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Henry de Grey 1st Baron Grey of Codnor
(Abt 1254/1258-Bef 1308)
Eleanor de Courtenay
(-Bef 1301)
Robert [II] FitzPayn
(Abt 1254/1255-Bef 1315)
Isabel
(Abt 1248-After 1318)
Richard de Grey 2nd Baron Grey of Codnor
(Abt 1281/1282-Bef 1335)
Joan FitzPayn
(Abt 1282-After 1335)
Sir Robert FitzPayn
(Abt 1317-1393)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Elizabeth de Bryan

Sir Robert FitzPayn

  • Born: Abt 1317
  • Marriage (1): Elizabeth de Bryan
  • Died: 21 May 1393 aged about 76 1

  Noted events in his life were:

• Inquisition: Post mortem, 8 Dec 1354. 2 175. ROBERT FITZ PAYN.

Writ, 8 December, 28 Edward III. DORSET. Inq. taken at Shirbourn, Thursday after St. Lucy, 28 Edward III.

Mersshwode. The manor and the advowson of the church held for life jointly with Ela his wife, who survives, and the heirs of their bodies, of the king in chief by knight’s service.

Wodeton. The manor and the advowson of the church similarly held, of the lord of Cokelyngton by knight’s service; both manors of the gift of Jordan de Byntre, chaplain, by fine levied in the king’s court.

Acford. The manor and the advowson of the church similarly held, of the abbot of Glastonbury by knight’s service, of the gift of the same Jordan by another fine.

Wroxhale. The manor and the advowson of the church held for life of Robert de Loundres by knight’s service, of the gift of Thomas Wygod and Robert de Sambourne, clerks, by fine levied in the king’s court; which manor and advowson ought now to remain to Master Robert, son of Richard le Grey of Codenore, and Elizabeth his wife and the heirs of the body of the said Robert son of Richard by the aforesaid fine, because Robert Fitz Payn died without heir male of himself.

He died on the feast of St. Andrew last. Isabel his daughter, aged 30 years and more, is his heir.

SOMERSET. Inq. taken at Jevele, Wednesday after St. Lucy, 28 Edward III.

Stokecursi and Radeweye. The manors and the hundred of Canyton, together with the advowsons of the churches of the said manors, held of the king in chief by knight’s service.

Tateworthe. The manor, with the advowson of the church, held of the bishop of Bath by knight’s service.

Wynyate. A messuage and a carucate of land held of the king in chief by knight’s service.

La Lude. A messuage and two carucates of land, and

Walrondesmerssh. A messuage and a carucate of land so called, and

Brughampton. A messuage and a carucate of land, held of the king in chief by knight’s service by fine levied in the king’s court.

All held for life jointly with Ela his wife, who survives, [with remainder to] the heirs male of the body of the said Robert.

Ceden. The manor, with the advowson of the church, and other appurtenances held for life and to the heirs male of his body, of the bishop of Winchester by knight’s service.

Stapele. The manor, with the advowson of the church, and other appurtenances similarly held, of John de Bello Campo of Somersete by knight’s service.

Cherleton and Cary. The manors, with the advowsons of the churches and other appurtenances, similarly held of the king in chief by knight’s service.

All held of the gift of Thomas Wygod and Robert de Sambourn, clerks, by fine levied in the king’s court.

The said manors of Ceden, Stapele, Cherleton and Cary, with the advowsons, ought now to remain to Robert, son of Richard le Grey of Codenore, and Elizabeth his wife and the heirs of the body of the said Robert son of Richard by the fine aforesaid, because Robert Fitz Payn died without heir male of himself.

Date of death and heir as above.

Writ to enquire further, the king having heard that the deceased held more lands &c. in cos. Dorset and Somerset than are mentioned in the inquisitions taken. 22 January, 28 Edward III.

SOMERSET. Inq. taken at Jevele, Tuesday before St. Gregory, 29 Edward III.

Kyngeston by Jevele. 6l. 7s. yearly rent from tenants dwelling in a street called Fordestret.

