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History of the family of Chichester, from A.D. 1086-1870. Including the descents of the various branches settled at Raleigh, Youlston, Arlington, Widworthy, Calverleigh, Hall, and elsewhere in Devonshire; also of the Chichesters, marquesses of Donegal, and barons Templemore online

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Online LibraryAlexander Palmer Bruce ChichesterHistory of the family of Chichester, from A.D. 1086-1870. Including the descents of the various branches settled at Raleigh, Youlston, Arlington, Widworthy, Calverleigh, Hall, and elsewhere in Devonshire; also of the Chichesters, marquesses of Donegal, and barons Templemore → online text (page 1 of 10)
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RALEIGH, YOLLSTOX, ARLINGTON, W1D\V0RTHY,

CALVERLEIGH, HALL, AND ELSFAVH'^KE

IN DE\ONSHIRE;

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ThlE CHJCHES'J-ERS, ALIRQUKSSES OF DOSEGAJ^
AND BARONS I'EMPLEMORE.



SIR ALEX. PALMER BRUCE CHICHESTER, Bart.



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Head of tre Fa^hly of CKiCHrsiER,

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The accompanving IIiSTOKy of the Faaiily of Ckicuesteh, was not
originally written with any view to its publication. It is the result
of that natural curiosity respecting tlieir ancestors felt hj all,
which first induced the Author to gather together in a inanuscrij^t
vohnne, notes of the various traditions that he from time to time
met with, relative to the name. As this volume increased in size,
by the addition of )uany pedigrees, sketches of arms, etc., con-
tributed ]jy meml)ers of scvei-al branches of ttie family, it was
fouud that the book had become possessed of a certain amount
of interest to i-ather a wide circle of relations and friends, rnauy of
Avliom Inive joiued in persuading the Autlior to extend that circle
still finnher, by p]'iriting ihe results of his imestigations. The
Author has lier-n induced to accede more readily to this i-ecommen-
dation, from Ins knoAvh dge of tlie amount of tin]." and j-eseai'ch



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whicli it lias cost him to brinn- even tliis small volume too;etlior ; and
pJtliough it may be deemed uninteresting to the general public, b}-
tlie member's of a very T^-idel^y-spread faniily, it may, perliapSj be
better received than a work of higher merit.

Tiie Author -wislics to record his most o-raleful acknovrledo:-
nients for the Ycry amj^le assistance lie has received from Mr.
Clements R. IMai'kham, vdio has contributed laro-elv both to the
ancient and modern portion of the book. His thankful acknow-
ledgments are ahso due to Mr. Charles Chichester of Ilari, Mr.
Joseph Chichester Kagle of Calverleigh, and Colonel Harding
of Upcott, vvdio have most courteously fra'nished infonnation not
otherwise attainable.

Arlington Counx, Baunstaple,
Nov. Sfh, 1870.



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CONTENTS.



CHICHESTEU YAMILY 1

11.

CmCHESTERS OF THE RALEiGH AND YOUESTON BTLVXCH . VJ

111.
IRISH BRAN'CH OF CUICHESTERS 51

IV.
CUICHESTERS OF ARLlXGTuX • . .77

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CALVERLEIGil BRAXCU OF THE ARLi:SGTOX CHICHFSTERS . 117

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CH!C1J!:STER>^ OF HALL . 127

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i'joMi-;?DAY Book, a.!'. lOSG.

Facsimile of entries relating to Engelei' antl Beatrix . Frontispiece.

Pn-E lioLL, 2nd Henry IT. ad. llo-D.

Matthew de Cliieliesler pfijs a fine of five shillings . . -F^.'/e 8

J-LEA Roll, a.d. ]-2G3.

Elias of the Mill ag:iinst Robert de Cycester .... 9

Black Book of the ExchequeRj a.i<. 1174.

Knights' fees- held by Hugh de Raleigh in the county of Devon . 15

ri:Ei or Fi.NKS, lOih RiL-h;ird T. a.d. 11&9.

