- Born: Bracewell, Yorkshire, England
- Marriage: Elena Tang 1226
Information about this person:
• Background Information. 831
Richard Tempest, of Bracewell, who gave in 1223, the advowson of the church of that place to the abbot of Kirkstal.
~Burke's A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Commoners of Great Britain and Ireland, Vol. I, pg. 289
• Background Information: Articles on the Tempest Family On Some Notes on Medieval English Genealogy. 1226
In November 1220 (Mich: 5 Henry iii) the abbot of Kirkstall, by Richard Prest, sued Richard Tempest in a plea of last presentation to (Bracewell) church [Curia Regis Ro. 78 Mich. 5. Henry 3, m.2] and in June 1222, Richard Tempest was demandant at the York Assizes against the abbot of Kirkstall concerning the ad-vowson of "Brachewell" church, and was given until July 5 for default of recognitors, for no one came [ibid., No.81, Trin. 6 Henry iij, m.8]. The dispute was probably settled out of Court as it does not reappear on the Rolls and by charter to which Hugh de Lelay, Richard Gramatico, Simon de Marton, John de Stock, Roger de Kychelay, Richard and Ranulf his sons, and Paul, now bailiff for the Arch-bishop at Ottelay are witnesses, "Ricardus filius Rogeri Tempest de Bracewell" released to the abbot and Convent of Kirkstall, all claim or title which he or his antecessors had in the church and advowson of Braicewell and its appur-tenances [Dodsw. MSS, vol. 8, fol.28]. In December 1221, the abbot of Kirkestall had presented Michael de Torinton to the church of "Brauncewell" [Archb: Gray's Reg: Surtees Soc: vol. 56, p.33]. Sometime before 1223 Richard Tempest confirmed to Robert de Stiveton the gift of ˝ a carucate of land in Threplands, with 2 tofts in Crachow, which Alice my Mother gave in free marriage with Agnes to the said Robert; the witnesses being, J. now prior of Bolton (1205-1222), Peter Guillot, now constable of Skipton, Peter de Plumpton (alive 1213), William de Stiveton, Hugh de Kalton (dead by January 1222-3), William de Hebden, Peter de Marton, William de Hertlington and Eustace de Rilleston [Dodsw: MSS, vol. 83, fo1.14]. By undated charter, Rich-ard fil Rogeri Tempest de Braycewell, quitclaimed Robert dil [SIC, should be "de"] Hackehouse and William his son of all services due to his mill of Bracewell on the land they acquired from him in the vill of Stook, William de Marton, Edmund de Horton and others being witnesses [Dodsw: MSS, vol. 155, fol. 164]. Richard Tempest was witness (circa 1220) with Peter Gillot, then bailiff of Skipton, John prior of Bolton, William de Hebeden, William de Stiveton, Richard de Tanke, Roger de Kithelay, Eustace de Rilleston etc: to the grant by Malger le Vavasour to Robert le Vavasour his son of 12 bovates in Elslack [Collect: Geneal: et Topo: vol. 6, p. 126, Charter No. 3].
Richard Tempest married Elena, daughter and coheir of Richard de Tang, and sister to Richard de Tang to whom her father gave vj bovates of land in Bracewell and Stock [Harrison's Hist: of Yorks, vol. 1, p.105].
Richard married Elena Tang, daughter of Richard de Tang and Unknown. 1226