~1250, William de Cardeston born in England, s/o 47281232. Sir Roger de Kerdeston.
~1253, Margaret born in England, d/o 243382542. Gilbert de Gant.
By 1272, William married Margaret.
11/16/1272, Edward I succeeded Henry III as King of England.
1275, William de Kerdeston lord of [Bircham] Newton of the barony of Rye.
6/25/1280, Enrolment of grant by Thomas, abbot of Langel[ey] … Sir William de Kerdeston, Sir John de Tudeham, Sir Robert Baynard, Sir Robert de Mauteby, Sir Walter de Burgo, Sir Thomas de Helegheton, Sir John de Mounpinzun, Sir Robert de Carton, and Sir Andrew de Hengham, knights. (S) CCRs.
12/11/1282, King Edward’s forces defeated Llewelyn ap Gruffydd at the Battle of Radnor in eastern Wales. King Edward received the head of Llywelyn at Rhuddlan castle. [Aka Battle of Orewin Bridge.]
1283, IPM of John le Marscal. Norfolk: … Bregham Neweton and Bregham. (Tenements) held by William de Kerdeston for ½ fee. (S) CIsPM.
1285-86, List of the mainpernors for Richard de Breuse. William de Kerdeston; Ranulph de Arderne; …; Roger de Huntingfield … (S) UKNA.
1287, William de Kerdeston conveyed land in Calthorp’s manor to Sir William de Calthorp, and Ela his wife.
1287, William to meet the Earl of Cornwall at Gloucester with horse and arms to advise about Welsh affairs.
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.]
1287, William de Kerdeston claimed free warren in his demean lands.
2/16/1288, William de Kerdeston holds holds 2 fees in Claston, Norfolk. (S) CCRs.
2/8/1290, Enrolment of grant by Roger son of William de Stalham … Witnesses: Sir William de Kerdeston, Sir Richard de Breuse, …, Sir John de Cokefeld, …, knights; … (S) CCRs.
11/12/1294, Appointment of William de Kerdeston in Norfolk to levy the 10th on the moveables. (S) CPRs.
1296, Thomas de Helgheton, knight, and Alice his wife to Sir William de Kerdeston, knight: Grant of the manor of Hillington (Helgheton by Langelee), the advowsons of the churches of Hillington and Ashby; 24 messuages, 3 mills, 320 acres of land, &c.: (Norf.). (S) Ess. Tow’s Topo. Hist. of Norfolk, V10, 1809, Helgheton.
1296, William sheriff of Norfolk.
7/13/1297, Commission of oyer and terminer to William de Kerdeston and Ralph de Bomund, … at Whatefeld, co. Suffolk. (S) CPRs.
1298, William de Kerdeston to Matthew de Ker(desto)n and Isabel his wife: Grant of an acre in Claxton in exchange for land in Ashby: (Norf.) (S) UKNA.
6/7/1298, To the sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk. Whereas a ship laden in Gascony with wines and other goods and wares … the king, wishing to aid them to recover their wines and other goods and wares with all lawful speed, orders the sheriff to take with him William de Kerdeston and John Aleyn of Yarmouth, and to enquire fully. (S) CCRs.
2/17/1299, Commission to William de Sutton and William de Kerdeston touching the persons who entered the free warren of Robert son of Walter at Disce, co. Norfolk. (S) CPRs.
12/10/1302, The king has appointed Ralph de Tateshale, William de Kerdeston, John de Thorpe, John le Bretun and William Roslyn, for cos. Norfolk and Suffolk induce by such ways and means as they shall deem best the said men of religion and others to be satisfied for the corn from the issues of the county and from the first money that shall be levied to marry his eldest daughter. (S) CCRs.
1/9/1305, Commission touching the evildoers who wander throughout counties … William de Ormesby, William de Kerdeston and John le Bretun, in Norfolk and Suffolk. (S) CFRs.
4/6/1305, William de Kerdeston and the others to send there money from estreats to the treasurer. (S) CFRs.
7/7/1307, Edward II succeeded Edward I as King of England.
1315-16, William de Kerdeston Lord of Kerdeston. (S) Ess. Tow’s Topo. Hist. of Norfolk, V9, 1808, Ritson East.
1315-16, Grant by Thomas de Qwytewelle, rector of Felthorp … Witnesses:—Sirs William de Kerdestone, …, knights … (S) Ancient Deeds, Norfolk, V2, 1894, A.3046.
1317-18, William died.
(S) Norfolk Antiquarian Misc., Rye, 1906, P94-95. (S) Ess. Tow’s Topo. Hist. of Norfolk, V10, 1809, Bircham Newton & Claxton. (S) Ess. Tow’s Topo. Hist. of Norfolk, V8, 1808, Kerdeston & Swanton Nowers.
· The barony of Falkingham devolved upon Robert de Gaunt (d.1163), 2nd s/o Walter de Gaunt (d.1139), 2nd baron of Folkingham. Robert’s son: Gilbert the Good, 3rd earl of Lincoln (1216). 1242, Gilbert succeeded by his son Gilbert (MP.1264, d.1274). His son Gilbert (d.1298) married Lora, sister of Alexander Baliol. His heirs were sisters Margaret, wife of William de Kerdeston, and Nicolaa (121691271), married to Peter de Mauley. (S) Hist. of the Hundred of Carhampton, Savage, 1830, P499.
Child of William & Margaret:
i. Roger de Kerdeston (11820308), born 1273 in England.
6/10/1298, Order to the sheriff of Lincoln to deliver to Roger (11820308) son of William de Kerdeston, kinsman and heir of Gilbert de Gaunt (s/o 243382542), tenant in chief, and to Juliana, sister and heir of Gilbert, their several pourparties of the lands late of Gilbert, … retaining in the king's hand the pourparty of Peter son of Peter de Malo Lacu (121691270), kinsman and third heir of Gilbert, and saving to Lora, late the wife of Gilbert, her dower. (S) CFRs.