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Bartholomew de Badlesmere
(Abt 1196-1248)
Ralph FitzBernard of Kingsdown & Tong
(Abt 1198-Bef 1238)
Joan de Aguillon
(Abt 1208-After 1258)
Guncelin de Badlesmere Justiciar of Chester
(Abt 1240-Bef 1301)
Joan FitzBernard
(Bef 1238-1310)
Bartholomew de Badlesmere 1st Baron de Badlesmere
(Abt 1275-1322)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Margaret de Clare

Bartholomew de Badlesmere 1st Baron de Badlesmere 1 2

  • Born: Abt 1275 3 4
  • Marriage (1): Margaret de Clare before 16 Jul 1306
  • Died: 14 Apr 1322, Blean, Canterbury, Kent, CT2, GB aged about 47 4
  • BuriedMale: St. Leonard's Church, Dayton Road, Badlesmere, Faversham, Kent, ME13 0NL, GB

   Cause of his death was Hung, drawn and quartered.

  General Notes:

BARTHOLOMEW de Badlesmere of Badlesmere & Chilham Castle, Kent (-1322). He was summoned to Parliament in 1309 whereby he is deemed to have become Lord Badlesmere.

m (before 30 Jun 1308) as her second husband, MARGARET de Clare, widow of GILBERT de Umfraville, daughter of THOMAS de Clare Lord of Thomond, Connaught & his wife Juliana FitzMaurice (-late 1333). Inquisitions made after a writ dated 10 Apr "14 Edw II", after the death of "Thomas son of Richard de Clare", name "Margaret the wife of Bartholomew de Badelesmere and Maud the wife of Robert de Welle, aunts of the said Thomas and sisters of the said Richard are his next heirs and aged 30 or more". King Edward III ordered the restoration of her lands to "Margaretæ quæ fuit uxor Bartholomæi de Badelesmere" by charter dated 22 Feb 1327.

Bartholomew & his wife had five children: Margery, Matilda, Elizabeth, Giles and Margaret.

[FMG/Medieval Lands]

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Bartholomew de Badlesmere, age 26 in 1301, hanged 14 Apr 1322.

[Magna Charta Sureties]

Joined rebellion of Thomas, Earl of Lancaster-thus his execution.

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Sir Bartholomew Badlesmere rose from provincial obscurity to national prominence and then abruptly fell; a graphic illustration of the uncertainty of Edward II's England. He was born about 1275 into a gentry family from Badlesmere in Kent. His father rose to be Justice of Chester in the service of Prince Edward and died in 1301, by when Bartholomew had also made his mark. He served in Gascony in 1294, in Flanders in 1297, when he became one of Edward I's household knights, and in Scotland in 1303-4. Almost alone among Edward's household knights, he was elected to parliament, sitting at the Carlisle Parliament of 1307: perhaps evidence of unusual political ambitions. Badlesmere was appointed constable of Bristol in 1307, was granted Chilham castle -- henceforth his principal seat -- in 1309, and from then on he attended parliament as a baron. One factor here may be his wife's lands as widowed Countess of Angus and heiress in her own right; another may be the patronage of the Earl of Gloucester, whose principal retainer he was, and whom he assisted as keeper of the realm in 1311.

Certainly on Gloucester's death at Bannockburn in 1314 Badlesmere became more prominent in royal service. He was closely associated with the Earl of Pembroke. Thus in 1315 he accompanied Pembroke on his defence of the north; in 1316 Pembroke helped him bring the recalcitrant citizens of Bristol to heel; and in 1317 both went on embassy to Avignon. Late in 1317 it was with Badlesmere that Pembroke strove to restrain the irresponsibility of Roger Damory and with whose assistance in council Pembroke hoped to guide the king more sensibly. The royal grants accompanying Badlesmere's rise culminated in his appointment in 1318 as steward of the royal household, an office of first-rate political importance offering intimate contact with the king. In 1316 the king retained him for life for £400 in peace and 5,000 marks (£3,333) in war, when he was to serve with 100 men-at-arms, and in 1317 added 1,000 marks for his counsel: high valuations indeed for his service. Another sign of his rise are the marriage of his daughter to the heir of the marcher lord Roger Mortimer of Wigmore, for which he paid £2,000.

It was therefore entirely logical that in 1321 Edward II should send Badlesmere to persuade the northerners not to join the marcher lords against the Despensers, but Badlesmere deserted and demonstrated his hatred of the Despensers by concocting the false charge of treason against them. His reasons for rebelling are not clear. Certainly the rise of the Despensers to favour with the king deprived Badlesmere of much of his influence and his marriage ties with the Mortimers may have made him sympathetic towards the marchers. However that may be, the desertion of the steward of his household, bound to him by intimate personal ties, made Edward II into his most vengeful enemy. That Badlesmere's Kentish lands were isolated from those of the other rebels offered Edward the means of revenge. It was probably a deliberate ploy to provoke a crisis that provoked him to send Queen Isabella to Badlesmere's Leeds castle and, when Lady Badlesmere predictably refused admission, Edward reacted to the affront by besieging the castle. Badlesmere's only hope was support from the marchers and northerners, but this Lancaster denied him. The reasons for Lancaster's hostility are not known. Opposed by the king and earl, Badlesmere was doomed and was duly executed on 14 April 1322.

