~1270, Peter de Rocelyn born in England.
8/30/1295, Peter Roscelyn, appointed to keep the parts about the sea near Blakeney, co. Norfolk.
1300, Ralph de Somerton, instituted, presented by Sir Peter Roscelyn to the church of Crowtweyt. (S) Ess. Tow’s Topo. Hist. of Norfolk, V11, 1810, Crostwick.
2/9/1302, Writ of aid, directed to John le Breton, Peter Roscelyn [2 others], for speedy execution of the commission collect the 15th in Norfolk from all the temporalities of ecclesiastics and seculars. (S) CPRs.
1301, List of Taxors and sums paid: Norfolk.—John le Bretoun, Peter Roscelyn, Robert de Hakebech, and Walter de Calthorp, £5,263 13s. (S) Yorkshire Arch. Soc., Yorkshire Lay Subsidy 30 Ed. I, 1897.
8/1304, Release by Henry Rose … [Norfolk] … Witnesses: Sir John de Ingham (60845260), William de Kerdeston, Peter de Roscelyn, … knights, (S) Ancient Deeds, V1, 1890, Norfolk, C.1013.
4/9/1305, IPM of John le Bigod. Norfolk: … 3a. land held of Peter Roscelyn by service of 18d. yearly … (S) CIsPM.
7/7/1307, Edward II succeeded Edward I as King of England.
1310, Roger Bigot Earl of Norfolk, granted … witnesses, Sir John Lovell, Sir Baldwin Pykot, Sir Peter Roscelyne, … (S) Ess. Tow’s Topo. Hist. of Norfolk, V10, 1809, Seething.
1313, William de Elingham, instituted, presented by Sir Peter de Roscelyn to the church at Thurlton. (S) Ess. Tow’s Topo. Hist. of Norfolk, V8, 1808, Thurlton.
1313, Richard de Halesworth, by Sir Peter Roscelyn to the church of Crowtweyt.
6/5/1314, Peter Roscelyn a conservator of peace in the county of Norfolk. (S) CPRs.
7/14/1316, On account of the disputes which long existed between the people of Great Yarmouth and the barons, bailiffs and good men of the Cinque Ports … The king has appointed John de Thorpe and Peter Rocelyn to issue a proclamation forbidding, under pain of forfeiture, any of the town from attempting anything against the men of the Ports. (S) CPRs.
1/26/1317, W. de Ormesby with John de Thorpe and Peter Roscelyn in a commission to deliver the gaol of Great Yarmouth … (S) CPRs.
1317, Peter died, his son Thomas his heir. [Buried at Norwich.]
· 4/3/1346, Enrolment of deed testifying that whereas Maud (1) late the wife of Robert Baynard, knight, holds for life of the inheritance of Margery (1,1) late the wife of John de Chaumpayn, William son of Ralph de Bokenham (2), kinsman of Thomas Rocelyn, Alice (3), late the wife of William Dage, knight, John de Wylughby, knight, and Joan (4) (30422737) his wife, Robert Tyffur, knight, and Maud (5) his wife, Thomas de Camoys, knight, and Margaret (6) his wife, sisters and heirs of Thomas Rocelyn, knight, … (S) CCRs.
Children of Peter and ?:
i. Thomas Roscelyn, born ~1296 in England.
1317, Thomas, son of Sir Peter Roscelyne, Knt. let it to farm to Sir Walter de Norwich, at £6 11s 8d a year. (S) Ess. Tow’s Topo. Hist. of Norfolk, V5, 1806, Poringland.
1322, Thomas Roscelyn lost his lands as a contrariant and supporter of Thomas, earl of Lancaster.
1/20/1323, Writ of aid … appointed to arrest … Thomas Roscelyn, … (S) CPRs
9/24/1326, Queen Isabella invaded England, landing at Ipswich, joined up with Henry, Earl of Lancaster and others. Thomas Roscely and William Trussel were in her force of 700. (S) Tyranny and Fall of Edward II, Fryde, 2004, P186.
1328-29, Thomas supported Henry de Lancaster, who led a rebellion against Queen Isabella and Roger de Mortimer. (S) The Age of Edward III, Bothwell, 2001, P27. [Thomas went into exile overseas with Henry Beaumont and William Trussel.]
11/25/1330, Protection and safe conduct for Thomas Wake, Henry de Bello Monte, Richard de Arundell, Fulk le Fitz Waryn, Thomas Rocelyn and Rees ap Griffith summoned to the king from beyond seas. (S) CPRs.
5/18/1334, Licence for Thomas Rocelyn to crenellate the dwelling place of his manor of Eggefeld, co. Norfolk. (S) CPRs.
7/1336, Sir Thomas, of Edgefield and Walcott, Norfolk, died in Scotland; killed by the men of Aberdeen at the battle of Dunnottar. (S) War Cruel and Sharp, Rogers, 2000, P118.
[His sisters his heirs, see Family notes.]
ii. Joan de Rocelyn (30422737), born by 1309 in England.
7/2/1323, John (30422736), son and heir of Robert de Wilughby, tenant in chief, has married Joan daughter of Peter Rocelyn during his minority without licence. (S) CFRs.