Thursday, May 31, 2012

G27: 67547136. Wahull

67547136. Baron Walter de Wahull & 67547137. Roesia ?

~1130, Walter born in England, eldest s/o 135094272. Simon de Wahull & 135094273. Sibyl ?.       

12/19/1154, Henry II crowned king of England.

Walter, his mother, and father presented Langford Church to the Knights Templars.

Walter described by Theobald Archbishop of Canterbury [1139–61] as an ‘invader’ of Ramsey Abbey, who was commanded to desist from his depredations.

Walter married Rohaise, acquiring in frank marriage land in Ravenstone, co. Buckingham. (S) The Genealogist, Vs7-9, 1987, P10.

1166, Walter held the Barony of Wahull; declaring himself to hold 27 knight’s fees of ancient feoffment, and 3 of his own demesne, on the assessment of the aid for marrying the king’s daughter.

1166, Turgis the clerk of Patshull held 1/5th of a fee of Walter de Wahull. Robert Butevileyn held 2 fees of Walter. Hugh son of Reginald held 1 fee of Walter. Stephen de Welton held 3 fees of Walter.

1173, Walter de Walhull and Hugh le Lege in a full court of “six old men” allocated the 8 hides in Segheho.

10/17/1173, Walter, an adherent of Robert, earl of Leicester, taken prisoner at a battle between Framlingham and Bury St. Edmunds. [Walter’s brother Simon also participated in the battle.]

Walter died.

11/3/1189, Richard I crowned king of England.

(S) A Hist. of the Co. of Bedford, V3, 1912. (S) Woodhull Genealogy, 1904, P13. (S) Honors and Knights Fees, Vs1-3, Farrer, 1923, P64. (S) Journal of the House of Lords, V124, 1892, P194.

Family notes:

·         In the later reign of King Henry II Walter, son of Simon de Wahull, and Simon his son confirmed grants in Grimscote.

·         The Woodhill family was descended from the great Domesday baron, Walter Falndrensis, Lord of Patteshall, created 1st Baron Wahull by William the Conqueror. The s/o the 1st Baron was Simon de Wahull. (S) NY Gen. and Bio. Record, 1880, P190.

·         [This is a plausible biography of this family based on the nuances of the various records – why Hugh in 1197 would purchase the wardship of Simon’s son John if John’s grandfather Walter were still living. It does not match any published genealogies. More research is needed; e.g. “1201, Simon de Wahull, the younger, owed 73 marks to the 1st scutage of King John.”]

Children of Walter and Roesia:

i. Simon de Wahull, born ~1165 in England.

1190-92, Simon a crusader with King Richard in the Holy Land. [Simon likely died in the Holy Land, supposedly by drowning.]

By 1193, Simon died. [Geoffrey fitz Piers accounted for 35£ sterling for 140£ of Anjou, late of Simon de Wahull, which were found at Woburn and received by the hands of Simon’s seneschal, Robert de Paretin.]

1197, Hubert Archbishop of Canterbury paid £333 6s. 8d. for the wardship and marriage of Simon’s son and heir John de Wahull.

(S) A Hist. of the Co. of Bedford, V3, 1912.


Rohaise de Wahull, born ~? in England.

1221, Rose, wife of Robert de Lisle [Insula], died without issue.

Agnes de Wahull, born ~? in England.

Agnes, wife of Robert de Basingham.

1218, Agnes married 2nd William fitz Warin.

1222, Agnes sole heir to Wahull estates.

1238, Agnes died, her son John heir.

Children: John de Basingham – died 1239, with his granduncle Saher becoming heir.

 John de Wahull, born ~1192 in England. [Heir]

1206, Archbishop Hubert died; John was still a minor; the wardship was transferred on a further payment of 300 marks to Isabel, widow of Geoffrey de Mandeville, Earl of Essex and wife of Hubert de Burgh, Justiciar of England.

1213, John furnished 3 well-equipped knights for one year’s service beyond the sea, receiving for himself at the same time permission to delay his own departure on account of ill-health.

1215, John supported the Baron’s Revolt leading to the Magna Carta.

1216, John died, leaving his sisters as coheirs.

ii. Walter de Wahull, born ~1170 in England.

1194, Walter de Wahull accounted for 27£ for his scutage of Wales for 27 fees of the old feoffment. [Walter administering the estates of his older brother.]

5/27/1199, John crowned king of England.

1199, Walter de Wahull, knight, witnessed a charter of King John to St. Frideswide.

1204, Walter married Albreda, widow of Guy de St. Valery.

1205-6, Walter received the manor of Pateshull at Northamptonshire.

1207, Walter and his wife Albreda in a dispute with Radulfus de Stanbrig.

By 1208, Walter died. (S) The Genealogist, 1914, P15.             

iii. Saher de Wahull (33773568), born ~1185 in England.

G26: 60849344. Mauduit

60849344. William Mauduit & 60849345. Eve ?

~1220, William born in England, s/o 121698688. Thomas Mauduit.

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

Bef. 1231-2, William 1st married Eugenia, d/o 47281870. Fulk Fitz Warin.

1236, Elias was a creditor of William Mauduit and his wife, Eugenia. (S) CCRs.

6/11/1236, Wiltshire. William Mauduit and William Luvel give the king 20s. for having an appeal before the king at Clarendon upon his first coming there. (S) FRsHIII.

1236, Jacob Crespin a creditor of William and Eugenia Mauduit. (S) Starrs and Jewish Charters, 1930, P36.

6/1244, William’s succeeded his brother Robert; [His brother Thomas succeeded their father, who was succeeded by his brother Robert]. (S) History of the Church of Preen, Sparrow, 1898, P10.

William married 2nd Eve.

1248, William granted the whole mill of Castle Holgate to the canons of Haughman abbey.

8/6/1253, William with King Henry as he left for Gascony from Portsmouth with 300 ships.

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

11/8/1253 in France, The king granted William Mauduit a yearly fair at Warminster and a weekly market at Castle Holgate. (S) Gazetter of Markets and Fairs.

