Aft. 1266, Giles de Plessetis born in England, s/o 121690496. Richard de Playz & 121690497. Joan ?.
Bef. 7/8/1269, Richard de Plaiz died; his heir Ralph de Plaiz, age 3, a ward of Roger de Aguilon. [Wife Joan surviving.] (S) St Peter’s Chailey, History. IPM: Norfolk, Essex, Sussex. (S) CIsPM.
~1275, Joan born in England.
11/16/1272, Edward I ascended to the throne while on crusade.
3/12/1275, Giles brother Ralph age 9. Giles de Plaiz under age and a ward of the Queen. (S) Annual Report of the Deputy Keeper, 1862, P64.
1283, Giles’ brother Ralph died; Giles the heir.
1290, Giles de Plaiz, son and heir of Richard, had assize of bread and beer in Wetinge, Norfolk.
2/19/1293, The under-written have quittance of common summons [of the eyre] in co. Kent: Giles de Playz. (S) CCRs.
7/28/1294, IPM of Philip Burnell. Essex: Est Hammes. … a messuage and 44a. land in the marsh, 9a. pasture, held of Giles de Plays … (S) CIsPM.
1294, Sir Giles de Plaiz, knight. (S) Ess. Tow’s Topo. Hist. of Norfolk, V2, 1805, Weting.
1294, The Gascon War began between England and France, lasting 9 years.
9/1/1294, Giles summoned to Portsmouth, to sail to Gascony to recover his inheritiance.
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By 1295, Giles married Joan.
1297, Giles de Playz, baron, summoned to parliament. (S) Some Feudal Coasts of Arms, Foster, 1902, P199. [‘bore, per pale or and gules, a lyon passant argent’.]
1299, Placita de Quo Warranto. At Foulmire, Giles de Plaiz has view of frankpledge. (S) Select Pleas in Manorial and Other Seignorial Courts, V1, 1889, P-XXI.
~1300, Robert de Powers held land in Witham of Giles de Plaiz of the barons Mountfichet of Stansted. (S) Transactions of Essex, 1893, P85.
1301, Giles mother Joan identifed as the mother of Ralph and Giles.
1302, Sir Giles de Plaiz benefactor of Bromwell priory, Wetinge. (S) Index Monasticus, Taylor, 1821, P21.
1302, Giles died, seized of the manor of Fulmere, co. Cambridge.
10/15/1302, IPM of Giles de Plays alias de Pleiz, de Playz. Cambridge: Fulmere. The manor (with names of free and customary tenants), including a market every Tuesday, held of the king in chief by barony of the barony of Mounfichet. Richard his son, aged 6, in his next heir. Sussex: Wanyngore. The manor … Werplesburn. The manor … Essex: Esthammes and Westhammes. £7 3s. 4d. yearly rent from 30 free tenants, 6a. wood wholly assarted, pleas &c. of court, a view of frank pledge, 6 woods in the hundred of Tendryng by Great Ocley, and a wood in the hundred of Udelesford by Tremhale, containing between them 120a., which the said Giles before his death so devastated in big trees for the greater part and wholly in underwood that there will scarcely be anything to be sold for 3 years. All held of the king in chief as one of the heirs of Richard Montfichet (47282026) who held them with other tenements by barony … [9 knights’ fees] … Norfolk: Toftesris. A capital messuage … [6 knights’ fees] … Suffolk: Stuttone in the hundred of Saunford. The manor … [5.25 knights’ fees] … Sussex: Worth. The advowson of the church. Chagelegh. The advowson of the church. Wannyngore. The advowson of a free chapel. (S) CIsPM. [Richard Montfichet (47282026) is ggf of Aveline, d/o Isabella de Fortibus in Family notes.]
4/8/1303, Order to cause dower to be assigned to Joan, late the wife of Giles de Playz, tenant in chief, from the knights’ fees and advowsons … as she had not yet had her dower thereof … 1 knights fee in Depham, co. Norfolk, … (S) CCRs.
8/8/1303, Joan to be assigned her dower. (S) CCRs, 10/20/1306.
3/26/1304, Hugh de Escryk came before the king and sought to replevy land in Great Huland, which was taken into the king's hands for their default against Joan, late the wife of Giles de Plessetis. (S) CCRs.
4/8/1304, Order to cause dower to be assigned to Joan, late the wife of Giles de Plaiz, tenant in chief, from the knights' fees and advowsons of churches that belonged to Giles, as she has not yet been dowered thereof. (S) CCRs.
7/7/1307, Edward II became king on the death of his father.
12/30/1310, IPM of William de Hanchacch. Cambridge: Schodecaump. A messuage … 140a. arable, …, 15s. 7d. rent, &c., held of Joan late the wife of Giles de Plaiz by reason of her dower of his inheritance … (S) CIsPM.
7/30/1313, The Lady Joan de Plaiz, relict of Sir Giles, presented Symon Peche as rector at Weting.
10/30/1315, The Lady Joan de Plaiz, relict of Sir Giles, presented Nicholas le Blount as rector at Weting.
1324, The Lady Joan de Plaiz, relict of Sir Giles, presented Reyner de la Moore as rector at Weting.
2/1/1327 at Westminster, Edward III, age 14, crowned king of England.
12/7/1329, The Lady Joan de Plaiz, relict of Sir Giles, presented John de Waunford as rector at Weting.
11/1/1330, The Lady Joan de Plaiz, relict of Sir Giles, presented John Burghhard as rector at Weting.
3/22/1333, The Lady Joan de Plaiz, relict of Sir Giles, presented Thomas de Methelwold as rector at Weting.
(S) Essay Towards a Topographical History of the County of Norfolk, 1739. (S) The History of an East Anglian Soke, Hood, 1918, P75.
· 1380-84, John Plays (7605656), knight. John Plays, kinsman and heir of Aveline, who was the wife of Edmund, brother of King Edward I, states that Aveline [d/o Isabella de Fortibus, wife of Edmund of Lancaster (11819892)] … died (1273-74, age 15) seised … without an heir of her body, … the heir, Ralph [older brother of Giles (60845248)] son of Richard de Plays, was under age… line of descent set out in the petition, to John Plays, … as he and his ancestors have long sued for this … Aveline [de Forz], wife of Edmund Crouchback; …; Philippa [de Plays] (243380993), sister of Aveline (mother of Isabella de Fortibus); Richard de Plays (121690496); Ralph [de Plays] (d.1283), son of Richard de Plays; Giles (60845248), brother of Ralph de Plays; Richard (30422624), son of Giles de Plays; Richard (15211312), son of Richard de Plays … (S) CPRs.
Child of Giles and Joan:
i. Richard de Plays (30422624), born 8/1/1296 in England.
9/15/1317, Order to cause Richard de Plaiz, son and heir of Giles de Plaiz, tenant in chief of the late king, to have seisin of his father's lands, as he has proved his age before the escheator, and the king has taken his homage. (S) CCRs.