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Lord Thomas Fychet & Ricarda Ingepenne

 1477354. Lord Thomas Fychet & 1477355. Ricarda Ingepenne

~1340, Ricarda born in England, d/o 15211166. John Ingepenne & 15211167. Isabel ?.

1346, Thomas born in England, s/o 15211164. Thomas Fychet & 15211165. Isabella Chalons.

1348, The Black Death entered the west countryside of England [likely entering through Bristol].

[––Ricarda & William––]

Ricarda 1st married William Hywyssh.

Bef. 1367, Thomas succeeded his father, who was killed.

6/1/1367, James Daudelee de Helee grants to Thomas, (son and heir of Thomas Fitcher, Knight, a minor) his own marriage with the wardship of the lands. (S) Rpt. of Dep. Keeper, V8, 1847, P153.

1368-9, Thomas Fychet, lord of Spaxton to Robert Hulle, Maud his wife, and John their son: Grant indented, for their lives, of a tenement and an acre of meadow in the parish of Spaxton: Som. (S) UKNA.

By 1375, Thomas knighted.

1375, Parties: Thomas Fichet, knight & John Deverouz the elder; Place or Subject: The manor of Edington. County: [Som]. (S) UKNA.

1376, Thomas Fichet, Lord of Spaxton, Knight to William (son of) Richard de Briggewater and Christina his wife: Demise, indented, for their lives, of half a mill in Spaxton. (S) UKNA.

6/21/1377, Richard II, age 10, son of the Black Prince, succeeded Edward III as King of England.

1378-9, Grant by Sir Thomas Fichet, knight, lord of Spaxston, to Richard Lyf, lord of Corypol, at the request of Sir Thomas de Audelegh, knight, son of Sir James de Audelegh, lord of Red Castle and Helegh, of his watercourse of Fordemulle, for Richard's mill. (S) UKNA.

7/13/1377, Richard II, age 10, crowned king of England.

 [––Thomas & Ricarda––]

~1378, Thomas married Ricarda.

1379-80, Thomas knighted.

1379-80, Sir Thomas Fichet, knight, lord of Spaxton, and Ricarda his wife to Richard Cleve and Emma his wife: Grant, indented, of 3 crofts of arable in Morlond [in Spaxton.] : (Som.). (S) UKNA.

1379-83, Thomas Fychett identified as a retainer in the register of John of Gaunt.

1/28/1380, Richard Michelmour and William Michelmour both held life-long leases on dwellings on an estate in Dydesham [Dittisham] belonging to Thomas Fychet and his wife Ricarda. (S) Feet of Fines, Devon.

1380, Grant by Sir Thomas Fichet, knight, lord of Spaxston, to Richard Lys, lord of Corypol, at the request of Sir Thomas de Audelegh, knight, son of Sir Jame de Audelegh, lord of Red Castle and Helegh, of his watercourse of Fordemulle, for Richard’s mill, … (S) Catalogue of Ancient Deeds, 1900, P521.

1381, Aquittance to Wells Cathedral by Sir Thomas Fychet, Knt., for 23£ 6s 8d ; tenements in Wells ; Loxton. (S) The Manuscripts of the Earl of Westmorland, V30, P304.

4/1381, Thomas received letters of protection to be abroad in the King’s service.

5/15/1381, Appointment of Matthew de Gurnay, Thomas Fichet, … to arrest and bring before the king Henry Somervill, … [who had received money to go to Brittany and then refused.] (S) CPRs.

10/10/1381, General licence to celebrate … ifidem, Dominus Thomas Fychet, Miles, et Richarda uxor ejusdem, habuerunt … (S) The Register of Thomas de Brantyngham, Bishop of Exeter, 1901, P456.

6/26/1383, Thomas Corbet of Bromlowe, co. Salop, about to proceed abroad in the retinue of Thomas Fichet, knight, who was in the retinue of Henry, bishop of Norwich. (S) Collections for a History of Staffordshire, V14, 1893, P240.

9/25/1383, Commission of oyer and terminer to Richard, earl of Arundel, …, Thomas Fychett, … John Wadham, John Kary, … touching the death of Richard Eyr at Bromhall, co. Surrey. (S) CPRs.

