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Thursday, October 1, 2020

Lord Walter de Gayton & Amice Malet

 8422406. Lord Walter de Gayton & 8422407. Amice Malet

~1250, Walter de Geyton born in England.

~1255, Amice born in England.

2/1263, In Buckingham, Walter de Gayton and Alice, his wife, give half a mark for having a writ ad terminum. Order to the sheriff of Buckinghamshire. (S) Fine Rolls, HIII. [Alice could be a 1st wife, or a transcript error.]

5/12/1270, Protection with clause volumus, for 4 years from Easter, for Walter de Gayton, crusader, who is going with the king and with Edward the king's son to the Holy Land. (S) CPRs. [Could be either Walter – see Family notes.]

8/19/1270 from Dover, King Edward and wife Eleanor left on the 8th crusade.

11/10/1270, King Edward arrived in Tunis to find that King Louis had died, the crusader forces had been decimated by disease, and King Charles of Sicliy, his uncle by marriage, had already arranged a peace treaty with the emir of Tunis. The French fleet returned the next day.

By 5/1271, King Edward moved his forces to Acre; waiting for support to arrive [which never came.]

11/16/1272, Edward I succeeded Henry III as King of England. [While on crusade.]

1273, Returning, King Edward traveled over land through Italy, across the alps, and into Savoy, where he was met by English prelates and barons. [Also visiting Gascony and Paris.]

8/2/1274, King Edward and Eleanor arrived back in England.

6/26/1276, Writ for commission of oyer and terminer to G. de Leukenore, touching a trespass committed against Michael de Northampton at Broghton and Pebbegrave, co. Buckingham, by Walter de Gayton and Avice his wife. (S) CPRs. [Walter de Gayton and his wife Amice held 4 and a half carucates of land, a mill, and £4 rent in Broughton and Bedgrave, which were let at ferm for 12 years to Michael of Northampton. (S) Hist. of Buckingham, V2, 1908, Weston Turville.]

7/23/1276, Commission of oyer and terminer … complaint by Michael de Northampton that whereas Walter de Gayton and Amice his wife demised to him … came and trampled his corn and carried away and consumed his goods. (S) CPRs, (S) Hist. of Buckingham, V2, 1908, Weston Turville.

1285, Edward I directs his brother Edmund that he shall do right, as lord, to Richard de Paskedene de Wurton in respect of 2 messuages, 11 acres and 51/2 virgates of land in Weston, Bedgrove and Broughton which Walter de Gayton and his wife Amice retain by force and which Richard claims to hold of of free service of 6d per annum. (S) Excavations at the Hamlet in Bedgrove, Macdonald, 1964. [Parish of Weston Turville.]

3/26/1287, William son of Walter de Gayton and Walter de Geyton acknowledge that they owe to John Walraund of Berkamsted 20 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in co. Buckingham. (S) CCRs.

3/15/1288, Walter de Gayton acknowledges that he owes to Philip le Treour, citizen of London, 4 marks 9s. 0d.; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Buckingham. (S) CCRs.

10/13/1288 at London, Debtor: Walter de Gayton {Geyton'} [of Bucks]. Amount: 17m. (S) UKNA.

2/2/1290, Debtor: John de Middleton, of Bucks., Walter de Gayton, William his brother, and John de Gayton, Walter's son, of Northants. Amount: £40. (S) UKNA.

8/29/1290 at London, Debtor: Walter de Gayton, and William de Gayton, John de Gayton, and Gilbert de Lincoln [of Middx]. Amount: £28. (S) UKNA.

By 1306, Walter died.


8/16/1306, IPM of Adam de Monte Alto. Northampton: Sulgrave. The manor … held jointly with Margery his wife of the heir of Walter de Gayton … Amice late the wife of Walter de Gayton, who still survives, was dowered by the said Adam and Margery of a third part of all the lands &c. of the manor; … (S) CIsPM.

Amice died.

Family notes:

·         There is a contemporary Walter de Gayton who had sons Peter and Richard; vs. this Walter’s lands descended to his granddaughter Elizabeth. Other than by the family members, there is no way to differentiate between the Walters.

Child of Walter and Amice:

i. William de Gayton, born ~1270 in England. (S) 3/26/1287.

ii. John de Gayton, born ~1275 in England. (S) 2/2/1290.

iii. Margery de Gayton (4211203), born ~1280 in England.

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