Index | The sale of Knelle Manor
Arms: Argent, a cross engrailed gules, crest an unicorn head upon a helmet (church of Fletching) - OR a cross engrailed GU; Crest: a demi lion proper (The British Herald). - The Dallingridge shield was found carved into the beams of Great Dixter in Ewherst (VCH), and also in the North window of Withyam church impaled with Sackville. - In Hertfield, in a vaulted appartment lying beneath a house, was found a shield with the arms of Dallingridge (A Hist. of SSX by Lower).
Sir Edward Dalyngridge was the builder of the beautiful Bodiam Castle in East Sussex. Bodiam manor had already existed at the time of the Conquest and was held as part of Ewhurst of the counts of EU. Domesday Book shows as tenant of the count Osbern FitzHugh. In 1166 it was Roger de Bodiham, whose last male heir was Henry (d. 1287), when the manor was conveyed to Sir Henry Wardieu by marriage. His last heir in turn was John de Wardieu, recorded in 1347, whose daughter and heir Elizabeth, married Sir Edward Dalyngridge (VCH). The Wardieu's also held Hollington manor, which came this way into the Dallingridge family.
The family of Dallingridge originated in Dalyngregg (Dallingridge), situated between East Grinstead and West Hoathley (www.thesussexweald.org.), also called Langeregg (SAC). - The first members of the Dallingridge family so far recorded were:
John Fitz Michael de Langerugge pays one mark for having an assize 1259 (CPR SSX). Thus we can date his father to a birth of about 1200.
Nicholas Langerugge (Langerusse) gave half a mark to the king for a writ 'ad terminum' in Sussex 1257-8 (CFR), and 1259 he pays half a mark for having an assize (CPR p. 335, SSX). He could be the father of
John de Dalyngeregg' who was born c. 1257. However, he seems to be the progenitor of the Langerugge-Langeregg, Langridge branch.
Roger Dalingerig', to whom and to others John de Somerbere owed 40s in 1272 to be levied in Sussex (CCR).
Richard Dalingeregg'. In 1281 the constable of the Tower of London had order to deliver Richard, Robert Camville, Nicholas Malmeins and others, who were imprisoned in the Tower for trespass of venison in the King's park of Windsor, to certain mainpernors (CCR).
- Robert Dalyngregge was a carpenter and citizen of London in 1323 and granted a messuage and a cellar in London to a convent (TNA C 143/420/25).
Matilda de Daelyngreg pays 7s subsidies in Riston/Pevensey in 1296 (Vill' of Sheffield).
- John de Dalyngeregg' pays 2s in Hoathley in 1327
Simon de Langeregg in 1296 paid 1s 1d subsidies in Loffeld, Strete, Lewes Rape, and he or his son
- Simon in 1327 pays tax in West Hoathley, as well as 1s 1d in the vill of Strete.
- Michel Langeregg pays 1s in Hoathley, Lewes Rape, in 1327.
- Walter de Lynderugg' pays 1s 6d in the vill of Strete 1327.
- Ralf de Lynderegg' pays 1s in Strete in 1332.
- Julia de Langeregg' in 1332 pays 1s in Lyndfield, Lewes Rape (all SB), when West Hoathley is not especially mentioned.
- John de Langerugge had land, for which he paid 1s tax in 1327 in Glynde in the Rape of Pevensey.
- Walter de Lyndrigge was appointed dean of the College of Hastings (VCH, V. 2, p. 117).
Stephen de Langerigg' appears in Kent in 1274 as bailiff of Richard de Clifford, escheator (Rot. Hdd, V. 1, p. 232)
- Matthew Langridge and Margaret his wife had a court case for a messuage, land and rent in Lenesham in 1381 (Kent FF). They had deals with the Aucher family of Losenham (see Knelle-Aucher in this web site).
1413 Robert Langeregge of East Grensted and Lindfield (SSX FF). - 1447 Robert Langeregge and Julia his wife a messuage, a toft, a garden, land and wood in West Hoathley (SSX FF).
It is interesting to find that the first names of Roger, Richard, Robert, John, Walter and Matilde appear in Dallingridge descendants.
The history and genealogy of the Dallingridge family is bound tightly to the heirs of Henry de Hertfield, who left as his inheritance four fees lying in Hartfield, Beverington (Bevendean by Lewes), Eastbourne and Alfrichston (Alfriston).
The Hertfield family is represented in Domesday Book 1086 by Walter, once as Walter de Cahagne, who held one hide in Hertevel (Hertfield) of the Earl of Moreton, 3 hides in Beverington (Bevingdean), 2 and a half hides in Essete in Willendon Hundred, 2 hides in Alfriston, half a hide at Sidenor, 1 hide in Codenore in Pevensey Hundred, 3 hides in Esthalle in Eastbourne Hundred, all of the earl of Morton, and another part of Bevendean held of earl William de Warenne with 2 hagae or houses with land and shop in the borough of Lewes, held of him by William de Chenele, who may be the ancestor of the Sussex Knell families. - Another entry tells us that Beverington (Bevendean) and Loverington are held by Walter de Cahanges for 2 hides (DB). It seems that this was the family name and states that the family came from Normandy with the Conqueror. - The 4 knights fees, which Walter held, were still in the hands of his descendants in the 13th C. - The Gulafre family held land in Bevendean and also in Knelle manor as tenants.
Note: Charter by King Edgar for Esthall: Edgar gives Esthalle to the monasterie of Abingdon, consisting of 4 hides. To the east lies Eastbourne at the sea. Witnessed by King Edgar, Dunstan, archbishop, Oxcutel archbishop, 3 bishops, 4 abbots, 5 Dukes and 3 ministers (Hist. of Abingdon V. 1, p. 327). - The Hertfield family, as descendants of Walter de Cahaigne, took their name from their seat at (Hertevel) Hertfield, where a moat can still be seen in the maps.- There was still a Walter de Kaynes in 1256-7, who paid a fine of on mark of gold to have a licence to hunt foxes and other small game in Ashford forest (FFH3).
The Cahagne family held Cahaignes in the arrondissement of les Andelis, in the Vexin, not far from Connelle, which lies a few miles south at the Seine (Aug. Prévost, Hist. de l'Eure). Others say that they came from Cahagnes in Calvados. But they probably owned several places, as Wace in his Chronicle of Normandy tells us that Cahagnes lies in the arrondissement of Vire and that the lords of Cahagnes are among the benefactors of the abbeys of Grestein in Normandy and Lewes in Sussex. The abbey of Grestein was founded in 1130 by Hellouin de Conteville near that place in Grestein, part of his demesne land, to which Hugo de Caheines contributed a tenth of his manor of Wiford and 4a of land in Pevensey, Sussex (Dugdale Monasticon, V. 6, p. 2, p. 1090-1). - William de Cahagnes held land in Northampton in 1086 where he was sheriff between 1070-87) (Regesta V. 1, p. 76).- Members of the family went on to hold land in Normandy, those who had settled in England, at least till 1204, when King John lost Normandy to King Philip August of France. - One of the family possibly gave their name to Horsted Kaynes, which place will be significant later on. Richard de Cahaign appears in 1218, and 1250, William, de Kahan, his son, had differences with Hubert Prior of Lewes abbey in 1202 (SSX FF).
Lecelina de Denton was widow of Richard de Hertfeld in c. 1153. She may have been born about 1100. Richard was possibly son of Walter de Cahannes-Hertfield. With the consent of their son Walter she grants one acre in Eastbourne, and Walter granted the land in Codenore to Lewes Abbey and the monks for a payment of 3s yearly (theweald.org). - Andrew pays scutage for half a fee in Alfriston (carta of Richard de Aguila in 1166-8). - In 1194 and 1201 John de Alfriston acted as attorney for Benedict Fitz Richard (CRR and SSX FF). - In 1201 Hugh de Hertfeld accuses Ralph and William de Pierpoint and others to have broken the King's peace (SSX FF). - 1202 Walter de Alfriston sues Herlewin de Rande for one hide of land in Wington in an assize of mort d' ancestor. Walter gives Helewin 100 s (SSX FF). - In 1194 Hugh de Cahains paus for his land in Bedfordshire and Philip and his wife Herlenga hold land in Wilegh (Bedf. Hist. Soc. V. 7).
Walter de Hertfield is mentioned in Testa Nevil 1210-12, holding a quarter fee in Kent and is maybe the Walter of Alfriston of 1202, who sued for land (SSX FF). - At that date William de Kahains had a quarter fee in Greensted (Red Bk). - In 1219 The sheriff of Sussex hae order to restore to Robert de Pevensey one hide of land with appurtenances in Eastbourne which he had taken away from his father Roger when he was in service of the king in Ireland. This was probablty confiscate land of Walter Hertfield, the king's enemy (CCRlit). - Walter de Alfriston between 1220-30 witnesses a charter by Hodierna de Cobford, widow of Robert de Aliston, to Milo de Maufe (Robertsbridge CH nº 137). - Walter holds half a fee in 1242 (Testa Nevil) - In 1230 we have Walter, parson of Hertfield, son of Richard de Hertfield and Agnes his wife, who grants 5 virgates of land to Roger Spirevigge in Calvitune (Chalvniton) (SAS-RF/12/2), and at a later date 4 virgates to Geoffrey de Sackville there. This Walter had a daughter Beatrice, who as a widow confirms to Andrew de Sackville a tenement, which he held of her in Chalvinton in 1279 (SAS-RF/12/7).
About 1229 Agnes de Montacute had demesne lands in Hertfield and Cuden which she gave to Michaelham Priory (SAC V. 6, p. 135). Agnes was overlord of Hertfield. - In 1236 Gilbert Fitz-Richard - see above - sued William le Rus for 20a of land in Hertfield in an assize of mort d´ancestor. In the same year the abbot of Bayham sued Henry de Hertfield for his service due for his tenement in Eastbourne with appurtenances (SSX FF). - 1249 Richard Hertfield and Agnes his wife sue Humphrey Prior of Tandridge for one carucate of land and a mill in Hertfield. The prior gave Richard 8 marks (SSX FF). - In the same year Roger de Bolbroke sues William de Worth for rendering the service which Henry de Hertfield is asking of William for the free tenement William holds in Hertfield and for which William has been destrained by Henry. But William stands in the middle between Henry and Roger should comply with the service. for attending Henry's court every 3 weeks, which service. William acknowledges that the tenement is the right of Roger, so that Rogers has to render 2s 6d at four terms each to William and his heirs, and William to render his dues to their overlord. Roger reimburses William for the damage caused to him by the destrainment (SSX FF).
In 1237 and 1242 Henry de Hertfield holds 4 knight's fees in Hertfield of the Honour de Aquila of Peter de Sabaudia (Testa Nevil), but by 1230 a part of his holding in Bevendean had gone to Hugh de Folkington (VCH SSX V. 7). - Between 1248 and 1268 Henry is witness to an exchange of land between the Prior of Michelham and the Prior of Lewes (Lewes Chartulary, SAS V. 6, p. 145). - 1260 The King sues Peter de Saboudia for several manors in Greensted, Marsfield, Leyton, Wilindon, Ashdown Forest, Walden castle and the manor of Pevensey, in total 63 military fees in Sussex of the Honours of Aquila and Leicester. Peter is disposed to leave theses holdings to Henry's queen Alianor in case he dies without heirs. The earl of Warenne, Thomas de Aldham, John de la Ware and Olympia his wife, Ralf de Harengod, Henry de Hertfield, Robert de Livet and others put in their claim (all SSX FF). - Henry is still living in 1267, when he and Walter de Hertfield, as well as John Gulafre, receive pardon for their involvement during the time of the disturbances (CCR).
In 1256-7 Walter de Kaynes or Hertfield made a fine with the king of one mark of gold for the liberty to hunt foxes and other small prey (FF H3). - 1257 the King takes the homage of Walter, son and heir of Alice, who was the wife of Philip de Beverington, for all the lands his mother held in chief of the King (CFR p. 256). Therefore this Alice must have been a Hertfield, probably another daughter of Walter. - 1266-7 Thomas de Aldham sues Walter, parson of Hertfield and others for 100 s damages they had caused by entering his properties in Brambeltye and elsewhere during the time of disturbances (1264-5) and the waste they had caused (Abbrev. Plac., pp 162 & 177). 7 Aug. 1281 Lord Walter, rector of Hertfield, witnesses a charter by John son of Laurence de Possingworth to Lord William de Heringaud and Margaret his wife (Robertsbridge CH nº 263). - On 7 Aug. 1281 Walter rector of Hertfield witnesses a charter by John son and heir of Laurence de Posingworth to William Harengod (Rob.br. CH nº 263).
1266 The King takes the homage of Robert Hertfield, son and heir of Robert FitzRoger, for all the land his father Robert had held in chief of the King (CFR Tower, p. 435). - 1276 William de Maufe asks from John de Alfristron a messuage and land in Alfriston (SSX FF). - 1284 William de Hertfield versus Nicholas de Carleton and Lucy his wife regarding premises in Westminster (Ldn & Mddx FF) - The same happens for a messuage in 1293 as in 1284. - In 1303 The abbot and Convent of Reading are requested by the King to turn in William de Hertfield the King's serjeant, who now is old and incapacitated, with his 2 horses and 2 grooms. They are to provide them and report to the King (CCR p. 80).
By the data received since Richard de Hertfield in 1153, who was probably born about 1100, we get almost a complete genealogy. - 1565 a Robert Hartfeld was juror in an inquisition of John Culpepper of Wakehurst at East Grenfield (CIPM).
Henry de Hertfield leaves 4 heiresses, the eldest of which was Matilda de Hertfield-Brom, Joan was married to William de Burgersh, who was restrained for knighthood in 1277-8 (Parl. Writs). Another sister was married to the father of Maurice de Hodleigh, probably John Hodlegh, who had paid 5s 7d in Parrock in 1296, Maurice Hodleigh paid there 1327 and 1332. (In 1236 Agnes had petitioned of Felicia a reasonable part of her inheritance from their father Roger de Hodlegh, probably father of John (SSX FF). This Agnes was probably the wife of Richard de Hertfield above. Felicia seems to be the Felicia de Norhamton, mentioned as heir of Henry (see Bolbroke manor below). - The fourth sister has not yet been definitely identified. It could also be Isabella de Hertfeld, mentioned in a pardon granted to Roger Connegod for the death of Isabella de Hertfeld in 1297 (CPR), or Alice de Esthalle in Opportune in Eastbourne 1296 (SSX SB). It seems that William de Dallingridge married one of her descendants, as his wife is also called Alice, and they held property in Eastbourne. - Robert de Passele, who held one fee from the Hertfield heirs, sues William de Burgersh and Joan his wife for 11 1/2 a of land in Eastbourn in 1285, which could be the 11 acres held by Matide de Brom at her death in 1296 (SSX FF ).
1302-3 Robertus de Brom, heir of Hertfeld, the prior of Michelham, Robert de Yweregge, one of the first of the jurors at the proof of age of Robert de Broms's son John, Walter de la Lynde, Thomas Peverel, enfeoffed by Maud de Brom, and John Radmild have 4 fees in Hertfield, Bevendean, Eastbourne and Alfriston, and half a fee which was of Walter de Alfriston in Alfriston is contained in the four fees once of Henry de Hertfield. - Robert Davy has two fees and a quarter in (Little)Horstrsted) Robert Hamme of Alfriston has 3 parts of a fee in Alfriston and he and others hold a tenement in Eastbourne, which had been of Gilbert le Frank, for a third part of a fee (Inq. & Ass. V. 5).
1316 The Hundred of Hertfield belongs to Margaret the Queen, and the vill of Parrock is held by Robert de Brome, heir of Hertfield, William Dallingridge, William Burgersh and Maurice de Hodleigh (Inq. & Ass. V. 5, p. 139)), clearly the four heirs of Henry de Hertfield by their marriages at that time. - On 5 March 1316 Sir Edmund de Passele, justice, who was married to Maud, held Operton, Esthall and Langport (Kts of K. E I). - In 1324-5 Maurice de Hodleigh and his wife Alice, and William de Burgersh, son of William, and Robert de Passele, son of Robert and brother of Edmund, still held 1 fee each out of the 4 fees of Henry de Hertfield, whereas the two fees which Matilde de Hertfield had held, had been split up and were held by William and John Dallyngridge, Andrew Sackville, Andrew Peverel, John de Brom and Henry de Friston (Inq. & Ass V. 5).
1324-5 - Rape of Pensey: William Burgersh holds 'per legem Anglie' (by his deceased wife) a tenth part of one fee out of the four fees in Hertfeld. Maurice Hodleigh has a fourth part of one fee in Hertfeld out of the four fees. William de Dallyngregge and Alicia his wife have from Alice's inheritance an eleventh part of one fee out of the 4, Andrew Sackville has an 8th part of the four fees, John Dallyngregge a seventh part, Henry de Frynton (or Friston) a 5th part out of on fee of the 4 fees. Rbert de Passele holds one fee in Eastbourne. - Robert Davy holds one and a quarter fee in Horsted, Pischenden, Älfriston, Bethington, and the prior of Lewes 3 parts of that fee in Langeneye, Horsted, which were once of Wlliam Davy who had given it to him, out of the fee of Morton (p. 144-5).
Thesussexweald.org has published a map of Hertfield and Withyham, where Broom freehold and Dallingridge Fields, Mead and Island can be seen, as well as Buckhurst Park, which belonged to the Sackville family by marriage of Jordan de Sackville with Ela, daughter of Ralph de Dene, whose ancestor had held Buckherst in 1086.
Maud or Matilde de Brom-Hertfield, eldest daughter of Henry de Hertfield, died between Christmas and Epiphania 1295-6, writ dated 19 January, holding in Rampton, Cambridge, a messuage and land of Sir Warin de l'Isle in chief, son of Sir Robert, who died 1 Jan. 1285. In Sussex as per inquisition, a messuage, lands and rent and a fourth part of the advowson of the church in Hertfield of the barony of l'Aigle. In Eastbourne 11 acres arable land of the King. In Alfriston and Beverington a knight's fee, in which Thomas Peverel, kt., had been enfeoffed. All held for 2 knight's fees of the fee of Mortain, suit of the King's court, and an equivalent for castle guard at Pevensey, etc. Her heir is Robert de Brom, aged 30 and more (CIPM).
On 19 Jan. 1296 the escheator had order to take into the King's hands the lands late of Maud de Brom, deceased, tenant in chief, and on June 3 Robert de Brom, son and heir of Maud de Brom of Sussex, received the lands late of his mother, having done homage (CCR). He paid 15 marks relief. - Robert's wife was called Johanna in a court case with William, son of William Burgersh, about a messuage and land in Hertfield (SSX FF). Robert had married her at Lewes on 8 April 1296 (SAC) and brought her to Hertfield on Whitsunday, where he held his wedding feast with his friends (see below). Robert died on 12 Jan. 1317-8. His heir is his son John aged 20. Shortly before Robert's death John Fillol had bought from Reiner de Brom, vicar of Hertfield, and from Robert de Brom the advowson each of a fourth part of the church (SSX FF). - Robert may have had a second son Reiner, who was sued in 1317 by John Filliol for one acre in Hertfield and for a quarter part of the advowson of the church. He sells it to John for 10 marks, but Jordan Maurant and Alice and Maurice de Hodleigh put in their claim (SSX FF). The same for Robert de Brom for half an acre and the advowson sold for 10 marks to John Filliol (SSX FF).
To clarify things at little bit more, a word has to be said about the Braham or Brom family, which had their main seats in Suffolk, Norfolk and Bedford, where Mathilde de Brom and Ernulfus de Braham appear in the Liber Niger 1166-8, and in the Red Book later; the same for Hubertus de Brome in Suffolk. 1186 Josceline de Brome was amerced for a desseisin in Norfolk (Farrer). A Robert de Braham is mentioned in Norfolk in 1199, and Eustace de Braham in Suffolk in 1175 (CRR) and 1195 (HD 1538/12 Vol. 12/fol. 164). Eustace had a brother Fulk and a father Theobald (CRR). - Henry de Brom in 1200 acts as attorney for Roger Gulafre in Suffolk (CRR) This is the cousin of William and Richard de Gulafre mentioned in the Knelle genealogy in this web page. - 1204 William de Brom of Norfolk gives the king half a mark of a writ 'ad terminum' (FFH3). - 1199-1200 Alexander son of Emma sues Matilde de Brom in court for a final concord concerning land in Gloucester and Warwickshire. But she does not show up and sends instead her son Ralph (CRR p. 234).
In 1242-3 William de Brome held a quarter fee of the earl in Hopton, Suffolk, maybe son or brother of Roger (FFH3). The three and a half fees held by William Brom were assigned in dower to Isabel, widow of earl Hugh de Albini of Sussex, and next year William's manor of Blo´ Norton went to Hugh's sister and heiress Nicholaa who was married to Roger de Somery. William received respite of knighthood in 1255 and was still living in 1275, when Ralph son of Earl Hugh Bigod and his countess Matilde granted to William the amercements in the soke of Stockton where he held a third part of a fee. - He seems to have had a son and heir Roger, who in 1283 committed trespass at Stoke Ferry in Norfolk, summoned to war in Wales in 1287 (Parl. Writs). In 1302 he held the manor of Broome in Norfolk for half a fee of Roger de Somery and a quarter fee in Blo´Norton. In that year he was witness to a charter by Roger Bigod. He was married to Petronilla, who received dower in 1304, and his heir William was a minor in the ward of the king still in 1316, when Bl´Norton was held in dower by William's mother. Note: The manor of Blo´Norton was in later centuries held by Alice de Belknap, heiress of her brother Edward, who inherited Knelle manor in Sussex.
About.1216 the heirs of Richard de Brom, who had land near Michelgrove, are mentioned in charter nº 119 of the abbey of Robertsbridge in Sussex. - 1222-3 Richard de Broome gives half a mark for having a plea transferred to Westminster (FFH3). - In 1233-4 Agnes, widow of Richard Brom is mentioned in a fine for land in Brome, Mundham and other places in Norfolk (CFR). - In 1220 a certain Alicia, widow of Ralph de Norfolk, sues Henry de Brom for land in Thweit, Norfolk, as her dower and then goes against Richard and Roger de Brome. But Henry calls Robert de Brom of Norfolk for warranty. This Richard has another court case in the same year in Sussex, for which Henry de Brom of Suffolk, his father, is a pledge. The logical conclusion is that the families of Norfolk, Suffolk, Sussex, Surrey, Esses and Kent were all related and must have had a common ancestor ´ (See also below).
In Sussex the family is first represented in the beginning of the 13th C, by Roger de Brom, who is witness to a confirmation charter by William de Albini, third earl of Arundel (d. 1221) returning from the crusade, where he had gone in 1218), concerning the donation of his aunt, Adeliza, countess of Eu, to Robertsbridge Abbey. - 1197 Roger de Brom was summoned by the countess Gundreda Bigod to warrant a charter by his father William in Suffolk. - Roger appers as Roger Braham in the Norfolk feet of fines 1198-1202 as seneschall of earl Roger Bigod and his wife Gundred. - In 1234 Roger held the castle of Buckenham in Norfolk during the minority of Hugh Albini, of the honour of Arundel (Farrer, Honors & Kts Fees). He also held castle Rising, as Hugh, brother of William earl of Arundel, who had died that year, pays 2.500 marks for seisin including Rising castle (CFR Tower, p. 250). - Roger was witness to a charter by John de Northey to Robertsbride abbey (CH nº 4 c. 1180-1200). He was son of William de de Brom (Farrer).
The heirs of Richard de Brom are mentiond in charter nº. 119, Robertsbridge abbey, time King John. 1215-20. Richard de Brom is accused to have intruded into land in Lancing, Sussex, belonging to Ralf Tablell' 1220. It is possible that this Richard was the clerk, who appears as commissioner of the king in 1217-8 (CFR H III). - William of Braham of Suffolk in 1217-8 and Richard de Broome of Norfolk in 1224-5 have court dealings (CFR H III). - In 1241-2 Hugh de Brome pays half a mark for default in Surrey (PR). In 1259 Hugo de Brom pays half a mark for a licence of concord in Surrey (CPR p. 354). - Between 1259 and 1264 Thomas de Brom pays for several writs in Norfolk and Sussex (CFR). He loses against Walter de la Hyde and his wife Joan the manors of Cokham and Stamerham, but receives 40 marks in 1263 (SSX FF). 1258-9 Thomas de Brom pays half a mark for taking an assize of novel disseisen in Sussex (CFR). In 1274 and 1286 Thomas is holding land in Thuet, Norfolk (Rot. Hdd). This is a candidate as husband for Matilde de Brom, whose son was born betweenn 1260-5.
Henry de Brom in 1274 and 1278 holds land in Brom of the Honor of Eye since times not remembered (Rot. Hdd NF & Plac. "quo warranto"). - 1279-80 Henry de la Brom witnesses a charter concerning land in Chartham Parish, Kent (CCA), in which county a Brom manor is still existing, and has land in Norfolk as Henry de Brom. This could also be Matilde de Hertfield's husband. - Adam de Brom at his death in 1296 held a moiety of the manor of Brome in Suffolk (CIPM). - In 1288 Matilde de Brom had had quittance of the sumnmmons for common pleas in Sussex, when she probably was already a widow (CCR). - Adam de Brom in 1317-8 was a known lawyer (SSX FF & Inq. Miscell. V. 2). This Adam, or another one, in 1315 was rector of Hanworth in Middlesex. His carreer led him to the chancellorship of Durham, archdeaconry of Stow, almoner of Edward II, whom he asked to be allowed to found Oriel College at Oxford University, of which he became the first Provost (SSX Worthies, Lower). - The Brom family held land in Sussex and Norfolk of the earls of Arundel (Farrer, Honors & Kts Fees, pp. 124-5).
In 1330-1 Richard de Brom is mentioned as of Sussex. He must have been a clerk, as in 1337 he was sent to the abbot of Ramsey to receive maintenance for life by the King's request (TNA SC 8/136/6724 and CCR). - The arms of the Sussex family were Erm. a chief indented GU, found in St. Dunstan's in London (Coll. Topogrph. & Geneal. V. 4, p. 107) - The arms of Roger de Brom, kt. was AR a chief dancetty GU (St. George). He and his wife Margery were ejected from Roxeth manor in Middlesex on 5 Aug. 1280 for debts with the jews (Kts. of K. E I). - The Braham arms were SA a cross fleury OR. William de Brom of Brome in Norfolk had SA, a cross AR. Those arms show the different branches of the family. - 21 April 1340 Reginald Cobham received with his heirs a grant of special grace of free warren in their demesne lands in Kent, Greensted and Hertfield, Sussex and Lingfield, Surey (CCH V. 4).
Matilde de Daelyngreg
in 1296 paid 7s in Riston or Rushmonden Hundred. - Sheffield; John Hyndale junior 4s 2 1/2d; Robert Daud (Davy) 10s 6d there, and John Hyndale senior 6s 3/4d in the liberty of Leicester. In 1327 his part has gone mainly to John Ratynden by marriage with his daughter Agatha. In 1327 to the Hundred of Riston, Sheffield and Denne (Dane Hill in Horsted Keynes) have been added the villats' of Tarring Nevill, Marsfield and Horsted Kaynes. John Dalingrugg' pays 2s in Marsfield and 2 s in Hoathley; John de Hyndale jr. 1s 4d and Robert Davy 1s 3d; Agnes Davy 4s and Adam Davy 6d. John Davy pays 1s 8 1/2d in Horsted Kaynes. In 1332 Robert Davy pays 3s 6 1/2d in Marsfield (Horsted Parva parish), John Hyndale 2s 3d and John Dallingridge 2s 3d. It seems not to be a coincidence that the latter two pay the same amount (SSX SB). - Matilda may have been married to Roger Dallingreg who is mentioned in 1272 (see above). It would make sense if she were mother of Thomas Dallingridge, whose son was called Roger.
A Simon de Hydenie or Hyndale received 20 acres of land from Gilbert de Aquila, which lay next to his other lands, in 1229 (SSX FF). Geoffrey de Hyndale appears in 1244-5, when Thomas de Chilley gives one mark to have a writ against him (FFH3), 1256-7 John Hindale gives the king one mark for an assize regarding an obstructed path (FFH3). He was married to Emma (1256 SSX FF). - Thomas de Hyndale and William Hamme appear in the Historical Notes of Withiam (pp. 6-7) in 1265, a place situated near Hertfield. Thomas Hyndale may be her father and therefore Thomas her son. This is a conjection regarding the documents cited further below.
The manor of Sheffield had been in the hands of Simon de Montfort, earl of Leicester. After his death in 1265 a summoned jury said that the earl of Warren had this manor seized, as well as the land of John Mucegros in Fletching. The demesne lands of the earl comprised 60 acres in Sheffield, Horsted (Kayes), Hyndale and Charlaxton (SAC V. 6, p. 219, Rebels in SSX) . - John Mucegros held of earl Simon of Leicester one military fee worth 10 lbs in Sheffield, Horsted (Kaynes), and Charlaxton. He died without a male heir so that his sister Agatha inherited, who was married to John de Ratingden, who holds of Thomas earl of Lancaster (1307, March 6, Inq. Misc. p. 546). - Richard Kaynes held of the honour of Leicester two and a half military fees of earl Simon, worth 30 lbs, in Selmstone, Iford and Horsted Kaynes. His heiress is his daughter Joan, who married Roger Lewknor. Their son Thomas succeeded, holding the property in 1307 (same source, p. 546). - see below.
Matilde Dallingridge must have been a widow in 1296 and may have been a Davy or a Hyndale. She was obviously dead before 1327.
John and William Dalyngrigge were present at a wedding in Hartfield in 1296 (Inq. 11, Edw. II). This was the wedding of Robert, son of Matilda de Brom, with Johanna. The wedding feast took place at Whitsunday after they had been married at Lewes some time before (SAC). - John and William, foresters of the king’s Ashdown chase, were accused by Reyner le Brom, parson of the church of Hartfield, of having made waste in the King's chace and destructed wood (TNA SC8/36/1783). On 20 July 1314 and on 6 June commissions of oyer and terminer were issued to William Northo, John de lnsula and others, to hear the complaint of Queen Margaret, that John and William Dalyngrugge, Richard de Hodleigh, John de Hyndedale, Hertfield heirs by their wives, and others had entered her free chase in Ashdown park at Marsfield and her free warrens there and elsewhere, hunted therein without licence, took deer, hares, partridges and pheasants, felled trees and fished in her stews, carrying everything away (CPR). - There had however been a licence to hunt there for one of the Hertfield's (see above). - 1317 Master Jordan Moraunt v. Maurice de Hodlegh, 1acre of land in Hertfield and the advowson of the church (SSX FF). John de Hodlegh had paid 5s 7d for Parrock in Hertfield in 1296 (SB). - Note: In the Middle Ages the Ashdown forest contained many kinds of animals including boars and bears.
In Hertefeld, on 30 April 1318, John and William Dallingridge were jurors to the proof of age of John (b. 1297), son and heir of Robert de Brom (1265-1317-8), son of Matilda de Brom, grandmother of John. The first persons to give proof were Sir John de Hertefeld, vicar of the church of Hertfield, who had been installed as such by the bishop of Chichester in October 1296, John de Dalingrege aged 60 (b. 1257), Robert de Eweregge, aged 60, William de Dallingerege aged 42 (b. 1276), Maurice de Hodleye aged 41 (b. 1277), Gilbert de Boys, aged 43, b. 1275), and many others (CIPM).
- John Dalyngrigge
The discovery that the John, who was with William at the proof of age of John de Brom, was 60 years old in 1317-8 or born in 1257, raises the question whose son he was and his relation to William. This might produce a different Dallingridge genealogy, as there were probably two different John's. In the IPM mentioned all the persons with advanced age are given round figures so that between c. 1257- 8 to 1327 John would have been 70 years old which is possible. In 1317 he would have been about 60 and at that date he was certainly living. This John seems to be the one who paid tax in West Hoathley in 1327, but whether he was still living in 1332 to pay subsidies in Marsfield is questionable.
If we reckon from John's birthdate and from the age of William in 1317, there is a difference of 18 years between John and William. In the proof of age of John de Brom the witnesses were given round dates 50, 60 ,70, 80 which may be approximate. As weddings took place in those times at a very young age of the persons, William might just have been the father of William. But if Maud de Dallingridge was a Hyndale or a Davy, she could also have been William's mother, married for example to Roger Dallingregg.
In 1307 John Dallingrigg petitions John Comme and Maud his wife for 4 acres of land in East Greensted. The property went to John for 40s (SSX FF). - John had licence for the alienation in mortmain of 20 a of land held in chief in Westhamme to the prior and convent of Michelham in 1322-3 (CPR). Therefore it is probable that he paid subsidies in 1327. John may have had another son John.
- William de Dalyngregge (b. 1276, aged 42 in 1318), possibly son of John above, and Alice his wife in 1307 sued John de Dover and Maud his wife for a messuage and 773 acres of land in Hamme by Lewes. They received it for a payment of 30 lbs. (See the coincidence of the date 1307). - In 1310 they had a lawsuit with Walter Aghemund concerning land in Hammes, whereby two thirds went to Walter and the remainder to Agnes, late the wife of Adam de Hammes (FF). - Adam had paid 4s tax in Kingston and Preston in 1296 (SB). - 1317 Master Jordan Maurant sued William and Alice for 2 acres in Hertfield and the advowson of the church, which went to the demandant for a payment of 100 marks (SSX FF). - 1331 Walter Aghemund petitions from William and Alice the land in Hammes, 20 a of land, a messuage, 700 a of pasture and 3 a of meadow, whereby Walter receives two thirds of the messuage with reversion of the remaining third (SSX FF). A Ralf de Aghemond had paid tax in Southborough in 1327. - Was Alice daughter of Adam de Hammes and Agnes, or of Agnes only, regarding the one third of the inheritance? Or was Agnes a Hertfield,
It seems that Alice was a de Hammes. William de Hamme was married to Joan, daughter of Henry de Hertfield. - Hamon de Hamme and Emma his wife were sued in 1229 by Philip Gernun for 2 messuages and twenty and a half acres of land in the suburb of Chichester, which they received for a payment of 35 marks to Philip (SSX FF). - William and Alice held land in Chichester Rape. - A Richard de Hamme pays 1 lbs 1s in Willindon in 1296 and 5s 9 3/4d in Birchden in the Hundred of Hertfield. Willam de Hyndale paid 9 s 2 1/4d, Robert Davy 2s 21/4d (SB). The vill of Parrock in Hertfield Hundred is held by Robert de Brom, William Dallingridge, William Burgersh and Maurice de Hodlegh in 1316 (Inq. & Ass.).