[Who's Who in Late Medieval England, Michael Hicks, Shepheard-Walwyn, London, 1991]

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Bartholomew de Badlesmere, who in the lifetime of his father (22nd Edward I) [1294], received command to attend the king at Portsmouth, upon the 1st day of September, with horse and arms, to embark with him for Gascony, and, in the year that he succeeded to his paternal property, was in the wars of Scotland. He was afterwards in the retinue of Robert de Clifford in the Welsh wars, and in the 1st year of Edward I [1272], was appointed governor of the castle of Bristol. In two years afterwards, he was summoned to parliament as Badlesmere, and had a grant from the king, through the especial influence of Gilbert de Clare, Earl of Gloucester and Hertford, and Henry de Lacy, Earl of Lincoln, of the castle and manor of Chilham, in Kent, for his own and his wife's life, which castle had been possessed by Alexander de Baliol in right of his wife Isabel, and ought to have escheated to the crown upon the decease of the said Alexander by reason of the felony that John de Strabolgi, Earl of Atholl (Isabel's son and heir), who was hanged in the 5th of Edward II [1312], Lord Badlesmere was constituted governor of the castle of Leeds and obtained, at the same time, grants of divers extensive manors. In the next year but one, his lordship was deputed with Otto de Grandison and others, ambassador to the court of Rome, and the next year, upon the death of Robert de Clifford, he obtained a grant of the custody of the castle of Skipton in Yorkshire, whereof the said Robert died possessed, to hold during the minority of Roger de Clifford, his son and heir.

His lordship was further indebted to the crown for numerous charters for fairs and marts throughout his extensive manors; and he held the high office of steward of the household for a great number of years; but notwithstanding his thus basking in the sunshine of royal favour, his allegiance was not trustworthy, for joining the banner of Thomas, Earl of Lancaster, and other discontented nobles of that period, he went into Kent without the king's permission; where, being well received, he put himself at the head of some soldiers from his castle at Leeds and then proceeded to Canterbury with 19 knights, having linen jackets under their surcoats, all his esquires being in plate armour, and thus repaired to the shrine of St. Thomas, to the great amazement of the good citizens. While Lord Badlesmere remained at Canterbury, John de Crumwell and his wife sought his lordship's aid, and, pledging himself to afford it, he hastened to Oxford where the barons of his party had been then assembled. In the meantime the king being apprised of the baron's proceedings, despatched the queen to Leeds and, upon admission being denied to her, the castle was regularly invested by Adomere de Valence, Earl of Pembroke, and John de Britannia, Earl of Richmond, to who it eventually surrendered, when Lord Badlesmere's wife, young son, and daughters, all falling into the hands of the besiegers, were sent prisoners to the Tower of London. The baron and his accomplices afterwards were pursued by Edmund, Earl of Kent, and John de Warren, Earl of Surrey, and being defeated and taken prisoners at the battle of Borough-Bridge, his lordship was hanged, drawn, and quartered at Canterbury, and his head set upon a pole at Burgate. At the time of the baron's execution, upwards of ninety lords, knights, and others concerned in the same insurrection suffered a similar fate in various parts of the kingdom. Margaret, his lordship's widow (one of the daus. and co-heiresses of Thomas, 3rd son of Thomas, 2nd son of Richard de Clare, Earl of Gloucester), continued prisoner in the Tower until, through the influence of William Lord Roos, of Hamlake, and others, she obtained her freedom, whereupon taking herself to the nunnery of Minoresses, without Aldgate, in the suburbs of London, she had 2s. a day for her maintenance to be paid by the sheriff of Essex; she subsequently, however, obtained a large proportion of the deceased lord's manors for her dowry. By this lady, Lord Badlesmere left issue. His lordship had been summoned to parliament from 26 October, 1309, to 5 August, 1320. His unhappy fate occurred in 1322.

[Sir Bernard Burke, Dormant, Abeyant, Forfeited, and Extinct Peerages, Burke's Peerage, Ltd., London, 1883, p. 19, Badlesmere, Barons Badlesmere] 5

  Death Notes:

After his execution, his head was displayed on the Burgh Gate of Canterbury.

  Events

• Inquisition: Post mortem, 13 Apr 1301. 3 38. JOCELIN (Guncelinus, Goscelinus) DE BADLESMERE.

Writ, 13 April, 29 Edw. I.

KENT. Inq. 30 April, 29 Edw. I.

Badelesmere. The manor (full extent given with names of tenants in gavelkind, most of whom give 15d. every twenty-two weeks in aid for the guard of the castle of Dover) held of the king in chief, as of the barony of Crevequer which is in the king's hand, by service of a knight's fee, rendering 6s. 8d. every twenty-two weeks for the guard of the castle of Dover, and doing suit at the king's court of Leedes every three weeks; and 60a. arable adjacent to the said manor, held of the abbot &c. of Faversham by service of 3s. 4d. yearly.

Donewelleshethe. Tenants rendering 3s. 6d. (extent given with names of tenants) pertaining to the manor aforesaid, held of the manor of Ospringe, by service of 16d. yearly.

Bartholomew his son, aged 26, is his next heir.

C. Edw. I. File 101. (3.)

• Title: 1st Lord Badlesmere (26 Oct 1309- ); Steward of the king's houshold; Ambassador to France, Savoy and the Pope.

• Inquisition: Writ of certiorari, 26 Mar 1327. 6 104. BARTHOLOMEW DE BADELESMERE.

Petition of Margaret, late the wife of Sir Bartholomew de Badelesmere, to the king and council, that she may, by the goodwill of the king and queen, enter upon and enjoy her castle of Ledes, as her rightful acquisition with her lord, in exchange for the manor of Adderle; and, if it please not the king and queen that she should have the castle of Ledes, that they give order that she may have again the said manor of Adderle, with the advowson of the church thereto belonging. (French, undated.)

Endorsed:- "It seems to the council that she ought to have the one or the other; and, because the castle of Ledes is in the hand of the queen, she must be consulted (il fait a parler a la Roigne). Later, on the 27th day of February, Sir William de Clynton announced that the will of the queen is that the said Margaret should have the manor of Adderle; and, to that end, let this petition be delivered into the chancery, and let her have her charter." (French.)

Writ of certiorari, on the petition of the said Margaret, to enquire whether she was jointly enfeoffed with her said husband of the manor of Addredele, or not, 26 March, 1 Edw. III.

SALOP. Inq. 18 April, 1 Edward III.

