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  • ID: I20881
  • Name: Ralph II Baron de CAMOYS , Sir
  • Surname: Camoys
  • Given Name: Ralph II Baron de
  • Suffix: , Sir
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 1214 in Camoys Manor, Toppesfield, Essex, England 1
  • Death: 11 Mar 1276/1277 in Flockthorpe Manor, Hardingham, Norfolk, England 1
  • _UID: 0CE3E9DCE565D611A0EBC0395DC1000087C0
  • Note:
    Ralph de Camoys; Constable of Pevensey Castle 18 July 1264, called bywrit to Simon de Montfor t's assembly 24 Dec 1264 (now not recognised as abona fide Parliament, although the House o f Lords on two occasionsvalidated peerage claims based on writs of summons to it (Note: Burke 'sPeerage does not name him a Baron)). [Burke's Peerage]

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    Ralph Lord de Cameys: Baron by writ also by tenure of Flockthorpe Manor,as probably also by t enure of Torpel Manor, Northants, which as will beseen he acquired by marriage.

    Prior to 1253, probably on his marriage, his father granted him NorthDenchworth Manor, Berks . Heir to his father and aged 40 year on thelatter's death. On 20th June 1259, as "Ralph, so n of Ralph de Kameys", hedid homage to the King as a Baron, and on giving sufficient securit y forpayment of the usual relief for all lands and tenements which the saidRalph had held i n Norfolk "ut de feodo" (i.e. Flockthorpe Manor held as aBarony), received livery of his lat e father's lands. By his marriage heacquired six Knight's fees in Northants, comprising Torpe l Manor,(20-held in chief "per baroniam," with lands in Upton (20) with theadvowson of Uffor d Church (20), in Lolham adjoining Ufford, and inHelpeston, also Pilketon (Pilton) Manor an d advowson (21), Glapthorne andCotterstoke Manors (21) with the advowson of Piriho Priory (21 ), andprobably further lands in Tansour for which he paid annually 20s to SirJohn Giffard an d to the Prior of Piriho apiece. He also acquired bymarriage, Hengeston (Hinxton) (22) hal f a Knight's fee held in chief "perbaroniam": certain lands in Pampesworth (22a) also held i n chief; landsin Brune, and Orwell Manor (23), one Knight's fee held of the Earl ofWincheste r - all in Cambridgeshire: also lands in Keston, Hunts, andcertain lands in Lincolnshire. I n Torpel Manor were 5 virgates of arableland in demesne, each vergate containing 20 acres, 4 0 acres in meadow,with a wood and water mill, and in villenage 3.5 vergates; in Piltonthere w ere in demesne 5 virgates, each virgate containing 24 acres, anassortment of 24 acres, 6 virg ates in villenage, a free fishery, withcottager's rents of 14s 4d yearly value, and 3s yearl y rents of freetenants. Held a quarter of a Knight's fee in chief in Hardingham,adjoining Flo ckthorpe, and also lands in Mouton, Norfolk, where Hy.Freman and his parcenors held from hi m one third part of a Knight's feeof the Honor of Huntingdon (of the portion of Henry de Hast ings) which isstated in Lipscomb's History of Buckinghamshire to have been his father'sin 123 3. In Hants he held lands in Elynges and Lasham with the advowsonof the latter church, all wh ich he probably inherited from his fatherwith Hambledon. He appears to have possess lands i n that county by John,son of Hubert de Burgh. He also appears to have had lands in Nassington (24), Northants, since it is stated in the Hundred Rolls that in 1275 ajury found that "Ralp h de Kemeys" had 11 years previous "enclosed acertain wood in Nassington called Muchhawe".

