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Friday, August 28, 2020

Lord Osmund de Stuteville & Isabel fitz William & Lord William de Huntingfield

 94563028. Lord Osmund de Stuteville & 94563029. Isabel fitz William & 189120592. Lord William de Huntingfield

~1160, William born in England, heir & s/o §§Roger Fitz William & 3782411845. Alice de Senlis.

~1165, Osmund born in England, s/o 189126056. William de Stuteville. (S) See 1194 & 1199.

~1168, Isabel born in Norfolk, England, d/o §§William Fitz Roger & Aeliva ?. [William of Gressenghall, Norfolk.]

Aft. 5/1177, Osmund’s father died.


Isabel 1st married Berenger de Cressy.

[––Osmund & Isabel––]

By 1189, Osmond de Stuteville married Isabel.

[Undated] Isabel issued a charter to Castle Acre priory with consent of her husband. [Likely about her first husband’s soul.]

7/6/1189, Richard I succeeded Henry II as King of England.

1189, Osmond settled a controversy with the Bishop of Durham about the chapel of Cowesby.

12/12/1189, King Richard I departed England on the 3rd Crusade. Richard commandeered 63 ships and ordered them to Dover to move his forces to France. The fleet was then to move to Marsailles to meet up with the combined English and French troops in 30 additional ship coming from Normandy.

7/2/1190, The English and French armies met at Lyons.

9/22/1190, King Richard’s army arrived at Sicily.

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

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

4/1191, 24 English ships sank in a storm on the way to Cyprus.

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

6/5/1191, They then set sail for Acre.

6/1191, When the English arrved, the French forces were already besieging the city. Seige engines were launching objects at walls, troops were trying to fill in the moat, and other troops were tunneling under the walls; but the various national groups were acting independently.

6/1191, John son of Osmund de Stuteville, at camp before Acre, having borrowed 100li from some citizens of Pisa asked King Richard I to force his father, who had disinherited him, to pay.

7/21/1191, Acre fell to the combined forces of the English, French, and Germans. Saladin’s city commander agreed to surrender for a ransom of 200,000 gold pieces, the release of 1500 christians, and the Muslim garrison to be given safe conduct. Many of the French and German forces then returned home.

9/5/1191, The crusader forces defeated Saladin at the battle of Arsuf. King Richard I led 2 charges of knights “carving a wide path for himself, cutting them down like a reaper with a sickle.”

9/8/1191, King Richard’s forces arrived a Jaffa to find it’s fortifications destroyed. [Richard spent 3 months repairing the fortifications at Jaffa and along the road back to Acre.]

9/1191, Osmund died on crusade at Joppa [Jaffa], where they were repairing destroyed fortifications.

[––William & Isabel––]

By 1194, William de Huntingfield married Isabel.

Bef. 1194, William married widow Isabel ‘de Gressenhall’; when the abbot of St. Edmunds demanded against the said William and Isabel his wife the land of Wendling, Norf., as a member of the manor of Runton. (S) Honors and Knights’ Fees, Farrer, 1923.

1194, William in a dispute with William de Stuteville over Isabel’s dower. [This William, s/o Robert de Stuteville, supports Osmund as the son of William, Robert’s brother. (S) CH&I.HII, P.340.]

1195, The abbot of St. Edmunds granted William and Isabel the vill of Wending, Norfolk, for 60s a year. (S) Records of the Anglo-Norman House of Glanville, Richards, 1882, P60.

1197, William and Isabel plaintiffs against William de Stuteville over Isabel’s dower lands. (S) Honors and Kinghts’ Fees, Farrer, 1925, P397.

1198, William de Huntingfeld and Isabel his wife conveyed by fine to William Batail, 60 acres in Swannington. (S) History and Antiquities of the County of Norfolk, Armstrone, 1781, P4.

4/6/1199, John succeeded Richard I as King of England.

1199, William and Isabel plaintiffs against William de Stuteville, s/o Robert de Stuteville, over Isabel’s dower lands. (S) Early Yorkshire Charters, Farrer, 1952, P35.

9/22/1199 at Caen, France, William de Huntingfeld a witness to a charter of King John to the city of Norwich [a confirmation of a charter of King Richard.] (S) Records of the City of Norwich, 1906, P14.

1200, ‘Isabel de Gressenhall’ continued the suit of 1199 over her dower lands at Cowesby. [Settled during the year.]

1202, A final concord issued over Isabel’s dower lands.

9/26/1203, William de Huntingfield, deputy of Hubert de Burgh, appointed Constable of Dover castle; giving a son and daughter as hostage for safe holding. (S) Viator, V5, 1975, P243.

1204, William’s mother died.

6/1205, William granted the manor of Clafford, Hampshire; except for the chattels and corn, for £30.