Aderdeleye. Margaret, late the wife of Bartholomew de Badlesmere, deceased, was enfeoffed jointly with her said husband and his heirs of the said manor and the advowson of the church there, by William de Monteforti, knight, in 5 Edward II.; and they continued their seisin for three years, until the said Bartholomew gave the manor and advowson to King Edward II., in exchange for the castle of Ledes, co. Kent. The aforesaid manor is held of the king in chief, by service of half a knight's fee.

Writ, 20 December, 1 Edward III.

KENT. Inq. made at Canterbury, 14 February, 1 (sic) Edward III.

La Wodegate in Scheldwych. A messuage, 250a. land, and 10a. wood, held of the abbot of Faversham by service of 10s. yearly rent.

Rode in Sellynge. A messuage and 90a. land, held of the abbot of St. Augustine's, Canterbury, by service of 4s. 4d. yearly rent.

No heir specified.

KENT. Inq. made at Middelton, 16 January, 1 Edward III.

Ledes. The castle and manor, held of the king as of the honour of Crevquer, by service of a knight's fee.

Bokynggefolde. The manor, held by the king's grant, of the king as of the honour aforesaid, by service of a knight's fee.

Giles his son, aged 14 years and more, is his next heir.

KENT. Inq. taken at Erhyde, 19 January, 1 Edward III.

Lesnes. The manor held, jointly with Margaret his wife and the heirs of the said Bartholomew, of the king in chief, by service of a knight's fee.

Westgrenewich, Retherhide, and Camerwell. A messuage, land, and rent (extent given), held, jointly as above, of the heirs of Geoffrey de Say, by service of 10s. yearly at the manor of Westgrenewich.

Heir as above.

KENT. Inq. made at Middletone, 16 January, 1 Edward III. Tonge. The manor with the advowson of the church, held of the heirs of John de St. John, by service of a knight's fee, and rendering 20s. every twenty-four weeks for the ward of the castle of Dover; and 67a. land held of the queen of England, by service of rendering 13s. 4d. yearly at Michaelmas at the said queen's court of Milton. Heir as above.

KENT. Inq. made at Canterbury, 15 January, 1 Edward III.

Badelesmere. The manor with the advowson of the church, held of King Edward II., in chief, by service of rendering every twenty-four weeks yearly 6s. 8d. for the ward of the castle of Dover; many parcels of land, which were formerly extended as parcels of the said manor in the time of the said king, are in the hand of Margaret, late the wife of the said Bartholomew, because she was enfeoffed jointly with him in the same; and 40a. land called 'Coteslonde,' were held by the said Bartholomew of the king in chief, by service of rendering every twenty weeks yearly 2s. 4d. for the ward of the castle of Dover.

Sheldwyche. A messuage, 3a. land, 2a. wood and 4s. rent, held of the abbot of Fevresham, by service of 30s. yearly.

Le Bleen. A messuage, land and rent, held of the queen of England, by service of 13s. 4d. yearly at her manor of Osprynge, and further, by rendering to the heirs of Richard de Rokesle, lord of Westwode, 2s., 11 hens and a cock yearly, at Christmas, at his said manor of Westwode, and by rendering to Margaret de Badelesmere 18 3/4d., 2 hens and a moiety of a hen, yearly at Christmas, at the manor of Whitstaple, and to Robert de Bleen 6d. yearly.

Sheldwyche and Sellyngge or Shellynge, viz.- in a field called Malemeynesfelde. A toft, 150a. land and a wind-mill, held jointly with Margaret his wife and the heirs of the said Bartholomew, of the abbot of Fevresham, by service of 20s. yearly at the said abbot's manor of Fevresham, and also of rendering to the heirs of Richard de Rokesle 10s. yearly; and 10a. land and 5s. yearly rent held jointly as above of the abbot of Fevresham, by service of 6d. yearly to the aforesaid abbot and convent.

Badelesmere. 2a. land and a rood of wood in the park there, held jointly as above of the king in chief, as of the castle of Dover, by service of 1/4d. yearly, to be paid at the said castle at Michaelmas.

Trulegh, Osprynge, and Westwelle. A messuage, 150a. land, 18a. wood, 40s. rent, and also a rent of 6qr. barley, 36 hens, and 120 eggs, held jointly as above of the Roman Church, by service of 18d. Rome-scot yearly.

Cheleham. Land (extent given), and two water-mills called Abbodesmulle, held jointly with Margaret his wife, by divers purchases from several persons, of the king in chief, by rendering 6d. yearly at Michaelmas at the castle of Dover.

Chilham, Whitstapel, Kyngestone, and Hathfelde. The castle and manors and 70s. of yearly rent in Dover, held, by the grant of King Edward II., jointly with Margaret his wife, to them and the heirs of the said Bartholomew. The said castle and manor of Chilham, Whitstaple, Kyngeston, and Rydelyngwelde, are held of the king in chief, by service of rendering at the castle of Dover:- for the castle and manors of Chilham, Whitstaple, and Rydelyngewelde, and for the rent aforesaid, every twenty-four weeks yearly, 10s.; and, for the manor of Kyngestone, every twenty weeks, 5s. The manor of Hathfelde is held of the Archbishop of Canterbury by serjeanty, viz.'97by service of attending upon him with water to wash his hands, on the day of his enthronement at Canterbury; and he shall have the ewer and basin, and shall also be the chamberlain of the aforesaid Archbishop for the night, and shall have the Archbishop's couch for his fee.

Chetham. A messuage and a carucate of land called 'Snodhurst,' held of the king in chief, as of the honour of Kreuker, by service of a fourth part of a knight's fee.

Heir as above.

HERTFORD. Inq. 19 February, 2 Edward III.

Boclonde [or Buklond]. The manor, held of the honour of the castle of Tonge, by service of half a knight's fee.

