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Sunday, December 5, 2010

Lord William Lovell & Lady Alesia Deincourt

950708. Lord William Lovell & 950709. Lady Alesia Deincourt

1397, William born in England, s/o 3802794. John Lovel & 3802795. Eleanor la Zouche.

1405, Alice born in England, d/o 1901418. Lord John Deincourt & 1901419. Joan Gray.

5/11/1406, Alesia’s father died.

5/1/1407, Licence, for 20 marks paid in the hanaper by Joan Deyncourt, daughter and heiress of Robert Grey of Rotherfeld, ‘chivaler,’, deceased, for her to enfeoff Alesia late the wife of William de Eyncourt, ‘chivaler,’, … of the manor of Duston, co. Northampton, held in chief, …  with successive remainder to William Deyncourt her son … Alesia and Margaret his sisters … (S) CPRs.

9/10/1408, John’s father died.

12/6/1408, Alesia’s mother died, her brother William the heir.

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

10/19/1414, William heir to his father John.

1/24/1415, Writ for IPM of John Lovell, knight. … Norfolk: He held nothing in Norfolk. He died on 19 Oct. last. William his son and heir is aged 17 years and more. … Oxford: King’s Sutton, the manor, … Minster Lovell, the reversion of the manor after the death of Maud, widow of John Lovell, knight, his father. She is still living … (S) CIsPM.

8/13/1415, King Henry V’s force of 12,000 landing at the mouth of the Seine at Harfleur.

9/22/1415, English capture Harfleur after a siege.

10/25/1415, William one of the “lances” at the battle of Agincourt with the Duke of Gloucester. The English longbows gave “a terrifying hail of arrow shot.” French estimate of their own dead of 4,000 would imply a ratio of nearly 9 to 1 in favour of the English.

1417, William retained to serve the King Henry V with 6 men at arms, and archers in the wars in France; and before the end of the year to serve at sea with 2 men at arms and 4 archers.

10/6/1421, William served again in the wars in France. King Henry V began the siege of Meaux, France, which did not end until 5/9/1422.

8/31/1422, Henry V died in France at the siege of Meaux; Henry VI, and infant, succeeding.

1422, Alice’s brother William, Lord D'Eyncourt, died, his wife Elizabeth [Beaumont] surviving.

1422-3, “Divers Counties: D'Eyncourt lands: Extent of the possessions of Alice and Margaret, co-heiresses of William, Lord D'Eyncourt.” [William their brother.]

2/1/1423, Alice and Margaret sisters and heirs of William son and heir of John Deyncourt knight and of Joan his wife, who died within age in ward of the late king, ought not by reason of any statute or by the common law to be married without licence of the now king, they shall not so marry. (S) CCRs.

5/4/1423, William heir to his paternal grandmother Maud (7605589).

1423, William, age 24, took livery of his lands after doing homage to Henry VI [age 1]; inherited by descent of John, Lord Lovel his father, and Maud, heir & d/o Robert de Holland, his grandmother.

2/14/1424, William on a commission of oyer and terminer with Warwick, Stafford, and knights William Ferrers of Groby, Ralph Cromwell, … county of Warwick. (S) CPRs.

[––William & Alice––]

1424, William, 7th Lord Lovel, married Alice.

7/4/1424, To the escheator in Norhamptonshire. Order to take the fealty of William Lovell knight, who has taken to wife Alice sister of William son and heir of John Deyncourt knight, … (S) CCRs.

1426-1456, William summoned to parliament.

11/6/1429, Henry VI crowned king of England.

1429, William retained to serve the King Henry VI [age 7] with 29 men at arms, and 80 archers in France. [Charles VI had been crowned, and claimed the throne of France, which since 1422 had belonged to Henry VI through his mother.]

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.

9/24/1432, Lands of 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 Lovell 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. (S) CFRs.

1433, Margaret de Arundel, widow of Lord Roos, received a book of Gospels in French from Alesia, Lady Deyncourt. (S) Growth of English Schooling, Moran, 2014, P155.

