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Wischard Ledet
(-Bef 1241)
Mary
Walter Ledet
(-Bef 1257)
Ermentrude
(-After 1257)
Alice Ledet
(Abt 1255-Bef 1317)

 

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1. William Latimer 1st Baron Latimer of Corby

Alice Ledet 1 3 4 6 7 8 9

  • Born: Abt 1255 7
  • Marriage (1): William Latimer 1st Baron Latimer of Corby 1 2 3 4 5 6
  • Died: Bef 8 Mar 1317 10

  General Notes:

Oct. 15. [1313] Westminster. To him who supplies the place of the treasurer and to the barons of the exchequer. Order to examine the rolls and memoranda of the exchequer concerning payments made to the king, his father and his grandfather, by those who held the manor of Corby after it was taken into the hands of Henry III. by virtue of his order, dated September 26, in the 25th year of his reign, to take into his hands all the lands that belonged to Wychard Ledet, he having afterwards, on October 25, in the same year, ordered the sheriff of Northampton to deliver the manor to Mary, late the wife of the said Wychard, upon her finding security for 10l. for the relief of Walter his son and heir, because it was found that the manor, which was taken into the king's hands on account of Wychard's death, was held of the king in socage; and afterwards, on February 8, in the 41st year of his reign, he restored the custody of the manor to Ermentrude, late the wife of the said Walter, then deceased, because it appeared that the manor was held of the king at fee-ferm and not by knight service, to hold during the minority of Walter's heir, and he ordered the queen of England to cause Ermentrude to have full seisin thereof; it being now shewn to the king by Alice, daughter and heiress of the said Walter, whom William le Latymer, lately deceased, married, that the treasurer and barons unduly charge her with 340l. 16s. 8½d. of the arrears of the yearly ferm of 100s. of the said manor from the aforesaid September 26, although all the goods and chattels of her husband were taken into the late king's hands for debts due to him and were delivered by the then treasurer and barons of the exchequer on mainprize to answer to the exchequer for the said debts. They are not to charge her for the time when the manor was in the hands of the king's grandfather or of others. 11

  Events

• Inquisition, Abt 1267. 7 916. Henry de Braybroc.

Writ (missing). Inq. (undated.)

The two daughters of Walter Ledet, aged 12 and 11, are his heirs.

[Northampton.] Coreby manor held in fee and inheritance and by the king's charter. It was the king's ancient demesne before he gave it to the said Henry and his heirs, who held it at fee farm for 10l. yearly. It is in the king's hands by occasion of Robert Peche, who was in the Isle of Ely with the disinherited, and had the wardship of the manor through his wife, sometime the wife of Walter Ledet, by whom she had two daughters who are heirs of the said manor. (See Rot. Fin. 25 Hen. III. m. 1.)

C. Hen. III. File 47. (9.)

• Manorial Estate, 1271, Potton Manor, Sutton, Sandy, Bedfordshire, SG19, GB. 9 The overlordship of POTTON MANOR, also called POTTON REGIS, the principal manor, passed to Isabel the second sister, wife of Robert Bruce. Their son, Robert Bruce the elder, was exercising the overlordship in 1284, (fn. 9) but with the forfeiture of Robert Bruce the younger, the overlordship passed into the king's hands. (fn. 10)

The earliest mention of sub-tenants of this manor has been found in 1214, where Wischard Ledet and Margery, his wife, were holding twelve virgates of land in Sutton, by the service of one-fourth of a knight's fee. (fn. 11) Christina, their daughter and heir, brought the manor as dower to her husband, Henry de Braybrook, who was holding it in 1227. (fn. 12)

In 1271 this manor became the property of her granddaughter, Alice, wife of William le Latimer, (fn. 13) and followed the same descent as Sutton manor (q.v.), until its lapse into the duchy of Lancaster, (fn. 14) and...

