Monday, January 16, 2012

G25: 30424598 Ftiz Robert

30424598. Sir Walter Fitz Robert  & 30424599. Ida Longespee “the younger”

10/28/1216, Henry III, age 9, crowned king of England.

~1219, Walter born in England, s/o 60849196. Robert Fitz Walter & 60849197. Rohese ?.

~1220, Ida born in England, d/o 19989838. Earl William Longespee & 19989839. Ela of Salisbury. [younger of 2 sisters of the same name.]

1232, Walter, a minor, heir to his older half-sister Christian Fitz Robert, wife of William de Mandeville.

1234, Walter’s father died.

4/30/1235, Grant to the church of St. John the Baptist, Haliwell, … gifts … the tithe of the household expenses of Walter son of Robert and his heirs ; … (S) CChRs, V1.

1235, Walter still a minor.

Bef. 11/1/1236, Walter married Ida.

12/18/1239, Fine of Walter son of Robert. Pledges for this fine. William Longespée for 60 m. Hugh Wake for 40 m. Thomas de Furnival for 40 m. …. (S) FRsHIII.

12/24/1239, Walter fitz Robert has made fine by 300 m. for having seisin of the lands formerly of Robert fitz Walter, his father … Pledges for this fine … William Longespée for 60 m. Hugh Wake for 40 m. Thomas de Furnival for 40 m. Gerard de Furnival for 40 m. Hamo Peche for 40 m. (S) FRsHIII.

1249, Walter son of Robert and Ida his wife brought an assize of novel disseisin against William Lungepeie for holdings in Scepperingge and Heniton, Farlegh and Bidinham … Walter and Ida had put themselves utterly in
William's grace for those holdings. (S) Civil Pleas of the Wiltshire Eyre, Clanchy, 1971, P152.

6/19/1253, Confirmation of a lease by Walter son of Robert to Isabel de Ingoldesthorp of the manor of Wimbis, except the advowson of the church, … for 6 years … (S) CPRs.

1253, Protection for the following going to Gascony … with the king … Walter son of Robert. (S) CPRs.

8/6/1253, King Henry left for Gascony from Portsmouth with 300 ships to suppress a rebellion.

10/22/1253 at Beauge, France. Walter granted a weekly market and a yearly fair at his manor of Burnham, Essex. (S) Gazetteer of Markets and Fairs.

10/23/1253, King Henry’s army in camp at Benauge, France [east of Bordeaux].

12/28/1253, King Henry’s army in camp at Bazas, France [southeast of Bordeaux].

8/12/1254, King Henry’s retinue in camp at Bordeaux, France.

1/1255, King Henry returned to England.

1255, Walter gave 3 acres of meadow to the Hospitallers.

8/30/1256, Commission of oyer … touching the trespasses of certain person of the city of London against Walter son of Robert as to certain customs belonging to his quay in the said city. (S) CPRs.

9/14/1257, Walter granted a market at Roydon, Essex. (S) Gazetteer of Markets and Fairs.

Bef. 4/10/1258, Sir Walter died. (S) CPRs.

6/23/1258, Grant to Stephen Lungespee [brother of Ida] the wardship of the land and heirs of Walter son of Robert … for 3000 marks … with the marriage of the heirs. (S) CPRs.

6/10/1258, The king appointed John de Wyvyle to extend the lands of Walter son of Robert and cause reasonable dower to be assigned to Ida, wife of the said Walter. (S) CPRs.

1260, Stephen Lungespee died. Walter’s “men, lands and goods” were committed to William de Aette, who was one of the executors for the will of Ida’s brother, Sir Stephen Longespee.

1261-63, A letter from Ida, widow of Walter Fitz Robert, written to Walter de Merton, the king's chancellor, in which Ida styles herself “Ida Longespée”. (S) List of Ancient Corr. of the Chancery and Exchequer, 1902, PP107-108.

8/6/1261, The king restored the manor of Henham of Walter son of Robert to Geoffrey de Lazinan, the king’s brother, saving to Ida the crops of this autum and all other issues up to Michaelmas next. (S) CPRs.

4/10/1262, The commands Ida, late the wife of Walter son of Robert, to pay what is still in arrear to Geoffrey de Lezinan, the king’s brother. (S) CPRs.

Family notes:

·         Katherine and Lorica, daughters of Ida Longespee, who married Walter, son of Robert fitz Walter, became nuns at Lacock. (S) History of Wiltshire, Pugh, V3, 1957.

(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P345.

Children of Walter and Ida:

i. Ela Fitz Walter (15212299), born ~1245 in England.

ii. Sir Robert Fitz Walter (30422600), born 1247 in England.