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Monday, September 7, 2020

Sir Ralph de Gorges & Ellen ?

 33556036. Sir Ralph de Gorges & 33556037. Ellen ?

10/28/1216, Henry III, age 9, succeeded John as King of England.

~1238, Ellen born in England.

~1240, Ralph born in England, s/o 67112072. Ralph de Gorges & 67112073. Elena de Morville.

By 1257, Ralph married Ellen. [Ellen a member the Queen’s court. (S) See 2/5/1291.]

5/14/1264, Lord Edward (I) and his father King Henry III captured by Montfort at the battle of Lewes, Sussex, “at the Mill of the Hide”. An estimated 2700 died. Lord Edward and his knights penetrated the center of Montfort’s army, but was flanked on both sides by armored calvary.

1264-65, Simon de Montfort, earl of Leicester, effectively ruled England.

8/4/1265, Lord Edward (I) defeated Montfort’s army at the battle of Evesham, Worcester, ending the Baron’s Revolt.

1266, Ralph’s father died.

11/14/1266, Grant to Ralph de Gorges, [grand]son of Joan de Gorges, to whom the king lately granted the the manor of Porstok for her life, that he shall have it for 5 years from her death in consideration of his expenses in the king’s service in the time of the disturbance in the realm. (S) CPRs.

9/2/1267, Ralph de Gorges [with many others], at the request of Isabel de Fortibus, countess of Albemarle and Lady of the Isle, appointed to defend the Isle of Wight. (S) CPRs.

10/18/1267, Comfirmation of a grant by Master Elias son of Mosseus, Jew of London, to Ralph de Gorges of a yearly fee of £24 which James de Cumba owed to the said Elias. (S) CPRs.

11/7/1267, Ralph de Gorges and others returned the Isle of Wight to Isabel Fortibus.

11/23/1267, The county of Devon and castle of Exeter were committed to William de Bykeley. Order to Ralph de Gorges to deliver the aforesaid county and castle to the same William. (S) FRsHIII.

6/1/1268, Exemption for life, at the instance of Ralph de Gorges, of William de Clauvill from being put on assizes … (S) CPRs.

4/6/1269, Letters patent … Edward, the king’s eldest son, William de Valence, Philip Basset, Alan la Zusche [500 marks], Robert Aguilon, Matthew de Columbers, John de Curtenay and Ralph de Gorges have undertaken for Eleanor, queen of England, to pay Lady Isabel de Forz, countess of Aumale, £1000 of half the marriage of Avelina her daughter, heir to William de Forz, … (S) CChRs, 5/7/1269.

9/1269, Ralph de Gorges witnessed a convenant between the prior of St. Michael, Winterbourn Monkton, and Adam de Stratton. (S) CPRs.

6/28/1270, Protection with clause volumus, for 4 years, for the following crusaders, going with the king and with Edward the king’s son to the Holy Land … Ralph de Gorges … (S) CPRs.

8/19/1270 from Dover, Lord Edward and wife Eleanor, brother Edmund, and Henry of Almain, left on the 8th crusade.

By 5/1271, Edward moved his forces to Acre; waiting for support to arrive [which never came.]

4-8/1272, Ralph de Gorges died.

9/1272, Lord Edward began his journey home.


Aft. 1272, Ellen de Gorges requests that the debt of £19 13s 4d owed to her husband by the king for the arrears of his wages for service in Gascony and for a horse lost in the king's service, be deducted from the sum of £22 demanded by the Exchequer for the arrears due from his term as sheriff of Devon. (S) UKNA.

8/18/1273, Because the executors of the testament of Ralph de Gorges have done surety to the king by Elena de Gorges, Ralph de Gorges de Abuere, ... for rendering the debts, if any, which the aforementioned Ralph de Gorges deceased owed to the king ..., order to Master Richard de Clifford, escheator this side of the Trent, to permit the aforesaid executors to have free administration of the goods belonging to the same testament. (S) FRs Henry III.

8/19/1274, Edward I succeeded Henry III as King of England.

11/1280-11/1281, Exchequer of Receipt: Issue Rolls. Elen de Gorges. Records of the Exchequer, and its related bodies, with those of the Office of First Fruits and Tenths, and the Court of Augmentations. (S) UKNA.

2/5/1291, Grant to John son of Elena de Gorges, for the services of the said Elena to the king and late queen in the custody of their children, of a suitable marriage when one falls in. (S) CPRs.

7/30/1291, A charter dated at Berwick on Tweed being a grant to her and her heirs of a market and a fair yearly at her manor of Wrockeshale, co. Somerset, and free warren in her demesne lands of the said manor and Burton, co. Somerset, and Knightetone, co. Southampton. (S) CPRs, 5/1/1462.

1292, Ellen died with holdings in Isle of Wight and Dorset. (S) UKNA, IPM.

2/8/1292, Writ for IPM of Helen de Gorges. Southampton & Isle of Wight: Knythteton. The manor … Ralph de Gorges her son, aged 36 and more, is her next heir. Dorset: Bradepole. The manor, with the foreign hundred of Beministre and the hundred of La Ridehoue … for all which the said Helen ought to find a serjeant in the king’s army, when necessary, in the county in lineis armis for forty days at her own charges; and a tenement called la Yrde … Ralph de Gorges, knight, aged 35, is her next heir. (S) CIsPM.

(S) Collections for a Parochial History of Wraxall, Master, 1900, P10ff.

Family notes:

·         The records chronologically before and after this Ralph fit fairly well, and have some documented support for the wives’; but there multiple wives named ‘Elena/Eleanor/Ellen’ and multiple Ralph’s contemporary.

Children of Ralph and Elena:

i. Ralph de Gorges (16778018), born 1258 in England.

3/5/1292, Order to the escheator on this side Trent to deliver to Ralph de Gorges, son and heir of Ellen de Gorges, tenant in chief, the lands late of his said mother, he having done homage. (S) CFRs.

ii. John de Gorges, born ~1265 in England.

2/5/1291, Grant to John son of Elena de Gorges, for the services of the said Elena to the king and late queen in the custody of their children, of a suitable marriage when one falls in. (S) CPRs.

12/28/1296–2/4/12197, John Gorges served in Gascony.

iii. Eleanor de Gorges (11821017), born by 1271 in England.

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