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Friday, August 28, 2020

Lord Henry de Braybroc & Christina Ledet

 121671176. Lord Henry de Braybroc & 121671177. Christina Ledet

~1172, Henry born in England, s/o §§Robert de Braybok.

~1175, Christina born in England, d/o 243342354. Wischard Ledet & 24334235. Margery de Foliot.

9/3/1189, Richard I crowned king of England.

[––Henry & Christina––]

~1193, Henry married Christina.

5/27/1199, John crowned king of England.

1211, Henry’s father died; Henry becoming High Sheriff in Bedford and Buckingham, as well as other counties.

1212, King John granted the manor of Corby to Henry.

6/1213, Henry commissioned by King John to repair Northampton castle.

1214, King John took away Henry’s shrievalties in Bedford and Buckingham.

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.]

6/19/1215 at Runnymede near Windsor, King John forced to agree to the terms of the Magna Carta. [King John soon after repudiated the document.]

1215, Henry rebelled against King John; his lands were forfeited and given to Roger de Nevil.

5/12/1216, Prince Louis [future VIII] of France, after a successful landing, crowned King of England in London. In June, Louis captured Winchester and controlled half of England.

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

4/1217, Henry, continuing to support Prince Louis of France as king, defended Mountsorrel castle against royal forces.

1217, By the Treaty of Lambeth, Henry’s manor of Corby was restored.

5/20/1217, Henry escaped capture at the battle of Lincoln, supporting the barons. The Barons, being greatly outnumbered, were besieged and defeated by the troops of King Henry III. [300 knights were captured.]

9/12/1217, For 10,000 marks and land exchanges, Louis forfeited his claim to the English crown by the treaty at Kingston-on-Thames. A principal provision of the treaty was amnesty for English rebels.

1218, Henry’s manor of Corby was seized by William de Forz, count of Aumale.

1220, Henry recovered Corby from William de Forz.

1221, Christina’s father died leaving her as his heir.

1221, Falkes de Breatue seized Corby as part of a seizure of royal lands.

2/4/1222, Henry of Braybrooke and Christiana, his wife, daughter and heiress of Wischard Ledet and Margaret, his wife, have made fine to the king by £100 for their relief of the lands formerly of Wischard and Margaret, falling to Christiana by inheritance, which they ought to hold of the king in chief, and the king has taken the homage of Henry. Order that, having accepted security from Henry and Christiana for rendering the aforesaid £100 to the king, he is to cause them to have full seisin of all lands formerly of Wischard and Margaret in Burton and Warden. (S) FRsHIII.

6/10/1224, Henry assigned to a assize of novel disseisin against Falkes de Breaute. Fulks de Breaut, having been fined by Henry de Braybrok and other justicies itinerant at Dunstable, sent a party of soldiers, headed by Fauks’ brother William, who violently seized Henry and imprisoned him at Bedford. (S) History, Topography, and Directory of Northamptonshire, Whellan, 1874, P111.

6/20/1224, An English army, being assembled for a campaign in France, was diverted to Bedford to retake the castle.

8/14/1224, Bedford castle was captured. Walter de Pattishall (243377248, s/o Henry’s sister) and Henry of Braybrooke were ordered in the name of the king to demolish the castle. Both Pattishall and Braybrooke were vassals of William de Beauchamp, who owned the barony of Bedford and held the position of hereditary constable of the castle, but their loyalty to the king won out and the castle was demolished.

1226, Henry recovered Corby manor.

1227, Henry paid 10 marks for a confirmation of King John’s charter granting him Corby in 1212.

1231, A fine was passed between Alice, late wife of John de Horsendon, and Henry de Braybrok, of lands in Horsendon, the dower of Alice, who remitted her rights in the premises to Henry and his heirs. (S) History and Antiquities – Buckingham, V2, 1847, P329.

1234, Henry died; buried at Bushmead priory, Bedfordshire.


4/13/1234, Christina gave homage for the lands that had escheated on her husband's death.

6/1234, Christiana paid a fine to be able to marry whom she wished that was loyal to the king. (S) Pubs., Historical Series, V1, Univ of Manchester, 1904, P141.

Christina married 2nd Gerard de Furnival.

1235-6, Iidem reddunt compotum de xxvij.m. de honore de Wardon' que [1] Gerardus de Furnivall' tenet cum herede Wychardi Ledet. In thesauro viij.m. et debent xix.m. (S) Liber Feodorum, Pt1.

1240-1, Gerard died on crusade [as did Christina’s son Wischard.]

Aft. 1256, Christina Leddete died, her grandaughters Alice, wife of William le Latimer, and Christiana, wife of John le Latymer, her heirs. (S) Mamecestre, V1, 1861, P100. (S) Oxford DNB.

(S) Hist. of Northampton, V3, 1930, Burton Latimer.

Child of Henry and Christiana:

i. Wischard Ledet (60835588), born ~1195 in England.

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