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Thursday, October 1, 2020

Lord Thomas fitz Aucher

 10000640. Lord Thomas fitz Aucher

~1202, Thomas born in England, s/o 20001280. Henry fitz Aucher.

10/19/1216, Henry III succeeded John as King of England. Louis of France also claimed the throne.

1221, ‘Thomas filius Henrici filii Aucheri’ had a messuage and 40 acres of land in Hatfield, Hertfordshire, of William de Hatfeld, and being under age, called his father [Henry FitzAucher] to warranty in a plea. (S) Bracton's Notebook V1, P121. [Likely on his marriage agreement.]

By 3/5/1234, Thomas’ father died, his older brother Richard the heir.

7/22/1237, Essex. Thomas son of Aucher, accused of trespass of the forest, gives the king 15 m. so that he might be under safe pledges to stand to right until the arrival of the justices of the forest. (S) Fine Rolls, H.III.

1238, Thomas son of Aucher had respite of the payment of 10 marks due for a trespass of forest. (S) Hist. and Antiq’s of the Exchequer, V1, 1769, P352. [Essex.]

1241, Thomas Aucher founded a priory dedicated to the Virgin Mary for friars Carmelites, who had come the previous year from Palestine. [Thomas is buried in the choir of the church.]

11/15/1242, Thomas Fitz. Aucher gave the king 2 marks for a writ 'ad terminum' concerning Sussex. (S) Fine Rolls, H.III.

1243, Thomas son of Aucher held a quarter of a knight's fee of Ralph de St. Leger in Losenham near Newenden, Kent, on the other side of the Rother opposite of Knelle manor. (S) Honors and Knights’ Fees, Farrer.

1245-46, Thomas son of Aucher gave 1m for having a writ to remove a plea from the county court of Kent to the justices of the Bench.

5/12/1251, Essex. Thomas son of Aucher gives the king one mark for having certification before the Bench. (S) Fine Rolls, H.III. [Same date, Thomas mainperned for Henry of Helhoughton, sheriff of Essex.]

1253-54, Richard Fitz Aucher vs. Thomas FitzAucher [brothers] regarding customs and services executed from the free tenants in Halafield and Waltham, .... in court, Richard acknowledged the right of Thomas to hold of him by a yearly rent of 1 pair of gilt spurs, or 6 d, for a payment of 40m of silver. (S) Feet of Fines, Essex.

Thomas died.

Child of Thomas and ?:

i. Henry Aucher (5000320), born ~1240 in England.


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