19989834. Baron Geoffrey de Say
9/3/1189, Richard I succeeded King Henry II of England.
8/10/1197-3/8/1198, Charter of confirmation by Geoffrey de Say [the elder], son of Geoffrey Say (39979668), son of William de Say (79959336) made by his said father to Geoffrey de Say (19989834), his own younger brother, whom his father had by Alice de Ver, on the petition of William de Say his eldest brother [of 39979668] of a grant of the manor of Rikeling, Essex. Witnesses:—Walter, archbishop of Rouen, Hubert, archbishop of Canterbury, John, bishop of Worcester, Albric de Ver, … (S) Ancient Deeds, V2, 1894, C.2287.
5/27/1199, John succeeded King Richard I of England.
1202, The seneschal of Normandy ordered to give Geoffrey de Say the younger 100 librates ($ of Anjou) of the land of Juhel de Mayenne to replace the land which he had lost through the war.
4/15/1208, The sheriff of Kent ordered to give Geoffrey de Say the younger possession of a moiety of the manor of Burn, lost by Ralph Tesson.
1210-12, Galfridus de Say junior holding 7 knights’ fees ‘de honore Patricii’ in Kent. (S) Red Book of the Exchequer.
Bef. 1214, Geoffrey’s older brother died before their father.
2/1214, King John landed at La Rochelle, France in an expedition into Poitou.
1214, Geoffrey’s father died.
1214, ‘Galfr de Say’ made a fine for ‘terris q fuerunt G. de Say patris sui’ in Sussex and Middlesex. Geoffrey made a fine of 400 marks to have his father’s lands [in England.]
5/5/1215, Revolting Barons formally renounced their allegiance to King John and invited the King of France to invade England. [The barons in revolt together held more castles and knights fees than John did as King. Intervention by the King of France prevented by the Pope.]
1215, Geoffrey joined the confederacy of barons against King John.
6/19/1215 at Runnymede near Windsor, King John forced to agree to the terms of the Magna Carta. Geoffrey a signer of the Magna Carta.
10/17/1215, Geoffrey’s lands were granted to Peter de Craon.
11/20/1215 at Bury St. Edmunds, Geoffrey elected as one of the 25 to guarantee observance of the Magna Carta. (S) History, Gazeteer and Dir. of Suffolk, 1874, P565.
10/19/1216, Henry III, age 9, succeeded John as King of England. Louis of France also claimed the throne.
5/20/1217, English forces, with the aid of previous rebel barons, defeated the French forces at Lincoln, killing the Count of Perche in the battle.
9/12/1217, For 10,000 marks and land exchanges, Louis forfeited his claim to the English crown by the treaty at Kingston-on-Thames. A principal provision of the treaty was amnesty for English rebels.
9/14/1217, Geoffrey’s lands restored.
5/15/1218, Pledges for Robert Marmion taken in court: … Geoffrey de Say for 20m. (S) FRsHIII.
1219, Geoffrey went on a pilgrimage to the holy lands.
1220, Hubert de Burgh effectively ended baronial opposition to King Henry with the siege and defeat of the Earl of Aumale at Bytham castle in Lincoln. Geoffrey at the siege.
10/20/1222, Geoffrey granted a market at Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire. (S) Gazetteer of Markets and Fairs.
1223, Geoffrey went on a pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostella, Spain.
1224, Geoffrey held 42 knight’s fees in the scutage of Montgomery.
3/1/1228, The king has committed the manor of Lesnes with appurtenances to Rose (9994835), wife of Richard of Chilham , which they recovered by a duel against Robert fitz Walter (60849196), … she has found Geoffrey de Say, John of Shillingham and William de Lisle as her pledges, namely 20 m. from each pledge. (S) FRsHIII.
4/3/1228, To the sheriff of Kent, concerning taking a moiety of Patrixbourne, which is an escheat of the king and which Geoffrey de Say holds etc., into the king’s hand. (S) FRsHIII.
4/30/1230, From Portsmouth, Geoffrey in the army of King Henry, invading Brittany in hopes of recovering Normandy. They established their camp at Nantes, and captured a small castle.
8/19/1230, Geoffrey of Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire, West Greenwich, Kent and Sussex died while on service in Poitou, France; buried at the Hospital of St. Mary, Dover. [King Henry returned his army to England the following October.] (S) See son William.
(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P727.
Children of Geoffrey and ?:
i. Matilda de Say (9994917), born ~1190 in England.
1214, Robert de Vere (94559128, b.1164), 3rd Earl of Oxford, bought of the King the wardship of the heir [Otes] of William Fitz Oates, a minor, to marry to his niece [Margaret]. [Roberts only sibling with children was his sister Alice.]
i. William de Say (121691152), born ~1208 in England.
9/20/1230, Upon the death of Geoffrey de Say, the king took the homage of William de Say, his son and heir, for all that Geoffrey held of the king in chief. (S) FRsHIII. [Writs to the sheriffs of Bedfordshire, Kent, Middlesex and Herefordshire.]
11/13/1235, Order to the sheriffs of Kent and Essex to take into the king’s hands the lands of William de Say for attending a tournament against the king’s prohibition. (S) FRsHIII.
ii. Geoffrey de Say, born ? in England.
3/20/1235, Inspeximus … Maud de Mandeville, countess of Hereford and Essex, … Witnesses, William de Say, Geoffrey de Say, … (S) CChRs.
10/14/1246, Geoffrey de Say, brother of William de Say, gave a bond to Aaron son of Abraham the Jew for £30. (S) Ancient Deeds, V3, 1900, D.369.