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John Hanbury, of Purshall Green MP

Male 1575 - 1658  (83 years)

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  • Name John Hanbury 
    Suffix of Purshall Green MP 
    Born 1575  Hoarstone, Worcestershire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1658 
    Person ID I5431  drabold
    Last Modified 18 Jan 2016 

    Father Richard Hanbury,   b. 1548,   d. 1612  (Age 64 years) 
    Mother Margery Bradley 
    Family ID F2186  Group Sheet

    Family Anne Capel,   d. 1669 
     1. Bridget Hanbury
     2. Richard Hanbury,   b. 06 Aug 1616,   d. 1660  (Age 43 years)
     3. John Hanbury,   b. 1617, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1624  (Age 7 years)
     4. Capel Hanbury, of Pontypool,   b. 1625, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1704  (Age 79 years)
     5. John Hanbury,   b. Oct 1631,   d. Aft 1657  (Age ~ 27 years)
    Last Modified 19 Jun 2015 
    Family ID F1996  Group Sheet

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  • Notes 
    • The Hanburys of Pontymoel.
      Richard Hanbury left two daughters, Alice, married to William Combes of Warwickshire, and Elizabeth who married his partner, Sir Edmund Wheeler of Reading Court, and who retained his interest in Tintern. By his will Richard Hanbury provided that his money invested in Tintern and other iron works in Monmouthshire should be used to its best advantage by his executors to meet the legacies provided. His nephew, John eldest son of his half-brother, Richard of Elmley Lovett in Worcestershire, was appointed his acting executor and thus acquired an interest in the iron works. Phillip, a brother of John, described as of Fakenham (Worcs.) Had inherited from his father the family estate of Elmley Lovett.
      John and Phillip proceeded to acquire land interests in Monmouthshire, Phillip being known as Phillip Hanbury of Trevethin in 1609 and his son being born there in 1610. In 1624, Phillip was concerned in a law suit regarding land he had leased in St. Brides and Bassaleg; in 1625, he purchased land at Llanvihangel-next-Usk and Llangattock, and later another 20 acres in the Hundred of Usk. In the year 1629, John leased houses, buildings, etc. and all water courses, iron mines, or iron ore, coal, coalpits, woods and forests in lands of Llanvihangel Gobion, Panteg and Mynddislwyn. In the next year Phillip's wife died and he was able to buy 87 acres in Llanvair Kilgeddin, Usk, Mamhilad and Goytre and a further 100 acres from Francis Challenor in Panteg, Llanfrechfa, Pontymoel and Trevethin. (This may have included Challenors iron forge at Pontymoel.) On the death of Phillip about 1653 it became necessary to make fresh provision of the supervision of the iron works.
      The eldest son of John Hanbury, likewise John, had died in 1634. Richard, the second son, in 1650 married Dame Mary Morgan, widow of Sir Ed. Morgan of Llantarnam Abbey. In 1655, John Fortescue and Dame Mary leased to Capel Hanbury, fourth son of John and his first wife, Anne Capel, "a parcel of waste ground called Pontypool, together with the forge thereupon built and standing for the term of one and twenty years if Dame Mary should live so long." John Hanbury settled 3,000 on Capel in 1657; with this capital he was able to develop the works at Pontypool, but on the death of his brother Richard in 1660 he came into possession of the lands leased by his father in 1629 and also the lands in Kidderminster and Hoarstone. Though his financial interests centred in Monmouthshire he never resided in the county and when he died at Hoarstone on 14th January 1704, he was burried in Kidderminster church.
      From A History of Monmouthshire from the Coming of the Normans into Wales down to the Present Time
      Author: Sir Joseph Alfred Bradney
      Publication: The Hundred of Abergavenny, London, 1932
      Page: p.439

      It would seem that from 1660 therefore Capel's cousin, Richard Hanbury, son of Phillip, was responsible for the ironworks and in that year he engaged Thomas Allgood of Northants as manager (See Japan Ware). Richard Hanbury was one of the earliest members of the Society of Friends in Monmouthshire; he had become a true Friend in 1657 and meetings were held at his house at Pontymoel where he entertained George Fox in 1657 and 1668. He died at Pontymoel, aged 83, on 20th February 1695-6, and was possibly buried in the Friends' Burial Ground at Pontymoel, now partially covered by the railway embankment. His son, Richard (1647-1714) and grandson, Charles (1677-1735), were likewise Quakers and were buried at Pontymoel. With the death of Charles in 1735 the connection of this branch of the Hanburys with Panteg and Pontymoel practically ceased. Although he had estates in Llanvihangel Ystern-Llewern, John, the eldest son, left Monmouthshire for London where he became known as John Hanbury of Tower Street and a merchant of Virginia and Maryland. He inherited through his wife, Anne Osgood, the estate of Holfield Grange, Coggleshall, Essex. A younger brother of Charles, named Capel, held estates in Pontymoel until his death in 1740 but was connected chiefly with Mangotsfield, Bristol, where he lived and died. His son, Capel, became the London merchant form whom is derived the firm of Allen and Hanburys'.