Name: Maud de KIRKBY , Heiress of Medbourne 1
Birth: ABT 1245 in Medbourne, Uppingham, Leicestershire, England
Death: 1311 1
In 1188-9 the sheriff was responsible for the farm of the 2 carucates belonging to the king's soke of Great Bowden. It is not possible to trace the tenants of this property before the earlier 13th century, when three names are known. In 1262 a rent of 47s. 9d. from the 2 carucates was granted by the king to his steward William Chaundeler, whos ubsequently conveyed it together with the advowson of Medbourne church, not mentioned in the grant of 1262, to John de Kirkby, later Bishop of Ely. In 1272 Henry III confirmed this assignment of the rent, the advowson being specifically included, the whole to be held for the service of 1/20 knight's fee. Kirkby before 1281 had also become an undertenant of the Chaworth manor (see below) and had acquired substantial property in Holt, Drayton, Prestgrave, and other neighbouring villages. At Kirkby's death in 1290 his heir was his brother William, who died without issue in 1302. KIRKBY'S manor, which included 47s. 2žd. rent in Medbourne and 6s. 8d. in pleas and perquisites of court there, was divided among his four sisters: Margaret, Alice, wife of Peter Prilly, Maud, widow of Gilbert de Houby, and Mabel, widow of William Grymbaud. ...
Maud de Houby (d. 1311) was succeeded by her son Walter (d. 1349), who left at least two sons, Gilbert and Anthony. The line of Gilbert's heirs appears to have died out by 1379 and presumably the inheritance passed to Anthony's grandson Anthony de Sutton or 'Howeby', who died in 1422 seised of a fourth part of this manor in Medbourne. His share thereafter descended to his daughter Elizabeth, to her son John Bellers (d. 1476, by which date it had been increased from a quarter to a third), and to his sister Ellen, who carried it to her husband William Roskyn. Their son Jasper Roskyn or Ruskyn died in 1486 and his share was by 1505 divided between two of his daughters. The interest of Anne Leeke, the elder daughter, has left no trace. The interest of Margaret Lacy (d. 1529), the younger daughter, was eventually inherited by her younger son Seth, who conveyed it to Thomas Nevill of Holt in 1542-3 .
From: 'Medbourne', A History of the County of Leicestershire: Volume 5: Gartree Hundred (1964), pp. 229-248. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=22062&strquery=medbourne leicester Date accessed: 22 June 2012.
Father: William de KIRKBY , of Melton Mowbray b: ABT 1215 in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, England
Mother: Emma de GORHAM b: ABT 1220
Gilbert de HOUBY b: ABT 1238 in Hoby, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, England
- Walter de HOUBY & Medbourne b: ABT 1270 in Hoby, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, England
- Title: VCH - Leicestershire, www.british-history.ac.uk