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Saturday, December 31, 2011

Lord John de Wylughby & Joan de Rocelyn

30422736. Lord John de Wylughby & 30422737. Joan de Rocelyn

1/6/1304, John de Willoughby born in England, s/o 60845472. Robert Willoughby & 60845473. Margaret Deincourt.

By 1309, Joan born in England, d/o 60845474. Sir Peter de Rocelyn.

3/25/1317, Grant to Roger Damory … of the custody of the lands late of Robert de Wylughby, deceased … to hold until the full age of the heir, together with the marriage of the heir. (S) CPRs.

1318, John de Orby, clerk, died, leaving his estate at Gunnebi to John de Willoughby, his heir, son of Richard de Wilughby. (S) The Church Builder, Cutts, 1871, P59.

1317, John, age 13, succeeded his father. (S) Lincolnshire Notes and Queries, V5, 1898, P246.

5/28/1319, Grant, for a fine of 2,000 marks, to Roger Damory of the wardship of all the lands late of Robert de Wilughby, tenant in chief, in the king's hand by reason of the minority of John, son and heir of the said Robert … with the marriage … (S) CFRs.

7/20/1319, Confirmation of the grant to Margaret, late the wife of Robert de Wylughby, tenant in chief, … by Roger Damory of his custody of all the lands and tenements, late of the said Robert de Wylughby, to hold … reserving to himself the kinghts’ fees and advowsons of churches and the marriage of John, son and heir of the said Robert, … (S) CPRs.

4/5/1323, Grant to William la Zouche of Haryngworth, for a fine of 1,000 marks of the marriage of John, son and heir of Robert de Wylughby, tenant in chief, a minor in the king's ward. (S) CFRs.

[––John & Joan––]

1323, John married Joan. [At least age 14.]

7/2/1323, John, son and heir of Robert de Wilughby, tenant in chief, has married Joan daughter of Peter Rocelyn during his minority without licence. (S) CFRs.

1/24/1327, Edward III, age 14, succeeded Edward II as King of England. [1/20/1327, Edward II abdicated.]

1/29/1327, Order to escheator in the counties of Lincoln, Northampton and Rutland, to deliver to John de Wileghbv, son and heir of Robert de Wileghby, tenant in chief of Edward II, the lands late of his said father, he having proved his age and having done homage. John has acknowledged that he holds of the king lands in Malberthorp and Hoggesthorp by the service of a 14th part of a knight's fee, and in Cokerington by a 40th part, and a moiety of the manor of Plescley by a 4th part. (S) CFRs.

1330, John de Willoughby, confirming a grant of the manor of Lilford, was called upon to justify his claim to …, free warren, view of frank-pledge, freedom from pontage, tolls, sheriff's aids, etc., in Lilford.

11/4/1330, Covenant between Adam de Welle, Knt., and Alice de Furnyvall, that whereas the former is held to the latter in an annual rent of £26 due during her lifetime … Witn. Dom. John de Wylughby, Lord of Eresby; … (S) UKNA.

Aft. 5/3/1331, John’s mother died.

1/24/1334, Notification of Quitclaim of interest. Hugh de Southolme of Friskney of the brothers of the gild of St. Thomas of Canterbury at Friskney to John de Wylughby lord of Eresby. A toft builded in Friskney … (S) UKNA.

Bef. 8/1/1336, Joan a coheiress of her father.

9/24/1336, Licence for the alienation in mortmain by John de Wylughby, knight, of … in Ulseby … in Wylughby church … for the good estate of him and Joan his wife, for their souls after death, … (S) CPRs.

1337, Thomas de Newmarch, … named a Custos portuum et littorum in conjunction with Sir John de Wilughby, William Deyncourt, and Adam de Welles. (S) The Newmarch Pedigree, Newmarch, 1868, P19.

8/18/1337, Grant by John de Wylughby lord of Eresby to John his son and Cecilia his wife of the manor of Fulstow, Lincolnshire. (S) UKNA.

10/24/1339 at Freston, Feoffment by William le Forster, parson of the church of Wylughby … Witnesses:— Sir John de Wilughby, lord de Eresby, Sir William Deyncourt, Sir Seyer de Recheford, Sir Thomas de Multon of Kyrketon, Sir Henry de Halton, knights, … Lincolnshire. (S) UKNA.

4/11/1340, William de Clynton, earl of Huntingdon and John de Gray of Retheresfeld, knight, acknowledge that they owe to John de Wylughby, knight, 3,000 marks. John de Wylughby and William Deyncourte, knights, acknowledge that they owe to William de Clynton, earl of Huntingdon, 3,000 marks. (S) CCRs. [This type of arrangement usually associated with a marriage contract.]

1342, An abbot’s council convened in a case against the abbot of Swineshead concerning marshland in Gosberton [Lincoln]. Sir John de Wilughby Lord of Eresby, Sir John de Kirketon, and Sir Saier de Rochford, knights, … the said abbot’s counsel. (S) Peterborough Abbey, King, 1973, P135.

5/20/1343, Licence for Robert Tyffour, ‘chivaler,’  and Matilda his wife to enfeoff John de Wylughby, ‘chivaler,’ of one messauage and the lastage of Skyrbek, … Lincoln. (S) CPRs. [John’s wife Johanna named in another document with this couple.]

4/7/1344, John de Wylughby, lord of Eresby, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Ralph de Nevill, lord of Raby, knight, £600 … (S) CCRs.

