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Sir Edmund de Cornwall, of Thonock, Lincolnshire

Also Known As: "Edmund Cornwall"
Birthplace: Asthall Leigh, Oxfordshire, England
Death: March 22, 1354 (69-78)
Cleobury Mortimer, Shropshire, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Richard de Cornwall, of Thunnock and Joan FitzAlan, Lady of Winchester
Husband of Elizabeth Brampton
Father of Sir Edmund Cornwall, Kt.; Sir Brian Cornwall, Kt. and MP and Peter de Cornwall
Brother of Richard de Cornwall; Geoffrey de Cornwall; Lady Joan de Cornwall and William De Cornwall

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About Sir Edmund de Cornwall

Please see Darrell Wolcott: The Shropshire Walcot Family - Chart VII: The Cornwall Family; (Steven Ferry, May 1, 2020.)

Please see Darrell Wolcott: The Shropshire Family Walcot - Chart XV: The Brampton/Harley Families; (Steven Ferry, May 13, 2020.)

  • Sir Edmund de Cornwall1
  • M, #33331, b. circa 1280, d. 22 March 1354
  • Father Sir Richard Cornwall, Steward of Knaresborough2 b. c 1255, d. 1296
  • Mother Joan FitzAlan2 b. c 1267, d. a 10 Oct 1321
  • Sir Edmund de Cornwall was born circa 1280 at of Asthall Leigh, Oxfordshire, England. He married Elizabeth de Brompton, daughter of Brian IV de Brompton and Eleanor Hereford, before 7 December 1309 at of Brompton & Kinlet, Shropshire, England; They had 3 sons (Sir Edmund; Sir Brian; & Peter).1 Sir Edmund de Cornwall died on 22 March 1354 at of Asthall, Oxfordshire, England.1
  • Family Elizabeth de Brompton b. 16 Dec 1294, d. a 18 May 1355
  • Child
    • Brian de Cornwall, Sheriff of Shropshire+ b. c 1317, d. 1397
  • Citations
  • [S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. II, p. 308.
  • [S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. II, p. 306-307.
  • From: ___________________
  • Sir Edmund Cornwall1
  • M, #327984
  • Last Edited=30 Dec 2008
  • Sir Edmund Cornwall is the son of Richard de Cornwall.1
  • Citations
  • [S37] BP2003 volume 2, page 1670. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
  • From: ____________________
  • Elizabeth de Brampton Cornwall
  • Birth: Dec. 16, 1294 Herefordshire, England
  • Death: 1354 Kinlet, Shropshire, England
  • Daughter of Brian de Brampton and Eleanor de Hereford, granddaughter of Walter de Brampton and Joanna de Ewilley, Robert de Hereford and Joanna Lady.
  • Wife of Edmund de Cornwall, the son of Richard Plantagenet and Joan St Owen, mother of Brian de Cornwall who married Maude Le Strange.
  • Burial: Burford, St Mary's Churchyard, Burford, Shropshire Unitary Authority, Shropshire, England
  • Find A Grave Memorial# 56916399
  • From: ____________________
  • RICHARD de Cornwall, illegitimate son of RICHARD Earl of Cornwall & his mistress Jeanne de Valletort (-after 1280). The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified. He was granted the manor of Thunnock, Lincolnshire in 1280 by his half-brother Edmund Earl of Cornwall.
  • m JOAN St Owen, daughter of JOHN Lord St Owen & his wife ---.
  • Richard & his wife had three children:
    • 1. GEOFFREY de Cornwall (-before Jun 1335). He was granted the manor of Ever, Buckinghamshire by his paternal uncle Edmund Earl of Cornwall. m (1309 or before) as her first husband, MARGARET de Mortimer, daughter and co-heiress of HUGH de Mortimer of Richard’s Castle, Herefordshire & his wife Matilda --- (14 Sep 1295-[Dec 1345]). She married secondly William de Evereys. Geoffrey & his wife had three children:
      • .... etc.
