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Thursday, August 11, 2011

Sir John Fitz Nigel

15209498. Sir John Fitz Nigel

~1255, John son of Nigel born in Buckinghamshire, England, s/o 30418996. John Fitz Nigel & 30418997. Isabel ?.

6/18/1275, Geoffrey Taylefer and Alice Morel his wife for 9 marks grant to John fitz-Nigel jun. a messuage and half a virgate in Adingrave, Essex.

1/28/1287, John de Ferlington [of Southampton] acknowledges that he owes to John son of Nigel, the younger, 10 marks. (S) CCRs.

Bef. 1289, John Knighted.

1289, John’s father died; John already of full age and a knight.

4/1/1289, Order to the same to deliver to John, son and heir of John son of Nigel, tenant in chief, the bailiwick of Bernewode [Buckingham] and the lands late of his said father, he having done fealty. (S) CFRs.

11/23/1289, To John son of Nigel, keeper of the forest of Bernewod. Order to cause Robert de Tholouse, bailiff of the manor of Brehull, to have 2 oaks fit for timber, for the making of the king's mill of the manor. (S) CCRs.

1290, Sir John Fitz Nigel paid 100s for relief of his lands.

8/27/1294, Pardon, for a fine of £20, to John son of Nigel for all trespasses said to have been committed by him in the forest of Bernewod, and restitution to him of the bailiwick which he held in the said forest, … (S) CPRs.

8/3/1299, Sir John Fitz Nigel enfeoffed Robert de Harwedon, rector of Thingdon, 2 bovates of land in Burstall … remainder to John de Handlo [son-in-law of John] and Joane his wife. (S) CPRs.

1305, Sir John de Handlo procured a release of the dowery of Isabel, widow of Sir John Fitz-Nigel, in the manors of Boarstall and Oakley. [Buckingham]

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

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

8/16/1311, Commission … on complaint by Henry prior of Drax, … that Thomas de Egmantor … John son of Nigel, … with others, assaulted him at Folquardby, co. York, took away his horse, and carried away his goods. (S) CPRs.

1/20/1315, … manor of Lidyate … Richard, son of Richard de Urmeston, Henry de Leghthe, and John, son of Nigel, son of Roger de Urmeston, put in their claims. (S) Final Concords of the Co. of Lancaster.

1324, John, knight of Boarstall, died.

3/20/1324, Writ for IPM of John son of Nigel. Buckingham: Borstall. A capital messuage; a hide of land … John his son, is his next heir, and of full age, and a knight. (S) CIsPM.

(S) Hist. & Antiq’s of the Co. of Buckingham, V1, 1847.

Family notes:

·         There are contemporary “John son of Nigel” of York and Somerset.

Child of John and ?:

i. Sir John fitz Nigel, born ? in England.

ii. Joan Fitz Nigel (7604749), born ~1290 in Buckinghamshire, England.


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