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John de Meriet


  • Marriage: John de Meriet 1282
  • Died: After 1302, England 1282

bullet  Noted events in her life were:

• Background Information. 1282
Ela, second wife and widow of John de Meriet (who died in 1285), was mother of his son and next heir, John de Meriet [The late Rev. T. Hugo's "Hestercombe": see Proceedings of the Society in 1872, vol. xviii. pp. 142-6]. Shortly after her husband's death an Assignment of Dower was made to her, as shewn above.

Ela having married her second husband Roger Basset, her son John de Meriet, brought an action in the King's court before the Judges of Assize at York, claiming the dower which had been assigned to her out of the lands of his inheritance. Whereupon the King issued Precepts, dated 10 [April?] 30 E. I. (1302) to the Sherifls of Somerset and Lincoln to impanel juries, in their respective shires, of twelve knights and other freemen, to view and value all the lands and tenements of the inheritance of the said John de Meriet in Great Lopen and Great Stratton, in Somerset, and Castle-Carlton, Co. Lincoln, in which the said Roger Basset and Ela his wife claimed dower in her right.

~Genealogy of the Somersetshire Family of Meriet, p. 19

Ela married John de Meriet, son of Nicholas de Meriet and Elizabeth.1282 (John de Meriet was born about 17 Jul 1242 in Merriott, Somerset, England 1282 and died before 20 Mar 1285 in Somerset, England 1282.)

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