10/20/1344, Commission to … find by inquisition … all persons other than religious men holding of the fee of the church, having 100s, £10, … and so on up to £1,000 yearly of land and rent, … John de Wylughby, knight, William de Eynecourt, knight } Parts of Lyndeseye, co. Lincoln. (S) CPRs.

4/3/1346, Enrolment of deed testifying that whereas Maud (1) … holds for life of the inheritance of Margery (1,1) …, William son of Ralph de Bokenham (2), …, Alice (3), … John de Wylughby, knight, and Joan (4) (30422737) his wife, … Maud (5) his wife, … Margaret (6) his wife, sisters and heirs of Thomas Rocelyn, knight, …, Margery (1,1) has granted that a sixth part … shall remain to John de Wylughby, knight, lord of Eresby, and Joan his wife, and she has released to John all her right and claim in a sixth part of the manors of Eggefeld, Walcote and Chategrave and in a sixth part of 8 messuages, 60 acres of land, 40 acres of pasture and 20s. rent in Sislond, Lodne, Chategrave, Sythyng, Bergh, Mundham and Thweyt near Mundham and the advowson of Eggefeld church, co. Norfolk, and she has released to him all her right and claim in a sixth part of all other lands. (S) CCRs.

5/16/1346, Grant to John de Wylughby that, whereas, in consideration of his great charges in defense of the town of Saltflethaven against the sea, … the king … granted … customs … shall continue … for 16 years. (S) CPRs.

1346, John de Wylughby to send 8 men-at-arms and 16 archers to the king at the siege of Calais. (S) Crecy and Calais, Wrottesley.

12/7/1346, Petition by John de Wylughby, knight, and Joan his wife, of the diocese of Lincoln. For a portable altar. Granted. (S) Cal. of Entries in the Papal Registers, V1, P123.

3/16/1347, By indenture, if Sir John Willoughby takes French prisoners, the ransom received was to be halved with the Black Prince. (S) Renaissance Essays, Hay, 1988, P276.

9/12/1347, Petition [to the Pope]. Sir John de Wylughby, knight, and Joan his wife, of the diocese of Lincoln. Signification that thay have built in honour of the Holy Trinity a college of 13 chaplains in their town of Spillesby … pray that the bishop of Carlisle, who lives near the manor of Eresby, may be allowed to institute … (S) Cal. of Entries in the Papal Registers, V1, P126.

9/12/1347, To John de Wylughbi, and Joan his wife. Indult that their confessor shall give leave to religious to eat flesh-meat at their table on lawful days. (S) Cal. of Papal Reg’s, V3, 1897, Regesta 184.

2/4/1348, Licence for the alienation in mortmain by John de Wylughby the elder of the advoswons … Overtoynton, Eresby and Kyrkeby, … (S) CPRs.

1/26/1348, John de Wylughby the elder, knight, licenced for a fine of £100 to grant messuages and land in Spilsby, Graby, Stickford, Fulletby, and Stixwould to a master and 12 chaplains in a chapel to be founded by the said John in Spilsby in honour of the Holy Trinity, retaining the manors of Eresby and Willoughby. Lincoln. (S) UKNA. [Properties valued at £40 13.4d yearly.]

1348, The Black Death entered the west countryside of England [likely entering through Bristol].

6/13/1349, “John de Wylughby (Willoughby), knight: Lincolnshire, Norfolk”, 2nd Lord Willoughby of Eresby, died. (S) UKNA, IPM.

[––Joan––]

6/20/1349, Writ for IPM of John de Wylughby. Lincoln: Malbethorp … Skybek … Orreby … Erysby … He died on Saturday after Corpus Christi last. John de Welughby, knight, his son, aged 20 1/2 years and more, is his heir. Norfolk: Wethacre, Hoboys, Chategrave, Eggefeld and Walgote. A moiety of the manors held jointly with Joan his wife, who survives … and the other moiety of the said manors similarly held, as of the inheritance of the said Joan. … (S) CIsPM.

10/5/1349, Prob. Test. … proctors of dame Joan de Wylughby and Sir John de Wilughby, her ex. (S) Testamenta Eboracensia, V3, 1865, P41.

11/10/1349, To escheator in co. Norfolk. Order … the manors of Wethacre, Hoboys, Chategrave, Eggefeld and Walgote, restoring the issues thereof to Joan late the wife of John de Wylughby, knight … he held a moiety of the said manors jointly with Joan, and that he held the other moiety as of Joan's inheritance. (S) CCRs.

4/16/1350, John, son of sir John de Wylughby, kt., quit-calims to dame Joan de Wylughby, lady d’Eresby his mother, all right of action for waste in those lands she holds in dower in the counties of Lincoln and Norfolk for the term of her life. (S) Cal. of Charters and Rolls Preserved in the Bodleian Library, 1878, P146.

6/18/1350, Licence, for 10 marks, … by John, son of John de Wylughby now deceased, for the alienation in mortmain … to celebrate devine service … for the good estate of the grantor and his mother Joan … soul of the said John, the father. (S) CPRs.

10/1350–9/1351, Lord of the Manor 1. Lady Joan Willoughby. 2. Lord John de Willoughby. (S) UKNA. [Held 18 courts.]

2/13/1351, Joan late the wife of John de Wylughby, knight, going beyond the seas, has letters nominating John Deyncourt, ‘chivaler,’ … (S) CPRs.

Joan married 2nd William Smethewayt.

1353, King Edward III grants to John of Willoughby junior and Joan, his mother, now the wife of William Smethewayt that they may complete the gift of advowsons and lands to the proposed chantry at Spilsby. (S) UKNA.

