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Lord John de Muscegros & Cecily Avenel

 60848492. Lord John de Muscegros & 60848493. Cecily Avenel

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

8/10/1232, John de Mussegros born in England, heir & s/o 121696984. Robert de Muscegros & 10000961. Hawise Malet.

By 1236, Cecily born in England, heir & d/o 121696986. Sir William Avenel & 121696987. Aline ?.

4/21/1236, Cecily’s father died.

5/24/1236, Robert de Muscegros has made fine with the king by 200m. for having custody of the land formerly of William Avenel until the full age of his daughter and heiress, together with the custody and marriage of the same heiress [Cecilia]. (S) FRsHIII.

6/21/1237, John de Plessetis has made fine with the king by 60m. for having custody of the land and heir of William Avenel , who held of the king in chief, with the marriage of the same heir [Cecilia].

1239, An agreement between Cecilia Avenel, petitioner, and Roger Lokinton and Petronilla his wife, tenants, concerning … land, … recognised …, as the right of Cecilia, and quit-claimed the same …, and for this remise and quit-claim Robert de Muscegros, custodian of the aforesaid Cecilia and her lands, granted the aforesaid … (S) Transactions of Bristol and Gloucester, V4, 1879.

1248, Tradry, Ireland, granted in fee farm to John’s father Robert de Muscegros at a yearly rent of £30, remitted for 2 years to allow Robert to build castles at Bunratty and Clare.

[––John & Cecily––]

By 1251, John married Cecily.

Bef. 1/29/1253, John’s father died.

8/6/1253, King Henry left for Gascony from Portsmouth with 300 ships to suppress a rebellion.

5/3/1254, Protection with clause volumus for the following who are going with the queen to the king in Gascony ; … John de Muscegros … (S) CPRs.

11/1/1254 at Las Huelgas in Burgos, Prince Edward married 13-year-old Leonore, ending the crisis in Gascony. Queen Eleanor accompanied Edward to Burgos.

1/1255, King Henry and Queen Eleanor returned to England.

7/4/1255, Simple protection for John de Muscegros, going to Ireland, so long as he be in those parts. (S) CPRs. [John appointed sheriff of Limerick, Ireland. (S) Ireland and Brittain, Frame, 1998, P49. Writs followed for persons going with John.]

4/24/1256, Simple protection until his return from Ireland, for John de Muscegros, whom the queen is sending there as her envoy. (S) CPRs. [Writs follow for persons going with John, e.g. John Giffard.]

1256-57, John de Muscegros gave lands in Thomond to Maurice fitz Gerald (19989656). [John was active in the south west of Ireland.] (S) Ireland and Britain, Frame, 1998, P53.

6/1258, King Henry signed the Provisions of Oxford. These limitations by parliament [led by Simon de Montfort, Earl of Leicester] granted money to Henry in exchange for administrative reform.

5/10/1259, John de Muscegros, king’s yeoman, given letters of protection for service in Ireland. (S) CPRs.

10/14/1259, Protection, until Easter, for John de Muscegros gone to Ireland. (S) CPRs.

4/27/1261, John de Muscegros granted 40 marks yearly by the king. (S) CPRs.

7/9/1261, John the sheriff of Devon and constable of Exeter castle. (S) CPRs. [Office continued to 7/18/1263]

3/1262, King Henry repudiated the Provisions of Oxford.

8/10/1262, John held 1 knight’s fee at Botyngdon and Demerton.

3/3/1263, Sewal de La Cresson’ gives half a mark for having a writ of warranty of charter at the Bench against John de Muscegros and Alina [Ceilia], his wife, concerning a messuage and 20½ acres of land with appurtenances in Great Leighs. Order to the sheriff of Essex. (S) FRsHIII.

3/22/1263, John had letters of protection for service in Wales.

4/12/1263, Simon de Montfort returned to England to lead a rebellion of barons.

