Tuesday, July 31, 2012

G27: 94561604 Polstead-Chandos


94561604. Hugh de Polsted & 94561605. Hawise de Chandos

~1180, Hugh born in England, s/o 189123208. Hugh de Polsted & 189123209. Cecilia ?.

Hawise d/o §Hugh de Chandos & Anselina de Grandcourt.

1198, Hugh and his son Hugh vs. Geoffrey de Maisil in Somerset.

1199–1202, Hugh’s father died.

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

1203, Henry de Taiden granted to Hugh de Polsted lands pertaining to the marsh of Derflet, co. Essex, which he had previously held of Hugh. (S) Transactions of Essex, 1937, P87.

10/1204, Cecily de Polsted engaged as plaintiff defended a mort d’ancestor about an estate at Prittlewell by pleading that she held there only in dower, and vouched her son Hugh II to warrant. (S) 1235 Surrey Eyre, V2, 1979.

1206-7, A jury confirmed that Ascelina de Candos, mother of Hawise wife of Hugh de Polstead, was seised at her death of one carucate of land with appurtenances in Burnham, given to her at her marriage by William de Grancurt, her father; Juliana the wife of William de Gimingham was Ascelina's coheir. (S) Curia Regis Rolls, V4.

Aft. 1208, Hugh’s mother died.

5/3/1209, Hugh de Polstede and Hawys his wife, William Jernegan and Julian his wife, divided the estate as heirs of the Grandcourts. (S) Norfolk Feet of Fines.

1215, Hugh granted to the monks of Waverley, Surrey, his wood called Inwood at his manor of Compton, with liberty to enclose it.

1215, Hugh in rebellion against King John.

1216, King John sent to Engelard de Cygoney, who was in charge at Windsor Castle, bade him deliver one Hugh de Polsted to John de Warfield, brother of Elye de Warfield, unless he should meanwhile be ransomed. (S) Baltimore, Biography, 1912, P336.

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

1220, Norf’. – Assisa ultime … inter Willelmum de Stutevill’ pentntem … Roberti de Massingeham Hugonem de Polsted' Petrum de Alto Bosco et Walterum de ham. (S) Curia Regis Rolls, 1971, P250.

1229, Hugonem de Polstede and Hawise his wife, sued by Richard de Argentein and Joan his wife, regarding one third part of lands with rent in Polstead. (S) CCRs.

1230,  Willemus de Amblie, Hugo de Polsted, Robertus de Hulmo et Hugh Talemasch justiciarii ad assisam nove disaisine … (S) Patent Rolls, 1903, P354.

1232, Hugh de Polsted appointed to a Surry grand assize jury. (S) CPRs.

1233-4, Fines for the army. Suffolk. Hugh of Polstead of the honour of Rayleigh, who holds five fees fo the same, gives the king 30m. for the same. (S) CFRs, V2, 2008, P523.

1235, Hugh de Polsted appointed to a Surry grand assize jury.

1235, Sir Hugh de Polsted and Sir William de Gimingham holding two fees of the honour of Haughley, assessed aid on the marriage of the king’s sister Isabella to Emperor Frederick II of Germany.

(S) A supplement to The Suffolk traveler, Page, 1844, P959. (S) Essay … County of Norfolk, V3, 1769, P745. (S) Essay … County of Norfolk, V7, Blomefield, 1807.

Family notes:

·         Anselina de Grandcourt, d/o William de Grandcourt.

Child of Hugh and Hawise:

i. Hugh de Polstede (47280802), born ~1215 in England.

