Saturday, May 21, 2011
7605250. Lord William Esturmy & 7605251. Joan de Stockhay
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~1335, William born in Wolfhall, England, s/o 15210500. Henry Esturmi & 15210501. Margaret de L’Ortie.
7/13/1377, Richard II, age 10, crowned king of England.
1381, Grant, Henry Esturmy to Robert Newyntone, …. Witnesses, William Esturmy his heir, Sir Henry Esturmy, … (S) UKNA.
William married Joane, widow of Sir John Beaumont
1381, William’s father died.
5/11/1382, “Grant, William Esturmy to Sir Henry Esturmy, …, of manors of Wolfhall and Tidcombe Huse with advowson of church of Tidcombe … they shall re-enfeoff William Esturmy and Joan widow of John de Beaumont jointly for life, after celebration of their marriage …” (S) UKNA. (S) CPRs, 10/27/1409.
1391, Sir William Esturmy gave Easton priory friars the tithes and perquisites of Tidcombe church and the manor with its income from Froxfield to help them recover.
1/10/1392, Appointment of William Sturmy and James Chudleigh, John Grenville, sheriff of Devon, and Thomas Credy, the king's serjeant-at-arms, to arrest and bring before the king and coundil in Chancery Robert Yeo and John Langford. [Repeated on 2/4/1392.]
2/8/1392, William Esturmy began a trial in which the earl of Devon would be accused of threatening justices and jury men with violence. [On the 6th day the earl was present in the court.] The earl was found guilty and then pardoned by the king.
2/28/1392, Pardon to William de Esturmy, knight, for all trespasses, … (S) CPRs.
3/1/1392, Commission of array, … William Esturmy } Wilts. (S) CPRs.
7/1/1394, Pardon to William Cysel,for not appearing … executor of the will of John Beumond, knight, William Esturmy, knight, and Joan his wife, co-executrix of the will. (S) CPRs.
8/10/1394, William Esturmy, going to Ireland in the king’s company, has letters nominating … (S) CPRs.
10/13/1399, Henry IV crowned king of England.
12/18/1399, Commission of array … John, lord of Lovell, William Esturmy, ‘chivaler,’ … county of Wilts. (S) CPRs.
1401, William Esturmy an ambassador to treat with the duke of Gueldres.
11/4/1401, Memorandum of a mainprise under a pain of 100£., … John Arundell, John Herle knights of Cornwall, William Esturmy knight of Wilteshir and Robert Cary of Devon for Philip Courtenay knight, and of an undertaking by him under a pain of 1,000£, that he shall do or procure no hurt or harm to the abbot of Newenham … (S)
1402-3, Rental of the Wiltshire estates of Sir William Esturmy … Easton, Tidcombe, Wick, Froxfield, Puthall [in Little Bedwyn], Marlborough and Crofton. (S) Wiltshire and Swindon Archive Catalogue.
4/27/1402, Power for Richard bp. of Worcester, John earl of Somerset, Walter lord FitzWalter, sir William Esturmy, and two others, to make a treaty of alliance with Rupert K. of the Romans. (S) Rymer's Foedera, V8.
5/1/1402, Commission of array … William Esturmy, ‘chivaler,’ … county of Wilts. (S) CPRs.
11/18/1402 in London, Receipt by the treasurer and chamberlain of England from sir William Esturmy and John Kyngton of the documents relating to the marriage of the K.'s daughter Blanche with Louis count palatine. (S) Rymer's Foedera, V8.
3/13/1403, Licence for William Esturmy, ‘chivaler,’ to enclose and impark 300 acres … in Elvetham … (S) CPRs.
10/7/1404–11/14/1404, The “lawless” parliament called by Henry IV of England at the Great Hall of the Benedictine monastery in Coventry, Warwickshire, so called because the king refused to allow lawyers to stand as members, was led by Sir William Esturmy with the central proposal of this parliament being to tax Church lands to provide for the Kings wars and his household. William observed, “That the clergy possessed a third part of the riches of the realm, and not doing the King any personal service, it was but just they should contribute out of their revenues towards the pressing necessities of the state.” (S) The Lives of the Speaker of the House of Commons, Manning, 1851, P35.
1405, William an ambassador to treat with the grand master of the Tuetonic Order and with the Hanse.
1405-6, William Speaker of the House of Commons.
6/17/1406, … William Esturmy, lord of Burbache, co. Southampton. (S) CPRs.
8/28/1407, William an ambassador to Fr: Vlricus Master of Prussia at the Hage in Holland.
9/12/1408, “To the most renowmed prince and mighty lord L. Henrie king of England and France, and lord of Ireland … appointments first made and concluded between the noble and worthy personages William Esturmy knight, John Kington clerke, and William Brampton citizen of London your ambassadours and messengers …” (S) The letters of Fr: Vlricus Master of Prussia.
10/27/1409, … king’s knight William Esturmy … the king, in consideration of his labours at divers times on the king’s business in Almain and Prussia and other parts beyond the sea, grants to him the keeping of the said two part [of the manor of Toustok] with the advowson … (S) CPRs.
5/15/1412, “… grant of William Esturmy, knight … Witnesses: Walter Hungerford, William Chayne, knights, William Stourton, Thomas Calston …” (S) UKNA.
4/9/1413, Henry V crowned king of England.
1413, Walter de Beauchamp sold the manor of Huish to William. (S) History of the County of Wiltshire, V10, 1975.
7/12/1418, Commission to William Esturmy, ‘chivaler,’ … in the county of Wilts. (S) CPRs.
6/20/1421, Commission of array to William Sturmy, ‘chivaler,’ … on information that the king of Castile and Leon and the king of Aragon have prepared a great armada of ships and vessels of Spain with no small number of the king’s enemies … (S) CPRs.
1427, William of Chadham in com. Wilts., Lord of Wolf-hall, the last of the Esturmy Wardens, died leaving his grandson John Seymour as heir; buried with Joan at Easton. (S) UKNA.
(S) Peerage of England, Collins, 1812, P147. (S) Collections Towards a Description if the County of Devon, Pole, 1791, P408. (S) Easton Royal Conservation Area Statement, 9/2004. (S) The Seymour Family of Hatch, Somerset, and De La Mare Family of Little Hereford, Reed, 2010.
• William’s ancestors were bailiffs and guardians of the forest of Savernake.
Child of William and ?:
i. Margaret Sturmi (3802625), born bef. 1382 in England.