Sir John FAUNTLEROY of Fauntleroy Marsh
(Est. 1370-1440)
Joan le WALEYS
Sir John WADHAM of Edge Barton & Meryfield
(-By 1476)
Elizabeth POPHAM
(-Aft 1476)
John FAUNTLEROY of Fauntleroy Marsh, Esq.
(1416-Aft 1485)
Elizabeth WADHAM
Peter FAUNTLEROY of Fauntleroy Marsh, Esq.


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2. Philippa BRADBURY
  • William FAUNTLEROY of Fauntleroy Marsh, Esq.
  • Dorothy FAUNTLEROY

Peter FAUNTLEROY of Fauntleroy Marsh, Esq.

  • Born: Fauntleroy Marsh, Alveston, Dorset, England
  • Married (1):
  • Married (2):
  • Died: 1533

Research Notes:

eldest son and heir


DUNSTER. [Donnster, Dounster, Dunnestor, Dunstare.] Actions.

Peter Fauntleroy and Joan his wife v. John Lutterell, Philip Catt, and others, temp. Hen. VIII. Forcible entry, damage, seizures of sheep, diversion of a watercourse, &c., at Marsh. (Star Cham. Proc. i. 58.)


According to bills filed in the Court of Star Chamber, John Luttrell subjected his former wife and her new husband to systematic persecution during a great part of the year 1528. He and his men drove away three hundred of her sheep on one occasion and sixty on another. They killed her doves and pigeons. Entering the house called ' Foremarsh ' at different times, they carried off deeds, household goods and even wearing apparel. They also flooded the lower chambers by cutting the dykes in the neighbourhood. The tenants on the estate were incited to disregard the Fauntleroys, and people in general were requested to withhold the necessary supplies of meat and drink. In modern parlance, a ' boycott ' was proclaimed against them. Steps were also taken to deprive them of the consolations of religion. A certain William Horsman was sent to Dunster Church to break up the pew which Silvester Sydenham had made there by consent of the parishioners, and although the lady still had a domestic chaplain, John Luttrell prevented him from celebrating mass by carrying off the chalice.

To these and other charges, partly fictitious, John Luttrell would not make any detailed reply. He took his stand on the common law of the realm as administered by the regular judges. It is, however, worthy of remark that he describes the complainants as " Peter Fauntleroy and Jane supposed to be wyeff onto the said Peter. " We may reasonably suppose that, in virtue of his marriage to the widow, he claimed the enjoyment of all the lands and rents that had been settled on Robert Loty and Joan his wife in April 1510.

Although the judgments of the court of Star Chamber are no longer extant, it seems clear that Joan Fauntleroy got the best of the controversy. She was entered as owing suit to the court of the Hundred of Carhampton in 1534, and to that of the borough of Dunster two years later. ' At her death, the whole of the property covered by the entail of 1510 passed to her sister-in-law, Elizabeth Poynes, or Poyntz, of Mettcombe in Devon, relict of Richard Poyntz, whose eldest son, Edward, married Margaret daughter of Amias Chichester of Arlington, a member of a well-known Roman Catholic family.


Peter Fauntleroy held at his death the manor of Marsh, in Folke, Dorset, of the Bishop of Sarum

   Marriage Information:

Peter married Jane FLAMOCK, daughter of Thomas FLAMANCK of Buscarne, Gent. and Elizabeth TRELAWNY. (Jane FLAMOCK was born in Heligan, Mevagissey, Cornwall and died about 1536.)

   Marriage Information:

Peter also married Philippa BRADBURY, daughter of William BRADBURY of Littlebury in Essex.


The Visitation of the county of Dorset in the year 1565, Fauntleroy of Fauntleroy's Marsh, pp. 13-14; Fragmenta Genealogica - Vol. VII, Frederick Arthur Crisp, p. 46; The Municipal Records of the Borough of

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