Charles family received manor of Kettleborough circa 1261.


Thomas CHARLES of Kettleburroughe / Kettleborough / Ketlebergh born 1382; manor attained from Crown grant c. 1261

Spouse: ___ born circa 1386

Children: Elizabeth born 1412 Kettleburgh Suffolk


Elizabeth CHARLES  

Spouse: Henry de MOONINES / Mounines / Munning  / Monnines died about 1478.

Children: Jean; Jacques unmarried; Gundreda married to Knighton Berry

The Visitation of Suffolk made by Hervey, Clarenceux, 1561, Cooke, Clarenceaux, 1577, and Raven, Richmond Herald, 1612

A Sir Thomas Charles died 13 Dec, 7 Henry v., 1418; wife was Alice Ramsey daughter of Ralph. Rector of Newbury 1349 was Thomas Charles.

Evidences of the Winthrops of Groton, co. Suffolk, England, and of families. Munning of Nedging. Armorial Bearings.  Munnings or Monyns B a shield or inetcocheon Arg within an orle of J incresents Or quartered with Or on a pile in point between an increscent and a decrescent G a crescent & of the first. This family is very antient. They were of Monkes Ely and of Nedging but have long since almost worne out. One of that family but of no very great ranke lived in Bury St Edmonds in the time of K Charles, and William Munnings clarke i now rector of Preston sonne of Humfrey Munnings clarke minister of Brettenham who was one of the most grave learned and pious ministers of this County. The most eminent place in Pretton church is given to the coat of this family yet I knowe none of any very great estate of that name in Suff this yeare 1659. So writes Candler in his list Tanner MS Lib Bodleian 226 of The names and armes of sundry of the gentlemen of chiefest account in the County of Suft as their coates were set up by Robert Reice Esq a most accomplisht gentleman in the church wiudowes of Preston in Suff about the latter end of the reigne of K James or the beginning of the reigne of K Charles. Rice who spelt his name in various ways Reice Ryce and Ryece was a man of comfortable fortune who having no children took to studying the family antiquities of his neighbourhood The will of man he writes hath found out the means to perpetuate the Reverend memory of his honorable friends departed by erecting unto them the lively counterfeiting resemblances effigies pyramids epitaphs and monuments as doth plentifully appear in our churches Extending this idea he began to decorate the church of his own parish in heraldic fashion. He set up the Royall armes of England in a faire table and then proceeded to depict the escutcheons of the gentry around him on its walls and windows. These he has described with much quaintness in his Breviary of Suffolk a charming account of the county which still exists amongst the Jermyn MSS Mooning for so he writes the word bore Qrtly 1 fc 4. An inset escocheon or betwn 8 Turkish Moons incresents O j 2 & 3 Oi a crescent О on a pile in point betw an increscent and a decrescent G. Amongst the many shields on his tombstone in the chancel is Rice quartering Strangman and impaling Mouning an escocheon betw 9 increscents 4 2 2 1. Many of these shields were still in existence when Davy visited Preston in the earlier part of the present century. Indeed Rice took some care that they should not fade too rapidly for in his will dated 11 Feb 1638 PCC 36 Harvey he bequeathed to William Mills of Lanham painter and glazier forty shillings with all my boxes of Painting Colours that he do from time to time renew and amend as need shall require the decays of colours words letters compartments and forms of those tables writings and inscriptions which he hath at any time made for me as they are fixed in the Parish church or chancell of Preston aforesaid. It is clear Rice thought much of his Munning descent. He makes especial mention of his Munning kinsmen in his will. To my cousin Mr William Murminge late resident at Sir Henry Mildmayes in the County of Essex who also calls him cousin in his turn1. More I give unto him my copyhold meadow in Monkes Illigh commonly called Skipp's meadow and now in the occupation of Katherine Munninge widow he to sell it and divide the proceeds between three of his sisters Ann Katherine and Ellen Munning so as one half shall go to Anne Munninge aged lame and impotent and the other half to Katherine and Ellen. To Thomas Munning sometime my servant. To my cousins Rice Munning and his sister the wife of Francis Lucas. For many interesting letters from Robert Rice to Gov John Winthrop see Vol i of the latter's Life and Letters and Vol vi of the Fourth Series of the Massachusetts Historical Society's Collections.
Munning of Suffolk. Add MS 5523: 

