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Events in ... 1308 ...

Before 1308 Gilbert Umfraville -1307 died

In 1308 Margery Badlesmere Baroness Ros Helmsley 1308-1363 was born to Bartholomew Badlesmere 1st Baron Badlesmere 1275-1322 (32) and Margaret Clare Baroness Badlesmere 1287-1333 (20) .

Around 1308 Henry Cheney 1308- was born to William Cheney 1275-1322 (33) and Margaret Shurland 1281-1308 (27) . Date based on his mother's death.

In 1308 Hugh Despencer 2nd Baron Despencer 1308-1349 was born to Hugh "Younger" Despencer 1286-1326 (22) and Eleanor Clare Baroness Zouche Mortimer 1292-

In 1308 Robert Fiennes 1308-1385 was born to Jean Fiennes 1280-1340 (27) and Isabelle Dampierre -1323

In 1308 Elizabeth Lisle 1308-1362 was born to Robert Lisle 1st Baron Lisle 1288-1344 (19) and Margaret Beauchamp Baroness Lisle 1295-1339 (13) at Harewood, West Yorkshire, Yorkshire .

In 1308 Gundreda Stafford 1252-1308 (56) died at Burton on Trent, Staffordshire

In 1308 William Zouche 1st Baron Zouche Harringworth 1276-1352 (31) was created 1st Baron Zouche Harringworth .

In 1308 John Burgh 1286-1313 (22) and Elizabeth Clare Lady Verdun 1295-1360 (12) were married at Waltham Abbey, Waltham, Essex

In 1308 Gilbert Clare 1281-1308 (26) died .

In 1308 Angharad Mathrafal -1308 died

In 1308 Charles Valois I Count Valois 1270-1325 (37) and Mahaut Chatillon Count Valois 1293-1358 (15) were married (he was her second-cousin once-removed). Mahaut Chatillon Count Valois 1293-1358 (15) by marriage Count Valois .

In 1308 John Valois 1302-1308 (6) died .

In 1308 Margaret Burgundy 1250-1308 (58) died .

In 1308 Dietrich Cleves VIII Count Cleves 1291-1347 (17) and Margaret Guelders Count Cleves -1333 were married .

In 1308 John Comyn 3rd Earl Buchan -1308 died .

In 1308 Alexander Comyn -1308 died

In 1308 John Dampierre I Marquis Namur 1267-1330 (41) and Margaret Bourbon 1289-1309 (19) were married

In 1308 Gaston Foix II Count Foix 1308-1343 was born

In 1308 Constance Ivrea 1308-1310 was born to Ferdinand IV King Castile, IV King Leon 1285-1312 (22) and Constance Burgundy Queen Consort Castile, Queen Consort Leon 1290-1313 (17)

In 1308 Hugh Ross 4th Earl Ross 1296-1333 (11) and Matilda Bruce Countess Ross 1287-1323 (21) were married . Matilda Bruce Countess Ross 1287-1323 (21) by marriage Countess Ross .

In 1308 Margaret Shurland 1281-1308 (27) died at Shurland, Eastchurch, Kent

Around 1308 John St John Lagenham 3rd Baron St John Lagenham 1308-1349 was born to John St John Lagenham 2nd Baron St John Lagenham 1281-1323 (27) and Margery Unknown Baroness St John Lagenham at Lageham, Surrey .

In 1308 John Sutton 2nd Baron Sutton Holderness 1308-1356 was born to John Sutton 1st Baron Sutton Holderness 1270-1338 (37) and Constantia Sampson Baroness Lexington 1273-1346 (35) at Barton on Humber, Lincolnshire .

In 1308 Louis Wittelsbach IV Holy Roman Emperor 1282-1347 (25) and Beatrix Świdnica Holy Roman Empress were married . Beatrix Świdnica Holy Roman Empress by marriage Holy Roman Emperor .

Around 1308 Ludwig Wittelsbach 1308- was born to Stephen Wittelsbach I Duke Bavaria 1271-1310 (36) and Jutta Jawor Duchess Bavaria .

Around 1308 Eleanor Fitzmaurice Countess Desmond 1308-1358 was born .

In 1308 William Pipard 1308-1349 was born

In 1308 Marie Rollancourt 1308-1363 was born

Around 1308 Joan Roscelyn Baroness Willoughby Eresby, Baroness Latimer was born .

In 1308 Pain Tiptoft 1st Baron Tibetot 1279-1314 (28) was created 1st Baron Tibetot

Around 1308 Ralph St Leger 1260-1308 (48) died

In 1308 Gilbert Umfraville Earl Angus 1245-1308 (63) died

Around 1308 Thomas Astley 3rd Baron Astley 1308-1366 was born to Giles Astley -1315 .