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

3/19/1254, Henry’s army in camp at Meilhan, France [south of Bordeaux, near the Spanish border].

5/8/1254, Wiltshire. Robert Harangod’ and Richard of Wallop give the king 3½ m. for having the writ which is called si recognoscat against William Mauduit. (S) FRsHIII.

1254, William Mauduit holding land of 20£ or more in cos. Salop and Stafford.

1255, William Mauduit holding Castle Holegod [5 hides], with it appurtenances, of the King, doing suit to the County, but not the Hundred, nor did he pay stretward nor motfee. William had a gallows, held pleas of bloodshed, and hue and cry, had an assize of beer, and was entitled to a Writ of Right [empowering him with his own court in his liberty.]

1256, William Mauduit, in a suit about Oxenbold with the prior of Wenlock, gave his title of descent: Robert de la Mare [Henry II], to Agnes his daughter and heir, to Thomas her son and heir, to Robert and Thomas his sons who died without issue, to William their brother, the present plaintiff.

1257, William Mauduit and his wife, Eve, gave the advowson of the church of Warminster, Wiltshire to the dean and chapter of Salisbury. “Omnibus … praesens … Willelmus Mauduth, dominus de Wermenistre, … Evae Mauduth uxoris mea, …” (S) Charters and Documents … Salisbury, 1891, P329. [The advowson later held by his son Thomas.]

7/1257, William Mauduit, of Warminster, given letters of protection while serving the King in Wales.

1258, William alienated all his Shropshire barony to Richard, earl of Cornwall; and conveyed Castle Holgate to the Knights Templars.

By 1260, William died.

(S) History of Warminster, Daniell, 1879, P150. (S) Transactions of the Shropshire, 1892, P292. (S) Antiquities of Shropshire, V4, Eyton, 1857, P66.

Family notes:

·         Eugenia Fitz Warin is not likely the mother of Thomas as she had to be born by 1199.

Child of William and Eve:

i. Thomas Mauduit (30424672), born bef. 1250 in England.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

G26: 60849196. Fitz Walter

60849196. Robert Fitz Walter & 60849197. Rohese ?

~1180, Robert born in Scotland, s/o 121698392. Walter Fitz Robert & 121698393. Maud de Lucy.

11/3/1189, Richard I crowned king of England.

1198, Robert suceeded his father in the barony of Dunmow in Essex, and the honor of Baynard’s Castle, the name of his house in London.

By 1199, Robert married Gunnora, widow of Durand D’Outille, d/o Robert de Valoines, s/o 39979088. Robert de Valoynes.

5/27/1199, John crowned king of England.

1200, William fitz Simon on the panel about Robert fitz Walter’s claim to Hertford castle.

1200, Robert and his wife Gunnora brought an assize of novel disseisin against the abbot of St. Albans for the wood of Northawe in Hertfordshire. (S) Secular Jurisdiction of Monasteries, Shirley, 2004, P127.

1201, Robert ended a dispute with the abbey of St. Albans, giving the wood in exchange for land worth 10£ yearly. [Robert would have continued disputes with the abbey over the years.]

8/28/1202, Robert appointed warden of Hertford castle.

1203, King Philip of France attacked King John’s lands in Normandy and Angiers, capturing Chateau-Gaillard and the city of Rouen. King John sent forces commanded by William Marshall to repel the invasion.

6/1203, King Philip then laid siege to the Castle of Ruil [Vaudreuil], which capitulated by agreement after receiving no relief from King John. Philip imprisoned the commanders Saher de Quincy and Robert fitz Walter at Compiegne for ransoms.

7/5/1203 at Rouen, William Marshall wrote to King John: “Know that Robert Fitz-Walter and Saher de Quinci have returned the castle of Valle Rodol to the King of France by our order. … enjoin that they, ald all those who were with them in the castle, may be on that account acquitted of blame.” (S) King John of England, Chadwick, 1865, P235.

11/21/1203, The King … ratified all that which William d’Albini may do in sale and invasion of the lands and incomes of Robert fitz-Walter for his redemption from the prison of the King of France. (S) King John of England, Chadwick, 1865, P236. [William to raise Robert’s ransom from his lands.]

1204, Robert returned to England.

9/11/1204, Robert coheir to lands in Lesnes, Kent, of his uncle Godfrey de Lucy, bishop of Winchester, for a fine of 300 marks. (S) Magna Carta, Holt, 1992, P165.

1205, King John opposed Pope Innocent III, asserting his right to tax the church.

1205, Robert fitz Walter assessed 4 marks scutage for himself and 20 marks scutage on his tenenants, which he collected himself. (S) Studies in Taxation, Mitchell, 1914, P75.

1206, King John landed at La Rochelle and recaptured Angiers.

10/26/1206 at Thouars, France, Robert witnessed a truce between King John and King Philip of France.

1207, Rohese de Lucy, cousin of Robert, offered 100£ for half of the Lucy lands; ‘except those held by Robert fitz Walter.’

12/27/1207, Gunnora had livery of Burton-in-Lonsdale, which descended to her hereditarily upon the death of Emma de Humet, widow of Geoffrey de Valoines [who had held it in dower]. (S) Final Concords, Lancaster, 1899, P32.

1208, Robert fitz Walter and Gunnora, his wife, daughter and heiress of Robert de Valoines, brother of Geoffrey, gave 100 marks for an assize of mort d’ancestor of her uncle Geoffrey. (S) Record Society, V39, 1899, P31.

9/1208, Hugh de Morewich essoined himself against Robert fitz Walter and Gunnora his wife in a plea of land.

4/1209, Philip de Valoignes had a plea against Robert son of Walter and Gunnora his wife concerning both the land which he demands against them and the land which they demand against him. (S) Northumberland Families, V2, 1968, P33.

1210, Robert a witness to the official account written by King John of his quarrel with William de Briouse.

6/6/1210, Robert attended King John when he launched successful attacks in Ireland. King John launched 700 ships in the attack, and used 10 knights as personal bodyguards.

