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Elizabeth DE GAMAGES
(Est 1230-1271)


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Elizabeth DE GAMAGES 3

  • Born: Est 1230, Mansell Gamage, Weobley, Herefordshire, England
  • Married: Before Apr 1254
  • Died: 1309

  General Notes:

Compiler's 21/23 x great-grandmother

  Research Notes:


To Walerand le Tieis and John le Bretun. Henry de Penebrugg and Elizabeth his wife, and Lucy and Eufemia her sisters, have shown that Richard de Tunderle disseised Godfrey de Gamages, father of the said Elizabeth, Lucy and Eufemia, whose heirs they are, of the land of Trewarn, and the said Godfrey by recognition of an assize of novel disseisin which he had arramed by order of the king against the said Richard, before Robert Walerand [recovered seisin thereof], but the said Richard afterwards suggested that the said land was of the honour of Painscastle (castri Matillidis) and no assizes of lands belonging to the said honour ought to be taken without the honour and the king ordered the sheriff of Hereford who then was, to enquire whether the said land was of the said honour, or of the honour of Boghred, which the said Godfrey held in chief, and if it should appear by the inquisition that it was of the honour of Painscastle he should restore seisin thereof to the said Richard, but if of the honour of Boghred he should permit Godfrey to enjoy the seisin which he had recovered; but the sheriff without making any inquisition ejected the said Godfrey by pretext of this mandate and restored seisin to the said Richard. Wherefore the king appoints the said Walerand and John to enquire by jury of the county of Hereford nearest to the land of Elveyn, whether the land of Trewarn belongs to the honour of Painscastle or to the honour of Boghred, and whether the sheriff without making inquisition restored seisin to the said Richard as is said, and they are to send their inquisition to the king's council staying in England, and the sheriff is commanded to provide a jury of twenty-four, both knights and other free men.

Calendar of Patent Rolls, Hen. III, vol. 4, p. 374


The Pembridges were constantly called upon to vindicate their claims to the barony both against the de Tony family and one of the men of Llywelyn ap Gruffydd, as the Welsh Assize Roll of 1277-1284 testifies. An inquisition was called in 1254 to decide that the barony of Boughrood-Trewern was a separate barony and not of the honour of Painscastle. In a plea before Walter de Hopton and his fellows at Boughrood in 1278, Elizabeth, formerly the wife of Henry de Pembridge "claims against Rhys ap Rosser the lands of Boughrood and Trewern, with the appurtenances, as her right and free marriage which she claims to hold of the king in chief whereof she says that her father, Godfrey de Gamage, whose heir she is, gave her his right to this land at the church door in free marriage and confirmed by his charter, and that she was in seisin of it by the grant and feoffment for several years until, in time of war, she was ejected by the force and power of the Welsh". The jury acknowledged her right. It was claimed, unsuccessfully, in 1287 by Ralph de Tony of Painscastle. Elizabeth's claim in 1278 must indicate that she has recovered the honour after a previous loss in 1265, when the king offered pardon to "all and singular the men of Bochredtrewern" if they would come in force to "our faithful Mathew de Gamages". This Mathew was probably the same man as obtained the manor of Leye in Worcestershire upon the imprisonment of Henry de Pembridge after 1265. The identity of this Mathew de Gamages is unclear but he cannot be related to the Mansell Gamage family. The Pembridges, however, seem to have recovered their estates and remained in enjoyment of the Gamage lands. 1


29 Jun 1309, Chester

Order to [the escheator on this side Trent] to take into the king's hand the land late of Elizabeth de Penebrugg, deceased, tenant in chief.

Calendar of Fine Rolls, 2 Edw. II, p. 43


Inquisition Post Mortem

165. Elizabeth de Penebrugg alias de Penebrigg

Writ, 29 June, 2 Edw. II. [1309]

Hereford. Inq. Tuesday before the feast of St. Kenelm the Martyr, 3 Edw. II. Etone by Leo[minstre.] The manor (extent given), held of the king in chief by petty serjeanty by service of a pair of gilt spurs.

Sir John de Pennebrugg her son, aged 40 and more, his her next heir.

Hereford. Inq. Monday before the feast of St. Kenelm the Martyr, 3 Edw. II. Burzhulle. The manor (extent given), held of Humphrey earl of Hereford by service of 1/3 knight's fee, and suit at the court of Brekon.

Heir as above.

Wales. Inq. Saturday the eve of St. Margaret, 3 Edw. II. (defective.) Bocherid. The castle (extent given), held of the king in chief by service of 1/10 knight's fee.

Heir as above.

C. Edw. II. File 13. (17.) 2

  Marriage Information:

Elizabeth married Henry DE PEMBRUGGE, son of Sir Henry DE PEMBRUGGE and Joan FITZ WARIN, before Apr 1254. (Henry DE PEMBRUGGE was born Est 1230 in Gloucestershire, England and died before 8 Aug 1271.)


1 Welsh Journals Online, Radnorshire Society transactions, Vol. 38, Boughrod in the Middle Ages, by I. W. Rowlands.

2 Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem, Vol. V, Edward II, p. 88.

3 The Visitation of Herefordshire in 1569, Pembridge of Mansell Gamage, p. 55.

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