7606178. Lord Simon Pakeman & 7606179. Christina Whitsand
3/20/1306, Simon born in Leciestershire, England, s/o 15212356. Simon Pakeman &. 15212357. Alice le Hunte.
7/7/1307, Edward II became king on the death of his father.
~1310, Christina born in Worthington, Leicester, coheir & d/o §§Richard de Whitsand
1313, Simon’s father died.
7/24/1313, IPM of Simon Pakeman of Kerkeby. Leicester: Kereby. … Simon his son, aged 7 at the feast of Easter, 6 Edw. II, is his next heir. (S) CIsPM. Simon’s wardship was given to Hugh le Despenser, who sold it to William Herle [Chief Justice of the Common Pleas].
5/18/1322, Writ for IPM of Robert, son and heir of John le Honte alias le Hunte of Kereby. Leicester: Kerebi. A messuage and 8a. land, …, which messuage &c. after the death of the said John came to the king’s hands by reason of the minority of the said Robert; and a virgate of land … by service of 3s. yearly. Simon son of Simon Pakeman of Kerebi, aged 16, is his next heir. (S) CIsPM.
2/1/1327 at Westminster, Edward III, age 14, crowned king of England.
1327, Lay subsidy. Largest land holder is William Herle. Others include Simon de Pakeman, and members of the Levere and Mayel families.
5/26/1327, Simon, son of Simon Pakeman, of Kerby, deceased: Leicestershire (proof of age). William le Levere says that the said Simon was 21 years of age on 20 March last, for on 20 March, 34 Edward I., he was born at Kerby, and was baptized in the church of Clenford on the second day following by Simon Mayel and Simon Osbern his godparents; … John de Wiston says the like, and knows it because Simon Pakeman the father sold him 30 oaks by an obligation of 5 marks dated 15 May, 34 Edward I., and on that day Alice mother of the said Simon was purified from his birth. … (S) CIsPM.
[––Simon & Christina––]
~1328, Simon married Christina acquiring a carucate of land in Worthington.
1331, Simon Pakeman kinsman and heir of Robert le Hunte of Kirby.
2/12/1332, To William Trussel, escheator this side Trent. Order not to intermeddle further with 1½ acres of land in Kerby, … Margery, late the wife of Thomas Coppele, … she held the said 1½ acres for her life …, and that the land is held of Simon Pakeman. (S) CIsPM.
1332, Lay subsidy. Largest land holder is William Herle. Others include Simon de Pakeman, and members of the Levere and Mayel families.
8/6/1332, “Witnesses … Roger le Zouche; knights; …; Simon Pakeman of Kerby; …” (S) UKNA.
1334, Simon a member of parliament for Leicestershire. [Simon had to be ‘plus convenable’ in the county.]
1337, Simon Pakeman appearing as an attorney at the Court of Common Pleas. [Sir William Herle, Chief Justice of the Common Pleas, and a member of the King’s council, likely the person responsible for Simon’s rise in the court system.]
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.
1339, A fine between Ralph Basset of Drayton Bassett, Ralph son of Ralph, son of the first Ralph, and Joan his wife, daughter of Thomas de Bello Campo, earl of Warwick, and Simon Pakeman as guardian of the young Ralph, on the one side; and William Herle and … on the other, … [Buckingham] (S) CCRs.
1340, Simon Pakeman, bailiff of the honour of Leicester, by appointment of Henry, earl of Lancaster. (S) UKNA. [Simon held this position until 1346.]
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.
11/25/1343, William Trussel the elder, Nicholas Charnels, Roger la Zouche and Simon de Pakeman named in an appointment of a commission of peace, 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, ‘valet’, 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.
1348, Simon a member of parliament for Leicestershire.
1348, The Black Death entered the west countryside of England [likely entering through Bristol].
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.
2/6/1352, To Simon Pakeman. Order to do all the things contained in the king's letters appointing him with …, Roger la Zouche, William de Skipwith and John de Moubray, to keep the king's peace and the statutes of Winchester and Northampton in the county of Leicester, and to be justices of oyer and terminer in that county. (S) CCRs.
1353, Robert Herle got Simon an exemption from jury service. [Robert the keeper of the Priory of Monks at Kirby, and Simon the debt collector.]
1355, 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.
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.
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.
1365, Simon a member of parliament for Leicestershire.
1365, Simon a feoffee for Robert Herle.
1368, Simon a member of parliament for Leicestershire.
1368, William de Ferrariis of Groby, knight, granted the manor of Lutterworth, except the advowsons … to Ralph Basset of Sapcote, knight, …, Simon Pakeman, … (S) 1/13/1370, IPM of William de Ferrariis, knight.
