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Thursday, June 3, 2010

Lord Richard de Byngham & Lady Alice Bertram

1249744. Lord Richard de Byngham & 1249745. Lady Alice Bertram

~1260, Richard Bingham born in England, s/o §§Ralph Bugge. [15208644. Lord Richard de Willoughby also descended as a grandson, of Ralph Bugge, this Ralph’s father.]

1266, King Henry III granted Ralph Bugg, a Nottingham wool merchant, the manor of Bingham [who’s son Richard was a knight]. (S) Antiquities of Nottingham.

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

~1283, Alice born in England.

1283-84, Richard knighted. [Likely in the Welsh campaigns of 1282-83.]

1284, The suit of the Convent of Blyth terminated with the consent of Sir Richard de Bingham the patron, on the understanding that the rectors should in future pay the monks a yearly rent of 4 marcs for their tithes.

1285, Richard held a knights fee in Bingham.

1287, Appointment of Commissioners to take assizes ... Richard Bingham, Walter Tuke and Gerard de Hedon in Nottingham. (S) CPRs.

1294-95, Richard had a charter of free warren in Bingham, Clipston, and Kinoulton.

8/2/1296, Commission to … Richard de Byngham to deliver Lincoln gaol of William Hoddeson, in the custody … (S) CPRs.

1297, Richard a knight of the shire.

7/20/1298, Commission of oyer and terminer to Richard de Bingham and Thomas St. Lo (de S. Laudo), touching persons who broke into the park of Adam, son and heir of Robert de Everingham, a minor in the custody of Henry de Lacy, earl of Lincoln, Eva, widow of Robert Tibbotot, ... executors of the will of Robert Tibbotot, ... at Lexinton, co. Notts. (S) Yorkshire Inq’s, V4, 1906, P1.

9/18/1299, Appointment of … to select in the county … 500 footmen, to repress the increasing malice of the Scots, and to conduct them to Newcastle-on-Tyne … Richard de Byngham, 500 in Nottingham; … (S) CPRs.

1/14/1300, Whereas the king lately caused horsemen assessed for arms ... footmen ... to be chosen ... to set out against the Scots ... received money from the king ... some returned home fradulently with the money ... Nottingham and Derby, to arrest those whom Richard de Bingham in co. Nottingham ... (S) CCRs.

6/24/1300 at Nottingham, Debtor: Ralph, the son of William de Arnold [Notts.]. Creditor: Richard de Bingham [of Bingham, Bingham Wapentake, Notts.], knight. Amount: £40. (S) UKNA.

1300 Richard, a comissioner for raising 1500 men for the campaign of Edward I in Scotland.

1301, Richard built a private memorial chapel and dedicated it to St Helen.

1301, Richard de Bingham to grant rent in Nottingham to a chaplain in the church of St. Helen, Bingham, retaining a messuage, rent, and land in Nottingham. Notts. (S) UKNA.

10/24/1301, Appointment of … to assess the fifteenth … Richard de Byngham, Nottingham … (S) CPRs.

8/13/1302, Writ to The sheriff of Nottingham and Richard de Bingham. (S) CPRs.

12/10/1302, Mandate to … collectors in … aid for marrying the king’s eldest daughter, … Richard de Byngham, Nottingham and Derby. (S) CPRs.

9/29/1303 at Nottingham, Debtor: Ralph de Shirley, knight. Creditor: Richard de Bingham, knight [of Bingham, Bingham Wapentake, Notts] Amount: £40.

10/10/1303, Commission to Richard de Byngham to make inquisition with Henry de Sutton in the counties of Nottingham and Derby touching all offences of footmen and others chosen to come to the king to the parts of Scotland. (S) CFRs.

7/9/1304, Order to escheator beyond Trent to deliver to Richard de Byngham, kinsman and heir of Robert de Byngham, tenant in chief, the lands late of his said kinsman, he having done homage. (S) CFRs. [Nottingham beyond the Trent.]

