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  • ID: I66330
  • Name: Eleanor
  • Sex: F
  • Death: 1348 1
  • Note: 1 2

    Widow of William de Brianzon.
    Went on pilgrimage in 1321, as a widow.
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    In 1341 Edmund Baynard and his wife Eleanor leased their holdings in Widcombe and Goatacre to John of Longeford for 7 years. John put up ?all his goods, movable and immovable, and his manor of Wedecombe? as security. The rent of 5 silver marks was to be paid to ?John de Peyton and his wife Eleanor?. This was Eleanor?s mother, formerly the wife of John the last male Bluet to hold the estates, and her third husband, whom she had married in 1327. If Eleanor senior died during the lease then the rent reverted to Edmund and Eleanor. It is known that she died during the Black Death in 1348.
    Whether this was just before, or just after, the lease expired is not known; it is unlikely that Edmund and Eleanor received any
    money however.

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    John Bluet married Eleanor, the widow of William de Brianzon, in 1311, (fn. 31) and the next year two-thirds of the manor of Silchester, Hants, were settled upon him and his wife in fee tail. (fn. 32) He was returned as holding the vill of Silchester in 1316, (fn. 33) but he had died before 17 January 1317, as is apparent from a patent roll of that date nominating William de Northo in his stead in a commission of oyer and terminer originally issued to William de Hardene and John Bluet.
    His widow Eleanor went on pilgrimage beyond the seas in 13 21, (fn. 35) but two years later was summoned to deliver up the bodies of her daughters Margaret and Eleanor?the co-heiresses of John Bluet?to William de Cusaunce, the king's clerk, to whom Thomas, Earl of Norfolk, and Aymer de Valence, Earl of Pembroke, as overlords, had sold their marriage. (fn. 36) Although she had petitioned the king for permission to keep her daughters with her by reason of their tender age, (fn. 37) she was forced to comply with this order, and in 1327 sought consolation in a third marriage, in that year obtaining Jicence to marry whom she would of the king's allegiance. (fn. 38) William de Cusaunce gave Margaret in marriage to Sir William de Cusaunce, probably his nephew, while he bestowed the hand of Eleanor upon Edmund Baynard. (fn. 39) Although Eleanor, the mother, had a life interest in the manor of Silchester, Sir William de Cusaunce, as lord of Silchester, granted a lease of premises in that vill to Nicholas le Heir of Silchester, his wife, and their sons, in 1342; (fn. 40) and in 1346 Peter de Cusaunce, son and heir of William, (fn. 41) and Edmund Baynard were stated to be holding one knight's fee in Silchester formerly belonging to John Bluet. (fn. 42) Eleanor, in conjunction with her third husband, Sir John de Peyton*, (fn. 43) sought to recover tenements in Silchester from Sir Peter de Cusaunce and others in 1347, (fn. 44) but died the following year.
    * He was in all probability her third husband, although he does not seem to be called so specifically anywhere. The same John obtained licence to have a chapel in his manor of Lackham (co. Wilts.), which formerly belonged to the Bluets (Wilts. Mag. iv, 2), and it is prob- able that he was holding it in right of Eleanor.
    (VCH)
  • _UID: 00D2BA17D9F54E5694193811606F5A0337E2
  • Change Date: 15 APR 2010



    Marriage 1 John Bluet
    • Married: ABT 1311 1
    Children
    1. Has Children Elinora Blewet

    Sources:
    1. Text: The Bluets. A baronial family and their historical connections 1066 ? 1400.
      Tony Pratt and Karen Repko .
      2008
    2. Text: The Baynards of Lackham a county family and their historical connections 1360 - 1650.
      Tony Pratt
      Wiltshire College Lackham
      2009
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