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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Sir Richard Fitz Roy & Rohesia de Dover

9994834. Sir Richard Fitz Roy & 9994835. Rohesia de Dover

~1193, Richard de Warrenne born in England, natural s/o 23638784. King John & 19989669. Adelade de Warrenne.

~1195, Rohesia born in England, heir & d/o 19989670. Fulbert de Dover & 19989671. Rohesia de Lucy.

 [“de Warrenne” comes from Richard’s mother’s maiden name. “de Chilham” recorded 5/5/1229 & 4/30/1230.]

5/27/1199, John crowned king of England.

1202, Rose’s father died; her brother Robert succeeding.

1205, Rose’s brother died leaving his older sister Rohesia as his heir, her mother living.

1213, Grant to Rose de Dover of her inheritance from the lands of Richard de Lucy, her grandfather. (S) UKNA.

1214, Richard had scutage for Poitou.

[––Richard & Rohesia––]

Bef. 5/11/1214, Richard married to Rohesia; acquiring the manors of Lesnes, in Kent, and Great Wendon, In Essex from her mother, and the castle and honour of Chilham [14-15 knights’ fees], in Kent and Essex, from her father.

6/24/1214, William Briwere ordered to deliver to Richard, the King's son, all the land which fell to Rose, his wife, by heredity.

5/13/1216, Order to the Sheriffs of Kent and Sussex to cause the Richard to have a lawful aid for making himself a knight.

1216, Richard made constable of Wallingford castle.

10/19/1216, Henry III, age 9, succeeded John as King of England. Louis of France also claimed the throne.

8/24/1217, King Louis’ relief forces sailing to Dover were intercepted by English naval forces in the battle of Sandwich. A naval battle off the Kentish coast, Richard beheaded the French commander, Eustace the Monk.

9/12/1217, For 10,000 marks and land exchanges, Louis forfeited his claim to the English crown by the treaty at Kingston-on-Thames. A principal provision of the treaty was amnesty for English rebels.

1218-21, “Ricardus filius Regis” sheriff of Berkshire. (S) Ann. Rpt. of Dep. Keeper, 1870, P263.

1219, Richard and Rose in a suit to get half of 104 acres in Lesnes against Richard de Montfichet, claiming that it was Rose’s by hereditary right. [Montfichet claimed that the whole barony had belonged to bishop Godfrey de Lucy, uncle of her mother.]

1221, Thomas de Berkeley granted to William Briwerre the marriage of his son and heir Maurice, on condition that he would be married to the daughter of Richard FitzRoy and Rose of Dover.

9/1227, The sheriff of Kent ordered not to allow Richard to waste, sell or ruin the manor of Northwood, which had been assigned to Rose for her sustenance.

11/15/1227, Richard de Chilham given an imprest of £40.

3/1/1228, The king has committed the manor of Lesnes [co. Kent] with appurtenances to Rose, wife of Richard of Chilham, which they recovered by a duel against Robert fitz Walter (60849196). (S) FRsIII. [The challenger might choose a due rather than a court suit if they did not think they would win in court.]

3/2/1228, Order to the sheriff of Kent to take into the king’s hand the manor of Warden of Richard of Chilham and Rose, his wife, and to keep it safely until the king orders otherwise. (S) FRsIII.

9/19/1228, Order to the sheriff of Kent to place in respite the demand of 20m.  that he makes from Rose of Dover by summons of the Exchequer, until Easter. (S) FRsIII.

5/5/1229, Order to the sheriff of Essex to take into the king’s hand all land of Richard of Chilham, brother of the king, in his bailiwick, and to keep it safely until he king orders otherwise. Order to the sheriff of Kent to take into the king’s hand all lands that Richard of Chilham holds in his bailiwick of the inheritance of Rose, his wife , except for the manor of Lesnes , which the Rose has by bail of the king to sustain her. Order to the sheriff of Essex to take into the king’s hand all land of Richard of Chilham, brother of the king, in his bailiwick. (S) FRsIII.

1229, Richard’s manor of Chingford Earls, Essex, in the hands of a creditor.

4/30/1230 from Portsmouth, Ricardus filius Regis [not the Earl] accompanied the king to France. King Henry, with his brother Richard (23640580), Earl of Cornwall, and with the help of Mauclerc, Count of Brittany, invaded Brittany in hopes of recovering Normandy.

12/17/1233, W. bishop of Exeter has made fine with the king by 2000m.  for having the custody of the land and the son and heir of W. d’Avranches … until the full age of the same heir, with the marriage … in order to marry him to one of the daughters of Richard of Chilham and Rose of Dover, his wife, kinswoman of the aforesaid bishop , … The king has further granted to the aforesaid bishop that if death befalls the daughters of Richard of Chilham and Rose, his wife, before the full age of the heir, he shall be be permitted to marry the heir elsewhere … .

8/26/1234, These below-written were amerced before the king in the eyre of R. of Lexington and W. of York at Doncaster, the rolls of which eyre are at the Exchequer: Richard of Chilham and Rose, his wife, for disseisin against Henry, chancellor of St. Paul’s. (S) FRsIII.

12/1236, Rose de Dover ejected from the manor of Arlingham [which she disputed.]

6/1240, Richard left on crusade. (S) A Great and Terrible King, Morris, 2009, P12. [The 6th crusade began in France the prior year, the English joining in 1240.]

