1274, Henry Gernett born in England.
~1300, Joan born in England.
9/1301, John de Gernet to deliver to Henry Gernet seisin of a messuage, land and woodland, in the vill of Bernestone, to hold the same in fee. (S) Ancient Deeds, V1, 1890, B.915.
11/9/1307 at London, Debtor: Henry Gernet, of Essex [family held High Easter in Dunmow Hundred]. Creditor: John de Tany, knight. [Family held Stapleford Tany in Ongar Hundred, Essex.] Amount: 100s. (S) UKNA. [This John de Tany (d.1308) is the father of the John de Tany that married Joan, future wife of Henry.]
2/24/1308 at Westminster, Edward II crowned king of England.
5/1311 at Wenynton, William de Dunmawe … to receive seisin of a messuage, … and a rent of 8 marks in Ashewelle, Henxteworthe, and Waulyngton from Henry Gernet. (S) Ancient Deeds, V6, 1915, C.6200.
[––Joan & John––]
Joan 1st married to Sir John de Tany, s/o John de Toeni & Joan de la Warre.
[––Henry & Margery––].
Henry 1st married Margery ?
1312, Master William de Donemawe conveyed to Henry Gernet and Margery his wife and Henry's heirs, a messuage, a mill, 180a. land, 12a. meadow and 8 marks rent in Asshewell, Henxsteworth, and Waulyngton. (S) Ancient Deeds, V6, 1915, C.6398.
6/24/1313, John de Tany enfeoffed lands of the manor of Wennington [including Alvethele – see 5/1345] to Henry Garnet and his wife Margery.
10/24/1313, Henry Gernet on a commission de “walliis et fossatis” [to take care of a water way] for the river Thames.
5/26/1314, To the sheriff of Essex. Order to supersede … mainpernors in chancery to appear on the day named … Henry Gernet, of the sheriff's county … (S) CCRs.
12/15/1315, Joan’s husband, John de Tany died a natural death in the hospital of St. Mary without Bisshoppesgate, London. (S) IPM of John, 12/1325.
4/8/1316, Henry Gernet on a commission de “walliis et fossatis” for the seacoast and adjacent parts of the county of Essex, … (S) CPRs.
7/1316 at Wenynton, Release by Margery, daughter of the late Richard le Spenser, of Berneston, to Henry Gernet and Margery his wife, of all her right in lands and tenements which formerly belonged to her father in Berneston. (S) CCRs.
1317, Henry a king’s coroner in the county of Essex. [Removed by the king the same year due to charges brought against him.] (S) CPRs.
6/16/1317, Henry charged with contempt in ill treating and not receiving the king's men and horses billeted in the county by the marshal of the Household. (S) CPRs.
2/3/1319, IPM of William Goldyngton. Essex: … Little Badewe. A manor called Le Gras , held for the life of Joan sometime the wife of John de Tany, knight, rendering 10 marks yearly; … Renggers in Terling. The manor , held for the life of Joan late the wife of John de Taney, rendering 5 marks yearly; … (S) CIsPM.
1320 in London, Thomas Coke, pl., appears v. Henry Gernet, … executors of the will of Nicholas Frembaud, in a plea of debt. (S) London Sheriffs’ Court Roll, 2010, Membrane 8.
5/21/1321, Henry Gernet on a commission de walliis et fossatis for the river Thames. (S) CPRs.
11/20/1321, Henry’s lands seized by the crown. [King Edward II was seizing lands and giving them to his favorites, particularly the Despencers. ] (S) UKNA.
3/10/1322, Edward defeated the forces of Earl Thomas of Lancaster [his cousin, grandson of Henry III] at the river Trent.
9/13/1322, To John le Porter, keeper of certain of the rebels' lands in co. Essex. … Joan, late the wife of John de Tany … (S) CCRs.
10/25/1322, To John le Porter, keeper of certain lands in the king's hands, in co. Essex. Order to deliver to Richard de Norton his lands and goods … lands were taken into the king's hands because he was with Henry Gernet at his robes and of his household. (S) CCRs.
12/4/1322, To John le Porter, keeper of the lands of certain rebels in co. Essex. Order to deliver to William Gernet his lands and goods in Haveryng … William's lands and goods were taken into the king's hands because William is the brother of Henry Gernet, who adhered to John Joce, knight, an adherent of Bartholomew de Badelesmere. (S) CCRs. [Bartholomew (5909950), as an opponent of the Despensers, joined the revolt of the Marcher lords.]
[––Henry & Joan––]
Henry married 2nd Joan, widow of John de Tany.