1210, While Robert was in Ireland, the abbey of St. Albans appointed a new prior at Binham. Robert laid siege to the abbey and plundered it possessions.

1210, King John and Robert in a quarrel, King John took away Robert’s ‘Lucy’ lands.

1211, Robert had 63 knights’ fees of his own inheritance, and 30 knights’ fees by marriage, including the lordship of Great Tey [previously held by Richard de Lucy.]

1211, King John began to use the debts of his barons as rationale for letters of distraint against their properties. [He was also exhorting money from the church.]

8/30/1211, The legate Pandulf excommunicated King John in front of an assembly of barons at Northampton. The King’s subjects were obsolved of their oath of allegiance.

~1211, Robert married 2nd Rohese.

7/10/1212, A great fire swept through London, on the south side of the river, killing about 3000.

1212, Robert fitz Walter, castellan and standard-bearer of the city of London.  Robert’s lands were confiscated by King John, his home in London demolished [Baynard’s castle], and he fled with his family to France; his daughter Matilda a hostage of King John. [This is likely tied to an attempt by Robert and other nobles to betray him; which plot was revealed to him by his daugher Joan, wife of Llewelyn the Great of Wales.]

11/12/1212, King John gave Robert’s cousin Rohese de Lucy half of the Lucy lands.

1213, Queen Isabella accompanied King John to Aquitaine.

1213, Robert in Normandy, during a tournament of knights from England and France, showed great valor; and was reconciled with King John, who gave him liberty to rebuild his home in London.

5/27/1213, The King to Robert Fitz-Walter, … We command you that securely you may come to England, according to the form of the apostolic mandate, because we afford peace and security to you. (S) King John of England, Chadwick, 1865, P236.

11/1213, Robert fitz Walter by a fine of 2 palfreys obtained the lands of Hugh de Essex at Waledun. (S) Shropshire Arch. Assoc., V2, 1879, P30.

2/9/1214, King John and 12 of his barons sailed for Poitou. [Many barons refused to attend the king.]

7/2/1214, Prince Louis of France victorious at the battle of La Roche-aux-Moines against the forces of King John of England. King Philip and King John agreed to a 6-year truce at Chinon.

10/1214, King John returned to England in defeat.

11/20/1214, Robert fitz Walter assembled a meeting of barons where they agreed on a joint campaign against King John, and elected Robert as their spokesman. Due to his reputation, the barons rallied around Robert and he headed the baronial revolt as their “Marshall of the Army of God and the Church.” (S) 3 Crises in Early English History, Alexander, 1998, P98.

4/1215, Robert assembled with 2000 knights and barons at Stamford.

4/27/1215, Robert one of the barons meeting with King John’s representatives at Brackley, where the 1st draft of the Magna Carta was created. [King John sent the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Earl of Pembroke.]

1215, Prince Louis of France was approached by a group of English barons headed by Geoffrey de Mandeville who offered support in the overthrow of King John of England. Prince Louis sent 140 knights to England to make plans with his English allies.

1215, Robert appointed governor of Hereford castle.

6/19/1215, Under Robert’s command, the barons forced King John to sign the Magna Carta. He with the other 24 barons were excommunicated.

6/1215, Within a week of the signing of the Magna Carta, King John signed 50 acts of restoration: … Robert fitz Walter recovered Hertford castle … (S) Magna Carta, Holt, 1992, P166.

1215, Robert Fitzwalter chosen as 1 of 25 barons as conservators of the public liberties. (S) Edinburgh Magazine, Vs1-2, 1773, P15.

7/7/1215, Robert fitz Walter, the earl of Winchester, the earl of Clare, the earl of Gloucester, Eustace de Vescy, Richard de Percy, John, constable of Chester, William de Albini and William de Mowbray excommunicated by a letter of the Pope written at Ferentino, Italy. (S) UKNA.

1216, Saire de Quincy and Robert Fitz Walter sent by the barons to France to offer the crown to Prince Louis, the Dauphin.

1/9/1216, Saire and Robert Fitz Walter returned with 42 ships of French knights. They kept a strong garrison in Montsorell Castle in Leicester on behalf of Prince Louis.

5/20/1216, Prince Louis crossed to England in 10 warships, with 1200 knight and 900 troops. Louis quickly captured all the Cinque Ports except Dover, held by Hubert de Burgh. Louis captured the town of Lincoln, but not the castle.

6/2/1216, Prince Louis proclaimed King in London. (S) A Primary History of Britain, Smith, 1873, P66.

6/1216, Robert fitz Walter sent a letter to William de Albini about moving a tournament planned for Stamford to a location near London.

6/14/1216, Prince Louis captured Winchester, and controlled half of England.

7/1216, Robert fitz Walter 1 of 13 baronial leaders selected to hold London until August 15th as Prince Louis’ custodians.

10/18/1216, King John died.

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

11/21/1216 at Hertford, William de Huntingfeld granted the village of Grimsby, Lincolnshire by Prince Louis. Witnesses: Seiher de Quency, earl of Winchester, Robert Fitz-Walter [Commander of the forces of the English barons.] (S) Guide to the Manuscripts, Warner, 1906, P41.

1217, Louis returned to France to seek more support from his father – who refused. [Louis’ claim was through Blanche’s mother, the only surviving child of King Henry II. King John’s son Henry was only 10.]

5/20/1217, Robert captured by William Marshall at the battle of Lincoln.

9/12/1217, For 10,000 marks and some land exchanges, Louis forfeited his claim to the English crown by the treaty at Kingston-on-Thames. The agreement also called for pardons for English barons in rebellion.

1218-19, Robert joined the 5th crusade; mostly made up of forces from France, Hungary [forces returned home 2/1218] and Germany.

6/1218, Robert participated at the Seige of Damietta, Egypt.

8/17/1218. The fortress protecting Damietta fell.

9/1218, The cursaders began the siege of Damietta.

11/1218, A storm halted progress of the siege and the crusaders began winter preparations.

2/1219, The crusaders had completely isolated the city.

11/4/1219, The crusaders entered the city to find only 3000 of about 80000 remained, most of them sick.

