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Monday, July 26, 2010

Lord Gerard de Lisle & Eleanor de Arundel

2954876. Lord Gerard de Lisle & 2954877. Eleanor de Arundel

1304, Gerard de Insula born in England, s/o 5909752. Warin de Lisle & 5909753. Alice Tyeys.

~1310, Eleanor born in England, d/o 5909944. Earl Edmund Fitz Alan & 5909945. Alice de Warenne.

1322, Gerard heir to his father.

Eleanor 1st married William de Saint John.

[––Gerard & Eleanor––]

Aft. 12/3/1329, Gerard 1st married Eleanor.

2/1/1327 at Westminster, Edward III, age 14, crowned king of England.

3/1327, Gerard’s father’s attainment revoked; and the escheator was ordered to not meddle in Gerard’s lands.

1327, Gerard knighted.

1329, Gerard proved his right to free warren in his demesne lands at Stowe and Kislingbury, Northamptonshire by grant of King Henry III to Geoffrey de Armenters.

1332, Richard Herman to answer Gerard de Lisle concerning a plea that Richard with force and arms broke the close of Gerard at Alverston, Hampshire, … took and carried away 20 cartloads of earth, … value of 40s, and … consumed his grass … value of 60s.

1333, Gerard served against the Scots under Richard fitz Alan, earl of Arundel.

5/1333, Siege of Berwick in Scotland.

7/19/1333, Battle of Halidon Hill, a small rise of 600 ft. 2 miles to the north-west of Berwick. Scots under Sir Archibald Douglas defeated by forces of Edward III.

12/1334, Gerard received summons for military service.

3/1335, Gerard received summons for military service and served in Scotland under Richard, Earl of Arundel.

1335, King Edward again into Scotland in support of Edward Balliol. The Scots refused to meet the large force in open battle, and instead ravaged towns throughout Scotland.

1338, Gerard settled the manors of Stowe and Church Brampton, Northamptonshire on himself and his wife Eleanor.

1339, Sir Gerard had a dispute with his mother as to the presentation to the church of Stowe-Nine-Churches (Northamptonshire).

10/24/1339, Commission of oyer … on complaint by Gerard de Insula, knight, that … broke his park at Stowe, co. Northampton … (S) CPRs.

6/1340, Sir Gerard was again in the army of the Earl of Arundel, travelling ‘beyond the seas’ as a knight banneret, engaged in the French campaign. (S) CCRs.

6/24/1340, Battle of Sluys, France. A sea battle – one of the opening conflicts of the Hundred Years' War. During the battle the French navy was devasted, giving the English fleet mastery over the channel. In a 9-hour battle the English attacked 166 French ships at their moorings.

7/23/1340, Siege of Tournai, France. By September a truce was negotiated and the English withrdrew.

1342, Gerard and Eleanor in a suit over lands she held in dower of her first husband.

7/12/1346, King Edward landed an invasion force of 10000 in Normandy, which marched north plundering the countryside. King Philip VI, with 8000 horsemen and 4000 Genoese crossbowmen pursued.

7/26/1346 at Caen, capital of Normandy, Edward’s forces captured the city; and Raoul, Count of Eu, Constable of France, and Jean de Tancarville, Grand Chamberlain of France.

8/26/1346, Gerard a knight banneret in the division of the Earl of Arundel at the battle of Crecy. Edward III vs. Philip VI, heralded the rise of the longbow as the dominant weapon, and also saw the use of the ribauldequin, an early cannon, by the English. The English longbowmen could fire much more quickly than the Genoese, with a killing range of 250 yards.

By 1347, Eleanor died.


8/2/1347, Gerard heir to his mother, through which he inherited the Tyeys estates.

1347, Gerard contracted to marry 2nd Margery Poynings (2955091), d/o Michael, widow of Edmund Bacon and Nicholas de la Beche. [No marriage, Margery abducted by John Dalton from her manor of Beaumys.]

11/24/1348 at Beedon, Gerard de Insula, knight; and his sons Warin, Richard, Gerard and Edmund. Gerard has granted to Warin, Richard, Gerard and Edmund all his goods in his manor of Lidyert. (S) UKNA.

1348, The Black Death entered the west countryside of England [likely entering through Bristol].

5/20/1349, Gerard heir to his mother’s brother Henry Tyeys’ wife Margaret, who held lands in dower.

1349, Gerard presented to the church of Abbotstone, Hampshire, and to the church of Mundford, Norfolk.

3/5/1350, Gerard again accompany the Earl of Arundel, with 30 men-at-arms in return for 100 marks  per year, receiving £100 before leaving England.

6/23/1350, Commission of oyer and terminer to William de Shareshull, Gerard de Lyle, … complaint by William de Cantilupo … co. Wilts. (S) CPRs.

8/1350, English navy in battle with the Spanish near Winchelsea. Using grappling hooks and bording tactics, the English destroyed most of the Spanish vessels. King Edward’s ship was sunk.

9/1350, Gerard received a licence to make a pilgrimage to Rome, along with 7 horses.

10/10/1350, Protection for Gerard de Lysle and Warin de Lysle, ‘chivaler,’ until Easter. (S) CPRs.

