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Walter de Hungerford

Nicknames: "Lord Of Hungerford"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Heytesbury, Wiltshire, England
Death: Died in Heytesbury, Wiltshire, , England
Cause of death: Died after 1355
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir Walter II de Hungerford; Walter Hungerford; Mary de Heytesbury and Mary Maude Hungerford
Husband of Elizabeth Cherill Heiress de Hungerford
Father of Sir Thomas de Hungerford; Peter DeHungerford; John Walter Hungerford; Alice Hungerford and Walter de Hungerford
Brother of Robert Hungerford, Sir and Robert Hungerford

Occupation: Knight
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About Walter de Hungerford

“The venerable remains of Farley Castle, the renowned baronial residence of the Hungerfords, is situated about six miles south-east from bath, in the county of Somerset. It is supposed to derive its name from the fairness of its leys, or meadows; being situated in a rich and beautiful tract of country. Farley is of great antiquity, having been in the possession of some of the Saxon Thanes; and it was for many ages distinguished as the seat of men of great power and eminence. At the time of the Norman Conquest [A.D. 1066] it was possessed by one of the Conqueror’s powerful barons, Roger de Curcelle; at whose death, William Rufus granted it to Hugh de Montfort, son to Thurstan de Bastenbergh, another Norman of distinction.” (p. 361)

“In its original state this castle consisted of two courts of wards, which were surrounded by a lofty embattled wall and a moat. The hall was hung round with suits of armour worn by its martial possessors, and with the spoils from the fields of Cressy, Poictiers, Agincourt, and Calais. Of these buildings no perfect part remains.” (p. 363)

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Served as a Knight of the shire for the county of Wiltshire 3 times - The Hungerford Cartulary - Wiltshire Record Society Introduction p xv

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7605544. Sir Walter Hungerford & 7605545. Elizabeth Fitzjohn

~1290, Walter born in Wiltshire, England, s/o §Walter de Hungerford & Maud Heytersbury.

~1300, Elizabeth born in Wiltshire, England, d/o §Sir Adam FitzJohn of Chevill, Wiltshire & Elizabeth ?.

2/1/1327 at Westminster, Edward III, age 14, crowned king of England.

1329-38, Walter de Hungerford and Elizabeth his wife request execution of a fine through which the manor of Hanthorpe ought to descend to Elizabeth, on which they have sued a scire facias before Geoffrey Lescrop and his companions, justices of King’s Bench, and which has been delayed for four years and more … Adam Fitz John, father of Elizabeth de Hungerford; Elizabeth [Fitz John] his wife, mother of Elizabeth de Hungerford. (S) UKNA. see The National Archives Item reference SC 8/53/2627

1329-1338 Description: APWalter de Hungerford and Elizabeth de Hungerford his wifede Hungerford; de Hungerford Walter; ElizabethKing and councilWalter de Hungerford and Elizabeth his wife request execution of a fine through which the manor of Hanthorpe ought to descend to Elizabeth, on which they have sued a scire facias before Geoffrey Lescrop and his companions, justices of King's Bench, and which has been delayed for four years and more.The justices are to be ordered by a writ containing the effect of this petition to put the party to answer the scire facias in this case.Ermesthorp (Hanthorpe), [Lincolnshire].Geoffrey Lescrop (Scrope), justice of King's Bench: Alice . . . stede [missing due to damage to ms]Adam Fitz John, father of Elizabeth de HungerfordElizabeth [Fitz John] his wife, mother of Elizabeth de Hungerford

Note - Datable by the legal career of Geoffrey Le Scrope. Walter de Hungerford of Farleigh, Somerset, b.c.1314, m. (c.1329) Elizabeth FitzJohn (b.1312, dau of Sir Adam FitzJohn of Cherill).

Ref: SC 8/53/2627 (See PDF of National Archives document attached)

1331-36, Walter de Hungerford, knight of the shire in parliament. (S) History of the County of Wiltshire, V5, 1957.

4/16/1332, Grant … Witnesses: Walter de Hungerford, Roger de Baskervile, Knts. (S) UKNA.

4/21/1333, Witnesses: Walter de Hungerford, then bailiff of Sarum [appointed by the bishop of Salisbury]. (S) UKNA.

11/19/1335, Mandate to Walter de Hungerford, escheator in the counties of Kent, Surrey, Sussex and Middlesex. (S) CPRs.

1335-6, Walter de Hungerford, Exchequer: King's Remembrancer: Escheators’ Particulars of Account Surrey, Sussex, Kent, Middx. (S) UKNA.

1/3/1343, Walter de Hungerford, Robert ate More and John de Estbury, surveyors of measures and weights in the counties of Oxford and Berks. (S) CPRs.

4/1/1345, Commission to Robert de Hungerford, Roger de Esterford and Walter de Hungerford, … lands whereof Oliver de Ingham died seised, … (S) CPRs.

11/4/1349, Thomas son of Walter de Hungerford acknowledges that he owes to John Pyle, citizen of London, 100 marks. (S) CCRs.

5/28/1351,Commission of peace … John de Roches, Walter de Hungerford and John Everard are associated in the commission in the county of Wilts. (S) CPRs.

6/30/1352, Walter heir to his older brother Robert.

