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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Sir Ralph de Willington & Joan Champernowne

9981232. Sir Ralph de Willington & 9981233. Joan Champernowne

~1215, Ralph de Wylinton born in England, s/o 19962464. Sir Ralph de Willington & 19962465. Olympias Franc.

10/28/1216, Henry III, age 9, crowned king of England.

~1220, Joan de Campo Arnulfi born in England, heir & d/o 19962466. Sir William Champernowne & 19962467. Eva de Whitchurch.

7/6/1233, Appointment, during pleasure, of Ralph de Wyliton to the first and chief custody of the bailey and of the castle and town of Divises. (S) CPRs.

10/17/1233, Mandate to Ralph de Wyliton, constable of Devises, … (S) CPRs.

2/28/1235, Pardon to Ralph de Wylinton, for a fine, of the king’s rancor and indignation against him … (S) CPRs.

5/1/1236, Exemption, for life, of Ralph de Wylyton from bein made justice of assizes, … juries or recognitions. (S) CPRs.

5/11/1237, Order to the sheriff of Devon to take into the king’s hand all lands of Ralph of Williton junior in his bailiwick, with all property and chattels found therein, for the manifest trespass of the same Ralph in the king’s forest of Chippenham in taking the king’s venison, and similarly on account of arson and homicide which he committed in the same forest. (S) FRsHIII.

6/26/1237, Ralph, son of Ralph of Williton , has made fine with the king by 100m.  for the trespass of taking a deer in the forest of Chippenham, and …, for the repute of having killed a man in a house in which the said venison was stored, of whose death and of setting fire to that house Ralph was accused , … once Ralph has come to him and surrendered himself into the king’s prison, he is to deliver him by bail to 12 knights girded with the sword, both of his county and elsewhere, who are to have him before the abovesaid justices. (S) FRsHIII.

[––Ralph & Joan––]

Bef. 7/17/1238, Ralph married to Joan.

7/17/1240, Ralph of Williton gives 15 m. for having the custody of the manor of Turinerton’. (S) CFRsHIII.

By 8/1242, Ralph heir to his father holding knights fees in Cherington and Wiggins Hill.

8/25/1242, IPM of Thomas, earl of Warwick: 1 fee held by Ralph de Wylinton. (S) CIsPM.

1252, Ralph held Wigginshill by knight’s service.

5/25/1254, The king has committed to Ralph de Wylinton’ custody of the county of Devon and castle of Exeter for as long as it pleases the king rendering … as William de Englefeld’ rendered per annum for the custody of the aforesaid county and castle. …. By the queen. (S) FRsHIII.

1/22/1255, Exemption for life, at the instance of John de Exonia, of Ralph de Wilinton from being put on assizes, juries or recognitions and from being made sheriff, coroner, … against his will. (S) CPRs.

1255, Sir Ralph de Wyllyngton was governor of Lundy. [Some time after 1281 his grandson John de Wyllynton had possession.] (S) Collectanea Topographica et Genealogica.

1258, Ralph, Sheriff of Devonshire. (S) A Genealogical and Heraldic History, V4, Burke, P526.

1/1260, Joan de Campo Arnulfi presented to St. Gwinear, co. Cornwall.

Bef. 7/1260, Ralph died.


1262, Joan, heir of William de Champernowne, the Clare tenent of Hampton Gay in Heyford.

11/16/1272, Edward I ascended to the throne while on crusade.

11/15/1274, IPM of Richard de Henerede. Brigeheyford. The manor  held of Joan de Campo Arnulfi by service of 1 knight's fee, and a moiety of the advowson of the church of Heyford. (S) CIsPM, V2, 1906.

1275, Joan the mesne tenent of Hampton Gay.

1276, Ralph de Wylington (son) and his wife Juliana made a quitclaim of property in Shrivenham Hundred to Reynold de Clifford, who at their instance granted it to Joan de Chambernun. (S) A Hist. of the Co. of Berkshire, V4, 1924.

9/1277, Dame Joan de Champernon presented to Huntshaw.

7/13/1278, Joan de Campo Arnulfi, lady of Beaford, presented to Sir Henry le Britun to Beaford [Beauforde]. (S) The Registers of Walter Bronescombe …, 1889, P113.

7/1283, Dame Joan de Chambernun presented to High Bickington.

1284, Joan the mesne tenent of Hampton Gay, and she held the manor of Shrivenham.

[Undated] Lady Joan Champernoun [as she styled herself] founded a chantry at Umberleigh in the reign of Henry III to pray for the soul of her father William de Campo Arnulphi, with the souls of her mother and Ralph de Willington, her husband, which Risdon says “lay long neglected until the Lady Joan Champernoun allowed lands for the maintenance of a chaplain.” (S) Monasticon, P481.

1314, Lady Joan a patron of Huntshaw.

Bef. 8/14/1314, Joan died.

(S) A Genealogical History of the the Dormant, Burke, P685. (S) Lower Heyford, A Hist. of the Co. of Oxford, V6, 1959.

Child of Ralph and Joan:

i. Ralph de Wylington (4990616), born ~1240 in England.