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Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Lord Nicholas Dauney & Joan Durant

 15210468. Lord Nicholas Dauney & 15210469. Joan Durant

~1275, Nicholas de Alneto born in England.

~1280, Joan born in England, d/o §§John Durant.

1300, Joan’s father died.

1300, Joan, heir to her father of a curacate of land, a water mill, and £4 of rent in Duranteslegh justa Moddeton. (S) Journal of the Royal Institution of Cornwall, Issues 53-57, P416.

By 1301, Nicholas married Joan.

8/12/1301, IPM of Joyce de Dynham. Cornwall: Landhilp. 1 knight’s fee held by Nicholas de Alneto. … (S) CIsPM.

11/13/1301, IPM of Edmund, earl of Cornwall. Cornwall: Br[*oke], Rethewille and Appeldounesford. 3 fees held by Nicholas de Alneto. (S) CIsPM.

11/6/1305, To the sheriff of Devon. Order not to put the abbot of Tavystok in default in the suit in the sheriff's court between him and Elizabeth de Alneto and Nicholas de Alneto for a debt of £100. (S) CCRs.

1306, Nicholas de Alneto served in Scotland. (S) The English Aristocracy at War, Simpkin, 2008, P139.

3/5/1306, Robert the Bruce had himself crowned king of Scotland.

6/19/1306, Battle of Methvin. Aymer de Valence had made camp at Perth. Valence was invited to leave the walls of Perth and join King Robert the Bruce in battle, but he declined. King Robert camped a few miles away at Methven. Before dawn Aymer led a surprise attack on the Scots. Though victorius, King Robert escaped.

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

2/18/1309, IPM of Henry de Bodrugan. Cornwall: … Pendrym. The manor with the borough of Loo, held of Nicholas de Aunee, as of his manor of Schevyok, by service of 1/2 knight’s fee, and doing suit at his court of La Thorne. (S) CIsPM.

8/3/1309, Protection, for 5 years, for Nicholas de Alneto, going on pilgrimage to Jersulam. (S) CPRs. [Usually in support of an earl or the king who eventually decides not to go.]

1311-12, Gilbert Crispyn & Nicholas de Alneto; Place or Subject: Manors of Stancombe [in Sherford] and East Allington (Alynton). County: [Devon]. (S) UKNA.

8/23/1312, Grant to Nicholas Dauney, and his heirs, of free warren in all their demesne lands … co. Cornwall, … co. Devon, and Henton, co. Somerset. (S) CChRs.

2/4/1313, Protection for 1 year for Nicholas Dauney, going on a pilgrimage to Santiago. (S) CPRs.

7/29/1314, Nicholas obtained a charter for a weekly Wednesday and Friday market, and a yearly fair on the eve, day and morrow of St. James the Apostle at his manor of Sheviock [Shannock], Cornwall. (S) Gazetteer of Markets and Fairs in England and Wales to 1516.

3/26/1316, Appointment of … to be commissioners of array … for the war against the Scots. The muster to be held at Newcastle-on-Tyne … Midsummer … Nicholas Daunay, … co. Devon. (S) CPRs.

8/5/1316, Nicholas Daunay, John de Chalouns and John de Bickebury in Devon summoned for the expedition of the said war and thereafter for 60 days going with the king against the Scots. (S) CFRs.

4/22/1317, Commission to … John de Carmynou and Nicholas de Alneto to enquire … in the county of Cornwall … purchase of tin … contrary to the proclamation. (S) CPRs.

5/9/1317, Commission to Nicholas Dauney and Geoffrey Modiworthe to select within the ports of Exeter, Tengemuth, Dertemugh, Sutton, Plymouth, Loo and Fowy a ship and also to levy men to man her and also a ‘galeye’ which the said Geoffrey built, and to proceed on the king’s service … against Thomas Dun, a mariner, and others of his society, Scottish mariners, … the Western seas, where they have committed divers piracies … (S) CPRs.

6/16/1318, Sir Thomas de Doune, priest, instituted by patron Sir Nicholas de Alneto, Knt. at St. John-in-Cornwall. (S) Reg. of Walter de Stapledoh, Bishop of Exeter, 1892, P253.

2/23/1319, Protection with clause, until Michaelmas, for Nicholas Dauney, going beyond seas with Hugh le Despenser, the elder, on the king’s service. (S) CPRs.

10/1321, King Edward II took to the field with a large army to oppose the lords in revolt in the Despenser War. [King Edward II was seizing lands and giving them to his favorites, particularly the Despencers. Leading to the eventual downfall of King Edward II.] (S) UKNA.

