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Piers de Montfort, I .

Also Known As: "Peirs//", "Sir Peter de Montfort"
Birthdate: (45)
Birthplace: Beaudesert, Warwickshire, , England
Death: August 4, 1265 (41-49)
Battle of Evesham, Worcestershire, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Thurstan de Montfort, 4th Lord of Beaudesert of Beufort and Lady Mabel de Montfort
Husband of Alice de Montfort
Father of William de Montfort; Peter de Montfort, Lord of Beaudesert; Robert de Montfort; Alice de Montfort and Sir Walter de Charlecote

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About Piers de Montfort, I .

Vital Statistics

  • Married Alice, daughter of Henry de Aldithley, a great Staffordshire baron.
  • Their children were
  1. Peter, the eldest, who succeeded his father
  2. William whose father gave him the manor of Uppingham in Rutland
  3. Robert who also had lands in the county of Rutland
  • He was closely associated with Simon de Montfort, 6th Earl of Leicester and died with him at the Battle of Evesham on 4 August 1265. Peter is said to have presided over a meeting of the "Mad Parliament".

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[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_de_Montfort]

Sir Peter de Montfort (c. 1215 – 4 August 1265) is said to have presided over a meeting of the Parliament of England at a Parliament held in Oxford in 1258. This was dubbed by the supporters of Henry III as the "Mad Parliament"). He is the earliest person recorded as the presiding officer of the Commons, an office later known as the Speaker of the House of Commons but referred to then as the 'parlour' or 'prolocutor'. He was the son of Thurstan de Montfort. He was closely associated with Simon de Montfort, 6th Earl of Leicester and died with him at the Battle of Evesham on 4 August 1265.

The Oxford Parliament (1258), also known as the "Mad Parliament" and the "First English Parliament", assembled during the reign of Henry III of England. It was established by Simon de Montfort, 6th Earl of Leicester. The parlour or prolocutor (Speaker) was Peter de Montfort under the direction of Simon de Montfort.[1] Simon de Montfort led the Parliament and the entire country of England for 18 months, from 1264 until his death at the Battle of Evesham.

Parliaments, sometimes as informally assembled as a "parley" would be, were scenes of negotiations between Henry and the barons, who had tasted rule by aristocracy during Henry's minority. Parliaments had been held in a series since 1246, as Henry's position weakened.

In this parliament, the great magnates' disaffection with the King reached breaking point: shortly after the Parliament adjourned, a group of barons, led by Simon de Montfort, forced King Henry to accept a new form of government, laid out in the Provisions of Oxford, in which power was placed in the hands of a privy council, a Council of Fifteen members who were to supervise ministerial appointments, local administration and the custody of royal castles. Parliament, meanwhile, which was to meet three times a year, would monitor the performance of this council. Oaths of fealty were to be sworn to King and Council.

The Oxford Parliament of 1258 was preceded by Parliament of Merton of 1236 and followed by De Montfort's Parliament of 1265.

He is the earliest person recorded as the presiding officer of the Commons, an office today held by the Speaker of the House of Commons but known then as parlour or prolocutor. He was the son of Thurstan de Montfort. He was closely associated with Simon de Montfort, 6th Earl of Leicester and died with him at the Battle of Evesham on 4 August 1265.

Peter de Montfort married Alice de Audley. Their grandson John was created 1st Lord Montfort. The family home was Beaudesert Castle, built by Thurstan de Montfort on land granted by Henry de Newburgh, Earl of Warwick. A charter for a market alongside the castle was obtained from the Empress Maud in 1140. It was probably his grandson Peter who walled the inner bailey in stone, which was completed in January 1216.


Sir Piers de Montfort [e] b abt 1215, of Beaudesert, Worcestershire, England, d 4 Aug 1265, Battle of Evesham, Worcestershire, England. He md Alice de Aldithley abt 1238, daughter of Sir Henry de Aldithley and Bertrade de Mainwaring.

Child of Peter de Montfort and Alice de Aldithley was:

Sir Piers de Montfort [e] b abt 1240, of Beaudesert, Worcestershire, England, d bef 4 Mar 1286/87. He md Maud de la Mare abt 1266, daughter of Sir Henry de la Mare and Joan de Neville. Children of Peter de Montfort and Maud de la Mare were:

Sir John de Montfort, Lord Montfort, b abt 1271.

