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John of Cransley, Northampton county, England, was an armiger by trade. He became a sheriff of Northampton November 4, 1433. On January 12, 1447/48, John and Thomas Marbury, esquires, witnessed a deed relating to territory in Cransley. John Marbury, esquire, died shortly before October 22, 1460, for in the Patent Rolls of that date there is a pardon to "John Marbury late of Cransley, Northampton, esquire, for not appearing before the justices of the Bench to answer the dean and chapter of the new Collegiate church of St. Mary," Leicestershire.

This John is probably identical with the John Marbury, whom Robert refers to in his will as father, for Cransley is about ten miles from where Robert lived, and no other John Marbury of this period appears in Northampton records. His other son, William, who in 1501 as one of the executors of the will of Edward, Earl of Wiltshire, founded a chantry at Culworth, saw to it that the chantry was founded for the souls of "Johannis Marbury et Elianorae uxoris suea." Robert Marbury in his will of August 13, 1513 asks prayers to be said for the souls of his father, John Marbury, and his mother, Eleanor. The daughters of John and Eleanor have not been positively ascertained, but their sons have.

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