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I've posted below my current file account of the senior Champernoun line which features a valid descent from King William the Conqueror. The account is based on my personal research and features information not found elsewhere in print.
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1. WILLIAM THE CONQUEROR, King of England, married MAUD OF FLANDERS.
2. HENRY I, King of England, by an unknown mistress, _____.
3. ROBERT FITZ ROY, Earl of Gloucester, married MABEL FITZ ROBERT.
4. ROBERT FITZ ROBERT, of Conarton (in Gwithian), Cornwaell, Castellan of Gloucester, younger son. He married HAWISE DE REDVERS (or REVIERS), daughter of Baldwin de Redvers (or Reviers), 1st Earl of Devon, by his wife, Adeliz [see DEVON 2 for her ancestry]. They had one daughter, Mabel. Sometime in the period, 1141–61, he and his wife, Hawise, made a gift to Quarr Abbey in the Isle of Wight. Sometime in the period, 1147–71, he witnessed a charter of his brother, Earl William, at Bristol to Gilbert Fitz John. Sometime in the period, 1147–50, probably before March 1148/9, he witnessed a treaty between his brother, Earl William, and Roger, Earl of Hereford. Sometime in the period, c. 1147–8, he witnessed a charter of his mother, Countess Mabel, and his brother, Earl William, announcing restorations made to Jocelin, Bishop of Salisbury. In 1154, as Robert son of the Earl of Gloucester, he conveyed to Richard the butler the manor of Conarton (in Gwithian), Cornwall for a payment 400 marks of silver and a silk cloth, and to his wife, “Harvisa” a palfrey. ROBERT FITZ ROBERT (or FITZ COUNT) died in 1170. In the period, c. 1193–1211, his widow, Hawise de Redvers, gave the manors of Fleet and Ibberton, Dorset to her grandson, Jordan de Champernoun. Sometime in the period, c.1216–26, Roger, prior of Christchurch and the convent acknowledged that they were bound to provide 20s. on the anniversary of Hawise from the land of Fleet, Dorset which she gave in free and perpetual alms to the priory.
Madox, Formulare Anglicanum (1702): 3–4 (charter of Hawise de Rivers daughter of Earl Baldwin). Pole, Colls. towards a Desc. of Devon (1791): 39 (“Haisculf de Salariis, or Soleigny, of Umberleigh, died 1171, & his sonne Philip succeeded in this Kinge [Henry II], and maried Hawis, da. of Baldwin Erle of Devon, & sister of Wm de Vernun.”), 82 (“Hasculphus de Soleignio, or de Solariis, was Lord of Umberley in Devonshire, and served Kinge Henry 2 in his warres. His sonne Gilbert married Hawis, the daughter of Baldwin Redvers, Erle of Devon. Hee died anno Domini 1171.”), 422–423. Dugdale, Monasticon Anglicanum 6(2) (1830): 1097–1098. Pertz, Chronica et Annales ævi Salici (Monumenta Germaniæ Historica, Scriptores 6) (1844): 519 (Roberti de Monte Cronica [Robert de Torigni]) sub 1170 —“Mortuo Roberto filio Roberti comitis Gloecestrie”). Worthy, Devonshire Parishes (1887): 60–66. Macray, Charters & Docs. illustrating the Hist. of the Cathedral, City, & Diocese of Salisbury (Rolls Series 97) (1891): 32–33 (charter dated c.1160 of M[abel], Countess of Gloucester, and her son, William, counsel of Gloucester; charter names her sons, William consul and Robert.). Dallas & Porter, Note-book of Tristram Risdon (1897): 127–128 (“Asculph de Solariis died Anno domini 1171 in the [18th] yeere of Henry II., and Gilbert de Solariis which had maried with Hawis, sister to Richard Erl of Devon, succeeded him, and his dwelling was also at Umberlegh. This man and his father alsoe did serve Henry II. in his British warres. He left issue Mabil his only daughter and heire, whom Jordan de Chambernon maried, and enjoyed Umberlegh and the rest of the said Gilberte's landes with her.”). C.P. 5 (1926): 686, footnote b (sub Gloucester). Collectanea Archæologica 1 (1862): 263–284. Patterson, Earldom of Gloucester Charters (1973): 63, 97–98, 155–156 (Robert and his brother, William styled “my sons” [filii mei] by their mother, Countess Mabel). Bearman, Charters of the Redvers Fam. & the Earldom of Devon, 1090–1217 (Devon & Cornwall Soc. n.s. 37) (1994): 4 (Redvers ped.). Hanna, Christchurch Priory Cartulary (Hampshire Rec. Ser. 18) (2007): 311–312. Fizzard, Plympton Priory (2008): 93n. (Hawise de Redvers was “benefactor of Quarr, Christchurch, Hartland Abbey in Devon, and the Knights Hospitallers.”). Cornwall Rec. Office: Messrs Harvey and Co, Hay, H/236 (available at available atavailable at http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.ukwww.a2a.org.uk/search/index.asp
5. MABEL FITZ ROBERT, daughter and heiress. She married (1st) JORDAN DE CHAMPERNOUN (or CHAMBERNOUN), seigneur of Cambernon (Manche, arr. and cant. Coutances) and Maisoncelles[-la-Jourdain] (dept. Calvados, arr. and cant. Vire) in Normandy, and Umberleigh (in Atherington) and High Bickington, Devon, presumably son of Jordan de Champernoun, living 1146. They had two sons, Richard, Knt., and Jordan. JORDAN DE CHAMPERNOUN was living in 1172, in which year he owed the service of one knight in Normandy, having himself the service of two knights. His widow, Mabel, married (2nd) GUILLAUME (or WILLIAM) DE SOLERS (or SOLIERS), of Ellingham, Hampshire, Constable of Moulins-la-Marche, 1180. They had two sons, Guillaume (or William), chevalierv., and Richard, and two daughters, Philippe (wife of _____ Punchardon) and Joan (wife of William Cosyn). In 1163 he gave the church of All Souls, with the chapel of St. Mary, in Ellingham, Hampshire to the Abbey of St. Sauveur-le-Vicomte, Coutances, for the soul of his uncle, Earl Richard. He witnessed a charter of Richard, Bishop of Winchester in 1176. He was present at an assize at Caen in Normandy in 1176–7. He also witnessed a charter for King Henry II for Hôtel-Dieu du Mans. In Jan. 1177 he assisted in the Siege of Baieux. The king gave him lands recovered by inquest at Guillerville and Criquetot. In 1185–8 King Henry II of England confirmed the previous gift of Jordan de Champernoun to Lessai Abbey. At an unknown date, Mabel, lady of Maisoncelles, [grand]daughter of earl Robert and mother of Jordan de Campo Ernulfi, confirmed to the canons regular of Plessis the gift by her son, Jordan, of the church of St. Amand of Maisoncelles[-la-Jourdain] (dept. Calvados, arr. and cant. Vire) in alms for ever. In the period, c. 1193–1211, his widow, Mabel, confirmed the gift of the manors of Fleet and Ibberton, Dorset made by her mother, Hawise de Redvers, to her son, Jordan de Champernoun. In 1198 she sued Hugh de Beauchamp regarding in a plea of land in Bevarton [Binnerton], Cornwall. In 1198 she was sued in a plea in Cornwall by Hugh de Beauchamp. In 1200 she appointed her son, Richard [de Champernoun], to represent her in a plea of land against William de Botreaux in Ludgvan, Cornwall. About the year 1200 as “Mabel, daughter of Robert, son of the Earl of Gloucester,” she confirmed to John son of Richard the Butler the manor of Conarton (in Gwithian), Cornwall, excepting Penburn and Lugan, for 30 silver marks and one caparisoned horse of value of two marks, together with the service of Philip de Caul, Alfred de Trevitho, and Enoch. In 1201 William de Botreaux sued her in a plea of land at Ludgvan, Cornwall. In 1201, as “Mabil’ de Soliis,” she held 16 knights’ fees of the Honour of Gloucester. Following the loss of Normandy in 1204, her lands at Umberleigh, Devon were confiscated and granted in 1205 by King John to Master Serlo. About the same time her lands at Hanford, Dorset were likewise confiscated by the king (they being considered land of the Normans) and were granted to Alan de Roterbiaus. At an unknown date, Mabel, lady of Maisoncelles, [grand]daughter of earl Robert and mother of Jordan de Campo Ernulfi, confirmed to the canons regular of Plessis the gift by her son, Jordan, of the church of St. Amand of Maisoncelles[-la-Jourdain] (dept. Calvados, arr. and cant. Vire) in alms for ever. Mabel died shortly before 3 June 1217, when her grandson and heir, William de Champernoun, was assigned her lands in Beradton [i.e, Binnerton], Cornwall.
