John DE SOMERY
(-Abt 1192)
Hawise PAYNEL, Heiress of Dudley
(-Aft 1210)
William LE GRAS, Lord of Chipping Sodbury
(-By 1214)
Unknown MARSHAL
(-)
Ralph DE SOMERY, Lord of Dudley
(-1210)
Margaret LE GRAS
(-Aft 1247)
Roger DE SOMERY, Lord of Dudley
(-1273)

 

Family Links

Spouses/Children:
1. Nicola DE ALBINI

2. Amabil DE CHAUCOMBE
  • Roger DE SOMERY+
  • Perceval DE SOMERY

Roger DE SOMERY, Lord of Dudley

  • Married:
  • Died: Shortly before 26 Aug 1273, Dudley, Warwickshire, England

  Orthographic variation: DE SUMERY

  General Notes:

Compiler's 23 x great-grandfather

  Research Notes:

"Rogeri de Sumery fratris Willelmi Percevall de Sumery" swore homage to the king for "terra quam predictus Willelmus Perceval de rege tenuit", adding that he was heir to “Nicholaus filius ipsius Willelmi”, dated 10 Jul 1229. An undated order, [28 Oct 1237/27 Oct 1238], records a fine made by “the men of Alrewas”, Shropshire, against “Roger de Somery their lord”. His parentage is confirmed by a plea in Staffordshire dated 1240 which records that certain land was inherited from "Gervasio Paenel cuidam Hawisie sorori et heredi", from her by "…de iste Radulpho cuidam Willelmi et fratri et heredi, et de Willelmo cuidam Nicholao…filii et heredi, et de Nicholao isti Rogero ut avunculo quia non habuit heredem de corpore sua". The Testa de Nevill lists fees in Berkshire, dated [1242/43], which include "Rogerus de Sumery in Bradefeld i. feodum...Margareta de Sumeri in Bradefeld unum feodum predicti Rogeri...Willelmus de Englefeld in Englefeld unum feodum de eodem feodo".

A writ dated 26 Aug "1 Edw I", after the death of "Roger de Somery" names "Roger his son aged 18 at the Nativity of St John the Baptist in the said year is his next heir", provides for "lands…whereof Lady Anabel late his wife ought to be dowered", and records details of "the inheritance of Nicholaa de Albiniaco his first wife". 1

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27 Nov 1243, Westminster

... Of the lands late of H. earl of Arundel which were in the king's custody by order of the king, the king has assigned to Robert de Tateshal, son of Robert de Tateshal, the eldest born of the heirs of the said earl, the castle and manor of Bukeham, as a capital messuage; to John son of John son of Alan, the second heir, who is in the king's custody, the castle and manor of Arundel, as a capital messuage; to Roger de Sumery, who espoused Nicholaa, sister and one of the heirs of the said earl, the manor of Barwe as a capital messuage; to Roger de Muthaud, who espoused Cecily, the second sister and fourth heir of the said earl, the castle and manor of Rysinges as a capital messuage....

Calendar of Patent Rolls, Hen. III, vol. 3, p. 408

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Calendar of Fine Rolls, 37 Hen. III, 1110

3 Nov 1253, In camp at Benauge

Charter granting to Roger de Sumery and his heirs free warren in all his demesne lands which he at present has in England, provided that they are not within the metes of the forest; also of a yearly fair at his manor of Clent, co. Stafford, on the eve and day of St. Kenelm and the two following days. Witnesses:— Roger le Bigot, earl of Norfolk and marshal of England, John de Plessetis, earl of Warwick, Guy de Lezinnan, Geoffrey de Lezinnan, and William de Valencia, the king's brothers, P. de Sabaudia, John de Grey, Peter Chacepore, William de Grey, Henry de Wengham, Robert Waleraund, Nicholas de Sancto Mauro, Imbert Pugeis and others.

Calendar of Patent Rolls, Hen. III, vol. 4, p. 253

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16 Mar 1264, Oxford

Licence for Roger de Sumery and his heirs to enclose the dwelling-place of his manor (mansum manerii sui) of Duddeleg, co. Stafford, and of Welegh, co. Worcester, with a ditch and a wall of stone and lime, and to fortify and crenellate it.

