~1195, Wischard born in England, 2nd s/o 121671176. Henry de Braybroke & 121671177. Christina Ledet.
~1205, Mary born in England.
10/19/1216, Henry III, age 9, succeeded John as King of England.
5/28/1220, Northamptonshire. Wischard Ledet gives the king a palfrey for having a weekly market on Tuesdays at his manor of Warden.
1221, Wischard’s grandfather of the same name died, leaving his daughter Christina [Wischard’s mother] as his heir.
~1223, Wischard married Mary.
1234, Wischard’s father died; his mother surviving.
1235, Wischard Ledet held Wroxton. (S) History of the County of Oxford, V9, 1969.
1235-6, Collection of aid: De feudo Wischard Ledet; de feudo unius militis in Urocstan ij.m. (S) Liber Feodorum, Pt1. [Multiple similar records of different counties.]
7/1238, Mandatum est Johanni de Nevill' quod faciat habere Wischard' Ledet in foresta de Rokingeham … (S) CCRs.
6/10/1240, Wischard accompanied Richard of Cornwall, son of King Henry, on the 6th crusade. They stopped on the way in Paris where they met with Pope Gregory.
10/8/1240, The crusaders arrived at Acre; fighting no battles, but managing to negotiate for the release of prisoners, and the burial of Crusaders killed at a battle in Gaza in 1239. They also helped the Duke of Burgundy rebuild the defenses at Ascalon, and secured Jerusalem for the Church.
1240, Wischard died on crusade; his son Walter his heir.
3/8/1241, The king has granted to Mary, who was the wife of Wischard Ledet, that, of the £20 of the farm of Corby, which Wischard holds of the king at fee farm, she may render 100s. at Easter in the 25th year and the remaining 15 m. at Michaelmas in the same year. (S) FRsHIII.
10/25/1241, Because the king has heard by an inspection of the charter that J., formerly the king, his father, made for Henry of Braybrooke concerning the manor of Corby, which Wischard Ledet […] held of the king in socage, order to the sheriff of Northamptonshire that, having accepted security from Mary, who was the wife of the abovesaid Wischard , for £10 [for the relief of Walter], son and heir of the same Wischard , he is to cause her to have full seisin of the aforesaid manor with appurtenances until the legal age of the abovesaid heir. (S) FRsHIII.
1242, Maria que fuit uxor Wischard’ Ledet redd. Com. de .x.l. de relevio Walteri filii et heredis ipsius Wichard’ de manerio de Corby. (S) The Great Roll of the Pipe, 1918, P319. [Mary paid £10 for possession of Corby during the minority of her son.]
Mary married 2nd Simon de Maidwell.
1249, Norht’. Simon de Maydewell’ ponit … versus Walterum Ledet … Maria uxor ejusdem Simonis ponit … (S) Curia Regis Rolls, Crook, 2002, P127.
1252, Mary and her husband Simon of Maidwell claimed a third of the manor of Corby in dower.
1253, Exemption for life of Simon de Maydewell from being put on assizes, juries, … (S) CPRs.
· 10/15/1313, Order … the manor of Corby … that belonged to Wychard Ledet, … to deliver the manor to Mary, late the wife of the said Wychard, upon her finding security for £10 for the relief of Walter his son and heir, because … taken into the king's hands on account of Wychard's death, … restored the custody of the manor to Ermeutrude (30417795), late the wife of the said Walter, then deceased, … to hold during the minority of Walter’s heir, … the queen of England to cause Ermentrude to have full seisin thereof; it being now shewn to the king by Alice (15208897), daughter and heiress of the said Walter, whom William le Latymer, lately deceased, married, that the treasurer and barons unduly charge her with £340 16s 8d of the arrears. (S) CCRs.
Child of Wischard and Mary:
i. Walter Ledet (30417794), born ~1225 in England.