Thomas Clarke1,2

M, #407411
Last Edited=23 Nov 2009
     Thomas Clarke was born at Hampshire, EnglandG.3,2 He married Amy Coningsby, daughter of Christopher Coningsby and Ann Wodehouse, on 27 May 1563 at St. Clement Danes, Westminster, London, EnglandG.4,2
     Reference: 201.2

Citations

  1. [S4153] George Coningsby, a pedigree Coningsby of Hampton Court (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date). Hereinafter cited as a pedigree Coningsby of Hampton Court.
  2. [S4132] Robin J Conisbee Wood, online <e-mail address>, Robin J Conisbee Wood (unknown location), downloaded 23 November 2009.
  3. [S4139] Unknown author, Jacksons Papers (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date), 114.
  4. [S4187] Unknown author, Memoirs of Chesters of Chicheley (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).

William Venables1

M, #407412, b. 1245
Last Edited=27 Nov 2009
     William Venables was born in 1245.1 He was the son of Roger de Venables and Alice Peninton.1 He married Margaret Dutton, daughter of Sir Thomas Dutton and Philippa de Standon.1

Child of William Venables and Margaret Dutton

Citations

  1. [S1916] Tim Boyle, "re: Boyle Family," e-mail message to Darryl Roger Lundy, 16 September 2006. Hereinafter cited as "re: Boyle Family."

Elizabeth Frowyke1,2

F, #407413
Last Edited=23 Nov 2009
     Elizabeth Frowyke was born at North Mimms, Hertfordshire, EnglandG.2
     Extract from 'SOUTH MIMMS' by Frederick Charles Cass, MA, Rector of Monkden Hadley 1877
p 91

'Owing to this premature decease (of Thomas Frowyke) his sister Elizabeth became the heiress of the family, and by her marriage with John, third son of Sr Humphry Coningsby, conveyed to the Coningsbys the estates belonging to the Senior line of the Frowykes.

The will of Henry Frowyke, her father, was proved 24 May, 1527, by John Coningsby, his son-in-law, the sole executor named therein. He describes himself as of the Weld (Newberries) in the county of Hertford, and late of Oldfold in the county of Middlesex, but when and how he had become dispossessed of the latter is not apparent'

Footnote (b) to the above page says:-

'Clutterbuck, following some of the pedigrees, represents Elizabeth as co-heiress with a sister Isabella, the wife of Thomas Bledlowe, and that there was a connection between the families is certain. '

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A Short History of the Knolles and Frowick Families
Researched and compiled by Rosie Bevan


The Frowicks were neighbours of the Knolles, having owned the South Mimms manors of Old Fold (which comprised 132 acres) since 1271, and Durhams (comprising 350 acres) since 1368, and whose memorials are to be found in the church at South Mimms.
Prosperous London mercers and goldsmiths, they had also held the mayoralty in 1435 and 1444 and had married into notable families such as the Throckmortons and Lewknors through whom they were descended from the Plantagenets.
However, by the time Henry Frowick married Anne Knolles, the family was in financial trouble, having sold off large properties to meet debts. Henry and Anne had two children - a son, Thomas, who married Mary, daughter of Sir William Sandys, and a daughter Elizabeth who married John Coningsby of Lincoln.
Thomas Frowick died without issue during his father’s lifetime, so Henry left the moiety of North Mymms manor to his daughter, Elizabeth, and her children by John Coningsby, in his will, dated 1527. Henry and Anne were buried in the Frowyk Chantry in the church of St Giles, South Mimms.
The two moieties of the North Mymms manor were reunited in 1529 when James and Elizabeth Stracheley conveyed their half of the manor to John and Elizabeth Coningsby. Elizabeth, surviving John, continued living at North Mymms with her second husband, William Dodds, whom she married about 1557. Sir Henry Coningsby, her son, died in possession of the manor in 1590 and it was held by his descendants until sold in 1658.
References
1.Victoria County History of Hertfordshire v.2, p.251-261
2.Victoria County History of Middlesex v.3 p.283-285
3.Herald and Genealogist, v.7 p. 553-558
4.Public Records Office Attornment by Robert Knolles, esquire, son and heir of Thomas Knolles, late citizen and grocer of London, deceased, to Richard Knolles his brother, whom he has put in peaceable possession, by the payment of 1d. of a yearly rent of 100 marks issuing from the manor of North Mymmes. 29 March, 24 Henry VI.
5.George Ormerod. A History of the County Palatine and City of Chester. v.3 p.42
6.Sylvia Thrupp, The Merchant Class of Medieval London, (University of Michigan Press, 1989) p.351

