Sir Roger de Camoys, of Camoys Court

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Roger de Camoys, of Camoys Court

Birthdate: (86)
Birthplace: Sussex, England, United Kingdom
Death: 1455 (82-90)
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Son of Thomas de Camoys, 1st Baron Camoys and Elizabeth de Camoys, heir of Milton
Husband of Isabel de Camoys and Isabel Camoys
Brother of Maud de Camoys; Alice de Camoys and Sir Richard Camoys, of Ingescourt

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About Sir Roger de Camoys, of Camoys Court

He was de facto Lord Camoys and a Knight of the Garter. When his nephew Hugh died in 1426 Roger apparently advanced the claim to be the successor to the Barony of Camoys as heir-male of his nephew. He was mentioned Febrauary 1427 as a knight. In 1428 he was apparently in possession of the Camoys estates and in March his nieces' husbands began legal proceedings against him to recover Trotton in Sussex and other manors. By inquisition taken December 1428 at Calais he was found to be over the age of 22. He applied for a fresh inquisition on technical grounds and is there described as "Roger, Sire of Camoys, fitz et heir a Thomas Camoys, Chivaler". In 1428 and again in April 1429 he is called "Rogerus dominus of Camoys, " in July 1432 he is called "Dominus of Camoys, " and in August 1432 "Roger, Lord Camoys." In 1433 he ceded his rights to the Manor of Trotton to the Radmyldes and Lewknors.

He appears to have had an active military career in France and to have spent much time abroad. This might account for the fact that although he seems to have been recognized as a Baron, he was never summoned to Parliament. In July 1432 he is was preparing to leave for France with 40 men at arms and 200 archers. In 1436 he was with the Earl of Huntingdon and together they relieved the English garrison at Calais. He was apparently taken prisoner in France about October 1443 when the King began to pay an annuity to his wife Isabel. His wife died in 1444 and on 26 November 1444 part of the annuity formerly paid to his wife was granted to another person. In November 1444 he was mentioned as having been taken prisoner and was granted a license to settle his property at Calais on himself and his heirs male. Shortly afterwards, the Lancastrian Queen, Margaret of Anjou mentions in ransom. In 1448 Sir Roger, then of the diocese of Chichester, was granted a Papal license to be married without banns to Isabel de Beaunoy (of the diocese of Rouen) with whom he had already cohabited. In July 1453 he was appointed Seneschal of Guienne, and in August he was mentioned among "oure right trusty and welbelovede the Lordes Lysle, Moleins, Camois and othre" in a letter from the King. Waurin mentions Le Sire of Camois as one of the principal men at Bordeux. He is last mentioned July 1455 when the king granted the armor, etc. "whiche were of the Lord Camoys, our rebell . . . as forfaited by cause of his rebellion" to the Earl of Salisbury.

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Sussex, England, United Kingdom
Age 86