Margaret WAKE, Baroness Wake
- Born: 1309, Liddel, Cumberland, England
- Married (1):
- Married (2): 6 Oct 1325
- Died: 29 Sep 1349
The Chronicle of Meaux, in Yorkshire, names "Thomam, Johannem et Margaretam" as the children of "Johannem", son of "Baldewinum de Wake", adding that Margaret married "Edmundus comes Cantiæ, filius regis Edwardi primi".
She succeeded her brother in 1349 as Baroness Wake.
Margaret died as a result of the Black Death. 1
Inquisition Post Mortem
234. Margaret, late the wife of Edmund, Earl of Kent.
Writ, 1 October, 23 Edward III. 
Huntingdon. Inq. taken at Huntyngdon, 10 February, 24 Edward III.
Caldecote. Two parts of the manor (extent given), including a croft called 'le Park,' held in dower, as of the inheritance of John, son and heir of the said Edmund, of the king in chief by knight's service.
She died on the feast of St. Michael last. John son of the said Edmund, aged 19 years and more, is her next heir.
Writ, 1 October, 23 Edward III.
Lincoln. Inq. taken at Horncastre on the octave of St. Hilary, 23 Edward III.
Gretham. The manor (extent given), including two carucates of land worth 40s. each and not more because of the pestilence, a croft called 'le Hallecroft,' a meadow in the field of Hameryngham called 'Erelisdal,' a turbary called 'Grethamfen,' and certain tenements at Thorley, which is a member of Gretham, held for her life in dower, by the king's assignment, of the king in chief, by service of a moiety of a knight's fee, and there are paid yearly 22d. for sheriff's aid, and 20s. yearly in repair of houses at Gretham and Thorley.
She held no other lands &c. in the county.
Date of death as above. John, earl of Kent, her son, aged 19 years and more, is her heir as well of the above as of lands elsewhere.
Writ, 1 October, 23 Edward III.
Northampton. Inq. taken at Eston, Thursday after the Purification, 24 Edward III.
Eston, Torpell and Upton. The manors (extents given showing great deceases in value because of the pestilence), held in dower by the king's assignment, of the inheritance of John, son and heir of the said earl, viz:—
Eston (extent given), including the pastures of Underbill and Hallebrok,
and 13s. 4d. yearly rent from the prioress of St. Michael without
Stanford, held of the king in chief, by knight's service.
Bliseworth. A yearly rent of 10l. from the manor, held to herself and the heirs of her body. John Wak, father of the said Margaret, gave the
said rent into the hands of king Edward I, who by his charter dated
5 January, 27 Edward I, gave the said rent to the said John and Joan
his wife and the heirs of their bodies, with remainder to the right heirs
of the said John.
Torpell (extent given), including two pastures called ' Hillawe ' and
Upton, a member of the manor of Torpell (extent given) including the
pastures of 'le Ortecherd, 'le Milnebrok' and 'le Hay.'
The manor of Torpell with its member of Upton and the said rent
in Bliseworth are held of the king in chief by knight's service.
She held no other lands, &c. in the county.
Date of death and heir as above.
Writ, 1 November, 23 Edward III.
York. Inq. taken at York on Tuesday before St. Hilary, 23 Edward III.
Cotyngham, Wyveton, Kirkeby Moresheved, Aton, Hemelyngton, and
Cropton. The manors, with their members (extents given, showing
decreases in value owing to the pestilence), held to her and the heirs
of her body ; for John Wake her father surrendered to king Edward I the said manors, together with the reversion of the manor of Buttercrambe, held for life by Walter, bishop of Coventry and
Lichfield, now deceased, which king, by his charter dated 5 January,
27 Edward I, gave the said manors and reversion to the said John
Wake and Joan his wife and the heirs of their bodies, with remainder
to the right heirs of the said John.
Cotyngham. The extent includes a ferry over the river Humber at Hesill, the ferry of Stanfery, a rent of 4l. yearly from the burgesses of the town of Beverley for ' le Dynges,' divers rents in the manor and its
members Hulbank, Doncevale, Newland, Eppelwrth, Northous and
Pilford, and fines and perquisites in the courts of Cotyngham and
Wyveton. The manor of Cotyngham cannot be repaired and main
tained under five marks yearly.
Wyveton. A messuage, two carucates of land in demesne, each containing eight bovates, and 100s. rent yearly from tenants at will and cottars.