Sir Yvilliam de Raleigh conveys lands -which had belonged to his

uncle Waller. . . . . . . . . . IT

l>"QCisiTio.\s Ro::;t Mortkm,

On the deaih of Thomasine Chicher-^ter 20, ^-^

Arm.s of Lord CmciiKSXER of Bklfast .... io jo.ce (ne Eh';i;j.



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'T'^HERE lias liitlierto been great misconception respectiDg tlie
origin of the surname of Chidicster, aod the a.ncient pedigiee
of tliat family. jSTeYer, it is believed, until now, lias the history- of
the Chicliester family, prior to the marriage of John Chichester virh
tiio heiress of the Raleighs iu 1335, been correctly vrritteii. At
tiic time of the Herald's 'Yisitation, in the reign of James I., tiie
in.stakeij notion seems to have arisen, that the De\Oii?^b:eCh(chcsiers
vrcre descended from Thomas de Cirencester of South Poole, vrho
was kno^^Ti to have been Sherifi' of Devon, and lUember of Purlia-

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mcnt iu tlie reign of Edward II. ^ and a supposititious descent was
supplied by the genealogists of tlie time, connecting Lira -with
Robert de Cirencester, wlio was Bisliop of Exeter in 1138, and witli
the famous monkish chronicler Kichard of Cirencester, who died at
AA'estminster, a.d. 1355. So thoroughly had the error obtainedi
ground, that in erecting a memorial window to tlie Bishop in Exeter
Cathedral, the arms assigned to him were those novf borne by the
Chichcsters, and it was considered to bo some sort of confirmation
of the belief that the Bishop belonged to the family of Chiciiestcr,
lliat near >vhere he was interred in Exeter Cathedral, was tlie
monument of a knight of the time of Edward I,, vrho, because he
bore on his shiekl the arms which were generally known as those
of Chichester, vras believed to have belonged to that family.*



* The following extrpxt froui G-odvvm sbovvs thtifc ho fell into tliis error : — " a.d.
1138, Stepuex. Robertus Chichester, Decanus Sarisburiensis anno 1138, consecretio-
ncm accepit, faniilitc ortiis nobile (quae iu comitatu Devoniensi adhnc floret) et cb pieta-
tein a scriptoribus niultum celebvatur. quam TOeritojucHcet lector cnm (nisi quod in
ecclcsiae structuia ct ornatu niultuni pecuniae impenderit) aliud ab iis laudiitum iion
videam, quam pcregi-inationcs religiouis ergo Eomam et nescio quo susceptas, inde
reversus quod reliquirum nonnihil secum reportare consueveiit \>xo raagnifico habctur.
Cum annos praefuiss.et YigL-nti et duo diem clausit extremum, et in ecclesia sua sepultus
est idquai (iit fas credere) ab au&trali parti suuimi altaris uiji hunc esse inde colligo,
quiae adjnnctuni habet monu.-iiCntuni (uenipe e regionc januae quae ducit ad palatium
E))iscopale) nobiiis cujusdain ex Chichesterorum farnili?), \\vo ust iuf-ignia in clvphes
depicla satis denionstrant. — •' Godwin de praesulibus," p. -iu^, Cambridge, VlVi.

Dr. Oliver also, in his "Lives of the Bishops of Exeter," ascribes to Bisliop
Cirencester the same arms as are no\7 borre by the Chkliestcrs, alihongh in another v/ork
ho correctly suggests thai the effigy of the knight buried near liiiii belong,? to ojig of the
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This effigj is now known to represent Sir Walter de Ealeighj
a famous warrior, married to a dangliter of llie jjowcrfiil Gilbert
de Umfraville, b3^ liis wife Matikla, Countess of Angus. The arms
on his sh.ield were assumed by the Chichesters about one hundred
years after the time of his death, b}^ virtue of the marriage with liis
ereat pTeat-o-randdaurditer. Thomasiue Ealeifdi.

If any arms at all were to be depicted in cou.nection with the
Bishop — the appropriateness of which there is erery reason to
question, as the existence of heraldry at this early date (Icmjh
King Stephen) is extremely dour>tfal — he certaiul}' ought to have
neither the Chichester nor Ealeigli arms, brit the arms of Ciren-
cester, to wliich family he doubtless belonged.

