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Sir Ralph de Camoys 1st Baron Camoys
(Abt 1284-Bef 1336)
Margaret de Braose
(Abt 1285-Bef 1319)
Richard [VI] Foliot
(Bef 1283-Bef 1317)
Joan de Braose
(-Bef 1324)
Sir John [III] de Camoys
(Abt 1319-Bef 1372)
Margaret Foliot
(Bef 1314-After 1344)
Sir Thomas de Camoys 1st Baron Camoys
(Abt 1351-1421)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Elizabeth Louches

2. Elizabeth de Mortimer
  • Sir Roger de Camoys

Sir Thomas de Camoys 1st Baron Camoys 1 3 5 6

  • Born: Abt 1351
  • Marriage (1): Elizabeth Louches 1
  • Marriage (2): Elizabeth de Mortimer after 1403 2 3 4
  • Died: 27 Mar 1421 aged about 70 6 7 8
  • BuriedMale: St. George's Church, Trotton, Petersfield, West Sussex, GU31 5EN, GB 9

  General Notes:

Baron by writ and also by tenure of Bekerton Manor, Knight of the Garter and a Privy Counciller. Succeeded on his father's death to Bekerton and Stowe bedon Manors and in 1372 inherited by will the estates of his uncle Lord Thomas de Camoys, including the Manors of Trotton, Elnestede, Broadwater, Alkesbourne, Bercompe, Beningden and other lands in Sussex, Lasham in Hants, Stukeley Magna in Hants, and Tansore, Northants - the latter subject however to the dower of his aunt Lady Margaret de Camoys. By the will of his cousin William, Lord Latimer, 10th July 1381 the Manor and advowson of Wotton, Surrey, which as already seen formerly belonged to his ancestors, was left to him and his heirs. Also on the death of Lord Latimer he inherited divers messuages and lands in Calais held of the Crown "per baroniam", which Edward III in 1376 had granted to Lord Latimer in special tail male with remainder to Thomas, Lord de Camoys in tail male, remainder to the Crown. He appears to have held the Manor and advowson of Wiseley, Surrey, which he let to Isabel, daughter and heiress of Sir Robert Fitz Pain and widow of Richard de Poynynges. In 1395 and 1399 he appears as holding one Knight's fee in Tansore of the Earl of Stafford. In 1401 Richard de Aula and his parcenors held of him six parts of half a Knight's fee in Buttort or Butter's Hall, Thompson, Norfolk. In 1408 he was seised of the Manor of Heschite with its members and of other lands, etc., known as Haterlingland, Sussex, by gift and feoffment of William Gueham. 1406 and again in 1410 and 1411 presented to Itchingfield, Sussex. In a Roll of a Subsidy levied in 1411-12 under Sussex occurs the following,

"Thomas Camoys has Manors, lands etc. worth yearly beyond reprises 100. 6. 8d., viz - Manor of Tratton 20. Manor of Ellistede 8. Dedelyng 6., lands etc in Fenyng 6. lands etc. in Bercamp 5. lands etc in Benyngden 3.6.8. lands in Alkisbourne 2. a Manor in Bradwater 45. lands etc late Wm Grene's in Gorynge 5. etc."

