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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Lord Alan Fitz Roland & Matilda de Goldington

4990600. Lord Alan Fitz Roland & 4990601. Matilda de Goldington.

~1230, Alan son of Roald born in Aston, England, s/o 9981200. Roland Fitz Alan.

~1240, Matilda born in England, d/o 9981202. Peter de Goldington.

1247, Alan the heir when his father died.

1252, Matilda’s father died.

[––Adam & Matilda––]

4/1/1253, Remission to Alan son of Roald de Aston of the king's rancour against him for taking to wife Maud, eldest daughter and one of the heirs of Peter de Goldington, tenant in chief. (S) CPRs.

1253, A covenant between Alan son of Roald and Maud daughter of Peter de Goldington, his wife, of the one part and Arnald Fedy of the other part touching the wardship and marriage of the said Maud, and the manors of Rople, Claxton and Wurthinton in the counties of Leicester and Lincoln, which wardship Arnald had by gift of the king … Arnald quitclaims all plaint and action which he had against the said Alan for having married the said Maud without his assent, … restores to them the said manors with the advowsons of the churches of Rople and Mere and all the appurtenances as testified in Maud's charter of enfeoffment by her father … Alan gives Arnald 260 marks … Witnesses: … Master William de Kilkenni, archdeacon of Coventry, Sir Henry de Wengham, Sir William de Chaben[ais], Sir William de Grey, … (S) CPRs.

1254, Alan, lord of Aston, held the moor of Abbefeld, Oxford. (S) Hist. of Oxford, V8, 1964, Lewknor.

1/1256-7, Alan son of Roland de Aston had a grant of free warren in Aston Rowant, co. Oxford.

By 1256, Alan knighted.

1/8/1257, Exemption of Alan son of Roald de Aston from being put on assizes, juries or recognitions, and from being made sheriff, &c. He has lands in the county of Leicester. (S) CPRs.

1257, Alan granted free warren in all his demesne lands.

7/11/1257, Ratification of a grant by Arnald Fedyn, sometime king's yeoman, to Alan son of Roald of a grant first made to Arnald of the wardship of the lands whereof Peter de Goldinton, tenant in chief, enfeoffed Maud his younger daughter, then within age, in the counties of Leicester and Lincoln, to whom the said Peter gave no guardian; with the wardship of a third part [dower rights of his wife] of all the lands which the said Peter held in chief in the counties of Northampton and Buckingham; to hold during the minority of the said Maud, with the marriage of the said Maud. (S) CPRs.

5/14/1264, Lord Edward (I) and his father King Henry III captured by Montfort at the battle of Lewes, “at the Mill of the Hide”. An estimated 2700 died. Lord Edward and his knights penetrated the center of Montfort’s army, but was flanked on both sides by armored calvary. [This barons’ revolt started in 1258 with the imposition on the king of the “Provisions of Oxford”. The revolt was led by Simon de Montfort, earl of Leicester.]

8/5/1264, Safe conduct until Michaelmas for … with their households, horses, arms, harness and goods, coming to the king; and for their greater security … until the said feast for Alan son of Roald and Agnes his daughter … (S) CPRs. [Apparently some sort of uprising in Oxford.]

7/31/1265, Lord Edward (I) defeated Simon de Montfort’s son Simon at the battle of Kenilworth, Warwickshire. Most of Montfort’s forces were captured, Simon taking refuge in the castle.

9/12/1265, Simple protection, until Easter, for the following … Alan son of Roald. (S) CPRs.

5/18/1266, Simple protection for 1 year for Alan son of Roald. (S) CPRs.

5/1267, Lord Edward suppressed the barons  at the battle of the Isle of Ely, in the fens of the Ouse River in northern Cambridgeshire. The rebels were under the leadership of John d’Eyville. [This battle ended the 2nd Barons War.]

5/21/1267, Protection for 1 year for Alan son of Roald, going to the Holy Land. (S) CPRs.

5/1269, Alan son of Roald gives half a mark for having a writ ad terminum. Order to the sheriff of Lincolnshire. (S) Fine Rolls, H.III, no.554.

11/16/1272, Edward I succeeded Henry III as King of England. [While on crusade.]

1275, Alan, lord of Aston, granted to Osney abbey a fishery called Northlongwater, between Rowney and Queenborough, and 2 islands in Newewerewater. (S) Hist. of Oxford, V13, 1996, Bampton and Weald.

8/1278, To the sheriff of Northampton. Order to cause Isabella, late the wife of William de Hastinges, tenant in chief, to have again seisin of a messuage, 4½ virgates of land, 3 acres of wood and a mill in Cotes and Ravenesthorp, taken into the king's hands by reason of William's death, as the king learns by inquisition taken by the sheriff that Alan son of Roald and Matilda his wife granted the lands, etc., to Isabella and her heirs by a fine made between them in the late king's court before his justices in eyre at Northampton. (S) CCRs.

