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67112072. Ralph de Gorges [I] & 67112073. Elena de Morville
Henry III, age 9, succeeded John as King of England.
~1220, Ralph [I] born in England, s/o 134224144.Thomas de Gorges
&134224145. Joan ?.
~1225, Elena born in England, d/o §Eudo de Morville& Isabella ?.
1234, Ralph’s father died.
1236, The King gave “a handsome allowance” to one of Joan’s
sons, Ralph, and “maintained” the other son, Thomas, at University.
4/18/1237, Licence for Ralph de Gorges to go beyond seas on his affairs, for one year. (S)
Aft. 9/30/1237, The king has granted to Ralph de Gorges the marriage of Helena ,
one of the daughters and heirs of Eudo de Morvilleand Isabella, his
wife, and has committed to Brother Geoffrey, almoner, and Aymer de
St. Amand a moiety of the lands formerly of both Eudo and Isabella to keep to
the use of the same Ralph and Helena for as long as it pleases the king. Order
to the sheriffs of Somerset, Dorset , Gloucestershire and Hampshire that once
the aforesaid lands have been partitioned by those who Brother G. and A. will
send to partition them, they are to cause the same Brothers G. and A. to have
full seisin of one moiety and Matthew de
Columbariis and his wife [Maud], another of the daughters and heirs of the
aforesaid Eudo and Isabella, of the other moiety, having retained in the
king’s hand that moiety of the land, both of the dower and of the inheritance
formerly of the same Isabella , which falls to Matthew and his wife, until the
king orders otherwise. (S) CFRs.
1237-38, Thomas of Bayeux carried off the king’s ward Ellen,
d/o Ivo of Morville and married her. Thomas was “outlawed”, and coming before
the court adjudged as not married because Ellen
was an “infant”, and not bound by marriage. Ellen was returned to the
custody of Ralph de Gorges.
4/13/1238, To Margaret late the wife of Roger son of Payn.
The king has assigned 100 marks a year for having the custody of the lands late
of her said husband, to Robert de Monasteriis and his fellows, who were of the
household of Thomas de Gorges,
for their maintenance on the king's service; and to the use of Joan late the
wife of the said Thomas, who takes 5 marks a year out of the said 100 marks
with the manor of Purstok which has been assigned to her for the maintenance of
her and her children [Ralph and Thomas]. (S) CPRs.
1238, Matthew de Columbars paid a fine for livery of the
lands of the inheritance of Isabel, mother of his wife Maud [sister of Elena.]
(S) Dormant and Extinct, Banks, V1, 1807, P142.
Ralph married Elena while still a minor. [It appears Elean
was with child.]
1/16/1241, Appointment during pleasure of Bartholomew Peche
and Joan de Gorges [Ralph’s
mother] to the custody of the lands of Ralph de Gorges and
Ellen his wife. (S) CPRs.
10/1/1241, Writ of liberate … to pay to Ralph de Gorges …
100s. … and at those terms 10£ a year, for the maintenance of himself, his wife
and children, until further order. (S) CPRs.
9/7/1242, at Bordeaux, France. Mandate to W. Cantilupo to
assign as soon as possible to Ralph de Gorges 10£. yearly of land in escheats or wards which the
king has granted for the maintenance of
him and his wife. (S) CPRs.
By 1245, “Rauf de Gorges, roele d’argent et d’azur.” (S)
Roll of Arms, Nicolas, 1829, P17. (Another coat of arms in the same list:
“Georges, Arg. a whirlpool az”.
4/10/1249, The king has granted to Ralph de Gorges that, of the 10
marks which he owes to Solomon of Marlborough, Jew, he may render … Order to
the justices assigned to the custody of the Jews to cause him to have the
aforesaid terms. (S) CFRs.
1251, Thomas de Gorges, Robert de l’Espesse, and the King
the 3 patrons of the church of Gorges in Normandy; of the fief of Thomas de
Gorges. (S) Magni rotuli Scaccarii, Stapleton, 1844, P247.
