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Monday, October 31, 2011

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.