Amuira de Woodplumpton
- Born: Bef 1201, Woodplumpton, Lancashire, England
- Marriage: Thomas de Beetham 913
Noted events in her life were:
• Background Information. 913
There was probably some connexion between Quenilda de Warton and Richard son of Roger the lord of Woodplumpton, for one of his daughters was named Quenilda. At all events, she gave to another of his daughters, Margaret, 1 oxgang of land in Warton together with the service of Stephen le Boteler for the 4 oxgangs he held of her. Margaret was to perform the knight's service pertaining to 5 oxgangs where nine plough-lands made a knight's fee [Final Conc. (Rec. Soc. Lancs, and Ches.), i, 28]. Richard le Boteler, the heir of Quenilda, assented to this charter, and was in 1207 called upon by Margaret and her husband Hugh de Morton to warrant the land to them, and in the following year he did so [ibid.]
Margaret's estate probably passed to her sister Amuria, who married Thomas de Beetham, but how the lordship of the rest was transferred is unknown.
A History of the County of Lancaster, Volume 7, pp.171-174, footnote 8
• Background Information. 920
Bootle was certainly made a portion of the Bussels' fee of Penwortham. Warin Bussel, under Roger of Poitou, may have held Bootle before 1100. Of the barons of Penwortham it was held by Roger son of Ravenkil, and descended to his son Richard, lord of Woodplumpton and founder of Lytham Priory. Two only of Richard's five daughters left issue-Maud, wife of Sir Robert de Stock port, and Amuria, wife of Thomas de Beetham; and their heirs continued to hold it down to the time of Edward II.
The inquisition held in 1249,after the death of Thomas de Beetham showed that he held 8 oxgangs of land in Bootle of the earl of Lincoln, rendering 12s. yearly, and 2 by knight's service from which he took nothing. In 1242-1243, Thomas de Beetham and Robert de Stockport were said to hold the fourth part of a knight's fee here. [Lancs. Inq. and Extents, Rec. Soc. Lancs. and Ches., 149, 171].
~ A History of the County of Lancaster: Volume 3, pp. 31-35
Amuira married Thomas de Beetham, son of Ralph de Beetham and Ingaretha.913 (Thomas de Beetham died Shortly before 1249 in Kendal, Westmorland, England 193.)