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ELIZABETH UGHTRED
see ELIZABETH PAULET

ANNE UNTON
see ANNE SEYMOUR

CECILY UNTON (1564-June 16, 1618)
Cecily Unton was the daughter of Sir Edward Unton of Wadley, Berkshire (d. September 16, 1582) and Anne Seymour (1538-February 1587/8). From 1566, her mother, who was countess of Warwick by her first marriage, was “a lunatic enjoying lucid intervals.” Upon the death of Cecily’s father, her brother Edward took custody of their mother. On March 9, 1581 at St. Dunstan, Stepney, Middlesex, Cecily married Sir John Wentworth of Gosfield Hall, Essex (1564-February 10, 1614). Their children were John (1583-October 3, 1631), Mary (b.1585), William (1588-1604), Anne (1590-July 6, 1633), Diana (b.1591), Cecily (1593-November 1642), Elizabeth (d.yng), and Catherine (b.1601). After the death without a will of Cecily’s brother Henry in 1596, her husband attempted to claim two Unton properties, Wadley and Faringdon, as did Cecily’s brother-in-law, Valentine Knightley, on behalf of his three daughters. Faringdon went to Henry’s widow (see DOROTHY WROUGHTON) for her life, with the reversion to Cecily and John Wentworth. According to the History of Parliament entry for Wentworth, the dispute was over lands left to Cecily by her father, who had died £23,000 in debt. In 1615, Cecily married Sir Edward Hoby of Bisham, Berkshire (1560-March 1, 1617). Portrait: tomb at Aston Rowan, Oxfordshire.

CECILY UNTON
see CECILY BULSTRODE

DOROTHY UNTON
see DOROTHY WROUGHTON

ELIZABETH UNTON
see ELIZABETH HYDE

JANE UPTON (d.1545+)
Jane Upton was the daughter and coheir of Thomas Upton of Trelaske (Treslake/Treslaske), Cornwall (d.1542+) and Joan Palmer. In about 1525, she married Nicholas Lower (1499-1545). Her elder sister Margaret (or Margery) was married to his older brother, John Lower. With Nicholas, Jane had Thomas (c.1529-September 2, 1603), Grace, Katherine, and Jane. The Upton inheritance was split between Margery and Jane, with John and Margery getting Trelaske and Polscoe in St. Winnow going to Jane and Nicholas. When John died, Nicholas obtained the wardship of his nephew, John’s son William, but the two did not get along. In 1540, Nicholas sold the wardship to Thomas Treffry of Fowey and St. Kew. The major disagreement between uncle and nephew was over the Upton inheritance. In September 1545, they quarreled openly in Lewannick Church. On September 30, 1545, William waylaid his uncle at Northill and they fought. Nicholas was wounded and subsequently died of his wounds. When the inquest ruled William had acted in self defense, Jane accused the coroner of bringing undue influence to bear on jurors, but the verdict was upheld.

DOROTHY UVEDALE
see DOROTHY HOWARD

MARY UVEDALE
see MARY NORTON