Wischard LEDET, Of Braybrooke & Corby 
- Born: , , England
- Marriage: Mary  in Chipping Warden, Northamptonshire, England
- Died: 1240-1241, Holy Land
Other names for Wischard were Richard, Wyschard, Wischard, Guiscard, Giscard and LEYDET, LEDDETE, DE BRAYBROKE, DE LEDET.
Sources, Comments and Notes:
"Wischard Ledet & Margaret ?
1195, Wischard born in England, 2nd s/o Henry de Braybroke & Christina Ledet.
5/28/1220, Northamptonshire. Wischard Ledet gives the king a palfrey for having a weekly market on Tuesdays at his manor of Warden. ...
1221, Wischard's grandfather of the same name died, leaving his daughter Christina [Wischard's mother] as his heir. ...
1234, Wischard's father died; his mother surviving. ...
1235, Wischard Ledet held Wroxton. ...
6/10/1240, Wischard left with Richard of Corwall, son of King John, on the 6th crusade.
1240, Wischard died on crusade; his son Walter his heir. ...
3/8/1241, The king has granted to Mary, who was the wife of Wischard Ledet, that, of the £20 of the farm of Corby, which Wischard holds of the king at fee farm, she may render 100s. at Easter in the 25th year and the remaining 15 m. at Michaelmas in the same year. ...
1241 ... Mary married 2nd Simon de Maidwell. ...
Child of Wischard and Mary:
i. Walter Ledet, born ~1225 in England."
Source <The Historic Peerage of England: Exhibiting, Under Alphabetical Arrangement ...> Par Sir Nicholas Harris Nicolas,William John Courthope:
"BRAYBROOK. Barons by Tenure.
I. John. 1. Robert De Braybrook, of Braybrook, co. Northampton ; ob. 1213.
II. Hen. III. 2. Henry De Braybrook, S. and h.; ob. 1234, having married Christiana, the dau. and h. of Wyschard Ledet, Lord of Wardon.
III. Hen. III. 3. Wyschard (assumed the name of) Ledet, S. and h.; ob. 1241.
IV. Hen. III. 4. Walter Ledet, S. and h.; dead 1257, s. p. M., his two daughters
1. Amicia, who was under age in 1257, and wife of William Baron Latimer of Corby;
and 2. Christiana, the wife of John le Latimer of Braybrook-being his heirs."
Source <Mediaeval Manchester and the Beginnings of Lancashire> Par James Tait:
"Robert Foliot = Margery de Reincurt
- Richard Foliot, Lord of West Warden d. before 1197
- Margaret = Wischard Ledet d. 1221 s. p. m.
- Henry de Braybrook (alias Ledet) = Christiana d. 1271 = Thomas Grelley ...
- John de Braybrook
- Wischard Ledet = Maria ...
- Walter d. 1257 = Ermentrude de L'Isle
- Alice = Will. le Latimer, Baron Latimer (1299), d. 1305 ..."
Source <The Dormant and Extinct Baronage of England: Or, An Historical and ..., Volume 1> Par Thomas Christopher Banks:
THIS family, so called from their chief seat at Braibrock, in the county of Northampton, descended from one INGEBALD, who by Albreda, one of the daughters and heirs to Ivo de Newmarch, had issue a son, called Robert May, but afterwards Robert de Braibrock, This Robert was one of King John's council, and obtained from him the manor of Corby, in the same county. Henry his son, married Christian, daughter and heir of Wischard Ledet, and Margery, his wife, and died the 18th of Henry III. leaving issue two sons, Wyschard (who assumed the surname of Ledet, from his mother, the heiress of that family), and John, who retained his paternal name, from whom descended Sir Reginald Braibrock, who, by Joan, daughter and heir of Sir John de la Pole, of Ashby, knight, by Joan, his wife, only daughter and heir of John lord Cobham, had issue, Joan, his heir, who married Sir Thomas Brook, lord Cobham, in her right. But Wiscard was the father of Walter, who had only two daughters, his heirs; viz.Alice, who married Sir William Latimer; and Christian, Sir John Latimer, brother to the said Sir William (vid. Latimer), from the last of whom, the Griffins, barons of Braybroke, are descended. ..."
"15 Oct 1313 "...those who held the manor of Corby after it was taken into the hands of Henry III. by virtue
of his order, dated September 26, in the 25th year of his reign 1241, to take into his hands all the lands that belonged to Wychard Ledet, he having afterwards, on October 25, in the same year, ordered the sheriff of Northampton to deliver the manor to Mary, late the wife of the said Wychard, upon her finding security for 10l. for the relief of Walter his son and heir, because it was found that the manor, which was taken into the king's hands on account of Wychard's death, was held of the king in socage; and afterwards, on February 8, in the 41st year of his reign 1257, he restored the custody of the manor to Ermentrude, late the wife of the said Walter, then deceased...to hold during the minority of Walter's heir, and he ordered the queen of England to cause Ermentrude to have full seisin thereof; it being now shewn to the king by Alice, daughter and heiress of the said Walter, whom William le Latymer, lately deceased, married..."
Wischard married Mary  [MRIN: 2339] in Chipping Warden, Northamptonshire, England. (Mary  was born about 1200 in , , England and died after 1241 in , , England.)