Ancestors of Tim Farr and The Descendants of Stephen Farr


Henry of LANCASTER 3rd Earl of Lancaster [Parents] [scrapbook] 1 was born 2, 3, 4 about 1281 in Grosmont Castle, Monmouth, Monmouthshire, Wales, United Kingdom. He died 5, 6, 7 on 22 Sep 1345 in Newark Abbey, Leicester, England, United Kingdom. Henry married 8, 9, 10 Maud de CHAWORTH 11 before 2 Mar 1296/1297 in England, United Kingdom.

Henry's will was probated 12 on 15 Feb 1345 in Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom.

HENRY OF LANCASTER, Knt., 2nd son, lord of Monmouth and Threecastles, and, in right of his wife, of East Garston and North Standen (in Hungerford), Berkshire, Lillingstone Dansey, Buckinghamshire, Etloe Duchy (m Awre) and Kempsford, Gloucestershire, King's Somborne, Hampshire, Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire, Ogmore, Glamorgan, etc., born at Grosmont Castle, Monmouthshire about 1281. I-Ic married after 30 Dec. 1291 (grant of her marriage) and before 2 March 1296/7 MAUD DE CHAWORTH, daughter and heiress of Patrick de Chaworth, Knt., of Kempsford, Gloucestershire, Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire, and Ogmore, Glamorgan, by Isabel, daughter of William de Beauchamp, 9~ Earl of Warwick. She was born in 1282 (aged I in 1283). They had one son, Henry, K.G., and six daughters, Blanche, Maud, Eleanor, Mary, Joan, and Isabel. In 1297 he had livery of Monmouth and lands of his father beyond Severn. He served in Flanders in 1297-8 and during the wars with the Scots. He fought at the Battle of Falkirk 22 July 1298. He was summoned to Parliament 6 Feb. 1298/9, by writ directed iFlenrico tie Lancastre nepoti Regis and Henrico tie Lancastre, whereby he is held to have become Lord Lancaster. He took part in the siege of Caerlaverock in July 1300. He signed the Barons' letter to Pope Boniface in 1301 as D'tz's deMunem,ete. In 1307 he was pardoned for aiding the escape of John le Harper from prison. He and his wife attended the Coronation of King Edward II in 1308. In 1310 he was one of those who forced the King to agree to the appointment of the Lords Ordainers. In 1315-1316 • he joined the marcher lords in suppressing the rebellion of Llywelyn Bren. In 1318 he was in France with the king's leave in order to obtain “the heritage” which descended to him on his brother John's death. His wife, Maud, was living 4 August 1320, but died testate before 3 Dec. 1322, and was buried at Mottisfont Priory, of which she was patron, as co-heiress of William Briwere, one of the founders. In 1320 he joined the confederacy of the Marchers against the Despensers. He was heir in 1322 to his older brother, Thomas of Lancaster, Earl of Lancaster, Leicester, and Derby. In 1323 he petitioned the King and Council for the earldoms of Lancaster and Leicester. He received a writ of livery of the earldom and honour of Leicester 29 March 1324, becoming thereby Earl of Leicester. On the Queen's return to England with Roger de Mortimer in Sept. 1326, he joined her patty against King Edward II, which led to a general desertion of the King's cause. He was present as Earl of Lancaster and Leicester in 1326 at a meeting at Bristol which appointed Prince Edward keeper of the realm during his father, the King's absence, the King having fled to Wales. Earl Henry afterwards captured the King at Neath and took him to Llantrisant, Glamorgan 16 Nov. 1326. He was appointed to take charge of the King, and was responsible for his custody at Kenilworth till 4 April 1327. He was present at the Coronation of Edward III 1 Feb. 1326/7. In Oct. 1328 he refused to attend the Parliament. He soon quarreled with the Queen, and, in consequence, in Jan. 1328 the Queen's forces spent a week ravaging his lands in the neighborhood of Leicester. He collected an armed force and marched northwards to meet Mortimer but was forced to submit, after which his lands were handed back to him. In 1329 he was going “beyond seas” to France with a large retinue. In Dec. 1329 he was joined with the Bishop of Norwich in the negotiations with King Philippe of France. In April 1330 he had license to found a hospital for poor persons and pilgrims in his town of Leicester. Upon the fall of Mortimer, his close personal relations with the young King were renewed. In 1332 the King granted him 500 marks yearly for the better maintenance of his estate. In 1335 he was with the King at Newcasile-on-Tyne, where the invasion of Scotland by Edward III and Balliol was planned and carried out. In July 1345 he was appointed to the Council of Prince Lionel, Keeper of England, during the King's absence. SIR HENRY OF LANCASTER, Earl of Lancaster and Leicester, Lord of Monmouth, died testate (P.C.C. 104 Beck) 22 Sept. 1345, and was buried with great state on the north side of the high altar of Newark Abbey, Leicester.


