Name: Roger de CAUZ , of Water Eaton 1
ALIA: Roger de /Caus/, of Shalbourne
Birth: ABT 1154 in Duston, Northampton, Northamptonshire, England
Death: AFT 1198 in Water Eaton, Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire, England
Water Eaton, Buckinghamshire:
The manor of WATER EATON was held before the Conquest by Edith; she could sell it to whom she wished. At the Conquest it was given to Geoffrey Bishop of Coutances, who held in 1086. It was then assessed at 10 hides. The bishop rebelled against William II in 1088, and his estate of Water Eaton is said to have been given to Walter Giffard Earl of Buckingham about 1092. The chief authority for this grant is the confirmation by Walter Giffard, his son, to the priory of Newton Longville of the tithes of the demesne of Bletchley. The younger Walter died without issue in 1164, and this manor is said to have passed to his aunt Rose, wife of Richard Fitz Gilbert, grandfather of the first Earl of Pembroke. The head of the Giffards' Norman honour was Longueville in the Pays de Caux, and it was possibly as the Fitz Gilberts' tenant that Roger de Caux held Water Eaton in 1204. It may, however, have been granted to Gerard de Caux by Henry I along with land in Ludgershall, as it was held by the same tenure, by a serjeanty of falconry mentioned for the first time in 1210-12. In 1284-6 the kind and number of falcons were stated to be unknown; in 1308 the service was given as that of keeping the king's gerfalcons at the king's expense, and in 1324 of keeping one gerfalcon only. In 1343 Water Eaton was stated to be held by service of keeping one falcon until the time of flight. Upon taking this falcon to the king the tenant received the king's riding horse with trappings, and the table with trestles, linen and all vessels from which the king was served that day, and a tun of wine immediately after the king had tasted it. This service is again mentioned in 1370 and in 1511. The last reference occurs in 1563.
The Caux family had an interest here in 1212, and Roger de Caux presented to the church in 1219. Before 1235 John Grey was returned as holder of Water Eaton, and there is no further mention of the Caux family in this place.
[VCH Buckinghamshire, William Page, 1927, vol IV, pp. 274-283]
Father: Roger de CAUZ , of Water Eaton & Duston b: ABT 1128 in Water Eaton, Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire, England
Mother: Agnes b: ABT 1132
- Roger de CAUZ , of Water Eaton & Shalbourne b: ABT 1183 in Water Eaton, Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire, England
- Title: VCH - Buckinghamshire, www.british-history.ac.uk