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Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Sir Robert de Arderne & Nicole de Wykham

 15211192. Sir Robert de Arderne & 15211193. Nicole de Wykham

~1290, Robert de Arden born in England, s/o §§Thomas de Ardern & Lucia ?. (S) Geneal. Mag., V1, 1898, P574.

~1295, Nicole born in Oxford, England, d/o §§Robert de Wykham & Elizabeth [held part of Swalcliffe and Wykham in Banbury Hundred, Oxon. (S) UKNA.] (S) See 9/29/1309, 1314, and 4/1335.

9/29/1309 at Oxford, Debtor: Robert de Wykham, knight, of Oxon [held part of Swalcliffe and Wykham in Banbury Hundred, Oxon]. Creditor: Robert de Arderne [held part of Hanwell, Drayton and Mollington in Bloxham Hundred, Oxon, and land in Northants]. Amount: 200m. (S) UKNA. [Note: 1314 Robert residing at Wickham.]

1309-10, Rose, widow of Thomas Arden, granted Drayton to Sir Robert Arden and his heirs, to hold it of him during her life.

2/19/1311 at Claverdon, Robert de Arderne to Robert le Seynter of Warwick and Maud his wife, messuage in Claverdone. (S) UKNA.

By 1314, Robert married Nicole.

1314, Robert, residing at Wickham, parish Banbury, a knight of the shire for Oxford.

1317, Robert granted free warren at Drayton.

9/26/1317, Commitment during pleasure to Robert de Ardern of the keeping of the castle of Norhampton. (S) CFRs. [Held until 4/2/1319.]

1318, Robert de Ardern and Nicholaa his wife (by Stephen de Strafford in place of Nicholaa) v. Isabel Bardolf; a messuage, 8 carucates of land, £15 rent in Adburton, Alebourn, Wodemanecote, Hangelton and Bolne; Isabel grants to Robert and Nicholaa and heirs of their bodies, to hold by payment to Isabel during her life of £80 yearly … (S) Feet of Fines, Sussex, V3, 1916, No.1523.

10/2/1318, Protections for service in Scotland … Robert de Ardern. (S) CPRs.

1319, Many rebel barons with the earls of Lancaster and Hereford assembled at Sherborne in Elmedon [Hampshire], swearing allegiance to the reformation of the realm.

1/3/1322, Robert a royalist in the baronial wars, appointed keeper of Banbury castle, Oxford. (S) CFRs.

2/26/1322, Commitment during pleasure to Robert de Ardem of the keeping of all the lands, goods and chattels of Richard Dammory in the counties of Oxford, Buckingham and Somerset. (S) CFRs.

3/16/1322, Battle of Boroughbridge in Yorkshire. Thomas, Earl of Lancaster and the Marcher Lords, against King Edward II and the Dispensers. The rebel forces of about 700 knights and men-at-arms, against about 4,000 in the royal forces. An effective use of longbow against calvary. [Rebeling barons lost and retreated to Tutbury castle.]

3/16/1322, Order to sheriffs … to be intendant to Robert de Ardern, whom the king has appointed to pursue, arrest and take Robert de Veer of Sudburgh in the county of Northampton and to keep him in prison. (S) CFRs.

7/30/1322, Matthew de Clyvedon, knight, of the county of Somerset has made fine in 400 marks … he has found as mainpernors Richard Damory, Thomas Lercedekne and Robert de Ardern, knights. (S) CFRs.

4/24/1323, Robert de Ardern' and Nichole, his wife, querents, … The manor of Donestuwe. [Oxfordshire, York]. Robert and Nichole have given him £40 sterling. (S) Feet of Fines, Oxfordshire, CP 25/1/189/16, number 40.

4/24/1323, Robert de Ardern', querent, … 20 acres of land in Nethrop' by Bannebury. Robert has given them 20 marks of silver. (S) Feet of Fines, Oxfordshire, CP 25/1/189/16, number 41.

7/13/1324, IPM of John de Clare. Oxford: Great Bourton. A messuage, … held of the manor of Bannebury, … in the custody of Robert de Arderne by the king’s commission … John his son, aged 14, whose body remains in the hands of Robert de Arderne. (S) CIsPM.

1/20/1325, Robert de Ardern' and Nichole, his wife, querents, … 7 messuages, 1 carucate and 6 virgates of land and 20 acres of meadow in Hanewelle and the manor of Swa[lecl]iue and the advowson of the church of the same manor. (S) Feet of Fines, Oxfordshire, CP 25/1/189/16, number 79.

1/20/1326, Robert de Arderne, querent, … The manor of Hornele, which Nicholas de Grey and Agnes, his wife, hold in dower of Agnes. Robert has given him £20. This agreement was made in the presence of Nicholas and Agnes, and they did fealty to Robert in the court. (S) Feet of Fines, Oxfordshire, CP 25/1/189/16, number 99.