    In 1253, "Ralph de Cameys junior" was granted by the King free warren inall the lands he the n held in the counties of Northants, Lincoln,Cambridge, and Berks, and also the right of hold ing Markets and fairs inOrwell Manor; it is therefore not improbable that he resided at Orwel lduring his father's lifetime. Sold his Manor of Denchesworth to AdamFettiplace, who in 124 5 was Mayor of Oxford: a copy of his grant of theselands is to be seen in the Bodleian Librar y, Oxford (Ashmoleian M.S.S.,and see Appendix); appears to have sold his lands in Lincolnshir e at anearly date; sold 4.25 virgates "in bondis" and a further 15 acres of landin Keston t o Jomes Lovel. In 1255, he and his wife sold their lands inBrunne to Gilbert Peche, and in 12 57 they levied a fine with Simon deLeudon upon a mill and 11 acres of meadow in Lolham to the ir own use,they giving to Simon their suit and service every three weeks, which wastheir du e for their tenement in Helpeston. Assessed to pay 2 markstowards the Aid for marrying the Ki ng's sister to the Roman Emperor onFlockthorpe Manor, held in chief by serjeanty as one Knigh t's fee; alsosimilarly assessed for one fee in Essex (i.e. in Toppesfield), held ofthe Hono r of Mandeville. Stated in the Hundred Rolls to have had in 1276rights of gallows, of assay o f bread and ale, and view of frank pledge inStukeley Magna Manor, in which Manor moreover h e did not permit theKing's bailiffs to execute their writs. It is also related in these Rolls that he had rights of assay of bread and ale and view of frank pledge inDitton Cameys (Wood D itton) wherein also he had given up the customarypayment of 2s a year to the Sheriffs Court ; also rights of gallows and ofassay of bread and ale in Burwell Manor and in Henxton; right s of assayof bread and ale in his lands in Pampesworth, but subject to thecorrection of the C rown officers, which limitation he had evaded for someten years previous; similarly it is sta ted that in Essex, he had for 12years prior to 1274 evaded the service due by him in Toppesfi eld twice ayear at the Sheriff's Court. In 1254 Ralph de Cameys was at Bordeaux withthe King , where he witnessed a Royal grant of free warren to Maurice deBirmingham. About this time h e was fined for holding a tournament inCambridge contrary to the command of the King, who ha d in 1245 forbiddenany to be holden there or within five miles of that town. 1259 witnessed a charter of Sir Richard de St. Denys granting lands in Essex. 1264obtained a charter to hav e a weekly market on Thursdays in Torpel Manorand also a yearly fair on the eve, festival an d morrow of St. Giles'feast. Presented his cousin Nicholas de Cameys (see Cameys of GreatStuk eley) to the Church of St. Mary's, Pilton. 1268 presented to theChurch of Torpel (i.e. Uffor d Church) and the same year to that ofTansor. In 1272, he was sued by Warinton de Barinton fo r pasturing inBarton, which adjoined Orwell. 1275 summoned by the King's Exchequer topay a de bt which he owed to on Haginus, a Jew of London, since the Kinghad assigned the said debt t o Odinus le Gask, a citizen of Genoa, inpayment of a Crown debt due to the latter. In 1260 su mmoned to anassembly near Shrewsbury at the Feast of the Nativity of the BlessedVirgin, wit h horse and arms to give the service due to the King in anexpedition against Llewelyn, Princ e of Wales. Mentioned as one of theleading Barons confederate with Simon de Montfort, Earl o f Leicester, inrebellion against Henry III, and in 1265 was declared a rebel by theKing; afte r the Baron's victory at Lewes he was summoned by the Earl ofLeicester to London on 14th Dece mber 1264 as one of the council of Stateby whom the realm was governed. In 1267 he received t he King's pardon.

    At a general proffer of Knight's service taken in 1276 for the King atTweedmouth, Ralph de Ca meys offered the service of one Knight for hislands in Norfolk, to be made by Richard de Mac y and John Tylnercy withtwo equipped horses. In a Roll of Arms of the reign of Henry III andE dward I is given "d'Camais-or, on a chief gules three plates". Diedprior to 12th March 1277 i n which year by inquisiton post mortem, he wasfound to have died seised of Hardington Manor ( i.e. Flockthorpe),Norfolk, wherein he was found by juries to have possessed a messuage(i.e. i n demesne) of 280 acres of arable land, 24 acres of meadow, 24acres of alder and 50 acres o f wood: Torpell Manor, with lands in Upton,Cotterstoke, Glapthorne, Pilketon and Tannesour, N orthants: StiveclayManor, Hunts: Hengeston Manor, Orwell Manor and advowson, Woodacton (WoodD itton) and Borewell Manors, Cambridge: and Wodington (Wotton) Manor,held of the Honor of Glou cester, Surrey. Married Ascelina, daughter andheiress of Roger de Torpel of Torpel, Northants , by his wife Mabel; thelatter had Cotterstoke in dower, to the church of which she presente d in1258.