1322 Robert de Brom, son of Matilda de Brom, William Dalynegregg and Alice his wife and others hold one fee each in Chichester Rape and Arundel rape of the Honour of Aquila. They also had two fees in Hertfield and (East)Bourne, which once were of Henry de Hertefeld. - Sir Edmund de Passele, justice, married to Maud, held 2 fees in Eastbourne of Robert de Bryan, and William Dalingregge and Alicia his wife, out of the inheritance of Henry de Hertfield (Feudal Aids), one of which was Easthalle (SB). He held also Langport and Oportune (Kts of E I). - In 1324-5 William and Alicia held one and a half fees of the honour of Leicestre and an eleventh part of a fee in Hertfield out of a total of 4 fees as of Alice's inheritance. William pays 2s in the Villat de la Parrok' in 1332, which he had held earlier (SSX SB and Inq. & Ass.), but in 1327 he does not appear, whereas John de Passele pays 2s 6d there. - In 1296 John de Hyndale had held land in the Liberty of Leicestre paying 6s 3/4d, which seem to have gone partly to John de Ratynden, as did Matilde de Dalingreg's part (SSX SB).
- Thomas (living 1340 but was dead by 1348) and his son Roger (d. 1379-80), assumed son of Matilde Dallingridge and Roger de Dallingridge as above mentioned
The manor of Ratingdean ) lay in the parishes of Brighton and Preston, held of the Barony of Lewes for one military fee. - On 15 May 1256 Walter de Ratinden owes 20 marks for the debts of his brother William whose heir he is (CPR). - In 1296 John de Ratynden paid 2s 7d subsidies in Riston (Sheffield manor), 6s 8d in 1327 and 5s in 1332. Thomas atte Knolle paid 1s there in 1332 (In 1412 a Thomas Knolles sued Roger Gofayre and Alice his wife for land etc. in Eastburne (SSX FF). - 18 June 1266 John de Mucegros, son of Robert, held land in Sipfield in Sussex and other properties in Cambridge and Nottinghamshire at his death. - Between 1265-72 John earl of Warenn seised the manor of Sheffield which belonged to Simon de Montfor by Wichard de Wallsbury and Sago de Roseta, as well as the land of John de Mucegros in Fletching (Inq. Misc. V. 1). - John Mucegros left a son John and 2 sisters, Alice and Agatha as his heirs (CIPM). Alice rendered homage to the King in 1266 for her part of inheritance. The escheator to divide the property with her younger sister (FFH3), as their brother had died SP. - Agatha married Sir Walter Ratynden, kt., who had succeeded his brother William c.1256, and held one fee in Sussex in 1278, when he was distrained for knighthood. He acts as attorney for his son John Mucegros, kt, who had the arms AZ a les meriles AR (Parl. R.) - (see also the comments under Mathilde Dallingridge above). - Inq. of 6 March 1307 John de Mucegros held one fee worth 10 lbs at Sheffield, Horsted, Hyndale and Charlaxton in Sussex of the earl of Leicester.
John de Ratingden is heir of Agatha's sister Alice, who was heiress of her brother John de Mucegros, who had died SP, and therefore inherited the Mucegros lands in Cambridge, Essex and Northampton (Inq. Alice). John Ratynden has livery of those lands on 27 Feb. 1305. He held further one fee worth 10 lbs in Sheffield, Little Horsted, Hyndale an Charlaxston. - John went with Hugh Dispenser to war in Scotland and Spain and made a pilgrimage to Santiago on 22 Feb. 1317. - . - John was living 1326, when he had a commission to array 20 men at arms, 1500 foot soldiers and 400 archers (Kts of E I). - Note: Alice de Mucegros was daughter and heir of Sir Robert de Mucegros. She married Warin de L'Isle, son of Sir Robert de L'Isle or Rougemont. Their son Robert succeeded. Warin died 1298 (Compl. Peer. V. 5, p. 1129). Mathilde de Hertfield-Brom had held land of Warin de Lisle at her death in 1296. This looks like a connection between Mathilde and Alice. - The arms of Ratynden were AZ a martlet AR. - Robert Mucegros had the arms OR a lion rampant GU (D 187).
The Mucegros family originated in Normandy, at Mucegros, a place in the arrondissment Andelis, canton Fleuri-sur-Andelle in the Norman Vexin, a few km north of Connelle. The family is mentioned by Orderic Vitalis. ca. 1050. Roger Musegros witnesses a charter by the Duke of Normandy, and another one by Ralph de Conches or Tosny to the Abbey of St. Evroult (Ord. Vit.). In 1080 he is witness to a charter by Ralf son of Roger de Tosny of Conche in Eure to the abbey of St. Evroult (Docs FR p. 219). - 1085 the Lordships of Amécourt and St.-Denis-le-Ferment were of John Mucegros and William de l'Isle (Statistique-Hist. of Gisors, Eure by Champillon) There we have agian a connection of Mucegros and de L'Isle. -. Matthew de Mucegros was owner of St.-Denis-le-Ferment in the 12th C and witness to a charter to the abbey of Mortimer (Prévost V. 2, p 429). - Roger de Mucegros mentioned before was tenant in chief in 1086 in England. - The family held land in diverse English counties but also in Hertfield: In 1247 William FitzRichard de Muscegros and Lucy his wife sue Herbert de Boarhunt and Matilde his wife for 103 acres in Hertfield and Withiam, which Lucy has of the gift of Herbert and Mathilde, given in marriage. It shall be theirs and their heirs of their bodies for a payment of 17d at Michaelmas, and they give a sore falcon. In 1251 Robert FitzRichard de Mucegros sues Hugh de la Bruere for half an acre of land in Hertfield, which went to Hugh for 40 marks and yearly payments of 5s (SSX FF).
Note: The History and Antiques of Northampton V. 1 by Baker gives the following descent: Ugh de Dives married Helewise. Their son William married Matilde de Waterville daughter of .... and Asceline siter of William Peverel. Their eldest son Hugh de Dives held 1210 seven and a half fees in Northampton of the honour of Leicester (Bk. of Fees). He left 3 daughters Matilde married Saher de St. anddrews, Alice married Richard Mucegros and Asceline Sir Simon Mucegros of haddon (d. 1227-8). They were heirs of their grandmaother, Hugh's mother in 1227-8. - Simon Mucegros had a son John, daughter Alice married Ralph Dyve, and Agatha Walter Ratinden, and secondly Hugh Hempston. This is our Agatha above. - 1228 The sheriff of Sussex has mandate to give seisin to Saher de St. Andrea and his wife Matilde de Dina (Diva), what she has in dower by William de Dina her first husband. Richard Mucegros and Alice his wife, and Simon de Mucegros and Asceline his wife, as Matilda, Alice and Asceline are direct heirs of William de Dina (CCR).
In 1317-8 John de Ratenden and Agatha, daughter of John de Hyndale, sued Nicholas de la Heuse (Hussey?) of Fletching by William le Bretun, guardian of Agatha, for a messuage, 100 a of land, 9 a of meadow, 10 a of wood in Hurstpierpoint and Wilmundsworth. It went to John and Agatha and heirs of the body of Agatha, with contingent remainders to right heirs of John (SSX FF) - That year John Ratynden had settled his properties in Brighton and Preston on himself, with remainder to his daughters Alice, Maud and Agatha, and John, son of John de Hyndale (VCH V. 7). 1317-8 John and Agatha, daughter of John de Hyndale (by William le Bretun, guardian of Agatha), sued Nicholas Hussey of Fletching for a messuage, 100 a of land, 9 a of meadow, 10 a of wood in Hurstpierpoint and Wilmundsworth. John and Agatha obtained it for themselves and the heirs of their bodies with contingent remainder to right heirs of John (SSX FF nº 1503, p. 36). - 1318 Gilbert de Boys sues John de Ratynden and Alice and Maud, daughters of John, for a messuage and land in Bishhopspreston and Britelmeston. It went to John with remainder to Alice and heirs of her body, with contingent remainders in succession to Maud, Agatha, her sisters, and John, son of John de Hyndale, contingent reversion to right heirs of John de Ratendene (SSX FF). - John de Ratynden, father or son in 1327 paid 3s and half a pence subsidies for holdings in Preston and Hoo.
1327 John (son of John and Agatha) de Ratynden and Joan his wife (by William de Lychpole) sue William de Harling, vicar of Framfield, and William Hamelyn, vicar of Fletching, for a messuage and one carucate of land in Fletching. It went to John and Joan and heirs male of their bodies with contingent remainder to Maud de Ratynden and heirs of her body, or right heirs of John (Maud was his sister) (SSX FF nº 1681, p. 62). - 1330 Johannes Ratenden and Roger St. Andrew hold one fee in Sheffeld of the Honour of Leicestre. John had further Parva Horsted (Little Horsted, see Davy) and Rotherfield as military fees and one fee at Hyndedale of the Honour of Leicestre (Feudal Aids). Note: Carlaxton seems to have gone elsewhere.
In 1339 John Lewknor of London, Thomas Dallyngrigge, William le Faukoner and John de Hyndale acknowledge that they owe to John Turveye 40 lbs to be levied in Sussex (CCR). - 1340 John de Radyndene, kt, and Joan his wife v. John Davy, rector of the church of Little Horsted, and Thomas Dalyngeregge concerning the manor of Shiffeld. John and Joan are allowed to hold it for life with remainder to
- Roger de Dalyngeregge and Alice his wife, (sister of John Ratynden), and the heirs of the body of Alice, contingent remainder to right heirs of John de Radyndene. This seems to be a marriage settlement. - 1343 Bartholomew de Burgersh the elder, kt., pleads against John Badesele and Eleanor his wife for lands and rent in Horne and Lynggefeld in Surrey, and other rents in Covelyngley, Mesewell and Feldebrigge in Sussex with homage and services of Roger Dalyngruge. - [Bartholomew (d.1355) was son of Stephen and grandson of Robert de Burgersh, Baron Burgersh, who d. 1305 (Compl. Peerage)] - On 10 Nov. 1348 Roger Dallingridge witnessed a lease by Sir Thomas Wale to Sir Michael de Poynings of the manor of Perchings with appurtenances (PRO BAT/1025). - 1354-5 John Davy sues Hugh the priest of the chapel of Marsfield and Thomas Laundesdale for the manor of Little Horsted including the homage and services of Roger son of Thomas Dalyngerugge (all SSX FF). - It seems that the genealogical connection between the Hyndale, Davy and Dallingridge families has become clear now in the cases of William and Roger Dallingridge.
The manor of Radingdean near Brighton in the Barony of Lewes (VCH V. 7): "William de Ratenden was succeeded (1256 CFR) by his brother Walter, who had to pay 20 marks for his father's debts). He married Agatha, sister of John de Mucegros and heiress to Alice de Mucegros. Alice had held land in Fletching, see above ( Kts. of E I p. 114). Their son John Ratenden died before 1356, and the manor passed to his eldest daughter Alice, wife of Roger, son of Thomas Dalyngrigge. Alice died 1362 (The Hyndale marriage and the following to Joan omitted, see below). - (In 1241-2 Thomas, son of William de Ratynden, had to pay a fine of 20s (PR). - 1348 Inquisition post mortem of William atte Solers of East Grinsted, writ dated 2 April 22 E III (1348). - Sussex: Fletching - Certain tenements held of Roger de Dalyngrugge by knight service (CIPM). That means that John de Ratynden had died shortly before that date.
In 1258 William Davy witnesses a charter by William Maufe to the Abbey of Robertsbridge (CH nº 212). - In 1295 another William held the manor of Little Horsted or Horsted Parva of the honor of Pevensey. 1302-3 Robert Davy, his son, had 2 fees in Horsted Keynes (Inq. & Ass.), and in 1324-5 held 1 1/4 fee of the fee of Morton in Horsted, Picheden, Alfriston and Bevendean (Inq. & Ass). - The combination of Hyndale and Davy again may suggest that Matilde de Dallingridge was the mother of Thomas and William Dallingridge.
Note: John de Ratynden, father and son, are mentioned in the Calender of Patent Rolls between 1296 and 1343. - In 1296 John the father paid 4s 2 1/2d in Riston (Sheffield, SB). - In 1302-3 John and Alice de Mucegros (his mother) have 3 fees in Sussex (Inq. & Ass.) - John paid 2s 9d for Radyngden as well as another 6s 8d for another manor in 1327, 5s for land in Shiffeld (Sheffield) in Pevensey in 1332, and 9s 6d for Preston and Hoo in the rape of Lewes (SB). - John Mucegros held of the earl of Leicester 1 knight's fee in Sheffield, Little Horsted, Hyndale and Charlaxton, SSX, which was inherited by Agatha, his sister, John de Ratynden's mother. - John Radington, the grandson, was married to Joan Lewknor, daughter of Sir Thomas. John died 14 March 1375 (See Lewknor genealogy). - He sealed in 1375 with a chevron engrailed between 3 foxes couchant between 4 sprigs (Birch nº 12,899). - The manor of Raddingdean remained in the Dallingridge family till Richard Dallyngrigge (d. 1471 bequeathed it to Sir Roger Lewknor, son of his sister Philippa.
A pedigree published in 'Bodiam and its Lords' by Anthony Lower (SAC) showes Roger married to Alice Rattynden, widow of Thomas Seymour. Thomas de Seymour or de Sancto Mauro, kt., died seised of properties in Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Sussex and Wiltshire 1358 (IPM TNA C 135/140/4 & CIPM). - Writ 13 July 1358, inquisition 3 September. Thomas de St. Maur held by gift of Warin de St. Maur to Laurence de St. Maur, deceased, as per a fine of October 1329 the manor of Eton, Wiltshire, 3 messuages with appurtenances and rent in Irtlingburgh and a quarter of the manor of Thingden in Northampton by gift of Thomas Warin (Wilts. FF). Further in Nottingham a chief messuage with appurtenances held of Henry Duke of Lancaster of the honour of Leicester. His heir is John Worthy aged 19, his nephew (CIPM 10, writ 10 Nov). The Sussex properties consisted in a quarter part of Fletching manor, Charlaxton in Heighton with 40 acres held of the castle of Pevensey. - On 1 June 13, Writ 10 November 1358, inquisition at Fletching, Sussex, on 29 January 1359. A messuage and lands held of Henry earl of Lancaster. Land in Hegton, Charlaxton, part of Fletching. - Writ 13 July 1358, Iinquisition 28 July in Wiltshire. A messuage with land in Polton. In Chelsworth a messuage and land held of Edward prince of Wales, in Bedwyn a water mill., held of Ralph earl of Stafford of his manor of Wexcombe. Knoll, part of John Cobham´s manors of Chisbury.The manor of Eaton with the advowson of the church held of Edward Despenser's manor of Fairfond). - His arms were AR 3 chevrons GU, a lable Vert (Coll. Topogr. & Geneal. V. 4, p. 393).
Ellen, late the wife of Nicholas de Sancto Mauro, received her dower in 1317, her son Thomas, a minor was aged 12 years 3 months on February of that year (CFR). - Eleanor was the second wife, daughter and coheir of Alan Lord Zouche of Ashby, Leicester, and Eleanor, daughter of Nicolas de Segrave, Baron Lord St. Maur. He died 1316-7 holding land in Somerset, Dorset, Wiltshire, Essex and elsewhere. The Zouche arms were GU a fess ermine or GU besanty OR. Elen was not the mother of Thomas, but son of Nicholas's first wife Eva de Meysey, who brought him Eton Meysey in Wiltshire and Hampton Maysey in Gloucester (Compl. Peerage V. 7). The arms of St. Maur or Seymour were AR, 2 chevrons GU, a label Vert or Ermin. 2 chevrons GU a label AZ or Vert, on each point a fleur de lis (Charles).
1359 John Estbury, escheator of Wiltshire, to assign dower to Alice late the wife of Thomas de St. Maure (Seymour), tenant in chief. His heir is John (Worth, son of his sister Beatrice - IPM) who is to be ward of Isabel, the King's daughter, during his minority. The family held 4 manors in Wiltshire and land in four others. Alice had to swear that she would not marry without the King's licence. The same writs went to the escheators of Nottingham and Sussex (CCR). - In Nottingham and Northamptonshire there were only lands (CIPM).
I doubt that this Alice was a Ratynden! - The only solution may be that John de Ratyngden and Joan his wife had also a daughter Alice who was married to Thomas de Seymour, this because Charlaxton and a part of Fletching was Alice's dowry. But that would mean that Roger married secondly the niece of his first wife.
Thomas descended of Lawrence de St. Maur, kt. son of Nicholas de St. Maur (dead 28 Feb. 1297). He went to crusade 25 May 1270 with Prince Edward and accompanied him later to Navarra. Later he went on pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela. His arms were ERM 2 chevrons GU a label AZ (St. George Roll). - Laurence married Sibille, coheiress of Hugh de Morwick, her father. At his death Sibille holds half a fee in Wiltshire, half a fee in Bedfordshire and land in Fletching, East Firle SSX, and land in Northumberland, the latter was her inheritance from her father (Kts of E1, V. 4, pp. 187-8), clearly the inheritance of Thomas de St. Maur, Alice's first husband, respectively of John Worth. As Alice received her dower in 1359 and had to ask for a licence to marry once more, the second marriage must have taken place at a later date, let us say about 1360. - To this we might add that William de Worth had formerly held a tenement of Henry de Hertfield in Hertfield and later Bolingbroke manor.
The Close Rolls of 1362 mention Roger Dallingridge and Alice being granted two parts of Sheffield manor with the view and frankpledge of la Denne (Dane Hill), and in 1364 all his lands in Fletching, Marsfeld and Horsted Keynes, by John Worth, cousin and heir of Thomas Seymor, as well as his part in the manor of Sheffield. - John Worth gives a letter of attorney to Richard de Pecheham and Robert Batesford, chaplain, to deliver to Roger Dalyngrogge and Alice his wife seisin of two thirds of the manor of Shiffeld Semmor (Seymour) and other lands in Sussex. Alice holds in dower as former wife of Thomas Seymour a third part of Sheffield with reversion to John, as well as the frankpledge of la Denne and other lands. For that Alice is to render yearly 5 marks to John at Fletching (CCR). - CIPM V. 11 of Henry Duke of Lancaster 1361: Sussex: Scheffield, Little Horsted, Hyndale and Charlaston. One fee and a half held by Roger de Delyngrigge (This was the Mucegros-Ratynden inheritance). - Sheffield, East Grinested, Hertfield - a fourth part of a knight's fee held by the heir of Thomas de St. Maure (Seymour), a minor in the King's ward (obviously John Worth). - Roger and Alice made Fletching their seat. This imakes it more probable that it was their effigies conserved in Fletching church and not Walter de Dallingridge's and his wife.
1374 Quitclaim with warranty by John Worthe, kt., to Roger Dalyngregge of all the lands etc. in Fletching, Maresfield, Horsted Kaynes and elsewhere in Surrey and Sussex. One of the witnesses is Thomas Lewknor (CCR). Note: Roger Lewknor had married Joan, the daughter and heiress of Richard de Kaynes of Horsted Keynes. - The same year Roger Dallingridge received free warren in his manor of Sheffield (Seymour). He is recorded as feoffee of Thomas lord Poynings in the latter's will of 28th Oct.1374 and named one of his executors (CCR). That year he requested an 'Inspeximus' and confirmation as kinsman and heir of John de Ratynden of a charter of warren, dated 25 Nov. 32 Edw. I (1304-5) on behalf of John (CPR).
John de Worthe, son and heir of William de Worthe and Beatrix Seymour), deceased, proved his age at Lewes in Easter week of 1377. He had been born in Little Horsted. Subsequently he married Blanche de Mowbray, widow of Thomas Poynings, kt, (d. SP 1375), son of Michael Lord Poynings and Joan, widow of Sir John Moleyns (Compl. Peer. V. 6, p. 299). At his death John held the manor of Nuthall in Wrantham and Wakeley of the honour of Lewes (SAC). Blanche died before 15 May 1409. At that date he inquisition took place at Hailsham. Whe held the manor of Perching for life, granted to her by Roger de Dallingridge and William de Ellington, kt., a third part of the manor of West Dene, held of Thomas Sackville, as other property held in dower in Sussex and other counties.
John Brook in 1377 claims from Stephen Mory and Agnes his wife rent in Hertfield in Sussex with homages and services of Roger Dalyngerugge and others and gets it (SSX FF). - That year Roger and Alice his wife receive Burleigh manor in the Parish of Charing in Kent from Edward Dalyngrygge (Hasted). - Richard, son of John Dymok, sold land in the manor of Cheale in Ditchling near Lewes to Roger Dalyngrigge in 1375, in 1377 Roger had a law suit about that manor.
In 1428 the heirs of Roger Dalyngregge hold a quarter of a military fee in Radyngton (Feudal Aids).
Roger's private affairs and as witness
1348 William atte Solers of East Grensted held certain tenements of Roger de Dalyngrugge by knight's service (CIPM), another proof that John de Ratynden had died shortly before that date. - In 1358 Margaret, widow of Thomas Shepton, granted to Roger Dalyngeregge rent out of 'Pedelyngwerthe' in Ditching with wardship, marriage, reliefs etc. given at Fletching. - Roger in 1362 owes 20 marks to Queen Philippa (CCR). - Charter of Hugh Craon of Winchester to Sir Nicholas de Louvain 1365 and charter of Richard de Burstow to Sir Nicholas de Louvain, kt., - the manor of Burstow and land there and other places in Surrey and Sussex, Roger is witness. - In 1366 John Wardieu of Sywell made a recognissance to Roger for 1000 lbs to be levied in default of paymet of his lands and chattels CCR). This year sees Roger as one of the persons to be enfeoffed by Richard earl of Arundel and Surrey with John (of Gaunt), Duke of Lancaster, Humphrey de Bohun, earl of Hereford and many others, of the holdings of Richard in Surrey, including the castle of Reygate, the castle and town of Lewes and other manors and places in Sussex. Consequently the feoffees granted those properties back to the earl, his wife and children (CPR).
Roger and Richard Maybank were executors of Dame Joan Cobham's will (Wykham's Reg.) - 13 Aug. 1369 Will of Joan Lady Cobham of Sterborough, née Berkley. She bequeathes to Roger Dalyngregg 20 lbs sterling (Surrey Arch. Coll.) Joan held 2acres of land in Hertfield of Roger (CIPM V.12). Joan was widow of Reynold de Cobham who had died of the plage c. 1360). - One and a half knight's fees were held by Roger Dallingridge and his lady worth 8s 3d (CIPM).
Roger's official life
In 1336 Roger had served with Poynings in the earl of Cornwall's retinue in Scotland, and afterwards he was with Poyning's nephew in 1339 (TNA E 101-19/36). Roger witnesses a lease in Poynings on 10 Nov 1348 with Thomas Passele and others (BAT/1025).
Roger took part in the Battle of Crécy and the siege of Calais in 1346-7 in the retinue of Michael Poynings, from the King's passage till his return to England. - In 1351 he was one of the persons appointed by the King to take care of the kingdom during his absence, together with Thomas de Brewose, John de Bohun of Midhurst, Thomas Camoys, Andrew Peverel, Henry Tregoz, Henry Hussey, Robert Halsham, Walter Culpepper and John Bedgeberry (SAC ). - On 25 August 1352 Thomas de Wingfieldm, Roger Dallingridge and Adam Joselin to inquire why John Tricontras began a trial in the Roman court at Avignon citing Roger Lewknor and many others to appear there for braking his doors at Horsted Kaynes and taking his goods away. They were then officially cited to appear by Robert de Berwick, public notary and others (Inq. Misc. Vo. 3 p.39). - Roger became sheriff of Chichester. In 1377 Roger was appointed escheator in Surrey and Sussex (CFR). - Roger was summoned to Parliament in January 1376-7 for Sussex county (SAC). He and John Seyntclere received wages for 37 days session at Parliament. - At some time he was steward of the dowager countess of Warenne.
1362 Appointment for one year to hire workmen for mending the aling of Ashdown forest for Queen Philippa. - 1363-7 John Duke of Lancaster, Humphrey de Bohun, earl of Hereford, cousin of the King, John Botiller, Roger de Dalyngrugge and others v. Richard earl of Arundel and Surrey - Castles of Lewes, Dynasbran and Leonis and estates in Wales, as well as his holdings in Sussex. The King ordered that those properties were to be delivered to the demandants for 1000 lbs. - 1366 licence for Richard earl of Arundel to enfeoff Humphrey de Bohun, John, Duke of Lancaster, Roger Dallingridge and others of the castle and town of Reigate and other manors and rents as well as Guildford and Southwerk, all in Surrey. Further the castle and town of Lewes and diverse manors in Sussex, the castles of Dynasborn and Holt and lands in Wales. - 1367 John Duke of Lancaster, Humphrey de Bohun, John Botiller, Roger de Dalyngrugge and many others sued Richard earl of Arundel and Surrey for property in Reygate, Dorking and Bechesworth. - 1369 Roger had to inquire about a broken dyke in 'Cokemareshaven, Sussex with his fellows.
1370 – Roger and others to take as many armed men and archers in the counties of Kent, Surrey and Sussex as shall be necessary for the safe return of the ships, which the king wishes to send for the passage of Robert Knolles and others. -William de Latymer, steward of the household, John Waleys and Roger Dallyngrugg were commissioners in the county of Surrey. The same year commission to Roger Dalyngrugge, John de Burgh a.o. to find by inquisition of the county of Sussex, who are bound to cleanse the Dyke built across the port called “Cokemarshaven”. - 1371 The King orders William Neudegate, sheriff of Sussex, Roger Dalynrugge and others to buy corn for furnishing the town of Calais and 500 quarters of wheat in Sussex for the King's use (CCR).- John Mowbray, Roger de Elinrugge and others have order to sit as justices at the suit of John Lewknor for alleged tresspass (CCR). - In 1372 Roger was one of the collectors of subsidies with William de Batesford and others in Sussex (CFR).
1375 Roger appears with Richard earl of Arundel and Surrey, Thomas Poynings, Robert Belknap, Edward St. John, John de Waleys, William de Cobham and others in Sussex, as commissioner of peace, and again with Robert Belknap, William de Batesford and others (CPR). 1376 A commission in the county of Sussex under Richard, earl of Arundel and fellow judges such as Robert Bealknap, William Batesford and others. - 1377 Commission of oyer and terminer to Roger Dalyngregge, Robert Bealknap, Roger Ashburnham to enquire into a complaint by Richard earl of Arundel that evildoers (named) had hunted in his free chaces and warren (places named) and carried away deer etc. and assaulted his servants.
Thomas Illeston, escheator in Sussex and Kent, in 1376 was ordered to keep the manor of Walderne in the King's hand due to the death of Thomas Poynings, tenant in chief. Further nine manors in Sussex and one in Kent are mentioned, noting that Thomas Poynings had given them to Roger Dalyngrygge and other executors of his will for life and the life of Blanche, widow of Thomas (CCR). Blanche, who married afterwards John de Worth (see above).
1383 - Pardon for Stephen Swift of Egerton for not appearing before Roger Ashburnham and Roger Dallingridge. Roger had been dead at that date for a few years, as his heir had been mainly Sir Edward Dallingridge in 1379.
Alesia seems to have survived him according to a latin document dated 28 April 1380, when Robert de l'Isle, a younger son of Warine Fitz-Gerold, who had the reversion of the manor of Heyford-Warine in Oxford, sold this property to William de Wykham, bishop of Winchester, paying 500 lbs for the reversion and for rent and services in Bereford-Oloff, which Lady Alicia, who was the wife of Thomas Seymour, kt., holds for her life. - This fine was levied in the King's court under Robert Belknap and his fellow justices (Paroquial Ant. of Buck., V. 2). - Alice or Alesia had Ratyngton manor for dower in 1401, the year she died. Roger's heir was Edward Dallingridge who died SP, so that after Alices' death Ratynden went to William Dallingridge, elder son of Walter Dallingridge, cousin of Edward. William died also SP when his brother Richard inherited, who died 1470, whose heir in turn was Roger Lewknor, son and heir of Sir Thomas Lewknor and Philippa, sister of William and Richard (VCH V. 7). - The heirs of Roger hold a quarter fee in Radington in 1428 (SB).
As per the Pedigrees from Plea Rolls Joan, daughter of Roger Dallingridge and Alesia, was married to John Dautrey. Andrew their son recovered the manor of Shelve in Kent, which Edward Dallingridge, kt., and others had granted to Roger Dallingridge and Alesia his wife. - Thomas de Alta Ripa or Dautrey in 1362 held half a knight's fee in Fletching of Henry Duke of Lancaster at his death (CIPM V. 11, p. 109).
- Andrew their son in 1439 sued John, Earl of Huntingdon, and Beatrice his wife for the manor of Aldesworth, which Richard de la Roche had given to John Dautrey and Cecily his wife and heirs of their bodies.
The Dawtrey's of Sussex had for their arms AR, three lozenges (Banners Displayed). AZ 5 fusils, which look like lozenges, in fess AR, Crest: A unicorn, passant, AR (SSX Genealogies). - As per that source the original name of the Dautre's or Dawtry's was the latinized Alta Ripa, or in the French form Hauterive. Their ancestor was Robert de Alta Ripa, whose son William de Alta Ripa was called d'Dawtry. Robert witnessed a charter by Joscelin, brother of of Queen Adeliza (d. 1154), and another one by him and son William. William founded an Augustinian Priory at Hardham, which he had bought, lying in the honour of Petworth (Josceline's with 22 fees). His son William (d. 1246), had custody of Arundel castle during the minority of Hugh, earl of Arundel. His son was Andrew, then from son to son: Thomas, John, John would be the one married to the Cecily above, son John married Joan Dallingridge, Andrew married Alice Mill. They had 2 sons, Sir John of Southampton married Joan Scardeville, who had a daughter Ann, married to Sir John Ernely; second son Edmund was of Petworth and married Isabel, daughter of Sir Thomas Wood, and heir to her uncle John Wood, Treasurer of England under Richard III. This, if I do interprete the Sussex genealogy right, as there are not any dates given.
That there were two branches of Dallingridge's is supported by the author of the article 'Monumental brasses of Sussex' (SAC V.2 pp. 309-10).
He is describing the brass found in Fletching church, which he thinks is probable of Walter de Dallingridge and his wife. It was thought to date from about 1395. Walter was living in 1398. Edward died in 1394, but was buried in Robertsbridge abbey, where his effigy has been found. The author thinks that the judge was Roger, the son of John Dallingridge and John de la Lynde, being of a younger Dallingridge line, Walter holding Sheffield in Fletching of the Honour of Leicester - clearly the legate of John de Ratynden to Roger son of Thomas - and had a dispute with Robert Tyrwhitt (see Oxenbridge genealogy) in 1394 concerning West Hoathly. Another matter to consider! Walter's wife died 1419-20. - In 'Bodiham and its Lords', also SAC, there is a sketch of a genealogy, where Roger the judge is shown as of another line than the one of Roger son of John (d. 1335), and this is what I believe.
Roger Dalingerig' to whom John de Somerbere owed 40 s in 1272 (CCR). - It is generally assumed to be the father of - see also William Dallingridge above.
- John de Dallingrigg (d.1335-6), who married Joan de la Lynde, daughter of John de la Lynd's (d.1272) son and heir Walter, a banneret, who in 1296 paid 10s 4 1/4d for his land in Folkynesherst (Falkenhurst) in Pevensey. Bolbroke manor, was Joan's marriage portion.This implies that the marriage took place after that date. In John's IPM, grandfather of Joan, it says that Bolbroke was held in chief of William de Worth by service of 10s, and the foreign land was held of William Wastel, the heirs of Henry de Hertfeld, Maud de Balvetye, and Felicia de Norhamton, by service of 11s 4 1/2 d. John's heir is Walter de la Lynde, aged 27 and a knight (CIPM). - In 1249 the manor had been in the hands of Roger de Bolbroke, who held of another William de Worth, the overlord of both being Henry de Hertfield, to whose court they had to do suit every three weeks (SSX FF).
John Dalingregge and Joan his wife in 1310 sue Walter de la Lynde and Isabel his wife for land and rent in Hertfield and Wythiam. They received it for a paynment of 100 lbs (SSX FF). John appears in a commission 'de walliis et fossatis' with Henry Beaufiz and Andrew Peverel for the part of Pevensey and Hastings in Sussex in 1319, and with John Filliol, W. de Robertsbridge in 1325 (CPR). - In 1330 John and Joan sued Walter de la Lynde and Isabel his wife for 60 a of land, 3 a of meadow, 20 a of wood and 13s 4d rent in Hertfield and Wythiam again. It went to them and the heirs of their bodies to hold for a rose (SSX FF).
In 1324-5 John had a seventh part of a fee in Hertfield. In 1327 he pays 5s 4 3/4d in Oppertune in the Hundred of Eastbourne, 5s 9 1/4d in Falkenhurst (of the de la Lynde inheritance). In 1332 he pays 10s in Falkenherst (SB).
John de la Lynde (d. 10 Dec.1272), knight of Somerset, was first married to Joan, daughter of Hugh de Nevill and Joan de Cornhill, daughter of Henry Cornhill and Alice de Courcy, daughter of William de Courcy and Gundreda de Warenne. William's great grand father was Robert de Coucy, who lived at the beginning of the 11th C. in Normandy. - John was secondly married to Clarice. - In 1259 he owes 22s for the manor of Bromfield in Somerset in chancery (CRR). - In 1260 he received two grants of the King: In 1261 20 marks annually from the Exchequer and in 1267 houses in Ismongstrete in the city of London. - On 20 Sept. 1262 he was seneschall of the Limousin, Quercy and Perigord and received a grant of 1.000 lbs yearly (CPR). In 1264 John de la Lynde gave his oath as proxy for the imprisoned King Henry III at the Mise of Amiens, where the King's and the baron's parties asked for the judgement of the King of France regarding the Statutes of Oxford (The Baron's War). After the battle of Evesham he was made seneschall of the King (Cronica maiorum, Camden Soc.) - The King on 26 Nov. 1265 gave to John de Walerand and John de la Lynde the custody of the City and Tower of London (CIPM) and subsequently ordered them as constables of the Tower to select those of the hostages, which seemed most suspicious and to send them immediately under safe conduct to the King's castle at Rochester (CCR). - 1267 William de Lewknor, the King's butler, and John de la Lynde, the King's steward (Liberate Rolls). - On 21 Feb. 1268 John has power to swear on the King's soul to observe the award of the King of France for the damages done by the Montforts, and was arbitror for land disputes in Aquitaine etc.- On 28 June 1272 he became the King's proctor in the Court of France on behalf of the Treaty of Paris (CPR).
