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Bennet born in England, s/o §Benedict de Blakenham & Roseia ?.
1250, Joan born in England, heir & d/o §William de Hastings & Isabel ?.
2/23/1253, Benedict de Blakenham [the father] granted free warren in his demesne of Blakenham, Lackford, Chelsworth and Stanningfeild [for a mark of gold]. (S) CChRs. (S) Fine Rolls of Henry III.
Aft. 7/8/1253, Bennet’s father died. (S) CPRs.
7/10/1257, Protection, with clause, for William de Hasteng, going with the king to Wales. (S) CPRs.
5/1259, Suffolk. Benedict de Blakeham gives one mark for taking an assize before William le Breton. (S) Fine Rolls of Henry III.
1263-65, Primarily young knights and lords, led by Simon de Montfort, sought to overthrow King Henry III, who had been king since 1216.
8/4/1265, Lord Edward defeated Montfort at the battle of Evesham in Worcestershire, freeing his father [Henry III], who had been wounded; ending the revolt of Simon de Montfort.
1267, A fine levied between Benedict de Blakeham, and Edmund de Illeigh, and Joan his wife, the manor and advowson of Stanningfield were granted to Benedict for his life. (S) Proceedings of the Suffolk Institute, V3, 1863.
10/13/1267, Because it is testified before the king by Philip Basset, Benedict de Blakenham, John Gravenel, Robert Malet and others, adherents of the king during the late disturbance, … (S) CPRs.
5/5/1268, Admission into the king’s peace … will behave faithfully and stand to the award of Kenilworth … Hugh de Culeworth by mainprise of Benedict de Blakeham of the county of Suffolk, … (S) CPRs.
1268, Benedict de Blakeham made restitution under the Dictum of Kenilworth of lands which formerly belonged to a member of the previous rebellion and granted to him by the crown.
1269, Roesia de Blakeham made a grant at Rackheath Magna, co. Norfolk. [Later held by her son Benedict.]
1271, Benedict married Joan; William de Hasteng giving in frank marriage the manors of Southrop and Thormerton, co. Gloucestershire.
11/16/1272, Edward I ascended to the throne while on crusade.
1273, Benedict and Joan, age 23, with her father William de Hasteng, levied a fine for the lands given in marriage back to William for life.
1273, Benedict holding Rackheath Magna, when Simon, abbot of St. Edmund’s released all charges reserved to the monastery out of Lackford.
7/5/1273, Eleanor, the queen mother, chartered St. Katharine’s hospital near the Tower of London; witness Sir Benedict de Blakenham, steward of the Eleanors’ household.
Westminster abbey, Edward I crowned king of England.
1/12/1275, agreement between Eleanor, mother of the king, and Humphrey de Bassingburn … witnesses, Sir Bennet de Blakenham … (S) CChRs.
1275, Benedict claiming assize of bread and ale in Lackford.
Bef. 7/13/1278, Joan, wife of Bennet, heiress of her father William of Eton, co. Berks, Thormerton and Suthrop, co. Gloucester. [Isabel surviving.]. (S) CIsPM. [Isabella married 2nd Bartholomew de Arden]
1278, Benedict did homage for the lands of his wife Joan.
1/20/1280, Alianor, the Queen-Mother; mandate to the bishop of Agen, and Guycard de Buigo and Master Adam de Norfolk, constable of Bordeaux, to admit as her attorneys Guy Ferre and Benedict de Blakeham, her knights. (S) 49th Annual Report of the Deputy Keeper, 1887.
1282, Benedict summoned to service in Wales. [King Edward set up residence at Rhudlan castle, Flintshire, where he held court.]
1284, Benedict died; his son and heir was put in the wardship of the queen Mother.
(S) Antiquities of Suffolk, Gage, 1838, P34&35.
Children of Bennet and Joan:
i. Benedict de Blakeham, born 1276 in Chelsworth, England.
1277, Benedict gave proof of age, 21 years old.
Benedict died, no surviving heirs. (S) Archaeological Journal, V26, 1864.
ii. Alice de Blakenham (4221733), born ~1280 in England.