    Ralph Lord de Cameys: Baron by writ also by tenure of Flockthorpe Manor, as probably also b y tenure of Torpel Manor, Northants, which as will be seen he acquired by marriage.Prior to 1 253, probably on his marriage, his father granted him North Denchworth Manor, Berks. Heir t o his father and aged 40 year on the latter's death. On 20th June 1259, as "Ralph, son of Ral ph de Kameys", he did homage to the King as a Baron, and on giving sufficient security for pa yment of the usual relief for all lands and tenements which the said Ralph had held in Norfol k "ut de feodo" (i.e. Flockthorpe Manor held as a Barony), received livery of his late father 's lands. By his marriage he acquired six Knight's fees in Northants, comprising Torpel Manor , (20-held in chief "per baroniam," with lands in Upton (20) with the advowson of Ufford Chur ch (20), in Lolham adjoining Ufford, and in Helpeston, also Pilketon (Pilton) Manor and advow son (21), Glapthorne and Cotterstoke Manors (21) with the advowson of Piriho Priory (21), an d probably further lands in Tansour for which he paid annually 20s to Sir John Giffard and t o the Prior of Piriho apiece. He also acquired by marriage, Hengeston (Hinxton) (22) half a K night's fee held in chief "per baroniam": certain lands in Pampesworth (22a) also held in chi ef; lands in Brune, and Orwell Manor (23), one Knight's fee held of the Earl of Wincheste r - all in Cambridgeshire: also lands in Keston, Hunts, and certain lands in Lincolnshire. I n Torpel Manor were 5 virgates of arable land in demesne, each vergate containing 20 acres, 4 0 acres in meadow, with a wood and water mill, and in villenage 3.5 vergates; in Pilton ther e were in demesne 5 virgates, each virgate containing 24 acres, an assortment of 24 acres , 6 virgates in villenage, a free fishery, with cottager's rents of 14s 4d yearly value, an d 3s yearly rents of free tenants. Held a quarter of a Knight's fee in chief in Hardingham, a djoining Flockthorpe, and also lands in Mouton, Norfolk, where Hy. Freman and his parcenors h eld from him one third part of a Knight's fee of the Honor of Huntingdon (of the portion of H enry de Hastings) which is stated in Lipscomb's History of Buckinghamshire to have been his f ather's in 1233. In Hants he held lands in Elynges and Lasham with the advowson of the latte r church, all which he probably inherited from his father with Hambledon. He appears to hav e possess lands in that county by John, son of Hubert de Burgh. He also appears to have had l ands in Nassington (24), Northants, since it is stated in the Hundred Rolls that in 1275 a ju ry found that "Ralph de Kemeys" had 11 years previous "enclosed a certain wood in Nassingto n called Muchhawe".In 1253, "Ralph de Cameys junior" was granted by the King free warren in a ll the lands he then held in the counties of Northants, Lincoln, Cambridge, and Berks, and al so the right of holding Markets and fairs in Orwell Manor; it is therefore not improbable tha t he resided at Orwell during his father's lifetime. Sold his Manor of Denchesworth to Adam F ettiplace, who in 1245 was Mayor of Oxford: a copy of his grant of these lands is to be see n in the Bodleian Library, Oxford (Ashmoleian M.S.S., and see Appendix); appears to have sol d his lands in Lincolnshire at an early date; sold 4.25 virgates "in bondis" and a further 1 5 acres of land in Keston to Jomes Lovel. In 1255, he and his wife sold their lands in Brunn e to Gilbert Peche, and in 1257 they levied a fine with Simon de Leudon upon a mill and 11 ac res of meadow in Lolham to their own use, they giving to Simon their suit and service every t hree weeks, which was their due for their tenement in Helpeston. Assessed to pay 2 marks towa rds the Aid for marrying the King's sister to the Roman Emperor on Flockthorpe Manor, held i n chief by serjeanty as one Knight's fee; also similarly assessed for one fee in Essex (i.e . in Toppesfield), held of the Honor of Mandeville. Stated in the Hundred Rolls to have had i n 1276 rights of gallows, of assay of bread and ale, and view of frank pledge in Stukeley Mag na Manor, in which Manor moreover he did not permit the King's bailiffs to execute