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Monday, July 7, 2014

Lord Humphrey de Beauchamp & Sybil Oliver & Alice Novant

16778024. Lord Humphrey de Beauchamp & 16778025. Sybil Oliver & 60841813. Alice Novant

~1255, Humphrey born in England, s/o 243367952. Robert de Beauchamp & 243367953. Alice de Mohun. (S) Notes & Queries, 1907, P471.

1263, Humphrey’s father died; his mother surviving; his brother John the heir.

~1266, Sybil born in Wambrook, Somerset, England, d/o §§Walter Oliver.

3/27/1274,  Protection with clause [volumus], until 1 August, for Humphrey de Bello Campo, going with John fitz John on an embassage of the king beyond seas. (S) CPRs.

8/19/1274, Edward I succeeded Henry III as King of England.

3/27/1274, Humphrey de Bello Campo given protection to join the retinue of John son of John on an embassage of the king beyond seas. (S) CPRs.

~1275, Alice born in England, d/o §§Sir Roger Novant. (S) The Family of Fortescue, V2, 1869, P7.

By 1278, Sybil’s father died.

1278-79, Wambrook and Lunleye, Dorset. Appointment of Solomon de Rochester … to take assise of novel disseisin arraigned by Henry de Lacy, earl of Lincoln, against Sibyl, daughter of Walter Olyver … tenement in. (S) 47th Annual Report, 1886, P313.

1279-80, Humphrey married Sibyl.

1280, Wambrook, Dorset. Appointment of Solomon de Rochester … to take assise of novel disseisin arraigned by Humphrey de Beauchamp and Sibyl his wife against Henry de Lacy, earl of Lincoln, … touching tenenment. (S) 47th Annual Report, 1886, P379.

10/24/1283, Humphrey’s older brother John died; John’s son John his heir.

12/25/1285 at Exeter, Protection, with clause volumus, until Michaelmas, for Humphrey de Bello Campo, going beyond seas. Safe conduct, for 1 year. (S) CPRs.

12/27/1285, William del Estre acknowledges that he owes to Humphrey de Bello Campo 15 marks. (S) CCRs.

1287-90, Sibyl divorced Humphrey.

[––Humphrey––] & [––Sibyl––]

By 1292, Sibyl married 2nd John de Aldham. (S) Hist. of Somerset, V4, 1978, Wambrook.

[––Humphrey & Alice––]

By 1292, Humphrey married Alice.

1293, Cecily (121683977), widow of John Beauchamp, Lord Beauchamp of Hatch, whose husband had acted as trustee for his brother Humphrey, unsuccessfully claimed dower in the Wambrook estate.

1296, Humphrey served in Scotland.

3/30/1296, Edward captured Berwick-upon-Tweed, an important Scottish port of northeast England, sacked the town and massacred thousands of its inhabitants.

4/27/1296, Edward invaded Scotland with a force of 25,000 and won the battle of Dunbar against the forces of John Comyn and his son.

6/14/1296, Edward captured Stirling castle, and then Edinburgh castle in an 8 day seige..

8/28/1296, Order to deliver to Humphrey de Bello Campo the manor of Wymbourneford, co. Devon … the king has pardoned Humphrey his trespass in entering the manor for his praiseworthy service to the king in the war in Scotland. (S) CCRs.

3/15/1298, Humphrey de Beauchamp, lord of Ryme, granted a weekly market and an annual fair to be held at the manor of Ryme Intrinseca. (S) Gaz. Of Markets And Fairs.

5/14/1299, Confirmation of a sale made by Walter de Gloucestre, escheator this side of Trent, in pursuance of a power to him to sell wardships and marriages … to Humphrey de Bello Campo, knight, for £20, of the marriage of Idonia, daughter and heir of William de Insula, tenant in chief. (S) CPRs.

2/12/1301, Debtor: Humphrey de Beauchamp, knight, of Devon [held Womberford, Halberton Hundred and Teignharvey, Wonford hundred, Devon] … Amount: 55m. (S) UKNA.

10/18/1303, Grant to Humphrey de Bello Campo, by reason of his service in Scotland, of the custody, during the minority of Amidonia the daughter and heir of the lands in the Isle of Wight, late of William de Insula, tenant in chief. (S) CPRs. [Idonea would marry Humphrey’s son Hugh.]

3/1305 at Coker, John de Bello Campo, Humphrey de Bello Campo, … knights witnessed a charter by John de Mandevile, son of John de Mandevile. (S) Two Cartularies of the Augustinian Priory of Bruton, 1894, P140.

1306 Sibyl Oliver [using her maiden name] granted the advowson and the reversion of the manor of Wambrook to John de Hertrugge and Nichole his wife, with a reservation for life to Sibyl’s son William.

7/16/1306, IPM of Henry de la Pomeray. Devon: … Bokerel. 3 1/4 knights’ fees which Humphrey de Bello Campo holds. (S) CIsPM.

2/25/1308, Edward II succeeded Edward I as King of England.

1308, John de Hertrugge and Nichole secured a quitclaim of the manor of Wambrook from Humphrey de Beauchamp.

10/26/1309, Debtor: Roger de Novaunt, knight, of Devon. reditor: Sir Humphrey de Beauchamp [held Womberford, Halberton Hundred, and Teignharvey, Wonford Hundred, Devon]. Amount 100m. (S) UKNA.

10/15/1310, John de Bromfeld acknowledges that he owes to Humphrey de Bello Campo £40. (S) CCRs.

8/27/1312, Humphrey de Bello Campo to grant a messuage and land in Oburnford to John son of Humphrey de Bello Campo and Joan his wife, retaining land in Buckerell. Devon. (S) CPRs.

1313, Humphrey de Beauchamp a member of parliament for Devon.

3/25/1313, Humphrey de Bello Campo, of co. Somerset. (S) CCRs.

1316, Humphrey died holding the manors of Ryme, co. Dorset; Wambrook, Co. Somerset; Woburnford, Oulescombe, Teinghervy, and Buckerell, Co. Devon; and Lanescot and Lanlowarne, Co. Cornwall.

[––Alice––]

By 7/1317, Alice died.

10/20/1317, Writ of plenius certiorari of Alice, late the wife of Humphrey de Bello Campo. Devon: Sulferton. Alice late the wife of Humphrey de Bello Campo died seised of the manor of Sulferton and the advowson of the church, which she held for life … remainder to Peter Corbet and Beatrice his wife and the heirs of their bodies … (S) CIsPM.

(S) Magna Carta Sureties, Weis, 1999, P186. (S) Hist. of the Co. of Somerset, V4, Dunning, 1978, PP222-231.

Child of Humphrey and Sibyl:

i. Hugh de Beauchamp (8389012), born ~1288 in Ryme, Dorset, England.

Child of Humphrey and Alice:

ii. John de Beauchamp (30420906), born ~1295 in Ryme, Dorset, England.


Sir Geoffrey de Hauteville

16778022. Sir Geoffrey de Hauteville

~1270, Geoffrey born in England.

8/19/1274, Edward I succeeded Henry III as King of England.

1297, Geoffry de Hautevile summoned for the counties of Somerset and Dorset, holding lands worth £20 yearly, under the general writ to perform military service in person with horses and arms, to muster at London on July 7th. (S) Parliamentary Writs and Writs of Military Summons, 1827, P660.

8/23/1297, King Edward left England with 500 ships to attack France and assert his rights. Because of the refusal of many barons, Edward only had a small contingent of knights. The army sailed for Flanders to seek additional support.

6/1/1298, Galfridus de Hautevile given letters of protection while traveling in the retinue of Adomaro de Valencia. (S) Scotland in 1298, Gough, P36.

1302, Galfridus de Huateville holds half a knight’s fee in Norton.

