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Monday, September 27, 2010

Baron Simon de Montacute & Isabel ?

4990612. Baron Simon de Montacute & 4990613. Isabel ?

~1245, Simon born in England, s/o 9981224. William de Montacute & 9981224. Bertha ?.

~1245, Isabel born in England.

Bef. 10/23/1270, Simon’s father died: Grant to Philip Basset, for a fine of 500 marks, of the wardship of the lands which William de Monte Acuto held in chief, … with the marriage or marriages of the heirs. (S) CPRs.

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

1277, Simon served in Welsh wars against Llywelyn ab Gruffydd, prince of Wales.

6/1277, King Edward was in Chester where he cleared a road through a dense forest, and started construction on the castles of Flint and Rhuddlan. King Edward made forays into the Welsh lands of Llywelyn ap Gruffydd, prince of Wales, capturing Snowdonia and the isle of Anglesey.

11/13/1278, Licence for Simon de Monte Acuto to demise, for life, … manor of Thurlebyre … (S) CPRs.

1282, Simon with King Edward I at Rhuddlan.

12/1282, Simon at the defeat of Llewelyn ap Gruffydd at the battle of Radnor in eastern Wales. [Aka Battle of Orewin Bridge.]

9/30/1283, Simon summoned to parliament at Shrewsbury for the trial of Llywelyn’s brother Davydd III.

5/26/1285, Licence for Simon de Monte Acuto, … to give land … within his manor of Cheldesy, … in exchange … land in Woneford … (S) CPRs.

9/13/1286, “Debtor: Simon de Montague, knight [of Shepton Montague, Norton Ferris Hundred, Somerset].” (S) UKNA.

2/8/1290, … lands of Simon de Monte Acuto in the counties of Somerset, Devon, Dorset, Oxford and Buckingham, which lands the said Simon has surrendered and quit-claimed to the king forever. (S) CPRs.

1290, Isabel living when Simon confirmed in the possession of Shipton Montacute, Somerset.


By 1290, Simon sold the marriage right of his son William to Queen Eleanor.

Bef. 11/1290, Queen Eleanor sold the marriage right of Simon’s son William to John de Montfort (30424234), who arranged for William to marry his sister Eleanor. [Eventually to his daughter Elizabeth (2495307).]

3/6/1292, Writ de intendendo directed to Ela la Lungespeye, countess of Warwick, the king’s kinswoman, in favor of Simon de Monte Acuto son and heir of William de Monte Acuto, in respect of her fealty, … Philip Basset, sometime her husband, … (S) CPRs.

1292-3, “Request by Simon de Montagu to Sir Hugh le Despenser that the charter by which he had been enfeoffed of the manor of Ilsley (Hildeslegh) shall be delivered to Sir Aumary de St. Amand to whom he has conveyed it. (Berks).” (S) UKNA.

6/20/1292, Confirmation to John de Monte Forti, king’s yeoman, of the marriage of William son and heir of Simon de Monte Acuto for the use of his daughter [sister] Elizabeth, grant to him by Eleanor, late queen of England. (S) CPRs.

1/8/1293, “Debtor: Sir Simon Montague {de Monte Acuto}, knight [of Shepton Montague, Norton Ferris Hundred, Somerset]. Creditor: Walter de Wilton. Amount: £10, for 1 horse bought from him. Before whom: William de Gatepath, Mayor of Exeter.” (S) UKNA.

1294, Simon summoned to parliament.

6/14/1294, Simon summoned to meet the king at Portsmouth.

7/7/1294, Pardon to Simon de Mont Acuto for all the trespasses … county of Devon. (S) CPRs.

9/1/1294, Simon accompanied the king to Gascony.

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

1296, Simon commanded a ship which broke the French siege of Bordeaux (then English).

1297, Simon served in the Gascon War to protect lands in Gascony from Philip IV of France.

1298, Simon de Montacute gave the monor of Poltymore to William Pontington, canon of the Cathedral of Exeter. (S) Devonshire Wills, Worthy, 1896, P476.

5/1298, Simon summoned as a baron to an assembly of the lay estates at York.

7/22/1298, Simon fought at the battle of Falkirk, Scotland. King Edward defeated Sir William Wallace. The Scots defensive position was strong, but based on spearmen with support of some cavalry and archers. Edward’s armored knights were repulsed by the amassed spear points. King Edward brought up his Welsh longbowmen. They cut gaps into the Scottish ranks through which the mounted English knights could charge. The Scots were routed, but Wallace escaped.