4/23/1252, Because Ralph de Gorges has not yet received £10 … of his annual fee
of £20, which the king granted him … for which the treasurer and chamberlains
received a writ of liberate, … William de Guuyz has delivered 10 marks to the
same Ralph upon his aforesaid fee …. By the king. (S) CFRs.
9/6/1252, Ralph, with King Henry and Queen Eleanor, arrived at
Wark castle, Scotland on a visit to see their 12-year-old daughter Queen
Margaret [who King Henry believed was being mistreated]. Margaret entrusted Ralph
with a letter to her mother Queen Eleanor. Ralph delivered the letter and was
rewarded with a gift of 20 shillings.
5/30/1253, Protection for the following going with the king
to Gascony, … Ralph de Gorges, knight … (S) CPRs.
10/23/1253, King Henry’s army in camp at Benauge, France
[east of Bordeaux].
12/28/1253, King Henry’s army in camp at Bazas, France
[southeast of Bordeaux].
3/19/1254, King Henry’s army in camp at Meilhan, France
[south of Bordeaux, near the Spanish border].
8/12/1254, Henry’s retinue in camp at Bordeaux, France.
9/10/1254, at Bordeaux, France. Charter granting to Ralph
de Gorges and his
heirs free warren in his demesne lands which he has at present in Dorset. (S)
11/20/1254, Henry’s retinue in camp at Orleans, France.
1/1255, King Henry
returned his forces to England.
8/12/1255 at York, Exemption, for life, of Ralph de Gorges from being put on assizes,
juries or recognitions. (S) CPRs.
1256, Elena’s brother John died. The manor of Knighton
passed to Ralf de Gorges though his
marriage to Elena, who possessed the manor in her right, and “received the
homage of his tenants at Bradpole, in Dorsetshire.” (S) Hist. Topo. And
Antiquities of the Isle of Wight, Adams, 1856, P111. [Elena’s father was
Eudo/Ivo as shown by previous records and was deceased when she was an infant.
The “John de Morville”, deceased, must be her brother …, not her father.]
1256-57, Ralph summoned to march against the Welch.
1/20/1257, Exemption, at the instance of Ralph
de Gorges, king’s yeoman,
of Herbert de Spineto from being put on assizes … (S) CPRs.
1258, Henry of Bratton appointed to hear assizes in which Ralph
de Gorges was concerned. (S) Bracton’s Note Book, V1, 2010, P100.
10/28/1259, Of those who are
crossing with the king to France and have protection, with clause, so
long as they are in his service in these parts … Ralph de Gorges … (S) CPRs.
1260, Ralph de Gorges summoned to service in Wales. (S)
Extinct and Dormant, Burke, 1841, P222.
1/4/1261, Hugh de Trubleville of Cornwall gives 1 mark for
having a writ of record at the Bench. He is to pay that mark in the king’s
Wardrobe … by the pledge of Ralph de Gorges, the king’s valet. (S) FRsHIII.
3/25/1261, at the Tower of London, Grant to Maurice de
Berkele of 40 marks a year at the Exchequer … The like to the following in like
terms of the following yearly fees … Ralph de Gorges, 20£. (S) CPRs.
William de Berkeley alienated three of the manors of his wife, Avice de
Blackford, to Ralph de Gorges, intending to deprive young John de Blackford of
his inheritance. (S) UKNA.
12/1261, Ralph de Gorges gives one mark for a writ ad terminum. Order to the sheriff of
Devon. (S) FRsHIII.
7/12/1262, Grant to Ralph de Gorges of 40 marks a year at the Exchequer, until
the king provide for him more bountifully in wards or escheats. (S) CPRs.
4/12/1263, Simon de Montfort returned to England to lead
a rebellion of young barons. The French relatives of Queen Eleanor, the primary
target of the rebellion, secretly returned to France.
