Newmarch of Womersley, Yorks. and their Suffolk lands
- From: "John P. Ravilious" <therav3@xxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 15 Oct 2007 20:05:51 -0700
Monday, 15 October, 2007
While still in the process of seeking a more definitive
pedigree of the Newmarch family of Womersley, Yorks. (and
hopefully of the collateral family of Whatton), I have noted
significant connections of the family with Suffolk which have
yet to be fully explained. In particular, there were
holdings in Barnardiston, Hawkedon, Kedington and
Stansfield, as noted in extracts below (placed in
chronological/generational order) from ca. 1283 onwards.
Some or all of these holdings may have come to the family
quite early. Richard Almack, FSA, in an article on the
Barnardiston family and Kedington, Suffolk, produced the
following appendix concerning the tenure of the manor as he
' APPENDIX. I.
LORDS OF MANOR OF KEDINGTON alias KETTON.
T. R. E. Ailad.
20 William I. Ralph Baynard.
Jeffrey Baynard, son and heir.
Henry I. Wm. Baynard, son and heir, forfeited.
The King upon forfeiture.
Robert, younger son of Richard Fitzgilbert -
Richard I. Adame de Novo Mercato, or Newmarche.
Henry III. Adam de Newmarche, son and heir, died
3 Edward I.
John de Newmarche, son and heir.
Amicia, his widow, held it for her life.
5 Edward II. Roger de Newmarch, brother of John, granted
Trin. Term. it to John de Sandale, clerk (subject to
life interest of said Amicia), and he re-
Mich. Term granted it to Margery Wyleghby, and John her
son, and the heirs of his body, on failure
of issue to the right heirs of said Margery.
She was widow of Thomas do Barnardiston, son
and heir of Geoffrey de Barnardiston, and
his wife, daughter and heir of (Roger ?) de
21 Edward III. Sir Thos. de Barnardiston, son and heir of
said Margery. Had free Warren in Ketton and
Walter de Barnardiston, son and heir.
20 Richard II. John de Barnardiston, son and heir, he and
Margery (Bushie) his wife, had livery.
Roger de Barnardiston, brother.
20 Henry VI. Thomas de Barnardiston, son.
Thos. de Barnardiston, son and heir. ' 
How Kedington or any of the other lands came to the
Newmarch family is certainly not clear at this point. The
family may well have been seated in Suffolk (possibly at
Newmarket?) prior to acquiring their major holdings in
Yorkshire. The possibility exists of an acquisition by
marriage from a descendant of Robert, son of Richard
fitzGilbert (ancestor of the Lords FitzWalter).
Should anyone have additional relevant documentation, or
explanation as to the Suffolk connections of the Newmarch
family, that would be of great interest.
 Richard Almack, F.S.A., Kedington alias Ketton, and the
Barnardiston Family. Proceedings of the Suffolk Institute
of Archaeology and Natural History, IV:158.
Sir Adam de Newmarch, d. ca. 1283 = Joan
undated release by the widow of Sir Adam de Newmarch:
' [Suff.] A. 9883. Release by Joan late the wife of the late Sir
Adam de Newmarch (Novo Mercato) to Stephen son of Peter de Hauekedone
and Katharine his wife, of her right in the lands and tenements which
they held in the towns of Stanesfeld, Ch[y]pp[e]leye, Benardeston, and
Ha[ne]kedone. ' [Ancient Deeds IV:473]
~ Peter de Hawkedon (in the above fine) is possibly the same
individual as in the following' from the Suffolk Feet of
Fines for the year 53 Hen III [between 18 Oct 1268 and
18 Oct 1269]:
' 42. Stephen de Haukedene v. Peter de Haukedon in
Haukedon '[Cal. Feet of Fines, Suffolk, p. 68]
Adam de Newmarch, d. bef 20 Jan 1302/03 = Elizabeth de Mowbray
John de Newmarch, d.s.p. before 20 May 1310 = Avicia
1306 (34 Edw. I):
' 25 Gilbert de Stapleton v. John of Newmarket and Amicia his wife
of the manor of Kedyton and advowson of the church.'[Cal. Suffolk Feet
of Fines, p. 110]
1307 (35 Edw I):
' 5 Simon de Walpol, parson of Pulham church, Roger de Alverychesfeld
and Maria his wife v. William de Walpol parson of Chavelee church in
Wykham, Brok and Kedyton ' [Cal. Suffolk Feet of Fines, p. 112]
Roger de Newmarch, d. Mar 1351/2
1311 (4 Edw II.):
' 53 John de Sandale clerk v. Roger de New Market, of the manor of
Kedynton with appurtes. and advowson of church ' [Cal. Suffolk Feet
of Fines, p. 123]
1312 (5 Edw II.):
' 20 Margaret de Wylghby and John her son v. John de Sandale of the
manor of Kedyngton and advowson of the church ' [Cal. Suffolk Feet of
Fines, p. 125]
record of a plea, 1315:
' De Banco Roll. Trinity. 8 E. 2. m. 82 dorso.
Suff. - Amice de Newmarche sued Margaret de Wyleby for the advowson
of the church of Kedyton. The pleadings give this pedigree: -
Adam de Newmarche, temp. Hen. 3.
[Wrottesley, Pedigrees from the Plea Rolls, The Reliquary, p. 139]
* John P. Ravilious
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