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134176. John Esq. RAYNSFORD23 was born about 1474 in Great Tew? England. He died in 1551 in Michell Tew, England. John is eldest son and heir to Great Tew Manor where he resided.
He is

buried in "Mychell Tew Church." His will is dated 22 April 1551

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John Raynsford of Michell Tew, Esquire, made his will 22 April
1551,

probated 29 August 1551 (MS Wills Oxon. 180f 65v-66r at Bodleian


Library, Oxford). He requested burial "in my pue withen the
parsh

churche of Mychell Tew," and appointed as executor his son and
heir

Sir William Raynsford, knight. He left a gold ring and cash
bequest

to son George Raynsford, and also a gold ring to Hercules
Raynsford,

son and heir of Sir William. Daughters Margaret Hollwey and
Marie

Grevell were left cash bequests, as were "Thomas Hollway my
dowghter

Margarett's sonne," "Marie Sawle," and "George Langston my
dowghters

sonne." Small sums were left to Wyllyam Webbe, Alice Moore and
Raffe

butnoll, all servants. The will was witnessed by Charles
Raynsforde,

gent., Henry Beere, and Wyllyam Osbury, Vicar and curate. Since

John's wife and son John are not mentioned in the will, they John Esq. RAYNSFORD and Alice DANVERS were married before 1504.

134177. Alice DANVERS23 died before 1531 in "of Cothorp, Oxon"]. her father and grandfather were knights. See, MacNamara, The
Danvers

Memorials. Alice was not mentioned in the will of her fatehr
made 18

April 1504 (PCC 5 Holgrave) having probably already received her


portion at marriage. However, the will of Dame Anne Danvers, 13

February, 1530/1 (Lambeth Wills, Somerset House, 4 Thower),
leaves to

"my son John Raynsford, Lord of Micheltieu, my two gilt salts .
. . to

my Godson [grandson] John Raynsford I bequeath my new house
lately

built at Thatcham, with all the ground within the pale, also
L6/13/4

in money . . . to my Goddaughter Anne Langton, a flat piece of
silver

. . . the rest of my goods I give to Alice Rayneford my
daughter. . .

my executrix."

The Letters & Papers of Henry VIII show from the "King's Book of


Payments" in November 1518: to "Alice, wife of John Raynsford, 1


year's fee, L15"; 29 Sept 1531, L10 to Alice Raynsford; and 29
Sept.

1534 to Alice Raynesford (2 [1864]: 1480; 5 [1880]: 21, no. 445;


7[1883]: 466, no. 1204). Further particulars on Alice's ancestry
may

be found in Samuel Barfield, Thatcham, Berks, and its Manors
(Oxford,

1901), edited by James Parker. Children were:

67088

i.

George RAYNSFORD.

ii.

William.

iii.

John.

iv.

Margaret.

v.

Anne.

vi.

Mary.