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Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Baron Henry de la Pomeray & Johane de Meoles

 15208940. Baron Henry de la Pomeray & 15208941. Johane de Meoles

1292, Henry de la Pomerey born in England, s/o 30417880. Henry de la Pomerey & 30417881. Amicia de Camville.

~1300, Joanna de Moels born in England, d/o §§Sir John de Moels.

1305, Henry’s father died, his mother Amicia surviving.

8/16/1305, Grant to William Martyn of the custody, during the minority of the heirs, of the lands late of Henry de la Pomeroy, tenant in chief, with the marriage of the heirs. (S) CPRs.

9/4/1305, IPM of Henry de la Pomeray. Cornwall: Trigony. The manor … annexed to his manor of Biry, co. Devon, which he held … of the king in chief by barony. Henry (b.1291) his son, aged 14, is his next heir. Devon: Stokeley Pomeray. The manor, a member of the manor of Bery, … of barony. Biry. The manor … of barony. … Hurberton. A moiety of the manor … by barony … [many knights’ fees] (S) CIsPM.

5/1/1308, Henry son of Henry de la Pomeray, Knight, and Amicia (30417881, his mother), dau. of Geoffrey de Camville, confirmed the grant made by his grandfather Henry, son of Henry de la Pomeray and Margery de Vernon, in the manor of Tale. They were license to entail the manors of Stokeley, Byrye, Harberton, etc., on himself and Johanna his wife, for life, with remainder to his sons Henry, William, Nicholas, John and Thomas, successively in tail male.

1/23/1309, IPM of Henry de Bodrugan. Cornwall: Tretherym. The hamlet, held of the heir of Henry de la Pomeraye in socage, rendering 1/2d. yearly at Tregony. … Tregeryen manor. … demense land which the said Henry held of the heir of Sir Henry de la Pomeraye, who is in the king’s wardship, as of his manor of Tregony. … Carburra. 3s. 7d. rent, held of the heir of Sir Henry de la Pomeraye, as of his manor of Tregony, in socag. (S) CIsPM.

5/1/1309, Henry entailed his manors of Stockleigh Pomeroy, Harberton, etc on himself and his wife for life.

7/26/1313, Order to cause Henry de la Pomeray, son and heir of Henry de la Pomeray, tenant in chief of the late king, to have seisin of his father's lands, as he has proved his age before the said escheator and the king has taken his homage.

10/8/1315, IPM of Patrick de Cadurciis. Devon: … Tremenet, which the said heirs ought to hold of the heirs of Henry de la Pomeray … (S) CIsPM.

6/3/1317, Enrolment of letter from the treasurer … to receive the same fee as Henry de la Pomeray, to wit 2s. a day if he eat outside the house [a house of the king], and a simnel loaf, and a sextary of ordinary wine, and a wax taper and 24 candle-ends; and if he eat within the house, 14d and half a sextary of ordinary wine, and sufficient candle. (S) CCRs.

~1318, Henry married Joan.

11/25/1318, Henry de la Pomeray acknowledges that he owes to John de Galmeton 10 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Devon. (S) CCRs.

1318-19, Henry de la Pomeraye and Peter Corbet request that they can have their inheritance … they are the kinsmen and heirs of Roger de Vautort … if the Earl or his heirs died without heirs of their bodies begotten, then the whole should revert to Roger and his heirs … Following the death of Edmund, earl of Cornwall, Pomeray and Corbet sued … They are now in parliament to sue their case. (S) UKNA. [Peter Corbet; Henry de la Pomeray, son and heir of Henry de la Pomeray produced a copy a final concord, dated the quindene of the purification 54 Henry III (1270), between Richard of Cornwall and Vautort regarding lands in Cornwall and Devon. (S) UKNA.]

8/10/1323, Gift of  John le Proute of Exeter to Henry de la Pomerey of a tenement in High Street, Exeter, against the east gate. (S) UKNA.

1325-27, John Corbet and Henry de la Pomeroy state that Peter Corbet, John's brother, and Henry de la Pomeroy, Henry's father, whose heirs they are, in the time of Edward I sued by petition in parliament to claim the castle of Trematon and the villages of Saltash, Sutton, Tamerton, Makerton and Calstock … Roger de Vautort their kinsman, whose heirs they are, gave the castle and manors to Richard King of Almain and Earl of Cornwall and to his heirs engendered of his body, with the reversion to Roger in default of such heirs. … Henry died, leaving his son under age and in the king's wardship … (S) UKNA.

7/16/1326, IPM of Nicholas de Cheyne. Devon: Upoteri. A capital messuage called ‘le Fairele’ with garden … held jointly with Eleanor his wife to them and their heirs, of Henry de la Pomeraye as of his manor of Biry … (S) CIsPM.

1/24/1327, Edward III, age 14, succeeded Edward II as King of England. [1/20/1327, Edward II abdicated.]

4/16/1327, Henry de la Pomereye on a commission into the lands of Hugh le Despenser, earl of Winchester, Hugh le Despenser the younger, … in Cornwall and Devon. (S) CFRs.

1328, Henry son of Amicia de Pomeroy to settle on himself for life 38 knights' fees in Berry Pomeroy and Harberton, 2/3rds of the manor of Berry Pomeroy and 2/3rds of half the manors of Brixham and Harberton, with the reversion … held in dower by Amicia late the wife of Henry de Pomeroy; and on himself and Joan his wife for life, 18 knights' fees in Tregony (Cornwall) and 2/3rds of the manors of Stockleigh Pomeroy and Tregony, with the reversion as above; the remainder of the whole to be to Henry son of the said Henry … then to William brother of Henry … then to Nicholas brother of William … then to John brother of Nicholas … then to Thomas brother of John… then to the right heirs of the said Henry son of Amicia, who retains the manor of Hennock. Devon [and Cornwall]. (S) UKNA.

