~1303, Edmund de Childrey born in England, eldest s/o 15209176. Henry de Chelrey & 15209177. Alice de Rampayn.
2/25/1308, Edward II crowned king of England.
1324, Edmund witnessed a deed at Childrey.
2/1/1327 at Westminster, Edward III, age 14, crowned king of England.
Aft. 1336, Edmund’s father died.
1338, Edmund represented Berkshire in parliament as a knight of the shire.
11/1340 at London, Edmund de Chelreye witnessed a release of Richard de Pusye to the archdeacon of Berks. (S) CCRs.
1341, Edmund represented Berkshire in parliament as a knight of the shire.
1341, Berkshire was the 6th richest county in England.
1342, Edmund, a lawyer, one of the keepers of Steventon Priory.
5/5/1344, Commission to … Edmund de Chelreth … counties of Oxford and Berks … purveyor … king’s horses … guilty of great oppressions … (S) CPRs. [Same commission 7/15/1345.]
2/10/1346, Commission … Robert de Thorpe … Edmund de Chelre … complaint by John de Boleston … assaulted him at Worthy Mortymer, co. Southampton … (S) CPRs.
9/1346, Edmund de Chelreye of co. Berks attended parliament at Westminster as a Knight of the Shire. (S) CCRs.
9/21/1346, Edmund de Chelreye witnessed an indenture of John, prior of St. Saviour’s, Bermondeseye. (S) CPRs, 10/8/1346.
12/28/1347, Commission to … John de Stonore, … Edmund de Chelreye … co. Oxford … (S) CPRs.
1348, The Black Death entered the west countryside of England [likely entering through Bristol].
1348, Edmund represented Berkshire in parliament as a knight of the shire.
7/10/1348, Commission of oyer … to Roger Hillary, … Edmund de Chelreth, on complaint of Humphrey de Bohun, earl of Hereford and Essex, … (S) CPRs.
10/8/1348, Edmund Chelrey on a commission of peace for Berkshire.
By 1349, Edmund married Lucy. (S) See 1368.
1349, Edmund served in a commission inquiring into the confiscated properties in Berkshire of the de la Beche family.
10/4/1349, Commission to … William de Shareshull … Edmund de Chelreth … Abyndon, co. Berks … (S) CPRs.
11/1/1350, Edmund de Chelrey appointed attorney for William Fitz Waryn, who was going overseas. (S) CPRs.
1351, Edmund on a commission investigating a dispute over royal versus ecclesiastical jurisdiction in Berkshire and Oxfordshire.
2/24/1352, Edmund with John Knyvet on a commission investigating breaks into the parks of Queen Philippa.(S) CPRs.
5/12/1353, Edmund de Chelreye received the attorneys by writ of Richard de Maundevill and Eleanor his wife, going to Ireland. (S) CPRs.
1/30/1355, Commission to William de Shareshull … Edmund de Chelreye and … , on complaint of Humphrey de Bohun, earl of Hereford and Essex, … (S) CPRs.
1355, Edmund de Childrey acquired lands of the manor of Watlingtons in Berkshire. (S) Hist. of Berkshire, V3, 1923, Hagbourne.
2/10/1356, Edmund de Chelreye acknowledges the he owes to John Gogh, clerk, 10 marks. (S) CCRs.
1357, John de Frethorne conveyed lands of the manor of Childrey to Edmund de Childrey. (S) Hist. of Berkshire, V4, 1924, Childrey.
5/14/1358, Edmund Cheyny, ‘chivaler,’ … letters nominating Edmund de Chelereye … attorneys … (S) CPRs.
8/6/1359, Commission of oyer … Edmund Chelreye, … county of Wilts, touching felonies, … done by John de Canynges, late undersheriff … (S) CPRs.
6/23/1360, Charter indented of William son of Maurice le Bruyn knight, giving to Edmund de Chelreye and to Margaret sister of Edmund all lands, rents, … which William has in Spersholte and in West Chaulowe, … to hold to Edmund and Margaret for their lives, and to their executors or assigns for 1 year after, of the grantor and his heirs, by the service of 1 rose a year at Midsummer … with remainder after their decease to Thomas son of Edmund for his life. (S) CCRs.
