1375, Joan born in Oxfordshire, England, coheir & d/o 3802798. Sir Giles Arden & 3802799. Philippa ?.
By 1376, Joan’s father died.
1380, Sir Henry Arden, Margaret [sister of Joan] & Joan’s cousin and guardian, leased two thirds of Drayton manor to the Rector of Drayton. [Their mother still held one third in dower.]
1381, It was determined that Drayton was held in chief, so the control of the lands during the minority reverted to the crown. Custody during minority of Margaret and Joan given to Sir Reynold de Malyns.
11/17/1381, Writ of Mandamus for Giles de Arderne, or Dardern. Oxford: … manor of Hornlee and messuages etc. in Swalclyve in joint feoffment with Margaret, his wife, who is still living … Margaret and Joan, daughters of Giles [de Arderne, his son], aged respectively 8 years and 6 years, are his heirs. … Walter Power and Margaret (7605597, Joan’s grandmother), his wife, formerly wife of the said Giles, have occupied the remaining third part of the manor by way of Margaret’s dower, … (S) CIsPM.
1383, The custody of Margaret and Joan was disputed by the Earl of Warwick when he claimed guardianship against Sir Reginald de Malyns. (S) CCRs.
1383, Richard born in Buckinghamshire, England, s/o 3802796. Sir Richard de Arches & 3802797. Lucy Adderbury.
9/30/1399, Henry IV succeeded Richard II as King of England. [Richard II died a prisoner in the Tower.]
By 1408, Richard married Joan. (S) Visit. Warws. 1619 (Harl. Soc. xii), 179.
1409, Richard de Arcubus, Knight of the Shire of Bucks. (S) Worthies of Buckinghamshire, Gibbs, 1888, P17.
3/8/1410, Richard on a commission of peace in Oxfordshire. (S) CPRs.
6/19/1411, Mainprise under a pain of £100, made in chancery this year by William Brian citizen and 'stokfysshmonger' of London, and John Sternes of 'Esthenreth' co. Berkshire, for Richard Arches, and of an undertaking by him under the same pain, that he shall do or procure no hurt or harm to John Robtot clerk or any of the people. (S) CCRs.
6/20/1411, Richard Arches to John Robtot clerk. Recognisance for £100, to be levied etc. of his lands and chattels in Berkshire. (S) CCRs.
7/1/1411, To the sheriffs of London. Writ of supersedeas, and order by mainprise of … both of London, … and Richard Arches of Berkshire to set free Nicholas Hasylholte … (S) CCRs. [Richard in a similar record on July 6th.]
1412-13, Richard Adderbury conveyed Glympton, Oxfordshire, with manors in Ludwell and Duns Tew, to his kinsman and heir Richard Arches, and to John Langston. [After Richard’s death, John Langston bought his interest in the properties.]
4/9/1413, Henry V crowned king of England.
By 1415, Richard’s parents died.
1415, Richard Adderbury [brother of Lucy], uncle of Sir Richard, conveyed him the manors of Souldern & Barford Chesney.
5/1/1415, Thomas Dodde, chaplain, for not appearing before the king to answer Richard Arches, ‘chivaler,’ touching a trespass. (S) CPRs.
1417, King Henry returned to France. He first captured the city of Caen after a 2-week siege, then Argenten in a winter siege.
9/5/1417, Richard, knt. of Oving, … Buckinghamshire died fighting the French. (S) UKNA, IPM.
10/4/1417, Writ for IPM for Richard Arches, Knight. Buckingham: He held nothing [of the King] in Buckinghamshire. He died on 5 Sept. John his son and heir is aged 7 years and more. [John Langston was an executor of his estates.]
1421, Joan died.
(S) Souldern, A Hist. of the County of Oxford: V6, 1959. (S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P286. (S) Hist. of Oxford, V11, 1983, Glympton & Wooton & Barford St. Michael. (S) Hist. & Antiq. of Buckingham, V1, Lipscomb, 1847, P475. (S) Hist. of Oxvord, V9, 1969, Drayton.
· Richard and Joan, at some time after their marriage, sold their half of the manor of Drayton to her sister Margaret and her husband Lewis Grenville.
· There is contemporary a ‘Richard Archer, esquire’, wife Margaret, of Warwick, Worcester and Gloucester very prominent in the rolls.
Child of Richard and Joan:
i. John Arches, born 1409 in England.
Bef. 1424, John died without issue.
ii. Joan Arches (950699), born 1409 in England.
12/21/1420, Commitment to Thomas Chaucer of the marriage of Joan the daughter and heir of Richard Arches, knight … (S) CFRs.
1/1426, Defendants: Joan Arches [d/o Richard Arches, knight], John Dynham snr [Knight], John Dynham jnr. Plaintiff: William Hoper, clerk. William H. claims that on 12/07/1424 John D. (Sen.), by way of his attorney Thomas G., retained WH for £20 to act as JD's council in the contracting of a marriage between John D. (Jr.) the son and heir of John D. (Sen.) on the one part, and Joan A. the daughter of Richard A. on the other part. Wh says that this marriage was contracted and so he should have received the aforesaid £20, but has not been paid. (S) Court of Common Pleas, CP 40/662, rot. 335.