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Maud

died 1308

Father unknown
Mother unknown
Husband Hugh de Mortimer
Children Joan, Margaret


Nothing is known of Maud (aka Matilda)'s early life. She is thought to have been a distant cousin of the queen, Eleanor of Castile. Possibly as a result of being "matched" by Eleanor (1), she was married to Hugh de Mortimer in October 1290 (2), and they had two daughters - Joan, born about November 1291 (3), and Margaret, born about September 1295 (3).

Her jointure was arranged in 1297, when Hugh enfeoffed William, the bishop of Bath and Wells, with a large part of his lands, and the bishop granted them straight back jointly to Hugh and Maud (4), thus ensurng that should Hugh pre-decease her, she would maintain possession of all of the lands involved, rather than just the standard dower of a third.

Her husband died in or shortly before August 1304 (5)(6). In October she had to take legal action to claim both her dower of Hugh's lands, and the possession of those she had jointly held with him (7)(8). This seems to have been achieved without any hindrance, implying that in the months after his death there was no suspicion of any foul play on her behalf. However soon after this, she was indicted for poisoning him. (9). A short time later, in January 1305, Hugh de Kyngesmede was murdered, and Maud was subsequently charged with sending her chamberlain, William de Billebury, and his henchmen, to commit the murder. Edward, Prince of Wales (a distant cousin), interceded on her behalf and she was eventually pardonned for both murders. There is no way of knowing whether or not she was guilty, and if so, what her motivation might have been. It is speculated, that it could have been connected to the long running dispute over the manor of Whilton (see her mother-in-law's page) (10).

She died in, or shortly before, February 1308 (11)(12)


Brief details of her children:



Sources:

  1. In, "Murderous Maud? The case against Maud Mortimer of Richard's Castle", chapter 6 of "Portraits of Medieval Women: Family, marriage, and politics in England 1225-1350", 2003, Linda E Mitchell argues that Queen Eleanor made a habit of arranging marriages between her cognate kin and the English baronage, and that Maud, who was related to Eleanor, but whose exact relationship is unknown, was probably matched with Hugh, who at the time, while heir to the barony of Richard's Castle, was a ward in the king's court. A similar view is expressed in "The Court and Household of Eleanor of Castile in 1290", John Carmi Parson, 1977.
  2. "The Court and Household of Eleanor of Castile in 1290", John Carmi Parson, 1277, includes a transcript of the Liber Garderobe of Queen Eleanor in 1290 (British Library Add MSS 35294), which includes the following entries on pages 126 and 127:
    Desponsacio de mortuo mari. Eodem die ibidem [29/10/1290] positum super librim as desponsacionem Hugonis de mortuo mari.       v.s
    oblacio. Eodem die ibidem in oblacione ad missam relevacionis uxoris Hugonis de mortuo mari.       xiii.d
    The accompanying notes claim that the missam relevacionis for Maud (presumably some type of blessing) occured on the morning after the marriage, but as far as I can see these two entries, and all those in between, refer back to the same previously stated date of 29th October.
  3. At an inquisition following her husband Hugh's death, held in Shropshire on 30th August 1304 (6), Joan was said to have been 12 years old on the previous November 25th, and Margaret was said to be have been 8 years old on the previous September 14th.
    A later inquisition following the death of Matilda/Maud (12), held in Essex on 22nd April 1308 claimed that Joan was 15 years and 5 months old, and Margaret was 12 years and 7 months old.
    These ages are further supported by the fact that the elder sister, Joan's, age was the subject of a further inquisition (13), which showed that she was born in November 1291.
  4. "Calendar of the Patent Rolls preserved in the Public Record Office, Edward I, 1292-1301", 1895, page 304, lists:
    Aug 20 1297. License for Hugh de Mortuo Mari, tenant in chief, to enfeoff William, bishop of Bath and Wells, of the manors of Dumberden, Codruge, Lemeton, Farleye, Hanbruge, Norton and Burford; and for him to re-grant these to the said Hugh, Matilda his wife, and his heirs.
  5. "Calendar of Fine Rolls preserved in the Public Record Office, Vol I, Edward II 1272-1307", 1911, page 497, lists:
    Aug 5 1304. Order to the escheator beyond Trent to take into the king's hand the lands late of Hugh de Mortuo Mari of Richard's Castle, deceased, tenant in chief.
  6. "Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem and other analogous documents preserved in the Public Record Office, Vol IV, Edward I", entry no. 221, states:
    HUGH DE MORTUO MARI of Richard's Castle
    Writ, 5 August, 32 Edw I
    HEREFORD AND SALOP. Inq, Sunday the morrow of the Decollation of St John the Baptist, 32 Edw I.
          Richard's Castle. The castle and town (extent given), including 103 burgages, 300a arable whereof 100a are in Salop and the residue in Hereford, 26a meadow whereof 2a are in Salop and the residue in Hereford, and a park and certain other woods whereof a moiety is in Salop and a moiety in Hereford; with the following adjacent hamlets in co: Salop:-
    SALOP. Bachecote. The hamlet (extent given with the names of free tenants).
          More. The hamlet (similar extent given).
          Overton. The hamlet (similar extent given).
          Whytebrok. The hamlet (similar extent given).
          Wolfreton. The hamlet (similar extent given).
                All held of the king as a member of the barony of Burford.
          His daughters, Joan aged 12 on the feast of St Katherine last, and Margaret aged 8 on the feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross last, are his next heirs.
    SALOP AND HEREFORD. Inq made at Stepelton on Tuesday after the decollation of St John the Baptist, 32 Edw I.
          Stepelton. The castle and manor (extent given), including a wood, a pasture whereof a moiety is in co Hereford, 34 burgages in Stepelton and in the hamlet of Froggestrete, and 10 pleas &c of court, with the following hamlets:-
    SALOP. Wyleleye. 48 Welshmen who render 105s 3d for all things save suits at the court of Stepelton every three weeks.
    HEREFORD. Atcroft. 57s 2d rents (extent given with names of free tenants).
          Wapelith. 47s 5d rents (similar extent given).
          Coumbe. 5s 6d rents (similar extent given).
          Tyteleye. 15s 3d rents (similar extent given).
          Rode. 29s 7d rents (similar extent given).
          Cascop. 4s 3d rents (similar extent given).
                All held of the king in chief as a member of the barony of Burford.