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The manor of OLD FOLD emerged from the capital manor. It was bought from Ernulf de Mandeville by the Frowyks, who were prosperous London merchants, shortly after 1271 (fn. 80) and it descended in the direct male line of the family until 1527. In 1308 Henry Frowyk was kidnapped by Thomas Lewknor, lord of South Mimms, William Pouns, a local landowner, (fn. 81) his son Richard, and John of Felstead, parson of Hadley. Henry was married to William Pouns's daughter, Margaret, for which act the Frowyks subsequently obtained financial redress, on the grounds that Henry was a minor in the wardship of his mother Agnes. (fn. 82) Henry died in 1377, having outlived his son Thomas. His grandson Henry married Alice Cornwall, whose second husband Thomas Charlton had the manor in 1397, (fn. 83) apparently during the minority of Thomas, Henry and Alice's son. Thomas Frowyk was the husband of Elizabeth Aske, heir to the manor of Weld or Newberries in Shenley (Herts.) (fn. 84) His son and heir Henry married Joan Lewknor (fn. 85) but was sued for debt by Sir Roger Lewknor and committed to prison. (fn. 86) Accordingly Henry sold the manor of Weld and lands in Shenley, Aldenham, and St. Albans (Herts.) in 1473 (fn. 87) and sold the manor of Durhams and land in London to his cousin Thomas Frowyk of Gunnersbury two years later, (fn. 88) although he retained Old Fold. His successors seem not to have paid the rent for Old Fold which was due to the manor of South Mimms, and in 1501 Henry's grandson and namesake was distrained for the non-payment for many years. (fn. 89) The younger Henry married Anne, daughter and coheir of Robert Knollys, who brought the manor of North Mimms (Herts.) into the Frowyk family. Henry's son Thomas married Mary, daughter of Sir William Sandys, and died without issue. (fn. 90) By will proved in 1527, Henry therefore left his estates to his daughter Elizabeth and the children of her first husband John Coningsby. (fn. 91) It was not until 1547, however, that Elizabeth recovered Old Fold from John Palmer and his wife Mary, whose first husband had been Thomas Frowyk. (fn. 92) In 1551 Elizabeth and her husband William Dodds conveyed the manor to Thomas White. (fn. 93) It was eventually regained by Elizabeth's son, Sir Henry Coningsby, who, by will dated 1590, left it to his eldest son Ralph. (fn. 94) In 1639 when the manor extended beyond South Mimms and into the parishes of Enfield, Monken Hadley, and Chipping Barnet, it was sold by Thomas Coningsby to Thomas Allen of Finchley. (fn. 95) In 1841 the Revd. E. P. Cooper, whose father had inherited the Allen estates in 1830, sold the manor to George Byng of Wrotham Park. (fn. 96) Part of the estate was subsequently purchased by the Middlesex C.C. (fn. 97) and 124 a. were used from 1910 by Old Fold Manor golf club. (fn. 98).2 Reference: 203.2

Children of Elizabeth Frowyke and John Coningsby

Citations

  1. [S4158] Frederick C., M.A., Rector of Monkden Hadley Cass, South Mimms (n.p.: n.pub., 1877), 104. Hereinafter cited as South Mimms.
  2. [S4132] Robin J Conisbee Wood, online <e-mail address>, Robin J Conisbee Wood (unknown location), downloaded 23 November 2009.