Footnotes:
9. Chan. Inq. p.m. 55 Hen. III, No. 59; Feud. Aids, i, 3.
10. Feud. Aids, i, 23; Chan. Inq. p.m. to Edw. III, No. 48.
11. Feet. of F. Beds. East. 15 John.
12. Rot. Lit. Claus. (Rec. Com.), 178; Cal. of Chart. R. i, 22.
13. Chan. Inq. p.m. 55 Hen. III, No. 59.
14. Hund. R. (Rec. Com.), 3; Plac. de Quo Warr. (Rec. Com.), 2, 77; Chan. Inq. p.m. 10 Edw. II, No. 48; 4 Ric. II, No. 35; 12 Ric. II, No. 40; 9 Hen. VI, No. 24; Feud. Aids, i, 3, 23; Cal. of Pat. 1313-17, p. 222; Duchy of Lanc. Misc. Bks. 21, fol. 173d.

• Manorial Estate, 1271-1317, Sutton Manor, Sutton, Sandy, Bedfordshire, SG19,GB. 8 In 1086 the Countess Judith had eight tenants under her whose holdings ranged from half a hide to two hides. (fn. 7) It is impossible to say to which of these holdings Sutton manor owes its origin, but it is probable that quite early, as often happened, the various portions became gradually concentrated in the hands of one person. Dugdale states that Robert Foliot (c. 1168) married the daughter and heiress of Richard de Reincourt, lord of Sutton in Bedfordshire, and that to him succeeded Richard Foliot his son, whose only child Margery married Wyschard Ledet about 1198, (fn. 8) and he held the manor in 1216. (fn. 9)

In 1222 his daughter Christina Ledet married Henry de Braybrooke, (fn. 10) who had already inherited from his father free tenements in Sutton. (fn. 11) Christina, who afterwards married Gerard de Furnival, (fn. 12) survived her second husband many years, and at her death, which occurred at some time previous to 1271, she left two granddaughters as co-heirs. (fn. 13) Of these Alice, who was married to William le Latimer, received Sutton manor as part of her share in Christina's estate. (fn. 14) In 1315 Alice le Latimer vested her right to the manor in John de Kinnardseye, who granted it back to her for life with remainder to Nicholas le Latimer and heirs of his body, and failing such to Thomas earl of Lancaster and his heirs. (fn. 15) Alice le Latimer died before 1317, in which year Nicholas acquired possession of Sutton manor, (fn. 16) which by 1327 had passed to William le Latimer, son of Alice. (fn. 17) His son William held Sutton at his death in 1336, (fn. 18) when the manor passed to his son, also William, who was under age at the time of his father's death. (fn. 19) He died in 1381 without male heirs, leaving a daughter Elizabeth, wife of John Neville of Raby, (fn. 20) who held this manor in right of his wife at the time of his death in 1389. (fn. 21)

Footnotes:
7. V.C.H. Beds. i, 259a.
8. Dugdale, Baronage, i, 679.
9. Rot. Lit. Claus. (Rec. Com.), i, 250.
10. Dugdale, Baronage, i, 728.
11. Abbrev. Plac. (Rec. Com.), 87.
12. Testa de Nevill (Rec. Com.), 243.
13. Chan. Inq. p.m. 55 Hen. III, No. 59.
14. Plac. de Quo War. (Rec. Com.), i, 77; Feud. Aids, i, 4.
15. Feet of F. Beds. 8 Edw. II, No. 11; Cal. of Pat. 1313\endash 17, p. 22.
16. Cal. of Close R. 1313\endash 18, p. 398.
17. G. E. C. Complete Peerage; Chan. Inq. p.m. 1 Edw. III, No. 46. Nicholas le Latimer was probably an elder son of Alice le Latimer, but in spite of the terms of the settlement by which the property, on failure of heirs of his body, was to fall to the duchy of Lancaster, Sutton remained some time longer in the Latimer family.
18. Ibid. 9 Edw. III, No. 51.
19. Feud. Aids, i, 22; Close R. 29 Edw. III, m. 1.
20. Chan. Inq. p.m. 4 Ric. II, No. 35. He is described as seised of lands and tenements in Sutton held of the honour of Huntingdon, and also the advowson of Sutton church, but his wife at her death in 1384 held the manor, worth £15 3s. 10d. (Chan. Inq. p.m. 7 Ric. II, No. 52).
21. Ibid. 12 Ric. II, No. 40.

