~1165, William Scotney born in England.
4/6/1199, John succeeded Richard I as King of England.
1211, William called to service in Wales, but did not attend. (S) See 1/9/1230.
10/19/1216, Henry III, age 9, succeeded John as King of England.
1219, William de Scotney in the Yorkshire assize rolls.
4/15/1222, Lincolnshire. The abbot of Roche gives the king 20s. for summoning William de Scotney before the justices of the Bench to warrant to him the manor of Roxby. (S) FRsHIII.
1229, Maurice de Gaunt holds of the lord the king in Roxby the fief of one knight. William de Scotney and Thomas de Scotney hold it. (S) Memoirs of H&A’s of the County and City of York, 1846.
1/9/1230, Lincoln. For William de Scotney . To the barons of the Exchequer. The king has granted to William de Scotney that, of the 8m 9s 4d which are exacted from him by summons of the Exchequer for the prest of Ireland and Wales made to him by King John, father of the king, he may render 3m per annum. (S) FRsHIII.
By 1232, William died.
5/9/1232, Brian son of Alan has made fine with the king by 100 m. for having the custody and marriage of Helena, youngest daughter of William de Scotney , who is one of his heirs, and for the custody of the land that pertains to Helena of the inheritance formerly of William, her father, and for the marriage of Matilda, who was the wife of the same William, so that she is not to marry without his will and licence. (S) FRsHIII. [Matilda likely only the mother of Helen, being young enough to have value in her marriage.]
· 1219-20, Thomas de Scotney, likely William’s older brother, prominent in Lincoln. (S) FRsHIII.
Children of William and ?:
i. Frethesenta Scotney, born ? in England.
Frethesenta married Walter of Killingholme.
3/1/1232, Walter of Killingholme and Frethesenta, his wife, and Phillip de Fauconberg and Cecilia, his wife, have made fine with the king by two palfreys for having seisin of two parts of the land formerly of William de Scotney which falls to Frethesenta and Cecilia by hereditary right. Order to the sheriff of Lincolnshire. (S) FRsHIII.
10/6/1232, The king has granted to Walter of Killingholme and Frethesenta, his wife, Phillip de Fauconberg and Cecilia, his wife, and to Helen, sister of Frethesenta and Cecilia, that, of the debts which William de Scotney, their father, whose heirs they are, owed the king and of which he used to render £10 per annum at the Exchequer, they may similarly render £10 of the same debts at the same terms at which William used to render. (S) FRsHIII.
By 1259, Frethesenta died.
9/19/1259, The king has taken the homage of William, son of Hugh de Wilgheby, son and heir of Frethesenta de Scotney, for all lands and tenements which Frethesenta held from the king in chief. (S) FRsHIII.
ii. Cecily de Scotney (47282025), born ~1185 in England.
Child of William and Matilda:
iii. Helen Scotney, born ? in England.
10/12/1232, The king has granted to Brian son of Alan that he may render the 100m. by which he made fine with him for having the custody of Helena, daughter and one of the heirs of William de Scotney , with the land which falls to her by inheritance, and with the marriage of the same Helena, within 3 years. (S) FRsHIII.