Sir Edmund de Thorpe Knight
- Born: 29 Aug 1319, Ashwellthorpe, Depwade, Norfolk, England 141
- Marriage: Joan Baynard 141,1229
- Died: Bef 12 May 1393, Ashwellthorpe, Depwade, Norfolk, England 141
Information about this person:
• Background Information. 141
Edmun de Thorpe, Lord Thorpe, brother and heir of John 3rd Baron de Thorpe, dsp. 23 Oct 1340, born 29 Aug 1319, was to receive his brother's lands, having done homage, 10 Jan 1340/1. He was never summoned to Parliament but was Knight of the shire for Norfolk, 1371 (twice), 1379, 1380 and 1384. He fought at Crécy, 26 Aug 1346, and was at the siege of Calais. With his uncle, Edmund de Hengrave, he was accused, March 1352/3, of having murdered shipwrecked mariners and stolen their goods on 1 November last past. On 20 April 1360 he had protection, being overseas with Lancaster. He was a Commissioner for Norfolk concerning the rights of the Crown in relief and escheat, 1367, and lands held in chief of the King, 1368; a Commissioner there of oyer and terminer frequently from 1367, and of array, 1367 and 1385; Keeper of Norwich Castle and Sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk, 1369-71; a Commissioner to enforce the Statute of Labourers, 1369, assessor of taxation, 1371 and 1379, and Commissioner de walliis et fossatis, 1388, all in Norfolk; one of the guardians of the temporalities of the Bishopric of Norwich, 22 February to 24 October 1385; and was among those appointed to prepare Yarmouth against a possible French invasion, 1386.
Sir Edmund de Thorpe married, before 1342/43, Joan, sister of Thomas, daughter of Robert Baynard*, of Colkirk and Gateley, Norfolk, by (it would seem) Lucy, daughter and heir of Roger Atte Eshe [de Fraxinis] of the same. Sir Edmund de Thorpe died shortly before 12 May 1393, when his will was proved in the Consistory Court of Norwich, and was buried at Ashwellthorpe. No Inquisition post mortem remains. His widow died February 1399/1400 at Colkirk, Norfolk, and was buried with him.
*Robert Baynard was the son of Robert Baynard, of Hautbois and Wheatacre, Norfolk, who died shortly before 22 Feb 1329/30, leaving a widow, Maud, and a son and heir Thomas.
~Cokayne's Complete Peerage, 2nd Edition, Vol. XIIA, pp. 722-723
Edmund married Joan Baynard, daughter of Robert Baynard and Lucy Atte Eshe 141.,1229 (Joan Baynard died in Feb 1400 in Colkirk, Norfolk, England 141.)