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Walter Gambon

 16778064. Walter Gambon

1263, Walter born.

1285, Walter de Gambon, lord of Moreston, Devon.

1303, Walter Gambon held a 1/12th fee in Blackpool. (S) Honors and Knights’ Fees, V2, Farrer, 1924, P130.

4/8/1304 At Exeter, Creditor: Walter Gambon. Amount: 7m. (S) UKNA.

7/7/1307, Edward II succeeded Edward I as King of England.

9/20/1315, Johannes de Uppestone ad pres Walteri Gambon, de Moristone. (S) Reg. of Walter de Stapeldon.

1316, John de Glasneye … their debt to Walter Gambon de Blakepole ‘adeo tarde, etc.’ (S) Reg. of Walter de Stapeldon.

9/21/1316, Proof of age of John son and heir of Joice de Dyneham. Devon: … Walter Gamboun (b.1263), aged 53, agrees, and knows it because he had a daughter, Alice, who was with John de Pouderham, and he often went to see her at Pouderham near Notewille, where he heard of the said John’s birth, and went and saw him carried from his baptism. (S) CIsPM.

1316-17, Walter Gambon presented to Bondleigh. (S) Reg. of Walter de Stapeldon.

4/22/1318, Johannes de Sancta Marina ad pres Walteri Gambon, de Morystone. (S) Reg. of Walter de Stapeldon.

Child of Walter and ?:

i. Walter Gambon (8389032), born ~1295 in Devon, England.


Lord William le Pruz & Alice de Widworthy

 16806142. Lord William le Pruz & 16806143. Alice de Widworthy

1245, William le Prouz born in England, s/o 33612284. William le Pruz & 33612285. Alice ?.

~1260, Alice born in England d/o 33612286. William de Widworthy & 33612287. Juliana de Reigny.

1270, William’s father died.

1270, Sir William le Pruz succeeded to Gidleigh.

10/21/1270, IPM of William le Pruz, Knight. William, his son, aged 25, is his heir. Devon: Giddeley manor … Stodbyri manor … Hacche manor … Colton … (S) CIsPM.

1/20/1271, The king has taken the homage of William le Pruz son and heir of William le Pruz deceased for all the lands and tenements which the same William his father held of the king in chief on the day he died. [Devon]. (S) FRsHIII.

11/16/1272, Edward I succeeded Henry III as King of England. [While on crusade.]

1275, William le Prouz holding lands at Aveton Gifford, Devon.

[––William––]

By 1275, William married Alice.

6/14/1275, Writ for IPM of William de Reyngny. Cumberland: Neuton Reyney worth £20, … His aunts on the side of his father and their heirs, are his next heirs … they are not dwelling in Cumberland. Somerset: Asholt ... worth, without the advowson, £14 3s. … Ayly. Lands &c., worth £7 15s 10d. Doniford. The manor … Joan the wife of Robert Grubbe, Joan the wife of John de Locun, Alice the wife of William le Pruz, Nicholas de Walton, and Elizabeth de Horsy, all of full age [14], are his heirs. (S) CIsPM. [Bef. 12/27/1275, Robert Grubbe, Hugh Loghumme, Nicholas de Wauton, and Elizabeth de Horsy came before the king and did homage.]

1/20/1276, Order to the sheriff of Cumberland [and Somerset] to deliver to … William le Pruz and Alice his wife [half of 1/4th with Hugh&Joan] Hugh de Luckom and Joan his wife, … coparceners of the inheritance late of William de Reigny … Robert, William, Hugh and Nicholas having done homage. (S) CFRs. (S) CCRs, 10/22/1279. (S) IPM of William de Reigny, 1/3/1277.

1/3/1277, Partition of lands which Akina late the wife of William de Reny holds in dower, that the pourparties may be enrolled on the rolls of the king's chancery, without intending that the said Akina should be in anything molested. Cumberland: [4th parts to (sisters and their heirs)] … Isabel de Horshey (1) … Nicholas de Walton (2) … Robert Cribbe and Joan his wife (3) … Hugh Litilcombe and Joan his wife, and William le Pruz and Alice his wife (4). (S) CIsPM.

7/14/1299, IPM of John de Mohun. Devon: Holboweton. ⅓ fee held by William le Pruz. (S) CIsPM.

12/26/1284, Sir William presented Walter Prus to the Gidleigh Rectory.

1285, William le Prous, lord of Throwleigh [purchased by his father in 1254], holding the Township of Fulk de Ferers for homage and service.

8/21/1288, Order to … after taking a fine from William le Prouz and Hugh his brother, detained in the prison of Exeter for a trespass of venison in the forest of Bradene, to deliver them to bail, if they be not regular evildoers in the king’s forests, and if they find 12 men of Devon who will mainprise. (S) CFRs.

1291, William le Prouz claimed the Widworthy family estates because his mother Alice was the sister of Hugh de Widworthy. [William heir to his 1st cousin Emma de Dinham, d/o Hugh de Widworthy.]

