William de Turville
- Born: Abt 1150, Weston Turville, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England
- Marriage: Unknown
- Died: After 1217, Warwickshire, England
Noted events in his life were:
• Background Information. 1318
"Geoffrey de Turville was succeeded by his son, another Geoffrey. In 1146, he acknowledged that, with the consent of Gundred, his wife, he had given to the church of St. Mary of Missenden, for the souls of his father, Geoffrey, his brother William, himself, his wife and his sons, all the land of "la Lega" that Ralf de Haltuna held."
~"The Origins of the Putenhams," New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Vol. 95. pp. 1124
• Background Information. 1265
At the beginning of the 13th century the manor of PAILTON was in the hands of William de Turville, who assented to his son William endowing his wife Maud (de Hastings) therein. In 1217, after the death of the younger William, Maud claimed the whole manor as dower, while her father-in-law would only grant her one-third of it. [Bracton's Note Book, no. 1355] The younger William having died without issue, his estates were divided between his sisters, Cecily wife of Roger de Craft, and Pernel wife of Simon de Crewelton (whose descendants took the name of Turville); the third sister, Isabel, who married Walhamet le Poure, seems to have left no issue. [V.C.H. Bucks. ii, 366\endash 8; V.C.H. Warw. iii, 93] Roger de Craft's son Roger was succeeded by his sisters Isabel wife of Hugh de Herdeburgh and Beatrice, whose first husband was William de Charneles. Accordingly in 1297 in the list of knights' fees of Edmund, Earl of Lancaster, we find a half-fee in Pailton and Harborough held by Nicholas de Turville, and a quarter-fee each held by Hugh de Herdebergh and George de Charneles in Pailton. [Cal. Inq. p.m. iii, pp. 310, 320]
~VCR: A History of the County of Warwick, Vol. VI, pp. 173-181
• Background Information. 1254
"In the reign of Edward I the lords of the honour also claimed to have the return of writs in the manor of Weston Turville. [Hund. R. (Rec. Com.), i, 44]
"The Bishop of Bayeux [V.C.H. Bucks. i, 234b] had subinfeudated all his land in Weston Turville in 1086. One hide was held by the Bishop of Lisieux, and the remainder of the land was in the hands of Roger, who may have been the Roger from whom the Bolebecs traced their descent in the female line. His son was named Anketill, and Roger son of Anketill was said to be in seisin [Cur. Reg. R. 55, m. 8] of the manor of Weston Turville in the time of Henry I. Roger's daughter Isabella married a Bolebec, and through this marriage his descendant Herbert de Bolebec claimed the manor in 1212. [Ibid] Whether his family ever held it in right of Isabella is not clear, but at the time of his claim the Turvilles were in seisin. How they became possessed of it is also lost in obscurity, but they may have obtained it through another daughter and heiress of Roger son of Anketill.
"William de Turville held the manor in the reign of King John, [Cart. Antiq. R. Z. 34] and in 1206 he granted it for the term of thirteen years to Geoffrey Fitz Piers, Earl of Essex. William de Turville was succeeded by his son William, who had, however, died before 1222, apparently leaving no children. [Cur. Reg. R. 81, m. 8; Maitland, Bracton's Note Bk. ii, no. 203] His heirs were Cecilia the wife of Reginald or Roger de Croft, Isabella the wife of Walhamet le Poure, and Petronilla the wife of Simon de Crewelton or Turville, who were presumably his sisters. [ibid.] The manor of Weston Turville was divided between Cecilia and Petronilla, but the land was divided amongst the three heiresses, [Testa de Nevill (Rec. Com.), 245b] who seem each to have held one fee. [Feud. Aids, i, 86]"
~Victoria County HistoryA History of the County of Buckingham: Volume II, pp. 365-372