~1260, William born in England, s/o §§Richard Crispyn & Arondella Arundel.
~1265, Joan born in England.
11/16/1272, Edward I succeeded Henry III as King of England. [While on crusade.]
3/10/1289, Writ of plenius certiorari, on the complaint of Gilbert, son and heir of the said Richard, that the escheator had taken certain lands held by the said Richard of Isabel de Fortibus, countess of Albemarle, Oliver de Dyneham, William Crispyn, and Milicent de Monte Alto, into the king's hand, on the assertion of certain rivals of his that they were held of the king in chief. (S) CIsPM.
1291, William died.
5/15/1291, Order to the same to take into the king's hand the lands late of William Crispyn of Wulston, deceased, tenant in chief. (S) CFRs.
7/13/1291, Order to cause dower to be assigned to Joan, late the wife of William Crispyn, tenant in chief of the king as of the honour of Huberton, which is in the king's hands, upon her taking oath not to marry without the king's licence. (S) CCRs.
1314, Joan’s son Roger died, his heir his sister Joan.
1320, Joan died.
7/2/1320, IPM of Joan (5909399), late the wife of William Cryspyn. Somerset: Adthelardeston. A capital messuage &c., 120a. arable, 10a. meadow, la. pasture, rents, &c. held of the king in chief by service of 1/4 knight’s fee, not of the crown but of the purchase of Lady Eleanor sometime queen of England. Thorn Margarete. 3a. arable held of Philip de Burdesleye by service of a rose yearly. Sanford Arundel. The hamlet held in dower by the assignment of Roger son and heir of the said William Crispyn, who held it of John Arundel by service of 1/2 knight’s fee. Est Runyton. The hamlet held for life of Richard de Wyndesor by service of a knight’s fee, by fine levied in the king’s court. Joan (b.1290) (2954699) her daughter, aged 30, whom Walter de Badeston married, is her next heir. (S) CIsPM.
8/22/1321, IPM of Joan, late the wife of William Cryspyn. Somerset: Writ of plenius certiorari to enquire whether Thomas, son of Roger Crispyn son of the said Joan, is next heir of the said Joan, or Joan her daughter the wife of Walter de Baddeston. (S) CIsPM.
9/1321, IPM of Joan, late the wife of William Cryspyn. Somerset: Athelardeston. … She had a son, Roger, and a daughter, Joan, by the said William Crispyn; and the said Roger married Margaret daughter of Roger le Fitz Payn, and had a son Thomas, and lived with the said Margaret 5 years and more, after which a divorce was celebrated at the suit of the said Margaret, and soon after the said Roger died during the life of the said Joan his mother; and the said Joan died seised of the said lands; after whose death came Walter de Badeston and Joan his wife, daughter of the said Joan Crispyn, and sought the said lands by reason of the said divorce; but whether the said Thomas or the said Joan is the heir the jury know not. The said Thomas is aged 11 and more. (S) CIsPM.
10/25/1321, Writ to the bishop of Bath and Wells to inform the king whether the said Thomas is legitimate or a bastard. [Endorsed with return that the said Thomas was and is the lawful son of the said Roger, and not a bastard.] (S) CIsPM.
· Roger Arundel of Normandy at the Battle of Hastings. A descendent, §§Sir John Arundel, living at Samford (fl. HIII) had issue an heiress Arondella, who married Richard Crispin, who came into possession of Samford-Arundel. Richard’s heir was William Crispin who married Joan, and had a son Roger (d.1315) without heirs; and a daughter Joan (2954699) married to Badston, who succeeded. Joan’s daughter Elizabeth (1477349) married Sir John Streche (d.1355), knt., who died seized of the manor, leaving a son John (738674), age 14. (S) Hist. and Antiq’s of Somerset, V3, 1791, P26.
· 3/9/1262, Devon. William Crispyn gives half a mark for taking an assize before Henry of Bratton. Order to the sheriff of Devon. (S) Fine Rolls of HIII.
Children of William and Joan:
i. Roger Crispyn, born ? in Devon, England.
7/16/1306, IPM of Henry de la Pomeray. Devon: … La Bere. 1/4 knight’s fee which Roger Crispyn holds. (S) CIsPM.
7/22/1306, To the sheriff of Somerset. Order to cause Roger Crispyn to have seisin of a messuage, 23 acres of land, and 5 acres of meadow in Athelardeston, as the king learns by an inquisition taken by the sheriff that the said messuage and lands, which Hugh de la Lode, who was hanged for felony, held, have been in the king's hands for a year and a day, and that Hugh held them of Roger. (S) CCRs.
Roger Crispyn married Margaret, d/o Roger le Fitz Payn. [Divorced after 5 years.]
1/8/1314, IPM of Roger Crispyn. Devon: Hemmeston Arundel. The hamlet … Wolston. The hamlet … Sygedon. 16s. yearly rent … Joan Crispin his sister, aged 30, is his next heir. (S) CIsPM.
Child: Thomas Crispyn, born 1310.
ii. Joan Crispyn (2954699), born 1287 in Devon, England.