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Wednesday, September 28, 2011
19962464. Sir Ralph de Willington &
19962465. Olympias Franc
~1185, Olympias born in England, heir & d/o 39924930. William
1191, Ralph at the siege of Acre with Richard the Lion Heart.
1198, Ralph married to Olympias.
1199, Ralph named in two Gloucester lawsuits.
1200, Ralph made fine to have the question of his obligation to
Stephen de Turnham, a royal justice, judged by the Justiciar.
1206, Ralph made payment to the Crown to receive control of
half the manors of Yate and Ablington, co. Gloucester, and White Ladies Aston,
co. Worcester; granted to him by Robert de Everci, to whom his wife was heir.
1208, Ralph had seisin of Robert de Everci’s lands including
1216, Ralph de Wylington and Olimpias his wife filed a suit
with regard to the tenancy of three hides of land in Side. (S) CCRs.
10/28/1216, Henry III, age 9, crowned king of England.
2/1217, Ralph ordered to conduct a prisoner from Philip Marc to
the Earl Marshal.
1218, Ralph granted a weekly market at Yate manor.
1219, Ralph represented the Earl of
Gloucester in a lawsuit.
1220, Ralph the constable of Berkeley
1220, Ralph and Olympias claim she is
the heir of hides in Imber, Wilts as she is the heir of her grandfather
1221, Ralph had custody of the heir of
Annore de la More, widow of robert Bibois. (S) A History of the County of
Warwick, V5, 1949.
1222, Sussex. — In an assize of last
presentation to the Church of Thoringe, brought by Ralph de Wilinton, as
guardian of Geoffrey, son and heir of Hugh de Felcinton. (S) De Banco Roll.
1222, Ralph, lord of the manor of Sandhurst, and his wife
Olympias gave money to erect a chapel in honor of the Mother of our Lord. (S)
The Dean’s Handbook to Gloucester Cathedral.
1224, Ralph de Wylington and Olympias, his wife, erected a
small chapel whose architect was Helias the Sacrist, a monk of the Gloucester
monastery. (S) The Cathedral Church of Gloucester, Masse, 1898, P79.
10/8/1224, Ralph appointed Constable of Bristol Castle, home of
Eleanor [imprisoned 40 years], sister of Arthur of Brittany, who had been
designated as successor to the throne of England and its French possessions by
King John’s older brother Richard the Lionheart [who recanted on his deathbed.]
10/8/1224, The king appointed Ralph de Willington to the castle and berton of Bristol. (S) History of the Parish of
Bitton, in the County of Gloucester, Ellacombe, 1881, P168.
9/15/1225, Order to the sheriff of Gloucestershire to place in
respite, until upon his next account at the Exchequer of Michaelmas in the
ninth year, the demand of £26 12s. 10d. that he makes by summons of the
Exchequer from Ralph of Willington for the issues of the king’s barton of
Bristol , because Ralph will answer the king for them by his hand when he
renders account to the king for the expenses incurred in Bristol castle. (S) FRsHIII.
1226, William de Munceaus, constable of Pevensey, was ordered
not to exact heckage from Ralph de Wilinton so long as he should be employed on
the king’s service. (S) Sussex Archaeological Collections, V49, 1906, P4.
7/4/1226, Mandate to Ralph de Wyliton to permit Geoffrey de Mariscis,
justicary of Ireland, to take venison … in the forest of Ralph’s bailiwick …
(S) Calendar of Documents Relating to Ireland, P215.
5/27/1227, Grant to Ralph de Wilinton, and his heirs, for
homage and service of . . . hides of land in Wallehop, …, paying a sore
sparrow-hawk yearly. (S) CChRs.
1228, Henry Foliot, Archdeacon of Gloucester, entered into an
agreement with Ralph de Wylington and his wife Olumpias respecting the chapel
of St. Mary. (S) Cathedral Antiquities: Salisbury, Britton, 1929, P15.
7/6/1229, Grant to Ralph de Wylinton of the moiety of Norton,
which Ranulf de Hurnle had of the bail of King John of the lands of the
Normans, …, to hold as the Norman holder held it, until the king restore it to
the previous holder or his heirs of his free will or by a peace. (S) CChRs.
1231, Ralph de Wilington made Governor of Bristol Castle with the
wardenship of the forest and castle of Rainsham, obtained for his support in
the king’s service, and made Governor of the castle of Exeter.
1232, Ralph escheator of Gloucester.
1233, Ralph de Wyliton and Walter de Godarvill ordered to
destroy a house of Gilbert Basset at Festerne, and the house of Robert Musard
at Musarden. (S) The History and Antiquities of the Tower of London, V2, P282.
7/6/1233, Ralph de Wyliton appointed Keeper of the town and
castle of Devizes. (S) CPRs.
8/1233, Ralph ordered by the king to attack the properties of
Gilbert Basset and Richard Swiard, opponents of the king.
9/28/1233, Ralph appointed by the king to guard Hubert de
Burgh, earl of Kent, in Devizes castle. [Ralph de Williton and Walter de Godavill
are commanded to keep Hubert in a vault … three pairs of iron rings on him, no
person to have speech with him, … have necessary food.
10/1/1233, Ralph summoned to the king to discuss his prisoner.
[Some of the king’s supporters wanted Hubert murdered.]
2/28/1235, Pardon … for a fine, of the king’s rancor and
indignation against him for trespasses … Ralph de Wylinton. (S) CPRs. [Hubert
de Burgh had escaped from Ralph’s custody, but was later recaptured.]
5/1/1236, Exemption for life of Ralph de Wylyton from being
made justice of assizes, or justice in eyre for all pleas, or justice for pleas
of the forest, and from being put on assizes, juries or recognitions. (S) CPRs.
Bef. 8/1242, Ralph died.
1242, Olimpia was holding one knight's fee of the Earl of
Warwick in Poulton, co. Gloucester.
(S) A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Commoners of
Great Britain, Burke, 1838, P526.
·William Franc born in England, s/o §John Franc
& Wymark ?.
·1179-1205, Wymark, widow of John Franc Chevaler,
gave lands to St. Peter's Abbey, Gloucester, for the souls of her husband and
her son William, with the consent of her son Robert and of Olimpia, daughter of
her son William. This gift was confirmed by Ralph de Wilington and his wife
Child of Ralph and Olympias:
i. Ralph de Willington (9981232), born ~1215 in England.