Monday, July 30, 2012

G27: 94559174 Marshall-Clare


94559174. Regent William Marshall & 94559175. Isabel de Clare

1147, William born in England, 2nd s/o 189118348. John FitzGilbert & 189118349. Sibile of Salisbury
1152, William as a child was given as a hostage of King Stephen at the seige of Newbury castle. Stephen ordered John to surrender immediately or watch as he hanged William in front of the castle. John replied that he should go ahead, for “I still have the hammer and the anvil with which to forge still more and better sons!” Fortunately, Stephen could not bring himself to hang young William. As a younger son of a minor nobleman, William had no lands or fortune to inherit.
12/19/1154, Henry II crowned king of England.
As a young man he was sent to France to serve in the household of William de Tancarville, where he began his training to become a knight. Through William de Tancarville, he served in the household of his mother’s brother, Patrick, Earl of Salisbury.
1164, William’s father died; his older half-brother Gilbert succeeding.
1165, William’s brother Gilbert died [his older brother John succeeding].
1166, William Marshall at the tournament between Sainte-Jamme and Valennes in the retinue of William de Tancarville, his cousin. (S) Tournament, Part 4, Crouch, 2007, P77.
1167, In tournament at Neufchatel-en-Bray, William lost his horse. William had to sell his best robes to replace the horse. (S) English Historical Review, V110, 1995, P287. [He supposedly won over 500 bouts in tournaments. He has been described as the “greatest knight that ever lived” by Stephen Langton.]
6/1167, William knighted by William de Tancarville. (S) Medieval Knighthood V, 1995, P92.
1168, In and attempt to capture Queen Eleanor, William’s uncle Patrick was killed in an ambush by Guy of Lusignan s/o Hugh [but not Isabel]. William was injured and captured in the battle, but was ransomed by the Queen.
6/14/1170, King Henry had his 15 year old son Henry crowned King [thus the name Henry the Young King].
1170, William appointed tutor in chivalry for Henry the Young King. (S) Eleanor of Aqutaine, Swabey, 2004, P116.
1172, Isabel born in Ireland, d/o 189118350. Richard fitz Gilbert de Clare & 189118351. Eve MacMurchada.
4/1173, William stood by Henry the Young as he revolted against his father King Henry II [during which he knighted the Young King].
10/11/1174, King Louis VII stopped supporting Henry’s sons, effectively ending their rebellion.
2/2/1175, At Le Mans, King Henry’s sons Henry, Richard, and Geoffrey renew their oaths of fealty to their father.
5/8/1175, King Henry and son Prince Henry return to England.
1175, Henry the young king, spending the year in England under the guardianship of William Marshall, did nothing “except pleading, hunting, and fighting in tournaments.” (S) From Memory to Written Record, Clanchy, 2012, P252.
6/24/1175 at Oxford, William Mareschal witnessed a royal charter to the Canons of Malton.
1178, William attended the tournament at Joigny. (S) The Owl and the Nightingale, Page, 1990, P88.
12/1178 at Winchester, William attended King Henry II’s christmas court.
1179, The Lateran Council declared those slain in tournaments were denied christian burial. (S) The Chronicle, Villehardouin, 1829, P3.
11/1/1179 at Rhiems, Prince Philip crowned King of France by his maternal uncle the archbishop [his father was in declining health. Young King Henry of England carried the crown; William attended the ceremony.
11/1179, William Marshall participated in the retinue of Young King Henry at the great tournament at Lagney-sur-Marne. (S) Tournament, Part 4, Crouch, 2007, P76.
4/5/1181 at Chinon, William Marescall witnessed a royal charter to Walter, usher of the King’s chamber.
1182, William accused of undue familiarity with Marguerite of France, the Young King’s wife, and was exiled from his court.
12/1182, William went to the court of Henry II at Christmas, held at Caen in Normandy, to ask for trial by combat to prove his innocence, but this was refused.
6/11/1183, The Young King caught a fever and died at Martel. On his deathbed he asked William to fulfil his vow of going on a Crusade. William was the only knight willing to appear before King Henry II and tell of his son’s death. Henry II was appreciative of the loyalty William had shown to his son through all his rebellions. He paid a hostage fee the Young King owed against William and provided William and a small retinue of knights with horses and equipment for the crusade.
1183, Saladin siezed the city of Allepo in the Holy Lands; then [unsuccessfully] laid siege to Jerusalem.
1183, William left on crusade and vowed to be buried as a Knight Templar.
1184, Saladin again laid siege to Jerusalem. Unsuccessful, Saladin made a truce with the crusaders that ended the fighting [until 1187 when he won the battle of Hattin.]
1185, Isabel’s brother Gilbert died a minor.
1185-89, Isabel lived in London in the wardship of justiciar, Ranulf de Glanville. (S) Ideals and Practice of Medieval Knighthood II, Harper-Bill, 1988, P17.
1187, William, having returned to Normandy, became a knight of King Henry’s household; receiving a fief in Lancashire.
2/11/1188 at Geddington, Charter of King Henry to the church of Bungay. Witnesses … Earl William of Sussex; Earl David, brother of the King of Scots; Ranulf de Glanville; William de Humez; Walter fitz Robert; Seher de Quinci; William Marshall; … Richard de Camville; … (S) Hugh de Puiset – Bishop of Durham, Scammell, P284, 2011.
8/28/1188, King Henry sends the Archbishop of Rouen, the bishop of Evreux, and William Marescall with demands and threats to King Philip. The ambassadors bring back a message of defiance.
1189, While covering the flight of Henry II from Le Mans to Chinon, William unhorsed the undutiful son Richard in a skirmish. William could have killed the prince, but killed his horse instead, to make that point clear.
7/6/1189, Henry II died; son Richard his heir. [After Henry’s death, William was pardoned and welcomed at court by his former adversary, Richard, and was assigned to accompany the body to its burial.]
7/1189, William Marshall, after the death of Henry II, sped to England to release 68 year old Eleanor from prison at Winchester.
8/1189, King Richard, prior to leaving for a crusade, named William seneschal of Poitou. He also arranged for William to marry the second-richest heiress in England, Isabel de Clare, the 17-year-old daughter of Strongbow. [The wedding in London.]
9/3/1189 at Westminster, William attended the coronation of Richard I; bearing the sceptre with the cross.
12/12/1189, Richard departed on the 3rd Crusade. [1st going to France, from which he departed in July 1190.]
3/1190, in France, William and his brother John [with several others] witnessed a royal charter.
2/16/1192, [John, count of Mortain, had joined with King Philip of France against his brother King Richard] Letter commanding Hugh, bishop of Lincoln, to impose excommunication against … William Marshall, Geoffrey fitz Peter, William Brewer, Hugh Bardulf, … Gerard de Camville, the earl of Salisbury, … Henry de Vere, … (S) English Episcopal Acta, Karn, 2006, P211.
12/21/1192, King Richard, returning from crusade, was captured near Vienna.
1193, William joined in the war against Prince John’s attempt at the crown.
3/12/1194, King Richard, having once more evaded capture, landed at Sandwich, England. It only took Richard 2 weeks to recover his lands and castles.
3/1194, William’s older brother John died; William assumed the role of “Marshall” of the king’s household. (S) Lancashire Pipe Rolls, Farrer, 1902, P343.
1195, William Marshall, earl of Pembroke, re-edified the castle of Kilkenny in Ireland. (S) Beauties of Ireland, V1, 1825, P414.
1196, William was in France helping King Richard build the Chateau Gaillard castle on the Seine river.
1197, William was in France when King Richard received the news that Philip, Bishop of Beauvais, had been captured.
1199, William, Earl of Pembroke, succeeded his older brother John.
4/6/1199, King Richard I died.
4/10/1199, William met Hubert Walter in Normandy to discuss the succession of the crown. Hubert wanted Arthur of Brittany, William supported Prince John.
5/27/1199, John crowned king of England.
1199, William, 1st Earl of Pembroke, by King John.
1199, at Northampton, William Marshall, having returned to England, assembled barons to address their grievances, including William de Ferrers, earl of Derby. [Those assembled held over 850 knights’ fees.] (S) Reign of King John, Painter, 1949, P12.
1200, William Marescal, the elder, earl of Pembroke, built the Cistercian abbey of Our Lady of Tintern on the sea shore in Ireland. (S) Antiquities of Ireland, Ware, 1705, P82.
1201, With 100 knights, William Marshall sent to defend King John’s lands in Normandy.
11/1201 at Orbec, France, Hugh de Gournay [large land holder of King John in Normandy], by charter, gave to the hospital of Lisieux a rent of a thousand eels, payable every year; witnessed by Count William Mareschal, … Henry Biset, …
1202, William, earl of Pembroke, by writ to William le Gras, governor of Kilkenny … (S) Statistical Account, V3, Mason, 1819, P526.
1203, King Philip attacked 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.
12/1203 at Barfleur, France, William de Braose and William were part of the retinue accompanying King John on his return to England.
1204, William invaded Wales and captured Kilgerran.
1204, William made an agreement with King Philip Augustus of France which protected his lands as Philip conquered many English lands in France.
1205, William did not support King John’s plans to invade France to recover lands.
1206, King John invaded Angiers, leaving William in England as a regent.
4/21/1207, William Marshall stripped of the shrievalty of Gloucester by King John. [King John appointed Gerard d’Athee in his place.]
3/28/1208, Grant by King John to William Marshall, earl of Pembroke, of Leinster, Ireland, to hold in fee by the service of 100 knights.
12/29/1208, Earl William Marshall give 300 marks of silver to have seisin of the land of Offaly.
1209, Reginald de Breuse fled to Ireland where he was taken in by William Marshall.
1210, William and John de Grey, Justiciar of Ireland, attacked the “de Lacy” estates.
6/6/1210, King John attacked Ireland, launching 700 ships in the excursion.
7/28/1210, Statement by the K. regarding William de Breouse … William fled with his family into Ireland and was there harboured by Earl William Marshall, and Walter and Hugh de Lacy.
1211, William founded the hospital of St. John the Evangelist in Kilkenny. (S) Antiquities of Ireland, Ware, 1705, P82.
7/1212, The K. commands William Marshall, earl of Pembroke, to come to the K. at Chester … with John Bishop of Norwich and the K.’s Irish subjects. … bring 200 knights … [King John was suppressing a Welsh rebellion.]
10/1212, The K. to William Marshall, earl of Pembroke. Has by his letters thanked his barons and subjects of Ireland for their faithful service … but returns special thanks to the Earl. … the Earl’s presence in Ireland is necessary to the K. …
5/15/1213, William a witness of the document in which King John resigned his crown to the Pope.
7/21/1213, William given protection in Ireland because of being retained in England for service to the King.
5/1215, King John sent William Marshall, Earl Warenne, and Archbishop Langton to Brackley, Northamptonshire to demand a more specific account of the laws and liberties desired by the barons.
6/15/1215 at Runnymede, William, loyal to King John, at the signing of the Magna Carta.
5/1216, England invaded by King Louis VIII of France.
10/28/1216, Henry III, age 9, crowned king of England; William attended.
10/29/1216, William, refusing the position, appointed regent of the 9 year old King Henry III. The papal legate Gualo got William to agree by offering absolution for his sins. (S) Chronicles of the Age of Chivalry, 2000, P28.
11/1/1216, William appointed regent of the kingdom.
5/20/1217, William, with 400 knights, broke the siege of Lincoln. William’s forces battled 600 baronial and French knights led by the Count of Perche in combat in the city. The Count of Perche was killed in the battle. 46 barons and 300 knights were captured.
1217, William and the barons expelled the French Dauphin from London, Lincoln castle, and the lands southeast.
9/1217, Louis agreed to a peace settlement at Kingston and returned to France.
1217, King Henry was sent to live with William Marshall when his mother, Queen Isabella, returned to her homeland in France.
11/6/1218 at Westminster, W. Mar’, earl of Pembroke [William Marshall], witnessed a royal letter patent to the soldiers and free tenants of Merton priory. (S) Records of Merton Priory, Stephenson, 1898, P75.
3/1219, William realized that he was dying. He summoned his eldest son, also William, and his household knights, and left the Tower of London for his estate at Caversham in Oxfordshire, near Reading.
5/14/1219, William, Earl of Pembroke, died at Caversham, and was buried in the Temple Church in London [where his effigy may still be seen.]
1220, Isabel died.
(S) The Barons’ War: Including the Battles of Lewes and Evesham, Blaauw, 1871. (S) William’s deeds are described in “History of William the Marshall” written ~1225; published by his son William. (S) Court, Household and Itinerary of Henry II, Eyton, 1878. (S) Calendar of Document Relating to Ireland, V1, 1875.

