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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Lord William Fitz Hugh & Margery Willoughby

1901428. Lord William Fitz Hugh & 1901429. Margery Willoughby

1398, Margery born in England, d/o 3802842. William Willoughby & 3802843. Lucy le Strange.

1399, William born in Yorkshire, England, heir & s/o 3802856. Lord Henry Fitz Hugh & 3802857. Elizabeth Grey.

 [––William & Margery––]

Bef. 11/18/1406, William married to Margery.

3/20/1413, Henry V succeeded Henry IV as King of England.

1415, William’s father granted lands forfeited by Henry le Scrope of Masham.

6/10/1417, William’s father confirmed the lands of Henry le Scrope of Masham, who was part of the ‘Southampton’ plot, entailed on himself for an annual rent of £260 and 1 rose. [Reason for William’s extended lawsuit, lasting until 1442.]

1419-22, “Counter roll of William Fitzhugh and John Derlyngton, assayers” (S) UKNA.

3/21/1421, Parties to Indenture: Indentures between the king and the following for service in France. William Fitz Hugh, knight. (S) UKNA.

8/31/1422, Henry VI (an infant) succeeded Henry V as King of England.

8/2/1423, William FitzHugh, knight, of the same diocese, and Margery his wife, noblewoman, granted and indult to have a portable alter. (S) Lateran Regesta, 237.

1424, John Scrope, younger brother of Henry, claimed Masham and other manors as entailed lands [and recovered them in 1425.]

1/11/1425, William’s father died.

1425, William age 26, knight.

1/13/1425, Writs of diem clausit extremum, after the death of Henry Fitz Hugh, knight. City of London: He held a town-house and 6 shops with solars … The town-house, waste and derelict, … 2 of the shops are in parish of St Benet Paul’s Wharf, each is worth 5s. yearly, and 4 shops are in the parish of St Peter Paul’s Wharf in the same ward, each is worth 5s. yearly. He died on 11 January last. William Fitzhugh, chevalier , is his son and next heir, aged 26 years and more. … (S) (S) E-CIPM, 22-443.

4/1425 at Parliament, William Fitzhugh, son and heir of Henry, lord Fitzhugh who died on 11 January 1425, petitioned that the escheator of Yorkshire had appointed a biased panel as a result of his father's writ diem clausit extremum, and was granted a new inquest. [These lands now claimed by John, lord Scrope. This suit would continue for several years.]. (S) Parliamentary Rolls, 2005.

8/9/1425, To the escheator in Nottingham. Henry Fitz Hugh, knight, on the day of his death held … William Fitz Hugh, 'chivaler,' is the son and next heir of Henry, and of full age ; to take the fealty of William. (S) CFRs.

5/24/1427, Commission to James Stranways … to open certain chests, in the custody of the abbot of Selby, … charters, writings and muniments relating to the inheritance of John [s/o Philip, lord Darcy – deceased] … in the presence of … William Fitz Hugh, knight, … (S) CPRs.

1427, William a legatee in the will of his mother.

12/14/1427, William’s mother died.

12/30/1427, Writ for IPM of Elizabeth widow of Henry Fitzhugh, knight. Gloucestershire: John Marmyon, knight , was seised in demesne as of fee of the manor of Quinton, annual value £40, held of the heirs of Philip Marmyon by knight service … He had issue: Robert [died without heirs], Joan, and Avice. … John Marmyon died. … Avice married John Gray of Rotherfield Greys, and had issue: John [died without heirs] and Robert. Robert son of John Gray had issue: Elizabeth wife of Henry Fitzhugh, knight. … Elizabeth [eventual heiress] entered the manor in the first year of ‪ Henry VI ’s reign and was seised of it in demesne as of fee … (S) CIsPM.

11/4/1428, William lord Fitz Hugh and John Gray of Ruthyn, knight, mainpernors for Humphrey duke of Gloucester, the king's uncle. (S) CFRs.

1429-50, William, 4th Lord Fitz Hugh of Ravensworth, Yorkshire summoned to parliament.

1/3/1430, Thomas Haryngton esquire, son of William Haryngton knight, to Cuthbert abbot of Coverham and the convent … Quitclaim with warranty of the advowson of a mediety of the church of Sedbergh in Lonesdale co. York … Witnesses: Richard Neville earl of Salisbury, William lord Fitz Hugh, William Haryngton, Thomas Tunstall knights, … (S) CCRs.

