Name: John de Tong
Change Date: 14 FEB 2010
A small addition can be made to the ancestry of Robert de Turnham and his brother Stephen de Turnham. Among the charters of grants to Bayham priory are those of Robert and Stephen, their father Robert, and uncle Michael de Turnham . One charter in particular, that of Robert de Turnham, in part confirms the grants of his uncle Michael de Turnham in Blechenden and other nearby lands in Kent . Of particular note, the confirmation of same by King John on 6 April 1210 confirms among others the grants 'of the gift of Michael son of John de Tong, 10 acres of land with appurtenances in Tong...' ["De dono Michaelis filii Johannis de Tonge x. acras terrae, cum pertinentiis, in Tonge..."] .
' Johannis de Tonge', charter of King John confirming grants of his son Michael to Bayham Abbey, dated 6 April 1210 [Mon. Angl. VI(2):914, Num. XVIII, cites Pat. 6 Edw. III. p. 2, m. 30, per Inspex.]
- Robert de Turnham