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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Sir William Howard & Alice Fitton

11820288. Sir William Howard & 11820289. Alice Fitton

~1260, William Hayward born in Lenn, Norfolk, England, s/o §§William Hereward.

~1265, Alice born in England.

8/19/1274 at Westminster abbey, Edward I crowned king of England.

William married Alice Fitton.


William married 2nd Alice Ufford (b.aft.1273); d/o 60845680. Robert de Ufford. [No children.]

2/6/1292, Licence for the alienation in mortmain … William Hayward to the prior and convent of Bernwell … land in Wygenhale.

6/7/1293, William Haward and John de Batesford appointed to take assizes in York, Northumberland, Westmoreland, Cumberland, Lancaster, Nottingham, and Derby. (S) CCRs, V17.

2/7/1294, Association of William Haward, in the room of Adam de Shropham, with … in a commission de walliis et fossatis, at Middleton, Rungeton, and Sechithe, co. Norfolk. (S) CPRs.

1297, William Haward (Howard), King's justice in Suffolk. (S) UKNA.

1/4/1297, Commission of oyer and terminer to William Haward and Nicholas de Turberville, … (S) CPRs.

4/21/1298, Appointment of William Haward to the custody of the lands on the Thames near Rethercherche, which are affected by incursions of fresh and salt water by reason of the rupture of the river band or wall there. (S) CPRs.

1298, William Howard purchased Grancourt manor in East Winch, near Lynn, Norfolk, where he had a moated house, of Thomas de Grancourt.

9/25/1299, Grant to Edmund, earl of Cornwall, … before … and William Haward, justices lately appointed to hear and determine trespasses comitted against the earl … (S) CPRs.

4/1300, 2 messuages, 4 carucates and 60 acres of land, 50 of meadow, with 6 marks per ann. rent, in East Winch and Middleton, were settled by fine of Robert de Shuldham on William and Alice his wife.

1/1301, William attended parliament at Lincoln, providing counsel to the king. (S) CCRs, V18.

2/20/1301, Licence for the alienation in mortmain by William Haward to the abbot and convent of Derham … marsh in Wygenhale. (S) CPRs.

11/26/1302, Commission … at the request of H. king of Norway, to William Haward and John le Bretun, … agreement … town of Holcham, co. Norfolk, … (S) CPRs.

1304, The poor people of Hertfordshire complain that William Howard and his companions have been appointed as justices in several counties to hear pleas of the crown and assizes, and that they are so busy with the pleas of the crown that they do not have time to take the assizes.

7/7/1305, Grant to William Howard and Alice his wife … custody, during the minority of the heirs, of the manor of Knapton, … late of Gyles de Playz, tenant in chief, … (S) CPRs.

1306, William and Alice listed as receiving presents in the accounts of the chamberlains of Lynn.

6/1/1307, Commission de walliis et fossatis to William de Carleton, William Houward, … and John le Bretun, in the county of Norfolk. (S) CPRs.

7/7/1307, Edward II became king on the death of his father.

5/24/1308, Safe-conduct, … merchants of Almain, coming to England … By K., at the instance of William Haward. (S) CPRs.

By 8/24/1308, William of Wiggenhall died. (S) UKNA.

7/16/1310, Commission of oyer … on complaint by Alice, late the wife of William Howard, … (S) CPRs.

(S) An Essay towards a Topo. Hist. of the Co. of Norfolk, V9, 1808.

Family notes:

·         William appears in about 200 records of the CPRs.

·         1297-1308, William, Chief Justice of  the Common Pleas [as described under his portrait in the widow of the church of Long Melford, Suffolk.]

·         4/20/1235, Safe-conduct, until Christmas, for William Hereward, merchant of Lenne, going to Norway with his ship and things and merchandise therein. (S) CPRs.

·         A seafaring family. William’s (11820288) grandfather a seafaring merchant, his son John an Admiral.

Child of William and Alice:

i. John Howard (5910144), born ~1285 in England.

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