In 1268 John acquires from Hugh de Nevill the manor of Lesseby against the debts, which that one had with the King, and which the King had transferred to John. But later he had to sue Hugh for a warranty of charter of that manor. As Hugh acknowledges John's ownership John cancels Hugh's debt of 810 lbs sterling incurred with the king and another debt due to Manasser de Bradenworth, a jew, with the arrears (Final Concords, Lincoln.The same year John de la Lynde witnessed a grant of the King with Hugh de Mortimer, Robert de Brewes, Henry Tregoz and others . - John after 1264 sues Ranulph de Mimms for redemption according the dictate of Kenilworth for the lands of Mimms and Oxey which the King had given him. - He appears in the Calender of Patent Rolls in many documents as judge, as well as in other documents, several times together with Robert Brewes or Briwes another judge. In 'The Judges of England, V. 2' he is mentioned as justiciar in Yorkshire and that he was employed in Gascony by the King. In 1268 William Lewknor and John de la Lynde witness a mandate of the King, in which they are described as boteller and seneschall (CCR). - On 25 Oct. 1268 Sir John de la Lynde was witness to a charter by Edward, son of King Henry III, granting the manor of Winterbourne Gunnora in Wiltshire to St. Mary and the church of St. Mark in Bristol (CCHR V. 2). - 1269 Robert Waleran and John witness a convention between Archembald, count of Pergorz and Agnes his wife and John de Musgros (CCR). In that year John and William de la Cornere had been sent as envoys by the King (Lib. R). - In 1270 John de la Lynde, with his sons William and Walter had protection to go beyond seas, naming Robert de la Lynde his attorney (CPR). [A part was taken of Knights of Edward I]. - 1271 Commission to the abbot of Westminster and John de la Lynde to receive from King Philip of France the districts of Agen and Saintes and to do fealty for the same districts. Further to receive all that ought to be restored by the King of France (Rhymer' Foedora V. 1). - On 10 May 1272 John and his heirs receive a grant of a yearly fair in the manor of Swere in Dorset and free warren there, as well as in Scalley, Lincoln (CCHR V. 2) - For his good service John de la Lynde received on 15 May 1272 from the king the lands in Walton, Norton, Cume and Ewell in Surrey, which had been of Robert Burnell, archdeacon of York, for the service of a quarter knight¡s fee.
John de la Lynde died on 10 Dec. 1272 (CFR), seised of land in Somerset, Dorset, Sussex, Surrey and Lincolnshire (TNA C 133/1/1 and CIPM). The IPM for Johannes de la Lynde alias Lind states that he held at his death a third part o Hartley manor, purchased from Edmund earl of Cornwall, his wife Clarice holding another third of her inheritance, in serjeantry. He died seised also of Bolbrook manor in Sussex, Bromfeld manor, Somerseet, held of the heir of William de Montacue, Sok manor of John Beauchamp in Somerset, Walton and Todindene manors held in chief, and other lands in Surrey. In Dorset Swere manor, the bailiwick of the forests of Porstok, Balckmore, the bailiwick of Gillingham, and one third of Hertlley manor. In Lincoln Saceby held of Sir Robert Walerand, as well as Lyzseby and Grimesby there, obtained of Sir Hugh de Nevill On 22 April 1268 John had pleaded against Hugh Nevill for warranty of the charter for the manor of Lesseby. Hugh released it to him against the large debts he had (Final Concords). - In Dorset John left Herlegh and Crawford manors, which were held in serjeantry of Edmund earl of Cornwall (Cal. Geneal.). In 1372-3 Philip, son of Geoffrey and grandson of Hugh de Neville, held Leseby manor with the advocation of the church (CIPM). - William Belet had granted the manor of Broomfield in Somerset to John de la Lynde in 1256, to which his son Walter succeeded.
Walter (d. 1317), his heir, was 27 years old at his father's death. He was married to Isabel. - He had to pay for the debts his father had incurred till Easter 1272. - Executor of his father's will was Henry de Ministerio for 11 lbs 12s. - On 28 Jan. 1273 the escheator was ordered to deliver to Walter de la Lynde the lands late of his father with the bailiwicks of the forests of Blakmore, Gillingham and Porstok and the Bedelry of Westpret, having done fealty. - He held also land in Lincolnshire, in Laceby, Swalhorne and Little Cotes, purchased by his fahter, and Bere Regis in Dorset (TNA SC/60/2958). - Walter had to pay liverage to the King in the quinzaine of Easter term (Houston Univ.). - 1275 Walter has free warren in Scaleby, for a fine paid 14 years ago and owes half a mark (Rot. Hdd, V. 1, p. 340). He has also free warren by licence of King Henry to his father (Rot. Hdd V.1, p. 200, Dorset). - In 1275 it was confirmed that he had the right of tumbrell and gibet in Grimsby (Rot. Hdd V.p. 401). - In 1279 he claims to have licence for frankpledge and bread in his manor of Walten and tells the inquisitor that he has nothing usurped from the King. In the same year he was elected as juror in an assize against the earl of Cornwall, regarding his liberty in Surrey (Plac. quo Warr. p. 747). - In 1380 Walter was summoned to declare what right he claimed to hold the serjeantry of Bedlery and why there are debts for the manor of Bromfield, 4s per anno (Plac. quo Warr. pp 689 & 692). - In 1284-5 Walter holds the vill of Bromfield in Somerset of John de Mohun, Lord of Dunster (Inq. & Ass.).
On 21 Nov. 1275 an order was issued to cause Walter, son and heir of John de la Linde, to answer to the King for the issues of the forests of Gillingham, Blackmore and Porston for the time when he and his father held the forests in their hands. The following year Walter had to acknowledge that he owed to Thomas Danvers 10 lbs, and in 1279 to Stephen de Cornhull 9 lbs 12s to be levied of his lands in Lincoln (CCR). - Between 1282 - 1300 Walter was summoned for military service (Parl. Writs). 1282 in Wales, 1292 again, 1297 summoned in person with horses and arms to go oversea, and later that year to appear with horses and arms from Sussex to the council at Rochester and in December to muster for war against the Scots. In 1300 he had again twice that year to battle against the Scots. In 1301 he had to muster to go to war against the Scots for his land in Dorset and Somerset.
In 1285 the bishop of Bath, Robert Burnel, held a third part of a military fee in the manor of Stoure of Walter de la Lynde, and he from the King (Feudal Aids, Dorset), as well as the ville of Bromfield of John de Mohun for one military fee in the Hundred of Andredsfeld. - From the Scutage Rolls alightens that Walter made a fine to have scutage in the counties of Lincoln, Surrey, Sussex and Somerset in 1286. - In 1296 he obtained a licence to enfeoff Thomas de Ludlow of his manor of Walton in Surrey (CPR). - In 1297 Walter de la Lynde had licence to enfeoff Walton manor, rents of land in Bromfield, Surrey, Westperet Somerset, land in Sussex held of the honour of Aquila and land in Skoleby in Lincoln.
1313 Walter and others were arrested in Lincoln for trespasses, but were bailed till the court case had been resolved (CCR) - In 1318 John atte Grene of Leseby pleaded for restauration of the manor of Bromfeld. He mentions Isabella and Amice as daughters of Walter de la Lynde (CCR). - Walter had 5 daughters: Joan see above, Cecily married Herbert of Flinton. Margery was married to John Stoford, Isabel to Philip Parsafay - and Amice who died 1332. - Bromfield was held in 1344 by Robert of Lydgate, Herbert of Flinton, John of Stoford and Robert Dallingridge as son of Joan (VCH Somerset V. 6).
Bolingbroke manor with its battled tower was Joan de la Lynd's marriage portion (Hist.and Antiques). Walter de la Lynde granted a moiety of the manor of Leceby and the advowson of the church to John Dalyngregge and Joan his wife in 1315. The other moiety went to Cicely, wife of Herbert de Flyntes (TNA C143/103/16). - Walter held one knight's fee in the vill of Bronfelde (Bromfield), Somerset in 1316 (Feudal Aids). His bailiff was William Fychet there. Walter also held Cherdelinch, Fishdinton with its hamlet of the King (Somerset Soc.).
Walter's brother William died 6 Nov. 1318-9 seised of a messuage, land and wood in Hertlegh, Fordington manor, Lydenholte in Blackmore, and a messuage and land in Mouruate in Dorset (CIPM). He was tenant in chief (CFR) and left a brother Geoffrey (CCR), who held Fordington manor, Lindholt in Blackmore and other land in Dorset at his death in 1344-5 (CIPM) . - William and John de la Lynde are mentioned by the end of the 13th C. in Pleas of the Forest.
In 1166-8 Robert de la Lynde held one fee of Gerbert de Percy in Dorset of the old feoffment (1100-35) (Liber Niger V. 1, p. 82). - In 1208 there had been a Edgar de la Linde in Surrey (Surrey FF), and William de la Lynde of Sussex found Jacob de Chichester assaulted by a certain Ralf, who had robbed him of a letter and wounded him with a knife in one of his arms and his head when returning from the King's court at Guildford (CRR). - In 1214 Edgar or Odgar de Lind and Gunilla his wife had been desseised of their free tenement in Rokebery, Surrey (CRR). - 1226 Walter de la Linde, who had killed John de Legh, a criminal, received from the king 20s for a robe (Cal. Lib. R.). This may be the Walter who was summoned to war in Scotland with his horse (CCR). - Robert de Lyndes of Sussex in 1229 is acting as attorney for the Prior of Lewes (CRR) - 1236 Surrey, Roger de Lynde was murdered by Nicholas Fitz Alan, a fugitive, who was pardoned to stand trial (CPR). - 1237 Robert de la Lynde and William de Boneville gave a palfrey to have the land of Simon de Dynynton, father of Avice and Joan, their wives CFR). - 1241-2 Walkelin de la Lynde gives 5 marks for default of court (CPR Surrey, p. 136). - 1242-3 Robert de la Lynde acted as pledge for Peter de Legh (Somerset Pleas p. 318). - There were also Peter and Robert de la Lynde in Sussex in 1296, whereby Peter pays 19s 2 1/2d in Findon/Bramber and Robert 5s 7d in Rykeholte, Perham and Nytimber/Arundel. Peter was witness to a grant of Walter de Bonwyle concerning land in Horsham. - Sir Alan de Boxhull KG of Sussex died 2 Nov. 1381, leaving two daughters, of whom Elizabeth was married to Roger Lynde (The Worthies of SSX, Lower). - In 1392 there was still a John de la Lynde in Horsham, Sussex (CCR).
In 1268 there was a Robert and John in Somerset. In 1284-5 Elysandre (Alexander) de la Lynde held Dipyntone in Somerset from the earl of Gloucester in serjeantry and was juror in the Hundred of Southperton, Somerset (Feudal Aids). - 1298 Richard de la Lynde was parson of the church of St. Nicholas Fettewelle (CP 40/122/222f). - In ca. 1300 and 1316 Thomas de la Lynde held Dinynton (Nomina Villarum, Somerset Rec. Soc). - In 1318 The escheator beyond Trent to take into the Kings hand the lands of William de la Lyne deceased, who was a brother of Walter (CFR). - Richard de la Lynde had one knight's fee in Monsly, Hundred of Radelow in 1303 and 1316. His lands in Munsley, Hereford, of which he was lord, were worth 20 lbs yearly. He was a clerk, who owed 2000 marks to William de Thorntoft, clerk, to be levied in his lands in Worcester. In 1297 Richard had summons to muster for war beyond seas (Parl. writs). - In 1290 William de Knille owed Richard 20 s in Herefordshire (CCR). - Another Richard de la Lynde died 1359 seised of land in Tadinnton, Parks, Pychesley and Zarkhult, held of the honour of Gloucester (CIPM). - Thomas de la Lynde held land in the Hundred of Codeworth S. Crucket in 1316. - In 1332 a John atte Lynde pays 4s in Horsham, Alexander Lynde 2s 11d in Nytimber and Henry atte Lynde 1s 6d in Worth (SB). - 1388 a Elias de la Lynde and Joan his wife in Somerset, who held Dynyngton manor and land in Sevenhampton a messuage, land and the advowsom of the church (CIPM). - Sir John Herringham married Alicia, only da. of John Syward, lord of Winterbourne. He d. 1456 seised of the large possessions of this ancient baronial house. Of his two daughters Ysolde was married to Sir John de la Lynde (The House of Russell). - 14 Nov. 1381 inquisition concerning Alan de Boxhull, Sussex, who was married to Maud. Elizabeth eldest daughter married Roger de la Lynde and Amice John de Beverley. Their brother Alan, who was born shortly after their father's death, was the heir, born in January 1382. - His inquisition took place on 23 May 1402, aged 21. - Maud, his mother married secondly John de Montacute, earl of Salisbury (CIPM V. 18).
The following comments on the Dallingridge family were found:
Joan and John Dallingridge had 3 sons: Roger, Edward and Walter (VCH). The Sussex County Magazine states that Roger and Edward were brothers and that Edward was born in 1346. - Edward was born about 1346, Walter was his younger brother. - Roger Dalyngrigge, son of John (Monumental brasses of Sussex).
From Bodiam Castle (SAC): Sir Edward accompanied his father, Sir John Dalyngrugge in the army of Edward III to France, and after the battles of Cressy and Poitiers joined Sir Robert Knowles, whereby he amassed a fortune. After 1377 he returned to England. - The Sussex County Magazine: He took part in the battles of Crecy and Poitiers together with his father John Dalyngregge, they are both mentioned as retainers of Robert Knollys in his Castle of Derval in Brittany (Notes of Sir Edward Dalyngrugge, SAC). - But John, married to Joan de la Lynde, had died in 1335 and Crecy took place in 1346, the year when Edward had presumably been born), Poitiers in 1356.
1367 - Edward Dallyngrugge fought with Richard earl of Arundell abroad under the command of Lionel Duke of Clarence, and later attached himself to Sir Robert Knowles (Knolles, Knollys, (www.theweald.org.). This is possible, as Edward would have been 21 years old at that date..
Writ dated 29 Nov. 1335-6: Order to Gilbert de Ledred, escheator in the counties of Lincoln, Auckland, Northampton and Rutland, to take into the king's hand the lands late of John de Dallynggerigge, deceased, tenant in chief (CFR). The Inqisition post mortem dates of 22 Dec.1335-6: Johannes de Dalingrigge and Johanna his wife have a moiety of Leyceby manor with appurtenances in Lincoln, except a rent of 100s therein. The manor is held of Philip, son of Hugh Nevill, for 1d yearly for services (CCR).
The heir of John Dallyngridge and Joan his wife is
- Roger aged 24 or more (b. ca.1310, CIPM V. 7). Note: that he is much younger than Roger son of Thomas.
1364, Aug. 8 at Lewes, Exemption for life from being put on Assizes, juries or recognitions, and from appointment as mayor, escheator, coroner or other bailiff or minister of the king, against his will (CPR). This cannot have been Roger son of Thomas, who was sheriff etc. about that time. - Roger witnesses a charter of John Sysham, kt. - 1368 he is witness to a charter by Roger de la Warre, Lord of Folkington, 1370 he with Sir Andrew Peverel, John Weyvile, William Merlot the elder and others witnesses to a writ by Richard, son of William Fifiehide, to William Fifiehide his brother (CCR). On 24 Oct. 1374 there was an 'inspeximus' of confirmation to Roger Dalyngrugge and Walter de Flynton, tenants of the manor of Lesseby and lands there and in Bradel, and their heirs, of a charter, dated 26 Dec. 19 Henry III (1235), granting to John, son of Geoffrey de Nevill, a fair at Lesseby and a warren in his demesne lands of Lesseby and Bradele (CPR & CChR 1226-67). - Roger witnessed a deed regarding the manor of Sishall in Lincoln (CCR). - 20 May 1379 William and Adam Skipwith, John Merle, clerk, William Vincent and John Cotum sue Roger and Edward Dallingridge for the manor of Leceby in Lincoln and a moiety of the advowson of the church. Roger and Edward quitclaim receiving 500 marks.
- Robert - The history of the manor of Broomfield in Somerset (VCH), a manor granted to John de la Linde by William Belet, states that it was held by his son Walter in 1285 and 1316. In 1344 the manor was partly held by Robert of Dallingrigge, son of Joan de Lynde, and fully in 1346 (VCH). - 1344 Somerset: Extent made at Somerton Bromfield - a quarter of a knight's fee was partly held by Robert de Dalyngrigge (CIPM V. 8). - The rest was held by his mother Joan's sisters, their husbands and assigns, one of them a Flinton, the husband of Cecily, who also held the other moiety of Lesseby manor.
- Robert - In 1400 Robert Dallingridge of Bromfield appears as commissioner of the Archbishop of Canterbury. He seems to be a descendant of the Robert, son of John and Joan de la Lynde, who held a quarter fee in Bromfield.
- Robert was found in a CPR document dated 8 May 1435 (Henry VI, Vol. 2, p. 478): Commission of array in the county of Sussex to Henry, earl of Northumberland, Reginald le Warr, knight, Robert de Poynings, knight, Thomas de Echyngham, knight, the sheriff of Sussex and Robert Dalyngregge esquire.
- Joan, daughter and coheir of Robert Dallingridge of Bromfield, married Richard Sydenham of Brimpton (d. 1402-3), justice of the Common Bench, which office he still held in 1396. His great grandfather was John Sydenham of Sydenham near Bridgewater, whose heir William married Joan, daughter of William de Gothayre. Their eldest son was Roger of Sydenham of Kitzford, whose younger son was Richard, who settled at Combe-Sydenham. He was a judge of the Common Pleas. In 1370 he held land from the Abbey and Convent of Athelyngnye (CIPM).
(VCH Somerset, Vol, 6): Richard Sydenham or Sidenham in 1388 was participating in various commissions and appointed justice of assize with John Wadham in Kent, Surrey, Sussex, Essex, Herfordshire and Middlesex. The following year Richard Sydenham and Wiliam Rikhill were appointed justices of the Bench, commissioners of peace, and had a committment of oyer and terminer in Northampton and Derby (CPR). - They can be seen as justices in the Kent Fines after Robert de Belknap's disgrace. - From Extinct Baronetcies by John and Bernard Burke: Joan was daughter of Walter de la Lynde, grandson of the famous Thomas de la Lynde, who slew the white hart in the forest, since called White Hart Forest.
Pat Patterson's descendancy chart of William Sydenham (b. ca. 1125) shows Joan's and Richard's children were
- Simon, in 1403 Prebend of Crediton, 1404 Archdeacon of Berkshire, 25 Sept. 1426 Dean of Salisbury, confirmed by the Pope against the King's wishes (Proceedings & Ordin. of the Privy Council). On 12 Feb.1429-30 consecrated Bishop of Chichester, having paid 700 florins of 350 lbs at that time to the Pope for his appointment (Dallaway V. 1). Simon died Jan. 1437. - 1400 Simon de Sydenham, doctor of laws, commissionary of Thomas (Bourchier), archbishop of Canterbury, has confirmed Katherine de Worley's election as abbess of the abbey of Pollesworth in the diocese of Coventry in Lichfield, during his visitation (CPR). - On 23 July 1414 King Henry sent him to treat a commission with the Emperor to Germany. - In 1426 Master Simon Sydenham and many others had a law suit regarding a messuage in Charring in the Parish of St. Martin-in-the fields (Ldn. & Mddx FF). - About Easter 1327 Walter Hungerford, kt., John Tiptot, kt., Simon Sydenham and others wue Hugh St. John and his wife Eleanor for the manor of Winterbourn Stoke, which they had given him. They quitclaimed to Walter with warranty against Richard abbot of Westmister receiving 100 marks (Wilts. FF).
- Joan married Thomas Bratton
- Henry, esq. (d. after 1406), eldest son and heir, called Henry of Bossington, with his wife Margaret or Margery, daughter of John Whitton. They had a long line of descendancy, seated at Brimpton, Somerset. In 1641 John Sydenham, son of John and Alice, sister of Sir William Hoby and daughter of William Hoby of Hales, Gloucestershire, was created a baronet. He married Anne, second daughter of Sir John Hare of Stowe Bardolf, Norfolk, and Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas, first Baronet of Coventry of Aylesborough. He died 1643. The line ended by his grandson Philip, son of John, who sold Brimpton to Humphrey Sidenham, a cousin, He died 25 Oct. 1739 unmarried.
- John Sydenham witnesses a quitclaim by Joan, widow of James FitzJames, regarding land in Somerset (CCR). - 6 Oct. 1435 grant by Henry Frank and John Potelle to Simon Sydenham, bishop of Chichester, John Sydenham, esq. and Joan his wife, and others, of all their lands and tenements with appurtenances in Devon, which they had by enfeoffment of John Sydenham and Joan his wife (TNA Ward/2/57A/204/55). - 5 Feb. 1432 John Sydenham of Somerset was mainpernor of John Cheyney for the keeping of the manor of Broke in Wiltshire (CFR) - In 1461 John Sydenham the elder was one of the commisioners of array in Somerset (CPR).
- Richard, John Latimer, John Filioll, kts., and Richard Sydenham, bishop of Salisbury, coming to Parliament (CFR). - This Richard was a judge and is mentioned various times after Robert Belknnap's forfeiture with his successor Cherleton as chief judge of the common pleas and his fellow judges. - On 8 February 1390 The sheriff of Lincoln had to unite a jury before William Thirning, Richard Sydenham and others to inquire the estate of a messuage, which Jhn Bentley had given to his son and heir William in Grimsby (Inq. Misc. V. 5). - In 1396 the same judges held an assize in Derby (V. 6).
Sydenham lies near Bridgewater in Somerset. The arms of that family were: AR three rams SA; crest: A ram's head erased, SA. - There exist three branches, Sidenham of Sandford, Sydenham of Brimpton, Sydenham of Combe and Culvistock in Devon, which all show the same arms A later Humphrey Sydenham of Combe bore 1st AR, 3 rams tripping SA, 2nd AR a bend fusilly SA, 3rd checky AR and SA, 4th GU a bend between 6 crosslets OR (Banners Displayed).
Just to mention some special members of the family: On 3 Nov. 1234 Robert de Sydeham and his heirs received a grant of a weekly market in his manor of Rakenford and a yearly fair there (CCHR V. 1 p. 1939. - On 2as5 Nov. 1240 the sheriff of Devon to go in person with 12 knights of his bailiwick to the land in Paarcuner of Nicholas and to the land of Robert de Sydenham in Kinwalton letting them swear to make an extension (CCR). - 1283 Damarel Sydenham obtained licence to study at Exeter Cathedral for a year (Reg. of Walter Bronscombe, bsp of Exeter, p. 375). - Ursula, daughter of Sir John Sydenham of Brampton, married Sir John Poyntz, high sheriff in 1590. He married secondly Elizabeth, daughter and heir of Alexander Sydenham and had descendancy with his two wives. Sir Poyntz was descended of Osbert, second son of Drogo Poynz, who came with the Conqueror, and was sheriff of Gloucester in 1140. His brother Richard was the progenitor of the Clifford family of Herefordshire. - Elisabeth Sydenham, daughter of George Sydenham, kt. of Combe Sydenhan, married Sir Francis Drake, the hero of the seas and Queen Elizabeth's freebooter, who harassed the Spanish ships on their way from South America to Spain.
- John Dallyngrig witnessed an indenture between Sir John Hotton, kt., of Bondeby and Sir John his son, together with John Hamond, mayor of London, John Syward and John Eylsham, sheriffs of London, dated at London 1344 (CCR). - The name Bondeby is of Northern England. In John de la Lynde's IPM the manor of Lesceby lies near Grimesby in Lincoln. If so, Edward Dallingridge could well be the son of this John, son of John Dallingridge and Joan de la Lynde. Edward is mentioned with his father John in Normandy (see above). The John who died in 1335 could not have been at Crecy in 1346, and Edward neither, if he was born about 1346, but the John of 1344 yes. - This is still an open question till another document comes to light. But considering the comment that Edward goes to war in France with his father, Sir John Dallingridge, and that they were inscribed in Breval castle, then held by Sir Robert Knollys.
Edward came back from the wars in France in 1377 and his father John as well. As explained with Walter Dallingridge, Edward's brother, John married shortly afterwards Katherine, the Lady of Wilmington. For both it was a second marriage. See below for Katherine.
Edward , son of Roger or of John, sons of John and Joan de la Lynde? He was a cousin of Roger de Dallingridge, son of Thomas.
Presumed descent of - Edward from this last John described
Edward Dallingregge is actually the person concerned with the sale of Knelle manor in 1385. - Sir Edward married Elizabeth, daughter and heir of John de Wardieux and Alice, daughter and heir of Theobald de Nevill, who brought him Bodiham manor and other properties (Dawson V. 2). - The inquisition by the escheator in Northampton showes that John Wardieux held a tenement and land in Sywell of the earl of Pembroke, which Elizabeth inherited (CFR). - Bodiham lay near to Knelle manor and was handed down by marriages to heiresses of the Bodiham family to different other families. Osbern FitzHugh, married to Emma, had held the manor in 1086 (DB). Late in the 13th C. it came into the hands of the de Monceaux family, who also held Herstmonceaux, and from them to the Wardeux's by marriages (see also Batesford-Fiennes in this web site). - The arms of Wardieux were SA 6 martlets 3, 2, 1, OR; the arms of Monceaux AR a bend SA.
Edward and Elizabeth had 2 children: John, the son and heir, and Margaret, married to Sir Thomas Sackville, whose marriage portion was Bolebrook manor. The arms of the Sackville's were quarterly OR and GU, a fess ermine. A shield of Sackville impaled with Dallingridge is shown in the North window of Withiam church.
23 Nov. 1367 When going abroad with Lionel Duke of Clarence, Edward appointed Roger Dalyngregg and William Malling his attorneys (CPR). - Born 1346, Edward had just come of age.
Oct. 8, 1370 Commission to John de Lauwe of Canterbury to arrest and bring before the king and council Edward Dalyngrugg of the county of Sussex, kt., and others. They had been hired by Robert Knolles to go with him to France in his service and had received large sums as wages from him. But they did not go and were vagrants (CPR). - Edward witnesses a sale of arms which was quitclaimed on 2 July 1370 with John Wardieux of Bodiham, his father in law.
1374 The manors of Crowhurst, Burwash and Bibleham (in Mayfield) were held by the Dukes of Brittany from about 1301. In 1374 rents were granted to Sir Edward Dallingrugge (VCH). That year Edward and Elizabeth, his wife, were sued by Edmund Chymbcham and John de Preston for the manor of Hollington. The demandants obtained it for 200 marks (SSX FF). - In 1375 Edward was named one of the executioners of Edward Lord Despenser.
1376 - John Dauntsey, Edward Dallingrugg, John Falvesley (the first husband of Elizabeth de Say, see above), and others, petitioned the Council for their rights in the Lordship of Glamorgan (TNA SC 8/209/10442). They had forfeited those properties for having taken possession of them without the king's licence, and now were asking for restitution (CPR). - 1376, June 30 John Daundsey, Edward Dalynrugge and John de Fallewesley, knights, and others received pardon for 20 lbs for having entered certain manors in Glamorgan and Morganwey, which Edward le Despenser had granted them without the King's licence (CPR). - The next year Edward was granted 40 lbs yearly out of the farm of the keeping of the manor of Rotherfield, in the king's hand due to the minority of the heir of Edward le Despenser (CPR).
1377 Roger Dalyngerigge and John Edwards sue Edward Dalygerigge, kt., and Elizabeth his wife, for the manor of Bodiham, 750 acres of land, 40s rent in Bodiham, Saleherst, a mill and 6a of land in Beninden, Sandherst and Hawkherst in Kent, as well as other lands and rents in Northampton. Edward and Elizabeth are victorious. - 1377 Edward Dallingridge, kt., John Edwards of Sandhurst and Richard de Dene sue Roger Dallingridge and Alice his wife for the manors of Shelve, Burlegh and Mapelscombe. It went to Roger and Alice and the heirs of their bodies (Kent FF). - In 1378 Roger Dalyngerigge, John Edwards and Ralph Blake, rector of the church of Ewhurst v. Edward Dalyngerigge, kt., and Elizabeth his wife - land and rent in Bodiam and Salehurst, Sussex, a mill and land in Benenden, Sandhurst and Hawkhurst in Kent etc. - to Edward and Elizabeth and heirs of their bodies, contingent remainder to heirs of Elizabeth, Walter Dalyngerigge, brother of Edward etc. (SSX FF). [John Blake sues John Oxenbrigge atte Gate, and also for Knelle manor later on. The connection between those persons is still obscure]. - Edward and Elizabeth were probably married around that date. Note: That Roger sued Edward and his wife for Bodiham manor was due to the fact that John Wardieu of Sywell, a relative of Elizabeth, wife of Edward, had made a recognissance to Roger for 1.000 lbs in 1366. Probably John had not been able to get hold of the property, when he could not pay the money back (See above). Note: Roger Dalyngridge had made a bond of 1.000 lbs for the manor of Bodiham that is why he sues Edward.
That year Elizabeth and Edward inherited several manors, including Hollington in Sussex, from the deceased John de Wardieux, which had come into the famiy by marriages of Alice (d. 1371), daughter of Theobald de Nevill, with John Haklyt or Hakelut (d. 1358) as her first husband and John de Wardieux her second (d. before 1366). Those were the manors of Braunston and Oakland in Rutland, Sywell in Northampton and Carlton Curlieu in Leicestershire (VCH). Edward did fealty for Sywell, which had belonged to John Wardieu, father of his wife Elizabeth.
1377 - Grant by William Street to Edward Dalyngrugge of the manor of Rotherfield during the minority of the heir of Edward le Despenser, to receive yearly 40 lbs (CPR). - Edward was one of the executors of the last testament of Lord Despenser. Elizabeth, Despenser's widow, received the keeping of two thirds of his castles and lands in Wales and manors in other counties. In Sussex she got the manor of Rotherfield, out of which she had to pay the 40 lbs yearly granted to Edward Dalyngrugge, kt. (CPR). - 1377 Edmund Chymbeham and John Preston sue Edward Dalyngrugge, kt. and Elizabeth his wife for the manor of Hollington by Hastings, which went to Edmund and John (SSX FF). - In 1377 Edward and Elizabeth petitioned the king to restore to them the license of the keepership of the forest of Rutland which had been taken away from John Wardieux, Elizabeth's father shortly before his death, because his deputies had done severe damage to the forest and the bucks there (Inq. Misc.).
The same year the abbot of Robertsbridge, Edward Dallyngrugge ‘chivaler’ and Robert Echyngham had summons in the hundreds of Collespore (Goldspur), Gostrow, Stapull (Staple) and Henhurst, co. Sussex, to bring the men arrayed to the town of Rye, whenever the mayor and bailiffs shall summon them, as the king has notice that his enemies are bound to that town with a great multitude of ships (CPR). He also requests a commission of oyer and terminer including Robert Belknap and William Batisford to inquire into the persons who had been carrying corn to the enemy before the truce.
Edward and Elizabeth receive also the custody of Rutland forest (CIPM). - Edward Dalyngerigge, kt., John Eduard de Sandhurst and Richard de Dene sue Roger Delyngeregge and Alesia his wife for the manors of Shere Burleigh and Mapelstompe with appurtenances in Kent. Roger and Alesia recognize and the plaintiffs concede to them the two fees for ever (Kent FF). - He and Thomas Broun were executors of the last will of Lord Despenser (TNA SC 8/105/5215). - Richard Argentham and Joan his wife granted Sir Edward Dalyngregge, kt., rent out of 2 tenements called 'Pydelyngworth' (SSX FF).
1378 sees Edward in company of John Arundel in service in Normandy, mentioned also in Cherbourg. - In this year he and his wife Elizabeth levied a fine for Hanington, the ancestral seat of the Wardieux family. - He was committed of the keeping of land in Swaynclif and Kalkeleys in Leye, Rutland, which Alice, late the wife of John Wardieu, held of the King in chief (CFR). - Edward owed 20 marks to John Goderyk at that date (CCR).
1379 - In a grant Edward Dalyngrugge is mentioned as holding land in the manor of Esceat in West Dean (SAS/G5/5). - That year he inherited much property from Roger de Dallingrigge and was member of a committee to survey the King's household. Edwin Dalingrugge, kt., was speaker in Parliament at that time (Constit. Hist. by William Stubbs). He was ten times knight of the Shire between 1379 and 1388 and as such summoned to Parliament (Hist. of Winchelsea).
1380 - The Abbot of Battle, Edward and William Batesford to survey the town of Winchelsea and see how it could be secured in case of an attack (Modern Winchelsea). - Commission to the archbishop of York, Richard earl of Arundel, Edward Dalyngrugge, kt., and others. They are to inquire into the condition of the realm, the conduct of the king’s officers and ministers etc. (CPR). The King appointed John Frome and Edward of the keeping of the alien priory of Frompton (CFR). For attending Parliament, Edward receives 20 lbs wages for 50 days (CCR). - On 17 September of that year Simon Warde was sueing Edward and Elizabeth for tenements in Brauncton. But he was told that the case had to be deplaced, because Edward had been wounded grievously at (East)Bourne in Sussex (CCR).
1381 – Sale to Edward Dallingrigge, kt., for 100s paid by him to the hanaper, of the common fish in a stew within Mallyng manor (CPR). - The same year he is being referred to as owner of a wood in Bodiham, where the king had a right to cut trees for five years (CPR). - In July of that year he was member of a commission comprising Richard earl of Arundel, Richard Poynings, Thomas Camoys (son of Ralph and Margaret de Braose), Edward St. John, Edmund Fitz Herbert, William de Percy and the sheriffs in the counties of Surrey and Sussex.
1382 – Commission “de walliis, fossatis etc.” to Robert Belknap, Edward Dalyngrugge and others between a place called Knellesflote on the confines of Kent and Sussex and Robertsbridge, co. Sussex. - In this year he is named deputy to Robert de Ashton, constable of Dover castle and warden of the Cinque Ports (CPR). Same year Edward Dallyngrugge and Edmund FitzHerbert, kts., John Edwards and others had to act within the rape of Pevensey co. Sussex. - Commission at the suplication of W. Archbishop of Canterbury to Edward Dalyngrugge and others to compell all his tenants to deliver rentals and other dues instead of those destroyed in the late insurrection [of 1381]. - Commission to enquire into waste of manors in the cities of Kent, Sussex, Surrey and Middlesex with Wiliam Rikhill and others (CPR).
