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Monday, June 30, 2014

Sir Theobald Gorges & Agnes de Wyke

4194504. Sir Theobald Gorges & 4194505. Agnes de Wyke

~1324, Theobald Russell born in England, s/o 8389008. Sir Theobald Russell & 8389009. Eleanor Gorges. (S) See 1343.

2/1/1327, Edward III succeeded Edward II and King of England.

1331, Dorset. Fine levied between Walter Waleys, complainant, and Ralph de Gorges, deforciant, of lands and rents in Bi'aunton, near Barnstaple, co.Devon, and the manors of Knyghtteton, Lutton and Bradepole … settled on Ralph de Gorges and the heirs male of his body, and failing such on William, son of Theobald Russell, …, and failing such on Theobald, brother of William, and such on John, brother of Theobald, …, and failing such on Richard, brother of John, … (S) Pedigrees from the Plea Rolls.

Aft. 1331, Theobald’s maternal uncle Ralph Gorges died leaving his 3 sisters as heirs [Elizabeth, married to Sir Robert Ashton; Eleanor, Theobald’s mother; and Jane who became the 2nd wife of Sir William Cheney.]

~1328, Agnes born in Somerset, England, d/o 8389010. John de Wyke & 8389011. Egelina de Hautville.

Bef. 8/11/1340, Theobald’s father died; Theobald’s older brother Ralph the heir.

3/11/1341, IPM of Theobald’s father: Yaverlonde. The manor, held for his life and that of Eleanor his wife, and to the heirs of the said Theobald, by the demise of Walter le Waleys, rector of the church of Horsyngton, by a fine levied in the king's court, of the king in chief, as of the honour of the castle of Karesbrok, by service of a knight's fee and suit at the court of Nyweport every 3 weeks. Roubergh. A messuage and 40 acres of land, held for the lives of himself, Eleanor his wife, and William their son, with remainder to the right heirs of the said Theobald, of the manor of Yaverlonde, by service of a 32nd part of half a knight's fee. Ralph his son, aged 23 and more, is his next heir.

3/1343, William Russell died holding the manor of Kingston-Gorges by military service; leaving his brother Theobald as heir.

5/2/1343, IPM of William son of Theobald Russel. Dorset: Stormynstre Mareschal. A messuage … held to himself and the heirs male of his body, with remainder to Theobald his brother … He died . . March, 17 Edward III. Ralph Russel, his brother, aged 26 and more, is his next heir. (S) CIsPM.

1343, Theobald Russell of Yaverland took the name Gorges.

[––Theobald & Agnes––]

10/1/1343, Theobald married to Agnes. “Ut in oratorio seu capella infra curiam Johannis de Wyke infra parochiam de Yatton nostre diocesis inter Theobaldum Gorges et Agnetem filiam dicti Johannis de Wyke, bannis editis, pront moris est, primitus inter eos Ucite valeas solempnizare matrimonium citra Natale Domini, dum tamen aliud canonicum non obsistat, tibi licenciam concedimus. Woky. Id. Oct., a.d. 1343.” (S) Register of Ralph de Salopia, Bishop of Bath and Wells. [Somerset.]

1346, Theobald Gorges sued by Elizabeth, widow of Ralph de Gorges the younger [born 1307], for the manor of Knighton; judgement given in Elizabeth’s favor.

7/12/1346, Edward landed an invasion force of 10000 in Normandy, which marched north plundering the countryside. King Philip VI, with 8000 horsemen and 4000 Genoese crossbowmen pursued.  The 1st Division commanded by the Prince of Wales [future Black Prince] supported by the Earls of Warwick and Oxford, whose retinue of knights included Sir Theobald Greneville. (S) Crecy and Calais, Wrottesley, 1898, P33.

7/26/1346 at Caen, capital of Normandy, Edward’s forces captured the city; and Raoul, Count of Eu, Constable of France, and Jean de Tancarville, Grand Chamberlain of France.

8/26/1346, The battle of Crecy, north of Paris. Edward III vs. Philip VI, heralded the rise of the longbow as the dominant weapon, and also saw the use of the ribauldequin, an early cannon, by the English. The English longbowmen could fire much more quickly than the Genoese, with a killing range of 250 yards. A decisive victory, a third of the French forces lost [mainly to arrows] to less than 100 Englishmen, this started the decline in importance of the mounted knight, and the rise of England as a European power.

9/4/1346, King Edward started the siege of the port of Calais, France.

By 1347, Theobald knighted.

7/19/1347, John de Warbelton and Theobald de Gorges served together in the English army at the Siege of Calais. John de Warbelton made a formal complaint to Henry of Grosmont, earl of Lancaster, the king’s representative, seneschal of England, commander of the English forces about each claiming right to the shield “a field of yellow and blue lozenges”. A 6-man court of honour [Henry, Earl of Lancaster; William de Clinton, Earl of Huntingdon; Reginald de Cobham; Walter Lord de Manny; William Lovel; Steven de Cosinton; “Sir John de Warbelton makes plaint before us; Theobald son of Sir Theobald Russell calls himself by name of de Gorges carries his arms.”] was convened and the pair were cross-examined, with evidence being sought from knights of their own localities also serving at the siege. The case was won by Warbelton. Gorges, in order not to contravene the judgement, retained the arms with the addition of a chevron gules (red chevron). (S) College of Arms, MS Ashmole 1137, f.144, Bodleian Library.

8/4/1347, Calais fell when King Philip failed to support their siege and retreated.

1347, Theobald issued a charter bearing his new arms. (S) Extant at the British Museum.

1348, The Black Death entered the west countryside of England [likely entering through Bristol].

6/1349, The Plague reached Dorset, and had spread across England by the end of 1349.

11/4/1350, Theobald Gorges and Agnes his wife, of the diocese of Salisbury grant an indult  to choose confessors, who shall give them, being penitent, plenary remission at the hour of death, with the usual safeguards. (S) Cal. of Papal Reg’s, V3, 1897, Regesta 203.

4/27/1352, Commission to Theobald de Gorges, William de Byngebourn … death of Richard atte Hale … Isle of Wight … (S) CPRs.

4/7/1361, Theobald appointed sheriff of Dorset and Somerset. (S) CFRs.

1362, The manor of Knighton reverted to Theobald de Gorges on the death of Elizabeth, wife of his uncle Ralph, 2nd baron Gorges.

7/11/1362 Inspecting and confirming to Theobald, kinsman of Elena de Gorges, a charter dated at Berwick on Tweed of 7/30/1291, being a grant to her and her heirs of a market and a fair yearly at her manor of Wrockeshale, co. Somerset, and free warren in her demesne lands of the said manor and Burton, co. Somerset, and Knightetone, co. Southampton. (S) CPRs, 5/1/1462.

1363, Theobald in possession of Wraxall manor, Somerset.

6/8/1363, Exemption for life of Theobald de Gorges from being put on assizes, juries … appointment as mayor, sheriff, … collector of 10th, … against his will. (S) CPRs.

11/2/1363, Commission of oyer and terminer … Theobald de Gorges … Isle of Wight … (S) CPRs.

4/6/1364, Commission of oyer and terminer … Theobald de Gorges … co. Devon … (S) CPRs.

1365, Sir Theobald de Gorges witnessed a deed of indenture between the abbot and convent of St. Mary, Montebourg in Normandy, and John Borgham and Agnes, his wife. (S) CPRs, 5/21/1374.

6/12/1366, Whereas the King lately granted licence for William, abbot, and the convent of Quarr in the Isle of Wight to enclose and crenellate divers plots of land on their own soil and castles or fortalices thereon in a place called Fisshehous on the sea coast and elsewhere on the island; …, certain men of those parts are scheming to hinder those works …, the King has therefore taken the … works of the abbey into his special protection, and has appointed Richard de Pembrugg and Theobald de Gorges, …, [to] maintain and defend the abbot, monks and workmen and works, and arrest all contrariants during pleasure. (S) CPRs.

