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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Mayor Adam Fraunceys & Agnes Champeneys

15211450. Mayor Adam Fraunceys & 15211451. Agnes Champeneys

~1330, Adam born in Suffolk, England.

~1335, Agnes born in England, coheir & d/o §§William Champeneys.

12/22/1339, Acknowledgement of the receipt by the king from … Adam Fraunceis, of £100 for the furtherance of his business on this side of the seas, with promise to repay the same in London … (S) CPRs.

1344, John Petit, knight, made a recognisance to one Adam Fraunceys, which Adam, by reason of non-payment, has sued execution of the lands of the aforesaid John … (S) Yearbooks of the Reign of King Edward the Third, Horwood, 1905, P364.

2/22/1348 at Merriton by Burcestre, co. Oxford, … Philip de Thame, prior of the house of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem in England, … granting in survivorship to Simon Symeon and Adam Franceys, citizen of London, … (S) CPRs.

11/1348, The Black Death reached London where and estimated 30,000 died.

8/3/1349, On behalf of Simon Fraunceys … assaults at Pokerich on them and members of their households … Adam Fraunceys, ... have become mainpernors for them … (S) CPRs.

3/29/1350, Enrolment of release by Thomas son of Sir Thomas Wake, knight … witnesses : … John Lovekyn, Adam Fraunceys, … (S) CCRs.

8/1/1350, Protection and safe-conduct for Adam Fraunceys and Elias Fraunceys of London, and Thomas de Langeton, William de Causton and Henry de Hardingham, their servants, with 4 grooms and six horses and 100 marks in gold for their expenses, in going beyond the seas on pilgrimage and returning to England … (S) CPRs.

~1351, Adam married Agnes.

1352, Adam, citizen of London, bought part of Wellingborough manor, Northampton.

8/6/1352, Adam Franceys, alderman of London, elected to represent Queenhithe in parliament.

10/1352, Adam elected mayor of London. (S) Historical Research, V67, I-162, 1994, P26.

11/4/1352, Commission to Richard de Wilughby, … Adam Fraunceys, mayor of London, … to summon before them at St. Martin le Grand, London, the collectors and sub-collectors of the 15ths in each ward and survey the rolls and the sums … enquire … touching the excesses … (S) CPRs.

12/25/1352, Mandate to Adam Fraunceys, mayor of London and escheator in the same city … (S) CPRs.

5/7/1353, Adam Fraunceys, mayor of London and escheator in the same city … (S) CPRs.

7/4/1353, Licence … Adam Fraunceys … for the alienation in mortmain … to be founded by them at the altar of St. Mary … adjoining the Gildhall of London … (S) CPRs.

11/26/1353, Adam Fraunceys named in a written communication of the Black Prince. (S) Historical Research, V67, I-162, 1994, P27.

6/10/1354, King Edward III conferred on Adam Fraunceys, and all future mayors of London, the right of having gold or silver-topped maces borne before them. [This occurred after being forbidden by parliament for all cities.]

6/23/1354, Mandate to … to deliver the temporalities of the bishopric of London … Adam Fraunceys, mayor of London and escheator in the same city … (S) CPRs.

1/26/1356, Adam Fraunceys of Lime Street, alderman of Ferthingwarde, served in parliament.

6/6/1356, Licence, after inquisition made by Simon Fraunceys, mayor of London and escheator … Peter Fauelore and Adam Fraunceys, for them to assign to the ward and chaplains of the chantry newly founded by them … (S) CPRs.

8/1/1357, Commission … to be justices to keep the ordinances and statutes of labourers and of weights and measures …  Adam Fraunceys, … City and suburbs of London. (S) CPRs.

1357-58, Adam, mayor of the Staple of Westminster.

1360-61, Adam represented London in parliament with Johannes Pecche, Simon de Bevyngton and Johannes Pyle.

1/30/1361, Commission to … Adam Fraunceys, … to make assay of all money struck in the Tower of London and elsewhere within the king’s realm … (S) CPRs.

3/3/1362, Recognizance made before the mayor of the Staple of Westminster by William de Say that he is bound to Adam Fraunceys in £1000 sterling … (S) A Cal. of Cartularies of John Pyle and Adam Fraunceys, 1993, P477.

11/3/1362, Commission to … Adam Fraunceys … city of London … ship has been arrested … (S) CPRs.

1363, Adam represented London in parliament with Simon de Bevyngton and Johannes Pyle.

1364-65, Adam represented London in parliament with Johannes Lovekyn, and Simon de Denyington.

10/10/1367, John Pecche, citizent of London, going beyond seas, … letters nominating Adam Fraunceys … (S) CPRs.

3/27/1368, Licence … to cross to the parts of Gascony … Henry de Bello Monte, ‘chivaler,’ from the port of Dover … his jewels and a letter of exchange of Adam Fraunceys for £1,000. (S) CPRs.

3/1369, Due to an outbreak of the plague in London, the royal court was moved to Windsor.

10/19/1369, Adam Fraunceys, citizen of London, to settle the manor of Edmonton, and firewood in Enfield park, on himself for life, with remainder to Adam Fraunceys the younger and the heirs of his body, remainder to Maud daughter of the grantor and the heirs of her body, remainder to the right heirs of the grantor. Middlesex.

6/6/1370, Grant to John de Cicestre, mayor, Adam Fraunceys, … citizens of London, in consideration of a loan of 5,000£ … (S) CPRs.

1371, A certain very rich citizen, Adam Fraunceys by name, sometime Mayor of London, a man much given to almsgiving, built another 5 cells [of St. Pauls] for the construction of which he gave 1000 marks sterling. (S) Charterhouse in London, 1921.

9/14/1371, Commission to Adam Fraunceys, citizent of London, … by inquisition in the county of Middlesex … (S) CPRs.

