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G24: 15211076

15211076. Lord Thomas Wake & 15211077. Elizabeth Cransley

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~1280, Thomas born in England, heir & s/o 30422152. Hugh Wake & 30422153. Joan de Wolverton.

~1295, Elizabeth born in Kettering, England, d/o §Hugh de Cransley & Agnes ?.

Elizabeth 1st married to John de Heigham, s/o Roger. [1 son, 2 daughters.] (S) Honors and Knight’s Fees, Farrer, 1923, P49.

1313-14, Hugh de Cransley and Agnes settled the manor and advowson of Cranlsey on his daughter Elizabeth and her husband John de Heigham.

5/4/1315, Thomas succeeded his father.

1315, Thomas Wake, Geoffrey de la Mare, Nicholas de Hetton, and John de Hecham, lords of Maxey.

Elizabeth’s father died.

1316, On the death of Elizabeth’s father, Thomas Wake returned as holding the fee of Cransley.

12/25/1325, Commission … to array all the ment of the county … Thomas Wake of Blisseworth. (S) CPRs.

1/24/1326, Appointment … as supervisors of array … Thomas Wake of Bliseworth } Northampton and Rutland. (S) CPRs.

2/1/1327 at Westminster, Edward III, age 14, crowned king of England.

1329, Thomas a Knight of the County, the Kings Chief Falconer and Sheriff.

1329, Thomas, as sheriff, claimed custody of the castle of Northampton when it was found by inquisition that it belonged to that office.

11/1329–6/1330, Thomas as sheriff of Northampton was one of two to re-implement justices of eyre, which had been dormant since 1285. [The other was in the county of Nottingham.] While in session, the justices held court six days a week, resting on Sunday, and holy days and festivals.

12/21/1330, Writ of aid for Thomas Wake, Ebulo Lestraunge, William de Bohun and Edward de Bohun, sent to bring queen Isabella from Berkhamstede to spend Christmas at Windsor. (S) CPRs.

1332, “Witn. Dom.Thomas Wake, of Bliseworth, Knt.;” (S) UKNA.

1335, Thomas a Knight of the County, the Kings Chief Falconer and Sheriff.

1336-40, Thomas Wake the sheriff of co. Northampton.

5/22/1336, Grant to Thomas Wake of Bliseworth … of chief forester of Whittlewod forest, during pleasure, … (S) CPRs.

7/28/1338, Appointment … for the arrest of suspected persons … of Thomas Wake of Blyseworth, sheriff of Northampton, … to arrest … and imprison them in Northampton castle. (S) CPRs.

9/19/1339, Indenture of Walter de Mauny, knight, … Witnesses, William de Bohun, earl of Northampton, William de Montagu, earl of Salisbury, Thomas de Holand, Thomas Wake of Blyseworth, … knights, … (S) CPRs.

5/13/1340, Pardon to Thomas Wake of Bliseworth of all that he owes to the king of the time when he was sheriff of the county of Northampton as well as of the time of the eyre of the king’s justices in that county, … and what he owes of the time of his ancestors or since. (S) CPRs.

1340, Thomas Wake with his wife Elizabeth in settled the Cransley estate upon themselves for their lives, with remainder to Agnes and Elizabeth, the daughters of Elizabeth by her first marriage, for their lives, with remainder to their son Hugh.

1341, Thomas summoned to Parliament as a baron.

6/4/1342, Pardon to Thomas Wake of Bliseworth, of the 40£ whereby he made fine … (S) CPRs.

Bef. 2/20/1343, Thomas’ son Hugh died.

5/15/1343, Appointment of Thomas Wake of Blyseworth as chief falconer and to take the king’s prises of falcons found in England after the price anciently used and do all other things pertaining to the office … (S) CPRs.

1343, At the death of William de Ros of Hamlake, Thomas Wake of Blisworth was returned as holding the fee [of Cransley] of him in right of his wife, the daughter of Hugh de Cransley.

1344, “Witn. Dom.Thomas Wake, of Blizeworth, Knt.;” (S) UKNA.

4/6/1345, Richard son of Henry Maundevill, going to Ireland, has letters nominating Thomas Wake of Blyseworth … in England … (S) CPRs.

1345, Grant by John de Wodecroft to Dom.Thomas Wake, of Bliseworth, Knt., of a selion of land called Le Blakeacur, with a headland, in Wodecroft lying in the field called Le Tweyth, in Helpeston. (S) UKNA.

Thomas died.

3/15/1346, Appointment … Giles de Bello Campo ... king’s prises of falcons … as Thomas Wake of Bliseworth, deceased, held … (S) CPRs.

1348, The Black Death entered the west countryside of England [likely entering through Bristol].

1348-49, Elizabeth held the manor of Cransley. Her son John de Heigham, and his heirs, died before or during the plague.

1348-49, Elizabeth died in the plague.

(S) History, Topography, and Directory of Northamptonshire, Whellan, 1874. (S) A History of the County of Northampton, V4, 1937.

Family notes:

·         Thomas in some genealogies is identified as serving in France. The invasion did not take place until the July after Thomas is known to be deceased. The Thomas Wake, high steward, mentioned in Froissart, is likely of Lidel.

Child of Thomas and Elizabeth:

i. Thomas Wake (7605538), born ~1320 in England.

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