~1365, Nicholas Reed born in England.
6/21/1377, Richard II, age 10, succeeded Edward III as King of England.
1387, Nicholas Rede given protection while serving in the retinue of John, lord Beaumont. (S) Baronage in the Reign of Richard II, Fildes, 2009, P347. [Name appears twice in 1387.]
3/1/1388 at London, Thomas Beauchamp of Rym to Robert de Chalouns, … Quitclaim … of the manors of Bokerel and Oulescombe; … seal of Sir Hugh de Courtenay knight the earl's brother are attached. Witnesses: Sir James de Chuddelegh, Sir John Pridyaux knights, Nicholas Reed, … (S) CCRs.
1/1/1392, Writ for IPM of Margaret widow of Hugh de Courtenay, Earl of Devon. Devon: … Pole Antony. 30s. yearly rent from lands etc. of Nicholas Reed there, held of the king in chief as parcel of the castle of Plympton … (S) CIsPM.
By 1397, Nicholas married Parnel.
1397, A life interest in the manor of Whitestaunton, Somerset, passed to Nicholas Rede of Pole Anthony in Tiverton (Devon) and his wife Parnel (possibly widow of William of Staunton). (S) Hist. of Somerset, V4, 1978, Whitestaunton.
7/19/1397, IPM of William de Monte Acuto, Earl of Salisbury. Somerset: … Suthbraden. Two hides, held by Nicholas Reade and Parnel his wife … Whitstaundon. 3-4ths of a knight’s fee, held by Nicholas Reade and Parnel his wife. … (S) CIsPM.
12/9/1397, To the escheator in Somerset and Dorset. Order to give Elizabeth who was the wife of William de Monte Acuto late earl of Salisbury, …, 3 quarters of one knight's fee in Whitstaundoun held by Nicholas Reade and Parnell his wife … (S) CCRs.
9/30/1399, Henry IV succeeded Richard II as King of England.
7/7/1403, Writ mutatis mutandis, by mainprise of …, in favour of Henry Slabberde of London, John Neyfe, Nicholas Rede and Henry atte Busshe for keeping the peace toward Henry Saterday. (S) CCRs.
4/22/1409, IPM of John de Monte Acuto, Earl of Salisbury. Somerset: … 2 hides in North Bradon held by Nicholas Read and Parnel his wife … (S) CIsPM.
6/14/1409, To the escheator in Somerset and Dorset. Order to give Thomas son of John de Monte Acuto late earl of Salisbury seisin … 2 hides in North Bradon held by Nicholas Reade and Parnell his wife, … (S) CCRs.
3/20/1413, Henry V succeeded Henry IV as King of England.
5/24/1413, John Crukerne to Ralph Maloisell, … Witnesses: Thomas Brook, Thomas Beauchamp knights, John Jewe, Nicholas Reede, William Staunton, … (S) CCRs.
12/1413 at Merryfield, Robert Cary to Joan who was wife of John Wadham knight and to the heirs of her body by him, and the heirs of the said John's body. Quitclaim with warranty of the manor of Hardyngton and all messuages, … Witnesses: …, Thomas Beauchamp knights, John Keynes, Nicholas Rede, Roger Seymour. (S) CCRs.
2/4/1415, IPM of Elizabeth widow of William de Monte Acuto, Earl of Salisbury … Somerset: … Whitestaunton, 3 parts of a fee held by Nicholas Reade and Parnel his wife. … (S) CIsPM.
By 1418, Nicholas Reed, of Somerset, and his wife Parnel died.
· There is a Nicholas Rede, priest, contemporary with this Nicholas, who died by 1413.
Child of Nicholas and Parnel:
i. Margaret Reed (1901283), born ~1400 in England.
11/1/1418, To the escheator in Wiltesir. Order to … meddle no further with the manor of Fyssherton Ancher, delivering to Stephen Popham and Margaret his wife any issues thereof taken; …, that Henry Popham esquire at his death held that manor by demise of Thomas Meryet and others to him for life, with remainder to the said Stephen and Margaret, daughter of Nicholas Rede of Somerset esquire, and to the heirs of their bodies. (S) CCRs.