~1207, Thomas born in Warwickshire, England, heir & s/o §§Osbert de Clinton & Margery ? s/o §§Osbert de Clinton (fl.1162) & Margery de Hatton d/o §§William de Hatton (fl.1148-63). [Margery de Hatton and her sister Maud coheirs of their brother Richard de Hatton.]
~1210, Mazera born in Warwickshire, England, d/o §§Lord James de Bisege of Badsley, Warwickshire.
1223, Thomas, of Amington, Warwickshire, heir to his father.
~1228, Thomas of Amington in Tamworth, Warwickshire married Mazera.
1232, Thomas de Clinton named in the Curia Regis Rolls as a knight of Warwickshire. (S) Lordship, Knighthood, and Locality, Coss, 1991, P258.
11/22/1232, Wiltshire. Thomas de Clinton gives the king half a mark for having a pone before the itinerant justices, concerning a tenement in Lydiard. (S) FRsHIII.
Aft. 1232, Mazera’s father died.
Aft. 1233, Thomas’ mother died.
1242, Thomas de Clinton, son of Margery, held the manors of Hatton and Beausale, Warwick. (S) The Cartulary of St. Maryy’s Collegiate Church, Warwick, Fonge, 2004, P301.
1247, Thomas de Clinton, of Aminton, levied a fine to Phil. Marmion, that he and his heirs, his wife, and their heirs, might, when they came to Tamworth, or to their castle at Middleton, fish with a boat any where in his water at Aminton, with 1 net, called a fleu-net, and a tramil and sayna; for which liberty he gave them 6 marks silver. (S) The Complete Angler, Walton, 1839, P363.
10/22/1247, Thomas de Clinton gives half a mark for having a writ relating to the county of Warwickshire before the king (coram Rege). (S) FRsHIII.
1/23/1248, Thomas de Clinton gives the king 20s for a writ of attaint before R. of Thirkleby and G. of Preston. Order to the sheriff of Warwickshire to take security. (S) FRsHIII.
1251, Thomas escheator of Warwick.
1252, Thomas de Clinton held a knight’s fee in Marton of the earl of Warwick. (S) Magna Britannia Antiqua, Cox, 1738, P843.
1253-56, Thomas de Clynton and Mazieia his wife give to their son James for his homage … Vill of Badeslye … rent of one penny … . (S) Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of London, V1, 1859, P91.
8/6/1253, King Henry left for Gascony from Portsmouth with 300 ships. [Various camps, returning 1/1255.]
3/20/1254, Protection, with clause, for Thomas de Clinton, … so long as he be in the king’s service in Gascony. (S) CPRs.
5/4/1254, Thomas de Clynton obtained a grant of free warren for Coleshill, co. Warwick. (S) CPRs.
1250, Witnesses: Sir Thomas de Clinton', … (S) UKNA.
1257, John de Cantilup … manor of Sniterfield … county of Warwick, held of Thomas de Clinton by service of one knight’s fee. (S) Baronia Anglica Concentrata, V2, 1843, P63.
1259, Thomas settled the manor [Coleshill] on his second son, John, and his heirs, with contingent remainder to another son Osbert, Thomas to retain a life tenancy ata yearly rent of 50s. (S) A Hist. of the Co. of Warwick, V4, 1947.
1259, Ralph de Cameys held at this death the manor of Ditton of Thomas de Clinton and dame Matilda de Stiucchale for 100s. a year to each. (S) Feudal Cambridgshire, P44.
1260, Thomas de Clinton, in the special reforming eyre, complained that William Mansel had been bribed to deny him justice. (S) The Reign of Henry III, Carpenter, 1996, P232.
1262, Warw. Ralph Basset of Drayton sued Philip Marmiun for sending his serviens … with a great multitude of outlaws and Welshmen … to the mill of the said Ralph … doing damage … £100 … A concord was afterwards made at Tamworth, … sureties … John de Plessetis, earl of Warwick, Peter de Montfort, … Roger de Morteyn, … Thomas de Clinton [for Philip] … (S) Collections for a History of Staffordshire, V4, 1883, P151.
