Name: Adam GRENVILLE , of Southwick & Burmington, Sir 1 2
ALIA: Adam /Greinville/, of Southwick & Burmington, Sir
Birth: ABT 1190 in Southwick, Westbury, Wiltshire, England
Death: AFT 1242 in Burmington, Shipston-on-Stour, Warwickshire, England 1 2
The manor of SOUTHWICK owed suit and rent to the manor of Steeple Ashton c. 1340, although an estate which descended with it was held of the manor of Edington at about the same time. Both rents were still paid in the 17th century. The earliest known tenant of the estate was Adam de Grenville, who held land in Southwick in the reign of Richard I. It was referred to as a manor in 1242, when this or another Adam de Grenville made an agreement with the Abbot of Keynsham, lord of Wingfield, about common rights. Southwick descended in the Grenville family until the middle of the 14th century; holders included William de Grenville in 1274-5, who may have had a son Adam, another William and his wife Lucy in 1322, and John de Grenville to whom Lucy released her dower in Southwick in 1338. John was dead by 1349 leaving a daughter and heir Alice, whose wardship belonged to Humphrey de Bohun, Earl of Hereford. John's widow, Margaret, released her dower to the Earl in 1352.
Alice de Grenville married Humphrey, son of Sir John Stafford of Amelcote and Bromshull (Staffs.). Their son Sir Humphrey Stafford( d. 1442) had three sons Richard, John, and William, each of whom married and left an only child. Each of these three children succeeded to the estate in turn, but none of them left any issue; the last, Sir Humphrey Stafford, Earl of Devon, was executed in 1469. The whole property then passed to the issue of his aunt Alice, only daughter of Sir Humphrey Stafford (d. 1442). She, by her two marriages, had left three daughters, and, the eldest dying without issue, the Stafford inheritance was divided between the other two. Southwick passed through the elder of these, Alice's younger daughter by her first marriage, to Sir Edmund Cheyney of Brook in Westbury, and thence with Brook to the Willoughby family. It was held successively by Robert Lord Willoughby (d. 1502), and Robert his son (d. 1521). The younger Robert sold it to Sir David Owen, a bastard son of Owen Tudor, grandfather of Henry VII.
From: 'North Bradley', A History of the County of Wiltshire: Volume 8: Warminster, Westbury and Whorwellsdown Hundreds (1965), pp. 218-234. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=16111&strquery=north bradley Date accessed: 04 May 2013.
Father: William GRENVILLE , of Burmington b: ABT 1165 in Southwick, Westbury, Wiltshire, England
- William GRENVILLE , of Southwick & Burmington b: ABT 1215 in Burmington, Shipston-on-Stour, Warwickshire, England
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