Robert [II] d'Estouteville
(-After 1138)
Robert [III] d'Estouteville
Helwise de Stuteville
(-After 1226)


Family Links

1. William [II] de Lancaster

2. Hugh de Morville
3. William FitzRalph
  • Thomas FitzWilliam

Helwise de Stuteville

  • Marriage (1): William [II] de Lancaster
  • Marriage (2): Hugh de Morville after 1184 1
  • Marriage (3): William FitzRalph after 1201 1
  • Died: After 1226 1

  General Notes:

HELWISE de Stuteville ([after 1170?]-after [1226/28]). Domesday Descendants names Helwise as the younger daughter of Robert [III] de Stuteville. Her birth date is estimated from her having had children by all three husbands, bearing in mind her third marriage after 1201. If the estimate is correct, Helwise was presumably born from her father's supposed second marriage. The primary source which confirms her parentage precisely has not yet been identified. An undated manuscript relating to Cokersand Abbey, Lancashire records that "Willielmus de Lancaster secundus" married "Helewisiam". A charter of King Henry II records that "Willielmum secundum" married "Helewisam de Stuteville" by whom he was father of "Helewisam" who married "Gilberto filio Rogeri filii Reynfredi". "Hug de Morevill et Helew uxor eius" paid a fine relating to "dote ipsi Helewis" in Westmoreland, dated 1200. The co-identity of the widow of William [II] de Lancaster with the wife of Hugh de Morville is confirmed by the following charter: "Hugo de Morwile", with the consent of "sponsæ meæ Helewisæ", confirmed "totam Fortonam" [referring to the same land granted by the first charter], to [his son] "Henrico de Lancastre" which "pater eius Warinus" had received from "Willelmi de Lancastre awnculi sui", by undated charter. "William Briewere and Helewisa de Stuteville, defendant" reached agreement "regarding the admeasurements of her dower from Hugh de Moreville her late husband" relating to "the manor of Chircoswarde and the manor of Lesingebi...the manor of Hisale", dated to [1204]. The Testa de Nevill includes a list of landholdings in Yorkshire, dated 1219, which includes "Helewisa de Stutevill" holding land. Her third marriage is confirmed by Robert de Vipont paying a fine in 1209 for the custody of the land and heirs of "William son of Ranulf" and for the marriage of Helwise de Stuteville his widow. The Testa de Nevill includes a list of landholdings in Yorkshire, dated 1219, which includes "Helewisa de Stutevill" holding land. "Elewysa de Estuteuilla" set the boundaries of her land "in Herletona" [Ellerton, south of the Cottingwiths] with York St Mary, with the consent of "Thome filii Willelmi", undated. Clay records documents dated 1219 and [1226/28] in which she was named.

m firstly WILLIAM [II] de Lancaster, son of WILLIAM [I] de Lancaster & his [second] wife Gundred de Warenne ([1154/56]-1184, bur Furness Abbey).

m secondly (after 1184) HUGH de Morville, son of SIMON de Morville & his wife Ada Engaine (-1201).

m thirdly (after 1201) WILLIAM FitzRalph, son of RALPH FitzWalter & his wife Amabel --- (-[1207/09]). 1

Helwise married William [II] de Lancaster, son of William [I] de Lancaster and Gundred de Warenne. (William [II] de Lancaster was born between 1154 and 1156 and died in 1184.)

Helwise next married Hugh de Morville, son of Simon de Morville and Ada Engaine, after 1184.1 (Hugh de Morville died in 1201 1.)

Helwise next married William FitzRalph after 1201.1 (William FitzRalph died about 1207-1209 1.)


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

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