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William Deincourt

Male Bef 1300 - 1364  (> 64 years)


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  • Name William Deincourt 
    Born Bef 1300  of Blankney, Sleaford, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Alternate birth Abt 1301  [2, 3
    Died 2 Jun 1364  [1, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Person ID I7996  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of TNH
    Last Modified 9 Jan 2018 

    Father John Deincourt,   b. of Blankney, Sleaford, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 6 Jan 1326 
    Family ID F5414  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Millicent la Zouche,   d. 22 Jun 1379 
    Married Bef 26 Mar 1326  [1, 3, 4, 5
    Children 
    +1. Margaret Deincourt,   d. 2 Apr 1380, Oxendon, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 19 Sep 2018 
    Family ID F6143  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • "He was summoned to Parliament from 20 July 1332 to 1 June 1363. In 1340 he was appointed a justice in cos. Notts and Derby to hear and determine the oppressions committed by the king's ministers and others. He was a commander at the Battle of Neville's Cross 17 October 1346. On 14 May 1347 he was summoned to join the King before Calais. He was the principal warder of the King of France when that monarch was a prisoner in England in 1359-60." [Royal Ancestry]

      From Complete Peerage IV:120:

      William (Deincourt), Lord Deincourt, grandson and h., being 2nd but 1st surv. s. of John Deincourt, who was s. and h. ap. of the last Lord, but d.v.p. The King took his homage and he had livery of his grandfather's lands, 7 Feb. 1326/7, being then aged 26 and more. He did homage and fealty to the Archbishop of York for his lands in Burnby, 11 Feb. 1326/7. On 20 Feb. 1327/8, after the death of Joan, wife of Hamon de Mascy, he obtained possession of the messuage, &c., in Elmton, above mentioned, as the right heir of Edmund Deincourt, his grandfather. He was sum. for Military Service against the Scots from 5 Apr. (1327) 1 Edw. III to 23 Dec. (1355) 29 Edw. III, to Councils from 24 Aug. (1336) 10 Edw. III to 20 June (1358) 32 Edw. III, and to Parl. from 20 July (1332) 6 Edw. III to 1 June (1363) 37 Edw. III, by writs directed Willelmo de Eyncourt, Deyncourt, or Dayncourt. Appointed a justice, in cos. Notts and Derby, to hear and determine the oppressions committed by the King's ministers and others, 10 Dec. 1340: he was then a banneret. A commander at the battle of Neville's Cross, 17 Oct. 1346, being one of those who were thanked, 20 Oct. following, for their services. On 14 May 1347 he was sum. to join the King before Calais. He was the principal warder of the King of France when that monarch was a prisoner in England, 29 July 1359 to 24 May 1360, at Somerton Castle, co. Lincoln(c), and afterwards at Berkhamstead Castle, the King being removed to the latter place in Mar. 1359/60, by order of the Council, there being a scare of a French invasion. He m, before 26 Mar. 1326, Milicent, 1st da. of Sir William La Zouche, of Harringworth, Northants [Lord Zouche], by Maud, da. of Sir John Lovel, of Titchmarsh, Northants, and Minster Lovell, Oxon [Lord Lovel]. He d. 2 June 1364. His widow's dower was ordered to be assigned, July I364. She d. 11 June 1379.

      (c) King John's removal to Somerton was preceded by a deplorable incident. For certain evil-doers broke into the Castle, tapped the casks of wine which had been placed there for the King's use, drew off (extraxerunt) most of the wine, and left the taps running (fausetta aperta), so that the rest of the wine was lost, in nostri contemptum et grave dampnum ac contra pacem nostram. (Patent Roll, 33 Edw. III, p. 1, m. 14 d).

  • Sources 
    1. [S1526] The Ancestry of Dorothea Poyntz, Wife of Reverend John Owsley, Generations 1-15, Fourth Preliminary Edition by Ronny O. Bodine and Bro. Thomas Spalding, Jr. 2013.

    2. [S150] Burke's Peerage.

    3. [S142] Royal Ancestry, by Douglas Richardson. Kimball G. Everingham, ed. 2013.

    4. [S128] The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant. Full citation details here.

    5. [S145] Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America Before 1700, by Frederick Lewis Weis and Walter Lee Sheppard, Jr. 8th edition, William R. Beall & Kaleen E. Beall, eds. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2004, 2006, 2008.

    6. [S831] F. N. Craig, "Lady Millicent's Cat and the Bullers Inheritance." The American Genealogist 70:96, 1996., year only.