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man Richard Lygon‏‎ 1) 2) 3)
Born ‎± 1534 England
Died ‎2 Oct 1584 Madresfield, Worcestershire, England‎, approximately 50 years 4) 5) 2) 6) 1)
Occupations: ‎between 1573 and 1574; Sheriff of Worcestershire 4), ‎between 1583 and 1584; Sheriff of Worcestershire 4) 5)
Will signed: ‎4 Dec 1584 Madresfield, Worcestershire, England 2)


Married ‎24 Sep 1560 7) 8) (17 or 18 years married)
to:

woman Mary Russell‏‎ 9) 3) 1)
Born ‎± 1541 England‎ 10)
Baptised ‎6 Jul 1541 St Martin Ludgate, London, England 10)
Died ‎1578 England‎, approximately 37 years 11)

Child:

1.
woman Penelope Lygon‏ 12) 13) 14)
Died ‎13 Jan 1596/97 1)

Notes: From her father's will: Frysewood in the Manor of Clevelode to exploit for herself for three years, also £300 at age 21 or marriage and a further £100 to be found from rents of property held by his trustees.

Penelope's monument shows 35 coats of arms, representing the Lygon and Russell quarterings and, separately, 4 seemingly unrelated coats (god-parents, Walwyn heiresses?). Almost all can be identified and associated with Penelope's ancestors:

The four separate coats being:
Mylbourne - a Walwyn heiress
Goddard - Unclear
Askham - Unclear
Rudhall - a Walwyn spouse

The Lygon quarterings being:
Bracy, Blanchminster, Harfleet, Decors, Giffard of Brimsfield, Beauchamp of Powick, D'Abitot, Usflete, Furnivall, Lovetot, Verdun, Greville, Arrell and Sorrell/Southey. The last two are not ancestors - they were heiresses of Arle Court which Penelope's great-great grandfather (william Greville) came to possess. However, his posession was as a result of a purchase form his brother as opposed to through inheritance. Harfleet and Decors cannot be accounted for -- maybe they were Bracy ancestors.

The Russell quarterings being:
Planches, Hodington, Cromeley, Somery, Earl of Arundell, Haute, Earls of Chester, Golafer, Cassy, Cookesey, Thurgrim and Cholmley. All can be accounted for except Haute.

