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From: "Chris Phillips" <>
Subject: Re: Heron--Walter Tailboys
Date: Thu, 23 Jan 2003 13:02:27 -0000
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Betty Owen wrote:
> I saw a notation of something on that site mg.org/heron corrections
> here is what it says,
> He [Sir Roger Heron (d. by 1400)] occurs as a knight in 1364. In 1390 Sir
> Walter Tailboys claimed the manor of Croydon afsd. against him. Nothing is
> known of his career. He m. Margaret. He was dead in 1400, as appears by
> inquisition on his son.
> Walter Tailboys--- does anyone know anything about him or have some
> genealogy on him?
This is what the Victoria County History of Cambridgeshire, vol. 8, pp. 31,
32 (Tailboys manor, Croydon cum Clopton) says:
"William Tailboys, of a prominent Northumberland family, had acquired it by
1315. He was still lord in 1347, but, before his death in 1364, and probably
by 1354, it had passed to another Northumberland man, Sir William Heron of
Ford ... From 1389 to 1395 William Tailboys's grandson and heir Walter (d.
1411) sued Sir Roger [son of Sir William Heron] and his wife Margaret to
regain the manor. Walter possibly recovered some rights, for his son
Walter (d. 1444) was named as lord of Croydon in 1428 ..." [and the account
continued with that Walter's son, but I haven't copied it any further]
 P.R.O., CP 40/507, rot. 562d; CP 40/537, rot. 342d.
Further references are given for the descent before it came to the Herons,
and for 1428 onwards, but I haven't noted those.