Name: Robert de HASTANG , of Leamington & Withybrook 1
Birth: BEF 1203 in Leamington Hastings, Warwickshire, England 1
Death: AFT 1242 in Hopsford Manor, Withybrook, Rugby, Warwickshire, England 1
Hopsford Manor, Withybrook, Warwickshire:
HOPSFORD figures in Domesday Book as 'Apleford', 3 hides being held of Geoffrey de Wirce by Ulvric, who had been the tenant of Lewin before 1066. The subsequent overlordship of the Mowbrays and their descendants is shown in inquisitions of 1297, when Robert de Hastang helf a half-fee in Nuthurst and Hopsford subject to scutage, 1361, 1399, and 1461, in the last case Hopsford being reckoned by itself for a quarter of a fee.
In the middle of the 12th century Herbet Putot was the tenant of the Mowbrays; he gave 2 virgates of land at Hopsford, one of his demesne and the other of 'terra defensabilis', to Combe Abbey, this grant being confirmed by Henry II between 1154 and 1158. The later tenants were the Hastang family of Leamington Hastings (q.v.), Robert holding a quarter and a twentieth of a fee of Niel and of Roger de Mowbray in Hopsford in 1224-30 and 1242-3 respectively, in addition to the half-fee in Hopsford and Nuthurst. The quarter and twentieth were extended at 60s. yearly in 1313 and 40s. in 1349. In 1340 Thomas de Hastang and Elizabeth his wife settled the manor on themselves and their heirs, but in 1358 Sir John Hastang confirmed a grant made the previous year by John de Lyouns, who had a life interest in the manor, to William de Catesby. This led to a lawsuit in 1438, when Sir Humphrey Stafford, the grandson of Sir John de Hastang's granddaughter Maud, sued Robert Catesby for the manor. The latter, who had settled it in tail male in 1405, and his wife Lettice quitclaimed the manor to Sir Humphrey and his heirs in 1441, the extent being 5 messuages, a toft, 220 acres of land, 12 of meadow, and 6 of pasture. The Stafford family retained Hopsford for about 70 years, except from 1493 to 1516 when it was in the hands of Sir William Vampage owing to Sir Humphrey Stafford II's attainder; it was finally passed in 1517 by this Sir Humphrey and Margaret his wife to Sir Edward Belknap. He in turn sold it the following year to Richard Wright of Hopsford and his son Humphrey for £312 3s. 9d.
From: 'Parishes: Withybrook', A History of the County of Warwick: Volume 6: Knightlow hundred (1951), pp. 265-268. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=57145&strquery=withybrook Date accessed: 18 May 2013.
Father: Humphrey de HASTANG , of Leamington, Sir b: ABT 1175 in Leamington Hastings, Warwickshire, England
- Robert HASTANG , of Chebsey & Leamington, Sir b: ABT 1225 in Leamington Hastings, Warwickshire, England
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