10/20/1368, Commission to John del Isle, ‘chivaler’, … Theobald Gorges, ‘chivaler’, … (S) CPRs.

1/23/1369, Commission to the abbott of Quarr, John de Insula, knight, Theobald de Gorges, Thomas Langeford and John Fitz Eustace,... to guard the siad island, array and try all defensible men thereof, … (S) CPRs.

9/13/1370, Commissionto Theobald Gorges … Isle of Wight … to make inquisition … (S) CPRs.

2/4/1371, Commissionto the abbot of Quarre,Theobald Gorges, … to array defensible men in the Isle of Wight … (S) CPRs.

10/28/1371, Theobald Gorges on commission of peace in Isle of Wight. (S) CPRs.

9/1/1373, Commission to John, bishop of Bath and Wells, … Theobald Gorges, … burgesses of Bristol … to fix preambulation between [the town of Bristol and the surrounding counties.] (S) CPRs.

1376, Theobald  in Parliament with Maurice de Bruine as Knight of the Shire for the county of Southampton. [Having their writ of expenses for £15 12s. for 39 days attendance.]

6/21/1377, Richard II succeeded Edward III as King of England.

8/16/1378, Theobald Gorges on commission of peace in Isle of Wight. (S) CPRs.

5/27/1379, Theobald de Gorgis, 'chivaler,' on a commission in Somerset, except the city of Bath, to collect a subsidy. (S) CFRs.

4/22/1380, Commission of array in the Isle of Wight to … Thomas Beauchamp, knight, governor of Caresbroke castle, … Theobald de Gorges, … on information of an intended invasion by France and Spain. (S) CPRs.

10/18/1380, Commitment during pleasure to Theobald de Gorges of the  counties of Somerset and Dorset, so that he answer at the Exchequer as sheriff. (S) CFRs.

11/22/1380, Theobald died; buried in the church of the preaching friars at Winchester.

11/30/1380, Writs for IPM of Theobald Gorges, knight. Devon: Braunton. A third part of the manor, … He died on Wednesday before St. Katharine, 4 Richard II. Randolf de Gorges, knight, aged 28 years and more, is his son and heir. Isle of Wight: Knyghton. The manor … The said heir is outside the realm, and the jurors know not whether he is alive or dead. … Somerset: … 1371 he granted … on condition that they should re-enfeoff him and Agnes, his wife, and the heirs male of his body. … Wroxshal, Borton and Naylsy. The manor … He died on 22 November, 4 Richard II. Dorset: Stourmynstre Marchal. A fourth part of the manor … Brydeport. A messuage, with the advowson … (S) CIsPM.

[––Agnes––]

11/16/1381, Commitment to Agnes late the wife of Theobald de Gorges, 'chivaler,' … of the keeping of 2/3rds of the manor of Wroxhalle, co. Somerset … (S) CFRs.

2/18/1382, Order to deliver to Agnes who was wife of Theobald de Gorges knight and is his executrix corn in the manor of Knyhton to the value of 100s … (S) CCRs.

2/20/1381, Writ to the escheator to assign dower to Agnes late the wife of the said Theobald, whose oath not to marry without licence the king has ordered to be taken. (S) CIsPM.

3/20/1383, Commitment to Agnes late the wife of Theobald de Gorges … by mainprise of Henry Englyssh of the county of Somerset … of the keeping of the manor of Knyghton in the Isle of Wight … by reason of the minority of Bartholomew, his son and heir … (S) CFRs.

9/28/1396, Order to escheator in the county of Devon … Walter Waleys by a fine of 9/1330 granted to Ralph Gorges (s/o 16778018) 2/3rds of the manor of Braunton Gorges … together with the reversion of the third part thereof which John Pecche and Eleanor, his wife, both now deceased, held as dower of the said Eleanor of the inheritance of the aforesaid Walter, … with remainder in default of such heirs to William son of Theobald Russell (8389008) … to Theobald brother of the said William … Ralph and William died without heirs male of their bodies, and that Theobald (4194504) brother of William entered the premises … took to wife Agnes late the wife of Theobald Gorges, ‘chivaler’ … had issue by her Bartholomew Gorges and Thomas Gorges (2097252), … Bartholomew entered the manor as his son and heir male and died … the 2/3rds and reversion ought to remain to the said Thomas, who is of full age, as brother and heir male of Bartholomew … to take the fealty of the said Thomas. (S) CFRs.

11/15/1400, Agnes died. (S) CIsPM. [Held: Somerset, a third part of the manor of Wraxall, of the earl of Devon by knight service; Dorset, Sturminster Marshall, 7 cottages and a third part of 2 watermills, held of the king by the service of rendering him a pair of gilt spurs or 6d. each time that he visits the forest of Purbeck; Dorset, a third part of the manor of Braunton,  held of the king in chief by the service of rendering him 3 barbed arrows whenever he goes hunting in Exmoor forest, and by fealty; Hampshire, a third part of the manor of Knighton in the Isle of Wight of the lordship of Carisbroke castle by knight service.]

2/16/1401, Order to the escheator in the county of Devon [and Dorset and Somerset], … Agnes late the wife of Theobald Gorges held on the day of her death in dower of the inheritance of Thomas Gorges, who is of full age, brother and heir of Bartholomew Gorges the son and heir of Theobald, … (S) CFRs.

(S) Collections for a Parochial History of Wraxall, Master, 1900, P13.

Children of Theobald and Agnes:

i. Ralph Gorges, born 1353 in Devon, England.

4/1382, Ralph died overseas leaving his brother Bartholomew as the heir.

6/15/1382, Writ for IPM of Ralph Gorges, knight, son and heir of Theobald Gorges, knight. Devon: … Ralph, aged 28 years and more was Theobald’s son and heir. Agnes late the wife of Theobald had her dower … Isle of Wight: … Ralph, aged 28 years, is beyond the sea in foreign parts, and the jurors know not whether he is alive or dead. If he is dead, Bartholomew son of the said Theobald, aged 13 years and more, is his brother and heir. … (S) CIsPM.

1/3/1383, Commission to Ralph Seymour, Hugh Cheyne, … to arrest and bring before the council Bartholomew, brother and heir of Ralph Gorges, son and heir of Theobald Gorges, knight, tenant in chief, the said Ralph having lately attained his majority, but having died before having livery of his lands, and the marriage of Bartholomew, by reason of his minority, belonging to the king. (S) CPRs.

ii. Bartholomew Gorges, born 1369 in Devon, England.

6/20/1384, Appointment … knights, … John Mautravers, … to re-seize Bartholomew, son and heir of Theobald Gorges, knight, tenant in chief, into the hands of the king, … certain evildoers have abducted him from John de Croft, in whose custody he was by the king’s grant, to restore the said heir … and to arrest and bring the offenders before the king and council. (S) CPRs.

6/1396, Bartholomew died leaving his brother Theobald as the heir.

6/1396, IPM of Bartholomew Gorges. Dorset: … Stouremynstre Marchel. … Brudeport … Kentecombe … He died on Wednesday before the Nativity of St John the Baptist last. Thomas Gorges, aged 24 years and more, is his brother and heir male. Somerset: Wroxale. 2/3rds of the manor, … Hants.: Knyghton in the Isle of Wight. The manor … Devon: … Braunton Gorges. The manor … Joan, aged 8 years, Philippa, aged 5 years, and Elizabeth aged a quarter of a year, are his daughters, but Thomas, his brother, aged 24 years and more, is his heir to the tenements aforesaid. (S) CIsPM.

6/6/1397, Appointment of Thomas Berkeley of Berkeley, knight, Peter Courtenay, … and John Moign, knights for the assignment of dower to Elizabeth, late the wife of Bartholomew Gorges, knight, tenant in chief, from his lands in Somerset and Dorset, according to the extent made or if necessary according to another to be made in the presence of Thomas Gorges, brother and heir of Bartholomew. (S) CPRs.

iii. Thomas Gorges (2097252), born ~1372 in Devon, England.


