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Thursday, May 5, 2011

Lord Robert Peverel & Alice ?

5910254. Lord Robert Peverel & 5910255. Alice ?

~1270, Richard born in Northamptonshire, England, younger s/o §§Simon Peverel. (S) Walter’s grant of land and the advowson of the Adlington, Yorkshire, to Selby Abbey.

~1285, Alice born in Engand.

6/1/1291 at Ashridge, Commission to master Ralph of Ivingho, Henry Huse, Roger Burd and brothers John of Warwick, Robert Peverel, John de Clare and John de Montacute to act as auditors for complaints against the officials of the late queen Eleanor. (S) Parliament Rolls, 2005.

1297, Robert summoned for military service.

By 1300, Robert knighted.

8/1/1300, Debtor: Ellis de Tingewick, of Northants. Creditor: Robert Peverel, knight. Amount: £10. (S) UKNA, writ to sheriff of Northants.

12/26/1300, John de Pateshull acknowledges that he owes to Robert Peverel £100. (S) CCRs.

1301, Robert summoned for military service.

9/8/1301, Scots using Comyn of Badenoch’s estate as a base, attacked Lochmaben, and then menaced the main English force at Bothwell [commanded by Lord Edward]. The Scots had 240 men-at-arms and 7000 foot soldiers. (S) A History of Dumfries and Galloway, Maxwell, 2009, P82.

By 1305, Robert married Alice.

6/5/1307, Grant to Robert Peverel of 69.5 acres 1.5 roods in the forest of Wicchewode, co. Oxford at a rent of 17s 5.75d. (S) CPRs.

7/7/1307, Edward II succeeded Edward I as King of England.

1307, Robert arrested for murder; but protected by Bishop Walter, his brother.

5/3/1309, Presentation … church of Brampton, in the diocese of Lincoln, … by reason of the lands of Robert Peverel being in the king’s hands. (S) CPRs.

1310, Bishop Walter, having fled the country; Robert was put in Northampton castle gaol.

1311, Chancery writ: “to view the enclosed petition of Alice, the wife of Robert Peverel, and to do right and reason according to the law and usage of the realm.”

By 1312, Robert pardoned and acting as attorney for Bishop Walter.

5/1/1312, Protection, for 1 year, for Walter bishop of Coventry and Lichfield, going on the king’s business to the court of Rome. He has letters nominating Robert Peverel and John de Langeton his attorneys. (S) CPRs.

Aft. 1311, Walter de Langton settled Ashby manor and Brington upon Robert Peverel and his wife Alice with remainder to their son Edmund.

7/22/1315, Commission of oyer … complaint … a ship … driven ashore near Bromholm, co. Norfolk, … Robert Peverel … carried away a great part of the said goods. (S) CPRs.

1316, Robert Lord of Ashby, Northampton.

1317, Robert murdered at Castle Ashby by multiple persons who were later arrested and delivered to the gaol of the castle of Northampton. (S) CPRs, 4/3/1318.


11/9/1321, Walter de Langton died; Edmund Peverel, son of Robert his heir. [Note that Alice would have been his heir if she were his sister as given in some genealogies.]

7/9/13222, Order to deliver to Alice, late the wife of Robert Peverel, mother of Ed[mund], son and heir of Robert, as nearest [friend] of the heir, a moiety of the manor of Neuboltegrave, with certain lands in Olthorp, co. Northampton, which Walter de Langeton, late bishop of Coventry and Lichfield, held … (S) CCRs.

1325, 2 fees in Ashby were held by Robert's widow Alice.

Alice married 2nd Thomas de Verdun.

1329, Alice claimed to have view of frankpledge and free warren in Ashby manor.

1348, The Black Death entered the west countryside of England [likely entering through Bristol].

5/4/1349, Alice de Verdon died.

5/5/1349, IPM of Alice, late the wife of Robert Peverel. Northampton: Assheby David. The manor … including 120a. arable worth 40s. and no more for want of servants because of the common pestilence and whereas there used to be 24 bondmen now only 6 survive … She died on Wednesday after the Close of Easter last. John Peverel, aged 19 years at Whitsuntide last, is her heir. (S) CIsPM.

Family notes:

·         Robert, brother of Walter de Langton, Bishop of Coventry, treasurer and chief minister of Edward I. (S) “Langton's register clarifies the bishop's connection with the Peverel families of Leicestershire and Northamptonshire and shows that he was a Peverel by birth”. (S) J. B. Hughes, 2001 & 2007.

(S) Castle Ashby, A Hist. of the Co. of Northampton, V4, 1937. (S) Transactions, American Philosophical Society, V54, Part 7, 1964, P38.

Children of Robert and Alice:

i. Edmund Peverel, born 9/29/1306 in England. [Heir]

12/2/1317, IPM of Walter de Langeton, late Bishop of Coventry and Lychefeld. Huntingdon: Everton. The manor … Edmund, son of Robert Peverel, aged 14, is his next heir. Daneys. The manor … Stafford: Stretton. 2 parts of the manor … Alice late the wife of Richard de Stretton holds a third part in dower. Heir … aged 15 at the feast of St. Michael last. Buckingham: La Grove. The manor … Bedford: Eddeworth. The manor … Potton. An homage … Northampton: Neubotlegrave. A moiety of the manor … Asshele. A manor … Bernwell. A manor called Spenser … Cambridge: Elm. A manor called Coldham … Norfolk: Drayton. The manor … Salop: Picheford. The manor … Lincoln: Carleby. A garden, … York: Knapton. The manor … (S) CIsPM. [Edmund nephew of Walter. (S) Hist. of Bedford, V2, 1908, Everton.]

2/12/1323, Grant to Robert de Insula of the custody of the lands late of Robert Peverel and Walter, late bishop of Coventry and Lichfield, deceased … minority of Edmund son and heir of the said Roberts and nephew and heir of the said Walter. (S) CPRs.

Edmund married Elizabeth de Lisle.

1331, Edmund died. Heir: son John (b.1329), his sister Margaret (b.1331.)

·         11/15/1349, John died.

·         11/24/1349, IPM of John, son of Edmund Peverel. Northampton: Assheby Davyd. … He died on 15 November last. Heir not know because no one of the said John’s blood was born in the county, so far as the jurors can enquire. … Assheby Davy for the life of the said Alice, of the inheritance of the said John son of Edmund; Alice died, … John when of full age … demised the said manor and all his other lands &c. in the county to John de Insula of Rougemont … Margaret his sister, the wife of William de la Pole, knight, is his heir. Lincoln: Southhall. A messuage and 3 carucates … Margaret his sister, aged 18 years, is his heir, and was married in his lifetime to William de la Pole the younger … (S) CIsPM.

ii. Elizabeth Peverel, born ? in England.

6/3/1338, Robert son of Giles de Wachesham, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Elizabeth, daughter of Robert Peverel, knight, £133 6s. 8d.. (S) CCRs.

11/1/1339, Elizabeth daughter of Robert Peverel, knight, has appointed … as her guardians to prosecute the execution of a recognisance for £133 6s. 8d. made to her in chancery by Robert son of Giles de Wachesham, knight..

iii. Joan Peverel (2955127), born ~1313 in England.


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