early 1250s - after 1281
|Father||William de la Launde|
|Mother||Lucy de Okeover|
|1st Husband||Michael de Hockley|
|2nd Husband||Richard de Morley|
Joan was probably born around the early 1250s (1), the daughter of William de la Launde and Lucy de Okeover his wife (2)(3). She had younger brothers William and John, and a sister Matilda (4).
Her father died in 1269 (4), and it was probably somewhere around this date that she married Michael de Hockley (5), after whose death soon afterwards, she came into possession of his lands in Taddington and Priestcliffe (6)(7)(8). She married again, this time to Richard de Morley (7)(8)(9), and they had a daughter Lucy (2)(3)(10).
In 1281, Richard and Joan were involved in a dispute with Letitia, the widow of Alexander le Mercer of Ashbourne, over her dower lands in Alsop (11)(12)(13). Its not clear whether there was any family relaionship between Richard or Joan and Letitia, but its certainly possible as Joan's mother Lucy and her stepfather Alan de Waldschef were named as vouching warranty for half of the disputed claim (11)(14)(15).
No later mention is found of her. Her husband lived until after 1310 (16), but theres no idication as to whether she died before or after him.
Brief details of her children:
Lucy = William de la Launde ________________________________|_______________________________ | | | John de la Launde Joan Matilda | | | Elizabeth = Richard Foljambe Lucy Joan | | Lucy Peter Peyntour | Goditha Hugh de Okeover _____________________|____________________ | | John Lucy = Wiliam de la Launde | ___________|____________ | | | Roger William John | ob sp | Thomas Elizabeth | Philip, the plaintiffPhilip repeated his plea as in the former trial, but added that at the time the said Goditha stated that the Fine was levied, and for all the rest of his lifetime, Roger his ancestor was in Scotland, and not within the four seas of Enland, and that he died in Scotland. Goditha replied that at the time the Fine was levied Roger was within the four seas, becuase he wasat Mynsterton in co. Leicester, which she was prepared to prove. Philip repeated that on the date of the Fine and for a year and a day afterwards, the said Roger was in Scotland, and died there, which he was prepared to prove*. A day was therefore given to the parties in Banco on the Tuesday after three weeks from St Michael, on which day both Goditha and Philip appeared in person, and because the plea could not be determined in co. Derby a day was given to the parties on the Thursday at a month from St Michael, on which day Goditha and Philip appeared in person, and stated that they were prepared to maintain their pleas as given above, and prayed that a jury might be summoned from co Leicester; and the Sheriff was ordered to summon a jury for the Octaves of St Hillary. A postscript shows that no jury had been empanelled up to the morrow of the Ascension. m334.
Hugh de Morley of Morley | Richard | Lucy | Lucy | GodithaThe pyx had com into Henry Coton's hands after the death of one Katrine Verdon, 20 Rich 2.