Saturday, June 28, 2014

Lord Theobald Grenvile & Joyce de Beaumont

4194496. Lord Theobald Grenvile & 4194497. Joyce de Beaumont

6/1323, Theobald de Grenevyle born in Devon, England, s/o 8388992. Henry de Grenvile & 8388993. Joanna Wortham.

1325, Joyce born in England, d/o 5910184. Earl Henry de Beaumont & 5910185. Alice Comyn. [Not d/o Sir Thomas Beaumont. Thomas born 1324, age 24 aft. the death of his mother in 1349. (S) FMG. Joyce would have to be Thomas’ sister.]

2/1/1327, Edward III succeeded Edward II as King of England.

1327, Theobald, age 4 at the death of his father.

1327, During his minority, Theobald a ward of Sir John Carew.

2/25/1328 at York. Grant to William de Chevereston, for a fine of £50, of the marriage of Theobald de Grenevill, son and heir of Henry de Grenevill, tenant in chief, a minor in the king's ward, so that if the said Theobald die before he reach the age of 15 years and be married, the said William shall have the marriage of his next heir, being a minor, and so from heir to heir. Order to the escheator beyond Trent to deliver him the body of the heir to be married. (S) CFRs.

5/29/1328, Presentation of William de Welingoure to the church of Bydyford … king’s gift by reason of his custody of the lands and heir [Theobald] of Henry de Grenevil, tenant in chief. (S) CPRs.

1332, Tax Assessment, 30 Burgesses paying rents to Theobald de Grenvile, Lord of the Manor at Bideford. (S) History of Early Bideford.

1343, Theobald of Greneville, plaintiff vs. the Bishop of Exeter (John Grandisson), defendant. [The beginning of a long conflict between the two. Theobald claimed the Patronage of the Benefice, then vacant. John Ralegh and his wife Amy, patrons of Kilkhampton church, also a part of the suit, who’s nominee was ousted by the Bishop.] (S) BU School of Law, The Year Books, #1348.019.

1344, Theobald de Grenevill recovered in the King's Bench, the advowson of Kylkhampton.

1345, “Quare incumbravit pur Thebaud Greneville vers Levesqe Dexcestre del eglish de Kylhamtone …” (S) Year Books of the Reign of King Edward the Third, Horwood, 1906, P279. [Theobald Greneville vs. John Ralegh and his wife Amy, patrons of Kilkhampton church. Theobald wanted the next presentation. John de Stonore was the head justice for the plea.]

7/12/1346, Edward landed an invasion force of 10000 in Normandy, which marched north plundering the countryside. King Philip VI, with 8000 horsemen and 4000 Genoese crossbowmen pursued.  The 1st Division commanded by the Prince of Wales [future Black Prince] supported by the Earls of Warwick and Oxford, whose retinue of knights included Sir Theobald Greneville. (S) Crecy and Calais, Wrottesley, 1898, P33.

7/26/1346 at Caen, capital of Normandy, Edward’s forces captured the city.

1346, Edward stopped at Crecy and took up defensive positions.

8/26/1346, Edward won the Battle of Crecy in France. The French vanguard attacked without orders, commiting the whole army. The English longbowmen could fire much more quickly than the Genoese, with a killing range of 250 yards. A decisive victory, a third of the French forces lost [mainly to arrows] to less than 100 Englishmen, this started the decline in importance of the mounted knight, and the rise of England as a European power.

6/1347, Theobald given letters of protection to return to England in the retinue of John de Veer, earl of Oxford. (S) Crecy and Calais, Wrottesley, 1898, P92.

7/29/1347, Theobald de Grenevill, sheriff of Devonshire, … on the Saturday after the late feast of St. Benedict, at the dawn of day, with Thomas de Merton, …, and a rabble composed of about 500 persons, proceeded with arms offensive and defensive to the Manor of Tawton and to the Glebe and Vicarage House, and forcing Premises belonging to the Church, as also the houses of free tenants there,  After severely beating and even murdering some of the tenants, and residents of the place, these lawless invaders decamped hooting and shouting and terrifying the neighbourhood … [As sheriff, Theobald was enforcing a king’s writ for money owed by the Bishop.]

By 8/9/1347, Theobald de Grenevill and other members of the raiding party excommunicated by direction of Bishop Grandisson. [The Bishop eventually settled his differences with the king.]

8/9/1347, Commission to James Daudeleye … Theobald de Greyvill recovered against the bishop by judgement … now past delivery to … Theobald son of Henry de Greyvill … the bishop, as the king understands, has issued stentence of major excommunication atainst the same Theobald … (S) CPRs.

9/5/1347, Theobald de Grenevill made similar actions against the clergy at Kilkhampton.

1/14/1348, Sir Theobald Greneville, on his bended knees, made due submission to the Bishop in aula manerii sui de Chudleigh in the presence of his sureties, John de Ralegh and John de Dynham, knights, and of Almaric Fitzwaryn, Sheriff of Devon, and succeeded in obtaining the benefit of absolution.

1348, The Black Death entered the west countryside of England [likely entering through Bristol].

1/14/1349, Bishop Grandisson enjoined Sir Theobald de Greneville of Kilkhampton for trespasses and wrongs done to hime at his manor of Bishop’s Tawton. (S) Collegiate Church of Ottery St. Mary, P258.

11/10/1349, Whereas the king by letters patent has appointed William Botriaux, Westminster. John de Ferers, William de Chaumbernoun, … as keepers of the peace in the county of Cornwall, and whereas Ralph de Beovyle, …, indicted before the said keepers of the peace of felonies, have withdrawn from the county on that account, the king has appointed John de Ferers, Richard de Merton,Theobald de Grenvyle, 'chivaler,' … to take them and deliver them into the custody of the keeper of the king's gaol of Launceveton. (S) CPRs.

1351, Theobaldus de Greynvile Miles, Lord of Kilkhampton, he gave and granted to Richard de Piggisdon and his heirs, all his lands and tenements in Stowe in Kilkhampton, together with rents and services of Joan late the wife of Nicholas de Stowe, for the lands she holds in dower.

2/25/1352, Theobald de Grenevill, Guy de Sancto Albino, … to collect the 10th and 15th in the county of Cornwall. (S) CFRs.

8/1/1353 at Exeter, Creditor: Theobald de Grenvile, and John de Dinham [held part of a fee in Hartland, Hartland Hundred, Devon], knights. Amount: 100m. (S) UKNA.

10/8/1353, Pardon, at the request of William de Monte Acuto, earl of Salisbury, to Theobald de Greneville, 'chivaler,' lately convicted by the inquisition upon which he put himself before Hugh de Courteneye, earl of Devon, and his fellows, justices appointed to hear and determine a trespass against John, bishop of Exeter, by him and others, …, he having fully satisfied the bishop of the damages adjudged to him on account of the trespass, …. (S) CPRs.

8/1/1357, Commission to levy and collect in all cities and towns in the Cornwall to Richard de Sergeaux, the elder, knight, Theobald Grenevyle, knight. (S) CFRs.

1361, Commission of oyer and terminer to John Moubray, Theobald de Grenvill, Edmund de Chelreye, John Dabernoun and Randolf Trewysa, touching indictments of Osbert Hamely … before John de Monte Acuto and his fellows, … Devon, and before Richard Sergeaux and his fellows, … Cornwall, of felonies and trespasses as the said justices cannot proceed further with the indictment! (S) CPRs.

1361, Sir Theobald styled “Lord of Bideford” in 2 land grants. (S) Rpts. & Trans., Devonshire, V16, 1884, P684.

1362, Theobald de Grenvill, lord of Bideford, made 2 land grants in his manor of Bideford.

Aft. 1362, Theobald died.

(S) History of the Granville Family, Granville, 1895, P52ff.

Child of Theobald and Joyce:

i. Theobald Greynvill (2097248), born ~1345 in Devon, England.


Friday, June 27, 2014

Sir William Hankeford & Christian ?