10/1356–11/1356, Lord of the Manor 1. Lady Joan Willoughby. 2. Lord John de Willoughby. (S) UKNA. [Held 2 courts.]

10/1362–8/1365, Lord of the Manor 1. Lady Joan Willoughby. 2. Lord John de Willoughby. (S) UKNA. [Held 24 courts, 3 great courts.]

Joan died.

(S) Lilford-with-Wigsthorpe, A Hist. of the Co. of Northampton, V3, 1930.

Child of John and Margaret:

i. John de Wylughby (15211368), born 1328 in England.


Monday, December 26, 2011

Regent Oliver de Ingham & Lady Elizabeth la Zouche

30422630. Regent Oliver de Ingham  & 30422631. Lady Elizabeth la Zouche

1286, Oliver born in Ingham, Norfolk, England, s/o 60845260. Sir John de Ingham & 60845261. Lady Margery ?.

~1297, Elizabeth born in England, d/o 30421150. Lord William la Zouche & 30421151. Matilda Danet.

7/7/1307, Edward II succeeded Edward I as King of England.

4/1310, Oliver’s father died leaving him lands in Hampshire, Wiltshire, Suffolk and Norfolk.

4/6/1310, IPM of John de Ingham. Suffolk: Weybrede. A manor … Oliver his son, aged 23, is his next heir … (S) CIsPM.

5/22/1310, Order to the escheator on this side Trent to deliver to Oliver de Ingham, son and heir of John de Ingham, tenant in chief, the lands late of his said father, he having done homage, saving to Margery late the wife of John, her dower. (S) CFRs.

1310, Oliver summoned to serve in Scotland.

1310, King Edward, invading Scotland, would spend a year on the expedition with no major conflicts, using Berwick as his base of operations.

8/23/1311, Commission into the persons who assaulted Oliver de Ingham’s men and servants at Wycheford, co. Wilts, killed a horse of his of the price of 100s., and carried away his goods. (S) CPRs.

4/3/1313 at London, Debtor: Oliver de Ingham [Happing Hundred, Norfolk]. Amount: £123 3s. 1d. (S) UKNA.

1314, Oliver summoned to serve in Scotland.

6/24/1314, Battle of Bannockburn, Scotland, a victory for the Scots, unusual in that it lasted for 2 days. The Scots, commanded by Robert Bruce, were laying siege to Stirling castle, held by the English. As the English attacked across the brook, Robert counter-attacked along a 2000-yard front. King Edward attempted to flank the Scot’s left with archers, but they were driven back the Scot cavalry. The English front broke against the Scottish spearmen. It was the largest loss of English knights in a single day. This was the battle in which organized foot-soldiers [primarily pike men] defeated heavily armored mounted knights.

1314-15, Oliver, son and heir of Sir John Ingham, paid £50 relief for a moiety of the barony of Walleran, (the other moiety being in Sir Reginald de St. Martin) and in right of this he was lord of West Dean, &c. in Wiltshire.

[––Oliver & Elizabeth––]

~1305, Oliver married Elizabeth.

10/17/1315, Enrolment of grant by Oliver de Ingham, knight, to Thomas Fastolf and Nicholas his son of the manor of Redham. (S) CCRs.

12/18/1315, Commitment during pleasure to Oliver de Ingham of the keeping of the manor of Otteleye, co. York. (S) CFRs.

2/7/1316, Oliver de Ingham acknowledges that he owes to John de Lere and Cambinus Fulberti £20; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in the county of Norfolk. (S) UKNA.

12/30/1316, Commitment to Oliver de Ingeham of the keeping of the manor of Wyghton with the hundred of Northgrenelowe, co. Norfolk. (S) CFRs.

12/30/1317, Oliver de Ingham, knight, acknowledges that he owes to John de Sandale, bishop of Winchester, 50 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Norfolk. (S) CCRs.

8/1/1318, To Oliver de Ingham. Order not to intermeddle further with the manor of Wighton and the hundred of Northgrenet, co. Norfolk, and to deliver the issues from 9 July last to Ralph de Eu, count of Eu. (S) CCRs.

1320, Oliver, Governor of Ellesmere castle.

1321, Oliver de Ingham to grant his manors of East Codford and West Dean to Robert le Bor at a rent. Wilts. (S) UKNA.                                                                                          

12/6/1321, Writ of aid for Oliver de Ingham and Robert Lewer appointed to seize into the king’s hands all the lands and goods of Roger Dammory, Hugh Daudele, the younger, … Henry le Tyes, … John Mautravers, the younger, … and Bartholomew de Badelesmere in the counties of Oxford, Berks, Wilts and Gloucester. (S) CPRs.

3/10/1322, King Edward at the defeat of the forces of Earl Thomas of Lancaster at the river Trent.

1322, Oliver a supporter of the King against Earl Thomas of Lancaster; tried to hold Bridgenorth against Roger de Mortimer.

1322, Oliver made Justice of Chester.

1322, Oliver attended the king on an expedition into Scotland.

10/14/1322, King Edward at the losing Battle of Byland, 20 miles north of York, against Robert Bruce, King of Scotland. [This defeat compelled King Edward to recognize Scottish independence.]

11/14/1323, Oliver ordered to pursue the adherents of Roger de Mortimer, who had escaped from the Tower in London. [Roger de Mortimer fled to France where he became estranged Queen Isabella’s lover.]

1324, Oliver attended the Great Council at Westminster; appointed an advisor to Edmund, Earl of Kent in Gascony.

4/1324, Oliver sent with Edmund, earl of kent, the king’s brother, on embassy to King Charles IV of France at Paris. (S) CPRs., 3/26/1323.

