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Monday, August 10, 2020

Earl William de Montague & Countess Katherine de Grandison

 30422278. Earl William de Montague & 30422279. Countess Katherine de Grandison

~1300, Katherine born in England, d/o 11820466. William de Grandison & 11820467. Sibyl de Tregoz.

1301, William de Monte Acuto born in Cassington, Oxon, England, s/o 2495306. Lord William Montacute & 2495307. Elizabeth de Montfort.

7/7/1307, Edward II became king on the death of his father.

11/6/1319, William succeeded his father.

6/1320, William with King Edward traveling to France to perform homage for his French lands in Gascony and Ponthieu to his overlord and brother-in-law, King Philip V.

5/3/1321, Grant to the king’s yeoman, William de Monte Acuto, son and heir of William de Monte Acuto, tenant in chief, a minor in the king's ward, of the wardship of 2 parts of the lands late of his said father. (S) CFRs.

1321-2, “William, son and heir of William de Monte Acuto, proof of age.” (S) UKNA.

1/24/1322, William received livery of his lands, and a grant of Lundy Isle off the coast of Devon.

11/20/1323, William de Monte Acuto mainperned for William de Aune, constable of Tykehull castle. (S) CCRs.

3/11/1324, William de Monte Acuto acknowledges that he owes to Ralph de Brok 30 marks … (S) CCRs.

8/1324, King Edward began the War of Saint-Sardos with his brother-in-law King Charles of France.

1325, William, made Knight of the Bath, and departing for France.

2/1/1327 at Westminster, Edward III, age 14, crowned king of England.

8/1327, William with King Edward III repelled a Scottish invasion at Stanhope Park near Durham.

[––William & Katherine––]

By 1327, William married Katherine, [who became one of the greatest of Queen Philippa’s ladies.]

12/28/1327, Licence for William de Monte Acuto to enfeoff Walkelin, parson of the chruch of Chedeseie … of his manor … Donyate, co. Somerset, … re-enfeoff thereof the said William, Katherine, his wife, and his heirs. (S) CPRs.

6/1328, William elevated to knight banneret of the king’s household.

1/1329, William granted the manor of Wark on the River Tweed.

6/1329, William sent to France to treat for a marriage between the eldest son of the King of France and King Edward’s sister, Eleanor.

8/31/1329, Pardon to William de Monte Acuto for crenellating a certain chamber in his dwelling-house of Doneyate without licence; and licence for him to crenellate his dwelling-house and to hold the premises in fee simple.

9/1329, Indulgence … church of St. Augustine, Bristol, … shall pray for Sir William de Monte Acuto, knight, and the lady Elizabeth, his mother, Katherine, his wife, and their children … (S) Register of Ralph of Shrewsbury, 1896, P8.

9/1329, William sent as an ambassador to Pope John at Avignon. [William was sent to verbally inform the pope of which messages were from King Edward and which were actually of his mother or Roger de Mortimer. The secret code was the presence of the words “pater sancte”.] (S) Montagu, William … Ormrod, 2004.

1329, William, as executor of the estate of Blanche, Queen of Navarre, lent the King 2000 marks.

10/19/1330, William the leader of 9 that assisted King Edward III in the arrest of Roger de Mortimer in Nottingham castle. King Edward obtained indemnity on William’s behalf for all consequences of the death of Mortimer's attendants; and rewarded him with grants of land forfeited by Mortimer.

1/18/1331, King Edward granted William de Monte Acuto and Katherine his wife by charter the manor of Sweyneston in the Isle of Wight. (S) CCRs, 6/16/1335.

4/4/1331, King Edward III on a secret visit to France disguised as a merchant. Edward also met with King Philip VI at Pont-Sainte-Maxence. [Another theory is that he was also visiting his father, who’s death had been faked.] A small entourage included John Stratford (4211200) and William Montague (30422278).

9/1331, William held a tournament in Cheapside.

9/1331, John Stratford (4211200) and William Montague (30422278) and Henry de Beaumont (5910184) sent to France to organize a treaty of marriage with King Philip. [Not successful.]

11/28/1331, Appointment of John, bishop of Winchester, the chancellor, Henry de Bello Monte, the king’s kinsman, William de Monte Acuto, … knights, … as proctors and special messengers of the king to treat with Philip, king of France, or his deputies, toching a journey to the Holy Land … to arrange for a meeting between the two kings in France to make allicance. (S) CPRs.