Mardeleye. The manor, held, jointly with Margaret his wife, to them and the heirs of the said Bartholomew; whereof 20a. held of the abbot of Reddyngges, by service of 2s. yearly, 20a. of Henry Melksop, by service of 5s. yearly, and the residue of John Poleyng, by service of 20s. yearly.

Plesiz. The manor, held, jointly with Margaret his wife, to them and the heirs of the said Bartholomew, of Elizabeth de Burgo, as of the manor of Stondon, by service of half a knight's fee, and rendering yearly 20s. 6d. at the manor of Stondon.

Heir as above.

SUFFOLK. Inq. 11 February, 2 Edward III.

Barewe. The manor with the advowson of the church, held, jointly with Margaret his wife, to them and the heirs of the said Bartholomew, of the earl of Norfolk, by service of two knights' fees.

Brendebradefeld. The manor, similarly held jointly with the said Margaret; whereof 40a. held of John de Whelnetham, by service of 3s. 4 1/2d. and 1lb. of cummin yearly, and the residue of the abbot of St. Edmunds, by service of rendering 18d. at the end of every twenty weeks.

Heir as above.

ESSEX. Inq. 13 February, 2 Edward III.

Little Stanbrigge. The manor with the advowson of the church, held, jointly with Margaret his wife, to them and the heirs of the said Bartholomew; whereof the capital messuage with a curtilage and garden, 280a. arable, 4a. pasture, 6a. wood, and the advowson of the church, held of the earl of Ulster, as of the manor of North Fanbrigge, by service of 1d. yearly, which is called 'Warde pany'; 140a. arable, 9a. meadow, and 6a. pasture, held of Robert son of Walter de Wodeham, by service of a third part of a knight's fee, and paying 12d. hidage yearly at the hundred of Rocheford; 120a. pasture and marsh held of the heir of John Coleman, by service of 53s. 4d. yearly; and 10a. wood held of John Doget, by service of 2s. 9d. yearly.

Chyngford. The manor with the advowson of the church, held, jointly as above, of the king in chief in socage, by service of 1d. yearly.

Thaxstede. The manor, held, jointly with Margaret his wife, for the life of either, of the king in chief, service unknown.

Lacheleye. The manor with the advowson of the chapel, held to him and his heirs; whereof 40a. land held of the king in chief, as of the honour of Boulogne, by service of 10s. yearly; and the capital messuage, with curtilage and garden, 380a. arable, 18a. meadow, 24a. pasture, and 10a. wood, held of Elizabeth de Burgo, lady of Clare, in socage, by service of 1d. yearly.

Stebbynge. 100a. land, held of Henry de Ferers, by service of 8s. and 1lb. of pepper yearly, payable at the said Henry's manor of Stebbynge; and 8a. land held of Nicholas son of John, by service of 12d. yearly.

Berdefeld. 18a. land in, held of Elizabeth de Burgo, by service of 18d. yearly.

Dunmawe and Lyndesele. 20a. land and 20a. wood, held of Jacomina de Merk, by service of 2s. 6d. and a pair of gilt spurs, payable yearly at her manor of Lyndesele.

Heir as above.

SALOP. Inq. 14 July, 2 Edward III. Ideshale. The manor, held of the late King Edward II. by the gift and enfeoffment of William de Monte Forti, knight, by service of a knight's fee. Heir as above, aged 15 years at the feast of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist last.

BUCKS. Inq. 16 August, 2 Edward III.

Hameldene. The manor held, jointly with Margaret his wife, of the king in chief, by the enfeoffment of Gilbert de Clare, late earl of Gloucester, to them and the heirs of the said Bartholomew, by service of a knight's fee.

Thurefeld. 80a. land and 30a. wood held, jointly with Margaret his wife, to them and the heirs of the said Bartholomew, of Eustace de Morteyn, by service of suit at the said Eustace's court of Thurefelde every three weeks.

Heir as above, aged 15 years and more.

BEDFORD. Inq. 12 August, 2 Edward III. Sonyngdon. The manor held, jointly with Margaret his wife, of the Earl Marshal, by the enfeoffment of Gilbert de Clare, late earl of Gloucester, to them and the heirs of the said Bartholomew, by service of a pair of gilt spurs yearly. The said Bartholomew had no knights' fees or advowsons of churches pertaining to the said manor. Heir as above.

Writ of certiorari de feodis &c. 22 December, 1 Edward III.

KENT. Inq. 16 January, 1 Edward III. (defective.)

Knights' fees, held of the said Bartholomew, as of the manor of Badlesmere:-

Riple. A knight's fee, held by Juliana de Leyburne.

Herteye. Two parts of half a knight's fee, held by the heirs of Richard de Rokesle.

Horton and Beauwesfelde. Half a knight's fee, held by the heirs of John de Northwode.

Lamberdenn [or Lamberdonn]. A third part of a quarter of a knight's fee, held by the heirs of Bertram de Wylmynton.

Elvynton. A quarter of a knight's fee, held by Eudo de Shillynghelde.

Knights' fees, held of the said Bartholomew and Margaret his wife and the heirs of the said Bartholomew, as of the manor of Chilham:-

Chilham. A knight's fee, held by Thomas de Enesynge; a thirtieth part of a knight's fee, held by John le Somenor and his parceners; a knight's fee, held by John de Esture; a knight's fee, held by Maud de Hurst; and half a knight's fee, held by Eudo de Shillyngehelde.

Wytherlinge. A knight's fee, held by Thomas Dod and his parceners.

Eslynge. A knight's fee, held by Geoffrey Dyve; a knight's fee and a half held by the heirs of Juliana de Leybourne; and a knight's fee, held by Laurence de Huntyngfeld.

Ludenham. A knight's fee, held by the heirs of Hamo de Beracre.

Knights' fees, held of the said Bartholomew and Margaret his wife and the heirs of the said Bartholomew, as of the manor of Kyngeston:-

Maytone. A quarter of a knight's fee, held by the heirs of Stephen Manekyn.

