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Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Escheator John Thomer

 3802666. Escheator John Thomer

~1350, John Tomer born in England, s/o §§Richard de Tomer & Joan ?.

By 1374, John’s parents died.

6/20/1374 at Langeport, Writing … being a quitclaim to Sir William de Monte Acuto earl of Salisbury … lands, rents and services … in Langeport co. Somerset. Witnesses: William Bonville knight, … John Tomere, … (S) CCRs.

6/21/1377, Richard II, age 10, son of the Black Prince, succeeded Edward III as King of England.

1377-78, John Tomer baliff of Aschott priory, Somerset. (S) UKNA.

12/4/1377, To John de Stourton escheator in Somerset and Dorset. Order to cause Maurice son and heir of Ralph Russell knight to have seisin of his father's lands; as he has proved his age before John Tomere and John Leddrede specially appointed for the purpose. (S) CCRs.

2/15/1380, Indenture made reciting a dispute and pleas between the dean and chapter of Wells and Peter de Yevelton …  Witnesses: … Thomas Fychet, John Lorty knights, Walter Clopton, Richard Sydenham, John Tomere, … (S) CCRs.

3/3/1380, John de Meriet knight and John Thomere to be paid £23 4s. for 58 days at parliament at Westminster representing Somerset. (S) CCRs.

1381, Peasant Revolt against new Poll tax. [Aka Wat Tyler’s Rebellion.]

2/20/1381, Commission of peace to William de Monte Acuto, earl of Salisbury, James de Audele, Guy de Briene, … Richard Sydenham, John Thomer, … Somerset. (S) CPRs.

12/20/1382, Commission of peace and oyer and terminer to William de Monte Acuto, earl of Salisbury, James de Audele, Guy de Briene, … Richard Sydenham, John Thomer, … Somerset. (S) CPRs.

1/29/1384, Commission of peace and oyer and terminer to William de Monte Acuto, earl of Salisbury, James de Audele, Guy de Bryen, Matthew Gournay, Rebert Bealknap, … Richard Sydenham, John Thomer, … Somerset. (S) CPRs.

5/20/1384 at Wells, Attornment … tenants heretofore of Sir William de Mountagu earl of Salisbury in his manor of Burnham county Somerset … to Nicholas de Carreu the elder, Nicholas his son, and William son of John de Carreu knight, … by charter of Dame Margaret late the wife of Thomas de Graundson … Witnesses: Sir John Tryvet knight, Robert de Orchard, … John Tomer. (S) CCRs.

1/1386, John Wadham, John Hulle, William Hankeford and Henry Tyrell to Robert de Loundres knight and Elizabeth his wife. … Dorset … Witnesses: …, John Thomer, … (S) CCRs.

1/22/1389, Writ of supersedeas in respect of a distress made upon the abbot of Glastonbury, Peter Courtenay and Walter Clopton, lately appointed with Nicholas de Audeley, Guy de Bryen, Ivo Fitz Wareyn, Thomas de Hungerford, William Bonevyle, John Barre, James Fitz James and John Tomere to make inquisition by whose default the walls, dikes, gutters, sewers etc. upon the sea coast in Somerset are broken in divers places … (S) CCRs.

1390 & 1391 John settled his land on himself, and on Richard Toomer and his wife Alice.

10/18/1391, Commission to John Moigne, knight, … and John Thomer to enquire by jury of Dorset touching waste … on account of the war with France. (S) CPRs.

2/17/1392 at Westminster, Ralph Thornhulle of Gylyngham … Quitclaim … Witnesses: Ivo Fitz Waryn knight, John Tomer, … (S) CCRs.

8/6/1397, Writ of supersedeas, by … of Somerset, in favour of John Murye of Glaston[bury] at suit of John Tomer of Glaston[bury] for trespass. (S) CCRs.

By 1401, John of Glastonbury, Somerset, died.

(S) Hist. of Somerset, V4, 1978, Hinton St. George & Henstridge.

Family notes:

·         1303, Richard de Toomer purchased lands in Henxtrigge, Somerset.

·         1307, Richard de Toomer purchased lands in Henstrigge, Somerset.

·         1317, Thomas of Toomer settled lands on his brother William and on William's son Richard subject to the dower of Margery of Wedgewood.

Child of John and ?:

i. Richard Thomer, born ~1370 in England.

7/4/1396, Commitment to John Colyford. clerk, and Thomas Bathe, by mainprise of Richard Thomere and William Carent (1901332, husband of Alice), both of the counties of Somerset and Dorset, … (S) CFRs.

1401, Richard died.

6/18/1401, Writ for IPM of Richard Thomer, esquire, in Somerset. (S) CFRs.

11/8/1408, IPM of Edith sister of John, son and heir of Richard Tomer. Somerset: Owing to the minority of John, son and heir of Richard Tomer, … The king, by letters patent …, granted custody to the value of 100s. to Isabel Thorley until the full age of the heir of Richard. Thomas Thorley and Isabel granted the custody [of Edith] to Alice widow of John Thomer [still underage], and William Carent. John the son of Richard died under age on 26 Sept. 1407. Edith, then aged 10 years and more, was his sister and heir. She died on 25 July last. Alice wife of William Carente is her aunt and heir, being the sister of Richard her father, and aged 30 years and more. (S) CIsPM.

2/14/1409, Order to the escheator in the county of Somerset … a messuage, 60 acres of land, 10 acres of meadow, 8 acres of wood, 31 acres of pasture in Hengstrugg, co. Somerset, came to the king's hands by the death of Richard Tomer, … , and by reason of the minority of John, Richard's son and heir, who lately died a minor in the king's ward, and are still in the king's hands for the causes aforesaid and also by reason of the minority of Edith, John's sister and heir, who likewise died of late a minor in the king's ward, and that Alice the wife of William Carente, sister of Richard the father of John the brother of Edith, is Edith's kinswoman and next heir, and of full age,—to take the fealty of the said William and cause him and Alice to have full seisin of the premises. (S) CFRs.

ii. Alice Thomer (1901333), born 1377 in England.


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