1210, Nicholas born in England, s/o §§William fitz Martyn & Angaretta ?.
~1215, Isabel born in England, heir & d/o §§John de Bonville.
10/28/1216, Henry III, age 9, crowned king of England.
Bef. 7/22/1218, Nicholas’ father died. (S) FRsHIII. [Falkes de Breaute in custody of the lands of William son of Martin.]
9/2/1224, Henry de Trubleville has made fine with the king by 200m. for having custody of the land and the son and heir of William son of Martin, with the marriage of the same heir. (S) FRsHIII
1226, Nicholas’ mother died.
8/1/1226, Order to the sheriff of Devon to take into the king’s hand without delay all the land in Langacre that Angaretta, who was the wife of William son of Martin, held in dower of the inheritance of Nicholas, son and heir of the same William, who held of the king in chief and whose custody the king granted to Henry de Trubleville. (S) FRsHIII.
9/1231, Nicholas of age.
10/28/1227, Order to the justices assigned to the custody of the Jews to place in respite the demand of £15 that they make from Henry de Trubleville by reason of the custody of the land and heir of William son of Martin, who is in his hand of the king’s gift, for the debt that William owed the king, until the full age of Nicholas. (S) FRsHIII.
[––Nicholas & Isabel––]
~1234, Nicholas married Isabel.
1235, Nicholas assessed 6.5 knights’ fess in Somerset and 5.5 in Devon.
1236, Nicholas fitz-Martin paid for 5.5 fees of the Honour of Dartington. (S) History of Totnes Priory, 1917, P705.
1240, A perambulation was ordered between the lands of Nicholas son of Martin and those of Robert de Sydenham.
1242-3, William of St. Stephen held the manor of Overdene of Nicholas fitz Martin, lord of Dartington. (S) Plympton Pirory, Fizzard, 2008, P117.
9/9/1244, From Nicholas son of Martin, and 6 others named of the county of Pembroke, to John de Monmouth, King’s justiciar of South Wales. (S) Calendar of Ancient Correspondence, 1935, P-XIII.
1245, Nicholas called into the service of the king in Gloucester.
11/2/1246, Nicholas granted a market and fair at South Molton. (S) CChRs.
1248-9, At Ivelcestre, Nicholas son of Martin, claimant, William Marescall tenent, in Haselberg. (S) The Genealogist, 1906, P146.
10/18/1253, IPM of William Avenel. Wilts. Woren’ demesne held of Sir Nicholas son of Martin by rent of a sore goshawk or 10s. (S) CIsPM.
1255, Ralph de Baskerville, holding Tidpit of Nicholas son of Martin, gave it to the abbey of Glastonbury with the consent of Nicholas. (S) Victory History of Hampshire, V4, 1973, P592.
1/9/1256, Protection for Nicholas son of Martin, staying in Wales in the service of Edward the king’s son. (S) CPRs.
1256, Nicholas, in the service of the king’s son, granted respite from suits in counties.
1256, Llywelyn ap Gruffydd of Gwynedd in north Wales, forged an alliance with Maredudd ap Rhys Gryg of Deheubarth of south Wales, and began a series of successful campaigns, recovering territory from the English.
6/1257, Nicholas, holding the castles of Cardigan and Kilgarran, and under the command of Stephen Bauzan, captured at the battle of Cymerau when Rhys Fychan defected back to Welsh alliance. [Bauzan was killed, Nicholas was one of few survivors, along with his son’s father-in-law, Guy de Bryan.] (S) Chronica Majora, Luard, 1880, V5, P645.
1257, Nicholas’ lands destroyed by the Welsh. [Most of the garrisons of the castles had been killed in the battle of Cymerau.] (S) A History of Carmarthenshire, V1, 1935, P188.
9/14/1257, Nicholas son of Martin, taken in Wales, and detained in prison by the enemy, has letters requesting his tenants to aid him copiously for his deliverence. (S) CPRs.
10/16/1257, Protection with clause for Nicholas son of Martin, taken in the king’s service in Wales, and detained in prison. (S) CPRs. [Ransomed.]
6/1258, After an ineffectual campaign in Wales, King Henry III made a truce agreement with Llywelyn ap Gruffydd.
1258, Nicholas constable of Carmarthen.
10/18/1258, Protection for Nicholas son of Martin, so long as he be on the service of the king and Edward his son in Wales. (S) CPRs.
10/29/1258, Both Guy de Brian and Nicholas fitz Martin granted £100 of the king’s gift and special favour in aid of the payment of their ransoms in Wales. (S) Calendar of the Liberate Rolls, 1959, P436.
1260, Nicholas granted a yearly fair [to be held on August 1st] and weekly market at West Lydford.
1260, Nicholas granted a yearly fair and weekly market at Combe Martin.
9/24/1261, Sir Nicholas fitz Martin presented Henry de Sicca Villa, subdeacon, as Rector of Datrington. (S) History of Totnes Priory, 1917, P754.
1262, Isabel, daughter and heir of John de Bonville, with her husband Nicholas son of Martin, released their rights in Baltonsborough woods to the abbey. (S) History of the County of Somerset, Page, 1992, P64.
6/8/1262, Mandate … deliver the castle of Totteneyes to Nicholas son of Martin, to whom the said Edward [the king’s son] has committed it at will. (S) CPRs.
8/1262, Nicholas held 2 fees in Ludeford of Richard de Clare, earl of Gloucester and Hertford [deceased]. (S) CIsPM.
5/14/1264, Lord Edward (I) and his father King Henry III captured by Montfort at the battle of Lewes, Sussex, “at the Mill of the Hide”. An estimated 2700 died. Lord Edward and his knights penetrated the center of Montfort’s army, but was flanked on both sides by armored calvary.
