Name: John II de BULMER & Appletreewick 1
Birth: ABT 1190 in Appletreewick, Yorkshire West Riding, England
Death: ABT 1256 in Bulmer, Yorkshire North Riding, England
Death: AFT 1227 1
Manor of Bulmer, Yorkshire West Riding:
At the time of the Domesday Survey BULMER and Stittenham were in the hands of the Count of Mortain, who held there two 'manors' and 15 carucates, the former tenants having been Ligulf and Norman. In 1086 Niel held both 'manors' of the count; he was evidently that Niel Fossard, one of the chief tenants of the Count of Mortain in the north, whose son Robert became a tenant in chief after the rebellion of 1106, when the lands of the count escheated. On the extinction of the family of Fossard the overlordship passed through the female line to the Mauleys, remaining in their family till it fell into abeyance.
It has been assumed that Aschetil de Bulmer was one of the chief tenants of Niel Fossard; he was followed by a son Bertram, who in the reign of King Stephen founded Marton Priory, and was mentioned in 1140-1. He was hereditary Sheriff of Yorkshire in 1129 and 1154 and was dead in 1166-7. Whether he had any sons is doubtful, but his lands and heritage passed to his daughter Emma. Before 1175-6 she had married Geoffrey de Nevill, and the lordship of their descendants followed the descent of their manor of Sheriff Hutton (q.v.).
It is not known at what date the fee was granted to under-tenants, but in 1166 it was held by Roger de Millier. John de Bulmer was holding the manor in 1227. Part of his lands were assigned to his wife Alice, who held them in dower after his death, the manor, however, passing to their son John de Bulmer, who received a grant of free warren in 1251. He was dead before 1268, when his widow Katherine renounced her right to certain dower lands which he had settled on her in favour of John de Bulmer, her son, Katherine receiving in exchange the lands formerly settled on Alice her mother-inlaw.
John de Bulmer was holding the manor in 1279, 1285 and 1293. His wife Theophania was left a widow before 1299, and was followed by a son Ralph, who was holding the fee in 1301...
['Parishes: Bulmer with Henderskelfe', A History of the County of York North Riding: Volume 2 (1923), pp. 107-113. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk]
NOTE: Bulmer, eldest son of Ashcetil/Ansketil, had a son Ansketil who died young, and a son William who died about 1178 without issue. Thus his dau. Emma inherited, and her husband and the Nevilles became overlords of the manor. The above does not explain how the Bulmers became tenants, after Roger de Millier was a tenant in 1166.
Father: John I de BULMER , of Appletreewick b: ABT 1160 in Appletreewick, Yorkshire West Riding, England
Alice FITZRALPH b: ABT 1195 in Grimsby, Lincolnshire, England
- John III de BULMER , Sir b: ABT 1220 in Bulmer, Yorkshire North Riding, England
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