8/1324, King Edward began the War of Saint-Sardos with his brother-in-law King Charles of France, who had invaded Aquitaine.

1324, Oliver served under Edmund of Woodstock, Earl of Kent in Aquitaine during the War of Saint-Sardos.

1324-5, Oliver, Marshall of the English army, in the War of Saint-Sardos between King Edward and King Charles of France.

2/4/1325, Oliver de Ingham, to Hugh le Despenser, jnr.: his responsibility for the events in Gascony; a French breach of the truce; increased French forces. (S) UKNA. [The Despensers were the downfall of King Edward II.]

4/1325, Hugh le Despenser junior to Oliver de Ingham: thanks for his news; he apologizes for not writing often, because of the pressure of work; he will deal with the points raised; Ingham should do his duties by the king; the office of marshal of the army. (S) UKNA.

10/7/1325, Oliver Ingham appointed by Edward, duke of Guyenne and earl of Chester, as seneschal of Gascony. Oliver made attacks against French positions, including a successful attack against Agen. (S) The War of Saint-Sardos, Offices of the Royal Historical Society, 1954.

1326-7, Bonet de Sulir … in Gascony … ordered by Oliver de Ingham, then Seneschal of Gascony, to go with him, with 8 mounted men-at-arms and 40 foot sergeants to succour and provision the castle of Saintes. (S) UKNA.

9/24/1326, Roger de Mortimer and Queen Isabella invaded England, landing at Ipswich, joining up with Henry, Earl of Lancaster and other opponents of the Despensers.

1/24/1327, Edward III, age 14, succeeded Edward II as King of England. [1/20/1327, Edward II abdicated.]

2/4/1327, Oliver, having  returned to England, a Commissioner of Regency [1 of 12] during the minority of King Edward III.

2/19/1327, Protection for John de la Tour by testimony of Oliver de Ingham, steward of Gascony. (S) CPRs.

4/1/1327, Beginning of letters of Charles, King of France, pardoning the banished Oliver de Ingham and others in Guienne. (S) UKNA.

6/1328, Oliver, called to parliament, named Chief Justice of Chester.

2/1329, Oliver a Justice in the trial of those that had attempted to overthrow Roger de Mortimer. [Oliver conducted multiple trials over the next year.]

3/14/1330, Roger de Mortimer executed Edward II’s half-brother, 28-year-old Edmund of Woodstock, Earl of Kent. [This act by Queen Isabella and Roger, execution of a King’s son, would quickly lead to their downfall.]

3/21/1330, Oliver and John Mautravers appointed to discover the adherents of Edmund of Woodstock, Earl of Kent.

10/18/1330 at Nottingham castle, King Edward III captured his mother Queen Isabella and Roger Mortimer [who was soon executed.] Isabella was escorted to Windsor where she was placed under house arrest.

10/19/1330, Oliver captured at Nottingham castle, sent to the Tower in London. [Like Mortimer’s sons, Oliver was never charged with a crime.]

12/8/1330, Oliver received a full pardon from King Edward III.

1331, Oliver, Justiciar of Chester. (S) UKNA.

6/1332, Oliver reappointed Seneschal of Gascony. (S) UKNA. [Oliver granted £400 yearly in expenses in addition to his fee for being Seneschal.]

7/1333 at Bordeaux, Oliver de Ingham, seneschal of Aquitaine, and John Travers, constable of Bordeaux, to Edward III: a complaint of a robbery of a Gascon merchant. (S) UKNA.

10/1334, Oliver sent word to King Edward that King Philip VI of France intended to seize Ponthieu as ransom for disputed castles. (S) Edward III, Ormrod, 2013, P185.

12/26/1335, Order to cause Oliver de Ingham, seneschal of Gascony, who is staying there in the king's service in his office, to have respite until Midsummer next for all the debts which he owes to the king. (S) CCRs.

1337, Oliver, Seneschal of Gascony, headquarter at Bordeaux when the Hundred Years War began.

11/1337, King Edward, claiming the throne of France through his mother, beginning the 100 Years War with the battle of Cadzand, a Flemish island. With 600 men-at-arms and 2000 archers they embarked on the Thames from London. On the third tide they left Margate for Cadsant. The locals and soldiers saw them coming. The French attached the ships with archers. The English landed with battle axes, sword and lances. The English archers then decimated the French. More than 3000 French soldiers were killed. Edward III had the village burnt before returning to England.

6/5/1338 at Bordeaux, Oliver de Ingham to Edward III: request for the ransoming of a captured messenger. (S) UKNA.

1339, Oliver defeated a French force before Bordeaux.

1340 at Bordeaux, Oliver de Ingham, seneschal of Aquitaine, to Edward III: certificate of lands etc. lost by the lord d'Albret. (S) UKNA.

1341, Debenture of the treasury of Bordeaux Castle for £103 6s to John Dyeus, knight, for wages of himself and 4 mounted squires retained by Oliver de Ingham, knight, Seneschal of Aquitaine. (S) UKNA.

7/1342, Oliver, having returned to England to get fresh troops for Edward III’s campaign in Brittany, sailed back to Gascony from Dartmouth.

1343, John le Archdekne served in Gascony under Oliver de Ingham. [Oliver repaired the castle at Bayonne. (S) UKNA.]

4/6/1343, Oliver recalled from Gascony.

