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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Lord Edmund de Mortimer & Margaret de Fiennes

2498716. Lord Edmund de Mortimer & 2498717. Margaret de Fiennes

~1248, Edmund de Mortuo Mari born at Wigmore castle in Wales, s/o 4997432. Roger de Mortimer & 4997433. Matilda de Braose.

1263, Edmund placed in the Canon of Hereford to be educated.

1270, Margaret born in Normandy, France, d/o 4997434. William de Fiennes & 4997435. Blanche de Brienne.

11/16/1272, King Edward I ascended to the throne while on crusade.

8/19/1274 at Westminster abbey, Edward I crowned king of England.

1276, Edmund’s older brother Ralph died, leaving Edmund as the heir.

1280, Edmund’s father died.

11/5/1281, IPM of Roger de Mortuo Mari, the elder. Gloucester: Aure. Land, rent and fishery …  Edmund his son, aged 30 and more, is his next heir … Somerset: Odecombe. 2 parts of the manor  … Bruges Walteri. The castle, with a third part of the borough … Pembroke: Nerberd. The lordship and foreign demesne … Nerberd. The lordship … Carmarthen: St. Clare. The lordship … Maud his wife is next heir of the third part of the town which was of her inheritance … [most of these properties held of the inheritance of Maud his wife] … Kildare: [many properties and knights’ fees] … Carlow: … Kilkenny: Coyketle. 53 burgages … (S) CIsPM.

10/8/1282, For the duration of his nephew Richard FitzAlan’s minority, the castle and manor of Oswaldestre as well as the castle and honor of Arundel was assigned to Edmund. (S) Antiquities of Shropshire, Eyton, P259.

11/24/1282, Order to the sheriff of Hereford, escheator in that county, to deliver to Edmund de Mortuo Mari, son and heir of Roger de Mortuo Mari, the lands late of his said father, he having done homage. (S) CFRs. [Writ also sent to Wilts.]

12/1282, Llewelyn ap Gruffydd defeated at the battle of Radnor in eastern Wales. Edmund Mortimer, Roger Mortimer, Hugo le Strante and Grufudd ap Gwenwynwyn approached Llywelyn, at the front of his army, on a promise of doing homage. The two forces immediately engaged. Near dusk, Llywelyn was surrounded and killed. [Edmund carried the head of Llywelyn to King Edward at Rhuddlan castle.] (S) Find a Keyper, Powell, 2011, P98.

~1283, Iseult de Mortimer married to Walter de Balun; Edmund de Mortimer giving her and Walter the manor of Arley. (S) FMG.

6/28/1283, Edmund de Mortimer summoned to Shrewsbury by writ from Rhuddlan to the king to hold a colloquium to ordain what should be done with David, brother of Llewellyn, formerly prince of Wales. (S) The Titular Barony of Clavering, 1891, P16.

12/1283, Edmund de Mortuo Mari one of the sureties of Geoffrey de Geneville and Matilda, his wife, and Peter their eldest son for a debt of £1200 to William de Valencia. (S) CCRs.

[–––Edmund & Margaret––]

9/1284, Edmund married Margaret.

9/8/1285, Walter de Balun leased the manor of Much Marcle to Edmund. Walter was his brother-in-law, 1st husband of Isolda.

1287, Indenture between Edmund de Mortimer and Peter de Mauley for service against Rhys ap Maredudd – lists the values of the horses in Peter’s retinue, has a provision that Mortimer was to compensate Peter for any mounts lost during his service. (S) English Aristocracy at War, Simpkin, 2008, P117.

5/12/1288, Commission of oyer and terminer … to enquire by the oath of the good men of the king's land of Cardigan, of Edmund de Mortuo Mari's (2498716) land of Melenith and Warthreygnon, of Matilda de Mortuo Mari's (4997433) land of Radenore and Elneyluthmenith, of Ralph de Tony's (2498734) land of Elnoylismenith, of John son of Reginald's land of Blenleveny, of Peter de Geynvill (2498718) and Theobald de Verdun's (4997380) land of Ewyas and Cantrebohan, touching the homicides, arsons, robberies and other felonies committed against the men of Buelt by Humphrey de Bohun (11819896), earl of Hereford and Essex's men of Brechon. (S) CPRs.

1/18/1290, Edmund a witness when a trial was held concerning Gilbert de Clare’s attack on Humphrey de Bohun. (S) Knights of Edward I, V3, P207.

2/6/1292, Edmund de Mortuo Mari granted a market and fair at Llanyre, Wales. (S) Gaz. of Markets and Fairs in England and Wales to 1516.

8/1/1295, Edmund summoned to Parliament.

11/8/1295, Order to Gilbert de Clare (4997382), earl of Gloucester and Hertford, to take into the king's hand all lands and goods of all alien religious of the power of the king of France in his liberty of Glamorgan … the like to … Roger le Bygod, earl of Norfolk and marshal of England, H. de Bohun (11819896), earl of Hereford and Essex, R. (11819888) earl of Arundel, J. de Hastinges (5910050), Edmund de Mortuo Mari (2498716), … William de Brehus (11820322), W. de Valencia (11820102), earl of Pembroke, and John Giffard (11820106), within their liberties and lands in the parts of the march. (S) CFRs.

6/1297, Edmund the heir of his younger brother William.

7/1297, Edmund granted a market at Cefnllys, Wales. (S) Gaz. of Markets and Fairs in England and Wales to 1516.

7/7/1297, Edmund summoned to serve overseas.

8/12/1297, Licence for Edmund de Mortuo Mari … Hugh le Poer … to regrant these to Emund and Margaret his wife … (S) CPRs.

9/1297 at Rochester, Edmund attended a meeting of knights to prepare coastal defenses.

2/12/1301 at Lincoln, Edmund’s seal was recorded. His seal was placed on the famous letter sent to the Pope about the King’s right to Scotland. (S) Catalogue of Seals in the Department of Manuscripts, 1894, P282.

By 3/1301, Edmund’s mother died.

3/23/1301, IPM of Maud de Mortuo Mari. Wales: Radenoure. The castle and borough … Hereford: Kingeslone. The manor, … Edmund de Mortuo Mari her son, aged 40 and more, is her next heir. Gloucester: … Worcester: … Berks: … Buckingham: … Somerset: … (S) CIsPM.

4/19/1301, Order to the barons of the Exchequer to discharge the executors of the will of Maud de Mortuo Mari from her debts and to cause enrolment to be made to Edmund de Mortuo Mari, her son and heir, of the terms before granted to Maud for payment thereof, to wit, £40 a year. (S) CFRs.

5/10/1301, Order to the escheator on this side Trent to deliver to Edmund de Mortuo Mari, son and heir of Maud de Mortuo Mari of the county of Hereford, tenant in chief, the lands late of his said mother, he having done homage. (S) CFRs.

1302, Theobald de Verdun held the castle of Donmask for Edmund in fee simple for their to-be-married children.

6/5/1303, Writ to the escheator to enquire what lands Roger, father of Edmund de Mortuo Mari, and Maud his mother held. Hereford: Wygemore. The castle and manor … (S) CIsPM.

7/17/1304, Edmund, 1st Lord Mortimer, killed in battle in Wales.

7/25/1304, Writ for IPM of Edmund de Mortuo Mari. Buckingham: Crendon. A third part of the manor … Roger his son, aged 18 at the feast of the Invention of the Holy Cross in the year abovesaid, is his next heir. Berks and Southampton: Stratfeld Mortimer. The manor … Berks: Neubery. A plot of land, and parts of 2 water-mills and a tanning mill, … Southampton: Stratfeld Say. A virgate of land held with Margaret his wife, … The whole of the aforesaid manor of Stratfeld …  was assigned to Geoffrey de Genevill (4997436) and Maud his wife to the value of £42 yearly … Wordy by Winchester. A third part of the manor …  assigned to the abovesaid Geoffrey and Maud to the value of £18 yearly. Somerset: Odecombe. £6 rent issuing from 2 parts of the manor … were of Maud de Mortuo Mari, mother of the said Edmund, … Bridgewater. The castle with a third part of the town … , including rents of burgesses, and of shops and stalls, a water-mill and a horse-mill, and 6s. 1d. and 3 capons rent from cottars at Milverton, held jointly with Margaret his wife … Gloucester: … Hereford: … Radenore. The castle and town … a market every Tuesday, a fair on St. Luke’s day, pleas &c. of the great court, rents from the townships of Old Radenore, Kynardton, Saltforde, Badelonde, Gliditon, and Emynghop, and from free tenants … Prestheinede. The township … including a market every Saturday, and fairs … Salop: Akhull. The hamlet … Wygemore. The castle and town with the hamlets of [5] … Wales:  Raydor. The site of the ancient castle and the town and the commote of Warthreynnon … Keventhlis. The castle and town … [other counties] … (S) CIsPM. [Margaret received her dower lands, and 34 knights’ fees, with Radnor and Knoklas Castles.]

[–––Margaret––]

9/25/1304, Letters for Margaret, late the wife of Edmund de Mortuo mari, staying in England, … (S) CPRs.

6/19/1305, Order to deliver to Margaret, late the wife of Edmund de Mortou Mari, tenant in chief, … the following knights’ fees … a third of Sutho, co. Huntingdon, which Oliver la Zusche holds, … (S) CCRs.

7/14/1306 at Kingsland, Herefordshire, Margaret, late the wife of Edmund de Mortuo Mari,  granted a weekly market and yearly fair. (S) Gaz. of Markets and Fairs in England and Wales to 1516.

7/7/1307, Edward II became king on the death of his father.

4/27/1314, Licence for Margaret de Mortuo Mari to demise the manor of Worthy, … (S) CPRs.

4/28/1315, Licence … for Roger de Mortuo Mari of Wyggemore to grant 100 librates of rent in Norton … co. Worcester, … to John son of Edmund de Mortuo Mari, … with remainder failing such issue, to Margaret late the wife of Edmund de Mortuo Mari, for her life, … (S) CPRs.

6/10/1320, Order not to molest Peter de Grandisono and Blanche his wife by reason of their acquisition of the manor of Much Marcle, co. Hereford, held in chief, of Margaret de Mortuo Mari, … (S) CFRs.