Humphrey Coningsby1,2

M, #407414, b. before 1547, d. 22 February 1599/0
Last Edited=23 Nov 2009
     Humphrey Coningsby was born before 1547 at Sopwell, Hertfordshire, EnglandG.2 He was the son of John Coningsby and Elizabeth Frowyke.2 He died on 22 February 1599/0 at St. Albans, Hertfordshire, EnglandG.3,2 He was buried on 7 March 1599/0 at St. Peter, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, EnglandG.4,2
     2nd Son

Humphrey, married Mary or Maud, daughter and co-heiress of Sir Richard Lee, of Sopwell, knt., was appointed steward of St. Alban’s 21 Sep. 1587, and represented that Borough in Parliament from 27 to 43 Eliz. his colleague being Henry Maynard.
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On 10 Oct. 1591 he was elected a governor of the Barnet Grammar School. He died s.p.
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'CONINGSBY. Humphrey II (d. 1601), of Sopwell. or. St. Albans. Herts.
MP ST. ALBANS 1584, 1586, 1589, 1593, 1597

2nd Son of John Coningsby of North Mimms by Elizabeth. da. and coheir of Henry Frowick of Oldford and North Mimms m. Mary or Maud, dau. and coh. Of Sir Richard Lee of Sopwell, s.p.c.1584 - 8; muster master and provost marshal, Herts 1589.

Coningsby was a St Albans corporation official for some years. The stewards of the Borough in the Elizabethan period usually had a legal education. But Coningsby name has not been Found in the inns of court registers

About 1560 he leased the manor at Sopwell, about a mile south of St Albans. from Sir Richard Lee: 15 years later, on Lees death, he and his wife, inherited the property. After resigning the stewardship of St. Albans in September 1588. Coningsby appears in connection with County rather than borough affairs.The wars in the Netherlands and the levying of troops to fight against the Amada forces has aggravated the problem of sturdy rogues in the home counties, and Coningsby as muster master and provost marshal was connected with attempts to deal with the problem

Coningsby had a fairly active career in Parliament. Serving on Committees in his first Parliament concerned with hue and cry (4 Feb 1585) and adultery (3 Mar 1585)

In 1587 he was named to two committees dealing with matters of religion (8 Mar.) and fraudulent conveyances (4 Mar.) He is recorded as suggesting on 22 Mar.1587 that a proviso be inserted into the bill for the breeding of horses’ In 1589 he was named to the committee appointed at the beginning of the session to deal with questions of privileges (7 Feb.), and with privileges and returns at the beginning at the 5193 and 1597 parliaments. On 8 Feb. 1589. He moved for 'better attendance in this House thereafter than hath been of late accustomed’, and was appointed to committees on the subsidy (11 Feb), a privilege case’ ( 12 Feb.) and the Queens dislike of the purveyors bills (27 Feb.) In 1593 he served on two committees concerned with the subsidy (26 Feb. 1 March) and one on the assize of fuel ( 26 March), and his last Parliament he was named to the monopolies committee on 10 Nov.1597 and served on committees dealing with the penal laws (8 Nov.) brokers (7 Feb). 1598 and the defence of the realm (16th Jan.)

He died intestate 22 Feb. 1601 and was buried at St. Peter’s Church , St. Albans. A dispute arose over his estate an inventory showed goods worth £189 7s 2d. Between his widow and one Ralph Coningsby described as his next of kin. The sentence pronounced on 12th Feb. following granted administration to the widow, by this time married to Ralph or Raphael Pemberton of St. Albans'

Source 'Members of Parliament'.
............................................................................................................................2 Reference: 205.2

Citations

  1. [S4158] Frederick C., M.A., Rector of Monkden Hadley Cass, South Mimms (n.p.: n.pub., 1877), 116. Hereinafter cited as South Mimms.
  2. [S4132] Robin J Conisbee Wood, online <e-mail address>, Robin J Conisbee Wood (unknown location), downloaded 23 November 2009.
  3. [S4180] John Ewin Cussans, History of Hertfordshire (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date), 290 Vol 3. Hereinafter cited as History of Hertfordshire.
  4. [S4180] John Ewin Cussans, History of Hertfordshire.

