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4/1306, Simon born in England, s/o §Simon Pakeman.
7/7/1307, Edward II became king on the death of his father.
Bef. 7/24/1313, Simon’s father, Simon Pakeman of Kereby, died; Simon age 7. (S) CIsPM.
Simon’s wardship was given to Hugh le Despenser, who sold it to William Herle [Chief Justice of the Common Pleas].
2/1/1327 at Westminster, Edward III, age 14, crowned king of England.
1327-8, “Simon, son of Simon Pakeman, of Kerby, deceased: Leicestershire (proof of age).” (S) UKNA.
8/6/1332, “Witnesses … Roger le Zouche; knights; …; Simon Pakeman of Kerby; …” (S) UKNA.
1334, Simon a member of parliament for Leicestershire.
1337, Simon Pakeman was appearing as an attorney at the Court of Common Pleas. [Although primarily a man of the earl of Lancaster, Pakeman also distinguished himself by serving the earl of Warwick.]
1/1338, Plea at York before John de Stonore … Thomas de Bello Campo, earl of Warwick … And the earl, by Simon Pakeman, his attorney, admits the king’s right … (S) CPRs, 6/30/1341.
1340, “Simon Pakeman, the bailiff of the honour of Leicester.” (S) UKNA.
4/1/1341, Commission of oyer and terminer … Edmund Trussel, … and Simon Pakemon, on complaint … assaulted him at Prestwold, co. Leicester. (S) CPRs.
1341, Simon Pakeman an attorney representing Thomas Beauchamp, earl of Warwick.
7/2/1342, Commission to … William Trussel the elder, Nicholas de Charnels, … Simon Pakeman to make inquisitions touching felonies … county of Leycestre … (S) CPRs.
[Simon in multiple commissions of oyer and terminer, and appointed as attorney for others, over multiple years.]
11/25/1343, William Trussel the elder, Nicholas Charnels, Roger la Zouche and Simon de Pakeman mentioned in an appointment of a commission of peace in the county of Leicester. (S) CPRs, V1, P178.
1344, A dinner given to Simon Pakeman, Steward of the Honour of Leicester, and Jurats and other honest men of the town, … . (S) Records of the Borough of Leicester, V2, 1901.
11/8/1344, Commission to Thomas de Hastang, Roger Hillary, William Basset, Robert de Hungerford, Edmund Trussel, Richard de la Pole and Simon de Pakeman … to enquire of , and hear and determine, oppression in the county of Lancaster … (S) CPRs.
1345, Licence from Henry, Earl of Lancaster, given at Shilton, to Simon Pakeman of Kirby, to enclose 80 acres of wood with a ditch and low hedge, according to the assize of the forest, “so that our wild beasts can safely enter and depart, and a convenient gate to the said chase that our foresters on horseback and on foot can enter to succour and guard our sport, to hold to Simon for life.”
1345, Simon a member of parliament for Leicestershire.
7/16/1347, Association of Peter de la Mare … commission of oyer … Richard de Wylughby, William Basset, …, Simon Pakeman … touching confederacies in the county of Lancaster … (S) CPRs.
11/5/1349, Commission of oyer and terminer to William Shareshull, Richard de Stafford, knight, … and Simon Pakeman, on complaint by Nicholas de Charnels, ‘chivaler,’ and William, his son, that John de Charnels, parson of the church of Swepston, … broke by night their close and houses at Swepston, co. Leicester … (S) CPRs.
10/26/1351, Appointment of … and Simon Pakeman to collect all arrears of farms, rents and pensions due to the prior of Krikeby Monachorum, … (S) CPRs.
1/26/1356, Commission of oyer and terminer to John de Grey of Codenore, Adam de Everyngham of Laxton, Richard de Wilughby, … and Simon Pakeman, on complaint … at Weston on Trent, co. Derby … (S) CPRs.
1356, Simon Pakeman an attorney representing Thomas Beauchamp, earl of Warwick, in a dispute over Gower, for which the grateful earl gave Pakeman all lands and rents he had in Upper Boddington in Northamptonshire. (S) The Beauchamp Earls of Warwick, A Thesis by Sebastian Barfield, 1997.
2/24/1358, Simon Pakeman of the county of Leicester witnessed an enrolment of a deed of Sir Roger de Elyngton. (S) CCRs.
1361, “Simon [Pakeman], justice of the peace in Leicestershire.” (S) UKNA.
1361-2, “Simon Pakeman of Kereby, Thomas de Rippele, clerk, and Richard de Leycestre to grant the manor of Kirkby Mallory, messuages, a mill, land, and rent in Bitteswell, …” (S) UKNA.
1362, Simon again appointed steward of Leciester by John of Gaunt.
1363, Simon a member of parliament for Leicestershire.
11/12/1364, Commission of oyer to Ralph Basset of Drayton, Henry Grene, … John Knyvet and Simon Pakemon, … felons and evildoers … plotting to kill the said justices … (S) CPRs.
Simon married Anges ?.
4/27/1371, Henry de Ferrarijs and Joan, his wife, querents, byJohn Farnebergh', guardian of Joan, and Simon Pakeman and Robert de Bradenham, deforciants. Manor of Lutterworth’. 200 marks of silver. (S) Feet of Fines, Leicestershire.
1/27/1374, Simon Pakeman and Agnes, his wife, querents, and Richard de Leycestre, the parson of the church of Castre, … and Alan de Kerby, the parson of the church of Kirkeby, deforciants. Plea of covenant. … to hold to Simon and the heirs of his body, of the chief lords for ever … successive remainders to Margaret, the wife of William Mareschal of Stapelton', sister of the aforesaid Simon, and the heirs of her body.
1375, Because of old age, Simon resigned as steward of Leicester.
1376, Simon, of Pakeman’s Place, Kirby, co. Leicester died. (S) UKNA. [Simon’s son Simon a minor, his mother Agnes, Alan of Kirby, and Alan of Sutton were appointed guardians.]
1378-9, “Agnes, late the wife of Simon Pakeman: Leicestershire …” (S) UKNA.
(S) Leicester Forest, Levi Fox, 1948. (S) A Topo. Hist. of the Co. of Leicester, Curtis, 1831, PXXIV.
Family notes:· 1391, Order to John Wodeford, escheator in the county of Leicester… land in Huckellescote, Whitewyk, Donyngton and Staunton, … came to the king's hands by the death of Simon Pakeman and by reason of the minority of Simon his son and heir, who lately died while a minor in the king's ward, …, and that Katharine, daughter of the said Simon the father, whom Robert Dyggeby has taken to wife, and John son of Richard Vylers the son of Joan sister of the said Katharine, are kinsfolk and next heirs of Simon the son, Katharine being of full age and John a minor, to make a partition into two equal parts of the messuages, tofts and land aforesaid, cause the said Robert and Katharine to have full seisin of Katharine's pourparty thereof, and retain John's pourparty in the king's hand until further order ; as the king has taken the homage and fealty due from Robert by reason of his having offspring by Katharine. (S) Calendar of Fine Rolls.
· There is also a Simon Pakeman of Coventry, a relative of this Simon, and Agnes his wife in records 1310-1325.
· Another Simon Pakemon died in 1303, possibly this Simon’s grandfather.
Children of Simon and ?:
i. Joan Pakeman (3803089), born ~1330 in England.
ii. Katherine Pakeman, born 1337 in England.
Katherine married Robert Digby of Brooksby.
9/24/1417, Katherine, age 80, died. (S) CIsPM.
Children of Simon and Agnes:
iii. Simon Pakeman, born aft. 1370 in England.
1391, Simon died while still a minor; his sisters his heirs.