Children of William and Isabel:
i. William Marshall, born ~1190 in Normandy.

1204, William 1st married Alice de Betune, d/o the Earl of Albemarle.
1215, William a Magna Carta Surety [1 of 25]. (S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P-XI.
1223, William led an army opposing the Prince of Wales, Llywelyn.
1224, William married Princess Eleanor, d/o King John.
5/1224, William sent to rule Ireland as justiciar.
4/15/1231, William, Earl of Pembroke, died; buried in Temple Church with his father [without issue]; Richard his heir.

ii. Richard Marshall, born ? in Normandy.

7/1231, Richard, heir to his older brother, arrived in England.
4/16/1234, Richard, in rebellion against the king, died after being wounded in combat in Ireland; Gilbert his heir.

iii. Matilda Marshall (47279561), born 1192 in England.
iv. Gilbert Marshall, born ? in England.

Gilbert “rebelled” with his brother Richard.
1235, Gilbert married Majorie, a princess of Scotland, d/o King William of Scotland.
1236, Gilbert “dismissed” by Henry III.
6/7/1241, Gilbert died in a tournament at Ware; buried in Temple Church; Walter his heir.

v. Walter Marshall, born ? in England.

Walter married Margaret, widow of John de Lacy, earl of Lincoln.
12/24/1245, Walter died at Goodrich castle.

vi. Anselm Marshall, born ? in England.

Anselm married Maud de Bohun, d/o Humphrey.
12/22/1245, Anselm died.

vii. John Marshall, born ? in England.

1217, John defeated Prince Louis at sea.
John died unmarried.

viii. Isabella Marshall (19989529), born 10/9/1200 in England.
ix. Sybilla Marshall (486752647), born ~1203 in England.
x. Eve Marshall (47279587), born ~1204 in England.
xi. Joan Marshall (23640207), born ~1208 in England.

Friday, July 27, 2012

G27: 94559172 Breuse-Briwere


94559172. Reginald de Breuse & 94559173. Grace Briwere

1182, Reginald born in Bramber, Sussex, England, s/o 189118344. William de Braose & 189118345. Maud St. Valery.

~1186, Grace born in England, d/o 189118346. William Briwere & 189118347. Beatrice de Vaux.

9/3/1189, Richard crowned King Richard I of England.

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

Reginald married 1st Graecia Brewer.

1208, Reginald de Braose had to provide his son William as a hostage to King John.

1209, Reginald fled to Ireland where he was taken in by William Marshall.

1210, Reginald’s father William, initially a supporter of King John, had to flee England for Ireland.

6/10/1210, King John going to Ireland, landed at Waterford, and looked for rebel William [the father]. William escaped, but his wife and son [Maud & William, Reginald’s mother and brother] were captured. King John had them transported to Windsor Castle where they were put in a dungeon and starved to death.

8/9/1211, Reginald’s father died in France.

1212, Reginald de Brause paid fees in Sussex. (S) Dict. Of English Surnames, 1991, P438.

Grace died.

1215, Reginald married 2nd Gladys Dhu ferch Llywelyn ap Iorwerth. [Aka Wentelina, no children.]

1215, Reginald joined the baron’s revolt against King John.

5/1/1215, By authority of his brother Giles, the bishop, Reginald began attacks in Wales taking Pencelli, Abergavenny, and 3 castles: White castle, Grosmont, and Skenfrith.

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, who excommunicated the barons.]

6/19/1215 at Runnymede near Windsor, King John forced to agree to the terms of the Magna Carta.

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.

8/1216, King John visited Reginald de Breuse in Wales, but it “did not avail him anything.”

10/18/1216, King John died.

1216, Reginald de Breuse with Welshmen attacked Goodrich.

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

1217, William Marshall wrote in the name of King Henry requesting the return of Reginald to allegiance.

6/23/1217, Reginald gave homage to King Henry III and was restored to all the possessions of his family. [Welsh in opposition immediately attacked his lands.]

1217, Reginald allied with Prince Rhys after falling out with Llywelyn, providing hostages and surrendering Swansea.

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, called the Treaty of Lambeth. A principal provision of the treaty was amnesty for English rebels.

10/1217, Geoffrey de Marsh was reprimanded for not having yet executed a royal order for the restoration of Limerick [Ireland] to Reginald de Breuse.

5/26/1218, The king dispatched Peter fitz Herbert … to call upon Walter de Lacy, Hugh de Mortimer, and Henry de Monmouth, … permitting Reginald de Braosa do have possession of the lands of his father. (S) Collectanea Topographica et Genealogica, 1840, P71.

1219, Maud de Clare, widow of his brother William, sued her brother-in-law Reynold de Brewes over her dower lands.

1219, Reginald de Braose and John de Braose [his nephew] in a curia regis suit with King John who claimed that Reginald’s father had been seised of the lands and had performed homage for them.

10/2/1220, Surrey. Gervase Escurel gives the king the fourth part of 15 m. for doing justice against Reginald de Braose. (S) FRsHIII.

6/11/1221, Order to the barons of the Exchequer to place in respite the demand for debt they make from Reginald de Braose for Adam de Port’ of the honour of Kington. (S) FRsHIII.

4/30/1222, Llywelyn requested an extension of a truce with William Marshall and Reginald until the following Easter.

7/7/1223, Order to the barons of the Exchequer to place in respite, until 15 days after Michaelmas in the seventh year, the demand that they make from Reginald de Braose by summons of the Exchequer for the last scutage of Poitou from the time of King John. (S) FRsHIII.

9/1223, Llywelyn attacked Reginald’s castle of Builth with a large force. Reginald sent a request to the crown for help.

By 9/20/1223, The approach of the royal army lifted the siege of the castle.

4/10/1224, Order to the sheriff of Herefordshire to place in respite the demand for scutage that he makes from Reginald de Braose for Brecon, Radnor and Kington. (S) FRsHIII.

