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Piers de Mauley, III

Also Known As: "Peter de Mauley"
Birthplace: Mulgrave Castle, (Present Sandsend, Whitby), Yorkshire, England
Death: Died in (Present Sandsend, Whitby), Yorkshire, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Peter de Mauley, II, Sheriff of Northamptonshire and Joan de Brus
Husband of Nicola de Gaunt
Father of Piers de Mauley, le Quart; Margaret de Mauley and John de Mauley
Brother of Robert de Mauley; Joan Cave; Stephen de Mauley; Sir Edmund de Mauley, Lord of Ascot in Oxfordshire; Sir John de Mauley and 1 other

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About Piers de Mauley, III

  • Sir Piers de Mauley, 3rd Lord Mauley1,2,3
  • M, #33688, b. 22 July 1249, d. 6 September 1308
  • Father Piers de Mauley, 2nd Lord Mauley, Sheriff of Northampton3 b. c 1226, d. b 15 Jul 1279
  • Sir Piers de Mauley, 3rd Lord Mauley was born on 22 July 1249; Age 30 in 1279. He is son of his father's 2nd marriage (wife's name not known).3 He married Nichole de Gaunt, daughter of Sir Gilbert de Gaunt, 1st Lord Gaunt, Governor of Scarborough Castle, circa 1273; They had 2 sons (Sir Peter, 4th Lord Mauley; & John) & 1 presumed daughter (Margaret, wife of Sir Thomas de Multon, 1st Lord Multon).2,3 Sir Piers de Mauley, 3rd Lord Mauley died on 6 September 1308 at age 59.3
  • Family 1 Margaret de Clifford d. 8 Aug 1382
  • Child
    • Katherine Mauley+ d. 25 Nov 1402
  • Family 2 Nichole de Gaunt d. 1284
  • Children
    • Margaret de Mauley+
    • Sir Piers de Mauley, 4th Lord Mauley+3 b. 10 Mar 1281, d. c 23 May 1348
  • Citations
  • [S10485] Unknown author, The Complete Peerage, by Cokayne, Vol. VIII, p. 560-562.
  • [S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. III, p. 68.
  • [S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. IV, p. 65.
  • From: http://our-royal-titled-noble-and-commoner-ancestors.com/p1122.htm#i33688


