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Thursday, September 3, 2020

Baron Thomas de Furnival & Lady Joan le Despenser

 47280222. Baron Thomas de Furnival & 47280223. Lady Joan le Despenser

By 1265, Joan born in England, d/o 11819496. Sir Hugh le Despenser & 11819497. Aline Basset.

~1267, Thomas, s/o 94560444. Thomas de Furnivall.

1291, Thomas’ father died.

5/23/1291, Order to the escheator on this side Trent to deliver to Thomas de Furnivall, son and heir of Thomas de Furnivall, tenant in chief, the lands late of his said father, he having done homage. (S) CFRs.

5/30/1291, Presentation … church of Handeswrth, in the king’s gift by reason of the lands late of Thomas de Furnivall, tenant in chief, being in his hands. (S) CPRs.

6/5/1291, Order to deliver to Thomas de Furnivall, son and heir of Thomas de Furnivall, tenant in chief, the lands late of his said father, he having done homage. (S) CFRs.

 [––Thomas & Joan––]

~1292, Thomas married Joan.

1294-1332, Thomas summoned to parliament.

11/12/1296, Thomas granted a market and fair at Worksop, Nottinghamshire. (S) Gazetteer of Markets and Fairs

1/26/1297, Thomas summoned to attend the king at Salisbury.

5/1297–4/5/1327, Thomas received summons for military sevice.

3/1/1297, Commission … touching the persons, … who tell news whereby discord may arise  between the king and the prelates, earls, barons … and to take and imprison … Thomas de Furnival and the sheriff of Derby … (S) CPRs.

8/10/1297 at Sheffield, Thomas De Furnival granted a charter giving the people of Sheffield self-government, in return for a payment of £3 8s 9.25d of silver a year. (S) Sheffield City Council. (S) UKNA.

6/12/1298, IPM of William de Bello Campo (11819498), earl of Warwick. York: … Schefeld. A tenement in the manor called ‘le Dichall’ held of the dower of Maud (11819499) his wife, of the lands &c. which were of Gerard de Furnivall (189120888) her first husband; which tenement after her death ought to revert to Thomas de Furnivall (47280222), now lord of Hallumschire, as kinsman and heir of the said Gerard. (S) CIsPM.

7/22/1298, Thomas fought at the battle of Falkirk.

7/22/1298, King Edward defeated Sir William Wallace (Braveheart) at the battle of Falkirk, Scotland. The Scots defensive position was strong, but based on spearmen with support of some cavalry and archers. Edward’s armored knights were repulsed by the amassed spear points. King Edward brought up his Welsh longbowmen. They cut gaps into the Scottish ranks through which the mounted English knights could charge. The Scots were routed, but Wallace escaped.

11/25/1299, Creditor: Thomas de Furnival, knight [of Bassetlaw Wapentake, Notts]. (S) UKNA.

3/13/1300, Thomas de Furnival acknowledges that he owes Edmund, earl of Cornwall, 100 marks. (S) CCRs.

4/1/1300, … ordered … to cause all and singular of … knights, esquires or others having £40 yearly of land … to provide themselves with horses and arms … be with the king at Carlisle at Midsummer next, ready to set out with him at his wages against the Scots. (S) CCRs.

7/9/1300, Siege of Caerlaverock castle in Scotland began. Thomas de Fourneval at the siege.

11/21/1301, Writ of aid for … appointed to select in the county of York 1,100 foot, directed to William le Vavassur and Thomas de Furnivall. (S) CPRs.

1/30/1302, Commission … the marriage of Thomas [le Chaumberleyne], by demise of Thomas de Furnivall, … the heir refused a competent marriage, and Thomas de Furnivall ejected him from the said custody and carried away his goods at Thorp, co. York. (S) CPRs.

2/24/1303, An English invasion force, coming by Borthwick castle near Catcune, were decimated by Scotish archers in the third and last skirmish of the battle of Roslin Muir [aka Roslin Glen].

4/9/1303, Letters of credence, directed to the knights, and all other men capable of arms … touching the Scotch expedition … The county of York, for Thomas de Furnivall, Marmaduke de Tweng and William de Cantilupo. (S) CPRs.

3/12/1305, Thomas de Furnivall of the county of York a mainpernor for John Deyvill (527658). (S) CFRs.

1306 at Carlisle, Thomas de Furnivall a witness to a royal charter during parliament. (S) English Historical Review, V33, 1918, P467.

7/4/1306 at York, Debtor: Thomas de Furnivall, knight [lord of Sheffield, Strafforth Wapentake, W.R., and of the barony of Hallamshire, W.R.Yorks … Creditor: John Marmion (47280220), knight [held part of Stanwick in Gilling West Wapentake, Little Langton, and Manfield in Gilling East Wapentake, Wath and Exelby in Halikeld Wapentake [N.R.Yorks]. Amount: £300. (S) UKNA.

