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Sunday, May 23, 2010

Lord Henry Aucher & Isabel Atte Towne

625040. Lord Henry Aucher & 625041. Isabel Atte Towne      

~1325, Henry born in England, heir & s/o 1250080. Henry Aucher & 1250081. Isabel Alard.

1/24/1327, Edward III succeeded Edward II as King of England.

By 2/9/1330, Henry’s father Henry, Gent. of Losenham in Newneden, co. Kent, died before his grandfather. (S) CPRs, 7/24/1343.

10/6/1330, A fine was made between Isabel [Henry’s mother] and Agnes, daughter of Nicholas Aucher (Henry’s paternal aunt), concerning a messuage etc. in Rovelnden. Isabel acknowledges Agnes's right, who then grants the property to Isabel for life and after her death to her son Henry. (S) Feet of Fines, Kent.

9/8/1333, at Westminster. Betw. Isabella, who was the wife of Henry Aucher of Lossenhamme, plt. and Agnes, daughter of Nicholas Aucher, deft., of 1 mess., 1 garden, 115 acr. Land, 11 acr. Wood, 30s. rent, and rent of 2 cocks, 18 hens, 80 eggs, 1 lb. and a moiety of one grain of pepper, and a moiety of cummin, with appurts., in Roluyndenn’. Right of Agnes, who, for the admission, grants to Isabella for her life. After the death of Isabella to remain to Henry her son, and to the heirs of his body, but if none, then after his death to remain to the right heirs of aforesaid Isabella. (S) Arch. Cantiana, V20, 1893, P161.

1337-1339, Henry’s grandfather died.

1337, Aucher son of Henry, pl. ... manor so Coppedhalle ... [Essex] ... ‘Henry son of Aucher puts in his claim’. (S) Feet of Fines, Essex.

1339-40, “The heire of Henry Auchere” required, for 40 shillings of land he held in Gosetrow, to find an archer to defend against invasion. (S) Coll. Topo. et Gen. 7 (1841): 120.

1343, John de Dependen pl. Henry son of Aucher and ... his wife, def. manor of High Laufare ... cons 100 marks. (S) Feet of Fines, Essex.

1346, Henry held land in the hundred of Tenterden,  half a knight’s fee with Stephen de Forsham in Maytham which William Barry had held; another quarter knight’s fee in Maytham Nichlas had held of John Malmains [presumably part of the Cassingham inheritance]; and quarter knight’s fee in Losenham which Nicholas Aucher had held of Ralph Saint Leger. (S) Archeologia Cantiana, V10, 1876, P139.

6/1349, The Plague reached Dorset, and had spread across England by the end of 1349. [England would lose about a third of its population, France about a fourth.]

Isabel died.


Henry married 2nd Elizabeth Talbot.

5/31/1361, Henry Aucher, John Cobham, kt., and others were distrained for arrears of rent. [6/31/1361, For which they paid a fine.]

1362, Henry Anger, William Echingham and others witness a charter by William Baud, kt., concerning his manor of Horsmonden, Kent. (S) CCRs.

5/19/1363, Power of attorney by Henry Chardesdene to Henry Anger, esq. of the county of Kent to receive a sum of money due to him of several persons. (S) Letter Books of London.

4/21/1366, Henry Auger is 1 of 12 jurors at Canterbury to determine the age of William, son of William Septvans, deceased. (S) Parliament Rolls, 2005.

10/15/1366, Settlement by Robert Passele of Ticehurst, Sussex, with Sir Piers Breous, kt., Henry Ang' and others ... (S) PRO AMS 4872/1.

4/1367, Inq. taken at Canterbury, Kent. Jurors, John de Northwode, knight, …  Richard atte Lese, knight, … John Barry, … Thomas Colpepir, … Henry Anger, … and Geoffrey Colpepir. (S) CIsPM.

1367, Acquittance from Sir Piers de Brewes, kt., Henry Auger and ..., to William Taillour of Rye. (S) PRO RYE/137/5.

10/14/1367, Sir Piers de Brewes, knight, Henry Auger, William Stantton clerk, William Olmestede, and Robert Covert, chaplain, made acquittance to William Taillour of Rye. (S) East Sussex, RYE/137/5.

1369, Commission  to Ralph Spigurnal, Warden of the Cinque Ports, Henry Auger, Roger Digge and others to inquire into a shipwreck, goods carried away and hidden in a house in Sandwich. (S) CPRs.

7/27/1372, Gilbert Talbot, kt. gives Elizabeth Aucher, his sister, ... a yearly rent of £10 ..., out of all his lands in Upton and Denton in Huntingdon.

By 1373, Henry, Gent. of Losenham in Newenden, co. Kent, died.


1373-74, Elizabeth, late the wife of Henry Auchier of co. Kent, conveyed lands in Waltham Holy Cross [Essex] to John Hokkele and Matthew Langrich of London; (S) TNA, E/210/1942.

11/25/1390, Elizabeth leased her dower rights to her son Henry: “Elizabeth who was wife of Henry Auchier to Henry son and heir of Henry Auchier. Indenture of lease of her estate in the manors of Lossenham, Godenne and Cassyngham and lands, rents, and services in Kent which the said Elizabeth and her husband held to them and the heirs of their bodies, the manor of Lovedale …  rendering to her and her assigns for term of her life £40 a year (S) CCRs.

Child of Henry and Isabel:

i. Henry Aucher (312520), born ~1355 in Kent, England.

ii. John Aucher, born ? in England.

John married Joan de Knelle [sister of 1st wife of brother Henry.]