Name: Joan de Aldham
Change Date: 23 APR 2012
William Gage (d 1496) formed a seat where his heirs still reside at West Firle, on the Manor of Heighton St Clere, which had come to his mother's family [the St. Cleres] by the marriage of John [surely Joan?] de Aldham, of Igtham and Aldham in Kent.
How does this fit?
The following notes, chiefly from theArrlia< h < ?ricaCantiawi ', throw some further lisdit on the Aldhams and Sinclairs : ? Margery de Peckham [nee Aldham] had a sister and coheir named Isolda in 1347.
This sister was the wife of John St. Clere, and paid aid for land in Igtham when the Black Prince was knighted. The
land is described as a moiety of a knight's fee, which Christina de Kirkeby and the heirs of Nicolas de Cryel held in Igtham from the archbishop. It is recognised by Ciriac Petit as being the manor of Igtham or The Mote. The inquisition after death of William Inge states that he and his wife, Isolda Inge, acquired from Nicolas de Cryel the moiety of Igtham manor. These facts suggest very strongly that Isolda Aldham, Isolda Inge, and Isolda St. Clere meant the same person, who may have married John St. Clere after the death of William Inge, who was chief justice of the king's bench in 1316, and had been married first to Margaret Gi-asenel, and second to Isolda Aldham.
(The SInclairs of England.)
Father: Thomas de Aldham
Mother: Isabel Montacute
John St. Clair
- John St. Clair b: 1302 in Shirburn, Oxfordshire