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~1300, William de Ayncourt born in England, s/o §John Deincourt.
1314, William given land by his kinsman Edmund Deyncourt, baron of Blankeney, having no male issue, to ensure the family succession. (S) Treatise on the Origin and Nature of Dignities, Cruise, 1823, P110.
~1315, Milicent born in England, d/o 30421150. Lord William la Zouche & 30421151. Matilda Danet.
1317, By letters patent … the king granted his licence to Oliver and John Deyncourt of the manor and soke of Blakeneye, … re-enfeoff the said Edmund of the same, to hold during his life, and after his decease to the said William Deyncourt, and the heirs male of his body. (S) Treatise on the Origin and Nature of Dignities, Cruise, 1823, P110.
3/26/1326, Licence for William la Zousche of Haryingworth to enfeoff Ralph Cosyn of the castle of Totteneys…, co. Devon … co. Wilts … co. Salop … co. Somerset … successive remainders in fee tail to his sons William, John, Roger, Thomas, John and Edmund, William Dayncourt and Millicent his wife, daughter of the said William la Zousche, Isabel her sister, Thomasina her sister, and in fee simple to Hugh Poyntz, knight. (S) CPRs.
2/1/1327 at Westminster, Edward III, age 14, crowned king of England.
Bef. 2/7/1327, William, heir to his kinsman baron Edmund Deyncourt, s/o John Deyncourt, did homage for the lands. [The Barony went to Edmund’s granddaughter Isabel, d/o John Deyncourt, and the estates to William.] (S) CCRs.
1/26/1328, Order to the escheator on this side Trent to take into the king's hand the lands which Joan late the wife of Hamo de Mascy, deceased, held in chief for life of the inheritance of William de Deyncourt. (S) CFRs.
1329, William Deyncourt held the grant of the market and fair at Granby manor, Nottinghamshire; previously held by his father and grandfather [and by John de Aencurt in 1252]. (S) Gazetteer of Markets and Fairs in England and Wales to 1516.
1/27/1331, William, lord Deincourt, summoned to parliament by writ.
6/26/1334, Pardon to William Deyncourt for acquiring in fee … land in Braunston … (S) CPRs.
10/4/1337, Protection with clause volumus for William Deyncourt going beyond the seas on the king’s service. (S) CPRs.
8/24/1339, Commission of oyer and terminer to William Deyncourt, … Northampton. (S) CPRs.
10/12/1340, Commission of oyer and terminer to William Dayncourt, Richard de Wylughby, … touching the death of Thomas de Melton, killed at Bretteby, co. Derby. (S) CPRs.
1/12/1341, Commission to Nicholas de Cantilupo and William Deyncourt … county of Leicester … killing of divers men … by men and servants of Richard de Wylughby, knight. (S) CPRs.
9/10/1342, Appointment … commission of oyer and terminer … Nicholas de Cantilupo, William Deyncurt, … counties of Nottingham and Derby. (S) CPRs.
12/9/1343 at Greasley, Charter for the founding of the priory of Beauvale … witnesses … Earls ofDerby, Northampton, and Huntingdon, Sir Johnde Grey, Sir William Deincourt and Sir Williamde Grey of Sandiacre, knights … (S)
History of the County of Nottingham, V2, 1910.
1/16/1344, Licence for William Deyncourt to grant in tail to William son of William Deyncourt and Margaret daughter of Adam de Well the manor of Blaunkeney (80 acres of wood and knight’s fees excepted) held in chief … Lincoln. (S) CPRs.
7/6/1344, Commission of oyer and terminer to William Deyncourt, … at Mere and Braunceton, co. Lincoln, … (S) CPRs.
9/4/1346, King Edward started the siege of Calais, France. The Scots invaded in support of the French king.
10/17/1346, William, with many men-at-arms and archers, at the battle of Neville’s Cross [aka battle of Durham]; the army being commanded by archbishop William la Zouche. (S) Collections for a History of Staffordshire, V18, P138.
