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Monday, October 31, 2011

Simon de Raleigh of Somerset & 20322353. Ela de Reigny


20322352. Simon de Raleigh & 20322353. Ela de Reigny

~1230, Simon born in Somerset, England, 2nd s/o §Warin de Ralegh & Margaret ?.

Ela born in England, heiress & d/o §Milo de Reigni of Glamorgan.

Simon moved from Nettlecombe to Wrenchester castle, Glamorgan.

1242, Warine de Ralegh, with consent of Margaret his wife, enfeoffed Simon, his second son, of the lands of Allingofrd to the held by him and Ela de Regni, his wife, by the yearly rent of 3s. 4d. and such services as appeared due by the grant of Reginald de Mohun.

Simon died.

Ela 2nd married Sir Henry de Gamorges. (S) Descendents of John Gamache, 1906.

(S) Archaeologia Cambrensis, 1868, P356-7. (S) Nettlecombe Court, Bush, 1970.

Family notes:

·         Sir Warin’s widow, lady Margaret, gave her daughter-in-law, Lady Hawise, a vessel of silver containing a piece of the Holy Cross and a ring of St. Lazarus which had belonged to Berengaria, Queen of Richard I. [Note: her granddaughter is also named Hawise.]

·         Bef. 1222, Sir Milo de Reigny founded a castle in Glamorgan which was attacked in 1222. (S) Stewart William’ Glamorgan Historian, V7.

Child of Simon and Ela:

i. Simon de Raleigh (10161176), born ~1260 in England.

Sir Hamelyn De Deandon & Aubrea de Punchardon


20319234. Sir Hamelyn De Deandon & 20319235. Aubrea de Punchardon

~1230, Aubrea born in England, d/o §William de Punchardon.

1240, Survey of Moor: Hamelin Deaudon of Deaudon, Kt. (S) Report and Transactions, Devonshire, V27, 1895, P145.

1250, Hamlin de Deandon was one of the Knights appointed to make a return of the Great Assize for Devon. (S) Visitation of the County of Devon, 1895, P483.

Family notes:

·         St. Audries, West Quantokshead, was held in the time of King John by William de Punchardon, of the castle of Dunster.

·         At his death William de Puchardon left several daughters, heiresses to his possessions, of whom Aubrea was married to Hamelyn de Deandon of Deandon in Devon, by whom she had a son named Thomas, who died without issue; and two daughters, Mabel, wife of Sir Baldwin Malet of Enmore, and Joan, wife of Roger de Claville. In the partition of the estates this part became the property of Malet. (S) History of Somerset, Collinson, Vol. III, P496

Child of Hamlyn and Aubrea:

Lord William Malet & Sarah De Sully


20319232. Lord William Malet & 20319233. Sarah De Sully

~1200, William born in Enmore, Somerset, England, s/o 40638464. William Malet & 40638465. Maria ?.

~1200, Sarah De Sully born in Llanmaes, Glamorgan, Wales, d/o §Raymund De Sully. (S) Deed of Henry Lord de Modyford conveying the farm of Hethcumbe to his wife Sara, in 1252.

10/28/1216, Henry III, age 9, crowned king of England.

William married Sarah. “Henricus Dnus. de Moydford concedit Will'o. Malet Dno. de Enemere duas ferlingas terrae in villa de Modyford in liberum maritagium cum Sara filia Dni Raymundi de Sully. Tests, Joho. de Erlya.” Sealed by a rose symbol. (S) Sir A.M.'s MSS., Vol I, Sup. II, P4.

Aft. 1252 William succeeded his father as Lord of Enmore.

1252, William gave his wife Sarah the Farm of Hetcumbe. (S) Somerset Parishes, Humphreys, 1905, P364.

1253, William sat as one of the arbitrators in a dispute between the Prior of Bruton and William de la Cumba concerning a right of way. (S) Sir A.M.'s MSS., Vol. I, P7.

1264, William makes over to the Abbot of Glastonbury certain lands.

(S) Notices of an English Branch of the Malet Family, Arthur Malet, 1885, P29-30, App’s F1–3.

Children of William and Sarah:


[Deeds indicate this William predeceased his father.]

ii. Baldwin Malet (10159616), born ~1226 in Enmore, Somerset, England.

Baron William de Cantilupe & Lady Mecelina de Braci

20001944. Baron William de Cantilupe & 20001945. Lady Mecelina de Braci

~1170, William born in England.

7/6/1189, Richard I succeeded Henry II as King of England.

~1175, William a steward of John, Count of Mortain [future King John.]

7/12/1198, William de Cantilupe, nephew of Fulk de Cantilupe, witessed a comital acta of John, Count of Mortain. [And witnessed another on 12/4/1198.] (S) The Househlold Knights of King John, Church, 1999, P21.

4/6/1199, John succeeded Richard I as King of England. [Richard made his brother John his heir, but previously had named Arthur of Brittany, who was next in line.]

1199, William and Peter de Stock involved in a charter. (S) UKNA.

1200-1204, William, Sheriff of Worcestershire.

1203, William, Justiciar.

1204, The manor of Eton was granted to William de Cantelupe.

8/1204, Margery de Say returning to wardship of the King, her lands [in Herefordshire] given to William de Cantilupe [sheriff].

