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Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Lord Hugh de Moriceby & Margaret de Askeby

 2955168. Lord Hugh de Moriceby & 2955169. Margaret de Askeby

~1290, Hugh born in England, s/o 5910336. Hugh de Moriceby.

~1300, Margaret born in England, d/o 5910338. Robert de Askeby.

7/7/1307, Edward II succeeded Edward I as King of England.

1314, Hugh de Moriceby, and William de Derwentwater members of Thomas de Richmond’s garrison at Cockermouth.

1318, Hugh de Moriceby in the retinue of John de Lucy.

~1318, Hugh married Margaret.

4/5/1322, IPM of Thomas de Multon of Egermount. Cumberland: … Gilgarran. A moiety held by Hugh de Moriceby by homage and fealty and service of 1/2 lb. pepper price 6d. and 1/2 lb. cummin price 1/2d. … Castelrig, held by Hugh de Moriceby by fealty and service of 6d. yearly. … (S) CIsPM.

2/27/1323, Hugh Moriceby sent with others to capture “by craft” traitor Earl Andrew Harclay at Carlisle.

4/17/1323 at York, Robert de Askeby, querent, and John de Louthre, the parson of the church of Symondburn', and Robert Paruyng', deforciants. And afterwards between Hugh de Moriceby and Margaret, his wife, daughter and heir of the aforesaid Robert de Askeby, and Hugh de Louthre (2955144), brother and heir of the aforesaid John. 1 messuage, … in Wynton' and the manors of Wynandrewath' and Askeby and a moiety of the manor of Rukeby and the advowson of the church of Askeby. Robert de Askeby has acknowledged the tenements and advowson to be the right of John. … if Robert de Askeby dies without male heirs of his body then the advowson and 2 parts shall remain to Hugh and Margaret and the heirs of their bodies, to hold of the chief lords for ever. … which Margery, who was the wife of Henry de Askeby, held in dower of the inheritance of John on the day the agreement was made, … after the decease of Margery shall remain to Robert de Askeby, to hold, … And after the decease of Robert de Askeby the third part of the moiety of the manor of Rukeby shall remain to Hugh and Margaret and the heirs of their bodies … if Robert de Askeby dies without male heirs of his body the third part of the manor of Askeby shall remain to Hugh and Margaret and the heirs of their bodies, to hold of the chief lords for ever. (S) Feet of Fines, Westmorland.

6/28/1323, Grant to Hugh de Moriceby, for good service, of 3 parts of the manor of Colgarth, co. Cumberland, late of Andrew de Harcla. (S) CFRs.

9/20/1323, Lord Lucy, entered Carlisle castle with Sir Hugh Lowther, Sir Richard Denton, Sir Hugh Moriceby, and 3 esquires, with some servants, who waited below, privately armed. The Earl [Andrew Harclay], who was unarmed, dictating letters in the great hall, immediately surrendered himself; some of his servants cried treason; and the porter making an attempt to close the inner gate, was killed by Sir Richard Denton. The Earl's retainers made no further resistance. (S) Magna Britannia, V4, Cumberland, 1816.

1/24/1327, Edward III succeeded Edward II as King of England.

5/1329, Hugh de Moriceby acknowledges that he owes to Robert de Warthecopp … (S) CCRs.

4/1/1331, Anthony de Lucy, going to Ireland on the king's service … Protection with clause volumus, for 1 year, for the following going with the aforesaid Anthony, Peter Tilliol (2955176), Hugh de Louthre (2955144), John de Derwentwatre (2955170), Alexander de Wyndesore, Robert de Haverington, Hugh de Moriceby (2955168) … knights. (S) CPRs.

1332, Exchequer Lay Subsidy for Cumberland: Lord Hugh de Moriceby, £4 10s 0d. (S) Cumberland Lay Subsidy, Wilsom, 1912.

6/20/1334, Order to proceed to render judgment without delay in a suit between Margaret, late the wife of Robert de Askeby and Hugh de Moriceby concerning the 4th part of the manor of Culgayth … Margaret … impleaded Hugh before those justices concerning the said 4th part, and Hugh, pleading before the justices, asserted that he held that 4th part by a charter of the late king … (S) CCRs.