Tapynton. Half a knight's fee, held by Henry de Tapynton.

Hugham. Half a knight's fee, held by Richard de Say; and a knight's fee, held by the heirs of Robert de Hugham.

Hurst. A quarter of a knight's fee, held by John de Hurst.

Wodlynge. A quarter of a knight's fee, held by the heirs of Henry de Sandwico.

Knights' fees, held of the said Bartholomew, as of the manor of Tonge:-

Stonpete. A quarter of a knight's fee, held by the heirs of Alexander de Scovynton.

Bykenor. Half a knight's fee, held by the heirs of Juliana de Leyburn.

Hamme. Half a knight's fee, held by Richard Fiz Bernard.

Boclonde. Half a knight's fee, held by the heirs of Henry de Boclonde [or de Buklond].

Bykenor. Half a knight's fee, held by the heirs of John de Bykenor.

Bade [lesmere], Tonge, and Old Romenal. The advowsons of these churches belonged to the said Bartholomew and his heirs.

………, …… ., Rydelyngwelde, Hathfelde, and Charletone in Dover. The advowsons of these churches and of the chapel of …… . were held jointly by the said Bartholomew and Margaret to them and the heirs of the said Bartholomew.

HERTFORD. Inq. 19 February, 2 Edward III. North Mimmes. The advowson of the church, held jointly with Margaret his wife, to them and the heirs of the said Bartholomew. He had no knights' fees in the county on the day he died.

ESSEX. Inq. 13 February, 2 Edward III.

Little Stanbrigge. The advowson of the church, held, jointly with Margaret his wife, of the earl of Ulster, to them and the heirs of the said Bartholomew.

Chyngeford. The advowson of the church, held jointly with Margaret his wife, of the king in chief in socage, to them and the heirs of the said Bartholomew.

Lacheleye. The advowson of the chapel, held by the said Bartholomew of Elizabeth de Burgo, lady of Clare, to him and his heirs.

He had no knights' fees pertaining to his manors of Little Stanbrigge, Chyngeford, and Lacheleye, on the day he died.

SUFFOLK. Inq. 11 February, 2 Edward III.

Folbourne. Half a knight's fee, held by John de Shardelowe, of the said Sir Bartholomew and Margaret and the heirs of the said Bartholomew, as of his manor of Barrewe.

Barewe. The advowson of the church pertained to the said Bartholomew and Margaret his wife and the heirs of the said Bartholomew.

SALOP. Inq. 14 July, 2 Edward III.

Hemme and Hinynton. The hamlets held by Roger Corbet of Cauus and Amice his wife, of the dower of the said Amice, of the inheritance of Robert Corbet of Morton, of Bartholomew de Badlesmere and Margaret his wife, by service of half a knight's fee.

Grenhul. The hamlet held by Richard de Grenhul of the said Bartholomew and Margaret, by service of half a knight's fee.

Le Wodehouus. A messuage and a virgate of land, held by Ralph le Bret of the said Bartholomew and Margaret, by service of a fiftieth part of a knight's fee.

Ideshale. The advowson of the church held by the said Bartholomew.

Writ of amotus, 22 October, 2 Edward III.

WILTS. Inq. 26 December, 2 Edward III.

Castelcombe. The manor (extent given), including an enclosed park, held of King Edward II. in chief, by service of a knight's fee.

Heghtredbury. A messuage, a carucate of land, and 20s. 6d. rent, held of the heirs of the earl of Gloucester, by service of half a knight's fee.

Cnouk and Orcheston. Two messuages, a carucate of land, and 20s. 2d. rent in Cnouk, and certain tenements in Orcheston, held of the heirs of the earl of Gloucester, by service of a quarter of a knight's fee.

Hurdecote. A messuage, a carucate of land, and 6s. rent, held of King Edward II. in chief, by service of a quarter of a knight's fee.

Heir as above, aged 14 years.

SUSSEX. Inq. 27 December, 2 Edward III. Draiton. The reversion of the manor after the death of John Lestrange; which manor is held of the heirs of Roger de Someri, by service of half a knight's fee. Heir as above, aged 16 years.

SUSSEX. Inq. 23 December, 2 Edward III.

Estbourne. The manor, held, jointly with Margaret his wife and the heirs of the said Bartholomew, of King Edward II., by service of half a knight's fee; and a tenement, sometime of Henry de Lamport, held, jointly with Margaret his wife and the heirs of the said Bartholomew, of the abbot of Begeham, by service of 14s. 2d., payable yearly at the said abbot's manor of Friston.

Westdene. The reversion of the manor after the death of Sir Andrew de Medstede, held, jointly with Margaret his wife and the heirs of the said Bartholomew, of the heirs of Philip de Nevile, by service of a knight's fee.

Eghynton. The reversion of the manor, held by the said Bartholomew of Isabella, queen of England, as of the honour of Laigle, by service of a sixth part of a knight's fee.

Heir as above, aged 14 years and more.

SUSSEX. Inq. taken at Bourne, 23 December, 2 Edward III. The jurors are entirely ignorant at present of the knights' fees and advowsons of churches that were of Bartholomew de Badlesmere in the county.

SUSSEX. Inq. taken at Cycestre, 27 December, 2 Edward III. The jurors say as above.

WILTS. Inq. 8 February, 3 Edward III.

Castelcombe. The manor (extent given), including an enclosed park, held of King Edward II. in chief, by service of half a knight's fee. The said manor is charged to Robert de Monteforti, clerk, for a robe, viz.- of half a cloth suitable for a clerk, with a fur of good 'stradlyng,' and a good fur of squirrel, and a hood of miniver, to be received yearly for his life.

Hurdecote. A messuage, a carucate of land, and 26s. rent, held of King Edward II. in chief, by service of a quarter of a knight's fee.

