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Thursday, June 3, 2010

Sir Nicholas Montgomery & Anne ?

1477134. Sir Nicholas Montgomery & 1477135. Anne ?

~1352, Nicholas Montgomery, born in England, s/o 2954268. Sir Walter Montgomery & 2954269. Maud Furnival.

~1355, Anne born in England.

1350s, Walter settled the reversion of the manors of Cubley and Marston Montgomery as well as farmland in Snelston on his son Nicholas.

By 4/1364, Nicholas married to Anne ?. Walter Montgomery settled on Nicholas and Anne lands worth £6 annually in Snelston, and half of the manor of Cubley.

1365, King Edward III confirmed an earlier royal grant to Walter Montgomery’s family of the right to hold markets and an annual fair at Cubley.

By 10/1374, Nicholas’ father died, bringing him property in the Derbyshire villages of Somersal Herbert, Potter Somersal, Marchington and Sudbury.

1/1377, Nicholas on a commission of inquiry in Derbyshire about a robbery at Glossop, Staffordshire.

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

7/1380, Nicholas in the retinue of Thomas of Woodstock, Earl of Buckingham, on a military expedition of 5200 men to Brittany, landing at Calais.

11/1380, The Earl of Buckingham laid siege to Nantes and its bridge over the Loire river.

1/1381, With dysentery ravaging his soldiers, and a reconcilation between the Duke of Brittany and French King Charles VI, the Earl abandoned the siege and returned to England.

By 7/1381, Nicholas knighted.

7/1386, Nicholas left England with Duke John of Gaunt in a force to win the Spanish crown, landing at Corunna. John of Gaunt then conquered Galica and Compostela.

1387, John of Gaunt invaded Castile with little success.

4/1388, Nicholas on a commission of inquiry about a murder at Newcastle-under-Lyme, Derby.

9/1388, Nicholas M.P. for Derbyshire.

1/1390, Nicholas M.P. for Derbyshire.

7/1391, Nicholas arranged for the marriage of his son Nicholas to Joan, d/o Sir Nicholas Langford [died 1401.]. Nicolas Montgomery agreed to support Anne for 4 years after the marriage, and settled an annuity of 20m a year upon Nicholas and his bride for life, while the Nicholas Langford  was to pay £153 in 3 instalments, and to secure a papal dispensation allowing the marriage to continue, the couple being doubly related in the 4th degree.

1/24/1392 at Nottingham, “Debtor: Robert le Grosvesnor, knight, John Maynwaring, Richard le Vernon of Harlaston, Thomas de Stathum, and William Coton. Creditor: Nicholas Montgomery, knight [held fee in Cubley, in Appletree Hundred, Derbys] … Amount: 1000m.” (S) UKNA.

10/6/1393 at Newhall, A grant from Joan, wife of Sir Richard de Meynell, lady of the manor of Newhall in Derbyshire, to Richard, Lord Grey of Codnor, Sir Hugh de Shirley, Sir Nicholas Montgomery, Sir Richard de Byron, and Roger de Bradburne, of all her estate of lands, tenements, rents, services, meadows, pastures, woods and mines with appurtenances, lately held by Roger de la Warde of Newhall and Sir Hugh de Meynell. (S) UKNA.

1394, Nicholas retained by John of Gaunt for 40m yearly.

1399, Nicholas on commission for peace for Derbyshire.

7/1399, Nicholas at Ravenspur with a force of his own men to welcome Henry of Bolingbroke when he returned from exile to claim his inheritance.

7/4/1399, Henry Bolingbroke [1st cousin of Richard II] landed at Ravenspur; then proceeded through the Lancastrian lands in the north and took York. [Henry IV invaded while Richard II was in Ireland.]

9/30/1399, Henry IV succeeded Richard II as King of England. [At the following parliament, Nicholas given £66 13s 4d from the revenues of the duchy of Lancaster to cover his expenses.]

11/1399, Nicholas involved in the estate settlement of Ralph Longford, related to his son Nicholas’ wife.

