1350, Thomas Childrey born in England, s/o 7604588. Edmund Chelrey & 7604589. Lucy ?.
~1356, Elizabeth born in London, England. [Elizabeth inherited 9 shops and rents in London. Possibly the daughter of Roger Long, vintner of London. Elizabeth also had an inheritance from the Polhampton family of Hampshire.]
By 4/1372, Thomas heir to his father.
4/24/1372, Order to William Auncell, escheator in the counties of Oxford and Berks, to deliver to Thomas, son and heir of Edmund de Chelreye, the lands late of his said father ; as the king has taken his homage and fealty. (S) CFRs.
1373, Thomas loaned Thomas de la Mare £200.
By 1374, Thomas was heir to his younger brother Edmund.
3/22/1375, … petition of John Cohere of Boxore and Joan his wife, by mainprise of Thomas Chelreye of Berkshire … 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.
[––Thomas & Elizabeth––]
By 1375, Thomas married Elizabeth.
1376, Thomas a mainperner of Adam Louches, knight of Oxfordshire.
1377, 1382, Thomas Chelrey executor for Roger Long of London.
6/21/1377, Richard II, age 10, son of the Black Prince, succeeded Edward III as King of England.
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 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.
9/30/1399, Henry IV succeeded Richard II as King of England. [Richard II died a prisoner in the Tower.]
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.
11/5/1407, Writ for IPM of Thomas Chelrey. Berkshire: He held jointly with Elizabeth his wife … Upton Moels manor … Childrey, a manor … West Hagbourne, 1 manor, 12 messuages, … [multiple properties] … He died on 30 Oct. last. Elizabeth wife of John Kyngeston, one daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth, aged 30 years and more, Sybil another daughter aged 6 years and more, and Elizabeth daughter of Thomas Caleston and Joan his wife, another daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth, aged 9 years and more, are his next heirs. (S) CIsPM.
Elizabeth married 2nd Thomas de la Pole.
12/16/1411, Elizabeth died: her heirs her granddaughter Elizabeth, d/o Joan – deceased; Elizabeth, wife of John Kyngeston, and Sybil a minor.
1/28/1412, Writ for IPM of Elizabeth widow of Thomas de la Pole, Knight. London: She held in her demesne as of fee of the king in free burgage, as all London is held: St. Mary Magdalen Milk Street parish, half of 4 shops … 2 shops with solars, …, half of 3 shops with solars, …, half a tenement called ‘le Keyes’ outside Bishopsgate. She died on 16 Dec. last. Elizabeth wife of John Kyngeston, knight, one daughter, Elizabeth (950573) daughter of Thomas Calston and Joan (1901147) his wife, second daughter, and Sibyl the third daughter are her heirs. Bedford … Herford … Berkshire … (S) CIsPM.
2/17/1412, Commitment to Thomas Brounflete, ' chivaler,' and John Halle of the county of Sussex of the keeping of all the lands in the counties of Berks, Hertford and London which belonged to Thomas Chelrey and Elizabeth his wife, … by reason of the minority of Sibyl, one of their daughters and heirs, and of Elizabeth, the daughter of Thomas Calston and Joan late his wife, a second daughter and heir of the said Thomas Chelrey and Elizabeth … together with the marriage of Sibyl, … (S) CFRs.
7/10/1412, Order to the escheator in the county of Berks … inquisition made by him showing that Elizabeth late the wife of Thomas de la Pole, ' chivaler,' on the day of her death held (1), for term of her life with reversion to the heirs of Thomas Chelrey, in Upton, a manor called ' Russels ' ; in Chelrey, a manor called ' Frethornes' together with the advowson of the church of the said town and the advowson of the chantiy of St. Mary in the said church, 30s. 5d. of rent, … [many properties] … in her demesne as of fee tail, by a certain gift made to her and the said Thomas Chelrey her late husband … [more properties] … Elizabeth the wife of John Kyngeston, ' chivaler,' one of the daughters of the said Thomas Chelrey and Elizabeth his wife, Elizabeth the daughter of Thomas Calston and Joan his late wife, the second daughter of the said Thomas Chelrey and Elizabeth, and Sibyl their third daughter, are the next heirs of the said Thomas Chelrey and Elizabeth his wife, Elizabeth wife of John being of full age and Elizabeth daughter of Thomas, and Sibyl, being minors;—to make a partition of the premises into 3 equal parts, take the fealty of the said John Kyngeston … Order to the escheator of Hertford … the manor of Puteriggbury, which the said Elizabeth wife of Thomas held for life with reversion to the heirs of Thomas Chelrey her late husband, … the manor of Hokewelle, which the said Elizabeth likewise held for life with reversion to the heirs of the said Thomas and Elizabeth … Order to the escheator of the city of London … a moiety of 4 shops with cellars and sollars in the parish of St. Mary agdalene of Milkestrete, a moiety of 2 shops with sollars in the same parish, and a moiety of 40s. of quit rent issuing from the tenement …, a moiety of 3 shops in the parish of St. Mary Wolchirche, and a moiety of a tenement, clled ' Le Keyes,' without Byschoppesgate in the suburb of the said city … (S) CFRs.
(S) A Hist. of the Co. of Hereford, V3, 1912. (S) A Hist. of the Co. of Berkshire, V3, 1923. (S) Social Mobility in the 14th Century, Jeffries, 1976.
Children of Thomas and Elizabeth:
i. Elizabeth Chelrey, born 1376 in England.
Elizabeth married John Kyngston.
ii. Joan Chelrey (1901147), born ~1380 in England. [Coheir]
iii. Sybil Chelrey, born 1397 in England.
Sybil married Thomas Beckingham.
1428, Sybil living.