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Saturday, August 20, 2011

Baron Thomas Wake & Lady Elizabeth de Cransley

15211076. Baron Thomas Wake & 15211077. Lady Elizabeth de Cransley

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

~1290, Elizabeth born in Kettering, Northampton, England, d/o 30422154. Hugh de Cransley & 30422155. Agnes ?.

[––Elizabeth & John––]

Elizabeth 1st married to John de Heigham, s/o Roger. (S) Hist. of Northampton, V4, 1937, Cransley.

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

1312-13, 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.

By 1316, John de Heigham died. [2 daughters: Agnes & Elizabeth, 1 son John.]

[––Thomas & Elizabeth––]

By 1316, 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 men 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.

9/27/1326, King Edward II and both Despensers were in the Tower when they heard that the Queen Isabella had landed in England with a great army [which was incorrect – she only had 700 soldiers.]

10/10/1326, To Thomas Wake of Bliseworth, one of the leaders and arrayors of men-at-arms and footmen in the counties of Northampton and Rutland. Order to come to the king with all his power and force upon sight of these letters, so that he be at Gloucester on 18th October next. (S) CCRs.

11/16/1326, Hugh le Despenser with King Edward II and others captured in Glamorgan, Wales hiding in Neath abbey.

1/24/1327, Edward III, age 14, succeeded Edward II as King of England. [1/20/1327, Edward II abdicated.].

1329, Thomas a Knight of the County, the King’s 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.

10/6/1329, William Curteys of Brixworth; and Thomas Wake of Blisworth and Elizabeth his wife … 8 messuages, a mill and 7½ virgates of land in Wytherdele; Thomas and Elizabeth have acknowledged the right of William by their gift, and William has given them £10. (S) UKNA.

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 6 days a week, resting on Sunday, and holy days and festivals.

2/22/1330, Thomas granted free warren in Blisworth, and defended his right to view of frankpledge in the manor.

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.

9/13/1332, Robert de Veer, detained in the Tower, … Thomas Wak of Lidel, knight, Robert de Morle, knight, Robert de Ufford, knight, Thomas Wak of Bliseworth, knight, John Bavent, knight, and Maurice de Berkele, knight, who mainperned to have him before the said justices at Northampton. (S) CCRs.

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

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

9/23/1337, Release by Hugh le Despenser, knight, … co. Northampton. Witnesses: Sir Simon de Drayton, Sir Thomas Wake, of Bliseworth, Sir Thomas Wake, knights; … (S) CCRs.

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.

4/30/1340, Thomas Wake of Depyng', knight, and Elizabeth, his wife, querents, and Simon de Braybrok', the parson of the church of Craneslee, and William, son of William de Upton', chaplain, deforciants. 8 messuages, 1 toft, 2 virgates and 84 acres of land, 7 acres of meadow, 6 acres of pasture, 12 acres of wood and 23 shillings and 10 pence of rent in Craneslee 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 for life, and after the decease of Hugh to Thomas Wake, knight, brother of Hugh, son of Thomas and Elizabeth, and the heirs of his body. (S) Feet of Fines, Northamptonshire, CP 25/1/177/76, no.202.

1341, Thomas summoned to Parliament as a baron.

11/19/1341, Thomas Wake of Bliseworth turned the office of sheriff of Northampton over to Thomas de Pabenham. (S) CFRs.

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.

3/16/1345, Licence for Thomas Wake of Blisworth to assign to the provost and brethren, chaplains of the chantry of Cotherstok, founded by the king's clerk, John Giffard, 250 acres of land and pasture within the forest of Rokyngham and Whitlewod. (S) CFRs.

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.

1346, 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) Hist. of Northampton, V4, 1937, Blisworth.

Child of Thomas and Elizabeth:

i. Thomas Wake (7605538), born ~1313 in England.

ii. Hugh Wake, born ~1320 in England.

Bef. 2/20/1343, Hugh died.

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