Friday, April 10, 2015
G25: 30422168 Andrew de Asteley
~1246, Andrew born in Broughton Astley, Leicestershire, England, s/o 6084436. Thomas de Asteley & 6084437. Joan de Bois.
8/4/1265, Andrew’s father supported Simon de Montfort at the battle of Evesham against Lord Edward and was killed in the battle.
1265, The Astley lands were granted to Warin de Bassingbourn. They consisted of Astley, Weddington, Wileby and Copston in Warwickshire; Lilbourne and Creek in Northamptonshire; Broughton Astley, Cotes and Higham in Leicestershire.
8/24/1266, King Henry called parliament at Kenilworth. The barons proposed a peace settlement between the king and the disinherited.
1266, Andrew restored to the favour of the King, being vouched for by Roger le Strange of Shropshire, and Nicholas Haversham of Northamptonshire.
~1267, Andrew de Astley made restitution under the Dictum of Kenilworth of lands which formerly belonged to a member of the previous rebellion and granted to him by the crown. Andrew paid Warin de Bassingbourn 320 marks for his father’s estates, selling his lands at Little Copston to the monks of Coombe to raise the money. Andrew also assigned the Astley advowson to his step-mother Edith.
1271, Andrew [likely] departed on crusade with Lord Edward.
11/16/1272, Edward I ascended to the throne while on crusade.
1275-76, William Trussell died holding Billesley as a knight’s fee from Andrew de Astley as mesne lord.
1279, Andrew held the de Camville fee of Pickwell and Leesthorpe in Leicestershire as 3 knights’ fees.
6/28/1283, Andree de Estleye summoned to parliament at Shrewsbury by writ.
1284, Andrew at assizes of novel disseisin (recent dispossession of lands) and mort d’ancestor … in Warwickshire with Raph de Hengham.
1285, Andrew allowed free warren, view of frankpledge, … for Astley, Milverton, Weddington and Marston Jabbett.
1285, Andrew in a lawsuit with his step-mother over the presentation to the church at Astley. Consequently, Andrew recognized his mother’s right and paid her 40 marks for damages and costs.
1290, Andrew supported in his attempt to recover the advowson of the church at Astley by Ralph de Hengham.
6/24/1295, Andrew, lord Astley, summoned to parliament at Shrewsbury by writ.
3/1296, Andrew summoned to Newcastle with horse and arms to join in a march against the Scots.
7/22/1298, Andrew, and his friend Ralph de Basset, in the calvary, on the right vanguard, at the battle of Falkirk and the defeat of William Wallace.
1300, Edmund de Bassingburn brought an assize of mort d’ancestor against Andrew for the manor of Astley, but was not successful. Andrew held the manor of Astley, which had 20 free tenants, of the earl of Warwick, by service of 1 knight’s fee.
9/29/1300, Andrew, lord Astley, summoned to parliament by writ.
1301, Andrew, of Asteleye and Benetleye, co. Warwick, died.
(S) Retro. Rev., and Hist. and Antiq. Mag., 1828, P140.
Children of Andrew and Sybil:
i. Nicholas de Astley, born 1277 in England.
1300, Nicholas owed £11.6s 8d to William de Normanton, a merchant in Nottingham.
1301, Nicholas, age 24, succeeded his father.
7/4/1302, Nicholas summoned to parliament by writ.
2/25/1308, Edward II crowned king of England.
6/11/1309, Nicholas summoned to parliament by writ.
1308-10, Nicholas a commissioner of the peace in Warwickshire.
1312, Nicholas knighted.
8/29/1312, Complaint by George de Charneles that Nicholas de Asteley … with others assaulted him at Rokeby, co. Warwick, besieged a house into which he had fled… made a great fire against the house, … until he had found sureties that he would do their pleasure. (S) CPRs.
6/24/1314, Nicolas de Astley and his younger brother Giles at the battle of Bannockburn, Scotland, against Robert Brus. Nicholas was taken prisoner, Giles was killed in the battle. (S) St. John Baptist Church, Wolvey.
1316, Nicholas held the manor of Astley of the Earl of Warwick by the service of 1.5 knight’s fees with (Hill) Morton, Milverton, and Marston (Jabbett).
1326, Nicholas died without issue.
ii. Giles de Astley (15211078), born aft. 1288 in England.
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