Walrondesmerssh. The reversion of a messuage and of a carucate of land held for life by Maud Dovre, of the demise of John Walrond, which reversion belongs to John Chidyok and Isabel his wife as daughter and heir of the deceased.

All held of John Talbot as of Richard’s Castle by knight’s service.

Alwyneshegh. The manor, and a messuage, a mill, 137a. 1r. land, 8a. meadow, 10 1/2a. pasture, 20a. aldergrove and six marks 12s. 8 1/2d. rent in Kyngestane and the advowson of the church of Kyngestane held for life, of the grant of John de Chidyok by fine levied in the king’s court, with reversion to the said John and his heirs. The said tenements are held of the heir of John de Burgo by knight’s service. Although by the inquisition previously returned into Chancery it was found that the manor of Stapele was held of John de Bello Campo by knight’s service, because the jurors of that inquisition were not well informed; yet the evidences of the bishop of Winchester having now been seen, it is held of the said bishop as of his manor of Taunton by knight’s service.

By the previous inquisition it was also found that the deceased held for his life jointly with Ela his wife, who survives, a messuage and a carucate of land called ‘Walrondesmerssh,’ because the said jurors were not then well informed; fuller information, however, having now been had, it is found that the said Robert was seised thereof in fee on the day he died, and that the said messuage and land are held of John Talbot as of Richard’s Castle by knight’s service.

He held no other lands &c. in the county.

Date of death and heir as above. The said Isabel and John Chidyok have offspring.

Endorsed: Let there be delivered to John Chidyok &c. 6l. rent &c. in Kyngeston by Yevele and Walrondesmerssh in co. Somerset and Kentecombe in co. Dorset; no more.

DORSET. Inq. taken at Pudeltoune, Tuesday after St. Gregory, 29 Edward III. The deceased held in addition to the finding of the Inquisition post mortem:-

Chelburgh. The manor (extent given, including a wood of 40a.) held of the king in chief by service of a knight’s fee.

Kentecombe. A toft, 60a. land and 5a. meadow held of Joan de Kentecombe by knight’s service.

Acford. A toft, 15a. arable and 20a. wood held for life jointly with Ela his wife, who survives, [with remainder to] the heirs of Robert, of the abbot of Glastonbury by knight’s service.

He held no other lands &c. in the county.

Date of death as above.

C. Edw. III. File 127. (14.)

• Manorial Estate, 1356-1393, Wisley Manor, Woking, Surrey, GU23, GB. 3 The manor of WISLEY was held at the time of Domesday by Oswold, lord of Wotton; and the overlordship follows the descent of Wotton (q.v.). Early in the 13th century Roger de Somerey was holding in sub-fee and demised the manor to Robert de Briwes, who in 1243 leased it to Walter le Basle and Denise his wife. Apparently this grant was for Walter's life, since Denise after her husband's death gave up her rights in the manor.

Robert de Briwes died in 1275 holding it of Ralph Camoys of Wotton, and left a son and heir John, then forty years of age. In 1282 John effected a settlement of the manor on his daughter Beatrice, who soon after became the wife of Robert son of William Burnel.

The exact date at which Wisley passed from the Briwes family is uncertain. Lands in Somerset held by John de Briwes in 1285 were less than twenty years later in the possession of Robert Fitz Payne, to whom Wisley ultimately passed. In 1328 Robert Burnel, who had acquired the manor in right of his wife Beatrice, brought an action against Robert Fitz Payne, who had apparently ousted him from it. The end of the suit has not been discovered, but since the Fitz Paynes remained in possession, they evidently established their right to the estate.

