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 Thomas Baynham

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Thomas Baynham

Birth
Mitcheldean, Forest of Dean District, Gloucestershire, England
Death 16 Feb 1499 (aged 76)
Mitcheldean, Forest of Dean District, Gloucestershire, England
Burial Mitcheldean, Forest of Dean District, Gloucestershire, England
Plot Nave
Memorial ID 110981297 View Source
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Thomas was the son of Robert ab Eynon (Baynham) and Margaret Abrahall.
He married firstly Margaret Hody, she died before 1470.
They were the parents of:
Sir Alexander Baynham, born 1459, of, Westbury-on-Severn, Gloucestershire, England and died September 25, 1524
William Baynham, born 1461,
Elizabeth Baynham, born 1463,
Isabell Baynham, born 1465 and died Aft June 24, 1519.
Thomas married secondly Alice Walwyn about 1470.
They were the parents of:
Jane Baynham, born 1472, Mitcheldean, Gloucestershire, England
Sir Christopher Baynham, born 1478, Mitcheldean, Gloucestershire, England and died October 6, 1557, Glowerwall, Gloucestershire, England
Susan Baynham, born 1479
Anne Baynham, born 1480

It was during Thomas' life that St Michael and all Angels church attained much of the appearance it has today. In the second half of the 15th century, a clerestory and west window were added to the nave giving it a spacious air, and later in this period the roofs of the two north aisles were altered to their present form by rebuilding the centre arcade making one roof outside but inside separate finely carved wooden ones. Also the east and west windows of the north aisle were altered and the west door of the nave added. All this rebuilding was in the perpendicular style. It is likely too that the upper tower and spire were added, and also the panel paintings above the chancel entry.
Probably most of the cost of this work fell on the Baynham and his second wife, Alice, estates. But as Thomas Baynham was at different times the sheriff of the country and co-constable of St Briavels castle, the combined resources of his and Alice families would have been able to bear these expenses.


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  • Added: 22 May 2013
  • Find a Grave Memorial 110981297
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/110981297/thomas-baynham : accessed ), memorial page for Thomas Baynham (9 Apr 1422–16 Feb 1499), Find a Grave Memorial ID 110981297, citing St. Michael and all Angels Churchyard, Mitcheldean, Forest of Dean District, Gloucestershire, England ; Maintained by Mad (contributor 47329061) .