• Inquisition: Post mortem, 8 Sep 1271. 12 781. Christiana Ledet, late the wife of Henry [Ledet].

Writ, 8 Sept. 55 Hen. III. Inq. Monday before St. Mark the Evangelist, 56 Hen. III. (defective).

[Wyscard their son was ?] the next heir of the said Henry and Christiana, and the said Wyscard begot a son named W(al ?) ... firstborn begot two daughters who are next heirs of the said Henry and Christiana Ledet ... and Christiana the younger, aged 15.

Bedford. Sutton and Potton manors, held of Sir Robert [de Brus]. The manor of Sutton was held of the predecessors of the said Robert de Brus, and one Wyscard Ledet held the said ... Robert de Braybroc, and he freed the manor of Sutton from Jewry and gave it to Henry his son and Christiana daughter of the said ... and it is defended for ½ knight's fee against the lords of the fee; and the manor of Potton is held of the same fee by ex(change) ... for Badewe and Toteham in co. Hertford (sic); and the said manors of Sutton and Potton are united ... Cadebury manor, held by the said Christiana in dower of the barony of Eton; and she was dowered by Wyscard her son.

C. Hen. III. File 40. (14.)

• Inquisition: Writ of plenius certiorari [complaint], 7 Oct 1280. 13 374. Christiana de Fornivall alias de Furnivall.

Writ of plenius certiorari to Richard de Holebrock, the king's steward, on the complaint of the men of William de Eylesford of Burton that they were being distrained by the constable of the king's castle of Rockingham, to pay 75s. yearly for the guard of the said castle, 7 Oct. 8 Edw. I.

[Northampton.] Inq. Monday before St. Luke, 8 Edw. I.

The said Christiana lately held the barony of Wardon, with 15 knights' fees pertaining thereto, for which she was accustomed to render 75s. for the guard of the castle of Rokingham, and when she had collected the money from the said fees she sent it to her own manor of Burthone, of another tenure, as her nearest manor to the castle, to be paid to the constable. After her death the said barony with other her lands &c. descended to Christiana and Agnes wives of Sir William and Sir John le Latimer, as her heirs; and the said William and John his brother for seven years have not sent the 75s. to the reeve of Burthon, so that the said men have been distrained by the constable, wherefore they have prayed the said William and John to levy the money from the said fees and acquit them, but they have done nothing. The said men have enquired who held the said fees, and have sought and received the following, viz.-

Cukenho and Harewedone. 5s. from Nicholas de Cukenho.

Isham. 5s. from Henry de Isham.

Suleby. 5s. from the abbot of Suleby.

Sydeston. 13s. 4d. from Robert de Waufre and his parceners.

Audewyncle. 2s. 6d. from Henry de Audewyncle.

Which sums this year they refuse to pay, and for seven years the men of Burthon have unjustly paid 44s. 2d. for the said William and John. Who hold the remaining fees, and whether the said William and John have collected the money, is unknown to the jury, but the said William and John have paid nothing to the men of Burthon, nor anything of the said 75s. of the guard of the castle.

Endorsed:- Let the men have peace and let it be enquired who hold these fees.

Writ to Richard de Holebrok, to enquire who hold the abovesaid fees, and who ought to pay the money, 10 Nov. 8 Edw. I.

[Northampton.] Inq. Wednesday, 3 March, 11 Edw. I.

Lady Christiana de Furnivall having been many times distrained at Wardon by the bailiffs of the said castle for the said guard, caused the said 75s. to be levied yearly from the said 15 fees, and transmitted to Burton to satisfy for the guard of the said castle by the hands of her bailiff there. After her death the bailiffs of the castle caused the same to be levied for eight years from the men of the manor of Burton who formerly were of the said Christiana and afterwards of William de Eylisford, until by the king's writ they obtained peace from that exaction, and for three years that annual guard has remained unpaid. The manor of Burton is not of the barony of Wardone, nor bound to contribute anything for that guard; the heirs of the said Christiana ought to levy the said annual guard from the said fees and pay it to the keeper of the castle, and if that guard should be in arrear, the king's bailiffs there ought and were accustomed to distrain in the manor of West Wardone, which is the chief manor of the barony. William and John le Latymer have yearly collected the said guard and detained it, excepting what the men of Burton received (as abovesaid).

