Thursday, December 22, 2011

G25: 30422278 Montague-Grandison


30422278. Earl William de Montague & 30422279. Katherine de Grandison

~1300, Katherine born in England, d/o 11820466. William de Grandison & 11820467. Sibyl de Tregoz.

1301, William born in Cassington, Oxon, England, s/o 2495306. Lord William Montacute & 2495307. Elizabeth de Montfort.

7/7/1307, Edward II became king on the death of his father.

11/6/1319, William succeeded his father.

6/1320, William with King Edward when travelled to France to perform homage for his French lands in Gascony and Ponthieu to his overlord and brother-in-law, King Philip V.

1321-2, “William, son and heir of William de Monte Acuto, proof of age.” (S) UKNA.

1322, William received livery of his lands, and a grant of Lundy Isle off the coast of Devon.

11/20/1323, William de Monte Acuto mainperned for William de Aune, constable of Tykehull castle. (S) CCRs.

3/11/1324, William de Monte Acuto acknowledges that he owes to Ralph de Brok 30 marks … (S) CCRs.

8/1324, King Edward began the “War of Saint-Sardos” with his brother-in-law King Charles of France.

1325, William, made Knight of the Bath, and departing for France.

2/1/1327 at Westminster, Edward III, age 14, crowned king of England.

8/1327, William with King Edward III repelled a Scottish invasion at Stanhope Park near Durham.

12/28/1327, Licence for William de Monte Acuto to enfeoff Walkelin, parson of the chruch of Chedeseie … of his manor … Donyate, co. Somerset, … re-enfeoff thereof the said William, Katherine, his wife, and his heirs. (S) CPRs.

6/1328, William elevated to knight banneret of the king’s household.

1/1329, William granted the manor of Wark on the River Tweed.

6/1329, William sent to France to treat for a marriage between the eldest son of the King of France and King Edward’s sister, Eleanor.

8/31/1329, Pardon to William de Monte Acuto for crenellating a certain chamber in his dwelling-house of Doneyate without licence; and licence for him to crenellate his dwelling-house and to hold the premises in fee simple.

9/1329, Indulgence … church of St. Augustine, Bristol, … shall pray for Sir William de Monte Acuto, knight, and the lady Elizabeth, his mother, Katherine, his wife, and their children … (S) Register of Ralph of Shrewsbury, 1896, P8.

9/1329, William sent as an ambassador to Pope John at Avignon. [William was sent to verbally inform the pope of which messages were from King Edward and which were actually of his mother or Roger de Mortimer. The secret code was the presence of the words “pater sancte”.] (S) Montagu, William … Ormrod, 2004.

1329, William, as executor of the estate of Blanche, Queen of Navarre, lent the King 2000 marks.

10/19/1330, William the leader of 9 that assisted King Edward III in the arrest of Roger de Mortimer in Nottingham castle. King Edward obtained indemnity on William’s behalf for all consequences of the death of Mortimer's attendants; and rewarded him with grants of land forfeited by Mortimer.

1/18/1331, King Edward granted William de Monte Acuto and Katherine his wife by charter the manor of Sweyneston in the Isle of Wight. (S) CCRs, 6/16/1335.

4/4/1331, William accompanied King Edward III on a secret visit to France [both disguised as merchants].

9/1331, William held a tournament in Cheapside.

11/28/1331, Appointment of John, bishop of Winchester, the chancellor, Henry de Bello Monte, the king’s kinsman, William de Monte Acuto, … knights, … as proctors and special messengers of the king to treat with Philip, king of France, or his deputies, toching a journey to the Holy Land … to arrange for a meeting between the two kings in France to make allicance. (S) CPRs.

12/14/1332, William de Monte Acuto acknowledges that he owes to Henry, bishop of Lincoln, 1,000 marks. (S) CCRs.

1/23/1333, Licence, at the request of Katherine de Monte Acuto, for John de Pateshull, knight, to enfeoff Henry Hubert and Robert de Foxle of the manor of Caysho, co. Bedford, … for them to regrant to him and Mabel his wife … (S) CPRs.

9/1332, William de Monte Acuto and Katherine his wife plts., and William Vaghan and Johanna his wife … defts., … deforciants receive for the concession 100 marks. (S) Archaeologia Cantiana, V20, 1893, P172.

7/20/1333, William at the battle of Halidon Hill in Scotland. The Scots were led by Sir Archibald Douglas, regent for King David. The attacking Scots were felled by the English archers. The English men-at-arms then mounted their horses and completed the rout.

1333, William at the siege and capture of Berwick-upon-Tweed.

5/23/1334, “the king on learning lately that John Mautravers the younger, lately banished because he withdrew from the realm for certain causes, was desirous to reveal to him many things concerning his honour and the estate and well-being of the realm, has charged William de Monte Acuto to speak with the said John on his behalf and to report what he learns to him.”