2/28/1305, Richard a Justice of Gaol Delivery for Nottingham. (S) Rcds. of Parliament in 1305, Maitland, P-cii.

5/10/1307, Gift by dominus Richard de Bingham to his son Richard of all his (specified) messuages, lands, etc. in Boythorp' [Derbyshire] with all rents, services, etc., appertaining to them, for term of the latter's life; rent, during the grantor's life 9 marcs p.a., and after his death a rose leaf to his heirs; with reversion to the grantor's heirs after the grantee's death. Seal, heral. (S) UKNA.

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

~1308, Richard married Alice [Apparently after having 3 sons.]

1308, Richard’s chapel built in 1301 licensed by the Archbishop of York.

6/25/1308, Richard de Byngham and Alice, his wife, querents, by Robert de Ludham, put in the place of Alice by the lord king's writ, and Master Alan de Neusom, deforciant. The manors of Byngham and Clipiston' and 9 messuages, 28 acres and 8 and a half bovates of land and 12 acres of meadow in Outhorp', Kynalton', Cotegraue, Notingham and Rotington' and the advowson of the church of Rotington'. Alan has granted to Richard and Alice the tenements and advowson and has rendered them to them in the court, to hold to Richard and Alice and the male heirs begotten by Richard on the body of Alice, of the chief lords for ever. In default of such heirs, successive remainders (1) to William, son of Alice Bertram of Byngha', and the male heirs of his body, (2) to Richard the younger, brother of the aforesaid William, and the male heirs of his body, (3) to Thomas, brother of the aforesaid Richard the younger, and the male heirs of his body and (4) to the right heirs of Richard de Byngham, quit of the other heirs of William, [Richard the younger, brother] of William, and Thomas, to hold of the chief lords for ever. (S) Feet of Fines, Notts.

7/1/1308, Commission to … to levy 1,000 footmen in the county … for the expedition to Scotland, … Thomas Malet and Richard de Byngham; the former to be the leader. … cos. Nottingham and Derby. 500 men. (S) CPRs.

12/11/1308, Richard de Byngham and Alice, his wife, querents, and William Bertram of Byngham, deforciant. 20 bovates of land in Outhorp', Cotegraue and Kynalton'. William has granted to Richard and Alice the land and has rendered it to them in the court, to hold to Richard and Alice and the [male] heirs begotten by Richard on the body of Alice, of the chief lords for ever. In default of such heirs, successive remainders (1) to William, son of the same Alice, and the [male] heirs of his body, (2) to Richard, younger brother of the same [William, son] of Alice, and the male heirs of his body, (3) to Thomas, brother of the same Richard, younger brother of William, son of Alice, and the male heirs of his body. (S) Feet of Fines, Notts.

12/11/1310, Commission to Richard de Byngham and Thomas de Swynford, together with any person deputed for the purpose by Peter de Gavaston, earl of Cornwall, to view the castle of Nottingham, … (S) CPRs.

1311, Richard died, buried at the church at Bingham; his son William succeeding.


2/26/1312, Commission of Robert de Pykering, canon of York, to receive the vow of chastity of Alice, widow of Sir Richard de Bingham, knight.

8/15/1314, Alice late the wife of Richard de Byngham, and William son of Richard de Byngham granted a market and fair at the Byngham, co. Notts. A weekly market on Thursday, and a yearly fair on the feast of St. Simon and Jude, for 4 days. Also granted free warren in all their demesne lands of the said manor, and of Clipston and Kynalton, Notts. (S) CChRs.

11/1314, IPM of Alice, late the wife of John Palmer, Nottingham: … Byngham. A messuage and a carucate of land, held of Alice, lady of Byngham, by service of a twentieth part of a knight’s fee. (S) CIsPM.

11/2/1324, Protection with clause volumus for one year for … Alice late the wife of Richard de Byngham. (S) CPRs.

