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Monday, June 6, 2011

Lord William Batisford & Margery Peplesham

7605698. Lord William Batisford & 7605699. Margery Peplesham

~1340, William Batesford born in England.

1346, Margery born in Wartling, Sussex, England, heir & d/o §§Simon de Peplesham & Joan Rouse.

[––Margery & Robert––]

Margery 1st married Robert Cralle.

2/20/1362, Writ of aid … William de Batesford, deputy of William Strete, chief butler, … appointed in the ports Wynchelse, Rye and Romenye. (S) CPRs.

11/6/1362, Commission de walliis et fossatis to … William Batesford, … marshes of Peveneseye, Wylyngdon, … co. Sussex. (S) CPRs.

[––William & Margery––]

~1363, William married Margery bringing the reversion of the manor of Bucksteep, a water mill in Warbleton parish and large estates in Dallington, Wartling and other adjoining parishes.

1369, William de Batesford v. John Stonacre and Agatha his wife; 56 acres of land, 12 acres of wood in Wertlyngg'; to William for 40 marks. (S) Feet of Fines, Suxxes, V3, 1916.

7/2/1370, Sale and quitclaim of arms … W: William de Etchyngham, Andrew Peverell, John Walays, Thomas Lewkenore, John de St Clere, Edward Dalyngrigg knights; …, William de Batisford, …

1372, William Halden, … v. William Batelesford ; 2 tofts, 200 acres of land, … 2 peppercorns, 5 bushels ofsalt, a cock, 32 hens and 100 eggs in Pleydenne, … and Gestelynge; to the demandants and heirs of John Oxenbrygge for 200 marks. (S) Feet of Fines, Sussex.

11/18/1374, Commission de walliis et fossatis to the abbot of Battle, … William Battesford, … in respect of the bridge … by the burgesses of Wynchelse at Pypewill across the water called ‘le Chanel’, … (S) CPRs.

7/15/1375, William de Batelesford in association with Hamo, abbot of Battle in a commission of peace in Sussex. (S) CPRs.

9/30/1375 the Savoy, London, John [of Gaunt], king of Castile and Leon, Duke of Lancaster, to William Batesford 44 acres in a piece called Cowhamme and 31 acres in a piece called Ealdelond, with all the salts belonging to them, both within the walls and without, in Pevensey Marsh, for 30 years at £4 10s. (S) UKNA.

11/30/1376, Exemption for life of William de Battesford from being put on assizes, juries, … appointment as mayor, sheriff, … against his will. (S) CPRs.

1377, A commission of oyer and terminer including Robert Belknap and William Batisford to inquire into Fifhydes' carrying corn to the enemy.

7/8/1378, Mayor and barons of the Rye …  Witnesses: William Batisforde, …, Robert Echinghame … (S) UKNA.

7/13/1377, Richard II, age 10, crowned king of England.

1380, William appointed Constable of Pevensey Castle with powers pertaining to this office by Letters Patent of Duke John of Gaunt.

5/16/1381, William Batelesford on a commission of the peace in Sussex. (S) CPRs.

1384, John, chaplain of St leonards, Hastings, requests remedy on 3 matters. 1) He states that the tithes of the manor of Wildmarsh, which ought to pertain to his chapelry, but that William Batesford, the holder of the manor, has detained payment for 5 years, … (S) UKNA.

2/28/1385, Commission in view of imminent invastion by the French … Richard, earl of Arundel, … Thomas de Ponynges, Edward Dalyngrugge, … William Percy, William Batelesford, … in Sussex. (S) CPRs.

8/14/1388, William on a commission of array with others to set up beacons to warn people of an invasion of the French. (S) CPRs.

5/17/1389, The sheriffs of London and Middlesex ordered to set free Agnes Stanley, a nun of St. Bartholomew Bristol, and deliver her to William Batesford, warden of the house.

10/18/1390, Writ de intendo for William Batelesford, deputy of John Slegh, chief butler, in Wynchelse and Rye. (S) CPRs.

1391, William deputy for John Devereux, constable of Dover castle and warden of the Cinque Ports.

7/14/1391, Commission de walliis, fossatis, etc, … William Fienles, knight, … William Batelesford, … for the sea coast and marsh in … Herstmonceaux, … co. Sussex. (S) CPRs.

4/2/1392, Appointment of … William Percy, … and William Battesford, to arrest … Roger Birget of Tysherst. (S) CPRs.

1392, Commission to array … to resist invasion in case of war after the expiration of the present truce … William Batelesford. } Sussex. (S) CPRs.

8/1/1394, Commission to … William Percy, … and William Batsford to enquire what goods and merchandise … cast ashore … certain persons escaped alive and were murdered … (S) CPRs.

10/13/1399, Henry IV crowned king of England.

By 1401, William of Buckholt in Bexhill, Sussex died.


1/13/1402, William Fienles, knight, to Robert Oxebregge, … his estate in all lands, tenements, rents and services in Sussex, within and without the Lowey of Pevensey, which he holds for the life of Margery, sometime wife of William Batlesforde, by her grant. … at Herstmonceux. (S) UKNA.

1405, Robert Oxenbregge and Ann his wife petition for land in Beckley, Guestling and Westfield incuding the homage of Margery Battesford.

1/21/1406, Margery wrote her will naming daughter Elizabeth. [Who had died the year before.]

1/21/1406, Margery died.

10/1/1406, Writ for IPM of Margery widow of William Batesford. Sussex: … she held for life with remainder to Elizabeth widow of William Fienles, knight, and her heirs, … Wartling, Dallington, Warbleton, and Herstmonceux, … She died on 21 Jan. last. Roger Fienles, son of William Fienles, knight, is kinsman and heir, being the son and heir of Elizabeth, daughter of Margery, aged 21 years and more. (S) CIsPM.

(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P730. (S) Sussex Archaeological Collections, V30, 1880, P143.

Family notes:

·         11/12/1336, Simon and Richard Peplesham witnessed a grant by Alice de Penherst in Henry de Penherst, her son and his wife Katherine a moiety of the manor of Penherst [Kent].

·         5/8/1359, Simon de Peplesham of Wertlyng acknowledges that he owes to Richard de Preston, citizen and corder of London, £500; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in Sussex. (S) CCRs.

Children of William and Margery:

i. Elizabeth Batisford (3802849), born ~1365 England.