2097254. Sir William Hankeford & 2097255. Christian ?

~1360, William born in England.

William educated at the Middle Temple.

6/21/1377, Richard II succeeded Edward III as King of England.

1384, William in the service of the Earl of Devon.

2/6/1387, Grant, by … William Hankeford of Devon, to John Lovel of the marriages of Philippa and Elizabeth, daughter of Guy Bryan ‘le Fitz,’ knight. (S) CPRs.

1388, William appointed serjeant-at-law.

1389, William appointed king’s serjeant.

By 6/30/1390, William granted the marriage and lands of the heir of John Denbaud. (S) CPRs.

2/4/1392, Commission to William Sturmy, knight, William Hankeford, … and the sheriff of Devon … evildoers … in the isle of Londay … (S) CPRs.

10/27/1393, Pardon to Ralph Reymond … he was found guilty before John Wadham and William Hankeford, justices … (S) CPRs.

1/2/1394, Debtor: John Denebaud. Creditor: William Hankeford. Amount: £300. (S) UKNA.

11/14/1394, Protection for John Welet of Briggewater going to Ireland on the king’s service in the company of William Hankeford. (S) CPRs.

1394-95,William accompanied King Richard II to Ireland. [An army of 8000, it was the largest force brought to Ireland during the middle ages.]

5/1395, William returned with King Richard II from Ireland.

1/21/1396, Thomas Cary requests an enquiry into his claim to certain property in Over Adber and Hummer, which had been given to his father by Samford, with reversion to himself and the heirs of his father. … People mentioned … John Cary, father of the petitioner; John Samford; John Wadham; William Hankeford (Hankford). (S) UKNA.

5/6/1398, William appointed as Justice of the Common Bench. (S) CPRs.

1398, William among the justices consulted concerning the validity of a legal ruling from 1387. William expressed his support for the rulings, and said he would have ruled the same way himself.

6/1398-6/1399, Assize roll of William Hankford and Robert Hill for Hertfordshire, Essex, Kent, Sussex and Surrey, including essoins and attorneys. (S) UKNA.

10/13/1399, Henry IV succeeded Richard II as King of England.  William became a Knight of the Bath during the coronation ceremony.

1399-1406, Assize roll of William Hankford and others for Hertfordshire, Essex, Kent, Sussex and Surrey, including essoins and attorneys. (S) UKNA.

1399-1412, Assize file, South-Western Circuit (Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, Dorset, Hampshire, Wiltshire). Justices: …, William Hankeford, …, John Culpepper and others. (S) UKNA.

9/1403-9/1404, Counties: Herts, Surrey Justices, Gaols, Nature: William Hankeford; Hertford; Guildford castle. (S) UKNA.

5/17/1405, Alice Clifford', querent, and William Hankeford', knight, and John Hankeford', deforciants … William and John have granted to Alice the manor of Clyfford' Corbyn … to revert to William Hankeford' and John Hankeford' and the heirs of John … (S) Feet of Fines, Devon.

[––William & Christian––]

William married 2nd Christian.

10/6/1405, William Hankeford', knight, Christian, his wife, and Richard, son of the same William and Christian, querents, and Philip de Estecote, deforciant. … moor called Estecote in Frethelstoke. … William, Christian and Richard have given him 10 marks of silver. (S) Feet of Fines, Devon.

9/1406-9/1407, Humphrey Stafford and William Hankeford, knights, …, Robert Grey, Ed…, Robert Veel, … to grant the manor of Bromley Castle [in Stoke Abbas], …, to the abbot and convent of Abbotsbury, retaining the manor of Hooke …. Dorset. (S) UKNA.

5/13/1411, Returned oyer and terminer commission, Kent, held by William Hankeford and associates at Canterbury. (S) UKNA.

9/1412-3/1413, Special assize roll and file, Somerset, William Hankford and Walter Hungerford v William Orme and others. (S) UKNA.

9/25/1412, To the escheator in Devon. Order to take the fealty of William Hankforde, and to give him livery of a moiety of the manor of Hurberton …  by fine levied in the king's court with his licence John Wadham knight at his death held that moiety as jointly enfeoffed with the said William by grant of Cicely Turbervylle to them and John Hille now deceased. (S) CCRs.

3/20/1413, Henry V succeeded Henry IV as King of England.

1413, William Hankeford (Hankford), Chief Justice of King's Bench. (S) UKNA.

1416, Petitioners: Anneys Orum, wife of William Orum. … Orum requests a remedy be ordained and that she not be ousted from land in Frome [Somerset] which was granted to her for the term of her life, as by many frauds, injuries and oppressions [William] Hungerford and [William] Hankeford have pursued her husband and her livelihood. (S) UKNA.

7/15/1417, William Hankeford, ‘chivaler,’ [and others] pardoned for acquiring moieties of the manor of Pencryche and Robbaston, co. Stafford in payment of 11£ fine. (S) CPRs.

2/1/1418, William Esturmy (7605250) knight to … appointing them to give William Hankeforde knight chief justice of the King's Bench, Robert Hulle (2097260) the elder one of the justices of the Common Bench, Robert Hulle (738676) the younger of Spaxton, … the manors of Belanye [and] Pollynge … (S) CCRs.

7/9/1418, Petitioner: William Hankeford (Hankford), knight, chief justice. Hankeford requests remedy because he was granted and paid for the reversion of the manor of Littleham but has not received it. (S) UKNA.

1420, Memorandum that in the parliament held at Westminster … People mentioned …  William Hankeford (Hankford), justice. (S) UKNA.

7/14/1421, Grant to William Hankeford, ‘chivaler,’ and Richard Hankeford, esquire [not his son], of the marriage of Theobald brother and heir of John Gorges son and heir of Thomas Gorges, tenant in chief of Henry IV, which John died a minor in the king’s keeping, they paying 300 marks in hand at the receipt of the Exchequer. (S) [Same date: Commission to William Hankeford … of the keeping of the manor of Branton Gorges, co. Devon, in the king’s hands by the death of Thomas Gorges, … the minority of Theobald … during his minority.]

11/1/1422, Petitioners: Prior and convent of Ivy Church. … People mentioned: Henry [V], King of England; William Hankeford (Hankford) … (S) UKNA.

12/20/1423, William died at Annery; buried at Monkleigh church. [Allegedly William had instructed his forester of his estate at Annery to shoot with an arrow anyone entering his forest, only himself deliberately to wander into the forest at night, where accordingly he was shot.]

2/8/1423, Writ of diem clausit extremum to the escheator in the county of Stafford after the death of William Hankeford, ‘chivaler’. (S) CFRs.

Family notes:

·         Many other records of William in the Cal. of Patent Rolls. William is also mentioned in many places in the CIsPM, holding land jointly with other persons.

Child of William and ?:

i. Richard Hankeford, born ~1385 in Hankford, near Bulkworthy, co. Devon, England.

Richard married Thomasina, d/o Sir Richard Stapleton.

1409-10, richard in a lawsuit which failed to secure the manor of Coombe-in-Teignhead.

1412, Income from Richard’s holdings was assessed at £80.

11/1414, Richard served in parliament for the county of Devon.

3/1416, Richard served in parliament for the county of Devon.

7/1418, Richard associated with the delivery, in July 1418, of 18 masts and several anchors and cables from Ilfracombe to Southampton for use on the King’s ships.

1419, Richard died before his father. (S) The History of Parliament, Roskell, 1993.

Child of William and Christine:

i. Jane Hankeford (1048627), born ~1410 in Hankford, near Bulkworthy, co. Devon, England.


Sheriff Thomas Gorges Esq. & Agnes Beauchamp

2097252. Sheriff Thomas Gorges Esq. & 2097253. Agnes Beauchamp

~1372, Thomas Gorgis born in England, 3rd s/o 4194504. Theobald de Gorges & 4194505. Agnes de Wyke.

~1375, Agnes born in Lillesdon, Somerset, England, d/o 4194506. John Beauchamp & 4194507. Joan Bridport.

