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Sir John Say, Kt. (died 12 April 1478) of Baas (Broxbourne), Little Berkhamsted, Sawbridgeworth (Hertfordshire) and Lawford (Essex) was King's Serjeant, Coroner of the Marshalsea, Yeoman of The Chamber & Crown, Keeper of Westminster Palace, Squire of The Body, Keeper of the Great Wardrobe, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, Privy Councillor, Under-Treasurer of England, Knight of the Shire for counties Cambridge and Hertford, and Speaker of the House of Commons.

Marriage

He married before 1449, Elizabeth, daughter of Laurence Cheney (or Cheyne) of Cambridgeshire. She died on 2 September 1473, aged 51, predeceasing her husband by five years.

Death

Sir John and Lady Elizabeth Say are buried together at Broxbourne, Hertfordshire. They were survived by seven of their eight children (three sons and four daughters). Sir John Say was an ancestor of Jane Seymour, third wife of King Henry VIII.

References

  • "The Visitation of Suffolk 1561", part 1, made by William Hervey, Clarenceux King of Arms, and edited by Joan Corder, FSA (Harleian Society, London; 1981), p. 166
  • "The Magna Charta Sureties, 1215" by Frederick Lewis Weis, et al., 5th edition, Baltimore, Maryland (2002), p. 47
  • "Plantagenet Ancestry" by Douglas Richardson, Baltimore, Maryland (2004), pp. 207, 381
Preceded by
William Tresham
Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
1449–1462
Succeeded by
Richard Fowler
Preceded by
Richard Fowler
Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
1477–1478
Succeeded by
Thomas Thwaites
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