10/18/1383, Commission of oyer … John, duke of Lancaster, … Thomas Fychet, … [same commission continued.] (S) CPRs.

1384, Thomas elected a Knight of the Shire for Cornwall with mainprise of John Kendale (2097160).

1384, Richard de Acton settled Holcombe with the advowson on himself and his wife Margaret, remainder to Sir Thomas Fichet, lord of Spaxton. (S) Hist. of the Co. of Somerset, V6, 1992.

1384-85, Grantor: John son and heir of Hugh Popham; Grantee: Thomas Popham, his brother. Sir Thomas Fychet, Knight. Place or Subject: Grant of the reversion of lands, etc. in Postridge (in Spaxton); County: [Somerset]. (S) UKNA.

12/16/1384, Thomas Fichet, 'chivaler,' a collector of taxes in Cornwall. (S) CFRs.

2/28/1385, Commission, in view of imminent invasion by the French, … to array all men-at-arms … Thomas Fichet, … in Devon. (S) CPRs.

1385-6, Guy de Briene the elder, knight to Thomas Fychet, knight : Release of his right in the manor of Aley and in all lands, etc., in Aisholt, Holcombe, and Smalcombe : Som. (S) UKNA.

10/20/1385, Thomas Fychet, miles, attended parliament. (S) Proceedings, Somersetshire, 1935, P66.

12/6/1385, Thomas Fychet and Philip Bryan knights to be paid £21 12s. for 54 days at parliament at Westminster representing Somerset. (S) CCRs.

2/8/1386, Commission of oyer and terminer to Robert Bealknapp, John Damarle, Thomas Ficher, James Chuddelegh, John Cary, … co. Devon … (S) CPRs.

3/24/1386, Thomas received letters of protection to serve under the King of Castile [John of Gaunt] in Spain; bringing 40 carpenters and masons from Devon, Somerset and Cornwall. (S) Syllabus … Doc’s Relating to England, 1873, P511.

6/16/1386 at the palace of John of Gaunt, King of Castile and Leon, Thomas gave a deposition in the case of Richard le Scrope. Thomas testified that he was related to Thomas Carminow of Cornwall. [Thomas’ granddaughter Joan Hill would marry another Thomas Carminow of the same family. He also stated that Thomas Carminow, his relation, had proved these arms from the time of King Arthur.] (S) The Patrician, V4, Burke, 1847, P212.

7/1386, Thomas traveled overseas with the forces of John of Gaunt, who left England to win the Spanish crown, landing at Corunna.  The forces then conquered Galica and Compostela; but invaded Castile with little success.

6/1386, Thomas died of disease in Spain. (S) John of Gaunt, Armitage, 1904, P326. [An estimated 300 knights and squires died in a short time.]

[––Ricarda––]

4/1387 at London, Grant by Nicholas Daudeley, Lord of Red Castle and Heleigh, to Ricarda, widow of Thomas Fychet, kt, of the wardship and marriage of her son Thomas (Som). (S) UKNA.

1387, Wm. Cros releases to Ricarda widow of Thomas Fitchet and to Thomas her son all his rights in certain lands in Morland … (S) Rpt. Dep. Keeper, V8, 1847, P153.

1/1388, Ricarda, who was the wife of Thomas Fychet, knight, in the mercy for several defaults. … summoned to reply to Baldwin Malet of a plea that she render to him Thomas, son and heir … the wardship … Thomas held his land of him by military service … [Ricarda defended with grant of 4/1387] … if Thomas should died within age, then Nicholas granted to the aforesaid Ricarda the wardship of all the lands … with the marriage of Isabelle, sister of Thomas, the son of Thomas, … (S) Year Books of Richard II, 1914, P114.

1388, Ricarda married 3rd William Coggeshale (738762), knight.

7/10/1388, Commission to William Rykhill … Ricarda, late the wife of Thomas Fychet, knight, whom William Coggeshale, knight, has married, being lately seised … manors of Tremerthert, … as dower in right of William Hywyssh, her former husband, the said Thomas, while he was her husband, demised the third aforesaid to Robert Tresilian, knight, for life, … death of the said Thomas, who died in Spain, … was convicted in the last parliament of treason, … now in the king’s hand. (S) CPRs.

