Sir William Echingham
- Born: 2 Feb 1266 1
- Marriage (1): Eva de Stopham
- Died: Bef 19 Jun 1326 2
• Inquisition: Post mortem, 11 May 1294. 1 191. WILLIAM DE ECHINGHAM alias DE ECHYNGHAM.
Writ, 11 May, 22 Edw. I.
BUCKINGHAM. Inq. Saturday before the Ascension, 22 Edw. I.
Padebury. A messuage, 200a. arable by the lesser hundred, 16a. meadow, 8a. several pasture, 13l. 2s. 6d. assised rents of free tenants, customers and cottars, works, a water-mill, an oven, and 6s. 8d. pleas &c., held of John son of John son of Alan for 1/2 knight's fee; and there are due to the sheriff for suit, view (and) hidage 6s. 6d. yearly, and to John son of John son of Alan for the mill, 2d.
William his son, aged 28 at the feast of the Purification last, is his next heir.
SUSSEX. Extent, Wednesday the eve of the Ascension, 22 Edw. I.
Pekedene. The manor (extent given) held of the honour of Laigle, which is in the king's hand, by service of 2 fees of Mortain, suit at the chief court of the honour, and so much guard of the castle of Pevenese as pertains to two knights' fees of the said honour, viz. - 1 mark; 36a. arable in the manor held of Robert Davy by service of 1/10 knight's fee; 7a. arable held of William Maufe by service of a rose yearly; 32a. arable held of the abbot of Begeham by service of 10s. yearly; and 2a. arable held of Thomas le Warde by service of 16d.; and William de Echingham gave to John de la Bernette for life 106s. 8d. yearly, to be received from the said manor.
Bedigham. The manor (extent given) held of the abbot of Gresteyn by a fee farm of 40s. yearly; and a pasture within the manor held of the archbishop of Canterbury by service of 10s. yearly; and there are due to the hospital of lepers, Seford, 40s. which the ancestors of the said William gave to the lepers in frank almoin.
Echingham. The manor (extent given) held of Sir John de Brittannia, earl of Richmond, by service of 7 knights' fees and suit at his court.
Derefold. A tenement called Derefold (extent given) held of Sir John de Brittannia by service of 1d. yearly.
Sokenershe. The manor (extent given) held of John de Sancto Leodegario by service of 3s. yearly and suit at his court of Werteling.
Odimere. The manor (extent given) held of Sir John de Brittannia, service unknown; and 70a. arable and 10a. wood in the same manor, held of the abbot of Fiscamp by service of 32s. yearly and suit at the court of Bred'.
William his son, aged 28 and more, is his next heir.
C. Edw. I. File 68. (7.)
• Inquisition: Post mortem, 19 Jun 1326. 2 725. WILLIAM DE ECHINGHAM.
Writ, 19 June, 19 Edward II.
SUSSEX. Inq. Thursday after the Translation of St. Thomas the Martyr, 20 Edward II.
Echyngham. The manor with its members, viz. - Okham, Mundefeld, and Odymer, (extents given), held of the king, as of the barony of Hastynges now in the king's hand, by service of 5 knights' fees and three parts of a fee.
Bedyngehamme. The manor (extent given), held free of all service, as his ancestors have done time out of mind, but from whom is unknown; and certain parcels of land of the acquisition of his ancestors, viz. - 60a. land held of the abbot of Grestone in fee farm for 30s. yearly; 10a. land called Mulewardeslond and Concheruresland held of the king, as of the honour of Laigle now in the king's hand, by service of one suit at the court of Tottenore; and 15a. pasture held of the archbishop of Canterbury by service of 15s. yearly. The manor is charged with 40s. alms yearly to the hospital of St. Leonard, Sefford.
Pekedene. The manor (extent given), held of the king as of the honour of Laigle by service of a little knight's fee of Mortain, and rendering 6s. 8d. yearly for the guard of the castle of Pevensey, and it owes one suit at the court of Rip, 12d. hundred silver yearly, 13s. 4d. at the manor of Wylyndon which is of the same honour, and 16d. to Richard atte Slade yearly; and 20a. land held of the abbot of Bedyngehame by service of 10s. yearly.
Robert de Echyngham his brother, is his next heir and of full age.
C. Edw. II. File 100. (15.)
William married Eva de Stopham, daughter of Sir Ralph de Stopham and Isabel.