Philip de Draycote
(Abt 1150-After 1212)
Hugh/Richard de Draycote
Sir Richard de Draycote Knight & Justice of Chester
(Abt 1200-Abt 1268)


Family Links

1. Aliva de Legh

2. Lady Orabilie

Sir Richard de Draycote Knight & Justice of Chester

  • Born: Abt 1200, Draycote-in-le-Moors, Cheadle, Staffordshire, England 193
  • Marriage (1): Aliva de Legh 141
  • Marriage (2): Lady Orabilie
  • Died: Abt 1268, Draycote-in-le-Moors, Cheadle, Staffordshire, England about age 68 193

bullet  Information about this person:

• From Gen-Medieval Archives: Sir Richard de Draycott . 193
Subject: Sir Richard de Draycott (d. ca. 1268) and the identity of 'Lady Orabilie'
Date: Wed, 19 May 2004 23:34:20 EDT
1 Sir Richard de Draycott
Birth: ca 1200[1]
Death: ca 1268[1]
Father: Hugh de Draycott
Knt., of Paynsley, co. Staffs.
he m. 1st Aliva de Legh,
2nd _______,
3rd Orabel (or Orabilis)[1]

Spouse: Aliva de Legh[1]
Father: Robert de Legh

Children: Sir Philip (-<1294)

Other Spouses Orabel ['Lady Orabilie'; SEE BELOW]

1.1 Sir Philip de Draycott
Death: bef 8 Jul 1294[1] of Paynsley, co. Staffs.

'Legal actions taken by his wife after his death show that he held estates in Butterdon, Kingsley, Leigh, Orslow and Whiston, co. Staffs. and in Draycott and Calton, co. Derby.'[1]

" Gift (and transcript) by Philip, Lord of Draycot to Lady Orabilie once wife of Lord Richard his father, of all his land with all appurtenancesin the villein of Kalton for homage and service, and two oaks of his wood of Wyston "in the view (visum) of his forester": to be held by Lady Orabilie her heirs and assigns except for monks and Jews, paying annually a pair of white gloves for all services and suit of court: for this gift the Lady Orabilie will marry her daughter Letitia to Philip's eldest son Richard.
Witnesses: Lord William de Kaveswall, [Caverswall] then Sheriff of Stafford and Salop, Philip de Leg [Leigh], William de Chetilton [Cheddleton], Richard Basset, William de Yppeston [Ipstones] Ralph Basset, Roger de Vernay, Thomas de Kersewall, Henry de Brad, Richard de Fowall and others "
- PRO, Derbyshire Record Office: Okeover of Okeover [D231M/T -D231M/M], D231M/T319 [3]

Spouse: Alice Colevyle
Death: bef Apr 1301[1]

Children: Sir Richard (ca1250-1321)

1.1.1 Sir Richard de Draycott
Birth: ca 1250[1]
Death: 1321[1]

Knt., of Paynsley, co. Staffs. summoned for military service in Flanders, 1297, and in 1298 and 1301 against the Scots[1]

Spouse: Lettice de Beke
Death: ca 1280[1]
Father: Robert de Beke, of Tene, co. Staffs.
Mother: Orabel [ 'Lady Orabilie' ]

Children: Sir Philip (-1308)
Sir Robert (ca1271->1330) Sir Robert de Beke
Birth: ca 1271[1]
Death: aft 4 Mar 1330[1] of Tene, co. Staffs. inherited the lands of his mother, and adopted her name seised of the manor of Munslow, co. Salop, 1312 summoned to attend a council of the King at Westminster, 1324 witness to a deed of Isabel Basset, 4 Mar 1330[1]

Spouse: Elizabeth

Children: Sir Robert (-1346) Sir Robert de Beke
Death: 1346[1] of Tene, co. Staffs. and Hopton, co. Salop
summoned to attend at Roxburgh for military service, 24 Dec 1334[1]

Spouse: Mary[1]
Children: Sir Nicholas (-1369) Sir Nicholas de Beke
Death: 1369[4] of Hopton, co. Salop and Tene, co. Staffs., fought at the Battle of Crecy, 1346; also at the siege of Calais, 1347, served in the retinue of Ralph, Earl of Stafford, 1359[1]

2nd husband of Margaret de Stafford[4]

Spouse: Joan de Stafford
Father: Ralph de Stafford (1301-1372), 1st Earl of Stafford
Mother: Katherine de Hastang (-<1336)

Children: Elizabeth (-<1374) Elizabeth de Beke
Death: bef 1374[8], identified as daughter of Sir Nicholas de Beke and Joan de Stafford in
pedigree of Stafford[9]

Spouse: Sir Robert de Swinnerton
Death: bef 12 Nov 1396[10]
Father: Sir Thomas de Swinnerton (-1361)
Mother: Maud de Holand (->1363)
Marr: bef 1357[8]

Children: Maud (ca1370-) Maud de Swinnerton
Birth: ca 1370[10]

m. 1st Humphrey de Peshale,
2nd Sir William de Ipstones,
3rd Sir John Savage of Clifton (d. 1450)[10],[11]


1. Pedigree, Draycott of Paynsley Descent from Hugh de Draycott of Paynsley, co. Staffs.
comp. by Robert O'Connor,
2. "International Genealogical Index," IGI:
3. "Public Record Office Archives,"
4. Pedigree, Noel of Hilcote, Descent from Robert Noel, of Ellenhall, co. Staffs. comp. by Robert O'Connor,
5. John Burke, Esq., "A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Commoners of Great Britain and Ireland," Family Archive Image (Notable British Families), Vol. I, pp. 533-534 (Salvain), 488 (Dugdale), part of compiled work, Burke's American Families with British Ancestry, (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1975).
6. "Dormant, Abeyant, Forfeited and Extinct Peerages," Burke's Peerage, from Family History: Notable British Families, p. 460 (Ros).
7. Pedigree, Pole of Radbourne Descent from John de la Pole comp. by Robert O'Connor,
8. Douglas Richardson, "Plantagenet," Jan 20, 2003, email
9. Pedigree of Stafford, Earls of Stafford Descent from Robert de Stafford comp. by Robert O'Connor,
10. Frederick L. Weis, Th. D., "The Magna Carta Sureties, 1215," Baltimore: Gen Pub Co., 5th ed., 1997 (W. L. Sheppard Jr & David Faris).
11. Pedigree, Swynnerton of Swynnerton, Descent from John de Swynnerton comp. by Robert O'Connor,

• Web Reference: History of the Draycott Family .
Sir Richard Draycote was Justice of Chester, was knighted in 1244-1250 and died sometime between 1260-1268. Sir Richard married at least twice or possibly three times. His first wife was Aliva de Legh of Leigh near Uttoxter. His third wife, who survived him, was Orabilis. Orabilis was sister of Sarra de Thene (Tean), and she had previously been married to a Robert de Bek. Orabilis wasn't married to Sir Richard for long because in 1272 it was recorded that she was the wife of Sir William Wyther. Sir Richard had sons Philip, Roger and Richard. Richard was likely the son of Orabilis.

The author of this website cites W. Fowler Carter's "History of the Draycott Family" from the 1925 edition of Collections for a History of Staffordshire, edited by the William Salt Archaeological Society as his source.

Richard married Aliva de Legh, daughter of Robert Legh and Unknown.141

Richard next married Lady Orabilie.

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