William [I] Mauduit Chamberlain of the Exchequer
(-Bef 1105)
Michael de Hanslope
William [II] Mauduit Chamberlain of the Exchequer
(-Between 1153/1158)
Matilda de Hanslope
William [III] Mauduit Chamberlain of the Exchequer


Family Links

1. Isabelle de Senlis

William [III] Mauduit Chamberlain of the Exchequer 1

  • Marriage (1): Isabelle de Senlis before 1153
  • Died: 2 Oct 1194 1
  • BuriedMale: Waverley Abbey, Farnham, Surrey, GGU9, GB 1

  General Notes:

WILLIAM [III] Mauduit (-2 Oct 1194, bur Waverley Abbey). Henry II King of England confirmed "baroniam totam quam pater suus de me tenuit, tan in Anglia quam in Normannia" to "Willelmo Malduit filio Willelmi Mald camerarii mei" by charter dated to [Dec 1154/Aug 1158]. Chamberlain. "Comes Simon" confirmed to "Willelmo Malduit camerario domini regis et Isabelle uxori sue" the land "in Grendon…" which "comes Simon pater meus dedit Willelmo Malduit et Isabelle uxori sue in libero maritagio" by charter dated to [1158/74]. Military fee certifications in the Red Book of the Exchequer, in 1166, record the knight feeholders from "Willelmus Malduit camerarius" in Buckinghamshire. The Red Book of the Exchequer refers to "Willelmus Maudut, camerarius xxiii s iv d, et de novo xxxvi s viii d" in Buckinghamshire in [1167/68]. The Red Book of the Exchequer, listing scutage payments in [1190/91], records "Willelmus Mauduit camerarius" paying "xvii s vi d, i militem et tres partes" in Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire. The Red Book of the Exchequer, listing scutage payments in [1194/95], names "Willelmus Mauduit camerarius" among those granted delay in payment "per brevis" in Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire. The Annals of Waverley record the death "VI Non Oct" in 1194 of "Willelmus Maldut" and his burial "apud Waverleiam".

m ISABELLE de Senlis, daughter of SIMON de Senlis Earl of Huntingdon & his wife Isabelle de Beaumont. Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated to [1158/74] under which [her brother] "Comes Simon" confirmed to "Willelmo Malduit camerario domini regis et Isabelle uxori sue" the land "in Grendon…" which "comes Simon pater meus dedit Willelmo Malduit et Isabelle uxori sue in libero maritagio".

William [III] & his wife had [two] children: Robert and [Guillaume]. 1


• Manorial Estate: Shalden Manor, Shalden, Alton, Hampshire, GB. 2 The manor of SHALDEN was held at the time of the Domesday Survey by William Mauduit; formerly it had been held by four freemen of King Edward the Confessor as an alod. The overlordship of the manor passed to the descendants of William Mauduit in the same way as the manor of Hartley Mauduit, of which Shalden was held.

The manor was apparently held by the Mauduits of Hartley Mauduit in demesne until near the end of the 12th century, when William Mauduit of Hanslope gave this manor to his brother Robert Mauduit of Warminster to be held of William and his heirs for the service of half a knight's fee. Robert Mauduit died in 1191, and his son and successor Thomas was holding the manor in 1235-6. He died in 1244, and was succeeded by his son William. Thomas the successor of William left a son and heir Warin, a minor, whose custody was assigned by Henry III to his brother Richard, Earl of Cornwall. From Warin some interest in the manor seems to have passed on his death in 1299-1300 to his son Thomas, for he granted a virgate of land at Shalden to Walter Stoner his freeman for his homage and services. Before this time, however, the manor seems to have passed to Richard, Earl of Cornwall, for he obtained from Henry III a grant of free warren there, and on his death in 1272 the manor descended to his son Edmund.

