Name: Richard BASKERVILLE , of Combe & Eardisley, Sir
Birth: ABT 1240 in Eardisley Castle, Kington, Herefordshire, England
Death: Deceased in Combe, Kington, Herefordshire, England
Following copied from website at [http://www.moonrakers.com/genealogy/baskerville/baskerville_family_histor y.htm]:
BASKERVILLE FAMILY HISTORY
Supplied by Brian Erwin
Edited by Peter Baskerville Rance
[P.B.R. Madeline Hopton's account at this point appears to leave out a number of generations, which are shown on most visitations available, so I have included the missing inheritors]. Ralph (died 1148) had a son, Sir Roger [or Robert] (died 1176) who married Juliana daughter of Nicholas de Stafford, Their son, Ralph of Eardisley (died 1194) married Ann Owen, they had a son Roger of Eardisley who married Bridget Hunterston, whose son Walter of Eardisley married Elizabeth Pembrugge. They had a son Walter of Eardisley (alive in 1277) who married Susanna Crigdon and who's first son, Sir Roger married a daughter and heiress of Rothes de Gros, knight of Orcop, which manor remained in the family till the year 1528. After Roger came three Sir Walter's in succession, the last of them left two daughters. After them the castle and manor went to Sir Walter and Susanna's second son SIR RICHARD. He married the DAUGHTER OF SIR SOLERS. Another brother George, became lord of Lawton and Picthorne in the County of Salop, whose descendants were lords of Picthorne for three generations, and then ended with an heiress.
SIR RICHARD, who became lord of Eardisley and High Sheriff of Hereford, was M.P., for the County of Herefordshire, in which office the family served in eleven Parliaments during the next 400 years. They also served the Office of High Sheriff for the County twenty-one times. Richard and was succeeded by his son Walter Baskerville (died 1319) who was called lord of Combe. His wife Sibella [or Sybil] daughter of Peter of Caux, and their son (died 1342), grandson (died 1373) and great, grand son (died 1394) all named Richard, were Knighted. The last son, Sir John of Eardisley (died 1403). Married Elizabeth, daughter and heiress of John Brugge of Letton and Stanton. They had issue, Sir John (died 1455) who also was called Knight of Combe, when quite a young boy followed King Henry to the Battle of Agincourt. 1415 AD He married Elizabeth, daughter of John Touchet, Lord Audley. His brother Ralph Baskerville married Anne, daughter and heiress of Sir John Blacket of Icomb, whose daughter, Jane became the wife of Symon Milbourne and mother to thirteen children!
Note: I believe, since Richard was the younger son, he may have been "of Combe" (as his son was) most, if not all, of his life, being born in Eardisley, but residing elsewhere, while his elder brother Roger and his three generations "of Walters" after him held Eardisley. If, as is stated above, there were daughters (and heirs) in the "senior" line, one wonders why the Castle of Eardisly returned to the "junior" line: Was the holding of the castle restricted to male heirs? Perhaps the fact (see notes under father Walter/William) that the overlordship of Eardisley was taken from the de Bohun family, Earls of Hereford, in 1277 by Edward I, and given to Roger de Clifford, later to be wrested back by the de Bohuns, had something to do with the holding of the castle. Perhaps the de Bohuns, when they got the castle back, gave it to the junior line to hold.
Father: Walter (William) BASKERVILLE , of Eardisley, Sir b: BEF 1211 in Eardisley Castle, Kington, Herefordshire, England
Mother: Susanna CRIGDON b: ABT 1214
Miss SOLERS b: ABT 1244 in Bridge Sollers, Weobley, Herefordshire, England
- Walter (William) BASKERVILLE , of Combe, Sir b: ABT 1268 in Combe, Kington, Herefordshire, England