5/31/1254, Gerard de Wakesham born in Suffolk, England, s/o 11817296. Giles de Wachesham & 11817297. Joan ?.
1272, Gerard’s father died, Gerard inherited half of the manor of Stanstead was held in trust of the king, the other half by John de Verdun. (S) CIsPM.
11/16/1272, Edward I succeeded Henry III as King of England. [While on crusade.]
1273, Gerard’s father died.
5/12/1273, IPM of Gerard’s father: Gerard his son, aged 19 on the day of St. Petronilla last, is his next heir. (S) CIsPM.
11/11/1275, Order to cause Gerard de Wachesham, son and heir of Giles de Wachesham, tenant in chief, to have seisin of his father's lands, as it appears to the king by lawful proofs made before him that Gerard is of full age, and the king has taken his homage. (S) CCRs.
By 1277, Gerard married to Joan. (S) Hist. of the Co. of Huntingdon, V2, 1932.
9/6/1277, Gerard de Wakesham, fined 20 marks for the services of 1 knight's fee for the army in Wales. (S) CFRs.
11/23/1278, IPM of John de Verdun. Suffolk: Culfo. A moiety of the manor held of Giles de Wachesham by service of ¼ knight's fee, which moiety fell into the king's hand through the wardship of Gerard son and heir of the said Giles. (S) CIsPM.
1282, William de Blundevile held Blomevile manor of Gerard de Wachesham. (S) Hundred of Forehoe: Depham, An Essay towards a Topo. Hist. of the Co. of Norfolk, V2, 1805.
1282, Gerard de Wachesham had the moiety of 4 fees in Depeham, Morley, &c. of the manor of Hokering. (S) Topo. Hist. of Norfolk, V11, 1810, Tunstal.
1283, Gerard had the moiety of 4 fees in Depeham, Morley, … of the manor of Hokering.
8/1298, Proof of age of William son and heir of John le Mareschal. Suffolk: … Gerard de Wachesham, knight, aged 40, distant 6 leagues from Denham, says that the said William was 21 years of age on the sixth day before St. Michael, 26 Edw. I., and this he knows because he has a son Giles 2 years younger, who was 19 on the said day. (S) CIsPM.
1290, Gerard, Sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk.
9/8/1290, “… Witnesses: Sir Richard de Holebrok', Sir Gerard de Wachesham, …” (S) UKNA.
6/27/1299, Commission of oyer and terminer to Henry Spigurnel and William de Sutton, on complaint by John de Bocland that Gerard de Wachesham, Giles son of Gerard de Wachesham, and Amice his wife, …, entered his manor of Wachesham and carried away his goods. (S) CPRs.
1300, Gerard settled Wortham on himself for life, then on Giles de Wachesham, his son and Amicia his wife.
1300-01, Quit claim from Gerard of Wachesham, Knight, to townsmen of Wortham, of all right and title in 160 acres of Common, called Lynge in Wortham. (S) UKNA.
4/2/1301, Debtor: Gerard de Wachesham, knight [of Forehoe Hundred, Norfolk]. (S) UKNA.
1301-3, Gerard de Wachesham states that he holds the manor of Stanstead in Suffolk of the honour of Boulogne in Haughley by a knight’s fee and suit of court, and nothing else of the king in chief. (S) UKNA.
1303, Sir Gerard de Wachesham, Knt., nominated Walter de Hiltone as Rector of Marlingford.
1307, ‘John fil’ Gerard de Wachesham and Johanna his wife … v. Gerard de Wachesham, of the manor and advowson of Marlyngford. (S) A Short Cal. of the Feet of Fines for Norfolk, 1885, P173.
6/18/1307, Gerard de Waschesham to grant in fee simple to Giles his son the advowson of the Church of Stanstead and the reversion of the manor of Stanstead. (S) CPRs.
7/7/1307, Edward II succeeded Edward I as King of England.
3/8/1309, … Suffolk. 2 knights' fees that Gerard de Wachesham holds in Wherstede. (S) CCRs.
8/4/1309, Commission of oyer and terminer on complaint of Stephen de Burghersshe that Gerard de Wachesham, … destroyed his turves, dug and placed for drying at Reydon, co. Norfolk. (S) CPRs.
9/29/1315, IPM of Thomas de Verdun. Suffolk: Colpho. A capital messuage, … held of Gerard de Wachisham by service of 1/4 knight’s fee. … Stanstede. A capital messuage, … held of Gerard de Wachisham by service of 1/2 knight’s fee … (S) CIsPM.
Giles died. (S) Hist. of Huntingdon, V2, 1932, Colne.
(S) An Essay towards a Topographical Hist. of the Co. of Norfolk: V2, 1805. (S) The Manors of Suffolk, Copinger, 1905, P206.
Child of Giles and Joan:
i. Giles de Wachesham (2954324), born 1278 in England.