1279, Alan held Aston manor, and the hamlets of Stokenchurch and Copcourt for half a knight’s fee, besides certain rents in Chalford, and an estate at Wormsley in Stokenchurch.

6/6/1279, Commission of oyer and terminer to … and Robert Malet touching the trespasses of Alan son of Roald de Estwode in removing the accustomed metes and baulks between the wood of Richard de Fuleham and the wood of the said Alan in Stokenchirch, co. Oxford, and not permitting the said Richard to repair the same, and cutting and carrying away the trees growing in the said metes. (S) CPRs.

12/14/1281, Acquittance to Alan son of Roald, late sheriff of Oxford, for the payment, by the king's command, to Thomas de Pampesworth, … of £50. (S) CPRs.

1284, Alan, lord of Aston, held an estate which included 2/3 of the chief messuage in Great Abbefeld, Oxford. (S) Hist. of Oxford, V8, 1964, Lewknor.

1/20/1287,  Commission to Alan son of Roald … in the county of Oxford, to enforce the articles of the statutes made at Winchester … (S) CPRs.

11/25/1290, Robert Bardolf', querent, … Alan, son of Roald, and Maud, his wife, put in their claim. (S) Feet of Fines, Leicestershire, CP 25/1/123/38, number 191.

10/26/1291, IPM of Simon de Scaccario. Oxford: … Abbefeld. A capital messuage &c. … and part of Alan son of Roald rendering 6s. and 1lb. pepper and 1lb. cummin, and to a nun of Merkyate 7s. yearly. … (S) CIsPM.

1294, Sir Alan Fitz Roland involved in the chaining of persons that fled to the church for sanctuary [Alan was execommunicated for his part in the incident, but was later absolved of the crime.]

6/9/1295, IPM of Robert Malet. Oxford: Stockenechirch. A messuage, 100a. arable, 3a. wood, and a horse-mill, held of Alan son of Roald, rendering 21s. yearly. … (S) CIsPM.

1295, Alan died.

6/20/1295, Writ for IPM of Alan son of Roald. Leicester: Kylmundecote. The manor, together with 8 virgates of land … 21 virgates of land in villenage, and 6 marks of assised rent from free tenants … Worthington. 11 virgates of land in bondage, and 114s. 6d. assised rent of free tenants, held, of the inheritance of Maud his wife, of Theobald de Verdon … Claxton. A messuage, 4 virgates of land in demesne, and 10 virgates of land in villenage, of the inheritance of his wife … Roald son of Alan, is his next heir, and of full age. Oxford: Aston [Rouaud]. The manor … Rouard his eldest son, aged 30 and more, is his next heir … (S) CIsPM.


4/12/1304, Isabel, who was the wife of William de Hastingges, querent, and Maud, who was the wife of Alan, son of Roald (Roaldus), deforciant. The manors of Worthynton' and Claxton'. Isabel has acknowledged the manors to be the right of Maud. For this, Maud has granted to Isabel the manors and has rendered them to her in the court, to hold to Isabel and the heirs of her body, of Maud and her heirs for ever, rendering yearly 1 rose. (S) Feet of Fines, Leicestershire, CP 25/1/123/43, number 303.

7/3/1310, Order to send one of themselves who can most conveniently be spared to Is[abella], late the wife of William de Hasting', and to Matilda, late the wife of Alan son of Roald, to receive recognisance from them and to do what is necessary in the matter of a plea between them, wherein the said Is[abella] has impleaded the said Matilda before the king by his writ of the manor of Roppeleye [Hampshire]. (S) CCRs.

(S) A Hist. of the Co. of Oxford: V8: 1964, Aston Rowant. (S) Hist. of the Co. of Buckingham, V3, 1925. (S) Early Yorkshire Charters, V5, Honor of Richmond, Pt2, Farrer, 2013, P94.

Family notes:

·         Contemporary are ‘Alan son of Roland’ of Richmond [York], and ‘Alan son of Roland’ of Dodbrook [Devon].

Child of Alan and ?:

i. Agnes Fitz Alan, born by 1264 in Aston, Oxfordshire, England.

Children of Alan and Matilda:

i. Roland Fitz Alan, born ~1265 in Aston, Oxfordshire, England.

Bef. 1300, Roland died, leaving his brothers John and Henry as heirs.

ii. John Fitz Alan, born ? in Aston, Oxfordshire, England.

By 1316, John died, leaving his brother Henry as heir.

iii. Henry Fitz Alan (2495300), born ~1275 in Aston, Oxfordshire, England.

9/1335, John de Nowers is a plaintiff in a suit which gives the daughters of Peter de Goldington and their descendents for 4 generations, showing Henry as son of Matilda, as well as his heir Roger. (S) FMG, Pedigrees from the Plea Roll, P10-11.