In 1308 Guy Thouars II Viscount Thouars -1308 died . His brother Jean Thouars I Viscount Thouars -1332 succeeded as I Viscount Thouars .

Jan 1308

08 Jan 1308

08 Jan 1308 Close Rolls Edward II 1307-1313 . Edward II King England 1284-1327 (23) To the Sheriff of Leicester.Order to cause a coroner for that county to be elected in place of John de Noveray, of Burton, lately elected in the late King's reign, who is insufficiently qualified.
Memorandum, that on Sunday before the Feast of St Vincent the Martyr [22 Jan], at Dover, Kent in the King's chamber in the Priory of St Martin, Dover, Kent , in the evening (crepsusculo noctis), in the presence of William Inge, knight, William de Melton and Adam de Osgoodby, clerks, John Langton Bishop Chichester -1337 Sir William Melton to be carried with him in the wardrobe beyond sea; and the King straightaway delivered by his own hand another seal of his shortly before made anew at London for the government of the realm in the King's absence in a red bag (bursa) sealed with the seal of William Inge to the chancellor.With which seal the chancellor caused writs to be sealed, after the King's passage, in the hospital of Domus Dei, under the testimony of Piers Gaveston 1st Earl Cornwall 1284-1312 (24) then Keeper of the realm of England, on the Monday next following, on which day the King in the early morning (summo mane) passed the sea at Dover, Kent .

22 Jan 1308

22 Jan 1308 Close Rolls Edward II 1307-1313 . Edward II King England 1284-1327 (23) . Dover, Kent To the Sheriff of Kent.Order to provide 75 thousands of wood and 200 quarters of charcoal for the expenses of the King's household on his return from parts beyond the sea, so that he have at Dover, Kent against the King's return 25 thousands of wood and 30 quarters of coal, and at Canterbury, Kent 30 thousands of wood and 100 quarters of coal, and at Rochester, Kent (Rofham) 20 thousands of wood and 70 quarters of coal; to be delivered by indenture to John de Sumery, scullion (scutell') of the king's household, or such as supply his place.Witness: Piers Gaveston 1st Earl Cornwall 1284-1312 (24) .

On 22 Jan 1308 Edward II King England 1284-1327 (23) travelled at France

22 Jan 1308 Close Rolls Edward II 1307-1313 . Edward II King England 1284-1327 (23) . Dover, Kent .Robert Terry, of Whytefield, imprisoned at Northampton for the death of Galianus de Bek, has letters to the Sheriff of Nottingham to bail him until the first assize.Witness: Piers Gaveston 1st Earl Cornwall 1284-1312 (24) .

24 Jan 1308

24 Jan 1308 Close Rolls Edward II 1307-1313 . Edward II King England 1284-1327 (23) . Westminster .To John Sampson, contable of the king's castle of Scardeburgh .Order to permit Henry Percy (34) and his consort and their household to dwell in the houses within the said castle, provided that the castle be safely guarded.

24 Jan 1308 Close Rolls Edward II 1307-1313 . Edward II King England 1284-1327 (23) . Canterbury, Kent To the Sheriffs of London.Order to deliver John de la Dune, Roger de Hopton, Richard le Harpour, Roger de Soppewalle, Roger le Keu, Rober le Hunt, Thomas de Sydenham, Henry le Gardener, Thomas de la More, Philip Kemp, John le Wayt, and John le Wodeward, the men and servants of Adam de Kyngeshemede, in the King's prison of Newgate for a trespass committed by them upon the King's men at Westminster , from prison upon their finding sufficient mainpernors to have them before the King or his Lieutenant in the quinzaine of the Purification of St Mary to stand to right concerning the said trespass.Witness: Piers Gaveston 1st Earl Cornwall 1284-1312 (24) .

25 Jan 1308

Marriage of King Edward II and Isabella of France

On 25 Jan 1308 Edward II King England 1284-1327 (23) and Isabella Capet Queen Consort England 1295-1358 (13) were married (he was her second-cousin once-removed) at Boulogne-sur-Mer .

31 Jan 1308

Boulogne Agreement

On 31 Jan 1308 Edward II King England 1284-1327 (23) signed the Boulogne Agreement .

