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Monday, August 10, 2020

Baron Peter de Montfort & Alice de Audley

 9981228. Baron Peter de Montfort & 9981229. Alice de Audley

~1210, Peter de Monte Forti born in England, s/o §§Thurstan de Montfort.

~1215, Alice born in England, d/o 94567456. Henry de Audley & 94567457. Bertrade de Mainwaring.

10/19/1216, Henry III succeeded John as King of England. Louis of France also claimed the throne.

11/21/1216, Peter a minor on the death of his father, wardship was granted to William de Cantelupe.

7/3/1221, Peter granted a weekly market and fair at Henley in Arden, Warwickshire, to be held of the King until Peter came of age. (S) Gazeteer.

2/10/1227, Peter’s guardian William de Cantilupe granted a market and fair at Beaudesert, for 15 marks, succeeding the market at Henley. (S) FRsHIII.

1235-36, Peter de Montfort held 5.5 knights’ fees of the Earl of Warwick. (S) Hist. of Rutland, V2, Preston.

3/31/1236, Protection for Peter de Monte Forti, gone to Santiago with William de Cantilupo, the younger, his lord, so long as he be on pilgrimage. (S) CPRs.

5/4/1248, Royal Grant to Peter de Monte Forti to close his wood of Remeham, within the king's new forest of Windleshour, and to make a park there. Witn. … Hugh de Vinou, … Bertram de Cryoll, Richard de Grey, … (S) UKNA.

1248, Peter, a major tenant of the earl of Warwick, began in the service of Simon de Montfort. (S) The Reign of Henry III, Carpenter, 1996, P227.

5/23/1248, Protection with clause volumus for Peter de Monte Forti, so long as he be in the service of S. de Monte Forti, earl of Leicester. (S) CPRs. [Simon would lead the revolt against King Henry in 1263.]

8/20/1248, Grant to Peter de Monteforti and William de Bello Campo of Worcester … [addresses marriage of their children] (S) CPRs.

5/13/1250 at Mortlake, Peter de Monte Forti witnessed a charter of Edward, the king’s eldest son. (S) CChRs.

3/4/1251, Peter de Monte Forti delivered the castle of Harestan. (S) CPRs.

6/28/1253, Comfirmation of a marriage arranged between whichever of the sons of Peter de Monte Forti the said Peter chooses, and Agnes firstborn daughter of Roger Bertram of Mitford. (S) CPRs.

8/6/1253, Peter with King Henry left for Gascony from Portsmouth with 300 ships.

2/26/1254, Grant, for life, to Peter de Monte Forti of 50 marks a year … (S) CPRs. [Sealed with the Great Seal of England.]

3/1254, Peter de Monte Forti sent from Gascony to Paris to meet brother Alan de Kancia, one of the Knights Templars … to whom the king committed £1500 … to the use of Alfonse, count of Poitou and Toulouse … (S) CPRs.

4/22/1254, The king has appointed Peter Chaceporc, archdeacon of Wells, the treasure, and Peter de Monte Forti to receive subjects of Louis, king of the French, and of Alfonse, count of Toulouse and Poitou, who are coming to Connak on this Sunday the quinzaine of Easter, touching raids on both sides during the truce. (S) CPRs.

10/16/1254, Peter a witness to a charter of King Henry III to the Bishop of Worcester. (S) UKNA.

10/20/1254 at Bordeaux, The king has retained for his own use a horse late of William de Cantilupo … for which the king has promised to pay … as much as … Peter de Monte Forti shall say. (S) CPRs, V4, 1908.

1/1255, King Henry returned his army to England.

2/25/1255, Appointment … to enquire by jury of the counties of Rutland, Northampton and Leicester … whether Thurstan de Monte Forti, great grandfather of the said Peter [de Monte Forti], was seised in his demesne as of fee of parcels … (S) CPRs.

4/17/1257, Deed of A. the prior and the convent of Stodleg [Studley, co. Warwick] binding themselves to admit at the presentation of Sir Peter de Monte Forti and his heirs a person as canon of their house to celebrate for the souls of Sir Peter and his heirs for ever. (S) Report on the Manuscripts of Lord Middleton.