Calendar of Patent Rolls, Hen. III, vol. 5, p. 307

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27 Dec 1265, Merton

Whereas the king lately presented Master Geoffrey Haspall clerk to the church of Staunton, in the king's gift by reason of the lands of Nicholas de Segrave being in his hands, and it is now testified before the king that the presentation thereto belongs to Roger de Sumery who married Amabel the mother of the said Nicholas, by reason of her dower as her share of the advowsons of churches belonging to Gilbert de Segrave sometime her husband; and whereas the said Roger, at the king's instance, gave his assent in the king's presence to the said presentation; that king grants that his presentation shall not to be to the prejudice of the said Roger and Amabel in future voidances.

Calendar of Patent Rolls, Hen. III, vol. 5, p. 468

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Inquisition Post Mortem

16. Roger de Somery.

Writ, 26 Aug. 1 Edw. I. [1273]

[Stafford.] Extent, Tuesday after the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, 1 Edw. I. Clent. The manor (extent given), including pasture on the moor of Halenmor and Hodenhulle, with the advowson of the church, tenure unspecified.
The manor ought to be taxed when the king taxes his manors.

[Berks.] Inq. and extent, the eve of St. Luke, 1 Edw. I.

Bradfield. The manor (extent given) with the advowson of the church, held of the king in chief as member of his barony of Duddeley.
Knights' fees—

Berks.

Stanford. The manor held of the manor of Bradefeld by Reginald son of Peter and Oliver de Punchardun for 1 fee.
Yngepenne. The manor, held by Roger de Yngepenne for ¼ fee.
Hodicot and Hildesle. The manors, held by Walter de la Poylle for 2 fees.
Kingeston. The manor, held by William de Fukeram for 1 fee.
Yatingeden. The manor, held by Bartholomew de Yatingeden for 1 fee.
Englefeld. The manor, held by John de Englefeld for 2 fees.
Cumpton near le Witehors. The manor, held by William de Bello Campo for 1 fee.

Surrey.

Middelton. The manor, held by the prioress of Kileburn for ½ fee.
Abingewrth. The manor, held by David de Jarpenvile for 1 fee.
All the above owe suit at the court of the manor of Bradefeld, and scutage when it runs.
Roger his son, aged 18 at the Nativity of St. John the Baptist in the said year, is his next heir.

[Worcester.] Extent, Saturday after St. Matthew, 1 Edw. I.

Duddeleg. The manor and borough (extent given), including rents of tenants in Lodynton, pleas, &c. of the hundred, and a wood called Peninak one league in length from the boundaries of the manors of Seggesle and Suyneford in co. Stafford, and ½ league in breadth, tenure unspecified.

[Worcester.] Extent, Friday the octave of St. Michael, 1 Edw. I.

Woleye. The manor (extent given) held of the king in chief by knight's service as member of the barony of Dudeley.
Cradeley. The manor (extent given), including 12d. rent of the mill of Ruleye, tenure unspecified.
Heir as above, aged 18 at the feast of St. Margaret in the said year.

[Stafford.] Extent, Sunday before St. Denis, 1 Edw. I.

Mere. The manor (extent given). It was sometime the king's demesne, but king John enfeoffed Ralph de Somery, grandfather of the said Sir Roger, thereof for 10 marks yearly to be rendered by the hands of the sheriff of Stafford.
Heir as above.

[Stafford.] Extent, Monday after the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, 1 Edw. I.

Seggesley. The manor (full extent given with names of tenants), including a castle newly commenced at Duddele, rents in Cotes, Pemre (?), and Pendeford, the carriage of hay from Overton park, co. Warwick, to Duddele castle, pasture in Le Hurste moor and Ellennalle moor, and the house and garden of Ellennalle, tenure unspecified.

[Stafford.] Extent, Tuesday after the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, 1 Edw. I.

Swyneford. The manor (extent given), including a wood called Pennak, 1 league in length and from ½ to ¼ league in breadth, and pasture in the moor and in the field towards Aswode, tenure unspecified. The manor ought to be taxed when the king taxes his manors throughout England.

[Warwick.] Extent (undated).

Bordesle. (The manor) (extent given), including pleas &c. of the courts at Bordesle and Aston, tenure unspecified.

Buckingham. Extent, Sunday after the Nativity of the Blessed Mary, 1 Edw. I.

Neuport Paynel. The manor (extent given), including Northawes, tenure unspecified.
Tykeford. The advowson of the priory.
Knights' fees pertaining to the manor—
Stokditton. 3 fees held by Robert Pugeys.
Ouvinge. 2 fees held by Robert de Ouvinge.
Emberton. Held for 1 fee by Aymer de Lucy.
Tyrigham. 1 fee held by John de Tyrigham.
Great Craule. ¼ fee held by the same.
Caudecote. ¼ fee held by Robert son of Adam.
Wolfeston. ¼ fee held by Henry son of William le Clerk.
Little Craule. ¼ fee held by Simon de Pateshull.
Checchele. 1 fee held by Samson Maunsel.
Estwode. ½ fee held by Robert de la Rokele.
Gibbemers. ½ fee held by Robert Brien.

