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Ancestral to the Coggeshalls, the early history of this family has
appeared in skeletal detail in some older texts (eg Blomefield) but
without any great detail or reference to primary sources.

I have sketched a conjectural stemma, with the generous assistance of
Rosie Bevan - all errors however are entirely my own.

1. - de Polstead; father of:

2a. Hugh de Polstead, had an interest in Compton, Surrey: "final
concord between Walter de Windeshores and Hugh de Polsted and Cecilia
his wife, 26 May 1196" (Pipe Roll Soc. Pub. XVII: Feet of Fines,
Surrey, Richard I, #3); named in connection with Winterbourne and
Christemareford, Wilts, c1196 (Pipe Roll, 7 and 8 Richard I); party
with William de Hay to an action relating to the advowson of
Stratford, 8 Richard I (Suffolk Feet of Fines); in an action with
Geoffrey de Meisy, Somerset, 1198 (Curia Regis Rolls, Vol 1, p 53);
gave land as a maritagium to Matilda, wife of Roger de Lenham the
elder, possibly his daughter (Bracton's Notebook, Michaelmas 1228);
married Cecilia; issue:

3a. Hugh de Polstead, attorned for his father in case against Geoffrey
de Maisil in Somerset, 1198 (Curia Regis Rolls, Vol 1, p 53); owed
castle dues to Dover Castle for land at Burnham in Brothercross
Hundred, Norfolk, 1198 (Domesday Descendants, p 641, citing Fees,
1329); benefactor of Oseney Abbey (DD); accused by Walter de
Grandcourt in 1 John of having made his sister-in-law (Walter's niece)
a nun (Selden Soc. Pub., 1948, Suffolk, #2148); made over land,
together with his wife's unmarried sister, 1200 (Curia Regis Rolls,
Vol 1, p 303); named with his wife Hawise, and William de Gimingham
and his wife Juliana, in relation to property at Saham, 1208-9
(Norfolk Feet of Fines, p 26, 10 John, #369); sued by Richard de
Argentein and Joan his wife [widow of Roger de Lenham the younger]
regarding one third part of lands with rent in Polstead, 1229 (Cal.
Close Rolls); died circa 1236 (Cal. Close Rolls, 1234-7, p 406);
married by 1198 Hawise de Chandos, daughter and coheir of Hugh de
Chandos by Ascelina, daughter of William de Grandcourt; in relation to
a suit against Walter de Grandcourt, who had illegally seized Burnham,
a jury in 1206 confirmed that Ascelina de Candos, mother of Hawise
wife of Hugh de Polstead, was seised at her death of one carucate of
land with appurtenances in Burnham, given to her at her marriage by
William de Grancurt, her father; Juliana the wife of William de
Gimingham was Ascelina's coheir (Curia Regis Rolls, Vol 4, 7-8 John, p
103); "William de Gimingham and Juliana his wife, and Hugh de Polstead
and Hawise his wife: tenement which was of Hugh de Candos, father of
the said Juliana and Hawise, and of Asceline, wife of the said Hugh",
3 May 1209 [Norfolk Feet of Fines, 1956, p 100 et seq, #210); her
husband gave land at St Margaret's, Beresmere to the Abbey of
Castleacre for the soul of his wife Hawise (Blomefield's Norfolk).
Issue:

4. Hugh de Polstead, succeeded his father, 1236: "Instructions given
to Adam fitz Walter, the King's escheator, that the King had taken the
homage of Hugh, son and heir of Hugh de Polstead, for the five fees
which Hugh had held in chief of the honours of Raleigh and Haughley;
he was instructed to take security for payment of relief and to give
Hugh full seisin of his lands" (Cal. Close Rolls, 1234-7, p 406); heir
of Michael de Polstead, 1239-40 (Bracton's Notebook, Coram Rege cases
24 Henry III, p 296); as "Hugh, son of Hugh de Polstead", involved in
a London property transaction, 1240-1 (PRO E 329/74); in an action
with Ralph de la Hay over the advowson of Stratford, c1250 (Suffolk
Feet of Fines, 34 Henry III); party to suit by Roger de Burnham and
Elena his wife regarding land at Burnham Depedale, 1256-7 (Norfolk
Feet of Fines, 41 Henry III, #1299, p 90); died 1265; IPM:

"Hugh de Polested: writ issued 14 December 50 Henry III [1265]: his
daughters Hawise aged 22, Petronilla aged 18, and Rohese, 14-15 and
more, are heirs; Suffolk: Polstede manor held of the honour of Releye,
doing service of four knights' fees; Norfolk: Burnham manor and 40
acres of land held of the fee of Sir William de Grandcurt by service
of ¼ of a knight's fee, and there are moieties there of the advowsons
of the churches of St Margaret and All Saints" (Cal. IPMs Henry III,
vol 1, p 199, C Henry III File 33(6))

married by 1241 Aubrey, daughter of Alan fitz Auger: "Hugh, son of
Hugh de Polsted, knight, and Aubrey his wife, daughter of Alan son of
Auger: demise of a rent from land and buildings in Cannon Street in
the parish of St Mary Abchurch, London, 1240-1" (PRO E329/74). Issue:

5a. Hawise de Polstead, born circa 1243; coheir to her father, 1265,
then aged 22; "licence for Hawise, first born daughter and one of the
heirs of Hugh de Polstead, who held in chief, for a fine of 20 marks,
that she may marry whomsoever she will, provided that he have adhered
constantly to the King and Edward his son" (Cal. Pat. Rolls, 28 March
1266); married William Lambourne (cf 'Thomas', per Blomefield); IPM
states he held Polsted manor, Suffolk, his son and heir James being
aged 31 and more (Cal. IPMs, Vol 3, Edward I, #579). Issue:

6. James Lambourne, living 1308; married Joan (PRO C 143/67/22;
Blomefield)

5b. Petronilla de Polstead, born circa 1247; coheir to her father,
1265, then aged 18; "grant to Robert Walerund for a fine of 40 marks
of the marriage of Pernell and Rose, daughters and heirs of Hugh de
Polested, who held in chief" (Cal. Pat. Rolls, 1 April 1266); the King
presented to two parts of the living of All Saints, Burnham, "the
lands and two heirs of Hugh de Polsted, tenant in chief, being in his
hands", 20 February 1267 (Cal. Pat. Rolls); her seal on a feoffment
dated 23 May 1308 described as "the figure of a woman holding in her
right hand an escutcheon of the arms of Polsted... a fret... in her left a
chief indented... and circumscribed Sigillu Petronille de
Kemesek" (Suffolk RO, Ipswich, HD 1538); settled "half the manor of
Polstead on herself for life, remainder to Thomas her son for life,
remainder to James de Lamburne, Joan his wife, and his heirs, 1 Edward
II [1308]" (PRO C 143/67/22); married Edmund de Kemesek, son and
eventual heir of Edmund de Kemesek, of Fordham, Cambs [VCH Cambs]; of
age, 1268 [VCH Cambs]; died 1288; IPM:

"Edmund de Kemesek: writ issued 12 May 16 Edward I; Essex: at Felsted,
a messuage, 106 acres of arable, 6 acres of meadow, 8 acres of
pasture; at Tilbury, 72 acres of arable, 16 acres of meadow and a
ferry worth £10 per annum; he died on Thursday before SS Philip &
James, 16 Edward I; Edmund his son is his heir, aged 19 and more; at
Great Samford, a messuage and garden, 413 acres of arable, 21 acres of
meadow, 6 ½ acres of pasture, 50 acres of wood and a windmill.
Suffolk: at Ixnynge, a capital messuage, 180 acres of arable, 3 acres
of meadow, 6 acres of pasture, a windmill and a dovecot; as at Whitsun
Eve, 16 Edward I, his heir is aged 19 years and 12 weeks. Cambs: at
Fordham, a messuage, 78 acres arable and 2 ½ acres of pasture". [Cal.
IPMs, Edward I, Vol 2, #677]

left issue.

5c. Rohese de Polstead, born circa 1251; coheir to her father, 1265,
then aged 14 or 15; her marriage granted to Robert Walerund, 1266
(Cal. Pat. R.); married Robert le Moyne (Blomefield); issue:

6. Emma le Moyne, married Sir Ralph de Hemenhale (Blomefield); issue:

7. John de Hemenhale, ff 21 Edward III (Blomefield); issue:

8. Ralph de Hemenhale, ff 44 Edward III (Blomefield); issue:

9. Sir Robert de Hemenhale, ff 3 Richard II; married Joan de la Pole
(Blomefield)

3b. Alice de Polstead, as "Alice, daughter of Cecilia and Hugh de
Polsted", registered a claim in a suit between Bartholomew de
Walsingham and Cecilia his wife and her sister Margaret, against
Walter Gaugy and Alice his wife in Polstead, 35 Henry III
[c1251]" (Suffolk Feet of Fines, p 54)

2b. Alice de Polstead, sister of Hugh de Polstead (DD, p 331, citing
the Cartulary of St John's Abbey, Colchester); married Everard de
Boxted, Lord of Boxted, Essex, ff circa 1180 (VCH Essex, sub Boxted);
his descendants retained the manor of Boxted until 1441; issue:

3a. Hugh de Boxted, succeeded to his father's estates; gave a moiety
of the advowson of Boxted to Colchester Abbey by 1181; became a monk
there; married Adelisa; left issue (DD, p 331):

4. Adam de Boxted, gave assent to his father becoming a monk (DD)

3b. William de Boxted (DD)

3c. Reginald de Boxted (DD)

3d. Warner de Boxted, a monk at Colchester (DD)

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Peter G. M. Dale
2014-08-10 08:05:35 UTC
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Greetings,

Just a brief note to inquire whether anyone knows, or has any information regarding, the family or parentage of William de Grandcourt (see referenced in this thread)? He was father of Ascelina who married Hugh de Chandos. Their daughter Hawise was wife of Hugh de Polstead (m. by 1198). Hawise had a sister Juliana who married William de Gimingham. I'm interested in knowing more about William de Grandcourt if such information is available. Many thanks.

