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Eve de Oswaldestre


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  • Name Eve de Oswaldestre  [1
    Gender Female 
    Person ID I4430  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of DDB, Ancestor of JTS, Ancestor of TNH, Ancestor of TSW, Ancestor of TWK
    Last Modified 6 Jan 2018 

    Family Adam de Chetwynd,   b. of Chetwynd, Shropshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1282, Cublesdon, Shropshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    +1. John de Chetwynd,   b. Abt 1263, Chetwynd, Shropshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1354  (Age ~ 92 years)
    Last Modified 8 Dec 2019 
    Family ID F1744  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Also called Eve de Blancminster; possibly a member of the Blancminster family of Whitchurch in Shropshire, a family also called Blanchminster, Blauminster, Blancmostiers, Whitchurch, de Albo Monasterio, and "the Warennes of Whitchurch."

      From The Chetwynds of Ingestre, citation details below:

      It has long been a vexed question who this Lady Eva de Oswaldestre was, but it is set at rest by the Chetwynd MSS. The retention of her maiden name shows she was a lady of some consequence. She is also described in several charters as a daughter of Roger de Albo Monasterio, Sire de Blancmostiers. For instance, John FitzPhilip granted to Eva, daughter of Roger de Albo Monasterio, and John de Chetwynd, her son, certain woodlands at Barlaston between Berryhill and Cokenegge (Cocknage), for which she paid him ten pounds in silver. Her mother was a Princess of Cymru, widow of Llewelyn ap Jorwerth, who took Blancmostiers for her second husband some time after 1240. Blancmostiers, or more properly, Blancminster, is synonymous with the Latin form De Albo Monasterio, the name by wich Oswestry or Oswaldestre was known for its beautiful Minster church. The family had also lands in Cornwall and in Yorkshire, being descended from the Yorkshire Hagets on the mother's side. And they were allied in marriage with Bartholomew Turet or Toret one of those Shropshire knights who were out in rebellion against King John.

      Eva de Oswaldestre had all her husband's love of accumulating money and estates. From John FitzPhilip she purchased the house and garden at Barlaston, where John the Forester formerly lived, for twenty silver marks, and more lands at Biddulph from Sir Nicholas Colyer, Knt., and at Gillow. She had property near Rugeley, at Colton. An Ingestre deed of 30 Edward III describes certain lands there as "formerly belonging to Eva de Chetwynd." A messuage there, "formerly Eva's," was at that time held by her grandson, William Chetwynd of Shynton. Eva had to look well after her scattered estates of dower as other widows did, and was fond of litigation whether in the Courts of Law or in the field. She was only lately a widow when Geoffrey de Wastenays, the heir of Tixall, preferred a plaint against her at the Assizes for committting "waste and destruction" in houses and lands which she held as guardian of his inheritance. On this occasion she did not appear. But four years afterwards she won a verdict against him at Lichfield on a question of presentation to the Church of Tixall. Another charge was preferred against her (as had been laid against her husband) by Richard de Okeover for illegally detaining his cattle at Ipstones, but it was dismissed, Richard not appearing to prosecute. On another occasion she made a raid with two of her sons on the fishponds at Mutton, but this will be better told in another place.

  • Sources 
    1. [S774] The Chetwynds of Ingestre: Being a History of That Family from a Very Early Date, by Henry Edward Chetwynd-Stapylton. London: Longmans, Green, And Co., 1892.