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William Longespee 1st Earl of Salisbury
(1176-1226)
Ela de Salisbury Countess of Salisbury, Abbess of Lacock
(-1261)
Richard [III] de Camville
(-After 1217)
Eustachia Basset
(-After 1211)
William Longespee 2nd Earl of Salisbury
(Bef 1209-1250)
Idoine de Camville
(-Bef 1252)
Ela Longespee
(-Bef 1299)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. James de Audley of Heleigh

Ela Longespee 3 4

  • Marriage (1): James de Audley of Heleigh in 1244 1 2 3
  • Died: Bef 22 Nov 1299 1 2 3

  General Notes:

ELA Longespee (-shortly before 22 Nov 1299). The Book of Lacock names "Guill Lungespee tertium, Ricum, Elam et Edmundum" as the children of "Guill Lungespee secundus" & his wife, adding that Ela married "Jacobus de Audele". Inquisitions after a writ dated 25 Dec "11 Edw I" following the death of "William de Auditheleye..." name "Nicholas his brother is his next heir and of full age...Ela his mother...Lucy late the wife of Henry de Audethele".

m (1244) JAMES de Audley of Heleigh, Staffordshire, son of HENRY de Aldithley & his wife Bertred Mainwaring ([1220]-11 Jun [1272]).

[FMG/Medieval Lands]

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He [James of Aldithley] m. in 1244, Ela, daughter of William Longespee (who d. 1250), son and heir of Ela, suo jure Countess of Salisbury, by Idoine, daughter and heir of Richard de Camville. She brought him the manors of Stratton, afterwards called Stratton Audley, and Wretchwick, Oxon, in frank marriage. He d. about 11 June 1272, in Ireland, by "breaking his neck". Writ for his Inq.p.m. 16 July 1272. His widow d. apparently shortly bef. 22 Nov 1299. Inq.p.m. 1325-6.

[Complete Peerage I:337-8 XIV:50] 1

  Events

Inquisition: Post mortem, 16 Jul 1272. 5 788. James de Aldithele alias de Audithele.

Writ of certiorari, 16 July, 56 Hen. III, on the complaint of Ella, late the wife of the said James, that the escheator had taken into the king's hand the manors of Stratton and Wechewik, which were of her free marriage of the gift of her father William Lungespei. Inq. (undated.)

James his son, aged 22 and more, is his heir.

Oxford. Stretton and Wrechewic manors, are held of the fee of Henry de Laci, and were given in free marriage with the said Ella to the said James.

C. Hen. III. File 41. (1.)

Inquisition: Post mortem, 25 Dec 1282. 6 476. William de Auditheleye alias de Aldeleye, de Audeleye, de Audethel', de Audeleg'.

Writ to Reginald de Grey, justice of Chester or his lieutenant, 25 Dec. 11 Edw. I. Chester.

Inq. Sunday after the Circumcision, 11 Edw. I.

La Newehall manor. 5 carucates land, and 18l. rent of assize, and 12l. rent in Nantwich (Wyco Malbano), doing service of 5 knights' fees to the king; but the jury understand that he had an acquittance from Ranulph, sometime earl of Chester, of the whole of that service except 1/10 knight's fee.

Blakenhal. 2 carucates land in demesne held of Ralph de Vernon by service of 1 knight's fee.

Wyriswall. 3 bovates land held of Richard de Brescy and the heir of Richard de Bulkel', rendering 3s.

Smalwod and Pyckmere. 108s. rent held of Warin de Meynwaryn in free marriage.

Nicholas his brother is his next heir and of full age.

Writ to the sheriff of Salop and Stafford, escheator there, 28 Dec. 11 Edw. I.

[Stafford.] Inq. Tuesday before Epiphany, 11 Edw. I.

Audethele. The manor with the castle of Helegh (extent given) including 'stuth' worth 1 mark yearly, held, together with the manor of Enedon, of Sir Theobald de Verdun by service of 1 knight's fee; and Ela his mother holds a third part in dower in these manors.