1205, Wardship of Hugh de Kilpec (19989774) given to William de Cantilupe. [Future son-in-law.]

3/18/1207, William de Cantilupe a witness to King John’s charter incorporating Yarmouth as a free borough.

11/26/1208 at Marleberg, Charter of King John granting to St. Andrew Wells, … quittance of toll throughout the king's land for all they buy and sell. Witnesses: R. earl of Chester, S. de Quency earl of Winchester, William Briwer, Walter de Lascy, William de Braosa, William de Cantilupo, Ralph Gernun, Thomas de Erdington. (S) Cal. of the Manu’s of the Dean and Chapter of Wells, V1, 1907, Liber albus, v.

1209, Hugh de Kilpec came of age, but William continued to administer the estate for some time.

3/11/1211, King John visited William de Cantelupe on his way from Hereford to Abergavenny.

1211, Proceedings between William de Cantelupe and Walter prior of Merton, relative to the advowson of the church. William de Cantelupe released for himself and his heirs, in favour of the prior and his successors and the church of St. Mary of Merton, all his right and claim to the advowson of Eton Church.

7/10/1212, A great fire swept through London, on the south side of the river, killing about 3000.

11/27/1213, King John visited William de Cantelupe on his way from Hereford to St. Brivals.

2/1214, King John landed at La Rochelle, France in an expedition into Poitou.

12/18/1214, King John visited William de Cantelupe on his way from Monmouth to Hereford.

1/11/1215 at London, William a witness to a royal charter to the Abbot of St. Wereburge of Chester. (S) UKNA.

5/5/1215, Revolting Barons formally renounced their allegiance to King John and invited the King of France to invade England. [The barons in revolt together held more castles and knights fees than John did as King. Intervention by the King of France prevented by the Pope.]

6/19/1215 at Runnymede near Windsor, King John forced to agree to the terms of the Magna Carta.

1216, Peter de Montfort, a minor on the death of his father, wardship granted to William de Cantelupe.

5/12/1216, King Louis VIII of France, after a successful landing, crowned King of England in London. In June, Louis captured Winchester and controlled half of England.

10/18/1216, King John died; at Gloucester, Henry, 9 years old, crowned King Henry III.

1216, William a supporter of King Henry III.

1217, Ranulph, earl of Chester, William de Forz, earl of Albemarle, William de Ferrers, earl of Derby, William de Cantelupe, lord of Ilkeston, and other barons besieged the castle of Mount Sorrel, Leicestershire.

5/1/1217, King Louis sent the Count of Perche with 20,000 men to break the siege of Mount Sorrel. Faced with the large force, the English troops retreated to Nottingham.

5/20/1217, The English forces then under the command of the Regent, William Marshall, attacked the French forces that were holding the city of Lincoln. The English force won killing the Count of Perche in the battle.

9/12/1217, King Louis forfeited his claim to the English crown by the treaty at Kingston-on-Thames.

1218, William, Justiciar of Bedfordshire. (S) FRsHIII.

5/15/1218, Pledges of Robert Marmion taken by William de Cantilupe in Warwickshire and Leicestershire … (S) FRsNIII.

1218, William witnessed the treaty of Worcester with Llywelyn the Great.

1219, Hugh de Gournay, a minor, in custody of William de Cantilupe. [William’s son would marry Hugh’s sister.]

9/2/1221, Pledges of William fitz Warin and Agnes, his wife, for 100 m.: John of Monmouth . William de Cantilupe. Roger of Clifford.  (S) FRsHIII.

1221, William de Fiennes sued William de Cantilupe senior for 7 hides in Eiton of Wendover manor.

1223, Hubert de Burgh, leaving London, asked William de Cantelowe to watch over the Exchequer. (S) The Minority of Henry III, Carpenter, 1990, P304.

9/2/1226, Walter de Clifford, John fitz Alan, John le Strange and William de Cantilupe [and others] to attend a meeting on October 25th at Oswestry with Lewellyn, Prince of Wales, and report the result.

8/17/1227, William granted a market and fair for 15 marks at Beaudesert, Warwick [The manor of Peter de Montfort]. (S) Gaz. of Markets and Fairs in England and Wales to 1516.

4/10/1228, The king has committed the manors of Harborough and Bowden with appurtenances to William de Cantilupe to hold until Michaelmas in the twelth year … (S) FRsHIII.

1228, William 1 of 9 by writ ordered to join the king’s army at Montgomery, going into Wales.

9/3/1228, Marcher barons were called into service when the negotiations were not going well. The next day King Henry sent a summons to more than 100 others that went into battle against the Welsh [the 1st documented general call to military service of the king.]

5/6/1321, William granted markets and fairs at Aston Cantlow and Barwick, Warwick. (S) Gaz. of Markets and Fairs in England and Wales to 1516.

1231, William again called into service to go into Wales.

5/1231, King Henry sent Hubert de Burgh to Wales to suppress an uprising led by Llywelyn ap Iorwert, prince of Gwynedd.

1232, A day was given to the men of Bromsgrove and the men of Thomas of Warwick and William de Cantilup’ to hear judgement on their plea of toll and the raising of a market at Bromsgrove.

1/12/1233, The king has granted to William de Cantilupe senior, who, by his grant, renders 15 m. each year at the Exchequer for the debts he owes the king. (S) FRsHIII.

