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Sir William de Cantilou, King's High Steward

Also Known As: "de Canteloupe", "de Cantlowe", "Cantilupe"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Yorkshire, England
Death: April 07, 1239 (75-84)
Wycombe, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England
Place of Burial: Horton-cum-Studley, Oxfordshire, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir Walter de Cantilupe and Sibilla de Braose
Husband of Maud de Cantilupe and Mecelin de Braci
Father of William de Cauntelo, 1st Lord Cauntelo; Lady Mabel de Montfort; John de Cantilupe; Thomas de Cantilupe and Lady Isabella Devereux, Lady of Boketon
Half brother of Thomas de Cantelou; Maud de Cantelou; Roger Cantilupe and Sibilla Cantilupe

Occupation: Steward, Sheriff of Herefordshire (ENGLAND)
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About Sir William de Cantilou, King's High Steward

William de Cantilupe (abt. 1159 - 1239)


William was of great account in the reign of King John. "He was steward of the household, and one of the chief counsellors, who in the fourteenth year of that unquiet reign, when the King his master was excommunicated by the Pope, adhered faithfully to him."— (Bridge's Northant). He stood by the King through all "his greatest Distresses,"and was magnificently rewarded; yet there had been a slight flaw in his allegiance—a few months during which he had gone over to the Barons, and invited Louis of France to be his sovereign. This brief aberration only paved the way to fresh rewards and favours, for, having "not long continued in his Error," he came back to be welcomed with open arms by the King, and receive the forfeited lands of William de Charnells, William de Folville, Nicholas de Verdon, and Thurstan de Montfort. He had already obtained the great possessions of the two Engaines, father and son, who were among the most powerful of the hostile barons, with the custody of Kenilworth Castle, of which he made his principal residence. Henry III continued him in his office of Steward, and, among many other grants, confirmed to him the Warwickshire manor of Aston—since Aston-Cantelow, which had been held by Ralph de Tankerville, Chamberlain of Normandy. Ever bent on increasing his territory, he was an indefatigable schemer, and bought the wardship of the heirs of five great estates; matching one heiress with a brother, another with a son, and keeping a third for himself.

1239 Death and Burial

He died on 7 April 1239 at Reading, Berkshire, and was buried at Studley Priory, Warwickshire. [1]

Family

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_de_Cantilupe_(died_1239)_

There is some question as to who his sons were. Douglas Richardson names only William, Robert, Walter, and Matthew, but not John. [1]

Marriage and children

He married Mazilia (or Marcelin/Mascelin) de Braci, daughter and heiress of Adulf de Braci of Mentmore in Buckinghamshire,[15] who brought him that manor and others in Kent, and by whom he had issue including:

  1. William II de Cantilupe (died 1251), eldest son and heir, who following in his father's footsteps served as steward of the household to King Henry III, son of King John;
  2. Walter de Cantilupe (1195–1266), Bishop of Worcester, of which see his father had custody in 1208.
  3. John I de Cantilupe[16] (fl.1251) of Hempston Cauntelow (now Broadhempston)[17] near Totnes in Devon, who married Margaret Cumin, heiress of Snitterfield[18] in Warwickshire. John's grand-daughter and eventual sole heiress was Eleanor de Cantilupe (d.post-1344), who before 1321 married Sir Thomas West[19] (d.1343), of Swallowcliffe, Wiltshire and Roughcombe Castle in Tisbury, Wiltshire, MP for Warwickshire in 1324;[20] by whom she was the grandmother of Thomas West, 1st Baron West (1365–1405), who married Joan la Warre, heiress of Baron La Warre, whose younger son was Reynold West, 3rd Baron West, 6th Baron La Warre (1395–1450).[21] His descendants survive today as Earls De La Warr and quarter the arms of Cantilupe of Hempston as Azure, three leopard's heads reversed jessant-de-lys or.[22]
  4. Nicholas de Cantilupe, of whom Dugdale (1656) stated "I find no more than the bare mention";[23]
  5. Isabel de Cantilupe, who married Stephen Devereux.

Research Notes

Richardson does not name a second wife, Maud Doyley.[1]

His wife Mesceline was married to him in, say, 1181, if she was born in 1163 and married at 18, and she was still living in 1220. This leaves only William's final 19 years available for marriage to a second wife.


