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Friday, June 17, 2011

Sir John de Drayton & Lady Alice ?

8443444. Sir John de Drayton & 8443445. Lady Alice ?

1254, John born in England, s/o 16886888. Baldwin de Drayton & 16886889. Idonia de Gimiles.

~1260, Alice born in England.

11/16/1272, Edward I ascended to the throne while on crusade.

1278, John’s father died.

7/10/1278, Order to Richard de Holebrok, the king's steward, to deliver to John, son and heir of Baldwin de Drayton, tenant in chief, the lands late of his said father, he having done homage. (S) CFRs.

8/14/1278, John, age 24, did homage for his father’s lands.

By 1281, John married Alice.

1284, John was returned as holding 4½ hides in Islip and Drayton of the king in chief by serjeanty.

4/28/1286, Inquisition made concerning the boundaries between cos. Cambridge and Huntingdon: John Avenel, … Henry de Lacy, … of co. Cambridge, John de Drayton, John de Cantilupo, Richard le Bret of Wintringham, … of co. Huntingdon, … (S) CCRs.

1/20/1287, Commission … to enforce the articles and statutes made at Winchester, for the preservation of the peace … to certify the king, or Edmund, earl of Cornwall, supplying his place … Ralph de Rastell and John de Drayton in Huntingdon. (S) CPRs.

1291, John de Drayton died.

1/28/1292, Writ for IPM of John de Drayton. Huntingdon: Overton and Botilbrigge. 105s. rent of assize, 80a. arable, 16a. meadow, and pasture; and he had a capital messuage and garden. … Simon his son, aged 10, is his next heir. Northampton: Drayton. The manor, including a fishpond and dovecot … (S) CIsPM.


2/28/1292, Order to cause dower to be assigned to Alice, late the wife of John de Drayton, tenant in chief, as she has taken oath before the king that she will not marry without his licence. (S) CCRs.

5/23/1293, Assignment of dower to Alice, late the wife of John de Drayton, tenant in chief. There are assigned to her all the lands that belonged to John in Botelbrigge and Overton, co. Huntingdon, which are extended at £9 19s. 8d., on condition that she pay to the king 6s. 7¾d. thence yearly, the excess of the assignment over her dower. (S) CCRs.

9/1/1315, Simple protection with clause volumus for 1 year for Alice, late the wife of John de Drayton. (S) CPRs.

3/5/1319, Lady Alice, widow of Sir John de Drayton, knight, and Sir Simon de Drayton, knight, her son. ... Alice has leased and demised at farm to Simon, for her life, all her manor of Botilbrigge as fully as she holds it in dower; rent 20 marks a year during her life. (S) UKNA.

(S) UKNA. (S) A Hist. of the Co. of Northampton, V3, 1930, Lowick.

Family notes:

·         1259, Baldwin de Drayton married Idonia de Gimiles, d/o Robert de Gimiles, acquiring Botolph Bridge manor. (S) UKNA.

Children of Simon and Alice:

i. Simon de Drayton (4221722), born 1282 in England.

ii. Baldwin de Drayton, born ? in England.

Baldwin married Alice de Prayers.

2/23/1359, Order to deliver to Baldwin son of John de Drayton and to Alice his wife … Botilbrigg … taken into the king’s hand by the death of Margaret late the wife of Simon de Drayton … Margaret held the premises for life … remainder to Baldwin and Alice … (S) CCRs.

iii. Gilbert de Drayton, born ? in England.

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