6/1/1361, Association of William de Shareshull, Edmund de Chelreye … commission of oyer … broke the dwellings of the masters and scholars of the university of Oxford and assaulted many … (S) CPRs.
2/22/1362, Edmund de Chelreye appointed to take assizes in the county of Devon. (S) CPRs.
7/1/1362, Edmund Chelrey and Robert Coke of Wilts to Queen Philippa. Recognisance for £1,000, to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in Wilts. (S) CCRs. [Cancelled on payment.]
1362, Edmund appointed a king’s serjeant-at-law.
7/2/1362, Confirmation that Edmund and Robert Cok rewarded by Queen Philippa with a grant of the wardship of the lands of William Fitz Waryn at Whityngton, Gloucester.(S) CPRs.
2/3/1363, Commission de walliis et fossatis to Edmund Chelreye, … shore of the water of Thames … manor of John de Moubray by ‘Le Stewes,’ co. Surrey. (S) CPRs. [Edmund appears in multiple commissions with John de Moubray.]
7/10/1364, Licence, for 10 marks … by Edmund de Chelreye … for Richard son of Edmund de Pelhampton to grant to them and the heirs of Edmund the manors of Baladeston and Southfalle, held in chief. (S) CPRs.
11/3/1364 in London, Gerard del Isle, knight; Edmund de Chelreye; Warin del Isle, knight, son and heir of Gerard. Whereas Gerard granted to Edmund an annuity of 40s. and a robe, for his life, from his manors of Kyngestone and Hordewelle, Edmund has granted that he will not demand the said annuity from Warin. (S) UKNA.
11/3/1364, … John Moubray and Edmund de Chelreye, justices appointed to deliver the gaol of Oxford castle … (S) CPRs.
1365, Edmund de Chelrey, king’s serjeant, granted free warren in his demesne lands in Childrey, Balsdon, South Falwey, Hagbourne and Stokenchruch.
10/23/1366, Licence for alienation in mortmain by Edmund de Chelreye of a messuage, … in Chelreye … to a chaplain to celebrate … for the king and the said Edmund … (S) CPRs.
10/15/1367, … Edmund de Chelreye, justices appointed to deliver the gaol of Exeter castle, … (S) CPRs.
1368, Edmund founded a chantry in Childrey for the souls of himself, his wife Lucy, his father Henry, and other members of his family. Edmund used the seal of the Bishop of Salisbury because ‘the seal of Edmund Chelrey is to many unknown’. (S) Hist. of Berkshire, V4, 1924, Childrey.
7/10/1368, Commission of peace … Edmund de Chelreye, Henry Sturmy, Thomas de Hungerford, … Wilts … (S) CPRs.
1/29/1369, Queen Philippa granted custody of the lands of minor Ives, son and heir of William fitz Waryn of Whitynton, to Edmund de Chelreye. (S) CCRs, Proof of age of Ives.
1371, Edmund knighted.
11/28/1371, Edmund de Chelrey appointed a justice of the King’s Bench and knighted (S) CCRs. [Appointment to this office was accompanied by knighthood.]
4/14/1372, Edmund de Chelreye died.
4/14/1372, Writ for IPM of Edmund Chelrey, knight. Oxford: Stokkyngechurche. A messuage, a carucate of land, 10a. wood, 2a. meadow, and 64s. 1d. rent … He died on 14 April last. Thomas his son, aged 22 years and more, is his heir. Berks: Balatston. The manor, … Chelrey. The manor, … Ledecombe Basset. 4 virgates of land, … Westhakebourne. A messuage and a carucate of land, … Westchaulo. 4 virgates of land, held jointly with Margaret his sister, who survives … (S) CIsPM.
(S) Social Mobility in the 14th Century, Jeffries, 1976.
Children of Edmund and Lucy:
i. Thomas Chelrey (3802294), born 1350 in England.
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.
ii. Edmund Chelrey, born ~1352 in England.
Edmund, the younger, married Joan ? [who outlived him.]
By 1374, Edmund died.
iii. Isabel Chelrey, born ~1355 in England.
Bef. 6/4/1369, Isabel married Sir Maurice Russell, s/o Ralph, of Upton-Russell, Berkshire and Derham, Gloucester. (S) CPRs.