Nicholas de Moels (c.1195 - c.1264) MP

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Nicknames: "Nicholas de Mules", "Nicholas Molins", "Nicholas Moels"
Birthplace: Cadbury Manor, Cadbury, Somserset, England
Death: Died in Cadbury, Somerset, England
Managed by: Bjørn P. Brox
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About Nicholas de Moels

Nicholas de Moels, Seneschal of Gascony, led the English force that had a signal victory over King Theobald I "the Troubadour" of Navarre in 1244.

Nicholas appears to have been from an early age in the court of King John. He was granted the manor of Watlington "for his sustenance in the king's service" in 1217. He was made Sheriff of Hampshire, and governor of the castle of Winchester, and he continued in this office for four years after 1220.

After 1220 Nicholas possessed in right of Hawise, his wife, the lordships of Cadebury, Saperton, and other manors in Somerset and the neighboring counties, thus becoming one of the greater landowners before September 1231. He also had the islands of Guernsey, Jersey, Serke, and Aureny (Alderney) committed to his care after 1220.

He was appointed a second time as Sheriff of Hampshire.

He was sent to Poitou on an embassy from the King in April 1223. He served in the King's expedition into Wales circa July 1223. He served at the siege of Bedford in 1224.

He was again sent to Poitou on an embassy from the King in January 1223/24.

He was sent to Cologne as an ambassador to treat of a proposed marriage between King Henry III and a daughter of Leopold VI, Duke of Austria, in January 1224/25.

Nicholas was granted the land of Little Berkhampstead in July 1226.

He was on the King's service in 1227 at Gascony, France. He was charged with negotiations as to the truce with France in March 1228.

Nicholas was a plenipotentiary, as miles noster familias, to treat of peace with Louis IX of France in April 1229.

Nicholas was pardoned the 8 marks yearly due from him for debts of his father-in-law, James de Newmarch in September 1231.

Nicholas was at the Coronation of Queen Eleanor, and along with Richard Siward, he carried the two royal sceptres.

Nicholas held the office of Sheriff of Yorkshire before 1240.

He was deputed with Ralph FitzNicholas, ambassador to France, for the purpose of denouncing war against the king of that realm in 1241.

He was appointed seneschal of Gascony circa 1242 in France.

Following the action in Navarre, Nicholas participated in the Welsh wars in 1245. He was constituted governor of the castles of Caermarthen and Cardigan circa 1246.

Nicholas was appointed constable of Dover Castle and warden of the Cinque Ports after 1246 in Kent. He was made Sheriff of Kent, and governor of the castles of Rochester and Canterbury in March 1247.

Nicholas was our ancestor through two distinct descent lines--through his daughter Maud and through his son Roger, each of whom was independently our ancestor,

See "My Lines"

( http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cousin/html/p209.htm#i23577 )

from Compiler: R. B. Stewart, Evans, GA

( http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cousin/html/index.htm )

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Nicholas de Moels of Watlington & Cadbury's Timeline

1195
1195
Cadbury, Somserset, England
1224
1224
Age 29
Probably Cadbury, Somerset, England
1225
1225
Age 30
Of, Cadbury, Somersetshire, England
1226
1226
Age 31
Cadbury, Somersetshire, England
1232
1232
Age 37
Cadbury, Somerset, England
1233
1233
Age 38
Devon, UK
1239
1239
Age 44
Maperton, Somerset, England
1264
1264
Age 69
Cadbury, Somerset, England
1994
September 16, 1994
Age 69
1995
May 5, 1995
Age 69