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Sunday, May 1, 2011

Sir Alphonse de Vere & Joan Foliot

5910188. Sir Alphonse de Vere & 5910189. Joan Foliot

Aft. 1269, Alphonso de Veer born in England, 3rd s/o 23639782. Robert de Vere & 23639783. Alice de Sanford.

8/19/1274 at Westminster abbey, Edward I crowned king of England.

12/21/1287, A corporal oath was taken associated with the manor of Newland recorded in the court rolls of Alfonso de Veer. (S) Studies in Manorial History, Levett, 1938.

~1290, Joan born in England, d/o 11820378. Lord Jordan Foliot & 11820379. Margery de Newmarch.

8/18/1295, Licence for Robert de Veer, earl of Oxford, and Alice his wife, to assign for life to Hawisia, their daughter, their manor of Great Horemod, co. Hertford, which is of the inheritance of the said Alice, with remainder in fee simple to Alfonso, her brother, … (S) CPRs.

Bef. 9/27/1296, Alfonso’s father died.

6/20/1297, Licence, for Alice, late the wife of Robert de Veer, sometime earl of Oxford, to assign to Hawisia her daughter, for life, her manor of Great Horemed, co. Hertford, of her own inheritance; with remainders in tail to Alfonso, brother of Hawisia, … (S) CPRs.

1298, Alphonse served with his brother, Robert, 6th Earl of Oxford, in Scotland.

7/22/1298, King Edward defeated Sir William Wallace (Braveheart) 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.

1301, Johanne Filiot assessed at Coweby, Yorkshire.

[––Alphonse & Joan––

1301, Alphonse married to Joan.

1303, Alphonse served with his nephew, s/o Robert, in Scotland.

2/24/1303, An English invasion force, coming by Borthwick castle near Catcune, were decimated by Scotish archers in the third and last skirmish of the battle of Roslin Muir [aka Roslin Glen]. The Scots were commanded by Sir Simon Fraser. English forces under John de Seagrave and Ralph de Confreys had already been defeated.

2/25/1308, Edward II crowned king of England.

1/18/1310 at Laneham, Quit claim of Alice de Veer, countess of Oxford, to the prior and convent of St. Laurence, Blakemore … witnesses, Hugh de Vere, Sir Alphonso de Veer, … John Fitz Warin. (S) CPRs, 1/16/1318.

By 1316, Joan died.


By 1316, Alphonse in possession of lands at Cowesby in right of his wife.

9/29/1322 at Westwick, Indenture of lease … to Sir Alphonso de Vere of 52 acres of land in Westwick, Hertfordshire. (S) UKNA.

1322, Alphonse, age 60, summoned against the Scots.

10/14/1322, King Edward at the losing Battle of Byland, 20 miles north of York, against Robert Bruce. [This defeat compelled King Edward to recognize Scottish independence.]

5/1324, Alphonse summoned to attend the Great Council at Westminster.

1324, Alphonse presented to the church of Cowesby, Yorkshire as its patron.

2/1/1327 at Westminster, Edward III, age 14, crowned king of England.

1328, Alphonse died; holding Great Hormead “by service of guarding the Queen’s Chamber on the night following the day of her coronation,” buried at St. Albans Abbey. (S) The King’s Serjeants & Officers of State, 1911.

12/20/1328, Order to the escheator on this side Trent to take into the king's hand the lands late of Alphonse le Veer, deceased, tenant in chief. (S) CFRs.

(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P857.

Children of Alphonse and Joan:

i. John de Vere (2955094), born 3/12/1311 in England.

ii. Margery de Vere, born ~1315 in England.

Margery married Maurice de Berkeley, s/o Baron Maurice de Berkeley.