3/24/1292, Writ for IPM of Hugh de Courtenay, earl of Devon. Somerset: Vokklonde. 8 virgates of land held by William le Prouz, Nicholas de Sancto Vigore and Roger Voghel, by service of 1/2 knight's fee. … Hautmoster in the manor of Hemyngton, held by William de Prouz by service of 1/2 knight's fee. (S) CIsPM.

5/31/1293, William le Pruz acknowledges that he owes to Richard de Bereford, clerk, 13s 4d; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Devon. (S) CCRs.

4/18/1294 at Exeter, Debtor: Henry de la Pomeray, of Berrynarbor {Biri'} [Braunton Hundred, Devon.], and William le Prouz, knight, of Devon [held Throwley in Wonford Hundred, Devon]. Amount: 10m., for 1 horse. (S) UKNA.

5/3/1295 at Exeter, Debtor: William le Prouz, and Roger de Corundon', of Devon. Amount: £9 7s., for cloth. (S) UKNA.

1303, William le Prous in possession of Throwleigh.

1305, William and Alice holding the manor of Aveton Giffard, Devon.

6/23/1305 at Exeter, Debtor: William de Fulford {Foleford}, William le Prouz, Hugh le Prouz, John de Vaucord of Clift, of Devon … knights. Amount: 20m. (S) UKNA.

7/7/1307, Edward II succeeded Edward I as King of England.

1/22/1310, Sir Thomas Hereward, clerk, was presented at Aveton-Giffard by Sir Wm. le Prouz, Knt.

3/16/1310, John de Lusteleghe, accolite, inst. at Aveton-Giffard; Patron, Sir William le Prouz, Knt.

7/8/1313, To the sheriff of Devon. Order to release … are imprisoned upon indictments before William Martin, William le Pruz and the sheriff … (S) CCRs.

1316, Sir William le Prouz died, buried at Lustleigh church, Devon. (S) UKNA.

[––Post Mortem––]

4/26/1316, Writ for IPM of William le Prouz alias le Prutz. Devon: Aveton Giffard. The manor … Gyddelegh. The manor … Alice his daughter, the wife of Roger de Moeles, aged 30, is his next heir. (S) CIsPM.

5/29/1316, Order to the escheator on this side Trent to deliver to Roger de Moeles and Alice his wife, daughter and heir of William le Prouz, tenant in chief, the lands late of her said father, Roger having done fealty. (S) CFRs.

6/19/1324, Alice, widow of William, coheiress of William Reigny of Brixton, presented to Gidleigh.

11/30/1332, Alice le Pruz presented to Gidleigh.

[Undated] Alice, wife of William le Pruz, conveyed the advowson of Aisholt to Thomas Fraunceys and his son Thomas. (S) Hist. of Somerset, V6, 1992, Aisholt. [Part of her inheritance of William de Reigny.]

Alice died.

(S) Visitations of Cornwall, Vivian, 1887, P94. (S) Church and Landscape, Probert, Thesis, 2002, University of Birmingham. (S) Devon Ns&Qs, V4, 1906, P232.

Child of William and Joan:

i. Alice le Prouz (8403071), born 1285 in England.


Lord Walkelin de Arderne & Agnes de Orreby

 16886924. Lord Walkelin de Arderne & 168869245. Agnes de Orreby

~1215, Walkely de Ardren born in England, s/o  33773848. Sir John de Arderne & 33773849. Margaret de Alford.

10/19/1216, Henry III, age 9, succeeded John as King of England. Louis of France also claimed the throne.

~1218, Agnes born in England, 33773850. Sir Philip de Orreby & 33773851. Leuca de Mohaut.

1227, Agnes, daughter of Leuka, who is under age [of 14], appeared before the Justices, and William de Stratton, the custos of Agnes, is ordered to prosecute for her, her suit against Roger de Muhaut, the Seneschall of Cheshire, respecting the manor of Elleford; and a day is given to her at Nottingham before the Justices. [Leuca was daughter and heir of Roger de Monhaut of Elford; she married Philip de Orreby the younger, by whom she had an only daughter, Agnes, who married Walkeline de Arderne.] (S) Staffordshire Hist. Coll’s, V4, 1883, Plea Rolls.

1229, Agnes’ father died.

1229, Philip de Orreby (67547700) purchased from Roger de Montalt the custody of Agnes (16886925), daughter of Philip de Orreby the younger, and of his wife Leuca, daughter of Roger de Montalt (33689616), and of the inheritance descended from him in Elleford and Cassinglond, and the disposal of her in marriage, with consent of friends.

6/2/1233, Walkelyn in the court at Chester with Earl John and his barons. (S) Cheshire Domesday Roll.

11/1236, Walkelyn presiding at court “loco Comitis, eo die” with the barons of Kinderton, Dunham, and Montalt.

1237-38, Walkelyn succeeded his father. (S) Grant to Richard de Sondbache.

~1238, Walkelin married Agnes.

1243-44, Fulco de Orreby (Agnes’ paternal uncle) released his rights to Agnes (16886925) of the dower lands previously held by Alicia (675477001, Agnes’ paternal grandmother).

