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Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Baron Nicholas de Verdun & Lady Joan Fitz Peter

 189118214. Baron Nicholas de Verdun & 189118215. Lady Joan Fitz Peter

~1170, Nicholas born in England, 3rd s/o 378236428. Bertram de Verdun & 378236428. Rohesia de Salford.

~1180, Joan born in England.

9/3/1189, Richard I succeeded King Henry II of England.

8/25/1192, Nicholas’ father died; his brother Thomas succeeding.             

5/27/1199, John succeeded King Richard I of England.

1199, Nicolas heir to his brother Thomas [who died in Ireland], holding the manor of Lutterworth in Leicester, and succeeding as lord of Alveton.

[––Nicholas & Joan––]

~1199, Nicholas married Joan.

1200, Nicholas de Verdun gained official seisin of his lands in England when Richard de Camvill and Eustachia, his wife [Thomas de Verdun's widow], brought a plea against him over 40 librates of land which Eustachia claimed as her dower.

1201, Richard and Eustachia de Kanvill vs. Nicholas de Verdun; each side producing witnesses whose testimony was at odds. (S) Magna Carta and the England of King John, Loengard, 2010, P143.

8/21/1203, The King commits to Nicholas de Verdun the custody of the bridge of Drogheda … as Nicholas’ father held it.

8/21/1204, Nicholas de Verdun owes 100 marks, a war horse, and a palfrey, for having his lands in Ireland, whereof Bertram his father was siesed … and for having the custody … of the lands which were acknowledged to belong to the Primate of Armagh … Nicholas de Verdun renders his account of 100 marks, … (S) View of Legal Institutions, Lynch, 1830, P68.

6/21/1205, Acquittance to Nicholas de Verdun of a fine of 100 marks for his land in Ireland, and of 30 marks of his passage of Poitou.

1207, Nicholas de Verdun … a war horse and a palfrey for having his lands, as is contained in the Roll of the 6th year of the King.

1207, The prior of Kenilworth claimed that Nicholas de Verdun had allowed presentation of a parson by Richard de Camvill and Eustachia, his wife, to the church of Hethe. The right to present to this church, the prior argued, had been given to his priory.

By 1208, Flecknoe, held of the Hastangs by Nicholas de Verdun. (S) Lordship, Knighthood and Locality, Coss, 1991, P270.

4/1208, Nicholas de Verdun warranted the right of the abbot of Croxden to a mill in Stamford. (S) Fortunes of a Norman Family, Hagger, 2001, P71.

6/6/1210, King John launched an invasion of Ireland, using 700 ships in the attack.

1210, In the service of King John, Nicholas drove his brother-in-law Hugh de Lascy [s/o 39979496. Viceroy Hugh de Lacy]   [married to his sister Lescelina] out of Ireland; reacquiring lands his brother Thomas had given his sister the south of Louth county. (S) Colony & Frontier in Medieval Ireland, Lydon, P32. [Hugh de Lascy had joined the rebellion of William de Braose.]

Bef. 1213, Nicholas de Verdun promised to St. Thomas’ church, Dublin, the benefices of 2 knights’ fees in the 1st castlery he would build beyond Dundalk. (S) Cononization and Conquest of Medieval Ireland, Smith, 1999, P35.

9/22/1214, King John granted a market in Lutterworth, Leicestershire to Nicholas de Verdun. (S) Gazetteer of Markets and Fairs.

7/25/1215, William de Cantilupe is commanded to deliver to Nicholas de Verdun, William fitz Henry de Wotton, hostage of Nicholas [as given from William, earl of Ferrers with surety of Ranulf, earl of Chester.]

Bef. 1216, Nicholas and his mother founded the hospital of St. John, a home for 1 priest and 6 poor men.

1216, Nicholas joined in the baron’s revolt against King John, the same year his mother died.

10/18/1216, King John died.

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

12/14/1216, Mandate to Geoffrey de Marisco, justiciary of Ireland, to cause Henry archbishop of Dublin to have the land which Nicholas de Verdin held of the fee of the archbishop in Ireland.

6/27/1217, Nicholas’ lands restored by King Henry III.

