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Friday, August 28, 2020

Lord Stephen de Meynell

121680464. Lord Stephen de Meynell

1204-05, Stephen de Mesnil born in England, s/o §§Robert de Meynell & Emma Malebiche.

1207-08, Stephen’s father died.

1207-08, Stephen underage, the castle of Whorlton was granted to Robert de Roos.

1214, Stephen underage, the castle of Whorlton was granted to Hugh de Balliol.

10/19/1216, Henry III, age 9, succeeded John as King of England.

1226, Stephen de Meynell was plaintiff in a suit concerning land in Whorlton.

10/1/1228, Order to the sheriff of Yorkshire to cause keepers of the archbishopric of Canterbury to have scutage from the knights’ fees that Stephen de Mesnil holds in chief of the aforesaid archbishopric, namely 2m per shield. (S) FRsHIII.

1230, Stephen de Meynell made grants to Byland abbey.

4/30/1236, Order to the sheriff of Yorkshire not to distrain Stephen de Mesnil, who holds of E. archbishop of Canterbury, to render scutage for which Stephen will answer the aforesaid archbishop, and the archbishop the king. (S) FRsHIII.

1/7/1251, The king has granted to Stephen de Mesnil that he may render 12 m. 4s. 7d. at the Exchequer of Easter in the 35th year of the 49 m. 5s. at which he was amerced before the justices last itinerant to take the pleas of the forest in Yorkshire for trespass of the forest. (S) FRsHIII.

By 1257, Stephen died.

(S) Hist. of York North Riding, V2, 1923, Whorlton.

Family notes:

·         Stephen’s eldest son Robert died without issue.

·         1112, §§Robert de Meynell and Gertrude his wife granted the church of Ayton to Whitby Abbey and the vill of Myton to St. Mary's, York.

·         ~1145, §§Stephen, s/o Robert & Gertrude, a witness  to the foundation charter granted by Walter d'Espec to Rievaulx Abbey, and was described as one of Walter's neighbours.

·         1168-69, §§Robert, s/o Stephen, living. (S) Pipe R. 15 Hen. II.

·         1180s-1190s, §§Stephen, s/o Robert, appointed Hugh de Rudby his deputy for granting the church of Whorlton to Guisborough Priory at the end of the 12th century.

·         1202, §§Robert s/o Stephen, married to §§Emma Malebiche living. Yorks. Fines, John (Surt. Soc.), 66.

·         1207-08, §§Richard Malebiche paid fine for the marriage of his daughter Emma, then widow of Robert.

Child of Stephen and ?:

i. Nicholas de Meynell (60840232), born ~1235 in England.

9/12/1257, Confirmation of a lease by John de Nevill, son of John de Nevill, to Nicholas de Menyll, son and heir of Stephen de Menyll, of his manor of Pykehale, co. York, at farm for 20 years. (S) CPRs.

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