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Saturday, September 5, 2020

Earl Hugh de Vere & Countess Hawise de Quincy

 47279564. Earl Hugh de Vere & 47279565. Countess Hawise de Quincy

~1210, Hugh born in Hatfield, Essex, England, s/o 94559128. Robert de Vere & 94559129. Isabel Bolebec.

~1210, Hawise born in England, youngest d/o 39979012. Saire de Quincy & 39979013. Margaret de Beaumont.

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

1221, Hugh succeeded his father.

10/20/1222, Henry III, King of England granted custody of ‘Hugonis filii et heredis Roberti de Ver, quondam comitis Oxonie’ to ‘Ysabelle de Bolebec comitisse Oxonie’. (S) FMG. [Isabel purchased wardship of Hugh and his inheritance for 6000 marks.]

[––Hugh & Hawise––]

2/11/1223, Margaret countess of Winchester has made fine with the king by 400m that Hawise, her daughter, may be married to Hugh, son and heir of R. de Vere, formerly earl of Oxford, … (S) FRsHIII. Hawise granted Hugh £4 8s worth of rent.

1231, Hugh did homage for his lands and title.

1232, Hugh de Ver complained that John de Pratellis had made a road n Great Tew narrower. (S) Honors and Knights’ Fees, Ferrar, 1923, P241.

5/22/1233, Hugh knighted, became 4th Earl of Oxford, and took possession of his father’s lands.

2/21/1234, Hugh de Ver, earl of Oxford, has letters directeed to his knights and free tenants requesting an aid to acquit his debts. (S) CPRs.

9/2/1234, Hugh, earl of Oxford, forbidden to go to the tournaments at Northampton or Cambridge. (S) CPRs.

1/19/1236, Hugh participated at Chamberlain of England in the coronation of Queen Eleanor.

4/13/1236, Order to the barons of the Exchequer to place in respite the demand for all debts that they make from H. earl of Oxford. (S) FRsHIII.

2/12/1237, Protection for Hugh, earl of Oxford, so long as he be on pilgrimage beyond seas. The Like for Isabel, countess of Oxford [his mother]. (S) CPRs.

1237, Hugh, earl of Oxford, with King Alexander II of Scotland at York where he witnessed a treaty with King Henry II.

10/18/1238, Hugh, earl of Oxford, granted a market at Prittlewell, Essex.

1239, Hugh, earl of Oxford, gave Ketteringham in frank marriage of his Margaret to a s/o Hugh de Cressi. (S) Norfolk Archaeology, V3, 1852, P263.

1243, Hugh and Hawise de Vere entered a plea against Roger de Quincy [her brother] to warrant to them a kt.’s fee in Laughton for which she had the charter of Margaret, Countess of Winchester [her mother]. (S) A History of the County of Leicestershire, Laughton V5, 1964, PP213-20.

2/1245, Hugh’s mother Isabel died; Hugh, “Baron de Bolebec” gave £100 for livery of her lands.

9/1245, Hugh served with the king in Wales.

1246, Hugh, earl of Oxford, among the barons who protested to the pope against oppression of the realm by the king.

1246-7, Grant by Hugh de Ver, Earl of Oxford, to John de Gisorz, citizen of London, for 60l. and a cask of wine, of his messuage in the parish of St. Michael of Paternostercherche. (S) UKNA.

1248, Hugh summoned to parliament at which Henry III was criticized for his outrageous expenditures, and told that neither his treasurer nor chancellor had the confidence of the lords.

6/24/1249, Hugh bought, from the Bishop of London, the wardship of the land with the marriage of Alice de Sanford. [The Bishop had paid 1000 marks for the marriage and wardship right].

7/3/1249, The king has granted to the bishop of London that Hugh de Vere, earl of Oxford, may answer for him at the Exchequer for the 1000m by which the same bishop made fine with the king for having the custody of the land and heir of Gilbert de Saunford. (S) FRsHIII.

3/5/1250, Hugh granted a market and fair at Earls Colne, Essex.

1250, Hugh went on crusade, joning up with the French forces led by King Louis IX, which had departed 8/1248.

4/6/1250, King Louis defeated and captured at the 6-hour battle of Fariskur by Egyptian forces.

1250, Most of the French barons, including Charles and Alphonse, brothers of Louis, returned to France. Louis and a handful of knights remained at Acre awaiting money from France to free the remaining prisoners.

1252, King Louis and the Sultan of Cairo made peace.

1253, Hugh, earl of Oxford, present in Westminster Hall at the excommunication of those in violation of the Magna Carta.

11/1254, Hugh de Ver, earl of Oxford, held the market at Castle Hedingham, Essex.

11/18/1255, Hugh, Earl of Oxford, presented H. de Essintun as prior of Colne.

8/9/1257, Hugh de Ver, earl of Oxford, going in service to Wales with Edward, the king’s son. (S) CPRs.

9/12/1257, Hugh de Vere, earl of Oxford, granted a market and fair at Chesham, Buckinghamshire.

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. Hugh, earl of oxford, was an advocate of the Provisions. Hugh was elected to the Committee of 24.

12/26/1258, Hugh, earl of Oxford, witnessed a royal charter at Westminster. (S) Royal Charter Witness Lists of Henry III, V292, 2001, P122.

10/1259, Hugh, to fill a vacancy, elected to the Committee of 12 of the Provisions of Oxford.

10/8/1260, Hugh, earl of Oxford, present before the king in the wardrobe, where a letter was read receiving Henry son of the king of Almain as the attorney of Simon de Muntfort, earl of Leicester, pertaining to the service of stewardship. (S) CPRs.

11/7/1261, Hugh, earl of Oxford, witnessed a royal charter at the Tower. (S) Royal Charter Witness Lists of Henry III, V292, 2001, P135.

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

7/15/1262, Richard de Clare, earl of Gloucester and Hertford, at his death, held 10 fees in Staine Hundred by Hugh, earl of Oxford. (S) Feudal Cambridgeshire, P130.

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

4/1263, H. de Vere, earl of Oxford, 10m for Easter term year 47 of 20m. p.a. for the third penny of Oxfordshire, by writ patent. Paid to Henry his steward in tallies. (S) CLRs, V5.

10/17/1263, Hugh, earl of Oxford, [one of many] to come to the king at Wyndesor with the horses and arms … (S) CPRs.

Bef. 12/23/1263, Hugh, Chamberlain of England, died leaving a will; buried at Earls Colne church.


1273, Hawise living.

2/3/1274, Hawise died.

(S) Gazetteer of Markets and Fairs in England and Wales to 1516. (S) Of Armor and Men, Dressler, 2004, P37.

Children of Hugh and Hawise:

i. Isabel de Vere (60841857), born ~1233 in England.

ii. Margaret de Vere, born ? in England.

Margaret married Hugh de Cressi.

iii. Robert de Vere (23639782), born 1241 in England.

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