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121688674 de Bois-de Grey
121688674. Ernauld de Bois &
121688675. Joan de Grey
~1195, Ernald [VI] born in Leicestershire, England, s/o
243377348. Ernauld [V] de Bois & 243377349.
? de Bassingham.
succeeded Richard I as King of England.
~1205, Joan born in England, d/o 243377350. Andrew de Beauchamp & 243377351. Eva de Grey.
1205-6, Ernald’s father died.
1205-06, Roger de Basingham owing 700 marks and 7 palfreys for
having the wardship of the land and heir [Ernald VI], and for having the
marriage of the said heir, and the marriage of his sister – the relict of said
Aft. 1206, Confirmation by Roger de Basingham, guardian of the
land and heir of Ernald de Bosco, of the grant of lands etc. by William le Saer
to the abbot and convent of Bruerne. (S) Desc. Cat. of Ancient Deeds, 1900,
With the aid of Ernald de Bosco, the younger, and the Earl of Leicester, an
exchange of assets was made between the abbeys in Whitfield and the Canons of
St. Mary’s Church in Leicester. (S) Biddlesden Abbey, Roundell, 1854, P278.
8/15/1216, Ernald sided against King John, for which the king
ordered “to take into the king’s hand the lands of Ernald de Bosco.”
10/1217, Pledges for Robert of Bassingham and Agnes, his wife: Ernald
de Bosco for £60. (S) FRsHIII.
6/19/1215 at Runnymede
near Windsor, King John forced to agree to the terms of the Magna Carta.
9/4/1216, Ernald made peace with King John. (S) CCR.
10/28/1216, Henry III,
age 9, succeeded John as King of England.
Aft. 1216, Ernauld de Bois gave Great Cleybroke and Little Cleybroke in frank marriage to
Nicholas de Haversham in marriage to his sister Emma (sealed “two bars and a
Canton, wherein is a Lion passiant.”) (S) The Description of Leicestershire,
Burton, 1777, P67.
5/1218, Of the fine of £100 by which Robert of Bassingham and
Agnes, his wife, made fine with the king for having half of the barony formerly
of John of Odell, which falls to Agnes by hereditary right, … pledges, namely
Ernald de Bosco for £60, … (S) FRsHIII.
Bef. 1219, Earnauld de Bois associated with Anglo-Scottish
lords and the Lacy lords.
3/1223, Ernald de Bosco has made fine with the king by £10, of
which he is to render a moiety at this Close of Easter forthcoming in the 7th
year and the other moiety at Michaelmas next following in the same year, for
having seisin of the land that Ernald de Bosco, his father, held in Pebworth and
Marston, which was taken into the king’s hand by his order. [Some genealogies
separate another generation at this time.]
9/1/1223, Order to the sheriff of Gloucestershire to place in
respite the demand of 100s. that he makes from Ernald de Bosco by summons of
the Exchequer, until upon his next account at Michaelmas shortly forthcoming in
the 7th year. (S) FRsHIII.
5/1224, Pledges for John of Bassingbourn, … Ernald de Bosco for
10m. (S) FRsHIII.
7/1224, Order to the sheriff of Gloucestershire to take into the
king’s hand the lands with appurtenances that Ernald de Bosco holds in his
bailiwick of the lands of the Normans. (S) FRsHIII.
9/1224, Order to the sheriff of Gloucestershire to place in
respite the demand he makes from Ernald de Bosco for the scutage of Montgomery,
until upon his next account. (S) FRsHIII.
1228-29, Ernald pardoned for 30 marks of the sum he owed for
the scutage of Kerry, in respect to 15 knights’ fees. (S) Pipe Roll.
4/20/1230, Protection of nobles across the seas … Ernauld de
Bosco … with Roger de Quincy, …
12/17/1233, Pledges for the fine of the Bishop of Exeter …
Ernald de Bosco for 20m. (S) FRsHIII.
1236, An intermediate lordship was held by Arnold Du Bois, of
whom Richard Corbet held 1 knight's fee in Houghton. (S) Victoria
Hist. of the County of Leicester, V5, 1964.
10/28/1239, The executors of the testament of John of
Bassingham have made security to the king by Ernald de Bosco of Gloucestershire
and John Marshal [that] they will render to the king £76at
mid-Lent in the 24th year which the same John ought to have paid to
the king. (S) FRsHIII.