12/28/1234, Exemption for life of William de Cantilupo, the elder, and all his demesne lands from suits of counties and hundreds, sheriffs’ aids, hidage, and view of frank pledge. (S) CPRs.

9/24/1235, Exemption, at the instance of William de Cantilupo the elder … (S) CPRs.

1236, William a witness to the confirmation of the Magna Carta.

6/5/1237, William de Cantilupe senior pledging 20m. for Patrick de Chaworth (23639788), son and heir of Payn de Chaworth, nephew and heir of Margaret de la Ferté. (S) FRsIII.

1238, William granted custody and marriage of Eva de Braose with the honor of Abergavenny.

1/25/1238, To. R. earl of Cornwall and Poitou. The king is sending him … and William de Cantilupo, requesting … to give them credence to things which they will say from him and to do them. (S) CPRs. [Richard had opposed King Henry’s allowing their widowed sister Eleanor to marry Simon de Montfort.]

1238, William made a Steward of the King’s household.

1239, William, Steward of the King’s household, died.

5/22/1239, ‘Walter de Burgh, keeper of the king’s demesne lands, to have seisin of the manor of Calne, which William de Cantilupe, who is dead, held.’ (S) FRsHIII.

(S) DNB, P199. (S) Annals of Windsor, Tighe, 1858, P60. (S) Lords of the Central Marches, 2008, Holden.

Family notes:

·         ~1199, Fulk de Cauntelo was granted the manor of Calne, Wiltshire, which would be passed down through this family for several generations.

Children of William and Mecelina:

i. William de Cantilupe (10000972), born ~1190 in England.

ii. Isabelle de Cantilupe, born ? in England.

1202, Isabelle married Sir Alexander de la Zouche.

iii. Walter de Cantelupo, born ~1195 in England.

Walter, Bishop of Worchester.

1239, Dedicatai sunt ecclesiae Sancti Petri Gloucestriae, de Winchelcumbae, de Persora, Majoris Balverniae a domino Waltero de Cantilupo episcopo Wigorniae. (S) Annals of Winchcombe and Sudeley, Dent, 1877, P98.

1266, Walter died.

iv. Sybilla de Cantelupo, born ~1198 in England.

1210, Sybilla married Geoffrey de Pauncefote, Steward of the King’s Household.

v. Egidia de Cantilupe (19989775), born ~1200 in England.


Sir Nicholas Poyntz & Juliane Bardolf

20001920. Sir Nicholas Poyntz & 20001921. Juliane Bardolf

~1165, Nicholas born in Tockington, Gloucestershire, England.

~1170, Juliane born in England, d/o 40003842. Hugh Bardolf.

By 1188, Nicholas married Juliane.

11/3/1189, Richard I crowned king of England.

Aft. 1189, Sir Nicholas Poyntz, patron of Tockington, and Richard, rector, consented to pay the abbot 6s a year. (S) Transactions – Bristol and Gloucester, V12, 1888, P141.

By 1190, Reginald Pointz, joining the crusades, gave to his 4 nephews the whole of his portion of the vill of Camberwell. Nicholas soon after controlled half, and gave 10 acres to the nuns of Holiwell.

4/6/1199, John succeeded Richard I as King of England.

1201-02, Nicholas Poinz of the honour of Gloucester rendered and account of 23 marks of the 2nd scutage, and of fine for knights not transferred, and for 7 knight’s fees; and 12s 6d of one knight’s fee on the honour of Moreton. (S) Historical and Genealogical Memoir of the Family of Poyntz, 1983, P8.

6/19/1215 at Runnymede near Windsor, King John forced to agree to the terms of the Magna Carta.

1216, Nicholas and his son Hugh joined the rebel barons against King John, for which they forfeited their lands in Somerset, Dorset, and Gloucester. (S) The Noble Family of Greville, Edmondson, 1766, P8.

7/17/1216, Nicholas and his son captured as opponents of King John at Worcester.

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

1217, Nicholas submitted to King Henry and had his lands returned.

By 1218, Juliane died.

[––Nicholas––]

Nicholas married 2nd Johanna de Albiniaco.

1/29/1219, Nicholas Poinz and Johanna his wife granted a market at Ampthill, Bedfordshire for a fee of 5 marks. (S) Gaz. of Markets and Fairs.

1219-20, Witnesses: Sir Nicholas Poinz, Sir Hugh his son, Sir Adam son of Nigel, Sir Thomas de Berkeley, … (S) UKNA.

Bef. 4/4/1220, Nicholas’ son and heir Hugh died.

By 1232, Nicholas the heir of another nephew, Walter. Nicholas sold Walter’s share to the nunnery of Holiwell for 1/4th part of 3/4th’s of a knight’s fee. (S) Arnold’s Magazine of the Fine Arts, V3, 1834, P149.

9/28/1232, To the sheriff of Gloucestershire, to place in respite the demand he makes for the debts of Nicholas Poinz and Hugh Poinz. (S) FRsHIII.

Bef. 2/1233, Nicholas died [his grandson Nicholas his heir.] (S) FRsHIII. [Joan married Baldwin de Bethune.]

(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P605. (S) Visitations of Essex, Hawley.

Child of Nicholas and Juliane:

i. Hugh Poyntz (10000960), born bef. 1189 in England.