The following hold the said fees:-

Lincoln; Oxford.

Sythestan, Wyleby and Ouneby, co. Lincoln, and Wroxstan, co. Oxford. 4 fees held by Sir Robert de Waufre, the prior of Wroxston, Roger de Neuvile and John Spigot, who ought to render 20s. yearly for the said guard.

Northampton.

Harewedon and Cugeho. 1 fee held by William son of Nicholas de Cugeho, who ought to render 5s. yearly.

Hysham. 1 fee held by Henry son of Henry de Hisham, who ought to render 5s. yearly.

Soleby. 1 fee held by the abbot of Soleby, who ought to render 5s. yearly.

Audewincle. ½ fee held by Henry de Audewyncle, who ought to render 2s. 6d. yearly.

Soleby. 2¼ fees of almoin ought to be acquitted by the heirs of West Wardon, who ought to render 11s. 3d. yearly.

(Unspecified.) ¼ fee held by Alexander de Someresham, who ought to render 15d. yearly.

Berton, held by the prior of Bernewell.

Cambridge.

Everisdon, held for 3 fees by Robert del Ho and Beatrice his wife, who ought to render 15s. yearly.

Meldeburn. 1 fee held by Reginald de Argentein, who ought to render 5s. yearly.

Long Staunton. ½ fee held by Henry son of Sir William de Cheny, who ought to render 2s. 6d. yearly.

Wynepol and Wastlingworthe. ½ fee held by Richard Fraunceys, who ought to render 2s. 6d. yearly.

C. Edw. I. File 25. (19.)

• Inquisition: Post mortem, Bef 17 Nov 1305. 14 320. WILLIAM DE LATIMER.

No writ (cf. Calendar of Fine Rolls, Vol. I, p. 505).

LEICESTER. Inq. taken at Kyrk Langeton ...... 33 Edward I.

Est Langeton. 11 virgates of land, held, of the inheritance of Alice his wife, of Nicholas de Asteleye by knight's service. One of these virgates is held by two free tenants rendering 2s. 6d. yearly, and the other 10, each containing 15a., are held in villeinage. There are also in the town 3 cottars (coterelli) who render 3s. a year, and a windmill which renders 13s. 4d.

Kirke Langeton. 2s. 6d. rent from two free tenants holding half a virgate, held, of the inheritance of the same Alice, of the same Nicholas by knight's service.

West Langeton. 2s. rent from two free tenants for two cottages, held, of the inheritance of the same Alice, of the same Nicholas by the aforesaid service.

Thorp by Langeton. 10s. 6d. rent from 5 free tenants holding 2 virgates, held of the same Nicholas by the same service.

[......]. 2s. rent from 2 free tenants holding half a virgate, held of Sir Ralph de Sancto Laudo by knight's service of the inheritance of the aforesaid Alice. And ........ in the same town holds half a virgate of land and pays 1/2 lb. pepper yearly; ........ cottage and renders 2 capons at Christmas; and there are 8 bondmen holding ........, each virgate containing 15a.

Gutmundeleye. 19s. rent from 3 cottars, held of Ralph de Sancto Laudo by knight's service, of the inheritance of the same Alice.

Smetheton. 3s. 3d. rent from 2 cottagers, held of Ralph Turvile by knight's service, of the inheritance of the same Alice. There are there 9 bondmen holding 9 virgates of land, each containing 15a.

William le Latimer, his son, aged 30 years and more, is his heir.

See Vol. IV, No. 330. C. Edw. I. File 115. (15.)

• Inquisition: Post mortem, 8 Mar 1317. 10 37. ALICE, LATE THE WIFE OF WILLIAM LE LATYMER, alias ALICE LA LATYMERE.

Writ, 8 March, 10 Edward II.

