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Sunday, August 8, 2010

Lord Thomas Peverell & Margaret Courtenay

3802774. Lord Thomas Peverell & 3802775. Margaret Courtenay

~1340, Thomas born in England, s/o heir & s/o 7605548. Hugh Peverell & 7605549. Elizabeth Cobham.

[––Thomas & Wenthlian––]

Bef. 10/20/1348, Thomas married to Wenthlian ?. [No children.]

2/1353, Margaret born in England, d/o 7605586. Thomas de Courtenay & 7605587. Muriel de Moels.

Aft. 1360, Thomas’ father died.

By 11/27/1369, Margaret’s sister Muriel died. King Edward III respited to Margaret the homage and fealty of the lands. (S) UKNA, 4/1383 record of John de Dynham.

8/12/1370, Margaret coheir to her brother Hugh, inheriting a 4th of the barony of Moels. John Hille and William Tannere were made guardians Margaret. (S) Hist. of the Co. of Somerset, V7, 1999. [Her nephew John Dynham, s/o her sister Muriel the other heir.]

4/1/1371, IPM of Hugh de Coutenay, son and heir of Thomas de Courtenay, knight. Somerset: Maperton. The manor … South Cadebury. The manor … Wotton. The manor … Cryket. The manor … Hugh died on 12 August last. Margaret his sister, aged 17 years and more on that date, and John Dynham (1901396), son of Muriel his other sister, aged 10 years and more on the same date, are his heirs. Devon: Kyngescarswille. The manor … Pole. The manor … Margaret his sister, daughter of Thomas de Courtenay, knight, aged 17 1/2 years, and John, son of John de Dyneham, knight, and Muriel his wife, Hugh’s other sister, aged 11 years and more, are his heirs. [many properties in multiple counties] (S) CIsPM.

[––Thomas & Margaret––]

By 1372, Thomas, esq. of Hamatethy, … Devon married Margaret.

7/12/1372, Order to deliver to Thomas Peverell and Margaret his wife, sister and one of the heirs of Hugh son and heir of Thomas de Courtenay and Muriel his wife tenants in chief, which Hugh died within age and in the king's wardship, such as are in his bailiwick of the knights' fees and parts of fees … (S) CCRs.

5/1373 at Launcefton, Writing of Nicholas Golapyn, being a quitclaim to Thomas de Courtenay and Joan his wife … Witnesses: Martin de Ferrers, Thomas Peverell, … (S) CCRs.

2/12/1376, IPM of Edmund de Clyvedon. Somerset: … Wandestre. A fourth part of the manor, which manor is held in chief of Thomas Peverel. … (S) CIsPM.

5/1377, IPM of Hugh de Courtenay, earl of Devon. Devon: … Colewill. Held by Thomas Peverell for half a knight’s fee. … Sutton Lucy. Held by Thomas Peverell for half a knight’s fee. … (S) CIsPM.

6/21/1377, Richard II, age 10, son of the Black Prince, succeeded Edward III as King of England.

7/20/1377, Association of Richard Sergeaux, Thomas Peverell, … James de Audelee, Roger Lestraunge of Knokyn, … commission of array for the county of Cornwall. (S) CPRs.

8/12/1378, Association of Richard Sergeaux, … Thomas Peverell, … commission of peace for the county of Cornwall. (S) CPRs.

12/8/1378, IPM of Thomas de la Pomeray. Oxford: He held Stoke Basset. The manor … by gift and grant of Thomas de Courteneye and Muriel, his wife, both deceased, with reversion to the said Thomas and Muriel and the heirs of Muriel. He died on Tuesday before St. Katharine last. John Denham, knight, (aged 20 years on the feast of the Invention of the Holy Cross last), son of John Denham and Muriel, his wife, daughter of the aforesaid Thomas Courteneye and Muriel, and Margaret, wife of Thomas Peverell (aged 24 years and more), daughter of the same Thomas Courteneye and Muriel, are next heirs of the said Muriel wife of Thomas. (S) CIsPM.

5/27/1379, Nicholas Wamford and Thomas Peverel to be paid £19 12s. for 49 days at parliament at Westminster representing Cornwall. (S) CCRs.

5/17/1379, Commission of oyer and terminer … Richard Sergeaux, … Thomas Peverel, … on complaint … (S) CPRs.

