~1285, Edmund Bacon born in England.
~1285, Joan born in England, d/o 23640622. John de Bello Monte.
9/1298, Joan’s father died. Her step-mother, Alice, arranged for her marriage to Giles de Breuse, a widower.
~1305, Margery born in England, d/o 2498696. Michael de Poynings & 2498697. Margery Bardolf.
[––Joan & Giles––]
Joan 1st married to Giles de Brewosa.
1306, Giles and Joan obtained from her brother Richard the reversion to Witnesham, behind a life interest still held by her step-mother Alice.
7/7/1307, Edward II succeeded Edward I as King of England.
1310, Giles died. [2/6/1311, Writ for IPM of Giles de Brewosa.]
1309, John Bacon (d.1340), brother of Edmund, held Bacons manor.
[––Edmund & Joan––]
1310, Edmund 1st married widow Joan.
1310, King Edward II granted the manor of Hatfield Peverall to Edmund Bacon.
7/11/1310, Edmund granted free warren in Ewelme and La Dene in Oxfordshire.
1310-12, Grant to Edmund Bacun of the remainder of the manor of Hatfeld Peverel after the death of Alexander Quyntin, to hold to him and his heirs. (S) CFRs.
10/10/1311, Commitment during pleasure to Edmund Bacun of the castle of Walyngford and the honours of that castle and of St. Valery. (S) CFRs.
6/26/1312, Commitment during pleasure to Edmund Bacun of the castle of Walingford. (S) CFRs.
1312-14, Grant to Edmund Bacun, on his suggestion, of the wood of Suthho which is within the metes of the forest of Essex as appurtenant to the manor of Hatfeld Peverel. (S) CFRs.
2/20/1314, Protections for persons who with queen Isabella are going beyond seas … with Gilbert de Clare, earl of Gloucester and Hertford, … Edmund Bacun. (S) CPRs.
1314, Edmund served with 3 esquires in Scotland.
6/24/1314, Battle of Bannockburn, a victory for the Scots, unusual in that it lasted for 2 days. The Scots, commanded by Robert Bruce, were laying siege to Stirling castle, held by the English. It was the largest loss of English knights in a single day.
7/19/1314, Exchequer to allow to Edmund Bacun, steward of the honour of Walingford, in his account £131 3s. 4d. wherein the king is held to him for the wages of him and his 3 esquires in the present war of Scotland and for 4 large horses bought from him. (S) CFRs.
8/27/1316, Protection to Edmund Bacoun and 4 others with him until Christmas going to Scotland. (S) Cal. of Doc’s Relating to Scotland.
5/20/1318, Grant, at the request of Edmund Bacun, to Thomas de Cravene that he and his heirs pay 60s. a year at the Exchequer of the portion falling to Thomas of the debtswherein William de Rothing and Ralph de Rothing were held. (S) CFRs.
3/12/1324, … the manor of Sixle, in that county [Lincoln], which Edmund Bacoun holds for life … (S) CCRs.
9/17/1325, Order to deliver to John Bacun and Adam Bacun, the king's clerks, to the use of Edmund Bacun, the lands late of Giles de Brewosa, which the king ordered to be taken into his hand after the death of Robert de Brewosa, brother and heir of Richard de Brewosa, sons of the said Giles, which Robert died a minor in the king's ward. … the said Robert sold the said wardship to the said Edmund … (S) CFRs.
By 1325, Joan died.
[––Edmund & Margery––]
1326, Edmund married Margery.
1326, Edmund Bacoun and Margery his wife, complainants, and Geoffrey de Corton, guardian of the said Margery, and John de Catfeld, clerk, and Robert de Jernemuth, deforciants, touching the manor of Hatfeld Peverel. (S) CIsPM, Writ of 11/16/1356 to the Treasurer. [Transcript of a Feet of Fines.]
8/16/1326, Appointment of Edmund Bacoun of co. Norfolk to join John de Sturmy admiral of the fleet in the north. (S) CPRs.
1/24/1327, Edward III, age 14, succeeded Edward II as King of England. (S) CFRs.
1/9/1330, IPM of Edmund, earl of Kent. Essex: … Wydeford. The manor with the advowson of the church, and the manor of Pachchyngge, held by Edmund Bacoun, by service of a knight’s fee and a half. (S) CIsPM.
By 1331, Edmund knighted.
6/25/1331, Edmund Bacoun, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Roger de Kerdeston, knight, 40 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Norfolk. (S) CCRs.
3/6/1334, Commitment to Edmund Bacon of the keeping of the half hundred Ludynglond, co. Suffolk, in the king's hand, to hold from Easter next for a year, rendering 100 marks a year at the Exchequer. (S) CFRs.
6/24/1335 at York, Inspeximus ... queen Isabela ... Witnesses ... Sirs John de Moubray, William de Monte Acuto, ... justices, ... Edmund Bacoun, Thomas de Ponynges [Edmund’s brother-in-law], ... knights, ... (S) CPRs.
3/6/1336, Edmund died at Oulton, Suffolk. [Also holding Bacons manor in Essex.]
4/9/1336, Grant to William de Kerdeston of the marriage of Maud [Matilda] his daughter, kinswoman and heir of Edmund Bacoun, tenant in chief, a minor in the king's Ward. (S) CFRs. [Matilda, the younger daughter.]
4/16/1336, Order to the escheator on this side Trent to take into the king's hand the lands late of Edmund Bacoun, deceased, tenant in chief. (S) CFRs.
1339, Margery married 2nd Nicholas, Lord De La Beche of Aldworth (Berkshire).
1340, Margery heiress to Edmund’s brother John, of Bacons manor.
1345, Nicholas died.
4/7/1346, John de Dalton, knight, raped Margery, also married her [then forfeited.] (S) See 1/4/1353.
1346, Margery, widow of Edmund Bacon and Nicholas de la Beche, married 3rd widower Lord Gerard de Lisle (2954876).
4/7/1347, Lady Margery De La Beche was carried off from the Castle of Beaumys, and forcibly married to 4th Sir John De Dalton.
5/1/1347, Order to the sheriff of Lancaster, on pain of forfeiture, to cause to be arrested John son of Robert de Dalton, ‘chivaler,’ [others named including his father and mother] … indicted by the king's writ before William de Thorp and his fellows, justices of oyer and terminer, of the rape of Margery late the wife of Nicholas de la Beche, and of the death of Michael de Ponynges ' le uncle ' and Thomas le Clerk of Shipton. (S) CFRs.
6/8/1347, Commitment to Michael de Ponyngges (15211386, Margery’s nephew) of the keeping of the manors, lands and rents late of Margery late the wife of Nicholas do la Beche in the counties of Oxford, Berks, Wilts, Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, Surrey and Sussex, … rendering £227 10s 9.5d yearly … lands in Boseby, co. Lincoln, Upledecombe and Harewell, co. Berks, Whitchirche, co. Oxford, Little Weldon and Rokyngham, co. Northampton, Shorham, co. Sussex, and Stretham, co. Surrey, … rendering 158 marks, 9s 2.5d yearly. (S) CFRs.
11/27/1347, Grant to Michael son of Thomas de Ponyngges, knight, of all lands and rents late of Margery late the wife of Nicholas de la Beche … which have been taken into the king's hand by the forfeiture of John son of Robert de Dalton, ' chivaler,' who has taken the said Margery to wife, … for the life of Margery … rendering 500 marks a year … (S) CFRs.
1348, An order for the sale of woods "pertaining to Margery who was wife of Nicholas De La Beche, ore la femme Johan, son of Robert De Dalton, by reason of the forfeiture of the said John for treasons and felonies."
1348, The Black Death entered the west countryside of England [likely entering through Bristol].
