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Sunday, May 8, 2011

Sir Ralph de Crophull & Maud de Hotham

5910376. Sir Ralph de Crophull & 5910377. Maud de Hotham

~1285, Ralph born in Bonnington, Nottinghamshire, England, s/o §§Ralph de Crophull.

1304, Maud born in Nottinghamshire, England, d/o §§Alan de Hotham & Matilda ?.

By 1306, Ralph’s father killed.

11/22/1306, Pardon to Nicholas son of Hugh de Stowe of Lunderthorp … in the county of Lincoln, when indicted of the death of Ralph de Crophull. (S) CPRs

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

10/4/1308, John de Newland sought to replevy to Ralph de Crophull the said Ralph's land in Bonynton [East Riding Yorshire] and Sutton on Sore, taken into the king's hands for his default against John de Kyrketon and Joan his wife. (S) CCRs.

3/28/1310, Protection for 1 year for Ralph de Crophulle, going to Ireland with the archbishop elect of Dublin. (S) CPRs.

8/18/1311, Grant … to Ralph de Crophulle, sheriff of Nottingham, that he shall not be removed from his office so long as he conducts himself properly … (S) CPRs.

[––Ralph & Maud––]

By 1313, Ralph married to Maud.

1312-13, The manor of Bonyngton by fine settled on Ralph de Crophill, and Maud his wife, and the heirs which he should beget on the body of Maud; the Remainder to Thomas, son of the said Ralph, … (S) Hist. of Nottinghamshire, V1, 1790, Sutton-Bonington.

10/24/1314, Commission touching allegations against sheriffs and others … Walter de Gouxhill, John Chaynel, … touching Ralph de Crophulle, late sheriff … Nottingham and Derby … (S) CPRs.

9/1/1315, Commission to … supervisors of the array of the arms in the county … Ralph de Crophulle, } co. Nottingham. (S) CPRs.

9/1/1316, Ralph had the custody of the castles and counties of Salop and Stafford, and castles of Salop and Bridgenorth. (S) Collections for a History of Staffordshire, 1888, P124.

8/3/1317, Commission to … Richard de Wylughby, and Ralph de Crophille on complaint … tenants of Wyleford … keepers of the king’s castle of Nottingham have made trenches and dykes … caused the water of the Trent to be diverted … (S) CPRs.

12/15/1317, Peter Foun acknowledges that he owes to Ralph de Crophull £120; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Nottingham. (S) CCRs.

9/3/1318, Licence, … Notyngham, for Ralph de Crophull to enclose a path leading from the church of Sutton to the church of Bonyton on the western side of that town for the enlargement of his dwelling place, provided he makes another path on the east side thereof. (S) CPRs.

11/12/1318, William son of Roger de Morteyn, knight, acknowledged he owed Ralph de Crophull, knight, £600. (S) CCRs.

11/1318-1/1320, Ralph escheator north of the Trent. (S) UKNA, (S) CPRs.

3/25/1319, Enrolment of grant …  land with tofts and crofts, etc., in Ceszay. Witnesses: … Sir Ralph de Crophill, knight; … (S) CCRs.

8/1/1321, Richard Calf …, merchant, states that last Lammas Ralph de Crophull came to Hemington and Sutton Bonington, and took from him 4 sacks of good wool, worth £44, … He also broke the doors and the locks of the chambers … He requests a remedy, as Ralph's power in his country is such that no-one can have recovery against him at the common law … Bonyngton (Sutton Bonington), [Nottinghamshire]. (S) UKNA.

5/13/1322, Ralph de Crophull acknowledges that he owes to Hugh de Herdewyk of Loughteburgh £40; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Leicester. (S) CCRs.

8/6/1324, Ralph de Crophill and Maud his wife to retain the manor of Treswell acquired from Alan de Hothum (father of Maud) to themselves for life, with remainder to Ralph their son and the heirs of his body, remainder to the heirs of Ralph de Crophull. Notts. (S) UKNA, (S) CPRs. [Sons identified as Ralph, John, and Nicholas.]

1/25/1325, Roger de Morteyn, knight, to Ralph de Crophull, knight, release of his right in the park of Dunnesley and 4 messuages, … in Dunnesby, all of which Ralph had by charter of Roger’s demise. (S) CCRs.

2/12/1325, Ralph de Crophell, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Henry Doulleye £20; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Nottingham. (S) CCRs.

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

3/8/1327, Commission of the peace … to Richard de Grey and Ralph de Crophull for the county of Nottingham. (S) CPRs.

11/10/1327 at Notingham, Commission of oyer … on complaint of Ralph de Crophill that .. and others felled trees in his wood at Dunnesby by Repynghale, co. Lincoln. (S) CPRs.

1327-8, Ralph de Crophull and Maud his wife to have view of frank-pledge and appurtenances, viz. assize of bread and ale, hue raised with horn and voice and shedding of blood against the peace in their manors of Bonington and Sutton. Notts. (S) UKNA.