NORTHAMPTON. Inq. 8 April, 10 Edward II. Corby. A moiety of the town with the hundred (extent given), including free tenants in Carleton, and a wood in the king's forest of Rockyngham, held at fee farm of the king in chief as of his ancient demesne, rendering 100s. yearly at the king's exchequer by the hands of the sheriff of Northampton. William le Latymer, her son, aged 40 and more, is her next heir.

Writ of plenius certiorari on the complaint of Nicholas le Latymer that the escheator had ejected him from the manor of Sutton, and the hamlets of Potton, Holm and Stratton, which he entered upon after the death of the said Alice by virtue of a feoffment made by John de Kynardeseye, clerk, 14 March, 10 Edward II.

BEDFORD. Inq. 6 April, 10 Edward II. Sutton. The manor with the hamlets of Potton, Holm and Stratton, was held for her life, by the gift of John de Kynardeseye, clerk, with the king's licence, of the king in chief as of the honour of Huntingdon, now in the king's hand by the forfeiture of Robert de Brus, by service of 1/2 knight's fee, with remainder to the same Nicholas and the heirs of his body, and further remainder to Thomas, earl of Lancaster, and his heirs.

C. Edw. II. File 54. (12.)

• Manorial Estate: Burton Latimer Manor, Burton Latimer, Kettering, Northamptonshire, NN15, GB. 3 In the reign of Edward the Confessor, Earl Ralph, probably the earl of Hereford, held 8½ hides of land, (fn. 8) which constituted, until the first half of the 13th century, the manor of Burton, and paid the service due from 1½ knights' fees. (fn. 9) In 1086, it was held of the king in chief by Guy de Reinbuedcurt, (fn. 10) whose son Richard was the tenant under Henry I. (fn. 11) Richard is said to have pledged the manor in payment of a gambling debt, to the King, (fn. 12) who granted it, to hold at pleasure, to Alan de Dinant, a Breton who defeated the champion of the King of France near Gisors. (fn. 13) This grant, which was continued to Alan's successors, evidently caused confusion as to the payment of scutage, and in 1173\endash 74 an inquiry was ordered as to the fee which Roland de Dinant held of the King. (fn. 14) Margery, the daughter and heir of Richard de Reinbuedcurt, married Robert Foliot and their descendants continued to return Burton amongst their fees. (fn. 15) Margery, the granddaughter of Robert Foliot, brought their rights in the manor to her husband Wischard Ledet, who answered for the Foliot barony in 1210\endash 12. (fn. 16) In 1215, his lands were seized by King John, and his Northamptonshire holdings were granted to Hugh Neville. (fn. 17) Ledet, however, recovered Burton, which escheated to the Crown at his death, about 1221. (fn. 18) It seems clear, however, that at this time, or a few years later, a division of the manor was made between the heir of Wischard Ledet and the successors of Alan de Dinant. The former relinquished the overlordship of the whole manor and obtained a third of the township of Burton, which formed a separate manor, held in chief of the King in demesne as half a knight's fee. (fn. 19) It was known as AYLESFORD'S MANOR (fn. 20) or BURTON LATIMER. (fn. 21) Wischard Ledet's heir was his daughter Christina, the wife first of Henry de Braybroc (fn. 22) and then of Gerard de Furnival. (fn. 23) She outlived both her eldest son Wischard, who took the name of Ledet, and his son Walter, so that on her death between 1266 and 1270, (fn. 24) her heirs were Walter's daughters Alice and Christina, the wives of the brothers William and John Latimer, and Burton was apparently assigned to Alice. (fn. 25) In the meantime, the manor had been subinfeudated. In 1242 it was held by Henry de Aldwinkle, probably only for life, (fn. 26) since it was given, possibly in the lifetime of Christina, (fn. 27) to her younger son Gerard de Furnival. (fn. 28) He gave it to his elder daughter Christina, the wife of William de Aylesford or Eylesford, (fn. 29) and it was held of the Latimers for the rent of 1 oz. of silk or 12d. a year. (fn. 30) The younger Christina, as a widow, apparently granted it both to Gerard de Furnival and to John Devereux and, though an ensuing lawsuit in 1283 was decided in favour of Furnival, (fn. 31) Devereux evidently obtained a further grant of it for life as he died seised in 1316. (fn. 32) It reverted to Christina's son, Gerard de Aylesford (fn. 33) and passed in direct succession to Edmund, (fn. 34) John (fn. 35) and John de Aylesford. The last granted all his right in the manor in 1369 to his overlord William, Lord Latimer, the greatgrandson of Alice Ledet. (fn. 36) On the death of Lord Latimer's widow in 1389 it passed to their daughter Elizabeth and by her marriage to the Nevilles, (fn. 37)...

