Badlesmere of Kent, England
Giles de Badlesmere b abt 1202. He md Margaret de Leveland abt 1228. She was b abt 1208.
Child of Giles de Badlesmere and Margaret de Leveland was:
Guncelin de Badlesmere, Justiciar of Kent, b abt 1232, Kent, England, d 1284-85, Kent, England. The identity of his wife is not known.
Children of Bartholomew de Badlesmere and Margaret de Clare were:
a. Of Badlesmere and Chilham Castle, Kent, he attended the wars in Gascony 1292, and the Scottish wars 1303 and 1304. Age 26 when he succeeded his father in 1301. Governor of Bristol Castle 1307 and received a grant of the Castle and Manor Chilham, and from 26 Oct of that year until 15 May 1321, he was summoned to Parliament. He obtained a grant of the Castle of Leeds in Kent, and in 1314-15, he was made Governor of Skipton Castle, and of all the castles in Yorkshire and Westmorland, and also served as Steward of the King's Household. Despite the many favors granted him, he joined the Earl of Lancaster in his rebellion, where they were defeated and Lord Badlesmere was captured and hung as a traitor at Canterbury, 14 Apr 1322. His one son, Giles, d 1338, s.p., when his four sisters were found to be his heirs: (1) Margery, aged 32, wife of William de Ros of Helmsley; (2) Maud, aged 28, wife of John de Vere; (3) Elizabeth, aged 25, whose first husband was Edmund de Mortimer; and (4) Margaret, aged 23, wife of John de Tiptoft or Tibetot.
b. After her notorious refusal in 1321 to allow the Queen's admission to the Royal Castle of Leeds, she was besieged therein and imprisoned in the Tower of London, later being released. She was aged 40 in Mar 1326/27.
c. Note that there appears to be an error in Ancestral Roots regarding Line 79, which states that John de Vere married Margaret de Badlesmere. After checking several other sources cited on SGM, which appear to follow CP's account of the four Badlesmere co-heiresses, all agree that it was Maud, not Margaret, who was the wife of John de Vere.
d. As one of the four coheirs to her brother, Giles, she brought to her second husband, William de Bohun, a great inheritance, as well as her Mortimer dower.
CP Vol I[371-374]; AR Line 65[33-34], Line 65A[33-34], Line 54[33-34], Line 70, Line 79.
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