2020-07-24 22:22:48 UTC
Dear Newsgroup ~
Complete Peerage 10 (1945): 314 (sub Pateshulle) has a brief account of Sir John de Pateshulle, died 1290, of Pattishall, Northamptonshire, Knight of the Shire for Bedfordshire, 1290. Regarding his marriage, the following information is provided:
"The name of his wife, whose parentage is unknown, seems to have been Hawise. He died at some time in 1290. Five years later, and still in 1316, his widow was holding Pattishall [Northamptonshire] in dower." END OF QUOTE.
In footnote i on the same page, the following additional information is provided regarding Sir John de Patteshulle's wife:
"In 1295 the mother of Simon de Patteshulle was holding Pattishall in dower, and Lady Hawise de Patteshulle who held it in 1316 was presumably the same person (Ann. Monastici, vol. iii, p. 401; Feudal Aids, vol. iv, p. 22)." END OF QUOTE.
As we can see, it appears that Sir John de Pattishulle's unknown wife survived him and was living in 1295. The editor of Complete Peerage "presumes" she is the same person as Lady Hawise de Pateshulle in 1316.
As it turns out, Sir John de Patteshulle's widow was actually named Agnes. This is proven by a Common Pleas lawsuit dated Easter term 1293, an abstract of which is provided below:
In Easter term 1293 Agnes, widow of John de Pateshull, claimed as her right 22s. 8d. rent in Middleton Milton and Collingtree (in Milton Malzor), Northamptonshire, which rent Philip de Quenton has granted to Philip de Gayton by fine.
Reference: Court of Common Pleas, CP40/101, image 54f (available at http://aalt.law.uh.edu/E1/CP40no101/aCP40no101fronts/IMG_0054.htm).
The fine referenced in the above lawsuit has been abstracted and is available on Chris Phillips' great website, Some Notes on English Medieval Genealogy. A copy of abstract of this fine is copied below.
CP 25/1/175/57, number 309.
Link: Image of document at AALT
Date: Two weeks from St Michael, 21 Edward I [13 October 1293].
Parties: Philip de Gayton', querent, and Philip de Quenton', deforciant.
Property: The service of 1 [knight's] fee in Middelton' and Colentre.
Action: Plea of covenant.
Agreement: Philip de Quenton' has acknowledged the fee, together with the homage and all the service of Simon de Pateshull' and his heirs, in respect of all the tenement which he held before of Philip de [Quenton'] in the aforesaid vills, to be the right of Philip de Gayton', as that which Philip de Gayton' has of his gift, to hold to Philip de Gayton' and his heirs, of the chief lords for ever. And besides Philip de Quenton' granted for himself and his heirs that 22 shillings and 8 pence of rent - which Agnes, who was the wife of John de Pateshull', holds for life of the inheritance of Philip de Quenton' in the aforesaid vills on the day the agreement was made, and which after the decease of Agnes ought to revert to Philip de Quenton' and his heirs - after the decease of Agnes shall remain to Philip de Gayton' and his heirs, to hold together with the fee of the chief lords for ever.
Warranty: Warranty, in respect of the fee.
For this: Philip de Gayton' has given him 10 pounds sterling.
Note: This agreement was made in the presence of Simon and Agnes, and they did fealty to Philip de Gayton' in the court.
Standardised forms of names. (These are tentative suggestions, intended only as a finding aid.)
Persons: Philip de Gayton, Philip de Quinton, Simon de Pattishall, John de Pattishall, Agnes de Pattishall
Places: Milton Malsor, Collingtree
In summary, it appears that Sir John de Pateshulle was survived by a wife, Agnes, who occurs in both a lawsuit and a fine dated 1293. Agnes was still living in 1295, as stated by Complete Peerage. She is obviously a separate and distinct woman from Lady Hawise de Pateshulle living in 1316.
For interest's sake, the following is a list of the 17th Century New World immigrants that descend from Sir John de Pateshulle and his wife, Agnes:
Barbara Aubrey, William Bladen, George & Nehemiah Blakiston, Thomas Booth, Elizabeth, John, and Thomas Butler, Humphrey Davie, Mary Launce, Hannah, Samuel & Sarah Levis, Percival Lowell, Joseph & Mary Need, Philip & Thomas Nelson, Thomas Owsley, Elizabeth Saint John, Mary Johanna Somerset.
Do you descend from this couple? If so, I'd very much appreciate seeing your line of descent posted here on the newsgroup.
Best always, Douglas Richardson, Historian and Genealogist