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Geoffrey de Cornwall

circa 1288 - 1335

Father Richard de Cornwall
Mother Joan
Wife Margaret de Mortimer
Children Richard, Geoffrey, John, Joan, Matilda


Geoffrey was born about 1288 (1), the son of Richard and Joan (2). He had an older brother Edmund (3).

His father died in 1296. Following the death of his uncle, Edmund earl of Cornwall, a few years later in 1300, his aunt attempted to claim a third of all the lands which Edmund had given to his brother Richard, as part of her dower. These lands had since passed to Richard's widow and children, and included Geoffrey's portion in Evre, Buckinghamshire (3).

Geoffrey was to fight for the king in Scotland on numerous occassions throughout his life, and apparently started at the age of about 15 or younger, when he was involved in a "friendly fire" incident, and killed one of his comrades (4).

Whilst still a teenager, he married Margaret, youngest daughter and coheir of Hugh de Mortuo Mari, sometime between August 1305 and April 1308 (7), whilst she was still a child (she was about 7 years his junior (9)).

In May 1308, he and his brother Edmund were sued for a massive debt of £270 owed to John Knockin, a fellow Shropshire landowner (10). This wasn't Geoffrey's only debt however, as upon his marriage to Margaret, he had not only come into possession of half her father's lands, but also half of his debts too. £66 was still owed in April 1312 (11)

His eldest son, Richard, was born about 1313 (31). He also had a son Geoffrey (13), and possibly another son John (15) and daughters Joan and Matilda (16).

His financial woes were eased in 1315, when he was excused scutage, because of service he had done for the king (17)(18). (He was also excused again in 1320 (19))

In June 1316, in a move to protect the inheritence of his children, he enfeoffed the lands which came to him via his marriage, to his mother, and she then granted them back to him and his heirs (20). Later that year he was granted free warren over the same lands (21), and early the next year he was granted a moiety of the hundred of Ovres for good service to the king (22).

His high standing with the king was further rewarded in 1319, when he was granted the keeping of the manors of Macclesfield and Overton in Cheshire which were held for the wardship of Prince John and Princess Eleanor. However this grant for shortlived for some reason (23).

In 1320, he was overseas with Queen Isabella (24), as he was again in 1325 (25)(26). In between, in 1322, he was once again fighting for the king in Scotland (27).

In 1327 he owed (and then paid) 100 marks to Otto de Bodrigan (28). This was possibly the father to his son Richard's wife Sybil (more research needed into this).

In 1330 he was granted an exemption for life from serving in any official capacity against his will. (29)

He died sometime shortly before June 1335 (30)(31)(32). His wife remarried fairly quickly to William de Everois, but he died soon afterwards in 1337 (33). Margaret survived until late 1345 (34)


Brief details of his children:



Sources:

  1. No document explicitly mentioning his age or date of birth has been found. However he did not inherit half of his father in law's lands (by right of his wife), until paying homage on 24th September 1309 (18), even though he had been married since at least April 1308 (9). This suggest that he attained the age of 21 sometime shortly before paying homage, and so was likely born in 1288.
  2. No document explicitly names Geoffrey as the son of both Richard and Joan. However, in 1300, Margaret the widow of Edmund, earl of Cornwall (i.e. his aunt) sought to claim a third of his holdings in Evre, Buckingamshire (as part of her dower), which he had inherited from his father Richard (3). Later in 1316 he enfeoffed lands to Joan, late the wife of Richard de Cornubia, and she regranted them back to him (20).
  3. "Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem and other analogous documents preserved in the Public Record Office, Vol III, Edward I", 1912, entry no. 604, concerns the extensive lands of Edmund, Earl of Cornwall. Most of it is of no relevance here, but the following snippets are :
    Writ 26 Sept 28 Edw I (See Calendar of Fine Rolls, Edw I, p433)
    Edward, king of England his kinsman, is his next heir and of full age.
    ...
    Undated Inq.
    OXFORD. Esthall. 1/5 fee held by Edmund, son and heir of Richard de Cornubia.
    ...
    Pleas at York, 15 days from the day of Holy Trinity, 29 Edw I.
    OXFORD. Esthall. Margaret, late the wife of Edmund earl of Cornwall, by her attorney, seeks 1/3 of two parts of the manor and advowson of church as her dower, against Edmund, son of Richard de Cornubia; who by his attorney comes and says that the said earl gave the manor to Richard his father, whose heir he is, to hold to him and the heirs of his body, with reversion to the said earl and his heirs, whom he bound to warrant the same; and that without the king, as heir of the said earl, he ought not to answer her: a day was given &c.
    LINCOLN. Thunnonk. The said Magaret seeks 1/3 of the manor and of the advowson of the church, as her dower, against the abovesaid Edmund; who says that the said earl gave the said manor to the said Richard and his heirs for ever &c : a day is given &c.
    BUCKINGHAM. Evre. The said Margaret seeks 1/3 of 3 caracutes of land, as her dower, against Geoffrey son of Richard de Cornubia; who by his guardian says that the said earl gave the land to the said Richard and his heirs for ever &c; a day is given &c.
    ...
    Pleas on the octave of St Michael, 29 Edw I.
    CORNWALL. Branel. The said Margaret seeks 1/3 of the manor and of the advowson of the church as her dower against Walter de Cornubia; who says that the said earl gave the same to him and his heirs &c, and he offered the earl's charter which testifies this; a day is given &c.
    ...
    Pleas 15 days from St Hilary, 30 Edw I.
    OXFORD. Esthalle. The said Margaret seeks 1/3 of 1/3 of the manor and of the advowson of the church, as her dower, against Joan late the wife of Richard de Cornubia; who says that she holds the same in dower of the inheritence of Edmund, son of the said Richard and calls him to warrant &c: a day is given &c.
    LINCOLN. Thumek. The said Margaret seeks 1/3 of 1/3 of the manor and of the advowson of the church against the same Joan; who says she holds the same in dower &c as above &c.
    ...
    Writ to William Haward and Thomas son of Eustace, concerning the manor and advowson of Thunnock whereof the said Margaret seeks 1/3 against Edmund son of Richard de Cornubia, and 1/3 of 1/3 against Joan late the wife of the said Richard &c. 23 Oct, 31 EdwI by council.
    ...
    Similar writ to Walter de Aylesburi and Walter de Muleswerthe concerning 1/3 of three caracutes of land in Evere, which the said Margaret seeks in dower against Geoffrey son of Richard de Cornubia ... 23 Oct 31 Edw I.
    ...
    BUCKINGHAM. Extent made at Cesham on Tuesday the morrow of the Epiphany, 32 Edw I.
          Evere. A messuage &c 180a arable, 24a meadow, 2a pasture, 70s 6d rent of free tenants, and perquisites of court, held by Geoffrey son of Richard de Cornubia, of the gift of the said earl.
    ...
    Similar writ to Walter de Aylesbury and Nichiolas de Spershete concerning the manor and advowson of Esthall, whereof the said Margaret seeks 1/3 of two parts against Edmund son of Richard de Cornubia, and 1/3 of the third part against Joan late the wife of the said Richard ... 23 Oct 31 Edw I.
    ...
    OXFORD. Extent made at Wodestok on Saturday after the Epiphany, 32 Edw I.
          Esthalle. The manor (extent given), whereof Edmund son of Richard de Cornubia holds two parts and Joan late the wife of the same Richard holds the third part.
    ...
