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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Sir Richard de Rokesle & Joan de Criol

2498698.  Sir Richard de Rokesle & 2498699. Joan de Criol

~1270, Richard de Rokele born in Kent, England, s/o §§John de Rokesle.

1278, Joan born in co. Kent, England, d/o 4997398. Bertram de Criol & 4997399. Eleanor de Crevecoeur.

1290 at Wedyngton in Warwickshire, Edith de Astley granted to Stephen her son, all her inheritance in Astley … witnesses, Luke de Ely, archdeacon of Coventry, … Thomas de Wolvey (30422170), …, Edmund de Hengrave (5908642), Richard de la Rokele, Knights, … (S) Ess. Tow’s Topo. Hist. of Norfolk, V9, 1808, Melton Constable.

1295, Joan’s father died.

By 1295, Richard married Joan.

10/18/1295, Licence for Eleanor de Criell (4997399) to enfeoff Richard de Rokesle and Joan her daughter of the manor of Terlingham, held by her in chief. (S) CPRs.

By 1296, Richard knighted.

1296, Richard enrolled, pursuant to the ordinance for the defence of the sea-coast, as a knight holding lands in Essex, though a non-resident of the county.

3/1/1296, Richard summoned against the Scots.

4/27/1296, King Edward I invaded Scotland with a force of 25,000 and won the Battle of Dunbar against the forces of John Comyn and his son.

6/14/1296, Edward captured Stirling castle, and then Edinburgh castle in an 8 day seige. The defeat was such that the Scot king, John de Baliol, abdicated and went into exile in France.

3/24/1300, Letters nominating an attorney for 1 year in Ireland for Richard de Rokesle, staying in England. (S) CPRs.

1300, Richard made a knight banneret by King Edward I at the siege of Caerlaverock castle.

5/20/1301, Licence, … for John de Rokele, tenant in chief, to enfeoff Richard de Rokele, his son, of his manors of Westwode and Rokele, and for the latter to re-grant them to his father, for life. (S) CPRs.

Aft. 1301, Richard’s father died.

11/4/1301, Richard de Rokesle to collect taxes in co. Kent. (S) CPRs.

11/7/1302, Appointment to the sheriff of Kent and Richard de Rokesle to levy and collect in that county the 40s. on every knight’s fee, … (S) CPRs.

7/22/1305, Henry de Cobham and Richard de Rokesle to collect the 20th and 30th in the county of Kent. (S) CPRs.

1306, Richard de Rokesle and Henry de Apudrefeld, knights of the shire, called to parliament at Westminster for Kent. (S) Hist. and Topo. of Kent, V1, 1797, Members of Parliament.

3/5/1306, Robert the Bruce had himself crowned king of Scotland. Although 67 and in bad health, Edward marched north with his army.

5/10/1306, Richard ordered to perform military service against the Scots; or to appear in the Exchequer to compound for his attendance.

4/28/1306, IPM of Bertram de Criel. Kent: Pottebery in Estwelle. … Setene. The manor … Niewenton by Hethe. A moiety of the manor … held jointly with Petronilla his wife … which they acquired of Eleanor de Criel … His sister, Joan the wife of Sir Richard de Rokesle, knight, aged 28, is his next heir. Hertford: Aldebury. The manor … (S) CIsPM.

10/4/1306, Order to the escheator beyond Trent … Bertrand de Cryel  held in chief the manor of Setene, co. Kent, by the serjeanty of finding for the king when going to Gascony a man called a ' veutrer ' to take 3 greyhounds of the king until the same veutrer wore out a pair of shoes at the king's cost, and that Bertrand held no other lands in chief, and that Joan, wife of Richard de Rokesle, sister of Bertrand (Joan’s half-brother), is his nearest heir and of full age, to deliver to Richard and Joan the said manor and all other lands late of Bertrand, taking security from Richard, who has done fealty. (S) CFRs.

1307, Richard de Rokesle and Waretius de Valoigns, knights of the shire, called to parliament at Westminster for Kent. (S) Hist. and Topo. of Kent, V1, 1797, Members of Parliament.

11/1/1307, Richard appointed seneschal and warden of Poitou and Mortrieul in Picardy [France]. (S) CPRs.

11/25/1307, Order to Richard de Rokesle, seneschal of Ponthieu … (S) CFRs.

2/25/1308, by writ, Richard de Rokesley of Kent and his wife attend the coronation of Edward II and his Queen.

3/18/1308, Commission to Richard de Rokele, seneschal of Ponthieu and Monstreuil, and Thomas de Insula to make an extent of all lands in those counties. (S) CPRs.

6/30/1311, Richard summoned against the Scots.

5/6/1313, Richard de la Rokele obtained letters of protection to accompany Nicholas de Segrave beyond the seas. (S) CPRs.

