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re: Quartermans at Chalgrove

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<P><BR>I've often wondered many of the same things, but know no more than you do.</P>
<P>It seems odd that the manor-owning family&nbsp;were knights throughout the middle ages,&nbsp;became yeomen in Tudor times, were gentry again during the seventeenth century, and then seemed to vanish during the next. Did they emigrate, expire, or just fade into obscurity? And for how long did the Younger Branch remain one large family in the same location? Did they branch off almost immediately, or did they stick together thoughout the middle ages and beyond?</P>
<P>Regarding to the land that was excavated, I was wondering: is there any fragment of a manor house remaining, or was it completely demolished (if there was anything left to begin with, that is)? If there is a house extant, I think I may have discovered it. Whilst browsing the internet recently, I happened upon some pictures of the "Chalgrove manor":</P>
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<P>It was featured in a Building Conservation Diploma exam. I recall reading elsewhere, however, that there were <EM>two</EM> manor houses in the vicinity of Chalgrove, one of which belonged to a family by the name of "de Plessis" (or something like that). So, this one might not have belonged to the Qua(r)terma(i/y)n(e)s.</P>
<P>Concerning the Foliots, there was a man called Robert Foliot, who lived during the twelfth century, whom a historian --&nbsp;Tony Molyneux-Smith, quite recently&nbsp;--&nbsp;claimed to be the real figure behind the Robin Hood legends!</P>
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<P>Perhaps this Foliot was&nbsp;a close relative (brother, cousin, uncle, nephew?) of the Richard Foliot whose daughter married Herbert Quatremains, and/or of the Gilbert Foliot, Bishop of London, who, as a supporter of Henry II, was excommunicated by Thomas Becket shortly prior to the archbishop's demise.</P></DIV></div><br clear=all><hr>MSN 8 with <a href="http://g.msn.com/8HMSEN/2019">e-mail virus protection service: </a> 2 months FREE*</html>
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