    • 2. EDMUND de Cornwall of Kinlet . m ELIZABETH de Brampton, daughter and co-heiress of BRIEN de Brampton of Brampton Brian, Herefordshire & his wife --- ([1306/07]-). A writ after the death of "Beatrice late the wife of Peter Corbet of Caus", dated "30 Aug 21 Edw III", names "Thomas Corbet…from whom issued Peter, Alice the elder daughter and Emma the younger", that "from Emma issued one Walter" who "had issue one Brian…and from him issued Margaret his firstborn and Elizabeth the younger", that "Margaret is espoused to Robert de Harleys and…Elizabeth to Edmund de Cornubia", adding that "Elizabeth wife of the aforesaid Edmund aged 42 years" was one of the heirs[274]. Edmund & his wife had three children:
      • a) EDMUND de Cornwall of Kentwell, Suffolk . m ISABEL, daughter of ---. Edmund & his wife had one child:
        • i) JOHN de Cornwall .
      • b) BRIAN de Cornwall . m MATILDA, daughter of [JOHN Lestrange] Lord Strange of Blackmere & his wife [Ankaret Boteler of Wem, Shropshire]. Brian & his wife had [three or more] children:
        • i) JOHN de Cornwall of Kinlet (-1415). m --- Wastneys, daughter of JOHN Wastneys of Tixall, Staffordshire & his wife ---. John & his wife had three children:
          • (a) ELIZABETH . m ROGER Corbet of Morton Corbett, Shropshire, son of ---.
          • (b) MATILDA . m JOHN Wode, son of ---.
          • (c) ELIZABETH . m WILLIAM Lichfield, son of ---.
        • ii) others[275].
      • c) PETER de Cornwall (-10 Jul 1387). m --- Hanley, daughter of ROGER de Hanley & his wife ---. Peter & his wife had one child:
        • i) EDMUND de Cornwall . m ---. Edmund & his wife had one child:
          • (a) THOMAS Cornwall .
    • 3. JOAN de Cornwall . m JOHN Howard, son of ---.
  • From: ___________________________
  • Transactions of the Shropshire Archaeological and Natural History Society
  • Pg.141
  • Inq. p. m. Edmund de Cornewaille, son of Richard, died 1354.
  • Oxfordshire.—Asthalle, conjointly with Elizabeth, his wife, held of Edward, Prince of Wales, by knights service, worth £15. Died 22nd March. Edmund de Cornewaille, son of Edmund, is next heir, of age of 40 and more.
  • Hereford.—1/2 the Manor of Ashton, of the inheritance of Elizabeth, his wife, as yet alive, of Roger de Mortimer by knights service, with £10. Edmund, son and heir of Edmund and Elizabeth, age 30 and more.
  • Salop.—Manor of Kynlet, Edward and Elizabeth, still alive, of the King in chief by homage and fealty.
  • 1/2 of the Village of Wyrthen, of the Lord the King, in chief as part of the Barony of Caus.
  • And Overgorthore and Baughhaltree, of the Barony of Caus. Edmund, son of Edmund, is next heir, and aged 30 and more.
  • Inq. ad quod damnum. Elizabeth de Cornwall (Brampton), 28 Edward III.
  • I.—Writ, 25 June, 28 Edward III., to inquire whether it is to the damage of the King, &c. (as below).
  • II.—Inquisition at Clebury, co. Salop, on Wednesday next after the Feast of Sst. Mary Magdalene, 28 Edward III. It is not to the damage or prejudice of the King or of others, if the King grants to Elizabeth, who was the wife of Edmund de Cornubia, that she may be able to enfeoff her Manors of Overgorther and Worthyn, with appurtenances and 1,000 acres of wood with appurtenances in Aberleye, to Henry de Mortimer,¹ senior, and Reginald del² Hay. To hold to them and their heirs of the King and his heirs, by the services due and accustomed for ever, so that Henry and Reginald having full and peaceable seisin thereof, shall be able to give and grant the same premises to the
  • Pg.142
  • said Elizabeth, to hold for life, of the King, as above. Remainder to Brian, her son; to hold as above. The said Manors, &c., are parcel of the Barony of Caus, and the Castle and Manor of Caus are held of the King in chief by barony. The premises are worth in all issues according to the tree yearly value of the same, 10l. and 10l. of land and moiety remain to the said Elizabeth at Kynlet, co. Salop, beyond the said Manor, moiety, and wood, and they are held of the King in chief by h[omage] and fealty.
