Archive:Valley on the March
Valley on the March; a history of a group of manors on the Herefordshire march of Wales, by Francis James Rennell Baron Rodd (Oxford University Press: 1958)
James Rodd who held a mortage on the Carpenter property at Tillington at the end of the 16th century is again almost certainly the same James the mercer of Hereford and Foxley...The manors of Foxley, Yazor, Uphamton, Morehampton, Upper Stoke Lacy, and Mansell Lacy are demised in trust to Sir William Lewis, Bt., of Llangorse and Sir Thomas Whitney, Esq. of Whitney...Sir James Rodd the mercer of Hereford made his will in 1663 and died in 1664. For the next forty years there was nothing but trouble in the family. Of his ten children, the eldest son Thomas, who was legitimate, took an active part in the Foxley investment. Thomas in 1635 married Anne, daughter of Sir Thomas Whitney of Whitney. He was left a widower in 1657 with one son Robert, and four daughters (a fifth died in infancy) who married respectively...
Transcribed by Adrian Benjamin Burke, Esq.