16 July 1382 - William Burcestre, kt. and Margaret his (first) wife, complain that Katherine Engayne, Edward Dalyngrygge, kt. and others disseised them of 80 marks of rent in the Parish of St. Martin in the Vintry. The accused were amerced for 109 marks 6s 8d (SSX FF). [Katherine Engayn who later got hold of Knelle manor after Robert de Belknap's disgrace, but died soon after]. - On 12 Nov. of that year William Burgh and Theobald Wode sue Edward Dallingridge and Elizabeth his wife for the manor of Braunston with appurtenances. Edward and Elizabeth quitclaim receiving 200 marks (FF).
1383. Feb. 25 - Charter by King Richard II to Edward Dalyngregg, kt. and Elizabeth his wife to have licence for a weekly market on Saturday in May at their manor of Bodiham, and of a yearly fair there on the vigil and the day of St. Augustine in the month of May (CChR). - Philip de Courtney, kt., names Edward and others as his attorneys for one year during his absence in Ireland (CPR). - Edward and Elizabeth granted to William de Burgh and Margery his wife the bailiwick and the keeping of the forest of Rutland (CFR). - 26 March 1383 Edward Dalyngeregge, kt., lord of Bodiham, to the monks, confirmation of a grant made to them in 1276 (Robertsbridge CH).
1384 - Special oyer and terminer roll, (TNA JUST 1/947/5): John Duke of Lancaster v. Sir Edward Dallingridge and others. They had trespassed, hunted and done damage to the duke’s Ashdown forest and properties, Edward being his forester (see what William and John de Dallingridge had done almost 100 years ago!). They also wanted to prevent the Duke to establish a Hundred Court near Fletching. (It seems that Fletching was the main seat of the Dallingridge family at that time except that of Bodiam). Edward was convicted and sent to prison, but released by the earl of Arundel within a fourtnight. - In that year Sir Edward and his wife Elizabeth, with their son John, paid the King a fine of 5 lbs to receive a pardon for having acquired the manor of Iden from Thomas and William Taillour of Rye without royal licence (CPR). - Simon de Bailey, constable of Dover castle, John de Cobham, John Devereux and Edward Dalyngrigge were sent to see how quickly Rye could be fortified (SAC V. 17).
In 1384 and 1385 Edward was knight of the Shire of Sussex and had a commisssion of array with William de Batelesford and others. 1385, Jan. 18 - Edward, John Cobham, John Devereux and Simon de Burle, constable of Dover castle and warden of the Cinque Ports, are ordered to levy from the fishermen of the eastern Sussex and western Kent coast 3d on every noble of fish landed in view of an imminent French invasion of the ports. On 21 Oct. he obtains a licence to fortify and crenellate his manor of Bodiam near the sea so as to convert it into a castle for the defence of the surrounding land in war (CPR).
1385 – Calender Close Rolls, 15 Nov., Westminster - Edward Dalyngerugge, knight to Robert de Beleknappe, Knight, his heirs and assigns. Quitclaim of the whole manor of Knelle, and of all lands, rents and services in the parishes of Beckley, Northiam and Wittersham, sometime of Sir Edmund de Knelle, knight, which the said Robert now possesses by feoffment of William de Welles. - Edward Dalyngerugge, knight, to Sir Robert de Beleknappe. Receipt and acquittance for 100 pounds due by certain covenants touching the manor of Knelle. Dated London, Friday of the octaves of Michaelmas 9 Richard II. - It seems that Sir Edward Dalingridge’s interest in the manor was due to a loan or similar.
Edward in 1386 was commissioner to survey the castles and fortresses of Calais and Picardy. - With John de Cobham and others they were to enquire the value of the goods stored in Wilmington Priory, Sussex (CPR). - That year Edward was allowed to have the water course, which flowes from Dalingriggestay in Saleherst, diverted to his mill in Bodiam (CIPM).
1387 Commitment to Thomas Auncel, prior of the alien priory of Wilmington, and Edward Dalyngrugge, chivaler, of keeping that priory as long as the war with France shall endure (CFR). - 1387 Edward Dalyngrigge, kt., and Elizabeth his wife v. William Stevyenden and Cecily his wife and Stephen Frengeham and Joan his wife - a messuage, 100 a of land in Bodiham. - Edward and Elizabeth were successful (SSX FF). There were various quarrels about land in Bodiham in 1383-7, 1388 and 1390. - The year 1387 saw Edward and John Bohun of Midhurst in the retinue of the earl of Arundel opposing the rebell Owain Glyn in Wales (GBS).
In 1387 William Brenchesle and Robert Oxenbregge sued Robert Vele and Alice his wife and William Erch of Framfield for 320 a of land and rent in Little Horstede. It went to William Erch with remainder to Alice his sister. In case of failure of heirs 81 acres and some rent were to go to Edward Dalyngrugg, kt. and his heirs (SSX FF) - There must have been some kinship. - Edward witnessed a charter by Thomas Wallere of Rotherfield and Katherine his wife to Thomas Wallere of Lamberherst, William Brenchsesle and John Brook (CCR). - William bishop of Winchester, Thomas bishop of Ely, Robert Belknap, Edward Dalyngrige and others made an indenture of a lease to Richard earl of Arundel for 40 years of the castle, manors, lands etc. of Chirke and Chirkeslonde, which they had of the earl (CCR). - On 20 Feb. 1388 Edward received pardon for a fine of 10 marks for acquiring the manor of High Rothing in Essex with appurtenances for the life of Richard earl of Arundel (CPR). - In that year Edward received licence to build his castle at Bodiam, where there had existed a manor only, as defence for the country near the sea (SAS Bodiam & his castle).
1388-9 Edward Dalyngrugge, kt., and Elizabeth his wife sue Ralph Blake, rector of the church of Ewhurst, and John Kent for the manor of Bodiam, 750 a of land in Bodiam, Saleherst as in 1377. The properties went to Edward and Elizabeth and heirs of their bodies, contingent remainder to Walter Dalyngrugge, brother of Edward, and heirs male of his body. They obtain also a messuage, land and wood against William Stevyenden and Cecily his wife and others in Bodiam (SSX FF). - In that year he was Captain of Brest (GBS).
In 1389 the King granted to Sir Edward Dalingregge and Thomas Wysebech the custody of Wilmington Priory in Pevensey, situated near Michalham Convent. James Berners had been in possession of the grant in 1385 (VCH), when he was attainted and executed. - 1389 Edward Dalyngrugge, Sir John Falvesle and others witness a lease by Mary, widow of Sir John Seyntcler, to Sir Philip, her son, of the manors of Brambletye, Lavertye, Jeryngton and Heighton in Sussex (CCR). In 1388-9 he was lieutenant of the earl of Arundel, captain of Brest. - Edward had a law suit against Richard Argentham and Joan his wife for 10s rent in Dyching(SSX FF). - In 1389 the king granted to Edward Dallingridge the manors of Hollington and Wilton which had been of Robert Belknap and in 1411 he held lands in Sussex worth more than 100 lbs (Dawson V. 2, Hist. of Hastings).
In April 1390 Edward was nominated commissioner to survey the castles and fortresses of Calais and some in Picardy (Gascon Rolls). On Aug. 8 he was member of King Richard's commissioners to bring about the peace with the king of France, and afterwards with the earl of Flanders and the main cities there. - Edward is mentioned with John, bishop of St. Davids, treasurer, Henry, earl of Northumberland, John, prior of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem, John Devereux, banneret, steward of the household, William de Nevill, knight of the chamber, as king's councillors. (Between 1389-93 Edward was Royal Counciller). In May he was one of the persons to set their seals to the Letter to the Pope. - John Falvesle, kt. of Kent and Edward Dalyngrugge of Surrey and Sussex to mainpern Elizabeth, widow of Edward Despenser, and her son Thomas, who are committed to keep two thirds of all the lands and castles in Wales with appurtenances and certain manors in other counties (CFR). - On 29 May 1390 William bishop of Durham, Henry Percy earl of Norfthumberland, captain of Calais or his deputies, Edard Dallingridge and others had to solve a ship damage at Sandwich, Kent (Inq. Misc. V. 5). - Between 1392-6 on 8 February Edward Dallingridge, William Percy, kts. and the sheriff and escheator of Sussex received a commission to inquire about the manor of West Dean and the hundred of Shiplake in Sussex which had been of Thomas de Veer, earl of Oxfordshire, deceased (Inq. Misc. V. 6 p. 11).
The following year 1391 he had the task to present a suitable person to the church of Hertfield in Sussex, belonging to the priory of Wilmington, of which he is custodian. - The King granted Edward the manors of Wilting and Hollington in Sussex in fee, late the property of Robert Belknap (CIPM). - Edward claims from Richard Lucas the younger of Benenden, Kent, and Alice his wife, a messuage and 108 acres of land in Bodiam which he gets, and had a court case against Ralph Blake, rector of Ewherst, and John Kent concerning the manor of Bodiam and lands and rents in Kent. Edward and Elizabeth won again, with remainder to Walter Dalyngrugge (SSX FF).
1392 Edward gains against Richard Argentham and his wife 10s rent in Dychering (SSX FF). - Assize between Edward and John, son of Thomas Wealde, regarding the manor of Dene Court. John recognizes and Edward concedes the manor to John for his life with reversion to Edward and his heirs, and pays to John 100 silver marks (Kent FF). - On 7 July of that year Edward was warden of London, when John Hende was mayor (TNA C 241/181/108). - On 5 August Edward and the sheriff of Sussex are to certify the yearly value of the manors of Laughton and West Dean of the inheritance of Robert de Veer, late Duke of Ireland (CPR).
1392-3 Edward takes part in various commissions of oyer and terminer and was appointed by the Council as keeper of the Tower and escheator and custos of the City of London after the removal of the mayor John Hende and the sheriffs (CPR). However, as warden he was removed after 3 weeks in office, because he had favoured citizens (22 July 1392). He was followed by Sir Baldwin Radyngton, to whom he was ordered to deliver his documents. - Commission of oyer and terminer with others to investigate into counterfeiting and forging of silver and gold coins in Middlesex. - On first March 1392-3 he was party to a commission in London with Richard Sydenham and others, who was the husband of Joan Dallingridge. In 1392 he owed 200 marks to Elizabeth, late the wife of Ralph Spigernel (TNA C 131/209/11&13). In 1394 an account is found of Edward Dalyngrugg of his wages for serving the council.
Edward had been a follower of Thomas Duke of Gloucester, who had got into serious trouble in 1386, and therefore forfeited his lands, but obviously kept on being employed. He built the castle of Bodiam with the funds he had earned during his time as soldier in France. It is said that he employed a French architect who copied a similar castle existing in that country.
1394, 10th March - The last date Edward appears in the Calendar of Patent Rolls: A special mandate to several knights and lawyers mentions Edward "as now deceased". - Edward's mutilated effigy was found at Robertsbridge Abbey (SAC V.12).
Sir John Dallingridge
son of Edward, was married to Alice, daughter and heir of Sir John Beauchamp of Powick (a descendant of Bertha de Braose, daughter of William de Braose and his wife Bertha, daughter of earl Milo of Hereford). John d. 26 Sept. 1408 and Alice on 8 Feb. 1442-3 (IPM), having married as her first husband Sir Thomas Boteler, 4th Lord Sudeley, who made a pilgrimage to Jerusalem and died on 21 Sept. 1398. Their son was Ralph Boteler, 5th Lord Sudeley. His sister Elizabeth married John Norbury, and his second sister Joan, Hamon Belknap (see the genealogy under Belknap in this site). Thomas's and Alice's eldest son John died 1417.
In 1411-2 Alicia has manors etc. worth 100 lbs. In 1428 she holds 2 fees in Sheffield, as heir of John Goldingham, she and her tenants have 3 fees in Wilting, of which she holds one fee, and the rest is divided between the heirs of John Lyvet and others (Inq. & Ass.). As heiress of John Wardieux she and her tenants hold the four fees in Bodyam and Sandherst, one of them she holds in demesne. She was also a tenant of Vincent Fynch (Feudal Aids, 1428).
21 Feb. 1424 warrant authorizing Dame Alice Boteler to attend the King's person and to chastise him reasonably from time to time, as the case should require (Proceedings of the Privy Council). - In 1440 Alice Dalyngregge went to court with a plea of trespass, that Richard Brigges of Rolvenden, Kent, had broken into her park at Bodyam, hunted therein and carried away deer (CPR). - Between 1413-2 John Botiller had been granted lands by the King, which were of Nicholas de Vismont and Jehan Jolis, near Harfleure Normandy, the lands of Brote and others. In 1421 he was appointed Captain and Governor of the castle of Valoignes by Thomas earl of Sarum (Salisbury), Governor of Normandy.
At her death Alice held Darset and Greve manors in Warwickshire., Sudley manor in Gloucestershire, land etc. in Benenden, Sandhurst and Hawkhurst in Kent, and in Sussex the manors of Bodiam, Sheffield, Waningore, Werplebourn, Worth, Iford, Iden, Hollington, Wilting, Bolbroke, Grinsted, Radingden, Chaggeley (CIPM).
John served the Lancastrian King Henry IV with loyalty (Sir John Lewknor, Dynastic Loyalty and Debt). He and others had by feoffment of Philip Seyntcler, kt. (St. Clair) the manor of Esceat with other manors (SAS/G5/1). Further he served Henry IV as knight of the chamber and member of his Privy council. - John sat as knight of the Shire in Parliament.
1394 Close Rolls: Thomas Beston rendered seising to John Dalyngrugge of the manors of Lynell, Harrynton and Arthingworth in Northampton, which he held by demise from Sir Edward Dalyngregge, his late father. Afterwards John granted those manors and all other lands, rents, reversions and services in those towns to Thomas Beston and Hugh Catesby, appointing attorneys to render seisin to them in 1395. - Further John granted to the same a yearly rent of 20 marks out of the manor of Wilting in Sussex, to be levied in case they be impleaded by himself, his heirs, or by Walter Dalyngregge for the manors mentioned in Northampton. Witnesses were Robert and Thomas Oxenbrigge, William Seymour and others. The following year he enfeoffed Thomas Sackville, husband of his sister Margaret, Thomas Wychingham and others of his manor of Bodiam and his castle there, as well as of the manors of Iden, Wilting, Hollington, Sheffield, Bolbroke, Iford, Wanningore, Warpsbourn, Worth and Ratingdene in Sussex, and of Danecourt in Kent.
In 1396 John sold to John Scarle all his stock, live and dead, and all his goods and chattels, except those of his manor of Wannyngore, and five horses for his riding (CCR). - On 25 Jan. of that year, John Dalyngregge, kt., granted to John Scarle, Thomas Sackville, kt., Robert Oxenbregge, John Brook and others a charter with warranty of the manor of Bodiam with the castle, the manors of Iden Wilting, Hollington, Sheffield, Bolbroke, Iford, Wanningore, Werplesbourne, Worth and Radyndene in Sussex and Danecourt in Kent etc. Witnesses were William Heron, William Echingham, Roger Lewknor, Walter Dalyngregge, William Berners, Thomas Joop, son in law of John Brook, and others (CCR).
Iford manor in Sussex was in the hands of Sir John by 1396. He settled it later on William and Richard, sons of Walter his uncle, but Alice his widow held it in dower till her death, when it went to Richard, son of Walter, William his brother having died meanwhile. Richard passed it on to Sir Roger Lewknor (d. 1498-9), son of his sister Philippa. Alice obviously held Raddingdeane, of the income of which she had to maintain Richard and William in 1386.
1398 - Pardon, remission and quitclaim with assent of the council and for 500 marks paid to the king's use, to John Scarle, clerk, Thomas Sackville, knight, Thomas Wysbeche, clerk, Robert Echyngham, Robert Oxenbregg, John Brook and Richard Prat, tenants of the castle of Bodiam and the manors etc. late of Edward Dalingregge knight, in the counties of Kent, Surrey and Sussex, and to John Dalyngregge, knight, son and heir of the said Edward, and each of them and their heirs, and assigns, of all forfeiture, title claim, right and interest which the king or his heirs have or can have in the premises, or any parcel of them, or in the mesne issues on account of the said Edward having been an adherent of Thomas, duke of Gloucester, in the tenth year (CPR).
In 1399 John received a grant of all woods cut or to be cut down pertaining to his manors of Wilting and Hollington. - He was one of the commissioners of array with William Fenys, William Echingham and others in Sussex (CPR). Tthat year he became a household knight of the now King Henry with a yearly income of 100 marks.
On 9 Feb. 1400-1 he received a grant from the king of the keeping of the lordship of Rotherfield with the chace there, and all the other possessions of Thomas late lord le Despencer during the minority of his heir. The following year this grant was modified, John receiving a yearly sum of 64 lbs during the minority of the heir (CPR). On 8 Nov. 1400 he was appointed tax collector in Gloucestershire (CFR).
1401 John Cheyney, John Dallingregge, kts., and others had order to enquire who broke into the park of John, bishop of Hereford, at Preston in Gloucester (CPR). Afterwards John was made sheriff of Gloucester (CFR). - 1401-2 John Dalyngrigge pays for one and a half fees in Sheffield and for one military fee in Parva Horsted 50s (Inq. & Ass.).
In 1402 Sir John accompanied the Princess Blanche, daughter of King Henry IV, to Germany, on occasion of her marriage to Louis, Elector Palatine of the Rhine and Duke of Bavaria. Therefore he received protection for 6 months from 8 March of that year. - The same year Johannes Dalyngrugge and Alice his wife hold of the King Sully (or Sudley) in the Hundred of Kyftesgate, Gloucester, for one knight's fee.
1403 Commission to John Dalyngregge 'chivaler', William Echingham, Robert Passele, John Broun 'chivaler' (husband of Alice de Batisford's granddaughter Joan) and others in Sussex. - John Dalyngrigge was tenant of the manor of Tarring Peverel in Fletching with Thomas Sackvill, John Brook, Robert Oxenbrigge and others (SSX FF).
1404 - Commission to John Dalyngrigge 'chivaler' and Robert Oxenbrigge to arrest John Holyngbourne, monk of the monastery of St. Mary, Robertsbridge, of the Cistercian order, who has put off the habit of the order and wanders about in secular habit, and to deliver him to the abbot for chastisement (CPR). - John was elected Knight of the Shire that year. In 1404 John Dalyngrugge, John Bohun, Robert Oxenbrugge and others were nominated tax collectors in Sussex (CFR). - In that year took place a court case between John de la Mare, John de la Launde, William Rouceby and others v. Thomas la Warre, clerk, regarding the manor of Fletching, called Tarring Peverell manor, including 40s rent and homages and services of Philip Seintclere, kt., John Dalyngrigge, Thomas Sackvill, kts, John Brook, Robert Oxenbrigge and others. It went to William Rouceby and his heirs.
1405, Nov. 22 - Licence for John Dalyngrigge, knight, to enfeoff Thomas Sackvile 'chivaler' and William Cheyne of the manors held in chief, Green and Darset in Warwickshire. and Sudley in Gloucestershire., for the life of Alice his wife etc. (CPR). -11 June Commission to the king's knight, John Dalyngregge, of the custody of the castle and lordship of Bramber late of Thomas [Mowbray], earl Marshall, to be held for life for 100 marks yearly out of it. Further a grant of 40 lbs yearly for life with the office of constable of the castle and the custody of St. Leonard's forest (CPR). - Comission for 16 days to take horses in the king's service.
1406 - John was commissioner to oversee the dykes in Sussex (Hist. of Romney Marsh). - On Nov. 1406 John received 8 lbs 6s 8d for robes and wages and also grants in Warwickshire and Gloucestershire from the King. - Nov. 1406 Sir John and Sir Lewis Clifford were sent to Rome with messages (Life of William of Wykham). - John, son and heir of Thomas Botiller of Sudeley, kt., confirms to Alice, late the wife of the said Thomas, and now of John Dallingregge, kt, for life the manors and advowsoms of Sudely, Gloucester, Dorset and Greve, Warwickshire (CCR). - For attending Parliament John Pelham and John Dallingregge, kts., received 68 lbs 8s for 171 days.
1407 - Commission of 'walliis and fossatis' to John Dalyngrugge, knight, Robert Oxenbregge, William Marchaunt an others in Kent and Sussex (CPR). John sued several persons for trespass (CCR). He was a member of Parliament for the county of Sussex between 1404 and 1408. - In October 1407 John is mentioned as escheator in Kent and Sussex. On 20 Nov. he witnesses a charter by Reynold Cobham, lord of Strarresborough, to William Brenchesle, John Brook and others (CCR). - On 22 Nov. of that year he receives exemption for life to be put on public offices (CPR).
1408 - John Pelham and John Dallyngrugge were knights of the shire in Sussex and as such sent to attend Parliament held at Gloucester, which lasted 56 days. They received 22 lbs 8s each for their expenses (Collin's Peerage). - In that year Sir John died seised of the manor of Sheffield-Lingfeld, which his wife held after his death. It came later by inheritance to Richard Dallingridge and then to Roger Lewknor 1507-8 (Hist. of the Cty of Surrey V. 4).
On 4 Oct. 1408 the escheators of Kent and Sussex were ordered to take into the king's hand all the lands in their bailiwicks, late of John Dalyngrigge, chivaler. On 28 Nov. John Pelham, by mainprise of Robert Oxenbrigg and John Halle, was committed to the keeping of the castle and lordship of Bramber. Grant to the king's kinsman Richard lord Grey, chamberlain, of the lordship of Rotherfeld, as the king's knight John Dalyngrigge had while he lived.
1408 - Pardon to William Berners, William Marchaunt, Thomas Waller and Richard Prat, executors of the will of John Dalyngrigge, 'chivaler', deceased, who had of the king's grant the keeping of the castle and lordship of Bramber, co. Sussex (CPR).
In his will John entailed Bodiam castle to his cousins Richard and William, sons of his brother ? Walter. John's will is preserved at Lambeth.
1421, 5 Nov – AMS140/1 Grant of masses. - John, Abbot of the Monastery of Blessed Mary of Robertsbridge and the Convent, in regard of the gift of a great sum of money by William Marchaunt and William Berners of Sussex and Kent, executors of the will of Sir John Dalyggregge, late lord of Bodiam, buried within the monastery. With the consent of his wife Alice and friend Sir Thomas Sackville, overseers of his will, grant that 2 chaplains ...shall celebrate mass daily for the souls of the said Sir John, Sir Edward, Lady Elizabeth and Roger Dalynggregge, their relations and benefactors, and for Lady Alice... on the anniversary of Sir John’s death (before 4 Oct. 1408).
1412 Joan Dalyngreg has the manors of Bodiam, Wilting, Hollington, Weningore, Iford, Warpesbourne, Sheffield, Bolbroke (Inq. & Ass). An error for Alice?
Margaret sister of John
was married to Sir Thomas Sackville (d. 1432). He was an illegitimate but surviving son of Andrew Sackville and Joan Burgeis. Margaret had Bolbrook manor as her marriage portion, which by marriage of her descendants went to the Earls of Thanet, who sold the manor in 1770 (The Sussex Weald Org.). - Sir Thomas was MP for Sussex 1396 and 1399, and sheriff of Sussex 1406. They had descendancy.
Margaret Wakehurst, daughter of Elizabeth de Echingham, and granddaughter of Robert Echingham, (d. July 19, 1464), and Richard Wakehurst (d. 1457) married Edward, eldest son of Margaret (d.1451) and Thomas Sackville (SAC). Richard de Echingham was Elizabeth's brother. His daughters Margaret and Elizabeth married Richard and Nicholas Culpepper after having been abducted by them. Margaret was therefore their aunt, and her son Edward relinquished his claim to Bodiam castle in 1446.
Margaret Dallingridge d.1419-20, one of her sons, Richard, d. 1470. The author of the Scrope-Grosvenor controversy states that Margaret was also married to Sir William Cheyney. - Thesussexweald.org. gives following data for Thomas and Margaret and their sons: Sir Thomas Sackville, born 1342 in Oxfordshire, son of Sir Andrew Sackville and Joan (de Burgersh). - One Andrew Sackville held land in Hailsham, Sussex, in 1327 worth 6s and 9 3/4d tax (SB). - Margaret Dalingruge was born 1347 in Sussex. Their children were: Andrew born 1372, Richard born 1374, William born 1376, Edward born 1378, John born 1380 and Margaret born 1383, all in Sussex. - Margaret cannot have been born in 1347, if she was daughter of Edward de Dallingridge, who supposedly had been born in ca. 1346.
The Sackville family originated in Sacheville in the county of Eu, Normandy, belonging to the barony of the Giffard's of Longville, later earls of Buckingham. The first to come to England with the Conqueror in 1066 was Herbrand, who was stewart of Walter Giffard of Normandy. He had received from him for his good work Fawley manor in Oxfordshire, but returned and died in Normandy. The Sussex descendants are as follows: Sir Robert, his third son, married Lettice, daughter of Sir Henry Woodville. He was dapifer of the Count of Mortain and as such witness to one of his charters at Winchester in 1130 (Regesta H. I, p. 244). Robert held also land in Essex 1148-52 (Regesta). There must have been a second Robert before Jordan, who appears 1180 in the Norman Exchequer paying 13 lbs. In 1184 William Alis, one of the principal tenants of Breteuil, had to pay 7 lbs because he had interferred with the marriage of Robert de Sackville with an Alis (Ellis in England) daughter. - His son Jordan witnessed a charter by William Marshall of Pembroke to the Priory of Longville. - He married Ela de Dene, daughter of Ralph de Dene of Sussex, who founded the Priory of Begham or Bayham about 1203 . Ela brought Jordan the manor of Buckhurst near Hertfield, Chalvington, Claverham, Horsey and other lands.
There seem to have been different Sackville families in Normandy. August Prevost in his Memories of Eure states that William de Sackville was of Saqueville in the canton of Evreux, Eure, who accompanied Duke William of Normandy to the conquest of England (V. 3, p. 56). His donation of Tourville to the Norman abbey of Jumiège was confirmed in 1087 by William count of Evreux. In 1195 William Alis had to pay to the Norman Exchequer (Thomas Stapleton) 7 lbs for having opposed the marriage of Robert de Sackville. Both the Sackville and Alis families of Eure held land in Sussex and in Eure, Normandy. In 1068 William Alis was stewart of William FitzOsborn who held Breteuil and was given the barony of Cholderton in Hampshire by him as his official in England. - Nigel de Sackville and Robert de Broc had benn excomunicated by archbishop Thomas Becket of Canterbury in the reighn of King Henry II (1154-89) (Prevost- Eure). Robert de Broc was of the Broc or Brook family of Sussex (see Brook in this web page and the marriage quoted below).
Sir Geoffrey Sackville married Constance, daughter of Sir Edmund or Edward Brook. He was living in about 1220. - Sir Jordan Sackville, his son, was married to Maud de Normanville. Maud was cousin of Juliane de Normanville, who was first married to Richard de Gulafre and secondly to William de Bodiham as his second wife, living in 1236. - Jordan held Chalvington and Buckherst of the Honour of l'Aigle in 1234. In that year the sheriff of Sussex has order to take Jordan's manors of Chalvinton and Buckhurst in the king's hand, which Edelyn, widow of Gilbert de Aquila, held in dower. But Edelyn is dead and Ralf Fitz Nicholas, the King's seneschall, is given the custody of the land and heir of Jordan (CPR). His son Jordan:
In 1265 Sir William Maufe had seized lands worth 14 1/2 marks of Sir Jordan Sackville at Chalvinton. Jordan had a safe conduct on 28 Aug. to go to Winchester to achieve restitution of his lands. He died 1273. - Sir William was married to Clara, daughter of Sir Matthew Hastings (d. 1277). - Another Jordan had Margery as wife, daughter of Sir Robert de Aguillon. - Sir Andrew, aged 20 at his father's death, married Ermyntrude, daughter of Sir Roger Malyns, a Lady of Queen Eleanor. - His son of the same name married Joan Mortimer. - Another Andrew, son of the last, married Joan Burgersh or Burgeis, and Sir Thomas, lord of Fawley, was married to Margaret Dallingridge. - Thomas Sackville, kt., held Iden manor near Knelle at fee farm in 1397 for 8 lbs yearly together with Robert Echingham, Robbert Oxenbridge, John Brook and others in chief of the King (CIPM Thomas Holland earl of Kent) - In 1409 John FitzElys (or Alis) sued Thomas for the manor of Chiddingley (see above William Alis and Robert Sackville), and in 1348 Andrew Sackville had married Joan de la Beche, whose sister Isabella had married William FitzEllis (Alis). Andrew Sackville died on 15 August 1409, his son and heir is aged about 6 months (CIPM V. 19) - Sir Thomas died on 1 Dec. 1432-3 (Testamenta Vetusta V. 1, pp 221-2). Thomas had been knight of the shire in Buckinhamshire, twice sheriff of SSX and Surrey. He wanted to be buried in Begham Abbey, wich his ancestress, Ela de la Dene had founded. At his death he held Aumbfield, Farnsted and Telton in Sussex. His daughter Elizabeth married Sir John Ratcliff, kt.
Thomas's and Margaret's son Edward (d.1451) the heir, married Margaret Wakehurst. He inherited everything his father had, except his legates to the churches. Afterwards in 1437 he sued Thomas, son of Fawley, kt. of Buckinghamsire. for a trespass to have cut down his trees ad Amingfield (De Banco, Genealogies of Plea rolls).
Humphrey (d. 24 Jan. 1488) married Catherine, daughter of Thomas Browne of Beechwood Castle in Surrey, treasurer of the household of Henry VI, and Eleanor, sole heiress of Sir Thomas Fitz-Alan of Beechworthcastle, brother of the earl of Arundel. She was sister of Sir Anthony Brown, standardbearer of England 1485, governor of Queensborough castle, Kent, constable of the castle of Calais 1503, and buried there in 1506. In 1476 Humphrey sued Thomas Rokes in Oxfordshire for the next presentation of Armington church, as Osbrand Sackville had been seised in the reign of Kin Henry III and had enfeoffed Jordan Sackville. In 1484 he sued John Burton and two others for lands in Pevensey and Westham, Sussex. This claim was admitted (De Banco - Pedigrees of Plea Rolls) .- Richard, sheriff of SSX and Surrey, married Isabel Diggs of Barham, Kent. - Sir John of Chiddingleigh, sheriff of SSX and Surrey (d. 1557) married Margaret Boleyn. (See also the Boleyn marriage in the Aucher family under Knelle in this web site). - Sir Richard married Winifrid, daughter of John Brydges of London. Their daughter Anne married Gregory Fiennes (see the genealogy under Batesford). - Sir Thomas, who married Cecily Baker, was created Baron Buckhurst on 8 June 1567. He was Chancellor of Oxford and became the first Earl of Dorset on 13 March 1603. His son Robert, second Earl, married Margaret Howard. From him descend the Dukes of Dorset (The Parish of Withyham, GBS &SSX Genealogies). This source also states that Margaret Dallingridge represented the families of De la Lynde, Nevill and Courcy. John de la Lynde had married Johanna, daughter of Hugh de Nevill and a Curcy, descended from Richard de Curcy living 1090. - However, in John de Lynde's IPM his wife's name was Clarice, his second wife (The manor of Withiam, SSX Geneal., The Hist. of Antiques of Bucks., & others).
The arms of Sackville are: Quarterly OR and GU, a bend vair. The shields in the windows of Wythiam church show in the first window: Sackville quartered with Dene, Aguillon, Dallingridge, Curzon, Cranfield, Randall, Littleton, Harding, Cope, Howard and Dacre of Gillesland; the second one: Sackville quartered with West, Cantilupe, De la Warre, Tregoz, Ewyas, Gresley. The corresponding crests are for Sackville the Ram's Head and the Estoile and Coronet; for Cranfield an Antelope's Head; for Curzon, a Red Wyvern. - Thus the whole Sackville family is memorized in Wythiam church. One shield shows Sackville impaling Brook (GU a fess AR a lion rampant GU), which family held land in East Grinsted. But how the arms of Sir Robert de Knolles, KG. come to be shown in that church as well, is a riddle.
Walter brother of Edward, son of John, son of John (presumed)
From Sir John Lewknor’s Dynastic Loyalty and Debt: “Walter Dallingridge was the brother of Sir Edward Dallingridge, a leading servant of the earl of Arundel”. According to a footnote to the testament of William Mowbray, his wife was Margaret, daughter and heir of John de Chaumont, who after his death married Walter de Dallingridge (Testamenta Eboracensis). - Her father had died in 1382-3 (IPM, TNA C 136/25/4), and in that year Margaret made her proof of age (TNA C 136/29/10). From that we may deduct that she married Walter about that time. Margaret is the immediate descendant of three John's in row. The family held Stockton in Bulmer Wapentake, Yorkshire (TNA C 241/126/119). - In the Chancery IPM. 21 Henry VI, nº 52 (1443), Walter is named as brother of John, son of Edward (another discrepancy). - Walter was living in 1398. Margaret married thirdly a Cheyney and died 1419-20, so that Walter must have died several years before. That makes me doubt that Walter and Margaret were the effigies in Fletching church.
The Chaumont family came to England from the Vexin. - The Vexin was originally French. Adle or Alix, countess of Vermandois, who married count Hugo of France (d. 1101), whereby he became count of Vermandois and Chaumont (Cart. de Pointoise p. 382). - The Viscounts Chaumont - en Vexin were the chatelains, who had the task to defend the castle with their garrison and to uphold the law. The first known viscount was Golon or Wallon I, who died 1055 or later. His brother Teduin was viscount of Meulan. - Godfrey Vicomte de Pointoise (d. 1079) was elder brother of Golon de Chaumont.
