1274, Bartholomew born in co. Kent, England, s/o 11819900. Guncelin de Badlesmere & 11819901. Margaret Fitz Bernard.
8/19/1274 at Westminster abbey, Edward I crowned king of England.
4/1287, Margaret born in Bunratty castle, Limerick, Ireland, d/o 2498706. Thomas de Clare & 2498707. Juliane Fitz Maurice.
[––Margaret & Gilbert––]
Margaret 1st married Sir Gilbert de Umfreville, s/o Earl Angus. [No children.]
1294, Bartholomew fought in Gascony.
1301, age 26, Bartholomew succeeded his father.
8/28/1301, Order to deliver to Bartholomew, son and heir of Guncelin de Badlesmere, tenant in chief as of the honour of Crevequer, in the king's hand, the lands late of his said father, he having done homage. (S) CFRs.
Bef. 5/23/1303, Gilbert de Umfreville died.
1303-4, Bartholomew fought in Scotland in the retinue of Gilbert de Clare, earl of Gloucester.
4/1304, King Edward started the 90-day siege of Stirling castle. King Edward first used the Warwolf siege engine, the largest trebuchet ever constructed, in a successful siege.
[––Bartholomew & Margaret––]
By 1305, Bartholomew, knt. of Badlesmere and Snodhurst, Kent, married Margaret.
2/25/1308, Edward II crowned king of England.
6/30/1308, Grant to Bartholomew de Badelesmere and Margaret his wife, on account of his good service to the late king, of the manor of Bourne, co. Sussex, … to the value of 100 marks a year … (S) CPRs.
6/5/1309, The King granted Bartholomew the manor of Bukynghfold, co. Kent. (S) CPRs.
6/30/1309, Licence for William de Monte Forti to grant to Bartholomew de Badelesmere and Margaret his wife the reversion of the manors of Ideshale and Addredele, co. Salop, … (S) CPRs.
10/1308, The Earl of Gloucester granted Bartholomew lands in Northamptonshire.
10/26/1309, Bartholomew summoned to parliament by writ.
3/5/1310, Grant, for life, … to grant to Bartholomew de Badelesmere and Margaret his wife, that upon the death of Bartholomew that reversion of the castle and manor of Chileham, and of all other manors, lands and tenements in the county of Kent held by Alexander de Balliolo, … (S) CPRs.
3/20/1311, Remission of payment of 1,000 marks … which Bartholomew de Badelesmere may be indebted to the king, as well as for the debts of Guncelinus de Badelesmere his father, … (S) CPRs.
7/15/1311, Grant to grant to Bartholomew de Badelesmere and Margaret, his wife, that upon the death of Bartholomew that reversion shall remain over to his heirs. (S) CPRs.
2/15/1312, Mandate to Bartholomew de Badelesmere, late constable of Bristol, under pain of forfeiture … to deliver the castle, town and barton of Bristol, … (S) CPRs.
9/17/1312, Writ … to the mayor, … town of Bristol for Bartholomew de Badelesmere, as constable of the castle of Bristol and keeper of the town and barton there, notwithstanding a former mandate … (S) CPRs.
1/17/1313, Prohibition, directed to all earls, barons, knights and men-at-arms, of a tournament at the town of Newmarket. … Bartholomew de Badelesmere … under pain of forfeiture … (S) CPRs.
6/24/1314, Bartholomew fought at the battle of Bannockburn, Scotland, an English loss to Robert the Bruce, in the retinue Earl Gilbert de Clare, and accused of abandoning the earl, who was killed. Unusual in that it lasted for 2 days. The Scots, were laying siege to Stirling castle, held by the English. With Edward II were Aymer de Valence, earl of Pembroke, and the earls of Hereford and Gloucester. It was the largest loss of English knights in a single day. This was the battle in which organized foot-soldiers [primarily pike men] defeated heavily armored mounted knights.
7/2/1314, Pardon to Bartholomew de Badelesmere for acquiring … without licence, from Gilbert de Clare, sometime earl of Gloucester and Hertford the manors of Sonynden, Hamelden and Thakstede … (S) CPRs.
1/2/1315, Bartholomew attended the funeral of King Edward’s favorite, Piers de Gaveston in the Dominican church at Langley. (S) Edward II, Werner, 2017, P94.