  • A Genealogical History of the Dormant: Abeyant, Forfeited, and Extinct ... By Sir Bernard Burke
  • https://books.google.com/books?id=1ysWkXKSrpIC&pg=PA362&lpg=PA362&dq=Piers+de+MAULEY++4th+Lord+Mauley&source=bl&ots=K7nQOuDlcH&sig=BTU-Gsx1wTiKBC675h1_c8Gzw9U&hl=en&ei=rXL0S47cOIz6sQOZ8K2IBQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=10&ved=0CDQQ6AEwCQ#v=onepage&q&f=false
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  • The first mention of this name and family occurs shortly after the decease of King RICHARD I , when his brother JOHN, Earl of Moreton, to clear his own way to the throne, employed Peter de Mauley, a Poictovin, his esquire, to murder his nephew, Prince Arthur of Britanny, and in reward of the foul deed, gave to the said
  • PETER DE MAULEY, in marriage, Isabel, dau. of Robert de Turnham, and heiress of the Barony of Mulgrave. This Peter, throughout the whole reign of King John, adhering to his royal master, obtained considerable grants from the crown, and was esteemed amongst the evil advisers of the king. In the height of The baronial war, most of the prisoners of rank were committed to his custody, and he was constituted (18th JOHN), sheriff of the cos. of Dorset and Somerset. In the 4th HENRY III., upon the coronation of that monarch, Peter de Mauley had summons to assist thereat, and to bring with him the regalia, then in his custody at Corfe Castle, which had been entrusted to him by King JOHN; and the next year, being again sheriff of the cos. Somerset and Dorset, he delivered up the castle of Corfe to the king, with Alianore, the king's kinswoman, and Isabel, sister to the King of Scots as well as all the jewels, military engines, and ammunition there, which the late monarch had formerly commit to his custody. Soon after this, he was made governor of Sherburne Castle, co. Dorset, and dying in 1221, was s. by his son,
  • PETER DE MAULEY, who giving 100 marks for his relief, had livery of his lands. Amongst the causes of discontent avowed by Richard Mureschall in his contest with HENRY III. was, that the king by the advice of foreigners, had dispossessed Gilbert Basset, a great baron of the time, of the manor of Nether-Haven, co. Wilts, and conferred it upon this Peter de Mauley. The king, nevertheless, continuing his favour to Peter, constituted him govenor of the castle of Devizes, and the next year (20th HENRY III..) made him sheriff of Northamptonshire. Moreover, in 1239, he was one of the godfathers, at the baptismal font to Prince Edward (the king's eldest son), and in 1241 he accompanied William de Fortibus, Earl of Albemarle, and divers other noble persons to the Holy Land. This feudal lord m. Joane, dau. of Peter de Brus, of Skelton, and d. in 1242. Upon his decease Gerard le Grue paid 500 marks for the ferme of his lands, and had the custody of the castle of Mulgrave; maintaining his widow with necessaries, keeping the buildings in repair, and not committing waste in the woods. Peter de Mauley was s. by his son,
  • PETER DE MAULEY (commonly called the 3rd), who doing his homage in the 31st HENRY III., had livery of his lands. ln the 42nd of the same reign, the Scots having made a prisoner of their King ALEXANDER III. (son-in-law of the English monarch), Peter de Mauley received summons with the other northern barons to fit himself with horse and arms for the relief of the Scottish prince. He m. Nichola, dau. of Gilbert de Gant, son of Gilbert, Earl of Lincoln, and had issue,
    • PETER, his successor.
    • Edmund, a very eminent person in the reign of EDWARD I and II., and greatly distinguished in the Scottish wars. He had a grant of the manor of Seton. co. York. He was successively governor of the castle of Bridgenorth, of the town and castle of Bristol, and the castle of Cockermouth. He fell at the battle of Banoockburn, and dying s.p., his estates passed to his nephew,
    • Peter de Mauley.
  • He was s. at his decease by his elder son,
  • PETER DE MAULEY (called the 4th), who, in the 7th EDWARD I., doing his homage, and paying £100 for his relief, had livery of all his lands, which he held of the king in capite by barony of the inheritance of William Fossard (whose grand-dau. and heir, Isabel de Turnham, was wife of the first Peter de Mauley). This feudal lord having been engaged in the Welsh and Scottish wars, was summoned to parliament as a Baron by King EDWARD I., 23 June, 1295, and he had regular summons from that period to 12 December, 1309. In the 25th EDWARD I. his lordship was in the expedition then made into Gascony, and in consideration of his good services there, obtained from the king a grant of the marriage of Thomas, the son and heir of Thomas de Multon, of Gillesland, deceased. For several years after this he was actively employed in the warfare of Scotland. His lordship m. Eleanor, dau. of Thomas, Lord Furnival, and dying in 1310, was s. by his son,
  • SIR PETER DE MAULEY, 2nd baron, summoned to parliament from 19 December, 1311, to 15 March, 1354. This nobleman was for several years actively engaged In the wars of Scotland, and was a commander at the battle of Durham (20th EDWARD III.), wherein the Scots, under their king, DAVID BRUS, sustained so signal a defeat, the monarch himself being made prisoner. His lordship m. Margaret, dau. of Robert, Lord Clifford, and dying In 1355 waa s. by his son,
  • PETER DE MAULEY, 3rd baron, summoned to parliament from 20 September, 1355, to 7 January, 1383. This nobleman, in the 30th EDWARD III., shared in the glorious victory of Poictiers, and in three years afterwards he was in the expedition then made in Gascony. In the 41st of the same reign he was joined in commission with the bishop of Durham, Henry, Lord Percy, and others, for guarding the marches of Scotland ; and again, in the 3rd RICHARD II., with the Earl of Northumberland. His lordship m. 1st, in the 31st EDWARD III., Elizabeth, widow of John, Lord Darcy, and dau. and heir of Nicholas, Lord Meinill, without license, for which office he paid a fine of £100, and obtained pardon. He m. 2ndly, Margery, one of the daus. and co-heirs of Thomas de Sutton, of Sutton in Holderness, and had issue (by which wife not known),
  • Peter, who m. Margery, one of the daus. and co-heirs of the Thomas de Sutton, Knt., and dying in the life-time of his father, left issue,
    • PETER, successor to his grandfather.
    • Constance, m. 1st, William Fairfax, s. p., and 2ndly. Sir John Bigot, ancestor by her of the Bigots of Moulgrave.
    • Elizabeth, m. to George Salvaine, Esq. "The present heir-general of the said Elizabeth Salvaine" (we quote COURTHOPE's Historic Peerage), "and consequently one of the co-heirs of the barony is Charles-Frederick-Ashley-Cooper Ponsonby, Lord de Mauley, son of William-Francis Spencer Ponsonby, Lord de Mauley, by Lady Barbara. dau. and sole heir of Anthony, 5th Earl of Shaftesbury, by Barbara, his wife, dau. and heir of Sir John Webb. Bart, by Mary, sister and eventually sole heir of Thomas Salvaine, Esq., the heir male and heir general of the above-mentioned George Salvaine, and Elizabeth Mauley, his wife."
  • His lordship d. in 1383, seized of the manor and castle of Mulgrave, the manor of Doncaster with its members, and a moiety of the manor of Helagh, all in the co. York. He was s. by his grandson,
  • PETER DE MAULEY, 4th baron, who making proof of . his age in the 22nd RICHARD II., had livery of the lands of his inheritance, as well as those derived from his grandfather, as from Thomas, his uncle. This nobleman was made a knight of the Bath at the coronation of King HENRY IV., and was summoned to parliament from 18 August, 1399, to 12 August, 1415. His lordship m. the Lady Maud Nevil, dau. of Ralph, Earl of Westmoreland, but d. in 1415, s. p., when his sisters (refer to
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  • issue of 3rd baron) became his heirs, and between those the Barony of Mauley fell into ABEYANCE, at it still continues amongst their representatives. In the distribution of the Mauley estates, Leland says, "Bigot had the castle of Maugreve, (Mulgrave), with eight tounelettes therabout the se cost longging to it, whereof Seton thereby was one. Saulwyne had, for his part, the Barony of Eggeston on Eske, not far from Whitby; also Lokington-Barugh, not far from Watton-on-hull ryver, Nesseark, and the lordship of Doncaster."


