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Blythe Family the Welsh Marches? update

duckweed

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I've been looking at all the land agreements of the Blythes and found one for Roger Blythe (nothing much known about him except he is thought to be brother of the Blythe Bishops and he apparently didn't have children)If this is the right one of course. He has a small portion of land in Coal Aston and he and his wife have the rent on the glebe lands of Bromfield. Bromfield is in Shropshire. After many searches I found that Bromfield was in the Welsh Marches which rang a few bells. Geoffrey Blythe was President of the council of the Welsh Marshes. The money from the glebe was for the rest of Roger and his wifes lifetime. So was this a pension negotiated by Geoffrey for his brother? However the date is 1525 and Geoffrey stepped down in 1524. Was it part of the deal when Geoffrey stepped down with the Archbishop of Canterbury who controlled the churches now? Was Roger yet another lay clerk? Was he an assistant to Geoffrey or was he prebendary to Canterbury like John Blithe his nephew who was archdeacon there for a while. So many more questions.
 

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