~1300, Reynold de la Mare born in Hereford, England, s/o §§Sir Reynold de la Mare of Little Hereford and Yatton.
1316, Reginald’s grandfather died.
1321, Identities of those attending a banned tournament: Hugh de Menill; Robert de Menill; … John Corbet; John de Sutton; … Nicholas Lestraunge; John de Montgomery; Henry de Birmingham; … Edmund Trussel; Robert de Massy; … Thomas Tuchet; … John de Aldington; William de Thorp; Reginald de la Mare; … Thomas de Menill; … Philip de Chetewynd; … Miles de Verdun; … John de Asshele; … Robert de Clynton; … Hamo de Massy; Thomas de Verdun. (S) UKNA.
Aft. 3/23/1322, Reginald’s father died. [His father’s lands previously taken, ordered restored.]
9/7/1325, Reginald de la Mare owed £80 from Richard, son of Richard de Gloucester, … (S) CCRs.
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.
10/26/1326, Archbishop John Stratford arrived at Bristol seeking protection from Queen Isabella, and joined a council of supporters in proposing an alternative government under the rule of Prince Edward as “Keeper of the Relm”.
1/7/1327, Parliament deposed Edward II.
1/20/1327, Reginald de la Mare created a knight banneret. [Must have been a supporter of Queen.]
1/24/1327, Edward III, age 14, succeeded Edward II as King of England.
4/3/1337, Commission of oyer … complaint by Joan, late the wife of Richard Talbot, that … Reginald de la Mare, the elder, Robert, his brother, … and others broke her parks at Richards castle … (S) CPRs.
1340, Richard son of John the muneter of Wunton, grant … Witnesses: Edmund of Cornwall, knight, Reginald de la Mare, … (S) Shropshire Archives 3320/18a/1.
8/26/1346, Sir Reginald de la Mare fought as a king’s knight at the battle of Crecy, north of Paris. (S) Crecy and Calais, 1898, P38.
8/26/1346, The Battle of Crecy, north of Paris. Edward III vs. Philip VI, heralded the rise of the longbow as the dominant weapon, and also saw the use of the ribauldequin, an early cannon, by the English. The English longbowmen could fire much more quickly than the Genoese, with a killing range of 250 yards. A decisive victory, a third of the French forces lost [mainly to arrows] to less than 100 Englishmen, this started the decline in importance of the mounted knight, and the rise of England as a European power.
9/4/1346, The English began the year-long siege of the port of Calais.
8/1347, Calais fell when King Philip failed to support their siege and retreated.
1348, The Black Death entered the west countryside of England.
11/6/1349, Reynold de la Mare appointed a collector of the 10th and 15th in Herefordshire. (S) CFRs.
7/20/1350, Reynold de la Mare a collector of the 10th and 15th in Herefordshire. (S) CFRs.
10/1/1350, Reginald de la Mare witnessed a gift of Sir Roger de Mortimer of Wygemore, the date of the passage to Hogges, Normandy.
10/1/1351, Enrolment of indenture … Roger de Mortuo Mari, lord of Wyggemer and of Trym, … Witnesses: Sir Bartholomew de Burghersh, Sir John de Beauchamp, … Sir Reginald de la Mare, knights; … (S) CCRs.
2/15/1352, Reginald de la Mare, knight, a witness to a quitclaim of John de Clambow of the manor of Talgarth to Philip at Rees, knight. (S) UKNA.
5/6/1352, Reginald de la Mare, knight, diocese of Hereford, in the papal registers of Pope Clement VI. (S) Cal. of Papal Entries, V3, 1897, P443. [Reginald obtained a papal indult to choose a confessor.]
6/5/1353, Gift … All the manor of Upton on Teme [Hereford] … Witnesses: Lord Reginald de la Mare. (S) UKNA.
10/1/1355, King Edward III landing in Calais, proceeds on raids into Pas de Calais, Artois and Picady.
7/20/1356, Letters patent … Reginald de la Mare, and the sheriff of Hertford, to provide 120 archers for the war in France. (S) Appendices to a Report on Rymer’s Feodera, APP.E, 1869, P22.
5/31/1357, Gift of … The manor of Upton super Teme [Hereford] … Witnesses: Lord Reginald de la Mare. (S) UKNA.
By 1358, Reginald died.
(S) The Seymour Family of Hatch, Somerset, and De La Mare Family of Little Hereford, Reed, 2010.
· Reynold de la Mare, eldest s/o §§Sir John de la Mare [died 1316]. Note: there were at least 7 John de la Mare’s contemporary to this time.
Children of Reginald and Margery:
i. Reginald de la Mare, born ~1320 in England.
Child: Sir Peter de la Mare [Speaker of the House of Commons in 1376.]
ii. Joan de la Mare (15210499), born ~1330 in England.