On 31 Jan 1308 a group of England's leading nobles signed the Boulogne Agreement that attempted to curtail King Edward's (23) rule.The signatories included Antony Bek, Bishop of Durham and Patriarch of Jerusalem, John Warenne 7th Earl Surrey 1286-1347 (21) , Aymer Valence 2nd Earl Pembroke 1275-1324 (33) , Henry Lacy 3rd Earl Lincoln, 4th Earl Salisbury 1251-1311 (57) and Guy Beauchamp 10th Earl Warwick 1272-1315 (36)

Feb 1308

03 Feb 1308

03 Feb 1308 Close Rolls Edward II 1307-1313 . Edward II King England 1284-1327 (23) . Ewell, Surrey . To the Treasurer and the Barons of the Exchequer.Whereas the king lately commanded them to put into execution all the writs of the late King pending in the exchequer, and although the late King commanded his treasurer and barons of the exchquer, at the supplication of the burgesses of Great Yarmouth, Norfolk , by his writ now in the exchequer, as the said burgesses assert, to allow them 1,000 marks in which the late king was bound to them for a loan in the time when John de Kirkeby was his treasurer, and 1,760l.for the arrears of the wages of divers men sent by them to the late King's command into Gascony for the expedition of this war and for remaining there for a great time, and also for 250l.which they expended, by the order of the late King, in the making of two galleys (galiarum) in the said town, and also 780l.for the wages of certain sailors and divers other costs expended by them at divers times for the expedition of the war in Scotland, to be allowed to them out of the debts owing by them to the said late King, as well as the tenth, eleventh, sixth, seventh, twentieth, and thirtieth granted by the community of the kingdom to the late King, as from other causes whatsoever; they are ordered to execute the said writs.Witness: Piers Gaveston 1st Earl Cornwall 1284-1312 (24) .

08 Feb 1308

Coronation of Edward II and Isabella

08 Feb 1308 Close Rolls Edward II 1307-1313 . Edward II King England 1284-1327 (23) . Dover, Kent .To William Leybourne.Order to attend the king's coronation with his wife on Sunday next after the feat of St Valentine [14 Feb].
The like to seventy others in various counties.

09 Feb 1308

09 Feb 1308 Close Rolls Edward II 1307-1313 . Edward II King England 1284-1327 (23) . Dover, Kent .To Alice , late wife of Roger Bigod , earl of Norfolk and Marshall of England.Order to meet the king at Dover, Kent on his return from France with his consort about Sunday next after the feast of the Purification of St Mary [02 Feb].Witnessed by Piers Gaveston 1st Earl Cornwall 1284-1312 (24) .
The like to:
Elizabeth, countess of Hereford and Essex (25) .
Henry de Lancastre (27)
Robert de Monte Alto
Almaric de Sancto Amando[Ibid]
To R Archbishop of Canterbury (63) .Order to attend the king's coronaion on Sunday next after the feast of St Valentine [14 Feb] at Westminster , to execute what pertains to his office.
To the sheriff of Surrey.Order to proclaim in market towns, etc., that no knight, esquire, or other shall, under pain of forfeiture, pressure to tourney or make jousts or bordices (torneare, justos seu burdseicas facere), or otherwise go armed at Croydon, Surrey or elsewhere before the king's coronation.

Mar 1308

06 Mar 1308

06 Mar 1308 Close Rolls Edward II 1307-1313 . Edward II King England 1284-1327 (23) . Westminster .To Thomas de la Hide, late steward of Cornwall and sheriff of the same.Order to deliver to Peter de Gavaston (24) , knight, all the ferms, rents, and issues of the said County from Michaelmas last, and of the lands of the late Edmund earl of Cornwall , the king having granted to the said Peter the county of Cornwall, and all the lands of the said Edmund.
The like to John de Tresimple, for the ferms, etc., of the manor, etc.
The like to Walter de Gloucester, escheator this side of Trent, for the ferms, etc., of the manors.

16 Mar 1308

After 16 Mar 1308 John Capet 1283-1308 (25) died

17 Mar 1308

17 Mar 1308 Close Rolls Edward II 1307-1313 . Edward II King England 1284-1327 (23) . Westminster .To John Sampson, contable of the king's castle of Scardeburgh .Order to permit Henry Percy and his consort and their household to dwell in the houses within the said castle, provided that the castle be safely guarded.

May 1308

01 May 1308

On 01 May 1308 Albert Habsburg I Duke Austria 1255-1308 (52) was murdered

On 01 May 1308 Joan Capet Duchess Burgundy 1308-1349 was born to Philip V King France 1293-1322 (15) and Joan Ivrea Queen Consort France 1292-1330 (16)

10 May 1308

After 10 May 1308 Robert Fitzwalter 1st Baron Fitzwalter 1247-1326 (61) and Alice Montfort Baroness Fitzwalter were married . Alice Montfort Baroness Fitzwalter by marriage Baroness Fitzwalter .

Aug 1308

On Aug 1308 Ramon Barcelona 1308-1366 was born to James "The Just" II King Aragon 1267-1327 (40) and Blanche Capet Queen Consort Aragon

Dec 1308

On Dec 1308 Thomas Savoy Archbishop Lyons -1332 was appointed as Archbishop Lyons