Robert Fitz Payne married Ela daughter of Sir Guy de Bryan, but had no male heirs, and at Ela's death in 1355 the manor passed to her cousin Robert second son of Lord Grey of Codnor, under the terms of a settlement made in 1324. Robert de Codnor assumed the name of Fitz Payne and died seised of the manor in 1392, when the manor passed to his daughter Isabel, wife of Richard de Poynings. She did not long survive her father, but died seised of the manor in 1393, holding of Thomas de Camoys, lord of Wotton. She left a son and heir Robert then fourteen years old. In 1434 Robert de Poynings settled the manor on his daughter Eleanor on her marriage with Henry Percy, son and heir of the Earl of Northumberland. She died in 1483, and was succeeded in the possession of the manor by her son Henry Earl of Northumberland. The earl was murdered in a riot in 1489, and shortly afterwards a dispute arose among the descendants of Sir Guy de Bryan touching the lands inherited from him. Two of the parties in this suit were the Earls of Northumberland and Ormond, and in the ensuing division of property Wisley was evidently assigned to Ormond, for John Covert died in 1503 seised of the manor by Ormond's grant. At Covert's death the manor passed to his son John, who died in 1503, leaving only daughters. Wisley passed to his cousin Richard Covert, who died in 1547. The manor then became the property of Giles Covert, a distant cousin of Richard, who retained possession until his death in 1556, when he was succeeded by his brother Richard.

• Inquisition: Post mortem, 13 Feb 1356. 4 292. ELA, LATE THE WIFE OF ROBERT FITZ PAYN.

Writ, 13 February, 30 Edward III. SOMERSET. Inq. taken at Bruggewater, Monday the feast of St. Peter in Cathedra, 30 Edward III.

Stokecursi and Radeweye. The manors with the advowsons of the churches, and the hundred of Canyngton.

Wynyate. A messuage and a carucate of land.

La Lude. A messuage and two carucates of land.

All held for her life of the king in chief by knight's service, and remaining to Robert, son of Richard Grey of Codenore, and Elizabeth his wife and the heirs of the body of the said Robert by fine levied in the king's court, Ela and the said Robert Fitzpayn, sometime her husband, having died without heirs of their bodies.

The said Ela died on Tuesday before St. Peter in Cathedra last, but who is her heir the jury know not, because she has none begotten of her or otherwise known in the county.

She had no other lands &c. in the county.

DORSET. Inq. taken at Blaneford, Thursday after St. Peter in Cathedra, 30 Edward III.

Mersshwode. The manor and advowson of the church held for her life of the king in chief by knight's service. The remainder belongs to Lionel, the king's son.

Acforde. The manor, with the advowson of the church, held for her life of the abbot of Glastonbury by knight's service. The remainder belongs to Robert, son of Richard Grey of Codenore, and Elizabeth his wife and the heirs of the body of the said Robert by fine levied in the king's court.

The said Ela and the said Robert Fitzpayn, sometime her husband, died without heir male of their bodies.

She died on Tuesday before St. Peter in Cathedra last, but who is her heir the jury know not, because she had none begotten of herself or in any way known in the county.

She had no other lands, &c. in the county.

C. Edw. III. File 133. (13.)

• Inquisition, 24 May 1393. 1 168 ROBERT FITZPAYN, knight

Writ, 24 May, 16 Richard II

WILTS. Inq. (indented) taken at Mere, Thursday, 12 June, 16 Richard II.

He held the under-mentioned manor and advowson in his demesne as of fee.

Stourton. The manor, with the advowson of the church thereof, held of Richard Saymour, knight, as of his manor of Castelcary, services not known.

He died on 21 May last. Isabel Ponyngges, his daughter, aged 30 years and more, is his sole heir.


Robert married Elizabeth de Bryan, daughter of Sir Guy [IV] de Bryan and Anne Hogan. (Elizabeth de Bryan was born about 1321 and died before 21 May 1393 5.)


Sources


1 J E E S Sharp and A E Stamp, <i>Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem </i> (London: n.p., n.d.), 17: 71-88.

2 J E E S Sharp and A E Stamp, <i>Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem </i> (London: n.p., n.d.), 10 Edward III: 140-155.

3 Victoria County History, editor, <i>A History of the County of Surrey</i>, 4 (London: Victoria County History, 1912), 3: 378-381.

4 J E E S Sharp and A E Stamp, <i>Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem </i> (London: n.p., n.d.), 10 Edward III: 245-259.

5 J E E S Sharp and A E Stamp, <i>Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem </i> (London: n.p., n.d.), 17: 71-88; Inquisition post mortem for Robert FitzPayn, husband.

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