Here is a list of references to the Avice Stafford, the daughter of Sir Richard Stafford of Southwick and his wife Maud Lovell (through whom Avice was sole heir of her great-great-grandfather Lord Bryan and her great-grandmother Alice de Bryan). From evidence included here, Avice was born in 1423, and married (some time before her 14th birthday) to James Butler, Earl of Wiltshire and 5th Earl of Ormonde. The evidence also shows that Avice died in 1457; from other sources we know she died without children. James remarried, but was executed after the Battle of Towton in 1461, still without children. The Bryan estates were then split between several claimants, but Sutton Poyntz passed to the Newburgh family as a result of a Court Arbitration (see below).

The entries here, for Richard Stafford and for James and Avice, are listed in date order. Actual quotes are in italics.

 

# Document Date Text Notes
  Ancient Deeds [k]
Vol 2 page 557
26 Jan
1431
Bond by William Hanbury, of Benhall, co. Worcester, gentleman, and Simon Rewell, hosier, dwelling in Bowyerrowe, London, to James de Ormond, knight, son and heir of the earl of Ormond, for £40. The date of this entry looks wrong. In 1431, James, the son of the Earl of Ormonde, was about 11 years old.
[31] Inquisitions post mortem [i]
16-20 Hen VI page 39
3 Jul 1437 Elizabeth, wife of the late Robert Lovell
Died 3 July 1437.
City of London. An inn in the parish of Holy Trinity the less in the ward of Vintry, annual value 5 marks, held of the king in free burgage.
Devon, Kent, Dorset, Somerset. No lands of the king.
Gloucestershire and march. No lands of the king. She had granted 12 June 1437 the manors of Oxenhall and Okle Grandison with other lands to Humphrey Stafford knight, Guy Whytyngton, John Fauntleroy, John Cheverell, William Combe and William Ketyll.
Hertfordshire and adjacent march of Wales. Laugharne manor, Syke manor (alias Walwyn's Castle)
Suffolk. Acton manor of the king in chief by knight service. 'Moreves' alias 'Marres' manor in Great Waldingfield. Overhall cum Silvesters manor in Bures St Mary. Layham, manor called Overbury Hall. Wherstead, manor called Wherstead Hall. Raydon, manor called Raydon Hall, with advowson of church.

[There follows a long account] She was seised [of the manors of Overhall, Great Waldingfield and Acton] in demesne as of fee tail by virtue of a fine levied at Westminster on the octave of Hilary 1383 [CP 25/1/289/53 no 78] between Guy de Bryene junior knight and Alice his wife, querents, and Guy de Bryene senior knight, William de Bryene knight and John de Rokwode, deforciants. Guy de Bryene senior, William and John granted them for them and the heirs of Guy that the manors of 'Moreves' and Overhall then held by Richard Waldegraue knight and Joan his wife for the life of Joan from the inheritance of Guy de Bryene senior, with reversion to Guy senior, William and John and the heirs of Guy and the manor of Acton then held by John de Sutton knight and Alice his wife for the life of Alice, also from the inheritance of Guy senior with the same reversion, should instead after the deaths of Joan and Alice wife of John, wholly remain to Guy junior and Alice his wife, and to the heirs of their bodies. By virtue of the fine, therefore, Richard Waldegraue and Joan, and John de Sutton and Alice his wife, attorned to Guy junior and Alice his wife.
Guy junior, Alice his wife, Joan and Alice wife of John afterwards died, and the manors remained to Elizabeth as daughter and heir of Guy junior and Alice his wife, according to the form of the fine. Elizabeth entered the manors and was seised in demesne in fee tail. She died so seised.
Richard de Sutton knight, Roger de Wolferston, John parson of Tendring, Denis parson of Raydon, Ralph Chamberleyn and John de Reydon were seaised in demesne as of fee of the manor of Layham alias Overbury Hall, to which manor belongs the advowson of the free chapel of Loyham. By charter they demised the manor and advowson to Alice who was the wife of Guy son of Guy de Bryene knight, daughter and heir of Robert de Bures knight and to the heirs of her body. She was thus seised in demesne as of fee tail and died seised of this estate. The manor descended to Elizabeth as her daughter and heir, according to the form of the demise. Elizabeth entered the manor and was seised in demesne as of fee tail. She died so seised.

[a history for Wherstead Hall and Raydon Hall then follows].
Essex. Foxearth, the manor. Borley, the manor. [The description quotes the same fine in 1383 as for Overhall, Gt Waldingfield and Acton]
This is the death of Avice's maternal grandmother, Elizabeth. Shortly before her death, she had put Oxenhall in Gloucestershire and Oakley Grandison in Devon into a Trust, with Humphrey Stafford as one of the trustees. Humphrey Stafford was Avice's paternal grandfather. From this, it seems likely that the Trust was for Avice's benefit.

Alice, wife of John de Sutton, was the grandmother of Alice de Bryan.
  Inquistions post mortem [i]
16-20 Hen VI page 90
11 Jul 1438 Avice, sister of Humphrey son of John earl of Arundel, wife of James Ormond knight
Regarding her inheritance as sister and heir of Humphrey son and heir of John late earl of Arundel and Maud lately his wife, daughter of Elizabeth who was the wife of Robert Lovell. Humphrey held of the king in chief, and died a minor in the wardship of the king. Avice is wife of James Ormond knight. The lands and tenements are in the custody of William Falan, baron of the Exchequer, John Hunte, Richard Sturgeon, John Sturgeon, Richard Alrede, John Jakes, Thomas Reynham, Richard Dunton, John Notte, Geoffrey Rokkell, Thomas Oskyn and Peter Upchare by commission of the king
[see CFR 1437-45 pp6-8, 11, 23-5]. Have them informed of the forthcoming proof of age.
[Dorset] They were separately informed by John Hore, Geoffrey Peny, Richard Dare and John Wey. Place and date of proof given. None of them attended.
Dorset. Proof of age. Dorchester. 11 July 1438.
Robert Grey, 50 years and more, sworn and diligently examined regarding the age of Avice, swears that she was born at Woodsford on 4 December 2 Hen VI, was baptised in the church there, and was aged 14 years on 4 December last. Asked how he knows, he says he was enfeoffed by John Dewy clerk, with an acre of land in Woodsford on the day of the birth and baptism. He thus well recollects that Avice is the said age.
William Leweston, 46 years and more, lost the vision in his right eye.
Hugh Warbelton, 43 years and more, says that John, his first-born son, was buried in the churchyard there.
Walter Chauntmarle, 60 years and more, fell from a chamber and broke his right shin.
Peter Mallyng, 66 yrs+, married Alice his wife in Woodsford church.
Thomas Ryssheton, 40+, says that Anastese his wife gave birth to his son Ralph who was baptised in Woodsford church on the day of the birth and baptism of Avice.
John Artour 50+ says that Ives his son betrothed Ellen daughter of William Wykeham at Woodsford
William Portlond 60+ was cutting the branches of an ash-tree in Woodsford, and cut his right hand
John Martyn 50+ say that his wife Edith gave birth to two sons, Vincent and Laurence.
Robert Stoury 50+ says that Alice his wife gave birth to a daughter named Margaret.
John Kychyn 56+ was enfeoffed with an acre of meadow in Woodsford by William Roo
John Drewer 70+ says that Adam Clynt enfeoffed him with an acre of wood in Woodsford, to hold to him and his heirs
Proof of age of Avice Stafford (already wife of James Ormond) born at Woodsford near Dorchester in December 1423
  Close Rolls [f]
1435-41 page 154
15 Jul 1438 To the escheator in Essex. Order to give James Ormonde knight and Avice his wife, sister and heir of Humphrey son and heir of John late earl of Arundell by Maud his wife daughter of Elizabeth who was wife of Robert Lovell, the said Avice being cousin and heir of the said Elizabeth, seisin of the lands of Elizabeth, as the said Humphrey died within age in ward of the king, and the said James has proved his wife's age before John Storke escheator in Dorset, and the king has taken his fealty.
Like writs to the escheator in Suffolk, the escheator in Herefordshire and the march of Wales adjacent, and to William Estfelde mayor of the city of London and escheator therein.
 
  Close Rolls [f]
1435-41 page 304
20 Jan 1439 To James Dormonde knight. Order under a pain of £2,000 to cease every excuse, and to be in person before the king on Tuesday next in order to answer touching these and other matters which shall be laid against him, bringing with him the persons hereinafter mentioned; as the king is credibly informed that certain persons with the said James repaired of late to the town of Cantebrigge, and there assaulted, beat, wounded and evil entreated servants of the household of John Tiptoft knight, so that their life is despaired of, and that they after drew to the said James as their refuge, aid and support, in breach of the peace, to the terror of the people, and for a pernicious example to many.
To John Tiptoft knight. Order to be in person before the king, to the end that he may may know by whose fault the affrays hereinafter mentioned were committed, and may then so punish the guilty parties that it shall be an example to others; as by reason of certain late affrays in the town of Cantebrigge between servants of the said John's household and certain persons with James Dormond knight, whereat the king is displeased, he has commanded the said James to be in person before him on Tuesday next.
 
  Patent Rolls [g]
1436-41 page 500
1439-41 [Commissions of the Peace to James Dormond, knight for Cambridgeshire]  
  Ancient Deeds [k]
Vol 6 pages 124, 297, 303 and Vol 1 pages 499, 504
1440 [Records of debts owed to James Ormond, knight]  
  Ancient Deeds [k]
Vol 6 page 101
3 Oct
1440
[Demise of land in Sybbesdon to James Ormond, knight and others]  
  Ancient Deeds [k]
Vol 3 page 335
1441 [Record of moneys received by James Ormond, knight]  
  Patent Rolls [g]
1436-41 page 500
12 Aug 1441 Licence for the alienation in mortmain by William Neweton, John Cheverell, Peter Derman, clerk, William Combe, William Ketill, Benedict Brent and William Hayne to Bartholomew, chaplain of the chapel of St. Helen in Childefrome, co. Dorset, of a toft, 60 acres of land, 8 acres of meadow and 16 acres of pasture in Haseweare and Crokkerestokke, co. Dorset, not held of the king, wherewith to celebrate daily divine service for the good estate of the king, James Ormond, knight, and Avice his wife, and of their souls after death, and for the souls of Robert Lovell and Elizabeth his wife, deceased, and of the king's and their ancestors and of all the faithful departed.  
  Ancient Deeds [k]
Vol 3 page 398
1442 [Deed showing in passing that James Ormond, knight, owns fishing waters near 'Bulkyngwere', perhaps in March]  
  Patent Rolls [g]
1441-46 page 468
1442-6 [Commissions of the Peace to James Dormond, knight, for the county of Cambridgeshire]  
  Close Rolls [f]
1441-47 page 45
1 Feb 1442 John Shardelowe to John Ormonde esquire, son of James earl of Ormonde, Thomas Ormonde esquire and James Ormonde knight, brothers of the said John, their heirs and assigns. Quitclaim with warranty of the manor of Fulburne co. Cantebrigge called Shardelowes. and of all lands etc. in Fulburne and Sanston called Shardelowes. John and Thomas succeeded James as earls of Ormonde
  Inquistions post mortem [i]
16-20 Hen VI page 462
27 May 1442 Humphrey Stafford knight
Died 27 May 1442. Heir Avice, wife of James de Ormond knight.
No lands held of king.
This is the death of Avice's grandfather, Humphrey Stafford.
  Patent Rolls [g]
1441-46 page 94
10 July 1442 Grant for life to the king's knight James Ormond, of the offices of sheriff of the counties of Kermerdyn and Cardigan, to hold himself or by deputy, with the usual wages, fees, rights and profits.  
  Ancient Deeds [k]
Vol 2 pages 436, 439, 440
1443 [Demise of land called 'le Glebe' in Fulborne to James Ormonde, knight, and others]  
  Patent Rolls [g]
1441-46 page 478
1443-4 [Commissions of the Peace to James Dormond, knight, for the county of Somerset]  
  Patent Rolls [g]
1441-46 page 469
1443-6 [Commissions of the Peace to James Dormond, knight, for the county of Dorset]  
  Inquistions post mortem [i]
21-25 Hen VI page 135
19 Nov 1443 Entry for Robert Greyndour, including land at Bledisloe and Aston Ingham held of the earl of Ormond, and land at Ley Bailey held of James Ormond, knight  
  Ancient Deeds [k]
Vol 6 page 329 and Vol 2 page 337
1445 Letters from Walter lord Hungerford, Bartholomew Brokesby, and John Daundesey, appointing Henry Leycestre, John de Rok, and Thomas Corf, their attorneys to deliver seisin to James de Ormond, knight, son and heir of the earl of Ormond, of their manor of Gannowe, and of all messuages, &c. in the towns of Frankeley, Chadeswych, Wyllyngwyk, Taddenhurst, and 'le Gannowe,' and elsewhere in the county, which they had, jointly with Joan de Beauchamp, lady Bergevenny, Richard, earl of Worcester, Richard Dalamare, John Braaz, and Nicholas Saucer, esquires, deceased, as well by the demise of Robert Walker, clerk, Walter Velmull, and Thomas Sture, as by quitclaim of Edmund Ruyhale, clerk, brother and heir of Richard Ruyhale. 20 November, 24 Henry VI. Two seals.