As will be shown he obtained various lands in Oxfordshire by his first marriage and with his second wife certain Manors in Yorkshire held for her life only. Possibly Honyden Manor, Bedfordshire, of which he also seised, he also obtained by his second marriage. In 1374 he obtained a license to hold a weekly market in Broadwater on Saturdays, which in 1384-5 he had license to alter to Mondays; 1388 obtained a charter for a weekly fair in Broadwater on the eve, day and morrow of the Feast of St. Luke. In 1382 and 1383 he presented to the Church of Wotton. 1379 settled Bekerton Manor upon Robert Braybrook, Bishop of London and other trustees and in 1386 settled upon the same all the lands and tenements in Tansore which Margery relict of Sir Thomas de Camoys (his late uncle) held in dower as part of her late husband's inheritance; further in 1390 conveyed to the same the Manor of Wotton. Summoned to Parliament as a Peer of the Realm from 7 Richard II (1384) to 8 Henry V (1421) and in 1384 on being elected a Knight of the shire was discharged from serving by reason of his being a Banneret. 15th July and again 10th November 1389 received a Commission of the Peace for Sussex, as also on 28th June 1390, with a Commission of oyer and terminer, and again on 24th December of that year; received further Commissions of the Peace for Sussex on 28th November 1399 and 3rd February 1400, and for Hampshire on 16th May 1401: also on 18th December 1399 a Commission of Array for Sussex and Hants and on 23rd January 1400 a similar Commission for Surrey. "Le Sire de Cammoys" appears in 1401, 1403, 1405, and 1415 as a Member of the Privey Council and in September 1414 received the high distinction of the Order of the Garder, filling the stall rendered vacant by the death of William, Lord Roos on the first of that month. In 1377 served with the fleet at sea in the retinue of William, Lord Latimer and in 1379 was in the war with France. 30th July 1380 a commission was issued to the sheriffs and other officials to arrest John Marscall of Whatelee who having been retained by Thomas Cammoys to go with him beyond the seas on the King's service in company with William, Lord Latymer, had absconded with divers sums of the King's money which he had received from said Thomas Cammoys.

On 9th July 1381 Lord de Camoys was commissioned with others in Surrey and Sussex to forbid unlawful assemblies and to resist and punish the insurgents, and on 1th October following further commissioned to punish those insurgents who had come out of Kent into Sussex, being on 14th December next ordered to put them down with armed force if necessary. In 1386 he was again in the wars with France. The next year Sir William Berdewell covenanted to serve under him in the expedition to sea under the command of Lord Arundel, Admiral of England, for four months with two esquires sufficiently armed and three archers, each man at arms to have one servant to carry his bayonets, Sir William to find their wages and to have for his own service 18 marks and for his archers 20 and "Bouche de Court" for all his retinue, all to be ready at Southampton the 4th May following and if any great chieftain was taken during the war by Sir William or his retinue they were to receive sufficiently for him. On 3rd November 1399 Thomas de Camoys and his heirs were granted the bailiwick of the forestership of Assholte and Wolmere, Hants, the same as his grandfather Ralph de Camoys had in his demesne as of fee in the time of Edward II. In this year he was also granted for life the custody of the Castle, forest and warren of Porchester, which grant was on 3rd November of that year enlarged to him for life and to his son Richard, the office being described as the Constableship of the Castle and town of Prochestre, Hants, at a salary of 12d per day with payments for a porter and his groom an artiller and a watchman, whom they must keep therein for safety.

On 1st June 1400 Thomas Camoys, Chivaler, and others were commissioned to enquire as to all trespasses done to tenants of Henry, Prince of Wales in Old and New Shoreham, Sussex. Amongst the Acts of the Privy Council in 1400 there is a minute of 9th February that the Sire de Camoys, amongst others, is granted "de trov a ses coustages une nief arraie de XX homes d armes et XL archs et suffissantment estuffe de marims:" and in a minute dated February 1402 the Sire de Camoys is mentioned as one of those ordered by the great Council to see the assignment and payment of the "subsidees, custumes dismes et quinzismes" granted to the King, and who therefore are to assemble in the Chamber on 19th instant. Amongst letters from the King dated 26th October 1402 requesting a benevolence, that directed to counties Hants and Wilts is addressed to Lord de Cammoys and two others. On 25th June 1403 he was directed to convoy safely the Lady Queen Joan from Brittany to England, for which service he was to receive 100; conveyed also with certain ships of war, Henry IV escaping from the pestilence raging in London, from Queenborough in the Isle of Sheppey to Leigh in Essex, when pirates who followed them captured four of their store ships and the King only escaped by reason of the swiftness of his ship. For this misadventure Lord de Camoys was accused of being in correspondence with the enemy and plotting to betray the King into their hands and was therefore tried, but acquitted. On 12th November 1404 Richard, Bishop of Bangor, Thomas de Camoys, Sir Richard Aston, Lieutenant of Calais and seven others were appointed to treat in Picardy with the Ambassadors of Margaret, Duchess of Burgundy and Countess of Flanders, as also with the Ambassadors of the King of France. 13th May 1415 appointed with Thomas Montague, Earl of Salisbury, and Thomas, Lord West to array and muster all persons, "both noblers and archers" in the counties of Southampton, Dorset and Wilts to serve the King against the French and Genoese. Commanded the left wing of the army at the battle of Agincourt, 24th October 1415. In April of the year following the Constable and Marshal of England, the Earl of Oxford, the Lords de Camoys and de Powys and Monsieur William Bourghcher were ordered to station themselves at Rochester to receive the Emperor Sigismund on his progress from Dover to London. The same year Lord de Camoys served the King in France with 2 Knights 27 men at arms and 60 archers: the year following at the "Three Mynners," Southampton with Richard Maudyt, serjeant at arms, he took the muster of men serving under the Earl of Huntingdon, the Earl Marshal, and others in the expedition which sailed for France on 23rd July.

