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Saturday, May 21, 2011

Lord William Sturmy & Joane de Stockhey & Sir John de Beaumont

7605250. Lord William Sturmy & 7605251. Joane de Stockhey & 7605236. Sir John de Beaumont

~1340, John Bello Monte born in Sherwell, Devon, England. (S) Collections Towards a Description of the Co. of Devon, Pole, 1791, P408.

1348, The Black Death entered the west countryside of England [likely entering through Bristol].

~1350, Joane born in England, heiress of Crawthorn and Stockhey, [now Berkshire].

~1350, William Esturmy born in Wolfhall, Wiltshire, England, s/o 15210500. Geoffrey Esturmi.

[––John & Joan––]

~1368, John married Joan. (S) See 4/1/1427 & 2/8/1428.

12/30/1373, “Release from Sir John de Beaumont, Kt. and Stephen Polsagh to William Fitz Water and heirs and assigns of his claim on the manors of Langunet (St. Veep and Lanreath), Menely (St. Veep) and Penros(e) Burdon (St. Breward and St. Tudy).” (S) UKNA.

By 1379, Beatrice de Bradeney, widow of Simon of Bradney, was seised of the manor of Bradeney, and granted it to John Beaumont knight and Joan his wife and to the heirs of their bodies, with remainder to the right heirs of John Beaumont, in fee tail. (S) See 2/8/1428. (S) Hist. of Somerset, V6, 1992, Bawdrip.

3/12/1379, John of Shirwell, Devon died holding Heanton and Bradney, Cornwall. (S) Magna Britannica, 1814, P339.

[––William & Joan––]

1379, William married 2nd Joane widow of Sir John Beaumont.

6/21/1377, Richard II, age 10, son of the Black Prince, succeeded Edward III as King of England.

1381, Grant, Henry Esturmy to Robert Newyntone, … of all his goods and chattels, movable and immovable, live and dead, with their issues and increments, in all his manors in Hants. Witnesses, William Esturmy his heir, Sir Henry Esturmy, … (S) UKNA.

6/17/1381, William heir to his uncle Henry.

6/24/1381, Commitment to John Roche, knight, and William Estormy of the office of keeper of the king's forest of Savernake, which office belonged to Henry Estormy. (S) CFRs.

6/28/1381, IPM of Henry Esturmy. Wilts: Borbache and Coulesfelde. The manor … by service of a horseman in the king’s army with hauberk, iron cap and barded horse. Wyke. 2 messuages and 2 virgates of land … Stapelford. A moiety of the manor, with the advowson … Fyghelden. The manor, … He died on 17 June last. William Esturmy, aged 25 years and more, son of Geoffrey Esturmy his brother, is his heir. (S) CIsPM.

8/7/1381, Order to Thomas de Illeston, escheator in the counties of Southampton and Wilts, to deliver to William Esturmy, son of Geoffrey Esturmy the brother of Henry Esturmy, and kinsman and heir of the said Henry, the lands late of his said uncle ; as the king has taken his homage and fealty. (S) CFRs,

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.

1390, Sir William involved in the foundation of Winchester college.

12/3/1390, William Esturmy knight and Henry de Popham to be paid £11 4s. for 28 days at parliament at Westminster representing Suthampton. (S) CCRs.

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.

12/2/1391, Kames Chudlegh and William Esturmy knights to be paid £17 12s. for 44 days at parliament at Westminster representing Devon. (S) CCRs.

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 council 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.

1393, William Esturmy, son of Geoffrey Esturmy brother of Henry Esturmy, decd., attached to answer concerning relief due for all lands and tenements which said Henry his uncle held of Crown in chief at his death, for which said William did homage and fealty to King. [see 6/28/1381] … William then gives King £20 10s 4d relief. (S) UKNA.

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. [While Richard II was in Ireland, Henry Bolingbroke (future Henry IV), Duke of Hereford, who had been banished by Richard II landed at Ravenspur; then proceeded through the Lancastrian lands in the north and took York.

9/29/1399, Richard II, a prisoner in the Tower, abdicated his crown to Henry.

9/30/1399, Henry IV succeeded Richard II as King of England. [Richard II died a prisoner in the Tower.]

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 2 others, to make a treaty of alliance with Rupert K. of the Romans. (S) Rymer's Foedera, V8.

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.

4/25/1406, Robert [Hulle] the elder, querent, and Henry Foleford' and Willelma, his wife, deforciants. Henry and Willelma have granted to Robert 17 messuages, ..., 108 shillings of rent, ... with the homages and all services of ..., William Esturmy, knight, and Joan, his wife, ..., John Hankeford' and Joan, his wife, ..., Walter Bonde, ..., [Cornwall, Devon] (S) Feet of Fines, CP 25/1/290/61, number 104.

