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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Lord Hugh Fitz Ralph & Agnes de Greasley

9994956. Lord Hugh Fitz Ralph & 9994957. Agnes de Greasley

~1200, Hugh son of Ralph born in England, s/o §§Ralph fitz Hubert. (S) Magna Britannia et Hibernia.

~1205, Agnes born in England, d/o 19989914. Ralph de Gisele & 19989915. Isabel de Muschamp.

10/19/1216, Henry III, age 9, succeeded John as King of England. Louis of France also claimed the throne.

By 1219, Hugh’s father died.

7/22/1219, Robert de St. Amand gives the king 5 m. for summoning Hugh son of Ralph before the justices at Westminster … to answer him for 40m.  in the county of Lincolnshire. (S) FRsHIII.

[––Hugh & Agnes––]

~1221, Hugh married Agnes. (S) Hist. of Buckingham, V4, 1927, Middle Claydon.

6/19/1228, To the keeper of the honour of Peverel . … by the letters of Ralph of Greasley that he sent to the king, that the same Ralph is ready, if it pleases the king, to divest himself, to the use of Hugh son of Ralph and Agnes, his wife, daughter and heiress of the same Ralph, of all lands that he held of the king in chief, namely 2 knights’ fees with appurtenances in Cleiden’, which is of the honour of Peverel of Nottingham, and 1 knight’s fee with appurtenances in Greasley, which is of the same honour, the king, agreeing …, has taken the homage of Hugh for the aforesaid fees. (S) FRsHIII.

1233-34, Address to Olive de Mungebun, Hugh son of Ralph to Abbot and Monks of Rufford, all lands in Walesby and Kirton. (S) UKNA.

1234, 2 of the 3 fees held by Hugh Fitz Ralph of the honour of Peverel correspond to Middle Claydon. (S) A Hist. of the Co. of Buckingham, V4, 1927. [Formerly held of Ralph de Gresley.]

9/4/1234, Appointment of William de Staunton, Hugh son of Ralph, John de Aenecurt, and Alexander de Vilerz, as justices at Nottingham … to hold the duel which the king's approver, who is in the prison of Nottingham, has pledged at Newerk … (S) CPRs.

5/1/1236, Hugh son of Ralph given custody of the counties of Nottingham and Derby. (S) CPRs.

6/15/1238, Nottinghamshire. Hugh son of Ralph owes 65 m. for dead wood and windfallen wood, which the king granted to him in Willey and which the men of those parts had previously purchased. (S) FRsHIII.

11/24/1238, From Hugh son of Ralph, sheriff of Nottinghamshire , 5s. (S) FRsHIII.

3/26/1240, Hugh son of Ralph gives half a mark for having a pone. (S) FRsHIII.

5/4/1244, Pledges for John de Bassingourn: … Ralph de Berners for 5 m. … Phillip of Kyme for 10m.  … Hugh son of Ralph for 5 m. … (S) FRsHIII.

7/22/1248, … of £20 of land and rent in Tinton, Maringes and Hornecaster. … Hugh son of Ralph puts in his claim. (S) Final Concords, co. Lincoln, 1920, Case 130.

6/5/1250 at Lincoln, Between Walter son of Thomas de Welleton, querent, and Henry le Chamberleng, touching … the service which Hugh son of Ralph and Geoffrey de Benigworth demand of him. (S) Final Concords, co. Lincoln, 1920, Case 130.

4/10/1251, Hugh granted free warren in his lands.

4/10/1252, Hugh granted a market and fair at Ilkeston, Derbyshire. (S) Gaz. of Markets and Fairs.

11/3/1252 at Westminster, Between Hugh son of Ralph, plaintiff, and Gerard de Rodes … the manor of Horncastre with the soke and the advowson of the church of the same manor, and the advowson of the church of Marum. Plea. Hugh has quitclaimed … (S) Final Concords, co. Lincoln, 1920, Case 130.

1255, Lease by William, son of Robert son of Ingeram of Nottingham … Witnesses: Hugh son of Ralph (9994956), William de Engleby, Ralph son of Hugh (4997478), … (S) UKNA.

1/27/1260 at Westminster, Between Simon de Dryby, querent, and Hugh son of Ralph, deforciant … the manor of Lauinton … Hugh has acknowledged the manor, with the appurtenances, as in demesnes, homages, services of free men, villeinages, wardships, reliefs, escheats, woods, meadows, pastures, ponds, mills, fisheries, liberties and all other things to the manor belonging, to be the right of Simon, as that which he has of Hugh's gift. And for this Simon has granted the manor with the appurtenances to Hugh: to hold to him of Simon and his heirs from the feast of St. Michael in the 44th year of the present king's reign until the end of 25 years next following fully to be completed; rendering therefor yearly 100s. for all service. And at the end of the said term the manor shall revert to Simon and the heirs whom he shall have begotten of Alice his wife, Hugh's daughter. (S) Final Concords, co. Lincoln, 1920, Case 131.

1261, Hugh Fitz Ralph, owner of the manor of Greseley, Nottingham, by 1 knight’s fee, died leaving his granddaughter Eustache his heir. (S) A Synopsis of the Peerage of England, Nicolas, P247.

[1261] IPM of Hugh: Eustachia (2498739), wife of [1st husband] Sir Nicholas de Cantilupo, is daughter and heir of Ralph (4997478) son of Hugh, and is of full age. Nottingham: Greselley manor with the advowson … Muschamp. 1 knight's fee … (S) Rot. Fin. 45 Hen. III. m. 12. (S) CIsPM, V1, Henry III, 1904, File 45, 874.

(S) Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists, Weis, 1992, P148.

Children of Hugh and Agnes:

i. Ralph Fitz Hugh (4997478), born ~1223 in England.

ii. Alice Fitz Hugh, born ~1240 in England.

1260, Alice married Sir Simon de Dryby. (S) See 1/27/1260.

1280, … And the aforesaid Simon and Alice say that the aforesaid tenements were the right of Hugh Fitz Ralph, the grandfather of Eustachia [Ralph’s daughter], whose heir she is. And the same Hugh granted to Simon and Alice, and their heirs, in free marriage the whole land and tenements, which he had or ought to have in Askeby, Anderby, Stavenesby, Waynflet, Gretham, and in Markeby … And William and Eustachia say that the same Eustachia is the heir of the same Hugh by blood, and they have cognizance of the charter, and admit it, and warrant. (S) Lincolnshire Notes and Queries, V3, P239.


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