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  • ID: I08612
  • Name: Emecina le RUFFUS , heir of Walsall & Eyam 1 2
  • Sex: F
  • ALIA: Enycina\Eyncina le /Rous/,heir of Walsall & Eyam
  • Birth: ABT 1196 in Walsall, Staffordshire, England
  • Death: 1275 in Eyam, Matlock, Derbyshire, England 2
  • Note:
    Manor of Walsall, Staffordshire:

    WALSALL may be the 'Walesho' which Wulfric Spot left to Morcar in his will of 1002-4. It does not appear in Domesday Book, but it seems to have been a royal manor by then and was probably omitted in error. Certainly it was accepted as ancient demesne from 1373, when the men of the manor were granted quittance of toll throughout the realm. In 1159 Henry II granted it to Herbert le Rous (or Ruffus) in fee farm for 4 a year. Herbert, described by the king in his grant as serviens meus, was almost certainly a member of the royal household and was probably a kinsman of one or more of Henry II's household officials surnamed le Rous; his son Richard later became chamberlain to the king's son-in-law the duke of Saxony. Herbert was still alive in 1166.

    Herbert or his son William died c. 1177 with William's son William, a minor, as heir. The boy was not at first put in ward, perhaps because his uncle Richard was abroad; instead the sheriff managed the estate from 1177 until 1189. Richard then became guardian. The fee-farm rent paid by the sheriff was raised twice, to 5 3s. in 1179 and 6 from 1180, apparently because the manor had been restocked. William came of age in 1197-8 and was holding the manor at the old rent of 4 in 1212. Henry II's grant was confirmed to him in 1227. He was described as a knight in 1235. He died in 1247, and the manor was divided between his daughters Emecina and Margery.

    By 1247 Emecina had married Geoffrey de Bakepuse. He was still alive in 1255, but by 1262 she was the wife of William de Morteyn. (fn. 49) She was still living in 1275, but about then her son Sir William de Morteyn succeeded to her share of the manor. He died in 1283, holding the moiety from the Crown in fee farm, and was succeeded by his nephew Roger de Morteyn. Roger, who had been knighted by 1298, mortgaged his moiety to John, Lord Somery, in 1311, with reversion to Ralph, Lord Basset of Drayton. He seems not to have redeemed the mortgage, and between November 1313 and January 1314 Somery conveyed the manor to Basset.

    49. Several earlier writers give this husband as Eustace de Morteyn, who was in fact William's father.

    ['Walsall: Manors', A History of the County of Stafford: Volume 17: Offlow hundred (part) (1976), pp. 169-175. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk]

    NOTE: Despite its claim that other sources are wrong, William de Morteyn's IPM, writ dated 15 Nov 1283, states that his nephew and heir is Roger son of Roger, which makes William a son of Eustace, which also explains why he was of age in 1275 (above) when he was supposed to be a son of a "by 1262" marriage which could not have taken place until Emecina's supposed 1st husband died after 1255. I think that Emecina m. (1st) Eustace and (2nd) Geoffrey de Bakepuse (Bakepuiz), and her name reverted back to the more important "Morteyn" after her 2nd husband died (which misled VCH Stafford). She was the mother of William who for some reason (probably her death) could not acquire Walsall until 1275.

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    The following is a post to SGM, 23 Sep 2002, by Kay Allen, based on a question by Robert O'Connor (following her post).

    Robert,
    This is a guess, based on chronology and names.

    1. Isabel.
    2. Roger.
    3. Isabel, niece of Wm., Bp. of Ely.
    4. Roger.
    8. Eustace, d. 8 Hen. III.
    9. Eyncina Ruffus.
    16. Eustace, d. 1223.
    17. Hillaria Salvein.
    18. Sir William Rufus.
    32. Adam of Cossale, b. bef. 1134; d. after 1180.
    34. Hugh Salvein of Donesby, Lincs.; d. after 1166.
    64. Robert, d. bef. 1176.

    Source is G. Anrews Moriarty Notebooks, NEHGS. See also Genealogist, NS vol. 38: 194 et seq.

    Hope this helps.

    Kay Allen AG

    Robert O'Connor wrote:

    > As has been recently discussed here Sir Richard de Willoughby (d 1362)
    > married in 1310, as his 1st wife Isabel (d 1332), d. of Sir Roger Morteyn,
    > Kt., of Dunsby, Co. Linc.
    >
    > Does anyone have anything on the ancestry of Isabel Morteyn?
    >
    > With thanks
    >
    > Robert O'Connor




    Father: William le RUFFUS , of Walsall & Caldecote, Sir b: BEF 1176 in Walsall, Staffordshire, England

    Marriage 1 Eustace de MORTEYN , of Wollaton & Tilsworth b: ABT 1190 in Wollaton, Basford, Nottinghamshire, England
    • Married: in 1st husband
    Children
    1. Has Children Constance (Constantia) de MORTEYN b: ABT 1219 in Tilsworth, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, England
    2. Has No Children William de MORTEYN , of Wollaton & Cossall, Sir b: ABT 1221 in Wollaton, Basford, Nottinghamshire, England
    3. Has Children John de MORTEYN , of Tilsworth & Marston b: ABT 1223 in Tilsworth, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, England
    4. Has Children Roger de MORTEYN , of Dunsby b: ABT 1225 in Wollaton, Basford, Nottinghamshire, England

    Marriage 2 Geoffrey BAKEPUSE b: ABT 1192 in Barton Blount, Burton-upon-Trent, Derbyshire, England
    • Married: BEF 1247 in 2nd husband 3

    Sources:
    1. Title: Newsgroup: soc.genealogy.medieval, at groups - google.com
      Page: Kay Allen AG, 23 Sep 2002
    2. Title: VCH - Staffordshire:. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk
      Repository:
      Media: Book
      Page: XVII:169-75
    3. Title: VCH - Staffordshire:. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk
      Repository:
      Media: Book
      Page: XVII:169-75
      Text: did not say anything about previous husband
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