  • Mulgrave Castle refers to one of three structures on the same property in Lythe, near Whitby, Yorkshire, England. One of these, known as the "old" or "ancient" castle, was by legend founded by Wada, a 6th-century ruler of Hälsingland. The second castle, (54.4935°N 0.7055°W) caput of the feudal barony of Mulgrave, was of Norman construction and remained active until destroyed by order of Parliament in 1647. The third is a country house (54.5012°N 0.6922°W) which was constructed by Lady Catherine Darnley and passed in 1718 by marriage into the Phipps family, when her daughter Lady Catherine Annesley married William Phipps. The Phipps family later held the titles of Baron Mulgrave, Earl of Mulgrave and Marquess of Normanby.
  • .... etc.
  • A second castle, which occupied the entire width of the ridge, seems to have been Norman, presumably constructed by Nigel Fossard (d. about 1120), who obtained the property after the Norman Conquest.[1] Fossard is recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086 as a tenant of 114 manors, all in Yorkshire, including under Robert, Count of Mortain of "Grif", identified as Mulgrave in the hundred of Langbaurgh.[2] He became himself a tenant-in-chief of the king in 1088, and a holder of the large feudal barony whose caput was at Mulgrave, hence known as the barony of Mulgrave, which according to the Cartae Baronum return made in 1166 comprised 33 1/2 knight's fees.[3] The main approach was located on the west, with two stone towers overlooking the entrance.[1] Moats prohibited approach from the east and ensured that western approach was by means of a drawbridge.[4] Differing levels of land surrounding the containing walls caused the wall to bulge outwards, which required buttressing.[1] Some of the bricks used in the structure are clearly Roman.[1]
  • Nigel Fossard's son Robert died c.1135, Robert's son William I d. c. 1170, leaving a son William II who died in 1195 leaving an heiress Joan, who brought the barony and castle to her husband Robert de Turnham (d.1211). Their only surviving child and heiress was Isabel de Turnham who brought the barony and castle to Peter de Mauley (or Maulay) (d.1241) to whom she had been granted in marriage by King John on the escheatment of the barony. De Mauley was a native of Poitou, whose marriage to this wealthy heiress is said to have been his reward for having murdered in 1203 Prince Arthur, the son of John's elder brother who threatened his succession to the throne.[5] He was governor of Corfe Castle in Dorset where he acted as jailer of Eleanor, Arthur's sister.[6] Peter I's heir was Peter II de Mauley (1226–1279), who married Joan de Brus (d.1243), one of five sisters of Peter III de Brus (d.1272), feudal baron of Skelton, Yorkshire, who was his brother-in-law, having married Hilary de Mauley, Peter II's sister.[7] In the time of Peter II the barony was held by knight service of supplying two knights in time of war in the king's presence for 40 days per annum.[8] Peter II's heir was Peter III de Mauley (d.1308), who married Nicole de Ghent (d. before 1302), sister and in her issue co-heir (in a 1/3rd share) to Gilbert V de Ghent (d.1298), feudal baron of Folkingham, Lincolnshire.[9] Peter III was summoned to parliament by writ dated 23 June 1296,[10] creating him the 1st Baron de Mauley.[11] Peter III's seal can be seen as one of 72 appended to the Barons' Letter, 1301 to the Pope"[12] sealed at the Parliament of Lincoln in January 1301, and shows him on the reverse in the usual pose for early seals holding sword and shield astride his galloping war-horse, with the tails of his surcoat swept back by the wind. His arms within a heater-shaped escutcheon show a bend with a field diapered with scroll-work, which are blazoned as borne by him on the Falkirk Roll (1298) as: Or, a bend sable.[13] His heir was Peter IV de Mauley (d.1348).[14] Camden states that the first Peter was succeeded by 7 others bearing his name.
  • The castle passed to Sir John Bigot (c.1376-1426/7) of Settrington, Yorks.,[15] on his marriage to Constance de Mauley (c.1385-15/12/1450), eldest daughter & co-heiress of Peter VII de Mauley (d.1378), whose son Peter VIII had died in 1415 without issue, when the Barony de Mauley by writ became extinct. Bigot was 5th in descent from Hugh Bigod, 3rd Earl of Norfolk (d.1225).
  • .... etc.
  • From: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mulgrave_Castle