2/14/1322, Writ of aid for ... to raise 200 footmen … with mandate to Margaret, latte the wife of Edmund de Mortuo Mari, … to deliver the men without delay. (S) CPRs.

1322, Margaret de Mortimer makes two separate requests for the restoration of parts of her dower estates. She asks for the return of the manor and castle of Knucklas and the manor of Pilleth, now held by the Earl of Kent, and the land of Ceri, held by the Earl of Arundel. (S) UKNA.

1322-25, Margaret “Mortemer” requests … restitution of the castle and manor of Bridgwater …. Mortemer was jointly enfeoffed with her husband of the castle and manor of Bridgwater and held it following her husband's death until Roger de Mortimer [son of Edmund de Mortimer] surrendered it to the will of the king and she was ousted. (S) UKNA.

1/3/1326, Appointment … where Margaret, lady Mortuo Mari of Wygemor, mother of Roger de Mortuo Mari of Wygemor, the king’s rebel, … she was accustomed … to hold meetings of suspected persons, for which reason the king has commanded her to be removed from Worcester to the abbey of Elnestowe by Bedford ; … (S) CPRs.

2/1/1327 at Westminster, Edward III, age 14, crowned king of England.

2/7/1334, Margaret died in the diocese of Lincoln.

[––Post Mortem––]

2/21/1334, Order to John de Peyto the younger, escheator in the counties of Hereford, Gloucester, Worcester, Salop and Stafford, and the march of Wales adjacent, to take into the king's hand the lands which Margaret late the wife of Edmund de Mortuo Mari the elder, deceased, held in her demesne as of fee in chief and in dower of the inheritance of Edmund de Mortuo Mari the younger, tenant in chief, a minor in the king's ward, and to make inquisition. (S) CFRs.

2/27/1334, Commitment during pleasure to the king's yeoman, Hugh Tyrel, of the keepmg of the manors of Knyghteton and Presthemde, which Margaret (2498717) late the wife of Edmund de Mortuo Mari the elder, deceased, held for life of the inheritance of the heir of Edmund de Mortuo Mari the younger (30421176, gs), tenant in chief, a minor in the king's ward. (S) CFRs.

(S) QI, Weir, P340. (S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P592.

Family notes:

·         Edmund rebuilt the castle at Cefnllys, Wales.

Children of Edmund and Margaret:

i. Matilda de Mortimer (5910379), born 1286 in Wales.

ii. Roger de Mortimer (1249358), born 5/3/1287 in England.

iii. Eleanor de Mortimer, born ? in England.

13/3/1307, To William son of Philip de Kima, and Eleanor, daughter of Margaret, relict of Edmund de Mortuo Mari, knight, widow, of the diocese of Lincoln. Dispensation to continue in the marriage they have contracted, but not consummated, notwithstanding that they are related in the 4th degree of kindred. (S) Cal. of Ppal Reg.’s, V2, 1895, f.7.


Baron Thomas de Berkeley & Joan de Ferrers

2498708. Baron Thomas de Berkeley & 2498709. Joan de Ferrers

1251, Thomas de Berkelegh born in England, heir & s/o 4997416. Maurice de Berkeley & 4997417. Isabel de Dover.

~1252, Joan born in England, d/o 9994752. William de Ferrers & 9994753. Margaret de Quincy.

[Undated] Thomas educated at the Abbot and Prior of St. Augustine’s, and the Master of St. Catharine’s Hospital.

1260-62, Robert de Ferrers (23639700), son and heir of William de Ferrers, late earl of Derby, and Joan de Ferrers, his sister. Robert has granted to Joan and her issue the manor of Caston (Leics.), to hold at a rent of [100 gold threads]. (S) UKNA.

8/4/1265, Thomas fought at the battle of Evesham with Lord Edward. Lord Edward (I) defeated Montfort’s army at the battle of Evesham, ending the Baron’s Revolt and freeing his father, who was wounded. Montfort and 2 of his sons were killed. [Queen Eleanor had sent archers from her mother’s county of Ponthieu in France.]

6/21/1266, Thomas with Prince Edward at the siege of Kenilworth.

6/21/1266, The siege of Kenilworth in Gloucester, ongoing, became the largest siege in the history of England. A garrison of over a thousand surrendered 12/13/1266.

1266, Thomas granted 30 marks for the loss of his horse at Kenilworth.

[––Thomas & Joan––]

1267, Thomas married Joan. Joan brought a dower of the manor and advowson of Corton, Leicester [conveyed by her brother Robert], and the manor of Eynesbury, Huntingdon [given by her grandfather Roger de Quincey in fee simple before her marriage.]

6/1268, With England essentially at peace, Prince Edward decided to join his uncle by marriage, King Louis, on the 8th crusade. [Louis promised Edward 30,000 marks for his participation.] Thomas also took the crusaders vow, along with many others.

8/19/1270 from Dover, Prince Edward and wife Eleanor, brother Edmund, and Henry of Almain, left on the 8th crusade.

11/10/1270, Edward arrived in Tunis to find that King Louis had died, the crusader forces had been decimated by disease, and King Charles of Sicliy, his uncle by marriage, had already arranged a peace treaty with the emir of Tunis.

1270, Prince Edward, retreated back to Sicily.

By 5/1271, Edward moved his forces to Acre; waiting for support to arrive [which never came.]

9/1172, Prince Edward, leaving soldiers to defend Acre, began his journey home.

11/16/1272, Edward I succeeded Henry III as King of England.

8/19/1274 at Westminster abbey, Edward I crowned king of England.

1275-6, “Thomas de Berkele owes £20 for hunting offences, pardoned.” (S) UKNA.

1277, Thomas and Joan recovered the advowson of Coston, Leicestershire.

1277, Thomas served with his father in the 1st expedition against Llywelyn, Prince of Wales.

6/1277, King Edward was in Chester where he cleared a road through a dense forest, and started construction on the castles of Flint and Rhuddlan. King Edward made forays into the Welsh lands of Llywelyn ap Gruffydd, prince of Wales, capturing Snowdonia and the isle of Anglesey.

1279, Thomas’ older brother Maurice killed at a joust at Kenilworth; Thomas becoming the heir.

4/4/1281, Thomas’ father died. Thomas’ inherited lands valued at £800 yearly.

4/18/1281, Order to Ralph de Sandwyco, the king's steward, to deliver to Thomas de Berkele, son and heir of Maurice de Berkele, tenant in chief, the lands late of his said father, he having done homage. (S) CFRs. [Thomas, age 30, took livery of his lands.]

1282, Thomas licenced to dig lead mines on his properties.

1282, Thomas served in the King’s expedition into South Wales with the Earl of Gloucester.

12/1282, King Edward defeated Llewelyn ap Gruffydd at the battle of Radnor in eastern Wales. Edward received the head of Llywelyn at Rhuddlan castle.

9/28/1283, Thomas summoned to Shrewsbury by writ from Rhuddlan to the king to hold a colloquium to ordain what should be done with David, brother of Llewellyn, formerly prince of Wales. (S) The Titular Barony of Clavering, 1891, P16.

12/1283, Thomas pardoned payment of 100 marks relief for his good service.

1284, Thomas under constraint orders of the Bishop of Worcester.

1284, Thomas bought the marriage of his daughter Margaret to Thomas fitz Maurice of Ireland.

12/30/1284, Order to the same to cause enrolment to be made pursuant to the king's pardon to Thomas de Berkeleye of 200 marks of the 700 marks wherein he is held to the king for Thomas son of Maurice of Ireland who made fine in that sum for his marriage. (S) CFRs.

1287, Thomas recorded as having 2 fairs at Berkeley. (S) Gaz. of Markets and Fairs in England and Wales to 1516.

1287, Before Justices at Gloucester. Various Liberties and Franchises confirmed and adjudged to Thomas de Berkeley, for the Attorney for the King admits that the said Thomas held by Barony. (S) Journals of the House of Lords, V60, 1828, P493.

10/1289, Thomas went abroad with Roger Bigod, earl of Norfolk.

4/3/1290, “Amicia widow of Odo le Ercedekene and Sir Thomas de Berkeley … Whereas Lady Joan de Berkeley enfeoffed William de Berkeley, her son … and Sir William died without issue, and Thomas succeeded as next heir of Joan …” (S) UKNA.

1290, Thomas took ill and was sent to Canonbury, a grange of the Abbot of St. Augustine’s , Canterbury until he recovered.

1291-92, Thomas 1 of 24 auditors chosen by the king for the Great Cause.

6/1291, Thomas at Holywell and Norham to decide whether English or Scot law should be used to try the case concerning primogeniture of the Scottish crown.

11/3/1292, Thomas, on the commission into claims to the Scottish crown, gave and individual opinion on the case.

1292, Thomas purchased the small manor of Bradley within the lordship manor of Wotton.

5/13/1294, Roger le Bygod, earl of Norfolk and marshal of England ... Witnesses: ..., Sir Thomas de Berkele, Sir Maurice de Berkele his son, Sir John Bluet, knights, ... (S) UKNA.

1294-5, Son Maurice accompanied his father Thomas, Lord Berkeley, in the expedition into Wales. Thomas as a knight banneret with 4 other knights in the retinue of the Earl of Norfolk.

6/24/1295, “Thomas de Berkelegh” summoned to parliament by writ.

3/30/1296, Thomas and his son Maurice participated in the siege of Berwick. King Edward captured Berwick-upon-Tweed, an important Scottish port of northeast England, sacked the town and massacred thousands of its inhabitants. Thomas had in his retinue 1 other knight and 6 men-at-arms.

1296, Thomas an ambassador to France.

7/1297 at Westminster, Thomas present to hear the king’s speech and pledge loyalty to the king’s son. [2 earls refused to sail to Flanders with the king, one being Roger Bigod, earl of Norfolk.]

7/2/1297, Thomas indentured with Aymer de Valence for the Flanders campaign. Thomas to be paid 4s a day, his 4 knights 2s a day, and each of 19 men-at-arms 1s a day. Thomas also supplied 24 horses for his retinue. There was also a supplement of 100 marks if the travel was overseas. In this agreement a provision was made for Thomas’ son Maurice to head his own retinue of 2 knights and 8 men-at-arms, 60 marks for Thomas, and 40 for Maurice. [The indenture was for all service, and included £50 annually for robes and meals in Valence’s household.]