5/15/1218, Nicholas de Verdun for 20m. pledge taken by William de Cantilupe in Warwickshire and Leicestershire. (S) FRsHIII.

1218, Nicholas de Verdun offered 200 marks to be quitted of the £551 of the aid of the knights of the honour of Leicester from the time of his father.

2/1219, Letters of licence for Nicholas de Verdun to go to Ireland on his affairs.

1220, Nicholas de Verdon the patron of the chrurch of Bosworth. (S) Biography of the Mind, Pye, 2005, P6.

1220, Nicholas de Verdon’s suit against the abbot of Mellefont suspended until the King reached full age. (S) History of Drogheda, V2, D’Alton, 1844, P421.

1221, With the death of his sister-in-law Eustacia, Nicholas received the manor of Farnham.

7/2/1221, Plaint between Nicholas de Verdun and Adam de Naptun touching half a knight’s fee in Bernemeth.

1222-23, Hugh Bardolf, tenant of the lay manor, with the consent of his overlord Nicholas de Verdun, granted 3 carucates in Hornton in free alms to Stanley Abbey, Wiltshire. (S) Victoria History – Oxford, Salzman, 1969, P128.

1224, Hugh de Lacy laid waste Nicholas’ lands in north Louth, Ireland [near Dundalk] in an attempt to regain his earldom.

9/4/1225, King Henry III wrote to Roseia and her father Nicholas recommending she marry “his beloved Theobald le Botiller”, Honorary Butler of Ireland. (S) CloseRoll, T.L., 9 H.3.p.2.

5/1226, Charter of Walter de Lascy … castles of Rathour’ and Le Nober … of the fee of Nicholas de Verdun …

6/30/1226, Nicholas de Verdun to have the land held by Stephen de Say, which belongs to Nicholas because Stephen held the land of him by knight service.

5/4/1227, The king has granted to Nicholas de Verdun that, of the 30 m. which are exacted from him by summons of the Exchequer for pledging Thomas of Erdington, he may render 100s. per annum. (S) FRsHIII.

9/2/1227, Nicholas granted the market at Bretford, Warwickshire. (S) Gazetteer of Markets and Fairs.

3/20/1228, Nicholas de Verdun claimed service rendered to the king when Geoffrey de Mariesis, then justiciary of Ireland, had Nicholas guard the marches of of Connaught while in the service of Richard de Burgh and the king’s army.

By 1228, Joan died.


By 1228, Nicholas married 2nd Clementia le Boteler.

1228, Nicholas and his wife Clemence granted custody of the king’s neice Susanna, d/o Llywelyn, prince of North Wales. (S) Plantagenet Ancestry, Richardson, P35.

3/5/1229, Nicholas de Verdun, of Alton, Staffordshire, a tenant of the manor of Rath, Ireland vs. Ralph Bagot, plaintiff.

6/3/1229, The  King retains Nicholas de Verdun on his service in England till the ensuing autum.

4/30/1230, Nicholas leaving from Portsmouth with King Henry, invading Brittany in hopes of recovering Normandy. They established their camp at Nantes, and captured a small castle.

5/11/1230, Grant in fee to Nicholas de Verdun of a fair at his manor of Dundalk. No one is to hunt the hare in the warren without Nicholas’ licence on penalty of £10. [The next day Nicholas granted a market at Clumore in Ireland, and free warren in his desmesne lands of Ferard.]

10/1230, King Henry abandoned his invasion and returned to England. [The Earls of Pembroke, Chester and Albemarle remained with their forces and were able to prevent the French forces taking much additional territory.]

7/27/1231, Order to the sheriff of Leicestershire to place in respite the demands he makes by summons of the Exchequer from Nicholas de Verdun for several prests. (S) FRsHIII.

9/1231, Nicholas died.

10/2/1231, Order to the sheriff of Warwickshire and Leicestershire to take into the king’s hand all lands and tenements in his bailiwick formerly of Nicholas de Verdun, who is dead. (S) FRsHIII.

(S) Transactions: The Leicestershire Arch. and Hist. Soc., 1878, P163. (S) Cal. of Doc’s. Relating to Ireland, 1875.

Child of Nicolas and Joan:

i. Roesia de Verdun (94559107), born ~1200 in Ireland.

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