Sir Roger DE LEYBOURNE of Elham
(Abt 1218-Abt 1271)
Unnamed first wife
Henry DE SANDWICH, Constable of Dover Castle
(Abt 1225-Abt 1255)
(Abt 1226-1280)
Sir William DE LEYBOURNE of Elham
(Bef 1242-1310)
(Abt 1255-1327)
(-Aft 1337)


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Sir Geoffrey DE SAY, 1st Baron de Say


  • Born: Leybourne, Malling, Kent, England
  • Married:
  • Died: After 14 Nov 1337 2

  Idonea was also called Idonia DE LEYBURN, Idoine DE LEYBURNE....

  Research Notes:

He [Geoffrey de Say] married Idonia, daughter of William (DE LEYBURN), LORD LEYBURN, by Juliane, daughter and heir of Sir Henry DE SANDWICH. He died before 3 March 1321/2. Idonia had Birling and Burharn assigned to her in dower 15 April 1322. Geoffrey had before his death settled his manor of West Greenwich on her and himself, with successive remainders to their sons Geoffrey, Roger and Ralph and the heirs of their bodies. 1


  • 28 Dec 1295, St. Albans

Grant to William de Leyburn of the marriage of the son and heir of William de Say, tenant in chief, to marry him to his daughter Idonia and to no one else.
Mandate to Malcolm de Harlegh, escheator this side Trent, to deliver the body of the said heir to the said William or his attorney.

Calendar of Patent Rolls, Edw. I, vol. 3, p. 179


  • 6 Apr 1322, Altofts

[To Master Walewayn, escheator beyond Trent.] Order to assign dower to Idonia, late the wife of the said Geoffrey [de Say], upon her taking oath not to marry without the king's licence.

  • 22 May 1322

Assignment of dower to Idonia, late the wife of Geoffrey de Say, made by Master John Walewayn, escheator this side Trent, on 18 April, 15 Edward II., by the king's writ. There are assigned to her the manor of Berlynge, co. Kent, of the yearly value of 24l. 18s. 8d., and the following lands and tenements in the manor of Burgham, in the same county: a barn, a cow-house and ox-house, of the yearly value of 8d., with free egress and ingress; 40 acres of arable land, of the yearly value of 6d. an acre; 80 acres of arable land, of the yearly value of 4d. an acre; and 10 acres of pasture in the places called 'Landmed,' 'Mellemed,' and 'Stothope,' of the yearly value of 8d. an acre. There are assigned of the rent of assize of the tenants there 39s. 8d. yearly [tenants named].... There are also assigned to her the customs of the aforesaid tenants of ploughing 16 acres of land yearly, of the yearly value of 10s. 8d., to wit each acre 8d., and thirty two hens of the rent of the said tenants yearly, of the value of 4s., and 160 eggs yearly of the rent of the said tenants, of the yearly value of 6d. She took oath before the escheator not to marry without the king's licence.

Calendar of Close Rolls, 15 Edw. II, p. 431


  • 3 Oct 1326, Acton

John atte Ford of Wrotham puts his place Theobald Polayn in a suit in chancery between him and Geoffery de Say, son and heir of Geoffery de Say, deceased, and Idonia, late the wife of the said Geoffery de Say, tenants of the lands of the said Geoffery, concerning 100l., for which Geoffery made a recognisance in chancery to him.

Calendar of Close Rolls, 20 Edw. III, p. 649


  • 15 Jun 1332, Woodstock

Licence for Geoffery de Say to grant to Idonia de Say, his mother, the manors of Bingham, Codham, Edelmpton and Sabricheworth, said to be held in chief, to hold for her life by the rent of a rose at Midsummer.

Calendar of Patent Rolls, vol. 2, p. 310


Petitioners: Daniel de Bourgham (Burgham).
Addressees: King and council.
Nature of request: Bourgham requests a remedy as he has not been able to recover his lands and tenements following his outlawry, and is not able to pursue this at the law as he is totally ruined and he fears further hardships. He was indicted of a trespass before Burghersshe and his companions in Kent, by which he was outlawed and imprisoned in the Marshalsea, though eventually granted a charter of peace by the king he was not able to recover his lands which were entered by Say from whom he held the land.
Nature of endorsement: He should proceed at the common law.
Places mentioned: Kent; Marshalsea, [Surrey]; Banbury, [Oxfordshire]; Bedford, [Bedfordshire].
People mentioned: Bartholomew Bourghershe (Burghersh), Justice of trailbaston in Kent; Henry le Scrope; Geoffrey de Say; Idonia de Say, mother of Geoffrey de Say.
Note: The petition can be firmly dated to 1335 for and order to release Bourgham if he could find sufficient mainpernors was issued on 14 June 1335 (CCR 1333-7, p.503).


Cantaria beate Marie virginis in ecclesia de Mallyng'.

Nov. 14 [1337]. Institution of Sir John de Lageham of Mallyng', priest, to chantry of B.V.M. in Mallyng' parish church, vacant by death of Adam Herberd. Patron, Dame Ydonea, widow of Sir Geoffrey de Say, kt. Institution made 'absque omni prejudicio dicte ecclesie de Mallyng' et ipsius vicarti'.
Oath of obedience. Trottescliffe. xviij Kal. Dec. 1337. 2

  Marriage Information:

Idonea married Sir Geoffery DE SAY, 1st Baron de Say, son of Sir William DE SAY and Elizabeth. (Geoffery DE SAY was born about 1281 in Berling, Kent, England and died shortly before 3 Mar 1321/2 in Elsenham Manor, Essex, England.)


1 Complete Peerage XI:474-5.

2 google groups: soc.genealogy.medieval, post by Douglas Richardson, 13 Aug 2002, Idoine, widow of Geoffery de Say, 1st Lord Say, citing Charles Johnson, Registrum Hamonis, Hethe, Diocesis Roffensis, A.D. 1319-1352, 1 (Canterbury and York Soc., vol. 48) (1948): 578].

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