8/11/1433, Order to the escheator county Lincoln to make a partition into two equal parts … lands … which Alice late the wife of William Deyncourt, knight, the elder, … in dower of the inheritance of Alice (whom William Lovel, knight, has taken to wife), one of the sisters and heirs of William Deyncourt, knight, the son and heir of John Deyncourt, knight, the elder, and Margaret wife of Ralph Cromwell, knight, the other sister and heir … the king has taken homage and fealty from William Lovell by reason of his having issue by Alice his wife, and the fealty of Ralph Cromwell. (S) CFRs.

2/26/1434, William de Lovell, knight, William le Zouche, knight … Commission … to treat with the important persons in the county for a considerable loan to the king … Northampton. (S) CPRs.

3/1434, William’s mother died.

6/12/1434, William Lovell, wirt of liver setting forth inquisition finding that Eleanor who was the wife of John Lovell, Kt., held in dower on the day she died, 30 acres of land and 10 acres of meadow, and 38s. 3d. rent, in Wich-Malbank and Copenha,; that the reversion of the same pertained to William son and heir of the aforesaid John and Eleanor ; … 40 acres of land … the said Eleanor died on Monday next after the Feast of St. Gregory the Pope “last past” and that the said William was next heir. (S) Rpt. of the Dep. Keeper, V37, 1876, P477.

3/28/1436, “Joan Gage … to William [Lovel] Lord of Lovell and Holand, …”. (S) UKNA.

1437-38, “William, Lord Lovell of Holand to William West: Grant, …”. (S) UKNA.

10/14/1440, John Thorp of Elyngton, … for not appearing before … late justicies of the Bench, to answer William Lovell, knight, touching a plea of trespass against him … Northampton. (S) CPRs.

3/15/1442, Licence for William, bishop of Lincoln, … to grant to Ralph Cromwell, knight, and Margaret his wife, William Lovell, knight, and Alesia his wife a messuage, garden, … to hold to them and the heirs of Margaret and Alesia by the services due … (S) CPRs.

6/25/1442, William and wife Alice, Ralph and wife Margaret [sister of Alice], and 4 others found a chantry for the souls of “Alice [Alice’s grandmother] late the wife of William Deyncourt, knight, John Deyncourt, knight, and Joan his wife [Alice’s parents] …” (S) CPRs.

11/1442, Alice and her sister Margaret coheirs of their cousin Robert Deincourt.

3/1/1446, William Lovell of Rotherfield Grays, esq, brother of William Lovell, kt and Elizabeth the wife of William Lovell, esq to John Denysshe, esq for life. The manor of Exceat with fisheries [Sussex]. (S) UKNA.

11/4/1446, Grant of William Lovell, knight, to John Lovell knight and Joan his wife, to hold to them and to the heirs of the said John, together with the advowson of the church … (S) Works of the Camden Soc., Iss34.

1447, In consideration of his services “in foreign parts”, and by reason of infirmity, William given a special exemption from attending parliament.

12/12/1447, Licence, for £10. Paid … for John, archbishop of Canterbury, William, bishop of Lincoln, Hunphrey, duke of Buckingham, William, marquis and earl of Suffolk, William Lovell, knight, Ralph Cromwell, knight, … to found a gild in the parish church of Thame of themselves and others; … (S) CPRs.

2/14/1448, Order to the escheator in the county of Northampton ; … inquisition … Elizabeth late lady Deyncourt on the day of her death held a third part of the manor of Duston of the endowment of William lord Deyncourt (brother of Alice), knight, late her husband, with reversion to Alice wife of William lord Lovell knight, and to Margaret wife of Ralph lord Cromwell knight, the sisters and heirs of the said William lord Deyncourt … (S) CFRs.

8/1/1449, William lord de Lovell, knight, on a commission to collect the 15th and 10th in the county of  Oxford. (S) CFRs.

5/1450, Richard Vernon ... complaintants, and William Lovell, Knight, and Alesia his wife deforciants of the manor of Yoxhall, in co. Stafford, and the manors of Askham, Drynghouse and Baynton, in co. York. ... for the grant the complaintants gave them 1000 marks. (S) Coll.’s Hist. Staffordshire, V11, 1890, P247.