Elizabeth Coningsby1,2

F, #407415, b. before 1547
Last Edited=23 Nov 2009
     Elizabeth Coningsby was born before 1547.2 She was the daughter of John Coningsby and Elizabeth Frowyke.2
     Reference: 206.2

Citations

  1. [S4318] Unknown author, Clutterbucks pedigrees (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date). Hereinafter cited as Clutterbucks pedigrees.
  2. [S4132] Robin J Conisbee Wood, online <e-mail address>, Robin J Conisbee Wood (unknown location), downloaded 23 November 2009.


Anne Coningsby1,2

F, #407416, b. before 1547
Last Edited=23 Nov 2009
     Anne Coningsby was born before 1547.2 She was the daughter of John Coningsby and Elizabeth Frowyke.2
     Reference: 207.2 The 1634 Visitation of Hertfordshire has this Anne as the daughter of Humphrey Coningsby, however Chaunceys pedigree given in RJCW ref 11 shows clearlt that this Anne was tehdaughter of John!2

Children of Anne Coningsby and Philip Boteler

Citations

  1. [S4318] Unknown author, Clutterbucks pedigrees (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date). Hereinafter cited as Clutterbucks pedigrees.
  2. [S4132] Robin J Conisbee Wood, online <e-mail address>, Robin J Conisbee Wood (unknown location), downloaded 23 November 2009.

Margerie Coningsby1,2

F, #407417
Last Edited=24 Nov 2009
     Margerie Coningsby was born at North Mimms, Herefordshire, EnglandG.2 She is the daughter of John Coningsby and Elizabeth Frowyke.2
     She was also known as Mary.

Children of Margerie Coningsby and John Harvey

Citations

  1. [S4318] Unknown author, Clutterbucks pedigrees (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date). Hereinafter cited as Clutterbucks pedigrees.
  2. [S4132] Robin J Conisbee Wood, online <e-mail address>, Robin J Conisbee Wood (unknown location), downloaded 23 November 2009.

Eliza Coningsby1,2

F, #407418, b. before 1547
Last Edited=23 Nov 2009
     Eliza Coningsby was born before 1547.2 She was the daughter of John Coningsby and Elizabeth Frowyke.2
     Reference: 209.2

Citations

  1. [S4318] Unknown author, Clutterbucks pedigrees (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date). Hereinafter cited as Clutterbucks pedigrees.
  2. [S4132] Robin J Conisbee Wood, online <e-mail address>, Robin J Conisbee Wood (unknown location), downloaded 23 November 2009.

Henry Coningsby1,2

M, #407419, b. before 1547, d. 1593
Last Edited=23 Nov 2009
     Henry Coningsby was born before 1547 at North Mimms, Herefordshire, EnglandG.2 He was the son of John Coningsby and Elizabeth Frowyke.2 He died in 1593.1,2 He was buried at North Mimms, Herefordshire, EnglandG.2
     1st Son and Heir
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FROM :-
The Parish of South Mimms by Frederick Charles Cass 1877
Rector of Monkden Hadley, Middlesex

Sir Henry Coningsby, knt. of the Weld and of North Mimms, the elder son of John Coningsby by Elizabeth Frowyke, married Elizabeth, daughter of Sir John Boteler, of Watton Woodhall, knt., whilst Anne Coningsby (c), his sister, became the wife of Sir Philip Boteler, his brother-in-la

