Name: William CROUCHMAN , of Trumpington & Thriplow 1 2
Birth: AFT 1350 in Trumpington, Chesterton, Cambridgeshire, England 1
Death: AFT 1371 in Thriplow, Cambridgeshire, England 1
Death: 1391 2
William [Beaufu] died between 1316 and 1327, when the manor was probably leased from his widow Sarah by William Crouchman, who bought it from Beaufu's son Roger in 1336. Crouchman had also by 1320 succeeded his ancestor and namesake in over 80 a. there, acquired in 1275, which the elder William Crouchman had mostly held in 1279 of Trumpington manor. Sir William Crouchman, knighted c. 1336, probably died in 1349, the namesake who died in 1351 being presumably his son and heir. That William had two sons, John, who died under age in 1367, leaving a son William (d. young), and William, who was John's heir when he died, also under age, in 1371. That William's heirs were his two daughters. Mary, then aged five, had been married to the London grocer John Winslow by 1375 when her sister Elizabeth's husband Ralph Huntingdon released the Trumpington manor to Winslow, who probably survived until 1406. Mary thereafter married Thomas Holgill. She was dead by 1420. Her son William Winslow, said to be of age in 1409, died c. 1419 and William's daughter and heir Joan in 1426 under age. The heir was Elizabeth's grandson Walter Huntingdon of Sawston, who held the manor in 1428.
From: 'Parishes: Trumpington', A History of the County of Cambridge and the Isle of Ely: Volume 8 (1982), pp. 248-267. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=66760&strquery=trumpington crouchman Date accessed: 14 May 2013.
NOTE: From the above, I am not sure whether the William Winslow, son of John & Mary Crouchman, is the same William Winslow who m. Agnes Poure. William & Agnes's son Thomas is not mentioned above, and the Elizabeth mentioned above is the daughter of William, while the Elizabeth mentioned in Black Bourton was a daughter of Thomas (obviously by her marriages, a different Elizabeth). Of course these articles are only driven by the descent of a particular property, and do not give the whole story. Kenelm Winslow, in his research finds that Mary Crouchman & John Winslow were parents of the William Winslow who m. Agnes Poore/Poure.
NOTE: The above descent, which has long gaps between generations at the beginning (as one would actually expect, with sparse information), ends up with 2 generations in a row with parents having children at the age of 16, in other words it is really cramped, and is possibly in error in its estimations of deaths & births and/or number of generations (ie. the number of Williams in a row) in this period.
In 1303 William Crouchman held ¼ fee in Thriplow, later the reputed manor of CROUCHMANS, of the bishop of Ely. From another William, presumably his son, tenant in 1346, it descended with Crouchmans manor in Trumpington to the Winslows and by 1428 to Walter Huntingdon.
From: 'Parishes: Thriplow', A History of the County of Cambridge and the Isle of Ely: Volume 8 (1982), pp. 238-248. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=66759&strquery=crouchman essex Date accessed: 14 May 2013.
Father: William CROUCHMAN , of Trumpington & Thriplow b: ABT 1320
Mother: Egidia GREIG , Heir of Hempstead Hall b: ABT 1325 in Hempstead, Saffron Walden, Essex, England
- Mary CROUCHMAN b: ABT 1366 in Trumpington, Chesterton, Cambridgeshire, England
- Title: VCH - Cambridge and the Isle of Ely, www.british-history.ac.uk
- Title: Winslow Memorial, Family Records of Winslows and Their Descendants, Kenelm Winslow. Vol I, 1877