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Thursday, June 24, 2010

Baron Richard Lovel & Muriel Soules

2495302. Baron Richard Lovel & 2495303. Muriel Soules

1276, Richard born in England, s/o 4990604. Sir Hugh Lovel & 4990605. Alianor ?.

~1283, Muriel born in Scotland, d/o 4990606. John de Soules & 4990607. Hawise ?.

1291, Richard heir to his father.

9/22/1291, Grant to John de Senles of the wardship of the lands late of Hugh Luvel, tenant in chief, until the full age of [the heir of – Richard] the said Hugh. (S) CFRs.

6/8/1297, Order to cause Richard Lovel, son and heir of Hugh Lovel, to have seisin of the lands that his father at his death held of the king in chief, as the king has taken his homage. (S) CCRs.

4/8/1298, Richard Lovel came before the king and sought to replevy the land of Thomas son of William le Hore in Maydenstan. (S) CCRs.

4/28/1302, Order to cause John de Blakeford to be acquitted of £63 in which he is indebted to the king at the exchequer for divers causes, as the king has pardoned him at the instance of Richard Lovel, his yeoman. (S) CCRs.

6/20/1302, Notification that the king has, at the instance of Richard Lovel, his yeoman, pardoned John de Blakeford, lately one of the taxors and collectors of the 10th and sixth in co. Somerset. (S) CCRs.

 [––Richard & Muriel––]

1305, Richard married Muriel.

1305, “Richard Lovel, who has married the daughter and heir of John de Soules, requests the king's grace concerning the manor of Old Roxburgh, which belonged to the aforesaid John.” (S) UKNA.

1305, “Richard Lovel requests that the king order his keeper of Scotland to let him have seisin of the lands and tenements in Dumfriesshire that belonged to John de Soules, which the king granted to him by his charter.” (S) UKNA.

By 1307, Richard knighted.

7/7/1307, Edward II succeeded Edward I as King of England.

8/26/1307, Recognizance made before the king and council at Comenok by James, steward of Scotland, John de Moubray, and Richard Lovel to Henry de Lascy, earl of Lincoln, of a debt of £333 6s. 8d. (S) CCRs.

1308, Sir Richard Lovel of Harwick, Scotland, and castle Cary in Somerset on the Great Roll of Edward I’s knights made shortly after his death. (S) Scotland’s Historic Heraldy, McAndrew, 2006, P118.

8/3/1309, Richard Lovel, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Henry de Lacy, earl of Lincoln, 250 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Somerset. (S) CCRs.

1/4/1311, Grant to Richard Lovel, son and heir of John de Soules, and to the heirs of his body, … manor of Wynefrythe Egle … in exchange … for … manor of Old Rokesburth, which is of the inheritance of Muriel, his wife, and which he has quit-claimed to the king. (S) UKNA.

10/9/1311, Commitment to Richard Lovel of the keeping of all lands of the Templars in the counties of Somerset and Dorset. (S) CFRs.

10/10/1312, Commission of oyer … Boston, co. Lincoln, … By K., on the information of Richard Lovel. (S) CPRs.

5/3/1313, Protection for Richard Lovel, going beyond seas on the king’s service [taking 3 others with him.] (S) CPRs.

10/30/1313, Richard Lovel engaged in the king's service by his order. (S) CCRs.

2/7/1314, Grant to Richard Lovel of the manor of Bradenach, co. Devon, … the manor of Old Rokesburgh, which is of the inheritance of the wife of the said Richard Lovel, … (S) CPRs.

7/26/1314, Protection without clause, … for Richard Lovel, going beyond the seas on pilgrimage to Cologne. (S) CPRs.

4/1315, Due to a famine in England caused by year-long rains and flooding, King Edward ordered the regulation of food prices. [The regulations were suspended in the parliament of 1316.]

9/1/1315, Commitment at will to Richard Lovel and Muriel his wife of the keeping of the castle of Corf and of Purbyk, … (S) CFRs.

1316-7, “Richard Lovel to settle the manors of Blackford, South Barrow, North Barrow, Charlton Mackerell, and Tintinhull on himself, Muriel his wife, and his heirs, retaining the manors of Castle Cary and its members.” (S) UKNA.

9/23/1316, Appointment of Richard Lovel and Henry Beaufiz to take fines or ransoms from all those who have been convicted of forestalments, trespasses and contempts done in Scardeburgh. (S) CFRs. [There had been an open revolt by 23 persons in the town of Scarborough. (S) Hist. of York North Riding, V2, 1923, Scarborough.]

5/12/1317, Licence for Richard Lovel to enfeoff … manors of Southbarwe, Northbarwe and Tyntenhull, co. Somerset, held in chief, and for them to regrant the same to him and Muriel his wife … (S) CPRs.

6/10/1317 at London, release by Richard Lovel, knight, to the king of all his right and claim in the manors of Brehull, co. Buckingham, and Silveston, co. Northampton, which he held by the late king's grant in exchange for the manor of Old Rokesburgh in Scotland, which is of the inheritance of Muriel, his wife. (S) CCRs.

2/3/1318, Richard Lovel to deliver the castle of Corf to Roger Damory, by writ of secret seal. (S) CPRs.

5/6/1319, Richard lovel, lord of Castle Cary, released a number of fairs to the Montacute family. (S) Gaz. of Markets and Fairs in England and Wales to 1516.

2/20/1320, Writ of aid … appointed to survey all purveyances for the king’s use in parts beyond the seas, where the king is about to go on important business … Richard Lovel and John de la Beche, knights, … (S) CPRs.