Died Thursday, 28th March 1421 and was buried in the Church of Trotton, Sussex; this Church is a large, rich and very handsome structure and is said to have formerly had a chantrey for the De Camoys family: there is a table tomb on the left side of the alter and one on the right, also several other ancient and curious tombs, the inscriptions all obliterated but presumed to have been the graves of members of the Family. In the centre of the chancel is the table tomb of Thomas, Lord Camoys and his second wife, which, standing about 3 feet from the ground, supports on a slab of Petworth marble measuring 9.5 feet by 4.5 feet a brass profusely decorated displaying the arms of Camoys impaling those of Mortimer and delineating Lord Camoys armed cap a pie, his second wife and a son who died young and bearing the inscription:

"crate p' aiab's Thome Camoys*Elizabeth's ejus Consortis, qui quondz, erat ds de Camoys baro*prudes Consul Regis*Regne Anglie' ac Strennuus Miles de Gartero su fie comendavit X to XXVII die mens' Marcii Ao Dm Md ccccxxi quor' a'iab'z, p'piciet ds. A-m."

By inquisitions post mortem in 1422 and subsequently, he was found to have died seised of the following lands, his grandson Hugh being his heir, - Stowbedon Manor, Norfolk, held in chief from the King by military service: in Hants one messuage and garden, 50 acres arable and 40 acres wood with its pertinents in Lasham, held from the King in chief by service of an annual payment to the Castle of Winchester and service to the hundred of Odiham, also lands in Odiham: in Hunts a certain Manor in Stukeley Magna known as Camoys Manor with its pertinents, held from the King in Chief by service unknown: in Northants one virgate of land in Tannesore called the demesne lands and a certain rent, also a separate fishery in the Neen from "Clotherstoke Flowdegates to a certain willow named Answelogh, standing at the end of Perehow mill pond", all held as of the Honor of Gloucester: in Sussex Bradewatre Manor etc. with the advowson of its church and of the chapel there, Akkesbourne Manor, Bercompe Manor, Bynynen Manor and the advowson of Rousparre and of Echyngham churches all held of the Honor of Brembre and being a portion of the Honor of Lewes, Tratton alias Tradyngton Manor and advowson held as of the Manor of Codre, Elnestede Manor as of the Manor of Chudeham, Tyning Manor as of the Manor of Dereford, Dudeling Manor and Demford Manor: in Oxfordshire 1 messuage and 2 carucates of land in Combe Cheleworth Magna and Parva and a fishery in the Thame, together held in chief by the service of half a Knight's fee, also Whatele Manor, which was known as Camoys Manor, a messuage and lands in Lawrence baldon held as of the Honor of St. Walery, a messuage etc., in Hedington held as of Hedington Manor, and Milton Magna Manor, known as Camoys Manor: in Bedfordshire, Honyden Manor, appertaining to the Court of Eton.