7/1221, The crusaders made an unsuccessful attack on Cairo; with many being captured.

By 1222, Returning from the crusade, Robert submitted to King Henry III.

12/1223 at Northampton, Robert fitz Walter and Robert de Ros with the earls of Essex, Norfolk and Hereford supported the King against John de Lacy, the earl of Gloucester and the earl of Chester. [King Henry was forcing the surrender of royal castles and sheriffdoms.]

12/29/1233, Robert received a gift of game from the king.

1224, Poitevin scutage payments received from the tenants of Robert fitz Walter.

2/11/1225, Robert fitz Walter attested to the Carta de Forestis and reissue of the Magna Carta of King Henry III.

1227, The honor of Mineli and Lantian [of the ancient barony of Richard de Luci and fee of Adam Malherbe] held by Robert son of Walter and Matilda de Luci. (S) Report and Transactions, Devonshire, V38, 1906, P346.

9/1227, Richard the king’s son and Roese his wife demand against Robert Fitz Walter and Richard de Montfichet [grandsons of the justiciar Richard de Lucy] … land in Lesnes, Kent, of which Roese de Dover [daughter of Fulbert, granddaughter of Roese de Lucy], … (S) Transactions of Essex, 1933.

3/1/1228, The king has committed the manor of Lesnes [co. Kent] with appurtenances to Rose [de Dover], wife of Richard of Chilham [illegimitate s/o King John] , which they recovered by a duel against Robert fitz Walter. (S) FRsIII. [Judicial combat – trial by battle or duel – a means of turning to God to settle a dispute for which man could not or would not provide a verdict. Both parties had to agree to the duel before proceeding.]

1229, To Robert son of Walter. … (S) Calendar of the Liberate Rolls, V1, 1916.

1230, Robert assigned to hold the assize of arms in Essex and Hertfordshire.

1231-2, Grant by Richard prior and convent to Robert son of Walter and his heirs of 8s. pa of quit rent. (S) Cartulary of Holy Trinity Aldgate, 1971, P122.

4/12/1234, Grant to Robert son of Walter that … before his death will make his will or assigne others to make it, he shall have free power an disposition … (S) CPRs.

4/30/1235, Grant to the church of St. John the Baptiat, Haliwell … of the gift of Robert son of Walter, all the inclosed marsh in his demesne of Bruham, … (S) CChRs.

12/9/1235, Robert, of Little Dunmow, Woodham Walter, Essex, died; Rohese surviving.

1236, Robert fitz Walter’s widow Rose allocated her dower. (S) Studies in 13th Century Justice, Meekings, 1981, P4.

By 1256, Rohese died.

(S) Luton Church: Historical and Descriptive, Cobbe, 1898, P515. (S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P344. (S) Reign of Kig John, Painter, 1949. (S) Minority of Henry III, Carptenter, 1990.

Family notes:

·         Many of the stories surrounding these events deal with King John’s desire for Matilda the Fair, d/o Robert, which “the king unlawfully loved, but could not obtain.” For a more complete story see: (S) The Argosy, V61, 1896, P119.

Child of Robert and Gunorra:

i. Chirstian Fitz Walter, born ~1210 in England.

Christian married William de Mandeville, s/o Geoffrey [died 1226-7.]

Christian married 2nd Reymund de Burgh [died bef. 7/17/1230.]

Bef. 5/25/1233, Christian died without children. [Her heirs her brother and 3 granddaughters of Philip de Valoignes.]

Child of Robert and Rohese:

i. Walter Fitz Robert (30424598), born ~1219 in England.

Monday, May 28, 2012

G26: 60849192 Odingsels

60849192. Sir Hugh de Odingsels & 60849193. Basilia de Limesi

Hugh born in Flanders. (S) Baronia Anglica Concentrata, V2, 1843, P108.

~1180, Basilia born in England, d/o 67547150. Gerard de Limesi & 67547151. Amy de Bidun.

11/3/1189, Richard I crowned king of England.

5/27/1199, John crowned king of England.

1213, Basile, wife of Hugh de Oddingseles, obtained possessions of her inheritance with her sister Eleanor, wife of David Lindsey.

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

1221, Hugh de Odingsells attend the King at the siege of Bitham castle, Lincolnshire.

1223, Gerard, son of Alan de Limesy, was named as father of Basilia, wife of Hugh de Odingselles, and grandfather of David de Lindsay. (S) The American Genealogist, Vs74-75, 1999, P282.

1224-27, Hugh and Basilia in records of David de Lindesi, justiciar of Scotland.

1238, Hugh died.

Basilia died.

5/13/1239, The king has taken the homage of Gerard de Odingeseles for the lands that the same Hugh held of the king in chief in Long Itchington and elsewhere in his bailiwick of the inheritance of Basilia, his wife, mother of the aforesaid Gerard. Order to the sheriff of Warwickshire to take security from him for £50 for his relief and to cause him to have seisin of all lands. (S) FRsHIII.

(S) History of the Counry of Norfolk, V3, 1769, P475. (S) Lindeseie and Limesi Families, Linzee, 1917.

Family notes:

·         Overhall manor held prior to the Conquest by Ralph de Limesi [died 1093] who married Christina, one of the sisters of Prince Edgar Atheling son of King Edmund Ironside who was brother of Edward the Confessor. Ralph succeeded by his son and heir Ralph who married Halewise; succeeded by his son and heir Alan; and he by his son and heir Gerard. Gerard de Limesi married Amy d/o Hanaleth of Bidun Limesi, and had issue:

o   John de Limesi [died 1198] who married Alice d/o Robert de Harcourt [who bef. 1200 became wife of Walleran, earl of Warwick]; leaving a son Hugh who died in 1223 without issue.

o   Basilia married to Sir Hugh de Odingsells [died in 1238], leaving 3 sons Hugh, Gerard and Sir William de Odingsells of Warwickshire. Hugh the eldest son succeeded and died without issue. Gerard the 2nd son succeeded; and on his death was succeeded by his brother the 3rd son Sir William de Odingsells who married Joan and had a son Sir William de Odingsells who inherited the one moiety of the manor which came from his grandfather Sir Hugh de Odingsells.

o   Alianore married David de Lindsay a Scot and the Barony of Limesi of which the lordship of this parish was a part became divided between Sir Hugh de Odyngseles and David de Lindsey. Daniel had by Alianore: David their eldest son was lord of a moiety of the manor in the reign of Hen. III. In 1219 the King had the lands of David de Lindsey in his custody. This David and his brothers all dying without issue, his moiety in the lordship passed to Sir Henry de Pinkenny Knt. in consequence of his marriage with Alice sister and heir of David de Lindsey, and their son Sir Henry Pinkenny granted the same by deed to Sir William de Odyngselles lord of the other moiety, the grandson of the above Sir Hugh de Odyngselles who then became possessed of the entire manor. (S) The Manors of Suffolk, 1905.