    Writ to Gilbert de Knovill and Thomas de la Hyde concerning the manor and advowson of Branel, co Cornwall, whereof the said Margaret seeks 1/3 against Walter de Cornubia
  4. Geoffrey was pardoned for the death of William de Hoo in 1304 (5) - who it seems had himself been similarly pardoned 6 months earlier (6).
  5. "Calendar of the Patent Rolls preserved in the Public Record Office, Edward I, 1301-1307", 1898, page 225, lists:
    May 20 1304. The like [Pardon] to Geoffrey de Cornubia, in consideration of his service in Scotland, for the death of William de Hoo, and of any consequent outlawry.
  6. "Calendar of the Patent Rolls preserved in the Public Record Office, Edward I, 1301-1307", 1898, page 269, lists:
    Nov 10 1303. Pardon to William son of John Hoo of Marleberge, in consideration of his service in Scotland, for the death of Roger Hont of Shrewsbury, and of any consequent outlawry.
  7. His descendant, Sir Thomas Cornwall, claimed in a letter to the heralds in 1623 (quoted in "The House of Cornwall", Liverpool and Reade, 1908), that Geoffrey had been granted her wardship and marriage in return for military service to the king, following her father's death. However, I can find no proof of this, and indeed, there is evidence against it, as in 1305 it was stated that wardship and marriage of both Margaret and her elder sister had been initially granted to Queen Margaret (8). Its also seems clear that Margaret was still unmarried at that date. However they were married by the time of the IPM following her mothers death in 1308 (9).
  8. "Calendar of the Close Rolls preserved in the Public Record Office, Edward I, Vol V, 1302-1307", 1908, page 285/6, lists:
    Aug 12 1305. To the same [Walter de Gloucestria, escheator this side Trent]. Order to deliver to Thomas de Bykenore the manor of Richard's Castle and that castle, with the exception of the 100s yearly specified below, and to deliver to him the issues received thence since 1 October, in the thirty second year of the reign, as the king, on that day, by the assent of Queen Margaret, his consort - to whom he had previously granted the wardship of the lands that belonged to Hugh de Mortuo Mari, deceased, tenant in chief, which were then in the king's hands by reason of the minority of Hugh's two daughters and heiresses, to have during their minority with their marriages - granted to Thomas the wardship of a moiety of the said lands and the marriage of the eldest daughter, to have in form aforesaid, as appears by inspection of the rolls of chancery, and the king afterwards, by the assent of Thomas and Walter, bishop of Coventry and Lichfield, who has the wardship of the other moiety by the queen's grant, appointed William de Mortuo Mari, Philip Aphowel and Nicholas de Wedergrave to extend the manors of Richard's Castle and Stepelton, cos Salop and Hereford, which belonged to Hugh at his death and which fall to his daughters by inheritence, in the presence of Thomas and the bishop, or of their deputies for this purpose, and to make partition of the manors into two equal parts between the said parties, and William, Philip and Nicholas have caused the manors to be extended by virtue of the appointment aforesaid, and have assigned to Thomas and the eldest daughter, a minor, whom he has married, in her purparty the said manor of Richard's Castle and the castle, saving to the bishop 100s of yearly rent from a fixed rent in that manor assigned to him from certain tenants, to be received by Thomas and his wife as part of her purparty of the inheritence, as appears by the partition returned before the king in chancery.
  9. "Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem and other analogous documents preserved in the Public Record Office, Vol V, Edward II", 1908, entry no. 57, staes:
    MAUD, LATE THE WIFE OF HUGH DE MORTUO MARI of Richards Castle
    Writ, 15 Feb 1 Edw II
    SALOP. Inq, Wednesday before Palm Sunday, 1 Edw II.
          Burford. The manor (extent given), including a moiety of the hundred of Overes, held for life of the inheritence of the said Hugh, now in the king's hands by reason of the minority of his heirs, of the king in chief by barony, and by service of finding five armed men with five barded horses for the whole barony whenevr there shall be war in Wales between the king and the prince of Wales.
          Wylileye in the manor of Stepelton. A messuage, 100a land by the greater hundred, and 11d yearly rent, acquired of a tenant by the said Maud and Hugh, to them and the heirs of the said Hugh, tenure unspecified.
          Joan, whom Thomas de Bykenoure married, aged 15 and more, and Margaret whom Geoffrey de Cornwayle married, aged .. and more, daughters of the said Hugh are his next heirs.
