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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Baron Roger de Somery & Agnes ?

2498730. Baron Roger de Somery & 2498731. Agnes ?

1256, Roger de Somerie born in England, heir & s/o 486765256. Baron Roger de Someri & 4997461. Amabil de Chaucombe.

~1265, Roger married Agnes.

2/12/1270, Roger granted a market and fair at Newport Pagnell, Buckingham. (S) Gaz. of Markets and Fairs.

11/16/1272, Edward I succeeded Henry III as King of England. [While on crusade.]

8/1273, Roger of Dudley castle, Staffordshire heir to his father, placed as a ward of King Edward I. (S) CIsPM.

2/28/1274, Order to cause Roger de Somery, son and heir of Roger de Somery, tenant in chief, to have 20 marks towards his maintenance … (S) CCRs.

8/19/1274 at Westminster abbey, Edward I crowned king of England.

11/13/1278, Order to the treasurer … to cause enrolment to be made pursuant to the king's grant to Roger de Somery that of the 300 marks by which he made fine for trespass he render 100 marks a year. (S) CFRs.

5/22/1280, Roger de Somery acknowledges that he owes to Nutus de Florencia, merchant, 30 marks. (S) CCRs.

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) Cal. of Various Chancery Rolls, 1277-1326.

5/1282, Roger fined 200 marks for “whilst hunting in his chase of Baggerugge, which is within the forest of Canok, put up a stag with his dogs, which fled …” [causing a trespass] (S) Staffordshire Hist. Coll.’s, V5, Pt1, 1884, Forest Pleas.

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.

6/24/1284, Roger de Somery attorned before the king … concerning a trespass committed upon him by them. (S) CCRs.

4/28/1286, David de Jarcumvill acknowledges that he owes to Roger de Someri 100s. (S) CCRs.

1287, Roger held land in Bromwich, Warwickshire by a knight’s fee and similarly the castle of Dudley.

8/30/1287, Roger de Somery acknowledges that he owes to William de Hamelton, clerk, 20 marks. (S) CCRs.

10/1291, “Roger de Somery alias de Sumerri: Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Staffordshire, Surrey, Rutland, Huntingdonshire, Wiltshire, Oxfordshire, Wales” died. (S) UKNA, IPM.

10/19/1291, IPM of Rogery de Somery. Berks: Bradefeld. The manor …  where Agnes his wife was joined with him in the feoffment, and they render 100s. … Buckingham: Neuport Paynel. The manor … 13.75 knights’ fees … John his son, aged 13 on Monday before St. Chad in March, is his next heir … Warwick: … Aston and Dodeston. The hamlets … Worcester: Doddeleye. The borough … duty of carrying hay from a certain meadow in the county of Warwick to the castle, mines of iron and sea coal … [extensive properties in various counties] … (S) CIsPM.


1291, Agnes became baroness of Dudley.

2/6/1292, Order to deliver to Agnes, late the wife of Roger de Somery, tenant in chief, the following of Roger's knights' fees … (S) CCRs.

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) Gaz. of Markets and Fairs in England and Wales to 1516.

7/27/1300, John de Somery, … acknowledge that they owe to Agnes, late the wife of Roger de Somery, £100. (S) CCRs.

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.

7/6/1305, King Edward I, representing John (2110866, a minor), took part of the manor of Sulham after John’s uncle Benedict de Blakenham sold it to Agnes de Somery. [John’s father Hugh owed Benedict money for rent of lands. John retained half including La Hyde and Tilehurst.]

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 £5000 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.

11/1308, Agnes died.

11/20/1308, Order to the escheator on this side Trent to take into the king's hand the lands late of Agnes de Somery, deceased, tenant in chief. (S) CFRs.

(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 3/1281 in England.

12/271298, … the heir of Roger de Sumery, tenant in chief, a minor in the king's ward, … (S) CFRs.

1/3/1309, Order to deliver to John de Sumery, son and heir of Agnes de Sumery, tenant in chief, the lands late of his said mother,  he having done homage. (S) CFRs.

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.

5/28/1319, Order to the escheator beyond Trent to make inquisition in the presence of John de Somery … touching the lands whereof Guy de Bello Campo, earl of Warwick … died seised in his demesne as of fee in Stodleye, and how and in what manner, and to take any such lands into the king's hand and deliver the same to the said John, to hold of the king's grant until the full age of the heir … who is in the king's ward … (S) CFRs.

11/22/1321, John died; his 2 sisters his heirs.

8/24/1322, IPM of John de Somery. Nottingham: Warsop and Ekering. The manors, … His sisters, Margaret the wife of John de Sutton, aged 30, and Joan late the wife of Thomas Botetourte [alias de Buttetourt], aged 29, are his [next] heirs. Warwick: Bordeshal]. The hamlet, … Dunchirche. The manor … Stafford: Duddele. The castle, with a water-mill, a fish pond, and a park … All held of the king in chief by barony … Berks: … Surrey: … Southampton: … Worcester: … Buckingham: … Rutland: … (S) CIsPM.

ii. Margaret de Somery (11820439), born 1288 in England.

iii. Joan de Somery (1249365), born 1291 in England.