8/12/1297, Thomas sailed to Flanders as Constable of the Army, in place of the Earl of Hereford.

11/1297, The king pardoned Thomas of a 500 mark fine.

1299, Thomas purchased the manor of Henry de Middleton at Portbury.

5/1298, Thomas indentured with his son Maurice, both as bannerets, for the Scotland campaign.

7/22/1298, Thomas (and his son) fought at the battle of Falkirk. King Edward defeated Sir William Wallace at the battle of Falkirk, Scotland. The Scots defensive position was strong, but based on spearmen with support of some cavalry and archers. Edward’s armored knights were repulsed by the amassed spear points. Edward brought up his Welsh longbowmen. They cut gaps into the Scottish ranks through which the mounted English knights could charge. The Scots were routed, but Wallace escaped. Thomas had 3 knights and 6 men-at-arms.

1299, Thomas bought all the lands of Henry de Middleton, lord of a part of the manor of Portbury, for 240 marks.

12/25/1299, Thomas spent Christmas with Amyer de Valence at Goodrich castle.

4/1/1300, … ordered … to cause all and singular of … knights, esquires or others having £40 yearly of land … to provide themselves with horses and arms … be with the king at Carlisle at Midsummer next, ready to set out with him at his wages against the Scots … Gloucester, with Thomas de Berkeleye. (S) CCRs.

1300, Thomas at the siege of Caerlaverock castle with 6 knights and 7 men-at-arms.

2/12/1301, Thomas joined in the baron’s letter to the Pope.

1301, Thomas made a deed settling his estate in case he died in the upcoming battles, included giving 5 marks to each of 5 poor scholars. Thomas settled about half of his estate on his son Maurice. Maurice received the Somerset manor of Portbury, and around half the lordship, in return for a rent of £120. Maurice was also obligated to pay annuities of £54 to his brothers and sister, and other financial burdens on the estate such as rents to chantries. Maurice, set up at Portbury, now administered a large part of the estate.

1303, Thomas and his son Maurice with the King in Scotland.

By 12/1303, Thomas had returned to England.

1303, Thomas purchased the manor of Frampton on Severn, which he then leased at a rent of £14 13s. 4d.

1306, The king pardoned Thomas of a 1000 mark fine in return for service of 6 men-at-arms led by one of his sons at Thomas’ expense.

6/28/1307, Protection with clause volumus, until All Saints, for John de Berkele, going to Rome with Thomas de Berkele on the king's service. By testimony of the said Thomas. (S) CPRs. [Thomas an ambassador to Pope Clement V.]

7/7/1307, Edward II succeeded Edward I as King of England.

1/25/1308 in Boulogne, France, Prince Edward married Isabella. Thomas accompanied the king on this trip.

2/25/1308, Thomas attended the coronation of King Edward II.

3/19/1309, Joan died; buried at St. Augustine’s, Bristol. Thomas gave the poor bondsmen tenants 10 quarters of wheat and beans to pray for her. [It is said Joan never traveled far from their homes in Gloucester and Somerset.]

[––Thomas––]

8/25/1311, Order to allow Reginald Russel and Margaret his wife … the king has granted them these terms at the request of Thomas de Berkele. (S) CCRs.

12/25/1312, Commitment to Thomas de Berkele of the manor of King Stanleye. (S) CFRs.

6/24/1314, Thomas taken prisoner at the battle of Bannockburn, a victory for the Scots. Unusual in that it lasted for 2 days. The Scots, commanded by Robert Bruce, were laying siege to Stirling castle, held by the English. With Edward II were Aymer de Valence (in who’s retinue Thomas served), earl of Pembroke, and the earls of Hereford and Gloucester. It was the largest loss of English knights in a single day. Thomas released after paying a ransom of £2413s.4d. [Thomas’ son Thomas was captured, but sent home to arrange the ransom for his father; who would take 3 years to redeem all his knights and squires.]

9/18/1315, IPM of Robert son of Payn. Gloucester: Frompton on Severn, the manor … held by the said Robert and Isabel his wife, of Sir Thomas de Berkele by service of 22 marks yearly. (S) CIsPM.

1316, Thomas witnessed a charter of Amyer de Valence in London.

7/19/1316, Siege engines were set up to attack the castle of Bristol where riots had taken place. Thomas served with Amyer during the siege, which lasted about a week.

4/24/1318, Thomas de Berkeley, lord of Berkeley, and Maurice de Berkeley, son of Maurice, his [Thomas's] son …” (S) UKNA.

6/12/1318, “Thomas de Berkeley, lord of Berkeley; and Thomas de Berkeley, his son, and Isabel his [the son's] wife … Witnesses: Maurice, the grantor’s son, …” (S) UKNA.

4/13/1321, To Thomas de Berkele. Order to cause the king's peace to be maintained inviolably in the aforesaid land of Breghenok, … (S) CCRs.

7/23/1321, Thomas died, his lands valued at £975 yearly.

1322, IPM at Portbury. “He held (inter alia) on the Day of his Death the Castle of Berkeley, and other Lands and Tenemants, in the Co. of Gloucester, of the Lord the King in Capite per Baroniam, doing the Service of 3 Knights fees.’ (S) Journals of the House of Lords, V60, 1828, P494.     

(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P69. (S) Berkeley Manuscripts: Abstracts and Extracts, Fosbroke, 1821. (S) Roll of Arms of Caerlaverock, Wright, 1908, P24. (S) PhD Thesis of Harvey, 1989, Univ. of St. Andrews.

Family notes:

·         Thomas’ son Maurice would pay Sir John Veel £100 to travel to the Holy Lands to absolve Thomas’ vow.

·         Thomas kept an open house each Christmas for all visitors.

·         During Lent Thomas went to Arlingham where he had a fisherman. Thomas spent £30 annually for fish.

Children of Thomas and Joan:

i. Margaret de Berkeley, born ? in England.

Margaret married Thomas fitz Maurice of Ireland. [Mother of the first Earl of Desmond & Reginald Russell.]

ii. Maurice de Berkeley (1249354), born 1277 in England.

iii. Thomas de Berkeley, born ? in England.

Thomas married Margery, heiress & d/o Sir Robert de Bray of Wollaston (Northants.) [1 daughter, Katherine, inherited Wollaston.]

By 1301, Thomas granted Coston (Leics.) and Eynesbury (Hunts.) [Witnessed by his uncle Sir Robert de Berkeley, d.1300-01.]

Thomas married 2nd Isabel, heiress & d/o Sir John Hamelyn of Wymondham (Leics.) [1 son, John, inherited Coston, Eynesbury, Wymondham, and lands in Gloucestershire.]

Aft. 1310, Thomas granted the manor of Wick in Arlingham, a holding at Hartpury, and a rent of 10m from the Arlingham fisheries (Glos.).

1346, Thomas died. [Ancestor of the Berkeleys of Wymondham.]

iv. John de Berkeley, born ? in England.

John married Hawise, heiress & d/o Thomas de Timworth of Bratton Clovelly (Devon).

Bef. 1301, John granted an annuity of £20, a small manor at Bradley (in Wotton), and other new small holdings around the hundred.

By 9/1317, John and Hawise died without issue.

v. James de Berkeley, born ? in England.

12/5/1326, James became the Bishop of Exeter.

6/24/1327, James died.

vi. Isabel de Berkeley, born ? in England.

Isabel became a nun.


Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Lord Roger de Clifford & Lady Isabel de Vipont

2498704. Lord Roger de Clifford & 2498705. Lady Isabel de Vipont

1242, Roger born in Herefordshire, England, heir & s/o 4997408. Roger de Clifford & 4997409. Maud ?.

1252, Isabel Vieuxpont born in England, eldest d/o 4997410. Robert de Vipont & 4997411. Isabel Fitz John.

1259, Marcher lords Roger de Clifford, Hamo Lestrange and John de Vaux were members of Lord Edward’s entourage [the “bachelors of England” including Henry of Almain, John de Warren and Roger de Leyburn], and distrusted and disliked by the Queen, when Edward made an agreement with Simon de Montfort pledging to the furtherance of reform. (S) Eleanor of Provence, Howell, 2001, P163.

1260-62, For about 2 years Lord Edward [future King Edward I] took a group of knights touring tournaments in Europe including: John of Brittany, Henry of Almain, 2 sons of Simon de Montfort, Roger de Clifford, James Audeley, Hamo Lestrange, and William Bassingbourn. (S) The Tournament in England, 1100-1400, Barker, P115.

1263, Roger joined the barons in revolt under Simon de Montfort [mostly young barons]. Roger de Clifford and Roger de Leybourne ravaged the Welsh marches and took Hereford and Bristol [for which they were excommunicated.]

9/18/1263, Pardon to Roger de Clifford, Roger de Leyburn, John de Vallibus, Hamo Lestrange, John Giffard and Ralph Basset of Dreyton of all trespasses … reason of non-observance of the Provisions of Oxford … (S) CPRs.

8/8/1265, Commitment … to Roger de Clifford of the justiceship of the forest on this side Trent; with mandate to foresters and others to be intendant to him. Grant to the said Roger of the wardship of the lands falling to Isabel, first-born daughter and one of the heirs of Robert de Veteri Ponte, tenant in chief, with her marriage. (S) CPRs.

9/24/1265, Mandate to Bertha de Furnivall to cause the younger daughter [Isabel] and one of the heirs of Robert de Veteri Ponte, whom she has in her keeping to come without delay to the king by John de Vallibus, the bearer of these presents, and some of Bertha's men. (S) CPRs.

[––Roger and Isabel––]

Roger married Isabel.

6/15/1269, “Isabel, wife of Roger son and heir of Roger de Clifford, and eldest daughter and one of the heirs of Robert de Veteri Ponte (Vieuxpont): Herefordshire.” (S) UKNA. [Acquiring Appleby castle.]

1270, “Plea roll of Wiltshire forest eyre 1270, before Roger de Clifford, …” (S) UKNA.

7/18/1270, Roger de Clifford named his son Roger as his attorney as he was leaving on crusade. (S) CPRs.

8/1/1270, Order to Roger de Clifford’ senior to deliver custody of the forest this side of the Trent to the same Roger his son. (S) FRsHIII.

