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Monday, May 17, 2010

Sir Baldwin de Freville & Joyce Botetourt

312340. Sir Baldwin de Freville & 312341. Joyce Botetourt   

1349, Baldwin Frevyll born in England, heir & s/o 624680. Baldwin de Freville & 624681. Ida de Clinton.

~1350, Joyce born in England, d/o 624682. John Botetourt & 624683. Joyce la Zouche.

1353, Baldwin’s “marriage” to Elizabeth Botetourt arranged.

Elizabeth died before reaching maturity. [No children.]

[––Baldwin & Joyce––]

By 1367, Baldwin Frevyle married Elizabeth’s sister Joyce.

12/1369, John Kemberley and Thomas atte Shute say on Sunday a month after the said 20 November [birth of son Baldwin] they saw Joyce the heir’s mother purified of her said boy [at the church of Northfield, Worcester]. (S) Proof of age of son Baldwin, 7/24/1390.

8/15/1372, “Power of attorney from Baldwin Frevill', knight, … to William de Beauchamp', knight, … seisin of the manors of Pynleye iuxta Coventre, Wykene, Stratford' iuxta Tamworth', Botyndon' and Haberleye in the counties of Warwick, Gloucester and Worcester, together withall other lands granted by the said Baldwin in his charter.” (S) UKNA.

1372, Sir Baldwin was with John Hastings, Earl of Pembroke, when attacked at sea by Spanish ships off the coast of La Rochelle, France. This was the first known use of fire ships by the Spanish, which destroyed multiple English ships and resulted in the capture of the Earl. (S) Sir John Froissart's Chronicles of England, France, Spain …, 1805, P151 …

10/16/1371, “Debtor: William de Peyto, John de Peyto, knight, and Henry de Etyndon. Creditor: Baldwin Frevile, the elder, knight. Amount: £200. Before whom: William de Walworth, Mayor of the Staple of Westminster.” (S) UKNA.

3/23/1375, Baldwin’s father died.

4/8/1375, Writ for IPM of Baldwin de Frevill, knight. Wilts: Yatesbury. A messuage and a carucate of land, … He died on 23 March last. Baldwin de Frevill, knight, his son, aged 25 years and more, is his heir. Warwick: Tomworth. The castle … Midelton. Two-thirds of the manor … Lee … Beaudesert, the castle and manor … [many more properties in multiple counties]. (S) CIsPM.

2/12/1376, Order to escheator in the counry of Hereford and the march of Wales adjacent, to deliver to Baldwin, son and heir of Baldwin de Frevill, ‘chivaler’, the lands late of his said father; as the king has taken his homage and fealty. (S) CFRs.

6/21/1377, Richard II, age 10, succeeded Edward III as King of England.

7/4/1377, Exemplification, at the request of Baldwin de Frivill son and heir of Baldwin de Frivill, of … upon the death of Alexander de Fryvill, at Tameworth, … he and Joan his wife held jointly, as tenants in chief, Tameworth Castle, co. Warwick, … by the service of coming to the coronation completely armed with the royal arms of the livery of the king, riding the king’s chief war-horse and challenging to combat all opponents … (S) CPRs.

7/16/1377, Sir Baldwin at the coronation of King Richard II exhibited his claim to be the King’s champion and to do service appertaining to that office by reason of his tenure of the castle of Tamworth – to ride completely armed upon a barbed horse in Westminster Hall, and there to challenge to combat with whomsoever should dare to oppose the King’s title; which service the Barons de Marmion, his ancestors, lords of that castle, had thentofore performed. (S) Fragmenta antiquitatus, Roper, 1679.

4/18/1378, Lease for 39 years by Baldwin Frevyle, knight, to Henry Balle of Tamworth, miller, of a messuage bounded by Baldwin's mesuage and his stalls, the highway and the king's ditch. Rent: 24s silver. (S) UKNA.

10/5/1383, Inspeximus by Baldwin Frevyll kt. … The initial rent is given as 20 shillings. (S) UKNA.

