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Monday, July 18, 2011

Lord Gerard de Lisle & Lady Alice de Armenters

11819504. Lord Gerard de Lisle & 11819505. Lady Alice de Armenters

~1240, Gerard de Insula born in England, younger s/o 23639008. Robert de Lisle & 23639009. Alice fitz Gerold.

~1240, Alice born in England, heir & d/o 23639010. Henry de Armenters & 23639011. Alice ?.

3/25/1256, Northamptonshire. Gilbert de Gant keeper of Alice, heiress of Henry de Armenters, gives the king 10 m. for an assize of novel disseisin. (S) FRsHIII.

1260, Robert de Insula, and Alice his wife, conveyed by fine to Gerard de Insula, son of Robert and Alice, a messuage and 2 carucates of land in West Hall, Mundford, with the advowson of the church of Mundford.

1262, Gerard’s father died. 

5/3/1262, Northamptonshire. Alice, daughter of Henry de Armenters, gives half a mark for taking an assize before Martin of Littlebury. (S) FRsHIII.

11/11/1262, Northamptonshire. Alice, daughter of Henry de Armenters, gives 20s. for a pone. (S) FRsHIII.

5/17/1262, A fine was levied between Gerard, and Alice de Insula (his mother) or L'Isle, of West Hall, Mundford, whereby she releases to Gerard and his heirs, in tail, all liberties, paying a rose only yearly, instead of £10. perannum, which he was obliged to pay to Robert, her late husband. (S) UKNA.

4/12/1263, Simon de Montfort, earl of Leicester, lead a rebellion of young barons. Gerard and adherent of Simon de Montfort.

8/2/1265, Gerard de Insula and Lady Alice de Insula, his mother, Gerard has granted to Alice the manors of Kyngeston (Berks.), and Mundeford (Norf.); to hold for life, to hold as he held before of her gift, rent a sore sparrowhawk a year, with remainder to Gerard and his heirs. Witnesses: …, Robert de Tybetoft, Philip de Insula … (S) UKNA.

10/19/1265, Appointment of Antonius Bek to take charge of the first born daughter and heir [Alice] of Henry de Armenteres tenant in chief, in place of Peter de Kivilers, to whom the king granted her marriage, to keep her to the use of the said Peter so long as the said Peter chooses. (S) CPRs.

7/27/1267, Remission and pardon for trespasses at the time of the disturbance … Gerard de Insula : mainprise of William la Zouche and Eudo la Zuche of the county of Essex. (S) CPRs.

3/24/1268, Grant to Peter de Kyvillers of the wardship of the lands and heirs of John de Armenters and Henry de Armenters, his brother, who held in chief of Gilbert de Gaunt, … with the marriage of the heirs [Alice]. (S) CPRs.

[––Gerard & Alice––]

By 1269, Gerard married Alice.

7/18/1269, Ratification of the restitution … by Robert de Insula to Gerard de Insula of his lands which the king had given to the said Robert by occasion of trespasses charged against Gerard. (S) CPRs.

11/11/1269, Gerard de Insula and Lady Alice de Insula, his mother: Final concord concerning the manor of Kingston; Alice has acknowledged the right of Gerard in the manor, by her gift, to him and his issue; rent £28 to Alice while she lives and the service of a quarter of a fee, after her death no rent and the service of one fee, reversion to Alice and her right heirs if Gerard dies without issue. (S) UKNA.

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

1272-73, Sir Gerard de Insula and William de la Forde of Fawler. Gerard has granted to William and his heirs a plot of ground lying outside William's gate so that he may enclose it with a wall or ditch. (S) UKNA.

1274, Robert de Insula acknowledged that he acquitted Gerard de Insula of the service which Roger Earl of Norfolk demanded of him, for suit of court to his manor of Fornsete, and of homage, relief, and scutage, which the Bishop of Ely demanded for his manor of West Hall.

1275, Gerard de Insula, or Lisle, was found to hold … as part of his barony, and he of the king, and had the assize of beer and bread.

7/6/1277, Protection for the following going to Wales on the king’s service … Gerard de Insula going with the king. King Edward made forays into the Welsh lands of Llywelyn ap Gruffydd, prince of Wales, capturing Snowdonia and the Isle of Anglesey. (S) CPRs.

7/11/1280, William called Achard, rector of the church of Sparsholt … and Sir Gerard de Insula. William, Robert and John are bound to Gerard in 100s. (S) UKNS.

6/28/1283, Gerard de Insula summoned to Shrewsbury by writ from Rhuddlan to the king to hold a colloquium to ordain what should be done with David, brother of Llewellyn, formerly prince of Wales. (S) The Titular Barony of Clavering, 1891, P16.

1284, Gerard held of Rob. [Robert] de Insula … half a knight’s fee and the service of 1 rose, … relief due on the death of Alice de Insula, whose heir the said Robert was.