1242, Richard had returned from crusading.

1242, Richard leased the advowson of Chingford, Essex to William of York.

1242, Richard de Chilham captured pirate outlaws of Lundy Island. (S) Sir Maurice Powicke.

4/7/1242, Protection for the following so long as they are on the king’s service beyond seas … Richard de Dovor. (S) CPRs.

5/20/1242, King Henry III with his brother Richard arrived at Royen, France with a small contingent; but with 30 tons of gold. They were soon joined by French nobles against the forces of the Count of Poitou and King Louis IX.

7/1242, The 2 armies met at the battles of Taillebourgh and Saintes, with the superior sized French force winning.

8/28/1242 at Bordeaux, France, … William le Arceveske … has made peace and treaty with the king of the French, he commands … Richard de Dovor and John Talebot to come with all speed to the king … (S) CPRs.

2/25/1243, at Bordeaux, France, Bond to Richard de Dover in 20 marks to buy a horse of the king’s gift. (S) CPRs.

1243, Richard served in Gascony. [King Henry returned to England, leaving multiple earls with forces to protect his interests.]

6/11/1244, Grant to Richard de Dovor, king’s kinsman, of the custody of the lands of Geoffrey de Costentyn in Ireland, for his maintenance in the king’s service … (S) CPRs.

6/11/1245, Protection with clause volumus … going to Wales … Richard de Dovor … (S) CPRs.

9/30/1245, Licence for Richard de Dovor to sell the custody of the lands late of Geoffrey de Costantin in Meath and Finegal and the marriage of the heirs. (S) CPRs.

11/18/1245, Richard of Dover was pardoned 20 marks, in which he had been amerced before the justices in eyre for pleas of the forest at Northampton.

10/2/1246, The castles of Wigemore, Keventhles and Cnuclays committed to Richard de Dovor. (S) CPRs.

By 1247, Richard of Chilham, knt., died.


6/21/1247, The king took homage of Rose for all the lands which Richard Fitzroy, formerly her husband, held of the King in chief of her inheritance, and ordered him to allow her to hold the same in peace.

7/12/1250, Rose of Dover gives the king 100m.  so she might marry whom she will wish. (S) FRsIII.

10/8/1251, Order to the abbot of Pershore, the king’s escheator, to take into the king’s hand without delay all lands formerly of Rose of Dover in his bailiwick. (S) FRsIII.

By 1251, Rohesia married 2nd William de Wilton.

11/18/1251, Maurice of Berkeley and Isabel, his wife, as plaintiffs and William of Wilton and Rose, his wife, as impediments, a carucate of land in Great Wendon was assured to Maurice and Isabel and their heirs.

7/8/1256, The king has given respite to William of Wilton from all the debts which are exacted from him by summons of the Exchequer for Richard of Chilham. (S) FRsIII.

11/2/1256, William and Rohesia granted a market and fair at Lessness, Kent. (S) Gaz. of Markets and Fairs.

Bef. 2/11/1261, Rohesia died; her grandson Richard, s/o son Richard, her hier, age 20.    

(S) Plantagenet Ancestry, P48. (S) The Genealogist, V22, 1906, P105. (S) FRsHIII. (S) CPRs. (S) Fine of the Month, August 2008, Christine Voth and Richard Cassidy.

Children of Richard and Rose:

ii. Richard de Dover, born ~1218 in England.

4/1242, Richard FitzRichard de Chilham, rolls and registers of the Exchequer. (S) UKNA.

1247, Richard married Matilda, countess of Angus.

Child: Isabel, Countess of Athol. Wife of David Strabolgi, earl of Athol, then of Alexander Baliol; she died at Chilham in  1292. (S) Hist. and Topo. of Kent, V11, 1800, Monuments in the Cathedral.

i. Isabel de Dover (4997417), born by 1221 in England.

iii. Lauretta de Dover (94560441), born ~1230 in England.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Lord Thomas de Berkeley & Joan de Somery

9994832. Lord Thomas de Berkeley & 9994833. Joan de Somery

~1175, Thomas born in England, s/o 19989664. Maurice FitzRobert FitzHarding & 1998966. Alice de Berkeley.

11/3/1189, Richard I crowned king of England.

~1197, Joan born in England, d/o 973530512. Ralph de Someri & 973530513. Margaret le Gros.

5/27/1199, John crowned king of England.                                                                    

1210, Joan’s father died. (S) Hearld and Genealogist, V5, Nichols, 1870, P105.

By 1216, Thomas agreed to marry a daughter of William Briwerre. [Which would cause problems later.]

5/12/1216, Prince Louis [future VIII] of France, after a successful landing, crowned King of England in London. In June, Louis captured Winchester and controlled half of England.

6/1216, Thomas’ older brother and family heir had joined the rebellion against King John. During King John's counter-attack Berkeley Castle was siezed and placed under a royal castellan.

10/19/1216, Henry III, age 9, succeeded John as King of England. Louis of France also claimed the throne.

[––Thomas & Joan––]

1216-17, Thomas obtained the support of William Marshall (94559174), earl of Pembroke, by agreeing to marry one of his nieces [through Margaret le Gros a sister of William], Joan [grand-neice], daughter of Ralph de Somery, and in return Pembroke was to arrange for the king to take Thomas's homage and restore to him his brother’s barony and lands, to discharge him of a debt of 210 marks which Robert owed to the earl of Salisbury, to have Berkeley Castle delivered to him, and to arrange for him to ‘be freed of the king's justiciar and of William Briwerre.’

