Tuesday, March 22, 2011

G22: 3803096

3803096. Sir James Bellers & 3803097. Margaret Bernak

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~1347, James born in England, s/o 7606192. Ralph Bellers.

Margaret born in England, d/o §Nicholas Bernake of Nottingham.

4/22/1368, Order to cause James Beler to have seisin of a messuage and 5 acres of land in Sixtenby, held by Ralph, son of Isolda de Sixtenby, hanged for felony it is said; as the king has learned by inquisition, taken by the sheriff that the premises have been in his hand a year and a day and are yet in his hand, that the said Ralph held the same of Ralph Belers, father of the said James, whose heir he is, and that the said James had the year and a day and the waste, and ought to answer to the king for the same. (S) CCRs.

12/8/1372, Commission … to levy … to Roger Belers, William Bernak, James Belers, … county of Leciester … (S) CPRs.

1/1376, James attended parliament for Leicester.

7/10/1376, Order to the sheriff to cause James Beler, knight, and William Flaumville, knight, to have £32 of the commons of the county, being knights of the shire summoned to attend parliament held at Westminster. (S) CCRs.

1/1377, James attended parliament for Leicester.

7/1/1377, Commission for array for co. Leicester to … Roger Belers, … James Beler and others named. (S) CPRs.

7/13/1377, Richard II, age 10, crowned king of England.

2/12/1378, William Flarnvill and James Belers, late knights for Leicestershire in the parliaments of 1376 and January 1377, bring a bill against Richard Herthull, late sheriff, reciting that on 14 August last at Leicester they delivered to the sheriff the king’s writ, ordering him to let the said knights have from the county £32 for their expenses … (S) Parliament History, App. 1, 10/15/2008.

10/1/1380, Association of James de Belers with John, duke of Lancaster, and the rest in the commission of the peace in the county of Leicester, in the place of Roger Belers, excused. (S) CPRs.

By 1381, James married Margaret. (S) Lay Subsidy Roll.

5/16/1381, Fine. … Between James Belers, chivaler, and Margaret, his wife, plantiffs, and William de Sibthorp, parson of

the church of Houton, … who granted the manor, 50 messuages, … in Melton, Ketulby on Wrethek, Dalby, Chacombe, Somerby, Sileby, Quenby, Tirlyngton, Burton St. Lazarus, Little Dalby, Ansty and Retherby to the said James Belers and Margaret, together with certain homages and services … except 2 messuages and 5 virgates of land in Quenby which Thomas de Assheby of Quenby and Alice, his wife, hold for life, a messuage and 2 virgates which John Belers holds for life in Ketelby, a virgate in Oleby which Elena de Rempstone holds for life, and which ought to revert, at their respective deaths, to William, shall remain to James Belers and Margaret and their joint issue male, in default to Roger Beler of Ketelby and his heirs male, and in default successively to John, brother of the said Roger, Thomas, brother of the said John, brother of Roger, the elder, to Ralph, brother of Thomas, to Nicholas, brother of Ralph, to James, brother of Nicholas, to Thomas, brother of Nicholas, the younger, in tail male respectively, and in default to the right heirs of the said James Belers for ever. (S) Hastings’ MSS.

4/5/1381, Commission of the peace … John, duke of Lancaster, … James Belers … in the county of Leicester. (S) CPRs.

5/24/1381, James Belers, knight, and Margaret his wife, querents, by John Purle, put in place of Margaret, … (S) Feet of Fines, Leicestershire.

6/1385, Suit between James Belers, chivaler, plantiff, and Richard Dyke of Tyrlyngton, and John Beste of the same, in a plea of trespass, is put in respite to Michaelmas for default of jurors. (S) De Banco Roll.

6/23/1392, Commission to James Belers, Richard Assheby, John Wodeford, Thomas derby and John Purle to enquire who killed Robert Horn at Melton Moubray. (S) CPRs.

1399, Henry IV deposed Richard II and became King of England.

4/1402, James Belers, knight, and William, his son, chaplain, v. James Pacey of Holewell, in a plea of 36 marks.

3/1406, … executors of John Talbot … James Belers, knight, … James’ son John, came with a body of armed men, dragged him, a sick man of eighty, away half-naked, and took him to John Belers’ manor of Sysonby, …

2/8/1412, James Bellers on a commission of peace in Leicestershire. (S) CPRs.

12/1/1412, James summoned to parliament.

2/3/1413–3/20/1413, James attended the parliament headed by Speaker Thomas Chaucer.

2/3/1413, James Bellers on a commission of peace in Leicestershire. (S) CPRs.