    HEREFORD. Inq, Thursday before Palm Sunday, 1 Edw II.
          Belthevagh. The manor (extent given), including a great and little forest, held of the king in chief in dower of the said inheritence of the barony of Burford.
    WORCESTER. Inq, Monday the morrow of Palm Sunday, 1 Edw II.
          Coderugge and Wychelbaud. The manors (extents given), that of Coderugge held for life, and that of Wychebaud held in dower, of the said inheritence of the king in chief.
    ESSEX. Inq 22 April, 1 Edw II.
          Hobrugge. A capital messuage, 180a arable, 6½a, 1r meadow, 5a pasture, 2 woods, a water-mill, rents &c held for life of the said inheritence , ofthe heir of Giles de Plays, who is in the king's wardhip, by service of ¼ knight's fee; and 2a, 1r meadow, held of the said inheritence, of John de Hobrugg by service of 2s yearly.
          Amberden. The manor (extent given) held, for life of the said inheritence, of the king in chief as of the honour of Peverell, by service of 1 knight's fee.
          Heirs as above, Joan aged 15 years and 5 months, and Margaret 12 years and 7 months.
    NORTHAMPTON. Inq, 3 April, 1 Edw II.
          Norton. The manor (extent given), including lands and plots in Langmede, Langedole, and Hullemede, held of Guy de Bello Campo, earl of Warwick, by service of 1 knight's fee.
    DEVON. Inq, 1 April, 1 Edw II.
          The manor (extent given), held of the said inheritence, of the king by socage.
    Extent or summary of the above lands, and of the part assigned to Thomas de Bikenor, and the part remaining in the king's hand (undated). (Cf. Calendar of Close Rolls, 1307-1313, p 36)
    Writ of certiorari de feodis, &c, 11 March, 1 Edw II.
    OXFORD. Inq, 27 July, 2 Edw II.
          Cudinton. The manor, held by Henry de Willamscote of teh inheritence of the said Hugh, which is now in the king's hand by reason of the minority of his heirs, by service of ½ knight's fee.
    DEVON. Inq 2 April, 1 Edw II.
          King's Nymeton. The advowson of the church.
    NORTHAMPTON. Inq, 9 May, 1 Edw II.
          Lycchebarwe. Three parts of 1 knight's fee held by the said Maud as above, and William Power holds it.
    GLOUCESTER. Inq, 8 Oct, 2 Edw II.
          Lutlinton. The manor, held by the abbot of Abbyndon of the said Maud, taking scutage when it runs, by ½ knight's fee.
          Ollynton. The manor, similarly held by John de Ollynton by ½ knight's fee and scutage.
          Newynton. The manor, similarly held by the prior of Little Malvern by ½ knight's fee.
    SOMERSET. Inq, 1 Aug 1 (sic) Edw II.
          Mersshe. The manor, similarly held by John de Huntele by ½ knight's fee.
          Kyngeston by Gevele [alias Gyvele]. The manor, held by Robert son of Payn by ½ knight's fee.
    SALOP. Inq, Tuesday before Palm Sunday, 1 Edw II.
          Nen Solers. The manor, similarly held by Roger de Mortuo Mari of Wyggemor for 1 knight's fee.
          Teteneshull [alias Steneshull] and Marebrock. The manor, similarly held by Peter Corbet for ½ knight's fee.
          Mulston. The manor, similarly held by Hugh Godard for ½ knight's fee.
          Weston. The hamlet, similarly held by the earl of Lincoln for ½ knight's fee.
          Tilleshop'. The hamlet, similarly held by Adam de Elmerugge for ½ knight's fee.
          Rommesleygh and Baggesouere. The manor, similarly held by Leo de Rommeleygh for 1 knight's fee.
          Grete. The manor, similarly held by Philip de Grete for ½ knight's fee.
          Stok. The hamlet, similarly held by Henry de Moneour and Magery la Blake for 1/3 knight's fee.
          La Hull. The hamlet, similarly held by William de la Hull for 1/11 knight's fee.
          Aysford Carbonal and Overtone. The manor, similarly held by Hugh Carbonal for ½ knight's.
          Boreford. The advowson of the church, which is divided into three parts,
          All these fees pertain to the barony of Burford. WORCESTER. Inq, 8 April 1 Edw II.
          Imeneye. The manor, held of the said Maud by Peter Corbet by service of 1 knight's fee.
          Astwode. The manor, held by Thomas de Arderne by service of ¾ knight's fee.
          Kyngeslonde. The manor, held by John de Kyngeslonde by service of ¼ knight's fee.
          Elmerugge. The manor, held by Adam de Elmerugge by service of 1 1/6 knight's fee.
          Purshull. The manor, held by Henry de Peremort by service of ½ knight's fee.
          Almerugge [alias Elmerugge]. The hamlet, held by William de Hanewode by service of 1/10 knight's fee.
          Croule. The manor, held by Guy de Bello Campo by service of 1 knight's fee.
          Wytton. The manor, held by Grimbald Pauncefot by service of ½ knight's fee.
          Coderugge. 1 caracute land, held by Adam Young of Coderugge by 1/12 knight's fee.
