Some corrections and additions to the Complete Peerage: Volume 1: Argentine (PROPOSED CORRECTIONS)


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Volume 1, page 197:
He [John d'Argentine] d. s.p.m. legit. 18 or 26 Nov. 1382, leaving his 3 daughters, or their issue, his coheirs. ... (3) Maud, wife of Sir Ives FitzWarin.

Maud had previously been married to Sir Richard de Merton (d. 1370) and as his widow she had licence, 20 January 1372, to marry Sir Ives FitzWarin [Calendar of Patent Rolls, 1370-1374, p. 166].

That the marriage between Sir Ives and the widow Maud took place, is proved by a presentation in 1401 by Sir Ives to "Torrington Rectory (or chapel) of St James in the Castle of Chepyngtoryton" [Ivor West, citing Rev. F. C. Hingeston-Randolph, The Register of Edmund Stafford (A.D. 1395 - 1419), p. 214 (1886)]. The third presentation to the chantry of the chapel of Chepyngtoriton castle had been included in the assignment of dower to Maud from Merton's estates in 1371 [Calendar of Close Rolls, 1369-1374, p. 339].

[Ivor West, in February 2003, provided evidence for Maud's first marriage, including further information on Richard de Merton from J.J. Alexander, Devon and Cornwall Notes and Queries, vol. 20, p. 256. Douglas Richardson supplied references to further relevant records.
Item last updated: 19 April 2003.]