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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Earl Richard de Vere & Alice Sergeaux

1901412. Earl Richard de Vere & 1901413. Alice Sergeaux

9/1/1384, Alice born in Colquite, Cornwall, England, 3rd d/o 3802826. Sir Richard Sergeaux & 3802827. Philippe de Arundel. (S) The Well in the Desert, Holt, 2008, P113.

8/13/1385, Richard de Veer born in England, heir & s/o 3802824. Aubrey de Vere & 3802825. Alice Fitz Walter.

9/30/1393, Alice’s father died.

1396, Alice Sergeaux coheir to her brother Richard.

9/13/1399, Alice an heir to her mother.

9/29/1399, Imprisoned Richard II resigned as king of England.

10/13/1399, Henry IV crowned king of England.

[––Richard & Alice Holand––]

Bef. 1400, Richard married to Alice, d/o John Holand, Duke of Exeter, brother of Richard II. [No children.]

4/23/1400, Richard’s father died.

1400, The Commons pray the King [Henry IV] that Richard, Earl of Oxford, who had married Alice the daughter of King Richard’s sister, may be restored to the Office of Chamberlain of England, being his due inheritance, and taken away by violence by King R.2. (S) Robert Cotton’s Records from the Tower of London.

[––Alice & Guy––]

Alice Sergeaux 1st married to Guy Saint Aubyn of St. Erme, Cornwall. (S) CFRs. [Guy s/o 3802612. Sir John St. Aubyn.]

5/23/1400, Writ for proof of age of Alice wife of Guy de St. Aubyn, one of the daughters of Philippa, wife of Richard Sergeaux, knight, in ward of John Cornewaill. Cornwall: Thomas Meyny, senior, …, jurors, say that Alice was born at Colquite in the parish of St. Mabyn and baptised in the church there on 1 Sept. 1384, and is therefore aged 15. (S) CIsPM.

8/4/1400, Order to the escheator in the county of Oxford, …, the king has taken the homage and fealty due from William Marny, ‘chivaler,’ by reason of his having issue by Elizabeth his wife, one of the sisters and heirs of Richard the son of Richard Sergeaux, ‘chivaler,’ and Philippa his wife, … of the inheritance of the said Elizabeth, Philippa, whom Robert Passele has taken to wife and who is of full age …, Alice, a minor, whom Guy de Sancto Albino has taken to wife, … and Joan, a minor, the fourth daughter …. By K. (S) CFRs.

4/29/1401, Richard’s mother died.

6/9/1401, IPM of Alice widow of Aubrey de Veer, earl of Oxford. Essex: She held in dower: Steeple Bumpstead, the manor, of the inheritance of Richard de Veer, son of the earl, ... Beaumont cum Moze, the manor, … Stansted Mountfichet, a rent … She died on 29 April last. Richard her son and heir was 16 on 15 Aug. last. (S) CIsPM.

10/16/1401, Grant, … to the king’s kinsman Richard son and heir of Aubrey de Veer, late earl of Oxford, a minor, … £100 yearly … (S) CPRs.

7/3/1403, Licence for the sub-prior and convent of Thremhale, of the patronage of Richard, earl of Oxford, a minor in the king’s custody, … (S) CPRs.

4/6/1405, Grant to Richard, earl of Oxford, of £100. Yearly during his minority … in addition to 100£ yearly already granted. (S) CPRs.

12/21/1406, Grant, … to the king’s kinsman Richard son and heir of Aubrey de Vere, late earl of Oxford, that without proving his age he may have livery of the manors of Canefield and Dounham [held by Philippa during his minority] … Grant, … Philippa late wife of Robert de Veer, late duke of Ireland, and Richard son and heir of Aubrey de Vere, late earl of Oxford, … manors of Langeley and Bradley, co. Berks … (S) CPRs. [Philippa was Richard’s aunt, wife of deceased Robert de Vere, duke of Ireland, granddaughter of Edward, the Black Prince.]

1/5/1407, Richard, earl of Oxford, granted John Stoke for life the offices of parker and warrener of his park and warren of Castlecampes, co. Cambridge. (S) CPRs.

[––Richard & Alice––]

1407, Richard, 11th Earl of Oxford, married Alice Sergeaux.

1408-09, Special assize roll and file, Leicestershire, Thomas Langley, bishop of Durham and others v Richard Vere, earl of Oxford and others. (S) UKNA.

11/3/1410, Commission of oyer and terminer to Richard Veer, earl of Oxford, … touching certain treasons … county of Essex. (S) CPRs.

1412, Richard and Alice granted the manor of Chesham … Buckingham, to Thomas Rolf, John Hende, … (S) IPM of Richard.

7/11/1412, Richard granted the manors of Langley and Bradley, Berkshire, to John Hende, … to hold to them and their heirs and assigns without conditions or collusion. (S) IPM of Richard. [Also properties in London, Buckingham, Rutland, and Kent.]

4/9/1413, Henry V crowned king of England.

1415, Richard invested as a Knight of the Garter.

8/6/1415, Richard wrote his will: “Richard de Vere, Earl of Oxford, August 6, 1415. My body to be buried in the Conventural Church of the Priory of Colne, in Essex, where my ancestors are interred. To Alice, my wife, all my good and chattels, to pay my debts and my funeral expences, and to dispose of the remainer to pious purposes.” (S) Testamenta Vetusta, Nicolas, P193.

8/1415, Richard in King Henry V’s force of 10000 landing at the mouth of the Seine. Richard and the Duke of York were in command of the rear guard.

