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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.


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.

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