7/25/1284, Sir Gerard de Insula and Denise, widow of Andrew de Batylking … how Gerard dowered Denise in Bathilkyng and Abbindon and in Warwickshire, with the assent of her son Thomas de Bathilkyng. (S) UKNA.

4/27/1286, John de Neubir and Sir Gerard de Insula, knight. John has quitclaimed to Gerard all actions and demands which he has against him regarding the animals which Gerard took on the land formerly of Andrew de Badelekyng. (S) UKNA.

1/20/1287, Commission … for the preservation of the peace … Gerard de Insula … in Berks. (S) CPRs.

1287, Gerard summoned to consult with Edmund, earl of Cornwall, custos of England; and to be prepared with horse and arms for an expedition into Wales.

1287-8, Gerard of Kingston Lisle in Sparsholt, Berkshire died.


1290, Alice de Armenters de Insula acquired wardship of the manors of Kingston and Mundford from Gerard’s nephew, Warin de Lisle of Rougemont.

7/11/1290 at London, Warin de Insula, knight, and Alice widow of Gerard de Insula. Warin has granted to Alice the custody of Warin, son and heir of Gerard de Insula, her late husband, with the lands and holdings which were of Gerard when he died in the vills of Kyngeston and Mundeford, until the full age of Warin; for 310 marks. (S) UKNA.

8/28/1290, Alice de Insula acknowledges that she owes to Warin de Insula [of Rougemont] 50 marks, to be levied, in default of payment, of her lands and chattels in cos. Northampton and Rutland. (S) CCRs.

1292-93, Alice the “cousin and heir” [niece] of Henry de Armenter’s older brother, John de Armenters, who died without issue.

Bef. 1/20/1297, Alice married Sir Nicholas de Segrave, Lord Segrave, of Stowe, Northamptonshire.

2/21/1301, Simon son of Robert Pampiloun and Lady Alice, widow of Gerard de Insula. Simon, being of full age, has quitclaimed to Alice a messuage with a curtilage and 12 a. of arable land in Burgl'. (S) UKNA.

1/10/1303, Commission to … on complaint by Ralph de Monte Hermerii, earl of Gloucester and Hertford, that Nicholas de Segrave and Alice his wife, Warin de Insula, … broke his houses at … co. Berks, carried away his goods and imprisoned and maltreated William Fraunceys his serjeant. (S) CPRs.

7/13/1303, Simon de Nevile of Middle Cotton; and Sir Nicholas de Segrave and Alice his wife … Simon has granted to Nicholas and Alice all the holdings which he had in Middelcotes, Raundes and Ringstede.

10/20/1304, IPM of Gilbert de Gaunt. Kesteven: Cranewell. Certain lands held by Alice de Armenters by service of 1 1/2 knight’s fee. (S) CIsPm.

1/9/1305, John Spigurnel in Wodeford, knight; and Sir Nicholas de Segrave and Alice his wife … quitclaimed to Nicholas and Alice and Nicholas's heirs all the holdings and lands in the hamlet of Middelcotes and in the vills of Raundes and Ringstede. [Northamptonshire.]

1305, Sir Nicholas challenged Sir James de Cromwell to battle, but King Edward I would not authorize the contest; whereon Nicholas challenged Cromwell to meet him in France.

12/21/1312, Thomas son and heir of the late Robert de Cattewith of Northampton; and Sir Nicholas de Seggrave and Alice his wife … a holding in the street called Goldstrete, Northampton, and two cellars and two solars in Wllemongoresstrete.

1312-3, Alice’s manor of Burley, Rutland was settled on Nicholas and Alice and their male issue, with reversion to Alice’s younger son by her first marriage, John de Lisle.

4/25/1313, Simon le Jorz of Wymeswold; and Sir Nicholas de Segrave and Alice his wife, widow of Sir Gerard de Insula, and Maud daughter of Nicholas and Alice … quitclaimed lands of the honour of Tykehil. (S) UKNA.

2/8/1315, The prioress and convent of Nuneaton, patrons of the church of Burley in the diocese of Lincoln. … the charter of Nicholas granting to Sir Richard de Pulham, chaplain, …, to celebrate for the souls of himself and Alice his wife, in the chapel of Alvesthorp.

Alice died.

1321, Nicholas died.

(S) Topo. Hist. of the Co. of Norfolk, V2, 1805, P243.

Children of Gerard and Alice:

i. Warin de Lisle (5909752), born 1270 in England.

ii. John de Lisle, born by 1288 in England.

11/16/1310, Warin son and heir of Gerard de Insula; and Sir John de Insula, knight, the elder, Warin's brother, and Maud his wife. (S) UKNA.

1312-3, Alice’s manor of Burley, Rutland was settled on Nicholas and Alice and their male issue, with reversion to Alice’s younger son by her first marriage, John de Lisle.

Children of Nicholas and Alice:

i. Maud de Segrave, born ~1296 in England.

Maud married Edmund de Bohun.