Person:Peter le Clerc (1)

Peter le Clerc
 
m.
  1. William de MalpasEst 1175 -
  2. Philip GochEst 1185 -
  3. Peter le ClercEst 1188 -
  • HPeter le ClercEst 1188 -
  1. Randolph de ThorntonEst 1212 - Bef 1244
  2. Agnes le ClercEst 1215 -
Facts and Events
Name[4] Peter le Clerc
Gender Male
Birth[5] est 1188 probably Cheshire, England
Occupation[2][3] Cheshire, Englandsecretary to the Earl of Chester
References
  1.   Ormerod, George; William Smith; William Webb; and Peter Leycester. The history of the county palatine and city of Chester: compiled from original evidences in public offices, the Harleian and Cottonian mss., parochial registers, private muniments, unpublished ms. collections of successive Cheshire antiquaries, and a personal survey of every township in the county, incorporated with a republication of King's Vale royal and Leycester's Cheshire antiquities. (London: Lackington, Hughes, Mavor & Jones, 1819 (London : Nichols, Son, and Bentley))
    2:333, 358.

    p. 333: In the family of "David de Malpas, alias le Clerc, edest son and heir [of William Belward, lord of a moiety of Malpas]" and "Catherine, daughter of Owain Vaghan, lord of Meilor" is listed "Peter le Clerc, ancestor of the Le Roters of Thornton."
    On page 333, all 4 children of David de Malpas are listed as children of one marriage; whereas page 358 clearly indicates 2 marriages for David de Malpas, with David de Golborne being from the second marriage. Peter le Clerc does not appear on page 358. He is placed in the first marriage to allow for his birth year to be as early as possible, while allowing his older brother Philip's birth year to be relatively late (since Peter's granddaughter appears to have married Philip's son).

  2. Ormerod, George; William Smith; William Webb; and Peter Leycester. The history of the county palatine and city of Chester: compiled from original evidences in public offices, the Harleian and Cottonian mss., parochial registers, private muniments, unpublished ms. collections of successive Cheshire antiquaries, and a personal survey of every township in the county, incorporated with a republication of King's Vale royal and Leycester's Cheshire antiquities. (London: Lackington, Hughes, Mavor & Jones, 1819 (London : Nichols, Son, and Bentley))
    2:14.

    'In or about the reign of king John, the town of Thornton became a member of the fee of Aldford, with several other townships ... At this period it was confirmed ... to Peter, the secretary of the Earl of Chester, by the charter annexed, executed whilst Philip de Orreby was justice of Chester, who continued in office from the 10th of King John to the 13th of Henry the Third.'

    'Peter the Clerk, who became possessed of the manor of Thornton ..., is stated by Collins, on the authority of the Egerton pedigree, to have been a younger son of David Le Clerc, lord of a moiety of the Barony of Malpas. The same descent is frequently given among the Cheshire pedigrees; and in one copy of Booth's pedigrees a reference for confirmation of this fact, is expressly made to an original charter then in the possession of the writer, ...'

  3. Ormerod, George; William Smith; William Webb; and Peter Leycester. The history of the county palatine and city of Chester: compiled from original evidences in public offices, the Harleian and Cottonian mss., parochial registers, private muniments, unpublished ms. collections of successive Cheshire antiquaries, and a personal survey of every township in the county, incorporated with a republication of King's Vale royal and Leycester's Cheshire antiquities. (London: Lackington, Hughes, Mavor & Jones, 1819 (London : Nichols, Son, and Bentley))
    2:15.

    'Peter, Secretary of Randle Blundeville, Earl of Chester.'

  4. Ormerod, George; Peter Leycester; William Smith; William Webb; and Thomas Helsby. The history of the county palatine and city of Chester: compiled from original evidences in public offices, the Harleian and Cottonian mss., parochial registers, private muniments, unpublished ms. collections of successive Cheshire antiquaries, and a personal survey of every township in the county, incorporated with a republication of King's Vale Royal and Leycester's Cheshire antiquities. (London: G. Routledge, 1882)
    Volume 2 page 17.
  5. Birth year estimated based on estimated birth years of his brothers and of his descendants. Also, he received Thornton sometime between about 1208 and 1229 ("10th of King John to the 13th of Henry the Third"), and served as secretary to Ranulf de Blondeville, who was Earl of Chester from about 1181 to 1232 (Wikipedia).