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Monday, August 24, 2020

Baron William de Fortibus & Vicomtesse Maud de Ferrers

 243376322. Baron William de Fortibus & 243376323. Vicomtesse Maud de Ferrers

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

~1220, William born in Somerset, England, s/o 33773570. Hugh de Vivonne & 33773571. Mabel Malet. (S) See 4/28/1248.

~1223, Maud born in England, 3rd d/o 9994752. William de Ferrers & 486752647. Sibylla Marshall.

By 1238, Maud’s mother died.


Maud 1st married to Simon de Kyme.

4/7/1242, Protection for the following so long as they are on the king’s service beyond seas … William de Fortibus … (S) CPRs.

5/20/1242, King Henry with his brother Richard arrived at Royen, France with a small contingent; but with 30 tons of gold. They were soon joined by French nobles with Hugh as their leader against the forces of the Count of Poitou and King Louis IX.

7/1242, William a member of the army of King Henry III in France at war with King Louis IX. The 2 armies met at the battles of Taillebourgh [6/19] and Saintes, with the superior sized French force winning. [William’s father a commander in these forces.]

9/27/1242, King Henry returned to England arriving at Portsmouth.

11/13/1242, Bond to William de Vivona, in the king’s service with 4 knights, for his wages … (S) CPRs.

1243, Peter, son of Thomas de Grimsby, gave his capital close called Beeforth for an abbey to make a bridge; the remainder of the close he gave to William de Fortibys. (S) History and Antiquities of the Seignory of Holderness, Poulson, 1840, P248.

1245, Anselm, the last of Maud’ 5 maternal uncles died; leaving Maud as a significant heir to the family fortunes, as none of the uncles left legitimate children.

4/28/1248, Licence for William de Fortibus, son of Hugh de Vivona, to go to his own parts of Poitou and there acquire as best he can the lands belonging to him by inheritance through the death of Emery de Vivona, uncle of the said William, and hold these lands with the lands of England falling to him by inheritiance. (S) CPRs.

6/28/1248, Margaret late Countess of Lincoln … recovered her dower out of the lands in Ireland of W[alter] Marshall late Earl of Pembroke her husband taken out of the portions of the inheritance which accrued to William de Vescy and Agnes his wife, Reginald de Moun and Isabel his wife, Matilda de Kyme, …. (S) Cal. of Doc’s Relating to Ireland, V1, 1875.

Bef. 7/30/1248, Simon died. [No children.]

[–––William & Maud–––]

7/30/1248, Grant to William de Fortibus, son of Hugh de Vivona, of the marriage of Maud, late the wife of Simon de Kyma. (S) CPRs.

4/28/1248, Licence for William de Fortibus, son of Hugh de Vivona, to go to his own parts of Poitou and there acquire as best he can the lands belonging to him by inheritance through the death of Emery de Vivona, uncle of the said William, and hold those lands with the lands in England falling to him by inheritance. (S) CPRs.

Bef. 10/16/1249, William’s father died.

1249, William and his cousin Nicholas Poyntz asked to warrant John de la Stane ½ knight’s fee.

10/22/1249, Mandate to William de Fortibus to deliver the castles of Corfe and Shirburn which were in the keeping of Hugh de Vivona, his father, to Bartholomew Pecche. (S) CPRs.

5/26/1250, A charter records the restoration of property, granted to Margaret Countess of Lincoln, to William de Vescy and Agnes [de Ferrers] his wife, Reginald de Moun and Isabel [de Ferrers] his wife, William de Fortibus and Matilda his wife, …. (S) Cal. of Doc’s of Ireland, V1, 1875.

7/1251, Protection with clause to William de Fortibus, son of Hugh de Vivona, gone beyond seas. (S) CPRs.

1252, The King confirmed William’s demise of manors.

1/15/1253, Simple protection, for 1 year, for William de Fortibus. (S) CPRs.

8/6/1253, King Henry left for Gascony from Portsmouth with 300 ships.

10/17/1253, Protection with clause for William de Fortibus so long as he is on the king’s service in Gascony. (S) CPRs.

10/23/1253, Henry’s army in camp at Benauge, then Bazas, then Meilhan, France.

3/28/1254, Maud’s father died.

8/12/1254, Henry’s retinue in camp at Bordeaux, then Orleans, France.

1/1255, King Henry returned to England.

1255, William made homage to the Abbot of Glastonbury for 10 knight’s fees; including “Dundon super Polden” previously held by his Malet ancestors. (S) A Hist. of the co. of Somerset, V8, 2004.

7/5/1255, William with Prince Edward in Gascony. [Which service helped him eliminate debts to the crown.]

3/20/1258, William de Fortibus witnessed a confirmation of a grant by his brother Hugh de Vyvona to Henry de Wengham, dean of St. Martins, London. (S) CPRs.

