William I DE FIENNES, Lord of Wendover
(Est 1175-1240)
(-Aft 1244)
Seigneur Nicolas DE CONDÉ et de Bailleul
(-Aft 1219)
Elisabeth DE MORIALMÉ, Dame de Beloeil et de Fraire-La-Grande
(-Aft 1258)
(Abt 1203-Abt 1267)
Isabelle DE CONDÉ
(-Bef 1293)


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Sir Giles DE FIENNES, Knt. 1

  • Born: Wendover, Buckinghamshire, England
  • Married:
  • Died: Before 1293


  Research Notes:

Feb 1270

Acknowledgement by Hagin of Lincoln, for himself, his heirs and assigns, in favour of Giles de Fenes and Sibil, his wife, their heirs and assigns, of quitclaim and release of all the right &c., that he had or might have by reason of the said Giles’ and Sibil’s tenure of the lands and rents with appurtenances, in respect of a debt of £66, under the names of the said William Fyliol and Aaron, son of Abraham, which he, Hagin, has by livery of the King out of the Treasury, or in respect of any other debt owing by the said William, or his ancestors, to the said Hagin, or his ancestors, from the beginning to the end of the world. Clause providing for further acquittance. Done at the instance of the Lady Eleanor on the Wednesday next after the quindene of the Purification of Blessed Mary in the 54th year.

Calendar of the Plea Rolls of the Exchequer of the Jews, p. 1273

13 Jul 1270, Westminster

Protection, with clause volumus, for four years from Easter, for Giles de Feenes [and other crusaders] going with the king and Edward his son in aid of the Holy Land.

Calendar of Patent Rolls, Hen. III, vol. 6, p. 440


4 Feb 1278, Westminster

To the sheriff of Essex. Whereas the king lately granted to Giles de Fenes the wardship of the land and heir of John Wyger,tenant in chief, and afterwards, having resumed that wardship into his hands, granted to him the wardship of the land and heir of John de Riperiis, tenant in chief, until the heir came of age: the king orders the sheriff to cause to be delivered to Giles all the issues that he has received thence since the time when the wardship came to the king's hands.

12 Feb 1278, Dover

To Ralph to Sandwyco, the king's steward. Whereas the king granted to Giles de Fenles 40l. yearly of land of the lands that belonged to John de Ripariis, tenant in chief, until John's heir come of age, and he has now received 12l. 16s. 9d. yearly of land in the manor of Mereseye, co. Essex, which belonged to the said John, so that 27l. 3s. 3d. of the said 40l. remain to be completed: the king orders the steward, after making extent of the lands in any of the manors that belonged to John, to cause Giles to have seisin of as much land as shall make up the said sum of 27l. 3s. 3d., together with the issues thereof, which he shall receive from the time of John's death.

Calendar of Close Rolls, 6 Edw. I, pp. 440, 444

2 Nov 1278, Westminster

Grant to Giles de Fenes of the custody, during the minority of the heir, of the lands and heir of John le Blund, tenant in chief, with the marriage. Mandate to Richard de Holebrok and Ralph de Sandwyco, king's stewards, to deliver the said custody to him.

Calendar of Patent Rolls, Edw. I, vol. 1, p. 281


On 8 Nov 1280, Sir Giles de Fienles was a witness to a charter whereby Eleanor, Queen of England, with the consent of King Edward, her husband, gave Sir John de Weston and Christina, his wife, all the Manor of Middleton in the Isle of Wight, to be held by the said John and Christina and the heirs of their bodies, by the services due to the lord of the fee ; with remainder to the said John and his heirs.

Charter Rolls, 8 Edward I


16 Apr 1281, Woodstock

To the steward of the forest of Essex, or to him who supplies his place. Order to cause Giles de Fenes to have three does in that forest, of the king's gift.

Calendar of Close Rolls, 9 Edw. I, p. 81


11 Aug 1283, Llammaes (Thlammays)

[Commission of oyer and terminer] to Richard de Pevenese and Nicholas le Gras, touching the persons who carried away swans of Giles de Fyenles at Wertlinge, co. Sussex, during his absence on the king's service and under the king's protection in Wales.

Calendar of Patent Rolls, Edw. I, vol. 2, p. 73

13 Aug 1283, Carnarvon

To the keeper of the forest of Essex. Order to permit Giles de Fendles to take in that forest three bucks, of the king's gift, and to aid him in taking them.

Calendar of Close Rolls, 11 Edw. I, p. 215


26 Oct 1290, Clipstone

Grant to Giles de Fenes of the custody, during minority of the heirs, of the lands and heirs of Robert le Blund, tenant in chief.

Calendar of Patent Rolls, Edw. I, vol. 2, p. 391


28 Jan 1292, Westminster

Grant to Giles de Fenes of the custody of the manors of Pichecote Adestok and Basselawe, whereof Richard de Vernoun enfeoffed Richard his son and Eleanor daughter of the said Giles, to hold during their minority.

Calendar of Patent Rolls, Edw. I, vol. 2, p. 470


18 Aug 1294, Portsmouth

Grant, for life, to Richard de Vernoun, of the manor of Routhclive, which the king holds by gift and feoffment of the said Richard, with remainder to Richard son of the said Richard, and Eleanor daughter of Giles de Fenes, wife of Richard son of the said Richard, and their heirs, or to the right heirs of the said Richard.

Calendar of Patent Rolls, Edw. I, vol. 3, p. 84

  Marriage Information:

Giles married Sibyl FILIOL, daughter of William FILIOL of Oldcourt and Cecelia. (Sibyl FILIOL was born in Wartling, Hailsham, Sussex, England.)


1 The Peerage of England, 3 Vols., 1779, by Arthur Collins, p. 377: "...Giles de Fiennes, second son of Ingelram de Fynes, and of his wife, daughter of Jacques [sic]*, Lord de Conde." Also Collin's Peerage of England, by Egerton Brydges, p. 563.

* Though Ingelram's wife is shown in a number of secondary sources as the daughter of Jacques Lord of Conde, she was the sister rather than daughter of Jacques. See research notes under Isabelle DE CONDÉ.

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