7/1401, Nicholas attended the great council held at Westminster.

7/23/1403 at Westminster, Nicholas appointed Master forester of Tutbury and Needwood chase, Parker of Agardsley and Rowley, Staffs. for the duchy of Lancaster [held for 5 years, on the death of Sir Walter Blount.]

9/8/1403, Nicholas appointed Constable of Tutbury castle [held for 5 years.]

3/1404, Nicholas a tax assessor in Deberyshire.

11/5/1405, “… Writ to: Sheriff of Notts. Sent by: Chancery. Endorsement: Nicholas Montgomery, Sheriff …” (S) UKNA.

3/3/1406, Commission of oyer and terminer to John Cokeyn the elder, Hugh Huls, Nicholas Montgomery, … his closes and houses at Burton on Trent … (S) CPRs.

1407, Nicholas Montgomery held the manor of Eaton Dovedale, Derby, previously held by William de Montgomery in 1300.

9/1409, An ambush was laid for Nicholas at his manor of Cubley by High Erdeswyk. [A time of violence between factions in Staffordshire and Derbyshire.]

1411, Nicholas M.P. for Derbyshire.

1412, Nicholas’ lands valued at £72 yearly. [Non-valued lands held of the manor of Caverswall, Staffordshire.]

1/7/1413, Power of attorney by Nicholas Montgomery to John Bokestones and Thomas Ridley his bailiffs to save the goods and chattels of John de Dale, of Alsop, John de Dale his son and John Shepherd of the same. (S) UKNA.

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

By 1413, Anne died.


By 9/1414, Nicholas married 2nd Margaret, widow of Richard Baskerville of Eardisley, Herefordshire. [Nicholas’ stepson bringing suit over a manor.]

4/1414, Nicholas [the father] the Sheriff of Derbyshire, held elections in which Nicholas [the son] was elected as a representative to parliament.

1415, A commission was issued to Sir Nich. Montgomery to make musters in Derbyshire of men suitable for the Agincourt expedition. (S) Journal of Derbyshire.

5/10/1416, Commission of oyer and terminer to … Nicholas Montgomery, ‘chivaler,’ … county of Derby … (S) CPRs.

1/1420, Nicholas a collector of a royal loan.

6/12/1422, “… Writ to: Sheriff of Notts. Sent by: Chancery. Endorsement: Nicholas Montgomery, Sheriff …” (S) UKNA.

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

10/2/1422, Inquisition made at Laneham before Nicholas Montgomery, Sheriff of Notts. (S) UKNA.

12/20/1422, £100 to Sir Nicholas Montgomery, for the custody of the Duke of Bourbon. (S) Minutes of the Privy Council of England.

1424, Nicholas of Cubley and Marston Montgomery, Derbyshire died; buried at St. Andrew, Cubley. His estates worth £78 yearly.

(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P202. (S) Notes on the Churches of Derbyshire, Cox, 1877, P92. (S) Hist. of Parliament, Roskell, 1993.

Child of Nicholas and Anne:

i. Maud Montgomery (738567), born ~1373 in England.

ii. Nicholas Montgomery, born ~1375 in England.

1391, Nicholas married to Joan Langford.

By 2/1414, Niccols knighted.

1415-6, “Indentures between the king and the following for service in his invasion of France: Nicholas Montgomery ‘le filz’.”

12/7/1419, “Indenture between Nicholas Montgomery, ‘le filz’, knight, and Robert Waterton, esquire, witnessing that by the King’s order they have exchanged the prisoners in their charge, Montgomery giving up the Duke of Bourbon to Waterton and receiving from him the Duke of Orleans. Nottingham.” (S) UKNA. [Note: both Dukes captured at Agincourt. The Duke of Burbon died 1433 in London. The Duke of Orleans was held by Nicholas and his son Nicholas for 19 years in the castle of Melburn near the river of Trent, Derbyshire. (S) The Montgomery Manucripts, Montgomery, 1869, P457.]

By 1437, Nicholas died.

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