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Sir William Dawtry of Hardham
(Abt 1255-1304)
Cecily de Bohun
(Abt 1255-)
Peter de la Stane
(Abt 1248-Bef 1312)
Cristina d'Aubigny
(Bef 1251-Bef 1318)
John Dawtry of Barlavington, Sussex
(Abt 1276-Bef 1301)
Elizabeth de la Stane
(Abt 1276-Bef 1316)
Eve Dawtry
(Abt 1297-1354)


Family Links

1. Sir Roger de Shelvestrode

  • Sir John de Shelvestrode
2. Sir William Paynell 1st Baron Paynel
3. Edward de St. John of Shirborn & Empshott

Eve Dawtry 3 4 5

  • Born: Abt 1297
  • Marriage (1): Sir Roger de Shelvestrode 1
  • Marriage (2): Sir William Paynell 1st Baron Paynel before 6 Nov 1314 2
  • Marriage (3): Edward de St. John of Shirborn & Empshott before 26 May 1318 3
  • Died: 16 Aug 1354 aged about 57 3

   Other names for Eve were Eva, Eve Dawtrey 6 and Eva d' Hauterive.

  General Notes:

He [William Paynel] married, 2ndly, before 6 November 1314 (d), Eve, daughter and heir of John, son of William DAWTRY (e), and widow of Roger DE SHELVESTRODE. He died s.p., on 1 April 1317, when any peerage which may have been created by the writs abovenamed became extinct. His widow, married, before 26 May, following, as her 3rd husband, Edward DE ST. JOHN. He died 30 November 1347. In July 1350 Eve had licence to make a pilgrimage overseas. She died 16 August 1354.

(d) When he was holding 2 1/2 knights' fees in Barlavington and elsewhere in Sussex of Henry de Percy. Barlavington was held in Eve's right. In 1302-3 it had been held by Roger de Shelvestrode, her first husband.

(e) According to the account of the Dawtrey or Hauterive (de Alto Ripa) family, given in Farrer, John Dawtrey appears to have dvp. He can be identified as the, John son of William Dawtrey, who had a daughter Eve by Elizabeth, daughter and coheir of Peter de la Stane, which Elizabeth subsequently m. James de Norton, by whom she had a son Peter. Empshott, Hants, was held by William Paynel in 1316, evidently in Eve's right; and in 1346 half a fee there was held by her and her third husband, Edward de St. John, having formerly belonged to James de Norton, the latter having been her stepfather. The manor (Imbeshethe) was held in 1349-60 by Roger son of John de Shelvestrode, he being Eve's grandson and heir by her first husband.

[Complete Peerage X:327-33, (transcribed by Dave Utzinger)]


Manorial Estate, 1315, Litchfield Manor, Whitchurch, Hampshire, RG28, GB. 7 On the death of Isabel, Litchfield passed to William and Eva [de Echingham], and was sold by them in 1315 to Edward de St. John of Barlavington (co. Suss.). Edward obtained a grant of free warren in his demesne lands of Litchfield in 1334 and died about 1340, leaving a widow Eva, who in 1346 was stated to be holding half a fee in Litchfield which had belonged to Isabel de Stopham. Eva died in 1354, leaving by Edward an only daughter Elizabeth, who became the wife of Henry Dyke of Sussex, from whom the manor ultimately descended to two sisters and co-heirs, Eleanor the wife of William Dering of Surrenden (co. Kent) and Constance the wife of John Goring of Burton (co. Suss.). In 1514 the manor was settled on John Goring and Constance for life with remainder to their son William in tail-male, but this settlement seems later to have been set on one side, for in 1537 John Kingsmill, who married Constance daughter of John Goring (if the pedigrees are correct), but in all probability his widow, obtained a quitclaim of the manor from Nicholas Dering, son and heir of William Dering and Eleanor, in return for an annuity of 6 12s. 8d. In 1540 John obtained a grant of the rent of 13s. 4d. issuing from the manor formerly belonging to Hyde Abbey, and died seised of the manor in 1556, leaving a son and heir William. From this date the manor has followed the same descent as Sydmonton (q.v.), the present owner being Mr. Andrew de Portal Kingsmill.

Manorial Estate, 1316-1354, Empshott Manor, Petersfield, Hampshire, GU33, GB. 8 William Dawtrey (de Alta Ripa) was holding the manor of Empshott in 1291, in which year he settled it on Peter de la Stane (or Stone) for life, with reversion to John Dawtrey (possibly son of William) and Elizabeth his wife, who may have been a daughter of Peter, with reversion to the heirs of Peter if John and Elizabeth died without issue. It is just possible that this Elizabeth survived her husband and became the wife of James de Norton who held the manor in the early fourteenth century. By 1316, however, William Paynel was holding Empshott, evidently by the right of his wife Eva, who possibly was the direct heir of Peter de la Stane, and succeeded to the manor on the death of Elizabeth because Elizabeth had no children by her first husband. William died without issue in 1317, and Eva, who in 1321 was abducted and married by Edward de St. John, 'she being willing and consenting thereto,' was holding the manor conjointly with her second husband in 1346. She survived him also and lived until 1354, when the manor passed to her kinsman and heir Roger son of John de Shelvestrode. Joan, the daughter and heir of John de Shelvestrode, and probably granddaughter of Roger, married John Aske of Yorkshire, who in 1428 was holding the half fee in Empshott which Edward de St. John once held.