1227, Grace’s father died; her brother William the heir.                                                                                     

Bef. 6/9/1228, Reginald died at Brecon, Breconshire, Wales. (S) FRsHIII.

1232, Grace’s brother William died; co-heiress with her 4 sisters.

(S) King John, the Braoses, and the Celtic Fringe, Holden. (S) Minority of Henry III, Norgate, 1912.

Children of Reginald and Grace:

i. Matilda de Breuse, born ~1202 in Brecknock, Surrey, England.

Matilda married Rhys, born in Wales, s/o Rhys Gryg & Joan de Clare.

1234, on the death of Rhys Gryg, the Vale of Tywi was divided between Rhys and his brother Maredudd. Rhys got castle Dinefwr and Maredudd got castle Dryslwyn, about 5 miles apart. They were not the best of neighbors.

1244, Rhys died.

Matilda surrendered castle Carreg Cennen to the English [apparently to spite her son.]

Children:

Ryhs Vychan, born ? in Wales.

Rhys married Gwladus, d/o Gruffydd ap Llywelyn, Prince of Wales.

1248, Rhys regained possession of castle Carreg Cennen.

1256, Llywellyan ap Gruffud invaded Ystrad Tywi and ousted Rhys from Dinefwr, giving Maredudd control of the land.

6/10/1257, Rhys present at the battle of Llandilo supporting the English.

Llywellyan ap Gruffud restored Dinefwr to Rhys when attempting to unite the Welsh rulers.

1271, Rhys died at Dynevor castle, 3 weeks after his nemesis and uncle Maredudd.

ii. William de Breuse (47279586), born 1204 in Surrey, England.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

G27: 94559170 D’Issoudun-Hasting


94559170. Count Ralph D’Issoudun & 94559171. Alice de Hasting

~1165, Ralph d’Exoudun born in Lusignan, France, s/o 188998248. Hugh de Lusignan & 188998249. Orengarde ?.

3/15/1169, Ralph’s father died.

9/18/1180, Philip Augustus succeeded Louis VII as King of France.

~1182, Alice born in Sussex, England, d/o 189118342. Count Henry of Eu & 189118343. Maud Plantagenet.

1183, Alice’s father died.

1185, Alice’s older brother Guy died as a minor.

1186, Alice heiress to her oldest brother Ralph [still a minor.]

9/3/1189, Richard crowned King Richard I of England.

12/12/1189, Ralph departed with King Richard on the 3rd Crusade.

7/1190, the English and French armies met at Lyons; where they learned that the German Emperor, leading his forces to the crusade, had died in an accident.

1191, King Richard captured the city of Messina, Sicily, after they had refused to let the English ships land.

5/12/1191, The crusaders were at Limassol on Cyprus.

6/5/1191, King Richard set sail for Acre. [The French forces were already besieging the city.]

7/1191, The crusaders captured Acre. Many of the forces, especially the Germans, returned home.

9/5/1191, King Richard defeated Saladin at the battle of Arsuf.

12/1191, The crusaders arrived at Beit Nuba, 12 miles from Jerusalem [and decided a siege was not possible.]

8/1/1192, The crusaders conducted a sea assault on Jaffa.

10/9/1192, King Richard secretly left by ship for home, but was captured enroute near Vienna.

1193, Ralph returned to England.

1193-4, With King Richard of England in captivity, King Philip of France invaded Normandy, devastating lands including Eu.

2/4/1194, King Richard released from custody, leaving immediately for England.

1194, King Richard awarded Ralph the castle of Drincourt in Normandy and the marriage of Alice.

1194, Ralph married Alice, heiress of Eu.

By 1196, King Richard had restored Eu to his control.

6/1197, Ralph, count of Eu, a pledge for King Richard of England in a treaty with the Count of Flanders. (S) Tradition and Change, Greenway, 2002, P208.

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

1200, Ralph gave homage to King John and received the castle of Civray in Poitou.

8/24/1200 in Angouleme, King John married 12 year old Isabella of Angouleme. Hugh IX de Lusignan [Ralph’s brother], to whom Isabella had been betrothed, appealed to King Philip of France, who dispossed King John of all his lands in France.

1200-01, Ralph renounced his allegiance to King John.

1201-2, The lords of Saint-Valery, Cayeux and Bailleul all sided with King John against Ralph and the Lusignan’s.

1201, King John seized the country of La Marche on behalf of his new Queen Isabella; attacking Lusignan castles in Aquitane.

By 6/1201, King John confiscated all of Ralph’s English possessions. Ralph appealed to King Philip of France.

10/1201, Ralph renounced his homage to King John.

By 6/1202, King Philip captured English lands in Normandy and restored the lands of Ralph.

1205, King Philip proposed to [Ralph] the count of Eu that he advance the royal cause in Poitou. The king yielded to Ralph all the royal domain in Poitou for 5 years, 4000 livres yearly, and 100 knights with 1000 foot soldiers for 3 months of service against King John. (S) Increase of Royal Power in France, Wilker, 1888, P112.

1207, Alice’s mother died.

1209, King Philip recognized Alice as countess of Eu; for which she relinquished her rights to the castles of Neufchatel, Mortemer, and Arques.

1213, 3 sons of Hugh de Luzignan: Hugh son of Count de la Marche; Raoul, count of Eu; and Geoffrey, made a peace treat with King John. (S) Lives of the Queen of England, Strickland, 1840, P57.

5/1214, The Honour of Tickhill granted by King John to Ralph de Lusignan, husband of Alice, countess of Eu. (S) Magna Carta, Holt, 1992, P204.

1214, John unsuccessfully invaded France trying to recover his lands. John personally led an expedition against Poitou where he was supported by Ralph. (S) FRsHIII.

1214-19, Eu was held by the king of France.

4/10/1215, Warine, son of the Count of Eu, given a shilling a day at the University of Oxford by King John, for as long as he remained at the university.

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

1217, William de Bodeham attested a charter of Ralph D’Issendon, earl of Eu. (S) Gentleman’s Mag., V161, 1837, P263.

1218, King Henry wrote: “The King to R. Comte of Eu, health. We have received your letters … Lord John the King, our father, whence payment of the monies due to you …” (S) Magni Rotuli Scaccarii Normanniae, 1844, P232.

5/1/1219, Ralph, Count of Eu, Baron of Hastings, Sussex; and seigneur of Issoudun, Melle, Chize, and Mothe-Saint-Heray in Poitou, France, died in Poitou, buried at Fourcamont. (S) The Minority of Henry III, Carpenter, 1990, P154.

5/17/1219, Alice, her son Ralph, and daughter Matilda, made grants to Foucarmont abbey and St. Mary at Roche abbey.

1219, Idonea de Busli, d/o John de Busli, married to Robert de Vipont, made a claim against Alice, countess of Eu, over the Honour of Tickhill.

5/19/1221, Nottinghamshire. Order to the sheriff of Nottinghamshire to place in respite the demand that he makes from the men of the [Alice] countess of Eu of the honour of Tickhill for suits of wapentake, amercements and defaults. (S) FRsHIII.

1222, Final concord between Idonea de Vipoint and Alice over the Honour of Tickhill.

7/14/1223, Louis VIII succeeded as king of France.

10/3/1223, The sheriff of Kent ordered to respite legal proceedings against Countess Alice. (S) FRsHIII.

