John DE VERDUN
(Abt 1226-1274)
Margery DE LACY
(-Bef 1256)
Sir Theobald DE VERDUN "the Elder", Knt.
(Abt 1248-1309)
Margery
(-)
Sir Theobald DE VERDUN "the Younger", Knt.
(1278-1316)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Matilda (Maud) DE MORTIMER

2. Elizabeth DE CLARE, Baroness d'Amory
  • Isabella DE VERDUN+
  • Katherine DE VERDUN

Sir Theobald DE VERDUN "the Younger", Knt.

  • Born: 8 Sep 1278, Alton, Cheadle, Staffordshire, England
  • Married (1): 29 Jul 1302, Wigmore, Hereford, England
  • Married (2): 4 Feb 1315/6, near Bristol, Gloucester, England
  • Died: 27 Jul 1316
  • Buried: Croxden Abbey, Croxden, Staffordshire, England

  Orthographic variations: DE VERDON, DE VERDOUN

  General Notes:

Compiler's 23 x great-grandfather

  Research Notes:

THEODALD (DE VERDUN), 2nd but 1st surviving son and heir, was born 8 September 1278. On the death of his brother John he was ordered by the King, 14 July 1297, to serve overseas in his place; and he was frequently summoned against the Scots till 1316; knighted by the King in Northumberland, 24 June 1298, and fought in the 2nd line at the battle of Falkirk, 22 July following. He was summoned v.p. to Parliament from 29 December 1299 to 16 October 1315, by writs directed (till his father's death) Theobaldo de Verdun junior, whereby he also is held to have become LORD VERDUN. He had seisin of his lands, 28 September 1309; and was Justiciar of Ireland, 30 April 1313-January 1314/5.

He married, 1stly, 29 July 1302, at Wigmore, co. Hereford, Maud, daughter of Edmund (DE MORTIMER), LORD MORTIMER, by Margaret, daughter of Sir William DE FENLES. She died 17 or 18 September 1312 at Alton, after childbirth, and was buried 9 October in Croxden Abbey. He married, 2ndly, 4 February 1315/6, near Bristol (against the King's will and without his licence), Elizabeth, widow of John DE BURGH (who died v.p. 18 June 1313; 2nd but 1st surviving son and heir apparent of Richard, 2nd EARL OF ULSTER, 3rd and youngest sister of the whole blood and coheir of Gilbert (DE CLARE), 7th EARL OF GLOUCESTER AND HERTFORD, daughter of Gilbert, 6th EARL OF GLOUCESTER AND HERTFORD, by his 2nd wife, Joan, "of Acre," daughter of EDWARD I. He died s.p.m. 27 July 1316 at Alton, aged 37, and was buried 19 September in Croxden Abbey. His widow, who had received the Honor of Clare in her purparty of her brother's estates, married, 3rdly, shortly before 3 May 1317, Roger (DAMORY), 1st LORD DAMORY, who died s.p.m. 13 or 14 March 1321/2. She, who was born 16 September 1295 at Tewkesbury, died 4 November 1360, aged 65. M.I. to her and her 3rd husband in St. Mary's, Ware. Will, desiring burial in the Convent of the Minoresses without Aldgate, London, dated at Clare, 25 September 1355, proved 3 December 1360.

On Theobald's death the two Baronies of Verdun, supposed to have been created by the writs of 1295 (or 1290 and 1299, fell into abeyance, according to modern doctrine, among his 3 daughters and co-heirs, by his 1st wife, Joan, Elizabeth and Margery, and his posthumous daughter and coheir, by his 2nd wife, Isabel. 1

(i) Joan, born 9 or 11 August 1303 at Wootton in Stanton Lacy, Salop, and baptised in the church of Onibury, in that co., married, 1stly, 28 April 1317, in the King's Chapel in Windsor Park, John de Montagu (1st son and heir apparent of William, 2nd Lord Montagu), who died s.p. and v.p., being buried 14 August 1317 in Lincoln Cathedral. She married, 2ndly, 24 February 1317/8, Thomas (de Furnivalle), Lord Furnivalle, who died 5, 7 or 14 October 1339. She died 2 October 1334 at Alton, aged 31, and was buried 7 or 8 January 1334/5 in Croxden Abbey.

[ii) Elizabeth, born circa 1306, married, before 11 June 1320, Bartholomew (Burghersh), Lord Burghersh, who died 3 August 1355. She died 1 May 1360. Her senior representative is (1956) Viscount Falmouth, the others being the descendants of Anne, suo jure Countess of Warwick, wife of Richard (Neville), Earl of Salisbury and Warwick, the "Kingmaker."

