1346, William born in England, s/o 7605328. William de Carent &7605329. Joan de Tryl.
1346, William’s father died.
1348, The Black Death entered the west countryside of England [likely entering through Bristol].
4/16/1348, IPM of Maud, late the wife of John Huntelegh. Somerset: Merssh. A messuage, …, held in dower … William, son of William de Carente, is her heir, but she never attorned to William the father. … Merssh. 3 messuages and 30a. land held of the same John, for her life, by the grant (tradicione) of Walter de Romeseye; the reversion of which belongs to the aforesaid William son of William, as heir of Walter Tryl. (S) CIsPM.
3/2/1349, IPM of William Carent. Dorset: Marnhulle, Burtone Asshe, Todebere and Stoure Wake. A messuage, two carucates and 2a. land, 28a. meadow, 4a. pasture, 4a. wood and 30s. rent, held for his life jointly with Joan his wife, who still survives, … by the grant of John de Carente and Walter le Hare, by fine levied in the king’s court at York on the quinzaine of Easter, 12 Edward III, … remainder to the heirs of the bodies of the said William and Joan … Somerset: Henton St. George. … William his son, aged 2 years and more, is his next heir. … (S) CIsPM.
1/10/1351, The collectors in Somerset of the 10th and 15th last granted. … The collectors in Somerset for certain lands in Henton St. George which belonged to William de Carente, tenant in chief, in the king's hand by reason of the minority of William's heir. … The collectors in Dorset for the manor of Nayssh, which belonged to William de Carente etc. (S) CCRs.
5/28/1353, IPM of John Warre. Somerset: Henton St. George. An acre of land held of the heir of William de Carente, a minor in the king’s wardship … (S) CIsPM.
7/14/1356, Commitment to John Fauconer of Estmerssh of the wardship of all the lands in Westmerssh and Kyngeston by Yevele, co. Somerset, late of William de Carent, to hold until the lawful age of William, son and heir of the said William, rendering 40 marks yearly … Grant to the said John Fauconer of Westmerssh of the marriage of William, son and heir of William de Carent, a minor in the king's ward, for a payment of £40. (S) CFRs.
5/19/1365, To … escheator in Dorset. [Order] … not to meddle further with the lands held at his death by William Carent the father of the manor of Hampsted Mareschal …, and taken into the king's hand by the death of the said William and by reason of the nonage of William his son and heir, …; as William the father held of the said manor by knight service, and William the son has proved his age before the escheator. (S) CCRs.
6/21/1377, Richard II, age 10, son of the Black Prince, succeeded Edward III as King of England.
4/17/1387, IPM of Roger Warmewell. Somerset: … Kyngeston by Yevele. A moiety of a watermill and 15 a. land, held of William Carent, …; and 2 messuages with curtilages, and 1 a. land and meadow, held of the same William … (S) CIsPM.
1388-89, The manor of Nether Adhere was settled on Richard Huntley and Alianor, his wife, and the heirs of his body; remainder to John, son of William Carent, in tail : remainder to William Carent, senior, in tail; remainder to the right heirs of Richard Huntley. (S) Somerset Fines, 12 RII, No. 1.
7/4/1396, Commitment to John Colyford. clerk, and Thomas Bathe, by mainprise of Richard Thomere (brother of son William’s wife) and William Carent, both of the counties of Somerset and Dorset, … (S) CFRs.
5/10/1398, To the sheriff of Dorset. Writ of supersedeas omnino, by mainprise of John Moigne knight and William Carent of Dorset … (S) CCRs.
5/1/1402, John de Chidioke, …, to Alice countess of Kent. …. in Somerset. … if within that time she shall likewise make a release to John son of William Carent, … (S) CCRs.
12/5/1402, Commission to … William Carent, the elder, John Denys to collect the 10th and 15th in Somerset. (S) CFRs.
1406, William died, leaving leaving the residue of his personal estate to his grandson William and the latter’s mother Alice.
(S) Hist. of Parliament, Roskell, 1993. (S) Hist. of Somerset, V4, 1978, Hinton St. George. (S) Hist. of Somerset, V7, 1999, Henstridge. (S) Co. of Somerset, Bates, 1900.
Child of William and ?:
i. William Carent (1901332), born ~1370 in England.
ii. John Carent, born ? in England.