My Talbot ancestors

The following history on the Talbot family is from various sources including
 "Medieval English Ancestors of Robert Abell"

01. Richard Talbot , born in Longhope, Gloucestershire, about 1250, died shortly before 3 Sept. 1306. He is said to have married after 7 Jan. 1268/9 Sarah De Beauchamp of Elmley, Worcestershire, who was living in July 1317. She was daughter of William de Beauchamp of Elmley Castle, 5th Baron Beauchamp, and his wife Isabel Mauduit.  On 26 July 1276 he had protection for going to Navarre with Edmund, the King's brother. On 30 March 1281 he was licensed to hunt and take with his own hands fox, cat, hare and wolf throughout the King's Forest of Dean. In 1297 and 1298 he was called three times to serve against the Scots, and on 14 July 1297 he was given custody of Cardiff in Wales. From Oct. 1299 to Oct. 1301 he served as Sheriff of Gloucester. His seal was attached to the Baron's letter to the Pope in 1301. That same year, on 12 May, he was directed to take 700 footmen of his selection to Berwick-on-Tweed; on 21 Nov. he was to take 500 to Linlithgow. On 1 March 1305/6 he was required to provide wheat and wine from Gloucestershire for the cause.  I descend from 2 of Richard's children: Gilbert (below), and Richard.

Line of Sir Gilbert Talbot

02. Sir Gilbert Talbot , son of Richard and Sarah, 1st Lord Talbot, of Eccleswall, Herefordshire, born 18 Oct. 1276, died at Eccleswall 24 Feb. 1345/6. It is said he married Anne Le Boteler of Wem, Shropshire.  Of record as a commissioner in 1311, he was among those pardoned in 1313 for having a share in the death of Piers de Gavaston. In each of the next two years he was summoned to serve against the Scots. As he was among those who took arms against the Despensers, he, his brother Richard Talbot of Richard's Castle, the Earl of Hereford and others were subjects of an order for arrest dated 15 Jan. 1321/2. The charges included attacking the King's subjects in Warwickshire and attacking and burning Bridgnorth. Therefore his lands were taken into the King's hands until further order. On 16 March 1321/2 he was captured in the battle of Boroughbridge, but was allowed to make a fine for his life and his lands. He was discharged from prison on 11 July, and pardoned 1 Nov. 1322.  On 28 Oct. 1322 he had been empowered to arrest malefactors in Glouchestershire, and in 1324 he was among the knights listed to attend the Great Council at Westminster. The next year he was summoned to service in Guienne as a condition of his pardon. On 13 Feb. 1326/7 his fines were cancelled by Edward III, and on 24 Nov. 1327 he was styled Banneret. In March 1327/8 he was the King's Chamberlain, and the next month he obtained grants to Eccleswall and Crednhill, as well as Longhope in Gloucestershire. He was Justice of South Wales on 23 Oct. 1330, and named his nephew, Rhys ap. Gruffudd, as his Lieutenant. He was summoned to Parliament from 27 Jan. 1331/2 to 20 April 1343. He also served as keeper of Bwlch-y-dinas and Blaenllyfni castles in Brecon, as well as Newcastle Emlyn and Carmarthen castles in Carmarthenshire. On 13 July 1337 he and Hugh le Despenser, as justices of South Wales, were appointed to be captains against the King's enemies.

03. Sir Richard Talbot , son  of Gilbert and Anne, 2nd Lord Talbot, of Eccleswall in Linton, Herefordshire, was born about 1305, died in his primary residence at Goderich Castle in Herefordshrire, 23 Oct. 1356, and was said to have een buried at Flanesford Priory.  He married between 24 July 1326 and 23 March 1326/7 to Elizabeth Comyn of Badenach, Scotland, who died 20 March 1372. Taken captive by the King Edward II's forces with his father at the battle of Boroughbridge on 16 March 1321/2, he was recorded as about to cross the sea with Edward III on 14 April 1329. He was summoned to Parliament from 27 Jan. 1331/2 to 20 Sept. 1355. As he claimed large holdings in Scotland by right of his wife, he joined Edward Balliol in his invasion of Scotland, contrary to orders from Edward III, in Aug. 1332. He was present at the victory over the Scots at Dupplin Moor on 12 August, and sat in Balliol's parliament at Edinburgh as lord de Mar on 10 Feb. 1333/4. However, when his advice was not taken he headed hastily towards England with a few friends and dependents in Sept. 1334, was suprised at Panmuir in Angus, captured by the Scots, imprisoned at Dumbarton, and forced to leave hostages for a ransom of 2000, which he paid.  He was keeper of Berwick-upon-Tweed in Dec. 1337, Banneret in 1338, keeper of Southampton in 1340, and served at the siege of Tournay in July 1340. He served as a captain in the English army under William de Bohun, Earl of Northampton, which defeated Charles of Blois at Morlaix 30 Sept. 1342 in the opening phase of the Hundred Years War. In May 1345 he was Steward of the King's Household, and he was with King Edward III at Crecy on 26 Aug. 1346 although he had been wounded. He remained active through the spring of 1349.