  • Inq. p. m. Brian de Cornewaille, 1391.
  • Oxfordshire.—Manor of Asthalle subtus quickewode held of the King in chief as the Honor of St. Walrie, by serived of 5th part of 1 knight's fee, worth £10.
  • Iddebury, Jointly enfeoffed with Matilda, his wife, held of Earl of March, £10.
  • Next heir, John de Cornewaille, 24 and more.
  • Salop, at Bruggenorth.—Kynlet, of the Earl of March Meton, within the Lordship of Kynlet of the Lord the King, Cattesley, of the Piror of the Hopital of St. John (called Colieres). Cattesley, 1 messuage and 1/2 virgate of land, of the Earl of March, as parcel of the Manors of Kynlet. Died August 18th, 1391, John Cornewaille, son and heir, 24 and more.
  • Hereford, at Lemester.—1/2 Ashton, by Lemester, jointly with Matilda, his wife, of the Earl of march, by knight's service, value £10. John, son and heir of Brian and Matilda, is the next heir, and is aged 24 and more.
  • Inq. p. m. Sir John Cornwall of Kinlet, 2 Henry V., died 1415.
  • .... etc. _______________________
  • Shropshire Parish registers Volume 16, pt. 2 by Shropshire Parish Register Society
  • Pg.xi
  • 1354. On a flat monument in the chancel a lady in 14th century dress with the following inscription : — "ici gist Dame Elizabeth feme' a Mons' Edmond de Cornwalflle, qui mourit, 1354" (a widow), the arms of Brampton, of Kinlet, on one side and Cornwall impaling Brampton on the other. This represents Elizabeth, the daughter and coheir of Brian de Brampton, of Kinlet, who married Edmond the elder brother of Geoffry de Cornwall, of Burford. Her husband predeceased her by a few months, which may account for her burial at Burford instead of Kinlet.
  • .... etc. ____________
  • The Genealogical Magazine, Volume 6
  • Pg.528
  • .... We may pass them over, and proceed at once to the children of Richard by Joan, daughter of John, Lord St. Owen.
  • These were, first, Sir Edmund, of Kinlet, which manor he held jure uxoris, Elizabeth, daughter and coheiress of Sir Bryan de Brampton, of Brampton Bryan. He held also, under Edward, Prince of Wales, the manor of Asthall, Oxon, and of Aston, Hereford, under Roger de Mortimer, with Worthen and other manors in Salop. He died in 1355, leaving issue: (1) Sir Edmund, of Kentwell, Suffolk, whose wife, Isabella, was apparently a daughter or niece of Strabolgie, Earl of Athol, .... As this pair left no surviving issue, the estates of Worthen, Baughallor, etc., went to his brother Bryan, who was lving in 1354. He married Maude, daughter of Lord Strange of Blakemere, and by her had Sir John of Kinlet, who, by Elizabeth, daughter of Sir John Wastneys, of Tixall, left at his decease, in 1415, three coheiresses—viz., .... etc.
