7604744. William de la Pole & 7604745. Gladys ?
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William of Ravensrod, Yorkshire and Totnes, Devon, was well known in Rouen, France.
6/20/1271, Grant … to Gerard de la Launde, William de la Pole, and Giles le Tayllur, merchants of Rouen, … that they will not take 50 sacks of woolfells of theirs arrested at Ipswich to Flanders or Hainault or sell them by any device to Flemings … the bailiffs of Ipswich may deliver to them the said sacks to take to Rouen … (S) CPRs.
1271, The King to pay his Treasurers and Chamberlain from our Treasury to Stephen le Long, William de la Pole and Nicholas la Champyon, merchants of Tottenys (Totnes, Devon).
1272, The port of Ravenser, used by William, encroached by the sea.
8/19/1274 at Westminster abbey, Edward I crowned king of England.
1293, William de la Pole of Ravenser was given the manor of Myton-juxta-Hull, which replaced the old port of Ravenser.
8/23/1297, King Edward left England with 500 ships to attack France and assert his rights.
2/25/1308, Edward II crowned king of England.
1311, William died.
Elean married 2nd John Rotenheryng, a wealthy merchant of Hull.
By 1316, the family members moved to Hull, a fortified town about 20 miles from Ravensrod.
(S) English Merchants, Bourne, 1866. (S) Portraits of Medieval Women, Mitchell, 2003, P66.
Children of William and Gladys:
i. Richard de la Pole, born ~1285 in England.
1316, Richard given safe conduct to visit foreign lands in search of supplies due to a famine. [As long as he died not trade with the Scots.]
1322, 1325, 1327, Richard, letting William run the family business, the collector of customs of Hull.
1327, Richard was the king’s butler.
1328, Richard received a Christmas gift of 1000 marks from King Edward III.
1331, Richard moved to London.
1335, Richard Justice in eyre for Yorkshire.
8/1345, Richard died, still in service to the King.
ii. William de la Pole (3802372), born 1302 in England.
iii. John de la Pole, born 1304 in England.