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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.


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.