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Sunday, August 7, 2011

Lord William le Latimer & Alice Ledet

15208896. Lord William le Latimer & 15208897. Alice Ledet

~1240, William le Latymer born in England, s/o 30417792. William le Latymer.

~1251, Alice born in England, coheir & d/o 30417794. Walter Ledet & 30417795. Ermentrude ?.

By 1256, Alice’s father died.

11/4/1256, Grant to the queen of the wardship of the lands late of Walter Leydet, with the marriage of the heirs. (S) CPRs.

5/29/1258, Ratification, at the instance of S. de Monte Forti, earl of Leicester, for John de Haya to sell … to Ermentruda (30417795) late the wife of Walter Leydet of the marriage of 2 daughters and heirs of the said Walter …  (S) CPRs.

[––William & Alice––]

~1267, Walter married Alice and acquired a moiety of the of the barony of Warden, and a moiety of the whole hundred of Corby, both in Northampton. [Walter’s brother John married Alice’s sister Christiana (her 2nd).]

Aft. 2/8/1268, William’s father died.

10/30/1269, William le Latimer the younger who married the eldest daughter [Alice] of Walter Ledet and Ermentrude late his wife, keeper of the lands of the said Walter, have agreed that the 2 parts which the said Ermentrude holds shall be extended in Northampton, so that the portion pertaining to Alice by right of esnecy may be assigned to her. (S) CPRs.

2/20/1270, Pardon to William le Latimer son and heir of William le Latimer, for 200 marks, … and for the services of his father, of all accounts, arrears, and reckonings in which the father was bound … for the whole time in which he was sheriff of York, escheator beyond Trent, … (S) CPRs.

5/12/1270, Protection with clause volumus, for 4 years from Easter, for the following going on crusade to the Holy Land … William le Latymer … (S) CPRs.

8/19/1270 from Dover, lord Edward and wife Eleanor, and the crusaders, left on the 8th crusade.

11/10/1270, Lord Edward arrived in Tunis to find that King Louis had died, the crusader forces had been decimated by disease. The French fleet returned the next day. Lord Edward, retreated back to Sicily.

By 5/1271, Lord Edward moved his forces to Acre; waiting for support to arrive [which never came.]

11/16/1272, King Edward ascended to the throne returning from the crusade.

1273-74, The crusaders returned to England by various routes, arriving at various times.

8/19/1274 at Westminster abbey, Edward I crowned king of England.

11/1274, Alice a coheir of her great-grandmother Christina Ledet [died aft. 1256], who held the market of Potton, Bedfordshire.

3/8/1275, William le Latimer, who is going to Santiago [pilgrimage], gives power to John le Latimer his brother … (S) CCRs.

1277, William le Latymer held Wodeton of the king. (S) A Topo. Hist. of Surrey, Brayley, 1841, P19.

7/25/1283, Order to cause William le Latimer to have in the forest between the bridges of Oxford and Stanford 4 live bucks and 8 live does, to stock therewith his park of Sutton. (S) CCRs.

1283, King Edward continued his Welsh campaign, capturing and executing Dafydd, brother of Llewelyn; completing the conquest of Wales. [2/27/1285 indicates William likely in this campaign.]

6/28/1284, William le Latymer, escheator north of Trent, present at the proof of age of Lucy, heiress of Peter de Brus of Skelton castle. (S) Yorkshire Archaeological Society, V23, 1898, P170.

6/6/1285, Order to cause Christiana, late the wife of John le Latymer, the second heiress of Henry de Braybrok and Christiana Ledet, to have seisin of a moiety of the lands that her father and mother held at their death in chief of the late king, and of a moiety of all the lands that fall to her by her mother's death, as the king has taken her homage and assigned to her a moiety of the lands of her father and mother. It is provided that William le Latymer and Alice, his wife, the eldest heiress of the said Henry and Christiana Ledet, shall do homage to the king for the other moiety of the lands that Henry and Christiana held, and shall thereupon have seisin thereof and of a moiety of all the lands of Christiana Ledet that falls to Alice by right of inheritance : for which homage the escheator is ordered to destrain William and Alice by their lands. (S) CCRs.

2/27/1285, Grant to William le Latymer, for service in the expedition into Wales, of the custody of Lucy, daughter and heiress of Robert de Twnege, tenant in chief, of the following lands late of the said Robert, … manor f Broughton with the hamlet of Skynergryne, … manor of Jarum, … manors of Daneby and Lelum. (S) CPRs.

4/26/1286, Protection, … for the following going beyond seas with the king :- … William le Latimer … until Easter. (S) CPRs.

6/24/1286 from Dover, King Edward and Eleanor traveled to Gascony where they would stay for 3 years. [9 knights were assigned to guard the royal children.]

1287, William and wife Alice held the market of Potton, Bedfordshire. (S) Gaz. of Markets and Fairs.

3/27/1291, Grant … By K., on the information of William le Latimer. (S) CPRs.

4/11/1294, William le Latymer, nominating … going beyond seas by the king’s command with Eleanor the king’s daughter, countess of Bar. Eleanor, expecting her 1st child, left England for Bar, an area bordering France and Germany. (S) CPRs. [Thomas le Latymer, Thomas le Latymer of Wardon, and Warin de Insula, yoeman of the said William, going with him.]

7/1/1297, Grant to William le Latimer, staying in Gascony on the king’s service, of the marriage of Isabella, daughter and heir of Simon de Sherstede, … (S) CPRs.

8/23/1297, Edward left England with 500 ships to attack France and assert his rights. Because of the refusal of many barons, Edward only had a small contingent of knights. The army sailed for Flanders to seek additional support.