6/21/1377, Richard II succeeded Edward III as King of England.

Aft. 4/1380, Thomas’ father Theobald died, leaving his eldest brother Ralph, a minor, the heir.

1382, Ralph died.

1/3/1383, Commission to Ralph Seymour, Hugh Cheyne, … to arrest and bring before the council Bartholomew, brother and heir of Ralph Gorges, son and heir of Theobald Gorges, knight, tenant in chief, the said Ralph having lately attained his majority, but having died before having livery of his lands, and the marriage of Bartholomew, by reason of his minority, belonging to the king. (S) CPRs.

6/20/1384, Appointment … knights, … John Mautravers, … to re-seize Bartholomew, son and heir of Theobald Gorges, knight, tenant in chief, into the hands of the king, … certain evildoers have abducted him from John de Croft, in whose custody he was by the king’s grant, to restore the said heir … and to arrest and bring the offenders before the king and council. (S) CPRs.

Aft. 1388, Agnes’ father died.

6/1396, IPM of Bartholomew Gorges. Dorset: … Stouremynstre Marchel. … Brudeport … Kentecombe … He died on Wednesday before the Nativity of St John the Baptist last. Thomas Gorges, aged 24 years and more, is his brother and heir male. Somerset: Wroxale. 2/3rds of the manor, … Hants.: Knyghton in the Isle of Wight. The manor … Devon: … Braunton Gorges. The manor … Joan, aged 8 years, Philippa, aged 5 years, and Elizabeth aged a quarter of a year, are his daughters, but Thomas, his brother, aged 24 years and more, is his heir to the tenements aforesaid. (S) CIsPM.

9/28/1396, Order to escheator in the county of Devon … Walter Waleys by a fine of 9/1330 granted to Ralph Gorges (s/o 16778018) 2/3rds of the manor of Braunton Gorges … together with the reversion of the third part thereof which John Pecche and Eleanor, his wife, both now deceased, held as dower of the said Eleanor of the inheritance of the aforesaid Walter, … with remainder in default of such heirs to William son of Theobald Russell (8389008) … to Theobald brother of the said William … Ralph and William died without heirs male of their bodies, and that Theobald (4194504) brother of William entered the premises … took to wife Agnes late the wife of Theobald Gorges, ‘chivaler’ … had issue by her Bartholomew Gorges and Thomas Gorges (2097252), … Bartholomew entered the manor as his son and heir male and died … the 2/3rds and reversion ought to remain to the said Thomas, who is of full age, as brother and heir male of Bartholomew … to take the fealty of the said Thomas. (S) CFRs. [9/28/1396, Similar order to the eacheators of Somerset and Dorset.]

6/6/1397, Appointment of Thomas Berkeley of Berkeley, knight, Peter Courtenay, … and John Moign, knights for the assignment of dower to Elizabeth, late the wife of Bartholomew Gorges, knight, tenant in chief, from his lands in Somerset and Dorset, according to the extent made or if necessary according to another to be made in the presence of Thomas Gorges, brother and heir of Bartholomew. (S) CPRs.

9/18/1397, Commitment to John Seymour of Brydport,—by mainprise of Thomas Gorges of the county of Somerset … (S) CFRs.

1398, Elizabeth, widow of Bartholomew Gorgis, requests that the king order the chancellor to hold an investigation and do right to her concerning the manor of Wraxall. She states that her husband held the manor in chief, but on his death the escheator of Somerset allowed Thomas Gorges to take possession instead of taking it into the king's hands for Bartholomew's daughters. Thomas has despoiled the manor of goods worth £40, and refuses to allow Elizabeth her dower. (S) UKNA.

~1398, Thomas married Agnes.

10/13/1399, Henry IV succeeded Richard II as King of England.

11/15/1400, Thomas’ mother died. (S) CIsPM.

2/16/1401, Order to the escheator in the county of Devon [and Dorset and Somerset], … Agnes (4194505) late the wife of Theobald Gorges held on the day of her death in dower of the inheritance of Thomas Gorges, who is of full age, brother and heir of Bartholomew Gorges the son and heir of Theobald, a third part of the manor of Braunton Gorges, co. Devon, of the king in chief by service of rendering 3 barbed arrows to the king or his heirs when they hunt in the forest of Exmoor, and by fealty, for all services, to cause the said Thomas to have full seisin of the said third part, as the king has taken his fealty due therefor and for other lands and tenements. … (S) CFRs.

6/2/1401, Thomas granted properties in Upper Kingcombe to Robert Veel for life. (S) IPM of Thomas.

5/8/1401, Thomas Gorges petition complaining that the right of presentation to the viacarage of Sturminster Marshall pertained to him. (S) UKNA.

1/7/1403, Thomas granted a quarter of the manor of Sturminster Marshall to Robert Grey … but not the advowson. (S) IPM of Thomas.

11/5/1403, Commitment of the county of Devon to Thomas Gorges, during pleasure, so that he answer at the Exchequer as sheriff. (S) CFRs.

2/8/1404, Thomas Gorges, Sheriff, replies that he has imprisoned John Parkeman in Exeter prison [Devon]. (S) UKNA.

4/15/1404, Thomas died, seized of the manor of Wraxall, Somerset. (S) CPRs.

[––Agnes––]

4/20/1404, Writ for IPM of Thomas Gorges. Hampshire: He held the manor of Knighton in the Isle of Wight …  by knight service, annual value £20. … He died on 15 April last. John his son and heir was aged 6 years on 22 Nov. 1403. Devon: … the manor of Braunton Gorges … From it he granted a rent of 20 marks to Elizabeth, widow of his brother Bartholomew, whose heir he was, in dower for life. In return for this she released to him all the rights and claims she had in his lands throughout England. Dorset: … Sturminster Marshall, ... Upper Kingcombe, 1 messuage … Bridport … Somerset: … manor of Wraxhall with its members of Flax Bourton and Nailsea … on condition that they should re-enfeoff him, Agnes his wife, who is still alive, and his heirs male, … (S) CIsPM.

7/6/1406, Commitment … of the keeping of all the lands late of Thomas Gorges, tenant in chief of the king, in Sturmynstre Marchall, co. Dorset, which are in the king's hands by the death of the said Thomas and by reason of the minority of John his son and heir … (S) CFRs.

By 11/1406, Agnes, widow of Thomas Gorges of Wraxall, married 2nd Thomas Norton ‘junior.’ (S) Feet of Fines for Somerset.

5/27/1407, To the sheriffs of London. Writ of supersedeas in favour of Thomas Norton and Agnes his wife, administratrix of Thomas Gorges deceased intestate. (S) CCRs.

3/20/1413, Henry V succeeded Henry IV as King of England.

1413-19, Thomas Norton died.

1419, Agnes Gorges, sister of Sir Thomas Beauchamp, relict of Thomas Norton, and Thomas Gorges, Esquires, wrote her will; buried in the Church of Saint Werburgh, Bristol. (S) Proceedings of Clifton Antiquarian Club, V4, 1900, P242.

10/8/1419, Agnes died holding Wraxall in dower, which reverted to her son Theobald. [Preserved at the Wraxall Rectory.]

10/12/1419, Order to the escheator in the counties of Dorset and Somerset; to take into the king's hand and keep safely until further orders all the lands in his bailwick whereof Agnes late the wife of Thomas Norton, esquire, who held of the king in chief, was seised in her demesne as of fee on the day of her death ; and to make inquisition touching her lands and heir. (S) CFRs.

11/2/1419, IPM at Somerset of Agnes, widow of Thomas Norton, esquire: Thomas Beauchamp, knight, … the manor and advowson of Wraxall with the hamlet of Nailsea, member of the manor, in their demesne as of fee, and gave them to Agnes widow of Thomas Gorges, with remainder to their heirs male and his right heirs. She died holding in fee tail and they descend to Theobald Gorges, son and heir of Thomas. They are held of Edward Courtenay, earl of Devon, by knight service, annual value £50. She died 8 Oct. last. Theobald her son and heir is aged 15 years and more. [Agnes’ land holdings were committed to Thomas Beauchamp, ‘chivaler’, during the minority of her son Theobald. (S) CFRs, 12/1/1419.]

