~1242, Roger de Molis born in England, s/o 60842578. Nicholas de Moels & 60842579. Hawyse de Newmarch.
~1248, Mariota born in England, d/o §§Robert of Manworthy.
3/17/1253, Grant to Nicholas de Molis that if he die before Roger de Molis his son and heir reaches his majority, the said Nicholas may freely dispose of the wardship of his lands. (S) CPRs.
By 1267, Roger’s father died.
11/7/1267, Roger de Moels a keeper of the Isle of Whyt, with others, to deliver to Isabel de Fortibus, countess of Albemarle, her castle of Carresbrok and the said island. (S) CPRs.
10/17/1268, Ratification of the surrender by Roger de Molis to Geoffrey de la Mare of his lands in Sabricceworth, which the king has given by trespasses done by the said Geoffrey. (S) CPRs.
[––Roger & Mariota––]
By 1269, Roger married Mariota, receiving the manor of Manaton. (S) Devon & Cornwall Notes and Queries, V22, 1946, P350.
1270, Roger de Molis sold the church of Kingskerswell to the chapter of Exeter for 70 marks. (S) Devonshire Assoc. for the Adv. of Science, V50, 1918, P360.
1271, Roger did homage to the Abbot of Glastonbury for fees held in 1189 by Henry de Newmarch. (S) Hist. of Somerset, V7, 1999, North Cheriton.
11/16/1272, Edward I ascended to the throne while on crusade.
1273-75, Acknowledgment by Jacob, son of Hagin, for himself and his heirs, in favour of Roger de Moles and his heirs, of quittance of a debt of £40. (S) Cal. of the Plea Rolls of the Exchequer of the Jews, 1910.
1274, Roger de Molys held Carsewell at ½ knight’s fee as his father Nicolas de Molys held it. (S) Transactions of Devonshire, V29, 1897, P456.
1276, Novel disseisin – Thurstan de Hoylaunde v. William de Molineus, Roger de Molineus, … re 100 acres in Hale. (S) Cal. of Lancashire Assize Rolls, V47, 1904, P132.
1/1277, Roger de Molis, a banneret, serving in Wales under Pain de Chaworth, with 2 knights, 7 troopers, and 10 lancers.
1277, King Edward was in Chester where he cleared a road through a dense forest, and started construction on the castles of Flint and Rhuddlan. King Edward made forays into the Welsh lands of Llywelyn ap Gruffydd, prince of Wales, capturing Snowdonia and the isle of Anglesey.
9/20/1277, Roger de Moels serving in South Wales under Edmund of Lancaster, brother of the king. Edmund disbanded his army and left Roger in command to finish the building of the castle of Aberystwyth [The workmen came via Bristol with 40 measures of iron, 4 great chards of lead, 9 smiths, 120 masons, 120 carpenters, 9 quarrymen and 24 workmen. Completion cost £3885 17s 11½d.]
3/8/1278, Roger granted custody of the town and castle of Llanbadarn Fawr, and governor of the castle of Lampsdevour, Cardiganshire, Wales. [During a Welsh revolt, Roger held the castle while surrounded on land, and was only prevented from starvation by a sea supply line.] (S) CFRs.
1279, Roger requests that the debts of the men of Llanbadarn Fawr be levied as they have acknowledged before the auditors that nothing was levied during the petitioner's time nor demanded at the Exchequer. He also makes a request concerning the agreement made with [Payn] Chaworth for £40 concerning castle-guard between Christmas and Easter. (S) UKNA.
1/1280, Bogo de Knovill, arriving at the castle of Aberystwyth, to take possession from Roger de Molis, found the castle without arms, garrison or provisions. (S) Welsh Castles of Edward I, Taylor, 1986, P10.
6/10/1280, Almaric de Sancto Amando and Roger de Molis pledges for William de Aldithele, son of James de Aldithele. (S) CPRs.
11/7/1281, Order to cause Roger de Molis to be acquitted of 200 marks of the 400 marks in which he was lately acerced for a trespass of the Forest … co. Southampton. (S) CCRs.
1282, Roger de Moels served in North Wales. (S) CCRs, 5/15/1290.
10/6/1283, Pardon to Roger de Molis for all arrears of his account for the time he was bailiff in Wales. (S) CPRs.
12/8/1284, The under-written have quittance of the common summons in co. Oxford … Roger de Molis. (S) CCRs.
1284-6, James Russel held the overlordship of part of Little Kimble jointly with Roger de Moels.
1/7/1285, Protection, with clause volumus, until Whitsunday, for Roger de Molis, going beyond seas. (S) CPRs.
1285, Roger de Molis held the manor of Kings Karswill for ¼ fee together with the Hundred of Haytor of the King. (S) Transactions of Devonshire, V40, 1908, P127.
1286, William de Boyvill acknowledges that he owes to Roger de Molis and other executors of the will of Almaric de Sancto Amando £30 … Roger de Stalham acknowledges that he owes to Roger de Mules and other executors of the will of Almaric de Sancto Amando £45 13s 9d. (S) CCRs.
7/16/1287, Protection, until 15 days after Michaelmas, for Roger de Moeles, going to Wales on the king’s service. (S) CPRs.
8/15/1287, An army of 6,700 joined an earl’s force of 4,000 at Rhys ap Maredudd’s castle of Dryslwyn, Wales, and began a siege. They built a trebuchet to attack the castle. [The castle was captured; but Rhys escaped.]
10/2/1289, Commission to Roger de Molis and Richard de Bosco to arrest and keep in safe custody the committing offenses of venison in the forests of Braden and Chuyt. (S) CPRs.
1289-90, Special inquisition touching Bernwood forest, taken at Brill, Tuesday in the vigil of St Peter's Chair, before Roger de Moles and Richard de Bosco. (S) UKNA.
2/12/1290, Commission to Roger de Molis, Hugh de Brok and Richard de Bosco to enquire touching unlawful hunting and carrying away deer in forests, … (S) CPRs.
1290, Roger de Moels granted free warren in Little Berkhampstead, co. Herts, …
5/15/1290, Roger de Molis acquitted £35 2s 6d in scutages because it was shown that he served in Wales in the 5th and 10th years of the king. (S) CCRs.
1/8/1291, Sir Roger de Moles, knight, a witness to a grant of Edmund son of Richard, king of Almain, earl of Cornwall. (S) CChRs.
1292, Roger de Moels keeper of the forest of Braden.
1/1/1293, Commission to Walter de Bello Campo and Roger de Molys, in the counties of Gloucester and Somerset, to touching the persons who entered the king’s free chace of Kingeswode, hunted therein, … [touching ‘vagabonds’ added in a later writ.] (S) CPRs.
5/5/1293, Order to Roger de Molis, Geoffrey de Picheford, Adam Gurdun and Simon de Ellcswrth, whom the king has appointed to take fines and ransoms of all those who were indicted before the said Adam … (S) CFRs.
8/30/1293, Edward I to Roger de Moeles: request for his attendance at the marriage of [his daughter] to the count of Bar. (S) UKNA.
1293-4, Roger de Moeles, Keeper of Llanbadarn. (S) UKNA.
6/15/1294, John de Grey, Roger de Molis and Richard de Bosco, justices for trespasses in divers counties. (S) CPRs.
11/24/1294, The king is sending Roger de Bigod, earl of Norfolk and marshal of England with William de Valencia, earl of Pembroch, the king’s uncle, to South Wales against Welsh rebels, and appointing Roger de Molis as marshal of his army on that expedition ... (S) Wales: A National Magazine for the English, V3, Edwards, 1896, P115.
6/3/1295, Pardon, at the instance of Roger de Moeles, … county of Devon … (S) CPRs.
1295, “Roger de Moeles, alias de Molis, de Moles, de Moelys, de Meoles, de Muelis, de Mueles, de Meles: Hampshire, Berkshire, Somerset, Devon, Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire” died. (S) UKNA.
6/17/1295, Writ for IPM of Roger de Molis, deceased, tenant in chief. CFRs.
6/25/1295, IPM of Roger de Moeles. Southampton: Wallop. A messuage &c. and 190a. land … John his son, aged 26, is his next heir. Berks: Opton. The manor … Somerset: Maperton. The manor … Cadebury. The manor … Halton. 2 parts of the manor … Devon: Karswell. The manor … Duppeford. The manor, including the advowson of the church … Langeford. The manor … Heir as above, aged 26 on 1 March last. Hertford: Berhamstude. The manor … Buckingham: … Oxford: Overortone. The manor … (S) CIsPM.
(S) Genealogical and Heraldic Dic., Burke, V3, 1850, P238. . (S) Welsh Wars of Edward I, Morris, 1969.
Child of Roger and Mariota:
i. John de Moels (30422348), born 3/1/1269 in England.
ii. Roger de Moeles (8403070), born ~1272 in England.