Name: Pain de PARLES , of Handsworth 1
Birth: ABT 1135
Death: Deceased in Handsworth Manor, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England
Handsworth Manor, Birmingham, Warwickshire:
In 1235 and 1242 Roger de Somery held 1/5 knight's fee in Handsworth in chief. In 1242 it was held of him by John de Parles; this is the first certain reference after 1086 to an under-tenant, but it has been held, possibly on the evidence of documents no longer extant, that Pain de Parles held the manor in right of his wife in the reign of Henry II. In 1212 William de Parles claimed lands in Handsworth, which he said Pain de Parles and Alice his mother held as her right, and which he said belonged to the hide which he held there. In 1216 the sheriff of Staffordshire was ordered to deliver to Robert de Teneray all William de Parles's lands in Handsworth because of William's adherence to the king's enemies. William (d. before 1227), John, and Henry de Parles all held land in Handsworth in the early 13th century. Another William acknowledged in 1255 that he owed to Roger de Somery the service of one knight's fee and suit of court at Dudley with his peers on occasions when robbers and pleas of right were tried, and upon reasonable summons; Roger had apparently been demanding suit of court every three weeks. William held the manor in 1271 though it was alleged in 1277 that Henry III had given his lands to Roger de Clifford because William had opposed the king in the war; it was also said that he had quitclaimed his rights to others by deed, but William replied that he had been in Roger de Somery's prison at the time so that the deed was invalid. In any case William held Handsworth as of Dudley castle at his death in 1279. According to different inquisitions he held it for ½ or ¼ fee, and for suit of court; in one of them the manor was said to have been held formerly of the manor of Birmingham, but recently of the lords of Dudley. William was hanged for felony and Handsworth was therefore forfeited to Roger de Somery.
From: 'Manors', A History of the County of Warwick: Volume 7: The City of Birmingham (1964), pp. 58-72. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=22962 Date accessed: 17 May 2013.
NOTE: I presume that Pain & Alice were parents of Osbert, as they were of the right time and in pretty much the same place.
Alice Heiress of HANDSWORTH b: ABT 1137 in Handsworth Manor, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England
- Osbert de PARLES , of Nechells b: ABT 1160 in Handsworth Manor, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England
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