Notes for William LONGESPEE

Source: Weis, Magna Charta Sureties, 1215, 4th ed., pgs vii-viii
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Notes for Labhradh LONGSEACH

Laon left Ireland after his father and grandfather had been killed by h is
uncle, Colethach Caol-bhreagh, and traveled to Gaul (France), his grand
mother's country, with a party of nine. The king of the Celtic Gauls ma de
Maon the leader of his household guards, and he became very successfu l. Maon
became so successful that his fame spread to Ireland; and conseque ntly many
Irishmen followed him to Gaul (they saw him as the heir to Irela nd). He
remained in Gaul a long time.

Cobhthach Caol mBreagh held the kingship of Ireland for 30 years. He was g
iven his name for a severe disease afflicting him through envying his brot her
Laoghaire Lorc. The disease caused his blood and flesh to melt awa y, so that
he was thin. Magh Breagh was the name of the place in whi ch he lay sick, and
hence he was called Caol mBreagh.

Moiriath, daughter of the king of West Meath, conceived a violent passi on for
Maon on account of the greatness of his name and fame. She sent Cra iftine the
harper to him with many love presents and a love lay in which s he set forth
the intensity of her passion for him. When Craiftine arriv ed in Gaul, he sang
the lay for Maon. Maon was so delighted with the so ng that he asked the king
of Gaul for an auxiliary force so that he mig ht go and regain Ireland. The
king gave him a fleet-full, 2,200 men, whi ch sailed to Loch Garman. (They
landed at the Boyne and marched with Munst ermen to Dinn Rig, some say he
landed in Wexford harbor and did not have t he help of the Munstermen).

On the eve of the greater Christmas, Maon marched to Dionn Riogh (Dinn Rig ),
where Cobhthach Caol mBreagh and many of his nobles were, and attack ed the
fortress, killing all his enemies. It was then that a druid who w as in the
fortress inquired who had executed the slaughter. "The marine r" (An
loingseach), replied the man outside. "Does the mariner speak?" ask ed the
druid. "He speaks" (Labhraidh), said the other. And hence the na me Labhraidh
Loingseach clung to Maon ever since. And it was he who fir st made in Ireland
spears with broad greenish blue heads; for laighne mea ns spears having wide
green-blue iron heads; and from these spears the na me Laighin is given to the
people of Leinster.

          Two hundred and twenty hundred foreigners,
          With broad spears they came over;
          From these spears without flaw
          The Leinstermen are called Laighin.

All true Leinstermen that survive of the race of Heremon are descended fr om
this Labhradh Loingseach, except O Nuallain who sprang from Cobhthach C aol
mBreagh. Labhradh wore the crown of Ireland for 18 years before he w as slain.
There is a tale told about Labhradh in which it is said he had e ars like a
donkey. In the manuscripts, perhaps taken from Greek myth whi ch it closely

This occured around 450-500 BCE
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Notes for Edward I Plantagenet or LONGSHANKS

Granted by Edward I, November 5, 1297
In 1297, Edward I needed money. Pope Boniface VIII had just issued "Cleric os
Laicos," forbidding clergy from paying taxes to a secular ruler, and Ed ward's
English vassals refused to provide assistance in his campaigns in F landers.
To acquire money, Edward laid an impost on English wool, and al so forced the
nobility to grant an aid. The barons armed themselves again st Edward, forcing
him to confirm the various charters of his predecessors .


EDWARD, by the grace of God, King of England, Lord of Ireland, and Du ke of
Aquitaine, to all those that these present letters shall hear or se e,
greeting. Know ye that we, to the honour of God and of Holy Church, a nd to
the profit of our realm, have granted for us and our heirs, that t he Charter
of liberties, and the Charter of the Forest [a], which were ma de by common
assent of all the realm, in the time of King HENRY our fathe r, shall be kept
in every point without breach.

And we will that the same charters shall be sent under our seal, as we ll to
our justices of the forest, as to others, and to all sheriffs of shi res, and
to all our other officers, and to all our cities throughout the r ealm,
together with our writs, in the which it shall be contained, that th ey cause
the foresaid charters to be published, and to declare to the peop le that we
have confirmed them in all points; and that our justices, sheri ffs, mayors,
and other ministers, which under us have the laws of our la nd to guide, shall
allow the said charters pleaded before them in judgeme nt in all their points,
that is to wit, the Great Charter as the common l aw [b] and the Charter of
the Forest, for the wealth of our realm.

2. AND we will, That if any judgement be given from henceforth contra ry to
the points of the charters aforesaid by the justices, or by any oth er our
ministers that hold plea before them against the points of the char ters, it
shall be undone, and holden for nought.

3. AND we will, That the same charters shall be sent, under our seal, to c
athedral churches thoughout our realm, there to remain, and shall be re ad
before the people two times by the year.

