~1215, William Blancminster born in England, s/o 47280420. William de Albo Monasterio.
~1225, Amice born in England, d/o 94567456. Lord Henry de Audley & 94567457. Bertrade de Mainwaring.
1240, William’s father died.
1241-46, William de Blancmonster the Mesne-Lord of Manenden, held of 0.75 knights’ fee.
[––William & Amice––]
~1243, William married Amice. Her father Henry gave his daughter tenements in Easton and Canfield in free marriage. (S) See Nicholas de Audley (23641864), 1283.
4/10/1250, Peter de Montfort sued Robert de Stafford, William de Albo Monasterio, John Giffard, and thirteen others, for entering vi et armis into the manor of Clopton, Warwick. (S) Staffordshire Hist. Coll’s, V4, 1883, Roll 80.
3/13/1252, Appointment of John Lestrange and William Trussel to enquire who killed William de Albo Monasterio, steward of William de Albo Monasterio and by whose command and who afterwards received the evil doers. (S) CPRs.
1253, The abbot of Combermere acused William de Albo Monasterio and others of stealing his cattle. (S) Memorials of Old Shropshire, Auden, 1906, P42.
1255, William de Albo Monasterio, lord of Whitchurch in the hundreds roll exercising his right of free warren.
1260, William, Lord of Whitchurch, Shropshire, died.
6/11/1260, Whereas a contention has arisen between John de Warenna and James de Alditheleg touching the wardship of the lands and heirs of William de Albo Monasterion and the castle of Whitchurch (de Albo Manasterio) late of the said William … (S) CPRs.
(S) Early Yorkshire Charters, Farrer, V8, 1949, P35. (S) Antiquities of Shropshire, Eyton, V10, 1860, P19ff.
Family notes :
· 4/1278, Alienora the widow of Robert le Estrange, William de Barenton and Joan his wife, Robert de Bracy and Matilda his wife, and Beatrice the daughter of William de Blanmister sued William de Alditheley for a messuage and a carucate of land in Loskeford. (S) Staffordshire Hist. Coll’s, V6, Pt1, 1885, Plea Rolls.
· 1283, Nicholas de Audeley (23641864) complained that his brother William (d.12/1282) had brought mort d'ancestor to recover the reversion following his grandfather Henry's (94567456) grant of maritagium to William de Albo Monasterio and Amice, Henry's daughter. William and Amice had a daughter, Bertrede, who had survived her parents and had died without issue. Nicholas' point was that William and Amice did not have issue who attained the degree to do homage, which would destroy the reversion. Nicholas was referring to the rule that homage need not be done for maritagium until the third heir, the fourth degree. The holders of the land were Eleanor Lestrange and her sisters, Joan the wife of William de Barentyn and Maud the wife of William [Robert] de Bracy. They were Bertrede's collateral heirs. [The returned writ named Robert Bracy and Maud his wife, a sister of Eleanor.] (S) The Fee Tail, Biancalana, Cambridge Studies in English Legal History, P36ff.
Children of Warin and Amice:
i. Alianore de Blancminster (11820105), born ~1245 in England.
ii. Berta de Blancminster, born ~1247 in England.
6/3/1280, Demise to Eleanor (sister), late the wife of Robert le Strange, of a 4th part of the manor of Whitchurch, co. Salop, late of William de Albo Monasterio, which fell to the pourparty of Bortreda, daughter and one of the heirs of the said William, and is in the king's hand because she [Berta] is of unsound mind. (S) CFRs.
By 1281, Berta died.
2/11/1281, IPM of Bertreya daughter of William de Blauminister. Salop: Blaminister. A 4th part … Eleanor l’Estrange, Joan de Barenty, and Maud de Bracy, her sisters, are her heirs of full age. (S) CIsPM, 1906, P226. Essex: Alienora Le Estrange, Johanna de Barentyn uxor domini Willielmi de Barentyn militis, Matilda uxor Willielmi de Bracy, sorores ipsius Bertteyae, sunt haeredes propinquiores ipsius Berttreyae ; et sunt aetate triginta annorum et amplius. [age 30 and more.] (S) CIsPM.
iii. Joan de Blancminster, born ~1249 in England.
Joan married Sir William de Barentyn.
1/13/1291, Alan Osemund came before the king … sought to replevy to Drogo de Barentyn and Petronilla, his wife, their land in Duneyston, Childecanefeld, Twynstede, Mapelthurstede, Twynstede, Mapelthurstede, Middelton, Pebeners, Henye, Halstede, Hengham Sibily, Tillebur[y], Barsham and Pakelesham, which was taken into the king's hands for their default against Joan, late the wife of William de Barentyn. (S) CCRs.
1307, Joan, widow of William de Barentyn, and Gilbert, son of William de Barentyn. Two parts of the manor of Dalleye. (S) Feet of Fines for London and Middlesex, Hardy, 1892, P77.
iv. Maud de Blancminster, born ~1251 in England.
Maud married Sir Robert de Bracy.
11/7/1289, Enrolment of grant by Godfrey, bishop of Worcester … Witnesses: Sir John de Bello Campo, Sir John de Cantilupo, Sir John de Langel[eye], Sir William le Poer, Sir Robert de Bracy, Sir Roger Corbet, Sir Henry de Ribbesford, knights. (S) CCRs.