The same mistake respecting the connection between the Bishop
of Exeter and the (vhichesters of Devonshire, is made by IzaclvC, in
his ''History of Exeter;" Fullei-, in his "Worthies of England;"
and Prince, in his " Worthies of Devon." A"7estcote, who com-
piled a History of Devon in the time of Queen Elizabeth, containing
a great number of valuable pedigrees, has also fallen into the same
mistake, probably from liis having obtained ln"s information from
the Herald's visitations, altliongh. he enters a protest against the
tlieoi'y that the Ghichcslers and Civenccslers are one and the same
i'^mily, in the following words : —

" Some will have this name of Cirencester and Chichester to
'>■■ all one, but I cannot ^deld unto tliem, for their names and
armouries so far diil'er."



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Arms of CircGstor or Cire?!- .kxuia of John ChicliP^tcr, Arms of Raleigli of llf^leigh,
cester, see "Pole's DeTOii," Lord Maj-or of London, i3l'9. runv bon-e by Chichester,
p. 4-50, 310V7 borne by Pri- See " Stovr's London." The family of Raleigh of

deanx. In the Parlifimentaiy Raleigh became cxtiucL in

"WritSj ierap. Ed. I. and Ed.. the male line in loV'o.

IL, the orms of Sir Thomaa
de Cirencester are given as
above.as one of tliebannerets
for the count}' of Warwick.

A little reflection vrill sliow how easily the genealogist of
the time of Elizahcth or James 1., by whom the pedigTce that
follows vras coinpiledj may have confused the two names, when
observed by him in ancierit writings : that of Chichester being spelt
Cycesi/y Cicestre, and Ciccater ; whilst Cirencester ^vas written
C^/rcestcrj Cirecesir\ and Ci/rceslr\ Although so little ditrerence
appears ta the eye and ear in these two names, the origin of each,
family is widebr dillerer:t. That of Chichester is derived from one
Engeler, who, at the time of the Domesday Survey, held the manor
of Cvcestr' or Chicliester, in Sussex ; and whose descendants in the
course of time, as surnames became prevalent, were known, in
accordance with the universal custom, by the names of tlieir lands.
We find the name Cic'j-slr or Chichester used as a suriiamOj
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Cijycccstcr or Cirencester. It is, therefore, only reasonable to
imagine, tliat a family of the latter name, in a similar way, toolc its
origin from the place so named in Gloucestershire. In the Visitation
book of the County of Desxn, for the year 1G20, preserved in the
Heralds' College, tlicre is this pedigree of the early Chich esters : —
Walram Chichester^



Johannes CJiicIiester-^

Johannes Chichester__

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Johannes Chichester.

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Johannes Chichester-



Johannes Chich ester-pThomasine fil et haer.
I John Ealei^'h militis.

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This pedigree, with the exception of th.e last entry, is entirely
erroneous, having been compiled under the idea that the Ciren-
cesters of South Poole— said to be descended from a grandson of a
brother of Robert Cirencester, who was Bisliop of Exeter temi?.
Knig Stephen — were the immediate ancestors of this John Cln"-
eliester, who married, in about the year 1355, Thomasine daughter
And sole heiress of John Ealeigh of Ealeioli.*



* It is evident that the descents giveu above are the same as in the acconipaiijuig
pedigree, extracted from the Harleian MSS., Ko. 807. It will be observed that in one



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A very cnreful and extensive investi station araoncr tlie ancient
records, dating from the tiine of the Conqueror to Heniy IV., now
preserved in the State Paper Office, has brought to light a great
number of entries relating to the Chichester foniily, conclusively
proving that, from the earliest period, there was alwa^'s a distinc-
tion between them and the Cirenccsters,* and it is from these
entries, extracts from wliicli follow in cln-onolofrical order, that a



case tlie Christian names are Latinized, uLbough at the same time tlie surname is given
" CMclieslcr" ; wliilst in the other the Christian names arc in English, but the surname
is correctly given as Cirencester, evidently under the mistaken impression that it -vvas
a Latinized form of the name Chichester.

