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Saturday, August 22, 2020

Baron Gerard de Camvill & Sheriff Nicola de la Haye

 378270340. Baron Gerard de Camvill & 378270341. Sheriff Nicola de la Haye

~1146, Gerard born in England, s/o 756540680. Richard de Camville & 159918177. Melicent ?.

12/19/1154, Henry II succeeded King Stephen of England.

~1155, Nicola born in Lincolnshire, England, d/o 756540682. Richard de la Haye & 756540683. Matilda de Vernon.

1169, Nicola’s father died; Nicola the eldest cohier.

By 1172, Nicola’s mother died.

1172, Nicola and the other heirs of her father assessed 16 knight’s fees of the inheritance.


Aft. 1172, Nicolaa 1st married to William fitz Erneis.

12/1174, Gerard witnessed royal charters at Rouen and Chivilli.

8/12/1175 at Northampton, Gerard de Canvill witnessed a royal charter at the request of Richard Peche and Matilda his wife.

1/1176 at Shrewsbury, Gerard witnessed multiple royal charters.

5/31/1176 at Winchester, Gerard de Camvill & Richard de Camvill [brothers] witnessed King Henry’s charters to the abbey of St. Albans.

1176, Gerard’s father died in Sicily. (S) FMG. [Gerard received the lands in Normandy, his brother Richard the family lands in England.]

1/1177 at Northampton, Gerard de Camvill witnessed a royal charter to the Order of Lepers of St. Lazarus of Jerusalem.

4/17/1177 at Reading, Gerard de Camvill witnessed a royal charter to the Abbey of Mellifont.

9/1177 at Argentan, Normandy, Gerard de Camvill witnessed a charter by Prince Henry [Regis Henrici filius] to Waltham abbey.

1178, William fitz Erneis died.

[–––Gerard & Nicolaa–––]

Aft. 1178, Gerard married Nicolaa. (S) FMG.

3/1179 at Gloucester, brothers Gerard de Camvill & Richard de Camvill witnessed the king’s confirmation of the foundation of Westwood abbey by Richard de Luci.

2/14/1180, at Ivry, France, Gerard de Camville witnessed a charter of the King to Wenlock priory.

1180, King Henry excused Gerard de Camville of £800 of his father’s debts in Normandy.

8/1180 at Argentan, Normandy, Gerard de Camvill witnessed a royal confirmation to the abbey of Montmorel.

9/18/1180, Philip Augustus succeeded as King of France.

3/1181 at Ivry, Girard de Canville witnessed an royal ratification which is also witnessed by William, son and heir of Patric, earl of Salisbury.

1182, at Westminster. Confirmation by Gerard de Camvill, … of the gift made by Richard his father to Rainaud bishop of Bath and his successors … of the church of Hengstring’ as prebend. (S) Calendar of the Manuscripts of the Dean and Chapter of Wells, 1907, P21.

6/11/1183, The Young King Henry caught a fever and died at Martel.

1184, Matilda, of the king’s gift, age 40, held £12 of land in Hildersham of the fee of Gerard de Camville.

1186, Gerard, with the consent and approval of Nichola, confirmed previous grants. (S) History of Long Sutton, Robinson, 1965, P29.

8/19/1186, King Henry next eldest son, Prince Geoffrey, died while in Paris at a tournament; leaving Richard as the heir.

7/10/1188, Gerard departed with King Henry from Portsea for France.

8/31/1188, King Henry invades Ivry, France.

11/18/1188, King Henry met with King Philip, and his son Richard, for a peace conference in Bonmoulins.

6/12/1189 at Le Mans, King Henry, with 700 knights, was defeated by his son Richard, aligned with King Philip II of France.

7/6/1189, a Thursday, King Henry died at Chinon.

9/3/1189, Richard I succeeded King Henry II of England. Gerardus de Camvilla and Ricardus de Camvilla [brothers] attended the coronation. (S) Chronicle of the Reigns of Henry II and Richard I, 1867, P80.

1189, Comfirmation to Gerard de Camville and Nicola, his wife, of her inheritance in England and Normandy, with the constableship of Lincoln castle; also grant of lands at Poupeville and Varreville. (S) Pipe Roll Society, V10, 1888, P30.

9/1190, [Pipe Roll record]: Gerard agreed to pay 700 marks ‘pro vicecomitatu Lincolnie et castello civitatis havendis.’ (S) English Govt. in the 13th Century, Jobson, 2004, P113.

1190-91, After King Richard left on crusade, Gerard an adherent of Prince John, Count of Mortain.

1191, William Longchamp, regent of England, removed Gerard from the office of sheriff of Lincoln.

