Name: William de HANDSACRE & Charlton, Sir 1 2
Birth: BEF 1219 in Handsacre, Armitage, Staffordshire, England 1
Death: BEF 1278 in Charlton, Pershore, Worcestershire, England 2
The following shows that William was born before 1219, and held Charlton in 1240:
The manor of Charlton does not seem to have been held by the Botelers in demesne. As early as the 12th century Robert son of Hubert held the manor of Robert Boteler. Nothing more is known of the tenants of the manor until 1240, when William de Handsacre held it. In 1267-8 he was accused of carrying off the goods of Thomas de Arderne from this manor. William did not appear to answer the plea, and the sheriff was commanded to take all his lands and tenements into the king's hands. William had evidently fallen under the king's displeasure before this time, for in 1266 he was granted a safe conduct coming to the king's court to stand his trial. William paid a subsidy of 30s. at Cropthorne in 1280, and was holding the manor in 1292 and in 1299. Sir Simon Handsacre, possibly his son, is said to have been lord of Charlton in 1331-2, and William de Handsacre was in possession in 1346. Sir Simon, who succeeded William, died before 1383-4, leaving three daughters, Eleanor wife of Richard Dineley, Elizabeth wife of Roger Colmon, and afterwards of Peter de Melburn, and Isabel wife of Lawrence Frodley. Richard Dineley and Elizabeth were dealing with a third of the manor in 1386-7, and three years later the co-heirs conveyed the manor to trustees, evidently for the purpose of settling it on the Dineleys, to whom the whole afterwards passed.
From: 'Parishes: Cropthorne', A History of the County of Worcester: volume 3 (1913), pp. 322-329. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=43131&strquery=handsacre Date accessed: 21 June 2012.
NOTE: It is obvious that there were several (I say 4) William de Handsacre holding Charlton between 1240 (who must have been born bef. 1219) and 1331-2 when the last William had died and the son Simon holds it. 4 generations in over 112 years (from birth of the 1st to death of the last).
The following shows that William was dead by 1278, had a widow Alice, a son William, and a father Geoffrey:
Coram Rege Roll, Hillary, 7 E. I.
Staff. Alice the widow of William fitz Geoffrey sued William de Hondesacre for a third of two messuages and three carucates of land, thirty acres of meadow, one hundred acres of wood, two hundred acres of pasturage, and 100s. of rent in Tybeton (Tipton). And she sued Avice de Hondesacre for a third of a messuage and a carucate of land, twenty acres of meadow, forty acres of wood, one hundred acres of pasturage, and 20s. rent in the same vill, which she claimed as her dower. The defendants did not appear,and the Sheriff is ordered to take the dower claimed into the King's hands, and to re-summon them for Michaelmas.
From: 'Plea Rolls for Staffordshire: 7 Edward I', Staffordshire Historical Collections, vol. 6 part 1 (1885), pp. 92-102. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=52427&strquery=hondesacre Date accessed: 21 June 2012.
Father: Geoffrey de HANDSACRE b: ABT 1190 in Handsacre, Armitage, Staffordshire, England
Alice b: ABT 1220
- William de HANDSACRE , & Charlton, Sir b: ABT 1240 in Handsacre, Armitage, Staffordshire, England
- Title: Victoria County History of Worcester: (1913), URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/
- Title: Staffordshire Historical Collections, George Wrottesley, 1883, www.british-history.ac.uk
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