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Katherine St. John

Female Bef 1482 - 1553  (~ 71 years)



  • Name Katherine St. John 
    Born bef. 1482 
    Gender Female 
    Generation 17 
    Occupation 1540 
    At the Court of Henry VIII , in 1540, Lady Catherine Edgecombe is recorded as one of the Ladies of the bedchamber to Anne of Cleaves .
    Catherine was the second wife and widow of Piers Edgcombe who had died a year before, in 1539.
    She was daughter of Sir John St. John, of Weobley Castle and his spouse Margaret Morgan.


    https://sites.google.com/site/pomeroytwig/spouses-other-people/edgecombe-1

    Note: the facts outlined in this source are incorrect. The St. John of Weobley was merged with the de Port-St. John of Beltso. This source is only being used for the details pertaining to Anne of Cleaves. 
    Died 12 Dec 1553 

    • Will of Dame Katherine Edgecombe, widow, Cuthele 12 December 1553

      Reference: PROB 11/36/306
      Description: Will of Dame Katherine Eggecombe or Edgecombe, Widow of Cuthele, Cornwall
      Date: 12 December 1553
      Held by: The National Archives, Kew
      Legal status: Public Record
      Closure status: Open Document, Open Description
      In the name of our Lorde god Amen the ninth daye of December in the first year of the Reigne of our soveraigne Ladye Mary by the grace of god Quene of England Frannce and Irelande defender of the faith and of the church of England and also of Ireland in earthe the supreme head. And in the year of our Lorde god a thousand five hundred fiftee and three. I Dame Katheryne Edgecombe of England in the Countie of Cornwall widowe being sicke of body yet of hole mynde and parfytt memory Laude and praise be to Almightie god make and ordeyne this my pute testament and last will in maner and fourme following. Firste I give and bequathe my soule to almighty god my maker. Trusting by the merits of Christes passing to come to the eternall glorie and fruicion of his presens. Also I give and Bequeath to Katheryn Lutrell one of the daughters of sir John Lutrell one cheyne of gold with also were sixt Diamonds and a Rubie. To the said cheyne annexed weying (a space in the text here) ounce. And also one of my greate Bolles gilted with a cover to the saime bolle. Also I give and bequeathe to Dorothy Luttrell sister to ye said Katheryn one of my great Bolles gilt without a cover. Also I Bequeathe and give to Mary Lutrell sister to the said Dorothy and Katheryn one of my great Bolles gilt withoute cover. whiche said cheyne and plate I will he shalbe delivered to the said Katheryn Dorathye and Mary at the tyme of therr marriage or at suche tyme as they shall acomplyshe the full age of eighteen years. At the discretion of myn Executos. Also I give and Bequeathe to the foresaid Katheryn Dorathy and Mary all and almaner of suche Draper hollond and other my Napery and Lynen as shall happen to come to thande of my Executours after my deathe equally to be divided by myne Executours or the longer lyver of them Between the said Katheryn Dorathy and Mary. As yt shalbe thought wise and convenient By them or the Longest Lyver of them when the said Katheryn Dorathye and mary or any of them shalbe marryd or come to thage of eighteen years. Provided always if it happen the foresaid Katheryn Dorathy and Mary or any of them to Dye Before they be married or tain and Acompliishe the full aige of eighteen years and the said cheyne. Juells plate and Napery not delyvered as Before ye mencioned That then I will that the said Cheyne Juells plate and Napery before bequeathed and Appoynted to Be delivered to any of them that shall happen so to Dye shall be delivered unto thother two sisters that shall survive equally to be devyded Betwixt them or the longest lyver of them Being maryed or come to the Age of eighteen years at the discretion of my Executours or the Longest lyver of them. And yf it happen all and enery of the foresaid Katheryn Dorathy or Mary to Dye Before Mariage or before they Accomplished the Age of eighteen years, Then my Will ye that the foresaid Chayne plate juells and Napery and other Lynnen to them before bequeathed and not delivered shall holy remain and be to myn Executours for the performance of that my Will. And after the same parformye to be bestowed by my said Executours and the longest lyver of them. For the welth of my soule as By their discretion the longest Lyver ot them shalbe most convenient. Also I will after my decease that my Executours or the longest liver of them shall delyver or raise to be delyned fourtie shillings. That is to saye thereof to suche people as shalbe present at my Buryall and the residue thereof if any do remayine to be putt into the moneyy Box of the churche of Calstocke for the Releve of the poore people of the said parishe and also I find twenty-five pounds to Be put into the Coine Boxe of Tavistock for the Relive of the poore people there. And also I give twenty five pounds to Launceston whereof