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Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Baron William de Courcy

 159699702. Baron William de Courcy

~1130, William born in England, s/o 319399404. William de Curci & 319399405. Avice de Romeilli.

12/19/1154, Henry II crowned king of England.

By 1156, William’s father, who had been a steward of King Stephen, died.

1156, William de Curci pardoned 16s. 9d. of the common amercement of Devon.

Aft. 1156, William de Curci, steward of the king, grants, for the souls of William de Curci his grandfather, and William his father, to the monks of St. Andrew of Stoke the mill at Northampton called Mervines milne which he bought of Hugh Gulafre. [William’s mother still alive.]

1/1164, William de Curcy signed the Constitutions of Clarendon. (S) Select Historical Documents, Henderson, 1896, P12.

10/7/1164, Archbishop Thomas Becket filed a complaint in Council against William de Courci.

1165, William de Curci an accountant to the levy for the army of Wales of the sum of 30s. 6d. for for one serjeant for his manor of Islip, Oxon.

1166, William de Curcy, Dapifer, totaling 36.5 knights’ fees, and refers to new feoffment holding of his father of the same barony. (S) Western Antiquary, V6, Wright, 1887, P149.

1167, William de Curci of Islip, Oxfordshire. (S) Somerset Archaeological, Vs66-67, 1921, P123.

1168, ‘Avicia, mater Willelmi de Curci, tenet feoda duroum militum.’ (S) Camden Series, V33, 2012, P56.

1168, Robert Gerbert held 1 knight’s fief of William de Curci, the steward, of the old feofment. (S) Camden Series, V34, 1846, P64.

1169 at Argentan, ‘Will de Courcy’ attested 2 charters of King Henry II.

3/1170, at Feckenham, Worcestershire, William de Courci attested a royal conformation to Bermondsey priory.

1171, William de Courcy a king’s justice.

1175 at Barfleur, William de Curcy, Dapifer, witnessed a royal conformation to Hugh fitz Osbert.

1176, William died. (S) CH&I.HII, P190.

(S) Court, Household, and Itinerary of Henry II, Eyton, 1878. (S) Honors and Kinght’s fees, V2, Farrer, 1923, P104.

Family notes:

Contemporary [CH&I.HII: 1172, 1173, 1174, 1176] William de Courci, chief justice of Normandy, ‘seneschal’. [s/o Robert de Courcy & Agnes de Tankerville.]

Child of William and ?:

i. Alice de Curci (79849851), born ~1155 in England.

[Alice de Courcy, sister of William de Courcy, Henry II’s steward. (S) Battle Conference, 1998, P249.]

ii. William de Courcy, born 1165 in England.

1185, William, age 20, in the custody of Robert le Poher.

William married Gundrea ?.

10/1194, William died.

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