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Richard de Stansfeld (c1230 - aft.1298)

Parents: Richard de Stansfeld & unknown

Born: c1230
Flourished: c1260-1298       
Died: after 1298

Siblings
probably Ralph

Marriage: unknown

Children
John born c1260
Oliver born before 1270
Robert

Sources
- Hundred Rolls, 4 Edward I, Morley Wapentake p128
- Wakefield Court Rolls, Cambridge Edition, Volumel 1
- Wakefield Court Rolls, Cambridge Edition, Volume 3
- Calendar of Close Rolls, 15 Edward I
- Notts Archives: Savile of Rufford: Deeds and Estate Papers


Evidence

(undated but c1270) Grant for a yearly rent of 1d by Wm son of Wm de Wayth to Wm de Langefeld, clerk of the manor of Thornhill and all his right in that third part of the manor held by Dionisia, widow of the grantor's father, and in all the land held of the grantor by Richard de Stanesfeld. Imperfect seal in green wax on parchment tag (Notts Archives: Savile of Rufford: Deeds and Estate Papers, DD/SR/36/5).

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(Above) 1277 Richard de Stanesfeld vexed by Earl Warren's steward, transcribed as:
"They say also that Richard de Haydon, steward of Earl Warenne maliciously vexed Richard de Stansfeld and charged him with having harboured a certain felon, and extorted 10 marks from him" (Hundred Rolls, 4 Edward I, Morley Wapentake p128).

1277 Soureby (Sowerby), Richard de Stansfeud gives 40s in order that the inquisition may not be taken on him at the Steward’s Tourn at Halifax for harbouring his son, accused of many misdeeds; pledges Sir John de Heton and John de Querneby (Wakefield Court Rolls, Cambridge Edition, Vol.1 p165).

Note how 'a certain felon' in the Hundred Rolls above is clarified as 'his son' in the Wakefield Court Rolls.

Richard de Stansefeud named as a juror at the Tourn at Halifax on Mon 22 Nov 1284. 
(Wakefield Court Rolls, Cambridge Edition, Vol.1 p188)

Richard de Stansefeud named as a juror at the Tourn at Halifax on Mon 8 Sep 1286.
(Wakefield Court Rolls, Cambridge Edition, Vol.1 p230)

(Below) 20 July 1286 Soureby [Sowerby], Richard de Stansefeud named as juror.
(Wakefield Court Rolls, Cambridge Edition, Vol.3 p159)

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3 June 1287 Westminster, William son of Hugh de Hanewrth came before the king, on Wednesday after St. Petronilla, and sought to replevy to Richard son of Willam del Estwode and William son of Adam their land in Stanfeld, which was taken into the king's hands for their default against Richard de Stanfeld. This is signified to the justices of the Bench (Calendar of Close Rolls, 15 Edward I p481).

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(Above) In his History of the Family of Stansfeld, John Stansfeld quotes (p110) from a deed referring to Richard de Stansfeld and his son John, the original of which would be welcome if it could be found. From the context it would seem likely that this comes from the Hunded Rolls but, as yet, we have not been able to locate it. As the witness William de Stodley appears as a juror in 1305 in the Wakefield Court Rolls, the above mentioned deed is probably late 1200s and in keeping with the other records for Richard cited above.

Finally, two further entries in the Wakefield Court Rolls:

         1298: Friday after Ash Wednesday at Holme: Adam s. of Nelle the Smith and John del Dam, for a bull, 6d; pledge Richard de Stansfeld.

        12 March 1298 at Holme: Thomas de Billeclif and Adam del Bourne, for dry wood, 6d and 2d; pledges Adam del Rode and Richard de Stansfeld.


My thanks to researcher Joanne Backhouse for her collaboration and guidance regarding the Stansfeld family and Calderdale.