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Monday, August 10, 2020

Steward Roger de Montalt & Cecilia D’Aubigny

 16844808. Steward Roger de Montalt & 16844809. Cecilia D’Aubigny.

~1195, Roger de Mohaut born in England, s/o 33689616. Roger de Montalt & 33689617. Nicholaa ?.

~1212, Cecilia born in England, d/o 973530514. Earl William D’Aubigny & 973530515. Mabel of Chester.

10/19/1216, Henry III, age 9, succeeded John as King of England. Louis of France also claimed the throne.

By 1229, Roger married Cecilia.

1232, Rober’s father died.

6/4/1335, Order not to intermeddle further with £60 of land and rent in Coventre … Roger de Monte Alto and Cicely his wife, concerning the said rent … Roger and Cicely acknowledged that the said land and rent were the right of the prior and the church of Coventre. (S) CCRs.

1/2/1241, Grant to the K.’s citizens of Cork … Witnesses, … Bertram de Cryoul, Roger de Montalt, Robert de Mucegros, Paulinus Peyvre, John de Plessetis, … (S) CPRs.

8/29/1241, Notification by David son of L. sometime prince of North Wales … he will restore to Roger de Monte Alto, steward of Chester, his land of Mohaud, … (S) CPRs.

3/1/1242, Commission to John Lestrange and Henry de Aldithele to hear the right which Roger de Monte Alto claims in the court of Mohaut, of the one part, and likewise the right which David son of Llewelin says he has in the same land. (S) CPRs.

5/6/1242, Appointment of Roger de Mohaut to the custody of the castle of Mohaut; and mandate to John Lestrange, justice of Chester, to deliver the castle to him. (S( CPRs.

1243, Cecily  sister and co-heir of Hugh, earl of Arundel. Cecily took as part of her share the castle of Rising, in Norfolk, which became the principal residence of her and Roger. [4 sisters were coheiresses: Matilda d’Aubigny (189120781),  Isabel d’Aubigny (94559105), Nichole D’Aubigny (486765257), Cecily d’Aubigny (168448089).]

10/6/1243, Convention enrolled, made between Roger de Monte Alto and Cecilia his wife on one part, and Robert, son of Robert de Tatteshall, on the other part, respecting the partition of the inheritance of Hugh de Aubeny, Earl of Arundell. Robert claiming the manor of Coventry. (S) Staffordshire Hist. Coll’s, V4, 1883, No.7, Tower Records.

1244, Senena, wife of Griffin, son of Llewellyn, late prince of North Wales, bound herself in the name of her husband to the king of England … persons as pledges … Ralph de Mortimer, Walter de Clifford, Roger de Monthaut, seneschal of Chester, … Griffin, son of Maddoc de Brunfeld, … (S) Matthew Paris’s English History, 1852, P506.

10/1/1244, Order to the justices … to cause Roger de Mohaut to have respite, for 15 days from the octaves of the Michaelmas, from the £50 which he owes to Aaron son of Abraham, Jew of London. (S) FRsHIII.

7/11/1245, To the earl of Ferrars, Roger de Monte Alto, Warin de Vernon, Hamo de Massy, Hugh de Venables, Henry de Aldithelegh, Thomas Corbet, John son of Alan, Ralph Basset of Periton, Roger de Sumery and Walter de Dunstanvill … D. son of Llewelin has given siege to the castle of Dissard—to be with their horses, arms and whole posse at Chester on Thursday the feast of St. Margaret … (S) CPRs.

11/13/1245, Protection for Roger de Monte Alto, on the king's service in the parts of Chester, as long as he is there. (S) CPRs.

7/23/1246, The king has pardoned to Roger de Mohaut 100m.  of the £100 which he owed him for the farm of the king’s mills of Chester. (S) FRsHIII.

3/2/1247, Roger de Mohaut for 100m.  pledge made in support of a debt of Roger de Mortimer of 2000 marks. (S) FRsHIII.

1249, Roger de Montalt and Cecilia his wife, on the grant of their manor of Coventry to the monks of the priory, reserved for this hospital a weekly load of wood to be delivered by the priory foresters. (S) Hist. of Warwick, V2, 1908, Coventry.

1250, Roger de Montalt, who married Cicely, niece of Ralph Blundeville, earl of Chester, in a grant to the Benedictines of Coventry, specially reserved his manor of Cheylesmore and the house of the Grey Friars. [Roger and Cicely were both buried in the quire of the friary church.] (S) Hist. of Warwick, V2, 1908, Franciscan Friars of Coventry.

