Monday, June 28, 2010

2495308 Willington-Freville

2495308. Sir Henry de Willington & 2495309. Margaret de Freville

~1280, Henry born in England, s/o 4990616. Sir Ralph de Willington & 4990617. Juliana ?.

~1285, Margaret born in England, d/o 2498720. Sir Alexander de Freville & 2498721. Joan Marmion.

By 5/12/1293, Henry’s father died; his older brother John the heir.

2/25/1308, Edward II crowned King of England.

3/24/1314, Protection for Henry de Wylyngton. (S) Calendar of Documents Relating to Scotland.

5/9/1318, Licence for Henry de Wylyngton to crenellate his dwelling place (manor) of Culverden, co. Gloucester. (S) Calendar of Patent Rolls.

5/25/1318, Henry de Wylyngton, the king’s steward of Cornwall. (S) CPRs.

3/11/1322, Writ of aid for Edmund, earl of kent, … and John de Warenna, earl of Surrey, appointed to arrest Thomas, earl of Lancaster, Humphrey de Bohun, earl of Hereford and Essex, … John de Moubray, Bartholomew de Badelesmere, Roger de Clifford, John Giffard of Brymesfeld, Henry Tyes, John de Wylyngton and Henry de Wylyngton, and all of their company, and to besiege and take the said Thomas’ castle. (S) CPRs.

3/16/1322, Henry and his older brother John at the battle of Boroughbridge; fighting with Thomas, Earl of Lancaster and the Marcher Lords, against King Edward II and the Dispensers. Both were captured.

3/26/1322, A commission was assembled to render judgement on Henry de Montfort and Henry de Willington at Bristol. (S) UKNA.

Henry was drawn for treason and hanged for homicide.

10/2/1323, Commisson of oyer … who with others came many times to Bristoll, co. Gloucester, where the bodies of Henry de Monte Forti and Henry de Wylyngton, late rebels, were by judgement of the court hanging as long as they would last, and who, … have made and published idolatrous tales (figmenta) there, … (S) CPRs.

(S) A Gen. and Her. Hist., Burke, 1838, P526.

Family notes:
• In 1323, miracles were said to be worked by his body hanging in chains in Bristol.
• Henry bought the manor of Colverden in King’s Barton near Gloucester from Richard de Apperleye. [In a later petition after the death of Henry: Richard de Apperleye states that Henry had menaced him with the great power he had from Roger Damory, and with his great lineage, and had threatened him with being killed or maimed if he did not sell him the tenements.] (S) UKNA.

Child of Henry and Margaret:

i. Henry de Willington (1247654), born ~1305 in England.