Elizabeth de Montfort b abt 1279, of Warwickshire, England. She md Sir William de Montagu, Lord Montagu, Knight, abt 1295, son of Sir Simon de Montagu, Lord Montagu, Knight, and Hawise de St. Amand.

A minor at his father's death, his wardship and marriage was granted by King John to William de Cauntelo. He was still under age in Oct 1231. He went on pilgrimage to Santiago with his lord, William de Cauntelo, in 1236, and in 1242 was with the King in the unsuccessful expedition to Poitou. In 1245, his lands, which had been taken into the King's hand because he had attended a prohibited tournament, were restored to him. In autumn of 1248, he went overseas with Simon de Montfort, who had just been appointed Seneschal of Gascony, and presumably returned to England in 1250 or early 1251, when he had custody of the castle of Harestan. For the next two years he was in Gascony, and on 22 Apr 1254 was appointed one of the guardians of the truce in France. In Sep 1257, he was appointed to guard the March of Wales in Montgomery, and to keep the counties of Salop and Stafford, with the castles of Shrewsbury and Bridgnorth. In May of 1258, he received a grant of Ellesmere Castle for 18 years. He was one of the 12 magnates elected by the Barons to represent them on Council of 24, which was forced upon the King in the "Mad" Parliament at Oxford in Jun 1258. The following Jun he was one of the commissioners sent to the Lord Montgomery to treat with Llewelyn on breaches of peace, a truce being made in Jul. In 1261, the King renewed his struggle with the Barons, and they elected Piers one of the three arbitrators to negotiate with the King. At this point, Piers had begun to associate himself with the Baronial party, and in Apr 1262, the sheriff of Warwickshire had orders to prevent the fortification of Piers' castle of Beaudesert. When peace was made, temporarily in Jul 1263, he was appointed keeper of the castles of Corfe and Shirburn, and in Sep he accompanied the King on his brief visit to France. But war was renewed and he and his two sons were with Simon de Montfort, the younger, when the Keeper of Northampton Castle surrendered it, and two days later, when the King took the castle, Piers and his two sons were taken prisoners. Removed to Windsor Castle, they were released after the battle of Lewes. During the dominance of Simon de Montfort, Piers received many commissions and grants. In Jul the King requested that Piers bring him the terms proposed by the Barons, and on 11 Sep Piers was one of the envoys appointed to treat concerning the reformation of the state of England. He accompanied Simon de Montfort through Monmouthshire into Wales, and during this time was keeper of the royal seal. He was slain at the battle of Evesham 4 Aug, his sons Piers and Robert being wounded and taken prisoners. His wife Alice survived him.


Sir Piers de Montfort [e] b abt 1215, of Beaudesert, Worcestershire, England, d 4 Aug 1265, Battle of Evesham, Worcestershire, England. He md Alice de Aldithley abt 1238, daughter of Sir Henry de Aldithley and Bertrade de Mainwaring.

Child of Peter de Montfort and Alice de Aldithley was:

Sir Piers de Montfort [e] b abt 1240, of Beaudesert, Worcestershire, England, d bef 4 Mar 1286/87. He md Maud de la Mare abt 1266, daughter of Sir Henry de la Mare and Joan de Neville. Children of Peter de Montfort and Maud de la Mare were:

Sir John de Montfort, Lord Montfort, b abt 1271.

Elizabeth de Montfort b abt 1279, of Warwickshire, England. She md Sir William de Montagu, Lord Montagu, Knight, abt 1295, son of Sir Simon de Montagu, Lord Montagu, Knight, and Hawise de St. Amand.

