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Thursday, September 3, 2020

Lord Henry de Gray & Isolda Bardolf

 47280384. Lord Henry de Gray & 47280385. Isolda Bardolf

~1165, Henry born in England, s/o 94560768. John de Gray.

~1180, Ysolda  born in England, d/o 40003842. Vicount Hugh Bardolf & 40003843. Isabel de Condet.

Aft. 1187, John, count of Mortain [future King John] bestowed Codor on his servant Henry de Gray [later described as a knight of King John.]

11/3/1189, Richard I crowned king of England.

1190, Henry accompanied King Richard I on crusade. Richard commandeered ships and ordered them to Dover to move some of his forces to France. The fleet was then to move to Marsailles to meet up with the combined English and French troops.

7/1190, the English and French armies met at Lyons; where they learned that the German Emperor, leading his forces to the crusade, had died in an accident.

1191, Richard captured the city of Messina, Sicily, after they had refused to let the English ships land. 24 ships sank in a storm on the way to Cyprus.

5/1191, Richard captured Cyprus, which he would use as a supply base for his forces.

7/1191, The crusaders captured Acre. Many of the forces, especially the Germans, then returned home.

1191, Henry de Gray described in a battle of the Earl of Leicester against the Turks. (S) Chronicles of the Crusades, 1903, P255.

9/5/1191, King Richard defeated Saladin at the battle of Arsuf.

12/1191, King Richard and his forces arrived at Beit Nuba, 12 miles from Jerusalem.

1/10/1192, at Jaffa, Henry de Gray a witness to a royal charter of King Richard I. (S) Calendar of Document Preserved in France, V1, 1899, P53.

8/1/1192, King Richard conducted a sea assault on Jaffa, which had been recaptured by Saladin.

9/2/1192, King Richard made a 3-year truce with Saladin.

9/9/1192, King Richard turned over command of the crusaders to Henry of Champagne.

12/21/1192, King Richard, returning from crusade, was captured near Vienna by Leopold V, Duke of Austria. [King Richard would be held 2 years for a ransom of 100,000 silver marks of Cologne.]

1194, Henry granted the manor of Thurrock by King Richard I [later confirmed by King John]. (S) The New British Traveller, Dugdale, 1819, P404.

5/12/1194, Henry attended King Richard as he sailed from Portsmouth with an army and siege engines for Barfleur, from which they traveled to Caen, then Bayeux, then Lisieux.

1194, Isaac required to pay 1000 marks to Henry de Gray who was “keeper of the Jews in Normandy.” (S) Jews in Medieval Normandy, Golb, 1998, P373.

1195, King Richard signed the Treaty of Louviers with King Philip II of France.

1196, Henry de Gray pardoned the scutage of 5 fees of Peverel because he was with the army in Normandy.

1197, William Brieguerre gave an account of £5 of the scutage of Henry de Gray for 5 knights’ fees of the Honour of Peverel of Nottingham. (S) Magni Rotuli Scaccarii Normanniae, V2, 1844, P81.

1198, Henry de Gray (of Thin-rock, &c.) was Bailiff of Verneuil in Normandy. (S) Notes and Queries, Oxford Journals, 1913, P235.

3/26/1199, King Richard wounded at Chalus-Chabrol by a crossbowman shooting from the castle tower. [Richard died soon afterwards.]

5/27/1199, John crowned king of England.

[––Henry & Isolda––]

1200, Henry acquired the manor of Codnor through marriage to Isolda. Henry started the construction of the 1st stone castle at the site.

1200, Henry de Grey of Codnor, Derbyshire, became involved in a lawsuit with the prior and convent of Lenton concerning the patronage of one mediety of Attenborough church [ended by his son Robert in 1240.] (S) History of the Parish and Priory of Lenton, Godfrey, 1884, P124.

1201, Henry de Gray in possession of the manor of Codnor, and had remission of scutage of 12 marks for 6 fees of Peverel.

