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Sir James Luttrell
b.  1426/27   d. 1461

Son of Sir John and Lady Margaret Luttrell of Dunster Castle

Children of Sir James

"Alexander, who died before 1481

Hugh, his eventual heir
(regained estates lost in 1463 when the Lancastrian party was victorious in 1485)

Jane, who married George Stewkley

A daughter or daughters unnamed"

- Sir James, like his ancestors had been, was an ardent supporter of the
House of Lancaster

- ". . .fought against the Duke of York at Wakefield at the end of Dec. 1460, and was knighted by the Duke of Somerset on the field of battle.  Seven weeks later, he again served under the victorious banner of Queen Margaret at the second battle of St. Albans, but he there received a wound of which he died on the fifth day."

- after the triumph of the House of York, within a week of his accession to the throne, Edward the Fourth ordered the sheriff and the escheator in Somerset and Dorset to seize all the possessions of. . .Sir James Luttrell (and others).

Dunster and all other properties of Sir James Luttrell were granted by the new King to Sir William Herbert (Baron Herbert) in June 1463.

from A History of Dunster, by Maxwell-Lyte  1909