Atwater, John

Atwater, John

Male 1425 - 1500  (75 years)

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  • Name Atwater, John  [1
    Born 1425  [2
    Gender Male 
    Died 1500  [2
    Buried Wells, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Trinity church, St. Cuthbert's,
    Person ID I30956  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 29 Jan 2018 

     1. Atwater, Agnes,   d. Bef Jun 1500  [Natural]
     2. Atwater, Jane  [Natural]
     3. Atwater, Margaret  [Natural]
    Last Modified 29 Jan 2018 
    Family ID F11431  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
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    Dictionary of Harveys (Humphrey Harvey ancestors)
    Dictionary of Harveys (Humphrey Harvey ancestors)

    John Atwater Story
    John Atwater Story

  • Notes 
    • The architectural antiquities of the city of Wells by John Henry Parker, 1866:

      William Gascoigne, Esq., of Bridgwater, who was elected one of the representatives in parliament for that town in 1413, and whose son, "William Gascoigne, lived in Wells, and represented the city in parliament, having been chosen to fill that office in 1447. In 1417, William Gascoigne the elder purchased one-third of the manor of Newton Placey, in the parish of North Petherton, near Bridgwater, of John de Garton, a descendant of Emma, one of the three sisters and co-heiresses of Sir Richard de Placetis, from whose family the name of the manor, Placey, or Placetis, was derived. William Gascoigne, the son, married Johane, daughter of Robert Bavent, and widow of Humphrey Scovell, lord of the manor of Brockley, Somerset, and by whom she had three daughters, her co-heiresses. Elizabeth, the third daughter, married Sir Nicholas Harvey, whose son and heir, Humphrey Harvey, was elected member of parliament for "Wells in 1482, and 1488. He was a man of great wealth and importance, having married Agnes, daughter of John Attewater, Esq., of Wells, whose extensive estates in Wells and other parts of Somersetshire he thus acquired. As a proof of the local influence of this John Attewater, it may be mentioned that he was M.P. for Wells 23 Edward IV. and 1 Richard II., and Mayor of the city no less than ten times between the years 1453 and 1485.

      History of Parliament ... 1439-1509: . Biographies of the Members of the Commons House, page 27:

      Attwater (Water, atte), John (1425-1500); of Wells. cloth-maker, M.P. Wells 1453-4, 1460-1, 1483 (June), 1483 (Oct.),

      Made a freeman 1444; witness a deed as burgess of Wells, 1451; mayor of Wells ten times between 1453 and 1485, never returning himself; on a Wells jury 1462; pledge for freeman repeatedly 1457 to 1493;3 pardoned, 16 Dec 1471, as of Wells, merchant and cloth-maker.
      D. 1500; Will of John atte Water, dat. 23 June, pr. 18 Nov. 1500 4

      3 Wells City Charters, Som. Rec. Soc. pp. 146- 162 .
      4 To be bur. in Trinity church, St. Cuthbert's, Wells. Bequests to Dr. Walter Champneys to Thomas Champneys and Jane his w. (my da,) and their four children, to Margaret Reynon, another da.; and Thomas Reynon her s., to Humphrey Harvey and Agnes his w. another da. Masses for souls of Jane and Emma his late wives. Exors,:Dr. Walter Champneys, Humphrey Harvey and Alayn Wise (P.C.C. 17 Moone).

      Note: P.C.C is "Prerogative Court of Canterbury"

  • Sources 
    1. [S954] The Visitation of the County of Somerset in the Year 1623, Sir Henry Saint-George, Sir Henry St. George, Samson Lennard, William Camden, (Name: Harleian Society; Date: 1876;), page 47.

    2. [S957] History of Parliament ... 1439-1509: . Biographies of the Members of the Commons House, Anne Holt, Josiah Clement Wedgwood, Great Britain. Parliament. Committee on History of Parliament, (Name: H.M. Stationery Off; Location: London; Date: 1936;), page 447.