2/1217, Robert’s brother restored to his lands for a fine of 1450 marks, but not to the castle of Berkeley.

1219-20, Witnesses: Sir Nicholas Poinz, Sir Hugh his son, Sir Adam son of Nigel, Sir Thomas de Berkeley, … (S) UKNA.

5/13/1220, Thomas heir to his older brother Robert. [Leaving Thomas with considerable debts.] . When the sheriff of Gloucestershire went to Berkeley Castle to take it into the king's hands, the Earl of Salisbury, who had been granted custody of it, refused to hand it over without an express order by the king, on the grounds that his niece Lucy [wife of Robert] was with child. Thomas sought help from his wife’s cousin, the Earl of Pembroke, who wrote to the Justiciar, Hubert de Burgh, asking for justice for Thomas. [Lucy did not produce an heir, but held lands in dower for 14 years.]

8/9/1220, Thomas of Berkeley, brother and heir of Robert of Berkeley , owes the king £100 for his relief of the lands formerly of Robert, and he has given the king surety at Oxford for the relief. (S) FRsHIII. [Thomas at this time did not receive seisin of Berkeley castle. He paid the expenses of the Royal Keepers to cover the debts he owed the King.]

1220-43, Thomas de Berkeley, at the request of Thomas de Tyringeham, has granted to Hugh his freedom, … For this Thomas de Tyringeham has given to Thomas de Berkeley 3 marks and a measure of wine, and to Joan his wife 4s. (S) UKNA.

1220, Thomas with Hubert de Burgh at the siege of Bytham castle, Lincolnshire. [Effectively ended baronial opposition to King Henry.]

1221, Thomas granted to William Briwere (189118346) the marriage of his son and heir Maurice, on condition that he would be married to the daughter of Richard FitzRoy and Rose of Dover. Rose was a granddaughter of Briwerre; she brought the barony of Chilham to FitzRoy. [This settlement was because Thomas had previously agreed to marry one of William’s daughters.] It was also agreed that Briwerre would acquit Thomas of 200 marks which he owed to the king, and that Thomas would make over to Briwerre his manors of Portbury and Arlingham for a term of 15 years.

1221-2, Joan de Somery, wife of Thomas de Berkeley, styled "neptem" by William Marshal the younger, Earl of Pembroke. (S) Eyre Roll of 5 Henry III.

1222-3, Thomas granted livery of the castle of Berkely and the town. The King had as “pledges” [aka hostages], 2 of Thomas’ sisters sons “soe that by it noe damage should arise to the King.”

1224, Thomas arranged to pay the debts he owed to the King at £80 annually. Thomas received 20 marks annually as Keeper of Berkeley Castle.

1224, Thomas came to an arrangement with the Exchequer to repay the debts of himself and his late brother at £80 a year.

Bef. 1230, Thomas recovered 3 Somerset hundreds from his cousin Maurice de Gaunt. [Maurice died in 1230.]

9/20/1230, The king has committed the hundreds of Bedminster, Hartcliffe and Portbury , which Maurice de Gant held of Thomas of Berkeley , to William [de] Putot. (S) FRsHIII.

11/2/1233, To Thomas de Berkele. The king is sending into his parts Emericus de Sacy together with some other knights to keep the peace of those parts … (S) CPRs.

11/10/1233, Mandate to Thomas de Berkele to deliver his castle of Berkele to Emericus de Sacy and his fellows. (S) CPRs.

Aft. 1/18/1234, Thomas received the dower lands of his brother’s wife Lucy.

5/26/1236, Sir Thomas de Berkeley and St. Augustine's Abbey. Settlement of suit between them concerning the tithes of pannage, fisheries and mills, and concerning the manor of Arlingham, the land of Bray, the land of Lorewinge, … Witnesses: …, Sir Henry de Berkele, Sir William de Berkeley, Maurice son of Maurice de Berkeley, … (S) UKNA.

1236, Thomas at parliament when the issue of inheritance of children born before marriage was addressed.

7/26/1236, From Thomas of Berkeley , of his fine for licence to make concord with the abbot of St. Augustine’s, Bristol , 50m.  (S) FRsHIII.

1238, Thomas de Berkelay, son of Sir Thomas de Berkeley, … Thomas has granted to the abbey all his wood in the manor of Symundeshale, …; doing the services to Sir Thomas de Berkeley, his father, as in his charter to Thomas the younger, viz. 8d. at Christmas each year for the souls of Thomas his father and Joan his mother. (S) UKNA.

1241-42, Fines Militum … Scutagia … “Thomas de Berkeley .lx. m. de esidem”. (S) Great Roll of the Pipe, 1241-42, 1918, P256.

11/29/1243, Thomas “the Observer” died; buried at St. Augustines, Bristol. 


1244, IPM of Lord Tho’ de Berkeley. “Also, they say he held all the aforesaid Lands by the Service of 5 Knights of the old Feoffment, whereof Sir Robert de Gurnay ought to acquit him of One Knight’s Fee and an Half, and Sir Nicholas Fitz Roger of Half a Fee; also they say that Maurice de Berkeley his Son is his next Heir, …” (S) Journals of the House of Lords, V60, 1828, P493. [Joan’s dower lands valued at £212 12s. 11d.]

