By Eric Acheson
This ebook examines the fifteenth-century gentry of Leicestershire less than 5 large headings: as landholders, as participants of a social group in response to the county, as contributors in and leaders of the govt. of the shire, as individuals of the broader household and, ultimately, as contributors. Economically assertive, they have been additionally socially cohesive, this unity being supplied by means of the shire neighborhood. The shire additionally supplied crucial political unit, managed via an oligarchy of improved gentry households who have been particularly autonomous of outdoor interference. the elemental social unit was once the extended family, yet exterior affects, supplied by way of crisis for the broader kinfolk, the lineage or fiscal and political development, weren't significant determinants of family members process. Individualism one of the gentry used to be already proven through the 15th century, revealing its group of workers as a confident and assured stratum in past due medieval English society.
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C, xi, p. 105; Paston Letters, 11, p. 185. 66 Nichols, II, pp. 18, 38, 296, 300, 713. For distribution of manors held in demesne by the nobility, see map 3. 6? 69 A widow's jointure was a heavy burden on the patrimony and for most of the fifteenth century each succeeding lord Roos failed to have full possession of his estate. Onerous as these tricks of fate undoubtedly were, they alone need not have proved permanently prejudicial to the family fortunes. However, Thomas's political miscalculations and his son Edmund's insanity had more enduring adverse consequences.
51 Nevertheless, the family names gleaned from the 1428 and the 1436 subsidies, along with those who accepted the burdens of local government office, provide us with our starting point of 249 families of either gentry or potential gentry status.
619. , 1446—52, p. , 1452—61, p. 669. 106 I07 Lists and Indexes, ix, p. 145. Wedgwood, Register, p. 653. , Hastings, 1, p. xiii. , p. 294; Nichols, 1, p. , 11, p. , in, p. , iv, pp. 21, 430, 616. , Hastings, 1, pp. ) 101 2 5 A gentry community Such extensive holdings assured the Hastings family a foremost position among the county's leading gentry but it was Sir Leonard's son, William, who laid the foundations of the family's greatness. Like his father before him, William was a retainer of Richard, duke of York.