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Baron Stephen de Segrave & Lady Rohese le Despenser

 486752696. Baron Stephen de Segrave & 486752697. Lady Rohese le Despenser

~1180, Stephen born in England, s/o §§Gilbert de Segrave.

~1190, Rohese born in England, d/o §§Thomas le Despenser [and sister of Sir Hugh le Despenser (23638992).]

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

1201, Stephen sued for unjustly occupying a virgate of land in Segrave.

1203, Stephen, constable of the Tower of London with a salary of £50.

1208, King John, at the request of Hugh le Despenser, brother-in-law of Stephen, forgave a debt of Stephen’s father of 112 marks.

[––Stephen & Rohese––]

~1208, Stephen married Rohese.

6/15/1215 at Runnymead, King John forced to sign the Magna Carta.

1215, Stephen, loyal to King John during the baronial revolt, received the land of Stephen de Gaunt in Lincolnshire and Leicestershire.

1216, Stephen granted the manor of Kineton, Warwickshire in fee.

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

1217, Stephen a justice of the crown.

1217-18, Stephen a justice itinerant in Warwickshire and Leicestershire.

7/26/1218, The king has committed to Stephen of Seagrave and Richard de Brom, clerk , the custody of all lands which pertained to Earl Simon de Montfort in the honour of Leicester within the counties of Warwickshire and Leicestershire.

1217-18, Stephen a justice itinerant in Nottinghamshire, Bedfordshire and Derbyshire.

1219, Stephen sent on the King’s business to the papal legate, receiving payment for his expenses. [Possibly associated with the death of William, earl of Pembroke, and regent of England.]

1220, Stephen given custody of Sauvey castle, Leicestershire; and the manor of Alconbury, Huntingdonshire.

8/2/1220 at York, A final settlement on the issue of lands between England and Scotland was signed between King Alexander and King Henry’s representative, Stephen de Segrave, knight.

1221, Stephen sheriff of Essex and Huntingdonshire.

1221, Stephen fortifying the Tower of London at the King’s cost.

7/25/1221, The king has committed the honour of Boulogne with appurtenances to Stephen of Seagrave to keep for as long as it pleases the king. 

2/5/1222, Robert de Coudray has made fine for having seisin of the land formerly of Warin de Glapion in Cottesmore … surety by William de Cantilupe, Stephen of Seagrave and Walter Daiville.

11/5/1223, The king has granted to Henry of Audley the custody of the land formerly of Warin de Glapion in Cottesmore … land Robert de Coudray, who is dead, … William de Cantilupe, Stephen of Seagrave and Walter Daiville to be quit of the pledge.

2/9/1224, To the sheriff of Essex and Hertfordshire. Order to cause Stephen of Seagrave to have the moiety of the farms of sergeanties, frankpledges and aids of sheriffs, sursises and perquisites and other issues of the aforesaid counties for half a year.

8/14/1225, Order to the sheriff of Warwickshire and Leicestershire to place in respite, … the demand he makes from Stephen of Seagrave for the scutage … from his land of Thurlaston for the army of Bedford.

12/4/1225, Stephen of Seagrave has made fine with the king by 400 m. for having the custody of the land and heirs of Geoffrey de Scalariis, with the marriage of the same heirs.

5/27/1226, Stephen de Segrave headed 1 of 2 itinerant justice circuits [Martin Pateshull headed the other.]

7/1227, Stephen de Segrave a justice itinerant in the Midlands. (S) CChRs Preserved in the Bodlien Library, 1878, P304.

4/1228, Stephen de Segrave in eyre at Huntingdon [followed quickly by eyres in Cambridge, and then Durham.]

2/16/1229 at Lambeth, Stephen de Segrave the senior justice at the Surrey eyre.

5/31/1229, Stephen de Segrave, sheriff of Warwichshire and Leicestershire. (S) Lists and Indexes, I-8, 1897, P144.

4/8/1230, The king has granted his manor of Finedon with all its appurtenances to Stephen of Seagrave, for his homage and service, … from the king and his heirs by a farm of £24.

5/1/1230–10/27/1230, Stephen de Segrave, the keeper of the realm, while King Henry III was absent in Brittany. (S) CPRs.

10/28/1230, Stephen of Seagrave has made fine with the king by £100 for having the marriage of Emma de Caux, who was the wife of John of Seagrave, in order to marry her to whoever he and his heirs or assigns will wish without disparagement, and for having custody of Emma’s lands for as long as she ought to be in custody.

