Nicholas WARD

Male Abt 1185 - Abt 1250


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  • Name  Nicholas WARD 
    Born  Abt 1185  Givendale, Ripon, West Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  Abt 1250  Givendale, Ripon, West Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • "circa 1248.— I, Nicholas Ward of Givingdale, have granted to God and the Nuns of St. Leonard of Essold, for the safety to my soul and those to my ancestors, together with my body there to be buried, a certain toft in the territory of Heukeswrd [Hawksworth], called Northcroft, inclosed all round with a ditch; to be held in free alms, quit of all service and of everything pertaining to the land, so that the said nuns may do therewith whatsoever they will: Witnesses: Helias, then Bailiff of Ottelay, Benedictde Yauun, Walter de Heukeswrd, Thomas le Russot Heukeswrd, Thomas son to Pagan de Giselay. These al, which appears to have been an antique gem, mounted as they often were, seems to represent ac ow or bull, with the legend: + SIGNED NICOLAI WARD."
      He appears to have died without issue somewhere about 1250.
    Person ID  I8014  Ward Tree
    Last Modified  2 Nov 2017 

    Father  Sir William WARD,   b. Abt 1160, Givendale, Ripon, West Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1217, Givendale, Ripon, West Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F2826  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • "He sided with the Barons in their dispute with King John, but made his peace with the young King Henry III. His lands, which had been seized by the crown, were restored to him, as appears by the following order:
      1217, November 3. A writ was sent to the Sheriff to Yorkshire, commanding him to give to Nicholas Ward such seisin of his lands as he had before he withdrew from faith and service of King John, and to which he was disseised by order of Henry III, he having now returned to his allegiance."

      1248, August 19.— Nicholas obtained a grant of free warren to himself and his heirs, in all his demesne lands in Gyvendale and Escheholt.

      circa 1248.---Nicholas Ward granted to Esholt Priory all the land in Hawkesworth that he bought from Robert son of Martin de Hawkesworth and half the toft which belonged to Siward de Hawkesworth. Witnesses: Hugh de Lelay, Alan de Catherton, Adam de Nairford, John de Yedon, Nigel de Horsford, Adam and Serlode Roudon, Thomas de Karleton, and others.