4/9/1432, To William FitzHugh, baron and lord of Ravenswath in the diocese of York. Indult for himself and his wife and children to have, in time of interdict, mass etc. celebrated, privately, in his manorial chapels. (S) Lateran Regesta, 312.

3/15/1433, Indults to have a portable altar. William FitzHugh, nobleman, lord of the place of Ravenswath, of the diocese of York, and Margery his wife, noblewoman. (S) Lateran Regesta, 321.

1434, William a legatee in the will of his brother Robert, Bishop of London.

10/1/1435, “…, William Fitzhugh kt., Lord of Ravenswath, Robert Roos, William Tyrwhyt kts., William Paston justice …” (S) UKNA.

1438-39, Court Roll. Lord William Fitzhugh and co-feoffees. (S) UKNA.

7/16/1440, Commission to Richard, earl of Salisbury, William Fitz Hugh, knight, William Asycogh, … to make inquisition in the county of York touching a petition of the burgesses of Richemond … (S) CPRs.

1441-3, William on commissions of peace for North Riding.

5/16/1442, Power for sir William FitzHugh, Sir Thomas Dacre, of Gillesland, and sir Christopher Curwen, to receive the oaths of the wardens of the West Marches to observe the truce with Scotland. (S) Rymer’s Foedera with Syllabus, V11, PP2-17.

1442, Sir William Fitz Hugh and Margery his wife quitclaimed Masham and other manors to Sir John le Scrope for £1000. [Ending the suit started in 1424. William would hold Masham at his death.]

11/5/1443, Richard Porter of Evershet, co. Dorset fined for not appearing to answer William FitzHugh, knight, touching a debt of 40£. (S) CPRs.

1443-45, … lands of William Lord Fitz Hugh … Staveley, Carthorpe, Tanfield East, Tanfield West, Nosterfuekdm Binsoe, all of York. (S) UKNA.

1444, A grant by Richard, Earl of Salisbury, to William, Lord Fitzhugh, of lands in Askrigg, Newbiggin by Woodhall, Nappa (in Aysgarth), and Thorton Rust, in exchange for the manor of Coverham and lands in Agglethorpe, Caldbergh and Melmerby: (Yorks. N.R.). (S) UKNA.

1444-46, Court of William Lord Fitz Hugh and Marjory his wife at Thornbrough. (S) UKNA.


4/5/1446, … by an inquisition … Richard Porter … outlawed … at the suit of William Fitzhugh, knight, on a plea of debt … had on the day of his outlawry 240£  … (S) CPRs.

2/1/1447, William licensed to succeed to lands of his father in Normandy.

8/8/1450, William a collector of tax in North Riding for the defense of the realm. (S) CFRs.

6/12/152, Demise for 5 years at 20s. rent. William, Lord Fitzhugh to John Bellerby …, property: his fishery of Wyntringham in the waters of Humber and a house called le Fysshebothe, fishing with "lez cowpes always excepted" Reserving to Lord Fitzhugh all sturgeons, porpoises, seals and lampreys caught. (S) UKNA.

10/22/1452, William died. “Fitzhugh, William, kt: Wilts, Dors, London, Northants, Sussex, Lincs, Derb, Notts, Berks, Yorks, Northumb.” (S) UKNA, IPM.

1/27/1453, IPM of William Fitzhugh in Sussex.

2/15/1453, Order to the escheator in the county of York ; pursuant to divers inquisitions … William Fitz Hugh knight on the day of his death held (1) 3 messuages, 4 … (2) the manor of Brandesburton and 12 messuages, 8 … (3) the patronage and advowson of the abbey of St. Mary of Jorevaux, … (4) the advowsons of the churches of Staveley and Brunsall … [lands previously of Henry le Scrop of Masham] … Henry Fitz Hugh knight is the son and heir male of the said William , and his son and next heir, and of full age ; … (S) CFRs.

(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P340. (S) Hist. of the Co. of York North Riding, V1, 1914, Masham. (S) IPM of Henry fitz Hugh (3802856), 1/13/1425.

Child of William and Margery: [1 son, 7 daughters]

i. Henry Fitzhugh (950714), born 1429 in England.


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