Eva de Whitchurch
- Born: Abt 1205, Shrivenham, Faringdon, Berkshire, England
- Marriage: William de Champernoun 141,599,1216
Other names for Eva were Eva Alba Monasterio and Eve de Blanchminster.599
Noted events in her life were:
• Background Information. 599
According to Richardson's Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 36-37, Eve de Blanchminster (or Whitchurch) was married first to William de Champernoun who was living in 1235, or Umberleigh in Atherington and High Bickington, Devon, Hampton Gay and Lower Heyford, Oxfordshire. Eva was the daughter and heiress of Reynold de Blanchminster (or Whitchurch) who was lifing in 1248, by his wife Alice, daughter and co-heiress of Nicholas de Bolney.
Eva's second husband was Henry Fitz Roy, Knight who died shortly before April 1245, and Eva remarried for a third time to Giles de Clifford (living 1276/7), the younger son of Walter de Clifford by Agnes, daughter and heiress of Roger de Condet. Eva and Giles had one son named Reynold de Clifford.
• Background Information. 1216
"The moiety of Shrivenham acquired by William Longespée, Earl of Salisbury, was held after his death by his widow Ela. [Rot. Lit. Claus. (Rec. Com.), ii, 110.] His son William Longespée, who received a grant in confirmation in 1229, [Cal. Chart. R. 1226-57, p. 102; Cal. Close, 1227-31, p. 223] is said to have enfeoffed two tenants, Reynold de Whitchurch and Adam de Hawtrey.
The immediate tenancy of the manor descended from Reynold de Whitchurch (living as late as 1248) to his daughter and heir Eva, who married Giles de Clifford. [Hund. R. (Rec. Com.), i, 13] In 1257 Giles de Clifford and Eva his wife appear as overlords (in right of Eva) of land in Shrivenham Hundred formerly held by Alan de Farnham. Alan de Farnham married Margaret sister of Alice wife of Reynold de Whitchurch.
In 1276 the manor was said to be held by Giles de Clifford. [Hund. R. (Rec. Com.), i, 13] In the same year, Reynold son of Giles de Clifford received from Ralph de Wylington and his wife Juliana a quitclaim of a messuage and 2 carucates of land in Shrivenham, which, at their instance, he granted to Joan de Chambernun. It appears that Joan de Chambernun, mother of Ralph de Wylington, was daughter of Eva and William de Chambernun. [Sir W. Pole, Collections towards Description of County of Devon, 422] It is possible, therefore, from the devolution of the manor, that the daughter of Reynold de Whitchurch married, first, William de Chambernun, by whom she had a daughter Joan who married Ralph de Wylington the elder, and, secondly, Giles de Clifford. Joan de Chambernun was holding the manor in 1284. [Assize R. Mich. 12 Edw. I, m. 6 (Agarde's MS. index)] Before 1310, it had descended to John de Wylington, son of Ralph and Juliana, who in that year received a grant of free warren in his demesne lands of Stalpits. [Cal. Chart. R. 1300-26, p. 16]
~A History of the County of Berkshire, Vol. IV, pp. 531-543
• Background Information. 141
Ralph de Wilington married, before 17 July 1238, Joan, daughter and heir of William de Champernon, by Eve, daughter of Rainald de Whitchurch (Albo Monasterio), of Shrivenham, Berkshire. He died between April 1255 and July 1260. Joan was living in 1284-86.
~Cokayne's Complete Peerage, 2nd Edition, Vol. XII/B, p.645
Eva married William de Champernoun, son of Jordan de Champernoun and Emma de Soligny 141,599.,1216 (William de Champernoun was born about 1203 in Umberleigh, Torrington, Devonshire, England and died before 21 Aug 1249 in High Bickington, Torrington, Devon, England.)