~1261, Thomas born in England, s/o 94560388. Sir Osbert de Caily & 47280195. Emma de Tattershal.
~1262, Margaret born in England, d/o 4997388. Sir John de Norwych. [Sister of Walter de Norwich (2498694).]
11/16/1272, Edward I ascended to the throne while on crusade.
[––Thomas & Margaret––]
By 1280, Thomas married Margaret.
By 1281, Thomas’ father gave him 4 fees in Norfolk.
1281, Sir Thomas de Cailley was lord, and held 4 fees of the Earl Warren, in Bradenham, Hilburgh, Cranwich, Denvere, and Hillington, and settled this manor, excepting the advowson, on Michael de Calley for life, and the 3d part in reversion, after the death of Joan [see Family notes], then wife of William de Wasteneys, Knt. widow of Adam de Cailley, she holding it in dower. (S) Ess. Tow’s Topo. Hist. of Norfolk, V6, 1807, West-Bradenham. [These are the same lands held by his ggf John de Cailly (378241552) in 1202; and then by his gs Adam de Clifton (11820048) in 1335.]
1290s, Thomas’ father died.
1300, Stanford’s manor held of Thomas de Caily. (S) Ess. Tow’s Topo. Hist. of Norfolk, V2, 1805, Stanford.
1305, Thomas’ mother died.
IPM of Robert son and heir of Robert de Tateshale. York: Hundmanby. The manor …
Thomas son of
Adam [Osbert] de Caylly, 24  and more, Joan de
Dryby, aged 30 and more, and Isabel the wife of John de Orreby, aged 29 and
more, are his next heirs. (S) CIsPM.
By 1306, Thomas de Cayley, of Brompton, Yorkshire, gave his daughter Margaret in marriage to Roger de Clifton, his esquire.
11/25/1306, Thomas did homage for his inherited Tatershal lands, including the castle of Buckenham.
7/10/1307, To the bailiffs of the bishop of Norwich, Robert de Monte Alto, Joan, late the wife of Robert de Tateshale, Thomas de Cailly, Joan (47280219), late the wife of Robert de Dryby, and John de Orresby and Isabel (sister of Joan), his wife, at Lynn. As the king learns … that they have arrested 7,910 lbs. of copper, appraised at £80, which was found in the possession of Selone Susse of Gutland, a merchant, who claimed it, part of the copper and other goods and wares taken and stolen … by certain robbers of Norway … [ordered to deliver it to Selone] (S) CCRs.
11/24/1306, Order to the escheator beyond Trent to deliver to Thomas de Cailly, Lanercost. kinsman and one of the heirs of Robert, son and heir of Robert de Tateshale, tenant in chief, which Robert the son died a minor in the king's ward, and to Joan de Driby, kinswoman and second of the heirs of Robert the son, and to John de Orreby and Isabel his wife, kinswoman and third heir of Robert the son, their several pourparties. (S) CFRs.
4/18/1308, Thomas de Caylly granted a fourth of a market at New Buckenham. (S) Gazetter of Markets and Fairs. [This market previously held by Robert de Tateshall, of whom he was the heir in 1306. (S) CCRs.]
1310-12, Thomas summoned to parliament.
1315, Sir Thomas de Cayly and Margaret his wife had a charter of free warren in their lands. (S) Ess. Tow’s Topo. Hist. of Norfolk, V8, 1808, Babingley.
1316, Thomas de Caley died leaving as his heir Adam de Clifton, son of Roger de Clifton, by Margery his daughter. Thomas held a third of the barony of Buckingham, and lands in Norfolk and Yorkshire.