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

4/14/1329, Dame Alice, Lady of Bingham, instituted John de Loudham as Rector of Bingham.

1330, Alice and her son William claimed a market every Thursday, and a fair for 6 days each year [see 1314.]

11/5/1342, Dame Alice, Lady of Bingham, instituted Richard de Notyngham as Rector of Bingham.

Bef. 1348, Alice died.

(S) A Reappraisal of the Medieval Ancestry of the Cranmers of Aslacton, Matthew Hovious, 2008.

Family notes:

·         1460, Richard de Sutton, Armiger, [s/o Henry s/o Roland s/o John s/o Alice de Byngham who had married a “Sutton”] brought suit over properties because the “heir”, William, and the other brothers were born out of Wedlock. (S) Genealogist, V18, 1902, P243.

·         Richard’s sister Matilda, d/o Ralph Bugge, married Sir Roger Deincourt of Knapthorpe, Nottinghamshire, and Park Hall, Derbyshire. ~1334, their daughter, Alice Deincourt, married Sir Nicholas Longford II. [See record of son William.]

·         8/1348, [Events of 1327] Proof of age taken at Nottingham of Laurence, son and heir of Robert de Pavely. … William Shok of Rodington, aged 50 years and more, says … Sir William de Bingham and Thomas his brother lifted the said Laurence from the sacred font … on the same day on which the said Laurence was baptized one Robert de Bingham, witness’s uncle, was buried at Bingham, 21 years ago at the feast of St. James last past. … Ralph de Asshefordby, aged 50 years and more, … knows it because William de Asshefordby his brother married one Maud de Bingham on Thursday after the said feast of St. James on which the said Laurence was born. John Poigne, aged 60 years and more, says the like, and knows it because one Thomas de Bingham his kinsman was found in the bed of the said Laurence’s nurse within the quarter of the year in which the said Laurence was born, and witness assisted in taking the said Thomas. (S) CIsPM.

Children of Richard and Alice: [Out of wedlock.]

i. William Bertram de Byngham, born ~1300 in England.

William married Margaret ?.

10/28/1341, Grant from Laurence de Dokmantune ... to Dom. Roger de Eyncourt ... Witn. ... Dom. William de Byngham mil., ... (S) Cat. of Derbyshire Charters, Jeayes, 1906, P136.

1345, “William [son of Richard de Byngham], by his attorney, … whereof Ralph Bugg, whose grandson and heir he is … Roger answers that William is a bastard …” It was found by inquisition that William was legitimate.

1348, A Fine was levyed  between William de Byngham Chr. Quer. and Roger de Eynecourt, and Matilda his wife, Deforc. [Matilda is William’s paternal aunt.]

6/14/1366, William, son of Richard de Byngham, knight (the father), and Margaret, his wife, querents, and Richard de Byngham, knight, deforciant (son of William). (S) Feet of Fines, Nottingham.

Heir: Sir Richard, knight, died 1388; heir Robert, died 1399.

ii. Richard de Byngham (624872), born ~1305 in England.

iii. Thomas de Byngham, born ? in England.

1326, “Avignon: To Thomas son of the late Richard de Bingham, knight, of the diocese of York, the illegitimate son of a married man. Dispensation to be ordained and hold a benefice.”

3/12/1345, Power of attorney from Thomas, son of Sir Richard de Byngham, knight, ... [Newark, co. Notts.] to receive rents ... (S) Cat. of Derbyshire Charters, Jeayes, 1906, P231.

1362, Thomas the Senior Proctor of Cambridge University.

8/2/1367, Thomas appointed rector of Westmill, Herts.

7/2/1369, Thomas appointed rector of Bingham, Notts.

3/30/1391, Thomas appointed rector of Gransden Parva, diocese of Ely.

1392-3, Thomas died.

Child of Richard and Alice: [In wedlock.]

iv. Alice de Byngham, born 1310 in England.

Alice married Richard Sutton.

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