1244-45, Walkelyn presiding with N. de Wilib’, Constable of Chester castle.

6/18/1245 at Lincoln, The men [listed] holding tenements in the vill of Normanneby shall henceforth do suit at the mill to Walkelin and Agnes and the heirs of Agnes at Normanneby for ever; and that they shall henceforth give for their multure the 20th vessel for toll … it happen that the men holding those tenements are unable to grind at the said mill for want of water or by any other hindrance of the same mill, then it shall be lawful for them to grind elsewhere at their will, without hindrance and gainsaying of Walkelin and Agnes and the heirs of Agnes, as long as that defect or impediment, by which they are unable to grind there, shall last. (S) Final Concords of Lincoln, 1920, Case 130, no.77.

8/29/1246,  Power to John de Grey, justice [of Chester], to ordain touching the state of the castle of Gannoc [North Wales]; and mandate to Walkelin de Ardern, constable thereof, and the whole garrison to be intendant to him. (S) CPRs.

1248, IPM of Robert de Stokepord. Chester: … Northbury, Torkinton, Offerton, Wichinton, and a moiety of Merton, held of Sir Walkelin de Arderne by service of 3 parts of one knight. … Sharston, a moiety, and one bovate in ... gel town held of Sir Walkelin de Arderne by ½d rent. (S) CIsPM.

1250-58, Walkelyn a justiciar of Chester.

7/2/1250, Mandate to Walkelin de Ardern, [3 others], to go personally to the castles of Gannoc and Dissard in North Wales, and the king's castles and manors in the county of Chester, and to view in what state J. de Grey let them go and in what state A. la Zusche, justice of Chester, accepted them. (S) CPRs.

1253, Walkelyn had a grant of market, fair, and free warren in aldeford and Alderley, Cheshire; and Elleford, Staffordshire.

7/8/1253, Protection with clause for Walkelin de Arderne, crossing with the king to Gascony. (S) CPRs.

7/14/1253, Grant, to Walkelin de Ardern, for his homage and service of £20 a year at the Exchequer, to maintain him in the king's service. (S) CPRs.

8/6/1253, King Henry left for Gascony from Portsmouth with 300 ships. [Various camps. Walkelin in many records during 1254. ]

5/20/1254, Charter granting, at the instance of Walkelin de Ardern, to Robert de Caunvill and his heirs free warren in his demesne lands of Widenton, co. Chester. Witnesses : John de Plessetis, earl of Warwick, William de Valencia, the king's brother, Peter de Sabaudia, William de Grey, John de Burgo, … (S) CPRs.

1254, By fine Walkelyn made a partition with Fulco de Orreby of Agnes’ family estates of the vills of Upton, Frankby, Willaveston and Alvandelegh.

By 1254, Walkelin returned to England. [The King did not return until 1255.]

6/11/1254, Protection with clause volumus for Walkelin de Ardern, staying in the munition of the castle of Gannok [North Wales]. (S) CPRs.

1255, Walkelyn held Knotton, near Newcastle, purchased from John de Leye and his wife Alice, by service of ward at Newcastle for 11 days in war, with lance, breastplate, and helmet, at the king’s cost. [Confirmed by the king in 1257.]

1255-56, Lord Walkelin de Arderne held Elford of Roger de Monhaut. (S) Staffordshire Hist. Coll’s, V5, Pt1, 1884.

5/19/1256, Respite, at the instance of the king's marshal, Walkelin de Arderne, to Eustace de Arderne from making himself a knight. (S) CPRs.

8/10/1256, Execution of writs by sheriffs; at Feckenham … Witn., W[alter de Cantilupe] bishop of Worcester, John de Plessetis earl of Warwick, Robert Waleraund, Nicholas de Turri, Walkelin de Arderne, … (S) Maunscripts of Shrewsbury and Coventry, 4th Rpt., App., Pt X, 1899.

1257, Walkelyn a witness to multiple charters at Windor.

10/22/1257, John de Arderne with Walkelin de Arderne in the march of Wales. (S) CPRs.

By 1262, Walkelyn died.

(S) Parentalia, 1851, P81.

Child of Wakelin and Agnes:

i. Peter de Arderne (8443462), born ~1240 in England.

5/1262, Peter de Ardern was summoned to answer the complaint of the same Abbot, that he had unjustly taken and detained the cattle of the Abbot in the vill of Eleford, and had taken 4 oxen … Peter stated the Abbot held of him 4 mills in the said vill by the service of 28s per annum, and the above service being in arrear 28s … Peter stated that the rent was in arrear, and that the Abbot had done fealty to Walkeline de Arderne his father, whose heir he is. The Sheriff is ordered to summon a jury … (S) Staffordshire Hist. Coll’s, V4, 1883, Roll No. 116.


Sir William de Hastings & Isabel ?

 16886934. Sir William de Hastings & 16886935. Isabel ?

~1225, William born in England, s/o §§John de Hastings.

1240, William de Hastings holding Eaton Hastings.

7/10/1257, Protection, with clause, for William de Hasteng, going with the king to Wales. (S) CPRs.

