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There are 10,000+ vital records available on MyHeritage for Barbara of Dunstanville, including birth records, marriage records, and death records. Vital records are historical records that are typically recorded around the actual time of the event, which means they are likely accurate. Vital records include information like the event date and place, and the person's occupation and residence. Vital records also often include information about the person's relatives. For example, birth and marriage records include names of parents and divorce records list the names of children.
First wife of John Writhe. Barbara de CASTLECOMBE, the daughter and heiress of John de CASTLECOMBE - also known as Januarius de DUNSTANVILLE - a prominent and wealthy Wiltshire family who claimed descent from Henry I through his illegitimate son Reginald de DUNSTANVILLE, Earl of Cornwall.
In Badlesmere Parish church in Kent, a brass inscription records her death: "Hic jacet Barbara, quondam uxor Johannis Wrythe, Filia et hares Joannis Castle-combe, de Ecland, in comitatu Wilts, quae obijt Die Octobris, A. Do[min]i., 1480. Cujus a[nima]e propitietur Deus." The translation of this Latin is: "Here lies Barbara, once wife of John Wrythe, daughter and heiress of John Castlecombe de Ecland, in Wiltshire, who died -- October 1480 AD. May God be pleased [lit. be appeased] by her soul."