5/12/1244, Covenant for lease from Dom. Maurice de Berkele to Perte de Wike … excepting the portion of land which belongs to his mother, Joan de Berkele, by right of dower. (S) Desriptivie Catalogue of The Charters …, Berke, 1892, P95.

1244, Joan, Lady of Watton [her residence] and her sister Margery sought an assize of novel disseizin at Gloucester against her son Maurice.

1246, Joan’s dower settled, she held the manors of Wotton, Cam, Coaley, Hurst, Alkington and Hinton.

1247-48, Joan’s lands valued at £200 annually.

7/29/1252, Joan of Berkeley gives the king 20s. of gold for a charter to have a warren, market and fair, which she is to pay in his Wardrobe … Later, she paid those 20s. of gold in the king’s Wardrobe at the aforesaid term and is quit. (S) FRsHIII.

8/2/1252 at Woodstock, Grant by Hen. III. to Joan de Berkeley, for life, and Maurice de Berkeley her son, of free warren in their manors of Wotton and Kamme, a weekly market at Wotton on Fridays, and a yearly fair of 3 days. (S)

 Ancient Deeds: V1, 1890.

7/8/1253, Simple protection for 7 years, for Margery de Sumery [Joan’s niece.]. The like for Joan de Berkele. (S) CPRs.

1253, Joan created a borough at Wotton manor.

1255, Joan and her son Maurice entertained King Henry III at Berkeley castle.

1256, Dosthill, the first time called a manor, was held in dower by Joan de Berkele of the inheritance of Robert de Grendon as ½ knight's fee. (S) A Hist. of the Co. of Warwick, V4, 1947.

8/1269, Agreement between the lady Joan de Berkeley (9994833) and Sir Roger de Sumery (486765256), of the one part, … William de Camvile (s/o Richard de Kamvill), and Joan his wife, of the other part, … viz. that the said William and Joan shall receive the manor of Torre Brione, with the advowson of the church, for part of the dower of all the lands which formerly belonged to Sir Guy de Briona (94567466) in the parts of Devon; reserving 2 parts of 5 foreign fees belonging to the said [Sir Roger de Su]mery in the said parts. Witnesses:—Sirs Walter de Vernun … (S) Ancient Deeds, Devon, V3, 1900, D.214.

3/23/1274, IPM of Thomas fitz Otto: Gloucester … All the service which the said Thomas owed … are assigned to Dame Joan de Berkele in the name of her dower. (S) The Index Library, V30, 1903, P90.

Bef. 1276, “Joan de Berkeley [Joan de (Somery), widow of Thomas Lord Berkeley … Joan has quitclaimed to the abbey whatever she has in the manor of Oslewrth … Witnesses: Sir Maurice de Berkeley, Joan's son, …” (S) UKNA.

(S) Plantagenet Ancestry, P96. (S) Berkeley Manuscripts: Abstracts and Extracts, Fosbroke, 1821. (S) UKNA, Berkeley Castle Muniments.

Family notes:

·         All 5 younger sons died without legitimate issue.

Children of Thomas and Joan: [6 sons, 2 daughters]

i. Margaret de Berkeley, born ~1217 in England.

Margaret married John Fitz Matthew [d.1261], receiving half the manor of Uley from her father.

Aft. 1287, Margaret died.

ii. Maurice de Berkeley (4997416), born 1218 in England.

iii. Thomas de Berkeley, born ? in England.

1243-47, Thomas died holding Bray manor in Devon.

iv. Robert de Berkeley, born ? in England.

v. Henry de Berkeley, born ? in England.

Henry de Berkeley granted lands within the lordship at Billow, Wotton and Cam by his father, and by his mother a messuage and virgate in Bradley, with reversion to his brother Richard.

Henry died, younger brother Richard his heir, passing the properties of Bradley.

vi. Richard de Berkeley, born ? in England.

Richard acquired other lands within the lordship, in Nibley from his mother, and in Uley, Huntingford and Wick by purchase.

1265-1280, Richard granted a holding in Cam to his sister Margaret and Anselm Basset.

1268-69, Richard initiated a suit against a substantial free tenant of the lordship, Robert de Stone, for a half-virgate in Cam.

3/1271, Richard witnessed a Berkshire charter of his uncle, Sir Roger de Somery (d.1273).

1271-72, Richard stood as surety for his younger brother William.

vii. William de Berkeley, born ? in England.

William, was granted a holding in Bradley, and 2 holdings amounting to 2½ virgates in Cam by his father, and the manor house at Bradley and 2 other holdings there, in tail, by his mother.

By 10/1256, William married Avice, widow of Robert de Blackford [d.1253], heir of 4 Devon manors.

1261, William alienated [illegally] 3 of the 4 manors held of his wife to Ralph de Geoges. [With the death of Avice, her son John de Blackford was found to be the heir to all the manors.]

1271-72, Older brother Richard stood as surety for William. [Having caused a breach of the peace, William promised the king to join the Hospitallers or Templars, and to leave the kingdom.]

By 6/1272, William died.

viii. Isabel de Berkeley, born ? in England.

