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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Lord William la Zouche & Agnes Greene

7605590. Lord William la Zouche & 7605591. Agnes Greene

1342, William de la Zusche born in England, heir & s/o 15211180. William la Zouche & 15211181. Elizabeth de Roos.

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

~1346, Agnes born in England, d/o 2110860. Sir Henry de Greene & 2110861. Catherine de Drayton.

10/27/1351, Licence for William la Zouche of Haryngworth [this William’s great-grandfather] to grant to William son of William la Zouche of Toteneys and Agnes, his wife, in tail the manor of Briggewater. (S) CPRs.

[––William & Agnes––]

By 1352, William of Toteneys married to Agnes.

3/11/1352, William’s grandfather died.

3/13/1352, IPM of William la Zouche of Haryngworth. … William la Zouche, son of Eudo la Zouche, aged [30, 33] years and more at Christmas last, is his heir. … Northampton: … Berughby. The manor … [contingent on heirs] remainder to William, son of William la Zouche, and Agnes his wife and the heirs of their bodies … (S) CIsPM.

7/13/1377, Richard II, age 10, crowned king of England.

10/24/1380, Commission of oyer and terminer to James Daudele, knight, … on complaint by William son of William la Zouche (15211180), knight, that although he, as lord of 2 parts of the town of Bruggewater, co. Somerset, should have view of frank-pledge, as had his ancestors, … prevented his steward from holding his court … entered his free warren … assaulted his servants. (S) CPRs.

3/14/1381, William named executor in his father’s will.

1/7/1382, William summoned to parliament.

3/8/1382, Commission … treasonable hostile rising of divers evildoers … to arrest, imprison and punish … also appointed commissioners of oyer and terminer … William la Zouche of Haryngworth, William la Zouche the younger, … county of Northampton. (S) CPRs.

4/23/1382, William, 3rd Lord Zouche of Harringworth, Northamptonshire, age 40 at the death of his father.

11/16/1383, Commission of oyer and terminer to William la Zouche, … co. Northampton, … (S) CPRs.

9/28/1384, Commission of oyer and terminer to John le Warre, William la Zouche, … co. Northampton, … (S) CPRs.

4/30/1385, William la Zouche of Haryngworth', knight, querent, andThomas Bertram of Lillebourne andAvice, his wife, deforciants. Land in Cosseby, Walton’. Plean of covenant. (S) Feet of Fines, Leicestershire.

5/8/1385, Licence … hospital of St. John Baptist, Bruggewater, … of the heir of the earl of March, a minor, and in the custody of William la Zouche of Haryngworth, … (S) CPRs. [Roger de Mortimer, heir apparent of Richard II.]

7/1385, William accompanied King Richard II into Scotland, provoked by the arrival of a French army into Scotland the previous summer. [No major battles, reached Edinburgh on 8/11.]

5/8/1387, William la Zouche of Totnes granted a market and fair at Harringworth, Northamptonshire. (S) Gaz. of Markets and Fairs in England and Wales to 1516.

1387, William licensed to crenellate his manor of Harringworth.

7/12/1388, Commission of peace … William la Zouche of Haryngworth, … county of Northampton. (S) CPRs.

1388, William removed from court by the Lords Appelant.

5/12/1390, Order to the escheator in the county of York to make a partition into 2 equal parts of the manor of Ravenesthorp … by the death of William de Cantilupo (III), 'chivaler,' … pourparty belonging to (1) William la Zouche the son (7605590) … and to retain the other pourparty, … (2) John son and heir of John de Hastynges, late earl of Pembroke, the son of John (d.1375) the son of Laurence [earl of Pembroke, d.1348] the son of John (d.1325) the son of John (5910050) the son of Joan (11820101), daughter and one of the heirs of William de Cantilupo (5000486), brother of Nicholas de Cantilupo (I) the father of William (I) the father of Nicholas(II) the father of William (II) the father of William (III), who died without heir of his body … and (1) s/o William la Zouche (15211180), 'chivaler,' son of Eudo (30422360) the son of William (30421150) the son of Millicent (2500243), daughter and other heir of the said William (III) … (S) CCRs.

12/1391-4/1393, Agnes died.


11/20/1394, William summoned to parliament.

William married 2nd Elizabeth le Despenser, widow of John de Arundel, 2nd Lord Arundel. [No children.]

5/2/1396, William, Lord of Totteneys, wrote his will: To be buried in the chapel within the manor of Haryngworth. To Elizabeth my wife a cross … plate which I had by the gift of lady le Despenser my mother (inlaw). My sons Edmond, Thomas and Hugh. My daughter Alienor Lovell. Executors:- My wife, my brother Eudo la Zouche, Sir Hugh le Despesner, knight, and John Pacon. (S) Early Lincoln Wills, Gibbons, 1888, P93.

5/13/1396, William died.

5/16/1396, Writ for IPM of William la Zouche of Haryngworth, knight. Hertford: … The said William and Agnes had issue William, who is still living. Cadyngdon. The manor, … Keynesworth. The manor, … He died on Saturday before St Dunstan last. William la Zouche, knight, aged 23 years and more, is his son and heir. Norfolk: … Dokkyng. The manor … London: … shops … Buckingham: … Bedford: Eyton. The manor, … Toturnho. The manor. Houghton. The manor. … Berks: … Oxford: … Somerset:  Bruggewater. The manor, … Wilts: Calston. The manor, … Calne. The hundred, with a water-mill, … Northampton: Blacolvesley. The manor … Bramfeld and Little Houghton. The manors … Rutland: Kylpesham. The manor, … Lincoln: Lavyngton. The manor, … Kynthorp. The manor, … Wythcall. The manor, … Warwick: … Leciester: … Ilkeston. The manor, … Nottingham: Greseley. The castle and manor, with the advowson of the priory of Bevale … Worcester: … Salop: … Devon: Totteneys. The castle and manor, with the free borough of Totteneys and the hamlet of Lodeswell, … Cornworth. The manor, … (S) CIsPM. [18 counties and London, 87+ knights’ fees.]

(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P924. (S) Complete Peerage, Cokayne.

Family notes:

·         10/24/1380, There is a William la Zouche of Braunfeld [Northampton], knight, at this time.

Children of William and Agnes: [5 sons, 1 daughter]

i. William la Zouche, born 1371 in England.

7/3/1396, Order to cause William son and heir of William la Zouche of Haryngworth, knight, to have full seisin of all the lands which his father held … with reversion to him ; as the king has taken his homage and fealty. (S) CFRs.

1409, William holding Stoke Mandeville. Eudo la Zouche (30422360) died in 1326, and Joan Inge (30422361) claimed the manor as part of her own inheritance. She afterwards married Sir William Moton, who held half a knight's fee in Stoke Mandeville in 1346. Another Sir William Moton died seised in 1393. It was claimed by William la Zouche of Totteneys, the [great]grandson of Eudo la Zouche and Joan. William la Zouche was successful, as he held the manor of Stoke Mandeville in 1409. (S) Stoke Mandeville, A Hist. of the Co. of Buckingham, V2, 1908.

ii. Eleanor la Zouche (3802795), born ~1373 in England.