6/1332, King Edward gave Katherine 500 marks for bringing the news of the birth of his first daughter.

12/14/1332, William de Monte Acuto acknowledges that he owes to Henry, bishop of Lincoln, 1,000 marks. (S) CCRs.

1/23/1333, Licence, at the request of Katherine de Monte Acuto, for John de Pateshull, knight, to enfeoff Henry Hubert and Robert de Foxle of the manor of Caysho, co. Bedford, … for them to regrant to him and Mabel (15211079, sister of Katherine) his wife … (S) CPRs.

9/1332, William de Monte Acuto and Katherine his wife plts., and William Vaghan and Johanna his wife … defts., … deforciants receive for the concession 100 marks. (S) Archaeologia Cantiana, V20, 1893, P172.

1333, William and King Edward appeared at court in identical red taffeta surcoats embroidered with 5 birds. (S) Edward III, Ormrod, 2013, P134.

7/19/1333, William at the battle of Halidon Hill in Scotland. The Scots were led by Sir Archibald Douglas, regent for King David. The attacking Scots were felled by the English archers. The English men-at-arms then mounted their horses and completed the rout.

1333, William at the siege and capture of Berwick-upon-Tweed. [William lost one of his eyes in battle in Scotland during 1333.]

1/1334, William attended the tournament at Dunstable.

5/23/1334, “the king on learning lately that John Mautravers the younger, lately banished because he withdrew from the realm for certain causes, was desirous to reveal to him many things concerning his honour and the estate and well-being of the realm, has charged William de Monte Acuto to speak with the said John on his behalf and to report what he learns to him.”

1334, William supported the request of Alice de Tyes, daughter of Henry, lord Teyes, to have the bodies of her deceased brother Henry, and husband, Warine de Lisle moved to Chilton, Wilts. (S) Cal. of the Bishop of Worcester, 1996.

1334, King Edward III granted the island to William de Montacute, 1st Earl of Salisbury, in full possession, so that he became King of Man without having to pay homage. [William was considered King Edward III’s closet friend.]

Winter/1334-35, John Stratford (4211200), William Montague (30422278), and William Clinton (3803074) sent by King Edward to Paris where they were lectured by King Philip on politically morality and natural justice.

1335, William a commander of the army in Scotland, received a grant of Bisham manor, near Windsor, which he made the family seat, and also granted the right to bear the royal crest of an eagle by the king.

6/24/1335, King Edward, leaving from Carlisle, ravaged towns throughout Scotland. Edward was supported by Edward Balliol of Scotland, launching a 2nd attack from Berwick.

1/27/1336, William commanded the siege of Dunbar castle, supported by Richard, earl of Arundel. (S) CCRs, 3/6/1342. [After 5 months the English withdrew.]

3/16/1337, William created Earl of Salisbury.

4/19/1337, Power to H. bishop of Lincoln, William de Monte Acuto, earl of Salisbury, and William de Clynton, earl of Huntingdon, to treat with Lewis, count of Flanders, for a marriage between his first-born son and Joan, the king’s daughter. (S) CPRs.

7/31/1337, at Frankfort, Henry bishop of Lincoln, William de Monte Acuto, earl of Salisbury, and William de Clynton, earl of Huntingdon, proctors and envoys … with Rupert, count of palatine of the Rhine and duke of Bavaria, in return for his service with 150 men … 15,000 gold florins … (S) CPRs.

1338, William, King Edward and Henry of Grosmont appeared at court in identical white tunics embroidered in gold representations of knights and castles, which castles had green hems to resemble moats. (S) Edward III, Ormrod, 2013, P134.

4/1338, William sent to organize support from other nations for the King’s claim to the French crown.

9/20/1338, William, in Antwerp, Flanders, appointed Marshall of England.

12/16/1338, Appointment, at the instance of the cardinals sent by the Pope to treat of peace, J. archbishop of Canterbury, … William de Monte Acuto, earl of Salisbury, Robert de Ufford, earl of Suffolk, … knights, … as the king’s proctors … the like to treat with Philip, king of France, … (S) CPRs.

4/9/1339, Acknowledgement of the king’s indebtedness to Vivian le Rous, a Jew of Strasburgh, … 340,000 florins of Florence … sureties … John, archbishop of Canterbury, … the earls of Derby, Northampton, Salisbury, and Suffolk, and Sirs Henry de Ferrers, the chamberlain, … (S) CPRs.

