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Sunday, May 23, 2010

Lord Thomas de Belhouse & Elizabeth de Norton

625058. Lord Thomas de Belhouse & 625059. Elizabeth de Norton

1338, Thomas Belhows born in Essex, England, s/o §§John de Belhouse, s/o §§Sir John de Belhous & §§Isolda ?.

~1340, Elizabeth born in Aveley, Essex, England, heiress & d/o 1250118. Richard Norton & 1250119. Margaret ? (S) The Ancestor, Iss5, 1903, P2.

5/27/1344, Quitclaim from John Maniware, …, of Aveley, to Margaret widow of Richard de Nortone of Aveley and Elizabeth her daughter of all the tenements in Aveley … (S) SEAX, D/DL T1/49

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

5/20/1361, Order to the sheriff of Essex to cause a verderer of the forest of Waltham to be elected instead of Thomas Belhous, who has no lands within the bounds of the forest. (S) CCRs.

1361-62, “Grant by Alice, … Witnesses:- Thomas Belhous, and … Essex.” (S) UKNA.

11/23/1366, Gilbert de Stanford knight and Thomas Belhous of Alvethele. Recognisance for £80, to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in Essex. (S) CCRs.

[––Thomas & Elizabeth––]

Bef. 1367, Thomas of Belhouse in Aveley married to Elizabeth, and they were given Belhus Manor. [Demolished in 1957, the manor in the early period went by “Manywares”, “Norton’s Belhous”, and “Coppins Crowch cum Belhous”. A manor roll temp. Mary refers to the court for ‘Belhouse Barretts’ being held ‘apud Coppyns Crouch’.]

Bef. 1368, Thomas’ father died.

1368-69, Thomas, son and heir of John de Belhous: Essex (proof of age). (S) UKNA.

1368-69, Thomas, son and heir of John, son of John de Belhous: Essex (inquisition as to whether Thomas is married or not). (S) UKNA.

5/8/1369, To the sheriff of Essex. Order [cancelled] to cause Richard Hermar of London to appear … and compel the said Richard to find security that he will not cause nor procure hurt nor harm to the person of Thomas Belhous of Alvethele. (S) CCRs.

1373, Thomas Belhous, … and Margaret late the wife of Richard de Norton … Poncius son of Nicholas Poyns of Tokynton. co. Gloucester, … (S) Feet of Fines. [This Nicholas Poyns, the father, died in Essex.]

6/5/1376, Commission de walliis et fossatis to … Roger Mareschall, Thomas de Belhous … co. Essex. (S) CPRs.

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

1377, Release by Agnes, late wife of Stephen Cook, of Alvythele ... Witnesses:- Thomas de Belhous and others (named). Essex. (S) UKNA. [Thomas witnessed 2 consective deeds on same property.]

1384, Thomas Belhous a collector of the 10th and 15th in the county of Essex. (S) CFRs.

1/24/1389 at Westhorndoun, William son and heir of Robert Fitz William to Sir Richard Waldegrave knight, Thomas Coggeshale son of Sir John Coggeshale knight … the manor of Westhorndoun co. Essex … Witnesses: … Thomas Belhous … (S) CCRs.

5/10/1390, Indenture of lease from Thomas de Belhous of Aveley to William Waleys of Havering-atte-Bower of lands called `Baudewyns' and `Wades' in North and South Ockendon, for 12 years; rendering 18 marks at grantor's house at Aveley, and 4s. at South Ockendon Hall. (S) Essex Record Office, D/DL T1/45.

1/26/1391, Thomas Belhous of Essex “being sick and aged.” (S) CCRs.

10/29/1391 at South Wokyndoun , … Indenture of gift with warranty of the manor of South Wokyndoun co. Essex, … Witnesses: Thomas Belhous of Alvethele, .. (S) CCRs.

3/12/1395, Thomas Belhows a collector of the 10th and 15th in the county of Essex. (S) CFRs.

Bef. 1399, Thomas died.

(S) Magna Carta Ancestry: P44. (S) 1570 Visitation of Essex, 1878, P145. (S) Essex Review, Fitch, V15, 1906, P115. (S) Hist. of Essex, V8, 1983, Aveley.

Family notes:

·         1297, Fine between John de Belhus and Isolda his wife, plts., and John de Bello Campo, deft., of two part of the manor of Newenton [Newington, Kent].

·         6/24/1309, John de Belhus given protection for going in the King’s service to Scotland with Gilbert de Clare, earl of Gloucester and Hertford.

·         John de Belhus died.

·         1320, ‘Isolda de Belhouse held court at Stanway.

·         There are 2 “Thomas de Belhouse” persons in Essex (and another in Kent, a knight) at this time. Thomas, the knight, died in 1375. (S) UKNA. [From other records, e.g., Essex Record Office, D/DL T1/78, that Thomas’ father had a brother named Thomas, the heir, who is the knight of Stanway (multiple records). He was married to Alice, and left as his heir an only daughter Joane. Joane died without heirs and her heir was a cousin Isolda.]

Children of Thomas and Elizabeth:

i. John Belhouse, born ? in England.

1397, John died, his two sisters his heirs.

ii. Alicia de Belhouse (312529), born ~1375 in Essex, England.

iii. Isolda de Belhus, born ? in England.

Iseult 1st married Gilbert at Lee [no children.]

Isolda married 2nd Walter Sergeant.