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Monday, July 4, 2011

Baron Robert de Mortimer & Lady Margery de Say & Sir William de Stuteville

9994928. Baron Robert de Mortimer & 9994929. Lady Margery de Say & 47281514. Sir William de Stuteville

By 1190, William born in England, s/o 94563028. Osmund de Stuteville & 94563029. Isabel fitz William. (S) See 1257.

~1192, Robert born in England, s/o 19989728. Roger de Mortimer & 19989729. Isabel de Ferrers.

~1192, Margery born in Shropshire, England, heir & d/o 19989856. Hugh de Say & 19989857. Mabel Marmion.

1191, William’s father and William’s disinherited older brother John were both at Acre in the Holy Lands.

9/1191, William’s father died on crusade at Joppa.

[––Margery & Hugh––]

1197, Hugh de Ferrars obtained by fine of 300 marks the right to marry Margery, a minor, becoming Baron of Richard’s castle in Herefordshire. [Hugh s/o 39979008. Earl William de Ferrers & 39979459. Goda de Toeni.]

5/27/1199, John crowned king of England.

By 8/1204, Hugh died; Margery returning to wardship of the King, her lands given to William de Cantilupe [sheriff].

[––Margery & Thomas––]

8/11/1205, Margery’s marriage given to Thomas de Galwey. Thomas de Galway, offered King John 1000 marks “that he might have the land of Hugh de Say”.

9/1207, Thomas paid a fine of 1000 marks to have the lands of Hugh de Say.

Aft. 1207, Thomas fell out with the King and was never married to Margery.

[–––Robert & Margery–––]

1210, Robert, of Essex, obtained the right to marry Margery by fine, becoming baron of Richard’s castle, which included 23 knight’s fees. [There were many legal proceedings by Robert against the “de Say” families over these lands.]

1212, Robertus de' Mortuo Mari tenet Tametebir', Cliftun, Sapy, Cura, Iadefen, Sheldesleg', Sutton, et Stanfort per servicium iiijor militum et quinte partis unius militis de dono domini regis cum filia et herede Hugonis de Say. (S) Testa de Nevill, 1920. [Robert held lands of the daughter (Margery) of Hugh de Say.]

7/1213, Robert de Mortimer proffers "to serve the King for a year with 9 other knights, and at his own cost, if he may be quit of the debt which he owes the King for his fine for having his wife.”

7/30/1215, Margaret de Say, in presence of the King John at Brug, names Robert de Mortimer her husband as her attorney to sue Gilbert de Say and all others against whom she wished to proceed in obtaining her inheritance.

12/3/1215, Robert de Mortimer has restitution of the land of Berewic in Sussex which, having been the property of Mabel de Say, mother of Mortimer’s wife, was now in the hand of Robert Marmion Senior.

5/12/1216, King Louis VIII of France, after a successful landing, crowned King of England in London. In June, Louis captured Winchester and controlled half of England. Robert remained loyal to King John.

8/9/1216, Robert, a royalist, granted all such lands in Worcestershire that were held by tenants adverse to the King.

8/12/1216, Robert granted a weekly market and a yearly fair at Richard’s castle by King John. (S) Gaz. of Markets and Fairs.

10/19/1216, Henry III, age 9, succeeded John as King of England. Louis of France also claimed the throne.

5/20/1217, English forces, with the aid of previous rebel barons, defeated the French forces at Lincoln.

1218, Give Robert Marmion, junior, who has returned to allegience, seisin of his lands; Robert de Mortimer, and his men, and Ralph Tirel, constable of Pevensey, and his men, will not allow Robert Marmion to possess his lands in peace. (S) UKNA.

Bef. 1219, Robert Mortimer, and Margaret de Say, according to the tenor of the charter of Osbert Fitz-Hugh, founder of the church of Blessed Mary of Westwood. (S) Houses of Benedictine nuns: Priory of Westwood, A Hist. of the Co. of Worcester: V2, 1971.

1219, Margareta de Say filia Hugonis de Sai, quondam uxor Roberti de Mortuomari, quitclaimed to the monks of Worcester Cathedral priory certain services due to her from their manor of Boraston. (S) FMG.

1219, Robert died.

7/3/1219, Order to the sheriff of Essex to cause Margaret de Say , who was the wife of Robert de Mortimer, to have, without delay, her rightful dower of the lands formerly of Robert, her former husband, which fall to him by inheritance in his bailiwick. (S) FRsHIII.


1216, William de Stuteville a knight of Earl de Warrene.

[–––William & Margery–––]

9/1219, William de Stutevill married Margery.

11/23/1219, William de Stuteville has made fine with the king by 2 palfreys for having Margaret who was the wife of Robert de Mortimer to wife with all lands and tenements that fall to her by inheritance. Order to the sheriff of Herefordshire to cause William to have full seisin without delay of all lands and tenements that fall to her by inheritance in his bailiwick. (S) FRsHIII.

