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patentes dat. apud Rothelan concessit officium vicecomitis Comitat. Caernarvon (quamdiu sibi placuerit) Magistro Rico de Pyvelisdon cum annuali feodo 40 librarum (ut apparet in Turri London, in Rotulis Walliæ de eodem anno). Ditto..

consimiles literas habuit Rogerus de Pyvelesdon de officio, Vice Comitis, Comit. Anglesey cum consimili feodo, ut apparet in eodem Rotulo (vid. infra).

This Richard seems to have been the original grantee of Emral, and to have surrendered it to the King: "Carta Ric'i de Pyvelsdon p'quam reddidit Regi Edwardo omnes terras & tenementa que de ipso Rege tenuit in Worthingbury in p'tibus de Mayelor Seysenek, dat. an. regni ipsius Regis VII (1279) et irrotul in rubro libro scaccarii." As Maelor was then put into the hands of Robert de Crevequer, the grant to Baldwin de Frivytt probably followed this surrender by Richard; but there is no date. "Carta Rob'ti de Crevequer per quam dedit Baldewyno de Frivytt totam villam de Worthingbury cum advocacione eccle'ie ejusdem h'end sibi, heredibus," etc. (Rot. Fin., Hen. III and Edw. I, p. 72.)

"Richard is stated to have been of Flotesbrook, Salop, 20 Edward I" (1292), in the Emral pedigree, receiving it, perhaps, in compensation for Emral, and "his descendants are said to have taken the name of Jordan." This seems to be confirmed by the following extracts from Papworth's Ordinary of British Armorials, p. 996: "Sa. three mullets and a bordure engr. arg. for Barbour, Flotesbrook, co. Stafford; also for

1 See also Harwood's Staffordshire. "In the 20th cong. Flotesbrook, co. Staff., vulgarly Flashbrook, was in the King's hands, and 24 Edw. I was the seat of Ricardus de Pulesdone, who had issue Jordanus de Puleston, who had issue Thomas Jordan, in whose race, by the name of Thomas Jordan, it continued till the time of Hen. VI or Ed. IV, when one Brown, who was Barber to Henry Duke of Buckingham, and therefore took the name of Barber, married, as I take it, Jordane's daughter and heir. John Barber, or Barbour, had issue John of Flashbrook, etc., etc. Arms, sa. 3 mullets pierced, a bordure engrailed, arg."



Erdeswick, and for Perwincke"; and "Sa. three mullets of six points pierced arg. within a bordure erm., for Jordaine, Windsor Forest, co. Berks, temp. Edw. III."

Jordan, the fourth son of Roger, was living in 1256, and three sons of his are mentioned in old chartersThomas, Richard, Roger, the latter having a wife named Alice. "1256.-Jordan. Odo de Hodenett had claimed a carucate of land in Wyletowe against Jordan, tenant thereof, and by writ of Mort d'Ancestre. He now renounces his claim, and Jordan concedes half the premises to hold to his heirs under Jordan and his heirs at 12d. rent." (Emral MS.)

About 20 Edward I (1292).-Lease by Roger, son of Jordan, to Roger de Pyvelesdon of a curtilage [at Witelow?], in the township of Pyvelesdon, at a rent of one pair of white [gloves?] annually; the lessor covenanting not to build on the chief messuage and garden, which he retains. (Salesbury MSS.) For other notices of this Roger, vide supra.

No date.-Jordan de Pyvelsdon, with Robert de Wodecote, attests a grant from William, son of Reginald of Little Hales, to James, son of William de Morton, of 5s. 4d. rent in Tibbriton; the other witnesses are Hugh de Eton, William de Mokeleston, Michael de Merton, etc. (? Woodcote Evidences.)

-Roger, son of Jordan de Pyvelesdon, with William de Cayntun and others, witnesses a grant from Margery, daughter of Adam de Brimstre of Little Hales, widow to John, son of William Randulf, of a messuage and half virgate in ditto, that which Roger, son of Robert Saye, formerly held, and of which he me legally enfeoffed, as is contained in my charter which I have of the aforesaid Roger. (Woodcote Evidences.)

1301-2.-Roger, son of Jordan de Pyvelsdon, elected by the communities of the county of Salop one of the assessors or collectors of the 15th granted in Parliament Jan. 20, 29 Edward I, and empowered accordingly by commission tested Nov. 1, 29 Edward I, and

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writ of Assist., Feb. 9, 30 Edward I. (Writs of Parliament and Mil. Summons.)

The second son “Richard” is referred to in Eyton's Salopia, viii, 98 : “Master Richard, son of Jordan de Pyvelsdon, who lived near Newport, Salop.”

As Thomas, the son and heir of Roger, was last heard of as sent into exile in 1285, it is probable that the following entries refer to Thomas, son of Jordan : “Master Thomas de Pulesdone attests a release from Osbert, son of William, son of Walter de Tuggeford, relative to lands in Tuggeford. (Morris(Eyton], no date.)

Anno 1279, 5 Id. Junii.—Peckham's Register, Lambeth. “Homagia facta, etc., Comes Glovernen ante horam vespertinam fecit homag. & fidelitatem, etc. Clericis sociis dicti D'ni Archiepiscopi. D'no Joh. de

. Bosco. Milit. fil. Arnulphi de Boxo. Ric'o de Teyden. Magistro T. de Pulesden.

1311 (4 Edward II). — Thomas de Pulesdon(valettus), of co. Stafford; a supervisor of array for co. Salop; leader of levies. Sheriff directed to pay his expenses. Commn., May 20. (Morris [Eyton] MS.) 1322.—Thomas de Pyvelesdon, one of the manu

— captors for the good behaviour of Thomas Wither, on his discharge from prison as an adherent of the Earl of Lancaster, July 11. (Morris [Eyton] MS.)

We now come to the founder of the Flintshire branch of the house, Roger, third son of Roger I de Pyvylesdon. He was, we are told, a personal favourite of Edward I, and it was by the King's intervention, no doubt, that Robert de Crevequer's nominee was removed from Emral, and Roger Pulesdon established there. The exact date does not appear, but he is “de Embers-hall” in 1283. In 1284, “ foresta d'ni Rogeri de Pyvylston” occurs as a boundary in a grant of lands by Owen ap

Jeuaf ap Caradok. (J. Salesbury's MSS., p. 98.)

In the Hundred Rolls for Salop, 7 and 8 Edward I, his name stands second among the twelve jurors on the inquest, as to "how many and what demesne

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