Baldwin,  Sir John

Baldwin, Sir John

Male 1470 - 1545  (75 years)

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  • Name Baldwin, John 
    Title Sir 
    Born 11 Aug 1470  Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Name John Baldewyne 
    Died 24 Oct 1545  Buckinghamshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I32203  Sullivan Burgess Family Tree
    Last Modified 1 Jan 2017 

    Family Dormer, Agnes,   b. Abt 1470, Wycombe Marsh, Buckinghamshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1550, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 80 years) 
    Children 
    +1. Baldwin, Robert,   b. Abt 1490, Aston Clinton, Buckinghamshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1552, Aston Clinton, Buckinghamshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 62 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 1 Jan 2017 
    Family ID F10990  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 11 Aug 1470 - Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 24 Oct 1545 - Buckinghamshire, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Baldwin, John Sir Trail of Anne
    Baldwin, John Sir Trail of Anne

    Documents
    Baldwin, John Sir Dictionary of National Biography Volumes 1-20, 22
    Baldwin, John Sir Dictionary of National Biography Volumes 1-20, 22

    Family Crest
    Baldwin Family Crest
    Baldwin Family Crest
    This ancient and distinguished name is of Anglo-Saxon and Old German origin; it is a hereditary surname developed from the male personal name Baldwin, which was popular in England before and after the Norman Conquest of 1066. The given name derives from the Olde English "Bealdwine", and the cognate Old German "Baldwine", composed of the elements "b(e)ald", bold, brave, and "wine", friend, and is recorded as "Baldewyne", circa 1066, and as "Balduin, Baldewin" in the Domesday Book of 1086. This name was a favourite among the Normans and in Flanders in the early Middle Ages, and it was probably the Flemish influence which was responsible for its popularity in England in the 12th and 13th Centuries. Baldwin was the given name of the Crusader who in 1100 became the first Christian king of Jerusalem, and of the Count of Flanders (1172 - 1205), who led the Fourth Crusade and became the first Latin Emperor of Constantinople (1204). Among the notable bearers of the surname is John Baldwin (died 1545), judge at the trials of Bishop Fisher, Sir Thomas More, and Anne Boleyn. One Thomas Baldwin was an early settler in the American Colonies, being listed in a "List of the Living in Virginia" compiled on February 16th 1623. A Coat of Arms granted to a family of the name depicts a gold griffin segreant on a red shield; the Crest is a blue lion rampant holding in the paws a gold cross crosslet fitchee. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Stephen Baldewin, which was dated 1200, in the "Pipe Rolls of Hampshire", during the reign of King John, known as "Lackland", 1199 - 1216. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

  • Notes 
    • John (Sir) BALDWIN was born on 11 Aug 1470 in Aylesbury, Domesday, Surrey, England. He died on 24 Oct 1545 in Buckinghamshire, England. Knight Chief Justice of the court of Henry VIII; presided at the trial of Anne Boleyn Received numerous grants from Henry VIII SIR JOHN BALDWIN of Buckinghamshire, died Oct 24, 1545. Inquest of his estate was held at Aylesbury, Dec 22, 1545. " He was a member of the inner temple and appointed reader in 1516, 1524 and 1531. He twice filled the office of treasurer, 1524 and 1530. He was of Bucks in 1510 (on commission of the peace). In 1520 he was a man of sufficient mark to be nominated on the sheriff roll, but he was not selected by the king. In 1529 he was on the commission to hear causes in chancery committed to then Cardinal Wolsey, then lord chancellor. In 1530, on Cardinal's fall, he was selected to hold inquisition a s to the extent of his property in Bucks’He set in the House of Commons once, being burgess for Bendon in Wiltshire in 1529. In 1530 he was appointed attorney general for Wales and the Marches, and also of the county Palntine of Chester and Flint. His patent as sergeant-in-law is dated Nov 16, 1531. According to Dugdale he and Thomas Willoughby were the first sergeants-in-law to receive the honor of knighthood. this was in 1534. In 1535, he was appointed chief justice of common pleas and almost the first cases in which he acted in a judiciary capacity were the trials of Bishop Fisher and Sir Thomas More for treason. He also acted in the same capacity at the trials of Anne Boleyn the same year. He seemed to have lived principally at Aylesbury. He acquired a house and site of the Grey Friars and the manors of Ellenborough and Durich" (Dist Am. Biog.) Colonel Chester says he was given the Manor of Dunridge in Bucks by Henry VIII shortly after 1541, and that he died in1545. When he died he left no surviving sons. The D.N.B. article says he had a son William, who married Mary Tyringham, but died during his Father's lifetime. The estate passed to his heirs, Thomas Packington, son and heir of his daughter Agnes, Wife of Robert Packington, and to John Burlacy, son and hair of his daughter Petronilla. The manor then passed to Thomas Packington's son and heir, John, who in March 1577 78 alienated to Henry and Richard Baldwin, who in 1579 paid the taxes on the manor. These are considered by Col. Chester to be Father and son. In 1553 two brothers, Richard and John occupied Dundridge. This was but eight years after the death of Sir John. These brothers are probably the sons of Richard - the brother of Sir John.