Bef. 1307, Daughter Isabel died unmarried, holding the manor of Ham.

Sir Gerald Fitz Maurice

9994828. Sir Gerald Fitz Maurice

10/28/1216, Henry III, age 9, crowned king of England.

~1217, Gerald born in Ireland, s/o 19989656. Maurice Fitz Gerald.

1235, Gerald [likely] with his father when he attacked Connaught with a large force.

1242, Gerald and his father Maurice joined the King’s expedition to Poitou.

5/20/1242, King Henry III with his brother Richard arrived at Royen, France with a small contingent; but with 30 tons of gold. They were soon joined by French nobles against the forces of the Count of Poitou and King Louis IX.

7/1242, The 2 armies met at the battles of Taillebourgh and Saintes, with the superior sized French force winning.

9/7/1242 at Bordeaux, France, Chater of Matthew son of Griffin … Witnesses :- H. de Bohun, earl of Hereford and Essex, R. de Quency, earl of Winchester, John son of Geoffrey, Hugh de Vivona, Richard de Burgo, Gerald son of Maurice, … (S) CPRs.

9/27/1242, King Henry returned to England, leaving a retinue under several earls.

1/2/1243 at Bordeaux, France, To M. son of Gerold, jusiticary of Ireland,  and G. de Turvill, treasurer of Ireland, to let Gerald son of Maurice have £100 of the king’s treasure by gift of the king. (S) CPRs.

1243, Gerald was sent back to England by the king [usually knights were sent to get provisions or horses.]

4/1243, Back in France, Henry arranged a 5-year truce. All of Poitou and some towns in Gascony were ceded to France.

7/15/1243, Mandate … to discharge the freight of the ships in which Gerald Fitz Maurice and his retinue shall cross to the K.’s service in parts beyond the sea. (S) Cal. of Doc’s Relating to Ireland, V1, 1875, P393.

7/17/1243 at Bordeaux, France, Mandate to M. son of Gerold, jusiticary of Ireland,  and G. de Turvill, treasurer of Ireland, to cause Gerald son of Maurice £200 for the acquittance of his wages … (S) CPRs.

9/6/1243, at Bordeaux, France, Mandate to M. son of Gerold, jusiticary of Ireland,  and G. de Turvill, archdeacon of Dublin and treasurer of Ireland, to let Gerold son of Maurice have £50 of the gift of the king. (S) CPRs.

1243, Gerald died in Gascony, before his father.

(S) The Earls of Kildare, Marquis of Kildare, 1858.

Children of Gerald and ?:

i. Maurice Fitz Gerald (4997414), born ~1238 in England.

ii. Juliana FitzMaurice, born ? in Ireland.

Juliana married John de Cogan.

Bef. 9/15/1276, John de Cogan, the younger, died. (S) CPRs.

7/1293, “Julianna Cogan, filia Geraldi filii Maurieii,” to John FitzThomas, of all her rights.

Sir John de Veteri Ponte & Sybil de Ferrers

9994820. Sir John de Veteri Ponte & 9994821. Sybil de Ferrers

~1205, Sybil born in England, d/o 19989504. William de Ferrers & 19989505. Agnes of Chester.

1211, John de Vipont born in England, s/o 19989640. Robert de Veteri Ponte & 19989641. Idonea de Busli.

6/10/1213, King John ordered John de Vipont to deliver Careg Hwfa castle to the custody of John le Strange. (S) The History of the Princes, the Lords Marcher, Lloyd, 1881, P161.

10/28/1216, Henry III, age 9, crowned king of England.

1227, John’s father died.

2/1/1228, Wardship of John de Veteri Ponte granted to Hubert de Burgo, Earl of Kent. (S) CPRs.

4/20/1228, The king has granted to H. de Burgh etc. that, of the debts which Robert de Vieuxpont …, and John, son and heir of the same Robert, who is in his custody by the king’s order until his full age.

10/22/1232, H. de Burgh, earl of Kent, surrendered to John de Vieuxpont his lands that had been in his custody.

1232-33, John de Vipont was summoned to show by what title he held the manor of Bowes, as his father had the custody only. (S) Hist. of York North Riding, V1, 1914, Bowes.

2/4/1233, Mandate to John de Veteri Ponte … to have seisin of the manor of Boues with the castle … (S) CPRs.

By 1233, John married Sybil.

11/8/1233, The fine of Hugh d’Aubigny for having his lands. Pledges of the said Hugh … John fitz Geoffrey for 100 m … Warin de Munchesney for 100m.  … Bertram de Criel for 20m.  … William Mauduit for 40m.  … William Bardolf for 50m.  Thomas of Moulton for 50m.  Hugh Wake for 50m.  … John de Vieuxpont for 50m.  John de Vaux for 20m.  Payn de Chaworth for 40m.  … William de Percy for 200m.  ….

7/11/1234, The king has granted to his beloved and faithful John de Vieuxpont that, at the same terms at which he was accustomed to render 100m.  each year …, he may henceforth render 80m.  … (S) CFRs, Henry III.

1235, John, hereditary High Sheriff of Westmoreland.

5/19/1239, The king has granted to John de Vieuxpont that, of the debts which he owes him, of which he was accustomed to render 80m.  per annum at the Exchequer, he may render 60m.  per annum.

