1048624. William Grenville & 1048625. Philippa Bonvile
6/21/1377, Richard II succeeded Edward III as King of England.
~1375, William born in Devon, England, s/o 2097248. Sir Theobald Greynvill & 2097249. Margaret Courtenay.
7/26/1381, John de Grenvile [older brother of William] presented Robert Braybroke [later Bishop of London] to the rectory of Bideford. [William must have been much younger than John.]
9/8/1381, John de Grenvile, son and heir of Sir Theobald de Grenvile, deceased, presented Thomas Cary to Kilkhampton.
8/30/1386, John de Grenvile licensed a chapel in his manor at Stowe.
1392, William’s brother John knighted.
~1392, Philippa born in Chuton, Somerset, England, d/o 3802754. Sir John Bonville & 3802755. Elizabeth Fitz Roger.
5/12/1396, Bishop Stafford granted an indulgence to all penitents who would assist “ad constructionem seu reparacionem longi pontis de Bydeford”, i.e., help repair and replace the bridge at Bideford; which William’s grandfather Theobald had been stated as “an especial furtherer and great benefactor” of the bridge.
10/21/1396, Philippa’s father, age 26, died. Her mother remarried.
10/13/1399, Henry IV succeeded Richard II as King of England.
1402, at Kilkhampton, William Graynville, son of Sir Theobald, sets forth that whereas his brother, Sir John Greynville, Kt., and Margaret his wife held the manor and borough of Bideford in the county of Devon, … the said William Greynvill ratifies and confirms them to the said Sir John. Sealed “Sygillum Willimi Greynvill.”
William 1st married Thomasine, d/o John Cole. [No children.]
1410-11, William’s brother John died without heirs; William succeeding.
1412, William de Greynvill, Lord of Kilkhampton, surrendered to Ralph de Berncote … Estrabernecote and Westrabernecote … saving to himself the suits to his own court and suit to his mill.
3/20/1413, Henry V succeeded Henry IV as King of England.
1415, William, brother and heir of Sir John Greynvill, Kt., confirms the charter which John Arundell and Margaret his wife had granted to Richard Godman. Sealed: “Sigillum Willimi de Greynvill armigeri.”
1428, Willemus Greynfeld tenet di. f. m. in Bydeford, quod Johannes Ralegh quondam tenuit ibidem. (S) Inquisitions and Assessments, Maskelyne, 1899, P496.
1428, Willemus Grenfeld tenet quartam partem un. f. m. in Kilkamplond, quam idem comes Gloucestrie quondam tenuit, et subsidium inde - xx. d. (S) Inquisitions and Assessments, Maskelyne, 1899, P237.
11/6/1429, Henry VI succeeded Henry V as King of England.
1434, William de Greynevill and Thomasine his wife, and John Cole agreed that Thomasine had certain lands and tenements in Yllecombe and Hodesland, in the manor of Kilkhampton, of Sir John de Greynville, Kt., deceased, brother of William, whose heir he is, by knight’s service and doing suits to his courts and mills.
Tomasine died; William married Philippa.
12/30/1437, at Stowe, William, Lord of Kilkhampton, surrendered to William Bond a furlong of land … and suits to his two courts at Kilkhampton.
7/20/1453, William Graynville and his wife Philippa named in a deed of William, Lord Bonville of Chuton. [Brother of Philippa.]
11/7/1455, William granted lands to James Chuddeleigh and Hugh Stucles, equires.
1456-57, William died.
Philippa married 2nd John de Almescombe.
1458, John de Almescombe and Philippa his wife, late the wife of William de Graynvil, received a grant from John de Copleston … lands in Wildhays and Guakmore.
(S) History of the Granville Family, Granville, 1895, P55ff.
Children of William and Philippa:
i. Margaret Grenville, born ? in Devon, England.
Margaret married John Thorne of Thorne.
ii. Ellena Grenville, born ? in Devon, England.
Ellena married William Yoe of Heanton Satchville, co. Devon.iii. Sir Thomas Grenville (524312), born ~1435 in Devon, England.