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  • ID: I39018
  • Name: William de DURVILLE , of Clapton & Dowlish 1
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: ABT 1147 in Dowlish Wake, Chard, Somerset, England
  • Death: AFT 1199 in Clapton Manor, Crewkerne, Chard, Somerset, England
  • Note:
    Clapton Manor, Crewkerne, Somerset:

    The overlordship of the manor of CLAPTON was described in 1281 as 1/3 fee of the little fee of Mortain, and had probably been held at the Conquest by Robert, count of Mortain. The overlordship seems to have descended with the Mortain manor of Bickenhall, held in 1086 by William de L'Estre from whom it had passed by about 1260 to Joan, daughter of another William de L'Estre, who married Robert de Paveley (d. 1274). Paveley held fee in Clapton at his death and it passed to his son John (d. 1281). John's widow Eve successfully claimed the overlordship as her dower in 1287 and by 1303 it was held by John de Bykenhulle, identified with John son of John and Eve de Paveley. The tenure was not mentioned again until 1484 when it was held by John son of Thomas Rodney, who occurred as overlord in 1493. By 1551 and subsequently the manor was held of the king in chief.

    In the late 12th century the terre-tenancy was evidently held by William de Durville, who was succeeded by his son Eustace. In 1208 Eustace gave half of Clapton to Christine, widow of Ralph Wake, although this subdivision does not recur. Eustace de Durville had conveyed the manor to Alice de Vaux before 1212, in which year it was held by her son Robert, although her ownership was again recorded in 1214. By 1228 the manor had passed to Baldwin of Clapton who was continuing as lord there in 1252.

    ['Parishes: Crewkerne', A History of the County of Somerset: Volume 4 (1978), pp. 4-38. URL:]

    Marriage 1 Spouse Unknown
      1. Has Children Christine de DURVILLE , heir of Dowlish b: ABT 1170 in Dowlish Wake, Chard, Somerset, England
      2. Has Children Eustace de DURVILLE , of Dowlish & Clapton b: ABT 1180 in Dowlish Wake, Chard, Somerset, England

      1. Title: VCH - Somerset - URL:
        Page: IV:4-38
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