4/27/1371, Henry de Ferrarijs and Joan, his wife, querents, by John Farnebergh', guardian of Joan, and Simon Pakeman and Robert de Bradenham, deforciants. Manor of Lutterworth’. 200 marks of silver. (S) Feet of Fines, Leicestershire.
[––Simon & Agnes––]
By 1373, Simon married Anges ?.
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.
9/20/1376, Simon, of Pakeman’s Place, Kirby, co. Leicester died.
10/13/1376, Writ for IPM of Simon Pakemen. Leicester: Kerby. A messuage, a carucate of land, 20a. meadow, 10a. wood, 3d., 1lb. pepper, and a pair of gloves, held of the king in chief by knight’s service; and 12a. land and 3a. meadow, held of the duke of Lancaster. Wikyngeston. A cottage. He died on 20 September last. Simon his son, aged 2 1/2 years, is his heir. (S) CIsPM. [Simon’s son Simon a minor, his mother Agnes, Alan of Kirby, and Alan of Sutton were appointed guardians.]
Simon 2nd married Agnes Lyn (widow).
11/6/1376, To Walter Holt escheator in Leycestershire. Order to take of Agnes who was wife of Simon Pakeman tenant in chief an oath that she will not marry without the king's licence. (S) CCRs.
1378-9, “Agnes, late the wife of Simon Pakeman: Leicestershire …” (S) UKNA.
11/15/1391, To … escheator in Leycestershire. Order to take of Agnes who was wife of Simon son and heir of Simon Pakeman an oath etc., and in presence of Robert Dyggeby and Katherine his wife, being of full age, one of the heirs of Simon the son, and of the next friends of John son of Richard Vylers son of Joan sister of Katherine his other heir, being within age and in ward of the king, to assign her dower. (S) CCRs.
(S) Leicester Forest, Levi Fox, 1948. (S) A Topo. Hist. of the Co. of Leicester, Curtis, 1831, PXXIV. (S) Social Advancement through Seignorial Service, Astill, Trans. Vol. LIV.
· 2/13/1403, To … escheator in Leycestershire. Order to take the fealty of John Vylers (950772), and to give him seisin …, by death of Simon Pakeman (7606178) and by reason of the nonage of Simon his son and heir, who died within age in ward of that king, …, and that Katherine daughter of Simon the father, whom Robert Diggeby took to wife, being of full age, and John son of Richard Vylers (1901544), being son of Joan (3803089) sister of the said Katherine and then within age, were cousins and next heirs of Simon the son, … the finding of another inquisition, … a messuage, ... in Corley, … remainder to Simon Pakeman of Kereby and to his heirs, … the said Katherine and John Vylers were cousins and next heirs of Simon Pakeman, … (S) CCRs.
Children of Simon and Christina:
i. Joan Pakeman (3803089), born ~1330 in Leicestershire, England.
ii. Katherine Pakeman, born 1337 in Leicestershire, England.
Katherine married Robert Digby of Brooksby.
11/14/1391, Order to 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, … Katharine being of full age … to make a partition into 2 equal parts … cause the said Robert and Katharine to have full seisin of Katharine's pourparty. (S) CCRs.
12/4/1415, Order to the escheator in the county of Leicester ... Agnes late the wife of Simon Pakeman. on the day of her death held of the king in chief a third part of the wood of Kereby called ' Pakemanswod.' in Kereby in dower of the endowment of the said Simon her late husband ; and that the said third part should of right descend after the death of Agnes to William son and heir of John Vylers the son and heir of Richard Vylers the son and heir of Joan one of the sisters and heirs of the said Simon, and to Katharine late the wife of Robert Dygby, Simon's other sister and heir, William being a minor in the king's ward and Katharine of full age ; to take the fealty of Katharine, make a partition of the said third part into 2 equal parts, and cause Katharine to have full seisin of her pourparty ... Katharine is 80 years of age and more ... . (S) CFRs.
9/24/1417, Katherine, age 80, died. (S) CIsPM.
Children of Simon and Agnes:
iii. Simon Pakeman, born 4/1374 in England.
8/8/1391, Simon died while still a minor; his sisters his heirs.
8/16/1391, Writ of devenerunt for Simon son and heir of Simon Pakeman, a minor. Leicester: The under-mentioned messuages etc. came to the king’s hands by the death of Simon Pakeman and by reason of the minority of Simon his son and heir, and are still in the king’s hand. … The said Simon son of Simon died on Wednesday the eve of St Lawrence last. Katharine wife of Robert Dyggeby, aged 50 years and more, and John son of Richard Vylers, aged 11 years and more, are his kinsfolk and heirs, to wit, the said Katharine as daughter of Simon his father, and the said John as son of Richard son of Joan sister of the said Katharine. (S) CIsPM.