Adam de Newmarch, of Whatton

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Adam de Newmarch

Also Known As: "Newmarch"
Death: 1247 (41-42)
Watton, Driffield East Riding, Yorkshire, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir Adam ‘2nd’ de Neufmarche and Margeria de Neufmarche
Husband of Elizabeth de Mowbray
Father of Henry de Newmarch
Brother of John de Neufmarché and Robert de Newmarch

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About Adam de Newmarch, of Whatton


Newmarch, Geo F, and C H. Newmarch. The Newmarch Pedigree: Verified by Public Records, Authentic Manuscripts, and General and Local Histories. Cirencester [England: E. Baily, 1868. Page 17-18. < GoogleBooks >

Here we pause to take up the Whatton Pedigree.

CHAPTER III. A. D. 1216-1403.

ADAM DE NEWMARCH, the younger son of Adam the 2nd, succeeded his father in the possession of the Whatton estates, as has been already mentioned. He was, of course, the uncle of that Adam who was so conspicuous in the latter part of the reign of Henry III., with whom he was cotemporary, and for whom he has been in some instances mistaken.

He is recorded to have confirmed the gifts of his ancestors, Adam and Adelina, to the Canons of Nostell, an act which serves to identify him and to prove his descent, while on the other hand he received in 25 Henry III. A.D. 1241, a grant of lands from the Abbot and Convent of Wellebek, which lands are described in the Chartulary as “ lying between the Holme of the said Sir Adam and the Causeway of Aslacton.”

The Harleian M.S.S. state the wife of this Adam to have been the daughter of Roger de Mowbray, and it is quite possible she might have been so, for that Baron had possessions in Nottinghamshire, some of which came to the Newmarches; but care must be taken not to confuse this Elizabeth with the wife of Adam of Bentley, temp. Edw. I.

The Church of Whatton contains two monuments, one of them in alabaster, surmounted by the figure of a knight clad in mail and rich armour, upon whose helmet appears the head and part of the body of a griffin compassed with a coronet. Below the figure are the Arms of Newmarch, five fusils in Fesse. On the sides of the monument are eighteen shields embossed, containing the arms which the Knight in question was entitled to quarter. The monument bears the inscription of “A *** Newmarch," by whom was intended we have little doubt the Adam whom we are now noticing, and not, as the writer of the work called " Magna Britannia” has assumed, Adam the Benefactor of Nostell, or Adam the 2nd his grandson.

The Arms of Newmarch, of Whatton, were, Argent, five fusils in fesse, gules; those of Newmarch, of Bentley, Gules, five fusils in fesse, or. Thoroton's Notts. Harleian M.S.S.

HENRY DE NEWMARCH succeeded Adam in the possession of Whatton. The Rotuli Hundredorum mention him as holding that manor, and also as having a charter of free fishing in Whatton, 3 Edward I., A.D. 1275. Thoroton speaks of him immediately after his notice of the lastmentioned Adam, and the grant made to him by the Abbot and Monks of Wellebek, thus "Henry de Novo Mercato, :, son of this Sir Adam, confirmed to that Abbey all their lands and possessions they had in his fee in this parish of Whatton, and out; and so did Thomas de Novo Mercato the son and heir of this Sir Henry.” He appears to have married Dionysia, daughter and heiress of Odo de Tili by the Lady Mobilia. Rot. Hundred. Thoroton.

Adam de Neufmarche


ADAM de Neufmarché ([1173/77]-1247, before Sep). Bracton notes a claim, dated 1225, by "Adam de Novo Mercato" against "Willelmum comitem Warenne et priorem de Lewes" for "ecclesiam de Hethfeldia…advocacionem", the defendant claiming that "Mabilie de Tylle…avia ipsius Ade" gave the advocacy to him, while the plaintiff claimed that "Mabilia…[et] Odonis de Tylli viri sui" gave "manerium de Hethfeldia" to "Henrico de Novo Mercato patri suo in maritagium cum filia eorum"[1761]. m ---. The name of Adam’s wife is not known. Adam & his wife had two children:

  • i) JOHN de Neufmarché (-after 1242). King John sent "Johem et Adam filios et obsides ipsius Ade" for "Ade de Novo Mercato" by order dated 18 Oct 1213[1762]. “Adam de Novo Mercato filius Johannis de Novo Mercato” donated “locum beati Nicholai de Cobbecroft” to Pontefract for the soul of “Johanne uxoris mee” by undated charter[1763]. - NEUFMARCHE[1764].
  • ii) ADAM de Neufmarché . King John sent "Johem et Adam filios et obsides ipsius Ade" for "Ade de Novo Mercato" by order dated 18 Oct 1213[1765].


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Driffield East Riding, Yorkshire, , England
Age 42
Watton, Driffield East Riding, Yorkshire, England