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Sunday, January 22, 2012

Lord Robert de Chetwode & Lucie Malherbe

16886848. Lord Robert de Chetwode & 16886849. Lucie Malherbe

 ~1230, Robert born in Buckingham, England, s/o §§John de Chetwode.

~1235, Lucy born in Bedfordshire, England.

Abt 1253, Robert married Lucie, Lady of Hockcliffe, eventually becoming coheir to manor Hockcliffe, Bedford. [Lucie related to John Malherbe (d.1278-79), who held Hockliffe in 1251; his heir John, a minor, holding in 1283.]

11/16/1272, Edward I succeeded Henry III as King of England. [While on crusade.]

1275, Chetwode (Bucks); … assise of novel disseisin arraigned by the prior of Chetwode against Robert de Chetwode, touching common pasture. (S) Report of the Deputy Keeper, V44, P63.

1282, Robert, Knt., Lord of the manor of Chetwode, Buckingham.

1284, The prior of Chetwode held 8½ virgates at Chetwode with the site of the priory, of Robert de Chetwode. (S) Hist. of Buckingham, V1, 1905, Priory of Chetwode.

4/20/1290, Commission of oyer and terminer to Hugh de Brok and Robert de Chetwode, touching the persons who lately arrested the carts of Richard son of John, laden with timber, at Wendovre, co. Buckingham, … (S) CPRs.

1302, Robert and Lucy holding Hocliffe manor with William Pont.

(S) The Baronetage of England:, 1771, P535. (S) Hist. of Buckingham, V4, 1927, Chetwode. (S) Hist. of Bedford, V3, 1912, Hockliffe.

Family notes:

·         1222, John de Chetwode founded a priory at Chetwode. (S) Hist. & Antiq’s of the Town, Hundred, and Deanry of Buckingham, 1755, P172.

Children of Robert and Lucie:

i. John Chetwode (8443424), born ~1255 in Buckingham, England.


Sunday, January 8, 2012

Sir Richard de Fourneux & Sibylla ?

30422850. Sir Richard de Fourneux & 30422851. Sibylla ?

~1275, Richard de Furneaux born in England, s/o §§Walter de Fourneux.

1279, Richard’s father Walter died leaving him heir to Beighton manor.

1300, Richard de Furneux sheriff of Nottingham.

4/5/1301, Appointment of Richard de Furneux, sheriff of Nottingham & Derby, and Henry de Braundeston, to receive 200 quarters of wheat and 500 quarters of oats in both counties. (S) CPRs.

10/24/1301, Appointment … to asess the 15th … Richard de Byngham, Richard de Furneaux, Robert de Jorz. } Nottingham. (S) CPRs.

1301, List of tax assessors and sums paid: Notts.—Richard de Byngham, Robert Jortz, and Richard de Furneux, £895 15d. (S) Yorkshire Lay Subsidy, 1301, 1897.

2/6/1304, Appointment to assess the tallage … Richard de Furneux, Henry de Sutton, … } Warwick, Leicester, Nottingham, and Derby. (S) CPRs.

7/22/1306, Appointment to … collect and levy … 13th and 20th … Richard de Byngham, Richard de Furneux } Nottingham. (S) CPRs.

11/4/1318, Pardon with the assent of Parliament … Richard de Furneux, an adherent of Thomas, earl of Lancaster, … (S) CPRs.

1320, Richard of Carlton in Lindrick, Nottinghamshire, died; his son William his heir.

(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P339. (S) Thoroton’s History of Nottinghamshire, V3, Republished by John Throsby, 1796.

Family notes:

·         Walterus de Furneaus, s/o Robertus de Furnell, s/o Richardus de Furnariis, s/o Robert de Furnals & Isabells de Chevercourt, d/o Jordanus de Chevercourt & Avicia ?, s/o Radulphus de Cheverolcourt, s/o Turold de Cherverchort.

·         There are multiple persons of the same name contemporary with this Richard. The records likely reflect multiple individuals.

Children of Richard and Sibylla:

i. William de Foruneux, born ? in England.

ii. Joan de Fourneux (15211425), born ~1315 in England.


Lord Henry Fitz Hugh & Eve Bulmer

30422848. Lord Henry Fitz Hugh & 30422849. Eve Bulmer

~1285, Henry born in England, s/o §§Hugh fitz Henry & Aubrey de Burneton [d/o]

~1285, Eve born in England, d/o §§John Bulmer & Tiffany ?.

1303-4, Henry’s father died.

[––Henry & Eve––]

~1304, Henry married Eve.

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

12/3/1308, Commission … case of novel disseisin … between Henry son of John son of Hugh, and Henry son of Hugh, touching a tenemant in Ingelton, … (S) CPRs.

9/7/1310, Grant, to Robert de Clifford, … Writ de intendendo directed to … Henry son of Hugh, Margaret de Neville, Ranulph de Neville and … (S) CPRs.

2/12/1311, Commission to Henry son of Hugh, … complaint by Bertrand de Munbucher … on his way to Scotland … (S) CPRs.

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.

5/20/1315, Grant to Henry son of Hugh, in recompense for the losses and expenses incurred by him on the king’s service in Scotland, of 400 marks, to be received by the hands of Eleanor, late the wife of Henry de Percy, … in the county of York, … (S) CPRs.

2/13/1316, Writ of aid, … Henry son of Hugh, the constable of Bernard castle, … . (S) CPRs.

9/28/1317, Grant … £200 … paid to Henry son of Hugh in part satisfaction of the king’s debts … (S) CPRs.

3/6/1319, Mandate … to Henry son of Hugh, constable of the said castle [Bernard] to deliver … (S) CPRs.

5/15/1321, Henry summoned to parliament by writ. (S) The Historic Peerage of England, Nicolas, P194.

5/24/1321, Assembly of the northern lords at Pomfret, under the earl of Lancaster “… de Pontefracto ad mandatum comitis Lancastriae … videlicet ipse comes primo cum suis, Thomas de Multone, Thomas de Fournivalle, …, Henricus filus Hugonis, Raldulfus de Graystoke, …, Marmadukus de Thwynge, …, Henricus de Percy, Johannes de Marmillone, … barones et banoretti ; … (S) Chronicles of the Reigns of Edward I and Edware II, 1882, P61.

8/20/1321, Pardon to … of anything done against Hugh le Despenser, the son, and Hugh le Despenser, the father … on the testimony of John de Moubray :– Henry son of Hugh, … (S) CPRs.

5/18/1322, Commission to Hugh le Despenser, earl of Winchester, … complaint by John de Britannia, earl of Richmond, that Henry son of Hugh, … [many named] came to his castle of Boghes, co. York, besieged and took it, … left the castle without guards while the Scots were in those parts, … (S) CPRs.

2/1/1323, Writ of aid for Henry son of Hugh to arrest Andrew de Hartcla, whom the king made earl of Carlisle, and who has joined the Scots. (S) CPRs.

8/1/1324, Commission to supervise the array … to certify … number of horse and foot to be armed with steel armour, … Henry le Fitz Hugh } Westtrighting } York. (S) CPRs.

2/17/1325, Commission of oyer and terminer to Henry son of Hugh, … at Alnewyk, co. Northumberland. (S) CPRs.

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.

1326-7, Henry Fitz Hugh was mesne lord of Baldersdale.

1/7/1327, Parliament deposed Edward II.

1/13/1327, The lords mentioned came to the Guildhall, and in the presence of the Mayor, Aldermen and a great Commonality to the oath to safeguard Isabella, Queen of England, and Edward, eldest son of the king of England and heir-apparent, in their cause against Hugh le Despenser the younger and Master Robert de Baldock, … Earls: … Barons: Roger de Mortuo Mari, … Henry Fitz Hugh, … (S) CPR&Ms.

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

2/27/1328, Commission of oyer and terminer to Henry son of Hugh, … co. York. (S) CPRs.

By 1328, Eve died.

[––Henry––]

Aft. 1328, Henry Fitz Hugh of Ravensworth married 2nd Emma, widow of Robert de Hastings, d/o Robert de Cleasby & Amabel.

10/19/1332, Proctection with clause volumus, for 1 year, … Henry Fitz Hugh. (S) CPRs.

3/8/1333, Protection for 1 year for men and servants sent by Henry son of Hugh in the ship Seinte Mariebat of Hertiple to bring victuals and other things for the support of himself and those of his company in the north. (S) CPRs.

7/19/1333, Battle of Halidon Hill, a small rise of 600 ft. 2 miles to the north-west of Berwick, Northumberland. Scots under Sir Archibald Douglas defeated by forces of Edward III. The attacking Scots were felled by the English archers. The English men-at-arms then mounted their horses and completed the rout.

8/21/1334, Commission of oyer … on complant by Henry Fitz Hugh that Robert de Layburne of Musgrave, … entered his free chace at Mikelton in Tesdale, co. York, … (S) CPRs.

10/22/1334, Henry fitz Henry received letters of protection, going with Sir Henry fitz Hugh. (S) Cal. of Doc’s Relating to Scotland.

11/25/1334, King Edward, from Newcastle-upon-Tyne, again invaded Scotland, advancing as far as Roxburgh, where he repaired the castle for his use.

1335-6, Henry Fitz Hugh recovered 30,000 acres of pasture in Mickleton from the lords of the Westmorland border.

12/15/1338, Appointment … to array men … to keep the peace … Henry FitzHugh } York, Northumberland, Lancaster. (S) CPRs.

1337-38, Henry and Emma settled Cleasby, Barforth and other manors on themselves.

1339, Henry FitzHenry. Request for satisfaction on a petition previously submitted for the cancellation of a writ of error issued in favour of Clifford; the petitioner has been summoned to the defence of the northern march. … Henry FitzHugh, father of the petitioner; … (S) UKNA.

12/10/1340, Commission of oyer and terminer to … touching alleged oppressions and extortions by justices and any other ministers of the king … Henry Fitz Hugh, Thomas de Ros of Kendale } Cumberland, Westmoreland. (S) CPRs.

9/17/1345, Commission to Henry Fitz Hugh, William de Dacre, … men of the city of Carlisle, inquisition in the county of Cumberland … determine the account … (S) CPRs.

1022/1346, Commission of oyer and terminer to Nicholas de Cantilupo, Henry Fitz Hugh, William Basset, … (S) CPRs.

1348, James de Cleasby joined with John de Layton [s/o Sir Thomas de Layton] and Christina, his wife, in quitclaiming the manor of Cleasby to Christina’s father, Henry Fitz Hugh, Knt.

9/23/1350, Henry le Scrop, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Henry son of Hugh de Raveneswath and to Henry son of Henry de Raveneswath 400 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in the county of York. (S) CCRs.

11/15/1351, Henry summoned to parliament by writ. (S) The Historic Peerage of England, Nicolas, P194.

5/26/1353, Henry died; his grandson Henry Fitz Hugh his heir.

(S) A Hist. of the Co. of York North Riding, V1, 1914. (S) IPM of Henry fitz Hugh (3802856), 1/13/1425.

Family notes:

·         Aubrey d/o §§William de Burneton.

·         §§Hugh fitz Henry brother and heir of Ranulf, s/o Henry, s/o Ranulf, s/o Henry, s/o Harvey, s/o Akaris s/o Bardolf, brother and heir of Bodin de Ravensworth. (S) Thoroton’s History of Nottinghamshire, V3, Republished by John Throsby, 1796.

Child of Henry and Eve:

i. Henry Fitz Henry (15211424), born ~1305 in England.


Sir Thomas de Ufford & Dame Eve de Clavering

30422840. Sir Thomas de Ufford & 30422841. Dame Eve de Clavering

Aft. 1288, Thomas born in England, 2nd s/o 60845680. Robert de Ufford & 60845681. Joan ?. [Thomas younger half-brother of Robert, 1st Lord Ufford, and uncle of Robert, 1st Earl of Suffolk.]

~1290, Eve born in Clavering, Essex, England, heir & d/o 60845682. John Fitz Robert & 60845683. Hawise de Tibetot.

[––Eve & Thomas de Audley––]

Eve 1st married to Thomas de Audley of Heleigh, Staffordshire. [No children.]

Bef. 9/9/1298, Thomas’ father died.

12/1307, Thomas de Audley, a minor, died.

1/16/1308, IPM of Thomas, son of Nichols de Alldithelegh. Stafford: … Nicholas, son of Nicholas son of Nicholas de Aldithleye, and brother of the said Thomas, aged 18 at the feast of St. Martin last, is his next heir. … (S) CIsPM. [Eve had her widow’s dower, which included the manor of Audley and a third of Endon. See 12/2/1309.]

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

[––Thomas & Eva––]

3/9/1308, Thomas married Eva. (S) FMG, Pedigree of Ufford, P272.

5/22/1308, Grant to Thomas de Ufford of the marriage of Eva, late the wife of Thomas de Aldithelegh, tenant in chief, or of any fine incurred by her by marrying without licence. (S) CPRs.

1309, “Eve que fuit ux: Thome de Aldightegh” … “et Thomam de Ufford et eandem Evam quam idem Thomas duxit in uxorem”. (S) CCRs.

1309, Sir Thomas attended the tournament at Dunstable. “Sr Thomas de Ufforde, Sa a cross engr Or, surmounted by a bendlet Ar.” (S) Medieval Dunstable, Buckledee.

12/2/1309, Writ of extent on the complaint of Bertrand de Caylou, who holds the wardship of the said Thomas’s lands … that there were many errors in the former inquisitions whereby dower was assigned to Eva, late the wife of the said Thomas. (S) CIsPM. [Thomas still a minor.]

7/12/1310, To escheator in co. Chester. Order to deliver to Thomas de Ufford and Eva his wife, late the wife of Thomas de Aldithelegh, a tenant in chief of the king, who died a minor in the king's wardship, … the following of the knights' fees of the said Thomas de Aldithelegh, which the king has assigned to the said Eva as her dower … [£41+ yearly] (S) CCRs.

7/20/1312, at Westminster, Enrolment of grant by Lucy de Twenge, daughter and heiress of Robert de Twenge … Witnesses: Nicholas de Segrave, John de Crumbwell, Warin de Insula, Thomas de Ufford, Ralph de Crumbwell, John de Argentayn, Gerard Salvayn, Andrew de Hartcla, and John de Weston, knights. (S) CCRs.

6/24/1314, Thomas slain at the battle of Bannockburn; buried at Langley Abbey, Norfolk.

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.

10/1/1314, Writ for IPM of Thomas de Ufford. (S) CFRs.

[––Eva––]

Eve lived with [and possibly married] Thomas de Audley’s cousin, Sir James de Audley, s/o 60845650. Lord Hugh de Audley.

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

1327, Eva de Ufforde on the tax rolls in Villata de Craneford Cum Swyflyngge. (S) Suffolk in 1327, Is9, 1906, P107.

1/14/1332, Eva’s father died. Eva the heiress to the barony of Clavering.

1332, James de Audley [husband of Eve] died.

1332, Eve presented to the rectory of Blythburgh.

1333, Eva, formerly wife of Thomas de Ufford, sued … for the Manor of Burgh in Fleg, which Henry de Claveryng, … had given to Alexander de Claveryng and Joan his wife, … and by virtue of which grant the said Alexander and Joan were seised of the manor as of fee, … as they died s.p., the right passed to her, as cousin and heir, viz., as daughter of John, the brother of the said Alexander. (S) Staffordshire Hist. Coll’s, V11, 1890, Plea Rolls.

11/17/1335, Licence for James Daudele to enfeoff … manors of Forde, Egemondon and Neuport, co. Salpo, … now held for life by Eva late the wife of Thomas Daudele, … with successives remainders to Nicholas and Roger his sons, in fee tail, and to his right heirs. (S) CPRs.

Eve married Sir Robert de Benhale. [No children.]

1338, Sir Robert presented in Eve’s right to the rectory of Burgh, co. Norfolk.

1342, Eve and Robert released their rights to multiple manors to Ralph de Neville and her mother.

2/18/1345, Eve’s mother died.

4/16/1345, IPM of Hawis, late the wife of John de Clavering. Essex: Clavering. The manor … Eva daughter of the said John and Hawis, aged 40  and more, is her next heir in blood. (S) CIsPM.

1346, “… Roberto de Benhale et Eva uxore ejus, … “ (S) Inquisitions and Assessments Relating to Feudal Aids, 1904, P503.

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

1348, Robt. de Benhale and Eva his wife v. Robt. de Martham, … (S) Short Cal. of the Feet of Fines for Norfolk, 1886, P319.

1354, Domina Eva de Audeley cum duabus Puellis recepta funt in Fraternitatem. (S) An History of the Mitred Parliamentary Abbies, V1, 1718, P321.

4/3/1360, Sir Robert summoned to parliament for the barony of Clavering in right of his wife.

Sir Robert died.

2/18/1369, Pardon to William de Upgate … at the request of Eva Daudele late the wife of Robert de Benhale, … (S) CPRs.

9/20/1369, Eve died; buried with all of her husbands and Sir James de Audley. (S) FMG, Pedigree of Ufford, P272.

10/30/1369, Writ for IPM of Eva late the wife of James de Audeleye, the elder. (S) CFRs.

(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P212. (S) Gen. Memoris of the Extinct Family of Chester of Chicheley, Waters, 1878.

Family notes:

·         A seal of Eve: “in the centre was half the arms of Ufford, impaling half the arms of Audley, and above in a triangular position, 3 small shields of her own arms de Clavering, in a lozenge.” (S) Hist. & Antiq’s of the Co. of Norfolk, Armstrong, 1781, P44.