Sir Wallei-an de Cirencester



Sir Thomas de Cirencester_-

Sir John de Cirencester

Sir Thoma:^ de Cirencester^Alioc de rvotomacro



William de Cirencester^
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Jolm de Cirencester—
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Pilchard de Cirencester—



Sir John c!e Cirencester:— Thoma-ine Ealeigii.

Tins forms the basis of the early portion of a pedigree of the Cijicliester family,
printed in "Shaw's Ilistoj-y of Stafibrdshii-e," "from the original, carefully compiled in
lG5o, and now at Fisherwick."

*= The family of Cirtnre>t'.r is believed to be novr cxtinr-t. Tlie fo'lo-viiig oxlracts
from ancient writings, where mention is made of the name, thowa that in the Middle
^^ge3 they were quite a distinct family from the Clich'-slcrs,

A..D. 10?0. Eainbaldus do Cirf^cr-cfr one of the tenants in 'capito of lands in
Berkshire. ("Domesday Book.")

1128— 115'1 Robert de Cir'^ a racier, J3ishop of Exeter.

]-2iiy. Thomas de drcnceblcr is ordered to give seisin of the Manor of AlHugton to
Pagan de Chances. ("Close Rolls," 12 Henry HI.)



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tolerably complete accoimt of the ancieut portions of tlie Cliieliester
jjccligree lias been drawn up and verilicd.

From ''Domesday Book," we learn that EXGELER held of the
J\ing" two hides of land in the manor of Ciccitr\ in the countj'" of
Sussex ; and he also held one carucale of land in the same inanor in
his own right, as likewise divers lands in Idond.on, in the same connty,
-which he formerly- held of King Harold (called Earl Harold) ; and
he also held two hides of land of Adelisa, vrifc of Kadulphus dc
ThcllebroCj in Standnne. in the count}^ of Bedford, and also divers
lands of Ernulph, in the connty of Somerset, of idl of which he was
seised at the time of the Bomctday Survey a.d. 1080.

His successor to the lands in tlie manor of Chichester appears
to have been EEXRY BE CIGESTIV, who by a charter of about the
nOth of Henry I. (a.d. 1120), in vrhich he is stated to have been seised
of divers lands and messuages in Chichester, gave in fi'ccalms to the
Hospital of the Blessed Mary and St. Michael in Portsmouth a
house adjoining tlie said lios[)ital on the west, and liaving the soa
on the east part thereof. Tins gift v^-as afterAvards confirmed ]rf
charters of King Henry IB, King Bicliard L, and King John.
(See CJutiier and Oorifirinaflon EoUs for these reigns.) His suc-
cessor to the lands, etc., at Chichester was,



1230. Thomas de Clrena-ffcr of Ht. Mary Cliurcli aiid South Pool, Sheriff of
Devon. (" Parliumcul Roll," U Henry HI.)

1"219. .TI(_i!)y do C'-nricc-<((;i; Cauou of Exetor, to whora Guib'irtus, Prior of St-
James:', Exeter, relea-cs all claiui to a tcnemeut, " in vh:o ;-ancH Martini E.ronic, now
(■•olLd lyiyl holtnderliay." (Oliver'n " Dioceses Mor.ast. Exon.," 1200—1300.)



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RTGHAJiD DE CIGESTB\ avIioso great-grandchildren we
find engaged in a suit [igninsb tLe Hospital of tLo Blessed Mary in
Chichestcrj from wliicli tliej claim a house, etc., in Chicliester.
From the enrolment of tlic pleas in this suit [Tovcr Gorcini llcije
lioJIs, placltn. coirfty Sus8e:e, No. 13, Easter, oOrd Henry 111.), it
appears that this Ilichard de Chichester had two daughters, his
coheiresses.