1191, Prince John took an army to the field against William Longchamp, bishop of Ely, and King Richard’s chancellor. Gerard in the retinue of Prince John. (S) English Episcopal Acta 31, Karn, 2005, P86.

1191, Nichola de la Hay defended [unsuccessfully] the castle of Lincoln against the regent of England.

2/16/1192, [John, count of Mortain, had joined with King Philip of France against his brother King Richard] Letter commanding Hugh, bishop of Lincoln, to impose excommunication against … William Marshall, Geoffrey fitz Peter, William Brewer, Hugh Bardulf, … Gerard de Camville, the earl of Salisbury, … Henry de Vere, … Hugh Bardulf is excepted if her warns William de Stuteville to hand over Scarborough castle, Yorkshire, and Westmorland without delay. (S) English Episcopal Acta, Karn, 2006, P211.

12/21/1192, King Richard was captured near Vienna while returning from crusading. [To be released for a “King’s ransom.” This is the time of “Robin Hood”.]

1193, Gerard de Camville lost the city and county of Lincoln during a parliament at Nottingham in which they were put up for public sale. [To raise money for the release of King Richard from captivity.]

1194, King Richard returned to England.

4/1194, at the Great council in Nottingham, Gerard having lost Lincoln castle, recovered it for a fine of 2000 marks and a pledge of fealty. (S) History of the High Court, Robinson, 1882, P224.

1194-5, ‘Gerardus de Kamville" paying scutage of ‘xx s, i militem’ in Oxfordshire, ‘Gerardus de Campville’ paying ‘xvi l de feodo Ricardi de Haia, xvi milites’ in Lincolnshire, and paying in Berkshire. (S) FMG.

1195, ‘Nichola uxor Gerardi de Canuill’ owed ‘ccc m pro maritanda filia sua’ in Lincolnshire. (S) FMG. [Nicolaa paid 300 marks to be allowed to marry her daughter to anyone not an enemy of the King.]

5/27/1199, Prince John succeeded King Richard I of England. [Gerard and his neighbor Gilbert Basset rose in favour at court.]

1199-1200, Gerard de Camvill, lord of Middleton, gave a £1000 to the King for the guardianship of widow of Thomas de Verdon, Eustacia, d/o Gilbert Basset, lord of Burcester, with her lands, and liberty to dispose of her in marriage unto Richard de Camvill his son.

11/2/1200 at Lincoln, Gerard at court when King John received the homage of King William of Scotland.

1202, Gerard de Camville in a plea of scutage. (S) Pleas Before the King, 1952, P318.

1203, Gerard lost the office of sheriff for “inefficiency.”

8/8/1204, The sheriff ordered to give seisin to Gerard de Canville of the land [Rasen] which had belonged to Hugh Paynel. (S) Early Yorkshire Charters, Farrer, 2013, P9.

1204, William de Humez, adhering to King Philip, lost the manor of Duddington, Northamptonshire, on the separation of Normandy from England. [The lands went to William’s kinsman Gerard de Camville, married to Nichola de la Hay. Gerard “to have such seisin of lands in Duddington and Easton which he held of the fee of the constable of Normandy, as he had before the constable lost his lands by the war.”] Gerard de Camville, with King John, exchanged Easton for 5.5 virgrates in Duddington. (S) Victoria History of Northampton, V2, P560.

4/28/1205, Gerard again given Lincoln castle” ‘Rex … Scias quod commisimus Girardo de Camville Comitatum Linconiae, ad respondedum inde ad volumtate nostram.’ (S) Genealogist, V1, Nichols, 1846, P309.

1205, Gerard assigned to protect the marsh between Spalding and Tid in Lincolnshire.

1206, Thomas de Multon, Sheriff of Lincolnshire, succeeding Gerard de Camville, paying 500 marks for the appointment. (S) History of the High Court of Chancery, Robinson, 1882, P240.

1208, Gerard an itinerant justice in the eastern counties. (S) Lincoln Record Society, V22, 1926, P42.

1209-10, Gerard an itinerant justice in Cambridgeshire.

1210, Gerard accompanied King John to Ireland. King John launched 700 ships in the attack.

1210 in Wales, King John captured Walter de Lacy at Carrickfergus and forced Walter and his brother Hugh into exile.

1210-12, ‘Gerard de Kanville’ holding one half of one knight´s fee in Blakelande, Wiltshire. (S) FMG.

1211 in Wales, King John defeated Llywelyn ap Iorwerth.

1212, Gerard de Camville returned as holding 1 knight’s fee in ingleby which William son of Jollan held of him. (S) Aisthorpe and Thorpe, Foster, 1927, P94.

