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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Lord Miles de Stapleton & Dame Joan de Ingham

15211314. Lord Miles de Stapleton & 15211315. Dame Joan de Ingham

~1315, Miles de Stapelton born in Yorkshire, England, heir & s/o 30422628. Gilbert de Stapleton & 30422629. Agnes Fitz Alan.

~1320, Joan born in England, coheir & d/o 30422630. Sir Oliver de Ingham & 30422631. Elizabeth Zouche.

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

1343, Richard de Mousegrave presented to Sedistern by John, son of John de Grey of Rotherfield, attorney of Sir Miles de Stapleton. (S) History of the Counry of Norfolk, V3, 1769, P854.

[––Joan & Roger––]

By 1344, Joan 1st married to 15211372. Lord Roger le Strange.

3/25/1344, Joan and Roger held a moiety of the manor of West Dene, Wiltshire.

6/21/1344, Order to John Mauduyt, escheator in the county of Wilts, to deliver to Roger Lestraunge and Joan his wife, daughter and one of the heirs of Oliver de Ingham, tenant in chief, the following lands late of Oliver, which the king has assigned to them as Joan's pourparty … Roger having done homage by reason of the offspring of him and Joan. … Mary daughter of John Curzon, kinswoman [Joan’s neice] and the other heir of Oliver, until Mary's lawful age. (S) CFRs.

8/18/1345, Order to the sheriff of Wilts to deliver on behalf of Roger Lestraunge and Joan his wife, the corn growing in the lands of a moiety of the manor of Doene co. Wilts. (S) CFRs.

1346, Joan and Roger assessed 2 marks in aid for making the king’s eldest son a knight, for 2 parts of a fee in Hampworth, Berkshire.

 [End of records of Joan and Roger.]

7/12/1346, King Edward landed an invasion force of 10000 in Normandy, which marched north plundering the countryside. King Philip VI, with 8000 horsemen and 4000 Genoese crossbowmen pursued.

7/26/1346 at Caen, capital of Normandy, Edward’s forces captured the city; and Raoul, Count of Eu, Constable of France, and Jean de Tancarville, Grand Chamberlain of France.

8/26/1346, Miles fought at the Battle of Crecy.

8/26/1346, The Battle of Crecy, north of Paris. Edward III vs. Philip VI, heralded the rise of the longbow as the dominant weapon, and also saw the use of the ribauldequin, an early cannon, by the English. The English longbowmen could fire much more quickly than the Genoese, with a killing range of 250 yards. A decisive victory, a third of the French forces lost [mainly to arrows] to less than 100 Englishmen, this started the decline in importance of the mounted knight, and the rise of England as a European power.

9/4/1346, The English began the year-long siege of the port of Calais.

9/4/1346 at Calais, General pardon for his good service in the war in France … Thomas Conquerour. By K. and testimony of Miles de Stapleton. (S) CPRs.

9/1346, Miles at the year-long seige of Calais [a foothold for England in France that would be held for 200 years.]

8/1347, Calais fell when King Philip failed to support their siege and retreated.

2/8/1348, Order to deliver to Roger Lestraunge and Joan his wife, daughter, and one of the heirs of Oliver de Ingham, tenant in chief, the knights' fees assigned to them as Joan's purparty of Oliver's inheritance. (S) CCRs.

1348, Miles a founding Knight of the Garter.

6/1349, The Plague reached Dorset, and had spread across England by the end of 1349.  [1349-50, Joan heiress to her niece, sister-in-law, and mother.]

1349, Joan heiress to her niece Mary, d/o her sister Elizabeth.

7/29/1349, Joan’s husband Roger died, his heir his son by a previous marriage.

10/11/1350, Joan’s mother died. [At this time Joan is the family heiress. Her mother held in dower lands valued at £140+ yearly, which represented a third of the estate.]

10/16/1350, Order to escheator of Wilts … 2 parts of the manor of Estcodeford, together with the advowson of the church of that town, for the life of Katharine late the wife of John son of Oliver de Ingham, now a minoress of the order of the abbey of minoresses without Algate, London, … the said Oliver granted them with the king's licence to her and her said husband and the heirs of their bodies, with reversion to himself and his heirs, and that John died without such heir, and that Katharine after his death, before entering the said order, granted them for her life to … all now deceased, … the third part now belongs to Joan late the wife of Roger Lestraunge, daughter and heir of the said Oliver, who is of full age, … to deliver the said 2 parts and advowson to Joan. (S) CFRs.