3/20/1349, Margery died at Cales [Essex]. [Likely in the plague.]
1/20/1350, Order to the escheator in the county of Suffolk, to take into the king's hand the lands late of Margery late the wife of Edmund Bacoun. (S) CFRs.
4/6/1352, … Margery late the wife of Nicholas de la Beche, sometime the wife of Edmund Bacoun, held on the day of her death the manor of Hathfeld Peverel, co. Essex, for life, of the inheritance of Margery Bacoun, daughter and heir of Edmund, whom William son of John de Molyns, knight, has taken to wife … (S) CFRs.
1/4/1353, IPM of Edmund Bacon. Norfolk: Gresham. The manor … Margery, late the wife of the said Edmund, was in possession of the manor from the time of his death until 7 April, 20 Edward III, on which day John de Dalton, knight, who raped the said Margery, also married her, … forfeiture of the said John; … He died on 6 March, 11 Edward III. He had 2 daughters, Margaret and Margery. From Margaret, his first-born daughter, whom William de Kerdeston, knight, married, came Maud, whom John de Burgherssh married, … Margery, whom William son of John de Molyns married, is the other heir of the said Edmund and of full age. … (S) CIsPM.
3/12/1353, IPM of Margery, late the wife of Nicholas De La Beche, sometime wife of Edmund Bacoun. Essex: Hathfeld Peverel. The manor held for her life, whereof a capital messuage with certain lands &c. is held of the king as of the honour of Huntyndon by service of a sixth part of a knight’s fee, and other lands &c. are held of the earl of Hereford by service of 12d. yearly or a pair of gilt spurs. She died at Cales, 20 March, 23 Edward III. Margery Bacon, aged 15 1/2 years, married to William son of John de Molyns, knight, is daughter and heir of Edmund Bacoun. (S) CIsPM.
3/30/1356, Writ to the sheriff of Essex for IPM of Edmund Bacoun and Margery his wife. Whereas, after taking the fealty of William son of John de Molyns, who married Margery daughter of the said Edmund, who was said to be his sole heir, … it was found that John son of John de Burgherssh, deceased, tenant in chief, a minor in the king’s wardship, is another of the heirs of the said Edmund … Oxford: Maud, late the wife of John de Burgherssh, kinswoman and heir of Edmund Bacoun, and the other concerning John de Burgherssh, at Watlyngton … in Kyngeseye, co. Buckingham, make the manor of Ewelme, which Edmund Bacoun held to him and his heirs by Joan his wife. … [Edmund] He died on 3 April, 10 Edward III. … William de Kerdeston, to whom the king granted the custody of the manor until the lawful age of Maud, daughter and heir of the said Edmund, and after her lawful age John de Burgherssh, who married her … John son of the said John de Burgeherssh, and Maud his wife, daughter of William de Kerdeston, kinswoman and heir of the said Edmund, aged 10 years and more, is heir of the same Edmund Bacoun, Maud, and John de Burgherssh. (S) CIsPM.
8/1357, IPM of Margery late the wife of Edmund Bacoun. Essex: Hatfeld Peverel. The manor … held for her life … The said Edmund and Margery died without heir male of their bodies … She died on 20 March, 23 Edward III. Margery, daughter of the said Edmund and Margery, aged 20 years and more, married to William de Molyns, and John, son of John de Burgherssh and Maud his wife, daughter of William de Kerdeston, kinswoman of the said Edmund, aged 10 years, are heirs … (S) CIsPM.
· Joan’s father is sometimes given as Richard de Bello Campo, s/o John, but it is not a good fit with the timeline. Either way, the lineage would remain to John.
(S) Hist. Notices of Swycombe and Ewelme, Napier, 1858, P21.
Child of Edmund and Joan:
i. Margaret Bacoun (5910155), born ~1310 in Norfolk, England.
Child of Edmund and Margery:
ii. Margery Bacoun (1477545), born 1336 in Norfolk, England.