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Her second husband, whom she had married before 1284-5, the date of Kirkby's Inquest (p. 97), was Richard Knut, or Knoute, whose family lived at Kepwick, a few miles north of Feliskirk. This husband seems to have had business engagements in Scotland, which kept him some time in that country during the years 1287 and 1288, when he had letters authorising him to appoint attorneys to represent him whilst away. In 1290 he and his wife paid the final instalment of the fine for leave to marry.3 Knut did not live long after this, for in February, 1292, his widow and William de Cantilupe had licence to marry."
By this third and last marriage Eva became allied with a member of a great baronial house, the main line of which, lately extinct, had held the manor of Bingley.5 Some law proceedings6 in the time of Richard II, which recites the inq. p. m. taken after the death of William de Cantilupe, knt., give a pedigree of the family, and show the exact position in it of Eva de Bolteby's husband. The inquisition was taken at Malton on Saturday before St. Matthew, i Richard II (Sept. 19, 1377), and found that he died seised of the manor of Ravensthorpe (which shows that the Walkingham line had become extinct), with its members, Thrilby, now Thirlby, and Boltby, held of Thomas de Holand, Earl of Kent, by knight service, and lands in Azerlawe of Lord Mowbray, and in Braythwayte of John de Nevell; the whole worth by the year, clear 40 marks. He also had lands in Staynlay, Farnam by Knaresburgh, and Rydmer (now Redmire), in Richmondshire.
The pedigrees following will show the descent of the manor of Ravensthorpe :
i Kirkby's Inquest, p. 322. In a seal attached to a deed at Durham, Richard Knut bore three bars and three roundels in chief. (Archæologia Æliana, New Series, vi, 118.)
The family of Knut continued for some time in the neighbourhood. On the last day of February, 1397–8, Margaret Knut, of Kepwyk, made her will there (proved the same day), in which, after desiring to be buried in the church of Silton, near Nicholas Knut, her husband, and bequeathing her best animal as her mortuary, 12d. to the fabric of St. Peter's, of York, and the same amount to the light of the Blessed Mary in the chapel of Kepwyk, she left the residue to her executors, Master Adam de Fenrother, Sir Elias Graunt, and John
Pete. (Reg. Test., ii, 12.) The chapel at Kepwick was dedicated to St. Margaret, as appears by the will of William Brandesby, of Kepyk. (Ibid., iii, 311.) Oct. 4, 1476. Administration of the estate of David Knute granted to Agnes, the relict. (Ibid., v, 2d.)
2 Cal. of Patent Rolls (1281-1292), pp. 269, 292. 3 Cal. of Close Rolls (1288–1296), p. 63.
4 Cal. of Patent Rolls (1281-1292), p. 472.
5 Yorkshire Inquisitions, i, 133.
6 Coram Rege Roll, No. 487, m. 45. Hilary, 6 Rich. II (1382-3). See also Fine Roll, No. 194, m. 12, 14 Rich. II. The information given above is taken from both these sources.
William de Cantilupe
Nicholas de Cantilupe } o.s.p.
William de Cantilupe Nicholas de Cantilupe=Eustachia, d. and h.
of Hugh son of
Hugh fitz Ralph George de Cantilupe, Milisent; mar. Eudo
0.S.D. in 1273 ( York- or Ivo la Zouche William de Cantilupe=Eva de Bolteby, shire Inquisitions, |
widow of Ric. i, 133) William la Zouche
Knoute Joan de Cantilupe,
mar. Henry de Eudo or Ivo Williani de Cantilupe, 0.s.p.