Odo was successor of Golon I, installed by the Capet kings, viscount Chaumont 1068-88. - He was son of IVO count of Beauvais, originally a Paris family, which had been given the castles of Conflans, Creil and Ham by the end of the 10th C. After the death of his father he succeeded as count of Beauvais. His son Geoffrey de Chaumont acted as witness to a charter by the Conqueror, when Duke of Normandy, confirming to the abbey of Marmoutier the donations in the Vexin in 1062 (Cart. de Pointoise, p. 350). Geoffrey witnesses a confirmation charter by the Conqueror to the abbey of Cluny in France, dated 1078-83 (Regesta V.1). - Walter, supposed to be his son, was witness to a charter by William FitzOsborn of Breteuil, grandson of Ralph d'Ivry, count of Bayeux, to the abbey of St. Evroult in Normandy. William F.Osbern died 1070-1 (Ord. Vit. V. 2, p. 399). - C. 1080 Roger de Mucegros and Walter de Chaumont, William de Pacy, a descendant of William FitzOsborn, and others witnessed a charter by Ralf de Tosny, called de Conches, son of Roger de Tosny. He gave 2 measures of vineyard and other land in Normandy to the abbot and monks of Evroult, as well as Alwinton in Worcester, England, with the church and his forest of Wyre in Norfolk, and a carucate of land with appurtenances in Caldecote (Docs FR).
Hugh Francon of a family of Tours in France (d. 1074) was called lord of Chaumont and Gisors in the Norman Vexin (Charpillon-Eure V. 2, p. 289). In 1066-7 he gave the church of St. Ouen in Gisors, where he had founded a priory, to the abbey of Marmoutiers. Hugh's wife was Mathilde who consented with their sons Theobald, Drogo, Hugh and Lambert to the donation. Theobald succeded in 1074, who married Mathilde, daughter of Geoffrey le Rich, son of Bouchard de Montmorency. When Mathilde had fallen ill, she donated rents of her income in England to the abbey of Pointoise (cart. p. 408, CH 126). - It must have been one member of the latter two families who received land in England from the Conqueror.
Osmund de Chaumont or Osmund-le Vieux, lord of the castle of Chaumont, son of Robert, lord of Chaumont in the Vexin. Osmund I of Chaumont had 2 sons, Osmund II and William (Ord. Vit., Bk XII, p. 490 and Bk 10, p. 210). - William de Chaumont, son in law of king Louise le Gros of France, married probably to his illigitimate daughter, is mentioned in the cartulary of the Abbey of St. Père de Chartres on 9 April 1119. They were of the house of Chaumont-Guitry (Cart. de Pointoise p. 368-70).
Please see the different statements above. It seems that the last word of the Dallingridge pedigree has not been spoken yet.
Traces of Walter's activities:
Walter and John Tauk were justices of King Richard II (1377-99).
1374 and 1387 Walter was a mainpernor. - 1375 – Commission to John de Arundel, Walter Dalyngrugge and others to arrest John Basset, William de Tracy and others and commit them to the nearest prison for safekeeping, until further order for their delivery (CPR).
1385 - Grant during the minority of the heir to Walter Dalyngrugg, of the custody of William Upton, bondman of the son and heir of Edward le Despenser, tenant in chief (CPR V.3, p. 54). (See also Edward de Dallingridge's affinity to Despenser). - In 1387 Walter Dalllyngrugge, John Flweslee and two others sued William Cuffele and Joan his wife and John Bradon of Glynde and Joan his wife for a messuage in Clive by Lewes. The property went to Walter and his heirs (SSX FF). - In 1388 Walter was member of a commission of array to set up beacons warning the population of the imminent invasion of the French. - 1390 John Falvesley, kt., Walter Dalyngrugge, Thomas Blast, John atte Broke v. William Cuffele and Joan his wife and John Bradon of Glynde and Joan his wife - a messuage in Clyve by Lewes - It was adjudged to Walter and his heirs again (SSX FF).
1392 commission of peace and of oyer and terminer, along with his brother Edward, William Brenchesle (husband of Joan Batisford), in Sussex. - Walter Dalyngregge of Sussex, John Brimyston, parson of Sutton upon Derwent, and John Bishopton of Yorkshire recognize that they owe to John de Burton, John Ravenser, clerk and others 100 lbs (CCR). - 1393 Walter, William Brenchesle, John Tauke, John Brook, the earls Thomas Mowbray and Richard of Arundel, William Percy were commissioners of peace in Sussex (CPR). - 1394 Walter has a commission of peace and of oyer and terminer with William de Brenchesle and John Brook and others in Sussex (CPR).
1394 and 1397 - he appears in lists headed by John (of Gaunt), Duke of Lancaster, Richard earl of Arundel, and Thomas [Mowbray], earl marshal, in Sussex. The year 1394 also sees him as a member of a commission with John Tauk and John Brokere (Brook) to enquire what lieges of the king were in contact with the French or foreign merchants (CPR).Walter was summoned for array in Sussex in 1394 and 1397. He was living in 1398 (Bodiam and his Lords, SAC). There is a brass in Fletching church showing him and his wife?
1395 John Dallingregge, kt. grants to Thomas Beeston and Hugh Catsby a yearly rent of 20 marks out of his manor of Wilting, Sussex. In case of a plea by his heirs or by Walter Delyngeregge the money is to be levied out of the manors of Sywell, Hannington and Arghinworth in Northampton (CCR).
25 June 1396 John Woodruff, John Conyers, Williama Sauvage sue Walter Dallingridge and Margaret his wife for the manor of Colton and others in Yorkshire, as well as for the manor iof Spridlington in Lincolnshire. Walter and Margaret acknowledge the premises to be the right of the demandants, who grant them to Alice and her heirs, daughter by her first husband William Mowbray, with remainders of the heirs of her body, and successively to William Gascoiigne and his heirs of Elizabeth his defunct wife, then to the right heirs of Margaret. Elizabeth must have been Alice's sister (FF).
From Walter's first official commitment one may assume that he was born about 1350, as Edward had been born in 1346 and went to war aged 21. His marriage was probably in 1383-4, so that his eldest son may have been born about 1384-5.
Katherine sister of Walter , Katherine Lady of Wymering
Kattherine is mentioned as being sister of Walter
The Calendar of Patent Rolls of 1440 show that Katherine, the Lady of Wymering, had married John Botiller of Lymbourne, who had died on Christmans Eve 1377. The escheator states that he held in chief the manor of Wymering in the county of Southampton, which he had granted to several persons. Of them John Cooke, clerk, had survived and granted the manor to Catherine. Thus there was trouble about the inheritance, because his heir is his sister Isabel, aged 40 or more and married to Geoffrey Rokele (CIPM V. 15). - On 17 Feb. 1388 the inheritance is still in the King's hand, as Isabel died before she could sue the king for her inheritance. - Richard Dalyngrygge, pleads that he stands nearer in inheritance being the son of Walter Dalyngridge, her brother. - The King has granted licence to Richard to enter the manor without the manor of Lokerle. - John Botiller had also held a messuage with appurtenances and rent in Lokerle and Tenderle, held of the King in chief. Another inquisition on 6 april 1388 showes that John held also the manor of Lymbourne and that Isabel died shortly after all Saints day. Her heir is her son Richard Wayte aged 30 years and more.
To clarify this subject further, I had to consult once more VCH Hampshire and the manor of Lockerley Boteler, which had been granted to John Boteler in 1293, who had died about 1310, when his widow held the manor in dower. Their son John, who was married to Margaret, wanted to settle the manor on both of them, but was not allowed to do so till he died 1349. His son John was married to Katherine, the Lady of Wymering. He finally received a licence to settle the manor of Lockerle on them in 1375, but died 2 years later (1377!), leaving a daughter Katherine. Katherine of Wymering, the mother, survived and married secondly John de Dallingridge. But which one? - John son of Edward Dallingridge had married Alice, daughter of John Beauchamp of Powick, after the death of her first husband in 1398. John's parents had married presumably between 1370 and 1374.
The only other John available about 1377 would be John, son of John de Dallingridge and Joan de la Lynde, who went with his son Edward to war in France under the leadership of Robert de Knollys at Breval castle. It is known that Edward came back in 1377 with his father as cited above, which makes it possible that he married secondly Katherine, the widow of John Botiler of Lockerley, who had died that year shortly afterwards. The article further says that Katherine the daughter, who had been given the manor by her mother, left the manor of Lockerle to Richard, the son of my Brother Walter. This falls in place if Walter was also son of John and brother of Edward, and her mother in second marriage being married to John Dallingridge, son of John Dallingridge and Joan de la Lynde. Their eldest son Roger was 24 years old at his father's death in 1335-6 or born about 1310. If we assume that his brother John was born about 1318, he would have been 59 in 1377 to marry secondly Katherine de Wymering. Walter and Edward as sons of a first marriage of Walter de Dallingridge would then be half brothers of Katherine Boteler married Stevens, daughter of Katherine Lady of Wymering, who must have been very young at her first marriage and very old at her death in 1440. There is a parallel with Joan de Batesford who lived until 1453 (see Batesford genealogy in this web page).
Katherine, daughter of Katherine and John Boteler
Katherine married John Stevenes (SAC The Castle of Herstmonceaux). - Katherine, widow of John Stevens has died on 14 April 1411. The writ dates of 6 July, inquisition 22 July. She held the manor of Lekerle of the king in socage for a rent of 9 marks yearly. Her heir is Richard, son of her brother Walter aged 16 and more (CIPM V. 19, Hampshire). - June 1412 the escheator of Southampton received order to take the fealty of Richard Dalyngregg, kinsman and next heir of Katherine, late the wife of John Stevenes, for her demesne of the manor of Lokerle, and to cause him to have full seisin (CFR V. 14). - On 20 May 1398 writ to the escheator of Sussex John Brook, who held an inquisition on 19 June regarding the plea of Elizabeth, widow of John Arundel, kt., of her claim of dower in the tenement of Changeton, namely one third of 2 thirds of the manor of Changeton against the archbishop of Coulbery, John Stevens and others - On 29 May John Salerne the sheriff had taken the manor in the king's hand (Inq. Misc. V. 6 p. 99).
Children of Walter:
William, son of Walter died before 1443 without issue
John, son of Edward, his cousin, had in his will entailed Bodiam castle to William and his brother Richard.
At the death of Edward de Dallingridge in 1394, William inherited from him the manor of Ratingden in Sussex, which had been the dower of Alisia (d. before 1401), widow of Roger de Dallingridge, whose heir Edward had been (see above). - William took part at the siege of Rouen 1418, so that he must have been born before his brother c. 1390 (see below). - Next year the King gave to William Dalingrige, esq., all the land etc. in the bailiwick of Caen, which were of Drogo Dameres, kt., and Carol de Leon, his wife. - 1413-22 William had land formerly belonging to Durgoins d'Anières, kt., and his wife in Normandy (Mém. de la Soc. des Ant. en Normandy). Maybe he stayed in France and died there. - At the siege of Rouen Monsieur Dallingrigge bore AR a cross engrailed GU (Some Feudal coats of arms).
Richard, esq., son of Walter
he was aged 15 in 1408 (SAC) or born in 1393 and died without issue 7 Jan. 1470-1 (His IPM given at Chichester). From that we may deduct that his father Walter died in 1408. Richard was aged 21 and more at his mother's death in 1419-20 and was married to Sybil. - Richard held Limborne manor in the Liberty of Havant. In 1441. This manor had been released to Richard de Dallingridge and Sybil his wife by Margaret, wife of William Wayte (VCH Hampshire Vol. 3) Please see above..
In 1422 Richard was knight of the Shire in Sussex and High Sheriff for Sussex and Surrey in 1436 (Magna Britannia).
1428 - Richard Dallingrigge, esq., Roger Fenys, kt., Thomas Lewknor, kt, Thomas Ashburnham and others are witnesses to a deed (Hist.of Hastings Castle). - Richard and Thomas Lewknor (his brother in law) witness a deed of John Pelham the elder (CCR). - In 1429 John Payn of Cockfield appoints John Chalon his attorney to deliver seisin to Richard Dallyngregge and others of lands in Cockfield in exchange for other land in Slynfold (CCHR).
1431, 14 Sept. Richard Wakehursst, John Bolne, John Waleys, John Archer quitclaim to John Payn of Cockfield all rights in lands and tenements called Eyhlonds in Slinfold. John Payn afterwards grants to Richard Dallingridge, William Siney jun., John Bartelot and John Bolne all lands and tenements in Cockfield in exchange for other land in Slinfold (CChR p. 564).
1434 Richard and many other Sussex men, including Ralph Rademeld, had to swear an oath to the bishop of Chichester and the knights of the shire (CPR). The same year he took part in a commission of array in the county of Sussex. That happened also in 1437, when he, Thomas Echingham, Roger Fienles (son of Elizabeth Batisford and William de Fiennes) and others had to array men at arms and archers as an invasion from the sea was expected.
John Earl of Arundel (d. 1435-6) appointed Richard constable of Arundel castle with an annual fee of 10 lbs and other fees at 5 1/2d a day. In 1434-5 he was appointed by the Council Constable of Arundel Castle during the minority of the son and heir of John, earl of Arundel (SAC). - With John earl of Huntingdon, Henry earl of Northumberland, Roger Fiennes, kt. and others he had a commission of array in Sussex in that year (CPR). - In 1436 the abbot of Hyde, Richard Dallingridge and Richard Bernard, kts. had to distribute 140 lbs 13s 2d for coming to Paliament (CFR).
In 1435 Richard became sheriff of the counties of Surrey and Sussex (CFR). - 1436 he was appointed tax collector and distributor of certain sums to impoverished towns etc. The same with the abbot of Hyde in the city of Southampton (CFR V. 16). - In that year Richard Dallingrugge and Nicholas Bernard receive 140 lbs 13s 2d each for attending Parliament in the City of Southampton (CFR). 30 May of that year a commission of array was issued for the county of Sussex, to John, earl of Huntingdon, Henry earl of Northumberland, Reginald de la Ware, Robert de Poynings, Thomas Echingham, Roger Fiennes, knights, and Richard Dalyngregge, esq., and the sheriff (CPR).
1437 Commission to Reginald de la Warre, kt., Richard Dalyngrygge and others to take muster of Richard earl of Warwick and his retinue at Portsmouth (CPR). - The following year John Uvedale, Richard and John Hunte were to enquire who took a bale of cardamon seed in the port of Southampton and other instruments (CPR).
Richard left traces in several charters to Southwick Priory, dated 1439 (PRO 5M50/30-34). - Licence for Richard Dalyngrigge, Nicolas Uvedale, Reginald West, kt., and William Knolle to grant in mortmain to the prior and convent of Southwick certain properties, which had been granted to them by King Edward, the King's ancestor. - Demise for ever from Reginald West, lord la Warre, John Uvedale, Richard Dallyngregge, William Knolle and others to Edward, prior of Southwick and the Convent, of all their messuages and lands in Southwick, Boarhunt Herberd and West Boarhunt. The same: Letter of attorney, Release and quitclaim and in the ensueing inquisition “ad quod damnum” before John Thornburg, escheator of the king.
In 1440 Richard is mentioned as sheriff of Hampshire (The Worthies of England) - Demise from the date of the death of Beatrice, late countess of Arundel, to Richard Dalyngregge of the office of master forester of Worth and Clares within the lordship of Lewes (CPR).
1441 - Commission to Roger Fenys, knight, treasurer of the household, Richard Dalyngrugge and others, to muster men of arms at Portesdon, which Richard Duke of York sends to Normandy and France (CPR). - Sept. 24, John Payn of Cockfield grants to Richard Dalyngregge and others tenements etc. in Cokefeld, in exchange for lands in Slyndfold (Bodleian charters). Commission to Richard, Thomas Uvdale and Thomas Ponde to take muster of Henry Hussey and others of the retinue of the Duke of York (CPR).
1442 - Commission to Richard Dalyngruche, esq., Reynold Cobham, Roger Fenys, kt. and others to take muster of William Eyre, John Popham, kts., Miles Stapleton, John Heron, esq. and 2.260 men at arms, archers and mariners, to accompany the King overseas. 1443 he received another commission in Sussex with Thomas Echyngham and others. In that year the escheator of Sussex had order to remove the King's hand from the castle and manor of Bodiham, the manors of Sheffield, Wanningore, Werplesbourne, Worth, Iford, Iden, Hollington, Wilting, Bolbroke, Greensted, Radingdene etc.to deliver them to the heirs, at the death of Alice, widow of John de Dalyngridge. The same to the escheator of Kent concerning the holdings in Benenden, Sandhurst and Hawkherst (CCR).
1444 Richard Dallyngrigge and Roger Fynes, kt., and others witness a quitclaim by Henry Herting the elder, kt. of Essex, and others to John Grenville the elder and others of manors and lands etc. in Surrey, Sussex, Berkshire, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire (CCR). - 1 July of that year Richard Dallingridge and Sibil his wife, and William Waite of Dunemead and Margaret his wife v. Richard Cook regarding the manor of Limbourne with appurtenances. Richard and Sibil, William and Margaret acknowledge the manor to be the right of Richard Cook who grants and renders it to them for the life of Richard and Sibel. After their death the manor shall remain to William Sidney and Edmund Mille and his heirs for ever (FF).
28 Jan.1447 Edmund Mille quitclaims to Richard Dalyngrugge and SIBIL his wife the manor of Lymbourne and all lands, rents etc. in Warblington, Wade, Nytimber, Blendewirth, Estoke, Westhaye and Hayling, late of John Boteler, son of John Botiler, kt. - The same Edmund quitclaims to Thomas and William Uvedale the younger and others the manors of Wilting and Hollington, which he had by feoffment of Richard Dalyngrygge (CCR).
1448 - Commission in the counties of Sussex and Surrey for William earl of Arundel, the sheriff and Richard to make enquiries about all affairs regarding the king and his hanaper. - The next year commission to John earl of Arundel, Richard and others to muster men of arms and archers to be sent to Normandy.
On 30 Sept.1449 a commission was given to John earl of Arundel, John de Lysle, knight, Richard Dalyngrugge and others to take muster of the men at arms and archers, whom the king will send to Normandy. Five days earlier he was one of the commissioners for Surrey with John Bourchier, Thomas Lewknor, Roger Fiennes and others to collect money for the maintenance of the war. And on Oct.10 he was member of a commission of array together with John and George Lisle, John Seymour and others (CPR). - The muster roll was taken before Thomas Yerde, Richard Dalyngrygge, John Devenish and others of 55 men at arms, 508 archers, in the retinue of the Duke of Somerset, at Winchelsea (Modern Winchelsea, SAC). - Dec. 20, commitment to be sheriff of Southampton (CFR V. 18).
1446 and 1451 - Member of a commission regarding foreign merchants and exportation of wool in Southampton, Hampshire. In 1450 Richard was again sheriff of Hampshire (SAC). On August 8 he was one of the tax collectors in Sussex and for the city of Southampton (CFR).
1451 commission to Richard, Richard Fenys, Thomas Hoo, John Devenysh and others under the earls of Arundel and Worcester and the sheriffs of Surrey and Sussex, to find persons to contribute money to maintain the war with France (CPR).
1452 - Again one of the commissioners to array men and archers in Sussex and to set up beacons etc. (CPR). Also to find persons, who are ready to go to war with the king against the French, who are about to besiege Calais, castles etc. and intend to invade England (CPR 26 Jan. 1452).
27 Nov 1454 (AMS 5871/4) Salehurst. Lands and tenements held of Richard Dalyngregge, esq., lord of Bodiam. - Richard Dalyngrigge, Edward Sackville, Richard Wakehurst, Thomas Echingham and Sir Thomas Lewknor witnessed a deed of Sir Roger Fiennes (SAC). They were all related to each others.
1461 Richard was appointed commissioner with William bishop of Winchester, William earl of Arundel and others to urge the subjects of Southampton to supply well equipped ships at their expense against the French. The following year Richard with the Archbishop of Canterbury, Richard Fenys of Dacre, Robert Oxenbrigge and others were ordered to levy sums of money from those places in Sussex, which had not yet kept watches (CPR).
1470-1 Richard Dallingregge, esq., died seized of the manor of Lymbourne and of lands in La Wade and Warblington, Nytimber, Hayland Island, Estoke, Northstoke and Westhay and Hayling in Hampshire (the latter four had been in the hands of the Botiller family since 1315 (Hist. of Hampshire); Sheffield held of the honour of Leicester, Wanyngore, Warbleton, Ifford, Worth, Radyngton held of the honour of Lewes, Bolbroke, Dalyngryigge held of the hounour of Aquila, Iden, Wilting and Hollington held of the honour of Hastings, all in Sussex (CIPM). Lymbourne had been granted to John Botiller in 1376. - The Sussex holdings were of the Dallingridge inheritance. - Dawson in his History of Hastings V. 2 p. 455 states that he held at his death also the manor of IDEN near Knelle manor as on knight's fee.
Roger Lewknor, son of Richard's sister Philippa, was executor of the will of Richard Dalyngrigge (TNA C 1/41/35). To Roger, his nephew, Richard had bequeathed several properties. Roger had to defend himself against John Wode regarding the reversion of the castle and manor of Bodiam, who claimed it as descendant of Elizabeth de Wardieux's uncle Henry Wardieux (TNA C 141/35), but quitclaimed it later to Roger. Constance, a descendant of Roger's second wife Elizabeth, and her husband Edward Glesham, sold their moiety of Bodiam to John Levett at the beginning of the 17th C (Battle Abbey CH).
1525-7 - (U 269, Centre for Kentisch Studies) Legal records of 2 law suits between Richard Shirley of Wiston and Sir Roger Lewknor regarding payments owing from Dallingridge in East Grinstead, Bolebrook in Hartfield, Broadhurst in Heathfield, Warblesbourne, Selmeston, Iford in Beddingham, Rottingdean, Wanningworth, Bodiam, Iden and others. This Roger was the grandson of Roger, son of Philippa Dallingridge.
Philippa (d. 2 Oct. 1420-1), daughter of Walter, died one year after her mother. She must have been still very young.
Philippa, who was the wife of Thomas Lewknor, kt. and mother of Roger, died seised of West Horsley manor with the advowsom of the church, held of the Barony of Windsor in Surrey. Further she had in dower Berners manor in Iselsdon in Middlesex and a third part of Berners manor in Ikelingham, Suffolk (CIPM).
Philippa's first husband had been Sir Richard Berners, kt,.of West Horsley, (d.1417). - The family came from Bernières-sur-Mer in Calvados near Caen (Lloyd). In 1086 Ralf Berners was tenant of Eudo Dapifer (Eudes de Rie or Rye, son of Hubert de Rie) in Dunmow, Essex (Anglo-Norman Families by Lloyd). Bernières lies 15 km from Rye in Normandy. - From the "Scrope Grosvenor Controversity": Hugh de Bernariis came with the Conqueror to England. He held fife and a quarter of hides in Stepney, Middlesex in 1086 (DB). - The arms of Berners were quarterly OR and VERT. - There exists another Bernières in the Vexin, which was held in the 11th C. by the Vaux family of Ralph de Tosny, a place situated next to it near the Seine and to Connelle.
Hugh de Berners held 3 hides of land of the bishop of Ely in 1082 (Regesta V.1, pp. 43&156). - 1128 The Abbey of Waverley was founded by William Giffard, bishop of Winchester. - Hugh Berners was holding Evresdon in Cambridge as tenant in chief. He had a daughter Wimark, whho married Stephen de Langton, whose grandson was Stepehn Langton, archbishop of Canterbury and cardinal in 1206.
Ralph Berners married to Mabil holds 4 military fees in Essex in 1166 (Liber Rubens). - Ralf de Berners, Jordan de Teyden, and others witnessed a charter by Geoffrey de Magnaville, earl of Essex to the Abbey (Dugdale Monasticon, Ch nº 4) This charter was made in presence of Theobald, archbishop of Canterbury.
Their son William and his wife Beatrice, daughter of Ralph Swynburne, held Berwick Berners in Essex in 1166. - William paid 10s out of his debt of 20s into the Norman Exchequer as pledge for Osbert de Maisoncel. - John fil. Beners John Berners, Walter and William de Berneriis and Hugh pay taxes into the Norman Exchequer in 1180 (V.1) . In 1194 Warin Starkemere burnt his mother's farm at Barleston held of William Berners, and fled (CRR).
Henry and Hugh Berners witness a Letter Patent of William Longspee, earl of Salisbury in 1196-1205 (Docs FR). - Henry accounts for 542 lbs 9s and 10d for earl William of Salisbury for the farm of the county of Wiltshire in 1201. - In 1220, Henry Berners had land in the Hundred of Swaneberge.
1194 Robert Berners and Simon son of Simon get a date for a plea concerning 4 lbs which Simon cedes to Ralph Berners and his daughter Isabel and 40s rent in the manor of Ginges and other rents instead of the 4 lbs (CCR). - On 15 October 1207 the king informs the exchequer to pay to Hugh Gourney 60 lbs yearly which Ronbert Berners used to pay annually for the manor of Ormesby (CCRlit). - Robert Berners on 12 July 1198 receives a grant of the manor of Ormesby in Norfolk (Ancient CH). He farmed certain manors of the Dunstanville's in Wiltshire and Sussex in 1201 (Eyton), for which he pays 8 lbs 11s and 3d (CPR).
Ralph Berners and Isabella his wife are mentioned in Northampton in 1199 and 1201 sueing the prior of the Hospital of Novo Loco for a mill with appurtenances in Abington (CRR V. 2). - On 12 May 1212 the king orders the sheriff of Essex to send Ralph Berners the younger to Picardy to recover 2 military fees in Strahal, which his uncle would not transfer to him, and give Ralph seisin. - On 14 June the king commissioned this sheriff to take all of Ralph's holdings in Essex, including Strahal in Picardy, and to give full seisin to G. Fitz Peter, as Ralph has neglected his service to the king (CCRlit). - On 4 Nov. 1217 Ralf de Berners had returned into the king's service, who gave mandate to the sheriff of Norfolk to give him seisin of all his holdings he had beffore the war (CCRlit). This was King John in his last years with his troubles with his barons and the invasion of prince Louis of France. - On 18 October 1224, as the new King Henry III ordered the sheriff of Essex to give J. bishop of Ely all that Ralph owned in Essex, namely the manors of Brofield, Nigra, Nutley and Newenton, to distribute them to Ralph's associates (CCRlit).- Ralph son of Ralph had law suits with his mother Beatrice, widow of William Berners, concerning her dower in the counties of Hertfordshire, Essex, Middlesex and Suffolk (Ldn. & Mddx FF). Ralph had also problems with William his brother in 1219-20 (CRR).- On 11 Jan. 1229 Ralph was constituted justice in Chelmersford (CFR). - In 1230 the Prior of Colum sues Ralph de Berners for customs and services out of his free tenement in Bernston (Essx FF). - In 1233-4 Ralph de Berners gives 40s to obtain letters of conduct for 2 years to secure his mercantile ship with his merchandise (FFH3). - On 17 October 1248 the sheriff of Suffolk has mandate to remind Edmund abbot of St. Edmund to give at once seisin to Bartholomew Crek, Ralph Berners and William de Beaumont, who are heirs of Nesta de Cockfield of certain lands in Crotche and Semer´without the advowson of the churches, as the last abbot had intruded there (CCR).
John Berners pays 10 marks tax and 5 marks as pledge for Geoffrey Sackville in 1207, and a John 10 marks (CFR). In 1212 John holds Swinburne in Devon of the King (Testa Nevil). He has a law suit with Ralph Berners in 1225 (CFR). On 25 September 1225 John Berners gives half a mark for having a 'precipe' against Ralph Berners for assuming the service to the bishop of Ely for a free tenement in Essex, as Ralf is the mesne lord (FFH3). - In 1233-4 Ralph Berners the elder receives 5 bucks from the King (CCR).
John Berners of Essex in 1241-2 received respite for a payment of a palfrey worth 5 marks (CFR). 1245 John Berners had a court case with Simon FitzRichard for possessions in Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex and Hertfordshire (CCR). 1251-2 he gives half a gold mark to the king to have a charter of warren, and the next year half a mark of gold for a chart and paten letters (FFH3). - On 16 May 1253 John gives half a mark for a writ against Ralph Berners to free him from the service which the bishop of Ely asks from him of a tenement he hold of Ralph in Strethall, Essex (CCHR V. 1). - 1259 he pays half a mark for a writ in Hertfordshire. - John seems to have been married to Beatrix, who in 1270 is sueing Robert de Tybetot for dower in a free tenement in Essex (CCR). Beatrice seems to have died shortly before 1 Dec. 1281. - John lost his manor of Streethall as supporter of Simon de Montfort.between 1265-70.
Ralph Berners (d. 1297) of West Horsley, Surrey, in right of his wife, son of Ralph Berners, kt., of Roding Berners and Maud, daughter of Walter Baron FitzWalter, gives money in 1257-8 to quit a plea from the Bench, for taking an assize of mort d'ancestor, both in Essex, and for an assize of novel desseisin in Suffolk (CFR). In 1266 he is in Ireland and gets protection to come to the King with his household to treat peace (CPR), receiving a pardon in 1267. - In 1270 he is listed with others as rebell, having impeded the late Nicholas Spigornel, sheriff of Essex (CCR). The Earl of Gloucester had confiscated his manors of Rolling and Bernerston and Berwick after the Battle of Evesham, but in 1269 Ralph was treated according the Award of Kenilworth. - In 1273 Ralph de Berners, kt., claims his liberties in his holdings in Berneston and Rothing, Essex (Rot. Hdd. V. 1, p. 157). In 1274 he has 2 mills in the parish of St. Botulphs in Aldgate, London. 1285 Ralph declares that he has the right of gallows and assise of bread and beer in Bernston and Rothing (Plac. quo Warr. p. 237). In 1292 he receives licence to enlarge and enclose his park of Rothing Berners within the forest of Essex by 60 acres (CPR). - In 1279 Ralph had a commission to control the sheriff of Surrey and Sussex, who had the task to destrain certain nobles for knighthood. In 1282 he was summoned to war against the Welsh and had to muster at Worcester. In 1287 hee was ordered to appear with horses and arms to attend a military council at Gloucester. 1295 he was appointed commissioner of array in the counties of Hertfordshire, Essex, Middlesex and London. Lastly enrolled for the defence of the coast in 1296 (Parl. Writs).
On 1 July 1285 Ralph became sheriff of Oxford and Berkshire, and custodian of the Tower of London on 26 Jan. 1289. Further he was named custodian of the archbishop of Canterbury on 10 July 1295 (Kts of K. Edw. I). - He was married secondly to Christina (d. 1317), daughter of Hugh de Windsor, and was dead on 8 Jan. 1297, holding Yseldon manor and the castle of Stotford, rent in Middlesex, West Horseley in Surrey, Ikelingham manor in Suffolk, Berwick and Beaumond manors, as well as Bernston Rothynges in Essex. He held also land in Middlesex, Surrey and Suffolk. - In 1271 Hugh de Windsor had granted the manor of West Horsley in Surrey to Ralph and Christina for a yearly payment to Hugh during his life (VCH Surrey V. 3-Brit. Hist. online). - Edmund their son aged 26 is his heir, in the King's service in Gascony at the time of his father's death (CIPM V. 2).- 1303 John, son of Ralph Berners and Joan his sister (children of Ralph and Maud) sue Edmund Berners (son of Ralph and Christina) for the manor of Berewyck and Rothing, which was right of Edmund, but Ralph and John to hold the premises for life (Essx FF, V. 2, p. 95). - Mentioned on Page 93: Edmund son of Ralph, Christiana his mother, Richard son of Ralph and James his brother.
Edmund de Berners and Amice his wife, and Roger Berners and John Neville have differences regarding the manor and advowson of the church of Ikelingham in Suffolk and Iseldon in Middlesex in 1303 ( Ldn & Mddx FF). - This fine was intended for the heirs of Edmund with remainder to Richard Berners, and to find out what else Edmund had held. It was found that Ikelingham was held by Edmund and his wife Alice. At Amice's death he manor descended to Ralph, son and heir, to John, brother and heir of Ralph and from John to his son James, a minor aged 10 years or more. The manor was held by knight's service of Robert bishop of London, who holds the wardship of his son Richard, a minor (Inq. Misc. V. 5).
Edmund was living 1314. - In 1321 John, son of Edmund, and Richard Berners quarrel about tenements in Westhorsleye, Sende, Wyshele, Ockley, Effingham, Ockhamiston, Chiddingfold in Surrey (CPR), which then is reflected in a petition by Richard to Parliament in 1324.- In 1336 Berwick Berners was conveyed by John, son of Edmund de Berners, to John, son of Ralph der Berners, and Thomas, son of Richard de Berners, released the manor of Westhorsley in Surrey to John, son of Edmund Berners (CCR).- John was married to Elizabeth, daughter of John Stonor, kt., of Oxford, Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas. John died 1354 (CFR). - Please see Belknap Genealgy in this web site.
Roger (d. 1336) paid for land in East and West Horseley, held of bishop Walter Stapleton in Surrey in 1322-3 (CIPM). In 1353 Richard de Beryng sues Roger Berners and Alice his wife for premises in Enefeld (Ldn & Mddx FF). Walter Stapleton, bishop of Exeter, had died, writ dating from 3 June 1326, seised of La Staple in Shyre. This property had been of John le Marshal of Guildford, who had demised it to Roger de Berners for 10 years. During that period Roger had handed that tenement on to the bishop (CIPM). Roger in 1336 held a messuage, 20 a of land, 10 a of wood in East Horsley of the prior of Christ Church in Canterbury, which he had given to Walter, late bishop of Exeter, without the prior's licence. At that date Roger had died as per writ to William Trussel, escheator on 23 Sept., and inquisition at East Horsley on 14 Oct. of that year (CIPM).
John Berners and Lora his wife sue Roger Nyther and Alice his wife for a messuage and land in Rothing Beauchamp (Essx FF, V. 3, p. 25). 1337 John son of Edmund Berners v. Thomas son of Richard Berners concerning the manor of Beaumont. The deforciant quitclaimed for 100 marks (Essx FF, V. 3, p. 41). - 1336 John son of Edmund v. John son of Ralph regarding the manor of Berewick by Rothing and land and rent in Rothing Abatisse. - The deforciants to hold for life (Essx FF. 3, p. 39).
In 1353 John, son of Edmund's son John, held two military fees in Iseldon, once of Elizabeth, wife of John de Berners (Feudal Aids). He died 1375 (CFR), when the escheators of different counties enquired about his holdings: Westhorsley in Surrey, the manors of Berners in the town of Iseldon and Stebenhithe in Middlesex, the castle of Stortford, the manors of Berners Rothyng, Berners Beaumond, land in Creppynges in the town of High Estre, and land and wood in the town of Leaden Rothyng in Essex. Further Berners Hall in Ikelingham, held from the manor of Lamershe in Suffolk, land in Dunmow, the church of Berneston in Essex. - John Berners and Katherine his wife sue Hugh Serle and Alice his wife for a messuage and land in Theydon Gernon, Essex. The deforciant quitclaimed for 20 m (Essx FF, p. 71). This was Katherine, sister of William de St. Omer.
