Monday, October 31, 2011

G25: 20001944

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

Aft. 1190, 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.

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 given to William de Cantilupe.

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

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.

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

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.

1216, Peter de Montfort, a minor on the death of his father, wardship was 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, William and the loyal barons expelled the French Dauphin from London, Lincoln castle, and the lands southeast.  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.

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.

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.]

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) Gazetteer 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.

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

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

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.

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.]

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

(S) Dictionary of National Biography, 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 ?:

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

ii. Isabelle de Cantilupe, born ? in England.

1202, Isabelle married Sir Alexander de la Zouche, s/o Geoffrey de la Zouche, Viscount de Porhoet.

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 Geofffrey de Pauncefote, Steward of the King’s Household.