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Thomas Wake

Birthdate: (51)
Birthplace: Blisworth,Northamptonshire,England
Death: May 31, 1349 (47-55)
Place of Burial: Haltemprice Priory, Haltemprice, Yorkshire, England
Immediate Family:

Son of John Wake, 1st Baron Wake of Liddell and Lady Joan De Fiennes Baroness Wake
Husband of Blanche Plantagenet, of Lancaster
Father of Ann Margaret Wake
Brother of John Wake; Margaret, 3rd Baroness Wake of Liddell and Christian Wake

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Thomas Wake, 2nd Baron Wake of Liddell (1297 – 31 May 1349), English baron, belonged to a Lincolnshire family which had lands also in Cumberland, being the son of John Wake, 1st Baron Wake of Liddell (died 1308) , who was summoned to parliament as a baron in 1295, and the grandson of Baldwin Wake (died 1282), both warriors of repute.

Among Thomas Wake's guardians were Piers Gaveston and Henry, Earl of Lancaster, whose daughter Blanche (d. 1380) he married before 1317. This lady was the niece of Thomas, Earl of Lancaster, and her husband was thus attached to the Lancastrian party, but he did not follow Earl Thomas in the proceedings which led to his death in 1322. Hating the favourites of Edward II, Wake joined Queen Isabella in 1326 and was a member of the small council which advised the young king, Edward III; soon, however, he broke away from the queen and her ally, Roger Mortimer, and in conjunction with his father-in-law, now earl of Lancaster, he joined the malcontent barons.

He was possibly implicated in the plot which cost his brother-in-law, Edmund of Woodstock, 1st Earl of Kent, his life in 1330, and he fled to France, returning to England after the overthrow of Isabella and Mortimer. Edward III made him governor of the Channel Islands and he assisted Edward Balliol to invade Scotland.

Afterwards he was sent on an errand to France. In 1341 he incurred the displeasure of the king and was imprisoned, but he had been restored and had been employed in Brittany and elsewhere when he died childless.

His estates passed to his sister Margaret (d. 1349), widow of Edmund, Earl of Kent, and her son John, 3rd Earl of Kent (d. 1352), and later to the Holland family. Wake founded a monastery Haltemprice Priory for the Austin canons at Newton near Cottingham, East Riding of Yorkshire where he is buried.

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March 20, 1298
Age 22
Blisworth (North Hampshire) England
May 31, 1349
Age 51
February 21, 1939
Age 51
February 21, 1939
Age 51
February 21, 1939
Age 51
September 26, 1939
Age 51
September 26, 1939
Age 51
September 26, 1939
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May 7, 1948
Age 51