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Friday, August 28, 2020

Lord William de la Ferte & Dame Margaret Briwere

 94559154. Lord William de la Ferte & 94559155. Dame Margaret Briwere

~1175, William born in Normandy, s/o §§Lord Radulf de Feritate & Gundred ?. (S) Notes and Queries, V99, 1899, P47.

~1180, Margaret born in England, 2nd d/o 189118346. William Briwere & 189118347. Beatrice de Vaux.

~1195, William married Margaret. [William’s family held lands in England and France.]

4/6/1199, John succeeded Richard I as King of England.

1201, William’s father died, his mother surviving.

1204, William de la Ferte-Mace, the most powerful lord of the Passais [northwestern France], remaining loyal to King John, abandoned his Norman possessions. (S) Norman Frontier, Power, 2004, P442. [Many Normandy barons, having their English-titled lands captured by King Philip of France, moved to England in support of King John.]

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

3/24/1217, Margaret’s mother Beatrice died.

1219, Eodem modo scribitur {Vicecomiti, viridariis, forestariis, inquisitoribus} Cumberland. Nomina inquisitorum. {Radulfus de la Ferte, Rogerus de Beauchamp, … Thomas de Muleton, Willelmus de Yreby, Willemus de la Ferte.} Apud Karleol. (S) CPRs.

1220-24, William died.


Margaret married 2nd Odo de Dammartin.

Bef. 4/8/1225, Odo died.

6/1225 in Surrey, Margaret in litigation over her dowery of Dammartin before judge Martin de Pateshull.

By 11/1225, Margaret married 3rd Geoffrey de Say of West Greenwich.

1227, Margaret’s father died; her brother William the heir.

8/19/1230, Geoffrey died; Margaret resuming her 1st husband’s name.

1232, Margaret’s brother William died; co-heiress with her sister, and the heirs of her 3 deceased sisters. Somborne was the chief manor of Margaret’s share. (S) A History of the County of Hampshire: V 4, 1911.

6/10/1233, Margaret fined 100 marks for her share of her inheritance. [Seisin ordered on June 15th.]

7/20/1233, William de Percy, married to Joan Briwer, and Margaret agreed over conflicting interests in the manors.

[Undated] Margaret de la Ferté demised to William of York at farm lands in the manor of Sneiton, Nottinghamshire. (S) FRsHIII, 6/5/1237.

1235, Margaret de la Ferte manorial lord of William de Ralegh, rector of King’s Somborne, Hampshire.

By 1236, Margaret died before her daughter Margaret.

(S) Studies in 13th Century Justice and Administration, Meekings, 1981, PP 85,181.

Family notes:

·         1202, Ralph de Brai rendered 30m for having §§Gundred de la Ferte [William’s mother] as his wife with her land, which ought to have been rendered the preceeding year. (S) Early Yorkshire Charters, V6, Farrer, 2013, P54.

Children of William and Margaret:

i. Gundred de la Ferte (47279577), born ~1197 in England.

ii. Margaret de la Ferte, born ? in England.

1237, Margaret died leaving an heir.

4/1/1237, Payn de Chaworth [husband of Gundred] has made fine with the king by 200m. for having custody of the land and heir of Margaret de la Ferté , … to have full seisin of the land formerly of the same Margaret, one of the heirs of William Brewer. (S) FRsHIII.

5/1237, Payn died, his son Patrick succeeding.

5/1237, Margaret’s heir died.

6/5/1237, William de Cantilupe senior pledging 20m for Patrick de Chaworth (23639788), son and heir of Payn de Chaworth, nephew and heir of Margaret de la Ferté. (S) FRsIII.

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