Sir Alexander Cruwys Knight
Robert Fitz Payn
Nesta of Wales
Sir Robert Cruwys Knight
Matilda Fitz Payn
Alexander de Cruwys
(Bef 1280-1331)


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Constance de London

Alexander de Cruwys

  • Born: Bef 1280, Cruwys Morchard, Devonshire, England
  • Marriage: Constance de London
  • Died: Shortly After 13 Oct 1331, England

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• Web Reference: Cruwys of Cruwys Morchard. 1447,1452,1453,1454
Alexander de Cruwys was the son of Sir Robert de Cruwys and Matilda Fitz Payn. Given that his elder son was born in 1299 it is reasonable to place his birth as before, and probably well before, 1280. He is named in a suit concerning Anstey Cruwys as the son of Sir Robert de Cruwys and Matilda and the father of Robert de Cruwys. [Pedigrees from the Plea Rolls, p. 16 ]

During his father's lifetime, Alexander was given the manors of Over Woolecombe, Colecomb and Blythemesham. [Inquisitions and Assessments Relating to Feudal Aids, vol. I (Bedford - Devon), pp. 359, 362] This represents the single fee held by Robert Fitz Payn and Nesta his wife in 1242. [Testa de Nevill, pt. 2. A.D. 1242-1293 p. 775] He had succeeded to Cruwys Morchard by 1316. [Inquisitions and Assessments Relating to Feudal Aids, vol. I, p.372 ]

Alexander died shortly before 13 October 1331 when his writ of diem clausit extremum was issued; the subsequent IPM was held on 10 December 1331. [Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem, Vol. 7, p. 253 No. 344] The printed IPM shows him holding Little Rackenford; Great Rackenford and Sydham of the inheritance of Constance his wife by the courtesy of England. His heir was Robert de Cruwes, age 32 years and more.

Alexander married Constance de London.

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