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Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Baron Thomas de Asteley & Lady Joan de Bois

 60844336. Baron Thomas de Asteley & 60844337. Lady Joan de Bois

~1215, Thomas de Estleye born in Broughton Astley, Leicestershire, England, s/o 121688672. Walter de Asteley & 121688673. Isabel ?.

10/28/1216, King Henry III, 9 years old, crowned at Gloucester.

1221, Thomas grandfather and namesake died, Thomas’ father the heir.

~1225, Joan de Bois, born in Leicestershire, England, d/o 121688674. Ernauld de Bois & 121688675. Joan de Grey.

1236-40, Thomas’ father died.

9/1240, Northamptonshire. William de Ashby , cousin and one of the heirs of Matilda, daughter of Roger de Camville , and Thomas of Astley, cousin (grandson) and one of the heirs of the same Matilda , and Petronilla , wife of Richard de Curcun , cousin and third heir of the same Matilda, have performed fealty for the lands which the aforesaid Matilda held of the barony of Mowbray , which is in the king’s custody. Order to the sheriff of Northamptonshire that, having accepted security from them for rendering their reliefs to the king, namely for £40 from the aforesaid William, £40 from the aforesaid Thomas and £40 from the aforesaid Petronilla, he is cause them to have seisin of the lands that the same Matilda held in his bailiwick of the aforesaid barony. (S) FRsHIII.

1240, Thomas a witness to a charter of Simon de Montfort, earl of Leicester.

Bef. 10/1241, Thomas witnessed a charter between William Basset and Stephen de Seagrave.

1242, Thomas de Astley one of the King’s justices for the gaol-deliver of Warwick.

1242, Warwic’ et Leicestr’. Thomas de Estleg’ 28s 5d de vasto an anno de terra ejusdem Henrici. (S) Great Roll of the Pipe for the 26th Year, P186.

1242, Thomas de Astley held Wetintone (Astley, Morton, Milverton) for a knight’s fee. (S) British History, Parishes: Hillmorton.

3/30/1243, The king has granted to Thomas of Astley that, of the £15 that he owes to him for his relief, he is to pay at the Exchequer one moiety at the Exchequer of Michaelmas in the 27th year and the other moiety at the Exchequer of Easter in the 28th year. Order to the sheriff of Northamptonshire to permit him to have respite. (S) FRsHIII.

[––Thomas & Joan––]

~1245, Thomas married Joan in Leicestershire.

1245, Thomas de Astley held Wetintone for a knight’s fee. (S) Weddington Castle.

1248, Thomas serving Simon de Montfort in Gascony [Bordeaux].

~1249, Joan died.


~1250, Thomas married 2nd Edith, d/o Peter, constable of Melton Constable, Norfolk.

5/3/1254, Protection with clause volumus for the following who are going with the queen to the king in Gascony; … Thomas de Estleg. (S) CPRs.

6/1258, King Henry signed the Provisions of Oxford. These limitations by parliament [led by Simon de Montfort, Earl of Leicester] granted money to Henry in exchange for administrative reform.

3/1262, King Henry repudiated the Provisions of Oxford.

1262, Thomas a “baronial keeper” in Warwickshire.

4/12/1263, Simon de Montfort returned to England to lead a rebellion of barons.

1263, Thomas gave his son Thomas the fee of Hill Morton.

5/14/1264, King Henry and lord Edward captured by Gilbert de Clare at the battle of Lewes, “at the Mill of the Hide”. An estimated 2700 died.

1264-65, Simon de Montfort effectively ruled England.

1/1265, Thomas granted an annual market and fair at Hill Morton, Warwick. (S) CChRs.

5/28/1265, Lord Edward escaped captivity.

7/31/1265, Lord Edward [I] defeated Simon de Montfort’s son Simon at the battle of Kenilworth, Warwickshire.

8/4/1265, Thomas, a standard bearer of Simon de Montfort, killed at the battle of Evesham.

8/4/1265, Lord Edward [I] defeated Montfort’s army at the battle of Evesham, Worcester, ending the Baron’s Revolt. Montfort and 2 of his sons were killed. [Queen Eleanor had sent archers from her mother’s county of Ponthieu in France.]

 (S) General and Heraldic Dic. of the Peerages, John Burke. (S) Gen. Hist. of the Dormant … Sir Bernard Burke. (S) Baronetage of England, V2, Wotton, 1771.

Children of Thomas and Joan:

i. Andrew de Asteley (30422168), born ~1246 in Broughton Astley, Leicestershire, England.

ii. Isabel de Asteley, born ? in Broughton Astley, Leicestershire, England.

Isabel married William de Bermingham, s/o Robert de Bermingham. (Son Peter summoned to parliament in Ireland as Baron Athenry.)

iii. Richard de Asteley, born ? in Broughton Astley, Leicestershire, England.

Children of Thomas and Edith:

i. Thomas de Asteley, born ~1250 in Broughton Astley, Leicestershire, England.

1263 Thomas de Astley, senior, granted the manor and advowson of Hillmorton to Thomas, his eldest son by his second wife. (S) British History, Parishes: Hillmorton.

By 1284, Thomas died without children; his brother Ralph succeeding.

ii. Ralph de Asteley, born ? in Broughton Astley, Leicestershire, England.

iii. John de Asteley, born ? in Broughton Astley, Leicestershire, England.

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