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Sunday, September 25, 2011

Baron John de Neville & Lady Hawise de Courtenay

19962462. Baron John de Neville & 19962463. Lady Hawise de Courtenay

~1195, Hawise born in England, d/o 121683712. Lord Robert de Courtenay.

~1196, John de Neville born in England, s/o 39924924. Hugh de Neville & 39924925. Joan de Cornhill.

~1213, John married Hawise.

10/19/1216, Henry III, age 9, succeeded John as King of England. Louis of France also claimed the throne.

1229, John de Nevill in possession of the estate at West Harnham as a grant from his father Hugh.

1231, John de Nevill, son of Hugh, in possession of Harnham, had a grant of 2 oaks in the forest of Pancet for the repair of houses.

1234, John de Nevill, the king’s valet, had a grant of 2 oaks for the construction of a new chamber at Harnham.

By 7/6/1234, John’s father died leaving him as his heir.

7/25/1234, Mandate to all sheriffs to arrest those offenders of the forest, whose names John de Nevill will let them know. (S) CPRs.

By 8/1/1234, John heir to his mother.

10/21/1235, Appointment during pleasure of John de Nevill as chief forester and justice of the whole forest of England; writ de intendendo for him. John paid a fine of 300 marks for the office, and was granted £20 yearly.(S) CPRs.

1235-36, John de Nevill rendered 4 marks, by 3 tallies, to the aid of fees in Somerset for 2 knights’ fees.

4/5/1236, John de Nevill, justicary of the royal forests. The Reliquary, V23, 1883, P147.

5/4/1236, The king has granted to John de Neville, justice of the forest , that, of the £480 19s. 2d. which he owes him at the Exchequer for Hugh de Neville, his father, for several debts that Hugh owed the king, and of the £50 which John owes at the Exchequer for his relief. (S) FRsHIII.

1237, Letters of acquittance … to Robert de Lexeden’, baliff of John de Nevill, son of Hugh de Nevill, …

1240, John de Nevill covenanted with Roger de Quincey (19989506), earl of Winchester, for the marriage of his son Hugh with Isabel daughter of Roger. (S) De Nova Villa:, Swallow, 1885, P246.

1236-41, Dnus John de Nevill presents Edmund de Nevill to Gayton, co. Linc. (S) The Genealogist, 1908, P70.

4/7/1242, Protection with clause volumus for as long as he be beyond seas with the king … John de Nevill …. (S) CPRs.

5/20/1242, King Henry III arrived at Royen, France with a small contingent; but with 30 tons of gold. They were soon joined by French nobles against the forces of the Count of Poitou and King Louis IX.

9/27/1242, King Henry returned to England.

1242-43, John de Nevill held Harnham by barony of the king of the honor of Stoke Curcy.

1244, John accused of malpractices as forest justice, and subsequently removed from office and amerced 2000 marks.

6/1246, John died; his sons John and Hugh underage. (S) CPRs.


8/28/1246, Grant to John de Curtenay [John’s brother-in-law] of the custody [for 2500 marks] during the minority of the heirs of and land and heirs of John de Nevill, with the marriage of the heirs … saving only this that Hawise late the wife of the said John may not marry without the king’s licence. (S) CPRs.

Hawise married 2nd John de Gatesden. (S) The Victoria Hist. of the Co. of Northampton, V4, 1937, P32.

1253 Lady Hawisia de Neville and her husband Sir John de Gatesden made a grant of 40 marks to the abbot and convent of St. Silvester at Skirpenbeck. (S) The White Canons in England, Colvin, 1951.

1254, Hawise and John de Gatesden named in a fine relating to the manor of Trotton, acknowledged to be the right of John.

1257, Letters of acquittance … the abbot and the convent of meldon, to Dame Hawisia de Nevill, wife of Sir John de Gatesden, of 40 marks given to purchase land.

1258, Hawise’s son Hugh was on crusade in the Holy Lands. Hawise was never given the 500 marks promised for Hugh’s participation. Hawise wrote a letter to Hugh encouraging him to appeal to the pope for the money: “We know well that it would be very great dishonor and it would be as we think a great sin to suffer that you and yours be disinherited by your negligence.” (S) Women in England in the Middle Ages, Ward, 2006, P75. (S) The Gentleman’s Magazine, V26, 1846, P265.

1258, Grant by J., abbot, … of the Premonstratensian order, to Dame Hawisia de Neville, wife of Sir John de Gatresdene, of participation in all the prayers of that order, and confirming the grant of the abbot and convent of Maldon of permission to have a priest to celebrate divine service in that church.

1258, Lady Hawisia de Neville a benefactress of Beeleigh abbey. (S) The White Canons in England, Colvin, 1951, P258.

1260, A settlement of Compton was made on John de Gatesden and his wife Hawise de Nevill, daughter of Robert de Courtenay, and widow of John de Nevill. (S) The Victoria Hist. of the Co. of Surrey, V3, 1911, P17.

Bef. 4/11/1262, John de Gatesden died.

6/11/1262, Indenture of lease for term of 4 years by Dame Hawisia, wife of sometime Sir John de Gatesdene, guardian of John, son of Sir Miles de Beauchamp, ….

6/26/1262, Hawise, widow of John de Gatesden, assigned her dower. (S) Complete Peerage of England, V10.

1265, The earl Warenne seized the land of Nigel de Broc and Hawise de Nevill in Bevendean [who a jury later declared “were never against the king”.] (S) Sussex Archaelogical Collections, V6, 1853, P219.

10/17/1265, Simple protection until Easter for Hawise de Nevill. (S) CPRs.

3/28/1267, Simple protection for two years for Hawise de Nevill. (S) CPRs.

1268, Hawise de Nevill levied a fine to exonerate her lands from the claim of murage. (S) A History of the Western Division of the Co. of Sussex, V2, Pt2, 1830, P300.

1269, Hawise died.

Bef. 4/10/1269, Order to John le Moyne, escheator, to take a valuation of all the manors of Hawisia de Neville, widow, deceased, as well as what was held in dower of John de Gatesden, her late husband. (S) Proceedings of Somerset, Vs27-28, 1882, P197.

(S) Honors and Knights’ Fees, Farrer, 1923. P142,324. (S) Reports from Commissioners, House of Commons, 1874, P23&24.

Family notes:

·         John de Nevill the heir of Henry de Cornhill [maternal grandfather, 39924924] who was given a charter by Richard I. (S) Reports of Commissioners, House of Commons, 1870, P12.

Child of John and Hawise:

i. Joan de Neville (9981231), born ~1215 in England.

ii. Hugh de Neville, born ? in England.

2/1240, Hugh married Elizabeth de Quincy (23640741), which by 1254 ended in divorce.