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Tuesday, December 6, 2011
G25: 23641014 Brus-Lancaster
23641014. Peter de Brus & 23641015. Helwise
Bef. 1198, Peter born in England, s/o 47282028. Peter de Brus &
47282029. Agnes of Albemarle.
~1200, Helwise born in England, d/o 47282030. Gilbert fitz
Roger fitz Reinfrid & 47282031. Helwise de Lancaster.
10/28/1216, Henry III, age 9, crowned king of England.
Bef. 1/17/1222, Peter’s father died.
2/3/1222, To the sheriff of Yorkshire. Peter de Brus, son and
heir of Peter de Brus, has made fine with the king by £100 for his relief of
the barony formerly of Peter, his father, which he held of the king in chief,
and by 40 m. for having the wapentake of Langbaurgh which falls to him by
hereditary right. … Order to cause Peter to have full seisin without delay of
the aforesaid barony and wapentake with their appurtenances. (S) FRsHIII.
1223, Peter de Brus agreed to the rights of the canons of Guisborough
as granted by his father. 6/20/1224, Peter at the siege of Bedford castle.
8/15/1224, On submission of Bedford castle, William de Bréauté
[and possibly others] was hanged.
8/17/1224, Order to the barons of the Exchequer that since the
king has given such respite to Peter de Brus from the 20 m. which he ought to
have paid to him at Easter last past. (S) FRsHIII.
1227, Peter had licence to hold a market at Skelton on Monday. (S)
Yorkshire Archaeological Journal, V13, 1895, P246.
1230, Peter served in Poitou with King Henry III.
7/17/1234, The king has granted to his beloved and faithful
Peter de Brus that if he will render presently at the Exchequer 3 m. of the 63
m. which he owes the king. (S) FRsHIII.
12/17/1234, Yorkshire. Patrick of Westerdale gives the
king one mark for attainting twelve jurors by 24 knights in the assize of novel
disseisin that Peter de Brus arraigned against the aforesaid Patrick. (S)
9/27/1237, Acceptance of a marriage contracted between Peter
son and heir of Peter de Brus, and Hilary eldest daughter of Peter de Malo
Lacu, also a marriage contracted between Peter son and heir of the said Peter
de Malo Lacu and Joan, eldest daughter of the said Peter de Brus. (S) CPRs.
6/10/1240, Richard of Cornwall, younger brother of King Henry,
led English knights off on the 6th crusade. Peter departed on the crusade
with Peter de Mauley.
10/11/1240, Yorkshire. Order to the sheriff of Yorkshire to
take all the lands formerly of Peter de Brus in his bailiwick into the king’s
hand and to keep them safely until the king orders him otherwise. (S) FRsHIII.
Bef. 11/15/1240, Peter, Lord of Skelton, died at Marseille,
France on the trip to the Holy Land. Peter’s body was returned to England;
buried at Guisborough.
Bef. 1247, Helwise died.
(S) History and Topography of the city of York, Whellan, 1859,
P813. (S) The Yorkshire Archaeological Journal, V1, 1892, P139. (S) The Brus
Family in England and Scotland, Blakely, 2005.
Children of Peter and Helwise:
i. Peter de Brus, born ~1220 in England.
1237, Peter married to Hilaria de Mauley, d/o Peter de Mauley & Isabella, d/o Robert de Turnham.
11/15/1240, Concerning a fine made for Peter, son of Peter de
Brus. Peter, son and heir of Peter de Brus, has made fine with the king by 200
m. for his relief of the lands … to have seisin of all lands that the aforesaid
Peter held of the king in chief and of which he was seised as of fee on the day
he set out on pilgrimage to the Holy Land. (S) FRsHIII.
1241, Hilary’s father died.
1246-47, Peter the heir to his maternal uncle William de
Lancastre [coheir with Walter de Lindsey, son of his maternal aunt Alice.]
6/1/1267, Exemption for life, at the instance of Peter de Brus,
of Robert Maucovenaunt, from being put on assizes, … (S) CPRs.
9/21/1268, Peter granted a fair to be held at the manor of
Kendale, Westmorland. (S) Gazetteer of Markets and Fairs.
9/18/1272, Peter, 7th Baron Langbaugh, died, his
heirs his sisters: Agnes and her husband Walter de Fauconberg:- The castle of
Skelton with the Park around the castle. The profits of the boats at Coatham
and Redcar. Rights and royalties appertaining to the village of Skelton. The
manor of Marske, Redcar, Upleatham, Stanghow and Gerrick. The forest of Skelton
with Haia and great park. Aysdale and the Chase of Westwith. Areas of forest
towards Danby and Commondale and hunting rights. A quarter part of the 'wreck
of the sea' between Yarm and Runswick. To Lucia, who was married to Marmaduke
de Thweng:- Danby, Lealholm, Yarm, Brotton, Skinningrove, Brotton and forest to
the south of Skelton. To Margaret, who was married to Robert de Ros:- The barony
of Kendal. Ladereyne who was married to John de Bella Aqua:- Carlton, Thorpe
Arches and other Yorkshire manors.
ii. Joan de Mauley, born ~1223 in England.
1237, Joan married Peter de Mauley, s/o Peter de Mauley. [Brother
of Peter’s wife.]
Bef. 9/18/1272, Joan died. [Apparently without heirs.]
iii. Lucia de Brus (47281181), born ~1225 in England.
iv. Agnes Brus (11820507), born ~1230 in England.
v. Margaret de Brus (23641489), born ~1235 in England.
vi. Laderina de Brus (121690515), born born by 1240 in England.