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Thursday, May 20, 2010

Sir Christopher Moresby & Margaret de Tilliol

369396. Sir Christopher Moresby & 369397. Margaret de Tilliol    

11/12/1380, Christopher Moriceby born in Cumberland, England, s/o 738792. Christopher Moresby & 738793 Joan ?.

2/10/1382, Christopher’s grandmother died: Isabel, late the wife of Christopher de Moriceby (Moresby): Cumberland, Westmorland. (S) UKNA.

11/1390, Christopher heir to his father, age 11, received the manor of Wigginton in socage of the chapter of St. Peter’s Monastery by a service of 20s. (S) Parishes: Wigginton, A Hist. of the County of York North Riding: V2, 1923, pp. 214-216. (S) UKNA, IsPM. [Christopher heir to the manors of Moresby, Distington and Culgaith in Cumberland, and of Winderwath and Winton in Westmorland.]

11/27/1391, Grant to James de Pykeryng, ' chivaler,' by mainprise of Westminster. Thomas de Metham, ' chivaler,' of the county of York, and Peter Tylioll, ' chivaler,' of the county of Cumberland, of the keeping of all the lands in the counties of York, Cumberland and Westmoreland late of Christopher de Moryceby, 'chivaler,' tenant of the king in chief, to hold the same, with the issues thereof [for £16 yearly], from the time of Christopher's death until the lawful age of Christopher, his son and heir, together with the marriage of the said heir [for £40]. (S) CFRs.

1390-91, Christopher’s mother Joan given dower, retaining Asby Winderwath as a jointure.

11/27/1391, Roger, Lord Clifford, hereditery Sheriff of Westmorland, guaranteed Sir James Pykeryng’s ability to hand over a farm of £40 at the Exchequer for the wardship and marriage of the young Christopher Moresby.

9/30/1399, Henry IV succeeded Richard II as King of England.

1/7/1402, Writ for proof of age of Christopher [after which he obtained seisin of his inheritance]. The jurors say that Christopher is aged 21 years 6 weeks and more, because he was born at Winderwath and baptised in the free chapel there on Monday 12 Nov. 1380, … William del Legh, knight, aged 40 years and more, heard mass in that chapel on that day. … Richard Skelton, 50 and more, was at the chapel for the wedding of John Roos and Maud daughter of Richard Englissh on that day and saw the baptism. … (S) CIsPM.

2/8/1402, To William Hungate escheator in Yorkshire. Order to take the fealty of Christopher son and heir of Christopher de Moriceby knight, and to give him seisin of his father's lands. (S) CCRs.

11/23/1408, Commitment to Ralph earl of Westmoreland,—by mainprise of … and Christopher Morysby of the county of Westmoreland, esquire,— of the keeping of all the manors and lands late of Joan Deyncourt. (S) CFRs.

1410, Christopher M.P. for Cumberland.

~1410, Margaret born in Cumberland, England, d/o 738794. Sir Peter de Tilliol.

1411, Christopher M.P. for Westmorland.

3/20/1413, Henry V succeeded Henry IV as King of England.

1415, “… when Sir Christopher Moresby, sheriff of Westmoreland, …”. (S) Public buildings: The Tyne Bridge, Historical Account of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Mackenzie, 1827, P207.

1422, Christopher and others assumed control of the estates of John, Lord Clifford, during the minority of his son Thomas.

8/31/1422, Henry VI (an infant) succeeded Henry V as King of England.

2/20/1423, Order to the escheator in the county of Derby … third part of the manor of Staveley, co. Derby, … to take the fealty of William de Haryngton, knight, Christopher Moresby, esquire, … and cause them to have seisin … (S) CFRs.

1423, Christopher appointed to the Westmorland bench.

1423-24, Christopher knighted.

11/6/1424, Commitment of the county of Cumberland to Christopher Moresby, ‘chivaler,’ during pleasure, so that he answer at the Exchequer as sheriff. (S) CFRs.

1/15/1426, Order to Christopher Morysby, 'chivaler,' late sheriff, to deliver the county of Cumberland to Nicholas Radcliff, ‘chivaler,’ by indenture. (S) CFRs.

