Joan de Driby, Heir of Tattershall (born Tateshal)

Born:Circa 1267 In:  Tattershall, Horncastle, Lincolnshire, England
Died:Oct 8 1329 (at age ‎~62‏)In:  Wokefield, Stratfield Mortimer, Berkshire, England

Immediate family

Robert de Driby, of Wokefield, Sir
Her husband
Alice de Driby
Her daughter
John de Driby, of Wokefield
Her son


On the death of Robert 1st Baron de Tateshal's grandson, Robert 3rd Baron de Tateshal, b. 18 Mar 1288, dsp 30 Jan 1305/6, according to Complete Peerage, vol. XII/1, p. 653 & notes (c) and (d):


"his estates were divided between his 3 coheirs: 2 ladies who were almost certainly the daughters of the 1st Lord Tateshal (though described as his sisters) and the son and heir of their elder sister (c). On this assumption, the Barony supposed to have been created by the writ of 1295 would have fallen into abeyance, according to modern doctrine, between his 3 coheirs (d)."


(c) In the inquisition of 1306 the jurors stated that Emma, Joan and Isabel were the sisters of Robert his grandfather (d. 1298). There are grounds for supposing that the statements were inaccurate, and that they were the latter's daughters by Joan his wife. Reasons to this effect have been given in "Early Yorks Charters", dealing with lands of the Honour of Richmond held by Joan, wife of Robert de Tateshal, and her two sisters, expecially Joan's tenure of the manor of Hethersett, Norfolk, where a statement is cited from Blomefield that Joan de Tateshall settled it on Sir William Bernak and Alice his wife, Alice's mother being described as Joan "one of the three daughters and heiresses" of the abovenamed Joan de Tateshall. A careful examination of the chronological details relating to Emma, Joan and Isabel and their issue strongly supports the suggestion that they were daughters and not sisters of Robert de Tateshal, 1st Lord Tateshal, who d. in 1298. If so, the barony supposed to have been created by the writ of 1295 would have fallen into abeyance, according to modern doctrine, in 1306 between them and their representatives.


(d) (i) Thomas de Cailly, afterwards Lord Cailly, s. of Adam de Cailly (living 1303), by Emma de Tateshal; (ii) Joan de Tateshal, m. Robert de Driby and received Tatershall in her pourparty; (iii) Isabel, m., as his 1st wife John de Orreby, afterwards Lord Orreby. Thomas de Cailly and John de Orreby were each summoned to Parliament 1308/9 to 1311, presumably as coheirs of Tateshal.
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