1303, Galfridus de Hateville tenet di. f. in Norton Hauteville de episcopo Bathoniensi. (S) Feudal Aids, V4, Lyte, 1906, P307.

5/7/1304, Pardon to Geoffrey de Hauville, king’s yoeman and falconer, for taking a stag in the forest of Rokyngham. (S) CPRs.

2/25/1308, Edward II succeeded Edward I as King of England.

1316, Hundedum de Langtre … Villa de Newenham … Glafridul de Hautevill. (S) Feudal Aids, V4, Lyte, 1906, P171.

1316-24, Sir Geoffrey de Hautville was M.P. for Somerset, Bucks, and Wilts. [He bore Sable crusilly Argent, a lion rampant Argent, being nearly the same arms as those borne by the Kings of Italy, as descendants of the Kings of Cyprus."] (S) The Norman People.

1/13/1327, Knights and Serjeants of the Court … Geoffrey de Hautevill, … (S) Cal. of Plea Rolls, London, V1, 1926, Roll A 1b.

1/24/1327, Edward III, age 14, succeeded Edward II as King of England. [1/20/1327, Edward II abdicated.]

4/12/1327, A Bristol Friar minor was licensed as Confessor to Geoffery de Hauteville, knight, and 6 of his family. (S) Cal. of the register of John de Drokensford, 1887, P282.

1327, Galfridus de Altaville pays a 1/20th subsidy at Chew Magna, Somerset.

5/13/1329 at Dunden, Geoffrey de Hautevile, knight, witnessed deed. (S) Cal. of Dean and Chapter of Wells, V1, 1907, R.I.f.177.

1332, Geoffrey de Hauteville deeds his manor of Norton Hauteville to John de Wyck (son-in-law).

Geoffrey died.

(S) Collections for a Parochial History of Wraxall, Master, 1900, P14. (S) Let the Stones Talk, Steed, 2011, P77. (S) Collections of a Parochial History of Chew Magna, Wood, 1903, P77ff.

Child of Geoffrey and ?:

i. Egelina de Hautville (8389011), born ~1305 in Chew Magna, Somerset, England.


Sir Philip de Wyke & Maud de Wengham

16778020. Sir Philip de Wyke & 16778021. Maud de Wengham

~1270, Philip de Wike born in England, s/o 33556040. John de Wyke.

11/16/1272, Edward I succeeded Henry III as King of England. [While on crusade.]

1278, Maud born in Steventon, Hampshire, England, coheir & d/o 33556042. Walter de Wengham & 33556044. Maud de Sancto Mauro.

4/1290, Maud’s mother Maud died. An assize of Mort d’Ancestor was brought by the coheirs of Walter de Wengham against Simon de Ludgate and Laurence de Sancto Mauro. Because of the minority of Maud and Joan, the case was delayed 2 years. (S) House of Yvery, V1, Anderson, 1742, P358.

1294, Philip’s father died.

1299 at Wells, Philip de Wyke, knight, was a witness to a grant of lands and tenements from John de Lynforde, to Sir Richard de Emneburghe, knight. (S) Ancient Deeds, V3, 1900, Somerset, A.4432.

~1300, Philip married Maud.

7/7/1307, Edward II succeeded Edward I as King of England.

12/22/1317, Philip de Wyke and Maud his wife; and Sir Maurice de Berkelee, son and heir of Sir Thomas de Berkelee. … Philip and Maud have granted to Maurice one third of the manor of Kingestone Seymor with a third of the advowson of the church. Witnesses: Sir John de Clyvedon, …, Sir Thomas de Gorneye, Sir Geoffrey de Hautevile, knights, … (S) UKNA.

4/17/1318, Laurence de Sancto Mauro, … and Sir Maurice de Berkel', … Laurence has quitclaimed to Maurice, his heirs and assigns one third of the manor of Kyngestone Seymor with the advowson of one third of the church, viz. the third which Philip de Wyke and Maud his wife held. Witnesses: Sir John de Clyvedone, …, Sir Geoffrey de Hautevyle, knights, … (S) UKNA.

6/28/1318, Philip de Wyke was a witness to a grant from Simon de Asschton, knight, to Sir Maurice de Berkeleye. (S) UKNA.

1320, Philip de Wyke, s/o John de Wyke, held Withiel-Flory, Somerset.

1320, Somerset. Philip de Wyke and Maud his wife plaintiffs; John de Bourbon and Joan [Maud’s sister] his wife deforciants; a messuage and 80 acres of arable land … in Old Kyngston and Weston-Gordein … Kyngston to Walter de Wyke, son of the said Philip, … remainder to John de Wyke, brother to Walter, and his heirs …  Weston-Gordein to the said John de Wyke, son of Philip, … (S) House of Yvery, V1, Anderson, 1742, P385.

1321, The manor of Kingston St. Maur allotted to the daughters of Walter de Wengham with the advowson on alternate presentation. The daughters were married to Laurence de Sancto Mauro, Philip de Wyke, and John de Boudon.

By 1324, Philip died.

(S) Collections for a Parochial History of Wraxall, Master, 1900, P14. (S) Let the Stones Talk, Steed, 2011, P77. (S) Collections of a Parochial History of Chew Magna, Wood, 1903, P77ff.

Children of Philip and Maud:

i. Walter de Wyke, born ? in Somerset, England.

ii. John de Wyke (8389010), born ~1300 in Somerset, England.


Sunday, July 6, 2014

Baron Ralph de Gorges & Lady Eleanor de Caleshale

16778018. Baron Ralph de Gorges & 16778019. Lady Eleanor de Caleshale

1258, Ralph born in England, s/o 33556036. Ralph de Gorges & 33556037. Ellen ?.

4-8/1272, Ralph’s father died.

8/19/1274, Edward I succeeded Henry III as King of England.

~1280, Eleanor born in England, d/ 33556038. William de Caleshale & 33556039. Cicely ?.

5/10/1290 at Norham [on the Scottish border], King Edward called the Scottish nobles to him, for them to hear records read which documented the Scots’ kings paying homage to the English kings.

1287, Eleanor and Joan of Acre, daughters of Edward I, to John de Kirkby: assistance in ending the dispute between Hugh le Despenser, John Lovel the heir, Ralph de Gorges and John Lovel the bastard. (S) UKNA. [King Edward was in Gascony.]

6/14/1291, Protection with clause volumus, until Christmas, for the following staying in Scotland on the king’s service – John de London. Ralph de Gorges. (S) CPRs.

1292, Ralph’s mother died.

3/5/1292, Order to the escheator on this side Trent to deliver to Ralph de Gorges, son and heir of Ellen de Gorges, tenant in chief, the lands late of his said mother, he having done homage. (S) CFRs.

1/3/1293, Pardon to Ralph de Gorges, for a fine of 200 marks, of all trespasses in the forests, chaces and parks of the king or others. (S) CPRs.

1293, Ralph the Marshall of the Army of King Edward I in Gascony during which time he was captured by the French. [Philip IV was trying to make ties with the Scots, and Edward I was creating allies on the continent.]

1294, The Gascon War began between England and France, lasting 9 years.

1294, The King has received homage of Ralph de Gorges son and heir of Elen de Gorges deceased , of all lands and tenements which the same Elen his mother held from the King … (S) CPRs.

6/12/1294, Grant to Ralph de Gorges of what belongs to the king of the marriage of Sibyl, late the wife of Anselm de Gurney. (S) CPRs.

7/5/1294, Grant to Ralph de Gorges, going to Gascony on the king’s service, that if anything should happen to him there the executors of his will shall have free administration of his lands for 3 years after his death and free administration of his mother’s will, he said to be the executor. (S) CPRs.

9/10/1294, A fleet sailed from Plymouth for Gascony. John of Brittany and John de St. John were in command, with William Latimer, Raoul de Gorges (marshal) and Robert Tiptoft. (S) Guisborough, P244. [Another fleet left from Portsmouth the next month.]

1294-95, Ralph de Gorges, Marshall of the king’s army in Gascony. (S) Extinct and Dormant, Burke, 1841, P222. [Raoul commanded the Blaye garrison of the first expeditionary force, in which Simon le Roux served and for which he was awarded a Certificate of Service in 1296.]

1294, English forces going up the Gironde estuary seizing the towns of Castillon, then Macau, then Bourg and Balye.

11/1294, The English began an unsuccessful 10-day siege of Bordeaux. They then went upstream and captured Rions, Podensac and Villeneuve, then back to Bordeaux. [Captured 1/1295]

1294-95, King Philip IV captured many English-held lands in Guienne [southwest France.]

4/6/1295, Ralph de Gorges captured at Rouen by Charles of Valois, brother of King Philip of France, and taken to Paris. [5 “notable” English lords including Raoul, and 13 other knights with 33 squires were captured. One “notable” killed was Adam de Creting. Ralph would not be released for “several years” – by his own statements made in later petitions.]

3/18/1296, Commission of oyer and terminer … on complaint by Ralph de Gorges, touching the persons who, during his absence in Gascony on the king’s service, burned his houses and goods therein in Knyghteton, Isle of Wight, and assaulted and wounded his men. (S) CPRs.

1296, King Philip IV invaded and took possession of Gascony from the English. [King Edward was invading Scotland.]

5/24/1297, Order to the escheator on this side Trent to take into the king's hand the lands late of Ralph de Gorges, deceased, tenant in chief. Vacated. (S) CFRs. [It had been reported that Ralph had died in France, but then it was found that he had not, he was only taken prisoner.]

8/23/1297, Edward left England with 500 ships to attack France and assert his rights. Because of the refusal of many barons, Edward only had a small contingent of knights. The army sailed for Flanders to seek additional support.

11/22/1297, Pardon to Thomas de Berkeleye, for his services while staying lately with the king in Flanders, of 500 marks wherein he was amerced for trespasses … and as sureties Ralph de Sandwyco, Ralph de Gorges, … (S) CPRs.

4/2/1299, Protection with clause volumus, for Ralph de Gorges, for as long as he remains a prisoner of the king of France.

10/1299, King Philip IV of France finally ratified the Treaty of Montreuil with King Edward I of England.

1299-1300, Ralph released from capture.

4/4/1300, Commission of oyer and terminer … touching persons who fished the stews of Ralph de Gorges, king’s yoeman, at Knyghteton, co. Southampton, and carried away fish, while he was on the king’s service and under his protection beyond seas. (S) CPRs.

1300, Ralph at the siege of Caerlaverock castle in Scotland. “There more than once the new-dubbed knight, Sir Ralph de Gorges I saw, hemmed round, … ” (S) Siege of Carlaverock, Walter, 1828, P335.

[––Ralph & Eleanor––]

1300, Ralph married Eleanor.

1301, Ralph and Eleanor jointly enfeoffed in the manors of Bradepole, Luttone and Combe, and Bemynstre and Redehoue, the hundreds, Dorset. (S) IPM of Ralph.

1302, Petitioners: Ralph de Gorges. Gorges requests that the king will make restoration to him for the horses that he and his father lost in the king's service in Gascony in lands or by other means. [Remained open due to lack of information.] (S) UKNA.

1303, Ralph granted a yearly market at his manor of Siditon, co. Dorset.

7/26/1304, Commission of oyer and terminer …  complaint by Ralph de Gorges that Nicholas de Mandevill, … with others broke his park at Lyndinton, co. Dorset, hunted therein and carried away deer. (S) CPRs.

7/29/1304, Grant to Ralph de Gorges of the custody for life of the forest of Whittlewode. (S) CPRs. [Taken from Richard Dammory for a trespass.]

11/1304-11/1305, Grant by Hugh le Despenser, knight, to his servant, John de Handlo, of his manor of Swereford, …. Witnesses:- SIrs Ralph de Gorges, …, knights, … (S) UKNA.

4/9/1305, Licence, in consideration of a fine made by Ralph de Gorges before Westminster. W. bishop of Coventry and Lichfield, treasurer, for William de Caleshale and Cicely, his wife, to enfeoff the said Ralph and Eleanor, his wife, of a messuage and carcucate of land in Sturmenstre Mareschal, co. Dorset … the said Ralph to grant, for life, to the said William and Cicely his manor of Knyghton, in the Isle of Wight, held in chief. (S) CPRs.

1305, Sir Ralph de Gorges and Eleanor his lady sealed a deed with the Morville arms. (S) Historical Memoires of the House of Russell, V1, Wiffen, 1833, P137.

10/6/1305, Protection with clause volumus … going beyond the seas on the king’s business with Hugh le Despenser … Ralph de Gorges … (S) CPRs. [Possibly attending the coronation at Lyon of Pope Clement V, which was attended by King Philip IV on Nov. 14th.]

4/16/1306, Ralph de Gorges appointed High Sheriff of Devon [until 12/1307.]

11/4/1306, Licence for Otto son of John Ferre to enfeoff … manor of Totel … to grant to Guy Ferre … reversion in tail to Otto, with remainder to Ralph de Gorges and Eleanor his wife, and the heirs of the body of Eleanor, … (S) CPRs.

1306-07, The merchants of the duchy request remedy according to their charter granted to them by the king as Ralph de Gorges [Sheriff of Devon], has taken wine from them at Dartmouth without making satisfaction against their charter. (S) UKNA.

1/6/1307, Debtor: Ralph de Gorges, knight [of Braunton, Braunton Hundred, Devon]. Creditor: Thomas, Bishop of Exeter [of Devon]. Amount: £20. (S) UKNA.

1307, William de Caleshale and Cicely his wife (of a licence feoffing for Ralph de Gorges and Eleanor his wife) Knyghton manor in the Isle of Wight of Carisbrook honor.

2/25/1308, Edward II succeeded Edward I as King of England.

1308, Ralph summoned to parliament as baron, Lord Gorges.

1308, Petitioners: Ralph de Gorges. Gorges requests allowance in the debt that he owes the king for wages and compensation for lost horses due to his father for the Gascon war. (S) UKNA.

3/2/1309, Commission of oyer and terminer … complaint … that Ralph de Gorges and other persons forcibly entered the manor of Gatecumbe in the Isle of Wight, … wrecked the doors of the houses, … took the rabbits … felled the trees … (S) CPRs. [For the trespass, Ralph lost the forest of Whittlewode which was eventually returned to Richard Dammory.]

4/1309, Ralph, “Sr Rauf de Gorges, Lozengy Or and Az”, present at the Dunstable tournament in which 235 knights participated in retinues, and 70 independently. Ralph faced Peter de Gaveston as his opponent, a favorite of King Edward II. [It was dangerous, even though their swords were blunted, their spears unpointed, and they wore heavy armour.]

1311-12, Ralph de Gorges of Knighton held the manor of Wackland, Hampshire.

12/14/1314, Commission of oyer and terminer … complaint by Richard Dammory … that … Ralph de Gorges [and many others] entered his close at Ubbele, co. Somerset, … (S) CPRs.

1315, Ralph de Gorges and Peter de Evercy made a petition for themselves and all the inhabitants of the Isle of Wight relative to the levying of scutage. (S) Siege of Carlaverock, Walter, 1828, P335.

1315-16, Ralph in possession of Wrokeshale, by service of Hugh de Courtenay, baron of Oakhampton, with the hamlets of Charleton, Bratton and Naylese.

3/6/1319, Commission of oyer and terminer to Hugh de Courtenay, Ralph de Gorges, … co. Somerset … (S) CPRs.

