interview with the French King : Sir Thos. Comwale." Again, "Noblemen
appointed to attend upon the King at Gravelines (meeting of Hen. VHL and
Charles V., 10 July, 1520.) Knights : Thomas Cornewall, Ric. Cornewall."
Again, Vol HL, 2416, "Commission of Peace, Sir Thomas Cornewale, appointed
for Gloucester, Salop, and Hereford." Vol. IV., 6043. " Nomina MiUtum, 1529,
Knights of the Shire : Salop, Sir Th. Cornewale." Vol. V., p. 1715. " Debts to
the Crown, 1532. Sir Thomas Cornewale, by statute and other obligations,
£286 13s. 4d. (This, according to Professor Thorold Rogers' estimate of the
comparative value of money would exceed £6,000). His lands to be aliable
(sic) thereto." Vol. VL, 1533. " Coronation of Queen Anne Boleyn. Among
the Knights to act as servitors at the Banquet in Westminster Hall, Sir Thos.
Comwale (sic), and he was specially ordered to wait on the Queen and the
Bishop." Vol. VHL " Commissioners of loths and Spiritualties. Salop, Sir
Thos. Cornewayle." Vol. IX., 1536. " Names of Noblemen to attend on the
King at the Northern Rebellion. Heref. : Sir T. Cornewale, 100 men." This
order was countermanded. In 1537, Will. Wigmore apppointed Steward of
Staunton Lacy and Richard's Castle, vice Sir Thos. Cornewale, deceased.

His wife was, as has been stated, Anne, daughter of Sir Richard Corbet,
of Moreton Corbet, by Elizabeth,* daughter of Walter Devereux, Lord Ferrers
of Chartley. Royal descents are often too circuitous and remote to be of any
real genealogical value, and the protest of Juvenal, " Stemmata quid faciiint ?

♦ By Sir Richard Corbet she had a son, ancestor of the Corbets of Acton Raynold. She
re-married Sir Thomas Leighton, by whom she had a son, John, ancestor of the Leightons of
Loton. She died 1516, and to her memory there is a slab in the Chancel of Burford Church.



THE HOUSE OF CORNEWALL. 205

Quid prodest, Pantice, longo sanguine censeri ? " might well apply to many.
But the Corbet royal descent cannot be condemned as remote, although
thereby the Corbets of Moreton Corbet, one of the very few genuine Norman
families extant, do not possess apparently the privilege of quartering the
Royal arms : e.g. :

Edward I.=Eleanor of CastiEe.
I
Joan of Acre=Gii.bert de Clare.

I
Eleanor de Clare=Hugh de Spencer.
I
Edward de Spencer=.\nne Ferrers of Groby.



Edward Lord de Spencer. K.G,=Elizabeth Burghersh.
I
Margaret de Spencer=Robert Ferrers of Chartlev.
I
Edmund Ferrers= Ellen de la Roche.
I
William Ferrers=Elizabeth Belknap.

I

I
Anne FERRERs=Sir Walter Devereux, K.G., Lord Ferrers of Chartley.
I
Elizabeth DEVEREU.x=Sir Richard Corbet.
I
Anne CoRBET=Sir Tho.mas Cornew.^ll, Baron of Burford.

Another Corbet descent may be regarded as no more than a curiosity,
but is of some value as showing the relationship of the Cornewalls through
the Corbets to the Talbots, who had been ten generations earlier co-heirs
with them of the Mortimer estates. Charlemagne is really the apex of every
Royal descent ; the following however possesses the merit of not tracing back
through the Royal House of l^ngland, but on independent lines, and is
therefore in character less commonplace. Like all descents, whether royal,
noble, or merely gentle, it may possibly afford a casual clue to the genealogist,
and therefore be worth preserving.

Charlemagne. Emperor (d. 8r4)=HiLDEGARDE of Suabia (d. 782).
I
Louis de Debonnairec Judith, dau. of Guelph, Count of Bavaria.
Emperor and King of I
Aquitaine (d. 840) I



I
GiSELE=EvERARD, Duc de Frioul.

