Name: Ralph de la HAYE , of Layer de la Haye& Quendon 1
Birth: ABT 1185 in Layer de la Haye, Lexden, Essex, England
Death: BEF 30 JAN 1253/54 in Quendon, Saffron Walden, Essex, England 1
The following is Ralph's IPM:
301. Ralph de la Haye alias de Haya.
ESSEX: Writ and mandate &c. with transcript of writ, 30 Jan. 38 Hen. III.
->Quendene town, 200a. arable, 52s. works, 2a. meadow, and profits of wood, held of Sir Warin de Munkanesey by service of 1 knight's fee.
->Legra de le Haye town, 120a. arable, 10a. wood, 2a. meadow, and 1 (?) mark rent, held of the king in chief of the honour of Boulogne, and suit of court is due therefrom; 140a. arable, 7a. meadow, 20a. wood, 29s. 8d. rent, &c, held of Sir Henry de Esex by 1 knight's fee; and 60a. arable, 3a. meadow, and 6s. rent held of the fee of the earl of Ferreres by ¼ knight's fee.
->Rettendun town, 200a. , 6s. (?) rent, &c. held of the bishop of Ely by service of ½ knight's fee.
William, son of Sir William de Munchenesi alias Munkanesey, aged 24, is his heir.
SUSSEX: Writs, 22 and 28 June. Inq. 2 July, 38 Hen. III.
->Torringg', 10l. 16s. 1½d. held by the courtesy of England of the inheritance of Eustacia his first wife of the earl of Winchester for 1 knight's fee, doing 6s. to guard at the castle of Pevenesel, and half Hetun' (sic).
Philip de Nevile, knight, aged 40 and more, is the heir of the said Eustacia, to whom the manor ought to revert.
NORTHAMPTON: Writ, 15 July. Inq. Thursday before St. Margaret, 38 Hen. III.
->Brampton and Haudeneby manors held by the courtesy of England of the inheritance of Eustacia his wife.
['Inquisitions Post Mortem, Henry III, File 15', Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem, Volume 1: Henry III (1904), pp. 74-80. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk]
In the same year and same file, there was another Ralph de la Haye of Burwell who died. This confused many people on SGM, as they thought that the Ralph of Burwell m. Eustache Trian, but it was obviously the Ralph of Layer & Quendon (as shown above) It is possible that the 2 Ralphs were the same man (apparently both m. a Eustacia), but to me it seems unlikely as the Ralph of Burwell had an heir (probably his son) John de la Haye, aged 30 in 1254, whereas the Ralph of Layer who m. Eustache, widow of Robert de Neville, had no direct heir. Plus the Ralph of Burwell's IPM was the Wednesday after St. Peter (the feast of St. Peter is celebrated on June 29th), which is 5 months after the writs associated with Ralph of Layer's IPM were issued. I now think that it was Eustache de Neville, daughter of Eustache Trian & Robert de Neville, who m. the other Ralph de la Haye of Burwell.
Eustache TRIAN , heir of Oxenton b: ABT 1188 in Oxenton, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England
in 2nd husband 1st wife
- Title: Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem, Volume 1: Henry III (1904), pp. 74-80. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk