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1. Elizabeth de Ayot


  • Marriage (1): Elizabeth de Ayot before 1363

  Research Notes:

There are numerous references to (le) Taverners in VCH Sussex for Kingsham and Hunston manors, etc. For example:
- 1249, William le Taverner, Mayor of Chichester
- William and Maud held Hunston manor between 1316 and 1327
- 1317 IPM: Manewode precinct. 8a. land called Seyhenhes (?) held of William le Taverner, lord of Hunstede [Hunston], by service of 1d. yearly.
- 1334 proof of age: Walter le Deyer says that on that Thursday [in May 1313] John le Taverner, of Circestre [Chichester], came towards his house by the way near the wood of Wetyndon, and met robbers, who killed the said John there, and robbed him of 10l.
- In 1343 John le Taverner conveyed to William son of Godfrey de Hunston and Joan his wife 2/3 of the manor of Hunston and other lands
- 1348 IPM: La Grove by Chichester. John Taverner atte Grove holds the manor
- 1348 IPM: Chichester. A yearly rent of 10s. from a certain tenement, which Walter de Offham holds for his life; which tenement and rent are held of John Taverner by service of 5s. yearly.
- 1363 proof of age, Crawley: William Taverner, aged 30 years [born abt 1333] , William Poyntyf, aged 50 years, and William atte Watere, aged 40 years, agree and say that they were cited to be at Guldeforde on Monday before St. Romanus for gaol delivery in 15 Edward III, before the said John was born.
- 1382 proof of age: John le Taverner was born about 1340 and had a sister, Agnes, who married Thomas de Hunston.
- Barnham St. Mary: The church is in the early English style; the north isle was a chantry, founded by John Le Taverner in 1409
- Sussex Fine: John de Stopeham and William son of Godfrey de Hunstan and Joan his wife v. John le Taverner of Cicestr' [Chichester] and John Wyn; the manor of Hunstan, 11 messuages, a toft, a pigeonhouse, 58 acres of land, 26 acres of pasture, 17 acres of wood, 44s. 10d. rent and rent of a pound of wax in Northmundham, Pageham, Bridham and Icchenore; 26s. 8d. rent and two-thirds of the manor, 8 messuages, the toft, 33 acres of land, 17 acres of wood, 26 acres of pasture, 15s. 2d. rent and reversions of a messuage and 25 acres, held for life by John Jeneuer and Lucy his wife, and of 2 messuages, the pigeon-house, 3s. rent and the rent of a pound of wax and the remaining third of the manor, etc., held in dower by Philip Wychard and Sybil his wife, to John de Stopeham, William and Joan and heirs of bodies of William and Joan, with contingent remainders successively to heirs of body of William, to his brothers Edmund and Thomas, to William son of William de Hunstan, Thomas his brother, the heirs male of their bodies, or the right heirs of William son of Godfrey. (File 60. No. 15.)

Taverner married Elizabeth de Ayot, daughter of John de Ayot and Unknown, before 1363. (Elizabeth de Ayot was born before 1345 and died on 12 Nov 1394 1.)


1 J E E S Sharp and A E Stamp, <i>Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem </i> (London: n.p., n.d.), 17 (Richard II): 164-183.

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