1383-84, “Defeasance between Thomas de Beauchamp', earl of Warrewyk' and lord of Gower, and Sir Baldwin de Frevill', defining conditions on which a bond of statute merchant in 1000 pounds from the said Baldwin to the said Earl, due next Easter, would be rendered.” (S) UKNA.

6/18/1385, Lease with warranty from Baldwin Freville, knight, to William Gylkus of Stevechale, ... a messuage ... (S) Shakespeare Archives.

1386, Special settlement. Hugh Burnell, knight, lord of Holdgate and of Weoley:[Weoley Castle in Northfield (Worcs.), , part of the inheritance of Joyce Botetourt. (S) UKNA.

12/30/1387, Baldwin, knt. of Tamworth, Middleton and Stratford; Warwickshire died. (S) Mansions … Warwickshire, Williams, 1899, P60.

1/25/1388, Writ for IPM of Baldwin Fryvell, ‘chivaler’; Hereford and the march of Wales, Warwick. (S) CFRs.

2/4/1388, IPM of Baldwin Fryvell, knight. Wilts: … He died about the feast of the Epiphany last, day not known. Baldwin Frevyll, age not known, is his son and heir. Worcester: … Beckenovere … Baldwin his son, aged 19 years and more, is his heir … Stafford: … Tamworth … Warwick: … Tamworth. The castle … by a fine … to a certain Bladwin Frevyll and Ida his wife and the heirs of their bodies, with remainder to the right heirs of the said Baldwin Frevyll. … He died on 30 December last. (S) CIsPM. [Many properties in various counties.]

[––Joyce––]

5/8/1388, Commitment to Thomas Grene, ‘chivaler,’ of the keeping of the castle of Tamworth, co. Warwick, … late of Baldwin Frevyle, knight, … until the lawful age of Baldwin, his son and heir, rendering £20 yearly. (S) CFRs.

11/11/1388, Demise from William Boule, clerk, and Henry Caytewayte, clerk, to Sir Adam Peshale and Joyce his wife of the manor of Pynleye next Coventre … which they held by the gift of Sir Baldwin Frevyll'; to hold the same for the duration of the life of the said Joyce of the chief lord of the fee; and after her death the said property to revert to the said Sir Baldwin Frevill'. (S) UKNA, DR10/485.

Joyce married 2nd Sir Adam Peshale. “Peasenhall was married to Joyce, daughter of John Lord Botetourt and widow of Baldwin de Freville.” (S) UKNA.

7/24/1390, Joyce named as Baldwin’s mother in his Proof of Age at Worcester. (S) CIsPM.

1407, Joyce heir to her niece Joyce Botetourt, wife of Lord Hugh Burnell.

10/4/1400, Joyce’s son Baldwin died.

10/19/1400, IPM of Baldwin Frevyll, knight. Surrey: Long before his death he gave by charter to … the reversion of all his lands which Joyce his mother, … held of his inheritance in dower …

10/26/1400, IPM of Baldwin Frevyll, knight. Warwick: … with remainder to Joyce, widow of Baldwin, father of Baldwin Frevill, and the right heirs of the younger Baldwin. … (S) CIsPM.

8/12/1420, Joyce died. (S) IPM, 1420-21.

(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P357.

Family notes:

·         9/20/1436, To the escheator in Warwickshire. Like order concerning lands of the heritage of the said heirs held in dower and otherwise for life by Joyce who was wife of Adam Peshale, late the wife of Baldwin Freville the father; as for a fine etc. the late king respited until a day now past the homages of Thomas Ferers and Hugh Wylughby, who took to wife (as above) sisters and heirs of Baldwin Freville son and heir of Baldwin husband of the said Joyce. (S) CCRs.

Child of Baldwin and Joyce:

i. Baldwin Freville (156170), born 11/20/1369 in the Castle of Welegh, Worcester, England. [Heir]

ii. Joyce Freville, born ? in England.

Joyce married Roger Aston of Tixall.


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