Children of Hugh and Basilia:

i. Hugh de Oddingseles, born ? in England.

ii. Gerard de Oddingseles, born ? in England.

1266, Gerard died; his nephew William, s/o his brother William his heir.

iii. William de Oddingseles (30424596), born ~1210 in England.

G26: 60849158 Humez

60849158. John de Humez

~1175, John born in Normandy, s/o 121698316. Jordan de Humet & 121698317. Hawise de Crevecoeur.

11/3/1189, Richard I crowned king of England.

1192, John’s father died.

1198, John, son of Jordan du Hommet, and ‘accomptant’ in the bailiwick of Lieuvin.

1198, John de Hommet lord of Sheringham, Norfolk.

5/27/1199, John crowned king of England.

1202, King John refused King Philip’s summons to Paris as his vassal. King Philip attacked Norman territories capturing most of Brai.

1203, King Philip attacked King John’s lands in Normandy and Angiers, capturing Chateau-Gaillard and the city of Rouen.

1203, King John ordered the bailiff of Lieuvin to allow John du Hommet the tallage of his men in the bailiwick.

9/8/1203, The King to Geoffrey fitz Peter … command you make the Earl of Arundel [William d’Albini] to have all the land which the wife of John de Humet held in feud of the said Earl. … for the Earl of Leicester [Simon de Montfort], respecting all the land which the aforesaid wife held in Angoleim for the feud of William de Silly. (S) King John of England, Chadwick, 1865, P282.

9/5/1204, John de Hommet had his land at Sherringham in Norfolk, held by the King. [Cleville became a ducal demesne when King Philip confiscated most of the English lands in Normandy.]

6/1205, John de Humet gave 100£ and a palfrey for sesin of his lands in England.

1204, John’s older brother [and likely John himself] gave allegiance to King Philip of France; forfeiting his English lands.

1206, King John gave the lands of John de Humez, which had been forfeited due to arms against the king, to Henry de Grey [father of his future son-in-law]. (S) History and Antiquities of Buckingham, V4, 1847, P57.

1207, Royal letter ordered the sheriffs to seize the chattels of Baldwin Wake [son of Agnes Humet] and John de Humet and banish these persons from the realm within three weeks. (S) The Medieval English Sheriff, Morris, 1968, P150.

4/1214, John de Humet, a baron in revolt against King John, did not attended the King on his expedition into Poitou.

6/19/1215 at Runnymede near Windsor, King John forced to agree to the terms of the Magna Carta. [King John then arranged for all of the barons to be excommunicated – starting a war.]

10/18/1216, King John died.

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

9/12/1217, Prince Louis of France forfeited his claim to the English crown by the treaty at Kingston-on-Thames. A principal provision of the treaty was amnesty for English rebels.

1217-18, John de Humez, William de Quatremains, Thomas Sumer and Vidal Engaine negotiated peace with the king. (S) Pipe Roll Society, V77, 1972, P14.

Bef. 6/8/1223, John, lord of Cleville, died. (S) History and Antiquities of Buckingham, V4, 1847, P57.

(S) Henry II, New Interpretations; Harper-Bill, 2007, P113. (S) The Loss of Normandy, Powicke, 2003, P492.

Family notes:

·         John de Hommet, son of Jordan du Hommet, confirms the gift of the church of Sheringham by Earl Walter Giffard to Notley. (S) Henry II, Harper-Bill, 2007, P112.

·         Leicestershire. John du Hommet claims vs. Robert de Angerville one fee in Ingarsby and in Willoughby Waterleys as his right; Robert … says that he should not have to answer this assize, because his [John's] grandmother had a certain son called Robert de Bonnebosq [Bonebote] by her first husband, and his [Robert de Bonnebosq's] sister is John’s mother, so that his heirs have a greater right to that land than John; John comes by his attorney and says that he claims nothing through his grandmother but by his mother and that she was seised of the said land by right.

·         The abbot of Leicester is summoned to show why he will not allow John du Hommet to present his own parson to the church of Humberstone [Humberston] which is vacant … the advowson is his and his church’s right as by the gift of Jordan father of the said John and the abbot has a charter. John says that Jordan could not grant them the advowson, because he only had the keeping of the land in which the said church is sited by John’s mother, of whose inheritance that land was, and John claims the judgement of the court.

Child of John and ?:

i. Lucy de Humez (30424579), born ~1210 in England.

4/1/1225, Order to the sheriff of Northamptonshire to place in respite, …, the demand for £14 that he makes from Richard de Gray … for the debt of John de Humet, father of Lucy, wife of the same Richard, whose heir she is. (S) FRsHIII.

G26: 60849154 Bertram

60849154. Sir Roger Bertram  

Aft. 1185, Roger born in England, s/o 121698308. William Bertram & 121698309. Alice de Umfreville.

5/27/1199, John crowned king of England.

By 1198, Roger’s father died; his wardship given to William Brewer. ‘Roger Bertram qui infra etatem est t est in custodia Willi Briewer’. [Roger’s mother surviving.]

2/28/1200, Roger Bertran of Northumberland, a minor, granted a market and fair at Felton.

1201, Roger Bertram confirmed a grant of his father William Bertram to the church of Felton. (S) History of Northumberland, 1904, P268.