  • The younger brother of Sir Edmund and of Bryan Cornewall was Peter, who, marrying a daughter of Roger Hanley, died in 1387, seised of the manor of Aston, with lands in Berrington. His son Lewis predeceased him, leaving Edmund, born in 1385 .... etc. _________________
  • Urse's under-tenant in 1086 or shortly after was Robert Parler, (fn. 10) the ancestor of Isnard or Inard Parler, a tenant under the Beauchamps in the reign of Stephen. (fn. 11) It is not known that Isnard held Flyford Flavell, but it is probable that he did so, as half a knight's fee at Flyford Flavell afterwards became annexed to his principal manor, Hampton Lovett. (fn. 12) This estate passed with Hampton Lovett to Brian de Brompton, who gave both to Henry Lovett and his wife Joan to hold in tail with reversion to the heirs of the donor. (fn. 13) The issue of Henry Lovett and Joan failed on the death of their grandson John without issue, and the half-fee reverted with Hampton Lovett to Elizabeth wife of Edmund Cornwall and her sister Margaret, as great-granddaughters and heirs of Brian de Brompton. (fn. 14) This half-fee fell to the share of Elizabeth Cornwall, being held of her manor of Overhall in Hampton Lovett, (fn. 15) and she, with her husband, Sir Edmund, in 1353–4 gave it to their son Peter. (fn. 16) At this date and in 1366 the undertenants of the manor were Simon de Oldbury and Thomas de Quenton. (fn. 17) It was probably included in land at Flyford sold with the manor of Overhall in 1544 by George Cornwall to John Pakington, (fn. 18) but its further descent has not been traced.
  • From: ______________________
  • Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists who Came to America Before ... By Frederick Lewis Weis ....
  • Pg.249
  • 27. RICHARD, Earl of Cornwall, King of the Romans, 2nd son of JOHN (1-25), King of England, and ISABELLA OF ANGOULEME (117-27, 153-28), b. 5 Jan. 1209, d. 2 Apr. 1272, had, by Joan de Valletort, wid. of Alexander Okestson, dau. of Sir Reginald de Valletorn (or Vautort), at least one illeg. child,
  • 28. SIR RICHARD DE CORNWALL, d. 1272, lord of Thunnock, co. Lincoln; m. Joan, liv. 1319, par. uncertain. (NEHGR 119 (1965): 98. Gen. 3 (1897) 226 calls her dau. of John, Lord St. Owen).
  • 29. SIR EDMUND DE CORNWALL of Kinlet, eldest son, d. 22 Mar. 1354, knt. of the shire for London 1324; m. 1313/4, Elizabeth de Brampton, bapt. 12 Dec. 1295, d. aft. Mar. 1354, dau. & h. of Sir Brian de Brampton, d. 1294, lord of Kinlet, co. Salop, and Brompton Brian, co. Hereford.
  • 30. BRIAN DE CORNWALL, b. abt. 1326, of Kinlet, co. Salop. M.P. for Shropshire six times, 1369-1383, sheriff of Shropshire & Stafford, 1377, d. 1397; m. MAUD LE STRANGE (259-30), dau. of Fulk le Strange, b. abt. 1267, d. 1324. (Cecil G. Saville, The House of Cornwall (1908), pp. 65-68).
  • 31. ISABEL DE CORNWALL, dau. & h. of Kinlet, co. Salop; m., as 2nd wife, Sir John Blount, of Sodington, co. Worcester, d. 1423/4, son of Sir John Blount, d. 1357, by Isolda Montjoy, dau. of Sir Thomas Montjoy.
  • Pg.250
  • 32. SIR JOHN BLOUNT of Balterley, co. Staffs, dead 26 Oct. 1443, wid. surviving; m. Alice Delabere, dce 28 Oct. 1445, dau. of Kynard Delabere, d. abt. 1412, of Chilstone, co. Hereford, M.P., sheriff of Hereford, 1387, 1396, 1401, by his wife, Katherine, widow of Sir John Pecche. .... etc. _________________
  • Name Edmund (Sir) De Cornwall
  • Died 22 Mar 1353-1354
  • Father Richard (of Thunnock) De Cornwall, b. Abt 1234, d. 1296, Siege Of Berwick (Age ~ 62 years)
  • Family Elizabeth De Brampton
  • Children
    • 1. Brian (of Outragorther) of Cornwall, b. Abt 1326, d. 1392 (Age ~ 66 years)
  • Sources
  • [S883] Hamish Maclaren.