It may be mentioned here that parts of the parishes of Dicheling, Barcompe and Newick, in Sussex, which as related above were the property of Lord de Camoys, were included under the title of "Camois Manor Court," the lord of which was, and still is, a free suitor in the Court Baron of Lewes; also that Trotton, which undoubtedly was the residence of the Lords de Camoys, is still known as "Camois Court."

Married firstly, Elizabeth, daughter and heiress of William de Louches who bore "argent, 2 bars gules, in chief a lion passant of the second"; by this marriage Lord de Camoys acquired the Manor of Ingescourt in Milton Magna, held by Knight service of the Bishop of Lincoln, together with the other estates in Oxfordshire already mentioned.

Married secondly, Elizabeth, daughter of Edmund Mortimer, Earl of March who bore "barry of six, or and azure, on a chief of the first 2 palletts between 2 base esquierres of the second, over all an inescutcheon argent", by his wife Philippa, daughter and heiress of Lionel Plantagenet, Duke of Clarence. She was the widow of the celebrated Henry Percy, K.G., surnamed "Hotspur," who was slain in 1403; she was born at Usk 12th February 1371 and dying in 1418 was buried at Trotton as previously mentioned. Her dower as widow of Henry Percy consisted of the Manors of Tadcaster, Gristwaith, Austenby and Thorstanby, Yorks, all held in chief; these Manors reverted after her death to Henry, Earl of Northumberland. It is probable that she held in her own right Nonyden Manor, Bedfordshire.

[The Family of Kemmis]

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Thomas de Camoys, 1st Baron Camoys, so created by writ of summons to Parliament 20 Aug 1383 (such a creation was by a later doctrine held heritable by heirs general, which can include females), KG (1415); commanded left wing of the English Army at Battle of Agincourt 25 Oct 1415.

[Burke's Peerage]

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SIR THOMAS DE CAMOYS, nephew, or more probably half-nephew, being son and heir of Sir John de CAMOYS, a son of Sir Ralph de CAMOYS by his 2nd wife, Elizabeth (j). He succeeded to the family estates in 1372. In 1383 he, as a banneret, obtained exemption from serving in Parliament as a knight of the shire for Surrcy. He was summoned to Parliament from 20 August 1383 to 26 February 1420/1 by writs directed Thome Camoys ch'r, whereby he is held to have become LORD CAMOYS. A Commission issued to him 7 September 1403, simply as "Thomas Camoys chivaler." He commanded the left wing of the English army at the battle of Agincourt, 25 October 1415. He was nominated K.G. circa 1415.

He married, 1stly, Elizabeth, daughter and heir of William LOUCHES, of Milton, co. Oxford. He married, 2ndly, Elizabeth, widow of Sir Henry PERCY, K.G., styled LORD PERCY (the famous " Hotspur," slain in 1403, daughter of Edmund (MORTIMER), EARL OF MARCH, by Philippe, daughter and heir of Lionel, DUKE OF CLARENCE. She died 20 April 1417, seised of certain manors in Yorkshire, which then passed to her son, the Earl of Northumberland. He died 28 March 1421, and was buried at Trotton. M.I.

(j) Sir John had m. Margaret, sister and coheir of Richard Foliot, 3rd Lord Foliot, but it is very doubtful whether she was the mother of Thomas, as the whole of the Foliot inheritance seems to have passed to her sister Margery, who m. Sir Hugh Hastings. [CP XIV:138 states that Margaret dsp.]

[Complete Peerage II:507-8, (transcribed by Dave Utzinger)] 9

  Events

Inquisition, 20 Jun 1372. 10 173. THOMAS CAMOYS, or CAMAYS, knight.

Writ, 20 January [June?], 46 Edward III.

SUSSEX. Inq. (indented) taken at Midhurst, 24 June, 46 Edward III.

Tratynton. The manor, with its members Dudelyng and Dynford, held of John de Bohun, son of John de Bohun, knight, deceased, a minor in the king's wardship, by service of one knight's fee at the manor of Midhurst and suit to the court of Midhurst.

Elstede. The manor, held of the bishop of Exeter by homage and fealty and suit to his court of Chudeham every three weeks.

