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Thus Stood his Affairs about the 51st. Year of King Henry the 3d. The next Year after ' Robert de Quinci, his Father in Law dying, he was admitted to that part of his Estate, which fell to him in Right of Hanwise his Wife, and Coheir of the said Robert, presently after which he attended upon the King in his Expedition into Wales : An‘l 1269.
From this time forward I meet with little ‘Ii-Ed"farther Mention of him: yet he lived to the 10th. of K. Edward the 1st. and then dyed, leaving Hanwise, his Widow, behind Him; whose fortune was greatly encreased, about two Years after, by the Death of Joan de Bohun her Sister: in whose right she came to another part of her Father, Robert de Quinci's Estate.
What Children he left behind him, I cannot tell: The Son who succeeded him, was the Lord .Iohn Wake, of whom I shall give an Account by and by. In the mean time I must take Notice, that before this time I find one ‘Andrew Wake to have been Sheriff of Dorset; but whether he were a younger Brother of Baldwins, or how else related to him I cannot tell.
I should now go on to the next heir of this Line, John Lord Wake; but before I proceed to Him, I must here take Notice of an Account that has been given, by a late 2Antiquary, of our Family, So very different from my present Relation; that tis impossible for one of us not to be mistaken. His Line runs thus.
2 Burton deser: of [mister-:1; p. 27.
From whence this Gentleman took this Pedigree he has not told us, nor unless he glean’d it from some M.S.S. papers of Leland, of which he was long possess’d, can I guess in what Author he found it. But whencesoever he took it, certain it is he is both very false and very defective in it.
It is true, in the four first descents, we agree as to the Names, but we agree in nothing else. The three Baldwins he makes to live to the 48th. of King Henry 3d. and tis possible they might have done so ; but then according to his own Computation, the second Baldwin, must have outlived his Father sixty eight years, the Third, him thirty nine; which considering the Age he must needs have been when his Father dyed, is no less extraordinary.
In the following descents, Hugh the 2d. and Baldwin the 4th. are wholly omitted. And whereas he gives to Thomas Lord Wake, a Son, named John; the Truth is, that John was elder Brother to Thomas, and dyed young: and Margaret their Sister had several Children, but especially Joan her Daughter, who ought by no means to have been overlook’d by Him.
Having said thus much to shew, how lame an Account this Gentleman, with all his helps has given of this Family; I proceed now to my next Heir, John Lord Wake Son of Baldwin the 4th. of whom I last spake.
He was about l3 years old, when his Father dyed, And in the 18th. of K. Edward the first, doing Homage, had'Livery of his Lands. Four Years after which, he was 2‘summon’d to attend the King at a great Counsel, and the month following went with him into Gascoigne, to help him to recover his Estates there. How long he continued abroad, whether he return’d with the King the same Year, upon the accommodation which the [french King pretended to make with Edward ; Or whether upon the Discovery of that trick, and the brisk Resolution of the Parliament thereupon, he tarried still there, I cannot tell; That he was summoned to the three Parliaments, held the next Year upon this Occasion, the Writs still extant do evidently shew. And when about 4 Years after,'the War with Scotland broke out, He accompanied the King thither, as he had before done into France ; and the Year following, was one of the Commissioners appointed, together K-Edwwith the Arch-Bishop of York to take Care of Fortifying the Castles of Scotland. and for the guarding of the Marshes.
3 Dugdal: Summ: Pag: 6.
- In the 28h. of the same King, he again went with his Master to the War of Scotland whither most of the Nobility, in like manner, attended him : And the same Year he dyed, leaving his Widow, and two Sons behind Him.
Whom he marryed I am yet to seek: only I find her in an Ancient Charter, called by the Name of ‘Joan ; and that in right of her he held the Wapentake of Skarndale, in the County of Derby.
' Among the Summons to Parliament about this time, I meet with one Ralph Wake, among those who were r‘summoned to meet the King, with their Horses and Arms at New-Castle, and to attend Him with their Service in the Scotch Wars. who this Ralph was, or whether it be not a Mistake for John, who was constantly summoned before and after, I am not able to determine: But sure I am it is the only place in
4 Mss. Dodsworth Vol: ii. fol. ll. 5 Dugdal: Summ: Fag: l5.