1271, Benedict de Blakeham married his daughter Joan; William de Hasteng giving in frank marriage the manors of Southrop and Thormerton, co. Gloucestershire.

11/16/1272, Edward I succeeded Henry III as King of England. [While on crusade.]

Isabel died.

1273, Benedict and Joan, age 23, with her father William de Hasteng, levied a fine for the lands given in marriage back to William for life.

1278, William died.

7/13/1278, IPM of William de Hasting’. Berks: Eton. The manor, held of the king in chief by service of 1 knight or 2 esquires for 40 days at his own cost. Joan his daughter, whom Sir Benedict de Blackeham married during the life of the said William, aged 23 and more, is his next heir. Gloucester: Thormerton and Suthrop. The manors, …  were given by the said William 7 years ago to Benedict de Blakeham in free marriage with Joan his daughter and heir, who held them for almost 2 years until he demised them to the said William for life. (S) CIsPM.

 (S) Hist. of Berkshire, V4, 1924, Eaton Hastings.

Child of William and Isabel:

i. Joan de Hastings (8443467), born 1253 in England.


William de Charneles & Beatrice de Turvill

 16886944. William de Charneles & 16886945. Beatrice de Turvill

~1215, William born in England.

~1227, Beatrice born in England, d/o 33773890. Roger de Craft & 33773891. Cecily de Turville.

~1250, Beatrice coheir to her brother Roger.

1250, William died.

10/18/1250, Beatrice, who was the wife of William de Charneles, gives the king half a mark [each] for a writ ad terminum. Order to the sheriffs of Leicester and Warwick. (S) FRsHIII.

Aft. 1250, Beatrice married 2nd Henry Hubaud. (S) Hist. of Warwick, V3, 1945, Fulbrook.

4/1269, Hugh de Herdebergh (23640220) sued Henry Hubaud and Beatrice for his share in the estate of Cecilia [de Quatremars formerly de Tuberville], his own aunt and sister of Beatrice, in virtue of which he claimed to hold half the manor and advowson of Fulbrook. (S) Hist. of Warwick, V3, 1945, Fulbrook.

Beatrice died.

1279, Henry Hubaud holding a moiety of Upper Woodcote (S) Hist. of Warwick, V6, 1951, Leek Wooton. [Upper Woodcote formerly held by Beatrice’s maternal grandfather.]

Family notes:

·         Bilton descended to the Charneles family by marriage of Roger de Craft’s daughter Beatrice with William de Charneles.

·         Beatrice, with her brother Roger and sister Isabel, took the name of their mother.

Child of William and Beatrice:

i. Nicholas de Charneles (8443472), born ~1245 in England.


Lord Philip Denebaud & Alice Gifford

 19956480. Lord Philip Denebaud & 19956481. Alice Gifford

~1200, Philip born in England.

~1205, Alice born in Somerset, England, d/o §John Gifford of Hinton St. George, Somerset.

10/19/1216, Henry III, age 9, succeeded John as King of England. Louis of France also claimed the throne.

~1222, Philip married Alice in Somerset.

1233, King Henry suppressed a revolt of Richard Marshal.                                                       

11/1233, The king committed to Theobald de Engleskevill during pleasure the land in Hinton of Philip Denebaud, an adherent of the rebellious Richard Marshal, earl of Pembroke. (S) CCRs. [“Rex commisit Theobaldo de Engleskevill' terram Philippi Denebaud, qui est cum comite Marescallo, in Henton”.]

1245, Philip died.

Bef. 7/18/1245, Philip Denebaud died. Philip Denebaud’s son and heir, William died before his father, leaving a son and heir Philip. (S) FRsHIII. [Philip Denebaud, also possessed property at Portskewet (Mon.), near Chepstow, and married Alice, daughter and heir of John Gifford. He gave half to his eldest son William on William's marriage, and later half to his third son Hamon.]

5/14/1246, Writ to bailiff of Nether Went. Philip de Anebou, alias Deneboud, Denebaud. Philip Deneboud had many sons; to the eldest he gave a certain land in England, who married, begat children, and died 3 years ago (d.1243). Afterwards the said Philip gave to his son Matthew (b.by1225) the manor of Portesciwet, who still holds it and is of mature age; but who is the next heir it is not for the jury to judge. Monmouth: Portesciwet manor, whereof the lady of Portesciwet has a third part in dower, … Somerset: Henton, a moiety of the town was held by Philip Denebaud, who delivered a moiety of his land to his elder son William (1st son) on his marriage, who had 4 sons, and died before his father, and his wife (alive.1346) holds all that land. The said William had 2 brothers, Matthew (2nd son) and Hamon (3rd son), and in 29 Hen. III (1245) the said Philip gave to the said Hamon, his younger son, that moiety which remained with him, by homage and service. Philip, the eldest son of the said William (1st son), is aged 7 years; but the jury know not who is the next heir. (S) CIsPM.

(S) Hist. of Somerset, V4, 1978, Hinton St. George.

