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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Lord Henry de Chelrey & Alice de Rampayn

15209176. Lord Henry de Chelrey & 15209177. Alice de Rampayn

~1280, Henry de Childrey born in Berkshire, England, eldest s/o §§John de Chelrey.

~1280, Alice born in England, d/o §§John de Rampayn.

1300-12, Henry de Chelrey owned land near Childrey in Wantage and Uffington.

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

~1301, Henry married Alice.

1313, Henry’s younger brother, Richard de Chelrey, murdered by John de Rampayn. Roger Dammory intervened to obtain a pardon for Henry in some matter associated with this event. [John’s lands, seized by the king, were restored, and his brother Geoffrey was the eventual heir.]

Aft. 1313, Alice brought suit against Geoffrey de Rampayn for a share of the lands of John de Rampayn. Alice claimed she held it by grant of John de Rampayn the elder.

1314, John, Henry’s father, “manucaptor” for Henry de Chellereye.

1314, Henry de Chelrey, knight of the shire for Berkshire in parliament.

1314, Henry’s sister Margaret paid £20 for the reversion of lands in Childrey.

1317, Henry owed £400 by Warin de Insula of Kingston Lisle [near Childrey. Henry may have been in the service of Warin. The median income for a baron at the time was about £339 a year.]

5/26/1318, Thomas son of William Gelyng' of Ledrede acknowledges that he owes to Henry de Chelreye 50s. (S) CCRs.

1321, Henry’s brother John in the service of Roger Dammory during the rebellion of Thomas, earl of Lancaster.

1331, Alice de Childrey, Robert Achard and John de Dagenhale paid subsidies on the manor of Rampayns. [Apparently each holding a third.]

1336, Henry de Chelrey sheriff of Berks and Oxford. (S) Magna Britannia, Lysons, 1813, P259.

Henry died.


Alice widow of Henry de Childrey, who had had a grant of the manor of Rampayns from John Rampayn, the elder, held it by demise.

(S) Social Mobility in the 14th Century, Jeffries, 1976. (S) A Hist. of the Co. of Berkshire, V4, 1924, Childrey.

Family notes:

·         Henry de Chelrey [likely Edmund’s great grandfather], approver of lands in 1244.

·         1313, John de Chelrey the agent for a settlement of the Polhampton manor of Blasdon.

·         Chelrey was not far from London.

Child of Henry and Alice:

i. Edmund Chelrey (7604588), born ~1303 in England.

ii. Margaret Chelrey, born ? in England.

6/23/1360, Charter indented of William son of Maurice le Bruyn knight, giving to Edmund de Chelreye and to Margaret sister of Edmund all lands, rents, … which William has in Spersholte and in West Chaulowe, … to hold to Edmund and Margaret for their lives, … with remainder after their decease to Thomas son of Edmund for his life. (S) CCRs.

4/14/1372, Writ for IPM of Edmund Chelrey, knight. … Berks: … Westchaulo. 4 virgates of land, held jointly with Margaret his sister, who survives … (S) CIsPM.

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