11/1205, William’s £30 fine pardoned.

Aft. 1206, William’s father died.

1207, Isabel died.


1208, William had custody of the lands of his younger brother Roger [a justiciar under papal interdict].

1208-10, William an itinerant justice of fines in Cambridge and Lincoln. (S) Judges of England, Foss, 1848, P83.

1210-11, William sheriff of Norfolk. (S) Vicemonites Norfolciae, 1843, P6.

1212, The Great Inquest of Service: William de Huntingfeld hold the fee of 1 knight in Mendam of the King in chief. (S) Lancanshire Inquests, Pt3, Farrer, 1903, P111.

1213, William gave the King 6 fair Norway goshawks for license to marry his daughter, Alice, widow of Richard de Solers.

1213, William held the office of accountant with Aburey de Vere, Earl of Oxford.

5/12/1214, King John gave the manor of Clafford, which William de Huntingfeld had held, to John de Harecurt. (S) Magni Rotule Scaccarii, V2, 1844, P205.

1214, King John unsuccessfully invaded France trying to recover his lands.

1214, William joined the confederacy of barons against the King with Richard earl of Clare, Roger de Cresci, Gilbert de Clare, and Robert fitz-Walter.

10/1214, King John returned to England.

5/5/1215, The revolting Barons formally renounced their allegiance to John and invited the King of France to invade England. [This was prevented by the Pope.]

6/19/1215 at Runnymede near Windsor, King John forced to agree to the terms of the Magna Carta.

11/20/1215 at Bury St. Edmunds, William elected as one of the 25 to guarantee observance of the Magna Carta. (S) History, Gazeteer and Dir. of Suffolk, 1874, P565.

12/16/1215, William excommunicated with the other barons.

5/12/1216, Prine Louis of France, after a successful landing, crowned King of England in London. In June, Louis captured Winchester and controlled half of England.

1216, William ravaged Essex and Suffolk for Prince Louis of France. King John in retaliation plundered William’s estates in Norfolk and Suffolk.

10/18/1216, King John died.

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

11/21/1216 at Hertford, William granted the village of Grimsby, Lincolnshire by Prince Louis, to be held of 2 knights’ fees. Witnesses: Seiher de Quency, earl of Winchester, Robert Fitz-Walter [Commander of the forces of the English barons.] (S) Guide to the Manuscripts, Warner, 1906, P41.

5/20/1217, William fought at the battle of Lincoln; the defeat of Prince Louis’ forces.

6/23/1217, All of William’s lands in Lincolnshire granted to John Marshall.

9/12/1217, For 10,000 marks and some land exchanges, Louis forfeited his claim to the English crown by the treaty at Kingston-on-Thames, called the Treaty of Lambeth. A principal provision of the treaty was amnesty for English rebels.

10/6/1217, William made peace with King Henry III and had his lands restored.

1218, William, son of Roger de Huntingfeld, gave land to the priory of castle-Acre on his founding of the monastery of Mendham, Norfolk. (S) Index Monasticus, Taylor, 1821, P15.

6/1219, William had leave to go to the holy land on crusade in an attempt by the Pope to retake Jerusalem. [The crusade had begun in 1218. Very few English knights went on this crusade.]

Bef. 1/25/1220, William died on crusade. [By timeline, at Damietta, Egypt.]

(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P446. (S) Monasticon Anglicanum, V5, 1825, P56. (S) Early Yorkshire Charters, V9, Farrer, P34.

Family notes:

Isabel a descendent and heiress of the Wimar Domesday family.

·         §§Roger Fitz William (de Huntingfeld, d.aft.9/1206) s/o §§Guillaume de Huntingfeld (d.1155) & Sibilla ? (d.1186).

·         1196, Charter of Hugh abbot of Sees … all their portion of the church of Mendeham … done with the assent and will of §§Roger de Huntingfeld, knight, patron. (S) Calendar of Documents Preserved in France, V1, 1899, P240.

·         2/1206 at Woodstock, §§Roger de Huntingfeld a judge with William de Wrotham, archdeacon of Taunton [chief judge], and John de Gestling. [7/1206 they were in London, 8/9/1206 in Stratford, 8/23/1206 in Colchester, 9/1206 in Canterbury, then at Westminster].

Child of Osmund and Isabel:

i. William de Stuteville (47281514), born by 1190 in England.

1257, William confirmed the donations of his father Osmund, and Isabel his mother, and of Wimer, …

Children of William and Isabel: [1 son, 4 daughters.]

i. Roger de Huntingfield (94560296), born bef. 1200 in England.

ii. Isabel de Huntingfeld, born ? in England.

1247, Roger and his sister Isabel Dagworth exchanged land in Fishtoft for land in Southorpe. (S) MCA.

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