Name: Giles 2nd Baron de ERDINGTON & Barrow, Sir 1 2 3
ALIA: Giles de /Eardiston/
Birth: BEF 20 JUN 1322 in Erdington, Birmingham North, Warwickshire, England 3
Death: AFT 10 JUN 1359 in Barrow upon Soar, Leicestershire, England 4 3
BARONY OF ERDINGTON (II)
SIR GILES DE ERDINGTON, of Erdington, Shawbury, Corfe Mullen, and Barrow-on-Soar, son and heir. On 20 June 1343 he received a pardon for having acquired without licence the manor of Shawbury from his father, and on 11 July 1345 a pardon for not having taken up knighthood by the Feast of St. Lawrence last past, pursuant to the proclamation. He was on the King's service in Flanders in the retinue of Sir John de Montgomery in 1346, but returned to England before 20 January 1346/7, owing to severe illness. On 1 Deceber 1352 he obtained an exemption for life from being put on assizes, juries, &c., and from being appointed mayor, sheriff, escheator, &c., against his will.
He married Elizabeth, younger daughter and coheir of William DE TOLTHORPE, of Tolthorpe, Rutland, by Alice, daughter of Sir Ralph DE NORMANVILLE, of Empingham in that county. He was living 10 June 1359. His widow died 26 May 1375. [Complete Peerage V:87-8, transcribed by Dave Utzinger]
Knossington lies on the borders of Rutland, nine miles south-east of Melton Mowbray and four miles west of Oakham. The ancient parish consisted of 1,469 a. and belonged to a detached part of the hundred of Gartree, lying north-east of the main area. In 1930 the benefices of Knossington and Cold Overton (Framland hundred) were united, and in 1936 the new ecclesiastical parish became the present civil parish of Knossington, 3,198 a. in area.
In 1228 Ralph de Nowers was stated to hold the manor of Robert de Tatershall. The Nowers family remained the tenants in demesne until at least 1308, at Robert de Tatershall's death. In 1319 William and Alice Playz sold the manor to Thomas de Tolthorp and his wife Alice, and although the Nowers family continued to hold land in the parish until later in the 14th century. It seems probable that the manor passed from their ownership between 1308 and 1319. Thomas Tolthorp's daughter Elizabeth married Giles de Erdington, the owner of a manor at Barrow on Soar, and the manor descended in this family, probably until the death of Sir Thomas de Erdington in 1467.
From: 'Knossington', A History of the County of Leicestershire: Volume 5: Gartree Hundred (1964), pp. 187-193. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=22058&strquery=giles erdington Date accessed: 02 May 2012.
NOTE: I have to check out my dates; I don't have them married in c1308-19.
Father: Henry 1st Baron de ERDINGTON , of Erdington b: ABT 1274 in Erdington, Birmingham North, Warwickshire, England
Mother: Joan de WOLVEY b: ABT 1285 in Wolvey, Nuneaton, Warwickshire, England
Elizabeth de TOLETHORPE , Heir of Knossington b: ABT 1322 in Knossington, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, England
- Thomas 3rd Baron de ERDINGTON & Corfe, Sir b: ABT 1347 in Erdington, Birmingham North, Warwickshire, England
- Margaret de ERDINGTON , Heiress of Shawbury b: 1353 in Shawbury, Wem, Shropshire, England
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