Cheers,

Pete
Post by m***@btinternet.com
Ancestral to the Coggeshalls, the early history of this family has
appeared in skeletal detail in some older texts (eg Blomefield) but
without any great detail or reference to primary sources.
I have sketched a conjectural stemma, with the generous assistance of
Rosie Bevan - all errors however are entirely my own.
2a. Hugh de Polstead, had an interest in Compton, Surrey: "final
concord between Walter de Windeshores and Hugh de Polsted and Cecilia
his wife, 26 May 1196" (Pipe Roll Soc. Pub. XVII: Feet of Fines,
Surrey, Richard I, #3); named in connection with Winterbourne and
Christemareford, Wilts, c1196 (Pipe Roll, 7 and 8 Richard I); party
with William de Hay to an action relating to the advowson of
Stratford, 8 Richard I (Suffolk Feet of Fines); in an action with
Geoffrey de Meisy, Somerset, 1198 (Curia Regis Rolls, Vol 1, p 53);
gave land as a maritagium to Matilda, wife of Roger de Lenham the
elder, possibly his daughter (Bracton's Notebook, Michaelmas 1228);
3a. Hugh de Polstead, attorned for his father in case against Geoffrey
de Maisil in Somerset, 1198 (Curia Regis Rolls, Vol 1, p 53); owed
castle dues to Dover Castle for land at Burnham in Brothercross
Hundred, Norfolk, 1198 (Domesday Descendants, p 641, citing Fees,
1329); benefactor of Oseney Abbey (DD); accused by Walter de
Grandcourt in 1 John of having made his sister-in-law (Walter's niece)
a nun (Selden Soc. Pub., 1948, Suffolk, #2148); made over land,
together with his wife's unmarried sister, 1200 (Curia Regis Rolls,
Vol 1, p 303); named with his wife Hawise, and William de Gimingham
and his wife Juliana, in relation to property at Saham, 1208-9
(Norfolk Feet of Fines, p 26, 10 John, #369); sued by Richard de
Argentein and Joan his wife [widow of Roger de Lenham the younger]
regarding one third part of lands with rent in Polstead, 1229 (Cal.
Close Rolls); died circa 1236 (Cal. Close Rolls, 1234-7, p 406);
married by 1198 Hawise de Chandos, daughter and coheir of Hugh de
Chandos by Ascelina, daughter of William de Grandcourt; in relation to
a suit against Walter de Grandcourt, who had illegally seized Burnham,
a jury in 1206 confirmed that Ascelina de Candos, mother of Hawise
wife of Hugh de Polstead, was seised at her death of one carucate of
land with appurtenances in Burnham, given to her at her marriage by
William de Grancurt, her father; Juliana the wife of William de
Gimingham was Ascelina's coheir (Curia Regis Rolls, Vol 4, 7-8 John, p
103); "William de Gimingham and Juliana his wife, and Hugh de Polstead
and Hawise his wife: tenement which was of Hugh de Candos, father of
the said Juliana and Hawise, and of Asceline, wife of the said Hugh",
3 May 1209 [Norfolk Feet of Fines, 1956, p 100 et seq, #210); her
husband gave land at St Margaret's, Beresmere to the Abbey of
Castleacre for the soul of his wife Hawise (Blomefield's Norfolk).
4. Hugh de Polstead, succeeded his father, 1236: "Instructions given
to Adam fitz Walter, the King's escheator, that the King had taken the
homage of Hugh, son and heir of Hugh de Polstead, for the five fees
which Hugh had held in chief of the honours of Raleigh and Haughley;
he was instructed to take security for payment of relief and to give
Hugh full seisin of his lands" (Cal. Close Rolls, 1234-7, p 406); heir
of Michael de Polstead, 1239-40 (Bracton's Notebook, Coram Rege cases
24 Henry III, p 296); as "Hugh, son of Hugh de Polstead", involved in
a London property transaction, 1240-1 (PRO E 329/74); in an action
with Ralph de la Hay over the advowson of Stratford, c1250 (Suffolk
Feet of Fines, 34 Henry III); party to suit by Roger de Burnham and
Elena his wife regarding land at Burnham Depedale, 1256-7 (Norfolk
"Hugh de Polested: writ issued 14 December 50 Henry III [1265]: his
daughters Hawise aged 22, Petronilla aged 18, and Rohese, 14-15 and
more, are heirs; Suffolk: Polstede manor held of the honour of Releye,
doing service of four knights' fees; Norfolk: Burnham manor and 40
acres of land held of the fee of Sir William de Grandcurt by service
of 1/4 of a knight's fee, and there are moieties there of the advowsons
of the churches of St Margaret and All Saints" (Cal. IPMs Henry III,
vol 1, p 199, C Henry III File 33(6))
married by 1241 Aubrey, daughter of Alan fitz Auger: "Hugh, son of
Hugh de Polsted, knight, and Aubrey his wife, daughter of Alan son of
Auger: demise of a rent from land and buildings in Cannon Street in
5a. Hawise de Polstead, born circa 1243; coheir to her father, 1265,
then aged 22; "licence for Hawise, first born daughter and one of the
heirs of Hugh de Polstead, who held in chief, for a fine of 20 marks,
that she may marry whomsoever she will, provided that he have adhered
constantly to the King and Edward his son" (Cal. Pat. Rolls, 28 March
1266); married William Lambourne (cf 'Thomas', per Blomefield); IPM
states he held Polsted manor, Suffolk, his son and heir James being
6. James Lambourne, living 1308; married Joan (PRO C 143/67/22;
Blomefield)
5b. Petronilla de Polstead, born circa 1247; coheir to her father,
1265, then aged 18; "grant to Robert Walerund for a fine of 40 marks
of the marriage of Pernell and Rose, daughters and heirs of Hugh de
Polested, who held in chief" (Cal. Pat. Rolls, 1 April 1266); the King
presented to two parts of the living of All Saints, Burnham, "the
lands and two heirs of Hugh de Polsted, tenant in chief, being in his
hands", 20 February 1267 (Cal. Pat. Rolls); her seal on a feoffment
dated 23 May 1308 described as "the figure of a woman holding in her
right hand an escutcheon of the arms of Polsted... a fret... in her left a
chief indented... and circumscribed Sigillu Petronille de
Kemesek" (Suffolk RO, Ipswich, HD 1538); settled "half the manor of
Polstead on herself for life, remainder to Thomas her son for life,
remainder to James de Lamburne, Joan his wife, and his heirs, 1 Edward
II [1308]" (PRO C 143/67/22); married Edmund de Kemesek, son and
eventual heir of Edmund de Kemesek, of Fordham, Cambs [VCH Cambs]; of
"Edmund de Kemesek: writ issued 12 May 16 Edward I; Essex: at Felsted,
a messuage, 106 acres of arable, 6 acres of meadow, 8 acres of
pasture; at Tilbury, 72 acres of arable, 16 acres of meadow and a
ferry worth £10 per annum; he died on Thursday before SS Philip &
James, 16 Edward I; Edmund his son is his heir, aged 19 and more; at
Great Samford, a messuage and garden, 413 acres of arable, 21 acres of
meadow, 6 1/2 acres of pasture, 50 acres of wood and a windmill.
Suffolk: at Ixnynge, a capital messuage, 180 acres of arable, 3 acres
of meadow, 6 acres of pasture, a windmill and a dovecot; as at Whitsun
Eve, 16 Edward I, his heir is aged 19 years and 12 weeks. Cambs: at
Fordham, a messuage, 78 acres arable and 2 1/2 acres of pasture". [Cal.
IPMs, Edward I, Vol 2, #677]
left issue.
5c. Rohese de Polstead, born circa 1251; coheir to her father, 1265,
then aged 14 or 15; her marriage granted to Robert Walerund, 1266
9. Sir Robert de Hemenhale, ff 3 Richard II; married Joan de la Pole
(Blomefield)
3b. Alice de Polstead, as "Alice, daughter of Cecilia and Hugh de
Polsted", registered a claim in a suit between Bartholomew de
Walsingham and Cecilia his wife and her sister Margaret, against
Walter Gaugy and Alice his wife in Polstead, 35 Henry III
[c1251]" (Suffolk Feet of Fines, p 54)
2b. Alice de Polstead, sister of Hugh de Polstead (DD, p 331, citing
the Cartulary of St John's Abbey, Colchester); married Everard de
Boxted, Lord of Boxted, Essex, ff circa 1180 (VCH Essex, sub Boxted);
3a. Hugh de Boxted, succeeded to his father's estates; gave a moiety
of the advowson of Boxted to Colchester Abbey by 1181; became a monk
4. Adam de Boxted, gave assent to his father becoming a monk (DD)
3b. William de Boxted (DD)
3c. Reginald de Boxted (DD)
3d. Warner de Boxted, a monk at Colchester (DD)
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Greetings,