HENRY, EARL of LANCASTER.
Nativity of our Lady 1345. [fo. 104.]
In Norman French.
At my chapel of Leycester, in the presence of Fr. Alexander Abbot of Barlingos, Mestro llour' de Bale, & Sir Richd. Passem' my clerks.

To be buried in the Hospital of our Lady of Leiceater, in the choir before the High Altar.
Various charitable bequests.
My daus. Blanche Wake, Isabella, Maud, Johan, Alianore Countess of Arunde!, and Marie de P'cy.
William Baret, xli.
Nicholas de Colahull, xli.
Sir Ralph de Claybrok, x marks.
Sir John de Burton, x marks.
Bequests to Sir Ric. Passem', Master Rd. fenton, Brother Wm. Martyn, Wm. Handy, Wm. de Hampton, Will. de Burbago, John Russel, & John de Sapocote.
Executors :-My son Henry, Alexr. abbot of Ilarlinges, Mestr Hugh do Bale, Sire Ric. Passem', Mona' Ithbt. do ILung'ford, & John do Glouc'.
Proved at Leicester, 15 Feb. 1345.

Maud de CHAWORTH 1 was born 2, 3 in 1282 in Kidwelly, Carmarthen, Wales, United Kingdom. She died 4, 5, 6 in BY 3 DEC 1322 in Monttisfont Priory, Monttisfont, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom. Maud married 7, 8, 9 Henry of LANCASTER 3rd Earl of Lancaster 10 before 2 Mar 1296/1297 in England, United Kingdom.

They had the following children.

  F i Alianor of LANCASTER was born about 1318. She died on 11 Jan 1371/1372.
  F ii Joan LANCASTER died on 7 Jul 1349.

Edmund "Crouchback" Prince of ENGLAND [Parents] [scrapbook] 1, 2, 3 was born 4, 5, 6 on 16 Jan 1244/1245 in London, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom. He died 7, 8, 9 on 5 Jun 1296 in Bayonne, Pyrennes-Atlantiques, France. He was buried in Westminster Abbey, Westminster, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom. Edmund married 10, 11 Blanche of ARTOIS 12 before 18 Jan 1275/1276 in Paris, Seine, France.

EDMUND OF ENGLAND, Knt., Steward of England, Keeper of the Isle of Lundy, Lieutenant of Aquitaine, 4th and youngest but 2nd” surviving son, born at London 16 Jan. 1244/5. In 1254 Albert, the papal legate, on behalf of the Pope offered him the Kingdom of Sicily. In 1255 the Bishop of Bologna vested him with the IKingdom of Sicily and Apulia. However, peace being made between the Pope and Manfred, son of Frederick, King of Apulia, allowed Manfred to retain Apulia. In 1265 he was granted the honours of Leicester, Leicestershite and Embleton, Northumberland forfeited by Simon de Montfort, whereby he became Earl of Leicester. In 1266 he was granted the honour of Derby, forfeited by Robert de Ferrers, formerly Earl of Derby. The same year he took part in the siege of Kenilworth Castle. In 1267 he was granted the honour, castle, and manor of Monmouth, the castles of Grosmont, Skenfrith, and Whitecastle, and the honour, county, castle, and town of Lancaster, whereby he became Earl of Lancaster. He married (1st) at Westminster Abbey 7 April 1269 ANTELINE DE FORZ, occasionally styled Countess of Aumale, daughter of William de Forz, titular Count of Aumale, Lord of Holderness, by his 2nd wife, Isabel, Countess of Devon, elder daughter of Baldwin de Reviers, 7th Earl of Devon. She was born at Burstwick, Yorkshire 20 Jan. 1258/9 and was heiress sometime prior to 1269 to her brother, Thomas de Forz. They had no issue. Edmund was in the East on crusade to the Holy Land in 1271-2. His wife, Aveline, died at Stockwell, Surrey 10 Nov. 1274, and was buried at Westminster Abbey. He married (2nd) at Paris, France shortly before 18 Jan. 1275/6 (by dispensation dated 26 Sept. 1275, they being related in the 3rd and 4sh degrees of kindred) BLANCHE OF ARTOLS, widow of Enrique (or Henri) I el Gordo, King of Navarre, Count of Champagne and Brie (died 22 July 1274) [see NAVARRE 6 for issue of this marriage], and daughter of Robert I, Count of Artois (descendant of King Henry IL), by Mathilde, daughter of Henri II, Duke of Brabant [see NAVARRE 5 for her ancestry]. They had three sons, Thomas, Knt. [Earl of Lancaster, Leicester, and Derby], Henry, Knt. [Earl of Lancaster and Leicester], and John [seigneur of Beaufort and Nogent­l'Artaud], and one daughter, Mary. He did homage to the Duke of Burgundy at Bar-sur-Seine 3 Feb. 1275/6, as Count of Champagne and Brie in right of his wife. He likewise did homage to Guillaume, Bishop of Auxerre, at Pont-des­Natiaux 3 Nov. 1281. In 1277 he was made Commander in Wales, and began building the castle of Aberystwyth. In 1279 he and John of Brittany, Earl of Richmond, were sent to France to demand the county of Ponthieu from King Philippe, which came by inheritance to his sister-in-law, Queen Eleanor of Castile. In 1282 he was among the royal forces who defeated and killed Llywelyn ap Gruffydd, Prince of Wales, at Builth. In 1291 he had a grant of the county of Ponthieu during the minority of the King's son, Edward. In 1293 he and his wife founded the convent of Nuns Minoresses in London. He was summoned to Parliament 24 June 1295, by writ directed Bdmundo contiti Lancastr'. In 1296 he sailed to Gascony on an expedition with Henry, Earl of Lincoln. SIR EDMUND OF ENGLAND, Earl of Lancaster, died at Bayonne 5 June 1296, and was buried at Westminster Abbey. His widow, Blanche, died at Paris, France 2 May 1302. [Note: John Hardyng writing in the early 1400's dispelled the myth that Edmund, Earl of Lancaster, was “hunchbacked” or in any way deformed. He said this allegation was derived by an untrue chronicle fabricated byJobn of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster, in the reign of King Richard II who “hoped to make his son Henry king, when he saw he [Henry] might not be chosen as Richard's heir apparent” (see C. Given-Wilson Chronicles of the Revolution 1399-1400 (1993): 193-195 for further particulars)].