Footnotes:
8. V.C.H. Northants. i, 342b.
9. Red Bk. of Exch. (Rolls ser.), 331\endash 2.
10. V.C.H. Northants. i, 342b.
11. Ibid. p. 389b.
12. Baker, Hist. of Northants. i, 521.
13. Book of Fees (P.R.O.), ii, 937.
14. Great Roll of the Pipe (Pipe Roll Soc.), xxi, 53.
15. Dugdale, Baronage, i, 679; Red Bk. of Exch. (Rolls ser.), 331\endash 2; Pipe Roll Soc. xviii, 53; Pipe Roll, 13 John, m. 13.
16. Wrottesley, Ped. from the Plea R. 525; Pipe Roll, 6 John; Red Bk. of Exch. (Roll ser.), 173, 532.
17. Rot. Litt. Claus. (Rec. Com.), i, 235b.
18. Excerpt. e Rot. Fin. i, 80.
19. Book of Fees, i, 499; Feud. Aids, iv, 12.
20. Chan. Inq. p.m. 12 Ric. II, no. 34.
21. Anct. D. A, 8428.
22. Excerpt. e Rot. Fin. i, 80.
23. Cal. Inq. p.m. ii, no. 374.
24. Cal. Pat. 1258\endash 66, p. 559; Cal. Inq. i, no. 781.
25. Ibid.; Cal. Close, 1279\endash 88, p. 325; Chan. Inq. p.m. 5 Edw. III (1st nos.), no. 43.
26. Bk. of Fees, ii, p. 937.
27. Cf. Rot. Ric. Gravesend (Cant. and York. Soc.), p. 105.
28. Ibid.; Assize R. 1256, m. 33; De Banco R. 427, m. 203.
29. Ibid.
30. Cal. Inq. p.m. v, no. 569.
31. Assize R. 1256, m. 33.
32. Feud. Aids, iv, 12, 29; Cal. Inq. v, no. 569.
33. Ibid.; Chan. Inq. p.m. 17 Edw. II, no. 37.
34. Ibid.; ibid. 5 Edw. III (1st nos), no. 43; Cal. Close, 1327\endash 30, p. 414.
35. Ibid.
36. Close R. 46 Edw. III, m. 28; G.E.C. Complete Peerage.
37. Chan. Inq. p.m. 12 Ric. II, no. 34.

