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Monday, October 5, 2020

Sir Henry de Erth & Helena Beckstead

4194308. Sir Henry de Erth & 4194309. Helena Beckstead

1299, Henry de Erth born 1299 in Cornwall, s/o §Hugh de Erth.

1304, The Terms given to, and accepted by John Comyn [terms of submission by the Scots after the last insurrection] ... These things are agreed on with Monsieur Richard de Burgh, earl of Ulster, Monsieur Aymer de Valance, ... Monsieur Henry de Percy, Knights, and John Comyn of Badenagh, for Himself and his Aydants of Scotland, ... in the Name  of the King, ... Monsieur Hugh de Erth, Monsieur William de Erth, Monsieur James de Ross, ... Knights, for themselves and all their Scots assisstants, who would be sworn in the Peace and Faith of the King, were Sworn. (S) Cont. of Compl. Hist. of England, Brady, 1700, P78.

1/24/1327, Edward III, age 14, succeeded Edward II as King of England.

1332, Henry married Helena Beckstead in Cornwall.

5/1333, Henry, Constable of Tremation castle, fought at Siege of Berwick, and then continued to server as the banner bearer of John of Eltham (age 16), earl of Cornwall, brother of King Edward III, in the Scottish wars. (S) CPRs, 3/10/1337.

7/19/1333, Battle of Halidon Hill, a small rise of 600 ft. two miles to the north-west of Berwick. Scots under Sir Archibald Douglas defeated by forces of Edward III. John of Eltham, earl of Cornwall, continued the main battle as King Edward pursued fleeing forces. (S) Edward III, Ormord, P160.2011.

11/1333, King Edward mustered his forces again at Newcastle. John of Eltham, earl of Cornwall was one of his commanders. [The Scots did not bring an army against these forces, and the King dismissed them 2/1334.]

11/25/1334, King Edward, from Newcastle-upon-Tyne, again invaded Scotland, advancing as far as Roxburgh, where he repaired the castle for his use.

2/25/1335, Appointment for life to Henry de Erth, yoeman of John, earl of Cornwall, to be constable of the castle of Tremeton and keeper of the park there, with wages of 2d daily and the accumstomed fees; and grant to him of 6s 1d of rent out of the borough of Trementon, with the profit of the court of the borough, and 32s of rent out of the earl’s conventionary lands, called ‘Ivesdene’ and ‘Grypes.’ (S) CPRs, 3/10/1337.

1336, John, earl of Cornwall died.

2/12/1337, Grant to Henry de Erth, the office of the constableship of the castle of Tremeton, co. Cornwall, with a yearly fee of 40s and daily wages of 2d. (S) CPRs.

10/8/1337, To the sheriff of Devon. Order to satisfy Henry de Erth ... as Henry has besought the king to order satisfaction to be made to him, as a great part of his wood in co. Devon has been taken for the king's use for burning the king's mine in that county, ..., for which Henry is not yet satisfied. (S) CCRs.

7/1/1338, Commission of oyer and terminer to William de Shareshull, John Inge, Thomas de Courtenay and John Dauney, on complaint by Henry de Erth that [named persons] took away 11 horses, 2 colts, 4 bulls, 64 oxen, 30 cows, ... worth £224 4s at his manors of Byr Ferrers and Nyweton Ferrers, and carried away his goods. Devon. (S) CPRs.

9/1/1339, Lease for lives: rent grain of wheat at Michaelmas for all service … Witd: … Kts; Henry de Erth; … (S) UKNA.

1348, The Black Death entered the west countryside of England [likely entering through Bristol].

1353, Henry de Earth died in Cornwall, succeeded by his son Geoffrey.

Family notes:

·         1292, Hugh de Erth the Governor of Cluny, Scotland.

Child of Henry and Helena:

i. Geoffrey de Earth (2097154), born 1345 in Cornwall, England.

Geoffrey married Elizabeth ?.

No records found for Geoffrey. He was succeeded by his daughter Elizabeth de Earth (1048577). [Likely died before his father.]

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