7/12/1347, Letters of protection for William Deyncourt, with Henry, earl of Lancaster. (S) Crecy & Calais.
8/4/1347, William at Calais when it fell. (S) Complete Peerage, V3, P39.
12/20/1347, William Deyncourt complained that Ralph de Sprotburgh, … and many others, named, drove away seven horses of his from Bingham worth £60.
9/4/1348, Commission of oyer and terminer to John Tibetot and William Deyncourt, … Nottingham. (S) CPRs.
3/20/1349, Licence, for 50£ which John Tibetot will pay to the king, for the said John to grant to Robert Tibetot and Margaret, daughter of William Deyncourt, … (S) CPRs.
2/8/1350, Commission of the peace to William Deigncourt, Adam de Everyngham, … county of Nottingham. (S) CPRs.
7/18/1351, Appointment of William Deyncourt and Richard de Grey to take and imprison in the gaol of Notyngham [multiple persons] … (S) CPRs.
7/1353, “William Lord Deincourt” summoned by writ to parliament at Westminster. (S) The Parliamentary Or Constitutional History of England, 1751, P279.
10/14/1353 at Wobourn, William Deyncourt , lord of Graneby, acknowledges the he owes … 400£ … without hinderance or claim from William or Lady Milicent his wife …. (S) CCRs.
1/26/1355, Commission of peace … to William Deyncourt, Henry Grene, … county of Nottingham. (S) CPRs.
7/30/1356, Agreement. Sir William Deyncourt, Lord of Granby [co.Notts.] and Lady Alice, widow of Sir Ralph de Crumwell … Given at Nottingham. (S) UKNA.
10/5/1357, Commission … William Deyncourt, … Nottingham … (S) CPRs.
7/26/1359, Appointment of William Deyncourt, whom the king has deputed with others to take his adversary John of France from Hertford castle to Somerton castle … staying on … (S) CPRs. [For which William was paid 28£ for his expenses.]
2/10/1360, Commission … [the king] wills that there be a colloquy and treaty held with the commonalities … The bishop of Lincoln, William Deyncourt, … at Lincoln, for the county of Lincoln … (S) CPRs.
12/18/1360, Protection, during pleasure, for William Deyncourt who is so occupied about the keeping of the king’s adversary of France and others of his company in the castle of Somerton that he cannot attend to his own affairs, … his manors of Wobourn, Kylthorp, Graneby, Elemton, Blaunkeneye, and Braunceton … (S) CPRs.
7/6/1362, Commission of oyer … Notyngham … serjeants and ministers of that staple, have been indicted before William Deyncourt … (S) CPRs.
3/8/1364, Commission of peace, pursuant to the statutes of Winchester, Northampton and Westminster … William Deyncourt … county of Nottingham. (S) CPRs.
Bef. 6/8/1364, William Deyncourt died; his grandson William his heir in the wardship of the king. (S) CPRs. [IPM: William Deyncourt the elder held one and half knights’ fees from the king in chief which William de Aslakton … ] (S) FMG.
7/13/1377, Richard II, age 10, crowned king of England.
6/1380, “Millicent, late the wife of William Dayncourt or Deyncourt: Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Buckinghamshire.” (S) UKNA. (S) CIsPM. [Her heir her grandson William Dayncourt, aged 22 and more.]
(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P822. (S) A Gen. and Heraldic Dic. of the Peerages of England, Burke, 1831, P168.
· 6/8/1364, “Grant to queen Philippa … of the wardship of lands late of William Deyncourt, ‘chivaler,’ who held in chief, …knight’s fees, advowsons of churches, wards, reliefs, escheats and reversions, … with the marriage of the heir, ; and so from heir to heir. (S) CPRs. [Record for William the son.]
· 7/10/1387, Revocation of letters patent granting to Agnes, late the wife of John son of William Deyncourt, … counties of Nottingham, Derby and Lincoln. [John died intestate.] (S) CPRs.
Children of William and Milicent:
i. William Deincourt (7605672), born ~1340 in England.
ii. Margaret Deincourt (7605287), born ~1345 in England.