'Verdon2'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Verdon of Brixworth
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BE1883 identifies William de Verdon of Brisingham (a 1100) as ancestor of the Verdons of Norfolk, Suffolk & Northampton and of the undermentioned Baron Verdon in particular. However, TCP reported that "No connection has been found between this family of Verdon and that of Bertram de Verdun, the well-known Domesday tenant of Farnham Royal" who was William's father. TCP starts with ...
Ives de Verdon in Norfolk (a 1101) possibly father of ...
1. William de Verdon (a 1166) possibly father of ...
  A. William de Verdon (a 1197) possibly father of ...
  i. William de Verdon in Culpho, Suffolk (d before 1242)
  m. Maud (a 1243, sister of Isabel, wife of Osbert de Wachesham) possibly parents of ...
  a. John de Verdon in Bressingham, Norfolk (d before 23.12.1277, son of William of Bressingham)
  This is probably the John mentioned in BE1883 who m. Margaret (dau/heir of Simon Fitz Le Lisle of Brixworth) who d c1300 having had issue - John (d c1302), Thomas of Brisingham, Brixworth, etc (d 1315-6) and Susan (m. Sir Nicholas Seyton). However, TCP & VCH show that his son John was father of Thomas of Brixworth, etc..
  m. ?? (sister/heir of Simon FitzSimon of Brixworth)
  (1) John de Verdon of Brixworth, Northamptonshire (b 11.06.1256, d before 17.03.1295/6)
  m. (before 1276) Eleanor de Furnivalle (dau of Sir Thomas de Furnivalle of Sheffield, m2. Richard de Breuse)
  (A) Thomas de Verdon of Brixworth, etc. (bpt 10.01.1275/6, d before 10.08.1315)
  BE1883 shows Thomas of Brisingham, Brixworth, etc (d 1315-6) as father of Sir John of Marthesham (d 1343) who, by Maud, had 3 sons - Sir Thomas of Brixworth (dvp, father by Alice of Thomas who dsp before 1322), John (Lord), and Sir Christopher. TCP, supported by VCH, shows as follows.
  m. (before 1299) Margaret de Knovill (dau of Bewes de Knovill, 1st Lord, by Joan (dau of Cecily Walerand))
  (i) John de Verdon, Baron/Lord (b 24.06.1299, d after 23.10.1376)
  BE1883 reports that Lord John married twice: to Maud, mother of Edmund, and Isabel (dau of Sir John Vise de Lore) by whom he had a daughter, Isabel (m. Sir Imbert Noon). TCP reports as follows.
  m1. (by 1326 Agnes
  (a) Edmund de Verdon (dvp)
  m. Joan
BE1883 appears to suggest that the following Margaret was Edmund's sister but TCP & VCH clearly identify her as his daughter.
  ((1)) Margaret de Verdon (d 24.11.1436)
  m1. Sir Hugh de Bradshagh of Old Hall in Westleigh (d before 20.08.1383)
  VCH (Lancashire, vol 3, Townships - Westleigh) identifies Hugh as son of Roger son of Richard son of John (of Westleigh) son of Roger. See here for a possible link to Bradshaw01.
  ((A)) Sir William Bradshagh of Old Hall (d 12.08.1487)
  m. Joan mentioned in VCH (Lancashire, vol 3, Westleigh)
  ((i)) Elizabeth Bradshagh
  m. (before 16.08.1414) Sir Richard Harrington (d 1467)
  m2. (before 26.08.1383) Sir John Pilkington of Pilkington (d 16.02.1420/1)
  m2. (by 1340) Maud (widow of Ralph de Crophull of Bionnington)
  B. Bertran de Verdon

Main source(s): TCP ('Verdon') with some support from VCH (Northamptonshire, vol 4, 'Brixworth') and some contradiction from BE1883 ('Verdon')
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