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Saturday, October 29, 2011

Lord Ralph de Greasley & Isabel de Muschamp

19989914. Lord Ralph de Greasley & 19989915. Isabel de Muschamp

~1175, Ralph de Grisele born in Nottingham, England, s/o 39979828. William de Greasley.

~1185, Isabel born in England, heir & d/o §§Robert de Muschamp.

[Temp. R.I] Ralph de Grisele gave lands in Heather, Leicester, to the Knights Hospitallers. (S) Topography of Great Britain, Cooke, V17, Leicestershire and Lincolnshire, P89.

[Temp. King John], Ralph de Seile, with the consent of William, earl of Ferrers, to Ralph, son of William de Greseley for 13 marks of silver. ‘Willielmo de G’sel a witness to the sale. (S) Survey of Staffordshire, Erdeswick, 1844, P211.

4/6/1199, John succeeded Richard I as King of England.

Aft. 1200, Richard’s father died.

[––Ralph & Isabel––]

~1204, Ralph married Isabel, becoming lord of Muscamp, Nottingham in right of his wife.

1204-05, Ralph, holding lands in Seile, Hether and Ravenstone, who was married, paid scutage.

1211, 2 of the 3 fees held by Ralph de Gresley of the honour of Peverel correspond to Middle Claydon.

1212, King John granted land to Ralph de Greasley in Kimberley, Nottingham.

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.]

10/19/1216, Henry III, age 9, succeeded John as King of England. Louis of France also claimed the throne.

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.

~1220, 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.

Isabel died before Ralph.


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 2 knights’ fees with appurtenances in Cleiden’, which is of the honour of Peverel of Nottingham, and 1 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.

Ralph died.

(S) Fenwick Allie Ancestry, Sellers, 1916, P78. (S) Hist. of Buckingham, V4, 1927, Middle Claydon. (S) Coll’s for a Hist. of Staffordshire, V19, VI New Series, 1898, William Salt Arch. Soc., The Gresleys of Drakelowe.

Family notes:

·         Robert de Muschamp, 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 ~1205 in England.