Thomas de Chuckeney
- Born: Abt 1100, Nottinghamshire, England
- Marriage: Emma 1201
Another name for Thomas was Thomas de Cukeney.
Noted events in his life were:
• Background Information. 1085
Walter, son of Piers and Beatrice, married Agnes, one of the three daughters and coheirs of Simon Fitz Simon, of Brikesworth in Northamptonshire and his wife, Isabel, the daughter and heir of Thomas de Cukeney, founder of the Wellbeck Abbey. His son and heir was named Peter who was followed by Peter's son, another Walter de Fauconberge.
~Bank's The Dormant and Extinct Baronage of England, Vol. II, p. 176
• Background Information. 1357
Sir Walter and his brother Stephen, married two sisteres, Agnes and Petronel, the daughters and co-heirs of Simon Fitz Simon of Brikesworth in Northamptonshire, by Isabel his wife, daughter and heir of Thomas de Cukeney, founder of Welbeck Abbey, Notts..
~The Ancestry of the Earl of Wigton, p. 54
• Background Information. 1201
Joceus de Flemangh came to the conquest of England, in the time of William duke of Normandy, and acquired in Cukeney the third part of a knights fee, and the said Joce [Regist. de Welleb. p. I, & 292] (afterwards frequently called Coste) begot a certain son Richard by name. In the same town of Cukeney [Test. de Nev] there dwelt (or remained) a certain man who was called Gamelbere (or Gamelkere) who was an old Drenghe (or Dreyinghe) before the conquest. Gamelbere died without heirs of himself, and the land was an eschaet in the hand of king Henry the first. And that king gave that land to Richard, son of the said Joce and his heirs, to be held of him by the said service. And the said Richard took a wife in Nottingham, by name N. and begot on her a son called Richard; she died, and this Richard took another wife, cousin of the earl of Ferrers; and that earl would not give him his cousin unless he would give his said cousin, and her heirs of her to be begotten, some land. And the said Richard, before he married Hawife, the cousin of the earl, gave her and the heirs of her to be begotten, two carucats of land in Cukenay, which the said king gave him by the said service; (which some will think had relation to the name of Ferrers). And the said Richard on her begot a certain son, by name Thomas; and the said Thomas was nourished in the kings court, and after the death of Richard his father, held that land by the service aforesaid of the said king well and in peace untill the old war: and then he made himself a castle in the said land of Cukeney; for this Thomas was a warlike man (or souldier) in the whole war.- And after the said war, the kingdom of England being pacisied, and king Henry the second reigning, he founded the abby of Welbeck. This Thomas took to wife Emma, and begot on her a daughter Isabell by name. After the death of the said Thomas, the said Isabell his daughter was in the custody (or wardship) of the king, by reason of the two carucats of land in Cukeney. And the said king gave the custody and marriage of the said Isabell to Simon Fitz-Simon, who married her, who gave the mill of Cukeney with the appurtenances, and custom, and works, lying to it, to the abby of Welbeck; and all their land in Deystorth and Bastegate, and their whole land which they had at Langwaith, and one bovat in the field of Cukeney upon Hattefeild, &c. And the said Simon begot on the said Isabell three daughters, viz. Agnes, Isabel, and Petronilla (or Parnell) and after the deaths of Simon and Isabel their said three daughters were in the kings custody; and the king gave their custody and marriage to sir Walter de Fawcomberg; and the said Walter himself married the said Agnes the eldest; and gave Isabell the second to Walter de Riebos to wife; and Patronilla the third he gave to Stephen de Faucomberg his brother to wife, with the said two carucats in Cukeney, which he held of the king, reserving to himself and his heirs the advowson of the abby of Welbek, quit from the said Petronilla and her heirs, as appears by a fine levyed between them in the kings court. The said Walter and Agnes confirmed to the said abby all the gifts of the said Thomas de Cukeny, and Simon Fitz-Simon, and Isabell his wife.
Peter, son of Walter de Faucomberg, released from himself and his heirs to the said abby all the right in that demand, which he had against the said abby concerning the prestation or performance of one palsrey to him, to be done of every abbat newly made or created.
Walter de Faucomberg, son and heir of Peter de Faucomberg, likewise released all that demand which he exacted concerning the palsrey, &c.
Thoroton's History of Nottinghamshire, Vol. III, pp. 371-377
Thomas married Emma.1201