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Saturday, October 3, 2020

Lord John Pillesdon & Margery Chidiok

 7604474. Lord John Pillesdon & 7604475. Margery Chidiok

~1290, John Pyllesdon born in Somerset, England.

~1295, Margery born in England, d/o §Lord John Chidiok.

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

1319, John Pyllesdon patron of the church at Pillesdon, Somerset.

~1320, John married Margery.

1321, John received a life grant of lands in Martock from Nicholas le Jew.

1325, John de Pyllesdon patron of the church at Pillesdon, Somerset.

6/28/1328, Inquisition taken before the King’s Escheator at Brudeport … by the oath of Robert Golde, John de Pillesdon, … (S) N&Qs, Somerset & Dorset, V15, 1917, no.340.

4/1332, John le Pylesdon and Margery his wife settled a messuage, 2a. of land, 20a. of meadow, 40a. of alderbed, and 50s. rent in Pylesdon, Stondelegh, and Whytchurch, co. Dorset, upon themselves for their lives, remainder to their sons, John, Thomas, Nicholas, William, Robert and Stephen successivel in tail. (S) Collectanea Topographica Et Genealogica, V7, 1841, P28.

4/1337 at York, William le Jeu and Agatha his wife querents ; … deforciants ; for a messuage, a carucate of land, 20 acres of meadow, 40 acres of pastue, 20 acres of wood, and 60s rent, in whytefeld and Fyfhyde. … to hold for their lives ; and after them to John son of the said William and Alice daughter of John de Pillesdon and their issue ; if John and Alice die without issue then to remain to the right heirs of the aforesaid William. (S) Pedes Finium, Somerset, 1898, P191.

10/1346, John de Chydyok, ‘chivaler,’ querent [likely Margery’s brother or nephew], and John son of William de Pillande, senior, deforciant, of 50 acres of land, 3 acres of meadow, 4 acres of alder in Witchurch … for term of the life of Roger de Cokwill son of William de Pilland. … after the decease of Roger ought to revert to the said John son of William, should then wholly remain to the aforesaid John de Chydyok for his life, … And after his death they shall wholly remain to John de Pillesdon and Margery his wife, to hold during their lives, … with remainder after their deaths to Catherine daughter of John de Pillesdon for life … with remainder after her death to John son of John de Pillesdon and his heirs, to hold as aforesaid for ever. John de Chydyok gave to John son of William 100 marcs of silver. (S) Feet of Fines, Dorset, Fry, P78.

1347, John de Pillesdon of Somerset died.

1348, Margery de Pillesdon presented at Pillesdon, Somerset.

Family notes:

·         All John sons died without issue. John and Margery had a daughter Alice, who married John le Jeu, son of William le Jeu. (S) Collectanea Topographica Et Genealogica, V7, 1841, P28.

·         1311 at Chidiok, Writing indented by John de Chidiok, knight, lord of Chidiok, … [land] dispute between Dean and Chapter of Wells and their farmer of Witchurch … (S) Cal. of Manu’s of the Dean and Chapter of Wells, 1907, P526.

·         Pillesdon ancestors:

·         1/1209, The Abbart of Ford claimed 4 hides of land in Burgestoke and Catesclive, co. Dorset, held by grant from Warresius de Pillesdon. [The charter existing at the time.]

·         10/19/1216, Henry III succeeded John as King of England.

·         1243, By an assize it was found that one furlong of land in Morbath, co. Dorset, was the inheritance of Basilia, late the wife of Warresius de Pillesdon, who died on his journey to Jerusalem. Eudo, his son and heir was underage.

Children of John and Margery:

i.-vi. John (b.~1320), Thomas (b.~1323), Nicholas (b.~1225), William (b.~1327), Robert (b.~1330), Stephen (b.~1332).

vii. Alice Pillesden (3802237), born ~1335 in Somerset, England.

viii. Catherine Pillesden, born by 1346 in Somerset, England.

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