Westheghtredeb[ury], or Westheghtrebury. The manors with the hundreds of Colerne and Steurte, held jointly with Margaret his wife, for their lives, of King Edward II. in chief, as of the barony of Castelcombe, by service of a fee and a half and a quarter of a knight's fee, with reversion to the said king and his heirs.

Knouk and Orchestone. The manors with a messuage, land, and rent in Istheghtredebury, held, jointly with Margaret his wife, for the term of their lives, of the heirs of the earl of Gloucester, by service of half a fee and a quarter of a knight's fee, with reversion to the right heirs of the said Bartholomew.

Heir as above, aged 15.

Writ of amotus, 22 October, 2 Edward III. SALOP. Inq. 15 January, 2 Edward III. Adredeleye. The manor, held of King Edward II. in chief, by service of half a knight's fee.

Ideshale. The manor, held of King Edward II. in chief, by service of half a knight's fee.

Heir as above, aged 14 years at the feast of SS. Philip and James last.

NORTHAMPTON. Inq. 21 February, 3 Edward III. Loudington. The advowson of the church, held jointly with Margaret his wife, to them and the heirs of the said Bartholomew, pertaining to the manor of Rydelyngewolde, which is a member of the barony of Chillam. The said Bartholomew had no knights' fees in the county on the day he died.

WILTS. Inq. made at Colerne, 8 February, 3 Edward III.

Compton Basset. A knight's fee, held by the said Bartholomew of King Edward II. in chief; and a knight's fee, which Roger de Berle holds.

Smethecote. A knight's fee, which Richard Dauntesye holds.

Somerford. A knight's fee, which John Mautravers, the elder, holds.

Overwarston. A knight's fee, which the abbot of Teukesbury now holds.

Saltharpe. A knight's fee, which Lucy Bluet now holds.

Cotestouwe. A quarter of a knight's fee, which the abbot of Stanlegh holds.

Clyve. A knight's fee, which the heirs of Ralph Lovel hold.

Chatyndone. Half a knight's fee, which the abbot of Teukesbury holds.

Lusteshulle. Two parts of a knight's fee, which Richard de Colsulle [or de Colshull] holds.

Blontesdone. Half a knight's fee, which John As holds; and half a knight's fee, which James de Grundeswell holds.

Bathamwyly. Half a knight's fee, which William de Muleford holds.

Budestone. A quarter of a knight's fee, which Nicholas de Budestone holds.

Combrewell. A knight's fee, which Roger de Berle holds.

Broghton. Two knights' fees, which Margaret de Nevill holds.

Little Sherstone. A knight's fee, which Thomas Giffard holds.

Whelpele. Three parts of a knight's fee, which Philip le Engleis holds.

Muleford. A twentieth part of a knight's fee, which William de Muleford holds.

Castelcombe. The advowson of the church, held by the said Bartholomew of King Edward II.

Colerne. The advowson of the church, held by the said Bartholomew jointly with Margaret his wife, of King Edward II.

Extent or summary of the lands and tenements which were of Bartholomew de Badlesmere, deceased, who held of King Edward II. in chief, made by Simon de Bereford, late escheator of the king on this side Trent, and returned into the chancery, viz.- Certain lands &c. specified above, which were held by the said Bartholomew alone, in Kent, Essex, Hertford, Wilts and Salop, and also the following:-

SUSSEX. Laghton. The manor with the hundred of Shepelake.

OXFORD. Fynmere. The manor.

GLOUCESTER. Oxindon. The manor.

BUCKINGHAM. Preston and Couele. The manors.

Also the following, which have been struck through with the pen:-

KENT. Tonge. The manor, and 67a. land.

HERTFORD. Lenhales. The castle and manor.

Extent or summary of knights' fees specified above in Kent, Wilts and Salop, which the said Bartholomew held of King Edward II. in chief, and of advowsons of churches specified above which were of the said Bartholomew in Kent, Wilts, Essex and Salop, with the variations there given in square brackets, and also the following advowson (much defaced). Salop. Aderdele. The advowson of the church.

C. Edw. III. File 9. (10.)

• Inquisition: Post mortem, 10 Aug 1330. 7 308. BARTHOLOMEW DE BADLESMERE.

Writ to enquire what lands &c. the said Bartholomew held in Etton, Makeseye, and Helpeston, co. Northampton, and elsewhere, of which no mention was made in the inquisitions taken at his death, 10 August, 4 Edward III.

NORTHAMPTON. Inq. Thursday after the Decollation of St. John the Baptist, 4 Edward III. Etton. The manor and the advowson of the church, held of the abbot of Peterborough, service unknown.

Writ to the escheator, reciting the above writ and inquisition, whereupon the king had commanded the said manor to be delivered to Henry, bishop of Lincoln, to whom he had committed the wardship, until the lawful age of Giles son and heir of the said Bartholomew; and now Hugh de Northburgh and Hugh his son by petition in parliament have shown, that they have for a long time held the manor and advowson of Etton, that the said Bartholomew was not seised thereof on the day he died, and that the said inquisition was made by Hugh de Longedon by jurors of the hundreds of Corby and Wylebrok, maliciously suborned, and remote from Etton, without warning the said Hugh and Hugh, by virtue whereof Hugh de Longdon, as is said, verbally took the manor into the king's hand; whereof the king commands him to make further inquisition in the presence of the said Hugh and Hugh, 13 December, 4 Edward III.

NORTHAMPTON. Inq. 6 January, 4 Edward III. The said Bartholomew was not seised of the manor and advowson of Etton at his death, or when his lands &c. were seized into the hand of King Edward II, as forfeited; and they are held of the abbot of Peterborough by knight's service. One Peter Russel, for a long time before and after the said Bartholomew's death, was seised of the said manor and advowson, of the gift and enfeoffment of John Russel his brother in fee, to him and his heirs; and afterwards he enfeoffed Sir Nicholas de Sancto Marco of the same to him and his heirs, in fee, and re-accepted the same of the grant of the said Sir Nicholas for life, and the said Nicholas granted the reversion thereof, by fine levied in the king's court, to Hugh de Northburgh and Hugh his son, to whom the said Peter attorned, and afterwards released to them all his right in the premises, and they now hold the said manor and advowson. Writ to enquire whether the said Bartholomew held the manor of Laghton and hundred of Sheplake and other lands in Sussex, of which no mention is made in previous inquisitions, 16 December, 4 Edward III.