7/8/1241, Grant in frankalmoign: 1) John de Veteri Ponte. 2) Shap Abbey Property: hospital of St Nicholas of Appleby with all appurtenances, as freely as the lepers held it. With right to grind corn grown on the land at his mill in Appleby without payment of toll. (S) UKNA.

7/1241, John died. (S) CPRs. [Before his mother, who died a few months later.]

(S) Miscellanea Genealogica Et Heraldica, Bannerman, V-III, P258. (S) FRsHIII.

Child of John and Sibyl:

i. Robert de Veteri Ponte (4997410), born 1234 in England.

7/25/1241, the King gave to John Fitz Geoffrey the marriage of Robert, s/o John de Veteri Ponte for a fine of 200 marks. [John Fitz Geoffrey his future father-in-law.]

Sir Roger de Clifford & Sibyl de Ewyas & Lord Robert de Tregoz

9994816. Sir Roger de Clifford & 9994817. Sibyl de Ewyas & 94563736. Lord Robert de Tregoz

~1147, Robert de Tresgoz born in England, 2nd s/o 189127472. William de Tresgoz & 189127473. Agnes ?. (S) The Topographer and Genealogist, V2, 1853, P128.

~1175, Robert de Tregoz married 1st a d/o Hubert de Rya. (S) See 1190.

~1183, Sibyl born in England, coheir & d/o 19989634. Robert de Ewyas & 199896345. Petronilla ?. (S) FMG.

~1195, Roger born in England, 2nd s/o 19989632. Walter de Clifford & 19989633. Agnes de Condet.

1181, Mortgage by Peter de Suthtun, … Witnesses:—Robert de Tresgoz, Henry son of Ailwin, … (S) Ancient Deeds, V4, 1902, Essex, A.6461.

1181-89, Roberto de Tresgoz subscribed a charter in which King Henry II granted land to "Waltero ostiario de Camera" (S) FMG.

6/12/1189 at Le Mans, King Henry, with 700 knights, was defeated by his son Richard, who aligned with King Philip II of France. Sir Robert de Tresgoz supported Richard, son of King Henry.

7/6/1189, Richard I succeeded Henry II as King of England.

1190, Robert de Tregoz excused the debts of Hubert de Rya III. (S) English Baronies, Sanders, 1963.

1190-91, Scutage payments: "feoda Huberti de Rya" paying "xvii.l x.s, per Robertum de Tresgoz, xxxv milites" in Norfolk, Suffolk. (S) Red Book of the Exchequer, FMG. [£27 10s on 35 knights’ fees.]

1191, Robert sheriff of Wiltshire. (S) Collegiate Church of Ottery St. Mary, P42.

1194, Richard I gave Robert de Tregoz, steward of the king, a grant of lands valued at 100s. (S) Somerset Arch. Soc, Vs122-24, 1978, P56.

1194-95, "Roberto de Tresgoz c s in Martinesgraua de dimidio anno" in honour of Arunde. (S) Pipie Rolls, FMG.

1195, Robert de Tregoz served under the duke of Normandy [King Richard I]. (S) Memoires de la Societe des Antiquaries de Normandie, V5, 1830, P128.

1196, Robert de Tregoz granted all tithes of his assarts already cleared and to be cleared to Ewias Harold priory. (S) Agrarian History England and Wales, V2, 1967, P268.

1197, Robert de Tresgoz founded on the banks of the river Vire, near his castle, a religious house of the abbey of Hambie. (S) Magni Rotuli Scaccarii Normanniae, V1, Stapleton, 1840, P-CLXXIV.

9/1197, Confederation between Richard of England and Baldwin, count of Flanders and Hainaut, against Philip, king of England. … Robert de Tresgoz … The above witnesses were sworn in Normandy, before the king of England and the Count of Flanders … (S) Life of Philippe Auguste, Rigord, 1826.

1198, Sibyl’s father, Robert de Ewyas, Baron of Herfordshire, died.

[–––Robert & Sibyl–––]

By 1198, Sibyl 1st married to Robert, Lord Tregoz by King Richard I. King Richard I made Robert keeper of the Castle Salisbury, the palace of Clarendon, and the town of Bristol.

4/1198, Robert in a suit with Hermenus de Braton over the advowson of Braton church, Norfolk, part of the inheritance of Sibyl.

12/9/1198, Robert de Tresgoz witnessed a renewal of a charter by King Richard I to the bishop of Durham. (S) Durham Cathedral Muniments, 3.1.REG.27.

5/27/1199, John crowned king of England.

1200, Robert gave the King 200 marks in silver to have granted to him the wardship of the heir and lands of Geoffry Hose.

4/11/1203, Accused of treason, Ranulph of Chester surrendered the castle of Saint-Pierre-de-Semilly to Robert de Tresgoz and Hughes de Chaucombe. [Returned to Ranulph in May.]

5/5/1204, Charter of the Lady the Queen I. on her Dower. John, by the grace of God, … Attesting, the Lords … Henry de Bohum, Earl of Hereford; …, Hugo de Neville, Robert de Trasgoz, Robert de Veteriponte, … (S) King John of England, Chadwick, 1865, P192.

1204, "Nigell Pincebec et Alic uxor eius" paid a fine for "custodia terre et heredis Walt Biset vs Rob de Tresgoz et Sibill ux eius", in Herefordshire. (S) FMG.

1204-5, Robert de Tregoz a member of a negotiating team for the King on the continent.

1206, Robert, Lord Tregoz, paid 38 marks for 19 knight’s fees, belonging to the honour of Robert de Ewyas, his father-in-law.

1207, Robert de Tregoz married to Sibyl daughter of Robert de Ewyas, confirmed the endowment of Newark Priory in Send. (S) Hist. of Surrey, V3, 1911, Send with Ripley.

1210, William de Newmarket was summoned to show by what right he claimed to wife Sibyl, who was Robert Tregoze's wife. [King Richard I had given her to Tregoze in marriage.] William de Newmarket  said that he had married her in the time of Richard I by gift of Robert de Ewyas, her father. (S) FMG.

1210-12, Robertus de Tresgoz holding Alingetone in Wiltshire. (S) Red Book of the Exchequer, FMG.

1212, Robert de Tregoze and Sibilla his wife" impleading Ralph de St. Maur. for land in Bren, in Somersetshire, the right of the said Sibilla. (S) FMG.

1212, Writ of King John, Robertus de Tresgoz held ‘feodum ii militum in Septon de honore de Ewias’ in Hampshire. (S) FMG.

1213, Robert Tregoz, High Sheriff of Wiltshire, and Sibyl recovered some of her lands in Somerset.

8/30/1213, King John granted lands worth £12 to Robert for his service and support.

By 1214, Robert de Tresgoz gave to the priory of Boxgrove for the souls of William the worthy, earl of Arundel, himself and Sibyl his wife, …, 2 crofts in his manor of la Grave, given to him for his service.

1214, Robert of Lydiard Tregoz, Wiltshire, Lord of Ewyas Harlold, Herefordshire died.


2/1214, King John landed at La Rochelle, France in an expedition into Poitou.

1214, Walter de Clifford and his brother Roger accompanied King John on his invasion of Poitou, France; during which time he they received loans from the king. (S) English Historical Review, V110, 1995, P285.

[–––Roger & Sibyl–––]

1214, Walter de Clifford (19989632) gave 1000 marks for the marriage of his son Roger to Sibyl de Ewyas, widow of Robert de Tresgoz. (S) English Historical Review, V110, 1995, P289.

8/15/1215, Roger a knight of the royal household [of 102], was granted a 60 mark fief. (S) English Historical Review, V110, 1995, P281.

1216, Roger Clifford, jun., given custody of the castle at Hanley by King John. [In 1214 the castle was held by Geoffrey de Mandeville.] (S) Hist. of Worcester, V4, 1924, Hanley Castle.

10/1216, Walter de Clifford and Roger de Clyfford present at the burial of King John at the church of St. Mary, Worcester. (S) CChRs, 5/22/1232.

10/28/1216, Henry III, age 9, crowned king of England.

5/6/1218, Order to the sheriff of Dorset and Somerset to place in respite the demand that he made from Roger of Clifford and Sibyl, his wife, for the 800m.  by which Sibyl made fine with King John, father of King Henry, so that she might marry at her pleasure [ad placitum suum], until the king orders otherwise.

12/26/1219, William Crassus, … by £100 for having the daughter and heiress of Thomas of London as his wife and the following are his pledges for the fine: … John of Monmouth for 10m.  Fulk fitz Warin for 10m.  Walter of Clifford for 10m.  … William de Stuteville for 10m.  … Hugh de Mortimer for 10m.  Roger of Clifford for 10m.  

1/17/1221, Roger’s father died.

9/2/1221, Pledges of William fitz Warin and Agnes, his wife, for 100 m.: John of Monmouth . William de Cantilupe . Roger of Clifford.

4/1222, The church of Burneham … Roger de Clifford caliming the advowson … against … who pleads that the son of Robert de Ewyas, father of the plaintiff’s wife, last presented, and afterwards gave the church to the defencant;s house by charter produced. (S) Cal. of the Manuscripts of the Dean and Chapter of Wells, 1907, P234.

1223, Roger left a gold ring in his mother’s will.

9/25/1223, The king has granted Roger of Clifford that, of the debt of 25 m., of which he ought to have acquitted Elias Martrin, Jew of Lincoln.

3/9/1224, Order to Roger of Clifford that, having taken with him the verderers and foresters of the fee of the Forest of Dean and other trustworthy and law-worthy men, he is to inquire diligently what assarts were made in the Forest of Dean after the war began between King John and his barons of England.

3/11/1225, Hugh of Kinnersley has made fine with the king … to cultivate 72 acres … Order to Roger of Clifford … to permit Hugh to cultivate …

6/12/1226, Order to Roger of Clifford that, having retained in the king’s hand 2 of the king’s own itinerant greenwood forges, …, and to H. earl of Warwick his itinerant dry-wood forge … , he is to cause all other forges in the same forest that were itinerant to be prohibited …

1226, Comes W. Marescallus … in custodia Rogeri de Clifford per preceptum domini regis, … (S) CPRs.

9/14/1227, Order to the sheriff of Herefordshire to cause Roger of Clifford to have peace from the demand of 100m.  that he makes of him for pledging Thomas of Erdington.

6/18/1229, Order to the barons of the Exchequer to place in respite, …, the demand they make from Roger of Clifford … for the £35 that is exacted … for the prest of Poitou , and for £10 of a prest of the king’s Wardrobe.