A minor at his father's death, his wardship and marriage was granted by King John to William de Cauntelo. He was still under age in Oct 1231. He went on pilgrimage to Santiago with his lord, William de Cauntelo, in 1236, and in 1242 was with the King in the unsuccessful expedition to Poitou. In 1245, his lands, which had been taken into the King's hand because he had attended a prohibited tournament, were restored to him. In autumn of 1248, he went overseas with Simon de Montfort, who had just been appointed Seneschal of Gascony, and presumably returned to England in 1250 or early 1251, when he had custody of the castle of Harestan. For the next two years he was in Gascony, and on 22 Apr 1254 was appointed one of the guardians of the truce in France. In Sep 1257, he was appointed to guard the March of Wales in Montgomery, and to keep the counties of Salop and Stafford, with the castles of Shrewsbury and Bridgnorth. In May of 1258, he received a grant of Ellesmere Castle for 18 years. He was one of the 12 magnates elected by the Barons to represent them on Council of 24, which was forced upon the King in the "Mad" Parliament at Oxford in Jun 1258. The following Jun he was one of the commissioners sent to the Lord Montgomery to treat with Llewelyn on breaches of peace, a truce being made in Jul. In 1261, the King renewed his struggle with the Barons, and they elected Piers one of the three arbitrators to negotiate with the King. At this point, Piers had begun to associate himself with the Baronial party, and in Apr 1262, the sheriff of Warwickshire had orders to prevent the fortification of Piers' castle of Beaudesert. When peace was made, temporarily in Jul 1263, he was appointed keeper of the castles of Corfe and Shirburn, and in Sep he accompanied the King on his brief visit to France. But war was renewed and he and his two sons were with Simon de Montfort, the younger, when the Keeper of Northampton Castle surrendered it, and two days later, when the King took the castle, Piers and his two sons were taken prisoners. Removed to Windsor Castle, they were released after the battle of Lewes. During the dominance of Simon de Montfort, Piers received many commissions and grants. In Jul the King requested that Piers bring him the terms proposed by the Barons, and on 11 Sep Piers was one of the envoys appointed to treat concerning the reformation of the state of England. He accompanied Simon de Montfort through Monmouthshire into Wales, and during this time was keeper of the royal seal. He was slain at the battle of Evesham 4 Aug, his sons Piers and Robert being wounded and taken prisoners. His wife Alice survived him.


Sir Piers de Montfort [e] b abt 1215, of Beaudesert, Worcestershire, England, d 4 Aug 1265, Battle of Evesham, Worcestershire, England. He md Alice de Aldithley abt 1238, daughter of Sir Henry de Aldithley and Bertrade de Mainwaring.

Child of Peter de Montfort and Alice de Aldithley was:

Sir Piers de Montfort [e] b abt 1240, of Beaudesert, Worcestershire, England, d bef 4 Mar 1286/87. He md Maud de la Mare abt 1266, daughter of Sir Henry de la Mare and Joan de Neville. Children of Peter de Montfort and Maud de la Mare were:

Sir John de Montfort, Lord Montfort, b abt 1271.

Elizabeth de Montfort b abt 1279, of Warwickshire, England. She md Sir William de Montagu, Lord Montagu, Knight, abt 1295, son of Sir Simon de Montagu, Lord Montagu, Knight, and Hawise de St. Amand.

A minor at his father's death, his wardship and marriage was granted by King John to William de Cauntelo. He was still under age in Oct 1231. He went on pilgrimage to Santiago with his lord, William de Cauntelo, in 1236, and in 1242 was with the King in the unsuccessful expedition to Poitou. In 1245, his lands, which had been taken into the King's hand because he had attended a prohibited tournament, were restored to him. In autumn of 1248, he went overseas with Simon de Montfort, who had just been appointed Seneschal of Gascony, and presumably returned to England in 1250 or early 1251, when he had custody of the castle of Harestan. For the next two years he was in Gascony, and on 22 Apr 1254 was appointed one of the guardians of the truce in France. In Sep 1257, he was appointed to guard the March of Wales in Montgomery, and to keep the counties of Salop and Stafford, with the castles of Shrewsbury and Bridgnorth. In May of 1258, he received a grant of Ellesmere Castle for 18 years. He was one of the 12 magnates elected by the Barons to represent them on Council of 24, which was forced upon the King in the "Mad" Parliament at Oxford in Jun 1258. The following Jun he was one of the commissioners sent to the Lord Montgomery to treat with Llewelyn on breaches of peace, a truce being made in Jul. In 1261, the King renewed his struggle with the Barons, and they elected Piers one of the three arbitrators to negotiate with the King. At this point, Piers had begun to associate himself with the Baronial party, and in Apr 1262, the sheriff of Warwickshire had orders to prevent the fortification of Piers' castle of Beaudesert. When peace was made, temporarily in Jul 1263, he was appointed keeper of the castles of Corfe and Shirburn, and in Sep he accompanied the King on his brief visit to France. But war was renewed and he and his two sons were with Simon de Montfort, the younger, when the Keeper of Northampton Castle surrendered it, and two days later, when the King took the castle, Piers and his two sons were taken prisoners. Removed to Windsor Castle, they were released after the battle of Lewes. During the dominance of Simon de Montfort, Piers received many commissions and grants. In Jul the King requested that Piers bring him the terms proposed by the Barons, and on 11 Sep Piers was one of the envoys appointed to treat concerning the reformation of the state of England. He accompanied Simon de Montfort through Monmouthshire into Wales, and during this time was keeper of the royal seal. He was slain at the battle of Evesham 4 Aug, his sons Piers and Robert being wounded and taken prisoners. His wife Alice survived him.


