Name: Robert de GARSHALE , of Bourton & Ibstock 1 2
Birth: ABT 1295 in Bourton & Draycote, Rugby, Warwickshire, England
Death: ABT 1337 in Ibstock, Market Bosworth, Leicestershire, England 1 2
Manor of Bourton-on-Dunsmore, Warwickshire:
In 1086 the Count of Meulan held 5 hides in BOURTON which Ingenulf held of him; before the Conquest this had been held by Lewin. Ingenulf, who also held of the count Ibstock in Leicestershire, was presumably the founder of an eponymous family, as Robert de Borton, who was living in 1123, had a brother Ingenulf who took the name of Ibstock. The overlordship, as was the case with most of the count's manors, came to the Earls of Warwick, of whom it was held as 1 knight's fee. The mesne lordship of this fee was held by the Verdons of Brandon (q.v.) from early in the 13th century, Roese de Verdon holding it in 1242. After the death of Theobald de Verdon in 1316 the fee was assigned in dower to his widow Elizabeth de Burgh, with reversion at first to his eldest daughter Joan and her husband Thomas Furnival, but subsequently to his second daughter Elizabeth wife of Bartholomew de Burghersh, whose son Bartholomew inherited it in 1360. When he sold the manor of Brandon to Sir John Delves in 1370 this mesne lordship passed with it.
Robert de Borton, mentioned above, had a son Richard, who had two sons, William and Sir Henry. The latter left three daughters as coheirs: Ada wife of Robert de Garshale; Joan, whose husband seems to have been a cadet of the Verdons; and Maud, who is said to have had a son Thomas who died without issue. In 1235 the fee was said to be held of the Earl of Warwick by Philip de Esseby and Robert de Garshale; in 1242 they and Robert de Verdon held it of Roese de Verdon under the earl. Presumably Philip was husband of Maud; he is called son of Robert de Esseby in 1217, when he and Robert de Garshale and Nicholas de Verdon, the mesne lord, all returned to their fealty and were received into the king's favour. By 1316 the Esseby interest had disappeared and 1¾ fees in Bourton and Draycote were held jointly by Thomas de Garshale and Robert de Verdon, as they still were said to be in 1335. This last return, however, may have been out of date, as in an inquest of further inquiry two years later the tenants are given as Henry de Preyers and John de Verdon. Thomas de Garshale seems in fact to have been dead by 1326, when his son Robert settled the manor of Bourton on himself and his wife Amice and their issue. It is probable that by 1337 Robert was dead and that Henry de Preyers was guardian of his daughter and heir Elizabeth, who married Sir Robert Burdet of Huncote, Leics. Their son Robert, who was under age and in ward to Lady Elizabeth de Burgh, widow of Theobald de Verdon, in 1361, died without issue and the manor passed to his brother Sir John Burdet, whose daughter and heir Elizabeth married Sir Humphrey Stafford of Grafton. In this family it remained for about 200 years....
['Parishes: Bourton-on-Dunsmore', A History of the County of Warwick: Volume 6: Knightlow hundred (1951), LF Salzman (editor), pp. 39-41. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk]
Father: Thomas de GARSHALE , of Bourton & Ibstock, Sir b: ABT 1263 in Bourton & Draycote, Rugby, Warwickshire, England
Mother: Margery b: ABT 1268
Amice b: ABT 1198
- Elizabeth de GARSHALE , Heir of Bourton b: ABT 1323 in Bourton & Draycote, Rugby, Warwickshire, England
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