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Monday, August 29, 2011

Baron Robert Fitz Walter & Lady Joan de Multon

15211300. Baron Robert Fitz Walter & 15211301. Lady Joan de Multon

1301, Robert le fitz Wauter born in England, heir & s/o 30422600. Robert Fitz Walter & 30422601. Eleanor de Ferrers.

1303, Joan born in England, eldest d/o 30422602. Thomas de Multon & 30422603. Alice ?.

[––Robert & Joan Botetourt––]

3/18/1304, Robert married to Joan Botetourt. [No children.]

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

1312, Townsmen of Colchester broke the park of Robert Fitzwalter of Lexden [Robert’s father], hunted therein, and carried off goods. (S) , A Hist. of the Co. of Essex, V9, 1994.

[––Robert & Joan de Multon––]

~1319, Robert married 2nd Joan de Multon.

8/5/1322, Robert son of Robert son of Walter going with the king to service in Scotland. (S) CPRs.

10/14/1322, King Edward at the losing Battle of Byland, 20 miles north of York, against Robert Bruce. [This defeat compelled King Edward to recognize Scottish independence.]

1325, John de Acre, parson of, acknowledges that he owes Robert son of Walter the younger and others 60 to be levied in default on his lands in Suff. (S) Co. of Suffolk: Its History, 1904.

1/17/1326, Licence for Robert son of Walter, the elder, to enfeoff Robert son of Walter, the younger, of the manors of Lexedon and Reyndon, co. Essex, held in chief. (S) CPRs.

1/18/1326, Robert age 25 succeeded his father.

2/12/1326, Order to escheator in the counties of Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridge, Huntingdon, Essex and Hertford, to deliver to Robert Fuitz Wauter, son and heir of Robert son of Walter (filii Walteri), tenant in chief, the lands late of his said father, he having done homage. (S) CFRs.

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

7/14/1327, Commission of the peace … to Thomas de Veer, Robert son of Walter, and Robert de Rocheford for the county of Essex. (S) CPRs.

1328, Robert died.

Bef. 5/6/1328, Robert, Baron of Little Dunmow, Essex, 1st Lord Fitz Walter, died. (S) CFRs.


1328, Order to deliver a moiety of Shimpling manor to Joan in dower. (S) CCRs.

12/12/1328, Joan licensed to marriy 2nd John de Weyland.

10/25/1329, Order to deliver to Joan late the wife of Robert son of Walter, eldest of the sisters and heirs of John de Multon of Egremound, tenant in chief, Walter de Bermyngham who has married Elizabeth second of such sisters, … and Thomas de Lucy, who has married Margaret third of such sisters and heirs, the dower lands of Alice late the wife of John, … on account of the death of Alice. (S) CPRs.

1/1/1330, Joan, late the wife of Robert fitz Wauter, has shewn the king that she demands before the justices against John de Wauton, knight, a third of the manor of Wymbissh, co. Essex. (S) CCRs.

7/10/1330, The manors of Whatacre and Chattegrave are held of the heir of Robert fitz Wauter, a minor in the king's wardship, as of the manor of Hamenhal, which manor Joan, late the wife of Robert fitz Wauter, holds in dower of the said heir's inheritance by knight service. (S) CCRs.

10/9/1331, Commitment to Henry de Percy of the wardship of 2 parts of the lands late of Robert le Fitz Wauter, tenant in chief, … rendering £302 6s 8d a year … and 20 marks yearly to Christiana, sister of the said Robert, nun of Halywdl, and 40s yearly to Blanche, her sister, at the said terras in equal portions. (S) CFRs.

1334, Joan age 30, coheir in suit associated her brother John, Lord Multon.

1361, Lady Joan presented to the church of Wimbish, Essex.

12/12/1361, IPM of John fitz Wauter (Joan’s son). London: Castle Baynard ward. The advowson of the church of St. Andrew. … Joan, his mother, holds a great tenement with a garden in the parish of St. Olave, Old Jewry, for her life, … The tenement and garden are let for 11 marks a year. (S) CIsPM.

6/20/1363, Joan died; buried at Dunmow Priory; Walter fitz Walter, her grandson, her heir. (S) Pedigree of Sir Josslyn Pennington, Foster, 1878, P19.

6/26/1363, IPM of Joan late the wife of Robert fitz Wauter. London: The deceased died on 20 June, 37 Edward III. Parish of St. Olave, Old Jewry. She held nothing in fee in the city, but she held for life in this parish by way of dower a great tenement with a garden, 10s. rent … and 6d. rent or a pair of spurs from the Friars Preachers in the city. The reversion of the premises belongs to Walter (grandson) son of John Fitz Wauter (7605650), who is also her heir and is 18 years of age. Norfolk: Hemenhal. The manor … Suffolk: Shymplyngge. The manor … The bondmen and customary tenants ought to cut and bind all the lord’s corn of old tenure, but not of other lands acquired; and they shall have therefor 1bus. of peas for pottage, 7qrs. of wheat, 1 OX carcase, price 5s., 557 herrings, price 2s. 9d., 130 gallons of ale or cider, price 5s. 5d., cheese price 18d. and salt price 1d. … Essex: Shenefeld. A manor, held for life jointly with Robert her late husband, by gift of Robert Fitz Wauter, knight, the elder … Henham. The manor … Lincoln: The deceased is called Joan Fitz Wauter, lady of Egremund, … [numerous properties] … Cumberland: Egremound. The castle and a third part of the manor … there are in Egermont, which is a market town, 33 burgesses, … [multiple manors, hamlets …] (S) CIsPM.

(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P346.

Children of Robert and Joan:

i. John Fitz Walter (7605650), born ~1320 in England. [Heir]

ii. Blanche fitz Walter, born ? in England.

3/4/1329, Pardon to the abbess of Berkyn and Blanche daughter of Robert son of Walter, deceased, a nun of the abbey, for acquiring for the life of Blanche a rent of 40s out of Robert’s manor of Burnham. (S) CPRs.

iii. Christiana fitz Walter, born ? in England.

5/12/1329, Pardon … prioress of Haliwell by London … and Christiana de Burgo, daughter of Robert son of Walter, deceased, one of the nuns, in acquiring for the life of Christiana 20 marks … . (S) CPRs.

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