1298-1301, Theobald born in England, s/o 16778016. Sir William Russel & 16778017. Eleanor de Aula.
1301, Eleanor born in Devon, England, 2nd d/o 16778018. Ralph Gorges & 16778019. Eleanor de Caleshall.
1311, Theobald’s father died; Theobald age 12.
9/20/1312, Grant, for a fine of £220, to Richard Damory of the wardship of the manor of Dureham, co. Gloucester, late of William Russel, tenant in chief, in the king's hand by reason of the minority of Theobald his son and heir, and extended at £33 13s. 3d. a year, to hold for 8 years. (S) CFRs.
1316, Theobald Russell, as a minor, was recorded as holding 8 manors; 2 in Glos., 1 in Wilts., 1 in Som. & 4 elsewhere. (S) Glos. Inq. p.m.'s, vol.5, pp.120-1.
8/1323, Eleanor’s father died; her brother Ralph succeeding.
11/16/1323, Commission of oyer and terminer to John de Thicheburn and two others...on complaint by Thomas de Folquardeby that John de Gorges and others ... imprisoned him at Knyghteton, until he bound himself in £100 to Theobald Russel to the use of John de Gorges, … (S) CPRs.
3/8/1324, Theobald Russel acknowledges that he owes to John Perbroun of Great Yarmouth 20l.; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Southampton. (S) CCRs.
3/12/1324, To John Everard, escheator in cos. Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, and Dorset. Order to cause Theobald Russel, son and heir of William Russel, tenant in chief, to have seisin of his father's lands, as he has proved his age before Master John Walewayn, late escheator this side Trent, and the king has taken his homage. (S) CCRs.
1325, Theobald attended King Edward II at Plymouth for the defense of the duchy of Guienne.
7/20/1325, Licence for Theobald Russel to grant in fee simple to William Musard a messuage and a carucate of land in Estbedewynde, held in chief. By fine of 10 marks. (S) CPRs.
2/1/1327, Edward III succeeded Edward II and King of England.
1329, Theobald a warden of the Isle of Wight.
9/26/1329, Order to the escheator on this side Trent,— … Nicholaa late the wife of Nicholas de Mortesthorp held the manor of Kyngeston Russel for life of the gift of William Russel ... and that she held the manor of Athelyngton for life of Theobald Russel by knight service, and that the said Theobald, son of William, is his next heir of the said manors and of full age,— to deliver to him the said manor and other lands …, he having done homage. (S) CFRs.
9/29/1329, Be it remembered that the said Theobald [Russell] acknowledged on oath that the said lands are held in chief by the service of counting the chessmen of the king's chessboard in his chamber, and of putting them in a bag when the king has finished his game. (S) CFRs.
~1330, Eleanor de Gorges died.
Aft. 1330, Thomas married 2nd Eleanor, d/o John de la Tour of Berwick, co. Dorset.
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, Eleanor’s brother Ralph Gorges died leaving his 3 sisters as heirs [Elizabeth, married to Sir Robert Ashton; Eleanor; and Jane who became the 2nd wife of Sir William Cheney.]
9/22/1332, Confirmation of a grant by Theobald Russel, knight, to Master Roger Cantok, for life, and to his executors for a year after his death, of the manors of Herdwyk and Wedon by Aylesbnry, co. Buckingham. By fine of 40s. (S) CPRs.
1/30/1333, Commission of oyer and terminer to John de Stonore, …, on complaint by John de Langeford that Theobald Russel, John de Kyngeston of the Isle of Wight, John son of John de Glamorgan [married Eleanor, daughter of Theobald], … and others broke doors and windows of his manor at Chale in the Isle of Wight, carried away his goods and assaulted his servants. (S) CPRs.
3/27/1336, Theobald son of William Russel, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Arnald Garcye de Sancto Johanne, £200; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Southampton. [Cancelled on payment.] (S) CCRs.
9/22/1336, Licence for Theobald Russell to grant to Ralph son of Theobald Russell the elder and Alice, his wife, the manor of Derhem, co. Gloucester. (S) CPRs.
3/12/1337, Pardon to Master Koger Cantok for acquiring from Theobald Russel, knight, the manor of Derham, with the advowson of the church of the manor. (S) CPRs.
2/20/1339, To the treasurer …. Order to cause Theobald Russel to have respite … for £123 13s. 4d. which are exacted of him of a debt of £900 in which William Russel his father was bound to the king for the time when he was constable of Caresbrok castle, as is said, as the king has granted him this respite for his expenses in the safe custody of the isle of Wight against the attacks of alien enemies.
5/10/1339, Order to supersede the demand made upon Theobald Russel for 160£ 4s. 2½d. in which he is bound to the king, …, so that the king may account with him in the meantime for the wages paid by him to certain men at arms and archers retained by him for the defence of the Isle of Wight against hostile invasion, beyond the men whom he is bound to find by reason of his lands in the island, as the king ordered him to pay such wages of the 160£ 4s. 2½d. (S) CCRs.
1340, Theobald, the King's Warden of the Isle of Wight, died during a French attack at St. Helens; buried at the church of Yaverland.
8/18/1340, Writ for IPM of Theobald Russel. Somerset: Horssyngton. The manor … by service of half a barony. Ralph his son, aged 23 and more, is his next heir. Dorset: Kyngeston. The manor … Athelyngton. The manor … Southampton & Isle of Wight: Yaverlonde. The manor, held for his life and that of Eleanor his wife, … Buckingham: … Berks: … (S) CIsPM.
9/18/1340, Order to the escheator in the counties of Somerset etc. to deliver to Ralph Russel, son and heir of Theobald Russel … the lands late of his said father, he having done fealty. (S) CFRs.
(S) Collections for a Parochial History of Wraxall, Master, 1900, P13. (S) Historical Memoires of the House of Russell, V1, Wiffen, 1833, P154.
Children of Theobald and Eleanor de Gorges:
i. Ralph Russell, born 1318 in England.
3/11/1341, IPM of Theobald’s: 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 thirty-second part of half a knight's fee. Ralph his son, aged 23 and more, is his next heir.
1344, Ralph, son and heir of Theobald Russell appeared in answer to a summons in the co. of Somerset about a third of the manor of Herdewyke. (S) Year Books of the Reign of King Edward the Third, 1901, P553.
1375, Ralph died.
2/16/1375, IPM of Ralph Russel, knight. Dorset: … He died on Tuesday after St. Scholastica, 49 Edward III. Maurice his son, aged 19 years at the feast of the Purification of the Virgin Mary last, is his heir. (S) CIsPM.
ii. William Russell, born ~1321 in England.
3/1343, William died, his brother Theobald his 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.
iii. Theobald Russell (4194504), born ~1324 in England.
iv. John Russell, born ~1327 in England.
v. Richard Russell, born by 1330 in England.
Child of Theobald and Eleanor de la Tour:
i. William Russell, born aft. 1331 in England.
[Ancestor of the dukes of Bedford.]