- Marriage: Sir Edmund de Thorpe Knight 141,1229
- Died: Feb 1400, Colkirk, Norfolk, England 141
Noted events in her life were:
• Background Information. 141
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. 722-723b
• Background Information. 1229
Sir Richard de la Rokele was found to die seized of it by the service of 3 fees, valued at 31l£ and chattels valued at 9£ in the 24th of the said King, and Richard was his son and heir, who by the eschaet rolls died in the 32nd of the aforesaid reign, lord of this town, held by two parts of three knights fees, with Margery his wife, who survived him, valued at 20£ and of the lordship of Gately valued at 5l£ 4s. per ann. leaving Maud his sister and heir, the 3rd part of these manors being held in jointure by his mother, whose name seems to be Cecilia.
Maud, sister and heir to her brother, appears to have married Sir Roger de Fraxino, or Atte-Ash: in the 35th of Edward I. he and Maud had a writ ad quod damnum, for changing a way in this town, and died lord in the 1st of Edward II. leaving Lucia his daughter and heir, aged 2 years, who afterwards was the wife of Robert Baynard, son of Robert Baynard of Whetacre: and in the 3rd of Edward III. Robert Baynard and Lucia, by a fine levied between them and Symon, parson of Whetacre, Adam de Sheringham, and John de L'Esh, settled on John, this manor and advowson, and the manor of Gatele, with messuages and lands in Gunthorp and Field-Dalling, paying to Robert for life 40 marks per ann. out of this, and 20 marks out of Gatele manor per ann. and in the next year this manor was settled by fine on Lucia for life, remainder to Thomas Baynard, son of Lucia, and Maud and Joan his sisters; remainder to Lucia's heirs.
On an inquisition taken April 16, in the 4th of Edward III. Robert Baynard was found to die seized of it for life, by the courtesy of England, being the inheritance of Lucia his wife, late deceased, held of the Bishop of Norwich of his manor of North Elmham, by the service of paying at the end of every 32 weeks 10d. castle guard.
~An Essay Towards a Topographical History of the County of Norfolk: Vol. IX, pp. 471-477
Joan married Sir Edmund de Thorpe Knight, son of Sir Robert Thorpe Knight and Beatrix de Hengrave 141.,1229 (Sir Edmund de Thorpe Knight was born on 29 Aug 1319 in Ashwellthorpe, Depwade, Norfolk, England 141 and died before 12 May 1393 in Ashwellthorpe, Depwade, Norfolk, England 141.)