John Mundy (mayor)
|Sir John Mundy|
|Spouse(s)||Margaret (surname unknown)
John Mundy was born in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, the son of William Mundy. The Mundys descend from Godfrey, Count of Mondaye, a Norman noble who came to Britain with the army of William, the Conqueror in 1066. Originally the family was known as Mondaye, eventually as Munday, a corruption of the original name and by the time of Sir John, as Mundy.
He purchased the manor of Markeaton in 1516 as well as Mackworth and Allestree, which are all now parts of Derby from Lord Audley.
Marriages and issue
Sir John Mundy married firstly a lady named Margaret, whose surname is unknown. He married secondly Julian Browne (d.1537), the daughter of his mayoral predecessor, Sir William Browne, and granddaughter of two mayors, Sir John Browne and Sir Edmund Shaa, by whom he had five sons and four daughters:
- George Mundy of Markeaton, who died without issue.
- Christopher Mundy of Markeaton, who died without issue.
- John Mundy of Markeaton Rialton, Cornwall. He was admitted to the Middle Temple and married Joan Man, by whom he had a daughter, Katherine Mundy, who married Lawrence Kendall, esquire, of Withiel, Cornwall. Another daughter, Joanna, married William Prideaux.
- Margaret Mundy of Markeaton, who married firstly Nicholas Jennings, skinner, Sheriff and Alderman of London; secondly, as his third wife, Edmund Howard, Lord Deputy of Calais,younger son of the DUke of Norfolk and therefore became stepmother to Queen Katherine Howard, fifth wife of King Henry VIII by whom she had no issue; and thirdly Henry Mannox. Although Steinman conjectured that Margaret Mundy's third husband was the Henry Mannox, executed in 1541, who had been music master to Katherine Howard in her youth, and had been involved in sexual indiscretions with her which later contributed to her downfall, Bindoff established that Margaret Mundy's third husband, Henry Mannox, made his will on 18 March 1564, in which he disinherited both Margaret and his son. Margaret (née Mundy) was buried at Streatham, Surrey, on 22 January 1565.
- Mildred Mundy of Markeaton, who married, by dispensation dated 27 June 1538, Sir John Harleston (18 May 1511 – 28 February 1569) of South Ockendon, Essex.
Sir John Mundy's descendants built Markeaton Hall and served as High Sheriffs and Members of Parliament for Derbyshire, (e.g. Francis Noel Clarke Mundy). His direct descendants today have the surname Markeaton-Mundy.They include Simon Markeaton-Mundy, Count of Mondaye, Charles Markeaton-Mundy, Duke of Markeaton who is Vice-Chancellor of Foreign Affairs of the Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of St.John of Jerusalem, Ecumenical Knights of Malta and Sandra Markeaton-Mundy, Countess of Checkendon.
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- Will of Dame Julian Mundy, widow, proved 26 September 1537, PROB 11/27/117, National Archives Retrieved 7 July 2013
- Will of Vincent Mundy of Islington, Middlesex , proved 23 October 1573, PROB 11/55/413, National Archives Retrieved 7 July 2013
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