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Lord Hugh de Morville & Lady Helwise de Stuteville & Baron William de Lancaster

 94564646. Lord Hugh de Morville & 94564647. Lady Helwise de Stuteville & 94564062. Baron William de Lancaster

~1135, Hugh de Morville born in Scotland, s/o 319832116. Hugh de Moreville & 319832117. Beatrice de Beauchamp.

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

Aft. 1154, Hugh became a knight in the household of King Henry II.

~1156, William born in England, s/o 319832118. William fitz Gilbert de Lancaster & 189128125. Gundred de Newburg.

1/1158 at Newcastle upon Tyne, Hugh de Morevill attested a royal charter to Hubert de Vallibus.

~1158, Helwise born in England, d/o 189129294. Robert de Stuteville & 189129295. Helewise ?.

1158, King Henry granted Hugh the castle of Knaresborough and other estates in Yorkshire and Westmorland. (S) Lancashire Pipe Rolls, Farrer, 1902, P19.

1158, Hugh de Moreville and his son Hugh de Moreville both witness a charter of King Malcolm of Scotland. (S) Notes & Queries, White, 1870, P158.

1159, Hugh de Morville granted lands and soke near the castle of Knaresborough. (S) History and Topography of Harrogate, Grainge, 1882, P52.

3/1161, at Lions-la-Foret, France, Hugh de Morevill witnessed a royal charter to the Canons of Herting, Sussex.

5/1162, Hugh de Morville, knight, delivered the announcement of Thomas Becket to Maurice, a Cistercian monk, and friend of Becket, that he had been appointed as Archbishop of Canterbury. (S) Thomas Becket, Barlow, P74.

1162, Hugh’s father died; his brother Richard succeeding as constable of Scotland.

1/1164,Constitutions of Clarendon … in the fourth year of the papacy of Alexander, in the tenth year of the most illustrious king of the English, Henry II., in the presence of that same king, … in the presence of the following: [10 counts], …, William Malet, …, William de Hastings, Hugo de Moreville, William Malduit-chamberlain, … and many other chiefs and nobles … (S) Yale Law School, The Avalon Project.

4/15/1165, in Argentan, France, Hugh de Morevill witnessed a royal charter to Canons of St. Mary of Gouffern.

1169, Hugh de Morvill a justice for Northumberland. (S) History and Antiquities – Newcastle, Brand, 1789, P389.

Bef. 1170, William de Lancaster’s father, 1st baron of Kendal, died.

9/1170, Hugh de Morvill a justice in eyre in Carlisle and Northumberland.

11/26/1170, at Court at Bur-le-Roi, Normandy, Hugh heard the King’s angry words “What miserable drones and traitors have I nourished and brought up in my household, who let their lord be treated with such shameful contempt by a low-born cleric?”; which Hugh de Morvill, Richard Brito, Reginald fitz Urse, and William de Tracey, knights, took as a command to punish Archbishop Becket.

12/29/1170, at Canterbury, Hugh, 1 of the murderers of Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury. After the murder, Hugh and his associates went to Hugh’s castle of Knaresborough. (S) CH&I.HII, P152.

3/25/1171, Pope Alexander III excommunicated Hugh and the other murderers.

8/1171, King Henry told Hugh and his associates that he could no longer provide them with support. (S) Thomas Becket, Barlow, 1990, P258.

1172, in Rome, Hugh and his associates gained an audience with the Pope and suggested a penance of 14 years service in Jerusalem.

1173-4, Hugh part of the rebellion of the eldest 3 sons of King Henry.

1174, Hugh de Morville going to the Holy land, committed to exile for 14 years as directed by the pope. Maud, his sister, given custody of Hugh’s lands.

[–––William & Helewise–––]

~1174, William married Helewise.

1178, Hugh de Morville paid a fine of 116s 8d to receive back land at Brampton which was held in mortgage. (S) Transactions – Cumberland and Westmorland, V19, 1919, P131.

[Undated] A charter of William in the Cokersand chartulary identifies William’s wife as Helwise. (S) The  Pipe-Rolls, Soc. of Antiq’s of Newcastle upon Tyne, 1847, P.xliv.

Bef. 1184, William de Lancaster confirmed the gift of his father William de Lancaster of the whole town of Forton to his nephew Warin de Lancaster, the King’s falconer. (S) Chartlary of Cockersand, Farrer, 1898, P337.

