Post by Douglas Richardson
Dear Newsgroup ~
I keep notes on kinsfolk of all English and Scottish nobility in the medieval and early modern periods.
Over the past several years, I've encountered several kinsfolk of Sir Henry de Beaumont, 1st Lord Beaumont [died 1340], and his siblings, Louis de Beaumont, Bishop of Durham [died 1333], and Isabel de Beaumont [died 1334], wife of John de Vescy, Knt. I've copied below the pertinent citations.
1. Rymer, Fœdera 2(2) (1739): 16 (Almaricus [Amaury] de Trewe styled “kinsman” [consanguineus] of Louis [de Beaumont], Bishop of Durham in letter from King Edward II to the Pope John XXII dated 1321).
2. Cal.of Close Rolls, 1307–1313 (1892): 342 (Isabella de Prulay styled “kinswoman” of Henry de Beaumont in 1311; she desiring to devote herself to God, King Edward II requested that she be admitted into the convent of Caen in Normandy).
3. Cal. of Patent Rolls, 1330–1334 (1893): 240 (Amaury de Trew styled "kinsman" by Lewis [de Beaumont], Bishop of Durham in grant dated 1331).
4. Byerly & Byerly, Recs. of the Wardrobe & Household 1286–1289 (1986): 243, 258 (instances of Nicholas (or Colin) de Purle[y] styled “kinsman” [nepotis] of lady Isabel de Vescy).
As we see above, the Beaumont family had two kinsman, Amaury de Trew(e) and Nicholas (or Colin) de Purle[y], and one kinswoman, Isabella de Prulay.
Does anyone know how the Beaumont family is related to these people? Just a reminder: Such kinships can be as far afield as 5th cousin, so they need not be in the immediate family of Lord Beaumont and his siblings.
Best always, Douglas Richardson, Salt Lake City, Utah
Here's a couple more references for you:
15 July 1290, Notification that William de Vescy and Isabella, late the wife of John de Vescy, in the king's presence, by their letters patent gave in fee simple to Collinus de Pruley all the right in the lands and ovens (furnis), in
Arboneires, which came to them by the death of the said John, brother of the said William.
Calendar of Patent Rolls, Edward I, vol. 2: 1281-1292 (1893), 375.
22 August 1290, Notification that William de Vescy and Isabella, late the wife of John de Vescy, have given to Collinus de Pruley, in fee simple, their interest in the lands and ovens (fornis) in Arboneyres, to hold of Agnes de Hamel and her heirs for ever.
Calendar of Patent Rolls, Edward I, vol. 2: 1281-1292 (1893), 382.
26 April 1318, Grant by Louis, bishop of Durham, to Aimery de Trew, his kinsman, of the manor of Felling, which came to the bishop by forfeiture of Walter de Selby, who had placed himself in the fealty of Robert Bruce; to be held by Aimery and his heirs of the lord of the fee in perpetuity. Witnesses: Henry Beaumont, Philip Darcy, Robert Breton', John de Lymbiri, knights; Mr Richard de Eryom, Mr John del Isle; Thomas de Hessewell', Thomas de Sunbyri, clerks. Date: Somerton', 26 April 1318.
Durham Cathedral Muniments, Register II, f.102r.
27 January 1332, Inspeximus and confirmation of the confirmation by William, prior, and the convent of Durham; dated 10 January 1332, of letters of Lewis bishop of Durham, dated Alverton, 27 December 1331, reciting that he had granted to Americus de Trew, his kinsman, the manor of Fellyng, in the bishopric of Durham, an escheat by the forfeiture of Walter de Selby who put himself in the fealty of Robert de Bruys, to hold to him and his heirs by the same services as the said Walter held by, and that Americus had since granted the same to Thomas Surteyse, his heirs and assigns; and, in consideration of services rendered by the said Thomas to the bishop and his church, ratifying his estate in the said manor.
Calendar of Patent Rolls, Edward III, vol. 2: 1330-1334 (1893), 240.
Pruley, or Prulay, would appear to be in France, possibly in Perche.