Houard, Traités sur les Coutumes Anglo-Normandes 1 (1776): 239, 248. Pole, Colls. towards a Desc. of Devon (1791): 44, 422–423. Dugdale, Monasticon Anglicanum 5 (1825): 198 (charter of Henry de Tracy dated 1146). Hardy, Rotuli Litterarum Clausarum 1 (1833): 274. Mémoires de la Société des Antiquaires de Normandie 8(2) (1834): 106 (undated charter of Mabire, daughter of Count Robert, mother of Jourdain de Campo Elnulfi)5, 112–113 (undated charter of Richard de Champernon)448. Hardy, Rotuli de Oblatís et Fíníbus in Turri Londinensi Asservati (1835): 135, 152, 333. Palgrave, Rotuli Curiæ Regis 1 (1835): 336. Stapleton Magni Rotuli Scaccarii Normanniæ 1 (1840): ci, cxxviii, cxxix, cxxxiv. Collectanea Archæologica 1 (1862): 263–284. Hutchins, Hist. & Antiqs. of Dorset 4 (1870): 61. Worthy Devonshire Parishes (1887): 60–66. Vivian, Vis. of Devon 1531, 1564 & 1620 (1895): 160–165 (sub Champernowne). Feet of Fines of the 7th & 8th Years of the Reign of Richard I A.D. 1196 to A.D. 1197 (Pubs. Pipe Roll Soc. 20) (1896): 55–56. Hall, Red Book of the Exchequer 2 (1896): 636. Round, Cal. Doc. Preserved in France 1 (1899): 192. C.Ch.R. 1 (1903): 249. VCH Hampshire 4 (1911): 563–567. Mitchell, Studies in Taxation under John and Henry III (1914): 43. Delisle, Recueil des Actes de Henri II, Roi d’Angleterre et Duc de Normandie 2 (1920): 298–303 (charter of King Henry II dated 1185–88). Curia Regis Rolls 1 (1922): 264, 438; 15 (1972): 307–308. Book of Fees 2 (1923): 1268. Stenton, Great Roll of the Pipe for the 5th Year of the Reign of King John Michaelmas 1203 (Pubs. Pipe Roll Soc. n.s. 16) (1938): 41, 43. Stenton, Great Roll of the Pipe for the 6th Year of the Reign of King John Michaelmas 1201 (Pubs. Pipe Roll Soc. n.s. 18) (1940): 231–232. Smith, Great Roll of the Pipe for the 7th Year of the Reign of King John Michaelmas 1205 (Pubs. Pipe Roll Soc. n.s. 19) (1941): 104–105. Stenton, Great Roll of the Pipe for the 8th Year of the Reign of King John Michaelmas 1206 (Pubs. Pipe Roll Soc. n.s. 20) (1942): 18–19, 143 (sub Michaelmas 1206 sub Devon: “Magister Serlo debet j palefridum (set non debet summoneri quia noin habuit pro quo promisit) pro habendo manerio de Vmbel’ quod fuit Mabil’ de Solariis tenendum per eandem firmam per quam Ricardus de Greinuill’ illud tenuit . per bailliam Willelmi de Faleisia.”). Kirkus, Great Roll of the Pipe for the 9th Year of the Reign of King John Michaelmas 1207 (Pubs. Pipe Roll Soc. n.s. 22) (1946): 220. Stenton, Pleas before the King or his Justices, 1198–1202 2 (Selden Soc. 68) (1949): 153. Brown, Memorandum Roll for the 10th Year of the Reign of King John (1207–8) together with the Curia Regis Rolls of Hilary 7 Richard I (1196) and Easter 9 Richard I (1198) (Pubs. Pipe Roll Soc. n.s. 31) (1957): 104. Powicke, Loss of Normandy (1961): 72. Loyd, Origins of Some Anglo-Norman Fams. (1975): 26 (sub Champernowne, de Campo Arnulfi). Franklin, English Episcopal Acta 8 (1993): 107–108, 111. Bearman, Charters of the Redvers family and the Earldom of Devon, 1090–1217 (Devon & Cornwall Soc. n.s. 37) (1994): 11, 146. Power, Norman Frontier in the 12th & Early 13th Cents. (2004): 42, 75–76, 78. Cornwall Rec. Office: Arundell of Lanherne and Trerice, AR/1/101, AR/15/130 (available at http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk
). Cornwall Rec. Office: Messrs Harvey and Co, Hay, H/236 (available at http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk
6. JORDAN DE CHAMPERNOUN, 2nd son. He married EMMA DE SOLIGNY (or SUBLIGNY), daughter of Hasculf de Soligny [living 1190], seigneur of Combour Dol in Brittany, and Kilmersdon, Somerset, by Isolde (or Yseulde), daughter and co-heiress of Jean de Dol [died 1162], seigneur of Combour in Brittany. They had one son, William. Sometime in the period, 1164–1205, he granted the church and tithes of Saint-Amant-de Maisoncelles to the Priory of Plessis-Grimould, which gift was confirmed by his mother. At an unknown date, he likewise confirmed to the canons regular of Plessis and Ivrandes the previousearlier gift of his brother, Richard de Champernoun. In the period, c.1193–1211, his grandmother, Hawise de Redvers, granted him the manors of Fleet and Ibberton, Dorset. In 1206 King John assigned him Umberleigh, Devon and £15 of his mother’s lands. JORDAN DE CHAMPERNOUN died before 3 June 1217, on which date his son, William de Champernoun, was styled “grandson and heir” of Jordan’s mother, Mabel.
Pole, Colls. towards a Desc. of Devon (1791): 422–423, 446 (arms of Jordan de Chambernon, of Umberlegh: Gules, a saltier verrey.). Revue de Bretagne 39 (1808): 273–282. Mémoires de la Société des Antiquaires de Normandie 8(2) (1834): 106 (undated charter of Jourdain de Camperii), 112–113 (undated charter of Jourdain de Champernon). Hardy, Rotuli Normanniæ in Turri Londinensi Asservati 1 (1835): 93. Desroches, Annales civiles, militaires et généalogiques du Pays d’Avranches (1856): 157–159 (charters of Hasculf de Soligny). Douët d’Arcq, Coll. de Sceaux des Archives de l’Empire 1(1) (1863): 522 (seal of Jourdain de Champ-Arnoul dated early 13th Cent. — Armorial. Un sautoir de vair. LégendeLegend: + SIGILL : IORDANI : DE CHAME ERNVL. Appended to a undated charter of Jordanus de Campo Arnulfi in favor of Savigny Abbey.). Mémoires de la Société académique du Cotentin 6(1888): 458–469. Vivian, Vis. of Devon 1531, 1564 & 1620 (1895): 160–165 (sub Champernowne). Auvray Histoire de la Congrégation de Savigny 2 (1897): 275–282. Round, Cal. Doc. Preserved in France 1 (1899): 195. Hylton, Notes on the Hist. of the Parish of Kilmersdon (1910): 1–13. Cal. IPM 4 (1913): no. 82. Landon, Somersetshire Pleas 4 (Somerset Rec. Soc. 44) (1919): 305–306, 359–362 (lawsuits re. Soligny inheritance). Loyd, Origins of Some Anglo-Norman Fams. (1975): 26 (sub Champernowne, de Campo Arnulfi). Abrams & Carley, Archaeology and Hist. of Glastonbury Abbey (1991): 253–256 (charter of Hasculf son of John de Soligny to Glastonbury Abbey dated c.1199–1220). Power, Norman Frontier in the 12th & Early 13th Cents. (2004): 181–182, 220, 397, 518–519 (Subligny ped.).
