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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

G22: 2498730 Roger de Somery

2498730. Baron Roger de Somery & 2498731. Agnes ?

1256, Roger born in England, heir & s/o 486765256. Baron Roger de Someri & 4997461. Amabil de Chaucombe.
2/12/1270, Roger granted a market and fair at Newport Pagnell, Buckingham. (S) Gazetteer of Markets and Fairs.
8/1273, Roger of Dudley castle, Staffordshire heir to his father, placed as a ward of King Edward I.
1274, Order to cause Roger de Somery, son and heir of Roger de Somery, tenant in chief, to have 20 marks towards his maintenance … (S) Calendar of the Close Rolls, V15.
8/19/1274 at Westminster abbey, Edward I crowned king of England.
3/25/1282, Roger de Somery to support Roger de Mortuo Mari in support of Roger de Clifford who had been attacked by Welsh malefactors [led by Davydd ap Llywelyn] by night at the castle of Hawardyn and captured. (S) Calendar of Various Chancery Rolls, 1277-1326.
6/28/1283, Roger de Somery summoned to Shrewsbury by writ from Rhuddlan to the king to hold a colloquium to ordain what should be done with David, brother of Llewellyn, formerly prince of Wales. (S) The Titular Barony of Clavering, 1891, P16.
1283, Roger de Somery, “Somery requests justice because after Parles, who holds the manor of Handsworth of him, was hanged for felony, it was found by inquisition that the manor belonged to the petitioner and was his escheat …” (S) UKNA.
1287, Roger held land in Bromwich, Warwickshire by a knight’s fee and similarly the castle of Dudley.
1291, “Roger de Somery alias de Sumerri: Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Staffordshire, Surrey, Rutland, Huntingdonshire, Wiltshire, Oxfordshire, Wales” died. (S) UKNA, IPM.
1291, Agnes became baroness of Dudley.
1293, Agnes de Somery held the market and fair at Rowley Regis, Worcestershire, by a demise made to her late husband, Roger de Somery, by William de Etlingg’, for a term of 16 years. Agnes de Somery was holding Handsworth, Staffordshire in dower, of the inheritance of John, son and heir of Roger de Somery, who was a minor in the king’s custody. (S) Gazetteer of Markets and Fairs in England and Wales to 1516.
2/2/1301, Commission … on behalf of Agnes, late the wife of Roger de Sumery, touching on persons who ejected her from the custody of the manor of Birmingeham, co. Warwick, … (S) CPRs.
11/12/1302, Grant, at the instance of Hugh le Despenser, to Agnes, late the wife of Roger de Sumery, who holds the manor of Rouley … may hold … for life … (S) CPRs.
6/4/1307 in London, Enrolment of indentured deed of Agnes, late the wife of Roger de Somery, witnessing that whereas Sir Richard de Sutton has acknowledged in chancer that he is bound to her in 5,000£ to be paid … (S) CCRs.
6/7/1307, Pardon to Agnes, late the wife of Roger de Sumery and Roger her son, for acquiring … the manor of Prestwode, … co. Stafford, … forest of Kynefare … (S) CPRs. [Although Roger appears to be deceased.]
6/18/1307, Grant to Agnes de Someri of 54.5 acres in the forest of Kynefare, co. Stafford, … (S) CPRs.
1309, Agnes died.
(S) Plantagenet Ancestry, Richardson, P137.
Family notes:
·         6/2/1302, Pardon to Walter de Winterton, by reason of his service in Scotland, for the death of Roger de Somery. (S) CPRs.

Children of Rogery and Agnes:
i. John de Somery, born ? in England.

John married Lucy, d/o Sir Henry de Grey.
1309, John became baron of Dudley, Lord Somery, held of the castle of Weoley in Northfield, Worcestershire and the manors of Newport Paynell, Buckingshire, Mere in Forton, Staffordshire, and Cradley and Hagley, Worcestershire.
1321, John died; his 2 sisters his heirs.

ii. Margaret de Somery (11820439), born 1288 in England.
iii. Joan de Somery (1249365), born 1291 in England.