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out bewixt the 'King and his Barons, Baldwin K.Hen. sided with the latter, and was in Arms with them at Northampton An° 1264. and was among those who were taken by the King there.
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 Ibid Chart: do Thame Vol. ii. fol. 11.
9 Mat: Par: p. 995. &c.
K.Hen. only beat the Royal Army, but took the King 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 Baldwin 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.
Thus Stood his Affairs about the 51st. YearK-Henof 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°. 1269.
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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 Quincis Estate.
What Children he left behind him, I cannot tell: The Son who succeeded him, was the Lord John 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.
1 An. 1270. 53, Henrj i
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 Leister-sh p. 27.
From whence this Gentleman took this Pedi- fs'^dw' gree 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.