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  • ID: I20475
  • Name: Roger Kerdeston
  • Suffix: 1st Baron Kerdeston
  • Sex: M
  • Death: 1337
  • MEM: Reepham, Norfolk: Effigy
  • Note: 1

    In the 1st year of King John's Reign, Roger de Kerdeston paid a fine to the crown of 30 marks to have a confirmation of those lands which formerly belonged to Herbert de Rie. William de Kerdeston, who was Sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk, in the 25th and 26th Edward I. He married Margaret daughter of Gilbert de Gant, Baron of Folkingham, in Lincolnshire, and was survived by his son Roger de Kerdeston, who in right of his mother, was one of the co-heirs of his Uncle Gilbert de Gant, Lord Gant who d.s.p. in 1297; and doing homage had livery of the lands which so descended to him. In the 34th Edward I, This Roger received the honor of Knighthood, with Prince Edward, by bathing, and, having his livery of robes, and all accoutrements relating to that solemnity out of the King's wardrobe. In the 5th Edward III, he was made sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk and governor of the Castle at Norwich. In 1332 he was summoned to parliament as a Baron, and from that period to 21 June 1337. His Lordship died in the latter year, and was survived by his son William de Kerdiston 2nd Baron.
    St. Mary's church near Reepham (decorated 1245-1360) is noted for the curious tomb of Sir Roger de Kerdiston died 1337, whose armored effigy lies on a bed composed. For some mysterious reason of pebbles. Some authorities suggest that, as an owner of seaside property, he is "Grasping the foreshore." Others deduce that he was shipwrecked. In the arcaded sides of Sir Roger's tomb are standing figures of mourning children and relatives. Also in the chancel is a brass of William de Kerdeston and his wife 1391.
    (Norfolk and Isle of Ely, by Harland)
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  • Change Date: 6 MAR 2006

    Father: William Kerdeston
    Mother: Margaret de Gaunt

    Marriage 1 Maud
    • Married:
    1. Has Children William Kerdeston b: BEF 1307

    1. Title: Burke's Dormant & Extinct Peerages
      Author: Burke, John & Burke, Sir Bernard
      Publication: Harrison, London, 1844, 1883, reprinted 1969
      Text: Genealogical History of the Dormant, Abeyant, Forfeited and Extinct Peerages of the British Empire
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