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Sunday, August 1, 2010

Sir John de Crophull & Margery de Verdun

2955188. Sir John de Crophull & 2955189. Margery de Verdun

8/10/1310, Margery born at Alton, Staffordshire, England, 3rd d/o 2498690. Lord Thebaud de Verdun & 5910379. Maud de Mortimer.

1316, Margery a coheir to her father.

3/20/1318, Sale to Roger Damory, in consideration of £200 … of the marriages of Margery and Isabella, the daughters of Theobald de Verdun, tenant in chief. (S) CPRs.

~1323, John de Crophill born in England, heir & s/o 5910376. Ralph de Crophull & 5910377. Maud ?. (S) The Dormant and Extinct Baronage, Banks, 1837, P181.

1/24/1327, Edward III, age 14, succeeded Edward II as King of England.

[––Margery & William––]

2/20/1327, Proof of age of Margery, one of the daughters and heirs of Theobald de Verdon, whom William le Blount married. Stafford: John de Hodinet, aged 54 years, says that the said Margery was 16 years of age at the feast of St. Laurence last past, for she was born at Alveton on that day, 4 Edward II, and baptised in the church there on the same day; and this he knows because he was there with the said Theobald and announced the said birth to him … (S) CIsPM.

5/3/1327, Writ of scire facias for Theobald de Verdon. Whereas the late king … assigned to Thomas de Furnivall, de Furnyvall or de Fournivall, the younger, and Joan his wife, the eldest of the daughters and one of the heirs of the said Theobald, who had completed her age, the castle and manor of Alveton, … whereas Bartholomew de Burghessh, who took to wife Elizabeth, daughter of the said Theobald, and William le Blount, who took to wife Margery, the third daughter of the same Theobald, and the said Elizabeth and Margery, who have proved their ages, have brought suit that the reasonable pourparties of the said Elizabeth and Margery … (S) CIsPM.

2/11/1328, Grant to William le Blount of the manor of Stoke upon Tirne … in Ludelowe, late of Theobald de Verdon, deceased, … to hold until partition be made of the inheritance of Theobald … (S) CPRs.

2/5/1328, Order to the escheator beyond Trent to resume into the king's hand the lands late of Theobald de Verdon, tenant in chief of Edward II, except the lands assigned in dower to Elizabeth late his wife … because the inquisitions taken are challenged … at the suit of William Je Blount and Margery his wife, one of the daughters and heirs of Theobald de Verdon, who has proved her age, asserting that the partition of 2 parts of the lands late of Theobald at the suit of Thomas de Furnival the younger and Joan (5908539) his wife, the other daughter and heir, was made erroneously. (S) CFRs.

6/7/1332, William le Blount and Margery his wife, staying in England, have letters nominating … in Ireland … (S) CPRs.

1/30/1333, Licence for William le Blount and Margery his wife to enfeoff … the manors of Webbeley and Balterdeley, … with remainder to the right heirs of Margery. (S) CPRs.

12/1337, Lord William le Blount died. (S) CCRs, 12/14/1337.

12/15/1337, Order to deliver to Margery, late the wife of William le Blount, the castle and manor of Webbeleye, co. Hereford, …  the town of Balterdeleys, co. Stafford, … (S) CCRs.

1/26/1338, Margery late the wife of William le Blount, staying in England, has letters nominating … in Ireland … (S) CPRs.

[––Margery & Mark––]

Margery married 2nd Sir Mark Husee of Sussex.

10/18/1339, Mark Husee and Margery his wife, staying in England, have letters nominating … in Ireland … (S) CPRs.

5/5/1343, Mark Husee and Margery his wife, staying in England, have letters nominating … in Ireland … (S) CPRs.

12/26/1344, Grant, at the instance of Mark Huse and Margery, his wife, dwelling in England, … and defend for them in all pleas … in Ireland. (S) CPRs.

3/18/1345, Mark Husee and Margery his wife, staying in England, have letters nominating … in Ireland … (S) CPRs.

1346, Sir Mark Husee died before his father.

2/10/1346, Order to escheator in the county of Kent to take into the king's hand the lands late of Mark Husee deceased. (S) CFRs.

[––Margery––]

7/14/1346, Margery late the wife of William le Blount, staying in England, has letters nominating … in Ireland … (S) CPRs.

[––John & Margery––]

By 1340, John’s father died.

~1349, John married Margery.

4/1356, John de Crophull and Margaret granted tenements and rent in Baltederley … which John de Blount, of Sodynton, held for life, of the inheritance of Margaret, and which should revert to them and the heirs of Margaret, shall remain to John, son of John, and his heirs, for which John, son of John, gave them £100 sterling. (S) Staffordshire Hist. Coll’s, V11, 1890, no.52.

9/20/1356, Whereas Margery late the wife of William le Blount lately enfeoffed John le Blount of the manor of Webbeleye … £20 to be paid … by John de Crophill, ‘chivaler,’ who has taken the said Margery to wife … (S) CPRs.

1356-7, “John de Crophull, knight, and Margery his wife to settle 1¼ knights' fees in Bitterley and Bletchley [in Moreton-Say], with the advowson of the church of Ludlow, on themselves … the manor of Weobley, and 3 knights' fees in Straddle [in Vowchurch], Cusop, and Marcle in the same way.” (S) UKNA.

1357, John had license to enfeoff Ralph de Crophull, parson of the church of Cottingham, with lands in Leicester and Hereford.

11/8/1358, John de Crophill, ‘chivaler,’ and Margery, his wife, staying in England, has letters nominating … in Ireland. (S) CPRs.

10/20/1359, Licence for John de Crophull and Margery his wife to enfeoff … castle and manor of Loxedi, the town of Castelton, … in Ireland, … (S) CPRs.

