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Saturday, April 21, 2012
G26: 60835588 Ledet
60835588. Wischard Ledet & 60835589. Margaret
~1195, Wischard born in England, 2nd s/o 121671176.
Henry de Braybroke & 121671177. Christina Ledet.
5/28/1220, Northamptonshire. Wischard Ledet gives the king a
palfrey for having a weekly market on Tuesdays at his manor of Warden.
1221, Wischard’s grandfather of the same name died, leaving his
daughter Christina [Wischard’s mother] as his heir.
1234, Wischard’s father died; his mother surviving.
1235, Wischard Ledet held Wroxton. (S) History of the County of
Oxford, V9, 1969.
1235-6, Collection of aid: De feudo Wischard Ledet; de feudo
unius militis in Urocstan ij.m. (S) Liber Feodorum, Pt1. [Multiple similar
records of different counties.]
6/10/1240, Wischard left with Richard of Corwall, son of King
John, on the 6th crusade.
1240, Wischard died on crusade; his son Walter his heir.
3/8/1241, The king has granted to Mary, who was the wife of
Wischard Ledet, that, of the £20 of the farm of Corby, which Wischard holds of
the king at fee farm, she may render 100s. at Easter in the 25th year
and the remaining 15 m. at Michaelmas in the same year. (S) FRsHIII.
1241, Maria que fuit uxor Wischard’ Ledet redd. Com. de .x. l.
de relevio Walteri filii et heredis ipsius Wichard’ de manerio de Corby. (S)
The Great Roll of the Pipe, 1918, P319. [Mary paid 10£ for possession of Corby
during the minority of her son.]
10/25/1241, Because the king has heard by an inspection of the
charter that J., formerly the king, his father, made for Henry of Braybrooke
concerning the manor of Corby, which Wischard Ledet […] held of the king in
socage, order to the sheriff of Northamptonshire that, having accepted security
from Mary, who was the wife of the abovesaid Wischard , for £10 [for the relief
of Walter], son and heir of the same Wischard , he is to cause her to have full
seisin of the aforesaid manor with appurtenances until the legal age of the
abovesaid heir. (S) FRsHIII.
Mary married 2nd Simon de Maidwell.
1249, Norht’. Simon de Maydewell’ ponit … versus Walterum
Ledet … Maria uxor ejusdem Simonis ponit … (S) Curia Regis Rolls, Crook, 2002, P127. 1252, Mary and her husband Simon of Maidwell claimed a third of
the manor of Corby in dower.
1253, Exemption for life of Simon de Maydewell from being put
on assizes, juries, … (S) CPRs.
·10/15/1313, Order … the manor of Corby … that
belonged to Wychard Ledet, … to deliver the manor to Mary, late the wife of the
said Wychard, upon her finding security for 10£ for the relief of Walter his
son and heir, because … taken into the king's hands on account of Wychard's
death, … restored the custody of the manor to Ermeutrude, late the wife of the
said Walter, then deceased, … to hold during the minority of Walter’s heir, … the
queen of England to cause Ermentrude to have full seisin thereof; it being now
shewn to the king by Alice, daughter and heiress of the said Walter, whom
William le Latymer, lately deceased, married, that the treasurer and barons
unduly charge her with 340£ 16s. 8d. of the arrears. (S) CCRs.
Child of Wischard and Mary:
i. Walter Ledet (30417794), born ~1225 in England.