their writ s. It is also related in these Rolls that he had rights of assay of bread and ale and view o f frank pledge in Ditton Cameys (Wood Ditton) wherein also he had given up the customary paym ent of 2s a year to the Sheriffs Court; also rights of gallows and of assay of bread and al e in Burwell Manor and in Henxton; rights of assay of bread and ale in his lands in Pampeswor th, but subject to the correction of the Crown officers, which limitation he had evaded for s ome ten years previous; similarly it is stated that in Essex, he had for 12 years prior to 12 74 evaded the service due by him in Toppesfield twice a year at the Sheriff's Court. In 125 4 Ralph de Cameys was at Bordeaux with the King, where he witnessed a Royal grant of free war ren to Maurice de Birmingham. About this time he was fined for holding a tournament in Cambri dge contrary to the command of the King, who had in 1245 forbidden any to be holden there o r within five miles of that town. 1259 witnessed a charter of Sir Richard de St. Denys granti ng lands in Essex. 1264 obtained a charter to have a weekly market on Thursdays in Torpel Man or and also a yearly fair on the eve, festival and morrow of St. Giles' feast. Presented hi s cousin Nicholas de Cameys (see Cameys of Great Stukeley) to the Church of St. Mary's, Pilto n. 1268 presented to the Church of Torpel (i.e. Ufford Church) and the same year to that of T ansor. In 1272, he was sued by Warinton de Barinton for pasturing in Barton, which adjoined O rwell. 1275 summoned by the King's Exchequer to pay a debt which he owed to on Haginus, a Je w of London, since the King had assigned the said debt to Odinus le Gask, a citizen of Genoa , in payment of a Crown debt due to the latter. In 1260 summoned to an assembly near Shrewsbu ry at the Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin, with horse and arms to give the servic e due to the King in an expedition against Llewelyn, Prince of Wales. Mentioned as one of th e leading Barons confederate with Simon de Montfort, Earl of Leicester, in rebellion agains t Henry III, and in 1265 was declared a rebel by the King; after the Baron's victory at Lewe s he was summoned by the Earl of Leicester to London on 14th December 1264 as one of the coun cil of State by whom the realm was governed. In 1267 he received the King's pardon.At a gener al proffer of Knight's service taken in 1276 for the King at Tweedmouth, Ralph de Cameys offe red the service of one Knight for his lands in Norfolk, to be made by Richard de Macy and Joh n Tylnercy with two equipped horses. In a Roll of Arms of the reign of Henry III and Edwar d I is given "d'Camais-or, on a chief gules three plates". Died prior to 12th March 1277 in w hich year by inquisiton post mortem, he was found to have died seised of Hardington Manor (i. e. Flockthorpe), Norfolk, wherein he was found by juries to have possessed a messuage (i.e. i n demesne) of 280 acres of arable land, 24 acres of meadow, 24 acres of alder and 50 acres o f wood: Torpell Manor, with lands in Upton, Cotterstoke, Glapthorne, Pilketon and Tannesour , Northants: Stiveclay Manor, Hunts: Hengeston Manor, Orwell Manor and advowson, Woodacton (W ood Ditton) and Borewell Manors, Cambridge: and Wodington (Wotton) Manor, held of the Honor o f Gloucester, Surrey. Married Ascelina, daughter and heiress of Roger de Torpel of Torpel, No rthants, by his wife Mabel; the latter had Cotterstoke in dower, to the church of which she p resented in 1258.
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    Father: Ralph I de CAMOYS , Lord of Flockthorpe, Sir b: 1188 in Flockthorpe Manor, Hardingham, Norfolk, England
    Mother: Mrs Ralph CAMOYS b: ABT 1190

    Marriage 1 Asceline Heiress de TORPEL b: ABT 1220 in Bourne, Cambridgeshire, England
      Children
      1. Has Children John Baron De CAMOYS Sir b: 1246 in Camoys Manor, Toppesfield, Essex, England
      2. Has Children Elena de CAMOYS b: ABT. 1244 in Camoys Manor, Toppesfield, Essex, England

      Sources:
      1. Title: Burke's Peerage & Baronetage, 106th Edition, Charles Mosley Editor-in-Chief, 1999
        Page: 476
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