• Manorial Estate, 1141, Barrowden Manor, Barrowden, Oakham, Rutland, LE15, GB. 3 At the time of the Domesday Survey the king held BARROWDEN with its members, Seaton, Thorpe, Morcott, Bisbrooke, Glaston and Luffenham. (fn. 16) Henry I farmed the manor of Barrowden for £20 to William de Albini. (fn. 17) Barrowden seems to have been granted to Maud, queen of Henry I (1100\endash 1118), who gave Barrowden, Luffenham, Seaton and Thorpe to Michael de Hanslope, and they then became part of the Barony of Hanslope (co. Bucks). (fn. 18) Michael left a daughter Maud, who was given in marriage by the king to William Mauduit, son of William Mauduit of the Domesday Survey. (fn. 19) Barrowden was confirmed to William Mauduit, son of William Mauduit and Maud Hanslope his wife, about 1141, (fn. 20) with the soke which Michael de Hanslope had there, and he paid 100 marks of gold as relief. (fn. 21) He received releases from William the chaplain, son of Robert de Hanslope, and Roger son of William de Albini, for all claims which they had by inheritance from their fathers. (fn. 22) He married Isabel daughter of Simon de St. Liz, Earl of Northampton, (fn. 23) and was succeeded about 1196 by his son Robert, (fn. 24) who held Barrowden in 1210\endash 12 by the service of being chamberlain. (fn. 25) Robert and his son William Mauduit both took arms against King John and forfeited their lands. In 1217 both returned to fealty to Henry III, and their lands were restored. (fn. 26) William married Alice daughter of Waleran de Newburgh, Earl of Warwick, and died holding Barrowden in 1256. (fn. 27) He was succeeded by his son William, who became Earl of Warwick in 1263. He married Alice daughter of Gilbert de Segrave, but died without issue in January 1268. (fn. 28) Barrowden then passed to William de Beauchamp the younger, son of his late sister Isabel.

16. V.C.H. Rutl. i, 140.
17. Add. MSS. 28024, fol. 49.
18. For descent of Barony of Hanslope see V.C.H. Bucks, iv, 349.
19. Dugdale, Baronage, i, 398.
20. Add. MSS. loc. cit.
21. Ibid.
22. Ibid. 49 d, 50.
23. Ancestor, v, 210.
24. Red Bk. of Exch. (Rolls Ser.), pp. xxxviii, 90, 109.
25. Ibid. 535.
26. Rot. Litt. Claus. (Rec. Com.), i, 237, 241, 270, 304, 325, 328; Cal. Pat. R. 1216\endash 25, pp. 36, 43.
27. Cal. Inq. Hen. III, no. 387.
28. Cal. Inq. Hen. III, no. 679; G.E.C. Complete Peerage, viii, 55\endash 6.

• Manorial Estate, 1167, Grately Manor, Grateley, Andover, Hampshire, SP11, GB. 4 GRATELY is not mentioned in Domesday Book, but in 1130 the sheriff was farming the manor, which had belonged to Robert de Matteom, who was either dead or had forfeited. (fn. 4) William the Chaplain, or as is more probable William the Chamberlain (Camera), that is to say William Mauduit, was holding in 1167 (fn. 5) and the manor remained with the Mauduit family. Thomas Mauduit is named in the Testa de Nevill as holding a knight's fee in Grately of the Earl of Hertford. (fn. 6) As Mr. Round has pointed out under Over Wallop (q.v.) this is clearly an error for the Earl of Hertford, since Grately certainly had the Bohuns for overlords and when the earldom reverted to the Crown the king became overlord. (fn. 7) Thomas Mauduit died in 1270, and four years later his manors of Dean and Grately were in the hands of Sir Alan de Plugenet, who granted them, with certain provisoes, to Sir John de St. Walery from the Thursday after the Feast of St. Peter and St. Paul in 1274. until Michaelmas 1279. (fn. 8) In 1295 licence was granted to Thomas's son Warin Mauduit of Warminster, tenant in chief, to demise Grately and other manors to Bevis de Knovill (fn. 9) for six years. (fn. 10) Warin Mauduit died seised of the manor in 1300, (fn. 11) leaving a son and heir Thomas Mauduit, who is named in the Nomina Villarum of 1316: sed mater tenet in dote. (fn. 12) In 1318 he had a grant of free warren, (fn. 13) but being on the Lancastrian side at Boroughbridge in 1322 he was taken prisoner, his estates were confiscated and himself executed. (fn. 14) Edward III, however, restored the estates to his son John Mauduit, who was lord of the manor in 1332, (fn. 15) and was assessed in the Aid of 1346 as holding half a fee which had belonged to Robert de Bury. (fn. 16) John Mauduit died in 1364 seised of Warminster Manor (though the inquisition makes no mention of Grately), leaving Maud daughter of his son Thomas as his heir, then aged nine. (fn. 17) Juliana widow of John Mauduit was seised of the manor at her death, (fn. 18) after which it passed to the said Maud, then wife of Sir Henry Greene of Drayton (co. Northants.), who had livery of seisin in May 1379. (fn. 19) Sir Henry Greene was a privy councillor to Richard II and high in the royal favour, for which when Henry of Bolingbroke was in the ascendant he lost both his estates and his life. (fn. 20) In the first year of his reign, however, the new king restored the estates to Sir Henry's son Ralph, (fn. 21) who was afterwards knighted and died seised of Grately in 1417. (fn. 22) He was succeeded by his brother John Greene, who is named in the Feudal Aid of 1428 as holding half a fee in Grately, (fn. 23) and in that of 1431 as holding one-sixth. (fn. 24) He died in 1433, (fn. 25) and was succeeded by his eldest surviving son Henry, who was twice married, first to Constance Paulet and secondly to Margaret Ros, but left an only daughter Constance. She carried the manor by marriage to the Lord John Stafford (third surviving son of Humphrey first Duke of Buckingham) created Earl of Wiltshire in 1470.