Their son was the unhappy, executed James (b. 6 March 1360 at Horsley), Lord of West Horsley and father of Sir Richard, by Anne, daughter of John Barew (d. 1402). - James de Berners, kt., made his proof of age on 13 May 1381. His godmother was Eleanor countess of Ormond. (CIPM V. 15, Surrey). - James received from the King the Priory of Wilmington in Sussex instead of an annuity of 100 lbs. After his death Sir Edward Dallingridge and Thomas Wisbech succeeded to the grant of this Priory in 1389. James was member of the King's household and Knight of the Chamber. As such he got empeached by the Lords Appellants as favourite of King Richard, arrested on 4 Jan. 1387-8 and committed to the custody of the Constable of Bristol Castle. In the next Parliament at Westminster he was accused of High Treason with Tresilian, Chief Justice, the Archbishop of York, Robert Belknap and others, and pronounced guilty by the Commons. Lord Berners and Sir Beauchamp of Holt were sentenced to be executed and their lands forfeited. They lost their heads in the Tower on 12 May 1388. James was 27 years old at that time. - Richard Kympton in 1393 held tenements and land in Waldon Regis, Hertfordshire, late of James Berners (CFR). - On 16 May 1397 Thomas Mortimer was appointed to the keeping of 'Bernershall', the manor of Iklyngham in Suffolk. The horses of the also attainted bishop of Chichester and of James were sent to the treasury to be sold (CFR V. 10). - 1399 Order to the escheator of Essex to take into the King's hand the manors of Berneston and Rothing Berners due to the minority of the son and heir of James Berners. - James died seised of Berners manor in Suffolk and 3 messuages, 3 tofts and 170 a of land in Walden Regis, Hertfordshire (CIPM). - The arms of Sir James Berners, Richard Berners' father, were quarterly Or and Vert (Controversity Scrope Grosvenor).
After the death of James various commissions were held to inquire which possessions and at which value he had at the day of his death. In 1388 he held in Essex and Hertford Rothing Berners, the manor of Berneston and Beaumont. Further Ikelingham and the manor of Bernerbury in Middlesex held of the manor of Hiselden Berners. Berners was held of the inheritance of John de Berners, kkt. Of the king he had messuages and land in Waldon (Inq. Misc. V. 59).
In 1389 The Council allowed Anne, his widow, to take hold of the manor of Berwyck Berners with appurtenances, in Essex, and all other lands etc.for a payment into the Exchequer, which John Gildesburgh, kt, held for life by grant of John Berners, kt. - Anne married secondly John Bryan. In 1399 John Bryan and Anne his wife argue that King Richard had granted to her and James and the heirs of their bodies the manor of West Horsley with the park. They obtain it with remainder to Richard, son of Anne and James (CPR). 1399 CPR: Whereas John Bryan and Anne his wife, late the wife of James Berners, kt, have shown that King Rich.II by letters patent granted to her and the heirs of her body by the said James the manor of Westhorsley with the park etc. - Anne died in 1403 (CFR) - The inquisition dated 21 August 1403 showes that sheheld the manor of West Horseley with the advowson, park and warren by grant of King Heenry IV in chief. Her heir is her son Richard aged 21 or born 1382 (CIPM V. 18). - Edmund Berners held Iseldon manor and Stortford castle in Middlesex in 1391 by covenant with the bishop of London (CIPM).
On 12 June 1391 the bishop of London asked for the manor of Iseldon from the time of the death of James Berners, as this manor had been lately granted to Richard Berners, a minor, whose wardship he also requests (CPR). Subsequently, the escheator in Middlesex had order to give Robert, bishop of London, livery of the ward of the manor of Iseldoun and of Richard, son and heir of James Berners (CCR). - The sheriff of Essex was ordered to restore the manor and advowson of Beaumont to Richard, son and heir of James (CCR).
Richard had premises in Hendon in 1402 (FF). - On 15 Nov. 1405 he had licence for 10 marks to enfeoff John Bryan and others of the manor of West Horsley in Surrey, held in chief, and to grant the same to him and Isabel his wife, late the wife of Robert Morley, kt. (CPR). The following year the Feet of Fines refer to the manors of Iseldon or Bernersbury, and Crippinger in Essex for Richard and Isabel his wife. - 1406 Richard Berners and Isabel his wife sue John Bryan and others for the manors of West Horslegh, Surrey, Iseldon or Bernerbury in Middlesex and Cryppinge in Essex, to hold by Richard Berners, esq. (Essx FF). - [The names printed in fat constitute the descent of Richard de Berners, with one exception, as per genealogy taken from 'The Hist. Ant. of Hertfordsh.).
Note: Douglas Richardson states that Richard Berner's wife was Isabel Moleyns, and that Margery was probably their daughter and not Philippa's. - Nicholas Berners in 1420 appears in the Essex Fines. He may be the son of Richard and Isabel. - Douglas Richardson maintains that Richard Berners died on 6 August 1412, whereas the CIPM V. 4, p. 27 under the title 'Escaet' de anno Quinto Henrici Quinti' of 1417 gives his holdings as Westhorsley, held of Windsor castle, Bernersbury in Ifelden and Ikelyngham manor in Middlesex. On the other hand Richardson gives Philippa by her second marriage with Sir Thomas Lewknor 2 sons, Roger and Nicholas. If Richard had really died in 1412, Philippa could have had more sons with Thomas Lewknor. The Lewknor genealogy published in SAC confirms that Philippa had the sons Roger and Nicolas with Thomas Lewknor.
In 1409 Richard Berners received licence for 20 marks to enfeoff certain persons in Kent of the manor of West Horseley, Surrey, and for them to grant the manor to Thomas Knolles, citizen and alderman in London (see Knolles), and others. The latter then were to grant the manor to Richard Berners and Philippa his wife for life with remainder to their heirs., meaning that Richard and Philippa were married in 1409. - In 1410 Master John Middleton, clerk, quitclaims to Richard Berners and others the manor of Chalfhunte St. Giles, called 'le Vache' and land there and in other places (CCR). In 1411 the escheator of Huntingdon was to procure dower to Lucy, widow of Edmund earl of Kent comprising Ikelyngham, lately held by John Berners.
Richard died on 2 Oct. 1417 seized of West Horseley, held of the castle of Windsor, Surrey, Bernerbury in Ifelden and Ikelyngham manor in Middlesex (CIPM). - Philippa who was the wife of Richard Berners, kt., holds West Horsley manor and the advowson of the church of the Barony of Windsor in Surrey (CIPM). - Another CIPM V. 30 showes that Richard died on 6 August 1412, writ 17 October 1417 holding Horseley manor in Surrey,. Inquisition 8 October. His heiress is his daughter Margery aged 7 and more Thomas Lewknor and Philippa Dallingridge, widow of Richard Berners hold West Horseley since his death. Writ 6 December 1417, inquisition 4 March 1418: Richard held the manor of Barnesbury on 24 Oct. 1417. Thomas Lewknor, kt., and Philippa hold one third in dower. There were further inquisitions in Norfolk and Suffolk on 2 December 1417.
West Horseley manor in Surrey was held by the Windsor family since 1086, when Walter son of Other, was the owner. 1271 Hugh de Windsor had granted the manor to Ralph Berners and Christina his wife, thought to have been Hugh's daughter. Edmund was their son.
- Philippa's and Richard's daughter Margaret or Margery, was firstly married at the age of 15 to John Fereby, who on 8 Feb. 1423 was appointed Comptroller of the Household of Henry VI (Proceedings of the Privy Council). On 13 July 1408 John Feriby the younger, son of Hugh Feriby of Barton, and Robert Webster received the keeping of 2 messuages and land in South Feriby (CFR). John had been present at the Battle of Agincourt 1415. - In 1426 and 1436 John had been sheriff of Surrey and Sussex. In the latter year he was ordered to deliver the counties of Surrey and Sussex to William Peyto (CRF). - John died without issue in 1441-2, seised of Berners manor in Ikelyngham and the advocation of the church in Suffolk (CIPM).
1423 John Halle, escheator in Surrey, has order to give to John Fereby and Margery his wife seisin of the manor, park, warren and advowson of West Horsley, as Philippa at the day of her death held the premises for life by grant of Thomas Knolles, citizen and alderman of London, and others to Richard Berners late her husband and her, and to the heirs of their bodies, and that Margery, daughter of the said Richard and Philippa, then within age and in ward of the late king, is their next heir, and John Fereby, who has taken the said Margery to wife, has proved her age before John Halle, and the king has taken his fealty (CCR and CIPM V. 4, p. 82).
In 1433 an indenture of a fine was concluded between John Corve, Thomas Haydok and Ralph Wymeldon pet. and John Feriby and Margery his wife, def. regarding the manor of West Horsleegh, which they are granted by the petitioners (Descr. Cat. of Anc. Deeds) - 1436 John Corve and others and John Fereby and Margery his wife concerning the manor of Berners in Ikelingham and the advowson in Suffolk, Cripynges in Essex and Bernersbury in Iseldon, Middlesex (CFR). - 1438 Stephen Frensshe quitclaims to William Ludlow the manor in Appleton in Berkshire called Quarelstede, which Stephen had jointly with John Fereby (CCR). - 1440 Order to the sheriff of London to pay to John Fereby and Richad Redwold 12d dayly granted for life for the survivor (CCR).
John Fereby is mentioned several times in Sussex, once when he defended the coast against the French and was taken prisoner.
Margery Berners (d. 1475) married secondly Sir John Bourchier, KG, (d. 1474), youngest brother of Henry second Earl of Essex (1404 - 4 April 1483), uncles of King Edward IV. - They descended of John Bourchier of Stansted, Essex, judge of the Common Pleas, married to Helen, daughter and heir of Walter of Colchester. Their son was Robert. - He was Lord Chancellor on 14 Dec. 1340 (Inq. Misc. V. 2). - In 1346 William de la Hay had granted to Sir Robert Bourchier the manor of Greenstead and was therefore summoned to Parliament on 20 Nov. 1348 as a Peer, Lord Bourchier (VCH Essex). He died of the plague in May 1349, having been married to Margaret Prayers, daughter of Sir Thomas Prayers of Sibil Hedingham, Essex, and his wife Anne of Essex. They had the sons John, KG, William. - As Lord Chancelor the king had granted him 100 lbs yearly for life on 12 May 1349.
John his son (d. 21 May 1400) succeeded and married Elizabeth Coggeshall, daughter of Sir John Coggeshall of Essex. - On 10 Dec. 1349 the escheator of Essex had to restore to John and Robert's widow Maud the tenements Robert had held before his death, namely the manor of Morton and the lands in Grensted and Wodehall, as well as tenements in Messinge and Retignden. Shortly before Robert's death he and his son John in 1349 had witnessed an enrollment of release by William Godin of Bockinge, Essex (CCR V. 9). - On 15 March 1350 Peter de Boxsted, escheator of Essex and Hertfield, had to give seisin to John of all the lands which his father Robert Bourchier, kt., held in chief at his death, after John had proved his age. (CCR V. 9). - The CIPM ofJohn de Vere, earl of Oxford showes that he held the manor of Baeuchamp Otes of John de Bourchier. - On 13 Februry 1382 John held the manor of Little Malden in Essex with the advowson of the Hospital of St. Giles, where he presented John de Byrlingham with the consent of the bishop. Later Amory Shurland, clerk, who was instituted by the bishop in the time of king Edward III. Later he enfeoffed Simon, then bishop of London who became archbishop of Canterbury and others (Inq. Misc. V. 4). This was to claim his right because another person had been installed by the sheriff.
John Bourchier, KG. died in 1400 seised of the manors of Hundene, Thirlow and a message and land in Wrotting Magna and Bernston in Suffolk, a messuage in London, in Bishopsgate 12 shops, and in Essex of the manors of Fordham Parva, Morton, Totham Magna, Tolleshunt (once of Tregoz), Stanstede, Messing and Langford, as well as messuages and land in several places mentioned in a long list (CIPM V. 18). As per inquisitions held at London, Essex and Suffolk show that the overlords were Lady Bardolf, the earl of March, the honour of Clare, the honour of Bologne, Walter F. Walter, thhe earl of Oxford and others. The heir was his son Bartholomew aged 30 years and more
Bartholomew (d. 18 May 1409). He had made his will on 30 March 1409. He was twice married. By his second wife, Idoine Loveyn (d. 12 Sept. 1410) They had an only daughter Elizabeth (d. 1 July 1433), who succeeded her father aged 11 in 1409 as Baroness Bourchier (CIPM V, 18) -. She married firstly Sir Hugh Stafford, kt., (d. 25 Oct. 1420,) and secondly Sir Lewis Robesart (d. 1431). At her death she held a messuage in Fridaestrete, London. - Her mother Idonea held a house in London with a garden which went to Elizabeth aged 11.. Her land in Essex was partitioned under her children of her first and second marriage. Thomas Glavant aged 22, son of John Glavant of her first marriage and Eleanor who married John FitzRauf., daughter of Edmundd Bgrokesbourne of Idonea's second marriage, aged abou 16 years daughter of Edmund Brokesbourne (CIPM V. 15).
William, viscount Bourchier, second son of Robert and Margaret Pryers, succeeded his brother. He married Eleanor de Louvain (1345). William held her lands in custody (CIPM V. 10). - The Louvain family is known in England since King Henry I married secondly Alice de Louvain of Flanders. On 29 October 1269 Matthew Louvain and his heirs received free warren in his demesne lands in Essex and Bidelston Suffolk (CCHR V. 2). - On first May 1336 there was an inspeximus and confirmation charter for Thomas Louvain, cousin and heir of Matthew based on a charter based of 2 March 1268, confirming a charter by Kin Henry I (1100-35). dated at Argentan in Normandy. - Eleanor's father had died in 1358. The writ dates of 6 June 1359 and his heirs are his daughters Isabel and Eleanor. who are in the King's ward. John held the manor of Exstons with the advowson of the church in chief. Isabel and John's widow Joan have died and Bartholomew Bourchier, kt., holds the manor since (CIPM).
William Bourchier and Adam Peche contested for the manors of Broxheved and Rothing Aytrop in Essex and the manors of Hopton and Drynkeston atte Goos, 2 messuages and and rent in Ratlysden, Felsham and Gedding in Suffolk. The verdict was that they should hold of the chief lords, with remainder to the right heirs of William (Essx FF, V. 3, p. 146). - Elinor descended of Godfrey de Louvain had paid 120s and 1 mark scutage in the honour of Eye in 1201 (Chanc. Roll). He died 1225-6. His son Matthew rendered homage to the king for 10 knight's fees, held in chief, for which he had to pay 100s each for his relief and died 1261 (FFH3). & (CFR Tower, p. 141). Matthew was born 1237 and died 1301. In 1276-7 he was summoned to war in Wales and 1300-1 to war againsst the Scots (Parl. Writs). - He had a son Thomas and a grandson John (d. 1347), whose daughter was Alianor. Alinor had a sister Isabel. (The Peerage V. 5, p. 158). - William and Eleanor had an only son
William, aged 23 in 1397, when he did fealty for his father's lands CFR). - He became earl of EU on 10 June 1419 and died on 28 May 1420. He married Anne, Countess of Stafford, eldest daughter and heir of Thomas de Woodstock, Duke of Gloucester, youngest son of King Edw. III and Philippa of Heinault, and Eleanor de Bohun (d. 3 Oct. 1399), daughter of Humphrey de Bohun, Earl of Hereford, Essex and Norhampton, a Braose descendant, and Joan FitzAlan, daughter of Richard FitzAlan earl of Arundel and his second wife Eleanor de Lancaster. Anne married first Thomas Stafford, earl of Stafford, and secondly Earl Edward Stafford, his brother with whhom she had a son John. The writ for his inquisition dates of 9 Aug. 1403 for Northampton, Hereford and Wiltshire, and 22 Sept. 1403 for Hampshire (CIPM V.18). Anne and Edmund were the parents of Humphrey, Duke of Buckingham, one year old at his father's death. Edward died 21 July 1403 at the battle of Shrewsbury (Coll. Topogr. & Geneal. V.1). - The marriage of Anne and William had taken place on 20 Nov. 1405. Anne was born in April 1388 and died 16 Oct.1438.
On 23 January 1411 William, Edmund Forde and the sheriff of Gloucester had to inform about the value of the possessions of the abbey of Kingswood (Inq. Misc. V. 2 p. 229). - John Hende, citizen of London, in 1416 transferred with warranty his manor of Masherchisbery in Whigte Rothing, Essex, with appurtenances to William Bourchier and others. By letter of attorney to John Lukes and William Clerk he let them have seisin. John Hende further gave to the same persons his manors in Essex with appurtenances, named. As witnesses appear John Howard, William Coggeshale and others. Finally he conveyed his manors in Kent to them and gave them seisin by his attorneys (CCR V. 5). - In 1415 John Tyrell, John Cornwallis and Edmund Trumpour, clerk, sued William Bourchier, kt., and Anne his wife for 3 messuages, land and a ferry in West Thurrok. William lost and received 100 marks (Essx FF, V. 3, p. 263). - The King had William first appointed Governor of Eu and later made him earl of Eu, as descendant of the counts of EU, on 28 May 1420 (Mém. de la Soc. des Antiqu. de Normandy), due to a marriage of Maud of EU with a Bohun of Herefordshire in the 12th C. On 13 April 1420 William Bourchier, count of EU, claimed the patronage and presentation to Brancourt, St. Martin-le Gaillard (home of the St. Martin de Gaillard family, anciently) and other places in the county of EU (Descript. et Hist. de la Haute Normandie). He had been at the Battle of Agincourt in 1415. - William had been treasurer of England 1455-6 (Coll. Topogr. and Geneal. V. I).
On 14 November 1432 Anne, countess of Stafford had received a grant by mainprise of Humphrey earl of Stafford, Henry Bourchier, count of EU and Richard Hastings, kt. the marriage of John, son and heir of John duke of Norfolk and earl marshal, deceased, a minor in tje King's ward., for a payment of 2000 lbs payable within three years in instalments (CFR p. 117). - On 24 February next year Anne, countess of Stafford and Hereford, Henry Bourchier and Thomas Bourchier, clerk, received the keeping of all the castles, manors and lands in Devon, Somerset and Wiltshire, held by Richard Hankeford, kt., at his death. This was the inheritance of his wife Elizabeth and their daughters Thomasine, Elizabeth and Anne, minors (CFR). - On 23 October 1460 Thomas archbishop of Canterbury and Anne duchess of Buckingham, widow of Humphrey duke of Buckinham, are granted the keeping of all the castles, honours, manors, lordships etc. , which were of the Duke in England and in the town of Calais, held at his death, as Henry, his kinsman and heir is a minor (CFR V. 19 p. 284).
William's and Anne's children were:
Henry (d. 1 April 1483), created Viscount Bourchier in 1446 and earl of Essex 1461. He was married to Isabel Plantagenet (d. 2 Oct-1484), daughter of Richard Duke of York, earl of Cambridge, and his first wife Anne Mortimer. Isabel was aunt of King Edward IV and sister of Richard Duke of York. She was countess of Devon and died on 2 Oct. 1484 - Henry's arms were in 1430 quarterly 1 and 4 a cross engrailed between 4 water bougets, and 2 and 3 billety, a fess of Louvaine (Cal. of seals V. 2 by Birch). - He was Baron Bourchier 1433, Viscount Bourchier 1446 and Earl of Essex 30 June 1461. At his death his son and heir Henry was a minor (Grants of the Crown). - They had seven sons. The eldest,
- Edward died in 1460, the same year as his uncle Richard
- William (d. 14 April 1471 at the Battle of Barnet) was married to Anne Woodville, daughter of Richard Earl Rivers and Jaquette de Luxembourg, widow of the earl of Bedford. Anne remarried secondly George earl of Kent and was sister of Elizabeth, Queen of King Edward IV. - Their daughter Cicily married Walter Devereux, Lord Ferrers of Chartley, whose son Walter married Mary Grey, da. of Thomas Marquis of Dorset and Margaret Wotton (see Wotton genealogy). Thomas was eldest son of Elizabeth Woodville, the later Queen, and her first husband John Grey, whose mother was Elizabeth Ferrers of Chartley, the sole heiress. - On 6 February 1454 thne king had granted Jaquetta de Luxembourg, duchess of Bedford, to sue for her dower in all the castles, manors, etc. of which the Duke was seised at his death in fee simple in England, Jersey, Gernesay and Calais. For that her new husband, Richard Woodville, had to pay a fine for having married her without the king's licence. - On 26 November 1468 the king grants to Richard Woodville, earl Rivers, constable and treasurer of England and father of Elizabeth, queen of England, free chace and warren in all his demesne lands in Northampton and England (CCHR V. 6, p 234).
- Henry (dsp 12 Aug. 1458) married Elizabeth, baroness Scales, daughter and heir of Thomas Lord Scales, seneschal of Normandy, and Emma, daughter of John Walesborough of Devon and Joan Raleigh. Thomas d. 25 July 1460. Elizabeth remarried Anthony Woodville, Lord Scales in her right, eldest brother of the Queen, son of Richard Woodville, Earl Rivers and Jaquette de St. Pol or Luxembourg. Elizabeth died without issue on 2 Sept. 1473. Anthony married secondly Margaret, also without issue, and was decapitated 25 July 1483 (The Peerage V. 7, pp. 71-3).
- Humphrey married in 1446 Joan Stanhope, elder daughter of Sir Richard Stanhope and his second wife Maud, sister of Ralph Cromwell of Tattershhall castle in Lincoln.
- John, and Fulk
- Thomas and his brother William Bourchier were several times engaged in offices and mandates of the King and received wardships.
- Isabel died young.
The data of Henry and Isabel and their children are taken from a Psalter with autograph of T. Bourchier, on which was found the following coat of arms: Quarterly, 1 and 4, AR a cross GU; 2 and 3 GU, a fess AR between 12 bezants, 3,3 and 3,2,1; impaling quarterly France and England, a label of 3 points AR, each bearing 3 Torteaux. Supporters, two eagles AR armed and beaked OR, the bird on the left stands on a fetterlock OR and Bourchier knot. These are the arms of Henry Bourchier, Earl of Essex, and of his wife, Isabel, sister of Richard Duke of York (Coll. Topogr. & Geneal. V. 1).
On 19 May 1426 Henry II was made a Knight of the Bath (The Knights of England V. 1). - In 1433 the King gave order to give Henry Bourchier, first earl of EU, son of William Bourchier, kt., seisin of the manors of Marton, Little Maldon, Tolleshunt and Little Fordham and livery of the manors of Quesay and Manhulle and further manors, lands etc. (CCR).
1441 Henry Bourchier, count of Eu, lord Bourchier, received licence to grant to Humphrey duke of Gloucester, Richard duke of York, William Bourchier, John Bourchier, Thomas Knolles and others the manor of Morton, a messuage and land in Great Raynes, Essex, the manors of Tolleshunt and Little Maldon with land in Tolleshunt Tregos, Oveseye etc., and to grant those again to the count, with successive remainders to William, Thomas and John Bourchier and the heirs of their bodies (Henry's brothers), and to the right heirs of Bartholomew Bourchier (CPR). - 1481 pardon to the King's kinsman, Henry Bourchier, earl of Essex, and Isabel his wife, Thomas Bourchier, kt., John Bourchier, kt. and others, of all alienations etc. of the manor of Little Maldon without licence (CPR).
Grant to John Josselyn of the office of auditor of the accounts of all castles, lands, etc., late of Henry Bourcher, kt., earl of Essex, during the minority of Henry Bourchier, kt., his kinsman and heir, son of his son William Bourchier, late lord Bourchier (CPR). - 1467 The King concedes to William Bourchier, kt., son and heir of Henry earl of Essex and Anne Woodville, his wife, sister of Elizabeth, Queen of England, the manors of Bures with Netherhall and Overhall, with a tenement called Ropers in Essex and Suffolk, and the manor of Leigham in Suffolk as military fee, late of James earl of Wiltshire, attainted (CIPM). - Henry's brothers:
Thomas (d. 30 March 1486) studied at Oxford, where he was chancellor 1434-7, Dean of London 1433, bishop of Worcester 15 April 1435, elected bishop of Ely 20 Dec.1443 and Archbishop of Canterbury 1454. He was promoted Cardinal of St. Cyriac in 1464. The office of Chancellor of England he held from March 1455 till 11 Oct. 1461.- On 15 April 1463 the new king Esward IV inspects and confirms to Thomas archbishop of Canterbury the charters of the kings since king Henry I to him and his predecessors and sussessors for the privileges and liberties, which are given in detail, they had had (CCHR V. 6 p. 192-4). - In succession Thomas crowned Edward IV on 29 June 1461, Richard III and Henry VII. - In his will he mentions his nephews Henry, earl of Essex, Sir Thomas Bourchier, the elder, Sir Thomas the younger, who received his manors of Eynesford and Halsted in Kent, and Thomas's son Edward. This will is dated 27 March 1486 in his palace at Knole, Kent.. He died 3 days later. He had bought Knole from James Fiennes, Lord Say and Sele and rebuilt it spendidly (Arch. Cantiana). Thomas lies buried in the north side of the choir of Canterbury Cathedral where he has his tomb.
In 1466 Anne, duchess of Exeter, the king's sister, had licence to grant for life certain manors and lands to the king's kinsman, Thomas (Bourchier), archbishop of Canterbury, Henry (Bourchier), earl of Essex, and others (CPR). - In 1473 Elizabeth, queen of England, King's consort, Thomas Cardinal Archbishop of Canterbury, Richard Fenys, Lord Dacre, and others were appointed to administer the Prince of Wales' possessions in the principality of Wales, the duchy of Cornwall and the counties of Chester and Flint in Wales, etc.(CPR). - As archbishop of Canterbury Thomas writes a list in 1480 of some of the Kent properties of the See destined for John Morton bishop of Ely and others (Centre for Kentish Studies U 1450/T7/86). He also witnessed a London charter as Thomas Cardinal Archbishop of Canterbury (Cal. of Letter books of the City of London). - In 1485 Thomas, the King's kinsman, Cardinal Archbishop of Canterbury, was granted the custody of the castles etc. late of Henry earl of Essex and Isabel his wife, countess of Essex, tenants in chief, deceased, except certain manors like Bourchiers in Rewenhale and 23 further manors in Essex, as well as the lordship and manor of Pundale (CPR).
William Lord FitzWarin, (died 1469 -72), whose second wife was Catherine Affeton. By his first wife Thomasine, daughter and heir of Sir Richard Hankford and Elisabeth, sister and heir of Fulk Lord FitzWarin, he became ancestor of the Lords FitzWarine (Sir Richard Hankford was grandson of Sir John Harris of Radford had married Katherine Hankford, daughter of Sir William Hankford of Devon, Chif Justice of the Bench). - On the Quinzaine of Easter 1443 Nicholas Ayssherton, Robert Joce, William Hundeston and John Wydeslade sue William Bourchier and Thomasia his wife for the manors of Tawstock, Nymet Tracy, Bampton and borough of Bampton, and the advowsons of Tawstock and Nymet Tracy with appurtenances; In Exeter and Crediton half the manor of Milton Damerel with appurtenances; manors in Devon, Berkshire, Yorkshire, Staffordshire, land in Somerset. In Herefordshire the castle and manor of Whittington with the advowson and appurtenances, and Redcastle in Shropshire with possessions in Wales. As this is the right of Robert by gift of the deforciants, he grants the holdings back to them and their heirs of their bodies with remainder to the right heirs of Thomasia (Wilts. FF). - Their only son was
- Fulk, who was married to Elizabeth Dinham. He died 12 Sept. 1479. His testament dates from 1 April 1475. He deposed that if he died in foreign countries, he wished to be buried near to the spot where he had died, and if in England, then in the Chapel of our Lady adjoining to the churchyard at Baunton, near to the grave of the Lady Thomasine my mother. Futher that a marbel stone with inscription should rapidly be laid upon the grave of his father and another one on that of his mother. His wife Elizabeth was appointed as the executrix of his will. This will was proved on 10 Nov. 1480 (Testamenta Vetusta V. 1, p. 342. - Fulk's son was
-John Lord FitzWarin, created earl of Bath 1536. He was married to Cecily Daubeney, sister and heir of Henry Earl of Bridgewater. She was his second wife of three, Felicia the first and Elisabeth the third not having any issue (Coll. Topogr. and Geneal. V. 2 p. 8). John died 30 April 1539. His son
- John Bourchier, Lord FitzWarin, was created Earl of Bath in 1536. He was married to Eleanor Manners, sister of Thomas Manners, 1st earl of Rutland. -This line petered out in 1654.
- Henry Bourchier, earl of Bath married Mary, daughter of Sir John Frey and Agnes, daughter of John Danvers of Cothrop, widow of Sir John Say, kt., under treasuror of Queen Elizabeth I. Mary's sister Elizabeth was married to William Blount, Lord Mountjoy and later Sir Edward Stanhope.Her sister Isabel married Robert Harbottell of Lasingthorpe, Rutland (Middlesex Genealogies).
Eleanor married John Mowbray in Nov. 1474, son of John Mowbray Earl of Norfolk, and his wife Katherine Nevill. He succeeded his father in 1432 as Duke of Norfolk (FMG).
Sir John, Lord Berners, 4th son, born c.1415, died 10 May 1474. - The arms of Bourchier were AR a cross engrailed GU between 4 water bougets SA. - John Bourchier, KG:, 1st baron Berners 1454-74, had 1 and 4 Bourchier and 2 and 3 Berners, quarterly OR and VERT as arms.
In 1442 Richard Combe and others, and John Bourchier and Margery (Berners), his wife, made a fine for the manors of Beaumont and Crippynges in Essex, the manor of West Horsley in Surrey, the manor of Berners in Ikelyngham in Suffolk, and Bernersbury in Iseldon in Middlesex (CFR).
In 1446 Roger Landon sues John Bourchier and his wife Margery for seven messuages with appurtenances and rent in Wokingham, Berksire. They quitclaim to Roger with warranty the premises as their gift, receiving 200 marks (Wilts. FF). - John Bourchier was summoned to Parliament as Lord Berners in May 1454. On 6 April 1453 Humhrey Duke of Buckingham, Henry Viscount Bourchier, earl of EU, John his brother, lord Berners, Thomas Lewknor Philippa's de Dallingridge second husband, and others were committed of the guardianship of the temporalities of the deceased John, archbishop of Canterbury (CFR V. 19). That year Thomas Slyfeld demises to John Bourchier, kt, lord Berners, Richard Fynes kt, Robert Fynes and many others all his land in Southwark, Surrey (CCR).
In 1461 John, constable of the king's castle of Windsor, was appointed to procure workmen and artisans for the repair of the castle and manor in Windsor, as well as for certain outlying lodges (CPR). - Further commissions with others to take into the king's hands the castle of Egleshale and the town and castle of Stafford with all the goods: and at another occasion to arrest rebels in the counties of Derby and Stafford (CPR). Other commissions were issued to him and others in the following years.
In 1464 Thomas (Bourchier) archbishop of Canterbury, John Bourchier of Berners, kt. and two earls had commission to array in the counties of Southampton, Surrey, Sussex, Essex, Kent, Norfolk, Suffolk, Hertford, Cambridge, Huntingdon and Middlesex (CPR). - 1465 Richard Wysbyche of Guildford, Surrey, makes a gift of all his goods to John Bourchier, lord Berners and others (CCR).
In 1468 John Bourchier received the manor of Kenne Hennington in Somerset and Baliford and Kenne in Devon as military fees of the King, once of Thomas Courtney, earl of Devon (CPR). - He had further commisions in 1473.
John Bourchier, Lord Berners, KG, made his will on 21 March 1473 and died 10 or 16 May 1474. He wished to be buried in the chapel of the monastery of St. Peter of Chertsey, Surrey. To his wive he left two cups of gold and made her chief executrice of his wil, with their son Thomas, and Thomas, the cardinal. He wanted to make sure that his will was performed, and to see to it that his wife received dower in all his lands in Staffordshire for term of her life. The will was proved on 21 June 1474 (Testamenta Vetusta).
1475 Margery who was the wife of John Bourchier, kt, was seized at her death of West Horseley, Surrey, Berners Bury, Iseldon in Middlesex, Berners in Ikelingham, Suffolk, further of the manors of Estle, Chigenhale Tany and Zoyne, Norton Southtorp, Northtorp Bernersnesh Polemersh, Berner Roding, Beaumont, Crypping, Berners Berwick, Springfield, Sende in Essex (CIPM V. 4, p. 371).
John and Margery had the following children:
- Humphrey, the heir, Knight of the Bath since 27 June 1461, married Elizabeth (d. 4 April 1497), daughter of Sir Frederick Tilney of Ashwellthorpe, Norfolk, and his wife Elisabeth, daughter of Sir Laurence Cheney of Cambridgeshire and Elizabeth, da. of John Cokayne, son of Philip Tilney and his wife Isabel, daughter of Sir Edmund Thorp and his wife Joan of Ashwell. In 1457 Elizabeth was a minor, but already married to Humphrey, and in wardship of John Duke of Norfolk. She was the heiress of North Creak manor in Norfolk and other property. The Duke granted the wardship to Humphrey's father for 20 m (Blomfield V. 7 & A Topogr. Hist. of NF, V. 5). - Humphrey died Easter 1471 at the Battle of Barnet. - On 9 November 1460 Humphrey Bourchier, esq., receives from the king the farm of all holdings and the office of stewardship in the county of Lincoln, which were of Edmund earl of Richmond at his death, till his heir Henry reaches his full age (CFR V. 19 p. 294).
