A charter dated 2 Jul 1220 records that "Theobald Walter being of full age, the king has taken his homage and…[causes] Theobald to have seisin of all the lands…which descend to him by right of inheritance from Theobald his father".
A charter dated [Aug] 1226 records that "Theobald Walter…has so misconducted himself in regard to the king that, although he has married the justiciary´s daughter and has by her a son, the justiciary would, if it is the king´s will, deprive him of all the land which he holds of the king in Ireland". 1
5 May 1229
Rex baronibus suis de Scaccario salutem. Quia constat nobis quod Theobaldus Pincerna fuit infra etatem et in custodia domini J. regis, patris nostri, quando ultimo fuit in Pictavia, vobis mandamus quod de scutagio ejusdem temporis quod ab eo exigitis per summonicionem Scaccarii nostri ipsum quietum esse faciatis.
Calendar of Close Rolls, Hen. III, vol. 1, p. 174
11 Aug 1230, Nottingham.
Order to the sheriff of Lancaster that, by the view of coroners and other trustworthy and law-worthy men, he is to take into the king’s hand all land formerly of Theobald Butler, who is dead, in his bailiwick, and to keep it safely with the corn and chattels found therein to answer the aforesaid bishop and Stephen, and, so that he may answer them more fully and more discreetly for the issues of the same land, he is to cause both the corn, oxen and stock and all chattels found in the same land, with the rent of the same land, to be distinctly and openly recorded in writing, to be delivered to the aforesaid bishop and Stephen.
It is written in the same manner to the sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk .
Order to the sheriff of Dorset and Somerset to take into the king’s hand without delay all land formerly of Theobald Butler in his bailiwick and to hand it over, with the corn and chattels found therein, by the view of the king’s coroners of the same counties, to the king’s beloved and faithful Thomas of Cirencester to keep safely and to answer the venerable father R. bishop of Chichester, chancellor , and the king’s beloved and faithful S. of Seagrave , to whom the king has committed his escheats to keep for as long as it pleases the king, so that Thomas is to have a tally for the issues of the same land and the aforesaid coroners the other tally. The sheriff is to cause all things found in the same land, corn, oxen, stock and all chattels, with the rent of the same land, to be discreetly recorded in writing, as he will deliver them to Thomas to be delivered to the aforesaid bishop and Stephen.
Calendar of Fine Rolls, 14 Hen. III, 429, 430, 431