Will of Henry Munning, 1521.  In the yere of our Lord god m v xxi the xvi daie of October I Henry Munyng of Nedgynge in the diocese of Norwiche hoole being in mynde and of good remembraunce thankis be to Jhu my saviour ordeyne my testament and laste will in maner and forme folouring. I bequeth my soule to allmighty god my maker and Redemer to his mother and virgin our lady seynt Mary and to all the hooly company of seyntis in heveñ. To the making of a Roode lofte in the churche of Nedginge iiju vi viijd. To the aulter of Semer x. To the iij houses of friers in Ypiswiche to euery of the said houses x ther to haue in euery of the said placis a trentall of xxx massis. To the friers of Clare in like maner x8 I will that one honeste preste to singe for my soule and my frendis soulis in the churche of Nedgiuge the terme of one hole yer and he for to haue for his stipende viu. I bequethe to the reparación of Semer brige xl. To Margaret my wif all housis and landis in Leyhm the terme of hir lif. And after hir decease I will said housis fc landis remayue vnto Thomas Munyng my sonne. To Robert Rice and his wif xu. To Elisabtthe Rice xu to be paide to hir in the daie of hir mariage. And if the said Elisabeth die or she be maried then I will the said x11 remayne vnto the next doughter of the said Robert Rice and Agnes his wif. To the said Margret my wif my house in Semer called Wodsalis she to haue that fee simple to hir hir heires and assignes for euer. I bequethe to Robert Rice my house wl the laudis therto leyde lying and stonding in Byston with condición that said Robert shall paye among iiij of the childerne of his and Agnes his wif that now is xx marcs. To Thomas Munyug my soné the residue of my housis, landis, medowes &c for ever. An the residue of my goodie I put them holy to the disposición of myne executors to disspose them in dedis of charité as thei shall thinke most plesure to god and for the wele of my soule I make my exécuteurs to be Margret my wif. Thomas Munyng and Robert Rice they to bringe my body honestly to the erthe I ordeyn Thomas Lyude of Bylston to be suparvisor and I give hym for his labour xl Probatuin xxix Novetnbris 1521. Et comissa fuit admïstracïo Margarete Relíete et Thome Munyng executoribus PCC 18 Maynwaryng

The Visitation of Suffolk 1561: The following account of the family of de Moonines is extracted from a MS by Peter Le Neve (Liber Drurt Mus Brit). Anthony de Moonines the first son of Gilbert de Moonines (issue d'une maison auncient de Poictïers en Fraunce) was taken prysoner with his brother Olyver at ye battell of Agincote and was with many others brought into England when swearinge to serve ye kinge in all his ffrench warres he was ransomed and set at libertie. In the 7th year of K Hen ye 6th AD 1428, he served at ye seige of Orleans under William de la Poole then Lieutenant of that seige. After he was taken prysoner with ye said William de la Poole Erle of Suffolk at Jargeaux. At length growinge old havinge followed the Erle in all the King's warres in ffrance, he left his sonne Henry whom he had trained up in his place and soe dyed not long after about An D 1443, his marriage was not knowne but he left one sonne Henry de Moonines who followed ye Erle in his service in ffrance and when ye Erle was now made Marxquess of Suffolk, he often employed him in sundry businesses in ffrance, not long after the Marquess was made Duke of Suffolk &c &c. This Henry left ye ffrenche warres withdrawing himself into the country to lead a retired lyfe, he came into Suffolke where ye Duke had sundry possessions amongst the which he had been often employed when contentinge himselfe to live in a mean condition he gave himselfe muche to devotion for ye wh he visited often the Shrine of St Edmund at Burye not far from which towne he remayned. He married Elizabeth the daugihter of Thomas Charles of Kettleboroughe and soe died about AD 1478. The armes of Thom Charles were Ermine on a chief Gules 3 maseles of the first. He left issue two sonnes and one daughter Jean de Monnines, the first sonne, followed De la Poole Duke of Suffolk ye son of ye said William to which John for that he and Henry and Anthony his ancestors had done faythfufl service to ye families of ye De la Pooles, the said John De la Poole Duke of Suffolk did lett unto this John Mounynes the Manors of Nedginge Hall with some other things in Suffolk. He married Margaret 3d daughter of Henry Woodwoorde Barrye of 6 Or and Sable a canton Gules. To this John de Monnines the Ahbot of Burye made the first lease of Seamer Hall, in Suffolk. John de Monnines left one son and two daughters one of whom was the first wife of Sir C Heigham.
Vol. 2: In a note to this pedigree is given all that now remains of the inscription on the brass in Stokesbie church to Edmund Clere who died in 1487 and Elizabeth his wife, daughter and heir of Thomas Charles. This was a very fine brass and nearly perfect when Cotman made his drawings it is engraved in his work, The arms of Charles as they then appeared were Ermine on a chief Gules four lozenges of the field. The Charles family were of Kettleborough in Suffolk, which manor they attained by grant from the Crown about the year 1261. The marriage of one of this family with Henry de Mounines has been noticed in the short account before given of the Mounines family (See notes to Pedigree of Heigham of Barrow).