9/22/1415, Richard with Henry V at the siege-conquest of Harfleur.

10/25/1415, With Henry V’s contingent of 5000, Richard a commander at the battle of Agincourt, with 30 men-at-arms and 100 archers. Each man-at-arms had a paige attending, and 2 or more horses. French forces numbered 20,000. Henry chose a spot where the superior French forces had to compress between two patches of woods. The French attacked across a mud field in the range of the English longbowmen. Due to an attack in his rear by French camp followers, Henry ordered the killing of prisoners – many French nobility. After 3 hours of battle, French to English losses were 3 to 1. (S) Mr. Hunter's Critical and Historical Tracts, Hunter, P26. (S) Dictionary of Battles, Eggenberger, 1967.

11/30/1415, Conveyance by John Holand, esq. to Richard, Earl of Oxford of the manors of Milton and Paston, granted to the said John by the Crown for his life. (S) UKNA.

12/5/1415, … manor of Chesham, co. Buckingham, … under the grant of Richard de Veer, earl of Oxford, and Alice his wife … (S) CPRs.

6/3/1416, Safe conduct for John lord of Lyne, prisoner of Richard earl of Oxford. (S) Rymer’s Foedera, V9.

2/15/1417, Richard, Earl of Oxford, died; buried at Earls Colne, Essex.

2/16/1417, Writ for IPM of Richard de Veer, Earl of Oxford. Oxford: … He died on 15 Feb. last. … Berkshire: … London: … Kent: … Middlesex: … Buckingham: … Suffolk: … John his son and heir was aged 9 years on 23 April last. … Rutland: … Cornwall: He held the manors of Poldue, Eathorne and Penhale with the advowson of St. Erme, and a fair called ‘Langchepyn fayr’ held on 14 Sept., in right of Alice his wife;  … Richard Sergeaux had 3 daughters Elizabeth, Philippa and Alice. Elizabeth had issue Thomas Marny, knight, and died. Philippa, Alice and Thomas claimed and entered the manors, as daughters of Richard and son of Elizabeth, the other daughter. Alice married Richard de Veer, earl of Oxford and he held only in right of Alice. … Richard also held a rent of £10 from the manors of Argalles, Treowynen and Burngullow in right of Alice his wife in dower of Guy St. Aubyn, her former husband. … Hertford: … Essex: … [most lengthly] … Cambridge: … Leicester: … (S) CIsPM.


3/3/1419, To the escheator in Cornwall. Order, upon petition of Alice countess of Oxford, Thomas Marny knight, William Swynbourne esquire and Philippa his wife, to remove the king's hand, and suffer them to have and peaceably enjoy the manors of Tremodret and Trevelyn, and all issues and profits thereof taken … (S) CCRs. [The 3 the co-heirs of Richard Sergeaux.]

5/18/1419, Lease by Thomas Rolf, …, to Alice de Veer, Countess of Oxford, of the manors of Market, Overton, Rutland, and Milton and Paston, Northamptonshire, for her lifetime, with remainder to Richard and Robert the sons of the late Richard, Earl of Oxford and of the said Alice. (S) UKNA.

10/16/1420, IPM of Philippa, sister of Alice: … descended to Alice, now countess of Oxford, … Elizabeth mother of Thomas Marney, knight, deceased, as daughters and heirs of Richard Sergeaux and his wife Philippa. (S) CIsPM.

5/4/1421, Alice countess of Oxford and John Mortymer knight to Jo…. Quitclaim of the manor of Lodewyke co. Hertford, … which the said countess and John with others had by feoffment of John Bassyngborne esquire. (S) CCRs.

Bef. 10/13/1421, Alice married 3rd Nicholas Thorley without licence, causing the loss of her dower lands. (S) CPRs.

Aft. 1421, Joan, widow of Thomas Aspall, states that although Richard Veer, formerly Earl of Oxford, enfeoffed 3 men with certain tenements, with the intention that they should pay his debts, his widow [Alice] and executrix takes the profits of these tenements. The petitioner has long sued to the countess for restitution … She asks that the Countess, Nicholas Thorley, her new husband, Thomas Rolf and Walter [Burgate] might be ordered to appear before the Duke and lords to show why she has not had restitution; … (S) UKNA.

5/16/1424, … manor of Poldu [Essex] the grantors had by fine levied in the king's court, by feoffment of Nicholas Thorley esquire and Alice his wife countess of Oxford. Witnesses: John Arundell knight, … (S) CCRs.

4/1426, Alice, countess of Oxford, of the diocese of London, obtained a papal indult for plenary remission. (S) Lateran Regesta, 258.

11/24/1426, Alice and Nicholas granted her dower lands “with the mesne profits” after paying a fine of £100.(S) CPRs.

9/16/1442, … John earl of Oxford. Recognisance for 500 marks, … and John Halle shall deliver up in chancery all charters, evidences, writings and muniments concerning lordships, manors, lands etc. of the earl and of Alice countess of Oxford his mother which are in their keeping … (S) CCRs.

1449-51, 2-year account roll of the General receiver of Lady Alice Veer, Countess of Oxford, in Cornwall. … Total receipts £94 14s 8 1/2d. … Outgoing expenses: … Total £88 18s 10 3/4d. … (S) UKNA.

5/8/1452, Alice died; buried with Richard.

(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P859.

Child of Richard and Alice: [2 sons]

i. John de Vere (950706), born 4/23/1408 in England.

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