1306, William de Kerdiston born in England, s/o 11820308. Roger de Kerdeston & 11820309. Maud ?.
~1310, Margaret born in England, d/o 2955090. Sir Edmund Bacoun & 11820311. Joan de Beaumont. (S) 1/15/1361.
[––William & Margaret––]
By 1323, William married to Margaret.
1323-24, Roger de Kerdeston to grant the manor of Skendleby to William de Kerdeston, Margaret his wife, and the heirs of his body, with remainder to himself and his heirs, retaining land in Ewerby. Lincoln. (S) UKNA.
1/24/1327, Edward III, age 14, succeeded Edward II as King of England.
1329, Margaret Bacoun died [likely in the birth of Matilda], leaving 2 daughters.
William married 2nd Margery/Margaret ?. [2 sons – could not inherit the Bacoun properties.]
1331, Grantor: Sir William de Kerdeston. Grantee: Sir Bartholomew Bateman, … Grant of his manors of Kerdiston, Claxton, and Helhoughton, etc. county: Norf. (S) UKNA.
1/2/1334, To queen Philippa, to queen Isabella, to Edward, prince of Wales, to Hugh de Dispensariis, to Robert de Morle, to William de Kerdeston, to Ralph de Nevile, to Henry de Percy, to Ralph de Ufford, to Henry, earl of Derby, to William, earl of Northampton, to Thomas, earl of Warwick, to Robert, earl of Suffolk, to William, earl of Huntingdon, to John, earl of Warenne, to Richard, earl of Arundel, to Bartholomew de Burghash, to Thomas de Bradestan, to Ralph de Stafford, to William, earl of Salisbury, … to John Darcy the elder, to John Darcy the younger, to John, archbishop of Canterbury, … desiring the above-named prelates to interpose with the king in regard to the novelties attempted against the Roman and other churches. (S) Cal. of Papal Reg’s, V3, 1897, Regesta 137.
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 had been made a ward of the king on the death of her mother – a common practice at this time for minors that were heirs who held of the king.]
1337, William’s father died.
10/8/1337, Order to deliver to William de Kerdeston, son and heir of Roger de Kerdeston, all the issues of the lands which his father held at his death in chief, to hold of the king's gift, as the king has taken William's homage. (S) CCRs.
10/18/1337, Order to deliver to Matilda, late the wife of Roger de Kerdiston, tenant in chief, the manors which the king has assigned to her to hold in dower, with the assent of William de Kerdiston, Roger's son and heir, to wit, the manor of Neuton, co. Norfolk, extended at £6 16s. 2d. yearly; the manor of Cisterne in the same county, extended at £13 12s. 2d. yearly; the manor of Henham, co. Suffolk, extended at 105s. 8½d. yearly; and the manor of Stratford, in the same county, extended at 67s. 9½d. yearly. (S) CCRs.
1337, William’s mother died after his father.
1337, Grantor: Constantine Mortimer, … Grantee: Sir William de Kerdeston, knight. Grant of the reversion of their lands in Happisburgh, Walcot, Ridlington, Crostwight, Dilham, Barton (Turf), Brumstead and Smallburgh at the death of Maud late the wife of Sir Roger de Kerdiston, knight. Norf. (S) UKNA.
1339, William de Kerdeston to close a path in Claxton, substituting another. Norfolk. (S) UKNA.
1341, William de Kerdeston, knight to Bartholomew Bateman, knight, and others: Appointment of attorneys to give seisin of the manors of Kerdiston, Claxton and Hillington (by Norwich), (Helghton) . Norf. (S) UKNA.
1345, William de Kerdeston to grant the advowsons of the churches of Reepham and Hillington (Heleweton) to 13 chaplains there. Norfolk. (S) UKNA.
12/1347, William’s daughter Margaret married in Tendring Hall, Stoke By Nayland, Suffolk.
2/14/1348, To William de Kerdeston, knight. Indult to choose confessors, who shall give them, being penitent, plenary remission at the hour of death, with the usual safeguards. (S) Cal. of Papal Reg’s, V3, 1897, Regesta 184.
1348, The Black Death entered the west countryside of England [likely entering through Bristol].
9/19/1351, William de Kerdeston, knight, acknowledges that he owes to … £600; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in Norfolk. (S) CCRs.
2/14/1353, Confirmation, with exemplification from the register, of the indult granted to William de Kerdiston, knight, of the diocese of Norwich, to have a portable altar. (S) Cal. of Papal Reg’s, V3, 1897, Regesta 224.
1354, William de Kerdeston knight to William his son and Cecily his wife: Grant of his manor of Hillington (Helgheton by Claxton), with appurtenances in Swanton Novers, etc., except the advowson of Hillington, in tail male; (Norf.). (S) UKNA.
1354, William, Bishop of Norwich to Sir William de Kerdeston, knight: Grant of the manor of Bulcamp: (Suff.). (S) UKNA.
