28 Oct 31 Henry VIII
(1) ± 1459
The said Ursula Merston seems to have died without issue, as on the death of Joan, which happened 28th October 1540, it was found that she died seized of this manor, leaving by Nicholas Mynn her husband, John Mynn her son and heir,
(Some particulars relating to the history of Epsom: compiled from ... - Page 17 Henry of Epsom Pownall. 1825.)
William Saunders of Ewell, 1st s. of Henry Saunders of Ewell by Joan, da. of John Lepton of Yorks., m. (1) Jane (rf.1539), da. and coh. of William Marston of Horton, Surr., wid. of Nicholas Mynn.
(The House of Commons, 1509-1558. 1982.)
William Saunders then married Joan, widow of Thomas Gittons, citizen and vintner of London.
William Saunders' first wife, and the mother of the children named in his will, was Joan Marston (d.1540), the daughter of William Marston (d.1511) of Horton and his wife Beatrix Barlee, and the sister of the Earl of Oxford's step-grandmother, Ursula Marston.
When Joan Marston married William Saunders, she was the widow of Nicholas Mynne (d.1528), by whom she had several children (see his will, PROB 11/22, f. 275). Joan Marston Saunders died in 1540, and within a few years William Saunders of Ewell married a second wife named Joan. In C 1/1141/51-53 she is described as Joan, the wife of William Saunders, gentleman, and is therefore Joan Gittons Saunders, not Joan Marston Saunders, who is the wife 'Joan' mentioned in William Saunders' will. In his will dated 14 February 1543, Thomas Gittons gives the names of his children as William, Oliver, John, Albery and Christian Gittons (see PROB 11/29). Oliver, Albery and Christian are also mentioned in the will of Joan Gittons Saunders dated 14 April, 1580.
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