Sir Henry was sheriff of Hertfordshire in 1569, and again in 1582.
He received knighthood at Theobald’s in 1582.(d) ' In his will, dated 27 Nov. 1587, 30 Eliz. and proved P. C. C. 21 Jan. 159O- 1,(e) he desires 'to be buryed in the parish church of North myms, in the Ile or Chappell there, where I doe usually sitt in the time of common prayer neere unto the tomb of my late mother.' (f) To his eldest son, Ralph, he bequeaths 'all that my mannor of Old-folde, with all my landes, tenements, and hereditaments in South myms, Monken Hedley, and Endfield in the county of Midd.' for life, with remainder to his then wife Margery. After creating a term of twenty years in favour of his widow, as a provision against his debts, legacies &c. he limits in the same manner and to the same persons 'my mannor-house of my manor of Brockham, &c. lately demised to my son Phillip, in the county of Surrey.' It is evident, therefore, that these two old estates of the Frowyke family, Old Fold and Brockham, still remained at this date in the possession of their descendants. Elizabeth, his widow, he constitutes sole executrix of the will.(a1)

Sir Philip Boteler, of Watton Woodhill, who died 28 March, 1513, and had twelve sons and seven daughters. Clutterbuck, ii. 476.

a) Clutterbuck, 1. 463 ; ii. 475. Salmon’s Herts. North Mimms, p. 63.
b) Book Lawe, 41.
c) In Harl. MS. 1504, f. 5, she is described as the natural daughter of John Coningsby.
d) Cotton MS. Claudius C. iii. f. 231.
e) Bock Sainberbe, 5.
a1) The will of dame Elizabeth Coningsby, of North Mimms, dated 14 Dee. 1611, 9 Jan. 1., was proved P.C.C. 3 Feb. 1614.
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'15 April 1587
Greenewich

A letter to Sir Phillip Butler, Sir Henrie Coningsbie, Mr Edward Cary, Mr Charles Moryssin, Mr Frauncis Heidon, Mr Humfrey Conningsbie, that whereas their Lordships were informed of a notable disorder then latelie committed by certaine lewde and licentious persons who, forciblie breakinge by night into the house of Robert Stepney, gentleman, slue and carried away with them a tame yonge stagge, which by commaundemente of our verie good Lorde the Erle of Leicestere was given in charge to the said Roberte Stepney carefullie to keepe and foster for her Majesties use and pleasure, which was not unknowen (as it was said) to some of the delinquentes; their Lordships therefore thought it expedient forthwith to will and require them, uppon the receipt thereof, to doe their uttermost endeavours in apprehendinge, or in causinge to be apprehended, all such persons as the said Stepney should nominate unto them, or anie such as to their owne discrecions should seeme culpable or anie waies accessarie of that delicte, and by all meanes by them to be thought good to examine and bolte out the verie truth of the matter, and to committ th’offendours to the next gaole, there to remaine untill their Lordships should take further order as the case required; and, further, they likewise required that (forasmuch as the said Roberte Stepney had been daungerouslie threatned, and therebie stoode, as it was enformed, in feare of his life), they should take such substanciall order that her Majesties peace be kepte, and that the said Stepney might goe quietlie aboute his affaires without anie lett or molestacion by anie of the adherentes or frendes of the delinquentes, or by anie other by their procurement; and to signifie unto their Lordships their proceedinges in the premisses with all convenient speed as they might.'

Source:Public Record Office
Title:Privy Council Register. Elizabeth vi p.323
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1634 The Visitation of Hertfordshire - Conningsby of North Mimms refered to as Sir Henry Cunnisby of North Mimms.2 Reference: 210.2 He was also known as Sir.2

Citations

  1. [S4318] Unknown author, Clutterbucks pedigrees (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date). Hereinafter cited as Clutterbucks pedigrees.
  2. [S4132] Robin J Conisbee Wood, online <e-mail address>, Robin J Conisbee Wood (unknown location), downloaded 23 November 2009.

Margaret Dutton1

F, #407420
Last Edited=27 Nov 2009
     Margaret Dutton is the daughter of Sir Thomas Dutton and Philippa de Standon.1 She married William Venables, son of Roger de Venables and Alice Peninton.1

Child of Margaret Dutton and William Venables

Citations

  1. [S1916] Tim Boyle, "re: Boyle Family," e-mail message to Darryl Roger Lundy, 16 September 2006. Hereinafter cited as "re: Boyle Family."