(Abt 1223-1280)


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  • Born: Abt 1223
  • Married:
  • Died: Before 25 May 1280, Berkshire, England

  Research Notes:

Aged 40 years and more at the 2nd Inq. p.m. taken after his father's death.


  • 16 Mar 1266, Westminster

The king has taken the homage of Jordan the Forester son and heir of Reginald the Forester lately deceased for all the lands and tenements which the aforementioned Reginald his father held of the king in chief on the day he died, and he has rendered those lands and tenements to him. Order to Master William de Clifford’, escheator this side of the Trent, that having accepted security from the aforementioned Jordan for his reasonable relief to be rendered to the king at his Exchequer, to cause the same to have full seisin without delay of all the aforesaid lands and tenements of which the aforementioned Reginald his father was seised in his demesne as of fee on the day he died and which were taken into the king’s hand by reason of the death of the same.

Calendar of Fine Rolls, 50 Hen. III, 234


son and heir, who was returned as having view of frankpledge and assize of bread and ale at Waltham in 1275. Jordan le Forester was dead by 1280, when the custody of his lands and heirs was granted to Eleanor, the queen's [sic] mother. Joan daughter of Jordan married John de Fiennes. 1


  • 25 May 1280, Westminster

Grant to Eleanor the king's mother, of the custody, during the minority of the heirs, of the lands and heirs of Jordan le Forester, tenant in chief, with their marriage.

Calendar of Patent Rolls, Edw. I, vol. 1, p. 371


  • 19 Apr 1281, Woodstock

Enrolment of release by Richard le Forester to the king and queen of his right in the lands that belonged to Jordan le Forester, his brother, deceased, tenant in chief. For greater security he has procured the enrolment of this release in the rolls of chancery. Dated at Wodestok, on Monday the morrow of the octaves of Easter, 1281, 9 Edward.

Calendar of Close Rolls, 9 Edw. I, p. 119


  • 2 Jun 1294, Westminster

[To Malcolm de Harlegh, escheator this side Trent.] Order to cause John de Fyenles and Joan his wife, daughter and heiress of Jordan le Forester, to have seisin of the lands that Jordan held at his death of the king in chief, as the king has taken John's fealty and rendered the lands to them.
Because Joan has proved her age before the king, as appears by an inquisition made concerning her age remaining on the files.

Calendar of Close Rolls, 22 Edw. I, p. 348

  Marriage Information:

Jordan married Amice.


1 British History Online, Parishes: White Waltham, citing A History of the County of Berkshire: Volume 3.

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