~1240, Peter born in England, s/o 16886924. Sir Walkelin de Arderne & 168869245. Agnes de Orreby.
~1245, Margery born in England, d/o §§Griffin de Bromfield & Emma ?. (S) Bye-gones, 5/1/1889, P112.
1261, Peter de Arderne, Kt., attests a grant of Longeton lands to Trentham Priory, from Wm. de Fenton, Rector of Audley. (S) Cartulary of Trentham Prory.
By 1262, Peter’s father died.
5/1262, Peter de Ardern was summoned to answer the complaint of the same Abbot, that he had unjustly taken and detained the cattle of the Abbot in the vill of Eleford, and had taken 4 oxen … Peter stated the Abbot held of him 4 mills in the said vill by the service of 28s per annum, and the above service being in arrear 28s … Peter stated that the rent was in arrear, and that the Abbot had done fealty to Walkeline de Arderne his father, whose heir he is. The Sheriff is ordered to summon a jury … (S) Staffordshire Hist. Coll’s, V4, 1883, Roll No. 116.
1264-65, Walkelyn released his manor of Alvandelegh to his son and heir Peter.
[––Peter & Margery––]
1265, Peter married Margery.
Peter’s father died.
1/12/1271, Special protection and protection with clause volumus, for 4 years, for Peter de Ardern, going beyond seas in aid of the Holy Land. (S) CPRs. [Lord Edward, s/o King Henry III, was already at Sicily, on his way with a large contingent of mostly young knights. French crusaders arrived before the English.]
1272, Agreement between Margery de Lychffield, … and the Prior and Convent of Trentham, … witnesses, Peter de Ardern, Knight, … (S) Cartulary of Trentham Prory.
9/1172, Edward, leaving soldiers to defend Acre, began his journey home.
11/16/1272, Edward I succeeded Henry III as King of England. [While on crusade.]
7/28/1273, IPM of Ralph le Faukener. Lincoln: … Ytterby. 2 bovates land held of Sir Peter de Ardern for 5s. and foreign service … (S) CIsPM.
8/2/1274, King Edward and his crusaders arrived back in England.
1/13/1276, IPM of Ralph le Fauconer. Lincoln: … Itterby. 2 bovates land, held of Peter de Arderne by service of 5s. yearly. … (S) CIsPM.
2/24/1276, Writ of plenius certiorari to the justice of Chester, on the complaint of Peter de Arden that the wardship of the lands and heir of Richard de Orreby ought to pertain to Sir Peter de Arderne, because the said Richard held of the said Peter in chief the manor of Gousewrdth for 2 parts of 1 knight's fee, doing to the said Sir Peter homage and service of 1 footman with hauberk at his castle of Aldeford in time of war … (S) CIsPM, Chester.
5/2/1276, Order to deliver to Peter de Ardern the manor of Gousewrdth, to be held in name of wardship until the heir of Richard de Orreby come of age. (S) CCRs.
1278, IPM of Roger de Monte Alto. Chester: … La Lee. The manor … and on the south side of the said stream (aque) held of Peter de Arderne in socage, rendering 18d. yearly. … (S) CIsPM.
1/1290, IPM of Peter de Thurneton. Chester: … Thorneton. The manor, held of Peter de Arderne in socage by service of 6d. … (S) CIsPM.
6/1284, IPM of Geoffrey Griffyn. Stafford: … A third part ought to be held by the said Albreda in dower of Sir Peter de Arderne in chief, pertaining to the manor of Knutton … (S) CIsPM.
1284, Matilda the widow of William de Arderne sued Peter de Arderne for a third of a messuage, of 100 acres of land, 40 acres of pasture, 40 acres of wood, and 40s. of rent in Knetton (Cnotton) as her dower. (S) Staffordshire Plea Rolls.
1/1286, Matilda the widow of William de Ardene sued Peter de Ardene for a third of a messuage and a carucate of land and 60s. of rent in Knottone, Staffordshire, as her dower. Peter appeared and prayed a view. (S) Staffordshire Plea Rolls.
1286-87, Peter de Arderne sued Roger Bishop of Coventry and Lichfield for 40 acres of meadow in Eyleford (Elford), … for portions of meadow land in the same vill, in which they had no entry. … Roger de Montealto (Monhaut), the great grandfather (proavo) of the said Peter, whose heir he is. … (S) Staffordshire Plea Rolls. [Soon after Peter withdrew his writ of entry.]
11/3/1288, Release to Sir John de Orreby of 1 silver mark, part of a debt due to Peter.
11/26/1288, Peter de Ardern acknowledges that he owes to Bernard de Vile Burgoin £40; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in cos. Chester, Lincoln and Stafford. (S) CCRs.
10/1289, Peter de Arderne sued Roger the Bishop of Coventry and Lichfeld for 40 acres of meadow in Elford, and he sued 8 of the Canons of the Church of St. Cedde of Lichfield each for 2 and a half acres of meadow, and 4 other tenants for an acre each of pasture in the same vill, of which Roger his ancestor had been seised, etc., in the time of King Richard, and from Roger the right descended to Leuca his daughter and heir, and from Leuca to Agnes her daughter and heir, and from Agnes to Peter the plaintiff, as her son and heir. (S) Staffordshire Plea Rolls.
2/4/1290, Order to deliver to Peter de Arderne the manor of Gosewrd [Chester] and all the issues received from it. … Thomas de Orreby … at his death … held the said manor of Peter by the service of finding him a foot-soldier in the castle of Aldreford with a hauberk (lorica) and lance as often as the king's army should be summoned at Chester. (S) CCRs.
4/1290, In the suit of Peter de Arderne versus the Canons of Lichfield respecting meadow land in Elford, the Canons appealed to a Great Assize, and gave half a mark for mention of the time of seisin of Peter's ancestor; … 4 knights, came and elected the following knights to form a jury, viz. William de Stafford, … Richard de Draycote, Robert de Bromleye, … Roger de Swynnerton, Ralph Basset, Ralph Basset of Sapecote, … William de Meynille, … and Richard de Vernun … (S) CCRs.
1292, Peter, lord of Alford, died.
9/12/1292, IPM of Peter de Ardern. Chester: Aldeford. The manor. Elton. The town. Alderdeleg. The town. Modberleg. A moiety of the town. [Held of 2 knights’ fees of the king] Upton. The town. [Service of a knight’s fee.] John his son, aged 26, is his next heir. (S) CIsPM.
(S) Staffordshire Hist. Coll’s, V6, Pt.1, 1885, Plea Rolls. (S) Staffordshire Hist. Coll’s, V11, 1890, Cartulary of Trentham Prory. (S) The History of County Palatine and City of Chester, V2, P85. (S) Parentalia, 1851, P83.
Child of Peter and Margery:
i. John de Ardern, born 1266 in England.
1292, John Hamelyn and Matilda his wife withdraw their suit against Peter de Arderne and John his son, respecting a tenement in Elleford. (S) Staffordshire Plea Rolls.
ii. Agnes de Ardern (4221731), born ~1267 in England.
iii. Peter de Ardern, born ? in England.
Peter married 2nd Elice ?. (S) Staffordshire Plea Rolls.
1293, An assize, etc., if John de Baskerville, Nicholas de Audelegh, and John de Norton, had unjustly disseised Peter de Ardern and Elice his wife of a messuage and a carucate of land in Aston near Mere.
1303, Magister John Burguylhun gives half a mark for licence of concord with Peter de Arderne respecting tenements in Knotton. (S) Staffordshire Hist. Coll’s, V7, Pt.1, 1886, Plea Rolls.