(iii) Margery, born and baptised 10 August 1310 at Alton, married, 1stly, before 20 February 1326/7, William (le Blount), Lord Blount, who died s.p. shortly before 3 October 1337. She married, 2ndly, before 18 October 1339, Sir Mark Husee (son and heir apparent of Henry, 2nd Lord Husee), who died v.p. shortly before 10 February 1345/6. She married, 3rdly, before 10 September 1355, as his 1st wife, Sir John de Crophull, of Bonnington, Notts, who died 3 July 1383. She died before him in or before 1377. Her representatives would appear to be those of Thomas Husee, her descendant by her 2nd marriage, living 1478.

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Inquisitions following a writ dated 28 Aug "3 Edw II" after the death of "Theobald de Verdun alias de Verdoun, de Verdun, the elder” name “Theobald his son aged 28 [...30...24 and more...22 and more...aged 31 at the feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Mary last] is his next heir”. The Chronicle of Croxden records that “Theobaldus filius Theobaldi de Verdun” returned “de Hibernia in Angliam” in 1302 and was knighted “die sancti Johannis Baptistæ” by King Edward I.

Lord Verdun. Inquisitions following a writ dated 30 Jul "10 Edw II" after the death of "Theobald de Verdon alias de Verdun” name “Elizabeth late his wife is pregnant of a living child. His daughters Joan aged 13, Elizabeth aged 10 and Margery aged 7 are his next heirs”. 2

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14 Jul 1297, Westminster.

To Theobald de Verdun. The king is not pleased with his letter of excuse for not coming to him with horses and arms, in accordance with the king's letters lately sent to him, in which he excused himself on the grounds of his infirmity of body and other causes of trouble and as also of the death of John, his eldest son, whom he had proposed to send in his place, as stated in his letter. As, however, the king holds that his second son Theobald, according to the king's recollection of him when he last saw him and as he learns by trustworthy testimony, is able and strong enough to supply his brother's place, he requests and orders Theobald to send him to the king in John's place to go with the king in his service at his wages, laying aside all excuse. This he is warned not to omit as he loves his honour and profit and as the king trusts in him.
To John Wogan, justiciary of Ireland. Order to cause the aforesaid Theobald son of Theobald to have passage by sea and the king's wages in coming to the king.

Calendar of Close Rolls, 25 Edw. I, pp. 42-43

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16 Dec 1301, Linlithgow

Letters for Theobald de Verdoun the younger, staying in England, nominating Ingelram le Venur and Peter Bonserjaunt his attorneys in Ireland for two years.

Calendar of Patent Rolls, Edw. I, vol. 4, p. 5

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24 Apr 1302, Devises

John son of Thomas, Theobald son of Theobald de Verdun and Alan son of William son of Warin acknowledge that they owe to Gerard de Orum 105l.; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in Ireland and in cos. Stafford, Northampton and Oxford.

Calendar of Close Rolls, 30 Edw. I, p. 580

28 Apr 1302, Devizes

Licence for Edmund de Mortuo Mari to grant in free marriage with Matilda his daughter to Theobald de Verdun the younger, the castle and manor of Donmask, in Ireland, held by him in chief and for Theobald de Verdun the elder to grant in fee simple to the said Theobald and Matilda land to the value of 200 marks a year in his manor of Loghfinedy...

Calendar of Patent Rolls, Edw. I, vol. 4, p. 33

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28 Sep 1309, Windsor

Order to the escheator on this side Trent to deliver to Theobald de Verdun, son and heir of Theobald de Verdun, tenant in chief, the lands late of his said father, he having done homage.

Order to Nigel le Brun, escheator in Ireland, to deliver to the same Theobald the lands late of his said father, though the inquisitions which the king ordered to be made on the said lands have not yet been returned to Chancery; so that the inquisitions be made and returned without delay according to an order thereon directed to him.

Calendar of Fine Rolls, 3 Edw. II, p. 49

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25 Sep 1311, Eltham

Order to the treasurer and barons of the Exchequer of Dublin to cause enrolment to be made pursuant to the king's grant to Theobald de Verdun that of the debts of his ancestors and himself he pay 20l. a year at the Exchequer.

Calendar of Fine Rolls, 5 Edw. II, p. 103

11 Oct 1311, London

Theobald de Verdun, staying in England, has letters nominating Richard de Burgh and William de Brigth his attorneys in Ireland for one year.

Calendar of Patent Rolls, Edw. II, vol. 1, p. 395

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22 Jan 1313, Windsor

Theobald de Verdun, staying in England, has letters nominating John Gereberd and Richard Amely, of Braundon, his attorneys in Ireland for two years.