• Manorial Estate: Smeeton Manor, Smeeton Westerby, Kibworth, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE8, GB. 5 The land in the township held by de Grentemesnil in 1086 had by 1130 been acquired by Robert, Earl of Leicester, from whom it was then being held by Richard Basset. (fn. 428) No doubt the earl's father, Robert, Count of Meulan, had obtained them from Ivo de Grentemesnil, Hugh's son, early in Henry I's reign, at the same time as he obtained much other Grentemesnil property, (fn. 429) while Richard Basset had acquired much other land once held by de Buci. (fn. 430) The overlordship of this holding remained with the earls of Leicester until the death of Simon de Montfort in 1265, after which it passed to the earls, and later the dukes, of Lancaster. (fn. 431) Subsequently the Duchy of Lancaster seems to have retained some land at Smeeton in demesne, (fn. 432) while the rest was subinfeudated. The position of the under-tenants of this holding, which was generally known as the manor of SMEETON, is at first not clear. The holding was acquired, apparently in the mid-12th century, by Ivo of Neufmarché, (fn. 433) but it is not known when the Bassets relinquished the ownership. Ivo's heirs were his two daughters Emma, wife of Hugh de Senlis, and Aubrey, wife of a certain Ingebald. (fn. 434) Emma's rights passed to her son Henry de Senlis, and Aubrey's to her son Robert de Braybrook. Henry and Robert agreed to divide the lands that had once been Ivo's between them, and Robert's share included Smeeton Westerby. (fn. 435) Robert was bringing an action about land at Smeeton Westerby in 1203, (fn. 436) and his agreement with Henry may well have been made about that time. In 1208 King John confirmed Robert de Braybrook in the possession of land at Smeeton Westerby which had been handed over to him by Ralph de Turville. (fn. 437) There can be little doubt that this was the same land which had been held by Richard Basset from the Earl of Leicester in 1130, for in 1086, and again in 1130, the property is described as 4 carucates and 7 bovates, and in 1208 it is described as 19½ virgates, that is, 4 carucates and 7 bovates again. (fn. 438) How Turville obtained an interest in Smeeton Westerby is not clear, but from what is known of the descent of the manor at a later date there can be little doubt that it was held by Turville from the earls of Leicester, and was held by Braybrook from Turville. From an action brought in 1254 it seems that the manor was then held by Walter Ledet, Robert de Braybrook's descendant, from Ralph de Turville, and from Ledet by Walter de Langton. (fn. 439) In 1279 the manor was held from Edmund, Earl of Lancaster and Leicester, by the heirs of Nicholas de Turville, and from the heirs by William Latimer. (fn. 440) Latimer had married Alice, Walter Ledet's elder daughter and co-heir, and his younger brother John Latimer married Christine, Ledet's younger daughter. (fn. 441) No doubt William Latimer owed his possession of the manor to his wife. In 1282 John Latimer died possessed of 6¾ virgates at Smeeton, held in right of his wife Christine, from Ralph de Turville of Normanton. (fn. 442) William Latimer, at his death in 1304 or 1305, was holding 9 virgates and some other property at Smeeton in right of his wife Alice, from Turville. (fn. 443) Evidently the lands at Smeeton Westerby which Alice and Christine had inherited from their father had been divided between them.

The land held by the elder brother William Latimer descended to Nicholas Latimer, who may have been one of William's younger sons. (fn. 444) Nicholas died seised of property at Smeeton in 1325, (fn. 445) and was succeeded by his son John. When John, still possessed of the holding, died in 1343, his heir was said to be his son Nicholas, then a minor. (fn. 446) The descent of this holding cannot be traced further.

Footnotes:
428. Slade, Leics. Survey, 23.
429. E.H.R. liv. 386.
430. Slade, Leics. Survey, 12-13.
431. E.H.R. liv. 396-7, 400; Cal. Inq. p.m. iii, p. 319; Feud. Aids, vi. 558; R. Somerville, Hist. Duchy of Lanc. 339, 340; Bodl. MS. Rawl. B. 350, m. 21.
432. See p. 185.
433. B.M. Cott. MS. Caligula A. XII, ff. 91b, 92a.
434. Ibid. ff. 83a, 84b, 92a.
435. Ibid. ff. 91b, 92a.
436. Cur. Reg. R. iii. 44, 60, 63.
437. Rot. Chart. (Rec. Com.), i. 181.
438. V.C.H. Leics. i. 316; Slade, Leics. Survey, 23; Rot. Chart. (Rec. Com.), i. 181.
439. Assoc. Archit. Soc. Rep. & Papers, xxxv. 155.
440. Bodl. MS. Rawl. B. 350, m. 21.
441. W. Farrer, Honors and Knights' Fees, ii. 383 sqq.; Cal. Inq. p.m. ii, p. 284; Cal. Close, 1279-88, 325; Cal. Pat. 1266-72, 374; Abbrev. Plac. (Rec. Com.), 187, 262; Complete Peerage, vii. 464.
442. Cal. Inq. p.m. ii, p. 284.
443. Ibid. xiii, p. 278.


