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Monday, December 26, 2011

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.


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.