Berenger, King of Italy (d. 924)=Bertile, d. of Suppon, Duc de Spoleto (poisoned 910).

I

I
Gisele=^Adalbert, Marquis D'lvrefi.

I



206 THE HOUSE OF CORNEWAI I .

A
Berenger II., King of Italy (d. 966)=Witte, d. of Boson, Duke of Tuscany.



Adalbert, Le Captif, King of Italy=GERBERGE, d. of Lambert, Count of Chalons.

I
Otho. Count of Burgundy=ERMENTRUDE, d. of Reuaud, Count of Rheims.
(d. 1027). I

Renaud=Alix, d. of Richard II., Duke of Normandy.



GoiLLAUME, Le Grand, Count of Burgundy=ETiE>JNE, d. of Raymond II., Count of Barcelona, by
(d 1087). I Sanchia of Navarre.

GiSETTE=HuMBEET II., Count of Maurienne and Savoy (d. 1108).
1
Adelaide=Louis III., Le Gros, King of France (d. 1137).

Pierre, 4th son, father of Courtenay,=IsABELLA, d. of Reginald de Courtenay.
Emperor of Constantinople. |

Alli.x de Courtenay=.Aymer, Count of Angoulesme.
I

Isabella (d. I246)=(2) Hugh Le Brun of Lusignan (d. 1249).
(i) Wife of King John. |

William de Valence, Earl of Pembroke=JoANE, d. of Warine de Montchensy.
(killed at Bayonne. 1296). \

lsABEL=JoHN, Lord Hastings, Lord of Bergenny, Competitor for the Crown of Scotland
(2nd dau.) I (d. 1313).

Elizabeth Hastings= Roger, Lord Grey de Ruthyn (d. 1353).

Gratiana Grey=Sir John Talbot of Richard's Castle.
I
John Talbot of Richard's Castle=CATHERiNE (d. 1381).



Elizabeth Talbot=Sir Warine Arcedechne of Langheme.

Elinor Arcedechne=Sir Walter Lucy of Cublington (d. 1445).



Elinor Lucy=Thomas Hopton.
I
Thomas Hopton=Joane, d. of Walter Mortimer.



Elizabeth Hopton=(i) Sir Roger Corbet, (2) John Tiptoft, Earl of Worcester, (3) Sir William
I Stanley — both beheaded.

Sir Richard Corbet (d. 8 Hen. VII.)=Elizabeth Devereux, d. of Lord Ferrers of
I Chartley.

Anne Corbet=(i) Sir Thomas Cornewall.

In the Cotton MSS., Cleopatra, C.V., we find " A list of Captagnes with
the flagges of the Army entering into France in the fifth yer of the reigne
of Kynge Henry VIII. — Syr Thomas CorneweU, Baron of Burfford, ba5Tith
sylver a lyon guUs powderyd with besaunts, a crown upon his head gold and
Cornish Choghes." There is an illustration of this standard in the Harl.
MSS., 4632.



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The above details concerning the career of Sir Tliomas Corncwall gave
evidence of prodigality, and we note especially that late in life he owed a large
sum to the Crown. But tliey do not account for the devolution of Hampton
Court, which was purchased by the Coningsbys in 1510. It may be that this
splendid Mansion on the death of Sir Roland Lenthal in 1450 devolved upon the
children of Lucy Grey. Inasmuch as Alianora, the elder sister, died unmarried,
the co-heirs in 1499 would have been Sir Thomas Cornewall and Lord Zouche of
Harringworth. Now one account makes the Cornewalls purchasers of Hampton
Court, and it may be surmised that Sir Thomas sacrificed the Manors of Norton
and Thorpe, as weU as of Cornewall Ever, in order to purchase it. If that be
so, it seems the more strange that he should have aliened Hampton Court so
soon after, and it may be that the transfer to the Coningsbys affords no
evidence as to the devolution of Hampton Court. It remains on record that
Sir Thomas, in high favour with the Court, reduced the Cornewall acreage by
more than one-half.* [See Appendix.]

