~1255, Robert de Driby born in England.
~1255, Joan born in England, d/o 94560390. Sir Robert de Tatteshall & 94560391. Joan fitz Ranulf.
1273, Joan’s father died; her brother Robert the heir.
11/16/1272, Edward I ascended to the throne while on crusade.
~1278, Robert married Joan.
1298, Joan’s brother Robert died, his son Robert, age 15, his heir.
1300, Rob. de Driby and Joan Lady Tateshale held the advowsons of Tateshale and Fitz-Ralf.
By 1301, Robert de Dryby died. (S) See son Simon.
6/24/1304, Commission of oyer and terminer … on complaint by the abbot of Revesby that Joan, late the wife of Robert de Dryby, Simon son of Robert de Dryby and John his brother and others broke his park at Tumby, co. Lincoln. (S) CPRs.
1305, Joan’s older sister Emma, married to Sir Osbert de Caily, knt., died; her son Thomas de Caily had livery of his mother’s lands.
1/1306, Joan de Driby coheiress, with John de Orreby and his wife Isabel, and her nephew Thomas Caley, of her nephew Robert de Tattershal. [The estate totaled £269 17s 10.5d.]
9/10/1306, Joan sent sons Simon and John to represent her at the inheritance inquisition. (S) CCRs.
11/25/1306, Joan did homage for her inherited castle of Tateshal. (S) CFRs.
7/10/1307, To the bailiffs of the bishop of Norwich, Robert de Monte Alto, Joan, late the wife of Robert de Tateshale, Thomas de Cailly (47280194), Joan, late the wife of Robert de Dryby, and John de Orresby and Isabel (sister of Joan), his wife, at Lynn. As the king learns … that they have arrested 7,910 lbs. of copper, appraised at £80, which was found in the possession of Selone Susse of Gutland, a merchant, who claimed it, part of the copper and other goods and wares taken and stolen … by certain robbers of Norway … [ordered to deliver it to Selone] (S) CCRs.
1/26/1309, Licence for John de Orreby and Isabella his wife to grant to Joan, late the wife of Robert de Driby, 19 messuages, 4 tofts, 138 acres, … in Attleburgh, Besthorpe, New Bokenham, Old Bokenham and Elungham, held in chief. (S) CPRs.
8/12/1313, Commission of oyer … on complaint of Joan, late the wife of Robert de Driby, that … felled and uprooted trees in her wood at Tumby, co. Lincoln, and carried away same. (S) CPRs. [Repeated 10/14/1313.]
7/19/1325, By fine of 50 marks, Joan late the wife of Robert de Driby to settle the castle and manor of Tattershall, and messuages and rent in Boston, the manor of Bredon (Leic.), messuages, land, and rent in New Buckenham, Old Buckenham, Attleborough, and Ellingham, the third part of the manor of Wymondham, and the eighth part of the manor of Buckenham, with the advowsons of the church of Tattershall and Kirkstead abbey, on herself for life, with remainder … to William de Bernak, Alice his wife, and the heirs of their bodies; … (S) CPRs, (S) UKNA.
9/28/1329, Joan granted manors to her son and heir John. (S) See IPM.
10/8/1329, Joan died holding the manor of Breedon. (S) History of the County of Leicester, Curtis, 1831, P31.
10/15/1329, IPM of Joan de Driby or de Drybi. Norfolk: Babbingele. 24a. land, a third part of a windmill, and 20s. rent … Dentone. 8 1/2a. land, a water-mill, and 22s. 2d. rent, … She died on 8 October. John de Drybi, her son, aged 40 years and more, is her next heir. Leicester: 11 days before her death, she granted her manor of Bredon and Somerby, and her manor of Holewell and Ketelby, to John de Drybi her son and his heirs for ever. Lincoln: Tatersale. The fortalice … Boston. A house with the service of certain free tenants … Tatersale. Certain tenements … Kirkeby by Bayn. A messuage … Tumby. The manor … Simon de Dryby the elder enfeoffed Robert de Dryby and the said Joan de Dryby his wife of the said manor to them and the heirs of their bodies, which tenements after the said Joan’s death ought to descend to John son of Robert de Dryby. (S) CIsPM.
(S) Lincolnshire Notes and Queries, V6, 1901, P35. (S) Record Series, Yorkshire, V37, 1906, P126.
· There are multiple candidates named Simon [of Lincolnshire] and Robert [not area specific] that could be the father of this Robert. There are also contempary persons with the same names, but can generally be differentiated by location, and names of wives and heirs.
Child of Robert and Joan:
i. Simon de Driby, born ? in England.
1282, Simon de Dryby and wife Alice are named in the patent rolls.
4/1301, The Sheriff was ordered to levy 12½ marks from the goods and chattels of Hugh de Tatereshale, Simon son of Robert de Dryby, … damages adjudicated against them in an assize of novel disseisin which Ralph de Dryby had arraigned against them. (S) Staffordshire Hist. Coll’s, V7, Pt1, 1886, Plea Rolls.
1304, Grant of Tumby Great Park to Revesby Abbey by Simon son of Robert de Driby.
4/1318, Simon led a naval force of 77 ships against the Scots who had captured Berwick. (S) Wars of the Bruces, McNamee, 1997, P218.
1323, Simon died without children.
8/8/1323, IPM of Simon de Dryby. Norfolk: Old Bukenham. … Robert de Driby his brother, aged 40 and more, is his next heir. Lincoln: Baston. 10 bovates … Wynthorp. £8 15s. 9d. rent … Dribi. The manor … Bernolby. A messuage, 9 bovates … a water-mill, and 20s. rent … Laisseby. A messuage and 12a. … (S) CIsPM.
ii. Robert de Driby, born ? in England.
5/8/1324, Robert de Dryby clerk to Sir Geoffrey le Sorop, property: … (S) UKNA.
Robert died leaving his brother John as his heir. (S) CCRs.
iii. Alice de Driby (23640109), born ~1280 in England.
9/20/1334, Order to deliver to Willam Bernak and Alice his wife, daughter of Robert de Driby, sister and heir of John de Driby, tenant in chief, the lands late of her said brother. (S) CFRs.
iv. John de Driby, born ~1286 in England.
12/9/1329, Order to deliver to John de Driby, son and heir of Joan de Driby, tenant in chief, the lands late of his said mother, he having done homage. (S) CFRs.
1334, John died; his sister Alice his heir.
6/20/1334, Order to take into the king's hand the lands late of John de Driby, deceased, tenant in chief. (S) CFRs.