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Sunday, July 3, 2011

Sir Otes Fitz William & Matilda de Say & Lord James de Newmarch

9994916. Sir Otes Fitz William & 9994917. Matilda de Say & 121685158. Lord James de Newmarch

~1185, James de Novo Mercato born in England, s/o 243370316. Henry de Neufmarche.

~1190, Matilda de Say born in England, d/o 19989834. Geoffrey de Say & 19989835. Alice de Vere.

1198, James’ father died.

1198, Otes born in England, heir & s/o 19989832. William Fitz Otes & 19989833. Maud de Dive.

4/6/1199, John succeeded Richard I as King of England.

[–––James & Matilda–––]

James married Matilda.

1204, Jacob de Novo M´cato paid a fine for “hnda terra que fuit fratris sui” in Somerset. (S) FMG.

1206, James succeeded his brother William, paying 200 marks for livery of the lands.

1206, James de Newmarch successfully claimed the advowson of Hardwick church, which had been chartered by Wynebald de Baalun in 1092. (S) Hist. of Buckingham, V3, 1925, Hardwick with Weedon.

10/15/1207, Thomas Corbet had been serving in Poitou, in lieu of James de Newmarch, out of whose chattels Corbet was entitled to a sum of 20 marks. (S) Antiquities of Shropshire, V7.

1208-9, James de Novo Mercato held half a fee of the bishop [of Worcester] in Aust and half in Gotherington, Gloucestershire.

1210-12, Jacobus de Novo Mercato holding 1 knight´s fee in Settone in Wiltshire, and 17 in Dorset and Somerset. (S) FMG. [And 2½ fees in Gloucestershire.]

1213, James paid an additional relief of £137 13s.

1214-15, James an opponent of King John in the barons war.

6/19/1215 at Runnymede near Windsor, King John forced to agree to the terms of the Magna Carta.

By 1215, James of Cadbury, Somerset died. His knights’ fees split between his 2 daughters.


11/1215, John Russel, steward of King John, granted wardship of one of the daughters and coheirs of James de Neufmarche, who he married to his son Ralph. (S) The Household Knights of King John, Church, 1999, P101.

9/21/1216, Safe passage granted to Matilda, “Matill q fuit ux Jacob de Novo Mercato.” (S) CPRs.

1214, Robert de Vere, 3rd Earl of Oxford, bought of the King the wardship of the heir [Otes] of William Fitz Oates, a minor, to marry to his niece.

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

1219, Otto of age.

[–––Otes & Matilda–––]

By 1219, Otto married Matilda. (S) FMG.

8/18/1219, Otto son of William has made fine with the king by 6 palfreys for having to wife Matilda, who was the wife of James de NeufmarchĂ© , if she will give her assent to this. Order to the sheriff of Buckinghamshire that, when he can establish by Matilda’s letters patent that she offers her assent and will to this, then he is to cause Otto to have full seisin without delay of all lands with appurtenances falling to her in his bailiwick. (S) FRsHIII.

11/5/1219, Matilda de Leigham gives the king half a mark for having a pone before the itinerant justices against Otto son of William, concerning 9 solidates of rent with appurtenances in Gosfield. (S) FRsHIII.

4/25/1220, Robert Mauntel has made fine with the king by 100m.  to keep the counties of Essex and Hertfordshire … by the assent of H. de Burgh, justiciar… His pledges for this fine are … Earl Robert de Vere for 5 m., …, Otto son of William for 5 m., … Peter of Tresgoz for 40s., Thomas de Longueville for 40s., …. (S) FRsHIII.

1220, Otto, son of William. Witness with Henry de Berkeley to grant by Thomas Lord Berkeley.

1220, Otto son of William the king’s die engraver for coinage in the Tower.

1221-2, Otes confirms the charter of his grandmother, Margery Fitz Harding of 1190-1206.

1231, Matilda living, gave birth to son Thomas.

1231-38, Grant by Henry Bocuinte … Witnesses: Gilbert de Hendon, Otho son of William, knights, Andrew Bukerell, Mayor of London, … (S) UKNA.

1237, Otho son of William made a grant of some land and wood in free alms at Lilestone, Essex, to the Templars. (S) Hist. of Co. of London, V1, 1909, Houses of Military Orders.

By 1238, Otes knighted.

1244, Otto fitz William held the manor of Lilystone in Essex for the king by serjeanty of engraving the die of the king’s money in the City of London. Otes held rent of assize in the City of London of 40s 6d. (S) London Eyre of 1244.

5/6/1242, From William son of William and Richard Buscecarl’, for a fine for a trespass, 10 m., by the pledge of Otto son of William and William son of Richard, knight of Elmstead. (S) FRsHIII.

1244, The City answers … Otto fitz William holds the keepership of the die of the king's money by the king's grant on condition of engraving the die when necessary and has rents in the City belonging to the serjeanty [of a manor in Lilystone, Essex] which are worth yearly 45s. 6d. … (S) London Eyre of 1244, 1970.

1256, Park Hall held by Otto Fitz-William, of the earl of Gloucester, as 2 carucates in Gestingthorp and Gosfield, by the service of 1 knight's fee.

1257, Otes of Belchamp, Gestingthorpe, and Gosfeud, Essex, and Lisson Green, Middlesex died.

6/6/1257, Writ for IPM of Otto alias Ottho son of William. Essex: Belchamp (Bello campo), 1½ carucate land held of the king in chief of the fee of the honour of Boulogne by service of ½ knight's fee. Gestingthorp and Gosfeud, 2 carucates land held of the earl of Gloucester in chief by service of 1 knight's fee. (S) CIsPM.

Family notes:

·         “Hawyse” is sometimes given as “Matilda”, due to what appears to be a singular reference, that is likely a transcription error, confusing her name with her mother’s. A reference for “Hawyse”: (S) A Genealogical History …, Burke, 1866, P401.

Children of James and Matilda:

i. Isabel de Neufmarche (33556033), born ~1208 in Cadbury, Somerset, England.

ii. Hawyse de Newmarch (60842579), born bef. 1215 in Cadbury, Somerset, England.

Children of Otes and Matilda:

i. William fitz Otho, born aft. 1219 in England.

1261, Willliam died. (S) Numismatic Chronicle and Journal, V13, 1893, P145.

6/24/1261, IPM of William son of Otho. Thomas son of Otho, his brother, aged 30 and more, is his heir. Essex: Belchamp Otten (in Bello Campo Othon'), 1 knight's fee held of the honour of Boulogne, which is in the king's hands. Gosfeud and Gestlingethorp, 2 hamlets held of the earl of Gloucester by service of one knight's fee. Gosfeud, ½ virgate land held of the heir of Ralph de Hodeng', service unspecified. (S) CIsPM.

ii. Thomas Fitz Otto (4997458), born 1231 in England.

iii. Hugh fitz Otes, born ? in England.

1/23/1275, Order to the subescheator in Essex to deliver to Hugh son of Otto [brother of Thomas, (S) CPRs, 6/8/1274] the keeping of the lands late of Thomas son of Otto, deceased, tenant in chief, during pleasure. (S) CFRs.

1/6/1280, The king has granted to Hugh son of Oto—in recompence for the custody of the serjeanty of the dies of London and Canterbury, which belonged to Thomas son of Oto, deceased, … lately granted to the said Hugh during the minority of Thomas's heir and which Hugh has now restored to the king … (S) CCRs.

7/12/1281, Grant to Hugh son of Otto of the custody, during the minority of Otto the son and heir, of the manors of Hamerton, co. Huntingdon, … which Beatrix, deceased, late the wife of Thomas son of Otto, held in dower. (S) CPRs.