1323, Henry and Joan held lands in Hinxworth.
11/10/1325, Henry imprisoned in Berkhampsted castle.
1325, … lands in Rainham, Aveley and Stifford were given by John de Taney during his life to Henry Gernet, and now taken into the king's hands by reason of the latter's imprisonment …
12/1325, IPM of John de Tany. Petition to the king and council from Joan, late the wife of the said John for her dower of lands in Wenyngton, Alvethele, Reynham, Stifford, and Little Thurrok, co. Essex, which the said John gave to Henry Garnet, and are now in the king’s hand. Essex: The said John after he married the said Joan was seised of the manor of Wenyngton, … By his charter of 24 June, 6 Edward II., he enfeoffed Henry Gernet and Margery his wife and the heirs of the said Henry of all the aforesaid lands, but there is no cause why the said Joan ought not to be dowered of them, and she has never remitted her right. … [John’s death] … Writ of ulterius certiorari to the constable of the castle of Berkhampstede to examine Henry Garnet who is in prison there, whether he has anything to say, why the said Joan ought not to have her dower of the above lands. … he [Henry] answers that he has enough (to allege) for himself why she ought not to have her dower there. … the whole process must come before the great council. … (S) CIsPM.
1/10/1327, Henry given protection, with clause nolumnus, for 1 year. [“nolumnus” – “we are unwilling” – protection from seizure by the crown.]
2/1/1327, Edward III crowned king of England.
2/3/1327, Protection, with clause volumus, for Henry Gernet, for 1 year. (S) CPRs.
10/20/1327, Henry on a commission to investigate the manor of Westhorndon.
1327-29, Oliver Plokenet states that when he was in the king’s protection at Stanhope Park, Henry Gernet, a known malefactor, entered his lands in Essex and robbed him. (S) UKNA.
10/14/1329 at Brackley, … release by Eustace, son and heir of John de Walheugtone, to Henry Gernet and Joan his wife of his right in the lands that Eustace had in Hengsteworthe … (S) CCRs.
6/24/1330, Henry a mainpernor for William de Clayton, another adjherent of the Marcher Lords. (S) CCRs.
9/26/1331, Henry given protection, with “clause nolumnus,” for 1 year.
4/25/1332, Henry Gernet, keeper of the land and of the heir of William de Clayton.
9/15/1334, Proof of age of John de Briaunzoun. Essex: Henry Gernet (b.1274), aged 60 years and more, says that the said John was 21 years of age on Friday the feast of the Annunciation last, for he was born at Westhurrok on the said feast, 6 Edward II, and was baptized on the morrow in the church there; and this he knows because he lifted the said John from the sacred font. (S) CIsPM.
1334, Letter of attorney by Willaim Trycket, of Bernestone (Barnston), for John de Gernet to deliver to Henry Gernet, seisin of a messuage, land and woodland, in the vill of Bernestone, …
1334-37, Henry knighted.
12/1/1337 at London, Grant by David de Tillebury, citizen and spicer of London, … Witnesses: Sir Henry Gernet, knight, …, Richard de Norton, …, John de Cherleton, … (S) CCRs.
1338, Henry and Joan hold land in the parish of Ashwell.
6/26/1339, Exemplification, at the request of the prioress of Stratford, of the tenor of the process before Henry Gernet and his fellows, commissioners de walliis et fossatis along the coast of the water of Thames and parts adjoining co. Essex, …
5/12/1341, Henry Gernet, knight, acknowledges that he owes to William Box, citizen of London, £12.
1341-42, Henry, High Sheriff of Essex.
7/29/1342, Henry constable of Colchester castle in Essex.
9/19/1342, Henry Gernet, escheator in the county of Middlesex. (S) CPRs.
11/26/1342, Henry Gernet, escheator in the counties of Essex and Hertford. (S) CPRs.
6/28/1343, Henry Gernet, knight, pardoned for “touching oppressions” in an office he held for a fine of £40. (S) CPRs.
1/24/1344, Debtor: Henry Gernet, knight, of Essex [family held High Easter in Dunmow Hundred]. Creditor: Philip de Bardi, and his partners, merchants of the Society of the Bardi [Alien merchants in London]. Amount: £100. (S) UKNA.