1/29/1344, “Oliver de Ingham: Wiltshire, Hampshire, Suffolk, Norfolk, Dorset”, Lord Ingham, knight, died; buried in Holy Trinity Church, Ingham: “Mounsier Oliver de Ingham gist icy, et Dame Elizabeth sa compagne que luy Dieux de les almes eit mercy.” Oliver died possessed of the manor of Weybread [which the husband of Joan possessed at his death.]

1/30/1344, Writ for IPM of Oliver de Ingham in counties Norfolk, Suffolk, Southampton, Wilts, Oxford, Berks, Surrey, and Sussex. (S) CFRs.

[––Elizabeth––]

2/26/1344, Grant to the king's aunt, Mary, countess of Norfolk, of the wardship of the lands late of Oliver de Ingham, chivaler, until the lawful age of Mary, daughter of John de Curzon, kinswoman and one of the heirs of Oliver. (S) CFRs. [See 6/21/1334 below.]

5/7/1344, Order to deliver to Elizabeth, late the wife of Oliver de Ingham, the manors of Waxtenesham [Norfolk, £9 13s 10d yearly], Lammesse [Norfolk, 42s yearly] and Weybrede [Suffolk, £10 10s 7d yearly], Stupellangeford [Wilts, £6  11s 10d yearly] and Hampteworth [Wilts, 24s yearly] together with the issues thereof, to hold in dower, as of the lands which belonged to Oliver at his death the king assigned to Elizabeth, with the assent of Roger Lestraunge and Joan his wife, one of Oliver's daughters and heirs … [5+ knights’ fees] … the advowson of Badingham church, co. Suffolk, extended at £20 yearly … advowson of the church of St. John the Baptist, Waxtenesham, co. Norfolk, extended at £6  yearly … the church of St. Margaret, Waxtenesham at 40s yearly … Somerset … [£120+ yearly] … (S) CCRs.

6/1349, The Plague reached Dorset, and had spread across England by the end of 1349.

10/11/1350, Elizabeth died.

10/16/1350, Order to escheator of Wilts … 2 parts of the manor of Estcodeford, together with the advowson of the church of that town, for the life of Katharine late the wife of John son of Oliver de Ingham, now a minoress of the order of the abbey of minoresses without Algate, London, … the said Oliver granted them with the king's licence to her and her said husband and the heirs of their bodies, with reversion to himself and his heirs, and that John died without such heir, and that Katharine after his death, before entering the said order, granted them for her life to … all now deceased, … the third part now belongs to Joan late the wife of Roger Lestraunge, daughter and heir of the said Oliver, who is of full age, … to deliver the said 2 parts and advowson to Joan, as the king has respited her homage and fealty. (S) CFRs.

11/10/1350, Writ for IPM of Elizabeth late the wife of Oliver de Ingham. Wilts: Stupellangeford. A moiety of the manor. Hampteworth. The manor. … Estcodeford. A third part of the manor … She died on 11 October, 24 Edward III. The reversion of all the aforesaid lands &c. belongs to Joan, late the wife of Roger Lestraunge, daughter and heir of Oliver de Ingham, who is of full age. (S) CIsPM.

(S) Ess. Tow’s Topo. Hist. of Norfolk, V9, 1808, Ingham.

Family notes:

·         Holinshed calls Oliver (30422630) a young, lusty, valiant knight, in great esteem with King Edward II.

Children of Oliver and Elizabeth:

i. Oliver de Ingham, born ? in England.

1326, Oliver died before his father leaving his brother John as the heir.

ii. John de Ingham, born ? in England.

John married Katherine ?

John died, his sisters his heirs, Katherine holding dower.

Katherine became a minoress of the order of the abbey of minoresses without Algate, London.

1350, Katherine died, revisions to John’s sister Joan. [Likely died in the plague.]

iii. Elizabeth de Ingham, born ? in England.

Elizabeth married Sir John de Curson.

By 1344, Elizabeth died before her father.

Daughter Mary (b.1335, d.1349). Mary married John de Cobham, and then Stephen de Tumby. [No children.]

6/21/1344, Order to John Mauduyt, escheator in the county of Wilts, to deliver to Roger Lestraunge and Joan (15211315) his wife, daughter and one of the heirs of Oliver de Ingham, … Joan's pourparty … Mary daughter of John Curzon, kinswoman and the other heir of Oliver, until Mary's lawful age. (S) CFRs.

1349, Mary died, her aunt Joan her heir. [Likely died in the plague.]

iv. Joan de Ingham (15211315), born ~1320 in England.


Sir Gilbert de Stapleton & Agnes Fitz Alan

30422628. Sir Gilbert de Stapleton & 30422629. Agnes Fitz Alan

1291, Gilbert de Stapledon born in Yorkshire, England, 2nd s/o 60845256. Miles de Stapleton & 60845257. Isabel Bellew.

1300, Agnes born in England, d/o 60845410. Lord Brian Fitz Alan & 60845411. Maud ?.

5/10/1306, Grant to Miles de Stapelton of the marriage of the eldest daughter [Agnes], a minor in the king’s custody, and one of the heirs of Brian son of Alan, … (S) CPRs.

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

1307-8, Agnes, age 7, heiress to her uncle Theobald Fitz Alan.

[––Gilbert & Agnes––]

1308, Gilbert married to Agnes.

1310, Miles settled North Moreton, Berkshire, on his son Gilbert.

5-6/1312, 5 barons involved in the capture of Piers Gaveston, besieging him at Scarborough castle.

6/19/1312, Piers Gaveston, sometime Earl of Cornwall, King Edward’s favorite, was executed at Blacklow Hill, Warwickshire, by the earls of Lancaster, Hereford and Arundel. [Piers, apparently a good soldier and administrator, would be replaced by “favorites” who were vicious and power seekers – the law of unintended consequences. 7 Earls would be executed in 18 years – the last English earl having been executed 236 years before.]