1212, Writ of King John: ‘Ricardi de Hai … predecessor domine Nicollæ uxoris Gerardi [de Camvill]’ in relation to landholdings in Lincolnshire. (S) FMG.

1214, Gerard died. (S) FMG.


1215, Lady Nicola given seisin of Duddington at the king’s pleasure.

1215, Nicola de la Hay defended the castle of Lincoln in support of the forces of King John, against the revolting barons. King John sent a garrison to her assisstance.

1215, King John visited Nicola at Lincoln, during which time he inspected the castle’s defenses. [60 years later a record of the visit states that Nicola, now elderly, offered the keys of the castle to King John, but he refused to take them.]

2/12/1216, King Henry took ‘dominam Nicholaam de Haya et Ricardum de Campvill filium suum’ under protection. (S) FMG.

By 4/22/1216, Nicolaa’s son Richard died, leaving his daughter Idonea as her heir.

1216, Nicolaa high sheriff of Lincolnshire for 5 months.

8/1216, The barons in revolt lifted the unsuccessful siege of Nicholaa at Lincoln castle.

9/1216, King John visited Nichola at Lincoln castle.

10/18/1216, King John died at Newark.

10/28/1216, Henry III, age 9, crowned king of England.

11/1216, The Count of Artois, in support of Prince Louis of France, attacked Nichola at Lincoln castle, capturing the town.

2/12/1217,  Henry III King took ‘dominam Nicholaam de Haya et Ricardum de Campvill filium suum’ under protection. (S) FMG.

3/1217, The Count of Artois was reinforced with soldiers by Prince Louis in his siege of Nichola at Lincoln.

5/20/1217, William Marshall (94559174) arrived and defeated the forces besieging Nicholaa at Lincoln castle. [Effectively ending the French invasion.]

11/26/1217, To the Sheriff of Lincolnshire. Cause Nicolaa de Haye to have a reasonable aid from her knights and free tenents for the payment of depts incurred by her when she was besieged in Lincoln castle. (S) Minority of Henry III, Norgate, 1912, P148.

5/17/1218, Robert Griffin has mainperned before the barons of the Exchequer for Nicolaa de la Haye, as her steward, that she will satisfy the king at the Exchequer for the scutage she received in Lincolnshire while the county was in her custody.

12/14/1218, The nuns of Stainton give the king 20s. for summoning Robert of Burgate, William Talbot and Nicolaa de la Haye before the itinerant justices in Lincolnshire for a debt of 160 loads of wheat. 

2/10/1219, Order to H. bishop of Lincoln and his associates, itinerant justices in Lincolnshire, that, immediately after having viewed these letters, they are to take into the king’s hand the city of Lincoln, unless they have previously done so. Immediately after they take it into the king’s hand, they are to hand it over to Nicolaa de la Haye to keep.

8/23/1219, An order sent to the Sheriff of Lincoln to maintain, protect and defend the lands, goods, and men of “well-beloved Nicolaa de Haye”. (S) Minority of Henry III, Norgate, 1912, P148. [Falkes de Breaute assigned with 3 of his knights.]

11/30/1219, To the sheriff of Somerset. Order to place in respite, …, the demand he makes from Nicolaa de la Haye for 500 m., by which she made fine with King John, …, for having her lands and liberties in peace, and which the king’s father pardoned her.

1/1220, Nicolaa sent Falkes de Breaute an urgent message to return [Falkes was with the king at Northampton] because the Earl of Salisbury was attempting to enter the castle.

10/16/1225, Order to the sheriff of Lincolnshire to place in respite, …, the demand he makes from Nicolaa de la Haye … for the scutage of Poitou from the time of King John.

Bef. 11/24/1230, Nicolaa died. [The king has taken the homage of William LongespĂ©e for the lands that Nicolaa de la Haye … , which fall to Idonea, wife of the same William, daughter and heiress of Richard de Camville, by hereditary right, …. (S) FRsHIII. [Nicolaa de la Haye held Swaton … over 14 knights’ fees.]

(S) Journal of Medieval Military History, DeVries, 2006, P127. (S) Court Household, and Itinerary of King Henry II, Eyton, 1878. (S) FRsHIII. (S) The Carta of Richard de La Haye, Eng. Hist. Rev., 1969, Holt, P289.

Children of Gerard and Nicolaa:

i. Richard de Camville (189135170), born ~1175 in England.

ii. Thomas de Camville (121698322), born ~1178 in England.

1222, Thomas quitclaimed land to Elstow abbey.

Daughter: Nicolaa de Camville (60849161), born ~1200 in England.

[Nicholaa by timeline and other records fits as d/o Thomas.]

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