1477624. Sir William de Echingham & 1477625. Elizabeth Shoyeswell
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~1333, William born in England, s/o 2955248. Sir James de Echingham.
1348, the Black Plague began to spread in Europe. [England would loose about a third of its population, France about a fourth.]
1349, William’s father died.
William married Elizabeth. [Elizabeth’s surname from William’s brass in the church of Echingham being impaled with this family. The Shoyeswell family was existant in Echingham at this time.]
8/20/1350 at Cherryng, … granting … John le Venour, the archbishop’s huntsman, the keeping of the parek … under the seal of Simon, archbishop of Canterbury and the pope’s legate, witnessed by Sir William Echyngham, John Waleys, Thomas de Hoo, knights, Walter Colpeper, Richard Colpeper, … (S) CPRs.
8/1/1356, Protection, for the abbot of Battle … king’s writs against William de Echyngham, knight, and Thomas atte Leye, … to bring them to justice for trespasses against him … manor of Dengemareys, where it is alleged the trespasses were done … (S) CPRs.
9/11/1356, William de Echingham, knight, son and heir of James de Echingham, knight, made an agreement with the Abbat of Robertsbridge. (S) Calendar of Charters … Abbey of Robertsbridge, L’lsle, 2008, P131.
6/28/1362, Licence … by Adam de Foxle, parson of the church of Echyngham, for the alienation in mortain by William de Echyngham, ‘chivaler,’ … for the enlargement of the churchyard. (S) CPRs.
1363, “Sir Bertram de Mounbocher to Sir William de Echingham & Ralph Enoghel; Receipt for 20 marks, in payment of £40, …” (S) UKNA.
9/18/1364, Richard de Echyngham nominated William de Echyngham, ‘chivaler,’ as his attorney. (S) CPRs.
11/21/1368, “…Lands called Laygore and Bontenore (22a) in Friston (E, S: land of WR; W, N: land of William de Echingham, kt), …” (S) UKNA.
2/6/1371, Commission of array to Richard, earl of Arundel, … and William de Echyngham, … Sussex. (S) CPRs.
12/20/1376, Commission of oyer and terminer to Robert Bealknap, William de Echyngham, … on complain by the king’s clerk, William de Bolton, parson, … co. Sussex … (S) CPRs.
7/16/1377, Richard II crowned king of England.
6/28/1378, Appointment of William de Echyngham, knight, … to arrest John Wanter, … wherever found in Kent and Sussex … for trespass and assault … (S) CPRs.
9/1379, William and his wife Elizabeth named in the will of Sir Nicholas Criol. Elizabeth received 20 marks, and William was an executor.
5/5/1381, Exemption, for life, of William de Echyngham from being put on assizes, juries, … being made mayor, … against his will. (S) CPRs.
William rebuilt Echingham church. (S) Sussex Arch. Collections, 1857, P344.
1/18/1389, William died. (S) The Gentleman’s Mag., 1856, P230.
2/16/1391, Commission to John Wadham … the petition of Elizabeth, late the wife of William Echyngham, knight, [son and heir of the said James and Joan – 6/16/1391 CPRs.] alleging that although the said William was, in his lifetime after his marriage with her, seised of the manors of Hemsted and Lidd, co. Kent, the manor of Lidd being divisible between males and widows dowerable in moieties according to the custom of ‘gavelkynde,’ yet the said manors, by enfeoffment of the said William, coming into the hands of Robert Bealknap, knight, … she ought to have reasonable dower assigned … of the manor of Hemstede a third part, and of the manor of Lidd a moiety, … (S) CPRs.
(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P292. (S) Notes & Queries for Somerset and Dorset, 1905, P251.
Child of William and Elizabeth:
i. William Echingham (738812), born ~1370 in England.