Name: Peter CONSTABLE , of Melton 1
Birth: ABT 1202 in Melton Constable, Walsingham, Norfolk, England
Death: AFT 1230
Turchetel had large possessions, and was succeeded therein, on his deprivation, by this Hermerus, by the gift of the Conqueror; from him descended the Lords Bardolf, Barons of Wirmegay; and the ancient family of De Melton, alias Constable, lords of Melton Constable in Norfolk, were early enfeoffed of it. Peter le Constable de Maelton, was lord in the reign of Henry II. and in this family (of whom see in Melton Constable) it remained till on the death of Geffrey, son of Peter de Meauton, the inheritance came to his 3 sisters and coheirs:
Isabel, married to Adam de Cokefeld, Alice, to Robert de Cokefeld, and Edith to Sir Thomas de Esteley, or Astley; Maud, their mother, was living in the 41st of Henry III. and then the wife of Jeffrey de Burnaville.
In the 35th of the said King, Robert de Cockfeld and Alice his wife, Adam de Cockfeld, and Isabell his wife, impleaded Alice le Mareschal, lady of North Tudenham, for fishing in their fishery of East Tudenham, from the old mill of Hikering, to the mill called Gladwar; but it appearing that the fishery was the right of Alice's father, Hubert de Rie, and all her ancestors, and that her husband held it, judgment was given for her.
In the 41st of that reign, Adam de Cockfeld conveyed by fine to John his nephew, his 3d part of this manor, and held then, with Stephen de Estley, one fee of the Lord Bardolf.
This John married a wife named Postulina, and was living, and a knight, in the 10th of Edward I.; he left a son, Sir John, lord in the 9th of Edward II.
In the 15th of that King, Sir John Cockfeld, and Margaret his wife settled it by fine on themselves for life; remainder to John and Thomas their sons. Sir John was living in the 26th of Edward III. and paid 40s. on the creation of Edward Prince of Wales, then a knight.
He was succeeded by Sir Thomas de Cockfeld, who kept his first court as lord, in the 30th of Edward III. when all the free and customary tenants swore fealty to him.
Sir Robert Cockfeld was his son and heir, and kept a court here, in the 5th of Richard II. and in the 3d of Henry IV. he married Cecilia, daughter and heir of Robert de Charnels, and had Sir John de Cockfeld, who kept his first court in the 4th of Henry V. and again in the 3d of Henry VI.; he married Margaret, daughter of Thomas Foljamb, and died sans issue, about the 30th of Henry VI. In the 35th of that King, his widow had an interest herein, and was then the wife of Sir Ralph Monboucher.
On the death of Sir John, Agnes his sister was found to be his heir, the wife of John Talboys of Stallingburg in Lincolnshire, Esq. by whom he had his son and heir, John, who by Catherine his wife, daughter of Sir William Gibthorp, was father of Marguret, his only daughter, who married John Ascough, Esq. son of Sir William Ascough.
This John was lord in the 8th of Edward IV. and sold it to William Paston, Esq. From: 'Mitford Hundred and Half: East Tudenham', An Essay towards a Topographical History of the County of Norfolk: volume 10 (1809), pp. 255-262. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=78671&strquery=cockfield Date accessed: 08 March 2012.
Father: William CONSTABLE , of Flamborough b: ABT 1179 in Flamborough, Bridlington, Yorkshire East Riding, England
Mother: Juliana ALTOFT , Heir of Burton b: ABT 1180 in Burton Constable, Leyburn, Yorkshire North Riding, England
Maud b: ABT 1200
- Edith (Elditha) CONSTABLE b: ABT 1225 in Melton Constable, Walsingham, Norfolk, England
- Isabel CONSTABLE , Heiress of East Tudenham b: ABT 1227 in Melton Constable, Walsingham, Norfolk, England
- Alice CONSTABLE , Heiress of East Tudenham b: ABT 1230 in Melton Constable, Walsingham, Norfolk, England
- Title: An Essay towards a Topographical History of the County of Norfolk, by Francis Blomefield: URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/
Page: vol 10, p. 255-62