Friday, June 27, 2014

Bond 2097252 Gorges-Beauchamp

2097252. Thomas Gorges & 2097253. Agnes Beauchamp

~1370, Thomas born in England, 3rd s/o 4194504. Theobald de Gorges & 4194505. Agnes de Wyke.
~1370, 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.
1395-96, Bartholomew died leaving his brother Thomas as heir.
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.
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 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) Cal. of the Fine Rolls.
1403-4/17/1404, Thomas died, seized of the manor of Wraxall, Somerset. “Assignment for the expenses of the household of all issues from all lands late of Thomas Gorges, deceased.” (S) CPRs.
By 11/1406, Agnes, widow of Thomas Gorges of Wraxall, married 2nd Thomas Norton ‘junior.’ (S) Feet of Fines for Somerset.
3/20/1413, Henry V succeeded Henry IV as King of England.
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.]
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.
(S) History and Antiquities of the County 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 County 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 ?.
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.

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