About Gilbert de Lindsay, of Molesworth
M ii Sir Gilbert de LINDSAY Knight, son of Gilbert de Lindsay of Molesworth & Alice, 1, 2 was born 1280 in Molesworth, Huntingdonshire, England. He died Feb 1359 in Molesworth, Huntingdonshire, England.
- 1Linzee, John William, The Lindeseie and Limesi Families of Great Britain (Boston, Massachusetts: The Fort Hill Press, 1917.), pp. 290, 299, Family History Library, 929.242 L659L.
- 2Page, William, The Victoria History of the County of Huntingdon (London: St. Catherine Press, 1926-1936.), 3:92, Family History Library, 942 H2vhu.
- 'Parishes: Molesworth', in A History of the County of Huntingdon: Volume 3, ed. William Page, Granville Proby and S Inskip Ladds (London, 1936), pp. 92-96 http://www.british-history.ac.uk/vch/hunts/vol3/pp92-96 [accessed 2 January 2016;
- In 1319 complaint was made by Gilbert de Lindsey, presumably son of the former Gilbert, as to an assault upon him and his men by a multitude of persons at Molesworth. (fn. 25) Probably the younger Gilbert settled the manor on his sister Margaret, the wife of Simon de Drayton, for life. Simon de Drayton and John his son, with others, were accused of killing John de Overton Longueville at Holborn (Midd.), and were pardoned in 1339. Apparently the matter was raised again in 1342, when the king confirmed the pardon. (fn. 26) Simon de Drayton died in 1357, when the manor was said to be held of Christiana de Lindsey by the rent of one gilt spur. (fn. 27) Margaret died in the following year, when the manor was returned as held of William de Lindsey. (fn. 28) Both these returns as to the superior lord are clearly out of date. On the death of Margaret the manor reverted to the daughters and heirs of Gilbert de Lindsey, or their representatives, namely his daughter, Christiana, who had married her first cousin, John de Drayton, son of Simon de Drayton and Margaret, and Thomas Dacre, son of his other daughter, Isabel. (fn. 29)