(S) Hist. & Antiq’s of the Co. of Somerset, V3, Collinson, 1791, P157. (S) Collections for a Parochial History of Wraxall, Master, 1900, P13.

Family notes:

·         Will of Agnes: In the Name of God Amen. On the twentieth day of the month of August 1419. I, Agnes late the wife of Thomas Gorges, in my pure widowhood being of sound mind and good memory, make my will in this manner, … to be buried in the Church of Saint Werburgh Bristol. … Also I bequeath in aid of the repair of one window in the Chancel of the Church of All Saints Wraxall in the Co. of Somerset, … one aisle called the Northyle in the church of All Sains Wraxall … souls of Thomas Gorges, & Thomas Norton my husbands … to my son Theobald a gold brooch wrought with an angel, a gold ring with a stone called a diamond, a silver cup and cover wrought with a boss, on this condition that the aforesaid Theobald should be a friend and helper to my executors in fulfilling my last wish ; … my executors may have control of the aforesaid bequests … to … Theobald, until he be married. … to my son William a gold brooch … a gold ring … William be married, or shall come of full age … my daughter Isabella, for her marriage to some man of suffciency and honour xv marks of silver, one pair of beads of gold, a brooch of gold, a gold chain … all my pearls … for hoods … six veils … until the aforesaid Isabella shall be honourably married, … to Thomas Beauchamp Kinght my brother … a silver cup … to Henry Spercherley ten marks of silver … to Marion Blak c shillings in silver … to Richard Herbard … William Birde … John Chambers … Alice Cumyngs … William Hunte … [multiple other churches mention at the beginning of her will.]

Children of Thomas and Agnes:

i. John Gorges, born 1399 in Dorset, England.

John married to Florence ?. (S) 2/16/1417, CCRs.

8/4/1408, Ward and marriage of John Gorges, son and heir of Thomas Gorges … by reason of the nonage of the said John, … (S) CCRs.

1414, John died. (S) 6/22/1419, IPM of John held at Blaneford, Dorset. (S) CPRs.

ii. Theobald Gorges (1048626), born 11/29/1401 in Dorset, England.

iii. William Gorges, born ? in Dorset, England.

iv. Isabella Gorges, born ? in Dorset, England.


Thursday, June 26, 2014

Sir Theobald Greynvill & Margaret Courtenay

2097248. Sir Theobald Greynvill & 2097249. Margaret Courtenay

~1345, Theobald de Grenvill born in Devon, England, s/o 4194496. Theobald Grenvile & 4194497. Joyce de Beaumont.

~1350, Margaret born in Devon, England, younger d/o 7605232. Earl Hugh de Courtenay & 7605233. Margaret de Bohun. [There is significant evidence supporting Margaret as a young daughter of the Earl.]

Aft. 1362, Theobald’s father died.

1/20/1368, Indenture made between John de Cheverston, Knt, on one part and John de Ferers, Knt, John Daumarle, Knt, and Richard de Greynevyle … Wits. William Botreaux, … John Dyneham, … Theobald de Greynevyle, Thomas Chambernoun, Adam Cole, all Knights. (S) UKNA.

6/21/1377, Richard II succeeded Edward III as King of England.

5/23/1376, Order to deliver in dower to Elizabeth who was wife of Edward le Despenser knight … the moiety of one knight's fee in Bideforde now held by Theobald de Greneville at £20, one knight's fee in Kilkampton now held by the said Theobald at £40 … (S) CCRs.

9/1377 at Brideford, Theobald de Grenvill grants to Robert Langdon, Agnes his wife, and John their son, 2 burgages in Bidiford, and suit to his court of Bidiford. [Seal: ‘SIGILLUM THEOB. DE GRENEVIL MIL.’] (S) Rpts. & Trans., Devonshire, V16, 1884, P684.

1379-80, John de Stowe, son and heir of Walter de Stowe, grants to Sir Theobald de Grenvill and his heirs &c. two messuages in Stowe, in his manor of Kilkhampton. Sealed: “arms of Granville, quartering a crescent and circumscribed SIGIL THEOBALDI DE GRENVILE, MILITIS.” (S) Rpts. & Trans., Devonshire, V16, 1884, P684.

5/1381, Charter of the manor of Northmolton co. Devon, with knight's fees … Witnesses: William de Botreaux, Theobald de Grenevyle, John Beamount knights, … (S) CCRs.

Bef. 7/26/1381, Theobald died.

(S) History of the Granville Family, Granville, 1895, P54ff.

Children of Theobald and Margaret:

i. John Grenefield, born ~1370 in Devon, England.

John married Margaret, d/o Sir John Burghersh.

7/26/1381, John de Grenvile presented Robert Braybroke [later Bishop of London] to the rectory of Bideford. [Likely performed in his name by whoever held his minority.]

9/8/1381, John de Grenvile, son and heir of Sir Theobald de Grenvile, deceased, presented Thomas Cary to Kilkhampton.

8/30/1386, John de Grenvile licensed a chapel in his manor at Stowe.

1392, John knighted. [likely at age 21.]

1402, at Kilkhampton, William Graynville, son of Sir Theobald, sets forth that whereas his brother, Sir John Greynville, Kt., and Margaret his wife held the manor and borough of Bideford in the county of Devon, … the said William Greynvill ratifies and confirms them to the said Sir John. Sealed “Sygillum Willimi Greynvill.”

1410-11, John died without heirs; William succeeding.

ii. William Greynefild (1048624), born ~1375 in Devon, England.


Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Sir Theobald Gorges & Jane Hankeford

1048626. Sir Theobald Gorges & 1048627. Jane Hankeford

10/13/1399, Henry IV succeeded Richard II as King of England.

11/29/1401, Theobald born in Dorset, England, s/o 2097252. Thomas Gorges & 2097253. Agnes Beauchamp.

4/15/1404, Theobald’s father died.

4/17/1404, Assignment for the expenses of the household of all issues from all lands late of Thomas Gorges, deceased, tenant in chief, during the minority of his heir [son John], with the marriage of the latter, and so from heir to heir, to be paid to Thomas More, treasurer of the household. (S) CPRs.

~1410, Jane born in Hankford, near Bulkworthy, co. Devon, England, d/o 2097254. Sir William Hankeford & 2097255. Christian ?.

3/20/1413, Henry V succeeded Henry IV as King of England.

1414, Theobald’s older brother John, age 15, died leaving Theobald as the heir.

4/16/1416, To the escheator in Dorset. Order to take of Florence who was wife of John son and heir of Thomas Gorges an oath etc., and in presence of the next friends of Theobald Gorges brother and heir of the said John, who is within age and in ward of the king … (S) CCRs.

6/22/1419, IPM of Theobald’s brother John held at Blaneford, Dorset; the age of Theobald stated to be 13 [which was in error, should have been 17 as later determined in 1423.] (S) CPRs.

1419 Theobald’s mother Agnes wrote her will; Theobald receiving “… a gold brooch wrought with an angel, a gold ring with a stone called a diamond, a silver cup and cover wrought with a boss …”.

10/8/1419, Thomas’ mother died holding Wraxall, Somerset in dower, which reverted to Thomas [even though she had remarried.] (S) Feet of Fines for Somerset.

11/2/1419, IPM at Somerset of Agnes, widow of Thomas Norton, esquire: Thomas Beauchamp, knight, … the manor and advowson of Wraxall with the hamlet of Nailsea, member of the manor, in their demesne as of fee, and gave them to Agnes widow of Thomas Gorges, with remainder to their heirs male and his right heirs. She died holding in fee tail and they descend to Theobald Gorges, son and heir of Thomas. They are held of Edward Courtenay, earl of Devon, by knight service, annual value £50. She died 8 Oct. last. Theobald her son and heir is aged 15 years and more.