[––Christopher & Margaret––]

3/11/1427, Commission of array for the county of Westmoreland … Christopher Moresby, knight … (S) CPRs.

1428, Christopher, Sheriff of Cumberland.

11/1428, Christopher received a papal indulgence for a portable alter. [Likely associated with a pregnancy.]

9/22/1429, Because there had been no meeting of the shire court, “sheriff, Sir Christopher Moresby, took it upon himself to make out a new return for the altered date, naming More and Thomas Parr as knights of the shire”.

10/25/1429, Christopher an envoy to Scotland to negotiate a truce.

3/6/1430, Commission of array for the county of Westmoreland … Christopher Moresby, ‘chivaler,’ … (S) CPRs.

7/8/1432, Commission of pease for the county of Westmoreland … Christopher Moresby, knight … (S) CPRs

7/10/1434, Commission of array for the county of Westmoreland … Christopher Moresby, knight … (S) CPRs.

1435, Sir Christopher Moresby, a close friend and later in-law of Sir Thomas Parr.

1435, Margaret and her sister Isabel coheirs to their brother Robert.

1435, Sir Christopher attended Margaret’s brother’s IPM at Carlisle.

1435, Sir Christopher Moresby, a close friend and later in-law of Sir Thomas Parr.

1/29/1436, Commission to Christopher Moresby, knight, to assess a subsidy in the county of Cumberland. (S) CFRs.

5/2/1436, Christopher Moresby, husband of Margaret, sister and co-heir of Robert, son of Peter Tilliol. Christopher did homage for the lands. (S) UKNA.

5/2/1436, Order to the escheator in the county of Cumberland to take the fealty of John Colvell, who has taken to wife Isabel one of the sisters and hirs of Robert Tillioll the son and heir of Peter Tillioll knight, make a partition into 2 equal parts of all the lands late of the said Peter on the day of his death, which are in the king's hands by the death of Peter and by reason of the imbecility and idiocy and minority of the said Robert (who lately died a minor in the king's ward), and cause Christopher Moresby knight and Margaret his wife, the other sister and heir of Robert, and the said John and Isabel, to have full seisin of the pourparties of Margaret and Isabel respectively, as the king has taken the homage and fealty due from Christopher by reason of his having issue by Margaret, … (S) CFRs.

1436, Christopher the 2nd wealthiest land owner in Westmorland, valued at £60 yearly.

3/28/1438, Christopher an envoy to Scotland to negotiate a truce.

11/3/1438, Commitment of the county of Cumberland to Christopher Moresby, knight, during pleasure, so that he answer at the Exchequer as sheriff. (S) CFRs.

3/28/1438, Appointment of Conservators of a Truce with Scotland: Henricum Comitem Northumbriae, Johanni Duci Norffolciae, Ricardo Sarum, Henrico Northumbriae, & Radulpho Westmerlandiae, Comitibus, ac, dilectis & fidelibus suis, Johanni de Greystok, & Thomae de Dacre, Baronibus, Radulpho Gray, Johanni Bertram, Roberto Ogle, Cristofero Curwen, Cristofero Moresby, Henrico Fenwyk, & Willielmo Swynbourne, Militibus. (S) Rymer’s Foedera, V10, 1739-45.

1439, Margaret’s older sister Isabel died.

1439, Christopher witnessed a series of deeds of Thomas, lord Dacre.

1443, Christopher died.

2/20/1443, Writs of diem clausit extremum, after the death of Christopher Moresby, knight ; Cumberland and Westmoreland. (S) CFRs.

[––Margaret––]

Margaret married 2nd, Thomas Crakanthorp.

Margaret remodeled the interior of Scaleby castle, inherited from her father.

1460, Margaret died.

8/1/1460, Order to the escheator in the county of Cumberland to cause Christopher Moresby esquire, son and heir of Margaret Moresby late the wife of Thomas Crakanthorp, to have full seisin of all the lands which the said Margaret on the day of her death …, and also of the lands which she held on the day of her death in dower of the endowment of Christopher Moresby knight, sometime her husband. (S) CFRs.

(S) Hist. of Parliament, Roskell, 1993.

Child of Christopher and Margaret:

i. Christopher Moresby (184698), born ~1430 in England.


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