9/21/1323, Richard de Playce born in England, s/o 30422624. Richard de Plays & 30422625. Margaret de Lancaster.
~1323, Margaret born in England, d/o 2110866. Sir John de Saint Philibert & 2110867. Ada Botetourt.
2/1/1327 at Westminster, Edward III, age 14, crowned king of England.
1327, Richard’s father died, his brother Giles succeeding. (S) CPRs. [Richard’s mother Margaret surviving.]
1/20/1331, Gilbert Talbot, king’s chamberlain, granted the marriage of the heir of Richard de Plaiz.
7/16/1334, Richard’s brother Giles died, Richard his heir.
1334, Richard de Plaiz cousin and heir of John de Lancaster. (S) History of the Parish of Wraysbury, Willoughby, 1862, P5.
11/12/1337, Richard still a minor. (S) CPRs.
11/17/1339, Essex. The manor of Wythermundeford held of the heir of Sir Richard de Plays, knight, a minor in the king’s wardship, by service. (S) CIsPM.
By 1340, Richard married Margaret.
1340, Richard de Plays. Request for assistance in a dispute over the right to lands. Other people mentioned: Giles de Plays; Hugh Despenser the younger; Eleanor [of Castile], Queen of England; Edward [I], King of England; Edmund [Plantagenet, Earl of Lancaster]; Aveline [Plantagenet, Countess of Lancaster]. . (S) UKNA.
9/22/1344, Writ of certiorari, on the petition of Richard, son of Richard de Plaiz, asserting that he is brother and next heir of the said Giles, son and heir of Richard de Plaiz, deceased, who held of the king in chief, which said Giles died whilst a minor and in the king’s wardship, and that he is of full age, and seeking livery of the lands &c. which are of his inheritance and are in the wardship of Gilbert Talebot. … Sussex: The said Giles died on 16 July, 8 Edward III, a minor and in the king’s wardship. Richard, his brother, aged 21 years on the day of St. Matthew last, is his next heir. (S) CCRs.
1346, Richard de Plays held 1 fee of the earl of Warren.
9/4/1346, The English began the year-long siege of the port of Calais. Richard de Plaiz in the retinue of John de Veer, earl of Oxford at the siege of Calais. (S) Crecy and Calais, P90.
8/1347, Calais fell when King Philip failed to support their siege and retreated.
1348, The Black Death entered the west countryside of England.
4/7/1348, Richard, son of Richard de Plays, states that in the course of a series of minorities in the reign of Edward I, the manors of Langley Marish and Wraysbury became detached from his inheritance. … He requests grace and a remedy … (S) UKNA. [See 1340.]
7/28/1348, Commission to … John Dengayne … on complaint by Richard de Plays, ‘chivaler,’ that … and others, at Foulmere, co. Cambridge, broke his close and houses … (S) CPRs.
1349, Richard de Plays presented Robert de Tachewell to the church of Knapton.
7/14/1349, Sir Richard Playz presented Thomas Mabylione to the church of St. Mary at Weting.
1349, Sir Richard de Playz gave the rectory of Croxton to Bromehill priory. (S) Topo. Hist. of the Co. of Norfolk, V2, 1805.
1351, Sir John de St. Philibert, the son, released to Sir Richard de Plays and his right in the manor of Chelsworth.
1352, Richard, by paying £10 yearly, settled Knapton on his son John and his wife Margaret.
7/25/1352, Richard Plays gave the advowson of Croxton to the Bromhull priory. (S) CPRs.
4/30/1353, Licence for the alienation in mortmain by Richard Playce to the abbot and convent of St. Edmonds of the advowson of the church of Foulmere, co. Cambridge. (S) CPRs.
6/20/1353, Licence for the alienation in mortmain by Richard Plays, knight, to the abbot and convent Stratford, … (S) CPRs.
1353, Sir Richard and Margery held the manor Cheslworth.
6/1353, Sir Richard gave the manor of Playz to the abbot and convent of Stratford-Langthorne. (S) The Environs of London, Lysons, 1796. (S) CCRs, 6/26/1353.
6/22/1358, Sir Richard le Plaiz presented John Reynold to the church of Weting. (S) Ess. Tow’s a Topo. Hist. of the Co. of Norfolk, 1739, P483. [Richard’s grandmother Joan had last presented in 1333.]
1359, Richard and his son John traveled to France in the expedition of King Edward.
10/1359, King Edward, sailing from Sandwich to Calais with 1,100 ships, invaded France.
10/7/1359, Richard de Plays died shortly after arrival in France. [Assuming a Julian calendar.]
1/4/1360, IPM of Richard de Plays, knight. Cambridge: Foulmere. The manor … He died on Wednesday before All Saints last. John de Plays his son, aged 18 years, is his heir. Sussex: Yford, Wanynggore and Warpesbourne. The manors, with the advowsons of the churches … He died in parts beyond the seas as is said on the morrow of St. Faith last. … Suffolk: Chelesworthe. The manor held jointly by the said Richard and Margaret his wife, who survives, … rendering yearly 24qrs. of wheat, 74qrs. of barley malt, 2qrs. of white peas, a carcase of a pig worth 5s., 5 geese, 6lb. candles, 6 hens, 2,500 faggots and a load of hay. … Norfolk: Wetyngg and Toftes. The manors, with the advowsons of the churches … Feltewell. 8 messuages, 300a. land, … the said Richard, long before his death, granted to John de Plays and Margaret, daughter of Walter de Norwyco, now wife of the said John, and the heirs of their bodies, by service of 10 marks yearly to him during his life and a penny yearly to his heirs after his death: the said wood he gave to the same John and Margaret for their lives by service of a rose yearly. Essex: Great Okele. The manor … [over 23 knights’ fees] (S) CIsPM.
1360, Margaret died.
(S) Hist. & Antiq’s of Suffolk, Thingoe Hundred, 1838, P43. (S) Peerages of England, Burke, 1831, P433. (S) Ess. Tow’s a Topo. Hist. of the Co. of Norfolk, 1808, P133. (S) The History of an East Anglian Soke, Hood, 1918, P32.
Child of Richard and Margret:
i. John Plaiz (7605656), born 1/14/1341 in Suffolk, England.