Betteley. The manor (extent given) held of the heir of William de Betteley by service of 1d. rent; and the said Ela has her dower there.

Tunstall. The manor (extent given, excepting dower), including a quarry of millstone, a mine of sea coal, and 'cowstoth' worth 40s. yearly, held of Sir Edmund son of King Henry by homage and service of 1d. yearly.

Russton, held of the said Sir Theobald by 1/20 knight's fee ; and there is a yearly rent there worth 10s. besides dower.

Horton. The manor, held of Edmund de Stafford by service of 10s. yearly; and the pasturage of the Hay of Horton is worth 100s., and yearly rent there is worth 58s. 5d., besides dower.

Enedon. The manor, held of the said Theobald as aforesaid, and the pasturage of the park is worth 20s. yearly, pannage 10s., and rent of assize 2s. 2d., and the residue of the manor is held in dower.

Austanesfeld. A third part of the manor (extent given excepting dower) held of the king in chief of the honor of Chester.

Cesterton, held of Sir Edmund the king's son, service unspecified, which Ela his mother holds in dower.

Norton, held of Robert Hasteyng by service of knight's fee, which Ela his mother and Lucy late the wife of Henry de Audethele hold in dower.

Heir as above, aged 24 and more.

[Salop.] Inq. Tuesday before Epiphany, 11 Edw. I.

Egemundon. The manor (extent given, excepting the dower of the aforesaid Ela) held of the king in chief by service of a mewed sparrowhawk.

Neuport (Novus Burgus). The manor (extent given excepting the dower of the said Ela).

Red Castle (Rubeum Castrum) with its members (extent given, excepting the dower of the said Ela), viz.:- Red Castle and Weston held of the heirs of Richard de Harecurt rendering 1d. yearly, and Marchunley with its members held of the heirs of Richard le Fizaleyn for a part of 1 knight's fee. Fordesham. The manor (extent given, excepting the dower of the said Ela) viz.:'97the township of Forde with its members, rent of assize 50l. 17s. 2d. of which 8l. yearly are rendered to the king, and pleas &c. 40s., held of the king at fee farm. Kynardeley. The manor (extent given) held of the heirs of Madoc de Sotton in exchange for Apedale in co. Stafford; and the manor of Kynardeley is without the county. Gravinhunger. The township, 3s. 4d. rent of assize and 2s. pleas &c., tenure unspecified.

Heir as above.

C. Edw. I. File 35. (3.)


Ela married James de Audley of Heleigh, son of Henry de Audley and Bertrade de Mainwaring, in 1244.1 2 3 (James de Audley of Heleigh was born about 1220 1 2 7 and died about 11 Jun 1272 in Ireland, IE 1 7.). The cause of his death was broken neck.


Sources


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

2 Frederick Lewis Weis, Walter Lee Sheppard, William Ryland Beall, <i>Magna Carta Sureties 1215: the Barons Named in the Magna Carta, 1215 and Some of their Descendants who Settled in America during the Early Colonial Years</i> (Genealogical Publishing Company, 1999), 143-3.

3 George Edward Cokayne, "Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom" (Sutton Publishing Ltd., 2000), I:338.

4 Frederick Lewis Weis, Walter Lee Sheppard, William Ryland Beall, <i>Magna Carta Sureties 1215: the Barons Named in the Magna Carta, 1215 and Some of their Descendants who Settled in America during the Early Colonial Years</i> (Genealogical Publishing Company, 1999), 143-3, 150-5.

5 J E E S Sharp and A E Stamp, <i>Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem </i> (London: n.p., n.d.), 1 Henry III: 261-273.

6 J E E S Sharp and A E Stamp, <i>Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem </i> (London: n.p., n.d.), 2 Edward I: 284-295.

7 George Edward Cokayne, "Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom" (Sutton Publishing Ltd., 2000), I:337-8.

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