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Lord William de Veteri Ponte & Maud de Morville

 39979280. Lord William de Veteri Ponte & 39979281. Maud de Morville.

~1145, William de Vieuxpont born in Scotland, s/o 79958560. William de Verteri-Ponte & 79958561. Emma de St. Hillary.

~1145, Maud born in Scotland, d/o 319832116. Hugh de Morville & 319832117. Beatrice de Beauchamp.

12/19/1154, Henry II crowned king of England.

12/9/1165, William the Lion, age 22, succeeded King Malcom IV of Scotland.

~1165, William married Maud.

1170, William’s father died.

12/29/1170, Hugh de Morville, brother of Maud, one of the assassins of Archbishop Thomas Becket.

1172, William de Veteri-ponte held 2 knights’ fees in Normandy “et ad servitium suum xi mil. et quartam partem”. The fees are at Ecouche and Nonant, south of Exmes. William also held 9.5 fees in England.  (S) Magni Rotuli Scaccarii Normanniae, V1, Soc. of Antiquaires of London, 1840, P-CIXXII.

4/1174, William de Vieuxpont son of Emma.

1173-74, Hugh de Morville, Maud’s brother, participated in a rebellion aginst King Henry by 3 of the king’s sons.

1174, For his participation in the assassination of the Archbishop, Hugh de Morville going to the Holy land in exile for 14 years as directed by the pope. Maud was given custody of Hugh’s lands.

1174-78, Pope Alexander III dealing with the church of Bolton had a grant by Richard, bishop of St. Andrews, and William de Veteri Ponte. (S) Syllabus of Scottish Cartularies, Holyrood, 1840.

1175-77, William de Veteri Ponte [with many others] commanded by King William to render to Jocelin, bishop of Glasgow all his dues [dated after his consecration.]

By 1178, King William to William de Vieuxpont; he has granted and by this charter established the land of Bolton, Carrinden and Langton.

Bef. 1177, Wm. de Veteri Ponte with his wife, Maude's, consent made a grant of 4 bovates of land to the brothers of the Hospital of St. Peter of York.

5/10/1184, William de Vieuxpont named in a letter of Pope Lucius III to Gerard, abbot of Dryburgh, and the brethren there, taking the church of Dryburgh into his protection. (S) POMS.

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

1189-95, William de Vieuxpont witnessed a charter of a grant by Hugh, lord of Yester, to the church of St. Andrews of Tealing. (S) Scotland, England and France, Pollock, 2015, P11.

1191-7/29/1198, William de Vieuxpont, has given, granted and by this his charter established to Kelso Abbey, in free, pure and perpetual alms, the church of Langton … (S) POMS.

Bef. 1195, William de Vieuxpont has given and granted, by the concession of his wife, Matilda, a certain sheiling in Lammermuir which pertained to Horndean to Kelso Abbey. Willemus de veteri ponte primogenitus filiorum Willemi de ueteri ponte eorum scilicet quos habuit de … … primogenitus of Emme de sancto Hillario … [William de Vieuxpont, first of the sons of William de Vieuxpont (79958560), which he had with Lady Emma of St Hillary (79958561), by the consent of his wife, has given, granted and by this his present charter established to Kelso Abbey, the church of Langton. … just as his father before him made, with the land which his father assigned to the same church, …, as the charters of his grandfather and father testify and confirm.]

Aft. 1195, Maud died.


1195-98, King William to Kelso Abbey; has granted the donation which William de Vieuxpont made of church of Langton, saving service to king if owed to him from William.

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

1199, William de Vieuxpont, lord of the vill of Hardinstone, co. Northamptonshire, impleaded by Emma, widow of John Fitz Dor, for her dower.

1201, A charter of King William witnessed by Alan son of Roland, William de Vipont and Ivo de Vipont.

6/15/1202, King John by writ caused William de Vieuxpont to have the land which had belonged to Robert de Vieuxpont, his brother, in Normandy. (S) Magni Rotuli Scaccarii, V2, P-CCIXV.

Bef. 5/6/1203, William died in England. [His son William in a dispute over his requested burial in Scotland at Kelso.]

Family notes:

·         William de Verteri-Ponte of Langton, in the reign of William the Lion, had a shield of “three lions rampant”; but was later “mascles three, two, and one”; of the “de Quinci” family. (S) The House of Cockburn, Cockburn-Hood, 1888, P355.

·         During the reign of King William William de Vieuxpont held Horndean, Berwickshire; Bolton, East Lothian; and Carriden, West Lothian in Scotland. (S) Perceiving the Scottish Self, Falconer, 1999, Univ. of Alberta Thesis.

·         11/4/1203, Charter of King William confirming to Holyrood Abbey the land of Ogilface granted by William de Veteri Ponte, within its boundaries and with all its appurtenances, in free, pure and perpetual alms.

·         Multiple relatives [possibly 3] named William de Vertei Ponte held lands in England, Scotland, and France; and named their offspring with names William and Robert. The shields and seals indicate familial relationships.

·         William de Verteri-Ponte of Langton, in the reign of William the Lion of Scotland, had a shield of “three lions rampant”; but was later “mascles three, two, and one”; of the “de Quinci” family. (S) The House of Cockburn, Cockburn-Hood, 1888, P355.

Children of William and Matilda:

i. William de Vipont; born ? in England.

1203, William de Vipont in a dispute with the abbey of Kelso over the burial of De Vipont’s father in the church yard. (S) The Ruined Abbeys of Britain, V1, 1882, P135.

9/7/1218, Before the county court in Northamptonshire between the abbess, claimant, and Ivo de Vieuxpont, defendant, concerning a hide of land with appurtenances in Hardingstone, and between the abbess and William de Vieuxpont, defendant, concerning a hide of land in the same vill. (S) FRsHIII.

ii. Robert de Veteri Ponte (19989640), born ~1170 in England.

iii. Ivo de Verteri Ponte, born ? in England.

5/17/1209, King John confirmed to Ivo de Vieuxpont lands Which William de Vieuxpont, father of the said Ivo, held in Tyndale, … by the service of one knight fee. (S) Magni Rotuli Scaccarii, V2, 1844, P-CCIXV.

Ivo a counselor of King John.

1215, Ivo made a grant of  the advowson of the church of Aldenston and the Chapel at Gerardegile to the Canons at Hexham Abbey.

Ivo made a grant for the “safety of my soul and for the souls of Hugh de Morvill and William de Veteriponte my father and Matilda de Veteriponte my mother and Robert my brother and Isabel de Lancestre my wife and all my ancestors.”

3/12/1217, Ivo in rebellion, his lands in Northamptonshire given to his brother Robert de Vieuxpont.

7/24/1218. Felicia de Sackville gives the king the fourth part of 20 m. for doing justice against Ivo de Vieuxpont. (S) FRsHIII.

1227, Ives de Vieux-Pont, seigneur de Cuverville, France.

1233, Ives de Vieux-pont, lord of Courville, France.

1239, Ivo died.

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