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Sunday, November 7, 2010

Baron William de Dacre & Joan Gernet

5908576. Baron William de Dacre & 5908577. Joan Gernet

3/12/1265, William born in Castle Naworth, Yorkshire, England, s/o 11817152. Ranulph de Dacre & 11817153. Geva ?.

~1265, Joan born in England, heir & d/o 11817154. Sir Benedict Gernet.

[––William & Anne––]

William married 1st to Anne Derwentwater.

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

[––William & Joan––]

~1285, William married Joan, gaining in her right Halton, Fishwick, and Eccleton, Lanc.

5/1286, William’s father died.

7/30/1286, Order to the escheator beyond Trent to commit to William son and heir of Ranulf de Dakre, tenant in chief, who is within age, the wardship of the lands late of his said father, wherein, as William has intimated, there has been waste and destruction, to hold until his full age. (S) CFRs.

1291, The advowson of the Tatham Parish church, possessed by William, was valued at £6 13s 4d. (S) BHO, The Parish of Tatham.

1292, William and Joan defended various pleas of quo warranto brought by the king, the jury siding with the right of Joan to Fishwick.

1294, A claim of 6 acres in Eccleston against William de Dacre. The land had been approved from the waste by Benedict Gernet and Warine de Walton, lords in common, and fell to the latter's share on a division. (S) Eccleston, A Hist. of the Co. of Lancaster, V6, 1911.

1297, Joan Dacre [William’s stepmother], widow of Randle de Dacre, held Over Kellet, Bare, and Heysham in dower.

1297, William held Fishwick by knight’s service; rendering 7s. 8d. to the Earl of Lancaster.

11/14/1297, Appointment of William de Dacre and Ralph de Montjoye to Levy in the county of Lancaster 3000 footmen for service under Robert de Clyfford, captain of the march of Scotland in the county of Cumbeland against the Scots who have invaded the realm. (S) CPRs.

7/22/1298, King Edward defeated Sir William Wallace at the battle of Falkirk, Scotland. 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.

1300, William, lord Dacre, 1st summoned to parliament as a baron.

4/1/1300, … ordered … to cause all and singular of … knights, esquires or others having £40 yearly of land … to provide themselves with horses and arms … be with the king at Carlisle at Midsummer next, ready to set out with him at his wages against the Scots … Lancaster, with William de Dacre. (S) CCRs.

1300, Siege of Caerlaverock castle in Scotland.

8/24/1307, Licence for William de Dacre to crenellate his dwelling-house of Dunmalloght, co. Cumberland, in the Marches of Scotland. (S) CPRs.

5/13/1309, Sir William de Dacre and Joanna his wife patrons of Prescot church, co. Westmorland.

7/22/1310, William, knight, witnessed a grant of Richard de Loughteburgh. (S) UKNA.

4/15/1303, William given letters of protection with the Earl of Lancaster to go on the expedition of King Edward I into Scotland. (S) Cal. of Doc’s Relating to Scotland.

1303-4, William obtained a charter for free warrent of all his demesne lands at Dacre and Halton in Cumberland.

7/7/1307, Edward II became king on the death of his father.

8/24/1307, William had license to castellated his house at Dunmalloght. (S) CPRs.

1308, Sir William fought in the war against Scotland.

3/4/1309, [William] “Dacre requests that he be granted warren in Heysham [Northwest coast of England], and a market and fair at Rotherham.” (S) Gaz. of Markets and Fairs in England and Wales to 1516.

1310, William, s/o Ranulph de Dacre, held a moiety of the manor of Overton.

1/20/1311, Between William de Dacre, and Joan, his wife, plaintiffs, and William, son of Thomas Buet, of Burgh, deforciant of the manors of Eccleston in Laylandshire, Halton, and Fysshewyke.

1311, Sir William fought in the wars against Scotland.

Bef. 1313, William de Dacre and Thomas de Multon agreed on a marriage arrangement of William’s son Randolph and Thomas’ daughter Margaret. (S) Abbeys, Castles and Ancient Halls, Timbs, 2008, P319.

