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Monday, September 5, 2011

G24: 15211422

15211422. Lord Thomas de Felton & 15211423. Joan Walkfare

~1310, Thomas born in England.

Joan born in England, d/o §Richard Walkfare, knt. of Great Ryburgh, Norfolk.

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

1332, Sir Thomas de Felton granted 40£ per year to Richard de Lambeth, citizen of London.

8/26/1346, Thomas, and his nephew, Lord William de Felton, at the battle of Crecy with the Prince of Wales.

1347, Thomas at the siege of Calais

1356, Edmund de Creting sold the reversion of the manor of Barrow to Sir Thomas de Felton.

9/19/1356, Thomas at the battle of Poitiers.

1357, The reversion of Felton manor sold by Sir Edmund Creting to Thomas.

1360, Thomas a signer of the Treaty of Brittany. (S) DNB, P424.

1362, “Thomas de Feltone chyvaler” given free warren in his manor of Barrow.

2/8/1363, Power for the bps. of Santes and Sarlat, Thomas de Felton, seneschal of Aquitaine, and … to delvier the confirmation of the treaty to the K. of Castile, and to receive his confirmation. (S) Syllabus, 1869, P426.

1363, Thomas granted free warren for his manor of Felton.

1363, Sir William de Ingaldesthorp and Alianore his wife settled the manor of Wilby, co Norfolk, on Sir Thomas de Felton, knt., during the life of the said Alianore.

9/1363, Thomas, steward of the prince’s household, and Joan his wife, granted a portable altar for 6 years.

6/10/1364, Pardon to Thomas de Felton, knight, seneschal of Aquitaine, for acquiring in fee from William de Morlee, knight, the manor of Asalaby, co. Lincoln. (S) CPRs.

1366, Thomas and Joan’s portable altar grant extended for life.

4/1366, Thomas created a Knight of the Garter.

9/23/1366, Thomas witnessed a deed by which Peter K. of Castile granted to Edward III that he should lead his vanguard against the king of Granada [who was a Moor.]

4/3/1367, Thomas at the battle of Najera in the vanguard of the Black Prince. (S) Chronicles, Given-Wison, 2004, P102. [Thomas’ nephew William was killed a month earlier at Alava.]

10/5/1367, Thomas granted the castle, town, and lordship of Haverford for life.

1/30/1370, Thomas and Joan granted Kirton in Lindsey, co. Lincolnshire.

4/7/1371, To John, duke of Gerona, eldes son of Peter, king of Aragon. … the pope has written to prevent the duel between Thomas de Felton and Raymon de Calciata, lord of Puycornet, knights. (S) Calendar of Entries in the Papal Registers, V4, 1902, P93.

1372, Thomas joint-Governor of Aquitaine.

3/6/1373, Thomas de felton “fut monne seneschal”. (S) Archives Municipals de Bordeaux.

3/15/1373, Power for Thomas de Felton, seneschal of Aquitain, Robert de Rous, mayor of Bourdeaux, and two others to negotiate with Peter K. of Arragon. (S) Syllabus, 1869, P464.

3/6/1374, Thomas Commander in Bordeaux. (S) Histoire de Bordeaux, Bernadau, 1839, P323. [Thomas was left behind as seneschal when the Duke of Lancaster withdrew from Aquitaine.]

1375, Thomas, seneschal of Aquitain, empowered to treat with the king of Navarre, and the earl of Fois.

1377, Thomas had Guillaume de Pommiers beheaded for treason.

1377, Thomas taken prisoner attempting to lift the siege of Bergerac by the Duke of Anjou.

7/13/1377, Richard II, age 10, crowned king of England.

1378, Joan, the wife of Thomas de Felton, asks the king to have pity on her husband, imprisoned by the king’s enemies in Aquitaine, while on his service there, and requests that the Count of St Pol, imprisoned in England, might not be ransomed or set free until her husband is freed, but rather held in the same way as the enemy holds him. (S) UKNA. [The king made of grant of 30,000 francs towards his ransom, as well as giving him William de Bordes, a French prisoner, to help with the ransom.]

1380, Thomas de Felton, Knt. and Joan his wife, held Wylby manor.

4/26/1381, “Mons' Thomas de Felton” died.

1383, Joan, widow of Sir Thomas de Felton, knight, gave the king 10 marks for a licence to grant the manor of Fordham, county Cambridge, to trustees to hold to herself for life, and then to her daughter Mary de Felton, nun at St. Clare’s abbey, near Aldgate, London, with remainder to Thomas, son of Edmund de Hengrave, knight, in fee simple.

1384, Joan held the manor of Ryburgh by grant of Sir Oliver Calthorp.

1385, The prior and convent of Walsingham gave 100£ to acquire from Joan manors to endow a chantry for the soul of the said Joan, of her husband Sir Thomas de Felton, and of their son Thomas de Felton.

1390, Joan, lady of Aslacby, paid 20 marks to enfeoff trustees with the manor of Aslakby … remainder to Sibyl de Morle, nun of the abbey of Berkyng, then to Thomas de Morle, knight and his heirs.

1396, Joan, relict of Sir Thomas, put in trust for herself, and after her decease to Sir John Curson and daughter Mary. [Only 2 daughters surviving.]

10/13/1399, Henry IV crowned king of England.

1407, Joan, widow of Sir Thomas, holding Aslacy for life, remainder to Edmund de Stafford, bishop of Exeter, … for the life of Sybilla de Felton, abbess of Barking.

1408, … Manor of Great Ryburg, which Joan widow of Sir Thomas Felton, knight, holds for life … (S) Report of the Royal Commission, I-13, Pt4, 1892, P426.

(S) Gen. Memoris of the Extinct Family of Chester of Chicheley, Waters, 1878. (S) The History and Antiquities of Sufflolk, Thingoe Hundred, Gage, 1838. (S) A History of Northumberland, 1904, P120.

Family notes:

·         Thomas, Joan, and daughters Mary and Sybilla buried near St. Hildithe’s  shrine in Barking church.

·         1468, Sir John Curson, “consanguineo et haredi Thomas de Felton”, free warren in Barrow …

Children of Thomas and Joan: [3 daughters]

i. Mary de Felton, born ? in England.

Mary married Edmund de Henegrave.

1374, Edmund died overseas.

Mary married 2nd Sir John Curson of Becks Hall, Norfolk.

ii. Sibyll de Felton, born ? in England.

Sibyll married Sir Thomas Morley.

1404, Sibilla the abbess of Barking.

iii. Eleanor de Felton (7605711), born 1361 in England.