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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Sir John Mautravers & Wentiliana ?

2955254. Sir John Mautravers & 2955255. Wentiliana ?     

1310, John born in England, heir & s/o 5910508. John Mautravers & 5910509. Milicent de Berkeley.

~1320, Gwenllian born in Wales.

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

10/1330, John’s father, ‘the younger’, an adherent and associate of Earl Roger de Mortimer, condemned in parliament [but escaped to Flanders.]

1335, John’s father John returned to England from Flanders. [Not pardoned.]

By 1338, John of age.

~1338, John married Gwenthlian.

1338, John going beyond the seas in the service of Henry de Ferrers. [Likely to Ireland.]

1339, John’s father received a grant from the King for service in Flanders. [Still banished.]

5/13/1340 at Bristol, Debtor: John, the son of Sir John Mautravers, the younger, a relation of {consanguineus} Sir Thomas, lord of Berkeley, merchant of Wilts. and of Dorset [John held Hill Deverill in Heytesbury Hundred, Wilts]. Amount: £2000. (S) UKNA. [Related through his mother.]

1341-42 John’s grandfather John died. [This John now ‘the younger’.]

1/1/1344, Commitment during pleasure to John Mautravers the younger of the keeping of 2 part of the manor of Estmordon, co. Dorset. (S) CFRs.

5/1/1344,Protection for John Mautravers, ‘chivaler,’ going to Ireland with Ralph de Ufford. (S) CPRs.

1344, Grant by Roger Mautravers and Thomas de Hombre, to Sir John Mautravers, lord of Lychet, of a messuage in Hyneford, and the advowson of the church of Ievele: [Somers.] (S) UKNA.

1345, King Edward III granted John’s father’s request for a trial. [John, the son, was rising in favor with the court.]

7/12/1346, John with King Edward who landed an invasion force of 10000 in Normandy, which then 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, John a knight banneret at the battle of Crecy, north of Paris. 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.

11/15/1347, John Mautravers “le fitz” granted a market and fair at Witchampton, Dorset. (S) Gaz. of Markets and Fairs in England and Wales to 1516.

1348, John going abroad with Richard Talbot, 2nd Lord Talbot. [Going to France.]

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

10/1348, John enfroffed the manor of Hyneford, Somerset, to Sir John le Archer, rector of the church of Wychamptoun, and Martin Bolt, chaplain. (S) IPM of John. [Archer after released the estate to Martin Bolt.]

10/1348, John enfeoffed the manors of Wichampton and Wolcombe, Dorset, to Lady de Burgo. (S) CIsPM.

1/22/1349, John knt. of East Morden, Dorset, Hendford, Somerset, and Limerick, Ireland died. [Before his father.]

[––Wentiliana ––]

2/1349, Martin Bolt  granted the manor to Wentliana, late the wife of the deceased, for her life, with remainder to the right heirs of the deceased. (S) IPM of John.

4/2/1349, IPM of John, son of John Mautravers. Somerset: Yevele. 7a. land … Hyneford [see 10/1348] … He died on Thursday the feast of St. Vincent last. Henry his son, aged 1 year on the feast of the Circumcision last, is his heir. Dorset: Estmordon. 2 parts of the manor … the value is diminished at present because all the tenants are dead through the pestilence … Wynterborne St. Martin. A toft and 60a. land … Wichampton and Wolcombe [see 10/1348] … (S) CIsPM.

10/20/1349, Commitment to Wenthiliana late the wife of John son of John Mautravers of the wardship of 2 parts of the manor of Rathgel in Ireland, late of the said John, who held in chief, to hold until the lawful age of the heirs. (S) CFRs.

1355, Gwenthlian presented at the church of Witchampton, Dorset.

10/28/1349, Order to Thomas Cary, escheator in the counties of Somerset and Dorset … John son of John Mautravers held no lands of the king in chief in his demesne … to retain in the king's hand the premises in Wynterbome, and to deliver to Wentliana late the wife of John as the heir's next of kin the said 2 parts of the manor of Estmordon, to the use of the heir, saving to the king the said rent, and to meddle no further with the manor of Luchet Mautravers and 'La NeAvelond,'. (S) CFRs.

8/4/1357, Licence, … for John Mautravers of Lichet to enfeoff … of the manors of Sharnton and Codeford … and of … the manor of Eliston, co. Wilts, … which Gwenllian late the wife of John son of the said John Mautravers holds for life; and for them to grant the same to him and Agnes, his wife, in tail, with remainder to … and Eleanor daughter of John son of the said John Mautravers and the heirs … (S) CPRs.

7/1364, Gwenthlian living.

Bef. 10/18/1375, Gwenthlian died.

(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P9.

Family notes:

·         12/14/1309, To Roger de Mortuo Mari, justice of Wales. Order to cause to come before the king in 15 days from the feast of St. Hilary the appeal that Wenthiliana, late the wife of Jevan Seys, made in the county [Possible parents of Wenthiliana.]

Children of John and Gwenthlian:

i. John Mautravers, born ~1338 in England.

10/1360, John died.

9/17/1361, IPM of John Mautravers, the younger. Ireland: Rathgell. The manor, held for life by demise of John Mautravers the elder, to whom and whose heirs the reversion belongs, of the king in chief by knight’s service, to wit, by 20s. of royal service when scutage runs. He died on Tuesday before St. Luke, 34 Edward III. John Mautravers the elder, his kinsman, aged 50 years and more, is his heir.

ii. Joan Mautravers, born 1341 in England.

Joan married John de Kaynis, knight.

2/18/1364, Writ for IPM of John Mautravers [(5910508), grandfather], knight. Wilts.: Sharnton. The manor, … He died on 16 February last. Joan the wife of John de Kaynis, knight, aged 22 years and more, and Eleanor the wife of John son of Richard earl of Arundel, aged 19 years and more, are his kinswomen and heirs. Dorset: He held the following in joint feoffment with Agnes his [2nd  wife, … Est Mordon. The manor … [7 manors and parts of 2 others] … Gloucester: Kyngestanlegh. The manor … Stonhouse. The manor, … Stoke Giffard. The manor, … Walles. The manor … (S) CIsPM.

Joan married 2nd Sir Robert Rous.

By 1383, Joan died, her sister Eleanor her heir.

iii. Eleanor Mautravers (1477627), born 1345 in England.

2/23/1350, Grant to Edmund de Bereford …, for £100 which they will pay to the king, of the wardship of the lands late of John Mautravers, 'le fitz,' who held in chief, until the lawful age of his daughters and heirs, together with their marriage. (S) CFRs.

iv. Henry Mautravers, born 1/1348 in England.

Bef. 1350 Henry died, his 2 sisters his heirs.


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