~1365, William Echyngham born in Sussex, England, s/o 1477624. William de Echingham & 1477625. Elizabeth Shoyswell.
~1370, Joan born in England, d/o 1477626. John de Arundel & 1477627. Eleanor Mautravers.
12/5/1375, Joan [identified as the eldest daughter of John] left 1000 marks in the will of her grandfather Richard, earl of Arundel.
7/16/1377, Richard II, age 10, crowned king of England.
[––Joan & William de Bryan––]
Joan 1st married Sir William de Bryan. [No children.]
1/18/1389, William’s father died.
12/1/1389, Commission … on the petition of William son and heir of William Echyngham, knight, alleging that whereas by fine levied … between John de Ore, … and James de Echyngham, knight, and Joan his wife, … the said James acknowledge that the manor of Hempstede …. In Lyde, Promhelle, Holewest and Demecherche, co. Kent, were the right of the said John as by the grant of him the said James, … John granted and restored the premises to the said James and Joan in fee tail, and the latter became seised thereof, … descended to William Echyngham, knight, as their son and heir, whereupon the said William Enfoeffed Robert Bealknap, knight, thereof … until convicted of treason … when the premises came into the king’s hands. (S) CPRs.
6/16/1391, William de Echyngham, son and heir of William de Echyngham, knight. William de Echyngham requests the restoration to him of the manor of Hempstede and its appurtenances in Kent, alienated by his father to Robert Bealknap. (S) CPRs.
9/23/1395, Sir William de Bryan died.
[––Joan & William de Echingham––]
By 1398, William de Echingham, knt. of Echingham, Sussex, married Joan.
1399, “ … people mentioned: Edward Dalyngerugge (Dallingridge); William Echyngham (Echingham); [Katherine] [Engaine], Lady Engaine; …” (S) UKNA.
7/3/1399, Commission to Thomas Poynges, William de Hoo, William Fienles, sheriff of Sussex, William Percy, … William Echyngham, … certain enemies of the king in no small number … others have landed and taken the castle of Penesey, c. Sussex, and hold it as in war – to besiege the said castle with all the posse comitatus, and take order for its recovery, as well as guard the coasts against invasion. (S) CPRs.
9/29/1399, Imprisoned Richard II resigned as king of England.
10/13/1399, Henry IV crowned king of England.
12/18/1399, Commission of array … Thomas, earl of Arundel, Thomas Camoys, ‘chivaler,’ … William Echyngham and the sheriff, … Sussex. (S) CPRs.
5/1/1400, IPM of John de Monte Acuto, earl of Salisbury, at Robertsbridge, Sussex. ... Bugsell manor with 143 a. is held of William Echyngham by homage, fealty, ... (S) IsPM, Henry IV, Entries 1-50.
1401, Joan a legatee of Agnes, wife of her brother William Arundel.
11/22/1401, Grant to William Echyngham and Joan his wife and their heirs of 102 acres … Benydon late of Robert Bealknap, deceased, … (S) CPRs.
9/1403-9/1404, Muster of the retinue of Thomas, lord Berkeley, admiral of the west, also of the retinues of William de Echyngham and Reginald Cobham. (S) UKNA. [This was to suppress the uprising of Henry Percy, earl of Northumberland.]
11/20/1403, Commission of peace, … William Echyngham, … Sussex. (S) CPRs.
9/1/1404, Joan died.
[––William de Bryan & Alice––]
William married 2nd Alice d/o William Batisford.
3/6/1405, Alan Buxhull knight to William lord of Echyngham ... manor of Socknersh, ... cut and carry away the wood called Bergwood ... (S) UKNA.
9/30/1405, Feoffment from Robert Onewyn of Rye to Sir William of Echyngham, kt., ... (S) UKNA.
1/20/1407, William lord of Echyngham knight to William Ekerdoun clerk, Walter Cotton, John Rogers of Bridport and William Coventre and to their heirs. Charter indented of a yearly rent of £40 ... (S) CCRs.
6/24/1408, Grant. John Sprynget of Ticehurst to William de Echyngham, kt, ... lands and tenements in Ticehurst and Etchingham. (S) UKNA.
4/18/1410, IPM of Agnes widow of John Orlaston at Fairlight, Sussex. ... the messuage, 57 a. arable and 52 a. pasture and the assize rents of William Ecchyngham of his manor of French Court; ... (S) IsPM, Henry IV, Entries 691.
3/20/1412, William, knt. of Sussex died; buried at Etchingham, Sussex with his wife Joan.
(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P291. (S) Notes & Queries for Somerset and Dorset, 1905, P251.
· From the church at Echingham: ‘Hic jacent Will’mus Echyngham miles, D’n’s de Echyngham, quie ... Et D’na Johanna, consors sua, ... Et Thomas Echyngham miles, D’n’s eciam de Echyngham, filius ero’ ... (S) The Genealogist, V21, 1905, P245.
Children of William and Joan:
i. Thomas Echingham (369406), born 1399 in England.
ii. Joan de Echingham, born by 1404 in England.
Joan married 1st Sir Thomas Hoo.
Joan married 2nd Sir Thomas Lewkenor.