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Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Baron Nicholas de Meynell & Christiana ?

 60840232. Baron Nicholas de Meynell & 60840233. Christiana ?

~1235, Nicholas de Meynill born in England, younger s/o 121680464. Stephen de Meynell.

~1255, Christiana born in England.

By 1257, Nicholas’ father died.

9/12/1257, Confirmation of a lease by John de Nevill, son of John de Nevill, to Nicholas de Menyll, son and heir of Stephen de Menyll, of his manor of Pykehale, co. York, at farm for 20 years. (S) CPRs.

3/10/1263, The king has pardoned to Nicholas de Mesnil £60 of the £100 at which he was amerced before the justices last itinerant to take the pleas of the forest in Yorkshire. (S) FRsHIII.

9/22/1268 at York, Sirs Marmaduke de Tweng, Nicholas de Meynil, … if Walter de Faucunberg, knight, default in the payment, each has bound himself under a penalty of £100 … (S) CPRs.

1269, Nicholas, younger s/o Stephen, obtained a grant of free warren in Whorlton.

~1273, Nicholas married Christiana.

11/16/1272, Edward I succeeded Henry III as King of England. [While on crusade.]

11/1272, Rex thesaurario et baronibus suis de scaccario salute … nostro Nicholas de Meynill' centum solidos de quindecim libris in quibus idem Nicholaus nobis tenetur ad scaccarium predictum … (S) CCRs.

7/16/1277, Nicholas de Meynill acknowledges that he owes to John de Monte Alto 20 marks. (S) CCRs.

6/10/1282, Ratification of a demise, for 9 years, by Nicholas de Meynil … in Castellevington, … the king granted to the said Nicholas, for his late services in the army of Wales, until he should raise 200 marks from the aforesaid lands. (S) CPRs.

5/11/1285, Order to cause Nicholas de Menyll, tenant of the lands that belonged to William de Mombray, the elder, in Tampton. (S) CCRs.

1/13/1287, Quitclaim of Nicholas de Meynil and wife Christian … manor of Bechton [Beyton], … Witnesses: Sir Walter de Faucunberche, Sir John de Bulmer, Sir William de Roseles, Sir John de Meynil of Roungeton' … (S) UKNA.

1295, Nicholas summoned to parliament as a Baron.

1299, Nicholas killed by poison. Christiana accused of the death.

5/27/1299, Writ for IPM of Nicholas de Meynill. York: Castel Leveington. The manor, …  jointly enfeoffed with Christiana his wife, who still survives, … Pottehowe. Two bovates of land. Bouington. The manor. … Boketon. 4 carucates … [100+ carcucates of land] … Ruddeby. The advowson of the church … [8+ knights’ fees] … (S) CIsPM.


7/20/1299, Order to cause dower to be assigned to Christiana, late the wife of Nicholas de Meynill, tenant in chief, upon her taking oath that she will not marry without the king's licence. (S) CCRs.

7/21/1299, Pursuant to an inquisition shewing that Nicholas de Meynill held in chief the manor of Castel Levynton and that Christiana late his wife was jointly enfeoffed with him thereof, to hold to them and the heirs of Nicholas by the service of finding a serjeant on horseback in the king's army for 40 days, and that he held his other manors of the archbishopric of Canterbury, to deliver to Nicholas, son and heir of the said Nicholas, the lands of his said father, he having done homage. (S) CFRs.

11/16/1299, Assignment of dower to Christiana, late the wife of Nicholas de Meynill … in the presence of Nicholas son and heir of Nicholas, who is of full age and consenting to the assignment. (S) CCRs.

12/5/1299, Nicholas’ wife Christiana proved her innocence after the death of Nicholas. She claimed Nicholas had driven from their home and refused to support her. [Christiana accused of adultery with W. de Greenfield, later Archbishop of York, and Walter de Hamerton.]

1/14/1300, Christiana, late the wife of Nicholas de Meynill, tenant in chief, puts in her place … to demand and receive in chancery her dower of the knights' fees and advowsons of churches that belonged to Nicholas. (S) CCRs.

5/13/1310, Archbishop Greenfield granted to Dame Chrisiana de Menyl the marriage of Richard, heir and s/o Robert de Furneaux, Kt.

Christiana died.

(S) Some Hist. Mansions of Yorkshire, V2, Wheater, 1889, P173.

Family notes:

·         Nicholas de Menyll held the manor of Whorlton of the Archbishop of Canterbury by serving the said Archbishop, on the day of his consecration, with the cup out of which the Archbishop was to drink that day. (S) Fragmenta Antiquitatis, Blount, 1815, P397.

Children of Nicholas and Christiana:

i. Nicholas de Meynell (30420116), born ~1275 in England.

ii. John de Meynell, born ? in England.

11/11/1299 at York, Debtor: John de Meynell, the son of Nicholas de Meynell, knight [of Langbargh Wapentake, N.R.Yorks]. Amount: £13 9s. 4d. (S) UKNA.

2/4/1310 at York, Debtor: Nicholas de Meynell, knight [of Langbargh Wapentake, N.R.Yorks] and John de Meynell, his brother. Amount: 50m. (S) UKNA.

7/14/1328, John son of Nicholas de Menyl of Clifland acknowledges that he owes to Robert de Neweby 5 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. York. (S) CCRs.

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