1184, William de Lanaster died.

[–––Hugh & Helewise–––]

~1184, Hugh married Helewise.

9/3/1189, Richard I crowned king of England.

1189, Hugh took the crusader’s cross and gave the whole vill of Sowerby to the Templars as part of his penance. (S) Knights Templar, Longman, 2002, P160.

12/12/1189, Hugh and William de Tracey departed with King Richard on the 3rd Crusade. Richard commandeered ships and ordered them to Dover to move some of his forces to France. The fleet was then to move to Marsailles to meet up with the combined English and French troops.

7/1190, the English and French armies met at Lyons; where they learned that the German Emperor, leading his forces to the crusade, had died in an accident.

1191, King Richard captured the city of Messina, Sicily, after they had refused to let the English ships land.

5/1191, King Richard captured Cyprus, which he would use as a supply base for his forces.

6/5/1191, The crusaders set sail for Acre. [French forces were already besieging the city.]

7/1191, The crusaders captured Acre.Many of the forces, especially the Germans, returned home.

9/5/1191, The crusaders defeated Saladin at the battle of Arsuf.

9/8/1191, The crusaders arrived a Jaffa to find it’s fortifications destroyed.

12/1191, The crusaders arrived at Beit Nuba, 12 miles from Jerusalem; but decided they could not begin a siege.

8/1/1192, The crusaders conducted a sea assault on Jaffa.

9/2/1192, King Richard made a 3-year truce with Saladin.

10/1192, King Richard left the crusade to return home, appointing Henry of Champagne as the leader of the crusaders. [King Richard was captured and imprisoned in Germany on his return voyage.]

1192, Hugh remained in the holy lands under the command of Henry of Champagne.

1193, Hugh returned to England.

1194, Hugh stood as 1 of 7 hostages in Austria with Duke Leopold V for the release of King Richard I. [Hugh brought the book Lanzelet to Germany with him. (S) Evolution of Arthurian Romance, Collectif, P207.

By 1195, Gilbert son of Roger Fitz-Reinfrid confirms to Thomas son of Gospatrick his lands of Kendale, namely Holm, Preston and Hoton, to hold by the service of a 4th part of a knight's fee. Witnesses: Roger Fitz-Reinfrid, Hugh de Morvill, …

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

1199, Sir Hugh de Morvill paid the king for privileges belonging to the crown, during the continuance of Helewisa his wife in a secular habit which she had assumed. (S) Transactions – Cumberland and Westmorland, V12, 1912, P166.

1200, Hugh de Morevill paid a fine for the marriage ‘inter filiam suam et Ric de Egremunt’ in Cumberland. (S) FMG. [Hugh’s daughter Ada married Richard de Lucy of Egremund, Cumberland.]

1200, ‘Hug de Morevill et Helew uxor eius’, paid a fine relating to ‘dote ipsi Helewis’ in Westmoreland. (S) FMG.

10/30/1200, King John to William, king of Scots; he sends him Roger, bishop of St Andrews, Saher de Quincy, Hugh de Moreville and Richard de Maleville, by whom, and by these letters patent, he sends a safe conduct to William and his attendants. (S) POMS.

3/1/1201, Hugh de Morevill granted a market and fair at Krik-Oswald, Cumberland. (S) Gazetteer of Markets and Fairs. [This market inherited through his daughter’s 2nd marriage.]

By 1203, Hugh of Burgh by Sands, Lord of Westmorland, died. [There are multiple legends of where the penant knights are buried.]


Helwise married William, son and heir of Ranulf fitz Walter [died 1209.]

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

Aft. 2/20/1227, Helwise died. (S) FMG.

(S) Court, Household, and Itinerary of King Henry II, Eyton, 1878. (S) Register of the Priory of Wetherhal, 1897, P66. (S) Kirkby Overblow and District, Speight, 1903. (S) Records Relating to the Barony of Kendale, Farrer, 1942.

Child of William and Helewise:

i. Helwise de Lancaster (47282031), born ~1175 in England.

Child of Hugh and Helwise:

i. Ada de Moreville (47282323), born ~1185 in England.

ii. Eudo de Moreville (134224146), born ~1189 in England.

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