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Saturday, August 14, 2010

Earl Aubrey de Vere & Countess Alice Fitz Walter

3802824. Earl Aubrey de Vere & 3802825. Countess Alice Fitz Walter

1339, Aubrey born in England, heir & 3rd s/o 2955094. Earl John de Vere & 2955095. Maud de Badlesmere.

~1355, Alice born in Essex, England, d/o 7605650. Lord John Fitz Walter & 7605651. Eleanor de Percy.

1/24/1359, Aubrey’s father died, brother John the heir [who died and left his brother Robert as heir, who died and left his brother Thomas as heir.]

7/13/1360, Licence for Maud late the wife of John de Veer, earl of Oxford, to grant for life to Aubrey de Veer the bailiwick of the forestership of the king’s forest of Haveryng, co. Essex, held in chief. (S) CPRs.

11/20/1361, … John de Sutton, knight, … acquiring in fee from John de Veer, late earl of Oxford, … Licence for them to grant the manors to Maud de Veer, countess of Oxford, for life, with remainders to Aubrey de Veer, in tail male, … (S) CPRs.

1365, Parties: Rex v Aubrey de Veer Subject: Moiety of stewardship of Forest of Essex, parcel of inheritance of Roger de Clifford, son of Robert de Clifford County: Essex. (S) UKNA.

5/24/1366, Aubrey’s mother died.

5/30/1366, IPM of Maud late the wife of John de Veer, earl of Oxford. Essex: Bumstede Helion. The manor, … She died on 23 May last. Thomas de Veer, her son, aged 26 years and more, is heir of the aforesaid John and Maud. ... Earl’s Coln. The manor, held for life by way of dower by endowment of John de Veer, her husband. … Cambridge: Saxston. The manor, … with remainder to Aubrey de Veer and the heirs male of his body, and remainder over to the right heirs of John de Veer, late earl of Oxford. The manor therefore falls to the said Aubrey. … Buckingham: … Calverton. The manor … By virtue of this grant the manor falls to Aubrey de Veer. … (S) CIsPM.

7/1366, Aubrey accompanied Edward, Prince of Wales, to Aquitaine, France.

4/3/1367, John of Gaunt, joined with the Black Prince, crossed the Pyrenees mountains in winter, and won the battle of Najara, Spain. The English were supporting Pedro the Cruel of Castile, who was returned to the throne. An estimated 16,000 soldiers died in the battle.

10/1/1367 at London, Aubrey retained for life by the Black Prince, receiving 100 marks yearly. (S) CPRs.

11/14/1367, … Aubrey de Veer from the ports of Suthampton, Dertemuth or Plummuth to the parts of Gascony, with 7 yoemen, 8 horses, and £100 for his expenses. (S) CPRs.

By 1369, Aubrey knighted.

7/6/1369, Licence for John de Mohun of Dunsteere and Joan, his wife, to enfeoff … Aubrey de Veer and John de Burgherssh, knights, of the manor and hundred of Karahampton …(S) CPRs.

1371, Aubrey a legatee of his brother Thomas, Earl of Oxford. Aubrey was influential in getting Robert, the Earl’s heir, received into the royal household [with future Richard II]. (S) Richard II, Saul, 1999, P121.

7/15/1374, Indenture made at London, between Sir Nicholas de Lovayne, Sir Aubrey de Veer, …, Robert Belknap, John Colpeper and … of the one part and Thomas de Charleton …, confirmation and quitclaim to the first parties, in their possession being, their heirs and assigns, of the manors of Penshurst etc. … (S) CCRs.

11/12/1374, … pardon for ½ mark paid by … Aubrey de Veer … (S) CPRs.

1375, Aubrey made Constable of Wallingford castle.

1376, Release by Thomas Torell, of Swafham Priour, co. Cambridge, to Aubrey de Veer, knight, of all his right in the manor of Wykepet, with appurtenances in Arkesden and Walden. Essex. (S) UKNA.

2/1377, Countess Joan (1477429) sent 3 of her knights, Sir Aubrey de Vere, Sir Simon Burley, and Sir Lewis Clifford, to entreat the citizens of London by their love for her to make peace with Duke John of Gaunt and Henry de Percy. [1376, Duke John took the brunt of the criticism at the Good Parliament. The House of Commons claiming that poverty in England was being caused by the frauds and shameful practices of the aristocracy.]

1377, Aubrey sent by the Princess of Wales to London to mediate on behalf of the Duke of Lancaster.

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

10/27/1377, Appointment, during pleasure, of Aubrey de Veer as steward of Walyngford, with £40 yearly for fees. (S) CPRs.

3/1378, Aubrey preparing to go overseas with the King. “Indentures between the king and the following, retaining them for service on the sea.: Aubrey de Veer, knight, and John Devereux, knight.”

1378-80, Aubrey, Chamberlain to King Richard II.

5/30/1379, Aubrey de Vere mentioned in a petition of Thomas Percy, knight. (S) UKNA.

6/25/1379, Grant for life, to Aubrey de veer, knight, of the custody of the park of Reylegh, … (S) CPRs.

10/2/1379, Appointment … to arrest and deliver to the sheriff of London … indicted for having … stolen in London silver vessels of Aubrey de Veer … (S) CPRs.

1/1380, Countess Joan (1477429) granted Aubrey de Vere the bailiwick of Rochford hundred, Essex, for life.

4/20/1380, Aubrey de Veer, keeper of Haddele castle. (S) CPRs.