and

Letter of attorney by James de Ormond, son and heir of the earl of Ormond, authorising Wirehale (sic) and Thomas Byshulle to receive from Bartholomew Brokesby, esquire, seisin of the manors of Neuport Paynell and Little Lynford with the advowsons of two chantries in Neuport Paynell, lately held by the said Bartholomew jointly with Joan de Beauchamp, lady of Bergevenny, and others, of the grant of Hugh Burnell, knight, lord of Holgote and Weoleigh. 20 November, 24 Henry VI.
Delivery to James Butler of property of the late Joan de Beauchamp, sister of the 12th earl of Arundel.
  Patent Rolls [g]
1441-46 page 94
1 Jun 1446 [Commission to James Ormond, knight, William Stafford and others to gather loans in the counties of Somerset and Dorset for the king's benefit, with the power to offer securities from the royal revenues or assets]  
  Patent Rolls [g]
1446-52 page 83
3 Sep 1446 [Appointment of Richard, duke of York, as chief warden of the royal forests south of the Trent, in place of James Ormond, who had been doing the job temporarily]  
[34] Court record 1447 Arbitration award over a disagreement about the manor of Sutton Poyntz. 1447
[To all men to whom] these present writings shall come, William Brownyng, esquire, John Battescombe, Robert Tourges, and Thomas Husee send greetings.
Whereas discord has arisen between [John] Neuburgh, esquire of the one part and James Ormonde, knight and Amicia his wife of the other part, over the title to and possession of the manor of Sutton Poyntz in Dorset. Now at last the said parties and their friends have intervened to peacefully and tranquilly submit the said discord to the decision of William and John Battescombe, arbitrators for James and Amicia, and Robert Tourges and Thomas Husee, arbitrators for John Neuburgh.
The said James and Amicia and John Neuburgh have each entered into bonds for the sum of £1000 each to observe the decision.
The arbitrators have produced evidence and muniments concerning the said premises and after deliberation, judge the matter thus:
The said James and Amicia and John Neuburgh shall before Easter 1453 go before a Justice of the Kings Bench and recognise the said manor to be the right of William Selke, chaplain and William Combe, who are now enfeoffed of the said manor which they hold by the gift of James, Amicia and John, and they have released and quit-claimed the same to the said John Neuburgh.
The said John Neuburgh shall on cognisance before the Justice grant the said manor to William Selke and William Combe and a fine shall be engrossed within one month after Easter, between James, Amicia and John to the care and charge of James, William Selke and William Combe paying an annual rent of £50 out of the profits of the said manor to the said John Neuburgh and his heirs, to be paid four times a year.
And there shall be other clauses in the said fine about remainders and reversions in the event of failure of heirs on the part of James, Amicia or John, illegal entry into the title of the manor and provision to protect the succession to heirs from this, stipulations about the amount of rent to be paid each quarter and the days for paying, which are to be overseen by John, Abbott of Cerne.
Dated at Cerne, 24 November in the 26th year of the reign of Henry VI. [1447]
The original court record is held in the Dorset History Centre (index number D1815/50). It is in Latin, and has suffered some damage. The History Centre index states that this document includes a history of the manor of Sutton Poyntz, but on examination, this is not so.

It is clear that in 1447, the manor was held by James Butler, Earl of Ormond and his wife Amicia. The arbitrators awarded the manor to James and Amicia, with remainder (should James and Amicia die without issue, as indeed happened) to John Newburgh. The rights of the existing sub-tenants (Revd William Selke and William Combe) were recognised.
  Patent Rolls [g]
1446-52 page 124
9 Feb 1447 [Licence for Henry Grene to grant the manor of Wermestre, Wiltshire, to a group of trustees including James Ormond]  
  Inquistions post mortem [i]
21-25 Hen VI page 366
3 May 1447 Entry for Nicholas Carrewe including land at Romans' Castle, Pembrokeshire, held of the lord of Walwyn's Castle, i.e. James Ormond and his wife Avice, in right of Avice  
  Close Rolls [f]
1447-54 page 17
26 Oct 1447 [Quitclaim of land in Somerby and Little Dalton to a list of people (presumably trustees) including James Ormond knight]  
  Patent Rolls [g]
1446-52 page 589, 594
1447-51 [Commissions of the Peace to James Dormond, knight, in Dorset and Somerset]  
  Patent Rolls [g]
1446-52 page 139
8 Feb 1448 The like [commission to make inquisition in the county touching all wards, marriages, reliefs, escheats and forfeitures therein due and concealed from the king and touching all things concerning the same, and all alienations and purchases in mortmain without licence, escapes, concealments, sureties of the peace not observed, liveries of cloth given and received contrary to Statute and goods and merchandise shipped uncustomed and uncocketed] to the following in the following counties:
James de Ormond, knight, William Bonevile, knight, John Chediok, knight, Theobald Gorges, knight, William Stafford, William Carent, Alexander Hody, John Fylioll, John Austell, John Neuburgh, Richard Chok. John Stork. Thomas Gille and the sheriff. Bristol.
James de Ormond, knight, and others (as for Bristol) and the sheriff. Somerset and Dorset.
 
  Close Rolls [f]
1447-54 page 32
30 Nov 1448 James Ormond knight, son and heir of James le Botiller earl of Ormond, to John Neel master of St. Thomas of Acon London. Recognisance for £500 payable by instalments beginning immediately after the earl's death, to be levied etc. in Somerset. Condition, that this recognisance shall be void if James the son die in the earl's life time. James borrowing against his future inheritance. A footnote dated 1455 notes that James senior is dead and James junior still alive, so [sic] the condition is fulfilled.
  Patent Rolls [g]
1446-52 page 587, 590
1448 [Commissions of the Peace to James Dormond, knight, in Cambridgeshire and Leicestershire]  
  Patent Rolls [g]
1446-52 page 199
20 May 1449 [Pardon to John Salesbury late of Iwerne Courtenay. co. Dorset, 'souter', and Joan his wife, for not appearing before the king to answer charges of trespass by James Ormond, knight, and others]  
  Patent Rolls [g]
1446-52 page 298
25 Sep 1449 [Commissions to seek loans to cover the costs of the war, with power to allow security against the loans out of from sums allocated by Parliament, to the following in the following counties and places, to James, earl of Wiltshire, John Stourton, knight, John Chiddok, knight, William Stafford, William Caraunt, John Filoll and William Brounyng in Dorset, and to Th. bishop of Bath and Wells, James, earl of Wiltshire, William Botreaux, knight, Edward Hull, knight, Walter Rodeney, knight, Wiliiam Stafford, John Austyll and Alexander Hody in Somerset]  
  Fine Rolls [h]
Vol 18
1449-1453 [A number of tax collection commissions to James Butler (earl of Wilts) and others (including Humphrey Stafford and John Newburgh)]  
  Patent Rolls [g]
1446-52 page 377 & 378
10 Mar 1450 Commission to James, earl of Wiltshire, Robert Hungerford of Moleyns, knight, Peter Ardern, Nicholas Ayssheton and John Say, appointing them to make inquisition in the county of Southampton touching all treasons against the king's person and other treasons felonies, rebellions, insurrections, riots, routs, congregations, conspiracies and unlawful assemblies in the county.
Commission to James, earl of Wiltshire, John Talbot, knight, William Yelverton, John Blakney and Thomas Greswold, appointing them to make inquisition in Kent touching all treasons and other offences, as above, committed there.
 
  Close Rolls [f]
1447-54 page 194
11 Mar 1450 [Record of king’s council, attended by James earl of Wiltshire, at which the archbishop of Canterbury delivered two seals to the king, and received a letter of pardon]  
  Patent Rolls [g]
1446-52 page 433
10 Oct 1450 The like [commission of oyer and terminer touching all treasons, insurrections, rebellions, felonies, riots, routs, congregations, associations, gatherings and other offences as above] to James, earl of Wiltshire, Robert Hungerford, knight, Robert Hungerford of Moleyns, knight, John Prisot, William Yelverton, John Markham, Richard Byngham, John Portyngton, Nicholas Ayssheton, Robert Danvers, Walter Rodney, knight, William Stourton, knight, John Seymour, knight, John Wroghton, John Dewale and John Whitokesmede, in Wilts.  
  Patent Rolls [g]
1446-52 page 438
3 Dec 1450 Commission of oyer and terminer to Richard, earl of Warwick, Richard, earl of Salisbury, James, earl of Wiltshire, James de Audeley, knight, Thomas de Scales, knight, Nicholas Wyfold, mayor of London, John Prisot, Peter Ardern, John Markham, Richard Byngham, John Portyngton, Nicholas Ayssheton, Robert Danvers and Thomas Billyng, in London and the suburbs thereof, touching all insurrections, rebellions, felonies, robberies, offences, extortions, misprisions, contempts and deceptions committed therein since St. Leonard last.
The like to the same except Nicholas Wyfold and Thomas Billyng in Middlesex.
 