11/6/1360, IPM of Elizabeth de Burgo [stepmother] (2498691)]. … Leicester: … Neubold Verdoun. The manor … Cotesbech. The manor … reversions belong to John de Croppehull, knight, and Margery (2955189) his wife, daughter and one of the heirs of Theobald [de Verdun, (2498690)]; the said Margery is 40 years of age and more. … (S) CIsPM.

12/1/1360, Order to cause John de Crophull knight and Margery his wife to have seisin of the manors of Neubold Verdon and Cotesbech. (S) CCRs.

1361, John, Seigneur of the castle of Weobley. (S) A Hist. of the Castles of Herefordshire, Robinson, 1869, P132.

10/6/1361, Order to deliver to John de Crophull knight and Margery his wife, one of the daughters and heirs of Theobald de Verdon, tenant in chief of the late king, 3 and a half knights' fees in Hopton, Stretton, Latton by Kyngeslane and Lydecote. (S) CCRs.

Aft. 1361, Margery died.

[––John––]

1362, John summoned the great council at Westminster about the affairs of Ireland. (S) The Dormant and Extince Taronage, Banks, 1837, P181.

10/12/1363, John de Crophill, ‘chivaler,’ staying in England, has letters nominating … Ireland …. (S) CPRs.

5/11/1365, John de Crophull, ‘chivaler,’ staying in England, has letters nominating … in Ireland. (S) CPRs.

 [––Joan & Joan––]

~1367, John, knight: Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Herefordshire, Lincolnshire, married 2nd Joan ?. [2 daughters]

2/10/1370, John de Crophull, ‘chivaler,’ staying in England, has letters nominating … in Ireland. (S) CPRs.

10/18/1371, “John Crophill, knight, to grant the manor of Newbold-Verdon (except knights' fees and the advowsons of churches) to Thomas Crophill his son, Sibilla wife of the said Thomas, and the heirs male of their bodies, with remainder to the said John and his heirs, retaining rent in Cotesbach and the manor of Hemington. Leic.” (S) UKNA. (S) CPRs.

5/17/1372, John presented Sir Roger de la Nashe to the church of Ludlow [Shropshire].

1373, John presented to the church of Ludlow. (S) The History of Ludlow, Wright, 1852, P466.

2/16/1374, Pardon and restitution to John de Crophull, ‘chivaler,’ of the manor of Castelton by Dundalk, … (S) CPRs. [The lands were taken for non-support of sending soldiers to Ireland.]

5/4/1374, John de Crophull, ‘chivaler,’ staying in England, has letters nominating … in Ireland. (S) CPRs.

7/13/1377, Richard II, age 10, crowned king of England.

11/4/1382, Licence, for 20 marks … by Walter Devereux and Agnes his wife [granddaughter of John], for John Crophull, knight, to enfeoff them, in tail male, with remainder to himself and his heirs, of the manor of Neubold Verdon, co. Leicester, … (S) CPRs.

11/18/1381, John’s son and heir Thomas died.

11/30/1381, Writ for IPM for Thomas de Crophull. Leicester: John de Crophull, knight, formerly held the under-mentioned manor of Neubold Verdon, … to the said Thomas, his son, and Sibyl, the latter’s wife, and the heirs male of their bodies, … of the barony late of Theobald de Verdon, … without heir male … the reversion pertains to the aforesaid John de Crophull, who is still living. The said John is 60 years of age and more. Thomas and Sibyl had a daughter Agnes, now aged 9 years, who is Thomas’s next heir in blood. (S) CIsPM.

By 1383, John wrote his will, leaving 100 marks to his daughter Joan for her wedding.

7/3/1383, Sir John  died [possibly] battling against an invasion of 15,000 Scots under Sir James de Lindsay.

[––Post Mortem––]

7/16/1383, IPM of John Crophull, knight. Nottingham: Bonyngton. The manor … He died on Friday after SS. Peter and Paul last. Agnes wife of Walter Deveroys, daughter of Thomas Crophill, aged 12 years, is his heir, and she was married in his lifetime. Arnale. A tenement and a carucate of land, … as of the right and inheritance of his wife, … Sneynton. A plot of meadow … Leicester: Navenby. 26s. 8d. rent, … Cotesbech. The town, … Hemyngton. The manor … Hereford: in fee tail to him and Margery, sometime his wife, deceased, and the heirs of their bodies, … Webbeleye. The manor … Lincoln: Est Rasyn. A third part of the manor … (S) CIsPM.

8/17/1383, Grant, during the minority of the heir, without rendering ought therefor, to Roger Crophull, king’s esquire, of the custody of the manors of Hemyngton, Braunston and Bunyton, of the value of £40 yearly, late of John Crophull, knight, deceased, tenant in chief, in the king’s hands by reason of the minority of his heir, Agnes, daughter of his son Thomas, she being but 12 years old. (S) CPRs.

9/20/1383, Writ to the escheator to assign dower to Joan late the wife of the said John in the presence of Walter Devereux, husband of the aforesaid Agnes, and Roger Crophull, to whom the king has committed the custody of certain lands etc. late of the said John until the lawful age of his heir. The king has ordered that Joan’s oath not to marry without his licence. (S) CIsPM.

(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P247.

Child of Mark and Margery:       

i. Henry Husee, born 1343 in England.

1346, Henry’s father died.

1349, Henry age 6 at the death of Henry Husee, his grandfather.

Child of John and Margery:        

i. Thomas Crophill (1477594), born ~1350 in England.

Child of John and Joan:

ii. Joan Crophill, born ? in England.

1383-1393, Joan married Sir Thomas Swynford (b.1368), s/o (738713) Katherine de Ro√ęt.


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