John Arundell (of Trerice, died 1580)

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Sir John Arundell (died 15 September 1580), of Trerice in Cornwall, was a Member of Parliament for Mitchell, Cornwall, in 1555 and 1558, and was High Sheriff of Cornwall in 1573–1574.

Origins[edit]

He was the second son and heir of Sir John Arundell (1495–1561), of Trerice, nicknamed "Tilbury Jack" (or "Jack of Tilbury"), a commander of the Royal Navy during the reigns of Kings Henry VIII and Edward VI and twice Sheriff of Cornwall, by his second wife Juliana Erissey, daughter of James Erissey of Erissey and widow of a certain Gourlyn.[1]

Career[edit]

He was a retiring figure for much of his life and less celebrated than either his father "Tilbury Jack" or his son Sir John Arundell, nicknamed "Jack for the King". He was twice a Member of Parliament for the pocket borough of Mitchell, Cornwall, in 1555 and 1558, and was High Sheriff of Cornwall in 1573–1574.

Marriages and children[edit]

He married twice:

  • Firstly to Catherine Coswarth, daughter of John Cosworth and widow of Alan Hill, by whom he had four daughters:[1]
    • Juliana Arundell (born 1563),[1] who married Richard Carew (1555–1620),[2][3] the historian of Cornwall, author of the Survey of Cornwall.
    • Alice Arundell (born 1564), wife of Henry Somaster (d. 1606)[4] of Painsford[5] in the parish of Ashprington, Devon.
    • Dorothy Arundell (born 1566), wife of Edward Coswarth of Coswarth.[1]
    • Mary Arundell (born 1568), wife of Oliver Dynham.[1]
  • Secondly he married Gertrude Denys, a daughter of Sir Robert Denys (died 1592) of Holcombe Burnell in Devon, by his first wife Mary Mountjoy (a first cousin to Lady Jane Grey and second cousin to Elizabeth I, Mary I and Edward VI through their common ancestor Queen Elizabeth Woodville][6]), a daughter of William Blount, 4th Baron Mountjoy (1478–1534),[7] by his fourth wife Dorothy Grey, daughter of Thomas Grey, 1st Marquess of Dorset. Gertrude survived her husband and remarried to Edward, Lord Morley.[8] Her will is housed in the National Archives as "Will of Gertrude Morley, Widow of Trerise" 1635. By Gertrude he had at least eight children including:
    • Ann Arundell (born 1574), wife of William Carnsew of Buckelly.[1]
    • John Arundell (born 1575), died in infancy [9]
    • Sir John Arundell (1576 – c. 1656), eldest son and heir, of Trerice, nicknamed "Jack-for-the-King", MP for Cornwall and for Tregony and Governor of Pendennis Castle, Falmouth, during the Civil War
    • Thomas Arundell (born 1577) of Duloe, MP for West Looe, a soldier who served in the Netherlands.[1]
    • Catherine Arundell (born 1580), wife of John St Aubin of Clowans.[1]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Vivian, 1887, p. 12
  2. ^ Saint-George, Henry; Lennard, Samson; Vivian, John Lambrick; Drake, Henry Holman; College of Arms (Great Britain) cn (1 March 1874). "The visitation of the county of Cornwall, in the year 1620". London – via Internet Archive.
  3. ^ "Sir John ARUNDELL of Trerice". Tudor Place. Retrieved 1 July 2011.[unreliable source]
  4. ^ Vivian, Lt.Col. J.L., (Ed.) The Visitations of the County of Devon: Comprising the Heralds' Visitations of 1531, 1564 & 1620, Exeter, 1895, p. 695, pedigree of "Somaster of Painsford"
  5. ^ Vivian, 1887, p.12
  6. ^ Vivian, Lt.Col. J.L., (Ed.) The Visitations of the County of Devon: Comprising the Heralds' Visitations of 1531, 1564 & 1620, Exeter, 1895, p. 102
  7. ^ Vivian, 1895, p.280, pedigree of Dennis of Holcombe Burnell, erroueously "Walter, Lord Mountjoy"
  8. ^ Vivian, 1895, p. 280
  9. ^ "John Arundell 1575". Geni. Retrieved 1 March 2019.

Sources[edit]

Parliament of England
Preceded by
Paul Stamford
Andrew Tussard
Member of Parliament for Mitchell
1555–1558
With: John Thomas 1555
Thomas Gardiner 1558
Succeeded by
Drue Drury
Robert Colshill
Honorary titles
Preceded by
Peter Courtney
High Sheriff of Cornwall
1574
Succeeded by
John Bevill