30 Apr 1313, Westminster

Appointment, during pleasure, of Theobald de Verdun to the office of justiciary of Ireland and to keep the land of Ireland, with its castles and other appurtenances, receiving at the Exchequer, Dublin, so long as he shall occupy that office, 500l. a year, for which he will keep the office and land and shall continuously maintain in the king's service 20 men-at-arms, with as many caparisoned horses, during his commission.

Calendar of Patent Rolls, Edw. II, vol. 1, pp. 522, 568

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12 Aug 1314, York

To Theobald de Verdon, justiciary of Ireland. Order to come at once to the king in England with horses and arms, and to appoint someone in whom he can confide to keep Ireland in his place.

Calendar of Close Rolls, 8 Edw. II, p. 193

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30 Jul 1316, King's Cliffe

Order to the escheator on this side Trent to take into the king's hand the lands late of Theobald de Verdon, deceased, tenant in chief.

7 Aug 1316, Lincoln

Commitment to Roger Dammory of the wardship of the lands late of Theobald de Verdoun, tenant in chief, until the full age of the heir, at the yearly rent of the value thereof.

7 Oct 1316, York

Commitment to Nicholas de Verdon and Miles his brother of the residue of the lands late of Theobald de Verdon, tenant in chief, in Ireland, taken into the king's hand by reason of the minority of his heirs, after deducting the dower falling to Elizabeth late his wife according to the law and custom of those parts, and 100l. of land or rent yearly which the king granted therefrom to Richard Tuyt and 20l. of land or rent yearly which the king granted therefrom to Robert de la Pull; to hold until the full age of the heirs at the yearly rent of the extent of the said residue at the Exchequer of Dublin.

Calendar of Fine Rolls, 10 Edw. II, pp. 293, 294, 305

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Inquisition Post Mortem

54. THEOBALD DE VERDON alias DE VERDUN.

Writ, 30 July, 10 Edward II.

STAFFORD. Inq. 8 October, 10 Edward II.

Alveton. The castle with its members, viz.—Bredeleye, Farley, Cotene, Wutton, Deneston [alias Denston], Staunton, Strongeshull [alias Streingeshull], Buckenhale, Fenton and Balderdeleye (extents given), held of the king in chief by service of a knight’s fee.
Elizabeth late his wife is pregnant of a living child. His daughters, Joan aged 13, Elizabeth aged 10, and Margery aged 7, are his next heirs.

SALOP. Inq. 24 October, 10 Edward II.

Stoke upon Tyrne. The manor (extent given), held of the king in chief by service of 1/2 knight’s fee.
Lodelowe. A moiety of the town (extent given), held of the king in chief by service of 1/4 knight’s fee.
Elizabeth his wife is pregnant, but unless it shall be of a male child, his heirs are his daughters as above.

WARWICK. Inq. 23 October, 10 Edward II.

Braundone. The manor with its members (extent given), held of the earl of Warwick in chief by service of a knight’s fee.
Flekkenho. The hamlet, a member of Braundone, held by Walter Coyni for life by the demise of the said Theobald, doing 40s. yearly.
Bretford hamlet. Geoffrey de Chaumbreleyn enfeoffed the nuns Seburga and Aoemy of 150a. of his demesne, and of the meadow between Bretford and the mill-pond of Merstone, and of all the lands between these four boundaries, viz.—Musewellesshiche and Fosse between the river Afvam and the grove of Burtele, with common at Braundone for all necessaries; and the said nuns, with his assent, thereof enfeoffed the prior, &c. of Kyneliwurth, who delivered the same to Richard the clerk of Bretford for life, rendering 1 mark yearly, and the said Richard by collusion delivered to the lord of Braundone of that time all the above, which of right belong to the church of Kenellewrthe.
Heirs as above, but Joan aged 12 years.
Memorandum (by the escheator?). Concerning the hamlet of Bretford the jury would not deliver any other form of inquisition than the above, but the said Theobald entered upon that hamlet after the death of his father, in the king’s 3rd year, as his inheritance, as was found by the inquisitions then returned into the chancery, and has now died seised thereof, claiming such estate therein for himself and his heirs.

LEICESTER. Inq. 18 October, 10 Edward II.

Neubold. The manor (extent given) held of the king in chief by service of 1/10 knight’s fee.
Heirs as above, but Joan aged 14, Elizabeth 12, and Margery 5 years.

LEICESTER. Inq. 16 October, 10 Edward II.

Luttreworth. The manor (extent given), including a pasture called Logeleys, and a market and fair, held of John son of John de Wolreton by service of 10s. yearly called ‘mauflyn,’ which the said John renders for the guard of the castle of Northampton.
Cotesbech without Luttreworth (extent given), including two views at Skefftynton, held of the king in chief by service of 1/6 knight’s fee.
Heirs as above.