Bef. 1320, Petitioners: Ralph de Gorges. Gorges requests grace and remedy as he has been ousted from the keepership of Whittlewood Forest which he was granted by the King's father. He was in the king's service in Gascony and was captured and imprisoned for many years. (S) UKNA.

1320, Sir Ralph de Gorges presented Richard de Buron as rector to the living at Wraxall.

11/15/1320, Commission of oyer and terminer … petition exhibited before the king and Council, of Ralph de Gorges, alleging that divers trespasses and other malpractices under the colour of office had been committed as against the king, Edward, earl of Chester, and lord of the Isle of Wight, his son, … by Henry le Tyeys … constable of the said island. (S) CPRs.

11/23/1320, Commission to John de Bello Campo of Somerset, … county of Southampton … petition and allegations of Ralph de Gorges, the king’s attorney, that Henry le Tyeys, … (S) CPRs.

2/1/1321,  Appointment during pleasure of Ralph de Gorges to the office of justiciary of Ireland and of keeping the land of Ireland with its castles, receiving at the Exchequer, Dublin, so long as he shall remain in office, £500 a year, and shall be the twentieth man of men-at-arms with so many comparisoned horses continousouly … (S) CPRs. [Cancelled because Ralph was soon after captured in Wales.]

5/1321, the “Marcher lords” of northern Wales attacked the Despenser’s estates in southern Wales; beginning the “Despenser War”. The forces opposing Hugh le Despenser and King Edward II were Roger de Mortimer, Earl Humphrey de Bohun, leading the Marcher forces; Earl Thomas of Lancaster, leading norther barons; and supporting barons including Roger de Armory, Hugh de Audley, Roger de Clifford and John de Giffard. [Ralph was in the service of Hugh le Despenser.]

5-6/1321, Ralph captured in Wales.

7/2/1321, Grant to Ralph de Gorges, lately taken prisoner when on the king's service and afterwards ransomed, of 500 marks towards his ransom from £1000 by which Henry le Tyeys lately made fine … (S) CPRs.

10/1321, King Edward II took to the field with a large army to oppose the lords in revolt in the Despenser War. [King Edward II was seizing lands and giving them to his favorites, particularly the Despencers. Leading to the eventual downfall of King Edward II.]

11/12/1321, Protection with clause volumus until Easter for Ralph de Gorges, the elder, lately on the king’s service in the March of Wales and for that reason taken and imprisoned. [Protection given because he would be returning from capture.]

2/15/1322, Commission to Ralph de Gorges and John de Clyvedon to raise 1,000 footmen in the counties of Somerset and Dorset. (S) CPRs.

2/24/1322, Restitution to Ralph de Gorges of the bailiwick of the forestership of Whittylwode. (S) CPRs.

3/10/1322, King Edward defeated the forces of Earl Thomas of Lancaster [his cousin] at the river Trent.

3/16/1322, At the battle of Boroughbridge, northwest of York, King Edward defeated the forces of the Marcher lords.

3/17/1322, Grant to Ralph de Gorges of the custody of the lands late of Robert de Neuburgh and William de Whittefeld in the county of Dorset. (S) CPRs.

1322, Ralph summoned to parliament as baron, Lord Gorges.

5/1322, Ralph ordered to cease empressing the services of people of the seaports of Somerset and Dorset.

1322, Protection for Ralph de Gorges going with Hugh le Despenser, the younger, and the king to Scotland. (S) CPRs. [King Edward marched his forces into southeastern Scotland, but was immediately sent into retreat.]

10/14/1322, King Edward fought the battle of Byland [20 miles north of York] against Robert Bruce, and was nearly captured by the Scots invading south at Rievaulx abbey; primarily by treachery of Andrew Harclay. This defeat compelled Edward to recognize Scottish independence [which would become official in 1328.]

11/4/1322, Ralph attended parliament at York.

12/2/1322, Commission of oyer and terminer … on complaint by Ralph de Gorges touching the persons who broke his park at Wroxhale, co. Somerset, hunted … (S) CPRs.

Aft. 1322, Elizabeth de Newburgh requests a writ be sent to Ralph de Gorges instructing him to pay her for certain lands and rents due to her for her dower from the lands of Robert de Newburgh. These lands were taken into the king's hands following Newburgh’s rebellion and granted to Gorges, but since then she has not received payment. (S) UKNA.

5/26/1323, IPM of Guy Ferre. Lincoln: Totel. The manor, including rents in Ryston and Tathewell, held to him and the heirs of his body by fine levied in the king’s court between John de Claroun and the said Guy, with successive remainders to Ralph de Gorges and Eleanor his wife and the heirs of their bodies, and to the right heirs of the said Eleanor. (S) CIsPM.

6/2/1323, Ralph discharged from attending a muster of knights.

7/15/1323, Order to the escheator beyond Trent to deliver to Ralph de Gorges Eleanor his wife the manor of Totel, which he took into the king's hand on account of the death of Guy Ferre. (S) CFRs.

8/1323, Ralph de Gorges of Devon, Dorset and Somerset, died.

10/24/1323, Writ for IPM of Ralph de Gorges. Devon: Braunton. A third part of the manor … Ralph his son, aged 15 [or16] on the feast of St. Michael last, is his next heir. Dorset: Sturmenstre Mareschal. Certain tenements held jointly … Bradepole, Luttone and Combe. The manors, whereof he was jointly enfeoffed with Eleanor his wife in 29 Edward I. … Bemynstre and Redehoue. The hundreds … Somerset: Wrockeshale. The manor … (S) CIsPM.

[––Eleanor––]

1323-24, Ralph de Gorges, Lord of Braunton Gorges, left a widow Eleanor. To support her in her widowhood an assignment of dower was given her. This consisted of 26½ acres of land in 19 separate lots in 18 different named furlongs. (S) Exeter Museum Field Study, Braunton Great Field.

9/20/1326, IPM of Peter son of Reginald. Dorset: Lutton and Bradepol. 3 knight’s fees held for life by Eleanor late the wife of Ralph de Gorges, of the inheritance of his heir. (S) CIsPM.

Eleanor married 2nd Sir John Peche.

2/1/1327, Edward III succeeded Edward II as King of England.

1330, Petitioners: John Pechche and Eleanor Pechche his wife. John Pechche and Eleanor his wife state that they have claimed a third of the manor of Dunton en Arden against Roger de Quylly, as Eleanor's dower from her previous husband, Ralph de Gorges; but Roger claims that the manor was a gift to his father from John Lovel, Lord of Titchmarsh, and has vouched to warranty John's son, who is under age and in the king's wardship. (S) UKNA.

Bef. 3/18/1330, John Peche died. (S) CFRs.

6/1334, at Horsington, Agreement between Eleanor de Gorges, Ralph her son, and Walter Waleys of the one part, and William de Cheiny of the other part, that William will marry Joan, Eleanor's daughter and Ralph's sister, for which marriage Eleanor, Ralph and Walter will pay to William 460 marks sterling, in security for the payment of which sum the said Ralph and Walter will make a recognisance to William for 920 marks to pay them at Pontington on certain days, and after the recognisance is made William will marry Joan as quickly as the law of Holy Church will allow, and if he is paid the said 460 marks, the recognisance for 920 marks shall be void, and if William or Joan die before the marriage the recognisance shall be void. Sealed in the presence of Sir John de Clivedon, lord of Clivedon. (S) CCRs.

9/1337, Aleanor de Gorges attorns … to give seisin to William de Cheyne and Joan, his wife, of the manor of Tothill. (S) Lincolnshire Ns&Qs, 1907, #2235.

Eleanor died.

