Roger de Doncaster in Sandal (links)

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Sandal or Sandal Magna, now a suburb of Wakefield.
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By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2020-07-29. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2020-07-30.

Roger de Doncaster first occurs in the Wakefield manor court rolls in 1327. He is referred to sometimes as Roger de Doncastre (or similar), sometimes as Roger, son of William de Doncaster (as per titles in list below).

The De Doncaster family in Sandal

We find the De Doncasters established in Sandal already in 1275, about a year after surviving court rolls begin.

Raymond de Doncaster

Reymond de Donecastre is recorded in Ravenesfeud (Ravensfield) in 1274, the first year covered by the surviving records. He occurs once more same year.[1] In 1298 we learn that he had a daughter named Alice.[2] Raymond figures again later that year.[3]

Alice de Doncaster

Alice de Doncaster, the daughter of Raymond figuring in 1298 (cf. preceding) was married to William de Cardoil, who died no later than 1298.[4] She figures in 1297 and 1298 as Alice wife/widow of William de Cardoil.[5]

Robert de Doncaster

In 1275, 'Robertus de Donecastre' pays for taking over land from another tenant.[6] He figures in the court rolls later same year and in 1284, 1289, 1297 and 1298.[7] In 1286 he sued William, son of Ralph Smith on a plea of battery and blood.[8]

John de Doncaster

John de Doncastre, seems to have been appointed steward of Wakefield in 1296.[9] He figures in the court rolls in 1297-98,[10]. in a charter dated 1307 and in the rolls for 1307-1308[11] and 1313[12] A couple of entries dating from 1316 refer to circumstances dating back to c. 1298 and c. 1310, when John de Doncaster was Steward, which suggests that he was not steward in 1316.[13] In addition to his post at Wakefield he was justice of common pleas. He was still steward of Wakefield on 15 Dec. 1332, but he evidently retired from both positions shortly thereafter.[14]

Elias de Doncaster

Elias son of Robert de Doncastre pays for license to take land in Sandal in 1297. He figures twice more in the roll that year[15], in 1307 and 1308 (Elias de Danecastre)[16] and in 1316[17] In 1333 he and his brother William, on the same day, surrender land in Crigglestone to their sons, Thomas and Roger.[18] Later that year he surrenders three more plots in Crigglestone to non-relatives.[19]

William de Doncaster

William son of Robert de Donecastre pays for license to take land in Sandal in 1297, Elias being pledge.[20] In addition to both being referred to as sons of Robert de Doncaster we have an entry in 1333 referring to 'Elias de Donecastre and William his brother'. A similar entry occurs later that year.[21] William figures again in the rolls in 1307[22] In view of 18th century West Riding of Yorkshire traditions to the effect that Little John was surnamed Nailor, it is worth noting that land surrendered to the lord of the manor by a John le Nailer in 1329 was demised to William de Doncaster.[23] William figures in the rolls in 1307[24] William figures again in the records in 1315 and 1316.[25] In 1333 he and his brother Elias, on the same day, surrender land in Crigglestone to their sons, Roger and Thomas.[26]

Nelle de Doncaster

Nelle de Donecastre occurs as a pledge in 1297[27] and 1314[28] Her Christian name may have been Eleanor, Helen or Cornelia. In view of the period and social context Eleanor seems most likely.

Thomas de Doncaster

Thomas de Doncaster figures on just two occasions in the manor court rolls, in 1309, when 'Thomas de Danecastre' pays for taking over land in Crigglestone.[29] and again in 1316, when he is fined for straying animals.[30]