6/1413, James, in the fields of Thorp Langton, co. Leicester, was assaulted by a group of armed men and left for dead.

6/27/1413, Commission to William Roos of Hamelak, … that William Perwych and other evildoers assaulted James Beller, one of the keepers of the peace and justices of oyer and terminer in the county of Leicester and escheator and one of the knights of the shire, when returning from the last Parliament at Westminister to his home and left him for dead and afterwards fled to divers places … (S) CPRs. [The inquisition was held 7/1/1413.]

4/1/1418, Commission of array … William Ferrers of Groby, … James Belers, … county of Leicester. (S) CPRs.

11/26/1419, Commission about a loan to be paid to the king … William Ferrers of Groby, … James Belers, … county of Leicester. (S) CPRs.

1421, James of Somerby wrote his will.

Family notes:
• From 1453 record of John, grandson of James: James, s/o Ralph, s/o Ralph, s/o Hamon, s/o William.
• There is another James Bellers, esquire, at this time, s/o James Bellers & Lettice Prest, of Rutland and Warwickshire. Yet another James Bellers is this James’ paternal uncle.

Child of James and Margaret:

i. John Bellers (1901548), born ~1381 in Leicestershire, England.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

G22: 3802830

3802830. Richard Walton & 3802831. Margery Sutton

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~1360, Margery born in England, heir & d/o §Sir John de Sutton & Alice de Reyden.

1393, Margery’s father died; succeeded by her uncle Sir Richard de Sutton, age 60.

Margery heiress to her uncle Richard.

5/12/1406, Wheras John Walton of Wyvenho and Richard Walton of Wyveno lately acquired 4 messuages … in Berghole, held of the king in chief as in socage, from John Boys in fee … (S) CPRs.

(S) The Manors of Suffolk, V6, 1910.

Family notes:
• John de Sutton, born ~1325, s/o §William de Sutton, married Margery de Whelneitham d/o Sir John de Whelneitham.
• 1349, John de Sutton and Margaret his wife, levied a fine against Amflesia, daughter of Thomas Baldewyne, and Walter de Barkworth and Katherine his wife of a moiety of the manor of Adehall.
• 1360, John de Sutton and Margaret his wife, levied a fine of a fourth part of the manor against William de Waldingfield and Amflesia his wife, John Wolf and Joan his wife, and Katherine who was wife of Walter de Barkworth.
• 1365 Sir John de Sutton gave 10 marks for licence to acquire certain lands in East Bergholt.
• Sir John de Sutton died.
• 1377, John, s/o John, member of parliament for Suffolk, married Alice, heir & d/o Sir John de Reyden of Overbury Hall in Layham, [widow of Sir Andrew de Bures.] John married 2nd d/o Sir Michael de Poynings.
• 1384, Margery died; her son John the heir.
• 6/5/1385, Grant, … of John Hende to John de Sutton and Richard de Sutton, knights, … manor of Bradwell by Coggeshale, co. Essex … (S) CPRs.

Child of John and Margery:

i. Joan Walton (1901415), born ~1390 in England.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

G22: 3802294

3802294.Thomas Chelrey & 3802295. Elizabeth ?

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1350, Thomas born in England, s/o 7604588. Edmund Chelrey & 7604589. Lucy ?.

By 4/1372, Thomas heir to his father.

1373, Thomas loaned Thomas de la Mare 200£.

By 1374, Thomas was heir to his younger brother Edmund.

3/22/1375, To the sheriff of Berkes. Order, upon the petition of John Cohere Westminster, of Boxore and Joan his wife, by mainprise of Thomas Chelreye of Berkshire … to stay the exigents and waiver against them respectively and the taking of their bodies, bringing this writ before the justices of the Bench ; … they are ready to answer and stand to right in all things ; and the said Thomas and the others, appearing in person in chancery, have mainpemed under a pain of 20£. (S) CCRs.

4/1375, Writing of Joan late the wife of Edmund de Chelreye the younger [Thomas’ younger brother, deceased] in her widowhood, being a quitclaim to Thomas de Chelreye of all lands, rents and services which the said Thomas held in the towns of Wokefeld Banastre and Silhampstede. (S) CCRs.

1376, Thomas a mainperner of Adam Louches, knight of Oxfordshire.

Thomas married Elizabeth, acquiring 9 shops and rents in London for the life of his wife [Possibly the daughter of Roger Long, vintner of London. Elizabeth also had an inheritance from the Polhampton family.]

1377, 1382, Thomas Chelrey executor for Roger Long of London.

1377-79, Thomas on a commission of peace for Berkshire.

