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Baron William de Humet & Dame Luce de Brus

 79958466. Baron William de Humet & 79958467. Dame Luce de Brus

12/22/1135, Stephen crowned king of England.

~1135, William born in Normandy, s/o 159916932. Richard du Hommet & 159916933. Agnes de Beaumont.

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

~1150, William married Luce, dame de La Luthumière.

1155-65, Charter of Engelger de Bohon. … Testibus : Ricardo de Humez; Willelmo de Humez, … (S) Cal. of Doc.’s Preserved in France, V1, 1899, P439.

12/1/1174, William of Hommet witnessed treaties with the King of Scots at Falaise and Valognes, France. (S) Feudal Assessments, Keefe, 1983, P104. [William’s father and brothers also witnessed the treaties.]

5/1/1175 at Barfleur, France, William de Humet witnessed a royal confirmation of a grant to Hugh fitz Osbert.

5/1176 at Westminster, William de Humet witnessed a royal charter to Whitby abbey, Yorkshire. [1 of only 2 witnesses.]

9/21/1177, King Henry and King Louis VII meet at Ivri where each swore to take the cross of a crusader. William de Humez was present at the meeting.

1180, William’s father resigned his office and became a monk at Aulnay. William became baron du Hommet et de la Luthumière in France. [High nobility males usually became monks being very ill and close to death.]

6/13/1180, Willielmi de Hommet Constabularii succeeded his father Richard as constable of Normandy, which his father Richard de Humez used to hold.

8/1180 at Caen, France, William de Humet, constable, witnessed a royal grant in favor of the abbey of the Holy Trinity at Caen.

1180-81, William’s younger brother Enguerrand died.

5/2/1182, Dispute between lord Arkarius abbot of Burg and lord William de Humez, the king’s constable & lord of Stanford beyond the bridge in Lincolnshire. (S) Academia Tertia Anglicana, Peck, 1727, P29.

12/1183 at Valognes, Normandy, William de Humet, Constable, witnessed a royal charter to the Augustine abbey of St. Lo.

6/14/1186, Wm. de Humez, constable, with King Henry at Gaitinton.

11/1187 in Bar le Roi, William de Humet, Constable, witnessed a royal charter to the Norman abbey of St. Stephen at Caen.

1/1188 at Cherbourg, Wm. de Humez, constable, witnessed a royal charter to the abbey of L’Essay.

6/14/1188, Final concord … Hugh, bishop of Durham; … Rannulf de Glanville; William de Humez; Bertram de Verdun; … Hugh Pantulf. (S) Hugh de Puiset – Bishop of Durham, Scammell, 2011, P284.

9/1188 at Tenchebray, William de Humet, Constable, the first witness to a royal grant to Lonle abbey.

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

11/3/1189, Richard I crowned king of England. Willemus de Humet attended the coronation. (S) Chronicle of the Reigns of Henry II and Richard I, 1867, P80.

1192, William’s younger brother Jordan, lord of Cleville and constable of Sees, died.

1195, William fined £4000. [Apparently to have control of multiple lands in Normandy.]

1198, Richard d’Argences a mainpernor of William, constable of Normandy, of £30 of the bailiwick of Falaise.

4/7/1199, at Vaudreuil, after the death of King Richard I of England, a concord between factions in France was made and witnessed by … William the Marshall, Comte Robert of Seez, William du Hommet constable of Normandy, Roger de Tony, …

5/27/1199, John crowned king of England.

1200, William, constable of Normandy, a surety for his grandson William, s/o Robert, for £200 money of Anjou for the relief of the lands of his father. (S) Magna Rotuli Scaccarii Normanniae, 1844, P180.

1201, William de Humez and Saher de Quinci pardoned scutage on 2 fees each of the honor of Chokes. (S) Honors and Kinghts’ Fees, Farrer, 1923, P40.

1201, William, constable of Normandy, bound himself to the Archbishop of Canterbury that he would not let his grandson Baldwin Wake [s/o his daughter Agnes] marry without consent of the King of England.

1202, William rendered £2846 4d of the remainder of the £4000 fine of 1195. [William only deposited 7£, the rest coming from the bailiffs in multiple districts in Normandy.]

1202-4, William, constable of Normandy, made a grant to the priory of Ste Marguerite de Vignats in the presence of his son Thomas de Hommet and William de Hommet his grandson [who in 1213 was Constable of Normandy.]

4/12/1203 at the castle of Vire, William, constable of Normandy, a mainpernor for the Earl of Chester.

1203, King John ordered William, constable of Normandy, to deliver the fiefs of Guerin de Glapion to the Bishop of Lisieux.

1204, William, 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.”] (S) Victoria History of Northampton, V2, P560.

11/1205-1206, William de Hommet died. [Sheriff of Northampton in custody of his castle and lands.]

(S) Court, Household, and Itinerary of King Henry II, Eyton, 1878. (S) Magna Rotuli Scaccarii Normanniae, Stapleton, 1844. (S) Henry II: New Interpretations, Harper-Bill, 2007, P113.

Family notes:

·         Like his father, William appears in many charters of King Henry II.

Children of William and Lucy:

i. Agatha du Hummet (39979513), born ~1155 in England.

ii. Richard de Humez, born ~1158 in England.

Richard married Aegidia ?.

4/5/1181 at Chinon, Richard de Humez witnessed a royal charter to Walter, usher of the king’s chamber.

Bef. 1200, Richard died.

iii. Enguerrand du Hommet, born ? in England.

Enguerrand married Cecilia de Semilly.

1220, Enguerrand, lord of Remilly, died.

iv. Agnes de Humet (39979233), born ~1162 in England.

v. Jordan du Hommet, born ? in England.

Jordan, archdeacon of Lisieux.

1/10/1202, Jordan, bishop of Lisieux.

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