Buttercrambe. The extent (given with field-names), includes a rent
at Scrayngham which is an appurtenance of the manor. The
manor has been charged time out of mind with 22s. yearly to the
prior of St. Andrew's, York, and his successors, for ever.
The manors of Cotyngham and Wyveton &c. are held of the
king in chief, as of the crown, by service of a barony, and finding . . . . . . . armed . . . hauberk . . . war in Wales at his own charges, for forty days, if there should be war there ; and the manor of Buttercrambe, with its member of Scrayngham, is held of the king in chief, as of the crown, by service of a knight's fee.
Kirkeby Moresheved. The extent includes a messuage, a park with deer, a pasture called ' le Hagges,' pastures called Hallecote and Snapcote, 3 carucates of land which used to be worth 8l. 8s. yearly but now only 63s., each carucate not being worth more than 23s. 4d. yearly, 60a. meadow in ' le Westeng ' . . . . . . . . . . . and 22a. meadow in ' le Stokeng ' . . . . . . . . . . . and meadow in places called Aldaswra, Appeltreflat, Roundacre, Bulfordsty, Southflat and Northflat in 'le Silkeng,' Holker, in ' le Silkenghedes,' Moscheved, Scarheved,
Slegheved, and atte Brokedwyth, . . . . . . . . . Kichenbussk, Gillyngmorleyes, and 'le Stues,' a water-mill, toll of the market, a fair
on the feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Mary, a rent at Wodehous, water-mills and rents at Famedale, Gillyngmore and Brauncedale, and rents &c. at Fadmore, which is appurtenant to the manor.
The said manor of Kirkeby has been charged time out of mind by
the ancestors of the said Margaret in 26s. 8d. yearly to the prioress
of Keldholm and her successors, and in 13s. 4d. yearly to the vicar of
the church of Kirkeby and his successors for tithe of the mill ; which
said prioress and vicar have been seised of the said rents hitherto.
The manor of Kirkeby, with its members, is held of John de Moubray
by homage and fealty, and by service of a knight's fee and a half ;
and cannot be maintained for less than 20s. yearly.
Cropton and Middelton. The manors (extents given, showing decreased values &c. as above), with certain tenements belonging thereto in Hartoft, held of the king in chief, as of the crown, by service of a moiety of a knight's fee. The said manor of Cropton has been
charged time out of mind by the ancestors of the said Margaret
with 21s. 8d. yearly to the earl of Lancaster, at the castle of Pikering,
for fines of the wapentake, and with 100s. yearly to the abbot of Byland (Bella Landa). The four tofts and ten bovates of land in Middelton are similarly charged with 100s. yearly to Henry de Boys and his heirs, which said abbot and Henry have been seised of the said rents hitherto.
Aton. A messuage and 14 bovates of land (extent given, showing decreased values &c. as above), held of the king in chief, as of the crown, by service of a quarter of a knight's fee ; and the residue of the said manor held of John Darcy, as of the right of his wife, by knight's
service, and by rendering to the said John and his wife and her heirs
3s. yearly for wapentake fines.
Hemelyngton. The manor (extent given, showing decreased values &c. as above), held of Ralph de Nevill, by knight's service.
Langeton. Thomas Wak, deceased, brother of the said Margaret, was
at one time seised of the manor, and by his charter granted it to
Henry de Lancaster, earl of Leicester, Stephen de Swynnerton, and
Henry P[ycot] with the knight's fees, advowsons, and ail other things
pertaining to the said manor, which said earl, Stephen, and Henry,
gave the said manor to the said Thomas and Blanche his wife, and
the heirs of the said Thomas . . . with the knight's fees, &c. by
charter and licence of the present king ; which Blanche still survives.
She held no other lands, &c. in the county.
She died on the feast of St. Michael. John, earl of Kent, her son, aged 19 years and more, is her heir as well of the said manors as elsewhere.
C. Edw. III. File 99. (1.) 2
Margaret married John COMYN of Badenoch, son of John COMYN, Lord of Badenoch, and Joan DE VALENCE. (John COMYN died on 23 Jun 1314 at the Battle of Bannockburn, Stirling, Scotland.)
Margaret also married Edmund PLANTAGENET, Earl of Kent, son of Edward I "Longshanks" PLANTAGENET, King of England, and Marguerite CAPET de France, on 6 Oct 1325. (Edmund PLANTAGENET was born on 5 Aug 1301 in Woodstock, Oxfordshire, England and died on 19 Mar 1330 in Winchester, Hampshire, England.)