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  • ID: I24978
  • Name: Thomas de Maresey
  • Prefix: Sir 1
  • Sex: M
  • Note: 2 3

    Some time in the twelfth century?the exact date is difficult to fix? Roger de Maresay founded a monastery at Mattersey, dedicated it to St. Helen, and endowed it with property in the immediate vicinity.
    A hundred years after the death of Roger de Maresay, a descendant of his, Isabell de Chauncey, left all her property in Mattersey and Thorp to the priory at the former place, and confirmed the monks in the enjoyment of the gifts of her predecessors in the parishes of Gamston, Elksley, West Retford, Misson, and Boulton.
    After Stamford Bridge and the historic battle of Hastings where Harold was defeated and killed, Mattersey was given to a Norman family who took the name of De Mattersey or Maresay.  
    The Priory was founded before 1192, by Roger Fitz Ranulph De Maresay, for six canons.
    About the year 1298, Thomas de Maresey, lord of Gamelston (Gamston) held eight bovats (about 120 acres of land,) at the rate of 6s. per annum, at West Retford, Notts.
    In the volumes containing details of the 'Arrangement of deeds evidences and writings with extracts therefrom deducing the title to the estates of the Most Noble Henry Pelham Duke of Newcastle', the entry for Gamston gives details of history and includes a diagram tracing the descent of the manor from Roger de Maresey at the time of King John to the Monboucher family post Edward III.
    (Newcastle (Clumber) Collection at Nottingham University)
    Worth a look?:
    ... wife of Thomas de Maresey, and her children to have sufficient maintenance from Thomas's goods and chattels in John's custody, until the king shall ...
    (Calendar of the Close Rolls Preserved in the Public Record Office (1272-1307 : Edward I). Pub 1900. Page 203)
  • _UID: 918878839D4F4A83B7621ADF9EFA24AA4534
  • Change Date: 14 DEC 2008

    Father: Ralph de Maresey

    Marriage 1 Spouse Unknown
      1. Has Children Isabella Maresey

      1. Text: Newcastle (Clumber) Collection
        at Nottingham University
      2. Type: Book
        Periodical: A History of Nottinghamshire
        Author: Cornelius Brown
        Date: 1896
      3. Type: Book
        Periodical: The History of Retford in the County of Nottingham
        Author: John S Piercy
        Date: 1828
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