Sir Piers de Montfort [e] b abt 1215, of Beaudesert, Worcestershire, England, d 4 Aug 1265, Battle of Evesham, Worcestershire, England. He md Alice de Aldithley abt 1238, daughter of Sir Henry de Aldithley and Bertrade de Mainwaring.

Child of Peter de Montfort and Alice de Aldithley was:

Sir Piers de Montfort [e] b abt 1240, of Beaudesert, Worcestershire, England, d bef 4 Mar 1286/87. He md Maud de la Mare abt 1266, daughter of Sir Henry de la Mare and Joan de Neville. Children of Peter de Montfort and Maud de la Mare were:

Sir John de Montfort, Lord Montfort, b abt 1271.

Elizabeth de Montfort b abt 1279, of Warwickshire, England. She md Sir William de Montagu, Lord Montagu, Knight, abt 1295, son of Sir Simon de Montagu, Lord Montagu, Knight, and Hawise de St. Amand.

A minor at his father's death, his wardship and marriage was granted by King John to William de Cauntelo. He was still under age in Oct 1231. He went on pilgrimage to Santiago with his lord, William de Cauntelo, in 1236, and in 1242 was with the King in the unsuccessful expedition to Poitou. In 1245, his lands, which had been taken into the King's hand because he had attended a prohibited tournament, were restored to him. In autumn of 1248, he went overseas with Simon de Montfort, who had just been appointed Seneschal of Gascony, and presumably returned to England in 1250 or early 1251, when he had custody of the castle of Harestan. For the next two years he was in Gascony, and on 22 Apr 1254 was appointed one of the guardians of the truce in France. In Sep 1257, he was appointed to guard the March of Wales in Montgomery, and to keep the counties of Salop and Stafford, with the castles of Shrewsbury and Bridgnorth. In May of 1258, he received a grant of Ellesmere Castle for 18 years. He was one of the 12 magnates elected by the Barons to represent them on Council of 24, which was forced upon the King in the "Mad" Parliament at Oxford in Jun 1258. The following Jun he was one of the commissioners sent to the Lord Montgomery to treat with Llewelyn on breaches of peace, a truce being made in Jul. In 1261, the King renewed his struggle with the Barons, and they elected Piers one of the three arbitrators to negotiate with the King. At this point, Piers had begun to associate himself with the Baronial party, and in Apr 1262, the sheriff of Warwickshire had orders to prevent the fortification of Piers' castle of Beaudesert. When peace was made, temporarily in Jul 1263, he was appointed keeper of the castles of Corfe and Shirburn, and in Sep he accompanied the King on his brief visit to France. But war was renewed and he and his two sons were with Simon de Montfort, the younger, when the Keeper of Northampton Castle surrendered it, and two days later, when the King took the castle, Piers and his two sons were taken prisoners. Removed to Windsor Castle, they were released after the battle of Lewes. During the dominance of Simon de Montfort, Piers received many commissions and grants. In Jul the King requested that Piers bring him the terms proposed by the Barons, and on 11 Sep Piers was one of the envoys appointed to treat concerning the reformation of the state of England. He accompanied Simon de Montfort through Monmouthshire into Wales, and during this time was keeper of the royal seal. He was slain at the battle of Evesham 4 Aug, his sons Piers and Robert being wounded and taken prisoners. His wife Alice survived him.