6/8/1224, Order to the sheriff of Kent to place in respite, the demand he makes from A. countess of Eu for the debt due to the king from the time of King John, the king’s father. (S) FRsHIII.

6/1225, Alice, Lady of Tickhill, left England by royal license.

7/1/1225, It has been attested before the king and his council at the Exchequer that R. count of Eu was in Poitou with King John, the king’s father, when he was last there, for which the king’s father pardoned him the £158 that are exacted in the county of Kent and the £25 that are exacted in the county of Sussex for the last scutage of Poitou. Order to cause A. countess of Eu, to whom the demand has been made for the aforesaid scutage to be quit. (S) FRsHIII.

8/24/1225, William, earl of Warren, uncle of Alice, given possession of Alice’s lands in trust, of which William de Tilli had died holding of Alice.

7/15/1228, The countess of Eu has made fine with the king by 300 m. for having lands. (S) FRsHIII.

11/28/1228,  The king has granted to Alice, countess of Eu, that she may cause her scutage to be collected by her hand from the knights’ fees she holds of the king in chief. (S) FRsHIII.

9/2/1232, Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire, Kent and Sussex. Order to the sheriff not to distrain the countess of Eu, by reason of a summons of the Exchequer, to perform service to the king from several knights’ fees [beyond those] that she recognised. (S) FRsHIII.

9/1/1233, The countess of Eu [Alice] has made fine by 40 m. for the summons made to go into Ireland, since she remained in Wales. [Alice was not in Wales, but she had knights who stayed in service in Wales.]

11/9/1233, Order … the king in his army of Wales last past … Concerning fines to be rendered. … the countess of Eu, concerning 40 m. … (S) FRsHIII.

3/13/1242, Alice, countess of Eu, fined 100 marks for custody of lands of deceased Idonea de Vipoint within her fiefs. (S) FRsHIII.

1242, King Henry III took under his protection in England the men, goods, rents and lands of the Countess Alice, residing at Eu. [Custody was given to Bernard of Savoy, but Alice continued to receive the rents.]

1243, Alice lost the honour and castle of Tickhill when she sided with King Louis of France against King Henry of England.

1245, Alice assessed £62 10s for 62.5 knights’ fees in sussex, and £60 15s for 60.75 knights’ fees in Yorkshire, in aid for the marriage of the King’s daughter.

5/14/1246, Alice died; buried at Fontblanche priory.

(S) Yorkshire Arch. Journal, V9, 1886. (S) Plantagenet Ancestry, Richardson, 2004.

Child of Ralph and Alice:

i. Ralph of Eu, born ? in England.

Ralph married Joan, d/o Eudes III, duke of Burgundy.

1224, Joan died.

Ralph married Yolendis, d/o Robert II, Comte de Dreux & Yolande de Coucy. [daughter Mary.]

By 1240, Yolendis died.

Ralph married Philippa, d/o Simon de Dammartin, Count of Ponthieu.

Bef. 8/1248, Ralph died.

ii. Warine of Eu, born ? in England.

4/10/1215, Warine a student at the University of Oxford.

iii. Maud de Eu (47279584), born ~1205 in Hastings, Sussex, England.

iv. Joan of Eu, born ? in England.

Joan married Pierre de Braine, duke of Brittany and earl of Richmond.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

G27: 94559168 Bohun-Mandeville


94559168. Earl Henry de Bohun & 94559169. Maud FitzGeoffrey de Mandeville

1176, Henry born in England, heir & s/o 189118336. Humphrey de Bohun & 189118337. Margaret of Huntingdon.
~1180, Maud born in Warwickshire, England, d/o 189118338. Earl Geoffrey FitzPiers & 189118339. Beatrice de Say.
1182, Henry’s father died.
1183–1187, Henry witnessed a charter of his mother to Bradenstoke Priory.
1187, Henry’s paternal grandfather died as Earl of Hereford and Lord Constable of England.
11/3/1189, Richard I crowned king of England.
1195-6, Henricus de Bohun paid 10s “dimidium militem" in Berkshire. (S) FMG.
9/1197, Confederation between Richard of England and Baldwin, count of Flanders and Hainaut, against Philip, king of England. … Henry de Bohun … The above witnesses were sworn in Normandy, before the king of England and the Count of Flanders … (S) Life of Philippe Auguste, Rigord, 1826.
5/27/1199, John crowned king of England.
1199, Henry de Bohun, earl of Hereford, held the town of Cheltenham. (S) Royal Spa at Cheltenham, Moreau, 1789, P12.
4/28/1200 at Porchester, Henry created Earl of Hereford by charter. (S) Annual Report of the Deputy Keeper, Vs31-2, 1870, P6. [Henry granted 20£ yearly from the third penny of the county of Hereford, on conditions associated with an heir being born to King John.]
1200, Henry sent to Scotland with other nobles to summon his mother’s brother, King William the Lion, to do homage to King John.
1200, Henry de Bohun obtained a market charter for his caput of Trowbridge and had his officials lay out the market place in burgage plots. [He had also modernised Trowbridge Castle and built a new church outside the castle, St James.] 
1201, Henry, earl of Hereford, claimed to hold all or part of Heddington. [Henry held all of Heddington by 1212.] (S) History of Wiltshire, V17, Calne, 2002.
5/5/1203 at Porchester, Henry, “Count of Hereford”, a witness to King John’s specification of Queen Isabela’s dower. (S) Epistolæ.
5/5/1204, Charter of the Lady the Queen I. on her Dower. John, by the grace of God, … Attesting, the Lords … Earl Roger le Bigot; W. Earl of Arundel; … Henry de Bohun, Earl of Hereford; … (S) King John of England, Chadwick, 1865, P192.
1204, Henry paid 50 marks and a palfrey [horse] to have 20 knights’ fees of the honour of Huntendon, given by King Henry II to his mother. (S) Magna Charta of King John, Thomson, 1829, P278.
4/1205, Walter de Clifford named sheriff of Herefordshire.
1208, Henry de Bohun pardoned his debts in “Queen’s Gold”, written off against other credits. (S) King John, Church, 2003, P192.
6/6/1210, King John launched successful attacks in Ireland with 700 ships. Earl Henry’s retinue had 10 knights [of his 30 fees held.] (S) Studies in Taxation, Mitchell, 1914, P97.
1210, Henry, earl of Hereford, a witness to the official account written by King John of his quarrel with William de Briouse.
1211, Henry charged scutage for 17 knights’ fees [and holding 14 others]. (S) English Baronies, Sanders, 1963, P7.
4/29/1212, Henry de Bohun, earl of Hereford, sued “curia regis” by the William Longespee, earl of Salisbury, over the honour of Trowbridge. (S) King John, the Braoses, and the Celtic Fringe, Holden
6/1213, Henry de Bohun tried to plead sickness [inadmissible in a plea of service] for absence from a hearing about Towbridge; the honour of Trowbridge was taken into the king's hands. (S) Magna Carta, Holt, 1992, P206.
1213-19, Grant of Maurice de Gant, …. Witnesses: Robert Fitz Walter, Saier de Quincy, and Henry de Bohun.
1215, Prince Louis of France was approached by a group of English barons who offered support in the overthrow of King John of England.
6/19/1215 at Runnymede near Windsor, King John forced to agree to the terms of the Magna Carta.
10/11/1215, Henry de Bohun, earl of Hereford, in an agreement with the convent of St. Pancras of Lewes. (S) Reports of Commissioners, 1874, P3.
11/20/1215 at Bury St. Edmunds, Henry elected as one of the 25 to guarantee observance of the Magna Carta. (S) History, Gazeteer and Dir. of Suffolk, 1874, P565.
12/16/1215, Henry excommunicated with the other Surety barons. His lands were seized.
5/20/1216, Prince Louis crossed to England in 10 warships, with 1200 knight and 900 troops.
6/2/1216, Prince Louis proclaimed King in London. (S) A Primary History of Britain, Smith, 1873, P66.
6/14/1216, Louis captured Winchester, and controlled half of England.
10/18/1216, King John died.
1216, After the death of King John, Henry supported Louis of France as the next King.
10/28/1216, Henry III, age 9, crowned king of England.
5/20/1217, Louis’ forces, combined with rebel English barons, lost at the battle of Lincoln to William Marshall. Henry was captured at the battle. (S) FMG.
9/12/1217, For 10,000 marks and some land exchanges, Prince Louis forfeited his claim to the English crown by the treaty at Kingston-on-Thames.
6/1218, King Henry’s Council informed the sheriff of Hereford [and of other counties] that they recognized the right of Jews to live in certain towns and have their own communities. (S) Jewish Communities of Medieval England, Dobson, 2010.
1219, Henry left on a crusade. [Likely with Prince Louis.]
6/1/1220, Henry died on crusade; his body buried at Llanthony Priory near Gloucester. (S) FMG.
1222, Maud relict of Henry Earl of Hereford released to  William Longespée and Ela all her right to dower in the manor of Trowbridge. (S) History of Wiltshire, V7, 1953.
1222, Heddington held in dower by Maud with the assent of Ela and her husband William Longespee. (S) History of Wiltshire, V17, Calne, 2002.
1227, Maud heiress to her brother William de Mandeville, Earl of Essex, becoming Countess of Essex.
Maud married Roger de Dauntsey.
2/22/1228, A fine paid by ‘Rogerus de Antese et Matildis comitissa Herefordie uxor eius’ for a debt of ‘W. comes Essexie frater ipsius comitisse.’ (S) FMG.
1229, Maud received manors in Essex and property in Hampshire by settlement with her half-brother John Fitz Geoffrey.
1232, Henry de Kemeseck brought a suit against Roger de Dauntesia and maud his wife for the advowson of East Tilbury church. [Maud tenet in capite of East Tilbury.] (S) Transactions, Essex, 1906, P103. [The next year Henry sued Maud’s half brother John fitz Geoffrey over East Tilbury, citing this suit.]
4/24/1233, Maud divorced from Roger [no children from marriage.]
1/25/1235, Grant to Maud, countess of Essex, that in the event of the death of H. earl of Hereford, her son, to whom she had granted certain lands of her fee to discharge her debts, all the lands shall revert to her. (S) CPRs.
Bef. 7/1236, Maud’s divorce was revoked. (S) FMG.
8/27/1236, Maud died. (S) FMG.
(S) Royals and Nobles: A Genealogist’s Tool, Dillon, 2002, P90. (S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P99.
Children of Henry and Maud:
i. Humphrey de Bohun (47279584), born by 1201 in Essex, England.
ii. Grace de Bohun, born ?.
Grace married Robert de Dunstanville.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

