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Thursday, September 3, 2020

Baron Richard de Montfichet & Milicent ?

 47282026. Baron Richard de Montfichet & 47282027. Milicent ?

~1165, Richard born in England, s/o 94564052. Gilbert de Montfichet & 94564053. Avelina de Lucy.

~1175, Milicent born in England.

Bef. 1189, Richard’s father died, King Henry II confirmed to him by charter the hereditary Forestership of Essex.

Bef. 1189, King Henry II confirmed donation of ‘terram de Fuilmere’ donated by Richardus de Muntfichet, witnessed by … Godefrido de Lucy…

7/6/1189, Richard I succeeded Henry II as King of England.

[Undated] Richard made gifts to the abbeys of Ankerwick and Thremhale, which had found by his ancestors.

1194, Richard with King Richard I in Normandy.

5/12/1194, King Richard sailed from Portsmouth with his army and siege engines for Barfleur, from which they traveled to Caen, then Bayeux, then Lisieux.

~1195, Richard married Milicent.

1198, Because of an illness, Richard could not attend the Sept. assizes in Hertford.

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

5/1199, Due to illness, Richard could not appear in the Court of Common Pleas in Canterbury to address a plea against Jews.

6/1199, Richard attended the Court of Common Pleas in Essex where he was sued by Ela, wife of William de Marc, for 1 horse and cart taken from the Castle of Angr’.

1202, Richard, sheriff of Essex and Hertford, and keeper of the castle of Hertford.

1202, Richard paid 100 marcs to be confirmed Forester of Essex.

1203, Richard, lord of Stansted, Essex, died in Rome on a pilgrimage.


1204, Melisent paid 400 marks to marry whom she wished.

Melisent married William de Warenne (973528578). William paid 100 marks for the lands of Milsent’s dower.

(S) Trans. of the Essex Arch. Soc., V5, 1873, P189ff. (S) Foundation for Medieval Genealogy.

Family notes:

·         2/20/1272, IPM of Avelina late the wife of Edmund the King's brother. Buckingham: Langh[le] and Wyradesburi. The manors … Richard de Munfichet died without heir of his body, and his inheritance descended to his 3 sisters:—The first sister Margery, married Hugh de Bulebec, and from them issued Hugh de Bulebec who had four daughters, Philippa married to Roger de Lancastre, Margery married to Nicholas Corbet, Alice married to Walter de Huntercumbe, and Maud married to Hugh de la Valle; the second sister, Avelina, married William de Forz, earl of Albemarle, and from them issued William de Forz the last earl of Albemarle, who had two sons Thomas and William, who died without heirs of their bodies, and 1 daughter Avelina whom Edmund the king's brother took to wife, who lately died without heir of her body; and the third sister, Philippa, married Hugh de Pleys, and from them issued Richard de Pleys, from whom issued Ralph de Pleys, now aged 9 and in the wardship of Sir Robert Aguilun. Therefore the aforesaid 4 daughters of Hugh de Bulebec, and the aforesaid Ralph de Pleys are next heirs of the aforesaid Avelina, who died without heir of her body. (S) CIsPM. [Other records identify the 4th sister Margaret.]

Children of Richard and Milicent:

i. Baron Richard de Montifichet, born aft. 1195 in England.

6/19/1215 at Runnymede near Windsor, King John forced to agree to the terms of the Magna Carta. Richard, still a minor, 1 of 25 Barons, selected by the rest, to enforce the Magna Carta. [Richard owned the lands near to where the Magna Carta was signed.]

Richard married Jacosa (d.1274), d/o Thomas d’Engaine.

6/21/1215, Richard keeper of the forests of Essex by hereditary right.

10/19/1216, Henry III, age 9, succeeded John as King of England. Prince 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. Richard was captured supporting the French forces.

10/24/1235, Letters to tallage cities. … Essex. Hertfordshire. Richard de Montfichet. (S) FRsHIII.

2/1241, Richard de Montfichet is to keep the castle of Colchester with the hundred of Tendring, and to render £20 per annum. (S) FRsHIII.

6/5/1243, Order to Richard de Montfichet to cause a handsome chamber to be made at Havering for the queen’s use, and to cause the king’s Wardrobe to be enlarged and the king’s chamber paneled. (S) FRsHIII.

10/24/1252, Richard de Montfichet gives the king 10m of gold, of which he has paid 2m in the king’s Wardrobe, for having back his bailiwick of the forest. (S) FRsHIII.

9/17/1260, Order to Richard de Montfichet, steward of the forest of Essex, to cause the king’s park of Havering to be agisted by pigs with rings through their snouts, saving sufficient sustenance for the king’s deer in the same park. (S) FRsHIII.

4/2/1261, Order to Richard de Montfichet, keeper of the king’s park of Havering, to cause the aforesaid park to be agisted without delay by up to 200 and more oxen and cows, who are to eat the old pasture of that park as shall seem best to them for the improvement of the same park. (S) FRsHIII.

1267, Richard died. (S) FRsHIII, his 3 sisters his heris.

i. Margery de Montifichet, born ? in England.

Margery married Hugh de Bulebec.

Son: Hugh de Bolbec; who left 4 daughters as his heirs: Philippa married to Roger de Lancastre, Margery married to Nicholas Corbet, Alice married to Walter de Huntercumbe, and Maud married to Hugh de la Valle.

ii. Aveline de Montfichet, born ? in England.

Aveline married William de Fortibus [Forz], earl of Albemarle.

Son: William, 3rd earl of Albemarle married Isabella ?, who had an heiress Aveline (b.1258), Countess of Albemarle and of Devon.

Grandaughter: 4/1269 in Westminster abbey, Aveline married Edmund of Lancaster (11819892), s/o King Henry III.

1273-74, Aveline died. Her heirs were the descendents of her sisters.

iii. Philippa de Montifichet (243380993), born ~1201 in England.

iv. Margaret de Montifichet (23641013), born by 1203 in England.

Bef. 1241, William de Forz (d.1241), count of Aumale, gave 1 carucate and 3 bovates in Elstronwick, and the tenants of the land, to Peter de Fauconberg on his marriage with the countess’ sister Margaret [de Montfichet]. (S) Hist. of York East Riding, V7, 2002, Humbleton.

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