~1195, Viel Engayne born in England, s/o 19989960. Richard Engayne & 19989961. Sara de Chesney.
~1298, Rohesia born in England.
1214-15, Vitalis Dengayne with his older brother Richard in arms against King John.
1216, Vitalis heir to his brother Richard.
10/28/1216, Henry III, age 9, crowned king of England.
1217, Viel disseized Ada de Courtenay of her dower at Upminister.
1217, Jordan de Sackvile [maternal uncle by marriage], and Vitalis, son of Richard Engayen released their right to Ling to Margaret, widow of Robert fitz Roger [maternal aunt]. (S) Ess. Tow’s … Co. of Norfolk, Blomefield, 1775, P406.
4/5/1218, Vitalis Engayne gives to the king 10m. for having seisin of the manor of Upminster with its appurtenances, saving rightful dower in the same manor to Ada who was the wife of William de Courtenay . Order to the sheriff of Essex. (S) FRsHIII.
1218-9, 12.5 acres of Viel to be held by him of the prior and monks of St. Faith of Horsefort, founded by his great grandfather, Robert Fitz Walter.
1221, Viel bought out more of the interest in Upminster from Ada, widow de Courtenay who had dower.
1223, Viel secured the rest of the manor of Upminster from William de Cauntelo and Roger Gernet.
1223, Viel again sued his aunt Margery, sister to his mother Sara, for a third of Blyburgh, Suffolk.
7/5/1224, Order to the sheriff of Northamptonshire to place in respite the demand he makes by summons of the Exchequer from Vitalis Engayne for William de Courtenay [who’s heir he claimed to be]. (S) CPRs.
1225, Viel claimed the whole Honor of Montgomery. [Unsuccessfully – see 1241.]
5/28/1226, Confirmation, with the asent of the dean and chapter of Lincoln, Vitalis Engayne the patron and Simon parson of the church of Laxton, to the priory of Castle Hymel of the grants made in frank alomain within the diocese of Lincoln by Richard Engayne (19989960), the founder, of that house. (S) Admin. Of Hugh of Wells, Bishop of Lincoln, V2, Smith, 1970, Univ. of Nottingham, Thesis.
10/6/1226, The king has given licence and granted that Ranulf le Breton, clerk, may cause a plot of the wood that lies next to the wood of Vitalis Engayne in Blatherwycke and between the new rod and assart of Duddington to be assarted. (S) FRsHIII.
1227, The King to Ralph Brito: Grant of a piece of wood next the wood of Vitalis Engayne in Blath(erwycke and ) Duddington; (Northants). (S) UKNA.
10/12/1229, Vitalis Engayne attornavit … contra Robertum Marescall' de placito conventionis. (S) CCRs.
4/1232, Pro Rannulfo Britone.—Mandatum est baronibus de Scaccario que jacet inter boscum Vitalis Engayne in Bltherwic', … (S) CCRs.
2/28/1235, The king has granted to Vitalis Engayne, by the fine of 10m that he made with him, that he might freely and without impediment enclose the corner of the wood of Dillington called Littlehey, with its courtyard. (S) FRsHIII.
1/18/1238, Vitalis Engayn’ in a suit with Robertum de Rumely and Aliciam his wife over 2 virgates in Pychtesl’, Northamptonshire. (S) CCRs.
4/8/1241, Vitalis Engayne and Roger Gernet [s/o 47268616. Reginald Gernet] both claim the honor of Montgomery as descendents of the first wife of Baldwin de Bullers (159919686). Giles de Erdington also made a claim by descent from the 2nd wife of Baldwin. From the plea: Vitalis s/o Richard (19989960), s/o Margaret fitz Urse (39979921), d/o Richard fitz Urse & Matilda de Bollers (79959843), d/o Baldwin de Bollers, to whom Henry I gave the Honor of Montgomery with Sebilla de la Maleyse, relation of the King. (S) Collections for a History of Staffordshire, V4, 1883, P91. [Roger Gernet’s father Reginald, s/o Mabilla, sister of Margaret fitz Urse, had sold his claim to William de Cantilupe.] The verdict favored both Vitalis de Engaine and William de Cantilupe. (S) Coll.’s for a Hist. of Staffordshire, V4, 1883, P91.
12/11/1241, William de Cantilupe and Vitalis Engayne have made fine with the king by 100m. so that the king would render to them seisin of the manor of Badmondisfield with appurtenances, which Hilary Trussebut once held in dower and which they claimed as their right as heirs of William de Courtenay, …. [William descended from Reginald fitz Urse, s/o Richard, and brother to both Margaret and Mabilla.] (S) FRsHIII.
6/15/1242, Vitali Engayne ordered to come to the king with horses and arms. (S) CCRs.
1248, Viel died, succeeded by his son Henry. (S) A Hist. of the Co. of Hertford, V3, 1912.
11/5/1248, IPM of Vitalis Engayne. Henry de Engayne, his son, age variously stated as 30, 30 and more, and 35, is his heir. Huntingdon: Great Gidding, 100s. land held of the king in chief by service of hunting the wolf, the fox, and the hare in cos. Huntingdon, Northampton, Oxford and Buckingham. Dilintune, £10 land … Cambridge: Cotes town, ½ hide land … Cambridge borough, 2 marks rent … Northampton: Laxton and Pictesle, parts held of the king by serjeanty of hunting the wolf at the king's command in 3 ½ counties. Blatherwic, Henewic, Multon, Braddetr' and Riston, 1 knight's fee … Neuton and Bulwic, parts held of Reginald son of Urse, by service of ½ knight's fee. Hertford: Hunesdone town, 2 carucates land … Essex: Upmenistre, land and advowson … Coln manor and advowson … Somerset: Worth, a moiety of the manor … of 1½ knights' fee … Suffolk: Badmundefeld, a moiety of the manor … King Henry, the king's great-greatgrandfather, gave the manor in free marriage to Baldwin de Bulers, ancestor of the said Vitalis, with Sibyl de [Falaise] his niece.
(S) Transactions of the Essex Archaeological Society, 1903, P194. (S) A Hist. of the Co. of Essex, V7, 1978. (S) Gen. Hist. of the Dormant, Burke, 1866, P189.
Children of Viel and Rohesia:
i. Henry de Engayne, born by 1218 in England.
11/26/1248, The king has taken the homage of Henry Engayne, son and heir of Vitalis Engayne, for all lands and tenements that Vitalis held from the king in chief and that fall to Henry by hereditary right. (S) FRsHIII.
1271 Henry died; his brother John his heir.
ii. John d’Engaine (4997490), born ~1225 in England.