Children of Thomas and Eve:

i. Baron John de Ufford, born ? in England. [Heir]

1361, John died unmarried; buried at Langley; his brother Edmund his heir.

ii. Sir Robert de Ufford, born ? in England.

Robert married Margaret, d/o John de Hetherset of Woodhall, Norfolk.

Robert died before his older brother leaving no surviving heirs.

iii. Edmund de Ufford (15211420), born by 1315 in England.

Children of James and Eve: [3 daughters: Katherine, Ann and Hawise.]

(S) Memorials of the Order of the Garter, Beltz, 1841, P83.

i. Sir James de Audeley, born ~1320 in England.

1346-47, James and Peter accompanied the Black Prince to France.

1354-55, Sir James Audeley and Peter, his brother, captains of the host in the retinue of the Black Prince during the attack on Bordeaux, France.

9/19/1356, Sir James de Audeley identified as the most distinguished knights at the Battle of Poitiers. [James’ brother Peter is also mentioned.]

1369, Sir James appointed governor of Aquitaine.

ii. Peter de Audeley, born ? in England.

1359, Peter, a commander, died at the castle of Beaufort in Champagne.


Saturday, January 7, 2012

Earl Ralph de Stafford & Countess Margaret de Audley & Lady Katherine de Hastang

30422828. Earl Ralph de Stafford & 30422829. Countess Margaret de Audley & 5910475. Lady Katherine de Hastang

9/24/1301, Ralph de Stafford born in Stafford, England, heir & s/o 60845656. Edmund de Stafford & 60845657. Margaret Basset.

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

8/26/1308, Ralph 9 years old when his father Edmund died.

~1305, Katherine born in England, [proposed] natural d/o §§Humphrey de Hastang, archdeacon. [Humphrey held lands in Bradley in the 1324 grant. 6/14/1327, that the marriage is by command of the king. 10/17/1343, Ralph and Humphrey jointly found a house of Austin Friars, which licence of 6/25/1344 refers to “heirs” of both. Also see (S) Hist. of Stafford, V3, 1970, The Austin Friars of Stafford.]

~1320, Margaret born in England, heiress & d/o 60845658. Hugh de Audley & 60845659. Margaret de Clare.

4/6/1323, Ralph son and heir of Edmund de Stafford made proof of age. Stafford: William de Stafford, aged 60, says that the said Ralph, born at Amynton by Tamwurthe and baptized in the church of St. Edith in Tamwurthe, was 21 years of age on 24 September last, and this he knows because he lifted him from the sacred font. … (S) CIsPM.

12/6/1323, Order to cause Ralph de Stafford, son and heir of Edmund de Stafford, … to have seisin of his father’s lands, as he proved his age … . (S)CCRs.

[––Ralph & Katherine––]

1324, Ralph married 1st to Katherine. (S) Transactions – Bristol and Gloucester Arch. Soc., V72, 1954, P79.

1324, Ralph de Stafford, knight, to grant land in Bradley, with the advowson of the church there, to Humphrey de Hastang, retaining the manors of le Hide and Norton. (S) Lists & Indexes, V17, 1904, P331.

1325, Margaret heir to her half-sister Joan Gaveston, d/o Piers, Earl of Cornwall; and became sole heir to her mother and here extensive lands in England, Wales and Ireland.

4/16/1326, Order to supersede … king’s writ … to place in exigent … Ralph de Stafford and Richard his brother, John son of Thomas de Stafford, … who were indicted for unlawful assemblies, alliances, and confederations, … (S) CCRs.

1/20/1327, Ralph created a knight-banneret.

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

2/9/1327, Licence for Ralph de Stafford to enfeoff Humphrey de Hastang of the manors of La Hide, co. Stafford, and Calilond, co. Cornwall, held in chief, and for the said Humphrey to grant the same to the aforesaid Ralph and Katherine, his wife, in tail, with remainder, if they die without issue, to the right heirs of the said Ralph. (S) CPRs.

3/17/1337, Ralph’s mother died.

3/18/1337, Writ for IPM of Margaret late the wife of Edmund de Stafford. Warwick: Tisho. The manor held for her life of the king in chief, as a member of the barony of Stafford, … Ralph de Stafford, knight, is son and next heir of the said Edmund, and did homage and fealty to the king for the whole barony during the lifetime of the said Margaret. (S) CIsPM.

6/14/1327, Ralph de Stafford' and Katherine, his wife, querents, …, and Humphrey de Hastang, deforciant. The manor of Calilond' in the county of Cornwall and the manor of la Hide in the county of Stafford. Humphrey has granted to Ralph and Katherine the manors and has rendered them to them in the court, to hold to Ralph and Katherine and the heirs of their bodies, of the lord king and his heirs for ever. In default of such heirs, remainder to the right heirs of Ralph. This agreement was made by the command of the lord king. (S) Feet of Fines, CP 25/1/286/35, number 4. [Katherine represented by king’s appointee.]

10/18/1329, Thomas Hasting’, Ralph de Stafford, an John Murdak, knights, … owe to Scolastica de Melsa 300 marks … (S) CCRs.

10/19/1330 in Nottingham castle, Ralph, 1 of 9 helping young King Edward III and fellow knights, took Roger de Mortimore and his mother Queen Isbella [widow of Edward II] prisoner.

3/1331, Assizes taken at Lychfeld. Henry de Kerswall of co. Stafford appeared in Court and complained, that whereas he had come into Court to execute a certain fine, one Ralph de Stafford Chivaler, Humfrey Hastang, … with malice aforethought, had insulted, beaten and ill-treated him in the Court in the presence of the Justices. (S) Staffordshire Historical Collections, V11, 1890, Plea Rolls.

1331, Ralph de Stafford, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Richard de Stafford, his brother, 80 marks … (S) CCRs.