  Patent Rolls [g]
1446-52 page 597
1450-1 [Commissions of the Peace to James earl of Wiltshire, in Wiltshire]  
  Patent Rolls [g]
1446-52 page 442
27 Jan 1451 Commission of oyer and terminer to Henry, duke of Exeter, Edmund, duke of Somerset, William, earl of Arundel, John, earl of Shrewsbury, James, earl of Wiltshire, John, earl of Worcester, Henry, viscount of Bourghchier, Thomas de Roos, knight, Ralph de Cromwell knight, Ralph de Sudeley, knight, William Beauchamp of St. Amand, knight, John Prisot, Richard Byngham and John Portyngton, in Kent, touching all manner of offences committed therein since 8 July last [except certain matters for whom justices have already been appointed]  
  Patent Rolls [g]
1446-52 page 411
28 Feb 1451 [A long entry, licencing the transfer of the manor and advowson of Brianston, and the manor of Sutton Walrond, both of which had been transferred without royal licence to a group of people (presumably trustees) including James earl of Wiltshire and John Neuburgh]  
  Patent Rolls [g]
1446-52 page 477
20 May 1451 The like [commission of oyer and terminer] to Edmund, duke of Somerset, William, earl of Arundel, John, earl of Shrewsbury, James, earl of Wiltshire, John, earl of Worcester, Thomas de Roos, knight, Ralph de Cromwell, knight Edward Nevill of Bergeveny, knight, Ralph Boteler of Sudeley knight, William Beauchamp of St. Amand, knight, John Prysot John Portyngton and Richard Byngham, in Surrey and Sussex touching all treasons, insurrections, rebellions, felonies, trespasses lollardries, conspiracies, confederacies, false allegiances, riots, routs, congregations, unlawful gatherings, maintenances, ambidextries, champerties, extortions, oppressions, misprisions, offences, negligences, falsities, robberies, homicides, murders and deceptions since 8 July last.
The like to the same in Kent touching all offences since 27 January last.
The like to the same and John Fortescu, knight, in the counties of Southampton and Wilts.
 
  Patent Rolls [g]
1446-52 page 478
26 Jun 1451 Commission of oyer and terminer to Humphrey, duke of Buckingham, James, earl of Wiltshire, John, earl of Worcester, Ralph Botiller of Seudeley, knight, Wiliiam Yelverton, Richard Byngham, Robert Danvers, Edmund Hungerford, knight, and Wilham Lucy, esquire, in the county of Gloucester, touching all felonies, trespasses, extortions, oppressions, riots, routs, congregations, unlawful gatherings, misprisions, conspiracies, confederations, false allegiances, offences, defects and injuries.  
[35] Feet of Fines [j]

Volume 10, Page 372, Entry 90
1451 At Westminster, in the Octave of St Martin, 30 Henry VI. Between James Ormond, Earl of Wilts and Avicia his wife, querents, and William Selke and William Combe, deforciants, of the manor of Sutton Poyntz and the hundred of Colifordestre. Plea of covenant was summoned. William and William granted the manor and hundred to the Earl and Avicia, and rendered them to them at the Court. To have to the Earl and Avicia and the heirs of their bodies lawfully begotten. To hold of the chief lords of that fee by the services which to the said manor and hundred belong for ever. Should the Earl and Avicia die without heir of their bodies lawfully begotten, then the manor and hundred will wholly remain to the heirs of the body of Avicia lawfully begotten. To hold as aforesaid for ever. Should there be no such heir of the body of Avicia, then the manor and hundred wholly will remain to the heirs of the body of the Earl lawfully begotten. To hold as aforesaid for ever, with remainder in default of such to John Neuburgh, esquire, and the heirs of his body lawfully begotten. To hold as aforesaid for ever, with remainder after his death in default of such heirs to the right heirs of the said John. To hold as aforesaid for ever.

And later:

At Westminster, in the Octave of St Michael, 30 Henry VI. Between William Selke, clerk, and William Combe, querents, and James Ormond, Earl of Wilts and Avicia his wife and John Neuburgh, esquire, deforciants, of the manor of Sutton Poyntz and the hundred of Colifordestre. Plea of covenant was summoned. The Earl, Avicia and John acknowledged the manor and hundred to be the right of William Selke, as those which the said William and William Combe have by their gift, and they remitted and quit claimed the same for themselves and the heirs of John to William and William and the heirs of William Selke for ever. Moreover the Earl, Avicia and John granted for themselves and the heirs of John that they will warrant the manor and hundred to William and William and the heirs of William Selke against all men for ever. For this William and William gave to the Earl, Avicia and John five hundred marks of silver.
 
  Patent Rolls [g]
1446-52 page 525
19 Feb 1452 Pardon to James, earl of Wiltshire, of all trespasses, offences, misprisions, contempts and impeachments against the statute of liveries before 20 December last, whereof the punishment is a pecuniary penalty or imprisonment; and of the king's suit for all felonies, murders, rebellions, insurrections, congregations, riots, routs, combinations, conspiracies, confederations, trespasses, contempts, unlawful gatherings and other offences before the same date.  
  Patent Rolls [g]
1446-52 page 539
6 Mar 1452 Commission of oyer and terminer to James, earl of Wiltshire, William Beauchamp of St. Amand, knight, John Fortescu, knight, William Yelverton, Richard Byngeham, Nicholas Aysshton, Robert Danvers and John Seymour, knight, in Wilts, touching all trespasses, confederacies, false allegiances, riots, routs, congregations, unlawful gatherings, maintenances, extortions, oppressions, misprisions, offences, falsities, contempts, insurrections, mairnings and deceptions committed in the county by James Chaterton late of Chorleton, co. Wilts, ' gentilman,' or others. For 20s. paid in the hanaper.  
  Fine Rolls [h]
Vol 18 page 260
24 May
1452
[Orders to James Butler, earl of Wilts, for the keeping of the manor of Fordyngton in Dorset and other properties, currently in the king's hand]  
  Patent Rolls [g]
1446-52 page 580
6 Jul 1452 Commission of oyer and terminer to Humphrey, duke of Buckingham, Edmund, duke of Somerset, Richard, earl of Warwick, James, earl of Wiltshire, John, earl of Worcester, John, viscount of Lisle, knight, James de Audeley, knight, Robert Hungerford of Moleyns, knight, Robert Hungerford, knight, Ralph Cromwell, knight, Ralph de Seudeley, knight, John Beauchamp of Powyk, knight, John Stourton of Stourton, knight, William Beauchamp of St. Amand, knight, William Bonevyle of Chueton, knight, William Yelverton, John Markham, Richard Byngham, John Portyngton, Nicholas Aysshton and Ruben Danvers, in the counties of Wilts, Dorset, Somerset, Devon, Cornwall, Gloucester, Worcester, Hereford, Salop, Warwick and Stafford and the town and liberty of Bristol, touching all treasons, insurrections, rebellions, felonies, trespasses, lollardries, convocations, combinations, associations, conspiracies, misprisions, confederacies, false allegiances, riots, routs, robberies, plunderings, homicides, murders, rapes of women, congregations, unlawful gatherings, negligences, falsities, deceptions, contempts, concealments, maintenances, oppressions, extortions, champerties, ambidextries and other offences committed within the said counties and town  
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1446-52 page 584
20 Jul 1452 Commission of oyer and terminer to James, earl of Wiltshire, John Fortescu, knight, Richard Byngham, Robert Danvers, John Seymour, knight, and John Dewale, in Wiltshire, touching any trespasses, riots, injuries, offences and contempts committed in the county by Robert Charleton, Wibert Charleton, Walter Charleton and James Chaterton, gentlemen, all late of Charleton. co. Wilts. For 1 mark paid in the hanaper.  
  Patent Rolls [g]
1446-52 page 585
30 Jul 1452 The like to Henry, duke of Exeter, Humphrey, duke of Buckingham, Edmund, duke of Somerset, Richard, earl of Warwick, John, earl of Shrewsbury, John, earl of Worcester, James, earl of Wiltshire, John, viscount of Beaumont, John, viscount of Lisle, James de Audeley, knight, Robert Hungerford of Molyns, knight, Robert de Hungerford, knight, Ralph Cromwell, knight, John Sutton of Duddeley, knight, Ralph Botiller of Seudeley, knight, John Beauchamp of Powyk, knight, John Stourton of Stourton, knight, William Beauchamp of St. Amand, knight, William Bonvile of Chuton, knight, William Yelverton, John Markham, Richard Byngham, John Portyngton, Nicholas Ayssheton and Robert Danvers, in Wales, touching all treasons and other offences committed there.  
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1446-52 page 583
13 Aug 1452 Commission of oyer and terminer to James, earl of Wiltshire, Robert Danvers, John Seymour, knight, John Dewale and Thomas Drewe, in Wilts, touching all trespasses, confederacies, false allegiances, riots, routs, congregations, unlawful gatherings, maintenances, extortions, oppressions, misprisions, offences, falsities, contempts, insurrections, mairnings and deceptions committed therein by James Chaterton late of Chorleton, co. Wilts, ' gentilman,' or others.  
  Patent Rolls [g]
1452-61 page 54
4 Sep 1452 Commission of oyer and terminer to Edmund, duke of Somerset, John, earl of Worcester, James, earl of Wiltshire, John, viscount of Beaumond, John, viscount of Lisle, William Lovell, knight, Robert Hungerford of Moleyns, knight, John Beauchamp of Powyk, knight, John Stourton of Stourton, knight, William Beauchamp of St. Amand, knight, William Yelverton, Peter Ardern, John Markham, Richard Byngham, John Portyngton, Nicholas Ayssheton, Robert Danvers, Philip Wenteworth, knight, Richard Harryngton, knight, and John Noreys, in the county of Buckingham, touching all treasons and felonies.  
  Patent Rolls [g]
1452-61 page 55
8 Sep 1452 The like [commission of oyer and terminer concerning all treasons and felonies] to Edmund, duke of Somerset, James, earl of Wiltshire, John, earl of Worcester, John, viscount of Beaumont, John, viscount of Lisle, Edward Nevill of Bergevenny, knight, Robert Hungerford of Moleyns, knight, John Fortescu, knight, John Prisot, Peter Ardern, William Yelverton, John Markham, Richard Byngham, John Portyngton, Nicholas Ayssbeton, Robert Danvers, Philip Wenteworth, knight, and Richard Harryngton, knight, in Kent, as above.  
  Fine Rolls [h]
Vol 19 page 1
10 Oct
1452
Writ of diem clausit extremum to the escheators in the counties of Essex, Buckingham, Oxford, Warwick, Gloucester and adjacent Marches, Hereford and adjacent Marches, Somerset, Devon, Southampton, Surrey and Suffolk, after the death of James, late earl of Ormond Death of the 4th earl of Ormond, Avice's father-in-law
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1452-61 page 23, 26
Nov 1452 [A court at Stamford, Lincolnshire, presided by James, earl of Wiltshire, had heard evidence of treasonable acts and rebellion by John Wynawey of Grantham, 'yoman', and others on 24 February last, in support of rebellion at Dartford in Kent, supported by the duke of York and the earl of Devon. At a later court sitting, John Wynawey had pleaded guilty, and condemned to be hung, drawn and quartered, but the king has now pardoned him]
[The second entry is similar, granting pardon to John Bullok of Staunford]
These records relates to a rebellion by Richard, duke of York, and Thomas, earl of Devon, which was put down at Dartford. The first entry gives a graphic description of hanging, drawing and quartering.
  Patent Rolls [g]
1452-61 page 59
24 Dec 1452 Commission of oyer and terminer to James, earl of Wiltshire, William Bourghchier of Fitz Waryn, knight, William Bonevyle of Chuton, knight, John Fortescu, knight, Nicholas Ayssheton, Robert Danvers, Walter Moyle, Philip Courteney, knight, John Colshull, knight, Roger Champernoun and John Wydesiade, appointing them to make inquisition in Cornwall touching all felonies, riots, routs, unlawful congregations, trespasses, oppressions, extortions, misprisions, contempts, offences and other misdeeds committed in the county by [long list of people]  
  Patent Rolls [g]
1452-61 page 58
26 Dec 1452 Commission to James, earl of Wiltshire, John Fortescu, knight, John Prisot, Peter Ardern, Nicholas Ayssheton, Robert Danvers, William Stourton, knight, John Fyloll, John Newebourgh, Thomas Tame and Edmund Assheley, appointing them to make inquisition in Dorset touching the evildoers who slew Henry Wareyn, yeoman of the chamber, at Kyngeston Lacy, and at whose procurement, and who received the said evildoers afterward.  
  Patent Rolls [g]
1452-61 page 60
8 Jan 1453 Commission of oyer and terminer to Henry, duke of Exeter, John, duke of Norfolk, Edmund, duke of Somerset, John, earl of Oxford, James, earl of Wiltshire, John, earl of Worcester, John, viscount of Beaumont, Henry, viscount of Bourghchier, John, viscount of Lisle, Thomas de Boos, knight, Thomas de Scales, knight, Robert Hungerford of Moleyns, knight, Thomas Percy of Egermond, knight, John Beauchamp of Powyk, knight, Ralph Botiller of Sudeley, knight, William Beauchamp of St. Amand, knight, John Stourton of Stourton, knight, John Fortescu, knight, John Prysot, Peter Ardern, William Yelverton, John Markham, Richard Byngham, John Portyngton, Nioholas Ayssbeton, Robert Danvers, John Talbot, knight, Edmund Hungerford, knight, Philip Wentworth, knight, and Richard Haryngton, knight, in the counties of Essex, Hertford, Suffolk, Norfolk, Cambridge, Huntingdon, Rutland, Lincoln, Northampton, Buckingham, Bedford, Oxford and Berks, touching all treasons and other offences, as above committed therein from 28 September last.  
  Patent Rolls [g]
1452-61 page 65
4 Mar 1453 [Commitment to trustees including James, earl of Wiltshire of the abbey of Kymmer in Wales, which has suffered as a result of dissensions between various marcher lords , so that no ministers from the abbey dare occupy the lands belonging to the abbey, as a result of which the normal governance of the abbey has discontinued; the trustees are charged to restore peace and provide protection]  
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1452-61 page 75
3 May 1453 Livery to James le Botiller, earl of Ormond, son and heir of James le Botiller, late earl of Ormond, tenant in chief, for good service for long time in France and England at his great costs, he being now of the age of thirty and more, as appears by inspection of his body, of all the possessions in Ireland which came into the king's hands by reason of the late earl's death; and licence for him to enter and hold the same without any suit, and grant to him of the profits thereof from the time of the earl's death; provided that he do and pay homage, fealty, relief and other services for the premises and for the lands in England whereof the late earl died seised. Grant to James of his father's lands in Ireland
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1452-61 page 102
12 May 1453 Appointment of James le Botiller, earl of Ormond and Wiltshire, as lieutenant of Ireland, from 6 March, 31 Henry VI, for ten years, with the usual powers Appointment of James as lieutenant of Ireland
  Patent Rolls [g]
1452-61 page 53
Jun 1453 [Commission to James earl of Wiltshire and others to seek loans, to cover the costs of the war, from people in Wiltshire, Somerset and Dorset. The entry states that Bordeaux and Acquitaine had been lost to the French army, but now retaken, and the loans are needed for the defence of that region against renewed French attack]  
  Patent Rolls [g]
1452-61 page 11
6 Jun 1453 [Pardon to John Boterworther and Thomas Cutte, both 'husbondmen'  of Devon, concerning trespasses including on the land of James, earl of Wiltshire]  
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1452-61 page 82
25 Jun 1453 Mandate to J. archbishop of Armagh, primate of Ireland, to be intendant on the business of James le Botiller, earl of Ormond and Wilts, lieutenant of Ireland, in his absence, the latter having appointed him as his deputy by letters patent pursuant to letters patent of the king dated 12 May last appointing the said earl lieutenant for ten years.  
  Patent Rolls [g]
1452-61 page 665
1453-58 Commissions of the Peace to James, earl of Wiltshire for Dorset  
  Patent Rolls [g]
1452-61 page 676, 681
1453-59 Commissions of the Peace to James, earl of Wiltshire for Somerset and Wiltshire  
  Close Rolls [f]
1447-54 page 519
31 Mar 1454 [Quitclaims of the manors of Ilmyndon, Colshull and Olnale, co. Warwick, and Ramenham, co. Berkshire, to a list of people (probably trustees) including James earl of Wiltshire]  
  Close Rolls [f]
1447-54 page 508
2 Apr 1454 [Record of royal council attended by James earl of Wiltshire at which the role of Chancellor was given to the earl of Salisbury]  
  Patent Rolls [g]
1452-61 page 148
21 Apr 1454 The like [commission, reciting that the king has ordered the transport of an army for the safe-keeping of the sea and the defence of Calais and the marches there, and appointing them to treat with merchants and other the king’s lieges in the said counties for a loan, and to bring the same with all speed to the Receipt of the Exchequer; with power to promise repayment thereof from the subsidies called ‘tonage’ and ‘pondage’ granted to the king in the last parliament] to the following in the following counties:
James, earl of Wiltshire, John Stourton, knight, William Bonevile of Chueton, knight, Philip Courteney, knight, John Arundell and the sheriff. Devon.
 
