John de Delves
(1270-After 1302)
Richard de Delves Esquire
(1295-After 1339)


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Richard de Delves Esquire

  • Born: 1295, Delves Hall, Staffordshire, England
  • Marriage: Unknown
  • Died: After 1339, Delves Hall, Staffordshire, England 975

bullet  General Notes:

~George Ormerod's The History of County Palatine and City of Chester, Vol III, pg. 522, Richard Delves of Delves hall, Staffordshire, an esquire of James lor Audley, 8 Edward III, and constable of the caslte, of Helegh, married to Amicia. Children shown are: Sir Henry de Delves married first to Katherine, daughter of Sir John de Arderne, married second to Margaret daugter of William de Bretreton; Sir John de Delves; Thomad Delves, chaplain to Sir John; Joane, wife of ____ Walton of Bromley; and Alice. 713

~Burke's A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Extinct and Dormant Baronetcies, 1844 edition, p. 156, living in the time of Edward II and Edward III, in later reign was constable of Heleigh Castle, near Betley. 779

bullet  Information about this person:

• Background Information. 806
Delves Hall, 31 Edward I, was the seat of John de Delves. His son, Richard, was constable of Heleigh castle. Richard had two sons, John and Henry. John was one of the four esquires who attended James, lord d'Audely at the battle of Poitiers, where they highly distinguished themslves. He died without issue 11 Richard II (1387), and was succeeded by his brother, Sir Henry, whose son and heir, Sir John Delves, 16 Richard II, was a knight in parliament for Sraffordshire county. From him descended Sir John Delves, who was in favor with King Henry VI, and was slain at the battle of Tewkesbury, 1471. His son was beheaded two days afterwards, by Edward IV. Sir Thomas Delves, the last male of the family was created baronet. His only daughter and heir, Elizabeth, married Sir Brian Broughton.
~A Survey of Staffordshire, pgs. 381-382

• Dates & Events. 975
Richard de Delves, of Delves Hall, 1312-1339, married Amice and their children were John, Henry, Thomas and Alice.

Earlies ecords for Richard de Delves:

1305, Richard de Delves gives a Mark for a license of Concord with Adam Knottick and Joan, his wife, on a plea Warranty by Charter. [Plea. Rolls. E.I.]

1305, Richard de Delves sure Ralph de Bromleigh and Agnes his wife in Plea that they should warrant him a bovate of land in Dymmesdale which he held and claimed to hold of them; and for wich he held their deed. [Staffs. Plea Rolls. E.I, Easter, Mem. 428 dorso]

1312, Richard de Delves is conveyed to acres of land in Dymmesdale by Robert Cnotton.

1314, Robert son of Robert, Lord of Cnotton, conveys to Richard Delves, clerk, the whole of his land in Hollerudinge, within the fee of Cnotton. 7 E. 2

Lastest Records:

1335 Aug 3, Richard del Delves is granted a pardon by James d'Audeleie, Lord of Roughe Chastle and Heleie.

1336, James d'Audeleleie, Lord of Rouge Chastel and Heleie, conveys six acres of land at Haywode in Cheshire to Hugh son of Richard del Delves

1336, James d'Audeleie, Lord of Rouge Chastel and Heleie, conveys sixteen acres of land at Haywode in the County of Chester to Richard del Delves, for a chief rent of 5/4. Give at haywode, Monday before the Feast of the nativity of Saint John the Baptist.

1339, Richard de Delves is succeeded by his eldest son, John.

~Records of an Old Cheshire Family, pp. 3-6

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