~1160, Thomas born in England, s/o §§Philippus de Estlega.
~1164, Matilda coheiress & d/o 486754688. Roger de Camville.
1184-1204, Thomas a seneschal of Waleran, earl of Warwick.
[––Thomas and Matilda––]
By 1189, Grant from Thomas de Estleia, with consent of his wife Ala (Matilda) and his heir Walter to Rich. de Cusinton of land in Soudleia (Warwickshire). Witn., Hevic, clerk of Chelverdescote, … (S) Historical Manuscripts Commission, 1888, P145.
5/27/1199, John succeeded Richard I as King of England.
1202-03, Item de oblatis. “Tom de Estleg deb.b.m. p hndo recto ap Westm de tcia pte feod.i.mil.i Badon”. (S) Rotulus Cancellarii, 1833, P142.
1203, Thomas the baliff to Robert, earl of Leicester.
1204, Thomas became the baliff for the new earl of Leicester, Simon de Montfort.
1208, Thomas paid a fine to King John, “fourscore marks and a palfrey, to be discharged of the issues required of him for that Earls lands whilst he had to do with them; but held certain lands by military service of that honor.”
1208-09, Thomas witnesses to the holding of fees in wardship in Northamptonshire by the king from the honor of Simon de Montfort.
1210, King John seized the lands of Simon de Montfort.
1210, Thomas de Estley bought the advowson of the chapel at Cleys Cotys from the Abbott of Leicester.
1210, Reginald Basset of Wolvey with William de Harecurt & Thomas de Astley (and other knights) that held the honour of Leicester gave 2 palfreys that the cause might be heard before the king.
1211, Thomas paid scutage of 100 marks to not go beyond the sea (the invasion of Ireland.)
1215, Thomas paid scutage to avoid military service. (S) Weddington Castle.
6/19/1215 at Runnymede near Windsor, King John forced to agree to the terms of the Magna Carta.
Aft. 1215, Matilda’s father died.
10/28/1216, Henry III, age 9, succeeded John as King of England.
By 1220, Thomas de Astley added the south aisle, two bays of which still have Early English columns and stiff-leaf capitals to Crick Church. He also added the tower with an early form of broach spire. (He might also have built a north aisle.) (S) Great English Churches.
1220, Thomas assigned gaol delivery in both Leicester and Warwick.
9/30/1221, To the sheriff of Warwickshire, Thomas of Astley. William Basset. Order to take into the king’s hand without delay all of the king’s demesne lands in Warwickshire, namely those demesnes of which King John, the king’s father, was seised at the beginning of the war between him and his barons. … They are to keep all those demesnes and all those escheats safely in the king’s hand, … and to cause all those who hold those demesnes or escheats to know that they are to be before the king on the same day to show their sufficient warrant, if they will have such. (S) FRsHIII.
1221, Thomas, on his death, held lands in Broughton.
9/1240, Matilda died.
1166, Philippus de Estlega held 3 knight’s fees in Warwickshire.
1202-03, “Gloecrsr. Et Walto de Estleg. xiiii. li. nuo i Chiltam” (P34). “Isti hnt quietant p’ bria. Walt de Estleg” (P45). “Dorsett’ 7 Sum’sett’. Isti hnt quietant p’ bria. Walt de Estleg” (P210). (S) Rotulus Cancellarii, 1833. [Possibly Thomas’ brother]
Child of Thomas and Matilda:
i. Walter de Asteley (121688672), born ~1183 in England.