1271, Roger, joined by Maurice de Berkeley (4997416), led a ‘rebellion’ against King Henry III.

9/30/1271, Half a mark fine for old waste in the wood of Bolenhull. (S) Staffordshire Forest Pleas, V5, Pt1, 1884.

10/11/1271, Order to Roger de Clifford junior, justice of the king’s forest this side of Trent.

1272, “Plea roll of Shropshire forest eyre 1271, before Roger de Clifford …” (S) UKNA.

9/2/1272, Order, …, to Roger de Clifford justice of the king’s forest this side of the Trent … . (S) FRsHIII.

11/16/1272, Edward I succeeded Henry III as King of England.

1273, Thomas Corbet  had a precept from Roger de Clyfford, junior, Justice of the Forest, to take a doe in the said Bailiwick, and his greyhounds had took a fecon against his will. Thomas sent the venison to Roger de Clyfford. (S) Staffordshire Forest Pleas, V5, Pt1, 1884.

7/20/1273, Order to Roger de Clifford, justice of the forest on this side Trent … (S) CFRs.

8/19/1274 at Westminster abbey, Edward I crowned king of England.

9/23/1274, Order to all foresters and other ministers of the king's forests to be intendant to Roger de Clifford the elder, to whom the king has committed during pleasure the office of justice of the said forests. Order to Roger de Clifford the younger to deliver the office to Roger the elder. (S) CFRs.

11/2/1274, To Roger de Clyfford, justice of the Forest this side Trent. Order to permit Queen Eleanor, the king's mother, and her men of co. Northampton to have free cheminage by the public and common ways. (S) CCRs.

9/11/1275, Simple protection, for the burgesses of Appelby, … between them and Roger de Clifford the younger and Isabella his wife and Roger de Leyburn and Idonia his wife. (S) CPRs.

7/25/1276, Protection with clause volumus, until Michaelmas, for Roger de Clifford, the younger. (S) CPRs. [Roger’s father is also listed. Likey going to Gascony where King Edward had taken new lands.]

2/2/1277, Protection with clause volumus … going to Wales on the king’s service … Peter de Monti Forti, Payn de Cadurcis, Roger Lestrange, Roger de Clifford the younger, … (S) CPRs.

6/1277, King Edward was in Chester where he cleared a road through a dense forest, and started construction on the castles of Flint and Rhuddlan. King Edward made forays into the Welsh lands of Llywelyn ap Gruffydd, prince of Wales, capturing Snowdonia and the isle of Anglesey.

1277, Roger had a quota of 1½ knights fees in recognized quotas in right of his wife.

1280, “Plea roll of Worcestershire forest eyre 1280, before Roger de Clifford.” (S) UKNA.

9/10/1280, Order to cause Roger de Clyfford to have 10 live bucks and 30 live does in the forest of Engelwod in order to stock his parks therewith, of the king's gift. (S) CCRs.

1281, “… Roger de Clifford, justice of the forest; …” (S) UKNA.

6/5/1281, Commission to Geoffrey de Nevill, … to make a perambulation of the bounds … between the land of John de Britannia, earl of Richmond in Richmond, in the county of York and the land of Roger de Clifford and Isabella his wife, Roger de Leiburn and Idonai his wife in Brough, co. Westmoreland, … (S) CPRs.

8/16/1282, To Roger de Clyfford. Notification that the king has given to him power to receive the attorneys whom Alexander de Balliolo will appoint before him in the suit before the king's justices at Westminster. (S) CCRs.

11/6/1282, Roger drowned while crossing a bridge of boats near the Menai Straits in Wales near Bangor. [Died before his father.]

11/12/1282, IPM of Roger de Clyfford the younger. Rutland: Esenden. The manor, held of the inheritance of Isabel his wife … He had a son of Isabel his wife, named Robert, aged 8. Bedford: Eyworth. A messuage and garden … Robert his firstborn son, aged 7, is his next heir … Buckingham: Boclonde. A moiety of a messuage and garden … Lincoln: … York: Maltheby. The manor … Westmoreland: Bruham. The manor … (S) CIsPM.

[––Isabel––]

1282, “Isabel de Clifford, widow of Roger de Clifford; … to establish their rights to lands or dowers …” (S) UKNA.

12/12/1282, Writ for IPM of Roger de Clyfford the younger. Rutland: Esenden. The manor, held of the inheritance of Isabel his wife … by service of 1 knight's fee. He had a son of Isabel his wife, named Robert, aged 8. Bedford: Eyworth. A messuage and garden, 100a. arable … Robert his firstborn son, aged 7, is his next heir. Buckingham: Boclonde. A moiety of a messuage and garden, 110a. arable … Lincoln: Morton … all held, of the inheritance of Isabel his wife … York: Maltheby. The manor … held by the said Roger and Sir Roger de Layburne of the castle of Tyckeil for 1 knight's service when scutage runs, and this by reason of their wives who were daughters and heirs of Sir Robert de Veteri Ponte; and there pertain to the manor 6½ knights' fees each … Westmorland: Bruham. The manor … Heir as above, aged 9 at Easter, 11 Edw. I. … (S) CIsPM. [A total of £253 10s. 11¼d. (S) Records Relating to North Westmorland, Kendal, 1932, St. Ninian, Brougham.]

1282, Isabel became the 1st female “hereditary Sheriff of Westmorland”, sitting in person in her castle of Appleby with the judges. (S) Monthly Magazine and British Register, V48, P5.

2/4/1283, Order to the escheator beyond Trent to deliver to Isabel, late the wife of Roger de Clifford the younger, daughter and one of the heirs of Robert de Veteri Ponte, tenant in chief, the lands which her husband and she held in chief and in their demesne as of fee of her inheritance on the day of his death … (S) CFRs.

1283, “Bartholomew de Castello … manor of Buckland and which, upon Clifford's death, the sheriff seized and detained, and which Isabella and her bailiffs now waste … Isabella [de Clifford], widow of Roger de Clifford.” (S) UKNA.

1/28/1284, Simple protection, for 1 year, for Isabel late the wife of Roger de Clifford the younger. (S) CPRs.

1287-8, “…  Isabel late the wife of Roger de Clifford the younger, …” (S) UKNA.

9/22/1290, Licence for the alienation in mortmain by Isabella, late the wife of Roger de Clifford the younger, to the abbot and convent of Heppe of the advowson of the church of Warchecopp. (S) CPRs.

5/14/1292, Isabella died. “John of St John's and Thomas Peynel Executors of the will of lady Isabel de Clifford.”

[––Post Mortem––]

5/20/1292, IPM of Isabel de Clifford, one of the daughters and heirs of Robert de Verteripont. Westmoreland: Appelby. The castle … Burgh under Staynmore. The manor … Kyrkeby Stephan. The manor … Robert de Clyfford her son, aged 18 at Easter last, is her next heir. York: Malteby. The manor … (S) CIsPM.

1/10/1292, “…  the court of Brough under Stainmore is in the King's hand because of the wardship of the heir of Lady Clifford … [Isabel de Clifford], Lady Clifford.” (S) UKNA.

(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P215.

Child of Roger and Isabel:

i. Robert de Clifford (1249352), born 9/29/1276 in England.


Lord Hugh Wake

2498702. Lord Hugh Wake

By 1281, Hugh born in England, s/o 4997404. Baldwin Wake & 4997405. Hawise de Quincy.

2/4/1282, Hugh’s father died, his older brother John the heir.

1291, John Wake, son and heir of Sir Baldwin Wake, gave his brother Hugh Wake his manor of Winterborne Stoke, Wiltshire. (S) The Ancestor, 1902, P112.

1306, Hugh Wake and William Lilborne, knights of the shire for Wiltshire, in parliament. (S) Hist. of Wiltshire, V5, 1957, The Commons.

2/25/1308, Edward II crowned king of England.

Bef. 5/18/1312, Hugh died, his son Hugh his heir.

 (S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P467.                                                                          

Family notes:

·         Hugh and John had an uncle named Hugh Wake, of Blisworth, a judge prominent in Northampton at this time.

Children of Hugh and Joan:

i. Hugh Wake, born ~1305 in Wiltshire, England.

Hugh married Joan de Bellany, d/o Baldwin de Belauney.

~1305, Hugh married Joan. Baldwin de Bellany, Joan’s father, for her marriage portion gave lands in South Damerham, Hants, and in Fisherton, Wilts. (S) A Hist. of the Co. of Wiltshire, V8, 1965.

1315, Hugh died.

11/1/1315, Order to the same to- take into the king's hand the lands late of Hugh Wak, deceased, tenant in chief. (S) CFRs.

1329, Joan of Wiltshire died seized of land in Bapton and Fisherton, her son Thomas her heir. (S) UKNA.

6/20/1329, IPM of Joan late the wife of Hugh Wake. Wilts.: Wynterbournestoke. The manor, held jointly with the said Hugh, for her life only, … Babeton and Fissherton. 100s. rent, held for life, in joint feoffment in free marriage with the said Hugh, … [Thomas] aged 2 years, is the next heir of the said Hugh. (S) CIsPM.

ii. Muriel Wake (1249351), born ~1310 in Wiltshire, England.

 

Baron John de Saint John & Isabel de Courtney

2498700. Baron John de Saint John & 2498701. Isabel de Courtney

1274, John de Sancto Johanne born in Southampton, England, heir & s/o 30420930. John de Saint John & 30420931. Alice Fitz Peter.

~1285, Isabel born in England, d/o 30420928. Hugh de Courtenay & 30420929. Eleanor le Despenser.

1297, John’s father captured in battle in France and imprisoned in Paris.

7/22/1298, John at the battle of Falkirk, the defeat of William Wallace. The Scots defensive position was strong, but based on spearmen with support of some cavalry and archers. Edward’s armored knights were repulsed by the amassed spear points. Edward brought up his Welsh longbowmen. They cut gaps into the Scottish ranks through which the mounted English knights could charge. The Scots were routed, but Wallace escaped.

6/1299, After the treaty of L’Aumone, John’s father was ransomed.

12/29/1299–11/12/1303, John 1st summoned to parliament by writ as “John de St. John, Junior”.

1300, John at the siege of Carlaverock castle under his father who commanded the 4th division.

8/18/1302, Certificate that Hugh atte Gole of Whappelade is going abroad with John de St John on the king's service. (S) UKNA.

