Sir Walter DE LANGLEY
(-)
Emma DE LACY
(-)
Sir Geoffrey DE LANGLEY of Bisseley & Pinley, Knt.
(-1274)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Unknown first wife

2. Matilda DE BRIGHTWELL
  • Robert DE LANGLEY

Sir Geoffrey DE LANGLEY of Bisseley & Pinley, Knt.

  • Married:
  • Died: Shortly before 22 Sep 1274

  General Notes:

Compiler's 22 x great-grandfather

  Research Notes:

Geoffrey of Langley was an English knight and ambassador of the 13th century. He participated in the crusade of Edward I of England in the Holy Land in the years 1270-71.

Geoffrey de Langley was also sent to the Mongol Il-Khanate court of Ghazan in 1291. Geoffrey left from Genoa, where he was joined by the Khan's ambassador to the West Buscarel of Gisolfe to go to the Mongol capital of Tabriz.

Geoffrey returned to Genoa on 11 January 1293.

Geoffrey of Langley was a member of the English knights under Edmond of Lancaster who went to France in 1294. 1

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The acquisition of lands around Coventry (including Bisseley) by Sir Geoffrey de Langley and his wife Maud/Matilda from Henry de Aubeney ca. 1245 was evidently quite one-sided (a typical Langley 'gift'), but did involve the exchange of some of Maud's lands and prospective inheritance:

"in exchange for this gift, the said Geoffrey gives to the said Henry and Christine 40 shillings of land in Wdeberghe co. Wilts. together with the land and tenement which Cecilia de la Rivere holds in dower in the vill of Wdeberghe [Woodborough, co. Wilts.] due to the said Geoffrey and Matilda on her death, together with 30 shillings rent in the vill of Orchestone [Orcheston, co. Wilts.] and 15 shillings rent in the vill of Bristoll'; to hold of the said Geoffrey rendering annually a pair of gloves or one penny at Easter;.... "

Maud is stated... to have brought to her marriage, as maritagium and/or inheritance, the manor of Turkdean in Gloucestershire, with land and rents at Brightwell, Ewelme, Haseley and Standhill in Oxfordshire, Hawridge in Buckinghamshire, and Woodborough in Wiltshire - documentary evidence of her rights in Woodborough is noted above..... 2

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Inquisition Post Mortem

48. Geoffrey de Langle alias de Langeleye.

Writ, 22 Sept. 2 Edw. I. [1274]

Warwick. Inq. Saturday the octave of St. Michael.

Melecote. The manor with Little Dersinton in the hundred of Barlichwey, held of the king in chief by service of one sore sparrow hawk.

(Sir) Walter his son, is his next heir and of full age.

Warwick. Inq. Friday after St. Denis, 2 Edw. I.

Pinele in the hundred of Knittelawe. The manor held of the earl of Hereford by service of 1/10; knight's fee.
Herdeberwe. Land worth 10l. yearly, held of Asculph Musard by service of 1d.
Stivechale. 1 carucate land held of William de Luci by service of 2s.
A mill called Hethmulne, held of Margery de Nerburne by service of 1d.
8d. yearly, held of Henry Daubeny by service of 2d.
Stifford. The mill, held of Walter de Eyvile by service of a rose.
Covintre and the neighbourhood. Many tenements worth 67s. 10d. yearly, held of many lords by small services worth 2s.

Heir as above.

Warwick. Inq. Sunday after the octave of St. Michael, 2 Edw. I.

Atheriston in the hundred of Kynton. The manor, held of the king in chief by service of one pair of gilt spurs yearly.

Heir as above.

Gloucester. Inq. the day of St. Luke the Evangelist, 2 Edw. I.

Suthinton Lang'. The manor (extent given) held of the fee of Sir Walter de Lassci by knight's service; and 1 carucate land held of the fee of Ralph Musard, which he had of the sale of the heir of Hascolph Musard by service of 1/8 knight's fee, and there are 4a. meadow, a mill, and 15s. rent.

Heir as above, aged 30 and more.

Gloucester. Inq. Sunday after St. Luke, 2 Edw. I.

Weston Mauduyt. The manor (extent given) held of William de Bello Campo by service of ½ knight's fee.

Heir as above, aged 30 and more.

Northampton. Extent, The morrow of St. Luke, 2 Edw. I.

Hirtlingburi. 3 virgates land, 4a. meadow, and rents (with names of tenants), the whole held of the abbot of Peterborough (Burgi) doing to him foreign service.

Heir as above, aged 40 and more.

Writ, to enquire concerning lands held by the said Geoffrey conjointly with Maud his wife. 24 Sept. 2 Edw. II.

Oxford. Inq. The day of All Souls, 2 Edw. 1.

Bristewell. 2 virgates land held of Thomas de Parco by service of 4s. when scutage runs, and ½ virgate land held of the abbot &c. of Dorkecestre by service of 1 ½d., of the inheritance of Maud sometime his wife; 6 acres land held by his own purchase of Richard Petit, to him and Maud his wife and their heirs, by service of 1d. and 1 rose; and a mill similarly held of John de Langenhull by service of 4s. 1d. yearly.
Chaugrave. 1 virgate land similarly held of Oliver son of Peter de Hasel' by service of 2d.
Heydon. 2 virgates land held of Henry le Bruton and his heirs by service of 1 rose, and 27s. to Sir Adam Dispensator.

Robert de Langele their son, aged 25, is their next heir.

Gloucester. Inq. The day of St. Luke, 2 Edw. I.

Cesterton. 1 carucate and 4 virgates land (extent given), held jointly (as above) of J. de Monemue by service of ¼ knight's fee.

Heir as above.

Gloucester. Inq. Wednesday before SS. Simon and Jude, 2 Edw. 1.

Turkeden. 4 virgates land in demesne, 3 virgates held by customary tenants, and 2 cottars, held of Robert de ... by service of a rose, in free marriage with Maud his wife.

Heir as above.

Warwick. Inq. Friday after St. Denis, 2 Edw. 1.

Staverton in the hundred of Knittelawe. The manor held jointly (as above) of the earl of Penbroc by service of 1d., and by service of a sore sparrow hawk to the king by the hand of Rees (Resy) de Ardern.
Coventre and parts near. Lands and messuages similarly held of Henry Daubeny by service of ½d., and by service of 56s. yearly to the prior of Coventre; and many small parcels of land and messuages, worth 54s. 6d. yearly, held of many lords by small services worth 6d. yearly.

Master Robert de Langeleya, is their next heir, and of full age.

C. Edw. I. File 4. (8.) 3

  Marriage Information:

Geoffrey married...

  Marriage Information:

Geoffrey also married Matilda DE BRIGHTWELL.

Sources


1 Wikipedia article, Geoffrey of Langley, citing The Medieval Expansion of Europe, J. R. S. Phillips, p. 126.

2 Google Groups, soc.genealogy.medieval, CP Confirmation: NN de Langley, wife of Nicholas de Stafford.

3 Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem, Vol. II, Edward I, pp. 35-37.


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