7/7/1203, Roger obtained a grant that his manor of Felton with the whole parish and all the woods should be disafforested, and quit from the view and exaction of the king’s foresters and bailiffs. [Creation of a chase.]

1204, Roger Bertram of Northumberland named in the CChRs of King John. (S) History of Northumberland, Hodgson, 1828, P389.

1206, The wardship and marriage of Roger Bertram, a minor at his father’s death, sold to Peter de Brus for 1300 marks. [Mitford included the manor of Greatham, wapentake of Sadberge, adjacent to the Brus manors in Hartness.]

1212, Roger Bertram holding his barony by 5 knights’ fees. (S) Magna Carta Commemoration Essays, 1917, P62.

4/4/1213, Philip de Ulecotes forced to restore the castle of Roger Bertram after he had seized it in a quarrel. (S) DNB.

1214-5, Roger joined the confederacy of barons against King John.

5/5/1215, The revolting Barons formally renounced their allegiance to John and invited the King of France to invade England. [This was prevented by the Pope.]

6/19/1215 at Runnymede near Windsor, King John forced to agree to the terms of the Magna Carta. [King John then arranged for all of the barons to be excommunicated – starting a war.]

10/22/1215, at Felton, Roger and other rebelling barons of Northumberland did homage to King Alexander of Scotland. [They then attacked Norham with little success.]

5/12/1216, King Louis VIII of France, after a successful landing, crowned King of England in London. In June, Louis captured Winchester and controlled half of England.

1216, An opponent of King John, ‘Rogerus Bertram dat domino Regi c. labras pro habenda sasina de castro de Midford’ – castle and lands of Mitford seized by King John’s Flemish allies and given to Philip de Ulecotes, sheriff of Northumberland.

10/18/1216, King John died.

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

9/12/1217, Prince Louis of France forfeited his claim to the English crown by the treaty at Kingston-on-Thames. A principal provision of the treaty was amnesty for English rebels.

11/7/1217, Northumberland. Roger Bertram gives the king £100 to have seisin of the castle of Mitford and of all the lands and fees with their appurtenances of which he was disseised by reason of the war. (S) FRsHIII. [Philip de Ulecotes again refused, eventually executed for his dissension in May, 1218.]

1219, Roger summoned to York where King Henry met with King Alexander of Scotland. [This would likely have been about Alexander’s desire to marry Henry’s eldest sister Joan.]

8/1219, Robert de Vieuxpont (Veteri Ponte) to Hubert de Burgh, justiciar: the bearer, Sir James de Scuidemor', will inform him on his return what they have done in the affair of the earl of Salisbury, and in that of his nephew, Roger Bertram in Northumberland. (S) UKNA.

2/1220, Pandulf, bishop elect of Norwich and legate to Hubert de Burgh, justiciar: concerning the affairs of Roger Bertram. (S) UKNA.

8/9/1220, Roger Bertram has given the king surety by W. earl of Salisbury, W. Brewer and William de Beauchamp for rendering 50 m. to the king …, which he owes the king of a prest from King John. (S) FRsHIII.

8/1220, Roger Bertram the only northern baron present at the Great Council at Oxford. (S) Minority of Henry III, Carpenter, 1990, P203.

8/1220, Roger Bertram a pledge for the marriage of King Henry’s sister to King Alexander of Scotland.

8/1220, Walter de Grey, archbishop of York, to Hubert de Burgh, justiciar: his efforts in the matter between Hugh de Bolbec and Roger Bertram; the former refuses to surrender a castle to the latter. (S) UKNA. [Hugh had to be threatened with excommunication and the loss of his own lands. Roger had to deliver a son as a hostage to the Bishop of Durham.] (S) Minority of Henry III, Carpenter, 1990, P207.

12/1220, Nicholas de Stuteville, allied with Roger Bertram, Richard de Umfraville, Peter de Brus, John de Mowbray, Robert de Vaux, Robert de Ros, and John de Lacy, in operations against the count of Aumale at Bytham castle in Lincoln, who was in rebellion. [For their support the knights were conceded their scutage of Montgomery for their faithful service.]

8/20/1224, Roger Bertram has made fine with the king by 10 m. so that another 4 days might be added to his fair of Mitford , …, so that henceforth it is held for 8 days … the addition of those four days to be proclaimed throughout his county. (S) FRsHIII.

1225, Roger Bertram, Roger de Merlay, … justices itenerant at Newcastle.

4/6/1226, Order to the sheriff of Northumberland to place in respite the demand he made by summons of the Exchequer from Roger Bertram. (S) FRsHIII.

1227, Roger Bertram a justice itinerant in Cumberland.

9/5/1227, Order to the sheriff of Northumberland to place in respite the demand he makes from Roger Bertram and Roger de Merlay for the arrears of the 15th collected in his county. (S) FRsHIII.

3/1228, Roger de Bertram an escort for King Alexander of Scotland on his trip to York.

12/1229, Roger Bertram with Gilbert de Umfreville and Roger de Merlay attended the meeting of King Henry III and King Alexander of Scotland at York.

12/20/1229, Roger Bertram, concerning the 32½ m. which he owes the king for the prest of Ireland and for other debts etc., that he is to render 5 m. to the king per annum. (S) FRsHIII.

8/11/1234, Roger Bertram appointed a justice of eyre in cos. Cumberland, York, and Northumberland. (S) CPRs.

7/13/1235, Northumberland. … Robert Clerk … give the king 40s. for having four knights to take an assize of novel disseisin concerning common of pasture in Healey Hope , which pertains etc. in Rothbury, against Roger Bertram and others. (S) FRsHIII.

9/18/1235, Northumberland. Roger Bertram is to be amerced at the king’s will for disseisin. (S) FRsHIII.

1/14/1236, Roger Bertram one of the escorts of the King and Queen of Scotland to the wedding of King Henry III of England at Westminster.

9/19/1236, The king has pardoned to Roger Bertram 10 m. of the 20 m. at which he was amerced for disseisin. (S) FRsHIII.

