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Thursday, May 19, 2011

Lord John de Saint Amand & Margaret le Despenser

7604750. Lord John de Saint Amand & 7604751. Margaret le Despenser

1282, John de Sancto Amando born in Ireland, s/o 15209500. Sir Amaury de Saint Armand.

1287, John’s older brother Guy died leaving brother Amaury as heir.

~1295, Margaret born in England, d/o 5909748. Hugh le Despencer & 5909749. Isabel de Beauchamp.

9/1305, Almaric de Sancto Amando, Master John de Sancto Amando, William de Monte Acuto, … were attached by the sheriff in Oxford Castle, by order of the lord king, to answer to the same lord king at his Parliament …, concerning certain crimes and trespasses.

11/4/1305, Pardon to Master John de Sancto Amando, for a fine of £40 … for giving his assent to the evasion of Alice Droys from Oxford Castle, where she was in custody for felony, … of which trespasses he was convicted … (S) CPRs.

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

5/1/1310, Licence, at the instance of Queen Isabella, for Alamaric de Sancto Amando to enfeoff Master John de Sancto Amando of 6 curates … together with the hundred of Bloxham … to regrant the same to Mary his wife and his heirs. (S) CPRs.

7/1310, John heir to his brother Amaury, 1st Lord St. Amand, inheriting half the barony of Cainhoe, Bedfordshire. (S) CFRs, 7/31/1310. [Amaury’s wife Mary married 2nd John de Peyvre. (S) CFRs, 5/10/1313.]

7/31/1310, Writ for IPM of Amaury de Sancto Amando. Ireland (Dublin & Meath), Berks, Derby, Bedford, Bucks, Devon, Gloucester and Wilts … John his brother, aged 30 and more, is his next heir. (S) CIsPM.

10/20/1310, Order to deliver to Master John de Sancto Amando, brother and heir of Amaury de Sancto Amando, tenant in chief, the lands late of his said brother, he having done fealty. (S) CFRs.

1311, John held the fair at Millbrook, Bedfordshire. (S) Gaz. of Markets and Fairs in England and Wales to 1516.

3/1/1311, John to have seisin of his brother’s lands in Ireland upon his finding security to answer for relief at the exchequer. (S) CCRs, 7/4/1320.

10/28/1311, John did homage and fealty to the king for his brother’s lands in Ireland. (S) CCRs, 7/4/1320.

1312-25, John, knt. of Ipplepen, Devon and Meath, Ireland, summoned to parliament by writ.

By 1313, John married Margaret.

1313 John de St. Amand claimed the right of presentation at East Ilsley, Berks, on the ground that Sewall de Osevill had enfeoffed his ancestor Ralph de St. Amand in the reign of Henry III of both the manor and the advowson. (S) A Hist. of the Co. of Berkshire, V4, 1924.

11/22/1313, Protection, for 1 year, in Ireland, for John de Sancto Amando, staying in England. (S) CPRs.

5/6/1314, John de Sancto Amando traveling with the earl of Gloucester [Gilbert de Clare] to the king in Scotland. (S) Cal. of Doc’s Relating to Scotland.

6/24/1314, John fought at the battle of Bannockburn, Scotland. A victory for the Scots, unusual in that it lasted for 2 days. The Scots, commanded by Robert Bruce, were laying siege to Stirling castle, held by the English. As the English attacked across the brook, Robert counter-attacked along a 2000-yard front. King Edward attempted to flank the Scot’s left with archers, but they were driven back the Scot cavalry. The English front broke against the Scottish spearmen. It was the largest loss of English knights in a single day. This was the battle in which organized foot-soldiers [primarily pike men] defeated heavily armored mounted knights.

[––John & Margaret––]

12/4/1314, “… agreement between Sir Hugh le Despenser the father and John de St. Amand that John shall take Margaret, Hugh’s daughter, to wife; Hugh shall pay him 1,000 marks, … John before Midsummer shall enfeoff the said Margaret of £300 of land in England and Ireland, viz. at Gormannestone in Ireland, in the county of Meath, Ippelpenne in Devonshire, Cerneye in the county of Gloucester, Hildesle in the county of Berks, … bond by John in £2,000. …” (S) A Descriptive Catalog of Ancient Deeds.

1315, John married Margaret.

2/20/1315, Licence, at the instance of Hugh le Despenser the younger, to John de Sancto Amando to grant his manor of Ippelpenne, co. Devon, and manor of Gormanneston in Ireland, … to regrant the same to the said John de Sancto Amando and Margaret his wife and his heirs. (S) CPRs.

