Sir Richard Camoys, of Ingescourt

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Richard Camoys, of Ingescourt

Birthplace: Camoys Court, Sussex, England
Death: before June 24, 1416
Trotton, Sussex, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas de Camoys, 1st Baron Camoys and Elizabeth de Camoys, heir of Milton
Husband of Joan Camoys
Father of Eleanor Lewknor; Margaret (Camoys) Rademylde; Jane de Camoys and Hugh de Camoys, 3rd Baron Camoys
Brother of Maud de Camoys; Sir Roger de Camoys, of Camoys Court and Alice de Camoys

Occupation: Knight in Camois Court
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About Sir Richard Camoys, of Ingescourt

He was a Knight of the Garter, and Warden of Porchester. He was Lord of the Manors of Ingescourt-in-Great Milton and Chiselhampton (Oxford). In 1399 he and his father were granted custody of the town and castle of Porchester, a royal castle. In 1408 he was served heir to his cousin Gilbert Wace, from whom he inherited the manors of Kingsey and Tythrope-in-Kingsey (Buckingham), and Checkenden (Oxford). He died in his father's lifetime.

Together with his father, he was apparently responsible for commissioning the wall paintings at Saint George's church in Trotton. The north wall there shows a hunting scene from the late 1380s with four armored figures wearing jupons of the Camoys arms and helms bearing the Camoys crest of plumes. This scene, depicting the local lords of the manor in the parish church is unique in English art. The south wall shows a donor scene dated about 1400 with Sir Thomas Camoys with his coat of arms, his son Sir Richard with his coat of arms, and Sir Richard's wife Joan Poynings, all kneeling. It is probably these three who commissioned the work. This wall also shows a tree supporting a helm (unique in English art) with the Poynings' dragon crest beside the Poynings' badge of a crowned key, as well as other unidentified shields (one of them thought to be Colepeper) and a curious scene of a haloed knight within a tent. The west wall shows a series of five shields dated about 1400, two for Camoys, one for Lewknor, and two unidentified. Sir Richard himself is commemorated on the monumental brass for his father and step-mother. He is shown as a small figure standing at her knee.

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Sir Richard Camoys, of Ingescourt's Timeline

Camoys Court, Sussex, England
Age 18
Broadwater, Sussex, England
Age 20
Age 24
Age 25
Trotten, Suffolk, England
June 24, 1416
Age 26
Trotton, Sussex, England