Oxford.

Chiselhampton. 1 fee held by Robert Pugeys.

Huntingdon.

Waresle. 1 fee held by William Engayne.

Rutland.

Tolthorp. 1 fee held by Thomas de Tolthorp.
Extent or summary of lands &c. which were of his own inheritance (as above), whereof Lady Anabel, late his wife, ought to be dowered; and of lands &c. which were of the inheritance of Nicholaa de Albiniaco, his first wife (as below).
Writ of extent, 28 Aug. 1 Edw. I. of lands &c. held by the said Roger of the inheritance of Nicholaa his first wife. Indorsed with the names of manors &c. held—
Of his own inheritance, as above.
Of the inheritance of his first wife, viz.—
Leicester. Barwe (alias Barwe upon Sore).
Gloucester. Campeden (alias Caumpeden).
Of the inheritance of his second wife, viz.—
Leicester. Dauby.
Warwick. Aspeley.
Northampton. Chaucumbe.
Of the dower of his second wife, viz.—
Leicester. Sedgrave (?), Monsorel, Whestone and ? of Syleby.
Derby. Bretteby, Cotes and Rostlaston.

[Gloucester.] Inq. and extent, Wednesday after St. Denis, 1 Edw. I. (defaced.)

Campeden. The manor (full extent given with names of tenants), including a burgage in Winchecumbe, tenements and a burgage in Gloucester, and lands &c. in Westington super Waldas and Byriton in the Marsh, held of the king in chief as part of the barony of Chester falling to him through Nicholaa de Albaniaco his first wife, one of the heirs of Hugh de Albaniaco earl of Arundell, who was one of the heirs of Ranulph sometime earl of Chester.
Campeden. The borough (full extent given with names of tenants). Isabel de Albaniaco, countess of Arundell, has a part of the foreign manor and borough in dower worth 100s. yearly, which she recovered against the said Roger before the justices of the Bench; and he drew to warrant Roger de Muhaut and John son of Alan, and has received yearly 50s. from the former at Coventry and 50s. from the latter at Arundell, which pertain to the manor of Campeden whilst the said countess lives.
Bradecampeden, held by Richard de Greinvile and Richard de Gre ...
Margaret the wife of Ralph de Cromwelle, Joan the wife of John le Strange, Mabel the wife of Walter de Suyllye, and Maud the wife of Henry de Erdinton, are next heirs of the said Nicholaa, and of full age.

[Leicester.] Extent, The day of St. Michael, 1 Edw. I.

Barue alias Barwe, Barewe. The manor (full extent given with names of tenants) including 7 bovates land in Wyleby held by Elias de Brademere of the fee of Mortain (Martini) rendering 2s. yearly; 3 virgates held by William the clerk of Ravenneston and his partners rendering 3s.; Thorpbossard held by Hugh Bossard for ¼ knight's fee; Nayleston manor held by the heirs of Henry de Hastingges, rendering nothing but suit of court; and 3 virgates in Fruseby held by Preciosa de Staunton, rendering 1 quiver and 13 barbed arrows; all held, of the inheritance of the said Nicholaa, of the king in chief of the honour of Chester, doing service of one knight to the king in the army in Wales.
The abovesaid Margaret de Crumbwell, Joan le Estraunge, Mabel de Sullye, and Maud de Erdinton, daughters of the said Roger and Nicholaa, are next heirs of the said Nicholaa, and of full age.
Partition (undated) of the manors of Barwe and Caumpden (full details given) between Sir Ralph de Crumwell, Sir John Lestrange (Extranei), Henry de Herdington alias de Erdington, and Sir Walter de Suly. 2

  Marriage Information:

Roger married Nicola DE ALBINI, daughter of William DE ALBINI, Earl of Arundel, and Mabel LE MESCHIN. (Nicola DE ALBINI was born in Barrow-on-Soar, Leicestershire, England and died about 1247.)

  Marriage Information:

Roger also married Amabil DE CHAUCOMBE, daughter of Robert DE CHAUCOMBE and Juliana. (Amabil DE CHAUCOMBE died after 1273.)

Sources


1 Foundations for Medieval Genealogy, Medlands, Roger [IV] de Somery.

2 Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem, Vol. II, Edward I, pp. 14-17.


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