4. AND that all archbishops and bishops shall pronounce the sentence of ex
communication against all those that by word, deed, or counsel do contra ry to
the foresaid charters, or that in any point break or undo them. A nd that the
said curses be twice a year denounced and published by the pre lates
aforesaid. And if the said prelates, or any of them, be remiss in t he
denunciation of the said sentences, the archbishops of Canterbury and Y ork
for the time being shall compel and distrein them to the executi on of their
duties in form aforesaid.

5. AND for so much as divers people of our realm are in fear that the ai ds
tasks [c] which they have given to us before time towards our wars and oth er
business, of their own grant and good will (howsoever they were made) m ight
turn to a bondage to them and their heirs, because they might be at a nother
time found in the rolls, and likewise for the prises taken througho ut the
realm by our ministers: We have granted for us and our heirs, th at we shall
not draw such aids, tasks, nor prises into a custom, for any t hing that hath
been done heretofore, be it by roll or any other precede nt that may be

6. Moreover we have granted for us and our heirs, as well to archbishop s,
bishops, abbots, priors, and other folk of holy church, as also to earl s,
barons, and to all the communalty of the land, that for no business fr om
henceforth we shall take such manner of aids, tasks, nor prises, b ut by the
common assent of the realm, and for the common profit thereof, s aving the
ancient aids, and prises due and accustomed.

7. AND for so much as the more part of the communalty of the realm find th
emselves sore grieved with the maletent of wools, that is to wit, a to ll of
forty shillings for every sack of wool, and have made petiti on to us to
release the same; We at their requests have yearly released i t, and have for
granted us and our heirs, that we shall not take such thin gs without their
common assent and good will, saving to us and our heirs t he custom of wools,
skins, and leather, granted before by the communalty a foresaid. In witness of
which things we have caused these our lette rs to be made patents. Witness
EDWARD our son at London the tenth day of O ctober, the five and twentieth
year of our reign.

[a] The Charter of the Forest was issued in 1217, early in the reign of He nry
III, as a supplement to Magna Carta. It was confirmed by him in 122 5. Some of
the provisions omitted in the reissues of Magna Carta which rel ate to forest
matters appeared in the Charter of the Forest.

[b] This reaffirms that the Magna Carta may be pleaded as the Common Law b
efore a court.

[c] "Aids," "tasks," and "prises" were forms of taxation.

Sources: The Medieval Source Book

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NOTES: Reign: 1272-1307; Of the Plantagenets, House of Anjou. In 1270 Edwa rd
left England to join the Seventh Crusade. The first years of Edward's r eign
were a period of the consolidation of his power. He suppressed corrup tion in
the administration of justice, restricted the jurisdiction of t he
ecclesiastical courts to church affairs, and eliminated the papacy's ov
erlordship over England. In 1290 Edward expelled all Jews from Englan d. In
1296, after invading and conquering Scotland, he declared himself ki ng of
that realm. The conquest of Scotland became the ruling passion of h is life.
He was, however, compelled by the nobles, clergy and commons to d esist in his
attempts to raise by arbitrary taxes the funds he needed f or campaigns. In
1307 Edward set out for the third time (at age 68) to sub due the Scots, but
he died en route near Carlisle on 7 Jul 1307.
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Notes for Elizabeth LOOMIS

Source: Effie Belle Randall of Bath, Ohio: Her Ancestors and Descendant s; by
Theodore N. Woods; pg. 87; Phoenix, Arizona; 1991
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Notes for Joseph LOOMIS

Joseph Loomis, the immigrant, was born in England, probably before 159 0. He
was a son of John and Agnes Loomis. John Loomis died in 1619 and h is Will was
exhibited in the Court of the Commissary of the Bishop of Lond on for the
Counties of Essex and Hertford. His wife survived him and was l eft to "enioye
all the sd. moveables whatsoever During her natural life ." Her death is not
Joseph Loomis was a woolen-draper at Braintree, County Essex. The Lay Subs idy
records in the Record Office in London show that he was taxed 6s. on 3 -8-0
worth of goods in 1629. For the time, it was a respectable sum.

He sailed from London in the "Susan and Ellen" on April 11, 1638 and arriv ed
in New England on July 17, 1638. This is known from a deposition of Jos eph
Hills dated July 30, 1639, which also details his baggage "p ut up in 3 butts,
2 hogsheads, one haife hog shed, one barrel, I tubb a nd 3 firkins,
transported from Maiden (the port nearest Braintree) in t he County of Essex
to London in an Ipswich Hye, . . .."
Joseph Loomis married Mary White at Shalford, County Essex, on June 30, 16 14.
Her parents were Robert and Bridget (Allgar) White. Though neither ca me to
America, genealogists believe that their descendants comprise the la rgest
family in America, including over half of the present population.
On their arrival in America, Joseph and his family may have settled fir st at
Dorchester. In 1639, he removed to Windsor, Connecticut. There Jose ph
received a twenty-one acre home lot on February 2, 1640. He also acquir ed
other land by grant and purchase.

