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Walter de Cauntelo

Also Known As: "Cantilupe"
Death: after 1205
Chilton Cantelo, Somerset, England
Immediate Family:

Son of William de Cauntelo
Husband of Amice
Father of William de Cantilupe, 1st feudal Baron of Eaton Bray; Sybilla Pauncefote; Robert “Barad” de Cantelowe; Roger "Orget" de Cantelowe; Nichole de Wanneville and 1 other
Brother of Fulk de Cauntelo, Sheriff of Berkshire

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About Walter de Cauntelo

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Walter de Cauntelo

  • Gender: Male
  • Birth: estimated between 1134 and 1152
  • Death: after 1205 of, Chilton Cantelo, Somerset, England
  • Son of William de Cauntelo
  • Brother of Fulk de Cauntelo, Sheriff of Berkshire
  • Husband of Amice


From Douglas Richardson

1. WILLIAM DE CANTELOWE, married _____.
2. WALTER DE CANTELOWE, living 1216, married AMICE _____.
4. WILLIAM DE CANTELOWE, Knt., died 1251, married (1st) c. 1215/6 MILICENT DE GOURNAY; (2nd) after 1232 MAUD FITZ GEOFFREY, died 1261.
5 (by1). WILLIAM DE CANTELOWE, Knt.,died 1254, married before 1241 EVE DE BREWES.

The industry standard, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, has a good biography of Sir Wiliam de Cantelowe. Regarding Sir William's parentage, the following information is provided:

"Cantilupe [Cantelupe], William (I) de (d. 1239), baron and administrator, was of Norman descent, probably the son of Walter de Cantilupe, in 1166 a minor landholder in Essex and Lincolnshire."

Walter de Cantilupe was recorded in 1166 as a minor landowner in Essex and Lincolnshire, who was a younger brother of Fulk de Cantilupe (died 1217/18), Sheriff of Berkshire in 1200/1.[3]

The de Cantilupe family which came to England at some time after the Norman Conquest of 1066 originated at one of several similarly named manors in Normandy, from which they took their name: Canteloup in Calvados, 11 miles east of Caen[4] or Chanteloup in Bréhal,[5] Manche, or Canteloup in Manche east of Cherbourg on the tip of the Cherbourg Peninsula.



1.Royal Ancestry: A Study in Colonial & Medieval Families, Douglas Richardson (2013):

WILLIAM DE CANTELOWE (or DE CANTELU), of Chilton Cantelo, Somerset. He married ___. They had two sons, Walter and Fulk, Knt. In 1155 King Henry II confirmed the gift of William de Cantelowe to Longueville Priory.

WALTER DE CANTELOWE, of Brimpton, Berkshire, Adber and Leigh, Dorset, Fontley and Oakley, Hampshire, and Barwick, Camel, and Chilton Cantelo, Somerset. He held two knights' fees of William de Roumare in 1166. He also held lands of William de Roumare in Normandy.

He married AMICE ___. They had three sons, William, Knt., Robert Barat (or Cantelowe), and Roger Orget, and three daughters, Nichole, Sibyl, and probably Isabel.

His name occurs on a role of the Norman Exchequer dated 1184. He was a member of the entourage of John, Count of Mortain [afterwards King John]. In 1195 William de Saint Mary accounted £4 for the farm at Barwick, Somerset of Walter de Cantelowe for half a year. In 1201 he sued Robert de Cantelowe for the vill of Chilton Cantelo, Somerset as being his right and inheritance, whereof his father, William de Cantelowe, was seised during the reign of King Henry II [1154-89]. In 1201-2 he conveyed all his right in the vill of Chilton Cantelo, Somerset to Robert de Cantelowe; for this concession Robert gave Walter 28 marks of money, and thereupon Walter did homage to Robert in the Court. In 1204-5 the king issued a writ to the Sheriff of Norfolk to deliver to Walter certain lands in that county which the king had previously committed to the custody of William his son. At an unknown date, he granted in pure and perpetual alms for the salvation of his soul and those of his wife, Amice, his son and heir, William de Cantelowe, his other children, and his ancestors to Christchurch Priory 1/2 mark a year from his rent at Leigh, Dorset, viz. 20d. to be paid each quarter by Sampson de Leigh and his heirs. WALTER DE CANTELOWE was living in 1205, when the king gave him a dolium of wine.


