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Earl Edmund of Woodstock & Countess Margaret Wake

 2954858. Earl Edmund of Woodstock & 2954859. Countess Margaret Wake

8/5/1301, Edmund born at Woodstock, Oxfordshire, England, s/o 5909696. King Edward I & 11820333. Marguerite of France.

By 1300, Margaret born in England, d/o 5909718. Lord John Wake & 5909719. Joan de Fiennes.

1305, Thomas and his brother Edmund took a trip with their older step-sister Mary, a nun of Amesbury abbey.

8/31/1306, Notification … grant to Thomas and Edmund, sons of the king and Margaret his consort, sister of Philip king of France, … land to the value of 10,000 marks a year in England, Ireland and Wales, to Thomas and the heirs of his body … and land to the value of 7,000 marks to Edmund, … (S) CPRs.

[––Margaret & John––]

Margaret 1st married to John Comyn, s/o John of Badenoch, Scotland [1 son, Aymer].

1310, Edmund’s brother, King Edward II, granted Edmund and his brother Thomas of Brotherton the lands of Roger Bigod, Earl of Norfolk.

6/24/1314, John Comyn killed at the battle of Bannockburn, Scotland.

[––Edmund & Margaret––]

~1315, Margaret would have been remarried soon after John’s death.

1315, 1318-9, the King made Edmund additional land grants.

2/14/1318, Edmund’s mother, Queen Marguerite, died at her castle of Marlborough, Wilts. Edmund was appointed by King Edward as an executor of her will.

1320, Edmund sent on embassy to Paris and Avignon.

8/5/1320, “Edmund de Wodestok” summoned to parliament.

7/28/1321, Edmund created 3rd Earl of Kent.

1321, Edmund joined his brother the king in a war against the barons.

3/11/1322, Writ of aid for Edmund, earl of kent, … and John de Warenna, earl of Surrey, appointed to arrest Thomas, earl of Lancaster, Humphrey de Bohun, earl of Hereford and Essex, … John de Moubray, Bartholomew de Badelesmere, Roger de Clifford, John Giffard of Brymesfeld, Henry Tyes, John de Wylyngton and Henry de Wylyngton, and all of their company, and to besiege and take the said Thomas’ castle. (S) CPRs.

3/20/1322, Edmund a member of the group finding Thomas, Earl of Lancaster guilty of treason and sentenced to death.

11/1/1322, Commission to Edmund, earl of Kent, the king’s brother, to arrest disturbers of the peace wherever they shall be found throughout the realm. (S) CPRs.

2/15/1323, Edmund, earl of Kent, the king’s brother, appointed his lieutenant in the Marches of Scotland. (S) CPRs.

2/27/1323, Edmund sent with others to capture “by craft” traitor Earl Andrew Harclay. [Edmund later commissioned “to degrade Andrew de Hartcla, earl of Carlisle, whom the king lately girded with the sword of an earl, and to pronounce judgement on him.]

3/1/1323, Edmund, earl of Kent, warden of the Cinque Ports. (S) CPRs.

5/30/1323, “Our Lord the King being at Bishopthorp near York … caused to be summoned before him at his council there … Edmund, Earl of Kent, his brother, … Hugh le Despenser, Earl of Winton, … Hugh le Despenser, junior, … William le Ros of Hamelake, … to deliberate upon a certain truce between the said king and Robert de Bruce …” (S) Monumenta de Insula Manniae, Oliver, 1860-62.

1323, Edmund and Henry, Earl of Lancaster captured Wallingford castle.

10/1/1323, Prohibition … to hold a tournament at Northampton, granted at the request of Thomas, earl of Norfolk, and Edmund de Wodestok, earl of Kent, the king’s brother, … (S) CPRs.

4/1324, Edmund sent on embassy to King Charles IV of France at Paris.

7/20/1324, Edmund of Woodstock, earl of Kent, appointed Liertenant of Guyenne. (S) The War of Saint-Sardos, Offices of the Royal Historical Society, 1954.

1324, Edmund ordered to prepare for war and assemble an army in Gascony.

8/1324, Edmund commanded the [losing] English forces in the Saint Sardos War in France at the siege of la Reole. Edmund held out for a month against French cannons waiting for reinforcements.

10/1/1324, Power to … Edmund, earl of Kent, the king’s brother, … to treat of a marriage between Edward, the king’s first born son and a daughter of James, king of Aragon. (S) CPRs.

3/1325, Edmund met with Queen Isabela after her arrival in France as a peace envoy. Soon after she sought refuge with her brother King Philip V from Edward II and the Despensers. Edmund subsequently joined the Queen’s conspiracy againt Edward II.

[––Edmund & Margaret––]

12/1325, Edmund, earl of kent, married Margaret in France. [Edmund had received the Pope’s approval – they were within the 4th degree of relationship.]

3/1326, King Edward seized Edmund’s lands in England.

8/27/1326 at Mons, Edward [III]’s marriage contract with Philippa finalized, which included marrying within 2 years. Roger de Mortimer (1249358) and Edmund (2954858), earl of Kent were guarantees.

9/24/1326, Edmund and Margaret landed with Queen Isabela at Orwell in Suffolk with an invasion force flying the royal banner as her son Edward had accompanied her to England.

10/15/1326, An open letter from Queen Isabella, Prince Edward, and Edmund, earl of Kent, said their explicit aim was to rid the kingdom of the tyrrany of Hugh le Despenser, the younger.

1/7/1327, Parliament deposed Edward II; Edward initially refusing their proposals.