4/30/1230 from Portsmouth, King Henry invaded Brittany in hopes of recovering Normandy. They established their camp at Nantes, and captured a small castle.

5/27/1230, Order to the sheriff of Herefordshire to place in respite the demand of £20 and one mark that he makes by summons of the Exchequer from Roger of Clifford , who is with the king in overseas parts.

1230, The marriage of Hawise de Newmarch granted to Roger de Clifford.

1231, Roger died;  before his elder brother Walter; buried at Dore Abbey.


Bef. 7/1/1236, Sibyl died [Her son Robert given seisin of her lands. (S) FRsHIII.]

(S) The Welsh Wars of Edward I, Morris, 1901, P331. (S) A Chronicle of the Early Le Stranges, Le Strange, 1916. (S) Yorkshire Archaeological Journal, V18, 1905, P355. (S) FRsHIII. (S) FMG, Pedigree of the Tregoze Family.

Children of Robert and Sibyl:

i. Lucia de Tregoz (121697007), born ~1205 in England.

ii. Robert de Tregoz (47281868), born ~1207 in England.

Children of Roger and Sibyl:

i. Roger de Clifford (4997408), born ~1220 in England.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Sir Robert de Quincy & Helen of Wales

9994810. Sir Robert de Quincy & 9994811. Helen of Wales

Bef. 1200, Robert de Quency born in England, [2nd son of the same name] s/o 39979012. Saire de Quincy & 39979013. Margaret de Beaumont.

~1215, Elen dhu ferch Llywelyn ab Iorwerth born in Wales, d/o 19989730. Llywelyn ap Iorwerth  & 19989623. Joan of Wales.

5/12/1216, Prince Louis [future VIII] of France, after a successful landing, crowned King of England in London. In June, Louis captured Winchester and controlled half of England.

10/28/1216, Henry III, age 9, crowned king of England.

1217, Robert’s older brother of the same name died in London. Robert’s older brother Roger became the heir.

1217, Robert’s older brother Roger and their father Simon leaders in the Baron’s Revolt against Henry III in Favor of the Dauphin of France.

5/20/1217, English forces, with the aid of previous rebel barons, defeated the French forces at Lincoln.

11/3/1219, Robert’s father Saire died on the way to Jerusalem; his older brother Roger the hier.

1220, Robert held the fief of La Baroche-sous-Luce.

[––Helen & John––]

1222, Ellen 1st married to Sir John of Scotland, 8th Earl of Chester, 10th Earl of Huntingdon, s/o earl David.

1/12/1234, Robert’s mother died.

Bef. 6/6/1237, Sir John, age 30, died. Helen held Conington and other lands until dower could be provided. (S) Hist. of Huntingdon, V3, 1936, Conington.

1237, Ellen’s mother died.

[––Robert & Helen––]

Bef. 12/5/1237, Robert married to widow Helen by King Henry.

4/11/1240, Ellen’s father died.

12/2/1247, Indult, at the request of Robert de Quenci, to William de Warneford to hold the rectory of Charletun Makerel, in the diocese of Bath, besides 2 benefices with cure of souls, value 20 marks. (S) Cal. of Papal Reg’s, V1, 1893, Regesta 21.

1252-53, Robert de Quincy acknowledged the right of his elder brother Roger, Earl of Winchester, and his heirs male to the manor of Setvington; in the event of Roger's dying without heirs it was to revert to the right heirs of Robert. (S) Hist. of Bedford, V3, 1912, Stevington. [The manor held by daughter Hawise in 1264.]

8/6/1253, King Henry left for Gascony from Portsmouth with 300 ships. [Various camps, returning 1/1255.]

Bef. 10/24/1253, Ellen died.


5/3/1254, Protection with clause volumus for the following who are going with the queen to the king in Gascony ; … Robert de Quency … (S) CPRs. [Lord Edward would marry Leonore at Las Huelgas in Burgos, which the queen attended.]

8/24/1254 at Bordeaux, France, Charter … granting to Robert de Quency and his heirs a yearly fair at his manor of Ware, co. Hertford, … Witnesses:- … J. de Plessetis, earl of Warwick, … (S) CPRs.

9/23/1254 at St. Cross without Bordeaux, Charter … to Robert de Quency, … free warren in all the demesne lands which he has at present in the counties of Wilts and Worcester. (S) CPRs.

8/1257, Robert killed in a tournament at Blie, France.

(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P466.

Children of Robert and Ellen: [3 daughters]

i. Joan de Quincy, born 1245 in England.

Joan married Humphrey de Bohun, the younger. [No children.]

1264, Joan of full age.

5/1264, IPMs of Roger de Quency (19989506, Hawis’ uncle), Earl of Winchester. … Bedford: Steventon manor … Joan, wife of Sir Humphrey de Boum the younger, of full age, and Hawis (4997405), within age, daughters of the late Robert de Quency, are the next heirs. … The heirs of the said Robert are his daughters, the abovesaid Joan aged 19, and Hawis aged 14. … (S) CIsPM.

1265, Humphrey, as an adherent of Simon de Montfort in the rebellion, forfeited his lands.

11/1283, Joan died.

ii. Hawise de Quincy (4997405), born 1250 in England.