~1105, Simon de Odell born in England, s/o §§Baron Walter de Wahull, s/o §§Baron Walter le Fleming.
12/22/1135, Stephen crowned king of England.
By 1153, Simon, his wife, and his son Walter presented Langford Church to the Knights Templars. (S) Bibliotheca Topo. Britannica, Antiq’s of Bedfordshire, V4, Nichols, 1790, P35.
12/19/1154, Henry II crowned king of England.
Aft. 1154, Simon de Wahul held 4 small virgate at Foxley. (S) Hist. Topo. and Dir. of Northamptonshire, Whellan, 1874, P511.
~1160, Simon died.
(S) A Hist. of the Co. of Bedford, V3, 1912. (S) Honors and Knights Fees, Vs1-3, Farrer, 1923, P63. (S) Journal of the House of Lords, V124, 1892, P194.
1085-86, Domesday survey: §§Walter le Fleming, held 50½ hides in Bedfordshire—extending into the parishes of Astwick, Henlow, Holme, Langford, Milton, Odell, Podington, Stratton, Southill, Thurleigh, Totternhoe, Turvey, and Wymington, nearly 44 hides in Northants, 6 hides 1½ virgates in Hertfordshire, 1 hide and 1 virgate in Buckinghamshire. [These lands had been held by Levenot and Lewin, both of Edward the Confessor.] The barony of Wahull was attached the liability to provide castle-guard of Rockingham in Northants. That castle was constructed by William the Conqueror some time previous to the Survey.
Children of Simon and Sibyl:
i. Walter de Wahull (67547136), born ~1130 in England.
ii. Simon de Wahull, born ~1135 in England.
10/17/1173, Simon, an adherent of Robert, earl of Leicester, rescued the countess of Leicester from a ditch at a battle between Framlingham and Bury St. Edmunds. [The countess had been thrown from her horse.]
1176, Simon accounting for £100 amercement for forest trespass in Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire.
12/5/1189, Simon attested a royal confirmation to the monastery of Peterborough.
1190, Simon accounted for £13 10s for the Scutage for Wales.
1201, Simon living. [3 children, who had no heirs.]
iii. Michael de Wahull, born ~1140 in England.
1184-1217, Confirmation by Richard de Clare, earl of Hertford, of an agreement between Michael de Wahull and Boxley abbey repsecting the pasture of Roydon, in Nettlestead, Kent. (S) Pubs. of the Northamptonshire Record Society, 1950, P58.