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Ralph VII de Toeni, of Flamstead

Birthdate: (41)
Birthplace: Flamstead, Hertfordshire, England
Death: Died in Gascony, France
Immediate Family:

Son of Roger V de Toeni, Lord of Flamstead and Alice (Cecilia) de Bohun, Lady
Husband of Mary de Toeni
Father of Alice de Toeni, Countess of Warwick, Lady Zouche de Mortimer and Robert De Toeni
Brother of Alice de Beauchamp, Lady

Occupation: Lord of Flamstead, Earl of Flamstead
Managed by: James Fred Patin, Jr.
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About Ralph VII de Toeni, of Flamstead

[alternate places of death provided by Geni users include:

  • Auch, Gers, Midi-Pyrénées, France
  • Gascony, Mont-Saint-Aignan, Seine-Maritime, Upper Normandy, France
  • Gascon Le Luy, Seyresse, Landes, Aquitaine, France]

Ralph VII de Toeni / Tony

Served in Wales

Assembly at Shrewsbury, 1283

Served in Gascony, 1294

Taken Prisoner at Risonces in France, March 31, 1295, and taken to Paris. Died, presumably as a prisoner, before 29 July 1295 in France. Died testate in Gascony 27 May 1295, according to Douglas Richardson (Plantagenet Ancestry).

From Douglas Richardson, http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/GEN-MEDIEVAL/2009-08/1251749561:

RALPH DE TONY (or THONY, THONEY), Knt., of Flamstead, Hertfordshire, Brinkley, Kirtling, Long Stanton, and Whittlesford, Cambridgeshire, Carnanton (in Mawgan), Cornwall, Walthamstow, Essex, Garsington, Oxfordshire, Painscastle, Radnorshire, Newton Toney and Stratford Tony, Wiltshire, Elmley Lovett, Worcestershire, etc., son and heir by his father’s 1st marriage, born about 1255 (aged 22 in 1277). His marriage and the custody of his lands were granted to Humphrey de Bohun, Earl of Hereford and Essex, and to Edmund, the king’s son, respectively, in 1264, but both were afterwards re-granted to Richard de Brus 8 Aug. 1265. In 1275–1276 an assize of novel disseisin was arraigned by Roger de Moeles against Richard de Brus and Ralph de Tony [his ward] touching a tenement in Stanton, Cambridgeshire.

Ralph married before 1276 MARY _____, possibly a daughter of Robert de Brus, Knt. (nicknamed the Competitor or the Claimant) (died 1295), Lord of Annandale in Scotland, and Brucebury (in Kempston), Bedfordshire, Hartlepool, Durham, Writtle and Hatfield Broadoak, Essex, Conington, Huntingdonshire, Bruces (in Tottenham), Middlesex, etc. (grand nephew of William the Lion, King of Scotland), by his 1st wife, Isabel, daughter of Gilbert de Clare, Earl of Gloucester and Hertford.

They had one son, Robert, Knt. [Lord Tony], and two daughters, Alice and _____ (espoused to Robert Tybotot in 1295).

He was actively employed in the Welsh Wars of 1277, 1282–3, and 1287, and fought in Gascony in 1294. In 1274 he claimed the assize of bread and ale, free warren, gallows, weifs, and strays in Little Cressingham, Norfolk. In the period, 1281–1284, as “Ralph de Tony son and heir of Roger de Tony of Kyrklynge [Kirtling],” he released to Richard de Chigewelle, of London, a rent payable by the said Richard for shops in Old Fish Street in the parish of St. Nicholas Cole Abbey, London. His wife, Mary, was living in 1283. He was going beyond seas with his cousin, Humphrey de Bohun, Earl of Hereford and Essex in 1285. In Michaelmas term 1291 an assize came to make recognition whether Ralph de Tony, Roger de Burghill the elder, and others unlawfully disseised Maud widow of Roger de Mortimer of her free tenement in Bridechurch, Disserth, etc., Herefordshire.

SIR RALPH DE TONY was taken prisoner at Risonces in Gascony 31 March 1295. He died testate in Gascony 27 May 1295.