Alice married William Latimer 1st Baron Latimer of Corby, son of William Latimer and Unknown.1 2 3 4 5 6 (William Latimer 1st Baron Latimer of Corby died before 17 Nov 1305 14.)


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1 Robert Halstead, <i>Succint genealogies of the noble and ancient houses of Alno or de Alneto, Broc of Stephale, Latimer of Duntish, Drayton of Drayton, Mauduit of Westminster, Green of Drayton, Vere of Addington, Fitz-Lewes of Westhornedon, Howard of Effingham and Mordaunt of Turvey justified by publick records, ancient and extant charters, histories and other authentick proofs, and enriched with divers sculptures of tombs, images, seals, and other curiosities </i> (London, GB: W. Burrell, 1685), 41-2.

2 John Burke, <i>A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Commoners of Great Britian and Ireland, Enjoying Territorial Possessions or High Official Rank: but Uninvested with Heritable Honours, Volume 1</i> (Henry Colburn, 1835), Vol 1. p 681.

3 A History of the County of Northampton, Vol. 3. pp 180-186.

4 William Page, editor, <i>A History of the County of Hertfordshire</i>, 4 (London, GB: Victoria County History, 1912), 3: 21-25.

5 J. M. Lee and R. A. McKinley, editors, <i>A History of the County of Leicestershire</i>, 5 (N.p.: Victoria County History, 1964), 5: 167-187.

6 H C Maxwell Lyte, editor, <i>Calendar of Close Rolls, Edward II</i>, 4 (London, GB: Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1893), 2: 13-21.

7 J E E S Sharp and A E Stamp, <i>Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem </i> (London: n.p., n.d.), 1 (Henry III): 306-312.

8 Victoria County History of Bedfordshire, Vol. 2, pp 246-251.

9 Victoria County History of Bedfordshire, Vol. 2, pp 237-242.

10 J E E S Sharp and A E Stamp, <i>Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem </i> (London: n.p., n.d.), 6 Edward II: 8-19.

11 H C Maxwell Lyte, editor, <i>Calendar of Close Rolls, Edward II</i>, 4 (London, GB: Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1893), 2: 13-21; Oct. 15. [1313] Westminster. To him who supplies the place of the treasurer and to the barons of the exchequer. Order to examine the rolls and memoranda of the exchequer concerning payments made to the king, his father and his grandfather, by those who held the manor of Corby after it was taken into the hands of Henry III. by virtue of his order, dated September 26, in the 25th year of his reign, to take into his hands all the lands that belonged to Wychard Ledet, he having afterwards, on October 25, in the same year, ordered the sheriff of Northampton to deliver the manor to Mary, late the wife of the said Wychard, upon her finding security for 10l. for the relief of Walter his son and heir, because it was found that the manor, which was taken into the king's hands on account of Wychard's death, was held of the king in socage; and afterwards, on February 8, in the 41st year of his reign, he restored the custody of the manor to Ermentrude, late the wife of the said Walter, then deceased, because it appeared that the manor was held of the king at fee-ferm and not by knight service, to hold during the minority of Walter's heir, and he ordered the queen of England to cause Ermentrude to have full seisin thereof; it being now shewn to the king by Alice, daughter and heiress of the said Walter, whom William le Latymer, lately deceased, married, that the treasurer and barons unduly charge her with 340l. 16s. 8½d. of the arrears of the yearly ferm of 100s. of the said manor from the aforesaid September 26, although all the goods and chattels of her husband were taken into the late king's hands for debts due to him and were delivered by the then treasurer and barons of the exchequer on mainprize to answer to the exchequer for the said debts. They are not to charge her for the time when the manor was in the hands of the king's grandfather or of others.

12 J E E S Sharp and A E Stamp, <i>Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem </i> (London: n.p., n.d.), 1 (Henry III): 249-261.

13 J E E S Sharp and A E Stamp, <i>Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem </i> (London: n.p., n.d.), 2 Edward I: 201-209.

14 J E E S Sharp and A E Stamp, <i>Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem </i> (London: n.p., n.d.), 13 Edward III: 278-279.

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