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Thursday, September 9, 2010

Baron Thomas de Wahull & Hawisia de Prayers

4221696. Baron Thomas de Wahull & 4221697. Hawisia de Prayers

11/16/1272, Edward I succeeded Henry III as King of England.

3/18/1273, Thomas de Wodehull born in Wahull, Bedford, England, heir & s/o 8443392. John de Wahull & 8443393. Agnes de Pinkney.

~1275, Hawise born in England, d/o 8443394. Henry de Prayers.

1294, The Gascon War began between England and France, lasting 9 years.

1296, Thomas with Robert de Vere, earl of Oxford, in the King’s army as part of the retinue of Lord Edmund, the king’s brother, received letters of protection for service in Gascony.

Bef. 6/22/1296, Thomas received his lands; holding the manor ‘in chief by barony doing service of a knight’s fee yielding yearly to the Castle-guard of Rockingham 69s. at Michaelmas for the king's use. (S) A Hist. of the Co. of Bedford, V3, 1912.

1/26/1297, Thomas summoned to ‘De Parliamento tenendo apud Sarum’ at Salisbury. [He received another summons the same year.] (S) Baronia Anglica Concentrata, V1, Banks, P447.

2/21/1297, Thomas attended parliament at Salisbury.

10/21/1297, Thomas, his peers, with the Earls of Cornwall, Norfolk, Arundell, and Oxford, summoned to meet the King.

12/6/1297, Thomas et. al. met the King at Newcastle-upon-Tyne, to proceed with Prince Edward against the Scots.

3/30/1298, Thomas summoned to parliament as a baron.

5/26/1298, Thomas met with parliament at York.

5/5/1299, IPM of Richard de Fryville. Hertford: Munden Frevill. The manor , including 2 parks and 7 ‘molmen,’ held of Sir Thomas de Wodhull by service of 9s. yearly. (S) CIsPM.

1301 in Towcester hundred, Thomas de Wahull assessed 2s. 10d. (S) Northampton Tax Assessment.

1302, Thomas held a fee in Thurleigh by reason of the minority of John la Leye.

1303, Thomas attended the King in Scotland.

1303, King Edward again invaded Scotland; Queen Marguerite accompanied him on the quest.

10/1303, Thomas died seized of the Barony of Wahull, as also of the Manor of Wahull in County Bedford, and Pateshull in Northamptonshire. Leaving a wife and infant son, he held 20 knights’ fees at his death. (S) UKNA.


11/19/1303, To escheator beyond Trent. Order to deliver to Hawisia, late the wife of Thomas de Wodhull, tenant in chief, the following of the knights' fees that belonged to Thomas, which the king has assigned to her in dower: [multiple partial knights’ fees.] (S) CCRs.

1/30/1304, Writ for IPM of Thomas de Wodhull, alias de Wahull. Northampton: Pathishull [alias Patteshull]. The manor , including rents of wax, ploughshares and horse shoes, held of the king in chief for 1/2 knight’s fee of the barony of Wahull which he held. John his son, aged a year and 17 weeks, is his next heir. Bedford: Wahull [alias Wadhull]. The manor (full extent given with names of tenants), including a several fishery and a market, … Little Wahull [alias Wadhull]. 144a. arable, … held jointly by the said Thomas and Hawis his wife … by the gift &c. of John de Wahull, father of the said Thomas. Great Wahull. 20s. yearly rent … (S) CIsPM.

5/19/1304, To Walter de Gloucester, escheator beyond Trent. Order to deliver to Hawisia, late the wife of Thomas de Wadhull, tenant in chief, the following lands … in dower: … (S) CCRs.

6/10/1304, Hawisia, late the wife of Thomas de Wadhull, … to demand and receive in chancery her dower …. Licence, … for Hawisia late the wife of Thomas de Wodehull, tenant in chief, to marry whomsoever whe will of the king’s allegiance. (S) CPRs. (S) CCRs.

9/16/1304, … Robert de Clifford’s court of Yerdele from 3 weeks to 3 weeks, and that the lands in Evenle are held of the heir of Thomas de Wadhull, tenant in chief, a minor in the king’s wardship … (S) CCRs.

1305-6, Hawise married Robert de Eton.

Hawise died. [Apparently in the birth of her son by Robert.]

3/27/1308, IPM of Robert de Eton. Northampton. … Nicholas his son, aged 2 at the feast of the Annunciation (b.3/25/1306)  last, is his next heir. (S) CIsPM, V5, 1908, P7. [No mention of Hawise.]

(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P187. (S) Journal of the House of Lords, V124, 1892, P197.

Child of Thomas and Hawise:

i. John de Wahull (2110848), born 11/1/1302 in England.

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