4/25/1372, Thomas Lanleye brought before the Mayor, Recorder, Adam Fraunceys, and the Aldermen, by the sheriffs of London … (S) Transactions of the London and Middlesex Society, V3, 1870, P574.

1372, Robert Bellcknappe and John Wroth released all their rights to the alienated estates of William de Say in Edmonton to Adam Fraunces, citizen of London. (S) The Hist. & Antiq’s of the Parish of Edmonton, Robinson, 1819, P40.

5/16/1373, Pardon to Adam Fraunceys [and others] for acquiring without licence the manor of Wespekham, co. Kent. (S) CPRs.

7/12/1373, Demise and grant to Adam Fraunceys, citizen of London, of 15 acres of land in Stone and Wetresham in the isle of Oxene, co. Kent. (S) CFRs.

9/8/1373, Adam, auditor for London, on a commission to repair a heavily used road. (S) CPRs.

8/26/1374, Adam wrote his will: To be buried in the chapel of the Holy Ghost in the church of S. Elena within Bisshopegate. … two chantries … for the good of his soul, the souls of Agnes his wife and others, … To Adam Fraunceys, junior, his son, and Margaret, wife of same, … To Agnes his wife all his tenements … for life … (S) Cal. of Willa Proved and Enrolled in the Court of Husting, 1890, P171.

3/25/1375, Petition of Adam Fraunceys and others to allow Thomas Gisors, citizen and vintner of London, to travel to collect money for his debts. (S) CPRs.

1375, Adam Fraunceys, or Fraunceis (Francis), citizen of London: Middlesex, died.

5/8/1375, Writ for IPM of Adam Fraunceys, citizen of London; Middlesex. (S) CFRs.

5/14/1375, Adam’s will enrolled in London. [He mentions the provision of 2 Chantries at Bishopsgate Convent for his own soul, that of his wife Agnes, and those of various other persons, namely: Simon, Adam, Thomas, Peter, Roger, Richard, John, Matilda, Sarah, Margaret and Julian.]

5/5/1375, Adam died.

5/8/1375, Writ for IPM of Adam Fraunceys. Middlesex: Edelmeton. The manor, … remainders to Adam Fraunceys, the younger, and the heirs of his body, to Maud daughter of the deceased and the heirs of her body, … Edelmeton and Totenham. 4 messuages, … [see son Adam] … The deceased died on 5 May last. Maud wife of John Aubrey, aged . . years, is his daughter and heir. (S) CIsPM.


9/27/1375, Charter of Thomas Boudy chaplain, giving with warranty to William Walworth, Agnes who was wife of Adam Fraunceys, … (S) CCRs.

1/30/1377, IPM of Michael Tullesan, citizen of London. London: … Parish of St. Mildred in the Poultry. 10 marks yearly quit-rent issuing from a tenement … held by Agnes late the wife of Adam Fraunceys, formerly mayor of London. (S) CIsPM.

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

1/28/1378, … John Pyle, William Halden, John Forneux and John Ussher, executors of the will of Adam Fraunceys, late citizen and mercer of London … (S) CPRs.

10/20/1380, Release by William Walworth, and Agnes, late wife of Adam Fraunceys, … (S) CCRs.

5/6/1381, William Sudbery of Westminster to William Walleworth, Agnes who was wife of Adam Fraunceys, … (S) CCRs.

5/21/1382, An earthquake in Canterbury, Kent, damaging the bell tower of the Cathedral and the cloister walls. [It was also felt in London.]

6/23/1388, Acknowledgement that the king is indebted to Nicholas Exton, mayor of London, and Agnes, late the wife of Adam Fraunceys of London, in the sum of £1,033 6s 8d for money lent to him, … (S) CPRs.

2/8/1389, Discharge and acquittance of Nicholas de Exton … Agnes, late the wife of Adam Fraunceys of London, … which sums the king has repaid. (S) CPRs.

Agnes died.

(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P577. (S) UKNA. (S) The Aldrmen of the City of London, Beaven, 1908. (S) Cal. of Letters from the Mayor and Corporation of the City of London, 1885. (S) N&Qs, White, 1903, P36.

Family notes:

·         Adam likely s/o Adam [living 1286], s/o William, s/o Adam of Sutton, co. Suffolk.

·         1182, William le Fraunceys owed 10 marks by William de Shelfleg of Sutton, co. Suffolk.

·         (S) Proceedings of the Suffolk Instititute, V10, 1900, PP59,73.

Children of Adam and Agnes:

i. Sir Adam Fraunceys, born ? in England.

5/21/1375, Order to deliver to Adam Fraunceys the younger the manor of Edelmeton, 20 wain loads of brushwood out park of Enefeld, 4 messuages, 4 carucates of land, 93½ acres of meadow in the common marsh, 166 acres 1 rood of pasture, 46 acres 3 roods of great wood, 120 acres of underwood, and £4 18s 1d of rent in Edelmeton and Totenham, a messuage, 38 acres of land, 10 acres of meadow and 2 acres of pasture in Edelmeton and Enefeld taken into the king's hand by the death of Adam Fraunceys citizen of London. [Middlesex] (S) CCRs.

Adam married Margaret ?.

1380, 1382, 1385, 1386, 1390, 1411, Adam represented Middlesex in parliament. (S) A History of London, V2, P395.

3/8/1382, Commission of peace … Adam Fraunceys, knight, … county of Middlesex. (S) CPRs.

Bef. 7/12/1417, Adam died. [Margaret had remarried to Conand Ask.] (S) CPRs.

Daughter: Thomasia Fraunceys, nun of the Minoresses of London.

ii. Maud Fraunceys (7605725), born ~1355 in England.