10/1245, Order to the sheriff of Warwickshire and
Leicestershire to place in respite, until the morrow of All Souls in the 30th
year, the demand for 100s. … from Ernisius de Bosco …, and to deliver his
livestock taken for this reason in the meantime. (S) FRsHIII.
1/25/1246, The king has granted to Ernald de Bosco that he is
to pay 5 m. at Easter in the 30th year and 5 m. at Michaelmas in the
same year of the 10 m. at which he was amerced before the itinerant justices of
forest pleas. Order to the sheriff of Warwickshire and Leicestershire to permit
him to have the aforesaid respite. (S) Fine Rolls of Henry III.
1246, Arnold fitz Arnold and Alice his wife vs. Arnold de Bosco
and Johanna his wife in Esinton. (S) Cal. of the Feet of Fines, Suffolk, Rye,
6/11/1246, Beatrice Murdac, Ralph Hareng and Alice, his wife,
Ernald de Bosco and Joan, his wife, and Jollan, son of Jollan de Neville, give
£20 for their relief of the 4 knights’ fees which Eva de Gray, whose heirs the
same Beatrice, Alice, Joan and Jollan are, held in Oxfordshire of B., formerly
earl of Devon, whose heir is in the king’s custody. (S) Fine Rolls of Henry
10/17/1246, The king has taken the homage of Ernald de Bosco
for half a knight’s fee with appurtenances in Assington that John de Beauchamp
held of the king in chief and that falls by hereditary right to Joan, wife of
the aforesaid Ernald, one of the heirs of the aforesaid John. Order to Henry of
Wingham …, having accepted security from Ernald for 50s. for his relief, they
are to cause him to have seisin of the aforesaid half a knight’s fee. (S) Fine
Rolls of Henry III.
2/16/1253, Ernald appointed justice of all the king’s forests
this side of Trent with a salary of 100 marks yearly. At the same time Ernald
appointed warden of the castle of Sauvey at 5 marks annually. (S) CPRs.
1/31/1254, Apointment, during pleasure, of Arnold de Bosco,
justice of the forest on this side of Trent, to keep the whole bailiwick which
Robert de Muscegros had de baillio nostro in the forest of Savernak, in the
same manner as the said Robert held it. The like of the said Arnold to the
keeping of the king’s forest between the bridges of Stanford and Oxford, with
all appurtenances except the keeping of the castle of Rokingham, in the same
manner as Geoffrey de Langele held it. By the queen and earl. (S) Epistolae,
Letter of Eleanor of Provence.
9/26/1254, Grant to Peter de Neville of the castle of Sauvey …
rendering … the same farm as Arnold de Bosco … letters patent directed to
Arnold de Bosco, justice of the forest. (S) Patent Rolls of Henry III, Lyte,
1254-5, Ernald [IV] died; succceeded by his son Ernald V.
(S) Scotland, England and France …, Pollock, P77. (S)
Leicestershire Arch. Soc., P202. (S) English Historical Review, 1917, P245.
Children of Ernald and Joan:
i. Joan de Bois (60844337),
born ~1225 in Leicestershire, England.
ii. Ernald de Bois [VII],
born ~1227 in Leicestershire, England.
1255, Ernald V given respite for the debts of his father.
Ernald married Alice, d/o Henry de Tubney.
1264, Roger de Quincy, earl of Winchester died. Ernald de Bosco
held 16.5 knights’ fees in Thorpe, Clabrooke, Elmesthorpe, Busby, Peatlyng and
8/17/1265, Ernald de Bosco had been sick for 3 years (avoiding
military service in the civil war.)
1271, Ernauld de Boys held 4 knights’ fees in Warwickshire. (S)
Antiq.’s of Warwickshire, V1, Dugdale, P12.
Ernald gave the manor of Claybrooke to John Lovel of Minster
Lovel, Oxford, on the marriage of his daughter Isabel with John’s eldest son
1276, Arnold de Bosco had assize of bread. (S) Topo. Hist. of
the County of Leicester, Curtis, 1831, P31.
4/1277, Ernald died; his son Arnold succeeding (who died in
11/6/1318, The grant, release and confirmation by Ernald de Bosco of all grants
made to the abbot and convent of Leicester by Ernald de Bosco, his great
grandfather, Ernald de Bosco, his grandfather, and Ernald de Bosco, his father,
of the church of Clifton … (S) CPRs.
iii. John de Bosco, born
~1229 in Leicestershire, England.