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William St. John

William St. John

Male Abt 1490 - 1563  (~ 73 years)

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  • Name William St. John  [1, 2, 3
    • Lord of Uchelolau
    Born abt. 1490  Uchel-olau (High-light), Gwenfo, Glamorganshire, Wales, Great Britain Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Fact 1 abt. 1544  Uchel-olau (High-light), Gwenfo, Glamorganshire, Wales, Great Britain Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Reference: C 1/ 1059/66
    Description: Short title: Stradlyng v Seynt John.
    Plaintiffs: Robert STRADLYNG, [grandson ?] and heir of Alexander Seynt John.
    Defendants: William SEYNT JOHN.
    Subject: Manor of Yughawley, formerly of John Seynt John, knight, father of the said Alexander. Glamorgan
    Note: Mutilated.
    Date: 1538-1544
    Held by: The National Archives, Kew
    Legal status: Public Record 
    Died Dec 1563  Uchel-olau (High-light), Gwenfo, Glamorganshire, Wales, Great Britain Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Name 1564  Glamorgan, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Willo Sente John
    Willo Saint John
    Willo Seint John
     
    Fact 2 23 Sep 1564  Uchel-olau (High-light), Gwenfo, Glamorganshire, Wales, Great Britain Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    WARD 7/40/20: Court of Wards and Liveries: Inquisitions Post Mortem St. John, William: Glamorgan
    It's an IPM (either a short full one, or an estreat), held in Glamorgan and dated 23 September 6 Elizabeth I (1564), relating to William Seynt John. 
    Generation 16 
    Name William Seynt John  [7
    Record Status 30 Aug 2014 
    Record Complete  
    Person ID SSH0003  St. John Origin and Ancestry DNA Database
    Last Modified 1 Apr 2016 

    Father Oliver St. John,   b. abt. 1465, Uchel-olau (High-light), Gwenfo, Glamorganshire, Wales, Great Britain Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. abt. 1544, Uchel-olau (High-light), Gwenfo, Glamorganshire, Wales, Great Britain Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 79 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother J. Raglan 
    Relationship Birth 
    Family ID F4335  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family J. Mathew 
    Children 
     1. Gothott St. John,   b. abt. 1535, Uchel-olau (High-light), Gwenfo, Glamorganshire, Wales, Great Britain Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. aft. 1559, Uchel-olau (High-light), Gwenfo, Glamorganshire, Wales, Great Britain Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 25 years)  [Birth]
    +2. Oliver St. John,   b. abt. 1536, Uchel-olau (High-light), Gwenfo, Glamorganshire, Wales, Great Britain Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1559-1564  (Age ~ 28 years)  [Birth]
     3. Robert St. John, alleged,   b. abt. 1537, Uchel-olau (High-light), Gwenfo, Glamorganshire, Wales, Great Britain Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. aft. 1608, St. Johnstown, Tipperary, Ireland, UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 72 years)  [Birth]
     4. James St. John,   b. abt. 1538, Uchel-olau (High-light), Gwenfo, Glamorganshire, Wales, Great Britain Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1559-1564 d.s.p.  [Birth]
    +5. Alexander St. John,   b. abt. 1539, Uchel-olau (High-light), Gwenfo, Glamorganshire, Wales, Great Britain Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1586-1589, Brynhill, Uchel-olau (High-light), Gwenfo, Glamorganshire, Wales, Great Britain Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 50 years)  [Birth]
     6. Caterin / Catherine / Katherine St. John,   b. abt. 1541, Uchel-olau (High-light), Gwenfo, Glamorganshire, Wales, Great Britain Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     7. Margaret St. John,   b. abt. 1543, Uchel-olau (High-light), Gwenfo, Glamorganshire, Wales, Great Britain Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     8. Joan St. John,   b. abt. 1545, Uchel-olau (High-light), Gwenfo, Glamorganshire, Wales, Great Britain Find all individuals with events at this location
    +9. Christopher St. John, Esquire,   b. 23 Sep 1547, Uchel-olau (High-light), Gwenfo, Glamorganshire, Wales, Great Britain Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Apr 1616, Uchel-olau (High-light), Gwenfo, Glamorganshire, Wales, Great Britain Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)  [Birth]
    +10. Morrice St. John, Gentleman,   b. 1559-1564, Uchel-olau (High-light), Gwenfo, Glamorganshire, Wales, Great Britain Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. abt. 1616, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 9 Mar 2017 
    Family ID F4332  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - abt. 1490 - Uchel-olau (High-light), Gwenfo, Glamorganshire, Wales, Great Britain Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsFact 1 - Reference: C 1/ 1059/66 Description: Short title: Stradlyng v Seynt John. Plaintiffs: Robert STRADLYNG, [grandson ?] and heir of Alexander Seynt John. Defendants: William SEYNT JOHN. Subject: Manor of Yughawley, formerly of John Seynt John, knight, father of the said Alexander. Glamorgan Note: Mutilated. Date: 1538-1544 Held by: The National Archives, Kew Legal status: Public Record - abt. 1544 - Uchel-olau (High-light), Gwenfo, Glamorganshire, Wales, Great Britain Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Dec 1563 - Uchel-olau (High-light), Gwenfo, Glamorganshire, Wales, Great Britain Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsFact 2 - WARD 7/40/20: Court of Wards and Liveries: Inquisitions Post Mortem St. John, William: Glamorgan It's an IPM (either a short full one, or an estreat), held in Glamorgan and dated 23 September 6 Elizabeth I (1564), relating to William Seynt John. - 23 Sep 1564 - Uchel-olau (High-light), Gwenfo, Glamorganshire, Wales, Great Britain Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Cardiff MS 5.6: Welsh Pedigrees.  Courtesy of Cardiff Libraries
5.6-2 St. John: Maunsell page 496
    Cardiff MS 5.6: Welsh Pedigrees. Courtesy of Cardiff Libraries 5.6-2 St. John: Maunsell page 496
    MS 5.6 = Ph. 12126
    WELSH PEDIGREES, c. 1687
    A large and well-organised collection of Welsh and notably Glamorgan pedigrees arranged under the ‘fifteen tribes’ followed by the advenae of Glamorgan, evidently compiled by or for Francis Gwyn of Llansannor (who married the heiress of Ford Abbey, Devon, in 1690), see pp. 326, 627. Compiled before 1667–8, see pp. 327, 493. The main part of the MS is evidently a page for page copy of an exemplar in handsome italic script of which one leaf survives loose after p. 116. [Is this David Edwardes? cf. THSC (1976), p. 118]. Includes painted arms. Index on pp. 617–21.