IPM of Thomas de Cailly alias de Caly, de Kailly. York: Hundmanby. Part of the
manor, … with a hall, chamber, lands, &c … including a market, and a toll
in Fyveley … Norfolk: Hyldeburghworth. The manor … Bishop’s Lenn. … held of the
king in chief as parcel of a barony. Bukenham. The castle with other lands including
parts of courts, views, and of a court called ‘Knyhttecurt,’ and lands &c.
in Old Bukenham, Swanegeye and Attelburgh, and rents … by service of being the
king’s butler, and the said castle and lands descended to the said Thomas as
kinsman and third heir of Robert de Thatisshal; of which manor Joan late the
wife of the said Robert holds a moiety in dower, and John de Orreby and Joan de
Dryby parceners of the said Thomas hold the residue. Tibenham and Denton.
Certain lands … Topecroft manor. … Babbyngle. The manor with two parts of the
manor of Wymondham … held jointly by the said Thomas and Margaret his wife, … Wymondham.
A capital messuage … Babbyngle. A capital messuage … The reversion of the said
two parts of the manor of Wymondham, and of the manor of Babbingle, after the
death of the said Margaret, pertains to Adam son of Roger de Clifton, as
[gs] and next heir of the said Thomas. [Not unusual for jurors to get the
familial relationship wrong. The timeline, and other records (e.g., daughter,
2/8/1395), clearly show Margaret is the
daughter of Thomas, not his sister.] Lincoln: Boston. A certain toll rendering £7 yearly, divers cottages on a place
called le Greneyerd, £4s.
8d. rent of free tenants … Edmund [Adam] son of Roger de Clifton, aged
9, is his next heir. … Southampton: La Benithe. 24s. 4d. rent … All held by the
said Thomas with his two co-heirs and parceners of the inheritance of Robert de
Tatteshale, deceased … A certain kinsman is his next heir, age unknown. …
Sussex: Walderton. Lands, &c. … [same unknown kinsman] … (S) CIsPM. [The
originals are in Latin, so the translations are also sometomes incorrect.]
8/4/1316, Commitment to Walter de Norwico of the keeping of the castle of Bokeham, co. Norfolk, and of all the lands in Tybenham, Denton, Topeeroft and Lenn, co. Norfolk, late of Thomas de Caylly, tenant in chief, extended at £26 4s I.75d a year, to hold until the full age of the heir at the rent of 40 marks a year. (S) CFRs.
11/5/1316, Order to the escheator beyond Trent to deliver to Margaret, late the wife of Thomas de Cailly, tenant in chief the following lands of the lands late of her said husband, to wit, the manor of Hildeburworth, co. Norfolk, extended at £9 7s 11d, a year, and certain lands in Boston, co. Lincoln, extended at £10 6s a year, to hold in dower. (S) CFRs.
1/8/1317, Licence, for a fine of £20 for Margaret, late the wife of Thomas de Cailly, tenant in chief, to marry whomsoever she will in the king's fealty. (S) CFRs.
Margaret married Robert Dufford.
11/13/1324, Order to deliver to Robert Dufford and Margaret his wife, late the wife of Thomas de Caylly, tenant in chief, the advowson of the church of Hildeburworth, co. Norfolk, of the yearly value of £30, which the king has assigned to Margaret as dower of the advowsons of the said Thomas. (S) CCRs.
· 3/5/1236, IPM of Joan, late the wife of Adam de Caylly [Thomas’ older half-brother]. Norfolk: Cranewyz. The manor (extent given), held in dower, of the inheritance of the said Adam de Cailli, of the heir of Thomas de Cailli. She died 27 January, 19 Edward II. Adam de Clifton (11820048), kinsman of Thomas de Cailli, aged 18, is next heir of the said manor. (S) CIsPM.
Child of Thomas and ?:
i. Margaret de Caily (23640097), born 1281 in England.
2/8/1395, Order to John Knyvet (1477504), escheator in the county of Norfolk, to take the fealties of (1) Constantine de Clyfton (1477506), son of Constantine [John (2955012)] the son of Adam (11820048) the son of Margery (23640097) the daughter of Thomas Cayly the son of Emma de Tateshale (47280195) … (S) CFRs.