Source: Virginia Mylius
SAER, son of Emeric, was his heir. He was 10 1/2 years old in May 1251,one of those rare instances when we can determine a fairly clear date ofbirth. Germain the King's tailor was granted his guardianship.
1252, Close Rolls, Vol 7, 96: "King grants to Germain the tailor, his servant, guardianship of land and heir of Emery Bataille until said heirs come of age, together with their marriage.
Escheator of Essex to grant full seizen of above to Germain. Escheatorordered to obtain sufficient security from executor of Emery's Will, inrespect of debts due to the king, if any, before they are granted freeadministration of his goods.
1253: "Germain the tailor to whom the king granted guardianship of theheir of Emery Bataille reports that Sheriff of Essex demands payment of–16 in respect of debts of Saer Bataille, grandfather of heir. Germain'sattorneys have promised to pay debts in full to Treasurey by Michaelmas,so all distraint to be relaxed in meantime. Dated 18 August" [LucyBattelle states that the Saer Bataille "grandfather" was not actually thegrandfather, but Saher of the Windsor family. But this is verybothersome!]
1254 : Germain the tailor pardoned attendance at various courts whichwould normally be incumbent upon him, as guardian of land and heir ofEmery Bataille.
1258: Germain the tailor has made payment at various times to the kingin return for grant and guardianship of land and heir of Emery Bataylle,so account is settled.
BATTLES HALL at Bradwell-on-Sea still stands.
1273: Saer's name appears in the Hundred Roll, Essex.
cal 1278: 6 Edward I: Bradwell (Essex): appointment of John deCobham and Elias de Beckingham to take the assise of novel disseisinarraigned by John de la Dune against SAER BATAILLE and others, touching atenement in. [Calendar of Patent Rolls, m 25d (21)]
Saer died in 1291.
Records created, acquired, and inherited by Chancery, and also of theWardrobe, Royal Household, Exchequer and various commissions
Division within C Records of the Chancery as central secretariat
C 133 Chancery: Inquisitions Post Mortem, Series I, Edward I
C 133/62 Detailed descriptions at item level. Items are dated bythe date of the writ, but some inquests were held in succeeding regnalyears. This is reflected in the range of covering dates given to thefile.
Scope and content: SAER BATAILLE alias Batayle: Essex
Covering dates 20 Edw I [CAL 1292]
Availability Open Document, Open Description, Normal Closure before FOIAct: 30 years
Held by The National Archives, Kew
He held in the parish of Bradwell-on-Sea, Essex, of the king in capite,as of the honour of Haughley, 20 acres of pastures in the marsh, rent ofu lb wax and 1 lb cummin yearly, 18s 103 rent of assize, and a view offrank pledge by the same service as his father, and "a fishery in the seasands held as last, by the defence of a knight's fee, and doing suitmonthly at the Court of the honour of Haughley (Hawle) and paying 10syearly for the guard of the castle of Dover, of which 10s Henry Grapinelpays for him and his heirs for tenements in Latchingdon, which were ofthe said Saer and his ancestors," and "a mill held jointly by the saidSaer and JOAN his wife of Richard de Gard, by service of a clove ofgillyflower yearly."
In Purleigh (Purle) the manor, viz: "a messuage held jointly by Saer andJoan his wife, of Edmund son of Thomas de Purle, by service of a clove ofgillyflower yearly; and 10 acres of arable land held by the said Saer ofLady Joan de Huntingfield, by service of o knight's fee and suit everythree weeks at the Hundred of Daneseye (Dengie)?.and so th is manor ofPurleigh was worth 33s 10d.
Edmund his son was aged 13, his next heir.
Edmund DE BATTAILE b: ABT 1277