4/14/1312, Richard de Arcubus born in Buckingham, England, s/o 15211184. Simon de Arches & 15211185. Joan de la Haye.
1316, Simon, Richard’s father, died, his mother Joan surviving.
7/11/1316, Grant to John de la Haye, for a fine of £50, of the marriage of Richard, son and heir of the said Simon Darches, a minor in the king's ward, so that if he die before reaching a marriageable age and being married, John shall have the marriage of his nearest heir and so from heir to heir. (S) CFRs.
4/13/1325, IPM of Alan de Arches. Buckingham: Edrop and Crundewelle. 4 virgates of land held for life by the demise of Richard de Arches, sometime lord of Edrope, of the king as of the inheritance of Richard son of Simon de Arches, a minor and in the king’s wardship, by service of a clove gillyflower, … Hadenham and Codington. A messuage, …, held for life of Robert de Upton, clerk, …, by service of a rose yearly. Cherdeslegh. A messuage and a virgate of land … Richard son of Geoffrey de Arches, aged 9, is his next heir. (S) CIsPM.
8/4/1328, Order to the same to take into the king's hand the lands late of Robert Power, deceased, tenant by knight service of the heir [Richard] of Simon de Arches, tenant in chief of Edward II, a minor in the king's ward. (S) CFRs.
1/24/1327, Edward III, age 14, succeeded Edward II as King of England.
5/15/1333, Proof of age of Richard, son and heir of Simon Darches, who held of King Edward II, in chief. Buckingham: John de Stretelee, knight, aged 44 years, says that the said Richard was 21 years of age on 14 April last, and knows it because in the same year he acquired his manor of Kerselowe. … Richard was baptized in the church of Clifton … Margaret de la Rokaylle his aunt … born in Clifton … John de la Hay [who had the wardship] … the said Richard was 21 years of age and more. (S) CIsPM.
9/23/1337, Enrolment of release by Richard Lovel, knight, to Sir John de Molyns, knight, of all his right and claim in the manors of Brehulle, co. Buckingham … Witnesses: Sir Nicholas de la Beche, Sir Ralph de Wedone, Sir Philip de Ailesbur[ia], Sir Gerard de Braibrok, Sir Richard le Vache, knights, Richard Warde, Richard Darches, John Darches, of co. Buckingham, … (S) CCRs.
10/10/1337, Richard de Arches was appointed in the room of John de Wolverton in Buckingham to collect scutage. (S) CFRs.
9/13/1338, … to levy in the county of Buckingham, in the room of Richard de Arches, now intendant on other of the king's affairs. (S) CFRs.
9/19/1338 at Oxford, Creditor: Richard de Arches [ held 1½ fees in Eythrope in Waddesdon Hundred, Bucks]. Amount: £40. (S) UKNA.
1342, Robert, son of Richard de Arcubus and Margaret his wife, conveyed lands in Eythorp to Richard de Weston.
1346, Richard had livery of his lands.
8/25/1347, Commission to levy the 10th and 15th for the 2nd year to Richard de Arches in Buckingham. (S) CFRs.
11/28/1347, To the sheriff of Buckingham. Order to cause a verderer for the king's forest of Bernewode to be elected in place of Richard de Arches, who has no lands within the bounds of that forest, and who does not stay there. (S) CCRs.
7/20/1348, Richard de Arches in Buckingham to levy the 10th and 15th. (S) CFRs.
1348, The Black Death entered the west countryside of England [likely entering through Bristol].
7/16/1349, Richard de Arches in Buckingham to levy the 10th and 15th for 3 years. (S) CFRs.
9/1350 at London, Enrolment of grant by Simon Chamberlayn to Sir John de Molyns, knight, … Witnesses: Richard Darches, … (S) CCRs.
8/1/1351 at Rochester, Enrollment of grant …, to John de Mershton of Hadenham, co. Buckingham, … Witnesses: John Forstebury, Richard de Arches, … (S) CCRs.
2/25/1352, Richard de Arches in Buckingham to levy the 10th and 15th for 3 years. (S) CFRs.
2/10/1353, IPM of Milicent de Monte Alto. Buckingham: … Wodehamme. 6a. land, 2a. meadow, a piece of wood within the forest aforesaid, and 19s. 1 1/2d. rents, held of Richard de Arches, rendering a pair of gilt spurs or 6d. yearly. … (S) CIsPM.
7/7/1361, Pre-nuptial settlement. Thomas de Tochewyk de Ovyng and Joan his wife = (1)-(2). Richard de Arches de Edrope [Waddesdon parish, Buckingham] and Maud his wife = (3)-(4). (1)-(2) have granted to (3)-(4) the marriage of Joan their daughter and heir, to marry Nicholas, son and heir of (3)-(4); … in default of such heirs, to remain to Richard, brother of Nicholas, … (3)-(4) shall give to (1)-(2) £40 silver, payable at Ovyng … shall adequately support Nicholas and Joan and all their issue at their own costs, until the manor of Helmedon (parish in Northampton) comes into their hands through the deaths of John Louet and Margaret his wife … (3) shall bear all costs of this agreement. (S) UKNA.
7/24/1361, Gift in fee tail; … lands and tenements, with reversions, rents, services, etc., in the vills of Ovyng and Northmerston [Buckingham], … to Thomas de Tochewyk de Ovyng and Joan his wife … to hold for term of their lives … After the deaths of (3)-(4), remainder to Nicholas son of Richard de Arches de Edrope, Joan his wife and their heirs of body … (S) UKNA.
5/1362, Charter of Thomas Vadlet of Wendore … Witnesses: Sir Roger de Potenham, John Neyrnuyt knights, Simon Darches, Robert Darches, Richard Darches, … (S) CCRs.
10/28/1363, Writing of Adam Basing … Witnesses: … Richard Darches … co. Buckingham … (S) CCRs.
6/1364, Writing of John son and heir of Henry Baudewryne … Witnesses … Richard Darches … (S) CCRs.
(S) Souldern, A Hist. of the Co. of Oxford: V6, 1959. (S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P286. (S) Hist. of Oxford, V11, 1983, Glympton & Wooton & Barford St. Michael. (S) Hist. & Antiq. of Buckingham, V1, Lipscomb, 1847, P475.
Children of Richard and Maud:
i. Nicholas de Arches, born ~1345 in England.
7/7/1361, Nicholas married to Joan de Tochewky de Ovyng.
1378, Nicholas’ son Simon succeeded. 1378-96, Simon succeeded by his son Simon. Aft. 1425, Simon died, Nicholas’ brother Richard’s granddaughter Joan the heir.
ii. Richard de Arches (3802796), born ~1350 in England.