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~1282, Simon born in England, s/o 8443444. Sir John de Drayton & 8443445. Alice ?. (S) UKNA.
1291, Simon’s father died.
4/28/1292, Appointment of John Buteturte to the custody, during the minority of the heir, of the lands late of John de Drayton, tenant in chief, with the marriage of the heir. (S) CPRs.
1299, Simon a minor.
~1300, Margaret born in England, d/o §Sir John de Lindsey of Molesworth.
1302, Simon did homage without proving his age.
1303, Simon son of John de Drayton acknowledges that he owes to Richard de Veer of Sudburgh 36 marks, to be levied … co. Northampton. (S) CCRs.
2/25/1308, Edward II crowned king of England.
1300-10, Simon de Dreyton requests that he can have and hold the place called ‘Prestcroft’ as his ancestors did, which place, containing 5 acres, the King's approvers have rented to John de Drayton for 6d an acre. (S) UKNA.
11/20/1318, Commission of oyer … on complaint by Ralph de Drayton, parson … that … Simon de Drayton, … with others, took and imprisoned him at Bouiton, co. Huntingdon, and carried away his goods. (S) CPRs.
3/5/1319, “Lady Alice, widow of Sir John de Drayton, knight, and Sir Simon de Drayton, knight, her son. ... Alice has leased and demised at farm to Simon, for her life, all her manor of Botilbrigge as fully as she holds it in dower; rent 20 marks a year during her life.” (S) UKNA.
Simon married Margaret.
1319, Complaint made by Gilbert de Lindsey as to an assault upon him and his men by a multitude of persons at Molesworth. Gilbert settled the manor [of Molesworth] on his sister Margaret, the wife of Simon de Drayton, for life.
1320-27, “Simon de Drayton states that he was falsely indicted by the malevolence of William de Cleydon, when he was holding inquests at Rockingham, as lieutenant of Aymer de Valence …” (S) UKNA.
5/22/1321, Licence for Simon de Drayton to enfeoff Robert le Peyntour, chaplain, … manors of Drayton and Botelbrigg, held in chief, … re-grant them to the said Simon and Margaret, his wife, … successive remainders to John, son of the said Simon … (S) CPRs.
1322, Simon de Drayton a Knight of the Shire for Northamptonshire in parliament.
9/16/1322, Simple protection without clause for one year for Simon de Drayton, going beyond the seas. (S) CPRs.
6/4/1323, Protection with caluse volumus until Christmas for Simon de Drayton, going beyond the seas on the king’s service. (S) CPRs. [Simon was being sent to the abbey of Cluny.]
1/24/1326, Appointment … as supervisors of array … proceed from hundred to hundred, … act as leaders of the levies … Simon de Drayton … Northampton and Rutland. (S) CPRs.
2/1/1327 at Westminster, Edward III, age 14, crowned king of England.
4/21/1327, Pardon to Simon de Drayton, knight, of all trespasses in vert and venison in the two last reigns. (S) CPRs. [Pardons for other offenses in other records of this time.]
4/30/1327, Commission of oyer and terminer to John de Verdoun, Simon de Drayton and Peter son of Warin, … Northampton … (S) CPRs. [Simon on multiple commissions of this time.]
1327, Simon given licence to impark 30 acres at Drayton, and received free warren in Deayton, Islip, Addington and Twywell.
8/16/1327, a grant of special grace to Simon de Drayton and Margaret his wife, and Gilbert de Lyndeseye and his heirs of free warren in their demesne lands in Mollesworth, co. Huntingdon.
9/16/1328, Simon granted licence to crenellate Drayton House. (S) Northamptonshire, Pevsner, 1974, P189.
1329, Simon de Drayton a Knight of the Shire for Northamptonshire in parliament.
2/8/1329, Mandate to Simon de Drayton, … to execute at once the commission already sent to them … possessions of Hugh le Despenser, late earl of Winchester, Hugh le Despenser the younger, Edmund, late earl of Arundell, and Master Robert de Baldock, in the counties of Bedford and Buckingham. (S) CPRs.
3/19/1330, Licence for Simon de Drayton to impark three plots in Rockingham forest … (S) CPRs.
1330, “Simon de Drayton, Constable of Rockingham castle”, rendering to the king £40 a year. (S) UKNA.
1/23/1331, “Simon de Drayton. … Drayton requests the grant of the bailiwick of Brigstock and Geddington for the term of his life, the bailiwick lying in the forest of Rockingham, this being in recompense for the great losses he incurred after he was suddenly removed from the farm of the castle of Rockingham on which he had made great expenditure.” (S) UKNA.
1331-2, “The petitioner states that in the last Eyre at Northampton she and her husband lost a suit concerning a water mill in Hardingstone, through the maintenance of Simon de Drayton … Northamptonshire, … knight.” (S) UKNA.