Evidence of the Winthropes of Groton: Henry de Moonnines dwelling as a farmer at Nedgying, well trayned up in his youth & of comely stature, & com'endable partes, by reason y all y Delapooles landes were given to Charles Brandon, Viscount Lysle, became knowne to Charle Brandon & was enterteyned into his servicewhoe beinge once made Duke of Suff for y skyll wh y said Henri had in songe & musicke, he made y said Henry Superintendante of his Cliappell, & for yt ye said Henry was skylfull in ye frenche tongue with good experience and discretion, for Imployment the Duke Imployed y said Henry in sondry messuages into fraunce attentdienge upon y Duke when he fetched hoame into Englande Mary y ffranche Queene in y 7 yeare of Kinge Henry y 8th An Dni 1515. Alter yt for his fidelitye & longe service he made unto Thomas the son of y said Henry A lease of ye Mannor of Nedgynge hall for y tearme of 80 yeares wth ye said Henry held by coppye of Corle Rowle about Ana 29 of Henry y 8th An Dni 1537. He mar Alyce y dau of Руe of Lavenhtam in com Suff aryt a fesse Blew 3: escalloppesd d'or. He dyed & was buryed at Nedgeinge prd in com Suff p d r

Lists & Indexes, Issue 17, Public Records Office: File CIX #6 - Edward Charles to settle the manor of Kettleburgh, and the advowsons of the churches of Kettleburgh and Easton on himself and Alice his wife for their lives with remainder to Robert his son and the heirs of his body, remainder successively to Edward, Edmund and John also his sons and the heirs of their bodies remainder to Joan his daughter and her heirs retaining the manors of Dodnash (Suffolk), Sislond (Norfolk,) Brigenhale and Clif (York) and Greenham (Lincoln). File CCXLVL #11 - Nicholas de Eston and Godfrey his son to retain a messuage and land in Butley and Chillesford Cheselford acquired from Edward Charles. File LXXXIV #20 - Edward Charles to settle the manors of Billingford and Kettleborough on himself and Alice his wife for life with successive remainders in tail to William Charles, Robert Charles, Edmund Charles, and Edward son of Edward Charles and ultimate remainder to the heirs of the grantor who retains the manor of Sizeland Norfolk.

Inquisitions and Assessments Relating to Feudal Aids, with Other Analogous: De Thoma de Kettlebergh tenente in Kettlebergh di fm de castro de Framelyngham quod idem Thomas nuper tenuit de comité Marescallo хх.s. /P/De Augustino Valeys sie haben te custodiam Roberti filii et heredis Edwardi Charles racione minoris etat is sue tenente duas partes manerii de Kettlebergh ex concessione domini regis usque ad legitimam etatem dicti heredis quod manerium integrum Johanna Charles tenuit de rege i.c. ij. marc.

Lincolnshire Pedigrees Vol 52: Robert de Rye Lord of Brignall co York of Gosberkirk co Lincoln and had lands in Eveden and Kirkby Laythorpe co Lincoln temp. Henry II, 3rd in descent from Hubert de Rye a Norman. Son John de Rye, 4th son of Robert de Rye, died before 1208. Daughter Margaret given in marriage by King John with the manors of Cliff and Brignall, co York, had also lands at Grayingham, co Lincoln married Charles de la Warderobe son of William de Kettlebergh Suffolk Keeper of the Wardrobe died before 1241. Son Sir William Charles Knt Lord of Kettlebergh and of Brignall and Cliff upon Tees did homage to Sir John Rye for lands at Grayingham married Johanna dau of Gilbert son of Robert de Melton co Northampton died 1305.

CHARLES - This very ancient Family was seated at Kettlebergh in Loes Hundred by Marriage with Kettlebergh about 35 Ed 3. There were several Knts of this Family, and it contiinu'd till 6 Edw 4, and then faild.