10/1302, John age 28 at his father’s death.

Aft. 10/1302, Petition to the King and council by John de Saint John that no grant may be made of his lands in Glasserton, Preston or elsewhere in Scotland. (S) UKNA.

11/1/1302, Order to the escheator on this side Trent to deliver to John de Sancto Johanne, son and heir of John de Sancto Johanne, tenant in chief, the lands late of his said father, he having done homage, saving to Alice, late the wife of John, her dower. (S) CFRs. [Alice his stepmother.]

4/9/1303, … to provide victuals for John de St. John. (S) UKNA. [Wine specified in other requests.]

3/30/1304, Edward I to Robert de Brus, earl of Carrick: credence for John Botetorte who he is sending south of the Firth. Memorandum of similar letters to be sent to John de St John, John de Segrave and Robert de Clifford. (S) UKNA.

12/3/1304, Grant to John de Sancto Johanne that he may pay off what he owes … at the rate of 50 marks a year. (S) CPRs.

1305, John de St John, lieutenant of Gascony; seneschal of Gascony. (S) UKNA.

1305, “Thomas de Lancaster … Thomas was exiled by the French, and had to abandon his wife and children, who then died, as John de Haveringe can attest, and John de St John knows well. …” (S) UKNA.

3/15/1306, Pardon to Thomas de la Sale, on testimony of his service in Scotland in the company of John de Sancto Johanne … (S) CPRs.

3/18/1306, Debtor: John de St John, Thomas Paynell {Paynel}, and John de Stoke. Amount: £50. (S) UKNA. [In 1325 £10 remained unpaid.]

9/9/1306 at Henshaw under Privy Seal, King Edward I to  John de St. John: “thanks for news”. (S) UKNA.

1307, John de St John requests letters to Hugh le Despenser, Justice of the Forest, to allow him to enjoy his park within his manor of Sherborne in the county of Hampshire, which his father enclosed by the king's grace, and for which he has his charter. (S) UKNA.

10/28/1307, Protection with clause volumus, until Easter, for John de Sancto Johanne, … in the train of John de Britannia, earl of Richmond, … staying in Scotland on the king’s service. (S) CPRs.

2/25/1308, Edward II crowned king of England.

6/24/1308, “William Arnold de Saubynhak … John de St John, Seneschal of Gascony …” (S) UKNA.

By 1308, John married Isabel.

1308-09, John de Sancto Johanne and Isabel his wife v. William de Sancto Johanne; manors of Halnak, Walberton, and Bernham; to John and Isabel and heirs of John. (S) Sussex Fines, V3, 1916, no.1242.

5/29/1309, John de Sancto Johanne, going beyond seas, has letters nominating … (S) CPRs.

2/6/1311, John de Camoys (deceased) held certain lands in Hameledon of John de Sancto Johanne by knight service. (S) CFRs.

5/3/1313, John de Sancto Johanne going beyond the seas in the king’s service with Hugh le Despenser, the elder. (S) CPRs.

1316, John de St. John confirmed the grant his gggf, Baron Adam de Port (243367440), made to the church at Warnford. (S) Hist. of Hampshire, V3, 1908, Warnford.

11/22/1317, William la Zousche, John de Sancto Johanne and Edward de Sancto Johanne, knights, caused to be carried into the chamber of queen Isabel in the palace of the bishop of Hereford, wherein the queen was then lodged, 4 bags wherein were the rolls, inquisitions and other memoranda of the Chancery of Edward II taken by them in the castle of Swaneseye in Wales. (S) CFRs.

2/7/1318, Hugh Gille', chaplain of the chapel of Lord John de St. John of Chautone in Southants. (S) UKNA.

5/14/1319, John demised the manor of Erde, Kent, with the advowson to Richard But for 15 years. (S) IPM of John.

5/2/1319, … bishop of Winchester, … and John de St. John to Edward II: return to a commission to raise ships in county Southampton for the Scottish war. (S) UKNA.

6/18/1320, John de Sancto Joahnne conservator of peace for the county of Southampton. (S) CPRs.

1/15/1322, Protection for John de Sancto Johanne of Basying. By K. [In the marches of Wales on the king’s service.] (S) CPRs.

3/14/1322–10/10/1325, “John de St. John of Basing” summoned to parliament.

9/20/1322, … appointment during pleasure of John de Sancto Johanne of Basyng to be keeper of the castle of Odiham … (S) CPRs. [Held for 1 year.]

11/28/1322, Writ of aid for John de Sancto Joahanne to arrest Robert Lewer, … had attempted to seize the castle of Odiham … (S) CPRs.

2/12/1323, Licence for John de Sancto Johanne to enfeoff William de Sancto Johanne, parson of the church of Romesbury, … for the latter to regrant it to the said John and Isabella his wife …. (S) CPRs.

Isabel died.

[––John––]

John married 2nd Alice. [See 1329.]

11/7/1324, Licence for John de Sancto Johanne of Basyng to grant for life to Hugh son of John de Sancto Johanne of Basyng, the bailiwick of the forestership of Panbere and Evereslegh, held in chief, … by fine of 40s. (S) CPRs.

By 1329, John died.

4/4/1329, IPM of John de Sancto Johanne of Basing. Southampton: Lydeshete. The manor … held to himself and Isabel his wife, lately deceased, … Hugh his son, aged 19 years on 26 May next, is his next heir. … Chautone. The manor … held to himself and the said Isabel and the heirs of their bodies … Warneford. The manor … Basynges. The manor … Berks.: Sottewelle. A capital messuage … Kent: Erde. The manor … Sussex: Halnakede. The manor … (S) CIsPM.

[––Alice––]

1329, Alice de Seint Johan (St John), widow of John de St John requests remedy concerning her dower provision concerning the castle of Basing and also of the manors of Warnford, Chawton and Ludshott in Hampshire of which her late husband died seised. People mentioned: John de Seint Johan (St John) of Basing; Isabel de Seint Johan (St John), first wife of John de St John. (S) UKNA.

8/24/1329, Grant to Robert de Monte Alto of the wardship of the lands late of John de Sancto Johanne, … until the lawful age of the heir, … saving to Alice late the wife of the said John the lands assigned to her … (S) CFRs.

(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P646. (S) The DNB, Smith, 1973, P147.

Family notes:

·         There is some confusion with the John de Saint John of Lageham, s/o Roger – an adherent of Simon de Montfort, an Oxfordshire house. This John was summoned to parliament in 1299, died in 1317, leaving heir a son John, age 40, who died 4/8/1349. John’s wife was named Margaret. (S) DNB, Smith, 1973, P148. [This John is always listed as “of Lageham” in the CPRs.]

Children of John and Isabel:

i. Hugh de Saint John (1249350), born 5/26/1310 in England.

ii. Margaret de Saint John (30420995), born ~1312 in England.


Sir Richard de Rokesle & Joan de Criol

2498698.  Sir Richard de Rokesle & 2498699. Joan de Criol

~1270, Richard de Rokele born in Kent, England, s/o §§John de Rokesle.

1278, Joan born in co. Kent, England, d/o 4997398. Bertram de Criol & 4997399. Eleanor de Crevecoeur.

1290 at Wedyngton in Warwickshire, Edith de Astley granted to Stephen her son, all her inheritance in Astley … witnesses, Luke de Ely, archdeacon of Coventry, … Thomas de Wolvey (30422170), …, Edmund de Hengrave (5908642), Richard de la Rokele, Knights, … (S) Ess. Tow’s Topo. Hist. of Norfolk, V9, 1808, Melton Constable.

1295, Joan’s father died.

By 1295, Richard married Joan.

10/18/1295, Licence for Eleanor de Criell (4997399) to enfeoff Richard de Rokesle and Joan her daughter of the manor of Terlingham, held by her in chief. (S) CPRs.

By 1296, Richard knighted.

1296, Richard enrolled, pursuant to the ordinance for the defence of the sea-coast, as a knight holding lands in Essex, though a non-resident of the county.

3/1/1296, Richard summoned against the Scots.

4/27/1296, King Edward I invaded Scotland with a force of 25,000 and won the Battle of Dunbar against the forces of John Comyn and his son.

6/14/1296, Edward captured Stirling castle, and then Edinburgh castle in an 8 day seige. The defeat was such that the Scot king, John de Baliol, abdicated and went into exile in France.

3/24/1300, Letters nominating an attorney for 1 year in Ireland for Richard de Rokesle, staying in England. (S) CPRs.

1300, Richard made a knight banneret by King Edward I at the siege of Caerlaverock castle.

5/20/1301, Licence, … for John de Rokele, tenant in chief, to enfeoff Richard de Rokele, his son, of his manors of Westwode and Rokele, and for the latter to re-grant them to his father, for life. (S) CPRs.

Aft. 1301, Richard’s father died.

11/4/1301, Richard de Rokesle to collect taxes in co. Kent. (S) CPRs.

11/7/1302, Appointment to the sheriff of Kent and Richard de Rokesle to levy and collect in that county the 40s. on every knight’s fee, … (S) CPRs.

7/22/1305, Henry de Cobham and Richard de Rokesle to collect the 20th and 30th in the county of Kent. (S) CPRs.

1306, Richard de Rokesle and Henry de Apudrefeld, knights of the shire, called to parliament at Westminster for Kent. (S) Hist. and Topo. of Kent, V1, 1797, Members of Parliament.

3/5/1306, Robert the Bruce had himself crowned king of Scotland. Although 67 and in bad health, Edward marched north with his army.

5/10/1306, Richard ordered to perform military service against the Scots; or to appear in the Exchequer to compound for his attendance.

4/28/1306, IPM of Bertram de Criel. Kent: Pottebery in Estwelle. … Setene. The manor … Niewenton by Hethe. A moiety of the manor … held jointly with Petronilla his wife … which they acquired of Eleanor de Criel … His sister, Joan the wife of Sir Richard de Rokesle, knight, aged 28, is his next heir. Hertford: Aldebury. The manor … (S) CIsPM.