G27: 94559154 Ferte-Briwere


94559154. William de la Ferte & 94559155. Margaret Briwere

William born in Normandy, s/o §Radulf de Feritate. (S) Notes and Queries, V99, 1899, P47.

~1180, Margaret born in England, 2nd d/o 189118346. William Briwere & 189118347. Beatrice de Vaux.

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

3/24/1217, Margery’s mother Beatrice died.

1219, Eodem modo scribitur {Vicecomiti, viridariis, forestariis, inquisitoribus} Cumberland. Nomina inquisitorum. {Radulfus de la Ferte, Rogerus de Beauchamp, … Thomas de Muleton, Willelmus de Yreby, Willemus de la Ferte.} Apud Karleol. (S) CPRs.

William died.

Margery married 2nd Odo de Dammartin.

Bef. 4/8/1225, Odo died.

6/1225 in Surrey, Margery in litigation over her dowery of Dammartin before judge Martin de Pateshull.

By 11/1225, Margery married 3rd Geoffrey de Say of West Greenwich.       

1227, Margery’s father died; her brother William the heir.                                                                               

8/19/1230, Geoffrey died; Margery resuming her 1st husband’s name.

1232, Margaret’s brother William died; co-heiress with her sister, and the heirs of her 3 deceased sisters. Somborne was the chief manor of Margery’s share. (S) A History of the County of Hampshire: V 4, 1911.

6/10/1233, Margery fined 100 marks for her share of her inheritance. [Seisin ordered on June 15th.]

7/20/1233, William de Percy, married to Joan Briwer, and Margery agreed over conflicting interests in the manors.

1235, Margery de la Ferte manorial lord of William de Ralegh, rector of King’s Somborne, Hampshire.

Bef. 2/4/1237, Margery died. [Order to the sheriff of Hampshire to cause Payn de Chaworth to have full seisin of all lands formerly of Margaret de la Ferté in his bailiwick on the day she died. (S) FRsHIII.]

(S) Studies in 13th Century Justice and Administration, Meekings, 1981, PP 85,181.

Family notes:

·         4/1/1237, Payn de Chaworth has made fine with the king by 200 m. for having custody of the land and heir of Margaret de la Ferté , … … to have full seisin of the land formerly of the same Margaret, one of the heirs of William Brewer. (S) FRsHIII.

Child of William and Margaret:

i. Gundred de la Ferte (47279577), born ~1200 in England.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

G27: 94559150 Philip of Swabia, King of Germany



94559150. Philip of Swabia, King of Germany & 94559151. Irene Angelina

8/1177, Philip born in Germany, youngest s/o 189118300. Emperor Frederick I & 189118301. Beatrice, Countess of Burgundy.

~1180, Irene born in Byzantium, d/o 189118302. Emperor Isaac II Angelus & 189118303. Eirene ?.

By 1185, Irene’s mother died.

6/10/1190, Philip’s father died; his brother Henry succeeding.

1191, Philip accompanied his brother Henry VI, King of Germany and Emperor of Rome, to Italy, and gave up his ecclestical vows.

1192-94, King Richard of England was held prisoner in various German cities after being captured while returning from the crusades. [3 trials were held during this time, attended by Henry VI, and any of which might have been attended by Philip.]

1193, Irene 1st married Roger III of Sicily.

12/24/1193, Irene’s husband Roger died.

1194, Philip [likely] attended his brother Henry’s 2nd Sicilian expedition. [In which Irene was captured.]

1195, Philip named duke of Tuscany.

4/8/1195, Irene’s father Isaac deposed, blinded, and imprisoned with his son Alexius; by his elder brother Alexius III.

8/15/1196, Philip became duke of Swabia on the death of his brother Conrad II at Durlach.

12/1196, Philip’s nephew Frederick, age 3, elected as successor to his father who was leaving for the crusades.

3/1197, Ships with German crusaders began to leave for the Holy Land, Philip’s brother King Henry one of the leaders.

5/25/1197, Philip married Irene, dowager Queen of Sicily.