Sources

1) Source: Monuments On the North side of the Communion table is a flat stone, with the inscription round it in capitals:"Here lyethe the bodye of Penelope, the wife of Robert Walweyn, of Neulande, gentleman, the daughter of Richard Ligon, of Madersfyelde, esquire, the sonne of William Ligon, esquire, sonne of Sir Richard Ligon, knight, the sonne of Thomas Ligon, esquire and Anne his wife, one of the daughters of the lorde Beauchampe, her mother was Marye, the daughter of Sir Thomas Russell, of Strensham, knyghte. Obiit 13 Januarii, 1596."This stone formerly covered a raised monument, which stood where the communion table now is, on the wall; at her feet were these verses:"Hic pia Penelope Walwini conditur uxor,Jamdudum morbis languida, docta mori.""Docta mori, vitae que breves transcendere metasNune anima coelum possidet, ante fide."On the other three sides were thirty-five coats of arms: the principal were Walweyn impaling Ligon; some of the others were Godhead, Russell, Planges, Hodington, Cromeley, Somery, Albany, Haute, earl of Chester, Golafer, Cassy, Cookesey, Thurgrim, Cholmley, Askham, Rydal, Lygon, Bracy, Blanchmister, Giffard, Beauchamp, baron of Powick, D'Abetot, Hulgreve, Sir Gerard de Useslate, Lovestofte, Verdon, Greville.. Reference: Malvern Church: From 'A General History of Malvern, J. Chambers (W. Walcott, 1817)' (Data from direct source)
2) Source: England & Wales, Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills, 1384-1858 Record for Richard Ligon. Mentions daughter Penelope Lygon. External Link. Reference: The National Archives; Kew, England; Prerogative Court of Canterbury and Related Probate Jurisdictions: Will Registers; Class: PROB 11; Piece: 67 (Data from direct source)
3) Source: The Visitation of the County of Worcester made in the year 1569. Reference: Lygon pedigree (Data from secondary evidence)
4) Source: Victoria County History "Lygon Earl Beau-champ.Argent two lions passant gules with forked tails.Madresfield was probably held by the Bracys as early as the time of Henry I, for William Bracy in 1166 held half a knight's fee in Worcestershire of William Beauchamp of the ancient feoffment from the time of Henry I. (fn. 26) He appears to have been alive in 1175–6, (fn. 27) but had been succeeded before 1192 by Robert Bracy, against whom Walter de Baldenhall claimed half a knight's fee in Madresfield (fn. 28) as his share of the inheritance of three knights' fees which six sisters had divided between them. (fn. 29) In 1196 Walter gave up his claim in exchange for other land. (fn. 30) Robert Bracy is again mentioned in 1204 (fn. 31) and 1205, (fn. 32) and it was perhaps this Robert, a coroner of Worcestershire, who died in 1220. (fn. 33) He was apparently succeeded (fn. 34) by William Bracy, lord of Madresfield about 1250. (fn. 35) He was exempted in 1253 from being put on assizes and juries (fn. 36) ; about 1280 he paid a subsidy of 10s. for his lands in Madresfield. (fn. 37) In ill-health in 1282 (fn. 38) he lived till 1289, when he died and was buried at Great Malvern. (fn. 39) Robert Bracy was appointed one of the commissioners to perambulate the forest of Feckenham in 1297, (fn. 40) and was Sheriff of Worcestershire in 1298. (fn. 41) In 1300 and again in 1301 and 1305 he was returned as knight of the shire for Worcester. (fn. 42) He was appointed one of the assessors of two subsidies in the county of Worcester in 1308, (fn. 43) and held various other offices in the county. (fn. 44) In 1316 he was seised of three knights' fees in Warndon, Madresfield and Brace's Leigh, (fn. 45) and in that year settled the manors of Madresfield and Warndon on himself for life, with remainder to Robert son of William Bracy and the heirs of his body. (fn. 46) A grant of free warren in his Worcestershire lands was made to Robert Bracy in 1328, (fn. 47) in which year he was appointed keeper of the manor of Hanley Castle and the chase of Malvern (fn. 48) ; in 1345 Robert Bracy, probably he to whom the reversion had been granted in 1316, was lord of Madresfield. (fn. 49) Robert Bracy was knight of the shire for Worcester in 1361, 1365 and 1366. (fn. 50) He appears to have been succeeded before 1370 by William Bracy, (fn. 51) who apparently died about 1390, in which year the Lady Joan Bracy, probably his widow, held her first court for the manors of Madresfield and Brace's Leigh. (fn. 52) William Bracy presented to the church in 1415, 1419, 1420 and 1433, (fn. 53) and in 1431 he was returned as holder of the manor of Madresfield. (fn. 54) Joan, heiress