3/8/1327, Commission of the peace for the county of Nottingham to Richard de Grey, Richard de Wylughby and Ralph de Crophull, oursuant to the statute of Winchester. (S) CPRs.

2/12/1328, Ralph de Crophull, knight, acknowledges he owes John de Hothum, bishop of Ely, £100, … co. Nottingham. (S) CCRs. [John is Ralph’s brother-in-law.]

8/20/1328, Ralph de Crophull and John Byk, collectors of the 20th in co. Nottingham. (S) CCRs.

7/23/1329, Commission of oyer … on complaint by Ralph de Crophull, knight, that William de Kyrkeby, … and others broke his close at Dunnesby by Repynghale, took away six cows and a hundred sheep, value 20 marks, felled his trees … (S) CPRs.

5/22/1330, Ralph de Crophull, knight, witnessed a deed John de Hothum, bishop of Ely. (S) CPRs, 10/4/1331.

6/2/1332, John, bishop of Ely, … to prosecute the execution of a recognisance for 500 marks made to him in chancery by Nicholaa, late the wife of Robert de Hanstede, John de Hanstede, knight, and Ralph de Crophill, knight. (S) CCRs.

1337, Ralph died.

8/12/1337, Enrolment of indenture … also the services of the abbot of Tupholm, with all his tenants in Middelrasen of the fee of Paynel; also the heir of Ralph de Crophull … (S) CCRs.


By 1338, Maud married 2nd Sir John de Verdon.

1338, Sir John de Verdun, Kt. levied a fine between himself and Maud his wife, quer. And Master Alan de Hotham, deforciant, of the mannors of Saxingham and Moulton, and the advowsons of the churches in Norfolk, and other manors in Suffolk. (S) Hist. Antiq’s of Hertfordshire, Chauncy, 1775, P209.

1345, Maud de Crophile, of the diocese of Lincoln, obtained a papal indults to choose a confessor and for plenary remission.

1346 Nicholas de Crophull, Knt. released to his mother, Maud, wife of John de Verdoun, all his right and claim in the manors of Bovingdon, Hertfordshire, Braunston and Hemington, Leicestershire, and Arnold, Nottinghamshire, together with the advowson of the church of Braunston, Leicestershire.

1/27/1361, Maud living.

Bef. 4/14/1364, Maud died.

(S) The Dormant and Extince Baronage, Banks, 1837, P180. (S) Baronia Anglica Concentrata, Banks, 1843, P70.

Family notes:

·         7/30/1297, Appointments … to purchase specified quantities of wool … Ralph de Crophill … in the counties of Nottingham and Derby … £64 2s. 7d. for 12 sacks 17 stone. (S) CPRs.

·         11/13/1329, The abbot of Wellelek, querent, and John de Hothum, bishop of Ely, deforciant. The manor of Cukeney and 2 messuages, 117 acres … they will find each day 8 canonical chaplains to celebrate mass and other divine services in the church for the healthy state of the lord king and of Isabel the queen, his mother, … and for the souls of Alan, the father of the bishop, and of Maud, his mother. (S) Feet of Fines, Nottinghamshire, CP 25/1/185/27, number 55.

Children of Ralph and Maud:

i. Ralph de Crophill, born ~1321 in England.

2/4/1339, Ralph, s/o Ralph, son of Sir Ralph de Crophill, Knt., patron of the rectory of Filbie’s manor. (S) Hist. of Norfolk, V1, 1805, Brisingham. [His patronage represented by Sir John le Verdoun, lord of Bricklesworth.]

ii. John de Crophull (2955188), born ~1323 in England.

iii. Alice de Crophull, born ? in England.

6/29/1321, Sir William Calthorp, son of Sir Walter, remitted to the abbot and convent of Crowland … manor … of Gedney … with Isabella his lady, daughter of John Lord Lovell of Tichmarsh, entailed on Walter, their son and heir, the lordship of Calthorp.

Walter the son married Alice, daughter of Sir Ralph de Crophull, and niece to John Hotham, bishop of Ely (d.1337). (S) Topo. Hist. of Norfolk, V3, 1769.

7/12/1330, Enrolment of indenture between John, bishop of Ely, and Sir William de Calthorp, knight, whereby the bishop grants that the preceding recognisance for £2,000 shall be cancelled if no divorce be made between Walter, the eldest son of Sir William, and Aleyse, daughter of Ralph de Crophull, Walter's wife, the bishop's niece. (S) CCRs. [John’s parents were Alan Hotham & Matilda ?.]

iv. Nicholas de Crophull, born ? in England.

10/6/1331, John de Hothum, bishop of Ely, querent, … And after the decease of the bishop … to John s/o Peter de Hothum, knight … successive remainders (1) … (2) … (3) to Nicholas, son of Ralph de Crophill', and the heirs of his body … UKNA, CP 25/1/176/73, number 96.

1346, Nicholas Crophull was in possession of Portsea manor. (S) Hist. of Hampshire, V3, 1908, Liberty of Portsmouth and Portsea.

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