6/19/1250, Roger de Monte Alto, querent, Hacon son of Eudo, deforciant, of customs and services which Roger demanded of Hacon in respect of his free tenement which he held of him in Malbertorpe. (S) Final Concords of Lincoln, 1920, Case 130, no.129.

1251, Roger de Montalt held Stapleton manor, and procured from that monarch a charter for a fair and market. (S) Hist. of Suffolk, V1, 1846, Kessingland.

8/6/1253, King Henry left for Gascony from Portsmouth with 300 ships. [Roger has 12 records in various camps.]

10/28/1254, Roger de Monte Alto in Bordeaux, France. (S) CPRs.

11/20/1254, Roger de Monte Alto in Marmoutier, France. (S) CPRs.

12/10/1254, Roger de Monte Alto in Paris, France. (S) CPRs.

12/18/1254, Roger de Monte Alto in Boulogne, France. (S) CPRs.

1/1255, Roger returned to England.

1/13/1255, Pardon, at the instance of Roger de Monte Alto, to Nicholas le Taillur of Tuttesbury for the death of William le Cuteler, as it appears by inquisition made by the sheriff of Stafford that he killed him by misadventure. (S) CPRs.

1256, Sir Roger de Montalt and Cicely his wife granted to the priory of Coventry all their rights in the wide manor of Coventry, with the advowson of the church of St. Michael and its chapels and a warren recently granted them by the king, for the yearly rent of £100, and a payment of 10 marks to the nuns of Polesworth. (S) Hist. of Warwick, V2, 1908, Priory of Coventry.

5/27/1257, Lord Roger de Montalt succeeded Gilbert Talbot in the office of justiciary of Chester.

8/10/1257, Whereas Cecily daughter and heir of Hugh de Ferariis is now a widow by the death of John de Oddingsele … Edward the king's son … wills that she be committed to the keeping of her uncle Roger de Monte Alto, and the said Roger has given security to the said Edward that he will not cause her to be married without the consent of the said Edward … (S) CPRs.

8/25/1257, Admission to the king’s peace of David son of Griffin, … and Oweyn his brother … shall keep the lands … which Llewelin son of Griffin, their brother now holds, … By K. Edward his son, William de Valencia, John son of Geoffrey, Philip Basset, Robert Walerand, Peter de Monte Forti and Roger de Monte Alto, steward of Chester. (S) CPRs.

4/26/1258, Power to Roger de Monte Alto, for the king and Edward his son, to admit to the king's peace, David brother of Llewelin son of Griffin and his accomplices and other Welsh who will come in. (S) CPRs.

1258, Roger de Montalt, justiciary of Chester, violently attacked [and laid claim to the possessions of] the lord Thomas the abbot and the convent of S. Werburg at Chester.

7/29/1259, Appointment of Roger de Monte Alto, … touching interruptions of the truce made between Richard de Clare, earl of Goucester and Hertford, and Roger de Mortuo Mari … (S) CPRs.

10/26/1259 in France, “Edward, son of the king. … Witnesses: Lords Roger de Mont Alto, seneschal of Chester, …, Roger de Leyburn, …, Roger de Clifford, …, William la Zusche.” (S) UKNA.

6/24/1260, Roger died at Castle Rising, Norfolk.


Cecelia surviving, his son Robert the heir.

(S) Parentalia, 1851, P108ff. (S) Annales Cestrienses Chronicle of the Abbey of S. Werburg, 1887.

Family notes:

·         33773851. Leuca de Mohaut is given in the primary source as d/o this Roger, however that does not fit the timeline, but she fits very well as this Roger’s sister. [There is a place-holder for her in the primary source.]

Children of Roger and Cecelia:

i. Robert de Montalt, born 1230 in England.

By 1275, Robert died.

Son: Roger (b.aft 1260). 8/16/1282, The king has granted to Roger de Monte Alto, son and heir of Robert de Monte Alto, a minor, the lands of Mold and Hawardyn which are of his inheritence, on condition that he answer for the issues thereof to Roger de Clyfford, the elder, to whom the king granted the custody of the lands. (S) CCRs.

ii. Roger de Montalt, born ~1235 in England

Roger married Jane de Mowbray.

1275, Roger died, Jane surviving.

Son, Robert, (b.~1270, d.1330), married Emma, widow of Richard fitz-John. (no children.)

iii. John de Mohault (8422404), born ~1240 in England.

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