of the Bracys and probably daughter of this William, married Thomas Lygon; the date of the marriage is given by Habington as 1419–20. (fn. 55) There seems no doubt that it took place before 1428. (fn. 56) Thomas Lygon, probably their son, (fn. 57) died on 10 April 1507 seised of the manor of Madresfield (fn. 58) ; he was succeeded by his eldest surviving son Richard, who died at Madresfield on 1 May 1512, having previously settled the manor on his wife Anne daughter and co-heir of Richard Lord Beauchamp of Powick. (fn. 59) This Richard was succeeded by a son Richard (fn. 60) who was knighted at the coronation of Anne Boleyn in 1533. (fn. 61) He was Sheriff of Worcestershire in 1548 (fn. 62) and died in 1556. (fn. 63) His son and successor William, sheriff in 1550 and 1560, (fn. 64) died about 1567, (fn. 65) when the manor passed to his son Richard, sheriff in 1573 and 1583, (fn. 66) who was succeeded in 1584 (fn. 67) by his son William.". Reference: Madresfield; A History of the County of Worcester: volume 4 (Questionable reliability of evidence)
5) Source: Victoria County History. Reference: Madresfield; A History of the County of Worcester: volume 4 (Questionable reliability of evidence)
6) Source: Chancery: Inquisitions Post Mortem, Series II, and other Inquisitions, Henry VII to Charles I Lygon, Richard: WorcesterDated: 1584. Reference: C 142/206/8 (Data from direct source)
7) Source: The Visitation of the County of Worcester made in the year 1569 "James Russell of Strensham"-"Jane"\/"Nicholas Russell of Strensham"-"Alice da. to John Grindon in com. Gloster Arms-Or, three chevronels gules, a label of three points vert"\/"Robart Russell of Strensham"-"Katharen da. to John Vampage"\/"Sr John Russell of Strensham Knt Mr of the hors to K R 2"-"Agnes da & heir to ... Planches Planges"\/"William Russell I Sonne of Strensham esqr"-"Agnes da & coeheire to Tho Haddington Hoddington"\/"Robart Russell of Strensham esqr"-"Elizabeth da. to John Throgmorton Knight."\/"Robart Russell"-"Joanne da. to Sr Kinard De la Beere Knt."\/"Robart Russell of Strensham esqr"-"Elizabeth da. to Thomas Brynham Baynham"\/"Johannes Russell miles of Strensham"-"Editha Elizabeth filia Tho, Umpton militis (of Wadley Berks)."\/"Thomas S John Russell miles of Strensham & of Whitley Knt. ob. 1574"-"Francisca filia & coheires Rogeri Cholmonley miles [some words illegible - ED.] (Lord Chief Justice)"\/"Mary ux Richard Ligon". Reference: Russell Pedigree; pages 116-119
8) Source: The Visitation of the County of Worcester made in the year 1569. Reference: Russell Pedigree; pages 116-119
9) Source: Chancery: Inquisitions Post Mortem, Series II, and other Inquisitions, Henry VII to Charles I " Barton, widow, and all other his lands and tenements within the City of London and the suburbs thereof and in Walworth within the parish of Newington in co. Surrey or elsewhere in the said county: all which premises were sometime the inheritance of Sir Roger Cholemley, knight, late of London, deceased, grandfather of the said John Russell and his heirs male: which said fine shall remain and be to the use of the said John Russell for the term of his life; after his decease to the use of such heirs as he shall have by any wife after the death of Elizabeth his now wife and of the heirs of their bodies; for default, to the use of Richard Ligon of Madresfeld in co. Worcester, esq., for his life; after his decease, to the use of the heirs of the body of Mary Ligon, deceased, late wife of the said Richard Lygon and sister of the said John Russell; and for default, to the use of the right heirs of the said John Russell for ever: Provided always that it may be lawful for the said John Russell at all times to make leases and grants of the said premises for 21 years, 3 lives or otherwise, or by his will to change or determine the said uses". External Link. Reference: Chan. Inq. p. m., ser. 2, vol. 241, No. 126. - IPM for John Russell, son of Thomas Russell (Data from secondary evidence)
10) Source: London, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812 Record for Mary Russell. Reference: Database online. (Data from secondary evidence)
