Sir Baldwin WAKE of Brunne
(1237/8-1282)
Hawise DE QUINCY, Heiress of Bidford
(Abt 1250-1285)
Guillaume II DE FIENNES, baron de Fiennes & de Tingry
(Abt 1245-1302)
Blanche DE BRIENNE
(-Aft 1285)
John WAKE, 1st Baron Wake
(Abt 1268-1300)
Jeanne (Joan) DE FIENNES, Lady of Liddel
(-1309)
Margaret WAKE, Baroness Wake
(1309-1349)

 

Family Links

Spouses/Children:
1. John COMYN of Badenoch

  • Adomar COMYN (d.y.)
2. Edmund PLANTAGENET, Earl of Kent

Margaret WAKE, Baroness Wake

  • Born: 1309, Liddel, Cumberland, England
  • Married (1):
  • Married (2): 6 Oct 1325
  • Died: 29 Sep 1349

  General Notes:

Compiler's 19 x great-grandmother

  Research Notes:

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

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Inquisition Post Mortem

234. Margaret, late the wife of Edmund, Earl of Kent.

Writ, 1 October, 23 Edward III. [1349]

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 'Personesfen.'
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. (defaced).

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

  Marriage Information:

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.)

  Marriage Information:

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.)

Sources


1 Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, Medlands: Margaret Wake.

2 Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem, Vol. IX, Edward III, pp. 233-34.


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