Friday, February 10, 2012
G26: 39979664 FitzWilliam-FitzHarding
~1130, Otes born in England, heir & s/o 79959328. William Fitz Otes & 79959329. Gille ?.
~1145, Margery born in England, d/o 79959330. Robert Fitz Harding.
Aft. 1146, Otes’ father died.
12/19/1154, Henry II crowned king of England.
1155-56, Otto fitz William sheriff of Essex and Hertforshire. (S) History and Antiquities of the County of Essex, V2, 1978, P305.
9/1170, Otes, son of William, not allowed an essoin. (S) On the Laws and Customs of England, V4, 1968, P81.
3/1181 at Ivry, Girard de Canville witnessed an royal ratification which is also witnessed by William, son and heir of Patric, earl of Salisbury.
1181-2, Otes Sheriff of Essex and Hertfordshire.
9/3/1189, Richard I succeeded King Henry II of England.
1191, Otto fitz William succeeded as sheriff of Essex and Herts by Geoffrey fitz Peter. (S) Great Pipe Roll, Stenton, 1968, P14.
1193, Otto, son of William, renders account of £4 for a fee held of Robert de Setvans. (S) Transactions of Bristol and Gloucestershire, V11, 1886-7.
1190-1194, Otes son of William and William son of Hervey were left in charge of Cambridge and Huntingdon and Norfolk and Suffolk respectively. [Likely 1191 when King Richard left on crusade.] (S) Great Pipe Roll, Stenton, 1968.
1194, Otes of Essex died; Margery surviving holding one fee in Essex of the honor of Gloucester. (S) Publications of the Pipe Roll Society, V14, 1891.
1194-1206, Charter of St. Mary Clerkenwell, Margaret states she was the daughter of Robert Fitz Harding. “… confirmasse donacionem and concedessionem quam Margareta que fuit filia Roberti filii Harding fecit deo et ecclesie beate Marie de Clerkenwell …”.
5/27/1199, John succeeded King Richard I of England.
1207, Margery living.
1208, Margery, wife of Otes son of William, paid 10 marks which William her son still owed for the fine she made for exemption for crossing seas; and she used the King’s court to get repayment from her son. (S) Introduction to the Curia Regis Rolls, Flower, 1944, P292.
(S) Descent from a Domesday Goldsmith, Craig, 1990.
· 1213-19, grant of Maurice de Gant, in which he refers to his aunt, Margaret, formerly wife of Otes Fitz William. Maurice de Gant’s father, Robert Fitz Robert, is known to have been a younger son of Robert Fitz Harding, male line ancestor of the Berkeley family. Witnesses: Robert Fitz Walter, Saier de Quincy, and Henry de Bohun.
· William son and heir of Otto Fitz-William fined in 20 Marks, for relief for the Lands, which he held of the King by Serjeanty, and for half a Knight's Fee, which he held of the King in Capite. (S) History and Antiquities of the Eschequer, Madox, 1969, P320.