4/1263, John de Muscegros, 20m. for Easter term of his annual fee of 40m. (S) CLRs, V5.

5/14/1264, King Henry captured at the battle of Lewes, “at the Mill of the Hide”. An estimated 2700 died.

5/1264, Sir John de Bassingbourne, Sir Robert Tipetot, Sir John de Mussegros, Sir Pain de Chawurthe, and Sir Robert Walronde in the castle of Bristol, hearing from the Queen that Lord Edward was a prisoner at Wallingford, left Bristol with 300 horsemen on a Friday as the sun rose. They were unsuccessful in capturing the castle, and Lord Edward, from the walls of the castle, commanded them to return to Bristol. (S) Bristol Past and Present, V1, Nicholls, 1881, P135.

1264-65, Simon de Montfort effectively ruled England.

7/7/1264, Safe conduct … for … Roger de Mortuo Mari, … Roger de Leiburn, Roger de Clifford, Warin de Bassinburn, Robert de Tibetot, John de Muscegros, … Walter de Muscegros, and other knights … together with their household, horses and good which they bring with them. (S) CPRs.

9/24/1264, Mandate to Robert Waleraund, Warin de Bassingburn, John de Muscegros and Robert de Tipetot, … to deliver the castles of Marleberg and Lotegereshale … to Robert de Insula. (S) CPRs.

3/12/1265, John had letters of safe conduct on condition that they do not come to the presence of the king or of Edward his son unless they are requested by the king’s council. (S) CPRs.

5/28/1265, Lord Edward escaped captivity by feigning participation in a horse race.

8/4/1265, Lord Edward, who had escaped captivity, defeated Montfort at the battle of Evesham, killing Simon and ending the barons’ revolt.

8/26/1265, John “To leave Kenilworth Castle as he values his life.” [Rebel barons holding Kenillworth.]

10/17/1265, Grant to John de Muscegros houses in the street of Wodestrete late of Thomas son of Thomas, the king’s enemy. (S) CPRs.

1265-66, Grant of a maritagium of the manor of Claycoton next to Lilbourne in Northamptonshire, by Warin de Bassingburn, to Sir Laurence de St Maur who married Warin’s niece Emma. Witnesses: Sir Pain de Chaworth, Sir John de Musegros, Sir Robert de Typetot, Sir Patrick de Chaworth, Sir John Russell, Sir Baldwin de Bassingburn, … (S) Women of the English Nobility and Gentry, Ward, 1995, P28.

5/4/1266, John a Captain and Keeper of Peace in Somerset, Dorset, and Wilts to repress the king's enemies.

9/2/1267, Whereas the king understands … appoint keepers … the king has found as mainperners for him and his heir to the countess [of Albemarle and Lady of the Isle] Edward his son, John de Warenna, earl of Surry and Sussex, Thomas de Clare, Philip Basset, Robert Walerand, Waring de Bassigburn and John de Mussegros. (S) CPRs.

4/1269, John granted Winclesmere Manor and Norton Hundred, Somersetshire, for 800 marks and his service to Archibald, Count of Perigord.

1270, In Ireland, John’s castle of Clare, near Ennis, captured by Brian Roe, s/o Aedh O’Conor.

1270, John witnessed a deed in Ireland between Thomas de Clare and Nicholas Sifrewast. (S) Ireland and Britain, Frame, 1998, P49.

7/28/1270, John awarded in fee farm the castle and town of Bristol. (S) Accounts of the Constables of Bristol Castle, Sharp, 1982, P82.

10/23/1270, Pardon of John’s and his father’s debts to the King. (S) CPRs.

3/6/1271, Appointment of John de Muscegros to assess the tallage in the town of Bristol. (S) CPRs.

5/15/1271, Protection … John going to Ireland in support of Lord Edward. (S) CPRs. [Lord Edward on crusade. His father, King Henry, 3 months earlier by letter, had asked him to return home to administer the realm because he was ill. Edward did not return, but assigned administrative duties to his stewards.]