1299, “Simon de Montagu (Montague). … Montagu requests that the debts that he owes to the king be respited as he is serving in the Scottish war, and will not be able to continue to serve if he has to pay them. … respites were granted to the petitioner in April 1299 and subsequently in February 1301.” (S) UKNA.

1299, Simon appointed Governor of Corfe castle.

1299, Simon summoned 3 times to serve in Scotland.

1300-09, Simon summoned to parliament.

1300, Lord Simon de Montague, a king’s banneret, and a baron, bore “griffins on a blue banner” at the siege of Caerlaverock castle.

2/1/1310, Mandate to Simon de Monte Acuto, constable of the castle of Corf. (S) CPRs.

2/12/1301 in Lincoln, “Simon Dominus de Monte acuto” signed the baron’s letter to the Pope.

1301-2, “Grant by Hugh de Broke, …, to William de Montagu, Elizabeth his wife, and the heirs of William, of all his lands and tenements of 'La Hide' in Langley Abbots. Witnesses: Sirs Simon de Montagu, …” (S) UKNA.

10/26/1302, Simon de Monte Acuto, going to Gascony with John de Hastinges, nominating William de Monte Acuto and Roger de Molton his attorneys for two years. (S) CPRs.

1304, Aufrica de Connoght, heiress of the Isle of Man, quitclaimed all of her rights to Simon de Montague.

1305, “Simon de Montagu (Montague), lieutenant of John de Hastingges, Seneschal of Gascony.” (S) UKNA.

10/20/1305, “Simon de Montagu requests the king's grace, for his long service, on the matter of 100 marks, which William Martyn and his companions condemned him to pay as a fugitive, whereas he was in the king's court pursuing his business at the time, … The king pardons him those 100 marks, provided he appears before the justices and stands to right.”

5/22/1306 in London, Simon present at the knighting of Prince Edward.

5/30/1306, Pardon to Simon de Monte Acuto, in consideration of his services in Gascony, of £120 8s 3d, … from him and from William de Monte Acuto his father, whose heir he is, … (S) CPRs.

1306, Simon in the King’s retinue as they marched on Scotland.

1306, For his services in Scotland, Simon pardoned of a debt of £120 which his father had owed.

1307, “…  Simon de Mountagu (Montagu); William de Mountagu (Montagu); John Bernevill; Eleanor [of Castile], Queen of England …” (S) UKNA.

1/30/1307, Admiral Simon de Montague appointed as Captain and Governor of the whole fleet. Against the Scots, as well as the parts of Scotland as in the isles between Scotland and Ireland. (S) CPRs.

7/7/1307, at Burgh by Sands, near Carlisle , Simon present when King Edward I died.

2/25/1308 at Westminster, Simon at the coronation of King Edward II.

3/1/1309, Simon appointed to the custody of Beaumaris castle. (S) CPRs.

1310, Simon constituted admiral of the fleet against the Scots. (S) The Chronicle of Man and the Sudreys, Goss, 1874.

4/2/1313, Acquittance to Simon de Monte Acuto, on account of his good service both to the king and to king Edward I, and also his manucaptors, of all suits brought against him in the court of the king’s bench, for his attempt to occupy the land of Man to the king’s disinheritance. (S) CPRs.

1313, Simon summoned to parliament and against the Scots.

10/20/1313m, Licence for Simon de Monte Acuto to crenelltate his dwelling-place of Yerdlyngton, co. Somerset. (S) CPRs.

9/20/1314, Simon de Monte Acuto granted a market and fair at Chedzoy, a fair at Thurlbear, and a fair and market at Yarlington, all in Somerset. (S) Gaz. of Markets and Fairs in England and Wales to 1516.

1315-16, Simon stationed in the north to watch the frontier during the winter campaign.

1/1316, Simon summoned to parliament.

1317, Simon died.

10/3/1317, Order to the same to take into the king's hand the lands late of Simon de Monte Acuto, deceased, tenant in chief. (S) CFRs.

(S) A Genealogical and Heral. Dic., Burke, 1831, P359. (S) Baronia Anglica Concentrata, Banks, 1844, P318. (S) DNB, V38, Lee, P207.

Children of Simon and Isabel:

i. Isabella de Montacute (4989125), born ~1265 in England.

ii. William Montacute (2495306), born ~1270 in England.

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