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Saturday, September 17, 2011

Baron Walter de Wahull & Hawise de Vivonne

16886784. Baron Walter de Wahull & 16886785. Hawise de Vivonne

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

1227, Walter de Odell born in England, s/o 33773568. Saher de Wahull & 33773569. Alice ?.

~1230, Hawise born in England, d/o 33773570. Hugh de Vivonne & 33773571. Mabel Malet.

By 1247, Walter married Hawise.

1250, Walter’s father died.

7/2/1250, Walter, age 23, successor to his father as baron, held 30 knights’ fees;  and paid the ordinary £100 relief of a baron. [27 fees of the ancient feoffment, and 3 of his won demesne. (S) Hist. of Bedford, V3, 1912, Odell.]

10/30/1251, Ratification of a covenant and grant by Walter de Wahull to Peter Chacepork of his land Brokeberge, with the dower of his mother there … grant by the said W. and Helewise his wife … (S) CPRs.

5/1255, Hugh Chaceporc, brother of Peter, with the consent of Walter de Wahull, son and heir of Saher, surrendered land in sold by his father Saher in Ravenestone to Peter to the king in memory of Peter.

1256, The king, for the affection he bore to Hugh de Vivonia, granted to Walter de Wahull, who had married Hugh’s daughter, that he might pay only £10 a year of the debts of Saher de Wahull his father, and his own debts.

1/12/1257, Walter on a pilgrimage at Santiago de Campostela, Castile. (S) CPRs.

1258, King Henry forced to sign the Provisions of Oxford granting parliament administrative reform. [The beginning of the Baron’s Revolt.]

8/1/1260, Walter summoned by special writ [one of the privileges attached to the rank of majores barones in the Great Charter of 1215] to attend King Henry III at Shrewsbury with horses and arms prepared for service against Llewellyn ap Griffith in Wales.

1260, Prince Llywelyn invaded the Marches of Wales.

4/13/1261, A papal bull was received absolving the King and Queen and their supporters from abiding with the Provisions of Oxford.

10/18/1261, Walter summoned by special writ to attend the king in London, at the Tower, touching the state of the crown. (S) The Law Journal, V25, 1890, P425.

10/29/1261, Walter attended the meeting at the Tower. [Attending also were William de Bello Campo de Elmley, Baldwin earl of Devon, Humphrey de Bohun earl of Hereford, R. de Quency earl of Winton, ...]

1261-62, Walter de Wahull had to oppose a claim for his tenement in Odell by Walter de Wahull, s/o Simon, s/o Michael, who was the 2nd of 3 brothers: Simon, Michael, and Walter. Walter replied that the correct order was Simon, Walter, Michael – which was found to be correct by a jury. Alice, widow of Saher de Wahull was joined in the defense.

1262, Walter de Wahull holding 1.5 knight’s fee of Richard de Clare, earl of Gloucester, in Nettlestead in Hylth and Oembury, Kent. (S) CIsPM.

5/25/1263, Walter summoned by special writ for military service against Llewellyn ap Griffith in Wales. [Never executed.]

6/29/1263, the Manor of Isleworth hosted a gathering of Simon de Montfort’s rebellious noblemen who held a conference with the King that sowed the seeds for England’s first true Parliament.

7/20/1263, Walter summoned to the King at London, where the king was under siege in his castle of Windsor. [Walter actually supported the rebel revolt.]

5/14/1264, Lord Edward (I) and his father King Henry III captured by Montfort at the battle of Lewes, Sussex, “at the Mill of the Hide”. An estimated 2700 died. Lord Edward and his knights penetrated the center of Montfort’s army, but was flanked on both sides by armored calvary.

9/25/1265, Simple protection, until Easter, for the following … Walter de Wahull. (S) CPRs.

1264-65, Simon de Montfort, earl of Leicester, effectively ruled England.

7/31/1265, Lord Edward (I) defeated Simon de Montfort’s son Simon at the battle of Kenilworth, Warwickshire. Most of Montfort’s forces were captured, Simon taking refuge in the castle. [Simon eventually escaped and joined other opposition forces at Axholme.]

8/4/1265, Lord Edward (I) defeated Montfort’s army at the battle of Evesham, Worcester, ending the Baron’s Revolt and freeing his father, who was wounded. Montfort and 2 of his sons were killed. [Queen Eleanor had sent archers from her mother’s county of Ponthieu in France.] The town of Henley and the castle were burned down by Royalists.

5/9/1266, Walter pardoned [for opposing Henry III in support of Simon de Montfort], who upon doing his homage and giving security to pay £100 for his relief, had the honor of Wahull, and the other lands of his inheritance. (S) CPRs. [This was a minimal penalty, not requiring forfeiture of lands. Likely Walter had returned to the king’s loyalty in 1265.]

1269, Walter and Helewise his wife made an agreement with Stephen de Langeford concerning a messuage in Langford.

Bef. 7/15/1269, Walter died.


1269, The manors of Great and Little Wahull were assigned to Helewise for dower.

7/23/1269, Grant to Helewise, late the wife of Walter de Wahull who held in chief, who has lately made oath in the king’s presence not to marry without his licence, that she may marry whomsoever she will of the king’s allegiance. (S) CPRs.

(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P187. (S) A Hist. of the Co. of Bedford, V3, 1912. (S) Honors and Knights’ Fees, Farrer, 1923, P66. (S) Journals of the House of Lords, V124, 1892, P195.

Family notes:

·         1279, Walter named in an undated charter of the Cartulary of the Priory of Harewold as “Walterus de Wahulle dominus de Wahulle.”

Child of Walter and Hawise:

i. John de Wahull (8443392), born 1248 in England.