  • From: ___________________________
  • 'Cornewall1'
  • Richard de Cornewall of Thunnock (b c1234, d Berwick 1272)
  • m. Joan de St. Owen (dau of John, "Lord St. Owen") named by BLG1952 as Joan, her father being given by BE1883
  • BLG1952 indicates that Edmund was the elder of Richard's 2 sons but BE1883 indicates that Geoffrey was.
    • 1. Sir Geoffrey de Cornewall of Ever, 1st of Burford (d before 06.1335)
    • BE1883 suggests that Geoffrey's father-in-law, Lord Hugh, was son of a Lord Wigmore. BLG1952 correctly cross-refers to the Mortimers of Richard's Castle.
    • m. (by 1309) Margaret Mortimer (dau/coheir of Hugh de Mortimer of Richard's Castle, 'Baron of Burford')
      • A. Geoffrey de Cornewall
      • B. Sir Richard de Cornwall, 2nd of Burford (b 1313, d 1343)
      • BE1883 follows the line of Richard's younger brother Sir John. BLG1952 identifies Sir Richard's wife as Joan. A site visitor (TPL, 06.11.08) advised us that some sources identify her as Sibil de Bodruggan whilst another site visitor (TW, 09.03.04) kindly identified her as ...
      • m. Sibella Bodrugan (dau of Otho Bodrugan)
        • i. Sir Geoffrey de Cornewall, 3rd of Burford (b 1335, d 1365)
        • BLG1952 identifies Sir Geoffrey's wife as Cecilia Seymour, TW naming her father John (Seymour). TPL referred to some recent work by John Reed (published by The Foundation for Medieval Genealogy) which suggests that there has been some confusion with the wives over the next few generations, starting with the view that the following Cecilia was probably not a Seymour.
        • m. Cecilia
          • a. Sir Bryan de Cornewall, 4th of Burford, Sheriff of Salop and Staffordshire (b 1355, dsp 1400)
          • m. Matilda
          • b. Richard de Cornewall, 5th of Burford (b 1360, d 1443)
          • BLG1952 identifies Richard's wife as Cecilia, dau of Sir John Merbury. TW suggested she was called Alice. TPL reported the view that she was ...
          • m. Cecily Seymour (probably dau of Roger Seymour by Cecily de Beauchamp)
            • (1) Edmund Cornewall (dvp 1435)
            • BLG1952 does not name Edmund's 1st wife but TPL reported the view that she was ...
            • m1. Alice Merbury (dau of John Merbury)
            • m2. Elizabeth de la Barre (dau of Thomas de la Barre)
              • (A) Thomas Cornewall, 6th of Burford, Sheriff of Salop (d 1473)
              • m. Elizabeth Lenthall (dau of Sir Roland Lenthall)
                • (i) Sir Edmund Cornewall, 7th of Burford (d 1489)
                • m. Maria Hoorde (dau of Thomas Hoorde, Attorney General)
                  • (a) Sir Thomas Cornewall, 8th of Burford (b 1468, d 1538) - continued below
                  • m. Anne Corbet (dau of Sir Richard Corbet)
                • (ii) Sir Rowland (or Richard) Cornewall of Berington
              • (B) Eleanor Cornewall probably of this generation
              • m1. Sir Hugh Mortimer of Kyre Wyard
              • m2. Sir Richard Croft of Croft Castle, Sheriff of Herefordshire (b c1431, d 29.07.1509)
            • (2) Cecilia Cornewall (d 1444) probably of this generation
            • m. John Statham of Morley
            • (3) Maud Cornewall possibly of this generation
            • m. John Walcot of Walcot
      • C. Sir John de Cornewall
      • m. _ (niece of the Duke of Brittany)
        • i. Sir John de Cornewall, Lord Fanhope, Lord Milbroke (d 10/11.12.1443)
        • m. (before 12.12.1400) Elizabeth Plantagenet (b by 21.02.1363, d 24.11.1425, dau of John Plantagenet 'of Gaunt', Duke of Lancaster)
        • partner(s) unknown
          • a.+ issue - John (b c1404, d Meaux 12.1421), Thomas