Just a brief note to inquire whether anyone knows, or has any information regarding, the family or parentage of William de Grandcourt (see referenced in this thread)? He was father of Ascelina who married Hugh de Chandos. Their daughter Hawise was wife of Hugh de Polstead (m. by 1198). Hawise had a sister Juliana who married William de Gimingham. I'm interested in knowing more about William de Grandcourt if such information is available. Many thanks.
Cheers,
Pete
Post by m***@btinternet.com
Ancestral to the Coggeshalls, the early history of this family has
appeared in skeletal detail in some older texts (eg Blomefield) but
without any great detail or reference to primary sources.
I have sketched a conjectural stemma, with the generous assistance of
Rosie Bevan - all errors however are entirely my own.
2a. Hugh de Polstead, had an interest in Compton, Surrey: "final
concord between Walter de Windeshores and Hugh de Polsted and Cecilia
his wife, 26 May 1196" (Pipe Roll Soc. Pub. XVII: Feet of Fines,
Surrey, Richard I, #3); named in connection with Winterbourne and
Christemareford, Wilts, c1196 (Pipe Roll, 7 and 8 Richard I); party
with William de Hay to an action relating to the advowson of
Stratford, 8 Richard I (Suffolk Feet of Fines); in an action with
Geoffrey de Meisy, Somerset, 1198 (Curia Regis Rolls, Vol 1, p 53);
gave land as a maritagium to Matilda, wife of Roger de Lenham the
elder, possibly his daughter (Bracton's Notebook, Michaelmas 1228);
3a. Hugh de Polstead, attorned for his father in case against Geoffrey
de Maisil in Somerset, 1198 (Curia Regis Rolls, Vol 1, p 53); owed
castle dues to Dover Castle for land at Burnham in Brothercross
Hundred, Norfolk, 1198 (Domesday Descendants, p 641, citing Fees,
1329); benefactor of Oseney Abbey (DD); accused by Walter de
Grandcourt in 1 John of having made his sister-in-law (Walter's niece)
a nun (Selden Soc. Pub., 1948, Suffolk, #2148); made over land,
together with his wife's unmarried sister, 1200 (Curia Regis Rolls,
Vol 1, p 303); named with his wife Hawise, and William de Gimingham
and his wife Juliana, in relation to property at Saham, 1208-9
(Norfolk Feet of Fines, p 26, 10 John, #369); sued by Richard de
Argentein and Joan his wife [widow of Roger de Lenham the younger]
regarding one third part of lands with rent in Polstead, 1229 (Cal.
Close Rolls); died circa 1236 (Cal. Close Rolls, 1234-7, p 406);
married by 1198 Hawise de Chandos, daughter and coheir of Hugh de
Chandos by Ascelina, daughter of William de Grandcourt; in relation to
a suit against Walter de Grandcourt, who had illegally seized Burnham,
a jury in 1206 confirmed that Ascelina de Candos, mother of Hawise
wife of Hugh de Polstead, was seised at her death of one carucate of
land with appurtenances in Burnham, given to her at her marriage by
William de Grancurt, her father; Juliana the wife of William de
Gimingham was Ascelina's coheir (Curia Regis Rolls, Vol 4, 7-8 John, p
103); "William de Gimingham and Juliana his wife, and Hugh de Polstead
and Hawise his wife: tenement which was of Hugh de Candos, father of
the said Juliana and Hawise, and of Asceline, wife of the said Hugh",
3 May 1209 [Norfolk Feet of Fines, 1956, p 100 et seq, #210); her
husband gave land at St Margaret's, Beresmere to the Abbey of
Castleacre for the soul of his wife Hawise (Blomefield's Norfolk).
4. Hugh de Polstead, succeeded his father, 1236: "Instructions given
to Adam fitz Walter, the King's escheator, that the King had taken the
homage of Hugh, son and heir of Hugh de Polstead, for the five fees
which Hugh had held in chief of the honours of Raleigh and Haughley;
he was instructed to take security for payment of relief and to give
Hugh full seisin of his lands" (Cal. Close Rolls, 1234-7, p 406); heir
of Michael de Polstead, 1239-40 (Bracton's Notebook, Coram Rege cases
24 Henry III, p 296); as "Hugh, son of Hugh de Polstead", involved in
a London property transaction, 1240-1 (PRO E 329/74); in an action
with Ralph de la Hay over the advowson of Stratford, c1250 (Suffolk
Feet of Fines, 34 Henry III); party to suit by Roger de Burnham and
Elena his wife regarding land at Burnham Depedale, 1256-7 (Norfolk
"Hugh de Polested: writ issued 14 December 50 Henry III [1265]: his
daughters Hawise aged 22, Petronilla aged 18, and Rohese, 14-15 and
more, are heirs; Suffolk: Polstede manor held of the honour of Releye,
doing service of four knights' fees; Norfolk: Burnham manor and 40
acres of land held of the fee of Sir William de Grandcurt by service
of 1/4 of a knight's fee, and there are moieties there of the advowsons
of the churches of St Margaret and All Saints" (Cal. IPMs Henry III,
vol 1, p 199, C Henry III File 33(6))
married by 1241 Aubrey, daughter of Alan fitz Auger: "Hugh, son of
Hugh de Polsted, knight, and Aubrey his wife, daughter of Alan son of
Auger: demise of a rent from land and buildings in Cannon Street in
5a. Hawise de Polstead, born circa 1243; coheir to her father, 1265,
then aged 22; "licence for Hawise, first born daughter and one of the
heirs of Hugh de Polstead, who held in chief, for a fine of 20 marks,
that she may marry whomsoever she will, provided that he have adhered
constantly to the King and Edward his son" (Cal. Pat. Rolls, 28 March
1266); married William Lambourne (cf 'Thomas', per Blomefield); IPM
states he held Polsted manor, Suffolk, his son and heir James being
6. James Lambourne, living 1308; married Joan (PRO C 143/67/22;
Blomefield)
5b. Petronilla de Polstead, born circa 1247; coheir to her father,
1265, then aged 18; "grant to Robert Walerund for a fine of 40 marks
of the marriage of Pernell and Rose, daughters and heirs of Hugh de
Polested, who held in chief" (Cal. Pat. Rolls, 1 April 1266); the King
presented to two parts of the living of All Saints, Burnham, "the
lands and two heirs of Hugh de Polsted, tenant in chief, being in his
hands", 20 February 1267 (Cal. Pat. Rolls); her seal on a feoffment
dated 23 May 1308 described as "the figure of a woman holding in her
right hand an escutcheon of the arms of Polsted... a fret... in her left a
chief indented... and circumscribed Sigillu Petronille de
Kemesek" (Suffolk RO, Ipswich, HD 1538); settled "half the manor of
Polstead on herself for life, remainder to Thomas her son for life,
remainder to James de Lamburne, Joan his wife, and his heirs, 1 Edward
II [1308]" (PRO C 143/67/22); married Edmund de Kemesek, son and
eventual heir of Edmund de Kemesek, of Fordham, Cambs [VCH Cambs]; of
"Edmund de Kemesek: writ issued 12 May 16 Edward I; Essex: at Felsted,
a messuage, 106 acres of arable, 6 acres of meadow, 8 acres of
pasture; at Tilbury, 72 acres of arable, 16 acres of meadow and a
ferry worth £10 per annum; he died on Thursday before SS Philip &
James, 16 Edward I; Edmund his son is his heir, aged 19 and more; at
Great Samford, a messuage and garden, 413 acres of arable, 21 acres of
meadow, 6 1/2 acres of pasture, 50 acres of wood and a windmill.
Suffolk: at Ixnynge, a capital messuage, 180 acres of arable, 3 acres
of meadow, 6 acres of pasture, a windmill and a dovecot; as at Whitsun
Eve, 16 Edward I, his heir is aged 19 years and 12 weeks. Cambs: at
Fordham, a messuage, 78 acres arable and 2 1/2 acres of pasture". [Cal.
IPMs, Edward I, Vol 2, #677]
left issue.
5c. Rohese de Polstead, born circa 1251; coheir to her father, 1265,
then aged 14 or 15; her marriage granted to Robert Walerund, 1266
9. Sir Robert de Hemenhale, ff 3 Richard II; married Joan de la Pole
(Blomefield)
3b. Alice de Polstead, as "Alice, daughter of Cecilia and Hugh de
Polsted", registered a claim in a suit between Bartholomew de
Walsingham and Cecilia his wife and her sister Margaret, against
Walter Gaugy and Alice his wife in Polstead, 35 Henry III
[c1251]" (Suffolk Feet of Fines, p 54)
2b. Alice de Polstead, sister of Hugh de Polstead (DD, p 331, citing
the Cartulary of St John's Abbey, Colchester); married Everard de
Boxted, Lord of Boxted, Essex, ff circa 1180 (VCH Essex, sub Boxted);
3a. Hugh de Boxted, succeeded to his father's estates; gave a moiety
of the advowson of Boxted to Colchester Abbey by 1181; became a monk
4. Adam de Boxted, gave assent to his father becoming a monk (DD)
3b. William de Boxted (DD)
3c. Reginald de Boxted (DD)
3d. Warner de Boxted, a monk at Colchester (DD)
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Greetings,

