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Lord William Montacute & Elizabeth de Montfort

 2495306. Lord William Montacute & 2495307. Elizabeth de Montfort

~1270, William de Monte Acuto born in England, s/o 4990612. Simon de Montacute & 4990613. Isabel ?.

~1276, Elizabeth born in England, d/o 4990614. Sir Peter de Montfort & 4990615. Maud ?.

[––William & Elizabeth––]

Bef. 11/1290, William’s and Elizabeth’s marriage arranged by Queen Leonor of Castile.

6/20/1292, Confirmation to John de Monte Forti, king’s yeoman, of the marriage of William son and heir of Simon de Monte Acuto for the use of his daughter [sister] Elizabeth, grant to him by Eleanor, late queen of England. (S) CPRs.

1301-2, “Grant by Hugh de Broke, …, to William de Montagu, Elizabeth his wife, and the heirs of William, of all his lands and tenements of 'La Hide' in Langley Abbots. Witnesses:- Sirs Simon de Montagu, …” (S) UKNA.

10/26/1302, Simon de Monte Acuto, going to Gascony with John de Hastinges, nominating William de Monte Acuto and Roger de Molton his attorneys for 2 years. (S) CPRs.

1303, “William Montacute, lord of Aston Clinton to John Mauger of North Petherton: Lease, indented, of a croft called 'Capierescroft': Bucks.” (S) UKNA.

2/24/1308 at Westminster, Edward II crowned king of England.

8/11/1308, Exemption, for life, for William de Monte Acuto in respect of his dwelling-house at Hide, co. Hertford, from livery of stewards, … (S) CPRs.

8/5/1310, Commitment, at the instance of William de Monte Acuto, to John de Bernevill … (S) CFRs.

9/29/1311, Commitment during pleasure to William de Monte Acuto of the castle of Berkhamsted which queen Margaret, the king's mother, holds for life of the grant of Edward I. (S) CFRs.

9/3/1312, Commitment during pleasure to William de Monte Acuto of the Templars' manor of Wythyflet with the mills and other appurtenances in Surrey. (S) CFRs.

1/26/1313, Commission to … take 30 of the greater and better ships, … to levy footmen well armed … may be ready and prepared in the port of Sandwich … to set out on the king’s service in the train of William de Monte Acuto … (S) CPRs. [Preparations for the King & Queen to visit France.]

1314, William served in Scotland in the king’s army. (S) CPRs.

6/24/1314, Battle of Bannockburn, a victory for the Scots, unusual in that it lasted for 2 days. The Scots, commanded by Robert Bruce, were laying siege to Stirling castle, held by the English. With Edward II were Aymer de Valence, earl of Pembroke, and the earls of Hereford and Gloucester. It was the largest loss of English knights in a single day.

1/7/1315, Protection with clause, until Easter, for William de Monte Acuto, going beyond the seas on the king’s service. (S) CPRs.

4/1315, Due to a famine in England caused by year-long rains and flooding, King Edward ordered the regulation of food prices. [The regulations were suspended in the parliament of 1316.]

By 1315, Hugh de Audley (60845658) with Roger Damory (30422770) and William Montacute (2495306) highly influential with the king. [All 3 had fought at the Battle of Bonnackburn.] (S) Edward II, Warner, 2017.

2/12/1316, Appointment, … for the purpose of raising 1,000 foot soldiers … who are to be marched, at the king’s wages, under the command of Bartholomew de Badelesmere and William de Monte Acuto, against Llewellyn Bren and his [Welsh] followers. (S) CPRs.

3/16/1316, Power granted, during pleasure, to William de Monte Acuto to receive into the king’s peace the Welsh and their adherenets, who have risen in rebellion against the king. (S) CPRs.

8/20/1316, William granted, for his good service to the late and present kings, the marriage of Joan, eldest d/o Lord Thebaud de Verdun & Maud de Mortimer. [4/28/1317, Joan was married to his son John – who died by August]. (S) CPRs.

11/16/1316, Inspeximus … of a charter of Richard, late bishop of Durham, … By K. on the information of William de Monte Acuto. (S) CPRs.         

6/16/1317, Grant to William de Monte Acuto, steward of the Household [replacing John de Crumbewelle], … tenement with houses … in London, … (S) CPRs.

11/20/1317, William attended parliament, identified as part of the alliance called the “Middle Party”.

1317, William succeeded his father.

1317-18, “Roll of William Montague, steward of the household, of the Court of the Marshalsea and Court of the Verge.” (S) UKNA.

