William de Cantilupe (died 1254)

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Arms of William de Cantilupe: Gules, three fleurs-de-lys or ("Cantilupe Ancient"). These arms are blazoned in Glover's roll of arms.[1][non-primary source needed] The Cantilupe arms changed in the late 13th century to jessant-de-lys

William de Cantilupe (died 25 September 1254) (anciently Cantelow, Cantelou, Canteloupe, Latinised to de Cantilupo) was feudal baron of Eaton Bray in Bedfordshire,[2] and jure uxoris (in right of his wife Eva de Braose, heiress of the de Braose dynasty of Welsh Marcher Lords) was feudal baron of Totnes in Devon[3] and Lord of Abergavenny. His chief residences were at Calne in Wiltshire and Aston Cantlow (named after his family), in Warwickshire, until he inherited Abergavenny Castle and the other estates of that lordship.

Origins[edit]

Cantilupe was the eldest son and heir of William de Cantilupe (died 1251) by his wife Millicent de Gournay. His younger brother was Thomas de Cantilupe, Bishop of Hereford and Chancellor of England.

Marriage and progeny[edit]

At some time before 15 February 1248 Cantilupe married Eva de Braose, daughter and heiress of William de Braose (died 1230) by his wife Eva Marshal, daughter of William Marshall, 1st Earl of Pembroke. By his wife he had children including:

Death[edit]

Cantilupe died in 1254.[5] One of the chief mourners at his funeral was Simon de Montfort, a close friend of the family.[5]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Glover's Roll, part 1, B27, William de Canteloupe
  2. ^ Sanders, I.J. English Baronies: A Study of their Origin and Descent 1086-1327, Oxford, 1960, p. 40
  3. ^ Sanders, I.J. English Baronies: A Study of their Origin and Descent 1086-1327, Oxford, 1960, p. 90
  4. ^ a b Cal Inq PMs III 1912.
  5. ^ a b c Stacey 2004
  6. ^ Kingsford 2004

References[edit]

  • Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem. III. London: HMSO. 1912.
  • Kingsford, C.L. (2004). "Hastings, Sir Henry (1235?–1269)". In Ridgeway. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press. Retrieved 26 November 2012.
  • Stacey, Robert C. (2004). "Cantilupe, William (III) de (d. 1254)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press. Retrieved 28 November 2012.

Further reading[edit]

  • Sir Bernard Burke C.B., LL.D., Ulster King of Arms (compiler). (1996). A Genealogical History of the Dormant, Abeyant, Forfeited and Extinct Peerages of the British Empire. Baltimore:: Genealogical Publishing Co, pg. 101.
  • Cokayne, G. E. (1912), Gibbs, V., ed., The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, II (new, 13 volumes in 14 (1910–1959) ed.), London: The St. Catherine Press Ltd.
  • Frederick Lewis Weis (with additions and corrections by Walter Lee Sheppard, Jr. and assisted by David Faris). (1992). Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America before 1700. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co, Line 66.29. Lines: 39-29, 39A-29, 93A-28, 232A-32