arrow arrow arrow
John [II] Lovel
(Bef 1222-)
Maud de Sydenham
Arnold [IV] de Bois
Alice de Tubney
John [III] Lovel 1st Baron Lovel of Titchmarsh
(Abt 1255-Bef 1310)
Isabel de Bois
(-Bef 1280)
Maud Lovel
(Bef 1280-Bef 1346)


Family Links

1. William la Zouche 1st Baron Zouche of Haryngworth

Maud Lovel 3

  • Born: Bef 1280 4
  • Marriage (1): William la Zouche 1st Baron Zouche of Haryngworth before 15 Feb 1296 1 2
  • Died: Bef 1346 5


Manorial Estate, 1310, Southmere Manor, Docking, King's Lynn, PE31, GB. 6 William Luvel, son of Goel de Yberi, was the first lord that I meet with about 1100, from whom descended William Luvel, brother of Walter de Yberi, who in the 3d of Richard I. gave 110 marks fine to have seizen of it; probably as heir to his brother, who was descended from that William who first assumed the surname of Lovell, being son of Asceline Goell, (son to Robert, lord of Iberi in Normandy) and Isabel his wife, natural daughter of William de Britolio, (brother to Roger de Britolio Earl of Hereford, and to this William who lived in the reign of Henry I. or his father Goell, was this lordship granted, (as I conceive,) by the said King Henry.

William Luvell paid in the 12th of King John, 20s. scutage for one knight's fee here, and one of the same name held it in the 12th of Henry II.

John Lovell was lord in the 8th of Henry III. when his lands were seized, for not attending that King, in his expedition against the Welch as were William Talbot's, and William Talmarshe's in Suffolk; and in the 18th of that King, is entered in the close rolls his writ to have tallage of his tenants, the King having talliated his demeans.

It appears about this time to be the custom of this manor, that when the King tallaged his tenants in soccage, he had a like power, and that if a daughter or sister, of one who held in soccage, married out of the soc, 10s. was to be paid to the lord; and if within the soc, 2s.

On a pleading, if John Luvel, the lord, had disseized John de Dockynge of his free tenements, the said John pleads that his lordship was ancient demean of the King, and that no writ could be granted, unless first a writ of right.

In the 35th of the aforesaid King, John Lord Lovel had a grant of free warren, a weekly mercate and fair, at Docking, into which town this lordship extended.

On the death of John Lord Lovel, in the 4th of Edward II. he was found to leave by Joan, his 2d wife, daughter of Robert Lord Ross of Hamlake, John his son and heir; and by Isabel, his first wife, sister and heir of William de Bois, an only daughter, Maud, then the wife of William la Zouche; and that there was here a capital messuage 600 acres of land, 240 acres of heath, rent of assize, &c. at 22l. 11s. 4d. per ann.

There was also at Docking a capital messuage, called Sandislond, 300 acres of land, rent of assize, &c. valued at 10l. 1s. 6d. per ann.

The said John held, together with Isabell his wife, of the feoffment of his father, to him, &c. 400 acres, a windmill, a weekly mercate on Thursday, in Dochinge, by the 8th part of a fee, and he also held in Doching, 100 acres, of Nicholas de Camera, by the 8th part of a fee.

After this, the aforesaid lordship became divided, and was held by John Lord Lovell, son of the aforesaid John by Joan his wife, and by Maud his daughter, by Isabel his first wife, married to William Zouche, lord of Haringworth.

Inquisition: Post mortem, 1 Oct 1310. 4 263. JOHN LOVEL of Tychemersh.

Writ, 1 Oct. 4 Edw. II.

NORTHAMPTON. Inq. 12 Nov. 4 Edw. II. He held no lands in the county on the day he died, but eight years ago and more he enfeoffed his eldest son John of the manor of Tychemersh, which is held of Walter de Langeton, bishop of Chester, by homage, and he holds of the fee of Tutteburi by service of 2 knights' fees. John his son, aged 22, is his next heir.

