Genealogy - KNIGHTs from Continental Europe to England/Ireland, to Philadelphia (PA), to France -Sept. 2018

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Ancestors of Christina LEDET [4031]
N. LEDET [4051]
Christian, Lady Of Langtone [4052]
Sir Richard FOLIOT, Knt., Lord Of West Warden [4035]
Sir Wischard LEDET, Lord Of Wardon [4033]
Margery FOLIOT [4034]
(-After 1224)
Christina LEDET [4031]
(Abt 1195-After 1271)


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1. Thomas DE GRELLY, 5th Baron of Manchester [2257]

2. Henry DE BRAYBROOKE, Of Corby, High Sheriff In Bedford & Buckingham [4030]

Christina LEDET [4031]

  • Born: Abt 1195, , , England
  • Marriage (1): Thomas DE GRELLY, 5th Baron of Manchester [2257]
  • Marriage (2): Henry DE BRAYBROOKE, Of Corby, High Sheriff In Bedford & Buckingham [4030]
  • Died: After 1271, , , England

bullet   Other names for Christina were Christiana and DE LEDET, LEYDET, LEDDETE.

bullet  Sources, Comments and Notes:

Source <>:
"Henry de Braybroke & Christina Ledet
~1170, Henry born in England, s/o Robert de Braybok.
~1175, Christina born in England, d/o Wischard Ledet & Margery de Foliot. ...

1221, Wischard Ledet died leaving his daughter Christina as his heir. ...

2/4/1222, Northamptonshire. Henry of Braybrooke and Christiana, his wife, daughter and heiress of Wischard Ledet and Margaret, his wife, have made fine to the king by £100 for their relief of the lands formerly of Wischard and Margaret, falling to Christiana by inheritance, which they ought to hold of the king in chief, and the king has taken the homage of Henry. Order that, having accepted security from Henry and Christiana for rendering the aforesaid £100 to the king, he is to cause them to have full seisin of all lands formerly of Wischard and Margaret in Burton and Warden. ...

1234, Henry died; buried at Bushmead priory. ...

6/1234, Christiana paid a fine to be able to marry whom she wished that was loyal to the king.
Christina married 2nd Gerard de Furnival. ...

1240-1, Gerard died on crusade [as did Christina's son Wischard.]
Aft. 1256, Christina Leddete died, her grandaughters Alice, wife of William le Latimer, and Christiana, wife of John le Latymer, her heirs.

Child of Henry and Christiana:
i. Wischard Ledet, born ~1195 in England."
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 <Mediaeval Manchester and the Beginnings of Lancashire> Par James Tait:
"Thomas Grelley ... His second wife was Christiana, widow of Gerard de Furnival and previously of Henry de Braybrook, a Northamptonshire baron who had been active in the opposition to King John, and daughter and heir of Wischard Ledet (<d. 1221), a fellow tenant-in-chief in Oxfordshire and by marriage lord of the honour of West Warden, near Banbury, the lands of which lay partly in Northamptonshire, partly in Lincolnshire, where the Grelleys, too, it will be remembered, had a great estate. Her second marriage probably occurred shortly after June, 1234, when she paid sixty marks for the royal permission to select a new husband to please herself. She married Grelley after 1242 and survived him nine years, dying in 1271. Her elder son by her first husband took her name, and her estates were ultimately divided between his two granddaughters, Alice and Christiana, who married two brothers, William and John le Latimer; the elder was ancestor of the barons Latimer, the last of whom in the male line won an unenviable notoriety in the concluding years of Edward III's reign, ..."
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. ..."
Source <>:
"Christiana Ledet
Birth 1190 Wardon, Bedfordshire, England
Death 1271
Father Guischard Ledet 1060-
Husband (1) Gerard Furnival 1140-
Husband (2) Henry Braybroke 1154-, married 1217 Wardon, Bedfordshire, England"
ource <>:
Thomas (fifth Baron), who was also a person of mark, and in 1258-9 was made Warden of the King's Forests south of the Trent. "His wife was Christiana Ledet, and he seems to have died in 1261, leaving three sons, Peter a Clerk in Holy Orders, Herbert who died without issue, and (the eldest) Robert, which last died in his father's lifetime, leaving a son, Robert (sixth Baron), grandson and heir of Thomas. ..."
Source <Mediæval Manchester and the Beginnings of Lancashire> Par James Tait:
"Robert Foliot = Margery de Reincourt
- Richard Foliot, Lord of West Warden. d. before 1197.
- Margaret = Wischard Ledet, d. 1221 s. p. m.
- Thomas Grelley = Christiana, d. 1271 = Henry de Braybrook (alias Ledet)
- Peter
- Robert ob. v. p.
- Robert III d. 1882"

Christina married Thomas DE GRELLY, 5th Baron of Manchester [2257] [MRIN: 1269], son of Robert I DE GRELLY, 4rth Baron of Manchester [2258] and Margaret DE LONGCHAMP, of Wilton [3279]. (Thomas DE GRELLY, 5th Baron of Manchester [2257] was born in , , England and died in 1281-1282 in , , England.)

Christina next married Henry DE BRAYBROOKE, Of Corby, High Sheriff In Bedford & Buckingham [4030] [MRIN: 2340], son of Robert DE BRAYBROOKE, Knt., Of Corby [4032] and Unknown. (Henry DE BRAYBROOKE, Of Corby, High Sheriff In Bedford & Buckingham [4030] was born about 1188 in Braybrooke Castle, Northamptonshire, England and died in 1234 in , , England.)

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