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Simon de Pateshull

Male - 1295


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  • Name Simon de Pateshull 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1295 
    Notes 
    • Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900, Volume 44, "Pateshull, Simon de (d.1274)" by William Hunt>

      PATESHULL or PATTISHALL, Sir SIMON de (d. 1274), judge and knight, was either a younger son or a grandson of Simon de Pateshull (d. 1217?) [q. v.], judge, and seems to have succeeded to the estates of Bishop Hugh de Pateshull [q. v.], his brother or perhaps uncle, who died in 1241; for little more than a year after the bishop's death he was engaged in a suit against the priory of Dunstable, with reference to the lease of Grimscote, in Cold Higham, Northamptonshire (Annales Monastici, iii. 161). He appears in 1257 as one of the king's justices, and as justice for the Jews (Foedera, i. 262). He held the manor of Bletsoe, by service of one knight's fee, and is called therefrom the lord of Bletsoe (Miracula Symonis de Montfort ap. Rishanger, p. 106). In 1258 Ida, widow of William de Beauchamp of Bedford, invaded and did much damage to his manor of Crawley, Buckinghamshire. From 1260 to 1262 he was sheriff of Northamptonshire. He joined the baronial party, and was with Simon de Montfort the younger in Northampton when it was besieged by the king in 1264 (Annales Monastici, iii. 229), and was in Kenilworth with other baronial leaders when it was besieged in 1265 (ib. p. 241). About Ascension day 1273 he was very sick, and, expecting his death, demanded and received the rites of the church; he became speechless, but, a relic from the body of Earl Simon de Montfort having been applied to him, he recovered and went to Evesham to offer there (Miracula, u.s.) He died at Easter 1274. He was succeeded by his son, Sir John de Pateshull, who paid a relief of forty-six shillings and sixpence for his land at Grimscote to the priory of Dunstable, and died in 1290. John's son Simon, called the younger, married Isabella, daughter and heiress of Sir John de Steyngreve (Cal. Genealogicum, pp. 504, 526; Dugdale, Baronage, ii. 144; the editor of Annales Monastici, ii. 401 n. makes Isabella the mother of Simon, and widow of John), and inherited his father-in-law's lands in Bedfordshire and Yorkshire in 1294. He died in 1295 before receiving knighthood, leaving a son,

      John de Pateshull (1291?-1349), who was about four years old at his father's death, and was in the king's wardship. He married Mabel, sister, and eventually coheiress, of Otho, lord Grandison; was summoned to a council of magnates in 1335 (Foedera, ii. 916), and received a summons to the parliament of 1342, but no later parliamentary summons, and his name occurs among the knights summoned to military service in 1345 (ib. iii. 52). He died in 1349, and was succeeded by his son William, who was born about 1322, did not receive a summons to parliament, and died without issue in 1360, leaving his four sisters, Sybill, wife of Sir Roger de Beauchamp; Alice, wife of Thomas Wake; Mabel, wife of Walter de Fauconberg, who inherited Pattishall; and Katherine, wife of Sir Robert de Tudenham, his coheirs, among whose descendants the barony is in abeyance.

      [Ann. de Dunstap. ap. Ann. Monast. iii. 161, 215, 241, 319, 365, 401 (Rolls Ser.); Roberts's Cal. Geneal. pp. 504, 526 (Record Publ.); Rymer's Foedera, i. 262, ii. 856, 916, 1013 (Record ed.); Rishanger's Chron. de Bellis, p. 106 (Camden Soc.); Blaydes's Visit. of Bedfordshire, p. 52 (Harl. Soc.); Dugdale's Baronage, ii. 143; Courthope's Peerage, p. 373, ed. Nicolas; Bridges's Northamptonshire, i. 5, 260, 267.] [1]
    Person ID I14591  Dickinson
    Last Modified 25 Apr 2015 

    Father John de Pateshull,   d. 1290 
    Relationship Birth 
    Family ID F4477  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Isabella de Steyngreve 
    Children 
    +1. John de Pateshull of Bletsoe,   b. ca. 1291,   d. 1349  (Age ~ 58 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 26 Apr 2015 
    Family ID F4480  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S336351] Dictionary of National Biography, 63 volumes, Sir Sidney Lee, ed., (New York: McMillan and Company, 1885-1900), Public Domain., "Pateshull, Simon de (d.1274)," 44: 30.