10/27/1321, Simple protection without clause until Christmas for Nicholas Dauney, going beyond seas. (S) CPRs.

8/1324, King Edward II began the “War of Saint-Sardos” with his brother-in-law King Charles of France.

11/12/1324, Order to the same to take security from Nicholas Dauney and Nicholas de Bonevill that John de Sully of the county of Devon, of late the king's enemy and rebel and an adherent of other the king's enemies and rebels, will pay … until 100 marks be paid. (S) CFRs.

11/17/1324, Commission … to array in the county of Devon the knights, esquires and other men at arms … for service in Gascony against the king of France; … They are to spare no one nor take bribes as others have done … Nicholas Dauney, Peter Chalons, … (S) CPRs.

1324-25, Nicholas Daunay, querent ; and Walter de Badeston and Joan his wife deforciants ; … manor of Sanford … Joan daughter of Nicholas Daunay … (S) Feet of Fines, Somerset.

2/23/1325, John Dauney has given security by oath etc. … mainpernors Nicholas Dauney, John Treiagu, knights, of the county of Cornwall, … each of whom has mainprised for his good behaviour under a penalty of £200, … (S) CFRs.

1/24/1327, Edward III, age 14, succeeded Edward II as King of England. [1/20/1327, Edward II abdicated.]

2/3/1327, Nicholas Dauney and Thomas de Marlebergh, knights, acknowledge that they owe to Michael Miniot, citizen and vintner of London, … £20; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in co. Devon. (S) CFRs.

5/6/1328, Association of John de Bello Campo of Somerset and Nicholas Dauney in the commission of oyer and terminer … on complaint by Stephey de Haccombe … co. Somerset. (S) CPRs.

1/15/1329, Indenture being a feoffment by Oto de Bodrugan to Henry de Bodrugan [his son] and Isabella and the heirs of the bodies of the said Henry and Isabella, at £20 rent for the first 4 years, … the manor of [Pendrym] with the mills of Melendrayth and Clys … with the homages and services of … 6d. from Nicholas de Alneto, knight, for the stream (bedo) of the mill of H[ess] enaforde, … Witnesses:—Sir William de Ferr', Sir Oliver de Carmynou, Sir John de Carmynou (15211152) and Sir John de Trejagu (15210406), knights, … Cornwall. (S) UKNA.

3/14/1330, Convicted of treason for trying the help his half-brother King Edward II escape prison, Edmund de Wodestok, earl of Kent, age 28, was decaptitated [by a convicted murderer for a pardon – no one else was willing to perform the act.]

3/31/1330, Order to the sheriff of Kent to take and keep safely in prison … John Pecche, Nicholas Pecche, Nicholas Dauney, … [many named] cited for having adhered to Edmund de Wodestok, earl of Kent, who acknowledged that he behaved contrary to his homage, fealty and allegiance, to the subversion of the king's estate and the disherison of his crown. (S) CFRs.

5/11/1330, To the sheriff of Devon. Order to deliver Nicholas Dauneye from prison and not to molest or aggrieve until otherwise ordered Nicholas Dauneye by reason of his adhesion to Edmund de Wodestok (2954858), late earl of Kent, wherewith he is charged, as he has found security before the king and his council to answer to the king at his pleasure. (S) CCRs.

1332, Nicholas died. “Nicholas Daunay or Dauney: Cornwall, Devon, Somerset.” (S) UKNA, IPM. [Nicholas died holding 15 large manors in Cornwall; that eventually fell to his granddaughter Emme, d/o son John.]

10/20/1332, Devon, Somerset and Dorset, pursuant to an inquisition made shewing that Nicholas Dauney held no lands in his demesne as of fee in chief as of the crown … and that John Dauney, his son, is his next heir and of full age. (S) CFRs.

Family notes:

·         There is contemporary a Nicholas de Alneto of Suffolk, died 1328, wife Joan living, leaving 4 daughters as heirs. (S) CIsPM.

Child of Nicholas and Joan:

i. John Dauney (7605234), born 1302 in England.

10/20/1332, Order to Henry de Gulden, escheator in the counties of Comwall, Devon, Somerset and Dorset,—pursuant to an inquisition … shewing that Nicholas Dauney held … held a messuage and a carucate of land in Leygh … by knight service, … and that John Dauney, his son, is his next heir and of full age. (S) CFRs.

ii. Joan Dauney, born ? in England.

1324-25, Nicholas Daunay, querent ; and Walter de Badeston and Joan his wife deforciants ; … manor of Sanford … Joan daughter of Nicholas Daunay … (S) Feet of Fines, Somerset.


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