10/4/1306, Order to the escheator beyond Trent … Bertrand de Cryel  held in chief the manor of Setene, co. Kent, by the serjeanty of finding for the king when going to Gascony a man called a ' veutrer ' to take 3 greyhounds of the king until the same veutrer wore out a pair of shoes at the king's cost, and that Bertrand held no other lands in chief, and that Joan, wife of Richard de Rokesle, sister of Bertrand (Joan’s half-brother), is his nearest heir and of full age, to deliver to Richard and Joan the said manor and all other lands late of Bertrand, taking security from Richard, who has done fealty. (S) CFRs.

1307, Richard de Rokesle and Waretius de Valoigns, knights of the shire, called to parliament at Westminster for Kent. (S) Hist. and Topo. of Kent, V1, 1797, Members of Parliament.

11/1/1307, Richard appointed seneschal and warden of Poitou and Mortrieul in Picardy [France]. (S) CPRs.

11/25/1307, Order to Richard de Rokesle, seneschal of Ponthieu … (S) CFRs.

2/25/1308, by writ, Richard de Rokesley of Kent and his wife attend the coronation of Edward II and his Queen.

3/18/1308, Commission to Richard de Rokele, seneschal of Ponthieu and Monstreuil, and Thomas de Insula to make an extent of all lands in those counties. (S) CPRs.

6/30/1311, Richard summoned against the Scots.

5/6/1313, Richard de la Rokele obtained letters of protection to accompany Nicholas de Segrave beyond the seas. (S) CPRs.

1313, John de Segrave and Juliana his wife, and Richard de Rokesle and Joan his wife, are summoned to answer by what warrant they claim to have the hundred of Folkstone, … They answer that this said manor of Folkstone, of which Terlingham is a limb, … was one seized of Matilda de Averenches (9994799), who died seized thereof ; that after her death they descended to Agnes, Alianore, Isolda, and Isabella, as her daughters and heirs ; that Isabella is dead without issue, that in the division … the said manor … assigned to the purports of the said Agnes and Alianor. From Anges … to her son John … from the said John to the claimant Juliana. … from Alianore, … to the claimant Joan. [This John de Segrave is younger s/o Sir John de Segrave & Christine de Plesey.]

4/1/1314, Enrolment of release by Roger de Rokesle the younger … Witnesses: Richard de Rokesle, Roger le Sauvage, John de Chaumpaigne, William de Creye, knights; … (S) CCRs.

6/1315, Richard of Kent, and Richard of Suffolk, both called against the Scots.

6/18/1316, Commission to Roger Sauvage, Richard de Rokesle and … to make inquisition in Kent … (S) CFRs.

6/13/1317, Richard ordered to receive Cardinals at Dover. (S) CCRs.

3/14/1318, Appointment of Henry de Cobham, the younger, … Richard de Rokesle and … to be conservators of the peace and of the Stature of Winchester in the county of Kent. (S) CPRs.

1321, Richard died holding the manors of Westwood and Ruxley, Kent. Richard also held the manor of Tottington. (S) Memories of Malling and its Valley, Fielding, 1893, P30.

5/6/1321, Order to the escheator on this side Trent to take into the king's hand the lands late of Richard son of John de Rokesle, deceased, tenant in chief. (S) CFRs.

[––Joan––]

1322, Inquisition on the death of Richard, son of John de Rokeslee, held at Rochester, … died seized of the manor of Terlingham, which he held, with Joan his wife, had of Alianore de Cryel, … held of the King in capite, … and that Joan, wife of Walter Pateshull, aged 25, and Agnes, wife of Thomas de Poynings, aged 22, are the next heirs.

3/26/1322, Licence for Joan, late the wife of Richard de Rokesle, to grant to Thomas de Cryel of Newenton and the heir of his body, with reversion … to the said Joan … land in Bocton Alluph, held in chief as of the honor of Boylogne, … (S) CPRs.

1322, Joan died.

11/3/1322, IPM of Joan, late the wife of Richard de Rokesley. Kent: Terlingham. The manor … Folkestane. The hundred …  Joan, the wife of Walter de Pateshulle, aged 26 and more, and Agnes the wife of Thomas de Ponynges, aged 23 and more, are her next heirs. Totyngtone. The manor … held for life, by the gift of John de Rokesle to her and the said Richard to hold to them and the heirs of the said Richard, … Horsemunden … Westwode …  daughters and heirs both of the said Joan and Richard. (S) CIsPM.

(S) The Hist. of the Twelve Great Livery Companies of London, Herbert, 1836, P201. (S) The Siege of Carlaverock, Nicolas, 1828, P337. (S) Archaeologia Cantiana, V2, 1859. (S) Hist. and Topo. of Kent, V8, 1799, Padlesworth.

Family notes:

·         7/2/1264, Safe conduct until Sunday after the feast of the Translation of St. Thomas the Martyr and the whole of that day for John de Rokele, coming to the king at London. (S) CPRs.

·         11/8/1266, Commission to enquire touching a complaint by B. archbishop of Canterbury … John de Rokeley entered certain lands in Tylemanston and many other persons entered other lands of their fee … (S) CPRs.

·         At the same time as this Richard there was another living in Norfolk & Suffolk. Some calls against the Scots called both Richard’s to service. [Their differing family members allow them to be distinguished.]

Children of Richard and Joan:

i. Joan de Rokesley, born 1297 in England.

Joan married Walter de Pateshull.

7/28/1323, Whereas the manor of Westwode, of Richard de Rokesle was seised ... by reason of Richard's death, and was afterwards assigned in dower to Joan, late the wife of Richard, by Walter de Pateshull and Joan his wife, eldest daughter and heiress of Richard, and by Thomas de Ponyngs and Agnes his wife, younger daughter and heiress of Richard, ... wrongly taken into the king's hands after Joan's death ... partition has now been made ... ought not to have been taken into his hands after Joan's death, as the heirs and parceners were then of full age. (S) CCRs.

Joan married 2nd William Baud.

11/8/1349, Enrolment of the partition of the lands which Eleanor late the wife of John son of Bertram de Cryel (4997398) held for life of the inheritance of Joan late the wife of William Baud, kinswoman and heir of John, and of Michael de Ponynges, knight, son and heir of Agnes (1249349), Joan's sister, kinswoman and heir of John, with the assent of those heirs, … in co. Kent. (S) CCRs. [Agnes and Joan daughters of Joan de Criol (2498699), d/o Bertram de Cryel, and heiress to her brother Bertram, who was heir to his older brother John, who was married to this Eleanor.]

ii. Agnes de Rokesley (1249349), born 1300 in England.


Monday, June 28, 2010

Sir Michael de Ponyings & Dame Margery Bardolf

2498696. Sir Michael de Ponyings & 2498697. Dame Margery Bardolf

~1275, Michael de Ponynges born in Sussex, England, heir & s/o 4997392. Luke de Poynings.

~1278, Margery born in England, d/o 121691072. Sir William Bardolf & 121691073. Julian de Gournay.

6/8/1294, Michael summoned to parliament.

~1295, Michael married Margery.

10/18/1295, Protection with clause volumus, until Easter, for Michael de Ponynges going to Scotland on the king’s service. (S) CPRs.

3/30/1296, King Edward captured Berwick-upon-Tweed, an important Scottish port of northeast England, sacked the town and massacred thousands of its inhabitants.

5/14/1296, Commission to … touching … during the absence of Michael de Ponynges in Scotland on the king’s service, broke his park at Slagham, co. Sussex, … (S) CPRs.

1296, Subsidy assessed in the rape of Lewes: Hundr’ de Ponyng, Villat' de Ponyng, Miche de Ponyng £1 18s 8d; Hundr' de Buttyngehulle, V illat' de de Craule, Michaele de Ponyng, 10s; Di' Hundr' de Fysseregate, Villat' de Porteslade Athelyngewerth, Michaele de Ponyng, 3£ 10s 6.5d. (S) 3 Earliest Subsidies for Sussex, Sussex Record Society, 1910.

10/20/1299, Protection for Michael de Ponynges going with Henry de Percy beyond the seas. (S) CPRs.

3/11/1303, “Request by John, Earl of Warenne, to the Chancellor of England, for protections and exemptions for Sir Michael de Ponyngs and William de Saunford going with him in the Scottish war.” (S) UKNA.

1/18/1308, Protection for Michael de Ponyngges going to France in the company of John de Warenna, earl of Surrey, with the king. (S) CPRs. [Marriage of King Edward II in Boulogne.]

2/25/1308, Edward II crowned king of England.

By 1309, Michael knighted.

10/8/1309, Feoffment between John son of Thomas de Bassingbourne and Sir Michael de Ponynges, Knt., and his wife, Margery, regarding the manor of Bures, Suffolk for £500 of silver sterling, which the grantor had by feoffment of Dame Isabel, formerly wife of Sir Hugh Bardolph, in Bures. (S) Suffolk Record Office, Ipswich Branch.

3/25/1312, Isabella, Lady Bardolf, widow of Sir Hugh Bardulffes [Michael’s mother], released to Sir Michael de Ponyngges knight and Margaret his wife all her right in the Manor of Bures by deed dated at Barcomb in Sussex. (S) UKNA.

6/7/1314, John de Reydon, son and heir of Sir Robert de Reydon, kt. Hawys, his wife, daughter of Sir Michael de Ponygges, kt. Sir Robert de Reydon, …  has endowed and assigned in dower to Hawys, on day on which he betrothed her at door of chapel of St Mary of Smalebregg' in Bures.

6/24/1314, Michael killed at the battle of Bannockburn, a victory for the Scots, unusual in that it lasted for 2 days. The Scots, commanded by Robert Bruce, were laying siege to Stirling castle, held by the English. With Edward II were Aymer de Valence, earl of Pembroke, and the earls of Hereford and Gloucester. It was the largest loss of English knights in a single day.

[––Margery––]

1316, Margery, widow of Michael de Poynings, holding Pyecombe of the Earl Warenne by military service. [Previously held by Michael’s father.] (S) Pyecombe', A Hist. of the Co. of Sussex: V7, 1940. [By 7/1316, Pycombe was held in demesne by John de Warrene.]

1327, Margaret, widow of Michael, settled on son Thomas the advowson of Hockwold and Wilton, which she held for life.

3/10/1329 at Slaugham, (i) Thomas de Ponyngg, kt., Declaration to (ii), tenants of (i), that he has granted to Dame Margery de Ponyngg, his mother, for the term of her life, all rents and fealties, as is contained more fully in an indenture. (S) UKNA.

