Name: William de Campo Florido or Champflower
Residence: Wyke, Somerset
Change Date: 2 MAR 2009
Wyke was part of the lordship of Sir William Mohun, and was granted out by him, in the time of Henry II. to Thomas de Campo Florido, as a knight's fee, and to Lucas de Campo Florido as another. In 15 Henry III. 1231, Henry de Campo Florido held the manor of Wyke ; and in 29 Henry HI. 1245, Elena, daughter and heiress of the aforesaid Henry, paid three marks for her relief of the same.
In 14 Edward I. 1286, William de Campo Florido, or Champflower, as he was then called, held the manor of Wyke. This manor afterwards belonged to John de Orchard (of Orchard in the parish of St. Decuman's), who died 4th Edward II. 1311, when Margaret his widow released to her grandson John de Orchard, and Alice his wife, and their heirs in tail-general, her house and lands at Wick (Champ- flower) which Lucas de Champflower, father of the said Margaret, formerly held of John de Mohun, lord of Dunster, by knight's service. Henry Champflower was seised of this manor, held by him under the original tenure, by service of a knight's fee, of the lordship of John dc Mohun ; and was succeeded by John Champflower in the time of Edward IV. 1482.
I have assumed that Lucus was son of William.
- Lucus Champflore
- Type: Book
Periodical: The History and Antiquities of Somersetshire
Author: William Phelps