DEUBENEYE, John, of Bletchingley, Surr.
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Family and Education
Deubeneye was probably the son of Ralph Deubeneye, representative for Bletchingley in four Parliaments between 1348 and 1358. He may also have been a descendant of Walter Deubeneye, a wealthy London tradesman who settled in the borough at the beginning of the 14th century. He first appears as a mainpernor for William atte Hurst† on his return by the burgesses to the Parliament of 1380 (Jan.); and in July 1395 he witnessed a quitclaim to farmland in the neighbourhood made by the rector of Walton, Surrey. He also served as a juror on the inquisitions post mortem taken in the borough in 1392, 1399 and 1402 on the estates of three successive earls of Stafford. In October 1407 the feoffees of Henry atte Green, a goldsmith of London, conveyed land called ‘le Parkgate’ in Bletchingley to Deubeneye, who, however, held it only for eight months, probably in trust for the church of St. Mary the Virgin there. Both the conveyance and his own grant of the property to John Parker in May 1408 refer to him as a local resident.1
Ref Volumes: 1386-1421
Variants: Daubeney, Deuboneye.
- 1. U. Lambert, Blechingley, i. 197-8, 294; Add. Ch. 23630; C136/76/45, 107/7; C137/38/13; C219/8/4.