1315, John summoned against the Scots.

1316, John de St. Amand a lord of East Ilsley. (S) Hist. & Antiq’s of the Hundred of Compton.

7/16/1317, Gift by John de Sancto Amando, kt, Lord of Catton in the county of Derby to Henry son of William Geffrey of Catton, for homage and service and £4 which he gave to him, of a messuage and a virgate of land in Catton. (S) UKNA.

7/28/1317, John de Sancto Amando granted a market and fair at Ipplenden, Devon. (S) Gaz..

2/1318, John going overseas with his father-in-law.

2/1/1319, John de Haudlo and John de Sancto Amando going with Hugh le Despenser the elder beyond the seas [to Spain]. (S) CPRs.

1320, John expelled from his manor of Houghton Conquest, Bedfordshire by Richard Fitz Richard with “a great force of armed men.”

5/15/1322, Commission of oyer … on complaint of John de Sancto Amando that … [many named] broke his houses at Houghton Conquest, co. Bedford, mowed his corn, and carried away his goods. (S) CPRs.

5/16/1322, John de Sancto Amando, staying in England, has letters nominating … in Ireland for 2 years. (S) CPRs.

7/21/1322, Hugh le Despenser, the younger, going with the king to Scotland, has letters nominating John de Sancto Amando and Ingelram Berenger. (S) CPRs.

7/25/1322, John de Saint Amand to William Bythewatere and Alice his wife … Southcerneye … (S) UKNA.

1323, John summoned against the Scots.

12/16/1323, Order not to intermeddle … manor of Melbruk … manor and lands are held of John de Sancto Amando, … (S) CCRs.

5/11/1324, The commission of oyer of of 1322 filed by complaint of John re-opened. (S) CPRs.

11/1326, After the overthrow of Edward II by Queen Isabella and Roger de Mortimer, both Hugh le Despenser the elder and younger were captured and executed.

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

12/25/1327, Licence for John de Boweles to grant John de Sancto Amando in fee simple a messauge and lands in Wardon. (S) CPRs.

5/7/1328, Order to the escheator not to distrain John de Sancto Amando for the lands he holds of the king as he has done homage and fealty. (S) CCRs.

2/12/1329, Licence for the alienation in mortmain by Robert de Wamberth, archdeacon of Wells, … for the souls of the said Robert, Emeline Longespe, John de Sancto Amando and their ancestors. (S) CPRs.

5/18/1329, John a Commissioner of Peace for Bedfordshire. (S) CPRs.

11/3/1329, Agreement between John de Haudlo, knight, lord of Boarstall, and John de St Amand, knight, lord of Woodhay, to settle lands of John de Haudlo on Richard, his son, and his wife Isabella, and lands of John de St Amand on Amauri, his son, and his wife Joan. Each family paid 1000 marks for the marriages. (S) CCRs, 8/8/1329 & 11/3/1329; (S) The Boarstall Cartulary, Salter, 1930, No. 602.

1330, John died.

1/25/1330, Writ for IPM of John de Sancto Amando. Gloucester: Southcerneye. The manor … Devon: Ipplepenne. The manor … Aymer his son, aged 15 years on Ash Wednesday last, is his next heir. Bedford: Melbroke. The manor … Wilts : Netheravene and Hakenestone. Divers lands and tenements … Oxford : Alcryntone. A messuage, lands, and rents. (S) CIsPM.

(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P412.

Children of John and Margaret:

i. Amaury de Saint Armand, born 1314 in England.

Bef. 11/3/1329, Amaury, 3rd Lord de Saint Amand, married to Joan, d/o Sir John de Haudlo & Maud Burnell. [Amaury’s sister Richard married to Joan’s older half-brother Richard de Haudlo.]

5/3/1331, Commitment to … the manor of Wamberge, co. Wilts, late of John de Sancto Amando, tenant in chief, in the king's hand by reason of the minority of Amaury de Sancto Amando, his son and heir. (S) CFRs.

3/16/1335, Amaury proved his age.

3/28/1335, Order to the said Robert to take into the king's hand the lands which Eleanor de Kaynes, deceased, held in chief for life of the inheritance late of John de Sancto Amando. [Possibly wife of Guy.]

9/11/1381, Amaury died.

ii. Isabel de Saint Amand (3802375), born ~1316 in England.

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