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Saturday, August 20, 2011

Lord William Daumarle & Elena de Meriet

15211018. Lord William Daumarle & 15211019. Elena de Meriet

4/1322, William de Alba Marlia born in England, s/o 30422036. Lord William Daumarle & 30422037. Matilda ?.

~1325, Elena born in England, d/o §§John de Meriet.

William 1st married to Elena’s older sister Agnes.

5/14/1332, Licence for William Daumarle (30422036), the elder, … remainder to William his son, in fee simple, and the manor of Luneneston [Somerset] … to William the son and Agnes his wife, in fee tail, with remainder, … (S) CPRs. [Marriage settlement.]

1332-33, Agnes died.

[––William & Elena––]

6/6/1333, Licence for William Daumarle, the elder, to enfeoff Walter de Kynewardesleye, parson … remainder to William his son in fee, and the manor of Luneneston … rent to the said William son of William and Elena his wife in fee tail. (S) CPRs.

2/1/1327 at Westminster, Edward III, age 14, crowned king of England.

1335, William’s father died in Scotland.

10/24/1335, Writ for IPM of William de Aumarle, Daumarle. Somerset: Middelchynnok. … William de Daumarle and Maud his wife … remainder to William, son of the said William Daumarle and the heirs male of his body. … William his son, aged 12 years about Easter last, is his next heir. … Heir as above, aged 14 years and more. (S) CIsPM.

3/23/1341, Gift. William atte Parke and Genevieve to Sir Thomas de Courtenay, knight … [Witnesses] … William Daumarle … [Devon, Cornwall] (S) UKNA.

7/12/1346, King Edward landed an invasion force of 10000 in Normandy, which marched north plundering the countryside. King Philip VI, with 8000 horsemen and 4000 Genoese crossbowmen pursued.

7/26/1346 at Caen, capital of Normandy, Edward’s forces captured the city; and Raoul, Count of Eu, Constable of France, and Jean de Tancarville, Grand Chamberlain of France.

8/26/1346, William de Albemarle (Alba Maria) fought with John fitz Payne at the battle of Crecy in the King’s retinue. (S) Crecy and Calais, Wrottesley, P126.

8/26/1346, The Battle of Crecy, north of Paris. Edward III vs. Philip VI, heralded the rise of the longbow as the dominant weapon, and also saw the use of the ribauldequin, an early cannon, by the English. The English longbowmen could fire much more quickly than the Genoese, with a killing range of 250 yards. A decisive victory, a third of the French forces lost [mainly to arrows] to less than 100 Englishmen, this started the decline in importance of the mounted knight, and the rise of England as a European power.

1346, William Daumarle held Wodeberie. (S) Report and Transactions – Devonshire, V35, P288.

1348, The Black Death entered the west countryside of England [likely entering through Bristol].

10/8/1350, William Daumarle, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Robert de Tudenham, knight, £60 to be levied in Devon. (S) CCRs.

3/15/1351, Commission of peace … Hugh de Courtenay, earl of Devon, William de Shareshull, John de Stouford, William Daumarle, … Devon. (S) CPRs.

2/26/1352, Commitment during pleasure to Guy de Bryan, William de Alba Marlia and John Gogh of the keeping of the priory of Otryton. (S) CFRs.

7/20/1353, Commission of oyer and terminer to William Daumarle, … in the county of Devon. (S) CPRs.

7/11/1355, Hugh de Courtenay, earl of Devon, William de Shareshull, John de Stouford, William Daumarle … guardians of the peace and justices of oyer and termine in Devon. (S) CCRs.

1355, William sold his land of Henton, acquired by his ancestor Agnes. (S) CPRs, 6/28/1319.

8/10/1357, Commission of peace in Devon … William Daumarle … (S) CPRs.

5/1358, John of Wytecombe came to Welles … and did homage and fealty to the lord, in the presence of William Domfravyll, knight, William Daumarle, knight, … (S) Two Registers of Beauchamp of Hatch.

10/17/1359, Andrew Lorterel, knight, acknowledges that he owes to William Daumarle, knight, John Dabernoun and William Chikston £200 … Devon. (S) CCRs.

12/6/1361, William son of William de Alba Marlia (Aumarle), knight: Devon”, of Woodbury, died.

2/8/1362, Writ for IPM of William Daumarle. Somerset: Lymyngton. The manor, … He died on Monday after St. Nicholas last. William his son, aged 12 years and more, is his heir. Devon: Wodebery. 2 parts of the manor … He died on Monday after St. Martin last. William de Aumarl his son, aged 12 1/2 years, is his heir. (S) CIsPM.

Children of William and Elena:

i. Margaret Daumarle (7605509), born 1343 in England.

ii. Elizabeth Daumarle, born 12/1344 in England.

4/16/1362, Elizabeth’s brother William Daumarle died.

4/30/1362, Elizabeth co-heiress to her brother William, age 17 ¼ years.

Elizabeth married 1st Sir John Mautravers of Hook. [2 daughters.]

Elizabeth married 2nd Sir Humphrey Stafford.

(S) Notes and Queries, V44, 1871, P286.

ii. William Daumarle, born 8/1349 in England.

4/1362, William died just 5 months after his father.

4/30/1362, IPM of William son of William de Alba Marlia, knight. Devon. Wodebery. 2 parts of the manor … He died on Saturday in Easter week last. Margaret de Alba Marlia and Elizabeth de Alba Marlia, his sisters, aged respectively 19 years and more and 17 1/4 years, are his heirs. (S) CIsPM.


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