12/26/1219, William Crassus, the first-born, has made fine with the king by £100 for having the daughter and heiress of Thomas of London as his wife … his pledges …: Earl W. Marshal for 50m.  … Fulk fitz Warin for 10m.  Walter of Clifford for 10m.  … William de Stuteville for 10m.  … Hugh de Mortimer for 10m.  Roger of Clifford for 10m.  (S) FRsHIII.

7/5/1221, Peter, son of Peter son of Edwin gives the king the third part of £37 for doing justice against William de Stuteville and Margaret, his wife, … (S) FRsHIII.

1222, Margery and husband William conveyed a moiety of the manor of Dodderhill to her mother Mabel for her lifetime.

1223, William de Stuteville and Margaret his wife, of Richard's Castle, claimed the custody of Jordan the Butler's daughter and heir Christiane. (S) [Jordan s/o Avenel the Butler & Christiane Clement.] (S) Hist. of Warwick, V6, 1951, Dunchurch and Thurlaston.

[During this time King Henry’s forces were suppressing the rebellions in Wales and Ireland. See 1238]

9/3/1228, Marcher barons were called into service when the negotiations were not going well. The next day King Henry sent a summons to more than 100 others that went into battle against the Welsh [the 1st documented general call to military service of the king.]

1229, William paid 40 marks for 23 knights’ fees.

5/8/1229, William de Stuteville granted a yearly fair and weekly market at his manor of Gressenhall, Norfolk.

1229-32, Willliam sheriff of Yorkshire.

1231, William pardoned for marrying Margaret, relict of Robert Mortimer, by fine of 2 palfreys and 20s in silver without licence.

1232, Margaret died, and William retained custody of her lands by courtesy of England.


William married 2nd Ermetrude, widow of Stephen de Cressi, without the king’s licence, nor that of Bertran de Bevill, the king’s valet, to whom the marriage had been granted.

1233, William, a baron of the marches, delivered his son Osmund as a hostage for his fidelity.

1235, Ipsley is said to be held as a whole fee of William de Stuteville of Richard's Castle. (S) Hist. of Warwick, V3, 1945, Ipsley.

1236, William de Stuteville was then lord of the honor of Richard’s castle, as husband of Margaret de Say. (S) Hist. of Warwick, V3, 1945, Temple Grafton.

3/8/1238, The king commands him to provide for the sufficient defence of the march, so that the lands of the king or of himself may not by his default suffer danger, and if necessary he may resist Llywelyn the Great at an opportune season: written to Walter de Clifford (23640214), … Thomas Corbet, … John Lestrange (121697006), H. earl of Hereford, Henry de Aldithele (94567456), John de Monemue (23634242), Ralph de Mortuo Mari (9994864), … William de Stutevill (47281514), John son of Alan (94559104). (S) CPRs.

1242, William gave a fine of 15 marks to be exempted from going to Gascony.

1250, William de Stutevil conveyed by fine, 30 acres of land of Hereford Manor to Adam, son of Peter de Gressenhale. (S) Hist. of Norfolk, V9, 1808, Gressenhale.

1257, William confirmed the donations of his father Osmund, and Isabel his mother, and of Wimer, Roger his son, and all his ancestors … excepting to himself the advowson of the churches of St. Peter and St. Paul, of Wesenham-Thorp, before the justices at Westminster.

1259, William de Stutevill alias de Stoteville, de Stotevill died.

5/20/1259, Writ for IPM of William de Stutevill. Sir Hugh de Mortuo Mari, aged 40, son of Margery sometime the wife of the said William, is her heir. Worcester: Wychebaud manor, … of the inheritance of Margery sometime his wife … Coderugge manor, similarly held. Huweleston township, … Salop: Bureford manor, … of the inheritance of Marjory … Wulfreton manor with the free Hay, similarly held. Stepelton manor with Wylileg' Welshry, similarly held. (S) CIsPM.

(S) Shropshire: Its Early Hist. & Antiq’s, Anderson, 1864. (S) An Ess. Tow’s a Topo. Hist. of the Co. of Norfolk, Blomefield, 1775, P1013. (S) Early Yorkshire Charters, V9, Farrer, P34.

Child of Robert and Margery:

i. Hugh de Mortimer (4997464), born ~1211 in England.

Children of William and Margery:

i. Robert de Stuteville, born aft. 1222 in England.

Robert married Joan, d/o William Talbot of Gainesburgh, Lincolnshire.

By 8/20/1275, Robert died; his heir his nephew Jordan Folyot by his sister Margery.

ii. Margery de Stuteville (23640757), born by 1232 in England.