(S) Collections for a Parochial History of Wraxall, Master, 1900, P13, 121. (S) Hist. of Hampshire, V5, 1912, Newchurch.

Children of Ralph and Eleanor:

i. Eleanor Gorges (8389009), born 1301 in Devon, England.

ii. Elizabeth Gorges, born ~1304 in Devon, England.

Elizabeth married Sir Robert Ashton.

Son: Sir Robert Assheton (d.1/1384) of Pitney, Somerset, Lord Chief Justice of Ireland, cousin of Joan Gorges. [Robert died without children.]

iii. Ralph Gorges, born 9/1307 in Devon, England.

1327-30, Petitioners: Ralph de Gorges, son of Ralph de Gorges; Elizabeth de Gorges, wife of Ralph son of Ralph de Gorges. … request remedy as the earl's ministers have ousted them from the manor of Knighton following the death Ralph de Gorges, father of Ralph, though he had enfeoffed them and their heirs of the manor long before. (S) UKNA.

9/1330, Walter Waleys by a fine granted to Ralph Gorges 2/3rds of the manor of Braunton Gorges … (S) CFRs, 9/28/1396.

1331, Dorset. Fine levied between Walter Waleys, complainant, and Ralph de Gorges, deforciant, of lands and rents in Bi'aunton, near Barnstaple, co.Devon, and the manors of Knyghtteton, Lutton and Bradepole … settled on Ralph de Gorges and the heirs male of his body, and failing such on William, son of Theobald Russell, …, and failing such on Theobald, brother of William, and such on John, brother of Theobald, …, and failing such on Richard, brother of John, … (S) Pedigrees from the Plea Rolls.

8/22/1334, Ralph son of Ralph de Gorges and Walter Waleys, parson of Horsyngton church, acknowledge that they owe to William de Cheygne (husband of Joan) 920 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in co. Somerset. (S) CCRs.

Ralph died leaving his 3 sisters as his heirs.

1346, Ralph’s widow Elizabeth sued Theobald de Gorges over the manor of Knighton, Hampshire. [Elizabeth lost.]

iv. Joan Gorges (1477345), born ~1310 in Devon, England.

11/3/1345, IPM of William Cheyny (Joan’s husband), knight. … One Eleanor de Gorges (2954691) was seised of the manor in her demesne as of fee in the time of the present king and granted the same by charter to William de Cheyny and Joan his wife and the heirs of the body of the said Joan … (S) CIsPM.


Saturday, July 5, 2014

Baron William Russel & Lady Eleanor de Aula

16778016. Baron William Russel & 16778017. Lady Eleanor de Aula

1257, William born in England, 3rd s/o 33556032. Sir Ralph Russel & 33556033. Isabel de Newmarch.

~1270, Eleanor born in England, heiress & d/o §§Thomas de Aula, lord of Yaverland, St. Laurence, and other manors in the Isle of Wight.

11/16/1272, Edward I succeeded Henry III as King of England. [While on crusade.]

8/7/1278, Order to the sheriff of Dorset to deliver to William Russel the manor of Kingeston, which Ralph Russel, his father, held in chief, and whereof he enfeoffed his said son. (S) CFRs. [William held the manor of Kingston-Russell of the king by service of acting as cupbearer on stated occasions.]

1280, William did homage to King Edward for his lands.

By 1281, William’s father died, his nephew Ralph, s/o his brother James the heir.

[––William & Eleanor––]

By 1281, William 1st married to Eleanor.

1282, “Will. Russel, dnus de Everland, qui filiam et heredem Tho. de Hawle duxit in uxorem, …”

1284, William obtained a royal charter for a market every Thursday, and an annual fair.

5/6/1286, William Russel, summoned to service with Bishop of Bath and Wells, going with the king beyond seas. (S) CPRs.

6/24/1286 from Dover, King Edward and Queen Eleanor traveled to Gascony where they would stay for 3 years.

1292, The following are the plots allocated, handed over, and rented out in the newly-built town of Winchelsea [chartered in 1283, on the coast SE of London] by the mayor … plots already rented out to tenants in the new town on the hill … 8th street in the 37th quarter … William Russel, 15 ½ virgae, 3 ¼ d. (S) Florilegium Urbanum; Patent Roll, 11 Edward I, m.7; 2.

1294, The Gascon War began between England and France, lasting 9 years.

1294, William named with Adam de Gordon … warden of the Isle of Wight. They were charged with preparing the island for an invasion by France.

1295, William’s nephew Ralph died leaving his older brother Robert as the heir.

1295, Sir William Russel summoned to parliament as a burgess for East Bedwin; holding a knight’s fee by service of furnishing the king with 2 vessels of wine at the 4 annual festivals.

1296-97, William’s brother Robert died leaving William as the heir.

1297, William did homage for the livery of the lands of his older brother Robert; acquiring manors in Somerset and Gloucestershire.

1297, The English nobles rebelled, forcing King Edward to grant Parliament control over taxes.

1297, Sir William summoned by general writ to muster in London in person with horses and arms for service in Flanders.

8/23/1297, King Edward left England with 500 ships to attack France and assert his rights. Because of the refusal of many barons, Edward only had a small contingent of knights. The army sailed for Flanders to seek additional support.

Bef. 5/1298, Sir William summoned by writ to York by May 25th “to repress the malice, and chastise the haughty hopes of the insurgents” in western Scotland.

7/22/1298, Sir William at the battle of Falkirk.

7/22/1298, King Edward defeated Sir William Wallace (Braveheart) at the battle of Falkirk, Scotland. The Scots defensive position was strong, but based on spearmen with support of some cavalry and archers. Edward’s armored knights were repulsed by the amassed spear points. King Edward brought up his Welsh longbowmen. They cut gaps into the Scottish ranks through which the mounted English knights could charge. The Scots were routed, but Wallace escaped.

11/23/1298, Order to the treasurer … the king's grant to William Russel that of the 220 marks wherein he is held to the king, to wit, 50 marks for the relief of Robert Russel, his late brother, tenant in chief, whose heir he is, 50 marks for his own relief for a moiety of the barony of Newmarket, £40 for the ransom of James Russel, his late brother, whose heir he is, and £40 of the debt of the said Robert for the farm of the manor of Kyngesbury, co. Somerset. (S) CFRs.

1299, Sir William Russel called to account for scutages on his moiety of the barony of Newmarch [due from 1277.]

Bef. 6/1300, Sir William Russel summoned by writ to Carlisle muster by June 24th.

1300, Sir William at the siege of Caerlaverock. [William is not in the Roll of Arms.]

1301, Sir William summoned for military service; wintering in Scotland. [William apparently did not personally attend.]

5/14/1301, Writ of aid to William Russel, bailiff of the Isle of Wight, … empowered to sell trees, wood and underwood, both green and dry, in the forest … to the amount of £50. (S) CPRs.

1302, Sir William appointed warden of the Isle of Wight along with Sir John de Lisle.

By 1303, Eleanor died.

[––William––]

1303, William married 2nd Jane coheiress & d/o Robert, Lord of Bradford Peverel. [It appears Jane likely died in childbirth.]

Aft. 1303, William married 3rd Katherine ?.

4/8/1304, Commission to Thomas de Warblinton … county of Southampton and the Isle of Wight … touching a statement by William Russel, keeper of the manor of Sweyneston, Isle of Wight, that he caused a vessel called la Mariote of Portesmuth to be laden with 450 quarters 5 bushels of corn of divers kinds from the king’s manors … to be taken to Berwick-on-Tweed, and the vessel was wrecked off the Isle of Wight, … He prays to be discharged of the amount sunk, … (S) CPRs.

3/20/1305, Commission of oyer and terminer … complaint by Peter Ernald de Ville, burgess of Bayonne, Ferand … [about a ship that sunk off the coast of Dorset in a storm] … William Russel [one of many persons named.] (S) CPRs.