1264-65, Simon de Montfort, earl of Leicester, effectively ruled England.
2/12/1265, Grant to Nicholas son of Martin a market and fair to the held at his manor. (S) Gazetteer of Market and Fairs.
3/15/1265, Nicholas son of Martin to deliver the castle of Kilkaran to Guy de Brione (94567466). (S) CPRs.
7/21/1265, Sir Nicholas son of Martin seized the land of Clist St. Laurence which Anketil de Mortiwaus held on lease of the heirs of Ralph de Valle Torta. (S) Calendar of Inquisitions Misc., 1973.
8/4/1265, Lord Edward defeated Montfort at the battle of Evesham; ending the barons’ revolt.
11/23/1265, Ratification of a peace entered into and promised by Nicholas son of Martin, Oliver de Dinah, Henry de Campo Arnulphi in the name of the king or Edward his son and Gilbert de Clare, earl of Gloucester and Hertford, and Henry Pyrot when the said Henry delivered to them the castle of Lanchaveton which he was hold for Simon de Monteforti … (S) CPRs.
11/30/1266, Simple protection with clause volumus for one year for Nicholas son of Martin. (S) CPRs.
6/12/1267, Exemption for life of Nicholas son of Martin from being put on assizes, juries or recognitions, and from being made sheriff, … (S) CPRs.
9/17/1267,The abbot of Shirburn, Nicholas son of Martin, and Andrew Wake to summon juries in Salop, Stafford, Hereford, Worcester, Gloucester, Devon, Somerset, Dorset, Wilts and Sourthampton. (S) CPRs.
2/17/1267-8, At Ivelcestr’, … Robert Martin, complaint, and Nicholas son of Martin, impedient, of a knight’s fee in Pydele Waltereston … the right of Robert, as a gift of Nicholas … Should Robert die without heirs … to William Martin, brother of Robert … Should William die without heirs … to David brother of Robert and William … Should David die without heirs … to Warin Martin, brother … Warin die … revert to Nicholas and his heirs … Robert gave to Nicholas one sore sparrow hawk. (S) Feet of Fines, Dorset.
3/1267-8, At Ivelcestre … Between Rober Martin and Amya and his wife, querents, and Nicholas son of Martin and Isabella his wife, impedients; … land in Brune and Schpton Malet. Nicholas and Isabella acknowledged the Right of Robert and Amya as by their gift, to hold to the heirs of Amya of them and the heirs of Isabella, … (S) Pedes Finium, V1, 1892, P214.
1268, Nicholas son of Martin, Chief Justice in the eyre of the justices in the County of Somerset. (S) Two Chartularies of he Priory of St. Peter at Bath, Hunt, 1893, P2.
12/29/1268, Mandate to Nicholas son of Martin and his fellow justices appointed to take pleas of lands … (S) CPRs.
11/10/1269, Inquisition made by Nicholas son of Martin. (S) CPRs.
5/1270, Nicholas son of Martin to enquire by oath … county of Devon … (S) CPRs.
7/9/1271, Comfirmation of a sale by Poncius de la More to Nicholas son of Martin, for £40, of the wardship of the manor of Mulesford. (S) CPRs.
10/20/1272, Commission of oyer and terminer to Nicholas son of Martin, … (S) CPRs.
11/16/1272, Edward I ascended to the throne while on crusade.
1273, Nicholas fitz Martin held the manor and hundred of Southmulton in serjeantry of the Earl of Gloucester and was granted a yearly fair at the Assumption and a weekly market on Saturdays. (S) History of Totnes Priory, 1917.
By 8/21/1274, Nicholas’ son and heir Nicholas died.
10/30/1274, Nicholas fitz Martin witnessed a settlement issued by Richard de Carew, bishop of St. Davids. (S) Acts of Welsh Rulers, Insley, 2005, P208.
1275, Sir Nicholas fitz Martin took timber in the forest of Kilgarran to build his castle of New Town in Kemmeas. (S) English Historical Review, V33, 1918, P400.
5/2/1276, Commission of oyer and terminer to Nicholas son of Martin, … (S) CPRs.
1277, Nicholas in the Welsh campaign with 2 knights. CCRs, 5/11/1302.
7/19/1277 at London, Accord between Sir Nicholas son of Martin and Isabel his wife on the one part and Edward dean of Wells … advowson of Westlideford, … (S) Calendar of the Manuscripts of the Dean of Wells, 1907, P403.
1278, Nicholas, justice, appointed to hear complaints concerning the Bishop of St. David’s in Wales.
1278, Nicholas son of Martin granted a charter to the free men of Keines, Wales. (S) Inventory of the Ancient Monuments in Wales, 1925, P276.
1279, Nicholas, justice, appointed to take assises of mort d’ancestor. (S) CChanRs.
1280, Nicholas son of Martin, in a quo warranto proceeding, stated that the manor of South Molton [in his possession in 1246] had belonged to a certain Gilbert de Turberville, and had been exchanged for the manor of Treguz in Glamorgan. (S) Transactions of the Devonshire Assoc., V26, 1894, P131.
3/6/1281, To the sheriff of Oxford. Order to deliver Roesia, abbess of Godestowe, in bail to Nicholas son of Martin, William Martyn, John Waleraund, …, who have mainperned to have her before the king. (S) CCRs.
1282, Nicholas died.
3/22/1282, IPM of Nicholas son of Martin. Somerset: [William, grandson] of the deceased, aged 25 and more, is his next heir … Devon. William son of Nicholas, son of Nicholas is his next heir. (S) CIsPM.
(S) FRsHIII, Richard Cassidy.
Child of Nicholas and Isabel:
i. Nichols Fitz Martin (47283732), born ~1235 in England.