4. Pipe R. 31 Hen. I (Rec. Com.), 40.
5. Ibid. 13 Hen. II (Pipe R. Soc.), 184, 'Grettelea Willelmi Cap[..].' 'Cap[.]' is possibly an error for 'Cam[..]' and as the Red Book of the Exchequer has 'Walter de Camera' holding half a knight's fee under the Bohuns in 1166 (Red Bk. of Exch. [Rolls Ser.], i, 143) the reference is presumably to William Mauduit, the king's chamberlain.
6. Testa de Nevill (Rec. Com.), 231 b.
7. Inq. p.m. 28 Edw. I, no. 41; 46 Edw. III, no. 10; 5 Hen. V, no. 41.
8. Cal. Close, 1272\endash 9, pp. 123\endash 4.
9. Eleanor daughter of Bevis de Knovill was wife of Thomas Mauduit, Warin's son.
10. Cal. Pat. 1297\endash 1301, p. 177.
11. Inq. p.m. 28 Edw. I, no. 41.
12. Feud. Aids, ii, 312.
13. Cal. Chart. R. 1300\endash 26, p. 374.
14. Hoare, Hist. of Modern Wilts, iii (2), 7.
15. Inq. a.q.d. file 221, no. 2.
16. Feud. Aids, ii, 325. There is apparently some confusion here, for there is no evidence that Robert de Bury ever held in Grately.
17. Inq. p.m. 38 Edw. III, no. 28. Cf. G.E.C. Complete Peerage, v, 272 n.; Dugdale, Baronage, i, 399.
18. Inq. p.m. 2 Ric. II, no. 33.
19. Halstead, Succinct Genealogies, 147; cf. Feet of F. Div. Co. East. 8 Ric. II.
20. Halstead, op. cit. 121.
21. Cf. Cal. Pat. 1399\endash 1401, pp. 328, 335.
22. Inq. p.m. 5 Hen. V, no. 41.
23. Feud. Aids, ii, 347.
24. Ibid. 170.
25. Inq. p.m. 11 Hen. VI, no. 32.

• Title: Chamberlain of the Exchequer, 1194.

William married Isabelle de Senlis, daughter of Simon [II] de Senlis 5th Earl of Huntingdon & Northampton and Isabelle de Beaumont, before 1153.

  Marriage Notes:

The marriage settlement for William Mauduit (III) and Isabel de St. Liz was made before Simon de St. Liz (II) died in August 1153. Emma Mason's summary of another charter is as follows:
Confirmation by Earl Simon (de St. Liz (III) of Northampton) to the king's Chamberlain William Mauduit (III) and his wife Isabel, of the lands and knights' fees which his father, Earl Simon (II), gave them in free marriage. [c. 1158 x 74] 5


1 Charles Cawley, <i>Medieval Lands</i>.

2 William Page, editor, <i>A History of the County of Hampshire</i>, 4 (London: Victoria County History, 1911).

3 William Page, editor, <i>A History of the County of Rutland</i>, 2 (London, GB: Victoria County History, 1935), 2: 170-175.

4 William Page, editor, <i>A History of the County of Hampshire</i>, 4 (London: Victoria County History, 1911), 4: 369-371.

5 Newsgroup: soc.genealogy.medieval, at groups -, Jan Wolfe, 17 Oct 2019, "Apparent error in Sanders (Salwarpe)".

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