Monday, September 17, 2012

G27: 121671176 Braybroke-Ledet

121671176. Henry de Braybroke & 121671177. Christina Ledet

~1170, Henry born in England, s/o §Robert de Braybok.

~1175, Christina born in England, d/o §Wischard Ledet & Margery de Foliot.

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

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

1211, Henry’s father died; Henry becoming High Sheriff in Bedford and Buckingham, as well as other counties.

1212, King John granted the manor of Corby to Henry.

6/1213, Henry commissioned by King John to repair Northampton castle.

1214, King John took away Henry’s shrievalties in Bedford and Buckingham.

1215, Henry rebelled against King John; his lands were forfeited and given to Roger de Nevil.

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

4/1217, Henry, continuing to support Prince Louis of France as king, defended Mountsorrel castle against royal forces.

1217, By the Treaty of Lambeth, Henry’s manor of Corby was restored.

5/20/1217, Henry escaped capture at the battle of Lincoln, supporting the barons. The Barons, being greatly outnumbered, were besieged and defeated by the troops of King Henry III. [300 knights were captured.]

9/1217, The Treaty of Lambeth ended the war with Prince Louis returning to France. Henry returned to the King’s loyalty.

1218, Henry’s manor of Corby was seized by William de Forz, count of Aumale.

1220, Henry recovered Corby from William de Forz.

1221, Wischard Ledet died leaving his daughter Christina as his heir.

1221, Falkes de Breatue seized Corby as part of a seizure of royal lands.

2/4/1222, Northamptonshire. Henry of Braybrooke and Christiana, his wife, daughter and heiress of Wischard Ledet and Margaret, his wife, have made fine to the king by £100 for their relief of the lands formerly of Wischard and Margaret, falling to Christiana by inheritance, which they ought to hold of the king in chief, and the king has taken the homage of Henry. Order that, having accepted security from Henry and Christiana for rendering the aforesaid £100 to the king, he is to cause them to have full seisin of all lands formerly of Wischard and Margaret in Burton and Warden. (S) FRsHIII.

6/10/1224, Henry assigned to a assize of novel disseisin against Falkes de Breaute. Fulks de Breaut, having been fined by Henry de Braybrok and other justicies itinerant at Dunstable, sent a party of soldiers, headed by Fauks’ brother William, who violently seized Henry and imprisoned him at Bedford. (S) History, Topography, and Directory of Northamptonshire, Whellan, 1874, P111.

6/20/1224, An English army, being assembled for a campaign in France, was diverted to Bedford to recaptured the castle.

8/14/1224, Bedford castle was captured. Walter de Pattishall and Henry of Braybrooke were ordered in the name of the king to demolish the castle. Both Pattishall and Braybrooke were vassals of William de Beauchamp, who owned the barony of Bedford and held the position of hereditary constable of the castle, but their loyalty to the king won out and the castle was demolished.

1226, Henry recovered Corby manor.

1227, Henry paid 10 marks for a confirmation of King John’s charter granting him Corby in 1212.

1231, A fine was passed between Alice, late wife of John de Horsendon, and Henry de Braybrok, of lands in Horsendon, the dower of Alice, who remitted her rights in the premises to Henry and his heirs. (S) History and Antiquities – Buckingham, V2, 1847, P329.

1234, Henry died; buried at Bushmead priory.

4/13/1234, Christina gave homage for the lands that had escheated on her husband's death.

6/1234, Christiana paid a fine to be able to marry whom she wished that was loyal to the king. (S) Pubs., Historical Series, V1, Univ of Manchester, 1904, P141.

Christina married 2nd Gerard de Furnival.

1235-6, Iidem reddunt compotum de xxvij.m. de honore de Wardon' que [1] Gerardus de Furnivall' tenet cum herede Wychardi Ledet. In thesauro viij.m. et debent xix.m. (S) Liber Feodorum, Pt1.

1240-1, Gerard died on crusade [as did Christina’s son Wischard.]

Aft. 1256, Christina Leddete died, her grandaughters Alice, wife of William le Latimer, and Christiana, wife of John le Latymer, her heirs. (S) Mamecestre, V1, 1861, P100. (S) Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.

Family notes:

·         Wischard [Guiscard] Ledet of Chipping Warden, Northamptonshire [rebelled in 1215] & Margery de Foliot, heiress & d/o Richard Foliot.

·         1204, Wischard Ledet had a suit with Elias Foliot for West Warden in Northamptonhsire. (S) Battle Abbey Roll.

·         1211, Wischard Ledet paid scutage on his barony of 13.5 knights’ fees.

·         5/28/1220, Wischard Ledet gives the king a palfrey for having a weekly market on Tuesdays at his manor of Warden, unless the market etc. Order to the sheriff of Northamptonshire. (S) FRsHIII.

·         1205, King John granted the manor of Corby to Robert of Braybrok for a fine of 5 marks for life.

Child of Henry and Christiana:

i. Wischard Ledet (60835588), born ~1195 in England.