1197, at Augsburg, Philip of Swabia knighted, and took the cross of a crusader. (S) Courtly Culture, Bumke, 1991, P243.

1197, Philip went to Sicily to get his nephew Frederick for his coronation [hearing of his brother’s death during the trip].

9/28/1197, Philip’s brother Emperor Henry died of a fever at Messina; Henry’s son Frederick, age 4, succeeding. [Most of the German nobles left the crusade to return to protect their interests back home.]

1197, Philip chosen as defender of the Empire during Frederick’s minority. [The kingship of a child was not popular.]

3/8/1198, Philip elected King of Germany [supported mainly by the south of the country.]

6/9/1198, Otto IV became anti-King of Germany [supported in the north, and supported by the Pope who wanted to prevent the unification of Sicily with Germany.] (S) Holy Roman Emperors.

7/12/1198 at Aachen, the coronation of Otto as King of Germany.

9/8/1198 at Mainz, Philip crowned King of Germany.

1199, Thibaut, comte de Bar, in right of his wife, bought the counties of Luxembourg, Durbuy and Laroche, with the approval of Philipp, King of Germany.

1199, King Philip of France wrote to Pope Innocent in favor of Philip as Holy Roman Emperor, and specifically against Otto IV. (S) Philip Autustus, Hutton, 1896, P166.

1199-1200, Germany essentially in a north-south civil war over who would rule.

1200, Philip and Irene gave two of Irene’s diadems to the cathedral of Bamberg. (S) Catalogue of the Byzantium Coins, V1, 1999, P166.

1200, Pope Innocent issued the Deliberation, giving arguments for against each of Frederick II, Philip of Swabia, and Otto IV as holding the title of Holy Roman Emperor. (S) Collected Works of Eric Voegelin, V20, 1997, P174.

3/1201, Pope Innocent turned his support to Otto, s/o Henry the Lion, duke of Saxony, as King of Germany.

1201, Pope Innocent excommunicated King Philip. (S) Book of Concord, Kolb, 2000, P336.

12/25/1201 at Hagenau, Marquis Boniface of Montferrat, elected leader of the upcoming crusade, visited Philip at his Christmas court. (S) Pope Innocent III, Moore, 2003, P108. [At this time, Philip and Boniface agreed to divert the target of the crusade from Egypt to Constantinople. Philip’s nephew Alexis had escaped prison and attended the court.]

10/1/1202, Philip the leader of the Ghibellines, allied with the Venetians, sailed on crusade from Venice against Greece with 200-plus ships [the Pope wanted them to attack Egypt; but many wanted to attack Greece for their disobediance to the Latin church.]

11/10/1202, The crusaders reached, then captured Zara.

1/1/1203, Philip sent an embassy to Pope Innocent to tell him of the capture of Zara. (S) Cambridge Medieval History, Vs1-5.

4/1203, The crusades sailed from Zara [with Boniface remaining behind.]

1203, All the crusaders reached Durazzo, when Philip’s young nephew Alexis was received as their emperor.

1203, Meeting resistance, the crusaders devasted the island of Corfu. [About half the crusaders then separated, desiring to proceed to Syria rather than Constantinople. An agreement was reached guaranteeing later transport for the separatists to Palestine.]

5/24/1203, The fleet sailed from Corfu for Constatinople. They captured the island of Andros in the process.

6/24/1203, The crusader fleet anchored off the abbey of St. Stephen, 7 miles south of Constantinople. [After a brief skirmish, Alexius demanded the surrended of his uncle Alexius III as a traitor and usurper.]

7/5/1203, The siege of Constantinople began with the French attack on the Galata and its defensive tower.

7/17/1203, The Venetians, with a sea assault, captured 25 towers on the sea wall, and set fire to the buildings inside the walls. [That night Alexius III fled to Mosynopolis.]

1203, The Byzantine officials released imprisoned Isaac Angelus, restoring him to office.

8/1/1203, The young Alexius IV crowned co-emperor with his father. [Alexius agreed to pay the crusaders and the Doge of Venice 200,000 marks to put him on the throne of Constantinople. (S) Archimedes Codex, Netz, 2007.]

1203, Philip [apparently] returned to Germany at this time.

1/1204, Irene’s father died.

1204, Hermann of Thuringia submitted to Philip.

1/6/1205 at Aix-la-Chapelle, Philip crowned again by Adolf of Cologne.

5/1205, Philip, supported by the Archbishop of Cologne, began the siege of Cologne by blockading the Rhine above and below the city.

9/29/1205, Philip began a 5-day attack on Cologne, during which Otto IV was wounded.

10/1205, Failing to take Cologne, Philip captured Neuss and other castles and fortifications around Cologne before calling off the attack.

6/1206, Philip again attacked the lower Rhine.

7/27/1206, Philip defeated Otto IV at the battle of Wassenberg [west of Cologne.] Otto escaped to Cologne. The Archbishop of Cologne, now supporting Otto, was taken prisoner.

11/11/1206, Philip captured Cologne.

1207, The papal ban on King Philip removed.

6/21/1208, Philip assassinated at Bamberg by Otto VIII of Wittelsbach, who had been promised the marriage of one of Philip’s daughters, and then Philip recanted, and refused to support a different marriage. [Count Palatine of Bavaria, killed 3/1209, his head was thrown in the Danube, and his body remained unburied for 7 years.] (S) Courtly Literature, V25, 1990, P171.

(S) History of the Crusades, V-II, Setton, 2006. (S) Oxford Encyclopedia of Medieval Warfare, V1, 2010, P409.

Children of Philip and Irene:

i. Beatrice of Hohenstaufen, born 1198 in Swabia.

Beatrice married Otto IV, Holy Roman Emperor.

1208, Beatric pleaded for vengence for her father.

ii. Cunigunde of Hohenstaufen, born 1200 in Swabia.

Cunigunde married King Wenceslaus I of Bohemia.

iii. Marie de Hohenstaufen (47279575), born 1201 in Swabia.

iv. Elisabeth of Hohenstaufen, born 1203 in Swabia.

Elizabeth married King Fernando III of Castile.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

