~1360, William born in Wiltshire, England, s/o 3802584. Lord John de Stourton & 3802585. Jane Basset.
~1375, Elizabeth born in England, d/o 3802586. Sir John Moyne.
6/21/1377, Richard II, age 10, succeeded Edward III as King of England.
7/10/1380, Licence for 40s. paid in the hanaper by John de Stourton, for William de Pappeworth to grant to the said John and Alice, his wife, in tail, the third part … in Preston Plokenet, held in chief, … remainder in tail to William son of John, and final remainder to the heirs of the said John de Stourton. (S) CPRs.
Aft. 1380, William’s father died.
1381-2, “Grant by John de Byry, …, to … William de Stourton and … Witnesses: Sirs Thomas West and John de la Mare, knights …” (S) UKNA.
3/8/1386, Grant, for life, to William Stourton of the custody of the castle and park of Meere with the office of bailiff of the hundred … (S) CPRs.
4/23/1387, Grant by … to John de Clyvedon, …, William Stourton …, of their manor of Wodebergh. Witn. John Roche, John Moigne, Knts., John Stourton, … (S) UKNA.
4/20/1388, Thomas Strete, esquire, going by licence to the Isle of Man, has letters nominating William Stourton … his attorneys in England for one year. (S) CPRs.
1388, “Whereby Thomas Faryndon …, William Stourton, and …, a fourth part of two carucates of land, 30 acres of meadow and eight shillingsworth of rent in Wodebergh.” (S) UKNA, Somerset Archives.
1391-2, “William Stourton, … to grant a messuage and shop in Bristol … .” (S) UKNA.
7/20/1392, Licence for the alienation in mortain by William Stourton, … in Funtelgiffard, not held in chief, … (S) CPRs.
1392-3, William named in the Accounts of John Baryngton, the Communar as being £1 in arrears. (S) Calendar of the Manuscripts of the Dean & Chapter of Wells.
1394-5, “Richard Pany to retain a messuage, mill, and land in Crookham acquired from John Frome, William Stourton, Thomas Bonham …” (S) UKNA.
7/13/1395, “William Stourton to enclose pasture land and wood called `Bygoteswode' in the forest of Selwood. Somers.” (S) UKNA, (S) CPRs.
[––William & Elizabeth––]
5/20/1398, Licence, for 40s. paid in the hanaper by William Stourton, who married Elizabeth, daughter of John Moigne, knight, for the said John to grant the manor of Estanes atte Mount, co. Essex, with its advowson, held in chief, to the said Elizabeth and her heirs tail. (S) Repertorium Ecclesiasticum, 1710, P235.
6/10/1398, Commission to survey the weirs and redress offences [enhancing, straitening, …] John Lovel, knight, John Roches, knight, … William Stourton … Wilts. (S) Medieval Laws of Navigation, Biddulph.
9/30/1399, Henry IV succeeded Richard II as King of England.
10/20/1399, “Debtor: John Hove, … Somerset. Creditor: William Stourton. Amount: £40. (S) UKNA.
2/18/1400, Commitment to William Stourton,—by mainprise of William Poulet of the county of Somerset and John Stourton of the same county,—of the keeping of the manor of Knolle in the town of Knolle. (S) CFRs.
3/10/1401, Thomas Beauchamp, knight, and William Stourton to be paid £23 4s. for 58 days at parliament representing Somerset. (S) CCRs. [William’s 1st parliament.]
4/29/1401, Commission of oyer and terminer … William Stourton … county of Somerset. (S) CPRs.
1401, William, a lawyer from Wiltshire, attended parliament for the 1st of 6 times.
2/18/1402, Commission to William Stourton, … to enquire about the concealment of divers lands late of John de Montagu, earl of Salisbury, in the Isle of Wight on the day of his death. (S) CPRs.
7/7/1403, Award of Sir Pierys Courtenay and William Stourton, the arbitrators in a controversy between Nicholas Wodhull, baron of Wodhull, and Thomas Calston, as to the possession of 100s. rent in Little Derneford. (S) CCRs.
12/3/1403, William Coby to William Stourton and Elizabeth his wife and to their heirs. Grant of the reversion of the manor and advowson of Boukeresweston co. Dorset. (S) CCRs.
1/1404, William in parliament for Somerset.
1404, William Coby granted the manor and advowson of Buckhorn-Weston, Dorset, to William Stourton and his wife Elizabeth.
3/20/1404, Thomas Broke, knight, and William Stourton to be paid £30 for 75 days at parliament representing Somerset. (S) CCRs.
11/18/1407, Feoffment. By Edmund Dommer, esquire, to John Stourton, William Stourton, …, of the site of the Manor of Penne Dommer with the advowson … Witn. William Carent, … (S) UKNA.