    628 pp. Modern half-leather. ‘John Francis Gwyn 1819’ on p. 20. ‘MSS of Ford Abbey 236’ in TP’s hand on flyleaf.
    nlw 7a p.273
    nlw 7a p.273
    NLW 7A contains pedigrees of Glamorgan and Monmouth families and other parts of Wales and pages 1-275 were written in 1678.
    nlw 7a pps. 274-275
    nlw 7a pps. 274-275
    NLW 7A contains pedigrees of Glamorgan and Monmouth families and other parts of Wales and pages 1-275 were written in 1678.
    nlw 8a p.166 (UNRELIABLE RECORD)
    nlw 8a p.166 (UNRELIABLE RECORD)
    NLW 8A contains genealogies of Glamorgan families, written in 1677-78.
    Reference: C 1/ 1059/66
    Reference: C 1/ 1059/66
    Description: Short title: Stradlyng v Seynt John.
    Plaintiffs: Robert STRADLYNG, [grandson ?] and heir of Alexander Seynt John.
    Defendants: William SEYNT JOHN.
    Subject: Manor of Yughawley, formerly of John Seynt John, knight, father of the said Alexander. Glamorgan
    Note: Mutilated.
    Date: 1538-1544
    Held by: The National Archives, Kew
    Legal status: Public Record
    MS 3.464 f.137
    MS 3.464 f.137
    Wm St. John d. 1563 the manor of Highlight (als. Highley Abbey) under Dinas Powys Alexander St. John d. 1589 the other majority of the manor of Wibley. Catherine (de Port-St. John) Edgecombe held the other majority of Wibley. She was a favorite of King Henry VIII and was granted possession of the estate based on this favor. She died in 1553. King Henry VIII died in 1547. NOTE This is the last page of a set of records concerning Glamorgan, Wales in 1546. The 1608 date refers to a new topic. This set begins on page 135 dated 1546 and ends on pg 137 before moving on to the next topic.
    WARD 7/40/20: Court of Wards and Liveries: Inquisitions Post Mortem St. John, William: Glamorgan
    WARD 7/40/20: Court of Wards and Liveries: Inquisitions Post Mortem St. John, William: Glamorgan
    It's an IPM (either a short full one, or an estreat), held in Glamorgan and dated 23 September 6 Elizabeth I (1564), relating to William Seynt John.