OXFORD. Extent, 30 Nov, 4 Edw. II. Menstre Lovel. The manor (full extent given with names of tenants), held of Alan la Zouche, as parcel of the earldom of Winchester, by service of 1/2 knight's fee. Heir as above.

WILTS. Inq. 7 Nov. 4 Edw. II.

Elecombe. The manor (extent given), held of the said Alan as abovesaid by service of 1/2 knight's fee.

Bluntesdone Gay. The manor (extent given), held of John Mautravers by service of 1 knight's fee; and the said John Lovel two years ago granted the manor to William Chapman to farm for ten years.

Heir as above, aged 21 and more.

NORFOLK. Inq. 12 Oct. 4 Edw. II.

Suthmere township. A capital messuage, 600a. arable, 200a. heath by the greater hundred in the field of Dockingg, 63s. rent of assize, &c.

Dockingg. A capital messuage called Sundirlond, 260a. arable, 50s. rent, &c.

All held of the king in chief by service of 1 knight's fee.

Docking. A capital messuage, 35a. arable, &c., held of Walter de Calethorp by service of 2s. yearly, and 6d. to a scutage of 40s. when it shall happen; 100a. land held of Nicholas de Camera of Derham by service of 1/8 knight's fee. Heir as above, aged 21 and more.

Docking. 400a. arable, a wind-mill, 8l. 5s. yearly rent, &c., of which John Lovel his father enfeoffed him and Isabel his wife jointly, to them and the heirs of their bodies, to be held by service of 1/4 knight's fee. Maud their daughter, aged 30 and more, the wife of William de la Suche, is their next heir of the lands, &c. in Dockyngg last abovesaid, as acquired in free marriage.

Writ de melius inquirendo, 13 Dec. 4 Edw. II.

NORFOLK. Inq. 11 Jan. 4 Edw. II. Dockyngg. The lands last above mentioned were held before the said feoffment, with other lands in the townships of Dockyngg, Suthmere, and Tichewell, of the king in chief by service of 1 knight's fee, and the said gift and feoffment were made in the time of King Henry III. Heir, the said Maud, as above.

C. Edw. II. File 20. (14.)

Manorial Estate: Tubney Manor, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX13, GB. 7 TUBNEY seems to have been included in the lands of Marcham (q.v.) granted in 965 by King Edgar to Abingdon Abbey; in 1086 Rainbald held Tubney of that house, its Saxon tenants having been Norman and Aluric, and the overlordship remained in the abbey's possession.

Rainbald, the under-tenant in 1086, was son-in-law of Abbot Reynold and made one of his own sons, Adelelm, a monk at Abingdon. He incurred the ill-will of William II, who fined him 50. The Abbot of Abingdon and others became Rainbald's sureties and on Rainbald flying the country the abbot seized his lands in order to meet the payment. Rainbald, however, returned and recovered his demesnes. John de Tubney, who held a knight's fee of Abingdon Abbey in 1166, and Richard his son are mentioned during the reign of Henry II. Henry de Tubney occurs with Joan his wife in 1198-9 ; he may be identical with the Henry de Tubney who was living in 1224-5 and early in the reign of Henry III held a knight's fee of Abingdon Abbey in Tubney, Frilford and Uffington.

Henry de Tubney left a daughter and heir Alice who married Arnold de Bois, a member of a Warwickshire family. Arnold de Bois died seised in 1277, leaving a son and heir John, who, dying childless, was succeeded by his brother Master William de Bois. He in February 1295-6 received licence to settle a moiety of the manor on himself for life with remainder to his niece Maud and her husband William la Zouche, their issue, and the heirs of Maud. They must have enfeoffed the Corbets of Hadley in Shropshire for in 1316 Roger Corbet was lord.