1306, William Russel built a house at Salisbury. (S) Historic Houses of Salisbury.

11/26/1306, Licence for William Russel to demise, for life, to Nicholas de Mortesthorn and Nciholaa his wife [William’s daughter] the manor of Kungeston, co. Dorset, held in chief. (S) CPRs.

By 6/1307, Sir William Russel summoned to muster at Carlisle by July 8th, with the rest of his military knights.

7/7/1307, Edward II succeeded Edward I as King of England.

8/26/1307, Sir William, baron, summoned to parliament as Knight of the Shire for Southampton.

Bef. 10/1307, Sir William relenquished his custody of Carisbrook castle and the Isle of Wight to Nicholas de Bois. (S) CFRs.

11/28/1307, William Russel and 1 other to assess and collect the 20th and 15th for the county of Southampton. (S) CPRs.

5/20/1308, By letters patent, Sir William Russell constituted 1 of 3 justiciaries for Guernsey, Jersey, Alderney and Sark, to inquire about revenues of the crown.

1309, William summoned with horse and arms to be at Newcastle-upon-Tynes by Sept. 29th to chastise the Scots for the non-observance of a truce. [William, of advanced age would not have likely severed personally.]

6/20/1309, Protection with clause Volumus, until Michaelmas, for William Russel, going to the channel islands on the king’s service. (S) CPRs. [John de Fressingfeld, John de Ditton, William Russel and Drogo de Barentin, royal justices in eyre for assizes.]

7/30/1309, William Russel of co. Southampton on a commission with 2 others to enquire about prises taken for the king’s use contrary to a statue made in the Parliament. (S) CPRs.

9/10/1310, Lord William Russel proferred to Sir Bartholomew de Badlesmere for knight service Robert Russell and Robert de Compton, his servientes, with 2 barded horses.

1311, William died.

2/24/1311, William died. (S) Edward II, Probate Records, 1908, P152. [Wilts. … Buckingham … Berks … Gloucester … Southampton ; Isle of Wight]. Yoverlond … Somerset … Dorset … Theobald his son, aged [10-12 at different IPMs], is his next heir. (S) CIsPM.

[––Katherine––]

3/20/1311,Pardon, at the instance of Gilbert de Clare, earl of Gloucester and Hertford, to Simon de Harecurt and to Katherine, late the wife of William Russel, tenant in chief, for intermarrying without license. (S) CPRs.

(S) Collections for a Parochial History of Wraxall, Master, 1900, P13. (S) Historical Memoires of the House of Russell, V1, Wiffen, 1833, P122ff. (S) Hist. of Hampshire, V5, 1912, Yaverland.

Family notes:

·         1204, The manor of Briddlesford lapsed to the overlord, Thomas de Aula, lord of Yaverland, who was the son of §§Roger de Aula.

·         1224, A grant by Walter de Parco to Quarr confirmed by his lord Thomas de Aula.

·         1228, §§Thomas de Aula in a deed.

·         1254, §§Roger de Aula, s/o Thomas, obtained a grant of free warren at Yaverland.

·         1267, Tothill a possession of Thomas de Aula. (S) Feet of Fines, Hants, 52 Hen. III, no. 582.

Children of William and Eleanor:

i. Nicholaa Russel, born ? in Devon, England.

By 1306, Nichola married Nicholas de Mortesthorn of Dorset.

1330, Nichola died.

ii. Theobald Russel (8389008), born 1298-1301 in Devon, England.

[Most family histories give Jane as the mother of Theobald; but that does not fit with the records of multiple IPMs; under the assumption that the marriage date of 1303 is correct. In addition it conflicts with a record of 1312 which indicates that Theobald would reach his maturity in 1320.]


Friday, July 4, 2014

Lord Bartholomew de Grenvile & Dame Amy Vyvyan

16777984. Lord Bartholomew de Grenvile & 16777985. Dame Amy Vyvyan

~1236, Bartholomew de Granville born in England, s/o 33555968. Richard de Grenvile & 33555969. Jane Trewint.

6/1241, Bartholomew’s father died; his older brother Richard the heir.

~1250, Amy/Anne born in Trevidren, Cornwall, England, d/o §§Sir Vyoll Vyvyan, & Margaret ?.

1256, Bartholomew’s older brother Richard summoned to become a knight.

11/16/1272, Edward I succeeded Henry III as King of England. [While on crusade.]

~1273, Bartholomew married Amy.

4/23/1307, Bartholomew de Grenvyle and Anne his wife; and William Giffard, concerning the manor of Compton Greynvyll and the chapel of the same manor, settled on Bartholomew and Anne and the heirs of Bartholomew. (S) BCM/A/220i.

7/7/1307, Edward II succeeded Edward I as King of England.

1310, Bartholomew succeeded his brother Richard as lord of Bideham and Kilkhampton.

1310, Amy’s paternal great-grandfather, William Brodrigan, died; leaving as his heir his nephew Henry de Bodrigan. (S) Baronia Anglica Concentrata, V2, Banks, 1843, P48.

1312, To Bartholomew and his wife Amy, bishop Stapeldon granted a license for the celebration of divine service in capelle sud de Bydyford.

1314, A fine levied between Bartholomew de Greynfield and Richard de Greynfield, parson of the church of Kilkhampton, of one messuage, …, in Kilkhampton near Pogewell.

12/5/1314, Order to deliver to the aforesaid Matilda the following of the said earl's knights' fees, assigned to her in dower … one and a half fees in Bydiford and Kilkampton, in the county of Devon, which Bartholomew de Grenevill holds, of the yearly value of £60 … (S) CCRs.

1317, A fine levied at Westminster: Sir Bartholomew Grenvile and his wife Amy plaintiffs, Margery, late the wife of John Dynham, deforciant; manor of Kildhampton to the use of the said Bartholomew and Amy his wife, for life, excepting one messuage, 4 carucates of land, 16 acres of meadow, 27 acres of wood, and £60 12s 3d in the same manor; remainder to Henry, son of the said Bartholomew, and to the heirs of his body. … Should Henry die without heir of his body then the manor, as is aforesaid, shall revert in their entirety to Joan and Isabella sisters of the said Henry. … For this Bartholomew and Amy gave to Margaret 100 marks of silver. (S) Feet of Fines for Cornwall.

1318, Bartholomew presented a priests to the parish at Bideford.

9/18/1318, Bartholomew presented Henry of Cornwall to the rectory of Alverdiscot church.

10/6/1318, William Hurward; and Bartholomew de Grenevill and Anne his wife, concerning the manor of Compton Grenevill and the advowson of the chapel of the same manor. Bartholomew and Anne have acknowledged the advowson and one-third and 2/3rds of 2/3rds of the manor to be the right of William, and they grant the reversion of one-third of 2/3rds of the manor, held by Richard de Thoverton and Katherine his wife in dower, to William, for 100 marks. (S) BCM/A/2/20/3/ii.

1320, Bartholomew granted the Rectory at Kilhampton to his younger son Richard, together with the estate of Hewode.

1323-4, Sir Bartholomew de Greynvile, Lord of Bideford, returned into chancery, as "one of the knights of Devonshire bearing ancient arms from their ancestors," certified to be "of great and almost decrepid age."

By 12/25/1324, Bartholomew died. [Walter Prodhome admitted to the Rectory of Alverdiscot Church, on the presentation of Henry, son and heir of Bartholomew de Grenville.]

[––Amy––]

1325, Dated at ‘Bydeford, Tuesday after St. Ambrose’s Day’. Widow Amy sold 3 acres of land that had been given to her by her husband. [To which is a seal appendant of the arms of Granville impaling the arms of Vyvyan, viz., six mullets, 3, 2, 1, circumscribed.]