Baron William D’Aubeney & Lady Margaret de Umfreville

19989988. Baron William D’Aubeney & 19989989. Lady Margaret de Umfreville

~1160, William de Albini born in Belvoir, Leicester, England, heir & s/o 39979976. William D’Aubeney & 39979977. Maud Fitz Robert.

12/19/1154, Henry II crowned king of England.

1168, William a minor when his father died.

~1170, Margaret born in England, d/o 39979978. Odinel de Umfreville & 39979979. Alice de Lucy.

[––William & Margaret––]

~1188, William married Margaret.

11/3/1189, Richard I crowned king of England.

1192, William served in Ireland.

1194, William accompanied Richard I in his invasion into Normandy, for which he was acquitted scutage in Bucks and Bedford.

5/12/1194, King Richard sailed from Portsmouth with his army and siege engines for Barfleur, from which they traveled to Caen, then Bayeux, then Lisieux.

1196-98, Wm. de Albini sheriff of Warwick, Leicester, and Rutland.

1198, Margaret died.

 [––William––]

9/29/1198, William, for a fine of 600 marks, married 2nd Agatha Trussebut, widow of Hamo Fitz Hamo. [No children.]

5/27/1199, John crowned king of England.

1199, William the high sheriff of Bedford and Buckingham.

1/15/1200, King John confirmed a grant of King Richard I of the manor of Orston to William.

1201, William de Albeni rendered £213 6s. 8d. to the crown for having Agatha to wife.

1203, King John confirmed a grant of King Richard of the manor Orston to William de Albini.

1210, William fought in Ireland. King John launched successful attacks in Ireland [which he split Ireland into shires ruled by the crown from Dublin], launching 700 ships in the attack.

1210, Wm. de Albini a surety for King John in the peace agreement with the king of France.

11/30/1214, King John summons the release of Belvoir castle, and threatens that if it were not delivered Wm. de Albini “should never eat more”.

1215, William joined the confederacy of barons at Stamford and was appointed justiciary of Lincolnshire.

6/15/1215 at Runnymede near Windsor, King John forced to agree to the terms of the Magna Carta. William one of the 25 barons who swore to observe the charters and to compel the king to comply.

10/13/1215, William, appointed by the barons as Governor of Rochester castle, under siege by King John. [Lore says that William refused to let a bowman shoot King John, who was personally in charge of the siege.]

11/30/1215, William surrendered the castle to King John, and was imprisoned in Corfe castle. (S) Freemason’s Quarterly, 1859, P167.

12/16/1215, William and his son William excommunicated by the Pope as rebel barons.

5/12/1216, Prince Louis [future VIII] of France, after a successful landing, crowned King of England in London. In June, Louis captured Winchester and controlled half of England.

6/1216, William promoted a tournament at Stanford; the prize of tilting – a bear. Robert fitz Walter sent a letter to William de Albini about moving the tournament planned for Stamford to a location near London.

7/1216-10/1216, Agatha raised money to pay William’s fines.

8/6/1216, On a guarantee of 6000 marks, Agatha given seisen of all of William’s lands.

10/18/1216, King John died.

10/27/1216, Wm de Albini submits and gives hostages to King Henry.

10/28/1216, Henry III, age 9, crowned king of England.

1217, Muleton castle given to Wm. de Albini.

5/20/1217, William a commander at the battle of Lincoln. English forces, with the aid of previous rebel barons, defeated the French forces at Lincoln, killing the Count of Perche in the battle.

9/12/1217, Prince Louis forfeited his claim to the English crown by the treaty at Kingston-on-Thames, called the Treaty of Lambeth. A principle provision of the treaty was amnesty for English rebels.

1218, William de Albini of Bevir gave of the scutages of the fees of 33 knights, and 3 knights of the inheritance of his wife, and 2 knights in Oskinton of the gift of King Richard.

1220, Wm. de Albini obtained the wardship of Hugh Nevil.

3/12/1221, William d’Aubigny has made fine with the king by one good palfrey for having custody of the land with appurtenances in the bailiwick of the sheriff of Lincolnshire formerly of Henry de Neville, and for having the marriage of Hugh, son and heir of the same Henry. (S) FRsHIII.

1222, The sheriff commanded not to exact the White Rent of William Daubigny out of the manor of Oskinton because it was held of knight’s service.

10/3/1223, William d'Aubigny has made fine with the king by 40m., to be rendered each year at the Exchequer for as long as it pleases the king, for the 6000m. that he owes of the fine that he made with King John, the king’s father, for his ransom, of which he is to render 20m.  … (S) CPRs.

8/18/1224, The King at Bedford in the presence of Hubert de Burg Justiciary, William Earl of Salisbury, William Earl Warren, … William Briwer, P. fitz Herebert, William de Albini, … Relaxation of the subsidy granted to the king by the clergy, for the siege of Bedford. (S) Manuscripts of the Duke of Beaufort, 1891, P556.

1/14/1230, The king has granted to William d’Aubigny that, of the 86½ m. which are exacted from him … for the prest of Ireland, Barham Down and Poitou made to him in the time of King John, … he may render 5 m. per annum. (S) FRsHIII.

1231, Wm. de Albini founded the hospital and priory of St. Mary at Newsted.

9/22/1233, Order to the sheriff of Lincolnshire that if he is able to establish that Thomas Grelley, by his own authority, violenty ejected and beat the bailiffs of William d’Aubigny that he found in the manor of Swineshead, which the king had committed to William. (S) FRsHIII.