Further to my note above, in addition to any information on the background and family of William de Grandcourt, I would be most appreciative of any insights regarding the background and family of:

1. Emma le Moyne dau. of Robert le Moyne. Emma was the wife of Sir Ralph de Hemenhale d. 1328;
2. Alan fitz Auger father of Aubrey wife of Hugh de Polstead (grandfather of Emma le Moyne referenced above);
3. Hugh de Chandos father of Hawise de Chandos who m. Hugh de Polstead (father of the Hugh referenced above); and
4. The Polstead family.

Many thanks.

Cheers,

Pete

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Post by Peter G. M. Dale
Greetings,
Just a brief note to inquire whether anyone knows, or has any information regarding, the family or parentage of William de Grandcourt (see referenced in this thread)? He was father of Ascelina who married Hugh de Chandos. Their daughter Hawise was wife of Hugh de Polstead (m. by 1198). Hawise had a sister Juliana who married William de Gimingham. I'm interested in knowing more about William de Grandcourt if such information is available. Many thanks.
Cheers,
Pete
Post by m***@btinternet.com
Ancestral to the Coggeshalls, the early history of this family has
appeared in skeletal detail in some older texts (eg Blomefield) but
without any great detail or reference to primary sources.
I have sketched a conjectural stemma, with the generous assistance of
Rosie Bevan - all errors however are entirely my own.
2a. Hugh de Polstead, had an interest in Compton, Surrey: "final
concord between Walter de Windeshores and Hugh de Polsted and Cecilia
his wife, 26 May 1196" (Pipe Roll Soc. Pub. XVII: Feet of Fines,
Surrey, Richard I, #3); named in connection with Winterbourne and
Christemareford, Wilts, c1196 (Pipe Roll, 7 and 8 Richard I); party
with William de Hay to an action relating to the advowson of
Stratford, 8 Richard I (Suffolk Feet of Fines); in an action with
Geoffrey de Meisy, Somerset, 1198 (Curia Regis Rolls, Vol 1, p 53);
gave land as a maritagium to Matilda, wife of Roger de Lenham the
elder, possibly his daughter (Bracton's Notebook, Michaelmas 1228);
3a. Hugh de Polstead, attorned for his father in case against Geoffrey
de Maisil in Somerset, 1198 (Curia Regis Rolls, Vol 1, p 53); owed
castle dues to Dover Castle for land at Burnham in Brothercross
Hundred, Norfolk, 1198 (Domesday Descendants, p 641, citing Fees,
1329); benefactor of Oseney Abbey (DD); accused by Walter de
Grandcourt in 1 John of having made his sister-in-law (Walter's niece)
a nun (Selden Soc. Pub., 1948, Suffolk, #2148); made over land,
together with his wife's unmarried sister, 1200 (Curia Regis Rolls,
Vol 1, p 303); named with his wife Hawise, and William de Gimingham
and his wife Juliana, in relation to property at Saham, 1208-9
(Norfolk Feet of Fines, p 26, 10 John, #369); sued by Richard de
Argentein and Joan his wife [widow of Roger de Lenham the younger]
regarding one third part of lands with rent in Polstead, 1229 (Cal.
Close Rolls); died circa 1236 (Cal. Close Rolls, 1234-7, p 406);
married by 1198 Hawise de Chandos, daughter and coheir of Hugh de
Chandos by Ascelina, daughter of William de Grandcourt; in relation to
a suit against Walter de Grandcourt, who had illegally seized Burnham,
a jury in 1206 confirmed that Ascelina de Candos, mother of Hawise
wife of Hugh de Polstead, was seised at her death of one carucate of
land with appurtenances in Burnham, given to her at her marriage by
William de Grancurt, her father; Juliana the wife of William de
Gimingham was Ascelina's coheir (Curia Regis Rolls, Vol 4, 7-8 John, p
103); "William de Gimingham and Juliana his wife, and Hugh de Polstead
and Hawise his wife: tenement which was of Hugh de Candos, father of
the said Juliana and Hawise, and of Asceline, wife of the said Hugh",
3 May 1209 [Norfolk Feet of Fines, 1956, p 100 et seq, #210); her
husband gave land at St Margaret's, Beresmere to the Abbey of
Castleacre for the soul of his wife Hawise (Blomefield's Norfolk).
4. Hugh de Polstead, succeeded his father, 1236: "Instructions given
to Adam fitz Walter, the King's escheator, that the King had taken the
homage of Hugh, son and heir of Hugh de Polstead, for the five fees
which Hugh had held in chief of the honours of Raleigh and Haughley;
he was instructed to take security for payment of relief and to give
Hugh full seisin of his lands" (Cal. Close Rolls, 1234-7, p 406); heir
of Michael de Polstead, 1239-40 (Bracton's Notebook, Coram Rege cases
24 Henry III, p 296); as "Hugh, son of Hugh de Polstead", involved in
a London property transaction, 1240-1 (PRO E 329/74); in an action
with Ralph de la Hay over the advowson of Stratford, c1250 (Suffolk
Feet of Fines, 34 Henry III); party to suit by Roger de Burnham and
Elena his wife regarding land at Burnham Depedale, 1256-7 (Norfolk
"Hugh de Polested: writ issued 14 December 50 Henry III [1265]: his
daughters Hawise aged 22, Petronilla aged 18, and Rohese, 14-15 and
more, are heirs; Suffolk: Polstede manor held of the honour of Releye,
doing service of four knights' fees; Norfolk: Burnham manor and 40
acres of land held of the fee of Sir William de Grandcurt by service
of 1/4 of a knight's fee, and there are moieties there of the advowsons
of the churches of St Margaret and All Saints" (Cal. IPMs Henry III,
vol 1, p 199, C Henry III File 33(6))
married by 1241 Aubrey, daughter of Alan fitz Auger: "Hugh, son of
Hugh de Polsted, knight, and Aubrey his wife, daughter of Alan son of
Auger: demise of a rent from land and buildings in Cannon Street in
5a. Hawise de Polstead, born circa 1243; coheir to her father, 1265,
then aged 22; "licence for Hawise, first born daughter and one of the
heirs of Hugh de Polstead, who held in chief, for a fine of 20 marks,
that she may marry whomsoever she will, provided that he have adhered
constantly to the King and Edward his son" (Cal. Pat. Rolls, 28 March
1266); married William Lambourne (cf 'Thomas', per Blomefield); IPM
