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15211312. Richard de Plaiz & 15211313. Margaret de St. Philibert
9/21/1323, Richard 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.
Bef. 8/23/1327, Richard’s father died; Richard a minor. (S) CPRs.
1/20/1331, Gilbert Talbot, king’s chamberlain, granted the marriage of the heir of Richard de Plaiz.
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 fo Wythermundeford held of the
heir of Sir Richard de Plays, knight, a minor in the king’s wardship, by
service. (S) CIsPM. 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.
1346, Richard de Plays held one fee of the earl of Warren.
7/1347, Richard de Plaiz in the retinue of John de Veer, earl of Oxford at the siege of Calais. (S) Crecy and Calais, P90.
1348, The Black Death entered the west countryside of England [likely entering through Bristol].
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) Topographical History of the County 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.
1353, Sir Richard gave the manor of Playz to the abbot and convent of Stratford-Langthorne. (S) The Environs of London, Lysons, 1796.
6/22/1358, Sir Richard le Plaiz presented John Reynold to
the church of Weting. (S) Essay Towards a Topographical History of the County
of Norfolk, 1739, P483. [Richard’s grandmother Joan had last presented in
1333.] 10/18/1359, Richard and his son John traveled to France in the expedition of King Edward.
10/1359, Richard de Plays died shortly after arrival in France. [Possibly at the first battle of Saint-Florentin.]
1360, Margaret died.
(S) History and Antiquities of Suffolk, Thingoe Hundred, 1838, P43. (S) Peerages of England, Burke, 1831, P433. (S) Essay Towards a Topographical History of the County 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 England.