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Lord of Basing Sir Adam de Port, St. John

Male Bef 1151 - Aft 1213  (~ 61 years)



  • Name Adam de Port 
    Title Lord of Basing 
    Prefix Sir 
    Suffix St. John 
    Order 1120 
    NOTE: This record appears to belong to Adam de Port of Mapledurham d. 1174 / see Apeldreham reference? 17 Dec 2017 Suzanne St. John

    Notification by Henry [I], king of the English, to Ralph, bishop of Chichester, and William FitzAnger and the barons of Sussex, both French and English, of his grant in alms to the church of St. Martin of Battle and the monks of that place.

    Reference: COWDRAY/1/(iii)
    Title: Notification by Henry [I], king of the English, to Ralph, bishop of Chichester, and William FitzAnger and the barons of Sussex, both French and English, of his grant in alms to the church of St. Martin of Battle and the monks of that place.
    Description:
    (1120 is the date suggested by C. Johnson and H. A. Cronne, Regesta Regum Anglo-Normannorum, vol. ii, p. 152)


    Manor called Apeldreham [Appledram], free from all manner of customary services as when it was in the king\'s demesne, and [rent of] 40s. 0d. which the king had previously retained in the same manor, with the farm of Boseham [Bosham].


    This grant is made in exchange for their possessions at Reading [co. Berks.] (pro excambio de Rading\').


    Further grant that they may hold without challenge (calumpnia) this custom in the wood of Bocfalde and in that of Betlesparrioc, i.e. that if the king shall place therein three pigs in pannage, the monks may always send the fourth and take back freely, and shall moreover have the fourth penny of pannage; and if the king shall have taken three oaks, the monks may take the fourth for the repair of their houses, and they may have the fourth penny from the land belonging to the same woods and the fourth hen at Christmas, and from Yringesmed the fourth penny, and twenty-five eggs at Easter.


    No sheriff or minister or other person to molest the monks upon pain of forfeiture, but they shall have the property freely and quietly as the king held it in his own demesne, and the monks and the men of the manor shall be free and quit from all customary services with sac and soc, toll and team, infangthief, geld, scot, hidage, danegeld, and bridgework, castlework, parkwork and enclosurework and military service, and from all aids of shire and hundred, and wardpenny, lastage, larceny-fine, murder-fine, treasure, and right of warren, and all pleas and plaints.


    Witnesses--Roger, bishop of Salisbury, Adam de Port.


    Given at Portesmuda [Portsmouth].


    Monasticon (1846 edition), vol. 3, p. 247; but J. H. Round, Ancient Charters (Pipe Roll Society, vol. 10), pp. 27-28, gives reasons for doubting the genuineness of this actual charter, although not of its provisions.

    Date: Nov-Dec 1120
    Held by: West Sussex Record Office, not available at The National Archives
    Language: English

    http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/b6b49cb4-6a49-43ee-898d-e71008242362 
    Born Bef Sep 1151 
    Gender Male 
    Order 1175 
    (1) John le Poher of K. and his wife Agnes Engain (2) Convent of Watton Confirmation...

    Reference: RCHY 3/5/19
    Description:
    (1) John le Poher of K. and his wife Agnes Engain


    (2) Convent of Watton


    Confirmation in frankalmoign from (1) to (2) of 3 bovates of land in K. which John son of Anketinus gave to (2). Witnesses: Adam de Port, Simon de Pateshill, Godfrey de Insulis, Henry de Norhamtona, Henry son of Harvey, Ralph Hareng, Robert de Perci, Alexander de Poington, William de Rocheford, Master Walter de Drifeld, Walter de Sourebi, Peter de Santon and Robert his brother, and Ivo de Beverley


    Seal; numbers: 310, 28, ----

    Date: n.d. [c.1175]
    Held by: Lancashire Archives, not available at The National Archives
    Language: Latin

    http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/c9bf2081-7ae1-473a-b3f2-2347e53b6c16 
    Order 1101-1200 
    Grant by Adam de Port, to Ralph de Wxesi. of eight acres of pasture, in free service,...

    Reference: E 40/4635
    Description:
    Grant by Adam de Port, to Ralph de Wxesi. of eight acres of pasture, in free service, for which Ralph has given him 5s. and a palfrey worth 20s. Witnesses:- Thomas de Frene, Adam de Argugis, Richard de Wynterburne, Helmar de Berwe, and others (named): [Wilts?]

    Note: Endorsed: \'Carta Ricardi Blundi\'
    Date: Twelfth century.
    Held by: The National Archives, Kew
    Legal status: Public Record(s)
    Closure status: Open Document, Open Description

    http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C4943388 
    Died Aft 25 Jun 1213 
    • Reference: SC 8/297/14823
      Description:
      Petitioners: Nicholas, Archdeacon of Ferns.
      Name(s): Nicholas
      Addressees: Chancellor.
      Occupation: Archdeacon of Ferns
      Nature of request: Nicholas, Archdeacon of Ferns, who is blind and ill, states that he was executor of the testament of Adam de St John, and that William Waspayl, with the collusion of the Justiciar of Ireland, is impleading him as executor for a certain debt, before the Barons of the Dublin Exchequer. And although such cases ought not to be heard there, they are nevertheless forcing him to answer before them for this. He requests a remedy.
      Nature of endorsement: [None]
      Places mentioned: Ferns, [County Wexford, Ireland]; Dublin, [Ireland].
      People mentioned: Adam de Sancto Johanne (St John); William Waspayl, knight.
      Note: Dated to 1285 by Sayles and Connolly, based on Cal. Docs Ireland, vol. II, no.2361.
      Date: [1285]
      Held by: The National Archives, Kew
      Former reference in its original department Chancery Files 39.
      Legal status: Public Record(s)
      Language: Latin
      Closure status: Open Document, Open Description
      Publication note: Calendar of Documents Relating to Ireland, 1171-1307, vol. II no.2361 (translation of petition) Calendar of Documents Relating to Ireland, 1171-1307, vol. III no.35 (calendar of related writ) Documents on the Affairs of Ireland before the King's Council pp.32-33 (full edition of petition) Irish Material in the Class of Ancient Petitions (SC 8) in the Public Record Office p.94 (brief calendar of petition) The History of King John, King Henry III, and the Most Illustrious King Edward I, vol. III p.435 (edition of petition) & p.1274 (edition of petition)

      http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C9518024

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      This book dates it to 1300 (reign 1272 - 1307 plus 18 = 1300)
      https://archive.org/stream/chroniclesofcoun00grif#page/350/mode/2up/search/%22St+John%22
    Person ID I104783403   St. John Origin and Ancestry DNA Database
    Last Modified 17 Dec 2017 

    Father Living 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Living 
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    Family ID F4499  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sir Adam de Port, St. John,   b. Bef Sep 1151,   d. Aft 25 Jun 1213  (Age ~ 61 years) 
    Children 
    +1. William de Port-St. John,   b. 1176  [Birth]
    Last Modified 25 Sep 2018 
    Family ID F4431  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart


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