OXFORD. Inq. 26 October, 10 Edward II.

La Hethe. The manor (extent given), held of Thomas Daudele, service unknown.
Heir unknown, because his wife is pregnant.

BUCKINGHAM. Inq. 21 October, 10 Edward II.

Farnham. The manor and the hamlet of Sere (extent given), held of the king in chief by service of finding a glove for his right hand on the day of the king’s coronation for supporting the king’s right arm with his said gloved hand whilst the king shall hold his sceptre (regalem virgam).
Heir unknown.

WILTS. Inq. 10 October, 10 Edward II.

Stoke Verdon. The manor (extent given), held of the abbess of Wilton at a fee farm rent of 11l. yearly to her and her successors.
Wyvelesford. A capital messuage, 60a. arable, 3a. meadow, pasture, rents, &c., held of the bishop of Salisbury rendering 4l. 13s. 4d. yearly to him and his successors.
Heirs, Joan, Elizabeth and Margery, as above.

HEREFORD. Extent. Tuesday the feast of All Souls, 10 Edward II.

Webbeleye. The castle and manor (extent given), held of the king in chief by service of 2 1/2 knights’ fees.
Heirs as above, Joan aged 13, Elizabeth 10, and Margery 5 years.

MARCHES OF WALES [HEREFORD]. Extent. Friday the morrow of SS. Simon and Jude, 10 Edward II.

Ewyas Lacy. The castle and a moiety of the manor (extent given), held of the king in chief, service unknown. There are no advowsons of churches, and the jury know not of any knights’ fees.
Heirs as above, ages unknown.

Writ of certiorari de feodis, &c., 27 September, 10 Edward II.

BUCKINGHAM. Inq. Friday after St. John ante Portam Latinam, 10 Edward II.

Farnham. The advowson of the church. He held no knights’ fees in the county.

[DERBY AND STAFFORD.] Inq. Monday the morrow of St. Cuthbert, 10 Edward II.

Knights’ fees &c., pertaining to the honour of Alvetone.
Fornewerk. 1/2 knight’s fee held by John de Verdun.
Hertheshorn. A knight’s fee held by John de Scherthasles [alias de Sherthales] and the heirs of Robert de Farnham.
La Newehalle [alias Neuhall]. 1/2 knight’s fee held by the heirs of Robert de la Warde.
Crakemerch and Creygthon. A knight’s fee held by Sir Walter de Verdun [alias de Werdon] and Sir John de Baryngton.
Northbury. A knight’s fee, tenant unknown.
He had no advowsons of churches pertaining to the honour aforesaid.

LEICESTER. Inq. 14 January, 10 Edward II.

Brantyngthorp and Pethlynge [alias Petlyng]. Two knights’ fees held by the abbot of Muryval.
Shathewelle. 1/4 knight’s fee held by William Fyton.
Thorp by Lilleborn and Bildeston. 1/8 knight’s fee held by Walter Chaynel.
Parva Assheby. 1/6 knight’s fee held by John de Folevile.
Fleckeneye. 1/6 knight’s fee held by John Yvon and other free tenants.
Stanton Harald. 1/4 knight’s fee held by the heirs of Elias de Stanton.
Worthington [alias Wortyngton]. 1/4 knight’s fee, tenant unknown.
Bourton [alias Burton] Overay. 1/2 knight’s fee held by the heirs of Robert de Normanvlle [alias de Normanvill].
Nouesleye. A knight’s fee, tenant unknown.
Boseworthe, Neubold, Skeftyngton, Lutturworthe and Cotesbach. The advowsons of the churches.

WARWICK. Inq. 15 January, 10 Edward II.

Hornton and Hornlegh. A knight’s fee held by Richard de Sutton.
Hunstanscote. 1/4 knight’s fee, tenant unspecified.
Little Fleckenho. 1/2 knight’s fee held by John Coigne.
Assheho and Caldecote. A knight’s fee held by the heirs of Geoffrey de Symely.
Dersyngton. A knight’s fee held by Henry de Prayeres.
Wolframcote. 1/2 knight’s fee held by Robert de Langeleye.
Great Fleckenho. 1/2 knight’s fee held by the free tenants there.
Sheldon. 1/2 knight’s fee held by Nicholas de Scheldon.
Thurlaston. A knight’s fee held by Simon son of Margery and John de Derset.
Lillyngton. 1/2 knight’s fee held by the heirs of Peter de Wolwardington.
Bereford. 1/2 knight’s fee held by John de Napford.
Burton and Draycote. 1 3/4 knight’s fee held by Thomas de Garshale; and 1 3/4 knight’s fee held by Robert de Verdun.
Boddebrok. 1/2 knight’s fee held by the heirs of Robert de Hastang; and 1/2 knight’s fee held by the heirs of Philip de Gaydon [alias de Gayton].
Blakedon and Wrydefen. 1 1/2 knight’s fee, tenant unknown.
Avenederset. Two knights’ fees and three parts of a fee, held by the heirs of John de Cauntelou [alias de Canti Lupo].