10/1313, Miles with his wife and 3 sons [including Gilbert], in a long list of adherents of Lancaster who were pardoned for the murder of Gaveston.

6/24/1314, Gilbert’s father died, his older brother Nicholas the heir.

9/14/1314, IPM of Miles de Stapelton alias de Stapulton. … Nicholas his son, aged 25 and more, is his next heir. Berks: Northmorton. The manor held for life … by fine … granted to the said Miles for life with remainder to his son Gilbert and the heirs of his body … (S) CIsPM.

1315, Gilbert summoned to Doncaster, Yorkshire, by Archbishop Grenefield.

12/15/1317, Order not to intermeddle further with the purparty of her fathers’s lands falling to Agnes, daughter of Brian son of Alan, wife of Gilbert de Stapelton, … Agnes proved her age before John de Evre, late escheator beyond Trent. (S) CCRs.

7/8/1319, Gilbert appointed the escheator north of Trent. (S) UKNA.

1319, Gilbert summoned against the Scots.

9/7/1319, King Edward at the siege of Berwick-upon-Tweed, Scotland.

1/27/1320, Gilbert the King’s escheator of Bedale and North Norton, Yorkshire.

10/31/1321, Gilbert of Bedale, Yorkshire, died.

[––Agnes––]

Anges married 2nd Sir Thomas Sheffield. (S) Hist. of York North Riding, V1, 1914, Bedale.

7/8/1328 at York, Thomas de Shefeld' and Agnes, his wife, querents … A moiety of the manor of Baynton' in the county of York and a moiety of the manor of Biker in Holand' in the county of Lincoln. … the third part of the moieties - which Maud, who was the wife of Brian, son of Alan, held in dower of the inheritance of Roger de la More on the day the agreement was made, and which after the decease of Maud ought to revert to Roger … after the decease of Maud shall remain to Thomas and Agnes, to hold together with the 2 parts … remainder to Brian son of Gilbert de Stapleton … remainder to the right heirs of Agnes. (S) Feet of Fines, CP 25/1/286/36, no.88.

4/21/1331 at Westminster, 1328 grant enrolled.

1334 at York, Thomas de Sheffeld and Agnes his wife, quer., Roger de la More, parson of the church of Little Casterton, def, of 8 tofts and 6 bovates and 44 acres of land in Ulvyngton and Rumbaldkirk: To hold to Thomas and Agnes for their lives; remainder to Nicholas their son for life; remainder to the right heirs of Agnes. (S) Yorkshire Arch. Soc., V42, Feet of Fines for the County of York, 1910, P71.

Agnes died, buried in St. Gregory’s church, Bedale, with her husband Thomas (d.1345).

(S) Hist. of Berkshire, V3, 1923, North Moreton.

Family notes:

·         1360, The priory of Ingham founded by Sir Miles de Stapleton (15211314), and the Lady Joan his wife, … They were to officiate and pray for the souls of … Sir Gilbert de Stapleton, and the Lady Agnes, father and mother of Sir Miles, the founder, … (S) Ess. Tow’s Topo. Hist. of Norfolk, V9, 1808, Ingham.

Children of Gilbert and Agnes:

i. Miles de Stapleton (15211314), born ~1315 in England. [Heir]

ii. Brian de Stapleton, born ? in England.

Child of Thomas and Agnes:

Nicholas de Sheffeld, born ? in England.


G25: 30422628 Norwich


30422628. Sir John de Norwich & 30422629. Margaret ?

~1300, John born in England, s/o 2498694. Sir Walter de Norwich & 2498695. Catherine de Hedersete.

2/25/1308, Edward II crowned king of England.

2/24/1319, Grant to John de Norwico, king’s yoeman, son of Walter de Norwico, if he shall survive his father, that he may hold, … for life the manors of Dalham and Bradefeld, co. Suffolk, formerly held by queen Margaret, which the king had granted to the said Walter for life subject to render of 50£ a year. (S) CPRs.

11/1320, John knighted.

7/1322, John given protection to serve with the king in Scotland.

10/14/1322, King Edward fought the battle of Byland [20 miles north of York] against Robert Bruce, and was nearly captured by the Scots invading south at Rievaulx abbey.

8/1324, King Edward began the “War of Saint-Sardos” with his brother-in-law King Charles of France.

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

1/20/1328, John’s father died.

John married Margaret.

7/5/1329, John de Norwico, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Henry de Harnhull, knight, 250£. (S) CCRs, V1. [Sir John de Norwico, son of Sir Walter de Norwico, knight.]

10/14/1331, Pardon, at the request of Robert de Ufford, to John de Norwyco, knight, of a fine of 126 marks, for certain trespasses … (S) CPRs.

9/23/1334, Licence for the alienation in mortain by Katherine late the wife of Walter de Norwico and John son of Walter de Norwico to the prior and convent of Holy Trinity, Norwich, … (S) CPRs.

1/2/1335, Appointment of John de Norwico as captain and admiral of the king’s fleet of ship of Great Yarmouth and other ports … along the coast towards the north. (S) CPRs.

12/8/1335, Licence for the alienation in mortmain by John de Norwico, knight, to the prior and convent of Great Massingham … Norfolk. (S) CPRs.

10/15/1336, Whereas the king lately commanded John de Norwico, admiral of his fleet … void see of Norwich … gift from the king among the masters and mariners of ships of Great Yarmouth … about to put to sea with the admiral … (S) CPRs.