          Roke and Holine. The hamlets, held by Henry de Ribefford by ½ knight's fee.
          Clyfton. The manor, held by Roger de Mortuo Mari by ½ knight's fee.
          Scheldeseye. The manor, held by Henry le Waleys by ¼ knight's fee.
          Cuyre. The manor, held by John Wyard by ½ knight's fee.
          Sapy. The manor, held by Roger Pychard by ¼ knight's fee.
          Sutton and Overe Sapy The manors, held by Robert Sturmy by 1¼ knight's fee.
          Temedebury. The manor, held by Henry de Lacy by 2 knights' fees.
          Yeddefen Loges. The manor, held by the heirs of Wiliam de Loges by ½ knight's fee.
          Karkedone. The hamlet, held by Hugh de Morto Mari by ½ knight's fee.
          Yeddefen Loges. The advowson of the church.
          All Saints, Worcester.The advowson of the church.
          Extent of teh knights' fees of Hugh de Mortuo Mari, deceased, which by reason of the minority of his heirs are in the king's hand. WARWICK.
          Farnebergh. 1 knight's fee held by Jordan le Say; ¼knight's fee held by the heirs of William de Halughton; and [1]/16 knight's fee held by the heirs of Walter le Norable.
          Mollyngton. ½ knight's fee held by the prior of Kenylworth; and ½ knight's fee held by Eleanor de Clare.
          Dunchirche. ½ knight's fee held by Eustachia, relict of John Dunheved.
          Bilney. ½ knight's fee held by the abbot of Cumbe.
    HEREFORD.
          Pudlesdon and Brompton. 1¼ knight's fee held by Richard le Cursun.
          Wyle. ¼ knight's fee held by Richard de la Launde.
          Yarpol. ¼ knight's fee held by Walter Hakelute [alias Hakelutel].
          Bitton. Two parts of 1 knight's fee held by Thomas de Brompton.
          Staunton and Moldeleye. ½ knight's fee held by Walter de Hopton.
          Coumbe. ½ knight's fee held by Berard le Bret'.
          Asshe. 1/3 knight's fee held by Ralph de Sancto Andoeno.
          Richards Castle. ¼ knight's fee held by Roger Eilrich.
          Knull. ¼ knight's fee held by John de Lyngaine.
          Herton. ½ knight's fee held by Thomas de Lyngaine.
    Extent of the fees which the aforesaid Maud held the said Hugh's inheritence, &c in cos Oxford, Northampton, Gloucester, Somerset, Salop, and Worcester, as above.
    Knights' fees and advowsons in the pourparty of Thomas de Bikenor and Joan his wife, comprising some of those above mentioned in cos Warwick, Hereford, Gloucester, Salop, and Worcester, and also:-
    HEREFORD. Richard's Castle. The advowson of Richards Castle.
    SALOP. Assheford Boudlers. ¼ knight's fee held by John de Bodelers.
          Overton. ¼ knight's fee held by John de Overton.
          Wolferton. ¼ knight's fee held by William Carbonel.
          Bureford. A portion of the prebend, held by Adam de Osgodeby.
    WORCESTER. Scheldesley Waleis. ¼ knight's fee held by William le Waleys.
          Homme. A messauge, 39a arable, and 2a meadow.
    SALOP. Leyntwardyn. A list of free and customary tenants.
          (Cf. Calendar of Close Rolls, 1307-1313, pp97, 98)
                                                                                                    C. Edw. II. File 4 (2)
  10. Document ref C 241/65/161 at The National Archives concerns a court action brought for the recovery of a debt. Catalogue entry as follows:
    Debtor: Edmund de Cornwall [held Cause in Ford Hundred, Salop, and Geoffrey de Cornwall. [held Burford in Overs Hundred, Salop]
    Creditor: John Knockin [held Faintree in the hundred of Stottesdon, Salop]
    Amount: £270.
    Before whom: Richard Poterel; John le Blund, of London.
    When taken: 14/05/1308
    First term: 24/06/1308
    Last term: 25/12/1309
    Writ to: Sheriff of Salop
    Sent by: Thomas Romain, Mayor of London; John le Blund.
  11. "Calendar of the Patent Rolls preserved in the Public Record Office, Edward I, 1307-1313", 1894, page 457, lists:
    April 24 1312. Pardon, on account of good service to the late king, to Thomas de Bykenore, who married Joan the eldest daughter and one of the heirs of Hugh de Mortuo Mari of Richards Castle, of £66 out of the sum of £132 which is required by summons of the Exchequer for the king's use of him and Geoffrey de Cornubia, the husband of Margaret, the other daughter, on account of the debts of the said Hugh de Mortuo Mari.
  12. See his father's page
  13. Geoffrey was named in a commission of oyer and terminer in 1358 (14), and must have been younger than Richard, as Richard was the heir to their father (31).
  14. "Calendar of the Patent Rolls preserved in the Public Record Office, Edward III, Vol XI, 1358-1361", 1911, page 160, lists:
    Nov 10 1358. [Commission of oyer and terminer] to Ralph, earl of Stafford, William de Shareshull, Robert Corbet of Morton, Richard de la Bere and Robert de Wyghthull, on complaint by Reynold de la Mare, 'chivaler', that Geoffrey son of Richard de Cornewayll, William son of Peter Corbet, Geoffrey son of Geoffrey de Cornewayll, knight (militis), William de Bereford, Thomas de Longeley, William de Spiritre, Richard his son, John de Rowell 'clerk, and many others of their confederacy, arrayed as for war, of ancient malice planning to do him such bodily injury as they could, came to Greote, co Salop, assaulted him in the church of that town where he then was and would have drawn him from the church to kill him, afterwards besieged him long in the said church, imprisoned there his bondman and servant Reynold Waties, deputed by him to have hislands in divers places tilled and make other profit for him, brought the said Reynold thence and kept him long time with them imprisoned. For 30s paid in the hanaper.
  15. I have not found any evidence that John was the son of Geoffrey, but it is asserted that he was in Complete Peerage, vol V page 253, and also in "The House of Cornwall", Liverpool and Reade, 1908.
  16. I have not found any evidence that Joan and Matilda were the daughters of Geoffrey, but it asserted that they were in "The House of Cornwall", Liverpool and Reade, 1908.
  17. "Calendar of various Chancery Rolls preserved in the Public Record Office, 1277-1326", 1912, page 114, lists:
    April 26 1315. Like letters [to supercede the demand for scutage] to Geoffrey de Cornubia for the lands that he holds of the inheritence of Hugh de Mortuo Mari, who had his service with the late king in the 28th and 31st years for 3½ fees in co Essex.
  18. "Calendar of various Chancery Rolls preserved in the Public Record Office, 1277-1326", 1912, page 139, lists:
    May 29 1315. To the collectors [of the scutage for the army in Scotland] for the 34th year [of the late king] in co Salop. As the lands that belonged to Hugh de Mortuo Mari, deceased, were in the hands of the late king and of the present king, from 12 August, in the 32nd year of the late king, when they were taken into his hands upon Hugh's death, until 24 Seprember, in the third year of the present king's reign, when he took the homage of Geoffrey de Cornubia, who married Margaret, daughter and co-heiress of Hugh, for the purparty of Hugh's lands falling to her, as appears by inspection etc; the king orders the collectors to supercede the demand [for scutage] in the lands that belonged to Hugh, provided etc.
  19. "Calendar of various Chancery Rolls preserved in the Public Record Office, 1277-1326", 1912, page 143, lists:
    Sept 18 1320. Geoffrey de Cornubia, who had his service with the king in his army of the fourth year for the service of 1½ knight's fees, has a writ to supercede to the collectors [of scutage] in co Salop.
  20. "Calendar of the Patent Rolls preserved in the Public Record Office, Edward II, 1313-1317", 1898, page 475, lists:
    June 16 1316. License for Geoffrey de Cornubia and Margaret his wife to enfeoff Joan, late the wife of Richard de Cornubia, of their manors of Aumberdene, Stepelton and Boreford, held in chief; and for her to re-grant the same to them and the heirs of their bodies with remainder, failing such issue, to the right heirs of the said Geoffrey.
  21. "Calendar of the Charter Rolls preserved in the Public Record Office, Vol III, 1300-1326", 1908, page 330, lists:
    Nov 22 1316. Grant to Geoffrey de Cornubia, and his heirs, of free warren in all their demesne lands in Stipelton, cos Hereford and Salop, Dureford [rectius Bureford], co Salop, Norton, co Northampton, Auberden, co Essex, Nymynton Regis, co Devon"
  22. "Calendar of the Fine Rolls preserved in the Public Record Office, Vol II, Edward II, 1307-1319", 1912, page 327, lists:
    May 10 1317. Grant to the king's kinsman, Geoffrey de Cornubia, for good service, that he may hold to him and his heirs at fee farm a moiety of the hundred of Ovres, co Salop, rendering 6s 8d yearly at the Exchequer of Michaelmas.
  23. "Calendar of the Fine Rolls preserved in the Public Record Office, Vol II, Edward II, 1307-1319", 1912, page 392, lists:
    March 6 1319. Commitment during pleasure to Geoffrey de Cornubia of the keeping of the manors of Macklesfeld and Overton, co Chester, with the issues thereof from 16 January last, at a rent of £301 8s a year in the wardrobe of Edward, the king's firstborn son; which manors, among other manors and lands granted at will to John and Eleanor, the king's son and daughter, for their sustenance, to the respective values of £175 8s and £126 the king afterwards committed on the said 16 January to Richard Damori, Robert de Mauley, seward of the household of the said Edward, and Nicholas de Heugate, keeper of the wardrobe of the said Edward, to hold during pleasure.