[HEREFORD.] Inq. Saturday the feast of St. Vincent, 10 Edward II.

Erdesle, Letton, Brocbury, Suavesour, Stretton, Buterle and Kempele. 3 1/2 knights’ fees held of the honour of Webbele by Richard de Baskerville.
Hompton, Bakynton, Stretton, Lauton by Kyngeslane, and Lydecote. 3 1/2 knights’ fees held as above by Richard de Hompton.
Weston. 1/2 knight’s fee held as above by Robert de Weston.
Almaly, Leghton, Micheleschirche, Mannewyteschirche, Stannfordesfaucon, Standon, Achepichard and Bishampt[on]. 4 1/2 knights’ fees held as above by Philip ap Houwel, Rees ap Houwel and Joan Pichard.
Pyonia and Houton Cotes. 2 3/4 knights’ fees held as above by Richard de la Lynde, the younger, Philip ap Houwel and Rees ap Houwel.
Buford and Stanford upon Teme [alias Temede]. A knight’s fee held as above by Walter de Craueley.
Grendon. 1/5 knight’s fee held as above by John de Grendon.
Aleton. 1/5 knight’s fee held as above by Robert Broun.
Malmeshul Gamage. 1/10 knight’s fee held as above by William Gernon.
Webbeton, Cobbewell, Walsopthorn and Mere. 1/2 knight’s fee held as above by Roger de Kriketot and George de Kriketot.
Putteleye, Cheynest[re], Strete, Tuyldenehid, Estleche and Wallemesthorp. Four knights’ fees held as above by Richard Comyn and the heirs of William Comyn.
Munesleye [alias Monesleye]. 1/2 knight’s fee heid as above by the heirs of Richard Feypo [alias Faypo].
Markleye. Two knights’ fees held as above by the heirs of John son of John de Soulers [alias de Soleres].
Kusop. A knight’s fee pertaining to the castle of Ewyas.
Straddil. A knight’s fee pertaining to the same.
Rouleston. 1/2 knight’s fee pertaining to the same.
He held no advowsons of churches in the county of Hereford.

SALOP. Inq. Thursday the eve of the Annunciation, 10 Edward [II].

Buterleye. A knight’s fee held by Stephen de Buterleye.
Overheyton. 1/2 knight’s fee held by Robert Broun.
Heneleye [alias Henneleye], 1/2 knight’s fee held by Roger de Welyngton.
Wildredehope. 1/2 knight’s fee held by Burga late the wife of Richard de Harleye.
Sutton and Wycchecote. A knight’s fee held by John de Haulou [alias de Haulo] and the aforesaid Robert Broun.
Russhebury. 1/2 knight’s fee held by the same John de Haulou.
Hopton. A knight’s fee held by John de Hopton Kandivant [alias Candyvant].
Wyggele. 1/4 knight’s fee held by Robert son of Robert Dovyle.
Suthstoke. A knight’s fee held by the heir of Sir William de Lodelawe.
Eton. 1/2 knight’s fee held by William de Heselshawe.
Alverton and Hopton. 1/2 knight’s fee held by the tenants there.
Blecchele. 1/4 knight’s fee held by the heirs of Thomas Corbet.
Morton. 1/4 knight’s fee held by Hugh de Say.
Lodelawe. The advowson of a moiety of the church.
Stoke upon Tyrne. The advowson of the church.

Assignment of dower to Elizabeth late the wife of the said Theobald out of his lands &c. viz.—the manors of Neubold, Luttreworth, Farnham with Sere, Braundon and Stoke Verdon, and lands, rents &c. in Cotesbech, Fleckenho, Gretford and Wyvelesford.

Extent or summary of two parts of the said lands, viz.—the castles and manors of Alveton with its members, Webbeleye and Ewyas Lacy, the manors of Stoke upon Tyrne and La Hethe, and lands &c. in Lodelawe.

Writ to the escheator to take the proof of age of Joan the wife of Thomas de Fornivall, the younger, daughter and one of the heirs of the said Theobald, deceased, who seeks her pourparty of the said inheritance, 12 May, 11 Edward II.

SALOP. Proof of age of the said Joan, 5 June, 11 Edward II. (defaced.)