1/13/1327, The lords mentioned came to the Guildhall, and in the presence of the Mayor, Aldermen and a great Commonality to the oath to safeguard Isabella, Queen of England, and Edward, eldest son of the king of England and heir-apparent, in their cause against Hugh le Despenser the younger and Master Robert de Baldock, … Earls: Thomas, earl Marshall, Edmund, earl of Kent, John, earl of Hereford; John, earl of Warrene … (S) CPR&Ms.

1/20/1327, Edward II abdicated in favor of his son.

2/1/1327 at Westminster, Edmund at the coronation of King Edward III.

3/24/1327, Commission to Thomas earl of Norfolk, marshal of England, and Edmund earl of Kent, the king’s uncle, to supervise the proceedings of the commissioners of peace for the county of Suffolk. (S) CPRs.

4/22/1327, Grant to Edmund, earl of Kent, the king’s uncle, of all goods … of Edmund, late earl of Arundel, Hugh le Despenser, earl of Winchester, and Hugh le Despenser the younger, … for his service to queen Isabella, … (S) CPRs.

1327, Edmund made Earl of Arnudel.

9/21/1327, King Edward II murdered while in prison. [But some believed he escaped.]

10/20/1327, Edmund attended the burial of King Edward II. (S) Edward II, Warner, 2017, P247.

2/1328, Edmund given letters of protection to leave England.

10/1328, Edmund joined in the rebellion of Henry of Lancaster (5909946), earl of Leicester. [Short lived rebellion.]

11/5/1328, Earl Henry of Leicester told the Mayor of London that Edmund, earl of Kent, had told him certain things that he could not put in writing, but of which his messenger would tell him. [Supposedly about Edward II being alive.]

3/1329, Edmund and Margaret in Gascony where, according to his own account, the Pope encouraged him to free his [deceased] brother Edward II. Edmund, [never very popular], was actively involved in an attempt to restore his deposed brother Edward II to the throne.

6/1329, Edmund visited Pope John XXII to discuss the ‘deliverance” of Edward II.

3/13/1330 at parliament at Winchester, Edmund, Earl of Kent and Arundel, charged with treason. Edward confessed and offered to walk from Winchester to London [70 miles] barefoot with a halter around his neck to atone. [This offer was rejected.]

3/14/1330, Convicted of treason for previously trying the help his half-brother King Edward II escape prison, Edmund, age 28, was decaptitated [by a convicted murderer for a pardon – no one else was willing to perform the act.] This act by Queen Isabella and Roger Mortimer, execution of a King’s son, would quickly lead to their downfall.


3/14/1330, Margaret was imprisoned with her family at Salisbury castle. [She gave birth to her son John in prison on April 7th.]

5/7/1330, Parliament restored the possessions and blood of Edmund, late earl of Kent, in favour of Edmund, his son, and granting to Margaret, his mother, reasonable dower. (S) CPRs, 2/8/1331.

1331, Edmund’s body moved to Westminster abbey.

2/14/1331, Grant that Margaret late the wife of Edmund earl of Kent … shall recover all the goods which the earl had … (S) CPRs.

3/21/1331, Writ de intendendo in favour of Margaret, countess of Kent, lately appointed to the custody of the lands of Edmund, late earl of Kent, during the minority of Edmund, the son and heir … (S) CPRs.

10/14/1331, Grant to Margaret, countess of Kent, on her petition … as executors of the will of Edmund earl of Kent, … (S) CPRs.

11/20/1331, Appointment of Margaret, late the wife of Edmund, earl of Kent, … to the custody … of the houses held by the earl at his death in the town of Westminster, for her to stay therein at the will. (S) CPRs.

1/28/1332, Licence for Margaret, late the wife of Edmund, earl of Kent, to enclose 60 acres of Thorle Wood, … to cut down the trees … on condition that she do not cause any large oaks to be felled … (S) CPRs.

2/6/1332, Writ de intendo for Margaret, late the wife of Edmund, earl of Kent, directed to Adam de Welle in respect of his fealty, rents and other services … assigned with others to the countess in dower. (S) CPRs.

8/12/1332, Grant to Margaret, … lands of the inheritance of John brother and heir of Edmund son and heir … during minority of the said John, and of Joan, his sister, … (S) CPRs.

5/28/1335, Writ de intend directed to the burgesses of the town of Grymmesby in favour of Margaret, …. (S) CPRs.

4/8/1336, Commission of oyer … on complaint of Margaret, late the wife of Edmund, earl of Kent, … broke her park at Torpel …, (S) CPRs.

3/2/1338, Confirmation of a lease by Margaret, countess of Kent, … (S) CPRs.

1349, Margaret age 40 and more heir to her brother Thomas, 2nd Lord Wake.

9/29/1349, Margaret, Lady Wake, died.

10/1/1249, Writ for IPM of Margaret, late the wife of Edmund, earl of Kent. Huntingdon: … She died on the feast of St. Michael last. John son of the said Edmund, aged 19 years and more, is her heir. Lincoln: … Northampton: … John Wak, father of the said Margaret, gave the said rent into the hands of king Edward I, … York: … John Wake her father … eversion to the said John Wake and Joan his wife … (S) CIsPM.

(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P468. (S) Edward III, Ormrod, 2013.

Children of Edmund and Margaret:

i. Edmund of Kent, born ~1326 in England.

1/5/1333, Edmund died.

ii. Margaret of Kent, born ? in England.

4/4/1340, Margaret married Amaniey D’Albret. [No children.]

Bef. 1352, Margaret died.

iii. Joan of Kent (1477429), born 9/29/1328 in England.

iv. John of Kent, born 4/7/1330 at Salisbury castle, England.

4/3/1348, John married Elizabeth Julich. [No children.]

12/1352, John died.

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