11/12/1355, Walter of Hungerford to Thomas son of John of Buckland, co. Berks and Isabella (his wife). Land in Kintbury and Wickham, co. Berks. Thomas son of Walter of Hungerford, Berks, to Thomas son of John of Buckland, Berks, and Isabel (his wife). Land in Kintbury and Wickham, co. Berks. (S) UKNA. (S) CPRs.

(S) A Genealogical History of the Dormant, … Burke, 1866, P291.

Family notes: • Maud d/o John de Heytesbury, co. Wiltshire. (S) The Gentleman’s Magazine, V93, 1823, P330.

Child of Walter and Elizabeth:

i. Thomas Hungerford (3802772), born ~1320 in England. Posted by Bond0007 at 10:36 PM

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Start of the Lineage - Hungerford - Barons Hungerford By Writ of Summons, date 7 January, 1426.

Walter de Hungerford, who m. Maud de Heytesbury, was father of Walter de Hungerford living A.D., 1308, who had two sons, Robert, and Walter."

SIR WALTER HUNGERFORD, who m. Elizabeth, dau. of Sir Adam Fitz-John, of Cherill, Wilts, and was s. by his son, Sir Thomas de Hungerford ..."

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  • Sir Thomas (de) Hungerford (died 3 December 1398) was the first person to be recorded in the rolls of the Parliament of England as holding the (pre-existing) office of Speaker of the House of Commons of England.[1][2]
  • Hungerford was the son of Walter de Hungerford of Heytesbury, Wiltshire, by his marriage to Elizabeth, daughter and heiress of Sir Adam Fitz-John of Cherhill in the same county. The Hungerford family was seated in Wiltshire by the twelfth century, and Hungerford's father sat for the county in the parliaments of 1331/2, 1333/4, and 1336. An uncle, Robert, sat for Wiltshire in the parliament of 1316, was a commissioner to inquire into the possessions of the Despensers after their attainder in 1328, and gave much land to the hospital at Calne in memory of his first wife, Joan, to the church of Hungerford, Wiltshire, and to other religious foundations. He was buried in 1355 in Hungerford Church, where an elaborate monument long existed above his grave. An inscription to his memory is still extant in the church. His second wife was Geva, widow of Adam de Stokke, but he left no issue.[3] .... etc.
  • From: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Hungerford_(Speaker)
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  • Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900, Volume 28
  • HUNGERFORD, Sir THOMAS (d. 1398), speaker of the House of Commons, was son of Walter de Hungerford of Heytesbury, Wiltshire, by Elizabeth, daughter and heiress of Sir Adam Fitz-John of Cherill in the same county. The Hungerfords were seated in Wiltshire in the twelfth century, and Thomas's father sat for the county in the parliaments of 1331-2, 1333-4, and 1336. An uncle, Robert, sat for Wiltshire in the parliament of 1316, was a commissioner to inquire into the possessions of the Despensers after their attainder in 1328, and gave much land to the hospital at Calne in memory of his first wife, Joan, to the church of Hungerford, Wiltshire, and to other religious foundations. He was buried in 1355 in Hungerford Church, where an elaborate monument long existed above his grave. An inscription to his memory is still extant in the church. His second wife was Geva, widow of Adam de Stokke, but he left no issue (cf. Gough, Sepulchral Monuments, i. 107, plate xxxviii; Notes and Queries, 2nd ser. viii. 464, ix. 49, 165, 293). .... etc.
  • From: http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Hungerford,_Thomas_(DNB00)
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  • HUNGERFORD, Sir Thomas (d.1397), of Farleigh Hungerford, Som. and Heytesbury, Wilts.
  • b. bef. 1328, s. and h. of Walter Hungerford† by Elizabeth, ?da. of Sir Adam Fitzjohn of Cherhill, Wilts. and nephew and h. of Sir Robert Hungerford† of Rushall, Wilts. m. (1) by 1352, Eleanor, da. and h. of John Strug of Heytesbury, 3s. d.v.p.; (2) by 1376, Joan (d. 21 Mar. 1412), da. and coh. of Sir Edmund Hussey of Holbrook, Som., wid. of John Whiton of Bossington, Som., 2s. inc. Sir Walter* (1 d.v.p.). Kntd. Feb. 1375.
  • From: http://www.historyofparliamentonline.org/volume/1386-1421/member/hungerford-sir-thomas-1397
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  • http://www.thepeerage.com/p56845.htm#i568448
  • http://www.tudorplace.com.ar/HUNGERFORD.htm#Walter De HUNGERFORD (Sir)1
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Sir Walter III de Hungerford's Timeline

1314
1314
Wiltshire, England

The birthdate for Sir Walter III de Hungerford is not known. He was born BEFORE 1328 - 1286 is an estimated date of birthdate - no reasoning has been given for this date.

1329
1329
Age 15
Somerset, England
1329
Age 15
Hungerford, Somerset, Farliegh, England

National Archives Item reference SC 8/53/2627 (attached to profile)

"Adam Fitz John, father of Elizabeth de HungerfordElizabeth [Fitz John] his wife, mother of Elizabeth de HungerfordDatable by the legal career of Geoffrey Le Scrope. Walter de Hungerford of Farleigh, Somerset, b.c.1314, m. (c.1329) Elizabeth FitzJohn (b.1312, dau of Sir Adam FitzJohn of Cherill)."

1331
1331
- 1332
Age 17
1365
1365
Age 51
Heytesbury, Wiltshire, , England
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Heytesbury, Wiltshire, , England
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