11/26/1230, The king has pardoned to his beloved and faithful Stephen of Seagrave the £100 by which he made fine with him for having the marriage of Emma, daughter of Roger de Caux.

6/1231, Robert de Lexington next senior justice to Stephen de Segrave.

9/5/1231, Stephen of Seagrave has made fine with the king by £100 for having custody of the lands and heirs of William of Duston until the legal age of the heirs, with their marriage.

2/11/1232, The king has betaken himself to Giles of Erdington, by the will and assent of Stephen of Seagrave and Giles himself, for the £100 by which Stephen made fine with him for having custody of the lands and heirs of William of Duston, … Stephen to be quit of the aforesaid £100.

1232, Stephen bought the profits [other than the ferms paid to the Exchequer] of the counties of Bedford, Buckingham, Warwick and Leicester, for life.

7/29/1232, Stephen appointed a chief justiciar on the fall of Hubert de Burgh.

4/27/1233 at Westminster, Egidia, who was the wife of Simon son of Richard , has made fine with the king by 40 m. for having custody of the land and of Egidia, daughter and heiress of William son of Simon … Witness Stephen de Seagrave, justiciar.

10/1233, Stephen threatened with excommunication for giving the king “evil council.”

2/1234, Stephen de Seagrave became the chief of the King’s council. (S) 13th Century England VIII, 1999, P36.

5/1234, Stephen dismissed from his office [believed to be complicit in the death of Richard Marshall.]

6/5/1234, Acknowledgment of the receipt in the wardrobe at Theokesbiry … on the part of Stephen de Segrave by the hands of William de Welles, his clerk, of £100 out of £500 which he gave the king. (S) CPRs.

7/12/1234, Stephen of Seagrave has surrendered the manor of Fenstanton to the king. [Stephen has also surrendered the manor of Leyland, and 3 others.]

2/1235, Stephen paid a fine of 1000 marks to be reconciled with the King. [But was not really returned to favor.]

11/1235, Order to the barons of the Exchequer that if Stephen of Seagrave will give them surety for the debts which were lately distrained from him before them for amercements made in the eyre of the king’s justices in Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire , … then they are to cause all his lands and chattels taken into the king’s hand for this reason to be replevied to Stephen.

1/2/1136, Stephen de Segrave ordered into exile. (S) Curia Regis Rolls, 1972, P32.

6/1236, Stephen finally returned to the King’s favor.

1236, Henry de Audley sent with Hugh le Despenser and Stephen de Segrave to take charge of Beeston castle. (S) Magna Britannia, V2, 1810, P548.

8/1/1236, Stephen de Segrave commissioned to take a Warwickshire attaint.

6/6/1237, To the constables of the castles of Chester and Beeston. The king is sending them Stephen de Segrave, Henry de Aldithelegh and Hugh le Dispenser [Rohese’s brother] to provider for the custody of those castles … (S) CPRs.

1239, Stephen de Segrave a senior justice.

1239, Stephen exempted by name from excommunication by the archbishop of Canterbury.

1240, Confirmation with warranty from Hugh Wak to Stephen de Segrave of all that land which he has in Bringelawe by the gift of Robert de Stutevill with all its appurtenances, to hold for the service of one knight’s fee. (S) UKNA.

Bef. 1241, Grant of James le Breet to Stephen de Segrave … co. Warwick … Witnesses … William Burdun. (S) Desc. Cat. of the Charters and Muniments, Fitzhardinge, 1892, P86.

4/1241, Stephen in the Worcester eyre.

6/8/1241 at Gloucester, Stephen de Segrave attested a concord in ‘coram rege’.

1241, Stephen entered the Augustinian abbey of St. Mary des Pres.

Bef. 10/13/1241, Stephen died.

(S) Fine Rolls of King Henry III. (S) Studies in 13th Century Justice, Meekings, 1981. (S) DNB, V51, Lee, 1897, P205.

Family notes:

1166, §§Gibert of Hereward held Segrave in Leicestershire as a 4th part of a knight’s fee of William, earl of Warwick.

9/1191, §§Gilbert de Segrave, sheriff of Warwickshire and Leicestershire.

4/1197, Gilbert de Segrave, sheriff of Warwickshire and Leicestershire.

Child of Stephen and Rohese:

i. Gilbert de Segrave (243376348), born ~1210 in England.

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