Manorial Estate: Houghton Grimbald Manor, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN7, GB. HOUGHTON GRIMBALD. Maud married Robert Grimbald, and he (or his father) was called Grimbald de Houghton in about 1155. Robert, like his father, was sewer of the Earl of Northampton and sheriff before 1155. He, with the consent of Maud, gave to St. Andrew's, Northampton, a moiety of the church of Little Houghton before 1168, the probable date of his death being about 1161. Maud, with the consent of her son and heir Simon, confirmed the gift to the priory. By 1176 she had married her second husband Richard del Peak who then joined her in granting to St. Mary 'de Voto' near Cherbourg all their land at Arville at a rent payable at Houghton. Simon de Houghton and William Grimbald, the son of her first husband and afterwards called by Maud her heir, were witnesses. By her second husband (who died in 1196) Maud had apparently an only child Isabel, who married Hugh de Waterville. In one charter, before 1166, Maud says 'with the consent of Simon my heir and of my other heirs', which suggests the division of her inheritance between her sons Simon and William. Simon evidently died without issue and William received Little Houghton. Their mother is last mentioned in 1201 when Anketil le Lou (Lupus) sued her and her sister's husband for 6 virgates of land here.


Arnold de Bois II, who maried Emma younger daughter of Payn de Houghton, belonged to a family connected with Bois-Arnault in France and Thorpe Arnold in Leicestershire. At the request of Emma he gave, with his body, half Little Houghton Church to his father's foundation of Biddlesden Abbey, Bucks., with land in Great Houghton, and, before 1166, their part in Little Houghton mill. His son Arnold III was with the rebels in 1216 but returned to great favour. Arnold de Bois IV died seised of the manor of Brafield in 1277, leaving a son and heir John (younger brother of another Arnold), who held the one knight's fee of William Grimbald in Little Houghton and Brafield in 1284. He died in 1295 and his brother and heir William in 1300 enfeoffed Milicent de Monhaut of a moiety of these manors for Milicent to grant them to himself for life with remainder to Maud daughter of his sister Isabel by John, Lord Lovel, and her husband William la Zouche of Harringworth, Milicent's son. These two moieties henceforth descend with Harringworth (q.v.). By 1376 the Zouche family alone was returned for the two vills.

Maud married William la Zouche 1st Baron Zouche of Haryngworth, son of Eon la Zouche and Millicent de Cantelou, before 15 Feb 1296.1 2 (William la Zouche 1st Baron Zouche of Haryngworth was born 18 or 21 Dec 1276 in Harringworth, Corby, Northamptonshire, NN17, GB 8 and died between 10 and 12 Mar 1352 9 10.)


1 Frederick Lewis Weis, Jr. Walter Lee Sheppard, William Ryland Beall, Kaleen E. Beall, <i>Ancestral Roots Of Certain American Colonists Who Came To America Before 1700: Lineages from Alfred the Great, Charlemagne, Malcolm of Scotland, Robert the Strong, and Other Historical Individuals</i> (Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 2004 (Reprint)), 200:31.

2 George Edward Cokayne, "Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom" (Sutton Publishing Ltd., 2000), XII/2, p. 940.

3 George Edward Cokayne, "Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom" (Sutton Publishing Ltd., 2000), VIII, p. 217, fn (e); XII/2, p. 940.

4 J E E S Sharp and A E Stamp, <i>Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem </i> (London: n.p., n.d.), 5 Edward II: 135-145.

5 George Edward Cokayne, "Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom" (Sutton Publishing Ltd., 2000).

6 Francis Blomefield, <i>An Essay towards a Topographical History of the County of Norfolk</i>, pp 362-370.

7 Victoria County History of Berkshire, Vol. 4, pp 379-380.

8 George Edward Cokayne, "Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom" (Sutton Publishing Ltd., 2000), Vol. XII/2, pg. 938.

9 J E E S Sharp and A E Stamp, <i>Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem </i> (London: n.p., n.d.), 10 Edward III: 9-21.

10 George Edward Cokayne, "Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom" (Sutton Publishing Ltd., 2000), XII/2; 940.

Buist-Taylor-Keatch-Kendall family history website is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License

Contact      Site Map

Design your own website - Click here