5910026. Lord Ralph de Cromwell & 5910027. Maud de Bernake
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~1320, Ralph born in England, s/o 11820052. Ralph de Cromwell & 11820053. Avicia de Bellers.
2/1/1327 at Westminster, Edward III, age 14, crowned king of England.
1337, Maud born in England, d/o 11820054. Sir John de Bernake & 11820055. Joan Marmion.
6/20/1342, Whereas John de Oxonia … in consideration of a fine of 100 marks made in his name by Roger son of Roger Beler, Ralph son of Ralph de Crombewelle and John son of John de Folevill … have become mainpernors for the payment … pardoned … (S) CPRs.
1348, The Black Death entered the west countryside of England [likely entering through Bristol].
By 5/12/1356, Ralph heir to his father.
Bef. 1/20/1360, Ralph married Maud.
12/18/1360, Maud age 23, heir to her brother William.
2/1361, “Petitioners: Ralph de Crombwell (Cromwell); Maud [de Crombwell (Cromwell)], wife of Ralph de Cromwell.” (S) UKNA. [Seek against John de Kirketon, ‘chivaler,’ the castel of Tateshale and manor of Scremby-halle in Kyrkeby as her inheritance – found in favor of Maud.] (S) CPRs, 3/20/1431.
7/1/1364, Whereas Ralph de Cromwell, knight, and Maud, his wife, … impleading … castle and manor of Tateshale, … in case they recover the same as of the right of Maud, … (S) CPRs.
4/28/1365, Exemption for life of Ralph de Cromwell from being put on assizes, … appointment as mayor … against his will. (S) CPRs.
3/18/1367, Ralph took livery of Tattershall after the death of Sir John de Kirketon; Maud heir of her great-uncle John de Driby.
2/15/1369, Commission of the peace … John, duke of Lancaster, … Ralph de Crumwell, … (S) CPRs.
3/20/1371, Commission of the peace … to Ralph de Cromwell, … in the parts of Lyndeseye, co. Lincoln. (S) CPRs.
12/12/1373, … John, duke of Lancaster, Ralph de Cromwell, … keepers of the peace in the parts of Lyndeseye, co. Lincoln. (S) CPRs.
8/20/1374, Commission of oyer and terminer … Gilbert de umfravill, earl of Angus, John de Clynton ‘chivaler,’ Ralph de Crombewell, ‘chivaler,’ … Walcote, co. Lincoln … (S) CPRs.
12/28/1375, Ralph de Cromwell was summoned by writ to parliament as 1st Lord Cromwell.
7/13/1377, Richard II, age 10, crowned king of England.
7/7/1379, Commission de walliis, fossatis, &c. to Robert de Wylughby, knight, Ralph de Crumwell, knight, … county of Lincoln. (S) CPRs.
5/8/1381, Licence, for 12£ … by Robert de Cromwell, for him and Agnes his wife to enfeoff Ralph de Cromwell, … knights … (S) CPRs.
7/14/1382, Commission of oyer and terminer to Ralph de Cromwell, … Conynegesby, co. Lincoln. (S) CPRs.
9/3/1384, Appointment of William de Wylughby, Ralph de Cromwell, … to take and imprison … statute of Northampton. (S) CPRs.
3/26/1386, Appointment of Henry de Percy, earl of Northumberland, Robert de Wilughby, John de Beaumont, Ralph de Cromwell, Philip le Despenser, … William de Burgh, … to enquire by jury of the county of Lincoln … (S) CPRs.
1386, Maud named executrix in the will of her uncle Robert de Bernake of Markby, Lincolnshire.
5/13/1389, Licence, for 20£, … “a chaplain to celebrate devine service daily in the parish church of Thatshale fer the good estate of Ralph de Cromwell, knight, and Matilda, his wife, and for their souls after death, and for the sould of Robert de Bernak and others”. (S) CPRs.
4/10/1390, “William Fitzwilliam, knight, son and heir of John Fitzwilliam, knight to John de Clynton, Ralph de Cromwell, …” (S) UKNA.
5/6/1391, Commission to Robert de Wylughby, Ralph de Cromwell, Philip Tylney, … knights, … parts of Holand, co. Lincoln … (S) CPRs.
1394, Maud co-heir to her cousin, Mary de Percy, wife of John de Roos, 5th Lord Roos of Helmsley.
2/14/1396, Pardon … Robert Knolles, knight, … for acquiring in fee, without licence, from Ralph de Crombewell of Tateshale, knight, and Maud, his wife, … manors of Tybenham and Denton Halle … Topcroft and Aldeberth, … (S) CPRs.
11/11/1396, Charter of Ralph Cromwell, knight, granting the chantry of the chapel of St. Nicholas, to John de Burton.
10/1/1397, Demise by Sir Ralph de Cromwell, lord of Tateshale, to Richard Ussher and John Cranmere of Baston, of the lands in Baston lately belonging to Robert de Bernak.
8/27/1398, Ralph, 1st Lord Cromwell, knt. of Tattershall, Lincolnshire and Lutton, Northamptonshire died.
10/13/1399, Henry IV crowned king of England.
2/4/1400 at Westminster, Licence, for 40 marks paid by her to the king, for Matilda late the wife of Ralph de Cromewell of Tateshale, knight, to enfeoff Thomas de Bardolf of Wormygay, knight, Richard Gray of Condore, knight, Robert de Scales of Noysilles, knight, … of her manor of Candelesby … (S) Patent Rolls of Henry IV, V1, P191.
8/20/1400, Charter of Maud, widow of Ralph de Cromwell, granting to Hugh de Goudeby all her lands in Baston in life.
1409, Maud de Bernake presented to the church of Candlesby.
4/21/1410, Charter of Maud de Cromwell, lady of Tateshale, granting to Sir William de Cromwell her son, her manor of Driby, with the advowsons of Driby and of the chantry there founded by Robert de Bernack her uncle.
4/9/1413, Henry V crowned king of England.
1416, Maud wrote her will.
4/10/1419, Maud died.
(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P349. (S) Plantagenet Ancestry, P494. (S) The Peerage of Ireland, Lodge, 1789, P166.
• 1493-1500, “Sir William Knyvet, knight, son of John, son of Elizabeth, daughter of Constantine, son of Elizabeth, sister of Rauf, father of Rauf, late lord Cromwell; and William Fitzwilliam, son of John, son of William, son of William, son of John, son of John, son of Maud, another sister of the said Rauf. v. Juliane Churchestyle, widow, cousin and heir to William [Waynflete], bishop of Winchester, feoffee to uses.: The manors of Hetherset and other land.: [Norfolk].”. (S) UKNA.
Children of Ralph and Maud:
i. Elizabeth de Cromwell (2955013), born ~1350 in England.
ii. Ralph de Cromwell, born ? in England.
1404, Ralph a commissioner for peace in Lincolnshire. (S) CPRs.
1417, Ralph died.
[Ralph the direct ancestor of Oliver Cromwell, “Lord Protector of England”.]
iii. Maud de Cromwell (950769), born ~1355 in England.