Ancestors of Mandy Willard
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and Joan la ZOUCHE (c1440-bef 1494)
and Joan la
were my 16x Great Grandparents.
was the son of Sir William Bysshe and Elizabeth Wokingdon.
William Berry's Sussex Pedigrees records that he was born in "38 Hen VI",
which was 1459/60, but he must have been born long before then, as his wife
was thought to have been born in the 1430's. John left a will dated 26
August 1494 and proved in London on 16 October 1494. He then described
himself as John Byssh the elder of Burstow, gent and said he was "hoole
of mynde and in my goode memory". He mentioned his six children in his
will, but not his wife, and appointed his sons John and William
as his executors, who I would think were at least 21 in 1494. The
witnesses to his will were John Mowbrey, clerk, and Thomas Warwyk(?).
Joan la Zouche
was the daughter and heir of Sir Oliver la Zouche and
Isabella. She may have been born between 1430 and 1450. Her
father was thought to have been born about 1406 and was alive in 1455.
John Bysshe and Joan la
Zouche had 6 known children:
my 15x Great Grandfather, may have been born before 1473. He married
(They have their own page.)
my 15x Great Grandfather, may have been
born before 1473. He married ? Slifield. (They
have their own page.)
Many thanks to
the Hurst History Study Group for a transcript of John's 1494 will.
This page was reviewed on 9 April 2012