|Between 1189-99, Osbert fitz Hervey, the king's justice, was granted|
|Dagworth by Geoffrey, Count de Perch. Osbert started out as an obscure |
East Anglian knight, but at his death had a greater annual income than most
Barons. And then a peasant named Thurkill had a vision that described
graphically how a corrupt judge was being punished in the afterlife. More...
|Meanwhile, Ralph of Coggeshall recorded in the Chronicon Anglicanum that|
|"a certain fantastical spirit" called Malekin appeared frequently in Osbert's |
house at Dagworth over a long period. More...
|In 1205, Osbert died and the manor passed to his son and heir, Richard de|
|Dagworth, who was a minor who became the ward of William de Huntingfield |
and was married to his daughter Isabel de Huntingfield.
|On 10 March 1216, King John stayed at Dagworth en route from Cambridge|
|to Framlingham, where he then laid siege to the castle. More...|
|In 1234, Richard died, and the manor passed to his son and heir, Osbert de|
|Dagworth, who married Hawise. He fought in Gascony in 1253 and Wales in |
1257. He was granted Free Warren in 1253.
|In 1260, Osbert died and the manor passed to his 9 year old son John de|
|Dagworth. He married Maud de l'Escheker, who inherited the office of Usher |
of the Exchequer and a one third interest in the Marshalsy of the Eyre.
|John died on 17 October 1290, and the manor passed to his son and heir,|
|another John de Dagworth, born 25 April 1276. He married Alice fitz Warin, |
and they had two sons, Nicholas and Thomas. John was both Usher of the
Exchequer and Marshal of the Eyre, and he was summoned to a parliament
in York in May 1322. At his death, he held 363 acres of land at Dagworth "by
service of three long arrows".
|John died 7 July 1332, and the manor passed to his son and heir Nicholas|
|de Dagworth (born bef. 1306), who married Margaret. On 17 March 1345/6, |
Nicholas was discharged from finding a man-at-arms because his brother
Thomas was on the King’s service in Brittany, and his (younger) son
(Nicholas) was with Thomas, and he himself was too infirm to labour.
|Nicholas' brother Thomas de Dagworth was a famous captain in the Hundred|
|Years War. He married Eleanor de Bohun, widow of Sir James le Boteler, 1st |
Earl of Ormond. He defeated Charles de Blois at the Battle of La Roche-
Derien, near Treguier, 20 June 1347, and took him prisoner. He was
summoned to Parliament 13 Nov 1347 and 14 Feb 1347/8. He was killed in
an ambush near Aurai in Brittany in July or August 1350.
|Nicholas died 12 Oct 1351, and the manor passed to his son and heir John|
|de Dagworth (born bef. 1327). He married before 12 June 1353, Thomasine, |
and died 16 Aug 1360, leaving a daughter and heir, Margaret, aged 2 and
more in 1363.
|John's brother Nicholas de Dagworth, who was with his uncle Thomas in|
|Brittany in 1345, became another celebrated captain and then a diplomat. |
He inherited some of the family lands, and acquired the Manor of Blickling in
Norfolk, where he died without issue Jan 1401/2 and is buried in the church.
|John's widow Thomasine held Dagworth in dower, and married 2ndly before|
|20 Jan 1365/6, Sir William de Furnival. We know from a petition to the King |
that it was an unhappy marriage, but they had a daughter Joan.
|Joan (born Oct 1368) married before 1 July 1379 (as is 1st wife) THOMAS|
|NEVILLE, Knt. They had one daughter, Maud. Joan, died 1395, and was |
buried in Worksop Priory, Nottinghamshire.
|William died 12 Apr 1383, and Dagworth passed back to Thomasine.|
|Thomasine granted Dagworth to Thomas Misterton in 1407. Thomasine died |
20 July 1409.
|Thomasine's daughter Margaret de Dagworth was living 26 Nov. 1388|
|(CPR), but I have found no further record of her.|