  Patent Rolls [g]
1452-61 page 175
4 Jun 1454 Commission to William Montacu the younger, John Payn, John Whityngton, Robert Baron, Thomas Bagot and Thomas Berd, reciting that, whereas divers the king's lieges dwelling by the sea-coast and others engaged in trade have been imprisoned and put to ransom and their ships, vessels and wares taken, and merchants under the king's friendship, protection and safe-conduct have been taken and robbed, the king, by advice and assent of the lords spiritual and temporal in the last Parliament, desired Richard, earl of Salisbury, John, earl of Shrewsbury, James, earl of Wiltshire, John, earl of Worcester, and John de Stourton, knight to go on the sea with a great fleet, the which they did: and appointing the said commissioners to arrest all ships and other vessels able to serve on the sea and masters and mariners for the governance thereof in any ports within the counties of Southampton, Somerset, Dorset, Devon, Cornwall and Bristol from time to time, and to bring the same to a certain port, as need requires.  
  Close Rolls [f]
1447-54 page 461
19 Jul 1454 [Order concerning duties at the ports of Exeter and Dartmouth, to be collected under the supervision of a group including James earl of Wiltshire]  
  Patent Rolls [g]
1452-61 page 197
24 Oct 1454 Mandate to the escheator in Dorset to deliver the temporalities of the abbey of Cerne to John Helyer, whose election as abbot has been confirmed by Richard, bishop of Salisbury, and whose fealty the king has commanded to be taken by James, earl of Wiltshire.
Writ de intendendo to the tenants.
 
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1452-61 page 669
1454-58 Commissions of the Peace to James, earl of Wiltshire for Leicestershire  
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1452-61 page 229
15 Mar 1455 Appointment, during pleasure, of James, earl of Wiltshire, as treasurer of England with all usual fees, profits, wages and rewards, as Walter Hungerford, knight, deceased, held the same. Appointment of James Ormond as Treasurer of England
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1452-61 page 226
31 Mar 1455 [Exemplification at the request of Edmund, duke of Somerset, of an act dated 4 March 1454, reciting that during the king's disease, the duke was committed to the Tower of London and kept there for over a year before being bailed to the duke of Buckingham, the earl of Wiltshire, lord Roos and lord Fitz Waren; under the act the bailors were discharged, and the duke set free] "The king's disease" being the madness of Henry VI.
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1452-61 page 661
1455-59 Commissions of the Peace to James, earl of Wiltshire for Cambridgeshire  
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1452-61 page 304, 309
16 Mar 1456 Commission of oyer and terminer to William, earl of Arundel, James, earl of Wiltshire, John Fortescu, knight, John Prysot, Peter Ardern, William Yelverton, John Markham, Richard Byngham, Ralph Poole, Nicholas Assheton, Robert Danvers, Robert Danby and Walter Mule, in Devon, Somerset and Dorset, touching all felonies, trespasses, lollardries, convocations, combinations, associations, conspiracies, misprisions, confederacies, false allegiances, riots, routs, robberies, plundering, homicides, murders, rapes of women, congregations, unlawful gatherings, negligences, falsities, deceptions, contempts, concealments, maintenances, oppressions, extortions, champerties, ambidextries and other offences, and any liveries and buryings of persons without view of their bodies by coroners.
[The second entry, dated 10 July 1456, is a similar commission to a slightly revised list of commissioners, including, James earl of Wiltshire]
 
