~1350, Richard Villers born in Leicestershire, England, s/o 3803088. Sir John de Villers & 3803089. Joan Pakeman.
1376, Richard, “heir of kinsman Simon Pakeman” of Leicester [his mother Joan’s father]. (S) UKNA.
6/21/1377, Richard II, age 10, succeeded Edward III as King of England.
1377, Poll tax, Richard Vylers, esquire. (S) Social Advancement … Simon Pakeman, Astill, P22.
11/28/1386, Commission … to levy and collect from all cities, … a tenth and fifteenth … Leicester: … Richard Vylers of Brokesby. (S) CFRs.
6/1389, Richard died.
7/12/1391, Writ of precipimus for Richard Vylers. Leicester: He was seised of Brokesby, 1/2 lb. pepper of rent … parcel of the manor of Brokesby, which manor, with the advowson of the church of Brokesby and the said rent, is held of the king, … by service of half a knight’s fee. He died on Sunday before the Nativity of St John the Baptist, 12 Richard II. John his son, aged 11 1/2 years, is his heir. Margaret late the wife of John Vylers, his father, Richard Assheby, Elizabeth late his (Richard Vylers’s) wife, John Purley and John Holt, chaplain, now occupy the said rent, as well as the manor of Brokesby with the advowson of the church. (S) CCRs.
Elizabeth married 2nd Richard de Assheby.
1394-95, Anketine Houby sued Richard de Assheby and Elizabeth, formerly wife of Richard Vylers, and John Grym, of Brokesby, and others, for forcibly abducting from Sutton, John, the son and heir of Richard Vylers, whose marriage belonged to him, his father having held the manor of Brokesby of him by the service of a knight's fee. (S) Pedigrees From The Plea Rolls, Wrottesley.
(S) The Peerage of England, Collins, 1812, P764.
· 4/28/1421, Revocation … committing to Antony Howby … land in Hochescote, … in the king’s hands by death of John son of Richard Vylers son of Joan sister of Katharine daughter of Simon Pakeman, tenant in chief, … (S) CPRs.
Child of Richard and Elizabeth:
i. John Viliers (950772), born 1380 in England.