4/23/1235, William d’Aubigny gives the king 2 palfreys for having his confirmation of the manor of Orston with appurtenances in Nottinghamshire and 100 solidates of land in socage in Wilbarston in Northamptonshire , which he has of the gift of King John, father of this king. (S) FRsHIII.

5/7/1236, William died; buried at Newstead, Lincolnshire.

(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P28. (S) History of Nottinghamshire, V1, 1797, PP218-20. (S) Academia Tertia Anglicanan, Peck, 1727, P85.

Family notes:

·         Undated: William de Albini gave to the monks of Belvoyr out of every acre of Belver, Walsthorp, Botelesford, Oskington, and Stokes one sheaf of grain for the soul of Agatha his wife, and for the soul of Margery, his former wife; witnessed by his sons William, Odinellsu, Robert and Nicholas.

Child of William and Margaret: [4 sons]

i. William D’Aubeney (9994994), born ~1190 in England.


Sunday, October 30, 2011

Sir Eustace de Greinville

19989964. Sir Eustace de Greinville

~1170, Eustace born in England, s/o §§Eustace de Greinville.

11/3/1189, Richard I crowned king of England.

[––Eustace & ?––]

1194, Sir Eustace attended King Richard in his invasion of Normandy and was excused from paying scutage.

5/12/1194, King Richard sailed from Portsmouth with his army and siege engines for Barfleur, from which they traveled to Caen, then Bayeux, then Lisieux.

4/6/1199, John succeeded Richard I as King of England.

 [––Isabel––]

By 1202, Isabel co-heiress to her father with her sister Frethesent, married to Geoffrey Luttrell.

1204, “Between Geoffrey Luterel and Frethesant his wife, and Isabella, sister of the same Frethesant, plaintiffs, and Osmund, abbot of Roche, tenant of 12 bovates of land in Thurnscoe, which William Vavassour had given in this place. Between Geoffrey Luterel and Frethesant his wife, and Isabel, sister of the same Frethesant, plaintiffs, and Elias, abbot of Kirkstall, tenant of eleven bovates and of 4 acres of land with the appurtenances in Hooton Painell, to wit, of all the land, which he held of the fief of William Paynell in the same vill, the right of Frethesant and Isabella.”

[––Isabel & William––]

1205, William the Bastard married Isabel, d/o William Paynel & Rethesent ?. (S) FMG.

1205, William the Bastard gives 40 marks for having in wife [Isabella] the sister of the wife of Geoffrey Luterell with her inheritance. Mainpernors, William Briwerre of 10 marks. The earl of Salisbury of 10 marks. Hugh de Neville of 10 marks. Peter des Roches of 10 marks.

1206, Eustace de Greinville held a third of a knight’s fee of Peter de Roches, bishop of Winchester.

Bef. 1210, Grant from Aumaric, earl of Gloucester, son of Aumaric, count of Evreux, to Eustace de Greinville, of 100s of land in his manor of Mapeldurham … by the service of the third of one knight’s fee.

1215, Eustace the constable of the Tower of London.

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

By 1217, William Bastard died.

[––Eustace & Isabel––]

1217, Eustace de Greinville, the king’s steward and guardian of the land and heir of William Bastard. (S) Hist. of the Co. of York North Riding, V1, 1914. [Eustace styled ‘senescallus noster’.]

1218-19, Eustace de Graynvil in the plea rolls and assizes for Yorkshire. (S) Rolls of the Justices in Eyre, Stenton, 1937.

1219, Co. of York, boys and girls to be in custody of the lord of the king: Frethensantha, who had been the wife of Geoffrey Luterel, and daughter of William Paynell, holding land in Rydal … Henry de Newmarch [Novo Mercato] has her … Isabella, sister of the aforesaid Frethesanta, is of the donation of the lord the king. Eustace de Greinville has her. Her land is worth £7. (S) FMG.

1219-20, The king to the sheriff of Yorkshire: Know ye that we have committed to our beloved and faithful Eustace de Greinville, to support himself in our service, … the manor of Barton … which the lord King John had granted to Geoffrey Luterell …

1220, Eustace de Greinville [husband of Isabel, sister of Frethesenta] claimed the advowson of the church of Barton by royal grant as escheat from Fulk Paynel. In response, The Prior of Barton showed the charters of Ralph Paynel the founder, Alexander his son and heir, William son of Alexander and Frethesent daughter of William. [Willelmi Paynel…Radulfus Paynel qui fundavit ecclesiam…Alexandri Painel filii et heredis ipsius Radulfi…Willelmi filii Alexandri Paynel…Frechesante filie ipsius Willelmi.] (S) FMG.

2/29/1224, Pledges for Osbert Gifford. William Brewer for 20m.  … Robert Mauduit for 20m.  … Eustace de Greinville for 10m.  Robert de Vaux for 20m.  (S) FRsHIII.

8/30/1224, Pledges for Walter de Goderville. Osbert Gifford for 30m.  … Eustace de Greinville for 10m.  John de Beauchamp for 10m.  … Ralph de Tany for 30m.  Geoffrey d’Avranches for 10m.  (S) FRsHIII.

