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Saturday, October 29, 2011
19989914. Ralph de Grisele & 19989915.
Isabel de Muschamp
~1195, Isabel born in England, heir & d/o 39979830. Robert
5/27/1199, John crowned king
1211, Two of the three fees held by Ralph de Gresley of the
honour of Peverel correspond to Middle Claydon. (S)
A History of the County
of Buckingham, V4, 1927.
1212, Ralph married Isabel, becoming lord of Muscamp,
Nottingham in right of his wife.
6/25/1216, the King’s Sheriff of Nottingham and Derby to give
full possession, without delay, to Ralph de Greasley and Isabella his wife, of
her inheritance from Robert de Muschamp. [This did not occur until later
because of non-payment of £100 and the death of King John.]
10/28/1216, Henry III, age 9, crowned king of England.
7/3/1219, Ralph of Greasley and Isabella, his wife, have made
fine with the king by £100 for having the land formerly of Robert of Muskham,
Isabella’s father, and so they are quit of the … Order to the sheriff … to
cause Ralph and Isabella to have full seisin of the land with its appurtenances
in his bailiwick of Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire without delay. (S) FRsHIII.
Ralph paid the King 500 marks for permission to marry Agnes to Robert
Lupus; and if that marriage should fall through, then he would marry her as the
King should will. [It either did not work, or did not last.]
By 1223, All 3 of Isabel’s brothers had died without heirs and
she inherited the family lands.
6/19/1228, To the keeper of the honour of Peverel . … by the
letters of Ralph of Greasley that he sent to the king, that the same Ralph is
ready, if it pleases the king, to divest himself, to the use of Hugh son of
Ralph and Agnes, his wife, daughter and heiress of the same Ralph, of all lands
that he held of the king in chief, namely two knights’ fees with appurtenances
in Cleiden’, which is of the honour of Peverel of Nottingham, and one knight’s
fee with appurtenances in Greasley, which is of the same honour, the king,
agreeing …, has taken the homage of Hugh for the aforesaid fees. (S) FRsHIII.
(S) Fenwick Allie Ancestry, Sellers, 1916, P78.
·Robert de Muskham, steward to Gilbert de Gaunt.
His 3 sons died without children: Ralph, Robert & Andrew.
Child of Ralph and Isabel:
i. Agnes de Greasley (9994957), born ~1215 in England.