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) Hist. of the Co. of Wiltshire, V10, 1075.

2/1/1418, William Esturmy knight to … appointing them to give William Hankeforde (2097254) knight chief justice of the King's Bench, Robert Hulle (2097260) the elder one of the justices of the Common Bench, Robert Hulle (738676) the younger of Spaxton, … the manors of Belanye [and] Pollynge … (S) CCRs.

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.

4/22/1410, Grant to the king’s knight John Cornewaill, ‘chivaler,’ in lieu … invalid because the said Isabel [wife of son William] and Joan [wife of John] are not deceased … keeping all the lands which the said William Beaumont held … (S) CPRs.

3/19/1427, At his inn in the parish of St. Bridget in London, William wrote his will. Sturmy’s heirs were his daughter Agnes (once wife of William Ringbourne, a son of a kinsman and former steward of Bishop Wykeham, and now wife of John Holcombe) and John Seymour (the son of his elder daughter, Maud, by Roger Seymour of Hatch Beauchamp, holder of the barony of Beauchamp of Somerset).

3/21/1427, William of Chadham in com. Wilts., Lord of Wolf-hall [the last of the Esturmy Wardens] died; buried at Easton. (S) UKNA.

4/1/1427, Writ for IPM of William Sturmy, 'chivaler'. Somerset: … Beatrice de Bradeney was formerly seised of the manor of Bradney in her demesne as of fee. She gave this to John Beaumont, knight , and Joan his wife and their heirs, remainder to John’s right heirs. John and Joan were seised in their demesne as of fee tail. John died and Joan, who survives, married William Sturmy , named in the writ, who held the manor in right of Joan his wife. … annual value £10. He died on 23 March last. Agnes wife of John Holcombe , one of his daughters, and John Seymour his kinsman as son of Maud his other daughter, are his next heirs and are of age, Agnes 40 years and more and John Seymour 26 years and more. Dorset: … Wiltshire: He held the manor of Figheldean … [various properties] … He died on 23 March last. Agnes wife of John Holcombe , one of his daughters, and John Seymour his kinsman as son of Maud his other daughter, are his next heirs and are of age, Agnes 40 years and more and John Seymour 26 years and more. (S) MMC, E-CIPM 22-717.


12/6/1427, To the escheator in the county of Suthampton and in Wiltesir. Order to take of Joan who was wife of William Sturmy knight an oath etc., and in presence of John Holcombe who has taken to wife Agnes one of the daughters and heirs of the said William, and of John Seymour son of Maud his other daughter and heir, or of their attorneys, to assign her dower. (S) CCRs.

2/8/1428, To the escheator in Somerset. Order to meddle no further with the manor of Bradeney, delivering to Joan who was wife of William Sturmy knight any issues thereof; as it is found by inquisition, … that Beatrice de Bradeney was seised of the said manor, and gave it to John Beaumont knight and Joan his wife and to the heirs of their bodies, with remainder to the right heirs of John Beaumont, that they were thereof seised in fee tail, that John Beaumont died, and Joan took the said William to her husband, that at his death he held the manor in her right. (S) CFRs.

1429, Joan died, buried with William.

4/29/1429, Writ for IPM of Joan late the wife of William Sturmy, 'chivaler' in the counties of Southampton and Wilts. (S) CFRs.

(S) Peerage of England, Collins, 1812, P147. (S) Collections Towards a Description if the Co. 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.

Family notes:

·         William’s ancestors were bailiffs and guardians of the forest of Savernake.

Child of John and Joan:

i. William Beaumond (3802618), born ~1370 in England.

Child of William and Joan:

i. Agnes Sturmi, born ~1380 in England.

Agnes married William Ringbourne.

1421, William Ringbourne, Sheriff of Hants.

William died.

1422-23, Ringbourne, William, esq. Assignment of dower of Agnes, his wife: Hants. (S) UKNA.

By 1427, Agnes married John Holcombe.

12/10/1427, Order to the escheator in the counties of Southampton and Wilts … daughters of William Sturmy 'chivaler' make a partition into 2 equal parts … saving to Joan late the wife of William her reasonable dower … and retaining the pourparty of Agnes wife of John Holcombe, the other daughter and heir … to take the fealty of the said John Holcombe and cause him and Agnes to have full seisin. (S) CFRs.

1429, Agnes coheir to her mother.

7/5/1429, Joan late the wife of William Esturmy, knight, on the day of her death held in dower … of the inheritance of Agnes the wife of John Holcombe, one of the daughters and heirs of the said William, and John Seymour, the kinsman and other heir of the said William, … the said John Seymour, and John Holcombe and Agnes, to have full seisin of the pourparties. (S) CFRs.

1455, Agnes died.

ii. Maud Esturmi (3802625), born ~1381 in England.

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