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Monday, August 30, 2010

Lord Henry Fitz Hugh & Elizabeth Grey

3802856. Lord Henry Fitz Hugh & 3802857. Elizabeth Grey

1363, Henry born in England, heir & s/o 7605712. Lord Henry Fitz Hugh & 7605713. Joan le Scrope.

1365, Elizabeth born in England, heir & d/o 7605714. Sir Robert de Grey & 7605715. Lora de Saint Quintin. [Elizabeth’s father took his mother’s family name. Elizabeth heiress to her uncle John Grey.]

7/16/1377, Richard II, age 10, crowned king.

5/7/1382, Presentation … to the church of St. Rumbald, … king’s gift … custody of the land and heir of Henry son of Henry, son of Hugh, knight, tenant in chief, … (S) CPRs.

1386, Henry age 23 when his father died.

9/22/1386, Writ for IPM of Henry Fitz Hugh, knight. Northumberland: [various properties] He died on 29 August last. Henry Fitz Hugh, his son, aged 23 years and more, is his heir. … (S) CIsPM.

~1387, Henry married Elizabeth.

1387, Elizabeth heir to her uncle, Sir John Marmion of West Tanfield, Yorkshire.

7/19/1387, Henry Fitzhugh, knight, lord of Ravensworth, granted his manors of Cleasby, Clow Beck and ?East Tanfield, and all lands, tenements, rents and services of free and villein men which he had in the vills, except 1/2 water-mill, to the same Thomas Ranyard … (S) IPM of Henry, Yorkshire.

11/3/1388, Indenture between queen Anne and Henry Fitz Hugh, knight, … leased for 12 years … castles of Richemond and Bowes … yearly rent of 650 marks … (S) CPRs, 3/23/1391.

12/17/1387-9/1/1423, Henry summoned to parliament by writ. (S) The Historic Peerage of England, Nicolas, P194.

4/10/1389, Henry Fitzhugh, chevalier, lord of Ravensworth, granted his manor of Airton, in Craven and all lands, tenements, rents and services of free and villein men which he had in the vill, except the advowson of a moiety of the church of Burnsall when taxed, to Thomas Ranyard, rector of Wath church … (S) IPM of Henry, Yorkshire.

1391, Henry given licence to enclose 200 acres around the castle of Ravensworth. (S) CPRs.

1399, Henry gave assent in parliament to the secret imprisonment of Richard II.

9/30/1399, Henry IV succeeded Richard II as King of England. [Richard II died a prisoner in the Tower.]

1/1400, Henry put the manors of Baon and Bothamsall in trust for his son William. (S) UKNA.

1401, Henry a legatee of his cousin Richard, Lord Scrope of Bolton.

7/22/1403, Commission to the king’s brother Ralph, earl of Westmoreland, Henry fitz Hugh, … William Gascoigne … to assemble all men in the counties of York and Northumberland to go with the king to resist Henry, earl of Northumberland, and other traitors, who have risen in insurrection. (S) CPRs.

8/1403, Sir Henry Fitzhugh and Sir Ralph Eure sent by the king to treat for peace with Scotland. (S) The Reign of Henry IV Rebellion and Survival, Didd, 2008, P98.

1404, Ralph de Vere, Henry fitz Hugh, John Covyll, … (S) Cal. of the Fine Rolls.

4/7/1405, Sir Henry Gitzhugh and Sir William Gascoigne were dispatched to the north to investigate rumors of rebellion. (S) History of England Under Henry the 4th.

8/9/1405, Grant to the king’s knight Henry Fitz Hugh and Elizabeth his wife … which Thomas Bardolf had … on account of his forfeiture … (S) CPRs.

1406, Sir Henry, as a knight in the retinue of Philippa, d/o Henry IV who became Queen of Sweden, visited Vadstena, Sweden and informed the convent there the he wished to found a convent in England. [Henry was described by Sion Martiloge as the first to introduce this religion into England.] (S) House of Minoresses: Brigettines, A Hist. of the Co. of Cambridge and the Isle of Ely, V2, 1948. [Charter confirmed in England on 11/28/1406.]

1407, Henry accredited with an important commission to Denmark.

1408, Henry appointed as a Knight of the Garter.

3/20/1413, Henry V succeeded Henry IV as King of England.

3/22/1413, Writs issued for a parliament to meet at Westminster on Monday 15 May. Lords spiritual … Lords temporal: The earls of Devon, Arundel, Westmorland, Salisbury, and Warwick, and the earl marshal; Hugh Stafford, Edward Charlton of Powys, William Clinton, Thomas de la Warre, John Oldcastle, Henry le Scrope of Masham, William Roos of Helmsley, Henry Fitzhugh, William Ferrers of Groby, Thomas Morley, Hugh Burnell, Thomas Berkeley, John de Welles, Ralph Cromwell, Ralph baron Greystoke, Thomas Dacre of Gilsland, John Harrington, Robert Willoughby, John Lovell of Tichmarsh, Richard Grey of Codnor, Reginald Grey of Ruthin, Peter Mauley, Thomas Camoys, William la Zouche of Harringworth, Henry de Beaumont, William de Botreaux, John Latimer, Richard Strange, Robert Poynings, Gilbert Talbot, John Clifford, and John Talbot of Furnivall. [47 ‘spiritual’, 38 ‘temporal’, 73 knights, 178 burgesses.] (S) Parliament Rolls, Henry V, May 1413.

