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Giles de Erdington

Male - Aft 1359

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  • Name Giles de Erdington  [1, 2, 3
    Birth of Erdington, Aston, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Gender Male 
    Death Aft 10 Jun 1359  [4, 5, 6, 9
    Alternate death Aft 30 Jun 1359 
    Person ID I8910  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of DK, Ancestor of JTS, Ancestor of TNH, Ancestor of TSW, Ancestor of TWK, Ancestor of UKL, Ancestor of XYZ
    Last Modified 6 Jan 2018 

    Father Henry de Erdington,   b. Abt 1274, of Erdington, Aston, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Aft 1340 (Age ~ 67 years) 
    Mother Joan de Wolvey,   b. Abt 1285, of Wolvey, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Marriage Bef Jun 1315  [4, 9
    Family ID F4993  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth de Tolethorpe,   b. of Tolethorpe Manor, Little Casterton, Rutland, England Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 26 May 1375 
    +1. Margaret de Erdington,   b. of Erdington, Aston, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Jun 1395
    Family ID F2415  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 5 May 2024 

  • Notes 
    • Also called Giles de Eardiston.

      From Complete Peerage V:87-8:

      "Sir Giles de Erdington, of Erdington, Shawbury, Corfe Mullen, and Barrow-on-Soar, son and heir. On 20 June 1343 he received a pardon for having acquired without licence the manor of Shawbury from his father, and on 11 July 1345 a pardon for not having taken up knighthood by the Feast of St. Lawrence last past, pursuant to the proclamation. He was on the King's service in Flanders in the retinue of Sir John de Montgomery in 1346, but returned to England before 20 January 1346/7, owing to severe illness. On 1 December 1352 he obtained an exemption for life from being put on assizes, juries, &c., and from being appointed mayor, sheriff, escheator, &c., against his will.

      "He married Elizabeth, younger daughter and coheir of William de Tolthorpe, of Tolthorpe, Rutland, by Alice, daughter of Sir Ralph de Normanville, of Empingham in that county. He was living 10 June 1359. His widow died 26 May 1375."

      From: 'Knossington', A History of the County of Leicestershire: Volume 5: Gartree Hundred (1964), pp. 187-193:


      "Knossington lies on the borders of Rutland, nine miles south-east of Melton Mowbray and four miles west of Oakham. The ancient parish consisted of 1,469 a. and belonged to a detached part of the hundred of Gartree, lying north-east of the main area. In 1930 the benefices of Knossington and Cold Overton (Framland hundred) were united, and in 1936 the new ecclesiastical parish became the present civil parish of Knossington, 3,198 a. in area.

      "In 1228 Ralph de Nowers was stated to hold the manor of Robert de Tatershall. The Nowers family remained the tenants in demesne until at least 1308, at Robert de Tatershall's death. In 1319 William and Alice Playz sold the manor to Thomas de Tolthorp and his wife Alice, and although the Nowers family continued to hold land in the parish until later in the 14th century, it seems probable that the manor passed from their ownership between 1308 and 1319. Thomas Tolthorp's daughter Elizabeth married Giles de Erdington, the owner of a manor at Barrow on Soar, and the manor descended in this family, probably until the death of Sir Thomas de Erdington in 1467."

  • Sources 
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