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John de Meriet


  • Marriage: John de Meriet 1282
  • Died: After 1329, Somerset, England

bullet  Noted events in her life were:

• Background Information 1282
Margaret, wife and widow of John 'dominus' de Meriet. The King-having assigned to her, out of her said late husband's lands, the hamlets of Lopene and Stratton, and 129 acres out of the demesne lands of the manor of Meriet, in Meriet, Egwode, Garston, and Slapsmore, in Somerset, to hold in dower--issued his Precept to Walter de Gloucester, the escheator on this side Trent, to give her livery of the same accordingly, dated at Windsor, 11 April, 1 E. II. (1308) [Close Roll, 1 E. II. m. 6].

The King likewise-having assigned to her out of the military fees and advowsons of her late husband, John de Meriet, deceased, the fourth part of a knight's fee in Boklond, Somerset, which John Walrond held, and which was of the annual value of 50s., together with the advowsons of the church of Boklond (St. Mary), Somerset, worth 10 marks per annum, and of the chapel of Carleton, Co. Lincoln, worth 30s. per annum, to hold in dower-- issued his further Precept to the same escheator to give her livery thereof accordingly, dated 12 November, 2 E. II. (1308) [Close Eoll, 2 E. II. m. 17].

In the Returns of the names of the lords of townships, &c., for the purpose of effecting the military Levies ordained in the Parliament at Lincoln (in January, 9 E. II.)--made pursuant to separate Writs tested at Clipston (Co. Northampton), 5 March, 9 E. II. 1315-6, Margery Meriet (widow) is certified as holding part of the township of Great Lopene, Somerset, in dower [Palgrave's Parliamentary Writs].

Margaret de Meriet--by reason of her dowry--presented Roger de Acton-Burnell to the Church of Bockland St. Mary, on the resignation of Richard Molyns; and he was instituted accordingly on 2 kalends of March (28 February), 1328-9 [Register Drokensford at Wells:--Dr. Matthew Hutton's Extracts in Harl. MSS. 6964, p. 138].

~~Genealogy of the Somersetshire Family of Meriet. p. 118

Margaret married John de Meriet, son of John de Meriet and Ela.1282 (John de Meriet was born on 2 Apr 1276 in Merriott, Somerset, England 1282 and died in 1308 in Somerset, England 1271,1282.)

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