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Friday, September 9, 2011

Sir Thomas de Prayers & Anne de Essex

15211458. Sir Thomas de Prayers & 15211459. Anne de Essex

~1285, Thomas de Praers born in England, s/o §§Robert de Prayers & Johanna ?; s/o §§Sir Randle de Prarers.

~1285, Anne born in England, heir & d/o 30422918. Hugh de Essex.

7/7/1307, Edward II became king on the death of his father.

12/12/1308, Protection … Thomas de Prayers, in the retinue of Bartholomew de Baldelesmere, with the earl of Glouchester. (S) Cal. of Doc’s Relating to Scotland.

5/3/1313, Protection … going beyond seas on the king’s service … Thomas de Prayers … (S) CPRs.

4/1315, Due to a famine in England caused by year-long rains and flooding, King Edward ordered the regulation of food prices. [The regulations were suspended in the parliament of 1316.]

5/25/1315, John de Praers, Thomas de Praers, knights, and Thomas le Paumer of Maldon acknowledge that they owe to Eleanor de la Mare, late the wife of John de la Mare of Bradewell £200; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in the counties of Essex and Sussex. (S) CCRs.

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

1348, The Black Death entered the west countryside of England [likely entering through Bristol. Usually 2-3 wills were executed in the town of Colchester, Essex, each year. In the 2 years 1349-50, 111 wills were executed.]

1348, Thomas of Sible-Hedingham, co. Essex died.

(S) A Genealogical History of the Dormant, Burke, P65.

Family notes:

·         Seal of Thomas de Prayer of co. Essex: A shield of arms: a bend cotised, betw. Six birds. Within a carved and pointed gothic trefoil, ornamented along the inner edge with small quatrefoils. (S) Catalogue of Seals, V3, 1894, P411.

Child of Thomas and Anne:

i. Margaret Prayers (7605729), born ~1305 in England.