4/23/1332, Protection with clause … for Hugh de Audele going behound the seas on the king’s service. … Ralph de Stafford going with him. [14 others also named after Ralph.] (S) CPRs.

9/25/1334, Licence for Ralph de Stafford to enfeoff William de Shareshull and Dionisia his wife, in fee tail, of a knight’s fee and a half in Sharshull and Coven, co. Stafford, … (S) CPRs.

3/27/1335, Ralph de Stafford, Philip de Chetewynde, and Philip de Somerville appointed to array 60 hobelars and 200 archers in co. Stafford. (S) Collections for a History of Staffordshire, V8, P53.

Bef. 2/28/1336, Hugh’s daughter Margaret was abducted in co. Essex by, and married to, Ralph de Stafford. They filed a complaint, but King Edward III supported Ralph. (S) CPRs.

10/20/1336, Letters of attorney for John de Stafford, knight, going to Scotland with Ralph de Stafford, …. (S) Cal. of Doc’s Relating to Scotland.

1/10/1337, Ralph appointed Steward of the Royal Household.

1/14/1337, “Radulpho Baroni de Stafford”, 2nd Baron Stafford, summoned to Parliament.

1/8/1339, Hugh de Audele, earl of Gloucester and Ralph de Stafford, knight, acknowledge they owe … 320 marks … (S) CCRs.

1339–1340, Ralph fought at sites in Flanders. King Edward, unable to provoke a battle with Philip VI of France by his various invasions of France, decided to attack Flanders, which was economically tied to England through the wool market.

9/20/1339, King Edward III, attacked Cambresis [Hainaut], Tournai, Vermandois and Laon [far northern France.] There were about 1,400 men-at-arms, and nearly 3,000 archers together with their horses.

11/1339, King Edward and the forces of King Philip neared each other at Brabant; however, King Philip retreated without engaging in battle.

2/1340, Having wintered in Hainault, King Edward was forced to return to England.

6/24/1340, Ralph fought at the sea battle of Sluys in France.

6/24/1340, Battle of Sluys, France. A sea battle – one of the opening conflicts of the Hundred Years' War. During the battle the French navy was devasted, giving the English fleet mastery over the channel. In a 9-hour battle the English attacked 166 French ships at their moorings.

5/13/1341, Ralph, steward of the king’s household, granted a market and fair at Madeley, Staffordshire. (S) Gaz. of Markets and Fairs.

[––Ralph & Margaret––]

By 1340, Ralph married Margaret.

10/1341, Ralph was captured during the Siege of Nantes in Brittany. English supporting a French noble John de Montfort. The siege lasted less than a week, the town surrendering.

4/9/1342, Margaret’s mother died.

4/15/1342, IPM of Margaret, late the wife of Hugh de Audele, earl of Gloucester. … Essex: Neweport. The manor and town … Margaret the wife of Ralph de Stafford, daughter of the said Margaret, … aged 18 years and more, is her next heir in blood. (S) CIsPM.

12/5/1342, The Earl of Arundel lead the English siege (4th of the year, others were by opposing French forces) of Vannes in Brittany. The siege ended with a truce on 1/19/1343. [9/1343, the English retook the town through internal support by the citizens.] Ralph took part in the seige of Vannes where he was taken prisoner. He was exchanged for Olivier de Clisson.

7/6/1343, Commission of oyer and terminer to William Scot, Ralph de Stafford, Robert de Burghcher, … (S) CPRs.

10/17/1343, By jury inquiry permission granted to Ralph, earl of Stafford, and Margaret his wife, and Humphrey de Hastang, Archdeacon of Lichfield, for their souls when they departed from this life, … souls of the faithful departed … to found a house of Austin Friars at Forbrigge, near Stafford. (S) The Reliquary, V20, 1880, P24.

3/1/1344, Hugh de Audele earl of Gloucester and Ralph baron of Stafford acknowledge that they owe to Adam de Veryngham of Rockele £500. (S) CCRs.

6/22/1344, Ralph, baron Stafford, with earls and the king in the new chamber at Westminster, before the ninth hour, when the king sealed certain letters. (S) CPRs.

6/25/1344, Licence for Ralph, baron of Stafford, steward of the household, to found a house of Austin Friars for the good estate of him, Margaret his wife, and their children, and Humphrey de Hastang, archdeacon of Coventre, for the souls of their ancestors and heirs, … (S) CPRs.

9/1344, Ralph participated in the tournament at Hereford.

2/23/1345, Ralph became Seneschal of Aquitaine, in France.

7/12/1346, King Edward landed an invasion force of 10000 in Normandy, which marched north plundering the countryside. King Philip VI, with 8000 horsemen and 4000 Genoese crossbowmen pursued.

8/26/1346, Ralph fought as a knight banneret in the King’s Division at the Battle of Crecy (S) Crecy & Calais, 1898, P35.

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.

2/1347, Ralph and the Earl of Oxford destroyed a French fleet bringing food to Calais.

3/11/1347 at London, John Lestraunge (30422828) of Whitchirch arranged marriage of his son Fulk with Elizabeth, the daughter of Sir Ralph, Baron of Stafford … and John shall enfeoff Fouk and Elizabeth with 200 marks of land … lands with the fees and advowsons which John holds whether jointly with Enkarette his wife or alone …  Ralph for the said marriage shall give John £1,000 … Ralph grants that if Elizabeth live to the age of 13 years … Witnesses: Sir William de Clynton, earl of Huntingdon, Sir William de Shareshull, Sir Richard de Stafford, Sir Thomas de Ferers … (S) CCRs.

9/4/1346, The English began the year-long siege of the port of Calais.

1347, Ralph at the siege of Calais, with 205 men in his contingent. (S) English Historical Doc’s 1327-1485, Myers, 1996, P497. [Calais fell 8/4/1347.]

11/10/1347, Margaret’s father died.