Elizabeth married secondly as his first wife Thomas, son and heir of John Lord Howard, created Earl of Surrey 1483, Duke of Norfolk 1514, in whose wardship she had been (Hist. of the County of Stafford). [For Howard ancestors see Gilbert de Talbot's third wife under the Aucher genealogy in this web site). Elizabeth Talbot, his sister married Henry Aucher of Losenham]. - In 1466 John Bourchier, lord Berners, knight, the king's kinsman, and Humphrey Bourchier, kt., his son, were granted for life the office of constable of the king's castle of Windsor and the custody of all forests, parks, warrens etc (CPR). - Humphrey was buried in St. Edmund's chapel in Westminster abbey, where he has a tomb of grey marble with a brass plate, on which he is engraved in armour and with his arms AR a cross engrailed GU between four water-budgets SA, quartered with Tilney, Roos, Thorp, and Baynard, as well as an inscription (A Hist. of Norfolk, V. 5). - Thomas Howard and Elizabeth Tilney became grand and great grand parents of Anne and Mary Boleyn. Anne married K. Henry VIII, and Queen Elizabeth was their daughter. - By their son Edmund they were grandparents of Katherine, also wife of King Henry VIII. At least Elizabeth did not have to see their disgrace. Her husband Duke of Norfolk died 1524 (The Peerage V. 7).
From Elizabeth's CIPM alights that she died on 4 April 1498, seised of both her dowers from her first and second marriages, and that John, Lord Berners, from her first marriage, was her heir in both cases, aged 24 or more. From her second marriage she had Thomas Howard, kt., lord Howard, and several other sons and daughters. She had held 7 manors in Norfolk and 4 and a third manors in Suffolk including Iklyngham Berners.
Humphrey's and Elizabeth's children were:
- Anne married Thomas Fenys, 8th Lord Dacre and died 29 Sep.1529 (See Fiennes genealogie in this web site).
- Margaret (d.1552) married Sir Walter Devereux, Viscount Hereford, Lord Ferrers of Chartley, son of Sir John Devereux and Cicily Bouchier, da. of William Bourchier and Anne Woodville, da. of Jacquette de St. Pole or Luxembourg and Richard Woodville, earl Rivers. Anne was also sister of Elizabeth queen of King Edw. IV. William Bouchier was son of Henry Bourchier, eldest son of Sir William Bourchier and Anne Plantagenet. (The Peerage V. 7).
- John (d.1532) was heir to his grandmother Margery Berners and became famous as translator of Froissart. He was a well connected courtier and soldier at the Court of Henry VIII (Hist.of the Cty. of Surrey). - In 1490 John Bourchier and Elizabeth his wife are granted the manors of Ostynghangere and Berwick (Kent FF). - 1491 John Bourchier, kt., son and heir of Humphrey Bourchier, kt., grandson and heir of John Bourchier, kt., and of Margery, his wife, late lady of Berneux, had special licence and livery of entry without proof of age into his inheritance. After the death of his mother he inherited North Creak manor in Norfolk (Blomfield). - John was made Knight of the Bath on 17 Jan. 1477-8 (The Kts of Engld V. 1) - The Genealogy of the Counts of EU in England has John married to Catherine Howard, daughter of John Duke of Norfolk by his second wife Margaret, daughter of John Chedworth. By this marriage she became niece of ElizabethTilney and Humphrey de Bourchier, her huband's father and half sister of Elizabeth Tilney's son Thomas Duke of Norfolk. Thomas was son of John Howard Duke of Nofolk's first wife Katherine Molins. - The Howard and Stafford families at that date were all of royal female descent as were the Bourchiers.
- Jane or Joan (d. 17 Feb. 1561) married Edmund Knevett, esq., (d. 1539) of Ashwelthorpe, second son of Edmund Knevet of Buckingham castle (Blomfield). Edmund was serjeant porter of King Henry VIII. After Edmund's death Jane remarried Thomas Scarlett, Edmund's clerk. - She inherited North Creak manor and other property of the Thorp family, her ancestors. - Their son John Knyvet became Lord Berners. He married Agnes, daughter of Sir John Harcourt of Stanton Harcourt, Oxordshiref. Their son Thomas was Treasurer of the Household of Queen Elizabeth. Thomas died 9 Feb. 1616-7 and Muriel his wife, died on 25 April 1616. They had descendancy.
- Katherine married John Walpole of Herpley in Norfolk, serjeant at law, on 1 June 1554 (Norfolk Genealogies).
- Mary married Alexander Unton of Berkshire, both dsp (Blomfield). Mary died 1550, when the Barony of Berners became extinct (The Peerage).
- Thomas mentioned in his sisters Jane's testament. Thomas was married to Agnes Charlton. They had a son Sir Edward Bourchier, kt., who died 1496 spm at Sevenoaks in Kent, the inheritance of Thomas the archbishop.. His father left him two pots of silver gilt and made him executor of his will (Testamenta Vetusta V. 1, p. 328). - Thomas the Archbishop had bequeathed to Thomas in his testament his manors of Eynesford and Halsted in Kent, wherein Thomas's son Edward also is mentioned.
- Elizabeth who married Robert Lord Welles. - Elizabeth, Lady Welles, made her will on 2 Oct. 1470, whereby she appointed her mother and her brother Humphrey, kt. as executors of her will (Testamenta Vetusta p. 310).
- Jane married Sir Henry Neville, who died 26 July 1469, son of George Neville, 1st Baron Latimer and Lady Elizabeth Beauchamp. In 1470 Elizabeth made a will (Testamenta Vetusta V. 1 p. 309), where she mentiones her sons Lord Latimer and Thomas Nevill; my father Sir John Bourchier, kt., Lord Berners; Margery my mother; my brothers Thomas and Sir Humphrey Bourchier; Elizabeth, wife of Sir Robert Welles, my sister. - However, on 26 July 1469 Henry Lord Mortimer, killed in the Battle of Edgecote, was married at his death to Joan Bourchier, daughter of John Bourchier, Lord Berners and his wife Margaret. The explanation must be that Sir Henry Nevill was Lord Mortimer.
Henry and Jane had two children:
- Richard, born in 1468 at Snape Castle, Yorkshire, died in Dec.1530, buried at Well, Yorkshire, who succeeded his grandfather in 1469 as Lord Latimer. He married firstly Anne Stafford, daughter of Sir Humphrey Stafford of Grafton in Worcestershire, and secondly, with licence dated 5 July 1522, as her second husband, Margaret, widow of Sir James Strangwicke. - With his first wife he had 15 children (FMG).
- Thomas who died in 1546.
The arms of Bourchier were argent a cross engrailed gules between four water-bougets sable (The Hist. of Surrey - West Horsley manor).
Philippa (d. 1420-1) married secondly Sir Thomas Lewknor, who died in 1452, seised of land in Leicestershire, property in London, South Mymms and Wyllcottis manors in Middlesex (CIPM).
Philippa who was the wife of Thomas Lewknor, kt., holds West Horsley manor and the advowson of the church of the Barony of Windsor, Surrey, Berners manor in Iselsdon, Middlesex, a third part of Berners in Iklington in Suffolk (CIPM). Philippa was also the last heiress of the Dallingridge family and brought a large inheritance to her son and heir Roger after her brother Richard's death in 1470-1.
Thomas and William Taylor of Rye sold the manor of Iden to Sir Edward Dalyngridge. His son John held it and died without issue, and his lands passed to his widow Alice. After Philippa's marriage with Thomas Lewknor her estates, including Bodiam Castle descended in that family until 1532 (VCH), conveyed by Richard, Philippa's brother, to Sir Thomas Lewknor and their son Roger. - Sir John Lewknor of Trotton: Dynastic Loyalty and Debt": Probably born about 1420, John Lewknor was one of four sons of Sir Thomas Lewknor of Trotton by Philippa, daughter of Walter Dallingridge. Most genealogies show a son Roger only, whereas Douglas Richardson gives him a second son Nicholas. This makes more sense, as Philippa's first husband had died in 1417-8. There would not have been time to produce 4 children during the period of her second marriage.
Thomas was Knight of the Shire in 1412. In 1415 he took part in the Battle of Agincourt (SAC). - In 1420 Thomas Lewknor was invited to be knighted at the coronation of King Henry V (Grants of the Crown). - Thomas Lewknor was High Sheriff of Sussex in 1426 and 1430 (Magna Britannia). - 1436 he was one of the collectors of subsidies in Sussex (CFR). In that year he was sued by John Fitsall and Joan his wife for a messuage and land in Trotton which went to Thomas (SSX FF).
1421 John Bartlot and Joan his wife sue Thomas Lewknor, kt. for the manor of la Denne. It went to the plaintiffs (SSX FF). - In 1428 he held a quarter of a military fee with Jacob de Byne, once of John Pelham, in Godham and Pelham, 2 fees in Gretham once of John Parys and William Wolverton, 2 fees in Goring and East Preston once of Henry Tregoz, 3 parts of 3 military fees in Bergham, once of Henry Tregoz, five and a half fees with his tenants in Wartling and Soknersh, once of Thomas Hoo, of which he has one fee in demesne (Feudal Aids). - That year Nicholas Rikhill of Essex (See Batesford) is bound to Thomas Echingham, Thomas Lewknor, kt., John Rikhill and Joan his wife for a statue staple of 1.000 lbs.
(CCR): 1439 witness to a charter and quitclaim by Thomas Northwode, to Roger Fenys, kt, and James Fenys, esq., and others of a moiety of the manor of Hever Brocas in Kent (CCR). - 1447 John Lysle, son and heir of Robert Lysle, confirms to Thomas Lewknor, kt., Thomas Hoo and John Michelgrove their estate in the manor of Pulbergh and all his land etc. in Sussex. Witnesses are Roger and John Lewknor (CCR) (See above).
Thomas's and Philippa's heir was
- Roger Lewknor, kt., (d. 14 Oct. 1478) of Dedisham and Slinfold, who in 1430 married Alianore, daughter of Richard baron Camoys of Broadwater, a descendant of Margaret de Braose, daughter of Sir William and Mary de Ros. - Roger, son of Thomas, was made a Knight of the Bath on Christmas 1449 (The Kts of Englad, V. 2). - On 23 October 1454 Roger Lewknor, kt., Thomas Echingham, Richard Dallingridge and others witnessed a charter of conveyance of the manor of Mote with appurtenancess, the manor of Frenchcourt and other lands in Kent, Sussex and Oxfordshire to John, esq. and heir of John Passele kt. CCR). - Commission to Humphrey duke of Buckingham, Henry viscount Bourchier, John Bourchier lord Berners, Robert Lewknor, kt. and others on 6 April 1454, of the guardianchip of the archbishopric of Canterbury, by decease of the last archbishop John (CFR V. 19). - In the genealogy shown in the History and Antiques of Northampton V. 1 by Baker Roger has married a second wife Isabel, daughter of Roger Echingham.
He was sheriff of Surrey and Sussex in 1468 (The Worthies). - As executor of Richard de Dallingeridge, brother of Philippa, his mother, in 1470-2 he was sued by John Wode for the reversion of the castle and manor of Bodiham, lately held by Richard (TNA C 1/41/45) - In 1470 and 1473 Roger was one of the commissioners of oyer and terminer of Sussex, later commissioner of array with Thomas Lewknor the younger and others. - 1477 to enquire into the report that pirates have despoiled diverse ships of Flanders and Holland off the coast of Sussex and Southampton (CPR). - In 1476 Roger sealed with a lion rampant (Birch nº 30,437).
In 1466 and 1474 1475 Thomas Troys, esq., sues Roger Lewknor, kt., for the manor of Sheffield, 30 messuages, 10 tofts, 800 a of land, 30 a of meadow, 600 a of pasture, 400 a of wood and 26 lbs 15s of rent in Fletching, East Greensted, Hoathley, Horsted Kaynes, Little Horsted, Hertfield, Uckfield and Alveston in Sussex and 200 a of land, 100 a of wood and 6 lbs 13s 4d rent in Godstone, Lingfield, Lagham, Itorne in Surrey. The property went to Roger for life, remainder to Richard Lewknor, the younger son of Roger and heirs male of his body, contingent remainders to Richard's brothers Roger Lewknor the elder, esq., and Edward Lewknor, esq. (SSX FF). This was part of the Dallingridge inheritance.
- Elizabeth married John Wroth of Enfield, Middlesex, son of William Wroth. (Middlesex Pedigrees). A descendant of them, Air Robert Wroth(d. 1606-7, married Susan daughter o and heiress of Francis Stonor (see Belknnap)-
- Richard Lewknor the younger, son of the said Roger, with contingent remainders to Richard's brothers Roger and Edward (SSX FF). - On 16 November 1453 Roger Dyke receives the keeping of the manor of Bedekon in Sussex, which had been seised into the kin's hand by Richard Lewknor, former escheator (CFR V. 19). - Richard had received this manor on 31 October with 2 messuages in the city of Chichester, to hold for 10 years (Richard was sheriff of Surrey and Sussex in 1470 and High Sheriff of Sussex in 1491 and 1496. - In 1483 Roger Philipot released and quitclaimed to Richard Lewknor and others all his right and interest in their possession in the manors of Shopwike, Egle, Compton and Westmarden and land called Croflond in Sussex (Battle Abbey CH). - The Sussex genealogy says that he was married to a daughter of Shelley of Michelbourne. - William de Ashbournham sues Richard Lewknor and Joan his wife for the manor of Bromham and 40 s rent in Catsfield. Richard lost the case SSX FF)
- Thomas son of Richard, conveyed the manor of Sheffield and lands in Fletching and elsewhere to John Kyrton to use of John Ernley and Edward Dudley, attainted for High Treason (IPM). - 1468 Power of attorney by John Pelham, kt., to Thomas of Laughton to receive seisin of the manor of Bibleham in Mayfield, and the hundred of Shoyswell in Sussex, which had been demised to him by Cardinal Thomas Bourchier, Archbishop of Canterbury, Henry Bourchier, earl of Essex, Roger, John and Thomas Lewknor, junior and others (Dawson, Hist. of Hastings V. 1, p. 287). - 3 Oct. 1503: CIPM V.3, p. 567, Richard Bolney died seised of the manor of Bolney. By a charter dated 1482 he had enfeoffed thereof Thomas Bourchier, kt., Thomas de St. Leger, George Brown, William Peche, kts., Thomas Lewknor of Trotton, esq., and others. -Thomas received the inheritage of his mother Eleanor, which included the manor of Tythrop in Kingsey in Oxfordshire (VCH buckinghams. V. 4).
- Richard, married Joane, daughter of Richard Maskall, had the brothers Roger, John and John, all SP and Benetta, who married 3 times, and the
- son Richard of Bucksted, married to Jane Forster; Thomas, Elizabeth and Ann his siblings.
- Edward was married to Sybil. - 1503 William Bishop of Lincoln and others sue Edward Lewknor and Sybil his wife and John Goring and Constance his wife for manors in Sussex and Oxford, which go the bishop (SSX FF). - 1504 Edward Berkeley, Vincent Finch and others had licence to alienate the manor of Brabourne, Kent, held in chief, to Roger Lewknor, kt, Edward Lewknore, William Finch, and William Finch, son of Vincent, Thomas and Reynold Lewknor, and others (CPR). - John Carryl and others in 1502 confirm to Thomas Fenys, Edward Lewknor sen. and jun. and others lands and tenements in Slynfold (CCHR). - That year Henry Neudegate and Joan his wife remit and quitclaim to Edward Lewknor and Richard Foys all their right in lands and rents in Slynfold (CCHR Bodleiean). - Edward, esq. was high sheriff in 1501, sheriff of Surrey and Sussex 1510 and Escheator of Sussex in 1523.
- There followed two more Edwards and then a Thomas as heirs.
- Roger (b. c. 1469) of West Dean married Mary, daughter of Reginald West, Lord Delawarre. Roger inherited from his aunt Margaret (See below). They had a large descendancy.
- Catherine married Richard Knatchbull.
- Margaret (d. 20 Nov. 1503), was first married John Wode (dsp. 20 Aug. 1484). - She seems to have married secondly a Garthe. At her death she held the manor of Revershall in Essex, worth 10 lbs, which she left to Roger Lewknor knight, aged 34 and more, her cousin and heir, son of Thomas, her brother (CIPM H VII, V.2, nº 629).
- Reynold, son of Sir Roger Lewknor of Trotton, married Joan, daughter of Adam Oxenbridge and his second wife Agnes of Rye (see Oxenbridge genealogy). - In 1494 William Scot, kt., sues Reynold and Joan his wife for a messuage, 40 a of land, 30 a of meadow, 83 a of pasture, 3a of wood, 140 a of fresh marsh and 20 a of salt marsh in Ickelsham, Gestling, Westfield, Udimore and Brede, which went to William Scot.(SSX FF). - 1504 William Scott, kt., sues Reynold Lewknor and Joan his wife for land in Ickelsham, Gestling, Westfield, Udimore and Brede, which Scott receives (SSX FF).
- William and George both dsp (Lewknor Genealogy)
- Mary and Anne
- Thomas of Trotton, kt., was married to Catherine, daughter of Sir John Pelham, kt. and widow of John Bramshot. He died 1484. He originated the West Dean line. - He was sheriff of Surrey and Sussex in 1475. - King Richard III had Thomas attainted for aiming at his life with others in 1484, having been made prisoner at the battle of Tewkesbury, attending to the Lancastrian cause. His lands were confiscated, and Bodiham Castle was to be kept by Nicholas Rugby as constable for his life, after the castle had endured a siege. King Henry VII in 1485 reversed the attainder. - On 6 July 1483, Thomas had been made a Knight of the Garter at the coronation of Richard III (The Kts of Engld.).
- Roger, the heir, (d. 17 Jan. 1543 at Trotton). - He had a commission of array with Thomas Fenys, Thomas Oxenbrigge and others in 1496 (CPR), and a goal delivery in Chichester 1504 (CPR). - 1500 Roger Lewknor, kt., sues John Fitsall and Joan his wife for a messuage and land in Trotton which he receives (SSX FF). - Roger, was High Sheriff in 1502, 1522 and 1532. - On 28 Oct. 1485 he was made a Knight of the Bath (The Kts. of Engld.).
In 1507 grant to Edward Dudley and Andrew Windsor, esq, of the keeping of the lands of Henry Lovel of Harting in Sussex, and in reversion the lands which Constance, late the wife of Henry, and now married to Roger Lewknor, kt., holds in dower (CPR). Constance was Roger's second wife. His first wife was Eleanor Radmild, with whom he had issue Joan or Jane. - Eleanor was daughter of Ralph Radmild (d. 3 Aug. 1443 and Margaret, eldest daughter of Sir Richard Camoys and Joan, da. of Richard Poynings, Lord Poynings. Richard Camoys was son of Sir Thomas Camoys KG and Elizabeth, da. of William Louches of Milton, Oxfords. Margaret was sister of Hugh Camoys who died without issue 1426.
In 1538 John Harcourt, kt., and Giles Foster, esq., pleaded against Roger Lewknor. Possibly, Constance was daughter of John Harcourt, however, in the article about Durford Abbey, which had been founded by a member of the Hussey family, Constance is styled daughter of Nicholas Hussey, heir of Henry and Margaret. This genealogy gives her as first husband Sir H. Lovel and as second Sir Roger Lewknor (SAC V.8). Roger held also Dedisham and Bodiham castle.
Heirs of Roger and Eleanor were Joan Pole, daughter by his first wife, aged 40 and more; Katherine aged 9 years and 8 months and more, Mabel aged 6 years 8 months and more and Constance aged 2 years and more, daughters by third wife Elizabeth Meffant. Lands: Manors of Bodiham, Camoyscourt, Wanningore, Dedling, Selmeston-Ludley, Itford, Radyngton, Dallingridge, Bolbroke, Hammes, Broadhurst, Horsted Keynes, 'le Olde Parke' in Rusper, Horsham and Roghay and advowsons, that is to say a big part of the Dallingridge inheritance (SSX IPM). - In 1538 the manor of Trotton had been settled on Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Meffant, third wife, with remainder to Joan (VCH).
- Jane or Joan married firstly Sir Christopher Pickering of Westmoreland (d. Sept. 1516). They had a daughter Anne; secondly Sir Arthur de St. Pole, son of Margaret Plantagenet, countess of Salisbury, daughter of George, Duke of Clarence, brother of King Edw. IV, who in her old age was executed. - Jane was a widow in 1532, when Bodiham manor was settled on her. She was 40 at her father's death and had of her second marriage the children Henry, Mary and Margaret de St. Pole. Jane married thirdly Sir William Barentyne, kt, of Great Haseley in Oxfordshire (d. 17 Nov. 1549). By this husband she had descendancy Drew, Charles and the daughter Mary. - Note by her second marriage Joan's children became cousins of the Bourchier family, descendants of Philippa de Dallingridge's daughter Margery Berners and John de Bourchier, a descendant also of one of the Plantagenets, as Joan was also a descendant of Philippa. Note: The Middlesex Pedigrees have Jane, daughter of Thomas Lewknor of Trotton married to Thomas Goodere of Hadley in Middlesex.
But there were problems with Jane's inheritance. From Battle Abbey Charters: King Henry's award determinated between Sir Roger Lewknore, kt., and Dame Elizabeth his wife, on one part, and Sir William Barantyne kt., and Dame Jane Pole widow (his wife), and others, concerning Sir Roger's land. This charter was dated 24 April 1542 with the great seal of England attached. This award states that the Lady Jane Pole was widow of Sir Arthur Pole, kt. deceased, and one of the daughters of Sir Roger Lewknor. She professes to determine the various disputes relative to the possessions of the said Roger, in the counties of Sussex, Middlesex, Oxford, Northampton, Leicester, Huntingdon, and elsewhere. The Lordships and Manors named are Bodiham, Camoiscourt, Warmyngore, Dalyngrave, Iford and land in Roghey, called the Old Parke etc. in Sussex.
Roger married as his third wife Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Meffant, with whom he had 3 infant daughters at his death, who finally inherited Bodiham castle and manor. After his death Elizabeth married Richard Lewknor, descendant of Sir Thomas Lewknor and his second wife, Elizabeth Echingham. - The Meffant family was a cadet line of the Oliphants of Scotland.
- Katherine married firstly John Mills of Greatham, and secondly William Morgan of Chilworth (The Vis. of Kent). Her daughter, Elizabeth Morgan, married Henry Bosvile of Bradbourne, son Sir Ralph, who died seised of Bodiam manor in 1636, and was married to Maria, second daughter of Sampson Lennard and Margaret de Fiennes, Lady Dacre (see Fiennes, Batesford genealogy). They had a son Leonard). - John Mille was created a baronet on 31 Dec. 1619 (Dallaway V.1).
- Mabel married Anthony Stapley of Framfield (d. 1583-88) and died young, when her sisters were her heirs. Her only child had died in infancy.
- Constance (d. 1634) married first Thomas Foster of Worcester, and secondly Edward Glenham of Chichester. In 1588 Constance and Edward sold their moiety of Bodiam castle to John Levett (d. 1606) - (see Levett in Battle Abbey CH). - Richard Lewknor, who had married Elizabeth Meffant after Roger's death, and others, sued Edward Glemham and Constance his wife of a moiety of the manors of Wanningore, Awkesbourne, Trotton, Dempford, Elsted, Didling, Ludley, Iford, Camoiscourt and Dallingridge and tenements elswhere. They were quiclaimed to the plaintiffs and heirs of Richard Lewknor in 1588 (SSX FF).
Constance had 4 children with Thomas Foster: Anthony, who died without issue in 1643, having inherited from his mother Trotton manor. He left three sisters: Elizabeth, married Thomas Bateman; Mary married Charles Wallcott; and Beatrice, who married first Walter Buckland and secondly Anthony Bruning. Elizabeth had three daughters, and Mary had two (VCH).
Philippa and Thomas had probably a second son Nicholas . - That Roger and Nicholas had both wives of the Camoys family makes it likely that they were brothers.
- Nicholas of Kingston Bowsey (will dated 1522), who married Elizabeth, daughter of Ralph Radmyld and Margaret Camoys, heiress of Hugh Camoys, descendant of Margaret Braose and Ralph Camoys (SSX Gen. V III).
The family of Radmild has first been documented in 1199, when Ralph de Radmeld sues John de Benefeld for land in Northey (SSX FF).- There followed several Ralph's in line. - 1263 Ralf de Radmild sued Richard de Freville for one messuage and one carucate of land in Ovingdean. Richard was to rend one pence at Easter term and Ralf gives him 40s. - 1293-7 William Radmild against John Radmild and Sibil his wife regarding the manor of Beverington. To John and Sibil for life rendering one rose at nativity and service to the overlords. After their deaths the manor is to revert to William and his heirs (SSX FF). - In 1296 a son of Ralph Radmild, probably John, paid 6s subsidies for land in Kingston. In 1307 John witnesses a deed of the Liberties of Pevensey (Hist. of Lewes Priory). - John son of John de Radmild of Beverington gave 27 a of land and 2a of meadow in Erlington to Michelham Priory (Cart.). - A later Ralph Radmyld had a brother Richard, who held two thirds of the manors of Launcing, Albourne and Beverington (Bevendean) at his death, worth 33 lbs, of whom Ralph was his heir. Richard d. on 6 Nov. 1400-1. His inquisition took place on 13 Oct. 1406 at Bramber (CIPM V. 18). - [Those properties had been long in the hands of the Broc, Broke or Brook family (see John Brook in this web site, and were probably conveyed by a marriage]. - On 17 Feb. 1417 the escheator was ordered to take Ralph's fealty in name of Margaret his wife, sister of the deceased Thomas Camoys, who died in the king's ward.
In the survey of 1411-2 Ralph de Radmyld held the manors of Lancing and Beverington worth 33 lbs (SSX SB) and was summoned to Parliament on 2 Dec. 1420 as Radulphus Rademelde. He died in 1457 and his wife Margaret in 1443. His heir was William, who died without issue in 1497. In that year William lost his manors of Broadwater, Lancing, Beverington and Albourne, land there and in Durrington, Worthing, Eastbourne and elsewhere (SSX FF). At his death his heirs were Elizabeth Radmyld, wife of Nicholas Lewknor, Margaret wife of John Goring, as his first wife, in 1495. They had a large descendancy (SAC and Goring genealogy). Eleanor Camoys, sister of Margaret Camoys-Radmyld was married to Roger Lewknor of Trotton (The manor of Camoys Court, VCH Sussex), so that a partition of their inheritance was made (CFR V. 15). - Nicholas and Elizabeth had the following children:
- Thomas, esq. named in his brother's will 1522
- John, Reverend, parson of Broadwater in 1497, also named in the will
- Joan married Thomas Moore, secondly John Massingberd, and thirdly Thomas Thatcher of Westham and Priesthawes. She died 11 Dec. 1537.
- Their son John married Margaret, daughter of Sir Goddard Oxenbridge (see Oxenbridge), and secondly Anne, daughter of Sir Thomas Fynes of Clavering and Ann Urswick (see Fiennes genealogy).
- Edward, the heir of Kingston Bowsey (d. 1522) - His will was proved at Lambeth on 31 Oct. 1522. He married Margaret. - His second wife was Anne, daughter of John Everard of Cratfield in Suffolk. She remarried secondly Sir Edward Echingham of Barsham in Suffolk. - Edward and Anne had the children
- Richard, Eleanor, Elisabeth, Dorothy
- Edward of Kingston-Bowsey (d. 7 July 1528), the heir from the first marriage, was groom-porter to Edward VI. He married Margaret, daughter of Sir Roger Copley of Roughway and Jane, daughter and coheir of Thomas Lord Hoo and Hastings, by his second wife Eleanor, daughter and heir of Lionell, Lord Welles (SSX IPM V. 8 and Genealogies). The Copleys were descended by marriage in female line of Alexander Hoo, who had married a daughter of Alexander, King of Scotland, (see another Copley-Shelley marriage under Belknap). - The arms of Copley were AR a cross molin, SA. At his death Edward held the manors of Ham, Parham and Hamsey. Edward, his son, was his heir at the age of 11 years. His widow was his second wife Margaret, who received the manor of Ham as her dower, with reversion to Anthony his son.
- Anthony mentioned in his father's IPM
- Eleanor married Henry St. Barbe
- Mary was buried at Horsham 1603-4. She married John Michell of Stamerham and secondly John Apsley of Thakeham, who died 1587. In the church of Thakeham exists an altar-tomb with the inscription of Mary and John, and on another tomb in the name of William, son and heir of John Apsley, esq., 1583. On another brass has been memorized William Aspley, the father of John (Hist. of SSX, Lower V. 2).
- Barbara married Sir John Dawtrey, kt. - As per the Dawtry genealogy her husband could have been Sir John Dawtry of Morehouse in Petworth, who was sheriff in 1527 in Sussex and had a wife Jane, daughter of Ralph Shirley of Isfield. In that case Barbara coud have been a second wife.
- Edward the heir of Kingston Bowsey, died in the Tower of London 1556. He had taken part in Sir Thomas Wyatt's rebellion against Queen Mary and was sentenced to death, but died in the Tower before the sentence could be carried out (The Worthies of SSX, Lower). - He married Dorothy, daughter of Sir Robert Wroth of Enfield, Middlesex. - From Castles and manors in Western Sussex by George Dudley C. Elwes: In 1542 Archbishop Cranmer exchanged Tangmere for other lands with the king. At the date of the transfer Edward Lewknor had leased the demesnes and rents of the Archbishop for himself and his son Thomas Lewknor, of Selsey. - They had 10 children
Note. Comparing the genealogies in this web page it is obvious, that most of the leading Sussex families were related to each other by marriage!
- Thomas Lewknor of Buckingham was born 1538 at Tangmere and proved his age on 27 Jan. 1559 (SSX IPM). He died between 6 Sept. 1598 (will) and 19 May 1599 (will proved) and was married to Judith, daughter of Thomas Bulman of London.
- Stephen and William d.s.p. and the daughters
- Jane, Maria, Dorothy, Lucrece, Elizabeth and Anne, all married
- Sir Edward, the heir of Kingston Bowsey and Denham Hall in Suffolk, died on 19 Sep. 1605, married to Susan, daughter and coheir of Thomas Higham of Higham Hall, Suffolk. - They had
- Elizabeth, Sarah Susan, Elizabeth, Dorothy, Amie and Hester, who all married
- Martha (d. Aug. 1641) married Thomas Gourney, son and heir of Henry Gourney of Ellingham, Norfolk. - Castleacre Priory Manor: In the chancel of the church is a grave stone with brass plate: Here lies Edward Gourney, son and heir of Thomas Gourney, esq. and Martha, daughter of Edward Lewknor of Denham, kt. of Suffolk, who died Aug. 1641.
- Sir Robert Lewknor of Acrivin, Kent, married Mary, daughter and heir of Alexander Hamond of Acre, Kent. She brought him the manor of Eleham in Kent (Hist. of Kent, Ireland). - They had
- Hamond, the heir, who married Damaris
- Sir Edward, kt. of Denham the heir (d. 1618), will proved 15 May 1618. He married Mary , daughter of Sir Henry Neville of Pellingbere, Berkshire, will proved 7 Oct. 1642.
- Henry d. aged 4 on 4 May 1616
- Catherine (d. 17 Nov. 1677) married James Calthorpe of East Barham. - On the pavement of the chancel of East Barsham are several marble grave stones: Catherine, second daughter of Sir Edward Lewknor of Denham, kt. of Suffolk, second wife and relict of James Calthorp of East Barsham, who remained a widow 25 years and died 17 Nov. 1677, aged 61. - In memory of James Calthorpe, esq., late of East Barsham, died 19 April 1652, aged 48. Arms: Calthorp, impaling Lewknor. - James Calthorp, third son of James Calthorpe, Esq, and Catherine his wife, died 19 Jan. 1717, aged 73. - Charles Calthorpe, gent, youngest son of James Calthorpe, Esq. and Catherine his wife, died 8 Nov. 1677, aged 27.
In memory of Sir Christopher Calthorpe, Kt. of the Bath, and the last survivor of 68 knights, compamions of that honorable order, eldest son of James Calthope, and Katherine his wife, died 7 Feb. 1717-8, aged 75 years. - In Memory of dame Dorothy, daughter of Sir William Spring of Pakenham in Suffolk, Bt., wife of Sir Christopher Calthorpe, from the 19 Sept. 1664 to the 7 Feb. 1715, mother of 14 children, of which 6 daughters, and all the sons deceased before her. There are memories on further grave stones for James Calthorpe, esq., eldest son of Sir Christopher, (d. 9 June 1673), d. 24 June 1696. - Catherine, 3rd daughter of Christopher Calthorpe, kt. of the Bath, and Dame Dorothy died 19 Sept. 1717, aged 47. Barbara Strut, second daughter of Robert Strut of Hadldy, Suffolk, and Grace his wife, daughter of Christopher Calthorpe of Cockthorpe, Esq, died 14 May 1714, aged 81 (Blomfield V. 7).
The arms of Calthorpe impaling Fermor and Calthrop, impaling Lewknor can be seen in the church of East Barsham.
- Anne married Sir Thomas Le Strange, Bart. of Hintington
- Mary d. 26 Jan. 1678 SP and unmarried
- Edward, the heir, baptized 17 Feb.1613, d.1634-5. He married Elizabeth, daughter of Sir William Russell, bart., of Chippenham, Cambridgesh. They had a daughter
- Mary (d. 1673 SP), who married Sir Horatio Townsend, Barth. of Raynham, Norfolk, created Baron Townsend of Lynn on 20 April 1661 and Viscount on 2 Dec. 1628. He was second son of Sir Robert Townsend and Mary, da. of Horatio, baron Vere of Tilbury, and succeeded his elder brother Roger. Horatio became Vice Admiral of Norfolk 1662-76. (The Peerage). - Blomfield: Horatio died 19 Dec. 1687. - He was a descendant of Sir Roger Townsend (d. 1493) and Ann, (d.1490), daughter of Sir William Brews of Stinton Hall in Norfolk. - Rainham: Sir Horace Townsend, brother of Sir Roger Townsed, Barth., created Baron Townsend of Lynn etc. He married in 1649 Mary, daughter and heir of Edward Lewknor, esq., son and heir of Sir Edward Lewknor of Denham, Suffolk, kt,. Mary died 22 May 1673 SP. (Blomfield V. 7) - She married John Gauden, afterwards bishop of Worcester (Topogr. & Geneal. Hist. of SF by Aug. Page). Perhaps this was Mary's first marriage.
Horatio married seceondly Mary, daughter of Sir Joseph Ashe, Barth., of Twickenham, Middlesex. They had descendancy. The last one mentioned by Blomfield, was George, living mid 18th C., who fought in America and became Lieutenant General of His Majesty. He was married to the Honourable Lady Charlotte, only daughter and heir of the Earl of Northampton and Lady Baroness Ferrers of Chartley (Blomfield V. 7).