2/3/1331 at Langley, Protection with clause volumus for Simon de Drayton going beyond seas on the king’s service. (S) CPRs. [Going to Gascony.]
1331-2, “Particulars of the account of Simon de Drayton of a journey to Gascony.” (S) UKNA.
10/3/1333, Commission de walliis et fossatis to Simon de Drayton, William Lovel, … parts of Merssheland, co. Norfolk. (S) CPRs.
1336, Simon de Drayton a Knight of the Shire for Northamptonshire in parliament.
1336, Simon de Drayton quitclaimed part of the manor of Barton to John de Seagrave. (S) Barton Seagrave, A History of the County of Northampton: V3, 1930.
9/10/1336, Power to Simon de Drayton to contract a loan in the king’s name with certain of the commonality of Great yarmouth to the amount of 600£ … (S) CPRs.
9/22/1336 at Nottingham, Simon de Drayton, knight, of co. Northampton, … to have Thomas de Methan, knight, imprisoned in York castle. (S) Calendar of the Close Rolls.
1338-9, “Simon de Drayton to grant his manor of Drayton [in Lowick] for his life to William de Islep, parson of the church of Conyngton, and John de Ryngstede, parson of the church of Cranford, with remainder to his right heirs. N'hamp.” (S) UKNA.
1339, Simon and his son John accused of killing John de Overton Longueville at Homborn, Middlesex.
6/1340, Simon an attorney for William de Bohun, earl of Northampton. (S) Harlaxton Medieval Studies, V7, 1998.
1340 John Paynel had bound himself in an annual rent of 40 marks to Simon de Drayton from his manor of Boothby Pagnell. (S) UKNA.
Bef. 11/12/1340, John de Lyle of Barton, knight, broke into the chamber of Simon de Drayton, knight, taking away a jupon and a gambeson, of the price of 10£. (S) CPRs.
10/5/1342 at Sandwich, Pardon to Sir Simon de Drayton, knight, … for homicides, robberies, larcenies and felonies … as well as for taking wool beyond the seas … [the King had just crossed the sea from Sandwich.] (S) CPRs.
1342, “Simon de Drayton, knight, to grant two-thirds of two-thirds of half the manor of Stoke Goldington, with the advowson of its church, to the prior and convent of St. Mary, Ravenstone. Bucks.” (S) UKNA.
1/5/1343, “… Creditor: Simon de Drayton [held part of Lowick in Huxloe Hundred, Northants] knight, and Thomas de Verdon, knight …” (S) UKNA.
3/25/1344, Licence for the alienation in mortmain by Simon de drayton … St. Mary’s, Raveneston, … (S) CPRs.
1345, Sir Thomas Wake and his wife Nichola conveyed a third of Sudbouough manor to Simon de Drayton.
1/2/1348, “Creditor: Simon de Drayton, knight [held part of Lowick in Huxloe Hundred, Northants].” (S) UKNA.
10/4/1350, Simon de Drayton, going on pilgrimage to Santiago, has letters nominating … (S) CPRs.
1354, Simon granted Cranford to feoffees. (S) UKNA.
2/2/1355, Margaret de Drayton of the diocese of Norwich. (S) Calendar of Entries in the Papal Registers, V3, 1897, P553.
4/13/1355, Commission to Henry Grene, … inquisition … Northampton … Simon de Drayton, ‘chivaler,’ … death of Ralph Darcy, ‘chivaler’ whereof he is indicated, … (S) CPRs.
5/3/1355, Pardon to Sir Simon de Drayton, knight, of the king’s suit for all homicides, robberies, larcenies and felonies … (S) CPRs. [Simon accused in the death of Sir Ralf Darcy.]
8/1/1355, … Simon de Drayton … acquiring in fee … in Bryxstoke and Lufwyk, … to re-grant to him and Margaret his wife … remainders to Baldwin son of John de Drayton and Alice his wife, in tail, to Gilbert brother of the said Baldwin, … (S) CPRs.
5/31/1357, Simon died; buried at St. Peter Church, Lowick. [Christina de Lindsey held Molesworth by rent of 1 guilt spur.]
8/4/1357, Margaret received her dower lands, held of the earl of Gloucester.
1358, Margaret died; Molesworth held of William de Lindsey, reverted to the heirs of her brother Gilbert. Her dower lands went to Baldwin, her grandson by son John.
(S) UKNA, Berkeley Castle Muniments. (S) A History of the County of Huntingdon: V3, 1936. (S) A History of the County of Northampton, V3, 1930.
Children of Simon and Margaret:
i. John de Drayton, born ? in England.
John married his cousin Christine, d/o Gilbert de Lindsey.
1358-9, John died. (S) UKNA.
Child: Baldwin de Drayton; died 1362; his aunt Catherine his heir.
ii. Catherine de Drayton (2110861), born ~1324 in England.