11/26/1333, The king has recovered the right of presentation [to the church of Hokewold] in the court of King’s Bench against Margery late the wife of Michael de Ponynges. (S) CPRs.

2/24/1334, Ratification … church of Hokewold, which is of the patronage of Margery, late the wife of Michael de Ponynges, knight. (S) CPRs.

11/12/1334, … the king has recovered the right of presentation [to church of Hokewolde] in the court of the King’s Bench against Margery late the wife of Michael de Ponyges. (S) CPRs.

Margery died.

(S) Poynings, A Hist. of the Co. of Sussex: V7: 1940, P208-212. (S) An Ess. Tow’s a Topo. Hist. of the Co. of Norfolk, Blomefield, P177.

Family notes:

·         Proposed by other genealogists: Margery born in England, d/o 60845536. Baron Hugh Bardolf & 60845537. Isabel de Aguillon. This would make Margery the half-sister of Michael. In addition, Margery would have to be born after 1281, which is not a good fit with the time line.

Children of Michael and Margery:

i. Thomas de Poynings (1249348), born ~1298 in England.

ii. Hawise de Poynings, born ? in England.

Hawise married John de Reydon.

Hawise married 2nd Sir John de Wysham.

iii. Margery de Poynings (2955091), born ~1305 in England.


Lord Walter de Norwich & Katherine de Hedersete

2498694. Lord Walter de Norwich & 2498695. Katherine de Hedersete

~1270, Walter de Norwyco born in England, s/o 4997388. Sir John de Norwych.

~1277, Katherine born in England, d/o 5908654. John de Hederset & 5908655. Margery ?.

Aft. 11/28/1281, Catherine’s father died, her brother Simon the heir.

[––Katherine & Piers––]

Catherine 1st married to Piers Braunche.

By 1295, Piers died.

1295, Catherine, relict of Peter Braunche, sister of Simon, son of John de Hedersete, had a manor in Stoke, Norfolk, and lete, and a watermill and windmill at Blackworth. (S) Ess. Tow’s Topo. Hist. of Norfolk, V5, 1806, Stoke.

2/18/1297, Protection with clause volumus, … going beyond the seas on the king’s service … Walter de Norwyco …. (S) CPRs.

[––Walter & Katherine––]

~1299, Walter married Katherine.

12/14/1299, Walter, clerk, licenced to inclose a lane adjoining his messuage in Norwich. (S) CPRs.

1301, Walter, Lord of Stoke manor.

Aft. 1302, Walter’s father died.

By 1304, Walter knighted.

1304, Sir Nicholas Braunche, knt., sold a manor, watermill and windmill in Stoke to Sir Walter de Norwich and Catherine his wife, relict of Peter Braunche. (S) Ess. Tow’s Topo. Hist. of Norfolk, V5, 1806, Stoke.

6/28/1304, Mandate … by view and testimony of Walter de Norwyco, king’s clerk, … (S) CPRs.

7/12/1305, Grant to William Bateman of Norwich … which places are extended by William de Carleton and Walter de Norwico at 4.5d a year … (S) CFRs.

2/3/1306, Appointment of Walter de Norwyco, king's clerk, to the custody, during pleasure, of the priory of the monks of Thetford. (S) CCRs.

1306, Sir Richard de Bouland granted Walter all the lands and tenements of his manor of Hoe in Shotesham. [Over the next few years Walter bought multiple properties in the area. (S) An Ess. Tow’s a Topo. Hist. of the Co. of Norfolk, Blomefield, 1806, P522.]

12/10/1306, To Walter de Norwyco, fermor of 2 parts of the manor of Surlyngham, … (S) CCRs.

6/28/1307, Commission of oyer and terminer … and Walter de Norwico, by jury in the counties of Norfolk and Suffolk, … (S) CPRs.

2/25/1308, Edward II crowned king of England.

3/15/1308, Sir W. de Melton, secretary of the king, delivered at the exchequer to Sir Walter de Norwyco, the remembrancer of the said exchequer, a small seal of the king's that Sir Peter de Gavaston, earl of Cornwall, used for sealing writs. (S) CCRs.

11/25/1308, Acknowledgement … Witnesses: Walter de Norwyco, clerk of the exchequer; … (S) CCRs.

8/29/1311, Appointment, during pleasure, of Walter de Norwico to be a baron of the Exchequer. (S) CPRs.

10/23/1311, Walter appointed lieutenant of the treasurer by the king.

3/2/1312, Grant to Walter de Norwyco, for good service to Edward I and the king, that he, his heirs and assigns, tenants of certain lands late of William de Rothingge … in Brumfeld and Wenhaston, co. Suffolk, … (S) CFRs.

9/21/1312, Release … Witnesses: Sir Walter de Norwyco, knight; … (S) CCRs.

1314, Walter appointed treasurer by the king and council.

7/6/1315, Walter de Norwico, the treasurer, granted 1000 marks to maintain his state more honorably. (S) CPRs.

2/10/1316, Licence for the alienation in mortain by Walter de Norwyco and Katherine his wife to the prior and convent of Holy Trinity, Norwich, … (S) CPRs.

2/12/1316, Grant to Walter de Norwico, the treasurer, in aid of the expenses of his office, of the marriage of Robert son and Heir of Robert de Ufford, deceased, … (S) CPRs.

1316, Sir Walter de Norwich, lord of Mettingham. (S) Kelly’s Directory of Suffolk, V11, 1896, P256.

8/4/1316, Commitment to Walter de Norwico of the keeping of the castle of Bukenham, co. Norfolk, and of all the lands in Tybenham, Denton, Topeeroft and Lenn, co. Norfolk, late of Thomas de Caylly (47280194) … (S) CFRs. [Thomas married Walter’s sister.]

8/6/1316, Grant to Sir Walter de Norwyco, knight, and Katharine his wife the manor of Sculthorpe, co. Norfolk, … by John de Warenna, earl of Surrey, in exchange for the manor of Scredyngton, co. Lincoln. (S) CPRs.

2/12/1317, Grant to Walter de Norwico, the treasurer, in aid of the expenses of his office, of the marriage of Robert son and heir of Robert de Ufford, deceased, tenant in chief, … (S) CPRs.

8/5/1317, Walter requesting relief from the office of the treasurership; the king appointed him Chief Baron of the Exchequer.

2/18/1318, Grant for life to Walter de Norwyco of the manors of Dalham and Sheen. Bradefeld, co. Suffolk, which queen Margaret, the king's mother, held for life … at the rent of £50 a year. (S) CFRs.

4/1318, Walter and various earls, barons, and bishops met at Leicester to confer about the future parliament at York.

2/24/1319, Grant to John de Norwico, king’s yeoman, son of Walter de Norwico, if he shall survive his father, … (S) CPRs.

8/11/1319, Remission to Walter de Norwyco of £10 of the £50 yearly rendered by him for the manors of Dalham and Bradefeld, co. Suffolk, and the advowson of the church of the manor of Dalham … he may henceforth hold the said manors and advowson to him and his heirs of the king … at the rent of £40 a year … (S) CFRs.

10/8/1319, Licence, at the request of Robert de Ufford, for the prioress and nuns of Caumpeseye, … By K. on the information of Walter de Norwyco. (S) CPRs.

1320, John Fitz Robert sold the reversion of the manor of Ling, Norfolk, to Walter.

7/26/1320, The king sent his letters of privy seal … and delivered it thus closed to Sir Walter de Norwyco, chief baron of the exchequer … (S) CCRs.

1321, Walter appointed lieutenant of the treasurer by the king.

7/31/1321, Commission to Robert But to collect … By K. on the information of Walter de Norwyco. (S) CFRs.

1/26/1322, Walter, keeper of the office of treasurer, ordered to summon those of the council he desired to ordain the transfer of the exchequer to York.

1322, Walter and Catherine settled multiple estates on their son John, remainder to Thomas, remainder to Roger, brother of Thomas.

6/27/1322 at York, … Alice sometim the wife of Thomas, earl of Lancaster, … witnesses, [bishops & earls]  Henry le Scrope, chief justice, Walter de Norwico, …

7/1322, Walter a member of the commission to try the Mortimers.

2/17/1323, Eleanor la Despensere to Walter de Norwich, lieutenant of the treasurer: request for assistance in obtaining payment for Joan de Mortimer. (S) UKNA.

1323, The judgement passed upon Roger de Mortuo Mari, the uncle, and Roger, the nephew, imprisoned in the Tower, by Walter de Norwico, … (S) CPRs.

7/10/1323, Commission to make inquisition in the counties of Norfolk and Suffolk and to receive fines … Walter de Norwico, John de Thorp, Simon de Hedersete and John de Redenhale. (S) CFRs.

1324, Walter summoned to the Great Council at Westminster.

8/17/1324, Commission to John Claver, appointing him as justice with Walter de Norwyco and Simon de Hedersete … (S) CFRs.

10/1326, Walter, chief Baron and acting treasurer, a member of the king’s Privy Council that convened at Friars Preachers.

1/13/1327, Walter de Norwyco came to the Guildhall, and in the presence of the Mayor, … took an oath to safeguard Isabella, Queen of England, and Edward, eldest son of the king and heir apparent, in their cause against Hugh le Despenser the younger, … (S) Cal. of Plea and Memoranda Rolls of the City of London, V1, 1926.

2/1/1327 at Westminster, Edward III, age 14, crowned king of England.

1/20/1328, Walter died; buried in Norwich Cathedral. Catherine had dower rights manors in Norfolk and Suffolk, including Blackworth, about 5 miles from the city of Norwich.

2/20/1329, Order to the escheator on this side Trent to take into the king's hand the lands late of Walter de Norwyco, deceased, tenant in chief. (S) CFRs.

[––Katherine––]

4/7/1329, Order to … deliver to John de Norwico the rent in Great Massyngham and the manors of Bredefeld and Dalham, late of Walter his father, he having done fealty ; saving to Katharine late the wife of Walter her dower (S) CFRs.

5/10/1329, Order to cause dower to be assigned to Katherine, late the wife of Walter de Norwico, tenant in chief, upon her taking oath not to marry without the king's licence. (S) CCRs.