Roger de Doncaster

18 Sep. 1332, William de Donecastre surrenders land in Crigglestone.[31]

Background

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Notes

  1. Baildon, William Paley, ed. Court Rolls of the Manor of Wakefield, vol. I. 1274 to 1297 (The Yorkshire Archæological Society. Record Series, vol. XXIX) (1901), pp. 11, 90.
  2. Baildon, William Paley, ed. Court Rolls of the Manor of Wakefield, vol. II. 1297 to 1309 (The Yorkshire Archæological Society. Record Series, vol. XXXVI) (1906), pp. 40, 42, 43.
  3. Baildon, William Paley, ed. Court Rolls of the Manor of Wakefield, vol. II. 1297 to 1309 (The Yorkshire Archæological Society. Record Series, vol. XXXVI) (1906), p. 37.
  4. Baildon, William Paley, ed. Court Rolls of the Manor of Wakefield, vol. II. 1297 to 1309 (The Yorkshire Archæological Society. Record Series, vol. XXXVI) (1906), pp. 40, 42, 43.
  5. Baildon, William Paley, ed. Court Rolls of the Manor of Wakefield, vol. I. 1274 to 1297 (The Yorkshire Archæological Society. Record Series, vol. XXIX) (1901), pp. 14, 37.
  6. Baildon, William Paley, ed. Court Rolls of the Manor of Wakefield, vol. I. 1274 to 1297 (The Yorkshire Archæological Society. Record Series, vol. XXIX) (1901), p. 29.
  7. Baildon, William Paley, ed. Court Rolls of the Manor of Wakefield, vol. I. 1274 to 1297 (The Yorkshire Archæological Society. Record Series, vol. XXIX) (1901), pp. 108; 184, 186; 218; 291; Baildon, William Paley, ed. Court Rolls of the Manor of Wakefield, vol. I. 1274 to 1297 (The Yorkshire Archæological Society. Record Series, vol. XXIX) (1901), p. 14; Baildon, William Paley, ed. Court Rolls of the Manor of Wakefield, vol. I. 1274 to 1297 (The Yorkshire Archæological Society. Record Series, vol. XXIX) (1901), pp. 1, 14, 46.
  8. Walker, Sue Sheridan, ed.; Vaughan, Richard, gen. ed. & introd. The Court Rolls of the Manor of Wakefield from October 1331 to September 1333 (The Wakefield Court Rolls Series of the Yorkshire Archaeological Society, vol. III) (Leeds, 1983), p. 181.
  9. Baildon, William Paley, ed. Court Rolls of the Manor of Wakefield, vol. I. 1274 to 1297 (The Yorkshire Archæological Society. Record Series, vol. XXIX) (1901), p. 237, also see p. 288.
  10. Baildon, William Paley, ed. Court Rolls of the Manor of Wakefield, vol. II. 1297 to 1309 (The Yorkshire Archæological Society. Record Series, vol. XXXVI) (1906), (1297:) p. 5 n. 1, 14; (1298:) pp. 32, 50.
  11. Baildon, William Paley, ed. Court Rolls of the Manor of Wakefield, vol. II. 1297 to 1309 (The Yorkshire Archæological Society. Record Series, vol. XXXVI) (1906), (1307:) pp. xvi, 78, 100, 114, 118; (1308:) p. 174.
  12. Lister, John, ed.; [Stokes, Ethel, transcr.] Court Rolls of the Manor of Wakefield, vol. III (Yorkshire Archæological Society, Record Series, vol. LVII (1917), p. 1.
  13. Lister, John, ed.; [Stokes, Ethel, transcr.] Court Rolls of the Manor of Wakefield, vol. III (Yorkshire Archæological Society, Record Series, vol. LVII (1917), pp. 114, 119.
  14. Walker, Sue Sheridan, ed.; Vaughan, Richard, gen. ed. & introd. The Court Rolls of the Manor of Wakefield from October 1331 to September 1333 (The Wakefield Court Rolls Series of the Yorkshire Archaeological Society, vol. III) (Leeds, 1983), p. xiii, and see sources referred to at p. xx n. 86.
  15. Baildon, William Paley, ed. Court Rolls of the Manor of Wakefield, vol. I. 1274 to 1297 (The Yorkshire Archæological Society. Record Series, vol. XXIX) (1901), pp. 291, 294 (bis)
