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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
2/1/1327 at Westminster, Edward III, age 14, crowned king of
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
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 …
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)
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)
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
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
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
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)
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.
·Katherine coheir to her nephew Thomas, 4th
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
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.