    [Vacated becasue surrendered and cancelled by order of the chancellor].
  24. "Calendar of the Patent Rolls preserved in the Public Record Office, Edward II, 1317-1321", 1903, page 447, lists:
    June 5 1320. The like [protection with clause volumus], until Assumption, for Geoffrey de Cornubia going beyond the seas with queen Isabella.
  25. "Calendar of the Patent Rolls preserved in the Public Record Office, Edward II, Vol V, 1324-1327", 1904, page 91, lists:
    Feb 20 1325. The like [protection with clause volumus until Midsummer] for William de Boudon, going beyond seas on the king's service with Queen Isabel.
    The like for the following going with her:- Geoffrey de Cornubia, Robert de Staunton, John de Oxenden
    ... and 27 others
  26. "Calendar of the Patent Rolls preserved in the Public Record Office, Edward II, Vol V, 1324-1327", 1904, page 159, lists:
    July 28 1325. Protection with clause volumus until All Saints' Day for Geoffrey de Cornubia, staying beyond seas on the king's service with Queen Isabel.
  27. "Calendar of the Patent Rolls preserved in the Public Record Office, Edward II, Vol IV, 1321-1324", 1904, page 200, lists:
    Sept 22 1322. The like [protection with clause volumus until Easter] for the undermentioned staying on the king's service [in the Marches of Scotland], viz - Geoffrey de Cornubia, Roger de Flete, John de Haustede.
  28. "Calendar of the Close Rolls preserved in the Public Record Office, Edward III, 1327-1330", 1896, page 215, lists:
    Aug 14 1327. Geoffrey de Cornwaill, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Otto de Bodrigan, knight, 100 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co Essex.
    Cancelled on payment.
  29. "Calendar of the Patent Rolls preserved in the Public Record Office, Edward III, 1327-1330", 1891, page 530, lists:
    June 8 1330. Exemption, for life, of Geoffrey de Cornewaill, the king's kinsman, from being put on assizes, juries or recognisances, and from appointment as mayor, sheriff, coroner or other minster of the king against his will.
  30. "Calendar of the Fine Rolls preserved in the Public Record Office, Vol IV, Edward III, 1327-1337", 1913, page 443, lists:
    June 1 1335. Order to Adam de Wyleby, escheator in the counties of Hereford, Gloucester, Worcester, Salop and Stafford, and the march of Wales adjacent, to take into the king's hand the lands late of Geoffrey de Cornubia, deceased, tenant in chief.
    The like to Robert de Holewell, escheator in the counties of Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridge, Huntingdon, Essex and Hertford.
    The like to Ralph de Middelneye, escheator in the counties of Somerset, Dorest, Cornwall and Devon.
  31. "Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem and other analogous documents preserved in the Public Record Office, Vol VII, Edward1 III", 1909, entry no. 715, states:
    GEOFFREY DE CORNUBIA
    Writ 1 June, 9 Edward III.
    WORCESTER. Inq 6 July, 9 Edward III.
          Homme Castell. A querter of the manor, held of the inheritence of Margaret his wife; which manor is held of the king in chief of parcel of the barony of Borford, for a quarter of a knight's fee. He held no lands in fee &c in the county.
          Richard his son, aged 22 years at the feast of the Holy Trinity last, is his next heir.
    SALOP. Inq 26 June, 9 Edward III.
          Overes. A moiety of the hundred, held to himself and his heirs at fee farm, of the grant of King Edward II, by his charter, rendering 6s 8d yearly at the king's exchequer. He held no ther lands &c in fee in the county.
          Burford and Stapelton. The manors, and the other moiety of the hundred of Overes, held jointly by the said Geoffrey and Margaret his wife, of the gift of Joan late the wife of Richard de Cornubia, who enfoeffed them thereof, by the king's license, by fine levied in the king's court, to hold to them and the heirs of their bodies, with remainder to the right heirs of the said Geoffrey, of the king in chief by barony, viz - by service of a knight's fee and a quarter.
          Heir as above.
                                                                                                    E. Inq. p.m. File 8 (14)
  32. "Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem and other analogous documents preserved in the Public Record Office, Vol VII, Edward III", 1909, entry no. 658, states:
    GEOFFREY DE CORNUBIA or DE CORNEWAYLE
    Writ 1 June, 9 Edward III.
    ESSEX. Inq 2 October, 9 Edward III.
          Ambirden in Dependen. The manor (extent given), held jointly with Margaret his wife, of the king in chief, as of the honour of Peverel, by service of half a knight's fee, of the gift of John de Cornewayle, by fine levied in the king's court, to hold to them and the heirs of their bodies.
