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Saturday, October 3, 2020

Escheator Richard Hody & Joan ?

 7604464. Escheator Richard Hody & 7604465. Joan ?

~1315, Richard born in Devon, England.

2/1/1327 at Westminster, Edward III, age 14, crowned king of England.

1342, Richard Hody the escheator of Devon.

~1342, Richard married Joan.

1344, James de Audeleye to grant one-fifth of the manor of Torrington, Devon, to Richard Hody for life. (S) UKNA.

5/18/1348, Appointment of James Daudele and Richard Hody to take John Lercedenken, so satisfy his ransom on account of mayhem done to John Cole of Tamer in Devon, and deliver him to the sheriff [others also named.] (S) CPRs.

6/1349, The Plague reached Dorset, and had spread across England by the end of 1349. [Likel the cause of the death of Ela.]

1350, A deed of Richard Hody to John de Chelsham , in Torrington, witnessed by William atte Yeo.

10/8/1350, Partition of 2 parts of manor Frennebur' Wrenbury. Agnes, W. of Randal of Olton, and Richard Hody and W. Joan. [many persons and acres of land mentioned.] (S) UKNA.

11/26/1352, Whereas the priors and brethren of the college or fraternity of St. Peter in the church of St. Maurice, Winchester, and of the college in the church of St. Mary Kalender (de Kalend'), in the same city, acquired in fee … 6 s. of rent in the suburb from Richard Hody … (S) CPRs.

11/20/1353, To Richard Hody, escheator in Devon. (S) CCRs.

10/2/1354, Richard Hody escheator in the county of Devon. (S) CFRs.

1353-55, Particulars of the accounts of escheator of Devon, Richard Hody. (S) UKNA.

9/20/1355, To Richard Hody, escheator in Devon. (S) CCRs.

1355-56, Particulars of the accounts of escheator of Devon, Richard Hody. (S) UKNA.

9/19/1356, To Richard Hody, escheator in Devon. (S) CCRs.

6/20/1357, To Richard Hody, escheator in Devon. (S) CCRs.

12/25/1357, Richard died. (S) IPM.

6/20/1358, Writ for IPM of Richard Hody. Devon: West Raddon. The manor … The said Richard died on Monday, Christmas day last. Thomas Hody his son, aged 15 years and more, is his heir. … Writ of dedimus … Hugh de Nywehalle, … the manor of West Raddon, late of Richard Hody and taken into the king’s hand on his death as being held of the manor of Mersshwode, co. Dorset, which is in the king’s hand, ought to belong to him, he being too feeble to come to Westminster to sue his right. …  West Raddon, … which is in the king’s hand by the death of Ela, late the wife of Robert son of Payn, who held the said manor of Mersshwode of the king in chief … by knight’s service jointly with Robert her husband, to them and the heirs of their bodies, with remainder to Sir Lionel, the king’s son, earl of Ulster. Richard Hody died on Monday, Christmas day last. Thomas his son, aged 14 years, is his heir. (S) CIsPM.

10/8/1358, Writ for IPM of Richard Hody in Salop and Stafford. (S) CFRs.

Family notes:

·         This Ella is possibly the sister of Richard; or is the person of whom Richard held the property.

·         Ela married to Robert fitz Payn.

·         12/8/1354, Writ for IPM of Robert fitz Payn in the county of Devon. [Robert’s heir his daughter Isabel, wife of John Chidiok. (S) CFRs, 4/17/1355]

·         2/12/1356, Writ for IPM of Ella late the wife of Robert Fitz Payn ; Somerset and Dorset. (S) CFRs.

Child of Richard and ?:

i. Thomas Hody (3802232), born 1343 in England.


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