Sir Piers de Montfort [e] b abt 1215, of Beaudesert, Worcestershire, England, d 4 Aug 1265, Battle of Evesham, Worcestershire, England. He md Alice de Aldithley abt 1238, daughter of Sir Henry de Aldithley and Bertrade de Mainwaring.

Child of Peter de Montfort and Alice de Aldithley was:

Sir Piers de Montfort [e] b abt 1240, of Beaudesert, Worcestershire, England, d bef 4 Mar 1286/87. He md Maud de la Mare abt 1266, daughter of Sir Henry de la Mare and Joan de Neville. Children of Peter de Montfort and Maud de la Mare were:

Sir John de Montfort, Lord Montfort, b abt 1271.

Elizabeth de Montfort b abt 1279, of Warwickshire, England. She md Sir William de Montagu, Lord Montagu, Knight, abt 1295, son of Sir Simon de Montagu, Lord Montagu, Knight, and Hawise de St. Amand.

A minor at his father's death, his wardship and marriage was granted by King John to William de Cauntelo. He was still under age in Oct 1231. He went on pilgrimage to Santiago with his lord, William de Cauntelo, in 1236, and in 1242 was with the King in the unsuccessful expedition to Poitou. In 1245, his lands, which had been taken into the King's hand because he had attended a prohibited tournament, were restored to him. In autumn of 1248, he went overseas with Simon de Montfort, who had just been appointed Seneschal of Gascony, and presumably returned to England in 1250 or early 1251, when he had custody of the castle of Harestan. For the next two years he was in Gascony, and on 22 Apr 1254 was appointed one of the guardians of the truce in France. In Sep 1257, he was appointed to guard the March of Wales in Montgomery, and to keep the counties of Salop and Stafford, with the castles of Shrewsbury and Bridgnorth. In May of 1258, he received a grant of Ellesmere Castle for 18 years. He was one of the 12 magnates elected by the Barons to represent them on Council of 24, which was forced upon the King in the "Mad" Parliament at Oxford in Jun 1258. The following Jun he was one of the commissioners sent to the Lord Montgomery to treat with Llewelyn on breaches of peace, a truce being made in Jul. In 1261, the King renewed his struggle with the Barons, and they elected Piers one of the three arbitrators to negotiate with the King. At this point, Piers had begun to associate himself with the Baronial party, and in Apr 1262, the sheriff of Warwickshire had orders to prevent the fortification of Piers' castle of Beaudesert. When peace was made, temporarily in Jul 1263, he was appointed keeper of the castles of Corfe and Shirburn, and in Sep he accompanied the King on his brief visit to France. But war was renewed and he and his two sons were with Simon de Montfort, the younger, when the Keeper of Northampton Castle surrendered it, and two days later, when the King took the castle, Piers and his two sons were taken prisoners. Removed to Windsor Castle, they were released after the battle of Lewes. During the dominance of Simon de Montfort, Piers received many commissions and grants. In Jul the King requested that Piers bring him the terms proposed by the Barons, and on 11 Sep Piers was one of the envoys appointed to treat concerning the reformation of the state of England. He accompanied Simon de Montfort through Monmouthshire into Wales, and during this time was keeper of the royal seal. He was slain at the battle of Evesham 4 Aug, his sons Piers and Robert being wounded and taken prisoners. His wife Alice survived him. _________________________________________________________________________________________ picture: http://www.luminarium.org/encyclopedia/mortimer4earl.htm _________________________________________________________________________________________ University of Leicester

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Piers de Montfort, I .'s Timeline

1220
1220
Beaudesert, Warwickshire, , England
1242
1242
Age 22
Of, Uppingham, Rutlandshire, England
1245
1245
Age 25
Beaudesert Castle, Warwickshire, England
1246
1246
Age 26
Warwickshire, UK
1255
1255
Age 35
Warwickshire, UK
1265
August 4, 1265
Age 45
Battle of Evesham, Worcestershire, England
1935
July 29, 1935
Age 45
July 29, 1935
Age 45
1936
January 22, 1936
Age 45