          Richard his son, aged 23 years and more, is his next heir.
                                                                                                    C. Edw. III. File 42 (12)
  33. "Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem and other analogous documents preserved in the Public Record Office, Vol VIII, Edward III", entry no. 111, states:
    WILLIAM DE EVEROIS, DE EVEROS, or DE EVERYES.
    Writ, 6 March 11 Edw III
    ESSEX. Inq 14 March, 11 Edward III.
          Amberden in Dependen. The manor held jointly with Margaret his wife, who still survives, of the king in chief, as of the honour of Peverell, by service of half a knight's fee, of the grant of John de Cornowayle, to hold for the said Margaret's life, by fine levied in the king's court.
                Heir unknown.
    SALOP. Inq 12 April, 11 Edward III
          Neothere Heyton. The manor held of Joan, late the wife of Roger de Mortuo Mari, late earl of March, by service of a fifth part of a knight's fee.
                William, his son, aged 22 years and more on the feast of All Saints last, in his next heir.
    HEREFORD. Inq, 2 April, 11 Edward III.
          Hommelacy and Stokelaci. The manors, and two parts of the manor of Frome Haymund, with the reversion of dower when it shall happen, and a weir in the Wye, held jointly with Margaret his wife, who survives, and the heirs of the said William, in chief of Joan, late the wife of Rober de Mortuo Mari, sometime earl of March, by service of a knight's fee and a half. The said weir is held in chief of John de Homme by service of a rose yearly.
          Launton. A messuage and two caracutes of land, held of the aforesaid Joan by service of a sixth part of a kinght's fee.
                Heir as above, aged 22 years and more.
    Writ of certiorari to the escheator, because the king is now given to understand on behalf of the abovesaid Margaret that Geoffrey de Cornubia, deceased, sometime her husband, held jointly with her on the day he died, the manor of Amberden, co Essex, and the manors of Boreford and Stepelton, co Salop, by the grant of Joan, late the wife of Richard de Cornubia, by fine levied in the court of King Edward II, with his license to hold to the said Geoffrey and Margaret and the heirs of their bodies, with remainder to the right heirs of the said Geoffrey, of the said king and his heirs forever; that the said Margaret continued her seisin with the said Geoffrey, until his death, and afterwards with the said William de Evereys, until his death; and the said William had no estate in the said manors except as husband of the said Margaret, who has prayed the king to remove his hand from the said manors, which by reason of the death of the said William have been taken into the king's hand; the escheator is to make enquiry &c. 13 May 11 Edward III.
    ESSEX. Inq 20 May, 11 Edward III.
    Amberden. The said Geoffrey and Margaret, who survives, held the manor as abovesaid, as is more fully contained in the king's charter shown by the said Margaret, and she continued her seisin with the said Geoffrey, and William, as abovesaid. She and her ancestors were seisied (thereof) time out of mind, and the manor is held of the king in chief, as of the honour pf Peverell, by service of half a knight's fee.
                Richard de Cornuaill, aged 23 years, is son of the said Geoffrey and heir of the manor aforesaid. Heir of William de Everois, unknown.
    SALOP. Inq 19 May, 11 Edward III.
          Bereford and Stepelton. The said Geoffrey and Margaret, who survives, held the manors, and the said Margaret continued her seisin as abovesaid. She and her ancestors were seisied thereof time out of mind, and they are held of the king in chief by service of a knight's fee.
                Heir as last above. Heir of the said William, unknown.                                                                                                 C. Edw. II. File 50 (22)
  34. "Calendar of the Fine Rolls preserved in the Public Record Office, Vol V, Edward III, 1337-1347", 1915, page 432, lists:
    Dec 25 1345. The like [order to take lands into the king's hands] to John de Coggeshale, escheator in the county of Essex, William de Radenore, escheator in the county of Hereford, John de Worthyn, echeator in the county of Worcester, Walter de Horton, escheator in the county of Devon, John de Swynnerton, escheator in the county of Salop, and John de Wyndesore, escheator in the county of Leicester, touching the lands late of Margaret late the wife of Geoffrey de Cornewaille.



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