About Richard Hord (Hoorde), II
"Richard Hord, (b) of Walford, died Edw. II. seised of three parts of the Hamlet of Wodenorton, a watermill, and a rent there of 4l. 8e. in Salop. (Inquis. p.m.i.326.)"
"(b) This is probably the same Richard Hord whom Blakeway (Sheriffs of Shropshire, p.53) says "was steward (as the name imports) to William le Botiler, Baron of Wem, in the reign of Edward I., and perhaps the same with Richard Hord, Constable of Ellesmere 4 Edw. II. ancestor of the Hordes of Walford. He was evidently a person of considerable importance in his day, and in all probability a lawyer. In 1306, the Abbat and Convent of Haghmond grant to him and his heirs, by Eva his wife, in perpetual farm, all their property in Walford near Baschurch, for which he stipulates, that he will be of their council, and wherever he shall be, will give them his council and aid. Hence he is inferred to be of the legal profession; and a deed of his in the Haghmond Chartulary, dated 7 Edw. II. 1313, is in French, which points to the same fact, all legal proceedings being then carried on in that language.""
Source: William Smith Ellis, "Notes to Pedigree of Hord", The Topographer and Genealogist, Vol. I, 1846, edited by John Gough Nichols
"8 Feb. 1297. Walsingham. Order to the same to make partition of the lands late of John de Wodenorton, tenant in chief, and to deliver to Richard Hord and Eva his wife, eldest sister and one of the heirs of John, their pourparty, Richard having done fealty."
"Richard Hord married Eva, the eldest of four sisters and Coheirs of John de Wodenorton (now Wotherton). By this match he obtained lands at Wotherton and Rodenhurst."
"On January 5, 1326, a Writ of Diem clausit announces the death of Richard Hord of Walleford. I suppose it was owing to his estates at Walford being settled, and not held in capite, that the Inquest takes no notice of them."
Source: Robert William Eyton, Antiquities of Shropshire, Vol. 10
"Hence it came to pass that, on Richard Hord's death in December, 1325, the Inquest found him to have held the Hamlet of Chelmundewyk, for the term of his life, and per legem Anglie, i.e. it was his, as surviving husband of his wife Eva."
Source: Robert William Eyton, Antiquities of Shropshire, Vol. 11