William Aleyn (?) of Staunton, aged 52, says that the said Joan was born at Wotton and baptized in the church of St. Mary, Onebury, and was 14 years of age on 9 August last; and this he knows because he had a daughter, Sibyl, born on the same day.
John de Boudler (?), aged 44, says the like, and knows it because on the feast of the Assumption in the same year, Hugh de Mortimer of Richard’s Castle was buried at Worcester, of whom (he held?) his land.
William son of Hugh, aged 70, says the like, and knows it because John Scot came and told him of the birth, and he gave him a sparrow-hawk for the news.
Thomas de Overton, aged 42, says the like, and knows it because he has a brother, Richard, who was born at Overton in the same week.
William de Sibeton, aged 44, says the like, and knows it because John de Sibeton, his brother, granted 1/2 virgate of land to Adam de Sibeton for 14 years at the feast of the Assumption following in the same year, and now it has come to his own hands as heir of the said John.
Richard de Affecote, aged 50, says the like, and knows it because he made a dovecote at the feast of Easter following in the same year.
Robert de Staunton, clerk, aged 41, says the like, and knows it because at the feast of St. Michael following in the same year, he had a daughter, Alice, born.
Walter de Aventre, aged 53, says the like, and knows it because Margaret de Mortimar (?) stayed at Staunton Lascy in the same year from the feast of St. Michael, with her household (familia), until the feast of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist following.
Roger Church (?) aged 46, says the like, and knows it because Nicholas his father died in the same year at the feast of All Saints.
Roger … . hale, aged 60, says the like, and knows it because at Christmas (?) in the same year he married Sibyl his wife, who still lives.
William de Aventre, aged 40, says the like, and knows it because he was then servant of Agnes de Lodelowe, and made a dovecote at Eweldon for her use.
Walter Tope (?), aged 48, says the like, and knows it because he had 1/2 virgate of land from John de Saberton, for 12 years, and on the same day ……when the said Joan was born.
The escheator warned Isabella, queen of England, the king’s consort, but no one came.
Partition of two parts of the said lands into four parts, viz.—between Joan whom Thomas de Furnivall, the younger, has married, Elizabeth, and Margery, daughters of the said Theobald by his first wife, and——his daughter by Elizabeth, late the wife of John de Burgo, and sister of Gilbert de Clare, late earl of Gloucester and Hertford, his second wife, made at the suit of the said Thomas and Joan after the proof of age of the said Joan, viz.—
The castle and manor of Alveton, with its members.
The castle and manor of Webbele, excepting 9l. rent from free tenants.
The castle and manor of Ewyas Lacy, excepting 10l. 9s. rent.
And the manors of Stoke upon Tyrne and La Hethe, lands in Ludelawe, and the said 9l. rent from Webbele, and 10l. 9s. rent from Ewyas Lacy.

Writ of scire facias to the escheator to warn the said Thomas and Joan to be in the chancery on the octave of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist next, on the petition of Bartholomew de Burgherssh who has married Elizabeth daughter and one of the heirs of the said Theobald, who has proved her age, to show cause why the castle and manor of Alveton with members &c. should not be resumed into the king’s hand and extended again, 11 June 13 Edward II.

Writ of scire facias to the same effect; endorsed with a memorandum that it was agreed before the archbishop of Canterbury and others of the king’s council, that the said castle, manor &c. should be again extended, 13 August 14 Edward II.

C. Edw. II. File 56. (1.) 3

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20 Aug 1316, York

Grant to William de Monte Acuto, for his good service to the late and present kings, of the marriage of Joan, eldest daughter and one of the heirs of Theobald de Verdon, tenant in chief, a minor in the king's custody.

24 Nov 1316, York

Grant to Walter de la Pulle of the custody of 20l. worth of land or rents, late of Theobald de Verdun, deceased, tenant in chief in Ireland, to hold until the full age of his heirs...

Grant to Richard de Tuyt of the custody of 100l. worth of lands or rents in the manor of Dyvelek in Ireland, late of Theobald de Verdun, to hold until the full age of the heirs...

Calendar of Patent Rolls, Edw. II, vol. 2, pp. 535, 565

8 Oct 1316, York

To Edmund le Botiller, earl of Karrick, justiciary of Ireland. Order to call before him such of those of the king's council in those parts as he shall think fit, and if he find that Theobald de Verdun, the brother of Nicholas de Verdun, granted to Nicholas, when he received knighthood, 20l. of yearly rent for life from Theobald's demesnes in Dyvelek, and that Nicholas was seised thereof, to permit Nicholas to receive the said rent from his brother's lands whilst in the king's wardship, and to restore to him the issues received therefrom, as Nicholas has prayed the king by petition before him and his council to assent to his receiving the said rent, of which he was seised in his brother's lifetime.