states he held Polsted manor, Suffolk, his son and heir James being
6. James Lambourne, living 1308; married Joan (PRO C 143/67/22;
Blomefield)
5b. Petronilla de Polstead, born circa 1247; coheir to her father,
1265, then aged 18; "grant to Robert Walerund for a fine of 40 marks
of the marriage of Pernell and Rose, daughters and heirs of Hugh de
Polested, who held in chief" (Cal. Pat. Rolls, 1 April 1266); the King
presented to two parts of the living of All Saints, Burnham, "the
lands and two heirs of Hugh de Polsted, tenant in chief, being in his
hands", 20 February 1267 (Cal. Pat. Rolls); her seal on a feoffment
dated 23 May 1308 described as "the figure of a woman holding in her
right hand an escutcheon of the arms of Polsted... a fret... in her left a
chief indented... and circumscribed Sigillu Petronille de
Kemesek" (Suffolk RO, Ipswich, HD 1538); settled "half the manor of
Polstead on herself for life, remainder to Thomas her son for life,
remainder to James de Lamburne, Joan his wife, and his heirs, 1 Edward
II [1308]" (PRO C 143/67/22); married Edmund de Kemesek, son and
eventual heir of Edmund de Kemesek, of Fordham, Cambs [VCH Cambs]; of
"Edmund de Kemesek: writ issued 12 May 16 Edward I; Essex: at Felsted,
a messuage, 106 acres of arable, 6 acres of meadow, 8 acres of
pasture; at Tilbury, 72 acres of arable, 16 acres of meadow and a
ferry worth £10 per annum; he died on Thursday before SS Philip &
James, 16 Edward I; Edmund his son is his heir, aged 19 and more; at
Great Samford, a messuage and garden, 413 acres of arable, 21 acres of
meadow, 6 1/2 acres of pasture, 50 acres of wood and a windmill.
Suffolk: at Ixnynge, a capital messuage, 180 acres of arable, 3 acres
of meadow, 6 acres of pasture, a windmill and a dovecot; as at Whitsun
Eve, 16 Edward I, his heir is aged 19 years and 12 weeks. Cambs: at
Fordham, a messuage, 78 acres arable and 2 1/2 acres of pasture". [Cal.
IPMs, Edward I, Vol 2, #677]
left issue.
5c. Rohese de Polstead, born circa 1251; coheir to her father, 1265,
then aged 14 or 15; her marriage granted to Robert Walerund, 1266
9. Sir Robert de Hemenhale, ff 3 Richard II; married Joan de la Pole
(Blomefield)
3b. Alice de Polstead, as "Alice, daughter of Cecilia and Hugh de
Polsted", registered a claim in a suit between Bartholomew de
Walsingham and Cecilia his wife and her sister Margaret, against
Walter Gaugy and Alice his wife in Polstead, 35 Henry III
[c1251]" (Suffolk Feet of Fines, p 54)
2b. Alice de Polstead, sister of Hugh de Polstead (DD, p 331, citing
the Cartulary of St John's Abbey, Colchester); married Everard de
Boxted, Lord of Boxted, Essex, ff circa 1180 (VCH Essex, sub Boxted);
3a. Hugh de Boxted, succeeded to his father's estates; gave a moiety
of the advowson of Boxted to Colchester Abbey by 1181; became a monk
4. Adam de Boxted, gave assent to his father becoming a monk (DD)
3b. William de Boxted (DD)
3c. Reginald de Boxted (DD)
3d. Warner de Boxted, a monk at Colchester (DD)
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2018-05-24 22:41:29 UTC
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Greetings,
1. Emma le Moyne dau. of Robert le Moyne. Emma was the wife of Sir Ralph de Hemenhale d. 1328;
2. Alan fitz Auger father of Aubrey wife of Hugh de Polstead (grandfather of Emma le Moyne referenced above);
3. Hugh de Chandos father of Hawise de Chandos who m. Hugh de Polstead (father of the Hugh referenced above); and
4. The Polstead family.
Many thanks.
Cheers,
Pete
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Post by Peter G. M. Dale
Greetings,
Just a brief note to inquire whether anyone knows, or has any information regarding, the family or parentage of William de Grandcourt (see referenced in this thread)? He was father of Ascelina who married Hugh de Chandos. Their daughter Hawise was wife of Hugh de Polstead (m. by 1198). Hawise had a sister Juliana who married William de Gimingham. I'm interested in knowing more about William de Grandcourt if such information is available. Many thanks.
Cheers,
Pete
Post by m***@btinternet.com
Ancestral to the Coggeshalls, the early history of this family has
appeared in skeletal detail in some older texts (eg Blomefield) but
without any great detail or reference to primary sources.
I have sketched a conjectural stemma, with the generous assistance of
Rosie Bevan - all errors however are entirely my own.
2a. Hugh de Polstead, had an interest in Compton, Surrey: "final
concord between Walter de Windeshores and Hugh de Polsted and Cecilia
his wife, 26 May 1196" (Pipe Roll Soc. Pub. XVII: Feet of Fines,
Surrey, Richard I, #3); named in connection with Winterbourne and
Christemareford, Wilts, c1196 (Pipe Roll, 7 and 8 Richard I); party
with William de Hay to an action relating to the advowson of
Stratford, 8 Richard I (Suffolk Feet of Fines); in an action with
Geoffrey de Meisy, Somerset, 1198 (Curia Regis Rolls, Vol 1, p 53);
gave land as a maritagium to Matilda, wife of Roger de Lenham the
elder, possibly his daughter (Bracton's Notebook, Michaelmas 1228);
3a. Hugh de Polstead, attorned for his father in case against Geoffrey
de Maisil in Somerset, 1198 (Curia Regis Rolls, Vol 1, p 53); owed
castle dues to Dover Castle for land at Burnham in Brothercross
Hundred, Norfolk, 1198 (Domesday Descendants, p 641, citing Fees,
1329); benefactor of Oseney Abbey (DD); accused by Walter de
Grandcourt in 1 John of having made his sister-in-law (Walter's niece)
a nun (Selden Soc. Pub., 1948, Suffolk, #2148); made over land,
together with his wife's unmarried sister, 1200 (Curia Regis Rolls,
Vol 1, p 303); named with his wife Hawise, and William de Gimingham
and his wife Juliana, in relation to property at Saham, 1208-9
(Norfolk Feet of Fines, p 26, 10 John, #369); sued by Richard de
Argentein and Joan his wife [widow of Roger de Lenham the younger]
regarding one third part of lands with rent in Polstead, 1229 (Cal.
Close Rolls); died circa 1236 (Cal. Close Rolls, 1234-7, p 406);