Clutterbuck, Hist. & Antiqs. of Hertford 1 (1815): 354 (Tony pedigree). Year Books of Edward I 1 (Rolls Ser. 31a) (1866): 146– 149. Maclean, Parochial & Family Hist. of the Parish of Blisland (1868): 64–66 (Tony-Beauchamp pedigree). Maclean, Hist. of Trigg Minor 1 (1876): 62–66. Carthew, Hist. of the Parishes of West & East Bradenham (1883): 126. Annual Report of the Deputy Keeper 45 (1885): 316. Chandler, Five Court Rolls of Great Cressingham (1885): xxix. Desc. Cat. of Ancient Deeds 2 (1894): 276–286 (B.2238). Feudal Aids 1 (1899): 138, 139. Report & Trans. Devonshire Assoc. 2nd Ser. 4 (1902): 588–592. C.C.R. 1288–1296 (1904): 432. Moilliet, Abberley Manor, Worcestershire (1905): 29–37. VCH Hertford 2 (1908): 194. C.P. 2 (1912): 358–360 (sub Brus); 12(1) (1953): 773 (sub Tony); 12(2) (1959): 94 (sub Tybotot). Lloyd, Hist. of Wales from the Earliest Times to the Edwardian Conquest 2 (1912): 758. VCH Worcester 3 (1913): 106–107. Cal. Inqs. Misc. 1 (1916): 323. Farrer, Feudal Cambridgeshire (1920): 48–50. VCH Worcester 4 (1924): 332. Sayles, Select Cases in the Court of King’s Bench 2 (Selden Soc. 57) (1938). VCH Sussex 4 (1953): 171–174. VCH Oxford 5 (1957): 138. Paget, Baronage of England (1957) 530: 4. Sanders, English Baronies (1960): 117–118. Tremlett et al., Rolls of Arms Henry III (H.S.P. 113-4) (1967): 134 (arms of Robert de Brus “the Competitor”: Or, a saltire and a chief gules). VCH Essex 6 (1973): 253–254. Rees, Cal. of Ancient Petitions Rel. Wales (Board of Celtic Studies, Hist & Law 28) (1975): 369. VCH Cambridge 6 (1978): 136–137, 265; 9 (1989): 226. Mason, Beauchamp Cartulary Charters (Pipe Roll Soc. n.s. 43) (1980): lx (Tosny pedigree). VCH Wiltshire 15 (1995): 146. Brault, Rolls of Arms Edward I (1272–1307) 2 (1997): 417 (arms of Ralph de Tony: Argent, a maunch gules). National Archives, SC 8/75/3747, Petition dated 1295 from the executors of Ralph de Tony, and Robert son of Ralph de Tony, to the King. Places mentioned: Gascony, [France]; Wales. Nature of request: The executors of Ralph de Tony state that the although Ralph de Tony died in Gascony on the Friday in Pentecost week last [27 May], the news of this only reached England at the quinzaine of St John [9 July]. The escheator immediately entered his lands, and wishes to levy the money that Ralph’s attorneys had paid to his creditors, at Ralph’s command, in the period between his death and the news reaching England. They request the King’s grace, that they might not be charged for that period (abstract of document available online at http://www.catalogue.nationalarchives.gov.uk/search.asp). Online resource: http:// perso.numericable.fr/~briantimms/rolls/ lordmarshalsLM02.htm (Lord Marshal’s Roll – arms of Ralph de Tony: Argent a maunch gules).

source: http://www.medievalgenealogy.org.uk/cp/tony.shtml

Volume 12, part 1, page 773:

Being sum. for service in Gacony, 1294, he [Ralph de Toeni VII] was taken prisoner at Risonces, 31 Mar. 1295, and sent to Paris.(f) ... He d., presumably as a prisoner, before 29 July 1295 in France.(i)

Note f:

Sub arcta custodia recludend[us] (Bé, Roles Gascons, vol. iii, nos. 2219, 2222, et passim; Rishanger, Chron., Rolls Ser., p. 149; Knighton, Chron., Rolls Ser., vol. i, pp. 344-45; Hemingburgh, Chron., ed. Hamilton, vol. ii, pp. 51-52).

Note i:

Cal. Fine Rolls, vol. i, pp. 355, 359-60. The King refers, 21 Sep., to "the laudable service rendered to him in Gascony by Ralph ... [who] died in his service there" (Cal. Close Rolls, 1288-86, p. 432).

Ralph's executors stated soon afterwards that he had died in Gascony on the Friday in Pentecost week [27 May] and that the news of his death reached England at the quinzaine of St John [8 July] [abstract of an ancient petition (SC 8/75/3747) in the National Archives online catalogue].


RALPH DE TOENI VII, son and heir, was born 1255. His marriage and the custody of his lands were granted respectively to the Earl of Hereford and Essex and to Edmund, the King's son, 12 May 1264, but both were granted to Richard de Brus, 8 August 1265. He had a protection, going to the March on the King's affairs, 18 November 1276; was summoned for service in Wales, 1277, 1282, 1283 and 1287, and to the Assembly at Shrewsbury, 1283; and nominated attorneys, going beyond seas with the Earl of Hereford and Essex, 10 May 1285. Being summoned for service in Gascony, 1294, he was taken prisoner at Risonces, 31 March 1295, and sent to Paris. He married, before 1276, Mary, who was living, 1283. He died, presumably as a prisoner, before 29 July 1295 in France. [Complete Peerage XII/1:773, (transcribed by Dave Utzinger)]

Per: de Toeni of Normandy and Flamstead, Hertfordshire, England

Sir Roger V de Toeni [l], Lord of Flamstead, b Sep 1235, of Flamstead, Hertfordshire, England, d bef 12 May 1264. He md [1] Alice de Bohun bef 1255, daughter of Sir Humphrey V de Bohun, Earl of Hereford and Essex, and Maud d'Eu; and [2] Isabel aft 1255. Child of Roger de Toeni and Alice de Bohun was:

  • Sir Ralph VII de Toeni [m], Lord of Flamstead, b 1255, of Flamstead, Hertfordshire, England, d bef 29 Jul 1295, Gascony, France. He md Mary abt 1280. She was b abt 1258, prob Scotland.

Child of Ralph VII de Toeni and Mary was:

  • Alice de Toeni [n] b abt 1283, of Flamstead, Hertfordshire, England, d bef 8 Jan 1324/25. She md:
  • [1] Thomas de Leyburne,
  • [2] Sir Guy de Beauchamp, Earl of Warwick, Knight, 12 Feb 1309/10, son of Sir William de Beauchamp, Earl of Warwick, and Maud Fitz John, and
  • [3] Sir William la Zouche de Mortimer, Lord Zouche of Mortimer, bef 25 Feb 1316/17, son of Robert de Mortimer and Joyce la Zouche.
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Ralph VII de Toeni, of Flamstead's Timeline

December 25, 1253
Flamstead, Hertfordshire, England
April 26, 1284
Age 30
Herefordshire, England
Age 32
May 27, 1295
Age 41
Gascony, France
July 1295
Age 41
Age 41
Flamstead, Hertfordshire, England