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  • ID: I40326
  • Name: Alice de ADDERBURY 1 2
  • Sex: F
  • ALIA: Alice de /Abberbury/
  • Birth: ABT 1379 in Newbury, Berkshire, England
  • Death: AFT 1428 in Lillingstone Lovell, Oxfordshire, England 1
  • Note:
    Manor of Irchester, Nothamptonshire:

    'A Frenchman' was sub-tenant here of William Peverel at the Survey. Goscelin of Irchester held land of the manor of Higham Ferrers from 1164 to 1179, but by 1181 this had descended to Richard of Irchester, tenant until 1200 and probably later. Peter son of Peter of Irchester held land here in 1231, and in 1242 a later Richard of Irchester was the Earl Ferrers's tenant for one-eighth of a knight's fee in the parish. Richard his son, on whom he made a settlement in 1249, settled the manor in trust for his brother William on William de Clifford, rector of Irchester from 1268 and in later years Bishop of Emly. In 1275 Amy, wife of William de Polebrook, with her husband sued William de Clifford for the manor as heir of her brother William of Irchester. Richard, however, was still alive and in accordance with the Dictum of Kenilworth was allowed to redeem his inheritance, which he settled afresh on William de Clifford and his brother Richard. A later suit brought by William and Amy against Richard of Irchester himself was equally unsuccessful, and in 1284 William de Clifford held a quarter of a knight's fee in Irchester, which he and his brother Richard transferred to Thomas de Morton five years later, possibly in trust for Margery, wife of Sir Nicholas de Crioll, who was tenant in 1298 and 1316. She was a widow in 1313 when Richard son and heir of Sir John de Clifford surrendered to her and her co-heirs Elizabeth, wife of Sir John Pabenham the elder, and Margery Hereward, daughter and heir of Margaret, late the wife of Sir Robert Hereward, all his right to lands in Irchester and neighbouring parishes. Possibly she or Margery Hereward afterwards married Sir William Lovel whom, with his wife Margery, Elizabeth de Pabenham sued in 1342 for a moiety of the manor of Irchester as her inheritance. This she recovered and settled upon her son Thomas, on whose death in 1345 the manor was taken into the king's hands during the minority of his heir, Elizabeth's petition for its restoration to herself being rejected. Her grandson Laurence de Pabenham was seised of her inheritance in Irchester at his death in 1399. His son John, then aged 9, survived his father only eight years. One moiety of the Pabenham manor in Irchester came to his step-sister Katharine, wife of Sir Thomas Aylsbury who died in 1418. From Katherine, who was still seised in 1428, this descended to Laurence, her son by her second husband Sir John Cheyne of Fen Ditton, and from Laurence to his brother John. This younger Sir John Cheyne was succeeded in 1489 by his son Thomas whose estates passed at his death in 1514 to his only child Elizabeth whom he had betrothed to Thomas son and heir of Sir Nicholas Vaux. The son of this marriage, William second Lord Vaux of Harrowden, his mother's heir at her death in 1556, sold Irchester in or before 1593 to Sir Thomas Cecil, and he in 1596 sold the manor to John Wiseman, who within two years transferred his rights here to Thomas Bletsoe, a freeholder of the Duchy of Lancaster in this parish in 1611. A grant of his great-grandmother's inheritance, which included the manor of Irchester, was made to Edward, grandson and heir of the second William Lord Vaux of Harrowden by James I in 1613.

    The other moiety of the Pabenham manor in Irchester came on John de Pabenham's death to his younger sister Eleanor, wife of John Tyringham. She was dead in 1420, and in 1428 it was held by Alice Chamber, probably daughter of Eleanor. Sir Robert Fitz Simond, whose mother, Mary Chamber, was presumably Alice's daughter, died seised of this moiety in 1473 when his heir was his daughter Joan wife of Robert Tymperley and subsequently wife of Henry Wentworth, by whom she had a son Nicholas.

    ['Parishes: Irchester with Knuston and Chester-on-the-Water', A History of the County of Northampton: Volume 4 (1937), pp. 21-27. URL:]

    NOTE: The above article makes a large error: the "other moiety" belonged to Margery Hereward (not the Pabenhams), who lost part (probably half) of her interest in Irchester to her mother's sister Elizabeth Pabenham in 1342 but still retained her share. This moiety descended from Margery (see notes for Margaret Hereward d. >1329), in the same way as Lillingstone Lovell, through her dau. Margery to Beatrice Lovel to Roger Chamber. Alice Adderbury Chamber undoubtedly held a moiety of Irchester (as well as Lillingstone Lovel) after her husband Roger Chamber's death--as a dowager in right of her husband, not through her own inheritance.

    Father: William de ADDERBURY , of Newbury b: ABT 1358 in Shaw cum Donnington, Newbury, Berkshire, England
    Mother: Elizabeth SWYNFORD b: ABT 1360

    Marriage 1 Roger CHAMBER , of Lillingstone b: ABT 1362 in Lillingstone Lovell, Oxfordshire, England
      1. Has Children Mary CHAMBER , heir of Lillingstone b: ABT 1400 in Lillingstone Lovell, Oxfordshire, England

      1. Title: VCH - Northamptonshire:. URL:
        Media: Book
        Page: IV:21-7
      2. Title: VCH - Buckinghamshire,
        Page: IV:191-7, see notes for Margaret Hereward, d. >1329
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