1. Christian;!, who died without issue.

2. Claricia, who ninrried .... j^ywit, and liad t^^o sons,

Eobort, son and heir, who died without issue, and
Gilbert, licir to his brother, Avho marj'ied and had tlnee
daughters, his coheiresses, Emma, ^labilio, and Gunelda,
who bring the suit against the hospital for the liouso wliich they
say belonged to tlieir ancestor, os above. The master of the hospital
replies that the lionse was granted by Clarieia, daughter of Ricliard
de Cicest'r, and that the gift was coniirmed by llobert Pywit, her
son.

The conteinporaiw of tlie above lllcha]-d Cliicliester of
Chichester, very prol;)ably iiis brother, and father of the four sons
w.lio are shown in the next descent, was,

MATEEW DE CIGESTR\ wlio app^/ars, ])j tlie account of the
Sljerih' of Sussex, in tlie secoad year of the reign of He^rry II.
(a.d. Hot)), as having been fined foiu' ."^hillings for some trans-
gression of the icing's ]yeacc. IL; was excused tJicrefrom hv the
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FROM ni>5£RT L'E CYGE'iTHE.Hio WIFE. A\D HER SISTER THE DAUGHTERS OF
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CHIC II ESTERS OF CHICHESTER.



recorded as having been fully iiccjiiitted thereof. — -P^.-^' JRoUs, 2nd
Henry II.

In the next generation we find an account of foui' meinbers of
tlie famih" of Chichester, three of wliom appear to have stood liigli
in the ranks of the esqnires of that time.

1. Kicholas de Cicester vras seised of lands, etc., in Chi-

cliester, in the time of King- John, and Kino- Henry III.,
as sliown by his son Richard (fil Xicholas de Cicester),
vrho calls to warranty Reginald de la Hyde for one
messuage in Cicester. — Plea Bolls, 2Gth Henry III.

2. Master Roljert de Cicestep, who, beiiig a discreet person,

was sent into Ireland in 1207 on the Kind's business,
touching a debt due to the King by Hugh Rose.

3. Master Henry de Cicestee, against whom Richard VrYdoc,

and Agnes Iris wife, claim lands in AVadfoi'd. in the
county of Somerset. — Coram Iiege Roll, 15th Henry 1 IT.

4. FdGHABD DiJ CICESTER, went into the Holy LbulL

with King Richard Ctpur de Lion, and after his return
therefrom, King John gave him divers lands in rhe
county of Sussex, in the year 1214, {fUjram Rene
and CJiO'iicr Rolls.) His son,
ROBERT BE CICESTER,* vAVa Petronilla his wife and



* About tLls period we find in the J>-S'..:c JloVs of tl.e Exclinqv^-r, temp. Iienry III.,
incT.tiou o^: J.jliii and Eobart du Chicyicster, engaged by the Kin:;- in the repan-tiori of
C'.:rtai!i houhc.- at Oiicbcster.



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Alicia lier sister, paid twenty sliillings to tlie King to have an
assize before Walter de Helyunj and others the King's Justices
for the county of Gloucester. {Yrac Eoll^ 47th Henry III.)
From this it appears that he married a coheiress, who l^rought
hhn lands in the county of Gloucester ; but what thev vrere,
or of yrhat flimily his wife was, vrc are not able to ascertain. He
died soon after the oOth Henry III. (a.d. 12G6), as appears by
the following assize, taken by his sou : —

EIGIIARD DE CIGESTEB, and Elizabeth his wife, who paid
a fine of half a mark to the Kimx fov an assize before "\Yaltcr de
Helyun, and others of the King's Justices for the county of
Gloucester, in the 53rd year of Henry III. (I2G9), when orders to
the Slicriif were accordiugly sent by the King's writ. {Fine
EoIL) He was defendant in a plea of trespass on some lands
adjoining his own at Chichester, county Sussex. {Coram Bege
Roll, 1st Edward I.) He appears to have had a brother, Kobert
Cicest'r, a monk, who I'cceived the King's assent to his elec-
tion to the Bishopric of Cork. — Pateid EoUs for Ireland, 5th
Edward I.