He held the manor of Elstede jointly with Margaret his wife, who survives, for the term of their lives, by gift and feoffment of John de Gotys, parson of the church of Launsyng, Robert Bryghryche, parson of the church of Aldebury, John atte Hyde of Iryngham and Peter Clerk of Hertyng. He held the manor of Tratynton with its members by the like gift and feoffment for the term of his life, with successive remainders to Ralph his son and heir and the heirs of his body, to himself and the heirs of his body, and to Thomas son and heir of John Camoys, knight, who survives, and the heirs of his body. Ralph predeceased him without heir of his body, and he himself afterwards died without heir of his body.

He died on 11 April last. Heir not known.

SUSSEX. Inq. (indented) taken at Stenyng, 25 June, 46 Edward III.

Bradewatre. The manor (except a plot called 'Pechewyke' with appurtenances, whereof he divested himself in favour of Robert de Halsham in fee tail), held of John de Moubray, a minor in the king's wardship, as of the honor of Brembre, by knight's service.

Alkesbourne. The manor, held of Robert de Halsham, as of his manor of Appulham, by service of a pair of gilt spurs or 6d.

Both the above he held in all respects as the manor of Tratynton (last inquisition).

Date of death as above. Heir not known.

SUSSEX. RAPE OF LEWES. Inq. (indented) taken at Lewes, Tuesday, 29 June, 46 Edward III.

Bercompe and Bevyngden. The reversion of the manors after the death of William de Mallyng.

Dichenyngg. 5 marks rent, held jointly with Margaret his wife, who survives.

All held of Richard earl of Arundel by knight's service, by gift and feoffment of John de Gotys and others, as above.

Date of death as above. Heir not known.

C. Edw. III. File 227. (6.)

E. Enrolments &c. of Inq. No. 159. (1'963.)

Manorial Estate, 1412-1421, Camoys Court Manor, Barcombe, Lewes, East Sussex, BN8, GB. 11 The manor of CAMOYS COURT alias BARKHAM CAMOYS, lying partly in Barcombe, but also in Ditchling and Newick, was probably represented about 1198 by land held by Maud de Bercamp. The overlordship descended with the rape. In the division of the barony in 1439 the 1 knight's fees formerly held by John de Gadesden, in which this land was included, were divided. Half a fee in Ditchling was assigned to Elizabeth, Lady Bergavenny; one fee in Bevendean and Barcombe went to the Duke of Norfolk. In 1543, however, Camoys Court was held of the joint owners of the barony, and it still owed suit at the court of Lewes down to 1835 at least.

From Maud de Bercamp the holding passed to her son Ralph de Pierpoint; but William de Pierpoint, who held demesne in Barcombe in 1235, had sold his land there by 1242 to John de Gadesden or Gatesden who was then holding 3 knights' fees in 'Bercompe'. John married Hawise Savage, widow of John de Nevill, in about 1246 and died in 1262. Hawise died about 1269. The marriage of John's grand-daughter and heiress Margaret was granted to Robert Waleraund. In or about 1279 Margaret married Sir John de Camoys but deserted him for William Paynel, whom she married after Sir John's death in 1298. Margaret died about January 1311 and her son Ralph de Camoys was holding land in the vill of Barcombe in 1316. On his death in 1336 his lands passed to his son Thomas, who died without issue in 1372 holding the reversion of the manor, after the death of William de Mallynge, jointly with his wife Margaret. She was still holding them in 1386. Sir Thomas de Camoys, his nephew, succeeded him. In 1412 his lands in Barcombe were worth 5 a year and in 1428 were assessed as knight's fee. He died in 1421, and was succeeded by his grandson Hugh, then aged seven, on whose death in 1426 the Camoys property descended to his sisters, Margaret, wife of Ralph Radmylde, and Eleanor, wife of Roger Lewknor of Trotton. Ralph Radmylde survived Margaret and died in 1443, when her half of the manor passed to their son Robert, then aged 18. Robert was succeeded in 1457 by a son William, a child of 6, but this part of the manor appears soon to have passed to Roger Lewknor, in whose family the whole manor descended. At this date the manor was still known as Barcombe, but later it acquired the name Camoys Court.

