The following is from the Calendar of Elizabeth I Patent Rolls:
"16th May 1587 Grant to Anne Copleys and Robert Bradforde of the wardship and marriage of Jasper Pecke son and heir of Nicholas Pecke with an annuity of £3 from 16 July 26 Eliz. (1584)"
I believe both Jasper's parents were alive in May 1587.Nicholas Pecke died circa 1590. Jasper was born circa 1568.
Q.1 Is it possible one or both of Jasper's parents were living at the time of this wardship in 1587? I know the law on wardship changed over time.
Q.2 What is the likely relationship between Anne Copleys and Robert Bradforde? Would they have been in the same household?
Q.3 What is the annuity of £3 all about? Was this a large sum?
Q.4 What is the significance of the two dates 16th May 1587 and 16 July (1584)
Thank you so much Peter