3/1337, Sir John appointed lieuteant of Sir Oliver de Ingham as seneschal of Gascony.

8/27/1337, Reginald de Nairford, knight, going beyond the seas on the king’s service with John de Norwico. (S) CPRs.

11/1337, King Edward, claiming the throne of France through his mother, began the 100 Years War with the battle of Cadzand, a Flemish island. With 600 men-at-arms and 2000 archers they embarked on the Thames from London. On the third tide they left Margate for Cadsant. The locals and soldiers saw them coming. The French attached the ships with archers. The English landed with battle axes, sword and lances. Wryneck, Earl of Derby, s/o Henry of Lancaster, was wounded. The English archers then decimated the French. More than 3000 French soldiers were killed. Edward III had the village burnt before returning to England. (S) Chronicles of England, France, Spain, and the adjoining countries …, Froissart, P31.

6/15/1339, [Referring to licence of 1334] … now the said Katharine and John being unable for certain legal impediments to assign these … have made petition for the alienation in mortmain … to the prior and convent of Massyngham … (S) CPRs.

9/20/1339, King Edward, with a force of 12,000 attacked Cambresis, Tournai, Vermandois and Laon [in what is now far northern France.]

11/11/1339, Grant, for good service done often in the duchy [of Aquitaine] and elsewhere, to John de Norwico of an annuity of 50 marks … (S) CPRs.

1/9/1340, Pardon to Walter de Norwico and Margaret his wife for acquiring in tail from John de Norwico, his father, the manor of Dalham … and the reversion of the manor of Bradefeld, expectant on the demise of Katherine late the wife of Walter de Norwico, knight, … to enter into the manor of Bradefild on the death of Katharine. (S) CPRs.

2/1340, John de Norwich accused of unlawful seizure of a Ghent merchant's ship near Great Yarmouth.

6/24/1340, John serving with King Edward, in a fleet of 200 ships, won the Battle of Sluys against the French. The French navy guarded an inlet used as an approach to the continent. In a 9-hour battle the English attacked 166 French ships at their moorings. From his flagship, the Thomas, Edward directed the attack making maximum use of his archers. Most of the French fleet and some Genoese ships were destroyed.

4/1342, John, baron Norwich, attended the Great Council.

1342, Admiral John de Norwich built Mettingham castle.

1/22/1343, Exemption for life of John de Norwico, knight, from being put on assizes, juries or recognitions, and from appointment as mayor, sheriff, coroner, escheator or other bailiff or minister of the king, agains his will. (S) CPRs.

8/21/1343, Licence for John de Norwico to crenellate the dwelling-places of his manors of Metyngham, co. Suffolk, and Blakworth and Lyng, co. Norfolk. (S) CPRs.

John’s mother died.

10/14/1343,  Licence for the alienation in mortmain by John de Norwico … good estate of him and Margery his wife … (S) CPRs. [Founding of the College of Raveningham, co. Norfolk. (S) Catalogue of the Stowe Manuscripts, 1895, P621.]

3/1/1344, Pardon to John de Norwico of 10 marks wherewith he made a fine for a licence to alienate land in mortmain … (S) CPRs.

8/20/1344, Commission … to keep the peace … to John de Norwico and John de la Rokele in the town of Norwich. (S) CPRs.

10/12/1344 at Norwich, John de Stratford, Archbishop of Canterbury,…, Sir Robert de Ufford, Earlof Suffolk, Sir John Bardolf, Lord of Wormgeye, Sir John de Norwich, …, Knights, were witnesses to an agreement of Richard Spynk, citizen of Norwich, to complete some work. (S) Essay towards a Topographical History of the County of Norfolk, V3, 1806.

7/7/1345, Pardon, at the request of the king’s kinsman, the earl of Derby, to John de Norwico, ‘chivaler,’ … (S) CPRs.

2/1346, John as garrison commander at Engoulesme, France, was besieged by the duke of Normandy. When John’s provisions were running out he proposed a cessation of hostilities for Candlemas-day. John escaped with his garrison to Aiguillon. (S) A Complete History of England, V2, 1758, P464.

8/26/1346, John a banneret in the 1st division at the battle of Crecy. (S) Collections for a History of Staffordshire, V18, P55.

Aft. 1346, John’s son Walter died.

5/1347, John, 1 of 30 summoned to the king sithout delay with all their power.

1348, The Black Death entered the west countryside of England [likely entering through Bristol].

6/1/1348, Commission of oyer to John de Norwico, … co. Suffolk … . (S) CPRs.

3/24/1349, John de Norwico, king’s serjeant-at-arms. (S) CPRs.

2/20/1350, Commission of the peace, … Robert de Ufford, earl of Suffolk, … John de Norwiche, … in the county of Norfolk. (S) CPRs.

11/2/1356, Licence, at the request of Queen Isabel, for the alienation in mortmain by John de Norwico to the prioress and convent of Brodholm of the advowson of the church of Warham, … (S) CPRs.

6/20/1358, John summoned to council.

2/6/1359, Commission to John de Norwico, … to make inquisition … county of Norfolk … (S) CPRs.

4/3/1360, Johanni de Norwico, lord Norwich, summoned to parliament.

8/26/1360, William de Morlee, staying in England … his attorney … John de Norwico received the attorney by writ. (S) CPRs.

8/15/1362, John died; buried at Ravingham.

6/15/1366, Margaret died, wardship of her lands held in dower granted to Thomas de Ufford, of the inheritance of John, son of Walter, son and heir of the said John de Norwico, which lands are extended 45£ 10s 11d yearly. (S) CPRs.