1205, Henry’s brother Walter de Gray appointed Lord Chancellor of England.

1206, King John gave the lands of John de Humez, which had been forfeited due to arms against the king, to Henry de Grey. (S) History and Antiquities of Buckingham, V4, 1847, P57.

1206, Henry de Gray in possession of the manor of Codnor.

1/1/1207, Henry de Gray acquired 30 librates of land in Risborough, Bucks., for his support in the king’s service.

Bef. 1208, Samson de Strelleya and Geoffrey his son were witnesses to a deed of Henry de Grey and  and his wife Ysoud, of Codnor castle, grant a piece of the park of Shirland to William, son of Robert, lord of Alfreton. (S) Journal of Derbyshire Arch. …, Vs13-16, 1891, P20.

1211, Henry’s paternal uncle, also named John de Grey, created Lord Justice in Ireland.

1212, Henry de Gray held 1 knight’s fee in Heanor, 1 in Normanton, 1 in Shirland, 1 in Codnor and Toton [all in Derbyshire], 1 in Berley and 1 in Radcliffe-on-Trent [in Nottingham].

1214, Henry de Gray claimed the advowson of Attenborough based on having previously given the church to John de Alecun [deceased – the previous rector]. (S) English Episcopal Acta, York, Lovatt, 2004, P43.

1215, Henry’s brother Walter de Gray appointed Archbishop of York.

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

1216, The lands of John de Humez in Leciestershire granted to Henry de Grey of Condor.

1217, Henry granted the manor of Grimston, Nottinghamshire.

1219, Henry, knt. of Grays Thurrock, Essex died.


7/16/1219, The sheriff, by King’s mandate, ordered to let the lands held of Isolda, widow of Henry “abide in peace.”

1221, Isolda obtained ½ mark in rent in Nottingham as compensation for her house and rent taken for the enlargement of the castle ditch of Nottingham.

1224, A knight and free tenants of Isolda were deputed to defend her house at Cotterle because of a disturbance in those parts.

1225, Robert Bardolf of Great Carlton, Lincolnshire, and Hoo, Kent, died; his lands in Kent, Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire were divided between his 2 nephews, Jordan Foliot and Ralph Paynel, and his niece Isolda de Gray. (S) Henry III Fine Rolls Project.

7/1/1225, The king has taken the homage of Jordan Foliot (47281512), Isolda de Gray and Ralph Paynel (30419040) for the portions that fall to them of the lands formerly of Robert Bardolf, their uncle, which he held of the king in chief. … to have full seisin of their portions … (S) FRsHIII.

By 1235, Isolda married 2nd Reginald de Mendre; holding Codnor and a purparty of the manor of Hoo.

1242, Isolda de Gray held 5.5 fees in Codnor of Peverel.

1242-43, Isolda and Nicholas Poinz in custody of lands of the heir of Jordan Foliot, a minor.

6/29/1244, Grant to William de Grey, … 10 bovates … of the gift of Isolda de Grey in Sandiacre, and which the said Isolda had of the gift of Richard de Sandiacre. (S) CChRs.

1244, Institution of John de Bella Acqua to a mediety of the church of Adingeburgh at the presentation of dame Isolda de Gray. (S) Register, or Rolls, of Walter Gray, Lord Archbishop of York, 1872, P93.

1246, Isolda died; estate valued at £33 17s 11d; Richard de Gray is her son and next heir. (S) Archaeologia Cantiana, V2, 1859, P294.

6/18/1246, IPM of Inseult de Grey. Richard de Gray, her son, is her heir. Kent: Hoo, a moiety of the manor held, by an exchange made with her 4 coparceners, by service of ½ knight's fee, but only 1/5 of the manor came to her by inheritance. (S) CIsPM.

(S) Honors and Knights’ Fees, Farrer, 1923, P149.

Children of Henry and Isolda: [6 sons]

i. Richard de Grey (30424578), born 1202 in England. [Heir]

ii. John de Grey (23640192), born ~1210 in England.

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