Blanche of ARTOIS [Parents] 1 was born 2 about 1243. She died 3, 4 on 2 May 1302 in Paris, Seine, France. Blanche married 5, 6 Edmund "Crouchback" Prince of ENGLAND 7, 8, 9 before 18 Jan 1275/1276 in Paris, Seine, France.

Other marriages:
GARCIA, Enrique I el King of Navarre

They had the following children.

  M i Henry of LANCASTER 3rd Earl of Lancaster was born about 1281. He died on 22 Sep 1345.

Enrique I el GARCIA King of Navarre 1. Enrique married 2 Blanche of ARTOIS 3 before Feb 1269 in Seine-et-Marne, France.

BLANCHE OF ARTOIS, probably born in 1248. She married (lsr) at Melun (Seine-et-Marne) by dispensation before Feb. 1269 ENRIQUE (or HENRI) I el Garcia, King of Navarre, Count Palatine of Champagne and Brie, son and heir of Thibaut I, King of Navarre, Count Palatine of Champagne and Brie, by his 3rd wife, Marguerite, daughter of Archambaud VIII le Grand, seigneur of Bourbon-l'Archambaud. They had one daughter, Jeanne (or Juana). He succeeded to the kingdom of Navarre in 1270 on the death of his brother, Thibaut II. ENRIQUE I, King of Navarre, Count Palatine of Champagne and Brie, died at Pamplona 22 July 1274, and was buried there at Maria la Reale. In 1275 Navarre was formally separated from Champagne by the treaty of Orleans. His widow, Blanche, married (2nd) at Paris between 28 July and 29 Oct. 1276 EDMUND OF ENGLAND, Knt., Earl of Leicester, Derby, and Lancaster [see LANCASTER 5), 4th but 2nd surviving son of Henry III of England, King of England, by Eleanor of Provence [see PLANTAGENET 4 for his ancestry). They had three sons, Thomas, Knt. [Earl of Lancaster, Leicester, and Derby], Henry, Knt. [Earl of Lancaster and Leicester], and John, and one daughter, Mary [see LANCASTER 5 for issue of this marriage). He was born at London 16 Jan. 1244/5, and had been married previously to AVELINE DE FORZ (died 10 Nov. 1274), daughter of William de Forz, titular Count of Aumale, Lord of Holderness. Edmund did homage to the Duke of Burgundy at Bar-sur-Seine 1 Feb. 1275/6, as Count of Champagne and Brie, in right of his wife. He likewise did homage to Guillaume, Bishop of Auxerre, at Pont-des-Natiaux 3 Nov. 1281. In 1282 he captured Llywelyn and beheaded him, and set his head up on the Tower of London. He was summoned to Parliament 24 June 1295 by writ directed Edntundo comiti iLancastr~ On 15 Jan. 1295/6 he sailed from Plymouth for Gascony with Henry, Earl of Lincoln, 25 Barons, 1,000 horse soldiers, and 10,000 foot. EDMUND OF LANCASTER, Earl of Lancaster, Leicester, and Derby, died at Bayonne 5 June 1296, and was buried at Westminster Abbey. His widow, Blanche, died in Paris 2 May 1302.