6/15/1263, Commitment, during pleasure, to Ralph de Gorges of the castle of
Schyreburn. Mandate to Philip Basset to deliver it to him. (S) CPRs.
1263, Ralph with King Henry III at Bristol, from which the
king and queen left for France. [Ralph apprently accompanied them.]
9/23/1263, King Henry
and Queen Eleanor were in Boulogne, France at the request of King Louis. [King
Henry returned to England without the Queen.]
12/18/1263, Ralph de Gorges witnessed a grant by the king to
Roger de Mortuo Mari. (S) CPRs.
1/1/1264, Protection with clause … Ralph de Gorges, … going
with the king beyond the seas … (S) CPRs.
1262, Henry of Bratton appointed to hear assizes in which
Ralph de Gorges was concerned. (S) Bracton’s Note Book, V1, 2010, P100.
3/20/1264, Mandate to the knights and freemen of the
counties of Somerset and Dorset … to come with horses and arms and their whole
posse to Oxford by Mid Lent to give their counsel and aid, and the king will
pay their expenses … R. de Gorges with the sheriff … to induce and if necessary
compel them by every means to come. (S) CPRs.
5/14/1264, King Henry, son Richard, and son lord Edward,
and Henry of Almain captured by Gilbert de Clare at the battle of Lewes, “at
the Mill of the Hide”. An estimated 2700 died.
1264-65, Simon de Montfort effectively ruled England.
8/7/1264, Simple protection, without clause, until
Michaelmas, for Ralph de Gorges,
king’s yeoman. (S) CPRs.
10/22/1264, Protection until the Purification for Ralph
de Gorges. (S) CPRs.
5/28/1265, Lord Edward escaped captivity.
6/11/1265, Simple protection until Michaelmas … Ralph de
Gorges … (S) CPRs.
8/4/1265, Lord Edward [future Edward I] defeated Simon de
Montfort at the battle of Evesham in Worcestershire, freeing his father, who
had been accidentally wounded.
8/18/1265, Simple protection until the Nativity of the
Blessed Mary … Ralph de Gorges … (S) CPRs.
9/1265, Ralph de Gorges appointed High Sheriff for Devon.
11/21/1265, The king has committed custody of the castle of
Exeter with appurtenances to Ralph de Gorges for as long as it pleases the
king, such that concerning the issues etc. (S) Fine Rolls of Henry III.
1266, Ralph [I], lord of Litton, Dorset [a fief of 3 knights
held of the Honour of Chewton], died holding Poorstock for his life. (S) Magni
Rotuli Scaccarii, Stapleton, 1844, P247.
8/12/1272, Mandate to Matthew de Columbariis [Ela’s
brother-in-law] and Ela late the wife of
Ralph de Gorges to
deliver the son and heir of Thomas Maudut, who held in chief, … (S) CPRs.
8/18/1272, Because the executors of the testament of Ralph de Gorges have done surety
to the king by Elena de Gorges,
Ralph de Gorges de Abuere, William de Dun and Walter de Rumbrig' for rendering
the debts, if any, which the aforementioned Ralph de Gorges deceased owed to the king on the day he died,
… permit the aforesaid executors to have free administration … (S) CFRs.
the executors of Ralph de Gorges have made security to the King by Eleana de Gorges, … for the debts if
any, the aforesaid Ralph de Gorges deceased owed to the King in the day which
he died … executors of the said will touching the goods taken into the King's
hands … to have free administration and to make execution of the same will.
Aft. 1272, Ellen de Gorges requests that the debt
of £19 13s 4d owed to her husband by the king for the arrears of his wages for
service in Gascony and for a horse lost in the king's service, be deducted from
the sum of £22 demanded by the Exchequer for the arrears due from his term as
sheriff of Devon. (S) UKNA.
Child of Ralph and
de Gorges [II] (33556036), born 1241 in England.