      • D. Ellen de Cornewall
      • m. Iorwerth of Dudleston
      • E. Elizabeth Cornewall shown by various web sites as of this generation
      • m. Sir William Champernowne of Clist (d 1353)
    • 2. Sir Edmond de Cornwall of Kinlet (d 22.03.1354)
    • m. Elizabeth de Brampton (dau of Sir Brien de Brampton of Brampton Brian)
      • A. Sir Edmond de Cornwall of Kentwell
      • m. Isabel
        • i. John de Cornewall (dsp)
      • B. Brian de Cornwall of Outragorther, Kinlet, etc (b c1326, d 1392)
      • m. Maud Strange (b c1333, dau of Lord Strange of Blackmere)
        • i. Sir John Cornwall of Kinlet (d c1415)
        • m. Elizabeth Wastneys (dau of Sir John Wastneys of Tixhall)
          • a. Elizabeth Cornwall
          • m. Roger Corbett of Morton Corbett
          • b. Matilda Cornwall
          • m. John Wode
          • c. Elizabeth Cornwall
          • m. Sir William Lichfield
        • ii. Isabella Cornwall
        • m. Sir John Blount of Sodington (d 1423)
      • C. Peter of Cornwall (d 13.07.1387/8)
      • m. _ Hanley (dau of Roger Hanley) parents or grandparents of ...
        • i. Edmond Cornewall
          • a. Thomas Cornewall
    • 3. Joan de Cornwall (b c1285, d 1341)
    • m. Sir John Howard of Wigenhall (d 1331)
  • Main source(s): BLG1952 (Legh of High Legh), BE1883 (Cornwall of Fanhope, etc)
  • From:
  • ___________________
  • 'BZmisc11'
  • It is not unlikely that the following family was not connected to the one shown on Brampton01 and successive pages.
  • Bernard de Brampton (a c1135)
    • 1. Brian de Brampton
    • m. _ Devereux (dau of Walter Devereux)
      • A. Brian de Brampton
      • m. Matilda (dau of John de S'c'o Valerico)
        • i. John de Brampton of Brampton and Stannage
        • Visitation reports that John married the Matilda, daughter of William de Brewes (Braose) of Brecknok, who later married Roger Mortimer of Wigmore. Neither the Braose nor the Mortimer records we have seen mention that that Matilda (Maud) was married before she married Roger Mortimer and the dates make that seem unlikely. The connection we make is to a Maud of 2 generations earlier and is supported by a web site on the Braose family.
        • m. Matilda (Maud) Braose (dau of William Braose of Brecknock)
          • a. Brian de Brampton
          • m. Alice Remevill (dau of William de Remevill of Botterley and Condover)
            • (1) Brian de Brampton (d 1262)
            • m. Emma Corbet (dau of Thomas Corbet of Caus)
              • (A) Walter de Brampton
              • m. Johanna of Ewelly
                • (i) Sir Bryan de Brampton of Brampton (d 1294)
                • m. Elianora Hereford
                  • (a) Margaret de Brampton
                  • m. Robert Harley (d 1349)
                  • (b) Elizabeth de Brampton
                  • m. Edmund de Cornwall of Kinlet (d 22.03.1354)
            • m2. Sara
            • (2) John Brampton
      • B. Roger de Brampton of Chinlet
  • Main source(s):
  • (1) For Briwere (uploaded 18.01.05) : various web sites
  • (2) For Brampton (uploaded 14.09.05) : Visitation (Shropshire, 1623, Lacon of Lacon etc)
  • (3) For Biccombe (uploaded 18.12.08) : 'History of the Hundred of Carhampton' by James Savage (1830)
  • (4) For Brerewood (uploaded 27.10.15) : Visitation (Cheshire, 1613, 'Brerewood of Chester'), Lipscomb (Bucks, vol 4, 'Pedigree of Brerewood', p511)
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Asthall Leigh, Oxfordshire, England
Kinlet, Shropshire, England
Abt. 1319 of, Buriton, Hampshire, England
March 22, 1354
Age 74
Cleobury Mortimer, Shropshire, England