Name: Margaret\Margery HEREWARD , heir of Lillingstone 1 2 3 4
Birth: ABT 1295 in Bondesbury Manor, Guilden Morden, Cambridgeshire, England
Death: AFT 1329 in Lillingstone Lovell, Oxfordshire, England 4
Death: AFT 1319 5
Manor of Lillingstone Lovell, Buckinghamshire:
William Clifford, tenant of lands in Lillingstone in 1131, was evidently an ancestor of Margery Clifford, who was holding under Sir Hugh de Chanceporc in 1254. Her first husband was Peter de St. Martin, but she was the wife of Peter Dansey in 1260, when Lillingstone Manor was settled on them and their issue with remainder to Margery's right heirs. He was living in 1266 and she in 1284. Her heirs appear to have been Margery Criol (Keriel), Elizabeth wife of John Pabenham, and Margery daughter and heir of Robert and Margaret Hereward, to whom Richard son and heir of Sir John Clifford quitclaimed in 1313 his rights in Lillingstone and elsewhere, a special point being made of the lands held by Margery Criol it that date, probably by settlement on her marriage. She was the widow of Sir Nicholas Criol, kt., and was holding this manor in 1316. The Margery, however, who married William Lovel was probably Margery Hereward, and received her purparty of Lillingstone, for in the 14th century there took place a division of the estate into the manors of Overend and Netherend, each apparently held for half a fee. This distinction was maintained into the 17th century, though the whole property was then again in one ownership. William Lovel obtained a grant of free warren in Lillingstone in 1346, and was knighted at the siege of Calais the following year. His widow Margery is mentioned in 1348, and Beatrice Lovel, who held this moiety in 1361, was presumably their daughter. The owner of the other moiety was said to be Margery Criol. The re-united manor passed eventually with the Criol-Lovel estate in Irchester (Northamptonshire) to Alice daughter of William Adderbury and Elizabeth Swynford. She married Roger Chamber, called of Lillingstone about 1382, and was in possession of a moiety of Irchester in 1428. Their daughter and heir Mary married Sir John Fitz Simond of North Shoebury (Essex), by whom she had a son and heir Robert Fitz Simond, owner of both Irchester and Lillingstone at his death in 1473. The manors passed to his daughter and co-heir Joan, then wife of Robert Timperley. She afterwards married, as his second wife, Henry Wentworth of Great Codham Hall in Wethershield (Essex), who died in 1482.
['Parishes : Lillingstone Lovell', A History of the County of Buckingham: Volume 4 (1927), pp. 191-197. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk]
NOTE: Apparently William Clifford was a priest, who was granted Lillingstone by an appreciative patron. The manor then descended in the main line of the Clifford family.
NOTE: The above article missed the fact that John Chamber was son & heir of Beatrice Lovell (see notes for John Chamber). Therefore the descent of Lillingstone went through the Chamber family. Alice Adderbury held Lillingstone in 1428, probably as a dowerage, after the death of her husband Roger Chamber, who inherited Lillingstone from his father John.
Father: Robert HEREWARD , of Guilden Morden, Sheriff, Sir b: ABT 1268
Mother: Margaret\Margery de CRIOL ,heir of Lillingstone b: ABT 1272 in Cherry Hinton, Chesterton, Cambridgeshire, England
William LOVELL , of Lillingstone, Sir b: ABT 1293 in Broughton Manor, Appleton-le-Street Yorkshire North Riding, England
- Beatrix\Beatrice LOVELL , heir of Lillingstone b: ABT 1318 in Bondesbury Manor, Guilden Morden, Cambridgeshire, England
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Page: Rosie Bevan, 14 Apr 2002
- Title: VCH - Buckinghamshire, www.british-history.ac.uk
- Title: VCH - Cambridge and the Isle of Ely, www.british-history.ac.uk
Page: VIII:97-110, see notes for Robert Hereward, d. c1305
- Title: VCH - Yorkshire North Riding:. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk
Page: I:464-71, see notes for William Lovell, d. 1348
- Title: Some Corrections and Additions to the Complete Peerage, www.medievalgenealogy.org.uk/cp/index.shtml
Page: Volume 3, Criol or Kiriel, page 542
Text: Margery was alive when her grandmother Margery Criol made her will in 1319. She may have lived much longer.