married by 1198 Hawise de Chandos, daughter and coheir of Hugh de
Chandos by Ascelina, daughter of William de Grandcourt; in relation to
a suit against Walter de Grandcourt, who had illegally seized Burnham,
a jury in 1206 confirmed that Ascelina de Candos, mother of Hawise
wife of Hugh de Polstead, was seised at her death of one carucate of
land with appurtenances in Burnham, given to her at her marriage by
William de Grancurt, her father; Juliana the wife of William de
Gimingham was Ascelina's coheir (Curia Regis Rolls, Vol 4, 7-8 John, p
103); "William de Gimingham and Juliana his wife, and Hugh de Polstead
and Hawise his wife: tenement which was of Hugh de Candos, father of
the said Juliana and Hawise, and of Asceline, wife of the said Hugh",
3 May 1209 [Norfolk Feet of Fines, 1956, p 100 et seq, #210); her
husband gave land at St Margaret's, Beresmere to the Abbey of
Castleacre for the soul of his wife Hawise (Blomefield's Norfolk).
4. Hugh de Polstead, succeeded his father, 1236: "Instructions given
to Adam fitz Walter, the King's escheator, that the King had taken the
homage of Hugh, son and heir of Hugh de Polstead, for the five fees
which Hugh had held in chief of the honours of Raleigh and Haughley;
he was instructed to take security for payment of relief and to give
Hugh full seisin of his lands" (Cal. Close Rolls, 1234-7, p 406); heir
of Michael de Polstead, 1239-40 (Bracton's Notebook, Coram Rege cases
24 Henry III, p 296); as "Hugh, son of Hugh de Polstead", involved in
a London property transaction, 1240-1 (PRO E 329/74); in an action
with Ralph de la Hay over the advowson of Stratford, c1250 (Suffolk
Feet of Fines, 34 Henry III); party to suit by Roger de Burnham and
Elena his wife regarding land at Burnham Depedale, 1256-7 (Norfolk
"Hugh de Polested: writ issued 14 December 50 Henry III [1265]: his
daughters Hawise aged 22, Petronilla aged 18, and Rohese, 14-15 and
more, are heirs; Suffolk: Polstede manor held of the honour of Releye,
doing service of four knights' fees; Norfolk: Burnham manor and 40
acres of land held of the fee of Sir William de Grandcurt by service
of 1/4 of a knight's fee, and there are moieties there of the advowsons
of the churches of St Margaret and All Saints" (Cal. IPMs Henry III,
vol 1, p 199, C Henry III File 33(6))
married by 1241 Aubrey, daughter of Alan fitz Auger: "Hugh, son of
Hugh de Polsted, knight, and Aubrey his wife, daughter of Alan son of
Auger: demise of a rent from land and buildings in Cannon Street in
5a. Hawise de Polstead, born circa 1243; coheir to her father, 1265,
then aged 22; "licence for Hawise, first born daughter and one of the
heirs of Hugh de Polstead, who held in chief, for a fine of 20 marks,
that she may marry whomsoever she will, provided that he have adhered
constantly to the King and Edward his son" (Cal. Pat. Rolls, 28 March
1266); married William Lambourne (cf 'Thomas', per Blomefield); IPM
states he held Polsted manor, Suffolk, his son and heir James being
6. James Lambourne, living 1308; married Joan (PRO C 143/67/22;
Blomefield)
5b. Petronilla de Polstead, born circa 1247; coheir to her father,
1265, then aged 18; "grant to Robert Walerund for a fine of 40 marks
of the marriage of Pernell and Rose, daughters and heirs of Hugh de
Polested, who held in chief" (Cal. Pat. Rolls, 1 April 1266); the King
presented to two parts of the living of All Saints, Burnham, "the
lands and two heirs of Hugh de Polsted, tenant in chief, being in his
hands", 20 February 1267 (Cal. Pat. Rolls); her seal on a feoffment
dated 23 May 1308 described as "the figure of a woman holding in her
right hand an escutcheon of the arms of Polsted... a fret... in her left a
chief indented... and circumscribed Sigillu Petronille de
Kemesek" (Suffolk RO, Ipswich, HD 1538); settled "half the manor of
Polstead on herself for life, remainder to Thomas her son for life,
remainder to James de Lamburne, Joan his wife, and his heirs, 1 Edward
II [1308]" (PRO C 143/67/22); married Edmund de Kemesek, son and
eventual heir of Edmund de Kemesek, of Fordham, Cambs [VCH Cambs]; of
"Edmund de Kemesek: writ issued 12 May 16 Edward I; Essex: at Felsted,
a messuage, 106 acres of arable, 6 acres of meadow, 8 acres of
pasture; at Tilbury, 72 acres of arable, 16 acres of meadow and a
ferry worth £10 per annum; he died on Thursday before SS Philip &
James, 16 Edward I; Edmund his son is his heir, aged 19 and more; at
Great Samford, a messuage and garden, 413 acres of arable, 21 acres of
meadow, 6 1/2 acres of pasture, 50 acres of wood and a windmill.
Suffolk: at Ixnynge, a capital messuage, 180 acres of arable, 3 acres
of meadow, 6 acres of pasture, a windmill and a dovecot; as at Whitsun
Eve, 16 Edward I, his heir is aged 19 years and 12 weeks. Cambs: at
Fordham, a messuage, 78 acres arable and 2 1/2 acres of pasture". [Cal.
IPMs, Edward I, Vol 2, #677]
left issue.
5c. Rohese de Polstead, born circa 1251; coheir to her father, 1265,
then aged 14 or 15; her marriage granted to Robert Walerund, 1266
9. Sir Robert de Hemenhale, ff 3 Richard II; married Joan de la Pole
(Blomefield)
3b. Alice de Polstead, as "Alice, daughter of Cecilia and Hugh de
Polsted", registered a claim in a suit between Bartholomew de
Walsingham and Cecilia his wife and her sister Margaret, against
Walter Gaugy and Alice his wife in Polstead, 35 Henry III
[c1251]" (Suffolk Feet of Fines, p 54)
2b. Alice de Polstead, sister of Hugh de Polstead (DD, p 331, citing
the Cartulary of St John's Abbey, Colchester); married Everard de
Boxted, Lord of Boxted, Essex, ff circa 1180 (VCH Essex, sub Boxted);
3a. Hugh de Boxted, succeeded to his father's estates; gave a moiety
of the advowson of Boxted to Colchester Abbey by 1181; became a monk
4. Adam de Boxted, gave assent to his father becoming a monk (DD)
3b. William de Boxted (DD)
3c. Reginald de Boxted (DD)
3d. Warner de Boxted, a monk at Colchester (DD)
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Hi Peter,