10/19/1379, Exemption, for life, of Thomas Peverell from being put on assizes, juries, … against his will. (S) CPRs.

2/19/1381, Order to give John Denham knight livery of his purparty of the manor of Stokebasset, Oxfordshire … Thomas Pomeray at his death held that manor for life by gift of Thomas de Courteneye and Muriel (3802793) his wife with reversion to them … John Denham, being son of John Denham and Muriel his wife one of the daughters of the said Thomas de Courteneye and Muriel, and Margaret wife of Thomas Peverel the other daughter are next heirs of the said Muriel wife of Thomas, and that John Denham was then within age and Margaret of full age, the king took the homage and fealty of Thomas Peverel by reason of issue upon Margaret begotten, … John son of John has now proved his age (as above), and the king has taken his homage and fealty … (S) CCRs.

12/21/1382, Thomas Peverel appointed justice of the peace in Cornwall. (S) CCRs, 10/31/1394.

7/11/1383, “Debtor: Rowland Roscuhan, and Robert Gyon. Creditor: Thomas Peverell. Amount: £58.” (S) UKNA.

8/18/1384, The archbishop of Exeter stayed for a visit at Thomas’ residence at le Parke. Thomas was known for his support of the church as a benefactor. (S) The Register of Bishop Brantyngham, 1906.

7/18/1387, Appointment of Thomas Peverell … to arrest and deliver … (S) CPRs.

7/4/1388, Thomas Peverel appointed justice of the peace in Cornwall. (S) CCRs, 10/31/1394.

1389, Thomas Sheriff of Cornwall.

10/6/1390, Plea of covenant, moiety of the manor of Hurberton. John Wadham, John Hille and William Hanckeford, querents, and Cecily Turbervyle, deforciant. … their successors, Edward Courtenay, earl of Devon, Margaret Courtenay, countess of Devon, John Daumarle, John de Montague, Margaret de Montague, Thomas Peverell, Margaret Peverell, … (S) Feet of Fines, Devon.

2/4/1391, John Hulle, John Wadham, William Hankeforde, … Thomas Peverel … lately appointed to survey all the lands etc. in Cornwall of Robert Tresilian knight deceased, … (S) CCRs.

10/4/1392, Exemption, for life, of Thomas Peverell, of Cornwall, esquire, from being put on assizes, juries, … or other officer of the king against his will. (S) CPRs.

10/1396, For the marriage of Walter and Katherine, Thomas Hungerford gave estates in Wiltshire and Gloucestershire worth 300-400 marks annually. Thomas Peverell was to pay £140 and was to settle the manor of Stoke Bassett, Oxfordshire, worth £20 annually.

10/13/1399, Henry IV crowned king of England.

12/18/1399, Commission of array … Thomas Peverell, esquire, … county of Cornwall. (S) CPRs.

5/11/1402, Commission … Thomas Peverell … that the common wealth and laws and customs of the realm shall be observed … (S) CPRs.

By 1404, Thomas died, buried at the Friary church of Bodmin.


2/1/1404, Margaret Peverel, noblewoman, relict of Thomas Peverel, of the diocese of Exeter, granted and indult that the confessor of their choice may grant them, being penitent, plenary remission, once only, namely in the article of death. (S) Cal. of Papal Reg’s, V6, 1904, Lateran Regesta 119.

3/7/1404, Margaret presented to the church of South Cadbury, Somerset.

8/14/1422, Margaret died; Alianora wife of William Talbot, Knt., and Katherine wife of Sir Walter Hungerford, Knt. , were the daughters and nearest heirs of the said Margaret, and that Alianora is of the age of 40 years and more, and that Katherine is of the age of 28 years and more.

(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P442. (S) Parliament and Politics in Late Medieval England, Roskel, 1981, P95.

Family notes:

·         A “Thomas Peverell”, nephew of this Thomas, was made a bishop of Ossary in 1407. (S) CPRs, The Catholic Encyclopedia.

·         Thomas’ chief seat was the manor house of Parke in the parish of Eglosmini.

Children of Thomas and Joan: [1 son, 2 daughters]

i. Eleanor Peverell, born ~1382 in England.

Eleanor married William Talbot.

5/20/1439, Alianore died, Katherine’s son Robert Hungerford her heir to manors in Devon and Cornwall.

ii. Katherine Peverell (1901387), born ~1384 in England.

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