1270, The Prior of Stodle, … offered himself … against Thomas de Clinton, touching a plea, … Thomas making default of appearance, … (S) Cal. of the Plea Rolls of the Exchequer of the Jews, 1905, P245.
11/16/1272, Edward I ascended to the throne while on crusade.
1275, Warwick. Suit of Abbot of Burton versus Thomas de Clynton respecting the advowson of Aldeulvestre (Austrey) concluded by a verdict in favour of the Abbot. (S) Plea Rolls for Staffordshire, V6, 1885.
1276, Lydiard-Millicent, Wilts. Appointment of … to take the assize of novel dissesin arraigned by John son of Thomas de Clunton, juniors, agains Thomas de Clunton senior and others, touching a tenement. (S) 45th Ann. Rpt. Dep. Keeper, 1885, P241.
Mazera died before Thomas. “Thomas de Clynton’ et Mazera uxor ejus, defuncti.” (S) Calendarium Genealoficum, Roberts, 1865, P275. [Also see Son John, 11/13/1278.]
1277-78, Thomas died.
1/12/1278, Writ for IPM of Thomas de Clinton alias de Clynton. Leciester: Olesthorp. A messuage, and 8 virgates … all which he held by the courtesy of England through the death of Mazera his wife of whom he begat sons and daughters. John, son of Thomas de Clynton the younger, aged 20, is his next heir. Olvestorp. The said Thomas and Mazera enfeoffed the said John of £18 land there, and he continued peaceful seisin thereof for 5 days: after the death of his mother Sir John demised the same to the said Sir Thomas for his life with reversion to himself and his heirs. … 23 virgates land are held … (S) CIsPM.
(S) The Scenery of Sherwood Forest, Rodgers, 1908. (S) The Cartulary of St Mary’s Collegiate Church, Warwick, Fonge, 2004, P301. (S) Hist. of Warwick, V4, 1947, Austrey.
· 8/26/1207, Thomas’ father Osbert granted a market and fair at Coleshill, Warwickshire, which would stay in the family for several generations. (S) Gaz. of Markets and Fairs.
· 1220-32, James de Bisege in the Curia Regis Rolls as a knight of Warwickshire. (S) Lordship, Knighthood, and Locality, Coss, 1991, P258.
· 1323, An assize … advowson of the church of Aldulvestre … John de Clynton stated that the presentation belonged to him, in asmuch as one Thomas de Clynton, his great grandfather (proavus), had been seised of the advowson, and had presented one Adam de Chetewynd, who had been admitted and instituted on his presentation; and the said Thomas had given the advowson to one Thomas de Clynton and Matilda his wife…; and from the said Thomas and Matilda the right descended to John their son and heir, and from John to this John his son and heir, who now pleads … Thomas de Clynton, the great grandfather, was seised of the advowson, … and he had afterwards granted the advowson to Osbert his son, and the said Osbert had granted it by his charter … the said Osbert had acknowledged the advowson to be the right of the Abbot and his Church. (S) The Burton Cartulary: V5, 1884.
· Sir John de Clinton of Maxstoke, head of the eldest line, bore “argent od le chef de azure a ii mollets de or”. John de Clinton, 2nd son, bore “argent od le chef de azure a ii flures de or”. James de Clinton, 4th son, bore “upon a chief two mullets pierced”. (S) Royal Historical Society Transactions, V5, Davies, 1996, P174.
· Geoffrey de Clinton, Thomas’ granduncle, built Kenilworth castle.
Children of Thomas and Mazera:
i. John de Clinton, born ? in England.
11/13/1278, To Richard de Holebrok, the king’s steward, to deliver to John de Clinton, £18 a year of land in Ovestorp, … Thomas de Clynton, and Mazera, his wife enfeoffed the said John, their son, thereof, … that John, after his mother’s death demised the same to Thomas for life. (S) The Ancestor, V8, 1904, P196.
ii. Thomas de Clinton (15212296), born ~1230 in England.
iii. James de Clinton, born ? in England. [4th son]