Name: William GRENVILLE , of Southwick & Burmington,Sir 1 2
ALIA: William /Greinville/, of Southwick & Burmington
Birth: ABT 1290 in Burmington, Shipston-on-Stour, Warwickshire, England
Death: BEF 1338 in Southwick, Westbury, Wiltshire, England 1 2
In 1086 Robert de Stafford held 5 hides in BURMINGTON which had formerly been held by Godwin. The overlordship descended in that family, one knight's fee here being recorded among the Stafford fees in 1212, 1242, and 1372, and a half and a quarter of a half-fee in 1398 and 1403. In 1242 the fee was held by Adam de Greneville of Hawise de Wulleward, of Wolford (q.v.), who held of the Baron of Stafford. He was probably the successor of William de Greinville who was dealing with land in Burmington in 1232. A later William de Grey(n)ville forfeited the manor for adhering to the king's rebels (under the Earl of Hereford) in 1322, but it was regranted in July of that year to him and Lucy his wife and their issue, with contingent remainder to one John, son of Richard de Rodeneye. At the same time William, with Richard de Rodeneye, who was keeper of the rebels' lands in Devon and Cornwall and was probably surety for William, acknowledged a debt of £200 to the king. William's wife Lucy seems to have survived him and been remarried to John de Wolverton before 1338, when they released their rights in the manor to John de Grenville. The latter was living in 1346 but seems to have died soon afterwards and his estates passed to his daughter and heiress Alice, who married Sir Humphrey Stafford, the representative of a junior branch of the overlord's family. He was holding the fee in right of his wife in 1372, and his son Sir Humphrey held it in 1403. The latter's son, also Sir Humphrey, acquired the estate of Hooke in Dorset and died in 1442. He had three sons, of whom the eldest, Richard, predeceased him, leaving a daughter Amice, upon whom the manor of Burmington was settled in fee tail by the father's uncle John Stafford, Archbishop of Canterbury (1443-52), and other trustees. Amice died without issue and the manor passed to Humphrey Stafford (son of her uncle John). He died in 1461, holding the manor of Henry, Duke of Buckingham, and it passed to Humphrey, Lord Stafford of Southwick (Wilts.), as son of his uncle William, who had died in 1450. Lord Stafford was created Earl of Devon in 1469 shortly before he rebelled against the king and was executed. The manor went to Eleanor, wife of Thomas Strangways, eldest of the three daughters of his aunt Alice, and their son Giles Strangways conveyed it in 1540 to Henry Annesley and Nicholas Tooley.
From: 'Parishes: Burmington', A History of the County of Warwick: Volume 5: Kington hundred (1949), pp. 26-28. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=57031&strquery=burmington warwick Date accessed: 04 May 2013.
Father: William GRENVILLE , of Southwick & Burmington,Sir b: ABT 1265 in Burmington, Shipston-on-Stour, Warwickshire, England
Lucy b: ABT 1295
in 1st husband 1
- John GRENVILLE , of Southwick & Burmington, Sir b: BEF 1317 in Burmington, Shipston-on-Stour, Warwickshire, England
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Page: VIII:218-34, see notes for Adam Grenville, d. >1242