Mary (White) Loomis died at Windsor on August 23, 1652 and Joseph di ed on
November 25, 1658. His inventory showed property valued at 178 pound s. He
left no Will and his heirs agreed to a division of his estate on Dec ember 2,
1658 (Windsor Original Records, II:115-6). This agreement was app roved by the
Court of Magistrates.

Joseph and Mary (White) Loomis had eight known children. The order is n ot
definitely known.

Sources: William R. Randall ; "Effie Belle Randa ll of
Bath, Ohio: Her Ancestors and Descendants"; by Theodore N. Wood s; p. 114;
Phoenix, Arizona; 1991; Descendants of the Founders of Ancie nt Windsor 1983,
Hereditary Societies of Connecticut
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Notes for Didoma B. LOONEY

Betty Jo Stockton, 8/92; Widow's pension application, 9 AUG 1890: Didama M
cvey, widow of Joseph B. Stockton Co. D, A5 Regt. MO Vol.; married 10 D EC
1871 under name Didima B. Looney at Cedar Co., MO by A.J. Looney, a min ister.
Another statement gives name as Didona B. Henderson at time of marr iage;
Children Charles E., b 18 FEB 1879 and Delila Jane b. 7 JUL 1881. Ch ildren
living in 1893. Joseph B. Stockton died 6 APR 1889; Nancy Stockto n, former
wife, died 1871, NOV?; Claimant (Didama) was divorced from Const antine
Henderson at time of marriage to Stockton. Divorce in Benton Co., A R, MAR
1881 (can't be correct. Married Stockton 1871); married Steph en B. McVey,
both of Fair Play, Cedar Co., MO 29 OCT 1892; Didama born 3 A PR 1842 near
Bolivar, Polk Co., MO; McVey statement: married Didama Loon ey NOV 1892, Cedar
Co., MO. His 1st wife was Nancy A. Hinkle (d. abt AUG 1 890, Lawrence Co., MO)
ch; William B., Emma H., Mystie E., Lillian, by 1 st marriage (statement MAR
1899) he does not know ages or births. McVey #8 18702 enlisted 31 AUG 1864;
Disch. 1 JUL 1865, Co. L, 15th Reg., MO Cav. d ied 19 JAN 1905. Didama lived
at homestead of her husband Joseph B. Stockt on, now deceased. Didama moved to
Fergus Co., MT since about 1912.
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Notes for Eliza Abigail LOONEY

1851 Old Settler roll: Tahlequah, 48 as Eliza Rattlingourd (1896 page 138)
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Notes for George W. LOONEY

Died before Statehood Cemetery on private land owned by the Looney Family
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Notes for Newton Warren LOONEY

Per Brenda S. Franklin: Listed on the 1920 and 1930 Census in Dustin, Dust in
township, Hughes County, Oklahoma.[family ties 1B.FTW]

Per Brenda S. Franklin: Listed on the 1920 and 1930 Census in Dustin, Dust in
township, Hughes County, Oklahoma.
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Notes for Laeghaire LORC

He reigned 2 years. His mother was a Galic French princess, named Ceasa ir
Cruthach, a daughter of the king of  French Gauls. This king was distin
guished by the name of Laoghaire Lorc because he seized upon the murder er of
his father, Badhbhchadh, and slew him, for the word "Lorch" means mu rder or
slaughter; but he was slain himself by his brother, Cobhthach Caol mbreag,
afterwards at Dinn Righ, near the river Barrow, anciently named Be arbha.

The king, Laoghaire, was very kind and indulgent to his brother, and settl ed
a princely income upon him, but his bounty and affection met with ve ry
ungrateful returns from the wicked Cobhthach, who, coveting his brother 's
crown and kingdom, resolved to murder him. The brother of this ki ng of
Ireland, Cobhthach Caol mBreagh, was full of envy that Laoghaire h ad the high
Kingship and not him. Cobhthach was so envious he became ill.

When Laoghaire heard that he was sick, he came with an armed force to vis it
him. When Cobhthach saw him, he said it was sad that his brother alwa ys had a
suspicion of him and would not come into his presence witho ut an escort. "Not
so," said Laoghaire, "I will come peacefully into thy p resence the next time
unattended by an armed escort." Now Cobhthach took t he advice of a druid who
was with him as to how he could lay hold on his k insman to kill him. "What
you must do," said the druid, "is to feign deat h, and go into a bier as a
corpse, and to send word of this to Laoghair e; and he will come to thee with
only a small escort; and when he will co me into thy presence, he will lie on
thy body lamenting thee, and do th ou stab him in the chest with a dirk, and
thus kill him."

When Cobhthach had in this manner finished the killing of Laoghaire, he al so
killed the son of Laoghaire (Oilill Aine). Cobhthach commanded the s on of
Oilill Aine, Maon, to eat a portion of his father's and grandfather 's hearts,
and to swallow a mouse with her young. But the child lost his s peech from the
disgust he felt, and at this Cobhthach let him go (Maon w as no longer a
threat to the kingship because he was blemished by la ck of speech).

His reign began in 593 BCE
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