Child of John and Margaret:

i. Walter de Norwich (15211314), born ~1320 in England.

Sir Richard de Plays & Margaret de Lancaster

30422624. Sir Richard de Plays & 30422625. Margaret de Lancaster

8/1/1296, Richard de Plais born in England, s/o 60845248. Giles de Plays & 60845249. Joan de Burgulio.

~1300, Margaret born in England, d/o §§Roger de Lancaster. (S) Hundred of Launditch, V1, Carthew, 1877, P229.

1302, Richard, age 6, when his father died.

12/29/1302, Confirmation of a grant to Margaret, Queen Consort, of the custody of the lands and heirs of Giles de Playz, tenant in chief, with the marriage of the heirs.

3/1303, Richard’s mother Joan appointed Robert de Elmham to the rectory of Knapton.

7/7/1305, Grant to William Howard and Alice his wife … custody, during the minority of the heirs, of the manor of Knapton, … late of Gyles de Playz, tenant in chief, … (S) CPRs.

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

1310, Richard de Plaiz of the county of York. (S) Year Books of Edward II, V3, 1905, P8.

By 1316, Richard knighted. (S) Norfolk Archaeology, V30, 1952, P238.

1316, Richard de Plais held Knapton of the Earle Warren. (S) Hundred of North Erpingham, 1883, P107.

9/15/1317, Order to cause Richard de Plaiz, son and heir of Giles de Plaiz, … to have seisin of his father’s lands, as he has proved his age and the king has taken his homage. (S) CCRs.

11/20/1317, Richard de Playz summoned to parliament.

By 1318, Margaret heiress of her brother John de Lancaster. (S) Hundred of Launditch, V1, Carthew, 1877, P229. (S) Ess. Tow’s Topo. Hist. of Norfolk, V7, 1807, Toftes.

By 1319, Richard married Margaret.

1321, Richard de Plays presented Robert de Stevington to the church of Knapton.

1/28/1322, Richard de Plaiz, going with Aymer de Valencia, earl of Pembroke [to the Marches of Wales.] (S) CPRs.

3/14/1322, Richard de Playz summoned to parliament.

7/21/1322, Richard de Plays going on the king’s service to Scotland with Aymer de Valencia, earl of Pembroke. (S) CPRs.

1324, Richard supervisor of the levies for Cambridgeshire.

6/8/1324, Richard de Plays going on the king’s service to the duchy of Aquitaine with Aymer de Valencia, earl of Pembroke, the king’s kinsman. (S) CPRs.

8/1324, King Edward began the War of Saint-Sardos with his brother-in-law King Charles of France, who had invaded Aquitaine.

1325, Richard de Plaiz and Margaret his wife settled Knapton on themselves. (S) Hundred of North Erpingham, 1883, P107.

6/27/1325, Order to cause Richard son of Giles de Playz, kinsman of Ralph son of Richard de Plaiz, to be discharged of the scutage … for the lands of the said Ralph … armies of Scotland of the 5th and 10th years of the late king’s reign, … [Ralph’s father Richard died 1269, Ralph died in 1283.] (S) CCRs.

9/10/1325, Protection for the following going with the king’s son Edward, earl of Chester to … Richard de Playz … going beyond seas on the king’s service. (S) CPRs.

12/12/1325, Mary, late the wife of Aymer de Valencia, earl of Pembroke, going beyond seas … Protection … going with the said Mary … Richard de Plaiz … (S) CPRs.

4/4/1326, Appointment … Edward de Sancto Johanne for Richard de Playz [an arrayer] in the county of Sussex. (S) CPRs.

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

1327, Richard a commissioner of the peace for Cambridgeshire.

5/1327, Richard died beyond seas. The hiers of John de Bassingbourne held the manor of Bassingbourne under Richard de Playz. (S) A Family History Comprising Surnames, Gowdy, 1919, P77. (S) CPRs. [Richard de Plaiz, Knt., killed at Helaw. (S) PA, P331.]

8/14/1327, Writ for IPM of Richard de Plaiz. Cambridge: Foulmere. A certain part of the manor, including a capital messuage, 2 parts of a water-mill, and perquisites of court and the market, … He died on Saturday the feast of the Assumption last part. Giles his son, aged 7 years, is his next heir. Norfolk: Wetyngg. 2 parts of the manor, including a capital messuage, and a fishery, … Sussex: Ilford. The manor with its members of Wannyngore, Warplesbourn, and Wourth … Essex: Great Okle. The manor … Bentfield. The manor … [18+ knights’ fees] … (S) CIsPM.

[––Margaret––]

10/11/1327, Order to deliver to Margaret, late the wife of Richard de Plaiz, … assigned to her in dower; … (S) CCRs.

2/25/1328, Grant, … to Richard de Waldegrave, of that which pertains to the king of the marriage of Margaret, late the wife of Richard de Plaitz, tenant in chief, that is, the fine for the marriage, or the forfeiture if she marry without licence. (S) CPRs.

(S) Peerages of England, Burke, 1831, P433. (S) The History of an East Anglian Soke, Hood, 1918, P32. (S) Hist. & Antiq’s of Norfolk, 1781. (S) De Antiquis Legibus Liber:, 1846, P-41.

Child of Richard and Margaret:

i. Giles de Plaiz, born 1320 in England.

7/16/1334, Giles, son of Richard de Plaiz died, his brother Richard his heir. (S) Writ of certiorari, 9/22/1344.

ii. Richard de Plaiz (15211312), born 9/21/1323 in England.


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