la Zouche Nicholas de Cantilupe ; founded
the Carthusian priory of Beauvale, John de Hastings William la Zouche, co. Notis.; ob. 29 Edward III=
knt.; aged 60 in John de Hastings
William de CantilupeLawrence de Hastings William la Zouche 1
of Harringworth; John de Hastings heir to his cousin
1 John de Hastings William de Cantilupe John de Hastings,
died April 4, 1375 Earl of Pembroke
İlastings John de Flastings ; aged 4 in 1375; 0.s.p. 1389
Of William de Cantilupe, Eva de Bolteby's husband, a fair amount of information is available. According to a Nottinghamshire inquisition, taken in 11 Edward I (1282-3), William, son of Nicholas de Cantilupe, was born in the abbey of Lenton, and baptized in the abbey church on Palm Sunday, twenty-one years previous, and that he was then of full age. Then, or shortly after, he married a wife named Maude, probably a de Arches, with whom he granted property in Bridlington to the Prior and Convent of the same to support a chantry in the church there. By this marriage there was no issue surviving, as her heirs, at the time of her husband's death, were William de Erghum and Thomas de Outheneby.3 As has been shown above, he married Richard Knut's widow about 1292. In 1301, under the denomination of William de Cantilupe, Lord of Ravensthorpe, he was one of the barons who signed the letter to the Pope, asserting the superiority of the English Crown over Scotland. Ravensthorpe appears to have been Cantilupe's chief residence. In 1301 he contributed 24. 5fd. to the Fifteenth levied on goods in his manor of Ravensthorpe, when Henry de Percy was only rated at gs. 6. for his goods at Topcliffe.5
1 Calendarium Genealogicum, i, 339. 3 Calendar of Inquisitions, v, 52. The commission of inquiry is dated
4 Chronicon Walteri de Hemingburgh, July 20, 1283. (Cal. of Patent Rolls,
ii, 210n. 1281-1292, p. 98.)
Yorkshire Inquisitions, ii, 36; and 5 Yorkshire Lay Subsidy, 30 Edward I, the Bridlington Chartulary, pp. 13, 14, 53. pp. 81, 83.
Mr. Skaife says : “ The vill of Ravensthorpe has disappeared,
:: but the moat which once nearly surrounded its ancient manorhouse may still be traced in a field near to Ravensthorpe Mill, about one mile south of Boltby.” The house must have been of some considerable size, as Archbishop William Wickwane stayed there two days in 1281, September 19 and 20, when he must have been the guest of Eva and her first husband, Alan de Walkingham.
William de Cantilupe's inquisition for his Ravensthorpe property was taken on Thursday, the feast of the Decollation of St. John the Baptist, 2 Edward II Aug. 29, 1308). The manor was held by his wife, Eva, of the Lady Joan de Wake, the tenant-in-chief, by the service of one knight's fee. Sir John de Walkingham son of Alan de Walkingham, and Eva, aged 24, was her nearest heir. The elder son, Adam, who was heir at the time of his father's death, must have died in the interval. William de Cantilupe's son and heir was aged 16.3 Eva was still alive in 1316, when she was returned as owner of Boltby and Thirlby.' The exact date of her death does not appear to be known.
The Cantilupe arms, gules, a fess vair between three fleurde-lys or, which occur in the window, deserve particular attention The original bearing of the Cantilupe family was gules three fleur-de-lys or. This line became extinct in 1273 on the death of George de Cantilupe. The arms were quartered by the Lords La Warr, who, however, made the lilies issue out of leopards' heads. 6 On William de Cantilupe's seal, affixed to the Barons' Letter above referred to, the arms are precisely the same as at Feliskirk.?
However, in the description of his arms at the siege of Caerlaverock in 1300,8 the writer thus describes them :
E Guillemes de Cantelo,
i Kirkby's Inquest, p. 9711.
2 Wickwane's Register (Surtees Soc., cxiv), p. 346.
3 Calendar of Inquisitions, v, 52. * Kirkby's Inquest, p. 322.
i Roll of drins, temp. Henry III, p. 5; and Archæologia, xxxix, 401.
6 The Ancestor, iv, 228.
& Siege of Carlaverock (ed. Nicolas), p. 40.
And William de Cantilo, whom I praise for this reason that he has always lived honourably, had a fess vair with a red shield, and three fleur-de-lys opened springing out of leopards' heads.
Cantilupe was much employed in public affairs. In May, 1299, he went beyond the seas on the king's business with the Bishop of Salisbury, and in November he went to Scotland.2 In 1301 and 1302, William de Cantelou was appointed a purveyor for provisioning the army assembled at Berwick, 3 and again the next year. In the year following (1303) he, with Thomas de Furnivall and Marmaduke de Tweng, were directed to summon men for the Scotch war. 1
The third coats in the window, azure three water bougets or, belongs to William de Roos, senior, of Ingmanthorpe, who married William de Cantilupe's mother. By his inquisition,? which was taken on Thursday after the translation of St. Thomas the Martyr, 4 Edward II (July 9, 1310), it was found that he held the manor of Ilkesdon, in Derbyshire, by the courtesy of England of the inheritance of Eustacia, some time his wife, of Henry de Bello monte, of the fee of Gaunt, and that William, son of William de Kauntelopo, was Eustacia's nearest heir.