1241, Roger, baron of Mitford, Northumberland died holding Felton, Acton, Swarland, Overgrass, Glantlees and Framlington.

(S) A Gen. and Heraldic Dic., Burke, P59. (S) Feudal and Military Antiquities of Northumberland, Hartshorne, 1858, P49. (S) Men of Mark ‘Twixt Tyne and Tweed, Welford, 1895, P262. (S) History of Northumberland in 3 Parts, Hodgson, 1832.

Children of Roger and Agnes:

i. Agnes Bertram (30424577), born ~1208 in England.

ii. Roger de Bertram, born 12/5/1224 in England.

6/28/1246, Roger son and heir of Roger Bertram did homage for his lands and received seisin of the castle of Mitford. (S) CPRs.

Roger died.

5/3/1249, Grant to Agnes late the wife of Roger Bertram that she whall not be compelled to marry against her will. (S) CPRs.

6/28/1253, Comfirmation of a marriage arranged between whichever of the sons of Peter de Monte Forti the said Peter chooses, and Agnes firstborn daughter of Roger de Bertram of Mitford.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

G26: 60849152. FitzWilliam-Warenne

60849152. William Fitz William & 60849153. Ela de Warenne

~1176, William born in England, heir & s/o 121698304. William Fitz Godric & 159916241. Albreda de Lisours.

~1178, Ela born in England, d/o 94559120. Hamelin Plantagenet & 94559121. Isabel Warren.

1184, William’s father died.

11/3/1189, Richard I crowned king of England.

William 1st married Maud ?.

Ela 1st married Robert de Newburn [his 2nd.] [No children – Robert’s brother Henry his heir.]

4/1/1193 at Winchester, Aubreye de Lizours and Roger the Constable her grandson, the lady Aubreye quitclaims to Roger the land which was Robert de Lacy’s and the said Roger grants that the said Aubreye shall hold for life the land which was of Robert de Lizours her father, with remainder to William her son. (S) The Ancestor, V10, 1904, P113.

1194, William son of William and Hugh Gernagan owed 200 marks in Yorkshire for having land which had belonged to Thorsin son of Robert. (S) Early Yorkshire Charters, Farrer, 1932, P43.

William married Ela.

5/27/1199, John crowned king of England.

~1200, William Fitz William witnesssed a grant of Thomas de Burgh. (S) Parish Registers of Kirkburton, Co. York, Collins, 1902, P143.

1200, William son of William confirmed a gift of his grandfather Godric to Byland abbey, facilities in Emley by a charter showing that Emley had been in his father’s possession. (S) Early Yorkshire Families, Clay, 1973.

1208, William granted the advowson of Marham church to friar Hemet, Master of the Knights Templar. (S) Supplement to the Peerage, Collins, 1750, P236.

1211, William son of William son of Godric vs. Alexander de Crevequer, a carucate in Hopton, of which Ketelbern his ancestor was seisied in 1135, the right having descended to Godric, then to William and then to William his son, the claimaint. (S) Early Yorkshire Families, Clay, 1973, P28.

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

2/2/1219, Plaintiff: William Fitzwilliam. Tenant: Alexander de Nevill. One carucate of land, in Hopton, with appurtenances … land to be the right of Alexander. (S) UKNA. (S) York. Arch. Journal, V7, 1882, P268.

By 1221, William returned to the allegiance of King Henry.

Bef. 2/23/1224, William of Elmley and Sprotbrough, Yorkshire and Plumtree, Nottinghamshire, died.

Bef. 1240, Ela died.

(S) Plantagenet Ancestry, P330.

Family notes:

·         Gift by Ela daughter of Hamelin earl of Warenne, widow of Robert of Newburn and William fitzWilliam, to Roche abbey of 5 virgates of land in Rottingdean [Sussex], together with 3 or 5 virgates of land in Rottingdean [Sussex], together with 3 villein and their sequels. [Ela's charter was confirmed by William earl of Warenne in which he refers to dame Ela de Warenne as his sister.]

·         William’s shield: rides on horseback with the lozenged shield of FitzWilliam upon his arm.

·         Multiple undated documents with seals identify this William as the son of his mother.

·         Contemporary [record date] were William fitz William of: Warwickshire [1219], Herefordshire [1222], Lancashire [1224], Lincolnshire [1225], Buckinghamshire [1228], Norfolk [1235], Surrey [1236], Berkshire [1242], Essex [1242].

Child of William and Ela:

i. Thomas Fitz William (30424576), born ~1195 in England.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

G26: 60848502 Corbet

60848502. Sir Robert Corbet & 60848503. Catherine le Strange.

~1230, Robert born in England, s/o 121697004. Richard Corbet & 121697005. Petronilla ?.

~1235, Catherine born in England, d/o 121697006. Lord John le Strange III & 121697007. Lucia de Tregoz.

1243, Robert’s father died.

1255, Robert succeeded his father; inheriting Morton Corbet from his mother.

1255, Thomas Corbet and Robert Corbet royal commissioners to swear a truce between John le Strange and Llywelyn. (S) Medieval English Ancestors, 2001, Boyer, P233.

1256, Robert of full age not yet a knight.

1257, Robert Corbet a pledge for Thomas Corbet in an agreement with Philip Hord.

9/1257, Robert Corbet suing Thomas Corbet of Caus [sheriff of Shropshire] for disseizing him of his free tenement in Cardeston and Waklesburg.

1/1258, Robert continued his suit against Thomas Corbet.

1258, Robert fined a mark of gold [10 silver marks] for respite of knighthood.

5/2/1258, Robert Corbet, Thomas Hord, his seneschal, and Robert his huntsman, took a hind illegally from the forest.

12/1260, Robert in the custody of the sheriff for a trespass of the forest. Thomas Corbet obtained his release. Robert amerced a fine of 40s.

Robert 1st married Catherine.

2/9/1263, Protection with clause, during the Welsh war, … Robert Corbet … (S) CPRs.

4/12/1263, Simon de Montfort returned to England to lead a rebellion against King Henry of mostly young barons.