4/1/1307, Pardon to Thomas de Furnivall for acquiring in fee the manor of Eyum, co. Derby, from Roger de Morteyn, who held in chief. (S) CPRs.

7/7/1307, Edward II became king on the death of his father.

9/4/1316, Commission of oyer … on complaint by Thomas de Furnivall the elder that … broke his parks at Sheffeld and Whitstan, co. York. (S) CPRs.

1318, Thomas paid a fine fo £200 to marry his son Thomas to Johanna de Verdun.

1319, Lord Thomas de Furnivall, the new Lord of Alton, made many exactions on the Croxden monks. (S) Journal, Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland, 1899, P418.

8/4/1320, Commission of oyer … on complaint by Thomas de Furnivall, the elder that … broke his park at Wirksop, co. Nottingham. (S) CPRs.

5/24/1321, Assembly of the northern lords at Pomfret, under the earl of Lancaster “… de Pontefracto ad mandatum comitis Lancastriae … videlicet ipse comes primo cum suis, Thomas de Multone, Thomas de Fournivalle, Edmundus Deyncourt, Henricus filus Hugonis, Raldulfus de Graystoke, …, Marmadukus de Thwynge, …, Henricus de Percy, Johannes de Marmillone, … barones et banoretti ; … (S) Chronicles of the Reigns of Edward I and Edware II, 1882, P61.

Joan died.


Thomas married 2nd Elizabeth de Montfort (2495307).

6/8/1322, Pardon, for a fine of £200 made by Thomas de Fournivall the elder, to him and to Elizabeth, late the wife of William de Monte Acuto, tenant in chief, of their trespass in intermarrying without licence. (S) CFRs.

12/31/1322, Undertaking by Thomas de Furnival, sen., dominus de Hallumchire, to whom Agnes, … have granted an annual rent … (S) Desc. Catalogue of Derbyshire Charters, Bemrose, 1906, P149.

2/13/1323, To Thomas de Furnival, the elder. Order to go with horses and arms in as much power as possible to Lancashire without delay, and to be intendent to John Darcy ‘le neveu’, … sheriff of Lancaster … against the attacks of the Scots … (S) CCRs.

3/30/1324, Commission of oyer … on complaint by Thomas de Furnivall, the elder that … entered his manor at Wirkesop, co. Nottingham, and broke his park. (S) CPRs.

4/13/1325, Thomas had license to convey the manors of Sheffield, Worksop, Grassthorpe, Eyam, and Brassington to himself for life, with remainders to Thomas and William his sons. (S) CPRs.

1326, Protection with clause volumus, for 1 year … Thomas de Furnivall, the elder. (S) CPRs.

2/1/1327 at Westminster, Edward III, age 14, crowned king of England.

4/5/1327, Ralph Neville, Henry Percy, Thomas Bardolf, Thomas de Furnival, senior and junior, … summoned to military service against Robert the Bruce, to muster at York. (S) Historic Mansions of Yorkshire, V2, Wheater, 1889, P176.

7/3/1327, The army of York, 60,000 strong, led by King Edward, moved north. [The rain required them to march through slush and mire. The Scots kept moving and there were no major engagements.]

1328, Thomas de Furnivall confirmed 8 marks yearly rent to the priory of Wyrkesop. (S) Antiquities of Nottinghamshire, V2, Throsby, 1790, P390.

4/18/1332, Thomas held a market at Worksop, Nottinghamshire. (S) Gazetteer of Markets and Fairs in England and Wales to 1516.

2/3/1332, Thomas died; his estate valued at £343 13s 9.75d. (S) The Month, V81, 1894, P576.

4/18/1332, Order to the escheator beyond Trent to take into the king's hand the lands late of Thomas de Furnivall the elder, deceased, tenant in chief. (S) CFRs.

Children of Thomas and Joan:

i. Maud de Furnival (23640111), born ~1295 in England.

ii. Thomas Furnival (5908538), born 1296 in England.

6/6/1332, Order to the escheator beyond Trent to deUver to Thomas de Furnivall, son and heir of Thomas de Furnivall, tenant in chief, the lands late of his said father, he having done homage. (S) CFRs.

iii. Alain de Furnival, born ? in England.

1/28/1316, Grant to Peter de Malo Lacu, lord of Mulgreve, that he may grant for life to Aline, daughter of Thomas de Furnivall, his manor of Skendelby, co. Lincoln, held in chief. (S) CFRs. [Alain must have been married to Peter’s son who died before heirs were born.]

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