Family notes:

·         1251, William Denebaud holding Henton Sancti Georgii. 1 knight’s fee in Somerset. (S) IPM of Roger le Bygod, earl of Norfolk. [Unknown relationship, possibly an uncle.]

Children of Philip and Alice:

i. William Denebaud, born ? in England.

1243, William died before his father, leaving 4 sons.

Eldest son: Philip, born 1239.

ii. Matthew Denebaud, born by 1225 in England.

Matthew given the the manor of Portesciwet, Monmouth, by his father.

7/18/1246, Order to the steward of Netherwent to cause Matthew, son of Phillip Denebaud, to have such seisin of the land formerly of the same Phillip in Portskewett as he had thereof when the king ordered it to be taken into his hand by reason of the death of the same Phillip. … steward to take security for 20m.  (S) Fine Rolls, HIII.

1251, Matthew Denebaud holding Portscuet and Herberdeston as 1 Welsh knight’s fee in Monmouth. (S) IPM of Roger le Bygod, earl of Norfolk.

iii. Hamon Denebaud (9978240), born ~1235 in England.


Baron Robert de Brent

 19956496. Baron Robert de Brent

~1190, Robert born in England, s/o §§Sauvin de Turre, s/o §§Sauvigny fitz William de Turre.

5/5/1215, Revolting Barons formally renounced their allegiance to King John and invited the King of France to invade England. [The barons in revolt together held more castles and knights fees than John did as King. Intervention by the King of France prevented by the Pope.]

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

1235-52, Grant by Michael, Abbot of Glastonbury, to Robert de Brente, of lands in South Brent, formerly granted by Henry [de Blois] the Abbott (1166 to 1189) to Sauvin de Turre, Grandfather of the said Robert de Brente, as part of his office as Porter to the said Abbot. And the said Robert and his heirs to hold the said lands in the same manner as Sauvin his father and the said Sauvin his grandfather held them.

1242-43, Robert de Brent  acted as surety for the Abbot of Glastonbury in an action brought by Robert of Aldwick.

1246-47, Between Robert de Brente and Andrew de Bradenham and Hawise his wife; of lands in Southbrent.

1247, Robert bought 9 messuages and 1 hide of land in Wrington.

1248-49, Between Robert de Brente and Andrew de Bradenham and Hawise his wife; of lands in Southbrent.

1254, Robert de Brent granted the manor of Cossington, Somerset by Jordan Ridel.

2/15/1261, Because an assize of darrein presentment which Geoffrey son of Walter de Cosington arrained before the justices of the Bench against Robert de Brent touching the church of Cusinton, co. Somerset … (S) CPRs.

1261, Robert died.

(S) Hist. of Somerset, V8, 2004, Cossington. (S) The Descendants of Collo Giles Brent … Chester Horton Brent, 1946.

Family notes:

·         Odo de Brent, at the time of the Conquest [1066], was Lord of Cossington, [Somerset]. (S) Red Book of the Exchequer.

·         1080, Martin de Turre lord of Kemys in Pembrokeshire, with wife Geva, heiress & d/o Serlo de Burci holding lands in  Somerset and Dorset (in 1086). [After Martin’s death, Geva married William de Falaise.]

·         1170-80, Sauvin de Turre, Porter to the Abbot of Glatonbury.

Child of Robert and ?:

i. Robert de Brent (9978248), born ~1225 in England.


Sir Philip de Valletort

 19962384. Sir Philip de Valletort

~1194, Philip de Valle Torta born in England, s/o 39924768. Joel de Valletort & 39924769. Emma Botreaux.

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

Aft. 5/25/1226, Philip’s father died, his brother Joel the hier.

1230, Philip living.

 (S) Virginia Cousins, Goode, 1887, P460.

Family notes:

·         The Manor of Moditonham, in this parish, was held by Philip de Valletort under the Earl of Cornwall. It was afterwards held by the Dawnay's, and still later by the Courtenays. (S) A Compendium of the History of Cornwall, Daniell, 1880, P165.

Child of Philip and ?:

i. Joel de Valletort (9981192), born ~1215 in England.

7/19/1240, Joel de Vautorte gives 20s. for having 4 justices. Order to the sheriff of Somerset. (S) FRsHIII.

4/1245, In comitatu Devon', servicia feodorum iiij. militum … militis quod Joel de Valle Torta tenuit de eo, et feodi ij. … CCRs. [4 military service fees due, 1 from Joel.]

[Joel only has 2 records.]


Sir Warini de Bassingburn

 19962656. Sir Warini de Bassingburn

~1200, Warin de Bassingbourn born in England.

1212, Warini de Bassingburn, a supporter of King John in the baron’s revolt.

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

10/19/1216, Henry III, age 9, succeeded John as King of England. Louis of France also claimed the throne.

1229, Warin died.

9/3/1229, Order to the sheriff of Cambridgeshire to take into the king’s hand without delay all land formerly of Warin of Bassingbourn. (S) FRsHIII.

Family notes:

·         Aft. 1185, Warin de Bassingbourn held 1 part of the fee of Wallington, ‘by so much knight's service as pertains to a hide.’ (S) Hist. of Hertford, V3, 1912, Wallington.