1/24/1327, Edward III, age 14, succeeded Edward II as King of England. [1/20/1327, Edward II abdicated.]

1327, Robert had free warren in Oxford at Drayton, Hanewell, Horley, Horton, Dunstuwe, and Swalcliffe.

5/23/1327 at Oxford, Creditor: Robert de Arderne, knight. Amount: £20. (S) UKNA.

1/25/1329, “Know that of our special grace we have granted and given on behalf of ourselves and our heirs, to our beloved and faithful Robert de Ardern, that he may fortify with a wall of stone and lime, and krenellate his manses of Dratton, in the County of Oxford, and of Perching, in the County of Sussex, and may hold them so fortified and krenellated for himself and his heirs for ever. (S) Pat. 3E.III, p.1, m.38) (Blaauw).

6/25/1329, Robert de Arderne, querent, … The manor of Wikham, 1 toft, 2 carucates of land, 14 acres of meadow and 40 shillings of rent in Yolughbury. Robert has given him £100 sterling. … And after the decease of Robert, the tenements shall remain to Robert de Ardern' and Nichole, his wife, and the heirs of Robert, to hold of the chief lords for ever. (S) Feet of Fines, Oxfordshire, CP 25/1/189/17, number 16 & 17.

6/25/1329, Robert Dardern' and Nichole, his wife, querents, … 3 messuages and 2 and a half virgates of land in Dounestywe. Robert and Nichole have given them 20 marks of silver. (S) Feet of Fines, Oxfordshire, CP 25/1/189/17, number 19.

11/18/1329 at London, Creditor: Robert d'Arden {Arderne}, knight. Amount: £160. (S) UKNA.

4/1/1331, Writ of aid for Robert de Ardern, … appointed to arrest John son of William de Mulverton … charged with sundry felonies in the county of Warwick. (S) CPRs.

1331, Robert died.

10/4/1331, Writ for IPM of Robert de Arerne. (S) CFRs.


3/19/1332, John Davy of Donestiwe acknowledges that he owes to Nicholaa, late the wife of Robert de Ardern, 20 marks. (S) CCRs.

9/30/1332, Ralph Basset of Weldon, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Nicholaa, late the wife of Robert de Arden, 500 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Northampton. (S) CCRs.

Nicole married 2nd Sir Thomas Wale.

6/6/1333, Thomas [Wale] and Nichole, his wife, and Giles, son of Robert [de A]rderne, querents … Thomas, the guardian of Giles … 4 messuages, 4 virgates of land and 23 pence of rent in Swaleclyue. … shall remain to Thomas Wale and Nichole and Giles and the heirs of Giles, to hold together with the aforesaid tenements of the chief lords for ever. Thomas and Nichole and Giles have given them £20 sterling. (S) Feet of Fines, Oxfordshire, CP 25/1/189/17, number 100.

7/4/1333, Grant, for a fine of 200 marks, to Thomas Wale and Nicholaa his wife, executrix of the will of Robert de Arderne … (S) CFRs.

4/1335, Oxford. Robert de Wykham sued Thomas Wake [Wale] and Nicholaa, his wife, and Giles de Arderne for the next presentation to the church of Swalclyve. Robert de Wykham, the father of the plaintiff, had given the manor and advowson to John de Ardene, and John had enfeoffed Robert de Wykham and Exizabeth his wife – Nicholas had been married to Robert de Arderne. (S) Pedigrees from the Plea Rolls, Wrottesley, 1890, P14.

1337, Thomas Wales conveyed the manor of Swalcliffe to Giles and Margaret.

4/9/1353 at Oxford, Creditor: Nichola, who was the wife of Robert de Arderne, and Thomas de Bifield. Amount: £200. (S) UKNA.

1356, Nicole living when son Sir Giles Arden was pardoned for outlawry incurred because he had disseised her of her rents in Duns Tew. (S) CPRs.

1357-1365, On Nicole's death Drayton reverted to this Giles, the son and heir of her first husband. (S) Visit. Warws. 1619 (Harl. Soc. xii), 179.

(S) Hist. of Banbury, Beesley, 1841, P106.

Children of Robert and Nicole:

i. Nicole de Arderne, born ~1317 in England.

1332, Sir Ralph Basset (5910018) of Weldon settled his Drayton property on Richard his son and heir on the occasion of his marriage with Nicole daughter of Sir Robert de Arderne. (S) Hist. of Buckingham, V3, 1925, Drayton Beauchamp.

ii. Giles de Arderne (7605596), born ~1320 in England.

1366, Sir Giles holding of Drayton disputed by Elizabeth of Swinford, who claimed possession as the descendant of Sir Thomas Arden of Hanwell and Rose Vernon. [The defence asserted that her ‘Thomas’ was a bastard and she lost her case.] (S) C.P. 40/429, m. 396.

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