The children of Lora de Moraunt of Ightham Mote, Kent
Lora de Moraunt was the daughter of Thomas de Moraunt of Moraunt’s Court in Chevening, Kent, England. She married twice and had at least seven children. She may have been born as late as 1350 and apparently died by 1400 as her grandson William Haute inherited the cumulative family estates after his parents died.
Lora’s first husband was Sir Thomas de Couen (or de Coven, de Cowen, Cawne). He was the earliest known owner of Igtham Mote (pronounced “item moat”) in Kent. They had three children:
Robert born about 1368. His step-father stood for him to have him released from the Tower of London, where he was imprisoned after being accused of attempting to murder his wife by throwing her into a well. He was pardoned by the King but died before 1400.
Thomas born about 1371. He died after 1374 but while still young.
Alice born about 1374. She married (1st) Richard Charlys and (2nd) Sir Nicholas Haute (d. 1415), with whom she had children. She died March 11, 1400.
Lora’s second husband was their friend and neighbor James Peckham (d. 1400) of Yaldham. She was his second wife. They married before December 1376 and had at least four surviving children of their own:
Reginald who married Alice (Uvedale) Wykham. He died about 1407.
Elizabeth who married Richard Sewer before 1400.
Alice, a nun, who was Prioress of Hingham by 1420.
Lora was the granddaughter of William de Moraunt and Jane Apulderfield. He was a Member of Parliament for Kent in 1334 and heir to Morant’s Court, or Madamscourt. He was also granted Warehorne.
The full references for this line and more on the descendents who followed will be in My Lineage from the Roots Up, vol. 2. Coming soon from Aliconia Publishing.