6/1/1317, Hugh le Despenser the elder to William de Monte Acuto for £6000; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in England, Ireland, and Wales. (S) CCRs.

9/11/1317, Grant … to William de Monte Acuto, steward of the Household, to whom and to Elizabeth his wife … (S) CPRs.

11/1317–8/1318, William summoned to parliament.

1/30/1318, Order to acquit William de Monte Acuto, son and heir of Simon de Monte Acuto, of £40 19s. 11d. the balance of £120 8s. 3d., which the late king, on 30 May, in the 34th year of his reign, pardoned his father, in consideration of his good service in Gascony and elsewhere. (S) CCRs.

10/20/1318, William, steward of the King’s household, appointed seneschal of the Duchy of Aquitaine.

1319, William, 2nd Lord Montagu, Knight of the Bath, died in Gascony; buried at St. Frieswide, Oxford.

11/21/1319, Order to allow to the citizens of Chichester, co. Sussex, and to Henry de Cobham what they have paid to William de Monte Acuto … the king having granted these sums yearly to the said William for life on 1 December, in the 12th year of his reign. (S) CCRs. [William’s retainer being reassigned.]

1319-20, “Inventory of goods of William de Montagu at Bordeaux, [France].” (S) UKNA.


5/23/1320, Order to deliver to Elizabeth, late the wife of William de Monte Acuto, tenant in chief, the following of his lands, which the king has assigned to her in dower … (S) CCRs.

11/18/1320, William de Shirewode, clerk, acknowledges that he owes to Elizabeth, late the wife of William de Monte Acuto, £200. (S) CCRs.

1/6/1321, To eascheator beyond Trent … manor of Ughtreby and Bampton, together with the advowson of the church of Bampton, co. Cumberland … taken into the king's hands upon the death of William de Monte Acuto, and to restore the issues thereof to his wife Elizabeth, … Elizabeth was seised of the above together with her husband, and that she continued her joint-seisin thereof up to the death of William … (S) CCRs.

3/13/1321, Order to deliver to Elizabeth, late the wife of William de Monte Acuto, tenant in chief, the following of his knights' fees, … advowsons, which the king has assigned to her in dower … (S) CCRs.

6/8/1322, Pardon, for a fine of £200 made by Thomas de Fournivall (47280222) the elder, to him and to Elizabeth, late the wife of William de Monte Acuto, tenant in chief, of their trespass in intermarrying without licence. (S) CFRs.

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.

1332, Thomas Furnival died.

4/18/1332, Order to the escheator beyond Trent to take into the king's hand the lands late of Thomas de Furnivall the elder, deceased, tenant in chief. (S) CFRs.

8/6/1346, Elizabeth gave 46 acres called Stokwell Meade to Christ Church chantry.

1347, Elizabeth provided a grant to fund 2 priests to pray for members of her family in which she named her parents.

1347, Elizabeth, late wife of Thomas de Furnyvalle (47280222) to send 6 men-at-arms and 12 archers to the king at the siege of Calais. (S) Crecy and Calais, Wrottesley.

8/6/1354, Elizabeth, patron of Christ Church cathedral of Oxford University, died; buried at Christ Church.

8/30/1354, IPM of Elizabeth de Monte Acuto. Lincoln: … She died on 6 August, 28 Edward III. William de Monte Acuto, earl of Salisbury, [of full age], is her heir. Cumberland: Ughtredby, Little Bampton and Ormesby. Divers lands … Oxford: Karsyngton. The manor … of the inheritance of William de Monte Acuto, earl of Salisbury, who is of full age … Buckingham: Aston Clynton. The manor … Somerset: … London: Parish of St. Benet near Paules Warf. A messuage with garden, 3 contiguous shops with 2 solars built thereon and a brewhouse … York: … Catteclif and Orgrave, held for her life by way of dower, of the inheritance of Thomas de Furnivall, knight, who is of full age. She was sometime wife of Thomas de Furnivall, grandfather of the said Thomas … Nottingham: … [holding of the heir Thomas de Furnival] … Derby: … [holding of the heir Thomas de Furnival] … Hertford: … (S) CIsPM.

(S) Memorials of the West, Hist. and Desc., Rogers, 1888, ‘Daubeney’. (S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P120. (S) A Genealogical and Heral. Dic., Burke, 1831, P359. (S) Edward II, Warner, 2017.

Children of William and Elizabeth:

i. William Montacute (30422278), born 1301 in Oxon, England.

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.

ii. Edward de Montague, born ? in England.

Edward married Alice ?.

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.]

iii. Alice Montacute (1247653), born ~1315 in England.

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