1/14/1420, At the probate of his mother’s will were “Theobaldus filius Testatr”, Willielmus filius [his brother William], Isabella filia [his sister Isabella], and “Thomas Beauchamp Frat. Textr” [his maternal uncle.] (S) Proceedings of Clifton Antiquarian Club, V4, 1900, P247.

7/14/1421, Grant to William Hankeford, ‘chivaler,’ and Richard Hankeford, esquire, of the marriage of Theobald brother and heir of John Gorges son and heir of Thomas Gorges, tenant in chief of Henry IV, which John died a minor in the king’s keeping, they paying 300 marks in hand at the receipt of the Exchequer. (S) CPRs. [Same date: Commission to William Hankeford … of the keeping of the manor of Branton Gorges, co. Devon, in the king’s hands by the death of Thomas Gorges, … the minority of Theobald … during his minority.]

8/31/1422, Henry VI (an infant) succeeded Henry V as King of England.

2/20/1423, Commission … co. Dorset, … to make inquisition into the real age of Theobald brother and heir of John Gorges, son of Thomas Gorges, the said Theobald having complained by petition, addressed to the duke of Gloucester and to the lords of Parliament held at Westminster … the livery of his lands is delayed. (S) CPRs.

12/12/1423, Jane’s father died.

3/8/1423, Theobald’s claim of corrected age was confirmed. (S) UKNA.

5/1/1424, Agreed by the lords of the council with the authority of parliament that the chancellor should send writs to the sheriffs of Hampshire, Devon, Somerset and Dorset ordering them to deliver to Theobald of the lands pertaining to him. (S) UKNA.

11/26/1425, Commitment to John Reynys, knight, and Alice his wife, by mainprise of Theobald Gorges of the county of Somerset, esquire, ... (S) CFRs.

6/20/1428, Thibaut given protection to go into service in the French wars along with James Gascoyne of Somerset, and for Richard Hankeford and Roger Champernoun, of Devon, in the retinue of the earl of Salisbury. (S) French Rolls, 6 Henry VI, membrane 5, PRO, C 76/110.

1428, Theobald knighted.

1/1429 at Orleans, France, Retinue of Sir Richard Hankeford, led by Sir Thibault de Gorges, K.B., consisting of 21 men and 86 archers. (S) Bibliotheque Nationale, fr. 25768, no. 339. [At this time Henry VI was the uncrowned King of France. In the following July, Charles VII was crowned King of France at Reims.]

[––Theobald & Jane––]

Theobald married 1st “Joane Hanchford”.

1432, Sir Thibault was elected a Knight of the Shire for Somerset, along with Sir Thomas Beauchamp.

4/12/1432 at Yeovil, Somerset. IPM of Thomas son of Maurice Russell, chevalier. ... Horsington ... Annual value of two parts of the manor, £20. Thomas died ... without heir male of his body. Theobald Gorges, knight , is kin and next heir male of Thomas regarding ½ manor given to Theobald Russell , as the son of Thomas son of Theobald son of Theobald father of Ralph father of Maurice father of Thomas. Thomas married Joan and then died, leaving Joan pregnant. ... Theobald Gorges is kin and next heir male of Thomas regarding reversion of the other moiety of 1/3 manor held in dower by Joan. He is aged 26 and more. (S) IsPM.

10/27/1434, ..., Theobald Gorges, knight, John Beauchamp', ..., John Hody, William Gascoigne, ..., querents, and Hugh Pyke, esquire, ..., deforciants. ... the manor of Staunton' Gabriell' in the county of Dorset ... for 300 marks of silver. (S) Feet of Fines, Somerset & Dorset.

5/20/1435, Pardon, for 8 marks … to John Grevyll, Edward Grevyll, … for acquiring in fee from Theobald Gorges alias Russell in the county of Somerset, ‘chivaler’, and entering without licence, the manor of Braunton Gorges, co. Devon. (S) CPRs.

1436-37, Theobald Gorges knight, William by the More esquire, John Hody, ... querents; John Juyn, knight deforcient, for two messauges, ... in Staunton Dru ... for 200 marks of silver. (S) Feet of Fines, Somerset.

1439, Dorset. Theobald Gorges, chivaler, sued John Juyne, Kt.,Maurice Bruyn, Kt., and others, for execution of a Fine levied in 4 E. 3, between Walter Waleys, complainant, and Ralph de Gorges, deforciant, of lands and rents in Bi'aunton, near Barnstaple, co.Devon, and the manors of Knyghtteton, Lutton and Bradepole … had been settled on Ralph de Gorges and the heirs male of his body, and failing such on William, son of Theobald Russell, …, and failing such on Theobald, brother of William, and such on John, brother of Theobald, …, and failing such on Richard, brother of John, … (S) Pedigrees from the Plea Rolls.

1443, Robt. Warre, esq., … to Edmund, Marquess of Dorset, John Stourton, knt., Giles Daubeney, knt., Theobald Gorges, knt., …, Wm. Wadham …, John Wadham, … Estate in the Ms. of Hestercomb & Baghay [Somerset] … (S) UKNA.

1447-8, Jane died.

[––Theobald––]

Theobald married 2nd Joane, d/o John Beauchamp of Lillesdon.

1447, Theobald used another seal, his own arms, quartering Russel of Dyrham. [Possibly after succeeding to the Horsington estates.]

2/8/1448, Commission to James de Orman, knight, William Bonvile, knight, … Theobald Gorges, knight, William Stafford, … to make inquisition in Bristol touching all wards, marriages, … therein due and concealed from the king … (S) CPRs.

9/16/1450, Thomas bishop of Bath and Wells … summoning before him Theobald Gorges' knight, lord of the manor and patron of the church of Wroxhale (Wroxale), … (S) Liber Albus II, 1907, folio 330.

11/14/1451 at Wells, Foundation of a chantry, to be called the chantry of the Holy Saviour, the Blessed Virgin and all the elect of God, at the altar of Holy Cross on the north side of Wells cathedral. Gift by John Storthwayt chancellor and canon of Wells (with consent of Theobald Gorges knight the patron) … (S) Liber Albus II, 1907, folio 305.

7/17/1452, Commission of oyer and terminer to John Fortescu, knight … reciting the complaint of Thomas, abbot of the monastery of St. Augustine, Bristol, that Theobald Gorges, knight, Walter Gorges, esquire, … [many others] Maurice Denys, equire, Walter Denys, ‘gentilman’, … broke the abbot’s close and houses at Bristol and assaulted, beat and imprisoned him. (S) CPRs.

9/18/1452, Theobald Gorges of Wroxhale co. Somerset, knight, to the king. Recognisance for £200, to be levied etc. in Somerset. (S) CCRs.

7/13/1454, Memorandum of a mainprise under a pain of 1,000 marks, made in chancery by John Clynton lord Clynton, Reynold Grey lord of Wilton, Theobald Gorge of Wroxhale co. Somerset knight, and Roger Wyke of Rokebourn co. Suthampton esquire, for Thomas Courtenay earl of Devon. (S) CCRs.

2/10/1458, William Swayn of New Sarum, to … Quitclaim of the manor of Kyngeston Russell co. Dorset … which he had by feoffment of Theobald Gorges knight and William Gascoyne. (S) CCRs.

6/28/1461, Edward IV succeeded Henry VI as King of England. [The 1st Yorkist King.]

1462, Sir Theobald Gorges in possession of Knighton.

5/1/1462, Inspeximus ... to Theobald Gorges, knight, son and heir of Thomas Gorges, son and heir of Theobald Gorges, of a charter dated 7/11/1362 inspecting and confirming to the last named Theobald, kinsman of Elena de Gorges [this Theobald’s ancestral grandmother], a charter dated at Berwick on Tweed of 7/30/1291, being a grant to her and her heirs of a market and a fair yearly at her manor of Wrockeshale, co. Somerset, and free warren in her demesne lands of the said manor and Burton, co. Somerset, and Knightetone, co. Southampton. (S) CPRs.