William de CANTALOUPE (1154-1251) [Pedigree]

Son of Walter CANTILUPE (1128-1182) and Mrs Walter CANTILUPE (1129-)

Sheriff of Warwickshire & Leicestershire; Governor of the castles of Hereford, Wilton, & Kenilworth.

   b. ABT 1154, Trecantlow, Eng.
   b. ABT 1159, Reading & of Ell, Bucks, Eng
   r. Cain, Wilts, Eng.
   r. Eaton Bray, Bedford, Eng.
   d. 1251
   d. 7 Apr 1239
   d. Apr 1238

Married Mascelina de BRACY (1153-)

Children:

  • 1. William II de CAUNTELO (1180-1251) m. Melicent de GURNAY (1183-1260)
  • 2. Isabel CANTILUPE (1184-)

References: [AR7],[GENSERV],[EnglishP],[PlantagenetA],[RoyalAAF], [WallopFH]

http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~pmcbride/rfc/gw16.htm#I7317

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William  de Cantilupe I formerly Cantilupe

Born about 1159 in Pulverbatch Castle, Buckinghamshire, Englandmap

Son of Walter (Cantilupe) Cantelou and Melette (de Dinan) Dinan

Brother of Maude (Cantilupe) de Longchamp, Fulk (Cantilupe) Cantelou, Roger (Cantilupe) Cantelou, Sibilla (Cantilupe) Cantelou and Mabel (Cantilupe) de Londres

Husband of Maud (Doyley) Cantilupe — married [date unknown] [location unknown]

Husband of Mesceline (Braci) Cantilupe — married 1184 in Bowden,Marketharborough,Wiltshire,Englandmap

Father of Unknown (De Cantalou) Montfort, William (Cantilupe) Cantelou, Walter Cantilupe, John Cantilupe, Isabelle (de Cantilupe) Cantilupe, Nicholas Cantilupe, Thomas Cantilupe, Isabel (Cantilupe) Devereux, Juliana (DeCantilupe) Cantilupe and Mabel (de Cantilupe) Cantilupe

Died April 7, 1239 in Ellesborough,Wycombe,Buckinghamshire,Englandmap

http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Cantilupe-2

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William de Cantilupe was the first of the family upon record.

He served in the office of Sheriff for the counties of Warwick and Leicester between 1201 and 1204. He was made governor of the castle of Hereford and Wilton, and subsequently Sheriff of Herefordshire in 1204/5.

He served as the King's steward, and gave 40 marks for the wardship of Egidia, Lady of Kilpeck, widow of William Fitz-Warine in 1209/10. He remained faithful to King John, despite John's excommunication by Pope Innocent III in 1212/13.

He arrayed afterwards under the baronial banner, and joined in the invitation to Louis of France circa 1215. He returned to the king's favor when he obtained grants of all the forfeited estates of Richard de Engaine and Vitalis de Engaine, two leading barons in the insurrection, in 1215.

He was appointed governor of Kenilworth Castle circa 1216 at Warwickshire.

He remained attached to the cause of royalty in the reign of King Henry III and acquired immense possessions in the shape of grants from the crown of forfeited lands after 28 October 1216.

See "My Lines"

( http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cousin/html/p391.htm#i19799 )

from Compiler: R. B. Stewart, Evans, GA

( http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cousin/html/index.htm )


Notes from http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~pmcbride/ Sheriff of Warwickshire & Leicestershire; Governor of the castles of Hereford, Wilton, & Kenilworth. b. ABT 1154, Trecantlow, Eng. b. ABT 1159, Reading & of Ell, Bucks, Eng r. Cain, Wilts, Eng. r. Eaton Bray, Bedford, Eng. d. 1251 d. 7 Apr 1239 d. Apr 1238

http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/f/i/n/Jacqueli-C-Finley/PDFGENE3.pdf

William I de Cantelou King's High Steward, born 1159 in Reading, England; died 07 Apr 1239 in Radking, England; married (1) Maud DOYLEY; married (2) Mrs. Sibil PANNCEFOTE; married (3) Masceline de Braci.


http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/f/i/n/Jacqueli-C-Finley/PDFGENE3.pdf

William I de Cantelou King's High Steward, born 1159 in Reading, England; died 07 Apr 1239 in Radking, England; married (1) Maud DOYLEY; married ( 2) Mrs. Sibil PANNCEFOTE; married

(3) Masceline de Braci.

http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/f/i/n/Jacqueli-C-Finley/PDFGENE3.pdf

William I de Cantelou King's High Steward, born 1159 in Reading, England; died 07 Apr 1239 in Radking, England; married (1) Maud DOYLEY; married (2) Mrs. Sibil PANNCEFOTE; married (3) Masceline de Braci.


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Sir William de Cantilou, King's High Steward's Timeline

1159
1159
Yorkshire, England
1185
1185
Buckinghamshire, Reading & Ellesborough, England, (Present UK)
1186
1186
Warwickshire, England
1189
1189
Snitterfield, Warwickshire, England
1193
1193
Ellesborough, Buckinghamshire, England, (Present UK)
1195
1195
Herefordshire, England
1239
April 7, 1239
Age 80
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England
????
Horton-cum-Studley, Oxfordshire, England