Eustace DE ARDERNE of Watford
(Est 1165-1213)
Hawisia DE WATFORD
(Est 1170-)
Richard DE ALDFORD
(-)
Mary FITZ EUSTACE
(-1185)
Sir John DE ARDERNE of Aldford
(Est 1190-1238)
Margaret DE ALDFORD
(Est 1195-1235)
Sir Walkelin DE ARDERNE
(Abt 1215-Abt 1265)

 

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Spouses/Children:
Agnes DE ORREBY

Sir Walkelin DE ARDERNE, Knt.

  • Born: Abt 1215, Aldford, Cheshire, England
  • Married:
  • Died: Abt 1265

  General Notes:

Compiler's 22/24 x great-grandfather

  Research Notes:

Justiciar of Cheshire (1252-7)

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Walkelin de Arderne was son and heir of Sir John de Arderne, of Aldford, Cheshire, who he succeeded by 1237-8. In 1236 he presided over the earl's court loco comitis. In 1254 he was marshal of the King's household in Gascony and constable of Montcuq. He died about 1265. 1

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29 Aug 1246, Woodstock

Power to John de Grey, justice [of Chester], to ordain touching the state of the castle of Gannoc; and mandate to Walkelin de Ardern, constable thereof, and the whole garrison (garnesture) to be intendant to him.

Calendar of Patent Rolls, Hen. III, vol. 3, p. 487

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In 1247/8 Robert de Stokepord was shown to have been holding Northbury, Torkinton, Offerton, Wichinton, and a moiety of Merton in Chester of Sir Walkelin de Arderne by service of 3 parts of one knight. 2

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2 Jul 1250, Marlborough

Mandate to Walkelin de Ardern, William de Boydel, Geoffrey de Dutton and Robert Patric to go personally to the castles of Gannoc and Dissard in North Wales, and the king's castles and manors in the county of Chester, and to view in what state J. de Grey let them go and in what state A. la Zusche, justice of Chester, accepted them, and how they are munitioned with arms and other necessaries; and what they find they are to draw up in writing and cause it to be chirographed between them and the said J., one part to be delivered to the said justice and the other to be sent under their seals to the king.

Calendar of Patent Rolls, Hen. III, vol. 4, p. 70

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After 5 Jul 1253

Walkelinus de Arderne gives the king half a mark of gold for having a charter of warren, a market and fair.

Calendar of Fine Rolls, 37 Hen. III, 1091

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22 Mar 1254, Meilhan

Charter granting to Wakelin de Ardern a weekly market on Tuesday at Audeford, co. Chester, and a yearly fair there on the eve of Holy Cross and the two days following; a market on Saturday at Audredeleg, co. Chester, and a yearly fair there on the eve of St. Laurence and the two days following; a market on Friday at Elleford, co. Stafford, and a fair there on the eve of St. Swithun and the two days following; a market on Thursday at Normanneby, co. Lincoln, and a fair there on the eve of the Apostles Peter and Paul and the two days following, and freewarren in all the demesne lands which he has at present in the counties of Stafford, Lincoln and Chester....

Calendar of Patent Rolls, Hen. III, vol. 4, p. 339

12 Jul 1254, In camp without Bergerac

Grant to Walkelin de Arderne, to whom the king committed the keeping of the castle of Montcuk, that he shall not be constable thereof longer than the king is in the parts of Brigerac except of his own will.

Calendar of Patent Rolls, Hen. III, vol. 4, p. 309

15 Aug 1254, Bordeaux

The king has sent Walkelin de Ardern, marshal of his household, to conduct William prior of Le Mas, and six good men of La Réole whom the king lately summoned (mandavit) with their whole company and household, in coming to the king to Bordeaux and in returning home.

Calendar of Patent Rolls, Hen. III, vol. 4, p. 317

23 Aug 1254, Bordeaux

Safe-conduct for eight days from St. Bartholomew, for Gaillard de Solio, and those whom he will bring with him, coming to the king to Bordeaux, and the king has sent Walkelin de Ardern, marshal of the household, to conduct him.

Calendar of Patent Rolls, Hen. III, vol. 4, p. 320

On 28 Aug 1254, Wakelin de Ardern was one of the witnesses to a charter, at the instance of John de Curtenay granting to Richard Coffyn and his heirs free warren in all his demesne lands of Aliberton, co. Devon. (CPR, Hen. III, vol. 4, p. 324)

29 Sep 1254, Bordeaux

Grant, to Walkelin de Ardern, for his homage and service of 20l. a year at the Exchequer, to maintain him in the king's service, until the king provide for him in wards, escheats or a marriage to that value.

Calendar of Patent Rolls, Hen. III, vol. 4, p. 213

On 2 Oct 1254, Wakelin de Ardern was one of the witnesses to a charter, at the instance of John de Warenna granting to William de Criketoft and his heirs a weekly market on Wednesday at his manor of Ouuesdon, co. Suffolk, and a fair there on the eve, day and morrow of the Ascension. (CRP, Hen. III, vol. 4, p. 342)

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26 Feb 1255, Westminster

The king is sending Wakelin de Ardern and Bartholomew le Bigod to R. earl of Cornwall, the king's brother, or his assign at Walingford for the money which the earl promised to lend the king, and requests the earl or assign there to deliver the said money to him.

Calendar of Patent Rolls, Hen. III, vol. 4, p. 402

16 Nov 1255, Windsor

To the barons of the Exchequer. Concerning £90 that Hugh de Manneby owes to the king of clear debts for the time when he was sheriff of Northamptonshire he has found the king the below-written pledges for rendering those at the Exchequer on the morrow of the Close of next Easter , namely Roger of Mold steward of Chester for £10, Walkelu’ de Ardern’ for £10, Philip de Bokland’ the king’s marshal for £10, William Heyrun sheriff of Northumberland for £10, John Baard knight of the county of Hertfordshire for £10, Gerard de Evington of the county of Middlesex for £10, Stephen de Myners of county Northamptonshire for £10, Master Paulinus de Bampton’ for £10 and Ralph de Erlham, king’s falconer, for £10....

Calendar of Fine Rolls, 40 Hen. III, 77

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19 May 1256, Windsor

Respite, [for a fine, for three years,] at the instance of the king's marshall, Walkelin de Arderne, to Eustace de Arderne from making himself a knight.

Calendar of Patent Rolls, Hen. III, vol. 4, p. 475

  Marriage Information:

Walkelin married Agnes DE ORREBY, daughter of Sir Philip DE ORREBY and Leuca DE MOHAUT.

Sources


1 Mediæval Manchester and the Beginnings of Lancashire, by James Tait, Manchester University Press, 1904, p. 110.

2 Inq. p.m., C. Hen. III. File 7. (2.)


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