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1452-61 page 310
20 Jul 1456 Commission to James, earl of Wiltshire, William Burghchier of Fitz Waren, knight, Philip Courteney, knight, Robert Vere, knight, James Loterell, esquire, and the sheriffs of Somerset, Dorset, Devon and Cornwall, appointing them to arrest and commit to prison [list of 38 people] attainted of certain felonies by authority of the parliament held last at Westminster, who wander within the said counties, spoiling the king's lieges of their goods and chattels and intending to slay some and stirring up others to fulfil their wicked presumption to the utmost; and to arrest also all who have received and comforted them though aware of their guilt.  
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1452-61 page 359
28 Jan 1457 Commission to William, archbishop of York, William; bishop of Winchester, Reynold, bishop of Coventry and Lichfield, John, bishop of Hereford, Laurence Bouth, keeper of the privy seal, Humphrey, earl of Stafford, John, earl of Shrewsbury, James, earl of Wiltshire, John, viscount Beaumont, and John Sutton and Thomas Stanley, knights, appointing them to the counsel and care of Edward, prince of Wales.  
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1452-61 page 355
1 Feb 1457 Licence for 6 marks paid in the hanaper, for Henry Fylongley, Walter Kebbyll and John Bultus to enfeoff Thomas Ormond, esquire, son of James le Boteler, earl of Ormond, in tail, of a third part of the manors of Wolfhampton by Chikwell, High Rothyng, Ovesham Halle, Margarete Guyng and Little Canfeld, co. Essex, held in chief, with remainder to John Ormond, his brother, in tail, with remainder to James, earl of Wiltshire, his brother, in fee.  
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1452-61 page 348
8 Mar 1457 Commission of oyer and terminer to Humphrey, duke of Buckingham, William, earl of Arundel, John, earl of Shrewsbury, James, earl of Wiltshire, John, viscount Beaumont, James de Audeley, knight, John de Audeley, knight, Ralph de Sudeley, knight, John Beauchamp of Powyk, knight, Thomas Stanley of Stanley, knight, John Fortescu, knight, John Prisot, Peter Ardern, William Yelverton, John Markham, Richard Byngham, Ralph Pole, Nicholas Assheton, Robert Danvers, Robert Danby and Walter Mole, in the counties of Gloucester, Hereford and Worcester, touching all treasons, insurrections, rebellions, felonies, trespasses, lollardries, conventions, combinations, associations, conspiracies, misprisions, confederacies, false allegiances, riots, routs, robberies, plunderings, homicides, murders, rapes of women, congregations and unlawful gatherings, negligences, falsities, deceptions, contempts, concealments, maintenances, oppressions, extortions, champerties, ambidextries and other offences, and any liveries within the said counties.  
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1452-61 page 358
10 Apr 1457 Pardon to Thomas Courtenay, earl of Devon, Hugh Courtenay, knight, and Thomas Carrewe, esquire, for all felonies, murders, trespasses, escapes, withdrawals, offences and other misdeeds before 20 March last, and all debts, amercements, issues, forfeitures, penalties and demands due by them in the last session held at Exeter, co. Devon, before James, earl of Wiltshire, John Fortescu, knight, and other justices of oyer and terminer, and all fines, ransoms, actions, suits, quarrels, impeachments, executions and demands and every forfeiture of all their goods and chattels for any felony or murder before the same day or by reason of any default in the court ot the King's Bench in an appeal of the death of Nicholas Radford made by John Radford his kinsman against them in Michaelmas term last recorded by the king or the justices of the King's Bench at Westminster; and grant to them of all their goods and chattels pertaining to the king by reason of the premises. This seems to relate to an insurrection led by the earl of Devon, his sons, and Thomas Carrewe, in Exeter, during 1455/6. During the madness of Henry VI, the duke of York acted as regent, a former ally of the earl of Devon, but now rival. When the king later returned to sanity, the earl and his supporters were pardoned.
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1452-61 page 352
10 Jun 1457 Pardon to James le Botiller, knight, earl of Wiltshire and Ormond son and heir of James le Botiller, late earl of Ormond, of all gifts, alienations and purchases of lands held in chief without licence and all intrusions and entries into his inheritance without due suit, and all issues and profits thereof, and all amercements, issues, forfeits, reliefs, scutages, debts, accounts, prests, arrears of farms and accounts, actions, suits, quarrels, executions and demands.  
[36] Fine Rolls [h]
Vol 19 page 168
6 Jul
1457
Writ of diem clausit extremum to the escheators for Wiltshire, Essex, Devon and Cornwall, Gloucester, Kent, Somerset and Dorset, Suffolk, Hereford, Warwick, Stafford, Worcester, Southampton, Oxford and Berks, London and Buckingham after the death of Avice, wife of James earl of Wiltshire Death of Avice, wife of James earl of Ormond. (James remarried, and was later executed after the Battle of Towton in 1461. James and Avice both died childless, after which the ownership of Sutton Poyntz went to John Newburgh)
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1452-61 page 370
8 Aug 1457 [Commission to James, earl of Wiltshire, and others, to arrest Thomas de la Hay, Thomas Holte, William Tyffyn, Nicholas Kyng, Maurice Kyng and Roger Clyff and bring them before the king to answer charges brought by Alice Veell, widow]  
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1452-61 page 408
17 Dec 1457 The like [commission appointing them to assign how many archers each hundred, wapentake, rape, city and borough, not being a county in itself, town, township, village, hamlet and all other places in the said county [shall supply], and what the goods, chattels and yearly revenues of the lands, rents and possessions therein and the proprietors and possessors thereof will support for the exhibition of the said number of archers; and to deliver one part of their writings indented before the treasurer and barons of the Exchequer before the octave of the Purification next; pursuant to proceedings in the parliament begun at Redyng on 6 March, 31 Henry VI, and adjourned till 22 April following to Westminster to the following in the following counties for the following number of archers:
James, earl of Wiltshire, John Audeley, William Stourton, knight, John Neuburgh, John Fyloll, William Brounyng, John Storke, Thomas Huse, John Carent and Robert Hillary, 254 archers. Dorset.
 
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1452-61 page 664
1457-59 Commissions of the Peace to James, earl of Wiltshire for Devon  
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1452-61 page 417
6 Mar 1458 Licence for James le Botiller, earl of Ormond and Wiltshire, to absent himself from Ireland for five years and levy by his deputies the issues of his possessions and have the same brought to England or occupy the same in Ireland at will.  
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1452-61 page 419
12 Apr 1458 Grant in survivorship to James, earl of Wiltshire, and John Nanfan, esqire for the body, of the keeping of the forest and park of Claryngdon alias Pauncet and of the forests of Groveley, Milchet and Bukholt with all branches, tops, cuttings, barks of all trees falling or cut down for enclosing the forests and park and for other works there, or granted by the king, and with the ancient hays and copses, windfalls, dead wood and ' browsyng,' to hold themselves or by deputies, taking the usual fees and profits.  
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1452-61 page 443
28 Jul 1458 Appointment of James, earl of Wiltshire, John Neweburgh, John Storck, Thomas Husy and Robert Hillary as justices to deliver the gaol of Dorcestre of John Vaghan alias Sowdiour.  
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1452-61 page 489
5 Sep 1458 Commission of array to R. bishop of Salisbury, James, earl of Wiltshire, Robert Hungerford, knight, John Stourton of Stourton, knight, Edmund Hungerford, knight, Reynold Stourton, knight, John Saymour, knight, John Baynton, knight, John Whitokesmede and Philip Morgan, in the county of Wilts.
The like to the following in the following counties and parts:-
Henry, duke of Somerset, James, earl of Wiltshire, John Stourton of Stourton, knight, Edmund Hungerford, knight, Walter Rodeney, knight, Thomas Wake, Robert Wane, Alexander Hody, John Sydenham the elder and Henry Champeneys. Somerset.
Henry, duke of Somerset, James, earl of Wiltshire, William Stourton, knight, John Fyloll and William Brunnyng. Dorset.
 
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1452-61 page 488
10 Sep 1458 Commission to William, earl of Arundel, James, earl of Wiltshire, Richard West, knight, John de Audeley, Thomas Thorp, Richard Waller, Thomas Uvedale, Richard Dalyngrigge, Hugh Pakenham, Osbert Mountford, Thomas Welle, John Ingoldesby and the sheriff of Southampton, appointing them to make inquisition in the said county touching all dilapidations, wastes, sales, destructions and stripments in the king's manors, lordships, lands, and possessions within the isle of Wight and in the castle and lordship of Caresbrok and all store and stuff and artillery and other habiliments of war withdrawn.
Commission to the same (except Osbert and the sheriff) to take the muster of all men at arms and archers of the retinue of Henry, duke of Somerset, warden of the isle of Wight, co. Southampton.
 
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1452-61 page 459
30 Oct 1458 Grant during pleasure to James, earl of Wiltshire, of the office of treasurer of the Exchequer, as Walter Hungerford, knight, or any other has had the same.  
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1452-61 page 470
11 Nov 1458 [Mandate to deliver the temporalities of the priory of Montacute to Robert Newton late monk of Glastonbury abbey, nominated as prior by William bishop of Winchester, with the assent of James, earl of Wiltshire]  
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1452-61 page 665
1458-59 Commissions of the Peace to James, earl of Wiltshire for Essex  
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1452-61 page 495
18 Feb 1459 The like [commission of array] to the following in the following counties and parts:-
Henry, duke of Somerset, William, earl of Arundel, James, earl of Wiltshire, William Botreaux, knight, Robert Hungerford of Hungerford, knight, John Stourton of Stourton, knight, William Stourton, knight, Godfrey Hylton, knight, John Lysle, knight, Henry Bruyn, knight, Maurice Berkely, esquire, Richard Dalyngrygge, esquire, Thomas Uvedale, esquire, John Paulet, esquire, John Rogers, esquire, William Brocas and the sheriff. Southampton.
Henry, duke of Somerset, James, earl of Wiltshire, William Botreaux, knight, Robert Hungerford of Hungerford, knight, John Stourton of Stourton, knight, William Stourton, knight, and the sheriff. Dorset.
 
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1452-61 page 478
24 Feb 1459 Appointment in survivorship of James, earl of Wiltshire, and John Browne as surveyors of the lordship, manor and park of Fulbroke co. Warwick, and masters of the game there, to hold themselves or by deputy, as Thomas, late lord Stanley, and the said John Broun had the offices, with the usual wages and fees.  
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1452-61 page 496
20 Apr 1459 Commission to Henry, duke of Somerset, Thomas, earl of Devon, James, earl of Wiltshire, William Paulet, knight, Richard Chok, William Beof, Nicholas Latymer, esquire, John Sydenham the younger, John Byconyll and the sheriff of Somerset, to make inquisition in the county touching any felonies, trespasses, riots, extortions, oppressions or other misdeeds committed on Robert Neuton, prior of the house of SS Peter and Paul, Montacute, co. Somerset, and his servants.  
  Patent Rolls [g]
1452-61 page 518
21 Jun 1459 Commission of oyer and terminer to Henry, duke of Exeter, Thomas, earl of Devon, James, earl of Wilts, William Bourghchier of Fitz Wareyn, knight, John Fortescu, knight, William Yelverton, Nicholas Ayssheton, Walter Moile, Hugh Courteney, knight, John Arundell, esquire, John Trevilian, esquire, and John Wydeslade, in the county of Cornwall, touching all felonies, riots, routs, unlawful congregations, trespasses, oppressions, extortions, misprisions, contempts, offences and other misdeeds committed therein by [list of 30 people]  
  Patent Rolls [g]
1452-61 page 542, 574, 585
19 Dec 1459 Grant for life to James, earl of Wiltshire, for his resistance to the duke of York, the earls of Warwick and Salisbury and other rebels of the keeping of the forest or park called Pederton, co. Somerset and all feeding-grounds, pastures and agistments there, with all appurtenant profits and rents, forfeited as above, to hold himself or by deputies as the duke of York had the same.

Grant for life to James, earl of Wiltshire, for good service against the rebels, of the office of steward of the lordship or manor of Fastern and all other possessions late of Richard, duke of York, in Wilts, and of the keeping of the great park of Fastern and the forest of Bradon and the small park of Fastern, and of the office of woodward of the woods late of the duke in the said forest, and of the keeping of Fastern manor, in the king's hands by the forfeiture of the duke and by an act in the parliament at Coventre on 20 November last, to hold himself or by deputies, with such wages, fees and rewards as John Russell and John de la Seler had from the issues of the said lordship, with all other profits.

