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Saturday, October 10, 2020

Escheator Robert Assheley Esq. & Joan Stanes

 1901062. Escheator Robert Assheley Esq. & 1901063. Joan Stanes

~1375, Robert Asscheley born in England.

~1375, Joan born in Wiltshire, England, 3rd d/o 3802126. John Stanes & 3802127. Elena ?.

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

5/1385, John Stanes (Stanys) wrote his will: … To his younger daughter Margaret, … To his elder daughter Margaret, 20s. … To his daughter Joan, £20 and his ten. in Bradestret .. in which John Swelle lives on the day of the present deed; to her and her right heirs for ever, after the death of her mother, testator's wife Elena. Also his ten. in High Street inhabited by John Millyng', botelmaker [on the same terms.] … Also the whole garden with a dovecot called Tophey in the suburb, next to the apple-orchard of the Priory of S. James. … Elena is to have the custody of their daughter Joan and her legacies, after [Bristol custom]. … (S) UKNA, P/AS/D/HS D 1.

Bef. 6/2/1385, Joan’s father died.

9/30/1399, Henry IV succeeded Richard II as King of England.

1405-06, Grantor: Sir William Cheyny, knight. Grantee: Sir Walter Hungerford, knight, William Besile, Robert Assheley and John Flour. Place or Subject: Manor and advowson of Tothill; .... County: Lincs Som Wilts Dors Devon. (S) UKNA.

2/4/1406, Edmund Forde to William Poulet, John Blount, William Pennesforde, Robert Assheley and John Germeyn. Quitclaim ... in the hundred of Berkeley ... (S) CCRs.

5/11/1411, To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Writ of supersedeas omnino in respect of any process against John Rous, Henry Thorp, William Besyles and Robert Assheley, appointed to make inquisition in the counties of Suthampton and Wiltesir concerning money which were by sheriffs, escheators, … converted to their own use and fraudulently concealed, … (S) CCRs.

5/4/1412, Reynold Halle of Bradeforde to Thomas, lord of Berkeley knight, … Witnesses: Walter Hungerforde, Walter Rodeney, knights, …, Robert Assheley, …, John Coker, … (S) CCRs.

Joan died.


Robert married 2nd Egida, widow of John Plecy.

2/19/1418, To the escheator in Norhamptonshire [& Surrey & Dorset]. Order in presence of the heir of John Plecy, or of his attorneys, to assign dower to Robert Assheley esquire and Egidia who was the said John's wife; as for a fine paid in the hanaper the king has pardoned the said Robert his trespass in taking her to wife, and her trespass in marrying him without licence of the king.

2/6/1421, Cicely late the wife of William Cheyny knight to …  the manor of Pynho and all her lands, in Hemstert and Hemston Arundell co. Devon, and the manor of Sevenhampton Vaus co. Somerset … a yearly rent of £1000, … Witnesses: William Westbury, John Botreaux, …, Robert Assheley, … (S) CCRs.

8/31/1422, Henry VI (an infant) succeeded Henry V as King of England.

12/16/1426, Commitment to the office of the escheatry in the counties … John Twyno … Robert Assheley. (S) CFRs.

12/17/1427, Commissioned as escheator: Robert Assheley, Escheatry: Hants, Wilts. (S) UKNA, CPRs. [Multiple records for this year.]

1429, Commission ... to levy and collect from all cities, boroughs and towns, and from all secular lords of towns and other lay persons having goods and possessions, and from others both great and small, in the county of Wilts, except the city of Salisbury, Robert Assheleygh, Thomas Inge, ... the two whole 15th‘s and 10th‘s ... (S) CFRs.

9/27/1430, Indenture between the Prior and Convent of Bath, and the Lord Hungerford ... Witnesses, William Lord Botreaux, Humphrey Stafford, John Stourton, Knights; Robert Lond, Robert Assheley, ... (S) Guide to Farleigh Hungerford, Co. Somerset, Jackson, 1879, P129.

5/18/1431, IPM of Cecily, widow of William Cheyne, Knight. ... Wiltshire. ... Long before his death William Cheyne gave and granted [parts of] Hilperton to Robert Assheley, Joun Chapman, and William Harewode. (S) Mapping the Medieval Countryside.

By 1433, Robert died.

4/20/1433, Order to the sheriff of Wiltesir for election of a verderer in forest instead of Peuysham and Blakemore instead of Robert Assheley, who is dead. (S) CCRs.

Children of Robert and Joan:

i. Agnes Asscheley (950531), born ~1405 in Wiltshire, England.

3/16/1448 at Bristol, William Besyle of the County of Wiltes', Esq, husband of Agnes, daughter and heiress of Joan Assheley late wife of Robert Assheley, daughter and heiress of [John] Stanes; ... "Margaret Asscheley, daughter and an heiress of Joan late wife of Robert Asscheley, sometime of the parish of Bradford' in the County of Wiltes', Esq, deceased." (S) UKNA. [The record says “Richard”, but John’s will names the identified properties which are left to his daughter Joan.]

ii. Margaret Asscheley, born ~1407 in Wiltshire, England.

8/2/1437, Margaret Asscheley, daughter and an heiress of Joan late wife of Robert Asscheley, sometime of the parish of Bradford' in the County of Wiltes', Esq, deceased. Joan lately died seised of a messuage with cellar, solar and garden in Bradstrete, ... Also of a ten. with cellar and solar in le High-strete ... Also of a garden and dovecot in the suburb next lez Barrez, ... Robert held all of these by the law of England after Joan's death, and so died seised. After his death Agnes wife of William Besiles, Esq, and Margaret, as daughters and heiresses of Joan, entered and were seised, and made a division by agreement. Margaret had the ten. in High Street, and Tophey ... (S) UKNA.

Bef. 1448, Margaret died; her heir, her sister Agnes.

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