11/16/1347, Whereas the king of special grace has lately surrendered to Ralph de Stafford and Margaret his wife, daughter and heir of Hugh Daudele, earl of Gloucester, who is of full age, the lands of Hugh … (S) CPRs.

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

4/23/1348, Ralph a founding Knight of the Order of the Garter. (S) Plantagenet Ancestry, Faris, 1999.

9/7/1349, Margaret died.

8/1350, Ralph was present at the naval battle of Winchelsea.

8/1350, English navy in battle with the Spanish near Winchelsea. Using grappling hooks and bording tactics, the English destroyed most of the Spanish vessels. King Edward’s ship was sunk.

3/1/1351, By letters patent, the king lately granted licence for Ralph, baron of Stafford, and Margaret his wife, to enfeoff … before this latter feoffment could be made Margaret depated this life … for them to grant to Ralph the manor of Thornebury, co. Gloucester … with remainder to Hugh, his son, and Philippa daughter of Thomas de Bello Campo, earl of Warwick, … (S) CPRs.

3/5/1351, Ralph named the 1st Earl of Stafford by King Edward III.

7/21/1352, Ralph, earl of Stafford arrived at Bordeaux, France, and organized an army, short of archers, that marched up the Garoone valley. (S) The Hundred Years War, V2, Sumption, 2001, P96. [The army of 3800 had 144 bannerets and knights, 117 men-at-arms, 1328 mounted infantry, 30 archers, and 1096 foot soldiers.]

8/15/1352, Ralph and his army arrived outside Agen, which was held by Amaury de Craon. A few days later a French contingent from the town was engaged and defeated, with multiple French knights captured.

9/1352, Ralph returned his forces to Bordeaux. Soon after he took forces and marched north to engage French forces besieging the fortress of Taillebourg.

1353 at Chester, Ralph assigned to protect the Prince of Wales.

11/3/1354, Enrolment of release by George Selymon for his life to Sir Ralph, earl of Stafford, … lands in the town of Attewarde, co. Wilts, … (S) CCRs.

3/6/1355, The Pope sent letters to King Edward, Prince Edward, Henry duke of Lancaster, Richard earl of Arundel … [Ralph] the earl of Stafford … requesting the liberation of Charles, duke of Brittany. (S) Cal. of Papal Entries, V3, P617.

4/18/1355, Order to pay Ralph earl of Stafford 250 marks for Easter term, last, as the king granted to Ralph to stay with him for the term of his life with 100 men at arms both in war and in peace, 1,000 marks to be received yearly for his life of the customs in that port [Boston] and the port of London. (S) CCRs.

9/9/1355, King Edward and Henry, duke of Lancaster, sail for Normandy from Plymouth, with the Black Prince who had been appointed lieutenant in Gascony; to oppose raids by the count of Armagnac.

10/1/1355, Ralph, landing in Calais with King Edward, proceeded on raids into Pas de Calais, Artois and Picady.

2/1356, Ralph with King Edward started a campaign in southern Scotland.

5/17/1357, Licence for Brian de Cornubia, ‘chivaler,’ … remainder to Ralph, earl of Stafford, Hugh, his son, and their heirs. (S) CPRs.

1357, Margaret died.

[––Ralph––]

5/22/1357, Commitment to Ralph, earl of Stafford, of the wardship of the manor of Styuecle, co. Buckingham, late of Gilbert de Clare, late earl of Gloucester, which is in the king's hand because of the minority of Hugh, son and heir of the said Ralph and Margaret, late his wife, countess of Gloucester, deceased, kinswoman and one of the heirs of the said earl of Gloucester, to hold until the lawful age of the said heir. (S) CFRs. [Margaret, d/o Ralph, s/o Margaret de Clare (60845659), sister of Gilbert de Clare.]

1359, Ralph served in Gascony. [Ralph had left England with 414 horses in his service, and returned with 486.] (S) The Organization of War Under Edward III, Hewitt, 1966, P88.

1/14/1361, Radulpho Baroni de Stafford summoned to Parliament.

1361, Ralph accompanied Lionel on his excursion into Ireland.

11/25/1361, Ralph, earl of Stafford, staying in England, has letters nominating John ap Howell as his attorney in Ireland for 1 year. Hugh de Stafford has like letters. (S) CPRs.

7/13/1363, In consideration of the discords and debates which have arisen between the lordships of Ralph, earl of Staffor, of Neuport and Walter de Mauny of Strogoil and Chepstowe in Wales, … the king … to make a final agreement thereon in the next Parliament … (S) CPRs.

7/29/1366, Ralph, earl of Stafford, staying in England … attorney in Ireland … (S) CPRs.

5/1/1370, Licence, for 10 marks … Ralph, earl of Stafford, for the alienation in mortmain … to celebrate devine service daily … for the safe estate of the earl, and for the souls of his relations and friends … (S) CPRs.

8/31/1372, Ralph, 2nd Lord Stafford, Earl of Stafford, died; buried at Tonbridge Castle, Kent, England, with Margaret, at the feet of her parents.

(S) Plantagenet Ancestry, 2004. (S) DNB, 1891. (S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P764.

Family notes:

·         Katherine de Hastangs’ ancestry is questionable. Mostly given as d/o Sir John de Hastang, Knt., of Chebsey, Staffordshire & Eve ?; there is minimal evidence to support this; while there is some minimal evidence to support her being d/o Humphrey de Hastangs.

Children of Ralph and Katherine:

i. Margaret de Stafford (2955237), born 1328 in England.

ii. Joan de Stafford, born ~1330 in England.

Joan married Sir Nicholas de Beke, Knt.

Children of Ralph and Margaret:

i. Hugh de Stafford (15211414), born bef. 1342 in England.

iv. Katherine de Stafford, born 1348

Katherine married Sir John de Sutton, Knt., Baron of Dudley, Staffs.

1361, Katherine died.

v. Elizabeth de Stafford, born 1342 in England.

1347, Elizabeth married to Fulk le Strange, s/o 2955026.  John le Strange & 2955027. Ankaret le Boteler.

