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Sir William Fiennes Sheriff of Surrey and Sussex [10582]
Elizabeth Battisford [10583]
John Holland 1st Duke of Exeter [2426]
(Abt 1350-1399)
Elizabeth of Lancaster Plantagenet Duches of Exeter [2427]
Sir Roger de Fiennes [2365]
(Bef 1384-Bef 1451)
Elizabeth Holland [2366]
(1389-Aft 1449)
Richard Fiennes 1st Baron Dacre of the South [2407]
(Bet 1415/1430-1483)


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Joan Dacre Baroness Dacre of Gillesland [2408] [LVMQ-XDL]

Richard Fiennes 1st Baron Dacre of the South [2407] 25,442

  • Born: Bet 1415 and 1430, Hurstmonceux, Sussex, England 25,442
  • Marriage: Joan Dacre Baroness Dacre of Gillesland [2408] [LVMQ-XDL] in Jun 1446 in Hurstmonceaux, Sussex, England 25
  • Died: 25 Nov 1483, Hurstmonceux, Sussex, England 25,442
  • Buried: Hurstmonceaux Castle, Hailsham, Sussex, England 25

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bullet  General Notes:

The Dacre family offers the leading case in peerage law involving issues of conflict arising from land tenure and representation of blood. Joan Dacre, according to modern peerage doctrine, was the seventh Baroness Dacre. She married in 1446 Sir Richard Fiennes. Another sister, Phillippa Dacre, married Robert Fiennes, brother of Sir Richard, but she died without issue within her grandfather Dacre's time. Sir Richard Fiennes was hereditary keeper of Herstmonceaux Castle, an office which descended in the family until the execution of the ninth baron. By patent of 7 Nov 1458 King Henry VI accepted him as Lord Dacre, and by two writs in 1459 and 1482 Fiennes was summoned to Parliament as Baron Dacre. In 1473 the King made the final award of the lands of the sixth Baron Dacre between the heir male, Humphrey Dacre, the younger of Joan's two uncles; and the heir general, Richard Fiennes, in right of his wife Joan Dacre. Most of the estates went to the heir male with remainder to the heir general while the peerage went to Richard Fiennes in right of his wife. Peerage lawyers have claimed that Richard Fiennes's summons to parliament created a new barony; for, though his wife was a peeress in her own right, his summons was not a courtesy one. J. Horace Round held that the award of 1473 assigning the heir general and her husband precedence of the old barony, over that of the heir male, was a recognition of his wife's accession to the original barony.


Richard married Joan Dacre Baroness Dacre of Gillesland [2408] [LVMQ-XDL] [MRIN: 541], daughter of Sir Thomas Dacre Knight [17552] and Elizabeth Bowes [17553], in Jun 1446 in Hurstmonceaux, Sussex, England.25 (Joan Dacre Baroness Dacre of Gillesland [2408] [LVMQ-XDL] was born about 1430 in Gillesland, Northumberland, England,25 died on 8 Mar 1486 in Hurstmonceux, Sussex, England 25,442 and was buried in Hurstmonceux, Sussex, England 25.)

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