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Friday, September 16, 2011

Lord William de Oddingseles & Lady Ela Fitz Walter

15212298. Lord William de Oddingseles & Lady 15212299. Ela Fitz Walter

1238, William born in England, s/o 30424596. William de Oddingseles & 30424597. Joan ?.

~1245, Ela born in England, d/o 30424598. Walter Fitz Robert & 16886943. Ida Longespee.

By 1259, William’s father died.

1259, William, of Maxstoke and Warwickshire, of age.

1261, William summoned to parliament at London. (S) Baronia Anglica Concentrata, V2, Banks, P108.

6/1/1261, William de Oddingseles has a grant of 30 marks a year at the exchequer until the king provide for him more bountifully in wards and escheats. (S) CPRs.

1263, William in possession of Overhall manor. (S) The Manors of Suffolk, 1905.

4/1263, William de Oddingesell, £10 for Easter term year 47 of his annual fee of £20. Paid to Reginald de Bray, clerk of Philip Basset, justiciar. (S) CLRs VI, 2369.

By 1264, William married Ela.

1265, Lord William de Oddingseles witnessed a charter of Philip Basset & Ela Longespee. [Ela’s aunt.]

1265, Willam sided with King Henry III during the barons’ revolt.

1266, William’s elder brother Gerard died.

5/1266, King Henry III began a siege of 7 months of Simon de Montfort’s [Jr.] forces at Kenilworth castle.

8/6/1266 at Kenilworth, Pardon to William Godwyn of Malestok at the instance of William de Oddingseles. (S) CPRs.

1267, Hugh Odingsels [s/o Gerard de Odingsels] and William de Odingsels hold jointly the manor of Limesy [2 knights’ fees]. (S) Historical Antiquities of Hertfordshire, Chauncy, 1826, P188.

11/16/1272, Edward I ascended to the throne while on crusade.

11/3/1275, Order to the barons of the Exchequer to cause William de Odingseles and Hugh de Odingeseles to have respite of the fines of 20 marks and 50 marks imposed on them respectively for a trespass. (S) CFRs.

7/1/1277, Sir William de Oddingsells a knight in the service of William, earl of Warwick. William fought in Wales. King Edward was in Chester where he cleared a road through a dense forest, and started construction on the castles of Flint and Rhuddlan. King Edward made forays into the Welsh lands of Llywelyn ap Gruffydd, prince of Wales, capturing Snowdonia and the isle of Anglesey.

5/18/1281, Grant to William de Doddingeseles of the marriage of the son and heir of Thomas de Dene, tenant in chief. (S) CPRs.

10/24/1281, William de Dodingesel a mainpernor for Hugh de Dodingseles for a stag taken in Doverbek. (S) CFRs.

1282-3, William fought in Wales.

12/11/1282, King Edward’s forces defeated Llewelyn ap Gruffydd at the Battle of Radnor in eastern Wales. King Edward received the head of Llywelyn at Rhuddlan castle. [Aka Battle of Orewin Bridge.]

6/18/1283, The the keeper of the forest of Roteland. Order to cause William de Odingseles  to have in that forest 6 bucks, of the king’s gift. (S) CCRs.

1284, William, Lord of Solihull, claimed a court leet with gallows, tumbril, and assize of bread and ale at Maxstoke. (S) Hist. of Warwick, V4, 1947, Maxstoke.

6/14/1285, Grant to William de Odingseles, for his service in the last expedition into Wales, of the custody, during minority of the heirs, of the lands in Ireland, late of William de Mohun, tenant in chief. (S) CPRs.

7/1/1285, Debtor: William de Doddingeseles, knight, of Warwicks. (S) UKNA.

1286, William in possession of Overhall manor. (S) The Manors of Suffolk, 1905.

5/11/1287, Protection, with clause volumus, for William de Oddingeseles, staying in Ireland, until Christmas. (S) CPRs.

1290, Enrollment of inquisition … before the sheriff of Warwick … William Doddingeseles … has not right beyond that of common. (S) CCRs.

10/18/1291, Appointment of William de Oddingeseles to the office of the justiciarship of Ireland, and to the custody, during pleasure, of the land of Ireland with the castles and other appurtenances. (S) CPRs.

1291, Ela put in seisin of the manor of Olton and certain lands &c. in Solihull. [William going to Ireland.] (S) IPM of William.

