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Monday, May 16, 2011

Sir William le Brune & Isolda Rokesle

7604736. Sir William le Brune & 7604737. Isolda Rokesle

~1250, William le Bruyn born in England, s/o §§Sir William le Brun.

~1264, Isolda born born in England, d/o 15209474. Philip de la Rokele.

5/7/1270, Protection for 4 years for William le Brun, going on crusade to Holy land.

8/1270, Lord Edward and the English army left on the 8th crusade, planning to meet up with the French.

11/10/1270, The English arrived in Tunis to find that King Louis of France had died, as well as many others from disease. The French fleet returned the next day. The English moved to Acre.

11/16/1272, King Edward I ascended to the throne while on crusade.

1274, The last of the English contingent arrived back in England.

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

[––William & Isolda––]

By 1274, William married to Isolda.

10/11/1274, Mandate to all justices, sheriffs, … of Ireland to receive Robert le Despenser as the attorney of William le Brun and Isolda his wife, they having in the king’s presence appointed him their attorney. (S) CPRs.

11/9/1274, Appointment, at will, of William le Brun, king’s yeoman, to the manor of Forthingbrig … and the manor of Randolveston … (S) CPRs.

2/6/1277, Rowner manor [Hants.], and the manor of Forthingbrigg [Hants.], escheated to the crown, granted to Sir William le Brune, chamberlain to the king, to hold jointly with his wife Isolde, a lady of the household of Queen Eleanor, by the yearly payment of 40s. to the king's exchequer in lieu of service. (S) CPRs.

1280, William le Brune claimed a market, pillory, tumbril and assize of bread and ale in Fordingbridge. 2 water-mills on the 'little water of Afford' were parcel of the manor of Fordingbridge.

11/3/1280, Order to replevy William le Brun the liberty of Crofton, Hants.

11/12/1280, Ratification of a grant and sale for 40s made to William le Brun by Ralph de Sandwyco, king’s steward, of he marriage of the daughters and heirs of Robert de Finlegh, and custody of their lands. (S) CPRs.

7/27/1281, A challenge to the privileges of 1280 was tried before the justices in eyre and was decided in William’s favor. “Whereas the king granted in fee simple to William le Brun, king's yeoman, and Isolda his wife …” (s) CPRs.

1283, The manor of North Midgham gifted to William le Brune by Aumary de St. Amand.

6/18/1283, Grant of free warren to William at Rowner, Migham, and Perleye, Hants., and Rauston, Dors.

1286, The Sheriff had been ordered to levy 25 marks on the lands and chattels of Philip de Chetewynd and Isabella his wife by writ of fieri facias, to pay William le Brun. (S) Plea Rolls for Staffordshire.

12/30/1287, Protection, with clause volumus, for William le Brun, staying beyond seas on the king’s service, for 1 year. (S) CPRs.

1/12/1289, Grant by Edward I to William Le Brun and Isolde, his wife property in Forthingebrigg and Randolveston, Perle and Roghenor. (S) UKNA.

1/20/1290, Quittance of debts of debts to Jews of William.

5/17/1290, Letters for William le Brun, staying in England, nominating … attorneys in Ireland for 2 years. (S) CPRs.

5/6/1292, Nicholas le Brun became Rector of S. Mary the Virgin, Rowner; following Philip le Brun. The Patron was Sir William le Brun, Knt. [Nicholas died in 1306.]

1294, William granted 4 oaks from the Porchester forest.

9/6/1296, Grant to William le Brun of the marriage of Elizabeth, one of the 2 daughters and heirs of Brian de Brompton, tenant in chief, so that the marry her to Henry his son. (S) CPRs.

4/8/1299, Protection for Oliver la Zouche, going beyond seas. By K., on the information of William le Brun. (S) CPRs.

6/24/1300, William summoned to serve against the Scots.

1300, Siege of Caerlaverock castle in Scotland.

7/2/1300 at Carlisle, Pardon … to John de Kirkoswald … By K., on the information of William le Brun. (S) CPRs.

1301, William died.

3/4/1301, IPM of William le Brun alias le Bruyn. Dorset: Cherletone by Spestesbyry. A messuage &c. and 3 virgates of land, and there are there 72a. arable, 4a. meadow, a common pasture, and rents … Maurice his son, aged 21 and more, is his next heir. Southampton: Forde. The manor  held, jointly with Iseult his wife, by the king’s feoffment, of the king in chief, … Rughenore. The manor jointly held with Iseult his wife … Estperle. The manor …  jointly … (S) CIsPM.


7/3/1302, Licence for Isolda, late the wife of William le Brun, to demise, for 3 years, to the prior and convent of Christchurch; Twynham, he manor of Forthingebrigg. (S) CPRs.

12/10/1306, Isolda the Patron for William de Shirburne Decani as Rector of S. Mary the Virgin church in Rowner.

1307, Iseult la Brune alias la Broune: Hampshire died. “That Isolda le Brune held the manor of Rowner at a value of £7 7s 3d p/a and that Maricius le Brun her son was of full age at the time of her death.” (S) UKNA, IPM.

9/6/1307, Writ for IPM of Iseult de la Brune, deceased, tenant in chief. (S) CFRs.

(S) A Genealogical and Heraldic History …, 1835, Burke, P205. (S) Hist. of Hampshire, V3, 1908. (S) Publ. of the Harleian Society, V3, 1929. (S) Hist. of Hampshire, V4, 1911, Fordingbridge.

Family notes:

·         5/7/1270, William le Brun of Candovre in co. Southampton, can hunt with his own dogs the hare, fox, badger, and cat in the Hants. forest. (S) CPRs.

Child of William and Isolda:

i. Maurice le Brune (3802368), born ~1282 in England.

10/16/1307, Order to the escheator on this side Trent to deliver to Maurice le Brune, son and heir of Iseult le Brune, tenant in chief, the lands late of his said mother, he having done homage. (S) CFRs.

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