~1190, Geoffrey born in England, s/o 94556040. Henry de Armentiers.
~1203, Juliane born in England, d/o 94556042. Earl Gilbert de Gant of Folkingham.
By 1214, Geoffrey’s father died.
1215-16, Geoffrey an opponent of King John in the civil war; his lands in Leicester escheated to the crown. (S) Houshold Knights of King John, Church, 1999, P93.
6/19/1215 at Runnymede near Windsor, King John forced to agree to the terms of the Magna Carta.
10/28/1216, Henry III, age 9, crowned king of England.
1218, Geoffrey de Armenters, son of Henry, acquired land in Burley from Robert son of Ralph.
9/30/1221, Order to take into the king’s hand without delay all of the king’s demesne lands in Cambridgeshire, namely those demesnes of which King John, the king’s father, was seised at the beginning of the war between him and his barons. … to the sheriff of Rutland. Thomas Tuschet. Geoffrey de Armenters … (S) FRsHIII.
8/26/1224, Geoffrey de Armenters has made fine with the king by £100 for having seisin of the manor of Stowe with appurtenances, which Geoffrey mortgaged to Roger de Neville for a term of 16 years. (S) FRsHIII.
9/8/1224, Ralph de Bray has made fine with the king by £200 for having his grace and benevolence and for having seisin of his lands, wardships and farms that were taken into the king’s hand, except for the vill of Stowe … which the king has granted to Geoffrey de Armenters, who has made fine with him for having seisin of the said vill, … (S) FRsHIII.
5/28/1228, Geoffrey de Armenters gives the king £100 for having his charter that he and his heirs are not placed on any assize, jury or recognisance. (S) FRsHIII.
1/1229, The king has placed in respite, until Easter next following, the 25m that Geoffrey de Armenters ought to have rendered to him. (S) FRsHIII.
11/1229, Geoffrey de Armenters gives the king 3m for having a pone against Hugh of Pattishall, concerning customs and services etc. in Stowe. (S) FRsHIII.
1230, Geoffreys one of the commissioners on the Assize of Arms for Rutland.
12/1230, Petrus de Ruddeham, clericus, presentatus per Galfridum de Armenters, militem, ad ecclesiam de Kiselingbur’. (S) Rutuli Hugonis de Welles, Pt8, 1906, P113.
1235-36, Geoffrey paid 4 marks for 2 fees of the honour of Gant in Rutland.
1235-53, Stowe-nine-churches R.— Patron: G. de Armenters. Nicholas Pepyn is instituted. (S) Rotuli Roberti Gosseteste, Episcoli Lincolniensis.
7/26/1236, Geoffrey de Armenters heading a novel disseisin at Cotton.
1237, Geoffrey assigned to assess and collect the 30th taxes in Northamptonshire.
6/15/1237, Gaol delivery at Northampton. William de Insula … Geoffrey de Armenters.
7/3/1238, Gaol delivery at Northampton. Geoffrey de Armenters …
4/25/1240, Geoffrey de Armenters gives 5m for summoning William son of Hamo before the itinerant justices at Chelmsford. (S) FRsHIII.
4/15/1241, Assize at Brampton. William de Culworth, Geoffrey de Armenters, …
1242, Juliane died.
1243, Geoffrey de Armeters held a quarter of a knight’s fee of Honington of Gaunt. (S) The Ancestor, 1902, P191.
6/4/1246, Gaol delivery at Northampton. Geoffrey de Armenters …
1247, At Westminster, Crown grant of Henry III To Geoffrey de Armenters. - Free warren in Geoffrey's manors of Stow, Kislingbury, [Kiselingburi] and Buruleg. (S) UKNA.
9/16/1247, Geoffrey de Armenters gives 20m for a charter to have a warren in his manors of Stow, Kislingbury, and Buruleg. (S) FRsHIII, (S) UKNA.
By 1253, Geoffrey de Armenters, of Stowe and Kislingbury, Northamptonshire, and Burley, Rutland died.
· Geoffrey appears most frequently during this time [1221-41] in the counties of Northamptonshire and Rutland for assizes and gaol delivery. Only a few of his assigments were listed.
· Geoffrey held 4 knights’ fees of the honour of Gant, 2 at Kislingbury and Heyford, and 2 at Stowe.
(S) A Gen. History of the Dormant …, Burke, P227. (S) Origins of the English Gentry, Coss, 2005. (S) History, Gazetter, and Directory of Northamptonshire, 1849, P470. (S) Hist. of Rutland, V2, 1935, Burley.
Child of Geoffrey and Juliane:
i. John de Armenters, born ? in England.
1253, John had respite for becoming a knight. (S) Hist. of Rutland, V2, 1935, Burley.
1292-93, John died, his heir his niece, d/o younger brother Henry.
ii. Henry de Armenters (23639010), born ~1220 in Engand.