KETTLEBOROUGH - KETELBIRIA or KETELBURGH: The Prior and Convent of Ely were seized of this manor before the conquest with the advowson of the church; but Alan, Earl of Bretaigne and Richmond, deprived them of both which descended to his brothers and their posterity until King Henry III obtained the possession which he granted by letters patent dated May 1, 1241, to Peter de Savoy and his heirs then created Earl of Richmond. He was uncle to Queen Eleanor, and in 1257, settled on Ingeram de Feynes, and Isabel his wife, nine score pounds per annum, in this parish Nettlestead &c, and the following year they reconveyed them to the said Peter with 250 marks land &c. In 1261, Henry III says that his beloved uncle Master Peter de Savoy surrendered into his hands to the use of Prince Edward, his eldest son, the manors of Kettleburgh, Wisset, Nettlestead, and Wyke by Ipswich with the fees of £4 13s 4d rent in Ipswich; and the King confirmed them to the Prince and his heirs and so to the Kings of England in succession for ever; but the Prince with his father's consent made divers grants of the same. Soon after this resignation, Sir William Charles, Knt, obtained a grant of both the manor and advowson with a market and fair here to him and his heirs to be held of the King in capilc, by the service of the twentieth part of a knight's fee in which family it continued for many generations and then passed to the Willoughbys lords of Eresby and afterwards to John Mowbray, Duke of Norfolk, and from that period it passed as Framlingham manor until Theophilus Howard, Earl of Suffolk, sold it to Sir Robert Naunton, of Letheringham, from which time that family were lords of the manor and patrons of the church. The Charles family derive their descent from William de Jernemuth (or Yarmouth). Sir William Charles, Knt, having obtained this estate resided here and erected a large house as appears from  he scite of the foundation at the north west end of the church It was surrounded with a moat and called Kettleburgli Hall He was also patron of the church of Easton and by Joan liis wife had issue Edward Charles Esq Joan widow of the ahove Sir William Charles married Sir John Tuddenham Knt who held tliis mauor in her right and the ad vowson of tliis church and Easton in 1280 she survived Mm also and died in 1305 Sir Edward Charles Knt succeeded who was 36 years of age at liis mother's decease To tliis Sir Edward Charles and Alice his wife Henry de Hales and Trista de Kettleburgh surrendered by fine the manor of Milton in Northamptonsliire remainder to William their son They had issue William Robert Edmund and Edward and in 1309 he settled tliis estate to the use of himself and Alice his wife during their lives and the reversion to his son William and his heirs in default thereof to his son Robert and his heirs and in default thereof to the heirs of his other sons successively Sir Edward Charles his elder brothers dying without issue succeeded according to the entail about 1329 and by Dyoiiyse his wife he had issue Robert Edmund and Edward Their father died in 1344 Dyonyse his widow re married to Sir William de Tye of Easton Knt and deceased in 1370 Sir Edward Charles the younger brother the two others dying without issue died Sept 3 1375 seized of tliis manor and left issue one son Robert He succeeded and died seized of the manor and advowson of tliis church and Easton in 1401 and devised the same to Anne his wife she paying iV JO per annum to Thomas his eldest sou and to have the education of her other son Edward He was buried in the chapel of Kettlehurgh church by tlie tomb of his father Sir Thomas Charles succeeded he married Alice the daughter of Ralph Ramsey of Kenton Esq by whom he had issue an only son Thomas He died in 1419 and Alice his wife survived who by virtue of a settlement made by her husband was lady of the manor of this parish and patroness of the church and that of Eastoii she granted that parcel of land whereon Kettleburgh Hull now so called stood in trust to Simon Brook of Easton Gent and his heirs which afterwards came to Robert de Tye of Easton by his marriage with Alice her daughter and their son George de Tye sold it to William Stebbing of this parish Gent This lady Alice Charles lived and died in Kettleburgh about the latter part of the reign of King Henry VI In the above settlement no mention is made of their son Thomas only that he was fifteen years of age at liis father's decease It appears however that this Thomas and Elizabeth his wife about the 20th of King Henry VI conveyed much of their estate to John Mowbray Duke of Norfolk but held here in the Gth of King Edward IV.


?????? Charles family descended from William de Jernemuth (or Yarmouth)

William de Kettlebergh, Suffolk

Spouse: ___

Children: Charles


Charles de la Wardrobe died before 1241

Spouse: Margaret RYE given in marriage by King John with the manors of Cliff and Brignall, co York, had also lands at Grayingham

Children: William


Sir William CHARLES, knight, Lord of Kettlebergh, Brignall, Cliff-upon-Tees

Spouse: Joanna de MELTON died 1305, she married (2) Sir John Tuddenham OR Joan de Valle Viridi lady in waiting to the prince's wife

Children: Edward an adminal in 1303


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