John Lance (45) was christened on 27 Dec 1595 (Christenings Marriages and Burial of St Clement Parish Church of England.) (J L Vivian, Visitations to the County Of Cornwall

The Launces held various parcels of Land




FILE [no title] - ref. SHM/624 - date: 25 June 1617

­[from Scope and Content] 2. Rob. Launce, St. Clement, gent.

FILE [no title] - ref. SHM/625/1 - date: 15 Oct. 1621

­[from Scope and Content] 1. Jn. Launce, St. Clement, gent., and Isabella, his wife


On 25 Jun 1617 at Wendron, Cornwall. He married Isabella Darcie (49) circa 1620 (Ibid.).

"Plantagenet Ancestry of Seventeenth Century Colonists". written by David Faris in 1996.

The following is what he writes about Isabel Darcy:

Isabella was the ninth daughter and thirteenth child (of Edward Darcy) was born about 1600. She was married about 1619 to John Launce of Penneare in St.Clement's, Cornwall, son and heir of Robert Launce of Penneare, by his wife Susan, daughter of George Tubb, of Tringoff, Cornwall. John Launce was born about 1597 (aged 23 in 1620 Visitation of Cornwall.) John Launce, described as a parliamentarian died of a wound received in an altercation. She was married for the second time, as his second wife to Rev. Sydrach Simpson, Master of Penbroke Hall, University of Cambridge. He died in April 1655, and was buried at St. Bartholomew's Exchange, London where he had been rector. She died testate at London in 1669 (will dated 29 May 1668, proved 4 Aug 1669, mentions her daughter Mary Sherman).

David Faris states his sources for this paragraph as:

Henry Fitzgerald Waters "Genealogical Gleanings in England", Volume 2: 1186-1187 (1901) (their wills).

American Genealogist 20:129-135 (Jan. 1944)

American Genealogist 21:169-177 (Jan. 1945)


This court case would have either been concluded just before or around the period of Johns death.

PRO Document E 134/10 Chas 1 /Mich 53 (10 year of Charles 1st (1635))

John Launce v John Free, John Parrett: Grist mills called Truvernvighan alias Truran-vighan and Reskorfe mills in the parish of Clemence (Cornwall). Whether parcel of the manor of Moresk and part of the duchy of Cornwall. Custom of "suit and grist" to m

John must have won the case as the mills in question are held in later documentation by his son James

in 1635.

He was buried at St Clement on 25 Jun 1635.).