Blanche of ARTOIS [Parents] 1 was born 2 about 1243. She died 3, 4 on 2 May 1302 in Paris, Seine, France. Blanche married 5 Enrique I el GARCIA King of Navarre 6 before Feb 1269 in Seine-et-Marne, France.

Other marriages:
ENGLAND, Edmund "Crouchback" Prince of


Robert of FRANCE Count of Artois [Parents] 1 was born 2 on 17 Sep 1216. He died 3 on 9 Feb 1249/1250 in Mansourah, Egypt. Robert married 4 Mahaut or Mathilde of BRABANT 5 on 14 Jun 1237 in Compiègne (Oise).

ROBERT OF FRANCE le Bon or le Vailiant, Knt., Count of Artois, seigneur of Saint-Omer, Aire, Hesdin, Bapaume, and Lens, younger son, born (17) Sept. 1216. He married at Compiègne (Oise) 14 June 1237 MAHAUT (or MATHILDE) OF BRABANT, daughter of Henri II le Magnanime, Duke of Brabant and Lorraine (descendant of King Stephen of England), by Marie, daughter and co-heiress of Philip I, King of the Romans, Duke of Swabia and Tuscany. She was born about 1224. They had one son, Robert (II) [Count of Arrtois], and one daughter, Blanche. In 1239 Pope Gregory IX, having excommunicated and deposed Emperor Frederick II, offered the imperial crown to the king of France for his brother, Robert, but, in 1240 the king refused the offer. ROBERT OF FRANCE, Count of Aitois, was slain in battle at Mansourah, Egypt 9 Feb. 1249/50. His widow, Mahaut, married (2nd) at Naples, Italy 16 Jan. 1255 GUI II DE CHATILLON, Count of Saint-Pol, seigneur of Ancre d'Aubigny-en-Artois (died 12 March 1289), son of Hugues I de Châtillon, Count of Blois and Saint-Pol, seigneur of Châti]lon. They had three sons, Hugues (II) [Count of Blois and Dunois], Gui (III) [Count of Saint-Poll [see WYDEYIILLE 6), and Jacques [seigneur of Condé and Leuze], and two daughters, Béatrix (wife of Jean de Brienne, Count of Eu) and Jeanne (wife of Guiliaume III de Chauvigny). In 1267 she founded the chapel of Sainte-Marguerite at Lucheux. In 1275 Gui and Mahaut founded three additional chapels in their castle of Lucheux. Mahaut, Countess of Artois and Saint-Pol, died 29 Sept. 1288, and was buried the Abbey of Cercamps-en-Artois.

Mahaut or Mathilde of BRABANT 1 died 2 on 29 Sep 1288. Mahaut married 3 Robert of FRANCE Count of Artois 4 on 14 Jun 1237 in Compiègne (Oise).

They had the following children.

  F i Blanche of ARTOIS was born about 1243. She died on 2 May 1302.

Sir John GIFFARD 1. John married Lucy de MORTEYN 2.

Lucy de MORTEYN [Parents] 1. Lucy married Sir John GIFFARD 2.

They had the following children.

  F i Alice GIFFARD.

Sir John MORTEYN [Parents] 1. John married Joan de ROTHWELL 2.

Joan de ROTHWELL 1. Joan married Sir John MORTEYN 2.

They had the following children.

  F i Lucy de MORTEYN.

John MORTEYN 1. John married Joan GOBION 2.

Joan GOBION [Parents] 1. Joan married John MORTEYN 2.

They had the following children.

  M i Sir John MORTEYN.

Hugh GOBION [Parents] 1. Hugh married Matilda 2.

Matilda 1. Matilda married Hugh GOBION 2.

They had the following children.

  F i Joan GOBION.

Richard GOBION 1. Richard married Agnes de MERLAY 2.

Agnes de MERLAY [Parents] [scrapbook] 1. Agnes married Richard GOBION 2.

They had the following children.

  M i Hugh GOBION.

Roger de MERLAY [Parents] [scrapbook] 1. Roger married Alice de STUTEVILLE 2.

Alice de STUTEVILLE 1. Alice married Roger de MERLAY 2.

They had the following children.

  F i Agnes de MERLAY.

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