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1553 Thomas and Jone Burshall als Lankesheire in will of Alice Wynchcombe in Oxfordshire

There is a brief reference to Thomas and Jone Burshall als Lankesheire in a 1553 will of Alice Wynchcombe of Bradwell.

  Ref. O.R.O., MS. Wills Oxon. 180.189, f. 189r.

this reference sent By Geoff see Bowles Research


 I've only got brief notes from the will, it was not one that I inspected personally - but amongst bequests of sheep etc to members of her
family, Alice Wynchcombe includes - 
   'To Jone Burshall als Lankesheire 1 bz. barley.'
 and Thomas Burshall als Lankesheire is mentioned at the end - probably as a witness.

perhaps these BURSHALL are ancestors of all our clans. I wonder if the BURSHALL came from Lancashire BUT people wanted to call them by the county from whence they came.  Presumably the same Thomas in 1544 Thomas Lanckashire in Broadwell - not shown as Burshall. Broadwell is just south of Kencot and Alvescott 

IGI caters for various spellings on BURSHALL and only 6 in Lancashire earliest being 1694

Just one IGI in Oxfordshire 

ROBT. BURSHALL  Marriages: ALCE POWLTON 11 OCT 1576   Bampton, Oxford, England
This Robert could be a son of Thomas or Jone

Shipton under Wychwood Burials register 17 Mar 1588 burial of Thomas Lancashire alias BRISKOW a carpenter or labourer 
Could this Thomas also be the Burshall man 

1713 Robert LANCHISHEAR marriage to Frances DAWSON - the first marriage in linked tree

Thomas LANKASHEERE 1645 Marriage

LANKESHEER and similar spelling - a family group based in Somerset and Wiltshire not clear if related to Lankshear