Name: Ralph PEROT , of Radwell & Lindsell, Sir 1
ALIA: Ralph /Perrott/, of Radwell+Lindsell+Beeston, Sir
Birth: ABT 1225 in Radwell, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, England 1
Death: BEF 26 APR 1305 in Lindsell, Dunmow, Essex, England 1
Sir Ralph Perot, son and heir [of Ralph by Joan], was a knight at the time of his succession (g). He served in the 1257 campaign against Llewelyn (h); attended the King in France, 1259, and was summoned for service in Wales, 1263. He was an active partisan of Simon de Montfort in the Barons War, and was captured in a sortie under the younger Simon, when the King took Northampton, Apr 1264. After the royalist victory at Evesham, Aug 1265, Ralph became a captain of the Disinherited in the Isle of Ely, who lived by pillaging the country-side, till they surrendered, with the honours of war, to Prince Edward in July 1267. Ralph thereupon accepted the Dictum of Kenilworth. He was in the Tower of London, 1274-76, upon charges of breaches of the King's peace. In 1277 and 1282 he did personal service in Wales, and he was summoned in 1283; and in 1294 for service in Gascony; for service in Scotland, 1296 to 1398, and in 1303. By writ of 26 Jan 1296/7, addressed 'Radulfo Perot', he was summoned to an assembly of Earls, Barons, and military tenants at Salisbury; and 'cum equis et armis' to a military council at Rochester, 20 Aug 1297; but never as a peer to a properly constituted Parliament.
He m. Cassandra (f), and d. shortly before 26 Apr 1305 (g). [Complete Peerage X:475-6]
(g) When he was said to be aged 26 and more. He paid a relief of 20 pounds.
(h) Doing, as a member of the household of Ralph le Botiller (of Oversley and Wem) the service which he owed the King, for defence of the March, under John FitzAlan.
(f) Perhaps daughter of Sir Giles de Argentein. In 1279 Sir Ralph and Dame Cassandra his wife were in receipt of a rent from tenements in Cambridge by assignment of Sir Giles; and it was Sir Giles who, with Reynold (his son) and Richard de Argentein, bailed Sir Ralph out of the Tower of London in 1276. Sir Gile's mother was Cassandra, daughter of Robert de L'Isle.
(g) He left younger sons--at his death middle-aged men-- among whom and their sister he appears to have divided the bulk of the Pirot fee, to the exclusion of his heir [Ralph, who dvp.]. Simon, received Lindsell and Sawston for life; Master Thomas, Knowton and the Bucks property; Reynold, Harlington; Alan, Ringleton; and their sister Joan, Windridge, near St. Albans, and Ashingdon, Essex.
Father: Ralph PIROT , of Carlton & Lindsell, Sir b: ABT 1195 in Carlton, Bedford, Bedfordshire, England
Mother: Joan b: ABT 1205 in England
Cassandra de ARGENTEIN b: ABT 1240 in Great Wymondley, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, England
- Ralph PEROT , of Radwell b: ABT 1257 in Radwell, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, England
- Simon PEROT , of Lindsell & Sawston b: ABT 1259 in Lindsell, Dunmow, Essex, England
- Thomas PEROT , of Knowlton b: ABT 1261 in Wyboston, St. Neots, Bedfordshire, England
- Joan PEROT , Heir of Windridge & Ashingdon b: ABT 1263 in Windridge, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, England
- Reynold PEROT , of Harlington b: ABT 1265 in Carlton, Bedford, Bedfordshire, England
- Alan PEROT , of Ringleton b: ABT 1267 in Radwell, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, England
- Title: Complete Peerage of England Scotland Ireland Great Britain and the United Kingdom, by G. E Cokayne, Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2000