    St. John Probate
    England & Wales, Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills, 1384-1858 about William Samt John
Name:	William Samt John
[William Saint John / St. John] 
[Willmi Samt John] 
Probate Date:	21 Jan 1563
Residence:	Ychellolye, Olund
    England & Wales, Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills, 1384-1858 about William Samt John Name: William Samt John [William Saint John / St. John] [Willmi Samt John] Probate Date: 21 Jan 1563 Residence: Ychellolye, Olund
    Will of William St. John2, Esquire: Transcription

    T: William Saint John

    1. Inthe name of god Amen : in the X daye of January in the year

    2. of the Lorde god in thousand 5ive hundred fiftye and ? of Wyllyam Seynt John of

    3. ychellolye [Uchel-olau] in the countye of Glamorgan and diocesis of Landaff. Beynge sicke of body but

    4. whole and perfect of rememberance. Dothe make my last wyll and testament in memorie and

    5. forme followynge ? first I do ? give and bequeathe my soul unto almighty god and my

    6. bodye to be buryed in the church of ychellolye. ITEM I do wyll ? and appoint all my

    7. ? and lands of ychellolye to be divided in three partes my will ? ?

    8. Of the fyrste parte to paye my debtes the seconde parte to gothell my daughter. These

    9. ? partes I do wyll my executyne to have the onupvinge for the T? of viij years ?

    10. From the daye of my burall unto the? And terme of viij years. ITEM the thyrde parte

    11. I doe wyll unto my son and heyer beynge wythim age. ITEM I do wyll bequeathe ? asygne

    12. And appoynte the onnapatyon and profits of my farm of ? wythe the ?

    13. Unto my executre for the tearme of xxti years that is to saye from the daye of my

    14. Buryall unto thende and terme of xxti years then ? unsnoynge and at thirde of

    15. The saide tearme I do wyll devise assgne and appoynse the farme of wothinguvith a

    16. Firesayid wyth thuppurte names to be devyded in two partes between my sonnes

    17. Olyver Seynt John and James Saynt John and to theyre heyeres and assygnes the to same

    18. Indvynge that the to sarye the ? ? the charge to Olyver and the morthe

    19. Paere to James and if ? shall happen that one of them dae decesse before the terme

    20. Of xxti yeares aforsayde then I do wyll and assygne that parte unto my sonne

    21. Alexander and to his assygnes and if ytt happen that bothe my sonnes do decesse

    22. Olyver and James before the forrsayde terme of xxti yeares be exxpiredde

    23. That then I do wyll asigne and appoynte all the farme of withendaran foure

    24. Sayde unto my sayde son Alexander and his assynges and if that my son Alexander

    25. To decesse before the sayde tearme of xxti years be expired then I do wyll

    26. Assygne and appoynte the whole farme to my son Xpofer and to his execuators

    27. Admynistrators and assygnes durynge the said terme ITEM I make my wife

    28. My whole executor of all my goods moveable and unmoveable my debpts payde

    29. ITEM to my son in law Wyllyam ap Wyllym [daughter Catrin m. William ap Gwilym / Margred m. William ap Hywel / Joan m. Mathew Gibbon] ? ITEM to Thomas ? xvi

    30. ITEM to Thomas Mathew my brother in lawe vte [brother to wife, Jane Mathew]. ITEM to Margam Approbart [??? George Morgan m. Catrin St. John his sister ???]

    31. My brother in lawe amte. ITEM to Lewys Davydd vij te ? sealed and debyte

    32. ? ? the ? of ? bottom Rycharde Beasthe Roberte Yorathe Ron upgonthe

    33. Wyllyam Batt Rycharde Cotton utm Johannis andrne ? mmltis a ?



    34. Probatum: ?

    Heraldry
    St. John Shield
    St. John Shield
    Direct decendant of St. John at St. Jean-le-Thomas, Normandy, France

  • Sources 
    1. [S114] Cardiff MS 5.6: Welsh Pedigrees. Courtesy of Cardiff Libraries 5.6-2 St. John: Maunsell page 496 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S115] MS 3.464 f. 137 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S117] PRO, C 1/1059/66 ( Public Record Office (PRO), now the United Kingdom’s National Archives, at Kew, London) (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S112] The National Archives; Kew, England; Prerogative Court of Canterbury and Related Probate Jurisdictions: Will Registers; Class: PROB 11; Piece: 47. (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S116] Ancestry.com. UK, Extracted Probate Records, 1269-1975 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2009. Original data: Electronic databases created from various publications of probate records. (Reliability: 3).
      UK, Extracted Probate Records, 1269-1975 about Saint John, William
      Name: Saint John, William
      Dates: 1563
      Place: General, England
      Book: 1558 to 1583.
      Collection: England: Canterbury - Wills proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, 1558-1583 (A-Z)
      Text: 1563 Saint John, William, Ychellolye, co. Glamorgan 2 Stevenson

    6. [S293] http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C7738331 (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S117] PRO, C 1/1059/66 ( Public Record Office (PRO), now the United Kingdom’s National Archives, at Kew, London).


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