ROGER BE CJC ESTER, son and successor to Packard, was
in the expedition into Wak^s, in the 20th year of Kiiig Edvrard I.,
and iii the 22]id of King Ivdvrr.rd 1. he accorap.micd tliat monarcli
into Gascoigne, and in the 27t]i of Edwarvl I. he vras in the
Scoltisli v;-ars (<ee J/V//c'.'i-7 Ro'Js) ; and in that year ho was
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ChichesteFj county Sussex, as being tlien in the King's ser^dce
beyond the realm of England. (])e Banco Rolls.) His two
brothers, Master Peter de Cicester and Thomas de Cicester, ac-
companied Edward I. on his expedition to besiege the Castle of
Carlaverock, in the years 1299 and 1300, as is shown by the
following entry in the Avardrobe accounts for the 2Sth of Ed\Yard
I.: — ''Paid to Peter do Chichester, for his own and his brother
Thomas's wages, from the ord July, on which day their horses
w^ere found, for the before-named war, to the ord Xovember, on
which day the Sngr returned to Carhsle, computed for 124 days,
at 26'. per diem." (It must be remembered that at this period for
military ser\dce a banneret received 3.s, a day ; a- knight, 2s. ; and a
shieldbearer or esquire, 2.9. A foot-soldier received 2'./.) In the
Fame account-book, Master Peter de Chichester is allowed £2 for
his horse. This same Master Peter de Cicest'r was afterward'^
deputed, together with the Sheriff of Lincoln, to raise 3000 men
for the King's service out of that county. {Scottish Rolls, 7th
Edward II.) According to a Parliamentary vv^it tested at Lincoln,
20th April, 7th Edward II., he was paymaster and leader of the
levies raised in the county of Lincoln.

ROGER DE CICESTER, son of the before-named Ptocrer, was
jnthe French and Scottish wars with King Edward I., and was also
111 the army with King Edward II. at the battle of Eannockbiirn,
wiiore the English were defeated by the Scotch, on the 23rd of
June, 131-1. He was defendant in a plea of lands in Chichester,



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lOtliEchvard III. {De Banco I^oUs.) A relative and contemporary
of his (possibly his brother), man-at-arms or esquire, was returned
by the Sheriff of the county of Essex, pursuant to a writ tested
at Bishops-Thorpe, on the 20th of June, 15th Edward II,, as a
resident of that count}', and summoned by separate summons to
perform military service against the Scots, to muster at Xewcastle-
on-Tyno on the eve of St. James the Apostle. There is every
reason to believe that the son of this William was John de
Chechestre, an eminent goldsmith and citizen of London, maker
of the Kijjg's Privy Seal, and of the wedding jevrellery for the
marriage of the King's son and the Lady Blanche. He was
Sheriff in 1357; Lord Mayor and the King's Escheator for the
City of London in 1369, in which year the celebrated AYilliam
Walworth was Sheriff". He died in 1381, and by liis will * he left
his tenement hi the parish of St. John Zachary, and his shop in
'' the Chepe," at the corner of Friday Street, to his kinsman
John French ; and the bulk of the remainder of his propei-ty, in-
cluding a tenement called ''the Sarazynshede," he benueathed
to liis wife Ahcia, and after her decease to his son "William
Chichester.

8I.n ROGER CHICHESTER was in the wars of Finance
with King Edward III., and having greatly distingaished himself
therein, he was, after the sieg-e of Calais, knis^hted by the Kino-.



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He was afterwards at the battle of Poictiers, in 1356. {Militanj
PioU.) He held in his own right the manor of Donwer, or Dim-
weer, in Somersetshire. He died about 1370, and was succeeded
by his son,

JOni{ CJIJORESTEB, Esq., Lord of the Mauor=; of Begger-
kewish (Beggeridge ?) and Donwer, in Somersetshire, in his ov\'n
rio-ht : which manors, on his marriao-e with Tliomnsine, daughter
and heiress of John de Raleigh, he gave to certain trustees, John
Eve, Henry Stonte, and Thomas Yeo, clerk, to be settled on his
wife, and the children of their marriage. These manors, in the
reign of Henry lY., were of the 3-early Talue of £20. He was
f;eised likewise in fee tail in right of his wife, of the juanors of


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