9/23/1334, Licence for the alienation in mortain by Katherine late the wife of Walter de Norwico and John son of Walter de Norwico to the prior and convent of Holy Trinity, Norwich, … (S) CPRs.

9/1336, Catherine living at Blackworth.

1/20/1337, Catherine, living in Norwich, held a great dinner on the anniversary of Walter’s death. (S) Medieval Norwich, Rawcliffe, 2006, P181.

6/15/1339, [Referring to licence of 1334] … now the said Katharine and John being unable for certain legal impediments to assign these … have made petition for the alienation in mortmain … to the prior and convent of Massyngham … (S) CPRs.

1/9/1340, Pardon to Walter de Norwico and Margaret his wife for acquiring in tail from John de Norwico, his father, the manor of Dalham … and the reversion of the manor of Bradefeld, expectant on the demise of Katherine late the wife of Walter de Norwico, knight, … to enter into the manor of Bradefild on the death of Katharine. (S) CPRs.

Bef. 10/14/1343, Catherine died – “The said Katharine is now dead …”. (S) CPRs.

(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P388. (S) Baronial Opposition to Edward II, Davies, 1967.

Family notes:

·         1302, Sir John de Norwich, lord of Mettingham [Norfolk], granted free warren. (S) Excusions in the Co. of Suffolk, Cromwell, 1819, P105.

Children of Walter and Catherine:

i. John de Norwico, born ~1300 in England.

2/24/1319, Grant to John de Norwico, king’s yoeman, son of Walter de Norwico, if he shall survive his father, that he may hold, … for life the manors of Dalham and Bradefeld, co. Suffolk, formerly held by queen Margaret, which the king had granted to the said Walter for life subject to render of 50£ a year. (S) CPRs.

11/1320, John knighted.

7/1322, John given protection to serve with the king in Scotland.

10/14/1322, King Edward fought the battle of Byland [20 miles north of York] against Robert Bruce, and was nearly captured by the Scots invading south at Rievaulx abbey.

8/1324, King Edward began the “War of Saint-Sardos” with his brother-in-law King Charles of France.

2/1/1327 at Westminster, Edward III, age 14, crowned king of England.

1/20/1328, John’s father died.

John married Margaret.

7/5/1329, John de Norwico, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Henry de Harnhull, knight, 250£. (S) CCRs, V1. [Sir John de Norwico, son of Sir Walter de Norwico, knight.]

10/14/1331, Pardon, at the request of Robert de Ufford, to John de Norwyco, knight, of a fine of 126 marks, for certain trespasses … (S) CPRs.

9/23/1334, Licence for the alienation in mortain by Katherine late the wife of Walter de Norwico and John son of Walter de Norwico to the prior and convent of Holy Trinity, Norwich, … (S) CPRs.

1/2/1335, Appointment of John de Norwico as captain and admiral of the king’s fleet of ship of Great Yarmouth and other ports … along the coast towards the north. (S) CPRs.

12/8/1335, Licence for the alienation in mortmain by John de Norwico, knight, to the prior and convent of Great Massingham … Norfolk. (S) CPRs.

10/15/1336, Whereas the king lately commanded John de Norwico, admiral of his fleet … void see of Norwich … gift from the king among the masters and mariners of ships of Great Yarmouth … about to put to sea with the admiral … (S) CPRs.

3/1337, Sir John appointed lieuteant of Sir Oliver de Ingham as seneschal of Gascony.

8/27/1337, Reginald de Nairford, knight, going beyond the seas on the king’s service with John de Norwico. (S) CPRs.

11/1337, King Edward, claiming the throne of France through his mother, began the 100 Years War with the battle of Cadzand, a Flemish island. With 600 men-at-arms and 2000 archers they embarked on the Thames from London. On the third tide they left Margate for Cadsant. The locals and soldiers saw them coming. The French attached the ships with archers. The English landed with battle axes, sword and lances. Wryneck, Earl of Derby, s/o Henry of Lancaster, was wounded. The English archers then decimated the French. More than 3000 French soldiers were killed. Edward III had the village burnt before returning to England. (S) Chronicles of England, France, Spain, and the adjoining countries …, Froissart, P31.

6/15/1339, [Referring to licence of 1334] … now the said Katharine and John being unable for certain legal impediments to assign these … have made petition for the alienation in mortmain … to the prior and convent of Massyngham … (S) CPRs.

9/20/1339, King Edward, with a force of 12,000 attacked Cambresis, Tournai, Vermandois and Laon [in what is now far northern France.]

11/11/1339, Grant, for good service done often in the duchy [of Aquitaine] and elsewhere, to John de Norwico of an annuity of 50 marks … (S) CPRs.

1/9/1340, Pardon to Walter de Norwico and Margaret his wife for acquiring in tail from John de Norwico, his father, the manor of Dalham … and the reversion of the manor of Bradefeld, expectant on the demise of Katherine late the wife of Walter de Norwico, knight, … to enter into the manor of Bradefild on the death of Katharine. (S) CPRs.

2/1340, John de Norwich accused of unlawful seizure of a Ghent merchant's ship near Great Yarmouth.

6/24/1340, John serving with King Edward, in a fleet of 200 ships, won the Battle of Sluys against the French. The French navy guarded an inlet used as an approach to the continent. In a 9-hour battle the English attacked 166 French ships at their moorings. From his flagship, the Thomas, Edward directed the attack making maximum use of his archers. Most of the French fleet and some Genoese ships were destroyed.

4/1342, John, baron Norwich, attended the Great Council.

1342, Admiral John de Norwich built Mettingham castle.

1/22/1343, Exemption for life of John de Norwico, knight, from being put on assizes, juries or recognitions, and from appointment as mayor, sheriff, coroner, escheator or other bailiff or minister of the king, agains his will. (S) CPRs.

8/21/1343, Licence for John de Norwico to crenellate the dwelling-places of his manors of Metyngham, co. Suffolk, and Blakworth and Lyng, co. Norfolk. (S) CPRs.

John’s mother died.

10/14/1343,  Licence for the alienation in mortmain by John de Norwico … good estate of him and Margery his wife … (S) CPRs. [Founding of the College of Raveningham, co. Norfolk. (S) Catalogue of the Stowe Manuscripts, 1895, P621.]

3/1/1344, Pardon to John de Norwico of 10 marks wherewith he made a fine for a licence to alienate land in mortmain … (S) CPRs.

8/20/1344, Commission … to keep the peace … to John de Norwico and John de la Rokele in the town of Norwich. (S) CPRs.

10/12/1344 at Norwich, John de Stratford, Archbishop of Canterbury,…, Sir Robert de Ufford, Earlof Suffolk, Sir John Bardolf, Lord of Wormgeye, Sir John de Norwich, …, Knights, were witnesses to an agreement of Richard Spynk, citizen of Norwich, to complete some work. (S) Essay towards a Topographical History of the County of Norfolk, V3, 1806.

7/7/1345, Pardon, at the request of the king’s kinsman, the earl of Derby, to John de Norwico, ‘chivaler,’ … (S) CPRs.

2/1346, John as garrison commander at Engoulesme, France, was besieged by the duke of Normandy. When John’s provisions were running out he proposed a cessation of hostilities for Candlemas-day. John escaped with his garrison to Aiguillon. (S) A Complete History of England, V2, 1758, P464.

8/26/1346, John a banneret in the 1st division at the battle of Crecy. (S) Collections for a History of Staffordshire, V18, P55.

Aft. 1346, John’s son Walter died.

5/1347, John, 1 of 30 summoned to the king sithout delay with all their power.

1348, The Black Death entered the west countryside of England [likely entering through Bristol].

6/1/1348, Commission of oyer to John de Norwico, … co. Suffolk … . (S) CPRs.

3/24/1349, John de Norwico, king’s serjeant-at-arms. (S) CPRs.

2/20/1350, Commission of the peace, … Robert de Ufford, earl of Suffolk, … John de Norwiche, … in the county of Norfolk. (S) CPRs.

11/2/1356, Licence, at the request of Queen Isabel, for the alienation in mortmain by John de Norwico to the prioress and convent of Brodholm of the advowson of the church of Warham, … (S) CPRs.

6/20/1358, John summoned to council.

2/6/1359, Commission to John de Norwico, … to make inquisition … county of Norfolk … (S) CPRs.

4/3/1360, Johanni de Norwico, lord Norwich, summoned to parliament.

8/26/1360, William de Morlee, staying in England … his attorney … John de Norwico received the attorney by writ. (S) CPRs.

8/15/1362, John died; buried at Ravingham.

6/15/1366, Margaret died, wardship of her lands held in dower granted to Thomas de Ufford, of the inheritance of John, son of Walter, son and heir of the said John de Norwico, which lands are extended 45£ 10s 11d yearly. (S) CPRs.

  • Son: Sir Walter de Norwich married Margaret de Haudlo (d.1395). Walter’s children: Margaret (d.by1362) married 7605656. Sir John Plaiz [No children.] John de Norwich (b.1352, d.1375). John’s heir, Katharine de Brews (b.1343), his kinswoman, aged 32 years and more, … The said Katharine was daughter of Thomas de Norwich, who was son of Walter de Norwich (2498694), knight.

ii. Margaret de Norwich (1249347), born ~1302 in England.

iii. Katherine de Norwich (3802373), born ~1310 in England.

iv. Thomas de Norwich, born ? in England.

Daughter: Katherine (b.1341-42).

8/10/1371, IPM of Roger de Norwych. Norfolk: Carleton, Bonewelle and Tybenham. The manor of Hadeston … John de Norwico (b.1352), knight, aged 19 years and more, son of Walter de Norwico, is his next heir in blood. Kymberle. The manor, held by gift and grant of Walter de Norwico to him and the heirs of his body, with successive remainders to Thomas son of the said Walter for life, and to Katharine de Brewes and her heirs. Roger is dead without heir of himself; Thomas son of Walter is dead; and Katharine de Brewes (b.1341), aged 30 years and more, survives. (S) CIsPM.

2/24/1375, IPM of John de Norwico (b.1352), knight. … Norfolk: … Katharine de Brews (b.1342), his kinswoman, aged 32 years and more, is his heir. … The said Katharine was daughter of Thomas de Norwich, who was son of Walter de Norwich (2498694), knight, and brother of John de Norwich, knight, the deceased’s grandfather. … (S) CIsPM.


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