Wednesday, August 25, 2010

G22: 3802848

3802848. Sir William de Fiennes & 3802849. Elizabeth Batisford

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8/1/1357, William born in Herstmonceaux, Sussex, England, s/o 7605696. William de Fiennes & 7605697. Joan de Say.

1359, William’s father died.

~1365, Elizabeth born in England, d/o 7605698. William Batisford & 7605699. Margery Peplesham.

1375, William heir to his brother John.

1378-79, William, brother and heir of John de Fienles the son and heir of William de Fienles, knight: Sussex (proof of age by a fine of 200 marks payable in 4 years). (S) UKNA.

1378-79, William received the right from the king to marry at his choosing of the king’s fealty.

1382, William de Fienles (Fiennes) … requests that he may be granted full seisin of all the lands which properly belonged to his late brother and father, … His father died during the reign of the king's grandfather, having leased certain property to his wife, Joan, late the wife of Stephen de Valoignes. His brother also died under-age, and he has since come into possession on his mother's death and his own majority. (S) UKNA.

10/20/1382, Pardon to William brother and heir of John de Fienles, knight, for entering without due livery of his lands … William de Fienles, knight, tenant in chief, his father, … (S) CPRs.

4/23/1385, William de Batelesforde, … to put Sir William de Fienles, kt, and his wife Elizabeth in seisin of the manor of Oldcourt [in Wartling] at Herstmonceux. (S) UKNA.

1388, William leased the manor of Compton Monceux for 7 years to John Trenchesvile for 22 marks. (S) UKNA.

1391, William Fienles, kt., named deputy for John Devereux, Constable of Dover castle and Warden of the Cinque Ports.

7/14/1391, William, knight, named to a “commission de wallis, fossatis …”. (S) Calendar of Patent Rolls.

1398, William and Elizabeth received a papal indult for plenary remission.

1399, William de Fienles, Sheriff of Sussex, and others appointed by the king to besiege Bodiham castle.

1401-2, William involved in creating the ordinances for Pevensey Marsh.

1/13/1402, William Fienles, knight, to Robert Oxebregge, … his estate in all lands, tenements, rents and services in Sussex, within and without the Lowey of Pevensey, which he holds for the life of Margery, sometime wife of William Batlesforde, by her grant. … at Herstmonceux. (S) UKNA.

1/18/1402, William, knight: Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Hampshire, and Sussex, died; buried at Herstmonceux, Sussex. [A brass at the church: “William Fienles, knight, who died on the 18th day of January, the year of the incarnation of our Lord Jesus Christ, one thousand four hundred and two, lies here.”]

1/13/1405, Elizabeth died.

(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P730.

Children of William and Elizabeth:

i. Roger Fiennes (1901424), baptized 9/14/1384 in Sussex, England.

ii. James Fiennes, born ? in England.
James married Emeline Cromer.
7/4/1450, James, 1st Lord of Say and Sele, executed.

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