Thursday, May 20, 2010

Bell 369382 & 369383

369382. Robert Darcy & 369383. Alice Fitzlangley {Bell}

1414-16, Robert Darcy of Essex and Herts, Escheator. (S) UKNA.

1416-17, Grantor: Robert Rikedon, of Witham, [Essex], Robert Darcy, of Maldon, [Essex], … (S) UKNA.

1/28/1420, Endorsement: Reply of Robert Darcy, Sheriff: Joan, who was the wife of Roger Swinnerton, and Henry de Chadderton, were not found in the bailiwick. The execution of the rest of the writ appears in the inquisition. He has seized into the King's hands all the lands, rents, goods and chattels contained in the inquisition. (S) UKNA.

2/1/1420, Debtor: William Perryman {Piryman} the elder … Creditor: Thomas Barnwell, Thomas Badby, and Robert Rickdon {Rykedon}, citizens and fishmongers, of London … Endorsement: The reply of Robert Darcy, Sheriff of Essex: …; he has seized all the lands and tenements, goods and chattels into the King's hands. (S) UKNA.

1420-22, Robert Darcy of Essex and Herts, Escheator. (S) UKNA.

2/19/1421, Letters patent of the King that because it was found by inquisition that [Hugh] Burnell granted his manors, lands and advowsons in Shropshire and Staffordshire to various people … Robert Darcy of Maldon … (S) UKNA.

1422, Robert Darcy, esquire, in co. Essex to John Howard, knight, William Clopton, Thomas Martell, esquire, John Koo, John Symond, and Robert Clopton: Demise of his land in Mistley, Little Bromley, and Little Bentley, late of John Cornwaleys, James Andrews, and William Lampet … (S) UKNA.

1432-43, Thomas Cobham, knt. and Elizabeth his wife, late the wife of Walter Fitz Walter, knt. v. Robert Darcy, esq. and others, feoffees, ….: Moieties of the manors of Moulton (Multon), Skirbeck, and Beausolze in Algarkirk (Algerkyrke), a third of the manor of Fleet (Flett), and lands in Essex. (S) UKNA.

10/16/1440, Robert Darcy and Henry Fylongley granted the office of Keeper of the Writs for the terms of their lives. (S) UKNA.

1447-48, Robert Darcy the elder, Esq., William Beaufitz, citizen and fishmonger of London, and Thomas Longe, clerk, to grant messuages and land in South Fambridge, Ashingdon, and Danbury to Richard Valdrian, chaplain …, retaining land in Danbury, Little Baddow, Maldon, and elsewhere. Essex. (S) UKNA.

1448, Robert died; buried in Maldon.

(S) The Visitations of Essex by Hawley, Part 1, 1878, P186.

Family notes:
• Robert Darcy and Henry Fylongley state that Robert Manfeld was given the office of Keeper of the Writs by Richard II for term of life, but surrendered it when Henry IV granted it to Robert Darcy; Henry V then granted it to John Hotoft at pleasure, and Robert Darcy was granted an annuity in compensation. Robert Darcy recovered the office at the start of the reign of Henry VI, renouncing the annuity, and on 16 October in the King's nineteenth year he and Henry Fylongley were granted it for the term of their lives. (S) UKNA.
• The genealogies of this family are highly conflicting; e.g. Alice mother of this Robert, …

Children of Robert and Alice:

i. Margaret Darcy (184691), born ~1420 in England.

ii. Thomas Darcy, born ? in England. [Heir]
3/15/1485, Thomas wrote his will: names brother Robert Darcy, uncle John Darcy. [Thomas calls his father “Robert Darcy, Knyght” – so he may not be the son of this Robert Darcy.]
Bef. 6/16/1486, Thomas died; buried at Maldon.

iii. Elizabeth Darcy, born ? in England.
Elizabeth married Sir Henry Bruyn, s/o 475296. Sir Maurice Brune & 475297. Elizabeth Radford.

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