4/18/1320, Commitment during pleasure to Richard Lovel of the keeping of the castle of Gloucester, at the yearly rent at the Exchequer of the extent thereof. (S) CFRs.

By 1321, Muriel died.


1/2/1321, Notification to the archbishop of Rouen that Richard Lovel had lawfully married Muriel daughter and heiress of John de Soules and that they had a son James, the heir of the said Muriel, and that the said James is now aged 14 years, … (S) CPRs.

5/15/1321, Commitment to Richard Lovel of the castle, town and barton of Bristol at his own costs at a rent of £210 a year. (S) CFRs.

10/1321, King Edward II took to the field with a large army to oppose the Marcher Lords in revolt in the Despenser War.

2/18/1322, Commitment during pleasure to Richard Lovel of the keeping of the following manors and lands, in the king's hand for certain causes, to wit, the manors of Maurice de Berkeleye the elder … [many named – adherents to the Marcher lords] … (S) CFRs.

3/16/1322, At the battle of Boroughbridge, northwest of York, King Edward defeated the forces of the Marcher lords and Thomas of Lancaster.  The royalist forces were defending their position with dismounted men-at-arms and archers against an attacking calvary.

8/1322, To Richard Lovel. Order to certify the king of the tenor of the record and process and the pronunciation of judgment at Bristol upon Henry de Wylyngton (2495308) and Henry de Monte Forti. (S) CCRs. [Both were drawn for treason and hanged for homicide.]

3/20/1324, Richard Lovel and Richard Tilby [Mayor of Bristol] acquitted of taking the goods of Richard de la March, indicted for adhering to rebel Maurice de Berkele. [Goods returned because he was found to not be a rebel.] (S) CCRs.

4/28/1326, Licence for Roger Rouhaut (1247650) to enfeoff … of the manor of Aston Rouhaut, co. Oxford, held in chief as of the honor of Walingford, and for them to regrant the same to him and Eleanor, daughter of Richard Lovel, … (S) CPRs.

2/1/1327, Edward III crowned king of England.

5/28/1327, Sir Richard witnessed an indenture of John de Godelee. (S) Cal. of the Manuscripts of the Dean and Chapter of Wells, 1907, P228.

1333, Richard, lord of Castle-Cary, and patron of the priory of Stavordale, gave license to the canons to elect a prior.

1336, Richard and Muriel held Corf castle and Purbeck castle, Dorset.

9/24/1337, The manors of Brehull, Silverston taken by the king because Richard had kept money from the manors which was due the king. (S) CPRs.

5/17/1340, Roger Ronhaut and Richard Lovel, knights, acknowledge that they owe to John de Chyvereston, knight, 250 marks; to be levied etc. in co. Devon. (S) CCRs.

By 11/18/1342, Richard’s son and heir James, married to Isabella, had died.

6/29/1344, Sir Richard Lovel attended the baptism, at the church of Wuncaulton, of his great-grandson Richard Champernon (311912).  (S) CIsPM.

11/20/1348, Richard, 1st Baron Lovel, summoned to parliament by writ.

1349, Richard, with the King’s license, made a grant of a messuage, mill and other properties to Stavordale convent.

1350, Richard Lovel [the last of the house of the lords of Castle Cary], obtained licence to give lands at Priestley, in the parish of Doulting, to endow a chaplain in the priory church to say daily mass for the founder. (S) Hist. of Somerset, V2, 1911, The Priory of Stavordale.

11/25/1350, Richard summoned to parliament.

1/31/1351, Richard died; his granddaughter Muriel Lovel, d/o his son James, his heir.

2/5/1351, Writ for IPM of Richard Lovel, knight. Middlesex: Stanes. A messuage, 60a. land, … He died on 31 January last. Muriel, now wife of Nicholas Seymor, aged 19 years and more, is his kinswoman and heir. Dorset: Wynfryd Egle. The manor … Somerset: Castelcary. The manor … including 2 parks with deer … Merssh. The manor … Southbarewe. A messuage and garden, 120a. land, … Northbarewe. A messuage and garden, 120a. land, … Brokton. A messuage and garden, 360a. land, … Stoke by Galampton. 120a. land … Blakeford. A messuage and 120a. land … Cokhull. A messuage and 60a. land … (S) CIsPM.

(S) Aston Rowant, A Hist. of the Co. of Oxford: V8: 1964, P16-43. (S) A Genealogical and Heral. Dic., Burke, 1831, P318. (S) The History of Taunton, in the Co. of Somerset, Toulmin, 1822, P80.

Children of Richard and Muriel:

i. Muriel Lovel, born ? in England.

Muriel married Baron Nicholas Seymour.

ii. Joan Lovel (15211175), born ~1304 in England.

iii. James Lovel, born 1305-06 in England.

James married Isabella ?.

1342, James died, his daughter Muriel (b.1332) his heir.

10/10/1342, Order to Hugh Tyrel, escheator in the counties of Somerset and Dorset, to take into the king's hand the lands late of James Lovel, deceased, tenant in chief. (S) CFRs.

2/20/1351, Order to Thomas Cary, escheator iu the counties of Somerset and Dorset, to deliver to Nicholas de Seymor and Muriel, grand-daughter and heir of Richard Lovel, tenant in chief, whom he has taken to wife, the lands whereof Richard was seised in his demesne as of fee on the day of his death; as the king has taken the fealty of Nicholas. (S) CFRs. [Also to escheator of Middlesex.]

iv. Eleanor Lovel (1247651), born 1307 in England.