Manorial Estate, 1412-1421, Bevendean Manor, Falmer, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1, GB. 12 Another estate in BEVENDEAN was held with land in Barcombe of the barony of Lewes and in 1439 formed 1 knight's fee. The overlordship descended with that of Barcombe (q.v.) to the Dukes of Norfolk after 1439 but its later history is uncertain, although it was still owing suit at Lewes in the early 17th century.

Bevendean was sold by Master William de Pierpoint in about 1242 to John de Gatesden. After John's death in 1262 his widow Hawise had the manor of Bevendean as part of her dower until in 1264 it was seized by the overlord, Earl Warenne, on the pretext that she had joined the rebels against the king. The land was restored to Hawise and descended with the manor of Camoys Court in Barcombe (q.v.), being divided in 1426 between the two sisters of Hugh de Camoys, Margaret wife of Ralph Radmylde and Eleanor wife of Roger Lewknor. William grandson of Ralph Radmylde appears to have been holding his portion in 1493-4. He died in 1499, without issue. Sometime before 1503 this land passed to John Covert of Slaugham and Hangleton who died seised of a manor of Bevendean in that year. It descended in the family of Covert with Benfield in Hangleton (q.v.) and Twineham-Benfield (q.v.) and in 1639, as 'the farm called Bevingdeane', was settled by Thomas Covert on his wife Diana, daughter of George, 1st Lord Goring. In 1664 Diana Baynham, their daughter, was holding it. This estate, apparently, by the early part of the 17th century included also the Lewknor portion and was described as half the manor of Bevendean, the other half being the property of Edward Culpeper.

The part of the manor held by Roger Lewknor and Eleanor was conveyed in 1538 by their grandson Roger Lewknor and Elizabeth [sic] his wife to Sir John Harcourt and Giles Foster, probably for a settlement. In 1559 William Morgan and Katherine his wife, a daughter of Roger Lewknor, conveyed the estate which was part of Katherine's inheritance to Thomas Walsingham after the expiry of the life interest which Anthony Stapley, husband of Mabel Lewknor, held. By the beginning of the 17th century this part of the manor had passed into the possession of Sir Walter Covert, owner of the Radmylde moiety.

Inquisition: Post mortem, 16 Aug 1426. 7 THOMAS DE CAMOYS, CHEVALIER

723 Writ mandamus. 16 August 1426. [Wymbyssh]

Regarding lands held of Henry V .

BEDFORDSHIRE. Inquisition. Bedford. 25 September 1426. [Hay]

Jurors: William Faldo ; William Elyot ; John Brunne ; Richard Scaryale ; Alexander Freloue ; William Taillour of Goldington; William Brunne ; Roger Wylde ; Simon Malcote ; John Stable ; Richard Lane ; and John Crumme of Goldington.

He held no lands or tenements of Henry V in demesne or service but he held the manor of Honeydon in his demesne as of fee of Laurence Cheyne by service of performing suit to Laurence's three-weekly court at Eaton Socon. Annual value of the manor 6, namely the site, worth 6s. 8d. yearly; 80 a. arable, each acre worth 4d. yearly; 12 a. meadow, each acre worth 10d. yearly; 36 a. pasture, each acre worth 4d. yearly; 32s. 4d. assize rents of free tenants; 13s. 4d. rents of tenants at will; and a small enclosed meadow containing 2 a. lying next to 'Chalsterne', each acre worth 12d. yearly.

The escheators have occupied the manor and taken the issues from the time of his death and answered to the use of the king.

He died on 27 March 1421. Hugh Camoys was then his kinsman and heir as son of Richard his son and was then aged 5 years and more. Hugh died on 18 June last. Margaret wife of Ralph Rademelde, esquire , and Eleanor wife of Roger Leukenore, esquire, are Hugh's sisters and next heirs, Margaret is aged 24 years and more and Eleanor 18 years and more.

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724 Writ melius inquirendo. 2 September 1426. [Wymbyssh]

Regarding the terms at which a specified payment of service is made and the identity and age of his next heir on the day of the earlier inquisition.

