~1130, Otes born in England, heir & s/o 79959328. William Fitz Otes & 79959329. Gille ?.
~1145, Margery born in England, d/o 79959330. Robert Fitz Harding.
~1154, Otes’ father died.
12/19/1154, Henry II crowned king of England.
1150-160, Robert Fitzharding notified his grant of land of Combe to his brother Helyas, witnessed by Domina Eva, Maurice, Nicholas and Robert his son ... Otho son of William. (S) FMG.
1155-56, Otto fitz William sheriff of Essex and Hertforshire. (S) History and Antiquities of the County of Essex, V2, 1978, P305.
~1160, Otes married Margery, granted lands by her father in Dursley parish, adding to his manor of Woodmancote. (S) UKNA, BCM.
9/1170, Otes, son of William, not allowed an essoin. (S) On the Laws and Customs of England, V4, 1968, P81.
3/1181 at Ivry, Girard de Canville witnessed an royal ratification which is also witnessed by William, son and heir of Patric, earl of Salisbury.
1181-2, Otes, Sheriff of Essex and Hertfordshire, reported 4 accounts of assarts and illegal land clearance.
1183, Otto, Sheriff of Essex and Hertfordshire, reported 4 accounts of assarts.
1183, Otto, Sheriff of Essex and Hertfordshire, reported 4 accounts of assarts and related forest offenses.
1184, Otto reported 11s 9d for assarts, waste, and pleas of the forest in Essex [Otto owed the treasury a total of £10 23s 2d.]
1184, Otto, Sheriff of Essex and Hertfordshire, reported a pardon extended to the Bishop of Ely for his share of assarts, waste, and pleas of the forest.
1185, Otto, Sheriff of Essex and Hertfordshire, reported 2 accounts of assarts.
1186, Otto fitz William reported £6 13s 10d for assarts, waste, and pleas of the forest in Essex.
1187, Otto paid 7s to the treasury, which left a balance of £5 13s 10d.
9/3/1189, Richard I succeeded King Henry II of England.
1191, Otto fitz William succeeded as sheriff of Essex and Herts by Geoffrey fitz Peter. (S) Great Pipe Roll, Stenton, 1968, P14.
1193, Otto, son of William, renders account of £4 for a fee held of Robert de Setvans. (S) Transactions of Bristol and Gloucestershire, V11, 1886-7.
1190-1194, Otes son of William and William son of Hervey were left in charge of Cambridge and Huntingdon and Norfolk and Suffolk respectively. [Likely 1191 when King Richard left on crusade.] (S) Great Pipe Roll, Stenton, 1968.
1194, Otes of Essex died; Margery surviving holding one fee in Essex of the honor of Gloucester. (S) Publications of the Pipe Roll Society, V14, 1891.
1194-1206, Charter of St. Mary Clerkenwell, Margaret states she was the daughter of Robert Fitz Harding. “… confirmasse donacionem and concedessionem quam Margareta que fuit filia Roberti filii Harding fecit deo et ecclesie beate Marie de Clerkenwell …”.
Aft. 1194, John de Wodeford granted land in Nibley, Gloucestershire, which he had recovered contra Dom. Margaretam quondam uxorem Othonis fil. Willelmi. (S) FMG.
5/27/1199, John succeeded King Richard I of England.
By 1206, Grant of Margery states she was the daughter of Robert Fitz Harding.
1208, Margery, wife of Otes son of William, paid 10 marks which William her son still owed for the fine she made for exemption for crossing seas; and she used the King’s court to get repayment from her son. (S) Introduction to the Curia Regis Rolls, Flower, 1944, P292.
(S) Descent from a Domesday Goldsmith, Craig, 1990. (S) Assarting and Governmental Development, Kevin Hill, 2002, Thesis, Iowa State Univ.
· 1213-19, Grant of Maurice de Gant, refers to his aunt, Margaret, formerly wife of Otes Fitz William, Witnesses: Robert Fitz Walter, Saier de Quincy, and Henry de Bohun (all 3 Magna Carta Barons). [Maurice de Gant’s father, Robert Fitz Robert, is a younger son of Robert Fitz Harding, male line ancestor of the Berkeley family.]
Child of Otes and Margery:
i. William Fitz Otes (19989832), born ~1165 in England.
Aft. 1194, William son and heir of Otto Fitz-William fined in 20 Marks, for relief for the Lands, which he held of the King by Serjeanty, and for half a Knight's Fee, which he held of the King in Capite. (S) History and Antiquities of the Eschequer, Madox, 1969, P320.