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Friday, September 11, 2020

Lord Ralph de Rocheford & Joan ?

 23640864. Lord Ralph de Rocheford & 23640865. Joan ?

~1203, Ralph born in England, s/o 47281728. Waleran de Rocheford & 47281729. Albrea de la Fenne.

~1205, Joan born in England.

10/19/1216, Henry III, age 9, succeeded John as King of England

1224-25, Ralph’s father died.

1225, John Bonet, a retainer of Earl William Longespée, appointed 2 lawyers in the Curia Regis in a property deal with Ralph.

2/1226, Agreement between Ralph and John Bonet that a quarter of a knight’s fee in Langford Budville in Somerset would belong to John for life, with reversion to Ralph’s brother Robert.

9/14/1227, The king has taken the homage of Ralph de Rochfort for the land that Albrea de la Fenne, his mother, held of the count of Brittany, whose lands are in his hand, which falls to Ralph by hereditary right.

1229, Ralph to aid the king with men “ad primam militiam suam”. [At his own cost.]

4/1232, Ralph and John Bonet again in court over “the agreements made between John [Bonet] and Albreda de Rocheford, mother of Ralph … over a third part of the manor of Clipston with appurtenances.”

1237, Ralph de Hoyland in suit in chancery court about services Ralph de Rochford was demanding of him for a tenement in Benington.

By 1241, Ralph died, his son John under age.


By 1244, Joan married 2nd Hugh le Breton.

1271, Joan claimed claimed dower rights in his property at Toft, Butterwick, Benington, Sibsey and Boston.

(S) Rochford of Fenne, V1, Nettleton, 2016.

Family notes:

·         1247, Iberian archbishop of Toledo, Rodrigo Jiménez de Rada, buried in the monastery of Santa Maria de Huerta in Spain. The pillow for his head had 32 coats of arms, 1 belonging to the Rochfords of Fenne, others included included the arms of the Rochfords of Essex, the Lacy earls of Lincoln, the Moultons and the Wakes of Bourne in Lincolnshire.

·         In the 1282 lawsuit between John’s son Ralph de Rocheford and Nichola’s son William de Brayton charters were presented showing Ralph (23640864) gave one of the disputed messuages to his daughter Nichola; and that Joan in her widowhood gave the other messuage to Nichola. (S) Lincolnshire N&Qs, V3, 1893, P140.

Child of Ralph and Joan:              

i. John de Rocheford (11820432), born ~1225 in England.

[Undated] I John son of Ralph Rocheford of Fenne have given, granted, by this charter confirmed to Henry de Braytoft in free marriage with Nichola my sister, Richard son of Adlicia my bond tenant with all his seques and all his chattels. (S) Lincolnshire N&Qs, V3, 1893, P141.

ii. Peter de Rocheford, born ? in England.

iii. Thomas de Rocheford, born ? in England.

iv.  Nichola de Rocheford, born ? in England.

Nichola married Henry de Braytoft.

Son: William de Braytoft, who brought suit against John’s son in 1282.

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