Sir Thomas Lewknor married secondly Elizabeth Echingham, daughter of Sir William Echingham and Alice Batesford and widow of Sir Thomas Hoo, who had died in 1420 (see Batesford genealogy in this web site). Elizabeth was living at Thomas's death, when she had trouble with Philippa's son Roger, who thought she had been given too many properties in dower. After a law suit she recovered only a small part of it, namely Wartling, which was her dower from Sir Thomas Hoo. - Elizabeth made her will in 1464 (PROB 11/5). - Their children were:
- John - The Lewknor pedigree has him killed at Tewkesbury in 1471 and buried there).
- Richard Lewknor of Brambletye (13 Feb. 1503), sheriff in 1471, 1492 and 1496 in Sussex and MP for East Grinsted in 1472. - In 1483 Richard was one of the commissioners with Thomas Oxenbrigge of Brede, Vincent Finch and others to summon the men in the counties of Kent and Sussex to besiege the castle of Bodiam, which belonged to Thomas Lewknor. In 1484 followed another commission of array with William Radmild, Thomas Hoo and others in Sussex- and another one with Thomas Oxenbrigge, William Belknap, Henry Fynch and others in Sussex, a further array in Surrey and a gaol delivery in Guildford (CPR). In 1490 he was sheriff of Surrey and Sussex (The Worthies).
Richard was first married to Elizabeth (dsp. bef. 1486), daughter of Sir Thomas de Seyntclere (d. 1435) and Margaret, widow of William Lovel, her second husband (Thesussexweald.org). On 10 Dec. 1473 she was coheir of Sir William Boleyn. She inherited Brambletye (History of East Grinsted). Elizabeth lies buried at East Grinsted (SAC V. 9). From lord Lovel she had a son Henry, who was dead in 1530, leaving two daughters, Elizabeth and Agnes. This emanates from Richard's IPM. After Elizabeth's death Richard had been seised of a manor and advowson of Wythersfield in Suffolk with appurtenances, held in chief, whereby Elizabeth aged 13, and Agnes aged 8 and more were Elizabeth's heirs (CIPM H. VII, V.2).
VCH SSX V. 6 says that Richard left a widow Catherine and nephew Francis Lewknor as heir and that he held Buckinghams in Shoreham and Kingston of the abbey. This second wife was Catherine, daughter of Lord Scales, and widow of Sir Thomas Grey, Kt. She died 1505 and lies buried at East Grinsted, where the St. Cleres had held land for centuries.
- Bennetta, daughter of Richard Lewknor, son of Thomas Lewknor, married Thomas Twisden, esq., son and heir of Roger Twisden, esq., seneschall of the Canterbury Priory in the reign of Henry VI (The Vis. of Kent).
- Elisabeth was prioress of Rusper in 1484 (Cartwright P. 376). It is not clear whether she was a daughter of this Richard?
- Thomas Lewknor of Preston and Binderton, kt, Lord of Goring in right of his wife Elizabeth, who both adhered to King Richard III. On 5 June 1483 Thomas was summoned for knighthood and made knight of the Garter at Richard's III coronation (The Lords of Bodiham, SAC). - Commission to Thomas Lewknor the younger, Richard Lewknor, the elder, Thomas Oxenbrigge of Brede and others to assess subsidies in Sussex (1483 CPR).
- Beatrix, his daughter, married Ralph Roper, and secondly Thomas Kempe of Wye, both of Kent (The Vis. of Kent 1619), son of John Kempe of Slindon in Sussex. Arms: GU 3 garbs within a bordure engrailed OR (1 & 6 ). - Their sons were John Kempe, bishop of Rochester, Chichester and London and afterwards Archbishop of York, and finally of Canterbury. - Sir Thomas Kempe of Ollantigh, Kent, who married Emeline, daughter of Thomas Chiche. - Their great grandson Sir Garret Kempe of Slyndon, married Elizabeth, daughter of Sir John Caryll of Warnham (Dallaway V.1) - (see Belknnap genealogy).
- Sibilla, daughter of Thomas Lewknor, kt., married William Scott, kt., of Scotts Hall in Kent, son of John Scott, kt., prefect of Calais, comptroller of the King's Hospital of Edward IV and secret councillor (The Vis. of Kent 1619). He was son of Sir John Scott of Scott's Hall, kt, and sheriff of Kent 1461. He had been comptroller of the household of Edw. IV, marshall of Calais and lord of Chilham castle and manor. He was buried at Brabourn on 17 Oct. 1485. He was son of Sir William Scott of Brabourn and Scott's Hall. He died on 5 Feb. 1433, having been married to Elizabeth, da. of Vincent Herbert or Finch, his second wife (SSX Geneal.). - Sibilla and Thomas had Sir John Scott, knighted by the Prince of Castile. He was sheriff of Kent in 1528. He married Ann, daughter and heir of Reginald Pipe and a daughter of John Pashley or Passele. - Further there were Edward, Alice, Anne, Catherine and Elisabeth, all married.
- Agnes, daughter of Sir Thomas Lewknor, widow of Andrew Sackville, married Richard Mill of Grattam in 1504. He owned the manor of Pulborough, as son of Thomas Mill. Agnes and Thomas had William of Grattam, living 1498, who had descendancy; John Mill of Hampton was married to Alice. John was living 1510 and Alice 1523. Their son John married Catherine, daughter and co-heir of Sir Roger Lewknor or Trotton and Camois Court, whose son Lewknor Mill married Cicely Crook of Southampton (The Vis. of SSX & SSX Genealogies).
- Walter married Joan, daughter of Walter Culpepper of Bedgebery, Kent, thus becoming related to the Aucher family of Losenham.- The Hist. of Kent by Ireland has Walter of Warbleton married to Jocosa, daughter of Nicholas Culpepper. Joan brought him the manor of Scotgrove in Kent, which went afterwards to his son Humphrey.
- They had three sons: Richard who married Jane, daughter of John Maynard of Essex, with a large descendancy; Richard of Trotton, was married to Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Meffant, and widow of Sir Roger Lewknor of Dedisham park (see above). Their son Edmund married firstly Anne, natural daughter of Sir Arthur Browne, and secondly Jane Tirrel, whose second husband was John Gunter of Racton, Sussex, son of Hugh Gunter (Dallaway). Edmund's son Robert married Sarah, daughter of Henry Richardson of Cumberland. They had a daughter Susan. - Humphrey Lewknor of Leigh in Kent, who had descendancy; Humphrey's daughter Margaret married John Cowper of Ditcham in Hampshire. They had a son John, who married twice (Dallaway V. 1). - Thomas Lewknor.
The daughters were
- Ada, married to NN Wroth
- Elizabeth, married Sir Thomas Kempe of Ollantigh, son of Sir William Kempe and daughter and heir of Sir Robert Browne, brother of Sir Anthony Browne of Cowdray (Dallaway, V. 1).
- Jane, married Thomas Goode of Hadley
- Joan, wife of Henry or Thomas Frowick, Hertfordshire, and
- Alice married Sir John Pelham. They had an only daughter Isabel, who married John Covert, second son of William Covert of Sullington. John was the eldest son of Sir John Pelham of Laughton in Sussex, chamberlain of the household of Henry V's Queen Catherine of France. He died 1466. His wife was Joan de Courcy, a servant of that queen. Sir John was son of Sir John Pelham, constable of Pevensey castle and knight of the Bath, at the coronation of Henry IV Oct. 1399, sword bearer before the king for life, sheriff of Sussex, privy counsellor and ambassador in France. He was married to Alice Crownall and/or Joan, daughter of Sir John Escures, kt. His father was the famous Sir John Pelham, kt., who with others took John, King of France, prisoner at the battle of Poitiers, 19 Sept. 1358. He was married to Joan, daughter of Vincent Herbert or Finch of Netherfield, Sussex (SSX Geneal.)
The Lewknor family can be traced in England back to 1052 to a place called Leukenore in Oxfordshire, mentioned in the History of the Monastery of Abingdon p. 459. - C. 1142 Magister Roger Lewknor was witness to a charter by the abbot of Eynsham (Cart., CH nº 123). - Roger Lewknor was a crusader in 1190-1 and had the arms AZ 3 chevronels AR (The Crusaders, Dansey). Between 1201-6 Roger witnessed a charter by Hugo and Roger d'Oilly to Eynesham Abbey in Oxford and a confirmation charter by his brother Robert to the abbey (CH nº 72 & 73I). Nicolas Lewknor, clerk, had been a witness to other charters in 1182-5 (nº 155 &170). - Ca.1200 William son of Anger de Lewknor of Oxfordshire, who in 1194-9 was acting as lawyer for Roger FitzAuger in Oxford (CRR). On 5 July William de Hampton, William Lewknor and many others sign a confirmation charter by Henry d'Oilly to the convent of Osseny of his manor of Weston with appurtenances (CCHR V. 1) - In 1210 Henry Lewknor was attorney of William de Westbury, who sued William Tichecote in Oxfordshire. - 1221 he petitions Reginald de Albo Monasterio and Alice his wife for a convention between them, regarding 11s rent with appurtenances in Winterburn, Wiltshire (Bracton's Notebook V. 1, p. 438. In 1221). That year he sued them for the manor of Mandeville in Suffolk (CCR). He appears as father of John the limosner (CRR), who is mentioned as chaplain in 1241-2 (CFR).) - 1207-8 Gilbert, William and Robert de Lewknor are pledges for Geoffrey de Mara in Oxford (Rot. Finibus). - In 1218 Gilbert Lewknor witnessed a charter by Hugh abbot of Abingdon (Berkley Muniments). - Richard de Lude sues Isolde, daughter of Gilbert Lewknor, for one hide of land in Woburn (Buckingham FF). - In 1219 occurrs Simon de Lewknor, who is being sued for land in Buckingham (CRR).
1213-28 William de Lewknor witnessed a charter by Adam Abbot of Eynesham abbey (CH nº 200). - 1223-4 William was sued by Roger Gernon for a hide of land in Lewknor (FFH3). - In 1229-30 Gilbert, William and Robert paid half a mark for 'a pone' against Roald, son of Alan, concerning rent in Cop Court (CFR). In 1238 he had been sheriff of Berkshire (CCR & Lib. R.). - Simon of Lewknor and Matilda his wife appear in Oxfordshire 1230-31 (CFR), and in that year give half a mark to have a pone (to retrieve a plea) against Roald son of Alan for 10s rent. - Simon had a wife Matilde petitioning rent in Corcourt, Oxfordshire, from Roald son of Alan (CFR). They had a daughter Sybil, who married Elias de Wilfield's son (GBS). - Simon was present in Buckinghamshire in 1233. - In 1240 the king wants the sheriff of Oxfordshire to show his trusted officials Barulk, Simon de Lewknor and others the defects of all the castles in the sheriff's bailiwick (CCHR V. 1). - 1241-2 Simon renders accout for the farm of the county of Berkshere 541 lbs 8s 4d, but does not pay anything into the Exchequer. - 1245 The King gives Bartholomew de Peche the custody of the lands ands heirs of William Sifrewast and the sheriff of Berkshire has to distrain Simon de Lewknor for the time he had been sheriff of Berkshire (CCR p. 306). In this year Simon was dead, having been custodian of the county of Berkshire (7 June 1237 (CFR & 1241-2 PR).
Geoffrey Lewknor received from the king the custody of the abbey of Gloucester in 1242-3 (CFR). 1246 The King pardons Geoffrey de Lewknor 20s, for which he had been amerced. 1261 Geoffrey de Lewknor was associated to the justices itinerant in Northampton with Adam de Grenville, Robert Briwes and others. Geoffrey de Lewknor, who on 5 Feb.1263 was appointed justice in eyre in Lincoln (CPR). He is mentioned in many documents. After 1262 he acted also as bailiff of the earl of Gloucester. He seised Reydon, Herlaw and other manors in Essex in 1265, holding a quarter kt's fee at Nethercote by Lewknor in Oxford, late of Edmund de Cromsel (Inq. 26 Sept. 1300). In 1270 Geoffrey confirms to William Lewknor, his nephew, all his land which he has in Rede (CCR). - He had a long carreer as justice and is found in many documents.
Nicholas Lewknor was one of the witnesses to a confirmation charter dated 24 September 1248 by Richard de Clare, earl of Gloucester giving to his brother Wiliam manors in Hampshire and Norfolk (CCHR V. 1). In 1270 Emma, widow of Nicholas Lewknor of Middelsex gave half a mark for getting a pone (retracing a plea (CFR). - In 1246 Henry Lewknor, parson, gave to the prior and convent of Snelleshall a virgate and on acre of land, and William Lewknor grants to the Hospital of St. John in Oxford his meadow in Forsthalls (CCHR C. 1),
William and Robert Lewknor profited from the forfeiture of land of those who had been at the battle of Evesham. William at that time was Pincerna of the King (Rot. Selecti). - 1268-9 William de Lewknor had held in chief the manor of Beimund of the king, an escheat of John Maunsel, which was given to Peter de Chamanter. -In 1270 William was rector of Riston East in Norfolk (Blomfield V. 9). - William was pincerna or butler of the King in 1263 (CCR). He receives land of Gilbert de Umfraville in Stibigge after the Battle of Lewes (Rot. Selecti). In 1269 he had exemption for life as King's serjeant for his long service, from being put on official posts (CPR). - In c. 1277 as justice he sealed as of Great Harrowden, Northampton (Kts of E I). - Hugh de Lewknor was elected abbot of Waverly Abbey where he had been a monk before (Dugdale Monasticon).
Hugh de Mandeville sued Galiena de Dammartin for the manor of Mendelsham with appurtenances. Plea of warranty of charters, Galiena quitclaimed to Hugh, who granted the manor to Nicholas Lewknor for one knight's fee (Essx FF V. 1, p. 223. - 10 Jan. 1258-9 Geoffrey de Fanancourt and Nicolas de Lewknor mainperned the executors of the testament of Phillip Luvel, formerly the king's treasurer (CFR). - Nicholas de Lewknor, John de la Lynde and others are witnesses to a charter by King Henry III, confirming to the burgesses of Wallingford the liberties his ancestor had given them (Liber Niger V. 2, pp. 816-9). - 13 May 1260 Roger Leybourne witnesses a charter by Prince Edmund concerning a sale by Erard de Valery to him and Nicholas Lewknor of a wardship of the manors of Datrford and Wimering in Kent (Kts of Edw. III, p. 35. - In 1262 Nicholas, kt., holds a quarter fee in Eltham, Kent, late of Richard de Clare earl of Gloucester, and had a grant of Benington manor in Hertfordshire. - Nicolas was also one of the executors of the testament of Richard de Clare, earl of Gloucester and Hertford, with William de Beauchamp of Bedford, John de Braose and others (CFR).
In 1265 the King gives Nicholas Lewknor the manor of Bennington in fee, formerly of Guy Balliol, a rebel (CPR). The manor seems to have been in Essex. Nicholas was Lord of the Manor of Rayne Hall in Essex, keeper of the wardrobe since 12 Nov. 1265, for which he received payment in 1267 (CPR). - Nicholas died in May 1268, the writ dating from 1 June, seised of Mendlesham in Suffolk and Little Reynes manor in Essex, held in chief for 1 knight's fee, as well as Mulesfam in Northumberland and South Mimms in Middelsex., further Keynes Parva (Little Horsted in SSX) and Hughele manor in Essex. [The de Welles family went on holding land in Little Reynes as well, see Aucher under Margaret de Welles. Little Raynes had been given to Nicholas by the custodian of it after Robert de Welles had committed a felony and had died.] - 1270 Emma, who was the wife of Nicholas Lewknor. - In 1269-70 Emma gives half a mark to remove a plea (FFH3). The heir of Nicolas is Roger his son aged 24-6 (CIPM V.1). - Nicolas had entailed his holdings in Sussex, Surrey, Suffolk, Buckinghamshire and Gretworth in Northampton in 1295 (Baker, Hist. of Northh.)..
In 1267-8 the King took the homage of Roger de Lewknor, son and heir of Nicholas Lewknor (CFR). In 1268 Sir Roger Lewknor held Mendelsham manor in Suffolk of Hugh de Mandeville which had been given him before his father's death. Therefore he had to do homage to Hugh. The manor of Little Reynes was confirmed to Roger in the same year by Peter de Champvent the custodian (see above) (CPR). - Roger received rents of Wilemund's manor and a messuage at Wilyes, Hertfordshire., Mendelsham of his father and confirmation of Little Raynes in Essex. For this manor he had to do suit at Haughley and pay 10s for castle guard at Dover. - Roger Lewknor is witness in 1270 to a charter by Nicholas Cifrewast to Thomas de Clare concerning the manor of Aldworth (CCR). Roger is a knight of Thomas de Clare. Therefore he had protection for one year going beyond seas in 1272 in service with the knights of Thomas de Clare (CPR). - In 1277 Roger was summoned to war against Llewelyn in Wales (Parl. Writs) - Roger was to marry Joan, daughter and heiress of Richard de Keynes of Horsted Keynes. In 1276 Roger and Joan his wife are sued by Richard Keynes, Joan's father, for the manor of Selmeston which they receive for a payment of 12 marks yearly to Richard de Keynes for his life (SSX FF) - William Keynes married Alice, daughter of Richard Knolle of Sussex, Surrey and Papworth Aleys, Cambridge (Abbrev. Plac. p. 192). - See also further Knelle members in this web sute).
1277 Thomas and Roger Lewknor agree to a convention for the manors of Mendelsham in Suffolk and Chapsted in Sussex, Gretnorth in Buckhamshire. and Sennere in Surrey. - 1279 he owes 140 marks to Laurence St.Maur (Seymour) (CCR). - He holds the manor of Hersted according to a charter since times not remembered with frankpledge, assise of bread and beer, tumbler and pillory and judgment of criminals (Plac. quo warranto p. 753). That year he was witness to a charter of manumission dated 1284 by King Edward I (SAS V. IV). The same year he also formed part of a Jury with Robert de Passele, Stephen de Diksterne, Thomas de Waliland and other justices in Sussex. In 1284-5 he holds Selmeston manor with appurtenances in chief of the honour of Mortain for one and a half fees (Feudal Aids), and in 1289 he is appointed sheriff of Surrey and Sussex for four years (The Wor-thies V. 3). - Sir Roger Lewknor was assigned a tenement in Winchelsea in 1288 next to Sir William and Simon de Echingham (SAS). - In 1290 Roger is witness to a receipt and quitclaim by Stephen abbot of Tréport abbey to the abbey of Robertsbridge in Sussex (CH nº 280). In that year Roger holds one and a half fees of the honour of Aquila in Sussex and has lands at Hachesham in Surrey in 1292. - In 1294 he had to answer for South Mimms manor concerning his liberty of frankpledge, tumberell, gallows and judgement of criminals. He declares that his ancestors held that right (Plac. quoe warranto, V. 2, p. 68).
Roger died on 23 Sept.1295 seised of Greteworth in Northampton (in total 5 knight's fees), South Mimmes and Blanchespelto in Middlesex and Selmeston, Ifford and Horsted Keynes and Broadherst in Sussex (IPM). The Sussex manors are reflected in the Subsidies of 1327 and 1332. - Roger had as arms AZ 3 chevrons AR, a label of 5 points OR (Camden), AZ 3 chevrons AR (Dering). Roger had held Mendlesham manor and a messuage in Hertfordshire of his father Nicholas and held one and a half knight's fees of the Honour of Aquila on 1 July 1277 (Horsted Keynes etc.). On 20 Aug. 1. - Roger's heir is
Thomas de Lewknor, kt., (d.1336), was aged 24-5 at his father's death. (Arms: AZ 3 chevrons AR for Sussex and Surrey (Parl.). In 1271-2 gives half a mark for a writ 'ad terminum'. In 1277 a settlement took place between Thomas and Roger de Lewknor for Mendelsham manor (Plea Rolls - Hist. of SF) - Thomas and his wife LUCY de Ardern, granddaughter of Lucy, wiffe of Thomas Ardern who died 1231 (VCH Oxfords. V. 6). They hold Soulthorne manor in Oxfordshire of Thomas Arden for 1 fee on 5 Nov. 1294, late of John de Luvetot. and 5 fees of the honour of Mortain in Northampton. - Thomas holds Mendelham still in 1287 and land in Hachesham, Surrey (Kts of E I). - Thomas, kt. holds land in Gatesbury, Hampshire, as 2 knight's fees of Philip Burnel on 3 July 1291. Lucy Bray, maybe the name of a first husband, is named again as his wife when there was a law suit of tithes in Souldern (CCHR). - In 1296 he is enrolled for the defence of the coast in the Rape of Pevensey. - 1297 he is summoned for military service in person with horses and arms beyond sea, 1298 against the Scots and again in 1301 (Parl. Writs).
In June 1305 an assize takes place at Southampton between Lucy de Arderne, widow of Thomas Lewknor, and the abbot of Eynesham, concerning the advowson of the church of Southenor in Oxfordshire (CH nº 516). - On 9 Oct. 1305 Lucy Lewknor claimed the right of nominating a parson to the church of Southorn in Oxfordshire (Plac. Abbrev. p. 254 & CH nº 510) - Lucy finally wins the law suit (CH 517 Cart. Eynsham Abbey). - This Thomas is brother of Roger. Thomas was dead before 1305. His heir is John.
John de Lewknor, his son and heir in 1327 petitions the King for an inquisition at the death of his father, who died seised of a messuage in the parishes of St. Helen and St. Martin of Oteswych in London and of the advowson of the church of St. Martin. Immediately afterwards he entered the premises and demised them to Lucy de Harewedone (Ardern), his mother, for her life (Inq. MIisc. v. 2). In 1329 John witnesses a grant by William Corbet, kt., lord of Chaddesley, to John Wyard and Joan his wife and their heirs of 200 lbs of yearly rent for his manor of Chaddeley (CCR p. 519). In the same year John has tenements in Magna Hawdon and Parva Hawdone. - On January 1330 John de Lewknor and his heirs receive a special grant from the king of free warren in theirs lands in Hethrop, Shiveham, Attingdon and Wodemondesle in Oxford (CCHR V. 4).
On 17 July 1312 land was held of Thomas Lewknor, kt, in Lingfeld, Surry (CIPM). - Thomas holds land in Sussex, Surrey and Hampshire. He is overlord at Lingfield in Surrey on 17 July 1312, Mendelsham on 30 Nov. 1324. He was summoned to the Great Council at Westminster on 9 May 1321 (Kts. of Edw. I). In 1323-5 Thomas and Roger de Brok had to array foot soldiers for the invasion of Gascony (Gascon Rolls). Mendelsham manor was still in the hand of Thomas in 1325, wherein he had enfeoffed John Bottetourt and Maud his wife (CIPM). - On 15 Feb. 1325 Thomas is instituted as commissioner of array in Middlesex. - In 1327 Thomas had paid 5s 11 1/4d for Horsted Kaynes and 6s 2d for Iford, in 1332 the subsidy amounted to one lbs 4s 7 3/4d for Horsted Kaynes as his father in law had died. - Thomas and Sibille held also the manor of South Mimms (London FF). - 1329 Thomas Lewknor and Sibyl his wife sue Henry Lewknor for a messuage, land, wood and rent in West Hoathley and Horsted Kaynes, the offiginal Dallingridge inheritance. The property went to Thomas and Sibyl and the heirs of Thomas (SSX FF). The same happened again in 1330 with the same result.- 1336 Thomas and Sibille his wife sue William le Feuer of Mymms for the premises in South Mymms (Ldn & Mddx FF).
Thomas is dead in 1336 seised of Evenle, Preston, Fardingston, Kiselingbury, Bruynton, Tharwickton, Pokelsle, Conesgrove, Fortho, Stratford, Tyffeld and Buckeby in Northampton. His land in Sussex and Surrey is worth 30 lbs.
- John answers the King that the liberties he holds were given to Geoffrey de Lewknor, whose heir he is, as the manor descended to Ralph his son, dsp. in 1339 to Nicholas, and from him to John his brother and his heirs (Plac. quo warranto). - Charnels, John Lewknor, John Gulafre, kts. of Thomas de Beauchamp, to safeguard Southampton (Corp. of Southampton). - In 1346 John pays 60s for an archer in Northampton (CFR). - John in 1348 was steward of the household of Queen Philippa (CPR). - As Sir John de Lewknor he is witness to a charter by Queen Philippa to Henry earl of Lancaster, handing Pontefract castle over to him in 1349 (CCR). - In 1366 John is mentioned as of Fletching in Sussex (CCR). 1353 John de Lewknor, a judge, has land in Kent, Surrey and Sussex (CCR).
- Roger (d. 1362) married Catherine Bardulph. - In 1320 Roger, son of Thomas de Lewknor, acknowledges that he owes to Thomas de Lewknor and Sibyl his wife 1.000 lbs (CCR). - Sir Roger was sheriff of Surrey and Sussex in 1330 (The Worthies), knight of the Shire in 1336 (GBS) and escheator in Sussex in 1354 (CCR). In 1355 again Sheriff of Sussex (The Beauties & Ant. of SSX). - On 10 July 1336 he owes his brother John 20 lbs to be levied in his lands in Northampton (CCR). - 1340 Roger and Katherine his wife sue Hugh Walcote & John Werl, clerk, for the manor of South Mimms (Ldn & Mddx FF). - Roger held certain tenements in East Greensted which he had enfeoffed to William atte Solers (CIPM). - He died in 1362 when John de Tye, escheator in Sussex and Middlesex, had order to take fealty of Katherine, late the wife of Roger de Lewknor, kt., whereby the manors not held in chief were Broadherst, Horsted Keynes, Selmeston and Iteford, land or rents in Southhetton, Rotherfield, Alchesham, Bucksted, Shirington, Catsfield, East Greenstedt in Sussex, the manor of South Mimms, Middlesex. Those manors were held jointly with Katherine (Wakehurst), the rest being held of Queen Philippa of the honour of l'Aigle, South Mimms of the honour of Humphrey de Bohun, earl of Hereford, then a minor (CCR). To this must be added lands in Sussex including in Catsfield and East Grinsted. - Roger and Katherine held also Wakehurst in her right. - Further there were possessions in Northamptonshire. - The Lewknor pedigree showes Barbara Bardolph, probably his first wife. Roger's heir was Thomas, aged 15 or more (CIPM).
- James Lewknor of Sussex owes money to citizens in London in 1368 (CCR).
- Richard, younger son of Roger, was MP for East Grinstead in 1374 (GBS). - In 1415 he he took part in the Battle of Agincourt (SAC). - In 1462 Richard Okshete made a gift of all his lands and chattels to Thomas West, lord de la Warre, Roger Lewknor, kt., Thomas and Richard Lewknor esq. and others (CCR).
- Sir Thomas, kt. (d. 14 March 1375), the heir, was married to Joan, daughter and heir of Sir John d'Oilly of Stoke d'Oylly. By this marriage the later Thomas Lewknor, who married Philippa Dallingridge, became heir of the Tregoz family in Dedisham and Slinfold, as Sir John d'Oilly had married Margaret Tregoz, daughter of Thomas de Tregoz and Joan, daughter of Lord Poynings. - On 16 July 1361, on the partition of the knight's fees late of Henry Duke of Lancaster, Thomas de Lewknor, John Ratingden, Andrew Medsted and the abbot of Begham had a fourth part in Sheffield, Sussex and Carlaxton, Essex, held of Thomas Seymour, who had died in 1358 (CCR). - (see also under Dallingridge). Thomas held also all the 5 knight's fees in Northampton mentioned above as of his father's. 1370 John de Middenhull, clerk, Walter de Warnham and Philip Landfey sue Thomas de Lewknor and Joan his wife for the manor of Stoke Doyly in Northants., the manor of Whatton in Leicestershire, the manor of la Denne in Sussex and the manor of Routon in Staffordshire, which go to the demandants for 400 marks. - 1374 John Mandeville, clerk, Walter de Warnham and Philip Landfey sue Thomas de Lewknor, kt. and Joan his wife for the manor of Stoke Doyley in Northampton, Whatton in Leicesters., la Denne in Sussex, Rowton in Staffords. All of them went to the demandants (SSX FF). - Thomas and Joan had the children
- Margaret who married as his second wife Sir John Covert of Chaldon, Surrey, (d. 1350), where he held one knight's fee. They had Baldwin, who married Isabel of Shelving, Kent, with whom he had a daughter Margaret. - Their second son John lost his life in the French wars under King Edward III. - Mary, their only daughter, married Baldwin Moyne.
- Jone or Joan, daughter and heir of Thomas, married John Bartelot, son of John Bartelot and Joan, daughter and co-heir of William Stopham, son of John Stopham and Jane Ford (SSX Genealogies). - 1407 John Bartlot and Joan his wife v. Thomas Lewknor, kt. regarding the manor of la Dene. John and Joan received it for a rent of a rose at midsummer, reversion to Thomas and his heirs (SSX FF). - The Bartelot family originated in Normandy and came to England at the time of the Conqueror.
- Elizabeth one of the daughters and heirs of Thomas Lewknor held Denne manor in Sussex in 1422 (CIPM).
- John Lewknor married Isabel, daughter of Sir Roger Covert. He died on 27 Jan.1408-9 seised of Denne Manor, Sussex, which he had granted to several persons long before his death. Heir of William de Braose by his daughter Aline (CIPM). John was the ancestor of the Lewknors of Kent. - However, there is a document dated 5 Nov. 1410 stating that he had held Denne by knight's service of John, brother and heir of Thomas (de Mowbray), earl Marshall, a minor in the King's ward, and that John had a daughter and heir Joan (CFR). In another document William Toche, clerk, sues John Lewknor of Arundel and Alice his wife for a messuage and 6 acres of land at Billinghurst, which go to William (SSX FF).
- Joan married John Cobham who died 1399. In the belfry of the church of Hever, Kent, is to be seen a brass commemorating John de Cobham, esq. and Dame Johane de Lewknor, his wiffe, and Renaud their son (French), or Reginald. On another tomb are the arms OR, on a chevron, 3 eagles displayed, a star in the dexter point, which belonged to this branch of the Cobhams of Sterborough castle (Hist. of Kent, V. 3, Ireld.).
John must have had a son who had descendancy as in the Visitation of Kent of 1619 appear
- Thomas, kt.
- Beatrix, daughter of Thomas Lewknor, married Rodolph Roper, kt., son of Thomas, and secondly Thomas Kempe of Wye. Daughter Agnes from the first marriage married Walter Culpepper of Bedgebury.
- Sibilla, daughter of Thomas Lewknor, kt., who married William Scott, kt., of Scotts Hall in Kent.
- Robert Lewknor in 1412 had land In Pulbergh, Sussex, worth 20 lbs. - He was Knight of the Shire in 1404 and died 1412 (GBS). - In 1388 he is also mentioned as being of Sussex. - 1373-4 Will of Walter Bachiler, draper of Kent, to John son of Richard Knowslee (Knolles), William son of William atte Dene, Johanna his daughter and Robert de Lewknor, her husband, he makes bequests. (Cal. of Wills in Husting). - Robert was married to Joan, daughter of Walter Bachiler, draper of Kent and Margery his wife..
- Roger, kt., the heir, married Elizabeth, daughter of Sir John Carew of Fulford, Devon. He died seised of the manors of Horsted Keynes, Itford, Selmeston, Bradhurst and Alchehorne in Sussex. - In 1401 The King, by his official William Armeston, wishes that the feoffees of Roger de Lewknor, deceased, render him his heirs and the lands the feoffees hold: The manors of Horsted Keynes, Selmeston and Itford, held of the King as of the manor of Ripe. - The feoffees of Roger Lewknor are Thomas atte Broke, Thomas Yope, William FitzRichard, Nicholas Mimms, who hold 6 1/2 fees in Selmeston, Broadherst,Itford, Horsted Kaynes, Lyndale and Tienton and reent in Alchin. .- Roger died on 10 Nov. 1409. The writ dates of 12 July 1412, inquisition took place on 5 November at Alfriston, Sussex, before John Halle, sen., John Wwallere, Robert Writele, Adam Iwode and Thomas Preston. His inquisition showes that in 1393 he had enfeoffed William Fitz Richard, cler, John Lewknor and Nicholas Mimms during the minority of his son Thomas, and to marry his daughters. In 1401-2 he held six and a half military fees in Selmeston, Itford, Horsted Kaynes, Lyndale and Tielton. Thomas was aged 19 at his death or born 1390 (CIPM V. 19).
Roger's and Elizabeth's children were:
- Agnes or Ann who married firstly Andrew Sackville, a descendant of Margaret Dallingridge, secondly Raffel Myle or Mill in 1504, and thirdly a person named Kighley (The Vis. of SSX).
- Sir John Lewknor of Goring was Knight of the Shire in 1450, 1451 Sheriff, MP for Horsham 1459. He was married to Joan or Jane Halsham. - John died after 1483.
1441 Little Carbrook manor in Norfolk, held in 1434 by Sir Hugh Halsham, kt., who died 1441 and left the manor to Joan, wife of John Lewknor of Goring, daughter of Richard Halsham, Hugh's brother (Blomfield V.7). 1453 John Pemberton, clerk, and William Goding sue John Lewknor, esq. and Joan his wife and John Halsham and Margaret his wife for the manor of Appulsham with appurtenances in Combes, Lancing and West Grinsted. It was adjudged to John Halsham and Margaret and heirs male, contingent remainders to to heirs male of John Halsham, to John Lewknor and Joan and heirs, heirs of Ann, late the wife of Robert Roos, kt., daughter of John Halsham, father of John, to John Halsham father and heirs of Maud St. John his wife (SSX FF). - 1454 To John Lewknore esq. and Joan his wife 950 acres of land, a messuage and a mill in Combes, Launcing and West Greensted (SSX FF ). - In 1463 John and Joan lose the manor of Passele, land and wood in Tysherst, Echingham and Burgersh to Thomas Randolf (SSX FF). In 1464 Thomas Hoo, esq., and John Lewknor and Jane his wife held the manors of Hampsted and Brabourne in Kent (Cal. IPM). - John was present at the coronation of Richard III and Queen Anne on 6 July 1483.
The Lewknor family seems to have originated in a place called Lewknor in Oxfordshire, where later generations of the Sussex branch still held land.
- Thomas Lewknor, eldest son of Roger, husband of Philippa Dallingridge - Thomas, his heir and the lands are withheld for causing damage of 1.000 lbs (CP 40/563, court of common pleas).
- Agnes, a nun at Rusper (Cartwright V. 2, p. 376), sister of Thomas
The Lewknor pedigree up to Thomas Lewknor has been mainly taken from Sussex Pedigrees. - Lewknor arms: Azure, three chevrons argent.