    SALOP. Wylyleye. A messuage and a caracute of land in the hamlet, whereof the said Hugh and Maud his wife were jointly enfeoffed by one Ardudeuel, who was the wife of Llewelyn ap ...., to hold to them and their heirs of the lords of the castle of Stepelton, and they thus continued their seisin until the said Hugh's death.
                Heirs as above.
    WORCESTER. Inq, Wednesday after the Decollation of St John the Baptist, 32 Edw I.
          Wychebaud [alias Wycheland(sic)]. The manor (extent given) held of the king in chief as a member of Bureford, and Bureford is held of the king by barony.
                Heirs as above.
          Codderugg. The manor (extent given) held jointly with Maud his wife of the king in chief as a member of Bureford.
          Worcester. 13s 8d rent of 10 free tenants held jointly of the bishop of Worcester by service 1/5 knight's fee; which rent pertains to the manor of Codderug.
          Houleston. The hamlet (extent given) which is a member of Coderugg, held jointly as above of the bishop of Worcester by service of 1/5 knight's fee, to hold to them and the heirs of the said Hugh by the enfeoffment of William, bishop of Bath and Wells, by fine levied in the king's court.
    WALES. COLOMPNUS DE BLETHEVAGH. Inq made at Stepelton on Tuesday after the Decollation of St John the Baptist, 32 Edw I.
          Blethevagh. The sire of the ancient castle, the town, and Colompnum (extent given), held of the king in chief as member of the barony of Boreford.
                Heir as above.
    SALOP. Inq made at Richard's Castle on Sunday the morrow of the Decollation of St John the Baptist, 32 Edw I.
          Borevord. The manor, whereof the said Hugh and Maud were jointly enfeoffed by William de la March, bishop of Bath and Wells, with the king's licence, to hold to them and the heirs of the said Hugh, held of the king in chief by barony by service of 2 knight's fees; and they thus continued their seisin until the said Hugh's death.
                Heir as above.
    NORTHAMPTON. Inq 12 Sept, 32 Edw I.
          Norton by Daventre. The manor (full extent given with names of tenants) acquired jointly by the said hugh and Maud of the gift &c of William sometime bishop of Bath and Wells, to hold to them and the heirs of the said Hugh, and held of Sir Guy de Bello Campo, earl of Warwick, by service of 1 knight's fee.
                His daughters, Joan aged 15 and Margaret aged 10, are his next heirs.
    ESSEX. Inq taken at Wyham on Thursday before the Nativity of the Blessed Mary, 32 Edw I.
          Hobregg. The manor (extent given) held jointly with Maud his wife of the heirs of Giles de Plays, in the king's wardship by reason of minority, by service of knight's fee, by enfeoffment of Sir William, formerly bishop of Bath and Wells to them and the said Hugh's heirs.
                Heir as last above.
    SOUTHAMPTON. Inq 14 Sept, 32 Edw I.
    Farlegh. Four years ago, in 28 Edw I, I the said Hugh gave the manor to Sir John de Drokensford for his life, but whether he has the fee thereof, or not, in unknown to the jury. He held nothing of the king in chief in the county.
    DEVON. Inq 4 Sept, 32 Edw I.
    King's Nyminton. The manor (extent given) held of the king in chief by socage: the said Hugh thereof enfeoffed William de la March, bishop of Bath and Wells, who enfeoffed the said Hugh, Maud his wife and their heirs.
                Heirs as above, Joan aged 12 and Margaret aged 9.
    Extent or summary of of the above lands &c in Hereford, Salop, Worcester and Wales, with the variation there given within square brackets.
    Schedule of a third part of the same.
    Schedule of another third of the same.
    Schedule of a further third of the same viz the dower of Maud, late the wife of the said Hugh.
    Writ to William de Mortuo Mari, Philip Appehowell and Nicholas de W[edergrave] commanding them in the presence of Thomas de Bykenore, who has married Joan elder daughter and one of the heirs of the Hugh de Mortuo Mari, and of Walter bishop of Coventry and Lichfield, to whom Queen Margaret, to whom the king assigned the same, has granted the wardship of a moiety of the lands &c with the marriage of Margaret the younger daughter, to extend the manors of Richard's Castle and Stepelton, cos Salop and Hereford, and having divided them into two equal parts, to assign to the said Thomas and Joan their pourparty, 27 June, 33 Edw III
    [sic].
                                                                                                    C. Edw. I. File 113 (2)
  7. "Calendar of the Close Rolls preserved in the Public Record Office, Edward I, Vol V, 1302-1307", 1908, page 221, lists:
    Oct 4 1304. Maud, late the wife of Hugh de Mortuo Mari of Richard's Castle, tenant in chief, puts in her place William Oweyn and Richard de Styvynton to demand in chancery her dower of Hugh's lands.
  8. "Calendar of the Close Rolls preserved in the Public Record Office, Edward I, Vol V, 1302-1307", 1908, page 180/1, lists:
    Oct 10 1304. To Walter de Gloucestria, escheator beyond Trent. Order to deliver to Maud, late the wife of Hugh de Mortuo Mari of Richard's Castle, tenant in chief, the following manors, which has taken in to the king's hand by reason of Hugh's death, and to restore to her the issues received from them by him, as the king learns by an inquisition taken by the escheator that Hugh and Maud were jointly enfeoffed by the king's licence by William de la Marche, late bishop of Bath and Wells, of the manor of Burford, co Salop, the manor of Coderigge, co Worcester, the manor of Nymynton, co Devon, the manors of Aumberden and Hobrigg, co Essex, and the manor of Norton, co Northampton, to have to them and to Hugh's heirs, and that they continued their seisin thereof from the time of the feoffment until Hugh's death, and that the manor of Burford is held of the king in chief by barony and by the service of 2 knights' fees, and the manor of Coderigg is held as a member of the said manorof Burford, and the manor of Nymynton by socage, and the manor of Aumberden is held in like manner as of the honour of Peverel by the service of a moiety of a knight's fee, and that the manor of Hobrigg is held of the heir of Giles de Playz, tenant in chief, a minor in the king's wardship, by the service of a quarter of a knight's fee, and that the manor of Norton is held of Guy de Bello Campo, earl of Warwick, by the service of 1 knight's fees, and the king has taken her fealty for the manors of Burford, Coderigg, Nymynton, Aumberden and Hobrigg.
    Oct 15 1304. To the same. Order to deliver to the said Maud a messuage and a caracute of land in Wyleleye, which were taken into the king's hands by reason of Hugh's death, and to restore to her the issues thereof, as the king learns by an inquisition taken by the escheator that Hugh and Maud were jointly enfeoffed thereof by Ardudenel, late the wife of Llewelyn ap Gilbert, to them and their heirs, and they peacefully continued their seisin thereof until Hugh's death, and that the messuage and land are held of the king as part of the barony of Stepelton, which is held of him as a member of the barony of Burford, and the king has taken her fealty therefor.
    Oct 17 1304. To the same. Order to deliver to the said Maud the following of Hugh's lands, which the king has assigned to her in dower: the manor of Wychebaude, co Worcester, which is extended at 14 14s 8d; the site of the old castle and the town of Blethevagh in the columpnus of Blethevagh in Wales, together with the columpnus and all other appurtenances pertaining to the site, town and columpnus except a water mill in the columpnus, which is extended at 66s 8d yearly, and except 18s 1d yearly of rent issuing from the pleas and perquisites of the court of Blethevagh, which site, town and columpnus, except the said mill and rent, are extended at 14 19s 6d yearly.
  9. "Complete Peerage", Volume 9, page 265, note d cites the Assize Roll, 306, m. 8 d, and states that she was indicted at Hereford sometime during 1304. This would presumably have been after October of that year when her lands were returned to her (8).
  10. "Murderous Maud? The case against Maud Mortimer of Richard's Castle", chapter 6 of "Portraits of Medieval Women: Family, marriage, and politics in England 1225-1350", Linda E Mitchell, 2003.
  11. "Calendar of Fine Rolls preserved in the Public Record Office, Vol II, Edward II 1307-1319", 1912, page 14, lists:
    Feb 15 1308. Order to the same [the escheator this side trent] to take into the king's hand the lands which Maud, late the wife of Hugh de Mortuo Mari of Richard's Castle, deceased, held for life of the inheritence of the heirs of Hugh, minors in the king's ward, and to make inquisition thereon.
  12. "Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem and other analogous documents preserved in the Public Record Office, Vol V, Edward II", 1908, entry no. 57, states:
    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.
          Bureford. 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, 6a, 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 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 the inheritence of the said Hugh, which is now in the king's hand by reason of the minority of his heirs, by service of 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 knight's fee.
          Ollynton. The manor, similarly held by John de Ollynton by knight's fee and scutage.
          Newynton. The manor, similarly held by the prior of Little Malvern by knight's fee.
    SOMERSET. Inq, 1 Aug 1 (sic) Edw II.
          Mersshe. The manor, similarly held by John de Huntele by knight's fee.
          Kyngeston by Gevele [alias Gyvele]. The manor, held by Robert son of Payn by 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 knight's fee.
          Mulston. The manor, similarly held by Hugh Godard for knight's fee.