Grant for life to James, earl of Wiltshire, for good service against the rebels, Richard, duke of York, Richard, earl of Warwick, Richard earl of Salisbury, and their accomplices, of 100 marks yearly from the issues of the manors or lordships of Old Wrotton and Compton, co. Wilts, forfeit by the duke's rebellion and by an act in the parliament held at Coventry on 20 November last.
Richard Plantaganet, duke of York, was at different times a supporter and a rival of king Henry VI. In October 1459, he, acting with the earls of Warwick and Salisbury, fought Henry VI's army at Ludford Bridge. After the battle was lost, he fled to Ireland, but his English posessions were forfeited.
  Patent Rolls [g]
1452-61 page 542
20 Dec 1459 [An entry dealing with a pension granted by the king to Cecily, the wife of the duke of York after her husband's flight to Ireland. The pension was to be paid from various possessions fofeited by the duke of York, which had been granted to trustees including James, earl of Wiltshire]  
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21 Dec 1459 Commission of array to Henry; duke of Exeter, Thomas, earl of Devon, James, earl of Wiltshire, Robert Veer, knight, Philip Courtenay, knight, Roger Champernon, John Copleston, Thomas Wise, John Giffard, Richard Hals and John Orchard, in Devon, to resist the rebellion of Richard, duke of York, Edward, earl of March, Richard, earl of Warwick, Richard, earl of Salisbury, and Edmund, earl of Rutland, attainted of high treason by authority of the parliament held last at Coventry.
The like to the following in the following counties:
James, earl of Wiltshire, William Botreaux, knight, John Stourton of Stourton, knight, William Stourton, knight, John Neweburgh, John Filoll, William Brounyng, John Storke and William Cailwey. Dorset.
James, earl of Wiltshire, William Botreaux, knight, John Stourton, knight, Walter Rodney, knight, Thomas Wake, Robert Warre, James Loterell, John Austyll, Alexander Hody, John Porter, Henry Champeneys and John Sydenham the elder. Somerset.
Humphrey, duke of Buckingham, John, earl of Oxford, James, earl of Wiltshire, Henry, viscount Bourghchier, Richard Veer, knight, Peter Ardern, knight, Thomas Thorp, Thomas Tyrell, knight, John Marney, knight, John Fitz Symond, knight, Thomas Flemmyng, knight, Robert Darcy, John Doreward the elder, William Tyrell, Laurence Reynford, Lewis John, John Grene, Thomas Baryngton, Geoffrey Bokell, John Torell, William Dorward, Thomas Langley, Clement Spyce, John Tey, Nicholas Sharp, Thomas Scargyll, Matthew Haye, Baldwin Broun and William Bury. Essex.
James, earl of Wiltshire, John Stourton of Stourton, knight, Reynold Stourton, knight, John Seymour, knight, John Beynton, knight, John Willoughby, Henry Longe, John Whittokkesmede and Roger Tocotes. Wilts.
 
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12 Feb 1460 Commission of oyer and terminer to Henry, duke of Exeter, James, earl of Wiltshire, Robert Botell, prior of St. John of Jerusalem in England, Thomas de Roos, Robert de Hungerford and John de Duddeley, knights, William Hulyn, mayor of London, and John Portescu, John Prisot and Peter Ardern, knights, William Yelverton, John Markham, Richard Byngham, Ralph Pole, Nicholas Assheton, Robert Danvers, Robert Danby, Walter Moyle, John Nedeham and Thomas Urswyk, in London and the suburbs and liberty thereof, touching all treasons and other offences as above.
The like to the same [except the said mayor], in Middlesex.
 
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12 Mar 1460 Commission to Thomas Osbern, king's serjeant at arms, to arrest mariners called ' galymen' necessary for the conduct of certain galleys of James, earl of Wiltshire, in the port of Suthampton.  
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15 Mar 1460 Commission of oyer and terminer to Henry, duke of Exeter, Humphrey, duke of Buckingham, William, earl of Arundel, James, earl of Wiltshire, John, viscount of Beaumont, Henry, viscount Bourgchier, Edmund Grey of Ruthyn, knight, Thomas de Roos, knight, Leo de Welles, knight, Richard Willughby, knight, Robert Hungerford of Hungerford, knight, John Sutton of Duddeley, knight, John Beauchamp of Powyk, knight, Thomas de Stanley, knight, John Fortescu, knight, John Prisot, knight, Peter Ardern, knight, William Yelverton, John Markham, Richard Byngham, Ralph Pole, Nicholas Ayssheton, Robert Danvers, Robert Danby, Walter Moyle, John Nedeham, Thomas Thorp, Gervase Clifton, knight, and John Cheyne, knight, in Kent, touching all treasons, insurrections, rebellions, felonies, trespasses, lollardries, convocations, combinations, associations, conspiracies, misprisions, confederacies, false allegiances, riots, routs, robberies, plunderings, homicides, murders, rapes of women, congregations, unlawful gatherings, negligences, falsities, deceptions, contempts, concealments, maintenances, oppressions, extortions, champerties, ambidextries and other offences.  
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28 Apr 1460 The like [commission to call together and lead all persons in the said county able to labour, as soon as they hear that Richard, duke of York, Edward, earl of March, Richard, earl of Warwick, Richard, earl of Salisbury, and Edmund, earl of Rutland, enter the realm or cause to be made any congregations, combinations or unlawful gatherings, and to resist the said rebels] to the following in the following counties:
Henry, duke of Exeter, Thomas, earl of Devon, and James, earl of Wiltshire. Wilts.
Henry, duke of Somerset, James, earl of Wiltshire, -- de Beautraux, knight, Robert Molens and Hungerford, knight, John Daudeley and John Stourton of Stourton, knight. Somerset.
Humphrey, duke of Buckingham, John, earl of Oxford, James, earl of Wiltshire, and Henry, viscount Bourghchier. Essex.
Henry, duke of Somerset, and others [as for Somerset]. Dorset.
Henry, duke of Exeter, Thomas, earl of Devon, and James, earl of Wiltshire. Devon.
 
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4 Jun 1460 Commission of oyer and terminer to James, earl of Wiltshire, John Lovell, knight, Robert Hungerford of Hungerford, knight, John Fortescue, knight, John Prisot, knight, Peter Ardern, knight, William Yelverton, Jolm Markham, Richard Byngham, Nicholas Assheton, Robert Danvers, Robert Danby, Walter Moile, John Nedeham, Thomas Billyng, John Heron, knight, Edmund Hampden, knight, John Lisle, knight, Thomas Tresham, Robert Whityngham, John Norys, Maurice Berkeley, Edward Langford, Thomas Burgh, Thomas Uvedale, John Paulet, John Willoughby, Roger Tokotes, Henry Long, Michael Skyllyng, Thomas Welle, William Feldyng and William Whitokesmede, in the counties of Oxford, Berks, Southampton and Wilts, touching all treasons, insurrections, rebellions, felonies, murders, rapes of women, consphacies, concealments, riots, routs, congregations, associations, combinations, unlawful gatherings, trespasses, offences, misprisions, contempts, extortions, oppressions and other misdeeds.
[A similar commission, dated 5 June 1460, to Henry, duke of Somerset, Thomas, earl of Devon, James, earl of Wiltshire and others for Somerset, Devon and Cornwall, and on 22 June for Surrey, Sussex, Kent, Middlesex, Essex and Hertford]
 
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4 Jun 1460 Commission to James, earl of Wiltshire, John Lovell, knight, Robert Hungrerford (sic) of Hungerford, knight, John Heron, knight, Edmund Hampden, knight, John Lisle, knight, Thomas Tresham, Robert Whityngbam, John Norys, Maurice Berkeley, Edward Langford, Thomas Burgh, Thomas Uvedale, John Paulet, John Willoughby, Roger Tokotes, Henry Long, Michael Skillyng, Thomas Welle, William Feldyng and William Whitokesmede, to arrest and commit to prison all adherents of Richard, duke of York, Richard, earl of Warwick and Richard, earl of Salisbury, and their accomplices, and to call together all lieges of the counties of Oxford, Berks, Southampton and Wilts to go against the said rebels and all who resist them herein.
June 22. The like to William, earl of Arundel, James, earl of Wiltshire, Thomas Descales, knight, John Lovell, knight, Robert Hungerford of Hungerford, knight, Gervase Clyfton, knight, John Heron, knight, Edmund Hampden, knight, John Lisle, knight, John Cheyne, knight, Thomas Tresham, Robert Whityngbam, John Norreys, Maurice Berkeley, Edward Langford, Thomas Burgh, Thomas Uvedale, John Paulet, John Willoughby, Roger Tokotes, Henry Long, Michael Skillyng, Thomas Welle and William Whitokesmede, in Surrey, Sussex, Kent, Middlesex and Hertford.
 