1380, Thomas on a commission of oyer and terminer for Hampshire.

1378, 1385, Thomas on a commissioner of array for Berkshire.

4/29/1385, Commission, in view of imminent invasion by the French, … to array all men-at-arms … the signs called ‘Bekyns’ are to be placed in the accustomed spots to warn the people of the coming of the enemy … Thomas de Chelrey, … in the county of Berks. (S) CPRs.

1388, Thomas on a commission of oyer and terminer for Berkshire.

1388, Thomas exchanged land in Westcote for land in Childrey.

7/28/1388, Commission of oyer and terminer … Thomas Chelrey, upon complaint of Thomas de Faryngdon of Fernham that … co. Berks … (S) CPRs.

1389, Thomas on a commission of peace for Berkshire.

1390, Thomas represented Berkshire in parliament.

1390, Matthew Gourney and Philippa his wife to retain the manor of Currey Malet … Thomas Chelrey, … to retain the other half … (S) Lists and Indexes, V22, 1906, P646.

1391, Thomas was sub-Treasurer of England.

5/14/1393, Commission of oyer and terminer … Thomas Chelrey, … bondmen … rebelliously withdraw their services … with poser to imprison all adjudged before them … (S) CPRs.

5/31/1398, Appointment of Richard, bishop of Slaisbury, Ralph Cheyne, knight, … and Thomas Chelrey, to examine the government of the priory of the nuns of Ambresbury, … (S) CPRs.

1401, John Latton granted the manor of Upton Russels to Thomas Chelrey, his wife Elizabeth, and his heirs. (S) CPRs.

1403, Thomas the steward for the estates of William de Wykeham, bishop of Winchester.

7/24/1403, Thomas mentioned in the will of William, bishop of Winchester. (S) Testamenta Vetusta, 1826, P763.

1404, Thomas a tax collector.

2/15/1405, Licence, for 6 marks … by Thomas Chelrey the elder … for him to grant the manor of Balateston, co. Berks, held in chief, to Thomas Chelrey his son and Elizabeth his wife and the heirs of their bodies. (S) CPRs.

1405, Thomas settled the manor of Balsdon in Kintbury on his son Thomas and his wife Elizabeth. [Thomas junior died before his father.]

1405-06, Thomas represented Berkshire in parliament.

2/27/1406, Thomas on a commission of peace in Berkshire. (S) CPRs.

12/16/1406, Commission to William Roos of Hamelak, … Thomas Chelrey, … to audit the accounts of Thomas, lord of Furnyvall, … king appointed … treasurers of his wars, … (S) CPRs.

2/13/1407, Thomas on a commission of peace in Berkshire. (S) CPRs.

10/30/1407, Thomas died holding 6 manors and many large pieces of lands.

Elizabeth married 2nd Thomas de la Pole.

1412, Elizabeth died: her heirs her granddaughter Elizabeth, d/o Joan – deceased; Elizabeth, wife of John Kyngeston, and Sybil a minor.

(S) A History of the County of Hereford, V3, 1912. (S) A History of the County of Berkshire, V3, 1923. (S) Social Mobility in the Fourteeth Century, Jeffries, 1976.

Children of Thomas and Elizabeth:

i. Joan Chelrey (1901147), born ~1385 in England. [Coheir]

ii. Elizabeth Chelrey, born ? in England.
Elizabeth married John Kyngston.

iii. Sybil Chelrey, born aft. 1390 in England.
Sybil married Thomas Beckingham.
1428, Sybil living.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

G22: 3802292

3802292. Laurence Calston & 3802293. Felicia de Combe

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1330, Laurence Calston, born in England, s/o 7604584. Roger Calston & 7604585. Joan de St. Martin.

~1340, Felicia, born in England, d/o 7604586. Richard de Combe & 7604587. Matilda de London.

Aft. 7/12/1352, Felecia’s father died.

1/1355, Feoffment by Lawrence de Calston, son of Roger, to Sir Lawrence de Sancto Martino, knight [Laurence’s uncle], … lands in Litlecote and Somerfelde, … (S) A Descriptive Catalouge of Ancient Deeds, 1906, P548.

Felicia heiress to her father after her brothers died.

9/1385, Laurence, lord of Littlecote, died; his son Thomas heir to his granduncle Laurence de St. Martin [born 1319 after his father’s death], brother of this Laurence’s mother Joan.

(S) A History of the County of Hampshire, V4, 1911. (S) CPRs, 1/28/1444. (S) Wiltshire Notes and Queries, 1913.

Child of Laurence and Felicia:

i. Thomas Calston (1901146), born ~1360 in England.