Sir John Windham1

     John was born in County Norfolk, England. He was the son of Sir John Windham. John married 2nd Eleanor Washbourne, daughter of Norman Washbourne and Elizabeth Knivton, in Worchestershire, England. On 6 May 1503, he was heheaded along with Sir James Tyrrell. Being engaged in the interests of the House of York, he was condemned by Henry VII for high treason. This was duirng the time of the War of the Roses.


Eleanor Washbourne b. c 1428, d. 1505


  1. [S869] Bernard Burke, A Genealogical History of the Dormant, Abeyant, Forfeited and Extinct Peerages of the British Empire, page 594 - Sir John Wyndham, Esquire of Crownthrope & Felbrigg, county Norfolk; was one of the knights in the parliament in the 38th year of Henry VI; succeed by son, Sir John Windham ...
    Sir John Windham, who was in the Battle of Stoke, anno 1487, against the Earl of Lincoln etc. & was knighted immediately after the victory. But being engaged in the interets in the House of York, he was condemned for high treason & beheaded with Sir James Tyrrell 17 Henry VII. Married 1st Margaret, daughter of John Howard, Duke of Norfolk, 2nd Eleanor, daughter of Norman Washbourne, Esquire of Washbourne, county Worchester. Eleanor was the widow of Sir Richard Scrope. He was succeeded by his son, Sir Thomas Windham of Felbrigg, ... married 1st Eleanor, daughter of Sir Richard Scrope. Thomas was a distinguished naval commander and attended King Henry VIII.