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14 Jun 1460 Appointment for life of James, earl of Wiltshire, for his service against the rebels, as chief keeper and master of Cranbourn Chace in the counties of Dorset, Southampton and Wilts, and of Blakdon park within the chace, and of all deer there, in the king's gift by the forfeiture of Richard, duke of York, and by an act in the last parliament at Coventry, to hold himself or by deputy, with the usual wages, fees, rewards and profits.  
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16 Jun 1460 Commission de kidellis to Humphrey, duke of Buckingham, James, earl of Wiltshire, John, viscount of Beaumont, John de Beauchamp, knight, Richard Tunstall, knight, William Laken, Thomas Tresham, Wiliiam Grymesby, Robert Tanfeld, William Jenney, Thomas Moigne, John Jenney, John Catesby, Thomas Mallery, William Walslieff, and William Copley, in the Great Ouse and other waters descending thereto, from Huntyngdon to Haliwell, co. Huntingdon.  
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2 Jul 1467 Grant to John Audeley, knight, lord of Audeley, and the heirs male of his body of the manors of Shire and Vachery, co. Surrey, with knights' fees appertaining, of the yearly value of £37 5s. in the king's hands by the forfeiture of James, late earl of Wiltshire, to hold by the services of as many knights' fees and as many other rents and services as they were held by before 4 March, 1 Edward IV. There now follow a number of entries dealing with the lands formerly held by James, now in the hands of the new king, following James's execution after the Battle of Towton. James had been loyal to Henry VI and his Lancastrian cause, but Henry VI lost the battle, and his crown, to the Yorkist Edward IV, who had a number of senior Lancastrians attainted and executed.
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7 Jul 1467 [Grant to queen Elizabeth of various lands in Surrey and Kent formerly belonging to Humphrey, duke of Gloucester, and of an inn in London called 'Ormondes Inn', formerly belonging to James, earl of Wiltshire, attainted of high treason]  
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23 Jul 1467 Grant to Richard Salkeld, esquire, and the heirs male of his body, for his good service in capturing James, late earl of Wiltshire, traitor and rebel, and seizing the city and castle of Carlisle and afterwards defending them against tbe rebels, both Scots and English, of the lordships and manors of Caldebek, Uldale and Wigton and all pastures and woods called ' le Westwarde ' with all towns, members, lands, rents, reversions, services, meadows, feedings, pastures, woods, waters, stanks, mills and fisheries belonging to the same between the waters of Darwent and Caldeo, co. Cumberland, with advowsons, knights' fees, courts leet, warrens, chaces, liberties and all other profits, in the king's hands by the forfeiture of Henry, late earl of Northumberland, and by virtue of an act of Parliament at Westminster, 4 November, 1 Edward IV to hold from Easter last by the services of as many knights' fees and as many other rents and services as they were held by before 4 March, 1 Edward IV for 20s. to be paid for fine or fee of the great seal.  
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24 Jul 1467 [Grant to John Pilkyngton of certain lands lately belonging to Thomas lord Roos, John Roos, John lord Clifford, Thomas Claymond, and of the manors of Turby, Balscadan and Russhe, county Dublin, plus an inn and four shops in the parish of St Botolph in London, all lately belonging to James Botiller, earl of Wiltshire, in the king's hands by reason of their forfeiture and by virtue of an act in Parliament]  
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4 Aug 1467 [Grant to John Scotte, knight, of certain lands lately belonging to William, lord Beamond, and of lands in Gannowe lately belonging to James, earl of Wiltshire, in the king's hands by reason of their forfeiture and by virtue of an act in Parliament]  
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9 Aug 1467 [Grant to William Hastynges, king's chamberlain, in consideration of his good service against Henry VI and Jasper, earl of Pembroke, James, earl of Wiltshire, and other rebels, of extensive lands formerly belonging to William, viscount Beaumont, and Thomas, lord of Roos]  
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15 Aug 1467 Grant to the king's kinsman William Bourgchier, knight, son and heir apparent of the king's uncle Henry, earl of Essex, Anne his wife, sister of the king's consort, Elizabeth, queen of England, and the heirs of their bodies, in part satisfaction of a verbal promise to them of manors and lands to the value of £100 yearly, of the manor of Bures with Netherhalle and Overhalle with a tenement called Ropers in Seyntmarybures, in the counties of Essex and Suffolk, and the manor of Leygham, co. Suffolk, with knights' fees, advowsons, wards, marriages, reliefs, escheats, courts leet, views of frank-pledge, liberties, franchises, parks, woods, warrens, fisheries, and other profits, late of James, late earl of Wiltshire, and in the king's hands by reason of an act in Parliament at Westminster, 4 November, 1 Edward IV to hold by the services of as many knights' fees and as many other rents and services as they were held by before 4 March, 1 Edward IV without fine or fee beyond 20s. 4d.  
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15 Aug 1467 [Grant to Richard Southell, esquire, of certain lands lately belonging to William, lord Beamond, and of lands in Kyngesnorton lately belonging to James, earl of Wiltshire, in the king's hands by reason of their forfeiture and by virtue of an act in Parliament]  
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16 Aug 1467 [Grant to William Hatclyff of certain lands in Friteswoll, co. Oxford, lately belonging to Henry, duke of Somerset, and to James Ormonde, earl of Wiltshire, as well as lands lately belonging to Thomas, lord Roos, in the king's hands by reason of their forfeiture and by virtue of an act in Parliament]  
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26 Aug 1467 [Grant for life to the king's sister Anne, duchess of Exeter, of lands that she previously held jointly with her husband, as well as lands that he previously held himself, and lands lately held by Thomas, lord of Richemond Gray, plus lands in Canwedon, Hakwell, Little Stanbrigge, Great Wakerynge, and Great Stanbrigge, co. Essex, lately held by James, earl of Wiltshire, in the king's hands by reason of an act of forfeiture in Parliament]  
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28 Aug 1467 [Grant to the king's uncle, Henry, earl of Essex, of lands lately belonging to Thomas, lord Roos, and Thomas, earl of Devon, and the manors of Acton and 'Silvestres Hall' in St Marys Bures, co. Suffolk, and Aylesbury and Beerton, co. Buckingham, all formerly belonging to James, earl of Wiltshire, in the king's hands by reason of their forfeiture and by virtue of an act in Parliament]  
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9 Oct 1467 [Grant to princess Elizabeth of the manor of Great Lynforde, co. Buckingham, formerly belonging to James, earl of Wiltshire, and in the king's hands by reason of an act in Parliament]  
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9 Nov 1467 [Grant to John Don, for his good service to the king's father, and in battle against Henry VI, of the castle and lordship of Talagharn in South Wales, lately belonging to James, earl of Wiltshire, and in the king's hands by reason of an act in Parliament. Grant also of the manors of Pybour and Clogyn in South Wales [N.B. former owner not stated explicitly], and also lands in Northamptonshire, formerly belonging to Thomas Tresham]  
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18 Feb 1468 [Pardon to Humphrey Stafford, Southewyke, knight, of his trespass in acquiring a certain close of land without royal licence: also pardon to him of all fines, forfeitures, and arrears due to the king from him as late sheriff of Somerset and Dorset, or as a result of various commissions including that of taking into the king's hands certain lands of Henry, duke of Exeter, Henry, duke of Somerset, Thomas, earl of Devon, James, earl of Wiltshire, Henry, earl of Northumberland, James Luterell, knight, and Alexander Hody, knight] N.B. This Humphrey Stafford was a first cousin of Avice. He was created Earl of Devon in 1469, but only enjoyed that title for 3 months before being captured and executed by a rebel army.
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11 Jun 1468 Commission to William Stourton of Stourton, knight, Humphrey Stafford of Suthwike, knight, Roger Tocotes, George Darell, knight, John Sydenham, John Whitokkesmede, William Brownynge, Stephen Preston, John Bourn and the sheriff of Dorset to enquire what lands James, late earl of Wiltshire, attainted of high treason by virtue of an act in Parliament at Westminster, 4 November, 1 Edward IV held in the county of Dorset on 4 March, 1 Edward IV.  
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12 Jun 1468 [Grant John Swancote of Bristol of half of the manor of Belton, co. Somerset, formerly belonging to James, earl of Wiltshire, and in the king's hands by his forfeiture]  
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20 Jul 1470 Grant to John Newborough and William Martyn of 100 marks yearly from Easter last from the manors aud lordships of Batheneston, Shokerwyke, Somerton Earl [comitis], Somerton Randolf and Kyngesdon, co. Somerset, late of James, late earl of Wiltshire, and parcel of the jointure of Eleanor his wife, to hold for her life for her use and sustenance in recompence of her jointure James's second wife was Eleanor Beaufort, brother of Henry, duke of Somerset
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26 Aug 1472 [Grant to John Pylkyngton of the manors of Turvy, Balstadan and Russhe, co. Dublin, formerly part of the inheritance of James Botiller, earl of Wiltshire, convicted of high treason by virtue of an act in Parliament]  
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20 Oct 1473 Exemplification, at the request of Thomas Ormond, esquire, of the tenours of the following:
1. A petition exhibited by the said Thomas in Parliament at Westminster, 6 October, 12 Edward IV that he should be in no way prejudiced by the act of attainder in Parliament at Westminster, 4 November, 1 Edward IV against Thomas Ormond, knight, provided that no persons having any possessions late of James Ormond, earl of Wiltshire, shall be hurt by this and that this shall not extend to the manor, lordship and hundred of Rochford, co. Essex.
2. The assent to the same by the commons in Parliament in these words: A cest bille les communez sont assentuz.
3. The answer of the king:—Soit fait come il est desire.
Thomas was the youngest brother of James. He later succeeded to the earldom of Ormond, which had been restored to the middle son, John.
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21 Dec 1473 Commission to Thomas Tirell, knight, Walter Writill, esquire, William Grene, esquire, and Robert Plomer to enquire about all honours, castles, lordships, manors, lands, rents, reversions, annuities, offices, fees, advowsons, fee farms, hereditaments and other possessions which James, late earl of Wiltshire, attainted of high treason by authority of an act in Parliament at Westminster, held in the county of Essex on 4 March, 1 Edward IV.
The like to Thomas Bourghchier, knight, John Fogge, knight, John Palmer, John Roger and .John Alfoy in the county of Kent.
 
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10 Feb 1474 [Grant to queen Elizabeth of the manors or lordships of Cradeley and Hagley, co. Worcester, formerly belonging to James, earl of Wiltshire]  
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20 Apr 1474 [Grant for life to Walter Mathewe of ' Fermanes tenement' at Moresley, co. Worcester, formerly belonging to James Ormond, earl of Wiltshire, attainted of high treason in Parliament]  
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21 Jun 1474 [Grant to John Pylkyngton of various lands formerly held by Thomas, lord Roos, John, lord Clifford, Thomas Claymond, Gilbert Parre, and John Caterall, and also the manors of Turvy, Balscadan and Russhe, co. Dublin, part of the inheritance of James Botiller, earl of Wiltshire, all in the king's hands by reason of an act in Parliament]  
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30 Jul 1474 [Grant to a london merchant, Gerard Caniziani, and his wife in satisfaction of the sum of £360 owed by the king, of the manor of Great Lynford, co. Buckingham, with the advowson of the church of Great Lynford and other land, in the king's hands because of the forfeiture of James, earl of Wiltshire, attainted of high treason by virtue of an act in Parliament]  
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10 Oct 1474 [Grant to Humphrey Stafford of Grafton, of the manors of Clent, Honnesworth and Meere, co. Stafford, with advowsons, formerly belonging to James Ormonde, earl of Wiltshire, attainted of high treason by authority of Parliament, and also certain lands formerly belonging to John Clyfford, lord of Clyfford, attainted of high treason by authority of Parliament]  
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26 Dec 1474 [Grant to the king's uncle Henry, earl of Essex, and Isabel his wife, of the manor of Aylsbury, co. Buckingham, and lands in Aylsbury and Beerton, co. Buckingham, the manors of Great Holand and Foxherd with the advowson of the church of Holand, co. Essex, the manors of Acton and Moreves in Waldyngfeld, co. Suffolk, the manor of Chellesfeld and the advowson of the church of Chellesfeld, the manor of Esthalle by Chellesfeld and the manor of Asshe by Frenyngham, co. Kent, formerly belonging to James, earl of Wiltshire, and in the king's hands by reason of his forfeiture and by force of an act in Parliament, and also lands formerly belonging to Thomas, lord Roos, to Thomas Courtenay, earl of Devon, to John Ormond (alias Botiller), also in the king's hands by reason of their forfeiture]  
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29 May 1475 [Grant for life to the king's servant Walter Mathewe of land at Kyngesnorton, co. Worcester, in the king's hands by the forfeiture of James, earl of Wiltshire; in lieu of a previous grant to him]  
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16 May 1478 Whereas the king understands from his kinswoman Eleanor, countess of Wiltshire, late the wife of James, earl of Wiltshire, that in the contract of marriage between them it was agreed that she should have sufficient estate for life in the lordships or manors of Kyngesdon by Ilchester, and Somerton Erleigh alias Somerton Erie, co. Somerset, and Poundeknoll alias Pompknoll and Toller Porcorum, co. Dorset, and Henry Filongley, John Taborer and William Bulman, feoffees of the earl, at his request demised the same to himself and herself and his heirs, as appears by evidence shown before the council, and they were seised of the same and she also after his death, until the same were taken into the king's hands by reason of an act of forfeiture agamst the earl in Parliament at Westminster, 4 November, 1 Edward IV, and certain inquisitions taken before the escheators of the counties, by which it was found that the earl was seised of the same in his demesne as of fee, no mention being made of her jointure, and now they have come into the king's hands by the forfeiture of George, late duke of Clarence, the king hereby grants the same to her for life with all issues from Michaelmas last.  
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13 Jan 1479 [Grant by the queen, Elizabeth, to the abbot and convent of the monastery of St. Peter, Westminster, of two parts of the manors of Cradeley and Hagley, co. Worcester, late of James, earl of Wiltshire, and the reversion of the third part, in lieu of a previous grant to the queen,on condition that the monastery shall provide two monks to celebrate daily masses daily for the souls of the king and queen, with additional annual services combined with gifts to the poor]  
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26 Jan 1479 [Grant for life to Thomas Seyntleger of lands formerly belonging to George, duke of Clarence, in the king's hands by his forfeiture; the lands were previously held by Guy Debryan, knight, and then by James, earl of Wiltshire, after which they were taken into the king's hands by the earl's forfeiture]  
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19 Feb 1479 [Grant for life to Thomas, marquess of Dorset, of the office of master of forest game for Somerset, Devon and Cornwall, previously held by Thomas, earl of Devon, and James, earl of Wiltshire, in the king's hands by the forfeiture and attainder of George, duke of Clarence]
[The second entry, dated 23 February 1482, is a clarification]
 