1328, Acknowledgement of lordship. … Henry of la Pomeroy knt., and Johanna his wife. (S) UKNA.

1335, Deed of gift. Henry of la Pomerey son of Henry of la Pomerey and Amicia of Cannvile to Mathew Kene, carpenter … 2 acres of land … for half a silver mark … (S) UKNA.

2/14/1338, Release Henry de Pomeray, knight, kinsman and one of the heirs of Roger de Valle Torta, to the king, and to Edward, duke of Cornwall and earl of Chester, his eldest son, of all his right and claim in the castle and manor of Tremeton and 60½ knights' fees in cos. Cornwall and Devon, … Witnesses: Hugh de Courteneye, earl of Devon, William de Brotreaux, John Lercedekne, … William Bodrigan, … knights. (S) CCRs.

1338, Petition of Henry de le Pomeray … as kinsman and one of the heirs of Vautort he released all his right to the duke that he had in the manor and castle of Trematon and many fees in Cornwall and Devon for which he was granted by charter £40 to be taken annually at the Exchequer. He has received little of this. (S) UKNA.

Bef. 2/16/1340, Henry’s mother Amicia died.

1340, Henry’s son Henry, identified as ‘the younger’, starts being prominent in records.

7/20/1341 at Exeter, Debtor: Henry de la Pomeroy, the elder [of Berry Pomeroy, Haytor Hundred, Devon] Henry de la Pomeroy, the younger, and Nicholas de la Pomeroy, of Devon. Amount: £500. (S) UKNA.

4/20/1342, Henry de la Pomeray the elder 1 of 7 collectors of wool for the king in the county of Devon. (S) CFRs.

1346 at Berry, Grant for lives from Sir Henry of la Pomeray to Nicholas of Ferrers and Laurencia his wife … 7 acres of land lying on Chuseldone … (S) UKNA.

8/20/1346, … co. Devon …  the king has now appointed Hugh de Courteneye, earl of Devon, Henry de la Pomeray, William de Shareshull, John de Stouford, and Hervy Tyrel to take that inquisition … (S) CCRs.

5/12/1348 at Exeter, Debtor: Henry de la Pomeroy, the elder, Henry de la Pomeroy, the younger, and Nicholas de la Pomeroy, of [Berry Pomeroy, Haytor Hundred] Devon. Amount: £175 13s. 4d. (S) UKNA.

1348, The Black Death entered the west countryside of England [likely entering through Bristol].

12/2/1348, Henry de la Pomeray, knight, and Joan his wife, of the diocese of Exeter given an indult  to choose confessors, who shall give them, being penitent, plenary remission at the hour of death, with the usual safeguards. (S) Cal. of Papal Reg’s, V3, 1897, Regesta 184.

Joan died before Henry. [Likely in the plague.]


1355, William Soper, witnessed a land grant from Henry of la Pomeray, Lord of Berry to John Wickincg. (S) Devon Record Office ref 3799M-0/ET/23/2.

6/9/1359, Release by John Gogh, clerk, … of all his right and claim in the manor of Slapton and the advowson of the church of that manor in the county of Devon, and in 46 messuages, one toft, 46 ferlings of land and 20l. of rent in the same manor of Slapton. Witnesses: Henry de la Pomeray, William Amarle, knights, … (S) CCRs.

7/10/1360, To … in Devonshire, to deliver £160 … by view of Hugh de Courtenay earl of Devon, Richard de Brankescombe and Henry de la Pomeray knights. (S) CCRs.

1364, Lease for lives. Henry of la Pomerey knt., son of Henry of la Pomerey and Amice Kamnvyle. … (S) UKNA.

10/1367, Henry died.

11/1/1367 at Byry Pomeray, Writ for IPM of Henry de la Pomeray the elder, knight. Devon. He held the following of the king in chief for the lives of himself and Joan his wife, deceased, … with remainder in tail male to Henry his son, by a fine levied in the king’s court with the king’s licence. Byry Pomeray [and] Hurburton. 38 knights’ fees. Byry Pomeray and Stokelegh Pomeray. The manors … Hurburton. A moiety of the manor … Brixham. A moiety of the manor … He died on Friday before SS. Simon and Jude, 41 Edward III. The aforesaid Henry son of Henry, knight, is his heir; but he will enjoy nothing by hereditary right, but by right of acquisition in form aforesaid. (S) CIsPM, (S) CFRs, (S) UKNA.

Family notes:

·         6/18/1327, Order to the escheator beyond Trent to take into the king's hand the lands late of Henry de Pomeray, deceased, tenant in chief. (S) CFRs. [This writ is ignored in this timeline. There was no associated IPM, or any supporting references found. There are multiple entries in the CFRs which were found to be in error.]

Child of Henry and Johane:

i. Henry of la Pomeroy (7604470), born ~1320 in Devon, England.

12/3/1367, Order to deliver to Henry, son of Henry de la Pomeray the elder knight, 38 knights' fees in Byry and Hurburton, the manors of Byry and Stokeleghe Pomeray, and the moieties of the manors of Hurburton and Brixham … the king has taken the homage and fealty of the said Henry the son. (S) CCRs.

ii. William of la Pomeroy, born ~? in Devon, England.

iii. Nicholas of la Pomeroy, born ~? in Devon, England.

iv. John of la Pomeroy, born ~? in Devon, England.

v. Thomas of la Pomeroy, born ~? in Devon, England.

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