1/24/1327, Edward III, age 14, succeeded Edward II as King of England. [1/20/1327, Edward II abdicated.]

1327, Amy’s son and heir Henry died.

1327, A precept from the king to his escheator in Cornwall directing him to deliver lands, woods, and rents, on the manor of Kilkhampton, with their appurtenances to Ann who was the wife of Bartholomew de Greynville; the manor aforesaid was holden of the Earl of Gloucester as of his honor of Wynkeleigh, being in the hands of the king by forfeiture of Hugh le Despencer, junior, holden by the service of one knight's fee. … further directs that sufficient security be taken of the aforesaid Ann to pay £20 annually for the same during the minority of the heir. [The heir being her grandson Theobald, son of Henry.]

By 1329, Amy died.

1329, IPM at Kilkhampton of son Henry: Dame Amy Grenvile held the manors of Kilkhampton and Bideford for life of the Earl of Gloucester, as of the honour of Winkleigh [chief seat of the honour of Gloucester in Devon], forfeited to the King by Hugh le Despencer the younger.

(S) History of the Granville Family, Granville, 1895, P49ff. (S) Peerage of England, Supplement, 1750, P69.

Family notes:

·         Vyoll Vyvyan s/o §§Ralph Vivian & Isabella Bodrugan, widow of William Boleigh (d/o §§William Bodrugan). (S) Visitations of Cornwall, Vivian, 1887, P542.

·         Bartholomew de Granville composed a work from the writings of Albert the Great and Vincent de Beauvais, entitled De Rerum Proprietate. (S) Mores Cathloici: Books I-IV, Digby, 1888, P597.

Children of Bartholomew and Amy:

i. Henry de Grenvile (8388992), born ~1275 in Devon, England. [Heir]

ii. Joanna de Grenvile, born ? in England.

iii. Isabel de Grenvile, born ? in England.

iv. Richard de Grenvile, born ? in England.

5/20/1307 at Woky, Master Richard de Greynvyle, ordained as subdeacon by Walter, Bishop of Bath and Wells.

10/14/1308, Master Richard de Greynvyle rector of Kylkamton.

9/19/1310, Master Richard de Greynvyle, ordained as deacon.          

3/1311, Master Richard de Greynvyle, ordained as priest.

1320, Bartholomew granted the Rectory at Kilhampton to his younger son Richard, together with the estate of Hewode.

Bef. 8/14/1324, Richard died.


Sir Hugh de Beauchamp & Lady Idonea de Lisle

8389012. Sir Hugh de Beauchamp & 8389013. Lady Idonea de Lisle

~1288, Hugh de Bello Campo born in Ryme, Dorset, England, s/o 16778024. Sir Humphrey de Beauchamp & 16778025. Sybil Oliver. (S) Magna Carta Surities, Weis, 1999, P186.

~1293, Idonea de Insula born in Chaffcombe, co. Somerset, England, d/o §William de Lisle. (S) Magna Carta Surities, Weis, 1999, P186. [Idonea a distant cousin of Joan Stocklinch (2494561).]

3/6/1294, Writ for IPM of William de Insula, deceased, tenant in chief. (S) CFRs.

5/14/1299, Confirmation of a sale made by Walter de Gloucestre, escheator this side of Trent, in pursuance of a power to him to sell wardships and marriages … to Humphrey de Bello Campo, knight, for £20, of the marriage of Idonia, daughter and heir of William de Insula, tenant in chief. (S) CPRs.

10/18/1303,  Grant to Humphrey de Bello Campo, by reason of his service in Scotland, of the custody, during the minority of Amidonia the daughter and heir of the lands in the Isle of Wight, late of William de Insula, tenant in chief. (S) CPRs.

7/7/1307, Edward II succeeded Edward I as King of England.

2/25/1308, Edward II succeeded Edward I as King of England.

[––Hugh & Idonea––]

7/16/1308, Order to deliver to Hugh de Bello Campo and Anndonia his wife, daughter and heiress of William de Insula, tenant in chief of the late king, seisin of the lands of the said William, she having proved her age and her husband, who was a minor when she married him, having done fealty for the same. This marriage occurred in consequence of the grant of her marriage by the late king to Humphrey de Bello Campo, father of Hugh. (S) CCRs.

By 1310, Hugh married to Idonea.

7/28/1310, Agreement between John de Godelee dean of Wells and the chapter on the one part and Sir John de Acton, Sir Nicholas Braunch, Sir John Clivedon knights, Hugh de Bello Campo and Idonea his wife, John de Berklee and Walter le Bole on the other part, … (S) Cal. of Manu’s of the Dean and Chapter of Wells, V1, 1907, f.213d.

1311, Accord between Hugh de Bello Campo and Idonea his wife on the one part and John de Godlee dean of Wells and the chapter on the other, in a dispute touching a chantry in the chapel of St. Martin at Lillesdon …

1312-13, At Westminster … between John de Kyngesbury, querent; and Hugh de Bello Campo and Anndonia his wife, diforciants ; … 3 messuages … in Chafcombe, Wondestrowe, and Stathe, … (S) Somerset Record Society, V12, 1898, P114.

10/15/1314, IPM of Gilbert de Clare, earl of Gloucester and Hertford. Somerset: … Chefcombe. A moiety held by Hugh de Bello Campo by service of 1/3 knight’s fee. (S) CIsPM.

8/1/1315, Memorandum that the dean and chapter kept a love day on the vigil of St. Peter ad vincula at Wells, between themselves on the one part and Hugh de Bello Campo and Robert de Pudele on the other, touching a schedule between the parties. (S) Cal. of Manu’s of the Dean and Chapter of Wells, V1, 1907, f.149.

1316, Hugh’s father died.

1316, Hugh  de Beauchamp and his wife Aundrina in possession of a quarter fee of Beauchamp. (S) [Previously held by William s/o Walter de Lisle.] (S) Hist. of Hampshire, V5, 1912, Niton.

1317, The manor of Lillesdon Court and Slough, [the most important house in] parish of North Curry, Somerset, owned by Hugh de Bello Campo. (S) North Curry, Olivey, 1901, P113.

1317, Settlement of questions … between the D. and C. and Hugh de Bello Campo and Idonea his wife, about a chantry of 3 days … S. Matrin’s Chapel in Lillesdon, … water rights … D. and C. will build 2 bridges. (S) Manuscripts of Wells Cathedral, V10, Pt3., 1885, P182.

12/2/1318, Hugh de Bello Campo acknowledges that he owes to Richard de Alresford, clerk, 5 marks … Somerset. (S) CCRs.

11/3/1325, Accord between Hugh de Bello Campo and Idonea his wife on the one part and John de Godlee dean of Wells and the chapter on the other, in a dispute touching a chantry in the chapel of St. Martin at Lillesdon … (S) Cal. of Manu’s of the Dean and Chapter of Wells, V1, 1907, f.217.

2/1/1327, Edward III succeeded Edward II as King of England.

1332-3, At Westminster …; between Richard Pyke, junior, and Alianore, daughter of Hugh de Bello Campo, querents, by John de Coliford as guardian of Richard and Alianore; and Richard Pyke, senior, and Margaret his wife, deforciants; … (S) Feet of Fines, Somerset.

Hugh died.

[––Idonea––]

2/1346 at Northcory, Quitclaim indented, by Idoigne late the wife of Hugh de Beauchamp knight, lady of Lillesdon, to the dean and chapter of Welles and their successors, of all right to common with her beasts, as appurtenant to her free tenement of Lillesdon, upon a piece of moor called Botirlake. Witnesses: Sir John de Clyvedon, … (S) CCRs.

1346, Idonea Beauchamp in possession of a quarter fee of Beauchamp. [See 1316] (S) Hist. of Hampshire, V5, 1912, Niton.