Manorial Estate, 1318-1354, North Marden Manor, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19, GB. 9 Of the several Domesday holdings of Marden, one of 5 hides was held by Robert (son of Tetbald) of Earl Roger, and held of him by a certain Corbelin, who also held 5 hides in Barlavington. There was also a small holding of hide belonging to this Marden, held by Fulk. In the time of King Edward the 5-hide holding had been held as two manors in alodial tenure by Alwin and Alvric, while the second was held by Alvric as an alod.

The manor continued under the overlordship of the Earls of Arundel.

North Marden may have formed part of the 5 fees held by Hugh de Falaise in the time of Henry I, as fee here was held by Hugh's granddaughter Agnes widow of Geoffrey son of Azo, and after her death it was successfully claimed by her nieces Margaret, Denise, and Florence, daughters of Richard Murdac, against William Aguillon, who represented Hugh de Falaise through his other daughter. William called to warrant Alfred de Lincoln, who was perhaps his guardian or trustee. Margaret married Nicholas de Lymesy and in 1235 William Aguillon claimed the fee against her and her son Walter, to whom he eventually, in 1241, made over his rights.Walter was succeeded by Nicholas de Lymesy, probably his son, who in 1246 made an agreement with William Dawtrey that they should present alternately to the church of North Marden. Presumably the fee had passed into the hands of William Dawtrey, as his granddaughter Eve inherited 2 fees in Barlavington, Marden, and elsewhere. She married three times: first Roger de Shelvestrode, who held the fees in 1302, then William Paynel, the tenant in 1314, and finally Edward St. John. The manor of Barlavington and lands in North Marden were among the estates settled on Edward and Eve and her heirs in 1318, and at her death in 1354 they passed to her son John St. John. The subsequent history of this mesne lordship is obscure. In 1428 a fee in North Marden was said to be held by the Prior of Maiden Bradley and William St. John and to have formerly been held by Roger de Lynche, but Roger's connexion with the fee is otherwise unrecorded. William St. John left a daughter Elizabeth, who married Henry Dyke, and their coheirs were their granddaughters, Constance wife of John Goring and Eleanor wife of William Dering. The advowson (q.v.) descended to them, but no more is recorded of the lordship.

Eve married Sir Roger de Shelvestrode.1 (Sir Roger de Shelvestrode was born about 1290 and died before 1314 3.)

Eve next married Sir William Paynell 1st Baron Paynel, son of William Paynell and Matilda Hussey, before 6 Nov 1314.2 (Sir William Paynell 1st Baron Paynel was born about 1254 3 and died on 1 Apr 1317 3 10.)

Eve next married Edward de St. John of Shirborn & Empshott, son of John de St. John of Basing, Hampshire and Alice FitzReynold, before 26 May 1318.3 (Edward de St. John of Shirborn & Empshott was born about 1280 and died on 30 Nov 1347 11 12.)


1 Newsgroup: soc.genealogy.medieval, at groups -, X:327-31.

2 George Edward Cokayne, "Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom" (Sutton Publishing Ltd., 2000), X:321-2.

3 George Edward Cokayne, "Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom" (Sutton Publishing Ltd., 2000), X:327-31.

4 Newsgroup: soc.genealogy.medieval, at groups -, Barbara J. Bradley (Barb), 28 Aug 2004.

5 Douglas Richardson, Kimball G. Everingham, <i>Magna Carta Ancestry: a Study in Colonial and Medieval Families</i> (Genealogical Publishing Company, 2005), 775.

6 George Edward Cokayne, "Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom" (Sutton Publishing Ltd., 2000), X:330 note (e).

7 William Page, editor, <i>A History of the County of Hampshire</i>, 4 (London: Victoria County History, 1911), 4: 267-270.

8 William Page, editor, <i>A History of the County of Hampshire</i>, 4 (London: Victoria County History, 1911), 3: 17-19.

9 <i>A History of the County of Sussex</i>, 8 (London: Victoria County History, 1953), 4: 108-110.

10 J E E S Sharp and A E Stamp, <i>Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem </i> (London: n.p., n.d.), 6: 8-19.

11 J E E S Sharp and A E Stamp, <i>Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem </i> (London: n.p., n.d.), 9 Edward III: 29-43.

12 George Edward Cokayne, "Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom" (Sutton Publishing Ltd., 2000), X:330-1.

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