Sir Thomas Cornewall by Anne Corbet had (2) Richard his successor
(i) Edmund (3) EUzabeth, who married Arthur, son and heir of Sir Peter
Newton, of Beverley or Petton, Salop, (4) a daughter married to John Wigmore
(5) Eleanor, married to Roger Vaughan of Hergest. We reserve mention
of Richard, inasmuch as he does not belong to the Barons of the 15th Century.

Edmund died January, 1508, jet 20. Gough, " Sepulchral Monuments "
thus describes his tomb in Burford Church. " Life-size monument in oak.
His head supported by two angels on a helmet, his hair cropt, armour plated
ovals at his shoulders, hearts at his elbows, at his feet a Uon crowned, with
an iron tongue. A ledge of oak-leaves runs round the chest (i.e. coffin) which
is hoUow and empty. At the east end of the tomb the Cornewall arms, between
the whole lengths (i.e. figures) of Edmund, and a ' female saint holding an arrow.'
Dr. Nash adds to this too technical description : " In the Baron of Burford's
seat is seen the figure of one of his family, and the inscription following, thus
spelled in Roman capitals : " Heare lyeth the body of Edmonde Cornewayle,
Sonne and heire aparante of Sjrr Thomas Cornewayle, of Burford, Knt., which
Edmonde dyed in the yeare of his age XXI., in the yeare of Our Lord God,
1503-"

• It may 'be added that about 1500 the Mortimer's Manor of King's XvTiipnet, Devon,
inherited from .Margaret de Mortimer, was aliened to Mr. Pollards. The statement that this sale
occurred temp. Hen. V. is disproved by the Manor having been one of those assigned by Ed" ard
IV. under the attainder of Thomas Cornewall.



208 THE HOUSE OF CORNEWAI.L,

There seems to be some discrepancy as to dates, the pedigrees stating
the death to have occurred a.d., 1508, and the monument 1503.

Sir Thomas Cornewall died at Acton, as Weaver, " Funeral Monuments "
states, on his way homewards from London, being " casually interred " in that
Church, where was engraved this epitaph : " Pray for the soul of Sir Thomas
Cornewal, Baron of Burford, in Co. Salop, Knt. and Bann't, which took
to wyf Anne, the daughter of Sir Richard Corbet, of the same County, who
departed this lyfe XIX. Aug., 1538. On whose soul Jesu have mercy."*

It has been stated, on what authority cannot be determined, that he had
a first wife named Catheryne, who was buried near the tomb of the Princess
Elizabeth, in Burford Church, both the stone and its effigy having dis-
appeared. Be that as it may, his wife Anne Corbet survived him by ten
years. Above her son's tomb in Burford Church, she is represented as kneeling
at a desk with an open book upon it, and the following inscription : — " Here
lyeth Dame Anne Cornewayll, wife unto Sir Thomas Cornewayll, and daughter
unto Sir Richard Corbet, of Morton, Knt., by Dame EUzabeth, his wife, Daur
unto the Lord Ferrys of Chartley, after married unto Sir Thomas Leighton,
Ano. Dom. 1548, Mtatis Swie 78." Sir Thomas is represented in full armour
with this inscription, " Sir Thos. Cornewayll of Burford, Knt., lyeth buried
at Acteon, nere London, who dyed about A'no Dom. 1537. A'no set., 70, whose
father. Sir Edmund was buryed in the Black Fryers, at London, in the Chapel
of Sir John Cornewayll, Lord Fanhope."