1258, The barons issued a petition demanding that only English-born men should hold strategic castles or marry English women.

Bef. 5/22/1259, William, knt. of Chewton, Mallet, … Somerset, died at Amiens, France; leaving 4 daughters.


8/2/1259, A marriage each and a share in the custody of William’s estates in Surrey, Somerset and Devon was granted to 4 knights: Ingram de Percy, Peter de Chauvent, Imbert de Muntferaunt and Laurence son of Nicholas de Sancto Mauro. Each man had the choice of marrying the ward himself or he could sell the marriage to someone else; but Maud had right of first refusal on any sale of the marriages.

11/22/1260, Because Maud de Kyme has given the king security by Robert Aguillun, … that she will hand over the 4 daughters and heiresses of William de Forz, her late husband, to the king, … (S) Functions of the Medieval Parliament, Sayles, 2003, P86.

12/16/1261, To the sheriff of Surrey … the King had assigned to Matilda de Kyme reasonable dower of the lands of William de Fortibus … upon condition of rendering up to the king the daughters … (S) Camden Series, V33, 2012, P25.

1264, Maud settled the Pembroke manor of Carlion (Caerleon, Wales) on Joan.

4/1264 in Poitou, Simon de Rochechouart [future archbishop of Bordeaux] announced the marriage contract between his nephew Aimery IX and Maud; their 2 older children were also contracted to marry – Aimery’s two older sons to Maud’s 2 older daughters.

1264, Maud married Sir Amaury IX de Rochechouart in Poitou. [Records indicated frequent travel between England and France of Maud and Amaury.]

1268-69, Aimar de Rochechouart and Maud de Kyme, his wife, exchanged Corlyon for the manor of Kilsmersdon in Somerset with Maud’s daughter Joan. (S) History of the Parish of Kilmersdon, Hylton, 1910, P4.

11/16/1272, King Edward I ascended to the throne while on crusade.

9/1274, Plea before the K. between Agatha de Mortimer and Alienor de Vallibus, plaintiffs, and Agnes de Vescy, defendant, touching … in the inheritance of Sibil their mother, who was the wife of William de Ferrers. … Agatha and Alienor and one Matilda de Kyme, wife of Emeric de Rochechouart, … (S) Cal. of Doc’s Relating to Ireland.

1275, Emery de Rupe Cauardi and Maud his wife named in the IPM of Eleanor Countess of Leicester, late the wife of William Marescal, Earl of Pembroke. (S) CIsPM.

6/3/1275, Maud de Kyme is coheir of Sibyl de Ferrariis (sis. coh. of Wm. Mareschal, E. of Pembroke), and inherits lands and rents in Newbury Manor, Berks. (S) Harleian Society, V83, 1931, P156.

2/21/1276, Order to the sheriff of Bedford to restore to Emery de Rupe Cauardi and Maud his wife, one of the heirs of Sibyl de Ferariis, sometime countess of Derby, the pourparty falling to them of the manor of Luton. (S) CFRs.

10/15/1282, IPM of Sibyl de Cressy, Lincoln. Burgh by Waynflet … held of Emery de Rupa Cawardi and Maud de Kyme his wife by 12d and a pair of gilt spurs yearly. (S) CIsPM.

1286, Amaury died.

1289, Maud de Kyme, vicomtesse of Rochechouart, to Robert Burnel: request for the institution of a suit against the rector of Inkpen, Berkshire, and for the power for the precentor of Wells to receive her appointment of attorneys. (S) UKNA.

9/5/1294, Matilda de Kyme, staying in England, nominating … in Ireland for 2 years. (S) CPRs.

3/12/1298, Maud died.

(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, 550.

Family notes:

Eventually, Sybil and Mabel settled in France, while Joan travelled between England and France, especially in her later years. Cecily may never have left England.

9/18/1241, [Not this William] … the king having taken the homage of William de Fortibus, son of William de Fortibus, sometime earl of Albemarle, … (S) CPRs. [Both Williams died about the same time.]

Children of William and Maud: [4 daughters]

i. Joan de Vivonne (121688161), born 1251 in England. [Eldest]

ii. Sybil de Vivonne, born ~1255 in England.

Sybil married Guy de Rochechouart.

6/6/1306, Agatha Taillard at her death held … seventh of the manor of Stuministre Marshall of the grant of Eleanor [sister of Maud (243376323)], late countess of Winchester, and that Joan de Vivona and Cecily de Bello Campo, Eleanor’s nieces, Aymer de Archiaco, her kinsman [s/o Sibyl’s sister Mabel], and Sibyl wife of Guy de Rupe Cauardi, her niece, … (S) CCRs.

iii. Cecily de Vivonne (121683977), born 1257 in England.

iv. Mabel de Vivonne, born ~1259 in England.

Mabel married Fulk de Archiaco.

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