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Sunday, January 8, 2012

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.


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.