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William de Tolethorpe

Male Bef 1270 - Aft 1323  (> 55 years)


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  • Name William de Tolethorpe  [1
    Born Bef 1270  Tolethorpe Manor, Little Casterton, Rutland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Died Aft 1323  [3
    Person ID I51  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of DK, Ancestor of JTS, Ancestor of TNH, Ancestor of TSW, Ancestor of TWK
    Last Modified 6 Jan 2018 

    Father Thomas de Tolethorpe,   b. of Tolethorpe Manor, Little Casterton, Rutland, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1272 
    Mother Maud le Daneys,   d. Aft 1293 
    Family ID F715  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Alice de Normanville,   b. of Empingham, Rutland, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Elizabeth de Tolethorpe,   b. of Tolethorpe Manor, Little Casterton, Rutland, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 May 1375
    Last Modified 11 Jun 2021 
    Family ID F4784  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Also called Thomas de Tolthorp.

      LITTLE CASTERTON, Tolethorpe Manor,

      The subtenant of Tolethorpe at the time of the Domesday Survey (1086) was Robert who, according to Blore, was ancestor of the Tolethorpe family. His son John had a son Robert living in 1166. Robert's son Thomas de 'Tolestorp' in 1196 paid scutage due from his overlord Ralph de Somery in Rutland. He married Juliana, daughter of William de Freney, and was dealing with lands in Tolethorpe in 1220. Robert de 'Tollethorpe' his son married Alice, daughter of Robert L'Abbe, and in 1235 held a third part of a knight's fee in Rutland. In 1263 he obtained the right to a free fishery in the Gwash (Wesse) from Tolethorpe to the old bridge at Ryhall, from Hugh le Despenser. Thomas son of Robert de Tolethorpe married Maud, daughter of Brice Daneys, and held a knight's fee of Roger de Somery, in Tolethorpe in 1272, which William de Tolethorpe his son held in 1291.

      William de Tolethorpe married Alice, daughter of Ralph de Normanville of Empingham, and was holding in 1303 and 1305. He had two daughters, Maud, wife of Nicholas de Burton of Stamford, and Elizabeth, wife of Giles de Erdington, and settled the manor of Tolethorpe before 1316 on Nicholas and Maud but a little later it was reconveyed to him. He was holding the Tolethorpe fee of the Somerys in 1323, but died shortly afterwards. During the disturbed conditions of the country in the reign of Edward II, John Hakluyt, keeper of the Forest of Rutland, and his servants, were attacked at Liddington in 1318 by a great concourse of persons including William son of Robert de Tolethorpe, Robert son of John de Tolethorpe, 'mouner' and William his brother, the elder, and William his brother, the younger. In 1321 a commission was issued for their trial, but the result does not appear.

      ['Parishes: Little Casterton', A History of the County of Rutland: Volume 2 (1935), pp. 236-242.]

  • Sources 
    1. [S65] The Victoria County History of Leicestershire. Portions online, linked from medievalgenealogy.org.uk.

    2. [S128] The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant ed. Vicary Gibbs, H. A. Doubleday, Duncan Warrand, Howard de Walden, Geoffrey H. White and R. S. Lea. 2nd edition. 14 volumes (1-13, but volume 12 spanned two books), London, The St. Catherine Press, 1910-1959. Volume 14, "Addenda & Corrigenda," ed. Peter W. Hammond, Gloucestershire, Sutton Publishing, 1998., place only.

    3. [S64] The Victoria County History of Rutland. Portions online, linked from medievalgenealogy.org.uk.

    4. [S977] The Blackmans of Knight's Creek: Ancestors and Descendants of George and Maria (Smith) Blackman by Henry James Young. Carlisle, Pennsylvania: 1980., place only.