~1240, William de Echyngham born in England, s/o 23641984. Simon de Echingham & 23641985. Paulina ?. (S) N&Qs for Somerset & Dorset, V9, 1905, P250.
By 1268, William’s father died.
1268, A charter of free warren granted to William.
4/6/1272, Commission to … jurors of Sussex touching … a complaint by Matthias de Knelle that while he was under the king's special protection, Matthias de Hastinges, William de Echingham, Robert de Cokefeud and others of those parts inflicted divers grievances upon him especially in the houses, woods and gardens … (S) CPRs.
1273, William certified in a writ ‘de quo warranto’ that he his free warren from the date of the original grant. [Except in Deane and Bedingham, which were held in dower by his mother.]
8/27/1274, Commission to Matthew de Hastings and William de Echingham to make an extent of the castle and town of Hastings. (S) CPRs.
1277, William in an indenture with Roger, abbot of St. Mary at Robertsbridge.
~1279, William de Echingham appears on the Heralds’ roll with arms: ‘azure fretty argent.’ (S) English Aristocracy at War, Simpkin, 2008, P30.
11/8/1282, Association of William de Echingham with Stephen de Penecestre in a commission of oyer and terminer touching the persons who entered the park of Eleanor, the king's mother, of Maresfeld, co. Sussex. (S) CPRs.
1283, William de Echyngham named collector of the 30th in Sussex.
4/24/1286, William de Echingham and Hamo Boneyt in on a commission of peace in Sussex. (S) CPRs.
1287, William de Echyngham a conservator of peace in Sussex.
7/15/1290, William de Echyngham returned as a knight of the shire for Sussex.
9/1/1291, William de Echingham acknowledges that he owes to Walter de Langeton, clerk, 500 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Sussex. (S) CCRs.
7/17/1293, … co. Sussex, … half a fee that William de Echingham holds in Crouelynche, in the said county, which [half] is extended at 20s. yearly … (S) CCRs.
1294, William died.
11/5/1294, Writ for IPM of William de Echingham alias de Echyngham. Buckingham: Padebury. A messuage, 200a. arable … William his son, aged 28 at the feast of the Purification last, is his next heir. Sussex: Pekedene. The manor … [2 knights’ fees] … Bedigham. The manor … Echingham. The manor … [7 knights’ fee] … Sokenershe. The manor … (S) CCRs.
(S) Echyngham Medieval Family, Charlotte Carpenter Smith, 2011. (S) Echyngham of Echyngham, Hall, 1850, P6.
· 2/18/1324, From: Stephen atte More To: James son of Richard of Etchingham, Sussex a piece of land and woodland called 'Syredisknolle' in Benenden parish … Witnesses: 'Dominus' William of Etchingham, knight; 'Dominus' Robert of Etchingham, knight; 'Dominus' Simon of Etchingha, rector of 'Easth'st' … (S) UKNA. “William, Robert and Simon” are Richard’s (5910496) brothers, Richard deceased.
Children of William and Eva:
i. William de Echingham, born 1266 in Sussex, England.
William married Eve, d/o Ralph de Stopeham. [No children.]
10/19/1291, Order to the escheator on this side Trent to commit to William son of William de Echingham the lands falling by hereditary right to Eva, daughter and heir of Ralph de Stopham, tenant in chief, to hold in the name of Eva who appears by a proof of age taken by the escheator to be of full age. (S) CFRs.
1314, Sir William de Echingham … they should maintain 2 chaplains, monks or seculars, to perform service for the souls of himself, his wife Eva and his heirs in the chapel in Salehurst. (S) Hist. of Sussex, V2, 1973, Abbey of Robertsbridge.
1318, “Neither in the hundred of Hert[efeld] (Sussex) nor in the whole rape of Pevenesse is there any knight dwelling, girt with a sword, except Sir William de Echingham, who holds by barony” (S) Proof of age of John, son and heir of Robert de Brom, 4/1318.
1326, William died.
6/19/1326, Writ for IPM of William de Echingham. Sussex: Echyngham. The manor … Bedyngehamme. The manor … Pekedene. The manor … Robert de Echyngham his brother, is his next heir and of full age. (S) CIsPM.
ii. Robert de Echingham, born ? in Sussex, England.
1308, Robert, a knight of the shire for Sussex, summoned to the coronation of the King and Queen.
1316-22, Robert summoned against the Scots.
7/25/1326, Order to, escheator in the counties of Surrey, Sussex, Kent and Middlesex, and the city of London, to deliver to Robert de Echyngham, brother and heir of William de Echyngham, tenant in chief, the lands late of his said brother. (S) CFRs.
1327, Robert summoned to court.
1327, Robert died, his brother Simon his heir.
9/30/1327, Order to the escheator beyond Trent to take into the king's hand the lands late of Robert de Echyngham, deceased, tenant in chief. (S) CFRs.
iii. Simon de Echinghame, born ? in Sussex, England.
1328, Simon a monk at Robertsbridge.
1329, Simon de Echyngham acknowledges that he owes to Joan [Hussee], late the wife of Robert de Echyngham, £3000 to be levied in default of Payment of his lands and chatgtels in co Sussex.
1341, Simon died, his heir the son of his brother Richard.
iv. Richard de Ecchyngham (5910496), born ~1275 in Sussex, England.
1323, Richard died.