12/2/1407, Walter Hungerford knight and William Stourton to be paid £19 4s. for 48 days at parliament representing Wiltshire. (S) CCRs.
Bef. 1408, Elizabeth died, her son John her heir.
7/25/1408, Assizes at Taunton of novel disseisin between William Stourton, John Stourton, Edmund Dummer and others concerning the Manor of Penne Dommer [Somerset]. (S) UKNA.
1408, … William Hankeford, knight, and William Stourton, pl.; Robert de Ponynges, knight, and Eleanor his wife, def. Manor and advowson of Stourton … Right of William Stourton, pl.’s by gift of def.
5/18/1409, Order to Walter Hungerford and William Stourton, to whom the king has committed the keeping of the temporalities of the vacant priory of Parleye, co. Wilts, … all officers, ministers and tenants thereof, to be intendant to Walter and William as keepers. (S) CFRs.
1409, William Stourton, pl. Andrew Mcombe and Alice his wife, def. One messuage …
1/1410, William in parliament for Dorset.
4/6/1411, Feoffment by William Stourton, … to John Stourton, sen, and Thomasia his wife, of the Manor of Pennedummer with the advowson, which they lately hold jointly with John Beauchamp and the said Stourton from Edm. Dummer son and heir of Edm Dummer. Knt. (S) UKNA.
1412, William Hankeford, knight, … and William Stourton, pl. John Lord Lovel, knight, def. Manor of Poulshot …
11/30/1412, Commitment to William Stourton and John Stourton, of the keeping of all the lands late of John Beauchamp, deceased … (S) CFRs.
5/15/1413 at Parliament, Following the roll-call and the opening speech (delivered by Bishop Henry Beaufort of Winchester) in the Painted Chamber on, the commons were told to meet at 7 o'clock the next morning to elect their speaker, and to present him to the king an hour later. In fact, it was not until Thursday 18th that they put forward the name of William Stourton, a lawyer from Wiltshire (but representing Dorset on this occasion), attending his 6th parliament.
5/18/1413, William asked to be excused on account of his 'bodily infirmity', but the king declared himself satisfied with the commons’ choice and ordered him to assume the task; whereupon Stourton requested, and was granted, the customary ‘protestation’ that anything which he might say which did not have the agreement of his colleagues could subsequently be corrected by their advice.
5/22/1413 at parliament, William again came before the king and the lords and made various requests for 'good governance', pointing out that similar requests had often been granted by Henry IV, 'but our lord the king was well aware of how this was subsequently fulfilled and carried out'. This frank reminder of his father's failings evidently put the new king on his guard, for he replied by asking Stourton to set down the commons' complaints in writing, whereupon he would endeavour to remedy them; and Stourton agreed to do so.
6/3/1413, The Commons informed the king that Stourton ‘now lay so ill in his bed’ that he could no longer perform his office of Speaker.
6/9/1413, Thomas Broke esq. and William Stourton to be paid £13 12s. for 34 days at parliament representing Dorset. (S) CCRs.
7/20/1413, William wrote his will.
9/18/1413, William died.
4/30/1414, Writ for IPM for William Stourton. Hampshire: … he held 16 messuages, 2 carucates, 12 a. meadow and 8 a. wood in Ibsley and Gorley … held of Thomas Ponynges, knight, of his manor of Basing … John his son and heir is aged 14 years and more … Essex: John Moigne, knight, held the manor and advowson of Great Easton in his demesne as of fee and granted them to Elizabeth his daughter then the wife of William Stourton … She was to render nothing for 4 1/2 years and then 40 marks yearly to John Moigne for life, … William and Elizabeth had issue John and Margaret. Elizabeth died, and William has since held by the courtesy of England of the king in chief in grand serjeanty, annual value nil beyond the 40 marks to John Moigne, who is still alive. Dorset: … Wilts: … Somerset: … (S) CIsPM.
(S) A Gen. and Heraldic Dic., Burke, P402. (S) Hist. of the Noble House of Stourton, Botolph, 1899. (S) Wilts. Record So., V41, 1985. (S) Parliament Rolls, Henry V, May 1413. (S) Lives of the Speakers of the House of Commons, Manning, 1851, P53.
· Elizabeth’s son John would pass the manor of Shipton Moyne to his son William. Shipton Moyne was held of Elizabeth’s paternal lineage back to 1130. (S) Hist. of Gloucester, V11, 1976, Shipton Moyne.
Children of William and Elizabeth:
i. John Stourton (950646), born 5/19/1400 in England.
ii. Margaret Stourton, born ? in England.
Margaret married Sir William Carent of Tomber, Somerset, Knight. (S) Hist. of the Noble House of Stourton, Botolph, 1899, P156. [See William Carent, s/o 1901332. William Carent & 1901333. Alice Thomer.]