Roger de Camville
Information about this person:
• Background Information. 141
Thomas Astley, father of Andrew Astley, was the son and heir of Walter Astley. Walter Astley was the son and heir of Thomas Astley, who, by his wife, Maud, sister and heir of Roger Camville of Creek (1210) had much increasted the family estates. Thomas Astley who married Maud de Camville was the son of Philip Astley, lord of Astley, co. Warwick, in 1165.
~Cokayne's Complete Peerage, 2nd Edition, Vol. I, p. 283, footnote (b)
• Background Information. 1278
Under Henry II, Walter de Camville held land at Pickwell which had apparently been in the possession of the Camville family before he inherited it. Walter was succeeded by his son Roger. By 1279 the Camville fee at Pickwell and Leesthorpe was being held as 3 knights' fees by Andrew of Astley, or Eastley, whose father Thomas is said to have married Roger's sister and co-heir. The 3 knights' fees continued to be held by the Astley family until at least 1361, when Thomas of Astley was in possession.
~A History of Leicestershire, Volume V, pp. 275-281