Name: Hugh HUBALD , of Barford & Ipsley 1 2
Birth: BEF 1051 in Barford, Warwick, Warwickshire, England
Death: AFT 1086 in Ipsley, Alcester, Warwickshire, England 2
Manor of BARFORD,
Hugh the under-tenant of Osbern in 1086 was evidently the same Hugh who held under Osbern at Hillborough and Ipsley (q.v.) in this county and in Keysoe, Risely and 'Elvendone' in Bedfordshire, where he is identified as Hugh Hubald. In 1205 Henry Hubald of Barford was concerned with land in 'Eluedon' in Beds., clearly the unidentified 'Elvendone'. Two years earlier Henry Hubald acquired 3 virgates in Ipsley from Walter de Bereford, and in 1219 Denise de Bereford is definitely called sister and heir of Henry Hubaud of Barford; as his heir she held the half-fees of Ipsley in 1220, but in this case and elsewhere she is called sister and heir of Henry de Bereford, and daughter of Walter son of Reynold. This Walter de Bereford gave 12 acres in Barford to Walter son of Thurstan de Charlecote, and the gift was confirmed by his son Henry. From: 'Parishes: Barford', A History of the County of Warwick: Volume 5: Kington hundred (1949), pp. 10-13. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=57028&strquery=barford bereford Date accessed: 04 April 2012.
NOTE: The above indicates that Henry, brother of Denise (who was daughter of Walter) died without issue when Denise inherited. Yet this was not the end of the Hubald/Bereford male line, as it continued with other Hubald males in Ipsley (see below). In addition the purchase from Walter de Bereford does not sound like father-son, so something rings false. In my line, I am indicating that Walter had another son (if he indeed had Henry as a son) named Walter who was the known grandfather of William de Bereford the Chief Justice. It may be that Walter's male line ended with Henry, in which case it was undoubtedly a brother or cousin who was ancestral to William de Bereford, but the ancestry definitely goes back to this Hugh.
Manor of IPLSLEY,
Before the Conquest, Earl Algar, or Ælfgar, son of Leofric, held 3 hides in IPSLEY which in 1086 were among the estates of Osbern son of Richard and were held of him by Hugh. Osbern was the son of the Confessor's Norman favourite, Richard Scrob, who built the castle on the borders of Hereford and Shropshire of which the site is still called Richard's Castle. He held lands in Warwickshire, Herefordshire, Shropshire, and Bedfordshire, and Hugh, who was one of his chief undertenants, appears in Bedfordshire as Hugh Hubald. Hugh's family held Ipsley for some 650 years; until about 1575 the name was usually spelled Hubaud, or Hubawde; then a phonetic rendering Hybot, or Hybbotts, was used; but about 1640 the family apparently decided to revert to the earlier form, but misread it as Huband, and in that form the name has continued to the present day.
The manor was held of the honor of Richard's Castle, by service of either a half or (usually) a whole knight's fee, possibly because Hillborough was often included with Ipsley. In 1212 Denise de Bereford held the halffee, and in 1220 she, as heir of her brother, Henry de Bereford, elsewhere called Henry Hubaud of Bereford (i.e. Barford), took the homage of William son of William de Cantelupe for this half fee and agreed to discharge the service due to the overlord. In 1235 Ipsley is said to be held as a whole fee of William de Stuteville of Richard's Castle. The Cantelupe interest reappears in 1273 when, on the death of George de Cantelupe, Ipsley is named among his fees. His sister and coheir Joan had married Henry de Hastings, in whose family the fee descended, passing to the Beauchamp and Neville Lords Bergavenny, in right of their manor of Aston Cantlow.
William Hubold occurs in 1130, and Hugh Hubald held Ipsley about 1170. In 1199 Henry Hubaud acquired land here from William son of Robert, and in 1203 he bought 3 virgates from Walter de Bereford. He was succeeded by Denise de Berefor, and she by another Henry Hubaud, who held Ipsley in 1235 and 1242, was among the members of a mission sent to Rome in 1245, and occurs as a knight in 1249. From: 'Parishes: Ipsley', A History of the County of Warwick: Volume 3: Barlichway hundred (1945), pp. 123-126. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=56995&strquery=ipsley Date accessed: 04 April 2012.
- William HUBALD , of Barford & Ipsley b: ABT 1090 in Barford, Warwick, Warwickshire, England
- Title: VCH-Warwickshire, Vol 5, available online www.british-history.ac.uk
- Title: VCH-Warwickshire, Vol 3, available online www.british-history.ac.uk
Page: 123-6, see notes for Hugh Hubald, fl. 1086