SUSSEX. Inq. 24 December, 4 Edward III. Laghton. The manor with the hundred of Shepelake was held by John de Ulvedale for life of the late King Edward II, as of the honour of Laigle by knight's service, and the said king granted the reversion to Sir Bartholomew de Badlesmere and his heirs by charter; which John attorned to the said Sir Bartholomew and died on 10 February, 15 Edward II, after whose death the said Sir Bartholomew entered upon the premises and continued his seisin until the said king took them into his hand through the forfeiture of the said Bartholomew, because he was of the faction (querela) of Thomas then earl of Lancaster. Eghynton and Draiton. The reversion of the manors was held by the said Bartholomew.

Writ of certiorari on the petition of Margaret late the wife of the said Bartholomew for her dower out of the castle and manor of Lenehales, co. Hereford, and the manors of Oxendon, co. Gloucester, Finmere, co. Oxford, and Preston and Cuuele, co. Buckingham, which the said Bartholomew after their marriage granted to William Tuchet and the heirs of his body, with reversion to the said Bartholomew and his heirs, and which by the death of the said William without such heirs, and the minority of the heir of the said Bartholomew were taken into the late king's hand, 18 January, 4 Edward III.

GLOUCESTER. Inq. 24 January, 4 Edward III. Oxindon. The said Bartholomew was seised of the manor after his marriage with the said Margaret in 5 Edward II, which manor is held of the heirs of the earl of Gloucester, as of the manor of Teokesbury, by service of a knight's fee; and afterwards he enfeoffed William Tochet of the same, by fine levied before the justices of the bench in the same year, to hold to him and the heirs of his body, with reversion to the said Bartholomew and his heirs; which William afterwards died without such heirs, and the said manor has reverted to Giles de Badelesmere, son and heir of the said Bartholomew, who is in the king's wardship by reason of his minority.

OXFORD. Inq. 22 January, 4 Edward III. Fynemere. Bartholomew de Badlesmere, knight, was seised of the manor after his marriage as above, which is held of the heirs of the earl of Gloucester by service of half a knight's fee, and thereof he enfeoffed William Tochet, knight, by fine levied in the king's court in 5 Edward II, to hold to him and the heirs of his body with reversion to the said Bartholomew and his heirs; which William died without such heirs and the said manor has reverted to Giles, son and heir of the said Bartholomew, who is a minor and in the king's wardship.

BUCKINGHAM. Inq. 24 January, 4 Edward III. Preston and Couele. The said Bartholomew was seised of the manors, which are held of the king in chief by knight's service, after his marriage as above, and thereof enfeoffed the said William Tochet as above: they have now reverted to the said Giles as above.

HEREFORD. Inq. 24 January, 4 Edward III. Leenhales. The said Bartholomew was seised of the castle and manor, which are held of the king by knight's service by reason of the lands which were of Roger de Mortuo Mari now in the king's hand, after his marriage as above, and thereof enfeoffed the said William Tuchet, knight, as above, after whose death William Deveroys, knight, immediately after the present king and Lady Isabella his mother last landed in England, entered the said castle and manor by force and continued his seisin by the maintenance of the said Roger, and still continues claiming right and fee therein, but by what right the jury know not. Giles, son of Bartholomew de Badelesmere, is his next heir.

C. Edw. III. File 25. (8.)

• Inquisition: Writ ad melius inquirendum, 21 Feb 1331. 8 399. BARTHOLOMEW DE BADELESMERE.

Writ ad melius inquirendum, the king understanding that certain lands were held by the said Bartholomew in gavelkind, of which no mention is made in the inquisitions made on his death, 21 February, 5 Edward III.

KENT. Inq. Thursday after St. Gregory, 5 Edward III. The underwritten lands were held in gavelkind, viz.-

Badelesmere. 30a. land, in a field called Northfield, held of the abbot of Faveresham, with divers other tenements, underwritten, by service of 4l. yearly, which service the said abbot released to the said Bartholomew for the lives of himself and Margaret his wife; and 9 1/2a. land, of the said Bartholomew's profer fee.

Scheldich. Certain tenements called Wodegate, viz.- A toft and 83a. arable, held of the said abbot by the said services; certain tenements called Malemayneslond, viz.- 115a. land, and a windmill, held of the said abbot by the service aforesaid; 35a. land held of Thomas de Ponyngge and Joan his wife, as of the said Joan's right, by service of 12s. and two hens yearly; and 33a. land, held of the prior of Puckeleshale by service of 4s. and four hens yearly.

Chilham. 23a. land held of the castle of Chilham by service of 2s. 6d. yearly.

Sellyngge by le Bleen. Certain tenements called 'la Rode,' viz.- 78a. land and 2a. wood, held of the aforesaid abbot by the service aforesaid.

Bleen. Certain tenements called 'la Denne,' viz.- 82a. heath and pasture, held of the king as of the manor of Ospreng by service of 13s. 4d. yearly; and charged with yearly rents of 18 3/4d. and two hens and a half to be rendered at the manor of Whitstaple, 2s. and eleven hens at the manor of Westwode, which is of Sir Thomas de Ponyngge, and 6d. yearly to Robert Bleen.

Wyldirton. The manor, viz.- 145a. land, 15a. wood and 40s. rent, held of the abbot of St. Augustine's, Canterbury, by service of 9d. yearly, and two attendances at the said abbot's court at Canterbury next after Michaelmas and Easter, and rendering yearly to William de Clynton 3s., a cock, three hens, and 50 eggs, to the prior of Ledes 2s. yearly, to the prior of Christchurch, Canterbury, 2s. yearly, and to Robert le Hert and his parceners 7d. yearly.