Child of Warin and ?:

i. Warin de Bassingburn (9981328), born ~1225 in England.

4/28/1235, Grant to Emery de Sascy (19962658), for a fine, of the custody during the minority of the heirs, of the lands and heirs of Warin de Bassingburn, with the marriage of the heirs. (S) CCRs.


William le Blund

 19989546. William le Blund

~1195, William Blund born in England, s/o §§William le Blund & Alice ?.

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

1199, William Blund [the father] impleaded William son of Rosceline of Hayneford manor, setting forth, that it had been granted to him and Alice his wife, by his ancestor Blund, in dower, for the moiety of the village of Wallesham; and to return to him on the death of Alice. (S) Ess. Tow’s Topo. Hist. of Norfolk, V10, 1809, Hayneford.

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

1208, William Blund [the father] William Blund conveyed Hayneford by fine to William, son of William son of Rosceline, to hold it of Blund by 1 fee. (S) Ess. Tow’s Topo. Hist. of Norfolk, V10, 1809, Hayneford.

Aft. 1208, William’s father died.

William died.

Family notes:

·         William Blund descended [a minor branch] from Gilbert de Blund or Blount, (who came into England with the Conqueror). Contemporary, Sir William Blund of the direct lineage of Gilbert.

Children of William and ?:

i. Agnes le Blund, born ~1220 in England

Anges married William de Kryketot.

Son: William de Cricketot, born 1238.

4/29/1268, Covenant made between Sir William de Criketot son of Sir William de Criketot of the one part and Robert Burnel, clerk, of the other part, whereby the former granted to the latter the manor of Aessefeud sometime of Sir William le Blund, and of the inheritance of the grantor. (S) CPRs.

ii. Sir William le Blund, born ~1223 in England.

7/12/1245, The lands of William Blund [and many other notables] seized by the king for the reason that he tourneyed at Cambridge against the king’s prohibition. (S) FRsHIII.

5/1/1248, William Blund gives the king half a mark for a writ ad terminum relating to the county of Suffolk. (S) FRsHIII.

6/3/1264, IPM of William le Blund. William de Cricketot, son of William and Agnes de Kyrketot, his elder sister, aged 26, and Robert de Waleynis (4997386) alias de Valeyns, son of Robert and lady Roys' de Waleyns, another sister, aged 17, are his heirs. Essex: Wrabenase manor. 305a. arable, … Norfolk: Cleye. 204a. (land), pasture, 64s. 4d. rent of assize, rents of lambs, geese, fowls, heather, eggs, apples, &c. and of 2 mills, … Suffolk: Asfeld manor … Ixeworth manor …. Walsam manor … (S) CIsPM.

7/4/1264, Grant to Alice la Blunde of the wardship of the lands falling by hereditary right to Robert de Valeines, nephew and one of the heirs of William le Blund, tenant in chief; saving the marriage of the said Robert. (S) CPRs.

11/28/1265, Grant … all the lands late of William le Blund the king’s enemy, … by reason of his forteiture. (S) CPRs.

iii. Roese le Blund (9994773), born ~1225 in England.


Baron William de Averenches & Lady Cecily de Muneville

 19989598. Baron William de Averenches & 19989599. Lady Cecily de Muneville

~1170, William de Albrincis born in England.

~1175, Cecily born in England, heiress & d/o §§William de Muneville.

~1094, William de Albrincis married Cecily, acquiring the manor fo Capell. (S) Hist. and Topo. Survey of Kent, V8, 1799, Capell.

Bef. 1215, William died.

William died.

[––Cecily––]

9/1223, ‘Inter Johem. Abbatem de Ponte Roberti quer’ et Ceciliam de Av’enches imped’ :- De manerio de Sutton; … (S) Sussex Record Society, V2, 1903, P48. Grant by Cecily de Averenchiis in widowhood, with the assent of William de Averenchiis her son & heir, to the abbot & monks of Robertsbridge of the whole tenement and all right which she had in the manor of Sutton next Seaford except the alms which she had granted to them, in fee farm at the yearly rent of 100s. For this donation the Abbot and Monks gave the said Cecily 700 marks of silver for the delivery and release of her son William, from the prison of King John of England. Witnesses:--Simon de Echingham, William his brother, William de Munceuse, … (S) UKNA. [The gift by ‘Decily de Averenches’ confirmed 6/8/1253 by King Henry III. (S) Cal. of Charters and Doc’s Relating to the Abbey of Robertsbridge, 1873, P69.]

[Undated] ‘Karissimis Dominis suis, domino Willelmo Comiti Warenniae, domino Willelmo de Augeneio comitis Sussexiae, domino Gileberto de Aquila, Willelmus de Averenchis et Cecilia mater ejusdem, salutum.’ [William de Avrenches and Cecily his mother to William Earl of Warren, William de Albini Earl of Sussex, and Gilbert de Aquila to be witnesses to a deed.] (S) Original Letters, 3rd Series, V1, 1846, P25.

Cecily died.