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14 Feb 1480 [Grant to Anne the queen's sister and wife of William Bourgchier, of the manors of Overhall and Netherhall (alias Silvestres Hall), and the tenement of 'Ropers' and a water-mill, all in Saintmariburis, formerly belonging to James, earl of Wiltshire, and also lands formerly belonging to John, earl of Oxford, and Robert Gybbon, both attainted of high treason, as well as lands formerly held by the king's father Richard, duke of York]  
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19 Oct 1480 [Grant for life to Nicholas Southeworthe, clerk of the king's kitchen, of the manor of Fryteswell, co. Oxford, formerly belonging to Henry Beauford, duke of Somerset, and James Ormonde, earl of Wiltshire, and in the king's hands by reason of their forfeiture, which had been granted to Master William Hatteclyf, the king s secretary, now deceased]  
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12 Feb 1481 Commission to John Audeley of Audeley, knight, Thomas Seyntleger, knight, William Huddesfeld, Morgan Kedwelly, John Court and John Hayes to enquire what lands James, late earl of Wiltshire, attainted of high treason by authority of Parliament at Westminster, 1 Edward IV, held in the county of Dorset on 4 March, 1 Edward IV.  
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21 Nov 1481 [Grant to the dean and canons of the chapel of St. George, Windsor castle, of the manors of Oldswynford and Gannowe, co. Worcester, formerly belonging to James Botiller alias Ormond, earl of Wiltshire]  
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20 Jun 1482 Grant for life to Robert Spencer, knight, and Eleanor his wife, late the wife of James Ormond, earl of Wiltshire, of the manor of Wirdesford alias Wirdesford Belet with its members, co. Dorset, in the king's hands by reason of an act of forfeiture in Parliament at Westminster, 4 November, 1 Edward IV, to hold with advowsons, courts, leets, views of frank-pledge and all other profits and all issues from 4 April last.  
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1 Feb 1485 Commission to Thomas Mountgomery, knight, Thomas Tyrell, esquire, Alured Corneburgh, esquire, Humphrey Tyrell, esquire, William Grene and Robert Plommer to enquire into the petition of Thomas Ormond, knight, that whereas John Storke the elder, Henry Fylongley, esquire, William Newton of Swelle and John Battescombe were seised in their demesne as of fee of the manors of Racheford alias Rocheford, Lye alias Legh and Foulnesse, co. Essex, and received the esplees thereof to the value of 20 marks and more and by a charter dated 1 June, 25 Henry VI, demised the manors to James, late earl of Wiltshire, and Avice his wife by the names of James de Ormond, knight, son and heir of the earl of Ormond, and Avice his wife and the heirs of their bodies, with remainders to the said James and the heirs of his body, John de Ormond his brother and the heirs of his body, the said Thomas his brother and the heirs of his body and the right heirs of the said James, and the said James and Avice were accordingly seised of the manors and James survived her and was seised of them on 4 March, 1 Edward IV, and by an act in Parliament at Westminster, 4 November, 1 Edward IV, it was ordained that he should forfeit all his possessions and afterwards he died without heir of his body and the said John Ormond died without heir of his body and the right of the manors remained to the said Thomas, and afterwards by an act in Parliament at Westminster, 22 Edward IV, it was ordained that Richard Grey, knight, should have the manors of Rocheford, Lye, Pakesham and Foulnesse, co. Essex, to himself and the heirs male of his body from 20 January, 22 Edward IV, with remainder to Edward IV and his heirs, saving their rights to any persons other than Thomas, late marquess of Dorset, and the heirs of the body of Anne, late duchess of Exeter, the king's sister, and the said Richard was seised of the manors and afterwards died without heir of his body and by an act in Parliament at Westminster, 20 January, 1 Richard III, it was ordained that the said act and others should be of no effect and the king should have the manors and they are now in the king's hands, and the manor of Pakesham has time out of mind been parcel of the manor of Rocheford, justice may be done.  
  History of the Reign of Henry VII Vol 1 P130 1485 Sir Thomas Ormond, otherwise called Sir Thomas Bottiler, presented his petition to the king in Parliament, stating "that James Ormond, late erle of Wiltshyre, John Ormond, otherwyse called John Botiller, knight, and also youre said suppliaunt, by the name of Thomas Ormond, otherwise called Thomas Botiller, knight, for the true allegiaunce and service the which they owed and did to the most famous and blessed prince King Herrie the Sixt, youre uncle, were in the Parlement holden atte Westm. the iiiith daie of November, the first yeere of Edward the iiiith, late king of England, by an acte made in the same Parlement attainted of high treason, &c., and all their possessions forfeited". He therefore prays that the attainder may be reversed, &c. The petition was answered, "Soit fait come il désiré". Restoration of James's lands and title to his brother Thomas.
  History of the Reign of Henry VII Vol 2 P380 16 Dec 1488 Execution and enrolment of a deed of agreement, made by the earl of Northumberland, the earl of Ormond, Edward Ponynges, knt., and Thomas Seymour, knt., for the settlement of their contentions respecting matters set forth in the indenture in the following terms :

 — "Whereas diverse variaunces and controversies have ben hadde and moved betwene Harry erle of Northumberlonde on the oone partie, Thomas erle of Ormonde of the second partie, Edward Ponynges, knt., on the third partie, and Thomas Seymour, knyght, on the fourth partie, of and for the title, clayme, and possessioun of suche castells, maners, londis, tenementes, and hereditamentes, which were sumtyme of Sir Guy de Brien, knyght, for as moche as the seide erle of Northumberlond claimed the seid castels, maners, landis, and tenementis, parte therof by reason that he is heire generalle and enhereditable to the seid Sir Guy, of alle his possessions fee symple, and also by dyverse giftis intaille, made as welle to the seid Sir Guy and other his auncesters, as to Robert late lord Ponynges, and to the heires generalle of their bodies begotten: and also the seid Edward Ponyngis claymyng diverse parties therof, by reason of estatis tallied made to Robert son of the seid Robert late lord Ponyngis, and to the heires of his body comyng, whos son and heir the seid Edward is: and the seid Thomas Seymour also claymed the seide castelles, maners, londis, and tenementes as heire-generalle to the seide Sir Guy, and also by reson of a will by hym allegged to be the last wille of Elizabeth Louelle the cosyne and heire to the seid Sir Guy, and also by diverse recoverees of certeyn parcellis of the same hadde by Sir John Erle, auncestre to the seid Sir Thomas, whos heire he is: and the seid erle of Ormond claymed alle the seid castels, maners, londis, and tenementis as brother and heire to James late erle of Wilteshire, by reason of diverse fynes rered to thuse of the seid erle of Wiltes by dame Aviss, countesse of Wiltes, than ryght heire to the seid Sir Guy de Brien.
For appesing of which variaunces, &c. &c. . . . yn the moneth of November, the fourthe yere of the reigne of kyng Harry the Vllth, yt ys agreed, covenaunted, and determyned bitweene the said parties,
that the said erle of Northumbreland is and oweth to be takyn and reputed as heire generall to the said Sir Guy de Brian: nevertheles for greate, diverse, and resonable consideraciouns movyng alle the seid parties and ther counseillis, hit is aygreed and accorded bitwene theym that alle the said castells, manors, londis, and tenementes shal be devyded and destributed yn fourme ensuying, that ys to say, that the seid Sir Thomas shalle have to hym and to his heires the manors of Wroxhalle, Ramsham, Maperton, and Childefrome, in the counte of Dorset, with the advousons of the churches of Wroxhalle and Ramsham, and of the chapel of Childefrome, and all the landis and tenementis the whiche were of the seid Sir Guy in Wroxhalle, Ramsham, Maperton, and Childefrome, in the same countie, alle whiche were of the same Sir Guy:
and that the seid erle of Ormond shalle have to hym and to his heires in fee symple nowe forthwith, the ile of Londay and the maner and lordship of Northam, with the appurtenaunces, in the countie of Devonshire, the manor of Netherkentescombe in the countie of Dorset, and alle the landis and tenementis the whiche were of the said Sir Guy in the seid ile and in Northam, in the same countie of Devonshire, and in Netherkentescombe in the same countie of Dorset, and the reversiouns of the manors of Kyngeston, Semerton . . Somerton Randolff, with the advousons of the churches of Kyngeston and Somerton Randolff in the counte of Somerset, and the reversion of the manors of Poyntknolle, Swynetoller, and Hasilbere, in the countie of Dorset, with the advousons of the churches of Hasilbere and Poyntknolle, and the reversioun of alle such londis and tenementis as were of the seid Sir Guy in Somerton Erle, Somerton Randolff, yn the seid countie of Somerset, and in Poyntknolle, Swynetoller, and Hasilbere, in the seid county of Dorset, immediately after the decesse of Alianore, countess of Wiltes, the which holdeth the same manors, londis, tenementis, and advousons terme of her life, alle which, so appoynted to the same erle of Ormond, were of the seid Sir Guy, and that the seid erle of Ormond shalbe made sure of xxx. li. of rent-charge growyng oute of the manors of Stokecursy, Wyke, and Staple, in the seid countie of Somerset, to have to hym for terme of the liffe of the seid countesse as shalbe devysed by his counseille:
and the seid Edward shall have to hym and to the heires of the body of the seid Robert, son of the forsaid Robert late lord Ponyngis, the manors of Chellesfeld, Esthalle, Fankham, and Asshe, with their appurtenaunces, in the countie of Kent, and the manors of Shoker Wike and Batheneston, with the rentis, services, and perquisitis of the courtis of and yn the manor of Dunhede, in the countie of Somerset, and alle other landis and tenementis the whiche were of the seid Sir Guy in Chellefeld, Esthalle, Fankham, Asshe, Stoker, Wyke, and Batheneston aforesaid, excepte londis and tenementis of the same to the yerly value of xx. marc, the which the seid erle of Northumberland shalle have made sure to hym and to his heires by the seid Edward, as the counseille of the seid erle of Northumbreland shalle devyse in recompense of londis and tenementis to the yerly value of xx. marc by hym uppon thies aggrementis delivered for the seid Edward to the seid erle of Ormonde and to his heires:
and the seid erle of Northumbreland shalle have alle the residue not before appoynted of all the castellis, maners, londis, tenementis, and other hereditamentis, the whiche were of the seid Sir Guy, &c. &c.
The division of the Bryan lands after the execution of James, earl of Ormonde. The earl of Northumberland is taken to be the heir of Lord Bryan, on the belief that he was a descendant of a daughter of Lord Bryan (in fact more likely a sister of Lord Bryan); nevertheless, parts of the estates were awarded to Edward Poynings and to Thomas, earl of Ormonde (James's brother and successor). Sutton Poyntz was not included, having been awarded as a result of the court arbitration to John Newburgh.
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20 Jun 1490 Exemplification at the request of John Hardyng, master of the house or hospital of St. Thomas the Martyr of Acre in London, of an act of the Parliament held 14 February, 32 Henry VI [Rot. Parl. Vol. V, p. 257], confirming to that house a grant made by James earl of Wiltshire and of Ormond, of the manor and advowson of the church of Hukcote and a croft called the ' Lytell mille hamme,' co. Buckingham.