9/2/1224, Pledges for Henry de Trubleville. W. de Mandeville, earl of Essex, for 40m.  Robert de Turville for 10m.  Hugh of Windsor for 10m.  John de Beauchamp for 20m.  … Geoffrey de Lucy for 20m.  Eustace de Greinville for 10m.  Richard de Redvers for 20m.  Henry son of Reginald for 10m.  Hugh de St. Philibert for 10m.  John son of Richard for 10m.  (S) FRsHIII.

1226, Confirmation by P. bishop of Winchester to Eustace de Greinville of all the lands and tenetments which Amauric earl of Gloucester …

9/23/1226, Order to the sheriff of Yorkshire to take into the king’s hand … the land that Eustace de Greinville held in Barton by bail of the king, … committed to Phillip Marc to sustain him … saving to Eustace his corn that he had sown in the same land and his other chattels that he has in the same land. (S) FRsHIII.

1228, Eustace named in the muster of the king to go into Montgomery in Wales.

By 1229, Eustace died, his son Eustace succeeding.

(S) Dormant and Extinct Baronage, Banks, 1807, P5. (S) Cal. of Charters and Doc’s relating to Slelborne, Pt2, 1894, P63-5. (S) Memoirs  Illustrative, Vs1-2, 1847, P123-5. (S) Pipe Roll of the Bishopric of Winchester, P36. (S) The Peerage of Ireland, V3, 1789, P300.

Family notes:

·         1186, Sir Eustace de Greneville gave 100 marks to have the lands that had belonged to his uncle Gerard de Greinvil.

·         Eustace witnessed the gift to the abbey of Nutley made by William Marshall.

Children of Eustace and ?:

i. Eustace de Greinville, born ~1195 in England.

Eustace married Joan, d/o Robert Arsic & Sybilla de Crevequer.

1/31/1230, The king has taken the homages of Eustace de Greinville and Thomas de la Haye, who took to wife Joan and Alexandria, daughters and heiresses of Robert Arsic, for the lands formerly of the same Robert which he held of the king in chief and which fall to the same by inheritance.

10/28/1231, Order to the barons of the Exchequer to place in respite the demand they make from Eustace de Greinville for the scutage of Poitou after the first crossing of the king. (S) FRsHIII.

11/30/1233, Eustace de Greinville has made fine with the king by 100 m., for himself and Joan, his wife, and for Thomas de la Haye and Alexandria, his wife, for having the year and day which pertains to the king and the seisin of the manor of Tunstall with appurtenances, which Hubert de Burgh had of the gift of Robert Arsic, father of Joan and Alexandria, whose heirs they are. … Pledges for Eustace.: Ralph de la Haye for 100s.William Mauduit for 5 m. John de Beauchamp for 5 m. John de Plessetis for 5 m. … William de Cantilupe junior for 5 m. … (S) FRsHIII.

10/19/1234, Order that, of the 100m.  by which Eustace de Greinville made fine with the king for himself and Joan, his wife, and Thomas de la Haye and Alexandria, his wife, for having the year and day that pertain to the king, and for having seisin of the manor of Tunstall [Ireland], which Hubert de Burgh had of the gift of Robert Arsic, father of the aforesaid Joan and Alexandria, they are to cause both Eustace, Joan, Thomas and Alexandria and their pledges to be quit, because they did not have that for which they made fine. (S) FRsHIII.

2/16/1237 at Kingstone, Grant from P. bishop of Winchester, confirming to the prior and canons of Seleburne all the land of Sithe, with the mill, which they have by the gift of Eustace de Greinville in the manor of Mapelderham.

ii. Gilbert de Greinville (9994982), born ~1200 in England.

8/6/1222, … necessaries to be provided for the princess [Eleanora] and her 2 waiting maids who were staying by the King’s orders in Gloucester Castle, and for …, and Gilbert de Greinville, the keepers of the Princess, with their 6 horses and 8 men, together with the domestic establishment of the same Elianor, … (S) Pleas Of The Crown For The Hundred Of Swineshead And The Township Of Bristol, Watson, 1902.


Saturday, October 29, 2011

Lord Richard Engayne & Sara de Chesney

19989960. Lord Richard Engayne & 19989961. Sara de Chesney

12/19/1154, Henry II crowned king of England.

~1160, Richard born in England, s/o 39979920. Richard Engayne & 39979921. Margery Fitz Urse.

~1167, Sara, born in England, coheir & d/o 39979922. William de Chesney & 39979923. Albreda de Poynings.

1177, Richard’s father died.

1177, Richard fined 100 marks for a forest offense. (S) Pipe Roll Society, 1966, P27.

Aft. 1185, Richard heir to his mother.

11/3/1189, Richard I crowned king of England.

1190-91, Richard sheriff of Northamptonshire.

~1193, Richard married Sara bringing Colne manor into the family; from which time it became known as Colne Engaine.

5/27/1199, John crowned king of England.

[Undated] Richard Engayne founded the prior and canons of St. Mary, Castle Hymel, Northamptonshire. (S) Victoria Hist. of the Co. of Northampton, V2, 1906, P135.

1209, Richard of Laxton and Pytchley died.

(S) Transactions of the Essex Archaeological Society, 1903, P194. (S) Gen. Hist. of the Dormant, Burke, 1866, P189.

