The Phillips, Weber, Kirk, & Staggs families of the Pacific Northwest

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  • ID: I07744
  • Name: Bewes 1st Baron de KNOVILL , of Blanchminster 1
  • Sex: M
  • ALIA: Bewes 1st Baron /Knoville/, of Blanchminster
  • Birth: BEF 1245 in Chepstow (Striguil), Monmouthshire, Wales 2
  • Death: BEF 6 JUL 1307 in Blancminster now Whitchurch, Shropshire, England 1
  • Note:
    BARONY OF KNOVILL (I) 1295

    BEWES [BOGO] DE KNOVILL, of Blanchminster (Whitchurch), Salop, of whose parentage nothing seems to be known (c), being a supporter of the King in the Barons' War, in 1266 had a grant of lands at Woodford in Northants, which in 1268 were redeemed by the forfeiting owner. In 1266 he was holder of mortgaged lands in Gloucester. King Henry III gave Gravenhill, co. Gloucester, to Bogo de Knovill circa 1270, and in 1271/2 an order issued to give Bewes de Knovill 3 oaks. From 27 October 1274 to 25 October 1278 he was Sherif of cos. Salop and Stafford and keeper of the castles of Bridgenorth and Shrewsbury. On 19 June 1275 he was appointed keeper of the manor of Oswestry, and on 10 September of that of Ellesmere, and also of the castle of Montgomery, being mentioned as keeper of this castle in 1277, 1283, 1297, 1299, 1301. He appears to have been custodian of Oswestry Castle circa 1275-77. From 16 June 1278 to 7 January 1278/9 he was keeper of Dolvoran (Dolforwyn) Castle and land of Kedewy, rendering 100 marks yearly at the Exchequer. From 1279 onwards he was appointed to various commissions, Oyer and Terminer, &c. He was appointed Steward of Carmarthen and Cardigan, 30 July 1280, and Justice of West Wales the same year. In Aug. 1282 he was summoned for military service against the Welsh, and placed under the command of Roger Lestrange. He was at Court in June 1284, and had licence 18 June, to fell oaks in his wood of Kilcote within the forest of Dean, and on 15 May 1285 had a grant of free warren in his demesne lands of Little Taynton, &c. He was ordered to reside on his demesnes, presumably in co. Montgomery, 1287-88, to resist the attacks of Rhys ap Meredith. In 1290, as the King's bailiff of Montgomery, he lodged a complaint in Parliament against Edmund de Mortimer of Wigmore. On 10 August 1292 he had quittance of the common summons (of the eyre) in Salop, but in October 1294 was ordered to muster. under the command of Richard, Earl of Arundel, for the relief of Bere Castle. He was summoned to Parliament from 24 June 1295 to 3 November 1306, by writs directed Bogoni de Knoville, whereby he is held to have become LORD KNOVILL. A similar writ, issued 26 August 1307, was probably directed to him in ignorance of his death in the preceding month, or may have been intended for his son. On 26 June 1295 he had a grant of the marriage of Thomas, son and heir of John de Verdun, to marry his daughter Margaret. In July 1297 he was again summoned to perform military service in person beyond the seas, and in 1299 be was summoned as a baron for military service in person against the Scots, and again in 1300, 1301 and 1303, On 21 May 1300 he was empowered to treat with the men of Montgomery as to the services required of them, and on 7 June following was ordered to require an aid from the men of South Wales. On 12 February 1300/1 he joined in the Barons' letter to the Pope about Edward's claims to Scotland, describing himself as Bogo de Knovill dominus de Albomonasterio. In October 1301 he delivered Montgomery Castle, to his successor, Sir William de Leyburne. On 6 November 1305, in recognition of his good services, he was granted yearly 100 quarters of wheat and 6 tuns of wine from the issues of Bristol.

    He married, 1stly, before October 1273, Joan, daughter of Cecily (daughter of William WALERAND and) aunt of John WALERAND. He married, 2ndly, circa 1276, Alianore, widow of Robert LESTRANGE, and daughter and coheir of William DE WARENNE, of Blanchminster (Whitchurch), with whom he had a moiety of Whitchurch. By her he had no issue. She was dead in 1306, and was buried at High Ercall, where her tomb is to be seen. He died before 6 July 1307, date of writ for his inquisition. [CP VII:345-8, (transcribed by Dave Utzinger)]

    (c) The Bewes de Knoville who held of the Honour of Striguil when that Honour had passed from the Marshals to the Bigods, must almost certainly have been lineal descendant of the Bewes de Knoville, steward of William, Earl Marshal, who in Jun 1224 had special licence to land at Pagham, Sussex, from abroad, and to return; who in 1215, had an order for seizin of lands in Horseheath, Cambs, and in 1229 was defendant to a plea as to land there. In 1234 he, with a number of other followers of Richard, Earl Marshal, who had rebelled against Henry III the preceding year, had orders for the restitution of his lands, forfeited for this rebellion, in Beds, Bucks, Cambs, Herts, Northants, and Sussex, upon the Earl's pledging himself for their fidelity.

    Note: I don't know why CP uses "Knovill" for the 1st Baron, and then uses "Knoville" (with the "e") for his potential father & grandfather? Are they just being difficult?




    Father: Bewes de KNOVILL , of Striguil (Cheptstow), Sir b: ABT 1220 in Horseheath, Linton, Cambridgeshire, England

    Marriage 1 Joan de la HYDE b: ABT 1253 in Garthorpe, Melton-Mowbray, Leicestershire, England
    • Married: BEF OCT 1273 in 1st wife 1
    Children
    1. Has Children Margaret de KNOVILL b: BEF 1276 in Horseheath, Linton, Cambridgeshire, England

    Marriage 2 Alianore de WARENNE , Heiress of Blancminster b: ABT 1250 in Blancminster now Whitchurch, Shropshire, England
    • Married: ABT 1276 in 2nd husband 2nd wife 1
    Children
    1. Has Children Eleanor de KNOVILLE b: ABT 1285 in Blancminster now Whitchurch, Shropshire, England

    Sources:
    1. Title: Complete Peerage of England Scotland Ireland Great Britain and the United Kingdom, by G. E Cokayne, Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2000
      Page: VII:345-8
    2. Title: Complete Peerage of England Scotland Ireland Great Britain and the United Kingdom, by G. E Cokayne, Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2000
      Page: VII:345-8
      Text: had a land grant in 1266 (of age)
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