Name: Ralph de Esse
Change Date: 12 MAR 2010
'William I gave Martock to the Earl of Bulloigne who seems to have settled one member of his family at the hamlet of Ash, called Ash-Bullen after its owners. One of them was the Faramus, son of Thomas, of Nos. 55, 56. He was living in 1240. Peter de Boloygne and Christina, his wife, levied a fine of lands in "Parva Bradewaye, Ashulle, Esse Bologine and Mertoke" in 1311 (Ped. Fin. 4 Ed. II, 64). In the Tax Roll of 1327, John Boloyngne and William Dare appear in the lists for Stapleton and Milton in the parish of Martock.
These three charters may be dated about 1240.'
(Rev. E. H. Bates, ed., Two Cartularies of the Benedictine Abbeys of Muchelney and Athelney in the County of Somerset (London: Harrison and Sons, 1899), Somerset Record Society XIV:74-75. Foonote to charters 54-56.)
Rose Ash, formerly Ralph Asse, in the hundred of Witheridge and in the deanery of South Molton, lies about six miles from South Molton. The manor belonged, in the reign of Henry III., to Ralph de Esse. Sir Ralph Esse, the last of this family, left three daughters co-heiresses, married to Dennis, Giffard, and Hals, between whom the manor and advowson were divided.
(Magna Britannia: volume 6.)
Thewborough is in Sutcombe.
Sutcombe and Rose Ash are not close - 35 miles apart.
Had son Thomas dsp and three daughters.
- Margaret Ashe b: in Ashbullen, Devon