Name: Margaret Heiress de YATTENDON 1 2
Birth: ABT 1255 in Yattendon, Bradfield, Berkshire, England
Death: AFT 1315 in Lapworth, Solihull, Warwickshire, England 2
Yattendon Manor, Berkshire:
According to the Domesday Survey Baldwin held this manor of Edward the Confessor, but in 1086 Godebold held it of William Fitz Ansculf. There is no further mention of the mesne tenant until the 13th century, when we find Peter de Yattendon holding a fee here of Roger de Somery. Peter had a grant of free warren here in 1252, and in 1258 he received a charter to hold a weekly market on Tuesdays and a yearly fair on the vigil, feast and morrow of St. Nicholas. In 1259-60 he granted lands and rents here to Nicholas. The latter died before 1273, when we find his brother and heir Bartholomew holding the manor. Bartholomew was holding the manor in 1286, and in 1287-8 conveyed the reversion to Hugh de Brandeston, who had married his daughter Margaret. Bartholomew died before 1289, when a dispute arose between his two daughters as to the disposition of the manor.
Beatrice, Bartholomew's widow, stated that she and her husband inherited the manor, of which they enfeoffed Hugh and Margaret, while retaining a life interest for themselves, but Eleanor, the other daughter, and her husband Ralph de Kniveton or Kineton claimed to inherit half. The decision was for a time postponed, and in 1290 we find both Hugh and Ralph returned as holding the vill. The case was finally settled in favour of Eleanor in 1291, though shortly afterwards she and her husband disposed of their share to Hugh and his wife. Hugh died seised of this manor in or before 1298, when the king proceeded to administer the estate, as his son Henry was then under age. The following year the manor was restored to Margaret, who proved that she had a life interest in it.
In spite of the fact that her interest was limited, she sold the manor in 1315 to Osbert Clynton and his wife, and they conveyed it the same year to John de la Beche, who is returned as its owner in 1316..... NOTE: The article then goes into the property when held by the "de la Beche" family for this portion, see notes for John de la Beche, d. bet. 1322-1333.
In 1315-16 Margaret widow of Hugh de Brandeston sold her interest in the manor, which appears to have been only a life interest, although she had a son Henry, who was at that time a minor. Henry had a son Hugh, who left two daughters: Agnes, the wifeof Philip de Aylesbury, and Rose, who married Richard de Montfort. In 1366 these claimed the manor from Andrew de Sackville, Edmund Danvers and John Duyn, who was the son of Margery the only daughter of Isabel and William Fitz Ellis, but the case was postponed until the coming of age of John Duyn.... NOTE: Another break in the article which you will find in John de la Beche.
In 1408-9 John conveyed his share of the manor to John atte Hyde and William Bruyly. In 1414 John Coteron was still in possession of two-thirds of the manor, for that year Rose Montfort, now a widow, and Roger son of Agnes Aylesbury again attempted to establish their right to the manor.
What happened is uncertain, for no records have been found to trace the descent of these shares during the next fourteen years, but in 1428 we find the manor in the hands of Richard Merbroke and John Golafre, the latter of whom had probably inherited the share of the manor bought by William Bruyly in1408-9..
Richard Merbroke's only daughter and heir Alice seems to have married Sir John Norreys, K.B., a son of William Norreys of Bray, and Sir John seems to have been in possession of the manor by 1441-2, when he purchased the overlordship of Edward Langford. He appears to have acquired Golafre's interest in the manor, for no further reference to this has been found, and at the same time made his title secure by purchasing the interest, if any, of the heirs of Hugh de Brandeston, who at this time seem to have been Elizabeth wife of John Doyvyle and Joan wife of John Aylesbury. To add still further security he obtained a charter from the king between 1446 and 1448. He was usher to the chamber, squire to the body and master of the wardrobe to Henry VI, Sheriff of Oxford and Berkshire in 1442 and 1457, and squire of the body to Edward IV. He died in 1467 and was buried at Bray, when he was succeeded by his son William, who was holding the manor in 1471.
Sir William Norreys was knighted at the battle of Northampton on 9 July 1458 and was knight of the body to Edward IV. He was Sheriff of Oxford and Berkshire in 1468-9, 1482-3 and1486. In October 1483 he joined the Duke of Buckingham's rebellion, was attainted and fled to Britanny to join Richmond, and returned with him in 1485, when he commanded a troop at the battleof Stoke. He executed a deed at Yattendon in 1479. He married first Isabel daughter of Sir Edmund Ingoldesthorpe of Borough Green, Newmarket, and widow of John Nevill Marquess of Montagu, by whom he had, besides three daughters, three sons, William, Lionel and Richard, all of whom died young, though the two former had been knighted in 1487 and 1529. By his second wife, Jane daughter of John Vere twelfth Earl of Oxford, he had four sons, the eldest of whom was Sir Edward. By his third wife, Anne daughter of John Horne, alderman of London, and widow of Sir John Harcourt, he had one son and four daughters.
From: 'Parishes: Yattendon and Speenham', A History of the County of Berkshire: Volume 4 (1924), pp. 125-130. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=62692 Date accessed: 09 April 2013.
NOTE: The Richard Merbroke mentioned 2 paragraphs above, married Ellen Montfort, daughter of William Montfort who was son of Richard Montfort & Rose Brandeston. Thus Rose's lawsuit must have been successful in obtaining rights to Yattendon, which ended up in the Norreys family.
Father: Bartholomew de YATTENDON b: ABT 1230 in Yattendon, Bradfield, Berkshire, England
Mother: Beatrice b: ABT 1233
Hugh de BRANDESTON , of Lapworth, Sir b: ABT 1250
- Henry de BRANDESTON , of Lapworth & Yattendon b: 1283 in Lapworth, Solihull, Warwickshire, England
- Title: VCH-Warwickshire, Vol 5, available online www.british-history.ac.uk
Page: 108-116, see notes for Rose de Brandeston, d. >1420
Text: Margaret (no last name or ancestry)
- Title: VCH - Berkshire, vol 4, www.british-history.ac.uk