Sir William DE SAY
(-Aft 1301)
Sir William DE LEYBOURNE of Elham
(Bef 1242-1310)
(Abt 1255-1327)
Sir Geoffrey DE SAY, 1st Baron de Say
(Abt 1281-1322)
(-Aft 1337)
Sir Geoffrey DE SAY, 2nd Baron de Say


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Sir Geoffrey DE SAY, 2nd Baron de Say 1

  • Born: 6 Jun 1305, Sawbridgeworth, Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, England
  • Married:
  • Died: 28 Jun 1359, Barony of West Greenwich, Kent, England

  Research Notes:

Aged 17 years at Whitsunday next following the Inq. p.m. taken on his father's death, 15 Edw. II.


Geoffrey de Say, Knt., 2nd Lord Say, of West Greenwich, Birling, Burham, Cudham, Deptford, and Patrixbourne, Kent, Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire, Buxted and Hamsey, Sussex, etc., Admiral of the Fleet from the mouth of the Thames westward, Keeper of the Chaces of Surrey, Sussex, Middlesex, and Bucks, Constable of Rochester Castle, 1354-9...

Son and heir, he proved his age and did homage for his lands in 1326. He was summoned to serve against the Scots in 1327. In 1328 he presented to the church of Cudham, Kent. In Jun 1332 he had licence to grant his mother, Idoine de Say, the manors of Bingham [Burham intended?], Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire, Cudham, Kent, and Edmonton, Middlesex to hold for her life by the rent of a rose at Midsummer. In Jul 1332 he was going beyond seas in the king's service and again in Feb. 1332/3. He attended the tournament held at Dunstable, Bedforshire in 1333. In 1334 the king, at the request of John de Warenne, Earl of Surrey, granted him view of frankpledge in his manors of West Greenwich, Deptford, Cudham, Birling, and Burham, Kent, with other liberties.In Sept.1334 he was appointed to select and command 20 of the best archers in Kent, and bring them to Berwick-on-Tweed. In 1335 he was ordered to proceed to Newcastle-upon-Tyne. In April 1336 he was appointed Admiral of the King's fleets from the mouth of the Thames westward. In Sept. 1336 he was ordered to protect the English ambassadors crossing to France. In 1337 he and Otes de Grandison were appointed Captains of the fleet towards the west. In April 1338 he authorized the expenses for the transport of 600 horses in 60 ships. He fought in Flanders in 1338. In 1339 the Admiral of the southern fleet was ordered to provide him with two ships to carry him and his household to the king beyond the seas. In 1341 he was licensed to empark land at Birling, Kent, making a new path in substitution for a closed one. In 1342, being then in Brittany with the Earl of Northumberland, he was placed in command of the castle of Goy la-Forêt. In 1344 he was granted an indult for a portable altar. In 1345 he was again about to sail to Brittany with the Earl of Northumberland. In 1345 and again in 1347 he was appointed an attorney for Joan de Bar, Countess of Surrey. In March 1345/6 the King ordered that a ship of 60 tons of wine burthen be given to him for good service in Brittany. He fought in the 2nd division at the Battle of Crécy 26 Aug. 1346, returning to England in June 1347. In1348 he wa entrusted with the keeping of the parks and chaces of the void see of Canterbury in Surrey, Sussex, Middlesex, and Buckinghamshire. In 1349 he was granted 200 marks yearly to stay with the king for life with 20 men-at-arms and 20 archers. In 1354 Robert de Passele [Pashley], Richard de Soles, John Haket, and William de Basynges were pardoned by the king, they being outlawed at the suit of Geoffrey de Say touching a trespass in Sussex. In 1359 he was bound to repair a bridge in Northmersh near Edmonton, Middlesex called Pipplebrigge which was broken.... 2

  Marriage Information:

Geoffrey married Maud DE BEAUCHAMP, daughter of Guy DE BEAUCHAMP, 10th Earl of Warwick, and Alice DE TOENI. (Maud DE BEAUCHAMP was born Est 1310 in Warwick Caste, Warwickshire, England and died on 28 Jul 1369 in Barony of West Greenwich, Kent, England.)


1 Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, Medlands: Geoffery de Say.

2 Plantagenet Ancestry: A Study In Colonial And Medieval Families, 2nd Edition, 2011, Douglas Richardson, pp. 144-5.

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