sixteen send to the poor prisoners where shalbe in the Quenes jayle at Launceston aforesaid and thother fifteen pound to Be put in the Coine Boxe of the parishe churche of Mary magdalen then, for the Releve of the poor of the said parish And also I give twenty pounds to be put in the coine Boxe of the church of Seynt Domynick for the Relive of the poore people of the said parishe, And also I give twenty pounds to be put in the coine Boxe of the parysh of Botus flemmenge for the Relive of the poore people of the said parishe. Also I will that after my demas that myn Executours shalhand all my term and intereste of one parcel of Lande called Fostirs medowe lying Beside the newe bridge of Calstock.and they to let and divise the same to willm Penryss my sirvunte for so many years as he shall happey to lyve yeldinge and paying the Rent therof dew and annstonyd and five shillings yerely to the poore mens Boxe of the parishe Churche of Calstock. And after his decease my said Executours to let and sell the said to suche parsons or persones that will give most rent for the same yelding and paying to theyres and assignes of one John Newton yerely five shillings. And also the high rent to the chief Lorde of the fee thereof during suche terme and yeres as shalbe to come after my decease. And the onerplus of the rent receyved of said parcel of lande over and above the said five shillings and high rent paid. I will that my said Executours and the longest lyver of them, shall cause hit to be put yerely into the money Boxe of the parysh of Calstock for the releve of the poore people of that said parishe during the same terms. And also I give and Bequeathe after my decease to every of my household sevuntes being adaylie waiter in my house at the tyme of my deathe (except my two chaplyns and gentelwomen) that is to saye to other of theym his or their hole yeres wages for one hole yere next after my decease. To Be accomplished from the Daye of my death as they do take of me in my Lyfe. Also I will By this my present will that myne Executours and the longest lyver of them shall hand the governance rule lettinge and settinge of all my Tynne works in the Countie of CorneWall and the hole Issue and profits thereof to take and receive into their handes till this my will By them or the longest Lyver of them Be fully performyd fulfilled. And with the same yerely to paye Mary Campere my gentilwoman foure pounds of good Lawfull money of England during herlief, yf the profytts of the said Tynne works will extende therto And the over plus of the said Issue and profytts of the said Tynne works yf eny remayne after the coste and charges allowed and deducted of myne Executours and overseers and any of them traveling aboute the same and for the firste workinge and gathering of the same tynne shalbe Bestowed and employed By my said Executours and the longest lyver of them to the performance of thro my will, And after that my will performed the same shalbe delivered by my Executours or by the longest lyver of them or by and of them. To the foresaid Katheryn Luttrell and her assignes. To whosome after the decease of the foresaid Mary Campere and this my will performed. I will that all my foresaid Tynneworks shall go and remayne to her and her assignee According to the Custome of the County of Cornwall. Also I bequeathe to my daughter Mary Lutrell after my decease all suche stuff of household and other goodes as she hath of myne at Dunstes in the Countie of Someset which sometime was sir griffeth Ryse her Fathers. Also I give and Bequeathe after my decease to Thomas Corbett my sirvunte yf he be on Lyve one Cowe. And provyd yearly. To hym to Be paide during his lief of my goode profytts of my Tinneworks Bythanndes of myne Executours yf they or eny of them so longe happey to hand eny goodes or tynneworks of myne in their hands. Also I give and Bequeathe to my survante Alice Crewe twenty shillings And also I will that either of my Executours and overseers and gentilwomen and Chapleyne and other of them shall have one blacke gowne. And I will also that eache of my fine Chaplyns shall have a hole yeres wages to be accounpted from the Daye of my deathe. Also I will that my olde Chaplyn Sir Willyam Jenkyne shall have and marke more cover and above his wages in consideration of his old shrine. And also I will that every one of my sirvunts being present at my buryall shall have a blacke cote, And also I will that my said Executours and Overseers and the longest lyver of them shall hand all their costs charge and expense done and susteyned as well aboute the funeral at the tyme of my Buriall, as also all other testes charges and expenses that they or the longest lyver of them or any of them shall susteyn or be at for the performance or by reason of this my last will and testament. And over that I will that myn Executours hereafter in this my Will named and the Longest lyver of them shall have all my goodes cattalls debts juwells Plate and ymplements of