8/27/1298, Letter of John de Saint John to Sir Ralph de Manto: …. Since we have been so grieved by sickness that we could not by any means travel so as to be at Roxburgh …, we pray you especially that, along with sir John de Segrave, our cousin, and sir William de Latymer (to whom we have written), and with sir Richard Siward …, you would have the goodness to be our representative ….

10/6/1298, Writ de intendo … for Richard, bishop of Coventry, … and William le Latimer, the father, … appointed to enquire touching offences and oppressions of the king’s justices … (S) CPRs.

11/25/1298, Appointment of William le Latimer, le pere, as captain-general in the counties of Nottingham, Derby, York, and Northumberland. (S) CPRs.

4/7/1299, Power to … and William le Latimer, the elder, … friends of the prisoners in Scotland, as also of Scotch prisoners in England, … exchange of prisoners, body for body, … (S) CPRs.

1299–1305, William summoned to parliament.

3/28/1300, “Royal letters patent: inspeximus and confirmation of Magna Carta … Witnesses: … William le Latymer, …” (S) UKNA.

4/1/1300, … ordered … to cause all and singular of … knights, esquires or others having £40 yearly of land … to provide themselves with horses and arms … be with the king at Carlisle at Midsummer next, ready to set out with him at his wages against the Scots … York, with William le Latimer, the elder. (S) CCRs.

7/9/1300, Siege of Caerlaverock castle in Scotland began.

3/28/1301, Power … to William le Latimer, the elder, … to conduct … to Cantebury. [Coming for a treaty proposed between the English and Scots.] (S) CPRs.

11/8/1302, Pardon … on testimony before the king by William le Latimer, the elder, of his service in Scotland in the company of the said William, … (S) CPRs.

5/13/1303, William le Latymer, the elder, who is staying with the king in Scotland, has letters of respite of the aid in cos. Lincoln, York, Surrey, Kent, Northampton, Bedford and Leicester. (S) Cal. of Various Chancery Rolls, 1913.

1304, William, 1st Lord Latimer of Scampston, Yorkshire died. (S) CPRs.

12/20/1304, Writ for IPM of William le Latimer the elder. (S) CFRs.

12/1304, IPM of William de Latimer. Leicester: Est Langeton. 11 virgates of land, held, … There are also in the town 3 cottars and a windmill … Kirke Langeton. [9 free tenents] … Smetheton. [9 bondmen] … all held of the inheritance of Alice his wife. William le Latimer, his son, aged 30 years and more, is his heir. (S) CIsPM, V13, 1954, Addendum.


2/1/1305, An inquisition shewing that William le Latimer the elder, deceased, held no lands in chief except a moiety of the town of Corby with the hundred of Corby and a portion in Carleton, co. Northampton, which he held of the inheritance of Alice late his wife by the service of rendering 100s. yearly. (S) CFRs.

11/1306-7/1307, Quitclaim in frankalmoign by Alice daughter and heir of Walter Ledet to the said church and canons of the land granted to her by Adam Walys in Sutton. (S) UKNA.

7/7/1307, Edward II succeeded Edward I as King of England.

2/17/1308, Mandate to render homage and fealty to Henry de Bello Monte, … to Alice, late the wife of William le Latymer, … (S) CPRs.

2/25/1308, Edward II crowned king of England.

11/27/1308, Commission … that Alice, late the wife of William le Latimer, Joan Comyn [her daughter], … with many others besieged him in his dwelling at Eton Beauchamp … (S) CPRs.

3/4/1309, Commission … on complaint by Alice, late the wife of William le Latimer, that Roger de Bello Campo of Eton, … committed a trespass on her free warren at Eton and Catbury, co. Bedford … (S) CPRs.

1311, Alice, wife that was of William le Latymer, was summoned to answer Thomas le Latymer [her sister’s heir] of a plea that she permit him to present a fit parson to the church of Sutton … (S) The Publications of the Selden Society, V22, P172.

10/15/1313, Order … the manor of Corby … that belonged to Wychard Ledet, … to deliver the manor to Mary, late the wife of the said Wychard, upon her finding security for £10 for the relief of Walter his son and heir, because … taken into the king's hands on account of Wychard's death, … restored the custody of the manor to Ermeutrude, late the wife of the said Walter, then deceased, … to hold during the minority of Walter’s heir, … the queen of England to cause Ermentrude to have full seisin thereof; it being now shewn to the king by Alice, daughter and heiress of the said Walter, whom William le Latymer, lately deceased, married, that the treasurer and barons unduly charge her with £340 16s. 8d. of the arrears. (S) CCRs.

5/29/1315, As Alice, late the wife of William Latymer, had her service with the late king in the said army for the service of a quarter of a fee, which she acknowledged to the said king in that army, as appears by inspection of the rolls of his marshalsea, the collectors are ordered to supersede the demand upon Alice for scutage, etc. (S) Cal. of Various Chancery Rolls, 1913.

1317, Alice died.

3/8/1317, IPM of Alice, late the wife of William le Latymer, alias Alice la Latymere. Northampton: Corby. A moiety of the town with the hundred … William le Latymer, her son, aged 40 and more, is her next heir. Bedford: Sutton. The manor with the hamlets of Potton, Holm and Stratton … (S) CIsPM.

(S) A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Commoners of Great Britain, Burke, 1835, P681.

Child of William and Alice:

i. William le Latimer (11820294), born 1269 in England. [Heir]

6/26/1317, Order to deliver to William le Latymer, son and heir of Alice late the wife of William le Latymer, tenant in chief, the lands late of his said mother, he having done fealty. (S) CFRs.

ii. Joan le Latimer (11820371), born ~1272 in England.

iii. John le Latimer (7604448), born ~1276 in England.