Eva, dau. of Adam de Bolteby (1) Alan de Walkingham*;& ob. 1283
(1) Adam, 0.s.p.
(2) Richard Knut
1309; son of Nicholas de Cantilupe and
In conclusion, it may be fairly argued that the knight in Feliskirk Church is that of William de Cantilupe, who died in 1309. The character of the armour suits this date, and the fine workmanship shows it must have been made to commemorate a person of rank. The occurrence in the window of the arms of William de Cantilupe, in association with those of his wife's
1 Cal. of Patent Rolls (1292–1301), p. 419.
2 Ibid., p. 456.
3 Ibid., p. 578; and ibid. (1301-1307), p. 99
Ibid., p. 134.
John, in the parish, as lessees of the
6 Sire William de Ros de Yngmanthorp de azure a les bouces de or. (Roll of Arms, temp. Edward II, p. 3.)
5 There is a fourth coat, quarterly or and argent five roses gules, ELSLEY, a family long resident at Mount St.
? Calendar of Inquisitions, v, 91.
8 The asterisks refer to the arms in the window.
first husband and his own stepfather (the wife's having probably been destroyed), and the fact that he resided in the parish all concur to prove that this attribution is correct. The female effigy, which is of rather later date, may very well be that of the Lady Eva.
EXTRACTS FROM WILLS RELATING TO THE CHURCH. June 14, 1489. Thomas Dale, of Filicekirk, yeman. My body to be beride in the chyrch of Sanct Felic'. Also I beqweith to the said chyrch j hoill westment to syng in. To the chappell of Boltby a cope, and to the chapell of Sanct Sebastiane, for to holde the water fra the same, xld. (Reg. Test., V, 361).
July 31, 1486. Thomas Marshall, vicar of Felicekirk, beyng in my hole mynde, makes my testament in this wyse. In the fyrst parte 1 wit my soulle vnto God Almighty, oure Lady Seynt Marie, and to al the seyntes of heven ; my bodye to be beryd in the queere of Felixkirk aforesaid. I witt my best horse in the name of my mortuary cum aliis de more consuetis. Also I wit to a prest vj marcs for to pray a yere for me in the paryssh kirk aforesaid for me and my gud doers. Also I wit xxs. for an ornament to be bought to the high alter of the foresaid kirk. Also I witt to the chapell of the Trinite of Boltby vjs. viijd. Also to the chapell of Sutton, iijs. iiijd. Also to the paryssh kirk of Watlows, vis. viijd. Also to Saynt Peter werk, iijs. iiijd. Also I wit to my maister, William Poteman,? xs. Also to Maister Robert Welyngton, parson of Gilling and Cesay, xs. Also I wit to Thomas Dale my secund horse. Also to Jamys, my seruaunt, a why of ij yere age. Also to Mariorye Halidaye a whye of the same age. Also to John Thomson and William Richardson, ij whyes that is at Boltbe with calfe. Also I wit to Alison, my seruaunte, ij kye called Nightigale and Luffly. Also to Johannet, my seruaunt, a cowe called Tymelt. Also to William Marshall, of Bagby, a with calfe called Dokett. Also to John Storer a cowe called
1 The chapel at Sutton-under-Whitestonecliff. În 1507, the testator's son, James, bequeathed 6s. 8d. “ to make the dyke aboute Saynte Sebastiane Chapel. (Test. Ebor., iv, 260.) There
image of St. Sebastian in Rotherham Church in 1521. (Ibid., v, 128.) James Dale's will is printed (Test. Ěbor., iv, 260), so it will only be necessary to quote the parts referring
to the fabric of Feliskirk Church. He desires to be buried before the altar in the north side of the church, and provides for an obit being instituted. "I will that ther be maid of my cost one cancell in the north side of the kyrke of Saynt Felix, that one aulter may be maid ther concernyng my chantre, and at all lede at Rawynsthorpe remayn therto."
2 Archdeacon of Cleveland, 1470–1484.