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Thursday, September 3, 2020

Lord Waleran de Rocheford & Albreda de la Fenne

 47281728. Lord Waleran de Rocheford & 47281729. Albreda de la Fenne

~1170, Waleran born in England.

~1180, Albreda born in England, d/o 94563458. Ralph de la Fenne.

1185, Albreda’s father granted her rights in the church of Quadring.

1185-90, After the death of her father, William of Budville agreed to pay £20 for Albreda’s wardship.

[––Waleran & Albreda––]

By 1190, Waleran married to Albreda.

8/1/1198, Matilda de Badlesmere granted Waleran and Albreda and their heirs 7 parts of a sixth part of a knight’s fee in Clipston to hold of Matilda and her heirs for 40 shillings.

6/1199, Waleran and Albreda in a suit over her inheritance. Ismenia of Whaplode the widow of William the Angevin, Cecilia the wife of Henry Portarius of Salisbury, and Isabella the wife of Baldric de Grendale, about 75 acres in Skirbeck and Benington.

6/1199, Waleran and Albreda’s in an inheritance suit with the nuns of Stainfield over the rights in the church of Quadring. [See 1185.] The parson, Albreda’s uncle John, had died, and the nuns had appointed a new parson of their own choosing.

10/1199, Sisters Cecilia and Isabella appointed sister Ismenia as their attorney in a counter suit against Waleran and Albreda. [Suits continued for 3 years.]

1200, Waleran and Albreda continued the suit with the nuns of Stainfield in the Curia Regis.

1200, King John levied a tax on the men of the honour of Richmond. Waleran paid 11s 4d for property in Skirbeck.

4/1201, Waleran and Albreda’s suit with the nuns of Stainfield concluded when the nuns showed a charter of her father that granted the nuns the right to the choose the parson.

1202, Waleran “chief lord” of some land in Fenne. [Land held of the King.]

1205, Waleran paid scutage on a 4th and 10th of a knight’s fee of the honour of Richmond.

1207, Waleran in suit at the Curia Regis with Ralph Barry, over 30 acres of land at Clipston. [Waleran won.]

9/1207, Waleran the elector for the grand assize case at the Curia Regis, appointing a jury of 12 other Lincolnshire knights.

4/1208, Waleran the elector for the grand assize case at the Curia Regis in Lincolnshire.

1210, Waleran paid 12 marks to avoid service in King John’s expedition to Ireland.

1210-11, Waleran holding a 10th of a knight’s fee in Skirbeck and Fenne, in Kirton wapentake. [SW side of Boston.]

1211, Walter elected as 1 of 12 knights to hear a grand assize over a knight’s fee at Swinstead, Lincolnshire.

1212, Waleran holding a 4th and 10th of a knight’s fee in Skirbeck and Fenne.

6/1212, Walter elected to hear a grand assize case in Nottinghamshire.

2/1214, King John landed at La Rochelle, France in an expedition into Poitou. Waleran had to borrow 12 marks from the Exchequer to fund his service.

By 10/1214, King John’s forces returned to England.

6/19/1215 at Runnymede near Windsor, King John forced to agree to the terms of the Magna Carta. [The barons in revolt together held more castles and knights fees than John did as King. Eventually a civil war broke out.] Waleran sided with the revolting barons and his lands were seized by the king along with those of all in the rebellion.

11/30/1215, King John captured Rochester castle.

1216, King John captured Lincoln, and held parliament there.

3/4/1216, King John issued letters of safe conduct for Waleran and his associates.

4/22/1216, King John ordered that Waleran hand over his son Robert as a hostage, and pay a fine of 20 marks for his rebellion. [6 days later Waleran had still not delivered his son.]

5/12/1216, Prince Louis [future VIII] of France, after a successful landing, crowned King of England in London. In June, Louis captured Winchester and controlled half of England.

10/18/1216, King John died at Newark of dysentery.

10/19/1216, Henry III succeeded John as King of England. Louis of France also claimed the throne.

5/20/1217, English forces, with the aid of some previous rebel barons, defeated the French forces at Lincoln. [Other barons were still in revolt.]

1218, Waleran holding a 4th of a knight’s fee in Skirbeck and Fenne.

1218-19, Waleran again serving on the court of Curia Regis in Lincolnshire.

1219, Waleran had still not paid off his 20 mark fine of 1216.

1222, Waler elected a jury knight to a grand assize at the Curia Regis in Nottingham. [Served twice that year.]

1224, Waleran still owed the 12 marks he borrowed for his service in France in 1214.

1224-25, Waleran died.


4/1227, Albreda, a widow, went to court to sue for her dower or “widow’s portion” of a plot of land against Thomas Burnell. [This case documents the existence of son Thomas.] Albreda won the case.

1227, Albreda died.

7/14/1227, Order to the sheriffs of Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire to take into the king’s hand the land formerly of Albrea daughter of Ralph de la Fenne in his bailiwick, which she held of the count of Brittany, and to keep it safely until the king orders otherwise.

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

Child of Waleran and Albreda:

i. Ralph de Rocheford (23640864), born ~1203 in England.

ii. Robert de Rocheford, born ? in England.

iii. Thomas de Rocheford, born ? in England.

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