William de Camville
(Abt 1200-)
Thomas de Camville Lord of Arrow
William de Camville
(-Bef 1301)


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William de Camville

  • Died: Bef 1301, Braunstone, Leicestershire, England

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• Background Information: Braunstone, Leicestershire, England. 1501
In 1293 the manor was held from Richard Harecurt by Thomas de Camville, [Cal. Inq. p.m. iii, p. 76.] but Thomas was probably not then the tenant in demesne, since in 1299 the manor was held from him by Hugh of Braunstone. [Ibid. iii, p. 400] Members of Hugh's family had been holding land in the parish earlier; Hugh's brother, Master Henry of Braunstone, was holding land at Braunstone in 1297, [Nichols, Leics. i, p. cxvi; Hist. MSS. Com. Hastings, i. 57-58] and Adam son of Ivo, who was holding land in the township in 1225, [Farnham, Leics. Notes, i. 174] was probably Master Henry's father. [Hist. MSS. Com. Hastings, i. 61] At the end of the 13th century there were thus three lords between the tenant in demesne and the tenant in chief. Hugh of Braunstone was succeeded by his son Henry, who in 1312 granted his lands at Braunstone to William de Herle for life. [Ibid. 65] William's son, Robert de Herle, held considerable property at Braunstone, which was inherited by his nephew Ralph de Hastings, [Cal. Inq. p.m. xi, p. 450; Hist. MSS. Com. Hastings, i. 21, 22] who held the manor in 1388-9, [Cal. Close, 1396-9, 95- 96] but though his descendants held land in Braunstone they do not appear to have held the manor, [Cal. Inq. p.m. (Rec. Com.), iv, p. 179; Cal. Fine R. 1430-7, 311; Farnham, Leics. Notes, i. 181] nor do those of Henry of Braunstone. By 1364 the manor was in the hands of Thomas de Erdyngton, [Cal. Inq. p.m. xi, p. 450] who was probably the tenant in demesne. Erdyngton had married Margaret, daughter of Thomas Corbet, who had inherited the manor from William, son of Thomas de Camvile. [Farnham, Leics. Notes, i. 179, 180. It was later stated (ibid. i. 180; Cal. Close, 6, 433) that Thomas and his wife had been given the manor by Thomas's father Giles, but there seems no other way by which the manor could have passed to the Erdyngton family than through the marriage of Thomas with Margaret Corbet.]

A History of the County of Leicester, Vol. IV, pp. 428-433


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