BUCKMORE, John, of Lapworth and Coventry, Warws.
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m. c.1394, Agnes, da. and coh. of Hugh Brandeston of Lapworth, wid. of Philip Aylesbury.
Commr. of inquiry, Coventry May 1403 (property), Warws. Oct. 1405 (wastes).
Tax collector, Warws. Dec. 1407.
Buckmore was probably a lawyer. Between 1381 and 1411 he regularly acted as a surety in Chancery and the Exchequer (mostly on behalf of men from Warwickshire), and in 1387 he served as attorney for the defendants in a suit brought by Robert Walden* of Warwick.1
Buckmore’s marriage to Agnes Aylesbury probably took place in 1394 when a moiety of the manor of Lapworth, together with property in Widney, Tanworth, Birmingham and elsewhere, was settled on them and Agnes’s heirs. Agnes had shared her father’s estate with her sister Rose, wife of Richard Montfort†, and in 1395 the Buckmores conveyed to Rose their half of a dovecot at Lapworth. Agnes’s son, Roger Aylesbury, confirmed the Buckmores’ life interest in his inheritance, and in 1413, after his mother’s death, he extended it to apply to his stepfather alone. Five years later Buckmore let out the moiety of Lapworth for 12 marks a year to John Catesby†, who had married one of Rose Montfort’s grand daughters. Meanwhile, he had acted as a feoffee of lands in Lapworth on behalf of John Brome* of Warwick. In his later years he was usually described as ‘of Coventry’, and evidently lived in that town.2
Ref Volumes: 1386-1421
Author: L. S. Woodger
- 1. Stoneleigh Leger Bk. (Dugdale Soc. xxiv), 158; CCR, 1381-5, p. 95; 1385-9, p. 636; 1389-92, p. 163; 1409-13, pp. 186-7; CPR, 1388-92, p. 318; CFR, ix. 325; x. 63.
- 2. VCH Warws. v. 110-11; CAD, iii. A4524; iv. A6870, 7011, 8287; v. A10668, 10750, 10828, 10831, 10833, 10994, 11105; Warws. Feet of Fines (Dugdale Soc. xviii), no. 2352.