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Bartholomew de Chesney

Male - Aft 1189


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  • Name Bartholomew de Chesney  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died Aft 1189  [3
    Person ID I9216  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of DDB, Ancestor of JTS, Ancestor of TNH, Ancestor of TSW, Ancestor of TWK
    Last Modified 31 Aug 2018 

    Children 
    +1. Isabel de Chesney,   d. Bef 1203
    Last Modified 12 Nov 2015 
    Family ID F5230  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Also called de Channay.

      "In the 12th century Bartholomew de Chesney held part of Addington by the service of a dish, of whose gift is not known. Richard I granted it to Peter son of the Mayor of London (i.e. of Henry Fitz Aylwyn, the first mayor) with Isabella the heiress of Bartholomew de Chesney. Afterwards King John granted the manor to Ralph Parmentier, who married Joan the younger daughter of Peter. This Ralph was a merchant tailor and citizen of London. Peter's elder daughter Margaret, who married Ralph de Clere, apparently was childless. On the death of Ralph Parmentier the manor came back into the king's hands and was granted to William Aguillon, Joan's second husband. From him this moiety was called AGUILLONDS, AGLANDS and so on in various corruptions. He, too, held the manor by serjeanty of making a hotchpotch in a yellow dish in the king's kitchen on the day of his coronation, himself or by deputy. The dish was called Girunt, or if sage were added Maupigernoun. In 1219 William Aguillon and Joan conveyed to Henry Bataille half a virgate of land in Addington. They had a son Robert, who was a devoted Royalist in the civil wars of the reign of Henry III. In 1248 he obtained a grant of free warren in his demesne lands of Addington and in 1270 licence to embattle his house there. Robert, who died in February 1285 - 6, left a daughter Isabella, who married Hugh Bardolf. The manor remained in this family for some generations and was called Bardolf's. In 1303 Hugh Bardolf died, and in 1318 Isabella enfeoffed James de Moun, by whom it was conveyed to herself for life with remainder to her son Thomas Bardolf and his heirs." [From "Parishes: Addington", in A History of the County of Surrey: Volume 4, ed. H. E. Malden, London, 1912, otherwise known as VCH Surrey. Pages 164-168.]

      Evidently in 1661, at the coronation of Charles II, then then-holder of Addington, Thomas Leigh, "made a mess of pottage called Diligrout and brought it to the king at his table as he was ordered by the court of claims. The king accepted the service, but did not taste of it." Jim Weber notes that this serjeanty of "making a hotchpotch in a yellow dish in the king's kitchen on the day of his coronation" is now held by the Archbishops of Canterbury by virtue of their acquisition of Addington and its honors in 1807, despite the fact that the manor itself was sold to a private citizen in 1899.

      See also our entry for Sir Robert Aguillon d. 1286.

  • Sources 
    1. [S2158] Pedigree and Progress: Essays in the Genealogical Interpretation of History by Anthony Wagner. London: Phillimore & Co., 1975.

    2. [S145] Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America Before 1700, by Frederick Lewis Weis and Walter Lee Sheppard, Jr. 8th edition, William R. Beall & Kaleen E. Beall, eds. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2004, 2006, 2008.

    3. [S350] The Victoria County History of Surrey. Portions online, linked from medievalgenealogy.org.uk.