4/9/1413, Henry the Constable of England at the coronation of King Henry V.

2/17/1414, Henry, the Chamberlain of King Henry V, a witness to the king’s charter to the Burgesses of Preston. (S) UKNA.

7/4/1414, Grant for life to Henry Fitz Hugh, knight, £100 yearly … (S) CPRs, 12/16/1422.

11/13/1414, Henry Fitzhugh, lord of Ravensworth, gave and confirmed his castle and manor of Ravensworth and all lands, tenements or possessions, easements, profits and rights which he had in Ravensworth, to Thomas bishop of Durham … (S) IPM of Henry, Yorkshire.

1415, Henry granted lands, for life, forfeited by Henry le Scrope of Masham, attainded for his part in the ‘Southampton’ plot.

8/13/1415, King Henry V’s force of 12,000 landing at the mouth of the Seine at Harfleur.

10/25/1415, Henry at the battle of Agincourt in northern France. [Documented by 3 eye witnesses.] The English longbows gave “a terrifying hail of arrow shot.” French estimate of their own dead of 4,000 would imply a ratio of nearly 9 to 1 in favour of the English.                                                                          

11/6/1416, Sir Robert de Plompton made a feoffment of all his manor and reversions in Yorkshire to Henry Fitzhugh, lord of Ravenswath and Treasurer of England [and others.] (S) Plumpton Correspondence, Stapleton, 1839, P-XLV.

6/10/1417, Henry confirmed the lands of Henry le Scrope of Masham, previously held for life, entailed on himself for an annual rent of £260 and 1 rose by the King. (S) CFRs, 2/15/1453.

7/21/1417, Henry Lord Fitz-Hugh, named in the will of King Henry V. (S) Testamenta Vetusta, V1, 1826, P20.

10/7/1417, Power for Henry FitzHugh and John de Nevill to take possession of Norman towns and receive the fealty of the inhabitiants. (S) Syllabus (in English) of the Doc’s …, V2, Hardy, P600.

1417-18, In a winter siege, King Henry captured Falaise. “Muster rolls of Henry, lord Fitzhugh, William Stanley, and others at Falaise.” (S) UKNA.

1418, King Henry began the long siege of Rouen.

7/1418, Henry present at the siege of Rouen, France.

1/19/1419, The capture of Rouen, France. A major event in the Hundred Year's War, where English forces captured the capital of Normandy.

8/31/1422, Henry VI, age 9 months, became king on the death of his father, Henry V.

1422, Henry and executor of the will of King Henry V and appointed a guardian of his infant son.

1422, Elizabeth, eventual heiress of the manor of Quinton, Gloucester, entered and seised of it in demesne as of fee. … manor of Berwick, Sussex, … (S) IPM of Elizabeth.

1422-5, “Henry [FitzHugh], Lord FitzHugh, knight, Lewis [Robessart], Lord Bourchier, knight, Walter Hungerford, knight, Walter Beauchamp, knight, William Porter, knight, Robert Bapthorp, knight, …, executors of Henry V.” (S) UKNA.

1423, Many of the jewels of Henry V, valued at £40,000, were delivered to Henry at Ravensworth castle.

1424, John Scrope, younger brother of Henry, claimed Masham and other manors as entailed lands [and recovered them in 1425.]

1/11/1425, Henry, Knight of the Garter. of Ravensworth in Richmondshire, Yorkshire, 3rd Lord Fitz Hugh, Protector of the Realm died at Ravensworth; buried at Jervaulx Abbey, Yorkshire. (S) UKNA.

1/13/1425, Writs of diem clausit extremum, after the death of Henry Fitz Hugh, knight. City of London: He held a town-house and 6 shops with solars … The town-house, waste and derelict, … 2 of the shops are in parish of St Benet Paul’s Wharf, each is worth 5s. yearly, and 4 shops are in the parish of St Peter Paul’s Wharf in the same ward, each is worth 5s. yearly. He died on 11 January last. William Fitzhugh (1901428), chevalier , is his son and next heir, aged 26 years and more. Nottinghamshire: Carlton in Lindrick, the manor, … Kingston, the manor … Northumberland: He held the following lands and tenements in his demesne as of fee tail by gift and enfeoffment of John Bulmer and Tiffany his wife to Henry (30422848) son of Hugh , in frank-marriage with Eve (30422849) their daughter, and the heirs of their bodies. Right in the lands and tenements descended from Henry and Eve to Henry Fitzhugh (3802856) as their kinsman and heir as son of Henry (7605712) son of Henry (15211424) son of Henry (30422848) son of Hugh and Eve … Yorkshire: By gift of William de Burneton to Hugh (f/o 30422848) son of Henry and his heirs by Aubrey (m/o 30422848) his wife, he held in his demesne as of fee tail the following manors, advowson, tofts and land, right in which descended from Hugh to Henry Fitzhugh as his kinsman and heir as son of Henry son of Henry son of Henry son of Hugh by Aubrey his wife, according to the form of the gift. Thringarth, the manor, … Dent, the manor … Sedburgh, the manor … Staveley, the manor … Fremington, the manor, … Little Leeming, the manor … (S) (S) E-CIPM, 22-443.