04. Gilbert Talbot , 3rd Lord Talbot, son of Richard Talbot, 2nd Lord Talbot, by Elizabeth, daughter and co-heiress of John Comyn, of Badenoch in Scotland (of Magna Carta Surety descent and descendant of Charlemagne). He was born about 1332.  He married Petronilla Butler.  She was living on 28 May 1365, and is said to have died in 1368. He was summoned to Parliament from14 Aug. 1362. He was married for the second time before 16 Nov. 1379 to Joan de Stafford, widow of John Cherleton, 3rd Lord Cherleton, lordof Powis (died 13 July 1374), and daughter of Ralph de Stafford, 1st Earl of Stafford, by Margaret (descendant of King Edward I), daughter and heiress of Hugh de Audley, Earl of Gloucester. He accompanied Edmund of York [of Langley], Earl of Cambridge, on his expedition to Portugal, 138 1-82, and was with John of Gaunt's unsuccessful expedition to Spain and Portugal from July 1386. He died aged about fifty-five of the pestilence at Roales,Spain, on 24 Apr. 1387. His widow died before 1397.

05. Richard Talbot , 4th Lord Talbot, son of Gilbert and Petronilla, was born about 1361 (aged twenty-six at father's death). He was married before 23 Aug. 1383 to Ankaret Le Strange (Lady Strange of Blackmere), only daughter and eventual sole heiress of John le Strange, 1st Lord Strange of Blackmere, by Isabel (descendant of King Edward I), daughter of Richard Fitz Alan, Knt. Shewas born in 1361 (aged twenty-two in August 1383).  They had five sons. He was summoned to Parliament v.p.in consequence of his marriage to the heiress of Strange of Blackmere from 3 Mar. 1383/4 by writs directed Ricardo Talbot de Blakemere. On succeeding his father he was summoned to Parliament on 17 Dec. 1387 by writ directed Ricardo Talbot de Godriche Castell.  He died aged about thirty-five at London on 8 or 9 Sep. 1396. His widow was married for the second time between 8 Mar. and 4 July 1401 to Thomas Neville, Lord Furnival (died 14 Mar. 1406/7 s.p.m.). She died aged fifty-two on 1 June 1413.

06. John Talbot , son of Richard and Ankaret, Lord Furnival jure uxoris, Lord Strange of Blackmere, 7th Lord Talbot, second son, was born in 1384. He was married for the first time before 12 Mar.1406/7 to Maud Neville, Lady Furnivall de jure, daughter of Thomas Neville, Lord Furnivall (of Magna Carta Surety descent and descendant of Charlemagne), by Joan, daughter of William, Lord Furnivall (of Magna Carta Surety descent and descendant of Charlemagne). She was born in 1392, and with her he acquired the great family estates of the family of Furnivall in Hallamshire, of which the castle of Sheffield was the caput. They had three sons. In consequence of his marriage he was summoned to Parliament from 26 Oct. 1409 by writs directed Johanni Talbot de Furnyvall'. She died in 1423, and was buried at Worksop Priory, co. Nottingham. On the death of his niece Ankaret in 1421, hesucceeded to the Baronies of Strange (of Blackmere) and of Talbot. He was married for the second time on 6 Sep. 1425 at Warwick Castle, to Margaret Beauchamp, eldest daughter of Richard Beauchamp, Earl of Warwick, by his wife, Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Berkeley, LordBerkeley. She was born in 1404, and was co-heiress to her mother. They had four sons and two daughters. He fought in the war in France from 1424. For his services he was created Earl of Shrewsbury on 20 May 1442. He was appointed King's Lieutenant of Ireland (being lord of the honour of Wexford), and was created Earl of Waterford on 17 July 1446. He was slain, aged seventy,together with his son John, Lord Lisle (son of that name by the second marriage), in an attack on the French at Castillon on the Dordogne on17 July 1453, and was buried, with monumental inscription, at St. Alkmund's, Whitchurch, co. Salop. His widow died on 14 June 1467, and was buried in the Jesus Chapel of St. Paul's. Collins-Brydges.

07. John Talbot  , son of John and Maud, 2nd Earl of Shrewsbury, Lord Treasurer of England, was born about 1413 (aged forty and more at death of father). He was married before March 1444 to Elizabeth Butler, daughter of James Butler, 4th Earl of Ormond (descendant of King Edward I), by Joan(descendant of King Edward I), daughter of William Beauchamp, Lord Abergavenny. She was born in 1420. They had five sons and two daughters.  He was slain, with his brother Sir Christopher Talbot at the battle of Northampton on 10 July 1460, fighting on the Lancastrian side, and was buried, with monumental inscription, at Worksop Priory, co.Nottingham. His widow died on 8 Sep. 1473, and was buried at Shrewsbury Abbey.

08. Anne Talbot , daughter of John and Elizabeth was born abt. 1445 in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England.  In about 1465 she married Sir Henry Vernon, son of Sir William Vernon and Margaret Swynfen.  Anne died on May 17, 1494.  I descend from their daughter Elizabeth Vernon who married Sir Robert Corbet.