3/13/1315, Respite … clergy of Wales … by reason of a rebellion of certain Welshmen … Bartholomew de Badelesmere, keeper of the lands in Glamorgan … (S) CPRs.
5/10/1315, Safe conduct … Robert de Arderne … whom Bartholomew de Badelesmere is sending beyond the seas to buy horses for his use. (S) CPRs. [The best horses were from southern France.]
5/28/1315, Power to Guy de Bello Campo, earl of Warwick, John de Sandale, the chancellor, and Bartholomew de Badelesmere to treat with Thomas, earl of Lancaster, and others touching the custody of the Scottish Marches. (S) CPRs.
1315, Bartholomew granted free warren at Turville.
8/12/1315, Bartholomew granted markets at Adderley, Shropshire; Ashdon, Essex; Castle Coombe, Wiltshire; Chilham, Kent; … (S) Gaz. of Markets and Fairs in England and Wales to 1516.
2/12/1316, Appointment, … for the purpose of raising 1,000 foot soldiers … who are to be marched, at the king’s wages, under the command of Bartholomew de Badelesmere and William de Monte Acuto, against Llewellyn Bren and his followers. (S) CPRs.
7/14/1316, Edward II, king of England To: the prior and convent of Canterbury Cathedral … Witnesses: … Aymer de Valentia, earl of Pembroke; Hugh le Despenser, senior; John de Segrave, senior; Robert de Monte Alto; Bartholomew de Badelesmere; John de Crumbwelle, steward of the household. (S) UKNA.
12/24/1316, Protection … Bartholomew de Badelesmere, going beyond the seas on the king’s service. (S) CPRs. [Bartholomew was sent to get papal support against clergy that had sided with the Scots in the war with Robert the Bruce.]
4/11/1317, Bartholomew de Badelesmere staying on the king’s service beyond seas. (S) CPRs.
8/3/1317, The king, who thought fit to retain Bartholomew de Badelesmere … on account of the expenses incurred by him in going to the court of Rome and elsewhere on his service, … grants … 4,000 marks … out of the issues of the first fruits … which first fruits the Pope granted to the king … (S) CPRs.
11/1317, Bartholomew had become a member of the ‘Middle Party’, led by the Earl of Pembroke and included the Earl of Hereford, and the archbishops of Canterbury and Dublin. (S) Edward II, Werner, 2017, P119.
10/20/1318, Bartholomew appointed Steward of King Edward II’s household [replacing William Montacute (2495306).]
1319, Margaret, at Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, held hostage for £100. Margaret was rescued by Hugh le Despenser. [20 men were imprisoned.]
2/28/1320, Protection … Bartholomew de Badelesmere going to the Court of Rome on the king’s services. (S) CPRs.
12/13/1320, Commission to Bartholomew de Badelesmere, warden of the Cinque Ports, … (S) CPRs.
2/23/1321, Association of John de Brytannia, earl of Rychemund, … in the commission to … Aymer de Valencia, earl of Pembroke, … Bartholomew de Badelesmere, steward of the Household, … to treat of peace with Robert de Brus. (S) CPRs.
4/1321, Margaret coheir to her nephew Thomas de Clare, s/o her brother Richard, and the lordship of Thomond.
By 7/1321, Bartholomew, as an opponent of the Despensers, joined the revolt against them, meeting up with the rebel barons at Oxford.
10/1321, Margaret, at Ledes castle, Kent, refused to admit Queen Isabela, causing a siege by King Edward II; and beginning his campaign against the Marcher lords. (S) The Chronicle of Lanercost, Maxwell, 1913, P236.
10/17/1321, Writ … to all the men of Kent … Thomas, earl of Norfolk, … Aymer de Valencia, earl of Pembroke, and John de Britannia, earl of Richemund, to lay siege to the castle of Ledes, which is held against queen Isabella by men of the household of Bartholomew de Badelesmere … (S) CPRs.
10/23/1321, King Edward began a siege of Ledes castle.
11/11/1321, Ledes castle and Margaret captured, imprisoned at Dover castle. [13 members of the garrison were drawn and hanged.]
