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Thursday, September 3, 2020

Baron Thomas de Moulton & Lady Maud de Vaux

 47281290. Baron Thomas de Moulton & 47281291. Lady Maud de Vaux

10/28/1216, Henry III, age 9, crowned king of England.

~1218, Thomas de Multon born in England, s/o 47282320. Thomas de Multon & 47282323. Ada de Moreville.

~1218, Maud born in England, d/o 94562582. Hubert de Vaux.

1231, Justice Thomas de Muleton [the father] settled his estates at Whaplode and Holbeach on his son Thomas, who’s homage he received in court before his fellow justices. (S) Studies in 13th Century Justice, Meekings, 1981, P158.

[––Thomas & Maud––]

1235-36, Thomas married Maud, acquiring the barony of Gillesland.

1236-40, Thomas’ father died.

7/17/1240, Thomas of Moulton, son and heir of Ada de Morville, has made fine by £40 for his relief. (S) FRsHIII.

10/11/1240, Thomas of Moulton and Matilda, his wife, give 1m for having a pone. Order to the sheriff of Norfolk. (S) FRsHIII.

1242, Thomas and Matilda granted free warren in all his demesne land in Cumberland, Yorkshire, Norfolk and Suffolk. [And after the death of Matilda’s mother, also free warren in Somerset and Devon.]

7/18/1242, The prior of St. Katherine’s, Lincoln , gives the king 1 mark for having a writ relating to the county of Lincolnshire before the justices at Westminster. Order to the sheriff of Lincolnshire to take security from Thomas of Moulton. (S) FRsHIII.

8/1245, Thomas of Moulton, patron, presented to the living at Kirk Oswald, outside the forest of Inglewood. (S) Pubs. Of the Selden Soc., V111, 1996, P74.

11/29/1246, If Thomas of Moulton (47281290) will give him good security that he will answer the king for debts which Lambert of Moulton (121690408), his brother, owed the king, if he was bound to the king in any debts, then he is to permit him and the remaining executors of Lambert’s testament to have free administration of all goods and chattels formerly of Lambert in order to make execution of his testament. (S)( FRsHIII.

1248, Thomas de Multon granted 2 fairs at Brampton, and a weekly market.

1252, Thomas paid a fine of 400 marks for the office of Forester of Cumberland, inherited from his mother.

10/31/1252, at Windsor, Thomas and Matilda witnessed a charter of King Henry III. (S) Royal Charter Witness Lists of Henry III, Morris, 2001.

1253, Thomas and Maud appear in a charter. (S) Cartulary Series, V1, 1897, P107.

1255, An agreement made in the presence of Lord H. de Bacon, justice, … between the Prior and Covent of Lanercost and Lord Thos. de Multon and Matilda his wife, concerning divers differences and the perambulation made by twelve lawful men … (S) Transactions of the Royal Society, 1866, P482.

1256, John le Faucuyner v. Thomas son of Lambert de Moleton over the advowson of Goseford. John recognised the advowson as the right of Thomas, … Thomas released and quitclaimed from himself and his heirs to Thomas son of Thomas de Muleton and Matilda his wife, and to the heirs of Matilda 20£ annual cornage rent, which Thomas son of Thomas and Matilda used to pay to Thomas son of Lambert from the manor of Goesford. (S) Transactions of Cumberland and Westmorland, V7, 1907, P225.

1258, Thomas summoned against the Scots in support of the Scottish monarch, King Henry’s son-in-law.

4/12/1263, Simon de Montfort, earl of Leicester, began a rebellion of barons.

1264-65, Thomas supported the rebellion of Simon de Montfort.

5/14/1264, Lord Edward (I) and his father King Henry III captured by Montfort at the battle of Lewes, Sussex, “at the Mill of the Hide”. An estimated 2700 died.

5/28/1265, Lord Edward escaped captivity by feigning participation in a horse race.