Calendar of Close Rolls, 10 Edw. II, p. 369

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24 Jan 1317, Woodstock

Commitment to Roger Dammory of the keeping of the castle and manor of Alveton with the members Bredeley, Farley, Coten, Wotton, Denston, Staunton, Stremgeshull, Bukenhale, Fenton and Balderdeley, co. Stafford, the manor of Stoke upon Tirne and certain lands in Lodelowe, co. Salop, the castle and manor of Webbeley, co. Hereford, the castle and manor of Ewyas Lacy in Wales and the manor of Hethe, co. Oxford, late of Theobald de Verdon, tenant in chief, extended at 132l. 13s. 4d. by the escheator on this side Trent, to hold until the full age of the heirs, rendering 160l. a year at the Exchequer.

Calendar of Fine Rolls, 10 Edw. II, pp. 316-7

10 Mar 1317, Clarendon

To the justiciary of Ireland. Order to deliver to Nicholas de Verdon and Michael his brother the remainder of the lands of Theobald de Verdon, tenant in chief in Ireland, in the king's hands during the minority of the heir, after dower thereof have been assigned to Elizabeth, late the wife of Theobald, and after 100l. of land yearly or rent have been delivered to Richard Tuyt and 20l. yearly of land or rent have been delivered to Walter de la Pulle by the king's grant, the king having granted the custody of the residue of Theobald's lands to Nicholas and Michael on 7 October last to hold during the heir's minority, rendering therefor the extent of the same to the exchequer of Dublin, and to deliver to them the issues of the same since the said 7 October, as the justiciary has delayed delivering them the custody because the above assignments were not yet made.

Calendar of Close Rolls, 10 Edw. II, p. 397

27 Dec 1317, Westminster

Grant during pleasure to queen Isabella of the custody of the lands and tenements late of Theobald de Verdun, tenant in chief, in the king's hands by reason of the minority of the heirs, which lands and tenements the king lately granted to Roger Damory, subject to rendering at the Exchequer the extent thereof, to hold with all that pertains to such custody according to the said extent in part satisfaction of the money which the queen receives every year for the expenses of her household and necessaries.
Mandate to Roger Damory to deliver the said custody to the queen.
Mandate to the sheriff of Salop to deliver to the queen's attorney the castle of Alveton, late of Theobald de Verdun, which is in his custody.

Calendar of Patent Rolls, Edw. II, vol. 3, pp. 66-67

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20 Mar 1318, Westminster

Sale to Roger Damory, in consideration of 200l. to be paid at the Exchequer, of the marriages of Margery and Isabella, the daughters of Theobald de Verdun, tenant in chief.

12 Apr 1318, Westminster

Joan de Hastinges and Cecily de Monteforti, nuns of the church of Grace Dieu, which by reason of the minority of the heir of Theobald de Verdun, tenant in chief, late patron of the said church, is in the king's hands, announcing the death of Agnes, late prioress thereof, have letters of licence to elect for the sub-prioress and convent...

Calendar of Patent Rolls, Edw. II, vol. 3, pp. 125, 134

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11 Feb 1328, York

Grant to William le Blount of the manor of Stoke upon Tirne and the rents and profits in Lodelowe, late of Theobald de Verdon, deceased, who held them in chief, to hold until partition be made of the inheritance of Theobald among the persons entitled thereto.

18 Feb 1328, York

Commission to William de Holyns, king's clerk, to be present at and supervise the taking of the extents of the lands of Theobald de Verdon, deceased, a tenant in chief: the lands, excepting those assigned in dower to Elizabeth, the wife of Theobald, having been taken again into the king's hands by reason of error in a partition previously made in the time of the late king, by which the castle and manor of Alveton, with its members,—Bradeley, Farley, Coton, Wotton, Denston, Staunton, Strongeshull, Buckenhale, Fenton, Balterdelegh—were assigned to Thomas de Furnyvall the younger and Joan his wife, for her share in coparceny as one of the daughters and coheiresses of the said Theobald.

Calendar of Patent Rolls, Edw. III, vol. 1, pp. 230, 282

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10 Dec 1329, Kenilworth

Commission to William Botiller of Wemme, Robert Corbet of Morton, Hugh Say, Laurence Tourneye and Roger de Pikeryng, to enquiry and certify, on complaint by Bartholomew de Burghersh and Elizabeth, his wife, daughter and one of the heirs of Theobald de Verdon, deceased, tenant in chief, touching wastes and destructions committed in the manor of Stoke-on-Tyren, co. Salop, in the time of the late king, when for twelve years it was seized into the said king's hands by reason of the said Theobald's death, and which manor the said Bartholomew and Elizabeth now hold of the said Theobald's inheritance as her purparty.