1451, William made Constable of the castle of Wallingford on the death of the Duke of Suffolk.

4/16/1452, Commission de kidellis to … William Lovell, knight, lord of Lovell, … (S) CPRs.

6/25/1452, “Letter of attorney by John Talbot, Viscount de Lisle, William, lord of Lovell, …”. (S) UKNA.

6/8/1453, William lord Lovell knight, Edmund Hampden knight, Richard Drayton esquire ; £331 15d ; in the county of Oxford to impoverished towns. (S) CFRs.

6/13/1454, William died. “... finding of an inquisition, viz., that William Lovell, Kt., died seized ... by the name of William, Lord of Lovell, Burnell, and Holand ... died on 13th of June “last” past, and that John Lovell, Kt., was his son and heir, and of 22 years on the morrow of Easter “last past”. (S) Dep. Keeper of Public Records, V37, 1876, P481. [Date of record: 8/13/1455.]


6/14/1455, Writ of diem clausit extremum to the escheator(s) in the counties after the death of William Lovell, knight ; Oxford and Berks ; Essex and Hertford ; Wilts ; Northampton ; Warwick and Leicester ; Stafford ; Salop ; Buckingham ; Surrey ; Kent ; York ; London (Stephen Forster, mayor and escheator) ; Gloucester and the adjacent marches of Wales ; Worcester ; city of York (Richard Lemyngton, mayor and escheator). (S) CFRs.

1455, Alice heir to her sister Margaret, wife of Ralph, Lord Cromwell.

1455, Petitioner. Alice Lovell, widow of William Lovell, knight. Lovell requests the grant of letters patent in the form of ... a licence that Lovell can have, enter and be seised in the lands, estates, offices and rights of Margaret her sister whose heir she is, of which she was seised in fee tail and those that should descend to her after the death of Margaret's husband. (S) UKNA.

1455-60, Letter of John, Lord Lovell, to his father-in-law, Vicount Beaumont. ‘Right worshipful, and my most best-beloved lord father, ... In the letter, John’s mother Alice commends herself to Viscount Beaumont. (S) Original Letter, Fenn, 1787, P-xlii.

3/1456, Alice’s petition to be seised of her sister Margaret’s lands granted by the King. (S) UKNA.

1456, “Alice, widow of William, Lord Lovell v Robert Echard, clerk: Entitlement to certain estates in Nottinghamshire …”. (S) UKNA.

10/21/1456, Order to the escheator in the county of Northampton [11 counties listed] to take the fealty of John Lovell knight, son and heir of William Lovell knight, and cause him to have full seisin of all the lands, … saving to Alice late the wife of the said William her reasonable dower of all the said lands. (S) CFRs.

7/28/1459, King Henry VI to Alice Lovell, late the wife of William Lovell, knt., Lady Deyncourt, daughter and heir of John Deyncourt, knt. and her heirs and assigns, grant of a fair at Woodburn, Buckinghamshire. (S) Gazetteer of Markets and Fairs to 1516.

3/1460, Alice, Lady Lovel, dismissed as governess of Prince Edward of Lancaster as he was “committed to the rule and teaching of men.” (S) The Wars of the Roses, Weir, 1995, P238.

6/28/1461, Edward IV, age 19, replaced Henry VI as King of England in London.

Bef. 1/8/1463, Alice married Ralph Boteller, Lord Sudeley.

1/9/1465, Alice’s son and heir John died, leaving as his heir a son Francis.

2/10/1473, Alice died.

5/1474, … Grant of an annual rent of 50 marks … to Francis lord Lovell (grandson), the heirs of Alice late wife of William lord Lovell, mother of the William Lovell lord Morley … (S) CCRs.

(S) Perrage of England, Collins, 1812, P342. (S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P525, P795. (S) CPRs.

Family notes:

·         ~1440, William started construction on Minster Lovell manor.

Children of William and Alice: [4 sons]

i. John Lovel (475354), born 4/1432 in England.

ii. William, Lord Lovel de Morley, born ? in England.

William married Eleanor Morley, heir & d/o Robert, Lord Morley.

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