5/23/1263, Protection Thomas Corbeth, Peter Corbeth, Robert Corbeth, …  [involved in border wars with Wales]. (S) CPRs.

2/2/1264, Robert and Thomas Hord, his seneschal, attested a grant of lands by Robert Pigot. (S) Collections … Montgomeryshire, V1, 1868, P31.

1264-65, Simon de Montfort effectively ruled England.

6/14/1266, Pardon at the instance of Thomas Corbet to Peter Corbet, Robert Corbet, … for the death of Henry Pintel, Simon Wear, and Martin Russell. (S) CPRs.

9/27/1266, Thomas Corbet restored lands in Addeston [occupied by occasion of the late disturbance and war] to Robert Corbet “faithbul and beloved” of the King, as he has remitted to him his indignation and rancour of mind. (S) CPRs.

1267, Robert’s fine of 40s [from 1260], and of 2 marks [from 1262], still due.

1269, Robert Corbet witnessed a grant of John Extraneus, lord of Knokin, to Shrewsbury abbey.

1270, Roger de Merse suing Robert de Corbet of Morton for dissizing him of a tenement in Bredeshull.

3/20/1271, Robert de Corbet of Morton pardoned as an adherent of Hamo le Strange.

1272, Richard de Say, parson of St. Michael’s, brought an action against Robert Corbet of Morton, for customs and services due to him in Soulton in right of his church. [Robert’s father Richard Corbet is named in the suit.] (S) History of Shrewsbury, V2, Owen, 1825, P422.

1272, Robert Corbet appeared ‘coram Rege’ to question Thomas Corbet as to why Thomas had imprisoned him at Caus.

10/1272, Robert again assesed by jury as of full age and not having accepted knighthood.

10/25/1272, King Henry granted Robert a weekly market and fair at Wattlesburg.

11/16/1272, Edward I ascended to the throne while on crusade.

By 1273, Robert Corbet a knight obliged to do suit at the court of Caus.

1274, [date of 1st writ] IPM of Thomas Corbeth. The manor (extent given) with names of free tenants holding knights' fees and doing suit at the court of Caus, viz.—…, Robert Corbeth, Fulk son of Fulk son of Warin, John de Arundel, …, and Robert Burnel without suit, 1 fee each. (S) CIsPM.

1275-82, Sir Robert Corbet witnessed a quitclaim of Henry de Erdinton, lord of Shawbury. (S) Antiquities of Shropshire, V8, Eyton, 1859, P252.

1277, Robert summoned to do military service under Peter Corbet of Caus against Lewellyn.

6/1277, King Edward in Chester cleared a road through a dense forest, and started construction on the castles of Flint and Rhuddlan. King Edward made forays into the Welsh lands of Llywelyn ap Gruffydd, prince of Wales, capturing Snowdonia and the isle of Anglesey.

1280, Sir Robert Corbet witnessed a grant to Sir Thomas Botterell.

By 1281, Robert 2nd married Matilda de Arundel.

9/6/1281, Pardon … on testimony before the king by Robert Corbet and his fellows, justices … (S) CPRs.

3/20/1284, Robert granted free warren in his lands of Morton Corbet and Watlesburg, co. Salop. (S) CChRs.

5/4/1285, Commission to W. de Hopton and Robert Corbet, … (S) CPRs.

2/26/1286, Commission to Robert Corbet, … gaol of Shrewsbury … (S) CPRs.

3/16/1287, … the king learns by the record of Robert Corbet and his fellows, justices to deliver Stafford gaol, … (S) CCRs.

5/8/1288, Robert Corbet attested a charter to Buildwas abbey.

1288, Robert the sheriff of Shropshire.

8/27/1289, Licence, after inquisition ad quod damnum by Robert Corbet, sheriff of Salop, … (S) CPRs.

7/15/1290, Robert a member of parliament as a Knight of the Shire.

7/16/1290, Commission of oyer and terminer to Bogo de Knovill and Robert Corbet, on complaint by the men of the king’s land of Montgomery, … Owen son of Griffin bailiff of la Pole … (S) CPRs.

11/28/1291, Robert Corbet seized and accountable for lands previously held of an ‘outlaw’.

10/1292, Robert a juror-knight to her pleas of quo waranto.

7/26/1294, Commission of oyer and terminer to Bogo de Knovill and Robert Corbet, … (S) CPRs.

1295, Robert appointed a tax assessor and collector.

11/1295, Robert a member of parliament as a Knight of the Shire at Westminster. (S) Antiquities of Shropshire, V10, Eyton, 1860.

7/27/1296, … land in Castle Foriet, Salop, … between the highway leading out of (deversus) the street called Hagwemanstret towards the bridge of Bakelare on one side …, and extends in length from the tenement of Sir Robert Corbet of Morton … (S) UKNA.

7/1297, Robert summoned to muster at London.

9/16/1297, Robert appointed a commissioner of array for Shropshire and Staffordshire. (S) CPRs.

5/10/1300, Robert appointed to a commission of oyer and terminer.

6/6/1300, Robert a juror for the forest perambulation.

Bef. 11/14/1300, Robert of Morton died; Maud surviving.

1309, Matilda died.

(S) Portraits of Medieval Women, Mitchell, 2003. (S) Archarologia Cambrensis, 1880, P12. (S) Antiquities of Shropshire, V7, Eyton, 1858.

Family notes:

·         1/15/1301 at Moreton Corbet, Robert Corbet and his wife had been jointly enfeoffed in tenements Loghton … 11 acres in Breddeshill … manor of Watlesburgh under Sir Peter Corbet for 1 knights’ fee … rent in Cardeston, … rents at Bragginton, … 1/8/1301 at Leicester … manor of Houghton for half a fee … Thomas Corbet, son and heir, age 19.

·         Another Robert Corbet [wife Ida] was contemporary [died 1270].

Child of Robert and Catherine:

i. Joan Corbet (30424251), born ~1265 in England.

Child of Robert and Matilda:

i. Thomas Corbet (30424251), born 12/25/1281 in Wales.