1313, John de Segrave and Juliana his wife, and Richard de Rokesle and Joan his wife, are summoned to answer by what warrant they claim to have the hundred of Folkstone, … They answer that this said manor of Folkstone, of which Terlingham is a limb, … was one seized of Matilda de Averenches (9994799), who died seized thereof ; that after her death they descended to Agnes, Alianore, Isolda, and Isabella, as her daughters and heirs ; that Isabella is dead without issue, that in the division … the said manor … assigned to the purports of the said Agnes and Alianor. From Anges … to her son John … from the said John to the claimant Juliana. … from Alianore, … to the claimant Joan. [This John de Segrave is younger s/o Sir John de Segrave & Christine de Plesey.]

4/1/1314, Enrolment of release by Roger de Rokesle the younger … Witnesses: Richard de Rokesle, Roger le Sauvage, John de Chaumpaigne, William de Creye, knights; … (S) CCRs.

6/1315, Richard of Kent, and Richard of Suffolk, both called against the Scots.

6/18/1316, Commission to Roger Sauvage, Richard de Rokesle and … to make inquisition in Kent … (S) CFRs.

6/13/1317, Richard ordered to receive Cardinals at Dover. (S) CCRs.

3/14/1318, Appointment of Henry de Cobham, the younger, … Richard de Rokesle and … to be conservators of the peace and of the Stature of Winchester in the county of Kent. (S) CPRs.

1321, Richard died holding the manors of Westwood and Ruxley, Kent. Richard also held the manor of Tottington. (S) Memories of Malling and its Valley, Fielding, 1893, P30.

5/6/1321, Order to the escheator on this side Trent to take into the king's hand the lands late of Richard son of John de Rokesle, deceased, tenant in chief. (S) CFRs.


1322, Inquisition on the death of Richard, son of John de Rokeslee, held at Rochester, … died seized of the manor of Terlingham, which he held, with Joan his wife, had of Alianore de Cryel, … held of the King in capite, … and that Joan, wife of Walter Pateshull, aged 25, and Agnes, wife of Thomas de Poynings, aged 22, are the next heirs.

3/26/1322, Licence for Joan, late the wife of Richard de Rokesle, to grant to Thomas de Cryel of Newenton and the heir of his body, with reversion … to the said Joan … land in Bocton Alluph, held in chief as of the honor of Boylogne, … (S) CPRs.

1322, Joan died.

11/3/1322, IPM of Joan, late the wife of Richard de Rokesley. Kent: Terlingham. The manor … Folkestane. The hundred …  Joan, the wife of Walter de Pateshulle, aged 26 and more, and Agnes the wife of Thomas de Ponynges, aged 23 and more, are her next heirs. Totyngtone. The manor … held for life, by the gift of John de Rokesle to her and the said Richard to hold to them and the heirs of the said Richard, … Horsemunden … Westwode …  daughters and heirs both of the said Joan and Richard. (S) CIsPM.

(S) The Hist. of the Twelve Great Livery Companies of London, Herbert, 1836, P201. (S) The Siege of Carlaverock, Nicolas, 1828, P337. (S) Archaeologia Cantiana, V2, 1859. (S) Hist. and Topo. of Kent, V8, 1799, Padlesworth.

Family notes:

·         7/2/1264, Safe conduct until Sunday after the feast of the Translation of St. Thomas the Martyr and the whole of that day for John de Rokele, coming to the king at London. (S) CPRs.

·         11/8/1266, Commission to enquire touching a complaint by B. archbishop of Canterbury … John de Rokeley entered certain lands in Tylemanston and many other persons entered other lands of their fee … (S) CPRs.

·         At the same time as this Richard there was another living in Norfolk & Suffolk. Some calls against the Scots called both Richard’s to service. [Their differing family members allow them to be distinguished.]

Children of Richard and Joan:

i. Joan de Rokesley, born 1297 in England.

Joan married Walter de Pateshull.

7/28/1323, Whereas the manor of Westwode, of Richard de Rokesle was seised ... by reason of Richard's death, and was afterwards assigned in dower to Joan, late the wife of Richard, by Walter de Pateshull and Joan his wife, eldest daughter and heiress of Richard, and by Thomas de Ponyngs and Agnes his wife, younger daughter and heiress of Richard, ... wrongly taken into the king's hands after Joan's death ... partition has now been made ... ought not to have been taken into his hands after Joan's death, as the heirs and parceners were then of full age. (S) CCRs.

Joan married 2nd William Baud.

11/8/1349, Enrolment of the partition of the lands which Eleanor late the wife of John son of Bertram de Cryel (4997398) held for life of the inheritance of Joan late the wife of William Baud, kinswoman and heir of John, and of Michael de Ponynges, knight, son and heir of Agnes (1249349), Joan's sister, kinswoman and heir of John, with the assent of those heirs, … in co. Kent. (S) CCRs. [Agnes and Joan daughters of Joan de Criol (2498699), d/o Bertram de Cryel, and heiress to her brother Bertram, who was heir to his older brother John, who was married to this Eleanor.]

ii. Agnes de Rokesley (1249349), born 1300 in England.