Featured Post

||| LINK to author's Amazon page

Saturday, September 12, 2020

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.


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.

No comments: