Pardon to John FitzThomas (in consideration of his services to King Edward I in Scotland and Flanders, and to Edw. II. in Ireland, and of a fine), for intrusion upon certain lands without licence.MS 608, f. 28[n.d.]King Edward I reigned AD1272-1307, Edward II reigned AD1307-1327.
It appears by inquisitions made by Nigell le Brun, escheator, and by deeds and writings exhibited by said John FitzThomas before John Wogan, justiciary, and the Council, that a certain John de Verdon in the time of Henry III (reigned AD1216-1272) enfeoffed Maurice FitzGerald and Agnes Valentia his wife of the manors of Adare, Cronnith, Athleicah, Wrigeda, Grene, and Esgrene, in co. Limerick, which said John FitzThomas held of the King in Capite; to hold to said Maurice and Agnes and their heirs;
and after said Maurice's death Gerald his son and heir enfeoffed John FitzThomas of the manors of Mayneth, Rathingham, and Legh, with the reversion of the manors of Geshall and Rathmore in co. Kildare, and with the reversion of said manors in co. Lymerick, which said Agnes at that time held for her life of the inheritance of said Gerald;
and that after the death of said Gerald without an heir, a certain Juliana de Cogan, aunt of said Gerald and sister of said Maurice, entered upon said manors of Rathmore, Adare, etc., but soon after enfeoffed said John FitzThomas thereof, who continued his seizin for a year and more,
and then demised them to said Agnes for life, on whose death he (John FitzThomas) entered into the same without the King's licence.
Witness, the aforesaid justiciary at Dublin, 11 July, 4 Edw. II (reigned AD1307-1327). County Placita, 3 (sic.) Edw. II. folio 33. "Concordat cum recordo. Ex. Dan. Molyneux, Ulster, rex armorum. ................ Thomas Adair / Edzear was granted land in Wigtownshire, Scotlandabout AD1306. He may have been the Thomas in the AD1296 "Ragman's Roll" ? Refer Index of Charters, &c, by King Robert I. http://wwwhttp://www. indexdrawnupabou00gre#page/27/mode/1up ................ Has anyone further information on John FitzThomas ?