Winemar de Hanslope
Michael de Hanslope


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Michael de Hanslope 1

  • Marriage (1): Unknown
  • Died: 1131 2


• Manorial Estate, 1086, Easton Manor, Easton Mauduit, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, NN29, GB. 3 Winemar [the Fleming, otherwise Winemar de Hamslape], who was returned in the Survey as holding of the Countess Judith 1 virgate of land in Bozeat, was holding in chief at the same time 2 hides and 3 virgates in a place unnamed in the hundred of Higham. (fn. 15) This was presumably EASTON, since his successor Michael de Hamslape was entered in the Northampton Survey as holding 3½ hides and 1 great virgate in Easton and Strixton. (fn. 16) The 2 hides and 3 virgates recorded in 1086 had been held before the Conquest by six freemen, one of whom was called Osgot, and his part of the land had been claimed by the Countess Judith. The lands held in Easton by Michael de Hamslape evidently passed to William Mauduit, the King's Chamberlain, by his marriage with Maud daughter of Michael, as in 1242 land in Easton was held in chief of the king by William Mauduit, (fn. 17) of whom William de Nowers was holding 3 parts of a fee in Easton, while Robert Wolf, or 'Lupus', was holding of him half a fee in Esse [Ashby] and Easton. Another account gives a fee in Easton to William de Nowers, and half a fee in Ashby to Robert Wolf. (fn. 18) This fee was held of the Mauduits until at the death of William Mauduit, s.p., in 1267, it passed with the earldom to William de Beauchamp, the younger, son of William Mauduit's sister Isabel, deceased, the wife of William de Beauchamp, the elder. (fn. 19) It was held by the Beauchamps, Earls of Warwick, until early in the 15th century, as of their manor of Hanslope.

¶John Mauduit in 1206\endash 7 granted land in Easton to Gilbert son of Richard de Easton and Christiane his mother; (fn. 20) and it was probably the same John Mauduit who, as lord of Easton next Bozeat, made a grant to the canons of St. James near Northampton of the wood called Stonyway in Bozeat and of lands in Easton. (fn. 21) A lawsuit in 1306 about the advowson (fn. 22) (held with the manor) gives a very complete record of the early descent of this manor of Easton, of which John Mauduit died seised after having made the presentation in the reign of King John. John Mauduit left three daughters as his heirs, named Agnes, Flandrina, and Amice. The manor and advowson of Easton were assigned to Agnes and Flandrina as their purparty, and another tenement to Amice. Agnes Mauduit had four daughters: Isabel, Sibyl, Eleanor, and Loretta; of these Isabel married William de Nowers. (fn. 23) After the death of William de Nowers, Isabel granted to William de Fauconberg 10 acres of wood and her share of the advowson. (fn. 24) This passed to Ralf son of Agnes, sister of Olive, mother of William de Fauconberg, probably the Ralf de Fauconberg (fn. 25) who granted to Henry de Preyers, or Pratellis, all his right in Easton, Grendon, Wollaston, and Bozeat. (fn. 26) Sibyl married Roger de Haukeseye and with her husband sold to the Master of the Knights Templars, Robert de Saunford, land, wood, and rent in Easton in 1236, (fn. 27) and in 1239, (fn. 28) the master afterwards enfeoffing of this share (which included part of the mill) Ralf de Karun, the second husband of Flandrina. Ralf de Karun's share went to his daughters Isabel and Amice; of whom Amice died s.p., and her share descended to her sister. (fn. 29) Isabel probably married the William le Lou of Easton who with other persons was indicted in 1237 by the king's foresters for forest offences, (fn. 30) since the Karun share is stated in the lawsuit to have descended to Robert le Lou, or Wolf, (fn. 31) son and heir of Isabel Karun. Robert enfeoffed of this share Alice Barry, who then re-enfeoffed of the same Robert le Lou and his wife Isabel, by whom the share of Sibyl was also claimed, Eleanor and Loretta, her sisters, apparently having either died s.p. or possessing no interest in this manor. It was from Robert le Lou and his wife Isabel, and from the Master of the Knights Templars that the advowson was claimed in 1306 by Henry de la Leghe, Lee, or Lye, who descended from Flandrina Mauduit, daughter of John Mauduit, by her first husband. Flandrina had married (1) Robert de Leghe or Lye, by whom she had a son Henry, the father of Robert de la Leye, whose son Henry in 1306 claimed the advowson; and (2) Ralf de Karun, through whose daughter, Isabel, Robert Wolf and his wife claimed. (fn. 32) The manor remained the property of the families of Wolf (of whom the de Preyers probably held) and Leye, Robert Wolf in 1316 being returned at the death of Guy de Beauchamp Earl of Warwick as holding a fee of him in Easton (fn. 33) which, valued at 100s. yearly, was assigned to his widow Alice in dower, (fn. 34) and Henry de la Leye of Easton being assessed for feudal aids in Bozeat with Easton and Strixton in the same year. (fn. 35)

15. V.C.H. Northants. i, 342, and n.
16. Ibid. 376b.
17. Bk. of Fees, 934.
18. Ibid. 945.
19. Cal. Inq. p.m. i, no. 679.
20. Feet of F. 8 John, file 12, no. 209.
21. Harl. Chart. 53 C. 39.
22. De Banco R. Hil. 34 Edw. I, m. 13.
23. It was probably her son John who, in 1292, quitclaimed to Ralf, Abbot of St. James without Northampton, a rent of 2s. or one sparrow-hawk for the wood in Stoneway by a deed to which Robert Wolf of Easton was a witness: Harl. Chart. 54 D. 13.
24. De Banco R. Hil. 34 Edw. I, m. 13.
25. According to an earlier suit, William de Fauconberg gave the advowson to Simon, brother of Nicholas, grandfather of William de Pertenhalle, which William gave it to Ralph de Fauconberg, who recovered the advowson against Robert 'Le Lou' in 1285: Assize R. 624, m. 4.
26. Harl. Chart. 49 I. 18.
27. Feet of F. Northants. 21 Hen. III, file 28, no. 360.
28. Ibid. 24 Hen. III, file 31, no. 444.
29. De Banco R. Hil. 34 Edw. I, m. 13.
30. Cal. Close, 1234\endash 7, p. 531.
31. Egolina daughter of Robert Wolf, who, temp. Hen. III, received from John Morin of Easton, son of Robert Morin, a grant of lands in Easton, in a deed witnessed among others by Robert Wolf and Sir Gilbert de Nowers, was probably a daughter of this Robert. Cott. Chart. xxvii, 153.
32. De Banco R. Hil. 34 Edw. I, m. 13.
33. Chan. Inq. p.m. 9 Edw. II, no. 71, m. 51. Another quarter fee here was held by Philip Wolf.
34. Cal. Close, 1313\endash 18, p. 276.
35. Feud. Aids, iv. 30.

• Manorial Estate: Barrowden Manor, Barrowden, Oakham, Rutland, LE15, GB. 4 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.

Michael married.


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

2 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)).

3 A History of the County of Northampton, Vol. 4 pp 11-17.

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

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