12/26/1357, William Dayncourt born in Kirby Bellars, Leicester, England, s/o 7605672. William Deincourt & 7605673. Margaret de Well.
~1360, Alice born in England, d/o 15211412. John de Neville & 15211413. Maud de Percy.
Bef. 6/8/1364, William’s father died before his paternal grandfather.
8/27/1369, Presentation to the church of Braundeston, diocese Lincoln, the king’s gift by reason of the wardship of the land and heir of William Deyncourt. (S) CPRs.
Bef. 2/3/1368, William heir to his grandfather, Lord William Deyncourt.
11/11/1375, Commission … to find by inquisition … of the manor of Birton Jorce, co. Nottingham, … held the manor by knight service of the king’s ward William Deyncourt, kinsman and heir of William Deyncourt, ‘chivaler,’ who held in chief … (S) CPRs. [Also see 11/10/1376.]
6/21/1377, Richard II, age 10, son of the Black Prince, succeeded Edward III as King of England.
~1379, William married Alice.
1/8/1379, William, son of William Deyncourt, knight, kinsman and heir of William Deyncourt: Leicestershire (proof of age). Leicester: William Orgar of Melton, aged 43 years, says that the said heir is 21 years of age and more, having been born at Kyrkby Belers and baptized in the church of St. Mary there on St. Stephen’s day in Christmas week, 31 Edward III. … lady Alice Belers, mother of the aforesaid Roger Belers, was the heir’s godmother, … (S) CIsPM.
8/26/1380, William summoned to parliament. [And again 8/22/1381.]
10/15/1381, William, knt. and 3rd Lord Diencourt of Blankney, Lincolnshire and Granby, Nottinghamshire died at age 25; leaving his son Ralph as heir; buried at Kirkby Bellars, Leicestershire.
11/3/1381, Writ for IPM of William Deyncourt in the counties of Buckingham ; Nottingham and Derby ; Lincoln ; Northampton. (S) CFRs.
12/16/1381, IPM of William Deyncourt or Dayncourt or Dencourt. Buckingham: Wouburn. The manor … assigned to Alesia late the wife of the said William by way of dower. … He died on 15 October last. Ralph Deyncourt, aged 1 year and more, is his son and heir. … Nottingham: Granby. The manor, … Ralph his son, who will be 2 years of age at the feast of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist next, is his heir. Derby: Hulmesfeld. The manor, … Elmeton. The manor … Lincoln: Blaunkenay. The manor … Braunceton. The manor … assigned to Alesia late the wife of the said William by way of dower. … Northampton: … [many more properties and knights’ fees.] (S) CIsPM.
8/1386, “Alesiae Deyncourt” given items in the will of her father. (S) Wills and Inventories Illustrative of the History, Raine, 1835, P38.
1386-7, “Grantor: John. Lord of Nevill; Grantee: Lady Alice Deyncourt, his daughter; … Grant of the wardship of the lands late of William Deyncourt, her husband; Counties: Buckinghamshire, Derbyshire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire and Nottinghamshire.” (S) UKNA.
5/1/1393, Writ de feodis for William Deyncourt, knight. [Knights’ fees] Buckingham: 2. Derby: 6. Nottingham: 13+. Lincoln: 9+. (S) CIsPM.
1402-3, Alice’s son Ralph died.
3/12/1406, “Alesiae dominae de Dencourt, sorori meae” given items in the will of her brother Sir Thomas Neville, Lord Furnival. (S) Testamenta Eboracensia, Raine, 1865, P42.
5/11/1406, Alice’s son John died. (S) CPRs, 1/28/1409.
5/18/1406, Commitment to Alice Deyncourt,—by mainprise of William lord de Roos (738810) and William lord de Wylughby (3802842),—of the keeping of all the lands late of John Deyncourt, knight, who held of the king in chief on the day of his death ; to hold the same from the time of John's death until the full age of his son and heir, together with the marriage of the heir. (S) CFRs.
6/15/1408, Indenture of covenants of Vicars choral of Collegiate Church of St. Mary of Suthwell, to find a vicar chaplain to say a daily mass for souls of John, Lord Deyncourt and wife Johanna, for salvation of Alice, Lady Deyncourt while alive and for soul after, for souls of John de Bellew and Hugh de Anneslay; … lands formerly belonging to Bellew were wrongly said to be held of the King in capite, being merely in his custody for minority of Lord Deyncourt. (S) UKNA.
7/29/1408, Joan releases to Alice, Lady Deyncourt, … the manor of Bedale with the advowson of the church.
1/28/1409, Revocation of letters patent granting Alesia late the wife of William Deyncourt the keeping of the body of William Deyncourt son and heir of John Deyncourte, ‘chivaler,’ and all his lands during minority, so far as concerns the third part of the town of Rothemerch … (S) CPRs.
11/1419, Alice, Lady Deincourt, a joint tenant with the Franks in the manor of Aynho.
1422, “Maud Clifford, Countess of Cambridge; Alice, Lady of Deyncourt; John, Lord of Talbot and Furneville; … The petitioners say that the fixed bridge in Yorkshire called Turnbrigge, over a watercourse called 'le Dyke', is so low that vessels from the high sea and the city of York, Hull and the towns of Doncaster, Fishlake and other towns cannot pass without impediment.” (S) UKNA.
8/25/1424, Alice Lady Deincourt quitclaimed all rights to the manor and advowsons of Aynho.
4/1/1430, William lord Lovell and Holande to Henry archbishop of Canterbury, Alice dame Deyncourte, … Charter with warranty of the manor and castle of Werdour, … (S) CCRs.
1431, “Schedule of a licence to alienate land and rents to religious institutions for the establishment of a perpetual chantry (notwithstanding the statute of mortmain), by Alice Deyncourt for the souls of her husband, parents and all the faithful dead etc.” (S) UKNA.
Alice wrote her will leaving gifts to her family, and to her sister lady Lumley.
6/20/1433, Alice died; buried at Thurgarton. “Deyncourte, Alice, who was the wife of William, sr, kt: Lincs.” (S) UKNA, IPM.
7/4/1433, Alice late the wife of William Deyncourt, knight, the elder, who held in dower and otherwise for life after the death of the said William (of the inheritance of Alice wife of William Lovel knight and Margaret wife of Ralph Cromwell, knight, the sisters and heirs of William Deyncourt knight the son and heir of John Deyncourt knight the brother and heir of Ralph Deyncourt the son and heir of the said William Deyncourt knight the elder) certain lands which are held of the king in chief; Lincoln; Derby; Northampton; Lincoln. (S) CFRs.
(S) A Gen. and Heraldic Dic. of the Peerages of England, Burke, 1831, P168. (S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P618. (S) Patriarchy and Families of Privilege, Rosenthal, 1991, P164. (S) The Topographer and Genealogist, Nichols, 1858, P247.
· 6/25/1442, William Lovell, knight, and wife Alice [d/o John Deyncourt], Ralph Cromwell, knight, and wife Margaret [sister of Alice], and 4 others found a chantry for the souls of “Alice late the wife of William Deyncourt, knight, John Deyncourt, knight, and Joan his wife [Alice’s parents] …” (S) CPRs.
Children of William and Alice:
i. Ralph Deincourt, born 6/24/1379 in Yorkshire, England.
11/7/1384, Ralph died leaving his brother John as his heir.
ii. John Deyncourt (1901418), born 2/28/1382 in Yorkshire, England. [2nd son]