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Thomas de Erdington

  • Born: Erdington, Aston, Warwickshire, England
  • Marriage: Roesia de Cocfelde 141,1115
  • Died: 1217-1218, Erdington, Aston, Warwickshire, England 141

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• Background Information. 141
Giles de Erdington
was the son and heir of Thomas de Erdington, of Erdington, to whom King John gave the manors of Wellington and Shawbury, Salop. on 3 Nov 1212, and confimed the honor of Montgomery, with the manor Badmondisfield, Suffolk, &c., which he acquired from Stephen de Stanton and Robert his son, 18 Jan 1214/5 [Charter Rolls, 14 John, m.3; 16 John, m.5; Close Roll, 16 John, p.2, m.11]. Thomas de Erdintone sapientissimus et fascundissimus obiit Wigornie xiij kal Aprilis (20 Mar 1217/8) cucullatus" [Annales de Wigornia, p.410], leaving a widow, Rohese de Cocfeld [Close Roll, 2 Hen. III, m.8; Patent Roll, m.6: Ch. Inq. p.m, Hen. III, file 42, no.20]

~ Cokayne's Complete Peerage, 2nd Edition, Vol. V, (Erdington), p. 85, footnote (d)

• Background Information. 1119
Thomas, the father of Giles de Erdington, was of an opulent family seated at Erdington, near Aston, in Warwickshire. He was Sheriff of Shropshire and Staffordshire, and chamberlain to King John, in whose service he was honorably and frequently employed. He died in 2 Henry III, when his possessions were placed under the of William, earl marshal. He married Roesia, the widow of Adam de Cokefield, and at his death left a daughter, Mary, who was then the widow of William Fitz Alan, Lord of Clun.

~ Edward Foss, The Judges of England, p. 319

[Sources cited: Dugdale's Baronage, ii. 111; Chron. Joscelini de Brakelonda, 141; Rot. Claus. i. 113, 156, 167, 168]

• Background Information. 1115
In 1203, Thomas de Erdinton, the son of William, obtained the valuable acquisition of Ralph de Someri, Lord of Dudley, of the Manor of Aston to hold by him and his heirs by the rather curious tenure, that of rendering a pair of gilt spurs, or the price of them, payable at Easter for all services and demands whatsoever.

Sir Thomas, on account of his attachment to King John, was greatly honored by that monarch, and in 1205, was appointed Sheriff of the counties of Salop and Stafford and Chamberlain to the King. In 1213, he was with Ralph Fitz Nicholas, sent on a secret embassy to treat with one of the Morrish Soldans of Spain for assistance on behalf of the King against the rebellious Barons.

On the return from the embasssy, Thomas compounded with the Stauntons for the honor of Montgomery, and in 1215, he purchased the warship and marriage of the son and heir of William Fitz Alan with the intention of marrying his daughter, Maria, to him for the consideration of 5,000 marks; Randolph Blundeville , Earl of Chester, and other nobles being sureties. Thomas was ordered in 1216 by the King to proceed against the Marmoins of Tamworth Castle which he did effectively, taking many prisoners and a large store of munitions of war.

Sir Thomas died about 1219, assigning the manor of Erdington and Aston to his wife, Lady Rosia in trust for his son Giles, who was then a minor.

~ The Antiquary, Vol. XVI, "The Erdingtons or Erdington," p.190

Thomas married Roesia de Cocfelde 141.,1115 (Roesia de Cocfelde died after 1218 in Warwickshire, England 141.)


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