I have many of the same questions as you. I have been finding much online, but often, it leads to more questions. Have you had any luck with Aubrey Fitz Alan?

L.P.
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Greetings,
1. Emma le Moyne dau. of Robert le Moyne. Emma was the wife of Sir Ralph de Hemenhale d. 1328;
2. Alan fitz Auger father of Aubrey wife of Hugh de Polstead (grandfather of Emma le Moyne referenced above);
3. Hugh de Chandos father of Hawise de Chandos who m. Hugh de Polstead (father of the Hugh referenced above); and
4. The Polstead family.
Many thanks.
Cheers,
Pete
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Post by Peter G. M. Dale
Greetings,
Just a brief note to inquire whether anyone knows, or has any information regarding, the family or parentage of William de Grandcourt (see referenced in this thread)? He was father of Ascelina who married Hugh de Chandos. Their daughter Hawise was wife of Hugh de Polstead (m. by 1198). Hawise had a sister Juliana who married William de Gimingham. I'm interested in knowing more about William de Grandcourt if such information is available. Many thanks.
Cheers,
Pete
Post by m***@btinternet.com
Ancestral to the Coggeshalls, the early history of this family has
appeared in skeletal detail in some older texts (eg Blomefield) but
without any great detail or reference to primary sources.
I have sketched a conjectural stemma, with the generous assistance of
Rosie Bevan - all errors however are entirely my own.
2a. Hugh de Polstead, had an interest in Compton, Surrey: "final
concord between Walter de Windeshores and Hugh de Polsted and Cecilia
his wife, 26 May 1196" (Pipe Roll Soc. Pub. XVII: Feet of Fines,
Surrey, Richard I, #3); named in connection with Winterbourne and
Christemareford, Wilts, c1196 (Pipe Roll, 7 and 8 Richard I); party
with William de Hay to an action relating to the advowson of
Stratford, 8 Richard I (Suffolk Feet of Fines); in an action with
Geoffrey de Meisy, Somerset, 1198 (Curia Regis Rolls, Vol 1, p 53);
gave land as a maritagium to Matilda, wife of Roger de Lenham the
elder, possibly his daughter (Bracton's Notebook, Michaelmas 1228);
3a. Hugh de Polstead, attorned for his father in case against Geoffrey
de Maisil in Somerset, 1198 (Curia Regis Rolls, Vol 1, p 53); owed
castle dues to Dover Castle for land at Burnham in Brothercross
Hundred, Norfolk, 1198 (Domesday Descendants, p 641, citing Fees,
1329); benefactor of Oseney Abbey (DD); accused by Walter de
Grandcourt in 1 John of having made his sister-in-law (Walter's niece)
a nun (Selden Soc. Pub., 1948, Suffolk, #2148); made over land,
together with his wife's unmarried sister, 1200 (Curia Regis Rolls,
Vol 1, p 303); named with his wife Hawise, and William de Gimingham
and his wife Juliana, in relation to property at Saham, 1208-9
(Norfolk Feet of Fines, p 26, 10 John, #369); sued by Richard de
Argentein and Joan his wife [widow of Roger de Lenham the younger]
regarding one third part of lands with rent in Polstead, 1229 (Cal.
Close Rolls); died circa 1236 (Cal. Close Rolls, 1234-7, p 406);
married by 1198 Hawise de Chandos, daughter and coheir of Hugh de
Chandos by Ascelina, daughter of William de Grandcourt; in relation to
a suit against Walter de Grandcourt, who had illegally seized Burnham,
a jury in 1206 confirmed that Ascelina de Candos, mother of Hawise
wife of Hugh de Polstead, was seised at her death of one carucate of
land with appurtenances in Burnham, given to her at her marriage by
William de Grancurt, her father; Juliana the wife of William de
Gimingham was Ascelina's coheir (Curia Regis Rolls, Vol 4, 7-8 John, p
103); "William de Gimingham and Juliana his wife, and Hugh de Polstead
and Hawise his wife: tenement which was of Hugh de Candos, father of
the said Juliana and Hawise, and of Asceline, wife of the said Hugh",
3 May 1209 [Norfolk Feet of Fines, 1956, p 100 et seq, #210); her
husband gave land at St Margaret's, Beresmere to the Abbey of
Castleacre for the soul of his wife Hawise (Blomefield's Norfolk).
4. Hugh de Polstead, succeeded his father, 1236: "Instructions given
to Adam fitz Walter, the King's escheator, that the King had taken the
homage of Hugh, son and heir of Hugh de Polstead, for the five fees
which Hugh had held in chief of the honours of Raleigh and Haughley;
he was instructed to take security for payment of relief and to give
Hugh full seisin of his lands" (Cal. Close Rolls, 1234-7, p 406); heir
of Michael de Polstead, 1239-40 (Bracton's Notebook, Coram Rege cases
24 Henry III, p 296); as "Hugh, son of Hugh de Polstead", involved in
a London property transaction, 1240-1 (PRO E 329/74); in an action
with Ralph de la Hay over the advowson of Stratford, c1250 (Suffolk
Feet of Fines, 34 Henry III); party to suit by Roger de Burnham and
Elena his wife regarding land at Burnham Depedale, 1256-7 (Norfolk
"Hugh de Polested: writ issued 14 December 50 Henry III [1265]: his
daughters Hawise aged 22, Petronilla aged 18, and Rohese, 14-15 and
more, are heirs; Suffolk: Polstede manor held of the honour of Releye,
doing service of four knights' fees; Norfolk: Burnham manor and 40
acres of land held of the fee of Sir William de Grandcurt by service
of 1/4 of a knight's fee, and there are moieties there of the advowsons
of the churches of St Margaret and All Saints" (Cal. IPMs Henry III,
vol 1, p 199, C Henry III File 33(6))
married by 1241 Aubrey, daughter of Alan fitz Auger: "Hugh, son of
Hugh de Polsted, knight, and Aubrey his wife, daughter of Alan son of
Auger: demise of a rent from land and buildings in Cannon Street in
5a. Hawise de Polstead, born circa 1243; coheir to her father, 1265,
then aged 22; "licence for Hawise, first born daughter and one of the
heirs of Hugh de Polstead, who held in chief, for a fine of 20 marks,
that she may marry whomsoever she will, provided that he have adhered
constantly to the King and Edward his son" (Cal. Pat. Rolls, 28 March
1266); married William Lambourne (cf 'Thomas', per Blomefield); IPM
states he held Polsted manor, Suffolk, his son and heir James being
6. James Lambourne, living 1308; married Joan (PRO C 143/67/22;
Blomefield)
5b. Petronilla de Polstead, born circa 1247; coheir to her father,
1265, then aged 18; "grant to Robert Walerund for a fine of 40 marks
of the marriage of Pernell and Rose, daughters and heirs of Hugh de
Polested, who held in chief" (Cal. Pat. Rolls, 1 April 1266); the King
presented to two parts of the living of All Saints, Burnham, "the
lands and two heirs of Hugh de Polsted, tenant in chief, being in his
hands", 20 February 1267 (Cal. Pat. Rolls); her seal on a feoffment
dated 23 May 1308 described as "the figure of a woman holding in her
right hand an escutcheon of the arms of Polsted... a fret... in her left a
chief indented... and circumscribed Sigillu Petronille de
Kemesek" (Suffolk RO, Ipswich, HD 1538); settled "half the manor of
Polstead on herself for life, remainder to Thomas her son for life,
remainder to James de Lamburne, Joan his wife, and his heirs, 1 Edward
II [1308]" (PRO C 143/67/22); married Edmund de Kemesek, son and
eventual heir of Edmund de Kemesek, of Fordham, Cambs [VCH Cambs]; of
"Edmund de Kemesek: writ issued 12 May 16 Edward I; Essex: at Felsted,
a messuage, 106 acres of arable, 6 acres of meadow, 8 acres of
pasture; at Tilbury, 72 acres of arable, 16 acres of meadow and a
ferry worth £10 per annum; he died on Thursday before SS Philip &
James, 16 Edward I; Edmund his son is his heir, aged 19 and more; at
Great Samford, a messuage and garden, 413 acres of arable, 21 acres of
meadow, 6 1/2 acres of pasture, 50 acres of wood and a windmill.
Suffolk: at Ixnynge, a capital messuage, 180 acres of arable, 3 acres
of meadow, 6 acres of pasture, a windmill and a dovecot; as at Whitsun
Eve, 16 Edward I, his heir is aged 19 years and 12 weeks. Cambs: at
Fordham, a messuage, 78 acres arable and 2 1/2 acres of pasture". [Cal.
IPMs, Edward I, Vol 2, #677]
left issue.
5c. Rohese de Polstead, born circa 1251; coheir to her father, 1265,
then aged 14 or 15; her marriage granted to Robert Walerund, 1266
9. Sir Robert de Hemenhale, ff 3 Richard II; married Joan de la Pole
(Blomefield)
3b. Alice de Polstead, as "Alice, daughter of Cecilia and Hugh de
Polsted", registered a claim in a suit between Bartholomew de
Walsingham and Cecilia his wife and her sister Margaret, against
Walter Gaugy and Alice his wife in Polstead, 35 Henry III
[c1251]" (Suffolk Feet of Fines, p 54)
2b. Alice de Polstead, sister of Hugh de Polstead (DD, p 331, citing
the Cartulary of St John's Abbey, Colchester); married Everard de
Boxted, Lord of Boxted, Essex, ff circa 1180 (VCH Essex, sub Boxted);
3a. Hugh de Boxted, succeeded to his father's estates; gave a moiety
of the advowson of Boxted to Colchester Abbey by 1181; became a monk
4. Adam de Boxted, gave assent to his father becoming a monk (DD)
3b. William de Boxted (DD)
3c. Reginald de Boxted (DD)
3d. Warner de Boxted, a monk at Colchester (DD)
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