Name: Mathew Redman
Prefix: Sir 1
Residence: Berwick, Northumberland
Occupation: Governor of Berwick 2
BATT: Otterburn 1388 (captured)
Change Date: 6 JAN 2012
Some say his mother was Margaret ___.
Governor of Berwick succeeding Sir Ralph LUMLEY in 1388.
"Sir Matthew was a
professional military captain who spent long and frequent periods abroad in the service of Edward III fighting under the command of Sir Robert Knolles and later of John of Gaunt. On one occasion Sir Matthew was taken prisoner and Edward III paid 1,000 marks for his ransom, a singular mark of honour which Sir Matthew must have well deserved. ...In 1379 Sir Matthew was appointed a warden of the Scottish March. ... In 1382 He was made Keeper of Roxburghe Castle; he fought alongside the Percies at the moonlight battle of Otterburn, where he was taken prisoner but was soon ransomed, and in 1389 was appointed Sheriff of Cumberland ..."
I SHALL shew you of sir Matthew Redman, who was on horseback to save himself, for he alone could not remedy the matter. At his departing sir James Lindsay was near to him and saw how sir Matthew departed, and this sir James, to win honour, followed in chase sir Matthew Redman, and came so near him that he might have striken him with his spear, if he had list. Then he said: ?Ah, sir knight, turn; it is a shame thus to fly: I am James of Lindsay: if ye will not turn, I shall strike you on the back with my spear.? Sir Matthew spake no word, but strake his horse with the spurs sorer than he did before. In this manner he chased him more than three miles, and at last sir Matthew Redman?s horse foundered and fell under him. Then he stept forth on the earth and drew out his sword, and took courage to defend himself; and the Scot thought to have stricken him on the breast, but sir Matthew Redman swerved from the stroke, and the spear-point entered into the earth. Then sir Matthew strake asunder the spear with his sword; and when sir James Lindsay saw how he had lost his spear, he cast away the truncheon and lighted afoot, and took a little battle-axe that he carried at his back and handled it with his one hand quickly and deliverly, in the which feat Scots be well expert, and then he set at sir Matthew and he defended himself properly. Thus they tourneyed together, one with an axe and the other with a sword, a long season, and no man to let them. Finally sir James Lindsay gave the knight such strokes and held him so short, that he was put out of breath in such wise that he yielded himself, and said: ?Sir James Lindsay, I yield me to you.? ?Well,? quoth he, ?and I receive you, rescue or no rescue.? ?I am content,? quoth Redman, ?so ye deal with me like a good companion,? ?I shall not fail that,? quoth Lindsay, and so put up his sword. ?Well, sir,? quoth Redman, ?what will you now that I shall do? I am your prisoner, ye have conquered me. I would gladly go again to Newcastle, and within fifteen days I shall come to you into Scotland, whereas ye shall assign me.? ?I am content,? quoth Lindsay: ?ye shall promise by your faith to present yourself within this three weeks at Edinboro, and wheresoever ye go, to repute yourself my prisoner,;? All this sir Matthew sware and promised to fulfil. Then each of them took their horses and took leave each of other. Sir James returned, and his intent was to go to his own company the same way that he came, and sir Matthew Redman to Newcastle.
(The Chronicles of Froissart.)
Father: Mathew Redman b: ABT 1330
Mother: Joan FitzHenry b: 1331 in Ravensworth, Yorkshire
- Richard Redman b: BEF 1356
- Felicia Redman b: ABT 1386
- Text: IGI
- Type: Book
Periodical: History of the County of Durham
- Type: Book
Periodical: The Sheriff
Author: I Gladwin