~1343, Edmund born in Norfolk, England, s/o 2955112. Edmund de Thorpe & 2955113. Joan Baynard.
6/1349, The Plague reached Dorset, and had spread across England by the end of 1349. [Breakouts would repeat over many years.]
5/15/1362, Edmunds’ father died. (S) Lists and Indexes, V9, 1898, P87.
1365, Edmund presented John de Holm as chaplain at North Creak.
1/12/1365, “… Endorsement: In the name of Edmund de Thorpe, Sheriff …” (S) UKNA.
5/6/1366, Edmund de Thorpe knight of Norfolk to William de Manton clerk. Recognisance for £160, to be levied etc. in Norffolk. Cancelled on payment. (S) CCRs.
5/12/1367, Commission to Edmund Thorp, ‘chivaler,’ William De Hoo, ‘chivaler,’ … to make inquisitions into the King’s business in Norfolk and Suffolk. (S) CPRs.
[––Edmund & Margaret––]
10/6/1368, King Edward I attended the wedding of Edmund and Margaret de la Rivere. The marriage was performed by Sir Jeffery de Massingham, rector of Ashwellthorp.
4/24/1369, Association of Edmund de Thorpe, Robert Mortimer and Edmund Gourney in the commission of peace, … county of Norfolk. (S) CPRs.
11/5/1369, Edmund de Thorp, accounts as Sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk from 12/11/1368.
Aft. 1369, Maud died.
6/24/1370, Commission to Edmund de Thorp, sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk. … keepers of the peace … (S) CPRs.
2/2/1371, Commission to … buy 500 quarters of wheat in the said county … hire threshers and winnowers for the same, bring the wheat to the nearest possible sea place … to be … taken to Calais … Edmund de Thorp, sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk, … (S) CPRs.
6/17/1371, Writ de expensis for Edmund de Thorp knight, for 68s. for 17 days at the great council at Winchester representing Norffolk. (S) CCRs.
10/28/1371, Licence, at the supplication of the king’s kinsman, Richard, earl of Arundel, for William de Ufford, earl of Suffolk, to enfeoff … of the manors of Walsham and Wikes Ufford, co. Suffolk, held in chief, and for the said feoffees to grant the same to the said earl of Suffolk, Edmund de Thorp, knight, Roger de Boys, knight, … (S) CPRs.
1372-76, [There were a couple of major expeditions during this time that might account for records being missing.]
6/16/1377, Commission of oyer and terminer to … Edmund de Thorp, … on complaint by Henry, bishop of Norwich, … assaulted him at Bishop’s Lenn, co. Norfolk, … (S) CPRs.
6/21/1377, Richard II, age 10, succeeded Edward III as King of England.
11/12/1377 at Marlingford, John Berry and Elizabeth his wife to Edmund de Thorp knight, Roger de Welesham knight, and Hugh Fastolf, … gift of John Martyn … all his goods and chattles. (S) CCRs.
5/27/1379, Writs for £16 8s in favour of Edmund de Thorp knight and Thomas de Gissyng knight, knights of the shire for Norfolk at the said parliament at Westminster [the previous months], for 41 days. (S) CCRs.
5/4/1380, Commission to … Edmund de Thorp, … to enquire touching the death of Simon de Flitcham … at Geytop, co. Norfolk. (S) CPRs.
1380, Edmund enfeoffed his manors and advowsons for an annunity of £100.
1381-2, Edmund de Thorpe, kt. John Plays, Robert Howard, and Roger de Boys, knights, …, to grant the castle of Mettingham, the manors of Ilketshall and Mells, three-fourths of the manor of Bramfield, … of a chantry to be removed from Raveningham to the said castle, John Plays retaining land in Weeting, and Robert Howard in Garboldisham (Norfolk). Suffolk. Norfolk. (S) UKNA.
4/2/1383 at Norwich, “Debtor: Edmund de Thorpe, knight [held fees in Wreningham, Humbleyard Hundred, and in Gateley, Launditch Hundred, and in Fundenhale, Depwade Hundred, Norfolk]. Creditor: William de Eton, and Thomas Hert, citizens of Norwich [Norfolk]. Amount: £18 6s. 8d.” (S) UKNA.
5/27/1384, Writ de expensis for Edmund de Thorp knight and Robert Cailly, for £15 4s. for 38 days at parliament at New Sarum representing Norffolk. (S) CCRs.
2/22/1385, Grant and demise at farm to … Edmund de Thorp, knight, … of the guardianship of all the temporalities of the bishopric of Norwich … (S) CFRs.
5/24/1385, 1. Edmund de Thorpe, kt. 2. John Plays, kt, Robert Howard, kt, Roger Boys, kt. Licence to alienate manor of Mellis and lands in Wenhaston to chantry of Mettingham Castle. Reciting transfer to Mettingham Castle chantry … (S) UKNA.
2/9/1386, Pardons for outlawry … Edmund de Thorpe of Norfolk, knight, for not appearing to answer Salamon Salaman. (S) CPRs.
11/18/1386, Commitment of the county of Norfolk and Suffolk to Edmund de Thorp, ‘chivaler,’ during pleasure, so that he answer at the Exchequer as sheriff. (S) CFRs. [Vacated.]
1387, Sir Thomas Gerbridge settled Marlingford on Sir Edmund Thorp.
11/6/1387, “… Edmund de Thorpe, kt, John Plays, kt, Robert Howard, kt, Roger Boys, kt …” (S) UKNA.
3/11/1388, Edmund de Thorp knight and Paul de Midelton of Norffolk. Recognisance for £20, to be levied etc. in Norffolk. (S) CCRs.
1391, Sir Edmund de Thorp, Knt., presented Thomas Saunfyth to Nelonde St. Peter.
3/1392, Edmund a commissioner of array.
1393, Edmund, 5th Lord Thorpe of Ashwellthorpe, Norfolk, Knight of the Shire; died leaving 5 marks to anyone who would make a pilgrimage for him to St. James the Apostle. He left rings and jewels to the use of his mother Joan [still living] for her life, then to go to his son Edmund.
(S) The Hist. of Norfolk, Mason, 1885, P59. (S) Visitation of Norfolk.
Child of Edmund and Margaret:
i. Edmund Thorp (738778), born 1369 in England.