Line of Richard Talbot

02. Richard Talbot, son of Richard and Sarah, of Richard's Castle, Herefordshire, born before 1288, died shortly before 10 Oct. 1328, and was buried with his grandfather Gilbert Talbot in Wormesley Priory, Herefordshire.  He married about 1317 (before 7 Aug. 1320) Joan de Mortimer of Buford (widow of Thomas de Bykenore, who died between 10 Oct. and 30 Dec. 1316, and whom she had married before 27 June 1305), who was born in 1291, and died shortly before 12 Jan. 1340/1, aged 49.  He was of record 16 April 1314 as going to Scotland with the King. He bore the arms of Hugh de Say of Richard's Castle, his wife's ancestor. He joined the Earl of Hereford and the barons against the Despensers, and participated in the burning of Bridgnorth and the battle of Boroughbridge. A warrent for his arrest was dated 15 Jan. 1321/2, but his lands and goods in Worchestershire were restored to him 14 Feb. 1321/2. On 27 Aug. 1324 he had protection to go to Aquitaine in the king's service, and was in Gascony in Nov. 1325. On 3 March 1327/8 he was keeper of the Honours of Peverel, Boulogne, Rayleigh and Haughley. He was never summoned to Parliament.

03. John Talbot, son of Richard and Joan, of Richard's Castle, Herefordshire, born 29 Sept. 1317-1319, died 20 Sept. 1355.  He married shortly before 14 Feb. 1329/30 Juliane de Grey of Ruthyn, who died 29 Nov. or 1 Dec. 1361.  He fought in the 2nd division at the Battle of Crecy on 26 Aug. 1346, and was a knight in the retinue of the Earl of Lancaster during the siege of Calais in 1347. He was never summoned to Parliament.

04. John Talbot, son of John and Juliane, of Richard's Castle, Herefordshire, was baptized in the Church of St. Bartholomew there on 3 May 1337, and died 18 Feb. 1374/5, aged 37. He married Katherine, who died shortly before 9 April 1381, having married second, between 29 Jan. and 12 May 1376, Sir John Seintclere.  His custody and marriage were granted to Isabel, daughter of Edward III, on 10 Dec. 1356. He was going beyond the seas with Lionel, Duke of Clarence, on 30 Nov. 1367, and on 5 Nov. 1373 was ordered to go to Ireland with the Earl of March. He was never summoned to Parliament.

05. Elizabeth Talbot, daughter of John and Katherine, was born abt. 1364 and died in 1407.  She married Warin Archedeckne.  I descend from their daughter Eleanor Archedeckne who married Sir Walter Lucy.  This line descends into the Corbet line as follows:

          Elizabeth Talbot = Warin Archedeckne
            Eleanor Archedeckne = Sir Walter Lucy
              Eleanor Lucy = Sir Thomas Hopton
                Elizabeth Hopton = Roger Corbet  


Surnames that married into my Talbot family




My Descent From The Talbot Line

Generation Father Mother
25 Richard Talbot (c1250-1306)  Sarah De Beauchamp
24 Sir Gilbert Talbot (1276-1305)  Anne Le Boteler
23 Sir Richard Talbot (c1305-1356)  Elizabeth Comyn (-1372)
22 Gilbert Talbot (c1332-1387)  Petronilla Butler (c1335-1368)
21 Richard Talbot (1361-1396)  Ankaret Le Strange (1361-1413)
20 John Talbot (1384-1453) Maud De Neville (1392-1423)
19 John Talbot (1413-1460) Elizabeth Butler (1420-1473)
18 Sir Henry Vernon (1441-1515) Ann Talbot (1445-1494)
17 Sir Robert Corbet (1477-1513) Elizabeth Vernon (1481-1563)
16 Sir Richard Mainwaring (1499-1558) Dorothy Corbet (1498-)
15 Sir Arthur Mainwaring (1520-) Margaret Mainwaring (1521-)
14 Richard Cotton (1539-1602) Mary Mainwaring (1541-1578)
13 George Abell (1561-1631) Frances Cotton (1565-1630)
12 Robert Abell (1589) Joanna (1610-1671)
11 Caleb Abell (1646-1731) Margaret Post (1653-1700)
10 Zachariah Loomis (1681-1751) Joanna Abell (1682-1759)
9 Ebenezer Jones (1718-1800) Zerviah Loomis (1724-1808)
8 Miles Jones (1764-1812) Mehitable Adams (1771-1812)
7 Miles Jones (1794-1885) Pamelia Turner (1805-1883)
6 Darius Benjamin Jones (1834-1918) Marquerite Cowan (1835-1906)
5 Nathaniel Henry Hawk (1858-1944) Anna Irene Jones (1868-1936)
4 Ernest August Schwiening (1873-1944) Grace Myrtle Hawk (1885-1984)
3 William Edward Marshall (1901-1981) Irene Sophia Schwiening (1908-1992)
2 William Edward Marshall
1 Tod Howard Marshall

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