11) Source: London, England, Extracted Church of England Parish Records "It is agreed between the said parties to the said indenture that the said John Russell shall before the end of Michaelmas Term next ensuing the date of these presents, by fine convey to the said Earl and Gilbert Littleton and their heirs the manor of Holmehall in Stowquy in co. Cambridge and all other his lands, tenements, in Stowquy, Ditton, Fenn Ditton, Fulbourne or elsewhere in co. Cambridge; the manors or the moieties of the manors of Easte Hamburnels, Weste Hamburnels, Estwesham and Plays in co. Essex; and all other his lands, tenements, &c., in the towns and parishes of Westham, Eastham, Railiegete, Hockley and Thundersley in co. Essex; all those 32 a. of marsh ground lying in the parish of Walwiche in co. Kent, now or late in the tenure of Robert Stepnethe, gent.; the moiety of a farm in ... in co. Middlesex, in the tenure of Robert Northe; all other his lands and tenements being freehold in the parishes and towns of Hamsted, Willesdon, Islington and Holloway in co. Middlesex; 1 messuage in the par. of St. Martin within Ludgate in the suburbs of the City of London; the tenement next adjoining and the tenement called the Shipp; the moiety of 1 messuage without Ludgate in the said parish of St. Martins in the tenure of Elizabeth Hodgson; the moiety of 1 other tenement within Ludgate in the said parish of St. Martin called the Doggeshedd in the pott in the tenure of Richard Graundiche; the moiety of 2 tenements lying in the parish of St. Peter in Cornhill over against Leaden Haule in the tenure of Thomas Dalton and Richard Lackson; the moiety of 1 other messuage lying in the parish of St. Martin Orgar, in the tenure of -- Barton, widow, and all other his lands and tenements within the City of London and the suburbs thereof and in Walworth within the parish of Newington in co. Surrey or elsewhere in the said county: all which premises were sometime the inheritance of Sir Roger Cholemley, knight, late of London, deceased, grandfather of the said John Russell and his heirs male: which said fine shall remain and be to the use of the said John Russell for the term of his life; after his decease to the use of such heirs as he shall have by any wife after the death of Elizabeth his now wife and of the heirs of their bodies; for default, to the use of Richard Ligon of Madresfeld in co. Worcester, esq., for his life; after his decease, to the use of the heirs of the body of Mary Ligon, deceased, late wife of the said Richard Lygon and sister of the said John Russell; and for default, to the use of the right heirs of the said John Russell for ever: Provided always that it may be lawful for the said John Russell at all times to make leases and grants of the said premises for 21 years, 3 lives or otherwise, or by his will to change or determine the said uses.". Reference: Database online. (Data from secondary evidence)
12) Source: Victoria County History "The manor of NEWLAND (fn. 142) (Nova Terra, xii cent.) was given to the priory of Malvern by Gilbert, (fn. 143) Abbot of Westminster (fn. 144) (ob. 1117). (fn. 145) This gift was confirmed by Henry I: 'I grant and confirm Newland (Nova Terra) also, with Woodsfield (Windeff) and Limberga situated between Powick and Baldenhall, as Walter of Gloucester and others of my barons on my behalf, and Gilbert abbot of Westminster and the convent there by Hugh and Warner his monks on his behalf, gave to the brothers of the priory.' (fn. 146) The grant was confirmed by Pope Honorius III in 1217. (fn. 147) In 1291 the prior held 2 carucates of land at Newland. (fn. 148) At the Dissolution the priory lands here, including the grange, were valued at £8 14s. 11d. (fn. 149) In 1563 the manor and capital messuage of Newland, in the occupation of John Moore and his wife Alice, (fn. 150) were granted to Humphrey Shelton and Edmund Hunt. (fn. 151) They may have been 'fishing grantees,' for about 1568 Newland was granted to the Walweyn family. (fn. 152) John Walweyn, probably the original grantee, died apparently before 1587, in which year his son Robert dealt with the manor, (fn. 153) probably in settlement on his wife Penelope Lygon. Robert settled it in 1607 on his second wife Elizabeth. (fn. 154) He was alive in 1608, (fn. 155) but was succeeded by his son John before 1619. (fn. 156) John died a lunatic about 1624, leaving as heir his daughter Elizabeth, aged seven. (fn. 157) She afterwards married Walter White of Wiltshire, (fn. 158)". Reference: Great Malvern with Newland: A History of the County of Worcester: volume 4 (Questionable reliability of evidence)
13) Source: Victoria County History. Reference: Great Malvern with Newland: A History of the County of Worcester: volume 4 (Questionable reliability of evidence)
14) Source: England & Wales Christening Records, 1530-1906 Record for Penelope Walweine. External Link (Questionable reliability of evidence)