  • A history of Whitby, and Streoneshalh abbey ; with a statistical survey of the vicinity to the distance of twenty-five miles : Vol. 1 by Young, George
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  • .... but he and his brother John, having fallen into the hands of Edward I, were both executed. The manor of Seton was conferred by Edward on Edmund de Mauley, son of the third Peter de Mauley of Mulgrave, who had distinguished himself in the Scottish wars: yet Edmund did not long enjoy his possession, for he fell in the battle of Bannockburn.†
  • .... etc.
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  • .... The third Peter de
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  • Mauley, lord of Mulgrave and Egton, wished to annex to his manor all that part of Whitby Strand which lies on the north-west side of the Esk. As a preliminary step, Mr. John of Tocotes, rector of Lyth, demanded the tithes of Ruswarp, Aislaby, Newholm, Dunsley, Stakesby, and other places in that territory, which he claimed as belonging to his rectory ; and when the inhabitants refused to comply, he seized the tithes with an armed force, in August, 1280; but, on the complaint of the convent, he was soon after obliged by the archbishop to make restitution. .... Worsted in this action, the rector appealed to Rome, hoping that he might finally succeed, by dint of the money and influence of Mauley. Judge-delegates, appointed by his holiness, met in 1283, to investigate the affair.* .... etc.
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  • .... That it was public, notorious, and manifest to all those who lived in Whitby Strand, that the church of St. Mary at Whitby had from time immemorial, and as they verily believed from its first foundation, belonged to the abbot and convent of Whitby; who, in right thereof, had ever received tithes from all those places which were now claimed by John of Tocotes and lord Peter de Malo-lacu." On the other hand, the rector's witnesses swore positively, That the manor of Mulgrave extended to the river Eske." .... etc.
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  • .... the cause, it appears, was remitted to the court of Rome, who finally decided in favour of the abbey, and condemned lord Mauley and his rector to pay the expenses of the law-suit.*
  • .... etc.
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  • .... by the liberality of Johanna, daughter of William Fossard, and wife of Robert de Turnham. This lady was heiress to the estates of the Fossard family, at Mulgrave, Egton, and other places ; which descended to her daughter
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  • Isabella, and came by her to the Mauley family, on her marriage with the first Peter de Mauley. Johanna, by her charter, granted to the prior and brethren of the order of Grandimont in France (a branch of the Benedictines), a mansion in the forest of Egton, to be a cell to their monastery. ....


Hugh, Kendall P. History of the Old Castle of Mulgrave. A. Brown & Sons, Ltd., Hull. 1948. pp. 36-41.


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Piers de Mauley, III's Timeline

July 22, 1249
(Present Sandsend, Whitby), Yorkshire, England
Age 23
Mulgrave Castle or Doncaster, Yorkshire, England, (Present UK)
Age 24
(Present Sandsend, Whitby), Yorkshire, England
Age 27
August 21, 1279
Age 30
Age 30
Castle Mulgrave (Sandsend, Whitby), Yorkshire, England, (Present UK)
July 15, 1287
Age 38
September 8, 1308
Age 59
(Present Sandsend, Whitby), Yorkshire, England