2/14/1389, Commission of 1388 continued: Rykhill … Ricarda, late the wife of Thomas Fychet, knight, whom William Coggeshale, knight, has married, being lately seised … (S) CPRs.

8/1390, Ricarda late the wife of Thomas Fychet, knight: Berkshire, Cornwall, Somerset died. (S) UKNA, IPM.

12/15/1390, Writ for IPM of Ricarda late the wife of Thomas Fychet, 'chivaler '. Berks: Inkepenne. The manor called ‘Westcombe’, … She died on Wednesday the feast of St. Laurence last. Thomas Fichet son of Thomas Fichet, knight, aged 8 years and more, is her next heir. Cornwall: Halton. The manor, … Devon: Dydisham. The manor, … Chapellegh. The manor, … Somerset: Spaxton. The manor, … Edyngton. Two-thirds of the manor. Purye. Two-thirds of the manor. Harnam. The manor. (S) CIsPM.

[––Post Mortem––]

3/1/1392, Writ of mandamus for IPM of Thomas Fychet, knight. Somerset: Spaxston. The manor, with the advowson of the church, … Littelton. A messuage and a carucate of land, … Edyngdon. A messuage and a carucate of land, … Harnham. A messuage and a carucate of land, … He died on Monday after the Nativity of St John the Baptist, 10 Richard II. Thomas his son, aged 10 years and more, is his heir. Ricarda his wife occupied the premises …  until Thursday before St Lawrence, 14 Richard II, on which day she died. (S) CIsPM.

11/27/1395, Order to proceed to rendering of judgment … Ricarda who was wife of Thomas Fychet knight at her death …  the manor of Tremeton, she being sole gave the same by charter to John Cobham knight, … under a condition that if William Coggeshale knight, who was to espouse her, should make her a feoffment for life of lands of his heritage to the value of 200 marks a year, and should pay the debts of the said Thomas and Ricarda amounting to 1,000 marks, the feoffees should give the said manor and members to him for life with reversion to her and to her right heirs … they continued their estate all her life, making no feoffment to the said William for that he fulfilled not the said condition … she died on Monday after St. Matthew 14 Richard II, and that Thomas son and heir of the said Thomas and Ricarda is her next heir, and is of the age of 9 years … William's suit, submitting that she was at her death seised of the premises, and that by reason of issue between them begotten he held the same after her death by the courtesy as of her heritage … Ricarda did not make a feoffment under the conditions aforesaid as alleged … (S) CCRs.

 (S) De controversia in curia militari inter Ricardum Le Scrope, Scrope, 1832, P205.

Children of Thomas and Ricarda:

i. Isabel Fichet (738677), born ~1380 in England.

8/29/1395, The king by letters committed the custody of Thomas Fychet’s lands held of the heir of Richard de Ponynges to John Hulle and Robert Hulle, his son, with the wardship and marriage of Isabel. (S) Intro. To Greek and Latin Palaeography, Thompson, 2013, P545. [“Ricardus dei gracia Rex Anglie … commisimus Iohanni Hull et Roberto Hull filio suo custodiam omnium terrarium et tenementtorum cum pertinenciis que Thomas Fychet … etatem dicted Isabelle una cum maritagio eiusdem absque desparagacione, … Teste me ipso apud Suthwell xxix die augusti anno regni nostrie decimo nono.”]

ii. Thomas Fychet, born 1383 in England.

8/1395, Thomas died. [No children.]

8/29/1395, The king by letters committed the custody of Thomas Fychet’s lands held of the heir of Richard de Ponynges to John Hulle and Robert Hulle, his son, with the wardship and marriage of Isabel. (S) Intro. To Greek and Latin Palaeography, Thompson, 2013, P545. [“Ricardus dei gracia Rex Anglie … commisimus Iohanni Hull et Roberto Hull filio suo custodiam omnium terrarium et tenementtorum cum pertinenciis que Thomas Fychet … etatem dicted Isabelle una cum maritagio eiusdem absque desparagacione, … Teste me ipso apud Suthwell xxix die augusti anno regni nostrie decimo nono.”]


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