7. WILLIAM DE CHAMPERNOUN, of Umberleigh (in Atherington) and High Bickington, Devon, Binnerton, Cornwall, Hampton Gay and Lower Heyford, Oxfordshire, etc., son and heir. He married EVE DE BLANCHMINSTER (or WHITCHURCH), daughter and heiress of Reynold de Blanchminster (or Whitchurch), of Shrivenham and Winterbourne (in Chieveley), Berkshire, Combe-in-Teignhead, Godford (in Awliscombe), and Middle Rocombe [in Stoke-in-Teignhead], Devon, and Bolney, Oxfordshire, and Figheldean, Wiltshire, Constable and Forester of Windsor and Odiham, Sheriff of Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire, 1237, by his 1st wife, Alice, daughter and co-heiress of Nicholas de Bolney. They had one daughter, Joan. On 3 June 1217 he was assigned lands which his grandmother, Mabel de Solers, held in Beradton [i.e., Binnerton], Cornwall. In 1228–9 he brought an assize of darrein presentment against the Abbot of Ford regarding the churches of Bickington and Umberleigh, Devon. In 1229 he was involved in a dispute with the Abbot of Tewkesbury. He witnessed an undated enfeoffment of Randulf de Trechu to William de Bodrugan. WILLIAM DE CHAMPERNOUN was living in 1235. His widow, Eve married (2nd) before 1236 HENRY FITZ ROY, Knt., of Waltham, Ashby, Brigsley, Gonerby (in Hatcliffe), Hawerby, and North Coates, Lincolnshire, and Chilham, Kent, illegitimate son of John, King of England, by an unknown mistress [see ENGLAND 5 for his ancestry]. They had no issue. He was sent as a student to the Prior of Kenilworth in 1207. In 1215 he was granted the lands of Robert Fitz Walter in Cornwall. In 1217 he and Ralph de Raleigh were granted the manor of Waltham, Lincolnshire formerly held by Alan Fitz Count to sustain them in royal service. In 1227 he acknowledged the right of Christchurch Priory to the manor of Fleet, Dorset, for which agreement Prior Roger gave him 55 marks. In 1231 he was granted all of the land of Henri de Avaugor, a Norman, in Waltham, Lincolnshire. On 21 August 1249, Geoffrey de Grandi Monte was granted all land in Beseby, in the soke of Wautham, and with the dower of Eva de Chambernun there if she should die in this time. SIR HENRY FITZ ROY died shortly before 8 April 1245. His widow, Eve, married (3rd) before 30 June 1252 GILES DE CLIFFORD (living 1276–7), of Columbjohn, Everleigh (in Broadclyst), Combe-in-Teignhead, and Godford (in Awliscombe), Devonshire, younger son of Walter de Clifford, of Clifford, Herefordshire, by Agnes, daughter and heiress of Roger de Condet. They had one son, Reynold, Knt. He witnessed a charter of his brother, Walter de Clifford, dated c.1225. In 1257 Giles and his wife, Eve, quitclaimed land in Shrivenham Hundred in Berkshire to William de Valence and his wife, Joan, in exchange for a quitclaim to the plot of land where the manor of Stauelpeth [Stallpits in Shrivenham], Berkshire was built. In 1258 he and his wife, Eve, gave one mark to have a plea in Wiltshire. Giles presented to the church of Stoke-in-Teignhead, Devon in 1259. In 1266 he was pardoned by the king due to his non-observance of the Provisions of Oxford. In 1274 he and the heirs of Thomas de Hauterive [or Dautry] were recorded as the owners of Shrivenham Hundred in Berkshire. In 1274 the king appointed a commission of oyer and terminer on complaint by Henry son of Adam de Cotes who stated that he had previously impleaded Richard Bernard and another in the court of William de Valence, Giles de Clifford, and Isabel de Hauteryve (or Dautry) of Shrivenham, Berkshire by writ of King Henry III touching a two virgates of land in Kyngescotes and on his complaint of a false judgment. In 1274–5 Joan de Champernoun [his step-daughter] arraigned an assize of mort d’ancestor against Giles de Clifford and Reginald de Clifford touching three messuages and land in Godford (in Awliscombe), Combe[-in-Teignhead], and Rocombe [in Stoke-in-Teignhead], Devon. In 1275–6 Joan de Champernoun arraigned an assize of mort d’ancestor against Giles de Clifford touching rent in Figheldean, Wiltshire. In the same period, Reynold son of Giles de Clifford arraigned an assize of novel disseisin against Giles de Clifford and others touching a tenement in Over Rocombe [in Stoke-in-Teignhead] and Stoke, Devon. In 1276–7 Alice de Ralegh arraigned an assize of novel disseisin against Giles de Clifford and others touching a tenement in Combe-in-Teignhead, Devon. In 1276–7 Reginald son of Giles de Clifford arraigned an assize of novel disseisin against Alice widow of Giles de Clifford and Wymund de Raleye touching a tenement in Over Rocombe [in Stoke-in-Teignhead] and Stoke, Devon.