          Weston. The hamlet, similarly held by the earl of Lincoln for knight's fee.
          Tilleshop'. The hamlet, similarly held by Adam de Elmerugge for 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 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 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 knight's fee.
          Kyngeslonde. The manor, held by John de Kyngeslonde by service of 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 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 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 knight's fee.
          Clyfton. The manor, held by Roger de Mortuo Mari by knight's fee.
          Scheldeseye. The manor, held by Henry le Waleys by knight's fee.
          Cuyre. The manor, held by John Wyard by knight's fee.
          Sapy. The manor, held by Roger Pychard by knight's fee.
          Sutton and Overe Sapy The manors, held by Robert Sturmy by 1 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 knight's fee.
          Karkedone. The hamlet, held by Hugh de Morto Mari by knight's fee.
          Yeddefen Loges. The advowson of the church.
          All Saints, Worcester.The advowson of the church.
          Extent of the 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; knight'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. knight's fee held by the prior of Kenylworth; and knight's fee held by Eleanor de Clare.
          Dunchirche. knight's fee held by Eustachia, relict of John Dunheved.
          Bilney. knight's fee held by the abbot of Cumbe.
    HEREFORD.
          Pudlesdon and Brompton. 1 knight's fee held by Richard le Cursun.
          Wyle. knight's fee held by Richard de la Launde.
          Yarpol. 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. knight's fee held by Walter de Hopton.
          Coumbe. knight's fee held by Berard le Bret'.
          Asshe. 1/3 knight's fee held by Ralph de Sancto Andoeno.
          Richards Castle. knight's fee held by Roger Eilrich.
          Knull. knight's fee held by John de Lyngaine.
          Herton. 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. knight's fee held by John de Bodelers.
          Overton. knight's fee held by John de Overton.
          Wolferton. knight's fee held by William Carbonel.
          Bureford. A portion of the prebend, held by Adam de Osgodeby.
    WORCESTER. Scheldesley Waleis. 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)
  13. "Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem and other analogous documents preserved in the Public Record Office, Vol V, Edward II", 1908, entry no. 66, states:
    JOAN (DAUGHTER) AND ONE OF THE HEIRS OF HUGH DE MORTUO MARI.
    Writ de etate probanda (missing).
    HEREFORD. Proof of age, 11 April, 1 Edw II (defective and defaced).
          William de Mortuo Mari, knight, aged 60 years, sayd that the said Joan was born in the castle of Keirfilly, and baptized in the the chapel there, on the eve of St Katherine, 20 Edw I commencing, and he knows it because Henry le Waleys, his companion, was then with him in the said Hugh's service, and was godfather to the said Joan, and thus he has her birth always in memory.
          Reginald de la Mare, aged 70, says the same, because (he had) a daughter Annora who was born at the feast of St Michael before the said Joan's birth.
          John de Bykerton, aged 50 (?), says the same (and knows it because) the king's justices in eyre sat .............. after the said Joan's birth, before whome he ...............
          ...... Mare, aged 40, says the same, and knows it because Isabel de Wasseburne, his sister, had a daughter Margery who was born at the feast of the Annunciation in the same year.
          Adam of Richards Castle, aged 50, sayd the same, and knows it because he was in service with Sir William de Mortuo Mari, who had the wardship of Richards Castle by reason of the minority of the said Hugh father of the said Joan, at the time of her birth.
          William de Bosco, aged 60, says the same, and knows it because Adam le Lang (?) married Maud his sister on Christams day (?) after the birth of the said Joan.
          Hugh de Billeburi aged 50, says the same, and knows it because he had a daughter Mabel born the same day and year.
          Robert Judas, aged 40, says the same, and knows it because he was in service that year with Sir William de Mortuo Mari, who had the wardship, as above.
          Thomas le Henwe, of the county of Gloucester, aged 50(?), says the same, and knows it because John de Henwe, his brother ................... at Neuwe ............. at that time.
          Thomas de Ros, aged ..................................
          And thus the said Joan was 16 at the feast of St Katherine, last.
                                                                                                    C. Edw. II. File 6 (4)



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