8/25/1257, Admission to the king’s peace of David son of Griffin, … and Oweyn his brother … shall keep the lands … which Llewelin son of Griffin, their brother now holds, … By K. Edward his son, William de Valencia, John son of Geoffrey, Philip Basset, Robert Walerand, Peter de Monte Forti and Roger de Monte Alto, steward of Chester. (S) CPRs.

9/22/1257, Peter granted custody of the Marches towards Montgomery, and at the instance of Prince Edward, custody of the Counties of Salop and Stafford, and the castles of Salop and Bruges, during the continuance of the wars with Wales; answering not to the Exchequer, but to the King’s Wardrobe.

1257-58, Peter, Sheriff of Staffordshire. (S) The Staffordshire Encyclopedia.

10/6/1257, “Receipt by Sir Peter de Montfort to Sir Hugh de Acovere on taking over the castle at Bridgnorth with its contents including the ten prisoners in the prison.” (S) UKNA.

12/12/1257, Licence for Aymer, elect of Winchester, the king’s brother, … island of Portland … to crenellate it like a castle, … By K. in the presence of Edward his son, Henry son of the king of Almain, William de Valencia, John Maunsell, High Bigod, Philip Lovel, … and Peter de Monte Forti. (S) CPRs.

2/8/1258, Power to P. de Mont Forti (9981228), John Lestrange (121697006) and James de Aldidele (47283728) to make a truce between the king, Edward his son, and their barons and men and Llewelin son of Griffin and him men throughout the march of Wales. (S) CPRs.

6/2/1258, Peter de Monte Forti to bring Llewelin son of Griffith to the parliament to the held at Oxford a month after Whitsunday last. (S) CPRs.

6/1258, Peter a member of the “Council of Magnates” appointed by the “Mad Parliament” who supported changing the keepers of the royal castles.

6/22/1258, At Oxford, the king granted custody of the Castle of Brug to Peter “by council of the Magnates.”

7/23/1258, Royal mandate to Peter de Monte Forti, sheriff [of Salop], … for the saving of the church [after flooding]. (S) The Reliquary and Illustrated Archaeologist, 2010, P74.

10/1258, Peter presided at the “Mad Parliament” held at Oxford, which formulated the Provisions of Oxford. Peter is considered the first “Speaker of the House of Commons”. (S) UKNA.

1258-9, “Peter de Montfort Exchequer of Receipt.” (S) UKNA.

2/11/1259, Commission to Peter de Monte Forti, Hugh le Despenser, Roger de Clifford, … touching contentions which have arisen between James de Audithele and Roger de Somery … (S) CPRs.

10/28/1259, Of those who are crossing with the king to France and have protection … Peter de Monteforti … (S) CPRs. [French King Louis and Queen Margaret hosted a family Christmas gathering in Paris that included King Henry III and Queen Eleanor. Margaret and Eleanor were sisters.]

5/13/1260 at Mortlake, Simon de Monte Forti, earl of Leicester, John, earl of Warren, Roger de Leyburn, Peter de Monte Forti, Roger de Clifford, and Hamo Lestraunge witnessed a charter of Edward, the king’s eldest son, to Robert de Tybetoto for his homage and service. (S) CChRs, 1906, P147.

5/18/1260, Peter turned overt the castles of Brug and Salop to James de Audley, his brother-in-law.

4/1262, the King gave orders to prevent the fortification of castle Beaudesert.

1262, Warw. Ralph Basset of Drayton sued Philip Marmiun for sending his serviens … with a great multitude of outlaws and Welshmen … to the mill of the said Ralph … doing damage … 100£ … A concord was afterwards made at Tamworth, … sureties … John de Plessetis, earl of Warwick, Peter de Montfort, … Roger de Morteyn, … Thomas de Clinton [for Philip] … (S) Collections for a History of Staffordshire, V4, 1883, P151.

1263, Letters from Peter de Montfort, in command at Abergavenny, to the king reveal the English were desperate. Peter said that if he received no assistance, he would be forced to abandon his command. (S) Edward I, Prestwich, P38.

4/12/1263, Simon de Montfort, earl of Leicester, lead a rebellion of young barons. Peter and his sons Peter and Robert supported the revolt.

4/2/1264, Safe conduct until Palm Sunday for Peter de Monte Forti and his household and goods, coming to Brackele, to meet the king’s envoys. (S) CPRs.

