1333, William born in England, s/o 2955248. Sir James de Echingham & 2955249. Joan Dakeny.
1348, the Black Plague began to spread in Europe. [England would loose about a third of its population, France about a fourth.]
~1350, Elizabeth born in England, s/o 2955250. Nicholas de Criol & 2955251. Elizabeth Trussell.
8/23/1349, William’s father died.
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.
7/28/1350, Writ for IPM of James de Echyngham, knight. Sussex: Echyngham, Glottynggeham, Mondefeld, Okham and Udimere. The manors … William de Echyngham, his son, aged 16 years and more, is his heir. … (S) CIsPM.
William [possibly] 1st married ? Shoyeswell. [The family was existant in Echingham at this time. It is not known when the impaled crest was formed.]
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.
~1365, William married Elizabeth.
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, age 10, crowned king of England.
11/12/1377, Robert Lyndesey, …, querents, and William Echyngham, knight, deforciant. The manor of Padbery, Bucks. Robert, … have given him 100 marks of silver, (S) Feet of Fines, Bucks.
1377-78, The manor of Padbury, Buckingham. Robert Lindesay ... claimaints, and William Echingham, deforcient, whereby right of the manor was conveyed to the aforesaid Robert. (S) Hist. & Antiq.’s Buckingham, Willis, 1755, P244.
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 Echingham received 20 marks, and William was an executor, as was Robert Echyngham, his brother. (S) N&Qs, Somerset & Dorset, V9, 1905, P301.
11/10/1379, To the mayor, bailiffs and burgesses of Wynchelse. William de Echyngham knight and others whatsoever to sell their planks and timber to any willing to buy, ... upon complaint of the said William and divers men of Sussex ... (S) CCRs.
5/5/1381, Exemption, for life, of William de Echyngham from being put on assizes, juries, … being made mayor, … against his will. (S) CPRs.
10/5/1381, The Fee of Bilsington Priory, which formerly belonged to Sir William Echingham, knight. (S) UKNA.
6/28/1383, To the sheriff of Sussex. Writ of supersedeas, … in favour of John Paxton clerk at suit of William de Echyngham knight for trespass. (S) CCRs.
1/27/1385, John Souter of Hailesham, for not appearing to answer William de Ecchyngham, knight, touching a tresspass. (S) CPRs.
1387, William rebuilt Echingham church. (S) N&Qs for Somerset, 1905, P249. [Plaque: ‘This William made and rebuilt this Church ... the son of Sir James de Echingham, Knight.’]
1/18/1388, William died. (S) The Gentleman’s Mag., 1856, P230.
1390, Elizabeth assigned land in Lidd, Kent in dower.
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.
6/18/1391, Commission ... escheator of Kent, ... petition of Elizabeth, late the wife of William Echyngham, knight, for livery of a moiety of the manor of Lidd, co. Kent. (S) CPRs.
(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P292. (S) Notes & Queries for Somerset and Dorset, 1905, P251.
Children of William and Elizabeth:
i. William Echingham (738812), born ~1367 in England.
ii. Robert Echingham, born ? in England.
Robert married Joan, d/o 738778. Sir Edmund Thorp & 738779. Joan de Northwood.