1334, William supported the request of Alice de Tyes, daughter of Henry, lord Teyes, to have the bodies of her deceased brother Henry, and husband, Warine de Lisle moved to Chilton, Wilts. (S) Calendar of the Bishop of Worcester, 1996.

1334, King Edward III granted the island to William de Montacute, 1st Earl of Salisbury, in full possession, so that he became King of Man without having to pay homage. [William was considered King Edward III’s closet friend.]

1335, William a commander of the army in Scotland; and received a grant of Bisham manor, near Windsor, which he made the family seat.

6/24/1335, King Edward, leaving from Carlisle, ravaged towns throughout Scotland. Edward was supported by Edward Balliol of Scotland, launching a 2nd attack from Berwick.

1/27/1336, William commanded the siege of Dunbar castle, supported by Richard, earl of Arundel. (S) CCRs, 3/6/1342.

3/16/1337, William created Earl of Salisbury.

4/19/1337, Power to H. bishop of Lincoln, William de Monte Acuto, earl of Salisbury, and William de Clynton, earl of Huntingdon, to treat with Lewis, count of Flanders, for a marriage between his first-born son and Joan, the king’s daughter. (S) CPRs.

7/31/1337, at Frankfort, Henry bishop of Lincoln, William de Monte Acuto, earl of Salisbury, and William de Clynton, earl of Huntingdon,proctors and envoys … with Rupert, count of palatine of the Rhine and duke of Bavaria, in return for his service with 150 men … 15,000 gold florins … (S) CPRs.

4/1338, William sent to organize support from other nations for the King’s claim to the French crown.

9/20/1338, William, in Antwerp, Flanders, appointed Marshall of England.

12/16/1338, Appointment, at the instance of the cardinals sent by the Pope to treat of peace, J. archbishop of Canterbury, … William de Monte Acuto, earl of Salisbury, Robert de Ufford, earl of Suffolk, … knights, … as the king’s proctors … the like to treat with Philip, king of France, … (S) CPRs.

4/9/1339, Acknowledgement of the king’s indebtedness to Vivian le Rous, a Jew of Strasburgh, … 340,000 florins of Florence … sureties … John, archbishop of Canterbury, … the earls of Derby, Northampton, Salisbury, and Suffolk, and Sirs Henry de Ferrers, the chamberlain, … (S) CPRs.

1340, William and the Robert de Ufford, Earl of Suffolk, made an attempt to take Lille, France. Both were captured and taken to Paris.

7/2/1340, Marriage of Margaret de Monthermer granted to William de Montagu, earl of Salisbury.

Aft. 10/18/1340, William set free after agreeing to never serve again against the King of France and in exchange for the Earl of Moray.

1/20/1341, Order to permit William de Monte Acuto, earl of Salisbury and marshal of England, to lade … sacks of wool … and take them to Flanders, … (S) CCRs.

3/15/1341, To Margaret, late the wife of Thomas de Monte Hermerii. Order to pay to William de Monte Acuto, earl of Salisbury and marshal of England, 100 marks yearly for the maintenance of Margaret daughter and heir of Thomas de Monte Hermerii, deceased, tenant in chief, a minor in the king’s wardship, … (S) CCRs.

10/3/1341, Robert de Ufford, earl of Suffolk, and Robert de Ufford his son acknowledge that they owe to William de Monte Acuto, earl of Salisbury, 6,000£. (S) CCRs.

5/1343, William embarked, with Robert d’Artois, for Brittany; captured Vannes and proceeded to besiege Rennes.

1/30/1344, William, knt., 1st Earl of Salisbury, 3rd Lord Montagu, Earl Marshall of England, died of injuries received during a tournament held at Windsor; buried at Bisham priory.

11/24/1345, … John Lotterell, knight against whom Katherine late the earl’s wife seeks a third part of the isle of Londay … John Inge, knight, against whom Katherine, by another writ, seeks a third … (S) CCRs.

4/10/1348, Order to pay to Katherine late the wife of William de Monte Acuto, earl of Salisbury, tenant in chief, 10 marks for her dower of 20£ yearly … (S) CCRs.

4/23/1349, Katherine died.

(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P844, P594, P576. (S) Dictionary of National Biography, Lee, 1894.

Family notes:

·         Katherine coheir to her nephew Thomas, 4th Lord Grandison

Children of William and Katherine:

i. William de Montacute, born 6/25/1328 in England. [Heir]

As a child, William pledged to marry Joan of Kent [not knowing whe was already pledged to Thomas de Holland.]

1344, William, 2nd Earl of Salisbury.

1346, William, not of age, served as a knight banneret at Crecy and Calais.

William married Elizabeth, d/o John de Mohun , Lord of Dunster.

1383, William’s son and heir William died in a tournament, leaving no heir.

6/3/1397, William died; his heir his nephew John de Montacute.

ii. John de Montagu (15211448), born ~1329 in England.

iii. Sibyl de Montague (15211139), born ~1330 in England.

iv. Philippe de Montague (15210589), born ~1332 in England.

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