G27: 94559128 Vere-Bolebec


94559128. Earl Robert de Vere & 94559129. Isabel Bolebec



1164, Robert baptized in England, s/o 189118256. Aubrey de Vere III & 189118257. Agnes of Essex.
1175, Isabel born in Hatfield, Essex, England, heir & d/o §Walter de Bolebec.
1175-76, Isabel’s father died. [Isabel put into the custody of the King, her guardian being Reginald de Curteni.]
4/1185, Aubrey de Vere, earl of Oxford, took custody of Isabel.
9/29/1185, Isabel, daughter and heir of Walter de Bolebec, age 10, in the custody of Earl Alberic of Oxford. (S) Magni Rotuli Scaccarii Normanniae, 1840, P-CVIII.
11/3/1189, Richard I crowned king of England.
1191, Aubrey, earl of Oxford, paid a fine of 500 marks to the king, “for the sister of Walter de Bolebec, to make a wife for his son.”
1194, Robert’s father died; his brother Aubrey succeeding.
5/27/1199, John crowned king of England.
Aft. 1201, Isabel’s father died.
1206, Isabel contracted to married Henry of Nonant, Lord of Totnes, Devonshire.
1207, Isabel petitioned the crown for the right to marry whom she wished.
1208 at Oxford, Robert bought a license to marry Isabel.
1214, Robert’s brother Aubrey died childless leaving Robert to succeed.
10/1214, Robert paid 1000 marks for livery of his lands and the wardship of the heir of William FitzOates. (S) Liber Feodorum, Lyte, 1920, P232.
6/19/1215 at Runnymede, Robert, one of the barons who took up arms against the King and operating “in the defense of England” forced King John to sign the Magna Carta.
9/30/1215, Robert de Vere, earl of Oxford, witnessed writs associated with restoring Nicholas de Stuteville the castle of Knaresborough. (S) The Reign of King John, Painter, 1949, P334.
11/20/1215 at Bury St. Edmunds, Robert elected as one of the 25 to guarantee observance of the Magna Carta. (S) History, Gazeteer and Dir. of Suffolk, 1874, P565.
12/16/1215, Robert with the other Barons was excommunicted by the Pope.
1216, King John took Castle Hedingham, Essex, the earl's seat.
10/18/1216, King John died.
10/28/1216, Henry III, age 9, crowned king of England.
10/1217, Robert made peace with Henry III.
1218, Robert made a judge in the Court of King’s Bench.
1218, Jocelin de Ametiana instituted as rector of Whitchurch on presentation of William de Marescal, in possession of Robert de Vere’s lands, who then stood excommunicated. (S) Hist. of Buckingham, V3, 1847, P515.
1218-19, The King ordered the sheriff of Oxford to restore to Robert all his confiscated lands. (S) Of Armor and Men, Dressler, 2004, P38.
3/20/1219, Order to the sheriff of Buckinghamshire that since Earl W. Marshal declares he has received in his chamber the money which Earl Robert de Vere owed the king for his scutage, he is to cause Earl Robert to have peace, because Earl William will answer the king for the monies. (S) FRsHIII.
4/25/1220, Robert Mauntel has made fine with the king by 100 m. to keep the counties of Essex and Hertfordshire …. His pledges for this fine are … and Earl Robert de Vere for 5m. (S) FRsHIII.
1221, Isabel assisted the Dominican friars sent to England to find quarters in the city of Oxford.
Bef. 10/25/1221, Robert, 3rd Earl of Oxford and Lord Chamberlain of England, died in Colne, Essex. (S) FRsHIII.
10/20/1222, Henry III, King of England granted custody of ‘Hugonis filii et heredis Roberti de Ver, quondam comitis Oxonie’ to ‘Ysabelle de Bolebec comitisse Oxonie’. Isabel purchased wardship of her minor son and his inheritance for 6000 marks. (S) FMG.
~1227, Isabel contributed to the building of the Dominican oratory in Oxford. When the friars needed a larger priory, she and the bishop of Carlisle bought land south of Oxford and contributed most of the funds and materials needed.
2/12/1237, Protection for Hugh, earl of Oxford [eldest son], so long as he be on pilgrimage beyond seas. The Like for Isabel, countess of Oxford. (S) CPRs.
2/3/1245, Isabel died, buried in Oxford; son Hugh became the heir.
(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, Richardson, 2005, P854. (S) Women of the English Nobility, Ward, P24.

Child of Robert and Isabel:

i. Hugh de Vere (47279564), born ~1210 in Essex, England.

Child of Robert and ?:

i. Henry de Vere, born ~1212 in England.

Henry of Great Addington, co. Northampton.
Child: Richard de Vere; married Isabel Green.

Monday, July 16, 2012

G27: 94559120 Plantagenet-Warren


94559120. Earl Hamelin Plantagenet & 94559121. Isabel Warren

1137, Isabel born in Surrey, England, heir & d/o 189118242. Earl William de Warenne & 79959359. Adela Talvas.

~1140, Hameline de Warenne born in Normandy, France, natural s/o 94555136. Geoffrey Plantagenet. [Half-brother to King Henry II.]

1/7/1148, Isabel’s father died on crusade.

9/7/1151, Geoffrey’s father died.

Bef. 1153, Isabel 1st married William de Blois, 2nd s/o King Stephen.

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

10/1159, William de Blois died; buried in Poitou, France.

4/1164, By arrangement of King Henry II, Hamelin married widow Isabel, becoming earl of Surrey, and Comte de Warren.

10/1164, Hamelin present at the council of Northampton. Hamelin joined in the denunciation of Archbishop Thomas as a traitor.

1166, Hamelin of Warrene, held 140 knights’ fees in England and Wales. (S) War, Government and Aristocracy in the British Isles, Given-Wilson, 2008, P15. [Assessed on the aid of marrying the King’s daughter.]

1166, Isabel held 60 knights’ fees. (S) History of Conisborough Castle, 1887, P103.

1173-4, Hamelin supported King Henry II against his sons who were in rebellion.

3/14/1176 at London, Hameline Earl Warren attested at royal charter to Rivaulx abbey.

1176, Hamelin escourted his niece Joan, d/o King Henry II, to her marriage to the King of Sicily.

3/1185 at Westminster, Hameline of Warrene, earl of Surrey, a witness of the confirmation of lands of the canons of Butley. (S) Feudal Assessments, Keefe, 1983, P105.

9/3/1189, Hamelin at the coronation of his nephew King Richard I.

12/12/1189, King Richard departed on the 3rd Crusade.

3/20/1190, at Rouen, Hamelino Comite de Warenna, Hugone de Gurnai, … witnessed the charter of King Richard founding the chapel of Fumechon in Normandy.

1191, Hamelin supported the chancellor against King Richard’s brother Prince John.

12/21/1192, King Richard was captured near Vienna, returning from crusading.

1193-4, Hamelin 1 of 5 treasurers for the collection of King Richard’s ransom.

2/4/1194, King Richard released from imprisonment in Germany.

3/29/1194, Hamelin earl of Warren attended the King’s parliament at Nottingham. (S) Parliamentary History, V1, 1806, P1290.

4/17/1194, Hamelin bore one of the 3 swords at King Richard’s 2nd coronation.

1195, A controversy between the dean and the clergy of Thetford, and the canons, concerning the tithes of lands given to the canons by Hameline earl Warren. (S) History of the Town of Thetford, Martin, 1779, P176.

4/6/1199, King Richard died.

5/27/1199 at Westminster, Hamelin present at the coronation of his nephew King John.

7/13/1199, Isabel died; buried in Chapter House, Lewes, Sussex, England.

1200, Hamelin granted a weekly market at Conisborough, Yorkshire.

3/1201, King John visited his uncle Hamelin in Yorkshire castle.

4/2/1202, Hamelin, vicomte of Touraine, 5th Earl of Surrey in right of his wife, died in England; buried in the chapter-house at Lewes with Isabel.

(S) Plantagenet Ancestry, P747. (S) DNB, V20, 1909, P1367. (S) Court, Household, and Itinerary of King Henry II, Eyton, 1878.

Children of Hamelin and Isabel:

i. Maud Plantagenent (189118343), born ~1165 in England.

ii. William de Warren (47279560), born ~1175 in England.

iii. Ela Plantagenent (60849153), born ~1178 in England.

iv. Isabel Plantagenent, born ? in England.

Isabel married 1st Robert de Lacy [who died in 1193, no children].

Isabel married Gilbert de L'Aigle [died in 1234.]

v. Agnes Plantagenent, born ? in England.

Agnes married Jordan de Marisco.

Agnes had an affair with King John.

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