4/6/1264, King Henry attacked Northampton, capturing Peter, and Peter’s son’s Peter and Robert.

5/14/1264, King Henry and Prince Edward were captured by Simon de Montfort at the battle of Lewes.

5/17/1264, Mandate to … constable of the castle of Windesor to deliver Simon de Monte Forti, son of the earl of Leicester, and Peter de Monte Forti, the elder, who where lately taken at Northampton … as by the form of peace between the king and his barons … they with Peter and Robert sons of the said Peter de Monte Forti, who were also taken at Northampton, are to be delivered.

8/1264, James de Audley, Peter’s brother-in-law, provided his son Nicholas, age 6, as a hostage to the barons; who was assigned to his uncle Peter, who eventually returned him to his father.

8/25/1264, Whereas a certain ordinance or provision of peace has lately been made in the march of Wales between Simon de Monte Forti, earl of Leicester, … Peter de Monte Forti, the elder, and other barons on the one part, and Roger de Mortup Mari, James de Aldithele and their co-marchers on the other part, … (S) CPRs. [Peace of Canterbury.]

1264, Peter 1 of 9 nominated to rule the kingdom.

9/16/1264, Appointment of W. bishop of Worcester … and Peter de Monte Forti as the king’s proctors … to treat in the presence of L. king of France, and g. bishop of Sabinia, papal legate, … (S) CPRs.

12/20/1264, Commitment during pleasure to Peter de Monte Forti of the castle of Whytenton, late of Fulk son of Warin, deceased, tenant in chief.

1/15/1265, Whereas the king granted to Peter de Monte Forti £50 … Peter has quitclaimed to the king … his manor of Ridelington … which he holds of the fee of the earl of Warwick. (S) CChRs.

2/18/1265, Pardon to Peter de Monte Forti the elder, … Robert de Monte Forti, Peter de Monte Forti the younger, … for the death of William Gorham of Stapelford. (S) CPRs.

3/7/1265, Westminster, … on the testimony of Peter de Monte Forti and James de Aldithele … by the Justiciary, Peter de Monte Forti, Adam de Novo mercato and Giles de Argentein … (S) CPRs.

8/4/1265, Lord Edward (I) defeated Montfort’s army at the battle of Evesham, Worcester, ending the Baron’s Revolt [Queen Eleanor had sent archers from her mother’s county of Ponthieu in France.] The town of Henley and the castle were burned down by Royalists.

8/4/1265, Peter killed at the battle of Evesham.


12/22/1265, “Cum Ricardus Chytte, serviens Alicie que fuit uxor Petri de Monte Forti ,…” [Alice’s servant Richard Chutte died in a cart accident. Some items were returned to Alice.] (S) CCRs.

2/23/1276, Alice presented to the churches of Preston and Martinsthorpe, Rutland.

(S) A Genealogical and Heral. Dic., Burke, 1831, P356. (S) Antiquities of Shropshire, V1, Eyton.

Family notes:

·         1130, Robert s/o Hugh de Montfort held the manor of Preston. (S) Hist. of Rutland, V2, Preston.

·         1156-57, Thurstan, brother of Robert de Montfort, paid 20 marks for land in Martinsthorpe. (S) Hist. of Rutland, V2, 1935, Martinsthorpe.

·         1166, Thurstan de Montfort holding fees of the old feoffement at Remenham. (S) Hist. of Berkshire, V3, 1923, Remenham. [Previously held by his oler brother Robert.]

·         By 1167, Thurstan de Montfort the lord of Ridlington. (S) Hist. of Rutland, V2, 1935, Ridlington.

·         1185, Henry de Montfort granted a mill at Henley to the Abbey of Conches. (S) Hist. of Warwick, V3, 1945, Henley-in-Arden.

·         Thurston de Montfort (fl.K.John), s/o §§Henry de Montfort (fl.1191), s/o §§Thurstan de Montfort (fl.1166), 2nd s/o Hugh de Montfort (fl.1124) & Adeline, d/o §§Robert de Beaumont (fl.1102), Earl of Mellent.

Child of Peter and Alice:

i. Peter de Montfort (4990614), born ~1235 in England. [Heir]

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