10/16/1313, Pardon to William de Dacre, adherent of Thomas, earl of Lancaster, … whether on account of the capture, detention, or death of Peter de Gavaston, … (S) CPRs. [William’s sons Randolph and Edmund also pardoned.]

6/18/1314, William de Dacre, Hugh de Louther, and Thomas de Fissheburne appointed to a commission to enquire into felonies and trespasses and also touching the action of the sheriffs [Parl. Writs.] in the county of Lancaster. (S) CPRs.

3/4/1315, Appointment, during pleasure, of William de Dacre to the custody of the stewardship of the forest of Ingelwode. (S) CPRs.

1315, William, by IPM of Robert de Clifford, held a moiety of the manors of Overton and Waitby by homage and fealty, and 12s 6d cornage. (S) The Hist. & Antiq’s of the Counties of Westmorland and Cumberland, Nicolson, P487.

11/4/1315, William led forces against Sir Adam Bannister at Preston.

6/18/1316, William de Dacre of Cumberland came before the council at Westminster and mainprised for Adam de Skelton. (S) CFRs.

1317, William de Dacre contracted to serve on the West March with 65 men-at-arms and 100 hobelars (light cavalry) for a year in support of Edmund fitz Alan, earl of Arundel. (S) Wars of the Bruces, McNamee, 1997, P149.

11/1/1317, Commitment during pleasure to John de Castre and William Dacre of the castle of Carlisle. (S) CFRs.

By 1318, Sir William de Dacre was witness to a land grant by Thomas, … of Little Heysham, to the church of St. Mary, Lancaster. … noting that “half an acre of land lies in Stanistone, between the land of the said Prior and the land of Joan de Dacre [Johanne de Dacre], …”.

7/9/1318, John de Castre and William Dacre ordered to deliver the castle of Carlisle to Andrew de Hartcla. (S) CFRs.

8/1318, Sir William died. (S) UKNA.

8/24/1318, Writ for IPM of William de Dacre. Cumberland: Boohardby. 2 messuages … Dacre. The manor … Soulby. The hamlet … Neubiging. A messuage … Ranulph his son, aged 28, is his next heir. Westmoreland: Overton. A moiety of the manor … Wateby. A moiety … (S) CIsPM.


9/25/1318, Order to the eseheator on this side Trent to deliver to Randolf de Dacre, son and heir of William de Dacre, tenant in chief, the lands late of his said father, he having done homage ; saving to Joan late the wife of William her dower. (S) CFRs.

Joan [apparently] married 2nd William Bouwet.

1324, Joan died; and by inquest taken at Lancaster, …, it was found that “Joan, who was the wife of William Dacre, held ut de perquisito facto to William de Dacre, now deceased, and the said Joan, and the heirs which the said William should beget of the body of the said Joan, by William, son of Thomas Bouwet of Boigh, by a certain fine levied in the Court of the King, the manors of Halton, Fishwick, and Eccleston in Leylandshire. Ranulf de Dacre, son of the said William and Joan, was next heir of the said Joan, and aged 30 years and more.

12/5/1324, Writ for IPM of Joan, late the wife of William de Dacre. Lancaster: Halton, Fysshewyk and Eccleston in Laylandschire. The manors … made to the said William and Joan and the heirs of their bodies, by William son of Thomas Bouwet of Borgh by fine levied in the king’s court, … Ranulph, son of the aforesaid William, aged 30 and more, is her next heir. (S) CIsPM.

(S) A General and Heral. Dic. of the Peerages, Burke, 1831, P153. (S) Final Concords for Lancashire, Part 2: 1307-77, 1902.

Family notes:

·         Heysham held successively by: ~1200, Adam Gernet held Heysham. 1212, Thomas Gernet. 1246, Vivian Gernet. Aft. 1271, Roger Gernet, who sold the manor to Randle de Dacre [William’s father] and Joan [William’s stepmother] his wife. (S) Hist of the Co. of Lancaster, V8, 1914, Parish of Heysham.

Children of William and Joan:

i. Randolph de Dacre (30422816), born 1289 in England

ii. Edmund de Dacre (2954288), born 1291 in England.