1358, Defeasance by William de Tendryngg (son-in-law) of a bond given by William de Kerdeston for £10 rent from the latter's lands in Norfolk : Norf. (S) UKNA.
8/14/1360, William, knight, of Claxton, Norfolk, died.
1360, William de Bergh, Parson of Cantley to Margaret late the wife of William de Kerdiston, knight: Appointment of and attorney to deliver seisin of the manors of Syderstone and (Bircham) Newton, except the advowson of Newton church, and of the manors of Bulcamp and Henham. Norf. Suff. (S) UKNA.
1/15/1361, Writ for IPM of William de Kerdeston. Norfolk and Suffolk: long before his death he gave the following to William his son and Cecily, his said son’s wife, and their heirs:— Kerdeston and Clakeston. The manors, … [other manors given to others] … He died on the eve of the Assumption last. William de Kerdiston, knight, his son, aged 28 years and more, is his heir. York: Helagh in Ryth in Swaldale. A moiety of the manor, … John de Burghassh, knight, aged 18 years, son of his daughter Maud, is his heir. Lincoln: [several small properties] … He died on 14 August last. William de Kerdeston, knight, his son, aged 26 years and more, is his heir. … Of these John de Burghersh, knight, aged 17 years and more, is heir to the deceased, by reason that Roger de Kerdeston gave to his son William de Kerdeston, now deceased, father of William de Kerdeston that now is, and Margaret daughter of Edmund Bacon … Suffolk: Stratford. The manor, with the advowson … He died on 13 October, 35 Edward III. John de Burghayssh his kinsman, aged 19 years and more, is his heir. William de Kerdeston, his son, had possession of the premises from the time of his death until 10 January last, … (S) CIsPM.
1362, Margaret died.
1362, Grantor: Sir Hamo de Felton, knight, and Margaret his wife. Grantee: Sir William de Kerdeston, knight, son of Sir William de Kerdeston. Subject: Quit-claim of the said Margaret's dower-right in a plot of land in Claxton. (Norf.). (S) UKNA.
11/15/1367, … the said William and Margery and the heirs male of their bodies, with remainders successively to Roger, son of the said William, and the heirs male of his body, William, brother of the said Roger, and the heirs male of his body, and the right heirs of William de Kerdeston. William de Kerdeston, Margery and Roger are dead without heirs male of their bodies, and William brother of Roger entered into the manors and held them …
(S) Gen. & Her. Dic. of Peerages, Burke, 1846, P292.
Children of William and Margaret:
i. Margaret de Kerdeston (2955077), born ~1327 in England.
12/1347, William de Tendring married Margaret de Kerdeston in Tendring Hall, Stoke By Nayland, Suffolk.
ii. Matilda de Kerdeston, born by 1329 in England.
1336, Matilda married to John de Burghersh.
1349, The plague was spreading throughout England.
5/20/1349, Matilda died. (S) 1356, IPM of Edmund Bacoun and Margery his wife. CIsPM, Edward III, File 134.
6/30/1349, John died.
Son: John (b.9/1343, d.by.1362). This John’s daughter Joan de Burghersh married John de Mohun (d.1375), s/o 30422274. Sir John de Mohun & 30422275. Christian de Segrave. [CCRs, 5/14/1362.] [John, born 9/1343, from his proof of age. (S) 1st Ann. Rpt. of Dep. Keeper, 1842, P209.]
1/4/1353, IPM of Edmund Bacon. Norfolk: … He had 2 daughters, Margaret and Margery. From Margaret (5910155), his first-born daughter, whom William de Kerdeston, knight, married, came Maud (Matilda), whom John de Burgherssh married, … (S) CIsPM.
Children of William and Margery:
iii. Roger de Kerdeston, born ? in England.
Roger died young.
iv. William de Kerdeston, born 1332 in England.
By 1354, William married Cecily Brewes.
11/30/1371, Agreement between Sir William de Kerdeston, knight, and Sir John de Burghersshe, knight [s/o half-sister Matilda], … Sir William will sue out … the manors of Ryston and Stratford which were seized after the death of Sir William (5910154), son of Roger de Kerdeston, knight, former tenant … also to have all the manors, lands, rents, advowsons &c. … in the county of Norfolk, and the manors of Bulkamp and Heenham in Suffolk, … and all the lands and tenements &c. in Hunmanby, co. York. … Sir John is to have the manors of Skendelby, co. Lincoln, and Stratford, co. Suffolk, and the advowson of Stratford church; … all lands and tenements in Swoldale, and all actions &c. in the county of Lincoln; … Sir William is to give security that his wife, Dame Cicely, shall not annoy the said Sir John, after the said Sir William's death, by writ of dower touching the manors of Skendelby and Stratford, &c. (S) Ancient Deeds, V3, 1900, D.1093.