10/27/1468, Thomas Gorges, knight, on a commission of peace in Somerset. (S) CPRs.

3/8/1469, Theobald Gorges knight, … Quitclaim of the manor of Bradpole co. Dorset, … Witnesses: William Poulet (77954) knight, … (S) CCRs.

11/15/1469, Thomas Gorges, knight, on a commission of peace in Somerset. (S) CPRs.

Bef. 8/1470, Theobald, K.B., died; buried at the parish church of Wraxall; succeeded by his grandson Edward, s/o Walter. [Lord of Wraxall, Somerset; and Braunton Gorges, co. Devon.]

(S) History and Antiquities of the County of Somerset, V3, Collinson, 1791, P157. (S) Genealogical and Heraldic History, Burke, 1841, P222.

Children of Theobald and Jane Hankeford:

i. Walter Gorges, born ~1434 in England. [Heir]

Walter married Mary, heir & d/o William Oldhall & Mary Willoughby, d/o William, Lord Willoughby of Eresby.

Walter died in the lifetime of his father.

ii. Elizabeth Gorges (524313), born ~1435 in England.

iii. Jane Gorges, born ~1437 in England.

Jane married John Hatch of Dillon, Devonshire.

v. Richard Gorges, born 1448 in England.

8/24/1470, IPM of Theobald: Richard, age 22, his mother deceased.

1480, Richard died.


Sunday, June 22, 2014

Lord William Grenville Esq. & Philippa Bonvile

1048624. Lord William Grenville Esq. & 1048625. Philippa Bonvile

~1375, William de Greynvill born in Devon, England, s/o 2097248. Sir Theobald Greynvill & 2097249. Margaret Courtenay.

6/21/1377, Richard II succeeded Edward III as King of England.

7/26/1381, John de Grenvile [older half-brother of William] presented Robert Braybroke [later Bishop of London] to the rectory of Bideford. [William must have been much younger than John.]

9/8/1381, John de Grenvile, son and heir of Sir Theobald de Grenvile, deceased, presented Thomas Cary to Kilkhampton.

1/15/1392, The Earl of Devonshire and William Grenville, sheriff of Devonshire, ordered to appear before the King. (S) Select Cases Before the King’s Council, V36, 1918, Pg-ci.

~1392, Philippa born in Chuton, Somerset, England, d/o 3802754. Sir John Bonville & 3802755. Elizabeth Fitz Roger.

5/12/1396, Bishop Stafford granted an indulgence to all penitents who would assist “ad constructionem seu reparacionem longi pontis de Bydeford”, i.e., help repair and replace the bridge at Bideford; which William’s grandfather Theobald had been stated as “an especial furtherer and great benefactor” of the bridge.

10/21/1396, Philippa’s father, age 26, died. Her mother remarried.

10/13/1399, Henry IV succeeded Richard II as King of England.

1402, at Kilkhampton, William Graynville, son of Sir Theobald, sets forth that whereas his brother, Sir John Greynville, Kt., and Margaret his wife held the manor and borough of Bideford in the county of Devon, … the said William Greynvill ratifies and confirms them to the said Sir John. Sealed “Sygillum Willimi Greynvill.” [William, heir to his mother, who was from the powerful Courtenay family.]

[––William & Thomasia––]

By 1403, William 1st married Thomasine, d/o John Cole. [No children.]

1404, Thomasine named in an indenture at Bideford.

1410, Thomasine named in deed at Bideford.

1410-11, William’s brother John died without heirs; William succeeding.

11/1412, William de Greynvill, Lord of Kilkhampton, surrendered to Ralph de Berncote … Estrabernecote and Westrabernecote … saving to himself the suits to his own court and suit to his mill.

3/20/1413, Henry V succeeded Henry IV as King of England.

10/5/1413, A Licence to celebrate Divine Service in Domestick Chapels or Oratories was granted to William Greynevyle and Thomasia his wife, for their manors in the parish of Kilkhampton. (S) Register of Edmund Stafford, 1395-1419, P275.

1415, William, brother and heir of Sir John Greynvill, Kt., confirms the charter which John Arundell and Margaret his wife had granted to Richard Godman. Sealed: “Sigillum Willimi de Greynvill armigeri.”

8/31/1422, Henry VI (an infant) succeeded Henry V as King of England.

11/7/1424, Wm. Graynefeld, esq., granted lands to James Chuddeleigh, Wm. Chuddeleigh, and Hugh Stucle, esqs.

4/22/1425, To William Graynevyle and Thomasia his wife, for divine service in their presence in any suitable place in the diocese. (S) Register of Edmund Lacy, Bishop pf Exeter, 1420-1455, P118.

5/5/1427, Thomasine named in a deed.

[––William & Philippa––]

William married 2nd Philippa.

1428, Willemus Greynfeld tenet di. f. m. in Bydeford, quod Johannes Ralegh quondam tenuit ibidem. (S) Inquisitions and Assessments, Maskelyne, 1899, P496.

1428, Willemus Grenfeld tenet quartam partem un. f. m. in Kilkamplond, quam idem comes Gloucestrie quondam tenuit, et subsidium inde  - xx. d. (S) Inquisitions and Assessments, Maskelyne, 1899, P237.

1434, William de Greynevill and Thomasine his wife, and John Cole agreed that Thomasine had certain lands and tenements in Yllecombe and Hodesland, in the manor of Kilkhampton, of Sir John de Greynville, Kt., deceased, brother of William, whose heir he is, by knight’s service and doing suits to his courts and mills.

12/30/1437, at Stowe, William, Lord of Kilkhampton, surrendered to William Bond a furlong of land … and suits to his two courts at Kilkhampton.

7/20/1446 at Stowe, William Grenville is mentioned in a deed with Philippa his wife, to Thomas Barnecote.

11/7/1447, William granted lands to Hugh Stucle, esq. and others. [Philippa half-sister to Hugh Stucle.]

1448, Thomas Greynvyle, son and heir to William Greynvile, Esquire, with Anne his wife, grants to Richard Ashrigge a tenement in Bideford, doing suit at ‘our’ courts [William is still alive.]

William died.

[––Philippa––]

Philippa married 2nd John de Almescombe, esq..

1450-51, John de Almescombe and Philippa his wife, late the wife of William de Graynvil, received a grant from John de Copleston … lands in Wildhays and Guakmore.

5/9/1455, Thomas Bodrugan late of Bodrugan, co. Cornwall, esquire, for not appearing before the justices of the Bench to answer John Almyscombe and Philippa his wife, late the wife of William Greynevyle, esquire, touching a trespass. Devon. (S) CPRs.

3/1458, John and Philippa, Lady of the Manor of Bideford, presented Lewis Pollard to the church of Bideford, Devon.

1461, John and his wife, Philippe, settled 23 messuages, 1 mill, and various lands in Kilkhampton, Cornwall, together with the advowson of the church of Kilkhampton, Cornwall, on themselves and the heirs of their bodies, with successive remainders to John Grenville and William Grenville.

1464, John and his wife, Philippe, settled the manor and advowson of the church of Kilkhampton, Cornwall and the manor and advowson of the church of Bideford, Devon on themselves and the heirs of their bodies, with reversion to the right heirs of Philippe.

(S) Hist. of the Granville Family, Granville, 1895, P55ff. (S) Rpts. & Trans., Devonshire, V16, 1884, P684.

Family notes:

·         Arms of William Greynefield, impaled with those of Bonvile were in Kilkhampton Church, on a hatchment of stucco.

Children of William and Philippa:

i. Sir Thomas Grenville (524312), born ~1430 in Devon, England.

ii. Margaret Grenville, born ? in Devon, England.

Margaret married John Thorne of Thorne.

iii. Ellena Grenville, born ? in Devon, England.

Ellena married William Yoe of Heanton Satchville, co. Devon.

[Arms of Yeo with Granvile quartering existed in Petrockstowe Church.]


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