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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

2110870 Henry Garnet

2110870. Sir Henry Garnet & 2110871. Joan ?

~1285, Henry born in England.

9/11/1307, Debtor: Henry Gernet, of Essex [family held High Easter in Dunmow Hundred]. (S) UKNA.

2/24/1308 at Westminster, Edward II crowned king of England.

~1310, Joan born in England.

1313, John de Tany conveyed the manor of Wennington to Henry Garnet and his wife. [Likely an unknown wife prior to Joan.]

10/24/1313, Henry Gernet on a commission de “walliis et fossatis” [to take care of a water way] for the river Thames.

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.

1317, Henry a king’s coroner in the county of Essex. [Removed by the king the same year.] (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.

5/21/1321, Henry Gernet on a commission de walliis et fossatis for the river Thames. (S) CPRs.

1323, Henry and Joan held lands in Hinxworth.

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.

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 …

1/10/1327, Henry given protection, with clause nolumnus, for one 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 one 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 …

9/26/1331, Henry given protection, with “clause nolumnus,” for one year.

4/25/1332, Henry Gernet, keeper of the land and of the heir of William de Cleidon.

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, …

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.

1345, the manor of Ashwell settled on Henry Gernet and Joan his wife.

1345 Humphrey de Bohun appears as overlord of a manor of Hinxworth which was held of him by Henry Gernet and Joan his wife. Henry and Joan were 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.

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.

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, 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.

Family notes:
• Henry possibly 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. Margery Garnet, born ? in England.
Margery married John Darcy.
Margery married John Sawtre.
By 1361, Margery married Sir John Gildesborough.

ii. Maud Garnet (1055433), born ~1330 in England.

iii. Margaret Garnet, born ? in England.
[By deed records Margaret appears to have died young.]