♦ Weaver adds : — " Learned Camden, speaking of the Ancestors of this active strong family
of the Cornewailes, hath these words : — Upon the river Temd (sir), (saith Hee) is Seene Burford,
which from Theodoricke Saie and his posteritie came unto Robert Mortimer, and from his posteritie
likewise unto Sir Geoflrey Cornewaile, who derived his descent from Richard, Earle of Cornwall,
and King of the Almaines ; and his race, even to these days, hath flourished under the name of
Barons of Burford, but not in the dignities of Parliamentarie Barons : whereas it is holden of the
King for to flnde five men for the Armie of Wales, and by service of a Baronie. But more of these
Cornewalls when I come to the usual place of their buriall, for this gentleman was casually here
interred, dying here in this Towne, as hee passed from London into his own country." The stone
tablet in memory of Sir Thomas Cornewall is now fixed in the wall of the porch of Acton Church,
and in 1S66 was restored by a Dr. Rogers. It appears originally to have covered his remains at
some spot within the Church. This we infer from Norden's " Speculum Britannia;," 1593, a much
earlier authority than Weaver, e.g., " Acton West. The Baron of Burford died there as he passed
from London, and is covered with a marble stone in the yeare of Christ 1527 " — this of course should
be 1537-8.



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Chapter XII.
The Barons of the Sixteenth Century.

Richard Cornevvall, gth Baron=jENET, d. of Henry Wogan of Wiston.
(1493 1569.) I (1507-47.)

II II

F,DMi-ND Cornevvall, Thomas Cornevvall=Katherine, Mary=James Anne=Francis

loth Baron. nth Baron. I d. of JohnHarley, Warne- Walsh

(1537-85) s.p. (1538-1615). and widow of John combe, (d. 1596)

Cresset, (1539-1623). M.P.



I 1 I

Sir Thomas=Anne, d. of Sir Francis=Joyce, d. of Edward-— Mrs Mary

Cornewall, I Sir Gilbert Cornewall. | Edward Cormewall Hopton.

I2th Baron. Lyttelton. | Comb es. (d. 1645)

(1573-1636). I (d. 1566) I I ^1

^ Thomas Richard Anne=Anthony Woodhull of

(d. 1627). (b. 1603). (d. 1678). Mollington, Oxon.

(1607-75).



I
Rev. Richard Cornewall
(1581-1610).

r\F Richard who succeeded his father Sir Thomas, as ninth Baron of
^ Biirford, httle is known. Fuller wrote : — " He was a Knight, howsoever
it Cometh to pass that he is here {i.e., as Sheriff of Salop, 1519, and 1526,
and of Herefordshire, 1547, 1560) inadditioned. I read how, i.e., 1523, he
was a prime person among those many Knights which attended the Duke
of Suffolk into France, at what time they summoned and took the town of
Roy, and Sir Richard was sent with 400 men to take possession thereof, the
only service of remark performed in that expedition."

Here Fuller is confusing Richard, the Baron, with Sir Richard Cornewall,
of Berrington, who was Knighted by the Earl of Surrey after the capture
of Morlaix, July, 1522. There can be little doubt that the former never
received the accolade, and we have no evidence of his having performed
any mihtary service.* He is recorded to have been born in 1493, and to
have married Jenet, daughter and co-heir of Henry Wogan of Wiston in
Pembrokeshire, by Catherine, one of the co-heirs of David Mathew, of

* His name, however, occurs as having in 1542 presented to the Privy Council "a view of
Muster," taken of the Hundred of Munslow. Also that of Ludlow. These documents were signed
by Rychard Cornewall and William Foxe. And in 1544 in a document relating to "The arms
against France," he is stated to have certified to My Lord of Suffolk. And in the Book of Aug-
mentations, 34 Hen. VIIL, he is mentioned as leaseholder of Meadows in Richard's Castle.



210 THE HOUSE OF CORNEWALT,

Rhayader. This lady, as is evidenced by an Inquisition taken at Wootton-
under-Edge, i6 Hen. VIII. [vide Appendix) was sixteen on Aug. i8, 15th Hen.
VIII. — the date apparently of her marriage. The Wogans then were in
possession of Tortworth, near Wootton-under-Edge. Richard Cornewall* died
in 1569, aet 75 ; his wife in 1547, Jet 40. Inquisitions p. mortem on him
1569, and on her 1570. [See Appendix].

There is preserved at High Legh an illuminated pedigree of Wogan,
the text whereof we here append.

Although his career seems to have been undistinguished, filial piety accorded
to him and his wife one of the most striking and original monuments — a work