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Monday, September 7, 2020

Sir Walter Fitz Robert & Ida Longespee

 30424598. Sir Walter Fitz Robert  & 30424599. Ida Longespee

10/28/1216, Henry III, age 9, crowned king of England.

~1219, Walter born in England, s/o 60849196. Robert Fitz Walter & 60849197. Rohese ?.

~1220, Ida “the younger” born in England, d/o 19989838. Earl William Longespee & 19989839. Ela of Salisbury. [younger of 2 sisters of the same name.]

1232, Walter, a minor, heir to his older half-sister Christian Fitz Robert, wife of William de Mandeville.

4/30/1235, Grant to the church of St. John the Baptist, Haliwell, … gifts … the tithe of the household expenses of Walter son of Robert and his heirs ; … (S) CChRs, V1.

1234, Walter’s father died.

1235, Walter still a minor.

[––Walter & Ida––]

Bef. 11/1/1236, Walter married Ida.

12/18/1239, Fine of Walter son of Robert. Pledges for this fine. William Longespée for 60m Hugh Wake for 40m Thomas de Furnival for 40m …. (S) FRsHIII.

12/24/1239, Walter fitz Robert has made fine by 300m for having seisin of the lands formerly of Robert fitz Walter, his father … Pledges for this fine … William Longespée for 60m Hugh Wake for 40m Thomas de Furnival for 40m Gerard de Furnival for 40m Hamo Peche for 40m.  (S) FRsHIII.

11/4/1243, Order to the sheriff of Suffolk to place in respite the scutage that he exacts from the fees which Walter fitz Robert held in his bailiwick of the honour of Rayleigh. (S) FRsHIII.

11/19/1244, The king has granted to Master Laurence de St. Martin … for Walter fitz Robert for the manor of Little Horkesley, for which he was accustomed to render £20 per annum … the charter of the aforesaid Walter are to be changed. (S) FRsHIII. [Part of tallage assessed upon Jews.]

10/1/1245, The king has given respite to Walter fitz Robert, from the £30 which he owes him from the knights’ fees that he holds of the king in chief for the aid generally granted to the king to marry his first-born daughter. (S) FRsHIII.

9/7/1246, The king has granted Master Laurence de St. Martin … for Walter fitz Robert from the manor of Little Horkesley, concerning which the king had previously granted him to render £10 per annum he is henceforth to render 5 m. per annum. (S) FRsHIII.

1249, Walter son of Robert and Ida his wife brought an assize of novel disseisin against William Lungepeie for holdings in Scepperingge and Heniton, Farlegh and Bidinham … Walter and Ida had put themselves utterly in
William's grace for those holdings. (S) Civil Pleas of the Wiltshire Eyre, Clanchy, 1971, P152.

6/19/1253, Confirmation of a lease by Walter son of Robert to Isabel de Ingoldesthorp of the manor of Wimbis, except the advowson of the church, … for 6 years … (S) CPRs.

6/19/1253, Confirmation of a lease by Walter son of Robert to Isabel de Ingoldesthorp of the manor of Wimbis, except the advowson of the church, wards, reliefs and marriages of free men, for 6 years. (S) CPRs.

1253, Protection for the following going to Gascony … with the king … Walter son of Robert. (S) CPRs.

8/6/1253, King Henry left for Gascony from Portsmouth with 300 ships to suppress a rebellion.

10/22/1253 at Beauge, France. Walter granted a weekly market and a yearly fair at his manor of Burnham, Essex. (S) Gaz. of Markets and Fairs.

10/23/1253, King Henry’s army in camp at Benauge, France [east of Bordeaux].

12/28/1253, King Henry’s army in camp at Bazas, France [southeast of Bordeaux].

8/12/1254, King Henry’s retinue in camp at Bordeaux, France.

1/1255, King Henry returned to England.

1255, Walter gave 3 acres of meadow to the Hospitallers.

8/30/1256, Commission of oyer … touching the trespasses of certain person of the city of London against Walter son of Robert as to certain customs belonging to his quay in the said city. (S) CPRs.

9/14/1257, Walter granted a market at Roydon, Essex. (S) Gaz. of Markets and Fairs.

12/1257, Sir Walter died. (S) CPRs.

[––Ida––]

1/10/1258, Whereas there was a contention … the lands late of Walter son of Robert, and Ida wife of the said Walter, touching her dower … (S) CPRs.

6/23/1258, Grant to Stephen Lungespee [brother of Ida] the wardship of the land and heirs of Walter son of Robert … for 3000 marks … with the marriage of the heirs. (S) CPRs.

6/10/1258, The king appointed John de Wyvyle to extend the lands of Walter son of Robert and cause reasonable dower to be assigned to Ida, wife of the said Walter. (S) CPRs.

1260, Stephen Lungespee died. Walter’s “men, lands and goods” were committed to William de Aette, who was one of the executors for the will of Ida’s brother, Sir Stephen Longespee.

1261-63, A letter from Ida, widow of Walter Fitz Robert, written to Walter de Merton, the king's chancellor, in which Ida styles herself “Ida Longespée”. (S) List of Ancient Corr. of the Chancery and Exchequer, 1902, PP107-108.

8/6/1261, The king restored the manor of Henham of Walter son of Robert to Geoffrey de Lazinan, the king’s brother, saving to Ida the crops of this autum and all other issues up to Michaelmas next. (S) CPRs.

4/10/1262, The commands Ida, late the wife of Walter son of Robert, to pay what is still in arrear to Geoffrey de Lezinan, the king’s brother. (S) CPRs.

Ida died.

Family notes:

·         Katherine and Lorica, daughters of Ida Longespee, who married Walter, son of Robert fitz Walter, became nuns at Lacock. (S) History of Wiltshire, Pugh, V3, 1957.

(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P345.

Children of Walter and Ida:

i. Ela Fitz Walter (15212299), born ~1245 in England.

ii. Sir Robert Fitz Walter (30422600), born 1247 in England.

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