Bef. 12/12/1271, John de Muscegros son of Robert de Muscegros made a gift and quit-claim of his land in Bendegrave to Adam de Arderne and his wife Amice. (S) CChRs.

7/1/1272, Writ of aid, John going to Ireland to preserve the peace; acting for Lord Edward [who was on crusade.]

7/31/1272, Sir Bogo de Cnovill and James de Sancto Victore, attorneys of Sir John de Muscegros. (S) UKNA.

8/8/1272, John returned to England.

11/16/1272, Edward I ascended to the throne while on crusade.

3/29/1274, Payne de Cadurcis will pay to John de Muscegros 200m. for his term in King’s Somborne Manor, Hantshire.

11/10/1274, To John de Muscegros, constable of Bristol castle. Order to cause the abbot of Teukebiry … (S) CCRs.

1275, John, knt. of Norton, Burham, Somerset died; son Robert, age 23, his heir.


5/6/1275, Writ for IPM of John de Muscegros. Somerset: Northon. The manor …  worth £20 yearly … Brywham. The manor … Stauill. The manor … Robert de Musegros, aged 23 and more, is his next heir. Gloucester: [10 carucates] … Berton Regis manor … (S) CIsPM.

5/23/1275, Cecily has livery of her own lands, viz., Manors of Bykenore, Teynton, Langford, Cumpton, and Britfarton, Worcester, and Gloucester.

1277, Queen Eleanor granted the debts of Jacob f. Moses of Oxford. Queen Eleanor sued his former lord Robert de Muscegros and his mother Cicely for £80 owed of the manor of Alvescot. [The suit would continue for several years.] (S) Eleanor of Castile, Parsons, 1997, P79.

12/27/1280, Cecily’s son Robert died.

5/30/1281, Grant to Roger de Mortuo Mari for a fine of 300 marks, of the marriage of Hawisia, daughter and heir of Robert de Muscegros. Mandate to Cicely de Muscegros, in whose custody the said Hawisia is, to deliver her to the said Roger. (S) CPRs.

7/8/1281, Grant to John de Vescy of the custody of the inheritance of Cecily, mother of Robert de Muscegros. (S) CPRs.

4/1286, The justiciary of Ireland commanded to acquit Cecilia who was the wife of John de Muscegros of £120 which the K. claimed of her in court … out of the manor of Alvescote, held by her in dower. (S) Cal. of Doc.’s Relating to Ireland, 1879, P92.

By 1290, Cecilia de Muscegros seeks remedy regarding 2 distraints made against her in Alvescot by the sheriff of Oxfordshire, concerning debts owed by others. (S) UKNA.

7/27/1290, IPM of John de la Mare of Wenrich. Glocuester: … 3½ virgates land in demesne held of Lady Cecily de Muchegros … (S) CIsPM.

1291, Cecily won the suit brought by Queen Eleanor when she proved that the debt was discharged before King Henry III had granted Alvescot to her husband. (S) Eleanor of Castile, Parsons, 1997, P79.

1301, Cecily, Lady of Bicknor, Taynton and Longford, died; granddaughter Hawise, d/o son Robert her heir.

8/11/1301, Writ for IPM of Cecily de Mucegros, deceased, tenant in chief. (S) CFRs.

(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P606. (S) The Normans in Thomond, Orpen, 1911.

Child of John and Cecily:

i. Robert de Muscegros (30424246), born 1252 in England.

6/4/1275, Order to the escheator on this side Trent to deliver to Robert de Muscegros, son and heir of John de Muscegros, deceased, tenant in chief, the lands late of his said father, he having done homage. (S) CFRs.

ii. Cecily de Muscegros, born ? in England.

7/12/1302, Order to deliver to John de Ferariis and Hawise (15212123, heiress & d/o her brother Robert) his wife, niece and heir of Cecily de Mucegros, tenant in chief, the lands late of her said aunt. John having done homage. (S) CFRs.

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