Monday, August 2, 2010

G22: 2955248

2955248. Sir James de Echingham & 2955249. Joan Dakeny

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~1296, James born in England, s/o §Richard de Ecchyngham & Petonella Andrews.

James father died.

2/18/1324, From: Stephen atte More To: James son of Richard of Etchingham ('Ecchingehamme'), Sussex A piece of land and woodland called 'Syredisknolle' in Benenden parish … Witnesses: 'Dominus' William of Etchingham ('Ecchingeham'), knight; 'Dominus' Robert of Etchingham ('Ecchingeham'), knight; 'Dominus' Simon of Etchingham ('Ecchingeham'), rector of 'Easth'st' … (S) UKNA.

1330, James succeeded his uncle Simon.

10/23/1330, “Debtor: William de Ferrers, knight … of Devon. Creditor: James de Echingham of Sussex. Amount: 550m.” (S) UKNA.

1331, James and Joan acquired the manor of Glottenheim, inheritance of his mother.

1332, James married Joan. (S) CPRs, 12/1/1389, Petition of grandson William de Echyngham. [Joan’s surname is based on Sir James’ arms impaling “a cross between four lions rampant.”]

9/1332, Fine levied between John de Ore and James de Echyngham, knight, and Joan, his wife, … the manor of Hempstede … to be the right of the said John, for which … regranted the premises to the said James and Joan, in fee tail. (S) CPRs.

By 1333, James “Ecchingehamme” succeeded his uncle Simon de Echingham – who in 1328 was heir to his older brother Sir Robert who died without issue. (S) Catalogue of Seals in the Dept. of Manuscripts., V2, P754.

1333, James found poachers of trees on his land at Hemsted and brought a suit against the prior of Christchurch.

1334, James, of Echyngham, Sussex, who bore the arms, Azure, frettee, argent, possessed Hemsted manor and brought action against the prior of Christ-church and others for entering his close at Beneden and cutting down his trees. (S) The History … of the County of Kent, V7, Hasted, 1798, P177.

1339-48, James served in the French wars in the retinue of the earl of Huntingdon.

5/30/1346, To … Roger Hillary, … James de Echyngham, … Order to cause the king’s protection to be allowed to Richard Frend of Clyve … who are [in] the king’s service … (S) Calendar of the Close Rolls, P85.

6/27/1346, Order to cause James de Echyngham, who is about to set out in the king’s service to parts beyond the sea in the company of William de Clynton, earl of Huntyngdon, to have respite until his reurn to England from taking the order of knighthood. (S) Calendar of the Close Rolls, P85.

1347, James de Echingham held the manor of Hempsted by fourth part of a knight’s fee at the making of the Black Prince a knight. (S) Villare Cantianum, Philibot, 1776, P71.

9/24/1348, Sir James petitioned the King for the removal of an obstruction of the Rother river at Knellesflete, by which ships and boats were prevented from coming into his manor of Echingham, and trading with the town of Salehurst. [Where James had a market – the obstruction had been a flood control wall.] (S) UKNA.

1349, James died, seized of the manor of Echingham and other properties in Sussex.

(S) Sussex Archeological Collections, 1857, P344.

Family notes:
• 2/18/1324, From: Stephen atte More To: James son of Richard of Etchingham ('Ecchingehamme'), Sussex A piece of land and woodland called 'Syredisknolle' in Benenden parish … Witnesses: 'Dominus' William of Etchingham ('Ecchingeham'), knight; 'Dominus' Robert of Etchingham ('Ecchingeham'), knight; 'Dominus' Simon of Etchingham ('Ecchingeham'), rector of 'Easth'st' … (S) UKNA.

Child of James and Joan: [2 sons]

i. William de Echingham (1477624), born ~1333 in England.

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