1265, After the rebellion ended, Thomas forfeited the office of Chief Forester of Inglewood; and Surlingham manor given to William de Saint Omer. [Thomas recovered by manor by fine.]

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.

10/31/1266, The Dictum de Kenilworth allowed those who had opposed the King their lives for a loss of liberties of 3 to 5 years.

1270, Thomas died.


6/29/1270, ‘Matildis de Vallibus Domina de Gillesland’ donated property to Wetherhal priory, for the soul of ‘Domini mei Thomæ de Multon’. (S) FMG.

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

~1274, Maud in the assizes at Penright as “D’na de Gilsland et manerio de Cumquinton infra Baroniam illam.”

1275, Maud settled the manor of Surlingham on herself for life, and then on her son Hubert de Multon; with free warren, assise of bread and ale, and view of frankpledge, in the towns of Surlingham, Bramerton, and Rockland.

1276, Maud issued a charter at Kircoswald to the priory of Lanercost of common pasture in Brampton and Buethby, which Robert, son of Hubert de Vaux, gave to the canons to make tithe barns. (S) Transactions of the Royal Society, 1866, P487.

1/16/1279, Pleas of the Crown … Matillidis de Vaus holds the manor of Erthingtone with the barony of Gilleslaunde of the K. as a fee of two knights. … Thomas de Moletone of Burgh holds the manors of Burgh, Ayketone, Kirkesosewalde and the barony of Burgh of the K. by cornage.

1283, James de Multon, querent; and Matilda de Multon, impedient, for the manor of Assechulle and Sevenhampton … right of James by her gift. (S) Somerset Record Society, V6, 1892, P259.

1285, Maud de Multon had a lete over all her tenants in Bramberton, Surlingham, and Rockland.

1285, Charter of Matilda de Multon for tithe of hay in Northmore. (S) Transactions of the Royal Society, 1866, P488.

1287, Maud issued a charter at Kircoswald to the priory of Lanercost.

4/16/1291, “Matill’ de Multon d’n’s de Gilsland”, and Thomas de Multon senior and junior, summoned to military service. (S) Registry of the Priory of Wetherhal, 1897, P307.

1292, “Matilda de Multon de Gyleslaund” holding the market and fair at Brampton, Cumberland.

8/12/1292 at Yrthington, Charter for a stone quarry, by Matilda de Multon, in Gillesland, but not in her park or among her corn. (S) Transactions of the Royal Society, 1866, P489.

5/1293, Maud died.

5/19/1293, Order to deliver to Hubert de Multon, son of Maud de Multon, the manor of Surlingham, … by reason of her death, … she held the manor of Hubert for life, with reversion to him, … and Thomas de Multon, her son and heir, has [previously] granted before the king that the manor shall revert to Hubert by the form of a fine. (S) CCRs. (S) Register and Records of Holm Cultram, 1929.

(S) A Gen. and Heraldic Dic., Burke, P380. (S) Memoire Written During a Survey of the Roman Wall, MacLauchian, 1858, P69. (S) Essay Towards … County of Norfolk, Blomefield, 1806. (S) Transactions of the Cumberland and Westmoreland Antiquarian, V4, 1880, P467.

Family notes:

·         In 2 of her charters Maud calls herself ‘Matilda de Vallibus, daughter of Hubert de Vallibus, Land and heir of Gillesland, formerly wife of Thomas de Muleton.’ (S) Registry of the Priory of Wetherhal, 1897, P306.

·         Matilda de Multon granted land beyond Knoveran, which was held by Roger de Mora, to St. Mary Magdalene, Lanercost. (S) Transactions of the Royal Society of Literature, 1866, P487. [Matilda granted charters up to her death without the consent of her son or grandson, but always with her husband when he was alive.]

Children of Thomas and Maud:

i. Aline de Multon (23640645), born ~1236 in England.

ii. Thomas de Multon (243382536), born ~1238 in England.

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