By 1335, Hugh knighted.

9/25/1335 on the Isle of Derwentwater, Gift of John de Brorowdall … Witnesses: Sir Gilbert de Corewenne, Sir John de Derwentwater, Sir Robert de Bampton, Sir Hugh de Moricely, … (S) UKNA.

8/10/1336, Helen de Neubiggyng, daughter and one of the heirs of Joan, late the wife of Thomas de Neubiggyng, Writ to the escheator to take the proof of age of the said Helen, the lands &c. being in the wardship of Hugh de Moriceby, knight (chivaler). (S) CIsPM. [Same date: Same for Margaret the wife of John de Moryceby, daughter and one of the heirs of Joan, late the wife of Thomas de Neubiggyng, also in Hugh’s wardship.]

11/6/1336, Pursuant to an inquisition … Isabel late the wife of Alexander de Crokedayk held in dower on the day of her death of the inheritance of the heirs of John de Crokedayk … Margaret, daughter of Joan de Crokedayk, deceased, tenant in chief, whom John de Moriceby has taken to wife, and Ellen and Alice, sisters of Margaret, are kinsfolk and next heirs of the said John de Crokedayk … Margaret and Ellen have proved their ages … Hugh de Moriceby, who holds the Wardship of the lands late of the said Joan … (S) CFRs.

1337, Hugh de Moriceby and Richard de Denton MP for Cumberland. (S) Hist. & Topo. Cumberland & Westmorland, Whellan, 1860, P73.

1337, Hugh de Moriceby with Peter de Tilliol raised 100 hobelars for Border service. (S) The Ancestor, 1903, P94.

3/1338, To Peter Tilliol and Hugh de Moriceby. Order not to intermeddle with the men of John de Glanton, keeper of Carlisle castle, who are of his robes and whom he retains for the safe keeping of the castle, and not to compel them to go to Scotland or elsewhere away from the munition of the castle, by virtue of their commission to choose hobelers and other men in co. Cumberland for the king's service in Scotland.

7/1338, William, earl of Northampton, on the King’s expedition sailing for Antwerp. [Hugh in the retinue of the earl.] (S) All the King’s Men, Thompson, 2014, Thesis, P75.

1338-39, The Cambresis-Thierache campaign in northern France [Hainaut]. There were about 1,400 men-at-arms, and nearly 3,000 archers together with their horses.

9/20/1339, King Edward III, with a force of 12,000 attacked Cambresis, Tournai, Vermandois and Laon [in what is now far northern France.]

By 8/1340, The King’s expedition returned to England.

11/19/1341, To Anthony de Lucy, constable of Carlisle castle. Order to deliver the custody of the gaol of that castle to Hugh de Moriceby, whom the king has appointed sheriff of Cumberland. (S) CCRs.

4/1342, Hugh de Moriceby, escheator in cos. Cumberland & Westmorland. (S) CCRs.

9/1343 at Bolton, Contract of marriage between Mons. Hugh de Morisceby and Mons. John de Derwentwater by which the former covenanted that Christopher his son and heir should marry Isabel, daughter of the latter, who agreed to give with her a portion of 180 marks. [Contract in French held in 1860 by John Hill, Esq., Lord of Asby.] (S) Hist. & Topo. Cumberland & Westmorland, Whellan, 1860, P415.

11/1343, Hugh de Moriceby, escheator in co. Cumberland. (S) CCRs.

1/27/1344, Christopher de Moriceby (1477584) and Isabel, his wife, querents, and Hugh de Moriceby (2955168), knight, and Margaret, his wife, deforciants. The manor of Magna Askeby, excepting the advowson of the church of the same manor, which John de Derwentwater (2955170) holds for a term of 5 years. … to hold of Hugh and Margaret and the heirs of Margaret for ever, rendering yearly £4 sterling … Christopher and Isabel have given them £100 sterling. (S) Feet of Fines, Westmoreland, CP 25/1/249/7, number 26.

12/7/1344, … order to Hugh de Moriceby, escheator in co. Cumberland, to assign dower … (S) CCRs.