HAMPSHIRE. Inquisition. Odiham. 20 January 1427. [Assheley]

Jurors: Henry Serle ; John Harewell '; Robert atte Halle ; John Moury ; William Frye ; John Laurence ; Nicholas Carter ; William Peller ; John Tyler ; Robert atte Den '; Robert Knaptoft ; and Richard atte Nasshe .

As specified in the writ it was found in the inquisition [not found] held 9 January 1422 before William Wayte, escheator , that he held a messuage, a garden, 50 a. arable and 40 a. wood in Lasham in his demesne as of fee of Henry V in chief by service of 9d. paid yearly to the castle of Winchester at Michaelmas and suit to Odiham hundred.

After his death Hugh Camoys , now deceased, was his kinsman and next heir as son of Richard his son and was aged 5 years and more on the day of that inquisition.

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725 Writ melius inquirendo. 2 September 1426. [Wymbyssh]

Of whom and by what services specified lands and tenements were held and the identity and age of his next heir at the time of the earlier inquisition before Thomas Compworth, escheator , [CIPM XXI, no. 749].

NORTHAMPTONSHIRE. Inquisition. Towcester. 23 September 1426. [Compworth]

Jurors: William Bobeton ; John Bobeton ; Thomas Smyth ; William Turnour ; John Whittellessey ; Henry William ; John Boys ; John Warde ; John Sebright ; William Carter ; William Goodryght ; and Robert Colyns .

The following lands and tenements in Tansor of which he died seised in his demesne as of fee, are held of Anne countess of Stafford of the honour of Gloucester by 1/4 knight's fee: a virgate called demesne land, paying 13s. 4d. rent at Lady Day and Michaelmas in equal portions, a several fishery in the river Nene extending from 'Gotherstokeflowdegatespyt' as far as a willow called 'Anyswelogh' at the end of the stank of the mill of Perio, 2s. assize rents at the same terms by the hands of Thomas Tue, a messuage and a toft and 2 virgates which John Warde holds at will, a messuage and 1/2 virgate and 1 1/2 a. meadow which Robert Mason holds at will and pays 12s. 4d. at the same terms, a quarter-virgate which John Balle lately held and paid 40d. at the same terms, 13s. 4d. annual rent at the same terms from 2 messuages and 1/2 virgate that William Petyt holds at will, and a quarter-virgate that Henry Mason holds at will and pays 40d. at the same terms.

Heir as in 724.

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726 Writ melius inquirendo. 2 September 1426. [Wymbyssh]

Regarding the services by which a specified manor was held of Henry V [CIPM XXI, no. 753; Nicholas Caltecote, escheator ].

HUNTINGDONSHIRE. Inquisition. Huntingdon. 21 September 1426. [Burgoyne]

Jurors: John Banbury ; John Marham ; Thomas Bushop ; Ralph Smyth ; William Plumbe ; John Decon ; John Andrew ; John Clerke ; Thomas Punt ; John Correour ; John Style ; and William Iue .

He held a manor in Great Stukeley, called 'Camoys manere', in his demesne as of fee of Henry V in chief by service of performing suit of court to the king at his castle of Huntingdon annually the Monday after Michaelmas.

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Thomas married Elizabeth Louches, daughter of Sir William Louches of Great Milton, Oxfordshire and Unknown.1 (Elizabeth Louches was born about 1350 and died before Apr 1386.)


Thomas next married Elizabeth de Mortimer after 1403.2 3 4 (Elizabeth de Mortimer was born on 12 Feb 1371 in Usk, Monmouthshire, GB,2 3 died on 20 Apr 1417 2 3 4 13 and was buried in St. George's Church, Trotton, Petersfield, West Sussex, GU31 5EN, GB 2 9.)


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12 <i>A History of the County of Sussex</i>, 8 (London: Victoria County History, 1953), 7: 223-227.

13 J E E S Sharp and A E Stamp, <i>Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem </i> (London: n.p., n.d.), 20 Henry V: 219-234.

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