Sunday, May 23, 2010

625058 Belhouse-Norton

625058. Thomas Belhouse & 625059. Elizabeth de Norton

~1340, Thomas born in England, s/o §Nicholas de Belhouse, s/o Sir Thomas Belhous.

~1350, Elizabeth born in England, d/o §Richard de Norton & Margaret ?.

Thomas of Belhouse in Aveley married Elizabeth, and they were given Belhus Manor. [Demolished in 1957.]

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

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.

1376, Thomas died. “Thomas Belhous, knight: Essex.” (S) UKNA.

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

(S) Magna Carta Ancestry: P44. (S) Thurrock Local History Society. (S) 1570 Visitation of Essex [Parts 1 & 2].

Family notes:
• There is no indication that this Thomas was a knight, though he may have been. There is a Thomas that is a knight at this time, but his heir was an only daughter Joan – 8/19/1375, Presentation … to the church of Rammesdon Belhous, in the diocese of London, in the king’s gift by reason of his custody of the land and heir of Thomas Belhous, knight. (S) CPRs.
• Sir Thomas, the grandfather, had 3 sons: John, Nicholas, William. The Thomas Belhous knight mentioned apparently descended from the son John and his wife Alice Baynard, and had no surviving heirs; dying in 1375 – his heir was his cousin Margaret, d/o John Castelayn, married to Robert Knivet. (S) History and Topography … Essex, Wright, 1836, P400.

Children of Thomas and Elizabeth:

i. Alice Belhouse (312529), born ~1370 in England.

ii. John Belhouse, born ? in England.

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