household and therewith to paye as well all my Lanfull and trewe Debts that I shall owe at the tyme of my decease as also to parfourme all other my legacies giftes and Bequests specified and comprised in that my last will and testament as farre as my goods cattalls and Debts will extende and streche unto. And also I will that if it happen my Executours or any of them to be said vexed troubled or molested for any matter or cause concernynge and the said Ladye Katheryn or this my will or for any matter or cause concerning my late Husbands Sir Griffith Ris or Sir Pierce Eggecombe rights or any of them or of and for any other thinge or thinges wherby they or any of them shall or may be charged or burdened as myne Executours. Then my will ye that my said Executors and the Longest lyver of them shall retayn and kepe in their owne hands suche parte and porcion of any goodes and cattalles as well for their owne costs charges and espence as also for suche costs charges and expenses as myn Executours or any of them shall expend leyoute Disburse beat or by any meane susteyne for defence of the said in that any of them shall expend always and I will that all the residue of suche my goodes Cattalls Plate Juells Ymplements of household as clerely remayne and Be in thandes of my Executours after my funeral charges debts Legacies bequests and all other Charge before specified fully paide discharged and parformyd over due to this piece well. That they my mynde and will ye that myne Executours and the longest Lyver of them shall hand the same to distribute and despose the same by their discrecione. I shall happey otherwise to you and Bestowe the same in my lyftyme. And to the intent that my last will and testament shall be truly performyd kept and executyd according to my true meaning. I do make and constitute my trusted and Loving brother Sir John Sent Jone Knight and my trusty Nephew Sir Thomas Stradlyng Knight my Executours of this my last will and testament. And also I do make and appoynte my wellbeloved Mr John Mormay doctor of Divinitie and Adam Willyams gentleman to be my Overseers of this my last will and testament to see that hit Be fulfilled performed executyd and kept according to my trewe meanyng. And for their Traveiles and payments to the true performance of the same and that myn Executours shall prosecute and see all accounts as shall be requisite and nedefull to Be sued for the Recoverie of my death. My will is that they and Every of them shall and as hereafter folowith that is to wite. To my said Brother Sir John Seint Jone one Bere cuppe wf acover duble gilte weying sixteen ouncs And my said Nephewe Sir Thomas Stradlyng one full w flacon double gilte weying seventeen ounces and the said Mr. John Moremay six pounds twelve shillings four pence. And the said Adam Williams six pounds thirteen shillings four pence. And my debts Being By my said Executours or the longest lyver of them once Recorded shalbe to these of my said Executours and the longest lyver of them to the performance of this my will. And after this my will performyd. They to have the same in suche sorte as the residue of my goodes ar to them By this my will Before lymitted and Appoynted. In witness whereof I have caused that my present Last will to be written. That persones following Being presente and witnesses to the said. Moreover my will ye that Adam Rawley my husband Mr Eggecombes old servant shall have yerely during his natural lyfe twent six shillings eight pence to be paide By my said Executours and the Longest Lyver of them. Witnesse By me John Marshall, By me John whitweed, By me Willin Percey. By me John Bener, By me Thom and Renlay.
      Probate
      Will proved: 11th December 1553.
      Administration granted to: Johanne Saint John Thomas Stradlynge
      Transcribed by Angela Wood
    Person ID I11771  St. John Origin and Ancestry DNA Database
    Last Modified 17 Apr 2016 

    Father Sir John (V) St. John, Knight of Weobley Castle, Llanrhidian, Glamorgan,   b. abt. 1460, Weobley Castle, Glamorgan, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. bef. 1546, Weobley Castle, Glamorgan, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 85 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Margaret Morgan 
    Relationship Birth 
    Family ID F4852  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Gruffydd ap Rhys ap Thomas, Knight,   d. 1529 
    Children 
     1. Griffith ap Rhys ap Thomas, II,   b. bef. 1497  [Birth]
    +2. Mary verch Rhys ap Thomas,   b. bef. 1498  [Birth]
     3. Elizabeth verch Rhys ap Thomas,   b. bef. 1499  [Birth]
     4. _____ Rhys ap Thomas,   b. bef. 1500  [Birth]
    Last Modified 30 Mar 2016 
    Family ID F3500  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Pierce Edgecombe,   b. 1477,   d. 14 Aug 1539  (Age 62 years) 
    Last Modified 29 Mar 2016 
    Family ID F3501  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart


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