1228, Richard de Plaiz born in England, s/o 243380992. Hugh de Playz & 243380993. Philippa de Montfichet.
1244, Richard’s father Hugh de Plaiz died, holding 7 knights’ fees, leaving a son Richard de Plaiz by his 1st wife Philippa de Munfichet.
~1241, Richard 1st married to a daughter of Philip de Burnham. (S) See Richard’s father, 11/17/1241.
~1245, Joan born in England.
11/17/1245, Richard’s wardship given to Countess M. Warenne.
~1246, Joan born in England.
1250, Richard de Playz holds a knight’s fee, and is of full age, but is not yet a knight; therefore he is fined.
1256, Richard de Playz lord of Toftes in Norfolk, and of Leye in Kent. (S) Essay towards a Topographical History of the County of Norfolk, V7.
10/6/1256, Richard vs. Alice, widow of Hugh de Playz [his father’s 3rd wife], who claimed dower. (S) Early Registers of Writs, Selden Society, 1970, P52.
6/19/1256, Respite from knighthood, for 3 years, to Richard de Palyz, for a fine. (S) CPRs.
5/14/1264, King Henry captured at the battle of Lewes, “at the Mill of the Hide”; Simon de Montfort effectively ruling England.
[––Richard & Joan––]
By 1265, Richard married Joan.
8/4/1265, Lord Edward defeated Simon de Montfort at the battle of Evesham; ending the barons’ revolt in England.
1267, Richard age 39. Richard de Montfichet died; his sisters Margaret de Bolbec; Aveline, countess of Albemarle; and Philippa de Plaiz [wife of Hugh de Pleys] his heirs. [Philippa de Plaiz had a son Richard de Plaiz, age 39.] (S) FMG.
1267, After the death of Richard de Munfichet, among the lands assigned to his nephew and coheir Richard de Plaiz were fees held by [inter alia] Giles de Argentein, Luke de Poninges and Adam de Cokfeld.
5/12/1268, Richard de Plaiz did homage for Okeley Magna, Essex, of the barony of Montfichet as an heir of his uncle Richard de Mossechet, lately deceased, of Stanstead, Essex. (S) FRsHIII.
1268, IPM of Richard de Munfichet. He had 3 sisters, Margery, Avelina and Philippa; from Margery issued Hugh de Bolebek, who had 4 daughters, married to Roger de Lacastre, Nicholas Corbet, Hugh de Laval, and Walter de Huntercumbe; from Avelina issued William de Fortibus, earl of Albemarle, whose heirs are under age and in the king's wardship; and from Philippa issued Richard de Playz (121690496); so that the said Richard's inheritance is to be divided into 3 parts, the first pertaining to the 4 daughters of Hugh de Bolebek, the second to the heirs of William de Fortibus, and the third to Richard de Playz, who is 40 years of age. (S) CIsPM.
1268, Richard de Plaiz, son of Hugh de Playz [founder], benefactor of Bromwell, Wetinge, priory. (S) Index Monasticus, Taylor, 1821, P21.
Bef. 7/8/1269, Richard de Plaiz died; his heir Ralph de Plaiz, age 3, a ward of Roger de Aguilon. (S) St Peter’s Chailey, History. IPM: Norfolk, Essex, Sussex. (S) CIsPM.
1/17/1271, Licence for a fine of £10 for Joan, late the wife of Richar de Playz, who held in chief, to marry whomsoever she will of the king’s allegience. (S) CPRs.
11/16/1272, Edward I ascended to the throne while on crusade.
1301, Joan identifed as the mother of Ralph and Giles.
3/1303, Joan appointed Robert de Elmham to the rectory of Knapton.
(S) Essay Towards a Topographical History of the County of Norfolk, 1739, P477. (S) The History of an East Anglian Soke, Hood, 1918, P75.
Children of Richard and Joan:
i. Ralph de Plaiz, born 1266 in England.
1283, Ralph died; his brother Giles his heir.
ii. Giles de Plays (60845248), born aft. 1266 in England.