Pole, Colls. towards a Desc. of Devon (1791): 44, 170, 174, 201, 248–249, 422–423, 516 (arms of Clifford of Columbjohn: Checky or and azure, a bend gules). Kennett, Parochial Antiqs. of Ambrosden, Burcester 1 (1818): 213 (charter of William de Champernoun). Lysons, Magna Britannia 6 (1822): 135. Hardy, Rotuli Litterarum Clausarum 1 (1833): 274. Roberts, Excerpta è Rotulis Finium in Turri Londinensi asservatis, Henrico Tertio rege, AD 1216–1272 2 (1836): 274. Annual Rpt. of the Deputy Keeper 44 (1883): 159. Vivian, Vis. of Devon 1531, 1564 & 1620 (1895): 160–165 (sub Champernowne). List of Sheriffs for England & Wales (PRO Lists and Indexes 9) (1898): 1. Wethered, St. Mary’s, Hurley, in the Middle Ages (1898): 232–234. Notes & Queries 9th Ser. 4 (1899): 212. Gerard, Particular Desc. of the County of Somerset (Somerset Rec. Soc. 15) (1900): 6. Desc. Cat. Ancient Deeds 4 (1902): 502. C.Ch.R. 1 (1903): 58. C.P.R. 1247–1258 (1908): 46. Rpt. & Trans. Devonshire Assoc. 44 (1912):320. VCH Oxford 6 (1959): 152–159, 182–195. Hanna, Christchurch Priory Cartulary (Hampshire Rec. Ser. 18) (2007): 311–312.
8. JOAN DE CHAMPERNOUN, daughter and heiress. She married before 17 July 1238 (date of fine) RALPH DE WILINGTON, Knt., of Poulton, Gloucestershire, Cherington, Warwickshire, Calstone Wellington, Wiltshire, etc., and, in right of his wife, of Beaford, Colhays, Manleigh, Stoke Rivers, and Umberleigh (in Atherington), Devon, Constable of Exeter Castle and Sheriff of Devon, 1254–5, son and heir of Ralph de Wilington, of Poulton, Gloucestershire, Calstone Wellington, Wiltshire, Constable of Bristol Castle, Keeper of the Town and Castle of Devizes, by Olimpia, daughter and heiress of William Franc Chevaler. They had one son, Ralph, Knt. In 1238 the Abbot of Tewkesbury quitclaimed to Ralph and his wife, Joan, all his right and claim in the advowson of High Bickington, Devon. He was appointed to tallage the royal domain in Gloucestershire in 1252. SIR RALPH DE WILINGTON was living April 1255, and presumably died before 18 Nov. 1256 (date of fine). His widow, Joan, presented to the churches of St. Gwinear, Cornwall, 1261, Huntshaw, Devon, 1277, Beaford, Devon, 1278, and High Bickington, Devon, 1278, and 1283. In 1272–3 Thomas de Hokeshill arraigned an assize of novel disseisin against Joan de Chaumbernun and others regarding a tenement in Hagerofte, Devon. In 1274–5 she arraigned an assize of mort d’ancestor against Giles de Clifford [her step-father] and Reginald de Clifford touching three messuages and land in Godford (in Awliscombe), Combe[-in-Teignhead], and Rocombe [in Stoke-in-Teignhead ], Devon. In 1275–6 she arraigned an assize of mort d’ancestor against Giles de Clifford touching rent in Figheldean, Wiltshire. She was the mesne tenant of Lower Heyford, Oxfordshire in 1275 and 1284, and in Barton (in Barton Seagrave), Northamptonshire in 1284. In 1276 Ralph de Wylington and Juliana his wife quiclaimed one message and