[No children by Fulk.]

vi. Beatrice de Stafford (1477621), born ~1345 in England.

vii. Joan de Stafford, born ? in England.

Joan married John de Cherleton, s/o 7606062. Baron John de Cherleton & 7606063. Maud de Mortimer.

1397, Joan died.


Friday, January 6, 2012

Baron Henry de Percy & Lady Iodine de Clifford

30422826. Baron Henry de Percy & 30422827. Lady Iodine de Clifford

2/2/1299, Henry born in Leconfield, Yorkshire, England, heir & s/o 60845652. Henry de Percy & 60845653. Eleanor Fitz Alan.

~1303, Iodine born in England, d/o 1249352. Robert de Clifford & 1249353. Maud de Clare.

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

6/24/1314, Iodine’s father killed at the battle of Bannockburn; her brother Roger the heir.

10/1314, Henry’s father died.

10/8/1315, Writ for IPM of Henry de Percy. [very long list] … Sussex: … Coutershou, held of the earl of Arundell by service of 21 knights’ fees … Northumberland: … Heir as above aged 13 years and 9 months. … [most common age] … (S) CIsPM.

5/1/1316, The King committed to Eleanor, late the wife of Henry de Percy, the custody of all the said Henry’s lands in co. York during the minority of Henry, son and heir, rendering £400 yearly … (S) CCRs.

11/13/1318, The king granted to Henry de Percy, son and heir of Henry de Percy … a minor in the king’s wardship, the custody of the castle and manor of Alnewyk, which belonged to Henry’s father at his death, … (S) CCRs, 5/18/1324.

6/3/1320, Order to pay to Edward, earl of Chester, the king’s son, 200 marks, … due from Henry for the custody of the lands of Henry de Percy in co. York during the minority of the heir, … Eleanor [Henry’s mother], late the wife of Henry de Percy, … surrendered the custody thereof … (S) CCRs.

5/24/1321, Assembly of the northern lords at Pomfret, under the earl of Lancaster “… de Pontefracto ad mandatum comitis Lancastriae … videlicet ipse comes primo cum suis, Thomas de Multone, Thomas de Fournivalle, …, Henricus filus Hugonis, …, Henricus de Percy, Johannes de Marmillone, … barones et banoretti ; … (S) Chronicles of the Reigns of Edward I and Edware II, 1882, P61.

11/26/1321, To Thomas de Burgh, escheator … Order to cause Henry de Percy, son and heir of Henry de Percy, … to have seisin of his father’s lands, except knights’ fees and advowsons of churches, … although he has not yet proved his age … (S) CCRs.

[––Henry & Iodine––]

By 1322, Henry married Iodine.

3/16/1322, Iodine’s brother Roger captured at the battle of Boroughbridge and executed at York; her brother Robert succeeding.

5/1/1322, To Henry de Percy. Order to cause ordinance to be made by some of his men in whom he can confide that all  his men and tenandts, horsemen and footmen … between the ages of 16 and 60, shall provide themselves with arms … they be ready to set out against the Scots if they enter the realm. (S) CCRs.

7/20/1322, To Henry de Percy, constable of Scardeburgh castle. Order to receive … the king’s prisoners, and to cause them to be kept safely in that castle. (S) CCRs.

3/8/1323, To Thomas de Burgh, escheator … Order to deliver to Henry de Percy, son and heir of Henry de Percy, … his knights’ fees and advowsons of churches, which were retained in the king’s hands when he took Henry’s homage … although he had not then proved his age, as he has now proved his age … (S) CCRs.

4/1323, Henry knighted at York.

7/1/1325, Henry, son of Henry, granted a fair at Pocklington, Yorkshire. (S) Gaz. of Markets and Fairs.

11/1325, Queen Isabella sent word from France that she would not return to England until the “intruder” [Hugh le Despenser] between her and her husband had been removed.

1326, King Charles of France was not happy with his sister Queen Isabella, who had fallen in love with Roger de Mortimer.

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

10/1326, Henry joined Queen Isabela against the Despensers.

11/16/1326, Hugh le Despenser with King Edward and others captured in Glamorgan, Wales hiding in Neath abbey.

1/13/1327, The lords mentioned came to the Guildhall, and in the presence of the Mayor, Aldermen and a great Commonality to the oath to safeguard Isabella, Queen of England, and Edward, eldest son of the king of England and heir-apparent, in their cause against Hugh le Despenser the younger and Master Robert de Baldock, … Earls: … Barons: Roger de Mortuo Mari, Hugh Daudele, … Henry de Percy, … William de Roos, … (S) CPRs.

1/18/1327, Gilbert de Alton, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Henry de Percy, knight, 700 marks, … (S) CCRs.

1/20/1327, Edward II abdicated in favor of his son.

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

2/15/1327, Henry de Percy, the king’s kinsman, granted a market and fair at Topcliffe, North Riding, Yorkshire. (S) Gaz. of Markets and Fairs.

9/5/1327, The K. commands that the £330 3s 4d owing to Henry de Percy for the 159 men-at-arms and 200 hobelars, with whom he accompanied on the Marches of Scotland for 25 days in July and August be defrayed. (S) CDsRS, 1887, P169.

10/9/1327, Henry and William de Denum appointed to treat for peace with the Scots. (S) Wars of the Bruces, McNamee, 1997, P245.

1328, Henry’s mother died.

1328, The King granted Henry the reversion of Warkworth castle.

1/10/1329, Order to cause Henry de Percy and the other executors of the will of Eleanor (60845653), late the wife of Henry de Percy … (S) CCRs.

1329, Henry founded a chantry for his soul.

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

12/1330-2/1331, Henry de Percy recovered his possessions in Scotland under the Treaty of Northampton. [The lands of Thomas Wake, baron of Lydel, and Henry de Beaumont, earl of Buchan, were restored soon after.]

1331, Henry an envoy to France to treat for peace.