6/20/1293, Mandate to all ministers and lieges to assist William de Oddingeseles in Westminster, carrying out certain business which the king has confided to him [the capture of certain malefactors]. (S) CPRs.

1293, William granted the right to hunt in the woods of Weeford, Thickbroom, and Hints, co. Warwick, by the earl of Warwick. (S) A Survey of Staffordshire, Erdeswick, 1844, P432.

10/27/1294, Appointment of William de Oddingeseles to hold the whole land and castle of Donyanegau, late of John, archbishop of Dublin, which the archbishop had by gift of the king, and of Richard son of John, in Connaught, and which have come to the king’s hands by the archbishop’s death ; to hold at will with all the issues thereof. (S) CPRs.

3/18/1295, Power, at the supplication of Peter, the dean, and the chapter of Derry, to William de Oddingeseles, justiciary of Ireland, … to give the royal assent to the election of Henry de Ardach, monk of the Cistercian order. (S) CPRs.

4/19/1295, William de Oddingseles, alias Doddingeseles: Hertfordshire, Warwickshire died in Ireland.

5/12/1295, Writ for IPM of William de Oddingeseles. Hertford: Pyritone. A messuage, 200a. arable, … Edmund his son, aged 22 and more, is his next heir. Warwick: Solyhull and Makstok. The manors … Merston and Cotes. 14 free tenants … Arley. The advowson of the church … Buddebrok. A knight’s fee … On the day he died Edmund his son was his next heir and of full age, but he is now dead. The said Edmund had four sisters Ida, Ela, Alice and Margaret, the youngest of whom, Margaret, was 18 years of age at Easter last. (S) CIsPM.


5/12/1295, Writ of plenius certiorari on the complaint of Ela late the wife of the said William that the manor of Olton and certain lands &c. in Solihull, whereof she was enfeoffed jointly with her late husband, had been taken into the king’s hand. Warwick: Olton and Makstok. The said Ela was enfeoffed jointly with the said William of the manor of Olton, and of tenements in Solyhulle. (S) IPM of William.

7/2/1295, Writ to the escheator, … for Ida, Ela, Alice and Margaret, daughters and heirs of the said William … to cause a third part of all the lands &c., which were of the said William to be assigned in dower to Ela, late his wife, having accepted her oath not to marry without the king’s licence. (S) CIsPM.

8/18/1295, It is shown to the king on behalf of Ela, late the wife of William de Oddingeseles, and of her co-executors … (S) CCRs.

1300, Ela formerly wife of William de Oddingeseles sued Ralph de Whyteleye of Solihul for a third of a messuage and 25 acres of landin Solyhull as her dower; and Ralph called to warranty John de Clynton and Ida his wife, Peter de Bermyngham and Alice his wife, Morice de Kauntonand Ela his wife, and John de Gray and Margaret his wife, because the said women were the daughters and heirs of William de Oddingseles; and John de Clynton and Ida appeared and stated that the said Peter had no wife named Alice, nor had Morice a wife named Ela, but that Peter had Ela to wife and Morice had Alice. Ralph denied this, and appealed to a jury, which is to be summoned for the Quindene of Hillary. (S) Plea Rolls for Staffordshire, V7, 1886.

Ela died.

(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P628. (S) Hist. of Warwick, V4, 1947, Solihull.

Family notes:

·         [See 1258] David de Lindsey’s mother Aleanora was the sister of William’s paternal grandmother Basilia de Limesi. (S) Lives of the Lindsays, V1, 1858, P25.

·         William de Odingseles, d'argent a la fece de goulz, a deux molets en le cheif goulz.

Children of William and Ela: [1 son, 4 daughters]

i. Ida de Oddingseles (7606149), born 1265 in England. [Eldest daughter]

ii. Alice de Odingsells, born ? in England.

Alice married 1st Maurice Caunton.

Alice married 2nd Ralph de Parham.

iii. Edmund de Odingsells, born 1272 in England.

1295, Edmund died leaving his 4 sisters as co-heirs.

iv. Ela de Odingsells, born ? in England.

Ela married 1st Sir Peter de Birmingham, Knt.

Ela married 2nd Sir Eustace le Poer, Knt.

v. Margaret de Oddingseles (30422857), born 4/1277 in England.