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Sunday, May 23, 2010

Lord William Stighull Esq. & Elizabeth Malston

623834. Lord William Stighull Esq. & 623835. Elizabeth Malston

1/24/1327, Edward III succeeded Edward II as King of England.

~1335, William Style born in England.

~1335, Elizabeth born in England, eldest of 3 co-heirs, d/o 1247670. Robert Malston & 1247671. Muriel Thorber.

6/1349, The Plague reached Dorset, and had spread across England by the end of 1349.

9/18/1361, at Southampton, Debtor: Richard de Fern Hill, lord of Fern Hill. Creditor: William Stighull. Amount £20. (S) UKNA.

3/24/1362, William Stighull of Stighull, co. Devon, arms from his seal to a deed: ‘Az. A fess engr. ar’. (S) General Armory of England, ... Burke, V3, P973.

6/12/1364, William Stighull and William Cary to Guy de Briene. Recognisance for £40, to be levied etc. in Devon. [Cancelled on payment.] (S) CCRs.

6/12/1364, Warin de Lisle to Guy de Briene, William Styghull and Walter de Clopton. Recognisance for £600, to be levied etc. in Berkshire. Cancelled on payment, acknowledged by the said Guy. (S) CCRs.

1/8/1365, at London. [Guy] de Bryan, knight, William Styghull and Walter de Clopton; and Sir Warin [de Lisle]. Guy, William and Walter have received from Warin ... [£50] in payment of a recognisance. (S) UKNA.

4/20/1365, John Baudrip demised Wecchforde, Somerset, to William Style and his heirs and assigns. (S) IPM of John Combe, knight, 1/7/1371.

4/15/1368, William lost possession of Wecchforde, Somerset, to Margaret, widow of John de Combe. (S) IPM of John Combe, knight, 1/7/1371.

Elizabeth died.


William married 2nd Constance, widow of Thomas atte Broke.

5/16/1369, To Roger de Wolfreton escheator in Essex. Order to assign and deliver to William Stighull and Constance his wife, late the wife of Thomas atte Broke tenant in chief, her dower of the lands of the said Thomas which are in the king's hand by his death and by reason of the nonage of his heir. (S) CCRs.

5/20/1375, William Stighull, outlawed in the county of Somerset at the suit of Hugh Craan touching a plea of debt of 40 marks. (S) CPRs.

6/21/1377, Richard II succeeded Edward III as King of England.

11/5/1379, Commitment during pleasure to William Style of the office of the escheatry in the countyies of Somerset and Dorset, so that he answer at the Exchequer for the issues. (S) CFRs.

6/24/1380, To William Style escheator in Somerset and Dorset. … (S) CFRs. [Multiple records in 1380.]

4/10/1381, To William Style escheator in Somerset. Order … (S) CFRs. [Multiple records in 1381.]

12/8/1381, Commitment … by mainprise of James de Chuddelegh of the county of Devon and William Style of the county of Somerset, … (S) CFRs.

Bef. 4/30/1382, William Style of Malston, Esq., died. (S) CFRs.

(S) A View of Devonshire, Westcoat, 1845. (S) Visitation of Surrey, Benoit, V43, 1899, P73.

Family notes:

·         West of Kaerwent is Strighul-castle at the bottom of the hills; now called Strugle, but the Normans called Estrig-hill, built by William Fitz-Osbern Earl of Hereford; and afterwards the seat of the Clares, Earls of Pembroke, whence they have been also commonly call'd Earls of Strighull.

Child of William and Elizabeth:

i. Margaret Strighull (311917), born ~1365 in England.

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