4/10/1345, John Darcy the son (le fitz), knight, querent, and Henry Gernet', knight, and [Joan], his wife, deforciants. The manors of Asshewell' and Henkstworth'. Henry has acknowledged the manors to be the right of John, as those which John has of [his] gift. John has granted to Henry and Joan the manors and [has rendered them to them in] the court, to hold to Henry and Joan, of the chief lords [for the lives] of Henry and Joan. And after the decease of Henry and Joan the manors shall remain to John de Sautre and Margery, his wife, and the heirs of the body of Margery, to hold of the chief lords for ever. In default of such heirs, successive remainders (1) to Thomas de Charnels (1055434), knight, and Maud, his wife, and the heirs of the body of Maud, (2) to Margaret, sister of the same Maud, and the heirs of her body and (3) to the right heirs of the aforesaid Henry. (S) Feet of Fines, Hertfordshire.
4/28/1345, Henry died; held, jointly with his wife Joanna, one messuage, 120 acres of arable, 15 acres of meadow, and 6s. 8d. rent, in Alvethele, of the Prior of Prittlewell, by the service of 3s. per annum. [Digswell manor.]
6/1/1345, Writ for IPM of Henry Gernet. Essex: Wenyngton. The manor held jointly with Joan his wife, who still survives, … Alvythele. A messuage, 120a. land, … Alvythele and Reynham. 20a. land … High Estre and. Bernston. A messuage, … Asshindon. A messuage, … He died on 28 April last. His daughters, Maud aged 14 years, Margery aged 13 years, and Margaret aged 4 years, are his next heirs. Hertford: Hyngsteworth. The manor held jointly with Joan his wife, … Asshwell. Certain lands and tenements … (S) CIsPM.
6/3/1345, Joan late the wife of Henry Gernet, knight, tenant of the land which belonged to Henry, puts in her place Thomas de la More, to defend the execution of a recognisance for £100 made by Henry in chancery to William de Dersham of Offeton.
7/12/1345 at Southwick, Commission of oyer and terminer to John Hamond, mayor of London, Roger de Depham and Geoffrey Tableter and Thomas Leggy, sheriffs of the same city, touching the persons who ravished and abducted Joan, late the wife of Henry Gernet, ‘chivaler’, at the suburb of London, and plundered her of goods, and those by whose procurement that felony was committed. (S) CPRs.
1345, The manor of Ashwell settled upon Henry Gernet and Joan his wife, to hold for life with reversion to John Darcy le Fitz (7605028) and his wife Margery, to Thomas de Charnels (1055434) and his wife Maud, and to Margaret sister of Maud, successively, Margery, Maud and Margaret being daughters of Henry and Joan. (S) Hist. of Hertford, V3, 1912, Ashwell.
1345, Joan received a quitclaim of the manor from Thomas de la Haye and Elizabeth his wife. (S) Historical Antiquities of Hertfordshire, Chauncy, 1826, P71.
4/15/1346, Wheras Robert Ledet arramed an assize of novel disseisin against Joan late the wife of Henry Garnet and others of tenements in Asshewell, … (S) CPRs.
6/18/1362, Whereas Robert de Rameseye of London, ‘freishfisshemonger’ was indicted of having with others, on Monday after the feast of the Translation of St. Thomas the Martyr in the nineteenth year, ravished Joan late wife of Henry Gernet on the water of Thames between Wolewych and the marsh of Esthamme and robbed her of goods to the value of 40 marks and her men and servants of goods to the value of 10 marks, in the county of Essex, and was afterwards acquitted before the king by the inquisition upon which he put himself, … (S) CPRs.
(S) Hist. of Hertford, V3, 1912, Ashwell.
· Henry likely s/o William Gernet: 1391, Lawrence Trussell and his wife Matilda sued for a moiety of the manor of Weynton and lands and rents in Alvythele, co. Essex which William Gernet had given to Henry Gernet and his wife Joan and the heirs of their bodies.
Children of Henry and Joan:
i. Maud Garnet (1055435), born 1331 in England.
ii. Margery Garnet, born 1332 in England.
Margery married John Darcy ‘le fitz’, s/o John Darcy ‘le piere’ & Emeline Heron.
1345, The manor of Ashwell settled upon Henry Gernet and Joan his wife, to hold for life with reversion to John Darcy le Fitz and his wife Margery, to Thomas de Charnels and his wife Maud, and to Margaret sister of Maud, successively, Margery, Maud and Margaret being daughters of Henry and Joan. (S) Hist. of Hertford, V3, 1912, Ashwell.
Margery married John Sawtre.
By 1361, Margery married Sir John Gildesburgh [Speaker of the House of Commons in 1380].
(S) Hist. of Essex, V7, 1978, Wennington.
iii. Margaret Garnet, born 1341 in England.
[By deed records Margaret appears to have died young.]