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Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Baron Thomas de la Roche

 60844594. Baron Thomas de la Roche

~1260, Thomas born in Wales, England.

11/16/1272, Edward I succeeded Henry III as King of England.

8/16/1282, Protection, with clause volumus, for 1 year, in Ireland for Thomas de la Roche, staying in England. (S) CPRs.

12/28/1284, Thomas de la Roche, staying in England, nominating Walter Balligaveran and Michael de Weseford in Ireland for 1 year. (S) CPRs.

8/6/1285, Order to all persons to be intendant to Thomas de la Boche to whom the king has committed the county of Cork for 5 years. (S) CFRs.

5/15/1290, Thomas de la Roche acknowledges that he owes to Robert de Stapelton £60; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in Wales.

5/16/1290, Writ de intendendo directed to archbishops, bishops and others in the county of Cork, in favour of Thomas de la Roche, appointed to the custody of the said county as sheriff for 5 years from Whitsunday. (S) CPRs.

2/6/1292, Order to William de Vescy, justiciary of Ireland, to deliver to Thomas de la Roche the county of Cork. (S) CFRs.

1293-95, Thomas de la Roche complains about the wrongs and harms done him by William de Valence and his bailiffs, about which he complained at the parliament … he has been unable to receive justice from William de Valence and his Steward of West Wales in his court, and has been attached and imprisoned. He asks for a justice to be sent at his expense to inquire into these wrongs, and that 9 of his men, who have been imprisoned, might be released. (S) UKNA.

1293-95, Writ from Edward I to William de Valence, asking him to make amends for the wrong done to Thomas de la Roche and Walter Renbaud, his bailiff, when John Wogan had them arrested for holding an inquisition on, and burying, a man killed within Thomas' manor of La Roche, as has been Thomas' right from time immemorial, and would not release them until they had found mainpernors; and also to release his men whom he is holding. (S) UKNA. [Thomas de la Rochae, lord of the barony of la Roche. (S) Parliamentary Rolls, 2005.]

8/28/1295, To Thomas de la Roche. Order to go in person with the men-at-arms assigned to him by the king for the defence of South Wales to the castle of Lampadervaur, and to receive from the constable of that castle 46 Welshmen of the 126 Welshmen whom the king lately caused to be taken as hostages from divers parts of South Wales, and to cause them to be taken under safe conduct to the castle of Kermerdyn. (S) CCRs.

1/4/1297, Commission of oyer and terminer to Thomas de la Roche, Gilbert de la Roche, … by jury of the county of Haverford … in West Wales, … (S) CCRs.

2/20/1298, Order to cause Thomas de la Roche to be acquitted of £259 exacted from him for the arrears of his account for the time when he was sheriff of Cork in Ireland. (S) CCRs.

9/24/1298, The Prior of Pill states that Thomas de la Roche has destroyed the goods of his house, and imprisoned his monks and his people, and ransomed them at his pleasure. (S) UKNA.

11/12/1299, Thomas de la Roche summoned as a baron to perform military service in person against the Scots, to muster at York.

3/6/1300, Thomas summoned to parliament at London.

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.

6/24/1300, Thomas de la Roche summoned as a baron to perform military service in person against the Scots, to muster at Carlisle.

7/9/1300, Siege of Caerlaverock castle in Scotland began.

1/20/1301, Thomas summoned to parliament at Lincoln.

2/12/1301, ‘Thomas Dominus de la Roche’ joined the barons’ letter to the Pope.

7/1/1302, Thomas summoned to parliament at Westminster.

5/26/1303, Thomas summoned against the Scots, to muster at Berwick-upon-Tweed.

2/28/1305, Thomas summoned to parliament at Westminster.

5/30/1306, Thomas summoned to parliament at Westminster.

1/20/1307, Thomas summoned to parliament at Carlisle.

7/7/1307, Edward II succeeded Edward I as King of England.