Family notes:

·         4/8/1241, Placita coram Domino Rege … Vitalis Engayne (9994980) and Roger Gernet (23634308) claim the Honor of Montgomery, as descendants of the first wife of Baldwin de Buller, living temp. Henry I. Giles de Erdington claimed it on account of a grant made to his father Thomas by Stephen de Stanton, a descendent of Baldwin by a second wife. William de Cantilupe derived his claim from Reginald Gernet (47268616), one of the co-heirs. (S) Collections for a History of Staffordshire, V4, 1883, P91.

Child of Richard and Sara:

i. Richard Engayne, born ~1190 in England.

ii. Vitalis Engayne (9994980), born ~1195 in England.


Lord Ralph de Greasley & Isabel de Muschamp

19989914. Lord Ralph de Greasley & 19989915. Isabel de Muschamp

~1175, Ralph de Grisele born in Nottingham, England, s/o 39979828. William de Greasley.

~1185, Isabel born in England, heir & d/o §§Robert de Muschamp.

[Temp. R.I] Ralph de Grisele gave lands in Heather, Leicester, to the Knights Hospitallers. (S) Topography of Great Britain, Cooke, V17, Leicestershire and Lincolnshire, P89.

[Temp. King John], Ralph de Seile, with the consent of William, earl of Ferrers, to Ralph, son of William de Greseley for 13 marks of silver. ‘Willielmo de G’sel a witness to the sale. (S) Survey of Staffordshire, Erdeswick, 1844, P211.

4/6/1199, John succeeded Richard I as King of England.

Aft. 1200, Richard’s father died.

[––Ralph & Isabel––]

~1204, Ralph married Isabel, becoming lord of Muscamp, Nottingham in right of his wife.

1204-05, Ralph, holding lands in Seile, Hether and Ravenstone, who was married, paid scutage.

1211, 2 of the 3 fees held by Ralph de Gresley of the honour of Peverel correspond to Middle Claydon.

1212, King John granted land to Ralph de Greasley in Kimberley, Nottingham.

6/25/1216, the King’s Sheriff of Nottingham and Derby to give full possession, without delay, to Ralph de Greasley and Isabella his wife, of her inheritance from Robert de Muschamp. [This did not occur until later because of non-payment of £100 and the death of King John.]

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

7/3/1219, Ralph of Greasley and Isabella, his wife, have made fine with the king by £100 for having the land formerly of Robert of Muskham, Isabella’s father, and so they are quit of the … Order to the sheriff … to cause Ralph and Isabella to have full seisin of the land with its appurtenances in his bailiwick of Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire without delay. (S) FRsHIII.

~1220, Ralph paid the King 500 marks for permission to marry Agnes to Robert Lupus; and if that marriage should fall through, then he would marry her as the King should will. [It either did not work, or did not last.]

By 1223, All 3 of Isabel’s brothers had died without heirs and she inherited the family lands.

Isabel died before Ralph.

[––Ralph––]

6/19/1228, To the keeper of the honour of Peverel . … by the letters of Ralph of Greasley that he sent to the king, that the same Ralph is ready, if it pleases the king, to divest himself, to the use of Hugh son of Ralph and Agnes, his wife, daughter and heiress of the same Ralph, of all lands that he held of the king in chief, namely 2 knights’ fees with appurtenances in Cleiden’, which is of the honour of Peverel of Nottingham, and 1 knight’s fee with appurtenances in Greasley, which is of the same honour, the king, agreeing …, has taken the homage of Hugh for the aforesaid fees. (S) FRsHIII.

Ralph died.

(S) Fenwick Allie Ancestry, Sellers, 1916, P78. (S) Hist. of Buckingham, V4, 1927, Middle Claydon. (S) Coll’s for a Hist. of Staffordshire, V19, VI New Series, 1898, William Salt Arch. Soc., The Gresleys of Drakelowe.

Family notes:

·         Robert de Muschamp, steward to Gilbert de Gaunt. His 3 sons died without children: Ralph, Robert & Andrew.

Child of Ralph and Isabel:

i. Agnes de Greasley (9994957), born ~1205 in England.


Lord Robert Fitz Roger & Margaret de Chesney

19989910. Lord Robert Fitz Roger & 19989911. Margaret de Chesney

~1164, Margaret de Kesneto born in England, heiress & d/o 39979922. William de Chesney & 39979923. Albreda de Poynings.

~1165, Robert born in England, s/o 39979820. Roger fitz Richard & 39979821. Alice de Vere.

Bef. 9/1174, Margaret’s father died; Hugh de Cressy given possession of her father’s lands.

[––Margaret & Hugh––]

Margaret de Cayneto 1st married to Hugh de Cressi. [1 son – Roger, see family notes.]

1175, Hugh owed £190 on Margaret’s father’s debts.

By 4/1178, Roger’s father died, the crown holding Warkworth during minority.

1185, Alice of Essex [Robert’s mother] is at the King’s disposal, and is 60 years old; and is aunt to Earl William (of Essex) and sister to Earl Aubrrey (of Oxford), and she has 2 sons, knights, and 1 daughter married to John, constable of Chester. Aynho, which is her manor, and which she holds of Earl William, is worth £30 a year . (S) Transactions – Essex, 1889, P244.

1189, Hugh de Cressy died. (S) English Historical Review, V35, 1920, P491.

[––Robert & Margaret––]

1189, Robert married Margaret.

