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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

2495012 Ralph de Esse

2495012. Sir Ralph de Esse

Ralph de Esse, “Knt.”

2/24/1308 at Westminster, Edward II crowned 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.

Bef. 6/5/1325, Henry de la Pomerey had sold the marriage of William, son and heir of John de Ferrers of Chircheston, to Ralph de Esse, who had married him [apparently without the king’s licence.] (S) CIsPM.

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.

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

Family notes:
• Ralph de Esse held the manor of Ash, Devon in the reign of Henry III. (S) History, Gazetteer and Directory of the County of Devon, 1879, P682.
• 10/22/1264, Ralph de Esse appointed High Sheriff of Devon. (S) Fine Rolls of Henry III.
• 1278, Ralph de Esse held the manor of Esse/Ash under John de Courtenay. (S) Report and Transactions, V32, Devonshire Association, P213.

Child of Ralph and ?:

i. Alan Esse (1247506), born ~1325 in England.