William de Chaurces
(-Bef 1241)
Alice de Alfreton
Thomas de Chaurces
(Bef 1226-)
Sir Thomas de Chaurces Knight
(Abt 1245-Bef 1315)


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Sir Thomas de Chaurces Knight

  • Born: Abt 1245, Alfreton, Derbyshire, England
  • Marriage: Joan 141
  • Died: Bef 20 Oct 1315, Norton, Dronfield, Derbyshire, England 141
  • Buried: Beauchief Abbey, Dronfield, Derbyshire, England 141

bullet   Another name for Thomas was Thomas Chaworth.

bullet  Noted events in his life were:

• Background Information: `. 141
Thomas de Chaurces, son and heir of Thomas de Chaurces, on 8 June 1294, with about 60 others, had summons to attend the King wheresoever he might be, and, again, on 26 January 1296/7 was summoned to attend the King at Salisbury, which writs, however, did not constitute a summons to Parliament. He was summoned to Parliament 6 February 1298/9, by writ directed Thome de Chaworth, whereby he is held to have become Lord Chaurces, but was not summoned to the Parliament at Lincoln, 26 September 1300, though his name as " Thomas de Chaurces, Dominus de Norton" is affixed to the celebrated letter of the Barons to the Pope in 1301.

He married Joan before 1 November 1301, when she was living. He died 1315, before 20 October, when his lands were ordered to be taken into the King's hands.

Successors of Thomas de Chaurces, Lord Chaurces:
1.William Chaworth, son and heir
2.Sir Thomas Chaworth, married to Alice, whose will is dated 6 Nov 1347, directs his burial to be with his grandfather, Lord Thomas, in the Abbey of Beauchief, co. Derby, and makes his son and heir, Thomas executor, but mentions no wife.
3.Sir Thomas Chaworth, married to Jane, daughter of Geoffrey Luttrell (died 1370/1)
4.Sir Thomas Chaworth, married 1stly Joan, widow of Sir Richard de la Pole, the King's butler (being alive 28 May 1348) and 2ndly, Margaret (who as a widow married before Midsummer, 1373, when both were living, William de Spaigne, of St. Botolph's), and died d.v.p.
5.Sir William Chaworth, son and heir by Margaret, having proved his age, had livery of his grandfather's lands, 13 Jun 1373; he married Alice, daughter and heir of Sir John Caltofte. Sir Williams's will, dated at Wyverton, 16 Dec 1398 & proved 5 Jan 1398/9, mentions his wife Alice and his son Thomas.
6.Sir Thomas Chaworth, son and heir, married 1stly Nicole, daughter and heir of Sir Gerard Braybroke * (mother of Elizabeth), and married 2ndly, before 24 Aug 1449 (living as second wife 2 Nov 1452), Isabel (mother of Sir William, son and heir) daughter, and in her issue heir of Sir Thomas Aylesbury, of Wiverton, Notts, and died 17 Feb 1458/9.

~ Cokayne's Complete Peerage, 2nd Edition, Vol. III, pp. 153-154
* Cokayne's Complete Peerage, 2nd Edition, Vol. XI, p. 568

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