1/1/1345, Hugh de Moriceby, escheator in cos. Cumberland & Westmorland. (S) CCRs.

9/8/1345, To Hugh de Moriceby. Order to show such diligence that Carlisle castle be kept safely and sufficiently munitioned with men, victuals and other necessaries … (S) CCRs.

10/1345, Hugh de Moriceby, escheator in co. Lancaster. (S) CCRs.

10/17/1346, Hugh at the Battle of Nevill’s Cross. Just west of Durham, the battle ended with the rout of the Scots and the capture of their king, David II. (S) Moresby Hall, Manders, 1875, P34.

1/1348, Hugh died, son and heir Christopher of full age.

1/28/1348, Order to Thomas do Lucy, escheator in the counties of Cumberland and Westmoreland, to take into the king's hand the lands late of Hugh de Moriceby, deceased, tenant in chief, and to make inquisition etc. (S) CFRs.


4/10/1348, Order to Thomas de Lucy, escheator in the county of Cumberland, to deliver to Christopher, son and heir of Hugh de Moriceby, tenant in chief, the lands late of his said father, he having done homage; saving to Margaret late the wife of Hugh her dower, (S) CFRs.

1/28/1349, Writ for IPM of Hugh de Moriceby. Westmorland: Wynandrewath. The manor, held jointly with Margaret his wife, who survives, as of her inheritance, … Wynton. A messuage, 24a. land and 2a. meadow, held jointly … Askeby. The advowson of the church and £4 yearly rent … Cumberland: Culgayth. 3 parts of the manor  lately had of the king’s gift, after the forfeiture of Andrew de Harcla, … the 4th of the said manor held jointly with Margaret his wife, … Nevill of Hornby, who held it of the king in chief by homage and service … Aynstapillyth. A messuage and 5a. land held jointly … Moriceby. The manor  held of John de Wayburthwayt by fealty and by service … (S) CIsPM.

By 1358, Margaret married 2nd Matthew de Redman without licence. (S) CCRs.

11/16/1358, Commitment to Matthew de Redmane touching the keeping of all his lands and those of Margaret, his wife, in Culgaith and Lupton, cos. Cumberland and Westmoreland. (S) CFRs.

1359, Matthew de Redman and Margaret, his wife, late wife of Hugh de Moriceby. (S) CPRs.

4/1360, Matthew  de Redman’s will: body should be buried in St. Peter's Church, Heversham, he leaves his personal estate to his wife Margaret, with power to dispose of it as she willed after her death. He appoints as executors Christopher and Hugh de Moriceby.

6/1374, Margaret Moresby, died. [Her dower properties leased out to Roger, Lord Clifford.]

[––Post Mortem––]

5/22/1375, Writ for IPM of Margaret late the wife of High de Moriceby. Cumberland, at Wiggeton: Cullegayt. A 4th part of the town, ..., held of the king in chief ..., as of the inheritance of Robert de Askeby; and a third part of the site of the manor, ..., held for life in dower of the king in chief by the same service, of the inheritance of Christopher son of Christopher de Moriceby. The whole manor is held of the king by service of half a knight’s fee. Moriceby. The manor, with the advowson of its church, ... by service of rendering 16s. .... Aykcrist. The fort (forcellettum) ... held for life of the manor of Dystington. The tenements are held by service of rendering 16d. yearly ... She died on Saturday after the Ascension last. Christopher, aged 16 years and more, son of Christopher de Moriceby her son, is her heir. Westmorland, at Kirkeby in Kendale. Askeby Wynanderwath. The manor , held for life of the inheritance of Christopher son of Christopher de Moriceby. £4 rent issuing from the manor. ... held of Roger de Clifforth, lord of Westmoreland, ... (S) CIsPM.

(S) IsPM, Edward III, File 238. (S) The Lords and Lordships of the English West Marsh, Hall, 1986, Durham E-Thesis.

Children of Hugh and Margaret:

i. Christopher Moresby (1477584), born ~1320 in England.

ii. Hugh de Moriceby, born ? in England.

1350, Hugh married Joan, d/o John de Hotonroef, Knt.

1375, Hugh held Hutton Roof manor in right of Joan.

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