(S) Hist. and Topo. Surv. of Kent, V8, 1799, Capell.

Family notes:

·         1138, Sir William de Albrincis holding the lordship of Folkestone confirmed the gifts of his ancestors to the priory. (S) Hist. and Topo. Survey of Kent, V8, 1799, Folkestone.

·         1095, William de Averenches made a grant to the monks of Folkestone, held 21 knights’ fees. (S) Transactions of the Kent Archaeological Society, V10, 1876. [Nigel de Mundeville, Lord of Folkstone. (S) Topo. Dic. of England, V2, Lewis, 1831, P190.

·         William s/o Simon, s/o Tugicius de Averences, Lord of Folkestone in 1146. (S) Hist. & Antiq’s of Buckingham, V4, Lipscomb, 1847, P375.]

Children of William and Cecily:

i. William de Averanches, born ~1095 in England.

1215, William de Averenches captured at Rochester castle during the siege of King John.

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

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

1216, William de Averenches the Warden and Constable of Kent. (S) England’s Topographer, Ireland, 1828, P708.

ii. Matilda de Averenches (9994799), born ~1210 in England.


Baron Robert de Ewyas & ‭Lady Petronilla ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬Scudamore

 19989634. Baron Robert de Ewyas & 199896345. Lady Petronilla Scudamore

10/25/1154, Henry II succeeded Stephen as King of England.

~1155, Robert born in Herefordshire, England.

~1165, Petronilla born in England, d/o §§Godfrey Scudamore & Matilda Gifford.

1176, Robert de Ewyas fined 100 marks for trespasses in the king’s forest. (S) Hist. of the Castles of Herefordshire, Robinson, 1869, P59.

~1183, Robert married Petronilla.

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

12/21/1192, King Richard was captured near Vienna, returning from crusading.

1198, Robert, Lord of Ewyas Harold, Baron of Herfordshire, died.

[––Petronilla––]

Aft. 1204, Petronilla died.

Family notes:

·         1147-1176, There are multiple records of a ‘Robert de Ewyas’, likely Sibyl’s grandfather.

Child of Robert and Petronilla:

i. Sibyl de Ewyas (9994817),born ~1183 in England.

1207, Robert de Tregoz married to Sibyl daughter of Robert de Ewyas, confirmed the endowment of Newark Priory in Send. (S) Hist. of Surrey, V3, 1911, Send with Ripley.


Seigneur Geoffrey ler de Fougères & Maud of Porhoët

19989756. Seigneur Geoffrey ler de Fougères & 19989757. Maud of Porhoët

~1175, Geoffrey born in Fougeres, France, s/o 39979512. Guillaume de Fougeres & 39979513. Agatha du Hommet.

~1185, Maud born in France, d/o 39979514. Eudo II de Porhoet & 39979515. Margaret ?.

6/7/1187, Geoffrey’s father died.

6/15/1194, Geoffrey’s grandfather died. (S) Magni Rotuli Scacarii, Stapleton, 1844, P.cxcix.

~1200, Geoffrey married to Matilda. The articles of marriage were between his granduncle William de Fougeres, son of Henry, Baron of Fougeres, and Eudo, son of Vicomte Eudo.

1/30/1200, Charter of King John for homage and service granted to William de Fougeres all the land called Le Blois, in the parish of Villechien, to hold to him and his heirs by rendering annually a nias hawk.

10/7/1200, Agreement that William de Fougeres would hold the whole land of Fougeres as Ralph de Fougeres had committed to him from the Nativity of the Lord 1201 for 5 years, at which end of term they would be rendered back to Geoffrey.

1/27/1203, King John ordered the seizure of Hudimesnil with all its appurtenances and chattles belonging to William de Fougeres [who was holding the lands of Geoffrey] who was aligned against King John with Comte Robert of Sees.

4/3/1203 at Rouen, King John of England killed his prisoner Arthur of Brittany, age 16, rightful heir to the throne of England. [Arthur being the s/o Geoffrey, John’s older brother.]

7/25/1204, Geffrey and his granduncle William in a treaty of their respective rights.

1208, King Philip of France confirmed the treaty of 1204.

1211, Geoffrey, a Breton, that testified that in his country a husband could give his wife a third part of his inheritance.

12/15/1212, Geoffrey died. “Gaufridus dominus Filgeriarum, filius Willelmi et Agathæ, filiæ Willelmi de Humeto.”

(S) Journal of the Brit. Arch. Assoc., V7, 1852, P127ff. (S) Magni Rotuli Scacarii, Stapleton, 1844, P.ccxlviii. (S) The Gentlemen’s Mag., 1827, V97, Pt1; V141, P487.

Child of Geoffrey and Maud:

i. Ralph de Fougeres (9994878), born ~1208 in Fougeres, France.

[Raoul, d/o Geoffrey and Matilda, claimed in right of the success to count Eudo and to Eudo his son.]


Baron Geoffrey de Say

 19989834. Baron Geoffrey de Say

~1170, Geoffrey [the younger] born in England, s/o 39979668. Geoffrey de Say & 39979669. Alice de Vere.

