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George de Meriet


  • Marriage: George de Meriet 1282
  • Died: 3 Jul 1369, Castle Carleton, Somersetshire, England 1282

bullet  Noted events in her life were:

• Background Information. 1282
Isabel, widow of George de Meriet of Castle-Carleton, and afterwards wife and widow of Sir John de Kirketon, chivaler. In the Mandamus, dated 8 July, 43 E. III. (1369), for issuing writs on her death, she is styled 'Isabella que fuit uxor Georgii de Meriet [Fines Roll, 43 E. III. m. 5]; but in the Writ of ' diem clausit, ' directed to Walter de Kelby, the escheator in Co. Lincoln, bearing date 12 October, 43 E. III. (1369), she is styled ' Isabella que fuit uxor Johis de Kirketon, chivaler.' By the pursuant Inquisition, taken at Horncastle, Co. Lincoln, 20 October following, it was found that the said Isabel, 'que fuit uxor Georgii de Meriet,' held, at the time of her death, of the King in chief, by military service, for the term of her life, a third part of the manor of Castle Carleton, with its appurtenances, Co. Lincoln, in dower from the said George de Meriet, of the inheritance of Sir John de Meriet, chivaler (her son); which third part was of the annual value of £8. 17s. 4d. The said Isabel died on 3 July in the same year (1369), and John, son of the aforesaid Sir John de Meriet, chivaler, was her nearest heir of the said third part, because the said Sir John de Meriet, chivaler, of whose inherits ance she held the said third part, was son and heir of the said George de Meriet, her former husband. It was also found that the same John, son of George de Meriet, died on Tuesday next after Michaelmas-day, 43 E. III. (2 October, 1369, which would be within three weeks of the date of taking the present Inquisition), and so the aforesaid John, son of the same John son of George, became the nearest heir of the same Isabel, and also of the aforesaid John, son of George, as well to the third part of the said manor held in dower by the aforesaid Isabel for her life, as to the remaining two-thirds of the said manor which his father the aforesaid John, son of George, held in fee by inheritance after the death of the said George, which said two-thirds were likewise held of the King in chief by military service. And the aforesaid John, the son and heir of the same John, was (at the time of making the Inquisition) of the age of 23 years and upwards [Inq. p.m. 43 E. III. p. 1, (1 nrs) no. 60.

~Genealogy of the Somersetshire Family of Meriet, pp. 28-29

Isabel married George de Meriet, son of John de Meriet and Margaret.1282 (George de Meriet was born about 1300 in Merriott, Somerset, England 1282 and died in 1328 in Somerset, England 1271.)

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