two carucates of land in Shrivenham, Berkshire to Reynold son of Giles de Clifford, which, at their instance, he granted to Joan de Champernoun. In 1280 Joan de Champernoun and Hugh de Treverbin sued Aimery de Rochechouart [Vicomte of Rochechouart] and his wife, Maud, in the Court of Common Pleas regarding one messuage and three carucates of land in Kilmersdon, Somerset, which the said Joan and Hugh claimed as heirs of Geoffrey de Soligny. In 1286 through 1288 Joan sued William de Valence and Joan his wife for the right to hold amercements against her own men in Shrivenham, Berkshire. Sometime during the reign of King Henry III, she founded a chantry at Umberleigh, Devon. Joan was apparently still living in 1314.died before 1309, when her grandson, John de Wilington, presented to the church of High Bickington, Devon.
Pole, Colls. towards a Desc. of Devon (1791): 44, 422–423. Kennett, Parochial Antiqs. Attempted in the Hist. of Ambrosden, Burcester & other adjacent Parts 1 (1818): 213 (charter of Joan de Champernoun, widow of Ralph de Wylynton). Burke, Genealogical & Heraldic Hist. of the Land Gentry 4 (1838): 526–529 (sub Willington). Luard, Annales Monastici 1 (Rolls Ser. 36) (1864): 101 (Tewkesbury Annals sub 1238: “Actum anno gratiæ MCCXXXVIII. apud Exoniam, kal. Julii. Item cum diu placitatum esset coram prædictis justiciariis inter prædictum Robertum abbatem et Radulfum de Wyltune, et Johannam filiam Willelmi de Campo Arnulfi, uxorem suam, de advocatione ecclesiæ de Bukyntune [Bickington], tandem ipse Radulfus positus loco uxoris suæ in ipsa curia ad lucrandum vel perdendum, posuit se super magnam assisam per recognitionem duodecim militum. Et cum electi essent milites, ipse abbas timens ponere se super juramentum eorum, per consilium virorum prudentum amicabiliter cum dicto Radulfo composuit, sicut in cyrografo inter eos confecto continetur.”). Annual Rpt. of the Deputy Keeper 42 (1881): 569; 44 (1883): 115; 45 (1885): 172. Burke, Dormant, Abeyant, Forfeited, and Extinct Peerages (1883): 585–586 (sub Willington) (Willington arms: Gules, a saltier, vairée, argent and azure). Hingeston-Randolph Regs. of Walter Bronescombe & Peter Quivil (1889): 113, 144, 145, 173, 346. List of Sheriffs for England & Wales (PRO Lists and Indexes 9) (1898): 34. Notes & Queries 9th Ser. 4 (1899): 212. Gerard, Particular Desc. of the County of Somerset (Somerset Rec. Soc. 15) (1900): 6. Reichel, Devon Feet of Fines 1 (1912): 135–136, 290–291. Landon, Somersetshire Pleas 4 (Somerset Rec. Soc. 44) (1919): 102, 305–306, 359–362 (lawsuits re. Soligny inheritance). Sussex Arch. Colls. 62 (1921): 116–120. VCH Berkshire 4 (1924): 531–543. VCH Northampton 3 (1930): 176–180. VCH Warwick 5 (1949): 38–41. C.P. 12(2) (1959): 643–645 (sub Wilington). VCH Oxford 6 (1959): 152–159, 182–195. Cal. IPM 4 (1913): no. 82. VCH Wiltshire 17 (2002): 123–135. Mitchell, Joan de Valence: The Life & Influence of a Thirteenth-Century Noblewoman (2016).