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Thursday, August 5, 2010

G22: 3802368

3802368. Baron Maurice le Brune & 3802369. Matilda Rockley

~1280, Maurice born in England, s/o 7604736. William le Brune & 7604737. Isolda Rockley.

~1290, Matilda born in England, d/o §Sir Philip Rockley & Joan ?.

10/6/1298, Maurice and Matilda had licence to marry. [They were cousins.]

7/3/1299, For William le Vavasur, …, Maurice le Brun, Robert de Leyburn, James de Leyburn, … in Scotland: issued by John de Segrave lieutenant of the Marshal of England. (S) UKNA.

Bef. 10/14/1300, Maurice married Matilda.

1300, Maurice’s father died.

10/13/1300, Maurice le Brun going to Rome with Henry de Lacy, earl of Lincoln. (S) CPRs.

4/1304, “Sir Moryz le Brunn” at the siege of Stirling. (S) Role d’armes du siege de Stirling.

1307, Maurice’s mother died, leaving him as sole hier to Rowner manor. “Iseult la Brune alias la Broune: Hampshire … held the manor of Rowner at a value of £7. 7s. 3d. p/a and that Maricius le Brun her son was of full age at the time of her death.” (S) UKNA, IPM.

4/1309, Maurice present at the Dunstable tournament in which 235 knights participated in retinues, and 70 independently. (S) The Tournament in England, Barker, P86.

1/30/1312, Maurice the Patron for Thomas Worplesdone as Rector of S. Mary the Virgin church in Rowner.

1/8/1313, Maurice summoned as a baron by writ. (S) The Book of Dignities, Haydn, 1851, P519. [Summoned through 1322.]

2/26/1320, The under-mentioned persons, going beyond the seas with the king, … Maurice le Burnne … in the retinue of Thomas, earl of Norfolk and Marshal of England. (S) CPRs.

7/21/1322, Protection with clause volumus, until All Saints , for … going with the king to Scotland. … Maurice de Brune. (S) CPRs.

8/15/1326, Appointment of Maurice de Brune, Robert de Echyngham, John de Cobham and … to survey the ships of over 50 tons in the towns and ports of … and to see that they join Nicholas Keriel, admiral of the Western fleet at Portsmouth, … (S) CPRs.

1/7/1327, Parliament deposed Edward II.

1/13/1327, The lords mentioned came to the Guildhall, and in the presence of the Mayor, Aldermen and a great Commonality to the oath to safeguard Isabella, Queen of England, and Edward, eldest son of the king of England and heir-apparent, in their cause against Hugh le Despenser the younger and Master Robert de Baldock, … Earls: … Barons: Roger de Mortuo Mari, … Maurice le Burn, … (S) CPRs.

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

4/5/1327, Maurice summoned to be at Newcastle with horse and arms to serve against Robert Bruce. (S) A Synopsis of the Peerage of England, Nicolas, 1825, P90.

Maurice granted the manor “a liberty called Crofton”, part of Rowan manor.

5/3/1335, Maurice the Patron for William Whitebred as Rector of S. Mary the Virgin church in Rowner.

6/1339, Sir Maurice le Bruyn witnessed a grant of William de Monte Acuto, earl of Salisbury. (S) CPRs.

11/8/1340, Licence for … to enfeoff Maurice de Brun the elder, Maurice de Brun the younger, and … of the manor of Upton, co. Berks., … (S) CPRs.

4/26/1346, Witnesses : Sir Maurice le Brune, Sir William le Brune, knights, … (S) Calendar of Close Rolls.

6/20/1346, Licence for Maurice de Bruyn to enfeoff his son, William de Bruyn, of the manor of Randelston, co. Dorset, said to be held in chief. By fine of of 40s. (S) CPRs.

1/8/1348, Maurice the Patron for Richard de Louth as Rector of S. Mary the Virgin church in Rowner.

3/28/1349, Maurice the Patron for Hugh Corteys as Rector of S. Mary the Virgin church in Rowner.

1354, Maurice of Kent, Essex, and Hampshire died, William his heir. (S) UKNA, IPM.

(S) A Genealogical and Heraldic History …, 1835, Burke, P205.

Family notes:
• Sir Philip Rockley & Joan ?; s/o Philip Rockley of Okenden, co. Essex.

Children of Maurice and Matilda:

i. William le Brune (1901184), born ~1320 in England.

ii. Sir Maurice de Bruyn, born ~1326 in England.
10/12/1386, by deposition at Westminster before Sir John de Derwentwater: “served in many expeditions in Scotland, France, Gascony, Brittany, Normandy, Spain, and Prussia, and was present at the relief of Berwick, at the sieges of Vannes, Tournay, and Calsis, as well as at the battle of Cressy.”

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