121690496. Richard de Playz & 121690497. Joan ?
1228, Richard born in England, s/o §Hugh de Playz & Philippa de Montfichet.
1244, Richard’s father Hugh de Plaiz died, holding 7 knights’ fees, leaving a son Richard de Plaiz by his 1st wife Philippa de Munfichet.
~1246, Joan born in England.
1250, Richard de Playz holds a knight’s fee, and is of full age, but is not yet a knight; therefore he is fined.
1256, Richard de Playz lord of Toftes in Norfolk, and of Leye in Kent. (S) Essay towards a Topographical History of the County of Norfolk, V7.
10/6/1256, Richard vs. Alice, widow of Hugh de Playz [his father’s 3rd wife], who claimed dower. (S) Early Registers of Writs, Selden Society, 1970, P52.
6/19/1256, Respite from knighthood, for 3 years, to Richard de Palyz, for a fine. (S) CPRs.
5/14/1264, King Henry captured at the battle of Lewes, “at the Mill of the Hide”; Simon de Montfort effectively ruling England.
8/4/1265, Lord Edward defeated Simon de Montfort at the battle of Evesham; ending the barons’ revolt in England.
1267, Richard age 39. Richard de Montfichet died; his sisters Margaret de Bolbec; Aveline, countess of Albemarle; and Philippa de Plaiz [wife of Hugh de Pleys] his heirs. [Philippa de Plaiz had a son Richard de Plaiz, age 39.] (S) FMG.
1267, After the death of Richard de Munfichet, among the lands assigned to his nephew and coheir Richard de Plaiz were fees held by [inter alia] Giles de Argentein, Luke de Poninges and Adam de Cokfeld.
5/12/1268, Richard de Plaiz did homage for Okeley Magna, Essex, of the barony of Montfichet as an heir of his uncle Richard de Mossechet, lately deceased, of Stanstead, Essex. (S) FRsHIII.
1268, Richard de Plaiz, son of Hugh de Playz [founder], benefactor of Bromwell, Wetinge, priory. (S) Index Monasticus, Taylor, 1821, P21.
Bef. 7/8/1269, Richard de Plaiz died; his heir Ralph de Plaiz, age 3, a ward of Roger de Aguilon. (S) St Peter’s Chailey, History. IPM: Norfolk, Essex, Sussex. (S) CIsPM.
1/17/1271, Licence for a fine of 10£ for Joan, late the wife of Richar de Playz, who held in chief, to marry whomsoever she will of the king’s allegience. (S) CPRs.
11/16/1272, Edward I ascended to the throne while on crusade.
1301, Joan identifed as the mother of Ralph and Giles.
3/1303, Joan appointed Robert de Elmham to the rectory of Knapton.
(S) Essay Towards a Topographical History of the County of Norfolk, 1739, P477. (S) The History of an East Anglian Soke, Hood, 1918, P75.
· Hugh de Plays 1st married Philippa de Munfichet, sister & coheiress of Richard de Muntfichet.
· Hugh de Plays married 2nd Beatrix de Say, widow of Hugh de Nevill.
· Hugh de Plays married 3rd Alice ?.
· 1380-84, John Plays, knight. John Plays, kinsman and heir of Aveline, who was the wife of Edmund, brother of King Edward I, states that Aveline … died seised … without an heir of her body, … the heir, Ralph son of Richard de Plays, was under age… line of descent set out in the petition, to John Plays, … as he and his ancestors have long sued for this … Aveline [de Forz], wife of Edmund Crouchback; …; Philippa [de Plays], sister of Aveline (the elder); Richard de Plays; Ralph [de Plays], son of Richard de Plays; Giles [de Plays], brother of Ralph de Plays; Richard [de Plays], son of Giles de Plays; Richard [de Plays], son of Richard de Plays … (S) CPRs.
Children of Richard and Joan:
i. Ralph de Plaiz, born 1266 in England.
1283, Ralph died; his brother Giles his heir.
ii. Giles de Plays (60845248), born aft. 1266 in England.