Children of Walter de Cantelowe, by Amice:

  • i. WILLIAM DE CANTELOWE, Knt. Died 7 Apr 1239. Married Masceline de Bracy.
  • ii. ROBERT DE CANTELOWE (also known as ROBERT BARAD or ROBERT BARAT). He held the manor of Great Coxwell, Berkshire between 1201 and 1205. He was a member of the royal household before 1209, and was described as William de Cantelowe's brother on a number of occasions. … Child of Robert de Cantelowe (otherwise Robert Barad), by ___:
    • a. EUSTACE DE CANTELOWE (or EUSTACE BARET), of Barby, Northamptonshire, Lubbesthorpe, Leicestershire, Basford, Nottinghamshire, etc., son and heir, minor in 1223. He married KATHERINE DE LISLE, daughter and heiress of Hugh de Lisle, of Barby, Northamptonshire, Lubbesthorpe, Leicestershire, and Thorpe in the Glebe, Nottinghamshire. They had no issue.
  • iii. ROGER ORGET, of Great Bowden and Harborough, Leicestershire. … (Roger Orget, deceased, styled "brother" [fratri] of William de Cantelowe in 1230). VCH Leicester 5 (1964): 133-153.
  • Nichole de Cantelowe. Married __ de Wanneville
  • Sibyl de Cantelowe. Married Geoffrey Pauncefote.
  • vi. ISABEL DE CANTELOWE (probable daughter).* She married (as his 2nd wife) STEPHEN DEVEREUX, of Lyonshall and Frome Herbert, Herefordshire, Wilby, Norfolk, etc., son and heir of John Devereux, of Lyonshall, Herefordshire. They had one son, William. In 1227 he and his heirs were granted a weekly market and yearly fair at Lyonshall, Herefordshire. STEPHEN DEVEREUX died in 1228. His widow, Isabel, married (2nd) RALPH DE PEMBRIDGE (or PENEBRUG) … That Isabel was the sister of Sir William de Cantelowe (died 1239) seems virtually certain. … For further particulars, see Eyton Antiqs. of Shropshire 6 (1858): 273.)

WALTER de Cauntelo (-after 3 Oct 1190). The Red Book of the Exchequer names "Radulfus de Kantilupo, i militem, Walterus de Kantilupo, ii milites" as tenants of William de Roumare in Lincolnshire in 1166[1032]. The Feet of Fines records the judgment dated 3 Oct 1190 in a claim by "Benedictum fil Rad de Hengsterwrth" against "Walterum de Kantelu"[1033]. m ---.

The name of Walter’s wife is not known. Walter & his wife had [four] children:

  • a)         WILLIAM [II] de Cauntelo (-7 Apr 1239).  m ---.  The name of William’s wife is not known.  William [II] & his wife had [three] children ...
  • b)         ROGER de Cauntelo . 
  • c)         FULK de Cauntelo (-before Dec 1227). 
  • d) ? m THURSTAN [III] de Montfort, son of HENRY [II] de Montfort & his wife --- ([1183/87]-1216, before 21 Nov). 


  1. “Parentage of Sir William de Cantelowe, Steward of the King's Household (died 1239)” Douglas Richardson, Dec 3, 2010 < soc.gen.medieval >
  3. Cites
    1. Douglas Richardson (2013). Royal Ancestry: A Study in Colonial & Medieval Families.
  4. Vernon M. Norr. Some Early English Pedigrees. Page 97. < FamilySearch book >; (document attached).
  5. < Stirnet - 'Devereux1' > a. Stephen Devereux of Frome & Lyonshall (a 1222) the first given by BE1883 Collins identifies Stephen's wife as Isabel. Various web sites name her ... m. Isabel de Cantelou (dau of William Cantelou or Cantilupe by Mecelin, dau of Adulph de Braci)
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