3/16/1322, Bartholomew fought at the battle of Boroughbridge; fighting with Thomas, Earl of Lancaster and the Marcher Lords, against King Edward II and the Dispensers; and was captured while hiding in the house of his nephew, Bishop Henry Burghersh, s/o Robert, at Stow park.
4/14/1322, “Forasmuch as you, Bartholomew de Badelesmere, liege of our lord the king, … treacherously took his town and castle of Gloucester … burned his town of Bruggenorth, … besieged the castle [Tikhull], … with banner displayed as an enemy of the king … went in the company of the attainted traitors, Thomas, late earl of Lancaster, and Humphrey, late earl of Hereford, to Burton-upon-Trent, … this court awards that you be for the treason drawn, for the robberies and homicides hanged, and for the flight beheaded ; forasmuch as you were the king’s steward, it is his will that your head be put over the gate of the town of Cantebury for and ensample to others.” (S) CPRs.
4/22/1322, Bartholomew was dragged 3 miles, hanged and beheaded at Canterbury; buried at Grey Friars. (S) Weir, P143.
7/12/1332, To Joan, late the wife of Roger de Mortuo Mari, to Mary, countess of Pembroke, to Elizabeth de Burgo, and Margaret, late the wife of Bartholomew de Badelesmere. Order to send, each of them, men-at-arms to the place where the king shall ordain at Michaelmas next to take passage to Ireland. (S) CCRs.
10/31/1322, Margaret and her children moved to the Tower in London. (S) CCRs.
11/3/1322, Margaret released from the Tower through mediation of her son-in-law William de Roos. Margaret went to live at the convent of the Minorites at Aldgate.
3/14/1324, Order to escheator in the counties of … to deliver to Robert de Welle and Maud his wife, aunt and one of the heirs of Thomas son of Richard de Clare, a moiety of the profit of the bailiwick of the stewardship of the forest of Essex, late of the said Thomas and in the king's hand on account of his death, which took place while he was a minor in the king's ward, … retaining in the king's hand the other moiety … falling to Margaret, late the wife of Bartholomew de Badelesmere, of late the king's enemy and rebel, as senior heir, … (S) CFRs.
7/1/1324, King Edward II granted Margaret the right “to go to her friends within the realm whither she will, provided that she be always ready to come to the king when summoned.”
2/14/1325, William de Ros of Hamelak puts in his place ... to prosecute a recognisance of £1166 13s 4d made to him in chancery by Bartholomew de Badelesmere, Thomas Botetourt, ... knights. (S) CCRs.
2/1/1327, Edward III crowned king of England.
5/4/1327, Protection, with clause volumus, for 2 years in Ireland, for Margaret, late the wife of Bartholomew de Badelesmere. (S) CPRs.
1327, “Petitioners: Margaret [de Batelesmere (Badlesmere)], widow of Bartholomew de Badlesmere … Richard de Clare, brother of petitioner; Robert de Welles; Maud [de Welles], sister of petitioner; … states that while she was in the king's prison, Robert de Welles, the husband of Maud, the younger sister, with the aid and maintenance of Hugh le Despenser, had the lands of the inheritance assessed and took Maud's share, both in England and in Ireland, although Margaret did not assent to this division or take anything. She requests that the division might be made again, according to the assessments returned in Chancery, and that she might have the choice of her share, as she is the elder sister.” (S) UKNA.
3/13/1327, Order to the chancellor of Ireland … to commit to Margaret late the wife of Bartholomew de Badelesmere, kinswoman and one of the heirs of Thomas son of Richard do Clare, … the pourparty of Maud (1249353, her younger sister), wife of Robert de Welle, kinswoman … by reason of the minority of Robert, son and heir of the said Maud, … (S) CFRs.
3/23/1327, Order to earl of Kyldare, justiciary of Ireland, to deliver to Margaret late the wife of Bartholomew de Baddelesmere, aunt and one of the heirs of Thomas son of Richard de Clare … her pourparty of the lands late of her said nephew, … (S) CFRs.
6/14/1329, Margaret late the wife of Bartholomew de Badelesmere, staying in England, … (S) CPRs.
