1282, Simon born in England, s/o 8443444. Sir John de Drayton & 8443445. Alice ?. (S) UKNA.
1291, Simon’s father died.
1/28/1292, Writ for IPM of John de Drayton. Huntingdon: Overton and Botilbrigge. 105s. rent of assize, 80a. arable, 16a. meadow, and pasture; and he had a capital messuage and garden. … Simon his son, aged 10, is his next heir. Northampton: Drayton. The manor, including a fishpond and dovecot … (S) CIsPM.
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. (S) See 6/2/1306.
~1300, Margaret born in Cambridgeshire, England, d/o §Sir John de Lindsey of Molesworth.
1302, To escheator this side Trent. Order to cause Simon de Drayton, son and heir of John de Drayton, tenant in chief, to have seisin of the lands that his father held, as the king has taken his homage although he has not yet proved his age, because John Butteturte, to whom the king committed the wardship of the lands during Simon's minority, has rendered them to Simon as being of full age. (S) CCRs.
1/19/1303, 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.
6/2/1306, To the sheriff of Northampton. Order to supersede the demand made upon Simon de Drayton for scutage for the king's use for the army of Scotland in the 28th year of the reign, as he was a minor in the king's wardship at the time. CCRs.
27/7/1307, Edward II succeeded Edward I as 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.
[––Simon & Margaret––]
~1315, Simon married Margaret.
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.
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 1 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.
1/24/1327, Edward III, age 14, succeeded Edward II as King of England.
4/21/1327, Pardon to Simon de Drayton, knight, of all trespasses in vert and venison in the 2 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 3 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 Hist. of the Co. 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) CCRs.
1338-9, Simon de Drayton to grants 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 pardoned for the killing John de Overton Longueville at Homborn, Middlesex in 1319.
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 2/3rds of 2/3rds 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.
1349, Simon de Drayton, the overlord of Addington, granted the wardship of John de Vere in respect of that manor to Thomas Wake, lord of Liddell.
10/4/1350, Simon de Drayton, going on pilgrimage to Santiago, has letters nominating … (S) CPRs.
1353, Sir Simon de Drayton conveyed his manor in Irthlingborough to John Pyel, citizen and mercer of London. (S) Hist. of Northampton, V2, 1906, Irthilingborough.
1354, Simon granted Cranford to feoffees. (S) UKNA.
2/2/1355, Margaret de Drayton of the diocese of Norwich. (S) Cal. of 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.
6/16/1356, Surrender by John abbot of Pippewell … Witnesses: Sir William la Zouche of Haryngworth, Sir John de Verdon of Brikelesworth, Sir Simon de Drayton, Sir William de Thorp, Sir Henry de Grene, knights. (S) CCRs.
5/31/1357, Simon died; buried at St. Peter Church, Lowick, Northampton.
6/18/1357, IPM of Simon de Drayton, knight. Huntingdon: Botilbrigg. The manor, with its appurtenances in Overton Longevyll, held for his life jointly with Margaret his wife, who survives, … with successive remainders, after the said Margaret’s death, to Baldwin, son of John de Drayton, and Alice his wife and the heirs of their bodies, Gilbert, brother of Baldwin, and the heirs of his body … Mellesworth. The manor held for his life jointly … of Christiana de Lyndeseye by service of a pair of gilt spurs yearly, with remainder after the said Margaret’s death to the right heirs of Gilbert de Lyndeseye … He died on 31 May last. John de Drayton his son, aged 40 years and more, is his heir. Northampton: Drayton. The manor held jointly with the abovesaid Margaret, … Brixstok and Lufwyk. 16 messuages … (S) CCRs.
8/4/1357, Margaret received her dower lands, held of the earl of Gloucester. (S) CCRs.
9/14/1358, Margaret died.
9/24/1358, Writ for IPM of Margaret late the wife of Simon do Drayton in the counties of Northampton and Huntingdon. (S) CFRs.
2/16/1362, IPM of Margaret late the wife of Simon de Drayton. Huntingdon: Botilbrugg. A moiety of the manor … Her heir of this moiety is John son of John Paynel, who is 18 years of age. [Heir of her brother Gilbert] Botilbrugg. The other moiety … Her heir of this moiety is Baldwin son of John de Drayton, who is of full age. … She died on Wednesday before the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, 32 Edward III. Botilbrigge. A moiety of the manor, held for life by demise of John Paynel of Botheby and Agnes his wife, by a fine, to her and Simon de Drayton, formerly her husband … (S) CIsPM.
(S) UKNA, Berkeley Castle Muniments. (S) A Hist. of the Co. of Huntingdon: V3, 1936. (S) A Hist. of the Co. of Northampton, V3, 1930.
Children of Simon and Margaret:
i. John de Drayton, born ~1315 in England.
John married his cousin Christina, d/o Gilbert de Lindsey.
6/3/1337, Edward de Pabenham acknowledges that he owes to John, son of Simon de Drayton, £20. (S) CCRs.
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.