1350, William de Aberford presented to Sedistern by Sir Miles de Stapleton and Sir John de Grey. (S) History of the Counry of Norfolk, V3, 1769, P854.

10/16/1350, Order to escheator of Wilts … 2 parts of the manor of Estcodeford, together with the advowson of the church of that town, for the life of Katharine late the wife of John (Joan’s brother) son of Oliver de Ingham, now a minoress … Elizabeth late the wife of the said Oliver holds the third part of the manor, together with the advowson when it falls in, having recovered them as dower … the third part now belongs to Joan late the wife of Roger Lestraunge, daughter and heir of the said Oliver, who is of full age, … to deliver the said 2 parts and advowson to Joan, as the king has respited her homage and fealty. (S) CFRs.

[––Miles & Joan––]

1350, Miles married Joan.

7/3/1351, Licence for Miles de Stapelton and Joan his wife, sometime wife of Roger Lestraunge, to lease for life to Roger son and heir of the said Roger all lands of the latter which they hold as her dower … co. Salop … co. Oxford. … Pardon to Miles de Stapelton and Joan his wife, daughter and heir of Oliver de Ingham, … (S) CPRs.

6/14/1353 at London, Creditor: Sir Miles de Stapleton, lord of {Bydale} knight. Amount: £180. (S) UKNA.

3/1355, Innocent VI issued his mandate to the bishop of Norwich to grant licence to Miles de Stapleton, knight, lord of the town of Ingham, to rebuild and enlarge the church of Ingham. (S) House of Trinitarian canons: The priory of Ingham, A Hist. of the Co. of Norfolk, V2, 1906.

7/13/1358 at Norwich, Creditor: Sir John de Norwich [held Stoke Ferry, Clackclose Hundred, Norfolk], Sir Miles de Stapleton, knights, … Amount: £40. (S) UKNA.

1360, The priory of Ingham founded by Sir Miles de Stapleton, and the Lady Joan his wife, daughter and coheir of Sir Oliver de Ingham, dedicated to St. Mary and the Holy Trinity, for redemption of captives taken by the Turks, confirmed by Pope Innocent III. They were to officiate and pray for the souls of King Edward III. Sir Miles Stapleton, and the Lady Joan, the founders; Sir Briant Stapleton, and the Lady Alice his wife, Sir Miles Stapleton de Hathesey, in Yorkshire; John de Boys, and Roger de Boys, his brother, Mr. Laur. de Thornhill, clerk William de Hemelesey, and Catharine his wife, and Reginald de Eccles, then living, and for the souls of Sir Gilbert de Stapleton, and the Lady Agnes, father and mother of Sir Miles, the founder, Sir Oliver de Ingham and the Lady Elizabeth [Joan’s parents]; Sir Nicholas de Stapleton, and the Lady Catharine Boys, deceased. (S) Ess. Tow’s Topo. Hist. of Norfolk, V9, 1808, Ingham.

6/6/1361, Miles de Stapelton of Bedale, going beyond the seas, has letters … (S) CPRs.

2/26/1363, Commitment to Miles de Stapelton of Bedale of the wardship of 2 parts of the manor of Skulthorp. (S) CFRs.

10/20/1364, Miles of Bedale, Yorkshire and Ingham, Norfolk died: “Priez pour les almes Monseur Miles de Stapleton et Dame Johannes a femme, fille de Monseur Olivier de Ingham, fondeurs de ceste mayson, que Dieu de leur almes eit pitee.”

 [––Joan––]

1365, Joan died.

12/12/1365, Writ for IPM of Miles de Stapelton. Norfolk: Lammesse and Sterston. The manors, held jointly with Joan his wife, now deceased … He died on 20 October, 38 Edward III. (S) CIsPM.

(S) Ess. Tow’s Topo. Hist. of Norfolk, V9, 1808, Ingham.

Family notes:

·         Miles de Stapleton of Hathelsay and Barneby, West Riding, York, contemporary.

Children of Miles and Joan:

i. Joan de Stapleton (7605657), born 1351 in England.

ii. Miles de Stapleton, born ? in England.

Miles married Ela, d/o Sir Edmund Ufford [brother of Robert, earl of Suffolk] & Eva, d/o Sir John Pierpoint.

Son: Sir Brian Stapleton.


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