7/6/1189, Richard I succeeded Henry II as King of England.

1190, Robert fitz Roger of Clavering holding for 2.5 knights’ fees the manor of Almoner, Norfolk. (S) The Boarstall Cartulary, 1930, P314.

4/16/1191, King Richard granted Robert the lands of Eure, Buckinghamshire. (S) The Register Booke of Inglebye Iuxta Grenhow, 1889, P-XLI.

1191–92, Robert sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk in right of his wife.

1196-97, Robert son of Roger an itinerant justice in Norfolk. (S) Pipe Roll Society, V65, 1952, P-XV.

1197, William de Redham granted his right in the rectory of Limpenhoe by fine to Robert fitz Roger. (S) Ess. Tow’s … Co. of Norfolk, Blomefield, 1775, P20.

1198, The abbey of Walsingham, near Loddon, founded by Robert fitz Roger de Clavering for Premonstratensian canons. (S) The English Cyclopaedia, Knight, 1867, P1011.

4/6/1199, John succeeded Richard I as King of England. [Richard made his brother John his heir, but previously had named Arthur of Brittany, who was next in line.]

1199, Robert son of Roger obtained a grant to enlarge his house at what became Warkworth castle. (S) Military Architecture in England, Thompson, 1912, P194.

1199-1200, Robert obtained confirmation from King John of the grant of the manor of Clavering. (S) Notes & Queries, 1897, P437.

1201, Robert fitz-Roger sheriff of Northumberland and constable of the castle of Newcastle.

5/5/1203 at Porchester, King John specified the details of Queen Isabel’s dower lands in England and Normandy; Robert Fitz Roger a witness.

3/8/1204, King John granted the manor of Rothbury [Robire] and its forest to Robert son of Roger, to be held by 1 knight’s fee. (S) A History of Northumberland, 1940, P344. [The grant included the original rights of the manor, including the power to apprehend and try malefactors, and to hang them; an assize of ale and bread; and a tumbril and a pillory. Roger could also claim all stray cattle and lost property. Anyone found hunting in the forest were fined £10 to the crown, while Roger could keep the horses, harness, and dogs.]

5/5/1204, Charter of the Lady the Queen I. on her dower. John, by the grace of God, … Attesting, the Lords … G. Fitz-Peter, earl of Essex; Earl Roger le Bigot; W. Earl of Arundel; A. de Veer, Earl of Oxford; Henry de Bohum, Earl of Hereford; W. de Braosa, Robert fitz-Roger, … (S) King John of England, Chadwick, 1865, P192.

1204, Robert, sheriff of Northumberland.

1204-5, Robert granted the manor of Corbridge, Northumberland, by annual service of £40.(S) Gaz. of Markets and Fairs. [Included Thropton, Snitter, and Newtown.]

1205, Robert completed construction of Warkworth castle.

10/15/1205, King John sent a letter to the Barons of the Exchequer to “compute” with Robert fitz Roger for the farm of the manor of Rothbury, which he had given to him. (S) History of the Berwickshire Naturalists’ Club, V4, P67.

1209, Robert paid £20 for is manor of Robire.

1209, Robert fitz Roger and ambassador to the King of the Scots. (S) History of the Berwickshire Naturalists’ Club, V6, P233.

By 1211, The chapel of St Mary Magdalene with a garden, 40 acres of demesne and pasture rights were granted by Robert son of Roger, lord of Warkworth. (S) Durham Cathedral, Piper, 1989, P200.

By 1213, Inspeximus by Almaric de Luci of the following grant of Richard de Luci his great grandfather: … Richard de Lucy (79958684) … Almaric confims the above grant as to the moiety thereof that Roheisia de Doveria (19989671) his kinswoman has granted them. Witnesses: Sirs Robert son of Roger (19989910), … (S) UKNA.

1213, Robert, lord of Warkworth, lord of Clavering, Essex, died; his son John a minor.

[––Margaret––]

1213-14, Margaret paid £1000 for seisin of Robert’s property, the right to not be distrained to marry, and that she might be quit of her father’s debts to the Jews. (S) The Judges of England, Foss, 1848, P71.

1217, Jordan de Sackvile [Margaret’s brother-in-law], and Vitalis, son of Richard Engayen [Margaret’s nephew] released their right in Ling to Margaret. (S) Ess. Tow’s … Co. of Norfolk, Blomefield, 1775, P406.

By 1/7/1230, Margaret died.

(S) An Historical, Topographical, … Co. of Northumberland, V2, 1825. (S) Northumberland Families, V1, 1968, P15. (S) Upper Coquetdale, Dixon, 1903, P367. (S) Memoirs Chiefly Illustrative, V2, 1858, P189.

Family notes:

·         Reign of King John: “Robertus filius Rogeri tenet in capite de domino Rege manerium de Wercwrth.” (S) Archaeologia Aeliana, V25, 1904, P153.

·         Robert founder of the monastery of Langely, co. Norfolk.

·         Margaret’s son Roger de Cressy married Isabel de Rie and had 4 sons, who all died without issue, so the barony of Horford, Norfolk, eventually fell to the heirs of Margaret.

Children of Robert and Margaret:

i. Alice Fitz Robert (9994955), born 1190 in England.

ii. John fitz Robert (486765192), born ~1192 in England.


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