Giles, his son, aged 16 years and more, is his next heir of the aforesaid lands and tenements, and of others which are held in gavelkind in the county.

KENT. Inq. 14 April, 5 Edward III. The underwritten lands, &c., were held in gavelkind, viz.-

Bokyngfolde. 15a. land in a field called Helfeld, held of the king, doing one suit at the hundred of Twyford every three weeks; 5a. land at 'la Sno[de?],' held of Geoffrey de Say by service of 20d. yearly; 10a. of high wood at 'la Snode,' and 105a. of high wood at Sarynden, held of the said Geoffrey by the said services; the plot of a mill now destroyed held of the same Geoffrey; 11 1/2a. land and 4a. of high wood in Quenefeld, Stablcroft, and Elret, held of John de Badeselle by service of 22 1/2d. yearly; 22a. pasture at Somerlese, held of the heir of [William?] de Detlyngg, by service of an arrow, price 1d.; 44a. pasture at Petland (?). . ghered, and Berdespich, held of William de Grofherst by service of 2d. yearly; 2a. pasture at Castelcroft, held of Richard Colle by service of 1d. yearly; 53a. pasture in the park of Bokyngfold in places called Lavynelond and Cofpedehous, held of William de Grofhurst by service of 2s. 2 1/2d. yearly; 16a. land in the same park at Roughemed, held of the prior of Christ Church, Canterbury, by service of 16d. yearly; 20a. pasture in the same park at Bakerslond, held of John de Mereworth by service of 9d. yearly; 7s. rent of assize, eight hens and two cocks at Christmas, from lands, &c., at … . . herst, whereof 3s. yearly are repaid to the heir of Richard de Rokeslee; and 35s. rent of assize at Michaelmas, and five hens at Christmas, held of Richard de Grey by service of 20s. 6d. yearly, and doing suit at the said Richard's court of Eillesford every three weeks.

Writ of certiorari, on the complaint of Margaret late the wife of the said Bartholomew that certain lands &c. in Sellyng and Sheldwych, whereof she was enfeoffed jointly with the said Bartholomew, had been taken into the king's hand, 12 May, 5 Edward III.

KENT. Inq. 22 May, 5 Edward III.

Sellinge. A messuage with the advowson of the church, 31a. arable, and 1a. wood in Chaunterelesfeld and Gerardesfeld, 4s. 3d. yearly rent, and a rent of four hens, a third and a sixth part of a cock and 32 1/3 eggs, were held by the said Bartholomew jointly with the said Margaret of the grant of Richard son of John de Sallynge; and 7 1/2a. land in Pelehamme in the same town, were similarly held of the gift of Bartholomew Springet.

Scheldewych. 25a. land, 5r. wood, and 7 1/2d. rent, were similarly held of the gift of William son of John Child ate Helde of Selling; and 11a. land in Westrete were similarly held of the gift of Robert Durant, chaplain.

Sellinge. A messuage, 16 1/2a. land, and 2 1/2a. wood, were similarly held of the gift of Thomas de Grobbyndan.

Sellinge by Faversham. 5a. land were similarly held of the gift of William son of Ranulph de Enesynge.

Sellinge. 2d. rent were held of the gift of John de Shotyndon.

Scheldewych. Two hens were similarly held of the gift of William Stokman of Scheldewych.

Sellynge. A messuage, 1 1/2a. land, 16d. rent, three hens and a sixth part of a hen, and 10 1/3 eggs rent, were similarly held of the gift of Ralph son of John de Sellinge.

The said Bartholomew and Margaret acquired the said tenements jointly from the said feoffors, to hold to them and the heirs of the said Bartholomew for ever, in the 4th, 11th, 12th, and 13th years of King Edward II, and jointly continued seisin all the life of the said Bartholomew until the said king seized the said tenements into his own hand because the said Bartholomew was of the faction of Thomas, earl of Lancaster.

The said tenements are held of the abbot of Faversham by service of 16s. yearly.

C. Edw. III. File 30. (9.)


Bartholomew married Margaret de Clare, daughter of Thomas de Clare Lord of Thomond, Governor of London and Juliane FitzMaurice, before 16 Jul 1306. (Margaret de Clare was born about 1282 and died in 1333 4 9.)


Sources


1 Frederick Lewis Weis, Walter Lee Sheppard, William Ryland Beall, <i>Magna Carta Sureties 1215: the Barons Named in the Magna Carta, 1215 and Some of their Descendants who Settled in America during the Early Colonial Years</i> (Genealogical Publishing Company, 1999), 2-6, 33-6, 36-6, 120-5.

2 George Edward Cokayne, "Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom" (Sutton Publishing Ltd., 2000), XII/2:441.

3 J E E S Sharp and A E Stamp, <i>Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem </i> (London: n.p., n.d.), 4 Edward I: 16-21.

4 Frederick Lewis Weis, Walter Lee Sheppard, William Ryland Beall, <i>Magna Carta Sureties 1215: the Barons Named in the Magna Carta, 1215 and Some of their Descendants who Settled in America during the Early Colonial Years</i> (Genealogical Publishing Company, 1999), 33-6.

5 Charles Cawley, <i>Medieval Lands</i>.

6 J E E S Sharp and A E Stamp, <i>Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem </i> (London: n.p., n.d.), 7 Edward III: 84-97.

7 J E E S Sharp and A E Stamp, <i>Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem </i> (London: n.p., n.d.), 7 Edward III: 235-244.

8 J E E S Sharp and A E Stamp, <i>Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem </i> (London: n.p., n.d.), 7 Edward III: 287-301.

9 George Edward Cokayne, "Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom" (Sutton Publishing Ltd., 2000), I:148-9.

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