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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Sir Ralph de Esse

2495012. Sir Ralph de Esse

~1285, Ralph de Assh born in Devon, England.

7/7/1307, Edward II succeeded Edward I as King of England.

2/5/1310, “…  Creditor: Ralph de Esse [of Plaistow in Devon, held fee in Thuborough and Clystermeldon, Black Torrington Hundred, Devon]. Amount: £10.” (S) UKNA.

5/5/1325,  Ralph de Esse bought the marriage of the son and heir of John de Ferar[iis], who, it was said, did not hold of the king, from Henry de Pomeroy, … and the king is now given to understand that John held on the day of his death certain fees as of the honour of Tremeton, in the king's hands, by knight service, … (S) CCRs.

8/8/1325, Ralph de Assh acknowledges that he owes to William de Holynes, clerk, £10; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Deyon. (S) CCRs.

4/4/1326, IPM of William son of William Martyn. … Devon: … Pleystowe. 1 fee held by Ralph de [Esse of] Thesbergh. (S) CIsPM.

8/1/1326, To …, escheator in cos. Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, and Dorset. Order to deliver to Robert de Watevill and Margaret his wife, late the wife of William son of William Martyn, … which the king has assigned to her as dower: … a fee in Pleystowe, in the same county, which Ralph de Esse of Thesbergh holds, of the yearly value of 100s. … (S) CCRs.

3/17/1327, Ralph de Assh acknowledges that he owes to William de Holyns, clerk, £20; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Devon. (S) CCRs.

1327-32, Ralph knighted.

1331-2, “Ralph de Esse, knight, to grant a messuage in Exeter to the vicars of the church of Crediton, retaining the manor of Ash (in Musbury). Devon.” (S) UKNA.

2/12/1332, Licence for alienation in Mortain by Ralph de Esse, knight, to the vicars of the church of Criditon of a messuage in Exeter to hold on condition that one of their number celebrate divine service daily for the soul of the said Ralph, for ever. (S) CPRs.

4/10/1335, “Debtor: Ralph de Asshe {Esse} of Plaistow, of Devon. Creditor: William Pyg of Exeter [Devon] Amount: £10.” (S) UKNA.

Ralph de Esse, “Knt” died.

(S) 1564 Visitation of Devon – “Dennys of Orleigh”.

Family notes:

·         1197, Land in Sardasse; Thomas de Esse to William de Einesford. (S) Feet of Fines, Kent.

·         1203, Thomas de Esse, one of the recognitores magnæ assisæ. (S) BHO, Parishes: 7oke [Kent].

·         Ralph de Esse held the manor of Ash, Devon in the reign of Henry III. (S) History, Gaz. and Directory of the Co. of Devon, 1879, P682.

·         1222, Thomas de Ash and his wife Margaret held reversion of lands

·         10/22/1264, Ralph de Esse appointed High Sheriff of Devon. (S) FRsHIII.

·         1272, Devon. Robert Giffard’ son of Thomas de Esse gives half a mark for an assize to be taken before Stephen Heym. Order to the sheriff of Devon. (S) FRs of HIII.

·         4/1276, Alan de Ash grants to the St. Bartholomew, near Hethe, a piece of land in the parish of Saltwode. (S) 6th Rpt. of Royal Comm. On Hist. Manuscripts, 1877, P512.

·         1278, Ralph de Esse held the manor of Esse/Ash under John de Courtenay. (S) Report and Transactions, V32, Devonshire Association, P213.

·         7/5/1301, To the sheriff of Devon. Order to cause a coroner to be elected in place of Alan de Assh, who is so broken by age and blind that he is insufficient for the execution of the duties of the office. (S) CCRs.

·         9/22/1306, Debtor: Thomas de Esse [of Devon]. Amount 10m. (S) UKNA.

Child of Ralph and ?:

i. Alan Esse (1247506), born ~1310 in Devon, England.