~1320, Giles Dardern born in Oxford, England, s/o 15211192. Robert de Arderne & 15211193. Nicole ?.
~1325, Margaret born in England.
1/24/1327, Edward III, age 14, succeeded Edward II as King of England.
1331, Giles’ father died.
6/6/1333, Thomas [Wale] (stepfather) and Nichole, his wife, and Giles, son of Robert [de A]rderne, querents … Thomas, the guardian of Giles … 4 messuages, 4 virgates of land and 23 pence of rent in Swaleclyue. … shall remain to Thomas Wale and Nichole and Giles and the heirs of Giles, to hold together with the aforesaid tenements of the chief lords for ever. Thomas and Nichole and Giles have given them £20 sterling. (S) Feet of Fines, Oxfordshire, CP 25/1/189/17, number 100.
2/14/1344 at London, Debtor: Giles de Arderne, of Oxon. [and Northants]. Amount: £20. (S) UKNA.
By 1337, Giles married to Margaret.
1337, Thomas Wales [Giles’ stepfather] conveyed the manor of Swalcliffe to Giles and Margaret.
1345, Robert Wykeham and his wife Katherine, daughter and heir of William of the Lea, secured the manor of Swalcliffe against Giles Arden and his wife Margaret.
2/18/1346 at London, Debtor: Giles, the son and heir of Robert de Ardern, knight, of Oxon. Amount: £60. (S) UKNA.
1348, The Black Death entered the west countryside of England [likely entering through Bristol].
5/9/1349, … Sir Michael de Ponyngges, knight vs. Sir Giles de Arderne over Perchyng. (S) CCRs.
7/31/1350, IPM of Hugh Plescy. Oxford: … Donstiwe and Yoleghbury. The manors, held by John de Lyouns, Giles de Arderne and Hugh Ranes by service of a knight’s fee. (S) CIsPM.
1356, Nicole [Giles’ mother] living when Sir Giles Arden was pardoned for outlawry incurred because he had disseised her of her rents in Duns Tew. (S) CPRs.
1357-1365, On Nicole's death Drayton reverted to this Giles, the son and heir of her first husband. (S) Visit. Warws. 1619 (Harl. Soc. xii), 179.
1366, Sir Giles holding of Drayton [Oxford] disputed by Elizabeth of Swinford, who claimed possession as the descendant of Sir Thomas Arden of Hanwell and Rose Vernon. [The defence asserted that her ‘Thomas’ was a bastard and she lost her case.] (S) C.P. 40/429, m. 396.
5/12/1368, Giles de Arderne to Thomas Benet of Warwyk. Recognisance for 40 marks, to be levied etc. in Oxfordshire. (S) CCRs.
1368, Giles granted a messuage in Dunstywe, Oxford, to William Hayle. (S) IPM of Giles.
1375, Giles and Margaret’s son Giles died, leaving 2 granddaughters as their heirs.
2/2/1377 at Churchehille, John de Nouweres knight to … co. Oxford … Witnesses: … Sir Richard Aderbury knight, Sir Giles de Arderne, John Leuekenore, … (S) CCRs.
1377, Giles died in parts beyond seas.
1378, Thos. Webb witnessed a release by Margaret, relict of Sir Giles Arden. (S) N.R.A. Rep. Earl of Bradford (Staffs.), 0/35.
1380, Margaret held a third the manor of Drayton in Dower. [The other 2/3rds held by the granddaughters.]
Margaret married 2nd Walter Power.
11/17/1381, Writ of Mandamus for Giles de Arderne, or Dardern. Oxford: … messuage and virgate in Dunstywe … manors of Drayton and Zelbury and messuage in Bannebery … manor of Hornlee and messuages etc. in Swalclyve in joint feoffment with Margaret, his wife, who is still living … Dunstywe. A messuage and a virgate of land … Drayton. The manor, … Zelbury. The manor, … Hornlee. The manor … He died beyond seas about the feast of St. Martin, 50 Edward III. Margaret and Joan, daughters of Giles [de Arderne, his son], aged respectively 8 years and 6 years, are his heirs. Since his death, (1) Henry de Arderne, knight, has occupied 2/3rds of the manor of Drayton and received the profits thereof … Walter Power and Margaret, his wife, formerly wife of the said Giles, have occupied the remaining third part of the manor by way of Margaret’s dower, … (S) CIsPM.
1384-85, Walter Power, leased Margaret’s life interest in Drayton to Sir Richard Abberbury. [His sister Lucy (3802797) married to Richard de Arches, who’s son Richard would marry Margaret’s granddaughter Joan (1901399).]
(S) Hist. of Oxford, V9, 1969, Horley and Horton, & Drayton. (S) Hist. of Oxford, V10, 1972, Swalcliffe.
Child of Giles and Margaret:
i. Giles Ardern (3802798), born ~1345 in England.
12/20/1381, Commitment to Reynold de Malyns, knight of the keeping of … by the death of Giles de Ardern, knight, … until the lawful age of Margaret and Joan, daughters of Giles the son of the said Giles … (S) CFRs.