Calendar of Patent Rolls, Edw. III, vol. 1, p. 480

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8 Jul 1331, Lichfield

Appointment of Henry de Ferrariis, who has married Isabella, daughter and one of the heirs of Theobald de Verdon, tenant in chief of the late king, to the custody of the manor of Balterdeleye, and of lands in Bokenhale and Fanton, co. Stafford, and Lodelowe, co. Salop, late of the same Theobald, during pleasure.

Calendar of Patent Rolls, Edw. III, vol. 2, p. 152

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30 Apr 1332, Woodstock

Appointment of Henry de Ferariis, who has married Isabella, daughter and one of the heirs of Theobald de Verdon, tenant in chief of the late king, to the custody during pleasure of the lands of her father in Ireland retained in the king's hands as her portion....

Calendar of Patent Rolls, Edw. III, vol. 2, p. 281

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21 Mar 1336, Westminster

Presentation of John de Swyneford to the church of Cotesbeche, in the diocese of Lincoln, in the king's gift by reason of his custody of the lands and heirs of Theobald de Verdon, tenant in chief of Edward II.

Calendar of Patent Rolls, Edw. III, vol. 3, p. 241

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20 Oct 1337, Nottingham

Grant to Bartholomew de Burgherssh of the custody of the castle of Ewyas Lacy, in Wales, and the manor of Hethe, co. Oxford, during the minority of the heir of Theobald de Verdon, deceased, tenant in chief.

Calendar of Patent Rolls, Edw. III, vol. 1, p. 383

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12 Mar 1337/8, Westminster

Presentation of John de Colle, chaplain, to the church of Cotesbeche, in the diocese of Lincoln, in the king's gift by reason of his custody of the lands and heirs of Theobald de Verdon, tenant in chief of Edward II.

Calendar of Patent Rolls, Edw. III, vol. 3, p. 391

16 Jul 1338, Westminster

Grant to Henry de Ferariis and Bartholomew de Burghassh of the knight's fees and advowsons of churches late of Theobald de Verdon, tenant in chief of Edward II. to hold until the partition of them among his heirs and the parceners of his inheritance.

Calendar of Patent Rolls, Edw. III, vol. 4, p. 124

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28 Aug 1343, Kingscliffe

To the sheriff of Leicester.

Order to make known to Henry de Ferariis and Margaret his wife that they be in chancery on the octaves of the Nativity of the Virgin next for the partition of the fees and advowsons which belonged to Theobald de Verdon, tenant in chief of the late king, and to receive the purparty touching them, as after Theobald's death the king rendered to Bartholomew de Burgherssh and Elizabeth his wife, to Thomas de Furnivall and Joan his wife, now deceased, to William le Blount, deceased, and Margery his wife and to Henry and Margaret his wife, the said wives being Theobald's daughters and heirs, the purparties touching them of the lands which belonged to Theobald, after taking the fealties and homages due, and Bartholomew and Elizabeth have besought for their purparty of the knights' fees and advowsons, and the king has given them the said octaves to receive their said purparty. The king has ordered the sheriff of Sussex to cause Mark Husee and the said Margery whom he married, and the sheriff of Derby to cause Thomas son and heir of the said Thomas Furnival and Joan, whose homage the king has taken, to be present at the said partition in chancery on the said day.

Calendar of Close Rolls, 17 Edw. III, p. 227

  Marriage Information:

Theobald married Matilda (Maud) DE MORTIMER, daughter of Sir Edmund DE MORTIMER, Knt. and Margaret DE FIENNES, on 29 Jul 1302 in Wigmore, Hereford, England. (Matilda DE MORTIMER was born about 1285 and died about 17 Dec 1312 in Alton, Cheadle, Staffordshire, England.)

  Marriage Information:

Theobald also married Elizabeth DE CLARE, widow of John DE BURGH, Earl of Ulster, daughter of Sir Gilbert DE CLARE, 7th Earl of Hertford, and Joan PLANTAGENET, Princess of England, on 4 Feb 1315/6 near Bristol, Gloucester, England. (Elizabeth DE CLARE was born on 14 Sep 1295 in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, England, died on 4 Nov 1360 in St Mary's Ware, Hertfordshire, England and was buried in Convent of Minoresses, St Mary Aldgate, London, England.)

Sources


1 Complete Peerage XII/2:250-1.

2 Foundation for Medieval Genealogy: Theobald de Verdun.

3 Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem, Vol. VI, Edward II, pp. 35-41.


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