Name: Richard BELHOUSE , of W. Bilney & N. Tudenham,Sir 1
Birth: ABT 1305 in North Tudenham, Mitford, Norfolk, England
Death: 1359 in West Bilney, Freebridge Lynn, Norfolk, England 1
West Bilney Manor Belhouse's.
Hugh de Montfort was a Norman lord, and justiciary of England, and held it of the family of De Pelevile, who appear to be the old lords of it, held of the Montforts. Thomas de Belhouse held it in the 8th of Henry III. of Peter de Pelevile, which Peter paid for half a knight's fee here, in the 19th of that King, on the aid granted on the marriage of his sister to the emperor; another of the said name died in the 56th of the said reign, lord of this village, and was one of the jurors in the great contest about the confines of Lincolnshire, and Cambridgeshire, as may be seen in the register of Spalding, who dying without issue, William de Gysney, son and heir of Joan, and William de Whiston, son and heir of Emme, (his sister,) inherited his estate; and of these Sir Richard de Belhouse was found to hold it in the 3d of Edward I. and they held it of the honour of Hagenet or Haughley, in Suffolk, and paying castle guard to Dover.
On the death of Sir Richard Belhouse, in the 29th of Edward I. Thomas was found to be his son and heir; and in the 9th of Edward II. the King brought a writ of quare impedit against Petronilla de Narford, in right of presentation to a moiety of the church of North Tudenham, in Norfolk, as guardian to the heir of Thomas de Belhouse, when the King's attorney proved that Belhouse held 2 messuages, a mill, 430 acres of land, and 30 of meadow, in this town and Bodney, of the King in capite, and Petronilla pleaded that they were held of the honour of Bologne, and pertained to the fee of Richard de Amoundevil, the right of which was in her.
Sir Richard Belhouse died about the 33d of Edward III. seized of this lordship in capite, held of the castle of Dover, and paying 5s.per ann. thereto, leaving two daughters and coheirs; Emme married to Sir William Oldhall, father of Sir Edmund Oldhall, and Maud married to William Bozun, of Wissenset.
In the 40th of the said King, a fine was levied between Adam, prior of Pentney, querent, Thomas de Lexham, parson of Feltwell, &c. deforcient, of the manor of West Bilney, which Adam, son of Adam de Clifton, and Margery his wife (held for life of Margery) settled on the prior and his successours, to be held of the honour of Hakenet, which he purchased for 200l. sterling; and in the 43d of the said reign, the prior purchased by another fine, the term which Adam de Clifton, and Margery his wife, had herein; Margery was relict of Sir Richard de Belhouse; and it appears by a deed, dated in the 49th of King Edward III. that John Bouson, son of William abovementioned, had sold to the prior aforesaid, his right in this manor, with that of North Tudenham, called Belhouse's manor; and the prior in the 44th of that King, had a grant of free warrenhere.
From: 'Freebridge Hundred and Half: West-Bilney', An Essay towards a Topographical History of the County of Norfolk: volume 8, pp. 352-356. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=78479&strquery=richard belhouse oldhall Date accessed: 28 April 2012.
Father: Thomas BELHOUSE , of W. Tilney & N. Tudenham b: ABT 1275 in West Bilney, Freebridge Lynn, Norfolk, England
Mother: Sarah b: ABT 1280
Margery b: ABT 1318
in 1st husband 1
- Emma BELHOUSE b: ABT 1338
- Title: An Essay towards a Topographical History of the County of Norfolk, by Francis Blomefield, www.british-history.ac.uk
Page: vol 8, p. 352-6