1348, The Black Death entered the west countryside of England [likely entering through Bristol].

1349, Idony, wife of Hugh Beauchamp, presented to the rectory at Chaffcombe. (S) Hist. of the Co. of Somerset, V4, 1978, Chaffcombe.

1355, Indenture of accord, made at Northcory, St. Swithin's day, between the dean and chapter of Wells on the one part and Dame Idoygne de Beauchamp (lady and heir of Lillesdon) on the other, concerning her claim to have a chantry in her chapel of Lillesdon; …

(S) Somerset Record Society, V15, 1900, P143. (S) History of Parliament, British Political Society.  (S) Manuscripts of the Dean & Chapter of Wells, V1, 1907.

Family notes:

·         William de Insula (d.1294) s/o §§Walter de Insula [(d.by1269), s/o §§Jordan de Insula & Emme Avenel (d.~1253)]. (S) Hist. of Somerset, V4, 1978, Chaffcombe. [Jordan held lands in Chaffcombe in 1235.] Emme d/o §§Oliver Avenel (d.~1226). Emme had a sister Margaret that married wife of Warin de Noneton, and then Philip de Cauntelo (in possession by 1267.)

·         1277-84, Money for William de Lisle, returning home by the king's licence. (S) UKNA.

·         1294, The demesne lands held with one half of the manor of Chaffcombe by William de Lisle comprised a house and garden, 30 a. of arable land, 4 a. meadow and pasture, and 20 a. of underwood.

(S) Hist. of the Co. of Somerset, V4, 1978.

Child of Hugh and Idonea:

i. John Beauchamp (4194506), born ~1330 in Lillesdon, Someset, England.


Thursday, July 3, 2014

Lord John de Wyke & Egelina de Hautville

8389010. Lord John de Wyke & 8389011. Egelina de Hautville

~1300, John de Wyke born in Somerset, England s/o 16778020. Philip de Wyke & 16778021. Maud de Wengham.

~1305, Egelina born in Chew Magna, Somerset, England, d/o 16778022. Sir Geoffrey de Hauteville.

2/25/1308, Edward II succeeded Edward I as King of England.

1320, Somerset. Philip de Wyke and Maud his wife plaintiffs; John de Bourbon and Joan his wife deforciants; a messuage and 80 acres of arable land … in Old Kyngston and Weston-Gordein … Kyngston to Walter de Wyke, son of the said Philip, … remainder to John de Wyke, brother to Walter, and his heirs …  Weston-Gordein to the said John de Wyke, son of Philip, … (S) House of Yvery, V1, Anderson, 1742, P385.

8/24/1324, Margery de Coventre, in mercy for not prosecuting suit against John de Wyk; pardoned because she is poor. (S) Court Rolls of the Manor of Wakefield, V5, 2013, P42.

2/1/1327, Edward III succeeded Edward II and King of England.

12/22/1327, Commission of oyer … complaint by John, bishop of Winchester, … [many named] Walter Russel, John Wyke, … prevented the exercise of the bishop’s liberties … at his fair … (S) CPRs.

3/2/1329, William de Cheigni, going to the islands of Jerseye and Gernereye, has letters nominating John de Wyke his attorney for 1 year. (S) CPRs.

10/27/1331, Margaret, the wife of Hugh de Audele, puts in her place John de Wyk and Reginald atte More to prosecute a petition … concerning the manors of Thakstede, Cnok, Orcheston, and Heghtredebury. (S) CCRs.

1332, Geoffrey de Hauteville (father-in-law) deeds his manor of Norton Hauteville to John de Wyck.

Aft. 1332,Egelina’s father died.

1342, John de Wyke a member of parlaiment at Westminster for the Borough of Shaftesbury. (S) Notitia Parliamentaria, Willis, 1715, P479.

10/1/1343, Theobald Gorges [Russell] married John’s daughter Agnes. “Ut in oratorio seu capella infra curiam Johannis de Wyke infra parochiam de Yatton nostre diocesis inter Theobaldum Gorges et Agnetem filiam dicti Johannis de Wyke, bannis editis, pront moris est, primitus inter eos Ucite valeas solempnizare matrimonium citra Natale Domini, dum tamen aliud canonicum non obsistat, tibi licenciam concedimus. Woky. Id. Oct., a.d. 1343.” (S) Register of Ralph de Salopia, Bishop of Bath and Wells.

12/5/1344, Andrew de Canterton and John de Wygan acknowledge that they owe to Gilbert de Wygeton, clerk, and to Thomas Worthship £20; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in co. Southampton. (S) CCRs.

7/12/1346, Edward landed an invasion force of 10000 in Normandy, which marched north plundering the countryside. King Philip VI, with 8000 horsemen and 4000 Genoese crossbowmen pursued. (S) Crecy and Calais, Wrottesley, 1898, P33.

9/4/1346, King Edward started the siege of Calais, France.

1346, John de Wyke, of Nynhyde-Flory manor, of Court de Wyck, Claverham, co. Somerset, died at the siege of Calais. IPM: John held half a knight’s fee in Norton, which Geoffrey de Hautevile formerly held of the bishop of Bath.

[––Egelina––]

Egelina married 2nd Robert Guyen, mayor of Bristol [1345, 1346, 1349.]

1352, Somerset and Dorset: Writs and indentures for the possessions of Robert Gyene (Guyne), Burgess of Bristol, felon, Lucy his wife and Egelina wife of Rob”john dert Guyen and her manucaptors in Manors of Chelworth, Kingsdon, Clotton, Wyke, Norton Hautville, and tenements in Long Sutton (Abbelake), Knowle and Gorewell. (S) UKNA.

10/1/1352, Grant to Egelina, wife of Robert de Guyen, who {qui) … of the manors of Wyk and Norton Hautevyll, co. Somerset, which she holds in dower … in aid of her sustenance for the life of the said Robert. (S) CFRs. [Egelina bought the goods of the manors for £76 12s 6d.]

4/10/1353, Robert Guyen, executor of th will of Everard le Frenshe of Bristol. (S) CCRs.

Bef. 10/6/1353, Robert Guyen died. (S) CPRs, 11/6/1399.

Bef. 3/10/1356, Egelina died holding in dower lands in Norton, Chiew, Dondray, Prikeswyk and Staunton Dru of the inheritance of John de Wyke. (S) CCRs.

(S) Collections for a Parochial History of Wraxall, Master, 1900, P14. (S) Let the Stones Talk, Steed, 2011, P77. (S) Collections of a Parochial History of Chew Magna, Wood, 1903, P77ff.

Children of John and Egelina:

i. John de Wyke, born ~1325 in Court de Wyk, parish Yatton, England.

1347, John de Wyke a member of parlaiment at Westminster for the Borough of Shaftesbury. (S) Notitia Parliamentaria, Willis, 1715, P479.

3/10/1356, Enrollment … between John de Edyndon the elder and John de Wyke of Milton, … John de Wyke has granted the reversion of the manor of Wyke in the parish of Yatton, … which Egelyna his mother lately held in dower in Cleware … [other properties held by Egelyna mentioned] … [John de Wyke received 100 marks] (S) CCRs.

John married Alice ?.

1/27/1360, William, Thomas and John Aunsel have granted to Alexander [Ansell] the manors [Esthall and South’hall in Horblyng] … after the decease of Alexander the manor of South'hall', excepting 3 messuages and 4 bovates of land in the same manor, shall remain to John de Wyke and Alice and the heirs of their bodies, to hold of the chief lords for ever. In default of such heirs, remainder to the right heirs of Alice. (S) Feet of Fines, Lincolnshire.

ii. Agnes de Wyke (4194505), born ~1328 in Court de Wyk, parish Yatton, England.


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