Name: Margaret de BEREFORD 1 2
Birth: ABT 1293 in Wishaw, Meriden, Warwickshire, England
Death: AFT 1355 3
Death: AFT 1354 4
Yet another holding, subsequently called a manor, must have been part of the Plessis fee. Hugh de Plessis gave land to his daughter Margaret during the reign of Edward I, and she married William de Barforth (Bereford) and left a son Edmund and three daughters. Edmund died seised of tenements, including a passage over the Thames and a fishery therein, in 1354, when his heirs were his sisters Joan wife of Sir Gilbert de Elsfield, kt., Margaret wife of Sir James de Audley, kt., and Agnes wife of John Mautravers, both Edmund's sons, John and Baldwin, being illegitimate. In 1362 John Mautravers and Alice, Gilbert de Elsfield son of Joan, and William de Audley son of Margaret called Baldwin de Barforth to warrant to them lands here which Eva widow of John de Barforth, then wife of John Roklee, claimed as dower. From: 'Parishes: Long Wittenham', A History of the County of Berkshire: Volume 4 (1924), pp. 384-390. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=62733&strquery=edmund baldwin bereford manor Date accessed: 02 April 2012.
Manor of SHOTTESWELL
In 1319 Thomas sold the manor to William de Bereford, who died in 1326 seised thereof, leaving a son Sir Edmund, who had a grant of free warren in his lands here in 1335. He died in 1354, having settled the manor on his illegitimate son Sir John in tail, with contingent remainder to John's brother Baldwin. Sir John died without issue in 1356 and Baldwin succeeded, who in 1400, with Sir John Beauchamp, his overlord, jointly held 1¼ fees here. Elizabeth, widow of Sir Baldwin, held the manor for life after his death. Her daughter Maud, wife of John Barough, inherited under a settlement made in 1400, with remainder in default of issue to Philip Sinclair, grandson of Sir Edmund's sister MARGARET. Maud appears to have died childless shortly after her mother, and Philip was also dead at the time of Elizabeth's decease, so the manor passed to Philip's son Thomas Sinclair, who held it in 1425, when he granted it to trustees, among them John Aston of Somerton, Oxon., who subsequently held it. On his death in 1435 Thomas Sinclair left three young daughters, Elizabeth, Eleanor, and Edith: but it was stated that he had settled this manor, and that of Bickmarsh, on trustees in order to defraud the king of the custody and marriage of his heirs. John Aston sold the manor in 1436, either as a trustee or as owner, to James le Botiler, Earl of Ormonde. From: 'Parishes: Shotteswell', A History of the County of Warwick: Volume 5: Kington hundred (1949), pp. 148-153. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=57064&strquery=bereford parishes Date accessed: 31 March 2012.
NOTE: John Aston of Somerton m. Elizabeth Giffard, daughter of Roger Giffard & Joan Bereford, daughter of Baldwin of Shotteswell, illegitimate son of Edmund, son of William de Bereford. Even though Baldwin and his brother John (who d. without issue) were both illegitimate, Edmund (who had no legitimate heirs) was able to pass properties to them before he died (as long as they were un-entailed).
Manor of MEASHAM,
Measham, in the hundred of Repton and Gresley, and in the deanery of Repington, which, though long esteemed a separate parish, is, more properly speaking, a parochial chapelry, within the parish of Repton, lies in that detached part of Derbyshire which is surrounded by Leicestershire, three miles from Ashhy-de-la-Zouch, and ten from Burton-upon-Trent. Part of the townships and villages of Donisthorpe and Oakthorpe is in this chapelry.
In the year 1310, a market at Measham on Tuesday, and a fair for three days at the festival of the Translation of St. Thomas the Martyr, were granted to William de Bereford, who then possessed a manor in Measham. A market house was built not many years ago by Mr. Joseph Wilkes; but there is now neither market nor fair. The market-house is converted into a dwelling-house, the arches having been walled up.
The manor of Measham (Messeham) was in the crown, at the time of taking the Domesday Survey. It was afterwards in the Earls of Chester. Clementia, widow of Ranulph de Blundeville, Earl of Chester, was possessed of it in 1235. Edmund de Bereford, probably a son of William, died seised of a manor in Measham in 1355, Joan de Ellesfield, John de Maltravers, and MARGARET DE AUDLEY being his next heirs. From: 'Parishes: Packington - Repton', Magna Britannia: volume 5: Derbyshire (1817), pp. 228-246. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=50734&strquery=bereford parishes Date accessed: 01 April 2012.
Father: William de BEREFORD , Chief Justice, Sir b: ABT 1260 in Sutton Coldfield, Tamworth, Warwickshire, England
Mother: Margaret (Margery) de PLESSIS b: BEF 1277 in Hook Norton, Banbury, Oxfordshire, England
James de AUDLEY , of Aston Chiverey, Sir b: ABT 1284 in Ashby Magma, Lutterworth, Leicestershire, England
- Alice (Joan) de AUDLEY b: ABT 1310 in Ashby Magma, Lutterworth, Leicestershire, England
- Title: VCH-Warwickshire, Vol 5, available online www.british-history.ac.uk
- Title: Magna Carta Ancestry, by Douglas Richardson, 2005, Genealogical Publishing Co.
- Title: Magna Britannia: volume 5: Derbyshire (1817), URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk
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Page: vol 4, pp. 384-390