9/20/1339 from Brussels, King Edward, with a force of 12,000 attacked Cambresis, Tournai, Vermandois and Laon [in what is now far northern France.] Edward was supported by the earls of Salisbury, Suffolk, Derby, Northampton, Pembroke and Warwick, heading a force of about 4,600.

4/11/1340, William and the Robert de Ufford (1249346), Earl of Suffolk, made an attempt to take Lille, France. Both were captured and taken to Paris.

7/2/1340, Marriage of Margaret de Monthermer granted to William de Montagu, earl of Salisbury.

Aft. 10/18/1340, William set free after agreeing to never serve again against the King of France and in exchange for the Earl of Moray.

1/20/1341, Order to permit William de Monte Acuto, earl of Salisbury and marshal of England, to lade … sacks of wool … and take them to Flanders, … (S) CCRs.

3/15/1341, To Margaret, late the wife of Thomas de Monte Hermerii. Order to pay to William de Monte Acuto, earl of Salisbury and marshal of England, 100 marks yearly for the maintenance of Margaret daughter and heir of Thomas de Monte Hermerii, deceased, tenant in chief, a minor in the king’s wardship, … (S) CCRs.

10/3/1341, Robert de Ufford, earl of Suffolk, and Robert de Ufford his son acknowledge that they owe to William de Monte Acuto, earl of Salisbury, £6,000. (S) CCRs.

3/13/1342, William de Mountagu, earl of Salisbury, Sir Edward de Mountagu his brother, and Lady Alice, Edward's wife; and Sir John lord of Moubray (2955080) and Lady Joan his wife. An agreement has been made for a double marriage between John, son and heir of John de Moubray, and Audrey, eldest daughter of Edward, and between Edward son and heir of Edward, and Blanche, daughter of John de Moubray. (S) UKNA. [The marriages, to take place by 6/24/1343 at John de Mowbray’s expense.]

9/26/1342, The earls of Suffolk, Salisbury, Warwick, and Derby attended the King and his family at the Easter court banquet.

5/1343, William embarked, with Robert d’Artois, for Brittany; captured Vannes and proceeded to besiege Rennes.

1/30/1344, William, knt., 1st Earl of Salisbury, 3rd Lord Montagu, Earl Marshall of England, died of injuries received during a tournament held at Windsor; buried at Bisham priory.


3/1/1344, Order not to intermeddle further with the castle of Cristcurche, Twynham, with the burgh and manor of Westoure, and the manor of Ryngwode, restoring the issues thereof to Katherine late the wife of William de Monte Acuto, earl of Salisbury, as the king has learned that the earl at his death was jointly enfeoffed with her. (S) CCRs. [Other restorations followed.]

11/24/1345, … John Lotterell, knight against whom Katherine late the earl’s wife seeks a third part of the isle of Londay … John Inge, knight, against whom Katherine, by another writ, seeks a third … (S) CCRs.

12/10/1347, Writ of plenius certiorari, on the petition of Katherine, late the wife of the said earl, for her dower of the £20 yearly rent. (S) CCRs.

4/10/1348, Order to pay to Katherine late the wife of William de Monte Acuto, earl of Salisbury, tenant in chief, 10 marks for her dower of £20 yearly … (S) CCRs.

1348, The Black Death entered the west countryside of England [likely entering through Bristol].

4/23/1349, Katherine died.

5/12/1349, Order to deliver … the lands which belonged to Katherine late the wife of William de Monte Acuto, earl of Salisbury, tenant in chief, taken into the king's hands by reason of her death, (S) CCRs.

(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P844, P594, P576. (S) DNB, Lee, 1894. (S) Edward III, Ormord, 2013.

Family notes:

·         Katherine coheir to her nephew Thomas, 4th Lord Grandison

Children of William and Katherine:

i. William de Montacute, born 6/25/1328 in England. [Heir]

1/1340-41, William pledged to marry Joan of Kent (1477429) [not knowing whe was already pledged to Thomas de Holland.]

1344, William, 2nd Earl of Salisbury.

1346, William, not of age, served as a knight banneret at Crecy and Calais.

William married Elizabeth, d/o John de Mohun , Lord of Dunster.

1382, William’s son and heir William died in a tournament, leaving no heir.

6/3/1397, William died; his heir his nephew John de Montacute.

ii. John de Montagu (15211448), born ~1329 in England.

iii. Sibyl de Montague (15211139), born ~1330 in England.

iv. Philippe de Montague (15210589), born ~1332 in England.

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