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Sunday, September 6, 2020

Lord Richard Engayne & Margery Fitz Urse

 39979920. Lord Richard Engayne & 39979921. Margery Fitz Urse

~1130, Richard Engaine born in England, s/o §§Lord Richard Ingaine.

1135, Margery born in England, d/o 79959842. Richard Fitz Urse & 79959843. Maud de Boulers.

12/19/1154, Henry II crowned king of England.

By 1158, Margery’s father died.

~1158, Richard married Margery.

1166, Richard Engaine, royal forester who had to attend the King quis et arminand with his hunting-horn around his neck, held his lands of Fulk de Lisures [Other records indicate Richard was required to hunt wolves daily]. (S) English and the Norman Conquest, Williams, 1997, P116.

1167, Richard Engayne (Ingania) holding Baltherwick, Laxton and Pytchley. (S) Pipe Roll Society, 1966, P27.

12/29/1170, Margery’s brother Reginald involved in the death of archbishop Thomas Becket.

[Undated], Richard Engayne held 3 hides and 1 virgate Pytchley. (S) Hist. Topo. of Northamptonshire, Whellan, 1874, P870.

1177, Richard of Pisley, Northants, died.


Margery married 2nd Geoffrey Brito; without license.

1185, Margery, age 50, has “been in the gift of the Lord King for the past eight years”. Magaret holding £6 of land in Pytchley, being 50 years old, and has an heir Richard Engaine. (S) Women’s lives in Medi`eval Europe, Amt, 1993, P155. [In 1185 King Henry II ordered the identification of all women and children under his feudal teneants.]

1196, Margery died.

(S) Antiquities of Shropshire, Eyton, P129.

Family notes:

·         1070-78, To the double hundred of Upton Green belong 108 ½ hides …  2 ½ hides have not paid geld, and that estate is owned by §§Lord Richard Engayne. (S) Danegeld, Cohen, Keble College, Thesis, 2018.

·         By 1086, Richard Ingaine, huntsman and chief engineer to William the Conqueror. (S) Gen. Hist. of the Dormant, Burke, 1866, P189. [In Domesday survey Richard held lands in Oxfordshire and Northamptonshire.]

·         1130-31, Hugh de Owe indebted to the King for 300 marks for the land and daughter of Richard Ingaine, and for his office of Forester. §§Lord Vitalis Ingaine rendered an acount of £18 [plus money from others] for the farm of William de Lisores (d.by1131) in Northamptonshire. (S) Rot. Pip. Northamptonshire, 31 Hen.I.

·         1166, Fulk de Lisores (b.bef.1145), on the levying of aid for the marriage of the king’s daughter, certified that he had not fees in Northamptonshire, except 1 which Richard de Ingaine his grandfather (b.~1095-1105) gave to his last wife [unknown] in dower, the widow of Richard fitz Urse, and which was then held, and the service performed, by 2 of the aunts of Fulk. Fulk also certified that being hereditary Forester to the King, he ws bound to attend him in the army, equipped with horse and armour, his horn about his neck. (S) Liber Nigr. Apud Hearne, 214, Northamptonshire.

·         From the above 2 records it appears that William de Lisores (d.1131) was married to a daughter of §§Richard de Ingaine, leaving an heir unnamed and underage, in the custody of Vitalis Ingaine, and that his widow married Hugh de Owe. (S) Hist. and Antiq’s of Suffolk, John Gage, 1838, P411.

Child of Richard and Margery:

i. Richard Engayne (19989960), born ~1160 in England. [Heir]

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