8/9/1332, The King hearing that Henry de Beaumont was preparing to invade Scotland in violation of the peace, appointed Henry de Percy warden of the March, with plenary powers to prevent breaches of the peace in York and 4 other northern counties. (S) Cal. of Doc’s Relanting to Scotland, 1887, P192.

11/21/1333, The K. to Henry de Percy his cousin. Commands him on his highest peril to deliver the castle of loghmaban to Henry de Beaumont, earl of Buchan, and Ralph de Neville, steward of the household, … [Henry in a dispute with Edward de Bohun, the K.’s cousin over the castle – to be settled in parliament.] (S) CDsRS, 1887, P198.

8/14/1334, Licence for Henry de Percy to grant to Henry his son and Mary, daughter of the king’s kinsman, Henry, earl of Lancaster, in tail male, the manors of Foston, co. Leicester, and Tadecastre and Pokelynton, co. York, … (S) CPRs.

2/19/1335, Henry granted the lands of Patrick de Dunbar IV, earl of March, in Northumberland. [The earl had rebelled against King Edward II.] (S) Cal. of Doc’s Relating to Scotland, 1887, P207.

1335, King Edward going into Scotland in support of Edward Balliol. The Scots refused to meet the large force in open battle. King Edward instead ravaged towns throughout Scotland.

1336, Henry de Percy received 200 marks from the Exchequer for services in Scotland.

2/14/1337, Henry de Percy, knight, and Idonia, wife of Henry de Percy, each received a papal indult for plenary remission. (S) Cal. of Papal Reg’s, V2, 1895, Regesta 124.

4/28/1338, Henry de Percy asks protection for his companion Monsire William Brous, who is in the K.’s service at the siege of Dumbarre. (S) CDsRS, 1887, P232.

1340, Henry Percy with Gilbert Umfraville, Ralph Neville, and Anthony Lucy, at their own costs, hired 210 men-at-arms and 220 archers to serve against the Scots. (S) The History of the Borough, Castle, and Barony of Alnwick, V1, 1866, P123. [King Edward was invading Hainaut.]

1341, Henry with the King at Newcastle, Scotland; and at the siege of Stirling.

By 1342, Henry de Percy gave up Lochmaben and Annandale and received the castle and constabulary of Jeddeworthe, the forest and other lands there, worth 400 marks yearly, by service of a goshawk, with 500 marks from the customs of Berwick-on-Tweed, and the keeping of its castle.

1343, Henry a commissioner for the Truce of the Marches; and to treat with Sir William Douglas, the knight of Liddesdale.

1345, Henry, with a force of 30,000, repelled a Scottish invasion under the command of Sir William Douglas.

8/20/1346, Proclamation of array, archbishop of York, Henry de Percy and Ralph de Neville to command the forces in the north. (S) English Hertiage Battlefield Report, Neville’s Cross, 1995.

10/17/1346, While Edward III was fighting in France, Henry commanded the right wing division at the victory of Neville’s Cross, just west of Durham, against the invading Scots. King David II was captured and ransomed for 100,000 marks.

4/20/1347, William de Plumpton, of the retinue of Henry de Percy, to go in his company to the march of Scotland for the defence thereof. (S) CFRs. [A large English force was at the siege if Calais, France.]

9/1347, Donkal Makduel [Duncan Macdowell], a captured Scot, handed over to Henry de Percy and Ralph de Neville at York castle. (S) The Anonimalle Chronicle, Galbraith, 1970, P159.

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

9/1349, Henry de Percy wrote his will leaving £200 to satisfy claims that might be made throughout England for debts, and leaves 1000 marks sterling to his son Henry de Percy should he wish to make an expedition in his name to the Holy Land. (S) Journal of the British Arch. Assoc., 1866, P416. (S) Fasti Eboracenses, V1, 1863, P446.

1350, Henry commissioned to treat with the Scots for a final peace.

2/26/1351, Henry, 2nd Lord Percy, Baron of Topcliffe, Yorkshire and Alnwick, Northumberland, died at Warkworth; buried at Alnwick.

[––Iodine––]

3/6/1351, IPM of Henry de Percy. … Sussex: Petteworth, Sutton, Doneketon and Heyshete. The manors … He died on 26 February, 26 Edward III. Henry his son, aged 30 years, is his heir. … York: … gave them to Henry de Percy the younger and Mary his wife … [very long list in multiple counties] (S) CIsPM.

4/3/1352, Order to escheator in the county of Northumberland [and York, Lincoln, Salop, Sussex, London], to deliver to Henry de Percy, son and heir of Henry de Percy, the lands whereof his father was seised in his demesne as of fee on the day of his death, saving to Idonea late the wife of Henry de Percy, the father, her reasonable dower; as the king has taken his homage. (S) CFRs.

4/4/1352, To escheator in the county of York. Order to take the oath of Idonia late the wife of Henry de Percy, tenant in chief, that she will not marry without the king's licence, and to deliver to her the manors in that county which the king has assigned to her to hold as dower. (S) CCRs. [Like order in Northumberland.]

8/24/1365, Iodine died, buried at Beverly Minster.

9/1365, IPM of Idonia late the wife of Henry de Percy. York: [manors] Lekngfeld, Semer, Nafferton, Catton, Bouyngton, Kyrkelevyngton, Clethop, Gikeleswik, all held in dower of the inheritance of Henry de Percy, son and heir of Henry de Percy and herself. … She died on 24 August last. Henry de Percy, knight, aged 40 years and more, son of Henry de Percy and herself, is her heir. (S) CIsPM.

(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P652. (S) The History of the Borough, Castle, and Barony of Alnwick, 1866. (S) The Archaeological Journal, V41, 1884, P338-40.

Children of Henry and Iodine: [5 sons, 4 daughters]

i. Henry de Percy (15210584), born 1323 in England.

ii. Eleanor de Percy (7605651), born ~1325 in England.

iii. Maud de Percy (15211413), born ~1330 in England.


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