Lordship Title of Bromham or Brayes or Wakes ID1038

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Ela, second sister and co-heir of John de Beauchamp, and wife of Baldwin Wake, acquired the third of her brother's estate in Bromham. She left three daughters and co-heirs, Ida de Steyngreve, Elizabeth de Hoobury and Joan, who married first Michael Picot, and secondly Ralph Paynel. To the first of these co-heirs, Ida de Steyngreve, passed that portion of Bromham later known as WAKES MANOR. Her daughter Isabel married Sir Simon de Patishull, and on his death Walter de Teye, and together with the latter in 1297 made good their claim to 'one-ninth of Bromham Manor.' Walter de Teye held at his death in 1325 land in Bromham in right of his wife, whose heir was John de Patishull, her son by her former marriage. He was still holding the property in 1346, and was followed by a son William, who at his death in 1360 left four sisters as co-heirs, of whom Alice wife of Sir Thomas Wake received the Bromham property. In 1373 Thomas Wake entailed these lands together with others in Cardington on his son Thomas by a second wife Maud. Thomas Wake the younger succeeded to the property in 1423, and held the manor of Bromham, here first so called, at his death in 1458. A gap occurs at this time in the continuity of descent in this manor, which next appears in 1526 as the property of Nicholas Lord Vaux, whose son Thomas sold it in 1555 to Sir Lewis Dyve, and its history is henceforward identical with those of his other manors in Bromham. It is styled in an inquisition taken of this property in 1592 'the Manor of Bromham alias Wakes Mannour … held of the king in chief by knight service as parcel of the said barony of Bedford.' Elizabeth Wake, second daughter and co-heir of Ela de Beauchamp, died in 1314, when her share in her mother's property in Bromham was two bondmen, who paid 6s. a year. John Picot and John de Patishull were declared to be her 'cousins and heirs,' and her share thus became merged in their holdings (q.v.). Joan Wake, third daughter of Ela de Beauchamp, married first Michael Picot and secondly Ralph Paynel; and in 1318 an inquisition into her property in another parish states that John Picot, son of Baldwin Picot (who appears to have been a brother of Michael), was her heir. He had acquired the Bromham property previous to this inquisition, however, for in 1316 Adam Picot and Anabella his wife, whose exact relationship to John Picot has not been ascertained, obtained a royal pardon for acquiring without licence '4 marks and 2s. rent in Bromholme' from Baldwin Picot and his heirs. Adam Picot died in 1335, when his property in Bromham and Lincelade together is valued at £4 4s. He left a son William, but the property appears to have passed to the family of Dyve in the following century. Henry Dyve is described as of Bromham about that time, and his son John Dyve died seised of Bromham Manor in 1537, leaving a son William, whose son Sir Lewis Dyve acquired by purchase, between 1551 and 1565, the remainder of the Bromham Manor, with which descent this property is henceforward identical.
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