9/9/1380, Appointment of Aubrey de Veer to take order against an intended landing on the coast of Essex … (S) CPRs.

1380, 1386, Aubrey a commissioner of array for Essex.

1/18/1381, Grant for life, to Aubrey de Veer, the king’s chamberlain, … Rocheford hundred … (S) CPRs.

1381, Aubrey a member of the Privy Council.

4/11/1382, Commission to Robert de Veer, earl of Oxford, Aubrey de Veer, … (S) CPRs. [Multiple commissions of Aubrey and his nephew during this period.]

1382-83, Appointment by Aubrey de Veer, knight, Warden of the King's castle of Hadleigh and of the banks of Rayleigh, and Thunderley, of William Hanneye to certify the cost of repairs in the said castle and parks: (Essex). (S) UKNA.

12/6/1383, “Aubrey de Veer (Vere). … the petitioner lost his coaster of men, equipment and victuals to his damage of 400 marks. Veer had certain men-at-arms sailing to Calais by the council's assignment in the company of the governor of Calais to reinforce the town and await the coming of the Duke of Lancaster, with equipment and victuals, when they were captured by the King's enemies …” (S) UKNA.

8/4/1384, Pardon, at the supplication of the king’s kinsman, Aubrey de veer, … (S) CPRs.

1385, Aubrey served with the King in Scotland.

1386, Aubrey de Veer (Vere), knight; named in a petition of Robert Howard of Bressingham. (S) UKNA.

12/19/1387, Thomas (3802866), duke of Gloucester, defeated the Robert, Earl of Oxford and Duke of Ireland, at the battle of Radcot, a bridge of the Thames between Oxfordshire and Berkshire. [Aubrey likely at this battle.]

1388, Aubrey lost the post of Chamberlain when his nephew, the Earl of Oxford and Duke of Ireland, was deemed a traitor.

12/1388, King Richard II, wanting more control of his government, caused a revolt of many of his lords. Many lords were banished from court. Those to appear in the next parliament were William Zouche of Harringworth, Hugh Burnell, John Beaumont, and Aubrey de Vere. Also banished, but not required to appear in parliament, were Lady Joan Mohun [Joan, d/o Bartholomew Burghersh] and Margery, widow of Sir William Moleyns. (S) Chronica Maiora, Walsingham, 2005, P261.

1392, Aubrey heir to his nephew Robert de Vere, 9th Earl of Oxford, s/o his brother Thomas, who died in Louvain from a boar attack.

1392, “Aubrey de Veer (Vere), knight … a request by the petitioner to be restored to the estates of Robert de Vere which were entailed, the lands having come into the king's hand by the forfeiture of Robert de Vere.” (S) UKNA.

1/1393, Aubrey, 10th Earl of Oxford. (S) UKNA.

1394, “Aubrey de Veer, Earl of Oxford, requests that he might be granted the office of Chamberlain of England, of which his ancestors have been seised since time immemorial …” (S) UKNA.

1394, Aubrey and Alice received a papal indult of plenary remission.

8/24/1396, Aubrey gave  to Richard Waldegrave, knight, and others the manors of Dullingham called Beauchamps Hall and Poyntz Hall with other lands. (S) IPM of Aubrey.

8/22/1398, Grant, for their lives, to Aubrey de Veer, earl of Oxford, and Alice his wife, of the sport of the parks of … (S) CPRs.

5/25/1399, Aubrey de Veer and Alice his wife held properties of William Wyngefeld, knight, in Northampton. (S) IPM of William, 11/18/1400.

1399-1400, “Petitioners: Thomas Skynner. … [Aubrey de Vere], Earl of Oxford.]” (S) UKNA.

4/23/1400, Aubrey died; “earl of Oxford: Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Middlesex, Kent, Essex, Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Hertfordshire, Norfolk.” (S) UKNA.


4/26/1400, IPMs of Aubrey de Veer, earl of Oxford. [Many counties and properties.] Suffolk: He held the manor of Mendham … He died on 23 April. Richard his son and heir was aged 14 at the Annunciation [recte Assumption, 15 Aug.] … Cambridge: … [see 8/24/1396] … (S) CIsPM.

5/11/1400, Grant to Alice late the wife of Aubrey de Veer, earl of Oxford, who held of the king in chief, of the keeping of 2/3rds of all the castles, lordships, manors and lands which belonged to the said earl; to hold the same from the time of his death until the lawful age of his heir. (S) CFRs.

2/26/1401, Order to give Alice who was wife of Aubrey de Veer late earl of Oxford livery of the knights' fees and parts of fees of her husband in his bailiwick which the king has assigned to her in dower. (S) CCRs.

4/29/1401, Alice died.

6/9/1401, IPM of Alice widow of Aubrey de Veer, earl of Oxford. Essex: She held in dower: Steeple Bumpstead, the manor, of the inheritance of Richard de Veer, son of the earl, ... Beaumont cum Moze, the manor, … Stansted Mountfichet, a rent … She died on 29 April last. Richard her son and heir was 16 on 15 Aug. last. (S) CIsPM.

5/9/1401, Commitment to Joan de Bohun, countess of Hereford, … of the keeping of all the castles, lordships, manors, lands and possessions late of Aubrey de Veer late earl of Oxford, … to hold … from the time of the death of Alice, late the wife of the said Aubrey, until the lawful age of the heir of the said Aubrey and Alice. (S) CFRs.

(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P859.

Child of Aubrey and Alice: [2 sons, 1 daughter]

i. Richard de Vere (1901412), born 8/15/1385 in Oxforshire, England.

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