Barony Title of Kempsford

£11,000.00

County: Gloucestershire
History from: 1066
History to: 1399

Documented history: Yes

Domesday Book: Yes
Interesting Facts:

Become the 12th Baron and Baroness of Kempsford

1st Barony – Ernulf I de Hesding as a reward for his contribution to the conquest.

3rd Baron – Pain de Mundubleil holds the Chateau of Chaources and Kidwelly Castle.  In 1158 Pain goes on Crusade.

6th Baron – Patrick IV de Mundubleil is appointed a Welsh Marcher Lord to defend England from the Welsh.  King Henry instructs Patrick to “use his power and influence to annoy the Welsh”.  Patrick is killed whilst fighting the Welsh.

7th Baron – Pain de Mundubleil is appointed a General in the King’s Army in West Wales.

9th Baron – By the right of his wife Maud, Henry de Lancaster , Lord of Monmouth (nephew of King Edward I).  Henry takes part in the siege of Caerlaverock.  Henry is created Earl of Leicester.  The Queen rebels against her husband and Henry is given responsibility for King Edward’s imprisonment in Kenilworth Castle.  Henry is appointed to head the Regency Council who would rule England whilst Edward III is too young to rule.  Henry receives the Earldom of Lancaster and Constableship of Lancaster Castle.  He is also appointed High Sheriff of Lancashire and Captain General of the King’s forces in the Scottish Marches.

10 Baron – Sir Henry de Grosmont, Earl of Lancaster receives an annuity from the crown of 1,000 marks per annum (£935,000 equivalent today).  Sir Henry is appointed Lieutenant in Gascony.  Sir Henry arrives in Bordeaux with 2,000 men to join with King Edward.  They surprise the French and decisively defeat them.  His share of the ransoms for their prisoners is £34,000 (£33 million equivalent today).  Sir Henry is sent to support royal forces at Auberoche Castle.  After a night march they catch the French at dinner and defeat a much larger French force.  Sir Henry’s share of the ransoms this time is £50,000 (£49 million equivalent today).  Sir Henry is now regarded as the wealthiest peer in England.  Sir Henry is one of the founding members of the Order of the Garter.  He is created Duke of Lancaster.  The Duchy is given palatine powers meaning it could be run virtually independent  of the crown.

11th Baron – Sir Henry’s daughter Maud (wife of John de Gaunt, 3rd son of King Edward) receives Kempsford. John receives the Duchy of Lancaster, owns at least 30 castles across England and France and has an income of between £8,000 and £10,000 per annum (£9M  to £10M equivalent today).

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County: Gloucestershire
History from: 1066
History to: 1399

Documented history: Yes

Domesday Book: Yes
Interesting Facts:

Become the 12th Baron and Baroness of Kempsford

1st Barony – Ernulf I de Hesding as a reward for his contribution to the conquest.

3rd Baron – Pain de Mundubleil holds the Chateau of Chaources and Kidwelly Castle.  In 1158 Pain goes on Crusade.

6th Baron – Patrick IV de Mundubleil is appointed a Welsh Marcher Lord to defend England from the Welsh.  King Henry instructs Patrick to “use his power and influence to annoy the Welsh”.  Patrick is killed whilst fighting the Welsh.

7th Baron – Pain de Mundubleil is appointed a General in the King’s Army in West Wales.

9th Baron – By the right of his wife Maud, Henry de Lancaster , Lord of Monmouth (nephew of King Edward I).  Henry takes part in the siege of Caerlaverock.  Henry is created Earl of Leicester.  The Queen rebels against her husband and Henry is given responsibility for King Edward’s imprisonment in Kenilworth Castle.  Henry is appointed to head the Regency Council who would rule England whilst Edward III is too young to rule.  Henry receives the Earldom of Lancaster and Constableship of Lancaster Castle.  He is also appointed High Sheriff of Lancashire and Captain General of the King’s forces in the Scottish Marches.

10 Baron – Sir Henry de Grosmont, Earl of Lancaster receives an annuity from the crown of 1,000 marks per annum (£935,000 equivalent today).  Sir Henry is appointed Lieutenant in Gascony.  Sir Henry arrives in Bordeaux with 2,000 men to join with King Edward.  They surprise the French and decisively defeat them.  His share of the ransoms for their prisoners is £34,000 (£33 million equivalent today).  Sir Henry is sent to support royal forces at Auberoche Castle.  After a night march they catch the French at dinner and defeat a much larger French force.  Sir Henry’s share of the ransoms this time is £50,000 (£49 million equivalent today).  Sir Henry is now regarded as the wealthiest peer in England.  Sir Henry is one of the founding members of the Order of the Garter.  He is created Duke of Lancaster.  The Duchy is given palatine powers meaning it could be run virtually independent  of the crown.

11th Baron – Sir Henry’s daughter Maud (wife of John de Gaunt, 3rd son of King Edward) receives Kempsford. John receives the Duchy of Lancaster, owns at least 30 castles across England and France and has an income of between £8,000 and £10,000 per annum (£9M  to £10M equivalent today).