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Son of the same Name. He married Agnes
Daughter of William de Humet, Constable of
Normandy, and by her, added the Mannor of
Witchenden to the other Estates of his Family.

mfg}: It was, as I conceive, in right of this Agnes, that we find Baldwin himself called, in some old Charters, “Domini Regis Constabular. But howsoever it were, long He enjoyed, not either that or any other Dignity: For in the 8th. of King John An‘.’ ‘1207. He dyed, not outliving his Father above five Years.

Of his ‘Children I find only two mentioned ; Isabella married to Simon de Beaucamp: and Baldwin his Son, who succeeded him. As for his Wife Agnes, who survived him, what became of her I cannot tell: but this I find that in piety to the Soul of her Husband, 7She gave part of the Mannor of Wichenden to the Canons of Nuttle; and another part of it, for the same purpose to the BMonastery of Thame.

Bald; To Baldwin the second, succeeded as I have

win in.

said the Third of that Name. He married Isabella the Daughter of William de Briwer, and by her brought the 9Lordship of Chester-1M01m field, in the County of Derby, into his Family.


5 Monasticon To. ii. p. 236: B. 6 Ex Chartular: de Theme Vol: iii. p. 135. 7 Baronag: par: 1: p. 589. 8 Ex Chart: de Thame ib:

He outlived his Father but a very little while,

and dyed in the Year 1214. What other Children he left I cannot tell; but the Son who succeeded him was called Hugh, and is the second of that Name, which we meet with in

this Line.

\Vhen this Baldwin dyed, his Son was left Hi‘fih an Infant by Him. That therefore he might the better, both take Care of his Education, and preserve his Estate, 1William de Briwer his Grandfather obtained of the King the Wardship of Him. Being thus bred up, he took to Wife 2Joan Daughter and Heir of Nicholas de 3Stuteville, and so became Lord Wake and Stuteville: and added one half of the Demeans of that noble Family, to his own Estate.

From henceforth there occurs but little of Inge... him, excepting only, what concerns his Charity to the Monks of Biland. Yet he lived many Years, and deceased about the 26th. of King


9 Baronag: loc: cit: I Baronag: To. 1. p. 540. 2 Camb: Britan: p. 43]. die. 3 Estotcville in Gibsons Cambden. E. B.

K.Hen. iii.

Henry 3d. An‘: 1241. being succeeded by his
Son, Baldwin, the fourth of that Name.

It may seem forreign to the Subject I am now upon, to take Notice, that this Year was fatal to a great ‘Number of Persons of singular Eminence, both in Church and State. But I ought to observe, that the concurrent Testimony of two‘of our most credible Historians will not suffer us to doubt of, that the next Year after dyed one 5Baldwin Wake. Of this Wake I meet with nothing more, nor can I give any other Account of him, but that he seems to have been a younger Brother of this Hugh; forasmuch as the three preceeding Heirs of the Family were called by the Name of Baldwin, So that he could not be Brother to any 0 them. .

Hugh being dead and Baldwin his Son and Heir a Minor. .Ioanhis Mother obtained of the King the Wardship of Him. It was about 18 Years before he came of Age; and then he was enstated in full possession of all such Lands, as by 6Right of Inheritance descended to Him. In a little while after which, the War breaking out bewixt the 7King and his Barons, Baldwin K.-I_I_en. sided with the latter, and was in Arms with them at Northampton An‘i 1264. and was among those who were taken by‘ the King there.


Baldwin IV.

4 Mat: Paris p. 578. 5 Mat: Paris p. 584. Westmr. pug: 308.

6 48 Hen: iii Ano. I259.

Among others who were his Companions in that Mishap, was his own Brother 8Nicholas Lord Wake: and of whom I shall therefore give some short Account, upon this Occasion. In the 4th. of Edward 1st. He was possess’d of the Mannor of Chesterfield by the Gift of his Brother Baldwin. In the 10th. of the same Edward He held a Knights Fee in Cropton, and Wreston, in the County of York; of the Fee of his Brother also. He had one Daughter, named Sibilla married to Rob? Salvain.

But to return to my proper business: The King having sent such of the Barons, as he took Prisoners, in the Battle of Northampton to diverse Castles to be secured, and refusing to hearken to any Overtures of Peace with Them. Simon Montfort, the Head either of this War or Rebellion, began to look more carefully to his Business: and succeeded so well in it, that at the 9Battle of Lewes the same Year, He not


7 Mat: Paris P. 994. Knyghton Col: 2448. 8 [bid Chart: de Thame Vol. ii. fol. ll. 9 Mat: Par: p. 995. &c.

K-gien- only beat the Royal Army, but took the King I himself Prisoner, and reduced most of the Castles, in which his Friends had been shut up.

Thus was our Baldwin, among others, set at Liberty, and again in a Condition to pursue the same Course. Nor was it any long time before he again fell under the like Misfortune, being taken Prisoner by the Prince at Kenilworth, with many more, who came thither under the Conduct of young Montfort, and were hastening from the North to joyn Old Montfort at Gloucester.

How he got his Liberty the second time I cannot tell; but in the Battle of Evesham we again find him among those who under the Conduct of Robert Earl of Ferrers made Head against the King in Derby-Shire. But tho Ferrers was himself slain in the Battle of Chesterfield; yet Bald win was one of those who had this time, the good fortune to escape into the Isle of Eli, where having held out for some time longer against the King, he at last upon Terms, submitted to Him, and was thereupon restored to his Lands, which he had forfeited, and which the King indeed, had given away from Him.

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