11/22/1350, Inquisition made by late escheator, showing that Alice late the wife of Warin de Insula, alias Alice Tyes, held in her demesne as of fee on the day of her death 2 parts of the manor of Brakene, co. York, together with tho reversion of the third part of the said manor which Margaret late the wife of Henry Tyes held in dower, of the heir of William de Roos of Hamelak, late a minor in the king's ward, … Alice died on 2 August, 21 Edward III, and Margaret on 20 May, 23 Echvard III , and that Gerard de Insula, 'chivaler,' son of the said Alice, is her next heir and of full age,—to meddle no further with the said manor, delivering to Gerard any issues taken. (S) CFRs.

6/20/1351, Gerard de Insula, knight; and Sir John de Kyselyngbury and Sir John de Newenham. Gerard has quitclaimed to John and John the manors of Alwartone and Tuernayl and all other lands which he had in Cornwall. (S) Berkeley Castle Muniments.

[––Gerard & Elizabeth––]

By 7/1/1351, Gerard married Elizabeth, widow of Edmund, Lord St. John of Basing. [Elizabeth, d/o Sir John le Strange & Ankaret le Boteler.]

1352, Gerard presented to the church of Mundford, Norfolk.

7/3/1354, Gerard fined £100 for marrying Elizabeth without a royal license.

8/1354, “Gerard de Insula, dominus de Stowe”, one of the barons who agreed to the appointment of the Pope as arbitrator in the continuing dispute with France.

10/15/1354, Extension until the quinzaine of Martinmas next of the late commitment to Gerard de Insula and Elizabeth, his wife, late the wife of Edmund de Sancto Johanne, of the keeping of the lands assigned to Elizabeth as her dower after the death of her first husband. (S) CFRs.

11/27/1354, Pardon for 100 marks … Gerard de Insula … the said Gerard and Elizabeth, his wife, late the wife of Edmund de Sancto Johanne, … for intermarrying without the king’s licence. (S) CPRs.

3/27/1356, Gerard de Insula, knight; and Warin his son and Margaret, Warin's wife. Gerard has granted to Warin and Margaret the manor of Brampton (Northants.), with all the appurtenances except the advowson; to them and their issue, rent a red rose a year. Witnesses: Warin de Insula, Henry Tyeys, knights [Henry is Gerard’s younger brother] … (S) UKNA.

12/15/1357, Gerard was summoned to Parliament by writs directed to ‘Gerardo de Insula or del Isle’, whereby he is held to have become Lord Lisle.

6/20/1358, Gerard attended the King at a Royal Council of 6 bishops, … 7 earls, and about 30 barons …

10/10/1359, Gerard in France commanded with 4 earls and 19 others to attend a council in the king’s absence.

10/1359, Edward III again invaded France, eventually taking Saint-Florentin and Tonnerre. [Edward nearly reached Paris before turning back.]

6/15/1360, Gerard died holding the manor of Kingston Lisle from his overlord, Robert de Lisle of Rougemont by the service of 1 knight's fee and a pair of gilt spurs or 6d; buried at Stowe-Nine-Churches.


9/3/1360, Elizabeth widow of Sir Gerard, and Warin de Lisle, son and heir of the said Gerard. Warin has assigned to Elizabeth in dower the manor of Brakken with appurtenances (Yorks.), and half the manor of Kyngestone and Faulore (Berks.)

6/10/1361, Writ for IPM of Gerard de Insula. Sussex: Walberton, the manor held with Elizabeth his wife, who survives and who holds it for life by way of dower after the death of Edmund de Sancto Johanne, her former husband, by the king’s assignment; Warin de Insula, knight, his son, aged 30 years and more, is his heir. Oxford: Fretewell, the manor, whereof he was enfeoffed jointly with Richard his son, held of Robert de Insula of Rougemount by service of a knight’s fee. Southampton: Bromlegh manor, Abbodeston manor. Wilts: manor of Chilton Foliot, Chrelton by Hungerford, Fresshedon by Esthrop. Berks: Kyngeston de Lisle, Buden, Hordwell manors. (S) CIsPM.

 (S) UKNA. (S) The Complete Peerage, Cokayne, 1929. (S) Report of Proceedings on the Claim to the Barony of L’Isle, 1829.

Children of Gerard and Eleanor:

i. Warin de Lisle (1477438), born 1330 in England.

ii. Richard de Lisle, born ? in England.

11/24/1348 at Beedon, Gerard de Insula, knight; and his sons Warin, Richard, Gerard and Edmund. Gerard has granted to Warin, Richard, Gerard and Edmund all his goods in his manor of Lidyert. (S) UKNA.

12/13/1358, Sir Warin de Insula, knight; and Serlo (Cerle) Fox and Juliana his wife. Warin has demised at farm to Serlo and Juliana a messuage with a curtilage in the vill of Bramptone. (S) UKNA.

~1364, Richard died. [Hugh de Arderne received payment form Warin for being an executor of Richard.] (S) UKNA.

iii. Gerard de Lisle, born ? in England.

iv. Edmund de Stonor, born ? in England.

4/12/1378, Warin de Lisle, Lord Tieys, to Edmund de Stonor, sheriff of Oxford and Berkshire, his brother: request for the levy of the debts of a former bailiff of Shrivenham, Berkshire. (S) UKNA.

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