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Monday, August 24, 2020

Baron Hugh de Playz & Lady Philippa de Montfichet

 243380992. Baron Hugh de Playz & 243380993. Lady Philippa de Montfichet

~1190, Hugh born in England.

4/6/1199, John succeeded Richard I as King of England.

~1201, Philippa born in England, d/o 47282026. Baron Richard de Montfichet & 47282027. Milicent ?.

1203, Philippa’s father died.

5/5/1215, Revolting Barons formally renounced their allegiance to King John and invited the King of France to invade England. [The barons in revolt together held more castles and knights fees than John did as King.]

1215, Heraldry of Barons in arms against King John … Hugh de Playz: ‘Parted per pale, or and gu, a lion passant, arg.’ (S) Hist. Essay on the Magna Charta, Thomson, 1829, no.130.

6/19/1215 at Runnymede near Windsor, King John forced to agree to the terms of the Magna Carta.

1216, Hugh held 7 knights’ fees in Sussex. (S) G&HDic. of the Peerages, Burke, 1846, P433.

10/28/1216, Henry III, age 9, crowned king of England.

11/15/1224, The king has granted to Hugh Despenser a moiety of the manor of Chalgrove with the capital messuage, and to Hugh de Plessetis, Drogo de Barentin and Nicholas de Boleville. (S) FRsHIII. [1224-27, these 3 ‘knights of the king’ named together. (S) The Reigns of John, And Henry III, V2, P443.]

[––Hugh & Philippa––]

By 1227, Hugh married Philippa.

1227, Hugh de Plessetis, Drogo de Barentin, Nicholas de Boleville and John de Plessetis given £60 for their support in the king’s service. (S) The Reigns of John, And Henry III, V2, P443.

12/28/1229, Grant to Hugh de Plessetis, John de Plessetis and Drew Barentyn of the manor of Cholgrave, late of Peter de Malo Alneto, to hold freely, … (S) CChRs.

Philippa died.


3/27/1231, Order to the sheriff of Oxfordshire to place in respite the demand he makes from Drogo de Barentin, Hugh de Plessetis and John de Plessetis for the manor of Chalgrove. (S) FRsHIII.

Hugh de Plays married 2nd Beatrix de Say, widow of Hugh de Nevill.

1236, Nicholas son of Richard capup of Eastry To: the prior and convent of Canterbury Cathedral Priory … a final concord made before William of York, William de Insula, Ralph de Norwich and Hugh de playz, itinerant justices, at Canterbury … (S) UKNA.

Aft. 5/27/1240, Hugh in the service of Countess M. Warenne in the partition of the knights’ fees held of W., sometime Earl Warenne. (S) FRsHIII.

10/11/1241, To the sheriff of Surrey. … to do justice to Beatrice de Say … who has been excommunicated … Order to cause Hugh de Plessetis to have full seisin of the lands that he had of the dower of the same Beatrice in his bailiwick. (S) FRsHIII.

11/17/1241, Inspection of letters patent … 200 marks whereby Hugh de Playz made a fine with W. earl of Warren for the custody of land and heir of Philip de Burnham … (S) CPRs.

Hugh de Plays married 3rd Alice ? [living 1256.].

1244, Hugh died holding 7 knights’ fees.

8/18/1244, Order to the sheriff of Sussex to take into the king’s hand all the lands formerly of Hugh de Plessetis. (S) FRsHIII.

(S) Calendarium Genealogicum, Roberts, V1, 1865, P.lvii.

Family notes:

1380-84, John Plays (7605656), knight. John Plays, kinsman and heir of Aveline, who was the wife of Edmund, brother of King Edward I, states that Aveline … died seised … without an heir of her body, … the heir, Ralph son of Richard de Plays, was under age… line of descent set out in the petition, to John Plays, … as he and his ancestors have long sued for this … Aveline [de Forz], wife of Edmund Crouchback (11819892); …; Philippa (243380993) [de Montifichet], sister of Aveline (the elder); Richard de Plays (121690496); Ralph [de Plays], s/o Richard de Plays (60845248); Giles [de Plays], brother of Ralph de Plays; Richard (30422624) [de Plays], son of Giles de Plays; Richard (15211312) [de Plays], son of Richard de Plays … [to son John of the suit] (S) CPRs.

Child of Hugh and Philippa:

i. Richard de Playz (121690496), born 1228 in England.

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