  16. Baildon, William Paley, ed. Court Rolls of the Manor of Wakefield, vol. II. 1297 to 1309 (The Yorkshire Archæological Society. Record Series, vol. XXXVI) (1906), p. 77; 142, 151, 169, 173, 175.
  17. Lister, John, ed.; [Stokes, Ethel, transcr.] Court Rolls of the Manor of Wakefield, vol. III (Yorkshire Archæological Society, Record Series, vol. LVII (1917), pp. 140, 150, 151.
  18. Walker, Sue Sheridan, ed.; Vaughan, Richard, gen. ed. & introd. The Court Rolls of the Manor of Wakefield from October 1331 to September 1333 (The Wakefield Court Rolls Series of the Yorkshire Archaeological Society, vol. III) (Leeds, 1983), p. 151.
  19. Walker, Sue Sheridan, ed.; Vaughan, Richard, gen. ed. & introd. The Court Rolls of the Manor of Wakefield from October 1331 to September 1333 (The Wakefield Court Rolls Series of the Yorkshire Archaeological Society, vol. III) (Leeds, 1983), p. 223.
  20. Baildon, William Paley, ed. Court Rolls of the Manor of Wakefield, vol. I. 1274 to 1297 (The Yorkshire Archæological Society. Record Series, vol. XXIX) (1901), p. 294.
  21. Walker, Sue Sheridan, ed.; Vaughan, Richard, gen. ed. & introd. The Court Rolls of the Manor of Wakefield from October 1331 to September 1333 (The Wakefield Court Rolls Series of the Yorkshire Archaeological Society, vol. III) (Leeds, 1983), pp. 152, 156.
  22. Baildon, William Paley, ed. Court Rolls of the Manor of Wakefield, vol. II. 1297 to 1309 (The Yorkshire Archæological Society. Record Series, vol. XXXVI) (1906), p. 77.
  23. See 1329 - John le Nailer (1) and Persons named Little John (links): John Nailer.
  24. Baildon, William Paley, ed. Court Rolls of the Manor of Wakefield, vol. II. 1297 to 1309 (The Yorkshire Archæological Society. Record Series, vol. XXXVI) (1906), p. 77.
  25. Walker, Sue Sheridan, ed.; Vaughan, Richard, gen. ed. & introd. The Court Rolls of the Manor of Wakefield from October 1331 to September 1333 (The Wakefield Court Rolls Series of the Yorkshire Archaeological Society, vol. III) (Leeds, 1983), pp. 89, 150.
  26. Walker, Sue Sheridan, ed.; Vaughan, Richard, gen. ed. & introd. The Court Rolls of the Manor of Wakefield from October 1331 to September 1333 (The Wakefield Court Rolls Series of the Yorkshire Archaeological Society, vol. III) (Leeds, 1983), p. 151.
  27. Baildon, William Paley, ed. Court Rolls of the Manor of Wakefield, vol. I. 1274 to 1297 (The Yorkshire Archæological Society. Record Series, vol. XXIX) (1901), p. 309.
  28. Walker, Sue Sheridan, ed.; Vaughan, Richard, gen. ed. & introd. The Court Rolls of the Manor of Wakefield from October 1331 to September 1333 (The Wakefield Court Rolls Series of the Yorkshire Archaeological Society, vol. III) (Leeds, 1983), p. 35.
  29. Baildon, William Paley, ed. Court Rolls of the Manor of Wakefield, vol. II. 1297 to 1309 (The Yorkshire Archæological Society. Record Series, vol. XXXVI) (1906), p. 204.
  30. Walker, Sue Sheridan, ed.; Vaughan, Richard, gen. ed. & introd. The Court Rolls of the Manor of Wakefield from October 1331 to September 1333 (The Wakefield Court Rolls Series of the Yorkshire Archaeological Society, vol. III) (Leeds, 1983), p. 107.
  31. Walker, Sue Sheridan, ed.; Vaughan, Richard, gen. ed. & introd. The Court Rolls of the Manor of Wakefield from October 1331 to September 1333 (The Wakefield Court Rolls Series of the Yorkshire Archaeological Society, vol. III) (Leeds, 1983), p. 114.