Saturday, July 12, 2014

33556036 Sir Ralph de Gorges [II]

33556036. Sir Ralph de Gorges [II] & 33556037. Elena ?

10/28/1216, Henry III, age 9, succeeded John as King of England.
1241, Ralph [II] born in England, s/o 67112072. Ralph de Gorges [I] & 67112073. Elena de Morville.
1266, Ralph’s father died.
11/14/1266, Grant to Ralph de Gorges, [grand]son of Joan de Gorges, to whom the king lately granted the the manor of Porstok for her life, that he shall have it for 5 years from her death in consideration of his expenses in the king’s service in the time of the disturbance in the realm. (S) CPRs.
9/2/1267, Ralph de Gorges [with many others], at the request of Isabel de Fortibus, countess of Albemarle and Lady of the Isle, appointed to defend the Isle of Wight. (S) CPRs.
10/18/1267, Comfirmation of a grant by Master Elias son of Mosseus, Jew of London, to Ralph de Gorges of a yearly fee of 24£ which James de Cumba owed to the said Elias. (S) CPRs.
11/7/1267, Ralph de Gorges and others returned the Isle of Wight to Isabel Fortibus.
11/23/1267, The county of Devon and castle of Exeter were committed to William de Bykeley. Order to Ralph de Gorges to deliver the aforesaid county and castle to the same William. (S) Fine Rolls of Henry III.
6/1/1268, Exemption for life, at the instance of Ralph de Gorges, of William de Clauvill from being put on assizes … (S) CPRs.
4/6/1269, Letters patent … Edward, the king’s eldest son, William de Valence, Philip Basset, Alan la Zusche [500 marks], Robert Aguilon, Matthew de Columbers, John de Curtenay and Ralph de Gorges have undertaken for Eleanor, queen of England, to pay Lady Isabel de Forz, countess of Aumale, 1000£ of half the marriage of Avelina her daughter, heir to William de Forz, … (S) CChRs, 5/7/1269.
9/1269, Ralph de Gorges witnessed a convenant between the prior of St. Michael, Winterbourn Monkton, and Adam de Stratton. (S) CPRs.
6/28/1270, Protection with clause volumus, for 4 years, for the following crusaders, going with the king and with Edward the king’s son to the Holy Land … Ralph de Gorges … (S) CPRs.
4-8/1272, Ralph de Gorges [II] died. [Assumed on crusade.]
8/19/1274, Edward I succeeded Henry III as King of England.
11/1280-11/1281, Exchequer of Receipt: Issue Rolls. Elen de Gorges. Records of the Exchequer, and its related bodies, with those of the Office of First Fruits and Tenths, and the Court of Augmentations. (S) UKNA.
2/5/1291, Grant to John son of Elena de Gorges, for the services of the said Elena to the king and late queen in the custody of their children, of a suitable marriage when one falls in. (S) CPRs.
11/1291-11/1292, Elena de Gorges died with holdings in Isle of Wight and Dorset. (S) UKNA, IPM.
 (S) Collections for a Parochial History of Wraxall, Master, 1900, P10ff.
Children of Ralph and Elena:
i. Ralph de Gorges [III] (16778018), born ~1268 in England.
ii. John de Gorges, born ~1270 in England.
2/5/1291, Grant to John son of Elena de Gorges, for the services of the said Elena to the king and late queen in the custody of their children, of a suitable marriage when one falls in. (S) CPRs.
12/28/1296–2/4/12197, John Gorges served in Gascony.
iii. Eleanor de Gorges (11821017), born ~1272 in England.
Family notes:
(Unkown relationships that do not fit with the timeline. The records chronologically before and after this Ralph [II] fit fairly well, and have some document support for the wives’ names; but there too many wives named ‘Elena/Eleanor/Ellen’ and too many Ralph’s contemporary to Ralph [II].)
7/14/1270, Grant to Ralph de Gorges, the elder, king's yeoman, and his heirs, of a weekly market on Monday at his manor of Tamerton, co. Devon, and of a yearly fair there on the vigil, the feast and the morrow of St. Denis. (S) CChRs. (Tamerton, co. Devon is connected; but Ralph [II] could not be old enough to have a grown son – see next 2 records.)
8/14/1271, Grant to Ralph de Gorges, king's yeoman, who is going on his own business beyond the seas that Ralph his son, whom he has put in his place, shall be admitted as his attorney for one year. (S) CPRs.
4/8/1272, Grant to Ralph de Gorges, king's yeoman, who is going beyond seas for his business, that Ralph de Gorges, his son, and Robert de la Veye, … shall be admitted as his attorneys. (S) CPRs.
11/1289-11/1290, a “Ralph de Gorges” of Dorset, Berkshire, and Oxfordshire died. (S) UKNA.
Contemporary records [1307, 1310, 1311] a “Sir Ralph de Gorges” of Northamptionshire with a brother “John de Gorges” also of Northamptonshire, both sons of “Ralph de Gorges.”

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