9/3/1189, Richard I succeeded King Henry II of England.

8/10/1197-3/8/1198, Charter of confirmation by Geoffrey de Say [the elder], son of Geoffrey Say (39979668), son of William de Say (79959336) made by his said father to Geoffrey de Say (19989834), his own younger brother, whom his father had by Alice de Ver, on the petition of William de Say his eldest brother [of 39979668] of a grant of the manor of Rikeling, Essex. Witnesses:—Walter, archbishop of Rouen, Hubert, archbishop of Canterbury, John, bishop of Worcester, Albric de Ver, … (S) Ancient Deeds, V2, 1894, C.2287.

5/27/1199, John succeeded King Richard I of England.

1202, The seneschal of Normandy ordered to give Geoffrey de Say the younger 100 librates ($ of Anjou) of the land of Juhel de Mayenne to replace the land which he had lost through the war.

4/15/1208, The sheriff of Kent ordered to give Geoffrey de Say the younger possession of a moiety of the manor of Burn, lost by Ralph Tesson.

1210-12, Galfridus de Say junior holding 7 knights’ fees ‘de honore Patricii’ in Kent. (S) Red Book of the Exchequer.

Bef. 1214, Geoffrey’s older brother died before their father.

2/1214, King John landed at La Rochelle, France in an expedition into Poitou.

1214, Geoffrey’s father died.

1214, ‘Galfr de Say’ made a fine for ‘terris q fuerunt G. de Say patris sui’ in Sussex and Middlesex. Geoffrey made a fine of 400 marks to have his father’s lands [in England.]

5/5/1215, Revolting Barons formally renounced their allegiance to King John and invited the King of France to invade England. [The barons in revolt together held more castles and knights fees than John did as King. Intervention by the King of France prevented by the Pope.]

1215, Geoffrey joined the confederacy of barons against King John.

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

10/17/1215, Geoffrey’s lands were granted to Peter de Craon.

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

10/19/1216, Henry III, age 9, succeeded John as King of England. Louis of France also claimed the throne.

5/20/1217, English forces, with the aid of previous rebel barons, defeated the French forces at Lincoln, killing the Count of Perche in the battle.

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

9/14/1217, Geoffrey’s lands restored.

5/15/1218, Pledges for Robert Marmion taken in court: … Geoffrey de Say for 20m. (S) FRsHIII.

1219, Geoffrey went on a pilgrimage to the holy lands.

1220, Hubert de Burgh effectively ended baronial opposition to King Henry with the siege and defeat of the Earl of Aumale at Bytham castle in Lincoln. Geoffrey at the siege.

10/20/1222, Geoffrey granted a market at Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire. (S) Gazetteer of Markets and Fairs.

1223, Geoffrey went on a pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostella, Spain.

1224, Geoffrey held 42 knight’s fees in the scutage of Montgomery.

3/1/1228, The king has committed the manor of Lesnes with appurtenances to Rose (9994835), wife of Richard of Chilham , which they recovered by a duel against Robert fitz Walter (60849196), … she has found Geoffrey de Say, John of Shillingham and William de Lisle as her pledges, namely 20 m. from each pledge. (S) FRsHIII.

4/3/1228, To the sheriff of Kent, concerning taking a moiety of Patrixbourne, which is an escheat of the king and which Geoffrey de Say holds etc., into the king’s hand. (S) FRsHIII.

4/30/1230, From Portsmouth, Geoffrey in the army of King Henry, invading Brittany in hopes of recovering Normandy. They established their camp at Nantes, and captured a small castle.

8/19/1230, Geoffrey of Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire, West Greenwich, Kent and Sussex died while on service in Poitou, France; buried at the Hospital of St. Mary, Dover. [King Henry returned his army to England the following October.] (S) See son William.

(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P727.

Children of Geoffrey and ?:

i. Matilda de Say (9994917), born ~1190 in England.

1214, Robert de Vere (94559128, b.1164), 3rd Earl of Oxford, bought of the King the wardship of the heir [Otes] of William Fitz Oates, a minor, to marry to his niece [Margaret]. [Roberts only sibling with children was his sister Alice.]

i. William de Say (121691152), born ~1208 in England.

9/20/1230, Upon the death of Geoffrey de Say, the king took the homage of William de Say, his son and heir, for all that Geoffrey held of the king in chief. (S) FRsHIII. [Writs to the sheriffs of Bedfordshire, Kent, Middlesex and Herefordshire.]

11/13/1235, Order to the sheriffs of Kent and Essex to take into the king’s hands the lands of William de Say for attending a tournament against the king’s prohibition. (S) FRsHIII.

ii. Geoffrey de Say, born ? in England.

3/20/1235, Inspeximus … Maud de Mandeville, countess of Hereford and Essex, … Witnesses, William de Say, Geoffrey de Say, … (S) CChRs.

10/14/1246, Geoffrey de Say, brother of William de Say, gave a bond to Aaron son of Abraham the Jew for £30. (S) Ancient Deeds, V3, 1900, D.369.

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