8/26/1307, IPM of Guy de Brian. Carmearthen. … Pulgogam. 1/2 knight’s fee held by Thomas de la Roche by service of a serjeant with hauberk and bacinet, or 2 footmen, and suit of court … (S) CIsPM.

5/1/1308, Thomas de la Roche, staying in Wales, has letters nominating … (S) CPRs.

3/4/1309, Protection, in Ireland, for 2 years, for Thomas de la Roche staying in Wales. (S) CPRs.

9/6/1314, Thomas de la Roche, staying in Wales, has letters nominating … (S) CPRs.

6/11/1315, Thomas de la Roche, of Wales, going to Ireland, has letters nominating … (S) CPRs.

2/16/1316, For the good service which … Thomas de la Roche [many listed] … has often done to the K. and will do so in future in fighting the Scottish and Irish enemies of the K. in the parts of Leinster … (S) CPRs.

Thomas died.

(S) The Parliament Writs, 1827, P805.

Family notes:

·         3/11/1383, IPM of Margaret, late the wife of Roger de Claryndon, knight. Hereford and the adjacent March of Wales: Aylwardeston, co. Pembroke. The manor, … Kyngesdon, co. Pembroke. The manor, … William de la Roche, her grandfather, late lord of the said manors, had 4 sisters, Joan, Alice, Margaret and Lucy. Joan was married to David de la Roche of Landecomb, and they begat Robert de la Roche, knight, who begat John de la Roche, knight, who begat Thomas de la Roche, who is kinsman and one of the heirs of the said Margaret. He is 11 years of age and more. Alice was married to Thomas le Erchedekene (30422296), knight, of the county of Cornwall, and they begat John le Erchedekene (15211148), knight, who begat Warin le Erchedekene (7605574), knight, who is kinsman and one of the heirs of the said Margaret. He is 28 years of age and more. Margaret and Lucy, the other sisters, died long ago. Oggeston. The manor, … Kyngeston. The manor, … All the above came into the hands of the late king by the death of Mariota de Roch and by reason of the minority of the said Margaret, her daughter and heir, who died while a minor in the present king’s wardship. … Thomas de Roche, aged 11 years and more, Warin le Erchedekene, aged 28 years and more, and Eleanor wife of Robert Verney, aged 45 years and more, are her heirs, namely, Thomas as son of John de la Roch, knight, son of Robert de la Roch, knight, son of Joan de la Roch, one of the sisters of William de la Roch, father of the aforesaid Mariota her mother, Warin as son of John Lerchedekene, son of Alice de Roche, second sister of the said William, and Eleanor as daughter of Lucy de Roch, third sister of the said William. Margaret, William’s fourth (IV) sister, died without heir of her body. (S) CIsPM.

·         1392-93, David son of Robert Flemyng to Thomas Flemyng, knight, … Grant of the manors of "Makkereleswallis " and Eglwys Cymmyn ( Ekgeleskemyn ) and of all other manors in the county late of William de la Roche, father of Mariota, mother of Margaret late the wife of Roger de Charyndon, knight : Carm. (S) UKNA.

Child of Thomas and ?:

i. Alice de la Roche (30422297), born ~1285 in England.

ii. William de la Roche, born ~1290 in England.

6/25/1325, William son of Thomas de la Roche, staying in Wales, has letters … (S) CPRs.

Child: Mariota de Roch who married ? Fleming; who had a daughter and heir Margaret Fleming; who married Roger de Clarydon, knight. 1383, Margaret died a minor in the king’s wardship; the descendents of her grandfather William her heirs.

iii. Joan de la Roche, born ~1295 in England.

Joan married David de la Roche of Landecomb.

Son: Robert de la Roche, knight, who begat John de la Roche, knight, who begat Thomas de la Roche (b.1371).

iv. Margaret de la Roche, born ~1300 in England.

Margaret died with heirs of her body.

v. Lucy de la Roche, born ~1305 in England.

Child: Eleanor (b.1336) who married Robert Verney.

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