1427, Elizabeth named son William a legatee and executor in her will.

12/14/1427, Elizabeth died; buried with Henry.

12/30/1427, Writ for IPM of Elizabeth widow of Henry Fitzhugh, knight. Gloucestershire: John Marmyon (23640110), knight , was seised in demesne as of fee of the manor of Quinton, annual value £40, held of the heirs of Philip Marmyon by knight service … He had issue: Robert [died without heirs], Joan (11820055), and Avice (15211429). … John Marmyon died. … Avice married John Grey of Rotherfield Greys, and had issue: John [died without heirs] and Robert. Robert (7605714) son of John Grey (15211428) had issue: Elizabeth (3802857) wife of Henry Fitzhugh, knight. … Elizabeth [eventual heiress] entered the manor in the first year of ‪ Henry VI ’s reign and was seised of it in demesne as of fee. She continued her possession for her life. Joan, other daughter and heir of John Marmyon , married John Barnak (11820054) , and they had issue: Maud (5910027). Joan and John Barnak died, and Maud married Ralph Cromwell (5910026), knight . They had issue: Ralph Cromwell, knight . He had issue: Ralph Cromwell, knight , still living. Ralph, grandfather, died and Ralph, father, died. Maud afterwards died during the life of Elizabeth. … during Elizabeth’s possession of the manor, Ralph Cromwell , son, still living, made uninterrupted claim to the manor sufficiently in law by his right of descent from Ralph son of Ralph. Ralph and William Fitzhugh (1901428), knight, still living, are kin and next heirs of John Marmyon. Elizabeth died on 14 December last. William Fitzhugh, knight , is her son and next heir, and aged 30 and more. Sussex: … By fine in 1327, …, deforc., granted the manor of Berwick to John Marmyon and Maud his wife, quer., … Lincolnshire: …  A fine was afterwards levied at York on the octave of Candlemas 1338 between Robert, described as Robert son of John Marmyon, chevalier , and Maud his wife, quer., and George de Colevill , deforc., regarding, among other tenements, the manor, described as Willingham by Greetwell. … Robert died so seised and Maud his widow married the said George de Colevill … A fine was afterwards levied at Westminster 3 weeks after Michaelmas 1342 between George and Maud his wife, quer., and Simon de Wyntryngham, chaplain , deforc., regarding the manor, … with successive remainders to Maud widow of John Marmyon for life; and to John Gray and Avice, described as John Gray of Rotherfield Greys and Avice his wife, and the heirs of the body of Avice in perpetuity … 11/11/1342, Simon de Wyntryngham, chaplain , granted, among other tenements, the third, described as 1/3 manor of Willingham, to Maud widow of John Marmyon , described as Lady Maud who was the wife of Lord John Marmion , for life, with successive remainders to George de Colevill and Maud his wife for their lives; and to John Gray and Avice, described as Lord John Gray of Rotherfield Greys and Avice his wife, and the heirs of the body of Avice in perpetuity. … Northampton: … Rose de Dovorre was seised in demesne as of fee of the manor of Lutton alias ‘Ludyngton’, … She gave it to William son of Robert Marmyon, junior , and Loretta his wife, and to the heirs of their bodies. William and Loretta had issue: John Marmyon … Yorkshire: … held in dower … (S) MMC, E-CIPM 23-90.

(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P340. (S) Hist. of the Co. of York North Riding, V1, 1914, Masham.

Family notes:

·         Henry was left 2 “Richard Rolle” manuscripts in the will of Henry le Scrope. (S) Myrror to Devout People, Patterson, 2006, P28.

·         Henry was granted the castle of L’Aigle and the donjon of Chambois in France by King Henry V. (S) Joan of Arc, Pernoud, 1999, P200.

Children of Henry and Elizabeth: [8 sons, 6 daughters]

i. William Fitz Hugh (1901428), born 1399 in Yorkshire, England.

ii. Elenor fitz Hugh, born ? in England.

Eleanor married Randoph de Dacre, s/o Thomas Dacre & 3802853. Philippe Neville.

iii. Elizabeth fitz Hugh, born ? in England.

8/6/1423, Elizabeth, damsel, daughter of Henry FitzHugh, baron, of the diocese of York, granted an Indult to have a portable altar. (S) Lateran Regesta, 237.

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