8/16/1329, John Mautravers, warden of the forest south of the Trent, to deliver to Robert son of Matilda late the wire of Robert de Clifford, and Margaret late the wife of Bartholomew de Badelesmere, as co-heirs of Thomas son of Richard de Clare, the stewardship of the forest of Essex. (S) CPRs, 3/15/1344.
11/19/1329, By petition of Giles de Badlesmere, son of Bartholomew, the judgement against his father was revoked and annulled. (S) CPRs.
12/13/1329, Licence for Margaret de Umfravill, late the wife of Bartholomew de Badelesmere, to grant to Emeline Longespee, for life, her manors of Ereth co. Kent, and Chungelford co. Essex, … (S) CPRs.
8/25/1330, Exemplification, at the request of Margaret late the wife of Bartholomew de Badelesmere, and Giles the son and heir, … manor of Lysnes, co. Kent. (S) CPRs.
10/16/1330, Margaret late the wife of Bartholomew de Badelesmere, staying in England, … (S) CPRs.
10/12/1332, Margaret late the wife of Bartholomew de Badelesmere, staying in England, … (S) CPRs.
1332-33, Margaret retired to the convent of Minorite Sisters without Aldgate.
10/1333-1/1334, Margaret died.
(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P35.
Children of Bartholomew and Margaret: [1 son, 4 daughters]
i. Margery de Badlesmere (1249375), born 1306 in England.
ii. Maud de Badlesmere (2955095), born 1308 in England.
iii. Giles de Badlesmere, born aft. 1310 in England.
Giles married Elizabeth, d/o William de Montacute, earl of Salisbury.
4/20/1330, Giles de Badelesmere, son and heir of the Bartholomew, a minor in the king's custody. (S) CCRs. [Of age by 1336.]
6/7/1338, Giles de Badlesmere died.
1338, IPM of Giles de Badelesmere, knight: Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Shropshire, Northamptonshire, Suffolk, Rutland, Hertfordshire, Sussex, Kent, Wiltshire, Buckinghamshire, Essex, … Oxfordshire, Cork. Includes assignment of dower to Elizabeth widow of Giles, and partition of the estates between the 4 co-heirs - Margery, wife of William de Roos of Helmsley, Maud, wife of John de Vere, earl of Oxford, Elizabeth, wife of William de Bohun, earl of Northampton, and Margaret, wife of John de Tiptoft.” (S) UKNA.
Elizabeth married 2nd Hugh le Despenser (s/o 2954874, d.1347). (S) The Historical Antiquities of Hertfordshire, Chauncy, 1826, P174.
6/1/1359, Elizabeth died.
6/13/1359, IPM of Elizabeth, late the wife of Hugh Le Despenser, formerly wife of Giles De Badelesmere. Sussex: Rotherfeld. The manor … held for life of the inheritance of Edward le Despenser (age 23, b.1336), son of Edward le Despenser, brother of the aforesaid Hugh … She died on 1 June last. Edward le Despenser, son of Edward le Despenser, brother of the aforesaid Hugh, aged 22 years and more, is kinsman and heir of the said Hugh and the premises belong to him after the death of the said Elizabeth. … London: St. Katherine Coleman parish. A tenement with shops and garden held in dower by endowment of Giles de Badlesmere, her former husband … The reversion … assigned to Elizabeth (2954975), late the wife of the earl of Northampton, sister and one of the heirs of the aforesaid Giles, in her pourparty. She is dead and her son and heir is Roger de Mortuo Mari (15210588), now earl of March, aged 30 years and more. … Sussex: Laghton. The manor … belong to Maud [de Vere] (2955095), as above, … Bourn and Heghyngton. The manors … belong to Thomas de Roos (1477620), son and heir of Margery de Roos (1249375), sister and one of the heirs of Giles de Badelesmere … Buckingham: … Thomas de Roos, knight, aged 23 years, is her heir. … Kent: … of the inheritance of Margaret (15210573), late the wife of John de Tibetot, sister and one of the heirs of Giles de Badelesmere, and are in the king’s hand by reason of the minority of the heir … They know not Robert (7605286) Tibetot’s age. … (S) CIsPM.
iii. Elizabeth de Badlesmere (2954975), born 1312 in England.
iv. Margaret de Badlesmere (15210573), born 1315 in England.