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Monday, September 7, 2020

Baron Baldwin Wake & Lady Agnes de Humet

 39979232. Baron Baldwin Wake & 39979233. Lady Agnes de Humet

12/19/1154, Henry II crowned king of England.

~1155, Baldwin Wac born in England, s/o 79958464. Sir Baldwin Wake.

~1162, Agnes de Humez born in Lincolnshire, England, d/o 79958466. William de Humet & 79958467. Lucy ?.

By 1176, Baldwin married Agnes acquiring half the manor of Wichendon in dowery.

[––Baldwin & Agnes––]

1176, Baldwin Wake assessed £133 for marrying Agnes without licence. (S) Feudal Assessments … under Henry II, Keefe, 1983, P125-6.

1177, Baldwin paid his assement in full and was pardoned the offense.

1190-91, Baldewinus Wac paying scutage of ci.s iii.d in Lincolnshire. (S) Red Book of the Exchequer.

1193, Baldwin sent by his father as one of 67 hostages of nobility to Germany to guarantee the ransom of King Richard I. [King Richard released 2/4/1194.] (S) Hostage in the Middle Ages, Kosto, 2012, P175.

1194-95, Baldewinus Wac paying scutage of xlii.s vi.d in Lincolnshire. (S) Red Book of the Exchequer.

9/1195, Payments for the passage of Baldwin Wake [Baldwin the son returning from being a hostage in Germany]. (S) The Itinerary of King Richard I, V51, 1935, P105.

1198, Baldwin’s father died. Baldwin succeeded his father to the baronies of Bourne and Deeping. (S) Near and Middle East, Pt1, Sharon, 1997, P182.

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

1199-1200, Baldwin witnessed a charter of the Earl of Chester.

1201, A suit between Baldwin Wake and the abbot; because the said Baldwin would not suffer the abbot’s tenants to have common in the limits of Deeping. (S) History and Antiquities of Croyland Abbey, Gough, 1783, P168.

[Undated] Baldwin Wac and Agnes his wife gave 1000 eels in their fishery of Petitville (St. Hilaire-sur-Taute) for the love of God to the abbey of Longues, founded by his father. (S) Magni Rotuli, Stapleton, 1844, P.clxxx.

1201, Baldwin, baron of Bourne, seigneur of Negreville in Normandy, died. [That year Thomas des Periers gave £60 for having land of Baldwin Wac ‘to ferm’; but it was remitted because Thomas did not have the king’s writ to do so. (S) Magni Rotuli, Stapleton, 1844, P.clxxx.]


1201, Agnes’ father William, constable of Normandy, bound himself to the Archbishop of Canterbury that he would not let his grandson Baldwin marry without consent of the King of England. (S) Magna Rotuli Scaccarii Normanniae, 1844, P180.

1202, Agnes received 22s 6d. which had been taken from lands of her dowery.

1205, Abbot and canons of Nutley made an unsuccessful claim against Agnes of the manor of Winchedon.

Bef. 1206, Agnes’ father died.

3/23/1207, Agnes obtained a charter from King John empowering her to hold her land in Winchendon, Buckingham, of him in chief and forbidding the Abbot and canons of Nutley to vex or molest her. [King John confirmed: terra de Wichenson q Willelmus de Humet pater suus dedit ei in maritagium per manu H. Reg patris nostri to Agneti Wak.]

1210-12, Agnes holding a moiety of Winchendon manor in chief. [‘Agnes Wake’ holding ‘medietatem de Winchende’] (S) FMG.

Bef. 1213, Agnes, daughter of William du Hommet, with assent of her son Baldwin Wake, grants a messuage at Winchedon to Notley. (S) Henry II, New Interpretations, Harper-Bill, 2007, P114.

10/19/1216, Henry III, age 9, succeeded John as King of England.

1218, Another action brought against Agnes by the Abbot and canons of Nutley.

1219, Agnes Wach est de donacione domini regis; terra eius valet xx.l. (S) Testa de Nevill.

1221, The suit of 1218 against Agnes was still pending in the king’s court, but was deferred until the King’s majority. [Abbas de Nutelegha against Agnetem Wace, for medietatem manerii de Winchendona, which she said, Willelmus de Humet pater suis dedit ei in maritagium.]

Aft. 8/17/1221, Agnes married Ranulf de Vernay. (S) FRsHIII.

11/12/1223, Payment of the fine by Ranulf de Vernay for marrying Agnes Wake … without the licence … of the king. (S) FRsHIII.

1233, Agnes died.

11/12/1233, Ranulf de Vernay, who has taken Agnes Wake to wife without the licence or will of the king, made fine with the king by 25m while Agnes was still alive that trespass. Order to cause [the king] to have the aforesaid 25m from the chattels formerly of Agnes. (S) FRsHIII.

(S) A Genealogical History of the Dormant, Abeyant, Forfeited and Extinct, Burke, P663. (S) History of Buckingham, V4, 1969, Lower or Nether Winchedon.

Family notes:

·         Both the Wake and Hommet families held lands in Normandy. Baldwin Wake adhered to King John, while the Hommet’s adhered to King Philip. (S) Historical Introductions to the Rolls Series, 1902, P457.

Child of Baldwin and Agnes:

i. Baldwin Wake (19989616), born ~1180 in England.

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