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Saturday, October 3, 2020

Sir Richard de la Vache

 5910470. Sir Richard de la Vache

~1290, Richard born in England, s/o 11820940. Richard de la Vache & 11820941. Mabel Mansel.

1298, Appointment by Richard de la Vache, knight, and Mabel his wife, of William son of Roger le Clerk of Shenley, to the wardship of Richard de la Vache their son, a minor, and of the lands they gave him in Barton, Caldecote and Bourn (Brunne), and of his goods. : Cambs. (S) UKNA.

Bef. 1308, Richard’s mother died.

Aft. 1/29/1308, Richard’s father died.

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

3/16/1336, Richard de la Vache, knight, acknowledges that he owes to John Fitz Nichol £10; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Buckingham. (S) CCRs.

5/12/1337 at Colebrook, A quit-claim by Hugh le Despenser, knight, to John de Molyns (2955088), knight, and John de Handle, knight … witnesses, Henry de Ferariis, Maurice de Berkele, John Murdak, Thomas Wale, Richard de la Vache … (S) CPRs.

2/8/1339, Order to collectors of customs in the port of Ipswich to allow Richard de la Vache and William Talemache, to take to the staple at Andewerp without paying subsidy or custom 12 sacks and 15 sacks respectively, on their oath that the same are their wools. (S) CFRs.

9/8/1339, Grant by Walter de Mauny to John de Molyns, knight … Witnesses, … Richrd de la Vache, knights, … (S) CPRs.

9/20/1344, Release by Walter de Woubourn … Witnesses: Matthew de la Vache (Richard’s brother), …, Richard de la Vache, knights, … (S) CCRs.

1346, Sir Richard de la Vache, heir to his father, held ½ knight's fee of the manor Rocholte Hall. (S) Hist. of Essex, V6, 1973, Leyton. [Reversion acquired in 1284 by his father, the male heir had forfeited.]

7/9/1346, Feoffment by Margaret late the wife of Matthew Goldesmyth of Berton, widow … next lands held in bondage of Sir Bartholomew Burwassh and Sir Richard de la Vache, knights, etc. Cambridgeshire. (S) UKNA.

9/4/1346, Richard in the English forces that began the year-long siege of the port of Calais. [Ended 8/1347. Calais fell when King Philip failed to support their siege and retreated.]

1/28/1348, Order to pay to Richard de la Vache £10 for Michaelmas term last, in accordance with the king's grant to him, upon his stay with him, of £20 to be received yearly at the exchequer for life. (S) CCRs.

4/2/1348, Enrolment of release by Isabel daughter of Sir John Blaket, knight, to Sir John de Molyns and Gile, his wife, … Witnesses: Sir Richard de la Vache, Sir Philip Buktot, knights, … (S) CCRs.

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

[––Richard & Amy––]

By 1348, Richard married 2nd Amy ?. [Amy must have been in the household of Queen Philipa – son Philip named after her, and Philip received a gold goblet from the Queen when he married.]

9/5/1348, Richard’s son Philip born. [Unusually, no mention of Richard in the Proof of age.]

9/26/1349, Commitment to Richard de la Vache of the wardship of all the lands in Chalfhunt St. Giles and Padbury by Bukyngham late of John de Wolverton. (S) CFRs.

11/5/1351, Richard de la Vache, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Thomas de Brembre, clerk, £40; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in the county of Buckingham. (S) CCRs.

1352, Richard de la Vache going overseas. (S) UKNA.

1354, at the court at Chalfont, Distraint: An order is made to distrain …, Richard de la Vache, … for homage and fealty and relief, etc. (S) The Manor of Chalfont St. Peter, D/BASM/15/3 1349-1364.

1356, Richard, the royal standard-bearer, created a Knight of the Garter, receiving annuities of £100 yearly. [Richard replacing John de Lisle.]

4/1357, Amercements 18s; distraint: Lord Richard de la Vache, knight pardoned. (S) The Manor of Chalfont St. Peter, D/BASM/15/3 1349-1364.

5/23/1358, Grant for life to Richard la Vache, for good service, of the bailiwick of the stewardship of the king's forest of Shirewode, and the keeping of the king's manor and park of Clipston and hays of Beskwod, Byllehawe and Byrklaund in the said forest. (S) CFRs.

5/22/1360, Grant for life to Richard la Vache, for good service, of the office of constable of the castle of Wyndesore. (S) CFRs.

1360, Hugh Wake to retain one-fourth of the manors of Padbury and Chalfont St. Giles, … and to grant half the said manor of Chalfont to Richard de la Vache, knight, … Bucks. (S) UKNA.

2/25/1361 at London, Debtor: William de Felton, knight. Creditor: Richard de la Vache, knight, and Philip de Norton, citizen of London. Amount: £200. (S) UKNA.

3/3/1361, To Richard de la Vache constable of the Tower of London … (S) CCRs. [Held for life.]

9/24/1361, To Richard de la Vache constable of Wyndesore castle and keeper of the king's forest there … (S) CCRs. [Held for life.]

11/4/1362, By K., on the information of Richard la Vache … (S) CFRs.

12/2/1362, Grant by Robert de Wykford, clerk, to the king … Witnesses:- William, bishop of Winchester, the chancellor, Simon, bishop of Ely, the treasurer of England, Thomas de Veer, earl of Oxford, the chamberlain, Bartholomew de Burghasshe, and Richard de la Vache, knights: Surrey. (S) UKNA.

1363, Richard, under-chamberlain of the king’s household, granted free warren in his lands.

11/23/1365, Thomas de la Vache, lieutenant of Richard de la Vache, keeper of the Tower. (S) CCRs.

1/1366, Richard, Knight of the Garter, of Aston Clinton and Vaches, Buckingham, and Barton, Cambridgeshire, died. [Late constable of the Tower. (S) CFRs.]

(S) Hist. of Parliament, Roskell, 1993, Sir Philip de la Vache. (S) Hist. of Buckingham, V4, 1927, Shenley.

Family notes:

·         Richard held a tenenment in in the parish of St. Margaret, Lothebury, London, of 2s. 8.5d of rent. (S) CFRs, 6/7/1364.

Child of Richard and ?:

i. Maud de la Vache (2955235), born ~1320 in Buckingham, England.

Child of Richard and Amy:

ii. Sir Philip de la Vache, born 9/5/1348 in Chalfont St. Giles, Buckingham, England.

1/26/1366, Philip’s wardship granted to William of Wykeham, the King’s chief minister.

Philip knighted before reaching maturity. [Not unusual for those with exceptional prowess.]

1369-74, Philip served in France, returning with captured knights who were ransomed.

5/8/1370, Proof of age of Philip de la Vache, son and heir of Richard de la Vache. (S) CIsPM. [The lady Isabel the king’s daughter came to Chalfhunte the same day for Philip’s baptism and was his godmother, by order of queen Philippa.]

1374, Philip granted an annuity of £50 yearly.

Philip married Elizabeth, d/o Sir Lewis Clifford. [The Queen gave them a gold goblet on their wedding day.]

5/1408, Philip died.


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