~1370, William Carraunt born in England, s/o 3802664. William de Carent.
1377, Alice born in England, d/o 3802666. John Thomer.
6/21/1377, Richard II, age 10, succeeded Edward III as King of England.
1406, William Carent [father of this William] died, leaving leaving the residue of his personal estate to his grandson William and the latter’s mother Alice.
By 1407, Alice’s father died.
9/26/1407, Alice’s nephew, John Tomer, s/o her brother Richard, died, leaving his sister Edith as his heir.
11/18/1407, Feoffment. By Edmund Dommer, esquire, to John Stourton, William Stourton, John Beauchamp, John Wynford, John Fauntleroy and John Passeware, of the site of the Manor of Penne Dommer with the advowson … Witn. William Carent, … (S) UKNA.
7/25/1408, Alice’s niece Edith died, leaving Alice as her heir.
11/8/1408, IPM of Edith sister of John, son and heir of Richard Tomer. Somerset: Owing to the minority of John, son and heir of Richard Tomer, … The king, by letters patent …, granted custody to the value of 100s. to Isabel Thorley until the full age of the heir of Richard. Thomas Thorley and Isabel granted the custody to Alice widow of John Thomer, and William Carent. John the son of Richard died under age on 26 Sept. 1407. Edith, then aged 10 years and more, was his sister and heir. She died on 25 July last. Alice wife of William Carente is her aunt and heir, being the sister of Richard her father, and aged 30 years and more. (S) CIsPM.
2/14/1409, Order to the escheator in the county of Somerset … a messuage, 60 acres of land, 10 acres of meadow, 8 acres of wood, 31 acres of pasture in Hengstrugg, co. Somerset, came to the king's hands by the death of Richard Tomer, … , and by reason of the minority of John, Richard's son and heir, who lately died a minor in the king's ward, and are still in the king's hands for the causes aforesaid and also by reason of the minority of Edith, John's sister and heir, who likewise died of late a minor in the king's ward, and that Alice the wife of William Carente, sister of Richard the father of John the brother of Edith, is Edith's kinswoman ancl next heir, and of full age,—to take the fealty of the said William and cause him and Alice to have full seisin of the premises. (S) CFRs.
1412, William assessed lands at Swanage, Marnhull, Plush and Winterborne St. Martin, Dorset, valued at £27, and the manor of Marsh near Yeovil and land in Milborne Port, Toomer and Kingston Pitney in Somerset, valued at £25.
4/1/1418, IPM of Thomas Brook, knight. Somerset: … Kingston by Yeovil of William Carent service unknown, annual value £20 10s.3d. … (S) CIsPM.
1421-22, William died.
8/31/1422, Henry VI (an infant) succeeded Henry V as King of England.
(S) Som. Arch. & NH Soc. Proc., 1870, P41. (S) Hist. of Parliament, Roskell, 1993. (S) Hist. of Somerset, V4, 1978, Hinton St. George.
· William Carent owned copies of The Cantebury Tales [written by 1400] and The Seige of Troy. [Gutenberg printing press not in use until 1436.]
Children of William and Alice:
i. William Carent, born ~1395 in England.
10/20/1417, IPM of John Sparewe. Somerset: … Kingston in Yeovil, 1 messuage, 2 cottages and 16 a., of William Carent, junior, … (S) CIsPM.
Bef. 1418, William married Margaret Stourton, d/o William Stourton, Esq.; and sister of John, 1st Baron Stourton. (S) Hist. of the Noble House of Stourton, Botolph, 1899, P156. [1 son John.]
11/16/1420, William Carent, junior, appointed escheator for Dorset. (S) N&Qs, S&D, V9, 1905, P248.
11/10/1438, Magaret and her husband named in her uncle John Stourton’s will.
1440, William Carent of Toomer in Henstridge, High Sheriff of Somerset.
3/20/1463, Margaret died.
11/20/1463, Bishop Beckynton, ... William Carent, Esq., erected in the prebendal church of Henstridge ... for the welfare of the said William Carent, and of the Venerable Mr. Nicholas Carent, and John Carent, senior, his brothers, and also of John Carent, junior, his son, during their lives, and for the soul of Margaret, late the wife of William Carent, and the souls of the other persons aforesaid, after their deaths.
4/8/1476, William died. [His son John died 1483.]
ii. Nicholas Carent, born ? in England.
8/22/1446, Mr. Nicholas Carent, a canon of Wells Cathedral, elected Dean of Wells.
5/3/1467, Nicholas died.
iii. John Carent (950666), born ~1405 in England.